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The Banner-Democrat. [volume] (Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, La.) 1892-current, December 24, 1892, Image 1

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ONE PO ATIE ;ek ;,owrsoaemtasy. t E,
.a WHREWOE SOK. TEGRAT mmm u....
In -m umm dow ClitdoeA1N~toursix lxeaen l. t..
In the klucint en cur childhood
New we loved each rhyme,
And each ft-told tale beginning
"Oace npos a time."
Now we hold as no les precious
Thought of youth's sweet prims,
And the bMlessed golden seamn
Once upon a time.
DIsord then had never migled
With our heartsa' glad chime;
Lif was harony and gladness.
Ones upon a time.
Hands were free, then, for life's labors;
Feet were strong to climb:
Hana were full of brave ambitions
Ones upon a time.
Thsn mo doubts were ever blended
In life's happy rhyme,
Love was true and lovers faithful,
boe upon a time
Shall we meeok at those who teach a
Life is still sublime?
AS, how very fair we thought it,
OMne upon a time'
-Woman's Journal
e Found 011, But Not in Paying I
Quantities, r
"I've done my best, mother," Farmer
Hobbs said, coming in hot and tired
from the hay ed. 'That there dratted a
machine won't work, and ef I am to fe
save my hay, I'll have to take tht in- in
tereat money and buy a new machine." t
S"I think you'd better pot, father," no
Mrs. Hobbs answered, in mild alarm. w
"I don't know where you're goin' to ge
get any more, and Johnson is powerful th
clost about gettin' the money on time. co
I'd be afeard to let it run over a mn- to
"Wel, bt, Lmdndy, the hay's wuth
more'n the intrust, and you know t
they's no takln' the stock through the
wirter without it The cattle amght b
kinder rub ailong, but Mthe horse is jit "T
plum shieesed to have their timothy, fan
and my timothy is as fin a piece as I
you ever sot eyes on." ' e
"uppe. yoU try again," Mrs. Hobbs qut
sggested, helping her husband to a par
lusious quarter of raspberry pie, low
"I'll go out with you and help onchoke
her, and weo'll use plenty of ile, and bin
mebbe you can rub through jest this met
"Well, I'll try, Lucindy; I hasin't no aa
hopes, but I would like to save that in- T
t t money." field
Mrs. Hobbs stayed in the field till fora
fve o'olock, and the hay wa s cut with his
few delays. The girls brought out the arti
supper, which was eaten with luuch into
relish in the hayfield. The horses that
being watered and fed, the work went spina
on by the big harvest moon, and at ten "A
o'clock the hay from the "big medder" dicat
*sin the stk"a. half
it days after Jim Johnson came "Thu
"t to ss the nterest money was galo
ready. He tied s hrsem tinder a tree atryi
ald started through the medow to see out b
Mr. Hobbe, who was fencing bhs rek "L
st the oiler side. John,
"Moses asd the bullruahes IWhat's "Al
that?' he asked, gazing at glinty blue put h
reflections floating on pools of water are a
standing everywhere, for it had rained "It'
heavily the night before. "Oil, and no livid
. mistake!" he went on, after dipping the pd
his finger into a puddle and testing it "Dc
earefully with his nose. Mr.
It was only the day before that the Johns
papers had contained an account of "Who
some new oil leklds found not above inson
twenty miles away; ans old partner of to eo
Jim had been the first to invest, and swnd
u oas equently fabulously rich, and hi
Jolason carefully rubbed his finger it that
on his pooket handkerehlef, stowed the JohI
latter In a deep poeket and hastened the wl
asordes the field. his face pale and his "I di
eyes lttering very unpleasantly. He bsin
ried greet the farmer with his ac xpla
ustosmed tfamiairity, but his words knowe
esme by Jerks and in gusts, and his had no
throat beeame so dry that be could evesry
smeety articulate. know
S"What's the matter? Han't you weUll? 'in'
Mr fl bbs a sked, suspending his work
to as. curiously at hl visitor. "You HE
mlok tallereoleed at the deead, an'
eye : Is lie b.at holes in a
"Io tak  matt all" -Johsomn peet
replied st random "inP quite well, St.Lou
eept husky, sore ~ tsss re you was he
itti ~fad if' Mr. Rob sal io e
m aba m eto lese s th w a~ Abo
h *sbs reaon to ~bes tefeld a where 5t
as ha mentally enpreed a ct. b o
Me. Hobbs replied, ouand whee
nt " wit lhie wt a obtrk. p p
Uwas mat worth acs tahek woman.
* fl-ehtt," with a gasp. "Here's awbaoe I
U t hlad the hergabs, eand I fl e
tewPap tosta
to tme wth my,
end mriv It with pae t gravity. bat al l thoa
~i~:;tk .ii Z.; J1 A sr
ML h e, how soon we git away. Let's buy
oen baok our six acres on the edge of
Cloverdale. We can git it for three
in thousand, an' then you'll have nine
thousand to put out at interest."
ou "Yea, mother."
wh "And we kin git little Jim his cornet
and send him of to be learnt to play."
'Yo kin do jist asyou please, mother.
led I'm rich enough now. I reckon, to do
; I like, and I hope I won't never want
Sto do nothin' very bad."
"That's somethin' you never did do,
's labor,; father," dutifully replied his wife, "and
amoos I don't believe bein' rich is a-goin' to
change you much. If it would I'd want
ned somethin' to come along and take the
money away from us, because it can't
U4, never pay to give up doin' good."
As soon as the transfer was made
uo as and the deed recorded, Johnson sent
the following telegram to his whilom
It, partner:
"Come on--bring all your loose cash
Jour -oil In abundance." 3
The cash was sent with instructions
7 to buy adjoining farms on option of
thirty days; the oil man would come
later and bring an exprt. d
Paying The farms were bargained for at n
ridlculously low figures, and then John-.
son invited his friends out to see his
"Farmer "find." of
ad tired "I tell you, boys," he said, as he rode i
e dratted up and tiecd his horse to the meadow ti
I am to fence, "the whole earth is just a-soak- to
that in- in' with it, and it's jist burstin' out of w
achine." the ground. You see this country has el
father," never had any oil taken out of it," he Is
I alarm. went on glibly, "and as it is constantly th
goin' to generating it has become so chock fall in
owerfa that the ground can't hold it and, it's sh
°n time. compelled to come out. You'd be u-m
a min- tonished to see how it is actually boll- hi
ingup." we
's wath "It mast be wasting if it is in that
know eoodition," some one remarked. i
ugh the "What's a waste of a few millions o' re
might barrels" scornfully retorted Johnson. ale
I is jit "There's enough left for me and my p1
mothy, family and all my poor relations. hi
poe as By this time others, having beard the the
news, had arrived at the farm, and Fr(
Hobbs quite a crowd had gathered when the wh
d to a partner with the expert drove up, fobl. re
7 pie lowed by Mr. Hobbs. Th
uchoke "Just wait until you examine these and
e, and blue patches," Johnson said to the two al
at this men after they had alighted from their low
buggy. "Now tell me if you ever saw
n't no a surer indicatioa of oil?" du
hat in- The ex-:ert gave a glance over tht seas
field, took a quick survey of the con- and
ld till ormation of the country, and opened c
t with his lips to speak; but before he could loo
ut the articulate a word, Mr. Hobbs broke Fl
inuch into the conversation with a remark they
brass that sent the cold chills down Johnson's pose
went spine, wall
t ten "And is It them blue patches that in- wbhi
dder" dicate ie?" he asked, with a glance nigh
half pitying, half eonteiuptfi 'saol
came "That's a fact, for I used mor'n two live
was gallon on my ole mowin' machine, etati
re a-tryln' to git through the season with.- whiq
o see out bayin' a new one." dead
rik "Let this be a lesson to o, sir," said in t
Jh ison's partner. cheel
hat's "All the lesson I it out of it," agai roal
blue put in Mr. Hbbs, "tis that when you in B
t are a-cuttin' hay use Plenty of ile." apprc
ined "It's a--swndlel" Johnson broke out, crawl
-no livid with ra "And I'll land you in
ping the pen before this Is ever." Ric
ng it "Don't talk to me about swtmh ,,, hairs
Mr. Hobbs began, advancing upon 1m t
the Johnson, who retreated to his buggy. jewel
it of "Who was It swindled the Widow Rob. was a
bove inson out of her property and drove her shaise
er of to commit suicide? Who was it that In ai
and swindled the people out of their taxes not p
and barely missed the pen? Who was Intend
oger it that swindled--" this d
the Johnson gave his horse a lash with head
med the whip and drove rapidly away. wear r
his "I didn't know nothin' about this lHe of dia
He business until this mornin'," Mr. Hobbs plums.
so. explained to the. people present. "I made
ds knowed they was somethin' up, but I and th
his had no ida what it was, for I supposed ties m
old every blamed fool in the country would gainly,
know machine-ile on a medder after a The
9 rain. "--Waverly. ideal a
n' A las aarried is Wie s the Day of by twi
S lear Expct*. Pmerat.
"I married my wife on the day Iex- cpy a
p' etd to ttend her funeral," said abrough
1, St. Loisan to the -Ile Hour club that toer
'o was hoMIng 4betee the other day. queer
"IThat wasr twemtt ve years ego. In Opl
ees Ich &a.- We were to have been an p
U sarled o the irst of January, but on their el
irtaas day the young ladty was thy ha
Staken il, sa on the last day of the old
year sbe died, apparetlg . Prutieh
• "The funeral was to ooeur at n calm aV
b early hr ext mornintg, and she w l in
n piaced I the eoba that evean~.ee of
About midniaght I went to the room They m
where bshe lay, and the watchers with- sllsin
Sd.w to the bail. I sat down and intertra
bowed may head on the ofin, over anddiv
whelmed by my lose. I had satthere they pie
perhaps ten minutes when I heard athrf
I scratrbing inside the cofi then a elusion
. stIed bo. wiMM te
"My nerves, already tratalcd'to the' n d
I Utmost tension, seemed to snap, and I
e stood up ad dd srseoned fJaie a hll t
4 womma. The watbor thought I l dt att
beomenaae, and triad to take see while t
's away I was powerises to speak, asd noel a
Ll couLoaoy point the cofn Thy but els4
It did not auderstnad ls, ~n esm*t in Ks
in takirag awvey. I roke fm thesm two lst
. and strove to tear of te Gon d a P.d She
Swith my sagers. They cawlQ a l. them all.
bt all the moea I Riehmom acould re p
hmae held e bac. I ripped heart s
co~a *lid to spliaters, a
too mesh heiifee t * lle me Ia. magl
I stan. ty. bM OsLetin the pollee toiandp
ocenss me, but when they found see
a t yemmglady bed her amang aua4
~atapek a wd we were bo ,i
admaata like a oujile ,
Tb oint eree toes e x b Si*h
funeral LItoP hbet perfeme lb
-aa . elewas wide dowp
sV7 ;C os-:fsuuiL-:;4
he edge of
for three eRK Dasty saet * Clgarsees bt as s
have nine nnue.
--m Burnsh is the paradise of women
From the wicked queen of Theebaw,
his cornet who murdered seventy relations in a
it toplay." single day because they were in the
e, mother. way, to the pretty girls who coquet
ron, to do tishly hold stalls in the bazaar, in or
ever want der to maintain their independence.
Burmah is the land of women par ex
*r did do, cellence. Women and priests--who is
wie, nd it said they were the two curses of hu
a- oin' to nanity? Well, there they are, and no
I I'd want body seems much the worse for them.
take the In the bazaars are women selling wo
s It can't men's things. Little tiny clogs and
,." slippers of Cinderella-like dimensions
ras made and daintiness of the colors of
]son sent the rain-bow, gold-embroidered,
i whilom iver-embroidered, pearl-embroidered,
high-heeled, pointed-heeled. Of Paris
18 cash fashions you see nothing out here, and
yet what strange and wondrous effects!
'tructions All Burmah is a lesson in color, a feast
option of for the artist eye, a mass of barbaric
id come splendor, costly intricacy of carving,
dazzling yellows, brilliant pink, rose
for at madder, cerulean blue, burnt umber-- I
en Joha. a palette full of tints.
D see his Verily a paradise of open-air feasts,
of fun and frolic, of dancing and sing-.
hrode Ing children is Burmah, the home of
meadow the brightest, merriest, most good
a-soak- tempered and good-hearted of children,
out of who lounge in the sun, profiting by a
try has climate and a soil that makes severe
it.," he labor unnecessary. Flat faces have d
astently they; high cheek bones; narrow, long,
xok fall intelligent eyes; hair plentiful and
ad. it's shiny, plaited in a long pigtail by both ii
be as- men and women, brushed up fashioha- C
ly boil- bly on the top of the head, and by the t
women decorated with flowers
in that The feminine dressof all classes coan
sists of a plain, loose white jacket l
lions o' reachin to below the waist, narrow e
)hnson. sleeves (fashionable again), and's tight
md my petticoat of silk clasped round their
L" hips with a pin and managed when r
ard the they walk with inimitable grace. n
n and From the back depends another piece, ai
ten the which trails a little on the ground, and 0
p, fobl resembles a scanty drawing-room train. 101
These pieces of silk are of the daintiest
these and most artistic hues, generally of on
le two pale peach color shot with pink or yel- wc
n their low pale gold. The yellow silk of Bur th
r saw tah is strong, rich in color, and very wo
durable and cheap, Add to this a in
sr the scarf of silk of some contrasting color,
con- and you have the Burmese costume fro
,pened complete, simple, pretty, and nice to ye
could look at. 95
broke Flowers seems to be their ideal and he:
mark they themselves are as like flowers as mu
ason's possible. Better class houses have no yea
walls, only sliding green shutters, re
at In- which when open, as they are at
lance aight, disclose a vista of plants and othi
i~itts. lowbes such that you seem verily to The
two live in a garden. Out of doors the veg- pur
hin, etation is green, rank and luxuriant ne
with- while a moist warmth, insidious and &
deadly to the health of the nropeas as t
sid in the long run, gently fans your lare
cheeks. Courtesy, degenerating among to
gala royalty to slavish groveling, is the rule larg
you in Burmah. The king was formerly As
approached by his courtiers only W
out, crawling on the stomach,
in in wriggle and crawl still, new
Rich people wear diameuds in their may
lag, hair and disposed all over their persons Out I
pon - that they literally blaze with
lgy. jewels. I. feminine court eostume OIVI
Hob- was a very quainton. It was in the
her shahje of.a palr of stiff w"~ l
that in a kind of tail, so that the lady
axes not possibly sit down, but as she was
was intended to crawl in the royal presence,
this did not matter much. On the
ith head was worn some stud of high head- gift
wear resemblinga helmet stuck as full DoroI
ile of diamonds as a Christmas pudding of
'bbs plums. The wings seems to have been
"I made of wire covered with gold foil, s
it I and the appearance of the eourt beau
ad ties must have been quaint and un- muh
AId gainly, to may the least of it
Sa The Burmane always realize the
ideal of the Romans, for they are al
ways en fete, perambulatin the streets "He
adorned with flowers and surrounded
by twinkling lights and colored lan-I te
ters. Then the pwes, or dances, o
cupy a good deal of time. Girls are
Sbrought up from their earliest Infancy
to exercise themselves in all manner ofl
Squeer contortions. Their muscles are Bt
Sso pliant they can bend themselves into
en any position they please, can turna wb
their elbows lIside out, and lookas u
o they had no uantk wo
Even little children may be seen
practicng steps and attitudes to the PPO
calm approval of their mothers seated hora
Sidly in the doorway. The independ- o
ence of Burmese women is remarkable
They manage their own affairs hold ,
hstalls in the bazar, with which no one
interfers, marry whom they choose,
and divorce their husbands as soon asldo
Sthey please. No jealous veils cover o
their faces, no melancholy prdsh s.e*
elIOn peventm s them from mixing m a
wa thtbe male sa.
IM They lt, duane and lagh with as T
of all, they smok--nos daInty itsw it
cIgarettes oa the sly, takhia.~ a wi
while the read a' a thty FReab i.the
noel. as their urpeen dates's dosa, Ca
but eigarsi Ciga bleagp than men
- usein arepek elgrs a footcma aud
two EE.hes hin clu ss, their We.
pic about a penn, sad they smpkc tor at
thes all.day lng. Thwa, dis, z- Tatte
. es ptd n rta though you cwld the)iRh
i yourselves dhaf$ l, what de yes think see, I Ate
"Them tateri of yours," saie as ___
amagasie oders, vetearein the sao ad
assa ~bgto khe st her *sea hsotia
s~ Ldt~CZ b~m-.
4'.·~~·; S1PI1~1
but easms IatU at ligares a om a 0 s 5 WOur
with but a >a siS pees
Swomen To form some Idea of the largeness d
Theebaw, the earth, one may look upon the and
ions in a cape from the top of an ordinary
e in the church steeple, and then bear in mind
0 coquet. that one must view 9R0,000 similar lad
ar, in or scapes to get an approximately correct
endence. idea of the als of theearth. Plae 00
par ex- earths like ours side 'by side. yet Sat'
-who is urn's outermost ring could easily inelogs
es of hu- them.
,and no Three hundred thousand earth globes
rthem. could be stored nside of the sun, if hol
ling wo. low. If a human eye every hour was
logs and capable of looking upon a fresh mesa
pensions ure of world material 7,500 square miles
lors of large, that eye would need 55,000 years
oidered, to overlook the surface of the sun.
midered, To reach the hearest fixed star one
O paris must travel nineteen trillions of miles,
ere, and and if the velocity were equal to that
effects! of a cannon-ball, it would require 5,
a feast 000,000 of years to travel the distance.
barbari On a clear night an ordinary human
earring, eye can discover 1,000 stars in the north,
ik, rose ern hemisphere, most of which send
unber- their light from distances which we I
can not measure. How large they
fests, must be! Round tese 1,000 stars circle
d sing. 50,000 other stars various sle. se.
ome of sides single stars, we know of systtms r
Sgaod. of stars moving round one another. t
ildren, Still, we are but a short way into l
gby a space as yet. Ontside our limits of e
severe vision and imagination there are, nof
a have doubt, still larger spaes. The Milky e
r,long, Way holds probably at least 90,191,000
ul and stars, and, as each is a sun. we presume a
y oth t is encircled by at least fifty planets.
hioha- Counting up these figurs, we arrive at
by the the magnitude of 1,000,965,000 star, .
A thousand millions of stars! Who e
es c a en comprehend it? Still this is only a
jacket part of the universe. The modern tel- ci
farrow escopes have discovered more and sim- P
Stight ilar milky ways still further away. o
their We know of some .0OO nebule which de
when represent milky ways like ours Let ni
rae a count ,000 of them as being of the Hr
piece, siae of our Milky Way, then Seo000x
, and 0,191,000--40,382000,000 sans, or 2,019,- t
train. 100,000,000 heavenly bodies. a
itiest Suppose these bodies parading before C
ly of our mental eye one per minute, it
r yel. would require 3,800,000 years to finish
Bur the march, in all of which time we
very would hare to look upon them unceas.
his a ingly.
elor, Suppose a human being, miatng rt
tume from globe to globe and spending fifty e
e to years on each, he would reqnuire 10 l
955,000,oo000o,oo years for the round. If
and he stayed only one hour he would save e
rs as much time, but still need 280,400,000 nt
re no years for the task Yet these nebule b
;ters, are only a part of the universe.
eat Outside the'nebule limits we know of
and other nebulae not resglvable into star
ly to They appear to be primitive nebula--.
veg- pure, unused, world-stuff--matter for sh
ant, new creations.
and Some of them occupy a space as large
auss as the orbit of Urnnanus. Some are still
ou larer. The one in Orion is estimated
long to be 2,200,000,000tpeee* me
rule largerthan oursun.
ery Are we come to the outermost limits?
nly Who dares say yes? We are probably
new instruments and scientific devices,
heir may push those limits so much further
a out into space.--Golden Days.
rith Sml
the ' ct t
the w t aw a or as world a or on the erow
lIg G..e Art. Paget
Is one situation in life mao me
to tn an4Uasee the beasted fact of 11"d s
wh e deserts i u - it is in the dista
he seemingly gameies act he-t
ad- ifts. Everyone remembers
Dorotheain "Middlemarch," deseied
f that jewels are worldly and unworthy heele
n b high-minded woman like herself, theta
turns the contents of her jewel-box thea
nover to her sister. Her example is
t- much followed by elder sisters the
e world over, who in the process of clear.
he ing out bureau drawes are wont to
ts "Here's that hideous pair of gloves. T
edI can't bear the coler. Won't you have the
n- them, Dora.."loel,
c Or, "What on earth mamma ever one
re bought me anything so loud as that nd
Splaid for I don't see. You can take it,
of Lilhie." Bat
SBut the height of sisterly ssari e an
was reacmehed by a young woman who teo
' had been studying In an art school, and osd
Swhose artistie views had become pro. mep
boonneed. 8he looked with eritical dis- aloud
approval at the pletures which were
Shung upon he wall for the purpose of b eau
adornment, and delivered herself of theM A r
Sfollowing renmarks: twenty
" "What frighttaful looking things these TrieJ
Sare! And tothink I waq monce asoigno. lt
J rant as to consider them pretty! They is no I
are simply ataeious, and they arem macs i
SIng down this very day. I'd rather hae hthk
_ abare wall thanofendevery prMteleof Venus
my artistc ense by such grotesque whch p
I parodies on pictures." smep
Then she paused. Th eeoemiealcal mts
spirit of the woman aone in confiet Ibeheod
with the artist's fastdaaness, andhe Obp
i ed at her sisater. he .po
Why, Mary, she adM, "Wekaudntyos Vcu I
like theme for yeaur room?'"-- otl eomelu
-Nss-Dispate. khepsit
iWeary fa-id yer git saythia' of
T-tteiwlon Torna,-ye and It w Ts
te ightest meal I evr struck. Yer
ise I teekied the ald wome ter n et
She aid she adn'$hav. aotkf'hi fe pI 7
sea r[waser £lvln'ba piseoasfr see g a s
it h oMl amea eame out amnd ade
Sneat in wawes.-pk.
is. swmtl- p
~5ib t 1
our wa s E k as Ihees Um euS sahead by ms
largeness of At the present moment the polies"y
n the land- tem In all its branches easts England
n ordinary close upon four millions a year, and It
ar In mind is incredible to sppose that constant
Imilar land- additions should be made to this
ely correct grievous flnas lal bunae without im
Place 500 perative need. In short, polle statietes
le. yet Sat- are a striking conrmation ed prison
dily incloes statistics and the statistlaeof trials, a
all of them point with singlar au
arth globes nimity to the oonclusion that erimedur.
sun, if hol- lag .the last thity years for which we
hour was possess official returns, has not do.
rash mes- cressed in gravity, and has been steadi
uare miles ly developing in magnitude.
5,000 yeas The true explanation of this un
sun . Satisfactory state of things is not far to
d_ star one seek. It is almost entirely to be at
a of miles, tributed to the growing tendency of
al to that the community to become eo.
squire a,. eemslted In large eities. A
distance. hlghly-coneetrated population fosters
ry human lawless and immoral instinct in such a
the north. multitude of ways that it is only en
bich send expression of literal eaxetitude to call
which we the great cities of to-day the nurseries
*rge they of modern crime. Statistics of all
tars circle kinds bshow this, but It a be easily as
ises. . certained without the aid of any fig.
ysystems ra. The agrgagtion of lage mult.
tber. tudes within a very limited area mst
way into increase the chances of conflet, and
limit o cosequently multiply the oesasions
a re. no or crime. A popultion in this crowd
he Milky e4 condition has also to be restrained
0,191,000 and regulated at every turn by a huge -
Presume network of laws, and as every new law
planets. forbldsiomething wjskh was permitted
arrive at before, a multiplication of laws lina
stars. evitably followed by an increase of I
r! Who crime. In addition to these evils, which
is only a are inherent in the constitution of large
lrn tel- ctites, the immense esnceatrkn of Qa
ad im. Property within them generates a host e
Way. of temptations, and a thieving elass is a
m which developed possessing boundless oppota.- d
ra Let nities for plunder and for the oompar b
rof the tirvely afe disposal of it A highly- ti
S9,000x oncentrated population also augments b
r 2,019,- the volume of crime by the creation of C
a large degenerate aste.-Nteenth
t before Century.
oute, it ------------
o finish PRETTY GOOD YARN. o
imee p1
unceas. "Fish stoaries" Wit aveoe to ae esak
seat New.
grating A broker, who is well known on the
g fifty New York stock exchange forahis pro
clivities as a practical joker, made on so
0ad. I siderable fan for some of his assoiates.
Id save He is sojourning in the country at pres- Yt
400,000 ent and dispensing hospitality to num
aebloe bers of his comrades. He is rated
among then as a particularly, bad p
nowof markman, nd so it was that when he
s tar tok anumer of them around back of
b the barn, a few mornings sine, sand be
tar for showed them a target painted on the S
back of the barn and a bullet Imbedded thr
Slarge In the very center of the bull's-eye, the
Sstll rst inquiry was:
"I ied it, ad fot a disiaaceof two
I p too," was his earnesd tn
bbly Come o[ v."
S't e distce."t the rn at that the
But he nersisfed in his assertion, and low
finally suggested that perhaps some of
LLY. his rends would lie to bet on it. He
got two bets, one for a dinner for the ase
a the crowd sad another for a ease of chas. take
pagn. He then brought out two wit- "pis
me esses who solemnly declre that they Iag
ct of had seen the shot tired by as fraen a the
a the distance of two handred-yards and lttl
ag from a rile. The wigms- eri arilst
V sussa ead thabets were
ided ~bline that foloed the
irthy ba'ilser chad
ueli, the target or the lags
box the shot--N. Y. Eald.
e ....--...
t to me a the suteru at si s .s At
-1eeshere as"dsa86h0
ss. The planet Venus continues to peaale
ave the asronomers It is a world as
closely resembling the earth lasets that
ever one mght naturally enough ezpe to Ti
tht nd any other reemlae between the d
Bat there is some peu a ay inat
Lice Veuss atposphere whieh rendes the them
ho teleopc study of the planet's arface leau
ad exceedingly dificult In foat, its ate soied
pro anephere seems tobesoextraosdina·rBj y o a
es- ltoudy that aonly the merest gaimpmas rent,
Sbe caught. "
th A reeant review of the results of dispes
twenty year' observation of Venus by not
o Tuvelct,the Prench autroassk,r i- of i t
no- dates that the srnfeasef that planet go
Sno aes extraordinary than the te r hawi,
n i mosphere whl eovers it. Trouvelot or are
e thiak that crtain white spots seen o gown
of Vea us are the tops of vat mountis em be
wh1c h protrude above the cloud*adsa to gin
a smountains are nery dll in thoe ~*h-t
t boao of tahe pei of
he Obepratlemns by J. J. Leudesw m greemd
theela of light asected frae Thrwl
o VeIs appear to best out T'1'ml).j' two g
d esmelusaona. Ladeer believes that eaed
plnpet must bacovereirdby thick ayer iL aes
wn' of cos, e sept e polar eag) es, htin
hep pwat .Vthe safhge atesabove a adebai
a the citosm.-t hk Oeestpriaes. hbnesO
Sr - _______ mmi. =,
- | - h eal. " , ,. th' e
' Iy the stutrees, who weme beied
j praty the einep t i apegheg I
I tecihet, ass  W
intoutamona gu t, of ,~nmi s.
atas- .&ti 'a thir e NI
aS as t inelh . Wy psses
UtM.Z~Lflk ~~ u~ ~ r
-rJ~"li·c--~. · I~
WE HOt HImTS f4 o rI.P&.
-- `,__ .
I ds. -
-To elesa breutramameuta. take
liesys. ae drachm at war ·ild, one oune
England alhol, ad one eanes sad a hal of
r, and it water. Apply ul with a solt
constant pone, but do not rub.
to this -Peacil and paper ueased systemati
hout Ia- ealy will save nerves and shoe leather.
t Every Woman should beep everlmote.
a pri b s sma eouoh to carry tn her
4614 sd poet bout byr the dosn thy cost
ar aa- ht a trifle. One should be reserved
rlmedu. tea mariketing, ad ee should be kept
rhih we at hand or n hopping lt. To make
not do- moteoe ai th mgs that must be bought
n steadi- will sae wea sad tear ad much in.
tfto an-~It
nt -Juas llab*Ulylee Wash one poaad rie
ad soak it oae hou;a ap s ood
be no roasted chicken (after you have taken I
eC the skin off) n small pilces and old one
A- ,loeofham risd lie thei shop
S fine, ai the rice, chicke and beha to
ch fosters gther and pour oe it me pint of hot 4
ly an water, put t In a kttle and eoer
yo a coy st it wherer it willstew slowly
faoity minutes; seaon with salt and but- I
s ter. Philadelphis Prome
Sas- -sweet Potato Croquett: Bail alft
aly s a dosa medsuanmes sweet potates b
alt - peel and mash until there a reo h m
amast season wi t ad utter, u nrake to L
nand a shape die the into beaten egg,
e mea into ae bored screae sed Ap In
awd- k etle of hot ft. After they are
Mid mashed, i yo swese them threough t
Shage telldmus beo e , Ao
w aw mthm, crulm If eodas,s d ale ttle i
itted mlk.-Bostn Badget.
i -a.I -dIsna khes: Pat apint oxatd 1
*of med Into a bowl, ad se It with
waich rapidlyboiua water. Just maoug P
*e water must be pouaed a to mnake a
Jn of mit, Cmby man. WhiBe ts is
a host cooing beat thre ellSaadd a plat of -
lass is milk d sdtir ths into s eaup o wbt
Souar fted with two teepooual of ek
a- baking powder and one t slt thea -
ighly. tu nthis batter ianto the sealded Iiea, IC
ate beating until it is a emooth am eel
on of Contry Gentleman.
eath -Pigeon Pie: For Fast take one-haltf
eup batter rubbed wel into the flour,
one cap sweet milka little l ll ha
out and linea pudding dish. Bol te l
pigeous in a litle salty wt till al
a most done, place a layer of pi as In
the bottom of dish, staew over them a lttle bhm
salt and pepper, and bits of butter and I
Pr so on till dish is filled. Take the watr
Sthe rpigeus were boiled n, add sthe r
yolks of two hard-bled eggs, sad tr
i-teapoon of Sour, stir all together and mati
aed pour over the pigeos Cover wigth
pa d t l with yolk oi an o ad --'
k he o-Husekeeper. In so
of -Blanched Almonds: Almoend tomy
1b" be_ blanched by yygs (e and ismim
dd throw the meats ilnto
the lt-them bow 11
sk brown O
them easily. It tea mau
ao d throw these
w i.ta a pmns itha o r bM m l
and a placket alt, place them in the to
oven and let them stand until theyr are
slightly browned, shaking or stirrig e's
at them cocasinslaay. They are stweed fin
a small ornamental, dish, and are - A
d lowed to remain on the table dadug in i
, the entire maal-. -- V. L.de...
Be -car. e . of t.lo n Tohasp.pa e eq
h casoe in good enderge eaes mast be kMd
Staken in the a rppl sae aosilld fter
ey Ing offered for the oh ain
I the mnstrument l ook ih A if t
d little polish should be d, d t
aust be rubbed well S w+
-. :i5Ii cloth. TebaIh t sky$loel ýt i o :
hd tc water, a a his h
Mile at atime aud rub dry
shin. Bruaise mag '
piano.-Ladiess' Hose Jeurnal tsesi
,- 0 ED -ME DRg , s
, a...t 
i :-;+.:... - +'  I I
o The bet ad wisestl thing tdo. with lam.
Sthe delicate silk ad wool ineur s
gowns that have doue faithful gt slty e rth
a afternoon and eveming uur-i to sp rip
Sthem carellyar, ased te Ja ems ti he JSense
e elear, the goods as weon It trq are
soiled, and then eeabinlg the besat of
twre or more of them tiehesarmgar.. thi*
ament, wr them out In the pesuti hksi...
Plaiu t whieh 8i sl0cs m in
. adispesaable fuatur; of thee ga* , is
not alwags or ev en raaly made "
of 'the sape uebtwis as -the don'
gown, but ay be of a * ieebe
shawl, o breadets eieuaksbrclealEh ak s
or mi depolep d p Oe sen acl beLl Si -
san be arranged without owtaqK thMeam he
f an old (ama chk wit - gras __
- boaes - wih piak
a deeleweollar edseasbaak og I
adeub laIasoa w bak- , Ap
betod U' r~5 ·rrbklr · d
- J.
hss a CHOOL AND qONUWpi.
sets, ae -Iowa has 1,14 Methodite cahurehe
Soase tof -A mlselosary bead is tuarng
a half of through bigland o. baycles.
h a soft --nish Raptisa. have ames ISI,
s oft the half-ais onr cesteall fund
syatemati. -0-f the S,008 Conreastional
c leather. In this country over 1,800 senp
remlsote ls
rry in her -There are 3,I0. a6 Baptists ln tse
they cost United States. They increased 106,10
reservmed lst year
MId be kept -t. Peter's chuarek, In Rore is the
roamake largest churchmb In the world; the seo
be bought cad largest i the cathedral or duomno
mch Ina- of Milan, Italy; the third largest the '
athedral of Milan, Italy.
and rie s -The Japanese, who have bee naa
ap a cold eos in attendance in German Wnd-.
ye taken trial ad other schools for many years,
Sadd one sar beginnafg to show that they know
aa shop how to profit by their learning.
I ham to- -Largely through the eforts of the
it of hot Christia Endeavor societies reliagious
ad cer services e haeveabum.po l for nearly
w salowly all the Ifesaving satis alt the
and bat- New Jersey coast, ad will be through
out the United States
Bol half -ee. Boaoth has "S men, mostly
pointes breken-down drunatkatd at one ties
wa wakg on his farm a few ailes ut ot
gane Ito Ledoa ad they are described as de
ten egg, Cant Iodstrlous, useful sad sathusi.
dafr>,in aste lot oi people now
hey are -*Ia some of the private eabshooe d
rougha the city teaching the minuet Ie part
makes of the euors o physdial enaltse. Shirt
La little dea eaog wil be an easy tranasion
afrom this, audit may bs expect t sob.
SIndian Inl d in the sarlsu sbt y
it with -Rev. Nan Tab, thebclhe
senogh prncher of the North 1oero Pssupt.
make a sian dmission in Blas, ebos BRauMe
this is pridest fhgh stmdau A st
paint of verae he was eokItbl; ta his
r whbAt Uie and rlived away bro is wise an
fuls of chldtien f orwllva
,t them -Nemen M a a e
Inred , cardI lnaft7sur ý mtou a, osm of toms
sur.-. "Abfel , hoe lft eraiem, .. and i
at~n for* is itm~ Re
sehalf wres Oceverte atB"eChhetnm Street
o, lBaptt ,church, Louisville, Mis uncle
[ak " had take**n east he painto r ae
souar, *MatJ~rhLgkb. Metrile.Whek
oil the k t oish priesthood.
tiln a- -Lord Brasy hbas given W nw to
ems in ward the $ 09 nseeded to rnovie a
Slittle block of buildings to consist of a adn,
W an sE church for seamen, an iastitu$S a
water gymnadium, a adalt smhootoom, elss
id the rooms and a eoame bar, ta. So the
and a free ause ase0es and shersmem a al
r and nationalte freq tg the port o
WtO Loudo, Bug d. -Cbristlan Union.
5 sad -The prnctice of improring one's self
in some usefn art without an iteia n
may to become a Professional
and is rach aone is
tee., *******4 tor
o ndoisre af for
c Many women ae thps learn
se atsey sad dreessadakag, wood wL ,
utter nsd the like. In London it is pe e
the to take a short course oin S l deot sa
r a ticsn as a maateo lsatises. fy fide
Hing n's l popal
el A "PRIO AND Co0w PAiwv
ring g.or'~i`I z ~ Memens
o"e With Pssr
Im Requfire that the Esapy be al.
t Lta ctse Ite two st. They "chses up"
,nse after the fashion of a spelln As,
b be. Mhemf s tSlpes. AAaWis
d> startof at the
PNY aif the Pies, wh -016",g
ting4 ta se with a woad wag ,
agie 'w" Iglaoc aM a
. t "anfot.W aus eb
",gi 1% alai~'' -
a Inw word prsd"" mt w
toss ~Wis n.uphhlta e
ý' rrorrtat B*Ve
Sestiest bsenes oe of -deepest ier
eaL iatrIt a we riiswr* wsgaJ ho
o, eth r side, may sti stad is in
I PlowPI rti~~
rip fem tae ap the sery when his tern
al Iato ey a l. Whar thie nember is
ne sesmaned down to one or two
of sete de the eaftst growe nsuing.
nr. rlhie*whe is lest Pc 48 inr fer
MlaauiA abe for his le.*s-Idles
he. Vene JournaL
one** eaes. esensam.
'l "Joah," said Mru, (Chuwater, '1
L+ don't like to £pdea of asythlnq un
e, seer ueseatie, andt I sabl have to
ag kesturanotqer si4 Whorqaasswhue
as ilfenem aziss betwarn ar sek ad
"r 'rh?' si * Chwar t, ootCkg
a hknwap asdl icssAn. ,
b *umlqin th e ***tet n a a -
* praidesar ha beesOn met tar iss
*smneembenin es o mab, serugis
* flaka tnaa te er stb t easr"
a I·,, Anhbwabmstahkaswapa4.
SApr Ul gk~ s8tirs~t was iyRriom vie'
~ ted~ap~~Ms dit
ast a ne as
)a ~ Yl'S I
40iItw 5Wr~iS:*lgf4g
5n emt p.1
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