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VOLUME V. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA, AT A
BUCKWHEAT FOR BREAKFAST.
Early on a winter morning,
Whee the frost is on the rails,
And we eat by light o' candle
Till the coming daylight pales;
In the savor of the kitchen
How the appetite awakes!
How we gorge the toothsome morsets
Light and wholesome buckwheat cakes!
Coming on the table steaming,
Stacked up high upon the dish,
Sight to makedsad heart gladdPn,
What more could a mortal wish?
Forks attack in goodly number,
Everybody likes them hot;
Cook has counted well the noses,
Not a single one'sforgot
Take a cake upon your platter,
Island make of it with cream,
Then a hit of golden butter
Epicure. It Is a dream:
Put a cake upon the butter,
ALet the butter melt between,
Trickle o'er a little honey
'Twere a dish for gods, I ween.
Talk shout your land of Canaan!
This is good enough for me;
Give me buckwheat cakes for breakfast,
And I'll quite contented be.
Here's a land of golden butter
Land of milk where honey flows;
Let me live and die in clover,
In this land where bu;ckwheat arowsi
-J. C. Cowdrick, in N. Y. Advertiser.
THE MILLINER'S GIRL.
How a Banana Rind Brought Her
How it rained, that bleak winter
night! Ilow mercilessly the torrents
came down, rebounding in sheets of
spray from the pavements and swell
ing the gutters into miniature rivers!
Through the whitening mist the shop
windows flared dimly and the yellow
stars of the street lamps shone like
beacon lights far out at sea. There
were not toany pedestrians'on Broad
way that night, save those compelled
by.grim necessity to face the storm;
and Guy Mureau, striding down the
western side, had the right of way all
"There's no hurry, no hurry in the
world," said Mr. Moreau, calmly, to
himself. "My hat is ruined already,
and my coat is fit for nothing but the
outside pegs of a second-hand clothing
store. Consequently-. Ilallo, here,
what's the matter?"
lie stopped short at the sountd of a
slight scream, close to him. A shab
bily dressed young girl carrying a load
of oil-cloth-shielded bandboxes had
slipped on a piece of banana rind,
almost at his feet,
Guy Moreau made no pretensions to
the rank of a Chevalier Bayard, but he
had a kindly human heart within his
bosom, and stepped instantly forward
to help the young girl up.
"Not hurt, are you?' he asked
The girl looked at him with big eyes
full of pain and terror.
"My bandboxes!" faltered she, glane
ing eagerly aronfid. "They're not wet,
"No--but you are. Look at your
shawl, poor thing."
"Oh, that's no matter," said she.
"It was very awkward of me to slip so,
"What's the matter now?" Moreau
For she had stopped short in the at
tempt to move forward again.
"I'm afraid my ankle is sprained!"
she wailed. "Oh, dear, what shall I
"Sprained, is it? (Confound those peo
ple whoeat bananas and fling the rind
on the pavement!" inwardly muttered
Guy.) "Let me call a hack," he added,
"Oh, no, sir!" shrinking back. "I
couldn't afford a hack. I'm only a mil
liner's apprentice and all these hats
must be delivered before nine o'clock
Guy looked reflectively down at the
bandboxes, then at the pale, pretty
face, with its dark, Spanish eyes and
lashes sprinkled with rain.
"I'm afraid you'll hardly manage it,"
"But I must," said the girl, posI
"Can't you take 'em back to the
"It's closed for the night, and mad
ame would never forgive me for notde
livering the hats. I-I think I could
walk very slowly."
But as she made the effort her cheeks
blanched once more with pain and a
low cry involuntarily escaped from her
"No," said she, "I can't walk. Oh,
what shall I do?"
Guy knit his brows and considered a
"llow far from here do you live?" he
"On Bleecker street-only a little
way-but the hatsl"
"Don't fret about the hats," said Mo
reau. "I'll attend .to the hats. How
many of 'em are there? Ticketed and
labeled all right? Hlere, lean on my
arm, and I'll take the band-boxes in
my left hand. Now, then! Not too
Guy Morean had never been in a
working woman's room before, and as
be stood on the threshold he could but
marvel at the aspect of utter destitu
tion that pervaded it. A little girl who
was making artificial fluwers by the
light of a kerosene lamp sprang to her
feet at the sound of their steps.
'"Oh, Nelly, are you hurt? What is
the matter?" ried she. "What makes
youen look so white?"
"It's my little sister," said the girl,
turning to her conductor. "We live
here together. Oh, sir, I am very much
obliged to you!"
But when Guy Moreau was gone, old
Mrs Maerabbin, who cI come up
stairs to rub Nelly Knox's ankle with
camphor, shook her head gloomily at
the reectal of the evening's adventre.
"Wasn't he kind? And a perfect
stranger, too," said NeIlly, radiantly.
"Poor dear'!" said Mrs acabbia.
"What do you know about the wage o
sl .ty? It's so ways likely thbS.ou'll
eve' see hide aor hair of theb I bon
young man has made off with the
"Nonsense!" cried Nelly. "With a
face like that-and such a voice, and
such a manner?"
"Well," said Mrs. Macrabbin, "we'll
And she rubbed away harder than
"Young man," said Mrs. Petherick,
sourly, "what do you mean by leaving
a white-tulle hat here with a water
lily and three sinful plumes on it? Do
I look like a person who wears water
lilies and marabou?"
And Guy, who was walking whist
ling away after leaving his last band
box, stopped short at the old lady's
"llello!" said he. "I've left the
Petherick hat at St. James', and the
St. James' hat at Petherick's. I must
"I should think so," said Mrs. Peth
erick. "In my days, errand-men at
tended to their business! Nine o'clock
at night, and my new black velvet hat,
with the satin bows, not come home!"
"I'm very sorry, ma'am," said Guy.
"Much difference it makes whether
you are sorry or not," said Mrs. Peth
crick, leveling her blue spectacles
wrathfully at Mr. Moreau. "You must
be a very presuming young man to
have any opinions at all on the subject.
I beg that you will set this awkward
blunder rght at once, and I shall most
assuredly report it to Mmine. Dunoyer."
And Mr. Moreau had no alternative
but to trudge back again through the
blinding rain to Miss Ilonora St.
James' brown-stone residence.
"The milliuer's man again!" said
Miss St. James, sharply. "Well, I
should think! To leave me a dowdy
old black-velvet thing, instead of my
white-crape opera-hat! And to come
back at this time of night! I shall cer
tainly let Mme. Dunoyer know what I
think of it! Here, you, boy! Is this
the way you- My goodness me! It's
Guy burst out laughing-he could
not help it-at the comiclQ' suddenness
with which HIonora's frown melted into
"I beg your pardon, Miss St. James,"
said he, "but I am really very deserv
ing of blame. Here's your 'andbox,
and I've left old Mrs. Petherick's here
by mista-' "
"Is it a joke,'' said the bewildered
fair one, "or a wager, or what?"
"Neither one nor the other," said Guy.
"Sober, serious, earnest. And now, if
you'll let me have the other bonnet. I'll
get back before Mrs. Petherick's rage
waxes any hotter."
Ile lifted his dripping beaver and
vanished with the bandbox under his
arm, smiling to himself at the insight
he had obtained into Miss St. James'
"A regular little virago!" he told
himself. "A face like oxalic acid and
a voice that would do for a fishwnmanl
Truly, 'we are not what we seem.' "
He went back the next evening to tell
Nelly Knox that he had duly performed
"Nelly isn't bhere," said the pale little
girl, who was wiring the flowers on
stems as diligently as if she had never
left off. "She's gone to madame's. She
goes at seven every morning, and don't
come back till nine at night"
"Oh!" said Guy. "And how's her
"Very lame," said the child, moisten
ing a fresh wire at her lips and twist
ing it around until our hero's eyes grew
giday with following her motion. "But
she leaned on a cane and- Why, here's
Nelly now. And crying, too!"
"Hello!" said Guy. "What's the
"I'm discharged," said the girl, with
a sob in her throat "Mrs. Petherick
has been there, and-"
"Mrs. Petherick is an old catl" inter
rupted Guy, hotly. "And, it's all my
fault! Don't cry! You're not able to
work now," as Nelly sank, white and
exhaustecd, on a chair.
"Yes, I know," said Nelly, "but what
are we to do? Fan can only earn a
dollar and a half a week, and if I
am without work-"
"I can get you work," said Guy. "All
you want! Loads of it!"
And, vanishing, he presently re
turned with a roll of forty yards of
Wamsutta, which he flung exultantly
on the floor.
"But what am I to do with it?" said
"What? Why, make it into four
dozen shirts, to be sure!" said Mr.
"But, that is all nonsense," said
Nelly, with a quivering lip. "I am
poor-but I can't take charity."
"It's not charity." asseverated Mr.
Moreat'. "I need new shirts, antd I
hire you to make 'em! Where's the
"If I wanted fourteen dozen I've a
right to order 'em. I suppose. Besides,
I've some notion of fitting out a ship
load of missionaries for the San Benicia
islands. If you want buttons or needles
and thread, get 'em, and charge 'em in
"Well what now?" lifting his eye
"What size am I to make themr"
Guy looked a little puzaled at thia
"Make 'em four different sises, and
then some of 'em will be sure to suit,"
said he, triumphantly.
"Wedding cake, ehi" said Mrs.
Maerabbin. 'Pu up in a watered-silk
box and tied with white santia ribboul
Stuck full of plums and citron and
smelling of spicel Well, it's very
good of Nelly Knox to thiak of me,
now that she's a great lady and has a
whole house of her own, with velvet
carpets on the floor and two makd
servants to wait on her; and little Fan
at a boardin -ehool, too sad going to
be brugtM up like a lady. And it all
eame frea NSelly's slippigoes a hbit of
basea-ppi that relay nighbt i'd go
t laidt pd*wI @~r od anLf. tIf I
4 It wOmbt do . I[told
NetIf Lbetwa sLefregeenion the Brat
if.jr %#~ %Mcali v r~
CHINESE MEDICINES. u
Seenes at an Auction of as Oriental Drau
There was a jam in Hing Yuen Tai's
Chinese pharmacy in Dupont street the
The place had been attached by cred
Itors and sold by the sheriff to an auc
tioneer, who disposed of the stock at
public sale. Nobody but experts would a
have given five dollars for the contents
of the whole store. A tea-box filled
with dirt, which was not even fit for
fertilizing purposes, brought thirty
dollars, after a spirited contest between 1
Then the Chinese auctioneer held up a
a pill box full of little pinto beans,
and, aer explaining that they had d
been dTpped in the blood of a brave b
hatchetman and were actually guaran
teed to cure anything from a sore woe
to cholera infantum, received a bid of
twelve dollars-just one dollar each-a
and finally knocked them down regret
fully at eighteen dollars to the leader
of the Suey Ong Tong. C
A little handful of goose quills, filled T
with spaghetti of an inferior quality
and apparently unfit for even Chinese
soap, sold for ten dollars. This, the sl
auctioneer explained, was a sort of Ce- p
lestial pepsin that would take the kinks o
out of a disordered stomach or a sam- q
shu head quicker than anything the or
dinary druggist could concoct. to
The next remedy offered for sale was a
a paper box filled with dry ducks' feet, a
which had been steeped in rear's gall. sj
The rheumatism has about as 'much tl
show against this combination as an ii
Eskimo against the shell game. a
Therefore, the box containing the webs 1i
of a dozen ducks sold readily for eight T
dollars. A bear's gall, fresh from the
mountains of Sonoma, brought five dot- i,
Real owl grease went rapidly at high ti
prices. A handful of desiccated water- ii
melon seeds sold for a price that would c
buy a carload of melons. A small bot- c
tie of coon grease and pitch, a sure and fi
speedy cure for the earache, was Ii
knocked down at four dollars and fifty fh
cents. When bidding flagged the auc- S
tioneer explained that the price of a
plain coon and the value of pitch should t,
not be taken inteo consideration. The b
value of the remedy all lay in knowing o
how to mix them. IF
A single curved surgeon's needle was m
found in the stock. The Chinese were fi
loth to bid anything for it, as they had ii
always done their sewing with straight p
needles and did not care to experiment e
with a crooked one. jc
"Huh, him no good." muttered a as
prospective purchaser. "Heap clooked; d
stick finger all time Si want clooked
needle I ben' it."
"You heap fool. No sabe. How docta
sew up bullet hole stlaight needle? a
Mus' be lound, like hole. How
muchee?" and a broad grin spread over
his countenance as a highbinder bid
one dollar. It was finally knocked
down for two dollars and a half.
Two large tea boxes filled with lot- t
tery tickets sold for ten dollars: but
just as the purchaser was about to pay 1
for them the police appeared and carted h
them off to the central station. The
auctioneer raved and swore in Chinese is
and English, but he could not compel d
the purchaser to pay for them.
"Gim me ten dolly," he demanded, li
"Gim me ticket," responded the buy- t
"Wha' fo' you no gim me money?" d
"Wha' fo' you no gim me ticket?" p
"P'leece take 'em." E
"P'leece take money, too, maybe," re
sponded the other. That argument o
was apparently a finisher, for after o
muttering a few anathemas upon the
police the auctioneer exposed a can full
of dry mashed potatoes and called for a
bid. He volunteered to pay for any
case of anything on earth that the com- r
pound would not cure if properly ap- b
plied. A tiny vial containing poison
from the fangs of some reptile was sold n
to another Chinese druggist for fifty e
dollars. It was to be used for poison- n
ing the blades of highbinders' knives.
All sorts of curious looking com
pounds were sold for what seemed
most unconscionable prices. There
was what appeared to be extract of 1i
dried abalone, also a mixture of blue- v
stone and molasses, which the white i
auctioneer pronounced to be compound e
pollywog tincture of blue ruin, and un- a
der that name it was sold by his Chi- v
nese colleague for seven dollars and v
Wafers of sliced devil-fish for boils. 1
powders of dried tarantula legs for I
fevers, and anything outlandish or a
unique that could be concocted was v
produced and sold for fabulous prices b
In fact, half a ton of quinine or honest I
boneset wouldn't have sold for ten 1
cents. To the superstitions Mongolian t
mind it was only something out of the 1
ordinary that would prove etfficacious. '
The auctioneer realized a handsome t
profit, however, and the purchasers (
were happy in their simple joy of hav
ing secured bargains at auction.-San
Sonmethlg Abort the Habits e the Great d
and Ugainlvy Brate. i
Its legs are shorter than those of the I
elephant, so that the lower part of the c
body almost toeuches the graound, but
the .mlk of the body is little inferior to 1
that of an elephant. WVith its thick.
hairleis hide, short seck, small ears I
and eyes, large muzzle, great aostrils
and lips, it presents a saingular appear
The food of this enormous animal ia
entirely vegetable, such as the plants
whieh grow upon the margin of lakes
and rivers, the roots and stems of '
which it tears up with Its greart tusks,
cutting them through s cleansly as
though done with a scthe. Untor
tunrately it does not cneeaIne tsf to
themse, but leeting the water under
cooe of night a whole herd of these ]
mphibians will invade eultivated
ls, '' deveuring and trampting
the .erClps in terrible manner. Th
utives of tAfr nc one prtsespes' a
tIensof the fesk of the Alppapetssman d
tuase o rar Valuible Se iwoary. Ta I
aa n is tg w.....Its .am
unless attacked, but can be roused to
fits of rage very dangerous to those
who pursue it.
There are several methods of destroy
ing this animal. The natives dig pits
in the usual track leading to the wa
ter, or they shoot it with poisoned ar
rows. Europeans shoot the game with
rifles while it is in the water. If at
tacked from the land the hippopotamus
may become enraged and make a rush
for the enemy, and then it will be found
that it can run with speed. crashing its
way through the African forest more
rapidly than a man can do. Hunting
the hippopotamus in boats on the river
is dangerous sport, for the animal is
active and buoyant in the water, swim
ming with ease, sometimes diving un
der a boat and heaving it upward
broken into pieces. The mother hip
popotamus is very careful of her young
one, and may sometimes be seen swim
ming with the ungainly little creature
seated on her back.-N. Y. Herald.
CHINESE IN SAN FRANCISCO.
Thirty Thousand of Them Huddled To
gether in a Small Quarter.
A mirage of Turanian civilization, a
shadow of the past projected upon the
present, a frontispiece out of the book
of life-this, and more, is the Chinese
quarter in San Francisco.
These thirty thousand souls, huddled
together in spaces wellnigh unbreath
able, uninhabitable, Jostlingeach other
along dark and crowded thoroughfares,
silently and imperturbably pursuing
their mysterious ways, so supremely
indifferent to all that hems them in,
men they seem not, but shades "all too
impalpable" from the deep Tartarus of
Architecturally, however, little China
is at most but an influence, and it
is doubtful whether a single struc
ture in the entire colony owes
its existence entirely to Chinese
capital. Indeed, the necessities of the
case made no such demand upon the
frugal and thrifty Mongol. Like Mo
liere, he took his own wherever he
found it. The huge business block of
San Francisco's early commercial period
and the hastily-constructed shanty of
the sand hills alike became his property
by right of conqust, and he found both
orders to American architecture equal
ly available. The shanty soon shone
resplendent in vernal green and sacri
ficial red; and the hard uncompromis
ing lines of warehouse, dry-goods em
porium, and office building were soft
ened by many a jutting gable and pro
jecting balcony, hung with lanterns
and refreshed with lilies.-Henry Bur
den McDowell, in Harper's Magazine.
A NEW THEORY.
It Concerns One of the Least Understood
of PhysiologIcal Phenomena.
Sleep is one of the least understood
of physiological phenomena, A new
theory of it has been offered by Herr
Rosenbaum. He supposes the essential
fact in the fatigue of the nervous sys
tem leading to sleep to be a hydrata
tion of the nerve cells. an increase of
their water oontent .The greater the
hydratation, the less the irritability.
This hydratation arises through chem
ical change of the nervous substance
during activity. A small part of the
water escapes by day through the
lungs, but the greater part is eliminated
during sleep. Its passage into the blood
takes place by virtue of the laws of diffu
sion, and depends on the quantity and
density of the blood,its amount of fixed
principles, speed of its flow, etc.
Elimination of the expired air takes
place according to the laws of diffusion
of gases. The assimilable substances
of the body take the place of the water
eliminted in sleep. The repair of the
physical and mental forces through
sleep is due to this elimination and re
placement. Intelligence is in inverse
ratio of the proportion of water in the
brain, and may be measured by this
proportion, at least in the child. It
may be doubted whether this theory
explains the sleep of hibernating ani
mals or that caused by opign and an
Coffee to Save a Worse's Life.
The German naturalist Martin re
lates a case he recently met of a horse
which owed its life to coffee. It was
in such a bad way that it was consid
ered incurable, and the owner sold the
animal for fifteen dollars. The animal
was then almost a skeleton, and so
weak that it could hardly walk. The
man who bought the horse immediate
ly began to treat it with coffee, wiving
infusions of roasted coffee beans, and
also coffee beans ground and mixed
with honey. In a short time the horse
began to improve, and after a few
months its new owner was offered two
hundred and fifty dollars for it. He
told Herr Martin he had brought round
by the same treatment many horses
which had been overworked or had lost
their strength and appetite.--Boston
Martin C. Bascom, a prominent citi
zen of Massachusetts, has a wife who
asionately fond of eats. She treats
her eats with the greatest possible ten
derness, but she is always quarreling
with her husband. A few days ago Mr.
Murray Hill, who is an intimate friend
of Basoom, aid to him:
"I can't understand why your wife
loves cats so much."
"And I can't understand why the cats
love my wife."-Texas Sifting.
A Clear Came.
Judge-You are charged with resist
ing an oeleer; how do you plead?
Finnerty-rm afraid Im guilty; he
came to my saloon and wanted to pull
my leg for a drink, but I resisted him.
Miss Mnun--"I refused you asee, Mr.
spatta Why do yo ask mhne agan"
Spatts-"It was your own ut, dear.
If you had not refased msee I would not
be asking you now, woldt I?--Jiedgs
-"It'aa shae the telqgrap wrzPs
are to be Bavied.u said WiIsse. "W1Ip'
do yoa feel that wflr "Oh, besa
rlft tshe ite of kiteityee
tmegld s m Iu m .
A QUAIL.' NEST. - t
Hew It Was Feed sad What I Ce- a
tabaed-A Crowded Straesre.
"After we had inspected thu young
hawks a neighbor of mine offered to si
conduct us to a quail's nest. Anything ti
in the shape of a nest is always wel- tl
come It is such a mystery, such a h
center of interest and affection, am if f
upon the ground is usually seoething tl
so dainty and exquisite amid the sater- o1
al wreckage and confusion. A grand b
nest seems so exposed. too, that it al
ways gives a little trill of pleasurable a
surprise to see the group of hall eggs to
nesting there behind so slight a bar- l
rier. I will walk a ong distance any p
day just to see a song sparrow's nest a
amid the stubble or under a tuft of ri
grass. It is a jewel in a rosette of t
jewels, with a frill of weeds or turt 13
"A quail's nest I had never seen, and d
to be shown one within the hunting
ground of this murderous hawk would ii
be a double pleasure. Such a quiet, se- e
eluded, grass-grown highway as we I
moved along was itself a rare treat tl
Sequestered was the word that the lit- a
tle valley suggested,and pease the feel- ti
ing the road evoked. The farmer a
whose fields lay about us half grown a
with weeds and bushes evidently did not u
stir or make noise enough to disturb II
anything. Besides this rustic high- a
way, bounded by old mossy stone walls a
and within a stone's throw of the farm- a
er's barn. the quail had made her nest Ii
It was just under the edge of a pros- a
trate thorn bush. a
"'The nest is right there,' asid the r
farmer, pausing within tei feet of it k
and pointing to the spot with his stick. a
"In a moment or two we could make
out the mottled brown plumage of the o
sitting bird. Then we approached her ti
cautiously till we bent above her. V
"She never moved a feather. a
"Then I put my cane down in the e
brush behind her. We wanted to see a
the eggs, yet did not want rudely to d
disturb the sitting hen. n
"She would not move. I
"Then I put down my hand within a a
few inches of her;, still she kept her o
place. Should we have to lift her out
"Then Miss E. put down her hand,
probably the prettiest and whitest hand
the quail had ever seen. At least it
startled her, and off she sprang,
uncovering such a crowded nest
of eggs as I had never before beheld.
Twenty-one of them! a ring or disk of
white like a china saueer. You could
not help saying how pretty, how cun
ning, like a baby hen's eggs, as if the d
bird were playing at sitting as chidrea
play at housekeeping.
"If I had known hbow crowded her nest
was I should not have dated to disturb
her, for fear she would break some of
them. But not an egg sffered harm a
by her sudden flight,,nd no harm came
to the nest afterward. Every egg
hatched, I was told, and the little d
chicks, hardly bigger than bumblebees,
were led away by the mother into the t
THE SAURIAN PHOTOGRAPHED. ii
A Huge Crocodlle While Usdergoiag the
Process of Having a Pitet re 'eek."
Amateur photograplers are said tobe
as persistent as lightning-rod or fruit
tree agents. Some of them certainly °
do go to great lengths in the pursunitof °
queer "subjects." Thousands of photo
graphic devotees went to the top of
Eifel Tower during the great exposi
tion for the purpose of getting a snap
shot birdseye view of the city of Paris. °
And they got them, too. it's a way °
they seem to have of getting what
ever they set their minds on having.
Hundreds of amateur photographers
have made dangerous mountain aseents
for the purpose of obtaining pictures L
of the wild, ragged scenery, and num- 1
bers of enthusiasts have gone up in G
balloons, and from their dizzy heights ,
snapped away at this little mundame a
sphere of ours with their cameras °
The most unique adventure on ree
ord, however, in which a snapshotter e
participated, occurred some time ago I
near Blantyre, in the shire highlands h
of South Africa. A party, consisting of .
several members of the Scotch mission, a
came suddenly upon a number of ero) o
diles while they were out hunting one g
The enormous saurltns were lazily
basking in the son, but, despite the ad
monitory "ShI" of one of thbe animrods,
they took alarm at the approreh of the
strangers and beat a hasty retreat to
ward the water, which all of them en 9
tered except one straggler, which the
hunterssucceeded in catching by the t
The four natives who seized the croeo
dile by that portion of his anatomy
which would have entered the water
last, had he succeeded in etpldng them, 5
were swayed violently from side to side
by the violent writhing of the powerfual
creature, but they held on manfully I
until the photographer hait got his t
camera around in front of him, when, s
chlek! and the great Afrlca pmphibian t
had had s picture "took."* The sequel I
was a partlcularly sad one for the croco- I
dile, for after the "sitting" he was dis- s
patched by a rlae-shot.--Golden Dyays
Potats o0 "lews. c
The "pillow eraze," far from showing
any dimnution, has taken on new
forms, shapes and coloraIan The
latest inventions sare the "kneeling i
eushions" used at weddings. These Ab 1
the plae of the modest hassoek sad are
fully a yard square. The rlhest stafts a
are employed in sovering them, sad -
Chinese embroideries of gold thread on
a white satin grond are, perhamps, the
meat popelu. Some leelwy Irene
atins in whte ground ered with
a thistle deaign lan bhliotrope saw
also used, and white etton velvets I are
suitable and comparatively Inexpe
sie for the purpose.-Chieago Timae.
ma raeeesima ters. *
Aunt sttyg-What iarcaetioe is the
iuseof teas new-fatled dvidual ,
City Nieco (a tollowerot fnd-De'a1t
ya thbik it'arathem lesto have thidgs
wihek no ea else usa f Peaks and
spos go into p espie Q msthad ycp
tagend Wasn..V kA sl
LOOK TO YOUR CELLA
Mtsfrekfom a ý by #r. A U.el*t
! ta, nL me etans sem.
Many aotahes Oho wonder "*h
some of the children are sick all the
time," can ad the cause tederaeeth
the door. Nearly all houses have ee
lars. Here are stored all sorts of thigs
for winter use-dead things snd live
things, artilels to eat and fuel to born,
old brds and barrels, heaps of coal,
bies of vegetables, etc. The coal
sad wood are constantly sending
up foul gasmes Many of the vege
tables undergo deesy, and add great
ly to the formation of disease
producing elements. The germs of de
cy are so plentiful and work with such I
rapidity that ordinary precautions a
to elesaliness will not render absolute
ly safe a cellar located underneath a
Again, fruits and vegetables breathe
in a manner similar to animals and or
exhaust as well as contaminate the ser
rounding air. It is popularly supposed
that plants purify the air in which they
are growing, and so they do to a car
tari extent by using up some of the
earbonic cid gas; but they also
contain some oxygen, and in this
way they are a drain upon the
life-giving elements of the air. But
after a fruit or a vegetable has reached
maturity, it ceases to consaume carbonic
acid gas while still consuming oxygen.
It then throws of a certain amount of
earbonie acid gas as before, however,
and in tightly-elosed cellars or store
rooms the amount of this gas has been
known to be so great as to produce
Besides the cellar there is usually an I
open spaee under the other portions of
the house between the foundation
walls This space is large enough to
admit chickens, dogs, cats, rate and
even pigs and other small animals, but
i not sufficiently l9rge to allow room for !
cleaning it. Here various small ani
mals And a hiding place and often die.9
Being out of sight and reach, they are
not discovered even when the stench
of their decaying bodies become dis
tinctly manifest.-Reported by Helen'
eHot Rooms Create a Te.deaey to Catarrh.
A person in good health with fail
play easily resists cold. But when the
health flags a little, and liberties are
taken with the stomach or the herveus I
system, a chill is easily taken, and sc
cording to the weak spot of the in
dividual assumes the form of a cold or
pneumonia, or it may be jaundice. Of
all cases of "cold" probably fatigue is
the .most efficient. A jaded man com
mg home at night from a long day's
work, a growing youth losing two
hours' sleep over evening parties two
or three times a week, or a young lady
"doing the season." and over-fed chil
dren with a short allowance of sleep,
are common instances of the victims of
Luxury is favorable to the chill-tak
ing; very hot rooms, soft chairs, feather
beds, create a sensitiveness that leads
It is not, after all, the cold that is so
much to be feared as the antecedent
condition that gives the attack a chance
of doing harm. Some of the worst
colds happen to those who do not leave
their house or even their bed, and those
who are most invulnerable are often
those who are most expiosed to change
of temperature, and who by good sleep,
cold bathing and regular habits pre
serve the tone of their nervous system
and circulation.-Boston Budget.
to te Weoods.
A gentleman who recently went far
into the Maine woods to look after his
lands on coming to a lumberman'seamp
thirty miles from nepwhere, was strdek
with astonishment and held up his
team involuntarily at the edge of the
opening. The cause was the strains of
a parlor organ, played in an artistic
manner, which came from the camp.
His surprise was not lessened on meet
ing at the camp door the organist and
cook, a handsome young lady, as neat
and tidy as a new pin,who looked after
the house for her father and his crew.
I She had taken her organ into the woods
to "beguile the drowsy hours" and
make things more homelike. As might
be expected, the gentleman found that
camp "way ahead" of those not en
livened by woman's smile and cheery
presence, and he thought he never
knew before how much music there is
in an organ. It's the new order of
things in camp life in the Maine woods.
As Illstrated Diary.
It is said that a certain millionaire is
always aeeompanied by a quiet-looking
man who carries a small square case,
and hovers around in a seemingly-sues
picious way. But he is a meost impor
Stant individual and receives a handsome
salary for his serrieea It ishl duty to
take a series of instanteons photo
L graphs, showing how his employer has
passed the day. There is no posing or
anything of the sort and the photogra
pher has to use his own judgment in
choosing which moments to represent
It Useafly Does.
Mr. Hubby Instweid--And did my lit
tie wifey pick that great big turkey all
The Little Wife-Yes, darling; but I
Sassure you it tooks great deal of plauck.
I -National Tribun
SSmall Sm-mm may I go skat
MaI mma-The ice is very thin yet
Small So-Wel, I'm pretty thin,
sbe pised the estch on her andeams,
dau through a twe-fot wall of stone,
oorkoata rpeas of plato gla by e
w mauig the petty,.-i the opened the
bigloskon the gate. What too lehad
iseP MItroa--Nese whelotar. 8ty
-Iri e st I forgottotale -way
-I * seems to me tt'l wh awtul price
• ·ii. le .._ .. "
PITr AND POINT.
-Harvest will never -own fr' the
man who will not getut of bed toPew
and plant.'--am's Horn.
-A thief Is generally distant in his
manner if he suspects an aleear is after
him.-Bhnglay ton Republicen.
-As a rules man's hair tarns gray
hre years sooner than a woman's. And
trduble whitens hair.-Oil City Dsrriek.
-Promptly Answered - Leeturer
"What is "dearer to a man than his
wife?" 'Bahelor-"Her jewelry."--Jew
-Most people do not want anybody
else to think for them. What they want
is somebody else to work for them.
--Don't you think," the moYhet' said,
proudly, "that her playing shows a re
markable nish?"' "Yes," replied the
young man, absently; "but she was a
long time getting to it."-Jury.
O-(Re has come for her in a buggy
and she objects to the turnout)-"You
are very particular; you put on more
airs than a musie-bo!f" "Well, I don't
go with a crank, anywayl"--Brooklyn
-Lady e(in furniture store to new
elerk)-"Where are those handsome
sideboards that you had last week?"
Clerk (embarrassed) - "' I--r-I
shaved them off day afore yesterday,
-"What," she asked, "should bt an
artist's highest ambition?" "To paint
a picture so good that the frame won't
attract the most attention," replied
the practical young painter.-Wasuhig
I - Carl-"Mamma. did papa have to
learn all the different kinds of tables
in the arthmetic for feet and-" Mam
mna-"I think not, my son, for he always
puts his on the mantel, you see."-ln
-A Sociologist-PhiL Anthropist-
"I can't give you money, but I will
give you a letter to a charitable soei
ety." Onis Uppers--"No, sir; I will not
use it I am down on organized char
ity; it is productive of pauperism, sir."
-Young ladies who allowed leap
year to go by without availing them
selves of its privileges may be Inter
ested in knowing that leap year meth
ods have been known to work quite
successfully in other years.-Kansas
-A Way to Express His Gratltude-
The Clumsy Man (coming from the
ballroom)-"How can I ever repay you
for that delightful waltz?" She (whose
train has suffered)-'"Oh, don't pay me.
Settle with the dressmaker."-Chicugo
-At the Bookstore-Customer--''ut
this book bears a date prior to the in
vention of printing." Dealer in Rare
Volumes-"Somuch the more valuable,
sir; so much the more valuable. It is
proof of its antiquity. It was only after
the invention of printing, yea know,
that the counterfeiting of old volumes
was possible.-Boston 'transcript.
..-Three travelers stopping at an inn
ordered a brace of partridges for din
ner. When they were served the lo
gician of the company quietly helped
himself to one and left the other for
his companions. "Hold!" they cried,
"that is not a proper division." "There
is one for you two, and here on my
plate is one for me, too. Isn't that
The Izprestwiv VoeabaIary of the Chiesge
"After we had been nearly every
where to-day," said a Chicago man,
"from the bottom of the Washington
street tunnel to ge top of the Audi
torinm tower, w eound ourselvesabout
noon far down on the south side, and
stepped into the frst restaurant we
came to to get something to eat. Any
surprise my friends may have felt at
the general appearance of the interior
of the place was nothing to what they
must have felt later when I gave my
order for one bowl of soup, one
plain steak, Frankfort sausage, mashed
potatoes, scrsmbled eggs and a cup of
coffee, and our waiter transferred the
order to the man who was dishing out
the several things in the following.
"'One swim. one boot leg, one ride
on the cable, mashed Murphies, a ship
wreck and one muddy.' My farmer
friends had heard and seen many novel
things while in Chicago,but this caused
them as well as myself to hold our
breaths. I pretended that it was a very
common thing in a really swell, first
elas World's fair restaurantand quiet
ly asked the owners of .the Illinois ctr
ena lots what they would have. One
of them looked at his friend and then
at me, and as my outward appearaned
evidently satisfied him that I had a
thorough knowledge of my position in
a very uncertain tone of voioe asked for
a cup of tea, cabbage without the
corned beef, a couple of turned eggs,
and some wheat cakes. Those farmers'
faces turned ashen white,and Ithought
their hearts stopped beating when our
" 'One light Chinaman, old Ireland
without a shamrock, white wings
slapped on the baek sad a stseak of
"'What'll you have?' said the waiter
to my second friend, as the color com-a
menced to return to his faee.
",'Lord,' smid thedelegate frotm moUth
ern Illinois, 'glt me the same with the
exception of the wings'-ad we all
blinked and tried to look wis"-Ch.
wass aset*d the csadsses.
"Yes, sir," he srad as e lighted sam
other igar, "I habsve led a emvent
fal life. I have elhabed Moant
Bilme without a guide, been aship
wrecked in the middle of the Paeike
esan, swasm the sagest with a dagger
in my hand to keep ~. the creoe
.When did yo get fir-reea 3ake.
rl"er interrupted the wesy loking
man with s'fseet o the hseat.--~ I
-True- wealth darse" e *emaslsta
- -itg urp in svi~l~tlfi uOifi3 .