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The Banner-Democrat. (Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, La.) 1892-current, October 14, 1893, Image 1

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ht Boston maid Ian admire because she
puzzles me.
Prototmd she Is tin eommousee as well as
Of set f or of promenade, of snowstorm or of
Ssech i P'ol rUnabts, sa thus is ever
W' alked together-she and I-one evening is
the vain
bsaW rainbow efterwa4d Asd yet it were
WPr me to try to translate her. Aqueoms vs.
por," "hoe,"
"Psmatic arch concentrto"-these, perhbps
I will give a leow.
L* tSecr maids, she loves iee creamand sods
water, too;
sat tis hetr mamtnatl she is apt to rattle yae
''sesle ee metion" is the one, and I as
set quite sure
pJuS what she eats the other In her pet names
Tbugh assular in speech, she is a pretty girl
to se,
And therefore I admire her much. although she
panies ma
Propoweo I dare not yet of life a yearor two
would sive
T know ust how she would frame yes-cr yet
s negativel
-J. A. Waldron, In Judge.
And Miss Lovelook's Provision fbr
a Rainy Day.
Patter! pat! pat! The rain was pour
ing down on the glass portico. A sud
des storm had swept up out of a clear
sky. Everyone was caught unawares.
The stray cabs were seized in a moment,
the omnibuses crowded before you could
look around. There was actually only
one umbrella in the stand by the door
of the Cafe de Luxe I stood, in a new
hat and a light gray frock coat, and
eyed the umbrella speculatively. I
knew the owner. He had just gone in
to lunch. He was a large and long
luncher. I was in a hurry. Perhaps
the storm would pass. I could send it
back by a commissionaire. I was very
apt to take cold, and my appointment
was really very important.
Thus prompted of Satan, I put my
hand toward the uapbrella. At the
moment I perceived, like a stage vil
lain, that I was observed. In fact, I
was not alone A young lady of most
attractive appearance stood a few feet
from me, almost under the portico,
gazing wistfully out into the wet. She
wore a summer costume. She looked
at her watch, then again at the storm,
and murmured, disconsolately: "Oh, I
shall be late." An instinct of generos
Ity overcame me. Without another
thought for my sensitive chest or my
light-gray suit, with a firm proprietary
air, I laid hold of Dawson's umbrella.
"Allow me," said I; "as cabs seem
unattainable, to offer you an um
A glad light leaped into her eyes.
'"Oh, I couldn't," she said "What
woald you do?"
"I don't mind a wetting," I answered,
heroically. "Pray take it. You can
send it back here at your leisure."
(Dawson could not have much more
than finished his soup.)
"I couldn't think of it," she repeated,
"You will get soaked through."
A sudden thought struck me. After
all, I had no business to lose sight of
Dawson's umbrella.
'Perhaps," I ventured to suggest,
"our roads lie the same way. It's a
large umbrella." And I opened it. It
was not a very large umbrella; but how
could I know that?
"I go this way," said she, with a mo
tion of her hand westwards.
"My way," I cried. "Come, this is
We started.
"If you wouldn't mind taking my
arm," said L '%re should be better shel
"'Oh, perhaps we should. Thank
yortl" and she nestled quite close to me.
We walked alongtsalking. My left shoul
der got all the drippings, but somehow
I Was indifferent to that
t'Are you sure you are thoroughly
sheltered?" I asked.
"Perfeetly," she awu·rsed. "But
-to're not, I'm afrald. Yo're too
sad Mamma will be so grteful."
I liked this simple fridlr es
"I thought there was no ehaawe of
ra to-day. You are more esreful, Mr.
I could not repres a ~Ittle start
"You knew myas name?"
She aughsed mesrily.
"It's on the umbrella-half au inaeb
lsag," she said; "I oanldn't help reds
- it wMe--"Josher Dawion, a
_Celeotarls F I* West RgeolaPo
W." Somehow the a4drmsame'ed me
- mrattyelf ve in St Jan tsatree
"A etrage wmay to aeks aqustat
snes, last it?" she askd, withaeogqet
Bsahttul. But you bvrart al
towed~ to IgPua ageaqaatamm with
u ya. Basven't you your sase any
whClssboat you?"
"Mny cane Is Iydia Loreloek," she
iai "dos't you like it? It's prettier
S"Osa- ly prettlier tham Joshua Iaw
sea." adA I, wishing D·arWsoea had
bshaeed to be a idua. 1
"Jeshu Dwsou isen't pretty." she
observed, with candid eyes; "now, is
"Than you wouldn't take my name
elased of yours?" I asked to keep up
the rves'nation.
"Your ambrella's eough to take fort
ne day," shesed, wifth a blesh. As
ehb qaloe, she  pped and all but tell I
pm tls nabltn g ivemeUt She gave a
itt ae : * my sakle!" sad ,
ared heavilty apo me. I held her I
'1 lalis PI're wreathed It badly,"
-.he aj ad. "Oh. what a lot of trouble I
uee lovely-! give you my
Sly .setr-in her pan ,
ilgagdon ' dthntk I said so; I
.qiiS semething, So' abe blushed 4
eof .you but how am
with you," I said.
abl togetout" e
almost stopped-may I keep the utm
brella? There are some steps to mount
to our door, and-"
s Now, could I do anything else thas
press Dawson's umbrella upon her?
She took it and, with a last bewitching
r smile, vanished from sight. I turned
and almost ran back to the Cafe de
Luxe, determined to make a clean
breast of it to Dawson. When I was
r fifty yards off I saw him under the
portico. The manager and four wait.
ers stood round him in disconsolate at
e titudes One or two of his remarks
he was talking very loud-reached my
ears. I changed my mind. I would
wait till he was calmer. I turned away;
. but at that instant Dawson caught
b sight of me. A second later he was
pouring the story of his wrongs into
my ear.
Here came my fatal weakness. I
rt him go on. He took me by the
s and walked me off. I could not
him; and all the way he thunder
0 against the thief.
"If it costs me twenty pounds. I'll
bring him to justice!" he declared.
Really, I dared not break it to him
just yet.
Suddenly, from round a sharp corner,
there came upon us-almost running
into us-Lydia Lovelock herself, with
r Dawson's umbrella in her hand. He
sad been narrowly seanning every um
brella we passed. He scanned this one,
and cried, darting forward:
"My umbrella!"
r With a little scream Lydia turned
and fled. Dawson was after her like
an arrow. I pursued Dawson. Why, oh,
l why, did she run away? Surely she
must have recognized me.
r It was a very quiet street we were
r running up, and our strange procession
i attracted little notice. The chase was
soon over. I caught Dawson just as he
caught Lydia. For a moment we all
r stood panting. Then Dawson gasped:
"My umbrellal Thief "
Lydia seemed very agitated. Of course
I came to her rescue. Avoiding Daw
t son's eye, I hastily told my shameful
tale. Lydia's face brightened, but still
r there was apprehension in her looks.
"This lady, believe me," I said, "is
entirely blameless. Of course she
thought the umbrella was my own.
L My sole consolation, Dawson, is to
think that had you been in my place
you would have done the same."
"I don't see," remarked Dawson,
rudely, "why it consoles you to think
me a thiet"
I preserved a dignified silence.
"However," he continued, "if this
young lady has quite finished witZ my
property, perhaps she will be good
enough to give it me back."
Lydia did not take the hint. She
clung to the umbrella.
"If-if you would be so kind," she
stammered, "as to lend it to me for to
day-the weather is still threatening
I would return it to-mo row."
"Your request, madam, is a modest
one," answered Dawson, sareastically;
"but, as you observe, the weather is
threatening and I want my umbrella.
Kindly give it me."
"Really, Dawson, to oblige a lady-"
I began.
"Why don't you buy her an um
brella?" sneered Dawson.
"If she would accept it, I should
be-" I stopped. To my surprise,
Lydia laid her hand on my arm and
said: "Oh, do, pleasel And may I keep
this till we get to the shop?"
I did not understand her; but we
turned round and began to walk, look
ing for a shop. She was a very strange
girL She lagged behind; I had to wait
twice for her. Once she took a turning
as though to leave us, and when I
called her back she pouted.
Suddenly Dawson looked up
"It rains," he said.
It did.
"Put up the umbrella," said Dawson,
"Let the lady have it," said I, indig
"We'll share it," grinned Dawson.
"You can get wet."
But Lydia did not put it up.
"The rain's not much," she faltered. 1
It was now pouring. With a mattered I
oath, Dawson snatched the umbreslla i
from her. Lydia shrieked and ran away
like a frightened rabbit-ran at the top i
of her speed up the street agsin. ]
"Stop, stop!" I cried. "8top, my dear
Miss Lovelock."
"Holy powers!" exclaimed Dawson.
He had opened the umbrella; a he
did so there was a thud on the par- I
ment-two, three thuds. In amaze I
looked down. There lay a silver cigar- I
ette-ease, two purses and a gold watch.
Dawson burat into maniacal laughter I
as he pointed at Lydia's retreating g- I
are. That girl could run.
For a moment I stood dumfounded. I
What a revelation! Dawson chuckled
in Satanic glee. Sadly I stooped down
and picked up the purses, the cigar
ette-case and the watch.
"Great -!" I cried; and my hanad
flew to my waistcoat-pocket.
It was my watch.
I did not praosecute Lydia, becaeus I
could not have overtaken her, and foe
other reasona. It was altogether too
sad, too disheartening, too disappolat
ing a discovery. Dawson, however,
observed that it seemed to him an ex
cllent example of poetic justice in real
life-St James Gazette.
Dst la the hr.
Natural scieace is neot only oenupled t
with great and important problems,
but devotee considerable attention and a
thorohaeeas to very small ones.
agaus Rankin has given two years of
ardent study and research to the prob
lem of dust partfle. in the air, and the a
result of his examination is that in I
lmauntainous re'gla six. hundred and
ninety-ix partle. of dust are allotted
to each eable blu-lach of air in one
year. In Loadc one handed thou- r
sd partlle I dust fal toeaeh cable I
balf-taehbof tr durinag the sme space
of time, ad other latrge atles are not I
likely to fare better than this approx
-A Cisage.---Starvling-e"We'vre got
a Frenbh cook at eoar boarding house
now." DaptIag-"Notce any difter
sneer RtatlJng-"Yes; the hash is
serves ap p a"ae-Pu . A
"A Woeld-Be Suicide Frightened With Pal.
Sverised Sugsar.
SA dilevelled man with a green,
? ghastly glare in his hollow, sprectral
R eyes, dashed into the corner drug store,
d apparently laboring under intense ex
4 citement. His bloodless fingers were
n tightly clenched into his thin palms,
i and on his forehead the great drops
0 stood out chilly and damp.
Staggering up to the prescription
desk he hissed in a sepulchral voice:
'"Gimme some arsenic, quick!"
7 Druggists are not in the habit of dis
d pensing arsenic on demand like sugar
' candy, so the clerk laid down his pestle
't and faced about.
"a "What do you want with arsenic?"
o said he.
"I want To kill myself!" gurgled the
i frenzied one, hanging desperately over
e railing, with limplegs dragging on
She floor. "Life hain't no charms for
me, and I want to die! Gimme some
arsenic, quick!"
I "All right, mlster4" cheerfully re
sponded the clerk. "You shall have
5 your arsenic," and he turned to the
! The stranger's knees caved in against
I the counter with a thump.
The druggist turned, nonchalantly,
a with a package in his hand; and with
out the slightest feeling in his careless
voice, went on:
"Any man that's big enough fool to
want to die hasn't any business living,
I and the sooner you shuffle off the bet
Ster it will be. Now, take this stuff,
and take it quick, so we can get your
 carcass out of the shop in time to put
I up for the night. And, for goodness
s sake, don't muss up the floor!" said he,
I slapping the packet down on the coun
t ter, and turning back unconcernedly to
s his work.
L The fellow feebly shrunk away from
the little paper packet, and his eyes
bulged with horror.
i "Wh-wh-wh-what!" he stammered
hoarsely. "You wouldn't give a feller
being arsenic-to kill himself with?"
"I wouldn't!" ejaculated the drug
gist. "I'd like to know why not? That's
i what I gave that to you for, ain't it?
r Hurry up and take it and go off and
With a disgusted expression blazing
on his face, the wild-eyed customer re
"Well, I'll 'be blanketty blanked!
Give a man poison to kill himself with
-what's the world coming to-well.
I'll be blanketty blanked! You hain't
got no more feeling than a tin tobacco
And with a look of reproach that
soured the pule. sacch, the suicidal citi
zen stalked haughtily from the shop,
I leaving the poison unconsumed.-Cin
cinnati Commercial Gazette.
mlowers Which Take Highest Rank in the
Sangs of Every Lead.
Conspicuous among the individual
flowers specially honored by separate
poems to themselves are the rose, the
I violet, the lily and the daisy, which
occupy in poetic botany the positions
of distinction and utility filled among
the poets' birds by the nightingale,
I dove, -swan and linnet.
The rose is everywhere telling of
passionate love and of grief; the violet,
like the turtle-dove, dwells apart in
modest seclusion, an emblem of self
satisfying affection. Like the lily
white, silver swan, the flower that
gives it its epithets is of stately mien
and of spotless robe, a thing of orna
ment, and conscious of its beauty,
while the daisy is like the linnet,
artless--s pretty wildling, supplying
the poet with an innocent smile of un
cultured grace, and lending a rural
charm to every verse in which it sings
its little simple country song. They
are sweet flowers, all four.
Pride of place for the rose. It is the
universal flower. For it is a native, so
far as we can tell now, of every conti
nent. It is the foremost flower. For
it is recognized in every country as the
Queen of flowers. It is the flower of all
time. For it lives in every language,
however ancient, and in all of them
it is consecrated to the future
and eternity. It is the flower of
legend. For. it is an epitome of the
pious traditions and folk-lore of the
world, whether Christian or Pagan-a
eonoordsnee of all the faiths and super
ttitons of the human kind, of their
credulities and hopes and fears, the
symbol of every emotion, the ornament
of every rite; honored alike in joy and
in grief, blessing the cradle, brighten
ing nuptials, and sanctifying even the
grave. No wonder, then, that English
poets, distinguished it with precedence
--the premier flower of every race,
the royal flower of our own.-Phil Rob
irnson, in Contemporary Review.
Fear Conaeqred.
Mr. Blank-Do you remember, dear,
that, before we were married. you al-.
ways offered me your left arm?
Mr. Blank-Yes; I wanted to have 1
my right hand free. You see, I had-a I
lover's fear that some one would try to I
take you away from me, and I always I
kept it in readiness for defense.
"How sweet! But how is it that now 1
you generally offer me your right arm?" i
"Well, I am not so afraid as I was." I
-Yankee Blade.
A Saa and Deliver Semem. [
Small Son--Mamma, I wish you'd j
buy me a addle.
Manmma--You have no ear for music, .
and the noises you would make would I
be utterly uendurable. i
8mall Son-I won't play only w'en
paps is at home, 'causem then I think
maybe he'll bauy me a nioe beycl so
I'll stop--Good News.
Mr. Oldeham-So you have got mar
rled s.ae I sa mw you last. Afe years ago.
How old is your wife?
Mr. Flabby--Excuse me a moment.
I must End out from her if she is still
twenty-eight."-Texas SftLing..
May-Do you suppose any one saw us r
when you kissed me last nlghtt?
Fsrak-It'a pomible. 'Iee's was a
great deal of sunahinae I your smile - t
I. To Be Used Only in Localistag Intamms
tion in Certain Cases.
4, Physicians are often surprised at the
l ignorance of patients concerning thg
use of poultices. The trouble arises
from a wrong idea as to the curative
e action of a poultice.
i, In general, poultices are primarily
e localizers of inflammation. They act
by softening and stimulating the tis
a sues with which they are brought di
rectly in coatact. The fact that their
value lies in the amount of heat and
- moisture which they radiate to these
r tissues is the reason, probably, for their
e application by the laity in every case
where heat and moisture may happen
' to be indicated as necessary.
Take for example, two cases-a poi
s soned wound and a finger swollen by
r muscular strain. It is manifest that!
s these two cases are not parallel,though
r in both the application of heat is indi
a cated as a remedy.
In the case of the poisoned wound,
we have the presence of a foreign sub
a stance in the tissues. This sets up a
a local inflammation, which by means of
the circulation tends to spread and be
t come general. We place a poultice
over the affected part, and immediately
the application of the heat brings to it
a fresh supply of blood containing nu
s merous leucocytes-white corpuscles
whose business it is to make war upon
all foreign matter with which they
may come in contact, and pus is formed.
This finds a proper means of escape
through the softened tissues under the
r poultice, and with it comes the poison.
i In the case of the swollen finger, on
s the other hand, we have a simple irri
tation, and what we need in the way
of treatment is just enough heat to
1 draw a renewed supply of blood to the
weakened part for its nourishment.
i But-we do not wish, as in the first case,
; to confine the heat long enough to
stimulate the leucocytes to activity, as
I in that event we should only have made
a bad matter worse, with an abcess to
take care of.
The desired result may be obtained
by simply plunging the finger into
water as hot as can be borne for a short
ting, or by rubbing on a stimulating
The moral ofall this is that we are
to use poultices only where we wish to
localize inflammation. In sprains and
the like, proper stimulation is all that
is required.--Youth's Companion.
What They Can Do to Make Themselves
Comfortable in summer.
Many there are who can not leave
town and take up their abode in those
retreats popularly supposed to be cool,
but which in many instances are quite
the reverse. To these stay-at-homes it
seems very hard that they should be
compelled to remain in the city while
others hie themselves away to the
woods or the shore, and they make
themselves feel much more uncomfort
able by brooding 'over their enforced
presence in town instead of going to
work to make the best of it and see
what can be done to add to their pleas
ure within the precincts of their own
To begin with keep the house shut
up darkly all day save in those rooms
where you are obliged to have more
light In those have screens. In fact,
screens, as well as awnings, are com
forts which, if you can afford, will
more than pay their way in the in
creased comforts you will receive.
At night throw open all the windows,
allowing the air to circulate freely
through the rooms and making them
thoroughly delightful Have very lit
tle cooking done, the necessary amount
being performed by the aid of an oil or
gas stove, which can be dispensed with
at the end of a meal, thus preventing
the great heat that accrues from an
ordinary coal stove. Eat salads and
other dishes of a kindred nature. Take
down all the heavy draperies and re
place 'them with those that will re
spond to every breath of air. Do as
little work as possible, wear cool gowns
and don't fret
At night sit out on your front steps
and enjoy the calm that evening al
ways brings, and if you have followed
out these few suggestions when hus
band, brother or sweetheart brings in
a quart of ice cream you will begin to
think that staying at home isn't so
dreadful after all --Chicago Times.
A Dinner Bllat.
A well known diner-out holds that
eight is the outside limit of guests for
a dinner. It offered advantages all
round, socially and domestically speak
ing. Socially, because the eight guests
could be chosen to form a perfect oc
tavo as regards knowledge of each
other, reciprocity of tastes, personal
regard and the rest; domestically, be
cause the household stuff would be
equal to the demands made upon itamd
no outside element need be introduced
to disturb the precision and order of
the whole' Dinners of ten and twelve
are hin the range of popularity
aldit4rteen, sixteen and eighteen
are sonaldered useful dinner parties to
give, but no one is enthusiastic about
them; they are, as it were, quid
pro quo affairs-in other words, give
and-take dinners. Invitations received
must meet with a corresponding re
turn-and this is the return-to
be included in a dinner party of from
fourteen to sixteen guests, but the
sparkle, the charm, the brightnes and
elan all belong to the dinner of eight
and seldom go beyond it.---St. Louis
idn't Weok.
Bridgeks-I sent my son, Ned, to col
lege just so the druggists would have to
stop cheating me with those blamed
Latin prescriptions, but it did no good.
Brooks-Why not?
Bridges--Because it appears that
solleges don't teach doetons' Latin.-N.
Y. Herald.
Very Muth AuMk
"T thin you. meat have Mlaunder
etood," said a hungry man ia a Harlem
-astaursat to a waiter.
"How so, sir?'"
"I ordered fried ltier, and you have a
treugat me fted slather."-T ammysay
- -a ieJ
. a ,dbe Tbhas t tertstssa b. CoA
Was Lee king at Her.
A motherly-looking old lady got on
a State street car at the corner of Chi
t cago avenue, the other afternoon. She
was plainly dressed in black, her hair
was as white as snow, and her face
was sweet and pleasant. She walked
half way up the car and found a seat
As soon as she was seated she fumbled
in a black silk bag that she carried on
her arm and produced a nickel This
she held in her hand waiting for the
conductor to come along.
The car was well filled and the conduc
tor had plenty to do. He came through
the car at Chestnut street and hurried
ly collected the fares. He skipped the
old lady. She was ready to pay him the
nickel, but she did not offer it to him
when he passed. After he had gone by
her conscience reproached her evi
dently, for she half held out her hand
as if to urge the fare on the conductos.
The conductor didn't notice the half
proffered fare. Then began a mighty
struggle between the sordid and the
Christian sides of the woman's charao
ter. She knew that she ought to give
the money to the conductor, but then
she doubtless argued to herself that it
was his business to ask for it She felt
that every person in the car knew that
she had held out her fare,and she look
ed around with a defiant air as much as
to say: "Well, what if I did?"
Her look of defiance didn't last long,
however. She. smiled weakly and
dropped her eyes to the Boor. She
started to hold out her hand and then
pulled her arm back. She looked
around the car again, and this time she
blushed. Then she sat bolt upright,
evidently having come to an under
standing with herself, and dropped the
nickel into the black silk bag. It
looked very much as if the sordid side
had won.
The conductor came through again.
The old lady looked straight ahead.
Her lips were closely compressed. Her
fingers twitched a bit when the condue
tor said "Fare, please," but she did not
fish up the nickel. She glanced at her
neighbors out of the corners of her
eyes after the conductor had passed.
It was evident that she was not yet
fully decided that she had done right.
As the car turned through Division
street she looked around again. She
probably caught some one's eye, for she
blushed scarlet Her defiant look was
gone. She was embarrassed. She felt
that everybody in the car was watch
ing her. She reached down into the
black bag and found the nickeL Then
she beckoned to the conductor and
handed it to him. "You skipped me, I
guess," she said simply. The conduc
tor was astonished, but he took the
money and thanked her. And the old
lady settled back in her seat, her face
radiant with a look that plainly showed
that she was at peace with her con
science after a very trying quarter of
an hour.-Chicago Times.
The Inant Terrible Creates oastematles
As Usua.
A sweet-faced maiden lady who still
has hopes sat beside a bright little fel
low in an elevated car the other after
noon making friendly overtures to his
pleased parents by complimenting the
boy on his accomplishments She had
asked him a good many questions about
almost everything she could think of
as they speeded. toward Harlem. Tc
these the little chap had replied with
frank seriousness peculiar to children.
"So you are going to the park this
afternoon. Do you love the park?"
"Oh, yes," he replied; then added
after a pause, "but papa don't like it."
"No? And why don't he like it?"
"I-I-paps says it bores him, and he
don't like it."
People in the vicinity smiled at the
father's expense, and the maiden lady
appeared to be greatly amused. The
child saw this and followed it up:
"Papa didn't want to come; but mam
ma said" -
What mamma said was eut short by a
vigorous shake from that individual,
who had all along regarded the strange
lady with disapproval and now
frowned. The maiden lady looked a
trfle malicitonu.
"How old are you?" she finally in
quired with her sweetest smile.
"I'm five-how old are you?"
Mamma smiled this time, and the
gentlemen opposite elevated their
newspapers to eonceal their sgitatlon.
The maiden lady ga·sed out of the win
d·ow thoughtfully. Maybe she was try
Ing to figure it up; but she didn't
answer the ehild's questio-n.-N. Y.
The two tramps had been wandering
about frdmn back door to back door in a
umseless search for a bite, as almost
every place they visited was closed for
the summer.
"Anybody at home?" inquired Willie,
waiting in the alley as his friend came
"Naw," was the disappointed re
"Where are they?"Y'
"Gone to the World's tSir."
Willie silghed.
"Brother Walker," he aid, sadly,
"when I think how this World's fair
is ruining our business, I almost wish
Columbus hadn't diseovered Ameries."
-Detroit Free Press.
Merchant-Barse you had say oxperi
ance in china ware?
Applimnt--Yers of it, ir.
"What do yeou do whaen yeu bmreak a
valuable piece?"
"Well--er-I asiUaly set ii together
again and pat it wherle minme eastomser
will kaoek it over."
"~You'll de."-N. T. Weekly.
"That's a ,·(rle , Chle- hooks eS
most as if bemld ta&k."
"Y*--ws hs a sa. ,ea. w oI
ways Evwy tios I sing he
"Indeedt qalte utetugeant, isn't
he7-Waeblrgtm 8tlr.
"Arthur kilsed es Ins derk hell as i
--Theeombined length of the world'h
telegraph lines is 881,000 miles, or
enough to encircle the earth about 83
--The telephone has been adjusted to
divers' suite, so that,when under water.
they can converse with persons above
the surface, and report what they see.
--The supreme court of S&ith Dako
ta has decided that the Western Union
Telegraph Co. or any other company
must accept messages whether written
on the regular blanks provided for the
purpose or not.
-The telephone was first practically
need in England in 1870 when over 115
miles of wire existed between London
and Norwich, but no telephone ex
change was established until 1879,when
ten offices were connected.
-The Westinghoase Electric and
Manufacturing Co. are planning to
build near Pittsburgh the largest fae
tory of its kind in the world. The
company will then concentrate its en
tire electrical manufacturing, and em
ploy 4,000 to 5,000 men.
- Because of the introduction of the
electrical railway in Brooklyn, some
parts of the city are suffering a plague
of rats, owing to an exodus of the ani
mals from the car stables which used
to be needed by the 21,000 horses that
have been supplanted by the 400 trol
ley cars now in operation. Now, that
the horses have been taken from the
stables, the rats are looking for new
feeding grounds.
-An English medical journal saug
gests that the action of electricity on
lead water pipes may suffiieently im
pregnate the water with lead to cause
poisoning. Here is a chance for some
experiments with a view to determin
ing whether water is thus affected, or
not, under the conditions named. If it
is, it might result in casesof serious ill
ness the cause of which ordinarily
would be difficult to determine.-Eleo
trical Age.
--A cable issoon to be laid from Lisbon
to the Azores. A British company will
lay and own it, and, if the proposals
favorably reported by a special com
mittee are accepted by the Cortes, will
have exclusive power to connect the
Azores with North America and Cuba,
and with England or other points in
Europe. Such connections would form
a highly important new route between
America and Europe. All existing
cables to Europe are under the far
north Atlantic, starting from Nova
Scotia to Newfoundland.
-The British government has under
consideration plans to provide the peo
ple of the United Kingdom with the
beft telephone service possible. One of
the projects advanced by the officials of
the post office department is the estab
lishment at Leeds, in the very center
of England, a telephone exchange with
which every large town in the king
dom shall be connected. It is intend
ed that the work in the towns them
selves shall be done principally by
the telephone companies, but the post
office will open exchanges in towns
where there are no companies.
-There has recently been tested in
the hospitals of Paris an instrument
devised by M. Tavernier for the elec
trical transmission of the temperature
of fever patients. In addition to a
thermometer a "fever measurer" is
placed under the arm-pit and is con
nected electrically with a recorder in
the service doctor's room. When the
temperature of the patient rises ohe or
more degrees a record of the fact is
transmitted, so that the physician can
ascertain the condition of a patient at
any moment without leaving the room,
the recorder being provided with a
number corresponding with that on the
bed of the sick person.
-The duplex and quadruple systems
of telegraphy begun by Mr. Ediaon in
1869, and Injahed after six years of
work, have saved in America alone
the enormous sum of $15,000,000. By
the duplex system two currents of dif
ferent degrees of strength were sent
over the wire fh the same direction.
thus doubling its efciency: while the
quadruplex arrangement became po
sible when it was discovered that these
two cunrrents could be sent in opposite
directions at the same time-thus en
abling one wire to treanmit four simul
taneous messages Not satisfied with
this, Mr. Edison is eondent of attain
ing sextaplex and oetuplex systems.
Review of Reviews for July.
-The famous French electrician, IL
Tr'auve, has been tarning his attention
to the production of new storm effects
in theaters. The old way of malking
thatsrical lightning was to fab lyco
podium powder behind a igyzg line
oaut in the scenery. M. Trouve's new
way consates in moviut a long bamboo
rod up and down in a zigpag direction
and flashing a small ineandeseent lamp
attaehed to the eid of the rod. The
fashing is done bystartinandstop.
ping the eurreit with a commatator
controlled by the foot Very effeetive
lightaning i also madeby rubbing to
gether an old fle ad a piee of carbon,
which are attached to the ends of wires
canneated with the lighting circuit
mor em the OS sthaer Wrap
A small boy had a dog that ws
rough, as most sall boys' dogs are,
anda young girl wh lived next door
had a kitten, sly as all eats are. One
day ths soml boy -eae nomehalastly
into  girs pres3aseand after some
desaltory esveatle, heesid:
"Yeu know my dog, Derca, ad yoar
eat Darling?
"Well, my do had a pies. of meat
and he thaght yoqr cut was going to
take it away from hisa."
"Thoughtl" sulciamed the wise gir.
"What mak ye mygthe dog thoauhal
Ye hnaow dog's den't think; they hi'
"Well," -mM the boy, "I don't knohew
wheter he hought it or whtler he
#Lasgj 1tebeibt aj he hilled,
year t-P-assso n'W y."
agl h ,ais.ha-Yas ,
as-e a le~bisggt.
nipt~~l~ rdglsi#cgl r'5
-Creamed Beet- Scrape perfectly
lean beef to pulp, mince, put in a pan
with salt, pepper, one tablespoonful of
water, two tablespoontfuls of rich
cream, butter the size of an egg. Cook
two minutes, stirring constantly. Add
one tablespoonful of cracker dust, one
teaspoonful of made mustard.-Boston
Budget -
-Lemon Tartleta-The juice of two
lemons, and the rinds grated; clean the
grater off with bread, only using suEl
cleat crumbs to take off all the lemon
peel; beat all together with two eggs,
half a pound of loaf-sugar, and a quar
ter of a pound of butter. This is san
cient to make twelve tartlets, and will
be found very excellent. The pastry in
which the above mixture is to be baked
can be made of one pint of flour and a
spoonful each of butter and lard. Ev
ery kitchen should be supplied with the
pretty little crimped tins used for the
lining to tarts.-Harper's Baszar.
-Pickled Plums. -To seven pounds of
plums take four pounds of sugar, two
ounces stick cinnamon, two ounces
cloves. (The cloves may be stuck in
the plums.) One quart vinegar; add a
little mace; put in the jar first a layer
of plums then a layer of spices till all
are in; scald the vinegar and sugar to
gether; pour over the plums Repeat
three times for plums; only once for cut
fruit. The fourth time scald all to
gether; put them into glass jars or
small stone jars (so that only a small
quantity will be open at a time), and
keep out of the light.-Detroit Free
-French Rolls.-The ingredients are
one pound of flour, one pint of sweet
milk, two tablespoonfuls butter, one
teaspoonful salt, one egg and one-half
a cake of compressed yeast, or a large
spoonful of good home-made yeast.
Warm the milk and add the butter.
When cool stir in the yeast, after dis
solving it in a little tepid water, also
the beaten egg and salt. tir well to
gether, but do not knead and set in a
warm place to rise. When light, form
into rolls with the hand, moulding
them lightly, lay in fiat greased pans
and bake as soon as they have risen.
Orange Judd Farmer.
-Floating Island.-This is a nice
dessert dish. Sparate the yolks and
whites of four eggs. Beat the former
well with two whole eggs, azd stir
them into a quart of scalding l
sweeten to taste, flavor with nutmef,
or, after scalding, add vanilla if pre
ferred; set the custard into a kettle of
boiling water, and stir until it begins
to thicken; then pour into a glass dish.
Beat the whites to a froth, add a spoon
fhl of sugar, put a little milk in a spider,
and when it boils dip the whites by
spoonfuls into it. They are quickly
cooked; lay them over the top of the
custard, or put the custard in cups and
plpce on each a spoonful of frothed
white. To be eaten old.--Prrarie
It Is of ret Value Ia reseoeuold S
mess Atsie.
A man's wife often knows more than
he does about a great many things, anad
while he need not lower himself in her
estimation by admitting her mental
superiority, it is sometimes well fox
him to silently recognise her superior
intelligence, and profit by it. If he is
a wise man, he will not be too ready to
come into accord with the opinions of
his wife, but will affect a great deal of
wisdom of his own, even though he
knows that he has none. It never in
creases a wife's respect for her husband
to know that he is her inferior in any
thing, and it certainly does not in
crease her respect or her affection to
have him intimate by word or look
that she does not know anything at all.
The judgment of the average woman
regarding the disbursement of money
is often better than that of the average
man, particularly when it comes to
spending money for d omestic purposes
It takes a shrewd tradeosuan to
get over the average sensible
woman, while a tradesman #ndsIt easy
to work off stale goods on the average
man; and the most conceited man might
as well acknowledge frankly that his
wife an attend to most of the afrs
of her own hosehold better than he
can attend to them for her. Wome~s
very often have the heat aute perep
tion regarding baiea afairs. It men
would only "talk busines" with their
wives, instead of taking it for granted
that women "don't understand any
thing about buasnes", there would
probably be fewer farihtesr Many a
suecessfnl buinass man owe his sm
es to the keenness. of judgment of a
partner whose name doae not appear in
the firm or over the shop window, and
who is not mpposd to have amy con
nection with the businese, and that
partner is hi.wife, in whom he Is wise
enough to confda The ezchange of
confdence ad a mutual respect for
each other's opianions rwald do mech
towards making the wheels of domestic
applnaes ruan along smoothly.-The
W--imbe ?Isemt.
Newspaper paragraphs, often of a
supposed humoroas nature, regarding
the bewildereuat, confsion and in
consistent behaviorof weamen at erowd.
ed street mings, large railroad june.
tc., and places of similar charater,
mae commos, and areh spposed to show
that women have lese elf-pusseheaa
aad composure in e~ameaee than the
sterer sex. But a little oharatin
il show that the womaen who alibit
these etracterlati re either of an
eeaptioally timid, shrinking dpos
tia, or, what is ofte tre, that they
re the habttalky sheltered, protected
wma't whemeaMdlame pa aimher,
g1 it a -m lies h m beomes aead
nature. Thg moet of their semest
in hi. weitet 4. ~Usto~p st, *r0sw
the.ew - amea th btS et
4.-u  , ehsel 4beesd
t-a 4 ami mms

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