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THE BANN ER= DEMOCR.
VOL. XLAE PROIDENCE EASTCARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1900
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HIB S FOR THE FAl SI atime affor
port to the
NOTES OF INTEREST ON NUMEROUS cles; the i
FEMININE TOPICS. used to fa
used to fat
band for tb
Ughtuess of New Hats-Jeweled Purses- fie seam c
Khaki Fabros-Women Should Have child will
More Slep-Care of Face and Hands- comes next
The PnSfits ofe Colf may be se
to fasten I
Lightness o New Hats. It working
One point in favor of the new sum- about the
mier hats is their lightness. Tulle in coat, can 1
S pew variety which is very durable, should ha'
dlton and lace straw are the leading it from st
materials, the most exquisite colored will have I
ribbons, flowers and fruits imaginable. flowing cl
Grapes and cherries are the favorite uncomfort
fruits, and as for flowers there is every to the ho
kind and color. Black silk flowers on child is i
colored tulle hats are extremely stylish. wrinkles,
Then there are toques made entirely delicate fi
of colored leavr, with a bunch or roses to keep Ic
at one side. work up
Jeweled Purses. and inexl
The oblong square purses which open The othe
with an ordinary clasp are more popu- should na
lar now than the envelope-shaped A band
purses which have jeweled buttons. impedes
These purses are studded with jewels often car
in gold r!ag settings, in some the Jew- -Marian
elt outlining the edges of the purses zar.
and In others dotting the whole of the
side. One, for instance, has the entire
aide covered with amethysts cut dia
mond shape, set at regular intervals. Amoni
The purses can be removed and used tors of r
for collar buttons or to close the neck- number
bands of blouses. sued,
Xhaki Fabrics. Wome
Khaki wash fabrics are among the less trol
new offerings of the season, and the sight to
khaki shirt waist is to be commended And yel
on account of Its simplicity and adap- upon th
tability to rough usage. such as it must serious
receive at seashore and mountain re- veils of
sorts at the hands of the young wo- tcalists
man who likes roughing it. The khaki while al
waist is made without tucks or cord- illusion
lag, is slightly bloused in the front, The i
down which runs a heavy khaki band a ine,
bordered with double rows of stitch- which
ing. At each side are small stitched fering
pockets. Epaulets adorn the shoulders from p
as well as the stitched cuffs and the window
belt give other finushing touches to the veil mi
blouse. A scarlet tie gives brilliancy right a
to the otherwise rather somber gar- The
Women Should Have More Sleep. directh
It is a well-known fact among phy- ever sc
slcans, nurses, and those generally in- iany
toirested in the restoration of heath, traced
that the percentage of women among ted e
the middle and upper classes who re- fore, t
tire early is very small. There are you hi
many women so constituted that the this ki
wear and tear of daily life consumes Abo
to a great extent their vitality, which dotted
can only be restored by means of per- dotted
feet repose. those
Especially are long, unbroken hours those
of rest necessary for wives and moth- vorse
ers, all of whom are giving their eyes
strength unreservedly and getting little dot.
physically in return, save that which is becar
derived from sleep. Those who earn- on tb
es*- etly desire to use the most effective _so I
means for the preservation of health ion.
and beauty should not fail to keen early and
Care of Face and Hands. as la
This is the veather when one's face the
and hands need a whole lot more at- the
tention than they usually get; Hot eye
winds and sheets of dust are the try- wor
\ Intag things. But we'd feel these blast- pai
ing forces much less If we'd meet them tern
The face must be washed at*least tive
twice a day, and particularly at night, veil!
that the skin may "breathe' during the eye
clean and silent hours. In case the a
water is hard, or the pores of the skin real
are in particular need of cleansing b i-stre
carbonate of soda should be used, in pen
the proportion of a heaping teaspoon- ligh
ful to a quart of warm water. This W
will be found healing, cooling and that
eleasing. W'hen the skin is much str
clogged it may be used for a week. It vel
Is well in cases of excessive persplra- hr
tion, too, and also where there is a tha
het eruptlon. e
The oatdoor sports are hard on the the
... bands, as next to nobody manages to the
wear the different sorts of gloves they wo
buy. A very simple and efficacious ha
remedy is the lemon. Unlike most J
bleachbes It softens the akin. tndl- be
luted it does wonders round the nails, air
while slightly dilated It will do won- dr
dears for the hand.--Philadelphia Bee- Tb
The Benefits of Colf.
One of the prominent women golf
player.of the city says that the game
as proved very beneficital in produe
aIng stcadiness of nerve among women.
The nature of the game and the ex
hilarstlng outdoor atmosphere in
vigorate and stimulate the nerves and
tit women for greater effort and bet
One of the most exasperating fea
tres, however, in connectlon with the c
Sa me, from a feminine point of view,
Is the injunction of silence. Yet it is e
this very point that trains in self-con
S trol, for the player soot learns that ,
silence is golden when her attention
is eagaged with the ball, and that ifl
she is to score well she must think and
sact rather than chatter.
t he golf sthool is probably the best
- ebool in which the boycotting of co
S qetry is taught. Furthermore, while
S the fever of golft is relentless when it
takes bold *f a woman, aad uader its
tauseladtlg lluemnce she forgets her
we.ret deuetl trgedles. her best
a s, a hsl m timeN for Brewanin
b keaene efet po9n tempera
9i ri- . . ye to solidf hte am-,
-t sya;,ln btin her judgu6a t, ealm
- ~ e atee an yrol her temper.
Wrr " sheld h
- .. .msJba ssL th7
-L-iolr~ .MeeIl~tsho ec
and free circulation,- and at the same looss eront
time afford a moderate amount of sup- or open-wot
port to the chest and abdominal mus- All sorts t
eles; the band should be tight enough malines, po
not to wrinkle. Pins shotild not be braids in a
used to fasten a baby's clothes. The Short-bac]
band for the first two months is sewed, braids, trin
f, e seam coming under the arm so the pompons or
child will not lie on it. The shirt An abunp
comes next, and a small piece of tape erAn as w
may be sewed on the bottom in front, over, asfor
to fasten it to the diaper and prevent mingers
It working up and lying in wrinkles
about the body. The barrow, or petti- Fine allo'
coat, can be either sewed or tied, and rows of tut
should have a shoulder-strap to keep gulmpes, a1
it from slipping down; an older child -Dr7 Goo
will have its petticoat buttoned. Loose
flowing clothes for an infant are most
uncomfortable, not lying close enough
to the body to give warmth, and the
child is usually lying in a bed of Warning to
wrinkles, which crease and seam its
delicate flesh. It is almost impossible The the
to keep loose clothes smooth: they will ar most
work up and wind about the little otherwise
body, especially if the mother be young can be n
and inexperienced in handling babies. come by
n The other extreme, tight clothing, sightedne
should not for a moment be tolerated. matism.
Ad band too tight crowds the organs, besides tl
a impedes the work of the lungs, also of impert
Is often causes vomiting in young infants. forts whe
v- -Marianna Wheeler, in Harper's Ba- better st
ear Injure the
tre yesight Affected by Veils. ous nervi
Is. Among the patients of the eye doc- Near-sib
ed tors of New York City the women out- or myopl
"k- number the men. Regarding this fact a conditi
twelve leading oculists have been con- lengtheni
suited, and they lay it to the wearing the rays
of veils. focus in
Women who do not wear veils are object is
he less troubled with defects of the eye- This ca
sight than those who always do so. but is u
And yet most women may look forth and too
upon the world through veils without the cast
rst serious injury if only they will wear men wh
e- veils of the right sort. Most eye spe- Thus w
o° cialists disapprove of the dotted veil, to work
ai while all are in favor of those made of exercise
d- illusion or chiffon. drawing
'nt, The kind of veil last mentioned has sighted
ed a fine, even, regular mesh, through Many
- which the eye may look without suf- wear gl
led fering any worse results than come themsel
te from peering through the finest wire yond tl
hewindow screen. The illusion or chiffon their pi
he veil may, therefore, be said to be the think.
ny right sort. policy,
gar- The dotted veil, however, offers in- joy of
terruptions to the sight, distracts the seeing
eyes, compels one to focus in different above 1
directions, and though `these differ to suff
thy- ever so slightly, the result is injurious. eyes, p
in- Many a case of astigmatism has been A les
ath, I traced to the baneful effect of the dot- sighted
tong ted veil. The veil of dots may, there- the or
re- fore, be said to be the wrong sort. If being
are you have astigmatism you must avoid rays o
the this kind of veil. to a ft
tmes Above all, never read through a retina.
rhich dotted veil. There are three kinds of In t
per- dotted veils, those with dots far apart, the di
those with dots close together and by m;
tours those with very large dots-bad veils conve:
noth- worse veils, worst veils, so far as the of the
their evyes are concerned. The one with the we of
little dots far apart is the least injurious, heada
ich is because the dots can be so placed- ous n
earn- on the chin, cheek, forenead and nose corret
active -so as not to interfere with one's vis- tary,
aealth ion. The closely dotted veil bothers ftttin
early and teases the eyes. Veils with the The
large dots when not carefully arranged is ast
are apt to offer obstructions to the view is sol
as large as the pupil of the eye itself, the e
s face the result being a change of light and whic
re at- the projection of the vision of each tina
Hot eye in a different direction. Hence this tism
te try- worst kind of veil causes general im- and
blast- pairment*of the eyesight. If the pat- only
Sthem tern runs no higher up than the chin at If
or mouth, however, no better protec- whet
s least tive veil can be worn. By protective Yout
night, veils is meant those which protect the
g the eyes from dust and dirt. so that, as
e the a matter of protection, a good veil is
skin really beneficial. It not only keeps
Ig bl. street dust from the eyes, but it tem- A
md, in pers the wind and softens glaring men
This Wite veils are harder on the eyes shoe
Sand than colored veils, because their glare ab
m uch strins the eyes. Also the closer the anal
k e. It rel is worn to the face the less the deal
spira- harm to the eyes. It is well, therefore, TI
re is a that the fashion of a year ago, when attr
veils were worn puffed far out from lout
n the the face, is no longer in vogue. By Ing
ges to the same token, it were better for a The
e they woman not to wear a vell with a large bla
most After a veil has been worn it should kej
tndi- be shaken thoroughly and hung up and dra
Snails, ared, not tucked away in a bureau te
Swon- drawer. Finally, never borrow a veiL yoI
al Be- The eye, the most sensitive part of the a
body, is quick to catch the germ of
any disease which may lurk near it. a
Many a case of conjunctivitis, the most tin
t olf contagious .of eye diseases, has been he
he ecased by a borrowed veil.
women. Novelties Seen in the ShoPs. th
tt e ex- Damasous taborettes richly inlaid a
re in- with pearl. I
res and Washable foulard sateens in silk de- a
abet- slgns of all colors.
t n fe- Natty designs in straw, crash anda
ith the cloth headwear for small boys.
t view, Renaissance and linen scarts, table
et it is covers, doilies and centrepiees. cl
selt f-- Many ganuse ribbons with satin edges
ars that for embellishing summer gowns.
attention mWhite and ecru revers of lawn and
i that if lce to be worn with Eton jackets.
k and Black and colored hemstitched drap a
de roile for midsummer costames. a
lMany neatly patterned cream and
r rb wle hite' wash reils with floral borders.
s w hen it Mereerised cotton, English squares
i uder its in lacquered patterns for men's wear.
gt e her Sptgled aigrettels, toge~er with
ber best pearl, steel and jet ornaments, for the
the eonee Children's fats and fancy straw hats I
o otset by a dored with floral wreaths and ribbon
tmem per- nws.
f ter am- White esavas shoes with robber or
t-et, al leatlher soles for yachting, golf and all
temper.- oat4der sots.
S ltae -·Hbery ati slas shelg palka
vines, serolls, palm loaves and
Set i b' Allver taffeta yokling showing bem.
tMitHln ritle aPpliqes or elabor
ngbtt e- ate s*~bfI d d5gi
IPW5 WtW IgWgi - s hevinp
looum fronts prettily trimmed with lace OUR
or open-work embroidery.
All sorts of ready-made ribbon bows,
malines, pompons and fancy, straw
braids in millinery departments. When I wa
Short-back sailors of fancy open I asked my
braids, trimmed with roses and large And how
pompons or drapings of chiffon. She said,
An abundance of lace and embroid- Now jusaidst
ery, as well as lace and tucked all- About a lit
overs, for waists and general trim- Who live
Fine allovers composed of alternating "If a little
rows of tucking or plaiting and lace foe And tyr'
gulmpes, sleeves and children's dresses. He puts a
-Dry Goods Economist. In every
DEFECTIVE SIGHT. I asked, "
k The ben
SWartaning to These Who Need Glasses sat A spark
Will Not Use Them.
The three defects of eyesight which She said,
are most commonly encountered ini A yello,
e otherwise healthy persons, and which Why peol
can be more or less perfectly over- Would
come by means of glasses, are near
sightedness, far-sightedness and astig- I didn't li
matlsm. These are all important, for For all
' besides the discomfort and annoyance But tho'
o of imperfect sight, the involuntary ef- rubl
forts which the sufferer makes to see They d
better strain the eyes, and not only
injure them, but also give rise, through I'm eight
reflex action, to headaches and vari- And fr
ous nervous disturbances. I some
C Near-sightedness, short-sightedness,
it- or myopia as it is variously called, is
ct a condition of the eyeball-usually a I'd Alke I
n- lengthening-in consequence of which And pi
5g the rays of light are brought tQ a Then evn
focus in front of the retina, and so the July
.re object is blurred.
re- This condition may exist from birth,
so. but is usually the result of too much 1
th and too early use of the eyes, as in "One
ut the case of students, engravers, wo- mal pet
'ar men who do fine sewing, and so forth. half gr
pe- Thus we may say that putting children h'ew Ye
ell, to work at some of the kindergarten reporter
of exercises, such as perforating and quaintal
drawing, is in a double sense a short- ago, wt
Gas sighted procedure. through
Igh Many near-sighted people refuse to my stu
uf- wear glasses, preferring to deprive visits a
me themselves of sight for everything be- ing idle
yire yond the nose rather than to injure he will
fon their personal appearance, as they and pe
the think. This is another short-sighted and sin
policy, for besides losing much (t the to hold
in- joy of existence, wh;: 1. r~.5s trom "As
the seeing the be,~t;ful things about and ow's c
Sent above us, such persons are very :abls ing a
ffer to suffer from inflammation of the bread
ous. eyes, produced by constant strain. not ea
wen A less common defect is long or far- soon a
dot- sightedness. or hypermetropla. This is The o
jere- the opposite of myopia, the eyeball hoppir
If being flattened- or shorte aed, and the and o
void rays of light consequently not coming with a
to a focus by the time they reach the done
h a retina. less a
Is of In this case, the eye often corrects dies, i
part, the defect more or less successfully meal,
and by making the crystalline lens more schen
veils convex; but it does this at the expense passe
a the of the sufferer's nervous force, and so nose
w the we often find tired and congested eyes. disap,
ions, headaches, indigestion, and even seri- that 1
ced- ous nervous affections. The effort to of rol
nose correct the vision is entirely involun- drnne
s vis- tary, and can be overcome only by the
thers fittting of suitable convex glasses.
h the The third and most common defect
nged is astigmatism. In this condition there The
view is some irregularity of the surface of than
the eye or of the lens, by means of for a
which the image as it reaches the re- a as
each tina is distorted. Untreated astigma- It in
ethis tism is a frequent cause of headache on t
l im- and other nervous disturbances. The *plcl
e pat- only relief is the wearing of glasses, and
chin at least while reading, writing, or serv
ec- whenever near objects are looked at.- to g
,at, as I
vel Is Skusk sad Blsckssake Fight thel
it tem- novel fight was witnessed by tBe ne
glaring men employed at the pumping station m
of the Standard Oil Company near Co- lo
e eyes shocton, N. Y., the other day. It was Ha
r glare a battle between an enormous black- t
aer the snake and a skunk and it ended in the th
tss the death of both combatants.
refore, The attention of the men was first
when attracted by the strange actions and
t rom loud cawing of a crow which was circl- thr
e. By lag about a spot in a field near by. tha
or a They went to the spot and saw a large '
a lage blacksnake with Its head raised, and bu
within six feet of it was a skunk which his
:shold kept going about the snake as if to an
up and draw its attention from a small rock to
bbreau ten feet away. On this rock were fivre
ra vel, young skunks about the size of chip- eta
et of The snake's tall was coiled about ath
ner It. small oak stump and as the skunk con- sc
the most tinued its rounds the snake-darted its e
Sbeen head repeatedly at its enemy. This hi
continued for a short time, the circles al
made by the skunk growing smaller le
and smaller. Then, quick as lightning, ga
es. . the skunk sprang upon the snake and *,
y nlaid fastened its teeth in the snake's neck. ai
In an instant the snake had two coils ,
sil do- around the body of the skunk. The ,
struggle continued for a short time only ,
and then the combatants both lay dead. 1
sh and The snake was seven feet long. The b
S young skunks were left on the rock as
t tble- none of the party cared to get within ,
S close range of them. I
Ltin edges --
Sand lMedeHleg Tlhat Mesas Mesey Maklag.
ce. Many of the art students who are
hed drap specializing in clay modeling pay much
umes attention to the commercial end of the
e an work. Greek statues and Renaissance
erfrlezese may be a more inspiring form
of art and necessary for training and
ssqaes cultivation, but a model of a pair of
en's wear. andirons or candlesticks, a section of a
.aer with mantel or any other bit of house fur
t tor the nishing or finishing that will attract the
attention of a manufacturer is more
hats prodtable from a money viewpoint.
boSuch models usually are shown at the
pubdle exhibitions of the art schools,
and manufacturers on the lookoat for
rbber or new a d original designs are willing to
pl aad all py well for anything that appeals to
their ltking and that, in heir jfuliet,
l would sell well Besides the money
.ave that this transaetion puts into the pock
- et and hope that it tnspires in the tu
Ll e dent, it often leads to more orders and
3 estabishes a eonnection which is high
aor elobor- ly prettabl, If making lmmediate
qomny is a necessity at the end of the
.... blin ,es e-ZIW OU I * u
OUR YOUUNG FLKS "Why, Fr
ter?" said Ik
The Freckle Man. Into the ho
When I was a little boy, There's sm
I asked my ma why freckles came and blue at
And how they got on me. the water!'
She said, "Of stories I have heard "DeThat's r
Now Just a single one, ,'Yes," pl
About a little freckle man, ped amoni
Who lives up in the sun. down, and
make it or
"If a little boy is playing round. "I'll com
And turns to him his face, "Perhaps
He puts sun-photographs on it trap."
In every empty place." Greenspi
he had ne
I asked, "But why are they not like called his
The beauteous golden sun, to where
A dazzling yellow, round and large had lodge
A sparkler every one?' swam rot
a She said, "If they were as you wish, cried:
a A yellow, not dark brown, "Hark!
h Why people, when they looked at you, spot, go !
. Would have to blink and frown." tell us."
. I didn't like those little spots ly about
or For all good things she'd say, he went 1
!e But tho' I scrubbed and washed and dear littl
f. rubbed they call
>e They didn't go away, otter da
h I'm eight years pow, I go to school, "T forget
ri- And from hard lessons shrink,- "Why,
"Why aren't thoughts put in as tight," d dri
s, I sometimes sit and think. and pout
is the rain
a I'd like to get my face turned round, swim to
ch And put within my crown, crying."
a Then every spot would be a thought, "What
he My sums be done up brown. "bhe
Julian E. Todt, in The Favorite. the wat
Bch Tricks of a Friendly Frog. "I kn
in "One of the most knowing little ani- thought
o mal pets I ever had is a frog about right."
t half grown," declared a well-knowa "I wg t
en New York artist to a Washington Star
ten reporter. "I made the jumper's ac- "So d
n quaintance one morning two weeks hal
rt" ago, when he hopped from the garden
through an open French window into Iother
to my studio, where his frequent daily tinh n
ive visits afford me much amusement dur- fall. t
be- ing idle moments. He is so tame that to jum
ure he will take worms from my fingers h l
hey and perch upon my hand like a bird all jun
ated and sing and croak as long as I choose splash.
the to hold him. The
om "As an illubtration of the little fel- The
low's cunning, I was one morning feed- fmp
tble ing a favorite cat with a saucer of once,
bread and milk, all of which pussy did sight
not eat. The food that the cat left low tb
soon attracted quite a number of flies. "Fa
ll is The observant frog noticed this, and, terries
hopping into the saucer, he rolled over the d
the and over until he was fairly covered went
oing with a batter of bread and milk, having frogs
the done which he lay perfectly motion- story
less and awaited developments. The on thb
ects flies, enticed by the prospect of a good down
fully meal, soon began to circle round the
more scheming batrachian, and when one
ense passed within two inches or so of his
id so nose his tongue darted out and the fly In
eyes, disappeared. The plan worked so well about
serl- that the frog makes a regular business nese
,rt to of rolling himself in the cat's left-over coyle
lolun- dinner." like
y the Even
lefect Boy of His Size. to t
there There is no bettter or truer instinct to k,
ice of than that which makes it impossible yard
nn of for a boy to stand by in silence and see or a
he re- a small mate abused by an older one. place
tigma- It invariably indicates a cowardly sprit "fan
ddache on the part of the one who always kite
The "picks on" a boy smaller than himself, you
lasses, and the big fellow never gets or de- out
ig, or serves any sympathy when he comes wat
d at.- to grief through his failure to choose the
"one of his size" when he wants to the
Ten or twenty school boys were on Iit
their way to school in an Eastern city, T
one day recently, when a boy of 16 kee
staion among them began to tease a little fel- to
ear o- low of perhaps 12 years, relates J. L. stel
It was Harbour in Success. frol
c- Suddenly the annoyed smaller boy f
Sin the threw an apple core at his tormentor, co
whereupon the big boy assailed the gil
Sfrst little fellow brutally, saying: the
s nd "I'll let you know that you can't ing
as ccl' throw apple cores at mel You take bi
ear by. that!' cot
a arge The little fellow shrieked with pain, gl
eadnd but he could contend but feebly against wl
kwh ich his far larger and stronger assailant, ce]
as if to and none of his schoolmates offered r
all rock to go to his relief. fi
ere ive Leaning against a lamppost up the l
of chip- street was a typical street gamin, rag- Ti
ged, unkempt and far removed from pi
about a the tidy, well fed and well dressed f
nk con- school boys. A bundle of newspapers oK
arted its be had been unable to sell was under
y. This his arm, and he seemed to be looking le
e circles about for a customer. Suddenly he ai
smaller let the unsold papers drop to the snowy
ightning, ground and came running lightly and t
sake and swiftly down the street, his blue eyes p
e's neck. aflame and his grimy fist clenched. The a
wo cols next instant the big, well dressed as-:
nk. The sailant of the small boy foond himself
time only seized by the collar and jerked vio- 4
laydead. lently to the ground by a boy of about
ng. The his own size, who said, boldly: a
e rock as 'Take a kid o' yer size when ye
et within want ter fight, ye big coward! Take a
kid o' yer size! Touch that little kid
ag'in, if ye dare!"
The big fellow struggled to his feet
and said, blusteringly! "Who's going
who are to keep me from touching him f I
pay m mch want to'?"
ed of the "I am," said the gamin, standing as
easssance erect as a West Point cadet, and, whip
rnng form ping off his ragged jacket, he gave his
innng and head a toss and said again:
a pair of "I'm goin' to see that you don't touch
etononahim sg'in! If you want to fight, take
hoate ar-a kid o' yer size, I tell yet Try yer
attract he and on me!" lw,
wis mo t han mp!" .said the big fellow,
ont wiathout, however, offering to touch the
town at the "kid of his size."
t scoools, "Yer a coward, that's what you are!"
ookout f to mid the gamin. "Ye don't dare touch
wappeal to a kid o' yer sizer'
=r t e ja t No - 1e. sumbling and threateea
the money lhe walked off, with the jeers e i
to the ock- schoolmates ringing in his ears.
In t te stu- The street gamin went on h, way
orders and ando, neonselaus, perhap, of the fact
_h ishlgh- itst, ig his bold defese of the weak
Immediate I ngait the strong, be ha ma nifete
td eo the k nd o heroism atl too rgae gs
p, ere .t aWIs
A Funny Fish. bring wi
to bring wit
"Why, Greenspot, what's the mat- from the oth
ter?" said Mrs. Frog, as her son spraug brought to t
into the hole. it down witl
"O mother! I don't know what 'o do. ing millet wi
There's such a queer fish, all yellow No one er
and blue and red, come down flop into lost in this
the water!" sometimes'
"Dear me!" exclaimed Mrs. Frog. give back e
"That's rather queer." be captured
,'Yes," panted Greenspot. "It's stop- game but
ped among the pond weeds half-way pigeon," or
down, and it's lying quite still. I can't keeps."
make it out."
"I'll come and see," said Mother Frog. A F
"Perhaps It's only a new kind of fish
Greenspot, who was so young that Mysters 1
be had not yet lost his tadpole tall, k
called his brothers; and they all swam "yon see
to where a small, gayly-dressed doll dents In e
had lodged in the weed". They all dle, of Bo
swam round, but did not grow much worked of
wiser, when all at once Mother Frog when Pay
, cried: memory, 1
"Hark! What was that noise? Green- ployer and
s' pot, go and see; and come home and ager of th
tell us." when the]
He leaped on shore, and peered cagtr- to date, ai
ly about for a minute or two. Then in expense
•he went back to his mother. "It's that One day
dtar little girl,-Miss Babs, I th!nk Waterville
they call her,-who saved our lives the minutes "
otter day," he said. Augusta.
"What did she do?" said Mrs. Frog. b tore, ea
"I forget." cently, tb
"Why, don't you remember? The as calmly
Pond dried up; and she brought water a usual
and poured it over us every day, until sheton usua
the rain came and we were ab'e to ination 5l
swim to a safe place. And now she's pony 0 a
crying." post has
"What for?" pthe e
"She says her doll has dropped into ue e
the water. Does she memn tu' qupeer the itn
fish? t 1
"I know but little of the ways of to d
the two legged races," said Mrs. Frog, had droK
onut thoughtfully; "but very likely you are the Ken
)WU right." ra
star "I wish I could help her," said Green- station I
ac- spot, sadly, "she was so kind to us." It was
eks "So do I!" "A.nd I!" "And I!" echoed curred s
-den half a dozen voices. as hold
n"I have thought of a plan," said to hold
ainto Mother Frog at last. "The sun is get- half a
dur- ting now now, and the dew will soon wasn't
that fall. Go up on the bank, and begin tematic
to jump about near where the strange and sor
grd fish lies. When she sees you, you must near Ni
bird all jump into the water with a great ed by I
oose splash." steep g
The plan succeeded well. across
feed- When, after a good romp, the little that co
reed- frogs all' jumped into the water at ing the
r of once, Babs leaned over and caught engine
l did sight of her doll's blue dress just be- straigh
left low the surface. more t
fies. "Fan, Fan!" she called; and a fox- thing i
and, terrier came running up, and dragged The ft
over the doll out of the water. So Babs have I
vered went home quite happy, and the small to me,
aing frogs are never tired of telling the the lai
otion- story of how they helped Miss Babs New I
The on the day when the funny fish same
good down.-Little Folks.
n one No
of his Pigeons of Pekir' alike.
he fly In St. Nichoeas Alfred Sheffield tells from
o well about the pigeons of Peking. The Chi- pound
siness nese have made plgeon-flying the de- carrie
tt-over coying game that it is because they lest b
like any kind of "playing for keeps." ish I
Bven in kite-flying, they fix little hooks silo0
to their kite strings and try to pull and I
in each others kites, and count it fair the I
nstinct to keep any kite that drops into their Engli
Ossible yards. They will tell you that a kite the F
nd see or a strange pigeon that comes to your la'ge
r one. place, if given up, takes away your
y sp:rit "family luck." So you must tear the Th
always kite and keep the pigeon. But when Porti
Imself, you see the town dandies sauntering light
or de- out with their fans, and bird-cages to Here
comes watch the noon kite flying, criticising mtd
choose the flocks and their tactics, and arguing the and
ants to the fine points of decoying, you guess
that "family luck" has very little to do tia
yere on sith their game. the
rn city, To decoy strange pigeons, pigeon- t
Soo 16 keepers must first train their flocks ball
ttle fel- to "fly in splrals"--and that is, to riseli
es J. L. steadily in circles without straying tar
from the home roof. Pigeons naturally
ler boy ly together in circles. Even wild pig- ieet
rmentor, eons wheel about in flocks before strag- feet
led the gling to the fields. Chinese make
their birds eager for circling by keep- e
oo can't ing them shut up in a wicker house e
on take bluilt on the ground around the dove
cote; and they cure their birds of strag- car
Ith pain, gling by pelting them with pebbles
y against when they try to alight anywhere ex- bel
issailant, cept on one spot-the ridge-pole of the
So fered roof facing their wicker house. The
flock must alight here in a bunch, and
it up the immediately walk down to the eaves. I
min, ,g- This is done to bring any strange of
red from pigeon among them down within sight d
I dressed of the grain, which is then scattered lat
wspapers on the floor of the wicker house. Pig- N.
aas nder cons are fed only after flying, for un- ye
Slooking less hungry they are lazy and unman- Ph
denly he ageable. Their food is millet, sorghum hi
he snow y seed, or corn, which their keepers use ml
gytly yd to get as much work from them as ve
blue e yes possible. When there Is much lying th
ched. The and calling down to do, they are usual- ps
ressed as ly fed with millet, which is so small ye
d himself that it keeps them eating a long while to
rked vio- without filling them. At other times f
yFofabout their food Is sorghum seed. Corn isw
ly: not very good for pigeons, but they i
when ye are so fond of it that pigeon-keepers 3
s! Take a usually have it on hand to call them t
t little kid down when they are already fed. c
Chinese talk of three regions of pig
to his feet eon flight; the "sparrow region," Just a
ho's going above the housetops; the "crow te
him if I gion," where the crows pass over the
city at daybreak; and the "eagle re- t
tanding as lgion." In every flock are severala
and,dwhip- strong-winged birds that will rise to
•be gave his the esgle region. These are the "high
fliers," which are usually sent up first,
don't touch carrying whistles, as a challenge to
dght, take other flocks to join them. When they
t Try t 7" bare mounted to some height, the
heavier-winged birds, or '-low-fliers,"
bg fellow, are sent up to meet them. A few
o touch the stay-at-home birds are kept back to call
the others down, which they do by
at you aare!" flyg round the roof and clapping their
darre totch wings. Pigeon whistles were in early
times put on the bid to scare away
, threaten- hawke. Nowadays the hawks do not
jeers r ji s mind them at all, but they are still
ears, usetnl for attracting stray pieoma, for
o his way signlaig, and for guiding the yonLter
of the f aet pigeons when flocks become mixed.
f the weak In Peking, flocks are sent up at sun
I mmaaeee s se, at amon, and just betore .sm _.n
rss ss Nodlhb@otag fsocks alwas joina and
apsit Mh locs WlDtn ....'Ina U
to bring with it any unwary pigeons
from the other focks. If a stranger is
brought to the roof, the keeper coael No C,
it down with his own birds by throw- iace Ethel
Ing millet into the wicker cage. She gibes
No one ever demands back a pigeon By writing
lost in this way. Two friends will In nerve-i
sometimes "play live pigeons," that t!,
give back each other's birds that maY But as the
be captured from the flock during the And she r
game, but the rule is to "play deds No doubt,
t pigeon," or, as the boys as "M tind
keeps." Her nath
A FORTUITOUS ACClSENTS
t MysteriNs lspesades el prvmieace gl He--Bef
it Occ0rred Whse it M. should wse
" 'You see some unaccountable ae She-Bet
II dents in railroading," said John BRn
11 die, of Boston. Some years ago I All Es
h worked on the old Maine Central. Friend
'g when Payson Tucker--God rest his to dogs ai
memory, for he was a generous em- Aunt o S
°- ployer and the best of ment-was man. to folks .
d ager of the line. It was in the dy rots."-'P
when they were bringing the road up
r- to date, and nothing was being spare
en in expense on roadbed or rolling stock. George
One day the Boston express ran into me her c
he Waterville, and after the regular tea Binks
he minutes for refreshments started for fact that
Augusta. She hadn't gone fifty yards Life.
before, easily, gently, even compla
'he cently, the engine went off the track
ter as calmly as though that was the way "And a
ter she usually did things. A hasty eam- er, who
tol ination showed that half of the flange tary fort
es on one of the forward wheels of the me what
pony truck had broken off. They set "Pleas
post haste for another truck, Jacked snapping
nta up the engine, and put it in place of goat."-]
leer the injured one, and the train was soon
on its way again. Then they started
of to find out the place where the flange ea
rog, had dropped off. The road runs across no dang
are the Kennebec just north of the rail- Fraye
road shops, and from the shops to the Wear
een- station it is a perfectly straight track. yer jr'
.." It was supposed that the break had oc -Puck.
hoed curred somewhere on that straight line,
as it seemed impossible for the engine
said to hold the track on a curve with only
get- half a flange on it front wheel. It who ha
soon wasn't there, however, and a sy- ears
egin tematic search up the line was ordered, yast
ange and something like thirty miles away, I cas
must near Newport, it was finally discover- swered
Ireat ed by a track walker. Up and down
steep grades, round sharp curves and
across a river had that engine run in
little that condition, and finally, after pass- The
!r at Ing through rail work to make a sound and re
ght engine shudder, it had hopped ahose
It be- straight piece of track when hardly "Aw
more than moving and when the only good.
fox- thing destroyed or damaged was time. gave
egged The fearful accident that might well "Ths
Bbs have happened, it has always seemed
small to me, must have been averted by what
g the the law would term an act of God." Mrs.
Babs New York Tribune. new r
eame ' Mr.
Military Ris of the owers, more
No two national rifes are exaetly Mrs
alike. First, as to weight, they vary stlis
d tells from eight pound three ounces to nine Alwt'
ie Chi- pounds twelve ounces. The lightest is Yor
he de- carried by the Italians, and the bear
e they lest by the Austrains, while the Brit
Leeps." ish Lee-Metford weighs nine pound I's
hooks six ounces. In calibre the Roumanlan l t
o pull and Italian rifles are the smallest, andgirl
it fair the Portuguese is the largest. T rema
Stheir English s medium bore, smaller than The
a kite the French, Austrian and German. and T
to your lager than the Russian, Spanish and
y your Swiss. one s
ear the The heaviest bullet Is thrown by the
t when Portuguese usand Astrian rifles, and thes
nterlng lightest by the Roumanian and Italian.
ages to Here, again, England has chosen the
ticising middle way, having a bullet larger than •0
arg uing the Swiess Italians and Roumanan that
u guess and smaller than the Belgians, Ausn Am
e do trans, ermans and French. With re
gard to speed, the Italian bullet travels
the quickest of arll, but the Roumanian rm
r alroc s b nsit pretty close. The slowest
bullet is the portuguere, and the Auen i
e far trian is alro very slow. rid
Here are a few of the musale velao
ild pig- ities per second: Portuguese, 1,612
re strg- feet; Austrian, 1,700 feet; British, 2,000d
mkeet; German and .Russian, 2,054 feet;
b kFrench, 2,078 feet; Roumanian. 220
r he. feet; Italian, 2T feet. The Manse f'
e dove rifle is used by Germany, Belgium, mj
fsr pain and Turkey, and it carries ave
strage cartridges in the magainle. o
hee Ther Lee-metford and the French r im0
bel rifles ctarry ten cartridges
e inchtan iddoedn h ilers 0fo
be a. If history be true, Gaovernor Taylo
staangof Tenneesee, is not the only man who
thin ight ddled himself into oad ce. Louiog ra.
cte red lates that In 1848 be met, at Oswtet
SPg- N. Y., Major Cocehran, then nearly 0
g, fn- years old, a son-inllaw of General pa
d umpan- hilip achyuler, wbo told the story of
,"orghmhis election to Congress during the Ad
seper use ministration of the elder Adams. A to
e as vessel was to be launched on coe al
ac yng the lakes In interior New ort, o dl
arl e usal- people came from afar to see It. The
s small young folks gathered there, deetmined
long whle to have a dance at agat. There was a
ther times fddle, but no fiddler. Young Coehra
r n is was an amateur peirformer and his er
but they vices were demanded. He gratified the bi
stp er oyous company, and at the supper ta
call them be one of the gentlemen remarkted, in h
y fed. commendataion of his talrents, that he
an of p ig- was "fit for Congress." The matte
hon," just was talked up, and he was nominated le
'"cro re- and elected a Representative In aor
r over the greass for the district then comprlsin
"agle re- the whole of New Ytork weat of Se
Se several nectady. He always clailmed to have
yll rire to "fiddled himself into Congressm" It
the " igh- seemsr that history repeat Itel, ab
tt up irst, cording to the provetrb.
hallenge to a ---Iaeshalgpl
When they L'EMst teridl "
'-low-wl-ers," Little Mllient, the infant prodigy,
in. A few daughterof onetmorency Muggle, oe
bacc to call eminent comedlan, had partaken RPi
they do by ously of a light luneh of gmeen aples.
applng their Shortly afterward she remarked to her
,ere in early papa:
scaae raay "I feel just like a store window."
rwwk do not "Whyr' asked papaw, "in the tone
re smtll of one who carries on a eosvertlr
plieeoos for for the purpose of supplyhlg ues to
tth yoonger the orchestra."
ee iieed. "Because I have smub a larg pain Li
tt up at s un- my sash-"
are uua*IWI, Thi joke will be tried on a audemes
THE JOKEDS' BUUT9. al r
No Chan*e for Misuoderst lding. overno
nace Ethel went to Paris Lieateni
She gives her folks a wrench Pine L
By writing all her letters home Seor-tar
In nerve-distarbing French. V. sdhou
But as the months roll onward, Trtr
And she needs cash to fling.
No doubt, to ask for checks, shel Don
Her native tongue the thing. 1 Diatr
- --Chicago Record. 2 Distr
or hipee taI 4 Dist
He--Before I proposed to any girl 1 5 Ditr
should want to feel sure of myself. 6 Dit
She-Better be sure of the girl.-Llft -
All Entitled to Their Oplalone.
I Frlend-"Of course, some folks object *
s to dogs and parrots." *
r Aunt Sally-"Yes; and some object L
- to folks who object to dogs and par- "
4 Explanation EMsp
k. George-I wonder why Elthel calls
te me her chrysanthemum?
SBinks-She may have discovered thb
or fact that you haven't a cent.--arlent
ck A Feminine Butter,
"And now, children," said the teach
er, who had been talking about mill
ao tary fortifications, "can any of you tell
n me what is a buttress?"
at "Please, ma'am." cried little Willie. * I
e' snapping his fingers, "it's a nanny
o goat."--Phildelphi Press.
SWeary Willy-Go right in! Dere'nt *
th Frayed Fagin-No? *
the Weary Willy-Ov course not! Didn't
ac. yer js' hear her call de dog "PercyY'
ine Willing to Make the RiskL.
"I have seen it stated that any girl :
who marries a man under twenty-fivE
years of age is taking big chances," "
way, he casually remarked.
er- "I do so love to gamble," she an.
own swered enthusiastically.
in ia Asking and Reoevinvl
pass- The tramp had been unsuccessful
ound and returned to the road from the
d a house empty-handed.
rdly "Aw," he growled, "that woman's U
only good. I asked her for bread and she
time, gave me a stone."
well "That's nothing!" said his companion.
what Tha Worser Hal.
Mrs. Foarandred-We need some
Mr. Fourandred.--Crpets would be
t Mrs. Fourundred.--Bugs are more
vary stylishb. You men are such animals:
nne Always talking about comfort!-New
test s York Weekly. (so
EBrit Refutatio aint
anad It's a libel to say that the summet
girl flirts with Tom, Dick sad Harry,
'r t "Of course, it Is," answered Mamle. r
than "The idea of even being introduced tc
Sand people with such ordinary names! I !
should not think of flirting with any and
one except 'Reginald,' 'Claude' or 'Al oft
nd the rnon!' --Washington Star.
ke the Persistency of Acquired Habit
Ya thn Yardmaster--What's the matter with
that new engineer, is he crasy?
L Ate Asslstant-Wbhy?
th ra vYardmaster--I've noticed that if a -
trave man ever gets in his way he keeps
a sloat right on, and never rings his bell, while
he As' a chicken or a dog makes him stop
iAsslstant--Ye; you nee, he used to
e lo be an enthusiastle wheelman.-Phila"
, 2 delphla PIrcss.
What Was Neoeassrp
Mat "My principal objection to the story,"
Belgim said the critic, "is that it pretends to be
le i e realistic, and yet nothing of the sort
could ever harppen. It is a physlcal)
each I impolsblility."
•cin that calte," returned the young
author, 'it seems to become necesart
for us to revise the laws of nature." 3
an who Net Broken.
aszgg' "'o you quarreled with George,"
Sw4 g said one young woman..
"early Yes," answered the other with much
ttory o "Is your engagement brokcn?"
Sthe Ad' "Oh. no. I told him I never wanted
a as. A to see his face again, and he said that
n he would leave me forever. But we
r ad didn't go so far as to break our en
Saa Use of a Stammer.
STess--He'll never ask her to :.arry
t ed h bhim. He stammers so awfully.
epper t- Jess--I suppose the thought of what
nraed, la he's doing p&ralysrs his tongue.
Sthat he Tess-No, It isn't that. He stammers
he matter natuorstlly, and whenever he imapulsive
stedly starts to ask her his halting speechb
m O ('c gives him time to cool ot and think
omorrlang what he's doing.
l to have Not a Practial Proposition.
-PI." It "My dear," said Mrs. Blanks to her
itrll tt m husband, "don't you think it world e
a good idea to get your life insured"
"No, I daon't" he granly replied. "I.
I were to do that it would just be tay
fool luck to live forever."
U proadP, "Oh, well," meekly ansuered Ms.
, ra, t1 IL ., "then I wouldn't think of doing it"
takeae e- ---
een pp pe Qvite Agro*eble,
rked to r e erSgageiment bhl just been an
nounced and the girl in blue was
h te ,,tE wouldn't marry for smey,"
-a-arao a omm d, thereby iptean:g to rs
---- eaes to one on the pro petlhve bride.
'ITe girt Ia plua merely shruged -e
rrge la n r s'odderP.
,-.Mtbhr would I-it I emouM t
-_ andlas n saue ett way," si daww l
State t(hiIW l mami
(overnor-W.- W. Heard,
Lie utenant-overnor-Albel Esto
Secretary of State--John Michel.
Superintendent of Educostion--Jon
Auditor-W. 8. Frue.
Treasurer-Ledoux E. Smith.
U. S. BENATOBS.
Don Caseroy and S. D. MoEnery.
1 District-. C. Davey.
2 Distriot Adolph Meyer.
3 DistriCt-R. F. Broussard.
4 Distriot--P. Braseale.
5 Distrit--J. E. Baensell.
6 District--& M. Bobinson.
TUE hEIX TWIGO TO
le * . to red al about it i S
my. * 0 - t0E -
SCoverin eer item of news
Son la ndand as througu its
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s : ufurnished the New York "
* World, Ne Yeors wl, *
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* ts all In one. "
Slat 1.00o a Meath.
girl da., pomer a rc to
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some tr al BL la Orl@ f
Caire It. Louis, Chios, Cin
I be ednlUati, Louisville,
mkg dret eonseestis with throush
more trains for all polats
-New NORTH, EAST AND0 WEST,
Isoludag Bfoalo, Pittsburg, Clve
lad, Beston, New York, Philad-lphia,
Baltmoere, ilehmond, St. Paul, Mia
Ine 35PO OuSho , " anss" City, Hot
a rry, lgs Ay, ad Denver. lose
srmaestlo at Chicago wltb Central
ryM ui ValTay Boat, Solid Fast
ale ; Daily Trsis for
es! tI l. SIL FALLS, SIOUX CITY,
h any sad the West Paretieral of spate
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THE WlYt TRuI[ LIII
to toarrt Istuw* the
f ht North and South.
itiC., 1n i ,gest *to
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andt thnk JIORY I1T 2?lD TEST.
Oml itns rs-t to
nks t t her g U piuto gI Tsas sad the Seth
rclied . " Deable DaIl !rsla
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