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VOL. XIII. LAKE PROVIDENCE. EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY. OCTOBER 27, 1900 NO. 24.
IEWS FOR THE FAIR SEX
NOTES OF INTEREST ON NUMEROUS
Woman Dentist in Manilia-Women In the
Transvaal - Those Little Ruchings -
When Baby Has Earache-My Lady's
Woman Dentist in Manila
The ubiquitous "American dentist,"
held in the highest esteem the world
over for superior professional skill,
has already hung out her shingle in
Manila, and is finding abundant de
mand for her services. Dr. Anna M.
Sawyer, of New York State, is the
woman who has taken the initiative in
Women in the Transvaal.
The average Boer is of the muscular
type, big and brawny, but having, as
a rule, no beauty except that of ruddy
cheeks and a look of health. Here
and there in the Transvaal one comes
across a handsome Dutch girl, but gen
erally the women have little of the
hesh and simple beauty of their kin
Gzed of northern Europe. Dress does
not add to their attractions, their
dress and their gowns generally be
ing of some cheap print and their bon
ies of a hideous poke shape. Boer
women have a strange fear of the ef
fect of the sun on their complexions,
and very often they are pale and pasty
looking. It is funny to see how a
Boer woman will shade her face and
even put her hands under her apron
to protect them when she goes out in
to the sunshine.
Those Little Ruchinys.
Ask eight out of any ten fashionable
dressmakers about ruching and they
will say enthusiastically, "cover every
thing with them. No trimming except
lingere tucks is so stylish."
These little ruchings solve many an
awkward problem, and especially are
they helpful to tall, thin women who
can cover up many hollows and angu
larities with yards of the little gath
Tiny ruchings of liberty silk, chiffon
and net are placed everywhere possible
on the summer gown that is not to be
They are not wide; varying from
half an Inch to an Inch; from three to
eight rows are used on the hem of
ruffles to give that swirl to the lower
part of the skirt which Is so necessary.
They are used very much on petti
coats also. Many of the new silk
skirts have from three to six rows of
them at the bottom of a knife-plaited
When Baby Has Earache.
Earache is another common ailment
of babies; they often suffer much and
are frequently treated for other trou
bles before the real one Is discovered.
A child with an earache will waken
suddenly from a sound sleep with a
sharp cry, and usually puts his hand
to his ear; after a short crying spell
he quiets dotia, Q falls asleep, only
to waken again tIter with another
paroxysm. Heat of any kind applied
to the ear will almost always give
relief, but if it does not the doctor
should be called. A small hot water
bag placed against the ear, or small
muslin bags filled with hops, bran, or
salt, anything, in fact, which will hold
heat long, heated in the oven, then
applied to the ear, will usually stop
the pain. If the attack occurs at
night it is not always convenient to
procure one of these things; then the
hand placed over the ear will afford
some help; a flannel is still better,
whether It be the baby's band, his
shirt, or his petticoat; it can be heat
ed very quickly by holding it against
the gas shade, or, better yet, the chim
ney of the lamp. If a little hot water
can be had, syringe the ear with it,
temperature 110 degrees to 115 de
grees, then apply the hot flannel.
Marianna Wheeler, in Harper's Baza.
My Lady's Toiet.
Don't habitually use ammonia for
the hair, for, though it maKes It clean
and fluffy, it deprives it of too much
of its natural oil, and thus weakens
it. Have you ever tried rubbing the
scalp with slightly diluted lemon
Juilce? This cleanses the hair and has
no injurlous effect.
Soot and charcoal are both excel
lent for whitening the teeth. They
are, however, not good dentifrices, for
if by chance either should get between
the teeth and the gums it would show
throdgh the latter in dark specks, very
much like the marks produced by tat
Stonewall Jackson's Widow.
The news that Mrs. Stonewall Jack
Bon is suffering from a most painful
affliction brings much sorrow to every
one in Charlotte, where she resides.
Mrs. Jackson lives in a plain, two
story dwelling on Trade street. A
narrow asphalt walk, bordered with
violets, leads up to the door; ivy and
Madelra vines clamber in profusion
over the veranda, and two stately
magnolias In full bloom cast their
shadows out on the street. One need
hot know he is entering the home of a
Southern woman, for a glance around
as you enter acquaints you with that
fact. A large painting of "Stonewall"
Jackson occuples a conspicuous posi
tion; paintings of other Confederate
Generals adorn the walls, besides vari
ous souvenirs of the lost cause. There
Is no air of luxury in her apartments
only the refinement and culture of a
typical Southern woman are sug
Though suffering has left its indel
Ible traces, there are yet to be seen
marks of that beauty which captivated
young Jackson when he first met her
as Anna Morrison, at the home of
General David Hill. The snows of
seventy winters have not been pitiless,
for her black hair has not lost its lus
ter. Her eyes-you think of nothing
else when looking at her-are black
and plercing.-Charlotte (N. C.) letter
to The August (Ga.) Chronilel
SA Silver Bedroom.
One of Newport's richest women has
a house which is a dream of beauty
and good taste, and her bedroom is the
loveliest thing I ever saw. The whole
rootm has the effect of white and all
v. The wd4 work is white the
wall paper white and sliver. Her bed
stead is white enamel, with bars and
posts and knobs of silver. Her dress
ing table is white, with a beautiful old
fashioned standing oval mirror on it,
in a carved silver frame. Instead of
a small pin cushion in the middle and
trays for pins and stick pins, she has A
two good sized sensible triatgular pin
cushions, covered with white satin em
broidered in silver, and fitted into the
two upper corners of her dressing ta
ble; of course, her complete toilet set
is silver. Then on her writing desk
she has a solid silver blotting book, a
pad of blotting paper, with a silver Ic
back, as it were. Such an improve- ii
ment on the pads with silver corners, i
which are always coming off. And ,
she has a small silver bowl filled with
sand, where her pens are stuck, to
keep them from rusting. Her silver
inkstand has a small tank attached,
which her maid fills every day, and
mucilage pot, sponge holder and paper f<
cutter, all in silver. In her dressing *1
room, off from her bedroom, she has di
the loveliest toilet outfit imaginable, b;
a silver tooth powder bottle and a ti
most attractive silver rack, with a v
place for a tooth brush for every day ti
in the week. The tooth brushes are y
of ivory and numbered with tiny sil- ll
ver figures. There are silver pegs over a
the washstand, as well, to hang it
sponges, etc., on, and silver stands for
toilet waters. The articles were all
made to order for the lady in Vienna, h
but probably they can be duplicated
here with slight variation in form and
ornament, if one can afford the lux- a
ury.-Edith Lawrence, in the Ledger k
Counting the Cost.
Many a fair one fails to take in the ui
whole situation when summer finery tl
is under consideration. Especially is ri
this the case with the girl who lives vi
in a home sufficient size to boast
a laundry; this maiden in one case
went away with a dozen or so new
wash dresses, but has already written el
home that she must either have her p,
allowance tripled or return at once. di
She was simply petrified when the sI
bill for the first week's immense bas- hi
ketful of deliciously clean things was vi
As we all know, necessary linens, at
outside finishes in addition to the long
list of underwear, mounts up by it
self. Add to this a lot of elaborate
dresses and you can guess the result.
These points must all be considered
by the girl on limited pin money. She m
must think twice when selecting wash w
dresses, since laundresses must i
charge according to time consumed. hi
Intricate braldings and many other g1
trimmings means just so much more pi
cost every week. Tuckings on the al
bias, applied trimmings which are on- di
ly sewed down along one edge, all gi
swell the laundry bill, as do plaitings tl
or too many ruffles. fE
One girl has gotten round this by tl
having rather plain, but perfectly cut n,
muslin and chambray dresses. They a
are "done up" at a moderate cost, ,
since she herself attends to the pretty P
neck and wrist fixings, as well as the a
dainty yokes which, when elaborate, a
are not made in with the dress.
Guimper of lace, and of elaborate
tucking and insertion are, usually
separate anyway, and the fine ones
go to the cleaner when soiled.
So, while the summer girl may not be |'
able to live up to never-put-on-any
garment-a-second-time standard, she I
may be decently clean at a moderate
outlay if she expends gray matter as
well as cash.-Philadelphia Record.
Fashion Notes. n
Gold fringe is used extensively to
finsh the ends of sashes.
Sleeves are constantly growing ,
larger, not only at the elbow but at the
Broad sleeves, or shoulder effects, e
and full skirts assure us that broad b
effects in coiffures will reign.
The popularity of the half-sleeves i
on both jackets and dress waists, neg- t
ligees and ten gowns, Is constantly in- '
Sleeves of Liberty silk, chiffon, or f
fine silk tissue should never be applied '
plain, on account of the sheerness of
The sleeve of the moment is mod- a
erately full at the top, and ends at a
the elbow, where it is frilled with o
lace or plaitings. c
A beautiful belt is made of a strip b
of cluny lace insertion laid over a t
white gros-grain ribbon. These are ex- a
Very small Empire fans are all the
vogue again, and they must be either
white encrusted with gold or of some I
very bright color. c
Gold bands will be used with bands I
of lace, ribbon, embroidery and open
work stitching for yokes, collars and
girdles, also let in the seams of skirts.
The autumn brings forth a great
number of mixed wools in which there I
are gold threads, stripes and even dots,
which will be used for the sleeves and 1
trimmings in combination with plain
Empire girdles are very attractive I
and they are made of cloth of gold,
taffeta silk, panne velvet and ribbon.
The popular fastening is a series of I
gold buckles. c
Shirring or gathering are favorite It
modes of disposing of the fullness t
upon a close fitting lining. The I
wrinkled sleeve is really very pretty
In Liberty silk. It looks exactly as if t
a too-long sleeve had been pushed up i
in the lining. 1
In most of the gowns of quiet shades
a little color is put in at the neck in
the form of a stock and vest. The
color is not carried out at the waist
and sleeves in many of the goods as
earlier in the season. Very little or no
velvet is used, with the exception of
Speed e! a Carrier Plgcen.
The speed of a carrier pigeon, Ina 1
calm weather, is 1,200 yards a minute.
With a brisk wind prevailing and
blowing in the direction of its flight
a pigeon has been known to make
1,900 yards a minute.
Education in Mexico is almost en
tirely under Government direction.
There are very few private education
al institutiolns, and these are of minor
FARM AHD GARDEN NOTES.
ITEMS OF INTEREST ON ACRICUL.
Removing Loose Stones-A Perfect Win
ter Wheat- Use of the Roller-Cause
and Remedy for Slimy Milk-The Site
for An Orchard-Etc.. Eto.
Removing Loose Stones. c
It is the common practice to cart off "
loose stones from tillage and plowing t
fields whenever there is a slack time s
in the regular farm work. Burying I
stone in the plow furrows affords on- f
ly temporary relief. r
A Perfect Winter Wheat.
Up to date farming cells what a per
fect winter wheat should be. It
should mature early, as a few days a
delay in harvesting may give rust,
blight or Insects a chance to injure
the crop and It must be prolific in
yield. One variety will often produce
twenty bushels or more above the
yield of another on same soil and sim
ilar conditions. It should have a stiff
straw to prevent the stems from fall
ing or lodging before harvest, which
will result qnly in shrunken and im- e
perfectly matured grain. It must be
hardy In winter, as some varieties
winter kill much more than others,
and it should have a thin skin. Some r
kinds have so thick a skin that there
will be several pounds more of bran
and less of flour than with other thin
ner skinned sorts, which makes them c
undesirable for the miller. Can all
these qualities be combined in one va
riety, and who will first offer such a
variety to the public?
Use of the Roller.
One reason why the value of the roll- d
er on the farm has not been better ap
preciated has been that many farmers
did not know why it was used or
should be, and therefore did not know
how or when to use it to the best ad- u
vantage. Like the plough and harrow,
its proper work is to pulverize the soil.
and the making a level surface by
pressing small stones down out of the
way is but incidental, and really of
doubtful benefit. Certainly it would a
be better that the stories should be re
moved. To roll a heavy soil when
wet makes the soil more compact, and
should only be done when the frost
has thrown out the roots of grain, c
grass or clover, and they need to be 11
pressed back, and the earth made firm I
against the roots that they may not 1
dry up. But to make a seed bed the I
ground should be harrowed to bring 1
the lumps and hard clods to the sur- c
face, then given a chance to dry so c
that they will crumble under pressure, t
and repeat harrowing and rolling until 1
all is fine. After seeding roll only f
when land is light and dry. This
presses earth down to the seed and f
causes quicker germination. We like I
a heavy roller for all this work ex- n
cepting for the spring rolling of grain, I
and even then if the ground Is not too I
wet. But the roller should always be t
so made that it can be weighted down, e
ar so that the driver may get on when F
weight is needed, and dismount when s
It is not.-The Cultivatoq t
Cause and Remedy for Slimy Milk. t
One of the most common and puz- t
ding difficulties experienced by milk- I
men is the development of sliminess I
In the milk, which prevents cream i
from rising and otherwise injures the
quality. Bacteria, which cause these
changes, are not very common, and
will not usually appear In clean and
well regulated dairies. Sometimes it
comes from the dust of a special lot of
hay which the farmer is using, some
times from the water used in wash
Ing the cans or possibly from bacteria
that get attached to the cow's body in
the pastures or swamps.
Often the trouble is spread from one
farm to all the others in the commun
Ity through exchanging cans at the
cereamery or on the milk routes. In
such a case the remedy Is complete
sterilization by super-heated steam of
all cans that are used for distributing
milk, followed by a washing of the
cow's stalls in dairies where the trou
ble has appeared. Other kinds of bac
teria cause such troubles as tainted
milk, blue milk, red milk and soapy
milk. The remedy in all such eases
must be to look for some unusual
cause and remove It, following with
Ilslnfection of the stable and thorough
cleansing of the cow.-Professor W.
H. Conn, of Connecticut.
The Site for An Orchard.
While many who claim to speak
thith the voice of authority assert that
ian orchard should always be upon land
which slopes toward the north, we
have seen many a good orchard in
which the slope was in other direc
tions. A belt of wood or other wind
break may be sufficient protection for
it even if It does blossom early. What
is of more ipportance is that It should
be well drained. As an old orchardist
once told us, "trees will not stand it
to have wet feet all the time any bet
ter than you and I would." We think
he said apple trees should not be
where the water was within four feet
of the surface, while pear trees might
be set within three feet of the water
level if the water was not stagnant,
Sand quinces within one foot. Pears
Swill do well In a clay soil, while ap
ples and peaches will not unless it is
thoroughly underdralned, and even
then peaches will not do as well as
on light sandy or gravelly soil. In
setting an orchard avoid spots that are
eInown to be subject to early and late
trets. While these are usually low
amt wet lands we know ~of "frost
Sbelts" or what used to be known as
"tresen valleys" which extended over
I both high and low land. There was
probably a sumdlent reason for this
current of cold air, but we cannot ex
plain the cause of it.
In setting fruit trees have land in
good condition and get thrifty trees,
but the largest tree is not always the
best. Two year old apple and pear
tames sad peashae one Wesr old from
the bod or graft are old enough. Do
not put manure in the hole before set
ting of manure very heavily for a
few years. A rank growth is not a ~
thrifty growth. Two feet of new wood
in a year is too much excepting in
Cutting Clover for Seed.
In answer to the question: "Is clover
straw any good as feed for stock?" a
farmer who has been an extensive
clover grower for many years, said: I'
"If the clover from which seed is to
be threshed is properly handled the
straw is as good forage as the farm
produces, especially for horses. In
fact," continued the farmer, "the only
reason that clover straw ever had a
bad reputation is because the crop
was not handled in a way to get the
best results from either hay or seed."
"How do you manage the crop?" was
"First, we do not wait until all the
heads are ripe. If this is done the I
best heads, containing the best seed, I
will be too ripe, much seed will be lost,
and the stalks will have also become
too ripe to be good forage. When the
larger blossoms and those first to ma
ture are a nice brown, and this is
while the stalks are yet green, the
clover is cnt. We cut it in the morn
ing as soon as the dew is off, and on
a good drying day, if possible. In the
afternoon, or as soon as the horse
rake will handle the clover readily, it
is raked up and put into cocks to cure. l
Cocks are well made and allowed to
stand until the hay is thoroughly
cured. If a machine can be had in
time we thresh from the cocks; if not
we stack and thresh later. It will be
seen that we handle clover for seed I
almost exactly as we do for hay; the e
only difference is in its stage when
cut. After threshing the straw is c
green in color, and if it did get at all c
dusty in curing it is all knocked and t
blown out in threshing. Horses eat I
our clover straw in preference to any c
other forage we put before them. The
usual custom is to cut clover for seed 1
too late, or after it has got too ripe,
and then let it lay on the ground to
be rained on, bleached and otherwise i
injured, as if it were a foregone eon- t
elusion that the seed is the only thing -
about it of any possible value."-
Farm, Stock and Home.
Spontaneous Combustion of Hay.
It is pretty well established that
clover or other hay placed in stable I
mows when green may heat so violent- I
ly as to finally become ignited. Ap
parently authentic cases have been re
ported and while positive proof is
lacking, circumstances seem to indi- I
cate that destructive fires frequently 4
originate from spontaneous combus
tion. Several years ago the college
barn at the Pennsylvania station took I
fire and it was found that the flame
was confined to a hay mow 18 x 23 1
feet and 23 feet high. It was thought
best to remove the portions of hay
not one fire. The mass was smolder
ing and as soon as exposed to air it
burst into flames. Examination of
the mass thrown out of the barn show
ed that the greater portion of it was
so badly charred as to be unfit for
stock food. For several days previous
to the fire a peculiar odor had been
noticed about the barn. An examina
tion showed that this proceeded from
the mow, but fire was not suspected.
It will probably be well to avoid plac
ing large quantities of clover hay in
i mows until thoroughly cured,
Success in the dairy is not all cow.
Judicious feeding does not imply ex
A cow must be a hearty eater to be
a good producer.
Driving cows in a hurry is a money
Increase the food as long as the flow
Sof milk increases.
The more a cow is exposed the less
Smilk she will give.
In feeding assimilation is the only
true measure of value.
The rich quality of a cow's milk is
Slargely born with her.
Milk secretion should not be greatly
encouraged before calving.
It Is the milk from the fresh cow
Sthat produces the most perfect flavor.
A variety of food often gives a bet
ter return than the chemical analysis
of the food would Indicate.
Cows do not eat alike nor act alike,
and the wisedairyman will make du6
allowance for all peculiarities.
What the milk cow requires is good
Sfood in variety, regularity and enough
t of it; feed succulent food for milk.
The best dairy cow is the one that
aproduces the most butter fat every
Stwelve months on the least feed.
The quality of the butter depends
more upon the skill of the operator
r than the particular plan of operation.
If choice butter can be produced
more easily and cheaply in one way
t than in another that is the way to
If the milk is to be set in deep cans
k in cold water to raise the cream the
e sooner it goes from the cow to the
can the better.
Mt ore care must be taken not to
'r overfeed when ground feed is given
, than when the grain is fed whole; the
u cows get off their feed easier.
Keep a cow waiting for her feed or
' to be milked and she worries, and a
I worrying cow is not profitable. Be
Son time with milking and feeding.
a Farmers who think the dairy meth
Sods of their fathers good enough for
e hem had better not attempt dairying
W In these days. Up to date dairying
t only is profitable.
i Select the cows for a special pur
r pose. A man starting a cotton factory
I does not purchase machinery for man
Is ufacturing woolen goods. It you ex
- pect butter from cows secure butter
producing cows, not beefy ones.
SCigarettes are smoked almost ex
eI clusively in Germany, Austria, Russia
Lr and Greece, and generally through
OUR YOUNG FOLKS.
a he Acorn's Mamma.
"My dear," said Mrs. Oak to her
neighbor, Mrs. Elm,
Nodding at the close of the autumn's
"I am very, very tired, and glad for
Then she rocked ten sleepy acorns
in her good, mother way,.
"Ten thousand acorn Jackets was not
a little task,
And all the stuff I had was the dull
est shade of green,
While the autumn style was brown,
so they had to all be dyed.
They're the prettiest little coats that
you have ever seen!
"And then ten thousand lunches .had
to be prepared;
The childrenuwill be hungry when
they waken in the spring,
So all their jacket pockets are bulg
lag from their sides:
You'd really laugh to see each
brown, round, funny little thing!
"I've worked myself quite bare of
leaves, but would do it all again
For my dear little children," very
tenderly she said.
"How your branches creak, you poor
old tree?' called a little boy who
But Mother Oak smiled down on him
and wisely shook her head.
The Mystery of the Horseshoe.
In days gone by there was a little
fishing village of the name of Mavl
soun, near Nairn, where the natives
were thought to be foolish folk. One
day one of the inhabitants found an
old horseshoe on the shore, and, as
they had never seen such a thing be
fore, no one knew what it was. Some
one suggested that it was the new
moon, but the oldest and wisest fisher
man declared that if that were so, it
would be in the sky. He had long
wondered, however, what became of
the old moons and he thought after
this discovery the mystery was solved
-that after the old moons were done
with they fell to the earth and the
horseshoe was one of them.
A Few Old Fashioned Compliments.
Paying compliments is usually a
profitless business unless they are de
served, when they are inexpensive re
wards of merit that are often more
acceptable than would be a gift of
fine gold. Learning the art of com
plimenting was part of the education
of gentlemen and ladies of "the old
school," but in these busy days we are
more inclined to let virtue be its own
reward, and fail to compliment.
As an example of the art of com
plimenting it is told that Lord Ash
brook at the end of a day's shooting,
in which he never even shot as much
as a feather from a bird, was told by
the keeper of the game preserves that
"some people shoot worse than your
"How can that be, when I missed
every shot?" asked the nobleman.
"Aye, but your lordship misses them
so clean," was the reply.
Mdlle. Rachel was anxious to have
her portrait painted by the artist In
gres. He informed her that it would
require four or five years to complete
"Then I must abandon the idea," ex
claimed the great actress, "for I may
be dead and buried before you have
"I have no such pretention," replied
the painter, smilingly; "your own
genius has already saved me the
The Forgotten Toys.
The soft gray twilight of a long
summer day was lingering in the
dusty old attic where the lumber of
many years reached almost to the tiny
In a corner, propped against the
wall, stood a dapple gray hobby horse,
worn and scratched it is true, but yet
retaining some of the dignity he wore
in better days. Beside him, almost un
recognizable under his coat of dirt, lay
a little Chinaman, with only his long
black pigtail to distinguish him from
other dolls. They were whispering
together in the dim corner, for the
Hobby Horse and the Chinaman were
brothers in misfortune. The Hobby
Horse, with a shake of his head and
a deep sigh, remarked "that he never
dreamed of coming down as low as to
live among old boxes and broken fur
The Chinaman echoed his sigh, but
said, as cheerfully as he could: "Never
mind; don't fret. Things might have
been worse; they might have poked
us into the dust hole. Here, at any
rate, we are allowed to spend our old
age in peace and comfort."
But the Hobby Horse refused to
be comforted. IHe snorted derisively
and exclaimed: "There was far more
comfort in the nursery! Do you re
member the toy cupboard? You lived
there, but I was rather too long. My
wheels would not allow the door to
shut and little Arthur was obliged to
keep me under the sofa, instead. Alh!
it was cozy there, I can tell you; for
it was quite near the fireplace and on
cold winter nights I fell asleep.
"But it must have been lonely."
said the Chinaman, whose name was
Ting-Tong. "I should not have liked
It a bit. We had fine times in the
cupboard when the household were
asleep in bed. Sometimes we had a
ball and danced all night, and in the
morning was so limp that nurse could
make nothing of me and used to put
me aside till I felt more recovered."
"Do you remember little Arthur?
What a kind little fellow he used to
be," said the Hobby Horse, dreamily.
"How well I recollect that Christmas
morning when he came running into
the nursery dressed in his best velvet
suit, with his cheeks red and his eyes
bright, and how he dragged me from
under the sofa and laid his hot face
against my head and whispered in my
ear. 'Deawr old Gee,' he mid, hugging
me tight, I'm going to tell you a great,
great secret; only you musn't be jeal
ous, because I shall always lo e you
the best! Grandma has given me a
real brown pony and a lovely, lovely
new saddle. I am going to take you
down to see him. It was kept as a c
splendid surprise and I found it wait
ing for me outside the dining room (
window on the gravel path.' He was a
very happy that morning and he rode c
me down stairs, across the hall, out at t
the garden door and round to the t
stables, where I was introduced to I
the pony. We did not get on well to
gether, and Arthur soon took me back
again to the nursery. I was handsome t
in those days and 20,000 times more
frisky than those high bred, arch- I
necked carriage horses in the stables!" t
"The great event in my life," saMd t
Ting-Tong, proudly, "was when I was
once taken out in the lovely white per
ambulator for a drive. It was some- i
thing to remember all your life! I sat t
by Arthur, and he held me up to see
the people passing. I enjoyed it very
much, and I was just about to wave
my hand at an elegant doll in a shop
window when Arthur suddenly let go
and I fell with a crash on the pave
ment! I scarcely dared breathe at
first, I made so sure I was broken,
and Arthur thought so too, for he
burst out crying. Nurse picked me
up very carefully and examined me.
She said I was only slightly chipped,
but Arthur was so sorry about it he
made me lie down all the way home,
I and he played at hospitals for days
afterward, and wrapped me up in
splints. Those were very happy days."
"And this is what we are reduced to.
It is a pity Arthur was faithless after
all!" said the hobby Horse, with a
half sob in his throat.
5 "You forget," cried Ting-Tong,
B quickly. "He was going to school,
I and since he could not take us with
5 him, he sent us here rather than allow
us to be thrown away."
e The Hobby Horse nodded quite
V humbly with the tears In his eyes.
"I am growing cross and unkind in
t my old age," he said, "for all these
9 things happened years ago. Little Ar
f thur that was must be a man now.
r Hark! what is that?"
I Somebody was fumbling at the at
e tic door. It was unlocked, thrown
e open, and a tall, dark gentleman en
tered, leading a little boy. Behind
them with a lighted candle In her
hand, stood nurse, grown old and
a stout and gray haired, but undoubted
"Now, little one, you shall see the
B toys papa loved when he was your
f age. Hold the light nearer, nurse.
Yes, look! there is my dear old hobby
n horse, and Ting-Tong with him," ex
I claimed the gentleman, and, stepping
e forward he picked up the doll, took the
n hobby horse and carried them down
to the nursery.
They were carefully dusted
"It makes me feel like a little boy
again," exclaimed the gentleman.
A few hours later the hobby horse
V lay under the sofa, and Ting-Tong had
t crept from the cupboard to talk to
"Well," said the Chinaman, "we are
I happy again, after all. Arthur's son is
his father over again!"
o "I am too happy even to sleep," ex
claimed the hobby horse. "The old
e nursery days have come back agala."
Osutemala's Bird of Freedom.
"The quetzal, Guatemala's bird of
y freedom," said Colonel T. G. Stuart, of
e Kentucky, who has recently returned
from Mexico, "can beat the American
I eagle hands down on the score of plum
a age. It is indeed a most gorgeous bird,
e with a neck glittering in iridescent
splendor and a brilliant five-pronged
tall that makes the rainbow hunt a
g "Its head is like that of a parrot,
e with a powerful and peculiar shaped
,f bill and its cry is likened to the word
Slibertad, which means liberty. The
quetmal adorns the coins, coat-of-arms
e and other Guatemala insignia, and the
Sbird is held in the greatest esteem by
t all Guatemalans, and to kill or capture
e it is akin to treason. One day I was
i. talking to my friend, Signor Villejas
y about the quetsal and some of the tra
g ditions concerning it, and asked him
Sif it were really the national law of
Guatemala that the bird could not be
e " 'S1, signor, sl,' be replied. 'It is
not only ze national law of Guatemala,
d but it is ze national law of ze quetzals
r--of me birds zemselves; zey will not
Slive In ze cage. When ze man capture
ze quetzal, which is not often, and put
ze bird in ze cage, he utters once ze
t warning cry "Libertad" and If me man
Sat once do not atone for me insult to ze
e bird and release him, he once more ut
d ters ze warning cry, "Libertad." Zen
if ze man do not let him go he takes
d hold of ze bars of ze cage with his pe
culiar bill and spreading the five
prongs of his beautiful tail among the
bars on the other side, he breaks his
beautiful neck with a twist and
crushes his broken heart. Ze bird will
d not live in ze cage."-Washington Star.
o A Life eFor a Tree.
o It is well that the United States Gorv
I! ernment should look to the matter of
r forest preservation in due time before
a it comes to the point reached by Rus
sina, when, in 1836, on December 23, the
record of Russian legislation was en
s riched by the addition of a law which
d provided that any one caught cutting
e down a tree without proper authority
e should be sent to Siberia for life. This
a was forestry preservation with a
e vengeance; but it was too radical even
d for the Russians, and a few years later
It the law was repealed. The same year
that this law was enacted the govern
' ment lost about $2,000,000 Amerlean
o money on account of forest fires, the
r. forest revenues at that time amounting
a to only $300,000 annually. These forest
o fires did such damage that in one pro
it vnce, in an area of about 200,000 acres,
a there was not a tre left for the produe
n tIon of building timber.
y There are only twenty-one vessels
g ovew "0 tas In all the Swamese wav,
Twe Thoassad Arrewheoss Found Buried
Under a Stn.e.
The Chester (Conn.) correspondent
of the Hartford Courant writes as fol
lows: Among the collections of In
dian relics owned in this State prob
ably the finest, with one exception, Is
owned by Herbert Southmayd, in the
town of Durham. A large part of
them were found by Mr. Southmayd
himself, as he is a confirmed relic
hunter and knows many of the caves
and camping grounds used by the
tribes of this state. White flint, black
flint, rose quartz, red and yellow jas
per, limestone and glass stone were
the stones used in the manufacture of
I three thousand arrow heads, varying
I from the size of a thumb nail to those
nearly as large as a hand. His axes
include the fine-edged, highly polished
t tool to the rough, unfinished specl
mens. He has thirty of these, one of
which turns the scales at sixteen
Of his eleven pestles the longest
measures fourteen and one-half Inches
in length. Gouges used by the In
dians in working out the inside of logs
which they had first charred, in mak
ing their canoes, number twenty.
There are ten fine specimens of adze
and twelve chisels. Of his three pipes
the one he values most highly is short
e stemmed, perfect-bowled and was
found a few miles from his home. It
looks much like a common clay pipe
of to-day, excepting the color, which
Is that of red clay. The breastplates
- are notched around the edges, a notch
r for each battle the wearer was en
a gaged in. On one of them can be
counted sixty-five notches, denoting
either a chieftain or one much given
1" to fighting.
b There are three war club heads, and
v a dozen hide scrapers, used in cleaning
the hides from which their clothing
e and tents were made. Among the most
interesting specimens to the ordinary
n man and which cause a peculiar sensa
e tion as their use is explained are the
r- three scalping knives. A string of
r. wampum was taken from a skeleton
found in Portland. A red clay ket
- tle is absolutely perfect. A bone orna
a ment found in a cove is considered
v- ery valuable, as but few of them are
d in existence. The drills used for mak
r Ing the holes for the leather thongs
d in their moccasins and skin canoe
- show great skill and patience, as they
had nothing but stones with which
e they tapered these from about the
r size of a pencil down to a sharp point.
Of these he has fifteen.
Y Brass arrowheads and a quiver di
vide honors with two iron tomahawks.
I During a rain storm a year or two
* ago Walter Lane sought shelter under
Sa shelving rock at North Guilford, and
while stirring the ground up to ascer
tain what depth had been made by the
Y decay of leaves he was surprised to
find an arrowhead. Renewed effort
e brought out thirty-five of them. Re
d turning the next day with spade and
o sieve, he dug out 1,200 specimens, and
from evidences found it was doubtless
e a spot where they were made and laid
a away against the time of need. Over
2,000 have been taken from that spot.
Unjusit to This Men.
Of late the railway companies have
been vigorously enforcing the weighing
of passengers' luggage, more especially
on the lines which compete with one
another to some distant centre. In
d fact, when two or more lines run from
d London to the same provincial town,
n each company keeps inspectors or de
tectives at the stations of its rivals to
see that the passenger's luggage is duly
weighed, and, if over weight, duly
charged for. This Is because any neg
a lect to charge for excess of luggage
would act as an Inducement to the pub
lic to travel by that line, and so would
contravene that understanding as to
d uniform rates which is always entered
upon by competing lines. A core
is spondent, who addresses us a humor
e ous letter on this subject, points out
the hardship caused to small men by
e overcharge for excess of luggage, and
suggests that the pasenger and his
a luggage should be weighed together, a
Sstandard weight being fixed for the
Stwo. By the present arrangement a
big fat man and a small thin man may
' each have a portmanteau which weighs
several pounds too much, and yet the
little man and his luggage together
may weigh far less than the big man
and his luggage. But the little man is
)t equally overcharged, whereas, consid
Sering that he weighs less and takes up
t less room, he should by all considera
e tions of equity be charged a smaller
n amount. Nevertheless, we fear that
e the passenger of little weight will still
have to submit to being overcharged on
a his luggage without any reference to
a the amount of space he occupies in the
Scarriage or the pressure he exercises
e on the company's springs.-London
11 New It's the Astomebile Face.
r. The automobile face is the newest
expression, and it is seen at its best at
Newport, where the automobile flour
i ishes. It is not the haggard, tense
4 expression of the bicycle rider's visage,
, but it is a consciously unconscious
s- look that is interesting. The women
"mobers"' smile a little as they flash
over the road, and the old straight
h ahead, cold. indifferent gaze that was
the fashion when driving behind a
horls seems to be relegated to tln
is past. There is also an unconVention
a ality of attire adopted for the horse
less carriage that would not be per
Smissible as a formal carriage dress.
SThe linen crash gowns of the moment
Sare worn, while bright bodices of linen
seem to be a fad with the women "mo
Sbists." Alpine hats with gay bands
Sof silk give a racy touch to some of
g the costumes, and the girl in the au
t tomobile seems typical of the age.
SThere is a teacihe at Newport who
Sgives lessons in running the automo
e bile who will probably become as fa
mous as the colored man who a few
seasons ago reaped a rich harvest in
Steaching wheelmen when that was at
iW hseght.--New York lua.
State Gvom1mnt of Looisiana.
Governor-W. W. H ard,
Lieutenant- Governor-Albert Esto
Secretary of Stale-John Michel.
Superintendent of Edncation--John
Auditor-W. S. Frazee.
Treasurer-Ledoux E. Smith.
U. S. SENATORS.
Don Cafferey and S. D. McEnery.
1 District--l. C. Davey.
2 Districi-Adolph Meyer.
3 District-R. F. Broussard.
4 District-P. Braae:le.
5 District-T. E. IRnesdell.
6 District-S. M. Robinson.
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