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t is not that the later years are cold
And void of blooms that made life's
springtime sweet;
'Tis that along the way no more I hold
Your hand, and hear your heart's re
membered beat,
'Tis that in desolate mansions at the door 1
Dear Heart, you knock no more!
.Tis that your dwelling now so lonely I
seems! 1
And in the starless midnights I can hear
the rustle of the curtains in my dreams,
Knowing that but the ghost of Love is
'Tis that I stand-a shadow at the door,
Dear, where you knock no more!
'Tis, when the depths of my soul are
With passionate grief for a remembered
There comes this thought: "Did I not
miss some word
Which might have made the light shine
on your way?
Some flower I might have lifted from the
Dear to the lips of ybu?" ;
0 lonely dwelling, 'neath the withering
Once bright with bloom-now lost to all
No wreath of Love the ruined garden
Out of the darkness comes "Good night!
Good night!"
Never "good morning" at the lonely door
Dear-for you knock no more!
-Atlanta Constitution.
Iy Mauie shapcott,
ET us argue the case out."
She spoke with unexpect
ed ernestness. He laughed
lazily and pulled one or 1
two long strokes on his oars before re
"Very well."
"You mean to say," continued she,
"that this princess should marry a man
she cares nothing for-whom she has
never seen-because it is for the wel- I
tare of her people and his."
"Exactly," replied he in a jesting
She sighed faintly.
"You men think nothing of a wom
an's happiness-a woman's life."
He stopped rowing and let the boat
drift gently down the stream.
"Let us argue the case out," said he,
repeating her words of a few minutes
ago. "As I understand this matter
from the papers, a certain king, who
shall be nameless, desires for his royal
escort a certain grand duchess-who
shall also be nameless. It to for the
best interests of both their countries
that these two should wed. This the
king understands, as also do the advis
ers of the grand duchess. But she,
womanlike, refuses to entertain the
idea, declaring she will marry only the
man she loves-and who loves her. At
least so the court gossips say. Am I
stating the case correctly?"
"Love is a beautiful dream, but like
most dreams has often a rude awak
ening. Perhaps this grand duchess will
fall in love with a man she cannot
marry. What then?"
She leaned over the side of the boat
without replying, and plucked a great
yellow lily which lay rocking idly
to and fro in the centre of the stream.
"Besides, duty comes before pleas
There was no mirth in his face now.
It was grave and a little sad.
"True. But this is for life," she
said slowly.
"Granted. And there are many
things in life not' pleasant to contem
plate but which nevertheless have to
be borne. Now if I were the king,
think you I should look forward with
pleasure to the thought of a bride
who hated me-even before she had
seen me?"
"He has only himself to thank. Why
did he not choose some other Pros
erpine? This grand duchess is not
the only princess in the world."
He opened his eyes in astonishment
at the bitterness in her voice.
"One would think you were the
grand duchess," he said.
"If I were," replied she with spirit.
"I would show the world that a prin
cess can still be a woman."
"I believe you would," replied he,
thoughtfully; then, plekmg up his
oars, he rowed with unnecessary vigor
up the river.
The sun had sunk behind a bank of
dark night clouds rising in the west. A
gentle, moaning wind stole from the
land and waved tenderly the sleeping
grasses and drowsy flowers that lined
the banks. Far in the distance could
be heard the harsh voices of frogs
chanting their evening hymn, while
from the thickets close at hand came
the soft twitteriag of birds settling
themselves for a long night's rest.
She turned her head away from him,
and as she did so he saw her eyes were
full of tears. Sweetly from the woods
on the eastern bank rang out the clear,
divine note of a nightingale. Silence
long and deep fell between them.
"It has been a happy summer," he
said. The silence was growing op
"Yes." She smiled absently, as
though her thoughts were far away
from the past and its pleasures.
"But, like al pleasant things, it ends
too soo0."
"For you perhaps. But I have still
more mornings to wander In the woods
-more sunsets to watch-more even
ings to sit and dream of.-"
"Of what?"
She did not reply. He cast a swift,
questioning glance at her.
"We may meet next year?" he said
"'Never!" She spoke hurriedly. "I
shall never come here again. I hate
the place. The woods are full cf
shadows, the river sounds at dusk like
a walli.g spirit. I believe the very
fields and lanes are haunted."
She laughed nervously. He leaned
toward her and made her turn her
head in his direction. As she met hise
eyes she saw in their depths a look
which made her heart beat rapidly.
She drew a long breath, half sob, hait
sigh, and looked at him imploringly.
"It you were the Grand Duchess
Fea of Thoruatbhlwh" Iae l4, sPQ a
voice was full of passion, "and I tha
King of Sardonica, what would your
answer be?"
ife's She turned white; her breath came
in sloiw gasps, and she uttered a low
re- cry.
"Hush!" She put out her hand as
oor though to ward off some coming blow.
"You don't know what you are saying.
I am the Grand Duchess V ra. I was
rely tired of state and ceremony," she con
tinued, seeing a look as though of sur
ear prise on his face; "so tired! And
n when they told me about the king, I
said that unless they gave me one
)r, more summer of liberty I would run
away. After i long while they con
sented, and-I came here and met
are you-and never told you who I was.
It was wrong-and I am so sorry
not She held out her hand to him, as
though imploring pardon. He took it
hine in his strong grasp, and bending,
the kissed it very tenderly.
"If you are the grand duchess, then
I am the king." he said.
She thought he would not under
ring stand, he would not believe.
"It is true," she said brokenly, "too
all true! I am the grand duchess, and-
den I wish I were a milkmaid!"
Her little burst of human nature
ght! made him smile involuntarily. Poor
girl! He wondered what a milkmaid
oor would say about being a princess.
There was dead silence for a minute,
and then he began to laugh softly.
She drew her hand away from him in
indignation. He was trifling with her
"When a certain king," he said, and
this time took both her hands firmly
In his, "heard that a certain princess
would not marry him because she did
ut" not love him, he said that rather
ect- would he have for his bride a princess
her who was still a woman than the most
or beautiful grand duchess on the face of
re- the earth. So he left his kingdom and
traveled into another country there to
seek his Lallah Rookh. He found her
she, and fell in love with her. And now I
nan wonder if-"
has But she snatched her hands away
rel- and laid them on his lips.
"If I were the Grand Duchess of
ting Throntheim and you were the King
of Sardonica," and she laughed hap
pily, "oh, my dear, I should say yes!"
om- -Waverley Magazine.
)oat The Battles of Nature.
We read the tablets of long ago
he, which the geologist has deciphered for
utes us, and we find them an endless story
tter of battles. The successful species
who which occupy the great geological hor
>yal izons have come out of great tribula
who tion. The trilobites and some lilies of
the the silurian period, the gigantic club
ries moss and fluted sigillarians of the coal
the age, the enormous ammonites of the
vis- Jurassic and chalk epochs, the mighty
she, elephants and majestic deer forms of
the the tertiary era, are magnates of the
the times and masterpieces of the strug
At gle. They had been redeemed at a
m I great price, even of a thousand spe
cies and tens of thousands of individ
uals, who fell short of the typical fit
like ness and were killed out. These mag
iak- nates, each In its turn, were pioneers
will of progress, like the scouts of a great
mnt army, and were caught in a physiolog
ical ambush.
boat The pedigree of the horse, in the
Teat most recent past, tias been made out,
idly traced shall we say, for 100,000 years
am. before man came on the scene (for
leas- Lord Kelvin has asked the geologist
to hurry up and not be too lavish, with
low. time, or we should have said 2Z0,000
years before man). The fleetness,
she grace, strength of the horse are owing
to his ability to walk on one toe, to
lany which have been correlated the won
tem- derful instincts by which he has be
e to come the partner of man in his indus
ring, tries and struggles. He has been de
ilth rived in almost a strict gradation from
ride the two-toed, three-toed, four-toed and
had five-toed ancestors, which flourished
in the ages which preceded man. My
Ihy riads of ilndividuals, and all the spe
'ros- cles and varieties, died out to make
not room for the one-toed selection, to en
a'le this favorite to occupy the ground,
nent unthwarted by crossing or by recur.
rence to average forms. He was re
the deemed at a great price, and has come
through a great tribulation.-The Con
lrlt. temporary Review.
Found in Dead Letters.
he, The list of articles to be disposed of
his at the sale this year in the Dead Letter
rigor Office at Washington is unusually
large. There are 4015 packages which
k of will be sold for cash to the highest bid
it.A der.
the One hundred and seventy-six of the
ping packages contain jewelry, consisting
ned of gold and silver watches, rings of all
on'l sizes and designs, diamond scarf pin,
rogs fountaln pens, silver and gold pencils,
thle and a large quantity of silver table
am' ware. All these articles at one time
tlng or other during the year were sent
through the mails, and were subse
him, quently undelivered, either owing to
were the illegibility of the address or the
oods removal of the persons to whom they
lear, were sent.
ence There are 176 packages of books,
which include works of every charac
he ter. Some are standard works of fic
op- tion, while there are a few historical
works, a number of classics and a
as dozen copies of the Bible. Among the
way miscellaneous packages handkerchiefs,
hose and other articles of clothing pre
ends dominate.
still Sir Evelyn Wood's Discovery.
oods It will not be Sir Evelyn Wood's
tven- fault if there is any red tape at the
War Office while he is in charge.
When Sir Evelyn was a captain in the
wift, Seventeenth Lancers he devised an im
proved cavalry saddle, and sent it to
said the War Office. The letter and parcel
were politely acknowledged at the
r. "I time, and the matter rested-for near
hate ly twenty years. Then, when Sir Eve
II ct lyn was Quartermaster-General of the
: like forces he came by chanch across a par
very eel addressed in his own handwriting
to the War Office. It was unopened,
anel and on cutting the string he found his
her saddle!--St. James's Gazette.
't his
look Bloodhbounds For Train Robbers. I
$dly. A number of bloodhounds has been
half purchased for a Western railroad in
ily. order to pursue train robbers. They
cheas were bought from the Idaho penltep
Q ab atriy.
I tha
came WOrM Ei
a low
SaThe Open Boa.
blow. A peculiarity of the so-called boa of
ving fancy tulle, frilled chiffon or silky
roses is that the ends do not meet, al
e wa though they are plenty long enough
f sur- for the purpose. The boa lies close to
sAnd the back of the neck, and the ends
nd then fall over the shoulders, leaving
ng the "waistcoat width" of the bodice
d run uncovered. The ends are often fas
d run tened here with small "catch pins," so
c mt they may not come forward and so
was. hide the smart lact front.
sorry Men who Honor Women.
m, ~a Here is a short list of some of the
ook it distinguished men who have advocated
iding, the ballot for women: Abraham Lin
coln, Charles Sumner, William II.
then Seward, Chief Justice Chase, Henry
W. Longfellow, John J. Whittier, Wen
under- dell Phillips, John Stuart Mills, Phil
lips Brooks, Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Stoo John Quincy Adams, Hon. George W.
and-- Julian, Joseph Cook, James Freeman
Clarke, Charles Kingsley, Thomas
iature Wentworth Higginson, Rev. David
Poor Gregg, George W. Cable, George Will
6 kmaid lam Curtis, Bishop Bowman, Henry
, Ward Beecher, Charles F. Twing,
inute, Bishop Hurst, Bishop Simpson, Bishop
ioftly. Gilbert Haven, George F. Hoar, Rev.
tim in Minot Savage, Rev. John Pierpont,
:h her William Lloyd Garrison, Theodore
Parker and James A. Garfield.
1, and
firmly A Daughter of the Revolution.
Incess News has been received of the death
ie did of Miss Anne Mercer Slaughter at
-ather Mitchells, Culpeper County, Virginia,
incess in the ninety-first year of her age.
most Miss Slaughter enjoyed a distinction
ice of exceedingly rare at the end of the nine
n and teenth century. She was a daughter
ere to of the Revolution in the true sense of
id her the term, her father, Captain Philip
now I Slaughter, having been in the service
in the Revolutionary army. She was
away the last of his nineteen children. The
last years of her life were spent in to
ýss of tal blindness, and some years ago one
King of her prayers was that she could re
hap- gain her sight and that she could see
yes!" Mr. Cleveland, of whom she was a
great admirer, reinaugurated Presi
dent. He was inaugurated, but she
did not see the ceremony. She was
ago presented to him at the White House
ed for later, however, and delighted to tell of
story her courteous reception there and of
pecies the subsequent friendship of his
L hor- charming wife. Another incident of
ibula- her earlier life was a ball given in
ies of honor of the Marquis de Lafayette by
club- President and Mrs. Madison, which
e coal she attended. Captain Slaughter
)f the owned the only ruffled shirt and the
eighty only pair of black silk stockings in his
ms of mess at Valley Forge. Whenever one
of the of the mess went to a dinner he tempo
strug. rarily fell heir to the shirt and the
at a stockings.-Chicago Times-Herald.
I spe
idivid- For Mid-Winter Street Wear.
'al fit- Corduroy was never worn more than
mag- it is this winter. Tan, gray, blue and
oneers purple are the favorite shades. A very
great pretty costume seen the other day was
slolog- a mouse-gray corduroy of a very wide
stripe, the bodice in the form of a
in the blouse, fastening on one side with
Le out, three smoked-pearl buttons surrounded
years 'with simili diamonds, with a little
(for square pocket on the left side. The
tlogist skirt, perfectly flat round the hips,
, with was ingeniously arranged in small
!50,000 gathers at equal distances at the hip
etness, line, giving just the requisite fulness
owing to the gown. The hat was one of those
toe, to new Hading shapes in gray and white
won- speckled feathers with a large chou of
as be- pale blue velvet attached with a jew
indus- eled pin on one side of the flat crown.
en de- Belge cloth strapped with the same
n from material, but not stitched, is a new de
ed and vice. It has much the appearance of
rished tucks, but there is a something-what
My- the French call a "nothing"-in the
e spe- raw-edged cloth that is altogether dif
make ferent when you look at the effect of
to en- the gown at a distance. The trim bo
round, lero-bodice reaches the waist and is re
recur. Ileved by pure velvet Insertions pro
ras re- fusely stitched in squares across the
s come shoulders. Hats with a small, some
Le Con- what pointed crown in soft plumage
encircled with three or more plumes
collees, which can be inelegantly trans
lated as stuck feathers, forming the
Ised of sole trimming, look well with these
Letter suits.-New York Commercial Adver
isually tiser.
ast bid- Irs. Iseln, Yaehtswoman.
An American woman who will watch
of the the coming yacht races with most ar.
sisting dent enthusiasm is Mrs. C. Oliver Ise
Sof all in, the wife of the managing owner of
f pain the Columbia, the yacht that defeated
ancils, Sir Thomas Lipton's Shamrock in the
table- races of 1899.
e time Mrs. Iselin is not only one of the ad
e sent mired society beauties of New York
subse- City, but a most enthusiastic yachtsr
ing to woman. She sailed on the winning
or the yacht in the races that last won the
nthey cup, and her presence on the yacht
added greatly to the enthusiasm of the
books, crew. Dressed in a gown of dark blue,
:harac- with white trimmings, and with a sail
of flc- or hat, she sat in the companionway
torical of the yacht, where she could see
and a everything, hear every order and
ng the watch the shifting fortunes of each
chiefs, race, and yet not be in the way of the
ng pre- sailors or where the great swinging
boom could strike her.
She may not take a personal part in
'* the next races, but there will be no
Wood's more keenly interested spectator. Her
at the home is on the shore of Long Island
charge. Sound, not far from New York City,
in the and from her windows she can see the
n m1- saill-dotted \ aves of that paradise of
it it to yachtsmen.
parcel She watched every detail of the con
at the struction of the Columbia from start
r near- to finish; she knew how every plank
ir Eve- was laid and what were the exact use
of the and proper position of every bit of can
sa par- vas. Then, when the yacht was
writing launched, it was she who christened
pened, it. She understands the practical sail
and his ng of a yacht as well as its construc
tion. She was married to Mr. Iselln
in 1894, and before her marriage was
S Miss Hope Goddard--Leslle's Weekly.
Ls been
oad sinsaid abare s.
They Hats continue to be the subject of
iltep- much comment, for the shapes are
Bsut occss0C, tba coiwiapq~pwt bi'
zarre, and the trimmings most extraor
ES' dinary. There does not seem to be any
really settled reason why any one
style of hat should be popular, for
there are so many different shapes,
each one of which is in fashion, that
it is merely a question of choosing the
boa of most becoming. The three-cornered o
silky hat has not been as smart as antici- ti
eet, al- pated. When it is becoming it is very a
mnough becoming, and is made in the most d
lose to beautiful materials-velvet, soft silk, t1
e ends tulle and fur. It is best when made in a
eaving the last material, for the lines are apt p
bodice to be a little hard, and fur hats are in- n
ýn fas- variably becoming. The flat-crowned a
ns," so hat with the broad projecting brim is a e
and so very popular shape, the brim higher a
than the crown, faced with ostrich
feathers or soft shirred velvet; there
is no trimming on the crown, which
of the itself is a mass of trimming, being 1:
'ocated made of folds of silk or chiffon or v
n Lin- tulle, or of all three combined. Just b
m II. at the back of this hat is a large bow d
Henry of black velvet which extends down t
,Wen- on to the hair. Then there are the pie- t
Phil- ture-hats and the low English walking d
aerson, hat shape with a brim that extends I
rge W. over the face, turning up at the side, c
"eeman but is hidden at the sides by two long r
'homas ostrich feathers, which form the entire f
David trimming. These feathers are of the t
a Will- same color as the hat, except when the t
Henry hat is brown, when the natural-colored 1
Twing, ostrich feather is used. There is a I
Bishop small toque that is also very fashion- e
r, Rev, able. It has a crown of tulle, a folded I
erpont, brim of velvet, and an ostrich feather t
Leodore pompon in front with an aigrette. This
is one of the simplest hats of the sea
son, but a very good one.-Harper's
n. Bazar.
death -I
ter at lI
e nine
ughter Mine. Sarah Bernhardt's bed in her
mse of Paris home cost her before it was
Philip finished the sum of $2000.
service Little Grand Duchess Olga of Rus
ic was sla is the richest baby in the world.
The week she was born $5,000,000 was
in to- invested for her.
.go one
uld re- Mrs. Ada Barcelonx, of Denver, Cal.,
aid see breaks and trains wild horses. In her
was a early teens she won a prize for being
Press- the best girl rider in the State of Call
ýut she fornia.
ie was The Countess of Westmoreland, a
House sister of Lady Warwick, is more do
tell of mestic than titled women in general,
and of and is noted for her success in horti
of his culture.
lent of Bishop Potter says thitt there should
ven in be an organization of servant girls for
ette by the purpose of Informing themselves
which as to the character of the people by
tughter whom they are employed.
Lnd the Mrs. Pauline Auberle, widow of Au
a in his gust Auberle, who died in McKeesport,
rer one Penn., the other day, left an estate
tempo- valued at over a quarter of a million
.nd the dollars for charitable and religious
aid. purposes.
Mrs. William F. Sekard and her hus
' band, of Urbana, Ill., have given a
re than deed for their 600-acre farm for the
lue and founding of an institution to be de- I
A very voted to the education of colored peo
'ay was ple in the South.
.y wide The Duchess Mary, widow of the
n of a late Duke Alfred of Saxe-Coburg and I
e with Gotha, has presented his celebrated
'ounded collection of glass and ceramic ware,
a little which is valued at half a million of
D. The marks, to the "Veste Coburg," near
*e hips, Coburg.
small An effort is being made in the United
the hip- States to raise funds to erect a college
fulness for women in Madrid, Spain. Mrs..
f those Alice Gordon Gulick, of Auburndale,
d white Mass., who twenty years ago founded
chow of a school for girls in Northern Spain, is
a jew- at the head of the movement.
e same The Queen of Sweden is greatly be
new de- loved by her subjects for her gracious
ance of manner and her charity, and is said to
K-what frequently visit the poorer districts of
-In the Stockholm on errands of mercy and
her dif- comfort She also takes a deep inter
ifect of est in the work of the Salvation Army.
rim bo- In the German empire blondes nam
bd is re- ber 31.8 per cent., brunettes 14 per
ns pro- cent. and mixed types 54.2 per cent.
oss the In some districts the preponderance of
L, some- the blonde element is much more
)lumage marked-especially in part of the
plumes Grand Duchy of Oldenburg, where
y trans- there are only i. per cent. of pure bru
ing the nettes.
h these One of the Liverpool clergy of the
Adver- Established Church of England is try
ing to employ church women as regn
lar supplementary curates, and he sug
gests that much organizing work of
I1watch the parish might better be done by
nost ar- women than by clergymen. He de
ver Ise- clares that he can get three women to
wner of work for the price of one curate and
lefeated to do three times the work.
Sin the Mine. Alma Keldseth, widow of a
journalist, for a wager recently trav
the ad- eled from Christiania to Paris on foot
w York and started without either money or
yacht' food. On the way she crossed 8we
winning den, Denmark, Germany and part of
won the France. She walked twelve hours a
e yacht day, and at night would call at a farm
n of the and offer to work for her board and
Irk blue, lodging. Directly she had earned a
h a sail- little money she started again, and in
alonway turn she mended clothes, did washing
uld see and acted as governess.
er and
of each Wanted Mowere Buttes,
y of the An impatient man created a mild
winging sensation in a Broadway lunchroom
recently. He wasn't a polite man.
I part in He hadn't been well brought up. His
ii be no mother had never taught him not to
or. Her pass his plate a third time. He had
g Island a violent disposition, too. Besides
rk City, that, he swore.
I see the lIe had received a generous allow
adise of ance of butter with his order and had
asked for more. The second helping
the con- consisted of three pieces of regulation
)m start size. These were quickly devoured,
y plank and he came back for more. This
xact use time the waiter dissented.
t of can- "Won't you do it?" he exclaimed.
ht was "No," said the waiter.
ristened The impatient man leaped from his
ical sal chair, hurled his clean napkin Into a
onstruc- plate of Boston beans with a great
r. Iselln oath. Then he rushed from the ee
age was taurant, leaving his check for twenty
Weekly. cents beside his plate. The waiter
picked the stained napkin from the
plate of beans and cleared away the
ibject of vacant place. At last aceounta the
ipes are man had not come back to pay his
pgst bi'bLNi York~ Ijt RUG5 3zQpnu.
ror a
lat Who Should Keep Bees.
the Any person who is fond of the study
,ed of nature, particularly of the habits of i
ci- the honey bee, can succeed, while those
ry who still cling to the brimstone and 9
Dot dishpan notion, and who shun the lit-.
Ilk, tle pets because they sting should
in avoid this pursuit. A careless and lazy
ipt person is sure to fail. The require
in- ments are tact, patience, watchfulness
fed and good judgment, and a desire to
sa emulate the busy humming marauder
her and improve each shining hour. -
Ich o _ _
are It Pays to Be Kinds
Ich A Texas farm paper says: "Recent- (
Ing ly a dairyman concluded to test the c
or value of noise and confusion among t
nat his cows. He took a hired man and a c
ow dog and entered the cow lot and began
wn to raise a great commotion that scared c
)ic- the cows, but none were bitten by the g
Ing dog or struck with the sticks the two I
ids men carried. Then the dog was turned a
de, out, the sticks laid away and the cows c
ng milked. The result was a distinct I
mire falling off in the quantity of milk, but
the the full significance of the affair was
the brought out by the Babcock test,
red which showed a falling off of forty
a per cent. of butter fat. The test was
on- entirely satisfactory, and there was
led no more confusion in that cow lot with
her the owner's sanction."
ea- Ventilating a Stack.
r's Many farm products are stacken mn
the field to dry out before they are
taken into the barn or other build
ings. If three stakes are driven into
uld the ground and a V-shaped, inverted
trough is placed, as shown in the cut,
yes and the stack built about the stakes,
by the air will have access to the interior
of the stack, whence it will pass out at
Au- the top, if stakes sufficiently long have
ort, been used. The stakes also serve a
ate useful purpose in giving stability to
lion the stack when being built, and in
ous holding it up against the effect of
winds thereafter.-New York Tribune.
i a Succulent Food For Swine.
the The value of succulent food for
de- swine cannot be said to have been
eo- generally appreciated among farmers.
It is possible in many instances, that
the the results in gain have not been as
and satisfactory as was expected, and in
Lted other cases the feeder may have ar
are, gued that roots or pumpkins are too
of watery for swine, especially during the
sear fattening process. Pumpkins have
been more generally fed than any
ited other succulent food. They are re
lege garded as good for that purpose, but
trs.. just how good nobody can say with
ale, any degree of accuracy, for, so far as
Ided we know, there has been but one ex
, is periment reported. In that case the
pumpkins were cooked and fed with
be shorts, and the cost of every 100
ious pounds of gain was $200. But Inde
l to pendent of the value of roots or pump
a of kins as a direct maker of meat they
are exceedingly valuable in the direc
ter- tion of keeping the digestive organs In
proper condition. It is a severe test
of the vigor of the animal system to
um- put swine upon an exclusive diet of
per dry grain for months. Carrots, sugar
ent' beets and mangles are worth far more
e of than they would seem to be as food,
ore because of their power to correct the
the evil effects of dry feeding. Whatever
here may be said for or against the advisa
brn- bility of cooking grain for swine it is
proper to say in this connection that
the there is no doubt whatever that cook
try- ing largely increases the value of veg
egn- etables.-Agricultural Epitomist.
Sof lsing Calves.
by It is something of a task for even one
d- who has had considerable experience
n to to select a calf that will make a good
and dairy cow. We should be shy of one
that was not from good milking stock
f a on the part of its mother and both its
ray- grandmothers, but if its pedigree was
foot as long as a page in the herd book, and
v or it did not suit us in showing what we
Iwe- call the marks of a good dairy cow in
t of well formed udder and teats, and its
rs a general form, we should be quite as
arm unwillling to raise it. But many a
and good calf is spoiled by the feeding and
d a care afterward. These are the two
d in extremes to be avoided, if feeding so
hing as to favor the increase of fat, or so
deficient a food in amount or quality
as to check its growth. Good early
cut hay and a little bran or oats every
mild day during the winter is the best treat
om ment, and a few roots or a little ensil
an. age are the cheapest feeds because
Sthey produce the best results. Then
at toa warm and comfortable stable, and
ad no exposure to cold storms, or even to
ides cold winds, and never allowing 1i: to bh
tyrannized over by older animals. with
low- little petting every day, may make
had good heifer if the calf is right in the
ping fall.--American Cultivator.
ared, Neverr Close Their Eyes.
This The sleeping of fishes, if they may
properly be said to have esuch a habit,
d. Is as yet a pulite. It is altogether
probable that they do sleep, though
Shis they never cloSe thteir eyes, simply for
to a the reason that they have no eyelids.
reat Pro.baly litany fithe slumber wlil
r swlimming in the water, reducing the
'enty exercise of their nus to an automatio
alter minimum. But it would be a mlistake
the to appolse that a fish does ;t sleeping
the at night sacernarily. On the cor
Sthe rary, r.mny tpcis are nocturnal Ip
his hahit. lL fec.! i-s t1- * aht etai-A.*
For ixty-seven Vears It Hung Over the
Oldest Market in Havana.
S Alderman H. J. Zayas, of Helena,
Mont, was recently the recipient at
the hands of Cuban friends, in recog
nition of his services in behalf of that
island, of a large number of relics, one
0 of which, a Spanish coat-of-arms, pos- I
sesses a very interesting history. This ke]
d coat-of-arms hung for sixty-seven wa
d years over the oldest market in Hav- shi
Y ana, known as the Plaza Vieja. It
c- was secured through the courtesy of da
Mayor Perfecto Lacoste, Alfredo Zay
0 as and Onofre Gomes, the latter two
r councilmen.
On March 27, 1895, at the beginning I
of the last revolution, it was taken of
down and thrown into the street by a int
t" Cuban named Jose Gonzalez. He was the
0 captured after a hard chase and shot Iiq
.g the next morning, at Cabanas, for the tw
a crime of Insulting the Spanish crown. It,
n Seventeen years previous a Spanish or
d colonel was detailed by the captain an
re general to inspect all the Spanish
,o property within the city limits. On
d entering the Plaza Vieja the colonel
rs observed that the crown was entan- de
rt gled in cobwebs and ordered the porter O
it of the market to clean it. A ladder of
is was immediately secured, while the lel
it, colonel stood under watching that the of
ty work should be thoroughly done, and ro
i while so directing the copper wire ef
is parted which held the crown in posi- te
th tion and struck Colonel Ramon Peres h
Novas over the temple, breaking his cc
skull and killing him Instantly. The sli
porter was sent to the carcel (Jail) and pi
In died there about a year ago.
d- A Haunted House.
to Two well-known English persons,
- Mr. and Lady Margaret Watney, in
tend to spend the winter at Littlecote, gl
near Hungerford, -where they have re- W
cently arrived from Tressady, their a
place in Sutherlandshire. Mr. Watney
has taken Littlecote on a long lease,
and has already done a great deal to
the house and grounds, whc!h were
very much neglected. Littlecote has
belonged for many years to the Ley
bourne-Popham family, and was for
merly the property of the Darrells. It e
stands in a very low and melancholy to
situation, and the rather gloomy as
pect of the interior, with the hall hung to
with coats of mail and helmets, and
rows of grim portraits on the walls of
the narrow gallery, seems quite in ac
cord with its reputation of a haunted a
house. The story is an extremely e
gruesome one. It is said that a cer
tain Darrell, in a moment of fury, p
- flung his newly born son on a fire in
ed what is called the blue bedroom. The
t, nurse in attendance, who had been
's' brought there from a distance blind- ii
or folded, managed to cut out a scrap of
at the bed curtain, and by counting the v
ve number of stairs was enabled to iden- 0
a tify the house. She denounced the in- a
to fanticide, who was tried and con- b
in demned to death, but tradition says a
of that he escaped by making a present a
e. of Littlecote to Judge Popham, who a
lived in the reign of Queen Elizabeth.
The shrieks of the baby and its moth- p
or er are said to be still heard in the y
enroom in which the tragedy occurred.- e
es. New York Commercial Advertiser. t
He Helped Himeelfr.
Ir_ An amusing scene took place at the a
oo exhibition a few days before the clos- I
he ing. In the educational department U
there are some very fine embroideries 11
shown, the work of the pupils of fa- 1
e-mous schools, and among others a
ut white satin dress wonderfully em
th broidered with pearls. This dress is 1
as exhibited on a wax figure, and is much ,
admired. A crowd of strangers were C
he looking at the intracacies of the pat- I
th tern when a workman quietly dis
0 robed the figure, wrapped up the gown
le- in a table cloth lying conveniently
p near, and walked away with it. No
ey body seemed astonished, until the
e guardian of this particular section
In came round and discovered the theft,
lst and then there was a hue and cry af
to ter the workman that the crowd Joined
of in heartily. He was stopped at a side
ir entrance, and calmly explained that he
re was taking home the beautiful dres I
, as a present to his wife. It is be
lhe lieved that the poor fellow is mad.
rer New York Commercial Advertiser. I
is Old-Time Admission to the Bar.
mt "When I was admitted to the bar
ik- down in Virginia," remarked Colonel
eg- Charles Marshall, "the requirements
of examination were not as rigid as
young lawyers must meet now. The
ambitious young man who desired to
me practice in the courts then had to be
Ice examined and have his certificate
iod signed by three Judges. Sometimes it
me was difcult to reach them. I went to
ck a town where one Judge was holding
its court, and was duly examined by him.
ras The second Judge was content to let
ind it go at that, and also signed my er
we tificate. Then I went after the third
in Judge, and found him on the road near
its his home. I stated that I had already
as been before two Judges. He asked
a me only two questions. Ode was
Lnd whether I liked steel or quill pens best,
wo and the other whether I would go
so home with him to dinner. I answered
so the first question to hil satisfaction
ily and the second to mine."-Baltimore
ry Sun.
at Critletism of Manners of the Day,
i An Englishwoman, wio has recently
use come to this country on a lecturing
Len tour, says: "I consider that one of the
tnd chief characteristics of the nineteenth
I to century is the 'lack of manners.' This
l is due, no doubt, to the reaction from
*ith the somewhat stilted affectation of the
5te ceremonious manners of the eigh
iJO teenth century. Like most reactions
there is some good in it, though it Is
somewhat overdone. It sla too preva
nay lent to adopt a nonchalant, indiffterent
bit, manner, which is meant to seem frank
her and easy, but which would certainly
agh have been condemned fifty years ago
for as simple, blundering rudeness. This
1s. fear of seeming artificial and striving
ill to be natural has come to such a pitch
the that the result is as unnatural as the
e without the elegance andgrace."-New
ing York Tribune.
I Ip Ten years ago It cowt 185 per aespita
-.t to go from Central Russia to Tomsk,
ruBbgl; today the 4tte s ly pA
.a. RS
ne To Keep Ivory White.
- Ivory, it is said, can be made and
ila kept white by washing it in soap and
en water and laying it while wet in sun
L- shine. This should be repeated if i
there are discolorings, for several
days. Ivory carvings should be
sy' acrubbed with a brush.
To Waterproof Cloth.
ng Take of powdered alum and sugar
:en of lead each half an ounce. Stir them
ra into a gallon of rain water, and when
ran the mixture is clear pour off the upper *
lot liquid. Immerse the cloth in this for *
the twenty-four hours, then dry and press "
. it. The cloth will be uninjured in col- "
ish or or texture, and will stand any "
Oin amount of rain. *
On Simplicity In House Decorations. 5
n l Artistic decorators are beginning to
a. decry the fashion of having so many
ter different color schemes in the rooms
der of one house. They say that the ka
the leidoscopic effect of the glare of colors
the of a blue, a yellow, red, green and pine
tld room is wearying, and that different
rire effects in the one tone are much bet
osl. ter, particularly in the smaller city
!rev homes where the rooms are, so closely
bls connected. One authority suggests a
the single color of each room, treated ap
and propriately in the several rooms.
How Glyeerlae Should Be Used.
Since so many people use pure gly
cerine on the skin a word of caution
In- seems necessary. If you apply a little
nte, glycerine to the tip of the tongue you
will find that, although it has a pleas
er ant, sweet taste, the first sensation
ney that is felt is one of pain and burning.
ise, This is caused by the fact that glycer
Sto ne has a strong affinity for water, and
that it absorbs all the moisture from
has the surface which it touches, thus
drying up and parching the nerves.
Ignorant of this fact nurses and moth
It er have applied pure glycerine to the
oly chafed skin of infants, producing of
as- ten great pain. The glycerine ought
to have been first mixed with an equal
ang bulk of water. This being done, it
, may be applied to the most tender sur
faces without producing Injury, and,
as it does not dry up, it virtually
rely maintans the part in a constantly
ely thoist condition, excluding the air and
promoting the healing process.-Amer
in lean Cultivator. _
The Costs as Deeoratlons.
een Casts should never be draped with
Ind- silk. Silk may be hung as a back
Sof ground, and when this is done a great
the value is often lent. But the fashion
len- of draping bits of modern silk about a
in- cast is always bad. The two do not
eon- belong together, and when so placed
iays merely indicate that one is striving for
sent an effect without knowledge of how it
who should be attained.
eth. The toning of the casts Is a simple
oth- process. The vendor will do it for
the you, or you may apply yourself (with
d.- either a brush or a cloth) a prepara
tion made of dissolving paraffine In
turpentine. I should think an old par
afine candle dissolved in turpentine
the would do. Mix with this a little ochre
los- if you want a yellow, a little burnt
lent umber if you want a darker tone. But
'ries if you want to make your cast look
fa- like ivory mix beeswax with turpen
Sa tine until It becomes thin enough to
em- be applied with a camel's-hair brush.
a is With this mix a little burnt-umber.
inch Then take an old soft silk handker
vere chief and polish the cast until it looks
pat. like Ivory.-Harper's Bazar.
thoe REC1PES S
af- Scalloped Egg Plant-Boll the egg
Ined plant until tender, drain, remove the
side skin, mash fine and mix with an equal
Lt he quantity of fine bread crumbs. Put it
iress Into a buttered baking dish, season
be- with pepper, salt and bits of butter,
id.- cover with crumbs and bake until
Cafe Mousse --Pat one cupful of
strong coffee into a double cooker, add
ba the beaten yolks of three eggs and
lonel cook until smooth and thick. Remove
ents from the fire, cool, add one cupful of
f as sugar and one pint of whipped cream.
The Put into a mould, cover tightly, pack
d to in ice and let stand for eight hours.
obe Do not stir when freezing.
Icate Golden-Ball Fritters--Sift one-half
e it cupful of flour into one-half cunpfuol of
it to milk and three level tablespoonfuls of
Iding butter scalding hot. Utir until the
him mixture leaves the side of the pan.
a let Add a grating of lemon. Remove from
er fire and beat in two eggs, one at a
third time. Shape with two spoons and fry
new in deep fat. Serve hot, rolled in pow
eady dered sugar or with any preferred
sed ruit Istrup.
Almond Custard-One pint of new
milk, one cupful of pulverized sugar,
the beaten yolks of four eggs, one
ction quarter of a pound of almonds,
blanched and pounded, and two tea
spoonfals of rose water. Cook in a
double boiler, stirring constantly until
it is of the consistency of cream.
'' then pour Into a dish. Beat the whites
ently of the eggs until very stir, add four
aing tablespoonfuls of pulverized sugar and
Sthe place on top of the cream.
i Veal 8tew-Dredge three pounds of
This the neck of veal with flOur, and bake
f tor forty minutes, tthen put the veal in
a stewpan, with new potatoes, onions,
eihon young carrots, savory herbs, pepper
i and salt; pour over suflcient bollng
t is water to cover, and stew gently for
eva- two hours. Remove the meat and
erent herbs to a deep dish, skim all the fat
fnk from the liquor and flavor with two
tainly tablesp'onfuol of mushroom catsap,
Sago one of semon Juloe and two of tomato
This atmap. Have ready a pint of green
riving peas boiled separately; add to the
pitch meat, pour over the gravy and serve,
a the Garnlsh with forcemeat balls.
-New Wino Ohasee lor W Mrobes.
The bg experts are knocking on the
popular charity stuant known as the
pt4 "rumm w sale." They find that the
omi garret Uwice-bfre is ttil 9O D1C9e96s.
p. "-Pm's'r tasews .- -~
State Governamlt of Loolsiaaa
Governor-W W W. H asrd,
Lieutenant-Governor-Albert Bato.
Secretary of State-John Mifohl.
Superintendent of Edunoatlo--Joeh
V. Calhoun.
and Auditor-W. S. Frazee.
and Treasurer-Ledoux E. Smith.
, Don Cafferey and S. D. Meoaery.
be 1 Distriot--E. C. Davey.
2 istrlct--Adolph Meyer.
8 District--1. F. Broussara.
4 Distriot-P. Braseale.
gar Distriot---J. E. IansdJiL
hem 6 Distriot-S. M. Robinson.
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