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The Banner-Democrat. (Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, La.) 1892-current, December 07, 1901, Image 3

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Raleigh, N. CO.-Josiah Tarner, the
most noted historio ohareoter in
North Carolina, died in Hillsbsro
Saturday, aged 80. He was the editor
of the Raleigh Sentinel during recon
struotion. In 1870 he was jailed as a
Ku Klux. He was a member of the
Confederate congress, was eleoted to
the United States congress after the
war, but was refused his seat.
In 1880 he was expelled from the
state legislature for disorderly ooa
Areas pt tatee.
It appears from the geographical
lurveys accepted as a basis of the re
cent federal census that Texas is the
largest state in the country. In the
New England group the largest of the
states is Maine: with nearly 80,000
square miles of land surface; none of
the other New England states has as
f much as 10,000. Two states which are
most nearly alike in area are New
York and North Carolina. Two others
which correspond very nearly are
Iowa and Illinois. Arkansas and Ala
bama are of almost the same size and
Ohio and Virginia differ by only a few
square miles. The land area of each
is about 40.000 square miles.
Cares Rheumatlsm or Catarrh--Emedy
geat Wree.
Botanic Blood Balm (B. B. B.) kisl or de
stroys the poison In the blood which causes
the awful aches Bone Pains, swllen mns
ale. and joints of Rheumatism, or the foul
breath, Hawking, 8pitting Droppings in the
Throat Bad Hearin , speit lying before the
eyes. all played out feeig of Catarrh. Bot
anic Blood Balm has cured hundreds of cases
of 80 to 40 years' standing after deotors, hot
springs ad patent medicines had all failed.
t is epecially advised for chronic, deep
seated ases. seliefI felt from the first few
doses. Impossible for any one to safer the
agonies or symptoms of Rheumatism o (Ca
tarrh while taking Botanic Blood Balm.
It makes the blood pure and rich, thereby
giving a healthy blood supply. Cures are
pemanent and not a pathin up. Dra
stores, $1 per large bottle. Sample of me
cine sent free and prepaid, also spooial med
fial advice by describing your trouble and
writing Blood Balm Co., 1s Mitchell Street,
Atlanta, Ga.
The favorite recreation of President
Eliot, of Harvard during his vacation
is sailing, and in this he Indulges near
ly every day, being a first-rate sailor
and handling a boat with no little skill.
Best For thoe )ewels.
No matter what ails you, eadehe to a
eancer, you will never get well atilM your
bowels are put right. Cascansts hkp nature,
care you without a gripe or pain, produce
easy natural movements, cost you just 11
cents to start getting your health baok. Cas
cazars Candy Cathartic, the genuine, pt up
in metal boxes every tablet has . .U.
stamped on it. Beware of imitations.
The boarding house bore bores the
FITfipermanen ly cured. No fiteornervous
ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer. $2 trial bottle and tratise free
Dr. R. H. Knasz, Ltd., 951 Arch St., Phila. Ps.
Marriage may be a failure without bank
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, soften the gums, reduess inflamr -
tion,allays pain, cares wind oolle. Ic a bottle
I he Texas & Pacific Railway is 85 mileE
sho test line between Shreveport and Dallas
and the West.
Doctors' bills often make a man wish
he were dead.
I amure Piso's Cure for Consumption saved
my life three years ago.-Ma-. Taoas Roa
als, Maple St., Norwich, N.Y., Feb. 17, 1300.
The electric light pole stands in its own
Care of the <.npApexton.
Many persons with delicate skin suffer
rmtly in winter from chapping. Freqent
the trouble arises from the se of impure
sasps and heap salves. The face and hands
should be wuhed nly in elear, hot water
with Ivory Soap. A Ittile mattoi-tallow or
almond oil may be med afteg the bath to
soften the skin. ELms B. Pass,.
Every British parish with a popua
tion of 300 or over is compelled law
to erect a parish council.
A fellow is not a lobster just because he
suffers from boils.
All goods are alike to PurrwmJ Pnnass.e
Dr ass they color all fibers at one boiling.
Bold by all drugglists.
Graves average five feet deep in g
land five feet six inches in France and
six feet ten inches in Russia.
Gold pens were first made in 1840.
Their sale to-day is 1500,000 a year.
How's Tht s?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Beward for
any case of O·atarrh that annot be cared by
Halls Catarrh Oure.
F. J. Canny A Co., Props., Tolede, O.
We, the undersigned, have Lnown F.. J. h
ney for the last 18 years, and believe hfim
feetly honorable in all business tmr actios
and fLnanoially able to carry oat any obliga
tion made by their firm.
WuT & T"hex, Wholesale Drggistm, Toledo,
WLDxaso, KnmoA & MavmI, Whoed l
Druggists,. Toledo, Ohio.
Hall's Catnrrh Cure is taken internally, aot
ing directly upon the blood and muowos mr
faces of the system. Price 76c. p bottle.
Sold by adl Drggists. Teatimonl trm.
Ball's Family Plu are the best.
French steamers now make the trip
from Msrseilles to Sydney in thirty-four
days. A century ago it took seven months.
Bad Coughs
"I had a bad rclah for six
weekss and could fad no reef
yntil I tried Ayer'e Cherry Peces
rat. Only onefourth of the btle
cured me.
L Hawn, Newluaton, Ont.
Neglected colds always
lead to something serious.
They run into chronic
bronchitis, pneumonia,
asthma, or consumption.
Don't wait, but take
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
Just as soon as yourcough
begins. A few doses will
cure you then.
heseshes, aa., . St. m s.
Osse It y am jes It, if b sese3 s .m
etekete theery.I  L eett t t ee,
dlar0 ttwitkim. we ao w
Liver Pills
That's what you need; some
thing to cure your bilious
ness and give you a good
diestlon. A ers Pills are
liver pills. he cure con
stipation rand iliousness.
Geny laxative, a =.
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- Troubles Whis Are Imaginary, but the
a a. D. Does Not Tell the Pationt What
g He Thinke. but Corries Out a Plee" of
Deceptila to Satlisfy Hi Cuetoemr.
se Yes, I have had some strange pa
tients in my time, as, indeed, every
doctor of any experience must have
had, said a medical man; and I have
performed some wonderful feats of
curing by methods which would not be
recorded in the Lancet.
I Of course, among a doctor's clients
are many whose ailments exist only in
e their imagination, and not a few of
e them are positive cranks.
e only a month ago a man called to
o see me in a state of gi fat distress. He
assured me that he had got a "frog in
inside." He had swallowed it in a con
B dition of infancy in a glass of impure
r water some months earlier, and it had
grown to an enormus size. He was
sure that it would be the death of him
If he could not get rid of it.
In rain I pointed otit that thie frog
existed only in his own fancy; he
grew furious at the suggestion, and
said that I was as ircompetent and
urrympathetic as all the other doc
tors he had consulted.
At last, to get rid of the man, I
s said, "Very well, you may be right
Safter all. At any rate, come here
again at this time tomorrow and we
s will see what can be done."
He came at the appointed time, and
I told him that an operation would
be necessary, to which he gladly con
sented. I made him lie down on a
couch, administered chloroform, and
when he recovered consciousness was
able to show him a very large and
frisky frog as the result of the opera
tion. His delight was unbounded, and
he went away blessing me for saving
his life. Of course, he had no suspi
cion that the trog had been specially
imported for his benefit
t Another of my patients has to thank
a me for his preserved eyesight-at least
- he is kind enough to say. He informed
r me that a tin tack which he had been
hammering had sprung up and lodged
in his right eye, causing him infinite
pain-and certainly the man's eye
r from constant rubbing, was in a state
of great inflammation.
I examined the eye carefully, but
could find no trace of any foreign sub
stance in it; and, as for the being a
tin tack "buried in it," the idea was
preposterous. However, as I saw the
man was convinced the tack was there
and was making himself ill with anx
i. ety about it, I suggested a small op
it eration. A few minutes' preparation
was all that was necessary. Fortu
nately one of my boys had a magnet.
k which I discovered and attaching this
to a battery I held it in proximity tb
a the man's eye.
* Within a few seconds my efforts
E were rewarueu, for I was able to show
my patient a very vicious looking tin
tack (which I had taken from the
b drawing room carpet), and had the
satisfaction of sending him away hap
d py, to advertise my "skill" among his
. friends.
. One good lady, who is a small and
v constant annuity to me, vows that I
am the "cleverest doctor in town,"
and has sent me crowds of patients.
Ir She is one of those people who are al
ways imagining they have some new
i ailment; indeed, I think by this time
it she must almost have exhausted all
'r the ills that flesh is heir to, and will
have to begin again.
. Of course there is nothing whatev
er the matter with her, except indo
lence, which is the mother of all kinds
of disorders, real and fanciful. For
tunately for every ailment I am able
to provide a specific, which never fails
a to cure her within a few weeks. The
Scurious thing is, that, with a slight
variation in coloring and flavor, the
medicines are always the same, and
contain nothing more potent than a
little sugar, with a tablespoonful or
wine or spirit
Some people would say that it is
wrong to deceive a patient in this
r way; but I cannot see it Such women
are never happy unless they are "un
der the doctor's hands." and if one
man won't doctor them another will.
My medicines certainly do them good,
if only in imagination, and in this
particular case do not cost my patient
Sa tenth part of the money she spends
Son her pet dogs.
You did n6t know that it is possible
Sto turn a man's head completely round
without killing the patient, did you?
Well, it is, for I've done it, and ought
to know.
About a year ago a man called to
ask me if I could do anything for
him. He told me that by some means,
which he could not explain, his head
had got twisted completely round, so
that the back of his head was in front
and his face behind. This was a se
rious state of things, though I admit
the man's appearance seemed to me
quite normal. However, I was equal
even to this emergency, and invited
the man to call again at an appointed
time, prepared to undergo the opera
By an arrangement of mirrors the
man was only able to see the back
of his head, a fact which, of course,
confirmed him in his hallucination.
The lights were then turned out, and
in the darkness I gave my patient a
series of electric shocks from a power
futal battery, during which my assistant
gave his head a series of violent
twists and wrenches until the poor
man begged us to desist
With a final shock and twist the
lights were rellt, and to my patient's
delight he saw hi face in the very
mirror where only a few minutes ear
lier he had seen only the back of his
head. The cure was complete and the
patient is firmly convinced that during
that awful period of twists, head
shocks (and juggling with mirrors)
his head was actually twisted into its
proper position agzin.-Tit-Bits.
The Mert atehorn of Englaad.
Once or twice there have been notes
here respecting thl disappearance
from the south of England of the pro
fessional mole-catcher. A friend has
been making, he tells me, quile an
haustive inquiry into the matter, says
a writer in the London Express. He
cannot hear of any man who styles
himself "mole-catcher" pure and sim
ple in any of the rollowing counties:
8ussex, Surrey, Wilts. Dorset, Hants,
Somerset Gloucestershire, Herts,
Berks. Devon, Kent, Middlesex or
I ket he says that in the midlands
) and the north there is still a good
P sprinkling of professional mole
catchers, who style themselves so.
He has discovered seven in Northum
Sberland, while Durham, Cumberland
and Wesatmteland each has one or
tw I Lin neolnshire he has found
,t Der~r thres in Lseeeestmshise
Seme Useful Blnts for the Diselples of
Isaae Walton.
Among the people of the better
class an unreasoning prejudice against
the smell and taste of fresh fish bars
it from their tables without giving it
a fair trial or making the slightest
attempt to cultivate a liking for it.
Properly handled after Its capture
and knowingly cooked its whole
someness cannot be doubted, and
served tastefully 1t certainly presents
an inviting appearance on the table.
The commonest methods of its hand
ling in preparation for retail sale Pare
faulty in the extreme. Its freshness,
firmness and flavor are deteriorated
by the ice as generally used in pack
ing, which hastens decay the moist
ure favoring the development of pu
trefaction. The pressing of the fish i1
in close packing softens the muscles 0
and induces putrefaction of the flesh. n
The melting of the ice quickly con
taminates fish packed in unclean bar
rels and boxes.
Careful scientific investigations at n
the Biological laboratory of the Unit
ed States fish commission at Wood's F
Hole for the purpose of ascertaining n
to what degree fish are spoiled by l
carelessness, filth and bad packing ,
demonstrate: t
That putrefaction takes place more
rapidly if the entrails are not re
moved. h
That moisture hastens decay.
That free access of air retards pu
That if the head and intestines are
removed and the blood completely
drained by suspension by the tail the j
fish will remain sweet for a consider- c
able time without ice. In all cases
bruising or rupture of the muscular -
tissue must be avoided by careful
handling. And that the utmost care
in handling pays well is illustrated
by the well-known fact that certain s
shipments of shad from North Caro- s
lina bring from 25 to 40 percent more
than other shad from the same local
ity. a
In devising methods for mitigating
the evils mentioned experiments were r
made with various solutions in order 1
to determine how best to retard pu- b
trefaction. One only proved entirely
satisfactory. It was a 3 percent solu
tion of boric acid in sea water, which a
is not a preservative, but used sim
ply as an agent of cleanliness. The
abdominal cavity-entrails, of course, a
removed-is washed with a sponge
dipped in the solution. As a proof i
of its efficacy it is said that 24 sque
teague (weak-fish), which is a fish
quickly deteriorating after capture, h
were merely sponged and closely n
packed in a box in cloudy, foggy (
weather, with temperature from 74
to 84 degrees, and 24 hours afterward
were found to be without odor, eyes b
clear, and so firm and hard that a
native fisherman could not easily be
convinced that they had been kept
24 hours without ice. Almost no
trace of the solution was found in the
flesh, and its employment can have
no injurious effect upon the consum
Never take a fish from the hook
and toss it down onto the bottom of
the boat or upon the ground to die a
lingering gasping death which must
necessarily impair its edible qualities.
Merely kill your capture at once, and
do your selves a service.-Field and 1
Spelling and Form In Many Cases Estab
lished by the State Conltitution.
A number of newspapers have
taken up the remarks of The Eagle r
with reference to the action of the
board of geographic names. There
is, however, one aspect of the matter
which has been generally overlooked, B
and that is in the case of every im
portant place there is an official name,
established by authority, and nothing d
but the same authority can change t
that name. The constitution of the
state of New York names its differ
ent counties. The legislature may c
erect a new county, and in that case
give it a name, otherwise the name b
in the constitution is the official
name. The county of Duchess is
spelled "Dutchess." Anybody who
changes it by dropping the "t," or in
any other way, attempts to set up his
authority over that of the constitution
of the state, and what he does is un
lawful and absurd.
The charter of the city of Pough- I
keepsie gives its name spelled as we
always spell it. People can abbre ii
viate it if they wish to. We regret
to say that we made the discovery e
recently that several respected and ,
esteemed students of Vassar college ,
were in the habit of writing it"Poky,"
and we suppose there is no law to
punish them for doing so, but even
in their most exuberant moments, we
do not believe any of them thought ,
they were really giving the name of a
the place when they spelled it that l
way. The charter of the city of New- s
burgh spells it with an "h" on the a
end. The name of the village of (
New Paltz has a capital P and is two
separate words.
There are doubtless a good ma$ny
little postoffices scattered all over the d
country which have no name butt that I
given by the postoffice department, o
and there the board of geographic a
names has the right to dictate the D
spelling and the form. It is in real- b
ity an adjunct of the postoffice de t
partment. If it had confined its work i
to such postoffices nobody could have g
objected, but it has no power to touch II
the name of a state, a county, a city, e
or an incorporated village. State au
thority, recognized by all departments
of the government as supreme, has
settled the question so far as such F
names are copcerned, and neither the
board, nor the department which ap
pointed it, nor the president, nor the
United States government itself, has
any control over the matter whatever
-Poughkeepsie Eagle.
Uaortunate Deasb. O
This is the way the editor of the k
local paper wrote it, after the conven- v
tion had been held and the candidates Y
nominated: b
"The ticket, without an exception, r
is composed of excellent men for the ,
respective offices for which they have a
been named."
And this is the way, through some I
blunder of the compositor and con- a
tributory negligence of the proofread- 1
er, it appeared in print, to the edl
tor's horror the next day:
"The ticket, without an exception, is p
composed of excellent men-for the a
respective offices for which they have a
been named." ii
One by one the candidates caune to 5
see the editor and demand an explana- tl
tion, and the unlucky dash cost him w
several bad quarters of an hour before
he finally succeeded in making his
peace.--Youth's Companion.
Some ufadges Indulge in epigrams
whila athsrs me fead ot b .p y. n
A Weonderfnl Feat.
A mouse of merit watched a boy
Who stood upon his head.
"Now, that's a clever thing to do,"
The mouse of merit said.
"But if I train my muscles well,
And stick to what I'm at,
I think In time I may perform
A trick worth two of that."
o80 be began to practice hard
It's lazy mioe who fail
And he was able, in the end,
To stand upon his talls
Spelling a Cow's Moo.
Some years ago, when Lucy was a
little girl, learning to write, the
teacher gave her this to copy, "M-o-o,
"What is it?" asked Lucy, looking
"That is 'Moo,' the noise a cow
makes, Lucy."
Then Lucy began to copy "Moo."
But she did it in a queer way. She
made an M at the beginning of each
line, and followed each M with a whole
string of o's all across the slate, like
this, Mooooo.
"But that isn't right. Lucy," said
the teacher, when the little girl showed
her the slate. "You hust copy the
word as I have written it. So-'Moo.' "
Lucy looked at the teacher's copy
and then at her own attempts, and
then she shook her head decidedly.
"Well, I think mine is right, Miss
Jones." she said; "for I never saw a
cow that gave asuch a short 'Moo' as
you wrote down."-Harper's Round
Little Iled Men annd Women.
An Indian baby's first year is spent
strapped up in a tight little cradle,
such as you have seen in pictures.
When the little feet get out of the
cradle they will soon learn to run
about. Then the little red man will
mount on a cornstalk and take such
rides as you take on a cane or broom.
lie would say that his horse is much
better, because it makes such a dust.
As soon as the little red woman is
out of her cradle she begins to carry
a doll or puppy on her back, just as
her mamma used to carry her. She
makes cunning little wigwams, too,
and plays "keep house" while her lit
tle brother plays at hunting and fish
But the little red boys and girls do
not play all the time. They learn to
help their mothers, and a good Indian
mother takes great pains to teach her
children to be polite. She teaches
them that they must never ask a per
son his name. They must never pass
between an older person and the fire,
and they must never, never speak to
older people while they are talking.
When a little red man forgets these
very good rules and is rude, what do
you suppose his mother says to him?
I am sure you can never guess. She
says: ",Why wil you act like a little
white child?" Can it be that these
little red men can teach us lessons in
An Interview with a Etrd.
Adelinta Pleasants contributes to the
Sunday magazine of the Los Angeles
Times a little sketch of "Jacob the
Carpenter," a west coast bird, in which
Jacob is represented as saying of him
"My name is Jacob and I am the red
headed woodpecker. Some call me the
California woodpecker, and some call
me the carpenter, but the children call
me Jacob, and I like that best of all,
as I can say it quite plain. I am
called a carpenter bacause I have a
habit of chiseling holes in dead limbs
and the thick bark of some trees, to
store up acorns in for my winter food.
I am the only one of my family who
does this, and people all over the world
think I am a wonderful bird.
"The Woodpecker family is quite
large and useful, ilt I am the only
carpenter. My chiil bill is also very
handy in drilling holes in the outer
bark of trees to find little insects that
I hear working just underneath. I lay
my ear against a tree, and if Mr. In
sect is at work I can hear him. Then
I chisel into where he lives and catch
him with my spearlike tongue. It is
very handy to always carry your tools
about with you. It is easy for me to
stand on the side of a tree or post.
In fact, I prefer to stand that way.
Some bird people cannot do that, but
it is because they have not the right
kind of tail feathers. My tall feath
ers are stiff, and I turn them down
and use them for a prop. Watch me,
and I will show you how I do it.
"When I want to go down a tree
i go down backward. One time I had
an accident in doing this. My wife
and I live in a canyon. and last sum
mer we built our nest in a hole in
a live oak tree near a ranch house.
The people who live there move their
stove out under the trees in summer,
and live out doors all day just like
the birds. After the people eat their
breakfast they make a great kettle of
mush for the dogs and chickens. The
biluejay and I tasted this mush one
day, and it was very good. After that
I used to back down the oak limn back
of the stove every morning after the
mush was cool and eat my breakfast.
One morning I backed down a
black thing over the back of the stove
that looked like a limb--and, oh, how
it bur ed my feet. Nellie, the little
girl who wears a pink sunbonnet,
laughed and said: "Oh, mamma, Ja
cob has backed down the stovepipe."
Game of 'nlff and Dart.
This is a fine out of door game from
France, although there are parts of
the world where great grown men use
giant puff and darts for real weapons
of warfare to do battle with and to
chase their game in the wilderness.
The puff and dart is a cousin to the
pea shooter anid is just a little larger
and played with darts Instead of peas
or pellets. In Paris the toy shops
keep the tubes on sale, all sorts and
varieties, made simply of metal, or
very elegant looking objects out of
bamboo with an inner copper tube
running through the centre and a
screw top and ferrule to guard it
when it is not ia use, something after
the fashion of the better makes of
ifshing rods which look exactly like
walking sticks when they are folded
ip to put away.
A clever boy can make a tube for
himself or he can buy the largest size
pea shooter to be had and thbn he is
ready to make the dart For this take
a few penholder sticks and cut them
into lengths of two inches. Next get
some worsted and strong waxed
thread. Fill one end of each stick
with the worsted and let a series of
iops project beyond. PInd it around
vith the thread. Just how much you
will need you will have to ascertain
by experiment.
For the spike take a good sized nail.
fie up the sharp end Into a good point
• it too Suol dip the .nltt Mtue the
grease of a eandle, hold it in the
flame until it becomes nearly red hot.
Then plunge it into cold water; this
'will harden it. Now file off the pro
jecting end piece of the metal at the
end; b're a hole somewhat too small
at the end of the stick, force the blunt
end of the nail into it, and then bind
it round firmly with waxed thread.
Now trim off the ends of the worsted
and your dart is complete.
With a three foot tube this dart will
pierce an almost limitless number of
sheets of paper at 10 or 12 feet dis
tance an'I, if painstakingly made, will
fly with wonderful accuracy. To take
aim hold both hands close together. Be
quick and decided or your tube will be
certain to wabble. Shooting with a
puff and dart is quite unlike rifle
shooting rnad rather more resembles
the shot aau aim of the bow and ar
row. Fa~tcr. your target on a tree and
you are ready for an afternoon's
In the wilds of Borneo or on the
pampa: of South America the rough
little natives makes these tubes as
long as 10 and 12 feet and use tiny
things of darts feathered at one end
and at the other finished with tips
which have been dipped into a terri
ble poison. The merest flesh wound
in any part of a man or a tiger, a jack
al or any other living thing is quite
enough to cause immediate death.
Chicago Record-Herald.
Peter's Fairy Story.
"If there's anything I hate to do it
is to work," wailed Peter, one bright
morning early in August.
Mamma Rust looked stern.
"You must pick those berries before
noon," she said. "And you must get
your pail and go directly."
"It's always pick berries," said the
boy, as he went to find his hat. "It's
work, work, work. An' nobody has to
work but me."
As he walked slowly down the nar
row lane his cross and discontented
face was not a pleasant sight.
It was an attractive place, this berry
pasture back of the house. cwhere the
birds sang as they got their babies'
breakfast and the nig yellow bumble
bees buzzed cheerfully as they hurried
from flower to flower.
The ants were busy, too, running
back and forth, laying up food in the
sandy anthills, and a great berry spi
der was spinning into his web as fast
as ever he could.
Pe'.er noted all these things as he
w ilked along, and it made him think
a great deal.
"a wonder if bugs an' birds an' fishes
an' snakes have to work?" he thought,
as he looked as his bright tin pall.
it didn't seem nearly so large now,
andl he say the blueberries peeping out
from beneath their green leaves ev
erywhere, all over the pasture.
Peter knew away down in his heart
that he could pick two quarts of ber
ries in less than an hour. In a small
half hour, if he only tried.
"I wonder if everything has to
work," he exclajn'ed soberly, as he
commenced to pick the berries with a
Tumety-tum they went faster and
faster into his pall. The shining bot
tom was covered in a hurry. Very
soon the pail was half full and then
it was full to overflowing almost be
fore Peter realized that he had been
picking at all.
Back he trudged to the house. Up
over the stairs he hurried to his moth
er's room, and then he sat down.
"I'm going to tell you a fairy story,
mamma," he said.
"Once upon a time there was a boy,
an' he was lazy. He 'most believed
that nobody had to work, only just
himself. One day he went to pick
some berries, an' he didn't want to
one bit. When he got to the field he
saw that birds were working, an' the
ants were working, an' the spiders
were spinning, an' he was so s'prised
that he forgot all about being lazy an'
picked his berries just ever so fast"
Peter stopped and looked up into
mamma's face with his big, brown
"An' he's never goin to be lazy
again," he said, solemnly, "'cause all
those bugs an' things taught him a
lesson. An' he was happy ever after,"
he continued slowly, " 'cause that's
the way fairy stories always end,
mamma. Do you know who that lazy
boy was in my fairy story?" he asked,
"I shouldn't wonder if his name was
Peter," answered mamma, smiling.
"I shouldn't wonder is it was, too,"
said Peter.-Youths' Companion.
A Mountain of Gls.* .
A party of archaelogists and anti
quarians have made important dis
coveries in the hitherto unexplored
region at, the northern limit of the
Harqua Hala range of mountains In
Arizona. A great desert and the total
absence of water have prevented any
previous examination, and only the
Indians know of the curiosities of
these mountains. One side of one
mountain rises in terraces, and pre
sents many features recalling the
Grand canyon of Colorado. The
whole mass is of obsidian or volcanic
plass and glitters in colors of green,
blue and black. It may be seem on
clear mornings at great distances, and
the glitter of the mountain has lured
many travelers in its direction. The
mountain of glass is a marvel of vol
canic upheaval. It is pretty much
as the last eruption left it, except that
where fractures have occurred the
varied and beautiful colors of the
vo!canic glass are brilliantly reflected.
The mountamin is dangerous and dif
ficult of ascent, owing to the precip
itous terrace and the ice-like smooth
ness of the surface. Salt Lake Her
Poetry In Paddings.
I want to give those young people
that are longing for a literary life a
thought from one who has caught the
true spirit of poetry. She has dis
covered a way to keep her pen from
disturbing the editors. A cultivated
woman, a teacher by profession, she
has been compelled by considerations
cf health to give up her chosen work
and devote herself to housework. And
she has made it into poetry. When
she evolves, out of meek-looking flour
and yeast, mounds of delicious nut
trown loaves, she names them her
poem, and the title of it is "A Glori
ous Sunrise." Her "Nymphs of the
Woodland" take shape as a delicious
berry pie, with flaky pastry covers.
As she goes about her ever-changing,
often crowding tasks, she conceives
of herself as writing a novel in rhyme,
a three-volumed one, I am sure; and
the title Is "Her Toil Browned Hands."
-Christian Eildeavorer World.
Her Vawlty Feabbed.
Mrs. Horse--Does my hat really
look pretty on me?
Mr. Horse-I have told you so 1i,
times; now trot along, and don't be
gazing at yourselt in every plate glass
wi ndow we eowe tt--Chiceae Raord.
is toe, osses
haew bwt n o a y asses m L
Se it h ngh f we es de sr olled.
~sesesn s aasro or seans o
e as ioattr s p
*Sat assbsL b Hesitsiss Stomach Btt ar.
s O[ r p1vsto Die Hae p is over the
The band that rocks the cradle is the
hand that rules the roost.
His Unlucky Day.
Even the least superstitious are often
struck by the misfortunes which at
;and some persons on certain dates. A
large firm it London has in its employ
t living instance of the fact On June
L2 an employe lost his arm by coming
in contact with machinery. The acci
lent disabled him for his then employ
ment, and he was given that of a mes
oenger. On another June 12 he was
.an over in the Strand while on an
erraad; result, a broken leg. The next
Icident was a fall on the stairs in the
Irm's buildings, June 12, the right arm
)roken that time. The fourth mishap
)n another anniversary broke three
libs. The firm took the case into con
dideration and issued an order that in
'uture the employe was to take a holi
lay on that date, an order with which
ie has now complied for several years.
The Dietettie and Hygienie Gaestto
says: "Walter Baker & Co., of Dor
chester, Mass., U. S. A., have given
years of study to the skilful prepara
tion of cocoa and chocolate, and have
devised machinery and systems pecu
liar to their methods of treatment,
whereby the purity, palatability, and
highest nutrient characteristics are re
tained. Their preparations are known
the world over and have received the
highest idorsements from the medical
practitioner, the nurse, and the Intel
ligent housekeeper and caterer."
The Cook's Warning.
Wife-"Well, John, I'll have to do
the cooking now. The cook left with
out warning this afternoon."
Husband - "Not exactly without
warning. She told me this morning
I had better bring home some dyspep
ala tablets to-night, but I didn't quite
catch on to what she meant."-Judge.
Money Made In Garbage.
A problem that has engaged the at
tention of the legislative bodies of
most American cities is what to do
with the garbage-how to get rid of
it at the least expense to the public.
The city of Washington so disposes
of its garbage that a profit is got out
of it, while most other American cit
ies-being less carefully governed
have to pay largely for its removal.
There is a contract with a company
which collects the garbage and dis
poses of it. The garbage is kept sep
arate from ashes and other refuse. In
iron tanks it is taken by rail thirty
miles down the Potomac to the reduc
tion works. Here it is sorted. Tin
cans, bottles, etc., are removed. The
rest is placed in a close iron vessel
and subjected to steam pressure, after
which it is pumped into tanks and al
lowed to settle. Oils and fats rise to
the surface and, being skimmed off,
are sold to soapmaklers. Under pres
sure more oil is obtained, to go the
same way. The caked garbage, after
pressure, is pulverized and sold for
fertiliser. Incidental profits arise
from the sale of hides of horses and
other animals and the manipulation of
their carcasses along with the gar
bage. The horse hides make good rus
set leather. A good monthly profit is
said to be realized.
ro TtiETAsr
18 R[E?_"PRE AND AcrrS
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