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(ciJAPTER X.1 V.
at first was content to lie still
watch Margaret, but as he grew
ber he ould ask her to sing or
o him, and then would she tell him
and again of the bitter regret and
re which had filled those three
miserable weeks.
w cruel I was," he whispered. "I
lot know what I was saying. I
never reproach you. You have
more for me than I can ever speak
Aiways my true, loyal wife. Al
making sacrifices for me. It was
adear, tender heart that I longed
just a tender spot in it."
'Avery proud heart," sh3 corrected
Ofly sometimes. And ha-' it been a
and times more proud I should for
' t all in the joy of Possessing it at
you have possessed it all the time,"
onfessed, burying her face from his
Ic. -It has beea yours since we
together at S'conset, Brian. I did
realize it myself, but now I know,
am glad of the suffering that taught
'i, darling, that I have been so
d. When you married me I
j-, Brian, so did I think. My sense
ce felt outraged by uncle Ste
's will, and I persuaded myself
wasmarrying you to make amends
that, and all the while my love for I
was pleading so much more elo- 1
tly than my love of justice. I have f
ltback so long I wish you to know
he truth now."
eyes filled with an inexpressible 1
as.he lovingly stroked her bowed I
~shel has made her confession at i
'hesaid, softly, "and Jacob would
gly live over his sufferings again
he pleasure of hearing such sweet
He is very happy fnow, for he
that this is his true wedding day, i
his life lies before him."
was nearly gone, and he was
able to sit in his chair and allow
to wait upon him.
'ywere together so one morning h
a messenger arr.ved from The t
with a note for Margaret. She "
ithastily, and, with a radiant face a
the words "I am so glad," handed
Gcol news," he said, taking it from
8nd and rgpaing the words aloud: tI
dother Bettlie came somewhat un- h
, edly wth the sun this morning. b
hopes u will pay your immedi- a
spects is lordship. tl
la evidently in the fifth heaven as
ht," commented Brian. "Carry B
J ratulations, Margaret. I sup- te
ourare going."
t, of course, fell in love with ai
;i7ay bit of humanity, and fully
wlif Alice that Cuthbert Barton w
was a very fine-looking young gi
She even fancied she discovered li:
isa to Bertle, though not a par- e,
y striking one, as she told Brian le
ber came in very cool and the b4
ting air seemed to infuse new w
Brian's veins.
l not be able tg impose upon th
Midager," he saikT to Margaret,
. "I'Pll be strong enough to I ar
t your tyranny soon."
*oe as you like, Brian," she an- a
looking up from the roses she sa
al on the table beside him. "I
,o played nurse long enough. ev
lnot get well very soon you 1r
ms fat and lazy that I'll never an
to get you out of that chair." te!
e up into the face, which
seemed more sweet and lov- In
dCatching her hand held 'it a
. Jithin his own.
r mind," he said, "wait until I p
tf this for good. Then I mean It
'r little nurse in hand ta4
-nd lazy, too. I ed
in her white so;
k you will ever be able to als
there Brian. It is not their ha|
but the nurse feels that she
some petting and coddl'ng; she sel
yeU so much. What can she ter
$5ariow Read?" me
rd; talk. I am a great he
ea dreadful trial," she re-an
a half smile. "But," she . su
, Iould never do without
-her hand as she uttered the heI
and drew her unresistingly wa
a sharp and unexpected pIe
; in Bertie's voice: ma
ethrel I don't want to dis- we
erting proceedings, butI 21s
*t*ow how soon the'public
tlSuch civilities-" wit
*Rtremely impudent," cried it a
starting to her feet with a wal
eii "If you do not learn cur
-r I shall drop your ac- nec
Sma'am, Ineed your pro- In
Sly respected father has diff
rom his presence with a
Cto to visit a certain hap
4l: who is' credited with warm
i prefered coming here. his
-way, Br:an, I've been com- "J
lass tOifdrm you that you have it is
,gl Your laziness long To
y therefore, you are expect- tryi
rU respects at The Cedars fort
etto come and bring her abl
g, were the words of my T
e.d.So," Margaret, please rea
cOuld be more dignified, the
fihsband and a father T
tt in that quality.'" len
:Brtle laughed. "How ing
S he asked, taking etol
*bi, to assert your wor
justbeen warning diet
i :me is not far dis- ".
taut when I shall assume the reins of
"She looks quite miserable over the
prospect," returned Bertie, with his
eyes on Margaret's laughlng face. "I
Ssaw Wil-son when I was in the city i,
day or two ago. He inquired very par
ticularly about you, and Margaret also.
1 told him you were doing finely, and
that Margaret was as unmanageable as
"1 shall be revenged for that, sir.
Was Dr. Wilson well?"
"I can't say he looked very well," an
swered Bertie, with some hesitation.
"He works too hard, I think. He is
certainly very pale and thin."
"Why not write and invite him here
for awhile?" said Brian, turning to Mar
till garet. "This air would infuse new life
in his veins."
ew "He needs it certainly," observed
m ertle. "He has not seemed quite nat
und ural for some time. I'm afraid he is.
ree losing his old happy spirits."
\We will ask him to come," said Mar
I garet, quickly, "though I fear he can
not give us any of his valuable time.
When I think of what he has done for
ak you, Brian, I do feel so grateful to him,
and I should like nothing so well as to
ras find him such a true, good wife as he de
"Margaret turned match-maker, "
ted mused Bertie. "She b:comes more in
teresting and original every day. I
will tell Wilson to get himself in readi
ia ness, and meantime, my dear, I hope
or- you will search diligently for the
particular woman destined to be
come his, blessing and torment at the
same time. Now I must be off. I
his suddenly remember that Alice sent
We me for some mixture for that young
.i hopeful of ours, and if I don't hurry,
M, he may bawl his heal off."
;ht "You outrageouslv unfeeling man.
If I had known you were di-ttný.uch
so errand, you shouldn't have staff
I here a second. That poor little inno
cent may be actually suffering for his
so medicine."
ýe- "No more than you, my dear," laugh
elf ed Bertie. "It is simply the Barton
ds temper asserting itself. Even father
'or recognizes it, and while h3 accepts re
o- tributive justic in a meek and lowly
ve spirit, it sometimes gives way to a mild
w oejacu'ation, such as 'thunder' when
Bertie grows particularly demonstra
leo tive. However, I'll get the decoction
ed and say good-by to yo:i until to-night."
A day or so later, Margaret sent to
at Dr. Wilson a warm and pressing invita
Id tion to spend at least a fewdays at Elm
in wood. \ilson fo::nd the letter awaiting
ot him when he reached his roo.ns after a
he long day's work, an i, though his face
y, brightened at the sight of it, he did not
accept the tempting pleasure offered,
is and his regrets, not himself, found their
w way to Elmwood.
The letter found a plac , in a corner of
ig his desk, and -it was still there when
1C time had whitened his hair and his eyes
ie were dim from something more than
se weet old memories.
m Two years have passed, and brought
1: their inevitable changes. The seasons
1- have come and gone. The flowers have
3" bloomel and died and bloomed again,
L- and once more Elmwood is crowned in
the full beauty of the month of roses.
It is late in the afternoon, and for
n some time Margaret has been waiting
Y Brian's coming. Her eyes are fixed al
- ternately uron the long drive and upon
the little face sleeping peacefully in her
h arms.
Y Maternity, that perfect completion of
n woman's nature, has given her a new I
8 grace and dignity, and left upon her
d life the impress of a happiness that
even the shadow of old sorrows cannot a
n lessen.
Indeed, the sorrows are never remem
Sbered, except in a philosophical sort of
" way, and in the realization of all that
she hoped and expected she feels that t
1 they have brought an ample reward. S
SBrfan has, fully redeemed his pledge, s
Sand, with a life full of higher and nobler h
purpose, is walking faithfully in his
father's fo~tstep., and winning the i
a same honor and respect.
[ He comes home with a light heart this
evening, and seeing Margaret, leaps P
1 from his carriage to take her in his arms o
and lKiss the two faces with warm and ci
tender love.
"Are you very tired?" she asks, loak
ing into his eyes.
"So, so. It has been warm in the vil- ii
lage, but here it is quite delightful. t,
Poor Mrs. Ellis is down again for good, Ct
I fear, this time, an I Brown has an at
tack of influenza. He is more frighten
ed than hurt, I think, and more trouble
some than either. He fancies I am not e
girig him sufficient medicine, and In- s
sists on taking-a double dose. His wife in
has quite a time with him. or
"What have you been doing with your- iI
self, Margaret? Not trying any of yes- 9
terday's experiments, I hope. Give
me Marguerite; she is growing quite m
heavy. You must not try to carry her
any more, dear. I will take her to Milly p
and we will walk to that hill to see the th
sun set. It is really superb." in
When the baby had been given into ye
the care of its nurse, Margaret linked If
her arm in Brian's, and they walked to
ward the place he had pointed out.
"I have a piece of news which will
please you, I know. Wilson has at last
made up his mind to come to us for a to
week. We may expect him about the t
21st, he says."
"I am so glad," Margaret answered, of
with genuine feeling. "We must make ca
it such a delightful week that he will tri
want to repeat it. It is really quite dii
curious, I think. But, do you know, I co
never had such a strong desire to see
any one married as I have to see him?
I know it would make such a happy
difference in his life." - m
"I suppose you think that the only I
happy slate for man?" th
"I hope you do," she replied, meeting sh
his laughing glance. Ht
"It should be, and, as a rule, I think is
it is; the exceptions are individual cases, or
To my mind a.poor, lonely old bachelor
trying to persuade himself that he is
fortunate in having escaped the evil of
matrimony is a most doleful and piti- ho
able spectacle. Ah, how glorious!" ov
The last words were uttered as they n
reached the summit of the hill and the
full splendor of the sunset burst upon
They stood for a few seconds in si
lence, watching the globe of fire sink- W
ing in a sea of gold. Then Margaret mi
stole more closely to his side with the ant
"It seems to hold the peace of bene
dietion, Brian."
"6A benedletion," he repeated, slipping i
tohis heart. 'aAh, may we always eel
the peace of such a benediction, dar-'
ling, May we always stand together as
we are standing now, through better It
and through worse; ever firm in each
other's trust; ever strong in each oth
er's lo-ve. And when our stins shall set,
may our skies be as caln and as tran
quil as this glorious one before us.
,sOh, tranquA. sulset of the soul,
When all the jar of earth is past:
When storms no longer rounc us roll,
And heaven is near at last;
We know, thounh fail and faint we may, al
Calm sunset ends th, longest day."
She Was Grateful. n
We were nearing Jacksonville, Fla., S
after the long trip from New York. tl
The porter had finished brushing off s(
a mother and lier four children, each o0
one of whom had demanded attention -.p
every fifteen minutes, when the fa
woman turned and said: st
"You have been very attentive to tl
us during the trip, and I wish to re- O
ward you."
"Yes, 'um." le
"What is your name?" she asked, be
as she took out pencil and notebook. *pl
"William White, mum." cc
She wrote for a minute on one of gt
the leaves of her book and then tore th
it out and handed it to him with the fry
remark: cl,
"A colored man who is ambitious be
to get along well will always find th
friends." fr4
I caught him in the vestibule two ha
minutes later and asked to see the ha
paper. It read: th
"Mr. Pullman-Your man, William di
White, has been very attentive to me M
and my children, and I would recom- th
mend that you raise his salary and foj
let him know that you fully appre- da
ciate his efforts. MRS. S. B-." gi
I read it aloud to the porter and wl
then looked at him. He gasped for no
breath, and it was a long minute be- Go
f2 he.could ejaculate: St:
'Befo' de L'at&w'.but I dun thought ko
dat was a fifteen-d~tir. check on we
some bank in Jacksonville.f' u Iwv
Shoo! Wall, of all de deleterious oh- ant
noxiousness I e'er did dun meet up wn
wid in all my life dis captivates de ths
pinnacle'! --New York Sun. - fen
Tools of the Pyramid Builders, tre
A two years' study at Gizeh has bai
convinced Flinders Petrie that the He
Egyptian stone workers of 4,000 years we:
ago had a surprising acquaintance wil
with what have been considered mod- got
ern toolb. Among the many tools Ho
used by the pyramid builders were tha
both solid and tubular drills and To
straight and circular saws. The ati(
drills,' like those of to-day, were set I
with jewels (probably corundum, as the
the diamond was very scarce), and cre,
even lathe tools had such cutting me
edges. So remarkable was the qual- an
ity of the tubular drills and the skill the
of the workmen that the cutting a sI
marks in hard granite give no indica- C
tion of wear of the tool, while a cut Sta
of a tenth of an inch was made in Th(
the hardest, rock at each revolution, cial
and a hole through both the hardest prim
ind softest material was bored per. sph
rectly smooth and uniform through. dili;
)ut. Of the material and method of dut:
making the tools nothing is known. relit
Beautiful, but. a Reluse. his
The Empress of Austria has been, tate
since the death of Prince Rudolf, a offic
:omplete mental wreck, subject to loys
nost pathetic delusions about her of I
on, and requiring the greatest care. beel
jhe still preserves much of her Rail
;tately beauty, for which she has He
een always famous among the royal the
vomen of Europe, for it is a beauty oth(
if contour which neither time nor vice
rouble can destroy; but she is a con- cred
tant recluse. The Emperor, in con
pite of domestic worry, adheres to fell
is habit of accessibility to his peo- acco
le, granting personal audiences and subj
istening to every plea or story of brot
eal or fancied wrong, a blending of his
atriarchal habit with magnificence and
f court ceremonial which has not its Hal
ounterpart n Europe. a mE
Scotchl Thrift. ear
An event which caused much stir tion.
1 the little community was the in- At
oduction of gas. Previously oil of a. s an
arse kind, or cannel coal placed on dian
ie front of the grate, had been used to tb
r lighting purposes. Candles were the]
pensive and their light feeble, and deml
Sto a great extent the Squair was and
a state of. darkness, for necessity Thef
thrift reduced the use of artificial and
ght to the minimum. An old and 1
oman of frugal habits, who had sent
eans and appliances superior to her Up f
!ighbors, and who rejoiced in the on
'ssession of a servant, used to say to Cour
at domestic, as the shades of even- twicE
g began to descend: "Noo, Nannie, the :
may pit the lamp on the table, an' the I
onybody o' consequence ca's ye can trial,
ht it."--The Scotsman. selve
In the Grecian army it was usual
have three nien in each battalion ihne
communicate the commands of the The i
icers to the men. Of these, one di
rried a standard and another a t a
,mpet. But in the confusion and ta
n of battle, when neither signal ment
uld be seen nor trumpet heard, toxic
e third man (who for this purpose oian
is the strongest in the army) com. thei
inicated the commands by word of
)uth. Homer relates of one of to 1o
ese men, Stentor by name, that he comf
outed as loud as fifty other men. man1
nce a man with a powerful voice reser
said to possess the voice of Stentor, from
a stentorian -voice. of its
dian i
A Dining-Room Motto. vatioi
In the dining-room of a quaint old ly rn
use seen lately was the inscription likely
nr the fireplace in flowing, illumi- quart
ted text: miles
Work the jaws, peace
A silent pause,
Frequent haw-haws.
uich was an exceedingly apt re-neith
nder of the value of slow eating the p
1 cheerfulness at table. oner I
was k
The Tower of LEndon. Show
[he oldest building in the United gentl
ngdom is the.Tower of Ilondon.
SAs a Soldier lie Rebels Against Disci
pline, but He Is Vigilant and Incor
.ruptible as a Guardian of the Peace
-Indian Justices of the Pence.
Lo, the poor Indian has been tried
1y, and found wanting. His fighting dis
position and his indifference to what
would be termed discomfort and pri
vation by white men, gave the United
1., States government grounds to believe
k. that the Indian would make a good
oD soldier, and several companies were
ch organized and stationed at frontier
on posts. The experiment has proved a
he failure, and the war department is
sued an order for the disbandment of
to the company stationed at Fort Sill,
re" Oklahoma, on May 31.
Many of the Indians who were use
less,as soldiers became valuable mem
d, bers of the Indian police, and it is
k. probable that most of the Fort Sill
company will enter that branch of the
of government service. As members of
re the Indian police they will have more
ae freedom, will not be restricted so
closely as to hours of service, will not
us be confined to narrow quarters, and on
id the whdle will feel themselves- more
free in every respect. Those who
vo have already served in that capacity
le have shown on many occasions that
the Indians are well fitted for the
m duty. This branch was organized by
le Major John McLaughlin, and among
a- those who became members of the
Ld force, and did good service in its early
e- days were some of the braves who had
given the country the most trouble
Id when they were on the warpath. A
>r notable example of this kind is Chief
e- Gall, who was one of the judges at
Standing Rock Agency, in South Da
It kota. D. F. Barry, who knew him
n well, said of this chief: "Hisbearing
! was almost regal, his face expressive,
- and llis-s-ghtest motion graceful. He
P was. a born leadei~'-;en, more brave
e than crafty, and he knew liu. what
fear was. He was the brainy and in
trepid chieftain of the most warlike
band I ever saw in any Indian nation.,
e He attracted attention wherever he
., went, and those who have seen him, I
will venture to say, have never for
gotten him. It was Gall and Crazy
Horse who commanded the Indians
e that.took part in the Custer masacre.
To show you how Gall inspired admir
e ation, I will read to you from a lettter
tI have from Mrs. Custer, widow of i
the general, written since the massa
:1 cre. She writes: 'Painful as it is to
q me to look ipon the pictured face of
an Indian, I never in my life dreamed 1
1 there could be in all the tribes as fine t
a specimen of a warrior as Gall.' " t
Gall was succeeded as judge in the f
, Standing Rock Agency by John Grass.
These men were of the higher or offi
cial class of the Indian police, but the t
privates are equally notable in their t
sphere. They are conscientious and a
diligent in the discharge of their t
t duties, and perfectly trustworthy and
reliable. The Indian who becomes 'a r
member of the police feels proud of I
his little authority, and does not hesi
tate to arrest his best friend. The E
I officers have so little fear as to the t
loyalty of their Indian police that some c
of the most desperate Indians have t
been placed on the force. Of these, ti
Rain-in-the-Face is a good sample. t]
He is a policeman at $10 a month,with
the same duties to perform as any i
other private in that branch of the ser
vice, although he has deeds to his tl
credit which would entitle him to great w
consideration at the hands of his a
fellow-warriors. He is the man who, t(
according to accepted accounts on that It
subject, killed "Tom" Custer, the sa
brother of the general, an.l mutilated qi
his body in the most horrible manner; c;
and he killed and scalped also Drs.
Halzinger and Balerano. He has been
a member of the police force for a
year, and has given perfect satisfac- cl
tion. be
At the various agencies where there to
is an Indian police there are also In- di
dian justices who occupy similar places ca
to that which was held by Gall. There fi
the Indians who are guilty of any mis- $
demeanor are brought by the police, n
and there justice is administered. cl
Theft, horse stealing, drunkenness, B
and all other offences are tried there, hi
and those who are found guilty are ul
sentenced to confinement in the look- tu
up fori various lengths of time, to work
on public property or saw wood. li(
Court is held on ration day, about ex
twice every month, and at such times m
the men who have been arrested by th
the Indian .police are brought up for to
trial, and are allowed to defend them- Oi
selves before the judges pronounce a
sentence upon them.. hi
Cases of drunkenness among the In- hi
dians are handled with great severity. th
The Indian justice makes it his duty B
to discover the person from whom the fu
Indian received the liquor, and aids
the authorities in his prosecution. He ol
also inflicts a punishment of imprison- mi
ment on the Indian who was found in- to
toxicated. Some travelers in the In- icl
dian country have had occasion since
the establishment of the Indian police
to note its workings to their own dis
comfort. According to the law no th4
man has a right to travel in Indian Tl
reservations unless he has a permit ch
from the interior department or one it
of its sub-departments, and .if an In- all
dian policeman should find on a reser- ter
vation a traveler who was not proper- so'
ly armed with a permit, he would be th(
likely to take him to the nearest head- fro
quarters, even if it were fifty or sixty tal
miles away. As long as the man went *
peaceably, he was perfectly safe in cia
the hands of his Indian guide, but of
neither bribe nor thlureat would induce tht
the policeman to allow his white pris- ha'
oner to escape. When Sitting Bull Pil
was killed in 1890, the Indian police
showed that they would work as dili- i
gently against Indian foes, if required of
E to do so, as agaiiiast those whom they
consider their natural enemies.--New
York Tribune.
Strange Religions Recluses Who Live.:
Li- in Holes in the Thessalian Cliff's.
r One of the most curious scenes on
the Thessalian frontier-the centre of
the war between Greece and Turkey
3, -is to be found at Kalibaki, some
s- forty miles by rail above Trikhala.
at The town lies on a plain, which is
"1- backed by the extraordinary rocks of
,d Meteora, rising precipitously to a
ye great height and commanding the
)d marked attention of travelers. In
re places the cliffs ascend like a wall to
er a height of two thousand fegt. They
a are rough, free from verdure and dis
5- figured by innumerable holes and
of caves all over their face.
1, It is these caves and the remains
of monkish dwellings in them that
e- give the rocks of Meteora the strange,
1- almost prehistoric, appearance that
is has made them famous.
11 There are several monasteries at
1e Kalibaki. The largest is St. Stephen's.
)f Unlike the other monasteries, this is
'e reached by means of a drawbridge
0 thrown across a yawning chasm. This
t is one of the largest of the monasteries
n of Meteora, and has a guest chamber
'e especially fitted up for visitors-that
0 is to say, there are three iron beds in I
y it, and. it is only courteous to surmise
t that-the wadded coverlet and single
e sheet, that go to make up a Greek bed,
Y once were new. .
g Not the least curious feature of
e these uniqne rocks of Meteora are the °
Y holes and caves which literally pepper
1 the face of the cliffs in places.
B In many cases these retreats of the
L hermits of St. Anthony are merely t
f cages. At a distance they look, some
t of them, like big bird cages hung up P
against the face of the cliff. As dwell
1 ings they are all exceedingly primi
The Thessalian hermit did not ask s
much of life. A rocky floor to lie on, d
bars or railings to keep him from fall- p
ing out of his hole, a shaky ladder p
down which he might now and then
descend lto'f et ; and a basket and
string to let down faoi.uBplies were
all he needed in addition tol is eijije
fix and other religious necessities.
These aerial caves were occupied in
the fourteeifth century. Thousands p
of hermits, judging from the remains a
of habitations, must, at one time or
another, have sought refuge in these s<
cliffs. Few of them can now be en- b4
tered,for the ladders have for the most al
part fallen away. a
Seemingly, the way a hermit pro- tc
ceeded was to choose a hole that took o0
his fancy; up to this he ran a ladder; fo
then driving poles into the rock before fo
the cave, he built out a little plat- M
form; this he roofed in and surrounded
with a wall made of sticks or dried r
grass. From one platform to another
these anchorites ran up, their ladders i
until the whole face of the rock was
alive with these hermits of St. An
thony. ar
After the time-honored fashion of th
religious recluses, the cliff-dwelling
hermits of St. Anthony depended t
wholly'on charity for their sustenance. .to
Far up in their airy caves they spent
their days and nights in prayer and
contemplation. When hungry or
thirsty they let down their, baskets to cij
the ground, and when these were filled il
they pulled them up again. re
The devout people of Kalibaki be- gr
lieved that these hermits were a tei
special charge upon them, and kept ov
them well supplied with bread and
water. Every morning men, ,women
and children could be seen tramping n
to cliffs to fill 'the baskets that were be
let down by strings from above. And foi
so the hermits were able to live their ful
quiet lives without a single worldly th4
care. da
Beecher's First Church.
It has been determined that the
church in which Henry Ward Beecher
began his ministry shall be torn down
to make room for buildings of up-to
date design. When Mr. Beecher be- cul
came the pastor the church was the vel
finest in Indiana. His salary was as
$800, but at the same time the gover- bu
nor received only $1300, which in-'
eluded pay for his private secretary. Sn
Beecher is remembered by members
his first congregation for h .ep
ularity and soa as a lec- OV
tirer to o men. (
"Sonie persons were inclined to be- ora
lieve that Mr. Beecher Was a little too of
exuberant and fond of fun." said a an
member of the church. "I remember ora
that it was said at a lawn party he ful
took off his coat and rolled down hill. juii
Once, in coming from Terre Hante in wi
a stage at night, he found an elder of a si
his church in the stage. He disguised anc
his voice and inquired what people are
thought of Beecher's church and about clol
Beecher. All this was done in pure thi
fun." ora
Mr. Beecher was twenty-six years 8
old when he came here, and he re- fub
mained for eight years. In 1847 he left ric
to go to Brooklyn.-Chicago Chron- one
icle. spo
A Forty-Year-Old Babe. f i
In Blockley Hospital, Philadelphia, get
there is a baby forty years of age. bes
This freak has never grown an inch or the
changed an iota in appearance since pou
it was fourteen months old. It is in and
all respbets an infant'save in the mat- mo
terof years, and the scientists are
sorely puzzled to know the nature of f
the disease which prevents people boi
from growing old. If it were con- ten
tagious, the ladies generally would t
take infinite pains to catch it, espe
cially after they had attained the age th
of thirty, which is the period at which ofe
their intellectual and physical beauty o
has reached its greatest perfection.- Bo
Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph.
Ne'w Zealand ha-sa surplus revenue sau
of $1,700,000. -.' the
Eggs in Salt.
To pack eggs in salt, use "coarse
fine," cover the bottom of tub first
with three inches salt. On this pla~"c :
:I the eggs, large;nd down, far eiuliigk
apart so they, -vill not touch each
n other or aides of: tub.' Then covr .
)f this layer entirply with salt; follow by
y another layer of eggs, 'and so on until
e the tub is full. Keep in h cool dry
. place.--B. G. Buflington, in New Enig
a land Homestead.
Rlienovating Feather .
On washday when the bbiler has
soapy, steaming water in it place a
stick across the top to help support-:.t
the bed, pillows or whatever contains.
the feathers. Arrange the bed nicely
over the boiler; it can easily be done
by doubling. Turn the bed, that the
steam may thoroughly permeate all!
parts, then hang or ex'pose in the sunm' .:" =1'
and air. This will not enliven feath
ers, but surely exterminate moth.
Nice Way to Serve Oranges.
Here is a nice way, though just a
little troublesome, perhaps, to serve
oranges. Make a rich, thick syrup of
sugar and water in which you have
boiled orange peel till it: is- 'tender.
Put the peel aside to uise · ieeie dried .'
for seasoning other things. Select.
large, rather tart oranges, peel and
divide them into single sections with
out breaking the skin. Drop a dozei I
or so of these sections into the boil
ing syrup at a time, leave a few min
utes, andvthen lay on a sieve to drain
over a deep dish. Treat all the sec
tions this way, and by the time you
have finished the lot the first batch
will be ready to dip again. It will
take about half a dozen dips all around
to do the business. - When cold serve
piled'up in little glass dishes.
True Rulttle for~Cooking Potatoes.
So simple a thing'as a potato is in
sulted by half the cooks in christen
dom. When potatoes are to be boiled, '
pure and simple, only a vandal will
peel them before cooking. Potatoes to
boil should be of uniform, medium
size, so that one will be all that one
person wants to eat; and not any more
than healthy appetite will demand.
'l-ig them injures the flavor for "
boiling. 'Thieysogul3 be smooth and ,
plump, and should be scrtibRs wit
a clean sea-grass brush that is used
for no other purpose. They should
soak for half an hour in cold water
before being put in boiling water, and .
should not.cease a good steady boil in
a covered vessel until they are ready
to serve. Pour off the water, and set. o
on the back part cf the stove with the
lid off to let them dry thoroughly be
fore serving, and then you will have a
nice, mealy potato well worth. the
trouble you have taken. The same, '
rules should be observed for baling,
The oven should be moderately hot,
increasing to ti good heat rapidly,. :
When done, which you ascertain by
testing with a fork, take in' -a napkin
and break the skin, on one side, to let
the steam escape, drop a lump of but
ter in the break, if you like, and re- .
turn to the open oven for a moment..
or two, till ready to serve.--Washing
'ton Star.
Gravy Omelet (Mrs. McKinley's re
cipe)-Make a plain omelet, fry, and
dish it, up upon a hot platter; have
ready one large cupful of good beef
gravy; heat this very hot; add one
teaspoonful of minced parsley; pour
over the omelet and serve.
Cardamom Cookies-Three eggs one
pint of sugar, half a pint of shorten
ing (half butter, half drippings may
be used), one saltspoonful of salt, one
fourth of a pint of milk, two teaspoon-
fuls of baking p.bwder sifted in witlh I
the flour, two tablespoonfuls of car
damom seed, flour to roll oit'thiin; cut
into rings, and bake a delicate brown. :
These.proportions will make a week's
Baked Asparagus-Boil until tender
two bunches of asparagus; when cold
cut into inch pieces; lay in a buttered
vegetable or pudding dishf cover wit "'
a sauce made of two tablespoonfuls of
butter, rolled in two of fib
two cupfuls of boilin r. this,
and season lf teaspoonful
nkle three tableepoonful. t
each of grated cheese and bread crumbs
over the top and bake alight brown.
Orange Jelly-To make.. .a clear
orange jelly, soak one-half a package
of gelatinie in one-half cup water for
an hour; strain one cnp and a half of
orange juice into ia 'bowl; add one cup
ful of sugar, one cupful of water, the
juice of one lemon and the beaten
white of an egg; put the mixture into
a saucepan, with the soaked gelatine,
and heat until the sugar and gelatine
are dissolved; strain through a coarse
cloth intoa' inold; a nice way to serve
this jelly is in baskets made from the
orange peel.
Southern Batter Bread-Three cup
uls of cornmeal, half-cup of boiledl
rice (cold), one pint of boiling water,
one teaspoonful of salt, one table"
spoonful of lard, three eggs, one cup
ul of sdmr milk, one-half teaspoonful
of soda; sift meal, salt and soda to
gether,. stir in the boiling water and
beat in the lard and rice; now whip in
the beaten eggs, lastly the sour miilk;
pour into a well-greased bread pan
and bake about thirty minutes in a
moderate oven.
SHam Macaroni--Quarter of a pound -.
,f macaroni broken into inch bits and
boiled slightly in salted water till
bender; drain, and place in the dish in
which it is to-be served. MIake a gravy
f one leyel tablespoonful of butter,
dhe same of flour, and three-fourths 1..
>f-a pint of milk; when smooth add
,ne well-beaten egg, season -ith. half ::
· saltspoonful of ted pepper 'iad oii ..
f -mustard; lastly, add half a piint f '
inely chopped lean ham; mix thi .
sauce with the macaroni and browi o,.
he top in the oven,. ,.
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