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With Toothpicks—A Camp
"2j£L_Not Butter—A Little Nan
nv-Goat—Tackled the. ,,
Tricks With Toothpicks.
Tricks with toothpicks? Why. cer
finty, and good ones, too. And, bet
still, anybody can do them—after
ning how. Here is one that mil
ante old heads as well as young,
thepicks and form them into
nine squares, when they
will looklike the annex
ed diagram. Then ask
your friend to remove
eight picks and leave
only two squares in
stead of the original
aine. If the trick is correctly done the
tight picks bordering on the big out
vie square will be taken away and
ie solution will be seen in the second
diagram, which is here given.
Another little puzzle
|in known as "the three
First form
he picks in the accom
nying diagram and
[then "request your
end to remove three
picks and leave but
three squares. He will
undoubtedly ponder
over the problem for a
long time before he hits
lupon the proper combination, it can
lonly be done one way, and that is
|to take up the central pick in he lower
Iron- and then remove the two picks in
•the upper left hand corner. Then the
I squares will appear as in the fourth
I diagram.
Another pretty but
Imystifying trick is
•styled "the trio of dia
Imonds." It is rather
unfortunate in name,
as it gives a slight cue as
to tne manner in which
the puzzle is done. The
problem is to make four
squares, as in the fifth
diagram, and to change
the positions of four
I picks, leaving three
squares instead of four.
[These must all be
joined together as at
first, and be of the
same shape and size.
Although this appears
easy to solve, yet many
people will find it to be a perplexing
proposition. The fifth diagram, how
ever, shows all you have to do:
Take the'two toothpicks from the
I upper left hand corner and place them
in the same posit ion at the upper right
hand corner then remove the two
picks from the lower right hand cor
ner and place them with the two oth
I ers at the upper right hand corner.
A Camp Bed.
My latest device, suitable for all
service, has been made up as follows:
A mattress body, made up of a piece
of "hair boiler telting," 5-8 to 3-4in.
thick, 6ft. long and 2ft. wide,
care being taken to procure felt
ing not odorous with common glue,
or else the odor is very lasting. This
is cased in ticking of good quality, to
prevent any stiff hair from working
through, tied 5in. apart, mattress
fashion, and inclosed in removable
slip and washable calico.
If preferred, the mattress can be
in two parts 3 to long, as it is
the shoulders and hips that require
protection, and one piece will answer
when portability is an object, or a
friend can be accommodated. The
lengths of mattresses, of course, are
to be proportioned to the persons
using them, but don't get them too
wide, and more, I do not advise
double widths, as usually a person is
more comfortable sleeping alone,
while two mattresses can be joined if
desired. A jpair of narrow, long,
double blankets and a small thin
pillow complete the bed proper.
Some way my ears could never be
induced to fit properly in the seat of a
saddle or the inequalities of a folded
overcoat, and a sun-burned neck does
not rest comfortably in a coil of rope
or block of wood, as I have used and
used on many occasions.
Next have made, or rather have it
made first, as it is indispensable, a
sheet 7% to 8ft. square of light water
proof duck, the same as is used in the
best canvass hunting suits, and also
a sack of the same material 18in. long,
and 12in. wide, the latter to act as a
receptacle for extra clothing, toilet ar
ticles and the ceteras always requisite,
to^be used as a supplemental pillow
In packing the articles, the canvass
spread out and matress thrown in
the middle, blankets folded in quar
ters and placed at the head of mat
tress, with pillow and sack on top.
ihen fold the canvass sheet carefully
and roll the package, commencing at
head, int a neat and compact a bun
dle as possible, securing it with two
straps made up in shawl-strap man
nu'i ^"?ht "Og chain around the
whole, with padlock, passes it as
chekable baggage on allrailroads with
I have had dealings.
Thus you have all your belonging in
one bulk, free .from rain, mud, dust
and burrs, and ready for boat, wagon
or pack, excellent as a substitute for
stool, and with partial opening of
the roll it gives.a comfortable place
ror a siesta. night place the mat
tress neaar one end of thecanvas. so
the loose part can be drawn pyerm
case it is needed to keep off dew, ram
or wind, fot if jtr® Jjaveto rain vfery
hardf igfopd .jrun .the deejwr
so water will not run under it.
and the canvass is properly tucked at
foot and side.
Give your bedding all the air and
Bunshine possible, and if you are in a
section where ticks, bedbugs pr other
pests of a biting nature abound,
sprinkle a quantity of insect powder
over your bedding when rolling it, and
you will not be troubled at night.
Of the many uses that can be made
of the canvass sheets it is needless to
speak, as they will at once be ap
parent, so I will finish with one word
of advise: As you have a place for all
your tricks and traps, keep them in it
and don't disturb your mates by al
ways looking for something.—Forest
and Stream.
Not Butter.
A bright woman, who makes it a
point to find out in what subject the
person to whom she is introduced is
interested, and to lead the conversa
tion speedily to it, had an amusing
experience, which she relates with
great glee. A dinner was given by an
intimate friend, and she whispered
hurriedly to her hostess, who had in
troduced "her to a preternaturally
grave man who was to take her in to
dinner. "What does he like to talk
about best?"
"Butter!" said the hostess'^ lips,
with a meaning smile.
It seemed a strange subject, but the
tactful guest brought the conversa
tion around to it, and as she after
ward said, "talked as to know good
butter when one saw and tasted it
was one of the most important things
in the world!"
Her companion did not seem inter
ested, and the conversation first
dragged and then came to a stop. An
other effort, and then the lady give
up the task, and devoted herself to
her neighbor on the other side.
The "butter" man was obliged to
leave, pleading another engagement,
the moment the dinner was over,
much to the evident regret of his host
"It's too bad lie could not stay
longer, and talk to us," lamented the
hostess to her friend. "He's such a
charming man. I knew you'd be just
the one to get him in a good mood for
talking, and then I thought we could
all reap the benefit."
"Charming! That man!" repeated
the guest. "Why, he scarcely opened
his mouth though I racked my brains
to make the 'butter' question attract
"Butter!" ejaculated her hostess in
dismay, "f said 'Buddha!' I supposed
of course you knew he was a high au
thority on the subject? What must
he have thought?"
"I fancy," replied her friend, dryly,
"that lie thought he had hold of an
advance agent for some agricultural
show."—Youth's Companion.
A Little Nanny-Goat.
A small girl—a very small one-Avlio
did not shine particularly in the way
of goodness, was attended by a nurse
maid who was a simple, honest,
religious girl, always mindful of her
duty and this duty, she felt quite
sure, pointed to the reforming of the
little heathen committed to her
On Sunday afternoons she often
took Miss Nellie to a meeting that was
held in the basement of some place of
worship, and the surroundings were
very plain and doleful, but the preach
er was an earnest man, and, to
Hannah's great delight, her young
lady listened to him with much
attention. The words, "Now, my
hearers, I will give you a little anec
dote," were frequently used, and then
would follow some incident by wayof il
lustration. Nellie always looked so ex
pectant at this announcement, and lis
tened with such eager attention to
what followed, that Hannah's heart
bounded for joy to find that the
troublesome child was so seriously im
pressed. Her eyes filled with tears, and
she failed to notice the look ol disa
pointment that spread itself over the
small maiden's face after each anec
Finally the pent-up feelings came to
the surface and one afternoon as
they were walking home, Nellie indig
nantly exclaimed, "That man's an
awful story-teller, and I sha'n't go
there any more!"
"Tut, tut!" said the horrified Han
nah that's very wicked, Miss Nellie.
What ever makes you talk so?"
"Cause he is. He's been saying
ever so many times. 'Now my hearers,
I'll give you a little nanny-goat' and
he never gave anybody one! I don't
b'lieve he's
got any.' '-^Harper's Young
Amusing the Little Ones.
It takes very little to amuse small
children if people know how to set
about it, and the elder' brother or sis
ter left in charge of some fractious
lumps of humanity should bear in
mind the fact that nothing is so
Soothing as employment. To find
that he or she is really doing some
thing "like big people" will act like a
charm, and few occupations are so
absording as painting.
The verrifest toddler can do this after
a fashion, and a piece of iyhite paper
with a square drawn on it will answer
all purposes. The square can be di
vided into two parts, and the child
told to paint one half red and the
other green, or one yellow and the
other bine, teaching it first the differ
ent colors. Then it tnixst be shbwn
how to keep the colors quite within
the drawn lines/ ani ^ot to ^4n ttHe
r*. i* IjV/ 4-
times the square can be divided into
quarters, with a different color in each,
or there can be a parallelogram with.
six or eight colors. V-
It is good practice and when "the
primary colors have been learned,' the
mixing of two colors to produce a
third can be attempted. Tne arrang
ing of harmonious colors will soon
teach the young artist that while
some colors look well together, others
do not.
Illustrations in some book or pam
phlet of no value can next be prac
tised on, while the books that come
for that purpose with duplicate pic
tures, colored on one page and uncol
ored on the opposite one, will be
an endless delight. Outline cards, too,
are to be had, with little books of di
rections for painting them and for
rainv days, or any emergency, these
fascinating occupations will fill up ev
ery spare moment.—Harper's Young
Tackled the Ghost.
A young man who was a servant
at a farmhouse in a very wild district
in Sussex, was sent one night with a
message to Burwash. He was warned
before he started that a ghost was
very often seen near a stile which he
had to cross. He accordingly took
with him a middling sized thick stick,
and said that if any ghost interrupt
ed him he would, by the help of his
"bat," try and find out what a ghost
was made of. As he got near the
stile, he duly caught sight of the
ghost in front of him, glaring fiercely
out of the hedge. He put down his
basket, walked boldly up to the place,
and with his "bat" struck out boldly.
He owned that he then felt a good
deal frightened, for no sooner had he
struck than flames on all sides came
flying past his head. However he
held his ground, and then discovered
that he had smashed into a hundred
pieces an old rotten tree
stump, which
had dried up into touchwood, and the
phosphorous in which shone with such
mysterious brightness in the dark.
He Could Spell.
Grandmaliad forgotten that it was
two years since she had seen one small
member of the family, and that the
child had, in the mean time, done a
great deal toward learning to spell.
"I can't take it!" stoutly asserted
this little Frank, when his mother in
sisted on his swallowing a spoonful of
medicine. "I cant. I can't!"
"Then I shall be obliged to punish
you," said mamma, who had passed
through more than one scene of the
kind, and was beginning to tire of
Grandma did not like to interfere,
but thought she could do so without
showing her partisanship to the boy.
"My dear, said she to her daugh
ter, "why not try li-o-n-e-y?"
"Yes," cried Frank, before his moth
er could answer, "I'd do most any
thing for honey!"
Grandma'sruse had not succeeded,
but he got the honey.
If He Were Killed He Didn't Want
Any Financial Complications.
The road was uneven and there
were numerous sharp curves, and as
the train was running at a high rate
of speed it was anything but comfor
table for the passengers. Sometimes
it actually seemed as though all the
wheels on one side of the Pullman
were off the rail at once.
This didn't serve to put any of the
passengers at ease, but it seemed to
have a particularly bad effect on a
little old fellow near the middle of the
car. He grew more and more nery
ous with every jerk of the car, and
finally called the porter to him.
"How soon will we reach a placp
where I can send a dispatch?" ho
'Bout ten minutes, sah," was the
"All right. Bring me a telegraph
It was brought and he hastily scrib
bled the following message to a New
York broker:
"Sell all my stock in and road
at once and at any price you can get."
"You don't seem to have much con
fidence in the road," said the man in
the next sea t, who had read the dis
patch over the little man's shoulder.
"I haven't was the terse reply.
"You don't think it has much of a
future, apparently?"
"Future be hanged!" returned the
little man. was thinking of the
present and my family."
"Your lamily exclaimed the stranger.
"What has your family got to do with
"Everything, my friend, everything,"
explained tlie little man, "and if you
were anything," of a financier you'd
see it I've got to ride 200 miles on
this road yet, aud how would it look
for my family to sue the road for
damages th*at, if secured, would prac
tically come out of my estate? No,
sir, I'll allow this dispatch twenty
minutes to reach New York, and I'll
allow the broker twenty-five minutes
to dispose
of the stock. If this blamed
car keeps the rails for forty-five min
utes more some one else will be stuck
for damages
if I climb the golden stairs.
And if sne holds the rails for the
wholei 200 miles, I can buy the stock
back if I want it and go back by an
other road."—St. Louis Star Sayings.
•MM Positively the Worst.
"Speaking of Bishop Coxe," observed
the exchange editor, loosening his col
lar, "why doesn't he say something
about that notorious female rider in
The financial edi£or braced himself
firmly, seized a paper-weight, and in
"What female rider?"
"Em Bargo on the American hog,'
answered the exchange editor.
The fiuancial editor laid down his
weajpon, put on bis hai, ahd went.
jsadiy out •It was the
Fam^Ie Immigrant Who Wanted to
Ive a New York Street Car,
Awing the arrivals
a Hamburg
ship recently were a German widow
and her seven china-eyed, flaxen-haired
stair steps. Being turned over by the
authorities to a Germain paternal
society of the city, the widow com
placently sat down upon their tem
porary weekly allowance, awaiting its
evolution by the most natural laws
into a permanent weekly allowance.
Finding themselves very much in the
situation of "Wans,'' who has "an
elephant on his hands." The German
Ladies' Aid Society appointed a
committee to wait upon her Hamburg
ian majesty and propose some plan
ofreasonable investment on the part
of the Society whereby the widow
could undertake the support of her
self and family. She listened amiably
to their propositions of a cow, a goat,
a washerwoman's outfit, but evident
ly demurred at such humble walks
through American life. Finally, being
asked" to suggest something, this is
what she said:
"Efyou blease, laties. dis is wot I
tinks ef you laties would so gute be
dat you call a wisit upon de Mayor of
New Yorruk, und ask would he so
gute be that he give but one of dose
so many sthreet cars dat on de
Broadway strasse run—I kann
nieinselb de horses make to go, und I
will nieinselb see dat you gute laties
wot have so helped me gute, must no
money pay for riten. I kann much
money maken von so many man dat
rite all de day in my sthreet-car."
About Wedding Rings.
There is less change in wedding rings
than in anything else in the jewelry
line. The wedding ring is about the
same to-day as it was a century ago.
The marriage token can hardly be
improved upon. It is a ring of pure
gold. It is softly rounded and if you
hang it on a piece of string and strike
it gently it will ring out an indescribab
ly soft and sweet sound.
Ladies often wear numerous rings
which carry no significance, except,
perhaps, in some instances a
hint of the possession of
wealth. Twenty-five years ago it was
unusual to see a woman wearing more
than one ring on either hand, but
now the more one can crowd on her
dainty digits the better she appears to
be pleased.
While women are most mindful of
the harmony of their dress, they
jumble diamonds, rubies, pearls, gar
nets and other precio.us stones to
gether in ridiculous confusion.
Some Uses of Kerosene.
I fa tablespoonful is put into a quart
of tepid water and this used in wash
ing windows and mirrors, instead of
pure water, there will remain upon
the cleaned surface a polish no amount
of mere friction can give. If a flannel
cloth dipped in kerosene, then wrung
dry, be used in rubbing off dirty finger
marks from paint, the grateful house
keeper will repeat the
experiment often.
To clean and brighten brasses and
copper, wring out a piece of soft flan
nel in kerosene, and with this apply
Put/, pomade to the tanished surface.
When well coated, rub hard with old
linen and polish with dry flannel. The
result leaves nothing to be desired.
The shining brasses of locomotives
and ferry boats ave cleaned in this
manner. For white spots left upon
polished furniture by scalding water,
tea or coffee, rub hard with kerosene,
then polish with dry soft flannel.
An Aluminium Steamboat.
A novelty in boat building is the
tiny steamer just completed for the
Frankfort Electrical Exhibition by
Messrs. Esclier, Wyss, and Co., of
Zurich, and which made a successful
trial trip on the Limmat the other
day. It is constructed entirely of
aluminium, even to the engines and
screw propeller, and is the first vessel
that has been built of the light, ductile,
silver white "metal of the future."
The lilliputian bark is 20ft. long and
5ft. wide, and is driven by a 2-horse
power naphtha motor.' As this com
pact style of engine, when, as is usually
the case, it is wrought out of iron, is
already considered one of the lightest
on the market, the further advantage
gained in this respect when the motor
is constructed of aluminium is obvi
Outburst in the Sun.
A luminous outburst in the sun
was observed by M. Trouvelot at
10:16 a. m., Paris mean time on June
17 last, and has now been fully de
scribed by him to the Academic des
Sciences. First, a luminous spot ap
peared on the disc of the sun near its
western limb. It was of a .golden
yellow tinge, and shortly afterwards
a companion spot appeared a little
above it. The spectroscope showed'
the first spot to consist of a central
eruption, from which volcanic bombs
were thrown to heights above tna
chromosphere, where they seemea to
rest as dazzling balls. A few minutes
later these were-replaced by brilliant
jets or filaments. On the next day,
June 18, at 9:50 a. m., the eruption
was seen to be diminishing, and it
finally ceased at 2:45 p. m. There
was no corresponding magnetic per
turbation observed at Kew.
••-'I'M Coast Fishing.
Dot: "Auntie May, I wish 'oo would
take me out fishin' with 'oo dis morn
-in'." Auntie May: ^'Fishing, dearie?
I'm not going—1—" Dot: "Ess 'ooare,
tause mummiefsaid 'oo was going to
fish all deweek for'Mr. Moniebagges,
an', if 'oo take nie I will help 'oo to
fish for him." Auntie "May (to Mr.
Monieba^ges) VWhat absurd creat-
The Family Recorder?
"That," said the quiet little woman,
as she was showing her guest over the
house, "is my hall phonograph and
family record taker. My husband
and my sons all talk into it when they
come home at night, and each has to
give the hour at which he comes in."
"But mightn't they give the wrong
hour?" asked the visitor.
"Oh, yes but I don't care about
that particularly," said the little
woman carelessly. "It shows me their
condition, and that's what I want,
you know. Now you stick those lit
tel things in your ears, and I'll turn
the switch, and we'll see what the re
port is this morning."
The visitor followed instructions,
says the Chicago Tribune, and then
the little, woman asked her if she saw
the value of it. She said most em
phatically that she did. Then the
little woman took the report herself,
and she grew red in the face as the ma
chine began:
"It'sh 2 g. m.: 'n! I'm glad of it!
Whoopee-e-e. Fuller'n a goat, and
had more l'un than a box of monkeys!
Woop-la, Maria, wow-w! I'll
Then sheshut the machine off and
said faintly:
"George must be playing a joke on
There was more sarcasm than sin
cerity in the tone of the visitor as she
replied coldly:
"I presume so." Then she added.
"But I wouldn't put the family re
corder on exhibition."
To Preserve Flowers.
A charming way of preserving flow
ers is shown by a Boston friend. Take
very fine sand, wash it perfectly clean,
and when dry sift it through a fine
sieve into a pan. When the sand is
deep enough to hold the flowers in an
upright position, take some more sift
ed sand and carefully cover them. A
spoon is a good thing to take for this,
as it fills in every chink and cranny
without breaking or bending the
leaves. When the pan is filled solidly
leave the flowers to dry for several
days. It is a good plan to warm the
sand in the oven before usingit, as the
flowers will then dry more thoroughly.
In taking the sand off great care must
be taken not to break the leaves, as
they are now dry and brittle. Pan
sies preserved in this way will keep
their shape and brilliancy of color all
winter, and many other flowers can
be equally successfully treated—any
thing, in fact, where the full pressure
of the sand comes on both sides of the
lea.f other wise they will shrivel. To
fill in flowers with cup-like shapes it is
better to lay them on the sand and
with a small spoon fill in and around
each flower. Ferns, when preserved
in this way, have a more natural look
than when pressed, and the maiden
hair l'ern looks almost as well as when
it is freshly gathered.—New York Tri
Will purify BLOOD, reprulate
disorder, build strength,renew
appetite, restore health ami
vlgorofyouth. Dyspepsia,
Indigestion, that
tired feeU
imj ahsol utel eradicated.
Mind tirigi. eued, brain
power increased,
hones, nerves, mils*
cles, receive new force.
suffering from complaints pe*
I culi.ir tolheirsexvusin*it,fiui
a sal'.', speedy cure. Returns
rose bloom 011 clicokr., beautifies Complexion*
Sold everywhere. All genuine tfoods bear
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Write at ones and Secure some of
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for a case of Catarrh which they can
not cure.
It's a medicine that allows them to
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Doesn't common sense lead you
take such a medicine?
"An advertising fake" you say.
Funny, isn't it. how some people pre
fer sickness to health when the remedy
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How About Your Mother?
Scrofula or Kings Evil is the most stubborn of all Skin
affections. Whether inheritedorotherwise,itisabIood dis
ease and cannot be permanently cured by anything but
Uy mother was sorely afflicted with Scrofula for three years
duringthattime the glands on her neck burst open in five places. Three of
the_ openings were small and healed right
and break open anew, about every two weeks, always causing severe pain
and often prostration. She was so reduced in strength, that
cocoa wines had to be generously ,used to keep her alive. She commenced
takings. S. S., and improved from the start the first bottle gave her aa
appetite and by the time she finished the
fourth bottle her neck heatodlA
She is now entirely well. Mss. £. J. Bovxu., Medfard, Mai*.
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