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Palo grief camo tn and dwelt with me,
- I saldt "Unbidden guest, thou art
Not welcome i" f aid she : "Verily
Thou and I will never part."
My head was bowed with weight of woe.
My heart was trembling with Its fears,
I could not see the way to go,
Bo blinded were my eyes with tears,
And every thing ryemcd mocking mo,
Tho golden glory of the sun;
And singing birds, and humming bee,
I wished tho weary day yr cro done
When evening shades did softly fall,
I sat within my lonely room,
And seemed to hear a dear volco call
Gently to mo through tho gloom.
Grief fled away, o'en as to mo
The mcssago came that solace brought;
All sorrow banished utterly,
For a diviner Btraln I caught.
It sweetly said; "Heart, bo of cheer,
In Paradise nbovo tho blue,
Where lovo perfected casts out fear,
I wait for you, I wait for you."
Nellie C. Tuclicr, In Christian at Work,
How Our Little Misunderstanding
Was Finally Settlod.
Tit. John is so provol;hint Ho will in
sist that tho beginning of it all was my
singing; that my volco was to him as a
beacon In tho darkness, and led him to
mo, and then the moon camo out and
showed him my face, and' ills heart gave
a thump that sealed his Into.
Tho ldoal I say it was all on account
ot a thunder-storm. If thcro hadn't
boon a storm that spread black darkness
ovor all tho roads ho never would havo
lost his wav, and I nover would havo dis
graced tho whole, family by sitting out
in tho pagoda at almost midnight. And
if there had been no storm I nover would
havo felt llko singing; with mother ly
ing sick in bed up at tho houso. Of
course, ho just insists to tcaso mo bo
causo I havo no moro volco than a mos
quito. And it Is only when thcro is a
great noio about mo that I feel as
though I could sing in a way to make
tho clouds send back tho echoes.
1 Now you can sldo with whichever of
us you happen to llko best with mo or
my great brown-bearded tyrant. Tho
only thing for you to know is that wo
had nover seen each other before. That
I bad been closely confined to my
mother's sick-room all day and so could
not resist tho tempting galo that shook
the trees and inado tho old houso trem
lib. Wrapping up closely, I stole out to
1 Uttlo pagoda way oil behind the
u-lnml, and hero with tho whirling
li n cs ivnd tho crashing thunder, shouted
out at tho top of my voice, of all things,
lb '-rand inarch from '"Tho l'rophot."
' T i, la, la," wero my words, and I won't
be certain that tho tuno was recogniza
ble; but, anyhow, just as a highly tri
umphant peal of thunder and volco
crashed out together, tho moon toro a
big black cloud in tatters and threw her
light on a man who stood directly in
front of me. There is nothing at all
heroic about mo, hut I havo never been
afraid of any thing; and ho had his back
to tho light, so I could not seo his face.
Ho camo forward a step or two and again
WiMvcro in total iarkness.
"1 beg your pardon," said ho. "Thoro
is nothing to bo afraid of. Jly namo is
John lirownlow. I am a stranger in
theso parts and could not find my way
in tho dark. I heard your voice, and
guided by it, reached hero. Will you be
so kind as to direct mo to Mrs. ISrown
low's? Ah, hero como tho first drops of
rain! It is too bad; hut I am afraid J
shall have to beg your permission to stay
hero for to-night unloss my mother's
houso Is not far distant."
It was a long speech for a stranger to
make, but it gave mo tlmo to consider.
"You aro Dr. lirownlow?" I said.
"Thon you aro not such a stranger lo
mo. "Yourmothor is a very dear friend
of ours. It is impossiblo for you to find
tho way to-night, so, If you will, you
had better stay with us until tho morn
ing. 0, no, thero will bo no inconven-
lenco whatever."
So wo started off together, and ovory
now and then I would stumblo. It was
dreadfully awkward, and for tho first
tlmo in my llfo I felt what embarrass
"I think you had bettor tako my arm.'
It was tho llrst word spoken, and wo
wero half-way to tho house. So I took
it and felt moro at easo, and then I told
him how I happonod to bo out in tho
mlddlo of tho night. I oxpected him lo
bo awfully shocked, but bo only laughed
and helpod mo ovor a big branch that
had fallon across tho path.
Tho rain began to fall in earnest now,
and then yo shades of propriety! I and
a man whom I had nover scon boforo
started off on a solid run. And ho dared
to tako out of his pockqt ft great big
tablo-cloth of a handkorchlof, and throw
ing it ovor my hoad, calmly knotted two
of its ends under my chin. Of course, I
was going to bo angry, but ho just
caught my arm and started off again
and thero was somothlng so very well
almost patornal about tho wholo thing
I changed my mind aid laughod
Dr. John inslstod on seoli g mother
,t vory night, and begged that ho
. ht prescribe for her and como to seo
oho really needed medical auvico
'ad turned a deaf car to all my on
Fiuclcsv Mother could not, howovcr,
rnslsr. thnvklnd. stronff man that bent
1 above her, and consented to his request.
Af tor that, bouvohow, It did not soom to
bo so vory sad to Iiavo mother sick, and
I took to putting rrfy front hair up in
curl-papors a porfecly UFele33 ploco of
labor, for I had tho ffnfiieit bang that
grew in all tho country Sound.
Dr. John camo every (Jay, and mother
I ...J U7knVI.It llmo rtimn
for her to bo up and about) onco moro,
was a littlo startled to flr, what a won'
dorful demand her illno- had mado on
my ribbons and ruchlng'1, for only a pile
ol crumpled and polled t'nes met my oyo.
There was nothing vtfry disappointing
about tho reflections irV which I Indulged
as I sorted them overay.d picked out the
most rcspcctablo looking.
Tho summer passed, q'ulckly away, and
although Dr. John ha4 come to pay his
mother "only a flying visit," somohow
ho stayed on. and autumn camo and
found htm still at Silver Drooks and at
our houso vory ofton, I was a silly
young thing, and mother scolded vory
frequently aboutmy absont-mlndednoss,
I would blush vory Ifird all tho while
eho was speaking, and thon rush up
stairs fnto my room and weop my eyes
red ovor a dainty blui satin box that
contained tho rollca of. five or six bus.
plclously familiar withered nosegays.
A day camo which cohynoed rag Qtf
1 bad not' boon shoddlng toays at the
shrine ot bluo satin vihfcqultod. I had'
run ovor to Mrs. llrownlow'o with a
baskot ot fresh laid eggs and mother's
compliments, and found tho old lady
busily mending away at a totn gray coat,
I put tho basket on tho tablo, forgot
what I camo for, and remarked that It
was a warm day. 1 had oh a light shawl
and tho flro crackled merrily on Mrs.
llrownlow's hoarth. Sho looked at mo
ovor her specks and I looked steadily
out of tho window while I untied my
bonnot strings.
"0," sho said, whon sho had looked at
mo closely for half h rnlntito, "you havo
been running, 1 sco by your ted facb, so
of courso you aro warm."
1 did not tell her that It had taken
thrco-quartcrs of an hour to "run" a
quarter of a mllo.
After awhile sho found sho needed a
button that John had told her lay lit his
room on top of h desk.
"Just run up and get It for mo, thoro's
o dcarl It will bo right on top, for John
novor forgets."
So up 1 went, slowly, stop by stop,
fooling as though I wero walking on my
head. I hated to go near lils rooln, and
yet I longed to seo It. What If ho
Bhould como homo nnd find mo in HI
Tho thought lent wings to my feet, and
In a moment I stood boforo tho desk.
On Its smooth, polished top lay tho but
ton, and I laid my fingers on It. Tho
desk was open and a number of papers
and thick books lay scattered about on
H, and as my eyes fell downward 1 camo
as near fainting as havo ovor dono in
my llfo. "Percy, Percy, Percy," scrib
bled all over a visiting card and John
entirely scratched out! 1 snatched tho
button and How down stairs. 1 did not
hear a word dear old Mrs. lirownlow
said after that. All I could think of
was tho card that lay on Dr. John's desk
and of a largo sheet ot paper that lay at
homo in my bureau drawer with "Dr.
John lirownlow," nnd and sometimes a
very femlnlno substitute for "doctor"
written all over It In my own Irregular
chlrography. Thero seemed to bo pins
and needles in tho chair In which I sat,
and I nover know bow I got out of tho
house, 1 only came to after I had care
fully torn up and burned, bit by hit, tho
paper I bad treasured for so long.
Dr. John camo over tho net da', and
wo went oft together for a walk. Ho
gavo mo a great deal of highly Instruct
ive Information about some flowers I had
picked, calling them by all sorts of in-
omprchensiblo Latin names, and I said
yes and no llko an Ignorant school girl,
nd was evidently expecting to find
something in the road. Wu wero coming
back, and suddenly ho stopped talking.
1 Hero was a dreadful pause. Llko a nin
ny, I could think of nothing to say, and
at tho samo moment exactly I stooped to
tho right side of the road and pulled a
reed, and ho stooped to tho left sldo of
the road and pulled a reed, and thon wo
both laughed a little and blushed a great
deal and walked on.
"Percy." Tho namo sounded very
sweet and my heart beat madly, after
stopping for a moment. "What Is tho
uso of all this? 1 ou know mother told
me sho sent you up for that button yes
terday, and you must hao seen .
Littlo girl you saw tho card that lay
If o paused for an answer, but wo kept
on walking. I could, not havo stopped
for tho world, "les."
"Percy, sweetheart, you wero not
Ho took my hand in a simplo fashion
and tried to soo my oyos. I turned my
lieau away. ".No."
Ho put his arm around me his great
strong arm and drew mo gently to him
I lovo you. Littlo girl, will you tell
mo that, too."
I lost my head completely. With n
wild cry I broko from him and rushed
down tlio road, nover stopping until I
reached tho back stoop of our bouse. Ho
wai not far behind mo and I waitod un
til ho camo up.
"Good-bye, Percy." Ho only said that
after wo bad stood Mo by sldo for a long
time. Ills tonowas just as always, only
thoro was a ring of sadness In It that
went straight to my heart and sent tho
hot tears to my oyos. I know ho had
not understood me at all, and, indeed,
it would havo been a difficult matter for
any ono to havo dono that. I was not
responsible for any thing I might do to
day. I loved him, and ho had said "1
lovo you," and I was foolishly ashamed
and gloriously happy. I just throw my
arras around his neck and looked into
his loving eyes and kissed tho dear Hps
and then I slammed tho door In his faco
and flow to tako rcfugo with my old
liluc-satln mend.
Tho noxt ovenlng thoro was a ball at
Mayor Wontworth's. Tom Woods was
going to tako mo. Ho was an old friend
of mine, tho only ono ot all tho many
men with whom I had tried to "bo
friends," who had not mado lovo to mo
I liked him heartily, and wo had grown
intimatoly friendly. Dr. John would not
bo ahlo to como until lato In tho ovon
ing; but, though ho did not dance, I had
promised, a long tlmo ago, to savo
danco and sit It out with him. At las
ho camo and smiled in a happy and con
tented way, whon I showed him tho
danco that I had saved; it camo just
after a galop with Tom Woods. Tom
was ono of thoso splendid but vlolont
dancers who always raanago to get some
thing about them unhitched or dls
ordered. Wo had not gono round tho
room twice, whon I startled him with
burst of uncontrollablo laughter.
"0, Tom, for pity's sake, como outsido
Your cravat Is skating round on your
collar, to inspect tlio back or your head.
"O, bother, nover mind though, that's
all right. Wo'll just finish this dance.
if you pleaso, and then you can fix It for
mo. I moan, you must, beeausomy coat
so tight I can't raise my arm two lnchos.
Vanltas vanltatum, ta ra ta, whatoverlt
Tho danco was ovor, and wo looked
about for somo placo whoro wo would bo
unseen. Tom knew ot a littlo balcony
outsido ono ot tho windows, and
quickly made our way thero, passing by
Dr. John as wo did so.
"Glvomoa pin. Now put your hoad
way over on tho other sldo. Look bore,
keep your hands toyourt olf! Now, Tom
no cheating." Tho pin bent and I had
to got anothor. Thoband struck up tho
noxt danco. I put up both hands, and
had almost put tho pin securely through
tho stiff, starched linen, and wo wero
laughing softly, whon a figure darkonod
tho window ana Dr. John stepped out.
l'or an instant his eyos mot mlno, and
then tho handsomo faco was distorted
by an expression of tho bitterest scorn
In tho semi-darkness ho could sco that
my arms wero upraised to Tom's nock
and that our heads woro very noar.
"I beg pardon. It was not my lnton
tion to intrudo er interrupt. I merely
camo to claim tho next danco. Under
tho clroumstancos, of course, I waive all
"ilanjt the man," burst out Tom, as
soon ea Pf. John stepped, back (nto the
room. "What can hit mean? Ho h
ha! hat hat that's tl good jokb. Tho
ldoa ot bur gpoonlnp, Porcy yod and li
Ho was In dead etrnest, too. Well;
comb Insldo. Ther i's orio good thing
nhmit U niH'uhv- ivni-n'tl tin Hnmh firlo? toams". IS "ndt ir'etiGrall? Mvon much in
follow tho happlor ftr it1' I lolllgeiit ttought tthe matter was vo-y
"No, Tom, 1 am a littlo tired, and I mcany piacoa Deiore mo reccnuv, Daj.
think I'll stay horo. Toll ray noxt
partnor whore to And mo."
I dancod as much as over, and was very
talkatlvo going homo. I did not ory at
all, but lay qulto ettll and wldo ttwalfo
all night! Thb noxt morning t did iidt
look tlrod, either. I had a glorious color;
and my oyos woro unusually bright.
Two days lator I lay unconscious with a
consuming f ovor. Thoso woro sad times
for mother, and thero woro days when
sho hold my hands in hors and breath
lessly counted tho boatings ot tho vacil
lating pillso. 1 had hot been delirious at
all, only ono night 1 had signed contin
ually, and keptcropoatlng; "Good-byo,
ercy," In a soft, monotonous volco until
day-break, l'or tho rest of tho urdo I
was simply unconscious, wnon 1 was
getting hotter, mother told mo Dr. John
had been kind, as only such a dear heart
could be, and kept hor courago up nn-,
flagglngly with his hopes and rollanco
on my strong constitution. Sho also told
mo Incidentally that Silver llrooks air
did not seem to bo agreeing with him,
o had grown so palo and thin.
As for myself I was shocked whon 1
saw tho changes disease had mado In mo.
ivory body called mo tho prottlest girl
n Silver Ilrooks, and, though far fiom
being vain, still 1 found a good deal of
satisfaction In tho bright, rosy Imago
reflected In my looking-glass. Jlilt how
my skin was of a dazzling whiteness,
and my eyes seemed to bo nil over mjr
face, v'hlio tlio light played almost mys
torlousiy on myyellow hah',
The purtydear," old Mother Gerkirts
ad said, wiping tho tears out of hflr
eyes with her apron. "Tho purty dear!
ih, but sho s llko tuo nngcl in tlio pict-
churo In tho chur-ruch."
As soon as I was out of danger Dr.
John's visits ceased. Weeks passed be-
for I saw him again, and thon we only
met and bowed politely and passed on.
And so It happoncd many tlmos, and tho
slow summer draggod on again until
I was sitting In my room ono day,
riting to a distant friend, whon I saw
tho lirownlow man sorvant coming in at ar0 wanted. It took a friend and iiiysolf
tno gate, now it nappencu i uo not
know. In a firm, clear hand was written
on a fresh sheet of paper!
"Dr. John, pleaso como to seo mo."
And I rose, still without a thought,
and making my way down stairs, gavo it
to tho man (ho had como on a mossago
to mother) with tho request to deliver
It right away.
In tho evening whon tho sun had set
wandered down Into tho garden to cut
somo roses that wero rich ana sweet
with tho dew of twilight. Mother had
gono out to a neighbor's, and It was
lonely in tho houso.
I had stooped down low to train a ten
der vino that was straying about for i tho distance to tho ground from tho top
rhelr Yulee-lttttf lo liftteti liorie-th
nalnca 4. Science' in ltielf.
Tho valuo of Weii-malchbdtoamB bver
carelessly raatohod, especially carriage
M. L. lllnes In National Stockman.
"1 want to show you ono of a span of
horsos which I havo purchased. If you
havo tlmo now como around to tho
itablo. It's but a stop." Thus spoke a
(ricndi a prosperous Jowolor, who has a
groat lbvtj foi arid sood understanding
ot trottors"sjBroad8lori. Obliig to tha
stable I wasWown a grandly built bay,
with stralghiBhack, clean limbs, a fine
head and beautiful black mane and tall.
"If I can mato this fellbw I can sell the
span for a thousand easily," said the
Jeweler, "llut whoro Is his mate?
You said you had purchased a span."
1 was Ihbn jlten a littlo lesson In
matched teams;
Tlio spahlh qilealioh ilad booh pur
chased by h -wealthy woman, hosO
coachman knew nothing of tlio art of
handling horses. Tho span wero of tho
samo weight, Stood tlio samo height,
and had tho samo black points. They
wero called a well-matched span, but
they woro not. Tho ono possessed a
straight back; tho other's was inclined
to "sway." Ono was four Inches longor
from center of tho breast to tall than his
mate, and as for tholr beads thoy woro
different In outline. Then thb mato to
tho ono shown mo was, provlous to be
ing ruatchodijjrtven single, and whon
sold had not been accustomed to the
double harness. Tho Coachniaii knew
so Utile bf his business that ho could not
make thb horse keoplh place. Thohorso
was cranky and nervous, and the natural
result was a runaway.
Of courso utter that iho woman ottered
tho span for sale. Sho had paid S?00 In
cold cash for them and accepted of ' I j
Jeweler S4U0 worth of diamonds for thorn.
Ho saw they woro poorly matched, and
sold tho poorer ono to n grocer for (5:250
and kept tho bottor. Ho is now on tho
lookout for a perfect mate, and as bo
has a standing offer of $1,009 for tho
span, onco ho gets a satisfactory mato,
ho can alford to pay H00 for such ahorse
and mako a handsomo profit.
Matching horses Is a science ot itself.
It Is not enough to got horsos ot tho
same general looks. It Urst-class prices
a year to find just tho mato for a hand
somo earrlago horse. In tho moantlmo
we saw hundreds of animals of which
fifty might havo been selected that
would mako fair mates. In matching,
tho oyo of tho true horseman is suf
ficient, but tho inexperienced must de-
pond a good deal on tho tapolino. Meas
ure from tho top of tho bead to withers,
from this point to tho top ot tho hips
and from hero to tho root of tho tall.
Measure tho length of tho legs from
Joint to joint, tho length of tho head, tho
distance between cars and eyes, tho clr-
cumferenco of the body over tho withers
i and around tho flanks. Then mcasuro
support, and when I rose, Dr. John stood
besido mo.
"You wanted mo, so I camo."
Ills volco was richer, sweeter tha
ovor, and camo to mo llko manna In th
desert. I had not realized boforo how
hungry I was for tho sound of It.
"Yes, yes; that is, I " My hands
groped blindly for my head, nnd
pressed It Hrmly between them. A be
wildering sonso of It all camo ovor mo
ot all I had suffered, unjustly, yot
through my own fault. Had I but told
him that day whon I kissed him that he
was all tho world to mo, that I lovoc"
him abovo my very life, ah, thon al
would havo been well!
'John, oh Br. John, it has all been t
mlstako right from tho vory first. .
lovo you, only you with all my strcngtl
witli all my strength 1 lovo you."
I guess wo were both a littlo lusani
for tho next half hour. Anyhow, sign
languago was onough for us just thoi.
and neither spoko a word.
Put Tom Woods? ' asked my grea
big-hearted lover, with a littlo furrov
down tho raiddlo of his forchoad.
I laughed a little, and cried a littl
and and well, I don't caro If I did kls
him. I guess I had all tho right
O John, dear John, If wo had no
both boon so proud, it would havo com
right long ago. That night when who
you found us two together on on th
balcony John, pleaso Uun t look at m
I can't tell it at all, if you do I I
John, wo havo been so vory foolish, bo
of us. I I was only pinning his crava
Dr. John looked for a moment
though ho did not at all understand, a
then our oyes mot, and wo laughed
neither of us had laughed for a yoar, or
ovon In our lives, perhaps. And well
wo might laugh, for thero had been sad
noss enough. I found out, too, that
lovors don't mind pauses In tho leal',
and a groat while olapsod boloro Dr.
John spoko again.
"Little girl."
I looked up at him, and smiled an
shook my head.
"Littlo woman," l corrected.
"Ah, yes, littlo woman. Hut 13 It mj
littlo woman my own?" ho said.
I gavo him sulllclont proof that ho had
not guossod wrong, and on a lovely day
In tho now year Dr. John and I wer
I havo found out slnco that ho is
dreadful toasc, and ho makes mo glvo In
to him In ovory thing, llut tho only
real "dlfferenco" wo havo over had was
when wo wero going to namo baby. I
was mad for fivo mlnutos, and then
well what can I do? Whon I am angry
Dr. John just kisses me, and "it takes
two to quarrol," you know. Richard
Daro, In Leed's Mercury.
of tho head when clovatcd to Its full ex
tent, and don't forget to measure tho
stride. After theso measurements havo
been satis (led sco if tho horsos aro
matched in gait. It not try to ovcrcomo
tho dllllculty, tor that Is an important
matter. Onco got a pair well matched
nnd you will not hunt for a purchaser.
An Excellent Dntlce That Haves Iloth
Time nnd Ijabor
I send you a sketch of a husking
horso I am using, writes a contributor
to Farm and Home. It is strong, light
and handy. I'ig. 1 shows a sldo view,
and Fig. 3 tho top. It Is ten feet long
and thlrty-foursmches wide. Legs two
feet long. Tho sldo pieces are of 1x4
inch stuir.viross pieces tho same, and
legs 1x0 Inch stuff, tapered. Legs aro
bolted or nailed to sldo pieces; cross
no. l.
pieces morticed In; legs braced to sldo
rails. I put a thin board on top to keep
fodder from sagging through. Jly mode
of husking corn from tho shock is as
follows: I put two hands to each team
and wagon, with high sldo boards on
right hand sldo of wagon box, and
small box fastened to the left side of
wagon box between tho wheels.
We placo a wjiolo shock of corn on tho
husklng-horso at a tlmo, and throw tho
merchantable corn in tlio wagon, and
the small nubbins, damaged cars and
seed ears In tho small box. I bundlo
and tie my fodder in small bundles and
lay them to ono side, and then pass on
to tho next shock. 1 claim by follow
ing this plan that I can do tlio work bet
ter, easier and savo tho fodder betlo;
than by any other way; and by husking
direct Into the wagon, I havo my husked
corn every night In tho crib, and savo
having to pick it up off tlio ground
Sorting It at tho tlmo of husking Is
qulto a saving of tlmo. I always place
I.utelt Ktylrs In Fan.
Fans usually match tho gown in color,
and aro In great varloty. Tho most
beautiful, and naturally tho most costly,
aro thoso mado ot ostrich and marabout
feathers combined, with sticks ot pearl,
amber or shell. Nothing has yet been
dovisod moro graceful and ologant, es
pecially whon In tho color of tho gown.
Thoro is nothing in Paris moro attrao
tlvo than tho show windows of a cortaln
manufacture of fans on ono of tho
boulovards. Thoro Is an arrangomont
of stops on which to exhibit theso dainty
wares, covered with dcllcato lace over
satin tho color or tho fan3 to bo exhibit
ed; ono day thoy aro all palp greon, an
other all palo bluo, another mauvo, and
anothor red and gold and black. Thero
aro foather fans of ovory possible des
cription, lace fans, lisse tans with open
work pearls' sticks, all hand painted, as'
aro tho spaces between thom, and fans
mado ot net and ribbons. Fans made in
tho shape of loaves, of flowers of
butterflies all vie with ech otnor lor
popularity. As an additional indication
of the progress of goodt&stethn indium,
is thQ preper Ue. Ladlf lgn Jour
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FIG. 2.
my sood corn whero it will dry out and
not f reezo, and I nlways have good, stron;
I wish to add ono thing moro In favor
of husking diroot into tho wagon in
stead ot throwing tho corn on th
ground. I savo all tho corn that is
shelled oft In husking, which Is lost by
throwing tho corn on tho ground. Fur
thermore, tho picking up of tho corn Is
back-acho job and a dlsagrccablo job,
too, when a snow or rain has fallen on It,
which is often the case.
Dried Japanese Fersliilmon.
Very fow poonle, says tho San Fran
slsco Chvonlclo, aro aware of tho fact
that the Japanoso persimmon, when
dried, Is ono ot the mostrdolloious fruits
lmaginahlo. Thoso who aro acquainted
with this fruit know that it must bo
fully ripe whon picked, othorwlso tho
flavor will not be what It should. But
tho porfectly ripe persimmon is difficult
of handling without damage, and there
fore considerable loss is apt to result.
Experiments made, however, show that
tho Japanoso persimmon may uo used as
readily as a fig, which, indeed, it re
sembles in appearance after bolngcurod.
'ino anen persimmon nas a vory meaty
pleasant tasto, and- will, undoubtedly
as soon as Its oxcellcneo becomes known.
tako a prominent Jplaco among tablo
delicacies. The persimmon ought also
to maKe a Tory acgoptaoio giace irun,
and a good prom: awaits tno msrt-wii
shall tako advantage of theso'.hints and
log ibape.
fchlimtnert Ittfderitlr Da Not Heller Thai
CltanllncM Is Kcil to OodllneM,
Tho Chlnoso, themselTOs, have none
tti tho fastidious cleanliness about them
bf (ho pcoplo 0( Japan. Thby aro satis
flod with baths during tho summer, and
their wintor ablutlcns aro confined to
tho tubblntf bff of tho faco and nock
with aflahhol raff dipped in warm water.
Thoy Bleep at nlgllt in tho same clethos
which they havb used during' tho day
tlmo. and the wator thoy drink is bo-
fottled with tho soworago. ' It is a won
dor that tho wholo ot the Chlneso cap
ital U not nnrlodlflaiir cloanod out by
tfrphbld fever, Bucb. drams
(ftn tianhllf nflfitl. ftflrt tho slODS ol tho
lin,isr.bn1d nrn fitlnil KhHrlklcd Over the
streets In front of tho ildrrfo iii order- td
lay tho dust. This makos llld ans of
eking tho vilest uust mat can do coif
colvod, and It fills tho air In tho sum
mer with fouiness. Tho town has na
wator-works, and clean water Is sold at
tho rate of about a quarter of a cent a
Com'lnir ffoni Japan, as I did, I wa
forcibly struck by this1 attribute Of thb
Chlneso.' Tlio Japanese aro, wunoui
floubt, tho cleanest peoplo' of tho ftorld.
They batho all over two or throe timet
day, and their batris aro always taKon
in tho hottest of hot water' Thoy wasb
tholr tooth and rlnso out tholr1 Hlauthi
after every meal, and both tholr housef
and their person are as clean as a Dutch
floor on a Sunday morning. Tho Chlnoss
pay littlo attontlon to keeping tholi
homes clean, and you will nna tuo oesi
bt mansions greasy and dirty. If on
touid got insldo tho palaco itself I doubl
not that ho would bavb to pick his way
in going through tho streets going tc
tho various buildings, and In tho houses
(if tho fcommon ncbDlo vou will find dirt
ill every corhof bt thb roCm, and at.
ineals tho floor about lh tablo trill
bo covered with Scraps of food fcftd
groaso-spots. Tho Japineso Clothing is
as Clean as tho Skins of tho pooplb who
woar It. That of tho f hlneso Is just the
reverse. You will seo Costly silk gowns
In tho most dollcato colors of bnlO Slid
light yellows with groat long greasfl
spots running from tho napo of tho nock
half way down tho back, which havo
been mado by oily cues resting against
thom. When I called on HI Hung
Chang I noticed that tho collar of his
silk gown was greasy, and his long silk
sleeves looked llko those of a uutciicr.
It was tho samo with other Chinese
mandarins whon! 1 saw, and thb Cbhimon
pcoplo wero oven worso than tho man'
darlns. F. Q. Carpontor, in National
He-covering chairs.
Work tlitt Ciiri lid DonB ti itouscwlvet
us Wrll as by Unholstercriw
It was a large, expenslvo chair, with
springs all over it that needed righting
up, and a now cover. Did wo do tuo up.
bolstering? Wo did, and It looks llko
first-class workmanship. How did wo
uo to Work? Well, In tho first placo wo
ripped oil tho cold, buttons nnd cover;
very cat efully noting how all was put
together. 1 ho memory part is very es
scnttal. Next vo smoothed out tho
cover and measured it.
Juto is qulto inexpensive, pretty, and
said to bo durable H Is fifty-two Inches
wide, and a medium quality can bo
bought l'or slxty-llvo cents a yard. Tho
springs were out of placo In tho scat
and arms, so the cotton cloth cover was
cut open and tho springs tied down. An
upholsterer's noodle will bo nccossary,
ono a quarter ot a yard long nnd straight,
being best the kind used In tying mat
tresses. Put each piece ot tho old cover
on to tho wrong sldo of tho now material
nnd pin them togother exactly whoro
each button went; then turn and tlo, In
a contrasting color of thread, whero tho
pins arc. This will show you exactly
whoro to put tho buttons. Upon tho
accuracy ot this part depended! much
I forgot to mention that wo did not
removo tho covering on tlio back sldo of
tho chair. Find Iho length of string ro
quired to put through tho buttons and
tlo firmly. Cut as many lengths
needed and string a button on each
Cover tho back first. Two will do tho
work easlor than one. Supposing thcro
aro two, ono sits behind tho chair, tho
covor is held in placo and tho needlo put
through each placo whero tho thread is
to tho corresponding placo caught down
In tho chair by tho ono In front, then
pulled through and handed back, thread
ed again and pushed through, then tied
by the ono behind, whllo the ono In
front threads and puts tho needlo
through again.
After the dKIercnt pieces aro buttoned
down, put on tho outsido part, then tho
pull, which I plaited and oicrcast bo
forehand, lastly tho cord. Of course ono
who does not study economy decs not
try upholstering. If thecerd is net worn
it will look as well as now by coloring
it. ISuttons, too, can bo covered; In that
casq a string could not bo drawn through
them and ono mustuso very coarbollncn
thread, double, and put It through tlio
buttons with an ordinary needle, In two
different places. Tho four threads can
bo threaded very oaslly Into an uphol
sterer's needle and tied. Aunt Maggie,
In Household.
i9tt t'" '
Of Over Coats and Clothing of alt kinds
up. Men's suits irotn 50. uu up.
wishing to buy nny goods in uiy lino will save money by palling; at XmMM
store ueforn purchasing clsoffhcro. Dont forgot tho place. afljfes
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Cigars, Woodcnwarc, Ice Clicsts, Refrigerat
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asi Paid for all Kinds of Country Produce..
s sCutlery ;
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Hardware. Tinware. Stoves. Cutlery, Etc. I'.xt-Itislvo ngent-for
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Tho-natives of Alaska are a cold and
ilstant people- Philadelphia. Inquirer
Nkw York, Deo. si, 1889.
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COTTON-Mlddtlng , .... 10U
KLOUll-Wlnter Wheat. jo a tea
WHKAT-.No. 2 Bed KUa 871
0011N No. 2. B'Jfta (OU
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HEEVUS-Kxport Steer 4 M a
Shipping 11 s 00 a
HOGS Common to Select.... BBS a
81IEKI' Kalr to Choice 8 25 a
f LOUlt lMtents 4 03 a
XXX to Choice....- 2 20 a
WHEAT No. 2 lttd Winter... TlVta
COHN-No.2Mlxcd . 22a
OATS-No.2 .... a
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5 13
4 60
8 67(2
6 CO
4 20
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t.- , 'S'-"uriey. 6 80 a io oo
HAY CholcuTlniothy 9 00 a 11 60
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4 80
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6 60
4 40
4 00
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PAILE-ShlpplnifSteers... . a 00 a
HOGs-saios at s 40 a
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COUN-No. 2 . 21W8
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