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THE EAGLE: WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1895.
15 goose and showed my work to this amateur, who seemed to be interested in it. He was a prolix talker and liked the sound of his own voice. I encouraged this weakness, and presently we were launched in an interminable discussion on art; art in general, art in the past, art in America, art everywhere. Our con versation was soon accompanied by a low singing sound which became a sizzle, and then a veritable sputter ing. The goose had burst in upon the artistic talk. A strong odor prevaded the painting room, and a glance convinced me of my wife's utter wretchedness. But a well l.v.'hned talker is not to be stopped by trifles. Once or twice our visitor looked up, a little startled by the sputtering, and seemed astonished by the strong odor, but I suppose he concluded that the kitchen was inconveniently near, and the discussion went on. When, at last, he took his leave we both rushed to the stove. The singing had ceased; the goose was little more than a cinder. EVE AND THE APPLE. Serpent Said to Have Recommended Ap plet for the Complexion. A modern scoffer, who,' like other RcofPers, has now and then gleams of light, has lately written that the rea ;vn Eve yielded to the serpent was be-a-.use apples are good for tho complex ion, and that he told her so. Whether the argument was needed or not, it is a true one, says an ex change. Nothing in all our varied and fascinating range of fruits holds quite the quality of an apple. A ripe raw apple at its best is digested in eighty live minutes, and the malic acid which gives it its distinctive character stimu lates the liver, assists digestion and neutralizes much noxious matter which, if not eliminated, produces eruptionsof ;heskin. They do not satisfy like po tatoes, complain people to whom they have been recommended ns food, but the starch of the potato, added to tho :-.'.iri)lus of starch wc are always eating, makes that vegetable an undesirable stand-by. The moro fruit wo add to our dietary the clearer brainy and the elenrer skin we are likely to have. Cur forefathers must have felt thia in tuitively, for the chief relaxation of i lew England evenings was apple-eating, and no one has given us much more picturesque putting of this fact than lteecher. Proved Ho Wan Wrong. Relieff, a Russian man of letters, had been implicated in tho conspiracy of 1825 and sentenced to be handed. Ho was launched from the fa'.r.l ladder, when the rope broke and he was thrown tothc ground, severely bruised, but eon a ;ious. He picked himself up and said, ;vietly: "They can donothhigiu Uussia, ret even to twine a cord properly." It ,T.s customary in Russia to pardon the cni'donned after a similar fiasco, but ( n r.olieifs words being reported to tho Vi; C::ar Nicholas and his pleasure de l - 1 d. ho rejoined: 'Trove to him 1 1.::'. Iw is wrong." And they did. EABERRY JACK. A Now Jersey Urink That Enlivens th-Tos-Killing Time. Just at th3 season of the year tho in habitants of liurlington county, N. J., are winding up their big hog and tea berry season, and it is the most joyous of tho year. Next to the prize hog, "teaberry jack" fills a long-felt want, says an eastern exchange. It is a bev crago indigenous to this part of the state, and rarely, if ever, found else where. It is a combination of native ingredients, all of which are raised on tho soil where the jack is made. The formula in not furnished with each bottle, it, judged from its effects, it must have a proof as high as brandy and bo n near relative to the alcohol of commerce. "Teaberry jack" is made out of apple jack, which is kept in a so ;ludeil spot until it becomes a brown i;;h amber and has tho odor of age. In tho distillation and afterward the apple jack is nixed with crushed tea berries, sometimes called wintergrccn plums, or checkcrberrics. They have the same fiavor as wintergreen chew ing gum. The odor is a combination of applo blossoms and mountain tea berries, which is so fascinating that tho amount of alcohol in tho drink is forgotten. There is no burning or harsh taste while the teaberry jack is trickling down the throat; there is none of the rasping which whisky often causes when it Í3 unmixed with water. Yatcr is not needed with teaberry jack to make it palatable; it need3 no dilu tion. Tho natives drink it without water, and its strength is indicated to the eye or the taste only in the size of the glass, which is the ordinary glass of a country barroom smaller in size. Tho teaberry drinker is expected to fill his glass, close both eyes and gulp it down. Tho season for teaberry jack is the hog-killing time iu tho winter, when all the out-door work is done on the farm nnd tho hogs arc fat. Old tea berry is valued most, but it is hard to keep it year after year its taste is so good, and tho inhabitants require so much of it during tho winter. Teaberry jack afreets a man cumu latively. It begins with his toes, which, if he has had eight or ten drinks, begin to be lively and somewhat intoxicated. Ho feels as if the toes belong to some other human being, and ho is some what surprised at the exhilarated condition-in whijh ho notices they are. The teaberry jack gives him the mental power to dkus-iosiato himself from his toca, and to be a spectator of tho way in which the effects of the tipplo start, from his toe3 to his feet, then up to his knees. Thia is the danger uignal, and should not bo disregarded. The native Jerscyman is accustomed to tho effects of thia drink, but to a visitor they are fascinating and insidious. Tho effect, ns it gradually extends upward, is cumulative and sudden. The last thing to bo aíícetcd b the brain, which re mains entirely sober after tho throat and tongue have started on a mad career of inebriety. The tonguo may bo running on at a great rate, while the brain, in sorry sobriety, stands oti hi menial attitude by itself, wondering what is "tho matter with tho tonguo that it is carrying on and making all kinds of speeches. Tho legs may bo dancing, while tho rest of the body is sober and amused at the antics of the intoxicated legs. MAKING THE BEST OF IT. An Invalided I'lahorm m's Ingenious De vice for Continuing Ills Sport. A cheerful example of ingenuity in "making the best of it" is to be seen at an apartment house on Spruce street. It takes tho form of a long, light fish ing rod fixed to one of tho window frames of a room on the third story in such a way that tho line depending from it dangles over the sidewalk a trifle less than seven feet from the ground, says the New York Sun. At the hook end of the lino there i ; fixed a light wire basket and at th.: butt end of the pole there sits an in valid, chained to his chair by paralyr;!.. of the legs. In his active days the in valid wa3 a great fisherman, and, n3 hi. . wife is old and feeble, too, it has bcc-.i the old fisherman's fancy to rig up tin., pole and set it for bites. They come i.i the shape of the morning and cvoni:!;; papers, his mail, messages from o:.'. cronies who know I1Í3 whim, and small parcels from the neighboring trades men, who also know his fancy. When the old Wcltonian is wheeled in his chair to the window in tho morn ing his first glance is down at the basket to see if there is any bite. There nearly always is, and then tin window is opened, no matter what tho weather may be, tho lino is wound i.i on tho reel until ii reaches the end i-hi;; on the pole, and then the "fish" is dex terously landed. Sometimes, so tho neighbors say, the old fisherman makes believe to "play" with the catch; and when, one day, a friend loaded down the basket with a shad that really required a good deal of skill to haul in, the invalid fluheri.ian was so overjoyed when he did land i that he could do nothing but siuilo f . the rest of the day. Tho cold spell ha ; bothered him a little, but when h:,t, seen, during the recent high cold wind: ., he had a heavy fur cap pulled down ov: r his cars, a woolen comforter wound around his neck, fur gauntlets on hi hands, and was hauling in a package of tobacco and a letter with all tho con centrated interest of a true angler buy ing it out with a gamy fish. RITect of . aahlon. How quickly a fashion makes th wheels of trade go round! In a Phila delphia trolley car discussion the other day a man said: "Yes, my brother".; mill is busy. He has orders for one thousand five hundred pieces ahead, and he makes three thousand three hundred and fifty yards a day! lie makes crinoline hair cloth." Now, a year ago this would scarcely have been an item, but the enormous amount of cloth used now in stiffening out tho hems of women's dresses and for lining tho entire back of tho skirt of gown i causes this demand. It is a com promise, of course, between classic folds and hoops that tho crinoline conies in to fill.