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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20. 1904.
IWVENTION OF BEEFSTEAK. LOST LEG HURT HIM. GROWING PLANTS IN WATER. Roman Prisoner of Rank Discovered That Sacrifice to Jupiter Was Excellent for Mortals. Queer Experience of a Llncmnn Wit Claimed That Amputated Limb Caused Great Palu. Healthy and Proline Stalk ot Indian Corn Grows Without tha Aid ot Any Soil. THIS ORDER 7 OF SIX DAYS ON YOUNG MEN'S gI5 oo For SilO OO I T SI $7,080 U I TV'S. IS 00 10.00 Por AH sizes, to 35 breast measure and inclsr. The opportunity to get GOOD GOODS CHEAP. last R. R. TUB PLACE HARDER d 105 BANK STREET. CO, An Old Ma-Oo rite X $ M A U D M U L L E R John Greenleb.1 Whittier i By 3 A17T MUL&i&R, on a summer's day, Raked the-meadow sweet with hay. Beneath her torn hat slowed the wealth Of simple beauty and rustic health. Singing;, she wrought, and her merry glee The mock-bird echoed from his tree. But, when she ffianced to the far-off town, Whit from its hill-slope looking down. And a nameless longing filled her breast The sweet song died, and a vague unrest A wish, that she hardly dared to own, , ; For something better than she had known. The judge rods slowly down the .lane, - Smoothing his horse's chestnut mane. He drew his bridle in the shade Of the apple-trees, to greet the maid, ' And ask a draught from the spring that flowed Through the meadow, across the road. " -She stooped' where the cool spring bubbled up, And filled for him her small tin .cup. And blushed as she gave It, looking down On her feet so bare, and her tattered gown. "Thanks I" said the Judge, "a sweeter draught From a fairer hand was never quaffed." " Hs spoke of the grass and flowers and trees, j Of the singing birds and the humming bees; Then talked of the baying, and wondered whether The cloud In the west would bring foul weather. And Maud forgot her brier-torn gown, - And her graceful ankles bare and brown; And listened, while a pleased surprise Looked from her long-lashed hazel eyes. At last, like one who for delay Seeks a vain excuse, he rode away. Maud Muller looked and sighed: '.'Ah, rati That I the judge's bride might be! He would dress me up in silks so fine, . And praise and toast me at bis wine. My father should wear a broadcloth coat. My brother should sail a paiqted boat, I'd dress, my mother so grand and gay. And the' baby should have a new toy each day. And I'd feed the hungry and clothe the poor, And'all should bless me who left our door."- inm juage looKea oacK as he climbed the hilL And saw Maud Muller standing still. A form more fair, a face more sweet, Ne'er hath it been my lot to meet. . And her modest answer and graceful air ! Show ner wise, and goodras she Is fair. Would ehe were mine, and I to-day, Like her, a harvester of hay. No doubtJul balance of rights and wrongs, Nor weary lawyers with endless tongues, But low of cattle, and song of birds. And health, and quiet, and loving words." But he thought of his sister, proud and cold. And his mother, vain of her rank and gold. 80, closing his heart, the Judge rode on, And Maud' was left in the field alone. But the lawyers smiled that afternoon. When he hummed in court an old love tunei And the young girl mused beside the well. Till the rain on the unraked clover fell. 5 PHkl Who lived for fashion, as he for power. iu ium muxui nearm s Drignt glow, He watched a picture come and go; And sweet Maud Muller's hazel eyes Looked out In their innocent surprise. Oft, when the wine In his glass was red, He longed for-the wayside well instead. And closed his eyes on his garnished rooms, To dream of meadows and -clover blooms; And the proud man sighed with a secret pain, "Ah. that I were fria-n.rafn? .:). Free as when I rode that day, w nor me careiooi maiaen raxed the hay." She wedded a man unlearned and poor, And -many children played round her door. 3et" care and sorrow, and child-blrtli pain, - Left thejr traces on heart and brain. And oft, when the summer sun shone hot On the new-mown, hay in the meadow lot. , And she heard the little spring brook fall Over the roadside, through the wall. 'In' the shade of the apple-tree again : She saw a rider draw his rein, And, gazing down with timid grace. She felt his pleased eyes read her face. Sometimes her narrow kitchen walls 'fStretched away into stately halls," ? .4 ne weary wneei to a spinet turned, f'The'tallow candle an astral burned; And for him who sat by the chimney lug. Dozing and grumbling o'er pipe and mug, A manly form at her side she saw, And love was duty and love was law. -Then she took up her burden of life again, ' Saying only,' "It might have been." Alas for maiden, alas for judge, For rich repiner and household drudge! God pity them both! and pity us all, Who vainly the dreams of youth recall; For cf all sad words of tongue or pen, ; The. saddest are these: "It might have been!" Ah, well! for us all some sweet hope lies k Deeply buried from human eyes; k ' " And in the hereafter angels may K Roll the stone from its grave away! ; I ':& X- X- t I J X-X-X-X-X- "HAVE A GOOD TIME' MOTTO OF FASHIONABLE WOMEN Rev Dr. WILLIAM S. RAINSFORD of New York i HE fashionable woman of today is DEGRADING her- eelf. "Have a good time" u her watchword. By the time she is twenty-five she is not in manj cases fit to be a wife and mother. I know a case in the city to day of a young woman who married five years ago. fihe has not had a child until just now, AND SHE HAS NOT SEEN THAT CHILD, HER FIRSTBORN, FOR A FORT SflGHT. - ; r Four years ago I inspected the hospitals and found that only in ,two was there any visiting worth while being done. I have known jplenty of women who have gone down, down, down, because they would not take off an hour a day to serve their listers. Of course th&y attend board meetings, but think how much more good they could do if they went and sat by the bedside of some poor mother iinstead of LISTENING TO . THE REPORTS of what some one cLtt has tton&J ' ' " Beefsteak, like most other good things, was discovered entirely by acci dent. It appears that Lucius Plaucus, a Koman of rank, was ordered by the Em peror Trajan for some offense to act as one of the menial sacrificers to Jupiter; he resisted, but was at length dragged to the altar. There, says the New York Herald, the fragments of the victim were laid upon the fire and the unfor tunate senator was forcibly compelled to turn them. In the process of roasting one of the slices fell off the coals and was caught by Plaucus in its fall. It burned his fingers and he instinctively thrust them into his mouth. In that mo ment he had made the grand discovery that the taste of a slice, thus carbona doed, was infinitely beyond all the sod den cookery of Rome. A new expedi ent to save his dignity was suggested at the same time, and he at once evinced his obedience to the emperor by seem ing to go through the sacrifices with due regularity and hi3 scorn of the em ployment by turning the whole cere mony Into a matter of appetite. He swallowed every slice, deluded Trajan, defrauded Jupiter, and invented the eefsteak! . A discovery of this magni tude could not long be concealed; the sacrifices began to disappear with a rapidity ' and satisfaction to the parties too extraordinary to be unnoticed. The priests of Jupiter adopted the practice with delight, and the king of Olympus must have been soon starved If he de pended on any share of tho good things of Rome. WOMAN AND HER N03E. PhotosMtpaers Resort to Ma-ny Trlelss to Render Pictures More Beauti ful Tlian Their Owners, "The latest wrinkle raphy of women," said the other day, "is the nance in portraiture. In the photog a leading artist averted counte Inasmuch : as woman's nose, when she directly races the camera, is closer to the lens than any other feature; it is magnified slight ly, which is not desirable. To avoid this we try to retire that organ as much as possible and the only way is to re touch the negative. This is invariably done when the nose is a trifle larger than, perfect harmony requires. A woman with a big nose is the unhappiest of mortals, far more miserable than the man with one too small. The tip of it is always cold, rendering her positively unkissable. Nine-tenths of the pictures I am taking . nowadays have the; head thrown back, exposing the throat, em phasizing: the chin, concealing the pen dency of the under-lip, giving a small, tip-tilted nose, with a fine view of the nostrils, greatly softening the expres sion of. the eyes, beautifully arching the brows, and modifying the forehead. Oh, we can make any woman look pretty in a photograph. That is 'our art" ' . FRENCH HOUSEWIVES' THRIFT Can Blake Money Go Further Than ,. An r "Women In the World Pro bate Court Facts. ' The management of the national finances of France, which are on a bet ter basis than those of any other na tion4 In Europe, find a . counterpart in the methods of the housewives of the nation. It is a fact that the distribu tion of wealth In France Is wider than in any other European country, . al though the, records are not available fb' detailed comparisons in all cases'. How ever, the records, of the courts of pro bate in England and the notarial'rec ords in France afford data for compari son 'between these two countries. In England the 61,233 estates administered last year amounted to $1,440,000,000, while In France 363,612 estates only net ted $954,425,210. In' other words, while the English- fortunes were much great er individually than the French estates, the number of property holders in France were five to one compared to England., This information should be a severe shock to those of the old school who are prone to regard all French peo ple as extravagant and thoughtless, while as a matter of fact they are a thrifty, self-denying race. " FISH THAT LEAVE THE WATER Some Can Their I-.ive a Long Time Out of Sfative Element-The "Stare-Aoout." William Dusser, a telegraph lineman of Las Vegas, N. M., fell , from a tele graph pole about a month ago, sustain ing injuries which necessitated the amputation of his right leg. The severed member was buried, but Dusser insisted that it was paining him constantly and that there was somehting between his toes. ; Attendants at the hospital tried to turn his mind from what they supposed was pure imagination to other matters. But he asserted, with greater emphasis, that the amputated leg gave him great pain.- . ;;; He grew so persistent that the under taker who buried it was consulted, and asked to take it up and examine it. The other day the leg was taken up and ex amined, and Dusser's claim that there "It is commonly supposed that all fish' die very soon ,after being taken from the water. There .are exceptions, how ever, to the rule. There is the "stare about," a kind of goby that at ebb tide walks calmly up on the sand banks erect on two huge, fore fins. With his gigantic goggle eyes he keeps a sharp lookout for crabs and such things as are left behind by the receding water. Then we all know, says an exchange, that eels can wriggle, snakelike, miles across the meadows to other ponds and rivers. In Holland carp are kept all winter hung up in a net and sprinkled only oc casionally with water. The Indian "shake-head" is quite happy even when his native pond dries up, and lies torpid till the next rainy season. The flying gurnard will kep ahead of an ocean liner going at full speed and fly for many minutes in quick successive flights of 300 yards or so at a time. So, granted that the average fish prefers water, some of them, at any rate, can do very well out of it. Oiled Roads. TheTe are 950 miles of oiled roads in California. This state was the first to make use of crude petroleum oil in road improvement, it having thus far hardly passed beyond the experimental stage elsewhere. It has been, however, a marked success in the west. Country Life In America. To Prevent Rust. If steel grates, fire irons, knives, etc, be lightly rubbed over with vaseline, they may be left without fear of rust during summer holidays or any length of time. The Horse and His Food. The horse, when grazing, Is guided en tirely by the nostrils in the choice of proper food, and blind horses are never 'known to make mistakes in their diet.- COMPLAINS OF GREAT PAIN. was something between the toes was ver ified. ' : ' - ::- ," ' ., ' The undertaker carefully washed the offending member straightened it out, and dressed it , Dusser now claims that the leg gives him no more pain, and that that which .was unbearable is now removed. The most astounding statement that the man makes is that when his leg was taken from its grave he - was sitting talking with some friends, when; he not knowing: that the undertaker was car rying out his wish at that time, suddenly exclaimed: "I feel the cold wind striking my leg." , . ,He noted the exact time, and after ward asked the undertaker about it, and his-clalm was confirmed, because the leg was disinterred at the very time that he said -he felt the cold wind strike it. : . Dusser is a man of Intelligence, and while many in the community are skep tical he is so sincere that his convic tion is shared by many. "A CANVAS-BACKED CLAM." European Lady Traveling in America . Thought She Saw That on the Bill ot Fare. ! Traveling 'on tjoe continent of Europe with a." party .of young Amerieans, writes Thomas Wentworth Higginson, in Atlantic, I was witness of their dismay at being assailed from time to time by friendly , English fellow travelers with such questions as these: "Is it not very lonely in America?. Are there any sing ing brds there? Any wild flowers? Any bishops? Are there booths in the streets of "New York? .Do people read ! English books there ? .. Have they heard of Ruskin ; and how ?" These were" from the rank and file of questioners, while a very cultivated clergyman lost caste somewhat with our young people by asking, confidently "Are Harvard and Yale both in Boston?" a question which seemed to them as hopelessly benighted as the remark of a lady just returned from the wonders of the new . world,. I who had been impressed, like all visit ors, with the novelties offered in the way of food at the Baltimore dinner ta bles, but still sighed with regret at hav ing been obliged to come away without eating a "canvas-backed clam." THEY HUNGER FOR PRAISE. "Praise is sweet," remarked a certain toiler, to a Philadelphia Record re porter, "yet it sms to be against the rule of many business houses. Perhaps they fear'you'il demand a raise If' they compliment your work. Why, even a friend of name, who is engaged in win dow decoration, says he wants to be told if his work is satisfactory. He dreams of it all' night, when it doesn't give him a nightmare, and he works at it all day. He longs to be told when it is effective, but he has to be content with the fact that, as he puts it, he'd be fired if it were not satisfactory. As for me, I design these doll dresses and other dainty things, and also arrange them for dis play. I long for praise when I feel that my labors have been crowned with suc cess. But, alas! my firm also pursues the clam policy perhaps it is the best policy in spite of the fact , that I'd work the skin off my fingers to try to exceed my best work If only that were praised." ' South Bo 11 dins More Stills. The official report on North Carolina textile mills, just issued, shows 289 in operation, these being in 50 counties, with 44,253 looms and 1,514,137 spindles, as against 276 mills the year previous, with 38,501 looms and 1,743,431 spindles. In spite of the loss caused by the high price of cotton the southern mills gen erally are reported in a prosperous con dition. The development of this indus try has been even greater in South Caro lina than in North Carolina, with Geor gia, Virginia and Alabama making ex cellent progress. If the building of mills continues at the present rate it will not be many years before the cotton of the world is manufactured In the section where it is grown. Baltimore Sun. It would surprise a Massachusetts farmer to see a healthy, prolific stalk of Indian corn growing from a vessel of clear water, but such a spectacle is now often presented at the Harvard botanical gardens, says the Boston Advertiser. For years Prof ; Goodale has been experimenting with different plants and different chemical sub stances to determine just what part they play in the necessary nourish ment of plant life, and it Is a result cf these experiments that plant growths can be made to flourish with their roots entirely submerged in wa ter, without the least particle of soil.. Of course, this knowledge cannot yet be applied to commercial purposes di rectly, but it is applied Indirectly by the farmer who learns what chemical agents are valuable as fertilizers or stimulants to plant life. - Indian corn has been mentioned as an illustration because it has been the most conspicuous, but there are In numerable vegetables and even shrubs and trees which thrive in water which has a deposit of certain chemical sub stancf" such as chloride of potash, sulphate of magnesia, phosphate of iron, phosphate of potassium and some of the nitrates. ' With the use of these It ha3 often been found that a plant will grow, even though the water in which its roots rest may be partly frozen. - The chemical elements are just as active, and the growth shoots upward in its natural manner. For Saturday and Monday. Free, $5.00 worth, 50, Green Trading Stamps with This Order at 67c 1 lb Butter, 3 lbs Milk Crackers, 2 lbs Ginger Snaps, 28c 25c 14c 118 SOUTH MAIN ST. Telephone 711-4. RACE WITH A RABBIT. THREE YEARS' LABOR COST. A Fine Piece of Mexican Drawn Work Entirely Ruined Just After Its Completion. i To spend three years upon a piece of work and then, by the simple overturn ing of an inkstand, ruin it - all is not 'conducive to good spirits, but such was the case of a Germantown woman who for three' years worked unceasingly upon a piece of Mexican drawn work, says the Philadelphia Record. A few days ago marked its completion, and it was laid out upon a table to await the inspection of a purchaser, who had of fered a sum far beyond the, limit of what one would imagine fancy work to be worth in any quantity. The , proud owner ofthe work was suddenly awak ened from a nap by a scream from her little daughter, and, looking . . at the drawn work, imagined she was in the midst of a nightmare, for. the greater portion was dripping with the black contents Of the inkstand, upset by the little child. Chemists and drug stores were telephoned to. for recipes and arti cles for removing the stain, and after using a quantity of acids the ink had faded away, and whenxthe drawn work had been placed in the sun to bleach, peace was partly restored In. the upset household: When it came to bring in the precious piece of linen,' the first touch made It practically dissolve into nothing, so thoroughly had the acids eateri into the fabric. T; ' Lieutenant Governor of Virgrinf Wins a Contest Unique in the . ' , History of Sports. . Joseph E. Witlard the dignified lieu tenant governor of iVirginia, has proved himself the fleetest footed man In the Old Dominion, having beaten a rabbit in a race in which neither was handi capped.' ; CoL Willard is young and active. He is fond of hunting. Furthermore, he Is tender-hearted, disliking extremely to hurr'anythingi''"1 vii ; The rabbit was discovered in an open field one morning by the lieutenant gov- NOT WHAT WAS EXPECTED. Acetylene uu was vucorerca uw ins; Experiments for Something ' Else; Then by Accident. Like many other things now in gn eral use in commerce and the arts, the discovery of acetylene gas was due to accident A Mr. Willson, a scientific . experimenter, believed that nearly all metallic oxides could be reduced to a metallic state by heating them to an extremely high temperature by the voltaic arc in the presence of -free carbon. Aluminum has been success fully reduced in this way. Mr. Will- son wished to obtain metallic calcium! He therefore mixed a quantity of quicklime ' with pulverized v coke and brought the mixture to a high tem perature by the action of the voltaia arc. v He expected to obtain a whits metal, but instead he appeared to pro duce nothing but slag. This wat thrown into the yard one day at nocn, when the boys were having theU luncheon, they picked up these bits ot slag and threw them at each other. One piece fell into a pail of water and produced a bubbling effect and a, strong odor. This attracted Mr Will son's attention, and upon investigation he found that the strong smelling gas was extremely inflammable; Further Investigation revealed that it was pure . acetylene gas. LEAD IN INVENTIVE ARTS. STRANGE CUSTOMS OF OTOES. Cat Seeds of Fond Lilies Their Fa , vorite Meat Is Polecat An Ex citing; Rabbit Hunt. Employes,; Male .and. Female, Want Something More Than Money Com pensation for Their Work. Matt Duhr, an Oklahoma Indian au thority, visited the- Otoe tribe near Red Fork recently, and these, says the Kan sas City Journal, are some of his com ments .-: -y ; ' ' "The Otoe dancing hall is a fit place for heathen to worship in. It is a hor ribly decorated round house. The or chestra consisted of one thing, by them called a drum. Poundingt with a sledge hammer on the bottom of an empty pork barrel would make just as doleful noises. "The pagan religious services were suddenly and roughly disturbed by a redskin espying, a jack rabbit in1 the distance. Most of the Indians forgot their worship and "chased the long eared , scamp. .They pursued .it for about four hours, when the cunning ani mal took refuge in the thickets on the margins of Red Rock creek. "Lots of the Otoe squaws are now gathering "the seeds of pond lilies and Sig the nicely tasting roots of the fa mous plants. . Large quantities of the tender pond lily pods are gathered When green and are boiled and greatly rel ished. Polecat venison appears to be one of the favorite meats eaten by the Otoes. They neyer eat possum cr eels and give, pretty good heathen reasons for their repugnance to or veneration of these creatures. : "Faw-Faw, chief of the Otoes, dresses in costly civilized apparel, a huge tur key feather adorns his enormous slouched hat, and ej.ch of his cheeks has a large blue star tattooed therein." -v HELD' 'UP' ' THE ' TWO HEADS. ernor, and might have been killed with out difficulty, but Col. Willard declined to take any mean advantage. He laid his gun down and said: "If that rabbit can beat nie running he ' can go wherever he chooses." Then he stirred the 'rabbit .up, and there was a race across the field. Col. , Willard gained steadily and, just be fore the fence was reached, succeeded in catching the rabbit by. the hind leg. i Residents of Connecticut Hold the Record for Useful Creations Ac- ' cording to the Records. . Fish Farming In Chinu. . , Tbe Chinese are 'great at fish farm ing, and one of their little dodges for hatching young fish is ingenious. ' Tak ing a fresh egg' they sucn. the contents' through a tiny hole, and refill the egg with the. eggs of the. flsu they want to hatch. y The. .hole is, then sealed up and tne egg' placed under a setting hen. In a very few days the fish ova are so fa advanced that by breaking the shell Into moderately warm water the little fish spring to life at once. - No Hod Carriers In Japan. in iapa.u were arc xiu uuu-uaiiicia. j The' mortar" Is "mixed, in the street; one man makes- -it -up - into j balls of about six 1 pounds weight, - which he . tosses up Into the hands of a man who stands ! upon a ladder about midway between ' the ground and the roof, and be in turn tosses it up Into the hands of the man wTm stands upon the roof.. ' ;.' Z Jt Cotton Mills. ; More than 300,000 people in Massa chusetts are dependent upon the cotton mills for their living. ' v The Inventiveness of the Yankee has become proverbial the world over, and among the Yankees those residing in Connecticut easily carry off the palm. During the last 20 years by the patent office record Connecticut has led every state in the country In inventiveness. except In four separate years when it stood second In the list. ..There , is scarcely an article in.oomm6n use about your house that-is not made In Con necticut, from the hinges and locks on the doors to the billiard table, th clock on your mantel, the sewing ma chine in the workroom, your silverware ' your' gun, your bicycle or automobile, your piano &nd piano rlayer and many such simple things as ; axes, nails, kitchen hardware, knives and forks and needles and chains. If there be anything that you cannot trace to Cca necticut you wifl:flnd that the machJn erv tor maKine it or tne nrsi snaitivi of raw material come from that stats. The letter box you pass on the way t your office and Uhe typewriter In us there, the ship in the harbor and th railroad train you ride in all have the Connecticut stamp on them somewhere. Penalties of Wealth, Wealth has its penalties. , You never hear of a poor maa spending his money for dyspepsia tablets. Chicago Daily News.-, ,v.:. , : , "' ' .. In Xcw Trk. A lady doctor in New York has opened a room for the cure of diseases by lis- ' tening to music. Interesting. ' Some lies are so interesting that 1$ Is a pity to spoil tbeaa by' investlga tion. Washington (la.) Democrat. O Be&ia the Signature . cf , : : SITOHXAi r lha Kind You Haw Always BciigR . f , i i, i ' ' ' . ' ' . . i il i. . . ' l$'h&. W I '-yf?sA Vfv'A' Vi'L-j,. ' a. . ' f ' 111 m- ' ' ; Enchanted Waves. There are some curious superstitions concerning waves. The Arab sailors be lieve that the high seas off the coast of Abyssinia are enchanted, afl whenever they find themselves among them they recite verses which they suppose have a tendency to subdue them, IltiDrj (Up 4u popular favor because of its good ness- its unvarying quality, keeps it up. Over a million sold daily. Cremo 5c. anywhere. It's worth it anytime. . ,. :- , . -, ..?-' V1! , itil.M , i ttM.JF .. t-. r rr... . . mm , mm V v.. J . llLf T- .11 sr J