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. ., .-t "" . -t " t jf M(. '( ,- 'Ji ' 1 . THE SUN DEMOCRAT. x JONES ft JACKSON. Publishes. HAPPY AS THE DAY IS LONG. Through the sunny bygone days of early life, In a garden sweet and wild. Knowing naught of sorrow knowing naught of strife Played I as a little child; Sporting with the sunbeams, romping with the breeze. Dancing to the redblrd's song, Xaughlng at the blossoms falling from tho trees t Happy as tho day was long! This has been my motto, through the fleet , Ing years: "Never mind the shades of night. They but show there's sunshine Never mind the tears. They aro only dew-drops bright." 'Mid the blooming flowers of tho summer day, This Is still my care-free song: "Earth Is but a garden, I'm a child at , play , Hippy as the day Is long!" in the royal garden of the Prince of Light, Flowers blossom through the years; Vet each shifting shadow hints of earthly night Ev'ry dow-drop hints of tears. There, throughout the endless, golden sum mer day. This shall be my heartfelt song: Heaven's but a garden, I'm a child at t play Happy as the day Is long!" S. Q. Laplus, In Ohio Farmer. BREAKING OF THE JAM. Copyright, 1S97. ( "I ain't my own man. I know that," fiuid Jerry. "I've heard the boys talkln' about it when they thought I was lis tenin to the trees. Yes, I've heard 'em whlsperin' that some day I'd do some thin crazy with my gun. Well, mebbe I will mebbe I will, if I hev' to live anywhere but here. But I couldn't no ways hurt a little kid like you," Jerry laid his "huge hand gently .on the head lot the boy curled on the log- cabin's hearth "a pore little sick kid like you." He lifted his rifle and looked aloug the barrel toward the boy. Ills linger was on the trigger. The doctor opposite started to his feet with a word of alarm; then he sat down again. One glance at Jerry's face convinced him that, whatever Jerry's failings might be, shooting tick boys was not one of them. "Of course you couldn't hurt him," Bald the physician. "In fact, I hope you'll help me take care of Jim this winter. We are here because the city is not tho place for a boy who has had pneumonia. Tlieso oldAdiroudncksnnd tho Oswcgatchlo rhcr, and you for 1 guide, Jerry, make Jim as strong U as a bear before sprlng,.and 1 "Ever sco n bcar?" asked Jerry, laughing with pure delight. "Ever see a bear in the neatest trap in the woods? You let the kid come to-tuorry and I'll bet I en show him one." Jim sat up and shouted. Jerry's face was as simple and glowing as the ,boy's; then it clouded, and a vague sad nesH crept over the docile mouth and ,thc somewhat vacant eyes. "Don't you forglt I ain't right," ho said, slowly and anxiously. "I'd forglt it tho boys didn't let on. They laugh because I den't dost git nway from these mountains. Ye know I stay here always, and I'm related some woy to the big Windfall up yonder, an' to the river on' all. Once I went to town, and I got so lonesome an' cranky I wanted to knock ev'ry blamed fool I met. They got In my way, an they talked too much. The trees here don't git in your way nor talk too much. In course, them popples along the Windfall gab ble consld'ble, but they ain't exactly trees. They jist grew after that storm blew the real old fellers down. Think of that for wlndl Oh, ef I'd only been here then!" A light flashed into his eyes, nnd he lumped to his feet, walking restlessly to the door. His hound pressed after lilm and followed his handsome, mus cular master out into the forest. Ward, the owner of the log house where Dr. Mason and his charge hiul , arrived that day, turned to his guest: "It's queer about that," he said. "Jerry In a high wind and Jerry In a calm are two different men. Ye wouldn't know film when it blows. He's smarter than lightnln' then; there ain't no cobwebs in his head nt such times! But calm or storm, he's allays the strongest and best guide in tho woods. lie just can't rget lost or tired, or mixed on tho 'weather or the place to find game. Everybody likes Jerry, ef he ain't his own man, and ye can't put this boy In caref uller hands than Jerry Wade's." Evidently Dr. Wade agreed, for, as the winter passed, Jim spent more and .more hours with Jerry. In the lumber camps Jerry was the strongest, best tmtured worker among the men. Dur ing "slack" days the pair hunted, trapped nnd snowshocd together, and Jerry came to love the boy as he had never loved any other human being. Jim was as dear to him as the forest or the beautiful Oswegatchic. Tho cold weather broke suddenly with warm rains. The river rose, carry ing hundreds of logs down stream until they caught upon some rocks, forming dangerous jam a quarter ot a milo Above the Windfall. Then the river .t froze again, and the men could wnlk on the ice almost to the foot of the tangle at logs. I But one morning a warm south wind rose, increasing to a violent windstorm as tho day wore on. The softened ice began to pound against the jam from above, and the loggers stood Idly about w olting for the break. On the Windfall tho Sien could scarcely stand against the raging1, shrieking wind. Late in the day Dr. Mason came, asking for Jim. Behind him, Pierre struggled, breath less and pole. "Boy ou river!" he cried. "Cornel nurryl" Running to the bank, they saw Jim clinging to a rock far up tho stream. Evidently he had wandered along the Ice, ignorant of danger. They beckoned him wildly, but he was now panic struck, and would not move. The shores opposite him were rocky and steep, and spiked with drift wood. The men stood at the only spot where he could reach land. But none offered to go to him in tho face ot almost certain death. As they waited, there came a sudden pause, a moment when the wind rested, and the Oswegatchlo boomed less threateningly against Its barriers. It was the moment to rescue him, and the men faced each other. Then they shrunk back with pale faces. Why throw away their lives? A moment later the wind swept with a grim roar along the path which it had mowed through the forest 40 years before. The great Windfall was like a tunnel opening on the river, where already the log jam creaked and swayed. Jim might live to be swept into that whirlpool with its craunchlng timbers. Sickened and trembling, they awaited tho dreadful event; these men who braved dangers dally were cravens now. There was one one only one more a man in such a storm; but he was a mile away in the upper camp. They thought of Jerry with a com mon impulse. "He'll be wild. He'll say we was a lot of" "Go after Jerry." Tho speakers paused, for along the footpath Jerry was coming rapidly to ward them. The great muscles of his arms and chest knotted beneath his red shirt as he breasted the wind. Ills sup ple stride brought him quickly to the "ALL RIGHT, OLD MAN, DOC'LL CATCH YE." bank. There was a gleam in his wild eyes, and he lnugbed aloud in the pride of mastering the gale. The angry river wns as detir as the currents ot his own roused blood, and he longed to test the great strength of his splendid body or find a problem for his crowding thoughts. Life and spirit tingled with in him. ' Suddenly his glance fell upon the ex cited faces of the men; and then he saw little. Jim. He stood among them, speaking quietly, but with .stern con tempt. "Waltin' for simple Jerry?" he said "You was" he 'hesitated and did not say "afeared." "You was common- sensed not to risk it. Give me your pole, Pierre." There seemed to be something in his shining face which separated him from them. George Ham mond icit it, anu DeganawKwarciiy: "it ain't In man's power to save the kid. Ye don't sense it, Jerry. We can't let ye go tomorry ye'll see " George re treated, Jerry confronting him, calm ind white. "I am my own man," he replied. "Give me the pole." With the steel pointed driver in his hand he waited an instant, summoning all his powers ot mind and body. He looked smiling ly at his silenced companions, easily master ot himself and them. Running lightly forward, he drove tho pole into a fallen trunk and vaulted far out on the ice. The men on the bank watched breathlessly, "He'll do it" "Look nt that!" "The wind" "ne can't movcl He's hurt! He can't move!" But he was not hurt. A new sound, a deep, ominous roar, had made him pause. He understood it well., The jam was breaking, audin n few hundred seconds the" wreck would be upon hlra. Ho remembered how fearful the tu mult was, and how Jnke l.enry had lost his footing the previous spring when the logs went out. When Jake's foot" slipped he was a doomed man; there was yet time for Jerry to turn and run for life. But the wind swept down nnd buffeted him, and its rago entered his heart. Tho huge mass ot timber and ice quaked aud groaned and the noise of tho surging water was louder. Jerry glanced again at the pitiful figure on the rock, and sprang toward it, run ning as the watchers had never seen a man run before, ne shouted to Jim to stand ready; and Jim, though he could not hear, understood. With his friend near ho began to recover from his numbing terror. As the jam moved with its first long, grinding swell, Jerry reached him. "Come on I That's the way. Here ye be, old fellow. Don't let go. Efyoudo ef you do " Now there was a sharp, splitting, tear ing sound above the dull roar, which told Jerry that the jam was breaking from top to bottom. He leaped faster, his face fiercer and very white. Jim could feel the iron frame gather itself convulsively. Only a few hundred feet now, and they would be safe. Ahl That was nobly done. The men cheered wildly. Jerry ran like a deer before the dogs, but the water pursued even more swiftly. There was a fearful crash and a cry from Jim. He saw a black wall of water and jagged logs hidden In foam rolling down upon them. The ice be neath Jerry's feet split to right and left; it was moving, and he stumbled twice. But with three jumps he could reach the shore. One brae leap, an other, and the ice cleared. Now a wide lane of water swirled between him and safety. George and tho doctor were standing waist deep in the stream to help htm, and he gathered his strength for that last leap. The gap widened and ho saw it could not be done with Jim as a handicap. He must toss the boy over first. Jerry's foothold was now only n pitching block of Ice, caught on a temporary obstruction. As they bat- anccd, Jim clung to his friend's neck; nnd tho big fellow smiled at him with hip old, sweet kindliness, though to-day his eyes were brilliant and his face was strong. "All right, old man," he said. "Let go and Doc'll catch yc. Don't be scart." The wind, water and logs screamed and crashed all about them. "Nowl" cried Jerry, and threw Jim straight into Dr. Mason's arms. They law him stagger in the attempt to re cover his footing. Again and again ho clinched his hands and crouched. But he could not jump. The ice, oscillating from his motion as he threw Jim, sagged and careened beneath him, until tho steady feet failed and he fell face downward. The men groaned aloud; u few turned nway, and others ran into the water to help him. He had been swept beyond human aid, however, and tbey could only watch him die. They saw him whirled into the water, as the block of ice broke into a thou sand fragments; once he faced them and waved his hand. In his face was the light they had seen as he strode along the path ten minutes earlier. His arm sank, and he was carried into a 'clear place. All about, ice and logs plunged nnd reared through the foam, but some whim of wind or current held them from the drowning man. The river he loved wns kind. For on in stant they saw his blond head above tho water and his hair gently lifted by the stream. Then ho sank quietly, and tho logs hurled themselves over the spot whero he had been. When Dr. Mason tells this btory he says that, as he views it, Jerry was his "own man" when ho died. charlotte; kimdall. WOMAN AND HOME. CARE OF FOOTWEAR. Tho Proper Things to De Dane and How to Do Tneni. Take care ot your shoes a little care costs nothing, is so easy, makes them last longer und looks better. It pays to have two pairs of shoes, and wear each every other day this way they never become perspiration soaked and they last much longer and the wearer is healthier. If the feet per spire, sprinkle a little powdered burnt alum in the stocking. Perspiration rota leather. Don't allow any acids or ualt liquids to touch your shoes acid burns and salt rots the leather. When the shoes aro wet, dry 'em slowly don't put 'em on the stove, in the oven, on the register or radiator; don't put 'em near the heat let them dry by themselves; too much heat seams the leather and cracks the life out of li the shoes will crack and crumble. Sweet oil rubbed on shoes when dry will soften the leather. It black shoes have a reddish or musty color, apply sweet oil and the color will soon come back. When using dressing or black ing use the leant you can you will have more luster the shoes wear longer. Always keep the heels straight this relieves the strain and makes the shoe fit the rubbers bitter and keeps the rub ber from wearing out at the heel. Don't let the sole become far gone before re pairing. Don't have stiff soles put on because they are cheaper. The uppers ure not as good as new, and will not stand tho strain. When taking oil the shoes use the hand and not the foot. Unlace shoes all the way down there'll be no taking off and putting on strain. Button shoes should be buttoned up whether on the foot or off that keeps tho shape. When you put your shoes away for next season's wear stuff them full of cotton batting, pressing it in as hard as you can. That will keep them from curling up. Don't put rubbers awuy with leather goods, as the leath er oil will blister the rubber. Patent leather shoes will be kept in a warm place. Don't put them on when tbey ore cold. In cold weather look out for them, and don't go out doors until they have been on IS minutes. Braidson the bottom of the skirt wear out shoes more than velveteen. Always have chocs long enough short ones hurt the feet throw the shoe out of shape force the upper from tho sole. When buttoning a shoe, don't jerk the hook over too quickly it may cut the button-hole. Boot and Shoe Recorder. EGGSHELL FLOWER VASE. A Ilcally Dnlnlj- mill Pleading Pre rul for llniltr Miirlilnir. Gifts of lloucrs aro to specially ap propriate to the Easter season that the accompanying design ot a little vase to hold tlicm, made of an eggshell, nnd thus adding the Easter symbol to the fragrant resemblance, will doubtless be welcome to many readers. The top of the eggshell is irregularly broken and three white beans are gummed upon tho other end to serve for feet. The whole is then covered with gilt paint and decorated with a tiny land scape painted in oil colors. Those who Lave no skill to do this, or who con alder it scarcely worth while to put so much labor on so fragile an article, will find the effect very pretty it the SmU .&&&&.. -,-. ;, -F--, EASTER BASKET .AND VASE. gold paint is used simply to gild the bean feet, to border the broken top of the shell, and here and there to place a dash on tho white surface, thus giv ing the Easter colors. Or the word "Easter" could be written with gold paint diagonally ucross the shell. Filled with a bunch of violets, this would be a dainty present tor Easter morning. Mary J. SafTord, in Chicago Record. Where to Keep the Floor. Flour is one of the cooking materials that often receive no thought as to where they shall be kept. Many houses are not provided with a store closet, and a barrel of flour is put In the corner of the kitchen behind an outside door "to have It out of the way and not fill up the pantry." Dampness affects flour, mak ing it close and heavy; besides flour will absorb the odor of many things as quickly as butter, so it one wishes to be cure of good and light bread and cakes the first thing to do is to "fill up the pantry." Make feet ot four small pieces ot wood for the barrel to stand upon, thus allowing the air to circulate around all parts of the barrel. Lenenhock and Humboldt both say that a single pound ot the finest spider webs would reach around the world. SLAVONIAN LAUNDERING. Mangle with a Clumsy Loa- Propelled) by Frail Women. There was once a girl who, a an oldj song put it, "sold her old mangle and bought a planner," but she lived In Eng land, not in the southeastern part ot Europe, so It Is probable that her man gle was less primitive than the queer Instruments of torture still In use by the women of Slavouia and Servla, and. its operation of a less heavy task. Slavonia is In Austria, or rather In h extreme south of Hungary, but its peo ple nre nearly all Servian. Its plain stretch for miles in on endless expanse, of perfectly flat country. Its mud is fathomless. Its women's dally task of scouring nnd lighting against the dirt that the "men folks" bring iu from out of doors on their shoes is never done Between times there is the mangla. This is a stout plank about seven feet long, raised to a height of two feet upon rough hewn logs. The middle of thai plank Is gripped by a framework rising" from the floor to a height of fire feet. mwkSBm SLAVONIAN WOMAN IROIJINa. with three great beams running across it, the whole fastened together with pegs. Upon the plonk are laid two rollers, and on theso rests a halt log of wood just fitting between the sides of the frame. This weight is smooth, on its under surface, rough hewn above, and is provided at each end with three pegs which serve as handles. The ironer, when ready to begin, takes a sheet, for instance, winds it titrhtlv around one of the rollers, and f puts an old ironing cloth around thV outside. Then, lifting one end of the log nnd placing the roller under it, sho works the weight to and fro, untH tho wrinkles are nil presumably smoothed away. Then the sheet in re moved, folded and put away, and tho next "Ironing" perhaps another Rheet or threo or four ton els, or half a dozen handkerchiefs substituted. The sec ond roller acts merely to balance the log, ulthodgh two ironers can work the machine, one at each end. As for "starched things" the "blonchlsseria do fine" with which Trilby was con cerned they nre another story not yet published in rural Slavonia. The woman who Irons is as pictur esque as her tools, when she wears the Slavonian peasant costume. Her shoes are fiat and beelless; she has no stock ings, but winds linen nbout her lower legs and binds It In place with thongs, leaving a space of two Inches or so bare below tho edge ot her kilted skirt ot coarse, undyed linen. Her yellow,', sheepskin jacket is ornamented with patches of red and purple leather, quilt ed on with bright yarns, and her head is covered with a gaudy kerchief. Al most as often, however, she is stripped of her finery, except on Sundays, and wears at her work bedraggled clothing of western Europe's unattractive work-a-day pattern. Care for Sleeplessness. A Swedish servant maid, finding that her mistress was troubled with sleep lessnesstold her of a practice of the people ot her country who are similarly afflicted. It was to take a napkin, dip it into ice-cold water, wring it slightly, and lay it across her eyes. The plan was followed, and it worked like a charm. The first night the lady slept four hours without awaking something she had not done for several months. At the end of that time the napkin had become dry. By wetting it again she at once went to sleep, and it required consider able force to rouse her in the morning. Encourasrement to Servants. Housewives in Norway and Sweden have started a scheme ' to' encourage servants to remain in their places. Mis tresses pay into a general fund what ever, they can afford for every servant that has remained with them for 12 months. The money is registered ia the servant's come, so that when age overtakes her, and she can no longer work, she has a comfortable annuity to fall back on. Extending; Wear of Sheets When sheets have been in use for some time do not wait for them to begin to split, but cut through the center and turn the outer side to the center, neatly, hem the edges, and the sheet will last nearly as long as a new sheet. Bolster cases should be cut in two and mad into pillow cases for ordinary wear. Anatomleal. "I never saw a mun with more ef fusive pretensions ot good will to his fellows than Slyson." "No; but he never takes hold ol man's hand except for the purpose of pulling his leg." Cincinnati Enqairtsf J t V'