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Happy Ara Ttmy Wha Can Say.Tftcy
' Hava Lived Up ta tha Pramiaaa
af tha Springtime ama
There is a sadneaa coaect4 with
the fall or the leares aad tha ckin
aaoaths of the year which we have,
all recognized. With the spring, hope
awakens in the heart aad "all things
seam possible," but with the ending
ef harvest we realize how much we
have left andone, how carelessly we
hare sown, how neglectful we have
been in cultivating the tender graces
that make life worth the living. We
all mean so well. We want to walk
sprightly, to be kindly . affectioaed
aae to another, sweet and unselfish in
ear family life. and. faithful -to every
duty set before us; but when wa be
gin to take account of harvest we
realize how far short we have come of
what we intended la the spriagtlme.
Bat let as not be discouraged, how
ever. From the realization of failures
past, let us take fresh courage for the
If any watchful thought ef ears
Can make same work the .stronger.
If any cheery smile of ourt
Can make its brisHtness longer.
Oh. let us speak that thought to-day.
With tender eyes a-glowing.
So God may grant some weary eae
Shall reap from our glad sowing."
It Is a singular thing that fa the
great hospitals aad training schools
for nurses, where everything is sup
posed to be done In tha most advanced
hygienic way, a requirement la the
aurses' ward Is that their beds be
aaade for the day within a half hoar
after the time of rising.
This allows for no alriag whatever,
save the very few minutes while the
nurse is dressing. The same provis
ion holds ia the general wards, where,
the patients are able to be up during
the day. As soon as the patient rises
tha bed is made so that the ward may
. look tidy. Sanitary cleanliness la
this case is sacrificed to appearance
a great mistake, as every good house
wife kpows. There is nothing more
restful than a well-aired bed. It is
act sufficient to throw back the covers
from theoot for a make-believe alr
iag. They should all be taken of
separately, spread over the chairs
aear the opened windows, then the
mattresses turned aad the pillows
shaken and put to air. Every child,
boy as well as girl, should be taught
to do this; yet ia how many families
do children, aad old folk. too. crawl
oat of their beds and leave their
rooms without even so much as open
ing the windows.
Every few years even the best of
mattresses should be pulled apart
aad made over by an expert workman,
then covered with fresh ticklag. As
for the pillows, they may be made over
at home, if one has a closed room in
which to work. Empty the feathers
Into clean sheets, tie up and take out
Into the sunshine, laying them oa
boards or a. table where the air can
get to them. Beat with a light stick
er rug beater, and turn often. Mean
time wash the cases or make new, as
required. After a few days ia the
crisp air and bright sun, the feathers
should be elastic like new. Then re
turn to the cases. Old feathers, when
wall kept, are far better than the
freshly plucked ones, unless they are
perfectly cured. When carelessly at
tended to the quills contain some ani
mal matter that is apt to breed ver
"Lady Baltimore" Cake.
Beat the whites of six eggs. Take a
cup and a half of granulated sugar,
s ci:p of milk, nearly a cup of butter,
three cups of flour and two teaspoon
fuls of good baking powder. Sift the
flour and baking powder together in
to the other ingredients, adding the
eggs last of alL Bake in two buttered
pans for fifteen or tweny minutes.
For the frosting: Two cups of granu
lated sugar and a cup and a half of
water. Boil until stringy, about five
minutes usually does it Beat the
whites of two eggs very light, and
pour the boiling sugar slowly into it.
mixing well. Take out of this enough
for the top and sides of the cake,
and stir into the remainder, for the
Ailing between the two layers, one
cup of finely chopped raisins and a
cup of chopped nuts. This is de
licious when properly baked.
White Wedding Cake.
Cream together two cups butter and
four of sugar. Add alternately two
cups milk and six cups flour that has
been sifted three times with two
teaspoonfuls baking powder. Stir all
well together. -then stir or knead into
the batter two pounds citron sliced
wafer thin, two pounds almonds
blanched and chopped, two medium
sized fresh cocoanuts grated and two
wine glasses white wine. Last of all
fold in the stiffly whipped whites of 16
eggs and bake in a very moderate
oven. Flavor with almond or vanilla.
The Recipe of the Week.
Oyster Salad. Scald large oysters
In their own liquor until they be
come plump and gills ruffle. Drain,
sprinkle with a little lemon juice, salt
and paprika, and let get perfectly
cool. If very large cut each oyster
in half lengthwise, using a silver
knife. When ready to serve mix
with sauce tartare or mayonnaise and
arrange in cups made of crisp, tender
lettuce leaves; garnish with a star of
mayonnaise sauce and a few capers
or chopped gherkins.
A Matter of Spelling.
A trolley collided with a mill,
wagon and sent the milk splashing on
the pavement Soon a crowd gath
ered. "Goodness!" exclaimed a man.
-What an awful waste!" A very
stout lady turned and glared at him.
"Just mind your own business," she
People Without Ideas of Art.
The Kibalans, -natives of Formosa,
are "probably the only race in ..the
world to whom- drawings or pictures
convey no idea whatsoever..- -;.
Mteti fty'CiwlMM Manas Sirs', a
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Oa tha travels f aaeakay from
Seaoa to Heidelberg an amaalag farce
aright be wzitteswA Genua geatle
mea brought from southwest Africa
a tlay moakey welgaiag barely a
couple of pounds. From Taaga ta
Genoa all weat wall with tha LilH
putiaa aaimaL It was a favorite with,
everyoae. aad traveled -free until
Geaoa was reached, whea its troubles
Brought aader the aotice of the Ge-
tastomhoass authorities, it waa
promptly deprived of its ideatity. It
waa ao loagar aa aaimal; it became
a. bird,, and as a bird, oa which 28
cents waa charged, it was conveyed to
the Swiss frostier, where, at a stroke
of the customhouse oalcar's waad it
was transformed iato a cat at the la?
creased assessment of $1.6. and
home by traia to Zurich.
Oa Its arrival there it ceased, .as a
cat, to exist, aad became a mare pack,
age aa Item of laggage that waa coa
veyed to Coastaace for tha
earn of 1 cents.
8tUl as luggage, though
phised from a package into a handbag,
it weat aa its way to Stuttgart where
a great honor awaited it It was, oa
paymeat of 2.4, exalted Iato a dog,
aad it was as a dog that it ended its
Jouraey at the university town ef
Heidelberg. Stray Stories.
CHURCH FEW HIS BED.
Finds Rest far Hie Weary
in Hawse ef Worship.
The Jsaltor of oae of Portsmouth's
largest churches was givea a big sur
prise Sunday morning as he stepped
Into the auditorium after opening the
big front doors to allow of the usual
alriag out He came face to face with
a straage aad tough-looking maa. At
first the janitor feared a touch of the
chills, but he finally brought himself
together and inquired of the maa what
be had been doing.
The fellow said that be bad been an
Jovian; a Bight's rest oa the cushions
of a pew away down froat Saturday
night be was attracted to the church,
by the singing of the choir during re
hearsal. He fouad the door open,
walkedia aad aat down. .
The music had that soothlag effect
and the waaderer fell asleep. He kaew
nothing more until daylight, when be
awoke wondering where he waa at He
said that ia all bis life he had sever
found a more comforahle bed.
The Janitor looked about, aaw that
Bothing waa disturbed and' then al
lowed thestraagertogo. -Pertamoath.
M. Hi( Timaa.
FISH IN NEW PLACES.
WHd Ducks Found to Bear Fish Esse
Ready ta Hatch.
A correspondent from Safil wrote ia
our Jane issue expressing his mysti
ficatioa as to how small fish come to
be ia ladosed waters. A naturalist
suggests aa explanation. He says:
If the wild ducks, etc, of Morocco
are similar to those elsewhere there is
so mystery. For some years there
was open-mouthed wonder as to how
perch, bream and crayfish could get
Iato newly cat dams aear the -Uao-quarie
river ia New South WalesL
"la some cases the water had hardly
aettled after the rata had filled the
dam than the. fish were observed, and
the farmers started a large theory of
This obtained till a Sydney profes
sor chanced to pick up a wild duck
and found its breast feathers and
webbed feet well dotted with fertile
and almost hatched fish-ova, on which
the 'spontaneous production theory
was promptly withdraws." Cham
Size ef Heads.
The average adult head has a dr
cumferance of fully 22 inches. The
average adult hat is fully 6 size.
The sizes of men's hats are 6 and
6 cenerally. "Sevens" hats are com
mon In Aberdeen, and the professors
of our colleges generally wear 7 to
Heads wearing hats of the sizes 6'
aad smaller, or being less than 21
Inches in circumference, can never be
powerful. Between 19 and 20 inches
in circumference heads are invariably
weak, and, according to this authority,
"no lady should think of marrying a
man with a head less thaa 20 inches
People with heads under 19 Inches
are mentally deficient, and with heads
under 18 inches "invariably idiotic"
ITS THE FOOD.
Way to Correct
Nervous troubles are more often
caused by Improper food and Indiges
tion than most people Imagine. Even
doctors sometimes overlook this fact.
A uan says:
"Until two years ago waffles and
butter with meat and gravy were the
main features of my breakfast' Final
ly dyspepsia came on and I found my
self In a bad condition, worse in the
morning than any other time. I would
I have a full, sick feeling in my stom
ach, with pains in my heart sides and
"At times I would have no appetite
for days, then I would feel ravenous,
never satisfied when I did eat and so
nervous I felt like shrieking at the
top of my voice. I lost flesh badly
and hardly knew which way to turn
until one day I bought a box of Grape
Nuts, food to see If I could eat that
I tried it without telling the doctor,
and liked It fine; made me feel as if
I had something to eat that was satis
fying and still I didn't have that
heaviness that I had felt after eating
any other food.
"I hadn't drank aay coffee then in
five weeks. I kept on with the Grape
Nuts and in a month and a half I had
gained 15 pounds, could eat almost
anything I wanted, didn't feel badly
after eating and my nervousness .was
an gone. It's "a pleasure to be well
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich. Read the book. "The
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Joseph Wilgas; Moatpelier, O.
1 feel it my dutytetafl others about
Bean's Kidney Pills.
lag brought kidney
trouble oa me, aad I
suffered, much from
.IiTegular passages of
the .Udaey- secret
.there 'was reteatioa
and at other times passages "were too
frequent, especially at Bight There
was pain aad discoloration. Doan's
Kidaey' Pills brought me 'relief from
the first, aadrsooh lafesed new' life.
I glvey them my 'iadorejseat.(,
Sold by all dealers. W cents-a sac.
Foster-Mileara Co, Buffalo. N. T.
SHOES GO UNSHINED.
Obsver Asmlts Truth
Aa English reporter, fired with pat
riotism oa aeeiag the aasertkm made'
by 'an American visitor that Loadba
ers polished their boots leas frequeat
ly than the people otaay other, coun
try ia the world,' set oat to disprove
the charge. .,
He Visited a number of well-known
shoeblacks at important potato ia
London, but what he learned all tend
ed to confirm the allegation made by
One shoeblack said he had custom
ers who look like millionaires but get
only one shine a week. After hearing
similar stories from, other shoeblacks
the newspaper man took up a position
ia Piccadilly Cfxeas'aai examined the
boots of passersby.
He confesses that of St people who
passed, the .boots of ,- looked aa if
they had not beeni psHsbsd for a
week. Twelve of them bad' their
boots well polished, bat the1 remaining
eight had to be labeled Indifferent
After Oat, nothing was left' but to
acknowledge that tha indictment of
the American had soma fouadatioa.
N.T. Sun.' s-
RUNNING SORES ON LIMBS.
Little GWs Obstinate O of Eczema
. Mather! Says: Ciftfcura "Reme
dies a HeuwsheM
"Last year, after having my; little
girl treated by ''a very proatiaeat
physician, for aa obstinate ease of
eczema, I resorted to the Caticara
Remedies, and was so well pleased
with the almost instantaneous relief
afforded that we discarded the physi
cian's prescriptioa and relied entirely
oa tha Cuticura Soap. Cuticura Oint
ment aad Cuticura Pins. When we
commenced with the Caticara Reme
dies her feet sad limbs were covered
with running sores. Ia about six
weeks we had her completely well,'
and there has been bo recurrence of
the trouble. We find that the Cuti
cura Remedies are a valuable house
hold standby, living as we do, twelve
miles from a doctor, and where it
costs from twenty to twenty-five dol
lars to come up on the mountain.
Mrs. Lizzie Vincent Thomas, Fair
mount Walden's Ridge, Tenn., Oct
Some visitors from, the aorta at
tended service at a colored church ia
Alabama and were much amused whea
the good old preacher referred to
John L and John II. as "John with one
eye and John with two eyes!"
But when he gave oat a hymn be
ginning "Purge Me with Hyssop,"
there was consternation in the choir
and great fumbling around for a tune
to fit the words. At last the leading
chorister addressed the preacher:
"Say. Brother Johnsing, won't you
please try some odder yarb?" Lip
pincott's. Don't be forecasting evil unless it is
what you can guard against Anxiety
is good for nothing If we caa't turn
it into a defense. Meyrick.
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or Iwis Factory, Fasm; HT -
If a maa is really la love with a
girl the redness of bar hair la lavlaf-
rwraUldraa tcctkiMT. oft tlw ,
Every duty which we oaUt, obscures
truth which -wa should have
csRfslly every Ttsttle of CAiTOmTA. .
lbs Ksst Tea
'": World's Geld Freductlew.
Tu" the last StO years over twelve
billioa' dollars' worth of gold is est;
mated "to have beea dug from the
earth. Not much more thaa oae-half
of this la deaaitely kaawa-to be ia
existence ia the . monetary stocks of
the ' globe. .Of this, however, the
United States is believed to hold from
a billion aad a quarteFto a bilUoa aad
Sheer white goods, ia fact aay Ins
wash goods whea aew owe much of
their attractiveaess to the way they
are lauadered, this being .doae la a
maaaer to enhance their textile beau
ty. Home laundering would be equal
ly satisfactory If proper attektioa was
givea to starching, the first essential
being good Starch, which has sufficient
strength to stiffen, without thickening
the goods. Try Defiance Starch aad
you will be pleasantly surprised at the
improved appearance of your work.'
Ladies' Privilege In Leap Y
The ladies' leap year privilege took
its origin ia the foUowiag maaaer:
By aa ancient act of the Scottish
parliament, passed about the year
1228, it was "ordonlt that during ye
relga of her maist bleasit majestie,
Margaget ilkaxmaidea,ladee, of baith
high and lowe estait shall hae Ubertie
to speak; ye maa she likes. Gif he re
fases to tak air to be his wyf, he
schal be mulct In the sum of ane
hundridty pundis, or less, aa bis estait
may be, except and alwais, gif he can
asake it appeare that he ia betrothlt
to aalther woman, thaa he schal be
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She went down to a swell play the
other evening, attired in a superb
white gown aad wearing a splendid
opera cloak. In 'fact, she was stun
ning. As she seated herself, she was
about to remove the long red cloak
when with horror and consternation
depicted oa her face she discovered
something! My, what a predica
ment! She had prepared supper be
fore leaving for the show, aad there,
covering the front of,. the white skirt
was a lowly calico checked apron.
She managed to remove It after the
house had darkened, and the next
morning the sweeper at the Colonial
found an apron under one of the seats.
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RELIEVES FROM PAM
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and franldy, m strictest confidence, tefinw, af your
troubles, and stating your see. We wMsendyoa
RB ADVICE, in plain sealed envelope, and a vaK
uabfc 64-oage book en "How Treatment for Wemss."
Address: Ladies' Advisory Depsitawat, The
i Co., Chattanooga, Teen. . .
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agonies, what misery, what fits of melancholy and the blues, the poor,
miserable sufferers from female disease have to endure, one month
.after another! What wonder so many thousands of women cannot
truthfully say that they are happy! Are you? Happiness cannot be
called complete without health, and health is best obtained by
bchraTQabMx)dzhnxis health and strarth. -Tha doctors
said I had nervous prostration, but gave me no relief.' writes Lizzie Matthews, of ML
Vernon. Ga. "I was sick for nine years. ' I could hardly eat and could not steep. My
back and hips ached, Ivas -ery Irregular and would have to stay In bed two or three
days. I nave used 3 bcftles c Carclul, aixl i
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