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Advertising i. to business what etesra pow r. is to machUiery-th grand motive power. Macaclat. There 'U but one wayorontalnlng busiais -publicity; but one way of obtnliiins; public ity advertising. - -BijtcKrooi). ' VOLUME .6. TiPilTiOil la called the "Father of Diseases." It is caused by a Torpid Liter, and ia jeneraly accompanied with LOSS f PETITE, "SICK KEADACSt, v BAB IEEATB, Ete. To tres constipation successfully It is a mild laxative and a tonic to ; th digestive organs. By takkig Simmons Liver Regulator you promote digestion, bring on a reg nlar habit of body and prevent Biliousness and Indigestion. - "My wife was sorely dUtreswd with Comtipa lion and coughing, followed with Bleeding Piles. After four mouths use of Simmons Liver Regulator be is almost entirely relieved, gaining strength ar.d flesfc." W. U. Liwkk, Delaware, Ohio. ; v J aKVEiiY PACKAGE-Sft Una our Z Stamp In red on wrapper. J. H. IIEIUH & CO., Fuiiadelpbta, Ft. The Hall. Mali closes for Pendleton, Portland, and nil points east, except the Dukotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin, at 5:30 p. in. For Walla Walla, Spokane and North Paci fic points at 7 5 Mail arrives from Pendleton, Portland and the east at 7:45 a. m. Prom Walla Walla, Spokane and North Pa cific points at 8 :5 p. m. Office hours General delivery open from S a.m. tog p.m. Sundays, 8 to 11 a. m. Money order window open from 9 a m. to 4 p. m. Gko. Hansell, Postmaster. tODtlR DIRECTORY A F. & A. M. NO. 80 MEETS THE . First and Third Saturday Evenings of each month. Visiting bretheren cor dially invited to visit the lodge. . 10. 0. F. NO. 73, MEETS EVERY . Friday night. Visiting Odd Fellows in good standing always welcome. ARO. U. W. NO. 104, MEETS THE Second and Fnrh Saturdays of ach month. L. A. Ccithens, Recorder. PYTHIAN, NO. 29, MEETS EVERY Thursday Night. PR0FES3I05A1 CAED3. ji a sharp, " v Physician and Surgeon. Calls promptly answered. Office on Third Btreet, Athena, Oregon, ; . j ( TJR. CARLISLE, f , PHYSICIAN & 8UESE0N. V V. Calls promptly attended to day "or night. Office: Main Street, Athena, Or. , D1 R. I. N. RICHARuSON, wl'EBATlYK I'KOSTII KTIC DENTIST. VTHENA, OREGON. W. & CR. Ry. Co, in connection with . NORTHERN PACIFIC R. R. Forms the QUICKEST AND BEST ROUTE Between Eastern Oregon and ashington and Fuget sound Points, as well s the Popular and direct Line to all Points East & Southeast Pullman Sleeping Cars. Superb Dinning Care. Free 2d-Class Sleepers. THROUGH TO CHICAGO VIA THIS LINE Passenger train of this Company ore run--i. r iiiug regularly between Daytir Waitsburg, Walla Walla," Wash, and Pendleton, Oregon. V Making cldse connections at -Hunt's Jn nation with Northern Pacific trains for Taconin, . Seattle.-Victorla, irth," Ellemaburgb, North laKima, ntsco, Bprague, uneney, jJaven port, Spoksne, Butte, Helena, St. Paul and Minneapolis. AND ALL POINTS EAST. TOUR!STS-StEEPIKO-CABSif For Accomodation of .Second-Class Passenger AUache,to Ex- ' press Trains 'A ' " w.F.WAMSLErl "l Gem Fr't and Pas. At W alla Walla Wash W.I. TYLFR, .' - : -f i ' 'i J ; Prea. and Ucn'l Mimaser. ; -" J. A MTjlRHEAD. Agent Athena, Oregon. SOMETHING iHEWI Prof. Lane, the artist, has leased rooms over the FirEt National Bank which he has converted into .. STUDIO :. and is now prepared to instruct a large number of students in oil painting and free bund pencil draw ing. Nice quits rooms. Prices reasonable. BARTHOLDIS STATUE. Even as a mother, when the twilight falls, rvith flaming candle high above her head Peers from her cottage door and softly calls Her loitering children who too far have strayed knd smiles to hear their shouts come through the gloom, rVavlng her flaring light to guide them home Jo standee thou great statue from thy height Streams oat one constant welcome o'er and. o'er While alleft serfs and exiles catch thy light lad pull with eager hands for freedom's shore. Their homes are foundod on our prairies free, rhey build their fanes within oar moan tains' shade - ?r, southward, nestle neath the orange tree, roe to abide where'er their feet have strayed. No more we see the stinging lash cat deep The dusky flesh of supplicating slave, Ko more through cypress swamps the blood hounds creep ro hunt him to his master er his grave, though black, though white, of high or low de gree. rhe hand that feeds thy watch fire now ia free. Great, grand, majestie monument of love, A. burning altar by the sounding sea Hispah Imploring God to watch above Between our banner and the fleur-de-lis. Jaye Jacques in Youth's Companion. FANCHETTE. ' A tlip of a girl with slim, yottng shoulders, childish form and shy, rosy .face half avoiding, half inviting the gaze this was Fanchettei Fanchetta Hugot they called her in the village, where old Mother Hngot was well known. But Fanchetta shook her head. She was no kith and kin of Mme. Hngot, that she knew, and Jacques knew it also Jacques, with his bonny brown head and bright, bold face and gray attire, which marked him of the better class; Jacques, who loved her better than she loved the turkeys which iha tended, and swore that every dark hair of her head nnder the red turban was precious to him. Jacques' father called her the little turkey tender and threw her a coin from his carriage as be passed. But Fanchette treasured the coins and made herself mare beautiful in her lover's eyes with her finery ribbons that matched the blue of her eyes and roses that rivaled the carmine of her dewy lips. When Jacques took her in his arms and told her that he loved her and let the light of his beautiful eyes shine in hers, she forgot the whole world just for that one moment. She forgot to wonder that God should let his creatures suffer so; that be should distribute blessings so unequally. She forgot that old Mother Hngot was a hard mistress and forgave her the bruises on her poor body and the unkind words she used toward her. She mounted into heaven when Jacques put his arms about her and she could lean her head for a moment on his broad shoulder. But these opportunities were seldom granted her for sinking her soul in Lethe. There were cows to milk, and the pigs to feed, and the turkeys to tend, and when she could finally slip away to her lover. whistling impatiently round the corner of the lane she had but a few moments to spare from her mistress, who was Im patient the instant the girl was out of her sight " , They used to watch the moon come np sometimes, round and fiery and glowing In the soft warm sky, and Jacques would claim a kiss for every star that appeared in the, heavens as they watched. Ah, Fanchette loved the stars! One shone into her little casement at nightand she always thought of Jacques when she saw It, and his kisses seemed to her again laid on her lips as she fell asleep with her eyes axed on the distant light. Fanchette was very faithful to Mother Hugot, who grumbled at having to keep her and called her shiftless and a good-for-nothing. . But Fanchette knew from the tiny gold locket aronnd her neck and from the embroidery on a bit of a gown Mother Hugot had shown her that she was Jacques' equal at least, and she al- ways looked for a delivery to come to her in some guise or other. Every morn ing when she arose she would say, "Per haps today my deliverer will come," and every night when she went to bed she prayed, "God, I thank thee that lam yet alive, for I know thou wilt send me a great blessing tomorrow." So when the fairy godmother finally lid arrive Fanchette was the least sur prised of any of the village. -f When Jacques met her that evening in the lane, he laid his head down against tier to hide his face, out of which the jay light had faded. "You are going away " he cried, "to be a great lady. You have a title; you will live in a palace. I, poor Jacques. what shall I do? I think death would not be difficult" ; "I shall come back, Jacques, in a year they have promised me that and then We can be married if you are waiting for me still.. Parting is but a test of true love. Don't give your kisses or four love words to other girls to make the time speed faster, my own Jacques, tf I feel that you are all my own in deed wd in thought, there will be no sting in the sadness of our parting." Jacques lifted np his head. The moon me up lightly over the late lime trees wd shone upon his boyish face." ,"I promise," he said, solemnly lifting his hand on high,tnd then he drew her lark head against his shoulder and pressed her lips with his own. "In a year from tonight I will meet f ou here. Oh, Fanchette, my love, my wn, yon will not fail me?" "Never, Jacques, if I come to rags. I will keep my word. If I come to a beg par, still I will meet you here." "Remember our star, iranchette. Ev ery night I will look for it, and when you see its rays you will know your Jacques is dreaming of you and praying for your return." , - ; When the sua chased the shadows froti. he earth next morning, Fanchette was lu- .ny miles away. She went to a palatial home. She gowned herself in satins and saw her self bedecked with jewels. She grew more fair than a poet's dream, and she danced with nobles and was attended by aristocratic dames. She was still Fanchette, and at night she loosed at the star she loved and Oiurmared the prayer of her childhood's flays. Every heartbeat was for Jacques, ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. very tear for Jacques, every smile for Xacques. She knew not if he were dead r living. When she was of age, at the md of the year, then she would know. Her beauty expanded. Her eyes were deeper, her form rounder, her skin Inner, with a glow like polished marble. She carried her head with a saucy tilt, her lips melted into smiles, her cheeks dimpled. They called her Fanchette the lovable. When 11 months had passed, she put her arms about her newly found father, the murmured Jacques' name with an i ltonation like a ringdove in her voice, ! a frown corrugated the old man's fcuudsome brow. He flung her aside. "Ingrate!" he cried stormily. - Fanchette kissed him sadly and crept away. Just at that moment she longed for the starlighted land, the coins that Father Badeaa threw to the poor turkey driver and the curses of Mother Hugot with aheartsickness that terrified her. She never mentioned Jacques name again. She stole frora her home one night at the hour of 12. She paused be yond in the corridor and gave one glance behind at the luxury wrapped nest she had quitted. She saw the gilded panels, shining mirrors reflecting painted ceil ings hung in roses with a frieze of cu pids, soft, rich carpets and lace hnng bed where dreams of Jacques had cir cled round her drowsy head. She saw her tiny satin shoes, subtly suggestive of indolence and with a touch of personality seeming to cling about them still as they lay discarded on the white fur rug before the scented fire. Her glance wandered to an open chest of antique wood hard by, heaped np with the choicest treasures of the milliner's art Here a fan coquetted with an opera cloak, there a dainty ball gown spread its flimsy flounces over a Parisian bonnet laden with purple violets. - She dropped a tear, she burst Into a sob. Her woman's heart cried out after all this luxury. Her better nature whis pered Jacques name into her ear. The tear became as a rainbow touched by her smile. She turned and fled, crying. "The world is well lost for love, my Jacques! I cornel I come!" In the old familiar tryating spot at last, waiting for her lover, she echoed those words. She crouched down and kissed the turf and the 6tar eyed mar guerites and laughed to herself softly and gleefully. ' She heard his step at last. She arose with a new shyness born of her fresh beauty and her solemn joy. "Jacques!" "What, Fanchette! You! What! Fan chette in the rags of the turkey girl?" he stammered. . ' " . "Oh, yes. Jacques, yes! The turkey girl, Fanchette, whom you love. Not the lady Fanchette ever again! I am yours, Jacques, yours!" Ho dropped his hat from bis hand. His rugged face paled and his lips quivered. She thought his joy unmanned Htti, He put both hands over his face and stood so, abashed before her dewy eyes. She brushed his hands with her red lips and whispered to him: .,, ."Look up. my Jacquesl Surely you will speak to your own Fanchette? Oh, fie, friend Jacques, tears for joy. for sooth! Methinks that is worthy of a woman. What! Will you not look at me? They say that I am greatly changed a beauty, Jacques, your little Fan chette! Are you not glad?" ' She was sobbing and laughing and clinging to him, the moon showing her dimples, and her soft, quivering lips, and her new great beauty to him in a maddening way. Her hair fell around him, her warm arms were laid upon his shoulders, she was leaning against him, delicious in her womanly gladness. But he did not touch her after the first invol untary caress. He dropped upon one knee at her feet and laid his face against her hand. - . ' Their star on high looked down upon them benignly. , :; 5 "Look, Jacques, look our star! Oo not kneel to me, my own Jacques, do not, I pray! See, it is smiling at us it is happy, too. The year is past, is past, Jacques, let us thank the good God to gether. But first will you not kiss me? Am I to sue for it, then? Dear friend, do not givo way thus. I am here, close beside youi Jacques. I will never, never leave you now, love, unless you bid me go?" "I bid you go." - The voice was hoarse, agonized with deathly anguish in its modulations. "Jacques!" "I am married!" ' He canght her, held her to him as her eyes closed and cursed himself. "Fanchette, Fanchette, look np and listen! My God, I hate myself! I mar ried Rosamond Cartier six months ago. I thought you would not come back. Father influenced n.e" "Don't!" Fanchetto said. She seemed more beautiful than ever when she stood up again. But Jaques could not bear to look at her. She slipped away from him over the grass toward Mother Hugot's house.."" "Come to our house, Fanchette." he pleaded. 1 But she shook her bead, lifted the latch and went in. She is the turkey tender once again. She sees Jacques' ivife roll by in her carriage. She is bumble and patient, but she prays the old prayer no more. All that remains of the past are the stars, and on calm nights when she looks out of her window she still fancies as she weeps herself into troubled dream land . hat Jacques is once again claim ing a kiss for every star in the crowded heavens. Exchange. Bow French Criminals Face Death. The Abbe Faure, ex-chaplain of Ro quet te, is convinced that the majority do not tremble when they see the fatal knife before them; they are "electrified" and appear unconscious. One woman, however, distinguished herself by skip ping np to the shimmering blade and kissing it She bad to be dragged away by brute force and strapped on to the bas cole, being livid with rage at th in terruption of her osculatory devotion. ' Paria Letter. HOW TO TREAT A WATCH. Aa Old tfatehaaaker Gives Adviee Worth Following. "Bear in. mind," said an old watch maker the other day, "that a watch is, in its way, almost as delicate a piece of mechanism as the human system. Aa it U necessary for a man who wishes to keep in good health to take his meals regularly, so it is necessary to feed a watch at regular intervals. You feed a watch by winding it up. Therefore have a certain hour for winding your Watch and never deviate from it "Yon can regulate your own watch If you will only study its peculiarities. See this little arm? Well, if your watch Is running slow, turn that arm with the blade of your penknife a trifle toward the letter 'J.' If it is running fast, turn it in the opposite direction toward 'S.' Don't move the arm more than a frac tion of an inch, for if that will not suf fice your watch needs a watchmaker's care. "Don't open the inner case of. your Watch more than is absolutely necessary. Every time you Open it dust sweeps in upon the, works, and it takes very little dust to put a watch out of order. - In nine cases out of ten, when a watch is brought to me to be cleaned, I can tell with my glass the business the owner of the watch follows. I examined a watch the other day and told my customer that he worked in wool. He admitted the fact I had found some small particles of wool in the works of his watch. "Have a chamois case for your watch, or chamois lining in your watch pocket. It preserves the case and keeps it from getting scratched. I have heard men say that a watch with a chamois case will keep no better than one without such protection, but that is nonsense. "If you work near electrical instru ments or ride on electrical cars, you should have your watch demagnetized. The real cost of this is almost nothing. There is a machine for the purpose. You place the watch on the positive side and then on the negative. There is no more work about it than there is in baking a loaf of bread. "I have heard men say that it was im possible to take a sick watch to a jeweler without being told that the trouble lay in a broken mainspring. But how little men who wear watches know about mainsprings! Broken mainsprings come as a sort of epidemic, . Don't laugh; I'm simply telling you a fact. A year ago this spring I was flooded with watches the mainsprings of which had snapped. A peculiarity of the breaking was that each of the 25 or more turns to the spring was severed, and that the breaks were in ft straight line from the center to the cir cumference of the spring. "Now let me add a few words as a sort of final. The best as well as the cheap est watch movements in the world are made in England and America. It's nil well enough to talk about Swiss watches, but in point of accurate time keeping there never has been made an expensive Swiss watch that was a whit superior to a good English or American one. "Wind your, watch regularly, regulate it, study its moods in both hot and cold weather, keep the inner case closed, get it .demagnetized and don't call the watchmaker a robber when he tells you that the mainspring of your watch needs renewal." o : - ' Bow to Loosen Glass Bottle Stoppers. 1. Tap the stopper gently with wood, first on one side, then on the other, strik ing upward. 2. Dip the neck and stopper in hot water. 8. Tie a string around the stopper and jerk it evenly backward and forward, holding the bottle firm. 4. Put a drop or two of oil around the topper where it will run down between the stopper and the neck of the bottle, then warm it How to Care For Oleanders. An oleander ought to bloom profusely half the year. Plant out or plunge small plants during the summer, giving them abundance of water. The best soil ia equal parts of loose, rotten sods, sand and cow manure. See that tubs or pots are well drained. In winter set in a cool light cellar with little water, not little enough, however, to cause the soil to get quite dry. When repotting in spring, prune and cut back the branches some. Keep the plants in a partly shaded lo cation under a tree or on a poreh. Give plenty of water and shower the fo liage. If mealy bug or scale be found, use a whisk brush and soapsuds to re move them. How to Make Water Filter. Stop the hole of a clean flowerpot about 10 inches high with a piece of new sponge, not too tightly to prevent water from passing through. A 2-inch layer of charcoal, then a layer of clean sand, and last one three inches deep of coarse, clean gravel is put in, and the pot is kept over an earthen jar nnder the faucet. Sufficient water will filter through for drinking purposes. How to Hake lamp Shade. "I had a large and beautifully em broidered white silk handkerchief," said ft lady, "which I never had found any use for. I dyed it a primrose yellow and edged it with a frill of cream embroid ered chiffon. Then I cut a large circle from the center, laid side plaits, two at each side and turning toward the center of each corner or point. I then sewed the top to a band of yellow silk and cov ered the same with a box plaited ruch ing of ribbon to match, joined at one side nnder a pretty bow. Tms makes a lovely shade to slip over a plain white porcelain lamp." Hew te Wash a Carriage. First wet it thoroughly with the hose or by throwing water over it. This will remove all gritty dirt and mud, which, If rubbed off, would scratch the varnish. Do not nse hot water in winter. Wash off with a sponge soaked in water. Bow to Start m East j Screw. With a nail punch give it two or three harp blows to drive it in, then nse the screwdriver. , If the blows do not start it, heat the screw by holding a hot iron to its head. OCTOBER 13 1893. A Word to Mr. Carnegie? Mr. Andrew Carnegie has made a large fortune in the steel business, but is not satisfied. He now poses as a political prophet, but is not entirely a success. He tells us that the whole English speaking world ought to unite in order to boss the affairs of the planet Such a combination, he declares, would give ns the dictatorship. We should be come the arbiters of the world's destiny, "and all like that, you know." Our consolidated navy would be decisive In any controversy, and European na tions would be compelled to ask our per mission before cutting each other's throats. There is no reason why we should unite with England either politically, commercially or otherwise. We are quite able to run our own machine, and ask no help from any one. We don't propose to assume the task of control ling Europe. If Germany wants to fight Russia, that is her business. We will stay on this side of the water and supply breadstuff s atNa reasonable profit. If France is loading up for a contest, that is not our affair. She is her own master, and we have no desire to take a hand. If our memory serves us, we were at some pains about a century ago to break off all close relations with England. King George got very mad and swore at us in his characteristic patois, but we brought that stubborn gentleman to terms at last. It is not probable, there fore, that we shall at this late day enter into a "combine" with England which might open np a chance to recover the property she owned before the Declara tion of Independence. New York Tel egram. . Helping: Out Medical Authority. A medical authority says that in view of a threatening plague people cannot be too careful in the selection of the ice they nse, as all sorts of disease may be communicated by this medium, but no directions governing the selection of ice are given. In order that the public wel fare may be conserved we present a few general rules for the guidance of ice purchasers. . The best ice is always cold, and some times a slight moisture may he observed upon the surface. It is devoid of smell and will melt when exposed to a tem perature of 110 degrees F. Ice made of water ia most desirable. It should be transparent, or nearly so, and should break into fragments when given a a sharp blow. Tough ice that will not break is generally adulterated. Avoid soft ice or ice that has been subjected to excessive heat while under process of manufacture. It sometimes presents a fine appear ance, but is unhealthfuli " Ice more than three days old should not be purchased, as it is liable to turn sour on your hands and will have to be thrown away. After bavLig melted, ice loses many of its vir tues and should not bo used. It should always be kept in a cool place and at a distance from gas fixtures to avoid ex plosions. Washington News. Beautiful Lectures on Journalism. Lectures on journalism are becoming abundant. ' It goes without saying that 19 times out of 20 they are by those who know nothing of their subject experi mentally, but know all about it theoret ically. And, oh, how beautifully thoy do talk! But if they'll only take a little hack at it in a practical day in and day out sort of way they'll find that journal ism means something else than spider web rainbows and pansy beds, or we'll lose our guess. We have never known a case where actual experience with book canvassers, committees who want a lot of free ad vertising in the editorial columns "for the good of the cause, you know," etc., ever failed to leave its impress of stern logic, Those who presume on the duties and responsibilities of journalism and all that sort of pretty talk would see some things at least a little differently if they'd only get down from their high horse and take a hand at journalism themselves. Milford (N, Y.) Journal Where Discipline la Essential. It seems to us that we have this year an inordinate number of reports of riot ous and obstreperous conduct on the part of students in institutions of learn ing, especially in colleges and academics, and even in seminaries for young wom en. Making due allowance for youthful frivolity, we take occasion to say that at all hazards order must be preserved among the students and discipline en forced by the faculty of all educational institutions. . When students -are suf fered to override the rules set up by the faculty, it is to their own disadvantage; when professors fail to apply these rules, it is evidence of their incompeten cy; when an institution gets a name for disorderliness, it is on the road to ruin New York Sun. Can This Be Truer "No, sir, 111 not pay 85 cents for a small sandwich and 60 cents more for service. That's simply highway rob bery," said a New York man to the pro prietor of a Chicago restaurant, "That, sir, is an insult to comparo me with a highway robber." "Yes, you are right. If there were any highway robbers, I would certainly beg their pardon." Texas Sif tings. ; World's Fair Expenses For One Day. A Chicago man gives this schedule of prices for seeing thefair on CO cents a day; Cottage G-ove avenue car, round tr)y 10 Admission. , CO Milk at milk exhibit B'ree Freeh rolls at yeast exhibit Freo Buttered crackers at butter exhibit Free Total Teo A man said to be 75 years old has en tered as a student at Princeton college. He hud all his lifo brcn imbueil with a desire to have a colh-go edrxation, and a legacy hr.s at Inst placed him in a posi tion to obtain one. Spain was a republic for nearly two years (16C3-70) under the presidency of EmilioCastelar, but royalty was revived. Castelar has just announced his retire ment from Dtjblio life. HOW TO CONTROL A HORSE. A Bnnaway May Be Mastered by Using a Little Judgment. A horse cannot nor will not run away with his neck handsomely arched and without bearing hard against the bit. By having him carefully flexed and mouthed you put his head, neck and mouth in po sition to make resistance against the bit physical impossibility, and even if he should be frightened into running, the muscles of bis neck and jaw having by previous training been brought under ab solute control, he will quickly yield to the pressure of the bit and can be man aged with ease. Besides forcing the horse into physical obedience, flexing and mouthing have an equal moral effect viz, being taught that the pain caused by pulling the bit ceases with the beginning of his obedience, he always, as it were, anticipates your wishes by' yielding im- j -.3 : . m ix- ... . lueuusteijr, j.ucbo results oowuneu Dy flexing and mouthing refer to both driv ing and saddle horses. Have your horses well trained, flexed and mouthed before driving or riding them through the streets or park, and you will have fewer accidents, fewer wagons to repair and fewer doctor bills to pay. To hold a spirited horse one of those luggers who nearly pull you off the sad dle or who pull the wagon by the mouth, with the reins as traces fastened to your hands and you as a substitute for whiffle tree is no pleasure. You wrap the reins around your hands. You use buttons or loops or universal or patent bits, which, giving the horse more pain, only cause him to pull harder, for he wants to free himself from the torture inflicted by the bit; or by an overdraw attached to the thin bit, the latter pinching the mouth (the thinner and smaller the bit the great er the torture), you elevate his nose and tie. It np to his tail, keeping him for hours in a strained position, which pro duces that peculiar stiff movement of shoulders and forelegs so noticeable in horses checked by high overdraws. But you do not remedy the trouble; the horse 8till"lugs." If you, instead of fighting the whole horse at once, would first become master of his separate parts, particularly his neck and jaws, by having them flexed and suppled so that you can handle them with ease, you would have no trouble, no lugging, no running away. If the horse lugs with his jaws resting against the bit, it is not caused by the hardness of flesh in his mouth, but by the position of his head and neck and tho stiffness of the latter, receiving and centering in it the impetus of his body. He may, for in stance, have a heavy muscular neck and strong, narrow jawbones. The muscles of the neck not being, by flexing, taught to yield, those which carry the head and neck stretched out are predominant, and although he would like to evade the pain inflicted by tho bit he cannot do so, but must rush against it. Remove t he cause, And the trouble will disappear. How the Saying "Among the Clods" Orig- Juated. ' The Drury Lane theater, London, many years ago had its coiling painted to represent a blue sky with clouds, among which were Cupids flying in ev ery direction. This ceiling extended over the gallery, and consequently the occupants of these higher seats were said to be "among the gods," while later the term "gallery gods" was applied to those occupying the highest tiers in the aters. How to Guess a Woman's Age. i A volume of memoirs has just been published giving the experience of a French president of assizes. It bears cu rious testimony to the inaccuracy of women on the subject of their own ages. As the writer's information is from the calender, he speaks only of the criminal classes. The only instances in which he finds correct dates given by women are when they are under 25 or over 83, At these periods of life, he says, they are to be trusted. At all other periods the sure controlling tendency is to understate. The magistrate has been able to give a rule for guidance. He finds that female prisoners invariably state their ages as 29, 89, 49 or 59, and from this remarka ble circumstance he deduces his rule. If their ages are in the forties, they boldly set them down in the thirties; but, con science asserting itself, they keep as near the truth as they can and fix them at 89. Whether male criminals do the same the magistrate does not state. How Bricks Get Their Color. Bricks and common pottery ware owe their red color to the iron naturally con tained in the clay of which they are formed, the iron, by the action of heat, being converted into the red oxide of iron. Some varieties of clay, like that found near Milwaukee, contain little or no iron, and the bricks made from it are consequently of light yellow color. How to Treat New Brussels Carpets. Brussel carpets even of the best quality are liable to be injured by something catching in the loops of the threads. This roughens the surface and prolongs a loop to an unsightly length. Cut it off as soon as the damage is done, thus pre venting its pulling on other threads. See also that the furniture and casters are smooth enough not to catch, also that there are no projecting nails in boots that must walk over it. Avoid weeping a new brnssels carpet until the loops have been trodden down some what. For this reason, it would be well to cover it with rugs or an art square for a month or so if possible. How to Make Screws Hold. In soft wood or in too large a hole a screw can be firmly driven if a stick half the size of the hole is dipjAJ in thick glue and put in first. If glue is not ob tainable, put the stick in, fill with resin, then heat the screw so it will melt the resin. To drive a screw in broken plaster fill the cavity with plaster of paris, then put the screw in before it hardens. Hew to SIske Table Linen VTaar f.venly. If napkins, tablecloths and doilies are nnmbered with indelible ink and used in rotation, the wear on them will be much more even. NUMBER, 48- THE REALM OF FASHION. ; - Pink accessories axe still used ou pray toileta, but a newer and sometimes more becoming color note on gray is that ef pal yellow in crepe de chine,' thiff on or stnpert silk.. . ... ' -.v The aspiring osprey, the nodding Ions stemmed flower, the waving plume and the erect, assertive bow of ribbon, luce rr velvet are still prominent features of mil linery. - The new silk warp clairett? fabrics de signed for demidresa the coming snmmer are very lovely both in fabrio and color, and their pretty ribbon garnitures will lend additional charm. India silks with old rose or lilac clusters on a pale primrose ground make charming dresses trimmed with ecru guipure lace and loops and ends of velvet or old rose or lilac satin ribbon. . , There is a threatened epidemic of white petticoats now that women have made a desperate effort to purchase all the requisite assortment of handsome silk akirti to match their various gowns. ' . Among parasols for general uses are thoso of corded silk lined with shot surah. India silk parasols in delicate tints or in white have a prettily wrought border at the edge or are finished with slightly gathered pinked flounces. , , ; Rows of fringed or pinked, ruches, rib bons set on in spaced lines, narrow bins bands of silk gathered twice through the center or box plaited, slightly gathered or festooned lace flounces, are the popular fin ishes for the bottom of summer dress skirts. A dinner dress of shot satin in pink and white has rose ruches on thedemlfrain, the gown opening in dlrectoire style on a petti coat of striped white, pink and violet, the sweet pea colors. White lace plaiting show everywhere among the rose ruches, New York Evenina Post. ' , , , JUST BOYS. : , Vance W. Hjelm of Cbtton, Cal., fs per haps the youngest telegraph operator it the world, being but 11. Denison, Tex., claims to have discovi 1 a 6-year-old boy who "has leen a trump for two years, plays poker, drinks whisky, can swear like a pirate and is an expert with the pistol." , Two boys about 13 years of age are run ning a dairy in south Atchison, Kan. They started two years ago with one cow and n milk can. Now they have four or five cows and a horse and wagon. K 10-year-old negro boy living uoar Mt-: Ian, Tenn., was born with only one eye, there being no trace of another. His body is covered with a growth of small hairs re sembling wool, giving him the appearance of a brute animal. In Belfast, Me., two boys started a brush fire which got beyond their control. "Oh, Lee," said oue, "why don't you ask God to help us?" "Get out," said I.e; "I don't believe he'd help us it we did, and I'm go-' ing to fight it myself." And he did till the neighbors came. 1 In Princeton, Ky., the 3-year-old bahy of Godfrey Stevens fell into a cistern. There was no rope handy, but Mrs. Stevens' 10-year-old son volunteered to bo lowered down by a twisted window curtain. It 1 broke, and the poor fellow was drowned Jte was found with the baby in bis arms. New York Recorder. , WAVES OF WATER. The highest falls in tho world are the Ribbon falls of the Yoscmite 3.300 feet s The oldest artesian well In.,. Europe is found at Li Hers, France. From its mouth water has flowed uninterruptedly for 740 years. j It is estimated that the Mississippi river aunually discharges into the gulf of Mexico 10,500,000,000,000 cubic feet of water. Of this prodigious quantity 1-200O part will be sediment '; The river Aide in Suffolk runs parallel with the coast for some miles, only sepa rated from the sea by a narrow shingle bank, which, when the tide is exceptionally high, Is covered by the waves. . ,' I In the bay of Fundy the tioc nk "l-U icov. jn. miip aiii-iiua buu rental urn on a rock there after dark, and at daybreak the crew were astonished to find themselves looking down a precipice into water fur below. ! FIN, FEATHER AND FUR. r ' The woods Just north of Went Point are the home of more than a score of American eagles. The Hydra fusca, a sort of polypus, may be turned inside out like a glove and will continue to live and eat as heartily as ever. One kind of jellyfish Is shuped like a trumpet and another like a Chinese lantern, capable of contracting and expanding itself at will Aa English Writer declares he saw two salmon light a duel. The fish plunged at one another for two hours, and night came on, and the end of the battle could not be witnessed. . . . , The most curious animal In the world 1s the Ornithorynchus paradoxus of Austra Ila. It is shaped like an otter, has fur !jko a beaver, is Webfuotcd like a swan, has" nr blll like a duck, a tail like a fox, ia am phibious and lays eggs. EDUCATIONAL ECHOES. ; The greatest university is Oxford. 1 1 has 81 colleges and 5 halls. The libraries of Williams college and the University of Michigan are now open ou Sunday. The University of Cincinnati recently re ceived a very valuable tract of land in the heart of that city. It contains upward of 40 acres. Miss Kathleen Murphy of Dublin received the $l,5O0 prize from the Koyal University of Ireland for the best examination in inod trn literature. The Register at Stanford university an nounces that ex-Presideut Harrison will begin his course of lectures on international law next October, when the new school of law will be opened. Besides general in struction in law, the course Includes train ing in branches that will fit students for the public service. SCIENTIFIC SCRAPS. The amount of nlr that a man will inhaL In 'H hours will fill 78 hogshead and wrlh' 53 pounds. , , . A thousand millions of the aiiimatculn found in stununt water ilo not collectively equal the size of a grain of sjincL Fourteen minor phmeta wi re discovered during lust month, briuKin;; the total num her f Kinn.ll planrts known to ).7," The dianiclerof Mars is nesirly mile. Its 'volume M ntoiit (ue Mrv:ith and hn dcnslly flu fiftlut thai o( the earth. A htuue let fall (JU the surface of Vari uould fall six fet the first second.