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J C. SPRINGER,
Fashionable Barber. •
Next Door to JOURNAL Store,
BELLKFONTE, - - - PA.
c. G. MoMILLEN.
Good Sample Room on First Floor.
t*Fre Ban to sad from all Trains. tpactoi
rates to witnesses and jurors.
(Hon Central Hotel In tfte CttyJ a
Corner MAIN and JAY Streets,
Lock Harea, Pa.
8. WOODS CALWKLL, Proprietor.
Good Sample Rooms for Commercial
Travelers on first floor.
D. H. MINGLE,
Physician and Surgeon,
MAIN Street, MILLHEIM, Pa.
JOHN F. HARTER,
Office in 2d story of Tomlinson'a Gro
On MAIN Street, MILLHEIM, Pa.
• FASHIONABLE BOOT A SHOE MAKER
Shop next door to Foote's Store, Main St.,
Boots. Shoes and Gaiters made to order, and sat
isfactory work ga&rantead. Repairing done prompt
ly and cheaply, and In a neat style.
8. R. Pkalk. H. A. MCKU.
PEALE A McKEE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Office opposite Court House, BeUefonte, PA
C. T. Alexander. C. M. Bower.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Oflloe in Carman's new bonding.
JOHN B. LINN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Offloe on Allegheny Street.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Northwest corner of Diamond. .
D. " UAsTiACe,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Offlce on Allegheny Street, 8 doors west of office
formerly occupied by the late firm of Yocnm A
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Orphans Court business a Specialty.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
• Practices in all the courts of Centre Oeunty.
Special attention to Collections. Consultations
in German or English.
J. A. Beaver. J W. Gephart.
JgEAVER ft GEPHART,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office on Alleghany Street, North of High.
"yOCUM ft HARSHBERGER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
ATTORNEY. AT LAW.
Consultations In English or German. Offloe
la Lyon's Building, Allegheny Street.
"V *TSikSTiMds. • w. rrnsniß.
JJABTINGS ft REEDER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office on Allegheny street, two doors east of the
office occupied by the late firm of ti4Q9> Hast
I M •* . T J ' r-
®ie pillbeiw *§i§al
Oft wlthlu our little cottage,
As the shadows gently fall
While the suullght touches softly
One sweet face upon the wall.
Do we gather close together,
Aud lit hushed and tender touo,
Ask each other's full forgiveness
For the wrong that each has done.
Should you wonder why this custom
At the endiug of the day.
Eye and voice would quickly answer,
" It was once our mother's way !"
If our home be bright and cheery,
if it hold a welcome true,
Openlug wide Its door of greetiug
To the many—not the few;
If we share our father's bounty
With the needy day by day,
"Tis because our hearts remember
This was ever mother's way.
Sometimes when our hearts grow weary,
Or our task seems very long,
When our burdens looks too heavy,
And we deem the r.ght all wrong,
Then we gam a now, fresh courage,
As we rise to proudly say,
"Let us do our duty bravely,
This was our dear mother's way."
Thus we keep her memory precious,
W hlle we never cease ts pray,
That at last when lengthening shadows
Mark the evening of life's day,
They may tlnd us Siting calmly
To go home our mother's way.
Mariau Field stopped a moment at
Buruliam and Buruham's window, aud
her lovely blue eyes looked all tlie ad
miration sbe felt at siglit of tbe tempt
ing display of velvets and silks, laeee
and ribbons, satins and all tbe hundred
and one accessories of a lady's toilet.
All tbe admiration and a little—just
a litfle—purely feminine envy, and tben
sbe turned ber face away to tiie quiet,
plain, elderly lady wbo had stopped a
moment waiting for ber.
'*o Annie, how exquisite everything
is! I wonder if it is awfully wicked in
me to wish we were rioh and to bate
Meredith Alwyn because we are not.
Let's hurry away before 1 become per
Her sweet, girlish laugh rippled out
on tbe quiet evening air—a laugh that
bad just a tinge of bitterness mixed
with its eilver sweetness, and a gentle
man wbo was accideutly passing at tbe
moment, looked to see Marian's lovely
face, with ber blue eyes and fair com
plexion, to which tbe crisp December
air had lent a delicate piuk tiuge, and
bright golden hair that was lightly
fluffy over her forehead and looking
coquettishly becoming as it oaoaped
from the pale-blue zephyr hood she
It was just the merest passing glauce
he had, but enough to show him the
surpassing loveliness of Marian and the
quaint well-bredness of both Marian
and her sister.
And then, as they passed further
away into the dusk of the night, he
went ipto a quiet little sliop # next
Burnham and Bumham's brilliantly
illuminated shop-windows, interested
into inquiring of the pleasant-faced lad
who, standing at the door, had heard
and seen the ladies.
The lad went briskly round to his
poet behind the counter at his custom
4 T want some cigars—l believe that
was what 1 wanted, at least until the sight
of that girl that just now passed drove
it from my'head. Who are they, do
The young shopman promptly selected
the choicest cigars, talkiug pleasantly
"You most mean Miss Field and Miss
Marian. They just went by. Miss
Marian is called the prettiest girl here
abouts; 1 think."
The gentleman smiled at the young
"I quite agree with you; I think I
never saw a more perfect faee. Field—
I think I've heard the name before."
41 And there's such a romance con
nected with them!" the clerk went cn.
"To-day they have to earn their own
living, while six months ago they were
the heiresses to the Deaconwoode es
tate. They were born and brought up
on the place, and not until all of a sud
den was it discovered that somebody
had a letter claim OH it than they
—a first nephew to old Mr. Field, and
these young ladies were second nieces,
and so the lawyers made a row about
it, and Miss Field and Miss Marian
walked out as patient, pr >ud and smil
ing as ever, and took up their quarters
down town, and earn theij little salary
that wouldn't buy the toilet water they
used to order."
4 'Quite a remarkable experience for
two young ladies, and you have told it
well It really is a pity. A fine night."
And Mr. Meredith Alwyn nodded to
his diffuse young friend and took him
self slowly thoughtfully, up the street
that led directly to the magnificent es
tate of Deaconwoode.
"Beggars—those splendid women—
that lovely-voiced, sapphire-eyed girl,
fit to sit on the grandest throne under
heaven! Beggars—through my accept
ance of Uncle Cyril Field's legacy!
Why didn't some one tell me the atrocity
of such wholesale lascalityi Is it fate,
I wonder, that threw them directly in
my path almost the hour of my arrival
in th's strange place whither I had
come to see my new accession? And
how shall I see again?"
44 Will we doit? Why, Annie, of course
we will do it! It would be a direct fly-
MILLILEIM, PA.. THURSDAY, AUGUST 3.1882.
iug in the face of Providence to refuse
such a god-send. II won't be any
trouble for dear old Elsie to oook for
oue more, aud that big empty room that
looks out on the chimnoys of Doacou
woodo—we will never use that, room
Auuie. Aud only think—ten dollars a
week! it will tido us through the winter
Aud so it came to pass that Mr.
Meredith Alwyu took possession of the
room in the Field sister's cottage that
looked out on the chimueys aud tur
rets and towers of Deaconwoode —
took possession as their boarder, and
gavo his name as Curtis, and in course
of time very uaturally came to be on
the most excellent terms with them.
Ono day Miss Field, in a particularly
confidential mood, told him all about
the romance of their lives; how until
about so lately they had lived their
life of elegauce aud ease at Deaconwoode,
and how the prospect of tin ir future
had faded as completely aud suddenly
as a beautiful dream.
"Whoever this usurping heir is he
must be a double-dyed rascal—selfish to
the heart's oore—to have defrauded you
Mr. Curtis seemed remarkably em
phatio in his denunciations.
"Oh, I would not think that," Miss
Field said, in her gentle, womanly way,
4 'because he certainly had a rigiit to it,
and I dare say he was delighted at bis
good fortune, and surely he ought -to
"I don't know about that, Miss Field,
I think it simply inhuman for any mau
to turn two delicately-bred women out
of their home of elegance and ease, as
this villain has turned you out. Pel
haps he did not know, but he should
have beeu told, aud ho certainly should
at least have divided."
Miss Field smiled.
4 'But people are uot often so gene
rous, Mr. Curtis. Yes, for Marian's
sake it would be pleasant; but I don't
know. The discipline of adversity and
the necesrity for effort are making a
grand woman of her, while I must con
fess I rather shrink in distaste."
An hour or so later he and Marian
went out for a little stroll—they had
fallen into that habit lately.
"We were talking al>out Deacon
woode and that detestable cousin of
yours—Miss Field and I. Do you know
we both agree that it is a piece of Beli
ishness that he doesn't divide with you
under such peculiar circumstances?"
"That's nonsense, Mr. Curtis, and I
shaU not allow you and Annie to discuss
such incendiary topics. Divide? Of
course not—do you thiuk I'd accept
charity at the hands of Meredith AlwvnV
Deaconwoode is lawfully his—let him
keep it—dearly as I love it, every stone,
every tree, every room, every picture."
Her impetuous young voice thrilled
out, brave, almost* defiant, as they
walked along in the gathering dusk.
Then he suddenly called her' name
in a tone that instantly brought a flush
to her cheek.
"It was the first time he hod omitted
the formality of tbe prefacing title.
"Yes? 1 '
"I am jealous of Deaconwoode be
cause you love it so, and I want you to
love me! Marian, my darling, tell me if
you can—it you do! Marian, sweet, I
love you so -if you will let me!"
It did not need more than one look
into her eyes to read his answer.
"I—cannot help it—can I?" she said,
slyly, and then, on the quiet suburban
road, in the gloom o? the early night
fall, he took her in his arms and kissed
her over and over again. *
4 'And now," he said, au she nestled
on his arm and they turned their steps
homeward, "about this Deaconwoode
affair. You, of course, have no objec
tion to going back there? You have so
imperiously declared you will not ao
cept your cousin Meredith Alwyn's
charity that there remains only one
more course open. That is to ask you
to resume your sweet sway there as
rightful owner, and—Meredith Curtis
Alwyn's wife—my own little blue-eyed
darling. It is yes, again. Because you
know you cannot help yourself, nor
will you want to if you love me, little
Cousin Marian, little wife Marian 1"
And that was the way they went back
Odd Delivery of Letter#.
A short time ago Captain Crawford,
while towing a vessel picked up ,out
from land, a board about three inches
wide by three feet long, upon one end
of which was a bottle filled with wine,
while UDon the other end was another
bottle filled with letters, Upon one side
of the board was written: "Please
mail the letters and drink the wine. Of
ficers U. S. Steamer Tallapoosa, bound
for Pensaoola, Fla. Please break the
bottle and mail enclosed letters." Upon
the othV-r side of the board was written :
U. S. steamer Tallapoosa, at sea June
20, 'B2. Weather fiue." The bottle
containing the letters was broken. Cap
tain Crawford sighted the Tallapoosa in
the distance and everything seemed to
be working smoothly. He returned to
Mayport in time to hand the letters to
Mr. George L. Fox, the mail agent,
who delivered them to Colonel Jay upon
arriving at the city, and they were im
mediately forwarded North.
Same UuesrUiM of Birds.
Did you eyer soo a candlo made out
of a bird? I suppose not, unless you
liuve beeu iu the Faroe Islands,aud very
few people visit their lovely shores. The
inhabitants of those islands live iu a
very simple aud old-fashioned way, and
nearly everything they use is a home
Thousands of sea-birds build their
nests on the rocks there, and the young
birds are "as fat as butter." The islau
deis take these young birds, nfu wicks
through their bodies uutil they are
soaked with grease, light one end of
the wick, aud there's your home made
Another kiud of a bird is usod in
Australia as a substitute for ooufeotio
uery. It is a species of parrot, called
loray, which feeds ou fruit aud graiu
aud has a place iu its throat whefre all
the aweot parts of the things it eats col
lect aud form a kiud of honey.
As soou as au Australian savage shoots
one of these birds, he puts its bill luto
his mouth, squeezes its throat, aud
sucks away just as boys do with oran
ges. Theu he pulls the leathers out
aud sticks them iu his hair, aud after
tliat he takes the bird home to Mrs.
Savage to be cooked.
Perhaps, when Mr. S. is iu a particu
larly good humor, he brings a loray or
two home to his wolly headed family
without first extracting all the "nice
In a "great many cities of tropical
America block vultures (or turkey buz
zards, as they are commonly called in
this oountry) do the most important
part of the street-cleaning. They de
vour everything they find which would
be liable to decay, and so they keep off
peatdeuces, or at least prsveut their
coming from that cause.
It is against the law t3 molest the
buzzards iu auy way, and, as they march
around the streets or ait at their ease in
the sunshine, they seem to be well
aware that they are city officials, and of
quite as much importance as the mayor
Iu China, tame cormorants are used
to supply the markets and the tables of
their owners with fish. Rings are
placed ou their necks, loose enough to
allow them to breathe, but too tight to
admit of their swallowing. Theu they
are takeu to a fish-pond or stream,
strings are fastened to their legs, and
they are allowed to "go a-fishing."
They dive and bring up fish, and,
while they are struggling violently to
swallow what they have capturen, they
are drawn to the shore by the striug,
their prey is taken away from them,aud
they are sent iu to try again.
When the baskets are full, the rings
are taken off, and the cormorants are
allowed to do a little extra work on
their own account.
If human laborers were treated in
this way, there would certainly be troub
le, but, a? far as known, these feathered
employees have never organized a strike.
It is no longer the fashion to use
hawks aud falcons as bird killers, but
pigeons are made to do duty as letter
carriers, and at the siege of Paris they
formed the best means of communica
tion with the outside world.
Thirty miles an hour is the usual rate
of their speed, and they sometimes
travel even faster. The bird's object in
ifiaking the journey is to get back to its
young squabs, from which it is taken
away before being employed in this
way; and, as it is kept in a dark place
aud without food for eight hours before
being let loose, it no doubt considers
the point from which it is sent a good
place to get away from as soon as possi
The uses of birds are 4 'too numerous
to meution." The most important of
the many good things that they do for
ns is to keep the worms and insects, that
destroy vegetation, from becoming too
If all the birds should suddenly die,
meal and flour would soon become very
scarce and high, and thousands of peo
ple would starve. Boys would find that
their fathers couldn't afford to give them
much faioncy to spend, and everything
would be dearer than it is now.
ljeaviug out such robbers as the crows,
birds are among our best friends; and
children who kill them and rob their
nests, "just tor fun," do a great deal or
harm to themselves and everybody else.
Borne time ago, an association of
"bird-defenders" was formed among
American boys and girls, and this hon
orable society is one of those which
certainly ought to livelong and prosper.
The subject of creinatiou, in its me
dicolegal aspect, is receiviug much at
tention from medical societies at home
and abroad. It is evident that if any
one who may procure death by poison
is careful to have the body incinerated
before suspicion can point to hi in, he
may in most instances completely de
stroy all substancial evidence of liis
crime. That a man should have pro
cured arsenic before a crime has been
consummated is not sufficient proof that
he has committed a murder. It must be
shown that he administered it. After
cremation this is impossible, for arsenio
An English Jockey.
An English correspondent in writing
about Archer th • noted jockey, says :
imagine u tall, emaciuted-lookiug man,
oadeverous of countenance, with large,
projecting lips, u slight stoop, decidedly
round shoulders and long, somcwhut
misshapen legs, Picture this mau,
wrapped in an overcoat and shivering as
though nearly every gust of wind went
right through his slender frame. Such
is the premier jockey of England. I
ahold be sorry to say that Archer is of a
pronounced money-hoardiug aud mi
serly turn of mind; but it looks very
mueii as though such were the case. He
has always beeu notorious for excessive
thrift; no one ever knew him to throw
about money with anything approaching
recklessness or even generosity. He has
amassed laigo sums aud promptly
stowed them away securely and care
fully. It is said, on good authority,
that he is worth quite $350,000, and
moreover he is shortly to be married to
the daughter of one of tne richest train
ers in England. "Lately, however, he
has developed a tendency for increasing
iu weight, and this seems to trouble
him immensely. Why he should wish
to ooutiuue riding in races no ono with
any sense can divine. He would surely
do well to retire; but ho will listen to no
advice of this kind. Some
spoken people say his greed for making
money can not be overcome. Anyhow,
all I know is that he Has to treat his
system most cruelly iu order not to
"scale" above 117 pounds. For three
days before the City and Suburban I
am told by those who really should
know, Aroher]took very little sustenance
of any description. Milk and vege
tables he absolutely eschewed, his diet
cousistmg chiefly of bread aud tea taken
without sugar. Archer doaa not keep
down his weight by pedestrian exercise.
I believe his enfeebled frame is inca
pable of the necessary exertion. He
goes in for "strong physicking," and
any one with common sense must kuow
how injurious this is to the system.
Now aud then he breakfasts off a couple
of seidlitz powders, or somethiug simi
larly purgative aud cheerful, aud he has
been knowu positively to fill himself
with drugs. The reason simply is he al
ready looks Tike a weazened and shrunk
en old man. After the first race yester
day I saw him quivering and shaking
from head to foot with the exertion the
race had cost him, and it is a fact that
he had to imbibe half a pint of cham
pagne ere he could study himself suf
ficiently to ride in the City and Subur
ban. Again, I say a man who will thus
trifle, and who will play fast aud loose
with his constitution, caunot bo com
mended upon the score of wisdom. 11
may happen that when Archer fiually re
tires from the "pig-skiu" he may "fill
out," and become to a certain extent ro
bust and hearty, but I doubt it. He
looked deplorable enough yesterday to
raise hopes in the mind of an underta
ker. I learn, however, that he has re
solved to continue at work right through
the preseut season, and I should think
that no oue who knows him will euvy
him the task he has set himself, no mat
ter about the money ho hopes to gain.
Cattle Kings of Montana.
Forty eight years ago John Saunders,
one the wealthiest cattle kings of Montana,
who was then a poor youth, with nothing
to recommend him but a spotless repnta
tion and a brave heart, fell in love with a
Kentucky belle, whose father was a riclr
man; hut the par 'nts of the young woman
refused his consent to the marriage, and
was inexorable. Young Saunders was to
honorable to press his suit in a family
where his presence was unwelcome. He
sought an interview with the gir.*s pir
ents, who, for the twenty-th rd and last
time, told him to abandon all hope o'"
marriage as lar as their daughter was con
cerned, as the difference in their social
positions was an insurmountable barrier
"How much are vou worth?" asked the
voung lover. "Transfer my property into
$1,000,000, cash," was the haughty re
ply. "Very well," answered youn;
Saunders, "To-morrow morning I leave
for the west to carve out a fortune, an I
when i can size up your $1,060,000 1 wil
return and claim my bride, for 1 know
she will be true." The young man ke; t
his promise after a long and sorrowful in
terview with his inamorata, and with a
small outfit struck out bravely for tl e
western territories. Since that time forty
eight years have elapsed, during which,
with va-yiog success, he has dipped into
numerous enterprises, from the British
line to Sonora. Hence he came to Mon -
tana in early days and embarked in the
cattle business with a firm of Helena with
such success that the firm now owns nearlv
20,000 head on the Teton. About month ago
Saunders figured up his assets, concluded
he was worth a million, and left for Ken
tucky He found the girl of his young
days waiting for him, confident and hope
ful of his final arrival. The two were
married with as little ceremony as possib'e
They have arrived in ' Butte, and after u
short visit will proceed to their home in
▲ Tin Bane.
Mrs. Boger's hair would not he flat in
a bang. It had been brushed back for
forty years, and refused to stay the
other way. But bangs Wtere fashionable
in the suburb of Chicago where she
lived, and she couldn't bear to go with
out one. So she wore a properly shaped
piece of tin over her forehead mornings
to train the hair the way it should go.
The value of the device for the purpose
intended is not indicated in the account,
but it saved her life, for when a drunken
neighbor fired at her the bullet struck
th# tin and glanced off.
Mold Hank Bokbors.
"I was at the next oorner of the street
in Brookfield, Mo., when the bank of
that plaoe was robbed," said Mr.
Maters, "and saw all that any outsider
could. The exact time was 3.35 o'elock
when I saw four men on horseback dash
up to the front of the bonk. Two
stepped inside, one stood in the door
firing his gun up aud dowa the street
and the other held the horses. It has
been thought and reported that there
were six men iu the job, but I am quite
sure that there wore only four. Cashier
Brownley noticed that the men had
false beards on. He at once hurried all
his mouey into the safe, but before he
could lock it heard the firing up at the
Brookfield. The man at the door sang
out for every to get inside and then
began banging away. It was all over
in about three minutes, and they were
riding away as fast as they could drive,
shooting and hollering. As theyweat
into the bank there was a dry goods
man named Ross, whose place is quite
near, who saw them, and ran out to the
street shouting : 4 'The bank's being
robbed 1" as loud as he could. The
party im the door told him to get iu aud
fired in his direction, but Ross never
budged. The gang seemed perfectly
0001, as yen may know by their stop
ping before getting out of the town,
right in front of Conductor Miles'
house, while one of them got down and
tightened the girtli. The other three
hurried him, but he \ookedatthe saddle
slowly, and wondered what was the mat
ter w.th the thiug, anyway.
"Every one began to muster horses
for the pursuit. As it so happened
most of the good horses were at Lin
ueus, the couuty seat, where court was
being held, so the chase was taken up
at a disadvantage. City Marshal Mo-
Arthur had an old racer, and was the
best mounted, so much so that before
the robbers had got two miles he was
within 300 yards of them. He didn't
dare get within nearer range as they
kept up a constant ire at him, but he
hung that close to their heels for thirty
"Did any one attempt to-stop them ?"
44 The only attempt I know of was
made by John A. Tooey, a drug clerk.
He jumped into a buggy and drove
through a side street, heading them off.
He grabbed a gun when he left the
•tore and blazed away as they passed.
One of the men fell off his horse and
John thought he had killed him sure,
but he was in the saddle aud off again in
no time. The whole four fired at John,
and one ball went through the dasher of
the buggy, and would have hit him, if
he had not slid out one side when he
saw them aim. The party was in town
al>out fifteen minutes altogether."
Cat clitnc Bears.
An Indian hunter who knew of two
litters of cubs which he intended to cap
ture as soon as they were old enough to
be taken from their dam, was antici
pated in one case by a black cat and in
the other by a fox. The latter paid the
penalty of his adventure with his life,
and was found iu the den literally torn
into shreds by the furious bear. The
fox had killed one of the cubs aud the
old bear hoping to find a more secure
place, had gone off with the two remain
ing cubs. Upon another occasion he was
not so fortunate. Stimulated by the
large price offered by the officers of a
garrison town for a pair of live cubs,
he was indefatigable in his efforts to find
a den. One day, when accompanied by
his little son, a boy of ten, he discov
ered unmistakable traces of a bear's den
near the top of a hill strewn with gran
ite boulders, aud almost impassable
from the number of fallen pines. Oue
old pine had fallen up hill, and its up
roared roots, with the soil clinging to
thepi, formed, with a very large rock, a
triangular space, into which the snow
had (Lifted to the depth of ten or twelve
foet. The Indian was about to pass on,
when he detected the whining of bear
eul>s. By making a detour he reached
a place ou a level with the bottom of the
boulder, aud there saw the tracks of an
old bear, leading directly into the center
of the space between the tree foot and
the boulder The older bear, in her
comings and goings, had tunnelled a
passage under the snow drift. Getting
down on his hands and knees, the In
dian, with his knife held between his
teeth, crept, bear fashion, into the tun
nel. After entering several feet he
found the usual bear device—a path
branching off in two directors. While
jxmdering what to do under such cir
cumstances, a warning cry came from
his little son, who was perched on the
top of the boulder, and the next instant
the old bear came rushing into the tun
nel, and came into violeut contact with
the Indian, the shock causing the tun
nel to cave in. The Indian, after deal
ing the' bear one blow, lost his knife in
the snow, and seized the bear with his
hands; but she proved too strong for
him, and was the first to struggle out of
the drift, when, unfortunately, she met
the little Indian boy, who had climbed
down to his father s rescue. He re
ceived a tremendous blow on the thigh
from the bear's paw as she passed,
which crippled him for life. Four days
aiterward the Indian, determined to
avenge the death of his son by slping
the old bear, returned to the den and
found her lying dead upon the snow in
front of the boulder ; his one blow had
gone home and the poor creature had
crawled back to her young to die v
The Indian dug away the snow and
found the cubs ; one was dead and the
others died before he could reach the
—Vegetables are .dearer in England,
as a rule, than they are in the United
Food for tfei Climate,'
We have bills of fare of the North.
We have either a dedicating snmmer in
which the energies and appetites are
parched, or the over saturated skies of
August, when muscle and bodily tone
are limp and languid, and in both of
these conditions the thermometer and
the example of semi-tropical peoples
ought to be studied. Fruits and fruit
juices we need vastly more than meats
and meat juices, vegetable soups, th</
succulent vegetables, the farinas,- the
light cheeses, the fresh fish, the nuts,
the grapes, the raisins, the mushroons
and the omelettes, the curd and whey.
Maccaroni, chestnut olives, salads
beans, poultry, small birds, melons,
these are the home foods of Italy and
Spain, with mutton and rice as you
travel further eastward and into another
civilization still. There is no country
in the world where garden vegetables
are so prof use as in America, because we
have the products of Mexico naturalized
in the North, and the truck patches of
all countries except Japan, which is rich
in some that are yet strangers here.
Item—While the florists are importing
choice yarieties of Japan shrubs and
choice ornamental trees why doesn't
somebody bring -over the soy bean,
which is called the Japanese garden
beefsteak, precisely as the mushroom is
the field beefsteak of France ? It is
certainly much pleas an ter for the cooks,
at least* the skilled ones, to serve up
light dishes that tempt the appetite in
the hottest morning or the most air
tight evening on a cool table cloth than
to * "baste" a huge joint for hours in a
needlessly hot oven that keeps the whole
We are summer Italians, at all events,
and should profit by the hint to keep in
a good conditioh. "You had better
make your lunch on almonds and rai
sins," said a doctor last week to a pam
pered invalid, "than that bit of tender
loin. Look on your map. If I were to
put you on a diet of milk and water
crackers, it would do you more good
than all the chops you are intending to
eat for a week You are heavy, you
say, take no interest in anything. Cer
tainly, you are too busy digesting to
have time for anything else. If you
would only take 'MyJNovel' down from
the forgotten corner in the book-cases,
and turn to that delightful description of
the liiccabocca hospitality, how the
poor Italian gentleman had taught his
English wife to make fruit syrups, and
serve them out to summer thirsty visi
tors in simple and elegant fashion you
would learn how to be hospitable per
haps to yourseh ei. You would consid
er it a penance no doubt, to be put on
German mush and milk, but your com
plexion would be the better lor it, and
you would feel more like dancing at the
ship-hops at Snug Harbor. A good rice
pudding and a glass of strawberries
make a stout enough lunch at present,
and when you want a very rich dish,
indeed, this summer, let the waiter bring
you maccaroni cooked with cheese."
It is the privilege of the family phy- •
sician to give instruction by gibes and
threats ; but here is a huge family of
nearly a million Philadelphians, and
their neighbors in the country round,
who are troubling themselves to get a
Russian-English diet three times a day,
when what they want are the Mediter
ranean foods until the middle of Sep
tember at least. _ .
Tb DMTfcrenc# la Girls.
An old man got into a street car with
his umbrella as wet as it is possible for
an umbrella to be. The seats were all
fall, and be closed bis umbrella and put
the point down on the floor, as he sup
posed, bat in fact be put it right into
the low shoe of one of these sweet,
modest girls, right on to her stocking,
and the dirty water more than poured
down into ths shoe. At first she locked
as though she would move her foot, aad
call bis attention to what he was doing,
but hs seemed to relent, and with a
resigned expression, as though he
hoped be was not going to ride many
blocks, or perhaps somebody would get
out and give him a seat, looked out
of the window. Once she moved her
bead as though she would ,lcok down at
her shoe to see how near full of water it
was. After a few miuutes she began to
shiver, which was conclusive evidenca
to some that the water was coming up
around her insteps, and was gradually
overflowing the banks. Finally she be
came nervous and when a girl begins to
get nervous something has got to be
dene. She blushed and touched him on
the hand that held the umbrella handle
with her little, fluttering finger and
"May I ask you sir, without seeming
to be impolite, to do me a favor ?"
"Why, certainly, miss," said the old
man, as he looked down at her, "What
is it ?"
"Will you please take your umbrella
out of my shoe for a moment, and let
me take the shoe off and empty it ?"
"For heaven's sake, miss, was my
umbrella in your shoe ? I beg pirdon,"
and he took it out.
"It's of no consequence at all," said
the little lady as she turned np her shoe
on the sde and let the black cambric
water rim out. "There, you can put it
right back, or if you would prefer a dry
shoe for your umbrella you can|put it i*
this other one." *
But the old man blushed and moved
off toward the other end of the car, and
stepped on another girl's foot. Tho
other girl was not that kind of a retiring
child of nature, and she looked up at
the old blunderbuss with fire in her eye
and every red hair on her head aeaniug
business and said:
"Can't you keep off of people's feet ?
you had better ride in a sprinkling cart
when you go anywhere. don't
you look where you are walking ? I
don't see what the city bought a stone •
cutter for, when you walk on a stone
quarry and furnish cobble-stones ior
"The old man pulled the bell-rope
and putting his umbrella under his arm
he walked the whole length of the car,
knocking off several hats with his um
brella, but he didn't mesh any feet, for
all the passengers put their feet under
the seat. It beats all what difference
there is in girls.