Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, February 27, 1891, Image 2

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~Boilefonte, Pa, February 27, 1891.
There is notime like the old tlme, when you
I were young, J
When the buds of April blossomed ana the
birds of spring time sung,
The garden's brightest glories
suns are nursed,
But, oh, the sweet, sweet violets, the flowers
that opened first!
by summer
‘There is no place like the old place, where
you and I were born,
Where we lifted first our eyelids on the splen-
dors of the morn,
From the milk-white breast that warmed us
from theclinging arms that bore, -
Where the deareyes glistened o’er us that will
look on us no more.
There is no friend like the old friend, who has
shared our morning days,
No greeting like his welcome, no homage like
his praise.
Fame 1s the scentless sunflower, with gaudy
crown of gold,
But friendship is the breathing rose, with
sweets in every fold.
There is no love like the old love, that we
courted in our pride ;
Though our leaves are falling, falling, and
we're fading side by side,
There are blossoms all around us, with the col-
ors of our dawn,
And we live in borrowed sunshine when our
daystar is withdrawn.
There are no times like the old times—they
Il never be forgot;
s no place like the old place—keep
green the dear old spot!
There are no friends like our old friends--
may heaven prolong their lives !
There are no loves like our old loves-~-God
bless our loving wives!
—Oliver Wendell Holmes.
A Hard Fight and Long Journey to a
“If itis trae as I read it in the news-
papers that Jesse Bell of Wind river is
dead,” said C. P. Loruer, of the Hel
en No. 2 Mining Company, ‘‘then the
nerviest man that ever prospected, kill-
ed bears and hunted Indians in the
wilds of Wyoming or any other wilds,
is dead. The first time I ever saw
Jesse Bell he had jast completed a
Journey of one hundred and twenty
miles with his upper jaw and part of
nose and cheek gone, half of his scalp
torn off, one foot crushed and mangled,
his right arm badly lacerated and three
ribs broken. The journey had taken
two days and a half aad two nights
and a half. It began at the mouth of
Horse creek, on the Green river, and
ended at Fort Bridger. I was at the
fort when Jesse was brought in by his
partner, Arkansas Bill, and another
man, a stranger: I never saw such a
sight as he was. No explanations
were asked for or given until Jesse was
placed sately in the hospital. Then
the commandant sail to Arkansas
Bill :
“Indians 2"
“No,” replied Bill ; ‘hears.’
“And then Bill told the story of one
of the most terrific bear fights that any
man in that region of big and fierce
bears and intrepid bear hunters had
ever heard of. Jesse and Bill had
been prospecting, hunting and wrapping
about the headwaters of S ake, Wind
and Green rivers for some time. They
found no ore or sign of any, and the
hunting and trapping were none of the
best. They worked their way down
through MeDougall’'s Gap, struck the
headwaters of Horse creek, which they
followed to its mouth, There they
struck great signs of otter, beaver and
other fur animals, put up a cabin, and
seitied down for a few weeks’ trapping.
One day they saw a herd of antelope
and started out to bag one or two
of the shy little deer. The antelope
led them toward a high bluff, and they
followed the game for eight miles with-
out being able to get a shot. The an-
telope finally passed around one edge
of the bluff, and the two hunters began
crawling along the bluff, out of sight
of the antelope, with the hope ot get-
ting within range. Jesse Bell was in
the lead, and as he turned a sharp cor-
ner of rock he came face to face with
a big she silvertip bear, a yearling
cub and two spring cubes. They were
not ten feet away, and they saw Jesse
as soon as he saw them. They were
in a hollow, and the position and
place Jesse was in made it a danger-
ous spot either for an attack on the
bears or for defense against them. Ar-
kansas Bill had crept to Jessie's side
before the latter could tell him what
was ahead. He took in the situation
at once and jumped back. Before Jes-
se could follow him the old bear, her
blood being up, made a rush for him.
Jesse fired and broke the bears, shoul-
der. Then he jumped aside, but the
bear was too close to him, and she
caught him in the side. Both went
down in a heap, the bear falling an top,
at Arkansas Bill's feet. The bear
closed her great jaws on Jesse's side
Her upper teeth were buried in the
flesh, cracking three ribs like pipe-
stems. Fortanately her under teeth
struck a heavy leather bullet pouch
that Jesse carried slung over his shoul-
der by a strap. That prevented the
euormous jaws from closing together in
Jesse's side and tearing a large portion
of it away. All that Jesse could do
was to give the bear a tremendous
kick in the stomach. At the same in-
stant Arkansas Bill fired at the bear.
The ball entered back of her shoulder.
“The bear evidently though the pain
from the bullet was the result of Jesse's
kick, for she turned and caught his
foot jus* below the ankle and crushed
it with one savage bite. Not satisfied
with that she bit and chewed at the
foot and leg and tore away the flesh at
every bite, while Jesse was struggling
to get his revolver out of his revolver
his belt. All this time Arkan-
8as Bill loading his rifle, breech-loaders
not yet having come in use out in that
country. Jesse's struggles to turn and
get his revolver caused the bear to
wheel about again. She made a grab
for Jesse's head. Bill had his gun
loaded by this time, and sent another
bullet in the tough old bear. This top-
pled her over, and Jesse raised partial-
ly to his feet and got his revolver in his
left hand. The bear recovered herself
nd struck Jesse a blow with her paw
on the head aud face that knocked
him down again. He held on to his
revolver, and put a ball into the bear's
body: Before he could shoot again the
bear seized his arm between her teeth
and crunched it ol:ar through the
bone. Jesse mow liy so that Bill
conld not fire withou: endangering his
life. Bill shouted to him to move his
head. Jesse did so, but the instant he
moved it the bear snapped at it quick-
ly, as Jesse lay half face upward, and
closed don on his head clear tg the
upper jaw. Jesse, in describing this
look right down the bear’s throaf. Bat
Arkansas Bill was equal to the occa-
sion, and placing the muzzle of his
rifle at the bear’s ear, fired. The bear
spang back. She did not take the
trouble, though, to loosen her hold on
Jesse's head and face, and tore away
the upper jaw, part of the nose, one
cheek. and a piece of the scalp nine
inches long and five wide. The bear
fell over against Arkansas Bill dead.
Her great body carried him down with
her and pinned him fast by both legs.
He extricated himselt with diffienlty
and limped to the aid of his companion.
Jesse was sitting up a ghastly specta-
cle. His jaw was hangiag by a strip
of flesh to his cheek. Bill cut itloose.
While he was dressing Jesse's torn
scalp the yearing bear, which, with the
two cubs, had been silent spectators of
the fight, concluded to take it up
where the old bear had been forced to
leave it off, and made a savage rush
upon the two hunters: Arkansas Bill
had a lively tussle with the young sil-
ver-tip before he managed to kill it
with his six-shooter, every chamber
being emptied before the bear gave up.
“Jesse waited without a groan or a
word until Bill had finshed the young
bear and returned to the dressing of
his wounds. Iaving fixed them up
the best he conld with the means at
hand, Bill took Jesse on his back and
started for camp. It was late in the
afternoon, and it was important that
camp should be reached before dark,
for black wolves were numerous in the
hills, and both Jesse and Bill knew
that they would follow their trail if
darkness overtook them. Some idea
of Arkansas Bill's capacity may be
had when it is known that Jesse Bell
was a man six feet four in his stocking
feet, and made in proportion. The
camp was eight miles away, and the
way was extremely rough. Bill reach-
ed the camp ‘with his burden a short
time after dark, and was not anv too
soon, as they began to hear the cries of
pursuing wolves,
“When they reached camp Bill
found their cabin occupied by a pros-
pector who bad stumbled in the shel-
ter and entered. He was a timely visi-
tor. Together Bill andj the stranger
fixel up a hed of buckskin and fur on
wo tepee poles, which they fastened to
a pony, Indian fashion, and placing
Jesse on the drag, started at once for
the nearest place where medical and
surgical aid could be had, Fort Bridger
one hundred and twenty miles away,
through a rough and unbroken wilder-
ness. They traveled day and night,
stopping only to bathe Jesse's wounds
at the rivers and creeks they had to
cross. They ate as they traveled, and
on the afternoon of the third day they
came into Fort Bridger with their terri-
bly wounded charge. On all that
memorable journey Jesse Bell never
once complained ot suffering either
from pain or hardship. He was plac-
sd in the hospital, and the surgeon
told Arkansas Bill that he could never
survive his injuries. But he did and
was out in a month, sadly and permant-
ly disfigured, but the same tough and
intrepid mountaineer that he was be-
fore his great bear fight.”—N. ¥- Sun.
An Old Colored Man’ Idea of Election
and Salvation,
Senator Vance, of North Carolina, un-
questionably the champion story-teller
the Senate, writes a New York Tribune
correspondent, has a broad stripe of Cal-
vanism down his back, though he is not
a communicant in the church. It is
told of him that jriding along in Bun-
combe county one day he overtook a
venerable darky, with whom he thought
to have a “iittle fun.”
*Uncle,” said the Governor, “are you
going to church ?”’
“No sah, not exzactly—I'm gwine
back from church.” :
“You're a Baptist, I reckon—now
ain’t you ?”’
“No, sah, T ain’t no Bapsist, de most
of brederen and sisters about here has
been under de water.”
“Methodist, then?"
“No, sah, Tain’t no Mefodis, nudder.”
“No, sah, IT can’t errogate to myself
de Camelite way of thinkin.”
“Well, want in the name of goodness
are yon then ?”’ rejoined the Governor,
remembering the narrow range in choice
in religious among North Carolina ne-
Well, de fac’ is, sah, my old marster
was a Herruld of the Cross in the Pres-
byterian Church, and was fotch up in
dat faith.”
“What! You don’t mean it? Why
that’s my church.”
The negro making no comment on
this announcement, Governor Veace
went at him again.
“And do you believe in all of the
Presbyterian creed 77’
“Yes, sah, dat I does.”
“Do you believe in the doctrine of
piebestination ?”
“I dunno dat I recognize de name,
“Why, do you believe that if a man
is elected to be saved he will be saved,
and that if be is elected to be damned
he will be damned ?
“Oh, yes, boss, I believe dat. It's
gospel talk, dat is
“Well, now, take my case. Do you
believe that I am elected to be saved ?”
The old man struggled for a moment
with his desire to be respectful and po-
lite and then shook his head dubiously.
“Come, now, answer my question,”
pressed the Governor. “What do you
say 7”
“Well-—I tell you what ’tis, Marse
Zeb, Ise been libin’ in dis hyah world
nigh on sixty years, and I neber yit
hyard of any man bein’ ’lected without
he was a candidate.”
situation afterward, said that hecould |
For the WarcnyaN.
Oh love, lost love, my thoughts turn back,
Again I see the golden glow
Of happy Indian summer days,
One year ago.
We roamed along the sandy shore,
The waves made music sweet and low,
The soft winds tossed your golden curis,
One year ago.
High in the air pink breasted gulls,
On snowy wings went to and fro,
And life seemed almost periect then,
One year ago.
The Indian summer passed away,
Came winter with its ice and snow;
And with it passed our own sweet dream,
One year ago.
Time goes, and Autumn comes again,
With hazy days, and oft sweet glow,
But comes no more the joy we knew
One year ago.
EE C——————
A Haytiau Snake Catcher.
A Copper-Colored Chap Whom Venom.
cus Bites Only Tickle.
At 206 West State street, Jackson-
{ ville, Flu. resides Silas Koman, a cop-
per-colored fellow about tive feet eight
inches in height, broad shouldered and
open faced. He is a good dresser and is
| proud of his collars and euffs, and belt of
rattlesnake skins. ‘Lhe house in which
F'oman lives is unpretentious, and there
is nothing about it that suggests it is
the residence of the most famous snake
charmer in the world, and that in the
rear yard is one of the finest collections
of poisonous creepers.
In stoutly constructed cages are mag-
nificent rattler,huge moccasins, the dead-
ly zephyr and the vicious coach whip,be-
sides scores of the less prominent mem-
bers of the serpent family. Foman is as
much at home with these slimy crea-
tures us is a father with his children.
He handles them at will and with the
utmost confidence, The creatur:s do
not appear afraid of him, but submit in
a passivesort of way to his manipula-
tions. Yesterday Foman left for the
Everglades, where he prop ses to secure
a coliection of snakes for the World's
Fair that will surpass in numbers, var-
lety, perfectness and d-adliness anything
that the world has ever known. Foman
says :
“I am a native of Hayti and have
been in this country seventeen years.
A few years ago I determined to engage
exclusively in the snake business. Ip
my childhood my parents would gratify
me by permitting me to have a rattle-
snake for a companion, and as I grew
older I became fonder ot these reptiles
and always delighted in making them a
study. 1 would sometimes get bitten by
them, but my father had a remedy that
would soon heal the wound. 1883,
while in Lee county, near the Ever-
glades, I captured a snake which was
shipped to New York. * I was paid $70
fort and Ihave been following the bus-
iness ever since.
“On all rattlssnakes four feet long
and over I realize from $25 to $50 each.
The smaller snakes I generally use my-
self for the manufacture of -snake oil,
which will cure any rheumatism or neu-
ralgia in existence. I learned this from
the Seminole Indians. Before Pablo
Beach was thoroughly settled I caught
hundreds of snakes in that vicinity, but
the largest and best quality of rattle-
snakes to be found in the country are at
Fort George Island, at the mouth of the
St John’s river. The snakes at this
place are very gentle, and can be easily
tamed. Last month I succeeded in ¢ap-
turing forty-four snakes there, and was
only bitten eight times. I have secur-
ed from the Seminole Indians a fluid
that I use when bitten, and with it the
bite of a rattlesnake is no more serious
than the bite of a musquito.”
A few days ago, Foman gave an ex-
hibition of his powers in snake catching
to a number of New Yorkers. He has
a small dog trained to ¢ point” snakes.
The party proceeded to a place where
rattiers were likely to be found. It was
fully an hour before the dog obtained a
clue and began barking ; finally he drop-
ped and pointed his tail straight into the
air. The snake charmer ran to the spot
and by the use of a mirror attached to a
stick six feet long he gradually drew the
snake until within arm’s reach, when he
reached out and secured the reptile, not,
however, without the fangs penetrating
his right hand. He appled his antidote,
and smilingly requested the reporter to
“take a bite” too, which was emphati-
cally refused. Returning home the
snake charmer took out a piece of red
silk, shook it in front of the reptile,
which, with its deadly fangs, penetrated
it. Silas then jerked the silk violently
away and the fangs were removed.
“The rattlesnake,” continued the
snake charmer, “sheds its coat twice a
year, and at that time is perfectly blind,
is helpless and is easily captured. Ag
this stage they are assisted by a nurse or
pilot, who gnards and protects them.
This guard is the young king snake.
The king snake , however, is the worst
enemy the rattlosnake has, and can eas-
ily kill it in combat. I have seen rat-
tlesnakes fleeing from the old king
snake to the young king snake for pro-
Pennsylvania and Her Roads.
Cincinati Commercial.
Pennsylvania has a Road (lommis-
sion which is now considering the sub-
ject of a better system of improving the
public highways. The enormous sum of |
$9,000,000 is annually spent for roads in
the Keystone State, and it is evident
that a large part of this is practically
squandered. As in Ohio, country tax-
payers are allowed to work out a certain
part of ths assessment on the roads, and
under a loose system which has very
poor resulis, Instead of becoming bet-
ter, the country roads appear to be grow-
ing worse from year to year. A p'an
proposed is to have enacted a general
State law placing the control of the |
roads under the county or district civil
engineers. These officials will let road
construction and improvement by con-
Demestic Concerns.
For a cold on the lungs, lay a cloth
on the chest which has frst been wrung
out of boiling water and sprinkled with
In serving chocolate shake a very
little cinnamon over the filled cup to
make the beverage like the chocolate of
Mexico and Havana.
If the sirloin weighs twelve or fifteen
pounds, two and a half hour will be suf-
ficient to roast it in. Beef must hang
at least two days, its flavor i§ so much
improved thereby.
For rheumatism, take half a glassful
of lemon-juice for ten nights. Always
take it when geiting into bed at night.
Wear flannel next to the skin, and in
cold weathersiecp in warm blankets.
ft Was a Rattler,
“Did you ever hear of the wonderful
presence of mind displayed by McJunk-
in’s tame rattlesnake?”
“No,” replied the horse editor.
“MeJunkin was out hunting one day
and he came across a rattlesnake on
which a rock had fallen accidentally in
such away that the repttle could not get
away. Being a humane sort of a chap,
ne lifted the rock and released the snake
which expressed its gratitude in a few
joyful rattles and then wiggled away.
“Is that where the presence of mind
came in?
“No, I am coming to that. A year
or so after McJunkin was hunting 1n
the same locality and was startled by
hearing the peculiar noise of the rattle
snake. Turning he found one of the
Sauce for pudding: One cup of su-
gar, one-half cup of butter, beat to a
cream ; add one beaten egg, teaspoonful
of dour wet with cold water. Add one-
half pint boiling water and let all boil a
few moments, stirring constantly.
For friezes, nets have often been used
with good effect, draped in graceful
folds along the top of “the room or
stretched directly upon the wall. They
in alcoves.
ing mix together one-forth of a cake of
grated chocolate, one-half cupful of
sweet milk, one tablespoonful of con
starch, and Jet it boil for about two
of vanilla and sweeten
powdered sugar.
Cookies: Ingredients-—Two cup of
white sugar, one cup sour eream, one
cup batter, four egs, one half teaspoon
soda and flour to make a soft dongh. I
have made them for years, and never
had any poor enes. They will keep for
weeks, and when two weeks old are bet-
ter than when first made,
Craliers: One capful of sugar, pieca
of butter the size of an egg rubbed well
into the flour, two egzs beaten into the
sugar and butter, one cup of milk,
three teaspoonfuls of baking powder
mixed into a cupful of flour. Add a lit-
tle salt, unless the butter is very salty.
it to taste with
of lemon extract. Mix very soft.
Chestnut Cookies: Peel the chestnuts
and boil them until soft, then pound
them and mix to a paste with three eggs,
sugar to taste and flour to make a dough
that you can roll out thin; cut them in
fancy shapes, brush them over with egg,
and sprinkle with chopped chestnuts.
Allow about a cupful of boiled chestnuts
for three eggs. =
A tasteful drapery for a square waste-
paper basket consists of two festoons of
plush or satin ; peacock blue 1s a good
choice, alternating with two deep cro-
cheted points of beige color or pale blua
macrame cord in wheels, or any other
pretty designs, and finish with heavy
tassels of the cord. Rosettes and cords,
both crocheted, finish the top and sides,
and pompons of gathered plash may al-
so be introduced if desired.
Choice Extracts.
He who gives pleasure meets withoit ;
kipdness is the bond of friendship and
therhook of love; he who sows not,
reaps not. :
No one will ever be kept out of Heav-
en for not doing enough. but multitudes
will fail to enter in because they do not
love enough. :
Men worshipped God, without know-
ing it, in the home; and, while profess-
ing to worship Him, they bribe Him,
and cringe before Him in the tem ple.
The truthjof religionlis most powerful,
not as set forth on the printed page, but
as exhibited in the daily life. “Living
epistles” are the ones men like best to
Our success in all Christian work, as
Christian work, is measured by our pos-
session of spiritual power. But we must
not depend for our success on our feeling
that we have spiritual power. We
ought to feel our need of that power,
and trust to God to give it to us as we
go on in the path of duty He has pointed
out as ours.
On of the fearful features of all sin
consists in the fact that every sinful ac-
tion which one does naturally disposes
him to do another like action. Thus
the casé’goes from bad to warse, at each
step of the progress becoming worse, un-
til final and absolute ruin is the result.
The self-perpetrating and self-intensify-
ing power of sin is written upon the ex-
perience of the human race.
Have youa joy? Out with it! Set
your candle upon the mantlepiece.
When in boyhtod, in the country, I
went to the prayermeetings, we went
across the corn-field in groups, and fath-
er would take a lantern, and go ahead,
and we would all follow in the light of
that one lantern, not stumbling or los-
ing our way. Let yourligcht so shine
before men! Don’t sit during prayer-
meeting with you head down in your
hands as though you had been asleep
two weeks. The homeliest part of you
is the top of your head. Let your face
shine. Talmage wn zr. ¥. Observer.
A Valuable Bibie.
Millions of people regard the Bible as
the most valuable book in the world,
aside from its mechanical make up and
appearance. But in a comercial sense
a Hebrew Bible at the Vatican in Rome
is said to be the most valuable book in
the world. In 1512 Pope Julius, then
in great financial straits, refused to sell
it to a syndicate of rich Venetian Jews
for its weight in gold. The Bible
weighs more than 325 pounds, and is
never carried by less than three men.
The price refused by Pope Julius was,
therefore, about $125,000, and that too,
when gold was worth at least thrice
what it is now worth.
—Pryor—Look here, Charlie, you must
stop smoking those villainous cigarettes.
They will soften your brain and——
Cholly-—-Thawrks | Baw Jawve! A
thousand thawnks! You are dooced
kind, Pwyor. .
Pryor (as Cholly moves off)--Well,
there's gratitude for you, Hawk. I
tract. Road taxes will be paid in cash,
bat the work must be given to owners of
teams in the aistrict, thus enabling
farmers to recain in wages the taxes ]
they have paid, provided they do the
work as well and cheaply as others.
actually believe the fellow’s going to
swear off.
Hawk--No, that wasn’t it. You see,
the poor chap has been told so often
that he has no brain that he feels highly |
flattered by your concern.
are used very largely for transom de- |
corations or as valances over windows or |
For a simple recipe for chocolate ic- |
minutes, then flavor witha teaspoonful |
Flavor with one and a half teaspoonfuls |
| reptiles following him and recognized
ithe one he had been kind to a year be-
| fore.
| dog. McJunkin was struck by this re-
I markable case of gratitude in a creature
supposed to be totally devoid of that
The snake seemed very glad to |
{ see him and followed at his heel like a |
| quality and he took the snake home |
| with him. After extracting its fangs
| the snake was
| the house.
i “One night McJunkin heard a noise
{in the room below. where his safe was
standing. Going down to see what the
| trouble was he found burglars at work,
| but they promptly gagged him. Mrs.
| MeJuankin followed her husband down-
I strairs and rushed to the window to give
the alarm. She had opened it about
| and gagged by the burglars.
| “About this time the sr.ake, which
| had been asleep under the house, crawl-
ed out.
| the man who saved its life was in dire
| distress. Wriggled rapiding toward the
| open window it climbed a chair, thrust
| its tail out in the street, and made such
| a loud rattle that the police arrived be-
| fore the burglars could get away, and
| both of them were captured.”
Washing Out the Stomach.
| cians in New York have tried, with a
| gratifying success, a novel treatment for
dyspepsia aud cancer of the stomach by
washing out that organ.
During the past year several physi- |
| glected.
permitted the freedom of | portance to their health.
Poultry Pickings.
Ordinarily is not a good plan to try
to hatch dacks too early. They will
thrive better after the weather gets
warm and settled.
It has been thoroughly settled that
the hens will lay more ezzs, and that
the eggs will keep longer and better,
witout roosters than with them.
‘Burat corn with the cob makes the
best charcoal for hens, being far su-
perior to wood charcoal which contains
but little nutriment. Twice a week is
often enough to feed it,
The sweeping of the foddering floors
and mangers can be profitably fed to
the fowis, letting them do their own
sorting, They can doit much better
than yon ean, and not make so much
fuss about it.
Sunshine is 205d medicine for laying
hens, with a [iberal allowance_ of the
proper kiuds of tood, both dry and green
with lime in some form, and good pure
water. Poultry will not thrive if ne-
Water is of the utmost im-
Hens, like cows, are fond of green
food in winter. Clover Lay cut up in
fine bits is a cheap and good substitute
for areen food when it becomes scarce.
The many diseases to which hens are
| subject will be less liable to preva‘land
I more eggs will be the result.
| hay is a very excellent food for them at
{ four inches when she, too, was seized !
It was at a glance that it saw |
striking the birds.
all seasons. Try it and see.
Fowls must have sanlight. A fair-
sized window is better than a glass.
front for general use. Ventilators
should be so designed as to permit a
reasonable amount of air without draft
By alittle careful
planning they can be properly made
These are a few simple thoughts, old
| to a great many and perhaps new to
The process |
iis very simple and not dangerous. A |
| long flexible pipe is passed down the
| throat until one end is in the stomach.
| The upper end has a funnel attached,
| into which hot water is poured until the
stomach is filled. The weight of the
water in the pipe and funnel gives a hy-
draulic pressure suflicient to distend the
stomach. The pipe has an aperture big
enough to hold a lead pencil. After
end of the pipe is turned down until it is
lower than the bottom of the stomach,
and the stomach is emptied as a barrel
ofany fluid is emptied through a siphon,
The process may be repeated several
food and mucous are washed out, and
the hot water closes the blood vessels
and reduces “inflammation. The relief
is immediate. Thedyspeptic may have
his stomach washed out before a meal,
so that he can a take fresh start. After
the lapse of a sufficient time for o:din-
ary digestion, the stomach is washed cut
again. This process has been in use at
the New York Hospital, we are inform-
ed, for some time.
corer c— Aen oe
We had an hour to wait at a railroad
of us sat down in the shade on the edge
of the platform and hung our legs over.
It was very comfortable, and we were
smoking and talking, shen a man with
a rope in his hand, evidently looking for
astray mule, came out of the bushes op-
posite us and stood looking up and
down the track. By and by he directed
his gaze toward our feet, but we didn’t
mind him until he drawled out :
“You all, there !”’
“Well 7” queried ore.
“Hist up your feet!”
We “histed’”” without waiting to ask
why, and then looked over to see a rat-
tlesnake about seven feet long just coil-
ing himself for a strike after having
crawled out from under the platform.
A handy grindstone was dropped on
him, and when some one thanked the
native, he called back:
“Some men who hev lost a mule and
hunted fer him three days would hev
bin onery about it, but thar’s nothin’
dog-gone mean about me.”
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A Unique Comparison.
A facetions watchmaker says: “A
watch is like the human body. It is
just as sensitive as the most delicate
child and needs more care and protection
than it ever receives. .
“It is affected by climatic influences,
and its vitals are just as liable to de-
rangement as those of our bodies. Its
heart beats govern its action and its
hands and face tell its condition at all
“If T were to classify the diseases of
watches I should say that the one where
the works are clogged with dirt and the
oil has become stiff is analagous to our
biliousness. This is the most common
complaint watch doctors find, and un-
less the owner of the watch makes it a
rule to submit it to a reputable repairer
he will probably be victimized, just as
human patients are when they consult
quack doctors.’
People We All Know.
The man who talks too long in prayer
The woman who never has anything
good to say about her neighbors.
Poople who will not have anything to
do with anything, unless they can
“boss’” the whole business.
The man who gets on stilts every time
he prays in public.
The preacher who is always sure the
Lord wants him to go to the church that
offers the largest salary.
The Sunday-school teacher who never
thinks it worth while to study the les-
son. .
The people who come into an au-
dience late, to attract attention and
show themselves:
The people who would do great things
for the Lord, if they could only do
them without costing them something.
Turkeys, "in cold weather, will stay
around the barn-yard if properly and
abundantly fed and sheltered.
the stomach has been filled, the funnel |
The result is that the undigested |
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Didn't Like the Subject,
It has been noticed that sometimes
people who are slightly deat appears to
hear certain sounds better than they are
able to heer others, and from this the
proverb,“ None so deaf as those who wont
hear,” has arisen, The story is a well
| known one of a rich father, who was
somewhat deaf, and was asked one day
by his scape-grace :
“Father, will you give me fifty dol-
What 2” sajd the father, putting his
hand to his ear.
“Will you give me a hundred dol-
lars 777 shouted the young man.
“Hold on!” said the father. “I
| heard you well enough the first time.”
A somewhat similar story is told of
Sir Richard Steele, who when he was
preparing a room in York buildings,
London, for public orations, happened
to be a good deal behind in his pay-
ments to his workmen. Coming one
day into the Hall to see what progress
was made, Steele ordered the carpenter
to get into the rostrum and make a
speech in order to observe how it could
be heard.
The carpenter mounted the stage and
scratching his head, told Sir Richard
that he did not know what to say.
“I'm no orator, sir,’”’ he said.
“Oh, no matter,” said Steele; “say
the first thing that comes uppermost in
your head.”
“Why, then, Sir Richard, here we
: > nad } { have been working for your honor these
junction in Lousiana, and four or five |
six’months, and cannot get a penny of
our money. Pray, sir, when do you in-
tend to ——?”
“That will do—that will do!’ said
Steele. “You may come down. I
heard quite distinctly but I didn’t like
your subject,”
Thought It Was a Dead Cat Mine.
It was the man on whose land natur-
al gas was first struck in the Findlay,
Ohio, district, and he was telling some
of us about it as we waited in the depot
at Columbus.
“Wall, you know,” he began, “my
son Bill was « great hand to read. One
day he laid away a book he had been
reading and says to me: .
“Dad, I’ve been readin’ up on min-
erals an’ I'm goin’ to find sunthin’ right
here on our farm.’
¢ ¢Shoo, Bill,’ says I, ‘hut you won’t
strike nothin’ outside of cobblestones
and worms.’
“But he went at it, an’ begun to dig
an’ bore an’ fool aroun’ an’ leave me to
hoe the corn, and one day he struck
sunthin’, There cum sich an infernal
smell that both of us was drove to the
house, an’ then the smell got so bad
that we was drove to neigbor’s, an’ we
had to let the hogs out of the pen, or
they would have keeled over.
«Bill, T says, when IT got where I°
could breathe again, ‘you said you'd
strike sunthin’, an’ you have. You've
wasted three months’ time gittin’ down
to whar Christopher Columbus buried
about a thousand tomeats, an’ we've all
bin driv off the farm in consekence.
It’s my turn now to strike sunthin’, an’
you kin get ready for the all-firedst
lickin’ a boy ever got.’
“I give it to him, gentlemen, an’ then
1 went spookin’ aroun’ to find some-
body who'd buy the farm at about the
cost of the barn. A feller who seemed
to hev catarrh an’ didn’t mind the smell
closed up a deal with me, an’ I had to
grin as I walked off with his money un-
der my arm. I kep’ on grinnir’ fur
about a week, but then I heard some
news that stopped me, an’ I guess it’s
three year since I've opened my mouth
sideways. Them dead cats was worth
a hundred thousand dollars fo me, an’ I
sold ’em for $800 and walked around
patting myself on the back fur being so
allfired cute.”
You can tell pretty well how a
girl feels toward you by the way she
takes your arm. Ifshe doesn’t care a
cent you know it by the indifference of
her muscles, If she has great confi-
dence in you the pressure tellsit; and
friendship is as distinct from love in that
mode of expression asin words or looks.
A woman can take the arm of a fellow
she likes very much with perfect com-
fort, even if she is six feet high and he is
four. But even if the two are just
matched, she can make him {feel dis-
dain, contempt, discomfort, dislike, any-
thing she likes, by the way she does not
hold on to him-