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THE PARROT IN TRADE.
An Kduented Illrd Used by m Collector ft
lUnl Pertinent Thiugs About Had
"No use to dun Vm! No use to dun
•em! They're deadbeats!"
These words uttered in shrill pierc
ing- tones, attracted a crowd in the
vicinity of Lincoln park. A well
dressed younj man emerged from the
vestibule of a residence, where he
had been conversing with a woman,
and rushed down the steps to <» cov
ered bugpv in front of the house.
"No use to dun 'em! No use to dun
Vm! They're deadbeats!"
"Quiet, Polly! Shut your mouth."
pried the voting man as he removed
from the seat, of the vehicle a large
cage containing a particularly vicious
After several times repeating its un
complimentary protests, the bird
finally subsided and its master re
ascended the steps to the vestibule,
from which he soon emerged with
fom( bark notes in his hand.
"It's an original scheme of my
own," explained the young man a little
later, "and I'll explain the scheme if
you keep it mum. Some time ago I
was connected with an agency that
employed uniformed collectors and
(yellow wagons, the object being to in
timidate the debtor, who would pay
a just bill rather than be disgraced
by having self-advertised bad debt col
lectors calling upon him every day.
"After a time legal proceedings were
taken by a disgusted debtor who had
been persistently annoyed, and the
wagons and uniforms were promptly
suppressed. I'.ut are deadbeats to es
cape paying their just dues on that
account? 1 thought not, and recently
devised the plan I am now carrying
"People whose names are on the
blacklist are generally shrewd enough
to understand the situation, and a set
tlement is at once made or arranged
for. I have been operating for over
a month, and in but one instance has
Polly been called upon to repeat her
well-rehearsed act. I am told that
complaints have been made to the
police, and I must make hay while the
eun shines. Good-day."
"By-by! I'm a bird, I am." shrieked
the parrot, as the enterprising col
lector drove briskly away. —Chicago
A CASE OF FRAUD.
War T>ep-*rtment Discovers a Way in YTlilrh
8ol(lierx Secure Their I>l«charjje.
The war department has just nn
oorthed a case of fraud that it is sus
pected lias many parallels. An ap
plication for the discharge of her son
was received by a Pennsylvania rep
resentative from an old lady 84 years
of age. living in Adrain, Pa. She wrote
u pitiful appeal for the release of her
only boy, who was her sole support
«nd was said to be lying sick in Fort
Washington. Md. The letter was for
warded by the representatives of the
war department with a request that
the application be granted. The usual
circular letter was sent to the old
la<ly, reciting that discharges could be
made only upon the recommendation
of the commanding officer. Thereupon
the recipient wrote stating that she
had never written the department,
that the letter was a forgery, and that
while she had two sons, the one who
was in the army had never supported
her in any measure. Evidently the
man had planned the scheme to se
cure his own release.
A recent remarkable rainfall of 31.76
inches in 24 hours, which occurred in
northern Ceylon, leads a correspond
ent of Nature to recall other records
of heavy rains. The greatest annual
rainfall known occurs, it is said, in
ithe Khasia hills in India. It amounts to
600 inches, or 50 feet! On one occasion
3'/ 2 feet of rain fell in the Khasia hills
every 24 hours for five successive days.
Gibraltar has been drenched with 33
inches of rain in 20 hours, and Genoa
with 30 inches in the same length of
Mr. Wigsby—See here, my love, there is
•ome mistake. The baggage delivery mar
has left seven trunks on our front porch.
Mrs. Wigsby (who has just returned froir
the mountains) —Imbecile! Don't you un
derstand? He's coming back after dark foi
tbe extra five. —Cleveland Plain Dealer.
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 1893.
Dr. S. li. Hartman, Columbus, O.
My DEAR DOCTOR: —lt gives me
pleasure to certify to the excellent
curative qualities of your medicines:
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Ron. J. D. EOTHIN,
Congressman-at-Large frora Kansas.
Pe-ru-na and. Man-a-lin. I hare beer
afflicted, more or less, for a quarter oi
a century with catarrh of the stomach
and constipation; a residence in Wash
ington has increased these troubles.
A few bottles of your medicines hav<
given me almost complete relief, and 1
am sure that a continuation of theii
use will iffect a permanent cure.
Pe-ru-;ia is surely a wonderful rem
•dy for catarrhal affections.
J. Jj. BOTKItf.
TRIALS OF THEIR OWN.
Boiitt'kecpcrM Have Them Juat as
\\ ell, and an Many of Them, an
Their 11 uitlia n «1».
None of them had been married very
long ami their interest in the mys
teries of ho ustkeeping had not died
"What is the most awful thing which
ever happened to you since you kept
house'.'" asked the dark-eyed girl. The
group sighed as one woman. "We
haven't time to tell," they chorused.
"I think," spoke up the prettiest one,
"that the time I most wanted to crawl
under the rug and just die in lonesome
r.ess was at my first card party. Five
tables had been served with ice cream
when it gave out. There were eight
"Why, I never knew that!" cried her
husband, who was on the outskirts of
"Of course not!" she flashed. ou
happened to be at the second table
and when I saw you placidly putting
away the ice cream while your guests
down til* room were starving I —l
came near disliking you!"
"What did you do'.'" asked the other
"Oh," she said, "I just told them
brutally that the ice cream had given
out and they couldn't have any. What
else could I do? I felt as though red
hot needles were sticking into me
when I did it, too."
"Tom brought a man home to din
ner one night," reminiscently said the
bookworm of the crowd. "Of course
it was on a day when the cook had left
and there wasn't a thing to eat, but 1
believed in doing my duty as wife, so
I smiled and smiled and got hold of a
beefsteak by threatening to massacre
the butcher's boy, who wanted to
deliver it at the flat above, where it
had been ordered, but I was desperate.
Well, I put that steak in the broiler
and held it over the coals —we didn't
have a gas stove. It was slow work,
so I picked up the evening paper and
began reading it. As I read I turned
the broiler over and over constantly.
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IT WAS SLOW WORK.
for T remembered mother saying when
you broil meat it must be done on
both sides. 1 was in the midJle of th.;
most interesting article when I no
tired I was choking to death. My
dears, that kitchen was smoking like
b stpain engine, and the steak—well
the charred bits were just kind oi
rattling around in the broiler. I gave
Tom and the man breakfast bacon!"
"Have you ever gone down in a bath
robe, with your hair like a wild In
dian's, to answer the postman's ring
and discovered it was your wealthy
maiden aunt or your dearest enemj
come to call on you?" asked the blond
"Or complained to the janitor about
Ihe noise your neighbor's childrer
were making in the court, only to bf
told the howling little savages wert
your own darlings?"supplemented the
mother of three.
"Or had three people 'just drop in tc
dinner.' when your meal was pre
pared for two —with sm. II appetites?'
"Or," said the prettiest one in a low
ered voice and a glance at her hus
band, "have your mother-in-law com*
to see you when you had forgotten tc
dust the piano and the pie crust woulc
have been just the thing to make nice
durable rubber boots?"
Tli,'re was a sympathetic silence
"Anyhow," sighed the one who has
started the discussion, "it's bette:
And everyone looked more cheerful
—Chicago Daily News.
Horns for Dniry Product*.
By being boiled milk will usually
keep good for nearly hours, if it is
placed in a cool lard-er or cellar whict
is well ventilated; but the peculiai
taste it imparts to tea is a drawback
to this means of preserving it. It wil
be found a good plan to add half n
teaspoonful of powdered borax to eact
quart of milk, stirring it well, so thai
the borax may dissolve quickly; Ihii
should be done as soon as the miik i:
brought from the dairy. Butter should
be well washed in borax and water, and
kept in a basin of cold water, to which
borax has been added. Cooking but
ter which has a rank taste may lit
made sweet by this means, but plentj
of borax should be used, and the but
le~ must be well worked with buttei
Month find Tootti \Vnnli.
An excellent wash for the mouth and
teeth and also for the hair is made b\
dissolving two ounces (about four ever
tablespoonsfui) of borax in three pint«
of boiling water; while still warm add
to this a teaspoonful of spirits of cam
phor. Hot tie and ke«p on the wash
stand; when ready for use, add equa,
amount of warm water.
-GAMERON COUNTY PRESS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24. *B9B
THE FINISHING TOUCH.
A Word About llf«nl>'" Timing and
the A|i|illi'Hlli»> «>' Powder
to the Skin.
There are hardly two women out of
ten who properly apply the different lo
tions and cosmetics to their skins. As
a rule the finishing touches are left en
tirely to the last, when they should be
begun with the dressing.
The proper time to commence to ap
ply the powder and little touch of color
to the skin is just after the hair has
been dressed. The tinting should be
done first and theu the powder should
be put on with lavish hand. The cor-
FINISHINO THE TOILETTE.
set cover and silk skirt are the last
garments to put on, so that the neck
and arms can have full benefit of the
treatment. After this is done put on
the skirt and waist of your gown, and
after all is ready brush the powder
from your face until there is just
enough to keep away the shine which
1 is so tormenting to the complexion.
The powder should be left upon the
neck and arms for comfort's sake and
for the sake of the gown, as it absorbs
perspiration, and thus the dress ma
■ terial is kept dry and fresh.
This is the only method used by pro
' fessional beauties, and is the one which
■ will be prescribed by any masseuse
beauty artist. If the treatment is left
until your whole toilette is complete 1
never lasts as long, and your gown is
apt to be spoiled.
BRAINS OF CHILDREN.
Scientific Experiment* Made to See
How Much They May lie Kx
How much happier the lives of the
thousands of children entering school
would be if only women —mothers and
teachers—better understood the na
ture and limitation of their brain cells,
says the Philadelphia Inquirer. Such
knowledge is to be had, as very im
portant experiments and deductions
have recently been made by scientific
investigators; but it always takes an
unreasonable length of time for such
knowledge to become general.
After 25,000 tests by the best educa
tors in America, it has been absolutely
demonstrated, for instance, that the
length of time that a child six years of
age can concentrate its mind does not
exceed seven minutes; and that all ef
forts to confine its attention upon one
subject beyond this limit are worse
than useless. This power of concen
tration increases slowly; at the age of
eight a child's attention may be easily
•held ten minutes. At the age of 12 hia
mind should not be riveted upon one
subject longer than 17 minutes. It is,
therefore, a great mistake to keep a
child of this age—say at the piano,
more than 15 minutes; after a change
of occupation, another quarter of an
hour's practice will be of incalculably
more benefit than the attempt to con
tinue work after brain and nerves have
Indeed, most of the inattention and
restlessness of children ma}' be ex
plained upon the physical basis. A
boy's brain, for example, undergoes a
certain shrinkage at the age of 14 or
15. It actually weighs less than at the
age of 12 and 13. This fact explains the
carelessness, laziness and general un
reasonableness of boys of this age,
Statistics show that a large propor
tion of boys leave school at about this
time. It is altogether probable that
if parents and teachers realized that
the proverbial lawlessness of boys of
14 merely evidenced a temporary con
dition of brain cells, more of them
would be patiently guided through the
period, to take up their studies a yeat
or two later with renewed interest.
The same tests have conclusively
proved that the brain of a child is al
ways most active between 8:30 and
11:30 in the morning. All lessons,
therefore, requiring ihe exercise of
their reasoning' power—such as arith
metic and grammar, should be at this
hour. It has been further deduced
that the average child, unhampered by
grades and systems, may have easily
mastered his arithmetic by the time
he is 12 years old.
Scientists have also discovered that
if the brain centers governing the
motor nerves remain undeveloped un
til the age of 10, there is no chance
whatever of any later development;
which fact is a powerful argument in
favor of manual training in the public
schools. The majority of children are
so active that they develop their own
brains and nerves to a certain extent
along these liues. Where they fail to
do so. we get the tramp and the sloven.
It is a physical impossibility to ac
quire skill and dexterity in any art un
less the foundation has been laid in the
formation of brain cells and the train
ing of the motor nerves before the age
AN EXHIBITION COOP.
It la Hoomy UnuMKli for the Illr«l» to
Appear to Advantage and to
We have several requests for direc
tions for building coops for exhibiting
fowls at fairs and shows, and give
above an illustration of such a coop.
The illustration explains itself so well
that but little by way of explanation
is necessary. This coop is 30 inches
high, 30 inches wide, and 24 inches deep
—but these uin-ensions are by no means
obligatory, as coops are built of va
rious sizes, to suit the taste and pur
pose of the builder. We would urge,
however, that exhibitors who supply
their own coops make them roomy
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enough fo- the birds to be comforta
ble in; nothing is so certain to make
the birds appear at a disadvantage as
too close quarters. We would make a
frame o, 1 i/ a -inch stuff—the ends, back
and top being covered with stout serv
iceable duck, the floor being of half
inch matched boards, and the front be
ing made of half-inch rods set into top
and bottom of frame 2'/ 3 inches apart,
excepting that the two or three cen
ter rods are set into a sliding bed piece
at bottom, and pass up through the
top frame, giving access to the interior.
The bed piece of the gate should slide
upon the rods on each side. Short rods
are set in the front, upon which to
suspend cups for food and water. A
curtain for the front, to be let down at
night, and in day time be rolled up as
in the illustration, adds to the neatness
of the structure; and ornamental
brass-headed tacks to secure the duck
ends, etc., improves the appearance.
The rods in front look best if round, al
though eight square rods are very neat.
Many owners of private coops keep
them neatly painted.—Farm Poultry.
THE DUCK BUSINESS.
It In Profitable When Conducted with
Judgment and In the I*roper
There is an unfounded prejudice
against ducks and geese in the minds of
many farmers. The usual excuse is
that they have a habit of puddling in
every bit of water they find until they
make a mudhole there.
Hogs have a similar habit but no one
objects to them on that account be
cause the hogs are kept in their places.
Mud is not necessary to the happiness
of either ducks or hogs. In fact both
are better if kept where they cannot
Ducks should be kept out of the door
yard and they have no place in the barn
yard or about the watering troughs of
any kind. They are so easily shut out
of any place that it is not a hard mat
ter to keep them from getting into mis
chief. They cannot crawl through a
small hole in a fence and if the fence is
three feet high they will never get over
It. Ducks will drink more water than
other kinds of poultry, but they do not
need it for any other purpose. If they
are given their water in a trough over
which slats are nailed to prevent them
from getting into the water they will
not make any more mud than other
fowls. Whether kept for eggs or
hatched to be sold when ten or twelve
weeks old, they are more profitable
than chickens and much more comfort
able to handle, as they are domestic in
their habits, easily tamed and always
ready to eat almost anything that is
| given them and turn it to good use by
growing heavier all the time. —Farm-
AMONG THE POULTRY.
Ten weeks from shell to market is
the time allotted a chick.
Geese cannot be raised to an advun
| tage without grass and water.
Cull out the poor layers and give the
prolific hens more room to work.
Scalded sweet milk and cooked rice
will stop diarrhoea in chickens. Avoid
giving sloppy food when in this con
A breed of fowls kept for the eggs
alone should be that one which can be
kept with the least expense for food or
Early maturity is an item with poul
try, especially chickens and turkeys
when raising them for market. —Prairie
Why Some Farmer* Fail.
Do farmers in general appreciate the
need of preparing the soil for a crop in
time? They do theoretic-filly, but prac
tically farmers are disposed to display
that lack of exacting promptness that
characterizes the successful business
man. This is more frequently the line
of demarkation between success and
failure in farming than is realized.
Farmers are usually always at work,
out being employed at the thing most
ueeding attention is what requires full
understanding of"on time." —Dakota
Field and Farm.
Activity «F VHBTIBI.
Much anxiety has been caused in Naples
by the renewed activity of Mount Vesuvius.
An overwhelming danger of this description
produces universal terror. As a matter of
fact there is little likelihood that Alt. Vesu
vius will do any serious damage. On the
other liand thousands die daily from stomach
and digestive disorders, who might have sur
vived had they resorten to Hostetter's Stom
ach Hitters. It is the greatest of known ton
ics for stomach and digestive organs. It
cures kidney, liver and blood disordws.
A Doubting Thomas.
"Sound," said the pedagogue, "is some
thing that a person can hear, but can
neither see nor feel."
"Oh, I don't know!" exclaimed the boy at
the foot of the class. "1 think I can prove
that you are off in your theory."
"Very well, Thomas," retorted the man of
learning, "go ahead and prove it, then."
"Only yesterday you gave me a sound
thrashing," said Thomas: "I suppose the
other pupils saw ; t, and don't you ever
think for a minute that 1 didn't feel it." —
Chicago Evening News.
Go South This Winter.
For the present winter season the Louis
ville & Nashville Railroad Company has
improved its already nearly perfect through
service of Pullman Vestibuled Sleeping
Cars and elegant day coaches from Cincin
nati, Louisville, St. Louis and Chicago, to
Mobile, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast,
l hornasville, Ga., I'ensacola, Jacksonville,
Tampa, Palm Beach and other points in
Florida. Perfect connection will be made
with steamer lines for Cuba, Porto Pico,
Nassau and West Indian ports. Tourist
and Home-Seekers excursion tickets on sale
at low rates. Write C. P. Atmore, General
Passenger Agent, Louisville, Ky., for par
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More people make a fuss over mushrooms
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In giving ear to flattery we not only fool
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We blame the devil for many things he
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A glass eye is the memorial window of the
soul. —Princeton Tiger.
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