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O, white Is the sail in the lar away.
And dirty the sail at the dock ;
And fair aro the cliffs across the bay
And black is the near-by rock.
Cbongh glitters the snow on the peaks afar,
At oar feet it Is only white ;
And bright Is the gleam of the distant star,
Though a lamp were twice as bright
Jh rose that nods beyond oar reach
Is redder than rose of oars ;
Of thought that turns our tongnes to speech
Our fellows leave greater dowers.
She waters that flow from the hidden spring!
Are sweeter than those by oar side-
So we strive through life for the
And never are satisfied I
Co we strive through life for these distant
But ever they hold their place ;
Till bonis Ufa's drum and death doth come
And we look in his mocking face.
And the distant things crowd near and elost
And faith ! They are dingy and gray I
For the charm is lost when the line ft
Twizt here and far away.
Tot the charm is lost when the line 1
And we see things as they are s
And know that as clean is the sail at thv
As the sail on the sea afar ;
As bright the rays of the near-by lamp
As the gleam of the distant star.
EI try n L Hoffman, in Pittsburg Dispatch
THE ORGANIST'S RIVAL
BY ANNA BRIEIiDS.
sat in her roon
and at the sami
time building air
castles, the inno
of a girl o !
eighteen, who ii
just wakening U
of a heart to b
She would havi
ran and given.
bluHheil with indignation and wound
ed feeling, had any one told her she
was actually in love, and there would
have been no falsehood in her denial.
let, since the Rev. James Castletoo
had come to Rosedale, and taken the
church under his care, life had seemed
brighter to Sume.
The Rev. James Caatleton was
quiet, rather reserved man of thirty-
uve, doi nanusome, not especially
gifted with eloquence. But in his soft
gray eyes, in the curves of his gravely
set mouth lay an expression of good
ness, of unostentatious, true piety,
that made his- simple language more
elective than the most elaborate ora
tory. Old women brought their sor
rows to Mr. Castleton, and went away
comforted, blessing him for an unaf
fected sympathy that doubled the
value of his counsels. Children clus
tered about him wherever he called,
and loooked eagerly for his coming
into the Sunday-school. The young
people liked him and trusted him,
wondering a little sometimes that one
Bo grave and quiet could so thoroughly
understand the troubles and tempta
tions of youth.
He had shown an interest in Susie
Barclay for many reasons. She was
an orphan and had lost both parents;
and a sister within a fortnight, vic
tims of a malignant fever raging in!
Robednle, four years before. She wa:j
poor, having taken a position as house-'
hold teacher in a seminary, and been
household drudge as well, to earn an
education. At the time Mr. Castleton
came to Rosedale, Susie was teaching
music, was organist at St. Mark's, and)
in leisure time at home earned many
an odd dollar by embroidery.
And it was upon embroidery she was
busy on the week preceding Easter
Mr. Castleton's first Easter in Rose
dale. As organist, Susie was com
pelled to take part in all the services
at St. Mark's, but beside this regular
attendance, sho was a devout, sincere
member of the church, and gave her
time, little as she could spare it, to
the work in the missionary society,
sewing circles and festivals of the
And the work upon which she was
ewing so steadily Susie called, in her
ker heart, her Easter offering. Mrs.
Stacey, the richest woman in Rose
dale, often employed Susie's busy lin
gers, and it only made the gentle girl
mile scornfully when she heard Bes
sie Stacey praised for the exquisite
embroidery her own active lingers
Mrs. Stacey intended to make an
Caster offering, at St Mark's, of a
new set of church linen, and she had
engaged Susie to hemstitch and em
broider it, promising her ten dollars
for work she well knew would cost her
three times that sum in any city store.
And Susie hd already appropriated
that sum, in her mind. She would
buy a large cross of white flowers,
such as she had seen in her visits to
the city, and present it to St. Mark's.
Not one penny of those ten dollars
would she use for her own expenses;
ind if Uessie Stacey let it be under
stood tlmt she had embroidered the
linen her mother presented, why,
Susie could give her cross, and so
For, somewhere in the depths of her
heart, so far down she had never
called it to -the surface. Susie knew
that there was rivalry between Bessie
Stacey and herself. She knew that
Mr. Castleton was frequently at Mrs.
Stacey "s, to luncheon, to dinner, to
arrange various church matters in
which Mrs. Stacey suddenly wakened
to an interest she had never felt when
pood old Mr. Murray presided in the
And Bessie wore the roost becoming
dresses right under the minister's
eyes, while Susie's modest dresses were
hidden behind the curtains of the
A she workod in the passion-flowers
encircling her cross, Susie thought of
tlie order she would send to her Aunt
Mary in the city for the cross he
meant to buy. She had steadily put
away the temptation to bur a new
priug hat or one new dress, resolving
to make over her gray poplin once
morn and have her old hat cleaned
vid preyed. And, really, one must
eighteen, with a very limited,
Irird-earued wardrobe and strong
!eire to appear attractive in the eyei
' one person, to appreciate the sacri
fice Susie was making. Ten dollars,
with her economical habits, her skill
in sewing, woiil d go so far towarc
tvr is. ,rs to be her Eister offering;
i nd if there lurked a thought of Mr.
Ca-stleton's words of praise or hisgrav
eyes looking approvingly upon hei
.tasteful gift, was she bo very much
She had finished her work before
f unset, and took it home. Mrs. Staej
fas in the sitting room, where Bessie
,was opening the parcel containing s
Dew silk suit for Easter Sunday, and
f-lnsie was called upon to admire Mm
color, the style, the general fleet
"It is dari for spring," Bessie saij
'You know rery well you canni
bear light colors," said her mother
Tour eyes and hair are all you cat
desire ; yonr teeth are good, your fea
tares regular and your figure is simpl
perfect ; but your complexion is thiol
and sallow, and always will be untr
you stop eating such rich food. Now
here is Susie without one really goo
feature in her face, with an insignifi
eant figure, eyes of no color in partic
ular, a sort of bluish-gray, but with i
complexion like a miniature painting.
She can wear blue and softly tintec
fabrics, but you cannot"
She might have adde.d that Susie,
hair was the color of corn-silk and oni
mass of golden waves and soft ring
lets ; that Susie's month was like a
baby's in its tender curves and sweet
expression ; that Susie's eyes were fut
jof intelligence and gentle, womanly
sweetness ; but she forgot to mentior.
these points, and Susie was crushed,
as she intended her to be, in spite o'
Bnt Mrs. Stacey took out her pocket
book and fromit a ten-dollar gold
"You can buy a new hat," she said,
in a patronizing way indescribably ir
"No," Susie said, quietly; "this l
to be my Easter offering."
"Oh I And speaking of .taster
ould you mind, on your way home,
taking this linen to Mrs. Byrne's tc
wash and iron. Tell her I must have
it on Friday at the very latest !"
It was growing dark, and Susie re
membered that so far from being "on
her way home. Mrs. Byrne lived al
the other end of Rosedale, bnt she
was to shy too refuse, and rolled th
linen up again.
Mrs. .Byrne was a bard-workini
woman with seven children, whose
husband, after subjecting her to all
the miseries of a drunkard's wife, had
released her by pitching bead-first ofl
the bridge below Rosedale, into tht
river. Womanlike, she grieved for
him. as if he had made her life a bed
t roses, nnd turned to her wash-tnbi
for a living, patiently and industri
ously. A very sunbeam of a vmai
the was, in spite of her troubles, anc
3ueie was amazed to find her sitting oo
;he d door-steps sobbing like a child,
ihe rose to receive Mrs. Stacey 'i
message, and promised to d the
work, and then, in answer to Susie's
gentle, "You are in trouble, I am
ifraid," her grief broke out in words.
"I've no right to complain, miss,"
ihe said, "for the Lord 's been very
;ood to us since poor Tim . wai
irownded, but indeed it's a chance
lost I'm fretting for."
"A chance lost?" said Susie, her
voice still full of gentle sympathy.
"It's Nora, miss. She's been deli
jate, miss, tver since she was born,.
nd the air here is bad for her in
tirely. The docther saye her lungs ifi
take, and it's a bad cough she's got,
and we're too near the say here in
Rosedale. And me sister, who lives at
B , she's wrote she'll take Nora for
her own, an' give her schooling and
not let her work till she's stronger,
She's not much of her own, hasn't
lister Mary ; but she's no childer since
ihe put four in the cuurch-yarl, and
ihe'll be good to Nora, an' the child
iust dying here by inches, for she will
ielp me, an' sloppin' in the washing's
aad for her. -She coughs that bad at
night, miss, and tho doctor says the
sir in B would be the makin' of her. "
"But, surely, you will send her,"
"There it is, miss I Mary, she cail
lind money out an' out, and it costs
ux dollars to go to B . I was up
Mrs. Stacey's, to ax the loan of it,
ind work it out a little at a time on the
vashin' ; hut she told me she could not
pare it. An' she rich ! I'm thinkin,
ii isa, perhaps she'd be servin' the Lord
is well as savin' a girl's life, you may
ay, instead of bnyin' all this embroid
sred linen to show off at St. Mark's. "
The words struck Susie like a stab.
(Vas it to serve the Lord or for her
wn vanity she wanted to give the
vhite cross to St. Mark's? Saving a
mman life ! The thought almost took
"You cau send Nora if you have tei
hollars?" she asked.
"Yes, miss; but it might as well bt.
i hundred. I can't get it."
"Yes, for I will give it to you ; and,
rou can ask the Lord to bless my
And before the astonished vomik
sould reply, the shining gold piece lay
n her hand and Susie was speeding
"The Lord be good to her I The.
taints bless her bed !" cried Mrs. Byrne.
"An' she t'aching for her own bread
ind butter an' trudging about in all
weathers to earn a dollar 1"
"You seem surprised at something,
Mrs. Byrne," said a quiet, deep voict
at her elbow, and she looked up to se
Mr. Castleton standing beside her. "1
came over to see if yon could come nj
to the parsonage and help Mrs. Willii
to-morrow. She has some extra wor)
"Yes, sir! I'll come, and be thank
ful to you, An' I am surprised just
dazed like." And out came the whoh
story from the grateful woman's lips,
ending with :
"And it's workin she is as hard a.
meself in her own way, while Mrs.
Stacey, that's rollin' in money couldn't
spare jest the loan of it, for it's not
begging I'd be 1"
Easter services were over, and Mrs.
Stacey had invited Mr. Castleton tt
dinner. She had told no direct lie,
but certainly had given the impressioi
that the lovely embroidery upon th
new linen was the work of Bessie's fin
gers. As they drove home, she asked
Mr. Castleton sweetly.
"Don't think me impertinent, but
which of the offerings was Miss Bar
clay's?" "None that I know ofl"
"Was there one offering of ten dol
lars in the collection?"
"No a five-dollar bill was the lar
"Such hypocrisy !" sneered Beanie.
"It was not necessary for Miss Barclay
to tell you, mamma, she was going to
give ten dollars for an Easter offering,
but she need not have told a falsehood
about it I"
; "Nor did she," said Mr. Castleton
"Her Easter offering was ten dollars.
I But he made no further explana
tion; nor did Susie, when summer
time brought her a letter, asking her
to share his life and labors, know
that Mrs. Byrne had told him the
story of her charity. New YoxltXed
Not mm Bad aa Wu Feared.
Good Man My boy, I saw you com
ut of a saloon. I hope you ax not M
depraved as to drink beer.
Boy Oh. no, sir: yon do me wron.
I went In to buy some dgmroots an' pas
a counterfeit dollar oo da new bartend1
Last year the sheep in this country
grew 807,100,000 pounds of wool.
low Produced from Matter tnat War
Elnce the discovery, some years ago,
that asbestos could be felted together
Into a sort of paper and used wherever
t nonconducting, non-combustible pack
Ing was needed, the demand for it ha
steadily Increased. - New forms and
new uses are continually appearing,
while the supply Is constantly diminish
ing. This has led to the search for f
B y melting together the various min
erals of which asbestos Is composed a
material of the same composition Is
easily obtained, but the stringy,
fibrous quality which makes the as
bestos so valuable Is wanting. An ac
cidental blast of steam against a stream
of melted slag from an iron furnace
gave the first and most Important step
In the solution of the problem, and from
this It has been worked out almost to
Derfection. At first "glass." or "min
eral" wool was made largely from slag,
which contains many of the minerals
nanlMl-aaud. lime and iron. But this
product was too glassy, was not tough
enouch and melted too easily.
A careful analysis of asbestos was
made, and the minerals, limestone, sand.
fire-clay or kaolin and Iron slag, con
taining the Drooer elements, were
As made now, by the improved meth
ods, waste products from other fac
tories are used principally. Broken
glass from windows and from bottle
houses furnishes the sand and a part
of the lime: pieces of fire-clay bricks.
broken glass-pots and dlshware that
has warped or cracked In the kilns fur
nish the clay, and Iron slag from the
puddling ovens supplies the Iron and
part of the sand and lime. A little ex
tra limestone la also added. These
waste products, besides being cheaper,
are better thnn simple sand, lime and
day would be, as they are In a hard,
ihunky form, and "stand up" In the
furnace, allowing a bettor circulation
of nlr and jras while heating. Loose
sand and clay would pack.
The materials are crushed and mixed
according to a rough formula, which
Is worked out by experiment It is
very necessary that the amount of each
should be just right. If too much gloss
is used the wool Is brittle and harsh; if
too much clay, the fibers are coarse
and heavy, and If too much Iron, the
product Is dark and does not sell welL
The mixed material Is placed In tall
fire-brick furnaces, with alternate lay
ers of coke, each layer being about one
foot deep. Natural gas, where obtain
able. Is led Into the bottom of the fur
nace, the fire is lighted and a blast of
air from a blower Is turned on, getting
up an Intense heat The glass melts,
acting as a flux and melting the other
materials. The part nearest the bot
tom of the furnace melts first and the
whole mass settles down.
When the lottom Is sufficiently liquid
a small hole Is opened at tho side of the
furnace and the fluid mass Is allowed to
How out In a stream one Inch In diam
eter. As this falls a jet of steam from
two flat, fan-shaied nozzles Is directed
against It blowing It Into a fine spray,
which, on cooling, is a white, fibrous
mass resembling fine, well-washed
wool, hence its name.
The spray is blown through a small
window into a large collecting room.
While the blast Is on this room Is
filled with a white cloud looking like
cotton down. Two furnaces and two
rooms are used, alternating with each
other. When the blast Is finished In one
furnace the downy wool Is allowed to
Kettlcnnd Is then scraped from the sides,
the floor and the celling; It Is weighed,
packed in bales and then Is ready for
The heaviest part, which settles near
est the windows, contains little, bead
like bodies, called In the trade "shot"
andduetolinpcrrcct blowing. 'Ihls wool
is remclted or sold for rough packing.
The uses of the mineral wool are very
numerous and are multiplying all the
time. The chief ones are the adultera
tion of asbestos; packings to retain
heat as on steam pipes, steam cylinders
and boilers; packings to keep out heat
In Ice machines, refrigerators, cold
rooms and cold-storage warehouses. Of
late large amounts are used for"deaden
lug of walls and floors In fireproof build,
The mineral wool Is used either loose
or In the form of paper, felting or thick
No Chance of Being Caught.
Judge Andrews of Georgia used to
tell an amusing story of the way In
which he was once "taken down" by
one of his audience during a political
address. lie was a candidate for Gov
ernor of his State and was explaining
to the crowd of people thnt had as
sembled to hear him how his friends
had pressed him to be a candidate and
that the office was seeking him; he was
not seeking the office. "In fact" he ex
claimed, "the office of Governor has
been following me for the last ten
years!" At this point a tall country
man at the rear of the audience rose
"But here's yer consolation. Judge!" he
shouted. "You're galuln' on It all the
time! It'll never catch you!" This
cheering prophecy proved to be quite
correct in spite of the mirth It pro
voked at the time of Its utterance.
Itaeteria and Not Thunder.
Scientists long since "went on rec
ord" as believing the ozone produced
ly electrical discharges during thunder
storms to be the cause of milk coagula
tion and souring during the prevalence
of such phenomena. Recent experi
ments by Trof. Treadwell prove that
the souring of milk Is not due to oxida
tion caused by ozone or other products
of the electric discharge, but that It Is
produced by the growth of bacteria
fluid, the growth of which Is exception
ally rapid In sultry, hot weather, such
iu usually precedes thunderstorms.
The World Growing Better.
It may sound a little slangy, but the
popular expression, "we're getting
there," seems to fit the times exactly,
rhe world is growing better because
the people are better than they ever
were before. The sun may not shine
i:iy brighter, but we appreciate tho
liirht more highly. There may be aa
lark places as ever there were, but we
ire able to avoid them.
Certainly there never was a time
when gentleness and purity, human
love aud human sympathy were more
respected or more generally appreci
tted. Coarseness and vulgarity, rude
less and riot will melt away before
;hese mild influences, until finally this
ld world will be so bright and so
ovable thnt even the good will regret
Saving to leave it
We are becoming more human,
which means that the savage in our
ontnre is being eliminated. Pittsburg
Nearl. tne-half of the farms in the
United States are mortgaged.
flOW THIS FOOD PRODUCT I
MADE A liUO AO.
Troeesses by Which the Forelga A.
tlele Gets the Quality Ooarmets
Relish so Much Roquefort
Cheese Ripened in Citves.
IN England the Cheddar, the Che
shire and the celebrated Stiltoi
cheese, says the New York World,
are made by processes which ar
comparatively well known. In a great
measuse their quality depends upo.
the cava with which they are aged.
Among 3.u. pean cheeses, which with
in a couple of decades in this country
have superseded those of England u
popularity, there is a certain mystef j
in the processes by which they arf
manufactured. In the soft cheesei
the product of the New Jersey farm
may really be bid to fairly con pet
with those of Europe. But these imi
tations have their restrictions. Foi
instance, these worthy imitators of
delicacy so popular have either vainly
or not at all atten ted to reproduce
the famous Roquefort.
This cheese is probably one of th.
oldest known. It is certainly ol
the oldest mentioned in any v Men
book. Pliny mentions it in one of hit
works, and Rabelais when he wrote
the phrase that has since become sc
commonplace, "that the moon is made
of green cheese," is more likely to
have had in mind the green-streaked
Roquefort than the green sage cheese
of England of the time of Shakespeare.
The making of Roquefort cheese if
something of a romance. The village
from which it takes its name is situ
ated in a deep, narrow gorge, with
high, precipitous walls of limestone
rock. This cheese is made from the
milk of the black goat, which has
fertile pasturage of ten or twelvi
leagues in the valley below.
This milk is heated almost to boiling
and set aside. In the morning it it
skimmed, heated to ninety-eight de
grees and mingled with the morning'
milk for coagulation. When the curd
has been divided with a clean wooden
paddle and the whey drawn off it ii
well kneeded by the hands of the
pretty mountain maidens and pressed
in layers into moulds with perforated
bottoms. Usually a thin layer ol
mouldy bread is placed between the
layers of curd, the object being to
hasten the ripening by supplying the
green mould peculiar to this cheese.
This bread is always made the week
before Christmas, of equal parts of
summer and winter barley, with con
siderable sour dough and a little vine
gar. The mouldiness which this pro
duces is not sufficiently apparent for
the taste of the high-classed connois
sieur, unless the cheese is kept for
three months and its action hastened
by warmth. When it strikes the
peasant that it is mouldy enough the
cheese is ground, sifted, moistene.1
with water and kept from contact with
In the caves and fissures in the wall,
if the town, and in vaults rudely con
structed in these fissures, the ripen
ing of the Roquefort cheese is "carried
on by the cold currents of air which
whistle through them all the year
round. Those vaults which have cur
rents flowing from south to north are
believed to yield the best cheese.
The proprietor of these caves keeps.
the cheeses sometimes for several
years. The cheeses when brought in
are classified according to their merit.
Salt is sprinkled over then, ana they
are piled one on another for two or
three days. Then they are taken
down, the accumulated salt carefully
rubbed in and then they are piled up
again and left for a week. They are
scraped and pared, pricked through
ana through with needles driven by
machinery in order to accelerate the
gathering of the green mould in the
interior, and after this are left in
piles again for fifteen days, till they
become dry and firm in texture and
their interiors begin to be covered
Another foreign cheese which is i
favorite here is the small, round
Dutch cheese known as the Edam. It
is called after a small and flourishing
town of that name, located not far
from Amsterdam. It looks very
much like a small red cannon ball, and
there is a story that when, during the
siege of one of the cities of Holland,
the real cannon balls gave out, those
jheeses were used to supply the guns.
Another favorite, which is fonnd in
jvery French restaurant in this city,
but is not nearly so well known as it
deserves to be in American restau
rants, is the Gruyere. This takes its
name from Switzerland, where it is
supposed to have originated, bnt as a
matter of fact it is now made largely
in Germany, in France and in New
Jersey. What is called the real
Gruyere is mostly made in little hnts
sometimes called chalets high up in
the Alps at the time of the year when
the pastures on the mountain sides are
accessible and these mue nuts lnnao
itable. The milk is put into a great kettlt.
ind swung over a gentle fire, where
it obtains a temperature of seventy
seven degrees. Then the rennet is
added ; when the coagulation has ad
vanced far enough the curd is cut in
to very fine pieces. Then it is rubbed
and sifted through the fingers into the
kettle again, and submitted to a tem
perature of ninety degrees. It is then
strained from the whey and collected
in a cloth. Salt is rubbed in carefully
from time to time on the outside.
One of the stories told of the com
moner Swiss cheeses of this kind is
that of a tourist not well supplied
with cash, who was walking through
the Alps. He called at an inn and de
manded a cheese sandwich and a glast
of milk. What he obtained in re
ooum. to his older was two slices ol
buttered bread and a glass of milk.
"But where is the cheese?" he said
to the waiter.
"Well, I don't know," replied tht
Swiss, shrugging his shoulders, "but,
you see, sir, our cheese was remark
ably fine this year and full of large
holes; perhaps yon got one of the
Jerome Up to Date.
There were -three In the boat, not tr
Ueutlon the dog.
The boat Upset and the dog was th
tmly one that could swim.
Then the dog was the only one tha'
as In It New York World.
He We won't see any of the first ic
now! I thought you said you woulr
e ready In a moment!
She WelL I did but I Mitn't
what moment! Exchange,
A girl who can't sing and who doesn't
want to sing shouldn't be made to sins.
It is said that a cordage on a first
class man of war costs about $15,000
of Good Heal
Pure, Rich Birjoo
And the surest, best way to
purify your blood is to take
Huul'a Dille are tasteless, mild, effec-
louu 0 a aas.7 tire. All drucKlauv. aoc.
SatlsBei the Favlnr TeF;r.
A well dressed man went into a Main
street bank and walked up to the win
dow presided over by the paying teller,
says a writer in the Buffalo Express.
He handed a check to that individual
and said: "I have a cheek for 5U
rhich I wish you would cash."
The paying teller looked at the
heok and then at the man. "You
will have to be identified," he said.
The well dressed man was prepared
for this. "I don't know a soul in
Buffalo," he said, "but I have a lot of
tetters addressed to myself. He
pulled out a package of letters and
ihoved them through the window.
The paying teller examined the ad-
Jreases, looked at the check again,
and said: "That is not sufficient. You
will have to be personally identi
fied." "But there isn't a man, woman oi
jhild in Buffalo who knows me from a
trolley car," persisted the well dressed
man. "ilere, here is my aey ring.
Look at the name on that tag."
The paying teller saw that the name
on the check and the name on the tag
. .-w 1
were the same. "X am sorry, ne
said, "but our rules are very strict I
san't pay this check on such an iden
tification. Excuse me, bnt you may
have stolen both letters and key chain
The well dressed man was worried.
I've got to have that money," he
laid, "to tmt out of town with, and I
have to get out of town this after
noon. " Then he desperately tore open
his vest and showed his initials on his
ihirt. "There," he said, "do you
ihink I stole the shirt, too."
"May have," answered the payins
The well dressed man was very angry.
tie walked aronnd the bank for
while and then was struck by a sud-
len thought. He took off his coat
and vest and rolled up his left shirt
sleeve and the sleeve of his undershirt.
Then he stuck his bared arm through
the window and shouted : "There, you
dod-gasted chump ! Do you see those
initials tattooed there in blue ink 7 J-o
yon think I stole them, too?"
The paying teller paid the money
without another word.
A Deadwood Lynching.
Tjeander Richardson gives, in the
New York Sun, the following vivid de
scription of the lynching of a murderer
ut Deadwood in the seventies:
When the preparations were com
plete the prisoner's hands were man
acled behind him, and be was led out
side. The crowd cheered and then
hooted as they saw him. The yellow
f his skin had changed to an ashen
hue, and his one active little eye swept
the horizon with a venomous glitter.
Hut he did not wince. He clutched
his half-smoked weed convulsively with
his teeth, pulled himself together and
stood firmly on his feet, with his chin
elevated defiantly. He was lifted to
the back of the horse, and sitting there.
bolt upright, was led away across the
gulch to where a long rope dangled
from a limb of a gaunt dead tree. In
one end of this rope there was a running
noose. The other end, after passing
over the limb, was held by several men
further up the side of the gulch. Ihe
horse was led under the tree, two
guards, with rifles ready, walking on
either side. The crowd, which surged
onward like an angry river, panted
with excitement that broke out in
curses and vile exclamations.
The noose was adjusted, the horse
was led out from under the murderer's
form, and at the same moment the men
holding the opposite end of the rope
ran up the hill with it for a few paces.
Ihe body of the tall Missourian, writh
ing horribly in agony, flew upward. A
dozen shots from pistols and rifles
rang sharply out The malefactor's
ungainly feet, which had been drawn
up in the first Contortion of suffering,
Fell back. The bony hands, which had
lutch'4 desparately at the back of his
shirt relaxed and hung down, limp
lu'l pulseless. The . teeth, which had
been clinched in the final and supreme
;ffort of self-control, parted, and the
remnant of the last black cigar came
3oating to the ground. The artificial
aye, now not more sightless than its
furtive companion, oast a coldly sinis
ter stare out over the throng below, a
throng hushed with the spending of
its fury. The body, twisting with the
itrain upon the rope, swayed to and
'to in the freshening breeze. The peo
ple, who were sobered and reflective,
turned slowly away and dispersed.
nathl (In the museum, viewing the
Venus de Mllo) Sepp, see here; they
have knocked both arms off this wom
an. Sepp Come, let's get out, or they'll
suspect as of having done It Pile
In the Rosin Bible the word
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Ona crm of sugar, one cup of milk j
Two eV beaten too as silk;
Salt and nutine (lemon II do) ;
Of bakintr powder, teaspoons twra.
Werhtlyattrthe Sour to;
Boll on pl board, not too thin ;
Cut In diamonds, twists or rintr.
Drop with earotba doughy tain
Into fat that briskly swell
Wateh with ear the time for torafnir.
Fry them brown. Just short of burnin.
Boll in sugar ; serve when eooU
Prioa a Quarter frr this rule.
Ladles Home Journal.
aft... t Wkns are nieely sinrefl
And washed then put to soak in cold
salt and water tor a while to remove
tha blood that may not have drained
out. Then stew till tender in a stone
kettle. Just before taking off mix
with ice water yonr pastry. Pour
into an earthen dish the chicken and
aa much of the liquor an possible
without danger of its boiling over.
Put a rim of the pastry around the
too of the sides of the dish bat do not
put any at the bottom to Decomo
soaked and Heavy. Alter uucieLing
and aeaaonina- the gravy to your
taste, just before putting on the upper
crust place in the centre oi tne pie an
earthen cap to keep the crust from
sagging down in the centre and get
ting soggy. When the pie is to be
served, the entire upper crust may be
removed and the cup taken out. At
this time more of the hot gravy may
be added. American Farmer.
BOW TO MAKB HOMEMADE CAKES.
In large cities the making of cake is
almost a lost art. There are many
reasons for this, first and foremost of
which is the bakery. Then there are
the women's exchanges, where people
fancy they can buy just such cakes ae
dear grandma used to make, but oh,
what a delusion and a snare they
prove I "The test of the pudding if
in the eating," but the test of bougbt
cakes, either at bakeries or exchange
should be left entirely to their appear
ance, for there alone is their merit. I
have a friend who makes the most de
licious cake I ever tasted. One of the
best and easiest made of her almont
endless variety of cakes is what she
calls a luncheon cake. This is how it
is made :
One cupful of sugar, one-half cup ol
butter, worked to a fine cream ; one
egg : one cupful of sweet milk ; two
cupful i of flour ; three teaspoonfuls ol
baking powder. Flavor with grated
nutmeg. Bake in a shallow pan well
lined with buttered paper.
Sometimes she frosts the top of thu
cake and decorates it with English
walnut meats. Then she calls it re
ception cake. Another of her cakes if
what all children love. She calls it
One large cup of sugar, four eggt
beaten to a foam, three tablespoon full
of milk, two teaspoonfuls of baking
powder, one large cup of flour, flavoi
This makes a small cake. It should
be baked in a shallow, square pan, and
Another of her rakes is rich and de
licious ; she calls it wedding cake.
Two pounds of sugar, two pounds o!
granulated sugar, twelve eggs. Beat
whites and yolks separately. One cuj
of New Orleans molasses, three table
spoonfuls of cloves, one tablespoon
ful of mace, two tablespoonfnls ol
allspice, one nutmeg grated, a quartet
of a pound of citron cut in little
pieces, four pounds of dried currants,
two pounds of flour and one heapinj
teanpoonful of baking soda.
This must be thoroughly beaten anc
mixed and baked four hours in a slos
oven. To frost it beat up the whitei
of four eggs to a stiff froth, add pow
dered sugar as long as you can blend
it nicely, also add the juice of out
enion. Spread this over the top o:
the cake nearly an inch thick auc
around the sides half that thickness.
Here you have a cake fit to set be
fore a king. It will keep for mouths
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HINTS FOB HOUSEWIVES.
Flatirons should be kept as far re
moved from the steam of cooking at
possible, as this is what causes them
. Sandwiches can be made some houn
before needed if kept in a cool place
snugly covered with a damp cloth.
They should be piled closely npon s
A towel rack made with several
arms fastened to a half circular centre,
which in turn fastens to the wall, is a
convenient place lor drying dish
When drawn butter separates or de
composes from standing too long, add
a tablespoonful of cold water or a small
lump of ice and beat until it becomes
In making lemonade strain the juice,
and to improve the taste allow a half
dozen oranges to every dozen lemons.
If desired a few thin rounds of banana
may be added.
Ii&pid boiling is the general rule for
vegetables and all scum that rises
should be removed. When done drain
at once, or the vegetables will lose
much of their flavor.
The water in which green peas has
been boiled should not be thrown
away. It has a fine flavor the very
essence of the peas. A little stock
added, seasoned to taste, makes an
economical, delicious, wholesome and
In boiling chickens for salad put
(hem to cook in cold water and let
them come slowly to the boiling point.
rhis process makes them more tender
and blanches the dark meat usually
rejected so it may be mixed with the
white. The dressing should not be
added to the salad until serving time.
If mixed long before serving it be
comes watery. New York Wttrlsfj.
Cannibalism in Imdla.
Tha fact that there are cannibals bj
ace, tradition and profassion at the
present day in India is established be
f ond doubt. It seems incredible that
in a large community like that of Nas
lick or Benares the presence would be
tolerated of abandoned creatures, who
iiaunt the burning grounds with the
avowed purpose of snatching and eat
ing the half consumed flesh of the dead
1 they be refused the alms tney unpu-
lently demand with threats oi yen
teance. liven more extraordinary la it to
mow that one of them having seized
ne of three boys at play near one of
she temples of Nassick, ripped him
pen and proceeded to eat him still
living was sentenced by the District
Jourt to only transportation lor life.
The Aghoris are undoubtedly canni-
Mde, and although they prefer carrion,
ind aa a rule wait for outre faction bt
tore attacking a dead body with their
leeth. they unquestionably when op
portunity offers, slay the young or tha
s-eak to make a horrible feaaV---Boxa
Chinese "Leller Sltops.f
According to the Unitel State3 eov
gul at Ftt Chau, the Cuin2.w Govem.
ment has not yet establixlie.l any pt.
office or postal system for the utui
of the people; yet coiumumcatiou
easy between the people in all parts ol
the empire through private enterprise,
which has established what are called
"letter shops." Official dispatches art
carried by couriers, at a rate so rapid,
in cases of emergency, as from two
hundred to two hundred and dfty milei
a day. These official couriers are not
allowed to convey private disp itcher.
At the treaty porta "letter shops" U(
used by the natives only ; but in thi
interior, or at places not reached by
the foreign postal arrangements, they
are employed by foreigners as woU,
chiefly by missionaries. All letters
and parcels to be sent may be reg.
istered and insured. When given in
at a "letter shop," the contents of the
envelope are displayed before it is
sealed up, and stamped with ihs
chop" of the shop. Charges for the,
transmission of valuables aremade on
a percentage of declared value, and,
aa with letters, differ according to th
distance to which the package is to be
carried. A receipt is given, and th
shopkeeper then becomes responsible
either for its safe delivery, with un
broken "chop" or seal, at its destina
tion, or for its return to the sender.
In some parts of the empire about
two-thirds of the expenses of trans
mission are paid by the sender, while
the remainder is collected from the
receiver; thus the shop is secured
against entire loss from transient cus
tomers, and the sender has some
guarantee that his letter will be car
ried with dispatch. There are said to
be nearly two hundred letter shops in
Shanghai, but in many remote villages
there are none. Popular Scieao
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