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If you really want m song of the MA
I-et no sailor that song sing,
Stat some lubberly clowo from an Inland
Bis sons will have the ring.
There never was s man who went te sea,
Abaft the mast or before.
Who coald sine you a rollicking song of
With a man who slays on shore.
Then pass the steaming pnne around.
When the nights grow merry and long;
When the black tides swirl at the har
We'll raise the Iubberaoog.
Oh, the starboard watch was well wound
Likewise the port watch too.
When the binnacle fell from die salssea-
And the chaplain piped the crew.
Twns a close hauled reach te nearest
And the spanker floated free.
As we stood by oar guns of some thou
With a gale opon oar lee.
Then blow, ye breezes, blotv.
And the guns they go bu-i! ban-!
A saMor's joy is the harbor buoy;
Hurrah for LI Hung Chang!
Our capstan sail was hoisted op.
The gnrboard strake gare room.
And we sailed away from Xew York bay . V at ner PUP. ana ala:
By the light of the spinnaker boom. '"Don't you tlnk you proceedr
j "I'm astonished at myself," said Al
The captain found the anchor a-trip j exander.
In the salt of the sparkling brine.
And the bo'sun said that the anchor
When the good ship crossed the line.
Then brail away on the topsail sheet.
Belay on keel downhaul;
It's our cowsprit yard that Is safe and
And we'll reef in the sounding pawl.
New York lres
MADE IN GERMANY.
Anthony Alexander was a woman
hater. He was also a student of philos
ophy, very comfortably off, a bachelor,
of course, end at 40 the despair of de
termined mothers and dutiful daugh
ters, who, when he came In tbelr way
(he did It as little as possible), scarcely
had heart for an attack.
Alexander made up bis mlad to learn
German, because be desired to read lu
the original the works of Kant, Hegel
& Co. In a weekly paper he came on
the following advertisement:
"Tbe Uerman tongue taught on a new
and speedy system. Apply Herr
Schwabb, 6 Slay street, Plmllco."
"Air Sqtialp?" said the short, grimy
ma id. of the tall, grimy looking bouse.
Fifth floor, first door to the left Mind
your feet when you gets near the top;
the carpet's gave."
Alexander climbed to the door Indi
cated and knocked. A sweet treble
voice with a strong foreign accent said:
' What a fool man Is!" thought Alex
ander. "The less be can afford a fe
male appurtenance the more sure he Is
to have one."
He entered. The little room was neat
ness Itself. A girl in a brown dress
and Mack apron stood up to receive
him. She had a pretty figure, rosy
cheeks, large blue eyes and an Immense
quantity of fair bair rolleti Into a tight
Alexander bowed stiffly, and said
that, hnviug seen the advertisement of
a Herr Schwalb
"Yes," said the girl, quickly; "he Is
my f.iiler. at all. You want to learu
Alexander replied In the affirmative
and ailded that be hadn't much time to
spare; he would be glad to see Herr
Schwalb at once. He stood like a tow
er, one bristling with battlements. The
girl k'avc hiiu an anxious glance.
"My fader cannot tltch now," she
salt, "Since de notice appear he has a
complaint. De troat of my fader Is ill,
sir. He must not spick."
Alexander said be was sorry, and
with a Recond stiff bow moved toward
"But I, Hedwig Schwalb, I know de
seestem of my fader," said the girl, j
with a bright flush. "I can titch. I .
have tltched. It Is a great seestem for
de adults, at all."
She looked imploringly up Into the i
face of the 6-foot-2 black-bearded quad- I
ragenarlan. He shook his head.
"I'm much obliged," he said. "Herr j
Schwalb may be better soon. I'll wslt." j
lied wis nearly let him go. Pride and i
filial love made a sad to-do with her. !
As Alexander got to the door be heard
a choking voice.
"He will not be better soon If I earn ;
no mot'ey to get htm what he wants.
Wlil you try, sir? I am not young. 1
am 23, at all." ,
"At all!" This was one of the first
phrases Hedwlg had acquired on ber '
arrival In England. She regarded It j
as an Idiom of all work, and brought It !
In whenever she wanted to be particu
"Look here," she went on. "I shall
give you two lessons, and If you are
not contented you pay nothing noth
ingand 1 beg your pardon of you;
oder wise I shall persevere till de troat
of my fader Is good. Will you try T
"I don't doubt your ability," said
Alexander, "but " ,
The expression of his face enlight
"Is my womanliness aa objection!" i
"Er ah really " stammered Alex
ander, feeling, it must be confessed, s
bit of an ass.
But Hedwig swept on.
"Believe me, you will find no differ
tnces. I tltch like my fader. I ting
aot of my womanliness. I tltch like
From an adjoining ceil room a dooi
g s$f it sr
A Cougher's Coffers
may not ba so full aa ha wishes, but if he is
wise he will neglect his coffers awhile and
attend to his cough. A man's coffers may be
so secure that no one can take them away
from him. But a little cough has taken many
a man away from his coffers. The "slight
cough " is somewhat like the small pebble that
lie9 on the mountain side, and appears utterly
insignificant. A fluttering bird, perhaps, starts
the pebble rolling, and the rolling pebble begets
an avalanche that buries a town. Many fatal
diseases begin with a slight cough. But any
cough, taken in time, can be cured by the use of
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
Mors psrticalsrs about Pectoral in Ayer's Cure book, too pages.
Sat free. J. C. Ajcr Co-, Jewell. Mass. -
was pnstied open, and a gaunt, leatne'rT
fart, with frenzied hair aud glaring
spectacles, looked through- The girl
nodded cbeerlngly to this apparition.
which -Instantly vanished. The blue
eye. sought Alexander-, face again,
. . . . . ..
2oafetuiDf? guttered in tnero wmco wai
not allowed to fall.
"Oh, well. I don't mlndT eaid Alex-
ander. hurriedly (to himself: "What a
i Hn-, "Will in nVlrw-tr tn-mnrmsr ml If
, yon? And," he added with more hu
'. inanity than gallantry, "I trust Herr
I Schwalb will soon be able to take your
1 "I trust," said Bed wis. The rosy
J face beamed. -
i Alexander's face, when he got down
Into the street, did nothing of the kind.
r oraau uuiaauce: ne saia menu. j
I Three weeks passed'. . Herr Schwalb'
seemed nearly well again, bat the doc-!
: tor still forbade him to teach. Hedwlg
: had glren Alexander three lessons a '
week. He was growing strangely re- J
. signed to the situation. As long as the '
books were open Hedwig was stern,!
, curt, dry: one seemed to see the apeeta-
cles of Herr Schwalb on her nose. When
the books were shut, she became a
charming girl again; and, the transfor
mation baring taken place, Alexander
did not, after the first, make a point of
(earing directly. On the Saturday
morning which brought the tenth les
son, time being up, Hedwlg looked gay-
Herr Schwalb nodded blandly from 1
"Ah, 1 told you my womanliness wan
notting," said Hedwlg with a trium
Alexander 1,-oked at the sweet, mod
est figure In the shabby brown dress, at
i the round face, flushed with the July
I heat, and with her pedagogic exertions
on his behalf.
Her womanliness nothing? Well
1 poor little girl!
I He asked If she had ever been to
! Hampton court. No? Would she like
to go? Hed wig's eyes spoke. Would
I Herr Schwalb trust Alexander to take
her down on the noonday coach and
j bring ber back by C In the evening?
I Allerdlngs which meant she might go.
But how long would the" fraulein take
to get dressed? .
Hedwlg laughed, ran across the pas
' sage and In live minutes reappeared,
i having pinned a lace collar on the
brown dress, loosened the tight ball
of shining hair and mounted a fresh
little hat, like ber face, one nest of
Oh, fairy day! Happy, happy hours!
. The very sight of the great gates and
great trees set Hed wig's heart dancing,
; and then the flaming flower beds and
cool alleys and emerald grass and dia-
; mood fountains made her cry, "Ach!
heavenly! heavenly!" again and again.
' And Alexander conducted her through
the rooms and courts of the famous old
valace, and I led wis chattered of Car
dinal Wolstey as if be had been her un
cle, and of Henry VIII. as If she bad
been his grandmother; and the next
thing In order was to order tea in a
.'liieer little shop parlor looking on the
park, and while they were at tea a
beautiful tame deer, with sad eyes.
came to the window aud asked to be
"Take care." said Alexander, as Hed
wig leaned forward to touch the crea
; t tire's head. He caught her by the band
and pulled ber back.
"Hirsch we call the animal so." said
Hedwlg. standing meekly by his side.
"How do you call him at all?"
"Doer, fraulein," said Alexander. He
had forgotten to let go of her hand and
he spoke very gently, and any Ignorant
Intruder, hearing what he slid, seeing
; how close the simple, pretty little Rhine
maiden and the woman hater stood to
gether in file alcove of the parlor win
dow, might have fancied . But It
was time to go home.
Of course Alexander saw Hedwlg
safe to the door of 3 May street.
"I can enough tank you never," she
said earnestly. "(;ute nacht."
'ute nacht, fraulein; gute nacht."
Turning away, he ran against an ac
' qunlntance Jones.
' Jones surveyed him with a twinkling
"Changed your views?"
"I thought according to you the best
woman that ever breathed was only to
be tolerated. You seemed a trifle over
flowing with toleration Just now. Neat
little article! Made In Germany? Hal
lo! no offense, old chap! Alexander! no
offense, I say."
But Alexander, resisting the tempta
tion to knock Jones, who was a small
man. Into the glitter, stalked away.
And, after dinner. In his luxurious
study, be eat solitary, and thought
He thought of the girl to whom be
bad given his heart In early days, and
who bad deceived him.
He thought of the undisturbed, regu
lar. Independent life to which he was
He thought of his 40 years.
And the end of these meditations was
that he went to his writing table and
penned a letter to Hedwig. -
He said that be was unexpectedly
obliged to go abroad. He thanked
Fraulein Schwalb for the pains she had
taken with bim, and begged to Inclose
the sum due to her for the remaining
lessons of the course. He much regret-
ted being unable to receive them.
sent his best compliments to Hen
Schwalb and remained bers very sin
cerely. Anthony Alexander.
He went to Switzerland. Intending to
do a mountain or two. But In ridicu
lous defiance of the most elementary
rules of physical geography mountains
proved flat, so did other things when he
tried them. A blooming face under a
hat with roses, an old brown dress, a
... ..... . " , ... .
JW t roice, followed bid
w?"rf . " ., ,,
At last, leaning- dismally over a ho el
blcony one fine eTenln In Omnotinlx;
ne neara a ueraan may say to a irieno:
"f.nta nnrr . '
He couldn't stand It any longer
"Gnte nacht." Th words called blin
back to 8 May street, and he packed
Lis traps that night, and to 8 May street
he rushes as fast as train, boat anj
cab would take him.
The same maid, apparently with the
-sums dirt on ber face, answered the
belL . . x
I "Air SqualpT 'E s dead!"
i "Yes! died. 'E got worse, and thea
"And and the young lady?"
'Where's she goneT
- A sovereign shone In her hand.
"I'm rery sorry, air." she said, star
ing, excited, "but the frowloin neves
said a word to nobody. 8b just paid,
"Three weeks last Tooeday."
"Do you think she was going te Ger
"I'm sure, air. I haven't an Idea. She
paid the week and left. She seemed all
! of a daze."
Alexander knew what he had done,
j He bad run away from his one chance
of "happiness and now-where waa
" B v w w .
i 1 . l v - i a Aa 1 t 1 1
cvuuuaui uecusie tuuiM, wtw whu uuci
eyes a beast that swallowed lives
, down, and kept the secret; by day the
j sunny streets mocked him with passing
faces, with trim figures that In the dis
tance looked like bers, with glimpses
of yellow hair. -1
Or was she back in the fatherland 1 1
Safe with friends; with a betrothed
I If It were so, and he could but know
of It, he thought he should hare the
manhood to thank heaven.
I He had been returned to town four
days. Aa he came In late from a weary
stretch of walking his valet met bim.
"A person to see you, air."
'What sort of a person?"
Alexander's nerves were In a queer
State. He turned very pale.
"A woman, sir."
"A lady?" ' .
"I think, sir, she's a nun." .
Alexander walked Into his study.
Amazed be saw rise before him a figure
in. black, with flapping sleeves and
A calm, good face looked from nnder
the white band and sable velL
"Is It you?" said the nun, quietly,
"who have been advertising to discover
the address of Hedwlg Schwalb T
His heart sank.
' She Is with us."
"Hedwlg! A nun!"
She shook her bead with a grave air.
"Nuns are not made so quickly. Our,
order has a chapel and Infirmary near
Soho. We work there. Two days ago
I found the poor young woman lying
on the chapel steps. I am Bister Fran- i
ces. She was 111 insensible; we took
her In. Her name la on her clothes:
we could not find out anything aboat j
her. She has fever it Is on the brain j
she doesn't speak sense. But we see
she is a good girl and has been well
cared for Innocent, refined. If you are
a relative and wish to see ber you can
come with me."
"Not a relative," gasped Alexander,
"an old friend."
The nun bent her head.
"I am sorry to have to say it, but
there is no time to lose if you' want to.
see her alive!"
Beds, narrow beds, white beds, sick
beds In rows. Walls gray walls, si
lent walls, glimmering walls with. pic
tures. Lights dim lights, kind lights,
holy lights like flowers. And on a pll
low Hed wig's face, with the roundness
and the roses and the splendid hair
gone from it, and Hedwig's voice bab
bling In German wildly.
"She won't know you," said Sistei
But she did know him. He took ber
hand and bent over her and she began
talking In English at once. A light
came into the sunken face.
"It Is you. I am pleased to see you.
at all. I was knowing you would come.
What a fine dayl What a blue sky'
Happy, happy!" Her gaze wandered.
'And look only the beautiful tame
deer! Can I give him bread? No, no.
His eyes are too sad! Take bim away.
I am tired. Gute nacht!"
Perhaps Sister Frances had had a
love story in ber youth.
She turned her back when she saw
bow Alexander's tears rained down
and how he held the poor, delirious lit
tle girl In a passionate, yearning clasp.
Was It the warm tears, the warm
clasp that brought Hedwig back to
life's shores from which she had been
fast drifting? Who can aay?
As soon as she was better Alexander
asked her very timidly If some day she
would marry him.
In a whisper came Hedwig's reply:
"I will at all." Answers.
Children's Cute Saylasja,
Davy leaned back from the table,
panting. "Whew!" he said; "my teeth
hasn't got good enough muscles f eat
that meat." Puck.
Teacher Suppose you were a klnff,
Tommy, what would you do? Tommy
I'd never wash my face any more.
Teacher What Is meant by
"opaque" Pupil There Isn't any such
thing now, teacher, sinca thosj "X"
rays ware discovered. Puck.
"What are you going to be. Tommy,
when you become a man 7' "I'm going
to be a policeman and kill mad dogs."
"Did you divide your bonbons with
your little brother, Mollle?" "Tea, ma;
I ate the candy and gave him the mot
toes. Yon know he Is awfully fond of
"Why, Jlmmle," said the gracious
hostess, "you have taken half a pie on
your plate." "Yes'm. Mamma aald I
inus'n't have but one piece when I was
vtoitln'." Detroit Free Press.
"Johnny, I suppose yon are delight
td with the new little brother at yonr
house?" "New, nothln'I He's second
hand! The doctor brought him, and
there's no tellin' how many families
has had him before."
"Tommy, what is a miracle?" "SonV
thin' that never happens, mum." "Not
It Isn't exactly that. But can you Illus
trate what yon meant" "All I know Is
that mother say it would be a mlracls
If pap comes home sober." Philadel
phia North American..
"Boys," said the schoolmaster, "can
anyone of yon tell me the meaning ef
local hit?" 1 can," replied the little
shaver, whose father Is connected with
a morning Journal. "A local hit means
when a newspaper reporter gets his
DEPARTMENT FOR LITTLE
BOYS AND GIRLS.
fsmetMn that Will later the Ja
veaila Messbera of Every HoaeeaeM
-Oulit Actios aad Brlaht aariasja
ef Ussy Cat aad Caaaiagj CUldrea,
A Jnvk-s-Laswra Zoa,
Er-ys and girls of Atlanta, Ga.. 1-sv
Invented a new and fasdnatluo' snort.
! It is something like the 1ack-a'-U'tern
j i-rvM-ets'nns. . witu which many of yon
1'r.re familiar, only the Jack-o'-lauiernt
are Noah's arks.. This may seem odd
to you, but it Is do odder than the pro
! cessions which the Atlanta boys r
As soon as It Is dsrk, sa s the Atlanta
Constitution, hundreds of boys and
girls appear on the streets. Each of
them has a box of some description,
with the figure of an anlmaL bird or
reptile cut out of eacb side and th
rear end. Over these figures are posted
thin tissue paper, the color of the ani
mal represented. In the center of the
box Is placed a candle. The light from
the inside shows only th3 figures cut
nut. leaving the body; of the box In
darkness. With twenty or more boys
In a procession the spectacle presents a
weird nd amusing sight.
Several weeks ago tw ) or three boys
made an appearance with these boxes
nil lighted. The Idea spread, aud to-'
ilny there are 200 or more of tnese
boxe. with their owners, who jaraJe
w'ith them every bight.'
It Is the easiest thing in the world to
make a Jack.-o'-lautern Noah's ark. Take
pasteboard box of any description, a
jhirt box being the best six-;. Draw an
autliue of the animal you want to rep
resent with a pencil on the sides and
:nd of the box; then take a knife and
Cut It out. From the Inside paste the
color of paper you want to uae. 1'iace
your candle In the center of the box,
Securing it firmly, and you have yout
The larger you cut the figures on the
box the better effect It has. The boya
are making many designs besides the
animals. One of the prettiest" has the
representation of a seu serpent. The
wings of the reptile are of green paiH-r,
the body brown, the eyes yello.v, with
l fiery red tongue. Around the edges
re stars and at the end the initials of
ihe owner in blazing letters.
The darker the night the prettier the
procession looks. Nothing can he seen
In a very dark place but the animal
that is cut out of the box. and it looks
as If so many miniature animals were
' How Oraadmothcr Built a Fire.
The phosphorus match was intro
duced commercially in 1S33, a lit'Je
more than sixty years a;;o. Up to
that time the only match was the sul
phur match. This was a long splint
uf wood tipper with common, every
day sulphur. The wood selected toe
the splints was of a resinous charac
ter, and tbe splints were cut off by
hand. Time, patience, and dry tin
der were required to light tbe old
fashioned sulphur match. The sparks
struck from the flint by the steel fell j
Into the tinder, which was carbonized
lint of cotton or linen. Tbe tinder
ranght ihe spark. If the match lighter
was lucky, and presently the tlndef
would glow with enough beat 'to ignite
tbe sulphur, and the match was ig
nited. Sometimes match paper, or
toueh paper was used Instead of tin
der. This was a thick blotting paper
Impregnated with saltpeter.
An improvement on the tinder was
the phosphorus bottle, a little Vial In
which a stick of phosphorus had been
stirred with a red-hot wire, so that the
Inside of the bottle was coated with
oxide of phosphorus. The bottle was
kept tightly corked until It was desir
able to light a match. Thea the. cork
was quickly removed, the sulphur
match was plunged In. and when It
was withdrawn it was ablaze. The
next Improvement was the oxymnrt
ate match. This was a miniature chem
ical laboratory, consisting of a little
box with two apartments. In one was
a bottle In which waa some asbestos
soaked in oil of vitriol. In other com
partments were the matches. Tbe
splints, after having been dipped In
sulphur, were coated with a paste
made of chlorate of potash, gum and
sugar, and sometimes colored red, and
the match, when plunged Into the as
bestos and oil of vitriol, was ignited.
Then came the lucifer matches, or loco
focos, which led up to all the varieties
Our young readers will hardly un
derstand In all their particulars these
old-fashioned ways of obtaining fire,
but they will least understand that fire
making was a ntuch more difficult mat
ter in the times of our grandparents
than It Is now, when all we have to do
is to "strike a match," and. presto.
the thing is done. The history of fire
making is a very curious one. Chica
Doctoring a Sick Elm Tree.
ever heard of a tree doctor Jldid you?
Well, a tree may catch cold or have
Its limbs broken or its body scarred,,
just like a boy or a girL And it gets
hungry and thirsty, frost bitten and
sunburned, to say nothing of becom
ing old and bald-headed and weak In
the hack. Why, then, shouldn't it hare
doctor to treat if and precr!h
and plasters, and to regulate, Its diet
Out In Grace land cemetery, Chicago,
there stands a great elm with wide
spreading limbs, and roots that teach
out for rods In every direction like huge
claws to bold It fast "In the earth, so
thr.t neither wind nor rain can stir it
It is more than 150 feet high, with room
in its branches for a hundred nests and
it casts a shadow on a sunny day wide
as a boulevard. To look at It yon wonld
think that nothing could harm It, and
that it might stand there a hundred
years and still be young.
Hut last summer dnring one of those
dh!ng thunder showers a bolt of light
ning .shot down out of a cloud and
struck the elm, stripping off all the bark
on one side nearly up to the first limb,
more than thirty feet from the ground.
Of course, the tree had a chill and the
doctor waa promptly sent for. Re
knew all about trees, and when he saw
the' elm he shook his head it was a bad
wound. Indeed," it seemed as It the
proud old tree was really suffering pain,
and the doctor at once went about find
ing a remedy. He knew that if the
trunk was left bare the Insects would
bore Into It and the birds would follow
and peck It full of tolas, and that final-
KOAH'S IKK JACK-O'-LAXTEHN.
ly It vrou'.d decay, and the first etron
xind that' came along would' throw
:t down.; For that is the way disease
i ffects a tree. So the doctor cut away
the clinging bits of bark, to as to make
the wound smooth, and then he put on
huge piece of court plaster, thirty
feet high and six" feet wide much as a
regular surgeon would do. This court
plaster waa made of a thick coat of tar.
through which no Insects could bore,
every Inch of "the raw surface being
covered. Then the patient waa closely
watched and given plenty of water, and
In a few weeks time the torn edges of
the bark began to grow out smooth and
round, pushing Its way over the raw
spot and trying to cover It up. The
whole process will not be completed this
rau, because the elm la about to take
a nap fombe winter, but next spring
It will go forward again and the doc
tor hopes that In the course of a year or
two hi big patient will have only a
scar left to show the Injury done by the
. As soon as the elm wakes up In the
spring the doctor will feel Its pulse te
see how it is getting along. He will do
this by watching the buds and the
leaves for they are the tree's pulse
and If they come out on time, green and
strong, the signs will be favorable. But
If they are late and pale and sickly, the
patient may have a bard time winning
back Its health. .
But let us hope that the tree doctor
snd his court plaster may be successful
- ' HOUSEIIOLP AFFAIRS.
TOM AM rjTVAUD.
A delicate invalid custard is mai
is follows : Beat up two eggs, mix in
half pint of milk, sugar to taste, and
some vanilla, lemon or nntmeg flavor
inir: when well stirred nour the mix
ture into a buttered bowl, cover with-'
buttered paper and steam in a sauce
pan of boiling water, which should
come about half way up the sides of
the bowl, for half an hour. A savory
custard is made in the sume way, sub
stituting cold beef tea, free from all
fat, for the milk, and of course leav
ing out the BUgar. St Louis Re
public. VEAL PATS.
Chop fine three pounds of lean veal
nd half a pound of fat fresh pork.
Mix with the chopped meat one coffee
cupful of bread cnimVii and three well
beaten eggs,; add two even teaspoon
fuls of salt and one salt-spoonful ol
pepper. Stir all thoroughly together
and inoiHten with a little soup stock.
Pack in a buttered mold, which has
been rinsed in cold water after greas
ing. . Cover tightly aad steam over
five hours. Turn out of the mold and
put in a warm oven for half an hour,
leaving tho oven door open. Put un
der a heavy press snd allow the meat
to become very cold. Slice in thin
slices and garnish with parsley. New
- BOAST BEEF HEABT.
This' is a dinner dish that always
catches the appetita of all English
men, and here is the true EngliHh
Btyle of rooking it : ' Get from your
butcher a nice, plump, firm heart;
let it staud in a pan of cold, water in
which a handful of salt has been dis
solved for half an hour. Prepare a
stuffing of grated bread crumbs one
good-sized onion, a sprig of pArsley a
teaspoonful of dried sage (or better
yet is green sage when you can get it),
a piece of butter the size of an egg,
and pepper and salt Mix these to
gether with one well-beaten egg, fill
all the holes in the heart with stuffing
and boil for ono hour in a small
saucepan in which the heart can stand
upright, so that the stuffing cannot
boil out After it has boiled slowly
for an hour take out of the water,
cover the top of the heart with a large
slice of larding pork and roast for two
hours, basting frequently. Serve with
currant jelly on very hot plates, and
see that the slices are cut thin and
lengthwise of the heart it will be
more tender. Serve some of the stuffing
on each plate. New York Tribune.
GBEKC OBAPB PRESERVE.
The trouble necessary to the prepara
tion of the old fashioned preserve
which I hve to recommend ought not
to count, writes a correspondent. We
can't get something for nothing in this
world, and for certain tobthsome
morsels we must have the patience of
our grandmothers as well as their cook
It will be easy to those living in the
country or those having their own
grape vines to procure green grapes.
But the most delicious grape preserve
I have ever tasted was made of fox
grapes that grew wild in stony
meadows. It is quite possible even
for those living in cities to get wild
grapes by bargaining with soma
huckster or marketman at the right
time. The grapes should be bought
when they are still hard, before they
have softened in the least, but when
they have attained nearly or quite
their full size.
Having got your grapes, provide
yourself with a small, sharp penknife,
and cut each grape in half exactly aa
you would an orange. Then remove
the seeds and throw the fruit into cold
water. ' It will take you all day to do
fourteen pounds, but the preserves
are worth the trouble.
Once seeded, the process is the same
as for other fruit. Use granulated
sugar, allowing pound for pound.
Cook until the sirup jellies when oooL
and seal in the ordinary manner.
This preserve is very rich and of an
entirely different flavor from that
made of ripe grapes, and is sufficiently
acid not to cloy, and is the best
"sweet" I know of to serve with meats,
Chicago Becord. '
Mend the torn pages of books with
. white tissue paper.
' Clean brass kettles, before using,
.with salt and water. -
Clean plaster of paris ornaments
with wet starch brushed off when dry.
A shovel of hot coals held over spot
ted varnished furniture will take out
, the spots.
After knives have been cleaned they
may be brilliantly polished with cnar-
; coal powder. " '
L It saves time and labor to have a
! broom, brush and dustpan for every
' floor in the house.
Flatirons should be kept as far re
moved from the steam of cooking aa
possible, aa this is what causes them to
Two parts ot ammonia with one of
turpentine makes a mixture which will
soften old paint and varnish so that
they can be easily scraped off.
A towel raek mads with several arms
fastened to a half circular centre, which
in turns fastens to the wall, is a con
venient place for drying dish towels.
Wnct Wllons or costive, eat a.Cssairat
sandy cathartic core guaranteed. Ma ate.
has aa electris elevated
There is no mystery aboot t
it is simply a clear, pure, honest .
soap for laundry and household'
use, made by the most approved
processes, and being the best, it
has the largest sale in the world.
It is made in a twin bar for con
The Twin Bar
Use will reveal
The Twin Benefits t
Aa Afrtoaa Froetler Station.
In the courtyard are burled two white
men, Balnbridge and Kydd. the only
two whites previously In charge of the
station. Kydd died first, and was bur
led within the boma, a very unreason
able notion; and Balnbridge, aa a dy
ing request, asked to be burled beside
j bis companion. The two graves, con
spicuously close to the station-house,
form no cheerful prospect for their suc
cessor, Watson, who is certainly phi!-'
osophical, for he has told his people, In
case be dies, he Is to be burled outside
the boma, so as to set a better exam
ple, as he drolly told me.:-Century. i
"Come, old man," said the kind
friend, "cheer up. There are others."
"I don't mind her breaking her en
gagement so very much," said the de
spondent young man. "But to think
that I have got to go on paying the
Installments on the ring for a year te
come yet That Is what Jars me." In
Aa Important Diffcrs-toa..
To make it apparent to thnaiants w'uo thlnv.
themselves ill, that they u aot aflLcteJ with
any disease, bat that ths system simv'.y ii91
cleansing, is to bring comfort boms to thtif
hvarta. as a coitive co.iditioa I easily com I
by mint Syrup of rig. Manufactured by tht
California Fig Sjrrau Company only, and soM
Vy ail druggist.
An English motor car manufaclurr
is building a two-story steel house to
run on wheels, propelled by a motor
under it. The top slory is collapsible,
so as to enable the house to jmiss under
Casoarsts stimulate Vr, kidneys and bow
els. Knvar sicken, weaken or gripe. 10c
1 lie micro-organisms thus far dis
c vtred in the water supplied to the
citizens of Brooklyn' are said -to be of
the iiou-poionouj variety; but they
are just the food on. which the poison
ous microbes thrive.
FITstoni ed tree and permanently cored. No
llt alter tint dny a uie of UK. Kline's Great
Xekve ttKnToKER. Free $2 trial bottle and treat
fee. end io lr. Kline, S3 1 Arcb St.. rnila 1'a.
Four cakes of manufactured ice
averaging more than 8000 pounds each
ware taken from the vats of an Orange
(Texas) company. One weighed 9000
pounds and measured sixteen fe )t by
eight and was fourteen inches thick.
Ifaflllcted-with oreeye tue lr. lian Thomp
son'! eye w tor. Druggists tell al jc per botue
A method of purifying water is in
ure in certain continents towns, it
is to pass it through revolving vessels
c -ntaiumg scraps of irou. Tne iron
forms a gelatinous pr.-cipitate with the
impurities makes them "settle."
1 can recommend Pi s Cure for Consumption
In sufferers from Asthma. K. 1. Towssmiu, lu
Howard. Whv , My 4. 18'JL
United States Conul Sterner, at
Munich, Bsvaria. informs tbe Depart
ment of State that a second exhibition
of power and labor machines wi!I be
held there in 1S98, and American
manufacturers are invited to partici
pate. " -
S'. Vitus' Dance. One bottle Dr. Fenner'l
S.-eclfic cures. Ciieuiar. Fredonia, H. Y.
AT FRENCH RESTAURANTS.
tValters Find Easy Victims Among
Travelers from the United States.
The restaurant life of Paris is as dis
tinctive and idiosyncratic as the club
life of London. The two modes of liv
ing are totally different, however, and
mark elementary divergencies of na
tional character and temperament.
Tbe Frenchman Is a gourmet; the Eng
lishman is a gourmand. The French
man likes the open air; the Englishman
likes open air, too, but he wants his
open air to be latticed in and girt about
against Intrusion. That which delights
the Frenchman the glitter, the chat
ter, the radiant and noisy ebb and flow
of the boulevards offends the English
man. Yet the better restaurants of Pari!
do not get their proflts off their French
patrons. It Is the American who Is
relied on to bring up the average and
to' convert a loss into a gain, and for
the Americans, therefore, the trap is
set and the triggers are adjusted. He
may swear and squirm and amuse the
onlookers by his futile attempts in
very crooked French to make his mean
ing plain, but to no avalL He will
have to pay the bllL The swell res
taurants have discovered a device for
taking the luckless American complete
ly captive, which deserves the name
- Like everything great It Is simple.
No price la affixed to the several dishes
upon the bill of fare. Thus the stranger
is left entirely In the dark. - He Is at
the mercy of the lady accountant and
the head waiter. There Is no fixed
Standard of value. There Is no check
upon enterprising rapacity. Ton order
your dinner blindfold, and when "la
note" Is brought yon have no recourse
The garcon shrugs his shoulders. The
other garcons stand around and grin.
The maltre de cuslne Is dignity a little
tempered by majesty. Ton know that
you are being swindled. Ton know that
monsieur yonder, who had more dishes
than you, and better served, has been
charged from 10 to 100 per cent less.
But what can yon do? Ton can do
nothing. Yon can simply disgorge. If
you ask the price In advance yon com
mit a dreadful solecism. What doea
milor care about prices? Prices are
made for the canaille. If milor wants
cheap-dinner he go to Duval. The
Cafe Volson exists for gentlemen, not
for persons who need to economize.
The Cafe Anglalse does not desire
cheap custom. It prides itself on be
ing 'tree Cher." Tbe poor American
does not see It at all, bnt yet hla vanity
being touched, aa well as his pocket,
he goes away-with aa abridgment of
the basse la his grumble. He Is a wlsei
but a poorer man.-ouisviUs Ceariar-Jewatal.
I Soap I
. - RAM'S HOflM BUAST
aralaat Uetes CalHna tne WlckeS te
A DOLLAR never
buys much for a
and . Imprudence
are often twins.
1 God goes with
. the man who Is
' willing to take a
There Is no vir
tue In doing right
we have to.
Better be a lamp In the bouse than
try to be a star In the sky.
God made man too great to And bis
life In the present moment
How many times good fortune has
come to us through our mistakea
Backsliding begins when the Chris
tian begins to live on stale bread..
The man will be well occupied whose
first aim In life is to do God's will.
Do what yon can do well, and yon
will soon be able to do much better.
If we try to please everybody, we
shall soon have the respect of nobody.
Time Is wasted In trying to make a
trotter out of a horse with a broken
God needs Daniels, and Josephs, and
Elijahs to-day, as. much aa be
The man who thinks bis sin will
never find him out has deceived him
self. The man dies well, who dies with
the consciousness that he has done his
It depends on who does tbe preach
ing as to whether the devil sleeps in
.Not to give cheerfully when we give
to God Is to take all the value out of
The man who earns his bread finds a
sweetness In It that the loafer never
knows. " ' "
The man who loafs when he should
be at work will have to work when he
Many people want to move moun
tains simply to attract attention to
Tbe man who spends his life In try
ing to make this world like heaven
does godlike work.
The man who always does his best
will find a steady demand for the
things that be can do.
i Solomon's wisdom didn't count for
much after Pharaoh's' daughter found
a place In his heart
j who knowg n()W mUch angels are
disappointed when a preacher falls to
jdo hl9 pr,yerful best7
Many a man Is screening gravel, who
might be dressing diamonds, had he
properly Improved his time.
If the devil loves his own he must be
delighted with the man who says mean
things In an anonymous letter.
Many a man grovels In the dust, who
has an arm long enough to reach the
sky, if he would only put It out
If we have only one talent we may
win as high favor as the man who h.is
five, if we will only Improve it as welL
When a man begins to talk about
Christ having been a good man he
shows how much of a stranger to bim
There were probably men In the
time of Christ who quoted his sayings
to each other, and called them fine,
but kept on living tbe same old life.
Feared the Bicycle Fever.
The salesman in the bicycle 6tore
itepped forward to greet the prospective
"Can I show you anything In wheels
that is right up to date?" he inquired.
"Yes." was the reply, "and what's
more, you can sell It to me. If you work !
it half way right I've held out as :
long as I could. I've vowed I never,
would make a spectacle of myself for '
the neighbors to scoff at; but I've
caught the Infection. I want to go
spinning along with the rest of them." j
"Everybody cornea around to It in
time," said the salesman, with an en- j
"I know It I've seen strong-minded i
men whose Intellects are fitted to grap- j
pie with the problems of our social sys- i.
tern get excited ba discussing whether ;
rat-trap pedals are better than the '
other kind. And when I find myself
weakening so far as to want to ride
one ot the things I'm worried half to
death pondering how far tbe attack Is
going. So, before we go any further
with this transaction I want you to
promise me something." .
"We will give you any reasonable
"Let me feel your biceps. That's a ;
pretty good muscle. I hope I'll never ,
have to call on .you, but, as I said, ;
there's no telling how severely the niul-
ady may strike In on the best of us.
What I want you to agree to Is this:
If you ever see me coming up the street
In light-colored knickerbockers and a
red sweater, with a big collar that
folds over the back like, tne one on a lit
tle boy's sailor suit, you are to take a
club, and, without saying a word about
It, chase me right off the bicycle Into'
the nearest' embulance." New York
The Most Popular.
The Inhabitants of Heligoland have
an odd custom on New Tear's Eve.
They then perambulate the streets with
broken pots and pans, which they place
before their friends' doors; and the
man who has the largest heap before
his cottage is considered the most pop
ular. When a man eays be is a Bohemian,
people begin to wonder If be pays bis
hplr with a man.
with a woman Is aa
a woman as losing
9eTs pure Cocoa, and not made by
the so-called "Dutch Process?
Walter Baker & Co?s Break
fast Cocoa is absolutely pure- no
chemicals. WALTER BAKER & CO., Ltd., Dorchester, Mass.
io a 7wld White Claanliness Is Next to GodiliHss-" ca
J' Praisa is Tea Great for . .
How it trapped He
t- yh irckine. a well-known
Scottish divine, was
to hU smipl.city
of manner and.
gentle temper. .- -
He returned so often from the pal
pit minas his pocket handkerchief
that Mrs. Erskine at last began to
suspect that the handkerchiefs were
stolen by some of the old women who
lined the pulpit stairs. So both to
balk and detect the culprit she sewed
a corner of the handkerchief to one
of tbe pocket of his coat-tails.
Half way up the stairs the good
doctor felt a tug, whereupon he
turned, round and canght hold of the
band of the guilty old woman, saying,
with great tec Jerness and simplicity:
.So the day, honest woman, no -the
day, Mrs. Erskine has sewed It
In." Spare Moments. . .
To save annoyance, a man should
ose the telephone just as he uses hit
revolver, only in cases of absolute
necessity. - .
To clean hard woods and oil cloths
wash first with a soft sponge dipped
frequently in fresh wster. When the
floor has dried, wash it again with a
rag dipped in a mixture of hot water
and skim milk.
- Lemon will do for the yeDow white
sailor what . shoe polish does for the
worn black one. Remove the ribbon
band, and, with a slice of lemon, clean
the straw thoroughly. Put on a fresh
i band, and the hat is white and fresh.
Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoke Tear Iits
If yon want to quit tobacco asinv sally sad
forever, reicaln lose manhood, be mads well,
strong, marantic full of new life and visor,
take No-'i'o-Bac, the wonder-worker that
makes weak men strong. Mans- gala taa
pounds in ten days. Over 400,000 cared. Boy
So-To-Bao f pom yonr own druggist Cadar
ausointe nuirautee to care. Book and sample
Tree. Aauress sterling Itemed? uo
or iew lore
It ia said that soft wood under pres
sure becsmes considerably harder than
hard wood under pressure.
Jcst try a 10c. box of Cascarats. the Baas)
liver and bowel regulator ever made. .
When the British sparrow hawk ia
fiyiDg toward its dinner it cleaves apace
at the rate of 150 miles an hour.
Tile rea:Ws of th Is paper will he pleased te
lo&rn that there is at least on areaaea uis
that scenes has been abla to cur in all its
strwvs, and that is Catarrh. Ball's Catarrh
Cure is the only positive core known te the
medical fraternity. Catarrh being a eonetita.
Oonl disease, requires a constitutional treat
ment. Half's Catarrh Cure is taken Internally,
acting directly on tbe blood and mueous sur
faces of tbe system, thereby destroying the
foundation of the diaeate, and giving ths pa
tientstrenirth by building un the constitution
a:idasistini- nature in doing its work. Th
proprietors have so much faith In lta onrativa
p'jwers that theyolTer One Hundred Dollars
for any cate that it f ni Is to cure, bend tog Ust
of t-'Si hiionmls. Address
. J. Ciienkv & Co., Toledo, O.
Fold by DrUk'Ki-itK, 75e.
Hall's Family Tills are ths best
An electric boat has been constructed
for Ihe inspection of the fsmoua sewers
of Paris It pulls itself along by a
chain lyiDg in the bottom.
Sim. WIm.ow'1 booming yrup lor eblldrsa
teething, soften ihe gumi. reduces inaarataa
liou. allay, !aiu. cure, wind colia 'JJo a uout.
About. Itirty thousand lamps, gas,
electric and naphtha, are now utilized
ia illuminating the streets, avenues,
parks, docks and bridges at New York
rm Cunrnmecd by IH. J. U. MATER, lOlS
Ar h m., i-lJll.A..K. kitati atonce.no opera
tion or delay H um busineb. C'onsultauoa frea,
rnilor-einvnu 01 physician?, ladles and proml
ntnt ciuzens. bcuU lor circular. O&ce hours J
A 11. io or. il.
A scrum cure for the bubonic plague
has been discovered by Gersin of the
Paris Tateur Inalitute. He made hia
first experiments at Anioy, just after
the plague of Hong Kong, China, in
1S94. - .
A CRY OF WARNING.
" I suffered for years and years with
womb and kidney trouble in their
"I had terrible pains in my abdo
men and back;
all the time,
was cross to
every one t
but Lydla XL
cured me of all my pains.
' 1 r-nnnnt. m-nicu it. pnnmrh tmr-m
L ... -- - j
aloud to all women that their suffer
ing is unnecessary; go to your drug
gist and get a bottle that you may try
it anyway. You owe this chance of
recovery to yourself." Mas. J. Stew
ard, 2218 Amber St, Kensington,
m I Drilling Macmnas
tor anv nentn:
I.n-e !mprTfii'riii, Ml Moaer Slakers.
LOOMIS & r'YrVTAN, Tiffin, Ohio.
FOR FIFTY YEARS!
has boon av1 br millions nf mathratrrth1
i rhiMn-n w hile Tct-tliiim for over Fifty Year.
1 It iKMiijivs the cliild, Roftena the gum, allay
' all p. -tin, euros wind colic, and Is th teat
remttiv tor riinrrnra.
THiuiy-live Cent Bytle,
... BOOK FREE.
Haa Danehy, Colaaibaa, O.
fl D 1 1 i 44 u,d tvmKV hnbitn cured. Book nent
ii r lU 71 tree. lr. b. M Wooi.lky.Atlsta.G
WHO, wHtHt AU list fAllS.
Best Couiih Byrup. Taues Good.
in lime. K-.nj rr riniraiMs.