The Patton courier. (Patton, Cambria Co., Pa.) 1893-1936, November 14, 1902, Image 3

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    FA NA INIA ho 0-5
a Frenchman
: proposes
‘ the gir be thinks he might :
i= “understood that swing wild
oats never makes part of the category,
in the case of a possible dis
ce at the church door.
"0 furnish one's certificate of birth
a most innocent requirement of
sch marriages: yet young men on
e of wedding have shot them
sel in dread of a discovery its scru-
nied lead to, TACK Wlediged
gis yore ano dare sot. Te
In the pes and
25 and that at 2
in a tripot {purely sam
on must Eoow that the French
er's inquisitiveness grows out of a |
to his daughter absointely un. |
f to the fathers—and the daueh-
-0f America. In France the aver:
marriageable girl says to ber
“1 have always bees obedient: 1
Rave effaced mysef: I am entitled to |
husband. Find ene for me?’
straordinary details of French
law ought = be known to
0 scens of many a “decisive meet.
ing” |
The mother has her daughter sit.
ting by her in the box which she has
taken. Between the first and sdoond |
acts the young man is brought to:
them by the common friend, osten-|
sibly to pay an offhand visit and in|
quire about their health. They slay
five minutes, speaking of the play,
the weather, and the Pariilan season, j
and then retire
When they have gone the mother
ought to make some tentative remark
to the girl on the young man's looks, |
® | position, fortune, manners and 80 on,
endeavoring to fathom the impression |
A Li has made
It is admitted that mothers onght
not to instruct thelr danchiers pra
viously for this encounter, For if
The Young Folks Are at Last Con.
fronted with Eas: (nher.
the girl has been catochised before
hand she will be so filled with appre |
bension as to risk losing grace and
naturalness. So she may not have
sufficient self possession {o observe if
the young man be pleasing to her or
the contrary.
She ought pot ta know the object of
his coming to the box, because if
| she fails to please, it Is distressing
to be told so. She woul! be humili
ated and jose confidence the next
The common friends meet again, in
their frock costs, to let each other
kpow what the effects have bean. If
- 38 happens very rarely, the girl has
failed 10 please on close Inspection,
| nothing will be said. The two friends
{ simply talk about the weather. But
If it ve the youth who hax been found
Iacking, the truth is declared, and bis
| friend breaks it to him later. Some
times. and there are those who de
y | clare It should be always practiced, »
girl favorably enough impressed de
mands nevertheless to see more of
the youth before she gives her word
"| Then it will be arrangnd that she
n rho subtle law. Three times, at
shall meet him often, hut not Inti
; On his side, good taste demands
* 1 that he should not show himsel! con
| scious of the fact that he is being
| studied. He goes through his paces
- { social, Intellectual and physical, as
{ if he did not dream of her inspection
The pext step is the proposal
The father of the aspirant. kis
brother or his uncle does it for him.
His Father Takes & Bath, then Goes to
Bee a Friend of the Girl's Family.
The girl's father or ber other legal
guardian should give him an imme
diate response, At this interview
questions of fortune and the like are
discussed in more detall: and notes
of them are made to form the basis
of the marriage contract.
Immediately be has been accepted,
the young Frenchman must get into
bis dress suit and call cn his future
both. of them ; wearing. thetr :
os warmly, but without exaggeration
moterinlaw. He ought to thank her
Then he may ask to see the girl,
Art Relics to Order.
In Rome and Naples there are fac
tories in which “ancient” art relics
are made to order. Siatuettes of
Aphrodite in bronze are manufac
tured there by the gross, and re
cently several worthless ohjects were
palmed off on unsuspecting tourists
as being priceless relics which were
unearthed in Macedonian. One fac
{ tory even succeeded in selling ar
unusually curious relic to the ma
seum at Athens Unfortunately for
the unscrupulous manufactarers,
when the experts examined it they
i at once discovered that it was bogus
; | ana notified the lallan authorities
SR mse
Method of Inducing Sleep.
Dr. Stelper observed in Java »
method employed to induce sleap. It
consists in compressing the carotid
arteries. The operator sits on the
ground behind the patient, whose
| neck he seizes with both hands. The
| index and middle fingers are then
push the earotids,
which are tompressed toward the
The method {3 absolutely
ss, _ anaesthesia in rapidly ob-
For Clam Soup.
Chop fine a sopful of clams and add |
to them their pwn bBguor, strained. Put
in one fupfinl of water, one slice of
onion, a Blade of mace and sinurer for
thirty minutes Thicken two copfuls
of milk with {wo tablespoonfiols of
flour and two tablespoonruld of but
ter. Sreaiu the lgoor from the clams
and mir it slowly with nfl. Season
with sai and a dash of paprika Just
Before the soup Hu sent to the table and
8x it is removed from the fire, stir ip
the well beaten yolks of two eggs
The Mending of China,
Time and patience are both quite
pecessary factors In the sucessful
mending of broken chipa, crockery or
i ginss. Any such article that hus sus
tained 8 sort of fompound fracture
must be mendad one piece at 3 the
For ibis reason those who make such
repairing a matter of business require
8 long time In the work, lettitizg one
piece harden in place before another in
1dded. For mending broken crockery
{ there Is nothing better than white lead
It {5 one of the few coments That re
sist both water and hear Soredr it
thiniy on the pdgen of the article, press
Hem together and set it aside to dry.
A waterproof gine for repalvige mars
bis or poresiain may be made by mix-
dg plain white give snd milk lowe
i bwo quarts of skimmed milk put half
& pound of the best white gliws Pud
the basin containing this into fipoiher
Basin of hot water. Cook until the milk
hax evaporated to such an extent that
the mixture is ke ordinary glue or
even thicker. When dry, this tement
i& one of the hardest with the clear
aesn of fvory.— Boston Post.
BEE a ote
To Bewmove Stains From Ol Tare.
The ndications are that the winter
I will see garments immed with pret
iy appligues, insertions and raofles of
face in greater numbers than hereto |
fore, Sometimes a plece of old lace
carefully treasured lo disfigured with |
yellow stalos and mildew, If care
fully treated these may be made fo dis |
appear without baviog recourse to the
The way to rumove yellow stains
{row lace 18 fo place the stain on a
bot from covered with linen, and
moisten It with diluted oxalic scid
The lace must then be put in lukewarm
water, and when any gory sulstance
Is thus removed fine white soup must |
be used. No hot water must be em.
ployed, and it mest be rinsed very
carefully afterward in tepid water
You must never wring lace, but press
out the maolstore with the hand through
& clean towel. You must straighten it
out well when it Is damp tie Dest way
{Is to pin it out on a cosbion—and any
ironing most be done from the back
Mildew may be removed by molten
ing a pleee of Blotting paper with rar
fied spirits of wine and placing the
stain between three folds of paper. So
treated, fis pratty sure to disappear,
Renovate orasy chandeliers which
have become dirty and discolored by
washing them with water in which
anions bave been boiled.
If 3 chimney catches fire fhirow a
| Bandful of sulphur into the grate. As
the sulphorous fomes ascend the tre
in the chimoey will die out.
To set the color of print dresses soak
them in very hot brine, let them remain
antil the water is cold and then wring
out and wash in the gsual manner,
Before attempting to turn out a jelly
place the mold for a few seconds in
Rot water. You will then he able to
turn out the jelly without the fexr of
breaking it.
When cleaning wall paper use a
dough made of flour mixed with water
containing a little washing soda. The
soda will not injure the paper and the
work will be done more quickly.
White spots on furniture aay be
readily removed by rubbing quickly
and evenly with a rag dipped in spirits
of vampber. Afterward rub over the
spat thoroughly with farniture wil,
Rusty fire irons should be rubbed
well with sweet oil, left wet for two or
| three days, and then rubbed with nn
slaked Hime. This will remove the rust
and then the irons may be polished as
Towels should be dried thoreughly
before being put away. If econpsizped
to the linen closet after being ironed
before they are thoroughly nired a
monld called oldivm forms on them,
giving rise to a parasite wlich is Hable
to produce skin diseases,
Art ticking In pink finished with a
narrow border of white denim decor:
ated with floral pattern in delicate rose
coloring makes a lovely enshion cover
and possesses the advantage of being
able to stand laundering. Light blue
ticking ean be efectively utilized in the
| same way.
The under dog doesn't siwars de
pathy. | [e043 & amok clouds,
Ctrastare that it canner boar the slight-
Last physical burt sometimes BpPpPeNrs |
for receive a contradiction in the ax.
perience of people who have met with
pal injury. It has bean shown that
| Bave beer known lo esrry the most
wrance of the {ving vowan braln The
remained in fx Uving hiding place
without apparently daterlerine wiih |
‘whieh has found {ve Billet 0 x human
Brain has prow
myer pall a century bas carried in his
pital only & year or 30 ARO.
ly conveved in a cab to the hospital
But he was so little affected xt the
i sath and ap the steps of the hu ompdtal,
and was then xble 10 give an intel
Gay's hospital a few months later the
fered smoking Bis pipe 3s if nothing
the ballet had penetrated the skull
WARY to the hoanital and there undress
himsell without assistance previous to
{ Parisian craze, writes a correspondent
the day's sport are duly recorded, and
Soiier N THE
Presence There Not A Always Attended
Be Fatal Eeonlita
The idea that the homan brain is
an Organ Bo extremely delicale in
peculiar Injuries 1s the head The
Rintory of brain surgery Nrosents some
remarkable faore in regard fo {08 ex:
Sent to wich the thinking organ will
pomotimee resist the afecte of exter
ot some cases ooantitior of Uz sab
ances may be removed without ap
preeishly Aimintabing thn normal ine
teliigenes of the patient. while some
extraordinary foreign substances hm.
fediiod in thelr shnile for years
Findy of the most singular kind
Bava heen nade in the interior suds
sratgest things have been known io
find entry thera through accident or
i elovation keown as “the B11” mt Union
in one same it wan tha biade of 8&8
penknife that was carried about Ing
the brain Tor hall a Hivaime without
the uatient boing in the least gware of
ft: in another it was a peuhiolder that
bad somehow found i183 way thers and
tha 9 aking power of the organ
while only a weak or oi agH a peeve i
of slate poncil was recovernd fron a
boy's brain alter ft had been hidden
there for several yours
It i# therefore perhaps none the
more surprising that many a hulle
nn more than a tem
porary ing # :
A French wilior wlio recsived &
for 37 vents and was said to have
felt no Hhefoety 187] 1857 when HE ofl |
gay marked fu way owned jxtey the
mauilh ard so ord bi of a presence.
Ta the ond of & Derman soldier Ww Sin
was shot in the head dusing the Son
derhund war be Lved to carry the
Juaden souvenir fn his brain for 43
years, snd (t was pot exiracted till:
after Ble death
These two remarkable caves how.
| aver seam fo he hegten By another
} that has quite mcently been brought
Prey Heht the sae being that of an old
poldier still Heing at “who for
head the ballet recsived during tas
Austrian rebellion in 1848
Wonid be suicides have oocasionally
put bhulilets into their brain to no par
some: and perhaps one of the most as
tounding eases of racent years was
that dealt with at the Richmond hos
The patient had in vain tried to
take his life hy abooting himsell In
the head snd after thus placing wo
ballets in his brain he was immedinte |
time by the presence of the ullets in
his head that he actually alighted from
the vebicle walled along the garden
gent scoount of what hal taken piace.
In a similar case of sellinflicied In
jury that came before the doctors at
wonid he suicide after fring a revol
ver bullet Into bis head was discov
very serious had happensa snd though
to the depth of three and a half inch.
ex he was able to walk part of the
pnderpaing examination
The effects of removing bullets from |
i the brain are sometimes ax remarks
able as any of the foregoing. and per |
haps in this connection mention may
he made of a case of a military cadet
aperated sn by a doctor of Vienna just!
On removing the bullat x small gong. |
tity of hrain had also to he taken |
AWAY the peculiar result baling that, |
though analtered in any other reapect, |
the patient irretrievably lost all kis |
good manners for which he was noted |
The eminent surgeon therefore sug |
Rests that the portion of the brain
removed with the holler corresponds |
Ltn what he degcrihes as the “Hamp |
of good manners ”-—London TitBits
The Entities 1 Rav. Pir,
The old English mfnit is the atest
of the London Sketch It i not hide
den away in the cellar uf a disreputas
bie mastroguet, bal flourishes in all
its pride at the Chalst du Cyele, one
of the most fashionable rendegvous in
the Boils de Boulogne The results of
there {8 heavy betting at the present
mament gver twa dogs who kitled 55
in identical time and who ara to be
matched early in August. For years
there has heen a cochifighting ciab
near the Odeon asd the membership |
18 a8 aristocratic as that of the Jockay
or the Hserime Speaking of rats
sithongh t may be argued thar it
Is not the livelimar subhfect to harp
pana barbarous custom ally at
the Halles. At the ig oof the
wine shop the patron
tars and brings up the trap with iis
otis In t. Fallowing the trad
— rite, he opens 1b oul and sors
Sos Bo ths i
fire to them, It is 8 ghastly sight but
I am sorry to say that 1 have seen |
men and women in evening dress who |
have supped late at Barmaits looking |
on Spplauding. ]
Many Smoke Clouds,
For every time he fills a pipe of
medium size a smoker blows 00 |
smoke clouds. If he smokes four |
“Gundle” has not been quite fairly | ways 8 huge pot of indigo resdy »
Beslt with by history. The same ix so} | dre the wool from the shors sheep. :
dony beard powndass, but {3 belonged Clean, smooth and in order. the looms +
to an enerwetic. brave woman wha in|
revodutioneEry times, had the appinuse
of her country for cleverly outwitting
a part of the British army.
“urdie lived st Union N. J. In
those days a plach aspiring to be the |
capital of the state One fonds it to
day fast asleep zway from rulirosds,
and even trolley cars. Her husband
Was kKoown either as the man with |
the stovepipe hat a mark of sristoo |
racy then out of the ordinary. or as
the man with the stumbling {ongue.
Hix most salient characteristic was
his admirating for Gardie.
When the British came up the little |
and enters] the procinets of the ss
vrad First Presbyterian church, taking
the hymn books and Bikles from the
pews and rothiessly tearing then to}
Hee a8 wadding for thelr gunu it was |
Gurdie who boldly spoke up and asked |
“Is that the way you're going to give {
us Watts and the ible?
The fight which followed was stiff
and jong, the power of the young
American cannon, placed pearly oppo- |
The enemy proved overstrong: but |
winning wen must eat. and of the rich
: : : Iarme then ving abo Trion, pon
| bullet in Lie head during Che Frage} Ying about Union, none
; , ware mora likely to re near ki
i German war of 18370 zirrisl {It there more likely to repay rasscking
than itEat of Gardie and ber spouse
Near her great brick oven stood al
site the church, was taxed ty ite ut |
most. Today any one passing the spot |
CoB See this CRnDON preserved aE al
redte where it then stood, looking the |
{ very baby it is in the face of modern |
also awalted bor pleasure at
Her water from “the north side of he >
wall” was cooler than could be hal
elscahere: her cream invariably :
turned to butter: Gurdie could smooth
out most folky’ wrinkles
When the muddy, swaggering feed
of the British desponlled her polished
floors she made it understood thal
they should rast in the collar, where TE
botmemade wine was in casks, nati]
she had prepared thelr meal 3
fendicg to this place was & Darrow
flight of steps and an oldfaskivoed
trapdoor. It was howewer, light and
spacious, and the men cracked many
8 joke over thelr enteriaipment
At last Gurdie called to them het
their supper was ready. “Lesve your
guns stacked in the celine.” she said;
“there's Bo room for them shove™
This they did and came tumbling up
the stairs
(urdie then closed the trap door
with a spring. which only she knew.
{The men, suspecting sothing, fell
eagerly to eating. To her stuttering
husband, outside the window, he
quickly passed the word. and thus 8
shirt while later a goodly pumber of
i unarmed men were carried off -
pracpers by the American boye
The signal which her husband sve
about the town as he passed from
man fo man and which has come
dover to us through history, was sims
ply the record of his clever wiles
dem: "GGoarGurfurdle’s peat
theah-the gu-ggunse”
One of this stalwart woman's strong | :
points wax her excellent housekeep |
1 sometimes costs A man Mn
| months of rhevmatism to catch one
little six-fwch Ash.
wits as Fuel
They Are Likely to Prove of Great Valve in Naval
Warfare of the Future. |
Copra consists of dried cocomnuts. | aller every drop of ofl has bees
Cin view of the snorgsious tracts of land
throughout the tuple zope that have
litaly hean planted with cocoanuts, if
tained {te price,
From both coasts of Africa and from |)
the West Indies the export has been
steadily increasing. asd vet, though
the world seems 20 be easily sated
with every other kind of tropical prod.
get of copra it never seems lo Save
ancugh. ;
Handicapped by a sea carriage of
12.000 miles. the Bouth Sea island co
pra han always commanded & Jocal
| sgusered out of It. in pressed into off
i cle for fattening cattie. The oll Is
, than resolved into glycerin and steams
is remarkable that copra has main
price of from $40 fo $556 a ton. and
now that & soap and candies factory
han been establishiond In Australis, it in
more Hkely to rive than fall
Ten years ago most of the coprs
went direct to Burspe on German sail
ing ships. which came cut to Austra
lis with a general cargo, sad lomded
copra in the kianda in the long home
ward voyage of from four to six
months the rate and the little bronze |
copra Deetles tupnel through the can
go. destroying arge quantities
On hrrival ar the oll mils Rt Is
erushed by rollers, and the refuse,
At first sight it would seem more ue
economical to press the oil on the spo¥
and so save the freight upon he waste ii
muterial, but the explanation
oil must he shipped in
casks. Ships fited with
have to make the outward
empty. apd casks,
“whooks,” require expert conpers,
wien soaked in oil become a rey |
It is possible that a
he found for copra as fuel |
ships. It burns with a
is very sasily stored and Nandied: wns
i it lx only onethird more bulky 1
I eoal its disadvantage in this
bhaing more than compensated by "
superior heating qualities and its fron ;
dom from ssh.
it is expensive, but in aaval warfare
where quick steam is everything, the
-demrest fusl may often be the cheap
est. —Savage lsland
om Thee Soonghotd.
Several mining men who bad
shanesd to meet ia a hotel lobby in |
, tanse cats had affiliated and had taken
up their the tunnel sad had
this city were discussing the various | i
mines in a certain district, when one
| of them spoke of a “wildcat” mine
logger who was sitting near |
pricked up his ears at this and chip
ped into the conversation. He said
that there was the most productive
| wildcat mine he aver heard of pear
the logging camp where he had been
working on the lower Columbian. One
#sked what this wildcat mine pro
“Why, wildeats, of course.” replied |
the logger. He then proceeds to ex
plain thal Many years ago semeane
had ron a funnel into the side of a
iil in search of coal and had run a
psambir of short branches aad had
gophersd about penerally in the bow
pis of fhe hill, but fading no coal had
finally abandoned the wivrkings
Thers were wildeats in that seo
at their cabin The wildeats and the
a Pa Pony
noo ru!
Not Easily Produced.
John H. Converse, president of the
of talking of abstract matters. Along
tnterviewsr inquired:
entrance to the tunnel, and, thinking
that perhaps some wild animals might
ba occupying the piace. sent his dogs
in to investivata. In a few minutes
| tha dogs came rushing out, literally
f covered with wiidcats and howling
ike lost spirits. While the fight was
of the mining men remarked that his | dh
idea of a wildcat mine was one that
yielded neathing but asseusments and
food and next day the fuse was light
ed. As it bummed some cata came out
and were shot down. The
of the dead cats terrified those in the
rear and they held back till the tum
nel was fairly choked with a gurgling
squalling, spitting army of cats, and
then the glam powder saxploded snd
several tons of cats were abot out of
{ the hole~Portland Oregonian.
tion and the parties who had been |
prospecting for coal ieft several cats |
The coal miner kicks because he is
| kept down in the world,
ot ot ii
{of mealies have heen sent since
. Oetober last 1o the military authord
great Baldwin fawomoilee works, not
long ago submitted himself to some
prosy interviewiex by one of those
would-be philosophers who are fond |
ties in Pretoria and Johannesburg
The Impossible.
“This young man” sald the city
. aditor, “wan't do, I'm afraid.”
tn the course of the conversation, the
“Now Mr. Converse, tell me—what
fa it you find most diffienlt to get
gut of your men?
| promptly replied Mr. Converse.
Fertile Fields of Africa.
Proof of the great grain-producing
: for 20 years, bi 20, capabilities of the Zoutpansberg is
pipes 3 day years, he hows jsstorded by the fact that 0,900 bags | A JENGR nd WED 3 ash SOR
"Why not?’ asked the desk man.
“He brought a good report of that
copvention in to-day.”
“Yes, but in one piace [ see ho
: writes, ‘Silence reigned for ten mine
“A day's work!” grimly and’
"Well. what's wrong?”
“Great Scott. man! It was a woe
| man's convention.”
No, Maud, dear, you can't 811 &
5 Spe ae