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Sunshine nnd Shadow.
When we walk In glads imii f nnshfao,
Wbon on mountain tops wo sing,
Wbon the nlr Is full of musl",
And the flowers aro blossoming,
We may Joy in birds and blossoms,
Yet when summer days bavo flown
Find that buds and birds bave vanihe J
And wo stand bereft, alone.
But wbon in some gloomy valley
With a fearsome step we grci.
Hearing not a sound of music,
Heel iii? not a ray of hope;
If thin, through the gathering darkness,
Himti kind hand should meet our cwn
And Its firm and kindly pressure
Telig us we nro not alone,
Then the stop takos on new oounge,
And the lightened heart can slug,
Knowing, oven In the darkness,
Home bright flowers are blossoming.
Mary Wood Allen, M. 1)., in Union Signal.
A FRIEND OF MINE.
Wo called bim Mascot from tbo,
ii mo wo II rut hud liim. You hoc, wo
thought it was a groat piece of good
luck, my getting him, anyway. There
he is now, nosing the earth over a
bono at iho root of that tall syringn.
Bright? Smart? Well, I should think
so; not tbnt bo knows tricks; bo
doesn't need any sttc'i superficial
knowledge. It's general intelligence
and wit that you want iu a companion,
and n great tender heart; eb? Well,
I should say so ; and I don't expect ia
this world to find inorointclligonco or
a more loving heart than Mascot has.
You may lnngh if you want to, but I
know what I'm talking about. You
think soma buinau being is having a
second existence in bis form, perhaps.
Oh, no; no mcro human being ever
loved in that way ; lie's a dog, fast
enough. Coma here, Mascot ; give a
Isn't bo au ugly-looking fellow, with
lb j rough hair standing up all over
bim, not long enough to droop nnd
bo graceful? He's one of tbo kiud
that's so ugly bo's interesting. Scotch
terrier with n few drops of bull-dog
blood, I faucy ; no thoroughbred, yon
see. But look nt bis eyes .strong nnd
tru-j and loving that's enough.
We've been the closest of friends ever
sinco wo mot. I'll tell you how that
was or Lave I ever told you? No?
My wife says I tell ovorybody two or
. threo times over, nnd that she bus no
ticed that nil my friends arc cireful
not to mention tbo subject of canines
in genera), lest I tuny begin on my
Kit down, M iscot, nnd loau against
my knee. Ho likes to lio with bis
.bead on my foot, nud I like to hnvo
It's two years ngo this spring. I
wns going down Clnrk street almost on
a run to catch a trnin. There hap
pened not to bo many teams in tbo
street, for it was not yet seven, o'clock
in the morning. I beard a sharp cry
across the way. It wns so shnrp nnd
agonized that I stopped involuntarily.
On tbo other side was a group of boys
with a dog in their midst. Though at
the first I couldn't see anything dis
tinctly, yet I knew directly that tho
boys were iufernnl little senmp, nud
that they were torturing the utiimnl.
Another cry there was smoke rising
from the center of tho group, which
was in a sort of nlcovo formed by two
building". I forgot my train and run
across, (lushing right in ninong the
ruffians. When I see a certniu kind
of boy I'm nshamod that I'm a man,
I swear I am 1
They bad this dog lio still, Mus
cot! they bad bim muzzleil, bis jaws
tied together so tightly that tho ropu
which bound them bad gniwod into
tho flesh and was bloody, ami a boy
w.is at each sido of bis bead gripping
fust tbo cord ; two other boys held
bim by hips and hind legs, nud what
do you think n fifth wns doing? Hold
ing ono of those keroseuo torches un
der tho dog's body. Yes, and I smelt
tho burning flesh as I jiuepjd on the
pavement. Tho tortured creature
niado a terrible effort, but ho wouldn't
hnvo escaped if my coming hadn't
confused tho villains as it was, tbo
dog dashed at mo nil I leapod on me.
What nn ngouy of bopo nnd appeal
there wns in bis wild eyes! How bo
cried in bis throat; for be couldu't
open bis j iws.
I wanted to kill every boy thero wns
there. I did kuoc'i ono over; tbo rest
ran away. The torch was .left smok
ing on tbo sidewalk ; nnd then a po
licemnn camo along, sauutcriug from
somewboro, stared nt tho dog, nnd
asked if bo was mad. I shook my
bend and walked off, tho dog so
enjerly at my beds that I bad to bo
cireful bow I moved.
I hurried into a street where, at this
tinio of day, lh.-re were still fewer
people. I nat down on a stop, took
out my pocket-knife nnd cut the ropo
from the dog's mouth.
His gratitudu was henrt-brra'iing ;
it almost sormed nt first ns if be would
die of it. And I cried; I couldn't
help it, and you know very well I'm
not ono of tho snivelling kind. Yes,
Mascot, it's all right now; you needn't
lick my face, and wo're not going to
part. Thero, lio down again.
Well, as soon ns he boenmo a littlo
more calm, or I might say at soou as
wo becamo more calm, 1 looked at my
watch. It nt-is of no uso to think of
tho train now; I couldu't possibly
cntcL it. Tbo dog kept bis gaze ou
me as if he foarcd I should leave bim.
Wo walked, ho at my very heels, un
til we camo to a hack stnud. I took a
curriago and I put Mascot I bad id
ivii'iy named bim in my mind on the
front seat ; then I placed myself oppo
site, and told tho driver to takous out
to Nortbrup street tbut was a good
So we started. Mascot didn't liko to
be as far away from mo as tbo dis
tance between tho frout nnd back
sent. Ho wns continually reach
ing out a paw, nud presently I lifted
bim over beside mo. I hurt bis poor
burned flesh ns I did so, for bo whined,
then hurriedly licked my band as if in
apology and to assure mo that bo
would allow mo to hurt bim if I
wished to do so.
Wo lived hero thou, nnd my wife
wns in tho garden when tho bnck
stopped nt the gate. Sho saw mo with
a smooch of blood, tho dog's blood, on
my face, nud gave a littlo scream as
she rati forward. Sho bad believed
that I was already miles away on that
Tin all right," I hastened to eny,
"mid I'vo como buck becauso 1'vo
suvid this fellow. I bopo you'll liko
I stepped out, and Mascot stepped
out after me, or rather with mo, in bis
fear lest he should get left.
Ho was not a reassuring object His
hair wns full of mud and blood; thero
wns a gash in bis under lip; nnd he
was now begiuuing to feel stiff and
sore. He stood pressed against my
ankle while I paid tbo driver.
Fortunately my wife bad had a dog
when sho was a child, nud if you hnvo
ever been intimate with a good dog,
it makes nil the difference iu your fool
ing towmd tho whole cauino raco.
Having become convinced that I hud
nr-t with no ncei lout, Margaret looked
ut the new comer an instant, then sho
held out her hand and said softly:
"Poor fellow 1 What a burd time
you've bad I"
Mascot cxt-juded his bend and licked
tho tips of her fingers; then he
glti need up nt mo nud said, "I'm going
to lovo bcr, too but not quite so
We took bim into tho kitchen nud
put him into tho sink. Wo washed
him, we cleansed bis wounds with
warm w:iter nud enstile sonp.
How gentle he was, and bow bo
tried to bear it. Thou wo put nn old
lilnnkct iu tho coruer.and he sat si i Illy
down on it. He nte a basin of breud
and milk, nnd then wo left him. But
he would cry. I went bnck to bim
tbreo or four times, nnd be seemed
per ectly hnppy while I remained. At
Inst Margaret suggested that I leave
bim something of mine. I dropped
my handkerchief beside bim. Ho put
his cbiu on it, nud when wo left him
nlono he didn't whino again.
I was glad I called him Mascot, for
that very night ono of tho firm, to
whom I bad sent word that I was de
tained from starting on my business
trip that morning, camo out and said
they bad decided to put mo in another
department, with five hundred dollars
more salary. Ho said that bo knew I
was able to till that place, but ho ac
knowledged that ho shouldn't hnvo
thought of promoting mo just now if
his wifo hadn't Hsked bim if be couldn't
do something for me.
"And what do you think mndo her
ask ?" bo inquired. "Why sho was
iu a carriage on Clark streot early this
morning, and she saw you rescuo that
dog. She was so thankful to soo you
do it that she said sho knew you could
fill a higher position in our bouse.
That is a woman's way of reasoning,
you know. "Tho Chap Book.
Sho was a sweet-faced old woman,
but her clothes showed plainly that
sho came from a part of tbo country
where Sunday gown nnd bonnet aro
bought but onco in ten yonrsor so.
Sho had gone into a fashionable
church and paid devout attention to
the service, but when tho congrega
tion was dismissed sho went forward,
leaned ou tho cbancol rail, nud
looked long nnd admiringly at the
flowers. Finally tho thoughts of her
heart found their way to her lips,aud
sho murmured :
"Well, I never ! Whv, thoy'ro nl
most ns pooty ns wax flowers!" New
Brazil had in 1S91, 7,510 miles of
railway in operation nnd 4,311 in
course of construction.
Bonds in France.
A trnvelor is especially struck with
tbo fiuo roads in France, of which tho
peoplo aro justly proud. Tbo govern
ment keeps up a perfect system of caro
and inspection, and wherever one goes
ho may bo sure of finding tho princi
pal roads iu excellent condition. They
are often bordered with trees for miles,
nnd are iu a perfect stnto for bicycle
All tbo nuderbrnsb, small twigs and
even tho lower brniiL-hes of tho trees
have been cut for firewood, and not a
twig is wasted. All are gathered nnd
tied up iu bundles, ready for use.
Every foot of groiiud is cultivated, or
so it seems to strangers. There nro
mountains and barren places where
nothing will grow, but every bit of
ground that can produce, anything is
niado to do so, Tbo winter is so mild
south of the Loiro that vegetables nro
flourishing in tho gnrdcus at nil times.
Thoro nro, of course, certain soasons
for tbo different ones, except tbo hari
cots verts (string beans) nnd tho
dwarf radishes. Those aro always in
season, nnd tho quantities en toil in
Franco must bo enormous.
The fields nro generally scpnrntod
by fences or bodges. Tho dividing
lino is, however, clearly shown by tl.o
sort of grain growiug iu them. As
most of tho farmers keep sheep, tho
ubsenco of fences necessitates tho
shepherd or shoperdess.
Wherever one sees a small number
of sheep thero is also to bo seen a
guardiau with them. Alas! it is not
tho beautiful shepherdess of poets nnd
paiutcrs! I suspect sho never existed
except iu tho fertile bruin of tbeso
In reolity, tbo shepherdess is often
nn old woman, who leads her Hock
from ono spot to nuotber, tranquilly
knitting a stocking whilo her sheep
nibble tbo grass. Pittsburg Dis
patch. Eating a Menagerie.
During tbo siege of Pans, after nil
tho supplies from without hnd been
cut off (September 22, 1871), it was
decided to sacrifice tbo inmates of tho
Zoological Garden, tho Jardin des
Tbo sold animals woro slaughtered
and eaten. A list was kept at the time,
nnd from this wo learn that from Oc
tober 18 to thoend of 1870 tho follow
ing nuimnls wero sold and eaten iu tho
order given: One dwarf zebu, .14 ;
two buffaloes, 12; twosnnibur stags,
20; twelvo enrp, 0; two yaks, '15
i; three geese, .12 8t: ono small
zubrn, 1(5; ono lot of hctis, ducks,
etc., 1)1 10s; ono lot of ducks, i
12s; eleven rabbits, 1; four rein
deer, 32; two Nilgau antelopes, i'10 ;
ono doe, 12; two wapiti stags, 100;
ono antelope, 20; two camels, 100;
one yak calf, S ; two camcb, 200;
two elephants, I,0S0.
Most of the above wero sold to an
English butcher, who kept his shop in
the Avenue do Friedlond well stocked
nil through tho seigo with all possible,
and previously impossible, kinds of
To killing of tho elephants, Castor
and Pollux, presented some difficulty.
The former wns fired nt three times,
nud wns nt last dispatched by means ol
n steel bullet discharged from n Cbas
sepot rifle. A single shot behind tho
ear brought Pollux to tho ground.
Tho flesh of tho elephant was sold
nt 50 to (!) francs a kilo; tho trunk
fetched 3D francs n kilo.
Trunk nnd feet woro regarded ns
particular delicacies by tho gourmands.
Tho samo butcher sold tbo flesh of a
young wolf nt 24 francs n kilo.
Tho flesh of tho cassowaries wns
bought by Baron Rothschild, who was
ono of tbo butcher's best customers,
A Joke on the Emperor.
Ono of tho most amusing anecdotes
nbout tho German Emporor circulat
ing in Berliu just now is this one:
During his recent stay iu Kiel tho
emperor wished to pay a visit to tho
aunt of tho empress, Fran Professor
von Eiinarch, wifo of tho fnmous sur
geon, who is by birth Princess Hen
rietta of Schleswig-Holsteiu. Tho
mouarch desired to call unceremoni
ously and quite en famillo, nnd henej
had not anuounccd his coming. Ho
rang tho bell at tho small bouse, nnoi
a raw servant girl, who had never
seen him bofore.opeued and demanded
to know what bo wauted. Tho em
peror said : "Announco ni", please ; 1
am tho emperor," whereupon tho girl,
thinking she bad a mailman to deal
with, shrieked with fright and
slammed the door in his face.
When live minutes later, the nutit
of tho empress in person opened tln
door, tho emperor wns slill slnndinj
patiently on tho threshold, grinning
with the fun of the situation nnd anx
ious to bo admitted. - Chicago Red-ord.
A. New Industry to Replace Fur
Wary Reynard Roadlly Grows
as Tame as a Dog.
Cnttlo ranches, ostrich farms, nnd
even sunko farms aro common enough
in some pnrts of tho world, but such a
thing ns u fox farm is comparatively
rare. Just think of thousands upon
thousands of foxes in tho Aleutian Isl
ands of Alaska running at lnrge, to a
certain cxtont wild, but still under
care, nnd furnishing nn industry that
will, if properly nourished, last ns a
menus of Mipport to the natives of the
Fur Seal Islands when tho destruction
of tho sleek-coated doniz-'tis of the
lower nrctics has boen coinpletod.
Byron Andrews, connected with the
staff of tho National Tribune, is ono
of the originators of this enterprise.
In nn interview recently bo said:
"At present tho industry is really
in its infancy, but wo hnvo strong
hopes of eventually making it ouo of
such proportions that it will go n groat
way toward solving tho problem of
tho future employment of tho Alaskan
nativos.wheu tho fur-bearing animals
nro practically extiuct in those region-.
It was iu 188-i that certain
gentlemen, nt that time agents of tho
government, took up this subject with
"Tbo suggestion was mndo by Cap
tnin Thomas F. Morgan, of tiro ton,
Conn., then nn ngeut of tho Alaska
Com m ;rcial Company, ou St. George's
Island, that tho fox might be domes
ticated nnd under proper conditions
bred with profit, thus utilizing many
uninhabited islands and giviug em
ployment in a congeuial business to
natives who woro coming to hardship
by the extermination of the seal, otter,
and walrus. It was finally decided
to try tho experiment. A small num
ber of young foxes were b .night of the
natives and taken to tho North Semidi
Islands, about 225 miles southwest of
the village of Kadiuk. Houses wero
built, a small cofony of natives was
stnrto.l, .Under the supervision of a
white keeper, nnd n year's bupplios
were loft for their comfort. '
"To bo brief, nfter many ups nnd
dow: b, tho experiment proved a suc-ccs--,
so much no as to show that tho
breeding of the blue fox iu domcsti
cntion was practicable, and from this
small beginning thero nro now no less
than twenty-two of theso little islands
devoted to this business, giving sup
port to more than 100 people, nearly
all of whom beforo depeuded ou sea
"All tho early settlements for the
fox-brueding business wero mndo by
whites, who employed natives, but
within a year or two somo of tho more
intelligent natives who hnvo learnid
tho business bavo taken tho islands
and aro making satisfactory headway
iu this new industry.
"For some time we have endeavored
to get a leaso of somo island, with nn
optiou of purchase, nt tho discretion
of tho Secretary of tho Treasury. This
was becauso of the local conditions.
Tho first requisito of tho business is
isolation. Islands have I n selected,
therefore, that wero uninhabitable, so
far as internal resources were con
cerned ; then, too, thoso chosen would
nevor attract sottlcrs by commercial
advantages, through fisheries, timber
or tho precious metals. Theso require
ments, howevor, resulted in placing
tbo establishment on a frotitior in
fested with maritime marauders flying
tbo flags of Japan, Canada or tho
Uuitod States, to whom theso fox
islands, if they mny bo so called, might
become a tempting object for raids.
Under these conditions thoso who bavo
engaged iu tho business have felt tho
need of the strongest possible titlo for
moral effect. It was apparent thnt it
was a matter of tho highest impor
tance that iu order to avoid any ground
for quibble cutiro islands should bo
recoguized as under tho control ot
the occupant and not simply a por
tion. "Tbeso islands, or nt least thoso in
tho Aleutian Peuiusuli, arc merely
desert places, most of them like
mountain peaks, cropping out of tho
ocean. Most of them aro supplied
with fuel only by driftwood. They
arc so fur north as to afford so littlo
herbage that but a small number of
cattle cau be kept on tbo best of them,
nud on most of them uono at nil, so
that tho stock-mining clemect does
not enter into consideration ts any
"Tho Treasury Department, having
by law an oversight of tho fur busi
ness of Alaska, nnd means to enforco
tho Secretary's regulations through
tho revenue cuttors, practically and
morally is the sole evidence of govern
ment authority among the AlusV-nu
islamK fo who hnvo developed tho
industry hnvo always felt tint wo
should have the protection in our ef
forts to reclaim tho waste places that
other citizens bavo enjoyed in the re
demption of the wilderness. Hetico
our move in this direction, which wo
hopo will bo ultimately successful.
"Do the foxes tamo readily? Well,
tho mass of them are tamo enough to
como up to tho grent feeding troughs
that we bavo built, apparently with
out fear, but they aro generally shy,
as might bo expectod. However.it is a
common sight to see foxes that have
been thoroughly tamed lying around
the houses nud ns sociable ns any dog.
Tho natives hnvo taught some of these
a few tricks nud derive a good deal of
amusement from them,"
A Lincoln Story.
An old-timo Southern politician
tells tho following: "When Lincoln
first camo to Washington, I went to
see liim, so prejudiced against him be
forehand that uo man with lossgeuiilf
could have overcome it. I left the first
interview bis friend. No man ever
camo uiidor the charm of Lincoln's
personality without rospectiug bim
and, if permitted, loving bim. Oue
day, after wo bad b.ciui ! fairly good
friends, I told him of my early preju
dice. 'Mr. Lincoln,' I said, 'I had
heard every mean thing about you ex
copt one. 1 never heard that you
wero too fond of tho pleasures of life.'
Mr. Lincoln sat for a moment strok
ing bis check thoughtfully, and then
he drawled out iu his peculiar western
" 'That reminds mo of something n
boy suid to mo when I wns ten years
old. Once in a while my mother
used to get some sorghum and some
ginger and mix us up a batch of ginger
bread. It wasn't often, nnd it wns out
biggest treat. Ouo d iy I smollcd it
and camo into tho house to get my
share while it was hot. 1 fouud she
had baked mo three gingerbread men,
aud I took them out undor a hickory
tree to oat tlioin. Thero was a family
near us that, was a littlo poorer than
we wore, nnd their boy camo along a
I sat down. 'Abe,' ho said, edging
close, 'gimme n man.' I gave him
ono. H-- crammed it into his
mouth nt two bites and looked nt
mo whilo I bit the legs from my iirsl
one. 'Abe,' ho said, 'giinmo tluil
other'n.' I wanted it, but I gave il
to him, nnd ns it followed the first oiw
I snid: 'You seem to like ginger
bread.' 'Abe,' bo snid earnestly, '1
don't suppose there's anybody ou t it it
eiu th likes gingerbread ns well as i
do,' nud drawing a sigh that hiou-li
up crumbs, 'I don't s'pose there's any
tbody getsless of it.'" Facts aud Fie
A guest nt the St. Charles lintel ex
presses tho opinion that American ma
giciaus excel any in tho world. ".
was in a village in Belooehistaii some
years ago," said the gentleman, "will
n party which included, among other'-,
an American who Inula good knnck a'
prestidigitation nnd magic. Somehov
or other he becnino opposed to a na
tive practitioner of the black nrt, ntu
a competition in magic was ngreei
upon. When our party reached the
clump of palms whoro tho great strug
gle wns to bo held, wo found the na
tivo necromancer surrounded with the
darkest nud most impressive array ol
magical concomitants. Very differ
ent was tho nttitudo of the
American magician, who sailed
up with a smilo ou his face, o
cigarette between his teeth, nud a
patent magician's satchel slung across
bis shoulders. Tho competition wai
short but decisive. Tho American,
whilo waiting for tho competition tc
begin, took a lucifer out of his pock
et, struck it on the so'e of his shot
and lit his cigarette, whereupon the
entire Oriental contingent rose up ii
dismay aud incontinently took to tiiei.
beeln. The next day wheu we saw tin
Beloocliistanese wizard at tho nearcs'
village he said ho would compete ii:
magic with any man, but no devil
"Ouo who picketh up from the gronni
n splinter of wood nnd lighteth it intoi
blaze from tho lire iu his heel is no
human," Baid tbo magician. "Allal
preserve us from devils." New Oi lcan
"What I know about bicycle rid
ing," said Seoi chleigh, "would till i
"What you don't know nbout it,'
said tho officer who nrrestcd him fo
running down un old lady, "wouli
fill a good-sized cemetery." Puck.
President Fnure, of France, re
marked the other day that his creates
obj otioti to his present position i
thnt it leaves bim no time to ndj bii
10 H THE HOI'SEWIIE.
At least six pairs will bo required
for twenty persons. Put them at once
into ice water, in which put n tabie
sponuful of salt. Lot stand for twenty
ini.iutes. Then parboil for fifteen
minutes. Then place ugain iu cold
water. Then cut in halves lengthwise.
Season with pepper nnd salt; dip for
and instant in melted butter and broil
jver n bright fire for five minutes.
Make a drawn buttor sauce. Chop
some mushrooms nnd cook iu tho
sauce for live minutes; then servo in
a dainty bowl.
CniCKEN A LA MARYLAND.
Clean a pair of young chickens and
wash in salted wntcr; cut each chick
en iu eight pieces, senson with black
pepper; salt nnd dust lightly with
Hour; fry in boiling lard until thor
oughly well done and brown. Have
rendy some"uieoly fried corn inuA
cut iu squares, on this nrraugc your
chicken mid pour over it n rich gravy
mndo of ono pint of cream (two tea
spoonfuls butter beaten with one
scant tnblespoonful Hour,) stirred in
while cream boils, and seasoned with
pepper nnd salt ; ndd just before pour
ing over chicken a tublospoonf i.l and
a half of chopped parsley.
NEW COfltSE VOIt M'SCIIKOX.
A new course for n luncheon con
sists of bard-boiled eggs stiifV.:d with
sweetbreads iu place of tho yolks.
Boil half a dozen eggs twenty minutes,
and cover with cold wnt.ii'. When
ready to use, cut oil ouo end, take out
tho yolks, aud make them into a paste.
KoiiMin with s ilt, pe per, and a small
tnblespoonful of olivo oil ; mix with
three tublespoonfuls of sweet broad cut
iu small pieces, aud serve on leaves of
lettucj or a bed of watercre-ses.with a
half-tonspoonful of Mayoutiai.su on
eneb. If oue wishes a hot dish, use
tho eggs on round (dices of toast, with
a white sauce seasoned with salt, pop
per and chopped parsley. New Yolk
HOW TO COOK CAI'LIFIiOWlCll.
Nearly nil cook books give "twenty
minutes" ns the proper time for cook
ing cauliflower. Cooked n full hour
it is a different vegetable, and tried
once you will never cook it n shorter
time. Tie it in a clean white cloth.
Put it on in cold salted water (stem
up) iu n griinitewnre or porccliiiu-liticd
saucepan never iu iron or tin. When
done plaeo it (flowers up) iu n hot
platter nnd pour over it tho following
sauce: Bub together a teaspoonful of
butter to a 'smooth paste, add gradu
ally n cup and a half of the water in
which the cauliflower was boiled. Let
this boil for two or three minutes, sea
soning with salt nud pepper, and jitst
before nerving ndd tho well-beaten
yolk of nn egg, mixed with n table-t-pooiiful
of cold water to prevent
curdling. This is also tho best sauce
for nspnragus, using tho water in
which the vegetable is boiled.
Sandpaper will whitou ivory han
dled knives which have become yellow
from ngo or usage.
Warm bread nnd enko should bo
rut with a knife the blade of which
has been heated by standing it iu boil
If clothespiusnre boiled a few min
utes, aud quickly dried, every few
wcck, it will cleanse them aud make
them more durable.
A paste made of melted India rub
ber mixed with shellac varnish is the
best thing to use for fastening leather
trimmings on wood.
If a tablespootiful of vinegar is
added to tho water iu which tough
meats or fowls nro boiled it will tend
to make them tender.
If n strip of webbing two inches
wiilo is sewed tightly ou tho under
sido of a rug, close to the edge, it will
prevent the edges from curling.
Before commencing to seed raisins,
after tho stems nro removed, cover tho
fruit with very hot water and let it
stnud a very few moments. Drain the
water off and tho seeds may then bo
removed quite easily.
It is said a largo bowl of watei
placed as near as possible to tho hood
of a sick person w ill induce sleep, and
healthy peoplo will often sloop better
if shallow vessels filled witli water are
placed nbout tbo room.
During the hot weather tho bread
box requires special attention to pre
veiit bread from monlding. Tho box
should be scalded twice ft week nnd
aired in tho sun for nn hour beforo
fresh bread is put iu it. A tin box is
much bi tter to use for holding bread
than a stone crock.
If You Love Me, Toll Me So.
Hoses nro not always blooming, but tho wit ter
Sunbeams nro not evershlnlng.yel tho clouds
nft make dny wan;
And if lovo can give us pleasure, its exist
ence we should know;
So through cloudy dnys or sunny, if you lovo
nie, tell me so.
Tho' the flowers may be blooming, yet the
breast may still be sad ;
Tho' the sun be sweetly shining, yet tho
lieart mny not be glad;
And it love Is nil we deem it, its exlstenno
we should know -So
through flowery ilays fir barren, If you
love me, tell me so !
Will T. Ilnle in Daltlmore American.
Never writo lend peucil comments
in n borrowed book. Tbo owner may
rub them out. Use ink.
A I bear you are deaf to your
creditors. B How can it bo other
wise? I'm over my ears iu debt.
Blnkeley I understand you Indies
have organizod a deb ding club. Mar
garet Yjh; nud we bavo such grand
.times laughing ut the girls who get up
Why is it if wo kiss a maid
She seems to try to make us rue It?
Ami when to venture we're afraid
liets mad because we didn't do it?
Tho lt.-nl Article "Undo Simon,
what's nn orator?" "He's a man who
cm get people to etny in a room and
henr him tulk without having the door
"Then you mean to toll mo I'm a
liar?" "Well, no, I don't wish to bo
quite so rude ns that, but I will say
this you'd mako a good weather
"Dr.Sixthly is trying to nbolishbig
huts iu church." "Yes; ho says that
when tho women wonr such enormous
huts ho can't detect tho men who slip
out before the sermon."
lie received a fortune in youthful yenrs,
And the memory brings to his fa-'n a
l-'iir Die days that he spent in living It up.
liise imw in reproach, while he's living It
"J just can't understand it," said
Iho cheerful idiot. "Can't under
stand what?" asked tho boarder.
"Why bloomers, being undoubtedly
plural, should miike a woman look so
"Now, Willie," said Mr. Wilkius,
"papa is going away for two weeks. Re
member whose boy you nro and be
have accordingly." "You but I will,
dad Iy," said Widie, "I'll bave just as
good a time us you will."
"Sir," said an iratu little gentleman
of about four foot eleven inches to n
six-foot man, "I would bavo you
know, sir, that I have been wo'l
brought up." "Possibly," was tho
answer; "but you bavo uot boeu
brought up far."
Her heart is broken yet 'tis ipu-er ;
Though deeply merged 'ni'iith Morrow's
The gowns she used to wear last year
This summer will not hook nt nil.
"I onco knew n mnn," said the
imaginative boarder, "who was so fnt
that ho was actually taller lying down
than when ho wnsstanding up. What
do you think of that?" "It strikes
m-," said the Cheerful Idiot, "us
pretty t ill lying."
"It's too bad," said tho young
woman who wants to be new. "What's
tho trouble?" asked her mother.
"Just ns soon as we've inado up our
minds to show the world that wo nro
not tho weak, timid creatures wo have
been pictured, the nnnouticcment
comes that tho trees are full of cater
pillars this year."
Habits of Fish in rootling.
It is a common thing for a fish to
shake its livo prey or other food ns a
dog might do. perhaps to kill it or
tear it into fragments for r itiug. A
dog can help itself by placing its feet
upon its food. Of coiirso n fish enn't
do this but it can shako very vig
orously. In feeding tb-s fishes in
aquariums tho food excepting, of
course, livo food is cut up into
pieces of suitable size. Fragments of
food thus prepared may hang togetl
or by a shred, or a littlo fish may
seize a pieco ns big ns itself; but
whether the fish is big or little, if it
gets n piece bigger than it enn swal
low, it is very likely to shako it, and
to shako it powerfully, tearing off
what it wants, or such part as mny bo
detnclied by the slinking, nnd swnl
lowiug that, nud thou darting nfter the
rest ns it sinks in iho water. Thero
arc ninny kinds of crustaceans, how
ever, crabs nnd so on, which convey
food to the mouth with their claws,
ns mini carries food to his mouth with
his bauds. New York Sun.
The Emperor of Austria, Francis
Jo-eph J, will bj sixty yenrs old in
August, nud has spent forty-eight of
them ou tho throne.