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THE DOCTOR'S RUSE.
There was a wild scene that May
morning nbout t!iu ulil m uisioii that
hud bot'ii fur years tho liomu of t ho
Notton family. Uu.l'T I horrent elms
shuding tho lawn which sloped to tlio
golden wilows by tho busy brook ut
its foot, farmers were bilking excit
edly wliiin brandis'iiu pitchforks,
corn knives nud nil occasional rillo
bunded down fruiii n J i ii t--i?r ancestry.
At intervals a m no 1 t-t:in r neighbor
would some luuih.'ring to ) rendez
vous on n plowhors) or arrive pulling
iiml perspiring by some cross-cut foot
path. Wliilo they wcro approaching
organization llio young doctor from
tin; village II vi? mill's down tin: valley
came swinging ni'oiiii'l t In; iMirvo from
tho wo.nl below-, urged liis gallant
in no ut tiio finish ol' ii hard run and
n I i;4 li t eil ut tlio bron I front steps
where ho w.h mot by F. orotic) N it
ton. From tlio summit crowned by tin:
in iiisimi tin: pretty cniiitry side
seemed a ii Arcadia uneiiiitamiu ated ba
ilie outer woi'lil. 'is p.'i,p!o weron
t.implo trusting folk who lived in peace
iiml thought no wrong. They never
ho much us locked tin) ilo 11.4 or win
dows;yct ut the Nnttcii's tin) night be
fore tin! 10 had been 11 111 11 1-1 :r :in I 11
burglary. Tim falli -r, 111 itln;r iiml
daughter hail liiii ii boil 11 I and it iggod.
Tho house was strip)."! of money,
jowoL mill pliiti1. It was Florence
who first worked her wriats from th
ropes that confined tiieiu. Sao freed
herself, released her p ironts nu-1 thou
rushoil to tho den which faithful old
Tom hinl titteil up uver tlm horse barn
nuil wouhl not havo cxehaiigod for the
guest chnuiber. Ilo was gone. Then
she mug the dinner bell 11s 1111 alarm
ntnl tho nearest neighbors oanu run
liing in response. O n! oT them up
prnachitig by tin; he lg bey-mi 1 Un
burn hinl emus upon the body of Tom,
who hail been killed by a cruel blow
upon the hea. I.
A messenger ha 1 b.'eu sent fur Hid
doctor, mounted in ut oil lied tho
startling news to tlio entire commu
nity nud tho rally on the l itvn was to
bend out searching parti-", a useless
but wcll-moaut plan. Mrs. Notion
had boon an invalid lee.dving daily
calls from tho young physician dur
ing tho three years ho hid b.'cniu
tho village. Tho bhoek had been too
much for her, mid within an hour of
his 11 nival that eventful 111 truing she
was past till liiimau aid. The doctor
bad been in l'v) with tits beautiful
daughter for months, and, with pro
fessional egotism, thought that ho had
learned her every mood, lb? knew
that though stately mid mature, she
had uot lust tho llu-.li of youth, nud
that behind her self-reliauco there
was tho iii.eeptillo ten luriiiMs
of girlhood. Hut uow bho np
pourod to him in a now nit 1 pii.zlin;,'
light. Her faco was white but linn
and set. In her great browit eyes
there was a lliino that would have
(juonehe.l every token of 11 tear. She
declared that life woitl 1 bo worthless
to her until site knew who had rubb 'd
Lor of a mother, 1111 I they lull be -u
brought to justic More than this,
it was conveyed to tho kuonlod.o of
tho doctor by soino oe-tiU subtlety
that no long as tho t i-.i.l v of
the manaioit reinaiiie l unexplained
Lis suit would b.i a hpd.'si nip,
Promptly ho wout at th ) task thus
assigned him. Tlio two burglars ha I
douo their wurk in the davit an I with
out noise save multure I curses wlfii
old Mr. Xolteu iiiado a vigoroiu ro
siHtnuce. Two women setvauts who
bad been with tho family for years
dlept iu tho wni-j a id heard uothiug.
Heury Wirt, a college friend of her
brother Bob, now completing in
Kurope, had arrived tho day before on
his wheel, as ho was riding over tho
country for his health. Ho had beou
fihown to bis room nt 10 o'clock the
night previous, but his bed bait not
been occupied, and nothing bad been
learned of him since.
"I saw the young man when calling
011 your mother yesterday," iuterrnpt
od tho dnctiir, "and did not like his
Jooks. Thuro was certainly somo-
ill ug wrong with his mind or his con
science, nud ho may have been uu im
"i'hitt is not possible. I knew him
st once from li ib' freijuont desciip
ti ins. You will be wise to leave him
out of your c tlciilatiotis. Hut there
is one thiug that may help in this
search. When 0110 of the men was
trying to secure my wrists I bit him
111 the hand nud 11 in couli lout I left a
As the doctor walked to the bam
fur h:a borso ho found under the
bushes a handkerchief that had evi
dently been Uhed 11s 11 mask, for it was
knotted ut the corners nud tdits had
been cut for the eyes, Th rewore uo
initials ur other diitioguitdiiug marks,
but ho jut died it iu hit pocket, and
was Noon hurrying homeward 11I111 ist
as fast as he had ibirdicd over the sumo
road a few hours b.-forc His haste
was due to the fact that late the night
previous lie had dressed tho hand of 11
111 111 who represent!: I tint it h id been
bitten in a Ii lit. A circus had been
.-honing there, nud this fellow said h
w .s a c iiivassman. The doctor at
unee telegraphed III ! shrew lest detec
tive III the sttti) to 111 )et him at tho
tow 11 w hero tiie shoiv next appeare I.
There w is no troublo iu tin ling tho
wounded man, hut thoevideno wis
overwhelming th it his inj iry w n r
ce:ved j i-t as ho said it was. Tho of
Ih'orlhou went to the N ittou houic,
and lor days sought in vain for soiu i
obi T!i 'ii h ) went 011 a fruitless
seare'i for youii Wirt, an 1 after
in mills of m !; aluud ined th ) e ue as
a hop .'less 0110. II ill c 111 ) h mi i and
acted with tlio doctor, to whom ho
to k a great, liking, but at ligth
yield ;d to disc iurageni !iit.
All nt oiico the young friends of the
doctor who hid called at his olHii)
wvro surprised to I'm I him a votary of
spiritualism, lie talked peibisteutly
uf the wonderful phenomena proving
individii il spirit pre fi.' 110 J an 1 c iiu iiil
uieatiou; of a in lorn mi liuuidiiii
having e iiiruuuiou with tho d;pirl ;d,
lifting tho mist of obscurity to esp n 1
alike the motives and hidden doodi of
men. When th ) d iclor w j it so far as
to arr 11 i f ir a s i in : . th'ro wn a
general hiispicion that his mental,
power, ha I HiiciMinbo.l to some weak
ening i ill 10:1c u bit cu:1! isity wai
s;i!li.!ic:it to s'ciro as largi 11:1
tiitoud.iueo as ho ho d isire I. II)
insisted on the present; of Kph,
his surly in t'l of nil work,
lor whom the black drnpings and
darkened room ha 1 a fa dilution us
well its terror. After there hud been
Kolt.'iu'd strains of music, weird Bounds
as of passing wings mid uu iccoiiutable
lappings, the doctor had a protended
coiiver-ii ion with the shadjs of de
parted relatives and then notified Fph
that his former mister from Alabama
wante'd to tulli with hiui. With chat
tering teeth Kph Bio. id up to receive
11 ciain liy h a id in his un I then went
down liiiou his knees.
iu a de 'p void tiio "spiritual
presence" recalled soiiu of the mo ii
ories of other d ivs nud theu iu tearful
tones said: "H it, E ih, you've gone
wnU' Hint!.! we parted. You're n
thief and a murderer."
"Xot tint, not dat. It was .Tohusou
done kill olo T.iui who 1 he tried to
stop us. It was dat rapscallion Johu
Hoii tl it tjf'kt titu into it. l'so gtvitio to
fess it all, un' get forgibnoss. "
A Mil ho did, even to where the
plunder and Johnson wcro to be fou 11 1.
Then tho d.ictor cuasjil to be a spirit
ualist an 1 told his story. ll imiuiiig
the handkerchief ui isk mouths after
tho tradegy he hid fmrid in it a few
hairs troui som i one's mustache or
beard. F.j!i being pi cs !Ut, the doc
tor amused himself by telling how with
the aiil of a micro c ipo ho could ex
oiniiie the roots of tii.; hairs, compare
them w ith those taken Iruin the faces of
suspected per. out an I thus run down
tho murderer. Ivdi did not show up
ab nit the ulli i : th it d i.v, an I next
appeared with 11 cleanly shaven
face giving reasons for this re
inirka'nlo change so frcti icntly that a
light sii Ideuly dawned upon the doc
tor, it wilt useless to uecuso upon
hiioh evidence, and tho doctor, k uo wr
ing tho dense siiperstition of tho ol I
mill', played upon it with tho result
Wirt was at lust found iu n, lunatic
asylum, a fact uut surprising to thosj
who kuew him well, for bis mental
nud nervous couditiou had deprived
him of all ability to work and sent
hiin out in search of health. The cul
prits were convicted and tha next
great event at the mansion was a wed
ding. Detroit Free Press.
Value tilvcii Wire by Labor.
Iu 1111 uddreRS before an association
of iron nud tteel mnungcrs iu Knglainl
fcome new statistics were brought up
011 tho remarkable achievements that
have been noted iu the manufacture
of fyie wire. Tho speaker said that
ho had been presented by a wire
innuiifiicturcr with specimens of wire
for which 4.32, or more than $S,6)0
per ton, was paid. This wire w.is
largely used in tho coubtructiou of
pianos uud other musical and
111ech1111io.il instruments. Ac
coinpnuying these was n sam
ple of pinion wire, which had a mar
ket valuo of 921. ) per pound, or
13, '2)0 per ton. A still more re
lunrkublo illustration of how a piece
of fcteel can bo treated so as to 1 come
more costly than gold is seen iu the
maniifiictiiro of ha'.r-springs. Of these
it takes 7ol to weigh an ounce of 437-1-2
grains, nud 27,000,0 10 of them to
go to tho ton, which would Cost gl )0,
OOi). Probably tho limit of the value
that can bo given to steel by skilled
labor is reached iu tho case of tho
barbed instruments used by deiitiMs
for extracting nerves from teeth,
w hich are sold at the rate of some 2,
150,1)00 per ton.
Nt'Vf Sivlll lllll Iblil'.'C.
"One would think that nil of tho
swindling dodges had been tried, "said
Arthur li. Weed of Peoria, III, nt
the Cochran, "iiut I ran across a new
one 111 Pittsburg. In one of the first
clash restiiiirant i I sat nt tho table
with 11 miu who was filling a full
course dinner. Ho was a very gentle
manly follow mid a chai miiig conver
sationalist. 1 don't know- when I
hav ) ciij iyed a meitl as 1 did the
very modest lunch ut the restaurant.
Hefore I was through ho courteously
bait! 111 1' good day am! lelt.
"When 1 pieko I up my check to
Inpiidato accounts, 1 found 1 had a
bill of .$."), 7o, when 1 expected one ol
2o cents. After a gn at ileal of trou
ble I succeeded in e nvineing the
rest 11. 1 a 1. keeper that 1 was not re-
' Npousllile lor Hie oiner mans oiiiiier
! or tho 1 x diauge of clu cks. Tho uivt
I day a friend of iiiiuo had a bko ex
perience in another cafe, nud I knew
by his description that the saiiio man
had worked the change of checks."
W ashington Shir.
Windsor ilslle's 4btbl Plate.
The Loudon HI. .lames' tta.etto says
that the gold plate of Win Isor Cas
tle consists of about 10,0111) pieces.
It is kept in the gold pantry, which is
an iron room situated on tho ground
lloor under tuo royal up irtiiieuts.
Theclcrk of tho pantry gives it out
in iron bi.Xi s nud receives a receipt
for it. It is carried by special train,
under escort of a guard of soldiers,
nud di livered to the butler (if Buck
ingham Palm' . II) gives a receipt
for it, and is responsible for it w hile it
remains nt the palace. The sumo
formalities are observed iu taking it
back, nuil nil persons concerned are
glad w hen it is once more restored to
the safekeeping of the gold pantry.
The total value of the plate iu thi
department is nearly .t'2,0tH,OOlt. A
great deal of it dates from the reign
of (ieorgi) IV, but 111110114 tho antitpii
ties are some piece's which were taken
from the Armada.
Live I.'zards iu (he Hock.
Live lizards were fonu I iu tho
rock of the Lux Ar Talbott limestone
quarries north of Anderson, I ml.
While tho men were cutting nut the
solid rock they hit a series of pockets.
Iu each ouo of these was found a live
liz ird. They were t tken out, but
died a few minutes after being ex
posed to tho air. They were of a pe
culiar copper color. Although thcio
were places for eyes, there were uo
orbs. Zoologists state, uud it is uu
evident fact, that the li.ards wcro liv
ing thousands mid thousands of years
ago, uud that they were entombed
w hen the rocks were foimed. There
were uo air passages into their strange
lioines, uud uo way in which they
could get any nourishm 'lit. One or
two were taken out of the L ix A Tal
bot tpiarries recently. C'hicugo
Tlio Mystery of the Pearl.
Tho usual source of pearls found
within the oyster appears to bo the
intrusion of some small foreign body
which sets up an irritation of cuticle.
The only means of defeuso open to
tho mollusk is to deposit a layer ol
uacrc around the ii ritat mg particlc.nud
thus cut it oil' from tho soft, tcudel
skiu. A gram of sand or a small
crustacean may slip iu between tho
lips.nnd setting up irritation, provoke
the cuticle to deposit around it 11
series of thin films of uaeic- These
are added to from tinu to time, tho
little nucleus is completely encysted,
nud a pearl is tho result. L idios
A MGGUX. j
Largest Cannon in the World for j
New York Harbor.
Will Be Fifty Feet Long and Will
Take Three Years to Make.
In u few years the United Htutcs
wi.l own 0110 of tho biggest guns 111
the world. It is to bo sixteen lucbes
iu diameter on the inside and will
ihoot a projectilo larger than the body
of a good sized mini and weighing
over 1,500 pounds.
At tho War Department in Wash
ington bids were recently opened for
furnishing tho mount and the sttel
forgings neceKsary b fore the gun it
self can be built. Some idea of the
size of this gun can bo gained when
it is known that it will take three
years of stea ly work to inako it. It
will cost a small foi 1 1 ue, mid wiil con
sume 8 )0 pounds of poivd -r at 11 sin
The building of this monster gun is
largely nu experiment. Ever miioc
IHSlitho board which hns charge of
fortilientions nud coast defenses has
urged Congress to set aside enough
money for building 11 sixteeu-iiich gnu.
Several f. reigu countries have mch
i;tins both for use iu coast defenses
nud aboard vessels of war. Though
there hasheeii 110 opportunity to tent
them iu iiclive warfare, it is claimed
that notwithstanding their enormous
M.n and tho force of their recoil when
discharged, the result of their work
will fully warrant tlnur cost and the
necessary danger connected with their
use. A sixteen-iiieh gun when ilis
cliHiged, is not only dangerous at the
inu..lo but at tin; breech, for tho re
coil, if not properly provided for,
might sink the slop, gun uud all.
The United States government does
not intend to use this big gnu aboard
fdlip, but it will bo phu;ed 011 out.' of
the fortilientions in New York harbor.
General Flagler, the chief of ordi
nance of the uniiy, says that one Well
directed shot from tho sixtccn-inch
gun would destroy or stop any vei-sel
known ut the present tune. He says
one such gun iu New York baibur
would do more good iu ctseof war
than a dozen gnus of twelve or thir
teen melius in six..', the lnr ;i'sl now in
use by this government on laud or
sea. The more Conservative olliecrs
of the War llepartmeut have recom
mended ui.lil recently the building of
more twelve-inch guns.biit it has been
ilciuoiislrutcd within the last year that
a twelve-inch projectilo will not pene
trate the armor now used 011 war
ships unless the shot is esp-'dully fa
vorable. The iiruuient for the 12-iueli gun
has been that if one shot at a hostile
war ship did not do the work more
shots would, mid that the largest ves
sel iu the world could not stand a
dozen shots from a 12 inch gnu. (ieu
eral Flagler meets this argument by
saying that while the 12-inoh gnus of
the United States were pounding aw ay
nt a foreign ship the guns on board
the vessel would not bo idle, nud he
thinks it wise, therefore, to have a
gun big euough to do tho work quick
l.v. The big gun will weigh about
seventy-live tons uud will be nbout
fifty feet long in tho clear, the inside
bore or biuret being about forty feet
in length. Two miles will be a short
ilistimco for its projectiles to reach,
uud even at that distance they will be
ikippiug along nt a spctd of 2,000 feet
every second. Tho destruction that
would be wrought by l,,"i00 pounds of
hardened btoet, shaped like 11 Miuie
bull, goiug nt the highest speed, can
scarcely be imagined.
Kxpi'iim mi! Willi a Til tiu meter.
A discussion arose recently between
two gentlemen who at one time or an
other had learned and forgotten more
ol' less nbout uaturul philosophy.
The question at issue was whether the
action of a fan iu motion cooled 11
person by lowering tho temperature
of tho uir in his yioimty. It wit
maiii'nine I on one sido that such was
tho cus", and on tho other that the
ntiiiisiihero remained unchanged.
To settle the point, aftera sum hud been
put up by erich party, a thermometer
was placed directly in front of 11
revolvim electric f iu, where the full
blast of uir could striko it. After it
had remained there ten iniuutcH it "as
ton n l that the temperature recorded
by tho instrument had not changed a
fraction of a decree. Washington
" Search UcwanUd.
"Little Johnnie opened his drum
yesterday to rind where the noise came
"Did he find out?"
"Yes; when Ins father caino home
the noun cuiuo from little Johnnie."
Savannah' Bound Tiiwi'.
''Visitors to Savannah," said Henry
H. (islloway.of that city,, ut the Kig:js
Hons.', ricntly, ''exhibit grout inter-
; est in a small, round tower that is
1 easily disci ruilile when approaching
1 the city from the sen. It is of stoue,
: inoss-grow 11 un 1 ivv-c iveied. The
residents oft he neighborhood are fond
i of telling thrilling stories of the part
' tin.' fort plated iu Spuuish uud Iutbuii
I warfare, slid thy say that it was built
nb nit the time St. Augustine wio
"The truth of the mutter is tlmt
; the tower was erected by the United
, Slates (iovcriimeiit during the war o:
1 1 S 1 2. it saw iiiuii' little service dur
j ing the "late unpleasantness," but d o
! not figure iu any great action. The
tower occupies a jiromiu ut jiositiot
una promontory. At present it i
: used rs a repoitm;; nud signal station,
and frequently iu the suiuni 'i' sen-on
i parties 01 bathers and fishermen make
I it their In'u. Iq i irt is when o-i i'S; d:
tioiis from T bee mi l other seasholt
resorts." Washington Times.
Caro nf the Iir.s.
N"i vi r drop any hirig into the rii
uutii it has been previously warmed.
Never attempt to npjil.v a poultic
: to the inside of the final of the u",
Ni v. r w.'t tlnr inur if you have any
' tendency to deafness; wiur an oiled
: silk cap when bathing and refraii
! from tliviug.
j Never serate'i tie; ears with any
thing lint the ling r if they itch.
; io not use the bead of a pin, hail
' pill, pencil lips of anything of thai
I Never put milk, fat or nuy niu
' siibstuncn into tin) car lor the roliel
j of pain, lor they soon b c ime rancid
I and tend to I'M'ito ml! limitation.
Simple warm water will answer tin.
purpose better than anything rise.
Never be ulaiined if 11 living iuseci
enters I he car. Pouring warm walei
into the canal wi I drown it, when it
will generally come In tliesiirfuno ami
can easily bo 11 111. nod w.lh the lim
ger-i. A lew pull's of tobacco Mno'.i
blown into the ear wiil stupefy Hit
Whale la ai 1 1) I! '('.line ln-ani'.
A ease iiupl'i c deul' d In tho iiiiuab
of morbid 1 syclndogv has just beet
brought to iiilit iu Vii iiioi. A w holt
family, consisting ol four p.-roiis, Inn
bee. nun simultaneously insane. Tin
unfortunate victims are Alexander So
brallsliy, aged tbi.alid his three daugh
ters, nged 18, 22 und 21 respectively.
They me all sulVi-riiig fioni tir.isseii
wall ti (uitigulouiauia or great drill
sinus). The malady first manifest' c
itself when the Snbiausky Iu in 1 ix
found t hat the house III which tin y
live, and which they thought .n
their own properly, belonged to souu
one else. They tried to t j ct the othei
inmates and made all sorts of absiii il
nrrniigeineiits. Tho poor girls wort
only detaitit) I a tier a ii -ice struggle,
iu which they dcfcndi d themselvei
w ith hatchets. It appears that asm'
of Soluaiisliv, aged 2ti,was seized will
11 hi 111 i In r muni 1 a w ar ago, and if
still insane. London Chronicle.
A Cut That Nurses Kahhils.
Mrs. Sophie Zi iitgr if of Westmin
ster, Md, , hns u cat that is biiekluij:
hiilf-n-di'.en young rabbits. the c.i'
hud six kittens, live of which were
taken from her, und Willie Babylon
found tho rabbits before their evil
were opened, and gave them to the de
spoiled feline. The animal at onet
adopted them and has been caring for
them for leu days. Sac treats them
in nil respects us her own young.
They are kept iu a box, from wind
the e it takes t hem at intervals and nl
lows them to p'ny nbout tho yard for t
time, and then puts them back iu tin
box. She displays tlu gre itct ma
ternal solicitude for them, and if any
teing men. ic 's them, exhibits signs m
distress or auger. She carries then
nbout iu her iuo::th. IJ t'.tiiuorc Am
Strength of a Miau's Minu.
The first surg:c 1! case that I had in
the Slate of Arkausas una setting an
alio that had been fractured by a blow
from 11 swan's win.;. The uccnb nt 00
curred on Swan Like, near Shawnee
Village P. nutation, in Mississipp'
County, iu lilt winter of 1870. Tin
patient, a limit, r Ir.'in the Memphii
market, wi.s lin-tninting" at ninht,
and a bund of swans II tv ut the light.
The mall was iu 11 little pirojiie uu.'
instinctively threw disarms up lo pro
tect his head. The left arm was struck
by the wing of one of the birds in t'
sustained 11 compound fractuicof tin
fore. inn, both tunes b. ing broken.
Forest und Si rciru.
The Volunteer lh.'atitrv of L igi in I,
numbering about 173,0J, ire soon to
lie supplied with a new liile the
101: j 11 v. ihm slwh:.
TO W.EAi'U A KTIiAW H AT.
Fust, scrub it will iu warm water,
softened with 11 tablespoon of boruX
to 11 puilful ol water. Use 11 clean
brush, und if the hut is very much
soiled use a little soap. Then sponge
the hat nil over with a weak solution
of borax, using a te -pnoiiful to a
businfulof water. IJUach in the sun
for two or three days, sponging the
hut frequently with the botax water.
If the hat is very yellow, a little b inou
juice or diluted oxnlie ucid, is good lo
sponge with while blenching.
DIIY SOME FHUTS,
When fresh fruit is coming freely
into the market, the thoughtful house
keeper begins to make her prepara
tions for tho next winter nud spring.
Much fruit is and should be canned,
but where v.-) have to cons:d;r tin?
question of expense ( tud thoroare
few w ho do not) it is well to prepai .?
some by drying. Apple's nvrt I and
sou r, blackberries, raspberries, pcndifs,
pears, apricots, corn nud beans can be
easily pn ptirnl nud kept for nu in
definite 1. iigtu of time. S veet apples
can bo pared, quartered, lining on
Mroiig twine and hiin ? back and forth
on fruun s made for the purpose. It
bikes several days, sometimes a week,
for tin se to become d y. They
are iLlieioiis iu the winter, snake 1
ovi r night after w ishing, uu I Ih iu
placed in a beau pot with us much
of tho water as is needed lo till the
pot, und sugar iu the proportion of
1-2 pint to inch quart. It needs to
bake hlo'.ly two nr three hours. Sour
apples urn pilled, Corel, sliced 111
thinly us possible und spread on clean
boards in the sun. Whon perfectly
dry they should be healed iu tho
oven; all tilled fruit needs to bo
finished in the own. Pears, apricots
uud peaches a rii halved or quartered
and then dried in the same way. Hlue
beiries uud raspberries uro simply
spread oil clean boards or
cloths nud tinned frequently.
Tiny nro often used when
enroll, rai-uiia or currants could iml
be all'orded. Col li should bo dried in
tho oven when full of unlit, removing
the kernel carefully from the cob,
Iteaiis, when ready for boiling may bo
spread on the attic iloor in their pod-,
uud allowed to remain until dry, being
stirred occasionally. All of these
keep better if stored ill strong paper
or cloth bags so that no insects can
reach them. Whe.i Using them re
mouther that they need to be soaked
iu water over nihl, uud usually nro
better for being c Hiked iu this same
water. New I'.nglaud Homestead.
linked Potatoes Choose line large
potatoes and wash clean. It alio forty
live minutes iu hot oven. When done
prick kins with a fork and potatoes
will be dry and ll iky when served.
Spiced Currants Stem ofT live
pounds of currants; add four pounds
of granulated sugar, a pint of white
vinegar, four heaped tablespoons of
ground cloves and four nf ground
cinnamon. Boil three lull hours ut
the side of the range. It is a nice
cotidinieiit for venisou, lamb, or any
Spiced Apples Put into the pre
serving kettle five jouuds of sweet
apples, peeled, c red and cut into
sinuil slice, three pounds of brown
sugar, two ounces eaeli of gr.nin I cin
namon and cloves and 11 pint of good
viuegar. Boil nil together for throe
hours. This spic-'d preserve keeps
well, is inexpensive, nud so within the
reach i f all, and will bo found very
good for evciy day use.
Lamb 1 1 -is.il Chop line cold cooked
lamb to m ike one large cupful. Put
11 t ablespoonfui of bitter an I one of
llour iu a siiiici p m ; melt w ithout fry
ing; and ad I a small half-pint of
milk ; stir until bnilin;;; a id a salt
spoonful of salt, a good pinch of cay
enne, half a tca-p 1 "iiful of onion
juice; then stir in the lamb; mil a
p iich of mi 111 'g, Mil spread on
tt.u-.ted bread, cut round with the
biscuit cutter; place a poached egg uu
each round of toast and serve.
Brea.le-l 11l Two pounds veal
cutlet, one cup dried bread or cracker
crumbs, one egg beaten light on a
plate, v. 'tit veal iu pieces suitable for
serving or use cutlet whole us pre
ferred. Season with salt and pepper.
Dip in eg ; and then in crumbs nu
both snles and fry in a fryiugpan in
hot drippings or lard. Cook slowly
for half an hour, covered the first
fifteen minutes. Make gravy with
three-quarters pint of miik poured 111
pan afu-r veul is tikeu out. Thicken
with tub'espnou tlour made smooth iu
a little milk, boil well, season with
bait and peppor and pour over veal.
fcrii.jr Iroin the eruguy liunnl "f btfeU and
'J Lull Willi wiiel, briug.
K. t 11 f .rest oitors from that reulm of thin",
I poll lliv w iut; !
tl win.!. 11 mighty. iLtlanelioly wiuO,
Jil.iw through tee, blow !
'J'li 11 Mowi-t forgotten things into my uilud
rr. iii l.iug UK".
Mamma - Tommy, have you been iu
niiother light? Tommy No'm ; just
ha 1 the second round today.
lb Would you marry me if I
were poor. Sin No; I wouldn't
marry 11 man unless 1 loved him.
Sin If I don't accept you thin
time you won't get discouraged, will
you? II. Oh, no! There are others.
"How Miss Fashion does sail
nb 01,!" '-She can't help it. She has
g. t six yards of canvas iu that 1J0V
Mrs. Diizz-'y I you keep a sci
vnut f.'iii? Mr-.. Doohey No.thoiigh
goo hi"ss knows wo hire them often
Crusty- (iracimi-! Your linen ni
tho dirtiest I ever saw. How long tb
vol wear a shirt. Wigwag Not quite
to in v 1. in o-.
i'l-dek I never hear you lallc
nb. ml. 3 our aut'estors. Kecdick
Weil, tiny never l::lkod about mo
that I know of."
He - Oil, yes, when I was in Lon
don I was eiithu-i istieally riOeivcd ill
court cireii s. Slio ( -i"'ply ) What
was the charge ngitiust you?
"What makes ynii women ki-.s when
you moot?" "'t is a sort of apology
in u iv. me for w hat wo mean to say
nb nit inch other 11 1' I -r wo part."
Wile --Wliat it happy looking couple
t hose 1 w o ufe I I wonder how long
t hey hav..' been in ii i i. d. Husband
(.', I gile.s they're only engaged.
.1 1I1 11 tiy -Tommy llrown's mother
m ikes him go to Sunday school every
Sunday. .Minima -Why do yotl say
she in ik- s him go? Johnny I! ciiiiho
1 1 01. kei per I 11 dice you hnvo
"Like Meniphn 1101 jog Ice" on your
wagon. I! iy Yi.s'ni; that's what dad
named t hi' frog po'id 111 the holler
win re we go! it.
"I have lu re a pardon for you from
the governor," said the sln t ill' to tho
cold blooded murderer. "Ah,1' replied
the latter. "No nnose is good news, us
the pl ovel b S'i s. "
A 1 cliitcct -- Have you any sugges
tion for the sluly, Mr. Vcryrieh?
Vt-rvrich O.ily that il must be brow 11.
Ci.eul thinkers, I 1111. lerstand, arc geii
eia ly found in a brown study.
Louise llirrv, I hate lo ask yotl,
but tell 1111', do yon snore 111 your
sleep? Harry Sound 1 ui.s, darling;
you know 1111 nclive business mint
doesn't get time to siioro r, lieu lie's
Ti:e goMluess was giving lit til)
Touiiny a grammar lesson the other
day. "An abstract 11 uin," she said,
"is tue miuie of soiuel h '.ng which you
can think of, but not touch. Can you
g.ve in., an example?'' "A red-hot
.V Bicycle Dcliotra Suirtresleil.
Would it not be well, suggests
a w lieeluiaii, t ' oivatii.e a bicycle
orcln s:i a ; not it brass band affair,
but uiii-ie produced by the boils.
The tinkling of the bells of a party
of eye't rs is a merry Mi'.iud, but why
not have them ring chimes and play
simple tune? Light or more persons
in a c ub mi ;!tt have the bells on
their machines arrange I s. us to
fo: ill 11 scale, each b'll being 1 11 tied
to the correct note. Il dimld uot
be difficult to do this. Then with 11
little practice 11 pleasing ill'ect might
be pioduced by the players. Wash
"!'tii:!.iinl (irt'.tt black Cormorant."
The common "gr. at black cormor
nut " of l'."g!aiid is the only b:rd, ex
cept hawks an I la'e wi.idi has
bi , 11 trained to a-si-d lm. in the cap
ture of living prey, to which ho is)
especially adapted by sense, memory
uud nlTectnoi. T'ic male bird is a
yard Ions, very strong uud heavy,
rather quaint t ban beaut 1 1 ui, whether
living or diving or sitting 011 tho
l ocks. The fns 1 cot inoraut hardly
did. is from thu.e wii ch are now
lisl iti; from the rocks in which their
pc: ti ilied ituee-tors are imbedded.
The Nolile lb I M ill V wheel.
A luitliur 1 in lu al ion " the progress
of en iliutiou e lit 01 the 1 11 dm us of the
lur W.-st, was luiuislied recently by
"L.iib B. ue:. It ur," who is a chiel
111 the N". P. re.- ti-.b' o! Oregon. Ho
was no mix. oils lo net a bicye e th. t he
tin led thirtv loo ses f.ir nne n.J coll-
tidcicd that he hud luaoy a baruaiu. H