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AFfER TIIE MUD MARCH
AN INCIDENT OF
CAMP LIFE SPOILS
How One Regiment Got the Lani(h on m
Company of Yankees Jrnejnicn Feust
d on Hoaat Hug It VYaia Then 8ervd
to Vermonters as Head Cheese.
Every old noldier of the Army of the
Potomac remembers Burnside's mini
march. It begun on Jan. 22, 18C3. This
wa forty days after his defeat at Fred
ericksburg. In an effort to retrieve it
he followed the example of Charles XII
and opened a winter campaign. He
tried to strike the Rappahannock some
miles above Fredericksburg, cross the
river on pontoons and reach Lee's rear
It began to rain on the evening of the
82d, and it rained incessantly for three
days. The iontoons never reached the
river. They were fituck in seas of mud
Nearly every man in the army was wet
to the waist for days in efforts to dray
them to dFy ground.
The Confederates on the other side of
the Rappahannock quickly divined the
situation. They stuck np immense pla
cards on the bank of the river bearinj
euch inscription as "Burnside's Army
Stuck in the Mud," "Burnside id not M
Clellan, and other pat Hayings. When
the sun begtn to shine and the pontoons
were dragged from the sloughs thearmv
went back to its old camp.
Everybody was disheartened. The pen
insula veterans, who were stanch Me
Clellan men, shook their heads mourn
fully, saying, "I told yon how it would
be." The discontent rose to such apiic h
that there was a spirit, of mutiny in sum.
of the regiments. Hundreds of descr
tiona occurred every day and the armv
had no confidence in its commander tin
til Joe Hooker succeeded Burnside.
1 was a sergeant in Company C of the
Twenty-sixth New Jersey volunteers at
thia time. The New Jersey regiment
was part of the Second brigade. This
brigade had won a brilliant reputation
on the Peninsula and at Antietam. It
wai known in the Army of the Potomao
aa the Vermont brigade It was com
posed, with the exception of the Jersey
regiment, of Vermont troops.
They were tall, ungainly Yankees
Iney arawlea their words, ana gave
them a peculiar nasal twang. Their feet
were so big that the Johnnies compared
them to old-fashioned griddles.
A Mississippian once told me they were
so big that whenever he killed a Ver
mont Yankee he had to go up and shove
him over before he would tumble.
I saw some captured North Carolinians
sent in from the front at the first battle
of Fredericksburg. In stature, gait and
accent they resembled the Vermonters.
1 believe that if they had worn the Fed
eral uniform the Vermonters themselves
would have taken them for brothers.
We went into camp after the mud
march near White Oak church. About
two weeks afterward Bill Young, a big
Scotchman in our regiment, confiscated
a sheep owned by some farmer in the
vicinity. He had found a little copse in
an out of the way nook, where he butch
ered the the sheep, hung the carcass to
the limb of a tree by its hind legs and
dressed it. He had hardly finished the
"work when he was frightened by a file of
men who were approaching the spot
After hastily concealing the carcass he
sneaked back to camp.
Two hours later he returned to the
copse. The mutton seemed to be all
right. It did not appear to have been
disturbed. He avoided collision wit I:
the camp guard, and managed to get it
to hia shelter tent after dark. Then he
cut it up and distributed it among his.
friends in the ranks and the commis
DOG INSTEAD OF MUTTON.
Twenty-four hours afterward a Ver
mont regiment, then commanded by
Louis A. Grant, now assistant secretary
of war (and by the way, Redfield Proctoi
was a captain in the same regiment),
passed through our camp on picket de
tail. As they Btruck company C's street,
through which they marched down the
hill, they all began to bark like dogs
The J erseymen rushed from their u.:
and wondered what the barking meant
The Vermonters kept up the canine dem
onstration for half a mile, yelling with
Commissioned officers who had par
taken of the mutton were the first to
6olve the riddle. Some of the cold meat
was left. After the Vermont demonstra
rion it uiu not taste line mutton, it was
a little rank, one said, and tasted more
like coon meat that hadn't been par
boiled. Many who had received the gift
were sick at the stomach.
It turned out that some bright Ver
monter had seen Young at work on the
sheep. He rang in his comrades and
frightened the Scotchman back to camp
Then they stole the carcass, and put tii
its place the dressed body of an old New
foundland dog that had been following
i Wisconsin brigade.
(1 When the Vermonters returned from
picket duty and began to cross our camp
the barking was resumed. This time the
J erseymen were ready for them. From
700 throats came the cry: "Head cheese
head cheese, yon Yankees!"
This cry gave a pallor to the Vermont
faces. Their stomachs were turned
While they were on picket duty some
Germans in the Jersey regiment had
gathered all of the cold roast dog in
camp, turned it into head cheese, and
peddled it on the Vermont picket reserve
Head cheese was a delicacy rarely seen
in the army. It had gone like hot cakes.
Everybody bought it. Possibly even Sec
retary Proctor and General Louis A
Grant got their share of it. At all events
there was no more barking and no more
buying of head cheese on the picket line
Amos J. Cummings in New York Sun
A Well Known Garment.
Landlady Oh, Mr. Spendem, a small
thief came-in and stole your overcoat.
Mr. Spendem (gayly) No matter, no
matter; I'll soon get it back. He'll doubt
less attempt to pawn it and every pawn
broker in town knows my overcoat.
Prepare to Surreudf our Necktiw.
The young man of th eriod must nt
be surprised if, when he is off on his va
ration and sitting on the hotel piazz.
with his best summer girl, she shouiw
suddenly inform him that the necktie he
has on in "very pretty and quite the
thing for my rug. Just give it to me
when you urn done with it, please." Ui
course he meekly hands it over without
so much as asking why, but the reu.
is soon given and the astonished m:b
finds that she is saying the same thin,,
to all the other fellows. She must uetel
quite a collection.
But what this girl does with them i.
this: She cuts them into strips about an
inch wide and sewn them together, form
ing long strips of varied colors. This i
pleasant work for a summer afternoo;
and the maiden makes a pretty pic t.:
seated with a large box overflowing wit!
daintily colored silks, and while she chat
ters away and easily sews them together
her attendant cavalier winds the Ion
strips into good sized halls, ota verv
different picture from that her grand
mother made while being assisted to
wind a skein of worsted. At the end of
the season there will be several lar;
balls and then these are sent to be woven
into a soft pretty rug that will grace th
hardwood lioor of our maiden's room.
New York Sun.
The Fast of Ramadan.
Ramadan, the Mussulman's terribl
month of daily fasting, is like the China
man's New Year, governed by the moon
This year, precisely at the moment th'
new moon became visible on the morn
ing of April 8, Ramadan began and cou
tinned throughout the lunar month
The origin of this long fast seems shroud
ed in mystery, as it is said to have been ob
served by the fire worshipers long before
before the the timeot Mahomet Ali, who
thought the command to all true believ
ers to fast for eleven months in the ye;1:
was too much to require of mortal flesh
Through the angel Gabriel he therefore
besought the Orreat spirit to reduce the
time one-half. Finding this still a
heavy trial, he again interceded and got
the time fixed at one lunar month, where
it still remains. During this awful
month nothing in the way of food passes
the true Mohammedan's mouth between
dawn ana sunset, in the morning, as
soon aa a white thread can be distin
guished from a black one, the fast be
gins. St. Louis Republic
Talk about a ninety dollar gown as a
wonder on graduation day in the city!
What will you think when you are told
that a lady up in Oxford county protects
her house plants while out of doors from
frosts with a $300 coat? Early in the
month, during the frosty nights, a
woman residing in a beautiful village in
Oxford county took her husband's old
coats to cover up her plants. Several
days later he inquired for his coat, and
when told the purpose for which it had
been used and that probably it was left
in the flower garden, said he guessed it
had better be brought in, as there was a
$300 roll of bills in the inside pocket,
which he had carried there for some
time. Lewiston Journal.
Cold Though named.
Calvin Meek, a colored man, who was
stealing a ride in the first coach of the
passenger train, was found over the
engine of that train. When the freight
engine mowed its way under the coach
Meek was thrown up and came down
upon the steam drum, to which he was
pinned by a mass of wreckage, which
was removed after the greatest difficulty.
While his injuries were being dressed
Meek implored those around him to do
something for the intense cold that he
felt from his burns, and he begged them
not to let him freeze. He asked for a
blanket, and kept calling out that he was
freezing to death. New Orleans Times
Democrat. An Industrious Turkey.
Henry Curtright, of this township, has
the best paying turkey hen in this
county. Early in the spring 6he began
laying, and after she had laid the usual
number of eggs went to sitting. She
was broken from sitting and soon laid
another sitting, and this time was per
mitted to sit and hatched out a brood of
young turkeys. During the entire time
she was sitting she laid an egg regularlv
every other day, and since she has been
out with her young she has still laid
every other day. This information was
given us by Mr. Curtright, and he is a
truthf ul man. Paris (Mo. ) Appeal.
Appreciate a Courtesy.
In a recent issue the Japan Gazette
says: "We desire to express on behalf of
all British residents our recognition of
the kindly courtesy displayed by the
United States man-of-war in harbor in
firing a salute of twenty-one guns in
honor of her majesty the queen's birth
day when there was no English man-of
war here to do so."
Franklyn W. Lee, author of "A Shred
of Lace," is a well known newspaper
man of St. Paul, and a descendant of
Chancellor Kent. Although but twenty-seven
years old he has edited two
papers, written a novel and published a
volume of verse, both of which have en
joyed wide popularity. He will bring
out another story in September.
The average number of men employed
by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific
company last year was 11,373 against
11,431 in the preceling year, while the
average monthly pay roll was $395.2sK,
as compared with $.570,014 in the year
before the monthly wages showing an
increase from an average of SO to
The prize fish liar of 1691 is a Dexter
man who says the mosquitoes were so
thick and so fierce that they ate all the
worms off his hook before he could drop
it into the water.
A tornado at Trenton, Ga., carried off
the roof of a house, leaving a sick man
in his bed unharmed but shelterless.
His neighbors at once built a temporary
shelter over him.
TACT IS f HE THING.
flow a New Torfc Hoy Out m I.-. 1 1 ' . -When
Times Were lilfrVrent from t77.I..
Tact is one of the first qualification -a
business man, and the following lu
incident in the history of one of tne i:
successful merchants shows a dev.;..
ment of this trait early in hia bu&ine.-
Coming to New York from the con -try,
without friends and with very litt
money, he found his way to "low i
Wall 6treet." and walking into the store
of W. &c Co., passed back into the com.:
ing room and waited modestly and
tiently till he should divert the attention
of Mr. VV . who was at the moiue.it
busily enifawed with some friend At
last the frank, open face of the boy .:
tracted his notice, and he addressed hi
"What can I do for you, sonny?"
"1 want a place, sir."
"Well, what can you do?"
The boy answered eagerly:
"Most anything, sir."
Mr. W , partly for a joke and part
ly to nJ himself of the almost too con-i
dent boy, said:
"Ah, ah! Well, just go out and bor
row me a couple of thousand dollars."
The lad placed his hat on his head
walked out of the store, then passed
biowiv down r ront street tin ne came t j
another lar;re store in the same line f
business, our friends of the past, Messn
S. C. & C, then, with a bold but honest
look, he walked up to the head of th
house and said:
"Mr. W . of W. 6c Co., sent me
down to borrow $2,000."
"He did, my sou? How is business up
at your place?"
The boy, having seen the appearance
of large shipments, answered quickly
"Very good, sir."
"1 wo thousand dollars did you sav
Will that be enough?"
"Well. $2,000 is all he told me, but .1
you have plenty 1 think he would like : i
if you sent him $3,000."
"Just give this boy a check for $3,000
for W. & Co.." remarked Mr. S to
The boy took the check and with it re
turned to Mr. W . waimn2 bacK into
the office with an air of successful pride,
"Here it is, sir."
Mr. W , taking one look at the
check and then at the boy, said:
"Young man, come in here; you are
just the one I have been looking for."
And giving him a desk he set him to
work. New York Recorder.
While strolling m the neids near a
small hamlet not thirty miles from
Rochester I came across an antiquated
graveyard overgrown with ivy and
mosses, the stones of which bore dates
between 1708 and 1820. I scraped the
mold from a few of the stones and
brought to light these inscriptions. Thi.
one is modest:
My boddy to the grave i give.
My soul to God I hope Is fled:
When this my children
You do see. remember me.
This, on a child's grave, is not without
This lovoly bnd so yonng and fare,
Cald hence by erly doome.
Just caught to show how sweet a flower in
Paradise would bloom.
This one also preserves the phonetic
Youth like a morning flour.
Cut down and withered in an hour.
Notice the unexpected word division
To worlds of sperita I am gone.
And left my friends beh
ind to mourn.
My body laas here in the dust.
My soul is stationed wi
th the blest.
Hark, my gay friends, to you my voloe has been.
Refrain from folly and forsake your em;
Still from the dead I fain would send my cries.
Trust in the Saviour, don't His grace despise.
This one is as good as any I have seen:
A thousand ways cut short our days.
None are exempt from death,
A honeybee by stinging me.
Did stop my mortal breath.
A WhlpholstJng Dram.
A novel machine called a whiphoisring
drum has been invented in Rhode Island
for unloading lumber and other freig'r.t
from vessels, and is found to be a gre.a
improvement on ordinary methods iu
the saving of time and labor. The ma
chine has three drums which operate two
derricks and a central line which runs to
the hold of the vessel: the power is fur
nished by an electric motor of ten horre
power, the capacity of the motor beinu
500 volts and making 1,600 revolutions
to the minute.
A belt connects the mjtor with the
shaft which operates the drums, the
power being transferred to the drums by
what is called a paper friction; each
drum is operated by a lever, and can be
stopped in an instant. The motor is a
self oiling machine, a drop of oil falling
on the bearings every thirty seconds
When the lumber is drawn from the
vessel, a large hook from the wharf der
rick is attached, and the sticks are trans
ferred in the most ready manner to any
part of the yard. New York Sun.
The will of the Earl of Pembroke, of
the English civil war notoriety, does not
portray a mind exactly in the state it
should be when he proceeds to say: "As
regards my other horses, I bequeath
them to my Lord Fairfax, that when
Cromwell and hia council take away his
commission he may still have some
horses to command. Above all, put not
my body beneath the church porch, foi
I am, after all, a man of birth, and
would not that I should be interred there
where Colonel Pride was born." San
A Cold Day.
Gentleman (on railway train; Pardon
me, madam; is this seat beside you en
gaged?" Lady (distantly) I presume I can re
move my satchel and bundles and make
room; but tLe three seats behind me are
Gentleman Yes, madam. Your open J
window is in front of them. New York
Strange Spirit Manifestations.
One of the best authenticated in-
j stances of ghostly visitation is connected
witn Lr. Kerner s so called Stress of Fro
voet. Dr Kerner for many years con
ducted an asylum for the insane at
Weinsburg. in Southern Germany
There came to him for treatment a Mrs.
Hauffe, a lady in delicate health, of j
great nervous irritability, and with a j
mind which was, to say the least, not to !
well balanced. Wherever this afflicted j
woman went, and Br Justinus Kimhit i
is authority, she was pursued by a
variety of strange noises. Chinaware
and glassware, tables and chairs were
mysteriously moved in the presence of
witnesses. A medicine vial rose slow.y
into the air and had to be brought bacK
by one of the bystanders.
On several occasions an easy chair was
lifted up to the ceiling by unseen p
anil then returned slowly to the
On one occasion the trreat skeptic. l)r
Stransz, was one of her visitors, and
during his stay Mrs. Hauffe fell asleep
on her sofa when there immediately
arose long, fearful groanings close by
the doctor's side and in the vicinity of
his amiable but remarkable hostes
The strange suffering woman was the
only one who knew the cause of
these phenomena. She ascribed them
all to a dark spirit who appeared to in r
as a black column of smoke with a hide
ous head, whose unseen approach oj
pressed even the bystanders.
Dr. Kerner relates countless mysteri
ous phenomena which occurred iu tins
patient's bedroom. Ho beheld Mr-i
Hauffe's shoes pulled off by invisible
hands while she was lying almost inai.i
mate in a trance on her bed. one i t
vealed secrets which, upon wntmn to
utterly unknown persons at a great dis
tance, Dr. Kerner proved to be correctly
stated. Philadelphia Press.
Helping the Maids.
During the War of the Revolution,
while the American and British armiis
were contending in Pennsylvania, Gen
eral Washington was in the neighbor
hood of Marietta, Lancaster county
General Lee. with two or three aid. s
de-camp, rode in advance, and stopp;,; -j
at a wayside inn, informed the landlord
that General Washington and his si art
officers would quarter at his house for
This news, of course, caused great con
fusion among the inmates of the estab
lishment. They wanted to do honor t
the beloved commander, and bustled
about to have all things in readiues.i
"Here, you," said the genius who
presided in the kitchen to General Lee,
ignorant of his rank in the army, "just
go out to that woodpile and 6plit i-n
armful for me. I must hurry up t'.i-s
fire, or 1 cannot get a good supper n.r
The officer, enjo3"ing the joke, obedi
ently took np the ax, and soon the chips
were flying in all directions. He was
busily working away when Washington
and his staff rode up to the tavern.
"Why, General Lee," said the com
mander-in-chief, "what in the world are
"Oh," replied Lee, lifting his head.
"I am helping the maids in the kitchen.
General Washington and his officers are
coming here for supper to-night."
Both generals burst into a hearty
laugh, in which their companions joined; J
and even the landlady, who had set the
general at work, enjoyed the joke af'c r
she had recovered somewhat from her
mortification. Youth's Companion.
The Bridegroom Had a Doj License.
People who have lived in cities whe:
marriage licenses are required ofu.:
have great difficulty in understanding
the system in vogue here. They cannot
realize that the services of a minister or
alderman are all that is necessary when
the parties have reached the proper age.
A German whose knowledge of the Eng
lish language is limited wished to get
married not long ago, and being under
the impression that a license was neces
sary he started out to secure one. U?
wandered around the postofSce and th?
various municipal and county buildings
for an hour or two, unable to find the
place where licenses were to be had.
Finally he manag-d to explain to a
policeman that he wanted a license, al
though he was unable to make it clear
what kind of a one he was after. The
officer directed him to the place whew
dog licenses are issued, and the happy
suitor paid his fee and received ti;o
That evening the German and his
blushing affianced went to the house of
a minister to have the Gordian knot ric I
When the bridegroom proudly handed
over his dog license the worthy pastor
could hardly perform the ceremony f r
suppressed laughter. The couple, how
ever, were none the less firmly marri !
because the paper allovred the husb&n-.l
to keep a dog instead of to wed a wife.
New York Tribune.
London as It Was.
Haydn's "Dictionary of Dates" makes
the statement that the old name of the
city of London was written Lynden or
Llyndm, meaning "the city on the lake."
An old tradition gives ns to understand
that London was founded by Brute, a
descendant of xEneas, and called Nw
Troy, or Troynovant, until the time of
Lud, who surrounded the town with
walls and named it Caer-Lud, or Lud's
town. This latter is probably the co:
rect version of the story, if for r
other reason because it is an easy mat
ter to detect a similarity between the ex
pression Lud's town and London. It is
claimed by some writers that there was
a city on the same spot 1,107 years B. C.
and it is known that the Romans found
ed a city there called Londinium A. D
61? St. Louis Republic.
Jack I have come, to believe that
there's a good deal of similarity betwt. a
a car porter and Cupid's arrows.
Nellie Gracionsl How do you make
Jack Well, neither i3 effective unless
tipped with gold" or silver. Pittsburg
FOUR LITTLE GIRLS.
Each Wearing a Toilet In Accordance -with
Juvenile fashions. ,
Thxsf; two dainty little creatures ar
very fast f idly and charmingly clad,
the ono on t lie left wearing a com bin a- i
tion dross of figured white Initiate and"
plain white batiste. The skirt is made
up on a foundation of white silk and is
lined with muslin half way up. The
waist, which passes under the skirt, is
closed with hooks invisible at the back.
There is a double niching, as repre
sented, at the neck and yoke, and the
sleeves are puffed at tho wrist and also
ornamented with ruching. The little
lady on the right is dressed in white
crepe, the skirt lndng made upon a silk
foundation lined with rnuslin. All tho
edge of the material, which is cut on
tho bian, Is trimmed with embroidery
sewed on the wrong side. The corsage
is also trimmed In the same manner,
and there is a bouffant sleeve over an
ordinary one. Tho ceinture must be
made up on stiff material and have a
rosette of ribbon.
Tho left hand figure of the tiny
couple represented in the other illus
tration is dressed in gray linen with a
band of blue embroidery forming a
square yoke, with ribbons on the
shoulders. A band of the embroidery
also serves for a belt The garment is
buttoned at the back. The figure on
the right wears a figured white batiste,
with a band of embroidery at the bot
tom of the skirt surmounted by three
narrow plaits. There is a pointed em
broidered ceinture. The waist is made
of two insertions of embroidery
scalloped on one edge and run with
ribbon on the other. They cross at the
back and are buttoned to the belt. N.
ABOUT IRISH MOSS.
Forms a Most Nutritions and Soothing-
Diet for Invalids.
Among the many useful things which
absolute privation has been the means
of making known to the world is carra
geen, or Irish moss. The virtues of this
seaweed, now so largely trsed as a basis
for mucilaginous drinks and cough
emulsions, were for many years known
only to the very poorest of the poor in
habitants of the Irish sea-coast, who
were driven to its use by the pangs of
Finding that when boiled it produced
a thick, nourishing, and not unpalatable
jelly, they for a long time used it as
food before becoming gradually aware
of its beneficial effects in diseases of the
throat and lungs. After a time this
discovery led to its medicinal use in
other and richer lands.
Boiled with milk, or even with water,
and carefully strained, it forms a most
nutritious and soothing diet for invalids,
especially for those who suffer from
chronic diarrhoea or other complaints
which are attended with great irrita
bility of the mucous membrane lining
stomach and intestines. The jeDy may
be sweetened or flavored in various
ways, fruit juices, either canned or in a
natural state, and coffee or chocolate,
prepared as for the table, being prefer
able to any of the flavoring extracts,
both for taste and healthfulness. For
invalids it is always best to use the
least amount of sugar which will make
it palatable. Harper's Bazar.
The Latest In Pincushions.
The pincushion is no longer the piece
de resistance of the toilet table. From
behemoth size it has gradually dwindled
down to a mere dainty accessory, suf
ficient indeed for all practical purposes,
but no longer forcing itself on the at
tention. Sometimes the cushion is
pendant and hangs on the wall beside
the toilet table. In this case it is in the
shape of a succession of small rolling
pins in graded sizes, made of plush and
separated by ribbons. Then there are
the floral pincushions, sunflowers, roses
or water lilies. Cabbages, beets and
other vegetable designs are carried out
in a realistic spirit, but are hardly in as
good taste. Fanciful cushions of plush
and satin are also made in shape of
banjos, fiddles or flutes, which may
hang on a wall or rest on a toilet table.
N. Y. Tribune.
The "Glove Tree."
The extremely particular woman will
find use for what the clever designer
calls the glove tree- This is a plaster
j cast of the owner's hand, over which
j she stretches her gloves as she removes
j them. Of course it Ls necessary to have
I a pair of the models and several gloves
j may be drawn over them at the same
I time. The virtue of this invention is
j said to be in the fact that gloves so
cared for retain their shape and flexi
, ibility much longer than when they are
rolled into the customary careless wads.
m I mS ' ' W ,
KEEP DABY HEALTHY.
follow llir Advlrn Contained In This A r
tllr and You Mar NtirrfMl.
I'.aby's Me.rid summer is ulway thw
most trj iug. It iseuttiug its teeth, and,
the irritation unbilled with the ln iit
makes life no easy matter for the iMmr
litth thing. It must he carefully!
waU'hetl, and its ailments r'tt ional lyj
treated if it is to lm curried sueovssf ullyj
through this dangerous season.
A baby in the country, with all tho
advantages of fresh nir and good milk,,
is under the best condition, possible b
resist the effects of the beat. Yet t hoi
country, like everything else, has it:
cromittT-balnnciiiir disadvantages, anL
often one of these is the distance from!
a doctor. Beforn leaving town thii
mother should ask her family physician,
for a few powders of epsin and bis
muth, or any simple remedy he may
wish to prescribe for indigestion, with
full directions for its use. She should'
take with her a bottle of limewater audi
another of pancrcat in, or o-ie of tho
other preparations for peptonizing'
milk, so that she ina3T be prepared forf
The purity of milk, even in the best
surroundings, is always open to ques
tion, because it absorbs germs so re:wl-;
ily. That used for food for a b:iby
should be .sterilized t) make it perfectly I
safe. This can be done in the morning1
and eening by putting the milk, fresh'
from the cow, in bottles of a size to1
hold enough for one meal each. I'laeo
theso in a saucepan filled with coldi
water and set it on the stove where iti
will heat gradually. After the. water
boils for a short time, cork the. bottles-
and let them remain in it
for half an
hour. Remove from tin
when the water is cool take
out t he bot-
ties. If no ice is to be had.
in a stone jar containing
wrap the iar in wet flannel.
or put it in
a brook in a sh;idv phwie. When a lot-
tle is opened and all the milk is not
used, throw uvvay the remainder.
If, in spite of care in feeding, the
bowels become disordered, lKil rice un
til very soft, strain the liquid from it
and add the same quantity of sterilized
milk. Sometimes one tablespoonful of
limewater to six of milk will correct
Keep the baby in the open air as
much as possible, but do not have it out
in the evening when this dew is falling.'
If a hammock is slung in tho shade It
will sleep better there during tho day,
covered with a mosquito net, than it
will in a hot room.
Dress it loosely, with a gauze flannel
shirt next the skin, and no tight bands.
Ladies' Home Journal.
I-eaf-Sroll Ix-sld" Which Produces
ry I'retty Kf!cts.
Embroidered initials, though always,
liked, have never been more; popular
than at present. For bed and table)
linen there are many designs shown,
but none of them are as large as those
used for the purpose a few years ago.
Hut if one desires a larger initial for
marking fancy articles with heavy silk,
floss or wool, the model, or any other
letter or design, may be enlarged to any
6ize as follows:
Copv the design on paper, inclose it
in four straight lines (a parallelogram),,
INITIALS FOR EMBJtOIDKKY.
and rule it off with a pencil into small,
even squares; then, in the same propor
tion, draw another parallelogram large
enough to inclose a letter of the desired
size, mark it off into just as many;
squares as the first one; in each square
lightly copy the portion of the letter
inclosed in the corresponding square of
the small parallelgram. Very little
practice is required; one can hardly go
wrong in so small a space. When the'
enlarged copy is drawn in every square
go over the whole letter more heavily
and smoothly with the pencil, and
when parfect go over it aga'41 with pen
and ink, and afterward erase all the
Designs may be decreased in size just
as easily by reversing the operation
just described. American Agriculture
Some That Ar prtfr Than Those
There are a great many excellent
salves which are prepared at home and,
are far better than anything to be
found at the ordinary druggist's, for
chapped hands, sunburn or any simple
roughness of the skin. A lettuce cream
is one of the moit eHIcacious of these.
The healing effects of lettuce are well
commended. Chop enough young
tender lettuce to fill two cr.ps; add it to
a cup of melted mutton tallow. Let.
the lettuce cook in the mutton tallow
for about ten minutes; then strain tho:
cream through a cheesecloth strainer"
into a clean earthen bowL A little
essence of violet may be added for per
fume if you wish.
A camphor ice is one of the best'
preparations for chapped hands. Take
three drachms of camphor Mm, three
drachms of white beeswax, thre5.
drachms cf spermaceti and two ounces
of olive oil. lut them in a cup on the,
Ftove where they will melt slowly andj
form a white ointment. If the hand
are very tevercly chapped, it may b&
necessary to annoint them with this
preparation and put on a pair of soft'
kid gloves. Cut out the palms and the
finger tips of the gloves, however, to.
allow ventilation. The practice ofj
sleeping in gloves to whiten tho hands'
is now said by the best authorities to.
injure the hands, causing them to
wrinkle very soon and take on the!
look of old age before they should, be-i
cavse of the want of ventilation. N.
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