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TllE IMiW HERALD : Vl.A .PrSAHJuTri, rriSHliASKA, MONDAY, DKCEMHKU 3 1SS8.
OLD SPINNING WHEELS.
Q'UR GRANDMOTHERS' METHOD OF
PREPARING WOOL FOR LOOMS.
Mia at laerl)tloa of tho
chin lYltirb flu llwg
to Porta al CoapoNrt
Jnl mm Tlit-y I'umI to II.'
LlttU Old !
Spinning that I.-, homo spinning ha
just as much gone out of fashion in the
New ling lam 1 and eastern 6tate as sul
Ihur matche, and for just the same
reason t hero is no need of cither now
that something better lias taken their
pluuc. Thero aro, however, plenty of
good wives wlio onco on a timo were
Jearnod practitioners in tho domestic
arts of spinning and dyeing, and it is
from tho lijia of one of thefto that I gath
ered tho following information, which I
ttliouM imagine would bo of interest to
your western hi-arcrs:
"Tho irl thing, you boo, Baid this
pool lady, "is to pick tho wool. No,
'taint either," bho said, interrupting her-l-If;
"tho first thing is to wash and shear
the slut p. hut iw that's dono now just as
it always was, 1 don't need tell you any
thing nliout it. When tho wool was
sheared and washed we used to take it
and pull it all apart, getting out all the
tangles and burrs anil dirt that was left.
When it was all picked it had to he
gTeased, and to do thin we put a plate
with lard on it in front of us and a hean
. . . I i i . . i i , , .
i iii- iMii.ni iij i icii sine, we
then ruhlM'd a bit of lard on both palms
took up a Heck of wool and worked it
between our hands until every bit was
grease i. W n-n thero was enough wool
greased the old man or one of tho farm
hands would take it right away to the
"When tho wool came back from the
carders it was in bundles alout two feet
long, and mado up a number of tight
resMed rolls tho si.o of my little linger.
each roll just tho length of the bundle,
'When we want to uso the wool we'd
tako the bundle, give it a shake, pick out
a roll aixi then iM-gin spinning. I don t
know as ever you've seen a wheel, but if
you ni.i t ther s mine in tho setting room,
ami ira;s i can iesL explain iiow wo
worked it ef you'll come in there.
A stout wtuxlcji horse with a sloping
liody formed tho bu.so of the machine.
.At cither end was iiuaTtdJ an upright,
tho one at the higher end stationary and
supporting tho wheel; that at tho lower
inJ movable and holding t!io "heal,"
tho vacant space iK-tween tho two bein
used to hold tho rolls just spoken of. Tho
wheel was Fully four feet in diameter,
of oak. with rounded ipo::es springing
from a solid huh, and joining a lyre
two inches wide, in whjcii was sunk
ri troove to receive tho driving band.
I his a stout com passe! round a
fclian!y grooved larrel in tho "head
of two inches in diameter, and
gavo to it, of course, an exceed
ingly rapid revehtfSoit. which was still
further added to by a vonJ grooved
wheel of four inches in diameter set on
the same axis as tho barrel driven by the
main wheel. I ho band over tho 6ccond
wheel encircled a still smaller one from
which the spindlo sprang. Tho spindle
was of iron, three inches long and with
a half thread at the end; tho bearings
k were of plaited corn husks, and the
whole was attached to a tajering wooden
K-g fitting into a socket drilled into the
second or r.iovablo upright. Iy a wooden
screen at ils lase ihe upright was worked
back to give t lit driving Uind its proper
tension. It will le easily understood, I
4; rust, that a single turn of tlic big wheel
" would set lh.' spindle revolving at such a
rate that it would actually hum, and it
was to I'll humming of such wheels that
the old hc.!ewives of lang syne spun the
thread f rem which stockings, carpets,
coverlets and blanLets wcro afterwards
made by their tireless hands.
"lA-mme we." said my delightful old
informant, "if I can't find a speck of wool
somewhere so as 1 can show you jet how
we worked." Then she-went out on the
search and soon came back with what
she called a "Heck."
"Taint good wool," she said, "but I
guess 'twill do."
.Setting the wheel in motion with a
light touch of her right hand, she held
tho end cf the wool to the spindle with
tho left. It caught at once, and walking
quickly backward and slightly from the
wheel, but always keeping within its
easy reach, a twisted thread 6eeiued to
grow out from between her practiced
linger and thumb, even throughout and
line enough, if not to sew at least todarn
with. When the thread grew long the
spinner rupi.'iy advanced toward the
spindle, carrying her hand near tho
wheel, a nioti.m that instantly wound up
tho thread around it the i.pindle. So
A liurs l'j Tropica! Africa.
Several incidents of recent African ex
ploration call to mind the stories that
wero told of the early travel of whit
men in this country. A white man on
horscltack is a very unusual sjn-ctaclo in
tropical Africa, and the animal Mr.
Hodister rodo a few months ago made
almost us much of a sensation as the
horses that Cortez introduced Into Mex
ico. Ilodistcr's journey w:w a short
one, extending only from Iindana. on
tho coast, to lioma, on tho Congo, but it
through a densely
which little is yet
iuy horse, lie writes, "made a great
sensation. At sight of him all the
women in tho villages at first were pet
rified with astonishment. They stood
motionless, with their eyes fixed on the
st range animal. Coming to themselves
at last, with their hands raised above
their heads, they raised their cry of
IIo, ho, hoi' expressive of boundless as
tonishmeiiL Some of them threw them
selves upon the ground, smiting their
breasts. Could it le, they said, that
such a trreat teast. with a white man
abo-o him. was harmless? Such an ani
mal must certainly eat black icnplu.
"When we convinced them at last that
horse was harmless and that he was a
very useful animal they Ventured nearer.
They had no eyes for anything but tho
horse, as we passed through the vil
lages many of the inhabitants followed
us. the men turned back after a mile
or ho, hut many of the women, who
showed the greatest interest and curi
osity, followed us for three miles. When
my horse trotted they trotted, too. their
eves lixed on the lieasL Unmindful of
where they were stepping they fell into
Uio lurrows in the manioc helds, and
tumble! down in the tali grass. They
kept minting the animals out to the ba
bies that were fastened on their backs.
From some of tho villages deputations
came to me asking me to stop a while in
their towns that they might have time
to admire the prodigy."
A whole menagerie of African curi
osities would not excite so much atten
tion in tho civilized world as this horse
aroused in a art of Africa where tho
zebra never roams and no species of
the horse family is known. New York
CHINA AM) ITS IMiOGIlESS.
INTERESTING DESCRIPTIVE LECTURE
BY GEN. JAMES H. WILSON.
Tho Social uikI Political Statu .f the
lentiul Kmplrc New ll-u from tlio Went
Not Iiec-lvcl with C'oriliulity Autocracy
Severe rialnnciM of Tolstoi'it Home.
On arriving at the house Count Tolstoi
showed me into a little room on the right
hand side of the entrance. "There," said
iie, "you can occupy that sleeping in
the little library among the hooks, and
you can dress in the adjoining room
where I dress." The dressing room wax
also tho sitting room and work room of
flu count, in the recess by the window
lay the shoe-making tool with which ho
used to employ himself; near the door
vas a washstand ami mirror.
"Pcrhaisyou would liketowash now,"
xiid he. oiieiiing the washstand. "You
can wash here. When you are done you
can empty the water out so." and. suit
ing tho action to tho word, the count
stepiHil out on the raised terrace in front
of the house and Hung the dirty water
out into the garden. This was done so
naturally, and with such an evident un
conscious confidence that it was the rigli;
thing thing to do, tliat you could not
feel more than a momentary impres
sion as to the incongruity of the novel
ist, philosopher and nobleman, emptying
his dirty water for the convenience
of his truest. 1 had leen told, moreover.
that the count's simplicity was more
theatrical than real that he fared as a
rnasant and "did" his hair with a silver
comb, and bo forth. I saw nothing of
this. There was certainly no silver plato
or luxurious plcnishimrs in the count s
living rooms, everything was severely
lain and in harmonv with the desire of
its occupant to simnlifv his life. W. T.
Stead in St. Louis Republic.
the operation was related, until in a
very tew minutes the wool was ex
hausted. ,"My l".n;,-rrs ain't quite what they
itr-cd to sai.J tho old lady, but I as
sured he r as was tho fact that I had
never seen any one spin a better thread.
The nldv lady smi'ed and went on:
"When this spindle is full, you see, it
lias to be wound oJf, aud that is dono on
Uk1 red over ycr.der."
The i eel t'::ss iiited out was a simple
arrange :. i ::t of two cross pieces of wood
f.ct so;::; t: maLe four revolving arms,
and fun.Lhed .t every end with a long
"The :- I." said my informant, "is
placed U-t.i.ie the spinning wheel jest
vlider tl:i s;o;.dh here, tho bund is
thrown oil. a:id by turning the reel the
thread is wound oil from tho spendle.
From the reel it was made up into skein
and laid away fcr use. We've still got
the eld 1-joniout in the carriage house
that my mother used to weave on, and I
got so far on with it as to be able to lay
out a blanket. Then the mills were built
at the falls and the loom was laid away.
We still used tho wheel, however, for
fust rate thread
U - V X. . p v
for knitting with, and
it was, too. Cor. San
Th HUrncy Stooe.
A popular tradition attributes to the
blarney stone the iwer of endowing
whoever kisses it with the sweet, persua
sive, wheedling eloquence so perceptible
in tho language of the Cork people, and
which is generally termed blarney. Thisui
- tho true meaning of tho word, and not.
as some writers liave supposed, a faculty
of deviating from veracity with an un
blushing countenance, whenever it may
Tho curious traveler will seek in vain
the real stone, unless he allows himself
to be lowered from the northern angle of
the lofty castle, when he will discover it
about twenty feet froai the top, with the
inscription, "Connao MacCarthy fortifl
mo fierifewit, A. U., 1440." St. Louis
The Port Gray's I'nhappy Life.
Grav's was, in many ways, a melan
choly life. His vitality was low, and
such happiness as he enjoyed was of a
liiguid mml. 1 uvBicaljv and emotion
ally ho was unfit to copo with realities,
and tins though he never felt tho touch
of some of the most crushing evils that
humanity sustains. lie was never oor,
he was never despised, he had many de
voted friends; but on the other hand he
had a wretched and diseased constitution,
he KUiTered from all sorts of prostrating
complaints, from imaginary insolences,
violent antipathies and want of sym
pathy. Fame such as is rarely accorded
to man came to him: ho was accepted as
without doubt the first of living L,ng-
ish xets; and he took no kind of pleas
ure i.i It. lie was horrihed to find him
self a celebrity; he refused to be poet
ltirente; he refused honorary degrees;
when at Cambridge tho young scholars
are said to have left their dinners to see
him ;is he passed in the street: it was a
sincere pain to him. Cooper counter
b. l.-iiced his fits of unutterable melan
choly by his hours of tranquil serenity
over teacups and muffins and warm coal
:iiTs. with the curtains drawn close. I
Johnson enlivened his boding degression
by tyrannizing over an adoring circle.
15m: (J ray's only compensations were his
friends. Any one who knows Cray's
letters to and about his young friend
nmisietteten, knows how close and warm
it is jxmsible for friendship to be. Ar
hur I Benson in Macuiillan's Magazine.
Maj. (ien. James II. Wil.ion delivered
a lecture before thy American Geograph
ical society, in . Chiekeiing ball. New
York city, during tho course of which
In China the family is tho olitieal
unit, ami if one member goes astray the
whole family may become extinct if tho
emperor pleases. Po man can Ie a gov
ernor hi his own province, aud no gov
ernor is allowed to surround himself
with officials who aro his own relatives.
Nepotism is unknown.
The great rivers of China flow east to
the Pacific, and the h), illations gather
in the deltas in towns ami villages. A
peculiarity of the great cities is I hat they
arc surrounded with great brick walls,
with ditches, parapets and Kates. I die
gates are regularly opemnl and closed
every morning, as they were iii; 3'''ars
. Tl. l f i -
"b"- "e new capuai or i-orniosa !;:;:
such a wall, after the manner of t!i
middlo ages. The crystallized labor of
Japan is seen in these great walls of
cities, the great wall of the nation that
separates it from outlying provinces and
the grand canal. They spend every year
Lire sums to keep the grand canal open.
Yet it is inadequately supplied with re
serve stores of water.
He soke of tho civil service system of j
iiuna as a democratic institution, that
gave every man a chance to advance
equal to that of Ins neighliors. There is
no nobility, only the autocracy of sci
ence, the last examination comprised
the eonqtctition of JJO.OOO students of ma
ture age, of whom only thirty succeeded.
The learning relates to Chinese history
and jurisprudence a'ld the philosophy of
Confucius, but has nothing to do with
modern sciences. There is a college in
China presided over by an American.
Dr. W. A. P. Martin, but the govern-"
merit is very slow to a(hnit new ideas. It
only lately liegan to investigate electric
ity. It is not liest for the native China
man to know too much of modern sci
ence. (Sen. Wilson spoke of the successive
destruction of Chinese dynasties as
inseparable from the Chinese sys
tem. As f-ir as it is practicable,
wherever there - is a Chinamen in
o!Hce. there is a Tartar to watch him.
'1 he operation of the censorship is inquis
itorial and offensive. The whole empire
is held in subjection by the army and tho
2ensor. The present emiieror is only 1?
years old. lie is the nephew of the 'late
emiK'ror; for the first time in many
years the direct male iasue failed. For
some years the practical sway was held
by two women, the wife and sister of
the late omiH'ror. But recently one of
them died, and theeiiipress dowager was
lett in practical supremacy.
She is never seen by foreigners. She
is a remarkable woman. She selects the
enicrors wives, and has begun by
choosing as his first wife her favorite
niece. The imperial clan occupies a
place aliout a mile square, walled in, hi
the middle of the city of Pekin.
The high oiiicials wi'l not hold inter
course with foreigners. No diplomat
has ever seen the empress dowager or the
enijxiror. Not even the great men of
China can approach the throne without
permission, and then they must lie pros
trate. There is no such thiiiLr as popular
iiiueation. The iH-ople have nothing to
do with the government. Tho govern
ment is absolutely isolated, and holds no
communication with the xojIu. Ideas
never reach the throne from the people.
The foreigners are confined to a verr
small part of the seaboard, except th:!i
missionaries are allowed to go to the in
terior. Tho foreign merchant does not
deal with the Chinese merchant directly,
but through servants. Improvements go
on slowly. Yet In the interior may be
found kerosene, cotton cloth, needles and
The Tai-ping rebellion had its origin
with a disappointed student. The an
tipathy of the rebels to foreigners led to
tho establishment of the "ever victo
rious" army, untler the celebrated Capt.
Ward, and the development of the hair
brained Burgevins, whose ambition even
soared to first shipping the rebels and
then taking possession of the empire.
The result was that after he had deserted
to both sides several times the Chinese
lost him one night whi!-,' crossing a river.
(ien. Wilson quoted one of the me
morials recently sent to the emperor by
a high Chinese official, written, accord
ing to Chinese customs, on his deathbed,
advocating the building of railroads,
mining, the construction of ships, coast
dpfen.e3 and other progressive things.
That this and other similar memorials
have reached the eyes of the emperor is
known by the fact that manv such me
morials have been printed in the Chinese
A I'erahui itazaar.
Iii the luizaar, Teheran, there are tho
silversmiths fusing the metal into ingotn
ami bars, hammering at the plates,
fcigning. engraving, chasing and solder
ing; tho work is sih'u in progress from
the very beginning, and woe U to the
unfortunate wretch who shall U de
tected in using alloy or an unnecessary
quantity of solder. Tho workers in
leather, in copjier, in iron, the manu
facturers of textile fabrics, all give a
continuous industrial exhibition of theii
own, which is open to c.ll the world,
"free gratis, for nothing." The confec
tioner produces his sweet slock in trail
under the eye of the purchaser. The
Persian likes to have everything made
sH.'cially, and sit.i by to see" it done, tc
make sure that what ho buys is fresh,
and that he i.:n't cheated.
It is not to lo wondered at that the
bazaars aro the favorite lounge of the
middle and lower classes. All day Ion"
ALL KINDS OF
.i - . i
wie gre.n arcnes oi i;ie nazaar arc
throng-! by a noisy, pushing crowd,
hurrying and gesticulating, but r.il in
high good humor. Here come the moun
tebank, the balloon::, the proprietors of
rs and monkeys, the street
id the man with the tame
;:craM venders cf flowers.
. ;;:id h:.t
c ) I e v'
l;av( !, i I!
:;'r:;cti ::; - of
Hit .!. ;
a ; tho si hers of
wlcrs i: we:r:.'0!!s
hiiig. and innu-
KEPT CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
sixth Kiiii rr, i i.t. main and vim
S TO OXlDEn
1 1 A'my i 'ii. i-1 1 .
V!:-. bric-a-brac iui :.:!
pn.vk-ss piece of l.:i
' i.:is: ioly secure ("or a
italic treasure, v. !,; ! ?!
part with t.i i: ', i le
ere J at t!.:.t
ii very a:;:
way f rom tin
t ie Persian
TS3E "MARCH- OF PROGRESS!
OUR LATEST IMPROVEMENTS !
Ilfo of Trndp," n If you have not our lalost Improvml rtwIh you
itdivLi. or liow Imnl our corniM-tiinrH have to work to ki-M wlitiln Hlirlil or mm.
I AMES MEANS' S3 hllOE, or tlio J AUKS MEANS' $1 MIOU
pie!i uii a
rnmnrtlf Ion In tho
nnmit iiiiuvlnii Iiow livt-ly trnil
Ask your rvtulli-r for tuo J A 7
OccomiUK o your ikh uh.
I'oHiilvrly none Kenulno vnloRK havlnpr our iminn nnil prli-n ulnmpi'il plainly on tho tun. Your
retailer will supply you with 6lio no statniicil If you Iiisihl iiikiii Ms Io1ii h; If you do not lUiilML moiiik
rclullerit wlllcoiiX you iutu buylutf luferior alioc-8 upim nlih.-lt tin y mukeu lurcr pro'llt.
iii i Je i. lore t!i:m
price of tne n;tal: but here the
str:s:i.;er m'.ist beware, for s!:illf'i;l for
.7'. : ;m of old coin are net inkncwn, ev n
in Pcrsi:t. Put there is one honest cus
in the Persian b;::'.aar: if
iser is !issati.-:hed Willi l,is har
p-am tno seder is always ready to return
him his money if he brings ' back what
he h::s bought wil'iin twenty-four hours.
This is a custom never departed from.
!;xi-an ami Spaiiiar.-I.
average Mexican, Iil:e tho averacre
with his money m"r-
w 1 : ic
American, i.i free
iectii:i to liaise little economies
Kuropcans understand so well
therefore, when a rich 'lexical
owner is in need of a innriHt'er for
tate he Ioo!:s about for u l'ninl, thrifty
Spaniard, who, if he does make money
for himself, does net neglect his employ
er's iiiterer.t. It is a common error
anions Minricans to fancy the Spaniard
as a uoa nn;;, proud leliow. averse to
toil and prt -fej-i in;.; utility in a fade
velvet coat to hard work and comfort
!u ' 1
j wuiv isiianiaru nas saoi soniewiicre
that all Sjianiards are either Don Quix
otes or Sancho Pan;:as. and there is some
measure of truth in this savin
Sancho Panza class of Soaniai d lias
hard, homely sens' of the New England
farmer, and "not a little of the dry humor
which the Yankee possesses as bv Lirth
riht. The Spanish Ian.ua;e has thou
sands of sharp and racy proverbs availa
ble for every day use, and the hard
working Spaniard makes free use of
Another Anslo-Saxon misconception is
that tho Sjttmiard is n man who "is evei
seeking a quarrel and whoso temper i
liery and tyicertain. There are t freaks
of romanticism in the Spaniard, and any
amount of good qualities that wcai
well in every day life. lie U5 patient,
pood humored, and will share 1. is meal
with an unfortunate countryman. Tlicre
is much sturdy lifter left in the Spanish
nation, which, v. e must not forpct. dis
puted the control of this hemisphere
with ourselves for centuries, and left
never to bo erased marks of Spi!:i:h
domination. Tho Spaniard res-jnil !es
the Anglo-Saxon in his propensities for
colonization, his willingnoiM to emigrate,
his capacity for hard work and a certain
arrogance the Anglo-Saxon nr Spaniard
never loses. Cor. Boston lit raid.
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Kuc-h lias lxH-n Die rec.-ent profrri M In our tirandi of liHiihtry that wo r now aliln to iinirm llial llii
JaniuK Means' $1 Shoe Is In evrry rcspei't eipi:il to the hImh- wliirh only a fvw y'iir aifu were ri'lull'! nt I'lKlit
or ton lollurrt. if you will try on u pair you will lie rotiviwi'il that wo ilo not ,xuk,tuIi. Oumnri'lhi
cricaial S'i ami $1 SIkh-s, ami thoso who imliato our K.vtem of hiisinoKH are i.iimIiIc t -oinp-to with UH lit
quality of factory products. In our line wo ar' lh lar(f'''t inaiiiifai-tiirors In I ho IJnllol Mules.
Ono of our travel i salesmen who 1h now vlhillnif tho bhoo rclallerx of the l'uclllo Coual and P.orfcy
Uouncalu Region writes from there follows :
"I am more thun sntlHtieii with tho resiiltsof my trip. I hnve thin fir fliieeeeilod In pliiclnt; our full
line in tho hands of 'A No. 1' dealers Iii every point I have vlMlted." Jlo MOeK on to huy, "Thin U a
Kplpiidiil reKlon for im to sell shoe in. beeaime inot of tho ri calli-rs are li:urln their eiiHtcmers at
retail aliout douhlo the pi lc'es whieh the bIkx'H have eost at wholen.ile. Tho eoni''pi''"ee In I hat tho
iieople who wear shoe aro pavlnic six or seven dullarrf a pair fur shoes whieh are not worth as inueh as our
I AjIKS lilKANS' K: nn;l St HIIOKS. Our sIkms with their very low retail prh-es wl.uii.xl on llio
Holes of every pair are lireakiiiK down the hih priees whl. h have lilt herto ruled In the retail market k here,
and when a retailer puts a full line of gooda iu his stock they ut onco beln to go oil like hot cakes, so great
Is the demand for them." ......... ...
Now, kind reader, just stop Rnrt consider what th ntiove Blninos so far ft you tire concerned. II
assures you that if you keep on Olivine shoes lieariiiK no manufacturers' iinnie or llxeil retail price hIuiiim"1
on the soles, you cannot tell what you are nettiuK and ymtr relullcr is proliaOly making you pay ilouliU
what your shoes have cost him. Now, can you afford lodo this while we are pi-otei-tliiK you bvHtampiiit
our name and the fixed retail prieo upon the soles of our shoes before they leave our factory so that you
cannot be made to pay more for your shoes than they are worth ? ......
Shoct from our celebrnted factory ii re Hold by nidc-nwnlm relnilerx In all pnrla or
the country. We will place them easily wituiu your reach in any tilatuor TerriKjiy II you will luve.it ouu
ueut in h pohful card and write to us.
JAMES MEAAS & CO., 11 Lincoln St., Loslon, Mass.
. 1 1
(Miiert IV1 V We c-.l-' y'.'ie. V; in street.
It itieiice in Jir .-'e!i -u i i- ' I properly.
ironic Di-'e.iSi's :e t! i .i-es of ' omen and
Q lildreii :i speciu!; y. t i'..- lao'i: .-, ! t 11 a. in.
jj : o .1 Mill! i i ! p in .
2rTelelionn :tt u.f.i or.i -c ;n
MANUFACTURKK OF AND
VHOLESALE & RETAIL
DK.VI.EU IN Tllli
Choicest Brands of Cigars,
Kentucky's Mountain Iieautics.
While the mountain men are generally
unprepossessing in appearance, having
t';;n frames, thin faces, thin scraggy
bea r!. and trembling oen mouths, the i
vonng women are fair. Their cheeks '
"..e r.i. tlieir rorms are plump and
r'H.n ?.-.l. their limbs taper ami their car
ri:it;e is gracefuL Wnen they laugh,
Thii-h they do frequently aud heartily,
thev show white teeth, in spite of the
official paper, whieh has been published
about Duo years, not daily, but every
now and then. Dut the ideas of the
government progress slowly. The cen
sors are conservative and slow to move
and suspicious of foreigners, although
they have admitted that the foreigners
aro not necessarily enemies.
American watches and clocks are mak
ing nil iid progress in China. Theoulv
i drawback is tho fact that American
j trade marks are counterfeited.
1 he Chinese students who legan their
k . 1 1 II
course or siutiy nere, dui who were re-
Oild Devlc's for rii:trji-Iis,
mere are various ways 101
surprising results in photography, t!ii
that in one ago would have been called
magic, but In ours recognized as scien
tific tricks. The ghost picture, for in
stance, in which a shadowy glicst
through which material objects are visi
ble is seen liotwtt-n natural attitudes
and occupations. This is produced by an
almost instantaneous exposure of the
figure that is to do duty as the ghost,
followed bv a full exoosure of the figures
and properties that are to aooear nat
ural. Another novel trie': was shown
recently in a photograph reproduced bv
a prominent trade journal, which re
sented the photographer, seated ::t a
table, playing chess with himself sitting
on the opposite i.idf of :' table, while
he himself stood up i:i the background
looking r.t Lis two pelves .-laying.
The figures were all on the negatp.-e.
which was produced by three s;. (?,: jvc
exjiosures ci l!ie plate, jiarts t!;crrof
Ix'ing masked each time by a black vel
vet shutter. Still another trick is thai
by which a person who likes th;:t sort of
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fact that thev learn to smoke stoneware c'd ly the censors, complain bitterly
pfjH-4 with fish pole stems at an age, of the,r treatnient, and oespair of the
Ii . i i Vi .i I nrocrress of China whila the nrr-sent
tliat would comiel a northern man to
marry a very young lass if he would
have a wife with a bearable breath. The
ft inn. - of the mountain girls are such as
nature provides. There are thousands
of them who never saw a corset, and who
never will; neither do they bang their
hair, but they are no less attractive, even
to northern eyes, on account of either
peculiarity, and if one doubts tliis, let
Li i come down hero and see for himself.
Jlouth of Pond P. O. (Ky.) Cor. New
Tito Llttla F4'
It is. perhaps, well
of Ier One.
that some distant
traits mark us all it prevents wearisome
monotony. How affectionately do we
remember the little characteristic habita
and fancies of those whom we love, more
especially when our memories in these
matters revert to llvj dead. The little
fails." as we call them, of father a$d
mother become sacred as we look back
upon them in our after years, and the
quaint 1 ecu liar i ties of many an old friend
are remembered lovingly when they
themselves bare fSseu away.
progress of China while the present
China has no floating capital. The
legal rate of interest is 37 per cent. The
lowest rate on the most favorable loans
is 2." per cent. Every man 13 liable to
spoliation. The imjierial treasury is in
a constant state of collapse. Tho em
press follows her own judgment, and
t.he is now engaged in a vain effort to
turn the bed of a great river, and the
treasury is not equal to the task. Thre
i.i one railroad fifty miles long in China,
The present condition of the country as
regards its foreign foes, particularly
England and Russia, is deplorable. The
prospect seems to be that before long the
great empire, unless she can arouse her
self to progress, will be partitioned. The
will of the emperor is supreme, but un
less he can bo reached and directed there
is little hope for Chinese progress.
thing, may aptx-ar to b; photographed
riding ujx:i a flying e.oose, or a fish. 01
any other desired style of ridiculous lo
comotion. This is do::e by the subject
holding upon his lap a Luge piece of
white or sky tinted can with the fanci
ful figure drawn upon it. His face ap
pears above the upper edge of the card
and seems, in the picture, joined to the
funny little lody mounted on the goose
or fish. The statue picture is made by
about the same device. Photographic
A curious notion in table decoration is
to have the cen ter of the table made iuto
a little pond in which crabs and loiters
are seen and even tisli are paddling
riis Sloney Made by Tu;s.
"What is the most money ever
bv a tug in one trip?" was asked
old tug man in South street.
"The very largest money ever obtained
was when two tugs picked up a derelict
off Sandy Hook. She was in good con
dition, but had been abandoned by hei
crew, who were panic stricken. She
was drifting ashore, and the courts al
lowed a salvage of 823,000 for the two
or 14.000 for a day's work each. I5ut
that wasn't a towing job. The biggest
price- ever paid by a ship for towing at
this port, so far as I know, was when a
ship captain had beat his way up to the
lightship after a long winter voyage
from Manila. Reaching this point, with
tho harbor before him, the northwest
wind became a gale he could not face,
and he 6aw the shores of Staten Island
fade, and began to think ho had IJer
muda hard aboard, lie couldn't etand
that prospect, and was compelled to pay
$1,500 by a heartless tug captain of
about my size and disposition. That is a
sober fact. You will hear tug men tell
rtories of larger Bums, but then those
men were intended by nature for Caber
men," New Yorls Sua.
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