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What "Kitchen Garde Tri.iaia;M Maana,
IIw It IV Started ad by Wliora.
Miaa Iluntincton'e Ureal Work for Her
Leaa ForUuaU Siatera la a Ills City. j
"There in bo lunch to find fault with
and so much to wish fur in auch a great
big, dirty city tut ours that sometimes
the good, swret, modest facte connx;td
with our charitable institutions areoyer
looked," futid a visitor to tho WiLwo In
dustrial achool and mission as she came
away from there the other day. Th
building at 125 St. Mark's placa was
turned, nearly forty years ago, from a
factory into the pleasant school houas
which it now is. This school, which was
the first institution of the kind in Amer
ica, is not endowed and is maintained
entirely by voluntary contribution. Mrs.
Jonathan Stories is tho first director,
and many familiar namos are on tha list
The matron of the school is Mist
Emily Iluntington, the originator of the
system of kitchen garden training, a
branch of work now carried on not
only at the Wilson school and elsewhere
in this city, but in other American cities
and in Canada, England, Ireland, Scot
land and France. Miss Iluntington has
made the mission house her home, and
here she watches day by day tho results
of th methods which she has estab
lished. It is with a fascinating interest that
a. a a a a v . m a
on nsiens to toe uue oi now py in
merest chance Miss Iluntington, at
ighteen, jusc out of school and ready
to be ushered into fashion's pleasures,
ehanced to be taken by a friend to visit
ragged school," and how the only
daughter of fond parents put society
and the usual amusements of youth
aside, and not in the same manner, but
with the same motive as her cousin, Fa
ther Iluntington, set herself about mis
sion school work.
Hobody conld work with Miss Hunt
ington's energy and her capacity for or
ganizing without developing new ideas
which should bring forth more com
plete work, so as time passed on and she
gained experience, not only among the
poor, but with her own class, she made
various discoveries. One was that the
eisure of some of the young girls of her
acquaintance might readily be put to
good account, and another that kitchen
gardening might with profit be adapted
to the rich as well as the poor.
She obtained the co-operation of some
of the mothers and the interest of the
girls, so that a meeting was called for
the purpose of developing a plan of
movement. Fifty girls met at the house
of one of the elder women. This was in
1867. It was proved that most of them,
no matter how well versed they were in
Latin and geometry, knew absolutely
nothing about domestic science, so ar
rangements were made for forming a
normal class which should be divided
Into companies, these companies to go
to the mission for regular days of teach
ing. These young women, as their paths
divided, removed to Boston, Chicago
and elsewhere and set np kitchen gar
dens of their own, with the result that
the system has spread everywhere. It
might even be said with truth that the
other thought, that of the Working
Girls clubs, emanated from this mis-
s v mr -V V- "W-v 1 -
sion, for miss urace tx. uoage was one
of the fifty young women who joined in
the work there, and it was no doubt be
cause of the experience she gained at this
time her idea was conceived and devel
The girls became kitchen gardeners
themselves, and afterward, when mar
riage had placed some of them in homes
of their own, they wrote to the founder
of the svstem, "You have no idea how
kitchen garden helps me with my serv
ants and my housekeeping, and to
others it gave the means of livelihood
when unforeseen reverses of fortune
made them dependent upon their own
It must be confessed that "kitchen
garden is a rather misleading name,
for it suggests to many a place where
vegetables are grown for kitchen use.
When Miss Huntington was asked about
the name, she said: "It means a system
by which all the intricacies of domestic
science are taught sweeping, dusting,
washing, ironing, waiting at table, etc.
I thought a little of changing the name
at one time because it was confounded
with the term vegetable garden, but I
found nothing that quite took its place,
and I soon discovered that the fact that
the name had to be explained gave it
The school hours are the same here as
elsewhere from 9 to 3. There are about
200 girls, ranging in age from five to ten,
and there are the usual lessons in read
ing, writing and arithmetic, which come
under the head of study. The training
in the kitchen garden branches is little
else than a systematized form of play,
and this takes np a proportionate part of
the school day. New York Tribune.
Nickel Armored Ships Can't Go North.
The remarkable discovery of the ef
fect of temperature on the density of
nickel steel is likely to have an im
portant bearing on its nse in the con
struction of war vessels. After this va
riety of steel has been frozen it is read
ily magnetized, and, moreover, its den
sity is permanently" reduced fully 2 per
cent, by the exposure to the cold. It is
stated that a ship of war built in the
temperate climate of ordinary steel and
clad with say 3,000 tons of nickel steei
armor would be destroyed by a visit tu
the arctic regions, owing to the con
traction of the steel by the extreme low
temperature. New York Journal.
A Leading Q a eat ion.
Mr. Smallbrain (fondling . his fuzzy
upper lip) Ah, Miss Belle, I've been."
ah, letting my mustache grow, don'
you know, for a week.
Miss Belle (significantly) For a weak
what, Mr. Smallbrain? Detroit Free
WORK WHICH HAS
POOR AND RICH
Miss Bessie W. Harris, daughter of a
musk dealer in Troy, N. Y.. broko a
guitar which her father had givi-u her
(me time ago. It was a peculiar look
ing but tine toned instrument, which
had belonged te her dead grandfather,
and no one knows how it came into his
possession. Mr, Harris, in examining
the pieces today, found tho following
strange inscription written on the wood:
"March 6, 1H80. This guitar is put
together today by a man who has Ik-cii
in prison eleven years under a sentence
of life, a pri.-wior who is a victim of cir
cumstances ami today is held as a crimi
nal. To cany out revenge the plan was
so laid that Chamlx-rluin is into it yet
unbeknown to himself. In time this
guitar may be broken and these words
read by some one, and whoever it may
be I ask them to know and publish this
'A man may be a state prisoner for
years and yet get square with his ene
mies. 1 have enjoyed many pleasant
moments even in this prison, for it is a
pleasure to believe that there are those
who fear me as a man. Chamberlain
stood with his hand on his revolver,
Christmas. 1879. Oh, how contemptible
he looked, the poor cur. Yes, he is a cur
of the mongrel breed. Rets of Neb., crip
ple nine years, caused by neglect of
Read backward the signature forms
the name ,"3en Foster." Cincinnati
An Uneven Trade.
A Brooklyn boy nine or ten years old
began several months ago to save money
to buy a pony. His parents and rela
tives humored his whim, and having
ample means they helped along his ac
cumulations very rapidly. The young
ster had no idea of the purchasing power
of money, but he had started out with
the notion that when he filled his little
iron bank he would have enough to buy
the pony. When the bank would hold
no more he broke it open, and his mother
counted $60.15. "That is not enough to
buy a pony," said she. "Then 1 guess
I'll take a tricycle," said the boy. The
tricycle was bought, and the boy started
to explore th - neighborhood. He was
gone about two hours, and when he
reached home he had no tricycle, but he
held his hat carefully under his arm.
Oh, mamma, look at these pretty kit
ties!" he exclaimed, displaying four
small kittens just able to walk. "1
traded my tricycle for these." The boy's
parents have not yet been able to find
the other party to that bargain. New
Speaking of Gray's telautograph an
electrician well acquainted with the pro
moters of the Writing Telegraph com
pany 6aid: "It is current gossip with
the electrical fraternity that the telauto
graph is to be handled m connection
with the Bell telephones. That is, a
general company controls the device. It
will form local companies m the usual
manner, and in working with the Bell
telephone people place telautographs
with telephones. Thus a man will be
able to talk or write as he may see fit. If
his "hello" is out he can leave a note.
Signatures and legal documents can be
transmitted, and you gentlemen of the
press can call np your city editor, tell
him what you have, receive his orders as
to space and write out your copy, which
will be instantly reproduced in your ed
itorial rooms. It's a great scheme and
will work nicely harnessed to the tele
phone. Chicago News.
Consul Denby, of Peking, China, re
ports that in 1889 from one port, Ichang.
there were exported 13,000 pounds of
tigers' bones. For nse as fertilizers
the only nse intelligent people seem to
have for dead tigers these bones might
be worth $150, yet they were entered at
a value of $3,000. They are to be used
as a medicine. From them will be made
a "tonic." which the Chinese invalid be
lieves will impart to him some of the
tiger's strength and fierceness. For the
same "medicinal" reasons 9,000 pounds
of "old deers horn" were valued at
Many of us who are filled with disgust
at the folly of such absurd beliefs are
now keeping np old customs and habits
that are almost as absurd and expensive,
in the light of modern progress, as this
tiger bone tonic. Rural New Yorker.
The Army and th Church.
The Austrian war minister has issued
an order to encourage religious feeling
in the army. He finds that Austrian
soldiers do not attend divine service ac
cording to the regulations. Inasmuch
as the encouragement of religious feel
ing is regarded as of great service to the
military, the army must henceforth go
to church at least once a month. Like
wise, young officers in command at
church must conduct themselves in a
more reverential spirit than has beep
observed lately. Berlin Letter.
Some genius in Syria, named Mousa
Rhonri, has discovered the secret by
which the silkworm makes silk. He
can make the silk by machinery without
the aid of the silkworm. In this way
the cost of making silk can be reduced
one-half. A manufactory is to be started
in Georgia soon by a Syrian colony. To
manufacture silk in this way a large
tract of land has been secured on which
to plant mulberries, and the emigrants
expect soon to make their fortunes.
A Floating Fire Engine.
The floating fire engine, propelled by
steam, which has been lately built for
the service of the prefecture of the port,
made a short trial trip in the Marmora
recently. It steams twelve to thirteen
miles an hour. Livant Herald.
Two Singular Mayors.
A former mayor of Concord, Fla., late
ly died in Cabarrus poornouse. -xne
town of Concord has only contributed
two white males, to the. poorhouse, and
the other one was also an ex-mayor.
Marion Free Inc.
Mr. Inverarity, a member of the tloin
bay barsays: "So large an animal as a
lion coming at full speed against you of
course knocks you off your legs. The
claws and teeth entering the .Mesh. ,do
not hurt so much as you would think.
The only really painful part of the biiKi
lies is the squeeze given by the jaws on
the lone. 1 felt none of . tho dreamy
stupor Livingstone describes, but on
contrary felt as usual. 1 adopted tli
course of lying quite still, which 1 Re
lieve is the best tiling one can do. h
you are quite helpless with a heavy am
nial on you, and they are inclined i"
make grabs at everything that tnv
and the fewer bites you can get off vi: .
"All the wounds are centers of inrL .
mation and blood iioisoning, and i:
more you get the less chance you ,;f
The power of the lion's jaws may U- i
ferrod frsta tha fact that the li.-n-that
seized me, although it h:, .
broken jaw, scored deep grooves in
barrels of my rifle with her teeth, .s
claw wounds were mere sen!'
which 1 attribute to the fact th..: i.
clutch at the surface of your coat . t '
ing it is all solid underneath, inn;
reach the flesh pretty late. In fact.
coat was torn in some places wilM ;
any corresponding wound beneath.
"I never felt the slightest shock. Ti;
and panthers, as a rule, imniecli; '
leave any one they seize in a charge. 1 .
this lioness, having left me, went a
yards to roar at my men. returned.
6tood over me growling, and then I .
my arm. 1 got no bite the first go '.'
as she was occupied in biting the rUl.
A Much Dreaded Fly.
The man eating fly of Central Am: r
ica inhabits the low lying coast rcgi.::s.
and is much dreaded by the natives f r
the fearful results which follow its
sting. Naturalists call it Lucilia hornt
nivora. The average specimen is abu;.f
a third of an inch long. It has a big
head, with the eyes on top. Its cheeks
are a golden yellow, its abdomen dsr':
its wings unusually big. and they pro- j
dues a continuous and loud buzzin,'
when in motion.
The person bitten by this fly gets a
disease called myiasis. It generally be
gins with an itching of the nose, then
that organ swells and bleeds; next it be
comes ulcerated, and in these ulcers
may be found the larvae of the fly. The
whole face becomes swollen, erysipelas
sets in, followed by meningitis and
death. One man I knew shot himself
after he had been bitten rather than
face the tortures he knew were certain.
Cure is difficult. Subcutaneous injec
tions of chloroform sometimes do good,
but as often fail. One man I heard of
was cured by lemon juice injected into
his blood. Interview in New York
1,1 fo Irost In War.
Dr. Engel. German statistician, gives
the following as the approximate cost of
the principal wars of the last thirty
years: Crimean war, $2,000,000,000;
Italian war of 1859, $300,000,000; Prusso
Danish war of 1864, $35,000,000; war
of the rebellion north, $5,100,000,000:
south, $2,300;000,000; Prusso-Austrian
war of 1866, $330,000,000, Russo-Turkish
war, $125,000,000; South African wars.
$8,770,000; African war, $12,250,000;
Servo-Bulgarian, $176,000,000. All these I
wars were murderous in the extreme.
The Crimean war, in which few bat
tles were fought, cost 750,000 lives, only
50,000 less than were killed or died of
their wounds, north and south, during
the war of the rebellion. These figures,
it must be remembered, are German.
and might not agree precisely with the
American estimates. The Mexican and j
Chinese expeditions cost $200,000,000
and 65,000 lives. There were 250,000
killed and mortally wounded during the
Russia-Turkey war, and 45,000 each
in the Italian war oi.iooa ana toe
war between Prussia and Austria. San
Regarded It aa a Real Body.
Two old country dames, whom we
came across in the churchyard of an an
cient country town, were curiously re
garding a monumental stone, surmount
ed by the recumbent figure of a woman
several sizes larger than life.
"And so they brought the poor young
woman here and laid her a-top o' that
there stone! Well, now, who would
ever ha' thought it T said one, laying a
half -shrinking hand on the cold, hard
image, which she undoubtedly believed
to be the veritable body of the long de
ceased lady, which had been committed
to the earth generations ago. By what
process she imagined it to have been pet
rified and enlarged to such a shape it
would be curious to discover. London
Ut Stock in the West.
West of Missouri and exclusive of
Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mis
souri, the number of cattle is 16,248,667
and their value is estimated at $213,987,
569; the number of horses and mules
4,536,080, value $244,775,053; number of
sheep and hogs 23,382,782, value $84,
594,980; making the aggregate value of
horses and live stock $543,357,602. The
total product of horses and mules of all
the other states is 9,354,030 and their
value is estimated at $719,836,065. Ed
ward Rosewater's Omaha Address.
Scars Are Deemed Marks of Beauty.
In New Holland the women cut them
selves with shells, and, keeping the
wounds , open a long time, form deep
scars in the flesh, which they deem
highly ornamental. Another singular
mutilation is made among them, when
in infancy they take off the little finger
of the left hand at the second joint.
A Question and an Answer.
A correspondent in an Alabama town
sends a "poem," on the margin of which
he asks the following question:
"Do you Think i will Evor maik a
Riturr rx, :,--s: :
; Yon may. . But yon are liable to have
a bad spell of it. Atlanta Constitution.
It Is Often Carried on the Upper fleeka
ut KleainaUlp to Keep It (l.
Ammonia lias lecn carried In con
siderable quantities mi tho tipper decks
of Ktearnships. but in many Vessels tho
Triottles, carlys, or tins arohtowed In tlv
Utween decks. In fact, they uro somd
tiiues stowed in vacant cabins of caigo
vessels. Tho explosion of one of theso
receptacles awakened attention to thu
placing of such substances dangerou ly
near heat. Tho master of tho vessel mi
wliose hbip tha explosion liapix-ned un
screwed the tops of all those undamaged,
and thus allowed tho gas to blow off. .
Restrictions on carriage of dangerous
goods were imposed under tho merchant
shipping act, 1873, section 23 of which
provides that if any person sends or at
tempts to send by, or, not being tho mas
ter or owner of tho vessel, carries or at
tempts to carry in any vessel, British
or foreign, any dangerous goods, such as
aquafortis, vitriol, naphtha, gunpowder,
lucifer matches, nitroglycerin, petn
leum, or any other goods of a dangerous
nature, without distinctly marking their
naturo on tho outside of tho packugos
containing the same, and also giving
written notice of the nature of such
goods and the name and address of the
sender, he shall bo liable to a penalty
not exceeding 100; but if the jktboii
sending tho goods on board is merely an
agent and ignorant of its contents, thw(
penalty is not to exceed ten pounds. ,
False description makes the sender
liablo to a jieualty of 500. The master
or owner of a ship may refuse to take on
board a vessel any suspicious package,
and may require it to be opened to ascer
tain its contents. Clause 20 in the act
has always been looked upon as a mis
take in legislation. The master of a
ship is empowered to throw overboard
goods of a dangerous naturo which have,
been sent without being marked or noti
fied of their truo character, and neither
the master nor the owner of the vessel
6hall bo subject to any liability for such
casting into the sea, civil or criminal, in
There is no reason for denouncing tho
carriage of ar.imonia by sea, but it is of
compouud bhoald bo accurately defined,
and that it ought not to bo exposed to
heat. If everything that expanded on
submission to heat were interdicted, tho
shipping trade would bo sadly ham
pered. For examph? yeast is shipped
for conveyance, and is usually carried
on dock. In hot weather the casks have
been broken and hoops burst from ex
posure to the sun, although no material
damage is done. We could name other
breakages, but enough has been urged
to bring homo the necessity for under
standing what to carry and whoro tt
stow it. Chemical Trade Journal.
How Not t Get Into Trial.
Don't have any enemies.
Don't have any friends.
Don't inherit money.
Don't lose it.
Don't sign any petitions.
Don't subscribe to any lecture courses
of stock companies.
Don't recommend anything.
Don't get victimized.
Don't exhibit any public spirit.
Don't tell stories.
Don't register at a hotel.
Don't visit a friend in an adjoining
township or elsewhere.
Don't allow other people to visit yon.
Don't show any interest in music, art,
literature, science or education.
Don't meet long lost friends or rela
tives. Don't go insane.
Don't get sick.
Don't accept presents.
Don't do anything that might brin
you a vote of thanks or condemnation.
Don't sue anybody.
Don't get sued.
Don't go to law at all.
Don't live to be an octogenarian.
Don't die. Detroit Tribune.
Danger In Physical Culture.
It is beginning to bo understood that
physical culture should be undertaken
intelligently and with moderation. A
London girl went home from her first
lesson, which was a violent one, and dis
covered a strange condition of her neck
a little at one side of the throat a mot
tled appearance, with settled blood be
neath. The physician to whom she ap
plied said there was no remedy; some
little blood vessels had given way under
the severe and unaccustomed exercise,
and her naturally thin 6kin revealed the
mishap more than would perhaps hap
pen in another case.
The injuries are not so frequent to
young girls, with supple joints and easily
moved muscles and tendons, but middle
aged women should begin very carefully.
Many such, to rid themselves of an un
becoming tendency to corpulence, take
to extraordinary acrobatic feats not un
attended with real danger to persons un
accustomed to violent exercise. Her
Point of View in New York Times.
The) Mysterious Power of the Turquoise.
The turquoise, although not credited
with either remedial or protective prop
erties, so far as disease was concerned,
was nevertheless regarded as a kind of
sympathetic indicator, the intensity of
its color being supposed to fluctuate with
the health of the wearer.
The latter, however, by virtue of the
stone he carrried, could, it was said, fall
from any height with impunity. The
Marquis of Vilena's fool, however, was
somewhat nearer the truth when he re
versed the DODular superstition in his
assertion that the wearer of a tnrquoL
might fall from the top of a high tower
and be dashed to pieces without break
ing the stone. Queries Magazine.
A Genial Teacher.
Agassiz taugh natural history in Har
vard college as no other man had taught
in America before. He was "the best
friend that ever student had," because
the most genial and kindly. Cambrid
people used to say that one had "lees
seed of an overcoat in passing Agassiz's
house", than . any other in . that city.-
Professor David Starr Jordan in Popu
lar Science Monthly.
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