The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, July 12, 1894, Image 8

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fa FaraaJi
B)ra la.
at Wmm
Ia the countries bordering on the
Polar seas, where tbe changing eea
eons bring alternately the two ex
tremes of dearth aod plenty bird
are more nuineroiu in the snort sum
mer than anywhere else all the world
over and io winte- are absent alto
gether. All a e imniig anu the.e by
force ot circumstance. I a like man
ne the hi ds of tempe ate climates
a e affected by the seasonable
changes, though in a lem decree,
th.ough the influence of cold and
beat i.poa their food seprlies, rathe
than enVct of cold upon their well
protected bodies. Accordug to Llt
teil's Living Age, a coat ot mail ia
not to be compared to a coat of
leather for safety, so fa" as a bird's
life is concerned. Layer upon layer
of feathers can withstand any
amount ot water or any deg ee of
cold. In proof of this, see bow the
delicate tern, after wintering incom
paratitelr mild weather, go back to
the ice floes of the Polar Sea and lay
their eggs on the bare ice. For two
or three weeka the tender breast of
the &ea swallow is pressed against a
cold block of ice. Again, as another
example ot the ln.ueoce of food
rathe than climate in governing bird
action, take the colony of beccaflcos.
The beccadco is a Mediterranean bird
-common on the wuthern shores of
Spain and Italy, in the Grecian Is
lands, .-icily and Malta, and on the
northern shores of Africa. Formerly
it was quite unknown in the British
Isles but some yea s ago a large
wcnari of tig trees was planted near
Brighton, and the beccatlco have dis
covered the fact and come over to
bare the spoiL Doubtless the night
ingales told them the story ot En
glish tigs and showed them the way
over. Be this as it may, the little
birds from the warm sho es of the
Mediterranean bid fair to become es
tablished as naturalized British sub
jects, jfviT A Clever Farrot.
1 "Parrots are not supposed to be
gif ted with a sense of humor, " said
Lee t dwards to the corridor man at
the Southern, "but there is one In a
1 ttle Illinois town that showed a
tine appreciation of the fitness of
teings. I had to stop at the town to
ell a bill of goois and found that
there was no hotel. The storekeeier,
out of a pure spirit of accommoda
tion, kept the few travelers who
topped in the town,charging the n i
a day fof accommodations worth S3 a
week and impressing upon them his
elf-sacrincing spirit is taking them
at all One ot the features of the
entertainment alTorded and the only
one that could possible be worth the :
pri e charged was fa nily prayers, la
which the guests were expected to
join. We. hart adjourned to the sitting-room
for religious devotion and
the good old man read a chapter la
Deuteronomy, his plan always being
to read tbe bible through from the
first chapter of Gene Is to tbe last
ooe of i evelatlons, one at a time.
With great solemnity he stumbled
over the long list of names and when
be bad finished we kneeled in prayer.
Upon a mantel wasa parrot seeming
to listen with great attention. Tbe
prayer commenced with a supplication
or the entire world, then followed
the national government, then the i
relatives of the family, each being
named, until it had lasted for about
twenty minutes, wben suddenly tbe
parrotin loud and angry tone cried.
K.b, shut up shut up. I say!' a
suppressed laugh from tbe members
of the household followed and the
prayer ceased." St Louis ulobe
Demccrau Bound Robin Out at Date.
"In trie old days, wben dissatis
faction arose anion,' the working
classe-1," said an old time manufac
turer, -'the leaders of movements
ought to hide themselves rather
than to be heralded as being at tbe
head. 1 remember wben a petit on
came into me from my men it was
imp esible to tell who was the most
active or master man upon the list.
They adopted the idea which origi
nated at sea wben the crew wished
to protest against anything the cap
tain did. In those early days, if any
one had been ca gbt stirring up dis
satisfaction am ng the men of a ves
eel, no time would have been lost in
stringing bim up to the yardaim.
S the sailors, t make it impossible
f r the otlicer to know who was the
first man to start the list, invented
the 'round robin.' The grievance was
written in a circle, around which the
names were signed, out like
the spokes of a wheel In s ch a
document one man was just as prom
inept as another, s the captain
wo Id have to forego any p nlsh
ment Well, that's the way my men
did. The e pet tions were always
round robins.' I' never knew who
were tbe leaders and who were
f llowers. But now ro ni robins'
are out of date, and committees have
taken their place. There is now no
attempt to conceal the names ot
leaden. In fact, there Is scarcely a
manufacturing establishment In the
country that bas not 1U recognized
Ubor leader." Pittsburgh Dispatch.
Tried by II U Peers.
Henry W. Paine, the eminent Bos
ton lawyer, once went to one of the
Interior towns of Main, where a boy
.waa on trial for arson. He bad no
coaoaaL and Mr. Paine was assigned
bv tba court to taka charts of bis
cue Ha dlaoovarao. after a brief in
tarriww with tba boy, that be was
balf-wittad. T Jury, however, was
muipcaMfl of tamn who owned
bana aac m dafandaat wm
attend to btTC Mt " -r aad, ta
asita of tba bofa avMawt waakaatfl
of guilty- Tba iwaaMiag JtMtaa
to Mr.
-Hara yoaaay bcCM tr
Mr. Piloe arose and. In his dry and
weighty manner, answered: "No.
your booor; I believe I have secured
for this idiot hoy all that the laws of
Mala and the Constitution of tbe
L nited Mates allow a trial by bis
Books Were a Troaanre.
In Mr. James Demarr's "Adven
tures in Australia," a chronicle of
fifty years ago, be speaks ot tbe lack
of something to read as one ot bit
worst deprivations, For man
naturally food of books. It was pretty
hard to go two or three months with
out seeing a book or newspaper. One
day, at a neignboriog sheep station,
be found a volume; but alas! it was a
book about "tbe right use of reason,"
and 40 dry that even a man who bad
nothing else to read co-Id not read
it. It was no better than a Dead
t-ea apple
some time afterward one of tbe
men rode in from tbe bead station
with a copy or '-Nicholas Nickleby."
That night Mr. lie mar r began read
ing it to bis companions. They were
delighted, but In the goodness of
I their hearts, suggested that be should
; wait till the men or two or three of
the Dearest stations could be invited
In to share the feast
I The next day. therefore, word was
passed around, and after that night
; after night, tbe but was full or at-
tentive listeners. Tbe o.ghts were
cold, but they had "a glorio is log
j fire," and for a lamp, a piece of
, twisted rag st ck into a pint pot full
of melted fit
"It wauld have delighted the heart
of a DhilanthroDisL" says Mr. De-
marr. "to see how those fellows en
joyed the book. If 1 could have read
till daylight they would not have
tired. Two of tbem came from a
station seven miles away."
After tbe reading there was always
an animated conversation, and, be
fore lung, calves, pups, and pet birds
io all tbe different stations around
about were named after tbe charac
ters In the atory. Youth's Com
panion. Hard on tbe Hn.
A gentleman employed bv one of
the largest arms In the city took a
sudden notion for raising fancy
' chickens as a means of Increasing bis
yearly sum. Ue purchased an incu
bator, several hundred eggs and some
full-blooded Plymouth Kock hens.
The Incubator was filled with choice
eggs and at tbe end of three weeks a
goodly number of cbickecs bad
hatched. The care of the chicks
was left upon Mrs. , who boiled
eggs, and made hash for tbem to eat.
In the meantime, one of the Ply
mouth lioclr bens bad ren given a
sitting of choice eggs. Tbe time
elaDied for tbe eggs to bat h and no
chickens made their appearance.
Two or three days passed by and still
no signs of any chickens from those
eggs. At last Mrs. decided she
would break just one to toe If some
thing could really be the matter.
Sbe found that she had made a mis
take and got tbe eggs from the wrong
jar. She bad placed fifteen hard
boiled eggs wb ch sbe intended to
feed to tbe little chicks batched from
the incubator under the old hen in
stead of the choice ones purchased
expressly for tbe purpose of etting
tbe ben. The sympathy of tbe Hu
mane Society will certainly be aroused
when It learns that that ben was
given another sitting of eggs and
compelled to sit three weeks longer.
Indianapolis Sentinel
Engineering Education.
A system of education, says the
Electrical World, that tends to
broaden the mind and thus render it
capable of dealing confidently with
large questions is not only most like
ly to make the engineer educated
under it more respe ted by those with
whom he comes into contact in pro
fess. on al lite, but It gives bim
wider range of opportunities, and
more ambitious scope to his btrlv
inga Owing to tbe desire to start
on a professional career at the earll
est possible moment, most technical
courses are none too long for the bare
Durooee of teaching principles, and
yet tbe tendency seems to tie be com
ing greater and g. eater to subordi
nate the theoretical grounding to
"practical work." Pattern shops,
smith shons. and even foundries are
becoming features of technical
schools, and testing work is carrier!
on more with a view to teach the
practical manipulations than to llus
trate principles. The difficulty with
many of our engineering schools is
that they attempt to combine three
different courses, each of which in
turn s sacrificed to tne otners. in
! Europe in soroe sases tbes ; are dif
ferentiated Into engineer ng, indus
trial, and manual training schools.
Some of our technical schools pa take
more of the character of the French
industrial schools, a graduate of
which does not expect to become
i anything higher than a super n tend -
ent of a manufactory or plant, or an
expert" in bis line of training.
Lost In Hli Art.
Sydney Owenson, who was made
su denly famous byber novel, "Tbe
Wild Irish uirl," met a great actor at
sapper: Mr. Kimble (she says in ber
mem tors ) waa evidently much preoc
cupied. H? was seated vis-a-vis and
repeatedly stretched b s arms across
tbe table for the purp e, as I sup
posed, of holding himself to some
boars head. Alas! my head happened
to be tbe objactiwntch Oxed bit atten
tion, which, being a true Irish caihah
bead, dark, cropped, and croly. struck
bim aa a batter Brutus than any in
his repertoire of theatrical perukes.
Sunoeedlof at last In his purpose, ba
actually atrack bis claws In my locks,
and, addressing me to tba deepest
atyoksral tooea, asked: "Little girl,
wbere did yow bay roar wig?"
So vax aad kit wife afar agreed
s Eacaocy aaUov
Well Dows, Job!
J. A. Owen tells a touching story
of shameful wrong done in a mcmeot
of passion to a faithful dog. Tbe In
cident is given in the wordj of a
fr.end ot old John, the keeper. "He
was a rare 'un for shootin' was the
Squire, an' the best pointers that
could be bad for money he'd have ia
bis kennels. But Cvrus was the
finest d'jg of the lot both as regards
s i mi an' looks an' worn in tbe field.
"He'd never made a miss, all the
time the Squire shot over him. Well,
one day wben they was pa tridge
shootiu', tbe biids went out J ooe
field and dropped over a bank into
anotbe . There was a gate at one
end o' tbe bank, an' 'twas half-way
open like.
On tbey comes after tbe dog, tbe
S juire an ..onn. An' bow it co:ne
about no one knows; tbe dog mlgbt
ha' been iealous, for there was an
other dog out with 'em, an' be might
ha been thlnkln' about bim. Any
way instead o' draw in' th ougb as
usual, be cante ed th ougn, jest as if
he'd been rangin'.
"Up got tbe cover, they was be
hind that bank. Cyrus turned round
an' stopped dead still. He k no wed,
poor feher, be'd made a blunder to '
once in bis life, an' old John told me
be looked up at b'm real pitiful like.
Befo e be could say a wo d, tbe
Squire swung bis gun up to bis
sboulde , an' shot Cyrus dead, an'
then turnin' ound to old John, be
says to him quiet, very quiet, though
bis face was white with temper.
' 'You b oke that dog in, or tried
to: now break me In another that
ill not make a mistake '
"It was quite enough for the old
feller, an' too much. Layln' tbe gun
down, an' takln' tbe game bag Iro;u
bis shoulders, be says:
'.Kjulre, I've been in your father's
service an' yours for many years, an'
se ved ye faithful to the best o' my
means an' ways, such as tbey a e,
but as long as I live, I'll never break
another dog tor you.'
"Tbe S.uire looked at him for full
minute, and tben be ald, soft like:
" 'John take my gun, an' carrv it
home. I shall shoot no mo e to-day.
An get Cyrus burled.'
"Au' then he walked away bastv
like, as if he was glad to get away
from tbe place. Tbe old feller said
be K no wed he was sorry for what he
done; but be uever mentioned Cyrus
after that, nor John didn't to tbe
Squire neither.'l
Florida Cisterns In Tree-Top.
A writer tells of a surveying party
who were resting at noon in a forest
In Floriaa, when one of tbe men ex
claimed, "I would give fifty cents a
swallow for all the water I could
He expressed the sentiment of tbe
others; all were very thirsty, and
there was not a spring or stream any
where in the vie n tv.
While the men were thus talking,
the surveyor saw a crow put his bill
Into a cluster of broad, long leaves
growing on the side of a tall cypress.
Tbe leaves were those of a pecul ar
air-plant. Tbey were gieen, and
bulged oat at tbe bottom, forming an
inverted bell. Tbe smaller end was
held to tbe tree by roots grappling
the bark. Feeding on the air ana
water that it catcnes and holds, the
air-plant becomes a sort of cltern
Tbe surveyor sprang to his feet with
a laugh.
"Boys," be a!d, 'that old crow is
wiser than every one of us."
"How so?" tbey asked.
"Why he knows that there are a
hundred thousand water-tanks in this
"Where?" they cried, in amaze-
The surveyor cut an air-plant in
two. and drained nearly a pint of
oure cold water from It. The men
did not suffer for water after that,
for every tree in tbe forest bad at
least one air-plant, and every air-
plant contained ajirlnk of water.
A Broom In the Poultry Iloune.
"Cleanliness is next to godliness,
Is a good rule in ethics, and is one
which should not be too exclusive in
its apol cation. Wben the house
hold is made to conform to such
condition the work should le ex
tended to all tbe outhouses, barns,
etc. as a consistent procedure. The
Fancier says: It is a disagreeable
task at all times to clean out tba
iioul try -houses and coo s, but like
every other undertaking much do.
p mis on the systematic manner in
which the work is performed. We
have seen pe sons labor bard all day,
in the midst of tilth, with shovel and
hoe. cleaning the poultry house, and
wben the job was finished but little
aniiearance of cleanliness was added
to it. There is an easy, neat, effect
ual way of cleaning tbe poultry
house, which. If adopted, removes
the dread and disgust of the woric
and makes It a pleasure Instead o
an annoyance Tbe first consldera
tlon is the construction of the
I'oors. Dry dirt will not, answer, for
tbe reason that it absorbs the Im
i urlties and the filth can only be re
moved with the dirt, thus enta ling
the necessity of changing the entire
floor and substituting fresh materliL
The Hllk Holder.
The silk spider of Madagscar spins
threa io of ti goi lea color, and strong
ennuirh. according to Malndron, to
hang a cork helmet by. The female
snider may attain a length of 1 cm.
while the u ale does not exceed 3 cm.
A single female Individual, at tbe
breed. ng season, gave M. Camboue,
French tsslonary. some 8,000 m. o
a fine silken thread during a period
of about twenty-seven days. Tbe
thread waa examined with a view to
creating a new industry. Small tex
ture woven of these threads are ac
tually used by tba natives for fasten
log flowere os esaebedae and for
other parposoi. x
Ballsaa IImtm An tul la F Wom
an' IUI HaMu Bin Kspartaaead a
GrMl Cbaat Shirt Walati tba Domi
nant Fart af taa Ostlnf Draaaa.
Oakham finaalp.
Kw tork eorfapocdao:
LEEVESon fash
ionable summer
dresses are quite
a b g as those
worn in the spring
and winter, and
the shape remains
much the same
abiut the shoul
der and upper
arm. It would
certainly be non
tensical to retain
big sleeves till
hot weather was
at end and then
resort to tight
ones, but it teems
as if tbe next
change would
surely bring
small sleeves, though knowing ones
still asee't that in the autumn even
more material will be put about tbe
arm than is now used. Big sleeves are
comfortable wear in hot weather, and
the omission of the tight cuff still fur
ther permits of ease. .Sometimes the
big shoulder putts end in a short tight
cuff, little more than a band, but an
e"en better flnUh is a frill of laoe, or
tbe sleeve puff is caught in at the ei
oow and ends in a frill of the eloeve
stuff ornamentod In any one of a variety
of dainty ways. Thus completed are
the sleeves of the first pictured cos
tume in this column, which is a very
stylish dress in dark-blue flowered
ohallie, the tkirt having panniers of
(silk ore p' in with hemstitched cages.
At th s top the sleeves have challie
st-aus fastened with velvet ouitons,
and the bretelb-s end In a " lain llt
that encircles the walsL The over-
oowkeo roa a oahdb party.
iklrt of the figured goods comes to
about six inches of the underskirt's
hem. and is looped up at loth sides,
while the underskirt beneath Is from
plain blue challie pinked out about the
Tbe sleeves ot tbe second gown
shown are much larger at the bottom
than at the top. end niKt above the el
bow, n nd are finished by bands of
mousse line chiffon- V. ith them are
worn long cloves, which U not so com'
fortable a thought, but summer maids
when dressing for garuen fetes, will
fir t consider style and appearances.
Tbe bodice of this dainty cotitume.
which is composed of gray eilk. comes
insidi the skirt, hooks In the center,
and the draped plastron of white
tnousaeline chill on lap over. Its lower
part forms a fined vest, from which
straps oi ine aress stun exieaa uiiwara
to the shoulders. A belt of wide rib
bon ties in front In a large bow, with
fancy passementerie, l he skirt may
be either gored or circular, and has a
front breadth ot the moussoilne chif
fon, the corners of the stuff at the bot
tom being ornamented, as shown, with
st. el passementerie.
Even cooler are tne sleeves on tne
next dress chown, which are puffed
full t? the elbow and end in a lace rrl.L
There is a suggestion of coolness, too,
In tbe gown s cut at the neck. The
whole constats of a slightly trained
skirt of cream-colored figured pongee i
and a princess overdress of gray ere- j
pon, which has a Bma.i vest oi wius-
or sriiiaixo cit.
red slcllienne let In at the fide seam.
The vest is finished with large reveru
of vellow tafieta. and a deep bloui-e
i . v,i, mi.
w I Ml nil ivuiai u.
Women's riding habits have expe
rienced a great change of late and now
are not unlike street dresses Tailor
mades are responsible for this, because
the latter are now so much worn, and
they combine so many louche of nvue j
cullnlty tbat the mannisn suggestions
have departed from the riding habit,
till the only pronounced one remaining
la tbe footwear. When women first
took to the stovepipe and skln-flt habit,
It was because it was about her only
ehanoe to copy the severity of a man
get-up, aad she felt teen a ehanoe
ought to be made the moit of. Now
tba girt oa horse back need not look a
fright unlaw she haslets on It Very
wall effects are gotten out of choco
late cloth with scariet waistcoat, putty
color with white, and .tone-gray with
dark-blue. The acket may button
oloaely to the thr oat if the linen i to
ba avoided for any ream. Verr slen
der wotcen wear a bodice that has no
skirts and which thow. off the f gura
strikingly, while the old-time basjuw
witn the postilion back bimpiy ruined
woman's contour.
Shirt waiets are the dominant part
ot outing dresses, and a charge of
wa st temingly puts the wearer into
an entirely diuerent costume. This is
a point taken advantage of by n any a
maid of slender means, and bv an ither
trick she may make herself doubly en
vied at little expense. She can
easily give the lnipreseion that
she has a sailor hat for tach
shirt waist by providing heroelf
7- i MU.
tf7 4
voa scMMca arrERKOosi.
with a lot of hat bands. These are cut
lust the right length aod have button
holed places for the prongs of the
buckle to go through. The burkle is
silver and a modest outfit is complete
with one or two of them, which mav
be adjusted to each change of band,
though It is better If each of the bands
hasltsown Duckieai passea tnrougn. in
this cane the buckle has a little under
row of hooks and those catch into tiny
stlvor rings on the hemmed end of the
band. Thoro Is ju-t a single move ana
the new land is adjusted, buckle and
ail, and after being put In position it
can bo tightened or loosened. The
ribbon should match the color of the
waist or of the trimmings. It is
deemed the very best taste to have the
waist trimmed with rlotxm and to nave
the band of hat and ribbon exactly
maU-hinp. This sort Is very htiffly
filled ard has a decided r?p. with a
white duck gown, the cwaggor thing is
a made band f duck that runs through
a strap of the name, and fastens with a
single pearl button, which fits In cuff-
button fashion, more is a rancy aiso
for 'studding" the hat Instead of
running It through a buck'e. In this
cae three dress ttU'is are inserted
along the width of the band, just be
fore Its taiior-mado point, ana go
through both thicknoKsos, holding tne
band quite secure. Thoy may be con
nected by t ny gold chains, and the et
of little studs formerly sold for fasten
ing baby dresses are now dignified in
the shop window with a placard call-
Ing them "hat studs." It is much bet
ter to bave "oouventr" studs instead of
purchased onot, and, if the summer s
men are nice, it will provo much cheup-
er. too for the girls.
While tailor cuts predominate for
mornl, g wear, they are away In the
minority by the middle of the af:er
n on, wuon gowns cannot be too daint
ily designed. An example of ta.tulul
elegance is shown in the fourth Illus
tration, whe eln hellotrojie mous-ieliiie
chiffon and black point d'e-prit tul'e
are combined. The ekirt is made of
acc rriion floated ehitlc.n, and the
overdress con ists ot the tuile. nooks
in iroilv, anu u a v ui pirmcu
m ussflline ( nitron which laps over.
The pleated skirt U lined with silk,
may bo slightly stlTonod, if doidred,
and is fini bed on the inside with a
gathered chiffon frilL Tbe bodice part
has a fitted silk lining, and the tulle
fronts are rounded at the bottom and
draped from the middle of the hklrt t )
the shoulders. The sleeves c onsist of
large puffs finished with a triangular
piece of tulle bordered with holioiroe
and black tinsel galloon and a deep
hell trope silk fringt. The long cuffs
are plain.
The final picture shows a natty ten
nis costume for which blue anl wliiio
striped flann -1, serge or cheviot will
be serviceable. The gored skirt is
perfectly plain and the fullness in back
is pather-d The blouse is worn in
side the fkirt, hook-i attho side, and is
Slue tne miri ouoa nJ muo, aim in
polnleil revers, turned down colar and
double epaulettes, while the sleeve
have big puffs tbat reivh to the el
Imiws, and long, light ouffs. The eton
iacket should be made of rlld dark
blue stu ;. et her serge or cheviot
Copyrltfbt, IS".
There were Il,43r,,487 barrels of salt
pn duoed In the United UUtes in the
year 1MM, aa against 11,7H6,7S barrels
In l"f'2, a falling off of 3ftO,2fi7 barrels.
Each barrel weighed 280 pounds, mak
ing a total of 3,101,891,000 pounds.
DRAjanoi are violent purgatives,
auoh aa fambrgs, etc.
I Holland tbe peasant girls who
are swalnless at fair time hire young
men for the occasion A handsome who is a good dancer has a blgb
val e, so much so tbat sometime
three girls have to club together to
hire o e wa n.
The Argand lamp was discovered
byArgand.Jr. While Argand, Sr.,
was studying bow to produce a white
light the boy ciapped the broken
neck of a wine bottle over t e dull
red flame of tbe lamp and the work
was done.
Tub Congo Free State Is really a
colony of Belgium, having a central
government at Brussels, by which
affairs of tbe Free .State are ad min
ster ed. its area is estimated at
bou.OOO siuare miles, its population
at ie,ooo,ooa
To make animals unconscious be
fore slaughtering Is considered hu
mane In Berne, Swlizerland A test
was recently made there by lc.'al en
actineni, and It took six quarts of
alcohol to render an ox unfeelingly
Box elder trees are said to furnish
a sap so closely resembling the sap of
the maple tbat It can be used as a
t-ubstltute, and experts cannot detect
the difference. hu cessful experi
ments bave been made In Nebraska.
Thkuk are four round churches In
England, Northumberland possesses
one; Little Maplestead In Essex an
other; the Temple Church, Lond n,
is the tbl d, and Holy .Sepulcber,
Cambridge, Is the fourth.
When suddenly frightened llards
will oft 'n diop their tails and scurry
away. The discarded member, bounc
ing up and down, attracts tbe atten
tion of the enemy and enables au es
cape to be effected.
An astronomer calculates tbat if
the diameter ot the sun Is daily di
minished by two feet, over 3,000
years must elapse ere the astronomi
cal instrument now io use could de
tect the diminution.
The East India ship worm will In
a few months destroy any vessel by
eating outtbe Intcrrior of the beams
and planks. Tbey will be left a mere
shell tbat can be shattered by tbe
So great Is the echo in one of the
r oras of the Pantheon tbat the
striking together of the palms of Ihu
hands Is said to make a noise e ual
to that of a twelve pound tannon.
A Oeumas scientist has succeeded
In propagating sponges artificially.
Ills first cost was .u, cost or main
tenance almost nothing, and a crop
of 4.000 sponges as a result
At Lafayette, Ala., recently, two
persons were married wbo bad walked
seventy Dullest' find an oliclal to
lerform tbe ceremony, it was a run
away marriage at that.
It Is estimated that fifty persons
have been lynched in the inlted
States since the beginning of 1U4.
Of ibis number thirty eight victims
were colored,
Wiikn the dague reotype was a
new Invention the face of the sitter
for a portrait was dusted with a
white powder.
QThb most costly medicine In the
world Is metallic gallium, which Is
worth (loo,000a po md
To Hake Toast.
Toast is regarded by many as a
dainty. In fact, to some It Is ab
solutely essential that all bread they
eat shall be toasted. And yet, In all
these, years and years that toast has
been made, Is It not singular how few
peo le understand the making of the
perfect article. In the first place
the bread should be rather stale. If
too freh It will be apt to burn In
stead of browning. But even the
fresher variety may be browael to a
nicety, if proper fare be taken.
First, lay your sll es In tbe oven a
few moments, not In a pan,' but
across the burs. Tnis will permit
them to dry off a little all over. It
laid In a pan the underside would
"sweat'' and becomes softer than be
fore After this slightly drying pro
cess has taken place, put It between
the wires of your toaster and turn
briskly i ack and forth over a bed of
coals, regulating the distance at
which you shall h ild it. by the heat
of tbe tire. By this meant the en
tire i o tlon of the two sides will be
come a beautiful even brown, more
or less deep a co ding to tbe length
of time. The great secret In making
all toast is this turning back and
forth In the beginning, a moment
, later it may be allowed to
An loh en-
l t)rey Upon one s'de.
I'referre l W hite Meat.
"Though lions are timid enough ia
the day-t ino," said a well-seasoned
I African hunter, "when tbe sun has
set and darkness comes on they le.
come bold and fearless, and often
urged by hunger reckless and daring.
It Is by no means unusual for oxen
to tie seized at the yoke or horses to
be killed Inside tbe stable, or wheu
tied to the wheel of a wagon; while
In Mashonaland alone four men were
carried off and eaten by lions during
the first two years of the occunation
of the c tuntry. One i f these unfor
tunates was a young man wbo was
i about to start a market garden in the
neighborhood of I mtall settleu.ent.
lie had gone away with a cart and
four oxen 1 1 buy some native meal
at one of the Ka l.r kraals, and bad
outspanned for the night at a spot
about six miles distant from the little
township The oxen were tied up to
the yokes and Mr. Teale was lying
asleep under tbe cart, alongside of a
native, when a lion walked up and
seized bim by tbe shoulder, carried
bltn off and ate him. Tbl lion, be
it noted, showed a refined taste Io
disregarding the Kaffir and seizing
tbe European."
Although; thla li a free country,
oo man ha tba right to chocse be
tween smallpox aod vac. (nation.