The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, December 13, 1894, Image 8

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Umm W Cu BapMJr Improra d Hstms
-iMflal Apntas u rr la Wtatar
ZnUala School
Pro tela.
la tbe construction given In agricul
tural Journal regarding the com
xoajKjin of well balaned ration for
live tiuck, the word protein frequently
ocean. AU farmr may not clearly
comprehend tbe mining of the word.
IrjWu la defined by Prof. Armsby aa
a ujiit given to an Important group
of an balances, of which w ashed lean
nt'il or the white of egg ma; be taken
aa tlx- type. Tbey all contain about
16 pt-r orDL of the element of nltro
gi, which la entirely lacking in the
(hjvs- oLhrr substance, water, aah and
fat, cumiKing the body of an animal.
mjui art remarkably similar In their
ZiMral propertle. Tbe organic iart
mt bone, the ligament and muscle
wtiVh bind together and more the
feoaea, tbe akin, the Internal organ a,
the brain and nerve In abort, all tbe
working machinery of the body, are
uwpued very largely of protein.
Omaequttntly, thin group of substance
la of great importance, and a due sup
V7 of It In the food, particularly to
arrowing anlmala. la lndlapenaable.
1 Facta About Com,
Cow "In milk will consume nearly
per cent, more water than the aame
w when not giving milk. The New
York Experiment Station at Geneva
faucd as aa average of several breed
bt each cow drank 1.039 pounds of
' lcr and consumed 547 pounds more
la food per raaoth. During lactation
' tbe a rem ire per month waa 1,VH
' pound drank and 774.8 pound con
awned in food. The pound of water
consumed for each pound of milk
produced were aa fallows: Ayrshire
-36. tJuerosey 5.r7. Holatelns 4.43,
Jerseys 5 21, Shorthorn 5. Hoideniess
IVvoa 4.H2. making an averag
pound. The need of an abua
r dance of water la evident
J Charcoal for Corn-Fed Hog. 1
A diet wholly of corn 1 very hard M
le If food doe not digest In the
lacb It must aonr. for It tempera-
Is alwayt at W degree, which la
eitreme heat for a summer's day.
Wiwn aourlng of tbe stomach occurs, it
as remedied by feeding charcoal. Th;
ft not, however, a permanent remedy.
The charcoal 1 carbonaceous, and
therefore the larger part of It I like 1h
eorn. it 1 the potash mixed with it
' Zttat corrects the acidify. But tbe bet-
ler way is not to let the sTmnach jet 1
assjr Keed wen the fattening hoc j
asjrne line wheat middlings with milk '
and a few sliced beet dally. Thin will '
aerp their digestion good, and when
food digest It doe not aour on
'Iteatorlna Worn-oat Land.
There la a great denl of difference In
fa character of "exhauted soil."
.'Ho(im i really all tin t thew- words 'm
js)y. li w low In texture, and root of
crop have no trouble going through
it, an hmg a there In anything for tliem
a get i here in anotli-r soil containing
sewrh clay, witicii when jmrtly eibaust
wti of vegetable tnattcr locks Itself Into
rloda. atiich root cannot penetrate.
Aaalyis will show a considerable de- j
re of fertility in this land. It Is nu-
Or tuot benefited by timWdralnliu.
Tmat with clover will bring the soli In
ur two years w, it will produce
aod tTopN. The light soil also nevds ,
arrow clover to Increase the vegetv
Mr matter In the soil. Usually, bow
rrer, when the vegetable matter la ex
aanated on sandy soil It needa a dress
sag of potash or lime or both to enable
It to grow a catch of clover. It will
probably need repeated applications of
fbewr mineral nntll the land ha grown
orreiwive crops of clover, and ha thua
Increased It store of vegetable matter
m Ux sod.
French Horaa Breed in a.
Jan. 1, 184, the total number of
ataniuaa In the National Ilaraa roue
to ZC78 head, and was composed In
following manner: I"ure-bred Eng
Usi. VXf. Arabs, 87; English Arab.
307; half bred, l,8ifl; draft horses.
This number will Increase pro
grisssvely for alx years. The number
animals In the national establlah
saenia rose 100 In W.t2, and fifty In
liKJ; tbla Increase will continue by
fifty every year ontll 1000. It ban been
calculated that the produce obtained
aa torn year by the aid of the national
ataJIiona reached a total of 12fl,WiO
Tbe report state that except on
occasions the importation of for-
ixn boraea has progressively dimin
ished for fourteen yenrs, while expor
tation baa Increased. The following
akowa the two extremes of this setiea
at fourtaen years: In 1HH0, Ira porta -tiona,
15,174 bend; exportatlons, 9,628;
ma. ImporUUons, 25.209; expiru
thsaa, 24,121 animals. Belgium bought
rise largest number (13,000) of anl
saala; taen came Oennany with 6,430;
and then Switzerland with 2,474.
gives us some Idea of the Euro-
horse trade. Here we see horses
by the thousands, and with our
liFWHKJ horses we do not raise them
oasl eootigb to go Into that market
Wttk oar facilities for breeding and
lajatag good horses we might send
fljhip loads of high -class horses at bbj
to all the European countriea
French Government hara is
oat all breading stallions but
tfca baat; Ttteristary ImapectJon is drlr
tsaf mt all tba aaaoaii4 stslUoas; thoa
tt H Oa bsttsr dssss of draft aad esseb
lonta la rraaM ars bv
llterlni L4t w brl
Idly Improve our horses Wrstsrn
Keeping Apple la Winter.
To have apple and pear keep In
good condition in the winter season It
ta necessary to atart with sound fruit
The practice la to leave winter fruit
hang on tbe tree until freezing weath
er la near at band. With ua thU la
about the first of November Tbe fmlt
must then be carefully picked, that
none of It be bruised, if It can be
apread out In a cool room for a week
or two, until the "sweating- I over, so
much the better. After this the fruit
may be barreled and placed in any cool
cellar, the cooler the better, If It be de
sired to keep the fruit a long as posst
ble. When In barrel, more air may be
permitted In the cellar than otherwise.
In cellars almost airtight, or where the
air la slightly damp, that tbe fruit will
not wither. It may be spread ont on
ahelvea two or three layer thick, and
In this way It will keep very well, floch
apples a Men I hi vis, Kidge Pippin, ked
Komanite. Baldwin, etc.. can be kept
until spring In eucn a place, provided
the temperature can be kept low.
TVhen dry air flows freely through a
fruit cellar the contenta spoil. Tbe
fruit loee It moisture andhrlv;lt
away while still Immature, and many
a good kind becomes denounced by
thoae wbo fill to ripen It because tbey
penult It to shrivel away in aottie plae
unnt for preservation of fruit in winter
Koine of our good quality winter tears
can be kept In tbe way described: Tbe
Mollnea, Lawrence, Winter Xella. awl
ottaern.and even tbe Vicar of Wakefield
are of this list. The cool temperature
oken of I recommended for the fruit
which ! to be kept a long a bile. Aa
ox,n aa anpply of ripe fruit ia wanted,
it rami be taken from the cool hotiae to
a waruMTone. but still It should be free
from air. Clone clowt In a warm room
ia a good plac for It There a re always
among fruit some which display aigna
of ripening before others, and these
should be tbe one selected to be taken
to the ripening room. By selecting in
this way, ripe fruit of some kind can
be had all wluter long Practical
Weed Heeds la W eater a Ha.
There was a time when Western
farms were comparatively clear of
weeds, but the slack cultivation given
to corn grow n by tbe hundred acre left
always some weed that eacaped th'
horse cultivator. After a time weeds
became so plentiful that the corn crop
waa greatly lessoned and baa become
unprofitable. Tbea the land waa seed
ed down, and Western baled hay began
to come east ward. Mruta of this la f all
of weeds, ripened and ready to shell
their seeds. We know farmers who
have introduced bad weeds unknown
on their laud before by purctiaalug ma
nure from city stables where Western
baled hay la nited. We may In this way
Introdwe the KuHnlan thistle, though
on cultivated ground where roanare Is
used tijat la not so dangerous as It Is
where a chance seed may fall apon
some neglecb-d spot w here It will rtpen
Ita seed before It Is seen. Exchange.
The Farm aa a Training Rchool.
It remain true eveti to-day that the
farm is the chief and bent school for the
training of oipable men that exist In
this country. It la otherwise In Euro;',
where one doe not find a class corre-
sponding to the independent American
' farmer. But with us the fnrmer Is a
j sujierb trainer of boys. Ills bids atv
I learning real things, while the town
boy a too often are merely studying In
the books tbe pale reflation of thing.
The farmer boy knows early about
land and soils, alvut crops aud their
rotations; about the seasoua. the wcath-
,r, ani Hiicut of lbe wkr. He grows
UI i falI1iiHr acmalntanre with sni.
mals. He owns a dog; be ha a favor
ite horse; be ride wild colts; he feeds
the homed cattle. He helps In the
planting and In the harvesting. He la
usually versed In wood lore, and knows
trees, plants, squirrels, rabbits and
groundhog. He hunts with a gun and
goes nulling. He develops superb
health. He helps repair the fence; be
learns about tools, and masters tba
complexities of farm machinery. In
short tba range of bis practical krtowl
edge becomes very great Albert "haw,
In Review of Reviews.
Hceda and Hhcatea.
Your home tells the stranger what yon
are. What kind of a reputation doe
It give you?
The man wbo works all th week
ought not to worry on Kunday. Worry
Is the hardest kind of work.
Hard time are not made any better
by brooding over them and whining
about them. It Is better to smile than
to slgb any time. Half our evils are
imaginaryand most of the other half
A modern philosopher once said that
tbe man who worked for nothing and
boarded himself, hardly ever earned
more than he got
"Well fed I half bred" 1 a true say
ing. No man ever starved money out
of live-stock.
If you make companions of your
children, you are laying up a store of
comfort for your old age that will re
turn a very large Interest on the Invest
ment ,
Most of hired men have souls, but
some employers treat tbem aa if they
bad not Nothing paya better In the
way of returns than to treat the hired
man aa If be were a human being. A
ward of praise now and then makes
work much easier for the man.
Somebody baa said, "Yon must feed
your fans If yon want It to faad your
and Into Is true. I f on keep taking off
yoor farm and never pat anything
back, 70 ar braadlng poverty for
rear eaOdr.
Whs re, tea t cow, sell tba poorest
am fa bars, bat don't waar that aba
tofMbaotaata, It Is pretty bard to do
Cfe, bwt H eaa bs atot, ud oa wUI
si be am for K
Great Variety of Collarettea oa New
Uawna-Hodlcea Nut He Ikaintilr
Contrived -For Mark Csed aa Trii
aiing--Gr; Aatrakaaa I Popular,
Dtai Faahioa'a Decree a.
New l'rk Cvmapusdesc :
Al.MMJ In nura
bers snd variety
with every show
lug of new gown
are th collar
ettea that top
them. From
simple b s n d of
ribbon fastening
at the back nn
der two little
frills to an affair
that is almost an
entire toilet In it
self, there are lit
erally hundred
if Intermediate novelties for the em
belliabtnent of costume and wearer In
th shape of bands, pufferies, bows.
and flddlededeea of all aorta, and all
may be called collarettes. Old-fash
loned lace collar, round at the back
and coming to points at tbe front. Are
set on stocks, tbe space between tbe
front points of tbe collar being filled
with gathered chiffon over satin to
match the stock A fold of velvet
drawn In many soft crinkles about the
neck fastens at tbe back under a huge
pair of fan like loops. At the lower
edge of the colls r In front Is fastened
a fan of chiffon. A yard and a quarter
of five-Inch chiffon Is needed. This 1
doubled and drawn In at the centre
under a buckle or a fold of Itself.
Scores of these collarette models are
put forward Invitingly and are grablted
np quickly, too, for the bodice now
moat be daintily contrived, and If some
unosnal effect Is only Included In It
It is liked all the mora If a neck At.
(ng Isn't obtainable then almost any
sort of oddity will ds- as well, only,
aa ha been explained, seek scresaorte
are more abundant Turn to the Ini
tial Illustration for a grod sirhatttote.
The novelty here la In the vest, which
is of the skirt material dotted velvet
and over the buat spread In two
small but conspicuous revera. Thereat
of the bodice Is of brocaded satin; It
la worn inside the skirt, and Its jacket
fronts are ornamented with' huge pearl
buttons. ,
Now and then a bodice Is seen whose
ornamentation Is so elaborate and on so
grand a scale that It seem necessary to
have Ita pattern extend on to the skirt
below, otherwise the full effect of the
design cannot be expressed. Ra con
trived Is the bodice of the second
sketch. Here the materia la are A ma
son cloth and liberty velvet, the bodice
being plain In bark and cornhtg Inside
the skirt Its cloth front Is pleated, and
tbe velvet yoke showily appliqaed.
Bows of ribbon set off the collar, front
and waist, and the applique design of
the yok appears on the sleere cuffs.
and Is repeated In magnified form on
the skirt below. - The sleeve paffs ar
from th cloth. Rut for the applique.
the cloth skirt is entirely plain, and
the whols I a very handsome gown.
It could be made even more rich by
making the sleeve entirely of velvet
In the fur-trimmed example that th
artist presents here, the pelt I not only
used to ornament the bodice, bat ex
tend over the skirt from waist nearly
to bain, tba strips meeting and Imtbv
ttoff a long, harp-polBtsd oversklrt
OolaVrD-bfowB broadcloth la tba dress
atosT, th far la wool seal, and tba skirt
Is stein la front nod la godst piaata at
th back. Th bodies Is pUta and tbt
tttng both bach and front, and oa Ita
front only there I produced 1th th
fur th effect of a double pointed yoke.
A band of fur mark th Juncture of
sleeve puffs and ruffe, and a boa of it
protects the throat
Tbe rang of price for tbe different
fur offered In these trimming strip 1
great so that everyone ahould be suit
ed. Nearly all of them are dresay and
handsome. 8ome of them. Indeed, are
wore suitable wben tbu liced up thau
otherwise. Astrakhan, for Instance,
except aa an embellishment or flnlsh,
does not look rhesp. It Is suitable only
for elderly women of very quiet Uun.
snd for u h look ell lu aiui'le ix
or even In whole cloaka Kor younger
wearera of stylish pretentions, skirt-
less short Jacket with velvet or luolre
sWves may be made of It, sucb little
double breated affairs In-lng always
Jsoutlly becoming to any figure that Is
not too stout For facing of collars snd
the edging and flnUb of cloth gowns,
the fur alway look well. There Is an
effort to revive the popularity of gray
astrakhan. Nothing in the world I w
trying to th complexion of the av
erage woman In winter aa this fur, and
lu revival ta almost enough to wir
rant advising women wearing It In
summer If tbey must abow their admir
ation for It
Women have good reason to raise up
their hands and cry, "I-oug live the
plain skirt and fancy waist"' It is a
fashion from which can be worked
wonder of economy. A woman hav
ing one skirt of black satin, velvet or
moire, and another of Ivory satin,
brocade or moire, both cut Just right,
witn great organ pipe fold at the
back, a well setout hem all around
and a general stiffness and crikpnek
to tbe whole, will be equipped for all
but the most formal affairs. If she has
a well-cboen outfit of fancy waist.
Sometimes, wben the hue and cut
are comparatively quiet, very Jaunty
effect are produced by this fashion.
An example of It Is portrayed by th
fourth picture, wherein Is depleted s
Jilting costume of black satin. The
waist lias a foil front gathered at the
neck and belt, and btark velvet collar,
belt and shoulder knots. It 1 com-
pleted by accordion-pleated epaulette
and baaqus of black tnousaeline d
sola. The plain skirt is pleated In back.
With this Is sketched a hat that Is de
signed to accompany the drsaa, with
which It 1 In tasteful accord. There
Is a low crown of black wings, the
edges toward tba outside, and tbe gar
niture consist of knots of pale blue
velvet back and front two upright
wings, and a fancy black aigrette.
8pnlh hats are much worn, even by
very staid-looking folks, but th latter
type Is not at her best wlib a torredo
hat aslant her head, and cocked out of
line by a row of brilliant rose or a fold
of velvet set next ber hair on on side.
The yonng and pretty girl looks, per
haps, a little bit too daubing In the aarae
style, but that I not now deemed ob
jectionable. One trick that I especial
ly expressive of challenge ia that of
westing th hat whose brim upturn,
anyhow well Iwck upon the fore' cad.
The next and final picture shows one
of this sort In this Instance It consist
of a wire shape covered with blue vel
vet, and trimmed In front with ostrich
plujne and an aigrette.
Beside till: flat, the picture shows a
simple and nstty lilu serge gown. In
It an entirely plain skirt la topped by a
blouse wsist thst fssten st the side,
and la ornamented on the left shoulder
with three satin knots. Klmllsr knots
are used to drape the sleeves, and also
appear oa the folded satin belt Tbe
folded collar baa a larger rosett in
Oo7 right. ISM,
Taw proportion of whites ha la
rsanjfl sai l that of oolorad population
baa aacraaaaa at aa k esaawagoaptlaaT
thoaa takao In ISloaai lam
t baU
Aa Artist's Kipniesct la Palatini an
, Old liuddblat I'rleat.
r Crowds of jieple assembled as w
arrived at tbe Inn. Just before suuw-t
and among others I spotted tbe tine
bead of an old Buddhist priest, says a
writer In the Fortulgttly Review. Af
ter a long confabulation and a few
strings of cash, which pasaed from tuf
pocket Into his hand. I a able to In
duce blin to sit for bis picture and I
dashed off a sketch in oil before he
bad time to change bis uilnd. I'nfort
unately the large crowd that had gath
ered around, especially the women
folk, seemed to scold blm and talk an
grily at him for bis silliness tn sitting,
owing to the strange notion that pre
vails In China -and. In fart, nearly all
over the East -that If an image I re
produced, a soul has to be given to it
and that the person portrayed baa to
te the supplier of It at his own expen.
Tie venerable old Buddhist priest who
waa nursing hi "cash on bis Up while
being Immortalised on a wooden panel,
and bad a carloua twinkle In his eye, as
If he knew better, resisted bravely for
some time and sat like a sUtne, but
finally had to give In.
You will die." cried an old woman at
blm; "I saw your soul coming out of
you and go Into the picture. I did, re
ally; I saw it with my own eyesT
"Ko did I ." cried a hundred other
voices In a chorus.
By tbe time tbe t.rtest had got np
they had half convinced him that at
least balf bis soul had really gone oat
of him; but had the soul fone or not, be
would go and take tbe cash for safe
keeping to bis borne first and complain
and ask for tbe restitution of hi lost
property afterward. He wa a sen si
ble man. Po was I, and knowing what
waa coming, the moment be had gone
I went into the room and packed the
sketch safely, then took another clean
panel and smeared It over with the
scrapings of ray palette to ihow him In
stead. In rase he would com back and
wish tbe picture destroyed. Twenty
minutes had hot elapsed when be w
back again, of course without the
"cash." holding hi stomach and com
plaining of Internal agonies.
"I am going to die," he cried, the mo
ment be saw me; "yon have taken
away half my soul!"
"Certainly I have," said I, stemly
"Ton did not expect me to give you all
that 'cash' for lews than half your soul.
did you T'
"tih. no! but I wish It back, as I feel
so bad now without It"
"All right," snld I, "I shall go In the
room and destroy the Image I did of
you; will yn then be satisfied T'
Here the other panel, smeared with
palette scrapings, was produced, after
making pretense at destroying It with
a knife, and never In my if have I
seen an ejpreiwlon of relief to equal
that of the priest. He bad not felt half
bis soul so tiitich going out of him, but
he certainly fell It coming !ork again.
He could swear by It. He was now
fierfertly well agnln!
This wonderful cure gave us all a
very busy eveulug All th villagers
who had complaint of any sort came
to u to in- restored to health. A leper
who had lost sll his fingers wished me
to make them grow again; and a pitiful
case of a HKr child, only a few month
old, was brought up. whose mother.
while busy stirrlug boiling water In a
big cauldron, had dropped the child in
by mistake. He was so badly scalded
that I am afraid, though I tried to re
lieve his pain, the poor child cannot
have lived more than a few hours.
Landed KeLatee la Tbla (Viantry.
There are cause that operate
against the feKllflllly of establishing
ami maintaining for auy length of time
large landed estates In this country.
The condition here ar very different
from those existing In England. Kng
llb land holdings are generally pro
ductive. There Is a considerable ten
antry on every estate that bring In an
nnual revenue sufllcU-nl to maintain
the property. In America the landed
estate are generally unproductive. To
main tana iheui requires sn enormous
annual outlay. Tbey should be con
sldered. therefore, a luxuries that can
be safely enjoyed only by persons of
vast wealth during tbelr life time.
A legacies tbey prove to be lnrnm
bra nit I bat root a small fort a no to
maintain and that are very hard to
turn Into cash. The late Ihivld Dow
appreciated this when he remarked to a
friend that although be wa worth
lo,i)00,0fio, he could not afford to own
hi beautiful country plc st Irving
ton. When his friend asked him why,
be said. "1 have a large family of chil
dren. When my estate comes to m di
vided among tbetu my country sent will
be regardi-d as an nndeirabl legacy
With li.(s.,000 It U ,-nnx to maintain!
with only f 2,j0.ikiij or $.'Wi,( j w ))
prove a burden."-New York Nun.
Occupations fur Women.
Among the trades is-cullarly suited
to women Is that of repairing and riv
eting broken glass and china and mend
Ing delh-ate fan and ornament. There
seem no (KMKthle reason why women
ahould not lie employed In Jewelers'
shops to repair clicks snd watches, for
which deft finger and careful hand
ling are essential. Another occupa
tion out of which some women make a
comfortable living la writing letters for
PH.le. generally for scrvsrits and
other too Ignorant to write for thetu
selves. t se ft r ( rasy I au-hea.
Since the short lived "craxy quilt"
rage subsided there ba not been much
use for bits of silk and velvet which ac
cumulate In many household at a rap
Id rate. Owe woman eula such scrp
Into narrow strl. runs them together
on tba wrong side, and makes fancy
stitches with tiling on the right Tbey
ara thus made Into long strips of bril
liant coloring, which ara Joined to
fathar with alternato pier of velvet
Th whole make a slumber eo trial
and la lined with tbla alia.
A silcssia w no for Owe a
a Cabinet tHHrrr.
In spite of the fsct that Hi
generally some hundred of ap,
for each ottW In the gift of an
lug aduilulstratloa, occasion!;
officeholder tsH-otm-s a willing
to tbe illusiou that his abilii
of such a transcendent natur.
make blm absolutely iidUr
to the working of his articu
partment and that If anything
happen whereby all the chief.
away by some besom of destr
should become uuable to att
their duties, he could carry
affairs of the nation. Hucu a
ter, say Kate Field's Wand
was an old watchman who t
keep guard tn the Department
tice during th Harrison adm
iion. r rom loug association w
legal light In the building
lleved be had Imbibed a fair s)
learning In the law. aud so wh
night a telegram sddressed to t
torney General come after ho
had no hesitancy In opening
reading Its message. It asked UJ
"1 a man to be held responsi
s crime committed while under
fluence of llquorf
The watchman pondered ovr
message for some time, and tl-
ho pondered the more ronvlncJ
became that tbe case wa urge
that ir immeaiaie action we
taken the life of some fellow crJ
would te placed In Jeopardy. IM
abundantly able to sympatliln-
the unfortunate, aa he knew whs
influence of liquor waa, and In
no doubt th law of the land
say he waa not responsible, r
que ntly he sent the laconic anrnJ
"No, Indeed. John Jooea, In
of Department of Jut1ce."
Of coume ther waa an lmmj
attack on the Attorney Oenern
sucb a decision, and the matter
to the ear of the department. A
veatigalion waa made and the w
man suspended for three moot
Hons Carlo Ana wen CI van d
Uvea la a Written F.samlnatH
Tbe uncivilised nation are like
rtren in their simplicity and gull
ne Every adult know what
question a child will ask sod
curlou explanations they are In
habit of giving. Nothing could ej
the child like simplicity of the
tlona lately given In an rxamlna!
In chemistry held In an Indian
"rSulphur Is a smellfnl gas. Nltr
I a remarkably buy ga and is
for nothing. Carbon always etU
a dark room. There I no living I
In the whole world that doe not
tain carbon.
"(is I made by filling a poker
coal and heating It Chlorine
botheration to the throat Hydrog J
a colorless. Invincible gaa and b
Itself without anybody' help. N
add i Used In the preparation of
rant electricity. It is very bad
teachers to pour It on onr band.
"Kida Is formed by bearing cnJ
oil and potash. Caustic soda Is nw i
the manufacture of soda water,
this Is used in medicine for purgn
purjxwte. Caustic odn I oe-d
summer drink. Quicklime I mndi
pouring water on staked lime. We
eat this substance Ca; It has
(lower of digesting food.
"Lime Is used as a kind of gum
builder to stick brick together.
Battle on fiuita.
Jn 174H, when Marshal Hax
traveling through the low Outiln
he came to the town of Namur. in
glum. Among other thing which
clttxena did In hi honor. Ihey got if
battle on stilts. The town was snl
to overflows from Uie rivers on
side of It and the people, from much
of stilts at such time, bad become v
expert with them, and often had
battle on holldaya.
The young men formed themael
Into opposing armies, with flags
trumpet to make the scene gay.
it wa against the rule to use a
or weapon of any sort, or to strike wl
th fists. Tunchlng with their elb
and kicking with tbelr stilt, to knd
their opponents' legs from under th
were the methods of assault employt
In these stilt battles.
It was rough sport, tor the comt
ants fought a If tbelr live and fi
tunes depended on the result: and
though no one was ever seriously
Jnrod, there were many bruised a
and leg liefore a battle was decide'
The wives and sister of the combfl
ants rliwrwl them on. and hastewd
tbe SHMlstance of thoae who fell, hel
Ing tbem up again aa noon as tbey hi
Marshal 8axe declared on thr ocH
slon of the battle arranged In hi bom
that If two real arrale should fig
with as much fury sa was displayed I
these young fellows on stilt, the battl
would deserve no better name than ibi
of butchery.
Reflected Light.
Horn month ago an Engllab man
facturer made a number of xrl
tuenta to determine the best method
Illuminating hi cloth mills. (Iss let!
Incandescent lamps and arc lights wei
Sll trleci and found wsniln as th
either failed to give lleht varnish, sail
too much light or cast hesvv shadow!
Finally, a continental Idea waa adopt
eo. I he wsiu of a room war palnM
wnn and under each of a number
are light was susmnad a rmAmrt
which throw all of tba Ibjht up to Ui
wnne ceiling, froai which It wa
ectad to tba roan balow. Tbla ayt
tB was succaasfal from th oals
ad baa atlractad nmiHtiiili attei
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