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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 27, 1898)
THE NATTY BICYCLE GIRL,
EFORH be got
In-r bicycle he
S'jiiif-t iiiie tued
The in-iit and wash
the dishes, and
help her mother
She would even
sweep the parlor
Bud dust the
And once she did
the w a b h i n g,
thousrh it almost
broke her back.
Jul now she's cut her bicycle she doesn't
do a thing
About the house, bnt day and night she'
always on the win.
She's done a dozen centuries, and more,
I've heard it said,
Whil her mother doe the washing,
weep and dusts, and makes the
Phe looks extremely natty In her brief
She often talks with strangers, and she
has been known to flirt.
He health was never better; brown and
roy is her kin,
Bin her mother, if you'll notice, is looking
worn and thin.
Perhaps the greatest of all social mis
take Is to he continually talking about
hd'K self. There Is no word In all t!i
vivabulary of conversation ho tedious
to others as that personal pronoun "I."
Another social folly is "gosh," There
Is au insincere ring atmut It. True,
there are peottle who eush from sheer
gcod-uature in wishing to give pleas -
u, yet they should remember that
eien amiable exaggeration la like a
ci,ars! sugar plum, agreeable at first,
but leaving a doubtful taste lu the
Ja the other hand, there Is a certain
cUss of people In society who are
eiuauy rooiwn in going to the other
extreme. They feign indifference about
nertmy ana everything, seldom ex -
pressing either Interest or appreciation.
a social roiiy is to imagine mat pt-o-
pie are always looking at or thinking
oi you. As a mutter of fart, people
Yry often look at you without seeing
Of thinking of you. If we could only
convince ourselves that we are not al
ways the pivot of our friends and ac
quaintances' thoughts there would be
fewer hurt feelings aud Imaginary
President of the King's Uanithtcrs,
No woman Is better known to the
j-ouiig peopleof America than Mrs. Mar
caret Hottoine, President of Internation
al Order of The King's Daughters. Tlie
organization Is composed of thousands
of small circles of girls nd women who
are boutm individually and collectively
ta help the poor and dUtresel. tinder
Mxa. Botlome'a Icadenhlp much aid Is
given to the sick soldiers.
In Denmark a girl uever knows the
p-ire, unadulternti d Jof of receiving a
diamond engagement ling. Kiie gets a
plain gold band knowa as a wedding
ring In that country, aid It la worn on
her left third finger, (..n the day of bi-r '
uiarrlage the brldegraiin changes It to
the right third linger, which Is the mar-j
riage Auger in that country of queer)
customs. When the ousband dies hit!
widow changes her ring again to her.
left third finger, and everybody knowa;
that Kite Is a wldov. lieliig engaged j
can't tnean a great deal of happiness la '
lieumark any way you take It, for A
girl is never under any cireuuistaneev
permitted to spc her betrothed one ml a-
Core of Hie ilnlr.
Once ft week la Hummer and oncu y
month In winter Is, according to a ba!J
dresser, often enough to wash the haU,
"For frequent washing weakens It. TV
aealp abould tie carefully dried nftet
va.rd. The bale should be trluimtj
ajHiut oucc a uioiitli lo prevent It froo
falling out. Occasionally lu condlilvi
i-ecomea poor, Jusi as the general sy
t4pm geU run down. It then needs t
giicx tonic, and shyuld have It: but ot
tfwlse hair tlr'-suj;1 are generally
V aTotded. Hrtmh thoroughly once
rtay, at least and Ao not braid ttghrl
at flight. While care will do umch f
ward strengthening weak growth of
hair, It la, after nil, a matter of temper
ament. Mn-ks of T'eflncmeni. j
The fresh, dainty-looking girl" or
woman auggenta delicate lingerie, and ;
a discrepancy between outward fine-j
ness of rnlment and underneath coa rue-1
Deaa of taxtur (! tb dlcwrr a
MHS. MAliOARKr BOTTOM K,
dfstinct shock. This Includes the mat
ter of handkerchiefs as well as lin
gerie. Carrying a coarse quality em
broidered handkerchief is a vulgarity
no refined woman should be guilty of.
If expense s an object the plaineKt
possible bit of linen (should be selected.
The glove, the shoe, the lingerie and
the handkerchief are unerring indicat
ors as to the possession of elegance
or the lack of It.
W hen Women Are I'titel Guests.
When you are about to leave a ho
tel, make your arrangements la good
time; ask for your bill, leave orders
where aDy mail or telegrams arriving
after your departure may be sent to
you; get your receipt; tell the hotel
clerk Just what train you are to take;
find out from him when the omnibus
will leave, and be ready in time, giving
up your room keys at the office and
being careful that you Imve all your be
longings together, and that the porter
Las given you your trunk check. At
the train you must rocheck your trunk.
Ladies' Home Journal.
Tlie .New TViilnr tnat.
Now tlir.f shoves are worn so very
email and clo.se, the. single-breasted,
tight-fitting coat has a very character
istic Htyle. and f eminently becoming
to the fairly good figure. The tailor
makes this type of Coat fit like n glove,
and the tent of the shoulder and the
waist are "shrunk out" wish the iron,
and width Is usually added to the bust
by a little padding under the anus. The
sleeves are made with only a soupcon of
fullness at the top, ami thin la held out
by a little roll of wadding, carefully
: "Poxed o ns to retain its shape, how
Keiiwly for Telltale Wrinkles.
When fine lines begin to show under
the eyes, procure a small package of
j fullers' earth and mix It with an euual
quantity of wheat (lour. Take a little
of this and mix it Into a pnate with dear
water. Spread It beneath the eyes and
let It remain an hour, then moisten It
; and gently wipe It off. For wrinkles
; on other parts of the face make a paste
or white wax and oil f xm-rt aTtmmds,
aud apply it as hot as can be borne,
using a small pine slick for the purpose,
that It may be applied to the line and
nowhere eli-e. Voman a Home Com
panion. ' i
A Woman lira v"-I(lKsrer.
Vrs, Steele, of Lewes, England. Is a
vodlgger. She is sexton of the best-
k; own church In I,ewes. and every one
k ws her. Until recently she dug all
f'jy graves In the Lewes cemetery, but
Bvlng reached the age of m she now
OftitetiU herself with filling them up
4.d attending to the mounds and flow-
. fihe di-clares she will never give
ber place until aome one has to dig
l ;rave for her. Fuilhermore, she says
t-e cemetery is a fine field for women,
4"1 that the work has made her uu-
aitrioiily strong and healthy.
To Freshen a Hod ice.
It one wlshun to frcwhen the bodice of
a black silk or aatm dress, airy black
.tfjnt d' esprit, draperies on the waist
HiA sleeves make a cool and pretty
ipange in the gown. Point d' esprit
if ears better than chiffon or mousseline
i; sole and Is not so quickly affected
ay dampness. Sear's, ruffles and ruches
-t puffs made of It and edged with nar
rjve black lace make, most effective ad
ditions to either bailee or skirt.
Uettlnit lft street Cars.
Not one woman !o a hundred can get
a street car gracefully. Jlost of
;Kcm totally lguoixi the side liars as a
3elp In getting do n. OtheTs vrili sel7,e
'.ie side bar and descend backward,
Vt you'll very seldom see one who
jUkes the bar like a Man and dismounts
vith the car in the direction It in head
i the only ratloanl way for a man
,r woman to do tin trick.
When the source of milk supply Is at
all doubtful nevor use "milk from one
tow." There Is IfS danger In feeding
the baby with talk produced from a
herd of cows.
A baby should be given water to
drink frequently, between feedings.
The water, howsfr, must first be boil
ed for oim-balf hour aud allowed to
Vessels fr l;ei t ing milk should Ik of
tin, glass or pwelaln, and should be
thoroughly ca;!id and acoured with
washing soda aad a brush Immediately
before and afiwr use. .
MUU IntendoA for. feeding Iwblea
ohotlld be boilmi for cue-half hour Jul
mediately after Jt If received. U should
then be placed In a clean and closed
vessel, and allowed to thoroughly cool
Without the advice of a physician
never give the baby soothing ayrupa,
cordials, splrlta, paregoric, etc.; thou-
gauds of children perish annually from
the use of thoae roeiclnea. Should a
tllarrhaea prearnt IUlf, Immediately
atop the administration of mlllc In any
form, and icwl (or a phyaldaji at
I A 1
THINGS. PERTAINING TO
FARM AND HOME.
Practice of ttnri-owtnij Implements Is
J!ad Europe Manufactures EcignOut
of rUarcU How to Keep Milk in Hot
Weather-lloit Iholera Cure.
If Irinir vs. liorrowfnij.
A great many fanners thing It is tin
Just for a ncighlx- to ask pay for the
use of such implements as grain drills,
porn planter, mow ing machines, etc.
Why shouldn't It be right? Thin spring
I bought a corn planter, paying for it
$''.7. Now, has a ueighlsir any more
right to ask for t$ loan of that planter
for nothing, than to ask for loan of Its
value In money, without Interest?
Would it pay rue to loan it? I think not.
I Intend to charge 5 cents per acre for
drilling, ami 10 cents per acre for
checking, which will amount to ?2 for
drilling forty acres or $4 for chwklug.
Allowing my. planter to plant eighty
acres, besides my own, I would realize
H or $8 for the use of It. Is there any
thing unjust In making such charge?
15. A. C.
We think it perfectly right to charge
for the use of farm machinery. This
will not prevent ne.Ighlxuiy act of
kindness, such as lending a machine or
tool to help a neighbor out of a tight
place, which may luive resulted from
accidetit or unavoidable circumstances.
But the habit some have of depending
ou neighbors for tools is bad. Rural
No Hen Lver Saw.
It will be a shock to many to learn
that millioiia of eggs which have been
bought and eaten as products of the
hen hav;? nu coiiiie ; n with that useful
fowl. There are i , tories in Knghmd
and on the continent where these "ovi
form frauds", are produced at the rate
of many thousand a day. The yolk
Is first quickly fashioned by machinery.
from a mixture of maize, starch and
one or two other Ingredients, colored
with ochre. The yellow sphere Is then
placed In another "box of mystery
when the white part of the egg is add
ed. The resultant ball is frozen and
molded Into tlie requisite oval shape-
again by machinery. It is then 1m
mersed in a third vat which contains
plaster of paris, and emerges with
shell which quickly aasutnes all the
hardness and appearance of a genuine
egg-shell, ; Tim process of thawing
quickly reduces the contents of the
shell to the consistency of a new-laJd
frjr; and the artificial result Is ready
ror any or the uses to which eggs are
put. ihese "eggs" can be profitably
manufactured to sell at prices ranging
from 4 cents to 12 cents a dozen, and
are retailed at prices which yield any
thing up to UK) per cent proilt London
Keeping Milk in Hot Weather.
Many patrons of creameries and
cheese factories can not keep their
milk sweet for the dally delivery, and
more lose .Saturday night's and Sunday
morning g milk one-seventh of their
entire product. Tills loss is unneces
sary, and can be prevented by cjire that
can be given on any farm. The sour
ing of milk is caused by bacteria which
are In the dirt on the cow's ilw
milker's hands, pail, strainer aud cans
and in the dust In the air.
The first step in keeping milk sweet
Is to get It clean, 1. e., free from bac
teria. Clean dairy utensils by rinsing
In lukewarm water, then thoroughly
scrub In hot water and scald with boil
ing water or steam and expose, to the
sunlight. Boiling water and sunliglr
kill the germs found In dirt in palls
and cans. Just before milklmr tin.
m!lkr should wash his hands lu hot
water, as the dirt on his hands Is full
of germs. Brush the cow's udder with
a damp cloth just before milking, and
milk In a place free from dust. .Strain
the milk through the ordinary wire
screen and through one thickness of
canton flannel or four thick tiesses of
cheesecloth, treating the cloth with
boiling water, Just before using. This
method will give milk with few germs.
Cool milk as soon aa drawn, fur If
kciit twenty or thirty minutes hefcro
Doling the souring germs in It, may
double. The colder milk is kept the
longer It will keep sweet. After the
milk Is cooled put tin; cans containing
It In a tank of cold waler and keep at
H( (lcgr.-es or lcsn. If tlie dairyman
has a windmill this is easily done by
letting a email stream of fresh water
flow through the tank. In delivering
to the creamery, have a cover on the
wagon, cover the cans with a wet bian
l:ct, over which put a dry cover. This
will Indd die temperature down until
the milk arrives at the creamery,
IltKMinir tin: Nose.
Budding is performed In the usual
manner, and Is not intended ns a
mentis of Increasing the stock, but of
Increasing the vnrietles upon one
plant. It Is accomplished by making a
T-shaped iucinion In the stock, taking
a dormant bud from any rose desired.
This Khould be about an Inch In length,
wlih a small bit of wood to protect the
vitality of the liwle stronger. Lift the
comers of Hie Incision at top, pris the
bud down till nearly even, trim top of
hud evenly, tie tightly, but not too
lightly, with soft cord or yarn, one-half
Inch above and one-half below bud.
Will unite in about twelve days, then
remove tie. a wild rose stuck can be
tixod for budding on, and all kinds may
be budded onto It soon s the bark sep-
i rvh h easily from the slock.- Practical
Mnup In Poultry.
lioup In poultry is ouo of the most
dreaded of nil dhieanes. The symptoms
r hoarse breathing, swelled eyes, dls-
enarge at the nosirlls, and some tl dim a
feiid breath. Trontmwt Is not gener
a4jr satisfactory. '11m affected Mrdt
should lie removed, tno bouse cleaned
and disinfected. l)axr.p, foul air and
col.l dra ughls In the poultry houses
should he carefully avoided whenever
fowls are subject to roup. A decrease
In thy proportion of corn and an in
crease In the proportion of meat food
In the dally ration is held by gome to
be highly beneficial In warding off this
disease. In general, the
common diseases .of fowls is not uat
lfaHory as preventive measures. No
where more than in the poultry busi
ness does that old adage apply, "An
ounce of prevention is worth a pound
of cure." Agricultural Department
Iaree Kye Crops.
Few farmers appreciate as the
should the possibilities of rye when
grovn fer grain. It almost always
yields less than wheat, but this is main
ly liccfltise it Is often the poor land
where wheat could not be; grown at all
that is sown with rye. Rye can be
grown on the same land in succession
without falling off in yield; this shows
Itsgreatadvanlage so far a exhausting
fertility is concerned. Itye straw Is in
many places salable at as high prices
as hay, or sometimes higher than this.
If grown with mineral fertilizer rye
straw can be. used in many branches of
manufacture. The softer rye straw
grown with nitrogenous fertilizers i
much less valuable.
New T'se for Surplus Pears,
Surplus apple can be dried or elder
made from them, for which there is
also usually a profitable nuirket; but
the use of surplus pers has been com
paratively limited. In France, they
are usually 'ground Into a form of cider
known to the English as perry; but it
has never had anything near the popu
larly that cider obtained from apples,
has. It Is said by Median's Monthly
that a very profitable use can be made
of the surplus pears by turning them
Into syrup. About three gallons of ci
der tan be obtained from a bushed of
pears, and out of tiiis it is said that
syrup enough, quite equal to can syrup,
cau be obtained to make the operation
profiiable. California Fruit Grower.
Many remedies have been suggested,
but, paris green is used more frequent
ly than any oilier, to which objection is
made by consumers, though It is doubt
ful if harm hits resulted from Its use.
Many growers prefer a more harmless
remedy, but there is nothing sure.
Kerosene destroys them, but leaves a
taint ou the cabbage. Much good can
be done by destroying all white butter
flies (parents of the cabbage worms)
that apper. It Is an evil that can only
be prevented by vigilance aud peralst
eut effort. Dry dirt, cornmeal, wheat
bran, Hour or Insect powder dusted on
the plants have given beneficial re
sults. Philadelphia Record.
lo Utilize Low-Grade Apples.
The Virginia station has reported ex
periments on various means of utiliz
ing low-grade apples, which, it Is esti
mated, constitute 4(1 per cent, of the
annual crop in that State. Considera
ble quantities of this fruit are at pres
ent sun-dried, but. it is believed that
the .use of evaporating apparatus
would ! much more economical. The
cost of manufacture in cither case is
about 3 cents per pound of finished
product. The evaporated fruit, as a
rule, sells for about t cents per pound
and the dried for only 2 Hi cents. The
amount of evaporated fruit per bushel
of apples was found to be about li.O
Experiment)! with sugiir beets have
given very em-ouraging results. In the
West the gimoi-al rule Is to pay $t per
ton for beets containing 12 per (-cut
of sugar. In New York -State the yields
have been from fourteen to eighteen
tons per acre In some localities, one
piot priKiiicmg twiittty-six tons per
acre. The percentage of sugar has
also been high, some samples giving 17
and IS per cent., tlie average being 14
per cent. It Is ixslble to grow over
four tons of sugar per acre, with the
aid of bents. It Ls believed that beet
sugar will soon become a feature In
some sections of this country,
To Keep Hirrts from Fruit.
An easy method of frightening birds
away mm ripe cherries aud other
fruits Is to hang bells so that they can
be rung by pulling a suing reaching
into the houwu. Old cowlsils, or ft few
old fashioned ale-ighbells wlH answer
the purpose nicely. The frightened
birds wUl return after awhile, but It'
ts but little trouble to Jerk the string
imw and then, and off they will go
again. This Is much lMtter than to
shoot tiicin. It is true that dead birds
will eat no more cherries, but neither
will they destiny more Insects or slug
more happy songs. Hartford Time.
Loss of IWoixture.
The Io.ss of water frmu unplowed
ground by evaporation during a dry
M iiMin in said to equal ou certain lands
nearly two Inches of rainfall every
week. This leir-s is more than a man
wliu a sprinkling cart and two-horse
team can n place by constant work for
ten hours a day, provided the water
was hauled one fourth of a mile.
Hot: Ihntera Cure
liaise plenty of mustard and feed
abourtwo or three times a week when
fattening, aud occasionally put a little
buttermilk and ola In the trough. Feed
them about twice a week on green mus
tard and corn, and give thepi plenty of
good, pure 'water.
When to Pin Potatoes.
Potatoes should 1ms dug when tho
atein or plant begins to turn yellow
rather than to wait uutll the top dies
down, as they will lie more liable to
rot If they remain In the soil. Put the
tubers in the shade to dry and store
them in a cool place aud In a manner
to prevent them from heaUng,
SOME WONDERFUL CLOCKS,
Marvel nf Astronomical
Of course, every Briton has heard at
one time or other of the famous dock
tower adjoining the homes of parlia
ment. No doubt he iniagii.es it to be a
very fine structure, and, as a matter of
i f;"'r 'l is regarded as the best speci-
t.idi in our country; but th.Te are many
more wouderfiU clocks in cr:s;eiu-e to
day, perhaps not in size, but certainly
in their skilful mechanism.
The most wonderful clock In the
world is exhibited in St. IWr.-burg.
Its magnificence may be imagined
from the fact of this colossal Una-piece
having no fewer than ninety-Qve faces.
It indicates sitnulianeom-iy the time of
day at thirty different spots on the
earth's surface, besides the movement
of the earth around the sun, the phas
of the moon, the signs of the zodiac,
the passage over the meridian of more
than fifty stars of the northern hem
isphere, and the date according to the
Gregorian, Greek, Mussulman and He
brew calendars. The works took two
years to put together afier the dock
had been sent In detached pieces from
Switzerland to Russia, ,
A certain watchmaker constructed a
clock whose mechanism represents, ev
ery flfteon minutes, all the activities of
a miniature railway station. Tlie tele
graph operator sends a dispatch, the
doors of the station open, the station
master and his assistant appear on the
steps, the derks open, the windows and
d!aibui the tickets; several travelers
rush toward the train that comes In at
full sieed. In short, until the train
has g me, the usual sir of BUeh,s:a'!ions
is exactly reproduced.
As the train leaves, each automaton
reiurr.s to Its place, and for a quarter
of an hour everything is peaceful. The
clock's dimensions are not known, but
it is said to have had six years' labor
expeuded upon it '
Another remarkable clock is that
made by ViUiugou, the clockmaker of
the Black Forest, Germany.- It shows
the seconds, minutes, quarter hours,
hours, days, weeks, mouths, seasons,
years and leap years to the last second
of tiie year A. D. DiMt'JO, besides a host
of other astronomical, geographical and
There is a celebrated clock tower at
Bern.?, in Switzerland.. The approach
of Uie hour Is announced by the crow
ing of a cock. At the same time may
Iki seen ait the very top of the tower a
man clad in a coat of mail striking the
hours with his sword on a large bell.
As the hours are striking a troupe of
biars make their appearance and par
rade round the tower, tiheti make their
exit. Loug strings of carriages draw
up every hour for the occupants to wit
ness this interesting spectacle.
A gigantic clock, made of cycle parts,
was shown at a receait exhibition hold
In Paris. The hour figures are com
posed of brightly plated cranks. AH
the smaller wheels revolve by means j
of gear chains, but this was only for
attraction. The clock kept excellent
time, and struck hours, half and quar
ter hours, the rel nieohanism being
concealed in the base.
At the time of the coronation of the
Urnpress of Russia at Moscow in 1724
she was presented with a watch as
wonderful in every particular as the
famous Strasburg clock. On the opio
site siide of the tim-keeplng part there
was an exact counterpart of the holy
se-pulcher, with a carved Image of the
Roman guard, the scene being viewed
through the glass in the ease. Upon
opening the case the Imitation stones
would roll away from the mouth of the
miniature sepulcher, the guard kneel,
angels appear at opposite sides: of the
opening, and at this time the music
would begin to play, in soft sweat
strains, the Faster songa so well-known
to all Russians, The watch only
weighed seven ounces. Tb; maker of
tills wonderful piece of mechanism is
said to have worked upon it almost un
Inlorntpteidly for a peiriod of nine
Moely of K lojartte.
A true gentleman usually feels that
It Is ns essential to be courteous to the
lea.st as to the greatest, but etiquette
dews not always recognize this. The
famous Talleyrand is reported to have
used a graduation of politeness In ask
ing his guests to take U-ef at a dinner
party that he gave. The grade ran
To a prince of the blood: "May I have
tlie honor of sending your royal high
ness a litUt! beef ?"
To a duke: "Motiselgneur, permit me
to send you a little beef?"
To a marquics: "Marquis, may I send
you a III pie beef?"
To a viscount: "Viscount, pray have
a little beef."
To a baron: "Baron, do you take
To an untitled gentleman: "Mon
sieur, pome beef?"
To his private secretary: "Beef?"
But there was yet an inferior per
sonage present, and to him Tallyrand
uttered no word. He simply looked at
li'.m, and made an Interrogative aottnre
vviih the carving knife. But If the meat
were good, some of lis would not trou
ble much how we were Invited to It
Thi-orl of Oitem Tt les.
Prof, 0. II. Darwin, In his lecture In
t!u I .o well Institute course, explained
the Cannes of daily high and low tides.
"Wheni tho moon Is over any spot on
the earth the water Is drawn up toward
It by the force.lt exerts, and at the
point directly opposite, on thi? oilier
Hide of the earth, the water is also
raised In the form of a big wave," said
Prof, liarwln. "Bewen these points,
on either side of the earth's clrcumfer-em-c.iihe
ocean Is depressed, the moon
thus tending to form a spheroid of the.
waters, and giving rise to two high and
two low tides In the course of one revo
lution of th earth.
"To understand tbc bl-mathly aprlng
and neap tildes we mm take lnta a
count also the effect of the sun on th
oceans. The force exerted by the sua
is 2i-5tths as powerful aa that of tiM
moon, anil when there is a full moon or
a now moon the force of both bodiea !
acting together, and gives rise to tha
condition known as spring tides. But
when tlie moon is half-way between
new and full, waxing or waning, tin
force of the sun is acting at right an
gh-s to that of the moon. As th? sun
exerts about half the power of the
moon over the tides, the difference be
tween the effect of the two acting to
gether aud In opposition Is about as
three to one, sd that the tiden arising
from the conflict of the force of sun
and moon are only one-third as great
as the spring tides. These minor tide
are called neap tide.
"The. observed fact that high Udee do
not occur when the moon is overhead,
but several hours later, was explained
as due mainly to the comparative shal
lowness of the oceans and to the dlN
forent velocities of all poinds on rha
earth's surface between the maximum
of 25,000 miles a day at the equator
and zero at the poles." Boston Transcript.
Certain caves have been reported aa
maintaining a uniform temperature,
summer and winter, of 54 degrees F.
They may be said to breathe twice a
year inhaling during the winter and
exhaling during the summer.
The Japanese make water-bags of
rice paper which are said to be more
durable, as well as less expensive, than
similar articles made of rubber. Be
tween the layers of paper, which is
soft and flexible, resin is used, and the
outside is covered with lacquer.
The driving of a bicycle at ten miles
an hour has been ascertained to re
quire about one-twenty-third of a horse
power. An expert rider for a short
time may exert one-third of a horse
power. For rapid work, not scorching,
one-seventh horse power is needed.
These figures are the result of scientific
According to the Public Health Jour
nal mosquitoes cannot abide the touch
of permanganate of potash. It Is In
stantly fatal to the insects in all their
stages of development. A handful, it
is averred, will kill all the mosquito
embryos in a ten-acre swamp. It is
recommended to scatter a few crystals
of permanganate widely J through
marshes in which mosquitoes abound.
The Berlin sewer system transports
annually-from sfxly million to seventy
million tons of sewage for distribution
over an area of twenty thousand acres
lying from seven to fifteen miles be
yond the limits of the city. Although
the cost of the drainage Is about $25,
000,000 a year, the enormously in
creased fertility of the land makes It
a paying operation. Besides that, it is
the most sanitary and scientific mode
of disposing of the city's sewage.
Twenty-eight motor cycles partici
pated in a race recently between
Etampes and Chartres, France. The
distance, going and returning, was
about sixty-two miles. The winning
vehicle, driven by an eight horse-power
motor with tw"o cylinders, made the
round trip in about two minutes and
ten seconds less than two hours. The
speed was thirty-one and two-thirds
miles per hour. This, It is said, beats
the best previous record for road car
riages. Under the force of great gales, largo
lakes and titleless soas, like the Cas
pian, have been observed to experience
surprising changes of level, as if they
were huge basins of water tipped by
the hand or a giant. In the Caspian a
difference of level between the two
sides of the sea amounting to 12 feet
has been noted during the prevalence
of a heavy wind. In Lake Erie a dif
ference of level of 15 feet had occurred
In similar circumstances. Analogous
observations have been made on other
lakes and in the Baltic Sea.
Perhaps mold In cellars should be
encouraged as going to show that the
walls are damp, and hence that an un
healthy condition of things exists. If,
however, it is desired to exterminate
the mold, it can be done by dusting it
over with powdered quicklime. If the
walls are dry where the mold grows,
they should be moistened. After a day
has passed, the walls may be washed
down. It Is sa'd that the growth will
not reappear for two years after this
treatment. The lime must bo pow
dered as It: comes out of the barrel. If
It Is powdered by slaking, It will not
Hicks What's that boy cryln' "eight
o'clock edition?" Why, I'm only five.
My watch is running awfully slow.
Wicks Rather fay the papers are aw- -fully
enterprising. lllcks-Pertuips that
Is It. Let's wait a moment or two.1 We
may be able to buya copy of to-morrow
Lady (in railroad train on windy day)
"Dear me! I can't get this window
up." Gentleman (behind) "I would
assist you, madam, but presume the
railroad company has glued the win
dows down to prevent the loss of pat
rons by pneumonia," New York Week
ly. Pollle He promised to send back mr
lock of hair, but be hasn't done It yet.
Mollle 'That a the way with these hair
restorers 11 promise and no perform
ance. Cincinnati Enquirer.
It occurs to a man who loaf avound
borne Sunday morning that H Is a won
der his wife doesn't, sweep Ma C Ud
fcaag blm on tke Use to air.
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