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THE ARCTIC REGIONS.
Aataalahlng- Skill FommmA hy tha Natives
of tha FrigM Zoaa,
The natives of tlie frigid zone know;
too. bow to set effective traps for deer,
wolves and other animals without the
aid of wood or white men's implements.
A deer trap, for instance, is made by
digging hole in the deep snow and
covering it with snow blocks held in
position by resting upon each othcrv
for bait little lines of salted water -are
led to the center of the covering of tho
pit, and following up one of these the
lnsuspectingJaniraal falls in and bo
comes an eprcy to the hunter.
A wolf-trap is made by coiling into
as small a -space as possible slender
strips of whalebone about a foot in
length, and -(ring them with thread
made from sinew. Each coil is then
imbedded in a small chunk of meat
and thrown upon the snow, where it is
rnbsequently found by the wolf and
Lolled without chewing. In a littlo
-while the frozen meat thaws, tho sinew
Is wet and sliprlhe loosely made knots,
the whalebone straightens and pierces
thc stomr.ch , ami intestines, and tho
animal dies in torture. In winter the
northern native knows how to find the
blow-hole" in the ice fields, where a
cal comes up to get a fresh supply of
air for his lungs. This blow-hole" is
very different ia reality from that
which is usually pictured in the illus
trated stories of Arctic travel.
Generally they are represented as
irregular openings in the ice from two
to six feet in diameter. The fact is,
one unfamiliar with the habits and
haunts of these marine mammals would
pass directly over a blow-hole in wititer
or spring and not sec it, as it is not
usually more than from half an inch to
an inch in diameter at the surface of
the ice. Tho native seal-hunters arc
greatly assisted in these searches by
their dogs, wh3e keen noses scent tho
odor of sj.il meat and guide their mas
tens to places on the right- and left of
the line of search that would otherwise
have escaped the notice of even theso
Iccon-eyed hunters. When found, the
location is marked for future refer
ence, and at some subsequent time,
when meat is scarce in the snow-hut
thr.t shelters the hunter s household.
lie repairs, with snow knife and spear,
to one of the places previously marked.
and, btiitdiur- a shelter or break-wind cf ;
snow-ulocks. sits clown to await tlie re
turn of the seal. Sometimes these
vigils arc prolonged not for hours only,
Jjut for days, at a sitting.
In the spring, when the seal comc3
out upon the ice to bask and doze in the
warm sunlight, the hunter approaches
him by Iving down and advancing
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cautiously, at the same time imitating
tlie motions of a seal, keeping his feet j
and legs, which he crosses at the
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.ankle, close together, so tiiat they much
resemble the hind-quarters of a seal.
Indeed, when at a distance, I lave fre
quently found it difficult to tell which
was the seal and which the man. It is
the early training of the northern
-.Ravages that has taught them to do all j
this skillfully. Cosmopolitan.
ABOUT TIGHT LACING.
afeear TCllde I)aaare the Unreasonable
Dtctatrs of Fashion.
"Miss Lefflcr-Arnim's statement, in a
Ilccture delivered recently at St.
Saviour's Hospital, that "she had
heard of instances where ladies were
so determined not to exceed the fashion
ioaable measurement that they had
actually held on a crossbar while their
tnaids fastened the fifteen-inch corset,"
Ihas excited a great deal of incredulity.
but there is nothing really improbable ;
in it, irora the sixteenth centurr to
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of torture that has not been inflicted ,
on gins, ana cnanreu oy women, in
girls, and endured by women.
obedience to tne dictates of an un
reasonable and monstrous fashion. "In
order to obtain a real Spanish- figure,"
.-says Montaigne, "what a Gehenna of
.Buffering will not women endure,
drawn in and compressed by great
ooches entering the flesh: nay, some
times they even die thereof!"
A few days after my arrival at
school," Mrs. Somerville tells us in
3her memoirs, "although perfectly
straight and well made. I was-cnclosed
in stiff stays, with a steel busk in front.
cle, which went under my chin, was
clasped to tlie steel busk in my stays.
In this constrained state I and most of
the younger girls had to prepare our
lessons;" and in the life of Mrs. Edgc
ivoith wc read that, being sent to a
certain fashionable establishment "she
underwent all the usual tortures of
backboards, iron collars, and dumbs,
And also (because sdio was a very tiny
person) the unusual one of being hung
oy the neck to draw out the muscles
and increase the growth," a signal
failure in her case.
Indeed, instances of absolute mutila
tion and misery are so common in .tho
past that it is unnecessary to multiply
them; but it is really sad to think that
in our own day a civilized woman can
hang on to a crossbar while her maid
laces her waist into a fifteen-inch cir
cle. To begin with, the waist is not' a cir
cle at all, but an oval; nor can there be
any greater error than to imagine that
iui unnaturally small waist gives an
air of grace, or even of slightncM lo
the whole figure. Its effect, as a rule.
is to simply exaggerate the width of
the shoulders and the hips, and those
-whose figures possess that statcliness,
which is Killed stoutness by the vulgar,
convert what is a quality into a detect
fev yielding to the silly edicts of fashion
on the subject of tight lacing. IVom
The time of the ocean steamship
passage has been reduced by more than
am half oince 1310. and by more than
lorty per cent, since 18601 (
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.uu ., ...w tun. u. .,u ,rew "V j every thing she hears, simplv for tho
.shoulders back till the shoulder blades sakoJof talWnA She is perfectly honest
jnet. Then a steel rod with a semi-eir- ,, ,, ., "i ,.,. intl.ntu lmrMn.
M ISCH I EF-M AKERS.
IaMffereat to Their Talea m4 torn. 1TUI
Soon IS KM of Tkw.
Trouble-makers flourish in all classes
and conditions of society. Their chief
business in life seems to be the creation
of discord among people or members of
a family who, bat for their interference,
would be in harmony. It doesn't take
much to start them in business.
'A 'thoughtless word, inadvertently
'dropped, is all they require to put at
variance a whole neighborhood. They
never repeat a thing exactly as they
hear it; they are always sure to add
something to it. if not in words in in
flection, so thero will be no mistako
made in understanding just what they
mean you should. For fear you might
be in doubt they are always eager to ex
plain just what they are positive the
person meant who altered it. To be
sure they do not intend to make trou
ble. They wouldn't make trouble for
tho world. They really don't like to
repeat such things, and they do hopo
you won't feel hurt, but they think it is
only right that .you should know just
what people say. so as to be on your
guard. Only they are your friends, they
say they wouldn't think of jtcllitig you.
These people have a very vague idea
of what constitutes a friend. Friends
never wilfully hurt the object of their
friendship by carrying mischievous
stories. Only on rare occasions will
they repeat any remark heard, in refer
ence to th-jir friends, to the person upon
whom it was passed, and when they do
so there are always good reasons that
they should. They never repeat arc
mark simply for the sake of showing
you that other people don't think as
much of you as you seem to think they
do, which is the usual motive of tho
troublo makers. Friends usually work
under tho good old adage, "What you
don't hear will never hurt you," and
this is. certainly, one of the most sensi
ble rules known for any one to live up
Some one makes a thoughtless re
mark about some one not present, very
often in a joke, and were the person
there at the time the remark would,
very probably, have been made just tho
same, and passed over as a joke by all
present, the object of it enjoying it as
much as any one. But when tho per
son referred to is not present then
comes the opportunity for the trouble-
maker. She soon finds time to run to
Mrs. C 's. to tell har what was said
about her at Mrs. B ' the last timo
she was there, usually adding some
thing to the remark passed on her
own account Mrs. C , indignant
and hurt, very often, in tho
heat of the moment, says some
thing that ten minutes later she
would give any thing if she had not lit
terc;l. This is the trouble-maker'!
chancp, and she does not hesitate long
in improving it. Hurrying to Mrs.
B , she repeats what Mrs. C
said, at the same time withholding
from her the provocation that brought
out the angry words, and adding to
this somcthiug of her own coining to
it apply closer,
many of these
It does not
two women' tho bitterest
They meet on the street
and pass each other with scarcely a look
of recognition. Neither of them has
openly said to tho other any thing that
would cause things to bs in thjs state.
i Each one feels as though sho. alone.
j were the injured partv, and tho other
l I.m.1 w,11f,ill wmnmtil Iia Ttnth VAPfl
fri(mdll bnnUi the truuble-
maker came between them, and. with
her stories and insinuations, gave each
m ion othflr was her
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IilCilC VIIUIIII. MOW !- IWUIV
reached the trouble-maker is satisfied
to lot them gst along as host they can,
and turns her attention to the severanco
of some other friends.
The above woman is bad enough in
her way, and creates a great deal mora
trouble than is ever remedied, but when
she is onco known, people who have
had any dealings with her am careful
not to give her a chance to again work
mischief among thoir friends. Then)
is another kind of woman who is really
more dangerous than the almvo. and
creates more mischief, though perfectly
oblivious, at the time, of doing so. Sho
is the thoughtless woman who repeats
anybod. She wants to be on tlie best
terms with everybody, and she usually
is. Shu always feels grieved when any
words of hers have caused trouble, and
always winds up hur regret with: "I
declare, I shan't repeat another thing,
for my tongue always runs away with
me. I just iecllike biting it out." This
resolution doesn't hist long, and in a
little while she has done more mischief
with her thoughtless remarks, ami so
she continues and will continue, for it
is as natural for her to talk as it is for
her to cat. A woman of this kind it
hard to match. Sho is so perfectly free
from any intention of creating trouble,
that a person is apt to be careless in
what they say before her, even though
she may have unintentionally made
trouble many a time.
It is too bad that snch women as
theso should come between cither
friends or relatives with stories to sep
arate them. Whether intentionally told
or thoughtlessly told, unless the relator
Is trustworthy, they should never for a
moment be given a thought. Treat
them all with an utter indifference, and
they will very soon die out. When the
professional trouble-maker finds you
are indifferent to her tales she will soon
cease to visit you, for as far as you are
concerned, her occupation will be gone.
They call the connubial tie a bow
knot in Chicago, because it pulla out
to easily. Life
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A ROYAL SAVAGE,
tfeaee of KIbx Rferc, tha Katar
or the Taagi (alaad.
We called at Tongatuba, the princl
pal island of the Friendly, or Tongan,
group, and, learning that the King was
then in residence, determined to pay
our respects to the celebrated old man.
of whom we had beard s many and
such strange stories. His hou?o, we
found, was a very nice-looking two
storied wooden building, close to the
sea, and stood in a good-sized com
pound, fenced in on all sides. Passing
through a handsome pair of cast-iron
gates wc arrived at the mansion itself,
the veranda of which appeared to be
used as a coach house, for there was
proudly and snugly stored away the
royal buggy; rather an anomalous
sight for a palace ind a strange posi
tion fur an equipage of state.
Thore were no signs of life about the
place, and failing to wake any one by
repeated knocks at the front door, we
decided to circumnavigate the estal
lishment, and did so, finding it chill
and lifeless everywhere till we came to
a row of cool houses and upon a curious
sight. There, in the vernnda of one
of them, squatted an ancient and dusky
person, with only a scant cloth fastened
about his waist, and bending his head
obediently before an old woman who
was literally plastering it with lime.
As soon as the curious pair became
aware of our presence the process ir.
operation was arrested, and. perceiv
ing this, we were about to address
them to explain our presence and ask a
few questions, when the gentleman of
the limy head roared out somothing in
a truly terrible voice, and at tho same
timo a fine young Tongan, very oilv
and three-quarters nude, came rushing
out from the iuterior toward us. With
much politeness and evident agitation
he conducted us away from the veranda
and back to the big house, wher in
broken English, backed up by much
gesticulation, he revealed to us the ap
palling fact that wc had trespassed
upon the privacy of no less a person
than his majesty the King.
Having humblv apologized for our
innocent iutrusion and received a re
assuring answer, we were ushered
through the window into a sort of
drawing-room, a well-furnished apart
ment, with a number of red velvet
chairs set around a long mahogany
table one chair a little higher than thtj
rest, acting, no doubt, as a throne.
Here we waited for about half an hour,
when his majesty entered, accompa
nied by an interpreter, and was graci
ously pleased to accord us a formal in
terview. He shook hands very pleas
antly with our party,. and wc all sat
down on the red velvet chairs, the in
terpreter squatting on tho floor be
The King, seen at closer quarters,
was really a noble specimen of a semi
savage, standing quite six feet four
inches, of wonderfully well propor
tioned and athletic build, upright as a
dart, and moving grandly in spite of
his advanced age. London Globe.
A Momr-ln.ljw Who Knows How to
Kera Her Tongue from Wagging.
"No," said old Mrs. Dragon, who had
just arrived for her visit at the home of
her newly acquired son-in-law, Chauncy
Brcene, "No, I don't bclierein mothers-in-law
interfering in the affairs of their
married children. I've always said
that I never would, and I why, Hattie
Breene, you ain't using your best silver
ware every day, I hope."
"Ye, mamma. Chauncy likes it."
O. he does; well, it makes an awful
sight of work scouring it, and yon
know yon ain't extra strong. But. as
1 was saying, I don't believe in Hattie.
I hope you don't try to keep that baby
dressed in white all the timer
"Yes. mamma dear; Chauncy dislikes
colors on a baby."
"O, well, I suppose tho child must
wear white, then; but it must make
your wasti bills awful heavy. How
ever, as I was saying Chauncy, if I
was you I'd speak to the butcher about
leaving so much fat on the steak."
Chauncy likes it that way. mamma."
"O. does he? Well, he'd better learn
not to like it; it's unhealthy. You
oughtn't to put sugar in tomatoes,
Hattie; they're healthier without."
"But mamma, Chauncy "
O. if Ae likes tiiem s , of course it's
no ntiair of mine. But won't cat
them that way. Seems to me I smell
"I guess it's Chauncy's cigar smoke,
"He doesn't smoke in the hottscT'
Why, yes, he he does mamma."
"Mercy on us! I wonder tho baby
lives through it. But, of course, it's
his own house and Chauncy don't you
think Hattie looks thin and pale? I
noticed soon as I saw her. Hattie. you
make your coffee entirely too strong."
"Chauncy, likes it so, and"
"That's just what makes his color so
bad and you know very well that you
oughtn't to touch it, Chauncy. that
baby mustn't wear spring heels yet.
I'll change these boots you brought
home this evening. And you and Hattie
make a mistako in feeding the child as
you do. I'll see to it's diet horeaftcr;
and I think I must speak to your pro
vision man about the meat and pota
toes. And I think, Hattie. that your
servant needs a little looking after.
And, Chauncy, I'm afraid you burn too
much gas,- and I'm sure the furnace
wastes coal. If I can find a good car
penter around here I'd like to change
some of these doors. I don't believe
in meddling mothers-in-law, but it's a
real help sometimes to have a little ad
vice, isn't it, children?" Zenas Dane,
in Detroit Free Press.
Give the shi-sp a variety of food
and improve thrir condition and th
flavor of the mutton.
HOME A SANITARIUM.
Wh Kverr Hoao Should afavo AU.XoaW
m'liaproTeiaeala for Maalth.
There. never has been a period of the
world when so much was known as to
the conservation and preservation of
health and life. It has, been tho tend
ency in all the advances in science and
in arts to inquire how far they are ap- I
plica bio to .the interests of the indi
vidual and what applications do they
admit of directly in tho interests of
humanity. It is a part of the practical
character of the age that it seeks for
this practical use of knowledge.
We have come to know much of tho
forces that act upon our lives both
within anil without the body. Tho
organs and their functions are under
stood as never before. When we
speak of exercise we no longer speak
of it as a mero development of nuisclo
or of the general growth, but come to
ask how it shall be so arranged and
practiced as to give vigor to every or
gan of the body. If there is found to
bo narrowness of tho chest or imper
fect vxpansion of lung t'ssue. we at
once nddress our attention to pul
monary exrcis"S. that shall supple
ment what is done for the in vigor t
tion of tho general system. If
thero is an organ, as the stomach or
lirer. that fails fully to accom
plish its part in the process of diges
tion, we know how to favor it in the
choico of our foods until it has had
time for rest and a process of hygienio
medication or management. Where
thero scorns to ba good nourishment
anil yet tho nervpp.-s system is over
susceptible, if onV tho training L bo
gun in time it is surprising how much
can bo dnno to give to it vigor and
tone. Thus it is that wo now work
with the body on the lines of its own
physiology a id take care of it as wo
would of a machine that Is building or
is undergoing repair. It is body build
ing and rare and not a mere exorcising
in a goncral way.
So in tho choice of a location and a
hoitso to live iu there are well-known
rules and conditions. What soil or
ground is best, how to deal with it if
found too wet. how to build walls so
that they shall be well aired, how to
adorn and furnish a house iu accord
with tha laws of health, how to heat
and vcntilato it, these and many other
points are bettor understood than tiny
are applied. The greatest troublo is
that the process is often expensive, or
the workmen that are employed to
c-irry out the design are incompetent.
Jt is just because of this that wo
are at tho present time run
ning such risk to honltlu
That which is theoretically pos
sible and practical, so far as methods
aro concerned, is too often not really
secured. Tlie wall is not perfectly
constructed, tho drainage, if done, is
made with defocts, the sewer connec
tion docs not connect, or if it;
docs the pipes are of such quality
a not to last. The trap is vuuti
latcd on the wrong side, or not at
all. O.her traps are so arranged as to
socuro syphonage. Tlie overflow of j
tho wash-baMti is but a conduit for
foul air. The furnaco which brings
in air from out-of-door for beating
is so onon in its ltnu or so
badlv cased that the cellar nir
also gots in as well as the dust and the
gases from the fire. The gas-burner
has imperfect combustion or tho fix
tures Irak. Tho abundance of flno
shades aid curtains sorres to keep out
air as well as heat Sj the breathed
air is kept iu the house and so dried
and burnt that we have to call upon
our bodios for the supply of moisture
that they dnniand.
In othor words, it is essy to see how
all our conveniences increase the pos
sibilities of abuse. Our greatest
blessing and conveniences become
our greatest hazards. No physi
cian in general practice but that
sees constant examples of this. The
wintor air of many a houso does not
compare in purity with what it was
bofuro all 'if tho modern conveniences
came to hand. There is, after a time,
a lowering of the vitality of the fami
ly if not any severe form of disease.
It is for this that so many have to seek
a summer on llw seashore and a win
ter iu Florida. B atcr than all is it to
have a perfect home in which thero
are no perils to health. Better still to
have it what it ought to be. a real
sanitarium in which th. family so I vj
and are so housed, clothed and fed as
to secure the hih.'.st. amount of vital
fore" for the growth of the
children and f.ir tho working
vitality of tho older members.
We hope the timo will conio when tho
housoholdor will not begrudge livo
dollars a year spent in securing the
written report of a compotcnt health
authority as to the actual condition of
his homo and as to any necessities for
health. Thero is no suc'i saving as
that which savss from sickness and
gives full vigor for the work of life.
Every one needs to be a carc-takor for
his own household and thus secure
that deliverance from avoidable dis
ease which comes in no other way.
N. T. Independent.
Barry Cnesser, the liflccn-year-old
boy of Rome's Northern suburb,
has been married to E.idie Trammel!,
the thirteen-year-old daughter of
Hanry C Trammel!, of Forrestvillo.
The couple were united by Rv. Floyd
M. Oswalt, of tin s.-mia village, and
tho question now iwi'iscs, are they mar
ried legally? Young Chesser has been
arrested. Rome (tfa.) Tribune.
Since the signing of tho conven
tion proposing an extradition treaty
between this country and G'at Brit
ain, in Loudon. June 25. 13SG, thero
lave been fifty-throe cmh zzluments
'iinonuting to over thrue million eight
undrcd thousand dollars, the autuori
f which have fled to Cauada,
THE NATIONAL BIRD.
Harwich (Ow) Star.
Tlie Legislature in"l883 enacted a law
making the penalty for the offeus-s of
killing an American eagle a fine of
from $25 to $50 and the cost of prose
cution, or an imprisonment of net more
than thirty days. Having adopted the
statute, it was at once placed la wo
archives of inert laws, in the nnmber of
which Connecticut is distingaished
above other States, and the American
eagle was shot with reinvigorated im
punity. With characteristic spirit, coun
try hunters who prior to the passage of
the law had not cared much about
shooting American eagles, neglected no
opportunity to bring down the bird of
For reasons not understood by local
ornithologists the Thames river valley
has always been a favored haunt of the
national "bird. In the past fifteen years
every eagle that has been killed in tiie
State, with the exception of one or two
shot in Fairfield County, has been killed
in this valley. Almost daily an eagle
may be seen above this river, sometimes
a mere speck against the blue dome,
often hovering over a valley farmstead
to find out whether the farmer has any
thinggoodtoeat in his poultry yard,
or winging his way treacherously under
cover of the forests that skirt the river
banks, looking for a chance to rob an
industrious fishhawk of his fresh fish.
From the valley the eagles wunetimes
journey over to Stonington. and even
to Rhode Island in search of meat, fish
and clams on the long, lonely beaches.
It was the intent of the eagle statute
to preserve the Thames river valley as
a breeding place, the legislators being
moved by a laudable fear that if
the destruction of the bird went
on there would not be eagles
enough left in the State after a
few years for Fourth of July celebra
tions and other patriotic purposes; but
it is apparent that the American eagle
can look out for himself without tho
help of Hartford and in spite of lawless
hunters. Within a week or two four
handsome birds have been shot in this
part of the State, three in the valley,
and one near Westerly, by a small boy
with a rusty musket. The handsomest
bird, which is a giant, has been set up,
and is now on public exhibition in a
store window in this city, in unde
signed evidence of the efficacy of Con
necticut statutes. It is not so bald as
the bald eagle of Westchester, but its
i feathers are very thin on the top of its
head, and there is a beautiful cape of
white feathers under its wings, with a
band of white about the neck.
In the vindow it is in the distin
guished company of a golden eagle a
rare bird in New England which was
captured in a steel trap in Preston in
the ignoble business of stealing chick
ens from Mr. Guile, of that town, a
few weeks ago. It had a habit of
dropping into Mr. Guile's yard daily
and carrying off a ben or a turkey, and
it had got away with about a dozen of
his fowls before the steel trap fastened
to its legs. It is a ranch bigger and an
Immensely stronger bird than the baM
eagle; with a great spread of pinions that
could easily carry away a lull-grown
turkey or a lamb, Mr. Guile has no
aouoi. inai ii couiu ixiyu nown away
with a baby if it bad been fond of coun
try babies in the rough. Nortcich
HOW TO SLEEP WELL,
A riaa Whtofc ShoaM Bo Trio hy AU
TleUBM of iMaamtttm.
Take exercise. Getont of doors if
possible and walk before bed-time till
yon are physically weary. Give your
hips, legs, feet and toes something to
do. Let them know that one of the
uses they are for is to call the blood
down from your overworked brain and
pumping heart, into your flabby cx
tremties till the upper machinery can
be relieved of some of the pressure you
have forced upon it, and then turn in and
have some rust.
If you keep the hot. feverish blood
jumping and boiling through blood ves
sels in the head, as you would keep a
fire under a tea-kettle you wished to
cool off.' how can you expect to settle
down to a slow rato and enjoy blcuicd,
refreshing sleep. Idiots sleep well, but
fool who refuse to give their brain a
rest, have lots of fun keeping awake
aud thus letiing the dog-tight go on.
Work less and accomplish more. Do
not give your stomach all it will hold
and thus keep the boy on the hay mow
working all night with his fork to
throw back what you have pitched up,
or into him. Do not go home mad, and
then sit and read, read, read, till your
brain does not know whether it is a
human brain or a junk wagon into
which every thing is slung.
Romp with the children. Play with
them. Play checkers, bean bag. fox
and geese, or some other game with
your wife or some one else.
Never undertake to study at night.
Never permit your children to study
after sundown, as to do so is to bring
on headaches, backaches and heart
aches. Yon can rest assured that you
can not fool Nature or put her fn a
good nature by insulting her. outraging
her. finding fault with her. making her
drunk, or keeping her np nights anil
taking in freight, when she wants to
get her harness off and enjoy a few
Do not try to finish all your work to
day. This was never yet accomplished
ana never will be, though millions of
candidates have been called out of the
convention for attempting so senseless
Solongaslifo here on earth ia the
going to your own funeral, don't be in
a hurry unless it rains. Tho loner
you travel the greater distance you will
journey, the more you will see, the
more fan yon will have and the more
there will lis of you when yon gel
Try our plan and let na knmt how it
works, Quineu (IU.) Jmurual.
fAHiA AND FIRESlL..
A- Connecticut dairyman tried
warming the water for the cow t
drink in winter; and the increase !
batter in' ten Uays paid the expens ot
piping the trough.
In the three years from 1S3I. the
orneroo of Dakota has more thai
trebled in quantity, with the certainty
of constantly increasing, in the future,
this established ratio of progres.-.
Do not be economical with the b ti
ding material. There should be
enough to completely absorb all tho
liquids, as they are worth mure than
the bedding material.
Ham Salad: One pound of boile-l
ham. chopped fine: one-half dozen small
pickles, chopped tins also; add littlo
chopped celery and serve with a driv
ing as for a chicken salad.
A thick coating of whitewash oi
the walls of the cellar will be as i"
ductive of benefit now as during ih?
warm season. It will also make tin
cellar light and cheerful, and greatly
assist in preserving tho purity of the
It is claimed that the average pro
duction of farms is less than that t
twenty vears ago. This shows that our
system of farming has not impr.ned.
and condemns the growing of grain on
large areas. The remedy is. smal.cr
farms and better cultivation.
There is no reason why
should receive less than the
prices for any kind of produce.
will ship articles in good condition, ami
allow nothing to leave the farm except
that ot the best quality, they can always
find a ready sale for all classes of prod
use. Spice Cake: One cup of molascs.
one cup of sugar, two-thirds of a vu
of butter, one cup ol sour milk, .lue.r
'So3 ono teaspoonful soda, one lea
spooaful nutmeg, one and one-half tea
spoonfuls cinnamon, ono teaspoonful
of cloves, three cups of flour.
The ago of a cow has much to d
with her value as a milker. A mw
with her first calf never milks :is w.l
as with her third or fourth one. and foe
a dairy animal, as a rule, is unp'otis
able. Fortius reason care should hit
taken in buying cows for the dairy. t
obtain those with their second or third
calves, not with the first one.
Tongue Cheese: Take one beef
tongue, two calves livers, three puiiinU
of salt pork, and boil until thoroughly
cooked. Mince together very lii.-.?. c.i
son to taste with spices, press the mass
into a pan and allow to gut cold. SI in:
thin and serve upon a napkin in a lunch
Pocket for Crochet Needles: Thi
is a very useful and ornamental pocket.
to hang on the wall or inside a Iarg?
work basket. It is made on a founda
tion of cardboard. Cut the bark .-U
inches long and two and a half inches
wide and shape the top any design oii
like. Mako the front three inches long
and three and a half wide. Cover the
card with b'ue satin, bind with narrow
ribbon, sewing on a gold bead for vacli
stitch in the front of the biuding. A
row of gold beads is placed on tbv front
about one inch from the edge all round.
Sew the front to the back and wrnaoN't
with bows of pal blue and (wrai-piuk
CURE FOR COLD FEET.
Sorao BfeOleal Adrto rwrabhoa by m Cn
lao BaAWlo Hamurtab
After long and careful rvtearch in
hithertofore unexplored fienl of medi
cal science, and moved by a spirit of
genuine philanthropy, we herewith
submit to suffering humanity the fol
lowing remedies for cold feet.
With the understanding that you arc
a cold-feet martyr, place a piece of
rough sand paper insidn your stock-
ings and sprinkle freely with red pep
per. You will find this the nicest
warming-pan yon ever saw.
If after wearing the stockings, or
rather the sand paper, a couple wf
weeks, your feet aro still cold and
pulseless, place the flatof them against
the backbone of a sleoping friend and.
as be begins to feel his spinal thermom
eter running down towards zero, ho
will, if he is a responsive, soul, grab
you by the hair of the head and attempt
to twist your head off.
Four or live twists, properlv twisted,
will cause the blood to circulate and
3'onr feet will warm up accordingly.
Dose, one twist every second. A euro
Wc said we would guarantee a cure.
We meant in all but extreme case, or
cases of extremities cold extremities.
There may be, now and then, an mi
fortunate who has tried the above
described exhilarating process with
little or no success.
The backbone generator may have
refused to work, or it may have worked
The probability is, however, the pa
tient is suffering from what we shall
here be pleased to term pedal paralysis.
or chronic encrustation of the feci, ami
in that event the feet must be dipped
in hot water, not too suddenlv or u
frequently, so as to surprise the feet.
but gradually, say every fortnight, till
they become accustomed to their novel
surroundings; then every week, and ul
The patient may deem this modo of
treatment horribly severe, almost bar
baric bnt let him remember it is. tho
Nothing will cure pedal paralysis, or
chronic encrustation of tho feet, bat
If tho patient shrinks with loathing
at theso brilliant suggestions and re
fuses to employ a little water hcmi
occasionally he may expect to stub
along through life with a couple of
poor, miserable non-couductors. an ob
ject of no special interest to his friends
and a burning repruacu to Liniself.
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