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MEDALS OF HONOR.
Hew Uncle 8am Rewards the Ueroea ei
Ilia Army and Navy.
The modal of honor is the one decora
tion given by the United States to
those of its soldiers and sailors who
distinguished themselves by acts of in
dividual gallantry. This decoration
T Little Fellows Who Walt on
Great Law-Maker of the Senate.
The Senate page corp3 numbers fif
teen as bright and quick boys as can bo
found anywhere. They reooive ap
pointments on tho recommendation of
Senators, and come from all sections of ;
tne country, lhere is the elongated i was authorized for military service by
and dark-hucd Southerner and the ! a joint resolution passed by both
ruddy-cheeked and chunky Western t houses of Congress and approved July
boy. the quick Northerner and tho 12, 1862, authorizing the President "to
spectacled Xcw Euglander. They are j cause 2,000 medals of honor to be pre
paid $7.r a month each during the ses- ; pared with suitable emblematic de
sion of Congress, which generally lasts j vices, and to direct that the same be
about eight months for the long and j presented in tho name of Congress to
three months for tho short session, and such non-commissioned oilicers and
at tho close of the latter it is customary j privates as shall most distinguish
to vote them an extra mouth's nay in i themselves bv their trallantry in ac-
order that they may return to their
homes. In addition to their salary tho
pages make quite a goodly-sized sum by
selling autograph alliums containing tho
signatures of the Senators ana prom
inent people whom they buttonhole for
their autographs. Their period of
butterfly life is rather short, however,
as it generally does not extend beyond
two Congresses, the age limit being be
tween Jen and sixteen. After they
reach the age of sixteen they are com
polled to leave.
I Tho pages are very neat in their
edress and pay grout attention to stylo.
They wear tunic coats and knee pants,
generally of some dark material, and
fnffect dark black silk stockings. Their J
l,vork begins at uino a. in., when they
Iissomblo in the Senate chamber and
jut the desks of the Senators in order
or tho day. arranging tho several
'ills, petitions, etc., on them, after
5ltltt lltlliW.2 "f lltr ! t itlMNlilii fat Mini
tie v can a muse themselves until twelve
clock, when the Senate convenes, at
hich time they station themselves on
ther side of the President's platform.
fter tho chaplain's prayer
ins in earnest, and
aiit'y on the run, answering tho snan
the 1; nrrers of the Senators, earw
ig bilis- and papers to the President's
inl excuting tho multitudiuoti:;
i it is customary for
Senate usually is in session till
when it goes into Executive
the pages from duty.
the Senate to
on J'hurjSay evening until
.lllilll' H-l1 lltV 41l.ill.k - ?- X .. - f..u
':iu.i i.i,'i :i I!.", iiteu in HLi:iiiiir iyr
page- to dj in Hie interim, and
ty amus'j themselves in various
yy. Some are continually poring
r novels of "The White Eagle, the
pper" order, but the greater num
: are enthusiastic bicyclers, those
yi are not fortunate enough to own a
el not begrudging paying sixty
an liour for tho rent wf one. and
jyaro the amusing squabbles among
si a- to how many minutes one h:is
de it before another bikes it. they
n: lured it on shares. It can not
leaied, also, that some are con-
d gum chewers. Tho wide marble
isters on either side of the stair
ng to tho upper floors offer a great
tatioa to them to slide down them
tion and their soldier-like qualities
during the present insurrection." This
was followed March 3, 1803, by an act
authorizing the additional issue of
medals of honor for such officers, non
commissioned officers, and privates as
have most distinguished, or may here
after most distinguish, themselves in
action," appropriating 20,000 to de
fray the expenses of tho same. Th
medal prepared was a five-pointed
star, tipped with trefoil, each point
containing a crown of laurel and
oak; in the middle, within a cir
cle of thirty-four stars, America is
personified as Minerva, with her left
hand resting on the fasces, while with
her right, in which she holds a
shield bearing the arms of the United
States, she repels Discord. Tho whole
is suspended by a trophy of twocros.sed
cannon and a sword surmounted by the
American eagle, and linked with the
dependent star. A ribbon of thirteen
stripes, blue and white, headed with a
stripe of plain blue, unites it with a
clasp consisting of two cornucopias
and the arms of the United States. Tho
medal is of bronze, and no distinction
they are con- has as yet been made by giving medals
. ., '! 1 1 V.
ui inui ur iiutu uert3 winra ui
peculiar heroism have been performed.
This medal is within the reach of the
humblest private in tho army, and is
prized by its most distinguished officers.
A large majority of those who have
received the medal were enlisted men
in the volunteer ranks during the civil
war. but many have also been conferred
upon members of the regular army
not only for heroic acts during tho war,
but similar deed. while engaged in
lighting the hostile Indians in the
ardous campaigns on the frontier. The
medals of honor for the navy were
authorized by an act of Congress
passed in the latter part of 1361, to be
accorded by the Secretary of the Navy
to such petty officers and others of in
ferior nink as should most distinguish
themselves by their gallantry in action
in the navy during the war. It was a
bronze in the form of a star with live
points, with a device emblematic of
Union crushing tho monster Rebellion,
around which were thirty-three stars,
tho number of States then in the Union.
The naval medals were accorded to 320
persons. Those given in the army
GENTLEMEN IN AFRICA.
Chiefs Who Are Dintlnculshnrt for Tact
and l'leasing Conduct.
Til Livingston's travels ho is contin
ually referring to tho dusky females of
Africa as ladies, but it is very seldom
that explorers have occasion to apply
the word gentlemen to the men they
meet. Among the great tribes north
of Victoria Nyanza. however, are a few
chiefs to whom Sir Samuel Baker, Emin
Pasha, Stanley and a few other white
men think the word fitly applies.
Baker said, for instance, that Kata
grua was the only gentleman he met
at tho big King Kabrega's court, and
Emin Pasha is equally complimentary.
He says that while he was in tho so
ciety of Katagrua that chief never onco
asked his guest for a present, and ho
received very politely and with every
appearance of pleasui o the few insig
nificant presents tho white man was
able to give him.
Before Emin Pasha met this gentle- . steamer.
Yon never hear the bee complain,
Xor hear it weep nor wail;
Hut if it wish, it can unfold
A very painful tail.
The bright boy in a Burlington, Vt.,
Sunday-school, who said that a Freo
Will Baptist was one who went into tho
tank of his own accord, was sent down
to tho foot of the class in theology.
N Y. Tribune.
It's a pity that tho dude can't bo
allowed the woman's privilege of
changing his mind. Perhaps if ho wero
he might possibly make a swap for one
that was occasionally good for some
thing. Journal of Education.
The reason why so many old families
die out is because the younger ones have
not bee sense enough to swarm. They
want to stay together and live on each
ve. X. O. 1'ica-
The sum of 100. which was do
posited in a Hartford bank in 1824, has ' other until they all st
grown to $2,621, and the person who ' ylmc-
placed it there has been dead for sev- ! She "Ha! ph. why did you .-end
eral years, while the rightful heirs only j ne a little red tlag to-day!" Kalph (a
learned their good luck a few weeks , rejected and dejected suitor) -I beg
ago. ' you will wear it as a signal of danger.
More than three hundred Italian ' Von know. I would not like to see tho
lanorers sailed from .New lork for! other fellows suffer as I do
home the other day, being unable to Life.
Vfc4 W Am !-. . ..-.. A ?ff. ? V
uuwuil eilipiUYIIieiU. 1 WO
manly person he visited Chief Anfini,
with whom he became very friendly,
and whom he described as "the only
negro gentleman" he had met ir. four
years' wanderings in Africa. Anfini
is one of the chiefs under King Kabre
ga, and he rules a district in Unzoro.
Dr. Emin describes this remarkable
person as a portly, well-dressed
man of middle age, who is
possessed of inborn tact, never asks
for presents, and is not inquisitive about
the private affairs of his guests. Since
tho Arabs began trading in his country
Anfini has been able to procure many
articles of European manufacture. Dr.
brigands, . "Voumr man." li s:nd. n!miilv.
who had been confined ever since their, "what would vou think if I shiml.I mt
j arrival, were sent back by the same an enemy into my mouth to steal away
.steamer. mv brains?' ! mmiii h.. ti,;.,t-
The famous cattlo trail between sir' li!.--..nih..l th. ,nn- ,.,'
Texas and the North will soon be wiped -that you were going to'iui'uiinecesl
out. It was COO miles long and one bary expense." X J'. Hun.
'"- mi.-, aim neu me original survey With A.VJ0 000
m oiurauo was mane m:s strip was ' single do-
.. .. c u ui u,e uo men. me j reaoa h) be discouraged. Txvontv veara
railroads have now rendered it useless, i from now we shall be W(M..:i ia!li;vmin.
-A two-year-old child died at At- ios in dog.,, though wo mav possibly
, au., ,,o., ei ;l jearago ,v snort lo!H.a few t,iVMp.-.Loilb,iile VourLr.
time before its death the child s hair Journal.
Ow ... ,V ....,1 .. 1 1 t
.iseu uu aim a euri piaceu id a Dox An article is going the round
v.ii.1 9o.ut.-ui uie cuuus piaymmgs. , the j,.,,, headed: "Hov
jut uiuui u.iv. wneii uie oox was v;r ' !- ...,?...
" . l. IL.1 1 lll!T
opened, the hair was found to have.' .lIld iuteresting. but" when a'vouii" man
grown over two feet. faIls in ,ove he (lo:,-t I)olldL.;oVer
A laris tradesman one night ro-'mioa. ili!t,11thf.fbi;c.-.w s.,i.i.
Emin says that Anfini is the only negro j cently asked the old woman who came umi raM f-v.niicallv in the d-irk"
Prince he has met to whom clothingand , around every morning to clean up his t'omcrcille Journal.
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rwuuiur oiuer civiiizeu appliances ii " i; uneu in see iieopie Hanging, i,.-, .,.:,. , ,. :t.. ..-r ,
, ,,. .. . i ii , ... . . i l ro.p.'ftive son-m-riw "Jl'vbmi
ave found their wav to his country haqe ' Jnd when she said no. told her she had , ., ,:r. .... ;.. . .i--
. ,. -i , it , ' i , 4 i i i ciis.om jii-stihes me m asking vou how
e. nut ., rui...u wie next morn- , llItfh yon ai-e going to giv
y , mg. then. She supposed it was a joke tcr in c.:&SJO we ni.,n
ie until the next morning, when she , fathe:-in-law Ves. ami
flannels and is scrupulous!,
clean. He is tho only native in the
central regions of the dark continent
pushed open the door and found the
who habitually uses plates and metal j dead body of a man hanging in the '
torn justifies me in
iffkiiig you how
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spoons at his meals. When Dr. Emin ' passage. He had put up on the shut-, with nn. m().,ev.'- :rcxai &.?,. '
was his tnifst. bananas and other fond ' lers the notice: "Ciosod on account nf i .. .'..'' ." J ' J"
were passed around on China dishes. ' death in the familv." , . -h,la-'ey "4 statistics
'1W U ,. mnn in t..i..t... vi t,,lu" UKU 'oy-nve per cent, ol niaio
, - " ., . , . ' '' criminals are unmarried."
who imagines that he is a Teapot. He , . .., - , ., ,
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i - - Tinrki Tn. ik?ii? iiiTi-i.i f.. tr.it..i?..i... T'
him that he , ., ., , ' .... . ., '
.vim uie eiisiun s:ie;ifu v.-.is so ueep
one at !vit "ii ('i.iiio,. .....,i.i i....... j.... ..
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FARM AND FIRESIDE.
The farmer who carries a note
book in his pocket and jots down his
mistakes as well as his successes in hi.-
farm work, will have a very interest
ing and profitable book for reference
By good management of tho pas
tures it is possible to secure a supply
of grass until late in tho fall, and then
with a patch of rye sown early in tit j
fall, it is possible to have a supply very
early in the spring. National Live
An hour and a half nooning is nono
too much for the farmer and his labor
ers in the long days. A little later in
the evening, when harvest work is
pressing, is better than hard work in
the middle of day. I'raine Farmer.
A long-handled brush. Jongenougli
to reach tho ceilings, is as important to
a good housekeeper as a good broom:
if the walls and ceilings are lightly
brushed before the room is swept, the
paper will keep clean and fresh much
It is utter folly to say "farming
don't pay, but it is a fact 'that profit!
are not as large as they would be with
more acute intelligence employed in
the business, and. withal, liberal pvp
nration. which is a condition precedent,
to full success.
Tapiooa fivam: Two tabUpoo-i-fuls
of tapioca soaked over night in
to Select a j warm water, ono quart of mill:; boil
very scentifie ten minutes with the tapioca, two-
thirds cup of sugar, yelks of thro
eggs, salt and tlavor to taste. B ;at th j
whites of the eirgs to a stiff froth, 'add
two tablespoonfuls of sugar, sprea.l
over the top and brown.
That habit of throwing every tml
down, any how. in any way. or a i
place, is one of the mo-.t det-st .b!?
habits a man can possibly get into. It
is only a matter of habit to eorrjei th;-.
Make it an intlexible end of you- li'
to "have a place for every t'lin; an I
every thing in its place." Itural .Yew
represented in a
this country has no
Mis people never presume to appear m
public in a nude condition, but all are
decently wrapped in
doming. out notning can convince
Both Stanley and Emin Pasha spoke is not a teapot, and an earthe
ninh II Stt ll-lt lihS-iit I j-.aaa I it w.,- aT U jrm llifit IIa .4i..I, . .., .A A .
ttV " l4u iiauii4iiiaiii: ui rw ( i. lit auuM uut lint; anil lO rCH"e- ts.-t
miesa s naiiKiro or rnmo Jimister. i sent tne spout, bends tho other to rep-'
Dr. Emin says he "must be placed ! resent the handle, makes a hissing '
rather than walk down, and "mounted to several thousand. CAt-
teiov-'iiy wun wnicn tnev no (when
il to the tassellated tloor 'bclou
s ccruun ueat.ni would terriit
ry are all young politicians, Uikc
n interest in tho debates and arc
,sghly posted on all topics that
before tlie Senate, and religioush,
1 the position and merits of theii
rtive Senatorial favorites. It h
Iroiumou thing, after adjournment
fpme heated debate, for them tc !
des and debate the argument;
Id con that they have heard. And
at it with a vim, defying parlia-,
acquaintance." It was this man, who
had raised himself from the lowest rank
to the highest place in Uganda next to
the King, who asked Stanley if he could
give him some quick poison with which
he might make way with himself in
case he shonld ever lose tho favor of
the King and his life should in conse
quence be in peril.- X. V. Sun,
A ROYAL LAUNDRY.
- -"Is it becoming to mo?" she ask -d.
as she paraded in the costume of one
i, if any one comes near him. is ,.v . , ...
.,..., , ... , . .. '"les. my dea." said he. meekly.
a-.. il-si uit; iiil uiiii aim urcaK ..jj
tlTTimifr tlio fur nnrrw fr..nt1k,t..tt f mtr ' Tinic t .,it....f 1. ...mtitn. . .......
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cago Inter Ocean.
MIND AND MATTER.
The Effect of Kxtrci:trly Hot WVathrr na
IliftVrent KlmW r Men.
One cf the most interesting studies
bearing upon this subject (of tho rela
tion of mind to matter) is found in ob
serving the effects of a high tempera
ture upon different organizations. The
nervous, sensitive, egotistic man when
the thermometer ranges among the
nineties, is chiefly intent upon pub
lishing his perpetual discomfort. In
stead of sitting still and cooling his
l-y law ana grammar alike, and i mind through work or genial diversion,
'much in earnest as though they ! ho moves busily about telling every
d $.",000 a year for it. But it it , body how hot it is, with gestures and
r playroom, the awful mysteries ejaculations to match. He is a mental
Ii they allow no other morta' ! radiator, bent upon transmitting his
penetrate, whore the pages kick t own conditions to other minds, and
:i jinks. For good and sufficient without intending it is generating his
, apparent t. the mo-t casual own discomfort within others.
r. this room is located in a dis-1 On the other hand the man of oven
Ii secluded portion of the Capitol i temperament, of cool mind, avoids all
. ana there they shout, laugh mention of physical and thermal con
to their heart s content. It ir
idtcn that quarrols among their
lull in blows, as it means a sum-
appear before that awful tribu-
ithe mind of a page, the ser-
I'-arms. to bo followed by a sus-
fof two weeks or more with loss
Rges are under the charge and
of old Captain Bassctl, who
Ipied the position, it is said.
ire tne memory of man. lit
h as a page himself and is now
Md-headed and white-bearded
.'man. His itost of dutv
II tne President
'thorn. It wo
nuity for a fourteen-year-old
pose of $75 monthly, but
em rise quite equal to the oe
Pthers again have quite a
bank account. Those' who
unions on a not day. it is purpose is
to get his mind as far away from them
as possible. Ho hears his nervous
friend lling down his pcii or spade and
declare that it is too hot for work. To
him congenial work is the very best
means of keeping his attention away
from physical discomfort. One feels
comparatively cool in this man's pres
ence. He is a partial refrigerator and
transmits his own conditions.
The mere physical temperature of a
man on a hot day is not the measure of
discomfort. In the busy se:ison hun-
I ureds of flew England farmers Uril in
foien Uil-djSin thehot sun h4.ck ex-
"," irit'ir,ic"'i'B m"wtJ w"j
linate as to have relatives in
II Of COUI-hft Sir. woll Innlrnrl
r.lYwWa. ,1lw. !..;. 4 rt 4.... ., .
riuKiv. MIU II. .U ill irUSlf lU
mercies of ther typical
ouse Keepers IxMotkiij after
h or less i-eckless: s Taken as
f;y are a very goift.eiha'iily;
,ig lot of boys, and ure taid
t iinprovuinent on Iho force
essioits. Senalor Gorman
iage. and tho stofyi that'
ly had his ears milled. by
sett on occasions whon.no
rrace. iV. Y. Graphic
Ircmarkable coincidence in
litli a Berks County (Penn.)
ling by name, is that both
born on February 22,
Ire took place on February
Itheir six children (which
i sets of twius) were borii
l-eaOK ImM l&ftnuta.'u the
day. iiuVji'one is accosted on tho
roadside and reminded that it is a ter
ribly hot day, ho will generally reply
with true Yankee drollery that it is
splendid weather for corn. The farm
er's mind is on the hay and corn crops
instead of the heat. His mind is kept
cof.l by congenial labor and the prom
ise of good crops. , s p
;f j luitis Jrutrofiiinari is.tnue-of beasts.
One of the most painful" sights to a
puesfm'of jkind.'lij'Jirt'is to'ee: the dis
tress of horses that pull the, street cars
oh a-'scrirching. diiy.'Thoseinnimals re
crivc t;lebest-eare and treatment by
th'e cbnip'anics, and their' . muscular
otren.'rth is not over-taxed so far as
' more work iscoricorncd Ahorse doing
thepamo,work on 4 country road would
'rfptlMrttpif'e? WiHJliilt is tho tremend
ous strain upon their nerves caused by
constant fear of losing their feet on the
smooth pavement when starting the
car that chiefly induces their sweat and
somi-lorture. Even with a horse it is
the condition of mind that largely de
cides its power to endure heat and
n Anecdote Chararterl e of Kin; I.ud.
wis J. of Hat-aria.
King Ludwig I. of Bavaria, whose
name is being recalled at the present
time in various ways, was ri much
noted for his lavish expenditure of
money in beautifying his capital as for
his economy in minor matters. It is
said he wore the same old coat to be
shaved in for forty years, and when
ever it rained sent a lackey for his old
umbrella, saying it was too bad to use
the new one, for it had cost seven
gulden. The following anecdote is
quite characteristic of the King: Among
the many privileges enjoyed by all
persons in the slightest way connected
with the court, during tho reign of liis
easy-going predecessor King Max,
from the chief marshal down to the 1
oven heater, was that of having their
soiled linen washed in the royal latin- I
dry. Shortly after King Lud wig's ac
cession, as he was standing ono morn
ing looking out of the palace window,
his wonder and curiosity were aroused
by seeing numerous wagons drive up,
one after the other in front of the royal
residence, all laden with mysterious
looking bundles, which disappeared
within the palace walls. Sending for
his castellan, the King inquired the
meaning of this strange procession.
"May it please your Majesty," replied
the astonished castellan, "it was ever
the custom of our late King of blessed
memory to allow a few needy and
deserving persons to send their wash
ing to tho royal laundry." "A few
persons!' exclaimed Ludwig; "nearly
an hour have I been standing at this
window, and there is still no end to the
procession. This is an imposition, a
downright imposition, and it shall go
on no longer." And he gave strict or
ders to have the bundles remain un
opened, to keep them till Easter Tues
day, when they were to be returned
unwashed, with a strict injunction
never to be sent again. The result
was, adds our chronicler, that half of
Munich had no clean shirt for Easter.
X. Y. Vod.
and then, if any one come:
off either his handle or his spout
Canadian girls, it is said, allow
their lovers six months to made a de-
I'lSinn If tint l-nnlli i rvn.tTj.iil.inT,. f
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bashful and the young lady is indulgent
she may give him a place on the sofa
and accept contributions of the sap of
the maple with which he comes laden
to her fresh from the forest for another
three months. But unless somewhere
in that time he asks her to bo his own
ho must seek other firesides. She
doesn't weep at the parting or make
any time over it. There art as good
fish in the sea as ever were caught, she
argued and in that reason she finds
consolation for the misspent time.
Canadian girls are not only pretty, but
they are all trained to make good housekeepers.
)ou't yon wish I could dress in this
1 fashion always?" "Xo, my dear: but
, I wish." he added musiugly, "you had
! lived when that was th:; stvle."
Lightning-rod agent (to boy): "Is
that your father Iyinvf there in tho
shade, sonny?" Boy "Xo. sir: pa's
away, an me and ma is the only ones
at home; that's a ded book agent.
D'ye want to sell ma any thing?"
"Thunder, no!" said tho lightning-rod
The day will come in this country
when the man who carries a cano
under his arm and the man who car
ries an umbrella 0:1 his shoulder, will
be taken out and hit with a squash,
and hit hard enough to kill. Then the
woman with the baby cart wants to
look out. Detroit Free Prci..
Long-haired Stranger. "My friend,
don't you believe in the grand old
maxim that 'Honesty is the best policy?'
Citizen "Well. I didn't use to. sir;
but now that I have accumulated a
snug fortune and retired from business,
I'm beginning to think there's some
thing in it. An honest man, stranger,
is a very noble work indeed." 7Y;;c.
According to the Jtejm'dican. a
Springfield market man sent an order
to a farmer in a neighboring town fur
some chickens, but neglected to state
whether the fowls should be shipped
alive or dressed. .Not being "up on
current literature, he w:is rather sur
prised to receive a postal the next day,
on which was written: "Tho quick or
"Why, Bilbcck." said Stngleman
to a friend in a restaurant. "I thought
you went to housekeeping a week ago.
and now I find you here taking your j tionally full-blooded and vigorous per
ineals?" "Yes," said Bilbeck. garnish- sons, on the condition that the coif
ing a fried oyster with ketchup, "two
days after we commenced housekeep
ing our cook was taken sick, and my
wifehas been filling her place, and you
know she took lessons at a cooking
school. " Drake's Ma jazinc.
I work. Boston Globe.
T '1?' "i?'
How to Make an Easy Rug.
Take a piecb'o'f ' Brussels or tapestry
carpet the sizo desired. With wooden
needles nnd 'Germantown yarn knit a
lace about- four or. five inches wide,
choosing an easy pattern. Tho color
of the yarn . should contrast well
with the ' prevailing 'color in tho car
pet, ntlhoiign'maroon or cardinal usu
ally looks well with any colors used
for this purpose. " Haw the lace
around tho piece of carpet as a
border, and you will be surprised
hew nice it will look. This is so
simple to make that any one who can
use the knitting needles can make a
handsome rug in a very short time
If a harder .yarn is liked, the Scotch
Starlight will answer the purpose, for
it wears excellently. For those who
crochet but do not knit, any crochet
edgo will ' Iook pretty, providing the
hook used' is coarse, as the coarser this
edgo is made the prettier it will look.
MoslonMudyct., .,..., . , u.i0
FIFTY YEARS AGO.
Queen Victuri.Vs Coronation In Wcstmin
Iitrr Ahlwy .luue 1!8. 1K38.
Fifty years ago. on the 28th of June,
l&lS, the crown of these realms was
placed upon the head of Queen Vic
toria. On the morning of that memor
able day the sky was overcast for a
time, and between seven and eight rain
fell. The procession, which a vast
multitude had gathered to see, would
have been shorn of half its splendor
and attraction if the weather were un
favorable. Happily the sky cleared
and the sun shone forth brightly before
the procession left Buckingham palace
at ten o'clock. The beauty of the day
was one of the charms of a spectacle
which had not been equaled since the
entry into London of the allied sover
eigns in 1814. An incident occurred
before the end of the ceremony at West
minster abbey which in tho days of
antiquity would have been hailed as a
good omen and which, in fact, has
proved emblematic of the brilliancy of
a reign that is not only one of the long
est but is one of the most memorable in
our history. After the royal robe had
been thrown over her Majesty's
shoulders, after the orb had been placed
in her hand and tho ring upon her
finger, after the Holy Bible had been
presented to her and the Archbishop of
Canterbury had pronounced a solemn
blessing, then, to use the words of our
reporter, "a gleam of sunshine which
now broke through the great south
rose window lighted right on her
Majesty's crown, which sparkled like
a galaxy and lent a still more dazzling
brilliancy to the scene." There, are
men still living who were present not
only at the coronation of the Queen
ouiannaioi ner two preuooessors on ,.ftmrir,nn,i .,,. ,.:,. fn.
tho throne. Yet tho vast majority of hair of :i riv:,l, and the countei--remedy iu v
the people have no acquaintance with to l)C u.cll 1)V th0s0 who thi:ik thair ' strife
sucn a ceremony now except at second
hand, and it is our fervent hope that
many years may olapso before another
coronation takes place at Westminster
Abbey. When the Queen was crowned
there were some old men whose memor
ies might-stretch back, to- the time when
George HI. ascended the throne, yet
there were many more to. whom such
an event as a coronation-wns'nbt extra
ordinary and who had neon pros-siit at
that of George IV. seventeen years,
and that of William IV. seven- years
before. With the exception pf the
coronation of Gcorge"IIL, no event of
'that kind was more noteworthy than
What the horse eats he can rt!
will digest inside of four hours, t'ioiv
fore he should be fed often an i have
rich material in his stomach in s:n ill
bulk. The chances of m.tuy a g. I
race horse hare bjen spotleJ bv star
vation. A horse or a ma.i with an
empty stomach can never put forth hi-bo-t
feats of strength or speed. It ' it
taken trolting-horse trainers to Ie-tr:i
this, but those who win have lear ic.l
iL Field and Farm.
The best authorities have settled
upon a few staple prolucts whic'i cm
tain food in a high degree. Fir; a'td
foremost is milk. It is no oe.momy to
scant the supply of milk iistvl by.: fam
ily. It often takes the place o: other
food to a large extent. Butter is whole
some fat. and cream a palatable for.n
in which to take fat when it is espe
cially needed by the system. Chie-
is very nutritious. The cereal f.i.d
havo varying values. They are nu
merous in variety, and, by making tho
different preparations of oat. whe.it.
barley and corn the staple breakfa ;t
foods, a housewife can scarcely ji
amiss. Christian at Work.
SLEEPING AFTER MEALS.
The Natural Way of Alillng Jig.-,:i,n :m:l
Strenj;thrniiiK the ISrain.
There is a widespread seperstition.
cherished by the great majority of th.
people: that to sleep immediately after
they have taken food is to endanger
health, to favor the onset of apoplexy,
etc. a superstition based on the as
sumption that during sleep the brain i.-
normally congested. There's, no doubt,
such a thing as congestive sleep, but
during normal sleep the brain :s an:e
mic. When a person has taken a fairly
abundant lunch or dinner the stomach
demands a special influx of blood
wherewith to accomplish its work o!
digestiou; no organ can more easily
comply with that demand than the
brain, winch, when in full activity, is
suffused with a maximum amount of
the vital fluid. But a derivation of
blood from the brain to the stomach
can only take place, except in exeep-
Toilet Recipes of Ancient Egypt.
Curious hair recipes occur on somo
of the papyri, some of which are very
absurd. One to prevent the hair from
turning gray directs tlmt a salve should
be made from the blood of a black cilf
cooked in oil; in another that of a black
bull is preferred for tho same object.
Evidently the color of the animal was
to pass through the salve into the hair.
In another place we read of the tooth
of a donkey dipped in honey being
used for really strengthening the luiir;
bral lunctions be meanwhile par
tially or wholly suspended. Hence
many people alter taking dinner feel
indisposed for mental action, and
not a fow long for sleep. The al
ready partially an;emic brain would
fain yield up to the stomach a still
further supply of blood and yeild itself
up to refreshing sleep. Doing so it
gains new strength: meanwhile diges
tion proceeds energetically: and. soon,
body and mind are agaiu equipped to
continue in full force tho battle of life.
But superstition, the child of ignor
ance, intervenes, declares that sleep
during digestion is dangerous, ad
monishes the would-be sleepers to
struggle against their perilous inclina
tion, and, though telling them that
after dinner they may sit awhile, as-
and the ingredients for an ingenious , sures l'M Ui . aunge. "Alter sup
injuring tho I ' ur """l'v ' """" xne minions
.icuins ormnue. tneiviore.
to which it condemns th
hair-oil has been tampered with bv a unu ,""oru iae ""S-siious ottered to
suspicions friend. Cakes of some com- t,1lem y flower animals, who have
position which absorbed oil wore al. ; njwars pnictxced the lesso-w of sound
ways placed on tne neaus ot tne guests , - - - ---i -" im-
at least, and from them the oil grad
ually trickled down through the hair.
A most disagreeable practice this may
seem to us. but to them it appears to
have given great pleasure; and with
the Egyptians as well as with tiio
Hebrews, oil was symbolical of joy and
gladness." Rouge and other coloring
substances were- used by women of
Egypt to enhance, as they thought.
their beauty; the eves nad often agreen
line under them: the lashes and eve-1
max 01 nor Majesty sme me sue,co- -ows wero penciled in black; and, as
sion to- the crown of these realms was in modern Egypt, the nails were always
settled bv act of Parliament .in the stained red with a preparation from
house jf Brunswick. London Ziuu.' tho henna plant. Woman War Id
wnenever they are allowed to do so.
Hence the human brain and human
stomach of such vivtims contend with
each other during the digestive process;
the brain, impelled by superstition,
strives to work and demands blood to
work with, while the stomach, stimu
lated by its contents, strives cam
on its marvelous chemistry, and de
mands an ample supply of blood for
the purpose. The result of tho stru--g!o
is that neither is able to do its work
well: the brain is enfeebled bv bvnn
denied its natural rest duriii" the di
gestive process,;and the. healthy func
tion of the stomach, degenerates into
dyspepsia. Westminster llwiew.
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