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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (July 29, 1892)
TRUE WORTH WINS.
It Mn't the thing you nro doing,
Hut tbo way Hint you do It, my frlcn.1i
Not ttio courjo, but tbe way of pursuing.
On which your successes depend.
There nro prizes In ctery vocation,
And ho Is tho fortunnto man
AVho I rcti not, bocnuo of Ills station,
liulduMjust tho boat that ho can.
'Tl9 not the sons wo call clover,
llui thu rendering well of tho uotew;
The mutlc of nlKlitliigilct never
I tint true from the uiocldug-blruV throats.
It Isn't tho word thnt ymi spenk, friend.
Hut tho Mrillo or thu frown thnt you near
That lightens a cross for thcwcalt, friend,
Or makes It harder to bear.
'TIs not life but tho motlvo for living,
Can gr.iec to cxUtctieo Impart,
Not tho Kill can lend worth to tho giving.
Hut tho love that lies deep In tho heart.
Some own n king's crown, r no nn ncre,
And he's tlio Miperlcr man,
Wlir, trim to hlmclf timl Ills Maker,
Is Oclng tho lift that ho can.
-Lllllo Sholdun. In llou-icliccper.
wyiL tv fio muDstir
K& J I" rJ
"Mrs. Ilelthorpo don't forget tho
poor," said the woman, gratefully.
They walked on In silence for n few
paces tmil then Mlehttel usked what
liad changed Ann CrnUu from n strong
woman Into n cripple.
"Kheunmtlc fever," Helthorpo replied.
"She is a good creature and frets sorely
over her tiRelcssness."
Michael remembered thnt Ann Crako
had befrletited a certain motherless
boy and mended his tattered clothes
when his drunken father neglected
him. The boy had grown up and got
ou well In tho world, but It had never
TOR WAN OAVB HIM ONE STEADY, DAHK
occurred to him to wonder how Ann
was faring. The man who forgets God
forgets everything else that is worth
remembering. He was sorry now that ho
had never done anything for this friend
of old times. It was tho flrht sign of
softening, the iirst touch of humanity
that he had known in ull theso hurry
Turning a corner of tho road they
came in sight of the old Inn, nnd
Michael's memory woke up again, llo
saw the motherless boy led in through
that dark door by nnother boy of his
own age. and recalled tho little room
with the low ceiling, where n bright tiro
crackled merrily on winter days nnd 11
comfortable meal awaited tho hungry
lad. whose home , l.trdor was too often
empty. A few weeks ago ho would
have been ashamed of theso humble
recollections, but'illness and weariness
had surely made him moro tender
hearted, and again ho felt a pang. Af
ter nil it would have been well if ho
had kept Aaron at tho works and
spared a few minutes sometimes to talk
of old days. Hut no; it was best that
Aaron should be sent away. It would
have been impossible to retain tho old
friendship and give up tho old love.
He had chosen the short cut to for
tune, and it hud led him through mlro
nnd thorns, an short cuts generally do.
As for Olive, he would not think of her
tills evening. His head was too tired to
bear this load of memories. Tho past
was gone. He would do something for
Ann Crake, and look up somo of tho
poorest villagers before he left tho
nlace. but "lover nnd friend" must bo
put far from him for ever.
The clear evening sky smiled over
head, tho little Meon gurgled nlong un
der the very walls of the old Inn, thero
was the same moss-grown bridge, with
email ferns feathering out of tho brick
work, and a man and ti girl were stand
ing toguther.looklng down Into tho swift
water. They rnlEed their heads as
Michael and tho farmer approached.
Tho girl gazed at Michael for u sec
ond or two, then started, and turned
sharply away with flushed cheeks. Tho
man gave him ono Bteady dark look and
turned also. And thon Ilelthorpo sud
denly remembered that Michael had
once been Ollvo Wlnflold'a promised
husband. It was no wondor that Jano
Chnlloek nnd Aaron Fonluko should
dislike tho sight of him.
"Shall wo go back now?" tho farmer
Ills companion assented, and thoy
began to retrace their steps, Michael
silently making up his mind to shorten
his stay in Hastmeon. Ho hnd not
thought of seeing Anron hero.
"I fancied that young Fcnlnko was
in London'."' lie said after a pause.
"He has como hero to munago old
Ilartlett's mill," Ilelthorpo replied.
'And he Is to bo married to Jano Chal
loek In the summer, I urn told."
No moro was said about tho Fcnlalccs
.or tho ChnllookH that evening, and It
seemed to Helthorpo thnt his guest did
iiintcnru to hear much of old friends nnd
neighbors. Thoy talked politics and
'discussed business matters until It was
time to retire for the night. And thpn
.Michael, with somo slight awkward
ness, remarked that ho must return to
j town to-morrow.
I "I thought wo should keep you here a
Wk!i at least," said tho farmer, in a
fl rvl .ri T -L-T.
v.r- --t-. ' ... - aLi
"A week? No, no, Holthorpe, I
can't allow myself such n long holiday.
Mrs. Chaso Is nervous about my health,
and I must go back to-morrow."
"Well, Chase, you really do look as
if you had been neglecting yourself.
My wife would bo nervous enough If I
looked ns you do," Ilelthorpo said kind
ly. "Perhaps yon can persuade Mrs.
Chaso to come with you Into the coun
try." "We shnll go to tho seaside later on.'l
Michael answered with a preoccupied
air. "I have been thinking about Ann
Crake," ho added, putting his hand In
his pocket- "Will you glvo her this
from me, Ilelthorpo? And tell Her
that I shall not forget her In tho fu
ture." He laid a five-pound note on the table
nnd went quickly out of the room.
That BUddcn encounter with Aaron
had set him quivering with annoyance
anil pain. He had come here for peace,
nnd the Hash In Aaron's eyes had ex
pressed wrath and bitter contempt. If
he had been the man ho 01100 was
Mtciiael would have given only n scorn
ful thought to his old companion; but
he had changed greatly, and all his
coolness was gono. Ill-health and Mrs.
Chase's temper had deprived him of
that solf-assiironeo which had helped
him to overcome many obstacles, lie
was shaken nnd worn, his nerves were
out of order, and he found himself
longing foollslily for some tender voice
to soothe him In his loneliness to-night.
The crowned head, more llendlsh titan
ever by candlelight, attracted his eyes;
ho almost fancied that It smiled, n
wicked smile of subtle meaning, nnd
turned away from it with disgust.
There seemed to bo no ehanco for rest
for him. Ho was miserably wakeful,
and yet aching with weariness from
head to foot. There was no help for It,
ho must take a sleeping draught, al
though ho knew that it wns not a wise
thing to do. He had had recourse to
these draughts often of late.
After he hud swallowed the opiate ho
went to the window and threw It open.
Tho air was sweet and cold and seemed
to revive him. IIo let It blow In upon
his hot face and then threw himself,
half undressed, on the bed. He meant
to Ho thero thinking for n few minutes
before lie closed the window and put
out tho light. Kvcn now he was not
sure of getting any deep; the draughts
had failed sometlmeii to prodtt'o tho
desired eft'ect. And to-night he was so
restless and wide-awoko that It seemed
ns If nothing ou earth could lull him
As he lay there, gazing out nt tho
star-sown night, he felt that he would
have given much to hnvo seen the faces
of his old friends looking kindly on him
again. He had gained so many desira
ble things that It was absurd to He hero
pining for a little friendliness from com
mon people. Only there are moments,
even In successful lives, when nothing
seems so precious ns those poor treas
ures that wo laughed at and throw
away long ngo.
How happy that pair had looked, as
they stood, side by side, watching tho
flow of tho wnter! Yet It wns only a
very common kind of joy thnt they were
feeling, and it might hnvo been Mi
chael's too. IIo had held It In his grasp
and tossed it from him; It was gone for
ever, nnd ho had only just begun to re-uli.-.o
its true value. What had ho gained
in exchange? Shreds of Interest, given
sparingly by a woman who had never
loved nor been loved, barren glittering
days, whose monotony was only broken
by Mrs. Chnso's frantic efforts to get
As ho thought of thoso frantic efforts,
he laughed with sudden scorn of her
and of himself. He was beginning to
know something about them now
thoso disappointed women who hnvo
climbed a little way up tho social
ladder nnd then stuck fast. Ho had
seen their frenzy when some other
woman, poorer, but moro attractive,
had gilded gracefully past them, and
taken up her position above their heads,
ilow pitiable this small ambition seemed
to him at this moment, when ho was
weak and lonely! Tho simple wifely
love, tho clinging hands of little chil
dren, tho sacred bweetness of n home,
were blessings that tho successful raau
was never to know.
Sleep carao upon him unawares;
long sought, it kept far from him, but,
when ho had given up all hopo of rest,
a deep slumber fell upon his senses;
nnd ito lay still and unconscious with
tho night air blowing on his face. Tho
wind was rising, but ho felt It not.
Then a stronger puff caught tho muslin
window curtain and floated It perilously
near tlio Unmo of the candle, which wns
still burning on tho toilet tabic. Hut ho
did not wake.
No, ho did not wake, but his dreams
were terrible. Ho had wronged Aaron
Fenlake, It Was true, but surely Auron
BUNK DOWN UrON Till'. FLOOR.
had taken n cruel way to avenge his
wrongs. And Jnno mid Olive too: they
had over been soft und merciful In tho
old days, but now tljcy were helping
Aaron to hold him fnst on the bridge.
And it wns not the Meon that wns run
ning along at their feet, but a river of
burning lava, red nnd horrible. Ho
was choking with Its denso fumes; ho
could feci its fearful heat; butyot they
would not lot him go. Thero wns no
escape; they were bent on his destruc
tion, nnd he could not even dud voice
to utter a faint cry. Olid moro strug
gle, a wild start, nnd he awoke at last.
Tho room was full of smoko. Tho
little chnmbcr hnd become ns hot us an
oven, and now and then a flame darted
out of the thick cloud. Faint, nnd still
bewildered by the opiate, ho was slow
In realizing his danger; but he made a
strong effort, end groped his way to
the door, gasping t'or breath.
Ho hnd locked tho door, and tho lock
was a very old one. Wildly ho turned
the key round nnd round, but tho door
remained fast closed, and tho room was
growing hotter every moment. He
would try to escape .by the window.
Only, It wns Impossible to breathe much
longer In this dreadful atmosphere, and
when he tried to call for help his voice
failed, and died away In a whisper.
It was a cruel fate to perish In this
way, friendless and alone. Thero wns
no moro strength left In hhn now, death
was coming fast, and now that It was
really near ho knew thnt ho wanted to
go on living. A little whllo ago. llfo
had not reemed a very desirable thing,
but now It was precious and sweet, full
of new possibilities and hopes. Per
haps f It hnd not been for this awful
fate, he might have begun to live a Hew
life, brightened with charities and bet
ter purposes, lie might have "redeemed
the time," If time had been granted
him. Hut It would bo all over soon.
Ho had sunk down upon tho floor,
nnd lay there, helpless and scarcely
conscious, when a loud voice suddenly
made its way to his dulled earn. Then
there was a great crashing of glass,
and n figure leaped Into tho room.
Out of tho burning room Into tho
windy night and tho clear starlight ho
wnrj carried by firm arms, 'lhoro was
just enough Intelligence left In hlmto
make him cling to his deliverer, and
vaguely comprehend that ho must
hold fast while they went down a lad
der. Somehow the descent wns accom
plished li safety, and then Michael
found himself on u heap of straw In the
farmyard, and henrda great elamor and
shouting urouud him.
Tho elamor ceased; ho saw and heard
nothing moro till he woke nt length
from a long npell of unconsciousness.
Ho was no longer In that Ill-omened
room with the vaulted roof, but in n
homely chamber of larger size, with n
low celling. Somo ono had been bath
ing his face, and when ho tried to lift
his hand to his head he found that tho
trembling lingers were too feoblo to
bo of any use. An elderly woman eamo
gently to the bedside and spoko in a
kindly tone that ho seemed to remem
ber. "Llo still," she said, "you must use
my hands till you get stronger."
It wns Mrs. Hooper, who was nursing
him, and ho wns lying In tho best bed
room of tho old Inn. Tho slow hours
dragged along at a, sluggish pace; ho
could only obey the kind mandate- nnd
Ho still, for he was too wenk to move,
and even thinking was almost beyond
his powers. Yet ho felt himself sur
rounded by friends, and now nnd thon
n sense of gratitude would trugglo
through the dull calm. So days went
on, nnd ho lay in tho humble village inn
in helplessness atid weary peace.
Whllo ho was lying thero things were
going on much as usual In Eastmeon,
und every ono In tho place wns ac
quainted with tho story of his rescue
from the burning room. That Is, they
know tho outlines of tho story; but only
Jane Chullock and Mrs. Hooper know
ull that Auron could tell. And It was
Anron who hud saved Michael's life.
".lane," ho said, "1 can't tell you how
I hated him when ho enmo upon us on
the bridge. 1 had wanted to meet him
face to face, und I had my will. I
thought of nil his baseness to tho poor
girl In London, nnd If you had not been
by my side I think I should aiavo struck
hhn then and there."
"Thank God I was with you, Aaron,"
"Yes, thank God you aro olwuys with
inc. A good woman softens n man unn
wares. When we were walking to
gether In tho twilight, und you were
talking In your quiet voice, I began to
feel thnt ho hadn't dono mo any great
harm after all. And then I remem
bered Olive's words about forgiveness,
nnd n sort of shame stirred in me. It's
a bad sign when one's heart is moro
ready to curse than to bless a terrible
bnd sign, Jnnc."
"True, Aaron," sho said, gravely.
"And then, when I wnsieft alone for
the night, I couldn't rest for thinking
of my badness, nnd from that I fell to
calling back old times. I didn't go to
bed; I just paced up nnd down my room,
till I bccmcd to sco Mlnhacl'u face ex
actly us It used to be. What a bright,
fresh-colored lad ho wast Always full
of hopes nnd plans, nnd always ready to
ehcor me up when I was down
hearted. And after that old vision of
him, Jane, I saw him again ns ho is
now tho poor, puny man who won't
live out half his days. Instead of hat
ing him, instend of wanting to hurt
hhn, I was broken down nt oncu with u
great pity. It wasn't Olive's llfo that
ho had blighted, no, nor mine; It wns
his own life thutho had spoiled and
Jano looked up at her lover with tears
in her eyes. They wcro bo happy-
theso two simple persons and they
know that no llfo can bo complete' If it
has missed such happiness as their own.
"The pity grow and grow," Aaron
continued, "till I could not stay In tho
house. I wanted to bo out under tho
stars, and ask Heaven to forgive mo for
my blindness. When I nm upset I al
ways go Into tho open nlr. I never lost
tho habit oven in London, though It
wns little I could sco of tho stars there,
Hut hero In tho country, tho wide sky
Is always waiting overhead to help 'a
man, and so I slipped gently down
stairs, and then my feet seemed to bo
drawn nlong to tho courthouse.
"I gotto tho farmyard gate, nndstood
leaning on It, and thinking, thinking.
Then 1 smelt flro, and uuddonly 1 saw a
cloud of bmoko coming from ono of the
upper windows, nnd I jumped over tho
gate, and ran nnd hammered hard on
the front door. Hut something Bucmed
to warn mo that no tlnus intuit be iost.
I know that theru was a ladder In ono
of the outbuildings, nnd 1 dragged it
I out, nnd planted It under that smoking
' window. You know how it all ended,
Jane. I clltnbctl tho ladder, nnd found
tho room filled with smoko and flames.
I shouted, but no auswer eaino save
a faint groan. And 1 sprang In, and
found Michael stretched upon tho floor."
The girl wns trembling as sho clung
to his nrm. Sho had loved him dearly al
ways, but his deed of during hud given
him a new dignity In her eyes. And ho
hud been In danger, und rIio might have
"There is very little harm done to
tho house," she said, after u pause. ''I
went In to-day and saw the room,
Tho furniture Is burnt and tho walls
are blackened, but tho flro was soon put
out. Michael had fallen asleep, It seems,
leaving the window open and the eandlo
burning on tho dressing table. Mrs.
Ilelthorpo says that ho seemed strange
nn aiiAsiMin aauon's hash in sii.hnci..
and absent thnt night, nnd looked very
ill. Poor fellow; tho doctor says he
will get better, but"
"Hut what?" Aaron asked.
"Mrs. Hooper thinks that he will not
llvo ninny mouths, llo has had a ter
rible shook, nnd ho was n worn-out
man before this disaster happened.
For three weeks Michael was nursed
by his old friends, und great was their
surprise that Mrs. Chase did not come
from London. HutMlchnel had begged
themtomako n light of his Illness us
possible when they wrote to his wife,
and they soon saw that he did not de
sire her presence. She was not used to
country ways, he explained, and was
something of nn Invalid herself.
Ho had a brief interview with Aaron,
just before ho left HaDt.r.con. Very
little was said on either side. Michael
tried to uttor some words of gratitude,
but ho was still too weak to bear much.
After one or two ottempts to speak, ho
grasped Aaron's hand In silence nnd
turned awny. They never met again.
TO UK CONTI.Ntll'.D.
THOUGHT HIM A SPY.
A Man with it Hml;:u Crrntr Kxrltomcnt
Hi u Drug Store.
"My wlfo had tho toothache one
night," said an Orange street man to a
Lowiston Journal man, "and I came
downtown after something to euro it.
"Just before I came away from tho
house my boy camo along and pinned
his Young Men's Christian association
badge on my vest. I never had occa
sion to go to u drug store In Lowiston
before, and 1 did not think it made any
difference where I went.
"At 7:15 I went Into it well-Illumlnnt-cd
storo with my coat unbuttoned. The
clerk saw mo coming nnd jumped over
tho counter, putting his hand Immedi
ately behind 11 clock on the shelf. An
alarm bell rang In tt rear room nnd n
heavy door swung to with u bang.
Then thero was u sound of breaking
bottles, nnd In another mluuto tho
place "was filled with ammonia gas.
"Then tho clerk put his hut on, and
as he hurried from tho room I asked if
he had anything for toothache
item in suuie
Sometimes uven Washington nllowce
his passion to hnvo sway.
When Glover's Murblehead fishermen
nnd Morgan's Virginia riflemen wcro
ongnged in n rough-nnd-turablu fight,
Wellington leaped his horso over the
bars of tho camp-fence, dashed among
tho rioters, throw himself oft, seized
two brawny riflemen by tho throat, and
shaking them nt nrm's length, subdued
not only them, but tho whole band.
It wns tho victory duo to comiiiand.
ing strength, presence and manner
Tho men saw that t,bey must obey, nnd
(Ireut Aitvnnro In Mruiiulilpn.
As showing tho remarkable chnnges
that hnvo taken placo In recent years In
trnns-Atlnntlo vessels, the best offer
that could bo obtained at' a recent sale
In Liverpool for the City of lilolimond,
nt ono timo one of tho tlccl of tho In
man lino, Was CvW.OOi). This vessel
originally cost about 57.10,000.
ICnvernliif; tlio HiisnlJr Tlilnc.
Pnssinoro So you nro married, 1
"Gono to llvo with tho girl's paronta,
"No; they havo como U Uvn with
J yyUj-j,! I
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tlm.wittfv.na ..tr.t.l Wnoliltiinn nllrMi,..! I " I
A MYSTERY EXPLAINED;
If Women Were t.elt-llnmlril They C011I1I
AHrIiI llftlcr 1'rom .Street 'ir.
Sho half rose from her seat, glanced
toward the rear of tho open ear, and,
raising her parasol, signaled to the con
ductor on tho rear platform that shode
livd to have the ear stopped at tho
next comer. As tt slowed, sho stood up
nnd stepped to tho side, shifting her
parasol from tho right hand to the left
and gr.isplng the arm of tho scat with
the disengaged right,
"Walt till the ear stops, please," tho
She glanced up with a slight expres
sion of fright, and tho conductor ran
nlong the foot-bo.ird at thesldo tousslst
her, but she did not wait for him. Sho
stepped down whllo tho ear was In mo
tion, and when the ear stopped with a
slight jerk had tier left foot on tho
pavement. She hud kept hold of tho
arm and was about to release It and put
down the other foot, while facing to
the rear, when tho jerk throw her olV
her balance. The conductor grasped
her arm and prevented her from fulling.
She smiled her thanks and stepped
away. The conductor blew his whlstlo
and started to return to the platform.
H'l'l,....,u ...,ll... l I... ......... t.... I ... -
. .iv. - n iiiiuviiui , in) ii-iimi i.'u t'.tt
H-renc and observant Individual nt tho
end of the next seat. "A woman never
gets off a ear while fai'lug the right
wny; at least I've never seen one. If
she'll wait till tho ear stops It's all
right: If not It's nil wrong."
" 'Tlsn't her fault," the Individual re
"No. It's the fault of the ear, or tho
company, 1 mean."
"Of course. I'm not saying n word
about grasping corporations or any
thing of the like, but I say It's the fault
of the company."
"I'd like to know how," thoeondnctor
said, suggestively. "Wo do everything
wo can to help 'em."
"That may be so, but the company
ought to change tho direction of Its
lines or start a movement for the devel
opment of ambidexterity," the philoso
"Ambidexterity ability to use both
hnnds," tho philosopher explained.
"Tho trouble Is that most people can
uso tho right hand only in grasping
anything, with confidence In the olt'nrt
women particularly. In this country
the cars pass to tho right, and as It Is
safer to alight from the side nearer tho
sidewalk, it is very natural for a wo
man to grasp tho arm of the seat or tho
side of tho tear platform of a closed
ear, before stepping down. Now, If tho
cars ran the other wry, to tho left, wo
men would get off from tho other side
nnd would uso their right hands. If a
woman gets oft now at the side near
tho track she uses her right hand, and
Is not pitched backward. You watch
tho next time. If women were left
handed, the present system would be
nil right, but they are not."
"I never thought of that," the con
ductor said. "It has always been u
mystery to me."
"Do you think they'll change'.'" tho
"No, nor tho women, either.' N. Y.
A GENEROUS MAN
IIo Witt Very t'letnr ti Kvcryl-oily Kxcrjit
He was ono o! tho "cleverest" men In
nil that section of tho country; ull
agreed on that.
"He was a "good follow" and n good
friend. Many a time had ho gone out
of his way to tlo 11 good turn for somo
one In distress, nnd lie hnd been Into to
dinner, ot ho had not come home to din
ner at nil.
"Poor Jim!" ho would say when ho
did nrrivo. "He Is in a bad way, and I
u remember when ho was n bright
)ting fellow. I had to stralghtm him
1 a little when I met him, and It took
He wns n "clever fellow" In all that
10 term implies. Ho never failed to
spond to th o plea of n friend or a for-
lcr friend If ho were In a position to
'I am sorry," ho would say to his wife,
I Intended to bring you the money you
iked for to-night, but I couldn't let Tom
ecp on tho street. I'm afraid ho has lost
is grip, but I'd be a mighty small man
I didn't see him safely put away in 11
itel with money enough to get his
ercont out of pawn. Ho ought to
ace up, though."
Ho was a ''great-hearted man when It
mo to any wny of assisting men ho had
jiown who wore In hard luck through
eir own or anyone else's fault. I le was
cnerous man when it camo to sub-
ribing "a little something" for any
ling that would tend to glvo plonsuro
I had Intended to get something for
house to-day," ho would say, "but
nks leaves for tho south to-morrow,
and of course I chipped in for u little
present to him."
A "clever" man to overyono except
tho ono ho should havo been tho "clev
erest" to. People often said that his
v Ife did not seem to uppreclato what tt
"royal follow" he was. Hut then, who
hail to forego mnny pleasures In order
that ho might lw n "royal fellow" with
others. Detroit Freo Press.
Modern LwiKiiauo Necooiurj.
Graduation day stories nro In order
theso days. Some years ago at a well
known collcgo for both sexes tho stu
dents produced "Tho lteturn of Aciv
memnon." Clytemnestra was a partic
ularly impressive young lady, and mudu
a decided impression in tho earlier pas
sages. When tho tlmo arrived for tho
prophetess to hnvo it prlvato tulle with
Aggy sho waved her hand to tho at
tendant ladles, and In n fine, deep con
tralto, remarked: "Deptrt!" Thoehorns
did not appear to euro to ieavo tho stage,
and again Clyto bade them depart, and,
turning her baok upon them, strode to
ward her warrior lord. Htlll tho chorus
remained Immovable, and with a scovil
Clytomnefctra, forgetting her dignity,
exclaimed snappishly: "S.ty, gins, do
get a movo ou you." Pittsburgh l)lv
If the soles of pegged boots or shoes
nro occasionally oiled the shoes will bo
easier, tlio soles will Inst longer and tho
pegs wilt not get loose hi tho leather.
Tho addition of lemon Juice to tho
wnter In which rleo Is boiled will In
crease the whiteness, nnd tho grains
will readily separuto when thus treated,
Fried Sweet Potatoes. llako for
half im hour, then pare and cut In slices,
und season with popper and salt, llent
lu 11 pan some pork, ham, or chicken fat.
Cover tho pan with sliced potato; brown
on one side, then turn und brown on tho
tit iter. Servo hot. Good Housekeeping.
Strawberry Acid. Dissolve four
ounces of tartaric acid In two quarts of
water und pour It over two gallons of
ripe strawberries; let stand twenty
four hours and drain tho liquor olf: to
every pint of juice add one and one-half
pounds of loaf sugar; boll, let stand
three days und bottle. .A few spoons
ful lu a glass of lee water makes n de
lightful dt'iuk. Iloston Hudget.
A recent writer gives tx good sug
gestion concerning tho washing of
glass or ehlntt with gold decorations.
Such should never be put Into strong
soap suds or water with washing com
pounds. They should bo washed with
11 sponge In eloar water and dried on
soft linen cloths or with tissue paper.
In this way the gold will never wear
off. N. Y. Times.
Cup Custards. Heat thoroughly
three eggs; ndd three tublespoonfuls of
sugar and three teitcupfuls of milk.
Uso any flavoring you may prefer.
Pour Into cups, place the cups In n pan
of hot water and bake in a well-heated
oven. Serve cold In tho cups. Three
eggs, three tublespoonfuls of sugar and
three teacups of milk Is a very good
proportion "for all custards, and Is easily
remembered, being n tnblespoonful of
sugar nnd n cup of milk for each egg.
Sandwiches for Picnics. Doll four
eggs hard nnd mash tho yolks until
smooth. Then rub In carefully a table-
spoonful of ollvo oil, or If butter he pre
ferred It can bo used melted. Add a
pinch of salt, a little, cayenne pepper,
and 11 mustard spoonful of mixed mus
tard. Itttb them all together until per
fectly smooth. Then spread tho mix
ture on thin sllees of buttered bread
and turn them together. If fond of tho
white of egg, out tho whites Into very
thin rhiRs and put onu layer lu cnoh
sandwich. Demorosfs Mngazlne.
Heof Olives. Have nboutono pound
thin steak cut In four or llvo pieces,
brush them over with egg, and sprinkle
with a tnblespoonful of minced savoury
herbs, a little pepper and salt, and roll
up the pieces tightly, fastening them
with u tunull skewer. Put them with
one pint ot stock into a stewpan that
will 1 exactly hold them, that they may
keep their shapo hotter. Stow them
gently for nn hour nnd a half, tako
them out, remove tho skewers, thicken
the gravy wjth butter und flour, und
add a little catsup to ltavor it, pour over
tho meat und serve. Housekeeper.
Active children nro very apt to tum
ble about in summer, when thoy havo
free privilege to roam out of doors, and
they sometimes sustain severe bruises.
Whllo thoy nro too trivial to require a
physician, it will save pain and black
anil blue spots to keep u soothing lotion
in the house, which will, reduce the
local inflammation. Tho most effective
und simplest remedy Is one part arnlciv
to llvo parts water. When a serious
bruiso has been sustained, of course,
clear arnica may be applied, but this Ls
not necessary for ordinary cases. It
should be remembered, however, thnt
arnica Is poisonous, and for that reason
should be labeled and kept safely locked
out of reach of people who make mis
takes and of meddlesome children.
N. Y. Tribune.
TITLES OF BILLS.
Koine of Hut Siilijceln That Oluliu tho At
tention nf Congrem.
Tho present view of public men con
cerning the extent of tho federal power
may best lie illustrated by a reference
to tho titles ot somo of tho bills that
liAvo been Introduced in congress.
Among them tire bills providing for tho
establishment ot a national university;
for the establishment und temporary
support of common schools; for tho pre
vention of tho adulteration of food.
Thero nro bills providing for tho con
struction of mncudain roads, which will
necessarily bo under tho supervision of
local authorities; for tho boring of ar
tesian wells In tho State of Montana; fa.
preventing ullenij from engaging "In
certain business" within tho state.
There is n bill defining lard; also Im
posing a tax upon and regulating the
manufacture, sale, importation nud ex
portation of compound lard. Thero aro
bills against trusts; to prevent tho
spread of coutnglous diseases; bills pro
viding for federal supervision of tho
health ot men and cattle; for the sup
pression of vice; for tho regulation of
trailie. Theso bills nro in addition to
tho measures Introduced und passed lor
tho encouragement of ship-building und
railroad construction, and for thu pro
tection of other Industries by taxation.
People who desire to build u canul
which Is to Ho entirely within a state
are not deterred by constitutional con
sideration from asking tho aid of tho
United States. In view of tho extent
to which tho federal power has Im
pressed Itself upon the imagination of
tho people of the country, It Is hardly
to be wondered nt that tho farmers,
especially those of that part of tho
country which has derived its right of
self government from tho United States,
should form u scheme for turning tho
treasury Into loan ollleo where they
may borrow money on tholr crop. -Henry
LouunJs Nelson, lu Hnrpor'B
IU-:ii irkuble Wood mi llloc-kt.
The F.ilklnndi produce no trees but
they produce wood in n very remarka
able shape, You will see, scattero.l hero
and there, singular blocks of what look
llko weather-beaten, mossy, gray stones
of various sizes. Hut If you attempt to
roll over one of thesj rounded bowlders
you will find yourailf unable to ivjuo.n
ullsh It. Iu fact, ttiu stone is tied down
to tho ground tied down by tho rooti;
or, in othar words, It U not a htone, but
a block of living wooJ. Chicago Times,
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