The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, July 28, 1893, Image 3

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County Fair
affords an excellent opportunity for the
pick-pocket to get your watch.' If you
would be proof against his skill, be sure
that the bow (or ring) is a
This wonderful bow is now fitted to the
Jas. Boss
FiUed Watch Cases,
which are made cf two plates of gold
soldered to a plate of composition metal.
Look equally as well as solid gold cases,
and cost about half as much.
Guaranteed to wear 20 years.
Always look for this trade mark. jbbl
None genuine without it.
Sold only through watch dealers.
Ask any jeweler for pamphlet or send
to the manufacturers.
Key stone Watch Case Co.,
The Nervous System the Seat
of Life and Mind. Recent
Wonderful Discoveries.
No mystery has ever compared with that of
human life. It has been the leading subject
of professional research and study In all ages.
But notwithstanding this fact it Is not gener
ally known
that the seat
of life is loca
ted In the up
per part of the
spinal cord,
near the base
of the brain,
and so sensi
tive Is t h 1 r
portion of the
nervous sys
tem that even
the prick of a
needlo will
cause Instant
Recent discoveries have demonstrated that
all the organs of the body are under tho con
trol of the nerve centers, located In or near
the base of the brain, and that when these are
deranged the organs which they supply with
nerve fluid are also deranged. When it Is re
membered that a serious injury to tho spinal
cord will cause paralysis or the body below
the injured point, because the nerve force is
prevented by tho Injury from reaching the
paralyzed portion, It will be understood how
the derangement of the nerve centers will
cause the derangement of the various organs
which they supply with nerve force.
Two-thirds of chronic diseases are duo to
the imperfect action of the nerve centers at
the base of the brain, not from a derange
ment primarily originating In the organ it
self. Tho great mistake of physicians in
treating these diseases is that they treat the
organ rather than the nerve centers which
are the cause of the trouble.
Dr. Franklin Miles, the celebrated spe
cialist,has profoundly studied this subject for
over 20 years, and has made many Important
discoveries in connection with it, chief among
them being the facts contained in tho above
statement, and that the ordinary methods of
treatment are wrong. All headache, dizzi
ness, dullness, confusion, pressure, blues,
mania, melancholy, insanity, epilepsy, St.
Vitus dance, etc., are nervous diseases no
matter how caused. The wonderful success of
Dr. Miles’ Restorative Nervine Is due to the
fact that it Is based on the foregoing principle.
Dr. Miles’ Restorative Nervine Is sold by
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direct by Dr. Miles Medical Co., Elkhart,
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bottles for $5, express prepaid. It contains
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She Bits and dreams no more.
The wear}* "ailing time is passed.
The night's dark pain is o’er.
And with the morn comes peace—
Peace, perfect, tranquil, sweet—
Such ns can never come
To those who have not sought
Far dow n'In infinite’s wide dark
The tiny quivering life that blindly waita
Seeking admission at life’s mystic gate.
Who will not cease its stirring or be still
Till the broad light of a new world
Shines in its wondering eyes.
Then all the ecstasy of hope fulfilled—
Tho joy, the rapture of creation’s dawn—
Is waked by that one feeble cry
With which a soul bids farewell to the past
That holds its secret darkly to the last
And wins its way to heart3 that hear.
O blest maternity, O motherhood.
The night’s dark shades are well forgot
In this new morn of love!
—Mrs. H. N. Sc human.
Named with a thousand names, 1 am but one;
Mother of men that are, or were of old.
Of all that creep or fly below the sun.
The eagle and the blind worm in the mold.
I am the seed that sprouts, the leaf that falls.
The summer's bloom, the winter’s blighting
l am the first spring bird that cries and calls;
I am the pangs of birth, tho peace of death.
Mine is the hand that guides yon speeding
And these small motes that glimmer in the
I write on rocks tho record of the years.
Whoso feet tread down the cities in their
I am the smallest part, the mighty whole;
1 sing with singing streams in quiet lands;
I rave with wlbds on seas that reel and roll;
I loose or leash the tempests with my hands.
I wave my torch, and lol the lightnings flare,
I breathe, and harkl the forests sway and
I speak, the thunder lions in their lair
Hoar diapasons with the cyclone’s shock.
I am the lover’s voice, when all the nisrht
Throbs thick with passion and tne scent of
When beauty, silent with amazed delight,
Yields hand and lip beneath the early moon.
1 am rude, ruddy health and wan disease:
Dives and Lazarus are one with me;
I am the law that smites, the thief that flees;
Utmost and undermost of sky and sea.
Strength of the strong, and weakness of the
I dare the soldier on to deeds of fame;
I urge tho dastard’s flight through battle reek;
I am the death, tho splendor and the shame.
Make forth into the A'orid to work and win;
Victor or vanquished, fare thou well or ill.
Taste fruit of good or bitter bread of sin,
Sovereign or servant, I am with thee still.
Child of my breast, 1 neither love nor hate;
With equal bliss and blight I dower thee:
I hold and hide the secret of thy fate;
I slay or save, I bind or set thee free.
I ask no prayer; not mine the meed of praise,
1 blindly grant tho gift or wield the rod.
I am the slave of one unseen, who says,
“Let it be so”—ye mortals call him God.
—C. L. Hildreth.
When a Feller Takes a Day Off.
When a feller takes a day off—sets his soul to
loafin round
Where the hills climb up to heaven, an the
rapid rivers sound,
’Pears like the world is newer, with its loveli
ness and light.
An his eyes are seein truer, an his heart’s
a-beatin right!
When a feller takes a day off, there is lots o’
things to see.
I kin hear the winds away off, jes’ a-welcomin
of me.
An the violets peep bo purty, an the rose I use
ter miss
Feels the red a-rushin round it, an comes
climbin fer a kiss!
When a feller takes a day off—oh, he learns a
lot o’ things
From the very doves a-flyin, with the music in
their wings;
From the hills an from the valleys, where the
streams an dews is found—
When a feller takes a day off, an his soul is
loafin round!
—Frank L. Stanton.
My Philosophy.
I alius argy that a man
Who does about the best he can
Is plenty good enough to suit
This lower mundane institute;
No matter el his daily walk
Is subject fer his neighbor's talk.
And critic minds of ev’ry whim
Jest all get np and go fer him.
It’s nachnral enough, I guess.
When some gets more and some gets less
Fer them that’s on the slimmest side
To claim it ain’t a fair divide;
And I’ve knowed some to lay in wait
And get up soon and set up late
To ketch some fellow they would hate
Fer goin at a faster gait.
The signs is bad when folks commence
A-findin fault with Providence
And balkin cause the world don’t shake
At ev’ry prancin step they take.
No man is great till he can see
How less than little he would be
Ef stripped to self, and stark and bare
Ho hung his sign out everywhere.
My docterin is to lay aside
Contentions and be satisfied.
Jest do your best, and praise or blame
That foilers that count jest the same.
I’ve alius noticed great success
Is mixed with trouble, more or less.
And it’s the man who does the best
That gits more kicks than all the rest.
—James Whitcomb Riley.
Mind Tour Plurals.
Remember, though box in the plural makes
The plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes;
And, remember, though fleece in the plural is
That the plural for goose isn’t gooses nor
And, remember, though house in the plural is
The plural of mouse should be mice, not
Mouse, it is true, in the plural is mice.
But the plural of house should be houses, not
And foot, it is true, in the plural is feet.
But the plural of root should be roots, and not
reet. _ -Tit-Bits.
Heart Growth.
In early days we passing fancies take.
Our love is changing and our hearts untrue
As butterflies that flit from flower to flower.
For fickle childhood ever seeks the new.
Bat as the years go by we come to feel
That scenes and faces strange and all the rest
Can never be the same as those we’ve known,
And that “old tunes are sweetest, old friends
—Cornelia Redmond.
God Only Knows.
Thou alone
Keepest judgment for thine own.
Only unto thee is known
What to pity, what to blame.
How the fierce temptation came.
What is honor, what is shame.
_ —Alice Cary.
Convince the world yon are devout and true;
Be just in all yon say, in all yon do;
Whatever be your birth then yon shall be
A peer of the first quality to me.
Tito Women Graduates—Gymnastics and
Fine Carriage—How a Girl Spent a Holi
day—A Hot Day Sandwich—The Daugh
ter of a Cabinet Member.
Theoretically I do not believe in sep
arating the work of women and making
an exhibition of it by itself; there has
always seemed something of a deroga
tion of dignity in such a proceeding.
The fine piece of sculpture or the picture
is admirable in itself, and not to be
judged as being admirable, “consider
ing." We all know what Dr. Johnson
said about the bear’s dancing. I still
hold to this theory, but I could not re
strain a strong feeling of pride when I
entered the Woman’s building here at
the fair, and I am afraid that, notwith
standing theories, I was glad the women
had carried out their idea of showing
something of what they could do in fine
and nseful arts, in organizing and carry
ing out a great undertaking.
I do not see how an y one can enter this
building and stroll about in it without
being immediately conscious of an at
mosphere of refinement, of good taste,
and most decidedly of success. There ia
nothing more marked in the whole ex
position than the success of this part of
it. The powers that evoked this exhibit
and that rule it ought to bo in an ami
able frame of mind, and that young
lady who designed the structure might
be pardoned for a little self complacency
when she sees her name inscribed high
on the walls.
There have been direful stories told in
various newspapers about the squabbles
among the “lady managers” of the board.
Somebody has taunted somebody else,
and there has been bursting into tears.
It is indeed distressing that it should
have been left to women to disagree. It
is distressing that the angelic example
set in the years past by men on all kinds
of committees should have gone for
nothing and that lady managers should
scold and cry—if they did. Still, gen
tlemen, patience! Pray continue the
good example, and perhaps by the time
the next 400 years have rolled over the
world the lady managers of that future
may be able to swear lustily instead of
crying and scolding. Heaven speed the
day!—Cor. New York Tribune.
Three Women Graduates.
Three women took the degree of bach
elor of laws at the commencement of
the New York university. They all
wore black gowns and were conspicu
ous among the 65 men students who filed
down the broad aisle of Carnegie Music
hall. The three women are Mrs. Corne
lia K. Hood, Miss Katherine Hogan and
Miss M. Stanleyetta Titus, familiarly
known as “Stanley” by her friends.
Miss Hogan graduated from an elect
ive course at Columbia college in 1888.
A textbook on geology from her pen is
used extensively in the public schools.
Mrs. Hood of Brooklyn gives more at
tention to her social duties than to any
other perhaps, being a member of one of
that city’s oldest families. She was
chairman of the press department of lit
erary committee of Kings county at the
World’s Columbian exposition and is as
well known as a member of the execu
tive board of the State Charities Aid as
sociation as she is in legal circles. She
is a director of the Woman’s Legal Edu
cation society and president of the Wom
an’s Law league, besides having the
management of The Business Woman’s
Journal since the death of Mrs. Sey
Miss Titus carried oif the prize in the
competition for the leading scholarship
of the junior law class last year, the
judges being under the impression that
the signature, “M. Stanley Titus,” to
her thesis belonged to a man.—New York
Mail and Express.
Gymnastics and Fine Carriage.
The woman who attracts attention to
day is she who has a fine carriage, who
knows for one thing how to carry her
elbows well. This is one of the strong
points with the girl who practices pri
vate gymnastics to acquire the habit of
keeping the elbows quite behind the
waist while'walking. The smart woman
who attracts not so much for her beauty
of face as fine general appearance, car
ries her head high, her chest well thrown
out and her elbows well back out of the
way. The bearing of such a woman
has an effect at once. She creates more
interest and is more admired than a real
beauty who has no dignity or grace of
A great many city women, who un
derstand fully the significance, of these
facts, take daily exercises in front of a
long pier glass. A favorite movement
and one of the simplest is to sway the
body from right to left and from left to
right, taking care to keep the portion be
low the hips firm and in one straight po
sition. Then, with the eyes on the ceil
ing, she bends forward as tor as possible
without bending the knees, then back
ward. Having tried these exercises a
regular number of times, she practices
expanding the chest by lifting her hands
in a Circle and taking a deep, full breath,
which is expelled from the lungs as the
hands return to place on the chest.— J
Brooklyn Eagle.
How a, Girl Spent Her Holiday.
A young woman I know spent Memo
rial day in a manner peculiarly her own.
She didn’t garb herself in beautiful rai
ment and watch the procession pass,
neither did she place one flower on the
grave of a departed hero, but she did
something infinitely sweeter and more
She spent the day out in the country,
the fresh, sweet smelling country, where
the phebe birds call to each other and
the grass is bright with buttercups, and
put in her finest touches papering her
mother’s kitchen. Up at five in the
morning and breakfasting at that early
hour, she pasted her paper, cut in sheets
and numbered the night before, and put
it on the walls it was to adorn. She put
It on in a manner all her own, too, Start
ing at the border, and then putting on
the sheet reaching from the border to
the wainscoting in the order in which
they came and then pasting an extra
gild border over the place where they
It was hard work at the best, and
doors and windows had to be considered
and allowed for, but when it was all fin
ished it looked so well that she felt fully
repaid for her labor and has a monu
ment to her efforts that wiU last many
days.—Buffalo News.
A Hot Day Sandwich.
On a hot day the most refreshing form
of sandwich is the salad. These are
spread with mayonnaise and overlaid
with thin slices of tomato, encumber,
grated celery and chopped watercress.
Mayonnaise, with finely chopped chick
en, boiled egg and clipped celery be
tween thin layers of bread, is a portable
form of chicken salad in vogue for pic
nics. Chopped mushrooms add delicacy
and flavor to them. Egg sandwiches,
with mustard and spices, are among tho
simpler forms. But there is a highly
aesthetic service which a patriotic young
woman is preparing for tomorrow.
She has hod a dozen eggs boiled hard.
These are neatly cut in two and the
yolks taken out. These she has mixed
with finely cut chicken and celery
through the medium of a mayonnaise.
The excavation is then filled with this
mixture, the two halves of the eggs are
put together and then inclosed in con
fectioner’s paper. Meanwhile oblong
pieces of tissue paper, red, white and
blue, have been fringed at the ends. The
three colors are laid together and the
egg inclosed by twisting the fringed ends.
—New York Evening Sun.
The Daughter of a Secretary.
The secretary of the navy is a wid
ower. He has three children, two
daughters and a son. One of his daugh
ters is married, and the other lives with
him. She is a beautiful girl and is fond
of society. General Herbert’s wife has
been dead about eight years. Prior to
her death he kept house, but since that
time he has lived at hotels. Miss Her
bert is widely known and very popular.
She is a pronounced blond, quite petite,
with regular features and a beautiful
She is a true daughter of the sunny
south. She has much tact and fills her
position with grace and dignity. She has
aoted for some years as her father's
secretary. She will now preside over his
household. She was educated abroad, is
a good linguist, speaks French and Span
ish with ease and performs her social
duties with grace and tact.—Washington
Cor. Chicago Woman’s News.
Tartare Sauce. % |
This sauce is especially seasonable now
with fried fish or any dainty fried meat.
H is an excellent sauce to serve with
broiled chicken. To make this sauce as
it is usually made by caterers, mince
shallot or a small onion, add 12 capers
also chopped fine, add also half a tea
spoonful of mustard. Meanwhile break
the yolks of two eggs in a bowl, add
slowly, drop by drop at first, a cup of
pure olive oil, stirring the mixture all
the time. It is best to have the bowl set
in cracked ice in summer. When the
sauce seems thick like a mayonnaise or
heavy custard, add a teaspoonful of very
strong tarragon vinegar and then the
other ingredients. A tiny cucumber
pickle minced fine is an improvement.
Add also pepper and salt.—Exchange.
The Widow of a Patriot.
In the death of Mme. Mary Rosetti,
the widow of Rosetti, the Roumanian
patriot, all classes of people feel a sense
of personal loss. When her husband,
with his brothers, made the revolution
in 1848 and were banished, Mme. Roset
ti, with her 6-weeks-old baby in her
arms, and with no attendant but M. de
Bratiano, disguised as a servant, fol
lowed all along the banks of the Danube
the boat which the exiles were journey
ing in the hope of catching a sight of
them and cheering them. After a ban
ishment of many years these men re
turned to place the crown upon the pres
ent king. Large hearted and beneficent,
Mme. Rosetti’s life was of beautiful
service and influence.—Exchange.
Very Little Handshaking.
According to the niceties of etiquette,
it has been decided that the ceremonious
introduction forbids handshaking, ex
cept when a stranger is presented to the
hostess, when the civility of extending
the hand may tend to place the new
comer at his ease. A young woman
simply hows when a young man is pre
sented to her, but rises when presented
to those who are evidently older than
herself. A single woman is presented
to a married woman, rather than the re
verse. Bows are now the rule in fashion
able circles. It is well td remember
this, for nothing is more awkward than
when one extends the hand and the
other takes no notice of it, just bow
ing.—Brooklyn Eagle.
Boston's Mayflower Club.
The Mayflower club of Boston is anew
organization of women for social pur
poses only. It has spacious apartments
in Park street. The}' are on the third
floor, and the front room has three large I
windows overlooking the Common. The
room in which the lunches are served
looks out upon the quiet Granary bury
ing ground, while the kitchen is in the
L. Mrs. J. Elliott Cabot has been chosen
president, and the other officers are all
ladies well known in social circles. The
membership is now 300, and the club
will doubtless in time outgrow its ac
commodations and have a finely equipped 1
clubhouse of its own.—Boston Woman's
To Perfume the Hair.
Girls with perfumed hair are now the
“correct thing.” It is difficult to do.
Of course the hair must be combed care
fully every day. That gives the glossy
effect which is so much in vogne, bnt
this is only the start in the perfuming of !
it A young lady who has tried it sue- ‘
cessfully says: “Thereare many ways of
perfuming the hair, hut I found the best
way was to have a mob cap of soft, thin
silk made and lined with cotton that
had been thickly sprinkled with sachet
powder. Now after weekly shampoos
I wear the cap for an hour, and a delicate,
indistinct fragrance is imparted to the
locks that is the epitome of daintiness.”
Swift* Women to Hare a Paper.
The women of Switzerland have made
arrangements with the Zurich Post, one
of the most prominent Swiss papers, to
issue every fortnight a supplement en
tirely under the control of women and
edited by Dr. Emily Kempin. The pur
pose of the paper is to discuss the work
of women, to arouse in women a feeling
of responsibility regarding their unions,
to justify the co-operation of women in
all fields of human effort, in anticipation
of the time when women shall partici
pate in politics, and above all to give
adequate expression to the dignity of
woman as wife and mother in all her
legal rights.
A Popular Color.
The prevailing color is still green, and
in combination with white this bids fair
to outrival the late much favored violet
and green for summer wear. Not only
are dresses to be made green, but beau
tiful white wool or silk wraps will be
worn with them, lined with the brighter
color. While some greens are very
charming to the eye, most are extremely
trying to the complexion. But if fash
ion says green a woman will find some
way of making fashion’s mandate fit her
in every point—figure, complexion and
even purse.—Philadelphia Ledger.
Women Bootblacks In France.
A custom is rapidly gaining ground in
France, and especially in Toulon and
certain other towns, which, it may safe
ly be prophesied, will not find much imi
tation in this country. This is the em
ployment of women as street shoeblacks.
The Frenchwomen shoeblacks are most
coquettishly gotten up, and as to their
caps and frills have somewhat the ap
pearance of hospital nurses, and it is
surprising that, though their occupation
is a tolerably dirty one, they always seem
clean and tidy. Some of them are doing
the polishing in gauntlet gloves.
Young Women Graduates.
Out of a class of eight young women
graduated at Barnard college in June
only two have studied with the intention
of teaching. Of the 116 taking their de
grees at Smith’s college 50 are to teach.
Many of the 113 graduates at Wellesley,
Mass., and one-fourth of the class at Bryn
Mawr will also teach. The normal class
of domestic science at Pratt’s institute
has already found positions for its grad
uates, one of whom is to teach cookery
in a large reform school for girls, and to
see that nutritious diet is provided for
her pupils.—New York Post.
The London Servant Experiment.
The ladies cf London are forming a
society for the employment of servants,
who will come into the house by the day
only and return to their own homes at
night. Most mistresses prefer having
their servants under their own roof so
they will be sure of them and breakfast
in the morning. It remains to be seen
how well the London society succeeds
with the scheme.—London Letter.
One Woman’s Will.
The latest suggestion which fact has
made to fiction consists of a will which
a willful woman wrote on the pillow on
which her head would rest as she com
mitted suicide. It being legible and
distinct, though written in pencil, and
properly attested, there was little cause
to question it, and it was duly regis
A Popular Organization.
A Scottish Women’s Church Defense
union is the form the resentment of the
women of Scotland against the over
throw of their national church takes.
The organization is popular and rapidly
recruiting members from the best classes
of Scotchwomen.
Of the 41 medals awarded to the ex
hibitors of the Palais des Champs Ely
sees not a single one was given to a wom
an. In the matter of honorable mention,
however, they were more fortunate,
eight of them being rewarded in this
Miss Olea Bull, daughter of the fa- j
mous violinist, has decided to go on the
stage and will make her debut with the
Barnet Opera company in “Prince Pro
Tern,” which will open the regular season ■
at the Boston Museum next September. ;
Queen Margaret of Italy has a long
memory. She refused to accompany
King Humbert on a visit to Queen Vic
toria at the Vilja Salmicri recently be
cause Queen Victoria had neglected to
return her call of five years ago.
It is said to be getting the fashion to
address and stamp envelopes on the
back. With the direction written across '
the folds, the letter cannot be opened by
an unauthorized person without the fact'
being detected.
In stationery fashion tends to the use
of oblong envelopes instead of square ,
ones. The paper folds but once. Ex-1
traordinary colors, such as deep orange,
willow green and mauve are* in vogue.
Tan and sunburn may be greatly pre
vented if, before a protracted excursion
in the sun, the face is anointed with cold
cream, then wiped off well and dusted
rather thickly with cornstarch.
Mrs. Kenna, the widow of Senator
Kenna of West Virginia, has been ap
pointed postmaster of Charleston, W.
Va. This is one of the most important
postoffices held by a woman.
The first public appointment held by
a woman in Ireland was bestowed re
cently on Miss Fleury, M. D. She was
made clinical assistant to the Richmond j
California Niiiuvi Kudinj; In O.
Attention lias not been called, wo l>e
lieve, to one peculiarity—that is, the
number of geographical names in Cali
fornia which end with o. In thin respect
this state must bo awarded the champion
ship medal, as a brief inspection of any
list of names of places will show. First,
among the 58 counties of California there
are no less than 14 which end with tho
round letter. They are El Dorado, Fres
no, Inyo, Mendocino, Mono, Sacramento,
San Benito, Sail Bernardino, San Diego,
San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San
Mateo, Solano and Yolo. It is to be ob
served that only a portion of these are
named from masculine Baiuts in the
Spanish calendar, Fresno, Inyo, Mono,
Solano and others being presumably In
dian names, though the termination may
havo becu put on by the early Spanish
settlers. When we come to towns in
California whose names end in o, their
name is legion. There are, among others,
Acampo, Alamo, Bernardo, Blanco, Cah
to, Capistrano, Decoto, Echo, El Casco,
Fruto, Igo, Jacinto, Largo, Llano, Milo,
Moreno, Navarro, Nicasio, Ono, Paler
mo, Philo, Rialto, Sausalito, Tropico,
Venado and Volcano.
In tho compilation of this imperfect
catalogue the towns and cities named for
saints havo been omitted, as the list
would be entirely too long, running from
San Antonio through most of tho letters
of tho alphabet to San Ysidro. There is
said to be a reason for all things, and it
is not unlikely that the names given by
the early and pious Spanish settlers to
their settlements may have sounded
pleasant to the gringos who came after
them and havo influenced them, perhaps
unconsciously, to confer upon their own
mining camps and villages and towns
names ending with the letter o.—San
Francisco Chronicle.
A Touch of Fellow Feeling.
“We do indeed have some queer ex
periences,” said the trained nurse, tak
ing off her white cap and giving its
dainty how a few deft, reconstructing
touches, “and many interesting and di
verting episodes also. Not long ago I
was sent for to attend a minister's wife
and must confess that 1 responded to
the call with some trepidation and ap
prehension. It was my first experience
in a minister’s family, and I was afraid
that my patient might ask me to pray
with her or read the Bible to her, which
most excellent offices would he wholly
out of my line and would cause me
much embarrassment.
“When 1 reached my post of duty, I
found the minister's wife suffering a
great deal, and my first office was to
make and apply a mustard plaster. I
concocted it with a generous and con
scientious hand, and it must have been
pretty warm, for several seconds after I
had deferentially applied the mustard
plaster on the person of tho minister’s
wife she groaned dismally. Leaning
over her to discover whether her pain
had increased, I heard her murmur softly
but energetically:
“ ‘Oh, jiminy! It’s too hot! I can't
stand it!’
“Perhaps you can imagine how my
heart leaped toward the dear woman at
this touch of nature. We. had a delight
ful time together when she got better.
She was a good woman, too, but like tho
rest of us she had her favorite ejacula
tions under compelling circumstances.”
—Louisville Courier-Journal.
Old Time Cures.
In mediaeval times if a child did not learn
to walk with readiness the wise wizard
would direct it to creep through a black
berry hush which had the canes bent
down to the earth and rooted by their
tips. At the present it would ho as
pleasant and efficacious for the tardy
toddler to creep among a few barbed
wire fences, and it would he more in
keeping with the keen spirit of tliis age
of wire.
One of the leading source.? of income
to the old herbalist was the compound
ing of love powders for despondent
swains and heartsick maidens. If a pow
der would not bring the desired relief,
various juices of roots and herbs were
mingled in a potion and sold as the love
phial. Here is an old recipe: “Mistletoe
berries (not exceeding nine in number)
are steeped in an equal mixture of wine,
beer, vinegar and honey.
“This taken on an empty stomach be
fore going to bed will cause dreams of
your future destiny (provided you retire
before 12 o’clock) either on Christmas
eve or on the first and third of a new
moon.” Perhaps as a lingering remnant
of this absurdity there is a current no
tion in some parts of the world today
that a whole mince pie eaten at mid
night will cause the reappearance of
long departed friends, not to mention
the family physician and tho more inter
ested members of tho household.—Chau
Getting on a Street Car.
Did you ever notice a man wlio is go
ing to get on a street car while it is in
motion? He comes down off the side
walk and stands along the side of the
track quietly till the car almost reaches
him. Then he walks ahead a few feet
and prances about like a string haltered
horse, awkward a3 a Shanghai rooster
that wants to fight. Just as the car
reaches him he takes two or three steps
sideways, and at last, confused as a
schoolboy, grasps the hand rail and clings
on like a man who is drowning.—Colo
rado Sun.
A 3Iatter of Time.
Wagleigh—How did yon like that din
ner service I sent yon today, dear?
Mrs. Wagleigh—Oh, it is perfectly
lovely, but there are only 91 pieces in it,
and you know the set mamma has con
sists of 117 pieces.
Wagleigh—Well, dear, don’t let that
worry you. After Bridget has handled
it for a week or so it will be in a good
many more pieces than that.—Exchange.
Only One Week.
“Did you know dis is mamma’s birf
day?” asked little Bessie of the caller.
“No. Is it?”
“Yes, and my birfday is next Monday.
Mamma is a week older dan me.”—Har
per’s Bazar.