Western news-Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1898-1900, January 19, 1899, Image 3

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    Corn-Ifuskliijr Horse.
The horse is made of light material.
cut explains itself. The rung.B
should be IV'i-iiich stuff , put in with
elioulder * cut down to 1 inch where it
goes through the legs. The rung is put
down so the ears of corn will not catch
when pulled forward. Corn-husking
makes lame backs and sore hands.
The' her e will help the back and the
following recipe will help the hands :
.Take white wax , one-quarter ounce ,
spermaceti , one-quarter ounce ; almond
oil. ono ounce ; g vceriue , two ounces.
Mix. melt the wax and stir in the oils
they are perfectly mixed and still
IIUMUXG nor.si : .
continue to stir until cool. Apply to
the hand * two or three times a day.
Wash the hands in warm water and
apply the salve while the hands are
still-quit - damp , and rub them until
dry. uhio Farmer.
J'attlc Dipping.
At : \ meeting recently by the Texas
ftate Live Slock Sanitary Board , at
3'ort Worth. Inspector Dean , of the
TJureau of Animal Industry , said the
department was satisfied with the dip
ping experiments recently made there
and ciM'wliere. and insisted on uiain-
ir.lnii .ir the present quarantine line and
ii close season. He says dipping sta
tions will shortly be established along
* le quai.-iiiiine line. Inspector Dean I
satisfactory results attending
dipped and shipped I
pi g in iuod-
, : lvokl tl10 ° 1'-
- ,
! \p''s'iig the cattle to either
heat or col \\hie 1 ! tin ir hair was sat-
wiih the oil. The formula of
preparation which lie recommends ,
ami which has been adopted by the
Government , consists of parfiiu oil ,
known as dynamo and sulpluTr.
' "iVa iron-Wash inn Device.
On uiauy farms it is possible to wash
the-carriages and farm wagons by
.bnckinir them into a stream or shallow
[ river.The conveniences of the loca-
ition are usually offset by the incon
veniences mud. and the wetting of
clothe * . The cut shows a plank walk ,
.set on post * on the edire of the stream ,
into which the wagon can be backed ,
when 5i"an be washed with great com-
' '
forr. A slat platform , sunk into the
walk , will keep the wheels from the
mud of the bottom. American Agri-
ctilturi t.
Farm Accounts.
Close up all the little outstanding
farm accounts. Make a list of the bills
you owe , and the amounts owing to
you. Th-se little bills in the aggregate
amount to : i large sum. Make a settle
ment if you can ; if you cannot , get the
full amount -of 30111bill ; It is always
li-lsT to know exactly what 3-011 do owe ,
4iud it is very bad policy to keep a run
ning account unless a settlement is
made every mouth. Farmers are un
usually careless in their money trans
actions ; the only safe way is to keep
a strict account of all outla3'S. Pay as
voti go , and take a written receipt for
every bill paid. These bills should be it
pasted in a book kept for this one pur i
pose. This work should be done eveiy
evening. It is not selfish to be correct ijc
in 3 our dealings , nor parsimonious to
be economical. The American.
AV ntcr Ration for FO\TS.
Hi-re is Prof. Gilbert's winter ration :
Uran. : ' pounds ; fine feed , 3 pounds ; !
cormneal , 2 pounds ; fed with clover )
hay steamed and cut , adding also a '
very small quantity of salt , and two or ;
Ihrec haiidfnls of coarse sand and fine
03'Ster shells mixed. Sometimes boiled [
vegetables are used in place of the hay. !
At noon he gives a light feed of oats , j r
and a good feed of wheat in the even
ing. The grain ration is varied as
&imich as possible. lie keeps raw vege
tables , including cabbages , carrots- and
turnips , where the hens can peck at
them-at any time. Prof. Gilbert has
faiargc of the poultiy department at
me Ottawa ( Canada ) experiment sta-
TOII , and has done some good work in
bringing out the egg possibilities of
icns. Agriculturist.
Diatnnce for Apple Trees.
es should be planted at
distances apart than has usually
been the custom. The best soils are
none too good for the apple orchard ,
and such Avill develop much larger
trees than will the poorer hillsides so
commouly chosen for orchard sites in
the past. For the stronger growing
kinds like the R. I. Greening , Bellflower -
er and Baldwin , a distance of forty feet
is none too much , while those Avith less
spreading heads like the Northern Spy
and Ben Davis should have thirty feet
space each Ava3r. This assumes that
the orchards are regularly to be cultivated -
vated , a practice that UOAV prevails in
all good orcharding. Vick's Monthly.
Care of Tomato Plants.
Tomatoes ma3r be forced in winter
like other plants. The house should be
light and warm , the roof five feet above
the bed or benches , plenty of light be
ing essential. The temperature should
be from GO to G5 degrees at night and
70 to SO degrees during the day , the soil
to be rich , and close personal attention
should be given the plants. The floAvers
must be polleuated by hand in winter ,
Avhich is done b3- knocking the pollen
from the flowers Avheu the atmosphere
is dry and catching it in a spoon into
j Avhich the stigma should be thrust. The
plants should be well Avatered as re
quired , instead of a little and often , and
should be traincAl to stakes , the surplus
branches cut away. They may be also
groAvu in large pots or boxes.
The Miccpfolcl.
The fine wool breeds of sheep are
most subject to foot rot. Perhaps the
best Avay to treat it is to cut off the dis
eased portion and apply nitric acid.
Sulphur should be kept in ready
reach in the sheep house ; insects and
vermin do not like it , and it is preven
tive of maii3' ills. Further , a piece of
roll brimstone should be found in the
feed troughs of the horses and the cat
Ma 113 * of the internal parasites Avhich
cause" losses in the flock are taken in
while watering at foul drinking places.
Unless ihe water supply is Avatchc.i
carefully , there is likely to be at least
a loss of condition among them , if
there is no more serious loss. Indiana
A Milking SiooJ.
The accompanying sketch is of a
milk-sool that * vas found to be yciy
convenient in fly time or in milking
restless cows. The two upright pieces
forming the legs and end of the stool
are made of two b3' fours , about a foot
long. The support for the bucket and
the seat are made of inch boards. It is
well to put three-cornered blocks under j I ,
the seat and bucket boards as stays or '
braces. The most restless cow cannot
upset a bucket on this stool. XCAV En
gland Homestead.
Paint Against Rabbits.
At butchering time ac by a visit to
the local butcher , secure a qufiiitity of !
blood. Set it aAA-ay until it begins to
emit an odor. ' Then lime , which has
been thoroughly slaked , should be
mixed with the blood , stirring it until
about the thickness of Avhitewash. A
little sulphur may be added.
To appl3 * to trees , take an old while-
AA-ash brush and cover all parts Avhich
the rabbits can reach Avith the mix
ture. They Avill not trouble a tree
treated in this manner. One painting
Avill last a season , and it is much easier
to put n than winding with paper
trunks in any other Avay % be
sides being more effectual. The lim
in the mixture also is beneficial to the
trees. Orange ,7ndd Farmer.
Labor-saving implements and labor
saving animals on the farm should b
the rule. There is 01113a certair
amount of butter and milk to be deriv
ed from a bushel of grain , and there
is i no more reason for feeding tha *
bushel 1 to three cows instead of to on
than to use three horses to do the work
of one. If one cow can produce all tin
butter ix a bushel of grain it is cer
tainly expensive to feed three cows
and therely add to the expense of food ,
labor and shelter. IJreed is the mos *
important factor in stock raising , be
cause it enables the farmer to use laborsaviNg -
bor-saviNg animals labor saving because -
cause they reduce his labor and alsc1
give kiw an increased product.
llrcssiiic : I'owls. '
The Massachusetts Plowman think ; I.
that t in dressing poultry Americans
have j considerable to learn from the
French. j Not only do the French poul
terers knoAV how ( o stuff the fowls to <
get , a plumper carcass , but they whitei
and , mold and manipulate the foAvl af
ter killing until it looks almost gooc
enouifh to be eaten without furtlie'
preparation. American markets migh
not 3'et appreciate so much care and at
tention to the appearance of dressec
fowls , but it is Avell known that car
casses prepared with the greatest canTo
b3' American methods : ihva3s bring thf
best price.
To protect passengers from the ex
tort ion of cabmen in Havana the lamj
posts are painted in various colors-
red for tke central district , blue foi
the seeend , green for the third , etc.
Strange Case of a Woman AVho Must
L.earn livcrytliinc as if a Baby.
Oculists are greatly interested at
present in the strange case of a 25-
year-old girlwho has just been endow
ed Avith vision after being blind from
birth , and is forced to learn by sight
Dbjects thoroughly familiar through
her sense of touch.
Marie Duplessis Avas born with Avhat
is known as a double cataract of the
eyes , Avhich deprived her of sight. She
c-ould distinguish light from darkness ,
but objects were entirely invisible. In
cases of blindness the other senses are
frequently much more acute than those
of ordinary persons , and with the girl
her power of distinguishing objects
was remarkable , and she learned to
know most of the articles that entered
into her daily life , estimate their
weight , and call them by name.
Of late 3-ears operations for cataract
in the 03-03 have become numerous and
comparatively simple , vision being
made possible by removing the A-eil
which has descended between the iris
and the reflecting nerves in the back
) f the organ. The cataracts Avere taken
from Miss Duplessis' e\-es , and in a
few hours floods of light and color'dis
tances great and small , the varying
shapes of a myriad of objects , Avere
cast upon retinas that had never
known anything but darkness and
shadows. The effect Avas terrific and
For fully an hour after the operation
was performed Miss Duplessis could
see nothing ; then outlines gradually
became visible. For a Aveek objects
were more or less indistinct , although
the sharpness of form increased each
day. The very act of seeing Avas ex
ceedingly painful and occasioned se
vere headaches. For the first feAV days
Mi-s Duplessis could only find relief
by keeping her eyes closed most of the
lime , opening them at rare intervals
for a few moments. Even then she de
scribed the sensation experienced as fs
the objects she beheld striking the eyes
r. severe bloAV.
Colors caused her acute suffering , and
of these red Avas the most irritating
and offensive. The forms of things
were not such a complete surprise as
their color , for she had been accus
tomed to comprehend bulk and shape
by her sense of touch , Avhile the hun
dred different tints with which Ave are
familiar were entirely new and bej-oud
her comprehension.
It seemed impossible for the girl to
obtain any idea of distance by using
her vision. One of the doctors held his
hand close to her face and told her to
take hold of it. She reached out AA'ith
her hands and seized the empty air sev
eral feet aAvay. Then a bottle Avas
placed on the table at the other end of
the room , and Avheu asked to reach it t
Miss Duplessis extended her hands as
K to grasp it within arm's reach.
Another curious series of experi
ments was to induce her to name a
number of objects placed before her ,
with all of which she AA-as familiar
through her sense of touch. She made
errors in the names of almost every
one. Avhen depending solely upon her
sight for information , "mistaking a cat
for a dog , a pencil for a key , a feather
duster for a bunch of chrysanthemums.
Then { a canary Avas placed upon her
finger , and when questioned she Avas
totally ignorant as to Avhat it was. The
bird was placed in its cage and the girl
at once identified it by feeling the bars
of its little prison. The girl was then
blindfolded and given in turn each of
the articles that had previously been
placed before her. They Avere all des
ignated by name Avithout an error.
Her mode of AvaIking is greatly
changed when she uses her e3'es. While
blind her steps Avere like those of an
ordinary person , depending , as they
did , entirely upon her sense of touch.
She could ascend or descend flights of
steps with little difficulty. Yet she says
that when she looks at the floor it ap
pears to have a steep slope , and she
steps out as if going upstairs or as
cending a hill.
Doctors say that it will take several
* llg
months for the muscles of the girl's
eyes to be trained even beyond "the ru t-
dimentary stage , and that never hav
ing had sight she must observe and
learn to know the things about her
without the aid of touch , as if she were
a baby. Philadelphia Times.
Australians Disappearing.
At the close of the last century there .
tvere supposed to be 1,000,000 abori
gines in Australia. There are now les.--
tlian 100.000. and among them are still
sume cannibals. The men are sad
specimens of humanity , being under-
sl'ed. Avith bushy whiskers and hail
which grows to considerable length i.
never kinky , but coarse and tangled.
The expression of the face is repulsive
and the whole countenance coarse and
Fish Tabooed by Indians.
The Navajo , Apache and other Indian
dian tribes of the far Southwest will
not eat fish nor have anything to do
with articles made in the shape of fish.
This "taboo" with the Xavajo extends
to . all ihingji connected with Avater. A
probable reason wh3 no more children
Iic Iio these tribes are sent east to be edu
cated is a fear that they might be re
quired 1 to overcome this cherished
"taboo" supersition. which is as firinlj
rooted as any religion.
Thickest Coal Seam JinoAvn.
The thickest knoAvn coal seam in tne
world is the Wyoming , near Twin
Creek , in the Green River coal basin , ,
W3'oming. It is eighty feet thick and
upward of 300 feet of solid coal underlie -
lie -1,000 acres.
After a woman gets literary notions ,
she : has her picture taken with her head
resting on one hand , to give the impres
sion that her brain is heaAy and needs
Marrying a girl for her beauty is like
eating a canary for its singing.
Good Roads and Country JAfc.
An unmistakable demand for good
/ ommon roads is being heard in all
parts of the United States , says Popun
iar Science Monthly. This demand is
rapidly growing in volume and is taking
on the systematic organization which is
essential to the success of such a move
ment. That bad roads in this country
cause an enormous loss of money each
year to those who use them may easily
be proved , but this fact is veiled from
many persons because they have never
known anything better. The farmers
are the greatest sufferers. Where wag
on - sink hub deep in mud at some
seasons , a farmer Avho lias much haul
ing to do must keep one or two more
horses than he would need if he bad
only hard , even roads to go over , and
his loss in the wear and tear of horse
flesh , harness and wagons is a heavy
tax on his income. It often happens
that a farmer finds the roads absolute
ly impassable with a loaded wagon just
at a time when his produce would bring
the highest price if. he could haul it tea
a railroad , and he is forced to Avait and
take a leAver price later. Livery stable
keepers and all other owners and users
of horses and vehicles suffer from bad
roads in a similar wa3 * .
In order to obtain better roads IAVO
things are necessaty. The first is to
create a general conviction that the im
provement of our higlnva3'S is impera
tive , and that the money Avisely expend
ed for this purpose is sure to return.
The second requisite is to place all road-
making and mending under the charge
of competent road builders. Various
efforts to secure these ends are being
made and the aid of country and State
authorities , and even the national Gov
ernment , has been invoked to further
the movement. While it is very desira
ble that the higliAva3s of adjoining localities -
c-alities should be under some central
supervision , so that they may be made
to perform a connected Avhole , it 11103 *
be questioned whether the national
Government could be an effective
igency in road improvement. Why , for
Jistance , should the dwellers beyond
: he Mississippi and on the Pacific coast
DO taxed to maintain in Washington a
school for road engineers and a museum
of road construction that few , if any ,
of these distant communities could de
rive any benefit from ? A more practi-
nl scheme would be to have instruction
in road engineering given at each of
the State colleges of agriculture and me
chanical arts. In a country shOAVing
such Avide differences in soil , rainfall ,
temperature and topograph3' between
different sections as the United States
does , road building can be taught and
administered far more efficiently by the
State or the country than by the nation.
There is need of much intelligent care
in framing legislation in the interest of
( he movement for belter roads. Annoy-
ing prohibition should be no part of the
policAof the road reformers. For instance -
stance , large loads carried on wheels
having narrow felloes and tires do great
damage to roads ; hence it has been proposed -
posed to prohibit narrow tires on heaA-y
wagons. A much beller policy is that
adopted in Michigan , of giving a rednc-
tion of one-half their road tax to those
Avho will use broad tires. The move
ment for good roads shows a lusty vig
or. The success that it has already ' '
achieved is splendid testimony to the
yefficiency of voluntary association of
individuals , and if its leaders continue f
to carry it on without the paralysing
patronage of the general Government L , :
it is likely to attain great results. J
Villojre "as a Flan. i
The Bear Lake Council has ' tumbled"
to the fact that good roads and passable
street mean more trade from the farmers i- ,
ers of the vicinity , and it has purchased '
a gravel pit , the gravel from which will
be used in improving the streets of the i
village . -o they will bo fit to use in all ' 1 .
kinds of weather. Detroit Free Press ,
The New York Tax Is FniaH.
The fifty thousand dollars appropri i-
ated for road improvement by the State j '
of New York is but one cent on each ' '
thousand dollars of assessed valuation '
in that State. 1
I'x'-essive Grades a TJetriiuciil.
A road is not , strictly speaking ,
'good. " even though it have a hard sur-
race , if it has excessive grades.
All thcJHflercHC in the AVortd.
( Jood roads save money , time and la-
jor ; bad roads waste them .
Bsuicsii in Mvitxerl ml.
Some of the methods are sufficiently
. -.niiquated , according to our standards.
For instance , it reouires fifteen minutes
utes in which to make a deposit at a
hank. Every banking-house has nu J.
merous chairs outside the railing , and '
the visitor is expected to sit quietly and
i-ultivate a spirit of patience while the I
.nachinery is getting under way. A ; ,
customer who wishes to make a deposit
sees to a window and hands in h.'s
11101103 % together with a memorandum
of the amo.mt. The employe behind !
the railing counts the money and pre j
pares a receipt for it , adding his sigua- J
ture by way of preliminary. Then a
small boy takes the receipt upstairs and
submits it to an official , who studies it
and then ponders for a while as to
whether it will be safe to take the
money. If he decides that the bank can
undertake the risk he passes the re
ceipt to another man , who prepares a
duplicate slip and makes several en
tries , and finally signs his name. Then ,
ns soon as another man has examined {
the receipt and added his name , It is I
taken downstairs and turned over to :
. /
the ( V.'positor. Tnore Is one atisfacrtiou
me 11101103 * is thoroughly deposited.
An American residing in Zurich went
tp the bank the other day with a check
which \ had been given him by a busi
ness man in a large town near here. lie
handed in the check , and twenty min
utes later received his 11101103 % less fourteen
teen cents charges. The American was
well known at the bank , having been
a depositor for about two 3'ears. He
had endorsed the check. A busy and
nervous Chicago man would have rorn
down the railing before the twenty
minutes expired.
Tlic AVife Kef used Life Unlc&s He
Co ii Id Be Saved.
I will stay with Al if you cannot
save him , " said Mrs. A. C. Howe , when
the windows of her room in the Hotel
Dakotah at Grand Forks were veiled
with flame-shot smoke. And she knelt
down beside the bed where her husband
lay in the chains ; of paralysis and hid
her face in his bosom , reports the Chi-
cage Journal.
Outside was the tumult of voices , the
clatter of horses' hoofs , the roll of
wheels , and the sharp clang of fire bells.
A ladder had been thrown against the
blazing Avail , and a lithe young fellow
with a fireman's helmet on his head ran
swiftly up to the window of the room
where Mr. and Mrs. Howe were known
to be. "Come , " he shouted from the
midst of a pillar of flame.
The wife struggled to lift her husband
in her arms , but she was powerless to
even move him.
"Al , dear one ! " she cried in agony.
"See the fire ! Try , oh , try to lift just a
little. I will hold 3-011 ! Oh , help ! help ! "
The fireman leaned forward from a
background of flame.
"Come , " he cried , "the ladder is burn
ing ! I can only save one of you t"
Then it was the woman nestled down
beside the man she loved.
"I will stay with Al , " she said simply.
The ladder sprang outward and the
fireman made the ground in a flying
leap. A. sound of a woman's voice in
singing came to the cars of the horri
fied watchers below. Then there was
a crash of falling walls , a mighty , up
ward shoo'ting cloud of spark-filled
smoke and yellow blaze and all wa ?
Buried with Military Honors.
At the breaking out of the ten years'
war in 1SGS , the Spaniards in Cuba
adopted the sparrow as the symbol of
their pertinacity and fighting qualities ,
and applied the name of ' "cat" as the
most contemptuous word to the ua-
tives. In March , 1SG9 , a Spanish sol
dier saw a cat seize a sparrow with
teeth and claws. Clubbing his mus
ket , he disabled the cat and took the
dead bird from its mouth. The occur
rence being reported , the cat Avas tried
by drum-head court-martial and sen
tenced to death , AA-hile the body of the
sparro-,7 was ordered to be buried Avith
military honors. The best knoAvn
Spaniards in Cuba were ordered to at
tend. There were eight battalions in
HaA-aua , and the wife of the coin-
mander : of each sent large offerings of
flowers. i A bier was prepared and the
! sparrow i was placed on a fragrant bed
of ( roses and lilies. The drum was
mufllod i and the G,000 soldiers Avere
given the order to march. With sol-
emn ( tread the long line proceeded to
the i cemetery on the outskirts of the
cit3 % and there the victim of the cat
was committed to the earth with mill-
tary honors.
Bacteria in Dust.
In a recent number of the Annales dt
Micrographie , Dr. Miquel gives the re-
suits of some interesting observations
ma do bAr him in respect of the vitality
of disease germs. In"Iay , 1SS1 , he
took some earth from the Montsouris
Park at a depth of ten inches below
the turf. This he dried for IAVO days
at a temperature of 30 degrees Centi-
grade ; , and then he placed the dust in
hermetically : sealed tubes , which he put
aside in a dark corner of the labora-
itoiy. . When taken the soil contained
an ; average of G.500.000 bacteria per
gramme. : After desiccation the ntm-
ber had fallen to rather less than
4.000.000. Sixteen years later he stil ;
lound . " . . "i.OO.OOO per gramme , and 11e
was enr.l-'ed to isolate the specific microbe - '
crobe of 'etanus. The inoculation of
this soil in guinea pigs determined i
death , t'i.n { : tetanus after an iucuba-
tion period of two days , showing- the
remarkable vitality of pathogenic mi-
crobcs under favorable conditions.-
Philadelphia Record.
Willed His Pension
The will of the late Isaac Lloyd of
Philadelphia disposes of an estate val
ued at about $ i)0. ( ! ( ) . Mr. IJoyd was a
veteran of the late war and drew a
small pension , which he saved with
the intention of returning it to the gov
ernment , providing he was never in
want during life. When the will was
probated it was found that his inten
tions had been carried out. and the will
concluded with the folio wins paragraph -
graph : "Mj * pension , which I have not
used , I have always expected to return
to the United States Government , ex-
cepting I should be in distress or want.
I order my executor to return the pen-
si ° i- "
. _
Quinine in India.
There was a time when the govern
meat of India had to import annually
2.0,000 worth of quinine and did not t
get enough of it even then. After a
great many experiments the cultivation
of the cinchona tree was made success
ful in India , and now there are 4.000.- |
000 trees in Uo ngal , and ever3' rural
postoffice in India sells a five-grain
packet of the drug for half a cent ,
while the government makes from
? 2OCO to $3,500 a year out of the profits
It makes a man turn cold at the man-
uer in which \voman puts his hard
earned money into a pocket book , car-
ries it loosely in her hand and leaves
It on the first counter she reaches.
Aft Incident m the Knrly Life of Mrs ,
AhraliHin Lincoln.
In an article upon Mary Todd Lin
coln , wife of President Lincoln , printed
in McClure's Magazine , an interesting
account is given of Mrs. Lincoln in her
girlhood. She is described as a bright ,
Avarm-hearted girl , far beyond most
girls of her age in education. An old
schoolmate narrates ono of the young
girl's efforts to make a fashionable ap
pearance :
Maty and I each had a white dress ,
but Maiy was not satisfied ; the dresses
were too long and narrow. She liked
pretty ' things , and wanted to be in the
fashion. Hoops were worn at this time
by women ; not the steel ones those
came Hi later but home-made affairs ,
with small reeds , basted on the inside
of the skirt , such as milliners used in
drawn-silk bonnets.
Properly worn , their effect was quite
prett3 * . Mary admired them above all
things , and was frantic for one , but it
would have been an unheard-of request-
' to ask for it. After much Avorry ami
'thought ' , she at last said :
"Liz/ie , I am going over to Mrs. lies-
tetter's and ask her for some of her
weeping willows. We can make hooj -
skirts , and wear them to Sunday school
ito-morrow. "
I agreed to it. and she put on her sunbonnet -
bonnet , and with a basket started on
her errand. It was a long time before
she returned , but she was abundantly
supplied with the material , and depos
ited her basket with its precious burden
in a closet in our room.
After tea we began our preparations.
We seated ourselves upon the floor and
lost no time , but worked diligently. We
were satisfied to find how late it waa
.when my aunt , Mrs. Todd , on her way
to her room , tapped on our door , telling
ns it was time to be in our beds.
We did put out the light , and waited
until we thought evetybody was asleep ;
'then we relighted our candle and work
ed until late in the night , when we
hung up the finished garments with a
thrill of delight.
Our sleep was too short to be satis
fying , but we managed to get to break
fast in time. As soon as it was over ,
we rushed to our room. Mary was al
ways quick in her movements , but now
she made uncommon haste , and was
dres-sed and out upon the street as I
reached the front hall door.
One moment and we should have
been safe ; but as fate would have it
aunt caught a glimpse of me. One
glance was enough to show her what
AVO had been striving for. She reached
the door in a second , and called Mary
back. 1
There we stood , a burlesque on van
ity , as 'grotesque figures as ej-e need
ever ( fall on , in hoops that bulged in
front and at the back , while they fell
in on the sides , and with our narrow
white dresses stretched over them to-
their utmost extent. We had basted the
willows in just as they came off the
tree ' , one end being very large and the :
other ' very small.
Aunt looked us over from head to
foot , and said : "What frights you are-
Take those things off and go to Sunday
school/ '
It was well our displaj" was confined
to our own premises. If we had gone
to the McCord Church , as we were so
anxious to do , the congregation would
have been convulsed with laughter ,
and aunt too < leepl3 * mortified to lift up
her head.
New York in 2OOO A. 1 > .
How the people Avill live in 2000 A.
I ) , it is impossible to guess , but it is
not : likely that the3r Avill live In the
closely huddled habitations of the pres
ent day. The indications are these :
The tenement house Avill be nnknoAvn ,
and no man , rich or poor , will live in
a house of which eA-ery room does not
open freel3 * to the outer air. The pres
ent tendency to aggregation and con
glomeration Avill lead to heaven IIIIOAVS
Avhat method of free , easy and cheap
transportation. ( He Avould be a bold
man } who , recalling the short interval
of time between the daA/'s o the
ubiquitous omnibus and the rapid and
pleasant trojley car of to-day , Avould
venture to predict Avhat Avill be our
means of urban travel. A quarter of a
century ago no one would have be
lieved that old and young , rich and
poor , Avould be flying about our streets
and over our countiy roads on rubber-
tired bicycles. It would have been as-
absurd to predict then what AVC are
now } so familiar with as to predict now
that , there will be some safe and uni
versal method of aerial or subtemi ;
nean mode of comeyanee. Muuicipa/
Deflection of the 3In5.netic
obsiirvations have been made recent
ly to determine the extent and cause of -
the extraordinary deflection of tli&-
inairnetic needle Avhich fakes place over *
a \i t tract of Central Russia. The-
line selected for observation was one
of about SoO miles , between Moscow
and Kharkov. The widest abenations
are found to exist in the province of
Kursk , the capital of winch is about
(5UU ( miles south of Moscow. In the
southeast portion of this province ,
about 1-0 miles south of Tim. the nee-
( IK5 5 < deflected more than 0(5 ( degrees' ,
and points nlm.- due east and west in-
N-u-ad of north ami south.
Hijjh-l'ric-ed Chaperon.
A Paris P IKT recently contained the
following advertisement : "A laily iaov--
ihir in the be-t society of London is de-
Mrou < of taking out and presenting at
ceui-r a young American Jad3 * . The-
hiicht t ret'erencv * will be given and"
ivMUlivd. High remuneration expect
ed. Address , in the first instance. C. ,
caiv \Villinni Negus. Eq. , : jO Blooms-
bury < quare. London. W. C. "
As a rule' men laugh and \vomea
\ve-ip : it a ,7s.lding. . The fact that they
are not the principals in the affair
: il > Iy has sosietliiuj * to do with it.