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VTEDXESDAY, SErT. 26, 1888.
t:U:ei tt tie P:stee, C:fctzj, Set., u mai
It was over the sea, In the land of tea.
By the" beautiful river they call Yang: Tse,
To 'which an additional name they hang;
Making the river Yansr Tse Kianjr.
A baby was born in a Chinese town;
But a look of scorn and a terriblcrown
(er the lace of the father was seen to curl,
vhcn. ho learned that hia baby was only a
Now the father, -whoso namo was Hans U.
Was the last of the race of tho great L Ugh,
The father of Chinese history.
He ras very proud of his pedljrree.
And even declared that his lineage ran
In a line direct to the very first man.
His greatest ambition, was now to see
Another limb on his family treo,
Aboy who could finally step in his place,
Sown the race-course of time to continue hit
But alas for his hopes!
'Chug urn whirl!
He muttered, which means "It's a girl!
And he angrily hissed: "Clack whang bog
Which means in their language "It must bo
Though the mother, in words that sound Im
prudent, Insipidly pleaded: "Oh. Hang U., wouldn't!!"
He sternly unsuered: "Clack whang bo
Which means in their language "It must be
So he called hi servant and said: "Ar Chang,
fjo drown that thing in the river Kiang;"
Then turned away with an angry glare,
Fo smoke his pipe in the open uir.
But the good Ar Chang had a tender heart.
He saw it was hard lor the mother to part
From her little girl, yet, strange to tell.
The sorrow that on his heart-strings fell
Affected the strings of his purse as welL
Still he couldn't think what in tho world to da.
And he stood in agony clutching- his queue
And pullingit downward until he drew
His eyes clear up to the top of his head.
Till they looked like long diagonal gashes
Stretched over his forehead and fringed
Then, letting them down "I have itl" be
But the rest that he paid I will tell tolthoe
In the very words it was told to me
Br that honest, clllcient and noble Chinee
Vrhd charged m'etwo prices formy "washee:"
no said: " 1 got girl-ee same old like this.
Got too much-ee girl-ee; my wife-ee no miss
One girlreo. Ar Chang save-eo yo' girl-ee life,
1 take-ee yo' girl-ee light home to my wife,
I dlown-eeniff girl-ce in liver-KIangi
You givce much money to poo Ar Changl"
Then gratitude stole down tho beautiful
Of the mother's long'cyes, and she.gavo such
Of approval, ho cried: "I would rather be
And Pcrve such a generous mistress, than
He carried Tee-Hco to Ills own little hut,
Where the lloors were of dirt and the frescoes
And.hD-said to his wife: "I have swapped for
We mustdlown-ee our girl-ee In liver Yang
And our mistless she give-eo much money to
"I will go," answered she, " and wrap Minnee
In Tee-Hee's little mantle and bring her to
And then, witli a smile of approval, withdrew.
Now it chanced Mrs. Chang had the masculine
Of "playing it low" and concealing her heart.
In short, of enacting a duplicate part.
For expecting the time when her husband
"We 'are poor: we'll put MInneo Ting out of
6hc had built a rag baby with marvelous skill,
"Placed a spring here and there for tho sake
of tho wriggle.
Supplied its small chest with a bladder and
'So that touch it who would the rag baby
Just tho size ot Ting Loo sho had measured
and weighed it
And now, with the skill she had learned when
sho made it.
She pinned on the cloak past all hope of un
doing. And, learing it so.as to start it to cooing.
Bight into the arms of her husband she ldidit.
Thus Chang boro it down toward tho river
But happened, in passing the vigilant Hang,
To stumble, which caused it to kick and to
Till Hang crjed: "Away! I'll accompany you.
I never can rest till it's safe in the water.
Lest the mother has bribed you to rescue my
Then quick in the pitiless river they threw
What to Hang was Tcc-Hec and to Chang was
Each day. while the notable nang U. High
Was reading tho books of the great I. Ligb,
His wife stole away to the hut of Ar Chang,
While Chang acted spy o'er the motions of
But Chang never dreamed as he watched by
To give warning if Hang at his. hovel should
That his dear little wife from its hiding-place
The only original Minnee Ting Loo,
Nor supposed, as ho stretched to its limit eaoh
To peep at his master, that outof the dim
Of nis hovel two mothers kept watch upon
And it never occurred to Hang U. High,
As he studied the books of the great I. Ligh,
That instead or retrenching on little Tee-Hoe
By drowning the child In the river Yang Tse,
His lucre provided provisions for three.
H". II'. Fink, in Century.
RUNNING A BLOCKADE.
now a Yankee Schooner Did It
Duriug Uieisummer of 1814 the Brit
ish took possession of all that part of the
State of Maine lyiii east of the Penob
scot, ami claimed it as a part of their
lawful territory. They established a
sort of naval headquartes atCastine, and
from thence sent out their cruisers.
Upon the Kennebec Kivcr at that time
were many thriving towns, and quite a
number of Yankee privateers were fit
ted oufr there. Several sailed from Bath,
and even as high tin. as Hallowell were
fitted and manned some of these trouble- f
some little craft. In consequence of all
tHis the British turned their attention to
this latter river, and established a
blockade at its mouth. They knew that
Some privateers were being fitted out
aomewhere up the stream, and they
were determined to take them if they
And there was another thing which
tho enemy had in view in this blockade.
There was a fort up the river a short
distance, and also several military store
houses: and they (the British) had
learned that provisions and ammunition
were xpected from Boston or Salem for
these places. So they meant to kill two
birds with one stone: They would pre
vent the privateers from coming out,
and also prevent the stores, from
many smi living, who resided upon l
ine ivenneoec (luring that war, Temem
berwell the season of that blockade.
They depended for much of their pro
visions upon the coasters which came
from Massachusetts; and now that the
email vessels were prevented from com
ingin they suffered much. In Hallow
well, Watervillc, Gardiner and other
places, provisions were so scarce that
a A W flW I Wit SV W X nHrtjl rtAll Lj
uuj -.juio niiunuewuisiuuicu " uu
off in ordinary times lived upon the
swill-gatherinjrs of the more wealthy;
and a silver dollar's worth of meal could
be carried away in a common pocket
handkerchief. The suffering was great.
The people knew that there were sev
eral vessels anxious to get in, but the
British war-brig at the river's mouth
Among the vessels which were ex
pected atHallo well was a heavy schooner
named the Polly Ann. She was owned
and commanded by a man named Eben
Wait. Also another schooner called the
Eliza, which belonged to Abncr Jen
kins. The Polly Ann and the Eliza both
cleared at "Salem, Mass., the former
loaded with one of the most valuable
cargoes ever sent to the eastward, for,
beside a large lot of excellent provisions,
such'" as flour, corn, rye and pork and
Beef, she had a large" quantity of arms
and ammunition for two privateers that
were 4ying at Bath. The loss of the
Ipuy Ann would have been a severe
mow in two ways: It would have sadly
rfOded to the want of the poor people of
Stie Kennebec, and have prevented the
utfitrof two stanch privateers, and it
would have also added much to the
power of.the enemy by furnishing them
With things which the3T much needed.
ejPolIy Ann was a newanavaiua-
kMi' -frnf. -nut sn trtfc-ElfMLr-The latr
Sfflurery'old and very rotten, and
it.was now. uwaner last trio. Her
owner.had-esolved to tfy the ran to
xiauoweu,'iaiia'then pull his old schoon
er ctonecesiorlirowood, as. that was
iDowairshe was good for. On the
uresent. occasion she was loaded with
provisions, butfthe load was necessarily
a light one, as Jenkins dare not venture
to sink her too deeply.
The two schooners sailed from Salem
together. In fact Jenkins would not
have dared to sail alone, for he was not
sure his rickety old craft would carry
him through. The Polly Ann was
manned by Captain Wait; his son Na
than, a youth of nineteen; a man of
thirty, named Jim Tufts, and Samuel
Locke, a young man of twenty-five.
The Eliza had beside her Captain, Da
vid brother of the commander; Walter
Davis and Charles Allen, both young
men and able.
When tho two schooners reaohed
Wood Island, which lies at the mouth
of the Saco River, they were boarded
by some Yankee fishermen who resided
there, and who informed them that it
would be of no use for them to go any
"Ye can't git into the river," said
one of them, "for a cussed brig-o'-war's
alyin' efFan' on there all the time. An'
I ken tell ve one more thing, too: Theci
Britishers "are on the lookout for you.
They've heered a how't yeou were a
comin' in with provisions an' arms for
privateers. They've been informed
This was a damper upon Captain
Eben Wait. He had known that there
were untisii war vessels upon me
coast; but he had hoped that there
might be none in his way. Ho could
not turn back. He knew that those
whom he loved were suffering for tho
want of the food he had with Trim; and
that the privateers could not sail until
they had tho stores he had in charge
for them. And, further, much of the
provisions he had in cargo might spoil
by being kept too long in the hold of
What shonld he do? The loss to him,
if he failed to make his trip, would bo
great; but he thought not so much
of that as he did of the loss to those who
were depending upon him for the very
means of 'sustaining life. He questioned
the fishermen very closely, and was
convinced that they spoke truly. Three
of them had come from Mauhegan only
two days before, and had been robbed
of their fish by this same brig.
"And," ocnlinued the informant,
"one of the officers asked us if we
knowed the Yankee schooner Polly
Ann. We urotended ""at we didn't
know anything about It. He said he'd
have ye ef ye come that way."
Captain Wait pondered a long while
on the information he had received.
"It's a ha-d case," he said to his
friend, Captain Jenkins. " I know how
these fellows watch. There's no getting
'Tic nrmfrmnrlnfl Imil " TPtlirnml
Jenkins. "Now if 'twasn't for the
cargo I've got aboard they might have
my old hulk in welcome. I don't kno .v
but I'd be willin' to pay 'em somethin'
to carry her off; for the firewood she'll
make won't hardly be worth the trouble
of cuttin' her up. She's half rotten,
and t'other half is as full of nails and
spikes as her sails are full of holes. But
with vour vessel it's different. She's
new and valuable. By thunder, Eben,
I'm af eared we'll have'to go back. But
it's cussed hard, isn't it?"
But a new light had gleamed upon
the bronzed face of Captain Wait.
"Look ye, Abner," he said, eagerly,
" if I could carry your cargo all safely
up the river would you give up your old
"Would I?" cried Jenkins. "Pll
bet I would. Yes, sir; I'd let her go to
grass in a minute."
" Then I think Ave can do it. At all
events, we'll try. My schooner can
easily carry all the load you've got, from
here to Bath. We'll drop in shore and
shift cargoes as quickly as possible."
Jenkins heard his friend's plan ex
plained, and his own face grew bright.
The two schooners were anchored, and
then lashed side to side; and then all
hands turned to with a will. Before
night the Eliza was " flying" light,
with nothing aboard that couldfbe possi
bly taken away. They left her hull,
her masts, her three sails, and such rig-
fing as was absolutely necessary to
eep her on the wind.
The distance from Wood Island to the
mouth of the Kennebec is about thirty
miles; so the run was not a long one.
Wait did not wish to start until after
midnight, as his plan was to bring the
war-brig in sight just about daybreak.
The wind was from the south'rd and
east'rd, and blew a fafr breeze, and it
was likely to remain so, at least until
the sun roso again.
At one o'clock in the morning the two
schooners again made sail, and at three
the light upon Cape Elizabeth was upon
the larboard quarter. At 3:30 Seguin
light was in sight ahead. Seguin is an
island at the mouth of the Kennebec.
At four o'clock the first gleams of the
coming day appeared upon the horizon,
and in a very few minutes afterward
the tall spars of a British brig-of-war
could be distinctly made tmt ahead,
just outside of Seguin, and to the
south'rd of it.
"Now's our time," shouted Captain
Wait, hailing his companion who was
close under his lee.
Abner Jenkins ran his vessel to the
windward of tho Polly Ann, and as he
came abreast he cried out:
"Would ye sot her a going now?"
"Yes. Are you going to? '
"Yes. I can fix that there."
"Then do it a soon as ye can. The
Englishman hasn't seen us yet. Set
her head a little to the north'rd of east!"
"Aye, aye," responded Jenkins; and
thereupon he set at work.
In the meantime Wait had his sail all
taken in so that the Englishman should
not see him; and as the
as the water was
shoal he let go a light anchor.
Jenkins' first movement was to lower
his boat and secure her by a painter to
one of the stern davits. Next he put
on all sail, and had the sheets belayed
very carefully for running with "the
wind a little forward of the beam. The
tiller was next set, and as soon as he
was satisfied that the schooner would
run in a direct line with the tiller thus,
he lashed it fast. He knew the Eliza
well enough to know that she would be
true to the course he had given her; and
rusvinr seen tnat tne sheets were se
. . 1 ..
curely belayed, and that nothing of any
vaiue was lelt on ooaru, he had nis crew
fet into the boat and pulled for the
Away went the schooner in fine style,
dashing the foam from before her, and
leaping over the light waves as defiantly
as could be. Captain Wait took his
glass and went aloft. He could now
see the brig plainly. She was under
easy sail, and appeared to be lying-to.
By the course upon which the old
schooner was sailing, she would pass
only about three miles from the brig,
and that, too, before many minutes.
"Hi-yi!" cried Wait "There she
As he spoke a wreath of smoke curled
up from the Englishman's deck, and in
a moment more the report of a heavy
gun came booming over tho water.
"He's taken the bait," shouted Jenk
ins. Another and another gun boomed
away from the deck of the brig, but the
schooner did not stop. She dashed
away over the water with her flag fly
ing and showed no disposition to obey
the Briton's summons.
"Hi! Look!" cried Wait, as a round
shot plowed up the water under the
stern of the flying schooner.
But this was not to last much longer.
The brig soon put up her helm and bore
away, and cracked on all sail.
Away went the schooner and away
went the brig. Bang! Bang! Banff
went the Englishman's guns; and tee
Yankee coaster eemed to fly the faster.
But the brig Was gaining rapidly. Near
er and nearer it came, and shot after
shot riddled the poor devoted schooner.
Presently her mainmast went by the
board then her bowsprit dropped
and finally she lay a helpless, sinking,
rotten, useless mass upon the water,
which must soon open its bosom to give
Meanwhile the Polly Ann had run up
her anchor and made sail; and as the
brig overtook her prize, the successful
Yankee was passing behind Seguin. In
a short time the island was left upon
her starboard quarter, and once more
she was iu full view of the Englishman.
" Let's heave-to here a little while,
just to see the fun." said Wait.
This was readily agreed to: for the
Polly Ann was just in the mouth of the
rivu- with the wind fair for running her
up at any moment.
So the schooner was hove to, and all
hands gathered aft to watch the opera
tions o? the evening. Beside the heavy
guns which Wait had stowed away un
der the main-hatch for the privateers,
lie had a lot of muskets. He had eight
of these brought up and loaded, and the
Yankee flag got read' for running up
to the main peak.
The brig was seen to overhaul the
poor, riddled, dismantled hulk, and our
Yankee fancied they could almost he'ar
the British curse and swear.
But won't they cuss a lectle more
when they see us?" said Jenkins.
"Beckon they will," responded Cap
In a few minutes from that time the
brig was seen to put up her helm, and
very soon afterwards the old hulk gave
a lurch and went down.
" They see us!" cried Wait, as the brig
put her head about.
And so it would seem; for the man-of-war
not only put about, but her nen
crowded upon, her forecastle and gazed
off to where the Yankee schooner lay.
Up went her studding-sails, below and
aloft, and she came plowing through the
water at a swift rate.
At length she fired one of her bow
guns, antfthe ball fell direct beneath the
end of the Yankee's flying jib-boom.
"Up with the helm!" cried Captain
Wait. "Haul over the main sheets!
Get out the muskets!"
T.ie muskets were taken by the men,,
even tho man at the wheel jroinj in for
one, and as soon as the vessel was near
ly headed up the river, they gathered
along by the taffrail. The Stars and
Stripes were run up to the peak, and as
the glorious ensign opened its magic
folds to the breeze, the Cap tain gave the
order to fire.
The reports of the eight muskets rang
ouf upon the air; three hearty cheers
vere given by the homeward-bound
men; and then the Polly Ann danced
away up her native river.
Surely the officers and crew of the
blockading brig must have felt particu
larly foolish about that time. And that
they did feel so is evident from a re
mark her commander made to" a poor
fisherman whom he overhauled for fish
on the evening of that very day. It was
a fisherman who had ventured down ofi
Cape Small Point after haddock. He
asked the fisherman if the Polly Ann
had entered the river.
"Ye-e-es, sir," answered the poor fel
low. " Did she carry much of a load?"
"Gerewsalem! yew'd a thought so, I
reckon,"' answered the fisherman, who
seemed desirous of giving an emphatic
reply. "She was loadedaaown to the
gunMls, sir. It's a niarcv 'at sho didn't
The Englishman replied in a ver$- ex
tended aiid very elaborately wrought
sentence of oaths, ami added: " I wish
she had sunk! I never was so fooled
before; and never will be again!"
But tho man spoke without counting
his cost. The Polly Ann stopped at
Bath and unloaded her large vtms and
ammunition; and three days afterward
two sprightly privateers sailed down the
river, and captured the brig-of-war, and
carried her into port.
Meanwhile the successful schooner
kept on up the river, carrying gladness
to all patriotic hearts; furnishing food
for hundreds of famishing bodies, and
inspiring many desponding souls witS
new hopes andaspirations.
Some Entertaining Maine Bear Stories.
Bears are getting so uncomfortably
numerous around Moosehead Lake as
to alarm even the old Indians and other
settlers by their frequent boldness and
surprising cunning. The other night
members of the family of George C.
Luce, living about two miles northwest
from the head of the lake and near the
branch of the Penobscot River, were
aroused by John Abbo, who had heard
an unusual noise in the pantry, and
coming down stairs they saw by a light
shining from Mr. Luce's bed-room a
large Dear helping himself to family
provisions. Abbo's gun was standing
near the pantry door and within a foot
of the bear, which unconcernedly
watched the approach of Abbo, while he
tested the various articles within reach.
All this was going on while Mr. and
Mrs. Luce slept, oblivious to the intru
sion, within a few feet of the scene.
Abbo finally succeeded in reaching his
gun, when the bear retreated through
the pantry window, which he had.
smashed on getting into the house.
Mitchell Francis, an Indian sleeping in
an adjoining bed, was aroused by the
breaking glass, and he, together with
Abbo, drove the bear into the wood
shed, but were unable to shoot
with any certainty on account
of the darkness. Finding himself
cornered. Bruin made a plunge
and went completely through the rear
of the shed, which was strongly boarded
and escaped in the darkness. In about
an hour, however, Abbo found the brute
in the pantry again, as did Luce. This
time Abbo went to the window just in
time to save the retreat, and with
out stopping to raise the window took
aim, fired and the bear fell, though
he was not finally despatched until
he had made a "desperate fight in
the door-yard. His weight was be
tween three and four hundred
Sounds. Thursday night, just after tho
rattleborough fishermen had come off
the lake, Mitchell Francis discovered a
bear in tho road near Savage's Hotel,
where the party were stopping. Three
shots killed him. Ho weighed over
three hundred, and his nead and paws
were divided among the party. The
following day another was seen by one
of the guides who was unarmed. A
bear broiccfinto one of the store-houses
on the Penobscot the other night and
carried off hams, fish and a quantity of
other articles. Sunday three sizable
bears were brought into"Kineo" by
the guides. Deer, moose and caribou
are very plenty in the region, but the
law ana the flies prevent the hunting of
them. Boston Transcript.
Among the ..concessions recently
granted by the Mexican Government is
one which allows Louis Logorreta and
Arthur Mayer to gather for ten years
the cactus or maguay plant on Govern
ment lands. These persons must es
tablish in the country within two years
a paper and textile mill, in which the
cactus leaf is to be used, and for each
such mill, erected at a cost of not less
than 9150,060, the Government will
give a premium of $30,000. The plant
is said to be so abundant that the in
dustry can be extended almost without
Judge J. B. Foraker, the nominee
of the Ohio Republicans for Governor,
is a graduate of Cornell University, New
Si:::'l" Jilt' s.i.
Tiioro has ,q
i -mMeiiiv ie"i,l,il,ii
faiify for simii tires
and a singh odor,
variety to the ward
es of pi.ihi fan.
!v w:i o
nent -mornr t hc- e.nlumes is ! o u-o of
plain grenadine willi gros grain, op
posed to the rich velvet liglired givrni
dine with satin. When th drts is
colored dark red, copper, hpis blue,
or golden brown it is made of the
smoothest silk gauze of a single shade,
or else changeable with black, draped
over plain gros grain or tafieta silk. If
the dress is black, tire material is the
armure-figured or square-meshed grena
dine, and the silk is plain gros grain or
ottoman repped. Lace is tho trimming
ior aii sucn uresses, diu mis may oe
11 1 ...! .! m..
connnea to tne oasque, in wnicn
i. i i .ii . t w
only three or four yards are required
tor tne full mil on tnesjeeves. neck and
down the front. The ecru embroid
eries that are done on a net founda
tion and resemble lace, are used for
the colored grenadines, while for black
dresses the Frenoh, Spanish and gui
pure laces are chosen. At the best
furnishing houses there are black
grenadines of nice quality made
with the deep-plaited kilt skirt
apron draper', and short basque that
constitute the popular design this sea
son for the simplest wool dresses. The
grenadine kilting is wide plaits, and
may be edged with lace which falls at
the foot upon one or two knife-plait-ings
that are needed to relieve the long
straight effect of the lengthwise plaits.
The upper drapery is not cut out by
any pattern, but is arranged in inexpli
cable folds on the top of. the skirt in
any way most becoming to the wearer.
The lower edges of the grenadine are
most often turned under above a kilt
plaiting, but if it is meant that the
front should be decidedly in apron
shape, it is edged with lace four or five
inches wide; as this lace must not bo
used on the back drapery, only two
yards are needed, and this is put on
in a gathered frill without heading, the
edge of the lace being passed under
the wide hem of the grenadine; one
third extra fullness is all that is added
for lace. Plaited lace is not now used.
The trimming width of laces for basques
is about three inches, while that for
aprons and for flounces on skirts varies
from three to eight inches in widths
when two different widths are used
they should have the same design, and
indeed the same pattern may be had in
three different widths, the third width
being used for frills around the hips,
which are either laid upon the vertuga
din puff, where they will appear just
below the short basque, or else they
are attached to the basque itself under
he slender scallops that are cut along
ts edge. The French laces that imi
tate Cnantilly designs are used for such
dresses in pretty patterns of shaded
roses, rose-buds, palms, and feathers;
the prices of these begin as low as
twenty-five cents a yard in the three
inch widths, and increase up to 9I.0O;
excellent designs are sold for thirty
five or fifty cents a -yard. As we
have said, three yards will trim
a basque, but modistes can also use six
yards for fully trimmed basques, and
six yards are used on very simply trim
med lower skirts. When grenadine is
used for flounces a pretty plan is to
havo each flounce four inches
deep when finished, and add lace two
inches wide; these widths will answer
alike for gathered and plaited flounces;
a hem as wide as the lace gives a pretty
effect to the flounce, while other
flounces have an inch-wide hem, with
two or three tucks, each a third of an
inch wide, above it The Spanish gui
pure laces, with square guipure meshes
and thick Spanish dots and scallops, are
in keeping with the plain iron grena
dines, and there are more costly Spanish
laces with hand-run figures and cords
Independent young women select
some simple stylo that is becoming to
them, and have all their dresses of both
rich and plain fabrics made by one pat
tern. Thus a young lady with slender,
graceful figure has a preference for the
round basque with deep apron over
skirt and narrow short skirt with
flounces, and this, with slight variations
in the trimming of the lower skirt and
the upper drapery, is the design used
for all the dresses of her summer ward
robe. One of these pretty dresses is en
tirely of India foulard of dark blue
ground, with India red circles in it;
this has two or three gathered flounces
on the lower skirt, a hem on the round
apron over-skirt, and the basque has a
shirred front; with this is "a parasol of
the same foulard, and for morning walks
her hat is an English rough straw
walking hat trimmed with blue velvet
and two white pigeons. A second dress
is of ecru pongee with the deep apron
over-skirt covered with Persian em
broidery of red, blue, and olive, in very
small designs. And a third dress has a
skirt of gay figured foulard with scal
loped flounces, while the shirred basque
and overskirt are of plain lemon-colored
foulard with frills of white Orien
tal lace. Another young lady finds the
Jersey waist becoming te her, and seven
of these waists complete the dresses of
her summer outfit. There is a ietted
silk Jersey to wear with black skirts;
one of pale blue wool for a striped wool
dress that shows blue, olive, rose and
cream-color in the stripes; a beaded
scarlet Jersey for white, red, and black
dresses; a brown wool Jersey that forms
the waist to her traveling dress that has
checked wool skirts; an ecru Jersey for
pongee skirts; another of white wool to
wear with blue and white flannel skirts
in the country; and still another of
white silk with crystal beading to wear
with evening dresses. Since the Jersey
has been deprived of its scant look and
improved in shape by American mo
distes, who have added a collar, cuffs,
plaitings at the back, and sometimes a
narrow vest, it has become both a popu
lar and a fashionable garment Those
Jerseys made with sewed seams, form
ing a French back with some plaits in
the middle seam, are preferred for
slender figures, while those wove in the
plain Jersey shape are liked for larger
women. They are made without darts,
and the single-breasted fronts have an
English collar notched like the collar
of a gentleman's morning coat, and
above this is a high standing collar.
Small cuffs are turned back on the
sleeves and hemmed, and there are
curved slits for pockets on each side.
Modistes make a waist like this as a part
of a suit and attach it permanently to
the lower skirt, or else there is a sash
like that of the lower skirt sewed on the
edge of the Jersey; this style is liked
for young ladies and school-girls. Older
ladies have the Jersey represent an out
side basque simply hemmed on the
edges, and finished in the back with a
ribbon bow and loops over the plaiting,
or to make the back bouffant when
there is no plaiting. When the webbing
is not thick it will show the white cor
set cover if tightly drawn over it hence
a cover of aDesia or of thin silk the
color of tho Jersey cloth should be worn
beneath it Harper's Bazar.
A delicious salad is made by boiling
new beats without scraping them.
When they are -tender, drop them in
cold water, remove the skin, slice
them, and put in a salid dish in layers,
with slices. of hard boiled eggs; season
with pepper and salt, a little butter
and vinegar. X. Y. Bast.
It is expected that the journey
from Paris to Constantinople will soon
be made in seventy-five hours. A
through train with forty-two beds now
runs twice a week.
Iv share of the 1
aquas rf Mia
Work for Rainy Days.
Rain- days give the farmers time to
read, or time to do things that they
never would have time to do if it did
not rain. If you have a carriage or any
farming implement that needs painting
or overhauling; then is a good time to
do it. Every year farmers should see
that all farming tools are in propertrim
for use. Do not wait until the time
comes to use the implement, but see
that it is in perfect order before needed.
See that all the nuts are tight on your
implements. If tools need it, paint
them; if they need sharpening, do that.
If you intend to make a fence, or build
injr, a rainv day is a good time to get
out the material. If you need anv farm
implement, such as a garden roller or
any little implement, it is a
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to make it farmers with a little prac
tice and a great deal of patience can
make a great man1 useful things for the
A good way to make a garden roller
is to cut two round pieces out of a two
ineh plank, of the size you want your
roller. Then get a round iron rod, run
it through the center of these round
piece. Next, nail strips two or three
inches wide on the round pieces. Leave
one strip off, get some cement and mix;
fill tho roller with small stones and put
in the cement Then nail on the last
strip. Have the iron rod long enough
to project out on each end of the roller,
and attach the frame to the rod. The
cement will harden, and you will have
an everlasting roller. A large roller
cotild be matte in the same way, only
the frame would have to be made dif
ferent If the carriage needs painting, wash
it" clean. Buy plenty of sand miner
and smooth off the wheels. (Jet off all
the old paint you can, using coarse
sand paper first; then line, and finish
with emery cloth. See that each wheel
is smooth; then do ths body in the
same way, first rubbing it down with
pumice stone. Carriage painters burn
the paint off, but you had better not
attempt it, for vou might spoil it Do
not take all the paint oil, but leave the-!
hrst coat. Buy a can of extra ivory
drop black, one pint of turpentine, one
of boiled linseed soil and one quart of
varnish coach varnish is best Take
any empty can and put in some of the
drop black and enough turpentione to
thin it to the right consistency. Paint
the wheels first, then tho bod and rest
of it. Let it dry, and when dry rub
down with fine pumice stone. Then
put on another coat of paint; after it is
dry rub down once more with powdered
pumice stone, then put on two coats of
varnish. Use fine brushes, and when
painting keep the brush straight, and
do not bear on too hard, or your work
will be streaked.
For the top take drop black and equal
parts of turpentine, boiled oil and var
nish; apply with a brush. It will make
the top look new, and it will last much
longer. This coating will also improve
old harness. For the cushions, if leath
er, get a pint can of ready mixed paint
of such color as desired, and after you
have painted them, and they are dry,
give them a coat of varnish." If they
are cloth, sponge them off with warm
water and soap. If you wish to have a
gold band around the hubs, get a bottle
of prepared gold bronze, and after ap
plying it varnish the whole baud. Car
riages and spring wagons should be
washed often: it makes them wear
longer and look more attractive. AH
nuts should be tightened every six
months, and when you wash a vehicle,
throw plenty of water on it, and give
the dirt a good soaking before com
mencing to use tho sponge. After you
have done this, use the sponge, being
sure that you have a good one. Wipe
dry with a chamois.
On rainy days you can also post up
your books, if you keep any. Every
farmer should keep books, and know
just how much he is making on the
farm, or whether he is losing money.
Very few farmers can tell how much
they are making. A simple contrivance
for shutting gates is made by arrang
ing a couple of pulleys, with a small
rope attached to the gate, running over
the pulleys; then a weight will shut the
gate. Oil the spindle to make the pul
ley turn easily. On rainy days help
your children make windmills, bows
and arrows, or kites. Give your chil
dren all such things, and when older
they will not care for them, butformore
useful things, and will love you more
for the little kindness you show them
when young. Cor. Country Gentleman.
The Secret of Raisins; Turkeys.
A recent number of the Lancaster
Farmer says: One of our most success
ful breeders remarks upon this point:
One great secret of raising turkeys is to
take care, and take care all summer;
and even then you can not raiso them,
for sometimes they will not lay, or thev
will not hatch, or something will befall
them. Sometimes we raise turkeys
without much care, when the season is
especially favorable, but generally the
measure of care is tho measure of suc
cess. A boy ten or twelve years old,
with a little direction from his father,
can easily take care of 200 turkeys, and
he can not earn so much money on the
farm in any other way. It is an old
maxim that if a thing is worth doing it
is worth doing well. Some may think
this constant care is too much trouble
to raise turkeys. This is a free coun
try, and you can omit any part (or the
whole) of these suggestions. If you
know a better course, by all means
pursue it. This painstaking has made
turkey-raising about as sure as any oth
er branch of farm industry. I have
usually kept from eight to ten tnrkeys
for breeders, and haye raised from
ninety-nine to one hundred Jn a sum
mer. In 1860 I sold my turlceys for 27
cents a pound; they amounted to
$280.40. In 1869 I sold for 25 to 27
cents per pound; gross amount of sales,
$386.14. That year I kept an account of
expenses and calculated the net profit
at $213.58. In 1870 I sold for 25 cents
a pound; amount of sales, $311.32. In
1871 1 sold for 18 cents a pound; gross
amount of sales, $286.13. I would
rather raise turkeys and sell at 15 cents
a pound than to raise pork and sell at
10 cents a pound. Perhaps in fat
tening pork you can save the manure
better, but the turkey droppings, if
fathered and saved every week and
ept dry, are worth half as much as
guano, and are certainly worth a cent
The turkey crop is steadily increasing
in value, not more by the increased
number of farmers who make this a
specialty in their poultry-raising than
by the increased attention and skill of
those who have long been in the busi
ness. Care in selecting stock for breed
ing brings ample rewards. The pros
pect was never better than now for the
extension of the business among the
farmers who have a good range and
good markets. . The average size of
turkeys in the districts where the busi
ness is made a specialty is steadily in
creasing, and we look" for still further
At Austin, Tex., in excavating in
tao Colora'do River for the water-works,
the workmen brought up a spur of curi
ous workmanship and of evident Span
ish origin. From 'the description of a
fine spur said to have been lost by Gen.
Bustamente in tke river when he was
retreating before Santa Anna, many be
lieve this to be the same spur. And, near
the same spot was unearthed the frame
work of a clock. It is of metal, and,
though oxidation has marred its luster,
of coarse, traces of a high polish can
sfill be seen on it, and practicles of rich
and valuable pearls, with which it was
awarlaid, are still visible. Chicago
HOME AND FARM.
If a person has been bitten by a
mad dog, tie a cord tightly about the
wound, apply warm water to encour
age bleeding, suck the wound and ap
ply caustics" X. Y. Times.
In the Ohio Farmer a correspond
ent recommends growing potatoes
under a covering of straw, put on
about the time the tops are coming
through. The covering keeps the
ground moist in a dry time. The
straw was put on in some insta aces to
a depth of ten to twelve inches.
Corn Bread: Two two cups of In
dian meal allow one cup of white flour,
two tablespoonfuls of white sugar, two
and a half cups of buttermilk, one tea
spoonful of soda, one of salt, one table
spoonful and a half of melted butter;
steam for two hours in a well buttered
tin, and dry off in the oven. Exchange.
The Rural Xew Yorker says toma
toes raised in poorish light soil will
ripen ten days earlier than those raised
in rich soil" We know this from the
actual test during the past season. If
large, showy tomatoes are wanted, re
gardless of flavor or time of ripening,
then the rich soil and the rank growth
are needed. Cutting off all but one or
two fruits of the clusters while they are
small and green will also cause those
remaining to grow to a larger size.
Says a ladv writing to the Country
Gentleman: Few housekeepers prop
erly estimate the value of providing
covers for pillows in common use,
thinking if the case are changed oach
week the pillows are properly pro
tected This is a real mistake, is any
one can seo by putting a white cover
underneath the case and noticing how
soon it becomes soiled. Old pillow
cases can be -used, by tearing off the
buttons and putting buttonholes in tho
Poached Eggs and Toast:
some boiling water into a fryin
then break tne egg into a saucer very
carefully, and slide it off into the hot
water. Tho water must not be boiling
hard, or the eggs would fly in piecas.
The water must be boiling hot to begin
with, but afterwards merely simmer
until the white is cooked so that no
limpid part remains; then the yolk will
be Mitliciently doue. Toast and butter
some evenly-cut slices of bread, and
lay them on a plate; then with a skim
mer carefully lift out the eggs, and
place one on each piece of toast
Boston Post. '
E. P. Howell, for many years
known as an extensive and successful
fruit-grower, says that the experience
of every grower of fruit for market is
that the most important matter in begin
ning as a pomologist is to plant a very
few varieties. Not less than four-fifths
of our good fruits are unprofitable.
They will serve the purpose of the ama-
teur, whose main object is to supply hi?
table with a succession of good fruit;
but thev will not pay the gardener. An
orchard with a large number of varie
ties demands incessant work and con
stant anxiety. Chicago Tribune.
Dyspeptics and the Drug-Store.
But nine out of ten dyspeptics resor
to the drug-store. They get a bottle o)
"tonic bitters." They "try Dr. Quack'.
"Dyspepsia Elixir." They try a "blue
pill" in the hope of rousing Nature, a
it were, to a sense of her broper dutv.
Now, what such "tonics" can really
do for them is this; they goad the sys
tem into the transient and: abnormal ac
tivity incident to the necessity of ex
pelling a virulent poison. With the ac
complishment of that purpose the ex
ertion ceases, and the ensuing exhaus
tion is worse than the first by just as
much as the poison-fever has robbed thf
system of a larger or smaller share o.
its little remaining strength. The stim
ulant has wasted the organic energy
which it seemed to revive. "But,'
says the invalid, "if a repetition of thf
dose can relieve the second reaction,
would the result not be preferable tc
the languor of the unstimulated system:
Wouldn't it be the be.-t plan to "let nif
support niy strength by sticking to my
Yes, it would be very convenient, es
pecially in times of scarcity, if a starv
ing horse could be supported by the
daily application of a patent spur. Il
would save both oats and oaths. Even
a fastidious nag could not Itelp acknowl
edging tho pungency of the goad. Bu
it so happens that spur-fed horses are
somewhat short-lived, though at first
the diet certainly seems to act like r
charm. For a day or two the dru
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stimulates tne activity 01 tne digestive
organs as well as of" the mentalfacul
ties, but the subsequent prostration is
so intolerable that the patient soon
chooses the alternative of another poison-fever.
Before long the pleasant
phase of the febrile process becomes
shorter and the reaction more severe;
the jaded system is less able to respond
to the goad, and, in order to make up
for the difference, the dose of the stimu
lant has to be steadily increased. Ths
invalid becomes a bondsman to the drug
store, and hugs the chain -that drags
him down to the slavery of a confirmed
Circumstances may differ. A dyspep
tic who intends to make his own quietus
within a month or two, and in the
meanwhile has a certain amount of
work to finish, would be justified in
stimulating his working capacities br
all means, in order to improve to the
utmost whatever chances of mundane
activity may remain to him. But he
who intends to sta has to make up his
mind that recovery can not be hoped
for till he has not only discontinued his
drug, but expiated the burden of sin
which the stimulant outrage has added
to the cause of the disease. Nature has
to overcome the effects both of malnu
trition and of malpractice. Tho drug
has complicated the disease. Dr. Felix
L. Oswald, in Popular Science Montlily.
A Dull Pawnbroker.
The other day a Detroit pawnbroker
received a call from a young man with
the tan and freckles of the country on
his face and nose, and an old-fashioned
bulls-eye watch in his hand which he
desired to pawn.
"Vhere you lif?" asked the broker.
"Oh, out here a few miles!"
"Vhere you got dot vhatch?"
"It used to be dad's, but he gave it to
Tliebroker looked him all over with
suspicious glance, and asked and re
ceived his name, and then added:
"Vhy you vhants to pawn dot
"Well, I needed a little money."
"Dot looks suspicious to me, und I
guess I call der bolcece.
"Suspicious! Police!" repeated the
young man. "Say, mister, if you don't
know the difference between a thief
selling his plunder and a young man in
town with his gal, and that eal wanting
peanuts and candy and sody water and
street car rides until she's cleaned him
out of his last cent, you'd better go
and start a sheep ranch."
"Oli, dot vhas it eh? Vhell, I gif
vou tree dollar. Dot makes It all ash
hlain as der face on my nose, und I
hope you baf some goot times. Here
two und one makes tree." Detroit
They have found a breech-loading
cannon under the citadel at Aleppo,
where it must have been buried two
hundred and fifty years. Its mechan
ism is almost precisely like those in
vented in these late yeara. Perhaps
somebody will sometimes find a tele-
Ebone loaded with helloas buried deeply
elow the surface somewhere; for every
day some evidence is brought to prort
ihit there is nothing new under the
tuu i&TPt? Post.
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