The Taylor County News. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 38, Ed. 1 Friday, November 30, 1888 Page: 6 of 8
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FOREIGN GOSSIP. land lucky gumber getting en
On the spot where Louis H. of Ba-
raria is suppo3oi to havo sat with his
physician Dr. Guddea just before tak-
ing the fatal leap into the Starnbcrger
Lake a column is erected bearing a
On public occasions the Governors
si the British provinces in Australia
till appear in military uniform; yet not
one of them is a professional soldier.
This looks funny even to a practiced
oye and the people of this country
think it ridiculous.
A telephone has oeen fitted up be-
tween the Hospice on the Great St
Bernard and the valley below and the
monks are now informed when travel-
cm start to ascend the pass. If they
do not appear within a proper time
servants are sent to meet them.
The gypsies claim to have descend-
ed from the ancient royalty of Egypt.
An old gypsy named Rafael has asked
the Emperor of Austria to invest him
with the dignity of King of the gypsies
because he can prove his direct descent
from King Pharaoh.
A Spanish General of Barcelona
has bequeathed a million francs to
found a refuge for the orphan daugh-
ters of poor officers a proviso being
that eaeh must be beautiful in face and
form "because the more lovely a wom-
an is the more she i exposed to dan-
ger in this world."
Bismarck's sleeping room in his
country wat at Friederichsruhe is very
simply furnished. The bed and chairs
are- of pine and entirely unadorned
and there is nothing about them be-
yond their unusual size to distinguish
them from the bod and chairs found
in the homes of the humblest German
--The most important source of in-
come f "the city of Paris is the octroi
or ;dutis on comestibles wine etc
which amounted during the fiscal year
ended to 137.000. Qw francs. The city
derived nearly 19. "00 francs from
the gas works. 12.0000!J francs from
the city water works 8oOOooO francs
from the market iialls and S.O'JU.OOO
franc from public conveyances.
An extraordinary will was recently
admitted to probate- in IVth. in which
thet t:itor. a physician named Gold-
berger de Buda le:t his fortune about
a quarter of :i million of florins to ac-
cumulate for the -iietit of posterity
until h the operation of compound in-teixi-t.
it fhall te sufficient to relieve
destitution universally. And accord-J
ing to a calculation made by the testa-
tor his wishes may oe earrieVUt when
the capital shall amount to (hersum of
two hundred and nine millions of flor-
ins. From October 1 1H78 to March 31
1S-S7 12.500 neglected children were
takon charge of by the government in
Prussia and placed in houses of refuge
or with private families. During the
period 1.G00 were discharged and 235
lied and the number was further. re-
duced in various ways by 154 so that
at the end of the time the government
had under its care 10461 persons. The
total expenses incurred was 7600000
marks .nearly one-half being by the
National Government the remainder
by the municipalities.
The Prince of Wales became much
enamored of the magnificent mustache'
worn by the coachmen of Hungary-
One man in particular roused the ad-
miration of His Royal Highness by the
fierceness and grace of his hirsute
adornment. On reaching Marlbor-
ough Houso the jehu saw that the
coachmen footmen and in fact all
the servants wore faces devoid of hair.
He at once sought a barber and had his
face shaved clean. When tlie Prince
saw him again he was horrified. "I
engaged you for your musUicjhe and for
nothing else" said His Highness. That
evening the Hungarian set out for his
WITS OF THE PAST.
"Famous KiiKllsuiurii Who Said Some Very
Minrp and 1'at -Things.
The late Mr. Alexander the emi-
nent architect. wa under cross-examination
at Maidstone by Sergeant
afterward Baron. Garrow who wished
to detract from the weight Of his tes-
timony and. after asking him what
was hi- name "proceeded "You are a
builder. I tteli.ve?" 4Xo. sir. I am
not a builder: i am an architect."
"They are much the same I suppose?"
b.-:r your pardonj sir; I can not
admit t ::; i consider them to be to-
tally different." "O. indeed! per-
haps you will . slate wheaein
thi- cieat .difference exists?" ""An
arehiteei ir." replied Mr. i Alexan-
der "conceives th- design 'prepares
the plan draws out the specifications.
in -iiort. supplies the mind; the
builder i merely the bricklayer or the
earpnir. The builder in fact is the
machine: the architect the ppwer that
puts the machine together and sets it
going" -l). very well. Mr. Architect
that will do. And now after your very
ingenious distinction without a differ-
ence jterhaps you cua inform the court
who was the architect of the lower of
Babel:" The reply for promptness
and w it is not to be rivaled in the
whole history of rejoinder: "There was
no architect sir. and hence j the con-
tusion." One evening at Carlton House the
Prince Regent observed the author of
"lli' Heir-at-Law." "Why Colman
you aiv older than I ran.' George re-
plied: -Oh. no. sir: 1 could not have
taken the liberty of coming into the
wJiid before your Kyal Highness."
When a subscription was proposed
for Fox and sme one was observing
that it. would require s-ome delicacyand
wondering how Fox would take it. Sel-
wyn said: "Take it? Why quarterly
te be stjre.""
To ail letters joliiiung hi subserii-
tiou to any thing. Lrdkine has a regu-
lar form of reply viz.: "iir. I feel
much honored by your application to
roe and 1 beg to subcribe" here the
reader had to turnover the leaf 'my-
self 3"our very obedient cervant" etc.
w "My Lor" said Dr. Parr to Erskine
whose eoifVersatioa had delighted him
"should you die first I mean to write
yonr epitaph." "Dr. Parr" was the
reply "it is a temptation ID commit
'One of Cumin's friends a notorious
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with him gradually
lost his temper ajnd at last sat
"No man. si:
trine with rao with impunity." uurran
. ... t a a. --.
corrected him by sayings 'Play with
you you mean." ' j
An old lady residing In one Of the
charming villas juear ToUrs'bs jrving
that her watch had stopped to' d her
maid to see what o'clock It was m the
sun-rdial in the garden. .In a for min-
utes Mile. Nicole returned; quite out
of breath and carrying . something
heavy in her apron. "Mi foi
madame" said she "I can't make out
what it says sp I have brought it here
that madamo may look at it herself."
Bushe. the Irish Chief Baron made
this impromptu verse upon two agita-
tors who refused to fight duels one on
account of his affection jfor his wifo
and the other because of i his love for
his daughter: j
Two heroes of Erin abboreni of slaughter.
Improved oq the Hebrew command:
One honored his wife and the other his daughter
That ht5 days might be long In the land.
Dr. Crolv said verv smart thinirn
and with surprising readiness. At his
table one day when one bf the guests
inquired the name of a pyramidal dish
of barley-sugar some one! replied: "A
pyramid a- Macedoine
"To give a
use?" rejoined the other
Philip to -he appetite.
At the reaking up of
y said he was
party one of the compar
"drop1 in at Lady Blessing-
jreupon a young gentleman.
itrangor to the
said: "O then
you can take
you; I want v
srv mucn to
and you can introduce me."
other was standing aghast
at the impudence of the
something about being but
Sydney Smith observed:
g friend; you can do it easily
enough by introducing
him. in a ca-
y desirable at tins close sea
son of the year say you
with you the cool of the evening."
London Society Times.
Tup Importance of Instlllmtr Into Tholr
HtHirtt Itlj;ltl .Motive for Action
While we are making beautiful orna
ments for our rooms an lovely pict
ures to ban"- on our wnl
the hearts and eyes of
ing also to
and mends arc we trv
adorn the lives of our children by in-
stilling into their hearts and. minds
right principles and motives for ac-
tion? Let us remember that memory's
hall is a spacious chamber capable of
containing many pietur6s and that
the scones being enacted daily and
yearly before our children's eyes and
in which they are takijng part are
forming pictures; and unlike those on
our walls they are to remain there
life. If they : re nob pleas -
thev can not be exchanged or
effaced; so don't you see h nv im
portant it is that we aro very careful
in their formation? Ho
w much bet-
ter it will bo in after yea rs wh
grow up to be able to ca.l up iotures
of green meadows murmuring
lets the delightful wools fill
harmless and beautiful creatures and
migrant wild flowers thitn to remem
ber these places only is they were
represented to their youthful minds as
the lurking place of som jthing
ful: toads worma "bugs
ind as I have
heard children sav "wildcats
as a cow."
Let us trv and tench our children to
be happy and enjoy th ;ir
while it lasts. Sympnth iV.o wixh them
and try to call out all the good and
beautiful in their naturos by
their attention to some of
of wonderful and lovel
around them. Tell them
the th atisnnds
obj ets all
of the buttcr-
fly and the changes thrc
ugh which it
must pass before it becomes trie gor
geous creature sailing ariong the flow
ers and of the nests of
the ijobin or
brown thrush with their
eggs or young birds to I
e sought for.
looked at and admired bi
Teach them the names of
all t lie trees
and plants and the diffe
:ent Kinus oi
birds in their vicinity w
of their habits and th
y wjill stMn
learn to love the study o
their mind and hands wi
.1 W occupied
Tlure's lwaut.v all around u. if but our watch
Can trace It 'm d f.itn:lir thiiijjs and through
their lowly jru;e.
Juurs nt Home.
A SURGICAL M
Wlii'ii I'rounly Apnlii'd
science h;in. ben made
miliau Klein a Herman
goon. Tlie jiartii'iilars ;
v Ur. Alaxt-
ire given oy
the professional journal dfanoraitien
A man accidentally ct
t off his left
great toe in the middU of the first
joint. Hie severed pi
ce reinamcu i
hanging to the foot but t
skin was scarcely thicker than a
thj-ead. Dr. Klein sewc
1 on the frag- ;
ment. dressed it with h
doform and I
had the satisfaction i
days of nading the wound healed and
the toe perfectly sound and flexible.
Encouraged by the une peeted result
in this case. Dr. Kloin wn s induced to
apply the same treatment again.
A recruit in order to disable
himself and so e-cape iijora military
service deliberately cut ow his fore-linger
with an axe at the Lecond joint-
The linger end was lost. :.nd t ould not
be found until half a i h mr had
elapsed. It was then cold a id blue. !
Nevertheless lr. Klein s wed it to the. J
tump and applied a bam age of iodo-
form gauze. A- early a the second
day it was evident that ci cub .tion4ad
been partially re-establisl led jthrougn-
out the finger and in six weeks tho'
man liad not only left iosj ital. but
was doing tho very rifle d rill vhich he j
had hoped to shirk. The fii ger was ;
in fact as serviceable as it aad evei j
been. These stories road alinost like j
extracts from the exploits Of Baron j
Munchhausen. That they are chroni j
cled in Zlcmorabilien is however evi-
dence of their truth. English surgeon
will not bo so unwilling toi credit then:
as they would have been in Ithe day
before the discovery of tl e luarveloui
properties of iodoform. -i-Si Janus
Business TVba Ooaa tr tke
Twonty-Five Yean Ago.
"It was in July 1863" said Francis
Etheridge of Sprague Warner &Co.
"that I first went on the road as a com-
mercial traveler. That was twenty-
five years Ego. There have been many
changes in the way the business is
done for instance nobody in those
days ever thought of carrying twelve
pounds of samples. Practically we
carried no samples at alL Wo would
go to a customer and talk business
over with him and he would tell us
how much sugar he wanted and at
what price; or what coffee ho wanted;
or the number of kegs of nails. Then
too in those times we only made two
trips in the year. Nowadays com-
petition has changed all of that. A
man must take with him at least
seventy pounds of samples. The pur-
chaser wants to see exactly what is tho
quality of tho goods he is buying with
his own eyes. Tho salesman must be
able to show him there in his store
just what ho is selling and why it is
better and cheaper than the buyer
can elsewhere get. Instead of twice
a year tho purchaser must now be
visited twico a month. The explana-
tion of all this is that the retail dealer
has been forced by competition to
learn how to buy and sell more choap-
ly. You can understand this better
perhaps when I tell you that when I
first went on the road practically every
body I sold to took four and six
months' time to pay; now more than
half the goods wo sell aro to pur-
chasers who take thdir discount for
cash. Tho work is certainly very
much harder now than it was a quartor
of a century ago; competition ha3dono
that a man how must work not ten
hours but all of his time if he wants
How do salaries comuare In 1863
"The average is much highorlnow
than it was then. Qt course I spoak
only for the wholesale trade in gro-
ceries and in our trade I boliovc that
fully one-half the men on tho road get
4000 a year and more. Of courso
this figure includes expensos "
"At what do you estimate tho aver-
"At least $1500 a year. Now in
1863.' it was a rattling good man who
got $1000 a year and expenses. Sal-
aries all around are much more thmi
twico as good now ;is they wore then.
But you must remember that in the '60s
wo were all working in the dark; no-
body know what he ought to pay or
what ho was earning. Now with our
elaborate system of reports and rec-
ords we know to tho fraction of a cant
just how much profit has been made
Mpon each bill of goods and just how
much the salesman has earned in sell-
injg them. Salaries aro adjusted for
each year upon the basis of a man's
previous proved value to us."
"Do not many of tho men work on a
"Yes a great many do. I consider
it the bettor way and if I were going
out on the road again I would much
prefer percentage to salary."
"What aro tho largest salaries paid
to traveling men in Chicago Mr.
"I don't beliovo there is any body
getting more than $10000 a year and
very very few aro getting that. I be-
lieve there are flvo traveling men in
the Chicago .grocery trade who arc
getting from $8000 to $10000 a year.
Perhaps 100 men or more receive $5000
a year and ovor. The average though
is about $4000 of course I am speak-
ing of good msi."
"Is work hard to got for a good
"No. Sometimes a man who is not
known in Chicago may have to wait as
long as a month before ho finals an
opening but a good salesman is" about
as independent as they make them."
"There aro some houses who do not
send out travelers are there not?"
"Yes. I do not think that they make
any thing by it however for tho
houses which do send men out make
thousnnds-wlrero tho others make hun-
dreds. Besides that they send out
collectors.' who carry samples and the
diftVrenco between those and the com-
mercial travelers is not always visible
to the naked oye." Chicago Xitr.
IVlieroTnotlnomeOjMr-rH Cruxv to an Im-
. One of the most remarkable oyster-
growing regions in this country is
Chineoteague Sound. This is a shal-
low body of water eight or ten miles
long lying between Chineoteague
island and tho main land. Chineo-
teague lies off tho Coast of Accommack
County. Va. just south of the Mary-
land line. Accommack is one of
the two eastern shore" counties
of Virginia that is it lies be-
tween Chesapeake Pay and tho
Atlantic Ocean and is tacked on as a
tail to the Delaware and Maryland
peninsula. Chineoteague Islaud Is
reached by a tiny steamboat of light
draught cutting its way through the
loveliest of green water and running
over a tall slender oyster pole about
every fifty yards. These polos murk
the boundaries of tho oyster beds.
The beds cover hundreds of acres and
the poles are so thick that they -look
like tho tops of a dead and half-submerged
orchard. lioro and there a
pole still retains its green loaves.
The Chineoteague oysters are prob-
ably the biggest in the country. It is
difficult to swallow a raw one whole
and when fried in cracker dust or
bread crumbs they look liko elongated
buns Tho Chineoteague oysters aro
not natives of tho sound but were
brought whuit young from various
creeks on the western shore of Vir-
ginia and planted on pi'ivato beds.
Tim waters- all about Chineoteague
island abound in oysters though few
of thonr approach the sound oysters in
size. Probably a hundred oyster boats
harbor at Chineoteague every night in
the active oyster season. These boats
are of various sizes from the tiny
canoe run by one man to the big "bug-
eye" on which a dozen men are em-
ployed. Only tho lightest draught vessels can
run in the waters of Chineoteague so
every thing there is provided with a
center board. Nothing livelier than j
the scenes about Chineoteague when
the oystennen are inM can well bo
imagined. The island has a population
of about two thousand and there is
scarcely a man woman or child there
who does not know how to handle a
boat. Agriculture is little practiced
on the island and the w lole popula-
tion earns It living by gunning and
fishing or by attending to! the wants of
those who do gun and fish.
Another important oyster port is
Cambridge Md. on an arm of the
Chesapeake. There are plenty of oys-
ters within five miles of the town and
as the law forbids oyster catching aft-
er sunset the little bank is crowded
every night with oyster boats. Just
before dusk they begin to come in and
they come so thick and fast that there
seems to be a veritable snow-storm of
Far down Delaware Bay tho oyster-
men gather by the hundred. At night
they seek shelter in some lonely little
harbor far from any village. It is
any thing but dull however for there
aro sure to be three or four fiddlers in
tho fleet. Good liquor is abundant
and with galley fires aglow pipo4
galiht every thing tight alow and
aloft and tho violins a screaming the ;
oystorman knows how to make a night 1
of it. S. Y. Telegraph.
A Sportsman Who Examined Them Tells
How They Aro Constructed. j
Through some parts of the Stato io!
Connecticut it would be hard to pick
out a clover field of any size that did
not have a woodchuck burrow in some
part of it Sometimes they choose a
site somewhere under tho stone wall
which surrounds the field or if there
is n large rock as is often the case
anywhere about th'e middle of the
field the animal will burrow under
this as a very choice location. Finally
tho roots of an old apple tree or othet
tree arc often chosen for its strong
hold the burrow being dug down
among them the owner seeming to
possess a realizing sense that no one
would over dream of attempting to
dislodge him from such quarters. As
is the case with the excavations made
for their habitations by most fyssorial
mammals tho burrow of a woodchuck
at first descends obliquely into the
earth thon passes nearly horizontally
for several feet rises moderately for
tho last half of its length to terminate
in quite a spacious and round chamber
which constitutes the "living room'' oi
the entire family. In it the female
brings forth her litter and the young
reraaih there until they pair off and
dig their own homes elsewhere.
Such a burrow may bo at least thirty
feet in length so long that one never
thinks of- digging a woodchuck out
but I have seen farmers bring up twe
or throe barrels of water on a cart and
drown tho occupant of this subter-
ranean establishment on a short notice
and rejoico most heartily if the paii
and perhaps seven or eight quarter-
grown young aro caught in at the same
time very often I have captured
them in steel traps sot at tho mouth of
the burrows taking the precaution to
sprinkle it carefully over with fine
dirt. One old woodchuck I remem-
ber constructed his burrow almost in
the center of a twenty-acre clovor lot
and overy attempt to capture him in
any kind of a trap utterly failed. It was
the rarest thing in the world! to ever
catch him standing up at the entrance
of his burrow during tho day ibut fre
qucntly wo would see him just head
and shoulders out of it. It seems to
me I must hM'c fired thirty or forty
times at him under such circumstances
from the outer side of the stone wall
which surrounded the field -and that
too with a heavy old-fashioned muzzle-loading
Kentucky rifle which at
sovonty-five to one hundred yards was
good nearly every time for all small
game. Hut here every shot failed; a
cloud of dust would pull up at tho very
entrance of the burrow each time and
I would confidently walk over to pick
him out but no. next day n't noon he i
was there again looking out as smil-
ing as ever. Ho was captuijed finally
by my cruelly tying a Colt's revolver
to a stout stuko driven down within a
few feet of the burrow and training the
aim down the entrance and then tying
a long string to the trigger. 1 waked
Khind tho wall till he again showed
himM'lf. when the success of the devico
sealed life doom. Forest and Stream.
Visdom of the-Crow.
Tho crow is nobody's fool. "Live
and learn" is his motto: and ho does
both but oa$cially tho former in a I
way to exeite the admiration of all dis-
interested observers. In the long :
struggle between human ingenuity and '
corvine sagacity it is doubtful which
has thus far obtained the upper hand.
Nor have I ever quite con vincod myself
which of tho contestants has the better
case. "The crow is a thief." the plant- j
er declares; "he should confine him-
self to a wild diet or else sow his own
garden." ' "Yes yes" Corvus makes
reply; "but if I steal your corn you :
first stole my land.' Unlike his cousin j
the raven who along with tho Indian ;
has retreated before the pale-face the .
crow is no ultra-conservative. Civili-
zation and modern ideas are not in the
least distasteful to him. Ho has an .
unfeigned respect for agriculture and i
in fact mav be said himsoft to have set !
up as . gontleman farmer letting out
his land on shares and seldom failing !
to get his full half of the crop;
and like the shrewd manager that he
is ho insures himself against drought j
and other mischances by lading his j
moiety early in the season. Atlantic.
Green Tomato Preserves: Slice or
chop the fruit and simmer for a long
time with ginger root or lemon to
flavor. Add seven pounds of sugar to
nine of fruit and cook for at least half
;in hour longer. Great care must bo
taken to avoid burning.
In preparing for tho winter com-
fort of tho chicken family it will be
woll for the farmers and others to bear
in mind that eggs will be worth a high
price during the holidays- and that the
fall pullets will lay them if they aro
i housed warmly and fed well.'
A TROUBLESOME El.
I kaow a&tixnty little tit
W&o Qtrrer eaa fcehatc JilEaaeu;
He teats Ma draia vfcea gra&dsia's es?
Is soddlBg far a cost asp !
And leaves fete ball epca tie flkfcr
For Usde Jasaes to etasifela o'fer.
"Twaa fee ao tried to scratch ala suuaa
Upon a p&iated pietara-fnae;
Twas fee vfeo lett tfed gtt? uatted.
Wblcfe brlHiSle cow pe&feed opea wtoa;
Twas fee n$o alhfcSed Lscy'a 3
Uhe took tasfe pales to sals and baStj;
And tboBgfe we blamed tba trtfey sdoa
"Twaa fee wfeo cracked its Sated. Ice.
This little elf npset tfes milk;
He tangled aanty'a broldsrj tltk;
Be treat to Mhool with sanddy shoea.
Though credits very sore to loe.
Agalnat fela taaiaafS'a gentle wiife
He took tfee sugar from the dub:
He lost his pec and spilled the iak;
Tfela elf we call "I didn't think."
Oar house frcald be a nicer place
If fee would never show bis face;
We bope and hope some sunny day
The naughty elf will run away
For oft be makes our spirits sink
This troublesomo "I didn't think."
Zlargcrtl E. Sanatter in Yfiuth't CoaxyaniSn.
The Many Opportunities Children Hare
for Doing Good by Kindly Aels ad
Did you. over think dear children
what little things make up the whole
sum of life? and how often we might
by a kind word or deed make some
one around us very happy whose way
may be rough and dreary. by show-
ing that wo feel for them in their
troubles whon wo can be a real com-
fort to them. It is noble and right
j yu know to do al1 the good wo can.
Wo may not be grent or rich but we
may put on record in the great book
of remembrance" which our Father
keeps up in Heaven 'little words of
kindness little .deeds of lovo." mites
of service which to you may seem
. very trifling though often great in His
! sight because He sjees the motive and
ah ays knows when they are done for
" love of Him. God delights in these
very littles. Thon isn't this best to
' try for? What is the use of being in
! tho world if wo can not do something
for some body? Supposo we should
make up our minds to say some kind
thing to only one' person a day. In a
' year we shall have made three hun-
dred and sixty-live persons happy and
all Avithout any cost or labor except
tho simple moving of our lipss
And if we do speak let It bo done
gently as well as to say tho right
j words. Many a person owes his suc-
! cess In lifo to kiud. gontle loving
' words. A great deal more can bo
done than you
think by a word "fitly
Don't forgot this dear young roar-
ers for you can all even tho youngest
do as much as any body in this way
and if God makes use Himself of such
little things in this world as Ho does to
bring about marvelous results overy
child of His can do something for Him
too howovor small they may be. though
they often think they aro not able.
Ask Him and Ho will help to make
you a littlo servant of His a little
missionary in His service. Lot me tell
yu a truo slfy abf ?at' an"? may
l U1u WMW 1UUU3 " w"u "J l"
One day a young boy whom wo will
call Tom Allen was very wickedly
! troubling a pet kitten of his sistors
who though smaller than he was
standing by with tears filling her eyes
in her anxiety for "Miggs" "her play-
mate as she was called. When she wont
i up quietly ana put ner nanu on nis
I shoulder and said: 'Did you know
Tommy that that was God s kitton?
He made it."
Think of it! Just those few simple
words of the child were not lost. Thoy
did much good and yet how littlo sho
know about it.
But how did these words of Grace's
work? Let us see. In tho first place.
Tommy at onco left off tormenting the
kitten but ho could not loavo oft think-
about what his sister had satu
God's kitton!. God's creature for Ho
i mnrln it! "I novor thoucrht of that
boforc. ho SJlid to himself.
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his schoolmates who was cruelly beat-
ing a half-starved dog. Tommy before
he even knew what ho was doing ran
up to him and repeated tho very words
his sistor had used: "Don't do that
Jnfcc. It's God's creature. Didii't you
The bov triod to make some excuse
by SIVYing that he had stolen his lunch
; thnt he was cmTyin? to school:
(Tommy satisfied him by promising
that he would give him a part of his
own and so thoy trudged off to school
aad forgot all about the dog.
Now don't you see that not only
Grade's words but Tommy's were do-
ing good? And a great deal more good
was to follow them for just as Tommy
was saying the words "It's God's
creature" two persons were passing by
and caught them. One was a young
man in a prosperous down-town store
the other a ragged miserable creature
who had got into tho way of drinking
and had just been dismissed by his em-
ployer on accaunt of it and was on his
wav home in a very despairing condi
tion of mind.
God's creature!" he said to himsolf.
It seemed to be a new thought. "If
that dog is 'God's creature then I'm
God's creature too and He'll help me
if nobody else will I know."
Just thon ho had reached the place
whore so many of his bitterest hours
had been passed and tho old habit
almost made him go in. but the new
thought now strong in his mind came
to his rescuo as he said to himself:
"Ko I'm God's creature; I wont go in
anv more" and sure enough on he
went to his home a great deal better
contented don't you think?
Ho had not boon to his home sober
for many months and you may be
sure that his poor wife was astonished
enough and still more so- whon he
told her the storv how ho had lost his
situation and was a ruined man but
by God's help ho never meant to drink
any more and why?
Just as he had got through tolling
her what was to her a joyful tale
there came a knock at "the door and
who should it be but the young man of
whom wo havo spoken. Tommy's
words did a good work in his 'heart
This is one of God's ereaturov1 lie
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low him Borne wwt f tr Ids wer&
which ye ay s5 ws fkwU re-
ceived aad fmsMiilly ta mi. & 4
this kindly Jolp t foe? Mlow ?
cs-ae am feoaeefc. ic&agtno-S sad
Thus the sixapW worOa ot & Iltik
child were the Biases of dole? svwfe &
vast uaaount of good.
Don't forge if do? cMl&ea ad b
encouraged to try fcsd isake your-
selves always uselui. ros--byiB&
what great use God makes Himself o!
small things and o! how much mort
accouat we sro ia His bleeeod sight
than any thlag else that He has rc&ci
la all the world; sad be sure
Tfeat every cfelW altEsoagli so small.
t seat from Heaves afeore
T fill aplsce si oaod teigse3.
By prorl Jesce sad love I j
A cup of cold water even the Wid-
ow's mite a pleasant look a kind word
given to the very least of His servants
if done for our Father ia Heaven "are
very great things in His dear sightand
will be sure to bring a rich harvest ol
blessing.1 Then willingly :
Do ty little! God ha? made .
Mlllio- leaves for forest shade.
" Smallest stars thejr glory bring
God emploveta every thinjr.
Aad thy recompease trill be
To bear what Jesus aajs of thee
Ecbood tbrcughoot eternity
Thy littles vrera all doae for mc
Mrs. G. Hall in IV. I Observer.
A Kame That TVU1 Stick te Foor Jim
Long- aa He Uvea.
My West Indian host and I were" just
driving off to his plantation on the
north side of Barbadoes and little Jim
Crow one of his negro boys was
dancing along besides us snapping his
fingers and grinning from ear to ear
when a sudden shout was heard taken
up instantly by a dozen shrill voices:
"Sweet TJoy! Sweet Boy1.'1
In a moment Jim's laughing face
changed to tho look of a demon and
with a scream of rage ho rushed after
his tormentors who redoubled their
cries till tho whole street roeounded.
"Poor Jim!" chuckled Mr. A-r ;
"he will nevor get rid of that name if
lie lives to a hundrod; and it may well
stick to him considering how he got it.
"About a year ago we began to make
a very rich Jcind of molasses on one
of my estates by a new process and
whon tho first lot was ready and I saw
that it had turned out well I thought
I might just as woll send a small keg
of it to a friend of mine hero in the
town and poor Jim was the unlucky
fellow whom I picked out for the job.
"Down went Jim to the town keg
and iWU and got along all right till he
was half-way up the main street and
not five minutes1 walk from the house
for wich he was bound. The moment
the boys saw the molasses keg they
came swarming round him like fliea
upon sugar bogging and praying him
to give them just ono taste of tho sweet
stuff. But Jim put on tremendous
airs and told them to get away
and not "exasperate" him; and so he
was stalking majestically along with
tho precious burden on his head when
all at onco the bottom of the keg came
out and in it moment poor Jim was
one flood of molasses from head; to foot.
"Instantly I tho boys pounced upon
him with ye
upon a bone
ses off him
Is of delight liko doga
Some clawed the molas-
with their hands; some
with their jackknives;
others tore away strips of his jacket
to suck and evon cut off locks of hia
sticky hair till his hoad looked as if it
had been nibbled by rats.
"If one of our overseers hadn't come
up and scared them off I don't know
what would havo become of him for
with his eyes bunged up and his mouth
full of molasses he could neither fight
nor run. But as you see. the name of
Sweet l?oj' has stuck to him over since
and the more sound of it is enough to
drive him noarly crazy." David Ker9
in Harper's Young People. '
SNAKES AND FROGS.
Iteptilcs Uiuially Swallow tho Latter Bat
Sometime tho Order U Kcversed.
Tho late King of Oude had built a
snakery in the gardens of his palace at
Garden-Beach near Calcutta. It was
an oblong pit about thirty foot long by
twenty feet broad the walls being
about twelve feet high and perfectly
smooth so that a snako could not
climb up. In the center of tho pit
there was a large block of rough ma-
sonry perforated so that it was as full
of holes as a sponge. In this honey-
combed block tho snakes dwelt and
when tho sun shone brightly thoy came
out to bask or to feed.
His Majesty used to have live frogs
put into the pit and amused himsolf i
by seeing the hungry snakes catch the
frogs. When a largo snako catches a
small frog it is all over in an instant
but if a smallish snake catches a larg-
ish frog so that he can not swallow
it at once. the frog's eric's
are piteous to hear; Again
and again I havo heard them while out
shooting and havo gone to the bush or j
tuft of grass from which tho piercing
cries came sometimes in time some-
times too late to save poor froggy
though the snake generally got shot.
As a final story lot mo tell how a frog
has been soon to turn the tables on the.
Two gentlemen in Cachiar some years
ago saw a small snake seize a small
frog and attempt to swallow it But
suddenly a barge frog jumped forward
seized tho snake's tail and began to
swallow the snake. How the affair
might have endod can not bo told be-
cause my friends imprudently drew
near to watch tho combat whon
the frogs and the snako took
alarm and the big frog disgorged
the snake's tail and tho snake released
the littlo frog and they ail scufflcc off.
But tho talc is porfectly true and both
the' gentlemen who saw it aro still
alive and I only regret that it. was not
my good luck to seo the affair with my
own oyes. Longman's Magazine.
Preserving eggs for winter use is
not diSicuit but care is required. Eggs
from hens not in company with-males
will keep three times as long as those
containing the germs of chicks. Keep
the eggs on racks in a cool place and
tura them half over twice! a week.
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esse not Yono-noiia le whom 9t-t -stance
took & turn so $& -4 tf- -.
ears my own Ifcriair I teofc f t& .
Bess. It pY3 a good deal bettae tig
sewing or schoot-tcaeaia o" a-
diygoodi. - '-..
'How do you go to work wit-.'-!
"I first give it a bat-tot w&riaSfc
This it seems to enjoy hugely aad; is
soothed by it and gets languid. Tw
I try to get it into a position wt I
can fasten ry eyes on itseyee. Tail
often requires agreatdeal of patieocs
for the snake tries to avoid it ssamihgr
to feel that it means a contest in wafctf-
It will got worsted. Butxne oppoettt
nity comes at last and whoa thesk
droops its head listlessly -I know that
I have charmed it and can safely ?ut
my hand-on it. Tie next operatioB la
easier and the snsjko is more quickly
rendered passive. With each ftecar
tion it becomes nore docile until
can perform with i t in public. But al-
ways one has toj be careful io? th
snako is liable. it any time to try
squeezing. You ean tell by the way it
moves its colls when it is going to -to
that and can" thon charm itoraes-
merizo it until it i$ passive; but if you
are frightened and get bewildered you
can't exercise any control ovet tha
snake and tho snake will actually
try to charm you. I have had ona-ot?
two narrow escapes through careless-
ness. Tho worst place to have a snak-
iaaround your neck because it takes
verv little saueezinsr there to make
you feel exceedingly uncomfortable.
"Women can stand
a great deal more
around tho waist you know.11
"Are the anacondas troublesome to
"I should say so j they require; a great
deal more care than a baby. They are
so liable to catch cold when confined.
You havo to throw warm blankets over
them and exercise all sorts of care to.
keep them properly warm. Then they
are mighty partk ular what they eat.
The only things thtt seem to thorough-
ly agree with then l are white mice and
guinea pigs chickens and squabs
and these have to be given to them
alive. The snake doesn't seem to en-
joy eating unless it cah first charm the
animal or bird. 1 have never found it
possible to keep o
io long and theyare
expensive to buy.1 Chicago Times.
THE SAVAGE WAY.
How th Iadiaa Treats an Injury Old
The savage is eraphsticaUy tbe child o!
aatureJ He lives cke to nature hia only
education is gained in nature's school-
When the Indian deceives an injury he
dees not seek a cure n mineral poisons but
binds on the simpld leaf administers the
herbal tea and with nature's aid cosaes
Our rugged ancestors who pierced the
wilderness built their uncouth but com-
fortable Log Cabins and started the clear-
ings in tho woods which in time became
tho broad fertile fields of tho modern farm-
er found- in roots and herbs that lay
ciose at hand nature's potent remedies for
aH their common ailments. It was only in
very serious cases they sent for old "saddle-bags"
with his physic which quite as
often killed as cured.
Latter day socioty ha3 wandered too far
away from nature in every way for its
own good. Our grandfathers aad grand-
mothers lived wholesomer puror bejbter
healthier more natural lives than wojjdo.
Their minds were not filled with noxious
isms nor their bodies saturated with poi-
sonous drugs. i
Isitnottimetoc-akea'chango to return
to tho simplo vegetable preparations of' our
grandmothers which contained the power
and potency of nature as remedial agents
and in all the ordinary ailmonts were
efficacious at least harmless!
The proprietors of Warner's Log Cabin
remedies havo thought o and have put on
tho market a number of these pure vege-
table preparations mado from formulas se-
cured after patient searching into the unnais
of tho past so that those who want them
need not bo without them.
Among these Log Cabin remedies will be
found " Log Cabin sarsparilla" lor the
blood; "Log Cabin hops and buchu reme-"'
dy" a- tonic and stomach remedy; "Log
Cabin coujjh and Consumption remedy"
"Log Cabin hair tonic' for strengthening
and renewing the hair; Log Cabinf ex-
tract" for both external and internal appli-
cation; "Log Cabin liver pills;" "Log
Cabin rose cream'' an old but effective
remedy for catarrh and "Log Cabin plas-
ters." All theso remedies are corofully pre-
pared from recipes which v??i found after
long investigation to have been thoso most
successfully used by) our grandmothers of
'ye olden time." l ney aro tho simple veg
efficacious remedies of Log Cabin
FOR EARLY WINTER.
Hints and Supgestlana Concerning
Noveltle- In Feadnluo pre.
Yokes and yoke effects are seen on .
young ladies' fall costumes.
Very long scaijfs of black lace ia
various fine patterjus are importod.
Fur trimmings fpr late autumn coats
of colored cloths are black fur. Alaska
sable fox and Porsian lambskin.
Parisian dresses' are mado up in fine
heavy reppeu goods such as Stcilienne
faille Bjangaline and Irish poplin.
For early autumn wear royal frillee
with strips formei. by slender vines of
small brilliants roses sprays and
autumn foliage in natural colors ;ara
Most dress skirts are made affcher
with flat plaits down the front andIde
reaching from beit to hemr or with
long Greek overdresses that ar so
lightly draped aj$- to cover nearly the
whole of tho underskirt front and bask.
A rather elegant redingot&gowst for
autumn wear is the duchess nade of
dove-gray soldiers cloth and trimjaied
with a single ror of-finej jgoH &
passamenterSa. hero is i full 3-
pory of cloth at tho bao c galowes
closely aad applied to the c&ta?keiig
of the bodice portion. The slsevs ?&
half 'open aad Used witi grfL!
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