The Eugene City guard. (Eugene City, Or.) 1870-1899, October 10, 1885, Image 2

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Thlt la Hi Advlne of Hpee'al United Stales
Commliidoiier Tiedel.
Tho following are some of the most
striking passages of Mr. Tisdel's report
to the State Department:
I recommend most earnestly thiit
Americans who contemplate OHtifblihli
ing thonmelve on the Lower Congo, or
nnywhoro on tho went coast of Africa,
should not do so unless nuppliod with a
largo capital', which will enablo them t
compete with tho lung established
Dutch, Engl inn anil Gorman house,
which control almost the entire traduof
tho went coast. American hour's es
tablishing hero must first bo assured
that they have IraiiMportntion for thoir
inanutaoturcd goods) outward and for
tho products of the coiin'ry homeward.
This in of vital Importance. They must
locato factories or stations in different
parU, engage help acclimated nnd fa
miliar with the country and the uatives,
and with a knowledgo of both the I'ortu
giiee and Kioto languages, make pres
ents to chiefs of tribes, and in thin man
ner induce tho natives to como into tho
newly-established factories. All this
takes timo and money, and littlo or no
return can oe expected for at least a
year. It is a mistake to suppose that
all of tlio products wlreh aro reported
to como from the ( ongo aro grown
llicr.', or do actually come from there.
Not oiic-ti'iilh Is harvested there.
"It is my belief that in all tho world
there Is not a richer territory tlinn that
which borders tho sea, commencing at
the Sim-gal Uiver in latitude 16 de
grees north and cxt 'tiding to latiludo
14 degrees 110 seconds, and inland an
nvcrago distance of on hundred miles.
The country is densely populated, yet
it is next to impossible to induce the
nations to pluck tho valuable products
which nature produces. With the ex
ception of tho Ixmngo and Kabinda
tribes thev aro a wild, savage and cruel
people They do not like the white
man, and, while th y aro glad to havo
his cloth and gin, thev would much
pre'er never to sco a white man within
their domain. Tno ticstinu of labor
will havo niu' h to do with tho future of
this country. It is a remarkable fact
that a Zanzibar man or a Iloussa
man from tho Niger can travel
anywhere iu tho country unmo
lested, even among the most sav
ago tribes. This fact clearly proves to
me that an industrious black man .villi a
knowledge of the Kioto languago will
bo enabled to exercise a greater and
better inlluouee over these people than
it can be possible fur tho white man
ever to da Tho (jucstion of climate is
a kc i ions one. It is humid nnd ener
vating to tho whites of Kuropo and
America, and much sickness is tho re
sult. Very much precaution must bo
exercised during the first year's stay
in the country in order tint tho system
may bo kept free from tho poisonous
influences of tho malaria which over
hangs tho cntiro country. Along tho
entiro const tho products aro not at all
unlike tho exports, consisting princi
pally of rubber, crouud-nuts, palm oil,
palm nuts, colo nuts and gum copal.
Somo ivory is also exported, but in
small quantities, the principal coast
markets for ivory being at different
points In Angola. Common cotton and
woolen goods, rum, gin, glass loads,
guns, powder, tobacco nnd common
cutlery mnko up tho principal Impons,
and wth theso articles the traders bar
ter for tho products of tho country. It
is tho only currency known.
"Fifty per cent, of all the goods
wluoji g to the coast, Inclining pro
visions, are purchased in Kn"land.
The gin comes from Holland and is
manufactured expressly for the trade,
tli,i iiiititil'ifL Ktiinir fitfti iinf ni'iif til nil
imports. A fow bottles of gin will go
much further in trade witli the natives
than ten times its valuo in cloth, and
often it happens that traders are com
pelled to return to the coast
without having accomplished
trade, tho natives insisting upon
having gin, while the trader was
supplied witli cloth nlono. Tho
most valuable productions of tho conn'
try. and for which thero Is an over
increasing demand,- urn rubber, palm
kornels nnd palm oil, gum copal
ground-nuts nnd wax. Tho rubber and
palm trees are of spontaneous growth
and to bo found everywhere in the low
lands. The supply is not oipial to tho
demand, yet thero' la no limit to the
(inantity of these rich products which
might bo taken front the country if the
natives could bo Induced to work. Hero
again arises tho question of lnbor.and to
mo it seema feasible to create want
amongst tho tribes of tho low nnd const
lands, which will after a timo induce
them to gather and bring to tho traders
In largo ouantities tho products which
they so ro.idily exchange for anything
which they may require. llioro are
' other and valuable products, but the
staple commodities aro those numcr
"In no sense of tho word can this ho
ailed an agricultural country. Nothing
is cultivated except the ground-nut and
a fow tropical vegetables, which, how
ever, aro found only In small patches
nosr tho villages."
Physical Culture.
' Ror. Myron W. Keed, In a sermon on
physical culture In the First Congrega
tional Church of Denver, Col., lately,
said: "Selwyn, late ltishopof New Zea
land, was an oarsman at Cambridge.
He was the founder of tho swimming
association. Only thoso who wore in
tfte river live days in each week were
admitted to full membership, and tho
ceremony of admission must be per
formed in the water. All this carlv
training at tho I'niversity canio well
into play in Now .Zealand, and enabled
him to endure tho hardships of a mis
sionary lifo. He swam tho rivers, push
ing before him his clothing in t rubber
sac.':. During tho live months' voyage
lie learned the new language, and was
abU l' pn-ach to tho natives the first
fStmd.iy after landing. He could do
anything a native could do, and do it
better, it cost as much to raise a
scrub a a thoroughbred. What nn
economy there is in raising such a man
as Itislii'p Selwyn!"
m .
Of the total aro.i of tho United
States, forty-four per cent, or 1,8Gj,0iO
sijnaro miles, is devoted to grazing.
Chicago Journal.
Vtot John ColUtt Meecrlbe the Ciiim
nil Cure ol MlHtalrknet.
"I notice," said Frof. John Collott,
ex-Stao Geologist, who Is a roan of va
ried and profound Information, "that
tho Chicago papers are giving somo at
tention to 'milksick,' and the Newt of
that city, I think It'was, had a long ar
ticle upon tho subject. 'Milksick' was
a tcrriblo scourgo forty years ago when
the country was now. Many persons
think it no longer exists, but it still pre
vails, though not by any means with tho
virulenco that chi'ir ict ' -fined it in tho
das of tho pioneers. .Still it is deadly
in lis character to-day, and its cause no
better understood now than forty years
ago, when the State of Kentucky altered
a reward of 2),b0 ) for a discovery of
tho cause of tho dis-ase. Similar re
wards, smaller in amount, were offered
by farmers and stockmen in Indiana,
Illino:s and elsewhere.
"The cause of 'milksick' was a mys
tery that puzzled and terrified the early
settlers of western Indiana, southern
Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, and other
States. It was something that carried
off human beings by hundreds and
thousands, nnd cattle also by thousands.
It destroyed tho value of farms, nnd the
owners of wide acres lived in the fear
of this dread nnd secret pestilence
"Horses, as well as cattle, wero
attacked by the disease, and hogs and
even dogs were not always exempt from
it. In cattle this disease was contrib
uted to human beings through milk,
butter and beef. .Tho disease was as
signed to many causes. Somo thought
it ilue to a gas, yet a stako-nnd-riiler or
Iward fence would mark its limitations.
On one side the discaso would prevail in
all (leadlmcss, on the other side there
would be complete immunity. Tills
showed conclusively that It was not duo
to a gas wafted by tho air. Others be
lieved that it was nn exhalation from
thnsoil. In other places springs wero
believed to bo tho cause, but chemical
analysts would show tho suspended wa
ter to bo wholesome. Particular spots
that wero presumed to b) tho habitat of
tho disease tvere fenced up. '
"After tho gas nnd water theories
wero abandoned, careful observers like
Michael Sullivan, of Kedroot III., and
Judgo John K. Porter, of Vcrmil on
County, Indiana, found that 'milksick'
did not prevail whero autumnal fires
had run through tho woods. This indi
cated a vegetable origin of tho disease.
These and other observers found tho
disease did not prevail upon prairies
swept by nuluinnal fires ignited by
lightning or by hunters. It was furthor
found that it did not prevail in over
flowed bottoms. All tlieso things
strengthened tho theory as to tho vege
table origin of the disease, and of a
plant retiuirinjr moro tlinn one year for
its life. Experiments by Dr. Hassott, of
Yandalia. HI., Air. Hrown, of Sullivan
County, Indiana, by the proprietor of
Kirksvillo in Gibson County, this Stato,
nil tended to show that it was caused
by vegetable food. Their experiments,
am ioso of mnny others in Wabash,
Kdwards and other counties on tho Lit
tlo Wabash and Kmbarras rivers of Illi
nois, showed conclusively that it was of
vegetable origin.
"Tho plant causing nil this dismay,
disaster and death is tho eupatoriura
ageratoides, known commonly as
autumnal whito-blossom, whito-top or
white Virginia snake-root. This woed
contains a virulent poison in tno
autumnal season, but especially after
tho first frosts. It is not eaton by ani
mals, except when they nro starved by
drought or when through excessive
moisture grass does not grow. Hogs
and dotrs will take the disease from
eating tho carcasses of tho animals that
havo perished by it. For ordinary ani
mals, tli nt is, one-stomnchod animals,
tho effect of tho poison is to produce,
lirst, constipation and an inflammatory
action upon tho stomach. Such ani
mals, including man, aro affected with
terrible vomitings and inflammatory
action upon tho Intestines. Animals
with moro than one stomach, like tho
oovr, do not nnd can not vomit, and the
poison Is carried off into their llesh,
milk and butter. Man and all animals
affected by this disease havo paralysis
of tho locomotor muscles, and. conse
quently, when these muscles are brought
into active uso they beoome helplessly
and hopelessly paralyzed. A well
conditioned horso, ox or cow. affected
by this poison. If driven rapidly a half
mile would stop, spread its feet nnd
tremble in every iibro of its being. This
gave tho pioneers tho namo of "tho
trembles," for otio of tho manifesta
tions of this discaso. Then with ex
hausted energy tho stricken bruto
would lie down to die.
"Th's disease nlso prevailed along
tho blue rango of tho Apalaehians from
Virginia to Georgia, and nowhere worso
than in the Hlaek Mountains of Georgia
and Carolina. It still prevails, as I said
before, though In a much less degree
and in a modified form.
"Eupatorium ageratoides is a plant
of the composilo order. It is a biennial
and is closely allied to the bonesot, so
much used for its medicinal virtues,
and is so modest and simple as not to
attract attention. It grows upon the
best sugar-tree and beech land, but may
bo subdued by tho plow or by mow ng
for two successive years. No farmer
has a right to allow such a virulent
poison to exist on his land. Thero is a
great outcry raised against tho Camilla
thistle bv many who ignorantly pass by
as harmless this more pestiferous plant
Hundreds of cases can be cited where
pooplo have needlessly exposed the
lives of their famil es and their stock to
certain death. This year cattlo are
dying by the hundreds in Illinois of this
disease, and it is doubtless prevailing
in other States where deaths of cattle
and human beings aro attributed to
other causes, in many cases through
ignorance, and in others from merce
nary motives, as the reputation of 'railk
iek' riven to a piece of land renders it
valueless at once. The general culti
vation of tho land, plowing, has had
much to do with lulling white top. An
other reason for the disappearance of
the disease where it once prevailed, is
that farmers feed thoir stock better.
They are fed upon hay, grain and clover,
and are not left to the wild herbage of
the woods and wasto-nlaees. A perfect
antidote for the trouble is to kill ol the
rauso, the eupatorium ageratoides, and
this can be done with absolute cer
tainty." 'InjianapoHs Journal.
A Large Amount of It Made In New York
mid Hold nn Imported Article,
The demand for ginger ale," said a
prominont manufacturer of that artlclo,
"increases very rapidly. Whua 1 start
ed in it years ago there wore not more
than twenty in the business. The most
of my business is manufacturing tho ex
tract for others to put into potable form,
and thosc'.others have grown from thirty
to about five hundred. In the main, nil
the makers uso tho same formula and
method. They mix an extract with
pure sugar sirup, dilute with water
until an ordinary bottlo contains about
liftccn drops of ginger, and then put
this into bottles witli a carbonic acid
machine. Two qualities are mado.
one, tho Ix'ttor, for private uso and
first-class hotels and saloons, and a sec
ond for tho general bnr-roora 'trade.
Tho difference is almost entirely in tho
quality of the extract employed. With
tho lirst, we make a ginger ale which
sells for one dollar or one dollar and
twenty cjnts per case of twenty-four
bottles; the second runs from fifty to
seventy-five cents a case. It may sur
prise you to know that throe-fourths of
tho so culled imported article is mado
here. The bottles belonging to-favorite
brands nre careluily kept and sent to
us regularly to bo tilled. We leave tho
labels intact or pasto on fac-similcs, and
put in new corks and metal capsules or
tags. There is not ouo person in a
thousand who can tell tho difference.
In one first-class hotel I've been filling
and refilling the same old bottles now
for seven.yenrs, and I think it will keep
on as long ns I live."
"Is thero no bad ' ginger alo in the
market? '
"Yes, thero are two bad kinds, nnd
both so bad that tho Hoard of Health
should stop -their manufactnro. They
are made in largo quantities here in
New York and Urooklyu, and sold
chiofly to beer saloons and ice-cream
stores. Ono kind of it Is made from
choap ginger, and is doctored with the
extract of rod pepper and other chemi
cals to givo it body and bite. Tho men
who make it claim that red pepper is
good for tho stomach, but thev never
refer to the other chemicals. The other
anil worst kind is mado by a few Ger
man establishments. Instead of using
a puro extract, they buy up, wheroyer
they can, condemned and spoiled gin
ger roof. Somo of them make thoir
own extract from this aud re-enforce it
with cayenne. Others grind it up and
brew a vilo a'e from it, which they finish
with cnyeuno and glucose. You can
easily tell this last class by letting it
stand after being opened. The yeast
continues to work nnd the alo turns
sour, and then putrid. Drinking it is
just as bad as drinking sour beer. Its
cheapness reccommcmis it, however, to
unscrupulous saloon-keepers. It never
costs moro than lifty cents a case, and
frequently goes as low as thirty-eight
cents. Retailed at ten cents it yields a
larger profit than any article sold across
a bar.
"It's a nice business, but has its
drawbacks. Despite every preeautiou
and safeguard, tho bottles every now
and then explode and do damage. Last
winter whilo watching tho 'bottler' at
work, the head of a largo Brooklyn
establishment was struck by tho frag
ments of a bottlo that burst, and had
his left eyo cut in half as clean as if
done with a knife. In fact, you'll
hardly meet a man in the business who
can not show scars similarly obtained."
-A'. V. Hutu
New York Customs OltlcUU Losing There
by n Valuable l'erqulnlte.
A man between the half nnd three
quarter posts of life yesterday called on
tho big sugar importers whoso offices
aro in tho vicinity of lower Wall street,
and asked for the control of thoir Cus-toiu-1
louse samples. Ho also visited
many of the big refiners who of lato
years havo Imported direct from Cuba,
Brazil and the East Indies, and request
ed tho same favor. A dozen or more
signed a document giving the visitor
exclusive control o! thoirCustom-House
samples, and a new industry was start
ed iu tho commercial world.
" For vears," said an importer who
signed tno document, "tho sugar im
porters anJ refiners of New York have
paid littlo or no attention' to tho return
of tho unusually largo samp'os takon
from cargoes by customs appraisers,
but it is about timo to economize in that
direction. This man promises to collect
all tho samples after they havo been
duly appraised, nnd to either return
them to us or to sol them and
give us half the proceeds. His profit
is the other half. Will it pay him? I
should say so. Just con ider that 60,
00D hogsheads of sugar co ue in'o this
port every .month. The arrivals
aro in cargoes of 603 hoshoods, and
customs oflicors have takou for samples
from each cargo nil the way from 160
to -")0 pouuds. They take tho samo
amount from cargoes of barrel nnd mat
sugars. They always no.ify us of tho
appraised value of the sugar, but have
conscientiously neglected to return
the samples. In the last ten years these
customs appraisers have divided $15,
000 to $20,000 each year, derived from
the salo of sugar samples. They sell
it to candy makers, and jobbers have
often .complained that the appraisers
have undersold them. lUw sugar
makes good candy. It Is now worih
five ami one-half cents a pound, duty
paid. We pay the duty on tho samples
taken by tho appraisers, aud as they
get the sugar for nothing they make a
handsome profit selling it to the candy
makers at four cents a pound. Jthongh
injuring the jobbers, trade when they
do it This man, whose document I
have just signed, is to act for iniportors
and importing refiners alike, and I
haven't a doubt but what he will net
from $.i,000 to $7,00J in his share each
year. I don't thiuk he will return us
the samples; that is not oil gatory. Ho
will use his judgment in selling them
so as not to compete with the jobbers,
and give us half the proceeds. It wili
go a lung way toward paying the clerk
Eire.' S. Y. tun.
"One spiritnelle girl," fays a sea
side landlord, "will eat up, waste and
muss over more food than any two men
who sit at my tables. I'd rather board
a bear." A. i iluiL
How I Was Cured orsieepleuneM Tnlilng
Cure of (lurden.
I passed a vegetable garden recently
which elicited my admiration. Every
bed was laid out with mathematical
precision, every drill was straight and
well defined, and the young plants wero
of uniform growth, and neither scat
tered nor crowded. Not a weed was
visible. The wholo was as attractive as
such a garden could bo. . In ludicrous
comparison comes before my vision my
own garden. It is planted on a long
land between two rows of trees in our
orchard. First como the radishes; they
do pretty well; then the lettuce, wliiin
has moro than supplied our tabic. Hut
the onions! Some of the rows aro so
near together that I can not g.'t tho hoe
between them, and for several inches
there may not bo one plant, while in
others they are so thick that they can
not grow large. Tho b -ans nro iu hills,
but how they ever camo up here and
there as they nre coming is strange.
The peas so in trying t onforin to all
known lines of dirc:! n. However,
they are thrifty jxnd promising.
1 will not say much about tho weeds,
forowinar to. the wet poason 1 do not
think it has been a fair trial. 1 tive
not given up the contest, neither have
the weeds; but I think I have rathvr the
best of the battle.
Like many another wom in, my du
ties nre mostly inside the house, nud
when tho leisure hour comos, it is spent
in doors. For over a year I havo not
been hblo to sleep well. Only those
who have suffered from this can realize
the torture of lying for hours wido
awake tossing, turning, longing, pray
ing for sleep, blessed sleep, and at the
last have only short, fitful naps. The
remedy camo to mo unexpectedly. Dur
ing the early spring circumstances re
quired me to tako a walk of a mile and
back each day for a month. Towa:d
the close .of that month I found that 1
slept like a top, and directly I discov
ered the remtdy physical exorcise in
the open air.
As the best means of forcing myself
out daily for c.xercse, I decided to at
tend to tho garden. I knew that if it
did finally become overgrown with
weeds, it was worth the trial. In car
rying out this purpose, my reward
meets mo day by day. I find tho early
part of tho day the best time to kill
weeds, but tho latter part the most
agreeable to work, and with a big
kitchen apron, a suu-bunnct and a pair
of buckukin gloves, I bid defiance to
dirt and sun. Sometimes it is very
tiresome work hoeing until it seems
ns if your muscles would give out, but
they do not, and I have grown to love
the work. I like to see tho tiny leaves
peeping up through the hard ground,
then stretch up nnd grow, ns if they
had a purposo in this world, and meant
to accomplish it
These two things I know about gar
dening: It has a fund of pleasure iu the
work itself; but far more, it has iu it a
fund of health to us in-door workers
which we will do well to seek after.
Why I suggest taking care of a gar
den is so that you will feel obliged to
go out Into the open air not to ride in
a carriage, whose finely-balanced
springs case every mot'on, but to do
something which will givo bodily exer
cise in the fresh air nnd sunshine. Any
man would, with his strong physical
powors, become feeble if shut week
after week nnd month after month
within the four walls of a house, only
seeing or knowing what goes on therein.
1 suppose you will think that you
can not find time. Do not try to liud
time; take time. (Jet ono or two girls
half a dozen if you need them -to
help in the house, and nrrango some
plan which will necessitate your get
ting out 'of doors a part ot each day.
Y'ou will feel fully repaid in tho buoy
ant life which Hows into every nerve
aud musclo. I do not wonder that we
American women are old at forty.
E. K. Chase, in Country Gentleman.
The Via ol It Induclve to Dynpopiln and
Kindred Evil.
In this country there n much poor
and sour bread, resulting in part from
a want of knowledge of tho chemical
principles, and nlso from our hp haste,
not having time to look after the douglk
In Kuropo it is not so, but there tho
dough is not allowed to ferment too
much, and of course soda is not used.
They laugh nt us for our uso of it, a s
unnecessary. Now it should bo known
that tho rauge of fermentation is from
60 to l0 degrees Fah. or the best
temperature tor it, while it is arrested
below about 35 degrees and when it
rises to 190,212 being the boiling point
Tho putrefactive lermentation (rot
ting) is from 60 degrees to 100; is slow
at 60, moderato at GO, rapid at 70, and
very much so at 'JO, and utterly stops
at ID.").
It should be remembered that it is
utterly impossible to have sweet and
good bread if tho dough is soured by
too great a degree of fermentation.
It is true that the sourness of the dough
nmy .be neutralized by soda or any
alkali (the bakers sometimes use am
monia), but that does not make sweet
and nutritious bread. Since the fer
mentive or "raising" process is one of
destruction, consuming the starch, dis
solving the gluten and materially wast
ing the nourishment of the grain, just
as certainly, therefore, as this process
proceeds beyond the first stage, enter
ing the acetous, some of the best ele
ments ot nutrition, the sweetness, are
forever destroyed, and all the alkalies
of commerce can not restore them. If
we cat such bread, we are liable to be
come dyspeptics while its use in the
family will naturally mako the children
of various ages alike sour. It is
economy, therefore, to bury such dough
or give it to the swine or fowls, unless
we havo much sympathy for them.
This will be less wasteful than to eat it,
provided we are careful to avoid the
repetition by due care. We may
avoid sour bread, as we do scorched
stesk-by care. Dr. J. 11. llanaford,
in Oolden Hide.
A banyan tree cutting from Cairo,
Ep'pt. i to be planted in Central Park,
New Y ork, with the hope that it will
tale root and prove a special attraction.
It will take a jear'i time to determine
th result
Ilw the CelmtUU on the PolBo Com
are Adopting Amorlen lUblta nd I-
The Tapes have been raising a tapage.
It was through tho application of the
Tapes to tho Supreme Court that the
Chiuese public school was opened in
San Francisco. The Tapes aro Ameri
canized Chinese, nnd how Americanized
tho following story will hhow: John
Tape is an expressman, drivesone wag
on and owns another, wears his hair cut
short and goes to Sunday-school. In
taking goods to the mission he met
Mary, a servant who wore hr hair in
a butterfly chignon, painted flowers and
did embroidery. John and Mary courted
aad were married. John built a neat
littlo house out in tho western addition,
where in duo time appeared two littlo
Tapes Mamie and John- It was an
American family in cistom, costume
nnd speech, and tho mission folk used
to take visitors out to the Tapes.and ex
hibit them as examples of how vury
Caucasian the Mongolian might bo
made. A little whilo ago, however, John
came to tho mission in a very unpleas
ant frame of mind. Something was tho
matter with Mary. He could not for tho
lifo of him tell what it was. but Mary was
not herself. She was neglectful and list
less, but would give no explanation of
her behavior. Would some of the ladies
go up and find out what was the matter?
Nothing would pliaso tho ladies better,
and tho very next morning they paid a
visit to the Tape residence. There was
plenty of evidence in Mrs. Tape's man
ner that John's complaint was well
"What's the matter. Mary?" asked
ono of tho visitors; "has John beon
doing anything?"
"No; John's all right," said Mary.
"Have" the children been misbe
having?" "No; the children aro nil right."
"Well, what is the matter, then?"
"Another man." said Mary, plainly.
Without any more pressing Mary con
fessed that she had fallen in love with
tho Chinese interpreter of tho Sacra
mento Courts, anil that she did not care
any longer for her husband. Attempts
to 'impress her with the hcinousness of
this domestic offence were fruitless, and
the ladies loft much cast down. When
John came home that evening Mary
told him the torriblo news with as littlo
circumlocution, and added that she in
tended to pack up and leave tho next
day. Arguments and entreaties were
fruitless, and. sure enongh. next day
Mary placed her children with a mutual
friend'and left Something John said
it was God, but it was probably Oriental
cunning told John to bo at tho Market
Street depot that afternoon. Soon after
his arrival a Union Street car brought
Mary and a bundlo on the scene. John
hid behind a pillar and saw his wife
joined by tho Sacramento interpreter.
With a howl he rushed out, and, seizing
the interpreter's pigtail with ono hand,
swung him round and with the other
hand planted such a terrible blow be
tween his rival's eyes that he fell like a
log. Mary looked at the fallen inter
preter, then at John's terrific right
hand, took his arm and quietly walked
home with him. Sa n Francisco Call.
A Chapter on Prudriica In Conduct and
Temperance in Diet.
Tho extreme heat of the season, with
the increased number of denths, suggest
great prudeuce la conduct and temper
nnce in diet A large proportion of the
fatal results traceable to thermal causes
might easily be prevented by a little,
care. Of course the few who can afford
to gratify their dosires by flcoing to
somo cool and quiet retreat, and then
have the good judgment to be temper
ate in their habits, are the furthest re
moved from nil seasonable dangers, but
to the. many this is impossible. Tho
loss fortunate ones can comply with
well established hygienic principles.
Cleanliness is ol the first importance
and it applies not only to the person,
but nlso to the premises. The body
should bo sponged once a day, and
twice is better, with water not cold;
clothing next to the person should be
frequently changed; tho bedroom and
linen shonld be thoroughly ventilated
and aired after use. The common
practice of shutting up the sleeping
room all day in order to keep it dark
should be avoided; the clothing should
bo aired throughout the day, and the
couch not mado up for use until even
ing. Keep no fresh meat or decayed
vegetation anywhere about the premises.
Whitewash the cellar and bo careful to
avoid keeping remnants of food about
to decay and mould.
Equal In importance to cleanliness Is
the supply of pure air. Let every room
in the house from cellar to garret bo
abundantly ventilated during some
portion of each day. Flies anil hot air
are preferable to a dark, stuffy apart
ment, which is thus converted into a
disease breeding nest. Hot air naturally
rises, and, if tho upper rooms are kept
closed throughout the day, they will be
found oharged with the foul air that has
been generated in the living rooms.
Take the utmost care of the sewers.
W;Tcmperance should be observed, both
in eating and drinking. Where the
appetite or the vocation demand, it is
letter to eat more frequently, rather
than overload the stomach at long in
tervals. Unripe fruit and vegetables are
poisonous, and are especially injurious
in hot weather. Meats and: vegetables
should be thoroughly cooked before eat
ing, and all should be fresh when
cooked. Intemperance in the usually
regarded harmless summer drinks and
compounds is followed by as serious re
sults as over-indulgence in alcoholic
beverages. Eat and drink seasonable,
ripe, well cooked food and light fluids
in small quantities and at more frequent
Do not attempt any over-exertion or
excitement of body or mind. Start in
time to meet every engagement without
hurrving. Whether in the harvest field
at the work-bench, in the counting
room or study, or enjoying the leisure
and comforts that wealth afford, be
careful to observe these precautions.
There are none so poor or unfortunate
that they may not have them, and none
so rich that they can safely neglect
them. These hints are useful at every
season, but they are essential now and
will be during the succeeding six weeks.
rhila'lclrhta "frets.
The EukIUu Leafoac. '
A back-bitor Tbs motqulto.
When beer drinkers fall out in a tar-room
ire ttcy not at loggjrheadst
" Iuflire your Ifor an af ent said.
The gnmtilor gav a grin;
" No, no, my friend, I play no gam
If 1 have to die to wiu."
" A pnn ' for your thou rhuf said iht
" t can't thoir objoct khans. " '
Why tK'k, my dear, tibuv.HBtlJ he,
" TUut which you now poaiesuf'
" So you leave for the ahore to-morrow
To worxhip at g lytty'i ttbrlue.
I can e by your face that your sorrow
, At partlnj doos not equal mlna.
EInce you wish it, I'll write to you often.
Of you I ask very much Iom,
That you'll send me, my labors to soften
TLroe letters, and thow: 'y-es.'" '
lilt Iteward.
. Eransvllle Argui.1
Ihe man wuo made muequito bars
(Should wltb the rupvIs stand,
And float around amun the
A harp within his t-T
Detroit Free Press.
Bbe answered the ring at the door to flad
a strange man on the stops.
"Any fly scree us T be asked.
"No, sir."
"Any fly paperf
"No, sir."
"Any powders for making lemouadef
"No, sir."
"Any jmintlug or whitewashing to dot"
"No. sir."
"Want some parts green to kill garden b
sects?" "No, sir."
"(lot any old clothes to sail P
"No, sir."
"Got any coal to put in or wood to split)"
"No, sir!"
"Couldn't you spare me f
"What's that, sirf
"O, never uilud. My wife is barefoot, sua
I was goinz to ask for a pair of old shoes,
but it would be no use. You have got such
a dainty little foot that my wife coulda't
get her big toe into oae of your sboas."
When he Utt ha had an old coat on hit
nrm, a quarter in cash iu bis pocket, aud
there was a square meal stowed away te.
hind his voit
The Uludu and the Spoons.
Did yon notice how the waiter stared i
When he brought us in the cream,
As though he'd lost his little wit,
Or was walking in a dream!
I suppose it doe seem odi enough
To the is obsaquious coons IT
To see a notched old blade like me
Among a lot of spoons.
There are startllne metamorphoses:
But it puts all iu the shade
To note how soon a simporing spoon
Becomes a driving blaJc;
For along life's paths the tiordian knots
Are dangling in festoons;
And to back them through our brisk old
Is worth a dozen spoons.
My temper has been sorely tried
By the changing cold and boat,
Though you, my dear, have always been
A helpmate trm and meat;
But it makes my old heart young again
To watch these silly loons,
For their foolish ways recall the days
When you and I were tpoons.
Only for the Umpire.
Since all femininity has taken it into its
head to watch the baseball games from the
vantage ground of tha best teati in the
grand stand, it is interesting to listen to the
learned comments made upon the progress
of the game.
"Wasn't that a splendid hit? There, now,
why didu't be runl "
"Why, my dear, that wa a foul balL"
"Well, I'd run anyhow."
"Rut the uiuDire wouldn't let von."
It",r AAiiim. nnt- "ha limn ra la nil r
time yelling and ruuuin; about and later
foring with tin game. If it wasn't for nil
baseball would be real iutoreiUng." !
That.Itepend. J
Philadelphia Call.
Frivolous young lady to guide "Howdep
if this hole?1' i
Guide "Never been measured, miss."
Frivoloiw Y. L Suppose I should Ul
down there, where do you suppose I wold
go to)" 1
"That d spends, mm, entirely upon w
you bava lived in this world."
On the Bridal Tour.
(Puck's Sun
There are mauv tunnels, but not emueh.
If the whole line were a tunnel the brid and
groom would not care how slow the train
proceeded. The man who has not lied to
bless the builder of tunnels does notknoff
what happinesj is. j
A Seen for aa ArtUt. f
Fall River Advance. '
We never noticed how much poety, Ba
sic, Flatonism and spiritual reftnenent of
beauty there is in a girl until we bar her
play one of Chopin's delirious waltze. on the
piano, while her mother is manglinga shirt
in the wash house and the old man isiuttinS
a new seat in his panto in the woodilei.
Detroit Frre Press.
Philadelphia ij to have a cremabry tak
ing in eliven acres. This is the first at
tempt in this country to get up a leaped
ble rival tD to to you tumble.
The Boston Globe remarks thatths Eng
lish editor who recently asked, ,,WiU
Americans flghtP never listened t the r
storica of his own father and granifa.b.'i.
Texas Slftings: "You childrea turn np
your nosje at everything on the UUs. w -L'a
1 was a b y I wat glal to get ejauja !
bread to eat" "I fay, pa, you an lav nj
muhbettjr timecf it, n jw you are uv-41
tiU m, ain't your remarked lilfie Tomm'-