The Telephone=register. (McMinnville, Or.) 1889-1953, June 17, 1887, Image 4

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Pocket Money for tWe Pages of the Capi­
tol—A Division of Profits.
For years it has been the privilege of the
pages in the Capitol to make quite a lot of
Peculiar LZoluod of Shrugging the Shoal-
* dors— now Wealth U Indicated—A Sign
of Greeting— Hand Shaking—A Tare-
well—Cinpping tlio HanA
Tho Mexicans aro adept« at expressing
fhcinwlve« by means of signs and gestures,
and many of them exhibit a courtly grace
and profound gn linn try which, if amusing
to a foreigner, Is also worthy of admiration.
A lady who has traveled in all parts of the
republic and mado a study of these national
peculiarities recently described them to your
correspondent, and many of her observations
were very interesting. She said:
“When any one falls down it is customary
to call out: ‘Come here and I’ll pick you up,’
or to express the same sentiment by a gest­
ure. The hand is belli up vertically, palm
outward, about level with the face. The
fingers ore then bent down rapidly and in the
direction of tho person addressed, the motion
being directly tho reverse of beckoning. Toss­
ing the chin upward doos not imply annoy­
ance, as in most countries, or simply no, as in
many European countries. It is simply an
equivalent in Mexico for ‘What do you
want?1 or ‘I don’t understand.’ Foreigners
who try to rid themselves of the importuni­
ties of beggars by this signal, naturally in­
crease their trials rather than bring them to
a speedy termination.
The Mexican of refinement has a very pe­
culiar method of shrugging his shoulders. Ho
raises his shoulders slightly, stretches his
arms down at his sides, hands open and
palms out, places his head a trifle on one side,
uplifts his eyebrows and pulls his mouth
down at the corners. These elaborate mo­
tions signify doubt, uncertainty, a difference
of opinion or ‘I told you so.’ This is the fash­
ionable manner of expressing triumph on be­
ing proved correct in regard to a prophecy or
an argument.
“Instead of tapping tho pocket to indicate
money or its influence, the Mexican holds up
his thumb and forefinger, curved as if en­
circling a coin. The token or threat of cor­
poral punishment is a slight, lateral, hori­
zontal movement of the hand, similar to the
turn it takes in tho act of beating eggs with a
fork. The phraso ‘a screw loose’ is illus­
trated by a boring motion of the index
finger against the temple, but indicating not
an aberration of the mind, as with Amer­
icans, but of the temper. When a Mexican
wishes to denote a lot of peoplo ho brings to­
gether the tips of all the Angel’s of one hand,
to represent crowding. The first time I ever
6aw this gesture—the holding up of the hand
vertically, and thrusting it forward two or
three times with a repellant or protesting mo­
tion—was nt a party, where a lady who bad
held another’s fan during a dance offered to
return it, when the owner, seeing that her
friend was using the little implement of
challenge, insisted that she retainit. Not a
word was spoken—the hand said it all. The
same gesture is used to imply: ‘Keep your
seat,’ ‘Do not disturb yourself,’ and the like.
“There is a sign of greeting used in the
City of Mexico and the southern part of the
republic that I have never seen in the north
nor on tho western slope, where the bow still
rules. At the capital an acquaintance,
whether gentleman or lady, in saluting one of
either sex, lifts the open hand, palm toward
one’.« self, and waves the fingers, or often
only tho two middle ones. It rather startles
a foreigner at first, but it is really a very
pretty and graceful mode of greeting. I have
observed that it is most used when saluting
from a little distance, as across the street,
and it no doubt came into use because of th'
density of traffic, in which the bow might
pass unperceived.
“Tho Mexicans are very much given to
hand shaking, and they are eminently u
friendly and cordial race. It is the fashion
among Americans to call their politeness
superficial and insincere. I have not found it
so, but I do admit that its formality is at
times a little inconvenient For instance,
when one is in haste to catch a train or meet
an appointment, one cannot rush away with
a hasty ‘So long.’ It would violate the con­
ventionalities to depart without exchanging
the customary elaborate farewells with each
individual member of tho circle. Then, in
passing through a door, there is almost in­
variably a contest of courtesy as to who shall
go first.
“The proper demonstration of farewell be­
tween Mexican women is the light embrace,
emphasized in the north by each patting with
her right hand the other’s shoulder; in the
City of Mexico and thereabouts by a kiss on
either cheek. Between women and men, a
bow and a handshake, or the bow alone, is
the correct thing, although in the interior the
provincials employ at meeting and parting a
modified form of the embrace, between per
sons of the opposite as well as of the same
sex. More than once my breath lias been
taken away by a handsome young hacendailo
meeting me literally with open arms. To my
mind there is nothing prettier than this em­
brace, and the warm beared palmadita, or
pat on tlie back, between two men who are
friends, particularly between an old man and
a young man. •
“Handclapping Is very common in Mexico,
and in its oriental sense of summoning. It is
difficult to account for all the ¡teculiarities of
Mexicans in tho matter of gestures and man­
ners. Some of their excessive gallantry is
evidently a copy from, and improvement on,
the French, and this handclapping is clearly
derived from the Mom’s through the Span­
iards. It is recognized ns a call all Over the
republic, although about the national capital
it has been pretty well supplanted by a pecu­
liar, disagreeable sound—pst-t-l which always
■cts my teeth on edge. I beliove thia about
exhausts the gestures of general usage; of
course there are infinitely numerous signs of
special and arbitrary significance. The Mex­
icans, as a rule, are adepts at expression by
this means.
"As I have already touched on motions and
manifestations not strictly to bo classed as
gestures, I might strain a point and putin the
general list tlio performance which, from its
ursine regularity and monotony, is known as
haciendo el oso, or, ‘playing the bear,’ and
w hich means tho fixed promenade of an en­
amored youth over a short l»eat, before or
beneath th) window of thoadored object, in
which h* spends as many hours a day as bis
Mure will permit.”—Cor. Globe-Democrat.
Ore Discovered by Electricity.
Leadville Is excited over a new electric in­
dicator tlxat is used to determine the location,
from surface observation«, of underground
mineral bodies. It is the invention of a
prominent electrician of Borton, and is con­
structed upon the theory that the strong elec­
tric currents shown by large mineral Itodles
can be utilized to locate the latter. The ma­
chine is a simple affair, consisting of elec­
trodes it bich connect with batteries in a box
containing an electric needle. The influence
of the electric subterranean currents upon
the needle is supposed to indicate the presence
of an ore body.—New York Bun.
Toboggan note paper and envelopes hare
appeared in time to be mixed up with the
ersze of the hour.
pocket money each session collecting auto­
graphs. The pages of the senate, for instance,
will collect tho signatures of all the senators
in an album, turn the book over to some
youngster in the house, who gets the congress­
men's names, then to one of the pages in*the
supreme court for tho autographs of the jus­
tices, and finally to the riding pages of the
senate, who are constantly going between the
Capitol, the White House, the several depart­
ments and bureaus of the government. The
latter gets the names of the president, the
cabinet and other prominent officials.
For such a collection the boy who starts the
book has received whatever be could get out
of his customer, trusting to bis own sharp­
ness and the latter’s generosity. When he
gets his money—and $10 is the usual price—
be settles with the other pages who have as­
sisted him on such terms as they are willing
to make. The ordinary terms of settlement
havo been $5 to the contractor, $2 to the
house page, $2 to the boy who gets the presi­
dent and cabinet, and $1 to the youth in the
supreme court. But tho example of the
trade unions has reached the Capitol, and an
equal division of profits is now demanded by
the boys. A young man said yesterday:
“I took an album which had been sent me
from the west to one of the senate pages the
other day and asked him to get the auto­
graphs of the statesmen for me, as be bad
done before. I had formerly paid him $10
for such a job, but he informed me that the
boys bad organized a union and had ad­
vanced prices to $15. He said that tho ‘kids’
in the house kicked because the senate boys
were making more money than they, and had
struck, so it became necessary to organize and
have a stated card of rates. ‘Don’t you see,’
be said, ‘that people who want autographs
somehow always come to the senate first, and
us fellows have been having a soft thing. We
have got $5 for getting names of twenty-six
senators, and have given the kids in the house
only $2 for getting 825 names. When they
happen to catch on to a job they get the $5,
of course, and give us $2 for the senators’
autographs, but for every one book they get
we get a dozen, and they kicked about it. So
we liad to agree to pay them as much as we
got ourselves. They won’t touch a book for
less than $5. There was a kid in the houso
who cut under them and got some names not
long ago for $3, but when the other boys
found it out they got hold of the book and
tore out tho leaves. They boycotted him,
don’t yoti see?”—Washington Cor. New York
De Ilruzza the Explorer.
I have had occasion to meet Stanley’s
French rival, Savorgnan de Brazza, and have
been struck by the extraordinary contrast
which the two men offer in their general
liearing. Not only is De Brazza as tall Ind
slim as Stanley is short and broad, not only
is one os dark os the other is now gray,-but
the difference in their deportment and char­
acters is so great that it is really worth point­
ing out. No man in the world could welcome
a journalist more courteously than De Brazza.
There Is a perpetual smile in his eyes, which
seem as a reflection of those Italian skies under
which, I believe, he was born.
His tall,
supple frame bends condescendingly on the
appearance of an interviewer. He is ready
at once not only to reply to any amount
of questions, but even to suggest them, and
his answers are al ways given in a soft, musical
tone, which caresses the ear as a warm, south­
erly breeze.
Strange to say, however, as soon as Mr.
Reporter has vanished, quite charmed, from
Do Brazza’s presence, he finds out that the
French, or rather Italian, explorer has with­
held from him all information of real inter­
est, it having happened that the wily gentle­
man was desperately chewing his cigarette,
atid thereby muffling bis words, each time he
was letting some cat out of tho bag for Mr.
Reporter’s benefit Stanley, after a short
moment of apparent coldness and stiffness,
lays his pipe down and opens his mind with
an absolutely American frankness, fearless­
ness and sincerity. The whole difference lies
there. Do Brazza, unlike tho hero of Lafon-
taine’s fable, resembles a sheet of iron paint-
od green, like a reed, on the surface; whereas
Stanley Is the reed which seems unbending at
first sight because it is painted over in iron
hue«.—Brussels Cor. Chicago Inter Ocean.
Carrying Off the Silverware.
Such queer things happen constantly in
what is called “Washington society” that one
ceases to be surprised at almost anything, no
matter how absurd or outrageous, that may
be told in connection with its doings. Tho
following is at present going the rounds of
the clubs: A certain hostess, the leader of
one of the most exclusive sets here, gave a
handsome luncheon the other day. Near tho
plates of guest« there was put a silver salt
cellar of curious and artistic design. Against
each salt cellar rested the card bearing the
name of tho guest It so happened that these*
salt cellars wore tho gift of a very dear
friend; in fact, they had been presented to
tho hostess on her wedding day, and she
valued them accordingly. Imagine her dis­
may and indignation when she saw on© of tho
guests, after admiring the design, and evi­
dently supposing from the card resting
against tho salt cellar that it was intended as
a favor, take it up and put it in her pocket.
Worse than that, most of the other guests,
not only one, followed her example. The
hostess was speechless with surprise. She
completely lost her presence of mind. A pain­
ful silence ensued, and tho company parted
under tho impression that their hostess had
suddenly beeu taken ill When tho doors had
closed upon tho last guest tho unfortunate
giver of the feast found upon counting her
treasures that she had only two left. The
next day came an explanation. A polite
note was received from a lady who had
been present saying «he bad neglected to take
her favor, motioning it, and asking the
hostess to kindly send it. It was «ent—
Washington Cor. Now York Tribune.
The Autocrat and the Princes.
Health—Thoughts ou Women,
Good Meat—Nervous Prostration—Pun­
ishing Children—For Teachers—Fem­
inine View—Notos and Paragraphs.
The saving of a few pennies here and there
in t he household expenses will in time give re­
sult« such a» no housekeeper who has not tried
the plan would believe. An excellent little
mother of a large family uptown keeps a
little bank on the sitting room mantel into
which is dropped a penny each time a slang
word is used, a dish broken, a hat or coat
flung carelessly on a chair, or any other rule
of the house disobeyed. In this way a neat
little sum of perhaps a dollar is collected each
month, and this is always used to buy some­
thing to beautify their modest little apart­
ment. Last month it was a Tow crimson
globe for the parlor lamp, and the month be­
fore materials for a handsome sofa cushion,
made by the oldest daughter.
A younger housekeeper has found a way
that is not altogether new’, that gives her
many pretty articles each year. Every even­
ing her better half must confess how much
he has spent on cigare or tobacco, and de
posit a similar amount in a pretty little box.
If she indulges in candy she hands back from
the box the amount she has spent on the
sweets. For the first four months of her
married life she only made about 15 cents a
day; now she collects from 40 to 50 cents
regularly, and as she only eats a pound of C0-
cent candy a week her gains aro considerable.
Last month they were over $14. Even 10 cents
each day would in a year amount to the neat
sum of $36.50, and it seems only fair that the
wife should ba allowed the samo amount for
personal luxuries, especially when she does
not use it in health destroying tobacco.
There are any number of ways, in which
taxes, very lighu of couree, may be levied on
the members of the home to the advantage of
all. Every time the head of the house ta late
for supper tax one penny, every time the
mistress forgets to sew on buttons, when the
want has been brought to her knowledge,
she must also forfeit a penny. Finding fault
with the coffee, being cross to the children,
changing servant girls or washwomen oftener
than once a mouth, bringing company home
to dinner without the knowledge and per­
mission of tin* mistress, sleeping until after
church time on Sundays, forgetting errands I
and all such light but trying sins should be
paid for and the money used for tho advan­
tage of the family. Two or three good
magazines, pictures, books and even a piano
might be purchased with such a fund.—New
York Journal.
Hints for Raby’s Health.
" ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound
of cure’ is an old and time honored saw, but
it is one parents would do well to remember
in these days of croup, measles and diph­
theria,” said a prominent physician recently to
a reporter. “One of the first safeguards
against disease is pure air and exercise.
Nothing increases the activity of the lung«
like bodily exercise, and in order that it may
bo beneficial to the whole system it should be
carried on in the open air. Some of them are
too young to leave the nursery, and it is here
that their little lives are very often imperiled
by ignorant mothers and nurses. Gas and
paraffine lumps should never be used in tlio
nursery. In almost every room where gas is
burned a plant will droop and die. Children
are like plants; they require above all things
pure air, light and sunshine—not gaslight,
but daylight, sunlight, and as much of it as
possible. The nursery in my house is the
largest and sunniest room under the roof. In
it there are no heavy hangings to hold the
dust and obscure the light, nor are there any
gas pipes. Gas is injurious in many ways.
Its light is too strong for a babe’s eyes; it ab­
sorbs all the pure air in the room before tho
child can get a chance to inflate its little
lungs with oxygen; its heat is enervating, and
there is always the danger of leakages. These
leakages may be so small as to be impercepti­
ble. but quite large enough to be pernicious
to health.
Purity of water, however, is almost as es-
senlial as purity of atmosphere. This can be
had by boiling all tho water necessary for tho
nursery before it is used. Such treatment
removes all impurities and destroys their ef­
fect. Another good thing to remember is the
necessity, that exists for fat in some form os
an element of children s diet. I have seen
fathers and mothers, to w hom tho cost of the
article was nothing, deny their children suf­
ficient but ter to make their bread palatable.
This is wrong. Butter should never be
spared. Any parent who denies their chil­
dren this commodity deserves to pay tho doc­
tor, and to pay him well, too. Children who
are given enough butter and other fats rarely
suffer from necrosed joints and scrofulous
glands, to say nothing of marasmus tabes,
mesenterico, hydrocephalus and consump­
tion. Besides the ounce of prevention mat­
ter, parent« would do well to bear in mind
that other old Raw, which advises us not to
be penny wise and pound foolish.—New York
Mail and Express.
A Woman’s Thoughts on Women.
I have been sitting by the firo knitting and
thinking, trying to plan out something for
tho future, until in sheer weariness I stop
and come to the conclusion that too much
thinking is not good for a woman, They say
she jumps at conclusions and gains the same
result that man arrives at by laborious effort.
I feel sure I was nearer right on the subject
an hour ago than I am now, after trying to
seo all sides of it, and losing my courage over
its dangers. I call to mind Mary Lyon, tho
founder of Mount Holyoke Female seminary,
and her rule of action which she taught her
pup'.ls: “Walk straight in the path of duty,
satisfied to : co o;:o step at a time, and trust
that light v.’i i come for tho next step;” and
she assured them from her own experience
that light always came. Mary Lyon’s nature
was a strong, rugged one, of the true New
England type, and her brave spirit (lid
not shrink if tho light disclosed sharp rocks
for her feet instead of tender grass; but she
reached her goal of great usefulness to other
women, and gave them a health and strength
that has been, and will bo, handed down to
many generations. Her rule presupposes n
strong faith in overruling spiritual agencies,
and also a firm adherence to duty, whether
pleasant or painful. Will it apply to the
present generation and help us, (or instance,
in rearing a large family of children upon a
limited income? Will it decide tho question
of <hat our young men and maidens shall do
* hen they come to tho fork in tho road where
they must choose for themselves? Will it de­
ride for us, when our work for them seems
done for the present I They are gone from
us, and yet we are not quite ready to curl up
in the chimney corner and rest—Lucy Hol­
brook in Herald of Health.
The Prince of Wales is of a lively tempera­
ment and a very cheerful aspect—a young
girl would call him “jolly” as well as “nice.”
I could uot help thinking of the story of “Mr.
Pope” and his Prince of Wales, as told by
Horace Walpole: “Mr. Pntw,you don’t love
princes.” “Sir; I beg you. pardon.” “Well,
you don't love kings, then.” “Sir, I own I love
the lion l>est before bis claws are grown.”
Certainly, nothing in Prince Albert Edward
suggests any aggressive weapons or ten-
The lovely, youthful looking, gracious Alex­
andra, that always affable and amiable Prin­
cess Ixmise, the tall youth who sees the crown
and scepter afar oil in bis dreams, the slips of
girls so like many school misses wo left behind
us—ail those grand personages, not being on
exhibition but off enjoying themselves, just
is I was and ns other people were, seemed
very much like their fellow mortals. It is
Overtaxing the Nervous System.
really easier to feel at bom© with tho highest
The terrors of nervous prostration—that
people in th© land than with the awkward com­
moner who was knighted yesterday.—O. W calamity which seems a new foe, but is really
only a new name for an old one—haunt men
Holmes in Atlantic.
almost equally with women. If men bold out
The latest gustatory achievement in Waab- longer against its approaches, which ta doubt­
inton ta a conjunction of steamed oysters ful, they succumb almost hopelessly, snd need
long- - (or a cura I know young men of fine
• Ub ou.rr.
, physique who having for a year or two
undertaken to combine too many anxietie«—
I for instance, a bread earning occupation and
the study of a profession—have taken to their
bed in otter helplessness and frequent tear«,
and remained there for years. “Moro pangs
and fears thun wars or women have ’ were
their penalty for an over taxation of tho
nervous system. The fact that, cs tho lifo
insurance companies tell us, women on tho
whole outlivo men, seems to indicate that
their nerves, if more sensitive than those of
men, are more elastic, and offer a better re­
sistance to the wear and tear of events; for
we must remember that it is not the great
things of life which prove exhausting, buttbj
small ones, because these call out less in the
way of resources to meet them, just as people
take cold more readily after a warm bath
than alter a cold one, for want of a reaction.
“You cannob seriously maintain,” said ft
clever woman once to me, “that any cares of
political or business life can lx? so wearing, on
the whole, as the task of cooking a dinner. ’
Then sho proceeded to explain how the cook,
before every dinner, had to deal with a dozen
different articles of food, no two of which
laid to be prepared in the same manner, or
manipulated with the same touch, or exposei1
to tho same degree and kind of heat, or cooked
for tho same length of time; that the ciX'k
had constantly to be going from ono to the
other, and keeping all in mind; and that, ‘o
bring them ull out in readine« at thowj>-
pointed time, neither underdone or overdore,
neither slackbaked nor burned, neither too
cold nor too hot—that this was un achieve­
ment worthy of «lemigods and herd's. Ai.d
I was quite inclined, at length, to be con
vinced; certainly it was much easier for m©
co own myself convinced than it would have
been to cook the dinner.—T. W. Higginson in
Harper’s Bazar.
Women in Music.
Much has been written lately regarding the
reason why there aro no great female com-
»osei-s. There can bo no doubt that, in other
irts besides music, women have achieved but
little that can lay claim to immortal fame
Perhaps the principal re&eon of this is that
their affoctiona are too exclusively personal.
A girl will assiduously practice on tho piano
as long as that will assist her in fascinating
her suitors. But how many women outside
he ranks of teachers continue their practice
after marriage from the impersonal love of
music itself ? Needless to say they have no
time; for every hour devoted to emotional
refreshment strengthens the nerves for two
hours of extra labor.
No doubt there is something comic in the
ardent affection with which a professor hugs
his pet theory regarding the Greek native, or
the origin of honey in flowers, and in the fe­
rocity with which lie will defend it against
his friends, if they happen to oppose it. But
such complete devotion to abstract theories is
absolutely necessary to the discovery of orig­
inal ideas: and, as women are rarely able or
willing to emerge from the haunts of per­
sonal emotion, this explains why they have
achieved greatness in hardly any art but
novel writing, which is chiefly concerned with
personal emotions. Among great performers,
on the other band, there are as many talented
women as men, if not more. Blit it is a cu­
rious fact that even the best lady pianists
seldom learn to improvise in an interesting
manner. A malicious bachelor has suggested
that if, in teaching harmony, the chords were
mado personal by calling them “Charlie” and
•‘William” instead of “tonic” and “domi­
nant,” women would soon le:.rn to improvise
charmingly.—American Musician.
Punishing Children Sensibly.
If parents were as sure of their children as
the farmer is of his cabbages, there ought •-o
oo no doubt on this ¡>oint, because the experi­
ence of the parent ought to indicate at once
! the proper treatment for tho mental disorder,
assuming that all wickedness is a mental di*
irder. But, as a matter of fact, how often do
wo punish on scientific principles.
If whipping is found to make Arthur an
angel for several hours or days, tho chances
are that when Lilly comes upon the seem» the
efficacy of whipping will lie so well established
in tho parents’ mind that she will get a cer
tain amount of whipping to no good, anil that
the failure of the punishment will be ascribed
to stubbornness, which calls only for a double
Perhaps tho following plan, which I adopted
experimentally somo time ago, may commend
itself to some parents, even though 1 have no
wonderful results to offer. In an old account
book I have a few pages devoted to my chil
dren; in the part devoted to each child I Dote
ho offense under the proper date, tho punish
meat adopted, or punishments if the first lias
lot proved sufficient, and tho results. For
instance, on such a day I find that Lilly, aged
1, got at tho shoe blacking bottle, soiled her
>wix hands and the baby’s frock. Punish­
ment: No cake at luncheon. Tears, but no
xpreseion of remorse. Twelve days after,
iccording to tho ledger, Lilly tried the
bottle again; this time sho was compelled to
wash her own bands until tho last vestige of
blacking had disappeared. It took her half
in hour, and there ¡3 no record of a repetition
ths offense.—Philip G. Hubert in Baby­
Self-Respect and Courtesy,
The potency of a graciou3 manner was
hown notably a few years ago by an inci
lent which occurrod in one of our large cities.
A young girl who had been a seamstress mar-
ied the son of a wealthy anil influential
,’amily. ncr husband brought her home while
□is mother and sisters, with a large number of
;uests, wore at their country seat. It was re­
solved before tho bride arrived that she
‘should bo taught to know her place;” that
ho must bo tpught to realize that, although
in the family, sho was not of it.
Tho houso was filled with experienced
women of society, skilled in every method of
administering snubs, from the stinging sar­
casm to tho smile of icy civility. Tho little
woman who was their intended victim had
neither birth, fortune, experience, nor even
education to defend her. But sho had a sim­
ple, self-respecting manner, softened by the
most exquisite courtesy.
“It was an armor of proof,” said a specta­
tor. “If they insulted or snubbed her, sho
was apparently unconscious of it, and
turned to the m with tho same gracious, cor-
dial kindness. She conquered. Tho dullest
woman among her enemies at last understood
that tho poor little girl was better bred than
Stocking Frames.
I have used for many years a little device
which has prevented ahrinking in my chil-
I ilren'a stockings, r.nd may bo of use to other
mothers. Draw the shape of your child's
stocking on u piece of paper; then have this
shape cut from a half inch board, pinned and
nicely rounded and smoothed eft at the
edges. Bore a hole in tho top and put ill a
loop of string. Stretch tho children's
washed stockings, while wet, over this
form, nnd hang by tho loop in some warm
place to dry. Several stockings can be dried
on one form, over each other, but of course
the drying is slower. I have two forms made
I for each size of stocking. Models of a similar
i kind can be used for drying children's woclen
undershirts. I havo known those already
shrunk brought back nearly to their original
size in this way. These in«l< Is should be
merely the shape of the body, since forcing
them into the alee-es would be apt to tear ths
shirt If we «itb to strateh the slwvos ws
could have separate model» for theta. - Baby­
Don’t Overwork the Boy».
Farmers aro sometimes very inconsiderate TOLD BV EX-REPRESENTATIVE OE ar .
in the treatment of their sons. U ithout
meaning any harm thev impose labor upon
boy« which should be the work of men. Now
tho physical energies ot a growing boy have A Gun Maker'. CUtmu-Aa
ahvady an important work allotted to then),
With the l-reshlent-Llucoiii'. r.rwoal
that of building up a strong, healthy organi­
Appearance-A Per«ua.lVe F.xe.u,|„
zation. Th© vital force cannot lie exerte«l i:i
Daounieiit—Admiral Dahlgren.
making muscles and bone, and at the same
timo bo expended in a hard day’s woi k in the
I first saw Mr. Lincoln in th.. sun,ni„ .
cornfield. We have seen many instance« of 1863. I had been elected iuthesprineof th»
boys being stunted and dwarfed because they yd w ?Vhirty elg.hth , 0”c,t's’ «"<> vUrt
were overworked by an unconscious luthei. id W asliington some time in Jlme to look
When work ta crowding in tho fields there is quarters tor tho coming December »¿i P
a strong temptation to utilize every muscle, Tho corridors ot Willard’s hotel were crowdS
to provide means for tho growing hogs at tne with oflk-ers on leave, office wekers
expcase of his own growing boy. This w tractors and jobbers-the swarm which .T
I all wrong. A farmer would uot for un in­ ways gathers around the hive of tlir>tr,.am,W’
stant think of harnessing his 6-months old The most conspicuous figure, and one of tL
colt and hitching him to a plow, and why r.w;t rcmarltabb I over saw, was Horatio
should not the growing boy havo the same Allies, un iron founder of Falls Villatre Co,,
thoughtful consideration? Don t overwork a brother of Oakes Ames. He clai^d
the boys. They are all tho material wo have to have invented a procea of f
to make men of.—Atlanta Constitution.
tag wrought iron camion of heavy calibre
by subjecting the molten metal to tC
Rulo* for Success.
impact of two immense trip hammer» wh b
My advice to women is possibly worthless with characteristic grim humor ho hadnarJ
and without merit. But this is it:
respectively “Thor” and “Odin.” \ln2
If there is anything you want to do,, do it. complained that though hi8 guns lmd J«!
or do the nnxt best thing.
subjected to unf. ir tests by Dahlgren wk,
Do not expect that when misfortune conies was then chief of the ordnance bureau tod
' byon that tho whole world is going to drop though it hud withstood all attempt» to burst
its shovel and come and ask you “what you it—while the Dahlgren guns had burst li“»
would like.” If you think tho world owes glass buttles—yet lie comd neither get a iw
you a living, go ahead and make it. It’s port in his favor nor an authentic record of
tho experiments. Ames soon discovered that
If you area working woman of greater or I was one of the newly elected Connecticut
less degree, don’t wear the fact on a placard members, and insisted that in the absence of
like a leper. The work1 does not like it.
his own immediate representative it was mv
If you have a shadow of a roof tree to fly duty to present lib ap eal to President U
*o, fly there and stay lieneath it.
coir. I did not “hanker after the job” to
And above all, bring up your girls, if God use one of tho expressive phrases of Mr. Lio
is cood enough to give you such, to think the coin. But Ames was not the man tontand
vune.—Fannie B. Merrill in New York niton etiquette and 1 finally yielded to his
.mportunity, on condition, that an intervi w
should lie arranged with Mr. Lincoln', al>
How to Know’ Good Meat.
Dr. Letheby lays down the following sim proval.
Every one knows the general appeanmeotf
pie rules for the guidance of those in search
Mr. Lincoln. That ho was tall, swarthy
of good meat:
It is neither of a pale pink nor of a deep awkward nnd unconventional in dress and
manner nre the broad outlines of any con-
purple tint.
It has a marked appearance from the rami­ ccption of him. But no one who has not
fication of little veins of fat among the stood face to fnce with tho man < an ever
rea'ize a lifelike idea of the great original. As
It should be firm and elastic to the touch. he rose—and seemed to keep on rising-before
Bad meat is wet, sodden and flabby, with the me, his hair was black, coarse and of an un­
kempt appearance, his nose prominent, hu
(at looking like jelly or wet parchment.
It should have little or no odor, and the cheek bones high, his cheek« very hollow, hw
odor should not be disagreeable. Diseased complexion swarthy, his manner gracious
meat lias a sickly, cadaverous smell, and but subdued, while his eyes had an expression
sometimes a smell of physic. This is discov­ tRat I find myself incapable of describing, as
erable if the meat is chopped and drenched though they ¿iy in ambush in their deep cav­
ern«, ready to spring forth or retreat further
with warm water.
It should not shrink or waste much in cook­ within, as occasion required. He was awk­
ward, but it was tho awkwardness of nature,
ing.—Herald of Health.
which is akin to grace. Tho expression of
his face was earnest, with a shade of sadness,
The Feminine Point of View.
his voice was soft and at times as tender
“I notice,” said a lady friend the other day, and
as a woman’s.
“that some fool man has invented a collapsing
I had prepared what I thought n neat little
hat for ladies to wear to public entertain­
ments. He might havo saved himself his sjieech of introduction, but he at once put niy
pains. Women wear high hats simply be­ rhetoric nnd embarrassment to flight by
cause they are the fashion. Beauty or ugli­ taking ine by the hand and saying, “Well,
ness, comfort or convenience has nothing to what does little Connecticut want?”
The tone, the familiar address, the friendly
do with the question. The collapsing hat i#
not fashionable, and that settles it. I don’t manner, the gracious smile ftt once put me at
know where our fashions come from or who my case, and I rtuted my caso as to a friend,
sets them, but 1 know we don’t. American and almost on equal. Mr. Lincoln listened
women have nothing to do but blindly follow, with evident interest. Ames had stated that
and I tell you now, in all seriousness, that all a record existed of the various charges, the
the talk in newspapers and tho indignation of number of firings and the resjiective result«
tho public has not done a particle of good. to each gun, and that it would vindicate all
The high hats will go when the fashion he claimed, but he had been denied access ¿0
changes mid not a day before.”—Philadelphia it. Mr. Lincoln closed the interview by re­
questing me to procure it and bring it to him
at 8 o’clock that evening. And to my sug­
Each of Privacy in Our Homes.
gestion that 1 was unknown at the department,
A correspondent writes to The Boston be took an executive exvelopo from a buudle
which lay always on bis table and wrote the
I Transcript calling attention to tlio fact that
in this country window shades arc frequently following: “Let Mr.---- , of Connecticut,
left up after the lamps are lit. “IIow verj- have a copy of such record as he indicates.
odd,” ho says, “this would seem to an Eng­ A. Lincoln.”
lishman! The moment a lamp is lighted in
Armed with this concise but persuasive
an Englishman’s house, in town or country, executive message, we visited the navy de­
down goes tho curtain. An American lia.1- partment, where we waited in the anteroom
seemingly none of that nice sense of privacy for more than two hours for the ar. ival of
that tlio Englishman owns. Ho can sit in th< Commodore Dahlgren, who was said to be
bosom of his family, cat, drink, b£ merry, absent. Suspecting after a while that Dahl­
dandle bis child upon his knee, poke his fire, gren’s absence was rather conventional than
road his paper, all uncugained to the out
actual, we at last pushed by tho janitor into
side world.”
tho chief’s room, where wo found him calmly
writing nt his desk, where he had probably
A Housekeeping Eiluoution.
been from tho commencement. My request
A Rangoon English journal recently, in for a copy of the report was curtly refused,
discussing tlio education of European girls in until I produced tho envelope with the un­
the far east, made a strong plea for the teach mistakable sign manual of the president, caus­
Ing of cooking and housekeeping in th' ing as much consternation as though one of
schools. It declared that the general disin­ Dahlgren’s own guns had buret in in his own
clination to marry among young men in tb< department. Wo got what wo wanted and
civil service who are living on a fixed salarj took it to the president that evening accord­
was attributable largely to the fact that tin ing to appointment.
young women were unable to do any house
Mr. Lincoln sat at an office desk, under
work, or even to direct properly the servants which bis long legs protruded to an extent
of a household.—Harper’s Bazar.
which made them conspicuous. At first he
had on a pair of carpet slippers, but as the
The Effect Our,Clothes Have.
convolution progressed he unconsciously
Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney, in a practical tall; withdrew his feet, disclosing what seemed to
to young women at Boston, gave a new turn be a pair of dark yarn stockings, through
to tho definition of the word “becoming.’’ which bad worked his great toe, and this he
Instead of garments becoming the person, kept in almost perpetual motion. The record
she said, “we become like our clothes; if we verified the claim of Mr. Ames, and after
put on a hat that is a little exaggerated in much discussion and searching questions Mr.
style, wo give our heads a toss to corrasponu Lincoln took an executive envelope and wrote
with it; the Quakers have calm, placid faces the following: “If Horatio Ames will make
harmonizing with their clothing.”
ten wrought iron guns after his method,
which will answer satisfactorily such tests as
Imitation Ground Glass.
I shall order, I will set; that ho gets paid $1
A very good imitation of ground glass fe per pound for each gun. A. Lincoln.”
produced by dissolving three tablespoonfuls
Thus ended my first interview. I never
of Epsom salts in a pint of warm water, and saw Ames afterward, but was told by Oakes
applying it to the glass with a common paint Ames, his brother, that the guns were made,
brush. This ans were admirably when a sort answered all tests, and that his brother re­
of screen is wanted. The solution must be ceived $100,OtX) on the strength of that envel­
applied to the side of tho glass which is not ope.—Augustus Brandegee in New ^ork
exposed to the weather.—Atlanta Const itu Tribune.
Servants and Slave.
London Reportorial Enterprise.
Tho London Times has not often of late dis­
“How many servants do you keep?” asked
an old friend of Marion Harland’s husband, tinguished itself by ente¡•prise in getting
when they had been married about six news, but there ta no doubt of its power to
keep a bit or intelligence away from its rivals.
“Three—and one slave,” was the prompt re­ Lord Randolph Churchill’s resignation, an­
joinder. “The slave is my wife.”—New York nounced exclusively by “The Thunderer," is a
Into example. Tho young statcsnuui drove
into 1;rinting House square shortly after 11
For Teacher« nn<l I’arents.
o’clock nt night and asked to see tho editor.
If in instructing a child you are vexed with He was 1. dgod with l.inWor nearly an hour,
it for want of adroitness try. if you ha\e at the end of w hich timo, lo! as Mr. B-’ac*
------ ------
never tried before, ---
to -- write
with -your lcf( says in his novels, a strange thing happen© •
band, anil remember that a child ta all left As soon as Lord Randolph had been seen 0
hand.—Chicago Living Church.
tho premises an order was issued to lock every
door, back and front, ami take the keyutotje
Care of Tlat Irons.
editor’s room. Dispatches, as they arrived
Irons that have boon once red__
hot _____
never through the night, were taken in at n wind©*
retain the heat so well afterwards, and will in tho courtyard. Not n soul, from the edllof
always bo rough. Be careful not to put them to the printer’s d vil, was peimitted to k^vo
on the stove hours before they are needed, the premises on any pretext whatever.
and after using them alw^-s stand them on somo hours mystery and consternMj®®
brooded over tlie establishment Tbo*av<
was tiil 2 o'clock in the morning
Cleaning Saucepan..
All th" labor of scraping saucepans in the brrarts of tho editor and two
which oatmeal or mush has been boiled nicy writers. The paragraph announcing t
1» saved by allowing the saucepnu to stand resignation, and tho articles commenti^
on the table for five nritmtes l^fore pouring thereon, were w ritten and held back to
lost moment But even then, the hour ww
the contents into the dish.
one at which other papers had gone to
the doors were still locked, and it was n'
The Best Safeguard.
The sooner jiurent» awake co the fact that the paper ba«l g^ne to press that the
the best they can do by their sons is to cause were unlocked. —New York Tribune.
them to learn a trade, tlie better for the
country.—Boston Budget.
Min Dora Wb€«l«r won the priar OT'tr J.
artl«t (tud< nt. for brr atadjr of -I'"1*
Smeke stains can be removed from mica •¡nee put Into tapestry by tba A mwi *
ia stove, by thoroughly soaking it in vinegar