The Telephone=register. (McMinnville, Or.) 1889-1953, March 02, 1888, Image 1

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angliters of the Wealthy—Family Sym­
pathy—Lady and Servant—A Woman's
Baby—Good Advice.
Dust—Golds—Washing Fluids—Items.
The various ways in which even the plain-
t dishes may be made appetizing and hand-
me should be known to all housekeepers,
krticularly at this season of the year, when
stive occasions are most frequent. It is
sy to garnish dishes richly for a trifling
tlay of time and trouble, and the increased
auty of a table well repays the pains taken,
many homes the appearance of the table
n be improved and stiffness avoided by the
ercise of a little ingenuity, and what house-
eper is there who would not rather have a
w simple dishes prettily served than a num-
r carelessly prepared? It is frequently the
se that the dessert is generously decorated
hile the meats and vegetables are served
ithout the slightest attempt at ornamenta-
on. Pickles of almost every variety are
seful for garnishing fish as well as cold
teats. A piece of whitefish can be trimined
ith a slice of lemon in the center and
»rinkled with the yolk of a hard boiled
;g that has been put through a hair sieve,
ho egg can be put on in geometrical lines
r in the form of a star, and the dish be bor-
sred with capers or small chilies, or, if pre-
irred, parsley.
Stewed whitefish, with white sauce, should
a ornamented with gherkins cut in long,
irrow strips and cajurs laid in small rings
ver the centre. Many cooks cut the whites
f eggs into rings and lay them on fish in the
‘ereotyped fashion. They should be separated
om the yolks and cooked as follows: Grease
1 ordinary jam pot, put in the whites, and
it the pot in a saucepan of boiling water;
>ver and steam until set, when any devices
in be cut from them—leaves, stars, di«-
For fish cakes, croquette« and other snack«,
led parsley is an ornament. It should bo
ery dry. Put it into a wire basket and
lunge it into smoking fat It will become
risp in a moment and the color will be re­
Bread crumbs, colored pink and yellow,
lake pretty decorations for many dishes,
egetable coloring is not uuwholosome, and
m be used in food decoration successfully,
ellies, bread • "limbs, and even vegetables
an be colored * oorders of dishes, and they
dd greatly to the effectiveness of «any
lain meats.
A handsome dish of vegetables, either tur-
ips, carrots, or potatoes, can be made with
ltemate layers of green peas and capers laid
ver them in rows and the top crowned with
trifling quantity of current jelly. Chopped
sets, capers and parsley introduced into
dad make it better and improve its looks,
or boiled fish lobster coral should be added
> the sauce, and in lieu of this bread emmha
>lored pink make an excellent substitute.
Potted meats can be made to look showy
ad handsome if strips of the hard white of
a egg is laid on in a kind of trellis work,
he meat can be arranged in any shape and
ecorated to suit the fancy with whites of
gg which have been previously prepared ac-
ording to the directions above. Curled but-
ar, which is obtained by rubbing through a
air sieve and taking it up carefully, to a
iretty ornament to cold sliced turkey oi
hicken. Tufts of parsley add to the attrao
¡veness of this dish. Dark green olives may
,ke the place of the parsley if preferred.
Currant jelly laid on in round heaps deco­
de a dish of boiled rice, and if the rice iu©
$en cooked with the addition of lemon juice
i the water, thereby increasing its whitens«
id causing the grains to separate well, it
ill be very pretty, particularly if about tho
Iges of the dish are laid bits of watercress,
wallops of fish or poultry are improved by
te addition of small portions of macaroni
id tomatoes put along the edges of the dish
id on top of the scallops.—New York Sun.
Daughter, of the Rich.
careless hour, grow to be women, and there
you have the society of the future, and to a
certain extent the society of today—families
scattered by the hand of event, member from
member swept by the besom of chance, with
no cohesive principle, no cohesive attach­
ment; in fact bringing up precisely the state
of affairs that exists between my friend Sam
and his brother.
I don’t believe in this everlasting talk
about the “good old days,” for in the good
old days we had no palace cars, no electric
lights, no decent eating and drinking facili­
ties on railways, no telegraph communica­
tion, no elevated railroads, for all of which
we are indebted to the good new times, when
the brain of science directs the hand of cap­
ital for tbe convenience, the comfort and the
humanizing of mankind; but there was a
something worth keeping in the good old
times, or else this proud nation of ours would
not be supreme as she is to-day, or else law
would not, in the court of last resort, be re­
spected as it is to-day, or else the strained
conditions that exist between capital on the
one hand and labor on the other could not be
restrained within the present limits today,
but chief among those good things of tha
good old days was a family sentiment, which
bound heart to heart, interest to interest,
making brothers and sisters and father and
mother an entity, a commonwealth.—Joe
Howard in Boston Globe.
Mistress and Helper.
I admit that there are some empty headed,
unchristian women who prefer to have
menials about them, and to whom the words
“my servants” have a very pleasant and aris­
tocratic sound; but I am glad to say I believe
they are in the minority.
I have in mind a lady who had several
servants who were ignorant, and content to
be so; insolent, in many cases; fond of low
company, and who thought they had done a
smart thing when they had in any way over­
reached their mistress. These girls the lady
treated as servants pure and simple. They
ate and received their company In the
kitchen, and the words exchanged with them
were about their work, and nothing more.
But it happened that one fortunate day
this lady secured as a helper an intelligent,
well read, honest girl, who thought every­
thing that was done should be well done; and
after that there was no servant—or what is
generally meant by that term—in that house.
Mistress and helper discussed the latest maga­
zine articles, or talked of Howells’ or Mrs.
Whitney’s latest book while the baking and
brewing went on, and if the mistress some­
times corrected the maid on a point of house­
work, the maid returned the favor by cor­
recting the mistress, pn a quotation from
Shakespeare, or recalled to her mind some
name in a novel by Scott or Thackeray.
And when tbe kitchen work was done, the
two sat together in the parlor over books or
sewing, or rode or walked together. They
made calls and received callers together. In
brief they were companions; and when, after a
few years of this happy relationship, the
mistress died, the girl who had been em­
ployed by her mourned for her as for a dear
friend.—Lida A. Churchill in Demorest’s
Invention of a Charitable Woman.
The wife of Mr. E. Prentiss Bailey, of The
Utica Observer, has iuvontive as well as
philanthropic genius. Long an earnest
worker in fields of charity, she found that in
the hospitals it was often necessary to em­
ploy tfxtra nurses to move patients, and that
the task was always a strain both upon the
sick and those in charge of them. She saw
and contrived a way in which to help the
sick to help themselves and it is very simple
and effective.
Two iron sockets are attached firmly to the
sides of a bedstead by screws, and into these
are fitted short poles, and between the poles
is suspended a horizontal bar, also fitted into
clamps, and adjustable to any height above
the head of the patient lying on the bed.
From this bar hang a pair of strong straps
with grips, and these can be moved from
right to 15it at will. By grasping these straps
the sick man can utilize the strength of the
arms to lift himself up, to change his posi­
tion, to turn over and to allow the bedding
to be changed.
There are a variety of attachments to the
invention, which extend its usefulness indefi­
nitely. One is a rest for the leg, in which a
broken limb can be placed while it to being
dressed. It to only necessary to unscrew the
sockets attached to the bedstead and change
their location, to utilise this. Another is a
small table for medicines, a book, anything
that a patient wants within immediate reach.
Another is a curtain rod, likely to be espe­
cially serviceable in hospital wards, to avoid
a draft, to shut out the light, or to afford a
degree of privacy.
Mrs. Bailey’s invention has been in use for
some time in Faxton Hospital at Utica,
where it is found to be the greatest comfort
and convenience in a large number of cases.
—Rochester Union.
The daughters of wealthy, luxurious pa­
nts enter into the competitive struggle of
ivishing thousands of dollars on balls and
inner parties, because they ore imbued with
le idea that their position depends on their
ot showing themselves to be outdressed,
outentertalned” or “outgayetied” by any of
leir friends To marry and live in a board-
lg bouse or In a cottage, far removed from
le sacred precincts of fashion, is annihila.
on. No matter if it were to be for only a
ew years, while the husband should be malc-
ng his fortune, such dreeent could not ba
ontemplated. The sociatv young lady wants
o begin her marriage life on the same scale
hat their parents are ending theirs. De­
clining to recognize any other poesibillty,
She has never taKhn steps to learn anything
about domestic duties, and is entirely igno­
Lady Bellairs’ Advice to Girls.
rant of the way to make a dress or trim a
bonnet. Bhe employs the most expensive of
A loud, weak, affected, whining, harsh or
trades people, probably spends double what shrill tone of voice.
an English nobleman’s daughter would, and
Extravagances in conversation — such
wastes more on ice cream, candy, and flow­ phrases as “awfully this,” “beastly that,”
ers than the entire Income of a working “loads of time," “don’t you know," "hate,"
Woman. If she goes to the theatre or opera, for “dislike,” etc.
(he must have a carriage, a corsage bouqust,
Sudden exclamations of annoyance,surprise
new gloves, and a supper. None ot her and joy—often dangerously approaching to
toilets must be seen too often, and she must “female swearing”—as “bother 1" “gracious 1”
be registered in the summer at some expen­ ‘»1 'how jolly 1”
sive resort, or go to Europe. Her parents pet
Yawning when listening to any ana
and indulge her in every way, her bachelor
Talking on family matters, even to bosom
friends ..lore her, and «he receives almost as friends.
much worship as did a goddess in the days of
Attempting any vocal or instrumental
Greece and Roma
piece of music that you cannot execute with
Very probably she is pretty, highly edu­ ease.
cated, accomplished, bright, and attractive—
Crossing your letters.
a delightful partner for a dance or a flirta­
Making a short, sharp nod with tbe head,
tion, and very likely an excellent wife for an intended to do duty as a bow.
extremely rich man. But ask her to coma
down from her pedestal, to be the helpmate
An unaffected, low, distinct, silver toned
Oi a man of moderate moans, to cut herself
loose from the acquaintances that can only voice.
The art of pleasing those around you and
t« kept up while ehe is wealthy, to share in
seeming pleased with them aud all they may
his struggles, or to rise or sink with him, and
•he will most likely, politely but firmly re­ do for you.
The charm of making little sacrifices quit«
fuse It la difficult to foresee what the rem­
naturally, as if of no account to yourself.
edy for this state of affair« will be. It is
The habit of making allowances for the
unprecedented, because In European coun­
tries class prejudice, have, as a rule, kept opinions, feelings or prejudices of others.
. An erect carriage—that is, a sound body.
people in sets. Mere wealth eeldom suffices
A good memory for faces and facta con­
to move a family out of its original set, and
nected with them, thus avoiding giving of­
the girl, are content to marry and remain in
fense thr ugh not recognizing or lowing to
the circles to which they have been accus­
tomed, without trying to push themselves people, or saying to them what bad best been
left unsaid.
into higher ones—Chicago Times.
Tbe art of listening without impatience to
prosy talkers, and smiling to the twice told
Old Fash toned Family Rentlment.
tale or joke.
Fathers are over indulgent. Up to a cer­
tain point that answers very well, for chil­
Care of the Baby.
dren are pets and playthings, but later on
Every baby, of course, needs to b. washed
aomes that state of affairs so well put into the all over in warm water ones a day; but this
mouth of old King Lear, who in the depths diurnal bath is positively hurtful unless it is
of his anguish could And no phrase so apt in accompanied by a good honest rubbing.
description of hto lamentable condition as: Now rubbing is a thing very few persons
“How sharper than a serpent's tooth it to to understand, although it Is such an Indispens­
have a thankless child.”
able [art of the daily toilet. To rub an In­
As the twig to bent the tree inclines.
fant properly require, great tenderness and
The boys who were brought up to disre­ care. All such rubbing should be with a cir­
gard tbe Interest and engagements of each cular movement of the palm of the hand,
other, who care nothing for the convenience, and should be rapid, but with very littls
comfort, protection of their sisters, grow in pressure. Abovs all, ths soles of tbs feet
time to be men, and these girls who have no should bs thoroughly rubbed in this wsy,
soQfldences in their mother, who keep their rwitly and quickly, for at least two rniaum
Barreto from each other, who take into the This promotes circulaUon and sends ths blood
boeum of trust tbe casual acquamtance of a
Ons Dvor North of sor sr Third sad 1 Sts.,
M c M innville ,
or .
flowinE through the tiny heart In like man­
ner the little hands should not be chafed up
and down or squeezed, but the palms should
be treated in the same circular way.
Mothers, as a rule, pay a great deal more ENTERPRISING METHODS OF AMBI­
attention to an infant’s feet than to its hands.
They would not think of leaving it without
socks, even with its feet fastened up in a
blanket; but with the thermometer below Graduates of Oxford and Foreign Noble*
zero they will let it flourish two little red
men Who Wash Dishes, Wait at Table
fists in the cold morning air. Yet how
and Pocket Big Fees—A Fraternal Or­
wretched it is to have cold hands every ono
kuowa Little children, in cold weather,
should not only haveXheir hands rubbed fre­
“You would be surprised, sir,* remarked
quently, but they ought to sleep in knitted tbe beat! waiter of a leading hotel to a re­
mittens as soon as it becomes difficult to keep ported, “to find tbe sort of people wbo pre-
their hands under the coverlid, and that is as , sent themselves to us bead waiters for posi­
soon as they are restless.- -Jane E. Ruutz- tions. You couldn’t tell some of them from
Rees in Demorest's Monthly.
real gentlemen, they are so handsome, and
polished in their manners. Only the other
Want of Sympathy.
day a man presented himself at the door of
Take hospitality, for instance. Does it tbe dining room. He was tall, stout, finely
consist in astonishing tbe invited, in over­ formed, and as dignified as a prince. I bowed
whelming him with a sense of your own as he approached and was about to conduct
wealth, or felicity, or family, or cleverness him to a seat at one of the tables, for I was
even, in trying to ateorb him in your con­ convinced that be was a foreign nobleman.
cerns, your successes, your poseeesions, in ‘Are you the head waiter?* he asked. ‘1 am,
simply what interests you I However delight­ sir,’ I replied; ‘pray, of what service can I be
ful all these may be, it is an offense to his to you?* ‘Give me a position,’ said he. ‘I am
individuality to insist that ho shall admire a waiter, and I come from Saratoga.’
at the point of the social bayonet. How do
“I would have been more surprised than I
you treat tho stranger I Do you adapt your­ was if I bad not often had applications from
self and your surroundings to him, or insist men of similar bearing.”
that he shall adapt hinuelf to you! How
“Did you employ the fellow?”
often does the stranger, the guest, sit in
“Oh, certainly, and ail exceptionally good
helpless sgony in your circle (all of whom waiter he has turned out. He is in demand
know each other) at table or in the drawing all over the dining room, and the ladies are
(oom, isolated and separate, because all the particularly fond of having him wait upon
talk is local and personal, about your little them. He is a graduate of Oxford university,
world, aud the affaire of your clique, and and talks Greek with the fluency of an Athe­
your petty interests, iu which he or she can­ nian. We have Greek scholars in the house
not possibly join! Ab! the Sioux Indians —one of them a professor—and I have been
would not be so cruel as that to a guest. told that his Greek and Latin are unusually
There is no more refined torture to a sensitive fine. One night he gave the help in the hotel
person than that! Is it only thoughtlessness! a ‘reading,’ and one of his selections was a
It is more than that. It is a want of sym­ chapter of Virgil. He was applauded so vig­
pathy of the heart, or it is a lack of intelli­ orously for this that ( questioned my men
gence and broad minded interest in affairs concerning their knowledge of Latin, and was
of the world and in other people. It is this surprised to find that quite a number of
trait—absorption in self—pervading society them were acquainted with the dead lan­
more or less that makes it so unsatisfactory guages. Nearly all of my men speak French
to most people in it. Just a want of human and German, and those of them who have not
interest; people do not corn© iu contact.— received good schooling are in the minority.
Harper’s Bazar.
“You must know that there is no trade or­
ganization so compact and fraternal as that
Dangers of Dust.
of tbe hotel waiters. They are good hearted
It is well known that dust is an absorbent felliyvs, as a rule, and will never see one of
and collector of odors, and that it gives them their kind want for anything that they can
out under the influence of both heat and supply. Those in position supply those who
moisture, and that, Independent of these are out of it, and nobody is a whit the wiser.
qualities, it is injurious in itself to even the Masonry itself is outdone by their regard for
most healthy lungs, being composed of mi­ this rule of duty.”
nute particles resulting from the wear and
“Are tbe unemployed waiters who are here
tear of many fabrics, animal, vegetable and aow supported in this way?”
“They are mostly. Nearly all of the recent
“Dust thus constituted,” says the same wrivals came here too soon, and whatever
writer, “cannot but be most dangerous com­ lhey brought with them quickly disappeared.
pany in a room, as, it allowed to remain, it Their condition was made known to the other
becomes poisonous, aud when it is disturbed waiters at once, and the latter supplied them
and enters the lungs has not only an irritat­ with means to secure lodging and enough
ing effect, but becoming moist, gives out its change to keep them alive.”
noxious odors within the body.” It can be
“How much does it cost to keep an unem­
readily seen, then, how important are the ployed waiter alive and cheerful?”
operations of sweeping and dusting, espe­
“Very little, if the men are ‘fly,’ and they
cially the latter.—The Household.
generally are. A smart man whose room
rent has been paid can live gloriously on ten
Use of the Toothpick.
cents a day. There are saloons in this city,
Strict cleanliness to the
both north and sou|h, which supply an 11
o’clock lunch fit for'any man’s meal. In tho
be observed in the care of
eating, remove from the teeth all particles of bill of fare are two or three kinds of hot
food with a toothpick, but never, on any ac­ meat, potatoes fried, stewed and in salad
count, use a pin for this purpose, which is form, tomatoes, chicken croquettes, cold
customary with some. This practice in­ slaw, pickles, bread, mustard, beets, etc. All
dulged in frequently will injure the teeth far a man need do to entitle him to a hack at
more than any one would suppose. Use the this magnificent hungry man’s banquet is to
wooden toothpick, of which there are two purchase one glass of beer.”
“But a man can’t have much fun on one
kinds, the sharp pointed and the flat pointed.
The first is all very well if it does not split, meal a day, can he?”
“He doesn’t need to confine himself to one
leaving a small splinter between the teeth or
under the gums, which is very disagreeable, meal. He has still five cents left, and with
ft not actually painful. For this reason the this he can purchase one beer later on.
“The unemployed napkin artists now in the
flat pointed one is the beet. Rinse the mouth
thoroughly with lukewarm water after eat­ city, attracted by the exposition and its ac­
festivities, are certainly a sorry
ing, if it can be conveniently done.—Boston
looking lot, notwithstanding their sumptuous
living. Their coats are threadbare, and
Best Washing Fluids.
their toes, when not peeping forth from their
Some housekeepers use washing fluids, and books, are struggling to get there. Despite
if the ingredients are harmless they lighten the fraternal care with which their more for­
the labor, without destroying the fabric. The tunate co-laborers regard them, they are not
appetizing to look upon. But one-balf, at
following are among the best fluids:
To five quarts of water put one pound of least, of these will be shortly engaged to
salsoda, half a pound of unslaked lime and a ‘help out’ at the leading hotels. Faw will be
small lump of borax. Boil; when cold pour able to recognize in the smooth shaven model
off and bottla Use one teacupful for every in boiled shirt, spotless cravat, real cuffs and
cutaway, ihe wretch who is today haunting
boiler of clothes.
Another—One-half a bar of hard soap, one tbe free lunch counters, grasping at whatever
ounce each of saltjietre and borax dissolved comes within range of his watery vision.
“There Wh’t a labor union in the country
In four quarts of water; when cold add five
ounces of spirits of ammonia. Bottle and that takes half tbe care of its own that tbe
waiters do of theirs. Occasionally they are
use as soap.
Another—Equal parts of turpentine and economical and put their earnings away, but
tbe great majority spend freely and give
ammonia. Add to water.
away what they can’t spend. Like most
people in their walk of life, they are imita­
For Tender Feet.
A remedy for tender feet is cold water, tive, and the conversation of guests at table
(bout two quarts, two taplespoonfuls of am­ is rarely lost upon them. A first class waiter
monia, one tablespoonful of bay rum. Sit can listen without appearing to, but he misses
with the feet immersed for ten minutes, little that is worth remembering. Often
gently throwing the water over the limbs when we have had distinguished guests at
upward to the knee. Then rub dry with a table, I have heard their speeches rehearsed
crash towel, and all the tired feeling is gone. and dissected in the kitchen. Sometimes 1
This recipe is good for a sponge bath also.— have heard tbe argument of a prominent
statesman torn to shreds by the fellow who
Boston Budget. _________
was waiting to fill his order behind the
For a cough, boil one ounce of flaxseed in a screen.”
“Where do most of your waiter« come
pint of water, strain and add a little honey,
one ounce of rock candy, and the juice of from?”
“They com© mostly from Europe, although
three lemons; mix and boil well. Drink as
it is only once in a while we get one direct
hot as possible. _________
from abroad here in St. Louis. The first stop­
Table linens should always be hemmed by ping place for waiters is New York, but they
hand. Not only do they look more dainty, are a roving set and can’t rest even there.
but there is never a streak of dirt under the As soon as they begin (o hear of the glorious
edge after being laundered, as with machine west they take off their aprons and start.
Sometimes they come west in sleepers and
sometimes in box cars, but they get here just
For chilblains take ten pounds of oak bark, the same. Once in a while a man chines
put it in a kettle and pour on it six quarts of along and asks for work who has seen better
water. Let it boil down to four quarts. day® Among these are noblemen and col-
Soak the feet In it and it will effect a certain
graduates. They may have had plenty
of money when they reached tbe west and
spent it In high living; then their remit­
A decided improvement in the eating bib tances fail to materialize and they are on
for children is made of a towel. It is better their uppers. These men make splendid
to have the towel white. Hollow out the waiters, but they have to begin as dish wash­
neck before binding, and bind with white ers and get accustomed to stepping around
lively before they are intrusted with a table.
Charcoal is recommended as an absorber Still, when they get there they always give
of gases in the milk room where foul gases satisfaction. They appreciate the importance
are present It should be freshly powdered of scrupulous cleanliness, and are invariably
polite without betraying too much humility.
and kept there continually.
“I have a man under me who is such a cor­
Fish is made more digestible and has its rect judge of character that he can tell al­
flavor brought out by a few drops of lemon most to a nickel often, and sometimes to a
cent, what tbe amount of hto tip will be. He
juice squeezed over it
can size a man up like a flash, and hs does it
without giving offense, either. I have seen
Those who are troubled with sleepleasneea
gentlemen upon whom he had waited rise
should, if strong enough to do so, take a long
from tbe table with no intention of paying
walk in the evening.
him anything, and yet he would draw their
chain so deftly away and inquire so earnestly
Kerosene will soften boots and shoes that if they had enjoyed their meal and whether
have t*en hardened by water, and render he couldn’t help them to some little extra
them pliable as new.
delicacy, that they have put their hands in
their pockets and feed him welL”—8t. Louis
Apple saace is mach improved by tbe addi­ Globe-Democrat
tion of a tableopoonful of butter, and re­
quires lem suggar.
Scheme for Swindling Farmers.
Tbe latest scheme to •«India tbe farmer la
Dyspeptic« who use coffee will do well to being perj»-trate<l under the guise of a un­
take it in small quantities, black and strung, called society to prevent the killing of birda
without milk.
A man Invade. tba rural home, talka glibly
about th« good le-mg done for tba farmer by
Tack a piece of ticking inside your ward­ Un birda, and »mis by aeking him to «ign a
robe door and keep your patterns there.
pledge not to kill a bird in twelve mootta
The pledges, with a little manipulation, turn
op in tba way of a promisor? note aad
B*ks trouble. - Ghwago Ntwg
Peculiar Manner of Killing Criminals 11
the Oriental Peninsula.
Tbe manner of killing is peculiar and is
especially obnoxious to the Catholic Chris
tians, who are abundant in this country. An
ordinary Roman cross is set up on a huge
cart drawn by oxen. Tbe man is tie<l to this
with arms extended, and he is thus drawn
through the streets. A c. ier precedes the
procession, announcing the crime for which
tbe man is being punished. His friends are
allowed to follow and protest his innocence
and bewail his sad fate, but as the punish­
ment is usually visited upon the family if tbe
treason has been glaring, the following of
friends is apt to lie rather small.
There are two places of execution at the
capital. One, seldom used, is in the city,
while the chief place is just outside the west
gate, on a hillside, where the immense crowds
upou the city wall and other high places can
get a good view of the interesting sight.
Whether the prisoner, in his exhausted state,
has succumbed to the torture on the cross or
not, on arriving at the place of execution he
is placed face downward, with his neck upon
a block, when, by one stroke, it it is a good
one, the heavy sword severs the head from
the body. The hands and feet are then cut
off, and the mutilated body is carried back
into the city and laid, chest downward, iu
one of the streets, where it must lie for three
It is refreshing to note that tbe people, and
aven tbe dogs, avoid that street for the time
being, and the adjoining shops are closed.
They count from the evening when the body
is laid out till daylight of the third day, so
that the body only lies there one day in re
ality. The foreigners resident in the capital,
luring the time following the emeute of 1884,
when so many political criminals were exe­
cuted, often stumbled upon these horrible
lights in their journeyings about the streets.
On one occasion when the bodies were near
die legations tbe representatives combined
and asked for their remm al.
It should be inentioi xi that the humane
king is opposed to this practice, which custom
seems still to demand. In case tbe accuser
should be proved an impostor and to have ac­
cused the man falsely, the prisoner or his
friends have the right to demand an eye from
him. Their method of obtaining the organ
is quite novel, and if well performed it is
more expeditious than is the modern surgical
method of eneucleatlon. The culprit is made
co stoon over and is then hit with the loaded
and of a flexible stick upon a 8|x)t on the back
)f the bend, when the eye protrudes sufficiently
so that it may be cut off. If, however, the
people who wish the eyo are not prompt in
loing the cutting operation, the prisoner may
juickly replace the eye and possess it there-
ifter in peace, all of which is said to have
seen done many times, but unfortunately has
lot been witnessed, as yet, by foreigners.—
Seoul Cor. Ban Francisco Chronicle.
Poisoned by Mummy Eyes.
A weird interest attaches to mummies, and
•heir coming to life, or exerting an occult in-
luence when resurrected in ono day, has
hirnisked the foundation for soveral ro-
nances. Here is a prosaic and true story,
srjtb the scene laid in matter of fact New
York, which goes far to relievo the romancers
’rom the charge of romancing. Some time
igo Messrs. Tiffany & Co. received an invoice
>f mummies’ eyes. I do not go so far as to
ay that they were the actual eyes of leading
dtizens of Thebes and Memphis, *>ut they
were taken from the eye sockets of i unnnies
exhumed from Egyptian tombs. T l y may
luve been the actual eyes reduced to the
mrd ness of stone by the process of embalin­
ng, or they may have been only false eyes
ike those used by modern taxidermists in
»erpetuating the life semblance of some pet
?ido or Tabby. At all events they wera
tubbed “mummy eyes,” and the jewelers set
ibout getting them ready for the market.
They were amber colored, opaque and luster-
It was thought best to polish them before
etting, and a workman was set at the task.
Before he had been long at the work he l>e-
■ame ill of a fever, and another man was put
>n the job. He, too, became ill of the same
clnd of a fever before ho bad spent much time
>n the job, and three or four other workmen
vlio succeeded him were taken with tho same
ymptoms and suffered a similar illness, nl
.hough others, working on other jobs amid
¡he same surroundings and under the same
conditions, were enjoying theii usual good
leal th. Here is an excellent opportunity for
;he Society for Psychical Research. Were
;heso illnesses simply a coincidence, or did the
liummy eyes really exert some occult and
taneful power for their own protection?-
New York Commercial Advert ser.
Why Corn Bread Is Scarce.
Com bread, once a staple and common nr-
.ice of food, is coming to be regarded as a
uxury. Not only is this true of the north,
jut also of the south, where Indian corn was
it ono time preferred to wheut for making
oread. A Georgian said in explanation of
4io change: ‘‘The comp'alnt that a really
prime article of com or Indian meal cannot
je obtained in towns and cities is general. A
country miller told me that he could not pro-
luce good cornmeal by the use of modern
grinding machinery. The softest and best
Savored meal is made from new com. This
.he proprietors at large nulls refuse to grind.
To get good cornmeal the grinding must be
lone slowly, and it must be given time to
?ool properly before it is moved. This can
)uly be done in country mills, and the supply
is far iiebind the demand.
“Besides this, cornmeal cannot be kept long
without deteriorating. It is not in the matter
)f bread making alone, however, that corn­
meal has fallen into disuse; it is less used for
cooking purposes generally. The greut in­
crease in wheat growing and the improve
ments iti the flour making line, together with
the high price of com and low pricoof wheat,
is in part responsible for this state of things.
Few persons now use com for economical
reasons. Many, however, would prefer it for
a considerable portion of the time, if a good
article could be procured. The southern corn
to preferred to all others, although the flint
corn raised in New England to an excellent
article; but it requires a large amount of
cooking. Com that grows in the prairie
regions of the west to the most undesirable,
and as this represents most of the cereal that
to formate It is not usml to any great extent.*—
New York Mad and Express.
High Priced Peaches Abroad.
An American who recently returned from
England says that liefore sailing he noticed
one day a plate of fine peaches among the
fruit of tlie «lining room at the hotel. lie
inquired their price, and was told that the
peaches were sixty cents apiece, and that
they were “all or nothing* for Englishmen,
as tbe fruit has not yet been brought In
Quantities which insure cheapness.—Chicago
Tax Collect I
in Morocco.
Mul**y Hassan knows how to collect taxes,
anyway. Recently many of his subjects
manifested a tendency to be delinquent
Thereupon he cut off Hie kiwis of a do® n or
•n an<l stu< k them up in front of his palace,
to encourage prompt settlement on the ¡»art
of the others. It worked splendidly. Every
ielinquent taxpayer in Morocco settled up
'.n full,
day—Nt w York TriUuK
NO. 45
Under the Midnight 8un-A Place Where
the Ouly Grass That Grows Is Found
on the Housetops—A Drunken Lap­
There is in mailing a letter at the northern­
most town in the world a sentimental feeling
of satisfaction which has nothing to do with
a desire that It shall arrive sooner at its desti­
nation. This epistle will aocompany me on
the eight day journey south, and I might
write it at any time during tho voyage, but I
shall take it ashore this morning and I shall
hope that the Hammorfest postoffice authori­
ties wifi find time to stamp it with their own
postmark. To do this it will bo nei.-eesary for I
them to be awake. I remember that when I
was last in Hammerfest, at 8 o’clock yester­
day morning, not a soul was stirring in the
placo. The long arctic day had tired them
out, and they slept late. I myself was tired,
for I had remained up until 4 to see the
soenery of the coast; but when the ship
dropped anchor In the harbor an admirable
curiosity had urged me to secure a solitary
boatman, who rowed me ashore for tho sum
of two and a half cents.
As I walked along the main street I found
myself endeavoring to fasten on my mind the
feature, of Hainmeifest by a conqiarisoii ¡
with Tromsoe, the other city of this Ultima
Thule, wnere I had passed the day before.
Tromsoe was a cheerful place, lying on the
slopes of a green, billy island by the blue
waters of a long sound. Even within the
arctic circle it was a very hot day; there was
a luxurious growth of dwarf birches and
wild cherry trees, aud at the end of every
lane there was tbe background of green hill­
side to be seen, from which the grass seemed
to run down all over the place, covering tbe
doorstep, and the walks.
Had it not also been sunny at Hammerfest
I should have lieen ready to shiver. Tbe
town seemed to be a band of little wooden
houses built in a lung half circle round the
harbor under a wall of cliffs front which
many stones bad fallen. If the grass was
everywhere at Tromsoe, the rocks were every­
where at Hammerfest, for I was made con­
scious of them at every turn. When the sun
presently went under a cloud and it grew
chilly, I was reminded whenever I looked
that I was standing under the cold and frown­
ing brow of a precipice. Hammerfest, I was
told, bad a West End, where the finest house,
and the hotel were, and I proceeded thither
along the middle of tbe silent street. On
either side ran rows of houses on a raised
bank; in front of them was a narrow side­
walk to which one might ascend by occasional
flights of steps; but the stones of the walk
were jagged and dangerous,,and the little
square windows were too jealously high in
any case for a passer-by to look in. Among
tbe many white painted signs I hoped to have
found at least one "Bageri” open, where I
might got some coffee and bread, but in vain;
there was not a soul in Hammerfest awake.
I pinned my faith on that hotel in the West
End of which I had beard, and went further,
f have never been in a place bo forbidding
and destitute of soil for verdure as thia The
only grass grew on the housetops, forced by
tbe warmer air from beneath.
Taking a turn, however, to tbe left I ar­
rived at the theatre—a low, wooden building,
forty feet long, where performances were to
be given once a week in the “season,” so a
notice read. Behind the theatre there was an
txpanse of sward strewn with blocks of
stone, close under the cliff. Part of it was
used as a cemetery overlooking tho cold
Arctic sea, part was a pasture ground for
geese and goats. As 1 stood there gazing the
Silence was broken by a hoarse croak, and 1
perceived hopping about upon a housetop,
and in and out of a chimney, where he pre­
sumably kept a hoard, a large Norwegian
crow, with blark back and gray breast and
legs, like a respectable gentleman in black
coat and smalls Un the same roof a little
kid was eagerly pasturing. In tbe road at
my feet oue of the fox like, sharp eared rein­
deer dogs of the Lapp, was gnawing a bone.
After a half mile walk I arrived in the
West End, where I observed that no gras,
grew on th. roofs ot the houses. One palace,
indeed, had two rows ot seven high windows
on its side and two windows at its end. The
mayor of Hammerfest must, I fancy, hav.
resided here. Opposite to me was a place of
greater interest, tho “Hotel of the North
Pole.” Ito door was open, and hunger com­
pelled me boldly to intrude myself upon it.
sleeping inmates. In a room oil tho right,
hung with furs .nd Lapp costumes for sale,
on a large bed lay a cat surrounded by five
blind kittens newly born. On another door I
read “Bpiseetue,” which I took to mean eat­
ing room. In an apartment beyond this I
found the landlord and landlady and four
children in all stages of undress. They gave
me some vory good coffee, and they advised
me in broken English to return to the boat
stage by a now way along the wharves,where
I might see the ships. Tbe ships were mostly
Russian, from Archangel and the White Sea,
and I experienced a strange sensation of ra-
tnoteness when I found that I was unable
even to read tho letters ot their names
On the counter of a diminutive bookshop
where I stopped to buy some stanqie I was as­
tonished to see a book entitled “Fra Civilisa-
tionens Overdrev, at Mark Twain." I took
this to mean “From excem of civilization,”
and as I left the shop I was racking my brain
to imagine what book this could bo, when I
made an acquaintance whose condition ex­
plained to me that the book was certainly an
unheard of tract by tbe humorist, distributed
about Hammerfest in the interest of the tem­
perance cause. Civilization had led my friend
Into excen of “flnkel” and he was drunk; but
anlike a Russian, he was good natured, for bs
was a Lapp, one of that outlandish raes of
nomad dwarfs whoss figures give such strange
and marked character to tbe street corners
of Hammerfest and Tromsoe In tbe summer
time, when they coms down from the moun­
tains to fish. Hs was very friendly, and I
gave him a cigarette, which he was unable to
manage until I showed him how it was to bs
lit and rmoked. He puffed away with a de­
lightful grin upon bis wiasn ape like face un­
til finding that it disappeared very fast and
that it was not as strong as bis pipe, he threw
the clgnretto on the ground and, lighting his
pipe, staggered off along tbe wharf. He had,
like other Lapps, a Mongolian cast of feat­
ures. with small almond shaped eyes and high
angular cheek bones; ami these, with his bow
logs, ma<le bis appearance suggestive of two
triangles, one above the other. He wors
thick, heavy pointed shoes of leather and col­
ored liands of worsted almut his ankles, and
black greasy leggings of wba>e skin fitted bis
Umhs as tightly as it they were hto own hida.
He hail a great coat of reindeer skin with tbs
fur half worn away and girded in at the
waist with a many colored beaded belt, from
which bung a white bone handled knlfa On
bis head was set a high pear shaped cap of
blue cloth trimmed with red and yellow, al­
most like an empty frag, which for some rea­
son stood up pertly in tbe air. From under
the cap hto long, wiry black hair bung down
«allow, greasy cheeks, which be had cboeen to
shave smooth, though other men of hto kind
wear Iwanls of every description of horror.—
Jvuathan Bturgss In Jtsw York Timan,
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Norvin Green estimates Jay Gould’s fortune
at 160,000,000. This is moderate,
A nun>t>er of Americans propose to erect a
statue of Gen. Washington in Paris.
Marshall P. Wilder has arranged a profes­
sional trip to China, Japan and India for
Explorer Greely does not believe that the
north pole will ever be reached except by bal­
Not oia of the four presidents of the French
republic since its origin in 1870 was born in
M. Grevy saw twelve cabinets, with 129
ministers, serve under him while president ot
Andre w D. White, of Cornell, says poker
will soon lie a necessary part of a classical ed­
M. Grevy slept soundly for eight hours ths
night after his resignation—for tbe first time
in six weeks.
Congressman Scott will spend 125,000 dur­
ing the winter on social entertainments at his
Washington home.
Mohiui NL Chatterjee, the young Brahmin
philosopher who camo to this country last
year, has returned to India.
Morell Mackenzie has received £8,500 up
to the present time for his attendance on the
prince imperial of Germany.
Gens. Sherman and Sheridan will review
the state military exercises at the centennial
celebration in Ohio next September.
Tho Court Journal says that Kaiser Will­
iam wants bo abdicate in favor of his son,
the coronation to take place in May.
The first words of Rev. Joseph Parker
upon his arrival in Liverpool were that be
should never come to America again.
The Duke of Newcastle will winter in
Florida and pay a flying visit to Philadelphia.
He is young, unmarried and has a cork leg.
Louis Kossuth, now well on his 86th year,
is in capital health of mind and body, and
constantly busies himself with literary work.
It appears that Bismarck has an elder
brother, who has been under prefect of Min-
gard since 1841, and is about to retire,
aged 77.
M. E. Ingalls, of Cincinnati, carries an in­
surance of <.‘100,000 on his life—the largest
sum carried, it is said, by any resident of
that city.
At the ball of the Pelican club, where Sul­
livan lately sparred before the Prince of
Wales, tlie Pelicans all appeared in Pelican
Complaint is made in Washington that
William Walter Phelps is wearing the sains
rusty brown suit which became a chestnut
some years ago.
Bam Small announces that he has given up
his labors as an evangelist, and is now a
preacher in the Methodist church South at
Washington, D. C.
Samuel Spencer, who has boon made presi­
dent of tbe Baltimore and Ohio railroad at a
salary of ♦25,000 a year, was a rodman earn­
ing a scant salary a few years ago. He is
not yet 40 years old.
The new French president belongs to a
family of Scotch origin. Tbe original name
was Cairn, tho French diminutive of which
would be Cairaot, or little earn. This was
soon corrupted into Carnot.
Prince Regent Luitpold, of Bavaria, was
bitten in the hand while hunting by a dog,
which it is feared was mad. Fortunately
the wounds are not deep, and do not deprive
the prince of the use of his hand.
Carter Harrison wants all the American
women to dress as per tbe Chinese rule. “We
would then have our better halve, dressed,”
he says, “to please an artistic eye, without
the present waste of female health and
strength ”
The other morning early a little curly
beaded girl of 6 or 7 years went to the
Maine state house and asked an officer, “Is
Governor Bod ...................
well dead ...
I" “Yes," was the
reply. “Oh,
Ob, he used to give me candy
candy I ! ” ’
she exclaimed, and turned away crying bit­
Mr. Labouchereis down on the tall hat.
He says: “I do ao loathe it that if the present
ministry would deal it a coup de grace by in­
variably api>eai ing in pot hate I almost think
that gratitude would ublige me to turn Tory
—even at the risk ot having my head staved
In by a Tory constable.”
John B. Alley, ot Massachusetta, is said to
be worth considerably
«16,000,O'JU. He
is the ricbeat Republican in tbe old Ray
state aud is fond of politlca Tbe greater
part ot his fortune was made in speculation
and ho is constantly adding to it. Mr. Ailey
is 70 years old.
The remains of President Carnot's illus­
trious grandfather are in the cemetery at
Magdeburg, and an attempt will now be
made to have them brought home to France.
He died an exile, proscribed by tbe restored
Bourbons tor having voted tor the killkig ot
Louis XVI.
Paul Philtppoteaux, tbe painter of the Get­
tysburg anil Niagara Falla cycloramas, has
just finished a work upon which be has been
engaged for two years, consisting ot thirty
pictures of sceno. in the life of Gen. Grant,
beginning with his infancy and ending with
his funeral. They are to be exhibited first
at Borton and then throughout the country.
Mr. Frederick Villiers, the well known war
correspondent and artist of The London
Graphic, has entered the lecture field. He
went with Mr. Archibald Forbes through the
Franco-German, Servian and Ruaso-Turktah
wars and has a groat fund of interesting ex­
periences, which bo relate, with graphic elo­
Jay Gould never smoked but one cigar in
his life. It made him so ill that he never
tried another. It seems hard that many a
man who love« good cigars can’t afford to buy
them, while Jay Gould, who could have tho
finest wiwl» in the world without Kriously
im[iairiug his iucome, has no taste for to­
The Prince of Woles was slightly wounded
in the now by a Swedish nobleman, Baron
Oscar Dicluon, while shooting at Sandring­
ham, but the incident was considered much
too trifling to prevent either his royal high-
new or Col. Ellis, tho other gueot who was
slightly shot, from continuing to shoot the
rest ot the day.
Citizen Train is again on tbe editorial tri­
pod. He bhMHiM forth now as the associate
editor of Tbe Weekly Record, of Sussex, N.
B. He says: “And now safely anchored in
Huanx, N. B., in sanctum sanctorium all by
himself. Warm Are. Good air. Expatri­
ated. Exiled. No longer republican, but
coamopohUu: Come and
A Centerboard.
Many who do not live near water where
there to fair tailing du not comprehend the
term centerboard. A centerboard to a rec­
tangular piece of wood placed in the center of
a tailing boat to that it can bo lowered
through a tlit in the bottom of tbe boat It
to hinged to the framework of ito wail hole at
the forward upper comer. To the aft upper
comer to attached a rope by which tbe center­
board to lowered or hoisted at wilL When
lowered it forme a keel. thus gaining a pur­
chase against tbo water which enable» the
boat Io Mil clue© against the wln&