Acton Concord Enterprise (Newspaper) - December 13, 1889, Acton, Massachusetts
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U|i|i. Afwaliet Manuftituring Co.'« Mill«.
Care taken in ulioeinjr Interfering, Over-reaching and Temler-l'ooted llor««*. All work wai rantcil and at "live and let liv< " pri«-».
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MISS ANNIE C. BLAISDELL,
ABSENT TltKATMKNT GIVEN. V^a«ldeiive and prat offloe addma.
Facts Concerning tbe Fair Sex the World Oter.
WITH THE H OME MAKER
Valuable Suggestions for the Housekeeper, Nnrse and Cook.
ON TRAININO LITTLE CHILDREN.
Tha Indolent Women of Onayraa.—Biding to Hoanda—Children'. Manner, at Ta-bio—Famous Women with Auburn Ilalr. Bow Norwegian Bread I. Mad«—New Paahtonabl« Colora—Cupleaiwnt Lot of • JapaneM) SUter—Women In tha Pari. Kzpo.ltIon—Hov. >« Make r«-fnl aad Pretty Thing«.
How to make little children belinve them-telvea la a problem that presents itself in mine form or other to young mothers continually, and the way they try to solve it I. often amusing, hut more generally painful, to the disinterested onlooker. A writer recently pnid a visit to a "babies' shelter," which la in charge of a committee of intelligent women, who are trying to prove that spanking Is not at ail necessary to make youngsters behave themselves
Children are taken Into this place when they are from 18 months to 2 rears old, and are looked after until they are 6. They come from the ranks of the ptor, and have generally been accustomed to bad food, bad air and bad clothing. The house to which they are taken is large, well ventilated, and the law* of good health are strictly observed.
Every child bas a morning batli and whole-aome breakfast, after which they are aent out In the yard to play for aeveral hours; then oumes. I believe, aome sort of kindergarten exercise, which Is more like a play than a task, then dinner, then a nnp. ami a walk in the fresh air.
Under such a regimen as this the change which takes place in the appearanco of tlie poor little half starved waifs is iierfectly mnr-velous. A pale, sickly, ugly little specimen of humanity will, in an Incredibly short space tf time, develop into a healthy, plump, rosy-rheeked little lienuty. And what is still better, their dispositions nlso show a'vast im-|irovemeiit, for, unless children are spoiled they are nearly always good when they are comfortable.
"Our first trouble," says the bright eyed girl who showed the visitor around, "is to leach tbe new children to eat regular nieala; usually they don't want any breakfast; then about 10 o'clock they begin to ory for something to eat. For the first few days we humor them a little, for everything here la new and strange and they are uuhnppv nt being separated from their parents; luit after that an early supper is given them of bread and milk, rice pudding, hominy or some other tight food, and they are allowed nothing else before bedtime; so next morning they awake feeling bright and hungry, nnd relish thelr breakfost so well that they eat heartily, and by keeping them ntutised and entertained Thoy »».lum ttunl. .f rtiiiiriflL.Xor ttu i'tUin^ tu: eat until their la o'clock dinner.
"This Is a good, wholesome uioul of soup, fresh meat, well cooked vegetables and fruit. The children are encouraged to eat as much as they like, aud having learned by experience that they will be allowed nothing between meal», soon get into the habit of making a full meal, aud then forget all n!>out eating until the next. No coffee or tea Is per-mitted. but they have an abundance of fresh, sweet, milk. From the way children want to doafttir they come here, it seems thev have been allowed to ntnuse themselves at homo, eating all day long. That is what makes them so cross—they are half sick all the time. You know yourself thnt you couldn't stand it. Our children are very good."
"But Ht-o they not bad, sometimes*" was asked. "I have seen children at home with their mother« gPt into a perfect rane, He down on the floor and roll and kick, and scream nt the top of their voices. Then the mother says there is nothing to be done except spank the ehild, which she generally proceeds to do What ilo you do in such coses?"
"Somehow, tho children here never gel into such tantrums; they wish to lie good. The nurses have a system of rewards rather than punishments. When a child is good it is allowed many privileges. For instance, some of our friends are always sending the children fruit or some little nice thing to eat, in which the ones who have misbehaved are not allowed to share. Of course, the child is naturally very indignant, aud thinks itself badly used, but it remembers to lie good next time, for it, finds that being barl doesn't pay."
"But these are very mild measures. What do you do when they fail—when a child refuses to be pacified on any terms?"
"Then it is put to lied," she answered. "They dislike tlmt worse thau anything—not to have any toys to play with or anybody to talk to. A child rememliors that a long time. Our children are never allowed to gain anything by crying; they ate alweys the losers. And this is tbe great mistake made by most mothers—they actually pay their children to cry. A little girl wanted to go somewhere with her father, but the weather was bitter cold that day, and her mother refused to (ier-mit her to go out. The child, how ever, was determined to carry lur point, and went about it in tho most systematic way. They lived in the country, where they had huge wood fires, and looking around tho room for an humble seat she saw the pile of wood near the door and went and sat down upon it and began to cry softly to herself. Pretty soon i her father passed by and asked whut was the ' matter.
"I want to go with you," said the child, holding up her pretty tearful face.
"That you shall," he said. "Here, wife, wrap this child up well, aud give her to me. I'll take her, if it is cold."
As the little girl went off to get her wraps, •he murmured softly, yet still loud enough to be hear'I:
"I thought if 1 cried, |>a would let me go " —New York News.
Tit« ludolent Women uf Guityiu»».
Manual lalxir is considered dishonorable for auy but the lowest classes, aud poor indeed must the aristocratic Mexican become before he or she will consent to do any kind of work, indoors or out—in most cases 1 verily Iwlievo they would prefer starvation. To be sure, the ladies look after their households a little each day, after a fashion—that is, they go uiound the casa aud n<>rry the multiiii'l.' or &-rvauts by ignorant orders; •nd moM i'i them use the needle »killfully on lace wmi'» mid embroidery. But for the most part their lives are speut lu the hammock, •ating, bleeping, smoking cigarettes in dainty silver holders, and chattiug airv nothings. ITiey hi., mi leiigion», aim re-nim churchgoers to morning mass and evening vesper, observing all Hestns anil doing whatever priest anil confessor dictate. They read little or nothing, as a rule know m thing of tbe workl bp«mid their limit* of vision.and their highest idea of enjoypient in in dancing and Klnle»a flirtntion. „, ,
There area greut nufnv liall-, nnd every evening there is informal ilancin^ in somebody's casa. It is the universal custom everywhere in Mexico for neighlsirs nnd friends to "drop in" of an evwrt".' without especial invitation, and always "where two or three am gathered together" there is music and dancing, to which these light hearted, pleasure loving, warm blooded people incline as naturally as ducks to water. As an inci dent characteristic of the place I may men tioc} that coming to Guayma'iouce via the California gulf, the rtaamar arrived Monday
morning, it was after 9 O'eiuuk when ( want ashor* with the captain, but wa found awry-tiling «but up—the custom bouse, the pact-offloe, tha stores; nohody stirring but the American consul, even the distributer of tha mails and tbe master of the post being cross and sleepy because being disturbed so early. There bad been a carnival ball tha night before (Sunday), and young and old bad danoed till Monday dawning.—Fanny a Ward.
Ladles of tha Cliasa.
The ladles take more and more, every y$ar a share In the excitement of tha chasa. Tha Comtesse de Paris and the Duchesse d'Uasa ara the leading huntresses. The fleetness with which they follow the bunt and their exploita in the field have won for them fame. Anunt* ber of ladles who do not hunt on horseback hunt on f<>ot. aud. gun In hand, piove themselves untiring pedestrians. French women were at one time little addicted to tUdng open air exercise; now, during theautomn season, their walking exploits rival the prowess of the hardier English women.
They tramp through woods and across country clad in sklru scarcely coming down to tho knees, wearing high boots of un tanned leather reaching up to the hem of the skirt; a business-like looking little bag hung with a strap across tho shoulder, a gun and à small felt hat complete their attire. The dresses ara made of velvet or light woolen material of the color of the woods in autumn, russet and golden brown heather, or dim green like thé freen of the pine trees.
To describe one of these dresses Is tode-icribe all. The one we have In mind, das-■ined for one of our most accomplished Dianas, and made by a leading house, vas of woolen stuff," checked fawn and si-own. The short skirt was pleated and jdged with a band of brown velvet The velvet vest bodice opened over a chamois waistcoat fastened with filigree buttons- Un-tanned leather boots, a Russian leather lachet, a small, brown felt hat trimmed with i pheasunt's wing, carried out the sober autumnal harmony of color.—Woman's World.
Manner, at Table.
The time for acquiring good table manners 'a during childhood aud at home. Years at lioardhig school, hours speut over books of ucial etiquette, may efface vulgar habits, but can never give tbe ease and grace acquired in childhood at a. well ordered tabla A child who Is nlmost a baby can be taught to handle his knife and fork, or spoon, if he is too young for those more advanced implements, with a daintiness that will offend no one. Whore there are children, It is not a good plan to have a wldo difference between y our everyday and company china, silver and nnpery. There is tooapt tobea wide difference, also, between everyday and company manners. Let each child have his cover as nicely laid with plate, knife and fork, spoon, napkin and glass as his elders, and remember that ho will l>e sure to note your jwn use of these articles. Teach him to say "thank you" nnd "please," and if he Is allow-xl to leave the table before the meal is ended, et him learn to say "excuse me. " We were 7ery much amused at a baby of four summers who recently dined ut our table. The meal, interspersed with interesting conversation, was tedious to his infant appetite and intellect, and finally the little man spoke up with: "May I bo excused, please? 1 have en-Joyed my dinner very much." Someone at the table—not his father—remarked that that boy bid fair to be "the finest gentleman In America."—American Agriculturist.
2D30C-B2MBE3 13, 1889.
Auburn Haired Girl*.
All young women possessed of red hair can remember that In the days of the»* childhood - nirsurCT nflurumuut Was a' tjdIw 6f mocking merriment to their friends, and tha term "sorrel top" or "strawberry blonde" was one of contempt. They wondered, perhaps, why it was they were always called "red headed," when their playmates were described as being black, brown or golden haired. But the "red headed" girls don't mind now thnt it, is every, young woman's ambition to be auburn haired, and she hopes by the use of hair dyes to attain the shade Which belonged to the wicked Lucretia. If she get« exactly the right shade she does not see why a single thread of her hair might not be preserved und exhibited, as is the one so proudly shown in Florence as having belonged to the wicked Lucretia.
It is odd how many famous women have had this Titian red huir. Catharine of Russia gloried In it, and Anne of Austria had brown hnir, just on the verge of being red. Ninon do l'linclos was equally proud of ber warm colored tresses, and Mary Stuart seemed a daughter of tho sun. Jane Hading and Mrs. Potter both have warm, auburn hair, but it does not reach the real tinge, which is that which crowned, in all her glory, the heud of tbe Empress Eugenie, she who has known the extreme of happiness and of sadness.—Kxcbange.
todothlngat^tta tha parents knap up tba " or hoosekaspingwUI
the hoy who to alba taught to do the box or on pepm the oarpatiag, and be should m lûl .tt» Save, not leartegtMdlrt tosweep npi. Ia«ttt-
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ipth« tarât» aa tha? fall pottlngtMai faafcjrtrt, ksptinsacbaatataofdb-hardly teU whlch Map to IsnoneadoftWDaMr*»-
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Tsachtheohll-toaitiiatot-j^ttr theohnnfae ' r,- irtMo eatitig jfiwi it upon th«i to touch nothlag th« room with thsir stiéky fingers. Il Jelly in avoiding the "litter" or eonfastoo I* by both the children and the elders that th«\»avinç tells. There are hundreds of other mijeer- wherein tbe first way of doing then sa«es time and trouble; but these given, thoigh simple, may serre as examples.— L««H«tou Journal. ■ ...
j^AVoni. " In «lie Paris Espoaltioa.
/ .wrespordent of The Woman's Cyoie, wr ting from Paris, says he found that about lOt women were given medals or honorable mention in Classes t to S of Group I, that is, in tlifr. various branches of the fine arta—oil [Minting, sculpture, engraving«, etc. "This reault is very creditable to the «ex, roheu it-is borne In mind that no women were members of the fino art juries of tbe exhibition, nor, U i tfin not mistaken, of the various national <NMimlttees and juries formed in different flirts of Europe and America, and that de-Oidnd, in many cases without;appeal, what nil t;.rw, etc., should be sent to Parla. ftmn'8, in many things, treated its women foil.* than certain other ooantries which, Îjpwuver, make greater pretensions In this particular. So I am not astonished to Had tïtat nearly half of the 100 women artists who carry off honors are of French birth, and that, wl-li the exception of a Swiss lady, the only female painter In oil to receive a gold niedal is Mine. Oemont-Breton, of Fraiace, while Mme. Casin among water coloriste, and jMme. Leon Berteaux among sculptors, art tù* only women, and both of them French, » i.o were given gold medals. In Class 5—en-£ iving and lithography—two women were e - rai ded honors, nnd here, again, both are i.-nch." __
' The real Norwegian bread Is the lia' bro,
flat bread, made of barley flour or oat-r ,al stirred into water with a little salt, and J oned out in large flat sheets a foot in diam-• er. Sometimes potato, and nearly always i iraway seeds, are added, and to the un-•y.itiat«l fia' bro looks Uke so many wrinkled ■ ts of leather. The large round wafers Of Jiro are baked about once a year at tbe houses, and put away in the stabbur, or tousa it is brought out as needed, and ted by being put in the oven for a few tûtes. À Norwegian table Is never set ¡lout a large plate of fla' bro, and travelers it to like tbe crisp brown wafery bits that well with cheese. It is strange that the. present rage tor omlfi« for the mer and tbe afternoon-tee taMe, no em should have introduced thé lla' bro, as, ln every city where there are any Scandinavians, there are bakers who make It.—Harper's Bazar.
A Lnaas la Patleue*.
"I*i be a little patient with the children, my dear," said Mr. Bixby to his wife, when she »poke sharply to them for upsetting 1 norklmsket aud sending its contents all over the llo.il- "Remember that you were a child yourself once, and tbe moat obedient and pleasing children are those who are ruled by love. When they vex me I—w)iat In the name of Moms do you mean, Willie Bixby, h.v deliberately sticking your feet into my ^i'lk hat ' U that don't beat anything I ever heard: Now look at that hat, sir, look ai it ! For half u cent I'd take you out Into the n'oulshed und give you such a warming tip as vou wouldn't forget as long as you live! I ought to do it! It's the only way to teach you > oung ones to behave a little less like a lot oi hyena-! Now you put off to bed without vimi -upj^r, young man!"—Time.
Tbe New Colors.
Eiffel red is a deep brick red, having a dash of terra cotta. Buffalo is a rich medium red, Virgil is a bright shade, rosewood a purplish red, ten u flaming shade, imperial a deep tint and Titian a yellowish red. Red is a most prominent color, green, lilac, brown, gray and blue following. Cvthere is a pale green, reseda a grayish greeu, tllleul a light yellow green, lizard a bluish tint, linden a pale gray shade, verdotte a dark leaf green, ecorce a grayish green, also Rhone and sage. Ser-pente is of u blue gray green, if such a combination can l>e imagined. Vieux rose remains a famed pink, whilo rose fane is of the same style, though brighter. Orchid is a pinkish mauve, veal a reddish pink, and Camilla a very deep shade. Mikel Is a bluish gray; silver and steel are clear shades. Boa and serpent are greenish grays. Afrlque Is a red brown; chestnut and Vandyke golden browns; C'hataigne a dark oak shade, and Kaironan a yellow brown. Citron is a hright yellow, or rouge a red gold; pearl, grayish white; opal, milk white: silver white, a pale gray white; violet, purplish lavender; Iris, blue plum; burned brandy, brown lilac, and lilac, a pale plum, having a tint of pink. Saxe Is a deep blue; Clladon, a greenish shade; Russian, a dark tint; gris bleu, a steely blue: granite, a gray blue; Quaker, a clear shade, and Neptune, a dark, grayUh tint.—Exchange.
A Japanese Sister.
A Japanese bouse is all backdoor; but the back door fuces the stroet and is separated from it bv only a foul ditch which runs the length of every Japaneso street on botu tides, and into which nil the refuse and slops of every family find their way. There is no sidewalk, but the better houses have a littlo plank bridge spanning the ditch in front. The whole side of the house Is open to the street by day,so that, if a baby chunces to be tied to tho busy mother's back as she goes about her work, it is virtually on the street anyway. More often there Is an older sister, whose unending duty it is to give the little one such care as Japanese babies get. That is, bo is tied to her linek hy a strin of cloth passing around his knees and hack. Here ho hangs all day long, excepting when ho Is removed to lie fed. His little head falls back or bobs helplessly from side to side ns tho sister runs and plays or works.
In lieu of a sister, a baby is occasionally seen riding ou a boy's back. Tho sun shines in his unprotected face and on his barn head. If lie ci Ii-h he is bounced up nnd down or rocked from siilo to side bv tho little-nurse. Sometimes it looks ns if one liaby had just been unstrapped from its mother's back and had the next one tied to its own lieforo It bad gained strength enough to support itself with ease. Then l>otb babied are to be pitied. Think of your little 4 or 5 year old girl with a baby from ¡1 mouths to a year old hnng to her back—never freo from her burden for an hour ut a time, from early morning until late at night. Japaneso children are not tucked nwny in their dowuv beds with the settins of tie- sun, hut stay out with their street companions until nature is exhausted. Then the bullies are removed, nnd they creep under their cover on the floor and sleep until tbe daylight calls them out from their dreary, 111 ventilated rooms to the street again.—Babyhood.
I'll? «iuren's Mlttake.
It so infrequent that the queen Is wrong on a |H>int ol detail that the following story is wiirtn telling. An artist who is pretty well known in fame was ordered to take down a niilirm s picture for exhibition at Windsor. He did and the queen on seeing It at oooe rem».: ked Mint in a certain unim;iortant particular on., of t he uniforms was incorrectly painted The artist was so little of s courtier as fo pi i te>t respectfully that he was right, atid her majesty to convince him sent for a s[ieeitueii soldier from the guard on duty. He caiue and hii examination of his coat proved that the artist was correct. It is only fair to add thai an alteration had only reoently been made by the authorities, of which the quean w*s, apimreinlv, not aware.—Figaro.
It is said that the juiceof a lemon squeezed Into a cup of coffee will afford Immediate relief in neuralgic headache.
Tit* Tnol. of Asiatic Worknaea.
One mora illustration Of the stage of advancement which has been reached by the mivhanleal geniuses of Amasla I will borrow frifni a cutler's shop. Remember that it b ih,-. Iiest work of men who are in tbe full htat of the struggle for life that w» art- noting. These cutlers havjj to compete in the ctreete of thuir city with the work of tbe men ot Sheffield. And this is the device that they Im^e lieen able to originate as the climax of Ingenious machinery for tbe sharpening of knives. They have a grindstone mounted oa an axle fixed upon the platform of tbe little stall where they do their work. A rope la posted three or four times around the axle of the grludstone, and out In tbe middle of tha narrow street, in front of tbe cutler's shop, stands a man with one end of the rope in each baud, gravely pulling away.
When he pulls the right hand the grindstone revolves toward him; when be polls the left hand it revolves from him., By tbe grindstoue squat, the knife grinder cross legged, obliged to turn the knife over every moment as the stone changes its course of revolution. There Is something pathetic in the spectacle of the« men who have wrestled with the problem of changing a reciprocating motion to n rotary oue; have wrestled doubtless as valiantly as Edison with his ptighty . problems of electro-dynamics, and U>eo have given up the problem as insoluble, like the problem of the Hying machine, and haveast-tled dow n to such devices as the most favorable linsl-i on which they can contest their market with the aggressive Europeana.— A«an Cor. New York Tribune.
The doilies are exquisite works of art, and some are mere wraps of white, pink, blue, buff or green Mitin damask, with a tingle pood lily, rose or daffodil spray stamped on their smooth Mirfatw, and with fringed borders.
Tho Oerman spacbtel work la a stroog era-drolilery in the linen which, being cut out, leaves a handsome, durable, open work embroidery. This embroidery Is a favorite ornamentation this season, and appears no bed spread* nnd pillow sham, as welL
The choicest patterns are tho ash leaf pit-tern, the corn flower, large clusters and vines of wild rnx*, tbe red clover, leaf and bloe torn, largo lozengers, dinner, of Illy of the vnlfriy^iind grent pond lilies floating on a fine Kutln ilarnnsk surface, all of natural sin.
A rose color cloth baa a rustic border of wheat and forget-me-nots drawn with artistic accuracy, and a pretty amber cloth Is crowded with dancltig flgurtaof nymphs aad other graceful flgurikt, while stiii another reorsaanta soeast in a Romaa oharM raiia
TWO WONDERFUL TREES.
THEY ARE THE LIVING WONDERS OF THE V/ORLO'S FORESTS.
Tbe atlaflnc Tree of Aaitntlla. Which
Ceases Orcat SuflhrlaK to All Who Touch
It—"The Devil of Trees," Which (s a
One of the moat remarkable—not the most remarkable—trees known to the botanist b the .stinging tree of Queensland, Australia. It hardly attain^ to the dignity of a tree, seldom growing to be more than 10 or 13 feet in height, which, even in this country of less luxuriant vegetation, would rank it with the shrubs and bushes. Whether the tree is a foot or 13 feet in height, it always grows In a oooe shape, with whitish, birch colored limbs aud trunk, with saucer shaped dark colored leaves and flaming red berries. The edge of the peculiarly shaped leaf is deeply notched, each point being provided with a thorn Uke that of the thistle. This thorn is the ramous "sting" about which travelers tell wonderful stories.
A puncture from oue of these thorns leaves no mark, but the pain is said to be maddening In the extreme. If one Is stung on the right hand, the pain extends all over that tide of the body, causing excruciating agony far hours or even days afterwards, having, in fact, lieen known to (»use loss of the senses and even partial or total paralysis. An Australian hunter tells of how be was reminded during every damp spell for a period of nine years of a «light wound on the wrist, caused by one of the withered leaves of this tree blowing front one of the bushes aud touching him in Its flight. If a horse, whilo grazing, accidentally touches lils nose to oue of these leaves, be exhibits every symptom of an aui-raal (offering from hydrophobia. He rushes open mouthed at every moving thing—tree, man, weed or anything that attracts his attention—and almost invariably must be disposed of In the same manner as if suffering from the terrible malady above mentioned. Dogs that have been stung on tbe legs by the poisonous spikes of the stinging tree chew off tbe limb above the wound and seem to think the pain caused by the amputation slight compared to that caused by the sting.
THE CAtt'lUBAL TREK...
The cannibal tree, which I am strongly tempted to call the most wonderful of God's many wonders in vegetable life, contests for space to spread its horrid leaves with the stinging monster above mentioned in many parts of the South Australian jungles. If the stinging tree could be appropriately atyled the demon of the antipodian wilds, the cannibal tree is surely "a thousand devils painted brown," as Wilson says of the feelers of the devil fish. It grows up in the shapo of a huge pineapple and seldom attains a height of over 8 feet, in rare instances 0 to 11. It» height bas no control of its diameter, as the reader may imagine when told that one of 8 feet is frequently 8 to 5 feet through at the ground. The leaves, which resemble wide boards of a dark olive green more than anything else, are frequently 10 to 12 feet long and 90 inches through in the pulpy part, next to the trunk. These thick, board like leaves all put out from the top of the tree and hang down to the ground, forming a kind of umbrella around the stem.
Upon the apex of the cone, around which all these mammoth lea res center, and looking much like tbe pistils of a huge flower, are two concave figures, resembling dinner plates, strung one above the other on a stick. These' •re constantly tilled with a sickening, intoxi-eatiag hauey «.tilled by the trca. :,
The natives ot South Austral!»- mnUjv the cannibal tree in the name of "The Devil of Trees," and perform many uncanny rites about its death dealing leaves, not (»frequently going so far as to sacrifice one of their number to the blood-thirsty monster.
AS AWrtlL BCKXK.
A description of a scene of this kiud, written by Cherrie, the 8cotch traveler, and printed in The South Australian Register, March 11, 187.1,1 give below:
• » My observations on this occasion were suddenly Interrupted by tho natives chanting what Hendricks told me were propitiatory hymns to tbe great tree devil. With still wilder shrieks and chants they now surrounded one of the women and urged her with the points of their javelins until, Blowly and with despairing face, she climbed up the huge leaves of the tree and stood upon the concaved honey receptacle in the center. 'Tisk! tiskl' (drinkI drink!) cried the men. Stooping, she drank of the viscid fluid in the cup. Rising instantly, with wild frenzy in her face and convulsive cords in her limbs, she made an effort to eprlhg from the fatal spot. Bat, oh, no! The atrocious canuibal tree, that demon that had stood so inert aud dead, came to sudden and savage life. The delicate but long palpi, like the threads in tbe center of a flower, danced above her head with the fury of starved serpents; then, aa if they bad instincts of deinoniao intelligence, they fastened upon her in sudden colls around and around ber neck and arms, and whilo her awful screams and yet more awful drunken laughter rose wildly, to be instantly strangled down again Into a gurgling moan, tbe teudrils, one after another, like great green serpents, with brutal energy aud infernal rapidity, rose, protracted themselves and wrapped heraliout in fold after fold, ever tightening with the cruel swiftness and savage tenacity of anacondas fastening upon their prey.
"It was the barbarity of tbe Laocoou without its beauty—this strange, horrible murder. And now the giant leaves, which bad hung so limp and lifeless to tbe ground, roes slowly and stiffly like tbe arms of a derrick, and erected themselves like a huge
Eilnted church spire high in thealr, approach-
g each other anil locking their bony finger* over tbe dead and hampered woman with the silent force of an hydraullo press and the ruthless purpose of a thumb screw. A moment more, aud while I could see tho bases of these great levers pressing more tightly toward each other from their iuterstioes, there trickled down the trunk of the tree great streams of visold, honey-like fluid, mingled hcrribly with the blood of the poor victim. At sight of this the savage hordes around me, yelling madly, bounded forward, crowdsd to the tree, clasped It, and with cups, leaves, bands aud tongues, each one obtained enough of the liquid to send him mad and frantic."—John W. Wright in St. Lout* Republic.
Sbe EUtamed tbe Ring.
Tbe remains of Tom Whalen, the fireman who was burned to death on Sunday night last, were disinterred this morning and a plain gold ring placed upon his finger.
Tom was to have been married soon, and when hi* body was taken from under the wall tbe ring his sweetheart had given him was removed and aent back to her. In the final preparation for interment the ring was not replaced, and the young lady at once made arrangements to have it done at her own expense. She had the body taken from the grave aud with her own hands placed the engagement band on her dead lover's finger.—Louisville Telegram.
Kcligiiiiu Lemon. Thrown Away.
Religion slips t hrough some people's fingers aa rapidly as ill gotten money. Au old Scotch minister told his congregation the truth wheo be said i
"Brethren, yon are just Uke tlie duke's swans in the "lake yonder. You come to church every Sabbath, and I lave you allovtr wtth the Gos|ieI water, and I pour it upon you until you aiv almost drowned with it; but you just guug away hame and sit down by jrour flrmide., give your wings a bit o' flap, and you are Just as dry as ever again."— Scottish American.
Appointments, once made, beootne dehn. It I have nude an appointment with you, I «we you punctuality. I bave no rjgfct|» throw away 'your tune, if I do my own.—
Plans and Description ot a Very Comfortable Picturesqa* Bouse.
There Is something suggestive of a southern boms In this floor plan, although it is built in a northern city. Tbe large main room, which extends the full length ot the bouse, the arrangement of rooms on each side, the broad expanse of poroh in front, tbe wide, tow pitched roof, the kitchen extension in the rear, all suggest the southern house.
It ts not uncommon in such buildings to have the entrance directly in froat. There ts always objection to a direct passage into a large room. The placing of a vestibule in front of or at one side of a large hall changes it into a room.
If there were a door in the front part of the large central room of this house there would necessarily have to be a hat rack or other repository for wraps, umbrellas, etc., wbioh never present themselves agreeably to the eye. Furthermore, in placing them away from the door, there would be a passage across the room to tbe hat rack, which would be marked at times with dirt and dust brought in 'from the outside. The vestibule and stair-hall change all this. In this instance the stair-hall is placed at the side, which gives an unobstructed view from the front part of the main room. This stairhall can be covered by a rug, whloh can be carried out of the bouse for cleansing.
One of the great objections to bard wood floors in bouses which must be cared for at a moderate expense is the large amount of labor they require. They are easily soiled, and show the slightest disfigurement, to that it b necessary more than once every day for some one to wipe them up in spots, If not all over. In houses where expense or energy of service to not important this may be a small matter, but as the general condition must contemplate economy of energy, it Is important that this matter bo considered. The disposition which leads those of moderate means to follow the example of wealthy neighbors tends to the use of many hardwood floors. A good body Brussels carpet Is easily taken care of as compared with a hard wood floor, and the first cost Is but little more.
The inside finish of the entire lower floor of this house is of hard wood. Some little variety is used. The main room is quartered oak, tho chamber white maple, the library sycamore, tho stair hall quartered oak and the dining room walnut The plastering bas a gray finish—not the white, glaring color so common. In the dining room, about half way up the wull, on aU ¿dee, is a shelf which Is about six inches wide. It extends between casings of all doors and windows. On tbe under side of it are cup hooks, to which may bo hung an occasional cup, or through which smllax or ot her green or decorative -material may be trained. The little china closet in the corner of the dining room has glass doors in its upper section aud shelves and |>auelcd doors below.
On the second floor are three full height, square bedrooms. The larger rooms are In the high part of the roof where tbe height U sufficient to admit ceiling with light collar beams.. Not even the upper corners of the rooms are clipped: Tfaa height to the small room is derived by placing a dormer the stot of tbe room on that side of the housei
To return to tbe first floor. The main room Is divided by a circular form of ornamental fretwork so that there is a large passage through the center. The view from the front through this fretwork to the, mantel and seat in the rear is very charming. The mantel itself is of wood. Tho facing is of enameled tile. Very little wood work shows on the front through the shelf.
The porch is a very elegant feature of this house, presenting, as it . does, large unobstructed space for this room outside the house. The main body of tho porch, as will be seen, is to one side of the entrance, thus no one Is disturl>ed by a passage from the front steps to the door. The large gable in front of the jsircli is left open to the sheathing line above the rafters. The effect of this is not only agreeable, but it lets more light into the main room than would be the case if the gable were filled with ornamental forms of wood work, shingles or other material which obstructs the light to a line with the top of i the columns of the other part of the pcrch. j
There is another point about this ojien ga- | ble which can only make Itself apparent from I experience. That is, there is a feeling pleas- | antly in contrast with the depressing effect I which comes from sitting under the low root of the ordinary form of porch. One can sit under this gable, look up and nee a large expanse of sky above him; otherwise, thero Is little more than the horizon to be seen. A number of people sitting on such a porcb will naturally move from each end to the center to get under the opening of tbe gable without really knowing the reason.
WHEN POLLY QOE3 BY.
Tis but poorly Tm lodged In a little side < Which Is seldom disturbed by the hurry otfsslt ' For the flood-tide of life long ago ebbed away From it» comely old bouses, raln-be«t«n sad gay, And i sit with my pipe In the window andai|h At tho buffet» of fortune—till Potiy gote by.
There's a flaunting of ribbon*, a flurry of baa And a rose in the bonnet above a bright (sett A glance from two eyes so dellcloiisly Hoe The midsummer seas scarcely rival (hslr host
Andoucaloa while, If the wind's btowiff high, , The sound of soft ladghteras Folly goes by.
Then up Jumps my heart and begins to beat ftA '.She's coining!" It whispers. "She's bsesi She
has passed!" While 1 throw up the sash and lean down
To catch the last glimpse of ber Rxoited, delighted, yet wondering why My senses desert me If Polly goes by.
A h! she must be a witch, aad the magical spsft She has woven about ine bas done Its i For the morning grows brighter, aad I air
That my landlady sings as she sweeps < stair.
And my poor lonely garret, close by tbe tkf. Seen* tomeihlng Uke beaven when Polly aostbrt __-OtMniy.',
PEARLS OF RARE BEAUTY.
Thousand, nt Dollart* Worth Bald ta the Palm of the Band.
For one brief, delicious half mhmts^ -nK cently, a reporter held in the palm-at hb band, covering a space no larger than a silver dollar, m.im worth of pearb of the rarest variety, from the inky black, luttroMS gem to the pale, scintillant globe beloved' at tho semi-harlmrous chieftains of the Orient. The gems, which were on exhibition, wars resting on à piece of jewelers' cotton and were of «11 shapes and sizes.
"They form a private collection," asid e meiiit>er of the firm, "and are the moat beautiful set of pearls I ever saw or handled, and I've seen and bandied many of tbem. Thto penrl," taking up a black one between a pair of Jeweler's tweezers, "is worth more than auy diamond of the same size. I would not sell It for the best (11,000 note ever printed, ft came from the Lsland of Ceylon, and b pure black, as you see, with a distinct loatar. One t.. miiteh this in every respect it would
ditllcult to procure. There, too, b a pink, pe.ni I. |«.'iir shaped, as you seek It Is its sha[>e as well us the flue color of thé pink and the luster that makes it one of the most vsla-ulile in the collection. It Is worth nerrlyas mo. h as tho black pearl I just showed you, aud it cam« from tbe same place, where both were prociirt*! by divers. There is a pearl as large ns a i--u that is also very valuable because of the odd greenish yellow shimmer it p^-os.,.,, a rare gem and hard to match Om'ra .t it <<ith this delicate, soft pinkpearl, like tie- interior of a sea shell; now put three -mall I'lui-k nt-around and the big pink one ami the. black one in the center, and surround tlie « hole with three other pearb of .varying tint., and you will see such a combination of delicate shades and coloring as b rarely found in any collection."
1'iie jew-dur did so as ho spoke, and the gems glittered, flashed and scintillated in their soft U*l of cotton with a subdued radi-nini.- w hich only pearls can give out, and, while the exhibit was not so brilliant as* so many diamonds would be, it was a rich spectacle au 1 one calculated to flre the heart of a pasha. Tenderly and lovingly tbe jeirdsr turned the collection in different directions, so that I ho light caught tbe sheen of the globes and brought out the peculiar gleam and luster that only obtain with tbb class oC jewels. Sighing, he jealously returned the tray to the showcase whence be had taken It. and, looking through tbe thick plate j^tia In admlfaiimr. lie wuujuuu uju -psigl»-wfcllo >» Went on:
"We have au order to mount the blaolr pearl—the big one, I mean—and will sunotmd it with diamonds and then an outer row of the fine lustered pearls of small size. It Will be a ring of rare lieauty. When finished and turned over to the purchaser he will have »0 give us a check for $5,000."
"IVho owned this collection of pearbf
"I cannot tell you that—it would be unprofessional; ami. besides, we may want to do business with tbe collector again, and be may object to our giving his name. I will say this, however: It took him nearly fifty years to make this collection, and the gams represent every known quarter of the globe, from Wisconsin to the East Indies aud the Mediterranean, as well as the Island of Ceylon.
"It is said that the pearls worn by a bride on her wedding day represent the tears she w ill shed during her married life. However that siigierstition may be, I know that these pearls represent tho lives of many a poor diver who went down to the ocean's depths to get them; but," fondly eyeing them again through the show case glas, "it is the finest collection of [»earls I ever saw, and there are 2» of them in all."-Philadelphia Inquirer.
OEOtWD noon. The cost of this house snd appurtenances t. own by the schedule. Building—Fir« floor On lib, hard wood;
second door dnlsh, pine................. S%000
Privy, vaults and theda .......... ...... 85
Cisterns and connections, 100 battels...... CO
Illuminating gus pipe..................... S3
Plumbing, cellar sink, kitchen sink, bathtub, water closet, wash sink, street
washer, city snd cistern water......... £»
Ou fixtures .............................. BO
Mantels »ml grates........................ 60
furnace .................................. HO
Charles XII of Sweden.
Gen. Joseph Bartlett, ex-minister to Sweden, makes a somewhat peculiar but intsnat-lug contribution to history. "Whsthsr Charles XII of Sweden met death at the hands of the enemy or of his own men has always been a subject of ardent discussion by military men nnd students ot 8wedith history," said the general a few days ago to a group of officers of the army. "When I was minister to Sweden," he continued, "theaob-ject came up between the king of Sweden and some high military official« and was warmly discussed in my presence. The king was much interested In the debate, and, lu ordsr to satisfy himself, ordered the tomb to be opened and the skull examined. I was prse ent at the examination, which took plaoa at midnight in the old church where the remains repose near those of Gustavus AdolphUS.
The bullet which ended tbe life of Charles XII passed through the skull lu a direct line. Ou examining the skull I was struck by tbe fact that the hole iu the forehead was larger tban the one nt tbe base. I noticed further that the lionoof tho skull where the hall passed iu front was splintered and forced outward, while nt tho base tbe bone of tbe skull was forced in wurcl. Tills was conclusive to mymiud that tho shot tbathad killed Charbt came from behind, which was reasonably conclusive that it was fired by one of hb own men, but whether with malicious intent or not no one can *ay. The king had very littis to bay on the subject at tbe time, but it Was agreed that no other verdict than the on* mentioned was correct, and I am satfaflsd that it settles tho controversy. No publication, however, of the result of the investigation has ever been made to my knowledge, aa we were pledged to secrecy at the time by the king."—New York Tribune.
A Pleds^ (Tom the Sea Redeemed.
Charles B. Tallman, of Portsmouth, while out after menhaden with his crew, sighted a bottle afloat, and as it appeared to have sometliing in It, lie proposed to pick it up and examine it. Some of the crew ridiculed the idea, but lie pushed off for it and took It in. Upou examination it was found to contain a note stating that if the finder would forward it to Providence to an address that waa given, stating when it was picked up, ha should receive a nice watch chain, Mr. Tollman was a little incredulous, but thought he would try it, and so the not« waa scut as directed. On Saturday evening he was highly pleased to receive tbe chain.—Providence Journal.
Young ICnickerbockab (from New York)— Ya-as, I contend that a man's charactah b largely influenced by the sort of a place, dont you know, that he lives in. ^
libs Eastead (sweetly)—I suppose yon got that into your head by living la S flat, didal jm. Mr. Eaickarbookaht—Sun aad Votos.
Hidden .Inst In Time.
Mr. George Kennan, tbe Siberian explorer and exposer, Is oue ot the most entertaining conversationalists whom a person can niaat. He is a very unassuming man and very modest. Some of his most thrilling experianoss will probably never be put in print, or at least not for a number of years, for, strange as it may seem, Mr. Kennan hopet to again visit Russia at the end of two or three years. He bad very mauy narrow eecapea from death, and the mental strain produced by them was naturally very great. One Of these, which has uot been printed, ocourrad once while lie was in a Nihilist's bouse. Be had pa)iers with htm which, if found, wmld result iu hi» li«ng Instantly .hot.
He was informed that the officers were oa his track, and wnuld arrive at thto hooas within five minutes. Russian offlosrt art very thorough when making a search to anything of this nature, and what to do with these was a most pertinent quesUoa.
But to t hink was to act, and taking upa hand glass uiion th? table lie pried out the back with his knife, hastily put the papers in the frame aud restored the back to Its plaoa just as the officers arrived. Tbe search was made, the glass raised from the tabie, bat the pipers were not found. This b bat a sample of tho many experiences Mr. Kennan bad iu SilNH-ia. Ho says that the horrors of the prison system there in vogue cannot be desci I bed lu wotds so as to convey any aoM-rate idea to the reader or hearer.— Phlls^tl Vhia Not'ih America»