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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - December 24, 1897, Smethport, PennsylvaniaMckean Democrat an Independent democratic paper devoted to politics local and general news Etc. A a. 11�?. A by a a Ltd a a a Wpm. Volume Xix. S. R. Laid set amp co publishers. Smethport my Kean county Penna., Friday december 24. 1897. Terms $1,50 per tear invariably in Advance number 39. A Tif Iare fax Rutm. In u Iloco physio Ian k Eon of Flo a re it so new 1 a Orner mud re i Iron Trema in uth port a. Jolt Lark. In c. M., Sherif or Roma office Hoard -8 to 9 20 a Ai Tot p. A. P on. Off and i Kat Elf Mark. J. C. Brown physician aim surgeon Samv. In Royit a. Office in Gallup building opposite Deil Socrat office. Keni Deuce in mrs t. D Saab a House lower main Irvi. But c Chadwick physician Neil surgeon Smethport i. Prompt Civ n Calls it a or n g to. Office 1 it Palace pm Rowoy. Ornee Hocks 10 a in1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p in. Brownell bros., dealers in general merchandise Robert Hamilton m. 8methpokt, a Kava. D. Office hour��?8 to 9 90 a. 1 to 8 p. Office and residence in Reilly Block. Edmund l. Ryan attorney at Law. a Ipac Ialet. _ Kan e a. A done to by fooled 4n<. Spend your Esloney in trashy merchandise lot invest in Good honest Good at b Noesi prices. We have mat replenished our agora with a Forraht it t a Choice new goods of the Hast qualities to be found in the Market. Our Long and v red exp react if Eai taught us when and webers to buy goods that Are beat suited to the wants of pure Basen. Our Stock is Complete in every department. Staple Gimp Killis provisions. Canned g00lk> flour Salt meat. Fish. A. A i the very lowest Market prices. Call and examine our Stock before purchasing your supplies. Thanking our customers for their Liberal patronage in the past and hoping by a strict adherence to the principles of honest dealing to Merit a continuance of she same we Rema n respect re a yours Brownell or e. R. Baker i it Jalc jux Quot i Quot i w Quot a. Teeth extracted without pain. All kind of Delta work done promptly and Mia faction guaranteed office Over Mccoy s drug store. Bros Smethport a. Sheridan Gorton. A to Tontney at Law District attorney of Mckean county Smethport a. Office the court House. A e Shaffek h i Shaffik. Shaffeik amp Shaffer attorneys at Law Kane Penna. Office in the Schriever Block a w. Servos. R. A. Surv. Bouton so Gallup. It town e y8-at-l a. Office Over Ham ids Bank sme Liport. A. Notary Public. Allan o i att att Ivey at Taw. Office Over h. W Etibo ii a co 4 store Smethport it. A to out d. A a mix n ii i1mt. Hamlin amp Torii St i a and Lam a f jct Smethport Paul a office of the lend a if Hamlin a fur a at offer Melv Keating a co sign it ted id Haeo a Ila it of Vik Ltd a. I a i Ron Clinto. Us our few n travellers of Hartford life to in Ciment Insue Ince go write the be it i contract flt i Protection Neil Inver meat a let at the lowest rates Cou i tent a Ith . K. Felt in a mings. District agent. Johnson Bur a c Hau Tabut a in i by d a in to 1, ii o v. . Main St Rae bait Road a. To j Iione Hajn t let in Thoron Fly Reno Vato throughout and put id a to or tha Reo Pinion of the Ravett it a Public. To Hau t at tip i code i a tar to a ted for Aea pair a be. A shoe of Iba Public Patron age in pm Coful a attic Ttoe. Tynion House. F. Heckel proprietor 126 main strew Baa Oroso. Psoas frat Elas in a vary Raspad meals carved to or a at All hours Day or night. A share of the Public patronage is respectfully a Art Well House a a. 8. King proprietor port Allegany Penn. Electric Bell. Sprig water Gas hot Rathe and All modern conveniences fir to at accommodation. Rates 92 00 put r Day. Special Ratos Sivon to commercial Mas a of ppm Over sunday. By Tow Bayer Husk. Novi it a Soi tii proper Keiara Clermont a. This Boule Hajn to been rebuilt and new j for muted throughout team hat and All modern conveniences. Rates reasonable. Grand Central cafe Robt. Graves. Proper. Ladies and Trento a lunch and dining rooms oysters a specially. 210 Union Street. Olear h. Y. Emil thamm m a k of actin k a k of cd Gars Mechanic Street Snett port. I. W. C. Rockwell a the Florist. Bita Orond a. Cut fines for Weir is parties i funerals. Telephone 190. 99 Palace shaving parlor next door to is Lodge opera Houa Smethport Penn. E. F. Heath. Proprietor. First a Tab work go own ipod. . C. Willingham Job Allingham amp son contractors manufacturer and dealer in joined a re for churches school facade Iee. Hotels. Dwelling and build 2 logs of any a Ner of Sullivan and Union su., Olean k. T. B. L. Fellows amp �0., i guns. Ammunition Tishoff Ackle. Bicycles sundries. Rubber Stamps. General repairing i 15 main Street Bradford a Fau and Winter suits for Couch and colds. Leave your orders now for suits. The patterns this year Are away above the average and our tailoring department was never so Complete. In addition Tot his we carry an unrivalled Stock of ready made suits for All Ages. Children a a suits from $1.00 up. Prices that correspond with the tires. 011 and we will convince you that there is not a clothing House outside of the very Large cities that will give you such real bargains. H. W. Rubin amp co. The say i hard times prices at my store in East Smethport you. Will find a Complete line of sewing machines. Groceries provisions confectionery stationery tobacco and cigars which Are Freab and at exceedingly Low Price a Coo Aldering the quaint of the Goud. G. W. King East Smethport a. 1 for Cash that is How we ire Selling the celebrated Wheeler a Wilson Ball bearing rotary to Teon. I he lest in the world. Call and Iret prices. Musical instruments. All kinds from a be Wobar to a piano Sheet music and inns Cal men band Ido. C. A. Burdick it Emily to Ltd Semi Hjokt a. Jones amp Church Acme Mill dealers 13� Headquarters Fob fresh and Salt meats i Kay it feed and Grain. Poultry fish oysters and veh Stahlen. Tar we pay the i a heat Cash Price for fat Toek poultry hides and Pelta. Give a a Call. Williams old stand Smethport a. T. H. Clark successor to w. P. Walsh practical plumber Gas and Styuani fitter. Dealer of Bath tubs water closets Wash basins Gas stoves Cas fixtures Etc agents Fob. Welsbach lamps hot Ait sni hot water heating apparatus tin steel and Iron roofing eave troughs and conducting pipes All work guaranteed Gallup building Smethport Penna. Undertaking having pm the above Mill in first cd a a Hape fir sort Jinx out f id and meal i am i prepared to turn lab on abort notice feed meal com Oats Hay bran middling. Etc.,la any Quantity at the lowest Market Price. Your patronage solicited. J. W. Brennan Smethport a. Chas. Lemmler successor to Ole Aso Lemmler dealer us double and single harness horse furnishing goods of every description. A full Tine of holies and blankets. Also a Lull line of trunks and bags which will be sold at Bottom prices. Give me a a All. Smit Foat april 20. Clias. Lilgendahl general Blacksmith Ann x a a c non itt or Hill carts. Mechanic Street. Smethport pm All Linda of Blacka Kitbing and Wagon work ion on Bort notice. Porno Boeing a Apo . J. F. Rooney dealer la All kinds of Choice meats re Gela Hies fruits a Weed Woods shoulders Rooe. As highest Cash prices paid Fob. Hides i and Veals Home made candies that May be easily made at Home. The present unseasonable Damp weather fruitful in colds brings an inevitable demand for cough Candy and troches. Nearly All the excellent Ough candies and troches of Commerce have once been made by family recipes. It was formerly the practice of Many mothers to prepare a Stock of these candies at the beginning of each Winter. Shining Amber tinted lozenges of horehound made at Home or White candies of Iceland Moss soothed the weary hours of children who were shut indoors with colds. Where one has abundance of time it certainly pays to prepare these candies at Home for Only a few confectioners make them As they were prepared in the last generation. Yet they Are easily made and Are wholesome confections because of their tonic Powers. The Herb has the ability when administered in proper Quantity to excite the flow of perspiration. To make horehound Candy put an. Ounce of the dried Herb in a pint of boiling water. It May be bought at an Herb store or at almost any drug store. It May also be easily gathered at the Brookside in summer and dried for it is a familiar Plant. Strain off the infusion of horehound and add a Pound of sugar to every half pint of the liquid. Boil the syrup until it threads and the thread cracks off Brittle when bitten and then pour it out on buttered sheets of tin. When it is partly cooled crease it into Inch squares and when it is hard break it up into separate candies. If these candies Are too bitter for your taste Lessen the amount of horehound a Little. Iceland Moss makes an excellent soothing cough Candy. Tase five cents Worth of the Lichen soak it Over night and Wash it repeatedly. Take it out of the last water and put it in a thick porcelain lined Saucepan in plenty of cold water and let it slowly simmer Over the fire until the water is of a thick starchy consistency. Add a Pound of sugar to half a pint of the thickened water. Stir the syrup repeatedly until a drop forms a creamy Ball when rolled Between the Finger and thumb. It must be stirred repeatedly or it will Burn. Pour it out on buttered biscuit pans that have sides which will prevent the Candy spreading in too thin a Sheet. It should be about half an Inch thick. The chief objection to a great Many cough candies of the shops is that they contain morphine and even raw opium in More or less Quantity. There Are some popular cough candies which contain enough morphine to put. To sleep a person who is easily affected by this drug. Especially is this so when the candies Are consumed without much thought As to results. Candies containing morphine Are certainly dangerous for children to eat. And it is strange that accidents do not occur More often when confectioners handle such dangerous drugs. A simple troche which is easily prepared at Home is made As follows mix together one ounce each of powdered Cuberg. Liquorice and gum arabic. Add to this mixture one dram of Oil of aniseed and a third of an ounce of Oil of cubes. When the oils Are mixed in add half a Pound of raw sugar and finally just enough warm water to make a dough As stiff As you can handle. Sprinkle a Board with a Little powdered Licorie and Roll out the mass As thin As a pie crust. Cut it into Small troches with a thimble. I it them dry on a Board in a closet or any Cool dry room. If the atmosphere is not too moist they will dry in a Day. They Are excellent to soothe any roughness of the Throat that causes a cough. They will frequently entirely Stop a troublesome cough which comes from some such trifling nervous cause. The materials Are simple and Are easily obtained at any drug store. Do not put them on the Are to mix them but do All the work on a Board. A1vi embalming la All branches promptly attended to by an experienced funeral director. Specht amp Sasse Smith part a Smethport n a. T. Palmer livery feed and Sale stables. Prompt and careful attention Given of All but Tarasen trusted to oat cars. Stable water at reel it of Bute Street below the court Houas. Smethport. A. Keeping meat a scientist gives a bit of information for housekeepers that May be found useful he says meats ought never to be wrapped in paper even while coming from the butchers much less should they be left in paper Over night or when put away in the icebox. A Large sized Sheet of paper will absorb half of the juice of a Good Steak if it has the Opportunity and thus destroy the most delicate and relish Able portion of it. One housekeeper has a covered China dish that she sends to the Market and in this meats Are placed. When she requires a Large amount she often sends the porcelain lined preserving Kettle with a rack in the Bottom and a piece of ice underneath. Of course this is not necessary in very cold weather but during fall and Spring people do not realize that meats deteriorate very rapidly upon exposure to the air. The temperature is so much cooler for them that they forget that chemical changes take place quickly even in moderately Cool weather. A Market Basket fitted with an Agate tray or Basin is excellent for meats. An Ordinary cover May be used and in this Way the steaks and joints will come to the table in a much better state than As though they had been allowed to give up their substance to a bit of Manilla. The custom of sending Home butter in wooden trays is severely criticised. The Wood is almost certain to impart a disagreeable flavor to the butter. It May not develop immediately but the butter will not keep As Long and is quite sure to become objectionable before it is used. Paper is quite As bad and when one reflects on the material of which Ordinary paper is made the suggestion is scarcely calculated to prove an appetizer. Of course a very High degree of heat and powerful chemicals Are great cleansers but All the same a fastidious taste prefers the purity that comes of Contact with nothing but surfaces known to be perfectly Ledger. Furniture for Plain and fatty for Ora of vary description Call Specht amp Sasse main St. Smethport. A they keep the Bast Coda and sail at Bottom prices. Insurance Agency or wt7 Cpl ptinf1 a pc a a Vetr Jeam Djea Al p Smethport. A fire life Ano Accident insurance placed in reliable companies. Little things. It May not be ours to Render the service our hearts would crave i god May give us no Power to win a soul or a life from destruction save. But often along the Wayside As we journey life a rugged Road. We shall find some hearts in need of help. Down fainting a Neath their Load. And though Small the help we can offer if it Only be offered in love it will carry a Blessing to sad ones. And be known and remembered above. That common looking girl. By Chelsea a Fraser. And a moment afterwards Rollins had swung himself onto me Steps of his caboose and was gone. The storm that he had prophesied came. It was not the common storm of Winter for the cold was not intense although it. Was sufficiently so to make the rain freeze As it fell spreading the platform with a Glassy Slippery coat. Outside the Telegraph wires sagged with twice their own weight and the air was surcharged with electricity a Peculiar but not rare phenomenon in that Region even though the time was Winter. The Telegraph instruments on the table before the window clicked in an unusual tone and occasionally Points of Blue flame flickered on them and crackled like the breaking of tiny Sticks. There was no Thunder. The electricity seemed gathered at no particular spot but to permeate the whole atmosphere. But the inmates of the a station House cared not for this i amp tur Banco of the elements no Novelty to them and the evening was spent in cozy Comfort. Or. Or bit t Reading aloud but the crash bras barely audible to Little Ruth clinging to the Brake. It almost seemed As if the on Rushing can had outstripped the sound. And so they dashed on the car escaping numerous times from apparent destruction in a miraculous manner. Ruth strained her eyes ahead. At length the car whizzed around another turn and then struck the level track and far ahead gleamed a Light a it was Olif fion station. Soon the single Light grew into separate fragments the gleam from the depot the switch signals and the red and Green lanterns on a Side tracked Cati Oose. The Brake Ruth made a desperate Effort to set it. Her strength was not great but the stress of the situation doubled it and Little by Little she managed to tighten it. The furious Speed of the car moderated every moment. She brought it to a standstill just in front of the station though it Cost her her last ounce of strength to do so. At the same moment a far off whistle announced the approach of the special. A what a shabby Little place a said riddled Bismarck As she listened. Miss Gussie Armstrong with a toss of ten o clock arrived. The child s her pretty head a and what a common regular bedtime had Jong since passed Ruth was quickly surrounded by a the news in the papers while Ruth j Small group of excited men. And in a few gasps panted out the situation. Then she was carried in to the warm looking girl a in fact the daughter of the superintendent of the lock Hamzar Railroad was not in the Best of humor. Ever since leaving Cliff ton she had sat in her Dainty chair in her father s handsomely decorated private car with a supercilious smile upon her otherwise pretty face and hardly designed to notice the magnificent Mountain scenery so plainly visible through the plate Glass window. The Forest Clad knobs and spurs the rocks ledges and fissures were nothing to her. She Felt no enthusiasm in the Triumph of engineering skill Over antagonistic nature. The sturdy climb of the engine pounding and fighting its Way up the Long ascent was to her Only a wearisome incident of the journey. After leaving Cliffton the Grade was level for two Tulles and then for the next three Miles the Iron horse had had an almost continuous struggle with the ascent until it reached Apex a station scarcely larger it seemed than its name. A what a shabby Little place a repeated miss Gussie disapprovingly. Yes the weather beaten station was a shabby Little place but. Despite its Dingy color and worn out platform there was More than a hint of homely comforts within. Neat curtains Hung at the Small windows and on the Sill of one of them bloomed a modest Geranium in a Pudgy Jar. The Day was mild and pleasant and the open door afforded a glimpse of the room we think its floor covered with a cheap carpet and its Walls adorned with Bright lithographs of Railroad advertisements a shabby Little place truly but a Home withal. As the special came to its momentary stand a quiet grave faced Man stepped out to make his report to the superintendent. This was John Orbitt. The station master. The remaining occupants of the Home sat Side by Side on a Bench by the door a email girl and a huge cat Ruth and Bismarck. The former gazed at the sumptuous car with undisguised admiration the latter with Calm contemplation. A what a common looking girl a miss Gussie need not have spoken so loudly. One great window of the car was open and Little Ruth heard her distinctly. The child flushed and then placed her Brown hand on Piskarek s head As if to shield her favorite from any Chance criticism that might be made. Paddy Hoolihan the brakeman. Heard the comment and saw the flush and he muttered a growling protest. It was Paddy who. A year before had dropped Bismarck then a drowsy squalling Kitten into Little Ruth a arms As the train rolled by. And the smile be received in return had amply repaid him for his trouble. Bismarck unconscious of the unkind criticism of his Best Friend Buntin a Bis head tip against her hand and purred contentedly. Paddy smiled at Ruth and then screwed up his somewhat Grimy face in a most horrible Grimace at miss Gussie. Which happily the latter did not see. The Bell rang and the special pulled away from the Little station. There was a suspicion of tears in Ruth s eyes she had known but few Little girls and she and they had met on terms of Equality. John Orbitt had heard the sneer too. A never mind Ruthie a he said. A things will be nicer by and by. The but the enjoyment of the Reading had f kept her awake. Quot better go to bed now. Ruthie a said or. Orbitt. A it s getting late. Ill turn in As soon As the special passes. She a due at 11.06.�?� so Ruth kissed her father called to Bismarck Ami retired to her Little room beside the office leaving the door slightly open to admit the lamp i Light. But Bismarck did not follow. He Felt comfortable where he was. Meantime. Ruth went on with her preparations for going to bed. A refractory knot delayed her. And by the time her shoes were off there came a clumping of heavy boots on the platform outside. Then the office door was jerked open and two men entered. A throw up your hands a the child heard a hoarse voice demand. An instant she stood still possessed with a sicken no fear and then tiptoed to the door and peeped through the crack into the office. Two roughly dressed men. Whose faces were masked with big red handkerchiefs stood confronting her father with revolvers levelled at his head. A git away from that instrument a one of them ordered. Or. Orbitt a face was White but he did not flinch before the weapons hat do you want a he asked. A git away from that instrument one thing we Don t want is to have you clicking word Down to Cliffton. Git Back. I say a the other intruder grasped the chair in which the stationmaster sat and pulled both out of reach of the instrument. Then with a few deft turns of a Cord he bound or. Orbitt fast to the chair. A is the special on time a asked the first and heavier Man. A yes a answered Ruth s father doggedly. A will it Stop Here a Quot if i signal it to do a Well you take the trouble a Bismarck had hopped on the table near the robber to receive the cares that he deemed his due. The Man s hand met him with a cuff that sent the cat half Way across the room and scuttling into Ruth s apartment. A what s that Quot asked the second intruder presently As a slight noise came from the bedroom. Quot that blamed cat Quot returned his accomplice. Ruth Pale and frightened listened beyond the slightly opened door. The special the Creek she understood their dastardly purpose. Her fathers life it too was in danger. What could she do a fire half fainting while the Man with the lantern went charging Down the i track and the special was saved. When the special fought its Way up the ascent towards Apex that a com Mon looking girls was in the sumptuous parlor car. Miss Gussie with repentant tears in her eyes supported her and faddy Hoolihan Ami superintendent Armstrong were standing dose by. Upon reaching Apex or. Orbitt released from the Bonds that still confined to the chair and the Twe would be robbers were captured further up the Road where they were impatiently awaiting the special s arrival they were recognized As former employees of the superintendent who had been discharged for grave causes and had sought to obtain a deadly revenge and a Fortune at the same stroke. On the return Little Ruth was the Centre of an admiring crowd and superintendent Armstrong gratefully promised a Reward in behalf of the Railroad which made the child s eyes fairly dance. A and Well not forget this night s work said. Larry Temple a that we wont a chimed in the others. And later when the promises of Ell were fulfilled. I verily believe Little Ruth More fully appreciated the gift of the toilers than tto to of the wealthy corporation. As they went away Paddy Hoolihan lingered behind a moment. �?o0111 bet he wishes he had a girl like Vez. Rut Hie Quot he whispered. And Bismarck purred a loud a Zumm my As if he quite agreed with him. A Detroit free press. But stil a Chance it seemed to her. Chance. Tiptoeing to the window she softly raised it set her shoes outside and slipped noiselessly out. Bismarck attempted to follow but she pushed him liar. The rain was falling steadily freezing As it fell but the child scarcely heeded it. As she put on her shoes with trembling fingers and ran swiftly along the switch track. Five Miles it was to Cliffton five Miles Down a Rock ballasted roadbed Over More than one open trestle through a Short Black Tunnel and facts about Alaska. Alaska is two and one half times As Texas. It is eighteen times along deep ledges and Many jagged Fia a not a England. U in ass Lre a Large As the South including Texas. It she could not Hope to have run half Gas Jarge a the states East of the the distance before the special would we is Sippl and. North of the Ohio in have left Cliffton but Here before her Tjui big Virginia and West Virginia now loomed up the a Lark outline of the Maes Gan Francisco East of our Flat car. Loaded with its lumber and shingles. Its. Presence served As a superintendent tells me that As soon Happy incentive to Ruth a Active brain. As the repair gang can reach us the station will be fixed up. The roof will be rest noted the platform replanted and the building painted As Blue As the sky. How a that Little one a she ran to the switch. It was one of the old fashioned kind still employed in place of More costly and complicated affair at Little used Side tracks. There were no locks or signals simply Centre its coast line is Art oho Miles. It has the highest Mountain in North America but one Popocatepetl in Mexico. It has the Only Forest covered Glacier in the world. The Treadwell is one of the greatest Gold mines. It has the Best yellow Cedar in the world. It has the greatest Seal fisheries. It has the greatest Salmon fisheries. It has cod Banks that beat Newfoundland. It has one of the largest Rivers in the world. A Man standing on. The Bank of the Yukon 150 Miles from its Mouth cannot a it e t he other Bank. I be Lime being forgot her trouble but As chained to it. And hurried Back to the Yukon is Twenty Miles wide Miles car. A Long stick placed in the Brake fro its Mouth. A that will be Nice a responded Ruth. A Iong har which lifted upright her Mouth losing its Droop. Exerting All her p length she strove a i should say so a agreed her father Tojo it the bar. It moved heavily and cheerily. A but come Bismarck wants 3iowiy, with much grating of rust and his j crackling of ice. And in a Short while ministering to then when it stood upright the girl the wants of the cat Ruth for the blocked it with the Iron pin that was the autumn Days passed on she Mem ered it now and then. It was a pitifully trivial thing perhaps. But Motherless Little Ruth who so Seldom had a companion of her own age was not like other children and did not forget so easily As Many might have done. The autumn had. Been a mild one hut Winter shut Down suddenly and tempestuous by. A month passed and the repair gang would reach Apex in a Day or two. A Flat car loaded with heavy planking for the new platform and shingles wheel gave her leverage and As she loosed it. The car began to move. Slowly it gained headway then faster and faster. It rattled As it passed the switch and she wondered if the scoundrels at the station heard it. Rapidly the momentum increased. Faster around a curve and on Down the inclined faster faster spa. E had been left at the front end abo"e7tg Mouth. Of the car where the Brake was and Here with the pile of lumber towering above her. Ruth crouched. She hardly noticed the cold yet. With its tributaries it is navigable Miles. It is larger than the la Plata. It is larger than the Orinoco it discharges one third More water than the Mississippi. The water is fresh fifteen Miles from its Mouth. It has probably More Gold in its Basin than any other River. Its color is beautifully Blue to its Junction with the White River. 1.1� Miles for the roof was sidetracked there one though her garments were icy and her bluster no afternoon. A it will storm before s of clock a predicted Rollins the freight conductor who had stepped into the station while the car was being sidetracked. He had brought a bundle of newspapers that some of the men Down at Cliffton had saved for Ruth and her father. A anything new. Orbitt a a not that i know of was the reply. Quot who takes the special through to night a a Temple and Dwyer no. Jyh. I this was the same engine and Quot Crew a that had taken the special through a month before when miss Gussie Armstrong had been aboard so of course. Ruth knew the brakeman would be Paddy Hoolihan. A a there la be a full Safe on Board a continued Rollins. A the Bridge and track gangs out in the nettle Range Are to be paid. There Are several Hundred of them and As the most of them Are Good for nearly thirty Days pay. Its a big Lump. Well id just As soon be taking my old freight through. It never carries anything to tempt anybody. But so1 Long Orbitt Good Bye unbound hair soaked and freezing and her hands numb. The Rush of the swaying car made it seem As if the rain was being blown horizontally and the wind fiercely whipped her Sodden dress. But full of her heroic purpose she had no time to think of these things. Would she be in time she could Only Pray and Hope. A mile was passed. The car creaked and groaned and toppled frightfully under the Strain of Speed. Roar or c h Rist Max s u Post i t i o its. In North Germany you must not spin during the twelve nights of Christmas lest you should walk after your death nor after Sunset on saturday for then mice will eat your work. Speaking of eating if you want to have Money and Lark All the year round you must not fail to eat Herrings on new years Day. Nor if you wish to be Lucky must you Roek an empty Cradle or spill Salt wantonly or Cross knives or Point at the stars. If Yon leave a dirty cloth on the table overnight Yon will make the an its tremendous gels weep if you Point upward to the another trestle Rainbow you we ill Mke the Angels Fet Zumm in a through the Tunnel no bleed and if you talk of cabbages Blan Ker seemingly than the inky night while looking at the Moon you will All about. Whizz a around a Sharp Hurt the feelings of the Man in it. Who curve faster faster it seemed As if the car must leave the rails at every turn. The pile of lumber and shingles tottered dangerously. How far they had gone now Raith could not Tell. The incessant Roar and the lumber toppled As if to plunge overboard. Ruth Clung tighter to the Brake. The next instant the car whirled around a Bend in the opposite was a cabbage stealer Days. In his salad d07 and Wose inherit under a will in his will or. Samuel Beckett Chadwick. J. A. Of Kingsley Cheshire England Bequeaths ten shillings per week for the maintenance of his horse Belshazzar and directs that he shall not be worked after Bis master s death and to his dog grip he bequeathed the Norway a quaint vehicles. As every tourist is aware % carib be is a most comfortable Little car on two wheels for one passenger. The seat is shaped like a Shell and nicely padded and the traveler goes along with his feet resting in fixed stirrups at the sides unless he likes to tuck them up in front of him. Or dispose of them elsewhere on the framework of the Carriage. The Driver sits behind on a Box. Used for stowing away Small packages inside and for taking quite a lot outside. A Stol Kjerre is intended for two persons and a Driver. It is a rough cart and again the Driver sits behind. Very often these Drivers Are tiny lads. You May get one about eight in some places when the men Are Busy at the Harvest and it is usual when two conveyances Are required by the same party to expect one of the travellers a. Yes she had a plan a desperate to drive the second conveyance. As the Little yellow ponies know the routes Inch by Inch and As it is the custom when numbers of conveyances Are going the same Way for them to form a very Long procession there is not much need for a crack whip. A Trille is rarely seen. It carries four persons and is More or less like a Small English Barouch. The Way in which the Driver manages to Stow his person away in a Luggage crowded vehicle is one of the w onders of Norw a. Direction. The lumber had not been loaded to i of five shillings per week for main ten withstand such terrible rocking and Ance. The stakes that confined it broke Short grip May be considered a a Lucky Ruth. You must let me take you j 0ff, and the we Hole pile plunged Over dog a for he ought to be Able to live Down soon to spend a Day with my it nt0 the deep Gorge a regular aval Well on his legacy for a dogs Range of tie j ache of boards and shingles a diet is so much greater than a horse s. Notes and comments most of the houses of the abandoned a a Boom towns of Kansas have Toen hauled out to neigh we ring farms where they Are utilized As dwellings or barns. The people seeking a More direct route to the Klondike Region might learn something to their advantage by consulting several miners who desire a More direct route from the Klondike. A philosopher on the editorial staff of the Denver Post asserts that 1 a Good Many girls marry a Man because he has a pretty about How Many of them usually marry him new Bedford. Mass., is about to establish a textile school under the partial support of the state. The City has appropriated for the work and the state will appropriate the same amount. Nathan King who is said to farm a in a scientific and is known As a the butter King of Boone county. Missouri a old More than a pounds of butter the past year the product of Twenty four Jersey cows and it is said that he has been Able to get Twenty five cents a Pound or better for All of it. New South Wales is experimenting successfully with irrigation having a territory estimated at Square Miles requiring that sort of treatment the water is obtained from Artesian Wells and the official report upon the work declares that it a entirely successful. Anti that the whole tract can thus be made Fertile. A system of school savings Banks imported from Europe in lev it is now in operation in eleven states. About Twenty eight thousand pupils Are depositors with Ltd of Pou to their credit. Or. Fifield an authority on the subject says that the prime object of the a school savings Bank system is not so much the accumulation of Money in calculation of the principles of Thrift honesty and self responsibility. The Christian scientists have just dedicated a new Church bulding in Chicago costing about $ It is of greek architecture capable of seating Between fifteen Hundred and two thousand people. Eight thousand devotees of the Faith attended the four services held on the sunday of it a dedication a few weeks ago. There being elaborate choral and musical performances accompanying each service. There Are no preachers or pastors in this Faith but addressee were Given by the readers. A letter was read from mrs. Mary Baker Eddy the found re a of the denomination in which she set Forth the doctrines of which she Calls the science of christianity. I is said that there Are now .�?�.11 regularly organised churches of Christian science in the United states England and a Canada. And that the denomination is rapidly growing. The example of the Indianapolis Board of education in daily disinfecting the pens and pencils which the school children use. And which through the childish habit of inserting articles in the Mouth have let eau thought to be the Means of communicating infectious diseases is to be copied in several other cities. Another source of infection has been discovered in new Haven in the use by the school children of text books in common. Cases of measles and Scarlet fever have been traced to books in we Vii germs of the diseases were brought to school from the Homes of children afflicted with those ailments. It has been the practice of the school authorities to Burn the books which had been in use by sick children but this in the opinion of members of the finance committee is a waste of Public Money. They recommend instead the installation of fumigating apparatus and this has the approval of the local health officer. Superintendent w. B. Powell of the Washington. District of Columbia Public schools has recently sent a circular letter to the teachers of the various schools asking them to inculcate the minds of their pupils kindness to the lower animals. He states that the manner in which the animals Are treated by people Are indicative of their character and requests the teachers to impress his upon their pupils. In his letter or. Powell makes special mention of the song Birds of the country and asks that the teachers make v Point of instructing the children in their charge on the rights of Bird life and of the manifold advantages to of derived of leaving unharmed the songsters which give added character to the Flowers Trees and ski. Superintendent Powell is of the belief that this new departure will be of infinite value in the future As the pupils Are sure to remember some of the teachings they received even after they have left school. Near Whitechapel in one of the poorest and most squalid districts in London is the Rothschild school the largest in the world educating thirty five Hundred a Hildren belonging mostly to the poorest foreign jews and having a staff of one Hundred teachers. It was founded fifty five years ago by a Rothschild of that time and has always by in presided Over by one of the family the present Baron Rothschild now performing that office. Free breakfasts Are Given e n h morning to All the children who wish them no questions being asked in april of each year near the jewish passover there is presented to each boy Pupil a suit of clothes and a pair of shoes and. To each girl a frock with some other article of costume. In october a second pair of shoes is offered to East h one who needs them. Lesa than per cent of the pupils decline the free meals offered. Connected with the school is a savings Bank department admitting in Ini mum deposits of a Penny and allowing 10 per cent on All sums up to to for the pupils and a a it for the teachers. Recently gathered statistics concerning the chinese in the United states ire Given by the Rev. George h. Gutter son new England Secretary of the american missionary association. The last census allows a a a is As the number it of chinese in new York and Brooklyn yet there Are supposed to be at the present time in the two Citico. Philadelphia reports but it is that trading Headquarters for about who come from All parts of Pennsylvania and new Jersey. There Are about a a in Boston proper and probably about five or six Hundred More who come there to Trade. There Are Only four chinese women in Philadelphia and six in Boston. One chinaman in new York invented and Pat sated a laundry stove which he manufactures in his own foundry. Five Young chinamen have been put into the locomotive works in Philadelphia where they Are a earning the machinists Trade. There Are very few Chi ase children in the Public schools. Philadelphia report five. St Lou a a none. New York about half a dozen. The latest statistics show that there ire in America 2- schools and institutions for uplifting these mongolians eleven denominations being represented in this work in which the baptists Lead. A japanese observer has been hold enough to find and describe at length what he considers a most lamentable result of the rapid civilization of which his fellow countrymen Are so proud. The adoption of new Industrial methods he says has not improved the condition of japanese workingmen. On the contrary it has reduced great numbers of them to a condition in which a a wretchedness misery squalor poverty and hunger premature decay Bent and dwarfed forms pinched Cheeks sunken Eye Ami Early death Are the rewards of their toil. This is a very terrible picture but it is painted we Are told by one who cannot be charged with National prejudice from life from the life that is which exists in the great Cotton Mills of new Japan. In these Mills some 41,000 women Are employed ranging in age from nine to forty years. Most of them Are brought from the country to the great cities tinder five year contracts that make them practically slaves and they work twelve hours a a Lay for an average wage of sen or about five cents. Of this they pay t cents a Day for food and lodging in Barracks owned by the companies nothing extra is paid for night work the machinery stops Only of alternate sundays and even that interruption is not to give the operatives rest hut that necessary repairs May be made working under such conditions it is Small wonder that the women of tin Mills Are the first to fall victims to every epidemic or that the death rate among them is enormously High at times. A in the face of fact like these a asks the japanese writer a a what Are we to say of our Industrial civilization a he answers his own question with the words a Complete natural walking Sticks. Quaint shapes formed while the tree Are growing. The Public has a craze for natural Sticks. The pretty markings the a quaint shapes must not have been added in the factory. A this must be done while the Trees Are growing. What is known As the Congo stick has Little indentations quite close together. Which give the Cane its charming appearance. They Are natural and at the same time artificial. The wounds were made by a grower. They were inflicted with a Sharp knife through the Green bark and afterwards it a und with a kind of liniment for tha Sake of Protection. To give a spiral effect creeps Are trained to grow round the Young saplings. As for the twisted thistles that Are so popular As Sticks they Are seized bodily and twisted in a Way that one might think would wrench them from their roots. They continue to grow like Gigantic corkscrews. The majority of the Sticks May to said to be raised upside Down. Tho roots Are turned into handles the tops become the Bottoms. As they increase in size their training begins. They Are a twisted this was. They Are Bent that Way and tied into fantastic shapes we Ith string. At one time there was a demand for a stick with a crooked handle its end in found to the Stem by a Lover s knot in Ivory. The rings had to Lee slipped on while the plants were growing and in this Way was created the curious spectacle of some �3to> Worth of Ivory hanging on the Busbea a guarded night and Day by a peasant i armed with a thick Cudgel. It is to the Jane family that the most valuable of Sticks belongs a stick that is Worth from �10 to �15 for a perfect specimen. This is the Malacca. The Plant itself is As common As the Willow in England but it is Seldom that one can be found with nodes or Points so far apart that one length can be made into a walking stick. One sees however Many Malacca canes in the hands of people who obviously could not afford to pay cd Quot for a walking stick. Certainly they Are carrying Malacca but if one knew How to detect it one won id find that instead of being from one perfect length they Are in reality composed of two. The tiny precluding shoulder la shaved Down and the Cane painted. But it is not hard to discover when this is done. The natural enamel of a Malacca Cane finishes in a Peculiar Ridge which in a genuine specimen can be easily Felt with the the fingers from the handle to the Ferrule. Where r joint has been Cut away this Ridge must disappear and no Effort or imitation can reproduce it s Magazine. Awful Fate of a chinese lad. The statement that a lad of eleven years bad been arrested at Kinkel for accidentally causing the death of his Mother and that the child had been sent under custody to Soochow to be there imprisoned until sentenced to death in accordance with chinese Law has unfortunately been fully corroborated by a trustworthy foreign resident of Soochow. Under the Draconic Law of China when a Parent has been killed no circumstances of intention or of age Are permitted to interfere with the infliction of the penalty which is that of Lingchu or slicing by the of cared knife followed by decapitation by the executioner s heavy two handed sword. Any mitigation of this cruel sentence would be considered by the chinese As aiming a blow at the fundamental principal of filial duty which is supposed to be the groundwork of their code. No doubt even an Appeal to the emperor would be in vain for any attempt to change the Law in the Case of this unfortunate Youthful Matricides might endanger the dynasty China Herald. Laure and ground Pine. Next to the Mistletoe and Holly the Laurel and ground Pine Are most favored the former s Glossy leaves and Green berries suggestive of Good cheer and always forming an effective background when Gay berries or Moe sea Are used in addition. The ground Pine coils easily and gracefully into wreath3 and is invaluable for Twining about staircase or pillars or for using in decoration on a Large Seal a when ism Gas of Spruce Hemlock and Cedar Are also much in . Louis Republic. Hard on the widow. A sixty year old widow of Alden Ham. In Gloucestershire has been sent to jail for two months for milk ing other people s cows on the town common. Her defense was she mis a took the cows for her own. A Horn skating rink j one of the fashionable mansions in new York is adding a skating rink to its Home comforts. A lot adjoining the j House will be asphalted and enclosed j for the purpose. If the Winter is Mil \ artificial be will be provided

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