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HORSELESS CARRIAGES. Common fhij It wn Flna COOKING AND EATINO. sittj- - In Ago. la interesting today to remember that nearly alxty-flv- e years ago horse, leu carriages showed every sign of the common method of traveling In London and the surrounding for although at that time restrictions had been put upon steam carriages In the country these vehicles were quite a familiar sight In the metropolis, says the Westminster Gazette. The inventor was Mr. Walter Hancock, a Stratford man, who in 1S31 brought out be-l- ag neigh-borhoo-d, an omnibus of his own design, which was both elegant and in accordance with tbs comfort of traveler!. Companies were very soon formed to work the "new idea, the ojpect of one being to run from Paddington to Brighton and Hancock contracted to supply the necessary rolling stork. In a few years coaches were regularly running from the city to most of the Important suburbs, hut, owing to bad management the concerns did not last very long. In 1835 the journey from London to Marlborough (seventy-fiv- e miles) was performed at tbe average speed of even and one-ha- lf miles an hour, and the journey to Birmingham was accomplished In a much faster average time (about ten miles). This was not the highest speed that could be attained, however, for the records state that a vehicle carrying a number of passengers traveled a mile along one of Londons principal thoroughfares at the rate of twenty-on- e miles an hour. It Is well perhaps that this speed was only maintained for one mile, for even In 1836 It was a dangerous rate of traveling. No fewer than 12,700 passengers were carried over 4,000 miles by steam In the last few months of 1836. rNEW school for monkeys. They Will lie Trained for Domestic Servants. There has just been founded at Calcutta an institution for the education of monkeys says an exchange. A young monkey Is taken and before him Is placed a set. of blocks on which are painted In capitals the letters of the These blocks are. In fact, alphabet. exactly similar to those which children play with in every civilized country in the world and they are used In precisely the same way as if the monkey were a ycung specimen of the human race. There is one professor for each monkey and the monkey is taught by means of the blocks ks spell certain words. If the word is "fruit, for example, the monkey, after having been taught to arrange the blocks so as to pell the word quickly and without error, receives a bit of fruit as his reward. The name exercise is repeated with other words; and It Is hoped that In time the simians will learn how to read and spell and understand English, if they cannot speak it. An effort will also be made, it is said, to educate these beasts so that they may become fairly efficient domestic servants. The school Is so young as yet, however, that what It will accomplish is enIts tirely a matter of speculation. are enthusiastic about "professors their novel work and seem to think that a new field of usefulness will be opened up for these chattering little beasts. SQUELCHER. Vet Every Mae Knows Bow to Do It Bow a Fratty Wosss Assssrsd Properly. At one time, some 200 or 300 yean ago Italy held the pahn for cookery and the French mocked at what Montaigne called le science de guelle, says Ixmdon Chat. Then came other days, when masters of the art, such aa Bechamel!, maltre dhotel of Louis the Magnificent, and Vatel, the famous steward of the Prince de Conde, ruled over the aesthetics of the dinner table, and when great ladies, even princesses of the royal blood and maltreesea en litre, thought it no indignity to direct the course of a dish or to themselves prepare it The Princess of Souhlae invented the puree dolgnona, that la even now called after her. The Princess of Conde gave her name to a particular mode of serving a breast of mutton; the Duchess of Mallly, vleing with her, to a special way of dressing a leg of the same viand. The gente Louise de la Valllere was a great adept in all culinary lore, and Mwe. de Malntenon, femme savant as she was, would herself prepare les cotelettea et papillote for the delectation of her royal master. In fact, so alarmed waa she when Louis XIV. showed a predilection for car re du mouton a la Conte that she called In Pere la Chaise, who, In his turn. Invoked the aid of another priest, with the triumphant result that Canard au Pere Doulllet is known historically as having been the dish that weaned the too susceptible monarch from the of the princess and flzed him In the paths of virtue by the side of the Widow Scarron. With all due respect to Mgr. Savarln, It Is not every man of sense who knows how to eat. Witness the first Napoleon and the great Carlyle, men who swallowed their food In great gulps, ruining alike their health and, which is synonamous with health, their tempers also. Everyone is not like Mr. Gladstone, who lays it down as an axiom, and acts upon it, too, that food should be turned over In the mouth at least twenty or thirty times before It is finally swallowed, so do not deceive yourselves The most Important hour that a day has in store for you, the axle upon which all else turns, health, business, wealth, happiness. Is that hour which is ushered In by what Byron calls "the tocsin of the soul, that Is, the dinner bell. It is a time for which to prepare ourselves with a solemnity befitting such a grave occasion and 1b not to be rushed into lightly as if it were of little or no moment. Otherwise. bow has it arisen that the favored ones of the earth habitually cast off the garments of toil, the coat of varied and unmentionable garments of varied form, and attire themselves de rigeur whenever It Is a question of pit-fal- ls A Queer Misunderstanding. A certain West End man Is growing more and more deaf and greatly likes to admit it. He makes a brave pretense of understanding what Is said to him and this frequently entails amusing mistakes. Not long ago a neighbor met him and said: "Perhaps you haven't heard about the agreeable visitor that arrived at our house yesterday? a fine baby boy a perfect cherub? The deaf man smiled pleasantly and replied: "Oh, we have lots of them at our house. My wife gets them by the bushel. Stews em, you know, and puts em up. She put up more than forty cans this summer. Yes, Indeed." "Why, said the bewildered neighbor, "what do you think I said? "Yea, she likes the red kind best, they aint so tough. Is yours the black continued the afflicted citizen. "Says they aint so tough. Is yours the black sort? "Sir! cried the indignant neighbor, "what are you talking about? The deaf man heard this. "Why, cherries, of course, he pleasantly remarked. "Thats what yen said, Isn't It? But the neighbor walked along withPlain- out explaining. Cleveland dealer. dis- The Civilising Power of Irrigation. The evolutionary process of the last twenty years has brought out borne very valuable lessons for tbe future of California. It was demonstrated that Irrigation fa essential to tbe highest standard of civilization. The census of 1890 revealed the fact that of the gain in rural population atood to the credit of eight counties where Irrigation prevailed. The counties which rely upon rainfall had about reached a standstill or scored a loss. The people have always been divided on the question as to whether Irrigation Is necessary. Those who oppose urge that it breeds malaria and Injures the quality of the fruit Those .who favor insist that It la essential to the most scientific agriculture and In the maintenance of dense population. The laat twenty years have answered the question forever. The ana compariswer consists of and south the son between Da Maurice's Wit. the north. The one was born of the A gentleman, himself a very witty Irrigation canal, the other of the min- man, remarked the other day. In coming camp and the wheat ranch. The upon Du Marier's drawings In one Is characterized by a high civiliza- menting that the legends printed below Punch, tion, the other by a low one. Century. them were more comical than the drawings themselves. We are now told that thesd pungent condensations cost their Disgusting Scotch Ilihlnn. A new fashion has arisen In Scotch author a great deal of thought and la- -, country houses during the last few bor, and the New York Evening Post years. All sporting men like porridge advances the view that they were a for breakfast. Now, It Is not a pretty preparation for that phenomenal sucspectacle to see muslached and bearded cess In novel writing Into which Du men eat porridge and cream, so now Maurier seemed to drop with a perplexthat delectaf'lc ''impound Is placed up- ing spontaneity. One of the firm of on a side talie behind a screen or In Harper ft Bros, tells an anecdote relatand when the lords ing to Ms connection with their magaa little ante-(0oof creation stroll down on a Sunday or zine which Id worth repeating. When rush down on a week day to breakfast, he was engaged to furnish the monthly etiquette, they drawings which appeared at the end of according to eat their first breakfast course stand- each number of this periodical, the ing. This fashion reminds an observer proprietors of Punch wrote him that of the Russian habit of eating zakouska ihey understood his services were theirs or hors doeuvre at a side table In exclusively, to which he returned this : Man cannot live before descending to brief note: "Dear the drawing-rooNew York Tribune. by Punch alone. Yours, G. Du M. It the dining-rooIs not stated how long he was occupied Bmi tlsiion Measure. In concocting this, but It Is very clever. In the fifteenth century the beer galBoston Herald. lon measure of England was a fourth Apple beer la now the rage In the larger than the vine gallon measure, to allow for the froth. country districts of Malnei two-thir- ds m up-to-d- m SKUNKS AS PETS. Wliu lias Triad It, Says The Latest Cora tor Obesity Set Forth Mr. Maynard, It la Easy to Domestical T liras. FAT FOLKS TURN SOMERSAULT A Lady Killer. Mrs. Blank of Detroit is a very pretty woman, in spite of three facts which might seem to militate against her, She is says the New York World. over 45, she has a married daughter and that daughter is the mother of two children. The daughter lives at Mount Clemens, a small town about twenty-fiv- e miles north of Detroit. Mrs. Blank was waiting the other day at the Detroit depot for the train to Mount Clemens and was reading a newspaper, when she became aware of the presence of a dapper little man, who passed and repassed before her several times. It did not strike ber that this Individual was endeavoring to strike her attention until her eyes happened to meet his and then she caught the propitiating smile that is characteristic of that kind of a dapper little man. Perhaps the smile was intended to be fascinating, but Mrs. Blank allowed her gaze to rest upon him calmly for a fleeting instant and then resumed the perusal of her newspaper. The peripatetic journeying! of the would-b- e continued for a few minutes, when, suddenly halting, lie raised his hat with a flourish and remarked: I beg your pardon, but are you going Mrs. Blank lookto Mount Clemens? ed up and surveyed the intruder interestedly. Then she spoke in turn: "Yes, I am going to Mount Clemens to visit my grandson. He is almost as large as you are! The doors of the depot which opened upon the street flew back with a bang as tbe dapper little man mingled with the distant lady-crush- by a London Paper. Corpulence is a subjqpt concerning which the avenge doctomf has many questions to answer, says the New York World. Hardly a day paases without the query: Oh, doctor, what shall I do? 1 am growing so stout In reply to the questions one says "Carlsbad," another ride a wheel, while the third suggests some nauseous compound, or, perhaps, starvation. The latter process is always a sure means of reducing oorpulency. Day after day elaborate accounts of new treatments for obesity are detailed In both medical and lay journals. Some of these are not without their good points, while others are positively dangerous. At all events, tbe great majority of the cures require such an amount of persistence and that the cases in which they prove beneficial are not very numerous. Massage and various movements, when performed In a systematic manner have always been highly rated In the treatment of obesity. Sweden (where massage and the movement cures originated) bus been the home of the cures for many years. Tbe London Graphic is responsible for a report of the latest remedy for corpulency. The remedy, which is simplicity itself, requires In the main that the sufferer shall turn somersaults; how many and how often the Graphic's report does not say. The principle may be a good one. To thoee, however, who contemplate an early trial of the remedy It may be well to point out an element of danger; that Is appendicitis, in tbe production of which this new tmitment may be an Important factor. Several observers of repute have called the attention of medical men to the fact that people who indulge In gymnastic exercises, such as jumping, football, work upon the trapeze or bar are particularly liable to the disease mentioned. May not one hope that as a result of this treatment uncommonly stout people of prominence will no longer be characterized as fat? It Is well known that fat persons, men and women, are always eager to reduce their flesh. Fancy Mr. Cleveland, Mr. Reed, Gen. Ilarrlson and other eminent persons being attracted by this newest and latest remedy for excessive embonpoint and putting it Into practice. ed self-deni- er WHAT OUR FAIR DID. Taught tha Fcopla ttaa Lesson of Enthusiasm and Appreciation. It is a but a couple of years since the vision of the White City of Chicago ended in flame and smoke or vanished before tbe rains of winter, and yet already the dream is materializing, the phoenix has risen from the ashes by Lake Michigan to fly from city to city, wherein the plaster and stucco of the Columbian palaces nre becoming enTbe during stone, says Scribners. great educational institutions have opened the way, not only with plan, hut also with realization, with colleges In New York, and the beautiful library of Boston, and with the huge and magnificent pile which has arisen beside But although the national capitol. some of these buildings were projected and designed before the World's Fair grew into being, the latter has taught to the people that shall visit them the lesson of enthusiasm and appreciation; above all, of that enthusiasm which results in a common direction, of that which results In Interappreciation harmony. Harmony was the great lesson of the Columbian city; the architects joined hands, and In the court of he great buildings ashonor ear sumed ...auty and significance from the fellowship of the charming palaces that surrounded it A REPUTATION al FOR ONIONS. Tl Odorous Dulb Is Kiivirlrd to Eng- land ljr Egypt. English imports of ouions have Increased from Egypt and it Is acknowledged that this country Is at present the most active and aggressive competitor in the onion trade, says a writer in Chambers' Journal. Egypt has been regarded by some people as the land of the pyramids and mummies only, but It has from time immemorial had a reputation for onions. Ancient Egyptians swore by the onion and regarded the plant bb sacred. Tbe inscription on tbe pyramid of Cheops tells us that the workmen had onions A Unman Balloon. given to them and from the hible we son learn that the Hebrews, when slaves Albert Barrows, the of C. J. Barrows, of Somers, Kenosha under Pharaoh, enjoyed these bulbs, county, Wls., while running down a and that when far away they rememhillside on the farm near his home, bered the leeke and the onions and fell upon a stubble and the sharp points the garlic. The trade with Egypt for entered bis left side. He went home onions is now so important that four lines of steamers are engaged In tbe crying, wav put to bed and a physician was sent for. The accident ap- traffic, bringing consignments from peared ordinary and the resulting in- Alexandria to Liverpool. Hull and Lonjury trivial. But unusual and grave don. The Egyptian onion Is a handsymptoms were not long In developing. some and useful vegetable, and by What was first noticed was a slight selecting the best strains of seed the swelling of the left side of the body. quality tends year by year to Improve. This was thought to be merely the The Egyptians know two varieties the "baall and the "mlskaoul but sympathetic action of the muscles following the bruise. Remedies were ap- supplies of the latter kind are seldom sent abroad, as they absorb so much plied, but tbe swelling continued. Increasing and extending day by day un- moisture from the frequently irrigated til the entire body of the child had as- ground In which they are grown that sumed an abnormal appearance. A they do not stand a sea voyage well. careful examination showed that the The "baall onion is the more popular stubble In entering the body had passed Egyptian onion and is grown in yellow between the ribs and entered the lungs. soil, which is sparingly watered while It was the air from this organ that the bulbs are maturing, in order that was escaping, and, finding Its way unthe onions may stand a lengthy sea der the skin, was gradually swelling It voyage with little risk of "sprouting. out to terrible proportions. The lad So excellent in quality are these onions became puffed out to twice his former that efforts are, it Is said, being made size. It is a very uncommon case and in other countries to raise onions from has attracted much attention in the Egyptian seed. medical world. The swelling la of tha form which occurs In a person afflicted Royalty at tha Camera. with dropsy, except that the swelling When the princess of Wales visits is done not by fluid, but by air. The the photographer she usually arranges air breathed Into the lungs. Instead of that her sitting shall take place In the morning. A special studio Is Ret apart finding exit in the ordinary way, escapes through the tiny punctures made for the princess and other members of In the lung by the stubble. From the the royal family. It is approached by lung the air find Us way to the mil- a private door, which leads to an antelions of little cells between the muscles room provided with easy chairs and and tbe akin. a plentiful supply of illustrated papers. A small chamber is fitted up as a dressing room and here is to he found a maid from Marlborough house, who American Women. "We hear, says the London Athen- has preceded her royal mistress with aeum, that between forty and fifty a dressing case containing brushes and ladies, mostly Americans, have in- other toilet accessories. The princess, scribed their names in the register of having discussed the position in which the University of Berlin, although the she Is to be taken, arranges herself Docenten do not countenance the ad- and the operation proceeds. It is etimission of women to university lec- quette on these occasions for the photographer to address any remark he tures. At Zurich the number of has risen to 150 and they may have to make to the lady In waithave already begun to agitate for the ing In attendance, who In turn adwho replies acquisition of the same rights as belong dresses the princess, Is It needless to tint her also, to the studenten and the question has through Is with by dispensed that tbe whether say latter etiquette actually sprung up term should not be considered aa com- tbe princess In many cases. London Letter to an exchange. munis generis six-year-- cn At the meeting of the Boston Scientific society last evening C. J. Maynard of Newtonville spoke quite at length American anion the mal, the skunk, giving the results of some five months observations of one wlfich he has domesticated. Mephle, for that is her name, was captured while quite young ami being of affectionate disposition, has become greatly attached to her captors, and during tha last half year has had free range of Mr. Maynard's house and grounds, has made a trip in cars and stage to his summer home on Cape Cod, and has been handled and stroked by hundreds of persons, including many ladles. She is kind, timid, playful. During this time she has afforded opportunity for constant study, and Mr. Maynard knows more about this peculiar American product than any other living person. He Is able to correct many statement heretofore made that are not true; he finds that It will escape If there Is a possibility of doing so. and defends itself only when cornered, and that before Its attack it gives a number of warning signals quite as pronounced in character as thore of the rattlesnake or the much-malign- ed good-nature- cotton-mouthe- d moccasin, d. that ko one who sees tbe signals mny escape the denouement by remaining absolutely motionless. The creature will then slink away, for It defends itself only with great reluctance. As to attacks on the barnyard, Mr. Maynard thinks that much of this kind of damage is due to other anlmula, for so well as he can Judge the animal Is afraid of the hen, and If at all destructive could catch only young chickens. In connection with his first paper, Edward E. Norton, president of tha r. soci spoke of the skunk in its an exclusively it being aspect, Ame. n animal which furnishes manu 'during purposes. The quality of these Is dependent on a strict Imaginary line, Including Massachusetts, New York and Ohio, and so closely does the quality coform to these limits and so much does It vary outside of them that an expert can tell the place of capture within forty or fifty miles merely by an Inspection of the fur. Boston Transcript. com-me- Beauty of tha Creole Women. "As you sec his face, writes Ruth McEnery Stuart In an article on the A People Who Live Amid Creoles. Romance," in the December Ladle Home Journal, "you will know that he (the Creole husband or father) realizes that no flower upoL the altar Is half so fair or so fit for the temple's perfect adorning as his blooming wife and budding daughters, who sit in lice beside him. If he does not think these things he is a dullard or, maybe, only Perhaps his mother was an Americah, or Scotch. And then? Perhaps ba would not think them because they might not be true. There would ba other things, other things just as llna and good, no doubt they might even have rare beauty of a different typo but the Creole woman Is a flower. She Is a magnolia or a Jasmine occasionally a camellia or, especially, when there is a good warm drop of Spanish blood In her veins, she Is a red, red rose a rose too sweet to psbs untouched but for her perfect dignity and a piquant hauteur that Is as protective as any thorn upon a roses stem. Properly speaking, or rather, narrowly speaking, the Creole is an American, born of French or Spanish parents, or of both, and, strictly, both parents should themselves be foreign born, but the Creole Is often only the of a Creole, and some of their families of purest blood could not reach the mother country without going hack through three or four American-hor- n generations." lily-cover- ed half-Creol- a. Russian Malachite. One of the most beautiful of minerals as well as rich ores of copper Is the green carbonate, malachite. As a fine marble for carving the Russian malachite la highly prized. It Is very com- pact and prettily banded in different shades of green. The malachite from Arizona is equally beautiful as specimens, although not often occurring solid enough for use as a marble. The specimens of the velvet malachite, consisting of surfaces of capillary crystals in tufts and radiations, are erpecially handsome. Azureite, sometimes celled blue malachite, is but slightly different In chemical composition. The color Is deep uzure blue to blue black. At the Arizona localities tbe two minerals generally occur associated. Strange f'.uiia) lumnniH. The Greenlanders know a thing or two. In the belief that a dog can find Its way anywhere they bury a living dog In the same grave with a dead child. The canine Ib supposed to ba used by the child as a guide In the other world. Tne Australians pull out the corpses Anger nails, and then tie the hands to prevent its digniift Its way out of the grave to engage in the vampire business. The primitive Russians put a certificate of rharartcr in the dead person's band, so that no questions might be raised at tbe gate of heaven.