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Overbrook Herald from Overbrook, Kansas • 1

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SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY. In a tliuiuU'rstura it is unsafo to takn i-i'f uc-' uiulor a white poplar, as lliai tivn Mttau to nttiMOt litriilninfr. Ttl. OviirolV, a Mneiiimt of Moscow, suififL'hts lliut Imiin'hol loi's bj to phmt a w.iiu poplar before uitcli ti p'i'Vi'iit the houses Ironi I.hmu;t tired Uy the body all agreed as to them, the comet should be many milliea zailei farther away than when the ompu-lations were made; yet this amazing wonderer im tha field of space is now larger and brighter than ever. VThat is the secret of this phenomenon'? Has the comet auddealy tnrned back along its path? Has it suddenly grown in bulk Or is this the manifestation of some new law of the FIRESIDE FRAGMENTS.

Hickorynut Drop. Take two cup-fuls of sugar, one egg, two tablespoon-fuls of Hour, a cupful of hickorynut kernels sliced fine; mix and drop on buttered tins. Ohio Farmer. Iiacon and Apples After frying some rashers of bacon in a frying-pan, fry In the fat some slices of cored apples. Serve tho bacon in the center of a dish with the apple slices around it Drake's Magazine.

It is a good plan to keep a crock of fullers' earth in the kitchen for removing spots of grease from carpets, boards, 65 Cents Per Month I If you would keep posted, subscribe for The Kansas City Times, The best daily paper west of the Mississippi River. Year. HABITUAL CHEERFULNESS. It a Nature ilichly to be Denireu end Cultivated. Good nature that is, inherent, Inborn cheerfulness is one of the most desirable of mental characteristics.

One possessed of a natural temperament that inclines to make the bright and pleasant side of life predominate and 'prevail above and beyond the dark and seamy side is indeed to be envied. To some, a cheery, optimistic disposition comes by inheritance just as surely and legitimately as a fair skin or any other personal feature. Such favored souls throw out their intellectual radiance as naturally and as charmingly as the flowers come out in their beautiful colors when the winter is over and gone. As the very earth is wakened to life by the genial warmth of spring's early footsteps, so human nature feels tho inspiration of happy and cheerful influences. The clouds will rift when a sunny nature sheds is beams around, Who can wear a "long" face and mope in melancholy, when a gladsome, happy face looks in upon him.

A cheerful temper is a perennial benefit, as well as a very rainbow of peace and joy in the home, for it bears us over and through the rough places, and not only carries its own comfort with it, but, being infectious, it distributes $7.50 InNewQuarters. It is not necessary to tell tho peo-' plo a long story about prices and goods. Wo keep everything tho farmer needs in the way of general merchandise and to be convinced of our prices and the quality of our goods, it is only necessary to call at THE ran Fall and Winter CLOTHING. JAMES. G.

Dents A I Lumber. Shingles, Sasli. happiness to all around. But pity for those who come into this beautiful world from a gloomy, uneasy, grnin-' bling stock of ancestry, who can only ill in everybody unci everything, evil only everywhere; believiag, natur- ally, too, that the "race is degener-1 atiug, that all men are dreadfully wicked" and "going to the dogs," or to the "bad place," that nothing is as good or correct as it "used to be!" The unfortunates born to these common pessimistic ideas surely deserve our commiseration. What comfort can such people get in life or living? How unpleasant to meet them! They carry discomfort forever with them; the very face growt into wrinkles and frowns, telling plainly of mental unrest and discontent, unillumined by one ray of gladness or enjoyment in all the pleasures or delights of life.

Why do not such people strive to cultivate cheerfulness, to gather in sunbeams and not clouds into their hearts and natures? They surely could if they only would, for in no direction does the real lorce ot will power stand out more conspicuously than in this a will to keen at bay that mental disease, the to see the light and not the darkness. Moro mental agony is really endured in dread an 1 fear of what moy happ a than on recount of all that does actually happen. Many a bridge is mentally "crossed before we como to the wise adae to the contrary notwithstanding, and much needtess worry and anxiety are fostered thereby. A large majority of most people's troubles are merely the anticipated ones. Small matters, trifling surroundings, often cause really absurd despondency, Analyze the cause of meutal depression and often it is found ridiculous and groundless.

Even the weather is a reliable thermometer of some people's mental condition sunny or stormy, as the case may be; all life and exuberance in pleasant days, melancholy and "blue" in stormy waather. The companionship of those who are addicted to mental depression is anything but desirable. The very foundation of tho happy homj fireside mid be cheerfulness itself, There alt the holy joy of mutual love and afl'e 'tion should be cement by the bouedjont andp.ace-ffiviug bond of cordial, happy, hearty good will. When genuine sorrows do com, as to all they sometimes inevitably muut, the heart is stronger to bra-e against them, and to endure, than if health and courage had been fretted away by imaginary troubles an. I by "looking on the darkBde," ani the glad thought is laden with comfort that the good ther who carries us along in the sunshine will ba at the helm in the shadow.

Katheriue Armstrong, in Christian Union. Little Englitli Classics. "Did you Bet her?" "She wouldn't set" "Why didn't you put her head in the clamp?" "She flew off." "Well, we must get her the next time. If you'll coax her to set, I'll catch her when she isn't looking." It was not a hen they were talking about. The conversation took place in a photograph gallery between the operator and his chief, and it concerned a balky customer who would not get a picture taken.

Detroit Free Press. High Ambltlo Doors, Blinds, Fence Posts, Pickets, SCAUFFKK, W. Sf AUFFKK, nMiiihee tvery Thurailtr at Orerbreek, tuti Knlerai alth VvarkiMk i4Bai trswmil- li thric khe utaile lecnJulu Hitter, THE MAN IN THE MOON Ii supposed to have a special Influence on the affairs of lovers, but comparative! few realize how very old the superstition is. This same man in the moon has for ngcs beeu tbe god of lore of the Chinese, and, It is believed, slides down to earth on a moonbean, ties the end of theloret 'aqueue to the top of the fair maiden's nose, by a magical knot, after which nothing can prevent the union. The marriage ceremonies of this ancient nation are very curiouB, and these and many others are described in a very Interesting article on "Curious Customs of Courtship and Marriage," charmingly illustrated, published in Demorest's Fami-iy Marazine for March.

A superbly I lustrated paper, entitled "In Mulberry Bend and Reyond," gives a very clear idea of the slums of New York; and to read the profusely illustrated (rticle (m Industries and alra08t cqu.l to a trip T. to JsPaD- If J'0" ar interested in knowing about a fashionable theater party, a Leo ton luncheon, ladies' lit- erary clubs, a grand muiicale, and other Lenton entertainments, you should read "A Debutante's Winter In New York;" there are a number of charming stories, goed poems, Madame La Mode discourses tbe latest Society Fads," there are innuverable illustrations, including a water-color of "A Viking Ship," and all the departments are full to overflowing of ioU thing. Demorest's is the ideal "family" magazine, and every number is equally interesting. Published for 0 cents a copy, or $2 a year, by W. Jenninirs 10 14th New York.

A EEFOEMER. T. J. Norton in tbe Kansas City Journal gives the following as the history P. B.

Maxsan, recently ap pointed railroad commissioner, says: B. Max son has been in He the reform business longer than any of tbm. He commenced reforming things soen after the commissioner the general land office, Willis Drummond removed him from the position of receiver of the United ges Und office at Independence in 1Ci-o "The transaction ef Mpioq, which brought about an investigation and his final dismissal from the government serviee are the subject of general commeat here to day. When Maxson was appointed receiver by Pomeroy the land ofQea was located a Neodesha. Independence was making a fight for it, aad its representatives at Washington were told that the office would be removed with the eonsent of the register and receiver.

M. W. Beynolds was receiver. One night while Maxson was sitting in his room over the laid office, a tap was heard on the front window. Maxson went to the window and found Hall, then a citizen of Neoshe county, and Colonel A.

M. York, of Pomeie'y fame. "They had borrowed ladder and had c'imbed to the window, being unable to get in through the lower door. Then and there, in consideration of 'clerk hire' for two years, Maxsen agreed to move the office to independence, the city couueil of that place having issued 3,400 in scrip to Maxson a-id Reynolds in consideration ot tho removal from Neodesha. Later an investigation was made and lfaxson was removed that time Maxson has been in the reform business and has been elect nd to nnft of the, most, imnnrliit nffipoc in the gift of the populist leaders." The Mysterious Holmes Comet.

Demorest's Family Magazine. The comet which was at first sup posed to be Biela's comc-t returned after a long absence, and which prov- ed to be a new wanderer in the infinite space, has developed some remarkable phenomena. In the ordi-naay course of events, i body should by th.s time have nearly faded from the eye of the greatest tele scopes. But it has inexplicably grown much brighter, and seems still to be growing I he incrsnae has brought the comet again plainly to view in the field of tho smallest telescopes: even opera classes may define the object more clearly than was pos- if u. .1 1110 IOUMUU of the orbit were properly csmputed, and tba astronomers who observed Fall and Winter Dress Goods.

tore We want your dollars and also your prodaoe, for which wo will ex ehange you dry goods, groceries, hardware, queensware, clothing, and in foot everything usually kept in a general store. In our new room we have excellent opportunities for din-playing goods in tho dry goods department. OVERCOATS. B.T. Radoliit, Manager.

KIRKWOOD, in Lath, Lime, material at Bosk Bottom Prioes. depot, Overbrook, Kansas. KANSAS. at reasonable rates. I hare farms the best Insurance companies: colleo and Bee me.

ltf Propieror. KANSAS. FLOUR, ani CHOP FEED Hair, Cement, Band. Psessod and Oenuaon Brick, Window Glass, Putty. Screen Doors, Etc A (I'lo i-pLvimen of tho egg of Kpyornis.

tliu uxtinet ffiatlt bin', of MaUiiitasciir, itn.l obtained from Southern Miiilariwiir, wai exhibited at a re-oent of theooloff eal society of London. 1 1 will be remembered that this wjfsr is about thirteen inches long and of tlio capacity of l.Vt hen's t'gt. Cooporallvu or joint stock funning is beiiiir eondueU'd on if scale in the ivyioii of the Doiiibes lyinf between HoitrEnbresM and Lyons, Frame. drainage, arttk'ial manures have in twenty years reduced the area of ns.irsli land by two-thirdt, in-eivased tha population by one-third, and in the proportion diminished mortality." The fool for the 590,000 natives of Vual and th. Zulus alone is white corn, ll i touii 1 into a coarse meal and bailed with water, making ordinary pon i j-i.

Last year's torn crop wits a (rood one. leaviiiif loU.OCO bushels for export, but 1 his year there is iinsheis. An importation of torn ln-an before ilie close of last year. "No livin'" gwax of disease can re-fist the antiseptic power of essence of cinnamon fur move than a few hours," is tpp co chis'on announced by M. 'hamlieriand as the result of prolonged research and in M.

I'asteur's laboratory. It is said to destroy ml-erob. as eifectively, if not as as rapidly us HiTosi'fe sublimate. Even the scent of it is fatal to microbes and Chamberl nd savs a decoction of cinnamon should be taken freely by persons Iivinyii: piacs ail'ected by typhoid or cholera. Kcectit reports, ma'nly in the nature of Holier slat ments of facts, indicates a considerable quantity of trold in Nova At Caribou, Halifax county, the first week of this month, a little over 750 ounces of fold was smelted from a trifle more than thirty tons of quartz.

The gold was worth I15.0.W, and represented a clear profit of $14,000 over working' expenses. Kour-to, men were just twenty-six days getting out the It is estimated that the principal gold strike there is worth 125 ounces to the ton of quartz. During the year 180'! about 4. 100 miles of railroad were built in the United Stales, This brings the total railway milea.Te of the United States to 174,000 miles, or about 45 per cent, of tho total railway mileage of the world. The lougest line constructed was th'- Pacific extension of the St Paul, Minneapolis Manitoba railroad to 1'uget sound, 5.18 miles, completing another transcontinental route.

No railway was built in five states; but one mile was built in Kansas, and the greatest inilcsio was built in Washington. 4U0 mile-. There are very important evidences of internal heat derived from the universal phenomenon of fairly uniform increase of temperature in all deep wells, mines, borings or tunnels. This increase has been usually reckoned as 1 d. gree 1'.

for each 60 feet of descent, but a recent very careful estimate by l'rof. Prestwioh, derived from the whole of the available data, gives 1 degree F. for every 47.6 feet of descent It is a cni ious indication of theunivor ality of this increase that even in the coldest parts of Siberia, where thesoil is frozen to a deptii of GiO feet, there is a steady increase in the temperature of this frozen soil from the surface downward. THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT. One eioluMou of the Problem of Opening Up the Dark Ceiitlutjut.

Count l'ovoleri suggests that if the herds of tuskers still roaming the wilds of Africa could be captured and confined In kedahs or corrals like those successfully formed in India by the late Mr. Sandi'rson, the turner could still obtain a fair supply of the material he rovets by siwlng oil the tusks, while the animals, much safer without them, could be tamed ns beasts of draught and burden. Without quite accepting this rather sanguine view as to this domestic supply being ever equal to the present demand, it is undeniable that the taming of the African elephant would be one of the most important hteps in the civilization and opening up of Africa which could possibly be taken. It would, indeed, solve many of the. problems which the camel settled ago, when it became, as it is likely to continue, the "ship of the desert" Uut in most of the country now exciting the interest of Europe the camel is scarcely suitable though Lugard thinks th-it it tuigi.t bo very easily naturalize-! in and the lake region generally.

Largo parts of east Africa, and certainly broad strips near the sea. are kupa.ssab'e to beasts of bur.len on account of the venomous tsetse fly. Harmless to man, this insect is fatal to the horse, sheep, dog, ox, and most generally to the mule, and though the immunity of the donkey has been affii-med tiie experience of travelers will, we believe, bear us out in affirming that it is too exceptional to depended on by tbe trader or explorer. Hence th necessity of employing large gang of "paguzi," or with the result that, before a ton of goods gets fr om Mombassa Uganda, something ike ijioO is a.lde.l to the cost of it for freight 'a his renders it imp asible to carry any-tiling but the highest priced articles, aud practically blocks the way to legitimate commerce. A railway would, no i.nibt, end the ffiouilv. a railway inexpensive, takes it iousf time to build, and cannot penetrate of uic rjtil reziun tnruurfii which it main artery runs. Tlie camel serve us a MiljR.d Jiry in the far interior, as it i-. in only hardiest of beasts as its but one of the most in matter of climate, being as much at aome among Siin-riau vv us i.i tiie torri I desert of tiie Hut ilie ep iaiil I bi i 1 in ire UM'al, since it ptospe in a hI i fit p.s as ill 1 "tv, it i- im-Ci'cvs tni ihU, a n-, IjuU 'huu tue i --L i i i d. celestial spere? During the next two or three momtns, unjess some new and unexpected change again takes place, the world of soience may have to coafrent a problem which upsets all eld and apparently well-settled laws.

Ballington Booth, the leader of the Salvation Army in America, who has beeon the city for several days, bat is now at Wiehita, is the second son of General Booth, commander-in-chief aad originator of the movement He is 35 years old, six feet three and three fourths inches in height, and is almest a giant He was educated at Fauaton college, England. He is very versatile, eeiag a good musician aad ean play on eleven different instrument. Topeka Journal. The faet that the postoffica de-partmknt is more than paying for itself is a full justification of that polioy in its management daring the past four years whieh has sought to give the people tha best possible ser-viee. There probably has keen no similar period in the history of the government when so mnch practical advancement was made as during the present administration under Post master General Vf anamaker.

Mrs. Peary, who shares in the fame of her husband, Lieut Peary, the fa mous explorer of Greenland, said in conversation a few days ago that she thought she felt the cold more nero during our recent siege of severe weather than she did last year up where a zero temperature is consid ered moderate. Miss Helen Gould is, in her own own right, the rishest unmarried worn a a in tne world, yet she is very simple in her tastes and unaffected in her manners, and is benevolent, domestic and retiring. The death of a noted Kanian is an nounced at Lawrence. Col.

Sam Wal ker was a very distinguished personage in territorial days among free state and pro-slavery people, both. He rendered isvaluable services to the free state cause. He was an anusual ly brave and daring man. There was a neted pro-slavery desperado about 1857 by tbe name of Jake Hurd. Jake bad burned some buildings that day in the neighborhood of Lawrence.

As he sat down In the evening to a game of cards in Doyle's soloon, one of the party being Judge Ca to, United States district judge, Jake told the in what he had done and that he expected Sam Walker after him. Then each man drew a revolver and laid it down on tho table, remarding that they wou id protect him. One of the Pe triken boys overheard the conversation and coming out of the saloon al most the first mau he met was Sam Walker ne told Walker what he had heard, and insisted that ho wait until he got his gun that he might go with him. But Walker didn't need 1 any help. He walked into the room and covering the three men with his revolver he dragged Jake out by the collar.

Sara Walker wes a grand, good man, filling his place in this world well. We mourn his loss, but the time is coming when we bave all got to go. G. W. Martin In the Kan cas City Gazette.

APPOINTMENTS. Wht ih Legislature sad a one oent Stump will do Daily. yeti wish to keep fully informed of what the new governor of Kansas docs from day to day, of the men he calls about him to form the new ad ministration; of tbe daily doings in the coming legislature, which prom ises to be one of the liveliest and most interesting in history; do you wish to receive bright, accurate, prompt un biased uews, from tbe capital of Kan sas. If so, give your postmaster a Dollar and he will have The Topeka Daily State Journal sent to you three months from date, covering the legislative session in full. For two dollars more, or three dollars in "all, the Daily will be sent post-paid from dale to anuary 1, 1894.

GIBSON'S OGUGil SVHUP EILL STCP I Druggists. iascr.iAT,.Bsiuatr.:t. jiiuruic, CLU. 1 1 ftillicu iii.iiicuini.aijr i and well rubbed in it will absorb the grease, and may then be brushed off 1 dry withoutinjuring tho color or fabric. Splendid Boston Brown Bread.

Scald a pint of corn meal with a pint of boiling water; when sufficiently cool add one pint and a half of rye meal, a -pill of yeast, a gill of molasses a tea-spoonful of salt Mix well, and, when 1 perfectly risen, steam five hours, then put into the oven for half an hour to dry and harden the crust Health and Humanity. French Chicken Tic. Cut a tender chicken in joints, cut half a pound of salt pork in pieces; in a little water boil the two together until nearly tender. Line a deep dish with pie paste; put in the meat, season with salt pepper and chopped parsley. Put in a little water and cover over with the pie-paste, which shoul I be rich.

Rake forty minutes. Detroit Free Press. i Apple Meringue. Remove the cores and set the apples in a pan, filling the holes with sugar. Pour a little water in the pan and put in the oven to bake.

Remove the apples before they are cracked open from being too well done, and pour over thein a meringue which has been slightly flavored with lemon extract. This is said to bring out the delicate taste of the apple. Farmers' Voice. Some variations of fair schemes were seen in a recent entertainment of the sort In lieu of the time-honored grab bag, an old village pump, moss-grown and dark with age, apparently, flowed favors Instead of waters through its ancient spout One of the stalls represented the huge web, with a giant spider enthroned therein; caught in its meshes were all sorts of tempting fancy work and notions, while from above lloateil a banner enticingly inviting tho passing flies to "Come into my parlor," N. Y.

Times. liakeif Apples with Whipped Cream. Pare and core the apples, or leave tho skin on, as preferred. Lay them In a baking dish, fill each apple with suirar; stick a clove into it land sprinkle a tablespoonful of sugar over each. Cover and bake half an hour, then remove the cover and continue the baking uutil the apples are tender, but not brokon, and nioely browned.

Then take them up in a glass dish and when cold serve with whipped cream, or use ordinary cream if the whipped cream is not readily available. Orange Judd Farmer. Brine for Butter. Make a brine, strong enough to bear an egg. To one gallon of it put half a pound of sugar and two tablespoonfuls of saltpetre.

Boil well and skim perfectly clear. Then strain some five or six times, and keep a small bag of salt in the firkin of brine. If butter made by some good dairyman in September, when it may be bought cheap, is made up into one or two pound rolls, tied up in cotton cloths, and submerged in this brine, it will keep fresh and sweet a whole year. It must of course, be kept well under by means of weights, or a board top that just fits inside the cask and is held down by a large stone or other weight Harper's Bazar. UNAPPRECIATIVE FRIENDS.

Tlie Sraukfr of the Ktyptlaii Variety a Victim of OtUer Men. The smoker of expensive Egyptian or1 Turkish cigarettes a man much to be pitied. Not because he is a cigarette smoker that is a horrible offence at best but because he is actually victimized, and defrauded, and maligned and traduced as welL In the first place he is rarely, if ever, regarded as other than a common leather lunged cigarette fiend. The rank and file take him to a consumer of rehabilitated cigar butts, or if they detect the to him delightful odor of the rich tobacco, which varies from other tobaccos, they at once put him down as a victim of catarrh, and probably inquire if he is smoking a "cubeb." Nothing in the world so galls a smoker of Egyptian cigarettes as that accusation, unless it be the sneers of the men who smoke tha tw i-for-a-cent dredful variety of cigarete. The taste of the latter is so vitiated and their moral sense so blunted that they scorn the Egyptian cigarette as a thing of evil or ask for one in an offhand manner, as though It were one of the kind they are in the habit of inhaling into their own lungs.

These men can never be brought to a realization of the fact that the imported cigarette at four or five cents apiece bears the same relation to their kind as a twenty-five cent cigar does to "two-fer" two for five. Having extorted one from the victim they take a whiff or two, pucker and draw a wry face, and at the earliest convenient-opportunity shy it into nearest cuspidor to the great disgust of the aforesaM victim. Then there is another thing that grates upon the sensitive feelings of the smoker of imported cigarettes. It arises from the habit that utter strangers have of considering the little paper rolls as cimmon property. When a box of cigarettes is opened it is almost tan-ainrunt to a general invitation to all present to smoke like the tapping of the lid of a snuffbox whs a hundred years ago.

It is tht the patron of foreign things wishes he had never been born, for like as not some "rank outsider" steps up, nni, reaching forth a greedy hand, iys, "Say, niister, give us a cigarette, please." Of course, tho only refuge for the highly cultivated individual is either give up cli'aietto smoking eitircly, carry two kinds to a l-ommodate alt or pr is ctte his n.diing 'if the an v.iricSy in the .1 ta le jf his an or iri.ri mid n-t. oUfccuiv uowkuf int. emu. -N. t.

Ui rauL, Missouri Coal Constantly on Hand, As my Terms are Cash I ean famish Offloe and yards near the D. S. FAIRCHILD, Eeai Estate, Loan Insurance AGENT, OVERBROOK, Will make loans on well improved farms all sizes for sale, also represent some of tions made and notary work done. Call Teacher (in disgust) That's H- Overbrook Winpower Mills. D.

MANLY, OVERBROOK, COM MEAL, GR1HAH tenth time you ou've answered "I dou't know" to my question. Boy I only said "don't know" six times. The other times I said I wasn't sure. Teacher Well, what does a boy who never knows, or is never sure of any thing, expect to be when he grows up? Ho- (after reflection) I guess mebby 1 I might be a nstronomer, an' talk about comets. Good News.

A rnrniturn I'ulUU A good furniture polish, which gives a soft, oily finish to furniture and wood work, is made of one scant ounce of linseed oil, one full ounce of turpentine and three-fourths of an ounce of cider vinegar. Shake it until thoroughly mixed. Then rub the furniture with the mixture, allow it to stan i a short time, and polish it well with a soft, dry flannel cloth. Watchman. I'layinc fur Kvpd.

Friend So you have married your housekeeper. Don't you know that she has been robbing you for years? Old Sm irtcuss Of course I know it. That's why I married her. 1 am trying to get my back. Texas Sif tings.

No Kitsh Stltemnt. 'I5y lleorge, Dobson, that is a hand om nmhv 1. ffh .11,1 i UVl "I t-i answer until I have eon- suited mv lawyer. "-Chicago Kena UCol'j, I 0. W.

SMITH, EURNITURE DEALER AND UNDERTAKER FINE AND HED1U3I FURNITURE la Tha City. JLnJ at Tha Lawjst Prices. Wood and Cloth Csvered CofSiis and Casbfc EMBALMING A Lawrence, Kansas..

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