The Altus Plaindealer. (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 21, 1898 Page: 3 of 6
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From Ally Rloper.
GETTING REAPT FOR HIS FIRST JOB.
ODD THINGS ABOUT OUR FEET.
WORK fN LEATHER.
Snips—What (lo you think of that for a suit of livery?
The New Footman—Livery, d'ye call it? 1 calls it a bloomin’ bilious at-
Wlmt n Bachelor May* of llnblea. . vorn, she was driving in nu open cnr-
, , .... ! riage, Inhaling the sweet air of the
A medical journal says: If a. child ,...... „„ ,ho m„i.
free Downs, and gazing on the mel-
how long the child ! lowing tints of the autumnal woods;
does not thrive on fresh milk, boil it.
It does not say
should be boiled.
There are as many diffiejeat kinds
of babies as there are of grown-up
people, and the difference in dispo-
sition can he ohswved at a very early i
There is., f«r instance, the hungry, 1
grasping baby. Me grabs at every-1
thffig and refuses to let go. He cries i
for everything fie sew. »ei matter how i
big it is or tow far off it may be. He j
will reach out for the moon or a I
twenty-foot sign- mt a hat-shop, and if gleton
suddenly slie lay back on her cushions,
and, with Iter eyes Used on the dis-
tant' sky, hummed to- herself the s-wuot
melody of ‘Oh, for 1 lie Wings eel ».
Dove,’ which Mendeteswiio bait -wplttfru
expressly for her tun »y years before.
Little did 1h* ketrtv that it tm t®
her swan song.'’
Who ever lieard of sawdust ex-
plosions? They nro common enough
in Canada. Navigation on the Ottawa
river hss been seriously Impeded at
times by the explosion of sawdust, and
the Dominion Government 1ms at last
decided to lake steps to prevent any
practice which will enhance tlie pos-
sibility of these explosions taking
place. One would hardly suppose that
sawdust dumped iuto the river would
in course of time reform Itself Into
a gas generator which would keep the
surface of the stream in a constant
state of upheaval. But it Is true to
such nu extent that small boats have
been injured by tlie submarine con
The but tom of the Ottawa River is
covered witli a deep layer of sawdust
dumped there by tin" lumbermen, who
have carried on their log-cutting indus-
try on its banks and tributaries for
years. The dust, becoming water
soaked, sinks to the bottom, and in the
course of time rots and generates n
highly explosive gas. The latter rises
to the surface, each bubble being
Joined or reinforced by oilier bubbles
on the way up. Contact with air
seems to be as destrictive as tourh-
flre to lids gas, and the moment the
surface is reached It explodes with a
Preffy Things the Amateur
Can Easily Make.
"I understand you have been advo-
cating a tax on bachelors,” said Si-h-
fte eoufri reach tfevm he would make
on bones* effort to jam them into his
mouth. Me evi<te»tty thinks he has a
mouth as- Mg that of the Thames.
lAke a trawest*, it has never been as-
feMtMl tev mints* that greedy kind
of baby will eeatal*. When such in-
fants grow u®. if they ha-v-e the abil-
ity, they- hae«Mi» «MBmhm4*«(s and nun-
“I have,” replied Benedict.
“Upon what grounds do you justify
"Upon the general theory that a man
should be made to pay for the enjoy-
ment of a luxury.”
This he considered very clever until
his wife heard of it, when it seemed
to Ms* ranch at its bri-Bi-an-cy.
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H-6 hr Btawt tsifb tatti ffeftw tSsmteteti »f>.1 made- wit-M* jtm*; e-hdea vat t-o eht*
H« p»U» fife had*, hattmwms fids tato «*» ttoaf Wad aranu-f-aetufed: sy-ve-r>
ftr-ot-h-ms attd state** «m fte taeasi W-t-th aJ years, as the lon-ger it has bee*
fti.s rettio. pulls the kfe-t-PtC-B fail- «#, maud* ffwtots to tfce tetaifl!" it
8fi4 is m many eft pttm rmm#' • wttt ««*#. fwm tl*
«**& warn* «*»* atm at mm» m%* i mrd am dry.
CONK AS AWFUL W>W
*V rlJIJ if
MATCHES THAT FIT.
How Soap- and' S&ga-r
T'^ em Com-e- -a-n-d Co*
Take a shallow dish or vessel of any
kind and fill it with water; secure a
dozen or so match-sticks and cut them
in halves. If you like, you may leave |
them whole, but in this event I should ;
advise you to cut off the heads. Hold ;
a piece of soap in the water at the
centre of the dish, and you will very |
goon see the match-sticks hurrying i
away from the soap to the edge of the |
pan.' 1 believe match-sticks object as )
otrongly to soap as do some little chil-
dren. But you can very easily collect
the sticks into the centre again. Re-
tftirte the soap and in its stead hold a
lump of sugar in the water. Have
you -ever seen flies gather about a pot
if honey or syrup? Well, in just the
same way—just as if they had the
same instincts as these little insects—
the sticks will float towards the sugar
It is surprising the little interest we
take in other people's feet. Our own
command the whole of our attention;
and very worrying they are some-
Have you ever noticed the shape of
your feet? It may astonish you to
know' that one’s feet are as much an
index to one’s character as one's face,
or one's lines and wrinkles therein.
of the soldier, of the conqueror, and
the trustworthy man.
“In tue Scandinavian foot the big
toe stands far away from all the others.
The arch is flatter and longer than the
Aryan; the heel is very symmetrical in
.elation to the general outline; the
toes are longer; the tread is narrower.
It is the more elegant of the two, but
or one s lines anu wrinsies iuemu. the Celtic is the stronger development.
-This is the opinion of a foot surgeon The man with such a foot as this will
whom P. \V. has interviewed on the be no less sincere than the Aryan-foot-
subject, 'fed man. but he will be slower in com-
"Palmistry, physiognomy, and the Ing to a decision, and will perform his
like, are beside the mark compared duty or a promise usually with less
witli the value of the study of the feet grace. For swimming It excels the Cel-
in the formation of a man’s character,” ' tic; but the latter is all for long dis-
said he. "There are three classes of tance walking, mountain climbing,
the human foot—Aryan, Scandinavian, rapid and quick movement,
and the Anglo-Saxon. The first two ’ "The Anglo-Saxon may be termed
are pure; the third is the blend of the the general all-round foot. We pass
former. There is also a nondescript 1 Into degeneration from this, the foot
The revival of Pyrography or poker
work, has caused this pretty art to
And its way Into almost every fash-
ionable home. It has certainly much
to recommend it to the homeworker
who likes to employ her time in beau-
tifying her rooms. In the first place
the tools and materials for working
upon are not expensive; secondly, the
work Is not difficult, and, Anally, the
results are speedily obtained and are
highly satisfactory from an artistic
jDlnt of view.
When first starting, all that the
novice will need are the materials that
a*« suppled in the box in which the
etching machine is sold. The strident
should begin with any bold simple de-
signs, and practice straight lines and
"touches” upon spare pieces of wood.
As the worker improves, it will be
found that a finer "point” than that
provided is required for the more deli-
cate outlines. The most useful for all
round work is the simple cylindrical-
shaped point, which will be found es-
sential for etching clean straight lines
—one of the difficulties of poker work.
For chairs, tables, brackets and other
drawing-room decorations, the ordin-
ary white wood answers all purposes.
If a table be selected, a good choice
would be a three-legged one, with
an upper and lower shelf, shaped
in around. This kind of table, besides
being cheap, is strongly made and has
the advantage of taking to pieces, so
that each round can be worked upon
with perfect ease. Such a table spec-
ially lends itself to armorial designs,
which can be made exceedingly effec-
tive by the use of oil paints. A nar-
row circle of white should be left at
the end of the round, and a neat free-
hand design on a dark surface back-
ground should be etched Inside. In
the centre of the table, supported by
the design, the coat of arms must b®
emblazoned. On the lower shelf the
same scheme can be carried out,
though it is advisable to have a dif-
ferent design, and the coat of arms
may be substituted for a monogram, a
regimental crest, college arms, and so
The actual painting presents no dif-
Of*!—Art* the ted wfe© Is©ft mv for titan chop?
ftstiar* - ; ,. .
0—* Itiiffia «#„ I'&v-e grants.: >4*. ^
tWWW fflso* ift <*» sitt 4JSBS'-
««gt htf» tfem
itceMft at t-fraf- fe W fi'ft'
iA# sot go* ffr-weh (P'A;p>c-l'*'y.
But t&e jo® a-f t&fe feauftt&ghd is thfS
geod-nafAvweri; tejfey tfeft MWijs* mas* of'
the- Un-re. a*d> fet-wg-te aftd mwwtBi -ssrhlie.
aWske. 8mk *#*»«♦ te «t
trouble ffca*- a- **g Wdff. Wfce* h»
grows up., if M teo-s Money Sur kerooiew
a plUta«tlw®pb»i. There is a -fortune
ta store for the man who can get ®a*
a patewt o« that style of baby.
“The Celtic or Aryan foot was the
foot of the old Phoenicians, and is the
highest type of the human foot. it
has many characteristics which stand
out from all other feet.
"You may know it by the big toe
being shorter than the next one to It,
the big toe joint being large and long,
| the arch being short and high-pitched,
and the heel-bone being irregular in
form. The man with the Celtic foot
will perform what he says; he will be
that fills our prisons, hospitals, work-
houses, and supplies us with the foot-
"Even the prospects of marriage may
be gleaned from comparison of the
"The Anglo-Saxon foot is that of the
business men. The big toe and the one
next to it are brought on a line. The
arch is not so accurate as the Aryan,
but an improvement on the Scandina-
vian. The displacement across the
tread is greater than the Scandinavian,
from all directions and fasten them-
selves to it. It is wonderful and
amusing to behold the attraction that
the sugar has for these inanimate
match-sticks. l.ooks like magic,
doesn't it? Bnt it isn't. The oil in
the soap tends to spread over the sur-
;: flfc.ce- of the water and in doing so car-
f ri»9-the sticks away with it. The sti-
gar. beiTtg full ef pnres. sucks up the
find the Mt-Ue current thus pro-
will pu IUI Ul lit* V. *-'*'*.• l --- r> * VC* e v t ******* CMS-
strong, healthy, moral. It is the foot 1 but not equal to the Aryan.
which all the able-bodied males emi-
grate in the spring and proceed to
neighboring towns and districts in
search of work, remaining away
about nine months of tin: yca-i. In
their absence the wohjcii eultlva
The Czarina takes an interest
and is proud of it.
Velvet is . now puffed, waved, box-
iu pleated, and accordion-pleated by ma-
uicn mwuvc -________- the chine processes, and the result is any-
fields and manage local affairs geii- fWhg but elegant. It is like painting
ertllv under the presideuev of a lhiJ rPse or Perfuming the violet to
worn,,, Mayor. Brforo uW.M «...
o-oiorn asarn.l.lc In a «>rl of Club- of lbe fa|irk „ ,p0,|,a an(1 vahl,
4. ,. unv tn Tinte llo,,sp l'laj 1 “,1C ,°* "° bemeaned by such manipulation. As
fk hm**. A ******' m "»■« in the monnng. Virtue there is com- weli starch point lace or cut up sable
Mfff m I awd.V w-jiU'i.- tlio ajinpyamv?, nu t ten ,,.,rji,h. with unlimited cakes and ale, jnt0 minute fancy bits to trim a gown.
» k t ' and though the hours arc late and ....... —.......- —
* ^ t hMiia-rfi.ir-t-k. • tlw* mnlions of so nnu,j, (|,ue |s pivon to amusement.
SOME CLEVER POKER EFFECTS.
omtem MatriwM, " " ” f eWWMff tee*cx-fi..Hk[. • lpHltons of
There «ra hmw wwttte *» -tk# felSBMT fo»s» «*»»** w,n *ak<> “
tk«a la stay etlwr piwv la tte [ tins# e* wovk thek- fins-fleniTallng
wueerld. Tti-e average is esxe wfeal* i qiwn>l--Mw.s-. Washington Star,
day thra.HfiMaat the year.
the commune is prosperous, disorder
is unknown, and it is one of the best
conducted portions of tlio Empire.
If ever beauty unadorned is adorned
the most, it is in sparing the scissors
and withholding every sort of “decor-
ation' from either silk, velvet, or cost-
“Mnic. «Iris-1 tuade sod rals+ohes la-
her declining years," says the Rev. Mr.
Haweis. “Unlike Jenny Lind, she
never knew when to leave off. She fe-
r„. fiuud iDsuppombliv
The fact is. unlike Marie, she was
quite an empty-headed person, with no
Jewish guides in Rome never pass
under the Arch of Titu«, but walk
rorm-ei it. Tha rcwsv* is it commem-
e-rotes a victory over their race.
Parisian barbers are legally com-
pelled to wash their hands after at-
tending a customer before waiting on
also use only
There are doors in some old houses
ity-headed person, w it i o, jn pj0]|an(1 whjch were in former days
pursuits or interests apart from iho never usecj except for weddings and
•tage, or any power of occupying kor'' funerals. After the bride and groom
self. Grisi came back to the concert
room when far too lame to attempt
the stage. I heard her sing at the
Crystal Palace somewhere In the six-
ties. She was born in 1812 and died
in 1869. She imprudently tried 'Casta
Diva.' her great song in "Norma, but
reached her high notes with n pain-
ful effort. The old men who flocked
♦o hear her and remembered her tri-
umphs In the thirties and forties sat
crying like children. They fancied
had. passed the door was nailed up to
aw'ait the next event.
No fewer than 150 daily and weekly ]
newspaper in various parts of the <
world constitute the organs of the An- j
archist party. The most important is
published in France, the chief editor of
which is an ex-convict.
Girls in New Guinea have little
chance to elope. Every night they are
put in a little house in the top of a
tail tree, then the ladder is removed,
and the parents’ slumber is not dia-
' **• ----•• ---- -....... ............
they still heard the goddess of thejturbed with thoughts of an elopement, i
singe when Kitglnl. Tagliafico. Mario
and Labache bad lifted the Italian
school under Rossini, Bellini. Donizet-
ti and Verdi to the highest pitch of
Intoxicating popularity; but to my
taste. jHSir Grisl’s "Casta Diva" was a
“How different this front Mme. I.ind
Goldschmidt, who. although she had
long retired from the public stage,
could still sing ballads like "The Three
Ravens’ and some of Mendelssohns
The largest house in the world Is at
Wieden. a suburb of Vienna. In this
domicile there are 1.400 rooms, divided
into 400 suites of from three to six
rooms each, and they at present shel-
ter 2.112 persons, who pay an annua?
rental of over 100,000 florins.
“The strangest money 4 ever saw," i
said a drtwniMer for a Main street
house the other evening, “was in the
mountain districts of Kentucky ami
West Virginia. Last summer i «as
making my semi annual tour through
this district and 1 stopped one day at
a little grocery and saloon, not to sell
goods, but to get a drink of the
‘mountain dew.’ While 1 was pour-
ing out my drink a big husky moun-
taineer entered the place and called
for a drink. As he linished gulping It (
down he reached into a big bulky
pocket and drew forth what looked to
be a coon skin. 11c laid tlie skin ou
the counter, tlio barkeeper took the'
skin and opening a drawer, hauled
out a rabbit skin, which I suppose
was the change. The mountaineer
picked up the rabbit skin and started
to the front part of *|ie store, which
was tlio grocery. He there Ixiught a
twist of tobacco and tendered the rab-,
hit skin in payment. He received a
big twist of long green, and I was snr-
| prised to sec the storekeeper rench In
another drawer and tender him a
! squirrel skin. The mountaineer
tucked the squirrel skin in ids pocket,
walked out, unhitched his horse and
PUZZLE PICTURE—RND THE HERMTT,
Its most distinguished wearers have
a Dove." with Incomparable effect, f-ue
sang till quite late in life in tne ebonw
of the Bacli choir, under tlie* direction
of Otto Goldschmidt, her husband,
nnd one day n little chc-tr boy of mine,
who nlso sang In the Bach choir, came
home breathless with' excltcm-nt. re
latlng how at rehearsal the solo lady
had failed them, and how Mme. Lind
had volunteered to sing the part In
‘Hear My Prayer.* nnd how nothing he
had beard was like it. and nothing
could ever he like It again.
The oldest emblem of Royalty in rodp ""ay.
existence is the iron crown of the lxim- ‘ I l>ecanic interested and engaged
bards. The inner strip of iron, accord- ' the proprietor in conversation. 11c
ing to tradition, uas beaten out of one told me that sometimes he would go
of the nails luted at the Crucifixion. \ months without seeing any real money |
t wearers have aad that the mountaineers used the
skins in all kinds of trades, such as
buying horses, etc. He saiu that four
1 times a year a hide buyer from Lex-
ington or Cincinnati visited the eoun
try and bought up all the skins, which
were generally concentrated In the
i few stores in the vicinity.”—Louisville
Leldcr." and ( von oh. for the Wingsof1 been Charlemagne, ( harlcs \., and
A very precocious and imaginative
little girl of five had been told by her
mother that when people died, angels
came and took them to hesrven. Tha
child listened attentively, and th( n
suddenly exclaimed. "Mother, if an
angel should come for me. just tall him
irbi r s iimv i* "B”*— ----
A few days before she died at Mai , an umbreUa-
"How did her father strike yon when
you calied on him?'*
First with hia left .end than with
There is in Russia a district which
la wholly administered and during
Acuity, and only requires neat and
careful work. Ordinary oil paints,
used with pale drying oil, answer tha
Then as to finishing off a piece of
poker work. First, all pencil marks
and outlines must be taken out with
lndiarubber and bread-crumbs, and
the whole work thoroughly well clean-
ed. Any mistake in burning should
then be taken out as far as possible
with glasspaper (No. 0 or 1), and a
badly-bitten error remedied with the
aid of a fine etching tool. On no ac-
count should a knife be used, as it
roughens and splinters the wood.
Then comes the “toning.” One
method of producing a rich soft tone
is bv scorching the wood through the
escape hole in the platinum point.
This should be held near to the sur-
face of the work, carefully avoiding
touching it with the point, when, by
blowing the bellows, the heat rushes
out and scorches the wood. A much
easier way, however, is merely to rub
a small quantity of linseed oil into the
wood, which takes away the very w’hite
look from It.
Lastly, a word must be said on com-
pound burning. This is used when
any portion of the wood appears too
dense when finished. A cool point
should then be traced over the ground,
producing a lighter and more delicate
When the touching up has been done
the next and final work is polishing.
The best effects can easily be obtained
by the simple method of wax polish-
ing. This is inferior to French polish-
ing only in its inability to withstand
»-et. The ingredients are ordinary
beeswax and turpentine. When these
have been melted and stirred up to the
consistency of a thick oil a small quan-
tity Is rubbed into the wood with a
painter’s brush, and then another,
about twice the size of a nail-brush, is
i used for polishing. The secret of suc-
S cess is "elbow grease.” and if this
be duly remembered and acted upon,
failure will be found impossible, and
very artistic and effective results will
most of the time exclusively lnhab- ;
lted l»y women. It Is the Province
of Smolensk, nnd comprises a district
eC about fifteen square miles, from l
Ivory Blllinrd Balia.
Ivory billard-baUs. freshly turned,
have to be treated very carefully, as a
sudden change In temperature may
cause them to crack. To prevent this
they require to be placed for at least
three months in a warm room, in order
to shrink gradually and dry true bo-
fore they are finished and polished.
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