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TWAS THE OTHER MAN.
Love at First Sight and Love at
n E EIVER
brawled a uoisy
tone that the
bridge Lad list
eoed to unmoved
for some hun
dreds of years,
and then, as if
itself up with
with deep, rapid
t. r '
'W A. a
On a slender sp.t of turf which jutted
out at the tail cf the eddies stood & girl
intently engaged with a fly-rod; loung
ing over the pray parapet of the bridge
were a couple of men lazily watching
One of the men was tall and darU, he
answered to the name of Duncan. The
other was shorter built and had lighter
LaTr, and him his companion addressed"
The pwJr of them were movir.sr leisure
ly through the country, in company
with a house on wheels, t yeLlow
painted caravan which was hen resting-
ju,t down the turn of the road.
The shorter man removed his pipe
"Ah, see that cast? By Jov, it was a
neat one. Couldn't have done it better
risen him again, and no, not this
time, my lady. But you'll (re- on, won't
you? He's a fat two-pounder, and 3:u're
a keen sportsman, I can see that."
Three other casts were made without
result, but at the third the fish rose
again, and was snugly hooked in the
"That Sy's a March Brown for a ten
pound note," exclaimed Duncan with
an access of interest as the trout shot
off like a flash diagonally down stream.
"Ah. now she's giving him the butt,
and that's checking the pace. He'd
break her if he cot tangled in the over
fall among tho.-e stones. Faith, she's
playing him like an old hand."
As he spoke the spring of the bend
ing rod stopped the two-pounder's
rush, and the fish began doggedly to
return to the summons of the slowly
The unrelenting tension of the line
wore down his strength, and his captor
felt blissfully sure of success. In another
minute or so he would be gasping and
showing silver beneath the bank tther
She reached a hand round for the
landing ret, which hung from a ring
in her creel-strap, and had partly
drawn it out, when of a sudden the
honeycombed turf beneath began to
hend and break down.
She saw the danger and tried to step
back, but the movement was not in
time. She lost balance, slipped and
fell, and the next moment had rolled
off sideways with a splash into the
By the men on the bridge no woads
were spoken. They left the bridge at
either end and raced down the rugged
bank on different sides, Duncan crasuing
through hazel bushes, his companion
stumbling madly over tumbled bowl
ders. Beaching the bottom of the strag
gling fall, . each left the bank and
splashed into the deeper water dressed
as he was. Duncan swimming with a
side stroke, the other racing against
him on the breast. The current was
very rapid, but as to where it wad tak
ing them neither gave a thought.
Each was wholly intent upon being
first to reaa the form which was
swirling oii. ahead, now half sub
merged, tow wholly beneath the sur
face. Then Billy got knocked ont cf the
race. He fouled an island of weeds
that was being swept along by the cur
rent and ft1 1 their slimy tendrils wrap
." . A,
J'v , ft' jl
!:. vi ' tii
'ft ' it
"bee that cast!"
around him and had to stop and fight
for his own life.
By the time he had emerged panting
and half choked from the conflict he
turned to see the girl lying in a drag
gled heap on the bank and Duocaa in
the act of scrambling up alongside of
An hour afterwards the pair of wan
derers reached their caravan again,
patted the browsing horse and went in
side to change.
(Sileor was well maintained for
ttwfc'., e.ch being occupied with his
own proper thoughts. Then Duncan
"You had a narrowish squeak with
those weeds, old man. I saw you out
f the tail of my eyes once or twice.
Yoa were fighting them under water,
"Ves, they wrapped round me like
slir.y ropes and puitrrd me down. I was
ner. lv done for when I got my nose up
"I Had yon got out of it so well. I'd
hoti her on to the bank and wa just
coi.'i.ng off to bear a hand when you
boj'oed up fjom below. I couldn't conae
'Of (.ourse net. and besides it didn't
flitch (j utter."
5 rJT 4
"Eh, what's that?"
"Only I envy yon your luck in pulling
her out, Duncan, that's alL Heigbo
bo. And now let's change the sub
ject" The tall man whistled.
"Dry up." said his companion.
"Sits the wind in that quarter? Why,
my dear goose, if you think it matter
in the smallest degree, we'll 6ay that it
was you that hooked her inshore. "We'd
both got the will, and it was quite a
toss up who actually did the finishing
touch. If it hadn't been for the un
lucky handicap of those weeds you'd
have been there first."
"No, I shouldn't You were ahead."
"Pooh, a yard or so maybe, but we
were practically neck and neck. I say,
old man, is this a case of that com
plaint one reads about in books, lore
at first sight?"
"I I believe it is."
"No one saw the girl fished out of
the water, and when the brother and
all that crowd of domestics turned up
from the house and saw us pumping up
and down her arms and getting the
breath into her again nothing was
asked as to how the thing was done.
They thanked the pair of us collective
ly and trooped off.
"When vie dine ther to-night, and
they've got their nerves quieted down
and ask for details, I shall just pitch
the yarn in my own fashion, and pic
ture myself tied up in the weeds and
you doing the rescue business.
The scene changes from the yellow
painted caravan to luxurious bachelor
chambers in town, and time has spun
by to the extent of six months.
Duncan is seated in a great eider
stuffed chair; the man they caJJed
Billy is stumpinjj restlessly over the
"You'd better tell me what's hap
pened, chapter and Terse," suggested
he of the arm-chair.
"Oh, nothing except what you've
"But I've heard nothing. I met you
and her at dinner on the night after
our mutual bath, and I haven't
clapped eyes on either of you since. X
DUNCAN LAID A II AND ON HIS COMPAN
I didn't want to interfere in any way
whatever. So I took a steamer and
went to New Zealand and back, just
for my health, y know."
"You're rather puzzling, Duncan, hut
if you insist 1 can only repeat that
there's remarkably little to telL She
was civil to me, aa d grateful, and all
that and we could have been the best
of friends if 1 had wished it so. But I
couldn't stick at friendship, and of late
she has seen it" a ,
"She can't give me more than friend
ship. I asked htr, and she said she
couldn't I told her I would wait any
amount of time if that would do any
good, but she refused to give ms the
"And didn't she vouchsafe anything
"Yes. she did.
"What was it? Don't tell mi of
course, if you'd rather not."
"It's a hardisL mouthful, Daucan,
old man, but I'll nut with it She told
me she was focd of another man,
"And be had shown conclusively he
cared nothing for her, and consequent
ly she should never marry."
"What a scoundrel the other man
"Yes, I said that, hut she promptly
denied it It seems he had hardly
spoken half a dozen words to her. She
said he bad once tried to render some
great service to her and failed. But
the intention was clear enough. By
dint of pleading I got the name out
"And it was?" asked a strained voice
from the depths of the chair.
"Great heavens, man! can't you see
that it was you?"
Duncan leanxl forward with his chin
in the heel of his fist and his face
turned away toTards the fireglow.
"And you don't care a pin for her?
"No, of course not"
Duncan turned swiftly ronnd
"You mean that?" he demanded
"Yes, or else I shouldn't have said
it W'hy, whatever is the matter with
Duncan came across the room and
laid a hand on his companion's shoul
der. "Bil!y, d'you know what 1 cleared
out of England for? No? Then I'll
tell you. You fell in love with that
girl at first sight; I did the same when
I met her for the second time.
"We've always been good churns, you
and I, old chap, and I couldn't bear to
run counter to you. So 1 went away
on the out trail. I thought the sea air
and the fresh scenes would blow the
nonsense out of my head.
"But it didn't I love her more than
ever now. "
"Then no one stands in your way,
and I congratulate you with all my
heart Go in and win. old man,
"No, don't say anything. I'm going
to leave this for a bit. My brother's
got an orange ranch in Florida, and 7
think I'U run over to him for a year or
so. I'll go now, if yon don't mi ad
Good night, old chap, and God bleaa
you. Boston Glob.
COCKRAN ON THE TARIFF".
The Sew York Statesman Exposes Some
In the debate on the tariff hill in
the house on rriday, January 12, W.
Burke Cockran, of New York, pre
sented his views on the proposed re
form, the leading points of which are
Mr. Cockran said he had consented
to speak partly because he did
not believe he would retard the pas
sage of the bill by so doing and partly
in the hope that some of his remarks
might lead to some counter assertions
i from the republicans. Objection had
: been made to the bill on the ground
that it would not raise enough reve
1 nue for the use of the government
! The objection presupposes that the re
j duction of tariff rates means a reduc
j tion of tariff receipts. If he believed
I that this bdl would reduce the revenue
' he would not support it He believed,
on the contrary, that the revenue
; would be increased by decreasing
, the tariff, and his belief was
i based on the experience of all
the civilized nations of the world,
i Referring to that free trade nation, par
' excellence, Great Britain, he showed
that the revenues of that country had
I been materially increased since the ex
! tension of the free list The dutiable
: list in Englanl has been steadily de
i creasing and niw contaius only about
six articles, act it was found that a
I larger list was not needed for the sup
j port of the government, and the income
, from those six articles was greater
; than when the list contained hundreds
of thousands of articles. The breaking
j down of the old barriers to the free
; exercise of the skill and industry of a
nation was of equal value to the dis
I covery of a new and better element of
nature, the opening of a new continent
the birth of a new nation.
It had been said that the reduction
of tho tariff would paralyze trade and
destroy the industries of the country.
He denied it; on the contrary, he as
serted that it would increase trade,
would Inorease consumption, enlarge
our markets and would not only in
crease the revenues of the government,
hut would also increase the opportuni
ties of the people to earn the money
they need for existence.
He showed that the burdens of tariff
taxation eat deeper into the roots of
industry and bear more heavily on the
people than appeared on the surface.
For every dolWr which went into the
treasury from the collection of tariff
taxes hundred of dollars were col
lected by the processes of consump
tion and trade throughout the country.
The tariff granted to a few protected
individuals letters of marque to prey
on the industry and commerce of their
"In custom nous arithmetic two and two do
not alwavr icaUe lour, but sometimes inly cne.
This reduction of the tar.ff laws, which was
about to t accomplished, would operate to so
Increase the revenues of the government that
the treasury would sucn again be in the con
dition iu which the democratic pa: ty lert it in
Jbsw. and the chiel trouble would lecome the
question of bow to dispose of the surplus which
"Now. we have beard a gTeat deal of protec
tion: it is a word we are thoroughly tamiliar
with. IJut what is protection in the concrete?
A gentleman on the other side (Air. UaiEcll)
bad declared that the time would come when
j the country would have protection. II we have
j not got protection now, then what is pro-
tection? Have not we got it now? Is not the
MiKinley bill protection In all its perfection?
j Then what is the tariff? The republicans
j seem to thlnlf that It is something sacred,
- something mystic vomething wonderful, tome
: thinfr which should not be touched, looked at
; or spoken of except with bated breath It is
I like the ark of the covenant of old. which it was
' a sacrilege to look upon and death to touch.
And the mystic tariff went triumphantly
i through the election of ISoS and the democrats
I who were bold enough to discuss it were sent
j Into the cold shades of "the oppositlor." But
; Is the tariff law of l&VS the largest an final
i Jewe 1 in the crown of protection? Are we to
; assume that now at last, we have 'protection'"
' Or is there to be another ad value in the life of
protecliou? Is the wall to be built still high
er? l do not Know wnetner we nave protection
now in its fullest sense or whether you gentle
men on the republican side are only started
on your tariff career and will ultimately give
ua a tariS law which will give us a home
market where -our wants will be supplied by
trusts nnd by the favored monopolist under
"Are we to be told that the further we pro
gress in wresting the secrets of nature and ob
taining control, for our industrial pursuits,
even of the elements themselves: that when
we can harness up the lichtning to do the work
of commerce, and when we can use forces
which in operation to-day) transcend in power
the very miracles wiin which Moses sought to
convince I'haraoh of the divine mission with
which be was charged: are we now to confess,
I say, that our possession of those powers and
advantages of this march aiong the line of civ
ilization makes us helpless as against a lower
level of civilization?
"Sir, barbarism has prevailed against civili
zation, when barbarism used the weapons of
brute force; tut in economic contests, the high
er the level of civilization the more sure the re
BUlt of the contest. And because we. in this
country, are the most civilized people that the
world has ever seen, because we have reached
tne highest level of civilization of which the
human mind ever dreamed, we are for that
reason and for that reason only charged with
the higher t purpose of effecting the industrial
and economical conquest of the whole world."
Quoting approvingly a sentence from
David Hume, Mr. Cockran said:
Like him. I pray for the commercial success
and prosperity of the sons of men wherever
they are I believe that the children of Adam,
whom Christ died to save, are all our brethren,
and that the mission of the republic is to ele
vate all of them."
Mr. Cockran went on to argue that
as an individual should confine himself
to the business that was within his
practical capacity, so also a people
should confine itself to those industries
which it can carry on advantageously.
The protectionists seemed to believe
that the condition of the laborer was
best when be was confined to one job.
"But" he said, "the -condition of the
laborer is best when he has two jobs.
And -e believe that if the provisions
of this bill go into effect the country
would begin on a grand march of
progress, on wise era of prosperity
and usef ulness, such as has never her
fore been witnesd. It would reach a
position of eminence which it could j
anaiu uuiii it i& rtraiit?u mat ils
children are entitled to enjoy its fruits
at the cheapest rates.
"We have heard it said," Mr. Cock
ran continued, "that all through Eu
rope there has been a reaction and that
a revival of the protection sentiment
, is in progress. That sentiment is to be
explained on the theory that the im
j moose standing armies maintained by
the military Krations of Europe make it
1 necessary to keep so manv men in the
After giving figures as to European
armies. Wr. Cockran said:
"Now do you see why a protective system is
necessary in those countries? Now do you un
derstand the growth of the protective senti
ment in Europe? Now do you realize that It
may be necessary to the existence of a country
from a military point of view? So. as a war
measure it is competent for a government to
protect its industries, which is simply a bounty
to private ind.viduals for the benefit of the
people: but in no case is it admissible to give
them a bounty for the benefit or themselves. If
this protective tariff wall were to be thrown
down in Germany or France, the industries of
these countries would grow with giant strides,
and there would be a demand for labor which
could not be supplied while the governments
were maintaining in military idleness countless
hundreds of thousands of men in the very
flower of their youth. And that is one of the
reasons why those military countries keep
their protective tariff a"
Mr. Cockran then said his republican
colleague from New York (Mr. Payne)
had told the members of the committee
that the Wilson bill was unpopular
with the people throughout the coun
try; that men could walk through any
city in New York and see the evidence
of its unpopularity at any corner. An
untried policy, Mr. Cockran said, was
likely to be looked upon somewhat du
biously, but he had found no such evi
dence of unpopularity. He believed that
it was a question which would grow in
popularity as its provisions became
known and understood, while he knew
that the McKinley policy would have
but an ephemeral existence and was
only a passing policy. Mr. Cockran
"As the chairman of the committee on ways
and means, lb gentleman from West Virginia
(Mr. Wilson) has stood here in the house and
launched the 'arlff bill on its successful voyage:
as he stood here and withstood the angry pro
tests of- seme men in his own state, some of
whom added threats to remonstrances, cer
tainly we, who have less to lose, can do the
The Wilson bill is a step in the direction of
economic reform and the commercial freedom
of the country. Let us pass this bill and I
promise you that It will take more than six
months of hard tim-s to pot soup kitchens in
every city. Mr. Wilson told us, in words that
will last long alter he has disappeared from
this scene of his activity, which he has done so
much to adorn: he has told us that the pros
perity of this country depends not on the tariff,
but on ils labor: no'. i;s miues. but on its men:
not on th? republican party, but on Almighty
OLD JOE KILLED BY A BEAR.
A Noble Fate Compared with the One He
A horse belonging to Samuel Petti
bone, of Elk Bun, and known far and
wide as Old Joe, was found dead in a
neld where he was pasturing one morn
ing, and a ragged wound in his throat
lead to the belief that he was killed by
a bear, says a Roulette (Pa ) correspon
dent It is customary for bear trappers in
this part of Pennsylvania to purchase
old and worthless horses for the pur
pose of using them as bait for their
traps. When a horse is to be used in
this way he is taken to the woods where
a bear trap is to be set and there shot
The carcass is placed so that a bear at
tracted by it can approach it by only
one path, and in that path the trap is.
The bear in its anxiety to get at the
dead horse steps in the trap and is
A j ear ago Samuel Pettibone, having
had the Old Joe horse twenty years,
and his age having told on hm so that
his usefulness was gone, made up his
mind to reward that twenty years of
faithful service by making bear-trap
bait of the old horse. A big she bear
had been prowling around Elk Bun
with two cubs, and Pettibwne had
reason to believe that she had stolen
two of liis sheep. So he put a halter
on Old Joe, loaded him up with a bear
trap, and started with him for a spring
hole up the run, where there were signs
that the bear family was in the habit
of visiting. There lie intended to shoot
Old Joe and set the trap. They had
got to within half a mile of the spot
where the superannuated horse was to
be sacrificed when Pettibone saw two
young cubs cuddled up by the side of a
fallen hemlock. He took his revolver
and, going close to the sleeping cubs,
shot them both. He was stooping down
examining his trophies, so easily and
quickly gained, when the old bear
burst out of the brush, and was on top
of Pettibone before he could turn. He
managed to scramble part way to his
feet hut was forced down again by the
bear, which began ripping and tearing
at him with her claws.
Pettibone had placed his revolver on
the ground while he was looking at
the cubs, and he had nothing to de
fend himself with. His time would
have been short if it had not been for
Old Joe. The mere scent of a bear is
usually enough to terrify a horse, but
this old horse had either lost his sense
of smell by age, or was too keenly
alive to the danger his master was in
to think about himself, for, old and
stiff as he was. be jumped on the bear
with his fore feet and, kicking and
biting, forced the infuriated animal off
Pettibone and turned her attention
toward himself. The hear attacked the
brave old horse, and would soon have
dispatched him, but Pettibone sprang
for his revolver and shot three bullets
in the bear's ear so quickly that she
died before she had inflicted any se
rious injury on Old Joe. It is needless
to say that Pettibone abandoned all
idea of making bear bait of the horse.
On the contrary, he took him back
home and gave orders that there could
never be anything on the place too
good for Old Joo as long as he lived
He was a pampered creature ever after.
Pettibone declares than ho believes the
horse was uarked for vengeance by
some bear tLat had seen his hold rescue
of his master from the she bear that
day, and that the vengeful bear had
found his opportunity the other night
and killed Old Joe.
"But it's a good deal better that the
old hor.se ended that way," says Petti
bone, "than to have ended up as ait
for a bear trap." A- Y. Sun.
- Level headed men will take nc
stjck in the- ascription of the hard
times to fear of the democratic tariff
bill. This is an old and decidedly dis
reputable trick of the high protection
ists. The Wilson tariff bill will help
every considerable department of
American industry as certainly as the
McKinley bill prostrated two-thirds of
the departments for the bexefit of one
third Brooklyn Citizen.
KEEP THE HENS WARM.
Description of roultry House with Heat
The object of the accompanying illus
tration is to give a design of a poultry
house for a cold climate and to accom
modate those who desire a cheap sys
tem of heating. The house is shown
by the interior end view, in order to
explain the arrangements. It is 14
feet wide, b feet high on the south
aide, 7 feet on the north side and 30
feet long, divided into six rooms, each
room being 6x9 feet on the floor, and
ten or twelve fowls to occupy each
room. It can be boarded outside with
barn boards, naving strips nailed on
the joints; but the interior should be
ceiled, sides and roof. The roof is cov
ered with tarred paper, or some similar
roofing material. If preferred, the
space between the outer boards and
the celling boards may be filled with
In the illstration A is a slanting par
tition, six inches from the roosts (B B
FOUI.TET 'BOUSE WITH HEATIJfO AB
BAN GEJtf EXT.
E). and C 0 are the nest shelves, with
an opening at one end, and a door from
the hall also, D being the sitting-shelf,
with a door from the hall only. E, F
and O are narrow doors, nearly the
length of eacn room. The hall, H, is 5
feet wide, the partition dividing the
hall and rooms being made with com
mon lath, as also the doors; but parti
tion A is made of matched boards. .7 is
a water-trough, I a feed-box, and K a
batch, hinged by pivot m the center,
for convenience in cleaning the floor;
L being an openiDg in the floor covered
with wirecloth, cone-shaped M is a
ExC board or studding, placed on the
floor to divide the litter from the clean
floor. N is a door opening into the
yard, O being a door from one room to
the other. P is a skylight on the roof,
one for each room, and V is a venti
lator, one at each end of the house. Ii
is a cellar, which may be larger if pre
ferred, and S is a small oil-stove, no
pipe being necessary. T is a dirt-trough
the full length of the house. Two feet
of the bottom portion of each dividing
partition is made of boards and above
the boards is lath. The hall may be
only 8 feet wide if preferred, and the
other arrangements may be altered for
convenience, as circumstances demand.
Farm and Fireside.
Blany Beekeepers 'ow Put Their Honey
to Glass tactions.
A glass section is one of wood grooved
to receive a glass, each side, when it is
filled and removed from the bees. Bome
of the New York producers put honey
in this shape upon the market When
the section is glazed, the sides, top and
bottom are neatly papered. Only a
limited amount of honey can be dis
posed of in this way. Others put each
section in a paper box with a handle.
Consumers have to pay for all this fuss
and feathers but they are the monied
class, who do not care what anything
costs, if it is only nice. In local mar-
A CLASS SECTION.
kets, the price is governed by supply
and demand. The best market for
honey is a home market, and a fair
price should be demanded. If an ex
orbitant one is charged, it will remain
upon the producer's hands, and other
sweets will be used instead. Choice
white comb honey is quoted in most
large cities of the union at sixteen
cents per pound. At St Louis, Ma, it
is usually a few cents lower than at
other cities. Orange Judd Farmer.
Geese on the Farm.
The Embden, a white goose (both
male and female), is, with the
Toulouse, the largest of all breeds.
The best cross for the market is the
Toulouse gander and Embden goose.
The Toulouse is parti-colored, and the
male arid female are alike. In fact the
male and female of any pure breed are
alike in color. The large breeds do not
forage over as much ground as the
common kinds, but produce twice as
much feathers, in weight and fatten
more readily for market An adult
gander of the Embden or Toulouse
breeds should not weigh less than
twenty -five pounds and the goose
twenty. three pounds, though individu
als have been knovin to reach as much
as fifty pounds. The best way to
grade up a flock is to procure a gander
of the Embden breed, mate him with
large common geese and mate the fe
male offspring with a Toulouse. The
males ehould then he pure-bred Emb
dens, as they are pure white, which is
an advantage where the feathers are
considered a valuable product
It the horse becomes restless do not
Jerk the lines; a strong, steady pull
will be more effective and will not in
jui a tender mouth.
. 'f- Pfc life
TRAINING THE HORSE.
Hew to Educate Animals So That They
Will Obey the Toioe.
There are many things that should be
carefully observed in the education of
horses that are entirely omitted. To
much dependence is placed in the bitsv
lines, strength of the harness, the use
of the whip and the ability of the driver
to control the horse by sheer brutei
force. Hence there are so many fatal
The horse is a sensible and sensitive)
animal, possessed of many attributes,'
among which fear often predominates.
On the road a horse sees or imagine
danger, and the ignorant driver, in
stead of allowing time for the horse to
take in the situation and satisfy him
self that he is mistaken, plies the whip
in the most vigorous manner. The
sensible horse always resents such
treatment and, scared and angered,
dashes off in fright and fury. If the
harness is strong, the bits reliable, the
driver able to guide and control the
horse, all may le well; should some
thing give way the results are serious.
A safe horse must be one with seDse
enough and so trained that in emer
gencies it doea not become frightened
and uncontrollable. It may require
some patience and tact to talk a horse
out of running away or kicking things
to pieces, but this should be possible
with a safe horse. A horse must be
taught to stand still when it is desir
able either for getting in or out of the
wagon, or to mount or dismount under
the saddle. The horse should under
stand that it is not to start until the
word is given. It is of the hV? test im
portance that the horse nnould be
taught to stop for the word whoa,
whether on the farm or on the publie
highway It might he considered
ridiculous for the driver to be calling
out gee, haw, whoa, get up. etc, to a
team of horses on the boulevard, bnt
it would be a wonderful safeguard to
have a horse so trained that be knows
what to do when spoken to by his
driver in a firm, quiet manner. Hones
should be taught to go down a hill in a
slow, careful manner, and to stop and
hold the wagon whether going up or
down a hill. In no case should a
horse be allowed to cross a bridge in
any gait but a walk. This should be
drilled into a horse, 60 that in case it
should be running away it will come
to a walk when a bridge is to be crossed.
It is the reckless driving of horses,
the depending on the man, and what
is called good luck, that causes so
many disasters and fatalities. It is
time to train drivers of horses as well
as the animals. It is not every man
who can hold a pair of lines and &
whip that is fit to do so. Ii. IkL Bell,
in Farm and Fireside.
Theee is no profit in foundered pigs
Poor quality lowers prices more than
ThRK is always a good demand for
strictly first-class stock.
More fat can be laid on with ground
than with whole grain.
Vkxtilatiox and warmth should go
together. Avoid draughts.
Thkbe are reported to be 998 aban
doned farms in Massachusetts.
If turnips are fed before milking they
will affect the flavor of the milk.
Leaves are excellent as a mulch, as
stock bedding and as a stable absorbent.
Statistics show that England annu
ally spends f su.000,000 for foreign but
ter and cheese.
Befoee setting, air your milk thor
oughly, so as to allow animal and other
matter to escape.
It is said that when the cows have
been fed on bran the milk rises slowly
and is hard to churn.
Firewood is more easily cut when
green and makes quicker and better
fires when well seasoned
Those trees whose leaves stick to the
branches in the spring are to be looked
upon as lacking in stamina.
If the stock are to he kept thrifty
they need more variety of food in win
ter than at any other Beason.
Tei largest creamery in the world is.
said to he at tt Albans. Vt The ca
pacity is 22,000 pounds a day.
In many parts of India oxen stiU
serve as carriers of merchandise, and
buffaloes are kept for milk and plow
ing. Butter from fresh cows is more
highly flavored than that ,from cows
long in milk, so the latter requires
more care in ripening.
A NEW CHECK-REIN.
Said to Be the. Most Comfortable Bit Ever
Invented. Mr. I. Z. Merriam. of "Whitewater,.
Wis., sends to the Rural New Yoarker
the following description of a check
rein device of his invention: The reins
and check line are continuous, and,,
instead of being fastened rigidly to the
bit they pass over a small pulley at-
A NEW THLNU IN CHECK REINS.
each end of it The part which runs
on the pulley is about a foot long and
is made of round leather. A ring at
each 'nc. of this round part of the rein
prevents its passing through the pul
ley. Accordingly, when the reins are
taken in hand and drawn on, the
horse's head is lifted till the bit comes,
to the upper ring, when the pull be
comes direct On hitching the horse
he can drop his head till the lower ring
strikes the bit thus giving all the ease
of an unchecked rein, and at the same
time preventing his head from reach
ing the ground. 'While the bit is very
effective in handling a horse one of its
chief merits is its humane features. It
is seemingly the most comfortable bit
ever put in a horse's mouth, and doubt
less will receive the earnest commenda
tion of every humane society.
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