The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, November 17, 1892, Image 4

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agricutchal Torn
owl Should He Treated Kludly-A Sale
Ash Bin and Sifter Th Value of Knsl
lape About Seeding Wheat-UenemJ
Farm Notes.
Wi rti Fence Stay.
Where fence posts are expensive it
is an object to use as few as possible.
On a Kansas farm the posts are
placed four rods apart Lor stays,
laths are wired to the barld wire at
every rod as, shown in the illustration,
a sketch of which has been (sent by J.
Mecir. Nuuil-er nine plain annealed
wijht without any rot. i
men re-
WtVUS. aim lO Htrrp uic " "V. whir 1 it -Ul
walk on yielding mellow ; ,irous rsojie ,,u p w'td dub, women lavo thus . ar
v of our advertisers of organized only that t h .. m
e varieties will do bettor on subjects of mutual mte.c. t,
11,10,1 -B .7.,7. h, tl,e fem-
disposition of auy four-legged animal j ,s a amtcult matter to present a list w even mere organiza-
uikui the farm, and they should be aciapteJ to all soils, but theoW-rviug mine w ,.rw. . l i- are al-
treated kindly and not abus-d by mo ; p:aute, will I able to determine wnai, , ""- where intelligent
women, a, a rule, know more mem-
Treat the Cow Kiudly.
, are naturally of the
be employed ana
duced of any
mildest ; in fin(, !-jd of soil than others,
the requirements
I ! I I'
milkers and drivers, The practice oi i.est adapted to
! sender a dog after them ana anon ing . ) his owtl ca.
him to rush them into tne man: yaw, i
exhausted and excited, is a practice j a mr,- Hod-
-i, .. ;n .f o..,. S frnm ten to ! 1 nrr i ns. t tunas on the snouiatr
tlltlL Will ..v-u i
..,f ...Am nnnniiif.f butter for everv si im'ot h inn that cannot
cow.milked. Drive the cows leisurely j avoided,
to and from the pasture. If you are 'as easy
in a hurry let the driver make double
quick time when be is going to and
lroui the field not accompanied by
the cows. Ihe throwing of stones,
sticks or other missiles should he ior-
bidden, and the operation of milkui
should be done rapidly and with but
little or no talking Should a cow
make a misstep or switch you un
pleasantly during tly-time don't si eak
so sharply as to startle her. In many I
; wni there n re often one or ni ne
! cows which only a certain member of be tilled e.isily, and is easy
always be
Make the work of carrying
as possible. The use of the
iiri the bands almost iree.
t r-i 11 irn tin and down stairs
bidders, and around corners
the family can milk. Tins indicates
very plainly that some one is mild
tempered, and understands the cow's
disposition. A box located at some
accessible point should contain at all
times a supply of salt. If fait is fed
in heroic (loses once or twice each
week, tne cows will then gorge them
selves caused derangement of the di
gestive organs. Milk should not be
applied to the teats to reduce the
power required in milking, for it does
not, but most certainly adds tilth
to the milk obtained, and in cold
weather the wet teat will become
cracked and sore. All cows with a
domineering nature and sharp horns
should be dehorned. Brass ferrules
at the tips of the norns lessen uie
danger but do not prevent the push
ing and bruising of other cows.
wire is cut in six ineh lengths and
bent to the proper shape, over one
side of a lath by hauQ. A boy holds
the lath in place, the bent wire is
quickly slipped around lath ar.d wire,
and grasped with a pa r of pinchers,
and with two or three turns they
were solidly secured. American Ag
riculturist. How Honest Farmers Are Made.
The moment you can show the
farmer that he can make money by
being strictly honest, that moment
he becomes an honest man, no mat
ter how big a rascal he was before.
He must begin by being honest to his
land. The land will be sure to strike
back, lie must be honest to his
stock;loo-c how they return it to him,
in better meat, better butter, better
and more manure. He must be hon
est to his hoe; there is nothing in the
world keeps a hoe so bright and
cheerful as keeping it busy in hunt
ing out weeds. He must be honest
in his seed. He must give every
foot of land its honest amount of
labor. He must put up his crops for
market in honest shape. He must
nsk an honest urice and stick to it.
He must bo so honest himself that no
dishonesty can live on his farm, and
all the money that he gets will have
that honest yellow glow the sign of
Morality on the farm is fully as
important as anything else. Lo you
believe in head work? If so, don't
let weeds belie you. Do you believe
in big crops? If so, don't let your
.!T V. l-.3 l,on ,tiiip il-il,
11 auu.e pi e ue u.8k" -- COMIUN'ED AS II BIS AND JJITKK.
hn vmi tudieve. in honest measurer it
.-i. vfnlc rnntnininff
so, aon't let it get lop-smeu ara)i;-iiwu3 o.ju ...J.,.-..,
when you buy. Do you believe In fat 1 ashes and live coals directly on the
stock? Don't let ribs give you con- i lloorof some out-building. It is cer
tradiction. Do you believe in fre- tainly very foolish to run all this risk
quent settlements? if so, don't let i when, for a few dollars, a good and
the sheriff call on you to remind you safe receptacle for the ashes can be
fthnm tn fact, thft morality on a easily constructed. The engraving
farm is easily resolved into the old
' saw, "Do as you would be done by,"
or you will tlnd yourself dona Don't
be a prevaricator. Don't shirk a re
sponsibility. Don't try to drive
through a stump; better go around.
The moral code is a sure one between
you and your land and stock. Gcr
mantown Telegraph.
..j r,f thpir own sex
Sntertain, in women's customa was
.vithout providing a rapid ro u J
.unches teas and parties. I t "
men's clubs were orgamed t ere
were many intelligent an-1 yn pa
thetic women who wc.v abso.utel.
s or ubliged to avoid increasing uieir i.m
wither acquaintances because acquaints
one ! .,,in inn.licd an extent of enter-
a . . ntrn rjv Llt;l'",
er u. s . i. ie i,i,t slone.
in other wo-, n
a block of living wood.
How I' l;'"8 Water?
.rimr this llliestion
American would say,
.m1 twelve degrees;"
H)ne hundred l';ree,'
"hlgni.v ut-tji"
niih his Eugiish
r, nothing
.tnf.-sliin implied an
iainment and "callin
time and money
L'ity men escapeu
situation by
to w nidi
were inaoeq-at'-this
iiitimruishing ijctween
a weight one
could not carry
in any other
way. The hod
whim hnnif bv
the piece "H ': friends and acquaintances '
o n a stake, j lh(, aU,-r at clubs, where chat w it I -bench
ori -jut sui,sli:iuent social responsibility is
wagon bed can possible. At a club the mm of mod-
tn ptlll;tV. !. !,-,. mo Utile DOCr Ol Uic uiii..-
......,n..rc find in
v, vtni where nr., . r inn ntrsanu uui".nl
1 "o iu ,,,.ido ot h;ilf-' i thiiii.-ir privilege and
(UM IU lull LIJUUli " 1,1 , t
inch stuif "for the sides and inch for i silouki i,e conceded to the many tnou
the end: the handle is placed near j 5anu of women who have m re sense
the center. The piece '-A" is hinged ; ;ind character than money. 1 o many
so as to cover the end to keep such ;nll.n the club is the only place at
things as anples potatoes, etc., ! whici, they can meet others w ho in
from rolling out. In carrying dirt it turn wisli to meet them; neither pu,
is not needed. We have used one to'inesSi social nor religious orguni.a
carry twenty to thirty wagon loads of tions answer the purpose so wed.
dirt in and out of our green houses, yylKlt js true of men in tins resjK-u .s
and it filled the bill completely It : ,ruo aM 0f women; "what s saucer or
can also be used for other purposes ; lne g(mK ,s sauce for the gander,
where a load is to be carried on the j As to the Jokes atiout supposed civ
shoulder. Practical Farmer. agreements in women's clubs they
' mh'ht be returned in kind by any one
Feeding skim Milk. wo is well acquainted in masculine
Quite a number of dairy farmers in cjrcl(.Si n organization wilh
tbe L'niti-d States are trying the ex-. f.j(.tion has never lcen heard of
periment of feeding the KKim-mii., (m ,irUl cx(.0pt when some desccna
when sweet, back to the cows, and ' . An;l1ia3 lifted his voice.
Two hundred
a Frenchman.
a (.eriiiau.
The American,
cousin, ascertain
te id. rature i,y me. "
ter; the r rem iiukiu j "- -
. .... . . i.v irii i.i' i
and toe i.ciu..i'i --
Id these tln-i mometers
j,o ti!s are in u ke 1 21-
!... nun so decrees n
in tin nt or i act, n"
is more variable than the te.upeia
,re at which water bo.U Ind.-I,
here are 1 laces where eggs canno t
boiled in an open vessel, localise the
water, when it boils in thcoin air
is not hot enough to cook them. uch
.laces are easily reached bv means of
a ballo-.n, or by climloiig a high
The ebullition of water is
i... i,n t,renre utHin its
When the atmospheric presume
,;,,i,ed'. as it is in a-cendmg
o,...irih. water Ixiil
easily. 1 o!n,'r w"r(ls- le
, ...i if hf.ii
re lUired o
tain amount of heat
Ml '
(ten 1
s di-
much more i
heat is
il. As a ccr-
required to co-
agulate the alhiimcn oi m-: vkk,
rook" it. --that. (Kirt ion of ones
break fa-t might have to be prepared
in some other manner-say by baking
or frying.
However, if oatiiieai. or nmik siiih-
were mi.xeo hhh
,f ebullition could
Combined Afli Bin and Sifter.
Many mysterious firts have been i
traced directly to the careless leaving !
I oi asnes LuiiuanuuH --' j
some inflammable material, says an
! ovfii-inur. It, is common nractico to
without exception, so tar as we iue j;-luirch congregations are supposed to
heard, they arc greatly pieaseu who )hc m,Ht unsoisn or human so
thc result. One thing we go know, ' L.jetici. hut even in these there are
and that is that the village ('ow tll:it , cliques, factions, and quarrels which
gets all the waste milk and slop from ; tl)e ri,,ilteous rrricve, Hesidcs,
the kitchen can usually douuie tne , a3 Vet have little experience
gave when she was
Hoard's Dairyman.
, A writer upon this subject said he
presumed he should Le called an en
silage crank, but so long as he could
produce 1,000 pounds of butter worth
25 cents per pound from one acre of
ensilage, with other feed furnished,
he was willing to be called a crank.
That sounds very well, but in reality
is no argument in favor of ensilage
because of its indeflniteness. At first
thoueht, ther impression would be
that the acre of ensilage had pro
duced the thousand pounds of butter,
but then upon reflection, the reader
is left in the dark. There is no ex
planation of what the other feed is,
nor how much in quantity; neither is
there any intimation of what the cost
of production was. Undoubtedly en
silage is all right and may be profit
able to those producing milk and hav
ing a dairy large enough to warrant
the expense of building a silo. But
at the same time, from the tests
made at different experiment stations,
there is not a particle of evidence in
favor of ensilage instead of the same
fodder in a dry state. It must be re
membered that in the case of ensil
age, it is recommended that it be not
planted too thickly, so that it may
develop a better growth and also
ears of grass. This all goes into the
pit as a part of the ensilage fodder
and is so fed, still further supple
mented with other grass, and those
using it are inclined to compare its ef
fects with those of ordinary corn
stover that has stood for the ripening
and removal of all the grain. Cut
your corn, dry the fodder and feed
the combined prcduct, and note the
result before making the comparison
with ensilage. This is a fair way to comparisons.
trom a sketch by L. D. Snook shows
a simple form, three feet wide, four j
feet long, two and a half feet above i
ground, and one foot below ground, j
It is made from brick laid in single
tier with water lime. Where coal is
used, there is great economy in sift
ing the ashes. Two iron or wooden
bars can be placed cross-wise six
inches below the top. Upon these
rests a common ash riddle with
handle projecting in front. By throw
ing the ashes on the sifter and closing
the hinged cover, the coal is separated
from the ashes without a cloud of
dust. The handle is simply hooke,d
to the sifter and unfastened when
the sifter is emptied. Wood ashes
need not be sifted, but may be safely
thrown into the bin while hot. A
cement floor will keep the ashes dry.
Unleachcd wood ashes are an excel
amount she
country cow.
Aliollt SovUliK Wheat.
The Ohio Agricultural Experiment
Station has for several years been In
vestigating such problems in wheat
culture as the quantity of seed pel,
acre, the depth of seeding, drilling
versus broadcasting, the mixing ot
different varieties, cross drilling and
the use of the roller press. The
average results favor sowing at the
rate of five to seven peeks per acn f
of thoroughly cleaned seed, and sow j
ing this not to exceed two inches deep. ,
In favorable seasons broadcast seed
ing has produced about as large a crop
as drilling; but if the seeding season
be hot and dry, drilling is likely tc
give the best results. No advantage
has yet been discovered in tne nnxiny
of different varieties. J lie
in the management of deiiheraine
bodies; although it is impossible for
them to quarrel more pcr-istcntly
than men in similar bodies, over mat
ters of little consequence, they have
vet much to learn through experi
ence, both as to when to talk and
when to keep silence: the same may
truthfully be said about thehigliest de
liberative bodies in the United States,
the two Houses ot Congress not ex
cepted. Personal ambition being a
fixed passion of human nature, some
women in clubs, like some men, w ill
determine to rule or ruin, and will
sometimes keep their more ron
Fcientious sisters awake o' nights, but
such troubles are merely incidental to
all human communication. Al! right-
minded men will be glad to have
their wives' range of vision enlarged
tr suhsiaurt
iv-iier. its, point
be raised sutlicieiitly to boil the eggs,
in spit..' of the latitude
Other causes le-hic liuuuu'; iimj
vary the boiling point of water. ,s
is shown by the barometer, atmos
pheric pressure varies considerably
with the weauier. jk-i, " -
ireakfast egs are not Polled to our
liking we should rememoei ui.u uj
trouble may be with the wvather.and
not with the cook.
Perhaps some of our younger read
ers nave ncao now
Thu man in the Smith
Burnt liia moulli.; mid plum;" ;
but have they ever heard ot the poss
ibility of freezing ones lingers in
boiling water?
To do this, the experimenter may
need to cut o!T the linger, nut no
matter. Plac it in a saucer of water
beneath the bell-jar of an air-pump,
and exhaust the air. When the
presure is sillliciently reduced, the
water will begin to hon, aim win so
continue until. Us temperature neing
apidlv reduce! by the vapor given
off, it filially freezes. youths Lorn-
Indian? by wide acquaintance wiiu me uctier
j members of their own sex, and they
'will, as a rule, be unable to find a
increase in weight of in!k. letter medium than a good club.
The rapidity of growth of the i e- phf. rreneral feminine, movement to-
kin duck is almost marvelous, and to warQ organization deserves therefore,
one accustomed only to the keeping of heartiest encouragement Oodey's,
the commom puddle duck, the claims,
made in behalf of the l'ekin are sub-j
iect to doubt. Using ten ducklings!
Why Plowing li Hard Work.
While the work done in plowing
may not be greater, theoretically,
than drawing a wagon by the same
exertion of force, yet the plowing is
really harder and expends more act
ual force, because of the dead weight
moved. It is easier for a man to carry
a load of any weight, twice as quick
Jy, by spurts, wit I) rets between,
than in any given t inio with a con
stant movement Let a man carry a
.bag of corn for five minutes, and
then rest five minutes, and then re
peat, and he will make tetter time
than another man of equal strength
who has twice the time allowed him.
Equally, a horse may travel flfty
Wiles very second day and last, long
er than ho would if traveling twenty
flye miles every day. And this is
what makes the difference between
flowing and drawing a wagon.
Horticultural Note.
Do not cultivate so deep as to dis
turb the roots.
Ay effective remedy for black knot
is cutting off and burning.
Many make a mistake in failing to
spread out the roots evenly.
Keeping the soil shaded aids ma
terially in the storing of nitrogen.
Transplanting two or three times
helps in the formation of fibrous roots.
In growing berries for market, the
best results are secured with a rich
Allowing them to grow too thick
is one cause of failure ingrowing root
Generally in transplanting it is
best to set the plants down to the
first leaf.
Mulching newly set trees during
hot dry weather often saves them
from dying.
Many plants d.e because care is
not taken to place the soil in close
contact with the roots.
It is rarely a good plan to allow a
fruit tree agent to select the varieties
of trees for the orchard.
Allowing moss or lichen to grow
to the bark of the trees affords a hid
ing or harboring place for vermin.
The grape can be readily pro
pagated by layering and a good sup
ply of plants be secured at a low cost
.'This Way, Ma'am."
When a man gives one of those
for theexperiment, we weighed tliem prjjh descriptions that are made up of
carefully. When just batoned, tne yachting phrases and bits of foreign
ten ducklings, together, weighed ex- travel, he expects everybody to know
actly one pound. VUien one week iust what he means, as, for instance,
old they weighed two and one-half when Mr. Boggs met a friend of his
pounds;at two weeks old they weighed wife's and asked why she didn't come
four pounds, at three weeks, seven t0 S(!e them in their new home,
pounds; at four weeks, ten pounds; at , t. don't know the way," she said.
five weeks, seventeen pounds: at six upm not familiar with that part of
weeks twenty pounds, anuatscen
weeks, twenty-five pounds, or two
and one-half pounos each. Some ol
them were short on weight, while
the town."
"Oh, it's easy enough finding us.
Take a car at the City Hall and get
off at the intersection of Peace and
some weigneu tnree ana one-iourm, joy streets, turn two blocks due east
pounds each. At eignt weeks me tnen tyvo blocks south and it's the
largest weighed four pounds each.
Miscellaneous Keclpeg.
Good Coffee. One tablespoonful
of coffee for each person; mix with
one egg and the film-like lining of
the shell. , Add a quarter of a cupful
of cold water for each spoonful ol
coffee; boil twenty minutes. This
makes strong, well flavored coffee.
Mint Julep. Put some sprays ol
quite young mint Into a tumbler, say gation she
about ten or a dozen, with a table- i asylum,
snoonful of castor sugar, a table-. "
Knnonful of neach brandy and half n! Kentucky'
wine glass full of pale brandy; then
Oil the tumbler with pounded ice.
G rken Tomato Pheskkves. Eight
third house in the middle of the sec
ond block to you right. Why, it's as
easy as boxing the compass."
"Just about," murmured the poor
woman; "I'll find it all right'' she
added aloud.
J And she will. She will cat-a-cor-
i ner past latitudes and longitudes, and
j blaze her way with a question or two.
and get there just the same. But if
I she tried the man's method of nav
wouiu unrig up in an
Famous Moving Stone.
The "Moving Stone" at Lexington
)s one of the most remarkable freaks
of nature in the State of Kentucky
pounds of small green tomatoes; pierce I lne ercat caverns alone excepted. In
each with a fork. Seven pounds of P19 rear 01 Uic grounds attached to
white sugar; the juice of five lemons; j the home of the late Gov. Ghmer is
one ounce of ginger and mace mixed huge oowiuer, standing alone on tb
and tied in a thin muslin bag. Heat 'edge of a stream. Besting directly
Tho Vegetable Garden.
The value and importance of the
vegetable garden to every farmer's
family cannot be overestimated. As
a source of supply of food in great
abundance, It may be made almost
unlimited in extent and variety. It
is a duty that the farmer owes to his
family to supply it with the greatest
possible variety of everything in the
vegetable line, so long as it can be
done by little expenditures other than
that of labor. To grow vegetables of
the best quality requires a rich.sandy
loam, provided with an abundance of
active fertilizing material. The soil
should receive a thorough pulveriza
tion ae a preparatory seed bed, the
all together slowly and cook until
the tomatoes are clear; take out with
a perforated skimmer and boil the
syrup thick, then add the fruit, fill
into cans hot and seal. A'ery nice,
One Eog Mayonnaise Dkespiso.
Beat the yoik of one egg very light
and stir into one-fourth teaspoonful
salt and as much cayenne as can be
taken up on the point of a penknife;
then add halt cup olive oil, only a few
drops at a time until half is used,
then stir in the remainder more rap
idly. As it thickens, slowly add a
tablespoonful each of vinegar and
lemon juice, lastly a small teacupful
ot whipped cream.
Fried Apples. Fried apples make
a nice relish with both roast and fried
pork, and are generally very accept
able with other kinds of meats. Cut
them unpeeled in slices of moderate
thickness across tho core. If very
sour sprinkle them with a little sugar
while frying. Fry to a nice brown In
lard and butter, or In all butter if
preferred. They may be used as a
garnish, or bo served in a dish by
themselves, either U delicious,
upon tnis bowlder is another weigh
ing at least twenty tons. This upper
bowlder rests upon a stone pinnacle
not more man two feet square, and
evenly balanced that (although the
sngntest toucn win cause it to roc
to and fro) a hundred horses could not
pull it from the socket Geologists
say mat n must nave licen deposited
in its present position in the time of
tnegiaciai epoch, and that tho t
lure and comiH.sition of the bowlder
argue in ravor or the theory that it
was transported from the Lake Su
pcrior region to its present resting
place in a good field of ice long before
there was a sinvle human being on
the face of the earth. st Louis Re
KelisrtlBf Tkbla Linen,
Tl nra ia tin o.'i.ri.mi, I . . ,
llio " ... ill !j!-v.r,
1 oor quauiji uuru inr
The cheaier qualities heroine hj
after me insi launuenng a,l(j
fall into hides, while good l;nen
,roves in niiii'roun ii Km
washed a lew limes, is very (jUri
and retains its beauty and huo
ne-s until it is worn very thin,
even if It were not more econor-
it wuM well repay one to make t
fcacritlce in order to use s' id
linen, for there is a refinement ;
it which adds much to the p!.;
of a mca., and in the cae of eh;,
has an actual educat onal value
I nle-s one has unlimited &
there is far more elegance in g ;
i nalirv of what might be called
ta;plard'' patterns than in ,
f...w.t- II, il h..,c .1,,.
;i.s,ii j.ii.i . ...ii- viji i
v. hi ii it ceases io te a novelty.
lerns which thickly cover the g-o;
01 111', . enii hi .if iviu an; Uie !J
, selections to make, .is inev wearn,
! evenly, and are capable of t iking
a more brilliant ui'-s from the !7
than large plain M aces, (in.-u
ways rind hand- mi : patterns in
fern-leaf, the sh.imiock, or the d(,v
I leaf, and the designs are , artil
that tticv nave toe advantage
w;i.ys iieing in fashion. Less (,,,,
but not less elegant, are U-, m
broken squares, and the. dotteiii.
is always to be found in ll,ieiu;i;:,
It is better to buy tabliTl'ipj!
the vard and hem them. tliant.J
the set patterns with fringed .1
It is dilhcuit io mane tne rrince,,
well after it has been launder. -da;,
times, and the conlinnous pattcrt
more available for various u-es t;
! a limited design. Instead of thnJ
! row hem formerly used, Tal.itc..,;
! now have a hem from one to t;.:
I inches in depth, according t'ltin-n-
for which they are intended, hmJJ
frequently hemstitched, win-tic
with a narrow line of t in!
above the hem, and sou.eihii
an cinoroidcrcu monogram in uJ
Napkins should iuvariaWr
hemmed, with the narrowe-t !(.,5.
can be made, arid should a!w:i.n
sewed by hand. .n initial ot uv
L'ram in one corner, .if da i
is a proper addition; but one slut;
be chary about putting much ine-ii
work on a napkin, since it ,1
please m ire by its elegant daiiitiy
than by its elaUiraternss. -',,; p
leason it Is well when purrlu.;:
large dinner-napkins to be cin-fuiir
to get them too large. Anytlid
over twenty-four inches square
superfluous and cumbersome. T:J
larger sues are found In the Ik
stores, but are not iied so much ;
formerly, and the choicci j.atte-'
are more frequently found in mii.
A I'j-urilcrti llhiHtruiliiH.
Uncle Silas was tins best (msU'd
man on general topics in the yillage,
and a hunter of renown as well. He
also had a virago for a wife. Dear.
ar, what. a temper that woman bad.
She was the only thing n earth of
which 1'ucle Nlas was afraid.
One day a class of school children
called on the old man. i hey were
sent by their teacher to get some
facts in natural history.
We've come," said the spokfsman
tif the class, "to ask you some ques
tions, t'liclc Mhis, about the habits
arid customs of the wild cat."
Uncle Silas had been very 'lad to
see them, as the broad smile on his
face testllled. But now he looked
very much alarmed.
dl-u-s-h," he Haiti with a cautions
gesture, "who on arth sent ye here
on such an errand?"
'Miss Knovvles, our teacher," said
the class In concert
'Wail, she oughter know better. I
ain't never tied ariythin' to say about
them thar critters senee Oh, Lordy,
thar she comes!"
And Fnclc Silas lit out, as a tall
woman armed with a broom, lit In.
'Think ye'r smart, do ye?' she
screamed. "Wantcr know alxiut
wild cats, hey? (Jot up a joke on the
old man, but I'll teach yer to joke on
facs. Take that home for yer pains."
Wlia"!, whack, went the broom,
and it did not fall in its aim, as two
of the boys who were the last
out could easily prove. Ami the class
in natural history skipped the chap
ter on wild cats for something less exciting.
vy father.
Travellers are seldom without, top
ics for complaint If everything else
fails they can at least fall back upon
bad food and bad weather.
Mr. Eison, in his "European remi
niscences," mentions a man who de
claimed against Pisa as the wettest
of cities.
'J he ;.wHrl ul ( l.illit-4.
No one would pre-ume to say W
we Americans are not imliyiduiliJ
our tastes. y e are lh" veiy acmes
all that is Independent. We bid
our bouses on plans of our own.
we lumble our architecture we si
prepared to take the r.'sponsihili
But curiously, we make an except.
to all this in whatever concerns A:h
No prophet among us woulfi prciiia
to say of bis own knowledge It
fashions should be so or so. When
comes to a question of dress cs'-
our faces toward the Last as n-vM
as any of the devout ever looked
ward Mecca. '1 his is true of m
and women alike, but the burden
the truth falls more directly op
u-fiticin'H dress because it l-i W EWI
more varied.
To sav that women are slaves
fashion would be trite; but it in-
wavs accorded that whatever the la
ter t bev are. worn craccf uby.
Hmt it. tuisslble to effect an indinA
nlilv In the. most proliouncia 01
ported designs, mainly 0,
Inttnite varlot V of fabrics and
But it is remarkable with wliaiu.
In H, liiiru-.rtorl tnodels tllCSC fl
IU. nrs. V.nht In tllfi liiaiD. Tl
livilir, tii ii.-u.
T'nuvhin J,l,iie charm PC Mil'1
feet on slender women, has jutH
the gamut of colors, silks lacs,
cordings, and gold. Almost hu
robe has been without one.
Tt. i tieeuliar that writers Oil v
- 1 -
to get h'al development nom i VI
wntnen hn ve nPwavft eaiieu i"" u.-i
conservative in dress, lothcexciffij
of every democratic sentiment
tl-lrt.s lilid ni'iK
them whenever a breath 01 wi
dictated, and have lmgereu
the line of suffocation in the H
of tlirbt, iowns than tne
any other country. Clothes
fact asserted a diabolical m"
though specially designed to
and restrict exercise. Godcy
1 l..,l1,1nf In Arlvlvo. ft VilA"
Y hy, said he. "twenty vears nun r; (,.., nrn.cti.M nnd take: I'iun .t 1, ..... .. T , ,J,'""1"'K"' "'"U ,V' ." ..
j. .... .,, raining, x Chalons,, where the judge m
wine, imcii, ano it is raining still!"
Mr. Elson is sarcastic;but he is not
oeyona a little fault-finding on his
own account His great trouble was
at Kotterdam.
ino weather rem nded nm of
home," he says, "if ever a meteoro
logical bureau Is started in Holland.
its reports will run almut a fnlinw.
told and clear,
s-"" 1 . . . " tw
tion commenced the concry
the way usual bo his calling "J
..v. o th or am a:i s-
1 UU HI t v...- "- .
After this xUto Krtciwc n-
. .... . t...i mtirilftf. '
Ull IVluain v.- ,rf.l
panied by a theft bad cni
in the neigiiuornoou. - th;.
h:id a ven t as tllS W' .
fnllriojorl 1,., . " l rer.
and rainy, interspersed with thunder- U 00 "7
showers followed by light frosts, L i ni declared
wmcn me weather will become i r'ZZ .r. niihi Hut, 01
changeable." w vl'J,T riuZ. : nnd every jv
three days he was nid1.,' '
tnaions aim ah -.1 ,ii
According to lingers,
tho poet
The Falkland Islands produce no
I rees, but they produce wood In a very
remarkable shape. you w. geJ,
scattered here and there singular
1 locks of what looks like weather
beaten, mossy, giay stones or various
.iW. Itllt If t'hil nil.. . . ..
........ ..., ,. .1 1 e in pi v) roil over
one or tncso rounded boulders you will
lind yourself unable, to aecnnmiwi. it
In fact the stone is tied down to the
Vernon was the person who invented uPn rJnf instruction M
the story about the lady being pulvcr- t'lmo tno 'udlJC of ,n I? a ""to. When hln unrn wmn Vourl5
he was dining there with a Hindoo.
one of his host's wives was suddenly
reduced to ashes, unon which the
Hindoo rang the bell, and said to the
attendant who answered It "Drlnir
fresh irlasscs, and sweep up your mis
we were wrong- -
ha lKen nmvefL YOU ",' .
.... , - . nLiV, .
"Yes. disgraced ano ,yW
plied the oor buimci- ftcri
vou tninK win cinpi"? .,, m
... i,. thrr.1u.l1 tho sirc-"
me lea tnrougu .
... IT.1 IlUn fnlnn'"'
(. U II"'. II u
wiiRN- you arc young, Christmas is
a ior.i time coming, but after you are you an Injury.
old, it comes around before vou can ho nresitcd Into
get vour presents ready. builder a tcn-fraoc plt'cc'
The heart ot tno ma- c
l.T... I "WO 11,1
my iroou J" ' 1
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of outlii
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of 1
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