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TOPICS 07 THE TIMES.
A OMOfCB BLKCTIOM Or M
Many of our caret are but a mor
bid war of looking at oar privileges.
Re member also that contentment is
more satisfying than exhilaration.
It now appears that somebody has
been tamper) ok with the dispatches
from Melilla. The Spaniards really
lost in killed only seven officers and
fifteen privates, while the wounded
numbered less than 100. The Span
ish officers seem to fight in front of
their men, as their old knizhtly an
cestors did when battling with the
The Turks are having more trouble
in Albania The people of that
country are warlike as in the days of
Alexander the Great, and the Tuiks
bate always had a hard time of it in
trying to keep them quiet Some
day or another the rule of the Sultan
will come to an end and Albania will
be joined to Greece, to which, by
right, it belongs.
That dynamite bomb that was
found under London bildge wasn't
a dynamite boruD ifter all. It was
nothing but a relic of the Franco
Prussian war, which its possessor
wishec. to be rid of. lie tried to
throw it into the arms of father
Thames, and it landed on a ledge of
the central buttress. It would seem
that London had a genuine scare for
The Matabele war amounts to just
this: Somebody cut the telegraph
wires which the whites at the cape
were running through Lo Bengula's
country far to the northeast The
whites immediately seized Lo Ber:
gula's cattle. He remonstrated that
the malefactors were not of his peo
ple, and as he has always been a
friend of the whites, many at the
Cape believed him. A court of arbi
tration was appointed consisting ef
two Maxim guns and miscellaneous j e udencv anl activity of the fire de
artillery on the oae side and several partment alone have prevented such
thousand assegais on the other. The
- decision of this court is what might
have been expected.
The compensating advantages of
fog are otten overlooked. It would
appear that the special function of
fog is to purify the atmosphere. Just
ai a good shower of rain not only
sweeps the streets, but "washes" the
air, so to speak, by dissolving such
impurities as are capable of solution:
so the mysterious fog penetrating far
and wide searches for and gathers in
its embrace particles of carbon, or- j
ganic bases and all kinds of irritat
ing insoluble "specks," mjchanically
suspended in the air. It Is enough
to see the pave,ment after the fog has
In a measure subsided to realize from
what impurities we havj been de
livered. The defeat of Lolwngula. and the
slaughter of a great nnmber of bis
warriors by the soldiers of the "Char
tered Company," in Matabele Land, is
interesting, because it will lead ad
ditional piquancy to the revelations
expected, in a few day-, when Parlia
ment meets. More than one re'iutm
ble London journal has lately hinted
that England is on the -erge of a
caudal connected with the extension
of her colonial empire in Africa lie
side which the Panama episode will
Sink to sarcely noticeable propor
tions. Some of the highest person
ages In the kingdom are said to lie in
volved. Parliament will take IbU up
before it discusses the Franco Russian
Pome diabolism such as would
' prompt the wrecking of a passenger
train without any hope of gain to the
wrecker is hardly to be attributed to
a sane man. The wreck of an Illi
nois Central train nearUllin was not
the work of train robbers. No at
tempt at rebbery was made. The
theory that revenge upon some of
the railroad officials whose private
ear was attached to the train
Ttrnm ntfld the nrlmp la warrplv tan
able. The train was six hours late,
and the wrecker could hardly have
been aware of the fact even if he
"knew that the raKfoad officers were
on the train, wMeh not likely.
Tba wreck was probably the work of
i homicidal crank, whose tribe,
unfortunately, seems to increase these
A fHBERKi i. temper in a house Is
like pernatiial sunshine, gladdening
and Mllveo'b-r every one in the pros
t which you forget four troubles ,
"' "CUM be hained to remeaber
aaaoyaaces bat a bid temper t
Ja evefyiMog. Offence taken ati
i T-Bfti tapeWenc under an-
c wwfrtte, anil things made
f Cztoc-a tor tbe magnirytag
r rmcf tztltcbm, e Hen new, Irrl
T" tittsm -wfco oaa say tbat
; tr t fcrnc? Yjoa might
1 :-t CJ rzl pmm ef a
dost as deny the depressing effect of
Ul-humor wherever it is found and
the corresponding good influence
sweet tamper. Also the latitat 1
of either tte one or the other, as it
may chance which rules, is sure to
break out in the younger and weaker
of the family.
That story told by John Pirn nix,
in a past generation, of the man who
started to see the ship launched, but
who never reached the sjK-ctaele be
cause he made too many festal stops
on the way, seeme paralleled by the
case of the Consular appointee to
Aruoy. China, who 1. as just been "re
called" before he had left for his
post He rt d 'all right 'some
months ago, ut the seductive julep
and aromatic rum punch, the thrill
ing i cocktail and the contemplative
beer seem to have arretd his st- ros
very frequently; and he dallied w h
them for weeks together. At last
the President heard of this Consular
procession westward, with a "jag" of
colossal dimensions in its wake, and
the ioor Consul wis 'turned down."
He will not revel in the delights of
the rice-wine of Amoy; and the cane
spirit of Shanghai will know him
not He paused too often by the
Chicago Hekald: In view of the
terrible havoc and loss of life wrought
by th' explosion of dynamite and pe
troleum at Santander, Spain, it
would txi inter sting V- know what
quantity of these expli ves for pe
troleum is almost as de ly as dyna
mite is stored within tne limits of
this city. The burning of the pro
peller Tioga and the loss ot life conse
quent upon the explosion of the pe
troleum with which that vessel was
laden are still fresh' in the public
memory. Ci.donbtedly other vev
se!s with cargoes even more dantrcr
ous come into this port. As to the
explosive1 hidden away in warehouses
and stores, it is perhaps as well that
the publie i ignorant. It is scarcely
to be doubted that a Are in certain
localities of the city would reach
enough exp'osive material to blow
two or three blocks skv h gh. The
a result thus far
The battleship Oregon is now
proudly atloat, the heaviest monu
ment of nstructive tk i 1 1 that has
yet be u designed for our modern
navy. It is not toiher disparagement
that she :s not as heavy by several
thousand ns as some of the levia
thans in 1 urope, for she would come
as well and probably bclfer out of a
tussle on tne. seas than any of them.
She is a mlwhty snip in armament
and armor, aid probably within ten
vears the naval architects will have
so changed their Ideas of the service
ability In attack and defense that
smaller vessels will be more dreaded
and much cheaper. When one thinks
of it there are a good many eggs in
the basket represented by the Ore
eon. An unlucky blow lrom a ram
or a tilt from a torrjedo might send
I the most formidable warship to the
! bottom. Inventl .e skill is now in an
l astounding state of activity, and In."
1 vulnerability on the sea is an impos-
sibilit... l ut the Oregon has no
! superior as a battleship, and will
doubtless be a credit to her builders
j and the navy.
j Chicago IIkhai.d: If man or a
t woman can be railroaded oft to the
'detention hospital upon the dictum
' of a physician who signs a certltlcate
; as he makes out a prescription at
' the request of a casual patron
! mighty few people in this town will
' feel comfortable. There will Ik: an
I uneasy apprehension that some enemy
I may get the neces-ary certificate and
i send the patrol w.igon around when
' least, expcc:ed. And once in the de-
tention hospital it Is not easy to get
out The burden .f proof Is always
f on the suspected lunatic The cer
tificate of a Jack-legged, beardless
boy, the Ink on whose diploma Is
hardly dry, may outweigh the iecord
of a sober, sane and irreproachable
life. That this should be so is dan
gerous and disgraceful, and when such
cases are brought to light, they
sho,,ld thoroughly ventilated. The
case of Mrs. Johanna Coleman, whose
' husband endeavored to have her
, locked up Sunday night is a good one
j to begin on. The Humane Society Is
'doing well in taking t'e 'warpath in
j pursuit of tbe woman's husband and
tbe P7-' h "'U'1 the ccrt'-
cate. iet tnera oe run aown ana
brought to justice.
Age of the World.
Mr. Clarence King, the well-known
geologist, has computed the age of
the earth, taking for h s oas, s the ef
fect, as shown by careful ex per
ments. of bci;t and pressure to cer
tain rocks. , Ho concludes from These
data tbat tbe world has ex sled as a
piaaet-2,OjO,ooo yean. Tb e w II
staad for a good enough guess ant I
aotaa oae guesses better. Examiner.
Ir le to be regretted, bat to many
arrlaanatiori nnlat erMina- wlrts a? mar
tp to u inwmgatraa polat ol 'a-
THE LITTLE ARMOHAIM.
Hoaoo'T alls la the Utile i
li moans a a corner ub ;
ul a vtoite-kalrea' asotaar aaalag I Bin
Aoe r flrilf toankiaf of aim,
sea through Uae doel of the mm ago
Tbe bloom of oar dot iwoot toee
As be rock i to merrily to aal fro
With a lough toot cheers tbo placa.
Somotimes bo holds a book ia hi fcosd.
Sometimes a pencil aad slute,
iad tbo lesson U hard to anclarslaad,
ana too dguree bard to mate.
Bat alio m tbo nod at bin lather' hoed.
Ho Dro&d o! the llttlo eon.
And she heart tbo words eo often said :
So leer for our utile odo.
Ther wore wonderful day ft. tbo dear, weet dj
w bra a child wiin ninny ca r
V as bora lo toold, to kite, and to praiao
At bar kne n tbo little chair.
She luet blm back IB tbo jay rears.
When tbe great world -a.jf.hi the man.
And bo amnio away pat bopoa and lears
Tu bia place lo tbe battle a ran.
Bat bo and than. In a witttul dream.
Like picture out of dale,
Fbe tea a bead with a golden gleam
Mont over a pencil nod slate.
And abe live again tba happy day.
Theriav nl hr vfiunl lire a fel'rtnfi.
Wben tbe small armchair stood jual In the ti jr.
Tbe efotar of eie t tiling.
Harper a Guar.
I don't think. said Mr. White, I
"that the hay crop ever promised so
"Indeed!" said the wife, absently.
"And if there isn't a fall in the
price of fruit," he added, "our peach
orchard is going to net us a cool
As he spoke he flung the homespnn
towel with which he had been wiping
bis hands over the back of the kitchen
"Oh. George, do nang up me
towel," said Mrs. White. "The nail
Is just as near as tne cnair oae, arm
1 have enoueh stens to take in the
course of the day, without waiting
on you." "
"You are always grumbling about
something," said the young farmer,
as he jerked the towel on its nail.
"There: Does that suit you?"
"Here is a letter from Cousin Dora,
George," said Mrs. White, wisely
avoiding the mooted question. "She
wants to come here and board for a
"Well, let her come"' said White.
' It won't cost us a great deal, and a
little extra money always counts up
at the year's end."
"But, George, 1 was thinking"
"Why, I am so hurried with the
work, and there is so much to do "
"That is the perpetual burden of
your song," said Mr. White, irritably.
"Women do beat ail for complain
ing." "Won't you hear mc out?" said
Mrs. While. '-So I thought it would
be a good plan to give Do a her
board, if she would help me with tbe
housework a little. It will accotn-
modate her, and it will accommo-
date me." '
"But It won't accommodate me.'"
said George White, cavalierly.
Really, Letty, you are getting ab
Mrs. White crimsoned.
"No one ever said that of me be
fore," said she.
"Hut just look at it," said the
farmer. "Tell me of any other wo
man in the neigh borhood who keeps
agiri: Why, they make a boast ot
doing their own work."
'They ail have sisters or mothers
or grown up daughters. I have
"Pshaw:" said White. "Uid'culoiis:
Of course you have to work. We all
do, don't we? But your work don't
amount to a row of pins. I don't
know of anyone who has It ealer
than you da"
"That's all you know about it,"
said Letty, In a chocke I voice.
"Write to Dora that we'll board
her for U5 a week," said White, au-
thoritatlvely. "We must earn all
the money we can while there Is a
chance. Make hay while the sun
shines, eh? And I guess you'll man
age to get along as well as other wo
men do, Letty. Now run up stairs
into the garret, my dear, and get me
my blue jean overalls: there's a good
Letty obeyed, but the tears were
in her eyes, and a big round ball was
rising up in her throat, and she
could hardly see the Jean overalls,
as tbey hung up hiih on one of the
As she reached up, a loose board In
thegarret ficor tipped; her foot, slipped
through on the laths and plaster be
low, and with a groan she sank to the
The time passed on, and Georee
Whit grew tired of waiting.
He shouted up the garret stairway:
"Look alive there, Letty! l o you
me,in to be all day?"
But no answer came. He ran up.
stairs, to find Lettv lying senseless on
the floor, with one leg broken, Just
above the ankle.
"Jiow you'll have to get some one
to do the work." said Letty, not
without a spice of malice, as she lay
on the calico covered settee, with her
poor ankle duly set and bandaged.
Not. If 1 know it." said (icnrire
White. "Hire a lazy woman who'll
want a dollar and a half a week, and
her board in the bargain, to do the
work of the bouse? I guess not"
"But what are you going Ut do?"
'To do It myself, to be sure. Half
an hour eve y morning and half an j
hour every evening ought to tie enough
to square up accounts."
"Well," said Mrs. White, "i snail
Just like to see you do it!"
Then you'll have your wish!" said
b r husband.
He rose early the neit morning and
Hkht d the Kitchen tire.
I'shaw " sa d he as he piled on the
ticks of wood, "whatdoes a woman's
work amo nt to anyhow .' What's tbe
next le son, Letty?"
I always skim the creiru and
stra'n the milk. said Letty, who,
uUtered upon the lounge, was comb-
in s her hair with more deliberation
th in bad pra Ued for a yer.
"Well, here goes, then," said
And a period of silence ensued.
Presently he shouted:
I bavn't got milk pans enough
of course you haven't," said Letty.
"You must scald out yesterday's.
You know you said you. couldn't set
up a tin shop when I asked for a
dozen more last month.
"They smell like a fat boiling fac
tory," said George, disdainfully.
"What ails 'em?"
"You should have scalded them
out last night," wishing that she bad
wings like a dove that she might soar
into the milk room and restore order
out of chaos.
Here's a go said George. "There
isn't any hot water."
Oh. George, you've forgotten to
put tbe kettle on."
So 1 did," said her husband; ' and
the sticks, hang 'em, are all burned
'You kaow I wanted you to get a
ton of coal," said Letty, "but you
said that as long as wood cost noth
ing but the chopping and bauliug,
wood it should be "
"Have I sot to wait for that water
to heat'1" groaned (Jeorge.
"1 don't know anything else for
you to do,' remarked Letty, dryly.
"Humpe!" observed her lord and
master. "What's for breakfast?"
'Ham and egs, I su; poe."
"Well, I'm up to that part of the
program, at lea t," said he, cheer
fully. "Oh, uie dickens' What is
the use of keeping your knives so
sharp? I've nearly cut my thumb
off! Where do you keep the oatmea.i1
, , Bn.nd to vour milk oans
whj)e the brcal(ast i-ooklng. I sup-
Th . nothing like economy
in work.' "
Hut It was a mortal hour before the
milk was strained and the pigs fed,
and by that time the house was blue
with a sort of smudgy smoke.
"Hullo " shouted ('eorge, coming
In. "What's all this- is the house
"No," said Letty, calmly; "only
the oreaktast has burned up."
George uttered a long oiiih.
"Who'd h-ue thought the fire was
so hot'r" said he. "What am 1 to do
"Cook another. I suprKise." an
"And , what next?" dem inded
Georire, tugging at his moustache.
"Why set the table, and then clear
it away and wash the-aishes."
j "With this cut linger?" complained
j t he husband.
"I was obliged to do it the weeks
1 1 had the sore fy'on on ruv middle
finger,' remarked Ltly. "The
young turkr ys and geee ought to
"have been let out and fed long before
'this: and the th ee calves in the barn-
yard must be attended to. And then
there are the k.trhen and silting-
! room to le swent and dustea, and the
j beds to imike, and the string beans to
x be picked, and Im-ad to bake and
j huckleberry pie to make, and vour
wnite vests to oeironea ana ioiaues
to I peeled, and the preserves v .bo
scalded over, nn I i lie cheese to 1
turned, and dinner to get and the
i table to clear, and the dishes to be
j "Hold on:" said George; "you've
i said that once." .
I "Verv likely, but it has to be done
' three times a day and the chickens
to lie looked alter, and the linen pll-
low cases to be put bleaching, and the
! south windows to lie washed, and
your trousers to t e patched, and tbe
stockings Ut lie darned, and you
know jou alw ys like something hot
; for supper. And t rn tbe night's
j milk is to be brought in an I strained
j and (he pan- scildcd and the geese
and turkeys fed and shut into their
coopvaud ' Jli, iiear'. 1 entirely for
got the churning. That will take an
hour at least But dear me. George.
, I am cettini so hungry: and I don't
see the least Mgns of breakfast
George! Where are you going,
George? 1- want my breakfast:"
j For (Jeorge had disappeared lu the
: midst of her exordium.
in twenty minutes or so he re-
1 turned, and by his side ty Iged
! Mary Ann I'ult, the nearest neigh
bor's 2o-year-old daughter. ,
"I take it all back," said Mr.
White, "I lower ruv colors, Letty.
Your work is harder than mine. I'll
be blest if It ain't. Why. I couldn't
take care of the milk, and cream and
cheeses for the wages a girl would
ask. I never realized liefore bow
much a woman has to do "
"Are vou r.uite sure you realize It
now" said Letty mischievously.
"Well. I've got a pretty fair Idea
on the subject," nodded George
'But you should lie here on wash
ing davt" said Letty, "or on ironir.g
day, or on the day when wtf ehop sau
sage meat or mac soft sosp, or"
atop, stop " shouted George. "If
you say another word l"l go for
Mahala Blinks, too Haven't I said
that I take it all back? V'hat more
would vou have?"
"Wal, square," said Mary Ann,
who had by this time removed her
hat and shawl. "wbat'Il I do flrst"
"Do!" echoed Mr. White. "Do
everything, and let me get off to the
bay field as fast as I can. "
"Jes as your orders is," said Mary
"And I say, I.etty:" he added.
"Write to your cousin Dora Tell
her we'll be glad to board her, if she
' will assist you about the house."
j ' But you've hired Mary Ann.
j "There's wo; k for 'em both," said
I Mr. White.
j And he sat down and took refuge
in last week's paper, while Mary
Ann wrestled with tbe charred re
mains or the breakfast, and cut fresh
slices of ho tie-cured ham.
i In this world there are bloodlese
' battles and victories won without the
' clash of steel: and in this category
! may be classed Mrs. White's victory
over her husband In respect tu tbe
a nest Ion of "hired help." Tbe Maine
TOPICS Of INTEREST TO FARMER
law (a Stoaaavre the Oatar Coat lag of
jMarh WalaaU Caathorlaa; Cora hots,
aaoat at Water la aoUe-Valoe at Urlod
Trail fjeateral rarai Matters.
Moraaaoat of s l"r la Solla.
Canlllary attraction, surface ad
fnesl n and surface tension
are the j
van .us names by which wede-ignate
the agem - that caases mot on of tbe
water through soil. Every tiny par
ticle of soil when brought In contact
with a moist surface becomes sur
rounded with a thin film of moisture.
It is a liny soap bubble, with a par
ticle o( sand instead of air inside. In
ordinary sands or clays 50 per cent.
of t bulk is air space, and when
this space Is fully occupied by water
the -oil Is fully Mturaied. When
slightly saturated and brought in
contact with new supplies of water,
the films around each particle tend
lo thicken, but the particles least
mol-teaed are, by agency of surface
tension, drawing from those that
have a great supply. In other words,
until the entire mass is fully satur
ated and all the air spaces tilled, the
soil that is nearest the water supply
must pass It along until the whole
mass U e .ually supplied. As moisture
is lost by evaporation w drainage,
there is a movement or water, up or
down, or laterally, from the soils
ciotali.log this most moisture, toward
the soli containing the lea-t. This
motion in the mailer of time and
Quantity Is determined by the text
ure. It will move most rapidly in
the direction of least resistance.
Water moves up from liclow or later
ally only by reason of surface tension. without stirring until done, thus
It Is drawn down from the surface j kipping the fruit In shape. Soinc
by tbe same law. but Is aided In this timrs it Is a good way to drain the
direction by gravitation. Farming j water off, add sugar to make a syrup
We have had it in mind to answer
a question by a correspondent for
weeks past, but overlooked It, say an
agricultural exchange. Before gath-
ermg corn It w.u.Id pay the farmer to
.kUfl..l1.. nn.1 !,,,. n t.rl it.f ho-
his seed corn In advance Jhis will
clve him an onrmrtumty to examine i
the stalk as well as the ear, a matt-er
of very decided importance. The ;
tendency in our ciliuate is for corn to ;
make too much stalk, to grow very
tall and lar Its ear hlwh from the j
ground. Other things being equa. i
then, seed corn should be 'elected J
from stalks rather under the size and
with ears as low down as can be '
found. By doing this every year, a
strain of corn might be bred which ;
would exert lis energy more in ear- ;
making and less In stalk-growing
Other points might lie looked after
also, such as whether the ear has a
long or short stalk of itsown, whether
It stand upright or hangsdown after
It is rle. A rather short stalk and
a pendant ear is to tie desired. Whe i
hanging down the ear sheds rain
water letter. If one cultivates both
lplauds and tHittnm, seen corn should
be gathered from each and kept s -p-arate
Seed from com grown or. rich,
moist liottom lands will not Iks
adapted to dry uplands. Hants be
come accustomed to the coud.tions
under which they gr.iw, and sulfer
wben these are changed.
How to Sliu k lt:a k Wxlnuto.
One difficulty in securing these
nuts Is the ditliculty In removing the
outer coating. This may lie largeiy
overcome by iHiring a few holes with
an auger through a piec; of p'ank,
and driving the nuts throwh the
holes with a small-headed hammer.
A blacksmith's shoeing hammer Is
good. The holes should range from
one to two Inches, so that the differ
ent sizes may lie put, through the
hole that will remove the shuck. Bv
having the receptacle entirely cov
ered except the hole the shiicKs are
thus separated from the nuts. There
will he a small jiortlon of the shuck
left on where It came over the hole,
but when the nuts are dried a little
this Is easily removed If it does not
drop off of Itself. The shucks may
lie brushed to one side into a box, so
that everything is cleaned up. One
great advantage of this Is that the
hands are but slightly stalnel. and
most of it may lie removed by wash
ing In gasoline. One person with this
costless arrangement can take the
shucks from two bushels in an hour.
It pays to wash the shucked nuts
while yet wet in a tub with a broom,
as they are then freed from the rem
nants of the outer coating and look
much nicer when served. Many of
tbe boys mav have already used such
an arrangement, hut many have not
Try it and report how it works.
There is too little attention paid to
late fall and early spring pastures. A
well-grown pastu c that is ready to
turn Into when the ordinary pasture
is no longer suDicierit to keep the anl-
nial thriving is economy In many
ways. It saves tbo bay and grain,
ortens the time of feeding dry and
prepared foods and Is more nourish
ing and healthy. If you cannot have
such a pasture vou can sow a patch
of rye In the corn -field, and turn in '
after the corn has been gathered, j
and. If eaten out by corn-planting
time, turn It under and plant to corn
This may seem extravagance
to some, bnt It Is not, It Is economy.
The butter made from cows that are
pastured on rye ;s ns yellow and sweet
in November or March as in May
when pastured on clover. Colts,
calves, and marcs with colts, also tbe
brood sows with pigs, will desert their
dry food for the rye
ahould be sown early,
but may be
If there ia
own as late as October
sufficient moisture, and makea ex-
celleat aprlog pasture. It should be
o arranged tbt anlnit1" can be
tart-ted off i wet weaf - aid all
othei ttm. wbeu the grvtsd ia soft
Hea ta S star raora.
Arccording to a foreign experiment,
some Dutch cows -pi with water al
ways In their stab e gave much beO
ter results than when changed back
wnere they could get water only
twice a day. It was found that the
milk yie!d Increa ed where tbe -ows
had access to water at will, and no
decrease ot fats o curied. The dally
ii,Ciease was small, but as estimated
it would improve the yield about
forty gallons per cow per year. A
noticeable feature of the experiment
is that the cows rank a little less
when permitted to drink at will thau
when furnished water twice a day.
Ac ordiog to this, the cow can
water herself lietter than the
tiest care can supply her with what
she needs. Bv drinking often there
wa less chilling of the stomach than
where water had to be taken twice a
day. and each time in large quanti
ties. Tbe digestion was improved,
as with each small draught of water
some gatric Juice was secreted and
went with It, which was not the case
to the same extent where large
draughts of cold water had to be
Value of Drlod Frails.
Housekeepers do not value dried
fruits highly enough, partly liecause
they are In the habit of canning all
fruits and terries and nartly because
they do not cook dried fruits properly.
They will soak dried apples or piunes
and throw the water away, then cook
them In a tin dish and stir into a
mush with an Iron spoon. The right
ay is to soak the dried fruit, then
slip it carefully Into a granite, earthen
or nnn-elaln lined sauce ran, and cook
and when It lioils up turn In the
soaked fruit and cook until tender;
In this way it will 1x3 as good as
canned Irult. Experiment more in
drying this season, and see if the re
sults are not more satisfactory than
4 n AiinPiilliimt In il'rjCU flrtA ff
i ' " mal
lr lhem . ,n Li,rs' lr''wl ?
Thev were equal to any foreign sweet
meat, and I knew they were prepared
cleanly, which cannot always be said
of the imported fruit. Grange
looa It Par lo Knrirh I-aod.
In Iowa, about the year 1W,
a correspondent, 1 manured
acres of old meadow that had
monly brought a medium crop of
grass. Manure was from sheep vards,
hauled and spread in fall. At har
vest the grass stood tall and thick. I
sold two acres standing at 19 per
acre, then rented the land at $7 per
acre each ear for two years, then
put two acres In potatoes and fodder
com. lotatocs blighted that year
crop worth per acre. In the fall
1 sowed ail to rye. The crop brought
flTl per acre, the straw paid for
threshing. No manuring after tho
first year. I kept no account that
could be relied on to tell the clear
profits of the live crops, but calling
the land wcrth 10 per acre when
manured, I feel safe In saying that
after deducting taxes and other ex
penses tbe clear gain jer annum on
price of land per acre would be over
li percent. But if it be not 12 per
cent. the same land or any otherjgood
farming land within three miles of
Iowa C ity can he so cultivated that
it will clear more.
I.lmltnf Prollt In rig-Fw(llnir.
To ascertain the best and chea'icst
way of using siilm-mllk for the pro-'
duction of po'k has been a part of
the work of tho Vermont Experiment
Station the last year. Sour skim
milk produi es as good results pound
for pound as sweet sklm-milk. Hence
farmers aie not losing money every
time the milk sours on the way home
from tne creamery, and creamery
ru'-n need not go to any expenso or
trouble so to handle the skim-milk at
to sterilize It and keep itsweet. Two
ounce of corn-meal to each quart of
skim-milk made a pound of pork at
the least cost of food. A larger
amount of corn-meal made a more
rapid growth, but at an Increased
cost of fin d for each pound of pork
aUive the market value. During
heavy feeding In preparation for
market, twelve quarts of skim-milk:
dally to each pig, with all the corn
meal they would eat, produced a more
rapid growtn and at less cost per
pound than six quarts of milk under
SNoara and Doge.
. The existence of lamb and wool
clubs In several neighborhoods of the
State have done a great deal, not
only for the prote Hon of sheep hus
bandry, but enables the farmer to
get better prices for his lambs and
ool, and a ford almost absolute pro-
from the depredations of
worthies curs, from tbe fact that
every memlier is required under
the rorwtltui on and by-laws ot the
club to make tenants sign a contract
not to keep more than one dog, and
he must be kept In bounds, Tennea
To latlea Tarkrya.
,.. turkey will not fatten If
! c Jsiy confined In a coop For a few
day it may gain in flesh, but after
that length of time it will lose In
weight, no matter how well fed. as it
will worry and fret for lllcrty. The
proper way to fatoen the turkeys Is
to begin about a month before the
time fixed for marketing them and
reed tbern early lo the morning and
, when they come up at night In tba
; morning give tbem ail the wheat
j they will eat and at night give corn,
j tilve tbem full liberty on the fletda.
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