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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 1, 1898)
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V wandered by tbe river til,
The maiden fair and I;
My arm about her waist was tied.
Her lookt were coy and why.
BCh moon on high in brightest sheea
Looked dowa with face benign .
My yeara they numbered jut sixteen.
While ahe u tweuty-uiue.
V talked in lover tend'rest strata.
That maiden fair and I;
My blighted slate waa iny refrain.
8h (juve me sigh for sigh.
Aud aniH't words, too, which he did
Were meted o1 to mine
My years they nuniberi-d just sixteen.
While ahe waa twenty-nine.
Bat cruel interruption tame
Betwixt thnt mnld and me,
And I wan hurried off to rluira
A fortune o'ir the sea. ,
I thought of her, my fairy queen.
And for a while did pine
"r I wan only jnnl sixteen.
While tdie was tweuty-nine.
Naw, thirteen yearn have come and rone
8im-e we met by the ahnre,
An-i I've come iiuck from torrid rone,
And we hnve met once more.
Hut what is tl.i it henu me clean
Explain it, orb divine!
The Indy now is just sixteen.
And I am twenty uine!
MILLIE AND MOLLIE.
I hand of your daughter." ai
young Hromley. stumbling
Mia aeat offered him by the girl's father.
"Which one?" asked old J in mock,
tim coal merchant, laying down the
newspaper which he had been reading
and eying the young man curiously.
"Sometimes I think It in Mollie, and
again I am sure it lit Millie." replied
young Bromley, genuinely perplexed.
The old coal merchant looked sympa
thetic. "Yon can't have both," said be, after
an awkward pause,
'They're splendid girls, good enough
for anybody!" exclaimed the young
nun. "I could be happy with either of
them," went on young Bromley.
"I'm disposed to think," observed old
Wmiiimi, "that you have been happy
with lKth of ttiem."
"So they've told me more than once,"
aid Bromley, with the pleasant light
at recollection in hi eyes.
"Well, can't you make up your mlud
which girl you want to marry?"
Young ltromh y did not answer for a
moment, ami then he said slowly:
"Which do you think sounds the bet
terMillie Bromley' or "Mollie P.i'oui
leyr rjoliietluii-a le looked at It ill
"1 don't think there's much to
choose," retiirjied the old coal mer
chant, welching the question with ev
ery desire to be fair.
"you know," continued the: -young
man, "there hnve beet) times when I've
Kone to lied perfectly charmcil with t!u
nam 'Millie Bromley,' and In the
morning 'Mollie Bromley' has caught
mf fancy. Millie, Mollie; Mollie, Mil-lie-lt'a
an awfil jiuzzle."
"Of course, you've proposed to one of
the girls T inquired their father.
"Oh, yes. Indeed," aald young Brom
ley. "Then that Is the girl you want to
marry." exclaimed the old man, tri
umphantly. "Why, It's almple enough,
after all. You've taken quite a load off
my mind. Which one was It?"
"It waa Millie-1 think," answered
young Bromley, hesitatingly.
"Think! Good Ixird. don't you know?"
The young ufan flushed, and looked
riroa h fully at the coal merchant.
"Mr. Dltnmock," said he, "I'll put It to
yon ts man to man: Which U Millie,
and wblcli Is Mollie?"
"Don't cross-examine ie, air," re
Jolued tbe old man. "If yoa want to
marry one of the girl It't yoar baal
nrtui to find oat."
"Heaven know," cried yoong Brom
ley In anguish, "I want to marry either
Millie or Mollie, and have her all to
myself. It's trying enough for a fellow
to be over head nnd ears In love with
o girl, lint when there are two of
tfcem it's more, than flesh and blond can
"There, there, my iMiy," aald the old
oaai merchant, soothingly, "don't take
on go. Kit her girl Is yours with my
blntwlug, but I want to keep one for
niyaelf. I-l me aee If I can help you
t" And going to the open French
window, be called:
"Millie, Mollie; Mollie, Millie!"
"Yea, papu, we're coming," sounded
two aweet, well bred voices from the
There was a tripping of light feet
along the stone walk under the grape
vine, aud Millie anil Mollie bloomed
loto the room.
"How do you do, Mr. Bromley," they
aid together, with the same Intonation
and the name merry glint In their eyea.
Millie had auburn hair nnd brown
yw; ho had Mollie. Millie had a Cu
pid's Imw of a month, little teeth like
pearls, and a dimpled chin; so had Mol
lis. Millie' anna, seen through her
musllu sleeves, were round and white;
o were Mollle's. There was uothlu
to choose Itetweeu Millie's bust and
Mollle's bust as they stood side by side.
"Young Bromley tells me," began old
Mr. Plmmock, after he hod taken
draughts of their fresh young beauty
by looking first at one and then at the
tber, and then dwelling upon the fea
tures of both with one eye-sweep, "that
he proposed to you last night"
"Oh, not to both, you know, Mr. Dim
mock," Interjected young Bromley.
"He asked me to be bis wife," aald
"Ha told me that be couldn't lire
without me," aald Mollie. mlscblevloM-
"Hew to tblar aald the eld man, tu ra
ng u youof Bromley with a
Tba young niaa blushed furleualy and
lifted his hand In protest.
"I'm sure." he stammered, "one of
you Is mistaken. I asked you, Millie, to
be my wife in tbe summer house and
aud I kissed you. That was before
upiter, and later in the evening, when
we sat on the front steps, I said that I
couldn't live without you, and that we
must get uiarrled."
"Before we go any further," Inter
rupted tbe coal merchant, "which Is
Millie and which is Mollie? When your
dear mother was alive she could tell
tbe difference sometimes, but I don't
know to this day."
"Oh, how dull you are!" said the girls
"I think this is Millie on the right,"
spoke up young Bromley.
"Why, Mr. Bromley," said she, "I am
"Very good; now let's go on." aald
their father, "where were we? Oh, yes,
young Bromley ays that he asked you
to be his wife, Millie, and declared be
couldn't live without you."
"I beg your pardon, papa," said Mol
lie, "he told me that he couldn't live
"Well, let's get our bearings." contin
ued the old coal merchant. "Bromley,
you asked Millie to marry you down in
the summer hotue, and you kissed her?
That's correct. Isn't It?"
"There's no doubt about that, sir,"
said Bromley, eagerly.
"And after supper when you sat to
gether on the stoop you told Mollie tltat
you couldn't live without her?"
"That I deny, sir. Oh! I beg your
pardon, Mollie, you needn't look so an
gry. I meant no offense."
"Iid you kiss Mollie?" went on the
old man, relentlessly.
"No, sir; I "
"Yes. you did, Mr. Bromley," flared
"I admit," said the young man, strug
gling wllh his emotions, "that I kissed
her when I sa Id I could not live without
her, but It. wasn't Mollie."
"Oh, Mollie!" said Millie, "how could
"Now, Millie, do be reasonable," said
Old Mr. IHmmock looked mystified.
"It seems to me," he said, with a
show of Impatieuce, "if I were In love
with one of those girls I could tell the
difference between them. So far as 1
can make out, young man, you have
asked Millie to be your wife, and have
tried to make Mollie believe that you
could not live without her. Now, to
any one who does not know Millie and
Mollie, your conduct would appear to
be perfidious. Of course, as between
you ami Mollie, I must believe Mollie.
fur the girl certainly knows whether
you klsaieil her."
The old man eyed both his daughters
hard. Millie was biting her nether lip,
ami so was Mollie; but Millie was try
In;; to kei-p from laughing. j
Old Mr. Olmmock had on Idea. j
"1 would like to clear up Una thing to
your satisfaction and my own, Brom
ley," said he. "Let me ask you whether
Mollie kissed you when you told her
you couldn't live without her?"
The young man got very red In the
"You mean Millie, of course," he re
plied with embarrassment. "Perhaps
she wouldn't mind my saying that she
did kiss me In the summer house. But
slip didn't kiss me on the stoop, 1 kissed
"How Is that, Millie, Mollie T" asked
"Bapa." said Mollie, decidedly, "I
couldn't keep Mr. Bromley from kissing
me, but I assure you I didn't kiss him."
Mollie looked her father straight in
the eye and then she shot an indignaut
shaft at Mr. Bromley.
Millie, hung hor head aud her face
was as red as a poppy.
"I think," said the oU man, dryly,
"that It's plain I'll keep Molllo, and
we'll have that marriage .before you
make another mistake, young man."
New York Sun.
Statistics recently published by the
Interior Department show that the
Government still has over 000,000,000
acre unoccupied. This is enough to
give Mich or the 73,000,000 people
In the country a homestead or eight
acres and still have 10,000,000 acres
left. The land Is distributed among
twenty-six State and Territories. The
largest amount Is located In Alaska,
where there are :tS,.V21MKi0 acres. Most
of tnls land will never be available for
homestead purKKCH, of course, but Its
mineral value may be more thnn If the
whole vast tract was available for
grazing and farming purpose. The re
mainder of the land lies In productive
Stat, but much of It 1 barreu and
arid or mountainous. t
There are l,l!Kt postofflce In the
State of Maine, and although many of
them, especially In the Southern and
more thickly populated portion of the
State, is'ur plain, simple, short and
easily pronounced American name,
there are a considerable number In
what may he called "the back wood,"
or the interior, which hear name of
Indian origin, la Aroostook County
there are Wytopltlock, Mattawnmkeag,
Oxbow, MooMeluck, Meduxnekeag and
Macwaboctown. In I'lscataijui Coun
ty there are Mattaoniousla, Spurdna
bunk, Uusumtalum, Nahmakanta, Al
laguaab and Pamedocook. In Somer
set County, Cbembaaabamtlcook. Can
quomgomoc, Maakamphunk and Se
boomook. la franklin County, Mooe
lookmeguntle. In Oxford, Malehunka
munk. Par mac bene and Umbagog.
raitb Car Doctor Called ttbaaaa.
Judge Wright, of JhUtlmon, recently
derided ta a uM So ruoavtr pay for at
tendance on patient by two faith cur
doctor that they were not entitled ta
any romuneratlon whatever and (mat
aarvicoa won TlrtvaUy ft
WOMAN'S DUTY TO STATE.
AMERICAN women are not less
prone than American men to
measure success in dollars and
cent. They like to spend money; they
like to have their husbands or fathers
get rich; they like, naturally enough,
tbe luxuries and elegancies of life
comfortable homes, good clothes, "ad
vantages" of all sort3 for their chil
dren, and freedom from worry about
making the ends meet That Is nat
ural, aud so far as It encourages thrift
and industry and enterprise. It is good.
But It Is very liable to degenerate into
selfishness. When It leads the Ameri
can wife to grudge every moment and
every thought her man diverts from
business or remunerative labor to pub
lic duties, It la evil, and Immediately
makes the American woman a sharer
In responsibility for the neglect that re
sults. It Is the duty of a man who has
a family to support It as well as he can,
but that Is not his only duty. It Is bis
duty also to do his share lu governing
the country either by accepting office
himself or Is;- doing his best to put tho
governing power Into fit hands. If he
neglects his family for public business,
he does wrong, but he also does wrong
If he neglects his duties as a citizen lu
order that his womaiikind savy live
extravagantly and have more money
to spend ;han they need
Of course there are some men whose
capacity Is of such a Quality that they
are most usefully employed when they
are making money for their wives and
daughter to spend; but If a woman
does happen to have a supplementary
man, who has In him good possibili
ties of public usefulness, she ought to
feel It her duty as a citizen to sacrifice
a reasonable ahare of the fruits of her
proprietorship to the good of the state.
If she loves luxury more than right
eousness, her wishes will be all too
likely to determine the acope of her
husband's endeavors, and the state will
ue the loser. -Harper's Bassar.
What the Hrtdecroom Pays.
There seems to be a great deal of un
certainty existing as to the pecuniary
part which a bridegroom takes In his
own wedding. At a recent very swell
affair the two young people about to
be united In tho holy bouds of wedlock
sat down deliberately and totaled up
the entire expense of the wedding
they amount to a very large sum, to
be sure and then divided them evenly
between the two meu the father and
the groom. In point of fact and a a
matter of good taste, he should pay
only for the carriage which take the
bridal couple from the church to the
station, with all the fee Incidental to
a church wedding and the gift of Cow
ers and jewelry to tbe usher and
bridesmaids. This ought to be bis sole
money outlay, beside his present to
the birde herself. Ill ecpeauMW come
For a Dainty Lady.
A very Interesting Invention, say
London Goldun Penny, baa lately been
brought out audrpatcnted by a lady, In
the form of a combined veil -holder and
bat ornament. The mechanism of thl
MB W VKIL. Ot.ASP.
vell-faatener 1 perfectly Itnple and
can be applied to bows, clasp, ribbom,
feather, buckle and ail kind of mil
linery trimming. The daap la con
structed so that It bolda the veil quite
securely, bui J. the ame time run no
risk of tearing It
Their Maiden Name.
Tbe following la a complete Hat of
tbe maiden name of the mother of
the President of tbe United State:
Washington. Mary Ball; John Adams,
Susanna Boylston; Jefferson, Jane
Handolpb; Madison, Nellie Conway;
Monroe, Kllsa Jones; J. Q. Adams. Abi
gail Smith; Andrew Jackson, Eliza
beth Hutchinson; Tan Buren, Maria
Uoca; Harrison, Elliabeth Bassett;
Tyler, Mary Arinlitead; Polk, Jane
Knox; Taylor, Sarah 8 trot her; Kill
more, Phoebe Millard; Pierce, Anna
Keodrlck; Buchanan, Kllwibeth Hpcer;
Lincoln, Nancy Ilanka; Johnson, Mary
McDonotigh; Giant, Hannah Simpson;
Hayea, Sophia Btrchard; Garfield,
Ellta Ballon; Arthur, Malvlna Stone;
Cleveland, Annie Neal; Harrison, KIIk
abeth Irwin; McKlnley, Nancy Camp
Th Corset Forerer. -Dreas
reformer and health enltor
lata may rant aud rave all thay hart ft
find to against the coraet, but the eor
aot ha a hold ou ta heart The coraet
to bore, ftad It la hero to atay. Every
asemjftfl horeoU for wearing a
th! is necessary la a mystery for mea
approve of stay. The woman of too
much flesh says she wears corsets to
make her look trimmer and thinner.
Her angular sister wears one to keep
her skirt bands from binding her about
the waist The weak woman wear
hers for a support, and the strong wom
an because she doesn't wish t
look Bloueby, and ao It goea. Every
day something new In the way of a
corset is on the market The latest
novelty Is designed for very thin wom
en, and nobody but a Parisian could
ever have concoived the Idea, tt hao
a frill In the back, beginning at th
waist line, which fills out the natural
hollow so many women have In their
backs. The bust Is low and cut rather
full, but every other part bugs the fig
ure without a wrinkle. The full back
really takes the place of the small pad
or bustle worn nowadays. New York
For Over Thirty Tears.
Miss Louise Giilhnore leads her sej
In length of service in the Chicago post
office, and Is said to have served th
Government for a longer period than
any other woman In the history of tUU
country. Appointed Oct. 8, 1S07, by
(Jen. Frank Sherman, who succeeded
her brother, Col. Robert A. Gillmore.
as postmaster, Miss Gillmore was
made clerk in charge of the women's
general delivery window, In which a-
I P?clty she has served continuously na
! tiCftrm present time. Her record I en-
viable Indeed. Though her dutle are
j exacting and most trying to patience,
I her visitors are Invariably greeted with
I a kindly smile. Except for a period of
' three mouths, Miss Gillmore's service
has been unbroken since her apixAnt
ment; this abscpee was the result of a
serious accident With this single ex
ception she has not been absent a day
from UlnetM or any cause sine 1807.
Remember In Cook inn Veg-ptablra
That most vegetables should be put
on to cook In freshly boiling water.
That salt should be added when they
are about two-thirds done.
That lying iu very cold water for an
hour or more will partially restore to
wlited vegetable quality aad frosh
ncs. That every green vegetable should be
cooked rapidly, and uncovered, to re
tain lu color.
That If the water is very bard, a tkyr
bit of soda, not larger than a pea, added
will make the vegetables cooked In It
tenderer and of letter color. Ordinary
water does not require such addition.
That when softwater I used the ait
must be In from the first, to prevent
Unn of flavor aud substance.
That cooking a vegetable after tt I
done toughens, darken it and detract
from its flavor.
That the best drawing for vecetAblaa
at their perfection I butter, popper and
salt cauliflower and perhaps aspara
That older or staler vegetable are
Improved by a cream or drawn batter
saucethe basis for th latter the re
duced liquor left when the cooking I
finished. Woman's Home Companion.
Twn I'alra of Mi oca.
A shoe dealer give the following ad
vice to women folk. It pays to bav
two pair of shoe, and wear each pair
every oilier day. If the feet perplre,
sprinkle a little powdered burned alum
In the stockings. Do not allow any
acids or salt liquid to touch your shoe.
When tbe tihoe are wet, let them dry
by themseJves. Sweet oil, rubbed on
shoes when they are dry, will soften
the leather. It will also remove a red
dish or musty color from black shoe.
Use the least dressing or blacking pos
sible. Always keep the heel straight.
Don't let tin.' sole become far gone be
fore repnlrlng. When taking off the
shoes, use "lie I winds and not the feet
Ifnlaee lace shoes all the way down.
Buttoned shoes should be buttoned,
whether on the feet or off; that keep
Mrs. Ague Fruyn Strain, who died
In Philadelphia the other day, was a
daughter of Mr. Mary Prays, ot Al
bany, who was the nrat wotnan mis
sionary to go to Japan. Mrs. Strata
herself was considered one of tba
ablest women Bible teachers In this
country, and was the author of asroJ
books on Bible otudy.
Tbe foreign feDowtht for lSM-'W
offered by the Baltimore assoetatloa
for tha promotion of onlverslty edu
cation for women has baa awarded ta
Mist riortnoa Lsftwleh, of BalOasora,
who la ft graduate Brya Jtavwr.
THE FARM AND HOME
MATTERS OF INTEREST TO FARM
ER AND HOUSEWIFE.
New Method of Preserving Meat Dis
covered by a banian Zoo to iat-Mow
to Select a Good Cow - Pruning Grape
To Preserve Meat
A new method of preserving freshly
killed meats has been discovered by the
Danish zoologist August Pjelstrup, al
ready known through his method of
condensing milk without the use of su
gar. The system ((according to print
ed reports; has stood a remarkably bard
three mouths' test at the Odeuse (Dan
ish) company slaughter hou& in a very
The method In itself Is extremely
simple, and might be of great service
for the troops in Cuba. The animal to
bo used Is first shot or stunned by a
shot from a revolver (loaded with small
6lugs) In the forehead in such a way
as not to Injure the brain proper. As
the animal drops senseless an assistant
cuts down over the heart, opens a ven
tricle and allows all the blood to How
out, the theory of this being that the
decomposition of the blood is almost
entirely responsible for the quick putre
faction of fresh meats. Immediately
thereafter a briny solution made of
salt, more or less strong, according to
length of time meat is to be kept is
Injected by means of a powerful
yrlnge through the other ventricle Into
the veins of the body. The whole proc
ess takes only a few minutes and the
beef Is ready for use and can be cut up
at once. This method has been exam
ined and very favorably reported on
by many experts.
To Select a Good Cow.
"One or two signs will denote a good
cow. as well as twenty. In a poor cow
the thigh runs down straight, so there
Is no space between the thigh and the
udder on one side and tbe tail on the
other. There should be plenty of day
light between the udder and the tail.
One of the best ways to tell what kind
of a cow you have is her temperament
A good dairy type has a sharp spine,
strongly developed nervous system,
and sharp hip bones. A good now has
a large, wedge-shaped stomach, for site
must have a large and powerful digest
ive system to use up her food quickly
and make the best returns for it.
"Some of the animals the first year
made but little over 200 pounds per
cow, while others gave over 300 pounds.
We have kept up this record every
year, and the last year our cows aver
aged 3'.M pounds per cow, and at a cost
of only 4.2 cents per pound of butter
for feed. One cow gave us 512 pounds
during the year. These were not pick
ed, high-priced dairy cows, but the
common run of dairj stock." Connect
icut Dairyman's Association.
Prnnine Grape Vinea.
The trouble with an unpruned vine Is
that It bears too much fruit and this
means poor quality. Let us take a
thrifty Concord vine to Illustrate this
matter. At the end of the season such
a vine, in good soil, kept well tilled,
should have somewhere near to 300
fruit buds on the new growth of the
past season; if it does this steadily j ear
after year no more should be expected.
To bear that amount of fruit not more
than fifty buds are required. But
we have seen our vine have about six
times that number, hence maur in ex
cess of the need. Leave the vine un
trimmed, and the 300 buds will over
bear, and the yield will be very infe
rior. Prune to reduce the number of
buds to fifty, and a good crop of fruit
may be expected. That is the simple
proposition needed for guiding youi
pruning knife. Cut away, therefore,
enough of young canes to brinjr the
buds down to the right number. A good
rule with Concords Is, remove all the
canes but five, and cut these hack t
nine to ten buds each, The Delaware
class should have even less. Prune ind
tie up so as to have a cood distribution
over the trellis. Pall Is perhaps tne
bet time for grape pruning. Vlck's
Grafting Wax that Will Not Crack.
lake 10 pounds resin, 2 pounds bees
wax. Ha pounds tallow and melt all to
gether; then add wheu not too hot i'j
pounds fluely pulverized charcoal; stir
well In while warm, then have a bucket
of cold water, pour on the water so It
nearly covers, then with the lingers
gather together and cool till you can
take It In the hands aud work It well.
Make Into rolls an Inch oi more thick;
lay It on a board to cool. When you
wish to urc, break a roll aud melt; ap
ply with a small wooden paddle about
one-balf Inch wide (not too hot). Close
up all around well, and yon need not
look for cracks. Keep rubbing ofT the
prouts below the grafts as they ap
pear. The wax kept In a cool place
will never spoil. Orange Jtidd Farmer.
Prepare for Molting MeaaoM.
The greatest care must be taken to
keep fowls lu good condition during tbe
molting season. There 1 apt to be a
laxity of attention to their feeding dur
ing this period ou account of their ces
sation of laying, wheu, In fact, there
should be more care taken. It Is a
good plan to select all the fowls that
It I desired to winter or keep for breed
ing and market the balance. Hens
which will molt early If they are In
good condition and comfortably houapd
wll nearly always make tbe best win
ter layers, while the later molters will
rarely lay until spring. These latter
should have a place where thay can
keep warm and dry and be glvan an
abundance of nutritious food. Always
provide pure, fresh water and hasp tba
quarter clean. Wheat, oats, Unsoed
meal, meat wrap and fresh ground
ones mads batter food lb oaci at
anything that may be considered
, fattening ration. While It may not b
best to feed the chicken all they w4S
eat In nearly all case liberal feeding
and tbe supplying of a good variety
will be found tbe most dealrable tbiag
to do. The bena need to take i
exercise to be healthy. Feather.
Benefits ni Irrigation,
A perfect irrigation system constitutes
a surface soli scavenger for carrying;
away ail lmpuritiea and polsoDonft
odors from decaying vegetation. Ma
larial trouble are unknown in the bxiht
of irrigation because the spore do not
form and cannot exist In a pure at
mosphere. Tbe water thoroughly
washes the surface, depositing the da
composed substances In the waata
ditches, from Which it 1 carried to thai
streams and borne away, or in case th
waste does not return to the streama,
the soil absorbs all disease germs and)
emits a healthful ozone to be wafted
upon the breeze into the Held and
i homes of the farmers. In all cultivated
I areas, where irrigation is practiced, tho
I surface soli is filled with channels, cut
j by the water in its rush to the subsoil
strata, preventing leggy or sour sot
and furnishing a means for self-purification
in the air chambers beneath;
the low point. This effects perfect
drainage from the highlands and
marshes, and leaves no stagnant pools
to form miasmatic germs or disease.
Handinesa with Tools.
One of the most Important quallficav
tious needed in one empftyed in farm
work Is that he have sufHciejit mechan
ical ability not merely to use farm
tools, but if need be to repair them.
This Is more than ever true now that
so much of farm work is done through
Implements In which the horse, steam
or wind power furnish the motive pow
er, while the man's work Is only to di
rect and keep the implement doing tt
work. Many of these farm tools re
quire much mechanical ingenuity to
keep them in order. An unskillful man
in charge of a reaper or mower will not
only fall to accomplish much, but ha
will very probably have a broken ma
chine on his hands that it will require
a good deal of expense to repair. It la
far better to employ men as farm help ;
who are ingenious enough to managO
or repair all kinds of machinery, even
though they require higher wages. It
is this kind of skill that most surely
commands good wages everywhere.-
The Gninea Fowls.
' These birds must be well known to
be appreciated. They are no trouble
whatever. They lay their eggs in nests
which they make In the grass and
wheat fields; we often find nests with
eggs piled on top of each other. From
some of the nests we take part of the
eggs and leave some of them to raise
their young. They sit hatch and' raise
their broods, and we often Jo not see
them until late in tbe fall, when they
bring their chicks home, sometimes as
many as twenty in a flock. They are
splendid meat to fry or roast or for
pot-pie; and to enjoy the breast of fowl
one should eat a guinea fowl. Tho,
eggs are considered the richest of all
eggs and keep well. They may be put
up for use in winter. If you try guinea
fowls, you are sure to have eggs and
fowls for your table, and no trouble to
get them. Florida Farmer.
Valne of the Bat
If any baits are found about your
barn or other buKIdings encourage their
presence. Dr. C. F. Hodge, Olark
University, Worcester, Mass., la the
Country Gentleman, says that In an or
chard near his home he found sine
grubs of the codling moth lm one min
ute. Chancing to visit another orchard
not a mile from the first, he found only,
four grubs in an hour's search. Tho
owner of the farms said that In an old
barn near by live 75 to 100 bats, and
his apples were always free from
worms. The naturalist caught a bat
and offered k some of the grubs, which
were greedily accepted. The codling
moth flies only at night; so does tho
bat good circumstantial evidence that
the bat Is a useful friend to the apple
grower. Dr. Hodge took half a dozen
bttts home and kept them in the parlor.
From time to time netful of night-flying
insects were released in the room
and never a bug remained in the morn
ing. Tbe bats took everything, from a
spider to a polyphemua moth.
Hack wheut to Clean Land.
The midsummer plowing which la re
quired to fit land to seed with buck
wheat kills many of the weeds plowed
under at this time, and after the grain
Is up its broad leaf prevents most of
the annual weeds from starting. Tba
buckwheat root and stalk are not eat
en, so far as we know, by any kind of
worm or Insect. The crop la some
times sown three years In succession
to starve out cut worms and wire
worms, where the land Is so Infested
with them that no other crop can be
Old Potatoea and New.
For some time after new potatoea
come Into market, the well-preserved
old potatoes are best, and ar prefer
red by the careful housewife, who
cares as much for nutritive valne aa
for taste. In the old days, when soma
Ktato grated fine was always mixed
with the rising for bread, house wives
found that the young potatoes with
very, little starch were not so good far
this purpose as potatoes grown the pre
Beets for the table, for late strpyt,
can be planted until July. Aa beet aeod,
germinate slowly, a small proportloa ec
radish eeed may bo added, utfee radish
ee will soou coin through the grouaat
and show the rows ec bests. Urns per
mining the cultiraUoa of the rows be
fore, grass aad weeds get nmiiojtig.
It Is also an ssceOeat seethed ef grew
lag radishes, as (fee wQ be rseetrtj
before tttyeangkao C3 CXitr
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