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Hot he that count my errors.
Not he that holt me back
With doubling worus to show me
Wherein and how 1 lack;
Jot he that iwes try tailings;
And, seeing them. is free
"To take my measure by them;
He' not the friend fur me.
, But he that learn's my virtues.
Who takes me at my best;
TVho notes my greatest failings
And overlooks the rest;
Who after I have striven
And have not failed, is free
With words of commendation
He is the friend for me.
He that forever warns me
Of dangers in my way.
Who doubts my strength to met them
And ever bids me slay,
May truly seek to shield me.
May wish me well, but he
Whose faith is Inspiration
He is the friend for rne.
1 Chicago Daily News.
Susan Teall Perry, in Christian In
telligencer: "Did you hear from Julia
today, Minervy?" asked Mr. Ford, aa
he sat down in the west porch In the
"Yes, father," replied the daughter,
as see took a letter out of her apron
pocket "Jack Collins brought It this
Afternoon, when he came home from
trading down at Elmvllle."
"Well, let's hear K. I haven't got
By glasses here. Hope they are all
The daughter read the letter from her
later, which, as usual, was full of com
plaints and apprehensions of coming
disasters. When she had finished, Mr.
Ford leaned back in the old porch
focker and said:
"It does beat all how much trouble
Julia always has. How good it would
t)e If for once she would write a real
food, cheerful letter, instead of an up
setting, worrying sort of one."
"Sometimes I'm afraid Julia Is not
Vetting along as well as she might be.
It does not seem as if she would write
o if things were going on right. I
don't know but I ought to go out there
this fall and see what the situation is,"
bus daughter rejoined.
"Perhaps you had, Minervy, but It
Will be terribly lonesome for me. I
suppose Aunt Sally will come and keep
ne company; but she always goes tc
-leep In her chair when she sits down,
so she isn't very entertaining. How
ever, I guess I can stand it a couple of
"Yes; but, father, it costs a good deal
to go out to Julia's. I could not make
the trip there and back for less than
$50. I would have to draw it out of the
bank, and that would leave me only $50
n interest; but if she is In trouble, I
itnust not mind that."
Mr. Ford took the letter in his hand,
snd, looking over it, said; "It seems
hat Albert has a good place in the of
fice of the Iron works, but Julia says
' fee may lose it any time; and the little
oy la well now, but the scarlet fever
as In the neighborhood and he is quite
Tore to get it; and if he does. It will go
rard with him, because he Is so deii
'Jhte. The little girl's eyes trouble her;
"Julia's afraid she will be blind. And
-what a time she does have with the
aired belp! I should think she would
father do her own work thaa te be
- bothered so. She doesn't seem to be
well herself, either, does she? What Is
' this she says about her lungs being
weak? There never was any lung
- complaint on my side of the bouse, aor
tan your mother's side."
Mr. Ford got up and went Into the
w.ouse. It was supper time, and his
daughter followed him. He was In his
Shirt sleeves, and she got his coat and
.fcelped him to put it on. His arms were
wery lame, as he had been cutting corn
II day; but he did not speak of It. He
asked the usual blessing at the table
-nd added a petition that the Father !
. heaven would bleu Julia and her fam
Cy, and keep them from sickness and
Sanger. A wall of the father's prayers
had been about Julia's "goings In and
somlngs out" -ever since she left the
aVong after Minerva went to bed that
-sight did she turn over and over In her l
SOlnd the troubles and cares of tier
younger sister in the west. Every let
ter was full of them. But nothing but
-Sheery letters went from the old home
to her. Father's growing weakness
-from age, the hard times they had in
felling their farm produce at a profit,
foolish to go down the road looking tui
Julia's husband had a good position
and there was no reasun to think he
would lose it. The scarlt-t fever haa
moved out of the riei-hborhotid, ana
the little boy did not get it. His sister'
eyes were better, and the doctor said
there was nothing serious about the
case. Juiia had had a severe cold,
brought on by her own imprudence,
but was entirely over it. and Minerva
wrote that Julia never looked so well
in her life.
The father thanked God for his good
ness to his child, and wondered why
Julia did not appreciate her blessings
and thank God for them, and atop such
After Minerva had been at her sister's
a few days, a telegram came to her.
Her father was very ill and wished her
to come home on the first train. Aunt
Sally had sent It. Julia wondered how
her sister could be so calm. j She "had
gone all to pieces," she said, hearing :
such terrible news. If anything had I
happened to father, it must kill her, she
knew. She could not help her sister to
get ready for the return Journey. She
annoyed and hindered her by the dread
ful forebodings she kept telling.
Could Aunt Sally have bees ever-
anxious in the matter?" she asked. But
Minerva quietly said: "Aunt Sally Is
not an alarmist, Julia. She never sent
that telegTam unless it was a necessity.
Whatever comes the Lord will give me
strength te meet it I trust Him."
Minerva made the return Journey
nd found her father very I1L Just as
he thought, he had not remembered te
ut on heavy clothing when the weath
er became colder. He had been used to
his daughter's quiet ways of getting
the things he needed at hand fer him at
the proper time.
It was a long and trying illness, snd
hen the father got about agala, he
new it had been a hard pull, and he
would never be as strong again. Yet
Minerva's letters were always hopeful
ones to her Bister. She made no men
Hon of her weariness from the long,
anxious watching and waiting, neither
did she tell how trying the shiftless boy
she had hired to do the farra chores was
nor that the potato crop was almost a
failure. Why should she worry Julia
with things that she could not mend!
There ia a bright side te everything, it
we will only look for K. Minerva was
one of the elect, of whom some one
says: "The elect are those who put life
into one who give courage to the faint
hearted, hope out of their own con
stancy." "If I were only calra and
trustful like Minerva," theught Julia,
"how much easier life would be for me
and all those whs are dear to me. I
must try and see the bright side of
things, as Minerva does, and learn not
to put burdens on other people's should
ers." Aunt Sally remarked, when
Julia's letters were read aloud in the
family after Minerva's return home,
that Julia did not write such upsetting
things as she used to, and really seemed
to have learned te see a better way of
looking at life and its dally cares and
HO THOUGH. CUHtS,
incipient Disease Readily Believed
By Action of the Mind.
The fact that thought may affct the
rrowth and functions of the body is
coming to be regarded as a possibility
by even the most conservative and ma
terial of scientists. The more advanced
and sicu!ative members of the dem
ical profession have experimented on
'hat line for a number of years with
very interesting results.
In speaking of the effect of thought
on the body I am not exploiting Chris
tian science, faith cure or anything of
that kind, but am merely giving my
individual opinion, which is based on
rather a wide experience as a general
practitioner of medicine.
In order to understand how a thought
can influence the physical organs it Is
necessary to have some conception of
what is called the subconscious mind,
which is that part of the mentality
that carries on such Involuntary ac
tions as the circulation of the blood.
the digestion of the food, etc. If these
obscure functions were dependent upon
the exercise of the conscious will the
very necessity of drawing the breath
In and out several times a minute dur
ing one's lifetime would be such a stu
pendous effort as to appall the bravest
and most energetic of creatures. But
these matters have all been simplified
by a beneficent creator htrough the
action of the subconscious mind. This
mind, while distinct from the thought.
strangest part of It is that they
hlblt many of the minor symptoms of
the real affection. This notion some
times becomes a monomania, and a wo
man's suffering from nothing more seri
ous than indigestion will go into a
sinking spell and summon a physician,
imagining herself at the point of death
To tell such a woman that her pulse Is
fell and regular and her attack of heart
failure a figment of the Imagination
would be quite useless, for she would
not believe It. Hypochondria is a com
plaint which should receive very much
more attention than H does at the hands
of medical practitioners, and the wis
dom of encouraging its victims in their
delusions is a nice question of ethics
It is very amusing to an old practi
tioner to receive the confidences of
young medical students who fancy they
have discovered in themselves symp
toms of obscure and terrible diseases
which they are studying. This experi
ence is universal among medical men
and has given rise to many practical
Jokes. A well known medical scientist
is quoted as saying that every first j
years student la suffering in silent
agony from four diseases, one of which
is heart disease, and another cancer of
the paratoid, both diseases, of course.
being purely Imaginary.
If people, especially woman, would
realize the absolute uselessness of
j worrying over either real or fancied
complaints the general health and hap
piness of the human race would be
very much improved. I have known
If you have no flour box in your
kitchen buy an empty coffee chest,
paint it nicely, put on castors, and
there is your flour bin.
milk, aad bake In a hot ovta. Sarah A
Homer, Garrison, N. T,
Celery leaves that are not quite nice
enough for the table may be dried and
powdered and used as a seasoning for
roasts, dressings and soups.
To clean the nickel plate on stoves
polish with air-slacked lime. It will
Bhlne like a mirror. If any spots are
obstinate use a piece of fine sand paper.
Powdered rosin is the best thing to
stop bleeding from cuts. Put on the
powder and wrap a soft cloth about the
injured member. If the wound becomes
feverish, moisten the cloth with water.
the close economy she had to practice
-fs make ends meet, and the lonely
fcjours she herself had many times, were
tver mentioned in letters to Julia. Ml
vaerva could carry her own burdens, and
- why add to Julia's? Letters are so ag
gravating when they are full of the
- troubles of those so very dear te us, e
Sause we cannot sit and talk fsce to
-face with those who seem to need help
- from us so much. It did not seem pos
sible that Julia would write such com
yialnlng letters unless she had real
troubles, and before Minerva went te
aha had made up her mind te
Aunt Sally with her father and
SJS out west and And out for herself
Stow things were going with Julia. Had
-the not promised the dying mother te
fee s second mother to her younger sis-
And so Minerva went, and the father
-qratcbed each day for a letter, that
would come aa soon as she arrived.
-Wben It came and he read It, he gave
S atgb relief. "Julia and her folks
vfm getting en first rate," he said to
" fast exactly what I expected." Aunt
replied. "Julia was always com
. r"-1s1rs sad stirring folks up, espect-
SSBM dreadful things to happen.
'3 wmm M have say patience witn
Cat Slwsys spoiling the pres-
t tsssan they sis afraid tse rstsre
" -3 tCta SsSM trssbte ts them. Trss
CJ m ss sa. hst K If dreadful
Just an Ordinary Old Coin.
"Say," said the street car conductor
te a mild-mannered man who was
deeply engrossed In his newspaper.
"Say, young feller, I don't want this
quarter. I can't use It." The mild man
continued te hold out his hand for the
change, but paid ae other attention to
"See heref yelled the conductor, get
ting red In the face, "you can't pass no
quarter like that e me. It's slick. I
can't take it fer mere thaa 2 cents."
The mild man looked up and said:
"I'm sorry, because yeu gave me that
very quarter yourself last night, and
I've been laying fer yeu since. Well,
give it here." He took the quarter and
gave the conductor a nickel. As he
took the quarter from the conductor he
suddenly dropped his newspaper and
gave a chuckle.
"Well, well.' he exclaimed, "here's
luck. Bless me. If that Isn't an 1832
quarter with fourteen stars and an
arrow. It's worth $3.8!." He slipped it
Into his pocket with evidence of much
A hungry-eyed maa In the corner,
who had overheard the conversation,
Jumped up and said te the conductor:
"Isn't that the quarter I gave you
yesterday morning? I missed that quar
ter. It was a pocket-piece and a valu
able coin. I remember now that 1
gave it te you! I demand It!" he said,
looking fiercely at the mild man. "If
you are a gentleman you will give It
"It isn't yours. Yeu never gave It to
me. My wife gave It te me by mis
take; It's part of a collection that's
been in the family since 1827!" yelled
"I tell you It's mine," said the hungry
eyed man. Thus they wrangled and
quarreled all the way down town.
"No." said the mild man to a neigh
bor, as he stepped from the car. "It's
only a plain, ordinary old shiny quar
ter that I've been trying to pass off
for a week. We were all lying. It's
worth about 23 cents."
r intellectual faculties, may, however.
be affected by them, and that sympa- nurglng mothers t0 worry B0 perii,tent-
lnlc reiawonsn.p me rounaauon oi !jr over crylng babeg tnat tne poop
Freshen salt pork in some milk over
night In the morning rinse It off, dip
the slices in flour and fry to a light
brown. Do not pour the fat over the
meat, but serve it on a plate by Itself.
Did you know cake would be Im
proved ever so much if you placed
something In the oven while baking it
to create steam? If you have cold
beans, warm them in the oven while
your cake is baking.
Tie closely in a small piece of thla
muslin a vanlla bean cut up and a
stick of broken cinnamon; boll the bag
and Its contents In a quart of rich
cream until the cream Is highly fla
vored; remove the.bag and pour the hot
cream over half a pound of sponge or
almond cake sliced thin and laid In a
deep dish; cover the dish and let the
cake dissolve in the cream; have ready
four ounces of sweet almonds, two
ounces bitter almonds that have been
blanched and pounded to a paste, with
sufficient rosewater to keep them from
oiling In the mortar. Beat eight eggs
very light; when the cream and cake
are cold stir alternately with them the
eggs, the almonds and half a pound of
powdered sugar, butter a deep dish and
put In the mixture; have ready a star
cut from citron and several smaller
ones, with which garnish the pudding.
Set in a quick oven and bake well;
cover with paper If It becomes 1 too
brown. Serve cold with whipped cream
flavored with a little Bherry. M. C. H.
Sapollo is our favorite scouring pow
der for tinware, slacked lime, finely pow
and the mental healer.
j little mortals were very nearly poisoned ! dered, for silverware, and baking soda
through drawing In the Impulses of
Though these effects are generally fear and ncrv0URne8S with every drop
unconscious on the part of the subject, oMhe mother.g ml!k those 0V6ranl.
there la no reason why this should be , ,ou, mothers could only undereUn(i
necessarily so, and a few simple ex- that cryng , one of nature.B ways ot
periments will convince almost any one , e3tpan(1)nK the ,nfant., ,unfr8 tnelr chu.
that the mind may have a conscious drpn wm.l(, Ktnrt ..h .h.nrl
effect on the body. One of the slm
plest, though one which is of no use In
a practical way, Is to fix the mind in-
tenly on a certain part of the skin '
say the inside of the wrist. If the mind
Is not allowed to waver from the point
in a few minutes the surface of the
wrisrt will be suffused by a warm glow
and an itching, burning sensation will
appear. One of the most general ef
fects of this concentration of thought
on some part of the body Is the restless
ness which ensues and the consequent
difficulty of holding the part still for
any length of time. It is, therefore.
easy to understand how the constant
dwelling of the mind upon some slight
or Imaginary 111 may aggravate the
condition if existent of even cause it
to appear if Imaginary.
. EVIL EFFECTS OF FEAR.
A curious case of this kind came un
der my observation not long ago. A
young woman patient of mine consulted
me about a hard lump in her throat,
which had been gradually getting larger
for some time. She seemed very much
troubled about It, and confessed to me
that there were few moments In the
day In which the fear of Its developing
Into a malignant growth was absent
from her mind. On examination 1
found In her throat the purple conges
tion which Is frequently encountered in
connection with cancer. After consult
ing another physician I decided that, on
account of her fear of cancer, It would
be not only useless but cruel to en
lighten her as to the real condition of
her throat. So we constantly referred
to the swelling as a simple and com
mon enlargement of a gland. The pa
tient, thus reassured, ceased thinking
about her throat, and In a few weeks
the swelling actually began to diminish
In size, and at last completely disap
peared. Hers wag doubtless an excep
tional case, but it goes to show that
such fear-thoughts may have tangible
effects on the physical plane.
There is an old superstition, which
doubtless originated among people who
understood the principles of menta!
therapeutics, that if a child of stunted
growth is placed beside a young sapling
and a peg driven Into the sapling on a
level with the top of the child's head,
as the young tree grows and the dls- j
tance between the ground and the peg
Increases the child will also begin to
grow. If the child really were to be- I
come Interested In the procedure and
should earnestly watch the growth of
of becoming healthy men and women.
Nothing so enervates and demoralizes
the whole nature as fear. In one form
or another It Is responsible for nearly
all the evil which curses the world.
T. W. Topham, M. D.
Weights of Wild Animals.
What does a lion weigh?" Ask that
question of any acquaintance and see
what he will say. Those who know
the lock of the king of beasts best and
know how small his lithe body really
Is will probably come farthest from the
truth. About 300 to 350 pounds is a
usual estimate. But this Is below the
mark. A full grown lion will tip the
scale at no less than 500 pounds. Five
hundred and forty pounds la the record
for an African lion. His bone is solid
and heavy as ivory.
The tiger runs the lion very close.
A Bengal tiger killed two ypara ago by
an English officer scaled 520 pounds.
A tiger of this size, however, has con
siderably more muscular strength than
the biggest Hon. Few people know
that a grizzly bear weighing Just 400
has been watched carrying a heifer of
more than two-thirds It own weight foi
two miles up the most steep and rugged
mountainside, and this without pausing
for one instant for rest. The grizzly
bear is the largest and most powerful
of all the bear tribe, but his cousin,
the cinnamon bear, runs him very close
and the big white polar bear, though
not really so dangerous a customer, is
capable of performing the most extra,
ordinary feats of strength. A polar
bear has been seen to move with his
paws a bowlder six men had with diffi
culty put in position to guard a cache
of provisions. Boston Traveler.
for china. Rubbing nickel stove trim
mlngs with kerosene and whiting, then
rubbing with a dry cloth, gives a fine
bollsh. Our kitchen broom is scalded
every morning, and is always, when
not in use, hung by a screw eye screwed
Into the end oi the handle. A broom
will last twice as long when treated in
this way, besides being cleaner. If
you have "eaten onions for supper,
and want to go out for the evening
drink a cup of strong coffee.
Return of the Cradle.
When physical culture came Into
vague and was applied to the up-bringing
of babies, the first act of the re
formers was to discard the old-fashioned
cradle. It was said not to be
healthy for the baby to be subjected
to the see-sawing motion of the cradle.
Now, a Chicago woman physician hag
come out with the Idea that the baby
needs a cradle to get a little exercise
and a healthy circulation of the blood,
f-he discarded the cradle for her own
children, but for her grandchildren she
has grown wiser. She declares the
cradle is not an addler of infantlie
brains, but only sends the necessary
, The keeping of the kitchen clean 1b
not one of the Insignificant tasks of
a housekeeper. Just keeping the sink
and slop pail clean and bright means
many an hour of hard labor during the
course of a year. We find kerosene oil
the very best thing to clean and shine
the zinc sink. We pour a few drops in
and then rub with a cloth until it lath
ers, washing out immediately after In
a hot suds. Two or three of the latter
may be necessary. "We do not, how
ever, throw the water Into our galvan
ized Iron slop pall. Any one having
tried the combination, kerosene and
galvanized Iron, knows what an odor
results. We would like any one know
ing a better way, than by means of hot
soap suds, to clean galvanized iron pails
to tell us. We find this way satisfac
tory save that they lose their shine
In time. This is a ware we like in the
capacity of slop pails, mop bucket or
soft water receptacle. For drinking
water we use granite Iron. We have
had our "run" on fiber pails, and are
done with the "rotten" thing.
SOUTHERN BUTTERMILK BISCUIT.
Sift two quarts of flour, to which has
been added a dessertspoonful of salt,
Into the tray. Chop in lard and butter
In equal proportion, the size of an egg,
each. To a pint of good, tart butter
milk add a level teaspoonful of cook
ing soda. Knead thoroughly with the
bands. Mold with the hands Into parts
the size of a lemon. Bake quickly until
a golden brown. Delicious and flaky.
Lottie B. Wyle, Atlanta, Ga.
the sapling, I can understand how such ' amount of blood to all parts of the
attention on its part might Impress its . body.
Cot Even with the Lawyers.
This happened la Worth county. A
well to de farmer asked a lawyer
friend ta some day when at the court
house, look at the records as te some
little thing touching the title to a
piece of land which the farmer was
Interested In. The lawyer did se ana
later sent In his bill of tit for so doing.
The granger paid It because he had to.
Later on the lawyer met the farmer In
town and aaked him to take a look at
some stock which was being fed on
the awyere farm, which the farmer
had to pass on his way home. The far
mer did so and reported, and later aent
the attorney a bill for 110 for services,
which the attorney paid because he
had is. Kicnange.
subconscious mind with the idea of
growth so strongly that its body would
respond to the impulse and actually be
gin to grow.
I think that the rapid growth of a
child has often been augmented by the
constant exclamations of Its relatives
and friends of: "Why, how that child
Is growing." Nervous children become
more nervous when their attention ia
called to their condition by doctors'
consultations with anxious parents in
their presence, while the little sufferers
from St. Vltun dance or chorea become
much worse on seeing that their antics
attract the pitying attention of their
elders. Most doctors have found that a
child whose parents are terrified when
a case of measles or scarlet fever
breaks out In the neighborhood are
much more apt to contract the disease
than la the little ragamuffin who comes
and goes when he pleases, without
thought or fear of measles.
Every physician will remember the
rest number of dysenteric and diarrheal
cases he was called upon to treat dur
ing the cholera scare a few years ago.
At that time there were about three
times as many cases of that kind as
are usual during the summer months
and moat of them were undoubtedly
caused by fear alone. m
MANT IMAGINARY CASES.
The cases of Imaginary heart disease
are Innumerable. Many women whose
hearts are perfectly sound become pos
sessed with the flaed idea that they are
victims of heart disease, and the
Something of this theory has made its
way into a big babies' hospital in this
city, where a doctor Is arranging some
thing in the way of a baby exerciser,
and we may hear before long of the
baby gymnasium, in which every day
the baby ,MI be properly exercised.
New York Herald.
Way of the World.
An Atchison girl works so hard all
day that she is cross and surly at night
and though an admirable girt she has
few friends. Her sister, who is some
thing of a loafer, is very popular. The
hard-working girl is generally admired
for her energy, ability and goodness,
but If the neighbors have a pie to
share they generally Invite the loafing
girl In to eat it In preference to the
hard-working girl. The case has a par
allel In every neighborhood, and the
women who are protesting against the
Injustice will find their arms full of
reform at the start. If they bad a pie
to share they would Invite the best
company, and not the most deserving.
Everybody does It. The good company
to help eat It furnishes as much pi ens
ure as the pie, and no one can accu
the ant of being what Is known as
"good company." Atchison Olobe.
ROLLED JELLY CAKE.
Beat three eggs well and add one cup
ful of pulverized sugar, three table-
spoonfuls of sweet cream, one cup sifted
flour, one heaping teaspoonful of bak
ing powder. Bake in a long dripping
pan In a quick oven. Sprinkle a clean
wrapping paper with pulverized sugar
and place the cake on It. Spread with
Jelly and roll, wrapping the paper
around to hold It In place. Mrs
Thompson, 772 Twenty-ninth
HOW TO GET A BIG POTATO CROP.
Prof. Roberts, of the agricultural col
lege of Cornell university, spoke at the
closing meeting the the Central New
York Farmers' club, which was held at
Utica a few days since, and among
other things made some remarks about
potato culture which may be read with
profit by farmers everywhere. The
general principles enunciated wHh ref
erence to soli culture are everywhere
applicable. Prof. Roberts said:
"The first and most important thing
for the farmer to learn is the nature of
the soil he cultivates. The soil In this
section is full of nitrate of potash. The
average farm land contains from 12.00
to 40,000 pounds of potash, and yet you
are buying potash. In the first eight
Inches there Is also often a great
amount amount of nitrogen and potash.
Your land is worth from $2,000 to I3.00
per acre if you could only get out the
nitrogen and potash and sell It to the
potash maker. Don't be afraid of get
ting this out of the soil. I am a great
believer In hot plowshares. The nitro
gen goes down and comes up, rises and
falls. We are going to try from 300 to
400 farms this summer and see If we
can't get those wonderful results we
are getting up there on the hill at
Prof. Roberts said that Is Great Brit.
ain had expended one dollar In investi
gating and preventing potato rot in Ire-
and for each $1,000 put Into battleships
there would have been no famine in the
green Isle. Great Britain has this year,
for the first time, made appropriation
for ex'perlments In potato culture.
The average crop of potatoes In the
United States is 100 bushels to the acre.
At Cornell they raise 340 to 360 bushels
to the acre. Mills Endurance Is a new
and very promising variety that they
planted last season. His advice was t
plow deep, plow in the fall and again In
the spring, plant In rows, cultivate close
to the roots and roll the surface flat.
Prof, Roberts said that agriculture Is
like religion. The preacher and the
professor can point the way, but every
man must work out his own salvation.
Take four tablespoonfuls of brown
sugar, one tablespoonful of butter, one
egg, one teacup of chopped nuts, a
pinch of salt and black pepper. Grease
and heat a long pan, mix all In
gredients well and spread thinly on
heated pan. It bakes In a few minutes.
When done and while warm run knife
lengthwise In strips. Turn pan over
and when cool cakes should be crisp
Violet, Kingston, N. Y,
This is a trouble that Is not peculiar
to any breed of fowls or liable to occur
any more at one season than another.
It is due to causes liable to come from
certain foods and conditions, and may
be averted by a close application to
business. It Is caused by some sub-'
stance closing up the passage leading
from the crop to the gizzard, usually1
dried grass, long hay, or old rope which,
may have been picked up by the fowl.
Turkeys are liable to this trouble as
well as chickens. When the fermenta
tion of the substance sets In the fowlj
dies. The remedy requires a species
of surgery, and consists of an Inelslori
made at the right place, and this win
save the life of the fowl. Many do not
know how to do this, howexer, and te
fowl generally dies If not rellev lrt
some manner. This malady is not yy
common In flocks that are well .d
SOME LATE INVENTIONS.
SOUR MILK DOUGHNUTS.
One cupful of sugar, two tablespoon
fuls of melted lard, one pint sour milk,
pinch of salt, one level teaspoonful of
soda, a little nutmeg If liked and flour
to roll out Do not handle more than
la necessary. Cut Into rounds or In
lengths and twist I like the twisted
way best. Fry In plenty of boiling lard.
Keep In stone Jar. Mrs. M. F, C, 12
Park street,' Northampton, Mass.
Comparing America's taak to Eng
land's In Burmah, the Dally Mall says:
"Pluck and dogged ness will triumph In
the end. No true-hearted American will
raise his voice to recall the troops oi
to refuse reinforcements. That would
be cowardice, and continental nations
would sever cease to sneer."
Sift two or three times one quart of
flour, two teaspoonfuls of baking pow
der and half a teaspoonful of salt. Work
In one teaspoonful of butter, add one
pint of milk, stirring Into a dough of
the usual conaistency. Roll to the
thickness of half an Inch. Cut Into cir
cular forms and fold over once, mois
tening a little between the folds If ntc
esaary to make them atlck. Butter the
baking pan well, and do not let the
rolls touch -each other. When placed
thereon, moisten the tops of the reiki
with s tutu milk, or butter melted la
Nuts are securely locked In place by
a new device, having the nut out on;
one side to receive a lever, which Is
pivoted In such a position that when
Its long end la depressed the short end!
bites the threads and prevents revolu
tion of the nut.
Druggists will appreciate a new bottle,
forceps, formed of a single piece of wire
bent Into a double coll at the center,
the ends being covered with rubber and
curved to fit the neck of a bottle, thus
preventing the spilling of acids on the
hands In filling.
Gloves are made to go on the hand
easier by the use of a new stretcher,
which Is of a similar shape to those
now In use, with the exception that one
finger Is hollow and contains a powder
which la discharged Inside the glove
when the stretcher Is In operation.
Wagons wilt run much easier If fitted
with a new running gear, the axle be
ing divided at the center and rigidly
fixed to each wheel, with a aleeve at
ench end of the beam In which the
axle revolves, the Inner end being
formed Into a ball reeling In a round
Two New Yorkers have designed a
kneading machine for mixing dough, a
pan being mounted at the end of a ver
tical ahaft, with fluted rollers Inside the
pan carried by loose epfndlea te revolve
with the psa, the corrugations eaaer
lag the mass sf dough ts arts tt.
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