Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, December 08, 1904, Image 2

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    It Hanbo Press-tail
u . a uwr I" e
Tbe girl who dresge to kilt fre
quently ends by kXing herself.
About the time a man gets a pair.
Of patent leather shoe broken In th
patent expire.
If tbe world owe 70a a living all
you hare lit do U pull off your coac
and proceed to collect It
Now that W. J. Bryan 1 a grand
father his euem'.ei will have to cease
railing hiui a 'boy orator," anyhow.
How will th; aver..ge man regard
the rapid growth of the movement to
Increase the woild' tuppiy of inilll
eers? The up-to-date ro .nz woman now
goea In for athletics, so she may be
prepared lo Jump at an offer of mar
riage. Mr. Rockefeller is a conspicuous ex
ample of what a man can achieve by
dose attention to business after lie has
pasted the age of 33.
Experience has shown that when a
lapane.se army "disappears"' a Rns
lan army somewhere or other is bike
ly to find it unexpectedly.
A New York woman resent her
buaband insinuation that she can't
flay good game of poker. The only
gam a woman can't play la "whist."'
There Is co:np!alnt that the spelling
f those Manchurlan names 1 i". united
frequently, but it may be aid In com
pensation that any change is tor the
In exempting representatives of fnr
sign governments from the provisions
f the lair Its framers evidently be
ttered they would not voluntarily vio
late It
Stick cloaa to your de-k, young nun,
aid tome day you may b the pr?si
lent of a railway company wi-.t a
thanee to resign and draw a salary of
7&,0i;0 for several years after your
im Waldorf Astnr a-b-tis t31 .
a. iurre is nu reason 10 n" pv"
t hft hnnpl for th ! llmntinta Aa-
structlor of this country, even If he
oean't consider It fit to live In.
Without knowing what would be
me punishment upon convict on, It is
ruggested that a flit ins penalty to tm
oee uoon a man who put? Iron ia lifd
Njd be to equip tlm wi;h one
f hi. Jces and to a him overboard
In niidvan.
A man In Mi souri who swallowed
a 3-cent piece back in the days when
diver coin of that denomination were
sometimes seen has Just cot:ghed it
P. We all of ns have had experi
ence with individuals who required a
rary long time to cough up very amall
Official approval has been stamped
ta the brow of that social tryant the
Id. According to a recent ord r of tha
ivy department, officers traveling on
tepartment bugineas are enfitied to DO
enta a day for tips in the United
Rates, and a dollar a day outside the
" tadted States. Ihe allowance for food
Md lodging is the same abroad as
Vtthla the country. The distinction In
t tip allowance shows that this
ritrr Is better off than others In
vexed matter of "voluntary" feas
fffclcfa are obligatory.
That ftaiablishment of the Chinese
laaperial post in the province of Honan
Im been attended by some incidents
af tut Instructive nature. When they
tret gvt tbe poatofflce at Kai-feng
tere waa a flat light between clerk
tXsl beryera of stamps over the qnes
tasj, Wbe la to lick tbe stamp?
fcerka, aald tbe purchasers; but the
.Carte refused to be the moUteners.
be police bad to Interfere. Wle
tNtt tbe official at Tal kang. The first
aaetomer at the new office was greet
Ml wltb tbe command, as be took the
Itanrp, "Now lick It and pnt it Just
feeref Tbe precedent la fixed. Ittiy
t aanet Uck and stick, or go sramp-
EsMrttae ia a bieased thing when
etnl n happens to reduce tbe
I driving power which keepa us
pt tbe courage, pnrpoae and good
Dear that give life present .oy a
rl M meaning It ia good in mo-
f 'JXtm ef depreatlen or wearlnesa that
'm U path 'marked out abead each
f 7 ftaeb men fellow because It la
( t2t tbere la Ume which cua
tM eat lef tbeaj to get up, to
t verb, to reat, to read, go to
ftZx i TteT "long tbe
Z f fetfcit tad get all tbe benefit
7 toaarrtoar a ad their experl
f fuml may qnit tbe field
' -If ka caoeaea; tbe army ba
Jzt plaa aad knewa what la
y-flfW"'" '"' --. v5
11 (toi time ta
vr rival aattone aa wall aa
if tantsa. Taw are mle
CzixaH made by pott
m f aantpaigaj bat
' 'C'rrra aaaitai iwr tSMst
that tier pcLtl-Lin pre ecn'inua!'
aeekitig to In2
re J u 1 cp n on il
1 tha coaiamniy of a. t "fis. If one
j alway infrand a! out the mt-
j tlonal rivalries one wuid cot be :i:K-
led by the foreign d-sputcLe in IL
newspaper, li.ub le- uiuih tf lit
piesnt uupcpu ar::y of Russia Is d'u
to the fa ft that for yia's the grcaes
part of the '"n-w" a bo at the em;irl
ha been written In couurl-s r ly
men pol.tically hostile. The Russia!
govemu.eiit is an are of thi. and itst
year expelled frjui St. Pet. r:i.rg tlst
correspondent of a London paper oa
the ground that he was doing I is be-
to alir up trouble. The charge wa;
well founded, even th uga the ju nU'i i
nient was not one which would hat 4
been Infll.-ted In Amelca. The great
parties in world politic Just now ai4
Rritish and Ru-s aa. The Japanese, '
In attacking the Rudans, have the:
sympathy of the British, the r allie. j
France sympathize w ti Russia, it ,
a!!y, and Girmuny, through lta em-j
peror, Is anxious to be 011 the winnln;'
side. If the foreign new In the daily !
paper Is r.ad in the light of thesj
facts uiucb tuisa; piebeiig.oa will l
A great deal Is paid nowaday about
the education of th? b y on the stret-t
or In the school. The b -st thought of
educatlous is fc'iven to the b y. In tha
1 dayschoois and In the night schoU til
loy receives more than his share il
ettcnlion. In the belief that the luak
Inj; of the man d-pi-nda large y upoa
the school. Walter L. Ilervey in th
C'hautauijuau, dl.-sents frjui this lev.
He says: 'Home is par excellence a
unifying force In the l.fe of a Ley.
Uitne Is hi point of departure, hi
point of return, his headquarters."
He estimate that out of the trst fif
teen years of a boy"s life five are usu
ally spent wbol'y at hoaie. Out of
ts.TiX) tours in a year 7,7'X are, as a
rule, Fp -nt by children under tha care
and guidance of home. That t to Ray.
7,700 hoars are spent at home and
1,000 hours In school. Therefore, ba
contends, we are in danger of be'.it
tlin? the home as an edu atloual In
stitution. It 1 a co:nm.n saying that
thousands of homes ex rt n) ( duca
tlo:ial InGuen-e vpon chlldrea, or that
if they do e.ert any lt.flacnce, it Is In
Ji'r.ous rather than beneficial, and,
therefore, even mors ct.tntion sLovi.d
be given to the schools. To thesrt
schools, It is assumed, the children of
ignorant parents will co re and then
carry back an edacatlonal influence i-i
the home. There is undoubtedly a
measure of truth in this, and Lecaue
there Is a ni asure of truth in the
theory, our public schools are of great
beneiit. V.at there Is nno h r side to
the question wM -h Mr. Iie vey pre
sents as a principle In our educational
Fj-stern." The first duty of the parents
however pcor or Ignorant they Tuny
be, is to make a home f ir the chil
dren, a home where the Loy will Law
hi? own cornrr, If not Us own home;
where he will grow up with a locnl
center ni'ce?s,try to hi normal devel
opment as a boy. sir. Ilervey ad. nits
that It may not be posvl.' to provid e
such a ho:ue among tLo e who Hit
lrom flat to flat or from cottage tn
cott ge, but tie insists th;.t the ord -nary
home, be it evtr Lu nble, "ac
complishes its en.ls edu atidiial'y not
mainly by preaching, still less b;
studying lessons, but sltrply by giving
old and young a chance to I ve and
learn together." In other words, a '
home fulfills its destiny as an educa
tional force when It U a home with
home life. Any one can tave such a
home. Sir. Ilervey Is right Ln assum
ing that home is receiving too little
attention from educators, and that
home as a s'-hool Is not sufficiently
considered by parents.
Baauty Doctor Much In Demand at
Pre-tcnt in l.oujon.
The "smart" set in society and
their follower in humble me will do
almost anything to "improve'' their
personal appearance, according to the
London Dally New. Cutting dimples
haa been quite the rage for some time
past, and the writer know that "dim
ple cutters" in the west end have been
doing quite a big business during tbj
present aeaaon. iuiiea wno never
dreamed of having dimples before
have now got what they think ad
mirable specimens upon tbe face and
neck. What will happen when dim
ples go out of fashion it la difficult to
urmise, but no doubt the "beaut,
doctors" will be able to make tbe nec
essary repairs.
Our contemporary, the Medical
Preaa and Circular, In lta current is
sue, deals with another of tbe lates)
noveitlea in this direction. It ema
nates like other things of the kind j
from Pari, and la a "apecial corset fop
the nose." It la readily conceivable
that prolonged and severe pressure for'
the correction of a supposed malfor
mation may be most Injurious under
certain circumstances; while it la ques
tionable If mere alteration In position
wonld bave the slightest effect In re-'
moving a "bottle" noee or In overcom
ing a chronic rosacea. To tbe prac
tice our medical contemporary appllee
this sledgehammer denunciation:
"To lower tbe art of surgery to tbe
level of mere facial beantlflcatlon may
be sometimes undignified, bnt to tam
per wltb tbe anatomical outlines of
tbe hnman countenance Is one of tba
moat uuldlotia forma of qnackery
when undertaken by unskilled handa,
and for tbe sake of pampering a fool
lab vanity."
Tba fasbloa la coming back wber
la a woman leaves on her dressing
table at night mora hair than aba
takea ta bar bad.
a sop la are toe taatswat aa Ot
ttX t ta tat ia Djfir ea way.
Graphic Acconnt of Ptirrlna
WitBeucd on Ihe Battlefield and la
Camp Veterans of the Rebellion Be
etle Carartaacea of Thrillia Natara.
Tb year 1.M2 pna-i tid. for th?
I'tilou cause, some dark pictures in
the Vi'ar of the IteUl.i .n.
McCieiLan's operations against Rich
mond were a failure, ending in thj
disastrous ret. eat tit Hani oii'i I.anl
ing. Fremont' campaign In the Si.en
andoah Valley was fraught with i-a-lamity.
I'o;e' ihdviui. nt aalnt
Ie's rear resulted finally In fcls own
defeat at the fce o:id I'-attl t f Hull
liun, and the Invasion of iiaryland l y
tLe Confi-iien.t anry umler Ie.
Jackson and I-ns-tri et Thi Inva
sion was ch.irat teri: e 1 ly the iu
tniinary routist at Kou'h Sloun a.n,
the raptrrre of Hari-era Ferry. w.tU
rome 12,014) ln'o;. p: ia iier and im
u ease coinmis ary and oid .nucrf
stores, and the terribly severs but
fruitless tattltf of ALtietam.
In tho West the condition tbe lattr
part of the year was isot mo. e a'i
lactory. General (je-rt;e W, Slor.an,
with 12.(K."0 tnops. was compelled ta
retreat from Cumberland (iP t the
t'bio river, an I General 11 Klrby
Kmlth, with a vet -ran army whb h de
feated Generals Sianson jind Nelsem
near Rlehmond, Ky., Lpprahed d.e
tresslngly close to Ciucinna i and ojj
pelled the conci n ration thi re of 1 10 1
s;inds of "Squirrel Htin'ers" f om
hlo and Indiana und.r General I.e.v
General Brnfr, with veterans whn
fought at ShIUih and C'orlrith, bad a
footrace of several bun ir d tniiet
from South rn 'iYnne-er inti Ken
tucky, hi comiHtitr on ta'allel liu
l-elng General lion Carina Hu -ll. wi!h
the Army of the Ohio. Itm ll r a h .-l
Louisville first, io:iipel'Iiig I'nig to
move toward I'r:m"r.f nt, where Im
ppetit some time in reorgnnl.log the
1 bite gnennent nnd recinlt.ng men
f ir his depleted ranks.
While Rrar? was receiving acces
sions from Kentucky, Itu-ll was ne
curing thouanils of u.vix from lb.1
Western States, the fruit of the en'i-t-nient
made In response to I'rcs deut
Lincoln's call for rrj.t (V) recruits f r
three years, or durln? the war. Final
ly Ituell moved ng.d st li'i ailrersn-y,
und at I'erryvllle, ot. S, with but a
portion of each army engaged, crossed
evvords In a bl Knly t ug g ment
I'.ragg r tired from the Ftate, C irrrin;
with him Imn e:ise pbin 1-r a:ul tKk
a strong p.:sitlon nt Murfrcf-s'inrij
Ter.n., rendr to contest the field with
Itosecnins, the able succetisor of Buell
in command of the crniy, whose iinin'
had been channel nic;invUiile fro'.n
thnt of tbe Army of the Chlo to tlut
of the Army of the Cumber Ian L
To complete m: ttrs. the il etlons
In a number of the 1 yal Utate wer
not f.-ivoralle to the Cnlon c:ius Th
period was em; hitlciilly dark, as wlli
be remembered by the buttle s -arre I
veterans of tho e tro-ible.l tint'
One of the regiments organized tin
der I'iesi ient IJt:e ln s call in the a 1
ttimn of anl placed under th di
rection of P.rl'ndier (ien ral Quln-y
.V. Gihnore at I-xli-.gton. Ky.. was th
One Htinlrel find Tue.rth 111 nois In
fnntry, Colonel Tbos. J. Henle.sn,
nfterwnrd a Brevet Hrlgndler and a
member of Congress for ten years, be
Ing Its cAmm.tn ler.
Colonel Hmdegin hnd b"en In
North Central 1 lino! a prominent
lawyer and Republican po!itM,in. IU
was well acqmiintid with Abraham
Lincoln. In fact, he bad as a mem
ber of the State Leg! lature auppor.el
him several times for the I'n ted
States Senate, r.otnbly so In the cele
brated race made In 15S against the
"Little Giant," Stephen A. Douglas,
the Democratic oracle and Idol of th'5
Though Colonel Henderson bad b en
In the service but a few months, se
rious Illness in his family lndu -J
them to request hia return on leave of
absence, even for a few days. fTe
presented the requext to General Gil
more, bis superior officer, but waa in
formed by him that recent string nt
orders from the War Department ab
solutely prohlHted the granting of any
leaves of absence. General Gllmore,
however, suggested to Colonel Hender
son that he write to President Lincoln
and present bis ce direct
Colonel Henderson finrlly wrote to
hla friend In Congress, Hon. William
Kellogg, who presented tbe matter to
Mr. Lincoln. The reply, which wa
not written by a FTetary on a type
writer. Is a characteristic one. It
shows, on the part of tbe great war
President, a recognition pt past sup
port, but Indleatei what Is aMH prater
a supreme regard for hia obligation to
bring to war to a speedy close by ua'ng
effectively the means provided for lta
vigorous prosecution. The letter is a
historic 'document, and now meets tba
public gate for tbe tint time, lta Use
having been granted to me by Qenecal
"Executive Mansion.
Washington. Do?. 20, 18T2.
"Hon. T. J. Hend r n:
"My Dear 8lr Your letter of the
8th to Hon. William Kellopg baa Jmtt
been shown me. Ton ran scarcely
overestimate tbe pleasure It would
give me to oblige you; bnt nothing Is
operating so mlnoitaly upon u every
where aa 'absenteeism.' it positively
will not do for me to grant lean a of
absence In cases not sufficient to pr
are them aader tbe regular rnlea.
"It would aatoadak yaa to know tbe
af Oe aril af Ml tulia' We
S'-an-rly bave m re than nlf 'h- m
tve are prying for on the s t 'or ir-ic-e
aiij w h r-'.
"Vours very truly.
A fa tl.ful s l!!er, C 1-nd Lender-
did i.ot se k 't r. c ire a bve o
coin for Lis otficial firn.n In r fat
ing a leave of absence under critic!
couditlan In the i-afltn's his ory.
Historian Army t f the Ohio.
At a Cannon' Month.
"By the way," cuid the .Major, "the
Twenty-third Ohio made one of tbe
best long distance marches on record.
i I m-n.e unt l af er the I a. tie o. , r.- ,"51
Franklin. Tenn . Nov. 3 . 11, wh n. iV'- Vs' -O-'Vv t
owing to arrotts persnrir l II n , h t J . "''''' V-;!?-
was compelled by Gen -nil 8 -bottell I f y.&lr??fr'f V.1?i,
and Cox to return to bis borne for r- j Ijf tf j, .$'r? "i
utt-ratlon. lie bouos President I-In- V W ' " " - " "
In August, IS ',2, It was ordered from inslly made with the help of a bl-k-Wei-t
Virginia to Washington and 11 i n.tli, and at small cost. The handle
marched 14 mile In three days, arriv- I, two f'ft long of one and one-half
lug at tise jtoiut at which it was to take tich stufT, but hard wool mwt be
boat for I'arlursourg on achedule . se.L On the heavy en I of the bundle,
time, and after a Journey on foot, by Is hU h should be forme 1 as shown, fa
boat. and by rail, reached Washington ' U-n a pie -e of Ftrap Iron with screws
in nii;e days from Its remote station in 10 prevent the wire f v in cutting Int i
the niouiitains. jjlie wol. Tbe short strip shown J'it
"I he Twenty-third, however, was a ibove tho detail drawing of the handle
pood, all aiound regiment. Its first nd In the cut, is n pie e of Iron seven
Colonel was W. S, liosecrans. its sec-1 inches long, one half Inch thh k and
ond K. P. Scamnjon, Its third I!u',her
ford It. Hayes, and It fourth James
M. Comly. Its First Lieutemiut Colo
nel was Stanley Matthews, and among
the Captains were William Mclvinley,
Jr., and Harrison Gray Otis. Rosei ran
became Slajor General, Scammon a
Brigadier General, Ilayrs and Mclvin
ley Presidents of the United States.
Matthews went to the United States
Senate and to the Supreme Court, and
Comly and Otis became editors and
1 ulil.shers.
"There never was In any regiment of
the war a group of otflcers who In the
years after the war stood together a
did the field officers of the Twenty
third, and from Rosecrans down they
liad many stories to tell of tbe men of
the regiment. On one occasion General
llnyes, while Governor of Ohio, ex
pressed a preference for the appoint
ment of a certain man. Hia political
ndvlfeia weie at a loss to account for
tills preference and pressed the Gov
ernor for his reason. 'Well,' said tbs
Governor, conclusively, 'he was a
Twenty-third Ohio man, yon know,'
and thnt settled It.
"Afaln, when Hayes was President
and theie was a vacancy la the Su
preme Court, l.e turned from other can
didates strongly urged by bis political
friends to Matthews, a Twenty-third
Ohio man. The Senate at lirst refused
to emitirm the appointment, but Mat
thews went to the Supreme bench
throu;-h the Initiative of his old friend,
Co.oiu! of the j weo'y-tiilra Ohio,
. e...l I.. !..... j.t..-.
Ull I .nuitl.rnq 111 11 iipiuiiiuij tiiiiuiis
the discus
sion over his aup'-.iniim-iit,
and he wa
not disturbed to the out-
"General Comly was a student of hu
man nature and he told many stories to
Illustrate the peculiarities of men un
der fire. One of them related to a
young recruit named Kosht, who Join
ed Company G a short time before the
battle of Cloyd Mountain, In May,
WA. Kosht was not more than 18
years old and In impulse and general
conduct was a regular boy. The older
men wondered how he would act In
battle and he answered the question to
their satisfaction at Cloyd Mountain.
"The Twenty-third Ohio was ordered
to charge a' battery, and went forward
at a run. The rebel artillerymen stood
their ground, however, and, after blaz
ing away at the charging line, began
to reload their pieces when the boys
of the Twenty -third were not ten steps
away. This quickened the steps of the
men In the charging line to a pellmell
rush on the gunners. Among tbe fint
to reach the guns was Kosht, and his
first act. wa .0 hang bis hat on the
muzzle of one of the cannon and give
a boyish whoop of exultation. He win
a unconcerned as to what the rebels
might do aa a school boy playing foot
ball, and not many men of Company G
ever forgot how his hat looked on th
cannon's mouth." Chicago Inter
("A great many soldiers died of no- Pl cannot Interfere. A cement
telgla In tbe beginning of the wax." loor l ht- We P1'" ""M
"What la that. Birr aaked the old ""x1 trough, Y-shaped, and secured so
mother, simply. "Homesickness," re- Biat Pl cannot loosen It by their
plied the pompon old aurgeon, with tooting. A few years ago we gavo the
something like a tear In hi eye: "the following Illustrations of an improved
same malady that attacka tbe Swiss W trough. Klg. 1 shows the swing
soldiers whenever they hear the 'Ran ' partition or gate pushed back,
rios Vnchos.' ") , leaving the trough outside, for putting
Yes, thnt Is his pictured fsca, my dear.
A aohlier of '(12, you see.
And only a boy; tho' the far 1 sear,
It 1 not with g he died, ah, m!
Ia tlie flower of youth, neither shot nor
Had harmed a heir of his cunning
Er one of hi valorou comrades fell
W heard thit oar soldier boy was
No outward visible hurt he bore,
And the hospital urgeon wrote to aay
fie had never known such a case before,
That the boy had fsded dsy by day;
That he often babbled his mother' name.
And asked for a sister left behind.
But never a thought of soldier fame
Disturbed th peace of hla dying mind.
And 1 knew that my boy waa trick
By the deadly aim of a croal foe,
Tlmt he died a soldier, ss brave aa msa)
Who Into the heat of buttle go.
When the Dual reveille bids them meet
On the camping ground beyond the
My eoldier will baste wltb valorem
Dear Ird, aweet life waa my secrV
lira. M. L. Barns.
Laat year Japan Imported foeaatafa
aioaadlaj ewer tcaWMWO la vataa. I
w-. j to. m a 1 r a
Hand Wire Mretchrr.
On imf.t farm there Is more er less
vire to be bandied either In the way
if putting tp dividing fenif or trel
lses for grape vine. A poorly stretch
d wire I alway msklng trouble, bnt
lliere is no need of having this annoy
ince when the tool I!lutrnted tuny te
leven-c'gbtbs of an !n"h wide; one end
!s bent over seven-eighths of nn Inch
1 ml a hole Is bored In the fint side one
ncli from the bend. This piece of Iron
then bolted on to the handlo as
sood wine STn TCiim.
diown so thnt It will swing e tsily and
he tool Is cop.Iete, It Is readily
nade and works to perfection. In
lianapolls News.
Felort Your Peed Corn,
Tbe farmer who has a uniformly
food corn crop Is generally the man
c Im !'!; nfter his m-el himself. He
lots not buy from any dealer whoso
'in.ul.jr happens lo fail Into bis hands
md plant the seed without testing.
Ihe canfnl farmer phk out his seed
f'-om tbe best of bis own corn or thnt
tf his neighbor, sees tlvit !t !
""' " - u 1 nii inn i.iiiM-i
nil test It before planting lii
! wring. The careless farmer does not
j So these tilings and then kh ks because
jbis crop Is a failure. Iln ought to
bave a tun ri to apply some good lusty
licks to bis person. The sce.lmen are
tot alwny to blame. Some of iheni
;ire honest. The farmer should tet
his seed for himself, and If It lie good
five the seedman his due; If on the
ther band, it be bad, let bl:n dispose
tf It tho best he can. A f illing thnt
' jrowers have Is to delay securln:; their
jieed until too little time Is left to ob
tain an adequate knowlidgo of Its ral
ifnlue. I cannot too strongly urge corn
'rowers to see to It now that well-matured
ears of a desirable type nn 1 the
sroduct of a variety noted for sue
;?estdve large yields be secured for next
fear's scaling. Clinton M. Seliultz.
Good 1Mb I'en and Trough.
We like the two compartment In a
)ig pen, one for sleeping and one for
ceding, says a writer In Ohio Farmer.
?lace the trough across the end of
eed room, next to feed alley, with a
twinging partition, so you can puh It
,al 10 Pul "win in or clean out, ana
h feed. I ig. 2 shows tho latch and
ever to be attached to swinging gate
ir partition, by bolt, B. The rods It,
I, run through staples, 8. A Is a
pinrl In which the lever L slides,
fash lever to left and the door swing
mck, learlng trough where It can be
deaned ami feed placed In It; then
twlng tbe door back by pulling lever
a tbe right
Haw to Ost Bid of Mamas.
In the autumn, bore a bole one or
wo Incbea In diameter, according to
be girth of tbe stump, vertically in tbe
tenter of tba latter and a boat eighteen
r-t w
p-JL U
uvea fo a iioviso m oats.
ounce of saltpeter; (III the bole wita
water and plug up close. In the ent
lug spring lake ont pin and pour la
about o.ie half gilhvi of kerosene oil
and Ignite It. The ttlinp will mob!e
away to the very extremities or t! .
ns't, leaving n- thing but alie. , t.
eut.uo American.
than born In America.
The number of Hhorthorn la th!t
country la ectimated to be ITjO.imj. buj
I think there are njt more than Km,,
ni, all toll. People fail to take ae
count of rich period a IfcVMS:
when the pure bred cattle busiuesi
wa at low ebb. Hundreds of breed,
er. finding the buslnes of breeding
unprofitable, sold their stock as gradj
rattle, and let them go for beef puix
jiofl-s. Whole herd In !"-, MI
sourl, Iowa and Hllinl were diiose
of ia that manner, and ail effort t.
keep aci-ount of pi-d!grie sa abanj
doned. TI u mnny were lost to recorl
altng'-ther. Another thing to be takea
into consideration In regard to the up.
ply of Shorthorn cattle In this country
j the f.i'-t that the life of an actlv
purebred Shorthorn bull, when aliowi
ed to run with grade herds, I very
short, tis tally not over f r.tr year. Af.
(er tint t.iim he g -n -rally goes to mar
kct fat, ami Lis enn-er n a produce!
eiuls then ami there. It Is merely 4
gucs. and a mighty vague one at thafc
to estimate the immlier of Short hortii
In this country. W. A. Harris.
llcat t'ce'l Nona Too Good.
When cows are tested for recordt
they are not fed on straw and fnddel
or with the view of saving In the food
but on tbe contrary, tho best foodi
that can be obtained are not consldi
cred too good or costly. Grain, clover
pa Murage, llns-ed meal and roots as
sist, each to afford a variety or change,
to promote the appptlte and to Indue
the cow to eat as much as she can
digest, hence s iih cows have great dt
gestlve capacity, and can utilize Inrg
quantities of fool. The fact that they
re well bred 1 simply nn evidence
that they ar from f uul'i'es thnt have
been noted for good record. It 1 tb
food that makes the milk and butter,
l ut an orrliniiry'cow does not jiosses
the capacity if co:iiim!nir and con
verting large quantities of food Into
milk and butter compared with on
that Is pure bred.
Core of Farm Machinery,
The man who leaves bis farm ma
chinery out In the wet la looked upon
11s being shiftless these day. It hurt
his credit with the merchants and th
1 niiker. Too many farmers neglect to
oil the polished parts of plows, spades,
sickles, etc., and when be again want
to use them tie finds, to bis annoyance
and Cost, that they do rn.t wi.rv we!!
are sometime out of order, and need;
slight repairs, Valuable time must
then be spent to put tho machinery It)
proper working condition. A few hour
spent on rainy autnmii days, or when
ever outside work cannot be carried
on, miglit have saved him time which,
In the busy season, mean money.
Poultry I'Ukiiifr.
New blood should bu introduced fre-
Crowding Is a foe to thrift and pro
ductiveness. Injurious effects are often produced
by Inbreeding.
A hen, to be profitable, should lay a
dollar's worth of egg lu a year.
A little salt given In the soft food of
fowls is very acceptable to them.
Grow a patch of sunflowers, espe
cially to feed to tho fowls after moulting-
Supplying lime, cnnrcoal, gravel and
crushed bone will assist In feather
making. In supplying water to little chicken
arrange so that they cannot get theli
feet wet.
It Is quite an Item In handling a
(lock of poultry to have them a gentle
us possible.
Aa a rule. It I not profitable to keep
hen over two year old, utiles they
are valuable stock.
While In arranging the poultry bonee
warmth Is an essential there, fresh art
1 equally Important
Raw corn meal I not a good feed
for little chlckena from the fact that tt
bent and swells after eating.
Top and side ventilation, arranged
so a not to blow directly on the roosts,
Is Just the thing for summer.
Generally the safest role la to kill a
ben caught nt feather pulling, aa all
others will soon acquire the habit
One of tho best way of renovating
a foul poultry yard Is to spade or plow
up thoroughly and expo? to the sun.
It is pretty hard to give a growing
cockerel or pullet enough corn to make
it lay on fat, especially when runuina
out, as so much of the food goes to the
production of bone, feathers and inua
cle. Never select a cock with a drooping
or "ewe neck," and also avoid one that
fall to have a good, strong, wide
spreading tall.
Many a case of Indigestion may be
traced to a heavy feed In the morning,
and tbe next meal taken from the leav
ing of breakfast after being trampled
Points la buvcii liaising.
Overstocking la usually Injurious tg '
tbe sheep and ruinous to tbe farmer,
Dryness I one of the requirements
In the production of the finest grade
of wool.
With aheep, rather more tban wltt
any other claaa of atocb, cars must be
token not to overfeed.
No abeep abould Its allowed to die el
old ago, but all abould be fattened and
sent ta market before tbatr vitality
rat iBto tt aaa ar nra