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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (March 18, 1892)
A BIG PROJECT.
Proposed Electrio Bailroad Be
tween Chicago and St Louis.
BOOM FOR ALL.
A Company Organized to Construct It
Projector Enthusiastic Concerning
the Future or Electricity aa a
A company known as the Chicago &
St Louis Electric Railroad Company
has been organized for the purpose of
constructing and operating an electric
cities of Chica
go and St Lou
is, with suitable
adjacent to the
poses, also, to
supply, by the
means of elec
tricity, the peo
ple living along
the line of its
route with heat
and power for
ny has purchas
ed the exclus
ive right to op-
crate such rail
the two cities
named from the
owns and con-
Dr. Talmage on the Refuge Offered
trols all patents
of the compa
ny are enthusi
astic over the
and claim that
it means a com
tion in railway
constr u c t i o n
tion. One of the
perly applied as
a motor for pas
portation is the
which may be
attained with less danger than now at
tends the comparatively slow travel of
The speed of trains on this new rail
road, it is claimed, will not fall short
make collisions impossible. No fuel
or water will be caned, as the power
will be developed at central station
located near the mouti of a coal mine
somewhere near the cetter of the road.
No heavy machinery v&l be required,
and the trains will consi of single cars,
thus reducing the strain n bridges and
culverts, and lessening he concussion
in case of accident Thi&plan will also
to a great extent obviate toise and the
danger from conflagrationsrising from
The new company, in itsprospcctus
detailing the plan of the pijposed en
terprise, says that the ro:d will be
divided up into twenty-five .'ections of
ten miles each, which will constitute a
complete block system, inatJng it im
possible for any two cars to run at a
high speed upon any single section at
the same time, thus making clisions
impossible. There will be a ccmnlete
block signaling system by mean of in
candescent electric lights, witr tele
phonic communication betwecL cars
upon the same section, whether run
ning or standing still. The road will
be illuminated by incandescent electric
lamps for one mile ahead and one mile
behind every car while runniug. It
will be built in a practically straight
line, and as far as possible avoid grade
crossings of other roads. At all grade
crossings, whether wagon or railroad,
a red electric light will be displayed
and an electric bell rung for two min
utes before it is time for the train to
pass. It is intended to ultimately con
struct four tracks, two outside tracks
for local tratlic and high class freight.
while the two inner tracks will be used j
exclusively ior turougn passenger traf
fic, mail and high class express.
It further states that the mine from
which the coal that generates the
power is obtained will be operated by
means of electric mining locomotives,
electric drills and electric lights, which
will greatly cheapen the present cost
of the ordinary system of mining coal.
The company expects to sell the good j enough of God's architecture in a
coal that it mines, and use only the snipe's bill or a grouse's foot to con
waste dust or slack to run the engines found all tho universities. Musicians
which develop the power for operating j have, with clefs an 1 bars, tried to
the mine and road, in connection with ' catch the eound of the nightingale and
its distributing system of light and , robin. Among the first things
power to consumers along its line. At that a child notices is a swallow at
present such dust and slack is value-. tue eaves, and grandfather goes out
less, and has to be hauled away at tho j with a haadful of crumbs to feed
expense of the mining company. the snowbirds. The Bible is full of
The exact location of the oronosed ornitnoiogicU allusions. Tho birds of
road has not been definitely settled, ;
and the accompanying map shows .
three routes, all practically straight
lines, either of which may be utilized.
The projectors say it is entirely prac- i
ticable to build such a road before the ! as
time of the world's fair, and that it among
Christianity Ample For All Conditions aad
Characters The Infinite Mercy of
God-lion- Kaly It Is For the
Christian to Die.
In a late sermon at Brooklyn Rev.
T. De Witt Talmage discoursed on tho
refuge offered by the Christian relig
ion to people of all ages and every va
riety of character. Ilis text was
Ezekiel xviL 23. "A goodly cedar and
under it shall d.well all fowl of every
wing." Dr. TiJmage said:
The cedar of Lebanon is a royal tree.
It stands 0,000 feet above the level of
the sea. A missionary counted the
concentric circles and found one tree
8,500 years old long rooted, broad
branches, all the 3Tear in luxuriant
foliage. Tho same branches that bnt
in the hurricane that David saw sweep
ing over Lebanon, rock to-day over the
head of the American traveler. This
monarch of the forest, with its leafy
fingers, plucks the honors of a thou
sand years, and sprinkles them upon
its own uplifted brow, as though some
great hallelujah of Heaven ha J been
planted upon Lebanon and it were ris
ing up with its long-armed strength to
take hold of the hills whence it came.
0, what a fine place for birds to nest in.
In hot days they come thither the
eagle, the dove, the swallow, the spar
row- ana me raven. There is to many
of us a complete fascination in the
strjeture and habits of birds. They
seem not more of earth than of Heaven
ever vacillating between the two.
No wonder that Audubon, with his
gun, tramped through all of tho Amer
ican forests in search of new speci
mens. Geologists have spent year in
the new red sandstone. Thero is
V i. J&
might then be used for the immense
traffic incident thereto.
The character of the electric car
riage or car that will run on the pro
jected road is shown in the accom
ib is a iuug, iow, compact, ugnt out j
strong car, having two pairs of driving
wheels, each of which are driven by a ,
separate and distinct electric motor.
the Bible are not dead and stuffed like
those of tho miseum, but living birds
with fluttering wings and plumage.
"Behold the birds of the air," savs
Christ "Thou?h thou exalt thvself
the eagle aid thou set thy nest
tho start thence will I brinr
thee down," exclaims Ohndinh
"Gavest thou th goodly winjrs unto
the peacocks?" s&ys Job. David de
scribes his desofcthn by saying: "I am
like a pelican of tie wilderness; I am
like an owl of the desert; I watch and
am as a sparrow alone upon the house
top." "Yea, the stork in tho Heaven
knoweth her appointed time, and the
turtle and the crane and the swallow
The whole weight of the car with its observe the time of their coming, but
passengers and of the two electric 1 my people know not the judgment of
motors comes upon these two pairs of ne Lord," says Jeremiah,
driving wheels, and is, therefore, all J Ezekiel in my text intimates that
available for traction or adhesion be-, Christ is the cedar, r.nd the people
tween the rails and the wheels, through , from all quarters are the birds that
the agency of which the car is pro- . lodge among the branches. "It shall
pelled. The top of the car stands only . he a goodly cedar, and under it shall
nine feet from the rail, which is three 1 dwell all fowl of every -ving." As in
feet lower than the ordinary streetcar. Ezekiel's time, so now Christ is a
The driving wheels arc six feet in goodly cedar, and to him are flying all
diameter and are capable of making , kinds of people young and old. rich
five hundred revolutions in one minute, j
The weight of the entire car with i'3 '
motors weighs but ten tons. It may .
be interesting in this connection to
state that a steam locomotive to make I
the same speed, if 'it were practicable, ' 1S93 years that have past since Christ
would have to weigh m tho neighbor-. came, about 1,000 have been wasted by
hood of one hundred tons, and the j the good in misdirected efforts Until
present locomotive weighs from sixty Robert Raikcs came there was no or
to ninety "tons. These electric car- ganized effort to save the youn?. We
riages or cars will be illuminated and I spend our strength trvinsr to bead old
and poor, men high soaring as the
eagle, those fierce as the raven, and
those gentle as the dove. "All fowl of
First, the young may come Of the
heated by electricity and will contain
all the modern appointments for the
comfort of passengers. "Through."
cars will run at intervals of an hour or
.oftener, according to the requirements
of the traffic. Accommodation cars
will run every half hour, stopping at
all points along the line.
The necessity which teachers arc un
der of Leing perfectly sure of their
statements or else of being not too
positive in making them was illustrated
recently by an incident of actual occur
rence in a public high school.
trees, when a little pressure would
have been sufficient for the sapling.
.We let men go down to the very bottom
of sin before we try to lift them up. It
j is a great deal easier to keep a train on
liic irucn uiau to Ks" " wnen
it is off. The experienced reins
man checks the fiery steed at the first
Jump, for when he gets ia full swing, the
swift hoofs clicking fire from the pave
ment, and the bit between his teeth,
his momentum is irresistible. It is said
that the young must be allowed to sow
their "wild oats." I have noticed that
Vi"Crt "ll- cmtf ittniH 11 An 1.1 .,...
a pupil i ::" z.7-; ---
wasrfindiiirr.WinrrorflnJL-itfrrf, in Entr. " l" - -jr r muu ol a crop.
,.,,.. , v, ., . , . There are two
usu inuruiuru wuim Liie aauner. wiin
THE THREE BOOTES.
of a hundred miles an hour, and even
rc that velocity the danger will be very
itffir. nn nncnunt of the lightness of
the train, and the precautions which I more American.
no book in his hands, and with folded
arms, walked up and down the recita
"Hypocrisy, says La Rochefoucauld,
is the homage which vice pays to vice,"
the pupil read.
"That is very true," said the teacher,
"but don't say homage; say 'omage;
the h is not sounded."
"'Omage," said the pupil, obediently.
"Read on, now."
"Sir," said the pupil, "may I please
read the note at the foot of the page?"
"You may do so."
The pupil read: "Homage. In pro
nouncing this word the h is frequently
omitted by uneducated persons. It
should always be sounded."
In some cases there is absolutely
nothing to be said, and on this occasion
the teacher said it Youth's Compan
Sojourners in barbarous countries
find the natives illustrating their talk
with comparisons which sound rather
grim to civilized ears. An employe of
the Congo Free State writes that he
had in his service a black man who
was almost always accompanied by an
ape, of whom he seemed very fond.
One day the native appeared without
"What have you done with your
monkey?" asked the white man.
"Monkey? Me eat him up!"
"You ate him! Are monkeys good to
"Um-taste same like white man!"
said the negro, with an air of keen ap
preciation. Youth's Companion.
Although managerspay a popular singer
pig prices, they do not conceal the fact that
they want' her services for a song. Balti-
opposito destinies. If
you are going to Heaven you had better
take the straight road and not try to
get to Boston by the way of New
Orleans. What is to be the history of
this multitude of young people around
me to-day? I will take you by t-ie
hand and show you a glorious sunrise.
I will not whine about this thing or
groan about it; but come, young men
and maidens, Jesus wants you. His
hand is love; his voice is music; his
smile is heaven. Religion will put no
handcuffs on your wrists, no hoppels
on your feet, no brand on your fore
head. I went through the heaviest snow
storm I have ever known to see a dying
girl. Her cheek on tho pillow was
white as the snow on the casement
Her large, round eye had not lost any
of its luster. Loved ones stood all
around tho bed trying to hold her back.
Her mother could not give her up; and
one nearer to her than either father or
mother was frantic with grief. I said:
"Fanny, how do you feel?" "Oh!" she
said, "happy! happy! Mr. Talmage,
tell all the young folks that religion
will make them happy." As I came
out of the room, louder than all the
sobs and wailings of grief I heard the
clear, sweet glad voice of the dying
girl: "Good night; we shall meet again
on the other side of the river." The
next .sabbath we buried her. We
brought white flowers and laid them
on the coffin. There was in all that
crowded church but ene really happy
and delighted face, ani that was the
face of Fanny. Oh! I vbh that now
my Lord Jesus would go through this
audience and take all these flowers of
youth and garland the en on His brow.
The cedar is a fit refuge for birds of
brightest plumage and swiftest wing.
See, they fly! they fly! "All fowl of
Again: I remark that the old may
come. You say: "Suppose a man has
to go on crutches; suppose ho is bliud;
suppose he is deaf; supposo nine-tenths
of his life has been wasted." Then I
answer, come with crutches; come, old
man, blind and deaf, come to Jesus. If
you would sweep your hands around
before your blind eyes, the first thing
you would touch would be the cros3.
It is hard for an aged man or woman
to have grown old without religion.
Their taste is gone. The peach and
the grape have lost their flavor. They
say somehow fruit does not taste as it
used to. Their hearing gets defective,
and they mUs a great deal that is said
in their presence. Their friends have
all gone, and everybody seems so
strange. The world sems to go from
them, and they are left all alone. They
begin to feel in the way when you come
into tho room where they are; and they
move their chair nervously, and say,
"I hope I am not in the way." Alas!
that mother and father should ever be
in the way. When you were sick ami
they sat up all night rocking you, sing
ing to you, administering to you, did
they think you were in the wav? Are
you tircJ of old people? Do you snap
them up quick and sharp? You will
be cursed to the bone for your ingrati
tude and unkindnoss!
O! it is hard to be old without relig
ion to feel this world going away and
nothing bettercoming. If there be any
here who have gone on far without
Christ I address yon deferentially.
You have found this a tough world for
old people. Alas! to have aches and
pains, and no Christ to sooth them. I
want to give you a cano better than
that you lean on. It is tho cano that
the Bible speaks of when it says: "Thy
rod and thy staff, they comfort me." I
want to give you better spectacles than
these you now look through. It is the
spiritual eyesight of divine grace.
Cnrist will not think thatyou are in the
way. Does your head tremble with the
palsy of old age? Lay it on Christ's
bosom. Do yoa feel lonely now that
your companions and children are
gone? I think Christ has them. They
are safe in His keeping. Very soon He
will take you where they are. I take
hold of your arm and try to lead you to
a p. ace where you can put down all
your burden. Go with me. Only a little
while longer and your sight will como
again, and your hearing will come again,
and with the strength of an athlete, you
will stop on the pavement of Heave i.
No crutches in Heaven; no sleepless
nights in Heaven; no cross looks for old
people. Dwelling there for ages, no
one will say, "Father, you know noth
ing about this; step back; you are in
the way!" O, how many dear old folks
Jesus has put to sleep! How sweetly
He has closed their eyes! How gently
folded their arms! How He has put
His hand on their silent hearts and
said, "Rest, now, tired pilgrim. It is
all over. Tho tears will never start
again. Hush! hush!" So He gives His
beloved sleep. I think the mot beauti
ful object on earth is an old Christian
the hair white, not with the frosts of
winter, but the blossoms of the trees
of life. I never feel sorry for a Chris
tian old man. Why feel sorry for
those upou whom the glories of the
eternal world are about to burst? They
are going to the goodly cedar. Though
their wings are heavy with age, God
shall renew their strength like the
eagle, and they shall make their nest
in the cedar. "All fowl of every
Again: The very bad, the outrageous
ly sinful may come. Men talk of the
grace of God as though it were so
many yards long, and so many yards
deep. People point to the dying thief
as an encouragement to the sinner.
How much better it would be to point
to our own case and say: "If God
saved as He can save anybody." There
may be those here who never had one
earnest word said to them about their
souls. Consider me as putting my hand
on your shjulder and looking in your
eye. You ask: "How do you know
that? Ho has been very hard on me."
"Where did you come from?" "Home."
"Then you have a liom;. Have you
ever thanked God for 3our home?
Have you children?" "Yes." "Have
you ever thanked God for your
children? Who keeps them safe?
Were you ever sick?' "Yes."
'Who male you w.jll? Have you
been fed every day? Who feeds you?
Pat your hand on your pulse. Who
makes it throb? Listen to the respira
tioa of your lungs. Who helps you to
breathe? Have you a Bible in the
house, spreading besfore yon the future
life? Who gave you that Bible?" O!
it has been a story of goodness and
mercy all the way through. Yon have
been one of God's pet children. Who
fondled you, and caressed you and loved
yon? And when you went astray and
wanted to come back did He ever re
fuse? I know of a father who, after
his son came back the fourth time said,
"No; I forgave three times, but I will
never forgive you again," And the son
went off and died. But God takes back
His children the thousandth time as
cheerfully as the firt As easily as
with my handkerchief I strike the dust
off a book God will wipe out all your
There are hospitals for "incurables."
When men are hopelessly sick, they
are sent there. Thank God! there is
no hospital for spiritual incurables.
Though you had tnc wor-t leprosy that
ever struck a soul, your flesh shall
come again like a little child. O, this
mercy of God! I am told that it is an
oi--an. Then I place on it four swif t
salling craft with compass, and charts,
and choice rigging, and skillful naviga
tors, anc ; tell them to launch away,
and discover for me the extent of this
ocean. Tnat craft puts out in one di
rection, and sails to the north; this
craft to tho south; this to the east; this
to the west They crowd on all their
canvass, and sail ten thousand years,
and one day come up the harbor of
Heaven, and I shout to them from the
beach, ''have yon fouid the shore?"
and thav answer, "no s'iori to Gd's
mercy! ' Swift ange.s, dispatched from
tho thro.ie, attempt to iro across it for
a million years the,? 11 and fly, bat
then come back and fold their wings aft
the foot of tho throne, and cry, "no
shore! no shore to God's mercy!
Mercy! Mercy! Mercy! I sing it
I preach it I pray it Here I find a
man bound hand and foot to the devil,
but with one stroke of the hammer of
God's truth the chains fall off and he
is free forovor. Mercy! Mercy!
Mercy! There is no depth it cannot
fathom, thero is no height It cannot
scale, thero is no infinity it cannot
compass. I take my stand under this
goodly cedar and see the flocks flying
thither. They are torn with the shot
of temptation, and wounded, and sick,
and scarred. Somo fought with iron
beak, some once feastel on carcasses
some were fierce of eye and cruel of
talon, but they came, flock after flock
"all fowl of every wing." Again, all
tho dying will find their nest in this
goodly cedar. It is cruel to destroy
a bird's nest but death does not hesi
tate to destroy one. l here was a beau
tiful nest in the next street Lovingly
the parents brooded over it Thera
were two or three little robins in tlm
nest The scarlet fever thrust its
hot hands into the nest, and the birds
are gone. Only those are safe who
have their nests in the troodlv cedar.
They have over thera "the feathers of
the Almighty." O, to have those soft,
warm, eternal wings stretched over usl
Let the storms beat, and the branches
of the cedar toss on the wind no dan
ger. When the storm comes you can
see the birds flying to the woods. Ere
the storm of death comes down, let s
flj' to tne goodlv cedar. Of what great
varieties Heaven will be made upl
Thero coma men who once were hard
and cruel, and desperate in wickedness,
yet now, sort anu changed by grace,
come into glory: "All fowl of every
wing." And here they come, the chil
dren who were reared in loving home
circles, flock ng through the gates of
life; "All fowl of every wing." These
were white and came from northern
homes; these were black and as
cended from southern plantations;
these were copper colored and
went up from Indian reservations.
"All fowl of every wing." So
God gathers them up It is astonishing
how easy it is for a good soul to enter
Heaven. A prominent business-man in
Philadelphia wenthomcone afternoon,
lay down on the lounge and said: "It
is time for me to go." He was very
aged. His daughter said to him: "Are
you sick?" He said: "No; but it is
time for me to g. Have John put it in
two of the morning papers that my
friends may know that I am cone.
Good-by," and as quick as that God had
It is easy to go when the time comes.
There are no ropes thrown out to pull
us ashore; there are no ladders let down
to pull us up. Christ comes and takes
us by the hand and says: "You have
had enough of this; come up." Do you
hurt a lily when you ptuck it? Kthce
any rudeness when Jesus touches tho
cheek and the red rose of health
whitens into the lily of immoral purity
When autumn comes and the giant
of the woods smites his anvil and the
leafy sparks flv on the autumnal gale,
then there will be thousands of birds
gathering in the tree at the corner of
the field, just before departing to
warmer climes and they will call and
sing until the branches drop with tho
melody. There is a better clime for us
and by and by wo shall immigrate. Wa
gather in the branches of the goodly
cedar, in preparations for departure.
You heard our voices in the opening
song; you will hear them in the closing ,
song voices good, voices bad, voices
happv, voices.distressf ul "All fowl of
every wing." By and by we shall be
gone. If all this audience is saved as
I hope they will be I see them enter
ing into life. Some have had it hard,
some have had it easy. Some were
brilliant, some were dulL Somo were,
rocked by pious parentage, others have
had their infantile checks scalded with
the tears of woe. Some crawled, as it
were, into the kingdom on their hands
and knees, and some seemed to cuter
in chariots of flaming fire Those fell
from a ship's mast these were crushed
in a mining disaster. They are God's
singing birds now. No gun of hunts
man shoots them down. They gather
on the trees of life and fold their wingi
on the branches, and, far away from
frosts, and winds, and night, thev sing
until the hills are flooded with joy, ac?
the skies drop music, and tho arches of
pearl send bick the echoes "All fowJ
of every wi-jg."
Sheep scatter their droppings mora
evenly over the land than any other
Usually with hogs intonded for spring;
market it will bo best to commence
crowding in good season.
Ta make the best quality of meal
give tho hogs ale an feed, pure water
and comfortable quarters.
Pigs need more or less grain every
day from tho time they learn to cat un
til thoy are finished for market
One of the items in the caro and man
agement of hogs both in breeding and
feeding is to maintain constitutional
Ten good grade cattle, well cared
for and fed, will return a better profit
than twenty scrubs left to caro for
In breeding with all classes of ani
mals there will bo somo inferior ani
mals, hence the necessity for continued
caro ful selection.
Young stock of all kinds need espe
cial care during tho next month or six
weeks on account of tho changeable
ncss of tho weather.
With sheep as with other stock a first
cross makes a good feeding animal, but
tho breeding cannot be carried any
farther with profit
Sheep will thrive better if they caa
bo given a ehange of pastures occasion
ally. In nearly all cases two pasture
aro better than one.
When kept for mutton alone tha
sheep require extra care. Good nast-
nrago with liberal feeding is necessary
to secure tho best results.
Filthy quarters at this time is often
the cause of disease among tho sheep,
especially when the weather Ls rainy
and the quarters get damp in addition.
Plenty of cheap pasturage in summer
and plenty of good rough feed in win
ter are two essentials in realizing tha
largest profit with cattle on tho farm.
Lambs, wool, muttons and manure
aro the four essential points of shcef
raising and with all four, if properly
managed, a fair profit should be real
A good grade of stock, good and
cheap pasturage, plenty of cheap feed
during the winter, and good care ars
the essentials of profitable cattlo keep
ing. While cattle relish green fbod early
in the spring it is a detriment to turn
them iuto pastures until the grass has
made a sufficient growth to furnish a
full supply of feed.
Because a hog occasionally delights
In wallowing in tho mud is hardly a
sufficient reason for considering them
naturally filthy. Give them a fair op
portunity and they will keep cloaa.
Behold the lnt3. beloved of God,
Washed af e their robes in Jesus' blood
llriphter 'nan angels, Io! they shine.
Their glories splendid and sublime.
Through tribulation great they came:
They bore the cross and scorned tho shaos,
Nov. in the heavenly temple blest,
AVith God they dwell; on Him they rest
While everlasting aijca roll.
Eternal lovo shill feast their soul,
And scenes of bliss forever new,
Kise in succession to tkeir view.
The Tallow Tree.
The tallow tree reaches forty feet in
height the seeds of the flowers of
which are covered with something re
sembling tallow, which rises to the top
when the seeds are thrown into boiling
water, and, being skimmed off and
pressed, makes a hard cake of tallow,
from which excellent candles arc man
ufactured and which can be used in ra
rious salves and ointments. The tree
producing this really valuable sub
stance is a native of China, but now is
to be found all along our southern sea
coast Detroit Free Press.
Mamma (to daughter) Now, Eu
genia, this i a new life to both of us.
If your poor, lamented father was
alwe we wouldn't be reduced to the
necessity of keeping a boarding-house.
Eugenia Well.mamma, there doesn't
seem to be any other course left us.
Mamma I know it Eugenia, Yon
must be very circumspect and while
polite to all, you must in your late,
lamented, nautical father's words, "re
E-jgenia Don't you think, mamma,
we ought to leave, that to the hash?-x
Texas Sif tings.
Set out your new currant plantation
as soon as the condition of the ground
Pat your sawdust oround your cur
rant and gooseberry bushes. Thoy need
good manure also and will pay for it
If not already done cover over you
strawberry bed with straw to remaia
and protect the fruit from tho ground.
One advantage with early planted
corn is that it has a better opportunity
to ger well established beforo hot dry
weather sits in.
Clover can be made to add to tha
fertility of the soil and also furnish
good feed both early and late during
the growing season.
Economy is the proper term for good
farming. Save the littles all around.
Chips will make as good fire while they
last ag big cord wood.
T'be larger the variety of good
grasses in the pasture tho better and
longer tho supply of feed can bo main
tained throughout the season.
One of the best crops to grow and
plow under to increase the fertility ol
the soil is buckwheat by sowing early
two crops can be grown in one season.
Arrange to plant or sow some crop;
this spring that if needed can be cut off
and fed green during the summer if
needed, to keep the cattlo in a good,
In setting out trees, shrubs berry
plants, berry bushes or flowers, be
sere you leave no open interstices un
der the roots; make sure that tho soil
touches the roots at every point
When there i3 an in sufficient acre
age of meadow to supply plenty of hay
it will be a good plan to sow millet oi
Hungarian, either will make good hay
if cut in good season and properly
When you set a broody hen give hei
a green sod for the bottom of her nest;
it tends to keep moisture for the eggs.
Mark the date of the setting on each
egg and seo to it that no hens lay to
her or break her eggs.
The best sight for the plum orchard
is ono located where the poultry fre
quent the most as they are a great
help in the work of destroying insect
pests that injure the trees ani fruits;
plant reasonably close together.
A good plan to prevent crotched trees
from splitting is to twist and fasten,
two small limbs together. This should
be done while the trees are compara
tively smalt so that as they grow they
will become more closely united.
Now is the time to put the bands of
cotton batting around apple trees to
prevent the female of the canker worm
from ascending the tree to lay he
eggs. If captured in the loose cotton
she perishes in the struggle to free
herself, and the eggs, if laid, do not
hatch and the foliage of the tree i
preserved from injury.
A long-handled shoTel, which can b
nsed without stooping, saves the bad
of the man who uses it
Any boor when no other work ia
pressing can be put in to advantage ia
forking over the manure heap.
Tire -winter winds often pile up tha
leaves of the -woods so that they may
be easily gathered and used lor bed-dir-.g
down live stock when &traw ia
Cultivating the ground for flowers
and delicate early -vegetables can b
better accomplished by a four-tiocd.
spading fork than with a spade.
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