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An Earnest Worker.
"I must go to work," said Ralph,
with a positive air,
"But you need a test through the
Rummer," Mid his mother, with an
anxious glance at the slender boy who
had studied hard and grown beyond
his Rtrengtu during the past wlntor.
"I can't rest at your expense,
though," said Ralph, with an afectloa
ate glance. "I'm through High School
nownever expected to bo, shouldn't
have been If you hadn't pushed me on
from year to year, not lotting me stop
when I knew I ought to. I can't even
now see how you managed It, poor
"Well, It's done now, and we've got
It," aald mother, with a triumphant
"And now it'a time for me to be
taking care of you. Mr. Carey," to a
friendly next door neighbor who had
sauntered In and with a slight nod had
take"n Ills seat near Ralph on a step of
the, porch, "do you know of anything .1
could get to do for the summer that
would keep "me out nt dooraT"
"Something easy," put In his mother.
"Well, It looks to me that the bust
thing you could do would bo to get out
on a farm for a while and get a little
flesh on your bones and your muscles
toughened up a bit."
"Wouldn't It be hard work?" In
"I'm not afraid of work," said
"No, you'ro not," said Mr. Carey.
"It seems to me,' ma'am," he went on,
"that easy boys and oasy places never
mnonnt to much. A boy that's got
anything in him Is going In for thu
tugs as they como along."
"That's it," said Ralph, In hasty
agreement. Now, please go on and
talk as If mother were not hero or,
being here," with a pat on her shoul
der, "were not such a gooso."
"You want to go In for something
permanent In the fall," went ou Mr.
"Yes, but good places are hard for
boys who have no ouo to push them."
'!And in the meantlmo you want to
build up your strength. Now If you
had some money to put Into it you
would go off to tho Boashore and do
some boating and play golf and tennis
and como back about halt as strong
as if you get out Into tho country and
"There's work about it, sure
enough," said Ralph to himself at a
few evenings later he stood and
watched with Interested eyes the vari
ous labors attendant upon the closing
In of night on a large farm. Horses
to be stabled and fed poor, patient
animals, waiting for the rest which
followed faithful labor. Cows to be
milked and looked after; busy women
hurrying to minister to tht wantB ot
hungry men, smaller animals to be
housed work, work on all hands.
Work Ralph found it as put to It tho
ne,xt day. Ho had expected to do
chorea ut, first, but with prospects of a
change of weather and a valuable crop
in need of being secured, all hands
woro called to the field. For the first
hour in which, in tho freshness of tho
morning he followed tho reaper, shock
ing the sheaves thrown out by lu
skilled manipulation, ho drew In tho
air with delight as ho brought to tho
work all tho strongth given by enthu
siastic determination to do his best lu
whatever came to hand.
But as the sun grow higher It shona
down more unpltylngly upon unused
muscles, which began to cry out
against such unaccustomed demands
upon them. His back ached, his hands
were blistered, his arms seemed to
grow numb. Ho looked oft to tho shado
ot a clump of trees at one side ot tho
field. Oh, to lie for a few moments In
their friendly shado. Rut work must
go on. There wero boys uo oldor than
himself in the great expanse of grain,
which under the burning sun's rays
daxzlcd.hla.Qyes, who .worked with en
ergy. No thought ot stopping for rest
until the welcomo mld-morulug lunch
As Ralph finished dinner, too tired
to feel the hearty appetite which would
wait on his labor when he became
more habituated to it, he rose from tho
table with tho feeling that stern deter
mination was the only thing on which
ho could build any hope ot being able
jto hold on through the afternoon
.hours. But a pair ot kindly eyes had
been taking heed ot tho slender boy,
and as the men again turned toward
tho field Mrs. Lano, the farmer's wife,
"I want somebody to help In tho
garden, picking berries this afternoon.
Can't you spare Ralph?"
"The crop's got to bo saved," said
Mr. Lane, unwillingly.
"So has the berry crop. The rain
will be as bad for them as for any
Ralph could scarcely believe his good
fortune in being able to keep quiet In
the berry patch, sometimes in the
shade, sometimes able to rest his ach
ing limbs by sitting under a well
loaded bush. Ho might have taken
time for a nap, even, In the quiet, but
would not allow himself anything but
to do his faithful best in return toe
what ho felt sure was an act of kindly
Notwithstanding many such little In
terpositions between him and tho
everyday drudgery Ralph could never
look hack upon thoso first two weeks
without a tearful remembrance of stiff
bones and sore muscles awakening
from tho sound slcop which rewards
toll to feel as though the cruel duties
ot tho day could not be undertaken.
Rut his resolution did not fall, anl ho
was at length able to rejolco In a
time In which ho could go to work with
out tho anticipation of depressing ex
haustion nt tho close ot the day.
"You're doing Just about threo good
things besides Kcttlng strong," Neigh
bor Carey said on the occasion of one
of Ralph's over-Sunday visits home.
"And whRt may they bo?"
"Supporting yourself, and a little
"Yes, that's good."
"Getting a knowledge of farming a
real profession, and wotth a young
fellow learning If only he has sense'
to know It."
"Yes, I do begin to soe me las and
outs of things a little just-enough to
be able to see there' a good deal to
"And building up a good character
jor inuusiry ana square dealing witn
tho folks you' work with. That's tho
best of all."
"Whore's tho little brown Jersey
Mrs. Lano had como out to whero
tho cows were being milked and asked
It, missing ono of her favorites. Curi
ously enough tho boy who had brought
up the cows had not noticed that sho
was not among them. He went to
look for her, but camo back without
"Must have strayed out of tho pas
turo and got Into the woods," said the
farmer. "Well, here's a chance for all
hands. She's a valuable animal, and
rausU't cojunnllked If we can help 'If?'
"I don't know whether I .should want
to be a farmer 6r not," Ralph com
muned with himself as ho and two or
three others took different ways in
searching for the Jersey cow. "If it
often meant tramping round when I'm
tired out with the day's work and
think I'm done certainly I wouldn't.
Well, as I see no prospect of ever hav
ing a farm It's little use to bother over
the matter. Where Is that cow?"
He walked, to the extreme end.ot the
pasture which lay alongside of the
great wheat field In which he had
scored his first triumph of resolution
over muscle. Rack ot the fields was a
strip of woods much frequented by
picnic parties, Into which the cattle
sometimes strayed through detective
places in tho fence.
, "I don't see anything ot her. I
guess I'll go back. It'a likely some of
the others will find her."
But it was not In Ralph's nature to
do things by halves, and he continued
his walk to where tho trees were thick
est, bounded at length by a board
On approaching it as he made his
way among tho trees Ralph saw some
thing which made hlrheart 'stand still.
"I thought. I smelted smoke, and
there 'tis. Fire!"
An unconscious impulse led him to
raise his voice at the last word, not
withstanding his knowledge that there
was little chance ot any one being
A party of campers had left the re
mains of a fire which by slow degrees
had made Its way to the fence, on
which with vigorous hold It was now
working Its way along toward the
grain fields. In a moment, in which he
Involuntarily stood in consternation,
Ralph took In tho situation and all it
There had been a protracted drought
and everything was as dry as tinder.
Very well tho boy knew that flamo,
onco getting a hold ou that stubble
field, swept by tho lively wind toward
hoiuo lightly built sheds on the out
skirts of the farm buildings, not only
tho great grain stneks which bore for
him tho rocord ot many an aching limb
but all the valuuble belongings ot the
farm would bo in great dangor.
Whut was he to do? Whatever It
was must bo done quickly. No water
near nothing to work with, not even
a stone with which to hammer off
thoso boards. No holp, for no response
came to his cry. He sprang at the
fence and beat aud pulled with terri
ble energy. Fortunately It was old,
and though well made, soon began to
tromble under his assaults. One panel
torn down, but already the flame creep
ing along the dried grass had caught
on the next one. No matter for
scorched hands It must come down.
All tho while, with shouts for help ot
which he himself was scarcely con
scious. Would It be ot no avail?
Noarer the wheat stubble crept the
'wily roe, so quiet, so Intent on its
work of destruction.
With all his strength he toro at tho
fence, laying It low with heavy strokes
and pulls. And as the smoko curled
mockingly lu his face and his breath
came In heavy gasps welcomo cries
mingled with his own and other and
stout hands joined lu tho work of res
Ralph had a good chance for rest
before his hands recovered from tho
cruel experience. Ho was taken homo
and mado much of by his mother, who,
ho laughingly Insisted, would rather
aeo him lying still thau working, even
at such a cost.
Mr. Lano came to see him after a
"I'm almost ready to go back to
work," said Ralph.
"I a'pose it will bo good for you to
keep it up for a while." He took hold
ot the boy's arm with a smile. "You
couldn't have done what you did last
week when you first camo to us."
"No, Indeed," said Ralph. "I'm
thankful I had some strength ready
for such a call."
"What are you going to do when tho
summer's over?" asked Mr. Lane.
"That's what I don't know," said
Ralph, with an anxious look. There
was a little silence.
"I'm not going to forget," resumed
Mr. Lane, "that under Providence I
owo the eavlng ot my stuff to you.
Now, It would be a good thing for me
If I could keep you right there for I
like to havo an honest worker about
me. But you're the kind that had
better do something else except for a
month lu summer to get tho tan and
muscles on again. I havo a brother in
business In town, and If you think
you'd like somo Bort ot a situation
with him he'll do 'most anything I
ask him hey?"
"I never thought ot such a chance
opening for me when I went out to
do chores," said Ralph, after express
ing his thanks and appreciation of the
"No, but you've worked for it, and
good pay ought to follow good work
and generally does, so far as I've no
Candled Cherries.-Boll a cup of
granulated sugar with a gill ot water
until the moment It reaches the stage
where it begins, to turn yellow: lie
move Immediately from the fire, add a
few drops of lemon juice and keep the
syrup warm over hot water while you
dip the cherries, one at a time, holding
each by the stem, In the hot syrup.
Spread on oiled paper to dry.
Cherry water or shrub Is an old
tlmo beverage, refreshing on a hot
day. Stem two pounds of cherries,
pour over then two quarts of boiling
water and let steep for two hours on
the back of the stove. Boll a pint ot
sugar with' a pint of water rapidly for
ten minutes. Strain the cherry Juice
into the syrup, pressing the fruit to
extract all the julco. When cold put
on Ice for several hours, when It Is
ready, to serve. For cherry sherbet,
boll three plntB of water and two
pounds of sugar for ten minutes.
Strain the syrup and add one pint of
cherry juice and the Juice of a quar
ter of a lemon. When quite cold
Cherry Bavarlos or Bavarian Cream
with Cherries. This recipe for cherry
Bavarlos comes from the chef of a fa
mous New York hotel. Take one quart
of freshly picked, thoroughly ripe,
stoned cherries, mash them with four
tnble8poonfttls of finely powdered
sugar and pass them through, a coarso
sieve. Put this puree aside until
wauted. Now dissolve one and one
half ounces or gelatine In a gill or
warm water, adding half a pound ot
sugar; when dissolved add the Juice of
an orange and twenty drops of lemon
Juice. Pass the gelatine through a
sieve and stir until It gets cold, adding
the puree of cherries gradually. Place
It on the Ice, and as the mixture
thickens, mix It with four tablespoon
fuls of rich whipped cream. It Is then
ready for the freezer, In which it ro
malns until trapped; It must not be
stirred. Serve In cut glass cups with
whipped cream on the top, prepared as
follows.' To a pint ot cream add four
tablespoonfuls of sugar, the Juice ot
o.errle, sufficient to color It, and a
tablespoonful of thick gelatine, made
from isinglass. Whip the cream after
these Ingredients are in till it is stiff;
then add to the top ot the Bavarois.
Damson Jam. Fill a stone Jar with
fine ripe damson plums. Cover, stt in
a kettle of boiling water and cook till
the stones separate from the pulp.
Pour Into a broad bowl or pan; cool,
pick out the stones and mash the pulp
till a smooth consistency. Allow one
and one-halt pounds ot brown sugar to
one quart ot pulp and boil slowly in n
porcelain-lined kettle for an hour or
more, skimming it well. Fill small,
wlde-mouthcd stone Jars and keep un
covered In a cool, dark place two days.
Thon cover with a parafine and a
paper cap fitted on with white of egg.
After a while it will be firm enough
to cut llko cheese.
Onion Soup Take one dozen tips ot
young onions and cut In small pieces,
cooking them in ono pint water, table
spoon butter, salt and pepper. Strain
and add one pint or more of rich milk.
Thicken nnd serve with small bits ot
Fruit salad makes a nice dessert for
hot weather. Any kind ot fruit may bo
used, strawberries, stoned cherries,
shredded sliced pineapple, sliced or
anges and bananas, or any kind that
one happens to have. Cover tho fruit
with cold syrup and add tho Juice of
a lemon. Let this gut cold and serve in
' To Havo flood Teeth.
All persons, old 'and young, Bhould
have their teeth examined onco every
elx months by a competent dentist,
says II. 0. Vorhlcs, D. D. 3., In Wom
an's Home Companion. Decay will be
present and tartar forming, which
nothing but a thorough examination
will reveal. Professional service ren
dered In time means high-class work,
less pain, and great economy. A tooth
filled when decay is slight will not be
sensitive, the operation not long, and
the filling lasting, becauso the oper
ator has more and better structure to
work on. He Is enabled to make the
walls ot the cavity thicker and strong
er, and wlth.8llght danger ot exposing
tho ntrve, tho 'dread and fear of all
when having teeth filled. Havo your
teeth attended to In time. Do not pro
crastinate Glva tho dentist good
tooth-structuro to work upon, and ho
will render you excellent service. One
perron In a hundred has good teeth;
nine ty-nino persons in a hundred could
have good teeth with the proper at
' The Schoolniaiter.
This is aiwayB a favorlto game, says
Portland Transcript. One or the play
ers Is chosen schoolmaster, and the
otheis, ranged in order in front ot
him, form the class. The master may
then examine the class in any branch
ot learning. Suppose him to choose
geography, he must begin with the
pupil at the head or the class, and ask
for the name ot a country or town bo
ginning with A. It the pupil does not
reply correctly before tho master has
counted 10, ho asks the next pupil,
who, if he answers rightly say, for
instance. "America" or "Amsterdam,"
in time goes to the head ot tho class.
Tho schoolmastor may go on In this
way through tho alphabot cither reg
ularly or at random, aa ho likes. Any
subject names of kings, queens,
poets, soldiers, etc. may bo chosen.
Tho questions and auswers must folio-
as quickly as possible. Who
ever falls to answor lu tlmo pays a
BEGIN NO W.
Now is the best time to begin the
study of botany. "Awful dry stuff," I
hear you say. Well, you'll aay differ
ently after a while, and, ere long, you
will bo reading up thoroughly In every
branoh of the science; that is, as far
as you can within the next throe
months, and you will be ablo to accom
plish a a-reat deal In that time If you
go about It systematically. Begin with
the planting of the seed and follow the
development and growth of the plant,
step by step, through all Its various
changes till the ripening ot Its seed.
Then take up morphology, then plant
relation, and so on. Keep right at It;
don't be satisfied with an ordinary
knowledgo ot the subject, but put your
heart in the study and learn it well.
And by the tlmo balmy spring comes
sailing up from the sunny South
heavy with the awect breath of violet
and clover and bringing .its glorious
wealth ot sunshlno and flowers nnd
birds and humming bees you will be
far advanced and can go Into tho fields
and study the living subjects with n
fund ot Knowledge that will compound
itself and bring you tenfold pleasure
and satisfaction. Your eyes will be
open to a wisdom and beauty to which
you wero blind before; the woods and
fields will have a new meaning for you
and you will love them In a different
Every plant nnd bush, every tree and
vine, will have a new interest for you;
you will see something In the com
monest leaf and In the unfolding ot a
delicate blossom you shall behold the
refinement ot tho subllmest consumma
tion, the most artistic mystery ot na
ture. These things which now you call
weeds or pretty blossoms and In which
you see nothing beyond their color,
will become living, breathing plants
with wonderfully Interesting lives and
characters. You will now take them
up tenderly and regard them In a way
that you never dtd before.
How much more Interesting will bo
your rambles when you become ac
quainted with the plants and blos
soms which decorate the fields and
roadsides, even though your acquaint
ance with the flowers be not extensive.
When the wintry days are past and
your fireside study is at an end you
will be Impatient to be afield, to watch
the sprouting vegetation and the open
ing ot the leaves. On these field ram
bllnga take your book with you or, it
you think you have advanced far
enough in botany to do without it,
leave it at home; study the plants
where they grow, try to name them,
and right here will be your most dif
ficult task; but bear in mind that each
step gained makes the next one easier
Don't be discouraged; for, after these
tedious steps are past, you are then at
the threshold ot the most delight
ful part of botany. Don't try to
cover too much ground; take your
tlmo and study the plants care
fullynot forgetting to note their
surroundings, make full use ot your
notebook and if you can sketch a lit
tle, so much the better; when you come
across plants thnt aro especially Inter
esting to you take thorn homo with
you and press them. Now your days
afield will no longer be empty and void
ot beauty, but will be filled with a now
Interest and a charm that never grows
old; the plants will be your compan
ions and your entertainers; you can
not take the shortest walk but what
you will meet some old friend whom
you will be delighted to see, and every
ramble will add to your list of ac
quaintances and you will exclaim,
"What a pleasure It Is to know the
flowers!" Sports Afield.
The following Is taken from Foot
ball by Camp and Deland:
Don't tall to play a fast game. Line
up Instantly after each down. Your
game is twice as effective It there are
Don't sing. Scrapping Is not foot
ball. More than this It provents good
Don't wait for the opposing runner
In the line. Break through and stop
him before he reaches tho line.
Don't let any player whom you
tackle gain an inch afterward. Never
let him gain his length by falling for
ward. Lift him oft his feet and throw
him back toward his goal.
Don't fall to try and take the ball
away from an opponent when he Is
tackled. Ma'ko a feature ot this, and
you will succeed oftener than you an
ticipate. Don't be satisfied with a superficial
knowledge ot tho rules: Master every
Don't make excuses, however good
they may be. There Is no room In
football for excuses.
Don't answer back to a coach upon
the field, even It you know htm to bo
wrong. Do exactly what he tells you
to do, 89 far as you are able, and re
member that strict obedience Is tho
first requirement ot a playor.
Don't lose your temper. The man
who cannot control his temper has no
business on tho football field.
Don't rest contented after a mlsplay.
Redouble every energy till it is re
deemed by some exceptionally bril
Don't stop if you miss' a tackle. Turn
Instantly nnd follow the runner at
your highest Bpeod. He is your man
now more than over. This is Im
portant. Don't weaken or slow down when
about to be tackled.
Don't forget that a touch-down Is
twico as valuable und only half as
dlfllcult to make In tho first thro min
utes of a game. Tho opponents aro
often not completely vaked up, and
tho moral effect of such an Immediate
scoro Is very great.
A WONDROUS 10Y.
Tbra li a box in our town
(And he la wondrona wlaa), -Wbe.
when, the ralneeatea .pouring down
And clodde o't rearead tba aklM,
8r. "I'll Jaet amlla tba baat I can,
No Matter bow It pouri,
And wa'll hate aunebloe In tba bouia
If It doea rain out o( doora."
Whin naugbty word ewarm tbreugh bla
And clamor to ba aald.
Ha abuta hla Ulh together tight
And aar, "I'll kill you dead
laleee reu will ba awaat and kind
And good and full of fun;
You cau't coma oat until you art
No, not a alngla 00a!"
Ha tblnka wbanka'a agrftwn-up man,
.With wile and aobtr faca.
He'll do eome wendroua dttd to maka ,
This earth a brlghttr place,
Uut nothing lu thla whole wide world
Can giro mora laatlog Joy
Or make mora aolld aunahlna
Than jutt little boy.
Doubled His Pay Twice
The "Sunday School Evancellst"
tells tho following Interesting story:
"A few years ago a large drug firm
In New York City advertised for a boy.
Next day the store was thronged with
applicants, among them a queer-looking
little fellow, accompanied by a
woman, who proved to bo his aunt, In
lieu of faithless parents, by whom he
had been abandoned. Looking at this
waif, the adyertlsor said:
'"Can't tako him; places all full.
Besides, he Is too small.'
" ' 1 know he Is small,' said the
woman, 'but he is willing and faith
ful.' "There was a twinkling in tho boy's
eyes which made the merchant think
again. A partner in the firm volun
teered tho remark that he 'did not see
what they wanted with such a boy; he
wasn't bigger than a pint ot elder.'
But after consultation the boy was set
"A few days later a call was made on
the boys in the store for some one to
stay all night. The prompt response
ot the little fellow contrasted well
with the reluctance of others. In the
middle of the night the merchant
looked in to see if all was right in the
store, and presently discovered the
youthful protege busy scissoring labels.
" 'What are you doing?' he said. 'I
did not tell you to work nights.'
" 'I know you did not tell me to, but
I thought I might as welt be doing
"In the morning the cashier got or
ders to 'double that boy'e wages, for
he Is willing.'
"Only a few weeks elapsed before a
how of wild beasts passed through
the street, and, very naturally, all
hands in the store rushed to witness
the spectacle. A thief saw his oppor
tunity and entered at the rear door to
seize something, but in a twinkling
found himself firmly olutched by the
diminutive clerk aforesaid, and after
a struggle, was captured. Not only
was robbery prevented, but valuable
articles taken from other stores were
recovered. When asked why he
stayed behind to watch when all
others quit their work, be replied:
"'You told me never to leave the
store when othrs wore absent, and I
thought I'd stay.'
"Orders were immediately given onco
more, 'Double that boy's wages, for he
Is willing and faithful.'
"To-day that boy is a member of the
tierman va. American Kxperlnaenta.
German and American experiment
stations differ widely and the experi
mental farm is a thing almost un
known In tho former country. This
plan of carrying on a small farm in
connection with the station, whero
field and feeding experiments aro con
ducted on a more or less nrantltai
scale, Is referred to as the "American.
system." Heveral years ago Professor
Maerckor of the Halle station mado a
tour of the American stations and was
much Impressed with the value ot the
tarm portion of the station equipment
as an accessory means ot studying cer
tain problems closely related to prac
tice, and ot verifying and testing tho
practlcnl application of laboratory In
vestigations. The Lnucbatadt Experimental farm,
which is connected with the Halle ata
tlon, Is an outgrowth of Professor
Maercker'B American trip, and is tho
only German representative ot the so
called American system.' This farm
was started about five years ago. In
nddltlon to Its fields nnd plats, whero
experiments In culture, fertilizing nnd
management of field crops aro carried
on, It has a herd of cattle which aro
used for feeding and dairy experi
ments. Several annual reports ot its
operations havo been reviewed in the
Record as they appoarcd. Tho farm
has evldontly attracted a good deal of
attention in Germany during tho few
yeara it has been in operation, nnd has
appealed strongly not only to practical
farmers and agriculturists, but to
higher officials as well.
As is generally known, tho Gorman
stations do not have any considerable
area ot land or conduct what wo un
derstand as field experiments, except
as they may do so In co-operation with
farmers, their culture work being car
ried on for the most part In vegetation
pots or small plats and qulto restrict
ed. Tho same Is true ot their feeding
experiments, which are made with a
small number ot animals and usually
cover only abort periods. While their
strictly scientific experiments havo
taught us much regarding the nutri
tion of animals nnd tho utilization of
food, as well as tho methods of in
vestigation, their more practical ex
periments must bo regarded as qulto
inferior In point ot method to their re
Tho Lauchstodt Experimental form
was In a sense a new departure In ex
periment station work, in Germany
Although It has been In operation so
short a time, It has given rise to a
popular demand for a number of sta
tions on that' plan,' which appear to
be receiving considerable support from
specialists and the press. Last fall
Profeeeor von Rurnkcr, of Breslau,
published an article in the Journal fur
Landwirtschaft, on the Importance of
experimental farms in eonnectlon with
agricultural experiment stations, in
this he paid a high trlbuto to the
American stations, and' maintained
that their German representative at
Lauchstadt had abundantly justified
Its establishment He thought It
should serve as an example to many
other German stations.
Tka lacoma from Mortal.
In his statement to the public in
which he predicted prosperity to the
farmers ot the great Mississippi valloy
for a long time to como, Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson had this to say or
It is not alone with tho corn, tho
hops, the beef and the wheat that the
Western farmer is doing well. Horses
are high. Farmers are doing well rais
ing horses for the market. There Is
every prospect that the present high
prices will continue. The horse has
come back to his own. He Is no long
er a drag in the market. For a time
the trolley and the bicycle ran him
out, but now he Is oa top again. Every
year London consumes 125,000 horses.
It Is an odd circumstance that Just
about half ot this supply comes from
tho United States. Last year we sent
abroad no fewer than 64,000 horses,
and nearly all of them went straight
to London. Nearly $8,000,000 was the
price paid for them, and -practically
all of that largo sum went right into
tho pockets of the farmers or the
There is tho mule, too. Last year
we sold 43,000 mules to our foreign cus
tomers, chiefly English, and that
brought 14,000,000 more to our Wost
ern and Southern farmers. One curi
ous thing Is that the cnyuse pony has
been virtually swept off the Western
plains. He has gone to Sweden and
Lapland, where dried reindeer meat Is
such a favorite. It is reported that the
smartest connoisseurs cannot tell the
difference between dried reindeer and
dried cayuso pony.
Farklag a Traav.
First lay out the wardrobe to be
packed. Fold the skirts and petticoats
to Just fit within the trunk. Lay tis
sue paper betweon the folds and wads
of It in the sleeves of waists. Put the
underclothing and heavy things In the
bottom of the trunk. Pack a layer,
filling the corners well and lay a sheet
of tissue paper or brown paper over
the layer; then pack another and lay
another sheet of paper. Pack rather
tightly to prevent the contents of the
trunk slipping back and forth. Where
there are trays, tack tapes to their
sides and tie securely down over the
contents or the trays. It is a good
idea to cut down the bonnet box to fit
in the trays. Put a tew stitches In the
hat or bonnet to hold It securely to the
box and either pack tissue paper or
soft articles that will not crush the
headgear around it. It is well to pack
small things as handkerchiefs, veils,
ribbons, etc., in small boxes, and thoso
may be put In tho tray. Always havo
a small box filled with aewlng articles
as ono is indispensable in traveling.
For constant use sin traveling, cheese
cloth replaces tissue paper very well.
The trays may bo placed on a table or
chair to avoid tho leaning over that
la so fatiguing.
lie Wa Up to tba Limit.
A young society woman tells to
New York Sun a story of a very little
newBboy who so appreciated her kind
ness to him nt a newsboys' dinner that
be went to tho extent of great suffer
ing for her sake. At least she thinks
it was appreciation, but others have
doubts. At all events, the young
woman who, with a number of others,
was engaged in serving the boys, no
ticed this llttlo boy way off at one end
ot tho table. Many ot his larger fel
lows wero already hard at work on the
various good things, but this little
fellow had evidently been neglected.
Clearly here was a case ot urgent
charity, bo tho amateur waitress flew
to his side, and for an hour sho saw
to it that he did not lack for anything.
Plato utter plate ot turkey was literal
ly showerod upon him. Finally, as sho
set another piece of plum pudding In
front nt him, he rolled his eyes meekly
toward her and said in muffled tones:
"Well, miss, I kin chew, but I can't
swauer no moro!"
The manufacture of peanut butter
Is on the Incrcaso and is becoming an
Important commercial product "Pea
nut buttor Is mado by grinding pea
nuts very fine," said a gentleman the
other day( "and reducing the mass to a
pasty substance, a portion, at least, of
the large amount ot oil contained be
ing removed. Some salt is added tor
flavoring, and the result is a cheap
and nourishing 'spread' for crackers
and bread, tho nutritious value ot
which Is now recognized by many
physicians. Nuts have always been
known to contain fat and strongth
glvlng elements, and its absolute pur
ity makes It an excellent product for
the poor, aa it can bo manufactured
at a fraction ot the expense of cream
butter. Tho industry is growing rap
idly and peanut buttor is extensively
used in tho largo cities of today."
A contemporary says; "It is very
unsatisfactory work doctoring sick
fowls." Yes, It Is; but wo havo tho
consolation of knowing that by right
management wo can largely avoid tho
necessity for such doctoring.
Nothing Is bettor for plants than to
bo set out In a gentle, warm ruin.
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