Hemingford herald. (Hemingford, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1895-190?, October 25, 1895, Image 6

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flip Author of "Unntn tnin'n t'nbln."
Mrs. Harriot lleecher Stowo colobra
led hor 83rd year somo weeks ago amid
almost national rejoicings. Tho gen
cr.il health of tho famous authoress of
"Undo Tom'B Tallin is better than it
vns on her birthday last yenrj licr np
pciite is cxcollene, and her strength
puch that nh Is to be teen dally during
fine wenther walking- about tho pretty
neighborhood or Hartford, Her Connec
ticut homo. Mrs Stowo's physical pow
er aro remarkable, in view of tier ad
vanced years and nodonbthc-r fondness
for outdoor life bin done much to keep
iter in such good condition.
Llko n Vmiinmu Scrpctit
Hidden In tho prnss, malaria but waits our
nptnonch, to spring at and fatten lto fatigft
upon us. There Is, however, ft certain au.ll
1ovo to Its venom which romlcr It power
Jpks for evil, llnstottor'tt Momni'h Hitters Ii
thin ncltnowlcdsert and world-fnmccl speci
fic, n ml It, R Iicldc tidy, a thorough ciiru
tlvofor rhonmntltm, ilysnoyfllit, llvt-rcom-plulnt.
cofistipat on. la Krltipo and norvous
nefcs. In couvalosconco and uso itlory
Tho discussion of tho liquor question
is an Important feature of tho North
American Review for October, Drs.
Wnldo nnd Walsh describing in tho
light of English statistics tho Influence
of environment in developing tho drinlc
habit, and tho l?cv. Dr. F. (A Igdchort,
pastor of tho Park Avenuo Methodist
Episcopal church in New York city, ad
vocating in "Tho Haloon and tho Bab
bath," tho enforcement of tho present
ixclsa law in Now York.
Not tllo ICxpf-ctml Anttrnr.
Jbnesnsked his wife. "Why Is a bus
band like dough?" Ho expected she
would ylro it up, and was going to toll
her it was "because a woman needs
him," but she said it was becauso ho
was hard to pet oir her hands " Then
the domestic entente cordialo was
milled. Boston Globe.
Aro Inseparably connected. Tho for
mer depend ahuply, solely, solidly
.upon the latter. If it b pure they nro
properly fed and there is no " nervous
ness." It It Is impure they nre fed on
rcfuso and tlio horrors of nervous
pronntion result. Feed tho norves
on pure blood. Jlauo puro blood and
keep it puro by taking
The One Truo Blood Purlflcr,
Hrrri'a fiSIo. thmineixiiiiinr pin anil
11UUU rlllS tuiully cathartic. 25c.
fc... ..' .
C World' Pair I IIKIHI'ST AU'Ami. 3
i Is unquestionably a most I
jvaluaMe FOOD t sick
rooni,wliere either little
lone or adult needs deli-
ce nniirfchtasr rifVH?
e John Carlo & Sons, New York.
will euro
And hlnnri lrmihta T1ilr.1.ti .1U.
eae, inflammation ol kidneys,
rheumatism, gout, neuralgia,
backache, nnithf. cif-..ia.
nes, amcmla, U.zrltiess, etc., by
ya BeUft tilth hm Mis Paul Cilpe.
Br. Hobb's
Little Liver Pills
i will cure
Stomach Troubles
heartburn, constipation, IiicIIkcs.
Won, flatulence, bad breath, palpi
tation, loss of appetite, etc. by
i ccntly acting on the liver and
IkjwcIs. Purelv vcuttuhlr om! the-
I only Jlvcr pills that don't gripe
Write r.rrv.lak,
CMcno. Sn Fiinciico.
:&&&&&&'& i
It excellent for nil throat Inllsmwutloim and fur
asiiiina. lOniutrin
tlvest vrtll invariably
derive beneflt from
IU iibc, aa ( quietly
abalra tlio cough,
1 t-tiuuis expectora
tion coy, arhituni;
ualnro In restoring
waptcd tluoe.
Time i I.Mt;e per
cental ol tlioee who
anpiioK) thilr ce
t be cousumption
who are only suffer
hi-z from a ehronlfi
cold or deep (eated couirli, oficn apgravated by
catarrli. Foi catarrh ne Kly' tToam Ilalui. Uoiu
rctnedtes are ttleanant to ue. Cream Itnlui, 60c pur
bottle; PiDeoiaHa'eam.xSc at Dnn glau. Inquau
title of J'.'.M n ill (lclH or on receipt of auiounL
ELY mtOTlllCIIH, M Warren St., Kew York.
l Xv ' "-
"My "sister W3J afflicted Mf.
with a severo caao of kcrof- L fc
ula. Our doctor rorommeuded -
Ayor's Sarsaparilla as being CUTSCS
tho host blood-puriflor within
his experience. "Wogavohor til6SG
tills medicine, nod a complcto
euro was tho result." Wa. wn
O. JENKINS, Dewcose, Neb. IWUa
Slielln for TTall Pocket,
"I have often wondered," Raid a fish
erman, "that somebody didn't fix up a
lot of horseslioo crab shells nnd put
them an tho market ns wall pockets.
They aro commonly used for that pur
pose in ftahcrraona houses for catchalls
nnd for slipper holders, and vory pretty
they aro, too. Tho horseshoe crab
Is in two parts, joined by a hinge across
tho back about two-thirds of tho way
from the front. Jn makinir a wall nook
et tho rear pnrtof the shell iscut away;
that leaves tho top of tho shell as it
hangs, crescent-shaped. A holo labored
in each part of tho crescentfor tho ends
of tho cord or ribbon that is to support
tho shell, which is backed with paste
board. Komo dyo them with utiolino
dyes, but oftoner thoy simply vurnlsh
them, showing tho natural color of the
shell, which is a dark brown.- Now
York Hun.
noirnro of Otnttuonti for Catarrh That
Contain Mercury,
As mercury will suroly destroy tho
senso of smell and completely derange
Uie whole system when entering it
through the mucous surfaces. Such ar
ticles should never be used except on
prescriptions from reputable physi
cians, ns the damage tluy will do is ten
fold to tho good you can possibly derlvo
from them. Hall'B Catarrh Cure, manu
factured by F. J. Cheney & Co.. Toledo,
O., contains no mercury, and is taken
internally, aotlng directly upon tho
blood and mucous surfaces of tho sys
tem, In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure, bo
sure you get the genuine. It Is taken In
ternally, nnd m.ido In Toledo, Ohio, by
V. J. ChPney & Co. Testimonials free.
Sold by druggists; price, 75c per bot
tle. Hall's Family Pills. 2fic.
Hutiii Mnimcrd It.
A T.lvi'tvinl mrrrli!irl fntiAnllv wnnt
to his head clerk and said:
"John, I owo about xio.ooo, and all I
riOSSCSB is 4.000. whlr.h !r Innltori nr, In
tho safe. I have been thinking- that
tlllft Is thn vrrh t. fitnA trt rtinlrn rm ne.
sljynme nt, but what planslblo pretext
i can gtvo my crcauors, i Know not.
You havo plenty of brains; think tho
mutter over and let mo havo your de
cision in tho morning-." ,
Tho clerk promised to do so.
On entering- tho otllco tho next morn
ina tho merchant found the safe open,
tho money gone, and In its placu a lot
tor which read ns follows:
"I havo taken tho 1,003 and havo
gone to South America. It is tho best
excuse you can givo your creditors.'
London Tid-lllls.
Jjro Jtcstorer. Jso FlUatter the tiivtoiiy'a umi.
21arvloiucui-c Trratlnonti.l 2irlallottli'frr.ti
tUnukt. b.-uaU)lji-,jiiini-,iaiAri.UBt.,l'Ulu.,i'n.
A Itusy Slim.
Hugh Tudor, of Dawn, Jdo., strives to
combino business with humor. On his
business envelopes is printed tho fol
lowinp; in one corneri "If not called
for within ten duys return to Hugh
Tudor, Dawn, Mo,, secrotary of tho
Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. of Liv
ingston County, and secretary of tho
Second Congressional Cyclone, Torna
do and Wind Storm Co,," and tho fol
lowing uddltional statement appears in
another corner;. "I sell insurance,
n-Tllillst noclrlnnts. fli-iv dnUi vli,t
storms, sigh kloans, tornadoes, loss of
iicpo, lossor reni, poverty ana -u nus
lands, and Issuo bond insurance"
A T.nzy IliiMmntl.
A country newspaper reports a brief
colloquy between u woman and her
lazy husband. Sho was busy, and tho
baby was crying, and tho man, so far
ns uppears, was doing nothing.
"John," sho satd, "I wish you would
rock tno baby. "
"Oh, bother," was the answer, "why
should I rock the baby?"
"Why, becauso ho isn't very well nnd
I have this mending to do. llesides.
hnlf of him belongs toyou anyhow, and
you ought to bo willing to help tako
caro of him."
"Well, half of him belongs to you,
too, and you can rock your half and lot
my half holler."
Tho Land omijj Ilcd Apples, is an
nttractlvo nnd Interesting book, handsomely
illustr ted with views of South Missouri
concry, including tho famous Odea fruit
farm of 3,000 ncroi in Hoioll county. It
pprtalcs to fruit raising In that great fruit
belt of America, tho southern alopo of tho
Qznrds, nnd will prove of groat value, not
ouly to fruit-grower, but to every fnrinor
and homcaoekor looking for a form and a
Mallod froe.
J. E. Locjcwood,
Kansas City, Mo.
An important papor, "Tho Future in
Relation to American Naval Power,"
is contributed to tho October Harper's
by Captnin A. T. Malum, V. S. N who
advocates tho maintenance of a strong
navy, not only for national defence,
but for tlio promotion of tho interests
of tho United States in tho interna
tional complications which are certain
to nrlso in tho near future through tho
growing importance of China and Ja
pan and tho approaching absorption of
ult the unclaimed islands of tho sea by
tho great powers of tho world.
Tlio Teeth.
"Even absolutely clean teeth will de
cay," said a dentist, "but constant caro
in this respect greatly prolongs tho life
of a tooth. Thogenural health usually
has a good deal to do with it. PeopYo
used to think that it was a useless ex
penditure to havo children's teeth tilled
before tho arrival of tho second set, but
more of them aro being educated to
tho fnct that tho longer tho first set is
preserved the better tho quality of tho
second hot will bo. Every child, as
soon as ho is able to handlo a brush,
should have ono and bo taught to uso
it regularly."
Marrinfjo is a failure whenoverit Is a dis
nprointmeut. "Afflicted for sovon years,
with what appeared to bo a
cancer in the face, other
trcatmont being of no bent-lit,
I tried Ayer's Sarsaparilla.
The result is that in ono year,
all trnco of canco 1m been
removed." Mrs. Jonx IJ.
I'.ivr.r.s, Manchester, N. II.
ATM. Ltvingaton JUImm, a r.nily of Cul
ture nnd llcflnoment, ?mbntcca tlio
Now Faith nnd Is Surrounded Iiy in
fluential Follower!.
Mlmms., of Atlan
ta, Oa., Is a unique)
flgtire.Thc disciples
uU of a new faith or a
pow art are general
ly called, and often
aro, fanatics. Thoy
Eoldom cbme from
tho inner circle of
conventional socie
ty, for conventional
Eocloty is opposed to anything cavo con
ventionality. Mrs. Mimmo, however,
was some years nco a leading social
light In tho best sonso of tho word; a
brilliant and boautlful woman, endowod
with a rnro and comprehensive Intel
lect, which sho cultivated to tho utmoot
in every possible lino of litoraturo and
art. Sho drew nbout her all tho per
sona of cultivation in her social world.
In thoso days sho could bo said to havo
had tnoro of what tho French term a
salon thnn any other woman in the
south. Sho was tho high priestess of
art and letters.
For ten years sho had been an inva
lid, but her sufferings left no traco upon
her mind, or upon her face. Sho had
tried all sorts of remodlcs and all sorts
of physicians, spending thousands of
dollars with the hopo of restoring her
health. At this tlmo bIio becamo inter
ested in Christian sclenco through ono
of tho disciples of Mrs. Eddy, tho Chris
tian scientist of Boston. Through the
instruction of this young Christian sci
entist Mrs. Mlmms' health began rapld-
ly to Improve. Sho is nn extremely ro
ceptlvo and sympathetic woman, and
sho becamo absorbed with the. idoa of
spiritual power. This power sho did
not claim as part of her human person
ality, but as tho gift of tho Creator.
The faith of Christian science, as she
expounds it, is a beautiful one. It is
tho non-acceptanco of evil either
through tho mind or body. Her creed
is thnt to the human being whose soul
strength Is fully developed thero can be
no Bin, no pain, no death. She takes the
idea of death as it is taught in tho Bible,
lltorally translating it as a transition
to immortal life. Sho doe3 not believe
In wearing weeds of woo for tho dead;
her faith is ono of cheerfulness. She
refuses to entertain in her own mind
tho idea of evil. Sho says that the mil
lennium will come when tho creatures
of thlB earth throw off the acknowledge
ment of Bin and death; then, nnd only
then, will thoy enter into their heritage
of immortal life.
This Is her creed as nearly as I can
expound It, and its verity sho claims to
havo tested now f6r ten, years in her
own llfo. Ho health has become per
fect since she espoused it and sho has
seemed to becomo younger over day un
der its influence. As soon as she be
camo convinced that Christian science
was for her tho greatest truth that Ufa
held, hor own llfo changed materially.
She practically gavo up the world. Sho
relinquished social honors and pleas
ures. To tho poor and needy sho devo
ted her tlmo and money, responding to
every call made upon her. Her wholo
tlmo is now devoted to humanity.
At first Mrs. Mlmms found her faith
a difficult matter. When Bho first ox
pounded hor hollof thero were many to
criticise and scoff. Of this fact she her
self says: "I havo borne everything; the
disapprobation of friends, tho ridicule
of strangers, I am the last one in tho
world to have braved such things under
ordinary circumstances, but my belief
was stronger and greater than it all, I
had found the truth and nothing could
inako me relinquish it."
Gradually followers came to her. Con
verts, however, havo come from the
ranks of serious reading and thinking
people At first she held her meetings
every .Friday and Sunday in a small
room In the center of the city. Soon
that became inadequate for tho crowds
which assomblcd to hear her, and so tho
quarters woro moved to a handsome
building on Peachtreo street Sorno
months ago word went forth from Mrs.
Kddy th: tho disciples of Christian
science were to give no moro talks or
sermons, hut wero to read from the
book on that faith and expound its
meaning. She still occasionally reads
at tho rooms nnd has private talks with
her friends on Bclencc.
Mrs. Mlmms is the wife of Major Liv
ingston Mlmms, a southerner of wealth
and distinction, whoso daughter is Mrs.
Joseph Thompson, president of tho wo
man's department of tho Cotton States
and International Exposition. Now
and then Mrs. Minims will attend a
dinner or luncheon, nnd this is consid
ered a rnro treat to her old friends.
Mrs. Minims' snow white hair makes
a sort of halo about her forehead, Her
complexion is ns clear as a child's, and
her eyes aro almost as babyish. Sho Is
always well dressed, blue and lilae be
ing tho shades sho chiefly favors. Sho
is not old in spirit, for she has lived
up to her faith that thoro is no ago or
sorrow or death to thoso whose souls
have attained the highest strength.
Jlrlcf Skotch of n Man Now In the,
rubllo Kto.
William Collins Whitney was born in
North Conway, Mass., July 5, 1841. His
father was Scotch, his mother was Irish.
They were well-to-do people and their
son found no barriers In the way of
completing the education begun In a
country school house. In his seven
teenth year he entered Yalo College
and made rapid progress in the depart
ment of classics. Ho graduated from
that university with honors in July,
18G3. Tho practice of law at that time
was considered among tho most hon
orable of professions, a3 well -as tho
most lucrative, and It did not tako tho
young graduate long to decido that it
would be tho proper occupation for him
to engage in. He accordingly entered
tho Harvard law school, from which ho
graduated in 18G5. Shortly afterward,
to uso an expression common among
lawyers nowadays, ho "hung out his
shingle'1 in Now York city. He was
tolerably successful and won tho good
counsel of mon like Samuel J. Tlden,
Francis Kernan and others. In 1875
he becamo corporation counsel of New
York and served until 1882. That was
tho only political post he held previous
to his appointment as secretary of tho
navy In 1885. Ho served until the end
of tho first Cleveland administration,
1889. Ho succeeded in having Cleve
land renominated in Chicago in 1892,
and is himself a candidate for the presi
dential nomination next year. Ho has
tho support of Cleveland. Mr. Whitney
is worth several millions of dollars.
III 1)1 com Hook.
"Lot mo congratulate you on the suc
cess of your dream book," Bald Mr.
Dukane to'a rising young author.
"My dream book?" repeated tho au
thor in surprise.
"Well, I fell asleep while readhirs It
and dreamed lots of things before I
waked up." Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph.
! WML R'MbS:?S' 7iilllP.
How ncrcsfnt Fnrmera Opcrato TliU
I)pinrtment of tho Farm A Few
Hints n to tlio Caro of Live Block
and ronltry.
HERE'S many n
Blip twlxt tho cup
and tho lip, and
many a mls-cuo in
breeding up a dairy
herd. Granting tho
truth of what has
been taught as to
the value of intel
ligent breeding it Is
also true that tho
laws of heredity do
not overpower all other laws.
Tho most efllcient mlo In improving
a breed of hogs Is tho "sled stake rule."
That Is, uso a sled stake on all pigs
not filling tho requirements, and the
others will all fill the requirements. In
a milder form this same rule sends to
tho packing house all of one class and
resorves as breeders tho others. This
sorting out is a positive necessity in
all kinds of farming, saving seed,
Kraln, raising hogs, growing a beef
herd, or growing a dairy herd. Prog
ress is possible only by selection. The
rule that "like produces llko" is not
truo when cut down to absolute limits.
If it .were, progress would bo impos
sible. Retrogression and progression
would both be unknown wero tho rule
of llko produces like absolute. We
could only average things by mixing,
and could not improve a breed nor even
make a new one.
But llko produces like, with a varia
tion. Some will be better than the
parents, somo poorer. Tho sled stake
rule will keep tho herd up to the high
est excellence, or selecting the best for
keeping and discarding all the others.
Sometimes a man finds his dairy act
ually inferior after breeding for but
ter than it was before. He may have
milked a few excellent cows of mixed
ancestry and graded up with a dairy
sire. Some of tho offspring may be
better than the mothers, some poorer,
and if ho keeps them all ho has an In
ferior hero; if ho disposes of tho Infer
ior ones and keeps only the best he
should find tho herd Improving. This
will be tho result without buying any
improved blood. Selection Is the main
thing, but tho number that must be
discarded from a herd not bred in dairy
lines must bo greater. Therein and
only there lies the advantage of breed
ing for butter or for any other pur
pose. The number that must be re
jected is lessoned by breeding in the
direction desired.
Suppose a farmer breeds, to a Guern
sey or a Jersey bull. Tho half bloods
wlil almost surely pleaso him. Ho goes
on "grading up" and In some instances
finds the higher ho grades the poorer
his herd as a whole. This is discour
aging, but if a fact we should face it
honestly. Why may this be?
It may be for tho following reason;
In grading up the breeds from all the
half bloods and a portion of the off
spring Inclines toward milk giving and
a portion away from, it. Tho law of
variation gets in its work and somo of
tho higher grades aro inferior to the
Iqwer grades, and the farmer Is slow
er to sacrifice them. Hence his herd
may as a Avholo actually retrograde.
Selection stands first of all as a
means for securing a good dairy herd.
Raise many, eavo few, feed well, and
success is sure. But, as said before,
blood is helpful, for training in the de
sired lino and selection for many gen
eration in that lino measurably fixes
traits and fewer Individual animals
have to be discarded. Ex.
I'onltry and l'roflt.
On a farm where there Is nmplo
range poultry should include not enly
hens, but turkeys, geese, ducks and
even guineas. Tho turkey3 and guin
eas are dlBpos&d to wander over large
areas, while geese and ducks will thrive
on a small pasture lot. It must not be
overlooked that tho largest proportion
of meat sold off tho farm, in the shape
of turkeys, gecae and ducks, cos the
farmer littlo or nothing, and If somo
knowledge could be gained of the act
ual cost, it would be shown that the
receipts aro nearly all profit, and this
should encourage farmers to increase
their stock. Tho hons pay best as pro
ducers of eggs, and ducks aro alao ex
cellent laycra. but the largest profits in
poultry are twnred from turkeys and
geese, as they can eupport themselves
during the larger portion of tho year
While it must bo admitted, however,
that whatever la consumed by poultry
really comes from tho farm, whether
the birds secure it or receive It, tho
profit will not appear so targe, but tho
fact is that turkeys aro insect-destroying
birds, and the larger tmare of their
food Is composed of inseeta and seeds,
while geese are partial to young and
tender weeds, purslalue being one of
its delicacies. These different, kinds of
poultry utilize materirjl that would bo
of no ecrvice to tho farmer at all, and
in that respect they 'serve ns valuable
scavengers not only lo keep down
many pests that annoy the farmer, but
also enable him to send the undesira
ble substance to the market in tho form
of meat.
The most successful farmers met by
us, with poultry, were those who did
not confine themselves to one kind.
Thoy not only had large flocks of hens,
but also found room somewhere for
turkeys, gf.ese, ducks and guineas, the
latter being Intended for home use, as
"they aro of but little demand in market
They look upon a variety as better
enabling them to produce the most
at tho least cost, and they were partic
ular to use good breeds as well. No
enterprising poultryman will attempt
to make poultry pay unless ho nsea tho
puro breeds. Thero is a wonderful
bronze turkey, Embdcn goose and Po
kln duck as compared with tho common
breeds, as tho weight la also a very
important matter in assisting to derlvo
n profit on meat. It costs no more to
keep the best to bo had than to give up
tho spaco to thoso kinds which are in
ferior. Quality brings tho best prices,
but feed will not givo quality unless
tho breed is used to utilize the food
to tho best advantage. Thero is noth
ing to provent every farmer from mak
ing a profit on poultry, and the way
to do so is to tako advantage of every
method for so doing, using all vnrle
ties of poultry for that purpose. Ex.
Winter Dairying.
Tho following is from Turf, Field
and Farm: ''If winter dairying is not
practiced, a chango to that, either
wholly or largely, will materially in
crease tho profits. In perfecting this
change a special preparation is neces
sary. A warm, well ventilated stable,
if not already provided, will be tho first
essential. An abundance of the various
kinds of milk-producing food should
also bo provided for tho support and
well-being of tho herd. For tills pur
pose nothing is better than a good
quality of hay (clover being tho beat)
nnd good corn ensilage for roughage,
with bran, corn meal, oat and pea
meal, and cottonseed meal In connec
tion. With these facilities, nnd a fair
lot of cows and a careful man to at
tend to 'them, tho dollars will como in
for all extra outlay. With winter dairy
ing tho cows will remain dry during
August, while the feed is short, and
through the worst season for handling
dairy products, instead of February and
March, and will give tho dairymen tho
best portion of tho year for making
butter, and fair prices. Tho calves
dropped In September or October will
bo well started by winter, will escape
the worst part of tho year for flies and
heat, and will bo In good shape to turn
to grass by the following spring."
Cows Differ. Of two horses so near
ly alike that only their constant at
tendant can tell them apart, and fed
out of the same trough (and, it may be,
with the same sire and dam), no man
living can tell which is the speedier
of tho two, by looking at them. And
when they come to bo trained It will
often happen that the ono develops
great speed whllo the other falls to take
a record. How it comes, or why it is
so, no man knows. In tho same way,
cows differ in Individual capacity. Full
sisters, fed and treated Identically, de
velop the ono into a three or four
pounds a day cow tho other barely
getting into tho 14-pound list. Again,
It may happen that tho smaller per
former proves tho better breeder. The
forco of Individuality is so great and
the laws that govern it so utterly un
known that wo can only tako for our
guidance St. Paul's wise rule, "Prove
all things; hold fast that which Is
good." Test all your cows; hold fast
to thoso that are good. Hunter Nich
olson in Jersey Bulletin.
Use the Decimal System. Ton hcn3
In a house that is 10 feet square, with
yards 10 times tho size of tho house,
1b a rule to follow: Ton hens with
one male Is the correct mating, and 10
eggs under a setting-hen In winter aro
enough. Ten weeks is long enough to
keep a broiler before It goes to market,
and a pair of fowls 'and ducks should
weigh not over 10 pounds. Ten cents
per pound is near the average price for
fowls In market, and 10 cents should
feed a hen ono month. Ten heii3 in a
house that gives .them plenty of room
will lay more eggs than 20 that aro
crowded; hence, one not only gets fewer
eggs when there aro too many hens to
gether, but the cost of tho food Is great
er and tho amount of work increased.
Trying to do too much on a limited
area has caused many failures, and the
proper plan is to keep but a few hens
rather than too many. Poultry Keep
er. Shipment of Eggs in Bulk. A con
sular report tells of large quantities of
Bholled e3 being sent to England
from Russia and Italy for tho use of
pastry cooks, bakers, hotels and restau
rants. Tho eggs are emptied from
their shells into tin cans holding 1,000
or more, and nfter being hermetically
sealed are packed with straw Into
wooded cases, tho taps, through which
the contents are drawn, being added
by those using them. Great caro Is
necessary In selecting eggs, as a single
bad one would spoil tho whole lot.
Lower price and saving of time, nnd
greater ease and less expense and Ios3
In handling aro named as tho advan
tages of this system. Thus far the Rus
sian product has been uniformly good,
whqreas the Italian shipments have so
frequently been spoiled that analysis
of the Russian supply has been ordered
to determlno If preservatives are used.
Prospective Rise in Sheep. A prom
inent west Texas sheepman said to us
ono day last week that good stock
sheep were getting scarce and. but few
flocks wero now for sale. Owners aro
nmv nklntr S1.50 Her head far thn nnrnn
'class of Bheep which wero selling at
75c85l per neau a year ago. "wny."
said he, "a year hence you will find Just
as much of a boom in sheep as thero Is
now in-cattle, and thoso who go In the
business will not make a mlBtake."--
San Antonio Stockman.
"Blue Beard." That, nursery tale
which 'oas charmed generations of chil
dren and their elders, known as "Bluo
Beard," was written by a French au-.
thor. Tho original of the character of
Blue Beard was a marshal af France,
who lived in Brittany and who was
charged with murdering several wives
and over one hundred children. Being
convicted of sorcery, ho was burned.
Philadelphia "Irpes.