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"The Florida Habit. "
It Is against the law of nature to
fourry In Florida. So , at least , declares
a tourist who claims to have acquired
by diligent practice an art of ease-tak
ing which be attributes to the cultiva
tion of "the Florida habit. "
In one of her letters to Northern
friends , written in Florida , says a - writer
er In the Boston Transcript , Mrs. Har
riet Eeecher Stowe hinted at the saino
thing. She was describing a negro
church service at which the "Last Day"
had been the theme. The preacher thus
described it :
"And den he will say , 'Gabriel , Ga
briel , blow you' trumpet ! Take it cool
find easy , cool and easy , Gabriel ; dey's
all bound fo' to conic. ' "
Information \Vant cl.
l < "During the campaign , " said the po
litical boss , "you must never fail to hold
up American industries. "
"For how much ? " asked the innocent
candidate. Chicago News.
Because of its Delicate
H , ,
M Sanative , and Antiseptic.
Properties combined with
the purest of Cleansing
Ingredients and most re
freshing of Flower Odors.
Sold throughout tbe world. Cuticura Potp. 25c. , Oint
ment , iOc. , IUtorent ! , Oc. ( in form of Chocolate Coated
Fills , 25c. per rial of 60) ) . A tingle let often cures.
Depotr. London , 27 Charterhouse Sq. ; Parfe , 5 Rue de la
Pair ; Boiton , 137 Columbus Ave. Potter Drug Si Caem.
Corp. . Sole Propt.
aa-Send for "How to Preterre , Purify , and Beautify the
Skin , Scalp , Iltii , and Hands of Infants and Children. "
The Road of Anthracite
( Hard Coal Burned in Every Engine )
AUGUST 28TH , 29TH
3 SOLID VESTIBULED TRAINS DAILY
Chicago to New York
High-back Seat Coaches
Pullman Sleeping Cars
Observation Parlor Cars
Dining Cars a la Carte
Lackawanna Terminals at
Hoboken and New York
are located close to piers
of principal Trans-Atlantic
All Agents Sell Tickets via This Line
C. P. BARRETT ,
GENERAL WESTERN PASSENGER AGENT ,
101 ADAMS ST. , CHICAGO
I CROP IS BREAKER CF RECORDS ,
7 ror Central Otticial Estimate *
It ( ; rui < es.t I'r.nluccsl.
W. C. Brv.vn , "I" " * p-A-K > ! it of the
York C' rral ? vs em. returned re-
cpntly from a jo.trne- more tlun 3,000
miles thronjjh thc ) midlb West , undsr-
taken 'vith t'he object of asc-ortaining the
nftut ! crop situution. lie visited the
Staler of Illinois. Iiwliann. Missouri and
lo-.v.i aJ h.is prepared special reports
on tin1 conditions in Kansas and Xe-
hra k . In ail of these , according to his
observation , the ci'ops this year 'will 'be '
remai kuile as to both quantitj- and qual
Speaking of the trip , Mr. Brown said :
"I believe that the United States this
year will harvest s. larger quantity of
-rain of all sorts than ever before and
n-ill market it at a better price , consid
ering it-he size of the crops. The wheat
crop -in the six State's in which I "have
personally made investigation will be mag
nificent. Kansas this year is going to
produce a wheat crop of about 90,000.000
bushels. Last year produced 87,000-
000 bushels. The corn crop is in splen
did condition. In Kansas and Nebraska
a corn crop on as hirge a scale as ever
before is practically assured. Iowa will
produce 3oO,000,000 bushels of corn and
possibly 3."M,000,000. Missouri , with the
exception of four counties in the north
east , will have great corn crops. "
Meat Inspection Ilulc.s.
Sr.vetary of Agriculture Wilson lias
made public the regulations under the
nev law governing the inspection of meat
products. They cover all slaughtering ,
packing , canning , salting or allied estab
lishments whose products enter into in
terstate or foreign commerce , unless spe
cifics lly exempted onMhe plea of 'being '
retail butchers. All parts of the buildings
must be whitewashed or painted , or other
wise kept in clean and sanitary condition.
All trucks , racks , tools and machinery
used in handling meat must be cleansed
each day. Employes must wear outer
clothing of material easily cleansed , and
all toilet rooms must be entirely separated
from meat-handling rooms. Xo person nf-
fected with tuberculosis or who is unclean
or careless of person may be employed.
Weekly reports on sanitation are to be
made to the Inspector by those in charge
of the various departments , but any em
ploye who detects bad conditions may re
port direct to the inspector. No meat
product may contain any substance which
lessens its wholesomeness , nor any chem
ical unless specified by law , or any pre
servative other than salt , sugar , "wood
smoke , vinegar , pure spices or salt petre.
But meats for foreign trade maj contain
such preservatives as do not conflict with
the laws of the country to which they are
shipped. All animals which , after inspec
tion , are suspected of being diseased ,
must be slaughtered apart from other ani
mals under supervision. All condemned
meats are to be placed in a tank in the
presence of an inspector , and at the same
time sufficient coloring matter isto be
added to prevent the tankage from being
used in edible products. All labels are to
be affixed under personal supervision of
a government employe.
Dry Farming Hope of West.
John L. Cowan , in the Century Maga
zine , describes fully a new method of
cultivating arid lands of the West , which
is called ' 'dry farming. " or "scientific soil
culture. " The idea is simply to adapt
farming to natural conditions by so culti
vating the soil as to store up and retain
the rain and snows right in the ground
over which they fall. This is done by
applying diligently and -without let up
two principles. First , the surface of the
land must be kept loose and finely pul
verized , which forms a soil mulch that
permits the rains and melting snows to
percolate readily through to the compact
ed soil beneatV , and at the same time
prevents the moisture stored in the
ground from rising to the surface by
capillary attraction to be absorbed by
the hot , dry air. The second principle
is to keep the subsoil finelj' pulverized and
firmly compacted , increasing its watar-
holding capacity and capillary attraction
and placing it in the very best phj-sical
condition for the germination of seeds and
the growth of plant roots. There is a
newly invented machine used for the lat
ter process , called a sub-soil packer , and
this follows close 'behind ' the plow , which
is put to work immediately after the crop
is harvested , and the harrowing , which
follows the packing , is repeated after ev
ery rainfall , no matter how far from the
time of planting the next crop. Itis
said that millions of acres in the Western
States , -which are now utterly useless or
good only for grazing purposes , could , by
dry farming , be brought into a state of
higher cultivation than is attained by irri
gation and wifli vastly less expense.
Seven Per Cent Dividend Limit.
Vice President Farrington of the Great
Northern told the Minnesota' warehouse
commission that no matter how great the
earnings of his line were there was a rule
laid down by President Hill that stock
holders shall never receive more than 7
per cent. Further Improvements were
made out of the surplus xintil # new -issue
of stock became necessary. He said the
prprqcils frpm tlitf ale of stock went
back" into the treasury to make good the
cost of improvMiiCiifs and to pay Igar.s. I
Commissioner Staples said that lh > % meth-1
od showed tint profits wore % So large. The i
Grea i\T6ftIieiu * now Las on hand a sur
plus of $19,000,000.
DelJ.s Talks of Revolution.
Speaking at St. Louis on the occasion
of the first anniversary of-- the Indus
trial Workers of the World , its leader and
organizer , Eugene V. Debs , is reported to
have rnatlc the threat that if Haywoocf ,
Meyer and PettlLon" are hanged on the
charge of assassinating ex-Qov. Stcunen-
bergV 1,000,000 workingmett would rise
in revolt aiid that he ( Debs ) would lead
the r.ruiy of revolutionists. The Indus-
tri.ti Workers , which was started for po
litical purposes , now claims to have a
membership of loO,000.
Increase In Xumlier of
The Comptroller of the Currency re
ports under the call of June IS , an In
crease in the number of national banks
of 3S3 , representing $34,002.53 in capital
stock , as compared with a year ago. The
increase in surplus was $50,000,000 in
circulation $0.1,000,000 , in individual de
posits $272,000,000 , and in aggregate lia
bilities $450,000,000. During the year
ended June 30 there were chartered 470
national banks. The per capita of money
in circulation July 1 , on an estimated
lK > I > aJatioii of 84,032,000 , was $32.42
The hen needs more feed and drink
when she begins to lay.
Early and thorough training makes
gentle , safe and tractable horses.
A man is feeding his cow greenbacks
when he feeds a cow with a low test or
aa Inferior flow.
The Incubator canrot bring a live
chicken out of a dead germ. Neither
can the old hen.
The use of hand tools is unnecessary
In the preparation of a seed bed If the
soil is worked at the proper time.
It Is unwise to let a colt follow its
dam to the field. A little training and
careful management will result all right
when the colt remains at the barn.
Dairymen have observed that when
there is too much wet weather the grass
becomes "washy" and the testsrun ; low.
This can be partially overcome by feed.
The best preacher is he who practices
what he preaches. The best teacher Is
he who knows what he teaches. The
best farmer is he who practices what
A certain "would-be agriculturist"
hearfl of the egg plant and he bought
a number of them. He says he is going
to raise a lot of feed for his hens , and
believes that it is the thing for egg pro
For tie first three weeks of its life
the pig should be fed exclusively
through its dam , and ihe dam ought to
be fed with that in view. No one ought
to expect a pig to eat and digest corn
while at a tender age. The pig needs
food that will produce blood , bone and
When planting trees and shrubs on
the lawn for permanent growth , keep
in mind the habit of the trees. Make
the tops smaller than the roots of trees
that are transplanted. Remove all
broken roots when the trees are set
Cut broken parts off with a sharp
A good many hours per year can be
saved by the use of snaps on harness
wherever needed. In putting snaps In
the brest straps they should be i ut In
so as not to catch in the neckyoke ring
when unhitching. Some use a roller
snap In the brest strap , and time is
saved by It.
The reason why morning's milk
should not be poured warm Into the
night's milk is that the night's milk
contains great numbers of germs which
are just waiting for a little warmth in
order to develop and multiply. The less
of these germs the milk contains the
longer It will keep.
Little danger exists of making the
soil too rich for a vegetable garden , for
although a total of ninety-eight * loads
of manure were applied to a half acre
during five years , none of the vege
tables at any time suffered In point of
productiveness by reason of too ram
pant a vegetable growth.
Skim milk is an exceedingly valuable
feed for growing calves. It must al
ways be fed sweet and must be as
warm as the mother's milk , about 98
degrees. Four quarts fed twice a day
Is sufficient for the first month. Add
a teaspoonful of oilmeal to each feed.
In addition to the skim milk , let the
calves have oats or shorts and hay.
No more wasteful plan exists to wlc-
ter pigs or hogs of any kind excepting
brood sows than to feed simply to
make them hold their own. Successful -
ful pork production means good , well-
bred hogs , good pasture In summer ,
good sheds , good feeding accommoda
tions in winter , good feed , good water
and good care. The hog stands ready
t < o do the rest.
Winter wheat and rye plants have
all the tenacity of life that can be
found in a single plant If one does
not believe this , let him try to kill out
volunteer wheat or rye where he de
sires to plant corn , and he will be con
vinced. All known tools disconcert It
somewhat , but it' soon conforms to the
new order of growth and Is found In a
thrifty condition about the time the.
liusbandman feels that It has been
killed. When wheat or rye Is found In
corn fields it becomes a weed and takes
on the hardihood and proves to be very
much of a stayer.
Put Drains Into Fanning.
Make farming a business. Put brains
and money Into Its management with
the expectation that it will return a
profit To run a farm In a halfhearted
ed way , being afraid to make improve
ments orapply fertilizing material in
sufficient quantities , for fear It will not
pay , is a sure way of having one's fears
realized ; while if the effort is made to
build up the farm by making it better
year by year it is pretty sure to be a
Millc Is Good for Fowls.
Sour buttermilk , or even whey ,
makes excellent feed for fowls , but it
is much better to mix the ground grain
with it than to place it where they can
drink it , in order to avoid waste , as
much of it Is rendered filthy if placed
where the fowls have free access to it.
An egg beaten in milk and thickened
with ground oats and meal of any
consistency will be eagerly eaten by
young chicks , but if cooked as bread
and crumbled it will be better.
Pante Tills in Your Hat.
Buy a farm , young man. No mat
ter how small it may be , buy a farm
and prepare it so that your laud will
provide you a living. Twenty years
from now , the man that owns his farm
will be independent and will have at
his command the means of a livelihood.
The expansion of manufacturing can
not go on forever , and there will come
a day in this county , as there has in
others , when the supply will exceed the
demand , and the only absolutely sure
occupation will be farming. Buy a farm
while one may be had } Exchange.
Many inquiries have been addressed
to this department asking for advice
on how to kill dandelions in lawns.
The best means , of course , and surest ,
Is to dig them up , root and all. This
is tedious , however , and expensive.
Try , in case the digging process is not
employed , the sulphate of iron solution.
Use a good-sized handful to three gallons
lens of water and sprinkle this over an
area twenty feet square. It will not in
jure the grass and will kill the dande
lion at least some of them.
Persimmon Without Pucker.
A note from Washington , D. C. , says :
Persimmons without a pucker are now
being grown by the Department of Ag
riculture. Owing to the chemical com
position of the old-fashioned persim
mon , which caused the lips to pucker
after eating this fruit , the sales have
been anything but gratifying to farm
ers. In order to remedy this defect the
Department of Agriculture Imported
some Japanese persimmons and crossed
them with the American product. A
finer specimen has been produced , and
in the near future the department will
begin the distribution of persimmon
trees which will produce fruit guaran
teed not to pucker the lips.
Cowpeas for Brood SOTVH.
A Missouri farmer echoes the opin
ion of all who have tried cowpeas for
hogs when he says :
I will give my experience with cowpeas -
peas as a feed for brood sows during
the breeding season. Having a field
of cowpeas convenient to pasture with
hogs , I turned them in , both large and
small. There being clover , timothy
and blue grass in the same field , I gave
nothing else but water. The sows
were in good condition when turned in
and when the peas were gone they
would have weighed probably fifty
pounds each more than when turned
on the peas. The pigs are now arriv
ing and the result is from three to eight
pigs to a litter where I should have had
from eight to twelve per litter from
aged sows. I have a neighbor who is
having like results from same treat
A Good Time to Begin.
The market calls for a sheep with a
dark face and legs , and a close fleece
Is an advantage also. There never has
been a time when a fair profit could not
be obtained from the keeping of sheep.
There are In the world to-day ninety
million fewer sheep than twelve years
ago , and the consumption of mutton
and wool is rapidly increasing , hence
it Is safe to conclude that sheep to the
farmer Is a safe proposition. Do not
start on a large scale ; begin low and
work up. The Western farmer does
not like to do this , and you are no ex
ception. You have never planted the
apple because you did not expect to
stay _ toeat _ the fruit You must rush
on and do big things. Do you riot know
that in the animal world , as well as In
the vegetable world , rapid growth
means rapid decay ? Plant this live
stock business and give it time to strike
Its roots deep down , and after It Is
fairly rooted allow the top to grow.
Remedy for the Apple Scab.
The Ohio Experiment Station has
demonstrated that the apple scab Is
the chief factor In the destruction of
the apple crop and that this fungus can
be kept under control by spraying.
Four splendid successive crops were
produced on the sprayed trees at the
station , while the fruit on the unsprayed -
sprayed trees in the same and neigh
boring orchards was worthless. The di
rector , Prof. Theme , however , calls at
tention to the fact that exhaustion of
soil fertility , want of water and In
sect ravages may all co-operate with
scab or other fungus growth In short
ening the crop , and says : "If our or
chards are again to produce the great
crops of early days , we must , in so far
as possible , restore the soil conditions'
of those days ; we must avoid the waste
of water in those sections where rain
fall Is scanty by preventing the growth
under the trees of weeds and grass and
by keeping the surface in such condi
tion as to prevent rapid evaporation. "
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THE GREAT AFRICAN ROAD.
Steel Holla Eeinsr Laid Rapidly Be-
wceii the Cape and Cairo.
Various Interests combined , under
the encouragement of the British gov
ernment , are now constructing what Is
C ? led ) the Cape to Cairo Railway , a
line of track from the Mediterranean
to the Cape of Good Hope. On the
noi thorn end the Egyptian government
has already built to Khartoum , and
at the southern end of the continent
the South African Development Com
pany is making encouraging progress
with funds obtained by the sale of
bonds. The road is one of the great
est enterprises ever undertaken quite
as great as the Siberian Railway.
Cecil Rhodes , the empire builder , first
suggested the scheme and organized the
movement. People thought he was in
sane , but he was only wise and far-
sjghted and progressive beyond his
gereration. The road Is not intended
to carry through freight or to be a
money maker of Itself , but it will be
the most powerful agency that could
be devised In the development of the
There are other railroads In Africa.
Thy French are building extensively in
Algiers and down on the coast of
Guinea , and propose to construct a line
across the Desert of Sahara. There are
schemes to develop the desert , to irri
gate vast tracts of land between Al
giers on the north and Timbuctoo on
the south , and the railway is intended
to cross somewhere between those
points on the meridian of longitude.
The Germans are doing a good deal
also In the way of development They
have several lines of road running up
from the coast into the interior of the
territory which they control.
In a Pinch , Use Allen's Foot-Ease.
A powder to shake Into your shoes. It rests
the feet. Cures Corns , Bunions , Swollen.
Sore , Hot , Callous , Aching , Sweating feet
and Ingrowing Nails. Allen's Foot-Ease
makes new or tight shoes easy. Sold by nil
Druggists and Shoe Stores , 25c. Sample
mailed FREE. Address Allen S. Olmstcd ,
Le Roy , N. Y.
"What are you reading , John ? " asked
Mrs. Stubb , looking up from her sew
"Why , something about 'Cleaning Up
, Panama , ' " replied her husband , who
was perusing an article on the improve
ments down In the zone.
"Why , what a loss of time ! I know
all about cleaning up panamas. All
you have to do Is to put them over a j
bowl of burning sulphur and cover |
them up with a bandbox. " i
The Woman's Magazine Monthly for one . -
whole year If you buy two pieces of sheet I
music , ten cents each , from No. 44 cata
logue of 4,000. "SViite for catalogue. Or
the "Heavenly Song" and "Dream of Paia-
dise. " F. P. DEAN ,
Sheet Music Store. Sioux City , Iowa.
"Why does the conductor collect fares
just as we are entering the tunnel ? " inquired - j
quired the stranger. !
"That is the company's order , " explain
ed the natice. "It's to cover the conduc
tor's confusion when he blushes for haying - (
ing to collect any fare at all on this t
Knlnera , Tire for FIvo.
Considering how old the picture post
card fad Is , and how brash Is the GCJ >
man Emperor and anxious to be first. .
In everything , it is queer that they diet
not get together long before now. But
together they are at last'though It be
somewhat behind the schedule time.
Needless to say , too , the Emperor Is
doing his best to make up for lost time.
He has thrown himself into the new
hobby with characteristic energy , and !
numerous letters , written by Emperor
William's direction , are font broadcast
over Germany , marked "Business of
State , " to various officials.
Whatever hour of the day or night
that envelopes so marked are received
at their destination , they have to bo
delivered without deiay. Thus official
nre often aroused from their peaceful !
slumber to receive the imperial letter
which simply conveys a greeting and a' '
demand for a picture postcard to be/ /
sent to his Majesty "By return mall. " *
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