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-V CorfeTit LegfaB Attrai Pfgeofta.
A man who was recently afeked why
piceons very seldom Yrchcd Q tlie
branch of a tree, giVe the following' ex
pl matlon: Vou have heard that story
about a gimner goinjj to the woods in
search of ame, when to his surprise
Ln saw twenty-seven wild pigeons on
one branch, ile knew full well that
lio could not kill them all with one
load, eo he aimed at the branch and
succeeded in splitting It, and catchinpr
every bird by the foot. After climbing
th- tree, he took his penknife and cut
t-he pigeon-covcredstick off and carried
it through a certain town. This story
h s reai-hcd the hearing of nearly eery
p'.ifeon, hence their dislike for ttees.
I Care Drtpepil kUd Ontlrlo. , .
Ir hoop s Kc&turuttw Ncrvo rills sei.t frsewiui
W djcal Ilcok to prvre merit, for 2c stamp. Drug
ftt, a IML SaOoF. Box W., Ratine, Wla.
Oucrr Facts About Gold.
A cubic inch of gold is worth, in
round numbers, $-10; a cubic foot,
:'. ".2.160, and a cubic yard, S',79r,7G2.
This is on the basis of SIS per ounce.
At the beginning of the Christian era
theiewr, 427,000,000 in the world, but
iit the time of the dis-overy of America
the total of the world's gold supply had
i ein educed to $.17, 000, 000. The amount
of u'old now in use is estimated as ue
mg worth 510,000,000,000.
a tS '"TtS
' Uringa comfort and improvement and
teii'ls to personal enjoyment when
ririiily usou. The many, who live bi-t-ter
than others and enjoy life more, with
I-s3 expenditure, by more promptly
fiJaptins; the world's best products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the" pare liquid
lasative principle embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the tite, the refreshing and tiuiy
betieficial projx?rtie. of a erfect lax
ative; effect nally cleansing the system,
dii-jK-Hing colds," headaches and levers
u:m 'crmancntly curing constipation.
It has civen satisfaction to millions and
wet with the approval of the medical
profe-.ion, because it acts on the Kid
ney?, Liver and IJowel.s without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
eerv olijectii)nablc substance.
Svntp of riir is for sale by all drug
gists in .10c and $1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
C'o.ouJv, whose name is printed on every
p lcVace, alM the name, Syrup of Figs
and ltcing well informed, you will not
accent anv substitute if offered.
" I am ready to testify under oath
that if it had" not been for August
Flower I should have died before
this. Eight years ago I was taken
hick, and suffered as no one but
a dVspeptic can. I employed three
of our best doctors and received
no benefit. They told me that I had
heart, kidney, and liver trouble.
Kvcrythiug I ate distressed me so
that 1 had to throw it up. August
Flower cured me. There is no med
icine equal to it." Lorenzo K.
Slshpeu, Appleton, Maine.
2is Souvenir-1 393
In benutifulnml bright colors,
and tlio Di-muh inuilMiiiir
ctch'tl n nil!:, taken from Oil
Paintings nud the calibrat
ed, world - n ii( miied uiodtle
cow n exhibition at the
ULJ ro"' World's Fair. Oath
tviS " t,ie famous portrait,
. "Tan 1 Moro. of Christop
On tho top
4-TT'j--' Columbus, in tiicceii'er is
4L (! ' i an exact reproduction of tha
s5fcsV.3? Santa Maria ia full Bail,
VW'-Ji fcliov.in tlia 1 rnvo crew tint
C'w' nssirtcd In d:proverinR AMERI-
StWt. 5 CA. on the bottom it a dr :rn
jseS showing two (iiobca tiiM'hl
Srjjt? 2 anil '" 11W world on onesidtj
f vjul ?' V i CLrittfpher Cotvmliv: 6nr-
tV;aSf .T - f roundrdb Iiie civw. reprtent-
tdpit' inn tlio firtt lnndinc on onr
anrir.nn'i on tl.eotlieraroni
l)l"to bird's eyo ticw of tho
WfALD'S FAIR. la ;mnnmrcj one of tho Jai d-
BouiL'-tnmlinost sitrractiveuiementorB yet issuttl
Rs.i Souvtnir of tlio treat 7x;wiyjfiuu Can bfl
riPt'd nan Bndge, ilnoli-Mark.crcsunornauieut,
tor tlio parlor
A 'o;tnl by Socict V. Club, Clivrchr, n:id fi
Tiuhlir in ricne-fl. J'fuc. I1c.etiih.orttrofor3'Cs
AGISTS UAIULO Everjrthcrc. Trirc prr Coi.. Si!
Brxiiltemisforliruo lotn. Jlaiiislaiul delivered
freo to cay part of tlio L.S. or Tanada.
J. HcLEAN & CO., 157 S. Clark St. CHiCAuO.
TV. Tais Vitt is c fte best
cK.d in the Vorld !
A. J. T0V.TP. BOSTON. MASS.
If 1ST cfi "tol'DS' J . t
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paitlcnlirs rnd fuTk
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tiinT thit .llciire jv-rniTi-iiMr. l' .nivpprot int
l-!2 frcs. Cook HrsKcr Col. thlc3c.ir.
P.so's Knacky for Cat;-rh U tlio
Bst, FiFieU to V-:, unit Cheapest.
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Sold bv DrnsidstE or rent by mall.
COc E. T. Hazeltlne, 'Warren, Pa.
Patents. 1 mcls-Marks.
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THE KAX5S CITY
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tS? Thompson's Eye ffator.
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THE SLEIGH RIDE.
The bells are ringing merrily, kling ltnjr.
The whip is snapping cheerily, ping, pingt
How sharp and keen the frosty air wo find.
How swift the sleigh t' tides onward Ilk ihtt
What starts up yonder frightened, as we go?
A timid hare, half buried in the snow,
Novr running off as quickly as he can,
Afraid it Is the dreaded hunter lnan.
In forest shade no song of bird we hear
Onlv the crows are cawing here and there,
llut winter makes us lenient. I trow,
And cen he melodious sccmr'h how.
"I guess you ain't left much in the
store," was the rcmart bt 'Manda
Jano Perkins, atidly spoken, with a
Cur'lyne otherwise 'Lj-no for ab
breviation scrambled nimbly to tho
buggy seat, whore she perched with
tho poise of a bird on a boujrh, bo
tween tho angular form of Miss Per
kins and the stalwnrt, stooping bulk
of Josh. She tossed her head and
held fast 10 liCsr parcels.
"I guess I bought what I wanted
to. I guess I can do that," was her
reply, with a confident look at Josh.
I guess you kin, 'Lyne," said
Josh's slow, mild drawl.
' 'Kin' ain't correct. Josh. Yon
oughtcr say 'can,' observed Lyne
Josh looked gently round upon his
monitor. Old Bess, the gray mare,
was moving her lank legs swiftly
now, knowing herself bound for the
outer country roads and home. As
the buggy rattled with decrepit
wheeze over the last streets of the
town, the wind caught the wayward
wisps of curling front hah under
LV ne's best straw hat and made a
rufllcd, pretty golden aureole about
her face. Hushed with the delights
of unlimited purchases in "store
-Well, Lyne, I ain't no great on
irrammar. But I guess you're right,"
was Josh's docile response.
"You better send him to tho Fe
male academy down to Burapvillc,
too!" laughed Miss Perkins shrilly.
Wouldn't do no harm to send
others besides him there," Lyne
flashed back, setting her pink lips in
a lino that Josh had learned to know.
The woman and tlm girl had no
further words for each other after
that, and Josh, his blue eyes trou
bled and deprecating, gave his whole
attention to Bess, until tho two
neighboring farms were reached, and
Miss Perkins was deposited, first at
her own door.
'I tell you. if harm ain't a-bound
to come to Josh Conway for tho way
he spoils that there Lyne, then tho
secrets and visitations of Providenco
ain't what I take 'era to be!" '.Manda
Jane stood among her folks in tho
Perkins kitchen and delivered her
self in quick, rageful, oracular sen
tences of doom, as she tore off her
Sunday bonnet, reckless of preserv
ing tho strings from creasing. "You
oughtcr seen the things she bought
to the store! and Uosh's money a
goin' like water, and her having no
claim on him but being the child of
his pardncr when he first began out :
hci'c. 1 srucss the pardncr knew he
! had a good thing when he up and
died and left Car'lyno to Josh, for
him to be her guardcen! First, Josh
i sends her to the academy, to Bumps-
ville. to make a fine lady of her, and.
now there ain't nothin' too good for
her nor no one can't speak to her!"
What I look at is," remarked Mrs.
Perkins, with a rigidity, "that it
ain't rcspcctablo for a man no older
than Josh to have a young girl livin'
to the farm. He oughtcr marry
some settled woman first"
Yes, ho oughtcr marry 'Manda
Jane!" ironically exclaimed old man
Perkins with aloud guffaw at which
the women frowned.
Meantime Lyne. Josh having put
up old Bess, was unfolding her store
treasures and donning them one by
onc, before tho square of dingy loot
ing glass in the sitting room on
"How do you like1 me?" she said.
And before Jo.-h's dHzzled vision she
executed a pirouette ol her own in
vention, all her ribbons fluttering,
her color high, her gray eyes flash
ing with fun and triunrph. Then
she planted herself suddaily before
him, arms akimbo: "What you reck
on all this finery's for. anyways,
J0M1?" hc queried. As he made no
answer, only looking a4 her with a
silent, absorbed, dogruke devotion
which he had displayed from the day
when, a crying chit in a short, black
frock, lie had brought her first to the
farm, she continued: "Why, to
bring some of the boys down to busi
ness, of course!"
Down to business!" Josh re
peated the words vaguel.r, with- a
Yes. stupid! Ain't it tibnc I was
married? Ain't I goin'to be eighteen
next month? Well, then!"
"If you want to marry, Lyne,"
Josh's words came slowly as was
their wont, and the puzzled llook had
deepened in his eyes, "I gtness I
guess we kin fix it."
But with a shriek of laughter
Lyne had thrown both her arms
about his neck.
Gracious, you're just the biggest
goose. Josh. 1 don't want you to fix
anything. Ain't I got beaux enough,
I'd like to know? All 1 got to do is
to choose. And that's what I'm
going to do, too! I'm going to get
married, and you are too, Josh,
'cause you'd be lonely when I went.
I'm going to marry well, no .matter
who and you. you're goiniT to
marry" she paused and stood away
from him "'Manda Jane Perkins!''
"No, no, I ain't going to marry
her or any one!" Josh exclaimed
But Lyne interrupted imperatively.
"Sh! You don't know what's good
for you, Josh, but I do. You need a
wife and you oughtcr know there's
lots and lots of girls would take you,
if you'd only spruce up, because
you" rrf handsome, and you're young
yet; youre young, if you'd only give
yourself a chance and not be so quiet
and settled art4 act so liko an old
man objlcr than Daddy Perkins!
Now, I don't say Manda Jano would
be my choice for you exactly, but I
suppose you want somebody steady,
and she's steady enough; and if she
ain't very pretty or very young, and
nin't P-o. ft p-ood tempci she's a
splendid housekeeper. They do i?ay
her preserve? are better than ico
cream, and then, you know, Joeh.
she's just dying to have you, and ai
her folks.too. they're thinkin' all fhe
time how nice it would bo if yem
were a married man and Manda Jane
And with another ringing laugh,
Lyne pirouetted again and flashed
out of the room, leaving Josh word
less and motionless, standing in the
center of the ingrain carpet.
It was a full harvr moon that
illumined the fields and the rough
white line of the road with a light
more golden than silvery. The blank
plainness of Josh's farm house was
transfigured into the rat-llov.- sem
blance of Ionic marble. Even tho
barn assumed beauty of mystie
whiteness-, half hidden behind the
branching Arches df the dark elms.
There Were mysterious voices abroad
in the night, low murmurings on ihd
soft wind, a something in all nature
lhal thrilled Josh Conway'3 heart
with a mingling of half-trembling
rapture and of unbearable pain.
ThSse were new sensations to Josh;
so new that he wandered about rest
lessly from the barn to tho front
piazza and wondered once or twice
whether he were getting tho autumn
grue-. Ho had escaped it every sea
son for fifteen years, but perhaps
this was the way a man felt when the
chills of that locality were coming
In his aimless pacings Josh arrived
too close a vicinity to that farther
end of tho piazza where a whito
shimmer in a hammock indicated tho
presence of Car'lyne. She was not
alone. One of tho young men who so
continually had come to the farm of
late was with her. It was one of
Lync's "beaux" one of those she
said that sho would choose from. As
she had also said she would bo IS
next month. Yes, it was right that
sho should mar'y.
Eighteen? Could it be? Littlo
Tlio child he had cared for so ten
derly a grown woman, with a woman's
heart? Yes, of course sho would go
and he would bo left to tho lonely
days of his old bachelorhood. He
could see her in her new home flit
ting about with an important mein
of good housewifery and with a now
look in her laughing eyes.
Again he was near tho piazza.
But this time Lyne was not swinging
in tho hammock. Sho stood revealed
in a patch of moonlight The young
man was bidding her farewell. Ho
was a callow youth in store clothes.
He leaned over eagerly and seemed
to beg for something: whereupon,
with a little coquettish laugh, utter
ly new in the varied gamut of line's
usual laughter, sho took a flower
from her belt and gave it to him.
Josh chose to see no more. He
A few minutes later, tho callow
youth having departed, Lyne stepped
quickly to the end of tho piazza and
called: "Josh!" There was no re
ply, and sho waited a little before
calling again. As silonce onco moro
answered sho went slowly up to her
own little attic room, where a vino
nodded in at tho window, white with
It's queer," she said. I certainly
saw you standing near tho end of the
piazza when I was saj'in' good-bye to
Jo Finney." Mio undressed with
long, ruminating pauses between.
At breakfast, next morning, when
Lyne wore a pink cotton frock and a
wide white collar turned away from
her round young throat Josh had
already disappeared, seeming to be
very busy about the barn.
At noon Lyno herself was busy,
standing amid her shining cans in
the milk pantry, her sleeves turned
up over her smooth white arms, when
through the open door she saw the
hired man ascending into tho hall
with a small horsehair trunk, tho
classic and battered piece of travel
ing gear with which Josh took his
rare jaunts abroad. At tho sirao
moment Josh himself entered the
milk pantry in his Sunday clothes.
Lyne turned to him, suddenly becom
ing very white.
"Car'lyne, I'm going. I got to go.
If 1 can come back tho day you'ro
married, I'll try to. But I don't
know. I didn't know anything about
this. I didn't know how I felt about
you till I saw you give the flower to
that there young man and I knew it
was him you was thinkin' of and
He broke down and pulled his hat
over his cyos. Lyne had seated her
self on a wooden stool and was look
ing up at him with parted lips, her
breath coming in little gasps.
"Yes! yes! go on!" sho cried, im
patiently. Ho looked at her mournfully.
Thrc ain't more to say, Car'lyne.
But this house is yours, and every
thing in it, till after. I guess it'll
be better for me to go away some
whercs else and and and I want
you to bo happy and God bless
you and him. "
He was walking to the door. But
he was arrested. A triumphant
laugh broko out behind him and two
smooth, bare arms caught him and
"Josh, you gooso! Oh, you blind
goose! What do I care for Jo Finney
or for anyone but you? I only pre
tended last night because I wanted
you to sec. And that's why I talked
so about getting married tho other
day. There ain't nobody in the
world for me but you, and never has
been from tho time when I went to
tho academy, even. And I knew it
was just tho same with you, Josh;
girls always know. But you'ro so
so stupid, you know. You'd never
have found out yourself or spoken or
anything if I hadn't acted it all out
and put it in your head. Now, Josh,
we're engaged, and you can send
that trunk upstairs again. We're
engaged, and I'll board at Mrs. Per
kins' till we're married, and I can
even be married from there, and "
she stood akimbo bofore him in tho
old way, mischief brimming from
her gray eyes "and Manda Jane can
be my bridesmaid. "
But Josh, just then, could say
nothing. He stood speechless; but
his eyes spoke, and Car'lyne under
stood thoir language Car'lyno
knows. N. Y. Mercury.
Watches In l'mbrcll-i Handles.
Watches fixed in umbrella han
dles may be pretty to look at, and to
somo extent useful," said Edward S.
Corrigan of Milwaukee, "but thoy
arc out of place, and they are going
to interfere with man's permanent
and most pleasant privilege. Not
withstanding a supreme court decis
ion that umbrellas are property and
may not bo purloined any more than
a purse or a pair of pantaloons with
out violation of the law, all mankind,
excep. the most scrupulous, of
course, hold that umbrellas are com
mon property, and have no hesitation
in picking one up in rainy or any
other weat2icr, for tnat matter,
whenever one is seen. Now a man
who bori"0vs an umbrelia may be ar
rested foi stealing a watch, which,
of course, 13 a serious offense. He
can, of course, plead that he was
only borrowing an umbrella, but the
watch is phtced so conspicuously in
tho h.inrlln f the naranluic that such
J n excuse would hold good only for a
The Maked I'lain.
The Llano Estacado is, perhaps,
tho most and spot in the United
States east of the Rockies. Scarcels
any .rain falls on it. The steppey
owe fbeir name of Staked plains to
the posts sqt up through the wilder
ness to guide tne traveler or tne car-
avan, or. according to another ex
I plauation, to the stalks of yucca
j plants growing on them.
PARADOX OF -TME POLE.
All Points df the CoBflpaM Except tfatrl
At the north poie ihoro is only one
direction south. One cbtild go south
in as, many .trays asj there ard pb'ints
bn.itio compass card, bui. every oiie
of the ways is south; cast and west
have vanished. Tho hour of the day
at the polo is a paradoxical concep
tion, for that point is tho meeting
placo of every meridian, and tho
time of all holds good, so that it is
always any hour ono cares to men
tion. Unpunctuality is hence im
possible but the question grows
complex, and its practical solution
concerns few, says McCluro's Maga
zine. No one- needs to go to the polo to
discover all that makes that point
different from any other point of tho
surface. But tho whole polar re
gions aro full of unknown things,
which oven arctic explorer of tho
right stamp looks forward to find
ing. And the reward he looks for
ward to most is tho approval of tho
few who understand and love knowl
edge for its own sake, rather than
the noisy applause of the crowd who
wouid cheer him, after all, much as
they cheer a winning prize fighter,
or race horse, or political candidate.
The difficulties that make tho
quest of tho polo so arduous have
been discovered by slow degrees. It
is mrfrvelous how soon nearly tho full
limits of northward attainment were
reached. In 1596 Barnets discovered
Spitsbergen in about seventy-eight
degrees north ;in 1770 Hudson reacbed
eighty degrees; in 1827 Parry, by
sledging- on tho ice when his ship bo
came fast, succeeded in touching
eighty-two degrees and forty-five
minutes. Since then all the enormous
resources of modern science steam,
electricity, preserved food, and the
experience of centuries havo only
enabled forty miles of additional pole
ward advance to be made.
Behring Strait between America
and Asia is tho narrowest, Baffin Bay
between America and Greenland is
wider, branching into a number of
ice-blocked sounds to the westward
and tapering off into Smith Sound in
the northeast The widest channel
of tho three lies between Greenland
and Europe, and this is bisected just
south of eighty degrees.
COOLIE SLAVERY IN CUBA.
Tin Cbin'a Terrible Experience With a
It is said that the unfortunate
Chinamen who go to Cuba to labor
under contract on the sugar planta
tions there are held, tho most of
them, in a state of slavery to which
the condition of the negroes before
the war was paradise itself. Tho
following is related as a typical
case: Ono of tho Chinamen, Tin
Chin, 'presented a. frightful aspect
His head was as smooth as a billiard
ball, not a vestige of hair remaining.
His face was covered with long, deep
scars, tho sight of ono eye was lost,
his neck was distorted and his hands
were shriveled and bony.
Inquiry resulted in learning that
he had been the victim of tho wrath
of a notorious brutal Spanish planter.
One day, threo years ago, when Tin
Chin and a hundred other coolies
were transferring boiling sugar from
the vats in pails, the planter or over
seer stood at the entrance to tho
sugar house, whip in hand, snapping
it at the bare backs of the coolies as
they, bending under tho weight ol
tho buckets, hurried past Tin Chin
lagged a moment The planter cut
the Chinaman with tho whip, and be
cause the latter wriggled under the
pain of the blow the brutal overseer
grabbed up a bucket of the boiling
sugar and with an oath, dclib..ately
poured tho contents down upon tho
head of the Chinaman. lie was
scalded from head to foot. He fell
insensible at the feet of his tor
mentor, who savagely kicked tho
Chinaman's prostrate body aside and
again took up his position at tho
entrance, whip in hand, ready at tho
slightest provocation to flay alive tho
next Chinaman who incurred his
That night under cover of dark
ness, some of Tin Chin's countrymen
carried him to his den, and thcro ho
lay for months, hovering between
lifo and death, without medical
treatment other than that which tho
coolies could afford him. Much
rather would the planter have seen
him die, for then Tin Chin's contract
would die with him, and no money
would have to be paid for Chin's long
years of service.
Miuldie Canted ly a Will.
A Paris restaurant keeper, recent
ly deceased, left 2"i0,003 francs to two
nephews on condition that instead
of melancholy memories, that no one
would believe, they should for one
year each day affix a copy of ono of
his culinary recipes to his grave
stone, so that even after his death
ho might benefit his fellow men. No
less than 305 prescriptions wcro
found among his papers. Unfortu
nately the Paris tombstone commis
sion which examines and decides up
on tho inscriptions to bo placed upon
ccmcterial monuments, refused to
admit the fulfillment of tho culinary
philanthropist's last wishes. What
aggravates tho nephews' grief is the
unpleasant fact that the court has
now decided that they cannot now
get those :W0,000 francs their uncle
left them under certain conditions.
Fanna tn Ocean' Deeuest Depth..
In the profoundest abysms of the
sea are strange forms of lifo
that never, save when brought up by
the trawl, sec the upper light. Tlio
work carried on by the United States
fish commission vessel, the Albatross,
has established tho fact that forms
of sea life inhabiting the upper
waters may descend to about 1,200
feet from tho surface, but below this,
to a depth of 300 or 360 fathoms, a
barren zone intervenes whore marino
life seems absent But still deeper,
strange to saj-, has been discovered
an abundant and varied fauna, now
to science, living under conditions of
tremendous pressure and tho paucity
of tho life-sustaining element of oxy
A Pearl It oat.
Not very long ago a London news
paper announced that a jeweler of
Turin had made a tug-boat formed of
a single pearl. The sail is of beaten
gold, studded with diamonds, and the
pinnacle light at the prow is a per-
t feet ruby. An emerald serves as its
I rudder, and the stand on which it is
I mounted is a slab of whitest ivory.
The entire weight of this marvelous
specimen of the jewelry craft is less
than half an ounce, but the maker
values it at 1,000.
Wool After starving for 20 years.
I old Potts conceived an idea which re
sulted in making his fortune.
Van Pelt What was it?
Wool Changed the sign over his
shop from "Junk" to "Antiques."
FARM AND HOUSEHOLD.
ADVOCATING BARLEY AS A
FIRST CLASS STOCK FOOD.
Corn Bad for Breeding slock A Mddel
itojj Ilon-io Quick Way to fclcar Land
Canada Thistles Dairy Notes and
Barley as Stock Food.
That experience is the best teacher
has boon considered a fact for ages.
If my experience in feeding barley is
worth anything, and I surely con
sider that it is, I want every ono not
acquainted with its good qualities to
have the benefit. It is a lamentablo
fact that the majority of farmers
have fallen into tho deplorable habit
of raising only corn and oats cvory
year. A simple glance at tho asses
sor's books for 1S93 showing acreage
of difforcnt -grains raised in 1892,
will attest to this fact All over tho
country tho cry goes up about loss of
brood sows and young pigs. Let it
be painted in large red letters on
fences and school houses; let every
farmer paste it in his hat, or inscribo
it on his dinner plate in letters of
gold, that tho main cause of all this
On this farm of 3,400 acros we
raise all kinds of live stock, from
mastiff pups and wild geeso to trot
ting horses; and we raise lots of
them, too Bear with mo a moment
Do not think I am trying to adver
tise tho Tarm; far from it. but I want
to prove to you why I think our ex
perience superior to that of a man
who only farms on a small scale. We
run oleven work teams of good Ken
tucky mules, cultivating 70J a-rrcs,
besides putting up "oceans" of hay.
Our mules never wintered finer and
got through spring work in as good
flesh as this past one, and their feed
has been barley. I fattoned a small
bunch of beef cattle on barley for
house use, and "quicker" and finer
flavored beef 1 never put over the
coals. By quick beef I mean that
they fattened quickly, and as a con
sequence the meat was juicy and ten
der. We marketed over $3,000 worth
of hogs last fall, and wintered all our
shoats on an exclusive feed of ba-loy,
and in tho fifteer. years this ranch
has been in existenco shoats never
wintered as finely. Our ewes on
same rations sheared a heavier fleece
of wool, and had a larger and stronger
lot of lambs than ever before. Our
entire band of brood mares had their
regular feed of barley, and novcr had
a stronger lot of foals with no
trouble whatever in foaling. The
stallions and colts nau tne same ra
tions and opened up the spring cam
paign vigorous and keen.
1 deem corn as certain death to
breeding stock, writes William Berry
in the American Trotter. Whilo its
superior cannot bo found as a cheap
and easier fattcner for all butcher
stock, its fattening and heat produc
ing qualities arc just what have the
killing offect on breeding stock.
Now, a word as to brood sows.
Every year up to 18S9 our bunch of
fifty or seventy-live brood sows were
allowed to run with tho stock hogs
behind tho steers in feed lots. They
were all removed a few days or weeks
as occasion called for to the farrow
ing house, but the deadly corn had
gotten in its work, and wo annually
lost quite a number of sows and
scores of pics. The litters wcro
small ind so many either came still
born or were so small and weakly
that it was a sure case of the survival
of the fittest In 18S9 wo introduced
a radical change. Corn was entirely
discarded, and sows put on a diet of
ground barley and oats. Sometimes
barley alone, and occasionally bran
was mixed with it, but barley was
tho main food. Now. mark you, since
18S9 we havo not lost a sincle sow in
fattening, and all stillborn pigs could
be put in a common water pai!. The
litters averaged from thirty-three to
fifty per cent larger in quality and
numbers. Instead of four to eight,
each sow would havo from seven to
thirteen in a litter, and all healthy
littlo fellows ready to scrape for their
dinner at the drop of a bucket
California is a great barley raising
and barley feeding stat, and look at
the results. Don't give all their suc
cess .to climate. The only thing
against my argument in favor of
barley is that I am a young man, and
to somo people that is a crime. And
whilo I never was on a farm until
seven years ago, yet during that
time I havo made it a study, as I did
my Ca'sar and Virgil in school, and
havo raised mote grain and live
stock than somo old cranks through
whose hair the hay seed of sixty
summers have sifted, and through
whoso "gazalas" tho winds of sixty
winters have whistled. .Simply be
cause some of us "kids" don't do as
they and their fathers did down on
tho rocky hillsides of "Vermont," is
no reason why "no good thing can
come out of Nazareth. "
Bcmember that alt this is gratui
tous and free as air. It don't co-t
any man a cent If any man wants
to know of any further particulars
all he has to do is to pay tho postage
and I will do tho rest. I will just
mention in closing that a ration of
ground barley, oats and bran with a
dash of oil meal occasionally, makes
a nice feed for colts or other young
Quick lVayi to Clo r Land.
By the existence of skill, much
hard labor may bo saved in the clear
ing of land. In this section land is
cleared of small timber under three
or four inches in diameter by tho
following method: Take a log a foot
in diameter by ten feet in length,
with tho bark off. Have each end
nicely rounded leaving a good o
knot in tho center, to which a log
chain can be attache! Fasten a
pair of heavy mules or hor-cs to the
smaller end and fasten the other end
to the tree to bo taken up, about four
to six feet from tho ground. Now
drive around the tree, and as the
roots aro loosened from the soil cut
them with a sharp ax. It is surpris
ing how quickly a tree can be gotten
out thus, many of them in loss than
ten minutes by the watch. The ob
ject of the log is to bring the draft
down where the team can get at it
For larger trees, over ten inches in
diameter, block and tackle must be
employed, which will tak- somewhat
longer. Trees can be gotten out by
the roots in about the same time it
take? to cut the tree down. March
is the best month to clear land, as
tho ground is soft, and with a steady
team and three jrood active men good
progress can be made every day.
A Model Hoff Iluute.
G. II. C.Cedar Bluffs, Neb., writes
Orange Judd Farmer: The building
is entirely of pine lumber. The sills
aro 'x 6 inch; floor joist, 2x8 inch;
floor. 1J inch board. The two extra
sills are laid nearly under tho alley
partitions and extend the whole
length of the building. They are"
not mortised into the end sills, but
they are laid under them, supporting
tho floor joist in tho contor, and tho
whole rests on blocks of stone.
Tne sldos and dttds aro boarded
upright and battened with 3 ibch
battens. Tho roof is mado of
grooved roofing and 6 inch battens.
The walls insido aro linod up 2J feet
for warmth. The building is 56
feet long and 26 feet wide. There is
a steam generator arid barrels for
water and cooked feed, with pens
8x10 foot and yards. Tho five pens
on tho south sido arc divided by part
ly movable partitions and are used
for fattening hogs.
Tlio troughs aro placed directly
under tho partition betweon tho pens
and tho alley, and a door twonty
inches high and tho samo length as
tho trough, hangs to this partition,
the door having a sliding latch with
which it may bo fastened to cithor
side, excluding hogs until tho feed is
in placo. From X to tho right hand
end of houso, thirty-two feet, tho
whole floor slopes six inches and
this I considor tho fino point in my
plan, since by using hoso or eavo
sprouting in connection with tho
water supply tho floor can bo easily
washed, and tho manuro with the
liquid bo pushed through tho shuto,
and caught in a tight box placed on a
sled or stone boat and removed to
the field. The alley is six feot wide,
doors four feet wide.
With this houso I am ready for my
sows to farrow any time after tho
15th of Fobruary. The cost of build
ing was 225 with lumber at $22 per
Canada Thistles Not Seeding.
The Canada thistle propagates so
readily from its roots that it docs not
need seed to becomo an untolorablo
nuisance in cultivated grounds.
There aro conditions in which seed
does not form usually on very rich,
mellow soil where the root growth is
unobstructed. In somo Western
agricultural papers we havo seen
communications saying that the
Canada thistlo never seeds. The
writers havo examined heads of
bloom and havo found them entirely
barren. But this negative evidence
proves nothing. Wo have noticed
both tho tccding and not-seeding
spocimens. The latter wero always
more rank in growth and usually had
a red bloom. The thistles that fur
nish seed have mostly a bloom very
much lighter colored. American
If the shoats weigh under 100
pounds, feed two-fifths shorts and
one-fifth oil-meal, by weight. If they
woigh moro than this feed more corn
and rather less shorts and oil-meal.
These three feeds compounded as
directed should prove eminently satis
factory. Do not fail to supply hard
wood ashes. Such shoats should not
be loosely confined.but havo "exercise
and should be on the hard wood floor
just as little as possible. Thus fed
and managed they should make a
gain of from three-quarters to one
pound per day on medium feeding
and go into grass in condition to
take a large amount of corn and
make heavy gains.
Good clover liay is one of the best
of feeds for tho dairy cow.
Good butter depends moro on tho
butter maker than the cow.
It requires no moro to milk and
feed a good cow than a poor one.
In dairying profits depend less on
how much wo do than how well we
Peas, oats and barley mixed arc
highly recommended for cows. Tho
crop can be -used for soiling and also
in tho grain.
What can I do to harden buttor
that comes too soft? asks a lady.
We presumo you have no ice. Then
use cold water when tho butter is in
Churn in the cool of tho mo"ning
in very hot weather, to prevent the
temperature of tho cream from rising
too high for tho good of the butter.
When the boy or girl begins to
milk sec that they are taught to do
it properly. As they begin thoy will
likely continue. Wo have known
boys to begin by stripping with the
thumb and two fingers, wetting the
teat with milk, to milk that way
An exchango says that if a cow
gets choked with an apple or potato,
holding up its head and breaking an
egg in its mouth is a sure cure. The
samo remedy is recommended for
horses under similar circumstances
A few drops of carbonato of
ammonia put into a small quantity of
rain water will prove a safe and easy
remedy for cleaning spots from car
pets. Is there any way to prevent a pine
churn from giving a pine taste to tho
butter? asks a subscriber. The taste
will not be imparted after the churn
isused a few times.
Instead of putting food in tho oven
to kcop hot for late comers try
covering it closely with a tin and
settinjr it over a basin of hot water.
This plan will keep the food hot and
at tho samo time prevent it from
The most judicious foods to serve
with pork aro fried apples, apple
sauce, tomatoes and sweet or white
potatoes. If pork i- offoicd in tho
form "of sausage meat, apple sauce
or fried apples should never be
An old and tried cleaning solution
for black dresses is a haudful of fig
leaves boiled in a quart of water till
only a pint is left. Dip a brush or
bit of s-pongc in this and rub tho
spots and stains. Black cloth that
is only dusty and generally grimy
may bo washed in soap bark water,
drying without rinsing.
Tho juice of three lemons and tho
thin, yellow rind of one, with two
ounces powdered sugar to every
quart of water, makes a rich and
strong lemonade drink. Put juice,
sugar and rind, cut into bits, into an
earthen jar and pour over the boiling
water, covering closely at once.
When cold add pounded ice and serve.
To clean gilt frames rub them
with a little salvolatile mixed with
cold water, or. after dusting the
frames well, paint tho gilding with a
camel's hair brush dipped in the fol
lowing mixture: One gill of vater in
which ono ounce of common salt, one
ounco of alum and two ounces of
purified nitre have been dissolved.
To wash silk stockings, uso tepid
water and white soap, ivory or white
cast ile, and wash only one at a time,
as on no account must they be al
lowed to lie in tho water. Rinse
carefully in cold water and squeeze,
lay them flat on a towel, and roll tho
towel up tightly, and leave to dry.
Afterwards, to renew the gloss, rub
them briskly with a piece of dry
flannel. They will look like now.
Until 1S40 Europe produced eighty
per cent of the world's wheat; now
j fifty per cent
Tubla'ib ihS Cbsrnnel.
Sir Edward Reed's pl'afi forcOnstruct
., j .. liritlatl Chain
ing a ranroau acrusa n. ..-- .
nel is to lay two mammoth tuDes oi
steel plate ana concrete ivrcui-y "-
diameter. The tubes would be made m
lengths, atil when two lenghths were
completed they Would be joined to
gether in a parallel fifty feet apart and
floated out into the channel to bo at
tached to the completed length. All
4V.n vnflr is frt lu (InllP llboVC Water.
Thus the end of tho completed tube is
lo ue Kept nuuak uuiu u i.. .- e --
joined On. Then that will be allowed
to sink, and the last attached part will
form tho end of the completed part
This plan has already been practiced
with success in America in carrying the
nin fnrtv inortps in diameter, for a
water works a long distance across a
body of salt water. In that case the
sninnwr in pharire invented a ioint
which remained tight as the completed
tube first hung in a curve, and after
ward adjusted itself to the bottom on
which it came to lie. London Times.
Angels and Faint.
They were having a little conjugal
argument about the fondness of women
for rnsnieth"?. when he thought to
clinch tho argument by exclaiming
"Angels never paint" "Perhaps not,"
she calmly replied, "but, all the same,
vou never saw an angel that wasn't
painted." And the only way he could
get out of it was by declaring she was
an angel, which compelled him to ad
mit that he had aeon at least one un
That the world was inhabited long
before authentic history began is now
ono of the generally accepted facts.
There are said to bo more than 3.000
prehistoric buildings in Sardinia. They
are almost all in the fertile districts
and are built in groups which are sep
arated from one another by wide aud
generally barren places.
From Freedom to Despotism.
Thero is said to be an oak in the Im
perial gardens at St Petersburg which
has grown from an acorn taken from a
tree growing near the tomb of Wash
ington at Mount Vernon. It was
planted fiftv years ago by George Sum
ner of Boston, the brother of Charles
Don't Blame the Cook
If a baking powder is not uniform in strength, (,
so that the same quantity will always do the sine '
work, no one can know how to use it, and unu- t
formly good, light food cannot be produced with iiA .
All baking powders except Royal, because)
improperly compounded and made from inferior1
materials, lose their strength quickly when the can
is opened for use. At subsequent bakings there
will be noticed a falling off in strength. The food .
is heavy, and the flour, eggs and butter wasted.
It is always the case that the consumer suiters
in pocket, if not in health, by accepting any sub
stitute for the Royal Baking Powder. The Royal
is the embodiment of all the excellence that it is
possible to attain in an absolutely pure powder.
It is always strictly reliable. It is not only more
economical because of its greater strength, but
will retain its full leavening power, which no
other powder will, until used, and make more
wholesome food. c
How Ho Got Ills Xamr.
Apropos of queer names. Dr. Henry
Cooper write, the New York Sun as
follows: "Visiting in Canada some
years ago on a farm near Lake Simcoe,
I was struck by the peculiarity of the
name of one of the sons in the family
I was visiting. It was "Happen" this
and "Happen" that until I was be
wildered. I said to him when we
were alone. 'Forgive me for being
t-urious, but I can make nothing
of 3-our name. Will you tell me what
it is?' He flashed tip in a minute: 'You
Yankees are too darn inquisitive; if
you want to know about my name ask
ma. When the opportunity occurred,
I very respectfully sought information
from his ma. 'Drat that boy,' &he said,
hc sends everybody to me. His name
is "Happcn-to-"be," and that was what
be ere christened. When he was born
I happened to be at a camp me ting,
and 1 didn't want to forget it Now, I
hope you are satisfied.' I was."
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A Kissing Campaign.
In a recent campaign in Alabama,
political kissing was devoted to a high
art One candidate, after making a
speech at the Ulue Creek mines one
rvening. led in a dance and kissed the
boss miner's wife once. His opponent,
hearing of this, went to the same place,
also made a speech and led the danco
afterward and kissed the boss miner's
wife twice. It is said that the boss
miner himself got very tired of the
Coo's Cough Ralsam
li th oMpt anil Iwst. It n ill lrak ui a Cold quick
er than aiijttilnjrels'. ItlsalwajsrelUblf. Iryit.
There is no deod moro heroic than to say-
no to j-ourself.
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Telout cum Treatise al 12 00 trial bottlu f re to Kit
CM. SencttoDr Kline. Wl Arch St.. 1-biladHphta. ha.
Find n man who has no hobby, and you
find one who is not happy.
If the nuhy I Catting Tcethf
lie faro and c;e tlist old and irrll tried remntr. Ma.
'Vi.istow'j ?00T!iitc Smcr for Children Teething.
Everytimo a wie man makes a mistake
it eaehes him containing.
Go to Grass!
That is what you ought to let yoir
pastures go to. borne pastures haven't
enough grass but what a few old lions
would pick clean. Now if you w:ut
luxuriant pastures or winter wheat
fields sow Saber's 6eeds. Think of
it'. Six tons of hay per acre and si Ety
flve bushels of wheat Such yields
make farming pay. Cut this out and
tend 4 cents in stamps to-day to .fohn
A. Salzer fceed company, LaCroase,
Wis., and receive free a packajeof
World's Fair Winter Wheat aud hi fall
It is human nature to hate the people
who &how us that vie are littlo.
Idaho Springs, in Deer Creek Cannu, Col
orado, is thirtv seven miles from Denver,
on tho Union " Pacific System. Hore nre
found veritable healing w aters for Jhe j-eo-u!c.
nnd the place of all others in Colorado
recommended by physicians for consump
tives. A kind word ton be made to striko harder
than a cannon ball.
Three Harvest Exenmlona Sontlj tus the
Wabash Kail road.
Un Aug. :s:na, cepi. iin uuu ucu ivw .
thatrnhnah will soil round trip tickctf. to
. ai c .. ,n.i- . . ,.. Tn.i.
o) Ran 15th nml Ort.
fexecut New Orleans), nt one fore. plusr-.W,
good returning -! davs from datie of tale.
For ticket or folders givinj: a ascription
of lands, climate. &&, call at Wat tsh office,
1502 Farnam Street, or vrrite
G. N. Cut TON,
NortbwMttra Fin. Agtnt, Oiaiha, Nab.
Mode Miserable for Idfe.
This you may easily bo if yoa fall tp-rem-edy
the Indigestion and non-asslmllation or
he tooil. which are the attendants-aad orig
inators of nervousness, that ever presentt
allmoiit which no narcotic mineral cdatlytv
ornervirto can over do morp than temvjo
faiJly rcllOAO'. Of course these remedies.
bayVnp effect upon the organs of dlKestlom
a 0 aImlliition. except to disorder and en
feeble them, thus csravatins the orlgtnal
dlmcultv. Amon(? tii most alarming and
danserouV symptoms at chronic nervous
&lTl Somali "Men is fho professional
firmof Inablltty to sleep. Where toJsex-
5tsthre1s always a tendency to mcBtaJ
cufiy WU TloT ; sVo'-ch BUternd
avert evil I sSim-ncrs- No winner dt
?i, ooMineL re-umc fe tone, and the systcrui
Lain In v?gor' hrouV. the a.M of this benign,
ionic t ban sleep returns and tho nerreR
Bww ".n.ull. (Thills and vcr. rheumo
Tism. blllioiikiiess and constlpatipnyieiaxo.
Onlte a Chang la the Situation.'
Lady What cute little dogs! Wath
do you charge for them?
Peddler Those dogs, mum, is the--cr
the Alaska spaniel, mum. All the
ladies of Alaska has had these dogs for
pets for centuries, mum. Such dogs
as these is worth 3"0 apiece, mum. '
Lady Humph! I've read a good deal
about Alaska, and had formed the opin
ion that ladies are rather scarce m that
region. . ...
Peddler Yes', mum'. that whats
the matter. Ladie? h t so scarce
there, that there fc More dog than
thevtvant. That's why J can sell you
one of the for S?.'0, njura.
Ueeciiam- 1'iu.rf ake the Nace of an en
tiro medicine iliest. ntld fchoiiy Lo kept tor
uso in every family. ti." edit b?1-
Frnm Stomach to Stomach.
Not a man in a hundred who ttses.
pepsin as an aid to digestion has any
idea where it comes from or how it is
obtained. It is really prepared from
the gastrajui -e found in the stomachy
of hogs, and the ability of the hog to
digest anvthing and everything that
will pass "down its throat is probably
what led to the somewhat pecular idea
of concentrating the fluid which makes
digestion so easy in the porcine race.
Hogs that are Kept wunoui ioou or ti
ter for twenty-four hours before being
slaughtered yield an immense quantity
of grastric juice, and correspondingly
of pepsin. The fact that this article is
so peculiarly procured and prepared
should be very comforting to those who
find it docs not act upon their digestive
organs in'the manner prescribed.
th0 Pulf Coast Of T a
Has the bestnct cheapest land in the Uni
ted States and moro even climate than Cal
ifornia. Rain enough fo raise four crops a
year. I'lentv tinil-er ofil prairie. Lumber
JO to f7 per thousand. For farther informa
tion, write to Gulf Coast LariS and Improve
ment Co., 1 S14 Fnrnam, St., Oiha, reb.
It doesn't make a lie any whitor put it
on a tombstone.
"Han.onSl Magic Corn le."
Warranted to run-, or moaey refunded. Ask your
drucglit turlt. Pj li o 2i ci n ta.
The joys uhuh live and grow aro those
we share with others.
Estes Park, Colo., is a mountain para
dise reached by tho Union Pacific System,
i,!,imr- i it nmiirnio HIuo Lake. Moun-
tnin Crate. Palisade Park and Foothill, all
commingled, and is enchanted grounu ior
hunter, artist nnd invalid.
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A Free Hide to Denver, Colo.
Rfad Tins' I V mean jut n'hat -xe say. The
University Business CoM.rc.i: and Collhok
of SiiorthaM" will, owiiijf. to the prevalent har-1
times, and for other reasons, pive free transpor
tation from $ to 500 miles, to students who apme
and take a Business or Shorthand course of sty
dy. TrTis is the oldest and best Husiness Cotleh
in Colo., and under the auspices of the I 'ntrcrsi
ty of Denver. In addition to the above courses'.
Algebra. Geometrv, Latin. German and the Sci
ences are taught free to students who ua&t t hem.
We ha e discarded all theory, and teaclt Actuul
Business from the start.
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