The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, August 17, 1904, Image 3

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ATHLETIC SPORTS IN INDIA.
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Reversing the Rule.
-80!" exclaimed the rejected lover.
"AH you have wanted of me has been
to photograph me in every conceivable
attitude, because I am a 'good sub
ject!'" "I confess it, Mr. Spoonamore." said
the fair camera fiend. That is all."
"Before being shaken I have been
well taken, anyhow!" he howled,
grasping his hat and rushing forth
into the chilly darkness of the night.
LUCKY
"How did you come ter git knocked up like that, Jlmmie?"
"I wuz iiickin' up a boss-shoe fer luck, and got run over."
Literal.
A Hough avenue family has a maid
Of all work who is not overburdened
with intelligence. One day recently
the family was away and the tele
phone bell rang. The girl answered
It.
"They ain't none of them to home,"
she said.
"Are you the cook?" same the voice.
. "No; they don't live here. The
Cboks live acrost the street," ex
plained the girl. Cleveland Leader.
Cause and Effect.
"Green apples," remarked the man
who had been reading the scientific
page in -a comic almanac, "are said
to be an excellent cholera prevent
ive." "Guess that's right." rejoined the
drug clerk. "Anyway, it's a safe bet
that persons who die from eating
green apples will never be troubled
with cholera."
Worth Thinking About.
"Nowadays wages don't amount to
so much as the tips." said the first
servitor, "and it's got me to think
In "
"About what?" asked the other.
"Well, if death Is the 'wages of sin'
I wonder what the tips are?" Phila
delphia Press.
Cruelly Disappointed.
Clancy Pat, I hear ye've bin down
to Washington lookin' afther yer pin
sion. Did yez see the Prisidint?
Pat Ah, bad luck otwas! Oi
shtood an the earner fer free hours
waitin' to see the Prisidint. an' whin
he did come it wasn't him! Leslie's
Weekly.
By Jove, We Knew Him!
"Does your husband take as much
Interest in horse racing as he used
to?"
"Yes," answered young Mrs. Tor
kins. "Charley can always tell the
day before a race which horse ought
to win and the day after why he
didn't"
About the Size of It.
"It's no trouble at all to get mar
ried." remarked the girl with the new
engagement ring.
"Of course, it Isn't," rejoined her
married lady friend, with a sigh long
drawn out. "The trouble doesn't be
gin until the honeymoon ends."
Worse Than the Upper Ten.
"Only the upper ten go to your
church, don't they?" inquired the
plain person.
"Yes." replied the organist of the
awell church, "but they're not a cir
cumstance to the uppish tenor la our
choir."
Not te Be Fooled.
Mrs. Subbubs I told Bridget to
String the beans this morning.
Mr. Subbubs Yes. Well?
Mrs. Subbubs Well, she flared up
and told me I couldn't string her;
that we'd eat them loose or not at
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In Abeyance.
"What a cute little baby!" ex
claimed the good-hearted old lady on
the street. "Boy or girl?"
"We ain't decided yet." replied the
little nurse. "Pop an' mom's still
scrappin over a name for it."
Modern Improvements.
First Mate Cap'n, th' anchor
broke.
Captain Well, haven't you no in
genuity? Fasten one of th' life pre
servers to th' end of th' anchor cable.
Baltimore American.
Little te Show lor the Money.
Mrs. Golightly This is my new $65
bataiag dress, dear. What do you
think of is?
Golightly Think you got less for
your money than anyone I ever knew.
Towa Topics.
The Real Thing.
He Trouble seems to be a patriotic
sanction.
She How o?
He It makes the eyes red, the hair
white and the feelings blue.
Sleepy Philadelphia.
Patience A large party of Paila
aVrlealeni are coming over to New
York to sea Dreamland.
Patrice Why, I shouldn't taiak they
would have to leave Philadelphia for
that. .
A Wise Choice.
Haw does Paachum's secoad wife
pt gloat; with his sevea small hoys?"
' -ok, beautifully; she used to he a
la a reform school. Detroit
In the Deepest Mourning.
"Who was at the party. Aunt
Jenny?" we asked of an old colored
woman who came by not long since.
"Wellum, dey 'uz a lot o' folks. Dar
'uz Billie. an' Nez, an' Kate, an' de
Wldder Jones."
"The widow? Why her husband has
Just died."
"Sholy, marm; an' I tell you', her
mo'nin' hit 'uz mighty black." Nash
ville Banner.
JIM.
Still at It.
"I certainly did enjoy your ser
mon," said the hard case, who seldom
attended church.
"Indeed!" replied Rev. Mr. Tawker.
"and what part did you enjoy the
most?"
"I guess it was the part where I
dreamed I had a million dollars."
The Customer and the Salesman.
"I think these will fit you," said the
salesman. "They are No. 3."
"No. they are not," replied the
yjung woman, sharply. "They are a
full size larger than that, and I want
a pair two sizes larger yet Do you
think I can wear a No. 4 shoe on a No.
8 foot?"
Improvement.
"Your wife is improving with her
baking, isn't she?"
"Oh, yes."
"Her cakes and pies now are good
enough 'to eat, eh?"
"Oh. no; but she's getting so she
can make them look good enough to
eat."
A Compromise.
"But," said the Rev. Dr. Broadley.
"you must remember the Bible tells us
to love our neighbors."
"It's quite Impossible." replied Mrs.
Upperten. "I simply hate mine."
"Well er then, hate them in mod
eration." ' mHAft
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"Did you see the landscape by D'Auber? It's awful."
"Sure thing. The man who painted it ought to be hung alongside of it"
Important Part.
Lawyer Then, too, there will be the
court crier's fee.
Fair Litigant (breach of promise)
Oh. I shall do my own crying. I should
never think of trusting anybody else
to do that. Goodness, no! Puck.
Willing to Oblige.
"Can you gimme a bite, ma'am?"
said the ragged hobo. "I'm hungry
enuff ter eat a hoss."
"I regret to say." replied the kind
lady, "that we are just out of horses;
but I'll call the dog."
Seer.
"Tell me what you eat and I'll tell
you what you are." said the seer.
The man told him what he ate.
"You're a blanked fool."
"Wonderful! Wonderful!" exclaim
ed the man. Puck.
A Matter of Taste.
"What a homely shirt!"
"Yes; my wife picked it out"
"Why, man, haven't you any taste
yourself?"
"Not for a quarrel with my wife."
SelfConacious.
Miss Borde Oh, horrors!
Here
been
Miss Tawker. She's
abroad this spring.
Miss Sharpe Yes, any one could
tell that She's got a broad grin on
her face.
The Usual Secret
Nell She intends to be married
vary quietly; ia fact it's a secret
Belle How do you know?
Nell All the girls are talking
about it
A Jtf Failure.
Jongs told ae that he was going
to payexpenses in. the suburbs by
raising chickens and popcorn. Did
:: Trork?"
"Like a dry oil well. The chickens
ate the popcorn. Jones caught them
at it. took them for his neigkfbor's
poultry and potted them with his shot
gun. He's now living in a flat where
they won't permit even canary birds."
Detroit Free Press.
Accounted For.
DeRanter I tell you. my boy, 1
made the hit of my life last night in
my new play. Why, the audience was
actually glued to its seat, as it were.
Critlcus O, that accounts for it.
DeRanter Accounts for what?
Crlticus The fact that it didnt get
up and leave. Stray Stories.
That Small Boy.
Tommy Figgjam Paw!
Figgjam Yes, sonny.
1
"Doesn't 'beheaded' mean having
yer head taken off?"
"Not necessarily mine, Tommy, but
somebody's."
"Then why don't 'bejeweled' mean
havin' yer jewels taken off?"
Unappreciative.
"Did you ever read a paper at our
literary society?" asked the young
woman with a frowning brow.
"No," answered the matter-of-fact
matron. "But I've seen times when I
would have enjoyed reading a paper
or a magazine instead of listeaing tc
what was going on."
She Wears a Mask.
Patience He married a womaa
with money, I believe.
Patrice Yes. she's got all kinds of
money. "Homely, I suppose?"
"Frightfully! But he doesn't mind
it. You. see, they spend most of the
time in their, automobile, and aha
wears a mask."
A Guess.
"Rimer says all the poetry he writes
nowadays is 'didactic What does
that mean?"
"I imagine that must be a Latin
word that means 'the rejection of a
manuscript does not necessarily im
ply lack of literary merit,' or some
thing to that effect."
Why the Girls Do It.
Tess What did you order when
Mr. Richley took you out to lunch?
Jess Why, truffle pie and
Tess Goodness! You don't like
that stuff, do you?
Jess No; but it's so expensive, you
know.
A Pertinent Query.
Mrs. Hcnpeck The doctor says you
need a rest.
Henpeck When arc you solas
away to the country, my dear?
Strong Liken
Knicker Whom does the baby most
resemble?
Bocker The relative with the moat
money.
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Not as Bad as Might Have Been.
Job bore his troubles patiently.
"At least" he consoled himself, "no
one has told me what to take for my
cold."
Toying with the potsherd, he felt he
had escaped the worst
One Is Too Much.
Bjones "Smith got confidential
wim me last night, and admitted that
he has one wife too many."
Bjobnson "Why, I didn't suspect
him of being a bigamist"
Bjones "He isn't"
Something Just As Goad.
Patent Medicine Proprietor Did
that chap we sent the gross of medi
cine to send us a testimonial?
Secretary Well, no but we got
cards of thanks from several of all
heirs. Puck.
Asked and Answered.
"How would you like to live ia a
flat, my dear?" asked the husband.
"Not at all." snapped the other hall
of the matrimonial combine; "liviag
with one is bad enough."
Merely Wished te Knew.
"Miss Passay," he said, "there U
something I have for some time
wished to ask you."
"Oh." she gasped, "I'm so glad thai
is, I I mean, is it anything per
sonal?"
Room ver Douet.
Wife Anything wrong with my
bathing suit? The men stare aw
fully. -
Husband Trying to see 12 yoa aavt
oae on, I suppose.
Man Ara Adept in Whatever Raaairas
Suppleness and Balancing.
Aa la oaly to ha expected, coasid
erlag their aatioaal diet, the physique
ot tae aatlves of India will not com
pare with an Englishman's, though
they possess a lltheness of form and
quickness of eye that we lack, and
which makes them among the finest
gymnasts and Jugglers in the world.
Such perfect balancing powers have
they, that, evea supposing them bereft
of the tenacious grasp of foot pos
sessed by all barefooted races, there
would be still left much to admire in
their skiU.
' Evea a slip Is of lHtle consequence
to such clever tumblers; they seem to
have all the climbing powers of a cat.
As runners their staying power is
most remarkable; a dak-wallah deems
the task of running twenty miles a
mere trifle.
It is strange that in games pure and
simple they do not display the same
excellence, though the cricket of the
Parsees is meritorious.
Of other native pastimes the one
which may cause the most surprise is
football, as it seems essentially a
same fitted for northern climates
only. Yet it is not merely played, but
played rather extensively, considering
its somewhat recent introduction into
the country.
Its growing popularity is stlH more
surprising on account of the hard na
ture of the ground and the heat of the
atmosphere, conditions which scarcely
favor either the playing or players.
The usual rules and regulations are in
force, but the natives play barefooted.
C. B. Fry's Magazine.
Na Place for a Dragon Fly.
A big brown dragon fly floated
leisurely into a Sixth avenue depart
ment store the other day and zig
zagged its way to the lace counter,
where it made one of the midair
pauses so common to the Insect and
so startling to the spectator unac
quainted with its ways.
The pause was made directly in
front of a blue-eyed young woman
with auburn hair, rampant, a la pom
padour, who stood behind the counter.
The blue-eyed young woman was
so amazed at the fierce-eyed, quiver
ing apparition that she was speech
less; but when the dragon fly, satis
fled with its inspection, made a wild
dash toward that rampant head, the
owner sent up a shriek which at once
communicated itself to the othet
young woman behind that and adja
cent counters, until it would have
been thought that wholesale murdei
was being done there.
"Sh!" said some one at last who
seemed to know something. "It's only
a harmless dragon fly looking for
flies!"
The blue-eyed young woman with
the ambitious pompadour rose to the
occasion promptly. With unmasked
indignation she tossed her flamboyant
bead and said:
"The very idea! There ain't no
flies on me!" New York $un.
Smoked Glasses for Hay Fever.
Ia Worcester, 'Mass., there is a doc
tor by the name of Stowell. This
doctor has long been subject to hay
fever. In studying his own case he
noticed that hay fever came and went
In a very capricous manner, and he
reached the conclusion that it was
mostly a nervous disease. .Somehow
or other he reasoned himself into the
belief that the sub's rays produced
hay fever by acting in some way upon
the eyes. So he thought to try
smoked glasses for the eyes, to see ii
that would not prevent his bay fever.
He reports that the smoked glasses
gave instant relief. But if he went
out ia the 'sun withotS the glasses he
was sure to have hay fever again
So now he wears smoked glasses and
is happy. He has no more hay fever
He says he has tried the glasses on
two or three other patients, and
claims that the same relief is ob
tained. We like to report such cases, be
cause it is seldom that doctors ever
admit that any one is cured by any
thing except the action of drugs. So
harmless a remedy as smoked glasses
should be welcome, if it be found tc
contain any virtue. Medical Talks.
The Lift of the Heart
When we stand with the woods around
us
And' the great bounds overhead;
When tbe wind blows cold on our fore
heads And tbe breath of the pines Is shed:
When tbe son nf the thrush Is ringing
Wonderful, rich, apart
Between the sound and the silence
Conies a sudden lift of the heart.
When we seek with the clearer vision
That BTief tbe revealer brings
For tbe threads that are shot together
In the close-wrought web of things.
And find that pain Is Woven
Into love and joy and art
Between tbe search and the solace
Comes a sudden lift of the heart.
And when life's farthing candle
Gutters and flares and sinks:
When the eye no longer wanders
And tbe brain no longer thinks;
When only tbe band plucks idly
At the sheet till the spirit part
Does there come between living and
dying
A sudden lift of the heart?
Atlantic.
Yet It Often Is.
Old farniture should not be simply
"old" and valued as such, but should
he an example of the highest art of its
period, and the result of application of
the mind and time of trained artists in
ts construction. Its presence in the
modern home, or as an inspiration to
the collector, is the appeal of the past
that past which reaches out ever to
the present and sends its impulse on
to the future in art, architeature, lit
erature or history. It is the uncon
scious bequest of those who have
lived, and loved, and planned, and in
dyiag left to posterity something for
the good of humanity or the beauti
fying of surroundings. Harper's Ba
zaar. -
Juror's Excuse Valid.
Ex-Justice Mayer tells this one on
himself:
Just after he had finished charging
the jury one of them arose in the box
and, stuttering frightfully, asked to be
excused on the ground-of deafness.
"Could you aot hear my charge to
the jury?" demanded the judge.
"Oh, y-y-y-e-s, I c-c-c-c-could h-h-h-hear
y-y-y-our cher-cher-cher-charge
all r-r-r-ght, b-b-b-ut I c-c-c-ouldn't
mm-m-make her-faer-her-head or t-t-t-tal
of t y-y-yoar Hon-oa-oa-oaor!"
"Needless to say. I excused him
without a reprimand," said the judge.
New York Times.
Modem Torpedo Beat
The aew British torpedo boat de
strpyer"Waveaey belongs to the new
class of torpedo boat destroyers, and
has been built with a displacement
pt 950 tons and equipped with oae 12
poaader and five pounder quick-fir-las
I? md two 18-lach torpedo'
tabes. The Waveney has been fitted
wMk eagiaes of 7,000 horsepower,
sappOed with steam from modified
larrow water-tube boilers, .propelling
aer at a speed of 25 kaota aa hoar.
Youthful Dlatamatiat Oat Neatly Out
ef Tight Place.
Ned was 7. Badge waa 4. They
had the small boy's propensity for
idopttag every stray cat that came
ji their direction, without drawing
ay line of color or antecedents. The
srowa-upe had protested without
avail and nearly every day found aa
idditioaal half-starved kittea ruaaing
iboat the place. At .'last the boys'
father had an inspiration.
"See here, boys," ka said. "I am
altogether too poor to feed any more
kittens. I simply cannot afford it.
Now, if yon really waat to keep this
last little yellow kitten you have
brought ia you will have to buy milk
for her with your own pennies. But,
remember, she must be well fed and
the first time I find her crying for
r ometking to eat she will have to go.
The boys talked the matter over
and readily agreed to this arrange
ment The following day, however,
the yellow kitten was crying piteous
ly for food when the father came
home. Oaly one of the culprits being
present the vials of wrath broke on.
his head.
"Budge," he said sternly, "didn't I
tell you boys that the first time I
heard that cat yelling around here
she would have to go?"
"Yes, papa," Budge replied hastily.
"But you see, I only own half the cat
and it isn't my end of the cat that
eats."
CLASS OF NOTED PUPILS.
Famous
Americana Who Were
at
School Together.
Among the faded, yellow pages of
an old book, which no amount oi
money could buy from its owner are
a number of the schoolboy composi
tions of three men who later became
famous senators of the United States,
of one boy who became the greatest
money king the modern world has
known, and of a little girl who be
came the wife of the great money
king, writes Frank T. Sebright In the
National Magazine.
The boys were Marcus Alonzo Han
aa, Edward O. Wolcott, James K.
Tones 'and John D. Rockefeller; the
girl was Celestia Spelman, now Mrs.
fohn D. Rockefeller. A further strange
fact is that two of these boys in later
tears became the chairmen of the
national committees of the two great
political parties Jones of the Demo
cratic and Hanna of the Republican
as well as the leaders of their re
spective parties in the United States
Senate, while "Eddie" Wolcott won
bardly less distinction as a senator of
the United States from Colorado.
The owner of the little age-yellowed
book is Andrew Freese, a schoolmas
ter of Cleveland.
Chaining the Child.
"Well, what do you think of that?"
he said, "leading her child along by a
;hain, as she would her favorite pup
py." The youngster was lively as
youngsters are likely to be, pulling
first this way and then that, but a
little jerk from the other end of the
chain was generally all that was
needed to make him trot along. "Well,
when I come to think of it, that idea
appears so eminently sensible and
practicable that the wonder is it has
never been adopted before. If I was
of a more commercial trend of mind it
might give a valuable suggestion in
the way of jeweled, collars and belts,
solid gold and silver effects, and pos
sibly a bracelet or ring attachment
for the leader.' Philadelphia Press.
Admirirg the Mower.
I love the swish of 'the gleaming blade.
The thump of tjre lusty tread.
Where the timothy stalk is lowly laid
And the daisy bends its head.
There' freedom here in the mighty sweep
Distilling the bay's perfume;
There's freedom here In the hands that
reaD
And conquer the clover bloom.
Here toil is king, and the beaded brow
Seems never a-wrlnk with care;
Here work is play or It seems somehow
To me It is but there.
But there where the lusty mower goes
With a strenuous stride along
Perhaps he'd sing, if he could, who
knows.
A different sort of song?
For here I loll in the shade immense.
With my ol5 muse on the run;
I loll this side of the zigzag fence
He broils there in the sun.
New York Sua.
Queer Injunction to Cyclists.
"Cycles entering the park must
carry belles. Penalty $5."
A sign bearing this peculiar word
ing and unusual spelling occupies a
conspicuous place near the Mount
Royal entrance to Druid Hill park
Almost every wheelman passing the
sign smiles after reading it, and finds
consolation in reflecting that it is the
cycle and not the cycler that is com
pelled to carry belles.
After gazing critically at the sign
the other day a dyspeptic looking
wheelman said to his companion:
"Either I am violating the letter of
the law, or the law is wrongfully let
tered on the sign." Baltimore Sun.
Protected the Judge.
After the jury in a Texas case had
listened to the charge of the court
and gone to their room to deliberate
upon the verdict, one of the twelve
went right to the point by saying:
"That thar Pike Muldrow orter to be
convicted on gen'ral principles. He's
bad as they make 'em."
As the hum of approval went
around a weezened little juror said:
"I heerd that Pike guv' it out that
he'd go gunnin' fur us if we sent
him up, jes' soon's he got out, an' fer
the jedge, too."
"We must perfect the jedge," they
agreed, and the verdict was "Not
guilty." Detroit Free Press.
No Comparison.
The late Tim Campbell, of "What's
the constitution between friends"
fame, was once a civil justice in New
York, and had a bill passed by the leg
islature giving the justices salaries
of $10,000 a year.
"Why, Tim," said the governor,
when the bill came to him for con
sideration, "that is more than the
judges of the supreme court in Wash
ington receive."
"Oh, well," said Tim, "if you want
first class talent you must pay first
class prices." New York Times.
To Revive Glories of Long Branch.
Leading citizens of -Long Branch
are endeavoring to revive the faded
glories of that erstwhile fashioaable
summer resort Gamblers and the
usual swarm of shoddyites crowded
In after the real society leaders years
ago and turned the place into a fifth
rate summer attraction. Now a meet
ing has been held and the city author
ities have beea asked to purchase
oceaa front, build a casiao aad con
struct a board walk. The citizens are
determiaed that there shall be aa
early return of eoadltJoaa which pre
vailed formerly.
Making Use ef Radium.
Aa Instrument lately devised by R.
J. Strutt makes ingenious use of the
emaaations of radium. An electro
scope with dividing leaves is sealed
ap ia a vacuum tube along with a
speck of radium. The inner sides of
the vacuum tube are partially coated
with tinfoil, which communicates by a
wire fused in the glass with the
"earth" outside. Thus, if the elec
troscope be charged with positive
electricity, its leaves, expanding, will
touch the tinfoil surface; will be dis
charged and will fall together again.
But the spark of radium which is al
ways discharging negative ions
through the glass walls of the vacu
um tube is. in consequence, continu
ally creating and maintaining an at
mosphere of positive electricity
within the tube, and therefore as
often as the electroscope is dis
charged recharges it Thus the leaves
of the electroscope ceaselessly expand
and fall together again. The instru
ment has been variously called a
radium clock and a perpetual motor.
Both descriptions are wanting in ac
curacy, for there is reason to believe
that the instrument will not go on
working forever, but only during the
20,000 or 30,000 years of the radium's
life; and there is no guarantee that
it will go on working with chrono
logical accuracy. Still, it is the near
est approach to perpetual motion
that has ever been artificially at
tained. Operated by Electricity.
Doubtless the man who first invent
ed the typewriter felt satisfied that
he had attained the summit of speed
in wrltlng"when he had perfected his
machine to respond to the touch of
Current Manipulates the Levers.
the fingers on the keys. And with a
few minor improvements, which have
not changed; the principle of the In
vention, it has filled an important
place in the business world. It has
always been necessary to depress the
keys sufficiently to throw the type-bar
against the inking ribbon and leave
it3 impression on tbe paper, this ac
tion releasing a universal bar to allow
the carriage to move forward one
space as each letter is printed. Now
it is done by tbe aid of the electric
current Each rod proposed to do all
this work automatically which oper
ates a type-bar, is now connected with
a little electro-magnet and as soon as
tho current enters any coil its corres
ponding rod is thrown forward just far
enough to hook the lower end of it be
neath the edge of the central disk as
shown. Just as this connection is
made the passage of the electric cur
rent through another electro-magnet
depresses the disk. pulling the rod
down and striking the type face on
tho paper as though it were done by
the depression of a key with the fin
ger. To form the connection between
the individual magnets and the oper
ating mechanism the writer wears a
set of metallic thimbles on the fingers,
which are wired to the source of the
electric current. The instant connec
tion is made with one of the metallic
plates on the keyboard the current
passes through the plate into the cor
responding magnet and hence to the
disk in the center of the machine.
William B. Roberts of Newark, N.
J., is the inventor.
Spraying for Wild Mustard.
A remedy which has been found ef
fective against wild mustard, also
called Herrick, is to spray the infest
ed fields of grain with a 2 per cent
solution of copper sulphate, or blue
stone (that is, 1 pound of bluestone
for 5 gallons of water). This opera
tion must be done before the plants
are 7 or 8 inches high. It requires
about 50 gallons of the mixture to the
acre, and this mixture should be ap
plied on a clear still day. If a rain
should fall within 24 hours, or if the
weeds are older, a second spraying
will be necessary. When the plants
are not too abundant the best method
to destroy them is handpulling. pro
vided this be done before any of the
seeds are ripe. In very large fields.
or where water is scarce, a far better
way than spraying is the use of light
harrows or of the implement known
under the name of "Weeder.' In this
way, not only the seedlings of wild
mustard, but those also of many other
noxious weeds, are destroyed at the
same time, and the growing grain is
much benefitted by this surface culti
vation. Two such weedings should
be given between the time the grain
is up until it has shot up 7 or 8 inches.
. A New Kind o? Steel.
Samuel Maxim, a brother of the
Maxim of rapid fire gun fame, has
made a discovery in a process for
producing steel which has remark
able qualities. Mr. Maxim is a farm
er who lives in Maine. For some time
he has been experimenting with vari
ous methods for making blades which
will vie with the Damascus blade of
immortal fame.
After reading some old Hindoo
books he constructed a forge on the
Indian plan, and from this produced
an ingot which he forged into a
rough drill. This drill bored an iron
file as easily as if it had been a pieee
of wood. Tried with a scale of metals
gradually increasing in hardness, this
drill penetrated them all, not stopping
at the -best steel obtainable. In case
this 'steel should prove to be like that
of the ancients it will open 'a vast
field of possibilities.
New Milk-Drying Machint.
The Just-Hatmaker milk-drying ma
chine is extremely simple. The cylin
ders are heated by steam to a surface
temperature of about 230 degrees
Fahrenheit They are separated from
each other about one-eighth of an
inch and revolve inversely, making
about six revolutions a minute. The
milk to be dried is fed continuously
upon the revolving cylinders and,
passing between them, is spread in a
thin, uniform layer upon tbe surface
of each cylinder. The milk solids are
thee removed in continuous sheets, as
the cylinders revolve, by stripping
knives held in contact with the cylin
ders. By this process milk is reduced
to dryness In less than thirty seconds.
The sheets of dry milk are afterwards
pulverized by being passed through a
sieve.
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TWO FORMS WHICH HAVE GIVEN
SATISFACTION.
Seme New Ideas Put Forth By a
Canadian Agriculturist All May Be
Constructed at Comparatively Little
Expense.
Mr. Wm. Scott, a Manitoba farmer
living in Provencher district, contrib
utes to The Family Herald and Week
ly Star illustrations of two forms of
gates which are used with satisfaction
on his farm. The gate represented in
Fig. 1 is used over the farm, while Fig.
2 represents the small garden gate.
Mr. Scott has five of the larger gates,
three of which have permanent wheels,
and when harvest Is over the wheels
of the horse rake are attached to the
Fig. L
remaining two. The gate rests on tho
wheel, whether closed or open, the re
volving wheel carrying the gate around
whether" opening or closing. The gate
rests on the back end on a block of
wood, in which there is a socket, and
in this a gudgeon at the foot of the
gate head rests and turns. Mr. Scott
says his three-year-old boy can open
an 18-foot gate of this sort with ease.
The garden gate shown at Fie. 1
swings across the open end of a fixed
V-shaped enclosure. To pass through
one steps into tho enclosure, draws
the gate past himself and passes out
on the other side. Mr. Scott remarks
in his letter that whenever this gate Is
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opened it shuts in the same operation.
The gate shown in Fig. 3- was recom
mended by Mr. Henry Ihirton. Onturio
County, Ont. Mr. Burton describes
the gate and its construction about as
follows: The gate requires about 40
feet of good inch pine lumber, which
is worth about $25 per thousand feet.
The top and bottom bars arc each six
inches wide, the others being four
inches. The spaces between the bars,
commencing at the bottom, are four,
six. eight and ten inches. When nec
essary, one wire is stretched length
wise between the top and second bars.
The uprights and braces are all four
inches wide. Tho upright pieces are
fastened on with nine nails on both
Fig. 2.
sides. One is put on at a time and
the nails are clinched. Wire nails
three or three and a half inches long
are used. After the braces and strap
binges are put on the gate is bolted
at each of the corners with three
eighth inch bolts. This gate is strong,
cheap and easily made. Montreal
Herald.
Timber For a Barn.
A. J. How heavy should the frame
work be for a barn 30 by 50 feet?
What should be the length of each
rafter? How many shingles would be
required for the roof? How much
two-inch plank would he required for
a thrash floor 12 feet wide across the
barn?
1. Posts and beams should be nine
by nine inches. The posts support
ing the beams should be not more
than 12 feat apart. Giving tho roof
one-third pitch each rafter would re
quirt; to be 19 feet three inches, allow
ing 15 inches of the rafter to project
over the plate. For this roof about
20 squares of shingles would be re
quired. Making the roof . a little
steeper, giving it a two-fifths pitch,
the rafters should be 20 feet three
inches. Tho roof would then require
21 squares of shingles. The threshing
floor would take 360 square feet of
planking or 720 feet board measure.
Couch Grass.
P. Y. I have seven acres mostly
clay, which, has a great deal of couch
grass in it. It is now seeded to clover
but I would rather work it and save
the clover.
I would let this stand until the first
crop of clover is ready to cut for hay.
After the crop is carried, plow shal
low not more than four inches. Be
fore the time for seeding you will lie
able to give two cultivators which will
drag out the couch grass and destroy
seedlings of other weeds.
Caponizinn.
S. D. From whom and at what cost
could I procure canonizing instru
ments? At what age should cockerels
be operated upon?
Caponizing instruments may he pur
chased from dealers in poultry sup
plies. Most of tho large seed houses
carry a stock of these. The usual cost
of the instruments is from $2.."0 to
$3.00 per set, with full directions for
operating. Tho most suitafc" age for
the operation is from two t? four
months old.
Yard for Fifty Hens.
A. H. M. What size of yard would
be required for fifty laying hens, and
should it be divided?
t( the hens are to be confined to
the yards, the larger they are, up to a
certain point, the better. Fifty hens
are considered too many for one flock,
so that It would he well to divide the
fifty hens into two flocks. Twenty
five hens should have a house having
150 square feet, of floor space, ana" a
yard of about 4,000 square feet.
Fowls Losing Feathers.
A. C. A number of pullets have
lost the feathers from their heads,
which are quite bare. The trouble is
spreading.
The loss of the feathers Is caused
by a mite which burrows at the base
of the feathers. Rub carbolated vase
line on the parts affected. It will be
a preventative to give all the fowls
similar treatment. Thoroughly disin
fect the poultry house.
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Mrs. Newlywed'a CsmplalM.
"What will we have fer dlaaer.
dear?" said Mrs. Newlywed to her
husband as he started for the ossce.
"Ob. make your owa aelectiea.
sweetheart." he replied, clvisg her a
iond caress, as young husbands wilt
"But. Georee. dear ma hail mul
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purK JMuuuay. roast lamb Tuesday
roast beef last night!'
"Well?"
"Whv Pfltl't thav Intra. .,...
animals? It's so hard to choose from
just inose tnree."
Fork Fad.
Marker The spread of the optusa
habit is something' terrible. I ass told
hat women of the highest cuss have
been seen going into the opium jotata.
Parker Ob. that's all aoaaeaae.
Ladies of fashion go to sack places
to watch the Chinaraea ase chop
sticks. They want to leant how te
eat soup with a fork.--New York
Weekly.
Situation Summed Up.
Wifey How do you like my aew
hat. George, dear?
Hubby Oh. 1 suppose I've got te
like it, or else buy you another.-
Comic Cuts,.
The Old Question.
Shadracb, Meshach and Abedaeeja.
had spent the night in the fiery fur-'
nace. .J"
"Good morning." they remarket
when the doors wero opened. "Is R
hot enough for you?"
With a savage, bafiled yell their
persecutors fled tho scene. Judge.
Better Plan Than That.
The young clergyman was aader
the impression that there had beea
some criticism because ho preached!
extemporaneously. "Do you taiak I
ought to write my sermons?" he
asked.
"No." replied the sarcastic warden.
"I think you ought to buy them."
By Doctor's Advice.
"Excuse me. Softly." remarked Pee
denuis curiously, "how is it you al
ways wind up your watch immediately
after dinner?",
"For the benefit ef my health. Yea
see. my doctor has recommended ma
always to take a little exercise after
dinner."
Ideal Laborers.
She What gave you nervous
t ration?
Weary Will Overwork, mum.
She I never heard of a tramp over
working himself.
Weary Will I s'pose aot, mass.
They be generally too tired to tall
of it.
After the Auto Accident
Mother Oh. doctor, if you trepaa
my boy's skull and put in a silver
plate what effect will it have oa ale
mentality?
Surgeon Well, ma'am, his brala
may perhaps be clouded, but the cloud
will have a silver lining. Judge.
Beyond Him.
' See that colored man wrinkling ale
brow over that book?"
"Yes. he can't read it at all."
"Just making a bluff that he'a edu
cated, eh?"
"Oh. no; he's educated, but that'
a negro dialect story."
Two Truths.
"One of the most important
in life, my son." said the father, ie
to know when to grasp i.a opportaa
ity." "And another." said the wise soa,
"is to know when to let go of It, I sua
pose."
A Difference.
"In Egypt, when a girl Is bora they
throw her into the sea, so the lobstera
can get her."
"Well, over here we wait till she
grows up, and then the lobsters get
her" Philadelphia Bulletin.
Approved Prescription.
Sufferer I have a terrible tooth
ache, and want something to cure it
Friend Now, you don't need say
medicine. I had a toothache yester
day, anil went home, and my Ioviag
wife kissed rne and so consoled ate
that tho pain soon passed away. Why
don't you do the same?
Sufferer I think I will. Is your
wife home now? Albany Journal.
No Trouble.
"You know Jones, who was reputed
o rich? Well, he died the other day
and the only thing he left was an old
Dutch clock."
"Weil, there's one good thing about
it; it won't be much trouble to wlad
up his estate!"
Postponing a Pleasure.
Young mother Harry, dear.
yew
mustn't go near the baby.
Young father Mayn't 1 Just look at
him a minute?
Young mother No, dear; he'a
asleep. I'll let you take him waea ha
wakes up in the night
No Danger.
Miss Playne I was almost fright
eneu to death when he suddealy Mae
ed me."
Miss Dimples But you had ao real
cause for alarm. Joy aever kills, yoa
know.
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