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TT t.jsj-v-- -ViT " " jr-,j5."--- - x'r- - - -srqrx- -;-; ; -;- - K $. . , -e - ' - "T HANDY, FAKM GATES. ATHLETIC SPORTS IN INDIA. HIS END WAS QUIET. wTr"X3anaf I'.' :t;- :.: -.- - fHH-.- I" I 3 3 Efc" . Tr- f . !fi f . . - ?. .-r:.-''. 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 alL 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 amltUHiffaBBBBBBBBBBBBraBBM - jr I ', "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. jWWNWWWWrfrfWWrfrfWM AT THE EXHIBITION. Isffttf 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. -r "- Cull I ' li'B""" ' jejrBJHgrsp . I I jffifyy II Tffcssn jh j MSHi ml bbbTisbb1 aW "ssJPJI BaCafifcanTTi? 3nyfll Fir. 2. 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 -;- 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. eA .xs-"1 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 W W - p WW MM MSM 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." 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