The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, October 07, 1908, Image 6
"V ' , &? & Freights W. W. JACOBS 1 A QUESTION OF HABIT (.Copyright, Dodd. Kaxl Company.) "Wimmin aboard ship I don't 'old with," said the night watchman, se-. verely. "They'll arsk you all sorts o' silly questions, an' complain to the skipper if you don't treat 'em civil iH answering 'em. If you do treat 'em civil, what's the result? Is it a bit o' bacco. or a shilling, or anything like that? Not a bit of it; just a 'thank you,' an' said in a way as though they've been giving you a perfect treat by talking to you. "We 'ad a queer case once on a barque I was on as steward, called the Tower of London, bound from the Albert docks to Melbourne with a gen eral cargo. We shipped a new boy just after we started as was entered in the ship's books as 'Enery Mallow, an' the first thing we noticed about 'Enery was as 'e had a great dislike to work and was terrible sea sick. Every time there was a job as wanted to be done, that lad 'ud go and be took bad quite independent of the weather. "Then Bill Dowsett adopted 'im, and said he'd make a sailor of 'im. I be lieve if 'Enery could 'ave chose 'is fa ther, he'd sooner 'ad any man than Hill, and I would sooner have been a orphan than a son to any of 'em. Bill relied on his langwidge mostly, but when that failed he'd just fetch 'im a cuff. Nothing more than was good for a boy wot 'ad got 'is living to earn, but 'Enery used to cry until we was all ashamed of 'im. " 'Go to your duties,' roars the skip per; 'go to your duties at once, and don't let me 'ear any more of it. Why, you ought to be at a young ladies' school.' '"I know I ought, sir,' 'Enery ses, with a w'imper, 'but I never thought it'd be like this.' "The old man stares at him, and then he rubs his eyes and stares agin. 'Enery wiped his eyes and stood look ing down at the deck. " 'Eavens above," ses the old man, in a dazed voice, 'don't tell me you're a gal!' " T won't if you don't want me to,' ses 'Enery. wiping his eyes agin. "'What's your name?'vses the old man. at last. " 'Mary Mallow, sir,' ses 'Enery, very soft. "'What made you do it?' ses the skipper, at last. I ""My father wanted me to marry a man I didn't want to,' ses Miss Mal low. 'He used to admire my hair very much, so I cut it off. Then I got frightened at what I'd done, and as I looked like a boy I thought I'd go to sea. '"Then the skipper took Miss Mal low helow to her' new quarters, and to 'is great surprise caught the third of ficer, who was fond of female society, doing a step-dance in the saloon all on 'is own. ."That evening the skipper and the mate formed themselves Into a com- 'Talk Romantic to'Er About the Sea. mittee to decide what was to be done. " -She must have a dress, I tell you, or afrock at any rate,' ses the skipper, very mad. '"What's the difference between a dress and a frock?' ses the mate. "'There is a difference, ses the skipper. " 'Well, what is it?' ses the mate. '"It wouldn't be any good if I was to explain to you.' ses the skipper; 'some people's heads are too thick.' " I know they are,' ses the mate. 'The committee broke up after that, but it'got amiable agin' over breakfast nest morning,' and made quite a fuss over Miss Mallow. "She went up on deck after break fast and stood leaning against the side talking to Mr. Fisher. Pretty laugh she'd got, too, though I never noticed it when she was in the fo'c's'le. Per haps she hadn't got much to laugh about then; and while she was up ' " - DISPUTES TRUTH OF PROVERB One Man Who Disbelieves Laughter Aids Digestion. That T don't know whether nature fitted xae out with a different sort of diges tive apparatus from the average man," remarked a magazine reader, who looked up from the printed page. "Here is a writer who sets it down as a solemn fact that 'laughter and good cheer are enemies of dyspepsia. Now there enjoying 'erself watching us chaps work, the committee was down below laying its 'eads together agin. "When T went down to the cabin agin it was like a dressmaker's shop. " 'By Jove! I've got it, ses the old man, suddenly. 'Where's that dress--ing gown your wife gave you?' "The nate looked up. 'I don't know, he ses, slowly. Tve mislaid it' " 'Well,' ses the skipper. '"Three o' them new flannel shirts o' yours,' ses the mate. 'They're very dark, an they'd hang beautiful.' "They went to-the mate's cabin and, to his great surprise, there it was hanging just behind the door. " I sha'n't want that, Mr. Jackson,' he ses, slowly. 'I dare say you'll find it come in useful.' "'While you're doing that, s'pose I get on with them three shirts,' ses Mr. Jackson. "'What three shirts?' ses the skip per, who was busy cutting buttons off. " 'Why, yours,' ses Mr. Jackson. Let's see who can make the best frock.' " 'No, Mr. Jackson,' ses the old man. 'I'm sure you couldn't make anything "Don't Tell Me You're a Gal!" o' them shirts. You're not at all gifted that way. Besides, I want 'em. " 'Well, I wanted my dressing gown, if you come to that,' ses the mate, in a sulky voice. " 'Well, what on earth did you give it to me for?' ses the skipper. 'I do wish you'd know your own mind, Mr. Jackson." "It really didn't look half bad when he'd finished it, and it was easy to see how pleased Miss Mallow was." "I must say she 'ad a good time cf it. We was having splendid weather, and there wasn't much work for any body; consequently, when she wasn't receiving good advice from the skipper and the mate, she was receiving atten tion from both the second and third officers. Mr. Scott, the second, didn't seem to take much notice of her for a day or two, and the first I saw of his being in love was 'is being very rude to Mr. Fisher and giving up bad lang widge so sudden it's a wonder it didn't do 'im a Injury. "I think the gal rather enjoyed their attentions at first, but arter a time she got fairly tired of it. She never 'ad no rest, pore thing. If she was up on deck looking over the side the third officer would corae up and talk ro mantic to 'er about the sea and the lonely lives of sailor men, and I actu rally 'eard Mr. Scott repeating poetry to her. The skipper 'card it too, and being suspicious o' poetry, and not having heard clearly, called him up to 'im and made 'im say it all over again to im. 'E didn't seem quite to know wot to make of it, so 'e calls up the mate for 'im to hear it. " The mate said it was rubbish, and the skipper told Mr. Scott that if he was taken that way agin 'e'd 'ear more of it. "There was no doubt about them two young fellers being genuine. She 'appened to say one day that she could never, never care for a man who drank and smoked, and I'm blest if both of em didn't take to water and give 'er their pines to chuck overboard, and the agony those two chaps used to suffer when they saw other people smoking was pitiful to witness. "It got to such a pitch at last that the mate, who, as I said afore, was a very particular man. called another committee meeting. It was a very sol emn affair, and 'e made a long speech in which he said he was the father of a family, and that the second and third officers was far too attentive to Miss Mallow, and 'e asked the skipper to stop it. " 'How? ses the skipper. '"Stop the draught-playing and the card-playing and the poetry, ses the mate; 'the gal's getting too much at tention; she'll have er 'ead turned. Put your foot down, sir, and stop it.' "The skipper was so struck by what he said, that he not only did that, but he went and forbid them two young men to speak to the gal except at meal times, or when the conversation was general. None of 'em liked it, though the gal pretended to, and for the mat ter of a week things was very quiet in the cabin, not to say sulky. "Things got back to their old style again in a very curious way. I'd just set the tea in the cabin one afternoon, and 'ad stopped at the foot of the companion-ladder to let the skipper and Mr. Fisher come down, when we suddenly 'eard a loud box on the ear. We all rushed into the cabin at once, and there was the mate looking fairly inr-rYignrryyrv'Mw"MrnnrtqjTj-uT whenever I go to a dinner where a lot of good stories are told or amusing speeches made and I laugh more than usual the result for me is an aggra vated attack of indigestion. More than this, and although I never drink anything in the way of intoxicants, I am certain to have an attack of hic coughs as a result of laughing, which always amuses my friends who are aware of my non-drinking habits. I pre sent the anomalous picture of perhaps 4 -x thunderstruck, with his hand to bis face, and Miss Mallow glaring at 'im. " 'Mr. Jackson,' ses the skipper, in a awful voice, 'what's this?' " 'Ask her,' shouts the mate. 'I think she's gone mad dr something.' "'What does this mean, Miss Mal low?' ses the skipper. " 'Ask him,' ses Miss Mallow, breath ing very 'ard. "'Mr. Jackson,' ses the skipper, very severe, 'what have you been doing?' '"Nothing, roars the mate. " 'Was that a box on the ear I 'eard? ses the. skipper. " 'It was,' ses the mate, grinding his teeth. i " 'Your ear? ses the skipper. "'Yes. She's mad, I tell you' sea the mate. 'I was sitting here quite quiet and peaceable, when she came alongside me and slapped my face.' - " 'Why did you box his ear?' ses the skipper to the girl again. "'Because he deserved it,' ses Miss Mallow. "The skipper shook his 'ead and looked at the mate so sorrowful that he began to stamp up and down the cabin and bang the table with his fist. "Tf I hadn't heard it myself, I couldn't have believed it ses the skipper; 'and you the father of a fam ily, too. Nice example for the young men, I must say.' "'Please don't say anything more about it ses Miss Mallow; 'I'm sure he's very sorry.' "'Very good ses the skipper; 'but you understand, Mr. Jackson, that if I overlook your conduct, you're not to speak to this young lady agin. Also, you must consider yourself as removed from the committee.' "'Curse the committee screamed. the mate. Curse ' "He looked all round, with his eyes starting out of 'is 'ead, and then sud denly shut his mouth with a snap and went up on deck. "We got to Melbourne at last, and the fust thing the skipper did was to give our young lady some money to go ashore and buy clothes with. He did it in a very delikit way by giving her the pay as boy, and I don't think I 'ever see anybody look so pleased and surprised as she did. The skipper went ashore with her, as she looked rather a odd figure to be going about, and comes back about a hour later without 'er. "'I thought perhaps she'd come aboard he ses to Mr. Fisher. 'I man aged to miss her somehow while I was waiting outside a shop "They fidgeted about a bitand then went ashore to look for 'er, turning up again at eight o'clock quite wor ried. Nine o'clock came, and there was no signs of 'er. Mr. Fisher and Mr. Scott was in a dreadful state, and the skipper sent almost every man aboard ashore to search for 'er. They 'nnted for 'er high and low, up and down and round about, and turned up at midnight so done up that they could 'ardly stand without holding on to somethink, and so upset that they couldn't speak. None of the officers got any sleep that night except Mr. Jackson, and the fust thing in the morning they was ashore agin looking for her. "She'd disappeared as completely as if she'd gone overboard, and more than one of the chaps looked over the side half expecting to see 'er come floating by. By 12 o'clock most of us was convinced that she'd been made away with, and Mr. Fisher made some remarks about the police of Melbourne as would ha' done them good to hear. "I was just going to see about din ner when we got the first news of her. Three of the most miserable and sol emn looking captains I've ever seen came alongside and asked for a few words with our skipper. They all stood in a row looking as if they was going to cry. " 'Good morning, Capt. Hart ses one of 'em, as our old man came up with the mate. '"Good morning ses he. " 'Do you know this? ses one of 'em, suddenly, holding out Miss Mallow's dressing gown on a walking stick. " 'Good 'eavens ses the skipper, 'I hope nothing's happened to that pore gal "The three captains shook their heads all together. '"She is no more ses another of 'em. " 'How did it happen?' ses the skip per, in a low voice. "'She took this off ses the first captain, shaking his head-and pointing to the dressing gown. "'And took a chill?' ses the skip per, staring very 'ard. "The three captains shook their 'eads agin, and I noticed that they seemed to watch each other and do it all together. "'I don't understand ses the skip per. '"I was afraid you wouldn't ses the first captain; 'she took this off "'So you said before ses the skip per, rather short. "'And became a boy agin ses the other; 'the wickedest and most artful young rascal that ever signed on with me.' "He looked round at the others, and they all broke out Into a perfect roar of laughter, and jumped up and down and slapped each other on the back, as if they was all mad. Then they asked which was the one wot had 'is ears boxed, and which was Mr. Fisher and which was Mr. Scott, and told our skipper what a nice fatherly man he was. Quite a crowd got 'round, an' wouldn't go away for all we could do to 'em in the shape o' buckets o water and lumps o' coal. We was the laughing-stock o the place, and the way they carried on when the steamer passed us two days later with the first captain on the bridge, pretending not to see that Imp of a boy standing in the bows blowing us kisses and dropping curtsies, nearly put the skipper out of 'is mind." i iT""----- --- ------ being the only man at the table who has not taken a drink of any kind and yet my actions are those of a man who had decidedly too much liquor. You can't make me believe that old saw about laughter being good for diges tion, in spite of the solemn gentleman who wrote this article." Law and Justice. It Is pretty difficult to get people to discover any justice In a law which interferes with their schemes for ac quiring wealth. Partem - - ti.-.. C-''VJ - & saf JLKtl I I B-f K. j" J-"- - m; x -"V- " f I SAW lately a lovely trio of tea gowns which had been devised in Paiis for a round of Country-house parties, and they showed the tendency to over elaboration which is the pitfall of this particular kind of dress, says a writer In Country Life (Eng.) The first had a skirt of white tulle with a deep flounce of Venetian point mounted over soft satin of the palest rose color, just enough to give a faint suggestion of color under the lace and tulle. Over this was a directoire redingote, with the basques reaching to the hem of the skirt and forming a short train behind, the material of the redingote being a thick, soft silk in a lovely shade of rose. The short directoire fronts of the coat were caught with a single diamond button at the breast, and the soft square revers, as well as the edges of the basques and round the train, were embroidered with a raised design of roses in silver thread. The same embroidery formed turned-back cuffs to the elbow-sleeves, and a soft folded fichu of tulle appeared between the revers, while a most effective and original touch was given to the whole costume by a sash of deep Burgundy satin charmeuse which swathed the waist and was carelessly knotted at one side in front on a level with the hip. The particularly praiseworthy feature of this dress was that it was es sentially a tea-gown; it could not be mistaken for a dinner-gown or an after noon frock, and that positive note in a costume, no matter what occasion it is meant for, is always praiseworthy. COLD WEATHER SHIRT WAISTS. Heavy Linen in White and Plain Light and Dark Colors. Among the shirt waists designed for autumn and early winter use are some of heavy linen in white and plain light and dark colors. They are ap parently almost tight-fitting, for the reason that the two deep side plaits crossing the outer ends of the shoul ders are stitched flatly to the waist, and there is scarcely any fullness un der the arms. The fronts close blind ly a little toward the left side by means of an irregularly shaped band that is decorated with four large pearl buttons, the sleeves are of the "small" shirt type, plaited into the armsize and finished with turn-back cuffs, and there is a turnover boyish collar, which fastens with a fan-plaited mus lin rabat. Fancy wool braid of the scalloped or pointed order is being employed for the garnishing of some of the challis shirt waists, which are to be worn this winter under runabout street suits, as they are decidedly warmer than those of linen and launder equally as well. They have the twin deep shoul der plaits, but in addition there are shaped bias bands which encircle the neck from back to front whence they extend, gradually tapering to the waist line. The braid is used to border these bands and also as a finish for the cuffs of the conventionally shaped sleeves, and for the high turnover col lar, which, like the cuffs, is decorated with small buttons similar to those fas tened to the' fronts. Magpie reliefs for white net blouses are in the form of attachable neck and waist ruffles, or rather, collar and cuffs, as they literally take the place of those accessories. They are formed of the two-Inch side-plaited net ruf fles shirred through the center on a tape attached to the under side. Their edges are bordered with very full little frillings of inch-wide black thread lace, which also finish the ends by be ing gathered into little fans which merge into a sort of rosette when they are joined at the back of the neck or at the outer sideof the wrist. Treatment of Darning Cotton. Every one who wears darned stock ings and that means almost every one in the world knows how the darning cotton sometimes shrinks away from the sides of the hole, ma king the stockings tear around the darn. This may be avoided by holding the card or skein of darning cotton over the spout of a kettle of boiling water. The steam shrinks the wool, and when the stockings which have been mended with this cotton are sent to the wash no fear need be entertained of the darn shrinking. Fashion for Pearl Earrings. It is interesting that the style in ear rings has not changed. It is as pro nounced as ever. The large baroque pearls are worn against the ear, and all manner of semi-precious stones are worn in pear-shaped drops that fall half-way down the neck. Topax and amethyst are the favorite colors this autumn, but nothing is more fashionable than the pearl ones which are linked together with tiny brilliants. Tea whd mmmm ,..-1-wftftftfxft IN LAST SEASON'S STYLE. Fur-Trimmed Hats Are Sure to Be the Mode Again. The vogue which fur-banded and all fur hats enjoyed last winter has left its traces on some of the shapes de signed for the coming season, and while they are not so weighty and destructive to the hair as the heav ily trimmed felt hats are reputed to be, they are quite as fetching, Inas much as the same softening effects about the face are gained. For in stance, a hat may be wholly of some fabric such as satin or corded silk, but its brim may be edged with a narrow strip of fur, which is repeated In the edging or center banding of its nich ing. Furs of many sorts will be used for this purpose, but most of all black marten, which is destined to enjoy a tremendous vogue, and sealskin, which is said to be literally worth its weight in gold dollars. For the nonce, the light-colored furs chinchilla, white fox and ermine seem destined to be rather out of the running, but as it is to be a winter of both garments and trimmings of longhaired animals, the chances are that pelts of nearly every species will be in evidence. Large hats will be the favorite dur ing the fall. One of the striking char acteristics of the new style is the Im mense crown, which is seldom high except in the directoire modes, but in circumference is enormous. It is rumored that the chevron de sign will be the smart thing in all neu tral tones of cloth for autumn wear. Smoke and elephant gray, several shades of brown and dark blue have all been dyed ready for the counters, and each one of them will be chris tened with a fine new name. Tassels are enjoying a glorious reign of popularity. They fall from the back and adorn the panels of skirts, not to mention the increasing vogue for long tasseled fringes which edge the draped skirts of to-day. And the new pointed tunics are nearly always finished with heavy tassels. A round rosette of lace, fastened to the pigeon-tail jabot of lace, is recog nized as one of the smartest collar decorations. The rosette is merely a long ruffle tightly drawn to form a round disk. It takes three-quarters of a yard of lace 2 inches wide to form the rosette alone. rMain and Plaid Skirts. One of the novelties in skirts for young girls is the insertion of a plait of plain colored cloth between groups of plaits in plaid cloth. Young girls will wear plaited skirts more than grownups will and several new devices have come out to vary the sameness. This colored plait is one of them and has met with high favor. Sometimes the skirt carries a fonr inch front panel to correspond, and it always carries the five-inch fold of the solid 'color as a hem. llMfflt SBBfcajaBl''-:"1"' I vmbihp HflrrflrflrBaaastetMr T I ""Tify'fM'a'Bsrfcj m "!V i r r fta It is impossible to keep the milk utensils too clean. 'Corn for the silo had rather be too ripe than too green. ' The dairy without the Babcock test 'er is like the engine without the gov ernor. Cream that Is ripe for churning pre sents a smooth, satiny appearance when stirred. The well-worn hoe Is a good testi monial for the farmer. The rusty hoe tells another tale, i Little things done in season will lighten the big tasks and make farm ing more pleasant and profitable. One farmer recommends quarter pound doses of baking soda for colic in animals. The fruit tree that shows a tenden cy to split at the crotch can be'saved by boring a hole at the point of the split and putting a bolt through with a washer at either end. A two-inch hole bored a foot deep into the stump and filled with salt peter to which water is added and left to stand a couple of months will hasten the burning of the stump The Intestinal nodules in nodular disease of sheep have been regarded as tuberculous in character, but are now known to be due to the irrita tion caused by the immature form of an intestinal worm. After harvesting the root crops turn the sheep in on the fields. They will pick up many of the small roots left behind. Surprising how much good feed is lost if the animals do not help to pick it up. Carrots are good feed for dairy cows as well as other stock. When not fed in too large quantities they provide the best winter food for the milk cows. The carrot is always greedily eaten by stock, as it has in it a consider able quantity of sugar and no element of bitterness. Carrots are also sup posed to help color the milk in the direction desired, but it would take a good many carrots to accomplish much in this regard. The effect of feeding carrots is very good on the digestive system. Hogs need clear water and plenty of it. The amount of water they natur ally use is very great. It has been found that a pig fed corn meal as a principal diet used about 900 pounds of water to 100 pounds of gain. A pig fed barley meal used 1,500 pounds of water in making 100 pounds of gain on that diet. Many pigs get little moisture outside of what they get in the slop. They should have a separate drinking tank or trough, filled with water where they can drink whenever they so desire. Even if they get an abundance of slop they will drink much water. - The appointment of a commission by the president to study farm con ditions with a view to suggesting re forms that will make farm life more pleasant and wholesome has afford ed the humorists of the country a aew subject for their witticisms. Here is how it strikes tha rhymster Dn the Washington Post: Ve've been Investigated down to Pohlck on the Crick, An I reckon that reform win strike us farmers purty quick; We want the chickens taught to lay an egs just as they should, Thout settin' up a cackle that'll wake the neighborhood; We want the pigs to break away from customs of the past An learn to use a linger bowl and not to eat so fast; And cows should be persuaded not to overturn the palls When mHkin time comes 'round, an" not be switchin of their tails. We ought to make arrangements with the weather bureau, too. For bavin rain turned on or off, accord- in as It's due; It's a mighty glorious feelin' to be look in' toward thj day Whcn we'll give up all the bothers of our plain old-fashioned way. When we'll sit up on a fnce rail in some cool an shady nook An help the corn an' 'tatera grow by readin from a book. "We've rolled our shirt sleeves down; no body wants to do a lick Until this farm reform has lit at Pohlck on the Crick. "No," said a farmer with whom I talked the other day, "I never break my horses until they are four years of age. They always do better work than the horses of my neighbors that are broken earlier." What did he mean? His idea of breaking a colt was putting it to hard work, and when I suggested that the training of a colt should begin early in the first year he looked at me in amazement. I asked him if it was not a pretty tough job breaking the four-year-olds, and he admitted it was. The training of a colt does not mean that he must be worked. It simply means the edu cating of the animal to obey words of command, to submission to touch of harness and to follow the guidance of the reins. And how easy all this is while the colt is young and easy to handle. A horse broken in this way is more thoroughly broken than he ever can be where the task is left until he gets his growth and habits are formed. Who would think of leav ing the education of a child go until It had attained its growth and was able to stand a man's work? Watch the butter mllli ain L sine you are not losing lots of baNer t. Little leakages cause big losses in the aggregate. Remember that. Young ewes should as a rule never be bred under 14 months. When through using a tool, or ma chine, put it up. x Feed the horses regularly. Irregu lar feeding encourages bolting of food, leading to indigestion. It is no longer a question: Does the silo pay? Rather, what is the best method of handling the silo? Don't forget that charcoal is good for the hogs, salt, also. Have it where .they can help themselves. The road horse stuffed with hay makes a poor traveler. Feed light on hay and heavier on oats when using the horses much. Good bacon brings good prices. See that your breed of hogs is right, aud then feed for the best results. Large animals consume less pounds of dry material per 1,000 pounds live weight per day than do small ones. The bull that isn't dangerous and the gun that isn't loaded both belong in the same class and should be given a wide berth. Be sure the chickens, young and old. have plenty of gravel. Much bowel trouble is caused by lack of good grits. Intelligent feeding of live stock re quires not only a knowledge of the food constituents, but a knowledge of the animals fed. When building the hen house be sure it has a south exposure and good window space. It will make it bright and warm this winter and will make the hens feel like laying. It is a good thing to have the horso so gentle as to be able to crawl un der him, and then it is a good thing not to do it. It Is a poor place to be if the horse should suddenly startle. It has long since been demonstrat ed by experiments that corn alone does not make the best or most eco nomical fattening ration. The corn must be balanced by a feed containing more of protein. The board silo can be given a ce ment lining by cleating with lath and applying the cement. Silos thus lined should be thoroughly cleaned each year and then washed with thin .ce ment to fill the cracks which may have formed in the thin lining. Cream that has been allowed to stand too long will break or become watery and will not make the best flavored butter. The secret of good butter making is knowing just when the cream has reached the right stage of acidity. The horse with a long-established case of worms should be given a pur gative before any tonic treatment is begun. Administer four drams of aloes before breakfast or on an empty stomach. Also give a warm enema of four quarts of strong soapsuds. Fol low this with a course of tonics. Sul phate of iron, two drachms; gentian, four drams, and columbo, two drams; twice daily, for a week or two. Give at the same time sound, nourishing diet and gentle regular exercise. Successful dairymen plan a system of crop rotation which enables them to have one market or cash crop, be sides the profits from the dairy. The increased fertility brought on to the farm from the use of concentrated feed stuffs more than offsets the amount of fertility removed by the sale of the dairy produces. Another factor is that the same help required properly to conduct a dairy can find time, outside of the regular routine of dairy work, to care for a profitable market or cash crop. Tuberculosis symptoms vary accord ing to the location of the disease. Commonly the lungs are more or less involved. The disease is character ized by dullness, tenderness of with ers, back and loins, occasional dry ness of the nose, heat of the horns and ears, want of pliancy of the skin, accelerated pulse, bad breath, slight, infrequent, dry cough, blue watery milk. If you are alarmed at the ap pearance of your herd write for ex pert opinion to your state experiment station. Here Is the experience of one fann er with potatoes which showed a ten dency to blight. In a patch of about half an acre he dug one-third just be fore the tops were dead, dried and put them in the cellar. Not one of these rotted and all seemed to keep in per fect condition. At the same time he pulled the tops on another third of the lot and burned them, leaving the potatoes in the ground until the mid dle of October, when he dug and put them in the cellar. These also kept perfectly. The other one-third he did not disturb until the first of October, and when dug fully one-half had rotted. Clean cream, cold cream and rich cream are the three graces of the dairy business. Be clean and sanitary in milking. Have all pails, crocks, cans and dairy utensils scalded and clean. Keep the separator clean by washing after each separating. Cool each lot of cream in cold water before setting it away and have it thorough ly cooled before adding to the general lot of cream. Have a tank of cold water or a well -ventilated cool cel lar in which to keep the cream. Stir each of the separate lots of- cream, every day to keep them uniform. Have a wire screen for each vessel so as to "air the cream" and keep out flies and Insects. Skim a rich cream, 35 to 40 per cent., and It will keep' sweet longer. Deliver the cream to- -1 the creamery or receiving station i three times a week in summer and twice a week in winter. k ;- lfr r- i -wh-H. ,- - A " i? - A.., '-. -w J..