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Le .TWO FARMERS.
nr erro r. 2Ra'as.
i.. Stretching away on every side
A fair domain you see;
A part belongs to Pat McBride,
A part belongs to me.
I own the golden light of morn,
With all its tints that play
U pon the springing grass and corn
,at owns the corn and hay.
I own the catbird, thrush and jay,
The larks that sing and soar
Pat owns the barnyar4 fowls that stay
About his stable door.
But where the shadows on yon stream
Are changing every hour,
] own the.right to float and dreani
Pat owns the water power.
Mine is the murmur of the rill
Whose sweet tones never cease,
But all the air with music fill
Pat owns the flock of geese.
I own yon creamy summer clou.1,
That o'er the meadow .floats
Like some pure angel in a shroud
Pat owns those Berkshire shoats.
Mine are .these drops of dew that shine
And fll.mv wild rose full:
These tiny violets are mine
Pat owns that mighty bull:
Where such things can be gvc for pcf,
Pat buys the finest breeds.
I hold communion with myself
Pat holes the title deeds.
Pat rises when the morn is new.
And so. sometimes, do I;
I see he has enough to do
As I am passing by.
Hir muscles seem to be of steel.
t mine sometimes relax:
4h4 lie so stirdy seems to feel,
I let him pay the tax.
My golden profits ne'er escape;
I hide them in my breast;
Pat"takes his gold in different shape
And sticks it in his vest.
I count my treasures o'er and o'er
As higher still they mount;
Pat's go with those that went before
To swell his bank account.
Pat owns that clover field in fact,
And so I sadly fear
That love of gain will make him act
Just as he did last year.
The crimson bloom I prized so high
He cut without remorse "
And L!d the seed off by and by,
And bought a Norman horse.
No man has wealth enough to buy
My nart in this domain;
I would not sell my clouds and sk,,
My shadows on the olain.
I would not sell this golden light,
These tales the breezes tell;
Gold has no power to buy my right
For money Pat would sell.
I gaze at ease on every hand, '
At our nossessions fair;
Pat plows and sows and reaps the land
And keeps it in repair.
So Pat does me a world of good,
While I do Pat no harm,
And on these terms, well understood,
We both enjoy the farm.
-National Stoclman and Farmer.
End of og
ax the Chase. \
T was one of those dull.
Igray days of later autumn,
Iwhich so often brings sud
denly to its close a season
of summer 'warmth and
Ibrightness. The woods resounded sol
emnly at every wind, the fields were a
dull and expressionless greeni. There
.was that unmistakable look of change
'in everything which affects the sensi
- ..tire nature as the subtle miarks of age
-might do, noticed for the tirst time oin
esome famniliar and be!aed race.
G ohn Houston emerged from the
i,ods and stood absently leaning up
on his gun as he contemplated the long
stretch of meadowland before him. He
dreaded the trom~p; undeniably he wa
growing old. His mirror had affirmed
the fact beyond contradiction that very
.morning-the little square looking
glass bgefore which.he had shaved him
~self inl his own room in the one inn of
.Mapleton. Why had he come to this'
plc?he enestioned. Ostensibly for
hunting, but did he care for hunting?
Theb boys would have laughed to see
his clumsy' attempts at fte game. He
had been wise enough not to bring any
.o! them along.
.- He was tired of his fri-ends, wearied
'to the dleath of the club, worn to the
-erge of satiety with travel, and unre
concilable to his bachelor apartments
-their hollowness was worse than the
liollowness of the woods. He had not
even brought his valet, the man bored
him so with his automatic attentions.
He wanted to go back to his youthful
da.ys again, when wealth had been only
a d.ream, but there had been something
-indnitely better in his life. His phyva
'sieian had said that he was on the
verge of a nerve collapse, and that lhe
most have rest. He knew it was not
rest he needed, but stir-the stir of
Often in these days he was tempted
to adopt a chid. When Sammy Hous
ton's wife died he had made a high bid
for the little boy-there was something
in the child's eyes thmt made him
think of what he had'lost out of life
bulit S immy wouldn't let the baby go.
"1 linow I'm poor." the young man
said. "but. I can take care of amy boy.
He's al! I've got to rei.mmber her by."
IHe had not urged the matter, although
hie had feit his life would he more emp
ty than Sam's without the child-Samli
had the memory of his love.
He knew the men about town. the
yo'ug men~x all envied himt-longed to
attaOin: his postion, h is wealth andl so
cial standing. He hoped they would
.keelp on doing so. and never know how
small the whole thing seenmed to him as
he stood at the edge of the Mapietou
woods this dark autumn afternoon.
It had been misting ait intervals all
day, and the thickly strewn leaves that
itn the morning had drifted ou aromat
it' blasts, tirst this w:iy. then that, were
-quiet now. and sodden. The wimnd was
.a:lxg again, the miet heeoming keenly
p)alpablle. .lohn IIouiston k;ewv it wvas
'se-tting in for a night of long menaced
dowvnpou:-. The rih uma tiechils wvere
L-t'epin.ith ic (y cluitches up an
down~'I his back. Hie felt he must be
moving, for a sic<:e or gout ini a place
.like Mapa':on woulil be unfbearable)i. As
he started forwaid, something--a gray.
feathery thing-started up fromt a lit
tie pond just belowv in the meadow, lie
put up his eye-.;ass: it was a goose.
"But a goese is be:er than nothing."
thouight im. "I can't go back to that
landlord with nothing in may bag.'
However. while he was collecting his
scatteredi senses thet goose flew awvay,
imatking good lin'e. as geese fly, over
the meadlow. .John IiOuiston started in
pursuit. "All my life I hav'e been on a
,m -e- ceh." he thought. "I
won't give up now." Over hillock, ove
bogs, now down in the oozy slush, no
confronted by barbed wire fences, 1
kept up, his .chase after the gray goos
No. one seeing this man now woul
have wondered at the concentratio
of purpose which, had accumulatc. .
immense fortune. Not one of thez
would have guessed that his purpos
had,failed in the one thing he deeme
of moment in the world.
Suddenly he found himself up again
a high board fence with a swingin
picket gate in it-the goose had di
appeared. It was raining torrents nov
He opened: the gate and steeped insidE
There we.s a woman there-a tal
slender woman'dressed In black, wit
a big flapping hat. She was feedin
the geese. As John Houston ,ooked a
her he thought she might be thirty, o
even forty, for the hair was a dea
gray under the black hat. But sh
carried the grace and sprightliness o
her prime in her lithe movements an
vibrant voice as ae called 4the gees
"I beg your pardon. ma'am." sai
John Houston; "I-"
"Oh!" she said, turning sharply, "ar
you the man who frightened my gees
"I'm afraid I am." said John.
"But you are wet." she said. quickl.
noting the disheveled condition of th
man. "It's- a perfect- downpour. Won'
you come -in and dry your clothes ;
John Houston did not hesitate. With
out realizing it, be,.-Was thinking o
rheumatism and of the desolate- roon
at the inn. He passed through th
neat kitchen into the living room. An(
such a room! He had never though
to see its like in Mapleton. Long, low
with a blazing fire at one end, it wa
filled with surprises of easy lounging
places. divans and cushions.
"Make yourself at home." said. the
woman, motioning toward the blazing
fire, "and I will have Sarah brew yo1
a warm drink. You are chilled to th
When she came back with a steam
ing cup on a little tray he was stand
ing before the fire. He had throwi
aside his cap and heavy hunting jack
et, and was holding in his hand a pie
ture he had picked up from the table
The darkness of night had set in, ari
with it the storm was increasing. ThE
blaze leaped up from the open wood
fire and shone on her as she entered
A woman never shows to better advan
tage than in the.firelight. The gray
'hair was an illumination as it fell ir
girlish locks on each side of the face
The face was flushed with a delicate
pink; her hospitality had been good foi
her-she looked almost young.
For a moment John Houston did no
speak. There was a look in hi; face
the men in Wail street would have
been surprised to see. His lips w r
little drawn and white, but when she
advanced to set the tray on the table
Lefore him he managed to bring a kind
f smile. He took a step forward
'Agnes'" he cried, impetuously; "Ag
es, don't you know me?" The tra3
umbled and the steaming liqui(
oured over the wh-ite band, but sh
tlid not mind.
"John!" She was breathless. "John
here did yo'u come from?"
"From chasing your old gray goose,~
e said. "All my life since you lefi
e I have been on a wild goose chase.'
[hey seated themselves. Explanations
vere in order. The hot drink was for
"Why did you run away from me,
gnes'" John Houston asked.
"Why? You must have known
ohn. Robert, my brother-he default
d. We were so proud of him, mothe'
md I. We paid every cent of that aw
ult1 indebtedness-then Robert died
We came here to bury our :grief an
mr shame. I was afraid of you-ever
f you, John-afraid of the disgrace."
John Houston rose and stood befort
he tire again. How handsome h<
ooked-a man is not really old at fifty
"I have been all -my life on a wilk
oose chase," he cried, impetuously.
She rose, too, the old humorous ten
erness on her face and in heor eyes.
"But you have found your old graa
oose at last," she said.-Grace Adell
Pierce, in Los Angeles Times.
The Case of Mary.
A member of the faculty of the UJni
versity of Chicago tells of the sa'
'ase of a young woman from Indianm
who was desirous of attaining socia
p'oience in Chicago. Soon afte
her arrival there she made the ac
quaintance of a student at the univer
sity to whom she took a great fancy
Eviently it was at this time that sh,
'eal.zed for the first time her earl:
edcation had been neglected, for sh
said to a friend:
"I suppose that, as he is a colleg
ma, I'll have to be awful carefu1
wht I say. What 'll I talk about t
Tae friend suggested history as
saf" topic. To her friend's astonisli
met, she took the advice seriously
and shortly commenced in earnest t
"-bne up" in English history.'
When the young man called the gil
listened for some time with il-cor
eled impatience to his talk of fool
bl1!. out-door meets, dances. etc., bil
jilly she decided to take the matte
i her own hands. She had not don
all that reading for nothing: so.
pa ase in the conversation affordin
the, desired opportunity, she suddeni
ex'laimedl, with considerable vivacit3
"Wasn't it awful about 31ary, Que
"Why, what's the matter?" stan
meed the student, confused.
"My gracious:" almost yelled the gil
from Indiana, "didn't you know
Why. the poor thing had her head ct
The Things Necessary.
MIotorist-"Are all the tools in tii
Motorist--Ar'e all the cushions an
ip robe's in the tonneau?"
31otorist-"Is the tank full of gasi
MIotorist--Have you brought dow
al our goggles?"
310torist-" Well. run up to my rool
and bring the roll of bills out of th
top bureau drawver so -that we wi
have enough money to pay our fine
Then we shall be ready to start."
df THE D A Y
a Conserving the Type.
e "Ah. yes. We blondes are getting scarce,"
The flower of the beauty flock sighed;
- And further -scarceness to prevent.
She went and blew in her last cent
t For one more bottle of peroxide
Doing and Telling to Order.
"Henpeck tells his wife everything
that he does."
-Yes, and he does everything that she
tells him."-Illustrated Bits.
t Shre-''Are you sure you love me for
He-"Did y.athink I.loved you for
your mother?P- omerville Journal.
Tortoise-"There is no moss on my
The Hare-"That's because you're a
species of rolling stone."-Detroit Free
Where He Got Them.
"His nose is like his father's, but
where did he get those black eyes?"
"He called me a name yesterday and
t I gave them to h!m."=-Cleveland Plain
Didn't Use One.
"The trustee of the company has
flown with the cash."
"Did he use a flying machine?"
"I said he had flown, didn't I '"--Fort
0 "What would you think of a man, who
would feed breakfast food to his chick
"I should think the chickens would
be laying for him."-Houston Post.
' The End.
Upson-"Is love a disease?"
Downs*- "The worst in the worid,
- Pickleson nearly died with it."
Upson-"What cured him?"
Downs--Marriage." -- Detroit V:er
poedto m whl.w ero n h
Ida-"Whrdd you fiste hmee onh
jump, eh?"-Chicago News.^
City Niece--P'm told that Miss Back
Bay is a philatelist."
Aunt Mirandy-"Well, now, I don't
believe no sech story. an' if I wuz you
I wouldn't repeat it. There's too much
scandal goin' about nowadays, any
Just Their Size.
F.nsign (of the Baltic fleet) - "Your
Excelency.'I am informed that there
are dangerous rumors afloat."
Admiral (excitedly) - "Where are
thyv? I'll tackle 'em, no matter how
danerous they are. TIl blow 'em out
of the water, I will!"
Mr. Nooritch--'Our friend Jiggins
has made a lot of money offen a shoe
string start, but he still talks like a
Mr. Sturckile--"Yes, I notice so. Now
that he's made his pile, why don't he
hire a tooter and learn to talk proper,
Slike I done?"
Too Much Work to Do.
Village Postmaster - "We ought to
-have another clerk here."
Insector--More than she can do,
Village Postmaste-"Yes; why, some
times she don't get through reading all
the p)ost cards before 10 o'clock at
"Teacher." as~ked little Johnny,
"what's a Amazoa?"
A woman who fights," replied the
"Gee! I guess maw must be a Ama
Szon, then," softly murmured Johnny,
wlth ivhid recollections of certain com
1bats under the parental roof.
t"Tag" exclaimed the big policeman
on Washington Boulevard.
'Is this a game of tag?" asked the
chauffeur of the unnumbered racing
Yes, and you are 'it.'
And then the policemian walked the
richauffeur off to the station.-Chicago
V1~ ery Lifelike.
"I see you have a photograph of my~
I vife-Mrs. Pyle Onstyle-in your show
case. It's very like her," said the eld
"Yes." replied the photographer,
owwhat bitterly, "and she hasni't
paid mec for it yet."
-A! that's still more like her."-Phil
(The Qetion of the Bour.
"John." said his wife, in a firm tone.
"What is it, dear'?" responded the
'You've been supporting Mr. Sniff
kins for Congress for the past two
months, haven't you?"
"Yes, my love."
"And he was elected, wasn't he?"
S"He wvas, myder.v
C"Well." said the wife, with a steely
hittr in her eye, "don't you think you
- n whirl in now' amnd help support this
f fmil'?"-oustonl Chronicle.
WOMEN CROWDING MEN.
The Much Mooted Question of Women Ia
school and College.
Evidently Dr. Edmund James does
not believe it to be a case of the sur
,al of the fittest when he says the
disappearance of men students from
the coeducational institutions in the
Mississippi valley may be only a mat
ter of time.
In his report to the trustees of North- s
western University, which appeared b
recently, Dr. James shows the per
centage of women in the Evanston c
school has increased during the past h
four years from 46.7 to 56.6. He ex
plains the fact in the case of this par- o
ticular university by saying it is u
distinctly a literary college and that sJ
emphasis is placed on the study of the
classics, ancient and modern history, a
mathematics and pure science-sub- b
jects which appeal to the women of
the country as they become more edu- e
What is to be done about it? What
encouragement can be given to young m
men to attend the higher institutions is
of learning in such numbers that they sl
shall not be overshadowed by the f.
women? Or is the check to be ap- d
plied and the number of women to
be limited, as was done at Leland
Stanford? How would a broadening
of the curriculum affect the result? F
Cornell, which is ii 'no -danger of a
surplus of women students, has made .,
ample provision for men ny numerous d
courses in engineering, agriculture 01
and applied science. The- Massachu
setts Institute of Technology, open to e
both sexes, has but few women stu- S
dents, although the number is gradu- d
ally increasing. a
It is hardly fair or chivalrous to de- it
bar women from studying whatever w
they wish to study simply becauSe m
men do not like to attend "a female
seminary." Ther, ought to be scope d,
enough in the college, as there is in
life, for both men and women. That ai
women are crowding into places is
hitherto occupied by men does not c
mean that some law or artificial forces h,
should be used to keep them out. If tl
they do well in these places they will a7
stay; if not, in the very nature of
things. they will drop out or be ai
It certainly is desirable that men _
shall have the opportunities for higher e:
education; that they shall not be a
-rowded out. If the courses offered bi
are what they should be, how are the
young men hindered in any respect by ec
the number of women? Is it timidity, w
bashfulness or a sense of inferiority al
that makes men students averse to a t:
preponderance of women students?- pl
A Harbor Tragedy. ft
As one of the Atlantic liners was be
ing brought alongside the wharf at 01
Boston the hawser f/uled the propeller
and caused a slight commotioi, says
. A. P. Soon after the ship was e
berthed a newspaper reporter came
aboard and interviewed the chief offi
"What sort of royage did you have, bi
"Any bad weatler?" w
'No; fine all the-way.'' 52
"See any icebergs or oerdE'~ or g
anything like thst?"'' a
"What was the crowd looking at just cc
before I came along?" s
'Hawser got foul of the propeller." to
'What happened?" i
"Cut to pieces" th
'Thank you, cap'n," and lhe hurried in
The next issue of a Boston paper m
contained the following, with scare H
--When the steamer Bushman was p
being berthed in East Boston this af- al
ternoon an exciting incident occurred. ti:
A valuable horse that had been stand
ing on the wvharf bolted and fell into ie
the water. and before anything could r
be done to save it the poor creature b
got foul of the mighty screw, and was
cut to pieces before the eyes of the b
horrified spectators." - New York t
Too Much' For the Cook.
He was a new waiter in a downtown
restaurant, and after he had waited
on a man who was seamed at one of
the tables the other noon. he went be
hind thle eid linch counter to eat his
own dinner. Presently *he dropped
down from his stool and whistled up
the tube to the cook on the second et
floor. "Where's that pie I ordered' y'
he asked. '"Hurry it up." The cook's hi
reply coulil not be beard; he was evi- e
detly a suispicious cook and he pro-a
yoked the new waiter. The volley the *
latter fired into the tin funnel sounided tE
like a busch of fireerackers going oft PE
in a barrel. "-Heavens!" lhe spluttered. "
"Iid you think I wanted it for myself? ,~
I haven't been here long. but I've seenS
your pies. I haven't been disappointed
in love, and I haven't any domestic 1~
troubles. When I'm desperate I'll take 1
something easier to swallow than one t(
of your pies. There's a customer itere c~
waiting f6r it. IHes no friend of mine, c~
or Id switch him off onto crackers tI
and cheese. You'll know me better if o:
I don't get discharged." The pie came g
down with a rattle, and the new wait- c~
er resumed his meal.-Providenice Jour- b
Phonograph Takes 'rPhone Calls. [
A man uptown, whose b)usiness p
takes him much from home, but whose t
business communications conie to the d
house, has made an odd combination a
of the telephone and phonograph. His y,
wife speaks little or 1no English, but a
can manage to answer the 'phone calls tl
in his absence. As s:oon as she has v.
learned the name of the speaker at the tl
ther end of the wire she starts a phon- ti
ograph, and, requesting the caller to ti
leave a message. thrusts the receiver fi
lose into the bell of the phonograph p
horn. The record is faint but intelli
gible. and obviates the necessity o
having a small boy who speaks Eng
Ush in attendance at the house'
That same phonograph probably reg- r
:ters more odd tongues than any sinu
ir instrument in New York. The
.ner has a polyglot acquaintanCe and t
e fad of having his friends talk intot
t::e machine. In a sitngle e:eninlg it5
has registered French, Germant,
reek Hungarian, Russian, Spanish.
Japanese and Italian speeches
and songs, and lhe has a collection of
more than fifty tongues and pe'tois.
New York Press.
USES OF LEMONS.
A teaspoonful of lemor. juice in a
mall cup of black coffee will relieve
Two or three slices of lemon in a
up of strong tea will cure a nervous
Lemon juice is better than any drug
complexion powder for giving per
ianent beauty and clearness to the
Lemon juice (outward application)
ill allay the irritation caused by the
ites of insects.
A dash of lemon in plain water is an
celent tooth wash. It not only re
oves tartar but sweetens the breath.
The juice of a lemon taken in hot
,ater on awakening in the morning
an excellent liver corrective, and for
out women is better than any anti
t medicine ever invented.-The In
SALADS AND HEALTH.
It used to be considered very
renchy and foreign to have salad
Ilth dlwier pr luncheon. ' Americans
a whole wanted regularly their just
2serts, and a green leaf or two more
less counted for very little.
In theTie Belt pastry was the nee
isary garnish for every meal. Down
)uth there were always famous pud
ngs for the complete epicure, and if
salad was served at all a decade ago,
was a ponderous meat affair of
bich an entire indigestible meal was
But to-day we are a wiser and sad
?r nation. Pies and puddings have
rought out their own punishment.
id everywhnr' the dyspeptic microbe
lurking in our midst, seeing what
mfort and joy he may devoui' We
ive paid heavily because we scorned
e green leaf to lighten our meals
id sweeten our digestion.
And why not? Once you awaken
i American woman's interest in any
ing-clothes, outdoor sports or foods
and straightway she sets about to
:cel. She makes the smartest clothes
id is the fluest sportswoman and the
!st cook in the world.
This craze for greens has partly
me about through traveling abroad
here salads are such an important
ticle of diet, and partly through
eir widespread recommendation by
But you mttst bear in mind that by
lads are meant fresh green things
om the garden or hothouse, lettuce,
dive, escarol, cabbage, celery, chives,
iions, fruits.. and not meat soaked in
I or hard egg sauce.
Some of the most delicious Ameri
n salads are fruits and vegetables
ied. and served with cream dress
. And oranges are delicious with
lery and mixed nuts. but this would
a shade richer than a dyspeptic
One reason, possibly, tha'. Americans
ere slow to acquire a real relish of
lads may have been because of the
ar of devouring insects and microbes
>g with green leaves. It seems so
fcult to get anything that is un
oked thoroughly, hygienically whole
me. But the London~ doctors seem
have solved the difficulty by order
all greens, eaten in hospitals or by
eir patients anywhere, to be washed
a weak solution of borax water. Of
urse, the purest borax must be used
id the solution must be always fresh,
alf a teaspoonful of borax to a basin
fresh water is about the right pro
irtion. Each leaf should be separ
ely dipped up and down several
ies to insure perfect cleanliness,
id rinsed in clear water If conven
t. Though, if the greens were not
ised, no harm wvould be done, as the
-ax solution is absolutely without
uious properties, would, in fact.
a wholesome wash for mouth and
Cream of Tomato Soup-Cook a half
n of tomatoes until soft. thenx strain.
anwile have ready a quart of milk
ated in a double boiler and thick
ed. when at the boiling point, with
tablespoonful of corn starch cooked
ith two tablespoonfuls of butter. Boll
a minutes, season with salt and pep
~. Add the strained tomatoes and if
ry acid add half a saltspoonful of
da before turning in with the milk.
rve at once with croutons.
Plain Pumpkin Pie-Pare and stew
mpin that has been,pared and cut
small pieces. Cook it long enough
be quite dry, then press through a
lander or a puree strainecr. To one
ip of pumpkin add one beaten egg,
re tablesponns of molasses. p:neh
sale, a rounding tablespoon of su
ir, a level~teaspoon of ginger and two
is cC milk. Line a plate with paste,
.ild rp a rio1 and flI! with the pump
a mixture. Bake slow!y.
otata Soup--Wash, pare end cut
r ediura sized potatoes into smal!
arcs, cover wvith cold water, add a
,asponful of salt and cook until
mne. Have ready a pint of milkt
alded in a double boiler, together
iti a teaspoonful of chopped onion
id a little celery or celery seed. Take
ec potatoes from~the fire, turn off the
ater, mash, pour the hot milk on
iem and mix well. Season to taste,
iicken with a tablespoonful of but
-melted with a tablespoonful of
our, add a tablespoonful of minced
rsley and serve with c.rackers.
Conductor on the Brooklyn Rlap.
rans. tangled with a liv-e wire. re
ived 1500 v-olts, only 200 less than are
quired by law for an execution, and
1il lives. This may be pretty goad
Brooklyn. but the lads over here on
je Broadway Line can styand twice
3at. and the volts are frequently
en escaping by the side street, bow
gg their heads in shame and pur
ned by the coarse laughter of the
ikel grabbers.-New York Telegram.
The French provincial railroads
eman.in the noorest in the world.
Ashes as an Aid.
Ashes and hen manure, if mixed to
gether before being applied to the soil.
result in a loss of.ammonia from the
droppings that greatly lessens the
valu'. Put the ashes on after the ma
nure has been mixed with the soil; the
ammonia will be absorbed by it and re
main. for the use of the crop. Wood
ashes make a valuable application to
soils deficient in potash, and hasten the i
decomposition of coarse manures.
Grow Into a Specialty.
Some one has said "it Is better to
grow into a specialty than to go into
it." There is a deal of wisdom in the
saying as applied to the farm. Almost
any line of work is all right if well
conducted, but. all wrong if it is not.
First learn how, then it will do to go
in. A good way to learn a specialty is
to try it on a small scale and gradually
increase. There are those who can
comprehend the requirements of a tine
of effort without the experience, but
they are not numerous.
Don't Bury the Animal.
It Is a loss of valuable material to
bury a dead animal. Cut the carcass
up into as small pieces as possible,
placing them in a large box or cement
ed pit, using, both flesh and bones, as
well as the entrails. Dry dirt may be
used to fill the spaces between the
pieces. Use one part sulphuric acid
and two parts water, pouring the mix
ture over' the mass until it is thorough
ly saturated. In a few days the whole
will be fit for use, but little odor being
To Brace End Post.
cdet tLe two end posts three feet deep.
Put an anc'or in end of each. Between
posts at the top put a two by four
stick. Near the top of second post at
tach a heavy double wire, let it extend
back near the foot of end post to an an- I
chor, either a heavy stone or a stic
four feet long with wire attached in
middie. When everything is in place
twist wire the last tbing.-S. P. Delano,
in The Epitoinist. -
Care of Comb Honey. C
As soon as comb honey is sealed re- C
.move it from the hive, scrape all see- 1
tions clean of prepolis, then put it di
rectly into 'shipping cases and close
tight. Keep it in a warm room till
time to sell, never allowing it to freeze,
as freezing it cracks the comb, says
The Farmer, and when warmed again
it begins to leak out, making a n-asty,1
Be sure your shipping case is tight,
so that ants, millers or fies cannot get
in. Do not put honey in a cellar, as the
dampness bursts the cappings, the
honey grows thin, loses its flavor and
leaks out, while if stored in a dry 1
room it will improve and thicken.
Never pack two colors of honey to-1
gether or mix it in the shipping cases.
Keep the whIte honey by Itself 'for a
Be very careful not to pack any see
ton of honey having a single cell of
pollen in It, for It surely will have an
egg from a moth miller in it, whIch
'will hatch out a big ugly worm to spoil
If you haven't shipping cases ready
to pack the honey In as soon as taken
off the hives, then store it in the supiers1
in a dry, warm room, tiering them up
as high as you c-an reach. After two
weeks frimigate with sulphur to kill
any moth worms that may be batching.
Also repeat the fumigation once in two
weeks till cold weather.1
ShIp all comb honey to market before
freezing wveather if possible.
Stock For Breeding.t
A word about selecting breeding I
stok. It is dpubtful if there is any
branch of the poultry industry that re
quired so much good judgment as the
selcting of the breeding stock, as theyr
are the f'oundation of the industry. I
Pure-bred poultry practically has twor
values. A bird that hras nice feather i
markings, although deficient in real C
business qualities, has a vaiue with the 4
fancier for exhibition, But the bird
that is not so nicely marked, if plump
and a good layer, is likely tQ make the
best breeder, and is the birdt that has t
the real business value. For where 't
there is one bird sold for exhibition <
purposes there are 10.000 sold for what t
they will produce in the way of poultry<
and eggs. I admire birds with nice
feather markings. But with my twen
ty-fie years' experience in raising I
poultry and eggs for market I have
found that the highest scoring birds do
not always make the most profitable
A bird to be a good, profitable breed-1
er should have a medium-sized and in-1
telligent looking head, short beak, large
comb and wattles (as they show healthI
and vigor): short neck, broad back,1
broad, plump, full breast, mEdium enortI
legs, wide apart, body medium lengthI
and not too deep, and with yellow skin.
Birds of this type as a ru.e are good
breeders and good layers, and as
ressed poultry they command the
highest market price.-J. Alonzo Jocoy,
n the \!assachulsetts Ploughman. ..
The common belief is that the seed
less orange was originally a freak fruit
that appeared in Southern California.
The real truth is, however, that the
world is indebted for it to the United
States Department of Agriculture. It
s said that United States Consul Will
iam F. .Judson, at Bahia, Brazil, heard
of seedlss orange trees that grew some
distance away from Bahia. Hie ob
tained cuttings from the trees and sent
them to the Agricultural Department
at Washington. The department nur
tured the sprouts carefully, and in time
was able to send buds from them to
several orange growers. Some of the
growers grafted the buds upon seedling
stock. A California fruit grower was
the first to produce the seedless orange.
From him other grafts were obtained.
-..,m a lnth the old seedling orange
roves were either cut down or re
;raf ted with the seedless kind.
Fruit growers who study their bust
ness scientifically - know- that seed is
produced In a fruit through fructinca
ion by the yellow pollen or flower dust
that appears so abundantly upon the
tamens of flowers. If the pollen could
e kept away from the stigma of a
ruit flower, might it not be that the
rrult would still grow while the forma
:lon of needs would- be prevented? On
hat theory . scientific apple, Cherry.
,rape and plum growers have been
vorking patiently and quietly. In In
tlana a woman farmer. Mrs. Mary E.
srosh, of Noblesville. has been endeav
ring-to develop a seedless tomato, and
ias at length succeeded. The fruit is
incommonly ine from. tltese. seedle"
omato slips. In general, It appears
hat where the strength of the plant
ias not to go to the growing of seed the
.rilt is of superior quality.
In.Colo:'ado, similarly, John F. Spen
.er, shortly after the seedless orange
iad come to stay, began working over
he problem of bringing out a seedless"
tpple. He now announces that he has.
ittained his object."r.e seeles $p
)le has at the end opposite the stem a
tlight bsrd formation somewhat like
hat in a navel orange. but.s"a seeds.
)ddly -'enough, or- perhaps AIt'might
iave been expectned, the seedless apple
ee does not have petalled blossoms
the apples grow out from little buds
Ike the calyx of a flower. Butit would
e a pity If apple blossoms should be
tone away with!
A California fruit grower,' Luther
Burbank. has for some years been try
ng to get seedless plums. He has"sue
eeded to a great degree, but not en
irely. It is odd that the plum seed is
,till retained, though its stony coating
is been bearly abolished. Mr. Bur
ank believes that he will be able, af
er awhile, to get plums that are all
ulp. Progress has been achig.ed also ~
n the direction of stoneless grape
rowing, notably in Ohio. As fast as .
he growers develop anything new thegj-"
eport it to the pomological department
tt Washington. Mr. Spencer has sent
number of his seedless apples there,
The best news of all, however. wi
>robably be that a seedless Georgis
vatermelon has been brought out as
he result of long and patient effort. A
;outhern watermelon without seeds.
rould be the perfection of fruits. As
ar as they have progressed the melon
xperimenters= have obtained a fruit
ontaining only a few seeds. It'seemsp
nly a question of time when we shall
uy in the markets all these fruits in
eedless state--?hristian at Work.
There is a vast cifference netween a
nan who peddles poultry and one who
~reeds it. To be sure we have both.
t I truly believe that for the good of .
e poultry industry we should, by>l$
me means or other. drive every pou.l
7 peddler from the ~ousiness.
I am not speaking now of the huck.''
ter. whose business It is to sell and
uy poultry for market, but I reter~~
e persons who buy'ifrds'Troin Other '
:eeders and then peddle them from
miace to place under the name of the
Ireder of such and such a variety. I
an not see what glory a man derives
ron such a business. There may be
iue consolation In the fact that be
beats" the other fellow at the shows,
mut what good does that do the great ,
oultry fraternity? -.
Here is a man who has spent years.
bringing a breed of fowls to a'hbigh
lace In the poultry world, and when. ;
hat man wins he has a heartfelt satis-9
action. that he deserved all he got
an the peddler say so much?
I realize that I am on debatable
~round, but I belIeve It Is a cause that T"'
ieeds wise handling. Suppose I sgnz
a nrominent breeder and,buy a En
ock, take him to New York, and hee
ins. Who, then. is die real whiery
iyself or the man from whom I boughit
he birds? And Is it right to show a'
mird that you did-not'raise, or that does
of have the blood of your own strain
1 it as being your own?
Here Is a man who sells eggs to a
an who in turn hatches and raises a
t of fine birds, and when fall coines
ound the man who sold the eggs buys
he birds and exhibits them; In this
a the birds are rightly his own; theTre
ame from his yards directly; ther
mave his blood in them. I can see
motng wrong in such work.
I must say that It Is little wonder
hat much of the wind is. taken out of
he sails of the beginners when we
ome to see that It does~ not mean much
o buy birds that will win. It then be.
!om2es 'not so much a matter of whoe
sa the best skill in rearing potiltry d
mot so much in the business for the
)leasure one derives from being able to
aise fine birds as It is to make mone7
buying and selling them.
It has been my observation that
hese "peddlers" soon grow tired of
;heir own game. Just so soon as the
noney erid of the business begins to
.ag that soon they seek some other
msiness. But not so with the true
rancier. He is in the work for what
leasure there is in It. and the money
m art becomes a secondary matter. -2
A man who is now a prominent fan
ier onee stood on the floor of a big.
show just after the ribbons had been.
placed, and not seeing first come to his
cop said: "I am going home to worle
hrder than ever, and the fellows 'will'
fid out that I can win yet." How did'
he do It? By buying the best bird in
the land? No. By going into his breed
ing yards and mating with care the'
best birds he had and following It up'
till the result was birds that. would -
win. That man to-day finds muel
pleasure in what he has accomplished.
and more than that, he finds a great
deal of money In his wallet. The
world will reward a true man. Let
him who will peddle, but as for me.
want to have it said that what I sho~
is mine and not Tom Jones' bird.
Go It, then, my dear beginners. There
is much room at the top. If you waunt
to be a huckster, be one, but If a tru
fancier, be one, and I surely believe
that every lover of fine birds will give
you the wvelcome hand when once jus
put your foot on the top rounad of thre
ldder.-Wm. Harris Guyer, in the In
l,aand n lt n ornal ---t----"