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?ar icS OP ii TERES TO L NPi-E
A former of the PiedtoM1:t euntIltry
CarI- about forty -l.ickS7 and tu r
keys through the winter. If he so
cur'd from that number tifty pounds
of :ne it was not visible. The
manure for that number -f hens should
be worth $10 a yeat. He carried tive
or six cattle through the year. He did
inot have two onds of manure to show.
He Icst $20 there. He bought two tons
of guano for $41. He applied that to
poorly prepared land ant, the grass
in the first two weeks of June used up
half the plant food. There le lost S22.
That is, a smnall two-horse farmer.
through carelessness and aziness. lost
$2. besides the loss in (onsquience of
pooriy cultivated crop. There are
iundreds of farmers in the land that
lose ily one or the other of tlhse leaks.
A dozen or more imn with families
have said to the writer that they would
not r-lant Irish potatoes. They had no
luck with them and they did not care 1
for them any way after the first mess
cor two. The man who depends on luck
inl farm: ing ought to hile out 10 sohlae
:ood nVhite ail for wage. Ite is not
onua!!ied to conduet a farm. There is
Im inkc eveni ill this sectioll of the
country in raisilg tihe wvhite potatoes.
as h'y .1rt Calld up North. Good
soil-. ll prepaired and fertiliz ?d. aind
eni "ated rapi.dly will insureL :1 fa ir
(-ep p 'id the hu~gs are kept off
by Paris green. It is said that if the
p o aItcl is covered with pl)ne
need -s he hugs vill not trouble them.
Eve g pine tops l)aced arouid
the nis will keep Th-I off. according
to rcports. There is no trouble in rais
ig w oet zotatoes. Thv bring a dol
ra ht iiel now. .and the crop is
profimble at thirty-five cents. if sold
fron the field. Som@ people who do
mot depend on1 luck always keep pota
toes till planting time. What one man
does any other man can do if he tries.
Mar-y of the oats sown broadcast
last faull were killed. Some sown with
a wheat drill were much injured.
Those sown with the ont drill came
througih the severe wintr foii e style.
The farmers trying tha. -'-: say that
they will never sow another bushel
broadI-ast in the fall. This plan en
ablles theta to sow the heavy. produe
tire varieties. which are always bet
ter thua the late kinds that make much
straw a ad light grain. In sowing small
-rain the nost work shiouie. be put on
the preparation of the land. After it
is breken with a two-horse or dise plow
and well harrowed. it is an easy mat
ter fI' a hand to put in two to two and
a half acres a day. He lays off. dis
tributes the fertilizrr. plants the oats
and covers them at the same run. with
at fie-inch shovel: the rows will be
about fifteen inchtes apart. A smaller
plow will not leave the open furrow
Farmers who have harrowed wheat
-and oats M1arch 25 to April 20. claim
that the yield is greatly increased. If
the soil is in fair conditih a weeder
is better than a smoothing harrow.
This implement pulverizes the soil
.abom: one inich deep. A hand with
one horse can run over fifteen acres in
a day. A second cultivation. provided
ai roin fellows the first. will he bene
Ii.-ia1. The farmers in this section who
have tried this plan believe that it adds
teni to twenty per cent. to the yield.
Cihas. Petty, Spartanburg. S. C.
Arroblem in Irishl Potato Culture.
-Mr v, A. T. writes: "Would you ad
vise fntinfg potatoes oni land thtat
yleidS fifty tO seventy-five bushels of
corn ner aere? It is upland, but very
tine and easy to cultivate. Potatoes
b'rin:: from forty to fifty cents a bushel
!here :r the fall. Please give me aL good
ietlizer and state how to apply it for
alea uiy soil vith a clay subhsoil
.A::ter.Lan~d thatt wiii binlg from
fiirty to se;enty-live bushels of corn in
your seiltion of the State should growv
a fairly satisfactory crop of Irish po0
tatoes. In a favorable season :and with
proper- fertilizationl. you should get 200
h~ushels or more to the acre, which at
from for-ty 1o sixty cents will paty you
very well. Of course. the~ ptto crop
isa n'more haborious crop) t o harvest and
-eae fr :ancorn. Potatoes give their
hes e-alts on land of a loamy nature
wel sppled with vegetablde matter.
1 T v do ex ceedingly well as a rule
after aclovecr sod. or the plowing under
ot any leguminous crop) which will add
ni'tcen: and vegetable matter to the
soil Farimyard manture is not a satis
r et:- fertil izer for Irish potatoes- as
it Co''n (auses them to become scabby,
anda thereore interferes ser-iously with
their -'ppearan1ce when placed on the
maket. iLnd for- potatoes shotuld be
-ei brke an'f :d carefuilly preLpared
so :- -. tire a tine seed bed
t:-sieuld be ithnted in shallow
furow tsiches deep in rows three
fe.: art nd eighteen inches apatt
in & ili.The best practice favors
p::i:: meium!1 sized whole potatoes
rat~e. tianto it the seAd. using only
one' (- 7w eyes to tile piece.' Where
th r: i ut it should he sprinlkled
li- - sithgypsumn er ilme, which
-o wounds~ aLnd keeps the
News of the Day.
A. Swanson and Lieut.-Go'r. Jos. E.
Wiliard addressed a large body of
voters at Heathsville yesterday in the
interest of their respective candidacies.
Sernator Martin ,and Judgc Mann
speke in Lexington yesterday in the
county courthouse to a large audi
The grand jury of Aiexandria city
is investigating the reports of illegal
sale cif liquor and gambling and has
summecned all the policemnen and
nearly 100 citizens,
A cormitteCe representing the Lynch
bur-g Eard of Trade went to Roanoke
Monday, saw President Johnson, cf
the Nerfolk & Western Railroad.
an"- -resented to him the needs of
htiier passenger station facilities in
y'rn a storm at Ivor the tele
grapb office was struck by lightning
and tv.o sets of instrumnents bur-ned
out. The operator was badly shocked
:and was unconcious for some time.
The i.nited Grand Grove of t''.e
Anetent Order of Druids. which has
been in session in Petersburg. :d
journed to meet next in Newport
R, SfOCKMIN .N!; 6RC V'. EFP
j:ostur in the pelato. C that the
seed does not dry up id fail to ger
initaie. It akes more seed when
wviole pot:lcoes are sed. bit tle yields
are generaily const lered to be more
As to a fertilizer for Irish potatoes
one of the best would be four per cent.
nitrogen. eight per cent. phosphorie
acid and twelve per cent. of potash.
Use the sulphate of potashl and not the
mturiate. as the muriate has an in
jurious effect on the formation of
starch and results in the produetion of
a soggy. wet potato. If the sutphate is
used the potatoes will as a rule be
more mealy in texture when cooked.
The fertilizer may be made up by using
cottonseed meal. which contains about
seven and one-half per cent. of organic
nitrogen. or nitrate of soda with acid
phophazitte' and sulphate of pt)tashb. To
obtain the above percentages mix
about 250 pounds of nitrate of soda.
50") pounds, of sixteen per cent. acid
pliosphate and 250, pounds !f sulphate
of potash together. and apply at the
rate of :100 to (;(O -polin(ds per aere.
The fertilizer may be applied broadcast
or un1.der the drill rows SO as Hot to
coile in contact with the seed. and this
is particularly important if you should
use cottonseed mnea to supily the nitro
:en. The nitrate of soda is best ap
pliel separiately. part whien the pota
toes co:ne up and part in four to six
weeks thereafter.-Andrew M. Soule.
Grass ard Dairyilng in the South.
Less capital and fewer acres of land
are needed to go into truck farming
tian is needed for a dairy farm.
The hitter has many iavnutages.
however: the produmet is not so likely
to strike a gluttedI market. Butter and
cheese need not 1: sold at once. but
may be stored unti! prices are more sat
isfaetory. While -I severe droutli will
::ffect the feed of dairy Cattle the ef
feet may be more easily remedied than
is possible in trucking ur.less you are
prepared to irrigate. We have fre(
quently recommetided dairy farmin
oil a beef cattle ranch as ploi.tia)le
business for Florida farmers.
Good grass is a necessity in citheLr
case. There is a very widespread opin
ion throughout the North 'and West
that we cannot grow grass in this
Stat-e. It is true tirt "bluegrass" does
not grow in Florida. Thus far timothy
and clover have never been grown sue
cessfully on a large scale. As to clover,
we have heard o ' some good clover be
ing grown in littl? patches. If it cl
be grown on a city lot. it can be grown
lso on a field o? many acres if tihe
same conditions are insured. We feel
very con$.dent that experiments will
show that on moist 'oil well enriched
and inculated with the proper bae
teria red clover will do well in Florida.
On drier land pro oably alfalfa may be
grown in its place.
We know positively from personal
servation that on flatwoods land
white clover will grow without care
or cultivation, spreading gradually and
smothering out tise native grasses.
All things considered, we see not
reason why the cattle business in any
of its branches will not prove imore
rofitable in Florida than in the North
ern Sta tes.-Florida Agriculturis i.
Corn and Cob~ Meal For sheep.
R. L. 0.. Hinkle, writes: Will cornl
or crtushed corn and cob mixed with
wheat bran hurt to feed sheep?
It will not liur: sheep to feed them
corn or crushed corn andI colb mlel
mixed with wvhcat bran, provided o:
course you do ntoi feed too much. Yom
ewes should not recetve a heavy grair
ration for some time before parturi
tion and for several days thereafter
What gram is fed at the. period men.
tioned should coasist chiefly of wheni
bran. Ewecs which are reeiving
fair amount of shredded corn stovel
with clover~ or 1:0o hay will not nee
a large amounit of grain. say fron
one to two pouunis per dlay. dependinl
on the roughness fed. You may fee(
a mixture of one-half corn or corn anm
cob meal with wheat bran to advant
age. Wheat bran is much mare ex
pensive tihan cotton seed meal whe1
the protein content is considered
Wheat bran contains abioult twelve pel
cent. of digestibie matter as comlparel
with 37.2 per cent. in cotton seed meal
and yotu should be able to buy the cot
ton seed meal ini small lots at aboul
$25.00 per ton. Do not feed more that
a quarter plounid of cotton seed meal t<
your sheep. As much as a half potund
of courses enn he fed when the ewe!
are well accustomed to it without iln
jry. Cotton seed mieal is nort nearl;
as satisfactory for young lambs a:
wheat bran. but the small amount the:
eat while runting with their mother:
should not injte them. Owing to thi
much higher protein content of cottol
seed meal. it is mucit cheaper at thi
rie mentioned that the wheat bran.
The recent birth rate for St. George's
in-the-East. Londoti. tihe headquarter;
Iof th" alien inivasion. is at the rate o
G(X.S per 1000.
Jets and Flashes.
If some wives would hand their bus
bands a few more smiles at home the:
wouldn't purchase so many a
A man thinks he is mtghty charita
ble when he gets somebody else t<
give $10 to his favorite charity.
A married man says the easiest wa:
to manage a wife is to let her hav'
her own way.
Nothing is more popular than Hom<
Missions on Foreign-Mission Sunday.
Better the hands that ache from toil
than the heart that aches from trouble
The Fredericksburg Star states tha
Congressman 3. F. Rixey has ap
pointed Chancellor 1~ailey Colemanl
son of Dr. W. J. Coleman, of Loulist
county, as midsbipman at Annapolis
and Joseph M. Blackwell, of Fauquie:
county, as alternate.
Mr. Mason. of the firm of H. Masot
& Co., merchants, five miles fron
Jarratts. Sussex county, was struci
by lightning and killed instantly. H'
was found lying on a counter of thi
store. A bunch of keys in Mr. Mason'
pockets had been melted and his c
thin was adgiy burned.
For ihe tree liee. the New H-ampshire
Station successfully dips the infested
twigs of young trees in a we-ak solution
of tree soap. Probably kerosene eliul.
sion would answer the same purpose.
TWO SPRAYINGS IN ONE.
Recent tests at -he Geneva (N. Y.)
experiment station suggest that the
thorough spraying of scale infected
trees with a sulphur wash may take
the place of the first one of the com
bined treatment with bordeaux mix
ture and paris green for scale and
scab. It is found that the sulphur
washes kill many other insects besides
the scale and result in considerable
benefit to the tree. On the other hand.
it was noticed that in spraying old
orchards some of the buds were killed
on the lower branches, by the large
quantity of the spray which they re
ceived. The effect was to thin the
fruit and decrease its number, while
improving the size and quality. The
lime and sulphur washes proved ef
ficient scale destroyers on all treated
This method of spraying fruit trees
has been practiced for several years
by Western orchardists with sucets.
This season an apple orchard in Ba
tavia. N. Y.. has been treated by the
application of dry sand and the usual
chemicals with remarkable success.
The apples of various kinds are re
markably free from fungus or other
defects. This so-called spray is com
posed of sand. with the same ingredi
ents used in water. The sand- is thrown
by a current of air upon the foliage of
the trees when they are wet with
dew. My opinion is that this method
would be more successful in a dry
season than a wet one,, and in a dry
State like Missouri than a wet State
like New York.- The opinion is that
it would wasit off sooncr than the
usual water spray. but there is no
proof of this.-Indianapolis News.
PLANTING FRUIT TREES.
The broken or mutilated portions of
the roots must be cut off, so as to leave
the ends smooth and sound. and the
ends of all the other roots should be
pruned. From these ends the new
fibrous roots usually start.
The hole must- be large enough to'
receive the roots freely, without eramp
ing or bending them from their natural
position: the larger the better. Let the,
tree be the same depth it stood in the
nursery (the old mark cana be readily,
discerned) and not deeper. except in
cases of dwarf trees. These latter
should be set so that the point of union
should come two or three inches below
the surface of the ground. The tree
being held upright, the finest and best
earth from the surface should be care
fully worked among the roots with the
fngers, filling every space and bring
ing every root in contact with it. Set
the tree as firm as a post. but leave the
surface filling light and loose.
Thisis oneby placing a laye o
coarse manure fothetosxinches
deep. extending one or two feet further
in each direction than the roots. This
protects the earth about the roots
against drying or baking with wind
or sun, retains to it the requisite mois
ture, and obviates all occasion for a
practice (generally of injurious effects)
-the watering newly planted trees.
The stems should now he put in con
dition for- the for-mat ion of the top by
removing all the limbs to the~ point
where it is desired to have the top:
then cut bac-k each remaining limbh.
leaving from four- to six inches.-Hl. S.
Wiley, in Massachusetts Ploughman.
As a far-mer that is fond of straw
herries, and anxious co see this most
handsome and delicious fruit grown
on all farms. I will have to. take ex:
cept ions to di. W. Henry's ar-ticle in
Famrin regard to the use of the
sade in setting strawberry plants.
Too many farmers imagine that straw
herrie's are hard to grow, without being
*discouraged by being advised to obtain
special tools, and then have to "-crawl
along on the groun:I" to set the plants.
I sometimes imagine Jhat steh advice
is given by comnmetcial gr-owers in
order to discourage others. Nowv. I am
not going to claim that a spade is the
best implemeiyt with which to set
plants. but it' is somettilng that i?,
available (or should be) on all farms.
it is speedy and reasonably sure. I
have used one for years and expect to
continue doing so. The \vor-st failure
*with plants and the poorest berries
that ever I grew happened several'
years ago when. as a heginner. I uni
dertook to follow directions given in
1an arti-e in a fatrm piaper-. and two of
us worked the gr-eater par-t of a day
in setting out 700 plants. Since then.~
I have been a "-lazy man" and used thbe
Ispade, and have always had berries.
-and most of the time more than we
could possibly use. Of corse. if the
farmenr goes out in the spr-ing with a
Irusty spade and with some of the dirt
f-om the last job on which lie used it
the fall before sticking to it, lie must
not exp~ect to do good work. But if he
has a bright spafde, and will stretch a
line across the ground as a guide to go
by, and then with a small boy to hand
him the plants. lie can soon set (or "pt
in the ground") enough plants to supply
is family with berries.--F. S. Girard,
in Indiana Farmer.
The admiration whiichi Bob felt for
huis Aunt Margaret included all her
attributes and even possessions which
the aunt herself was not wont to con
"I dont care much for plain teeth
like mine. Aunt Margaret." said Bob
one day, after a long silence during
which he had watched her in a laugh
ing conversation with his mother. "I
wish I had some copper-toed ones.
like yours."--Youth's Companion.
"Can't I go out in the back yard and
play in the garden. mammra': "Cer
-tainly not, child. You must stay in and
study rnnr nature honks.--Life
Taxeq and Farms.
H E %Vme ill ask. "Ilow
iich would the tax be on
lly farm to have good
riad':" This is :1 vital
qle'stilon. :11(1 it goes to the
htoart of the whole matter. As the an
swer to the question depends on the
ize of the farm. its value, the assessed
value of the township. and the county.
and its location, no aniswer e:1i lit
iven that will tit every case. The
following exampli. which is based on
:-onditiors that represent the average
ituation in Illinois. as stated. will fur
nish an approximate answer: Let us
issume that John Jones owns a quar
ter section in a township in Central Il
linois. where the county is made up of
sixteen townships. The records of the
State Board of Equalization show that
%1'00 is an average assessed valua
tion of such a farm. The assessed
':aluation of a farming township is
$300.000 or over. but we take $300.000
as the basis. Then the a:ssessed valt
tion of the county would be $4.800.000.
:antd under a State and county aid road
law (which seems to be most equita
ble). the cost of hard roads is divided
in three parts,. ebarging same to State,
county antd township.
The State's portion of the 'o5t would
be paid in cash fron the one mill tax
levy. The county and townlship paid
by isuiing holds. pyable in twienty
:1nnu11:l instalments. -witl tlree and a
half or four per cent. intere'st.
To neet these bonds with the inter
est tle county and townishi) lust
raise., upon an average. $121-0 a year
for twenty years.
The township tax must he spre'al
over $3O0.00o0 valuation. which wil
make the rate four mills. The county
tax must be spread over $4.800.l
valuation, which makes the county tax
one - fourth of a miiil. So. upon the
farm in question the annual tax bill
State tax, one mill............ . 1.80
County tax. oie-quarter mill. 45
Township tax, four mills........ 7.20
Total...................... $ 9. 4 5
The above is based up~on only one of
the sixteen townships in the county
building hard roads; for every other
township where 0.000 is expended
for hard roads the county tax will be
increased one-quarter of a mill. equal
to forty-five cents a quarter section.
wyhich would have to be added to the
above. If every township in the coun-i
ty should undertake at once the build
ing of a similarsystem of hard roads.
the county tax on the farm would be
four mills, or $7.20, which. -with $7.20
township and $1.80 for State tax.
would bring the total up to $1G.20.
Suppose the farm in question is
uestion is planted in corn and yields
an average of forty bushels to the
are, the tax then will represent one
fourth of a cent: a bushel on the crop.
Experience shows, and I believe every
ne will admit, that a wideawake farm
er, having at all seasons of the year
good, hard roads, can, by watching the
market and selling his corn under the
most favorable conditions, get at least
one cent, and often five cents, a bushel
more than he can under present condi
tions. With hard roads he can take
advantage of the market: with mud
roads the markets often take advan
tage of him. And if our friend on the
farm will sit down, take his pencil andi
.figure out the saving lie can make by
hauling twice the load in half the time
ly reason of the hard roads, and the
saving of wear and tear upon his
teams, he will see that, in fact, no mat
ter how he figures, he can save the
cost of hard roads many times over
The building of hard roads on thle
main thoroughfares will reduce the
present road and bridge tax at least
ore-alf: so the cost of hard roads is
so evenly distributed that it does not
become a burden.
Usually fifteen, or. at muost. eighteen.
miles will cover the maina roads inI any
township; these can be nmaeadamized
or gravelled, making a permaneut hard
road, at a cost not exceeding $(W,.Ll00 in
any prart of the State, and usually for
$5,000. In localities having material
close at hand the exp-ense (an -be cut
to $35.000 or S40.000. With modern
road machinery the remining dirt
roads can be graded. crowned and
drained, greatly improving the same.
and the whole cost wvill niot increase
the present road tax over ten cents an
acre a year. The whole question is:
Are hard roads and good roads worth
$1i a year for a quarter section?
Generally the cheapest and most ac
cessible material should be used. In
about half of the State gravel can be
had: in tihe southern part of the State
a very good material, known as Nova
culite. is found: in the vicinity of JToliet
and Chicago there is an abundance of
all road materials. gravel, limestone
and furnace slag, while Chicago's
great drainage canal has upon its
banks millions of cubic yards of good
road material, and at the south end of
thuis stone pile is the Joliet peniten
No Pension Yet.
"Well, to be ihonest with you."~ said
the tramp, "I can't exactly say that
'm a veteran andl~ have witnessed the
borrors or war. hut I think I deserve
a pension, though."
"Well. I was once locked in a freight
car for a week, with the weather at
zero. and nothing but a frozen tuirip
to eat. antd nothing but blocks of build
in stoencs to keep mne warm, and if I
anm not entitled to a pension nobody
else ought to have one. The horrors of
that old turnip beat the horrors of a
battlefield all to pieces."--New York
Women's Good Looks.
Accor. :g to an English special
ist who :ts made a careful study of
the sub: :t, tihe reason why 'women
are better looking than men is because
they are more indolent, and are not
called upon to use their brains as much
as men are, Hard intellectual work
and assidious attention to busi-aess. he
says, are harmful so far as physical
beauty is concerned.-Idiana~polis
Pick over and core fully ripe pcars
and cook with a little water until soft:
strain through a jolly bag and then
simmer slowly until reduced about one
tiird of the original amount. It should
h) pale. clear and sweet, with a fraity
rlavor. This is excellent for use with
delicate griddle cakes.
SPICE LOAF CAKE.
Cream one and one-half cups of but
ter, add two cups of sugar, one cup of
molasses, one cup of milk. four well
beaten eggs, one level teaspoon of
ground cloves, one and one-half tea
spoon of cinnamon, cne-qrarter of a Al
grated nutmeg, live cups of flour in
which sir level teasp,,ons of baking
powder a'-e sifted, ai.d two cups of
raisins. Bake in two loaves slowly
Cream one-half cup of butter. add
one and one-half cups of sugar. beat
well, add the beaten yolks of four
eggs, beat again, add one cup of milk,
two and one-quarter cups of tlour with
four level teaspoon: of baking powder
sifted in it, then add one-half pound of
dates chopped and one-half teaspoon of at
almoud flavoring. Bake in thin sheets,
cever with a thick icing and decorate
vith stoned dates. Serve iii small
Pare and core apples and to four
pounds allow four pounds of light
brown sugar, the juice and grated rind
of three lemons and an ounce of white
ginger pounded flat. Cook all together
threc or four hours over a slow fire
until the apple looks clear. Sal th
small jars. The ginger can be bought
in any drug store. and the pieces should
be taken out before sealing the pre
serve or at any time when the flavor
of ginger becomes too strong. Cc
Cut up enough cold roast beef to sI
make a quart of small. thin slices.
Season the meat with salt and pepper,
and after putting it into a deep earthen
dish pour over it It sauce made as fol- ti
lows: Put two tablespoonfuls of but
ter into a frying pad. and when it has
become hot add two scant tablespoon- ni
fuls of flour. Stir until this is dark hI
brown. and- then add a pint of water.
Seascon with salt and pepper and boil
for three minutes. Pare, boil and mash
eight good-sized potatoes; then add to ti
them a cupful of boiling milk. a tabie- ei
spoonful of butter, and salt and pepper
to suit the taste. Spread this prepara- M
tion over the meat and sauce, begin- b,
ning at the side of the dish and work
ing toward the centre. Bake for thirty
minutes, Other meats beside roast
beet may be used in a shephierd's pie
Never put warm tood of any kind
away in a covered dish if you want it
to keep well.
When peeling oniot's begin at the
roo: end and peel upwards. and the
on>.: will searcely affect your eyes at
If :: piece of furniture is ink-stained.
six dr:>ps of nitre in a teaspoonful of
wter :appiled with a feather will re
~ove it. 1
(>a3ware should be washed in hot c
):ouus and rinsed in cold water. A y
e a:: glass towel does the rest. Use a
brs:m for Cut g~ass. 13
Do not use a sponge: it no :onger fillsC
a l-mg-lelt want~ on the& toilet table. he
('a'se it is apt to become tilled withl
germs poisonous to -the skin. Use a
bit of antiseptic ('loth or the hands.
A snonzte or face tlannel which has l
heomne shimy through constant use of
50:11 should be well rubbed with salt
m:d then rinsed in cold water. By this
p:-ocess it becomes practically new.
Rust on steel may bA' removed thus: o
Cover the steel with sweet oil, rub it t<
Iin well, and let it stand for forty-eight
h~ours: then rub the steel with unslaked
lime, finely powdered, till all the marks
In addition to the weckiy scrubbing
of the refrigerator, it is a good pman b
to occasionally take out the shelves
and boil them with a handful of wash
sing soda. Tihe wash boiler may be used
for this purpose.c
Orange fr-osting for cake is made by
rating the rind of ani orange and
sqezing the juice and a tablespoonful
of 1imon juice over it. Gradually beat e:
into the mixture confectioners' sugar t:
until tihe proper consistency is reached. n,
A diet of young carrots is said to he
-xcellnt for the skin and all its ap- ii
nondages of hair anod nails. This is ~
.ttrbutd to its anit:-scorbutic salts, iu
is ily mantter- and the iron which ex-- e
Ist in al red-colored vegetables and
A girl who develops her cwn photo-r
graphic plates tried many experiments
be~fore shie solved the problem of keep- ~
-1.:he hands. especially her finger
nals clean. She found that lemon
Ijuic. if u-sed quickly after the hands
hd been in the developer and tihe hypo.h
removed stains from underneath the
nails. __ _ _ _ __ _ _ _
I A Valuable Psalter.
A Psalter. which belonged to Bos
well, was sold at Sotheby's in Londo)n I
recently for ?l5. It containedl the inl
scription: "James Boswell. 176:3. I
bought this for 2d at Greenwich, when
I was walking there with Mr. Samuel ,
Whitechapel. London. thec district
where so many crimes were committed I
several years ago, including the notor
ious "-Jack-the-Rlipper" murders. has
~een transformed by the police into a
fairly respectable district.
Music boxes and blue light are two
of the latest things in the line of au
SUNDAY, JULY 2.
The Making of a Christian: His Dez
tiny. I. John 2: 15-17; 3: 1-3.
It makes a great difference, even
to an indestructible gem, whether it
belongs to a crown cr a junk heap.
Lcok around and see how the
world is treating God. --nd if you are
the child of God. do not expect to be
treated any better.
Could you explain to a caterpillar
what it is to be a buterfly? No 'more
could God explain to us what we
We become like whatever we truly
see, as the sunlight lightens up
whatever it falls upon, and covers
the roughest stone that receives it
with the brilliancy of the King of
Our destiny is not to be measured
by our accomplishments, but by our
purposes; not by time, but by etern
If you want to glorify your earth,
think great thoughts of heaven.
True thoughts of the hereafter con
tribute to the present; weak and
dreamy thoughts only weaken the
Half of Napoleon's power was his
consciousness of a splendid destiny.
When one loses that consciousness,
he loses his power.
Every Christian is a king traveflag
through a foreign land incognito.
That your life is of pure marble
does not make it a lovely statue.
Take it to the Sculptor.
The sky begins on the earth; so
does your heavenly destiny begin
with the duties of to-day.
Am I living as one with an immor
Am I consciously prcparing for my
Without a belief in personal .Im
mortality, religion is surely like an
arch resting on one pillar, like a
bridge ending in an abyss.-Max Mil
I feel my immortality oversweep
all pains, all tears, all time, all fears.
As often as I hear of some unde
served wretchedness, my thoughts
rest on that world where all will be
THE NATIONAL GAME.
Clarkson is winning right along for
Devlin is making great strides in the
first class of base-stealers.
Ulnglaub is proving a clever utility
man for Boston, after all.
Beaumont was the first Nat.ional
League player to make fifty hits.
Manager McGraw began to play at
fifteen and was a manager at thirty.
Elberfeld has been laid off by New
York without pay until he can get into,
The Clevelands are being heavily
touted for the American League cham
pionship this season.
Stone is leading the St. Louis Browns
in hitting and run getting, and is ahead
of Burkett on all counts.
Veteran Jack Boyle has .succeeded
Jack Doyle as first baseman for the
Toledo American Association .team.
ClevelandI critics now claim for .Joss
the distinction of being the best field
ing pitchi r in the American League:
JIoss. of the Cleveland team, is piteh
ing great ball. He has twice held clubs
dLown to three hits, once to four and
twice to five. .
The St. Paul Club has suspended
pitcher R~oy Evans, indefinitely, with
out salary, for deriliction in the per
formance of his duties.
New York critics are tossing- boquets
at Dobbs for his great fielding with the
Brooklyns. If he could only hit and
throw he would be a star.
Young "Cy'' Young. of the Boston
Nationals, is the .boss shut-out pitcher,
with five such victories to his credit.
Killian leads in theo American League
"I don't know that it is possible to
legislate the new style of delivery out
of the game altogether, but I do know
that it is possible to help the batting
by returning to the old rule regarding
fouls," says President Ban Johnson.
RAMWS H ORN B LASTS
THE cause that has
virtue does not need
begins to convince
obstinacy 'tis the
BIE] abeginning of a long
He who rises
against God is sure
are the fruitage of
Love's wealth costs least to get and
Many a man bites off his head to feed
No worship ascends where nothing is
Few things are more precious than
Obedience is our obligation, the bles
ing is His.
Men who want to be spirit-filled must
Those who live with us have the
greatest power to lift us.
God knows His servants by their
souls and not by their salaries.
Go ~lived as man that man might
Th saoo bar is Satan's bargain
It is hard work seeking the Savior
and serving self.
He builds well the house who lays
aright the first brick.
The more the pruning the greater the
promise of fruit.
HIS AFFECTIONS SHIPWRECKED.
"Nellie," spoke the youth, with an
air of confidence, "only say the
word and you and I will sail together
on the .rough sea of life, bravely buf
feting its waves, trimming our sails
to meet tlie adverse winds that-".
- "Leave me, Harry, leave me," in
terrupted the maiden. "The man -
who takes me on that journey must
offer me a firsf-class passage on a
With the Funny
Observe the Lovely Rhiymc.
tere once was a poet of Domiinique,
ho never had written a limerick.
And the people all cried:
*If he has never tried.
r heaven': :ake.give him a medal quick."
W1, e It Gets It.
'But don't you believe that virtue
ways gets its reward in the end?"
Nope: sometiiles it gets it in the
'Loatley says being married to an
iress is not :1 sucess."
-No. Says it's just like working in
-She has taken very great care of
rself. you know."
-Yes. But her age i: telling on her
-What ingratitude!"-London Punch.
The niiss of Ignorance.
hlie-"Soime )eoPledoI't know what's
od for them in this world!"
Re-"Yes. but they're better off than
e people that know and haven't the
ice to get it!"-Detroit Free Press.
Place to Acquire Knowledge.
Greene-"Would you call Briggs an
White--Well, I think he knows more
an he did when lie first ventured into
e stock narket."-Boston Transcript.
"Here's a man what say de worl'
ni'n' ter a end next July."
-MIy. niy En ter think. I done buyed
o lighlltnin' rods en a eight-day clock
i de installment plan."-Atlanta Con
Must Have Been Absent.
"MIs. Qaintly wasn't at the reception
is afternoon, was she?"
"What makes you think she wasn't?"
"Since you got back you've done
thing but tell me things you've
!ard about her."-Judge.
Mrs. Knox-"Well. I was in pienty of
me for the wedding. after all; and I
ijoyed it immensely."
Mr. Knox-"Really? What was the
atter? Didn't the bride look her
Fa rmhi naiefrs-re
.Teosinswt eat o l
Far rmhs tv Apporetinr.
Mrs. May-"'Tm glad men don't wear
c and ribbons and things on their
othes the way women do, aren't
Mrs. Kay-"Oh. I don't know! Think
W convenient it would be for us if
ise we wanted something of the sort
a hurry!:"-Detroit Free Press.
The Higher Education.
"Do you expetct youlr son) to become
:oficient in the classies while at col
"No. All I want is for 'em to give
n a good hazin, an' mebbe take somec
the conceit out of .him."-Washing
Proud Moment. . .
Mike-"Oi hear yez wor foined foive
yllars fer assaultin' McDooley-"
Pat-"Oi' wo: an' it wor a proud mo
iinn whin 01 hun-rd th' sintince,
Mike-"Pfwhats th' rayson a'- thot?"
Pat-Faith, an' it show'd which av
s had th' best av th' contist."-Chi
Feminine Art Student--"What be
tine of Mr. Hilight, who showed such
ilent here last term? None of his
ork has been published, has it?"
Masculine Art Student-"Oh. yes' but
isn't signed. Hilight's on The Even
igSaffron. Hie dratws those crosses
phtgah wvhic'h show wvhere the
ime was committed."-Puck.
"Luck never manages things just
gght," said the irritable man who dis
kes music. "It mighlt just as well
ave been the other way around, but
"What is the trouble now?"
"My daughter. who plays the piano,
as a sore throat. and the one who
ings has a sore finger."-Washington
"Yes. indeed, wve had a falling out.
Ee lives within a block of my house,
u I never see him."
"Well, once when I was placing
omne fowers in the parlor window I
aught sight of his long overcoat."
"And that was all?"
"es except-er-when I passed his
.ouse he was at the window."
"And you looked up ?"
"Only glanced, dear. Really-"
"Then you smiled?"
"Well-er-ust to--but I never see
Liim. Honestly, we had a falling out."