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os "heian ,"i conse
-~ ~ 6:tn-Se ust rot always be
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he ta he e tio r 'r:r 1ha "3Se
id n.":.:' hiirim. to
ooln :: this :.urt o ag b
e rid. 1:e. d a. conducted to the
,dge of .setl-Armnt "by the leading
-aabitait. ,:th the emphatic inti
ain tho '-if he showed u) again
he woald ben hun~g." he merely
:&rngged hi.s sho-ulders, smiled pleas
:sntly, andi rode leis::rely up the trail
.in th'e direction: of Sauta E.
t i ny d'ys~ he had firnancially crip
nled many .2 the Cclurannity. The
eliima:: eiua 3:hen or.c of tac suffer
*rs so farv orgot himself as to call
hec gamblc- a cheat, which resulted
n iC brit: cri~ppled in a more~ un
Cense n A-:; y. But fori the fact that
he accusr v. as also~ paipably cheat
.g, an :r in no danger' of dying
'tf his an . Dair w:c have svwung~
:-onad hre. -
.It was" abouit 0 nv<uk after this
even to ~t Miss Virinio t:est made
:'woC rmnertani. discoveries.
C ather andt only relative, who was
-nroprie~tr of the prinlcipal salooni in
Deep~ Hoilow, and -s generally
known as "Bad B~W' 311ss Jirnny
was eightieen years of ag.e and the ac
kncvwledgedl helle of the township.
The saloon was 4 one--story build
ing of rough pine log~s, with a sanded
ir'C na a1( bar. Back 0of tis har
was a don- Q-ain;; to tIE lving; part
ojf the shi:y It~ was on the other
side at !hir door th~at Miss Jinny*
nausedi, as con'm do the world over,
'o pu a reassui'ng handi to her hair,
and ai ern?:::guncfl made the first
The fac. that there was a customer
ihatting wi her relative! weald niot
hiave mnad'. te young girl hesitate.
but o:-. this occasica she recognized
the voic:e as that of Stenr Lupas, a
-an vri: she intstinlctively feared
"Hell~ comne, you bet," i'e was say
cr*."H got the note at Sa.nta Fe
Pn Parke sez he colo:red up like a
"v's Jfeard he'd know Jinrn
* r~t -wit.. cir susp.ieion that it was
:s igny -.ddeu affectli:n on her
- 'rart," D-owrn said..
"Noh," saeed-t the oter. "The
tud t.inks every w~om:a1: is in love
'th i an' his fine clothes. Snakes,
it'Hbe sm hin' to see his face when
:m ina cut how he's bin ood,"
"\: ' :il1 he( be hre.'' Brown
--ret scwn r.itw, I reckon," was
the-repy. "Sam of tiohoys arc
gn t hiude a litte way 11: the trail.
wat-H he- passes and followv him
in. hen hey'll Close up and nil
Minin.; ~m s heC crosses the boundi
Thee :as shrt iiouctE,. and
iCh.::,.i . 'different to . the younsg::
ma. .:.ps rer.arked
'*o :-*i.int said .:-hi.t..i n
-Iiit t :lCiC'7 Pro -.: "i c-vo in'- u
31J:5. Luas arnd had mect with ani en.
thatie negative. Butt he- drred not
divulge this, for he was in the un
welcomer suitor's piower.
''r.gi inat's yoen-:-' gout: hui T
ain't goin to wait much longer'wa
the a~rcratninzg retorx. "YEu' o
.ing to see the furn, I .s?"
"Yes; Jinnly' .me charge."
On hear'*.g this'that young lady
slippW~ away fromn the door, and
-- ~ shet appeared in response to
Browna's call her face showed no trac
f emaotion, but rage. st'ame and dia.
gust struggled with another feeliung
Whlich she did not attempt to analyze.
A light step outside broke in upor
her refiectionls, and she looked up to
find the subject of them standIng in
tha Op- doo. For one moment
"Jimy!" a ered. St.-.>opd for
sad ckt. Then, hesbrn hi
e -' o must g2 , N, 1- : ; o
you- h oe.r --, " ja . '
Da .z,,d at her ;n amaze meCn,
De bightessdying o;ut of hi-sfc.
" -;r't 1fo!!o w suit," hie said, -!
0: Ihzzen 't 01he cards. Youes
w~hy., I'm he1-re: well, that's, -xhy."
Hetook a s-heeIt of upaper from h is
*rean, and laild it o s the cunt er.
She ,natchied it upan read: "h
did you o away vithout a word? 1!
Don't ynu care? If You do, cme and
:::ke m . :: ay .-in. "g a
d u i-lieved it ?" shere,
sterni, :- face flushed and hecr
b-.ca!-'. hca.::I;ng wahii an%." ou
cu i"-nk mu. capale of wri .'u
tat 10!7d an mow
0! - r Ell h .
f okv: e: of siould nrm
he b:.ngs dn't : nforea'.'"
didyou :-.awa wo-gUith outr odon
forgd fru chef puroe o, etrppiang
you Ever momentthat yu was
:er brng dneah nearer." :Lee
The( g-ambler lo;okead a',he st-n-iily
for a he and hereyes
before ilil. ThtereC. was som!thinag
nev; abou him which she could: not
had nver ntid beorsti
Th ir Thie hiter foas angily
and~ v'ry abomnto pea, when to
"Hand~s upi nDan.redsar
voic afromte adorays drhe su
shinoe glinte Thogee warrsoeinf
rifl leveedut the wgambeshearult
Dancopledanstnsy with the
reques buti hstayes wer siUolng
for1 i's aehdbciepl n
her lips adouttered aecryofhrea
paiandts updn"ced a interpo
hier pfrtoIade dooisy aunxote advn
si uite ang amued exresson
thate leeted hs amtors ardt.f
redust hmefto bisaeswrem ili
Yo muiyst fae tird eo pafe, Dandt
hoelp hauteredn wat' crougha
pou?" ad osvne o itreto
h"A hrse mand thi qamble," redan
thewit prisoe airi uely.peio
"rett highlft bettig:arumsd.e
You must, sai thred ofhe nt
won," Dag aid, wh at slrgtgnc
."B hou'e andst insle," broelind
the psner airiofLuasly. n
"Tret ige bttng:pyiu t a
bier~,n thi tme onlhJenr. ne
h cflles of itws meanhitig. a
Then " i, with a slhneto hisn
old itdacouselost, hse adboe:n
"'C'ome, ons oin up.is I'he uti
"Tre, f ou losn"eylfnd the oldn
upc' thd tikim ol,."n ke
he urlinsso dhiy caniumdg.m
wasn, wosibe adnchange his is
ong fromcioue crowed sadded:th
Doe, if you likeyet ann;yo won'lrd
always Brwnwildeited toim."
ofm thersner' Lorevit ims a smi
anod a bao e tof ca grds na.hr
whe ordsosverle spkcen oull ecand
i"fmthe owokdeu ton tuha
wataing heryyo orrovyor h o-e
meuce heyou te, an youhwn sre
"Isouldn't tio trat ith Mith
him;, hen; thes alreay poretsentd
me torud" sad' vs vt ml
NTh worcs wer cold. maer ouy facd
wthu ai loced uf emtion %d attid
likeca douche nofl. waer a m:e-s
Though shesihad, accntd thiushem
nooidrh t thlne of par nticed tho
h " heever lookedal him. twny
nia sighro dev dhisl't h
ask" "&t wain oney hed~C ouldc
'iuoThe s'c f netmonion, fond a
fiking sequeot of he proneced
ing n"ight. had acnened maniiu
wale fe and~ unconcendly tothy
la~e of tn chettigein atoa
s-la ih thvosed habout to usher
hin e ineenity. money thn waldn
F-etraye-t the hncetoiatedth act
etothat Dnw apioer the wascen
?nrmed. T- odme a
A trea with th abose to usoe
end antd eternity dOe thingr alne
aheor. Danitad-hen mencdi
tajet oan ws aipsonre an
The didtectn were primitive:o
end we'd half at doen, sawath ickr
aet e ee ofthe hadose. mnd
* - .- *
:t Lu a -
to~ ~~~~ ~~~ un. .al l~~ n i
knew titr : he h:o d w,:n. The
to u vr :at , i s::c a n d
u, he whp
EaLi.; exposuior. ea too
lat'. A i:iarp click told tha' Ji.a's
"'ands had :ot encircled him uscioss
1y, and the rope was evered. At the
same nim si.e reI asd him and
stupped back P pace. Life was very
Sweet now, and Dan did not hesitate.
Two bounds ai he was astride his
horse. and a moment inter his strong
. hd lifted Wi'mr u in E'unt of
him. The 7ectatrs. raralyzed by
he unex:>eeedness oi' the event, only
ecoveroed thtir 5s-.:ss when thce horse
Iearinlg his double hurdEn ni,hi the
utmiost case-was a doze:: ;'ar'ds
Then Lapas, with a wild yell c[ an
as he realized how he had been
ikcd, sprang ajter tie:. only to
scmblie hcadlong with a bullet in his
>rain. ?E was his friend B1rown who
had fired the shot in al attempt. as
I.: afterward exliained. to c;*7i)lC the
f'uritv'sc'* mou'.nt. But , as Brv.n was
a notoriously neat shot. a:d the' dcod
man was hardly in the liin- o i',
.iere were suna: who Joahtcd.
LtIC i the af.er'noon the riaii
of a small h-mi lively m minig cara
ome thirty miles fromt Dp Tiioiowi
arned a sum equal to half his yearly
nem bCiy th perfrma nc oI a sim
e ceremony, :ad Dan~ Bevis. hav'ing
scaped from one nouse. very ence'
ully' surrendered hinmeif to another'.
s ile himself put it, --iltimifony was
ltron g suii, ::. d as g oi: h is
is on it."'-London 1.~aer.
The Question of Influen~e.
A:' rr'espondent, writing on ce
bove subject. refers to an occasional
nstance to be noted where. instead
f striving to make' the publication a
hing of pleasure and profit for all
he family, those in control permit
atter to creen in that should be
rigidly excluded and so impir or-.
lose altogether the influence that the
journal might exert--erticisms that
tr unjust or unwise. commendations
f persons or practices that would
etter not be noticed, and details of
ccurrences that would best be let
lone. He calls attention to the fact
hat the home v..eekly paper is made
for the family, and makes the plea
hat, whatever may 'be the necessity
n the case of dailies, the weekly
hall at all events be so conducted
that its influence shall be strong for
ord, and for good only. "Keep your
en little weekly." he says. "clean
and wholesome. Thus wi its influ
mee make this old world a brighter,
purer place in whic:h to live and your
forts shall be rewarded. not only in
(lollars, but in the satisfaction of
avig wielded an innluence 'for good
-and not evil from week to week.'
The Surrender of Sedan.
Count Hatzfelt, w.ho because of
Bismarks trust inl him and his per
feet knowledge of French, played a
prominent part in the surrender of
meror' Napoleon III after the bat
te of Sedan, tihus describes the ar
rangement s for the surreuder in a
letter to his v.'ite, which has been
pu ilicd: "It was a solemn moment
when General Reille, galioping up
the side of the hill, drew up tifty
paces fronm the king in order to dir
anunt, and then approached bare
roaice to deliver the Emperor's let
Eer The king asked him to wait and
withdrev:' to consult with Bismarcat
and Moltke. I took advantage of
this moment to approach poor R-eille
o express my sympathy with him.
Bisar: then scnt for me. Two
chairs were placed one on. top of the
ther and I was given pen and paper.
ra ing and Bismrezc~ dictated, and
we drew up a draft of the auswer.
Afterward the king sat down on one
the chairs; Alten held the other
as a desk, and I held the ink-bottle
nd dictated to the king the answer
that Reille took with him."
Misfit Corn Husks.
An exchange remarks that consid
rable trouble is being experienced
throughout Indian Territory bcecause
the husks do not fit the corn in many
of the fields. Tau husas prepared
themselves for corn in dry weather,
it seems, and the recent rain has
caused the ears to grow so that two
hMsks; wil be required in the place
of one under ordinary circumstances.
-Kansas City Star.
Not In His D)epartment.
"Waiter," asked the man at the
table in the corner the. hoa, 'w
are these biscuits made of?"
"They look, sir," said the austere,
dignified waiter, "as if they were
made of Portiand cement, but I have
no positive knowledge. I have noth
ing to do with the modus operandi
of the cook-room. Shall I change
hm, sl---ChienrO Tribuno.
The . 11:.n eneyt 1- gornl ro l
"vemo t L 1 ri, !o
dlates fromn the.;::aa on whi1cha
eneCe of the :1 i a*.! 1 : L ' rs no
to th: g 1od cause than the fact that
in so naii casts 7'efn'W highwe S
are suffered to fail :to disr'pair,
just as fa:,t as thl traf'ic ad the
v.'eat:i- ca:u wear ths:.I do'::. It is
likely tha* everyone -::ho reads this
statemer'. can call o rind one or
more stre-wbe; of macrdaiized row-1
in his immdi1ate ne ighi orhood,
which to-da pr'' a surface whiceh
is merecly " m voiry o tQa:. over
whi h they ro de v. hI roads were
first cueedCvA to she pub!ic. Thia
ranid deterioratio ws evident even
in the dJays wh iheyn bicycl' was pop
ular, and 1efo c o e automobile had
conmerce. to tear .io.i the, to.
dresing e'd the? re-b: r''l N'uer it
to the witds undvt Lhe .itd tiac
tion and suction of its. riubber tires.
The detcerioration oE .newly-made
roads was far iso rapid, ev;a in thoise
days; but in this ag of the utomo
bile, the rate at which ar highwayr
have been torn to pecs. mViy be
cause of lack of maintena::, Gr of
maintenatc that i. prop:ly zppiled,
is simply appa~iing.
Of all the works J:uan that come
within the province of the civil engi
neer. there are few, if any, which call
for more careful attention, and more
ininediate rciro' on the first signs of
disintegration. than the common
turnpike m::cadaur:ed road. Per
haps the nearest to it in this 'respect
are the track :ad radbed of
stearn iilroad; i-hou;.;."% ()e d t
even that heavily-wore:i sy..
shows the lac of upkeep so quickily
as does a frequently-.rzel high
way. Th amount of ignorane, or
indifferet-ce. die.yCd u the negiect
of new macadamiand roads would
scarcely b credible to a Europea,
who has been :-tcc.ustomed to witness
the watchful care with which thc
famnous i)ads ci faro are mn
tained and the very first signs of
wear corre'cted. Instead o. keepig
a gang of men enpoyed in "'he cc:.
stant. day-by-day rcpair of weak
spots, hollows. and rts. our author
tieis in rany eases se n to think that
it is sueficient to Spread a fw lotids
of top dem:Ing over The whole :ur
face of tiff road aulli.ily or- bien
nially, as Il ease may be, and let
it go at that. Under this method the
solid portions of the road reeire
ust as much care as those which
have develop;ed set t spots and show
the need of more exteadedl repair.
The top dressing res no better
purpose than to tcmnporarily cove~r up'
tbc damage of the last season's tray
l, and in a few weeks' time the sur
face is about as badly, if not more,
broken up than before. Matters gto
from worse to worse until there is
a call for drastic remfedlies. In oino
cases out of ten -eie drastic remedy
consists in breaking up the entire
surface, and practicaily rebuilding
Now. it has been pro;'ed to a der.t
onstratiog. not merely in Europe, but
in certain sections of this country
where the maintenance of roads is
intelligently and conscientiousl' car
ried on, that if a macadatmized road
be properly built in the lirst instance,
with firm foundation, adequate drain
age, and an ample crown to shecd the
water from its surface; and if a small
force of men, answering to the sec
tion gang on a steam railroad, be
kept constantly employed in repair
ing any incipient wear of the road,
such a highway need never be re
built, but will be good for all time.
That is the great lesson which needs
be enforced by the advocates of good
roads. When it has been brought
home, and commissioners have
learned to maintain their new roads
in absolutely first-elass condition, so
that the value of a utacadamized road
will be ap~par'ent, not merely in the
first few monthts of its life, but con
tinuously through the succeeding
years-then, and not till then, we
may lookt for the rapid extension of
a system of macadamized highways
throughout the whole of the United
Ducttless Englsh Streeta.
The streets of Nottingiham, Eng
land, are sprinkled with water mn
which chloride of calcium has been
dissoVed and are. therefore~ dustless.
One dressing every three or four
weeks is eneagh to kceep thiem'so,
even in-he* itoitest weatr- The
cost is very smail
The work of oiling sevenzyfive
miles oif Fayette County's tirp &s
has >'-;un and it is estimndd that
ao' 200 gallons of ol2 will be
e~ured my.i eaeh mile of rond--KOn'
uck. Farmvters' H ome Journal.
Im portance of Advertisinlg.
A duck which had faithfuily stuck
o busness during the summelr and
aid several dozen large, fawn-colored
eggs, complained that shte was not
appreciated. -See that hen over
there'Y, said the duck; "she has not
aid so' many eggs as I have, nor so
ig, but she has books written about
ier and verses composetd in ner
onor, while nobody says a word
about me." '"The trouble with you
is." said a wise Buff Leghorn cock
that was standing near, "that you do
not tell the public what you have
done. You lay an egg and waddle off
without letting anybody in the neigh
orhood know it. If you want to
ut any ice in this community you
must learn to advertise."-TroT
The City Jay.
A country jay is one who wants to
know everything, and a city jay is
one who thinks he can tell hi.
m 'natoi onin.) Advocate.
70PICS 01- iR? ERES1 T0 lfH ?L AMI
Poultry Keeping in the Seuth.
A poultrynian w'iing from South
F,lorida, to the SPccessful Poultry
The first frosts have touched most
of ou: Northerr ci es _and soon shi;
Ering hunanity Wil be seeking com
fort in the s'nny Soati. And we are
busy prepa'ing to ce:'dially recei'vc
ail who come.
We want them ro find -ali the lux
ttries here to whi-:a they are accu.
torm e d.
So all raisers o: the plump, tender.
well grown broilers or "fryers," as
we call tLem. are no-. preparing to
hatch every egg tha can be s;;arcd.
During September yards have beer.
filled with eight or ten newly moulted
hen.s and a male bird of sone good
breed for broiler raising. We pe!cr
R. I. Reds, as they early make plural>
little fellows with good yellow skin
and are very hardy. In two months.
If kept growig well, they are ready
for "' rket, weighing about tzo
Prit-es vae best from Jannary to
April. A ay eC (i:O American or Asi
ii bre.'ds are gond for broiler stece.
The has .n ihese breeding poi
are v;l fe wiith mi-ed grains, prin
rcpallY "'heat and cats well scattered
In litter. They are on good Bermul.da
grass yards, so ge-c pianty of green
(e2d. A good ma'y eggs arc broughc
In eac'i da.. 'hough maay of ouc
neighborf; errifin thaL they find'
"no eg~g" t i ime Of year.
f hecs are w a anaged and
well Id, Lihere hol-.:d nOL be this dif
ficulty in -geU.ing :ggs, for we find
that: whose who are making a business;
of broiler raisin- here, know they:
must hatch these broilers in Octobcr
and November to receive the best re
Eurns, are nioulting their stock early
oy the va Dreser method, and also
hatching pulieLs in February and
Marcb that Will be laying in the fall.
With 'ood fertile eggs and an in
cubator o, one of the ba. makes. lby
the first of November Lhe breoder:
should be full of downy little fel
lows, live.v and happy. The incuba
tor must be closely watched though,
during the hatch, for it is very apt to
run too high these warm days, and
the little chicks either cannot break
through the shell, or come out weak
and soon die off. The lamp in a hot
air machine should often be put out
entirely during the middle of the
day. and turned up weil at night.
Good brooders are as essential as
good incubators. Beware of one that
is not well ventilated, but one with
too great a circulation of air will be
hard to heat and the chicks will be
in great danger of being chilled.
The former evil is greater here.
however. A brother poultry man who
has great success in raisiug little
e icks, rarely losin~g one, had some
ittle children visiting at his home.
In the afternoon thcy were playirsg
abeout one of the broaders. and know
ing no hatter, pushed the ventile-ting
slid: entirely in. In the mornino
the p)ou:lrynian was dismeayed by
opening the brooder to find several
dead chicks. The heat was all right,
he fed nothing but a "baby chick
feed," he could not imagine what the
trotie was till he noticed the closed
slide. Opening it at once, he lost no
more chickens in that brood. On :his
account brooders made for Northern
climates and working successfuliy
thero, are death traps for brooder
chcks is used in this section.
Th diference .between the temper
atre inside the brooder and the out
sidc air is not great eco:ngh to cause
sailicienlt circulation through the
small openings provided for v'entila
tors. We bought two such brooders.'
which were highly recommended and
cost a good sum. We were inexperi
encedl then and could not understand
why we lost so many chicks in these
two when in those of another make
the little follows were growing well.
After replacing a glass plate in the
top of the nursery chamber with some
fine wire screen cloth, the brooders
did fairly good work. Dut it is bet
ter to buy those that are especially
adapted to this climate. This, with
a good baby chick food of finely
ground mixed grains, pure, fresh
water, a l!ttle charcoal, fine grit,
soie green food and careful atten
tion To regular feeding hours and to
keeping the chicks out of wet grass
and sharp winds will raise from a
ood hatch a fine lot of marketable
rolers that will well repay for the
time and trouble spent. It is hatch
ing at the right scason. keeping the
little chicks alive and growing rapid
ly, and marketing them as soon as
they are of broiler size. that makes
the business of broIler raising such
a profltai1i one.
Treatment For Snut.
ITi" smnut of grains in causzd by a
fungus, the spore (the spore is the
reproductive body of 'fungi, corre
sponding to the seed in higher
Proverbs and Phrases.
Want of core does us more barnm
than want of knowledge.-Franklinl.
Becautious what you say, of whom
and to whom.-Fielding.
Censure pardons the ra'vens but r'e
bukes the doves.-Juv'enal.
Ceremony is the smoke of friend
ship-From th'e Chinese.
With the good we become good.
From the Dutch.,
Refiections of a* Bachelor.
Morality does a heap of parading
A man would have better luck at
gambing if he didn't do it.
When you kiss a girl against her
will it's ~really against her mother's.
Some men are so lazy they won't
even work ha.rd to get a rich wife
New York Press.
The charitable give out at the door.
and God puts in at the window.
Frmm thea Germen.
A R M *: |'I T ES.
ES ICK A fin ;1 RU~ ua*.76 ER.
plants) of wbich is carried in the
secd to the yong plant. Smutted
plants in the field. and in threshing,
shed thcir siores in the air. These
spores are then carried abo:it by the
wind, many of them fnuding lodgmnent
in the seed of neighboring plants.
They are thus planted with the grain
and the 4anie moisture, warmth, etc.,
which starts the plant into renewed
life quickens the smut. It thus han
pens that many youug plants are. in
earliest infancy, attacked by the smut
P;iemy, which, hav'ing gained en
trance, lurks within the plant until
blooming time, when it breaks forth
in irs -eli-recognized form. Only
very young plants are susceptible to
attack of the smut, therefore if we
can so treat the seed of the plants as
to destroy the adiering spores of the
fungus without injuring the grain,
we can enable the young plant to
pass the critical stage of its existence
in safety. It is thereafter safc. Suh
treatneat is possible. Smut can
:rroor. e be practically eliminated
iroii the field. Several kinds of
trcainmeat are effective, but of all
those known, that by formula is by
,a:- the best and cheapest.
Formalin can be purchased from a
druggist at a cost of from seventy
five to ninety-five cents per pound.
One pcund mi::ed thoroughly with
forty to fifty gallons of water is s-f
ficient to treat forty to fifty bushels
To treat the grain Zprcad i. in a
thin layer on a smooth barn floof
and sprinkle with t'e diiuted forma
lin, using either a spraying machine
or a watering-pot. Sprinkle so as to
thoroughly and evenly wet tihe grain
with the mixture. Then shovel the
grain over thoroughly a few times to
insure even distribution and cover
the pile with canvas, carpet, blankets
or bagging, to keep the fumes of the
formalin within. The pile should
stand from sit to twelve hours in this
way. The oats may then be readily
dried by mixing with air-slaked lime,
and the lime may be removed by the
faning-mill. The seed is then ready
to sow. It may be stored, but in so
doing it is liable to renewed smut in
fection. The best Yvay is to treat.
dry, then sow as soon as is practica
In general. one gallon of mixture
will suffice to treat- one bushei of
grain. The formalin should be used
at the rate of one ounce to three gal
lons f water.
Formalin is an irritating caustic
which should not be brought into
contact with the skin in pure form.
In diluted condition it is harmless.
F. L. Stevens, Biologist, Agricultural
Eperiment Station, Raleigh, N. C.
How to Detect Spavinl.
The following test, furnished to
te Farm Stock Journal by a veter
inary surgeon, may p:rove useful to
yeu, if you haa;'eoccasion to buy a
Wh~en the buyer suspects that a
spain large or small is present yct
finds lameness absent. possily due
to continuous exercise or some pre
ventive measure adoptedL for the oc
casion, he can speedily ascertain
whether it is indeed present by a
Sinflel test. Have an assistant lead
the horse out to halter and prepare
to trot him instantly at the word
-go." Now lift up the foot of the
suspcted hind leg and hold it as
close to the horse's belly as possible
for afew minutes. Suddenly drop it
and immedigtely trot the horse, when
he will, for the first few steps or even
rods go intensely lame, but soon re
cover. This is an unfailing test and
should be practiced in- every case
where there is the sIghtest suspicion
of a spavin.
B'onc and Meat For Eggs.
There is no kind of fond that will
answer for summer unless it be free
from fat or starch. if the flock is
confined, food must be provided. an~d
then a proportion of grain must b~e
allowed; but if the hens are on a
range they should be given no food.
There is one kind of food that will
make hens lay, and tl'at is lean meat.
And it may be allowed that those
who use bone-cutters, and can secure
fresh bone from the butchers, can
provide the cheapest and best food
that can be given. A pound a day
for a dozen hens is ample. It costs
but a small sum for a cutter. com
pared with the savi .g of food, and
though operating a bone-cutter de
mans labor (as a bone -is not easily
induced), the gain is more than the
expenditure. We probably refer to
this summer feeding very often, but
t~he tendency is .to feed too much, and
it is difficult to convince poultrymen
of the fact. Meisat stands first of all
egg-producing foods. tGud it is the
cheapest in proportion to resuiltsi oi.
'Bits of Brightness.
Mistress-I am sorry to trouble
you Bridgct, but my husband wants
his breakfast tomorrow at 5:30.
Cook-Oh. it won't be no trouble at
all, mum, if h~e don't knock nothin'
over whie cookir~ it an' vwake de
He that will make a door of gold
must knock in a nail every day.
From' the Spanish.
"Slowbor is about discouraged.
He 's been wraidug ten years for a pro
motion and hasn't got it yeL''
"That's the trouble. If he'd work
ed more and waited less he'd have
had it long ago."'-Detroit Free Press.
"You don't mean to say the engage
ment is off between Jack and Mary''"
"Yes, it seems she told him the
other evening she wasn't beautiful
en~uh to be his wife, and he, didn't
Ideny it quick enough to suit her.'
Christ's Life; His Sorrows, and How
He Bore Them.-Jchn 11:30-33;
The shortest verse in the Bible is
also the longest, -or it binds together
heaven and earth.
Christ bore our griefs, He was not
overborne by thera; He carried our
sorrovs, He was not crushed down by
Onc- of the most purifying of
thoughts is to recall Christ's agony In
Gethesemane, and to remember our
iatest sin, and to say, "That-for
Christ's sorrows on earth are only
an illustrat.on of His sorrows in heav
en over our sinfulness and rebellion.
Christ had one consolation in His
sorrows, the knowledge that endless
good would come from them.
Have we the spirit of Christ? In
that measure we shall grieve over
Consider what most men grieve
over, as poverty, neglect, pain; and
Christ wasted no g ef on such mat
As ihe sufferings and death of Mc
Kinley bound the, nations together
with cords of sympathy, so, in an in
flnitely greater zdegree, did Christ's
sufferings and death.
Christ transformed his fiery trials
into His crown of glory. just as the
nterior fire of the earth lie mde has
transformed black carbon into the
We do not feel pain when another
's wounded, but when we ourselves
Sare hurt. So we do not really under
vtand Christ's sufferings till we be
come part of His body, the Church.
The nearest hint we have of Christ's
sorrows' for us is a mother's agony
over her erring child.
Am I adding to Christ's sorrows?
lave I received the cleansing o'
Do I really love my Saviour?
1EPWORTH LEAUE LESSONS
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11.
Forgive One Another.-Matt. 6. 12.
oa ly Readings.
The extent of forgiveness Illus
trated.-Matt. 18. 21-35.
A condition of effective prayer.
Mrk 11. 24-2G.
A precept of brotherlnss.Eph. 4.
Iractical forgiven-ss of an enemy.
Exod. 22. 4. 5.
Judgment belorss not to us.-Rom.
The great example.-Luke 23. 34.
This is ~something new undtlr the
sun, comparatively-the doctrine of
forgivness. Who can forgive sins
is an old question. -"Perhaps the
ods may," sai Plato to Socrates.
I do not know,' answered the philos-,
oper. Dr. Austin Phelps tells, us
that when .John Eliot, "the apostle to
the Indians," first preached to the
N.pucks. at Nonantuma, the Christian
Itheor:y of the forgiveness of imaur
ies, a grunt of incredulous derision
ran round the circle or his hearers as
they sat before 1h'.m on their haunches.
"The 'moral intuitionls' of Nipmuck
culture knew better than that." All
the wortti through all the ages has
"known better than that,' if we are
to judge by the almost universal prac
tice of the world. It' required a
revelation from heaven, and a living
exanple of forgiveness under most
awful circumstances, to place the
theory of the duty of forgiveness of
our 'enemic11 on even a debatable
platform before the minds of men.
And then it requires a revolution in
hurn nature to make the theory a'
real fact in the hearts anad lives of
men and women. Dr. R. W. Dale says
a pretty hard word in this: "Many
Christian men have given a new
1inrn to an old text. In their own
private 'R. V.' of the New Testament
they read. 'Whosever speaketh a.
word, or committieth a wrong. against
God, it shall be forgiven him; but
whosoever speaketh a word, or comn
mitteth a wrong, against Me, it shall
not be forgiven h-m.' " The New
Testament teaching is clear and
positive, as our Daily Readings show,
as to the duty of forgiveness of
others; of holdinyg no grudges: of.
seki'g no revenges. Chrdstians shall
at behave like pagans.
COUGH IN HOGS.
Here is a question that is probably
being worked over in the muinds of
a great mnany who raise liogs. And we
can say, with' general appl'cation of
the statement, that when hogs cough
they have worms. This being the
case, it is necessa-y to look after a
remedy for killing the worms, fox
hogs will not thrive when wormy.
One of the best remedies for worms
is turpentine. It should be fed in
slop to all hogs except sows that are.
pregnant. A tablesy-con~ful to a bucket
of 2iCp is a foir propbortionl and should
be allowed to stand for mu hour er
two before feeding it.
A tihing that contributes much to
the health of hogs is to keep plenty
of ashes or cinders before them all
the time. At this seasca of the year,
the cobs from the corn which Is being
fed on the ear may be burned and
charred. In: charring them salt should
be thrown on in sufiient amounts and
it is also well to throw on some cop
At this time there is a gre-at amount
of disease abroad in the land, and the 4
man who is most successful in curing
it Is the fellow who orevents it. Re
garding the prevention of disease,
there are no hard anad fast rules ex
ept cleanliness of sleeping and feed
quarters, care about the amounts and
ime of feeding and keep the hogs
free from lice, mange and worms.
Dr. Wiley, the head sc~entist of the
agricultural department, has discover
ed that the same muscles are brontght
nto play in washing clothes as in
playing golf. However, suggests the
Atlanta Constitution, It is hardly like
ly that our golf ladies will adopt
the washar a -mbstitute.