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A Xemcri&I Day Story.
ET J-EPH A. A LTS II EXKR.
It was the 30: h of May, and the sua
was sbicing as it shines now. But the
De was far different. No one was
dreaniiag then of Memorial Day; we
were merely doirg the deeds that
made this day possible.
The battle shifted to the right and
pivsently did to a mutter. I had been
lyiog in a kind of a stupor, but the
sa Idea decrease iu the crash of the
ca inon and rid-a the change,, I sup-
p e it was served me as a stimulant,
and I revived. I managed to shove
the dead sou:herner off ine w ith my
shoulder and sit op. Then I under
took to mis my arm an1 pull my cap
brim down over my eyes, as thceuu
was hoi and pitiless. But the arm
would not move, nor would the other
when I tried it, too. Now I remember
ed. The sstue bullet had broken both
just as I was in the act of firing my
own riile. It was the shock that had
thrown me into the daze or stupor from
which I at recoveriug. I sat quite
still fur a little while-and felt my
strength returning. And yet I look
ed at myself in a bewildered way. I
was a strong man, but I was helpless.
What can one do without arms, or
what can he do even if he has arms
and cannot use them Z-
As I meditated I looked again at the
dead Confederate, lying just at my
feet, where I had pushed him when I
rose. Ha had pitched through the
smoke directly against me at the very
moment the bulitt had broken my
arms, and we had fallen together. I
gazed at hiin, having nothing else to
to do. He was young as I, a handsome,
fair-faced ft How, w ith hair as yellow
as straw. -
"I dare say that this Johnny was
quite a decent fellow in life," I said to
He was ly ing on his side, and I could
see no wound on bis face or the upper
part of his body. Perhaps he was shot
on the other side of the Lead, I
thought, and mechanically I under
took to turn him over and see. But
the twinge in my arms warned me
again that I eould not raise them.
Then I put out my foot and gently
pushed him until he lay upon his back.
Hut, to my great surprise, he d:d not
remain there. Instead be opened his
eyes, rose to a sitting posture and look
ed at me. Then I noticed how flue
and frank bis countenance was, de
spite its pallor.
He seemed to be as much surprised
as I w as.
"What were you trj-ing to do, you
Tommy Yank?" he said.
"I was merely seeking to find out
where the bullet that killed you eu
tered, you Johnny Iieb," I replied.
"I'm not dead," he said, "but I
thought sure you were. I saw you go
down just before I felL"
"It's true I went down," I replied
loftily, "but I got up again. I'm net
"No, you are net," he n plied,
thoughtfully, "and as we are both alive,
we are still at war, are we not ?"
"Undoubtedly!" said I, with em
phasis. He mused a moment or two, and his
face bore the appearance of great
thought, out presently he brightened
"Then, if we are still at war," he said,
'you are my prisoner."
"Oh, no," 1 replied; "you have made
a mi.it alee."
"It is you who are my prisoner."
"He looked at me in surprise, but in
a moment or two relapsed again into
deep thought. Then he said:
"I do not see how you can take me a
prisoner. I notice that you have been
shot through both your arms and can
not move them."
"That is quite true," I replied, "but
I foil to see how you can get away from
me. I observe that you have been shot
in both legs, and oa cannot move
I told the exact truth. His wound
was through the legs. He had just
discovered it himself, and was making
painful efforts to rise, but failed utterly.
He uttered a groan of pain.
"Don't try It again," I said, sympa
thetically; "you only hurt yourself."
"I shall not," he replied. "But will
you reach me my canteen over there ?"
I thrust out my arm, and a pain shot
through my shoulder and then through
my bodyt thrilling every uerve. It was
so sharp that I cried out.
"Forgive me, Yank," said the Con
federate. "I forgot that you couldn't
use your arms."
"I forgot, too," I aid, ruefully.
Then we siit still and looked at each
"Perhaps both of us will soon fall
Into the haods of somebody else," he
"No" I replied; "the battle has pass
ed ou aud left us."
It was true. We beard only the
sound of a few distaut shots, li kit faint
echoes. He said nothing, but looked
at me in the manner of one both puz
zled and troubled. Then I noticed
again bow young he was. I gnawed
my mustache, which had begun to de
velop the year before.
'These wounds make one very thirs
ty," he said a minute or two later,
looking longingly at the canteen which
lay in the short grass, its polished tin
sides shining in the sun like silver. I
knew the truth of his words. My own
throat was growingbot and dry. Then
a happy thought occurred to me.
"If I cannot move my arms, I at
least have legs to walk with and kick
with, I said.
I rose, walked over to the canteen,
and, with three judicious kicks, drove
it to the side of the Johnny.
"Oood for you, Yank," ssil, his
face lighting with anticipY. "You
shall have hair, and yours shall be the
first drink too. Kneel down here and
I'll raise it to your lips."
"You go first," I protested.
"Doas I tell you!" he said, sternly.
I saw that he would lake no non-i.-nse,
and so I obeyed. When I knelt
down be raised the canteen to my lips
and turned It up. Net a drop came
out. It was empty. He threw It as
far as be could.
"If there's anything I hate," he said,
"it's an empty canteen on a hot day."
We sat still again, locking at each
other gktomily fora whi'.e. Our wounds
had ceased to bleed, provident nature
formir.g her own bandages of clotted
blood. Our strength increased, and
with it our thirst.
"There's one thing sure, Yauk,"aid
the Johnny, "we must have water."
"I know it as well as you," I replied;
''but I don't see how we are going to
He thought awhile and then pointed
to a hillside about 3t)yards away.
"Don't you see some fallen soldiers
lying over there?" he aked.
'Yts; there are at least five or six," I
"The chances are that half of them
have canteens." he said, "and there is
another chance that of the?e canteens,
half have water in them."
"Maybe I can bring one over here,"
RUing I walked to the hillside on
which the fallen soldiers lay, and there
I found three cauteens. 1 was sure by
their weight against my feet that two
of them contained water. One I could
uot detach from the man who had ow n
ed it, but the other I managed to push
loose. Theu I began to kick it toward
thi southerner. I carried it down the
hillside all right, butjt was necessary
to cross a little ravine, and there that
aggravating canteen lodged iu a cran
ny that seemed to have been made
especially for it. I kicked again and
agaiu, but I could not budge it from
the crauny; I only drove it deeper into
the ground. I grew hot and angry,
and I am afraid I swore. My wounds,
too, began to pain me. The southerner
was watching me, and finally he said:
"Give it up, Yank; you've done your
best Better sit down and ivst or
you'll work yourself into a fever."
I saw that Lis advice was good, and,
walking back, I sat dowu besides him.
He uttered no repproacb, bat I saw his
eyes wandering more than once to the
canteen, which showed just the least
bit through the grass, a patch of tiu
not larger than a silver quarter, shin
ing directly into our eyes as if it would
Untalize us. The day grew hotter.
My thirst burned me, and my eyes, too
wandered to the canteen. At last they
were held by it ; they could not wan
der away. How I longed for the
wattr! I had no doubt that the Con
federate, too, was staring at the can
teen. Then I had another of my hap
"Ileb," I said, "do you think that
you could crawl upon my back ?"
"I do'i't know Yank," he replied,
bis face brightening with comprehen
sion, "but I can try "
I knelt down iu front of him, aud
with my back turned to him. He was
sitting ou the edge of a shallow trench.
"Now clasp your arms tightly
around my neek," I said; "throw your
weight forward and hold ou with all
your might when I get up."
"All right," he replied, "and be
easy because of my legs y ou know."
It was a great effort, as I had lost
strength through my wound, but at
last I managed to stagger to my feet,
with the southerner ou my back. Then
be was able to steady my. shoulders
with his sound arms.
I walked 6lowly and painfully tow
ard the ravine where the can teen lay,
still shining in the most aggravating
way. I thought once that I would
drop with his weight, but I clinched
my teeth aud went on. I tried to avoid
hurting his wounded leus, and he field
on so carefully that he never sent a
tingle twinge through by broken arms.
We reached the canteen, and I put
him down with the greater caution.
Then both of us uttered a deep sigh of
joy and exclaimed together: "At last!"
We sat ou either side of the canteen,
for a moment or two we gloated over
it. He picked it up at length. "It's
full!" he exclaimed, exultingly. "It
must be it's so heavy." Then he
shook it. 4 "Water, water T' he cried
with increasing triumph. Don't you
bear it gurgle ?"
I did hear it, and it was the most de
licious sound that I ever heard in my
He took out the stopper and bent his
parched lips toward the canteen. I
thought be was going to drink, but he
raised bis head again.
"Open your mouth!" he said sternly.
I obeyed, and he poured the water
between my lips and down my throat.
I shall never find any greater delight
in heaven. How delicious it was!
How cool! He must have seen the
pleasure In my eyes, because his own
in sympathy reflected it. He took the
canteen away at last. Then I shut
my teeth firmly.
"I shall not drink another drop," I
said, "until you have swallowed as
nj jch as I have."
He said nothing, but he drank deep
ly, heartily and with the most intense
pleasure. Then I drank again, and,
thus alternating, we divided the con
tents of the canteen. We lay back at
last against the grass, and for a while
"I feel liks a new man," he said.
"I know that I am one," I replied.
As we lay there my eyes wandered '
again to the hillside where the fallen
"Maybe there's a knapsack with food
in it on that bill," I said.
"Maybe so," he replied. "At any
rate I'm getting hungry."-
"So am I," I said. "Get up on my
back again, Reb'."
He climbed up once more, and I car
ried him to the crest of the hill, There
luck was again with us, aud we found
a knapsack with food in it. We ate it
all and felt much strengthened.
"Now, I think that I shall go to
sleep," said the southerner, stretching
himself on his side. He had eaten and
drunk heartily, and in a few minutes
his eyes closed. I lingered longer, but
after a time I, too, went to sleep.
I was awakened by a roaring noise,
and something hot struck me in the
face. It was a cinder, and opening my
eyes, I saw a great sheet of flame. The
dry wood,5et on blaze by the artillery
and rifles, were blazing, and the flam
leaping and crackling, were rushing
down cpon u. The twigs snapped
uader the intense beat liks a rifle fire.
and the sparks in myriads floated off
before the wind. i
The southerner awoke, too, and sat
op. His fac was pale, bet Lis voice
was firm as he said:
"That fire will be on us in five min
utes, Yank. If you go over the hill
you will strike a wide clearing, and be
yond that the creek, which you can
wade. On the olhe.- sul you will be
I locked him steadily in the eye.
"We have eaten together," I sa'idt
"and we have drsr.k tegether, and do
you think that I am going to leave
you? (Jet up on my back again, or I
swear I dou't move."
I knelt dowu and Le climbed
up. The hot breith of the fire was in
our faces, but I fclt strorg now, and,
while the flinis roared behind us and
the sparks flew over us, I walked w ith
him on my back down the hill and
through the clearing and across the
eie.k, and Into a place of safety.
Justice in Solo.
The social system among the Moros
is much more primitive than it is
among the greater pait of the other
Philippine races. A chief, or dato,
ev.nirol a district; he has Lis own par
ticular followers and Lis slaves. Be
sides tlitse he may command all the
men of his own district in time of war.
He also has the right of life and death
over his subjects. For inn'.xace, some
time ago Jjato Jokanine hud occasion
to execute oue of his followers. The
first time he came to his chief and said:
' Oh, great and benevolent dato, I
have gambled away thy money; for
"Very well," said the dato; "see that
it does not happen again."
Ouoe more the retainer came, saj ing:
"Oh, great and benevolent dato, agaiu
have I gambled away thy mouey, and
again 1 beg thee, in thy great mercy,
to forgive me."
"This is the second lime I have for
given thee," xaid Jokanine; "but the
third tlm", I warn thee, thou shall
Yet again the unfortunate mau re
turned without the luouny he had col
lected for the dato.
"Oh, dato," he cried, throwing him
self at the feet of his ch'ef, "I have
sinned again aud taken thy money;
"Cut him down," said the dato to
one of his men-at-arms The man, of
fering no resistance, was cut to pieces
with one of the great knives cf the na
tives. Another story whit h shews well the
authority of the dato over his people is
worth telling. A blacksmith had been
making love in a ;ui?t w-,y to mem
ber of the harem of Dato Jokaniue.
Jokauiue knew of ibis, aud came to
the man's smithy one day. The smith
was just finishing off a large baron?.
"Let me see that kuite," said Joka
nine. Then, running his finger along
the edge, he added: "It seems sharp;
may I try it,"
"Certainly, dato," said the unsus
pecting smith. Without a moment's
hesitation Jokanine raised the kuife
and split the smith to the chin. The
right a master has to kill a slave is
therefore no stronger than that exer
cised by all the datos aud the Sultan
over the life of every mau in Sulu.
The Dead Sea.
Some long current illusion concern
ing the Dead sea are disjielied by Hen
ry Dexter, of the American News com
pany, who went to see its reputed won
ders with his own eyes. In his opin
ion the bed of the sea Is of volcanic
formation. "I too!i a plunge iu the
water to test its qualities. The water
is I should say, a bituminous salt
brine. I was careful not to get the
water in my eyes or on ray huir. I had
been told that nothing could sink In
the Dead Sea, but I found that was un
true, for the reason that if I had not
made an effort to keep on top I would
have gone down. Tbe wateris of a
character that if one bad a cutaneous
disease it would make the flesh smart
fiercely. It was exceptionally refresh
ing, however, on account of the beat.
The water was wonderfully clear, and
you could see down to a depth of twen
ty feet. The water was perhaps a little
more buoyant than ordinary salt water,
but It would not hold me up. It was
sticky, but washed off as freely as any
salt water. One thing I noticed, and
of which I have never been able to get
an explanation, was a small island 6X
feet from shore. This had ou it large
tquare blocks of stone. I have never
been able to ascertain where .these
blocks came from. The theory that
birds cannot fly over the water is un
trae, as I saw lots of birds flying ovtr
it." Collier's Weekly.
Would Not Suffer So Again for Fifty
Times its Price.
I awoke last night with severe pales
in my stomach. I never felt so badly
In all my life. When I came down to
work this morning I felt so weak I
could hardly work. I went to Miller
& McCurdy's drug store and they rec
ommended Chamberlain's Colic, Chol
era and Diarrhoea Remedy. It worked
like magic and one dose fixed me all
right. It certainly is the finest thing
I ever used for stomach trouble. I shall
not be without it in my home here
after, for I shoulu not care to endure
the sufferings of last night for fifty
times its price. J. H. Wilson, Livery
man, Burgettstown, Washington Co.,
Pa. This Remedy is for sale oy all
Ferris Wheel to Become Scrap.
The Ferris wheel of World's Fair
fame will become a candidate for the
scrap heap unless some purchaser soon
appears. For several years it has been
operated as an adjunct to a beer garden
pear Lincoln Park, Chicago, without
profit. The receiver of the unfortunate
enterprise Is unable to secure a renewal
of the ground upon which It Is located,
and the disposal of the wbeel is im
perative. It cost originally $."502,000,
and f 17-5,000 was expended to remove
it t the present resting place.
JUNE G. 11KX).
0ISL LASSOES A LI05.
Young Woman on Texas Ranch Ess
a Thrilling- Experience.
Norma Diorn, a young woman of
Marble Falls, Texas, recently lassoed a
full-grown Mexican lion and dragged
it botue at the heels of her mustarg
"I wouldn't have thrown a rope over
that old lion for a deed to the biggest
ranch in Texas," says Colonel Hall,
the veteran hunter of that region.
It is one of the nerviest exploits in
the history of western cattle queeus
and women who hunt in game f re
serves. The Southern Texas Cuttle
Association ha presented Miss Dioru
with a gold-mounted revolver and has
sent to the City of Mexico for the finest
side-saddle that money can buy to pre
sent to "the grittiest girl on a Texas
Old John Dirrn, as he is called, owns
a large ranch and several thousand
head of cattle. located ou the western
plains of Texas, alout the headwaters
of the tributaries of the tltiaJsloupe.
He has three hambioiiie daughters who
have been locking after his herds for
several years. It has been the boast of
these girls that no mustang has ever
been able to shake one of them from
bis back. " They are all fearless riders
aud few trained cowboys can hurl a
lariat with the unfailing precision of
any one of this trio of pretty girls.
Since the death of an only brother-
Julius Diorn, who was killed by cattle
thieves a few years ago these fearless
young women have ridden after their
cattle, repaired windmills, killed wolv,s
aud frequently branded calves, doing
the work perhaps better than it would
have been done if entrusted to hired
They are all good shots, and it is sel
dom that ODe of them sets out to galhp
over the range w ithout Laving a Win
chester or a revolver lashed to her
One Sunday morning not long ago
Norma, the oldest cf tlie three, started
out on ber pony to "ride" the wire
fence of a small pasture a couple of
miles from the house. "Riding a wire
fence" is making a tour of inspection
to see that the wires are all up aud the
posts solid. As the girl started out she
swung the belt of her Winchester over
the gste post, remarking that she was
not going far and wouldn't need a gun.
She was hrrdly out of sight before an
immense Mexican lion sprang out in
the road in front of th! pony. The
last gave a few loud roars, and then
disappeared in the direction of a small
bunch of cows and calves.
"I was thankful enough that he did
not tteinpt to make a meal otl of me,"
said Miss Diorn; "and that would have
Uia the end of our acquaintance if he
had not started out to chase a white
cow that is a pet on the ranch."
t.artiug her pony at full speed and
yelling at the lion as if the possessed
the power in her voice to paralyze ail
wild least, she rode straight toward
the terror-stricken cattle, coming up
with them just as the lion sprang upon
the neck of a calf, crushing it to the
The old cows instantly charged the
lion, and the mother of the calf gave
him such an ugly thrust with her
sharp horns that he was forced to re
linquish bis hold on his prey. The
sight of the trembling, frightened little
calf aroused the girl's ire, and, swing
ing her rope over her head, she rode at
the lion, threatening to tar him to
pieces if he did not let her cattle alone.
Doubtless expecting that the report
of a guu and the sting of a bullet would
follow such awful threats, the lion
started toward old Mexico as if he had
suddenly remembered some iniportaut
engagement, "Observing that I had
him on the run," says Miss Diorn, "I
concluded to scare the ug!y brute out
of the country."
Summoning all the strength of her
lungs, the girl screamed at the lion and
urged her pony after him. The beast
frequently looked back and snarled
threateningly, but be failed to find
courage enough to effer battle. Sud
denly it oe-curred to the girl that there
was no reason w hy she could not choke
tbe lion to death. An attempt was
worth making, for this one monster
was capable of destroying a hundred
young calves and yearlings in a single
Suiting her actions to her thoughts,
she swung her lariat over her head,
and as tbe trained pony sprang for
ward at his greatest speed, she sent the
rope hissing through the air and drop
ped the noose with certain precision
about the liou's neck. The pony in
stantly braced himself on his haunch
es, digging his forefeet in the ground,
and the lion turned a somersault, strik.
tig the earth with his head toward his
pursuer. The girl hoped that she had
broken the toast's neck, but he was
only badly stunDed, and the pain that
he suffered seemed to increase bis rage
ami courage. Crouching and emitting
a roar, he sprang Into the air with all
his strength, expecting to land on the
pony's neck and tear his pursuers into
fragments. Tbe agile little horse
turned just in time to feel the claws of
tbe lion grazing bis haunches.
All western horses entertain a horror
of these Hons, for one of their tricks is
to lie in ambush upon a limb of a tree
near where the horses are in the habit
of drinking. From these hiding places
they fall upon young colts and devour
them. The Texas pony knows the
Mexican lion, and be fears him more
than all other enemies.
So, instantly, as the lion sprang for
ward, the pouy began to run. The
rope was tene, and if she had wished
to do it tbe girl could not have unfast
ened the lariat from the saddle horn.
Moreover, she knew the chances were
that if the lion was released in its state
of rage, be would tear the pony and
herself to bite
Realizing that her lifedepeuded upon
the strength and speed of her pony, hes
leaned forward and urged her fright
ened mustang to do his best
She reached the ranch gate at her
home just as her sisters, accompanied
by two young men of tbe neighbor
hood, were about to pass through it on
their way to church.
"There, now!" she shouted. "I have
icpsd and dragged a lion to death." 1
ti J El fl
Her speech of triumph vas cut short
by a warning scream frcm one of her
sisters, who noticed that the lion was
about to regain his feet and renew the
battle. Oue of the Texans sent a bulitt
through the mouster's brain audeuded
When the cattlemeu's association
hetrdof the exploit they arranged to
buy the handmest testimonials they
could think of a giM-uiouuted revol
ver and a Mexican side-saddle. Chi
cago Iuter Ovean.
How many waists one sees made up
with what is known as handkerchief
drapery, most becoming to tbe girl
with ill-developed chest The drapery
comes from the shoulder and about the
aruihoL, whence it spreads something
like a bolero. The fullness is draped
on the chest exactly iu the middle, aud
apparently tied there with a neat bow
knrt. This is not the case, however,
as. the drapery Is stitched in pleats at
thet-Ld. Both ends hook together in
the middle of the waist, and the bow
is made separately and stitched firmly
on afterward, to conceal the pSce
where the hooks and eyes meet. The
amount of fullness in handkerchief
drapi ; ry is carefully reguhited to make
the tiest effect. A thin woman should
have profuse drapery to couceal the
meagre outline of her breast ratter
development wil require less fullness.
Alas for the sister witu erubonpoiiit.
She is not allowed by her dressmaker
to wear the pretty "handkerchief dra
pery." ThiJU used In wash niaterali
as well as in woolen or silk goods-
Bricks of Sawdust
In Austria a new method of utilizing
sawdust has been invented and seems
to promise admirable results. At the
sawmills of Joseph Fial'a the experi
ment has beeu tried of making briqu
ettes of the sawdust for domestic heat
ing purposes. The dust is heated to
dryness and then to the point where
the tarry elements begin to exude.
These are used as the consolidating
matter, the hot sawdust passing on
stearu-Leated taWes to a press which
fcrms it into briquettes, five by time
by oue and one-quarter inches, weigh
ing about one-half pound. It Is said
that they give four perceut of ash aud
that their heating power is equivalent
to that cf lignite. The press makes 1
bricks per minute, and with ""0 days
of work produces tf.OUO.O') briquettes
per year. The experiment has shown
that the cost of manufacture is M cents
per thousand, while the selling price is
one dollar per thousand.
Salubrious St Helena.
From the health point of view prob
ably no place in the world, says the
Loudon Polyclinic, could to found
more suitable than St Heleta for the
confinement of our prisoners of war.
There is not ou the whole island an ic
salubrious spot The temperature is
remarkably equable, ami, although the
island is so much nearer the equator
than is the Cape, it is yet very much
cooler. The wiuters are much warmer
than those of Eugland, but the sum
mer heat is rarely so great. The whole
island is much above the level of the
sea, aud always breery. Tbe water
supply is excellent, and al.nost ail
kinds of European fruit aud vegetables
Last fall I sprained my left hip while
handling some heavy boxes. The
d.K'tor I called ou said at first it was a
slight strain aud would soon bo well,
but it grew worse and the doctor
theu said I had rheumatism. It con
tinued to grow worse and I could hard
ly get arouud to work. I went to a
drug store and the druggist recom
mended me to try Chamberlain's Pain
Balm. I tried it and one-half of a ";0
cent bottle cured me entirely. I now
recommend it to all my friends F.
A. Bacih-k, Erie, Pa. It is for sale
by all druggists.
"You look worried," said the com
positor. "I should say!" exclaimed
the country editor; "there's the devil
to pay!" Aud as that useful mechanic
insisted ou his wage, and there was
absolutely no iuouey in the shop, the
situation was quite ns bad as the late
Ueneral Sherman's estimate of war.
A Card of Thanks.
I wish to say that I fel under lasting
obligations for what Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy has done for our fami
ly. We have used it in so many cases
of coughs, lung troubles and w loop
ing cough, and it has always given the
most perfect satisfaction, we fee! great
ly indebted to the manfacturers of this
remedy and wish them to pi ea-e ac
cept our hearty thank. R -spectfully,
Mrs. 8. Doty, Dos Moines, Iowa. For
sale by all druggists.
Ancient Places of Worship.
Some of the wooden churches of
Norway are fully TOO years old, aud are
in an excellent state of preservation.
Their timtors have successfully resist
ed the frosty and almost Arctic winters
because they have been repeat by coated
A Long-Lived People.
Ardnamurchan, on the west coast of
Scotland, is a great place for longevity.
Within SO years many of the inhabit
ants have been cut off at varying ripe
ages to:.ween 100 and Hi
Is the first law of Nature." For this
reason everyone who is Ul desires to
become well. Those who have impure
or impoverished blood turn to Hood's
Sarsaparills, because they know it will
enrich and purify their blood and give
them good health. To take this medi
cine on the first appearance of impure
blood is an important step toward self
Hood's Pills cure sick headache, in
digestion. The Modern Glove.
Tlie modern kid glove goes through
tbe bands of 23-5 workmen before it is
WHOLE XO. 251i.
FAR2C SEWS A3 3 VIEWS.
Phiia-lr'r hia Record.
The treatment of rUUf gov-rus their
prodj -t to a certain extent A milker
requires difftfe't management from a
beef animal, as sii U exp cted to per
form a special service daily, and is,
therefore, a different creature, whose
disposition is a matter to be considered.
Tbe calf mu.-t to taught from the start
that every rson cn the farm is its
friend, and it should grow cp without
fear of blows and scoldings. Kind
ness will mke it a eow that will have
no vievss and it will be easier aud more
quickly milked because it will have no
cause to show opposition. The first
year with a joung CTw will largely
icf!uen"e her us-filuess afterwards.
She should to milked up to within a
few w eeks of hr second calving, even
if but little mi'k to obtained, as she
wid to likely to givr more milk after
calving, and bold out ever a longer
milking period, thu forming a hat-it
The heifer shocM be accustomed to
regular hour of iv.i'king and feeding,
which she will soon learn, and will
consequently save la tor by coming up
promptly at the proper time. It is im
portant, however, whep raising a calf,
b have it well bred, a then much will
to" known c f it before it is matured, as
each bred has its characteristics.
The advantages of plowing under a
green crop compared with the use of
fertilizers, is that when the land is eov
ered tLere is a formation of humps.
Rotation f erops aud green manuring
is manuriug the soil a thoroughly as
with the barnyard material, but tbe
practice should to permanent Fer
tilizers give quicker results, but green
mauuring w iL to less expensive. Cow
peas grow quickly aud will alwsys re
turn to the soil more than their cost
Crimson clover, if sowed iu August and
plowed under in May, will to a valu
able crop at a small cost
BreodiGg saves time. A calf that
will in three years, with thesanie feed
and care, make as heavy and valuable
a steer or heifer as another calf w ill in
four year, is worth more than the one
of slower growth, because there is a
year's saving of food, while the differ
ence iu the ages aud value may to tl e
difference between profit aud loss. The
same applies to the heifir iutcu led for
the dairy. If sho is well bred sh will
gn ovtr an inferior one in the quan
tity of ruilk acd butter produced.
The hog j reduces more manure than
is credited to if, aud this mau u re
should to incluiied iu the receipts when
esiimatitig pruti:. The hog pen is an
excvlleut place for the working up of
ctmrse materials, and some fanners
keep the pen well filed with such for
that jurpose. The jvns should be kepi
clean by always having an at andanoe
of dry material on the tfjor when the
lUMiure is removed.
Theplau:ir5 of waste land to trees
for timber is receiving more attention
than formerly. Farmers who planted
trees tweuty years ago now fliid thai
Iht-y then made good investments. It
is claimed that cherry and Lickorj
trees require alxmt thirty years before
they are valuable as timber; maple
trees twenty years, and black walnut
riftien years. A black walnut tree i
said to attaiu from twelve to fifteen
inches in diameter iu fifteen years from
The lacd for late potatoes should to
plowed deep and harrowed fine. The
land should never to allowed to form a
crust before the plants are up. Run a
barrow over the field, both tofore aud
after the potatoes are up. The sctd
may to planted about five inches deep
and given level culture lustcad of hill
ing. Clover sod land is excelleut for
potatoes, and to avoid disease it !s tost
not to plant potatoes on the same land
twice iu suevession. FrequeQt aud
shallow cultivation rather than deep
should to given.
The season for mowing will came
farmers to be busy, and it seems that
jud as this work is to to hurried some
aeddent occurs. This does not always
h.tppeo, but many such drawback
might to avoided if fields were cleared
of stones, sticks and other obstructions
to the machine before the grass is too
high to see them. An Injury to a
mower knife may cause costly delay.
Broom corn is scarce and high. The
main crop ii grown in Illinois. The
brush is the saleable portion, but some
farmers also value the seed as .an Im
portant crop. The labor required for
brooni corn is about the same as for
Where the cool nights of May have
caused such tender plants as lima beans
to come up sparingly and also have a
yellow color, the best thing to do Is to
plant seed In all the vacant spaces, and
the probability is that the later plants
will overtake the earlier ones, due to
warmer weather and more favorable
I-ess difficulty would be experienced
with sheep if they were taught to come
iuto the baruyard every night and to
protected from storms. A trough in
which salt has been sprinkled, with
hay in racks, will get them into the
habit of expecting such, and they will
not be slow iu showing that they are
willing to accept of the delicacies. As
a rule, sheep graze la the cool of the
day, sometimes traveling over a dis
tance of ground, but they will always
appear regularly for salt or a mess of
hay or ground oats.
Can't be perfect without pure blood.
Burdock Blood Bitters makes pure
blood. Tones and invigorates the
Pets Taxed in Austria.
Every animal kpt by man excepting
the cat is taxed in Austria, and now
there is a proposal to tax pussy.
The air is so clear In Zuland that ol
ject seven mil a-V-iy aa be dlstinc
ly seen by starlight
Tisn't safe to be a day without Dr.
Thorna Ev'lectria Oil In the house.
Never can tell what moment an acci
dent Is goiug to happen.
Ho that is good for making excuses
is seldom good for anything else.
B I. 1 a ax a Klkan lk DM.
"The part uf wssi'.oia Is jt to drop
one's ttsk x- earir. dov. to to la
taste t retire from jn-sts of ludueocs
I aud dutT." writes Marcsm.-t K. SaoiS-
snr In Tie Ladies Hocss Journal.
"losousIblT- tti jv!u;. with a certain
tmeviisvtetts arroiratH , elbow tbe oIJ
out vf the Stay aal uoooMt.j? tlie
j!u---s in eery prvi" stu ami bmuru
vt bt.:ics. Vt t!.- Jw.i:: are U1
(tonercd wit" e.vv ricitce. nor h.t
they tue r;;er Jud-r.iieut vf ujiiiniv.
I'-iil t;.f.v ! Lute !dt ae tuts uftcu
K-!t euiliusiasiu. set." o-ui k-uoe au l
plu k. OKI Ja'', te are oiuetiuies wut
vf touch with the prvM-ui ui They
hat ceas-d to to receptive; tliej' have
Crow a mentally inhospitable and Inert
Is there, however, tbe slightest reason,
why a woman should rust eut throush
mere iDuoKiu-e to-fore ste has done t!i
full measure of service required by her
Master for tie time la whieh stie Uvea?
As a toachec. a- aa artist as a hou?
distres aud uioluir. Ui wliatever tt-.Ll
you are. my friend, do iwt withdraw
front active duty uo sooa. There Is
need at the frvut tn the woman of
warm heart and traiued capacity for
affairs. anJ her are Is ef Litis conse
quence If siie Is equal ta Lef work.
There never wis a time w ben ti Jvu.;
nient of nsature aire was more needed
than it is today.
Tl laartaae. t Br.akfa.t-
SalI.e Joy White contributes t The
We:t.au's Home 1'ompautou au essen
tially practical article on "Tlie V- ,.ai
fast Hour, la the course of vvhicj the
"A teacher in eue ef the tnye cirv
scheols says that If any cf her pupil
complain of headache durtag the' morn
ing or are peevish aud hard to get
along with ttie first question she asks
is If a proper breakfast has Kva eatex
If she t',nds It has uot. slie sends t!:e
pupil for a luucheon. S'.io also advise
the mothers Ct tor pi'i)i!s tUat wUea a
child shows little disposition fr break
fast the mother should see that it i
supplied with a lunchcoa to carry tt
school to eat al tlie recess period. I
dou't knotr how many to'.ssekeepors I
have heard say that tUe meal they
most dreaded was breakfast. They
kucw what tv have for dinner an 1
could get up a i:;Iufy tea or appet;ri:'.c
luncheon, but ttn-y never knew wh.it
to c t f r breakfast. 1 always think
fr-.r-se hottsckecjier either must hate
very !:t:!e originality or mt'st to tv
hi iolent or hi.hTcrcrit M tli'iiT thin- t
out There may he Just a much va
riety la tue breakfast as iu any other
We have little sympathy with the to
Cummca d sparaeiueut of the wot'icr-lu-Ul'.v.
Ttere a;e nelle and helpful
or.es a well i these of a less tolerable
sort h'o many bus!au!s have plenty
of rcaseus for gr&ttude to their uiot-ers-ia-Liw
t';at the common gibiug cf
thciu appears inane when it Is not
crueL Nevertheless, xve dout't not
there are mauy busL-auds who will
hail wtih deii.itit the decision cf Jude
Jeuks of the supreme court of Itrook
lyu that a tins baud cannot to compel
led to supjMrt Lis ife If she ref;ae'S
to live wiiu hiiu without her mother.
The acticu was one lu w hich a hus
band sued for separation. He said that
he was willing to Tve with his wife,
but not w ith her mother, who poisoned
the w ife's uiiud against hiin aud tuade
his life a "waking uightiuare." The
wife claimed alimony aud counsel fee
pending the suit, aud the Jud.ce refused
them, saying that her husband could
cot le couuelIcd to support her if she
refused to live with him aud that he
was uot eini;el'cd to take her mother
with her. Boston Herald.
r l.OT.ra la r'laarrr Howl.
Flowers lu linger bowls are the latest
of fashionable fads. The credit for
this ncveliy teloug to the Japanese,
who are noted for dtiuiug beautiful
things. They have pr-.-pared little
pieces of wood, which, wheu thrown Iu
to water, ex; and Into odd nower.i,
which they call "water flowers." The
wkk1 Is painted In all sorts of pretty
colors and is cut Into little stick. The
sticks are uot thrown Iuto the water
uutil cfttr the tiager bowls have been
placed to' fore the guests. It Is quite
interesting to watch the little splinter
expand Into tlowr. Some of the pret
tiest of the sticks arc those which form
chrysanthemums, aud these are favor
ed most by the Japanese because the
chrysanthemum is their national Cow
er. Detroit Free Press.
Miss Nellie Miles Is probably th.-only
woman ia the I'uitcd States who i!N
rects aud manages a full military haiiil,
and her appearance at the Paris exhi
bition will to one of Its not least at
tractive features. Miss Miles, who I a
cousin of tleueral Nelson A. Miles, a
sttuies a military costume, aud all the
uieuitiers of her band aie men. She
was born at IVxhy Heath while her
mother was on a visit to England an I
comes of a musical family. Her tratid
father, Charles Cook, played for many
years in the (Jrenadier guards' baiiil.
ber mother was a famous plauist. ami
her cousin. Sir Hubert William Wyuee.
is a umsiclan as well as an artist.
Newcastle (.England) Chronicle.
It Is a great mistake to supase that
a tight glove makes the baud appear
smaller. On the coutrary. it teuds to
give the Impression that the hand is
larger than it really Is aud is being
compressed unduly to make up for It.
A comparatively loose clove which
docs not squeeze the hand out of stta-ie
gives It an aspect of greater delicacy
and is always In better taste.
Gloves are a-aia much wr'uUIcd up
on the arm in mousquetalre style, a
style always artistic and very liccoiu
Ing to slender arms. Some of the nc.v
eveuini shades are very totiutiftil.
There Is a soft pink, delicate and yet
not glaring: a subdued pade yellow and
a beautiful t'.xll. greenish blue.
In til. Snlrn.
A fiat dweller returned home the Oth
er Thursday afterutou to tiud under
her door a CJrd. "Miss Mary X. Chis
nolin." "Who can she to aad what did sho
want:" speculated the flat dweller to
herself. "I don't know any Miss Mar7
X. Chi:-hoI:;i." The mystery remained
unsolved unt'l the return of the flat
dweller's negro maid from her "after
noon out." "She am a lady frea rf
mine," explained the mal l, grinning ut
the card, which in engraving aud all
other respect vcas Irreproachable.
"She lef" her cyard under de do' when
she finu I wns trnt ter home, same as
yo lady frea's." New York Sun.
A Letter to tbe faadlJat..
V nre porinrited to give a copy of a
letter received by a Georgia candidate:
r r Sir in Fira-ll-ria that yoa aur In th
Rail-? hr o.'fj I want to know if jruu wuuiJ cu
f.r Ihr tit of ikt St-ttl. nwnt. As 1 r-s. so ft)
that V.at. Th Sr-il.m.-nt Sir br m.
what I UiU "rm to tf tiwy . !t is a whits
aaJ cu!knsl vest mnrl. but it IS a intrUergrnt i
.it. if I ii y it J!r.'f.. II ill oa that kin
nsU, rii n J muni If you wants tiat mat. let
ta k-i. . If Juu Jib t wast Uiat rust, 1 kaow
Atlanta Constitution. :
When a man has a day to himself,
he cau't recall any of the things be
Ion get 1 to do when he was besy. Atch
Good fortune sometimes comes to US
ia a very shabby looking carriage.
Tom say Atkins Bay. III. Cofllsv.
. Wheu Tommy Atkins arrives in In
dia, be has one rupee per month stop
ped out of his pay until 13 rupees have
been collected for a cothn. This 13 ru
pees is Invested In the regimental soda
water machine, aud should he die the
machine provides him with a coffin
and buries "Biui decently, but should he
survive when he leaves India he re
ceives back his 13 rupees and Lis
thare of the profits of soda water.
New York World.