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I like the ADglo-Saxon speech.
With its direct revealing ;
fl lakec a held and seems to reach
Way down into your feelings.
That aoruB filks dttm it rude I know,
A nd thercfure they abnae it j
But I have never found it so
Eefore all eU I choose It.
I don't otject that men should air
The Gallic they have paid for.
With "Ao revoir," "Adiea, tua ehere,"
For that's what French was made for.
Put when a crony takes your band
- At panicK to address you, .
He drops all foreign lingo and
He says, "Good-bye God bless yon."
This seems to me a sacred phraae.
With reverence impassioned
A thing oouie down from righteous days,
Quaintly but nobly fashioned.
It well Incomes ao bonwt face,
A voice that's round and cheerful ;
It fctays the sturdy In his place,
And cx llits the weak and fearful.
Into tbe porcuos of the ear.
It steals with subtile unction.
And in your heart of hearts appear
To work its gracious function
And all day long with pleasing song
It lingers to carets you,
I'm sure no buiuan heart goes wrong
That's told, "Good-bye (iod blena you."
- EXEMYS LINE.
Sergt. "Teddy" VVilkins was lying on
bis breast behind a heap of earth list
euing to tbe zip of Mauser bullets over
Lis head. The Spanish picket line was
sheltered by a group of trees not far
away, and occanionally a guerrilla
sharpshooter sent a message of defnoee
from the high branches.
The sergeant belonged to a New
York regiment which had hurried to
the front almost before Congress had
officially declared that the United
States was at war with the proud old
laud which has taken the trouble to
Three or four of the guerrillas had
droped from the trees and the Span
ish stragglers had been driven back
toward Santiago by a rattliug fi-e from
the BpringSeld rifles of the voluuur.
The weather was entirely too hot to
follow up an advantage gained over a
ew rice-fed conscripts, and Company
K was resting a bit and wondering if
the commissary department would call
upon them that day.
"Teddy" Wilkins was smoking the
artistically colored meerschaum which
he had brought from home. There
had been no tobacco in tbe rich brown
boal for days, and the sergeant was
contentedly pulling at some of the
dried grass of the country.
"Hello!" exclaimed De Jones. "Here
they come to our pink tea! I wonder
how they fojnd out we were receiving
this afternoon. Get out the Bostou
wafers, Sarg., and I'll hunt up the
"They" proved to be a slender young
woman, who walked with a springy
step, and an elderly woman who was
anything but sylphlike, who seemed to j
roll along the brown earth. There was
a look of terror in the eyes of both of
them. They advanced toward the
American soldiers and held their hands
above their heads.
"Mercy, mercy, senor!" cried the
girl in broken English.
"Tell them to sit down on tbe sofa i
and make themselves at home," sug
gested De Jones. The young one Is
rather good looking, at that."
Sergt. Theodore Wilkins, of Com
pany K, bent his stiffened limbs, ad
justed his cartridge belt, aud went to
meet the new comers.
"We beg protection," said the youngs
er woman. "We nave come rrom ine
the city, and we beg to be spared by
the chivalry of los Americanos."
Wilkins, who remembered somewhat
of his Ollendorf, attempted to say some
thing in Spauish which he meant to be
reassuring. The girl shock her head
and a puzzled expression came into her
"Do Dot peak Spanish more, senor,"
she said. "I know the English very
well. I weut to school in Connecti
cut." Whereupon the men who had been
engaged in the gentle occupation of ex
changing compliments with Spanish
foemen burst into an uproarious guffaw,
to the great annoyance of Sergt. Theo
"That Spanish of yours is great,"
suggested the corporal.
A lieutenant came up just then. The
two women said that they bad just
come from beleaguered Santiago in
order thai they might escape death in
the bonilardment which was sure to
come. Tbe lieutenant told them that
they need fear no danger, "los Ameri
canos" did not make war upon women
aDd children. He ordered Sergt. Wilk
ins and a guard of two men to escort
the visitors out of barm's way.
Teddy Wilkins was young. He was
so youthful that he had had bard work
in getting into the regiment when be
enlisted about a year before. He had
been educated in a mi.itary school,
and the mechanism of drill seemed a
second nature to him.
He reniemlered as he escorted tbe
refugees through the chaparral thnt
there was a situation in a grand opera
which was not so very different from
the one in which he found himself.
He wondered if Carmen were as beau
tiful as the Cuban girl who picked her
way among tbe fallen branches and
the stones which lay in their pathway.
Tben he tried to convince himself that
he knew a girl in Harlem who was far
more so. The more he advanced this
oronuoition. to himself, the more he
was convinced that it was uttcriy on
tenable. "Snor," said the girl "you are kind.
You are our valiant knight."
Teddy WUkins'a youth often caused
him to speak hastily. He glanced at
the young woman's mother and, being
convinced by her look of entire stolid!
ty that the dueuna did not understand
English, be replied, in a low and sup.
posedlv teisder voice, "I wish that
you would say 'my' Instead of 'our,'
seuorita. I should be happy if jru
The you rig woman laughed and tben
"Ab, senor," 6he said, "I have lea
those behind who are dear to me, I
think only of being reunited to them."
SOMERSET, PA., WEDNESDAY,
"Let me go ir. search of them," ex
claimed the young sergeant. "I will
go everywhere to fiod them, in order
to win even one smile from you."
"Senor," responded the young wo
man, ''there Ls nothing in our Spanish
tongue to describe) otie so noble. . You
are indeed a Sir Galahad. They came
with us and were frightened from us.
I have no doubt that they have suc
ceeded in also placing themselves in
the protection of los Amercaaos. Such
is my earnest hope."
Tbe girl stepped back la a coquettish
way so that the young sergeant might
walk beside her. The more he talked
with her, the mrre he was convinced
that she was hiding a great sorrow.
There were lines in ths classical fore
head which showed that the young
woman was. more worried about the
safety of those whom she left behind
than she would tell even the sympa
Sergt. Wilkins, as he walked along,
felt a violent attack of jealousy.
"Your sweetheart, perhaps?" he
suggested. The .l shook her bead.
"Alas, senor," i be said, "not so. If
it were a few years ago I could truth
fully answer yes."
Tbe sergeant was sorry, but at last
they reached the rear. The young wo
man and her mother were taken under
the protection of a branch of the Red
Cross. The sergeant remained near
them as long as he could, and then re
luctantly started back to the front.
"Perhaps we will meet again," said
the girl, just before be went away.
"You give me great hope," replied
Teddy Wilkins. Tf I can ever be of
service to you, no matter where you
may be, you must let me know."
The girl smiled and said that she
would never forget hlui. The young
sergeant touched his cap and with one
last, lingering glance he went his way.
He wis so preoccupied on the way
back that the soldiers with him ex
changed sly wiuks and assumed ex
pressions Intended to be exceedingly
Sergt. Theodore Wilkins found little
time that night to think of the fair
seuorita. The Spaniards advanced
and It took all the vigor of the exhaust
ed volunteers to bold them in check.
Yet, even when the Mausers filled the
air with weird songs there came to Ted
dy Wilkins tbe vision of a face framed
in dark hair and the sound of a voice
which was musical and low.
Days of hard fighting followed, and
when it was all over Sergt. Theodore
Wilkins went In search of her who had
called him a Sir Galahad. He found
her, too, within the protection of the
American lines, sheltered by the lied
Cross, and happy because she bad been
reunited with her own her husband
and her four children. 2ew iork
In buying white linen for "drawn
work" the round-thread linen is prefer
able to that having flat threads, as the
round threads are more easily dra wn.
One of the best uses to which one can
put the crochet laces of linen and cot
ton thread that many women are so
fond of making is to edge a linen bed
spread. The linen imported for these
spreads is two yards wide and very
close aud firm. The spreads are either
embroidered in au all over pattern,
powdered with some design, or deco
rated with a wide border done in color
ed linen threads.
To warm over gems and rolls dip
them in cold water for an instant.
Drop them into a paper bag, twist the
top together to exclude the air, and
put them into a hot oven for five or
Do not put a carpet on a dining-room
floor. It holds dust and grease, aDd
is impossible to keep clean and sweet.
A bare floor with a rug under the table
is tbe most sensible and fashionable
Tbe juice from a can of fruit if not
needed when the fruit is served, may
be used later as a foundation for a jelly.
If the syrup is as rich as it should be it
wili aland au equal amount of water.
When thus diluted it is sweetened to
taste, and used with dissolved gelatine
in the proportion of litll over a half a
box to every quart. Pear syrup Is im
proved by heating with it a bit of
ginger root, and peach syrup has a
better flavor if a few blanched almonds
mi . . U
are tnrown in. Anese neeu not ue
taken out when the jelly is strained.
Often the fruit from a can is used for
pudding, fritters, or with whipped
cream, and tbe juice is left unutilized.
Even a very little of it left over should
never be thrown away. If sandwiches
are to be prepared for schoolchildren,
fruit Juice will be found very useful In
moistening auy sort of sweet filling.
A good appetite
Is essential to good health.
Hood's Sarsaparilla- creates an
Appetite, tones and
Strengthens the stomach,
And quilds up the whole system.
It relieves that tired feeling, and by
purifying and enriching the blood, it
nrooiDtlv and permanently cures all
scrofula eruptions, boils, humors, pim
ples aud sores ; strengthens the nerves,
and trives sweet, rtfreshlne sleep. No
other medicine has taken sucn bold
upon the confidence of the people as
Hood's Sarsaparilla, and its record of
great cures is unequalled by any other
preparation. You may take Hood's
Sarsaparilla with the utmost confidence
that it will do you good.
It is believed that no part of Captain
Oberlin M. Carter's punishment will
be harder to bear than the wearing of
prison garb at Leavenworth. A more
fastidious dresser never lived. Duriug
bis stay at Savannah he had all his
civilian clothes made in London, and a
leading New York haberdasher used to
send him at times a trunk full of
cravats, gloves, collars, etc., from which
to make selections.
If you have catarrh, rheumatism, or
dyspepsia, take Hood's Sarsaparilla
aud bd cured as thousands of others
Lemon juice, oranges, strawberries
grapes, pears and apples are reconi
mended by good authorities In the
! medical profession for rheumatism
Lemon juice is one of the best cures..
Victims of Lightning.
The facts collected by the Weather
Bureau show that the loss of life by
lightuiog in this country last year was
greater than in any year since statistics
began to be collected. Five hundred
and sixty-two persons were killed in
stantly or suffered Injuries from which
death soon resulted, and 820 persons
were injured, maoy of them suffering
from physical shock, others from pain
ful burns, and others from temporary
paralysis of some part of tbe body. The
rcost common form of injury resulting
f.om lightning seems to be the paraly
sis of the arhus or iegs.
In Professor Henry's report on the
casualties of the year, he says there
were some remaikable eecapes from
death. In some cases tbe clothing of
the person struck was set on fire and
the body was ecarred or burned; how
ever.Jcomplete recovery followed. It
is not easy to explain how these per
sons escaped death, and there is still
much uncertainty as to the maximum
voltage that can be applied to the hu
man body without fatal results.
In some cases of death the body of
the person struck showed no external
marks of the discharge, aud death
seems to have resulted from complete
collapse of the cellular tissues. In
many cases, however, the cause of
death was made apparent by the dis
coloration and burning of various parts
of the body. Oue singular ca.e was
that of two brothers who were killed
while driving together in a dog-c&rt.
They were found lying side by side on
the road, just as they had fallen out of
the Jack of the vehicle. Tbe elder
brother had no external sign of injury.
The skin of tbe younger brother was
burned in a number of small circular
holes over the chest and abdomen, aud
the back was burned from the neck to
the hips. The metallic collar stud was
fused and the skin beneath it was
deeply burned. The waistcoat and
shirt were charred, but the coat was
uninjured. No sign of disturbance of
tbe ground could be seen.
It is usually supposed that the dam
age is doue by a single bolt, but it is
often difficult to explain the casualties
on this theory. Thus, in one case latt
year a span of horses attached to a
wagon and a mail in the rear of the
wagon were killed, while tbe driver,
who was sitting between the horses and
the man, was not seriously hurt. This
case, and others of a similur nature,
seem to confirm the belief that not one
but a number of discharges may reach
the earth within a comparatively small
radius, inside which there may be
small areas of safety. Photographs cf
the so-called ribbon flashes show that
at times the discharge is from thirty to
forty feet wide air the surface of the
earth. There a jpear to be narrow
Iaiiea iihlu thesu uruad paths that are
free from violent disturbance. A per
son standing in one oi inese lanes
might escape serious injury, while oth
ers near by might be killed.
The greatest number of fatalities 15
per cent. occurreu in me open; uie
next greafest number 34 per cent.
occurred in houses; 11 per cent, occur
red under trees, and the least of all 9
per cent in barns.
A dozen persons, mostly women,
were killed either while taking clothes
from wire Hues or while near the lines
during a thunderstorm. It is well
known that in the cities many wire
clothes lines are extended between the
dwellings ar. l trees or the back fence.
Professor Henry says this is a source
of danger and that wires should never
connect a house with a neighboring
tree. If wire is used at all, it should
not be stretched within fifty feet of a
dwelling house. Here are some pre
cautions that are recommended duriug
thunderstorms. Persons in a house
should avoid chimneys and open win
dows. The safest place is probably the
middle of the room. I a the open, per
sons should never seek the shelter of
trees. Wire fences and livestock
should be avoided. If on horseback,
it is wise to dismount and wait until
the storm passes away.
In one case last year five persons
were killed by a single stroke of light
ning. There was also one case of four
deaths from a single stroke, two cases
of three deaths and several cases of two
The greatest number of fatalities oc
curred in Pennsylvania, where there
were fifty-six deaths; and there were
forty-oue in Illinois.
In both those States there was an
exceptionally large number of fatali
ties in the month of May. In the
whole country, however, the largest
number of casualties occurred in June,
July and August. December was tbe
only month without a casualty, though
only two persons were killed in Octo
ber, four in Novomber, three in Janu
ary and one in February. The statis
tics of 181AS and ltfJO show that the
number of fatalities by lightning in
any region is by no means in propor
tion to the number of thunderstorm
days. In Pennsylvania, for example,
where the increase in deaths in ISO!)
over 1S9S was about 140 per cent, there
were fewer thunderstorm days in 1S09
than in 1S93. New York Sun.
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President McKinley has accepted an
Invitation to attend the reunion aud
banqcet of the "Iron Brigade of the
Army of the Potomac," to be held in
Chicago August 27. General Edward
8. Bragg, the last living commander
of the brigade, will be present
JUNE 18. 11)00.
Speakin j of People.
A memorial to the late Archibald
Forbes, the war correspondent and au
thor, has been presented by his widow
to the University of Aberdeen. It is a
large bronze crona with an inscription
and will Btand in the chapel.
Oue of tbe first alienists to sit in the
Hou of Commons Is Sir J. B. Duke,
who has just been elected to represent
Ediuburgand S' Andrew's Universi
ties. He is of th Opposition and one
of the greatest living authorities on
Capt. James Monteith Middlemist,
who commanded tbe first portion of
the British relieving force to reach
Coomassie, has had more experience of
continuous African service than almost
any other officer in the English army,
and knows the country like a book.
After the Rennes court-martial Gen.
Roget, who was Gen. Merckr's bandy
man in the trickery of false documents,
was said to be ecgag?d to tbe latter's
daughter. The match, if it ever ex
isted, was probably broken off, for the
official announcement is now made
that the military governor of Belfort
will now marry Mme. Henri Schwartz,
the rich widow of a local manufacturer,
who was murdered some years ago.
Admiral Sir Erasmus Ommaney,
who has just received a Greenwich hos
pital pension, is 8U years of age and en
tered the navy In 1S26. He fought as
a midshipman at the battle of Nava
rino, and served in Sir James Ross'
expedition to the Arctic in 1S3-J. He
was the fiist to discover traces of Sir
John Franklin's expedition in 1S-"A).
He was in command in the White Sea
squadron in the Crimean war, and has
been active in scientific and geograph
Among the many fads of Emperor
William is his passion for collecting
boots and shoes of famous people, his
collection of these particular articles of
attire constituting a fitting peudaut to
his huge museum of uniforms. The
collection is kept in the Marble Palace
at Potsdam, aud there are some 2,0)0
pairs, from Creek sandals, and a pair
of slippers reputed to have belonged to
Mahomet, to the boots of Wallenstein,
of Gustavus Adolphus, of Peter the
Great, of Frederick the Great, and cf
the first Napoleon.
The Jigger in Uganda.
Several sepoys were suffering from
that African pest, the "jigger," whose
scientific name of Pulex penetrans de
scribes him and his habits concisely
and wel.. He Is an exact reproduction
iu miniature of the common flea (Pu
lex irritans), Lut Instead of inflicting
a comparatively Innocuous bite, he bur
rows uuder tbe skin, close to the toe
nails for preference, and then proceeds
to propogate the species. -
Unless he Is very carefully removed,
the sores cause the most Intense irrita
tion and may lay a man up completely.
The usual method of removing him is
to widen the hole in which he has en
tered and then extract him, intact if
possible, with a needle, care being
taken that no eggs or young are left
behind. The place should then be
dressed to prevent festering. It is not
advisable to march much after remov
ing jiggers, but unfortunately it is fre
I may meution that Lieut CoL Mc
Donald once told me that during hL
first visit to Uganda some natives cap
tured a leopard iu oue of the banana
plantations whose feet were so thor
oughly diseased from jiggers that he
was quite unable to move or to defend
hi nisei f. Black wood .
Points of a Good Dairy Cow.
At the last national creamerymen's
convention Prof. T. L. Haecker, of
Minnesota, explained the principles in
volved in the selection of the dairy cow
by the use of living models. He did
not care whether the udder went well
back or not, or whether it was large or
small. He looks first at the bly or
barrel, to see if that is large and deep,
as this is the measure of the cow's abil
ity to digist and assimilate her food.
Next he looks at the thigh, to see what
disposition she makes of the food, be
yond tbe amount necessary for sup
port. Tho more th rear line of the
thigh curves in, the cheaper will the
cow produce each pound of batter. If
she has a large barrel, he knows there
is a communication from the throat to
the barrel, that the food will go there
aud that something will be done w ith
the food nutrients. If tbe cow is fleshy
aud blocky. she' puts these nutrients
away as tallow in her tissues. If she
h spare, angular, ewe-necked and cat
hammed, he knows she turns the nu
trients into milk solids and puts them
into the udder.
If the udder is large, she puts large
quantities of water in it with the fat
and other solids. If the udder is small,
she puts the fats and other solids in the
udder, because there is no other pltxee
to put them, and puts less water in the
milk. . This is a startling assertion, tut
Prof. Haecker asserted that for six
years every pound of food given to each
cow has been weighed and every pound
of milk antl butter fat produced from
the food has been weighed and record
ed and the facts, without a single ex
ception, are as stated. Orange Judd
A Card of Thanks.
I wish to eay that I feel 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 whoop
ing cough, and it has always given the
most perfect satisfaction, we feel great
ly indebted to the man fact urers of this
remedy and wish them to please ac
cept our hearty thanks. Rjspectfully,
Mrs. 8. Doty, Des Moines, Iowa. For
sale by all druggists.
Trees dying from iDjury by fire or
weakened in vitality offer favorable
conditions for the multiplication of
vnst numbers of destructive insects.
Moreover, the trees which have been
kilied by insects furnish in their fall
en branches and partially decayed
trunks and dry bark a most favorable
.c.tincr .rnnn,) fvr th Martin r
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spread and perpteuation of forest fires.
The Cowboy's Proof.
"Jack" Vance, a cowboy from the
ranch of the Butte Cr-ek Cattle Com
pany, was on trial at Alliance, Neb.,
on a charge of shooting at a brakeman
on the Burlington Railroad with intent
to kill him. He had received his pay
a few days before and was engaged at
the time of the shooting In the pictur
esque pastime of painting the county
Vance vehemently denied any intent
to perforate the brakeman. He told
the court that while It was true that he
did take out his revolver and shoot af
ter the brakeman had pushed him off
the train, he was merely giving a pre
arranged signal. He and a friend had
been down the road a few miles and
wanted to ride back to the nearest sta
tion to the ranch. Realizing that if
they were found by any of the train
crew they would be put ctl, they had
arranged that if one was put off the
train he should notify his partner by
firing his revolver once.
The trainman, with visions of what
he firmly believed to be a narrow es
cape from death, shook his head, and
the jude looked unbelieving. Vance's
cowboy friend corroborate! the story,
but seeing that his tale failed to receive
credence, the defendant asked the court
to step outside. The Judge asked what
"I'll prove my innoceuce, Your
Honor," Vance sasd.
The court was curious and went out
side. So did the sheriff, lawyers and
spectators. Vance pulled out his re
volver .and, holding a postage stamp
between the fingers of his left hand,
clipped off each corner in succession.
Next he asked a spectator to suspend a
hickory nut from a thread. Walking
oft thirty feet he wheeled aud at the
first shot cut the thread. Takiug six
tacks he placed them l.xwely in a piece
of wood. This he placed against a post
twenty-five yards away. Borrowing a
watch from a bystander, he opened the
case for a mirror, shot with his back to
the mark, and drove each tack into the
wood without a miss.
The brakeman had been looking on
in open-mouthed wonder. As Vance
concluded the brakeman stepped up to
the Judge and said:
"Yer Honor, I guess I was mbtaken.
That man wasn't shooting at me."
Have You a Temper 1
An exchange has lately published an
article on "The Girl With a Temper,"
which contains some excellent advice
and will bear repetition.
"When a daughter not only begins
to show decided signs of temper, but is
inclined to boast that 'I am not one of
your namby-pamby girls, who can not
stand up for her rights,' it is time to
convince her of her folly, or she will
reap lasting discomfort later.
"If the woman with an unrestrained
temper is young and beautiful, much
may be forgiven her. Iu her aimable
moments she is so charming that the
words uttered in her unreasonable an
ger are almost forgotten, and the
chances are that she will plunge some
man into lifelong misery, because the
habit of tempestuous fits, If not firmly
checked in time, will strengtheu with
'If the woman with a temper be
plain in person, she will render life
very dreadful for herself, but not neces
sarily so for many other people. .Her
relations and friends will learn in time
to shut her out from their intimate
councils to form a life for themselves,
towards whose outer circle she will
recede by degrees, and in the end will
"The woman with a temper is sel
dom well educated. She has not the
concentration and calm of mind which
lead to the acquisition of knowledge.
She may possess a share of accomplish'
ments, may be a little musical, a little
artistic, may pass muster among the
superficial, but the chances are against
her possessing the restful knowledge
that comes of thoroughness.
"Then beware of the girl who boasts
of her 'spirit' if ycu would later avoid
the companionship of that very unde
sirable personage the woman with
New Light on History.
Nero, fiddle in hand, sat upon his
throne when a little band of captives
was led before hlnu
"Now," he roared in royal tones,
"you have your choice between bearing
me play a study in cadenzas with the
middle finger on the E string, or being
burned alive at the matinee at the Coli
"Bring on your torches!" shouted the
Later on Nero fiddled and burned
things, aud conducted timself in an
"I hate to do this," he exp!aTned
"out they depend on me ror some
warm scenes in Huo V.idis.' "
Columbus, having promised to stand
an egg on end, failed at the first trial,
but be reversed the egg and it balanced
"Tell me, Chris," said King Ferdi
nand, "why did you turn the egg
"Because, Your Majesty, the chicken,
could not stand on its head."
It is said that Columbus got the idea,
of discovering America from this Inci
dent But, of course, theories are not
always what they are cracked up to be.
Last fall I sprained my left hip while
handling some heavy boxes. The
doctor I called on raid at first it was a
slight strain and would soon be well,
but it grew worse and the doctor
then said I had rheumatism. It con
tinued to grow worse and I could hard
ly net around 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 50
cent bottle cured me entirely. I now
recommend it to all my frvnds. F
A. Baboock, Erie, Pa. It ia for sale
by all druggists.
Farm yard manure or feeding h'gh-
aiinnlv the mt arjoroDriat fertilizing;
elements lor permuneni pasture.
WHOLE NO. 2550.
Stories Folks Tell About Snakes.
Walter Grubb tells the story of a
tame snake th:tt was so Intelligent that
one night, while it was roaming about
the house of IU owner, it caught a
burglar in the dining-room. The snake
coiled Itself around the legs of the
burglar and with its tail reached a bell
on the dining room, table and, ringing
it vigorously, alarmed the household,
resulting in the capture of the burglar.
Can the Oil City Blizzard beat this?
John Barlett and Wesley Rising, of
Lake George, hold the record as the
champion rattlesnake hunters of this
region. They went into the mouutains
back of the lake and killed 132 full
grown rattlers. The smallest was four
feet Ioug. The hunter's harvest was
profitable, as the couuty pays a bounty
of 25 cento for the killing of each rat
tlesnake having a rattle or button.
Neal MeFarland, agent of the United
States Express Co., here, thought he
had snakes this morning. Everywhere
he looked he saw big rattlers and he
had 'em so bad he could even hear them
rattle. He rushed to the telephone
and called for assistance, when it was
found that a box of snakes for a street
fair snake charmer had been broken
open and his office was full of the rep
tiles. The charmer captured her pets
and Neal swore off. Parkersburg Dis
patch to Wheeling Register.
Thursday of this week, while Guy
and Arthur Davis, sons of R. E. Davis,
were digging a water well on Mr.
Davis's farm at Sunderlinville, a large
stone was encountered at. a depth of
nine feet In removing the stone it
was broken in two and near the center
there was a large cavity, tbe sizs or a
large bowl, which contained a snake
0 inche-s long, the color of the rock.
It started Co crawl rapidly away, but
was killed by its discoverers, aud upon
examination It was learned that the
reptile was without eyes. It was in
deed a stmage find and puzzles the best
of them to know how it carue there
and how it survived in its air-tight
home. But when once considered that
frogs are often found 20 feet deep iu
the earth, In apparently air-tight
quarters, and that fish will live many
weeks iu frozen ice, the possibility for a
snake to live ia a rock is not so great
Mr. Davis and his sons are willing to
take oath as to the genuineness of their
Had. Galeton Dispatch.
Miss Caroline Morse Is looked upon
with awe by her fellow freshmen of
Wellealey college because she loves
snakes and makes pets of them. She is
tbe daughter of Prof. Morse, of Am.
hct-est College, and is 1!) years old.
Miss Morse dates her remarkable fad
back to the age of ten, wheu sbe
caught and tamed her first blacksnake.
A foarless lover of nature, she felt no
repulsion for it because she knew that
the species was not poisonous. It de
lighted her to see it drink the milk that
she would place for it In a saucer.
Her love of snakes overmastered her
one day wheu she was out bicycling
soon after her admission to Wellesley
Last fall. Espying a large garter snake,
she dismounted and caught It by the
tail. Remounting and steering the
wheel with one hand, she rode for her
boarding place. This was the begin
ning of her college menagerie. Soon
afterward she caught a fine garter
snake, which so perfectly matched the
first that she called them the Big
The next addition to the family was
a little green snake, which she captur
ed one day while roaming the woods
with a pack of children at her heels.
The youngsters fled in panic and Miss
Morse has not since been harrassed by
small admirers while hunting snakes
New York World. .
His Comprehensive Prayer.
Just ahead of me in the train the
other morning sat two men who were
telling the stories that are never old
about the bright sayings of their chil
dren, says the Boston Transcript. Oue
of them, however, had a brand new
otw ahout his 4-vear-oid Georgie. This
youngster had been safely tucked in
bed after a day of the most fatiguing
nlar. He vawned while being un-
dressed, aud was all but asleep by the
time that he found himself between
sheets His mother, none the less, in
sistod upon him repeating his prayer of
childhood. He started, sleepily, re
quiring prompting at the beginning of
every liue. Drowsiness baa nearly
won tbe mastery by the time that he
had obediently got as far as "take lay
"God bless" prompted his mother.
Gaorgie has a iong list of relatives.
There was a flutter of his sleep-laden
lids as he lumped them all together:
"God bless the whole shooting
And he was asleep at last
A expert laundress says that if Bheets
ami tablecloths are folded so that the
selvage- edges will pass through the
wriager first they will be smoother and
less likely to curL She also sounds a
note of caution against the habit of
pouring boiling water on soiled clothes.
"You kaow," she says, "if you submit
anything that is soft to the action of
the heat it will bake it hard. Pour
boiling water in the cake dish and it
will cook the dough in It So if you
pour very Let water on tbe clothes it
cooks the dirt in, Jf you are going to
soak clothes you wlllsak them in luke
warm water. I wah all the clothes in
lukewarm water. Jn summer oi'ly a
little warmer than it comes from the
faucet Some people pat all the clothes
to soak the clean and dirty together.
This should never be .done. It does
not seem quite nice to put table linen
with soiled clothes from the bed or
body, and, moreover, the dirt from the
aoilnd clothes gets into the clean ones
aud makes them grimy."
Dyspepsia bane of human existence
Burdock Blood Bitters cupes it prompt
ly, permanently. Regulates and tones
For hard working horse all grain
should be ground and fed upon moist-
I ued chafed hay. hood tuus preparea
j s iw.ij
FARM SEWS AND VIEWS.
In midsummer the sheep grub causes
much suffering to sheep. The animals
huddle together, with their noses In
the ground for protection gainst the
gad ily, the parent of the grx.b. The fly
ai'us to deposit her etfg in the nostrils
of the sheep. If she succeeds iu so d
iug the eix wmu hatch, the woru;
attaching theuisflves to the siuu.tm of
the nose by lueaus of hk, and live
Uou mucus secretions of the irritated
surfaces to which they cling. When
full grown they work their way down
through the narrow openings by which
they entered and cause pain to the ani
mals. The grubs fall to the ground,
where they burrow, become chrysalides
and develop into gndt'.iis ia about two
months. The difficulty of handling
sheep Is an obstacle, but the usual pre
ventative is to daub wood tar ou the
noses of the sheep. Plow a furrow in
the pasture, and repeat by loosening it
after every rain, as the sheep will keep
their no$es ia the soft earth as a pro
tection. A tablespoonful of coal tar
and 20 drops of carbolic acid, well
mixed with a pint of wood tar (to give
the odor) will be an improvement on
Horseradish is a profitable crop, and
can be grown on almost any soil. Plant
the little roots, and they will be large
enough for market in oue season. Plant
tho root small end down, so that the
t'.p will be two Inches under the soil.
Horseradish when matured may re
main iu the ground until sprit g, or
may be stored in pits In the falL It
constantly increases in the ground, but
when grown for niaket never becomes
troublesome by spreading. It requires
liberal manuring, and a large supply
can be grown on a small plot
Whether cultivation should be deep
- AL.. V 1
or snaliow IS a mailer tuai ua oeeii
discussed for many years. It Is claimed
that deep cultivation destroys the sur
face roots of plauU, and if the top soil
is loosened and the weeds destroyed it
is sufficient The advocates of deep
cultivation believe that if the ground
is loosened to a depth of four inches it
increases the porosity of the soil and
allows the air aud w ater to penetrate
more freely. It is probably well, how
ever, to stir the ground to a greater
depth before a raiu and shallow after a
When the garden is cleaned of weeds
with the hoe it is only necessary to
rake the ground with an Iron-tooth
rake after every rain to keep the weeds
down. This cants doue quickly, tho
rake doing four times as much work as
the hoe. The racing of the top soil
also forms a fine mulch, which Is the
best preventitive of Injury from pro
Do not omit late cucumbers f r pick
ling. The seed may be planted tnis
month or in July. The White Spine is
an excellent variety, as it is uuuurm,
round, and of good length. It is also
tender aud very crisp, baring a long
stem, and they keep well as pickles.
They must be picked off daily or thty
will grow too large
This is the season when accidents
occur witn tne raacmnery or imple
ments, but the drawbacks are not al
ways due to accidents. The farmer
who carefully oiled and stored his im
plements under shelter last fall, aud
who inspected them so as to make all
repairs before spring, will not be troub
led in that respect. It is no misstate
ment when it is mentioned that farm
implements receive less care than any
thing else on the farm.
Oue of the best poultry foods for in
ducing egg production is cow peas.
They may be fed whole to adult stock
or cracked for chicks. They are highly
nutrogeous and are superior to corn or
wheat Another excelleut poultry foo I
is rape, which may be grown ou all
kinds of soil.
Burrowing animals are driven out of
their holes or suffocated by a Callfor-
nian's compound, which is formed of
sulphur, tar and petroleum applied by
fibrous, imtlammable material, being
ignited aud inserted Iu the burrow by
a pair of slender ton gs.
The agricultural experiment station
at Stillwater, Okla., has issued a bulle
tin reporting the results or neiu ex
periments in 13!)!). Tests of different
methods of growing corn, Kaffir corn,
cotton, and castor beans are reported.
Potatoes are rapidly dug, cleaned and
sacked by a new apparatus which has
a plow to unearth the tubers, the dirt
and potatoes falling into an eudless-
chain elevator, which delivers them
into a hopper with slat sides, which re
moves the dirt and- drops the potatoes
into a bag.
Continued effjrt should be made to
t mi. ;
increase tne acreage oi aiiaua. auis
should be regarded as a crop for hay
rather than for pasture. Spring sow
ing on clean, well prepared soil, has i"
many cases given good results. II
sowing at this time fails, it may be re
peated in August or early September,
which is the most favorable Ume for
wounded man went to the Red
Cross Hospital ia New York and said
he was a soldier and had been shot in.
the Philippines. It turned out that he
was a burglar and had been shot iu the
"One of the hardest thiugs I have to
do," says a Boston school teacher, "is
to get into my children's head the no
tion that the streams rise in the moun
tains aud flow towards the sea. It is
next to impossible to make them com
prehend anything aboit it They see
no reason why the river should not rise
in the sea and flow towards the moun
tains. Mont of them have seen the
Charles River, and if they have n.
ticed anything about it they have ob
served that it is just as apt to flow from,
the ocean as toward it A babbling
brook running down over the little
slopes and rapid or tumbling from the
hill to the plain in cataracts Is un
known to them."
A farmer named Van Ryn, In St.
Croiz couuty. Wis., recently unearthed
a coin which lay beneath a ledge of
rock 20 feet In thicknoss, on Sand
Creek," says the New York Tribune.
"It is of bronze, about the size of a sil
ver dollar. One side bears an image
and superscription. The other side is
much worn, so that little remains but
the letters 'd. P. Q. R-' The thecry is
broached that the early French mis
sionaries and explorers would have
been unlikely to bring with thtru Id
Roman coins, and that the discovery
indicates that Roman sailors of the
time when the coins were Lu circula
tion as money found their way to this
continent, wandered far inland and
perished. There have been stories of
similar finis in Indiana and othtr
places iu tbs Uulted States."
Is it a burn ? Ue Dr. Thomas' Eo
lee trie OiL A -nit ? Use Dr. Thomas'
Eclectric OiL At your druggists.
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