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TOPICS OP INTEREST RELATIVE
TO FARM AND GARDEN.
Onions for Poultry.
People who give their poultry finely
chopped onions once or twice a -w eek
along with their other food, will find it
an excellent preventive to various diseases,
especially where fowls are not allowed
to run at large and gather food
for themselves. When kept in the closc
confinement of small runs, much more
attention is ncccsssry in supplying thc:n
with ;v variety tliau where they have a
larger liberty, and for keeping them in
good health onions are among the best
things that can be given them.?
Bost Food for Pifjs.
Experiment appear* to have proven
the benefit of supplying such a proportion
of nitrogenous food with maize for
| pigs as wil! render the feeding fully nutritious
and healthful. The cilects of
such feeding have been that the growth
wot. 4-iift Tr i f o 1 ArrrO UQ
Ui UUlit na? luv Uiui
the heart, lungs, liver and spleen?were
heavier aud more vigorous, while, as
might be expected from this better development
of these organs, the carcass
was heavier and the proportion of lean
meat to fat was larger than on exclusive
maize feeding. It may be sufficient to
point out these facts to lead feeders of
pigs to make use of such nitrogenous
food as bran, milk and liuseed cake meal
along with maize, so as to avoid disease
and secure more and better meat, greater
profit in feeding and exemption from
losses by disease.?iVtv> York Herald.
The insects most harmful to roses are
the green fly, red spider, rose hopper or
thrips, and the rose bug aud the black J
slug. 2\'ow, though these insects involve
some little trouble, yet success
will attend all persistent efforts. The
green fly, the thrips and the black slug
can all be kept under by syringing the
plants with a solution of whale oil soap.
One pound of soap is sufficient for eight
gallons of water. Throw the water in a
fine spray on the under as well as the
upper side of the leaves. A syringe with
a bent nozzle is the best instrument with
which to apply the liquid to the lower
side of the leaves. The red spider can
be held in check by syringing the leaves
with clear water; in dry times this should j
be done every day. If the rose bug
(melolotha subspinosa) makes its appearance,
which is not very often, it can be
dettroyed by the insect extermiuator.?
Value of Forest Ranges.
The value of a forest range for feeding
cattle is not well understood, even
in the South, where large areas of forest
are put to the purpose or ranging stock
in the summer, and which thus provides
siViAtimet r?o2tnro f/\r civ in r?n f Vl 2 in i
l.uguyv?Ow &V4 -.?.
the year. There the forest is burned
over, with the wasteful sacrifice of mil- !
lions of dollars' worth of the costliest
plant food in the form of organic nitrogen,
ard of many millions worth of timber,
and for the sake of the sparse growth
of grass. At the same time the leaves of
the young growth are worth per acre
more than twice as much as any other
forage except timothy grass, and are
worth or.e-half more than this. And yet
Southern forest lands covered with the
finest timber and of the richest soil, but
little incumbered with rock, can be procured
for less than the taxes on the majority
of grass and clover fields in the j
North. This being the case, the present
popular desire to "preserve the forests" ;
should be especially heeded by the j
Southern farmers, who hold on an aver
age several hundred acres each.?iVcw
How to Prevent Vermin.
i - Prevention is better ttmn cure, tor tne
reason, because it is easier. "When a
farmer finds his spring calves pining
away and looking miserable from the
attacks of lice, he will find it no easy
matter to save the calves and rid his
stables of the pests. But a few hours
spent in efforts to prevent the mischief
would have saved weeks of worry and
work. To prevent the entrance of these !
pests, all fowls should be kept from
roosting in stables. Fowls will do no
harm if their house is kept clean and
the roosts are well soaked with kerocene
once a month. But half-a-dozen
lousy hens will infect all the stock in the
stables and give trouble through the
whole winter. For the stock, the best
way to keep them free from vermin is to
brush them well once a day, using a still
brush, to which a little kerosene is applied
by means of a sponge, or the hair
may be rubbed with the oiled sponge
nnd fhpn wpll brushed. This will kenn
the animals free from lice and make
their coats smooth and glossy, but if
used too plentifully it will take off the
hair and" blister the skin.?American
A Demand for Biff Horses.
Don't be afraid of breeding too large
horses, says the New York flerall. The
people of the present day want them.
The best farmers will have them, and
the heavy freighters in the cities cannot
do without them. The si, e of the horse
6 of the future will fix its value. The
boom is up for big ones, so don't neglect
to breed them, and afterward to l'eed
them. A big pair of half-breed Normans
that are well matched will bring $500 as
1 quickly as one silver dollar will bring
another. The best horse for the farmer
to rise is the draught horse. The 1-100
to 1700 pound draught horse requires no
6pecial experience or training to sell, and
the farmer has no need of a professional
trainer. A ready market is constantly
?pen for the draught horse. The demand
fur exceeds the supply. The
farmer can turn them into cash at their
real value more quickly than any other
" class of horses. While cattle, sheep and
hogs have been so depressed the past year
- or two, the draught horse breeders have
met an active demand at big prices; in
fact, they are masters of the situation,
and about the only class of breeders that
can setup their*own price, and get it
Value of Ashes.
"How much areunleached hard-wood
ashes worth per bushel to use on land
which is worth $1S0 per acre, and when
hay is selling at $12 per ton?" asks a
reader in central Vermont, of the New
England Farmer, and the following reply
is made: "Ashes vary greatly in
their actual value and in their selling
f price according to the kind of wood
burned and their freedom from sand,
earth and charcoal. The best hardr
wood ashes often contain nearly teu per
\ cent, of potash while those from some of
k the softer woods may show le^s than
^ three per cent., though it is claimed by
Borne that soft-wood ashes are not so inferior
as many bel;eve. but being lighter
thau those from hard-wood ashes they
are easily lost by being blown away
while burning. The ashes from small
twigs are much ri licr than those from
the trunk of the trees. It is estimated
J that average ashesivill contain from four
Uo ftvg pounds of flotflsh in a buehel of
forty-eight pounds, and that compared
with potash salts as now sold in the
market they should be worth about
twenty-live or thirty cents per bushel,
, the phosphoric acid they contain addj
ing to their value. It is also believed
| that ashes have a beneficial effect upon
i some soils,independent of their contents
' of potash and phosphoric acid. The
chemist can determine the amount of
j valuable manurial substance in a givcD
! sample, but he cannot say what effect
i the sample will have when applied to a
certain soil. That is a question which
the farmer must himself answer, by experiment
and intelligent observation,"
Both in the preparation of the soil foi
the crops before planting and in giving
the earlier cultivation afterward, the
; harrow can be used with profit to a
j more or less extent. For lining the sur1
face of the soil it is one of the very best
! implements we h ive, and, with the large
number of different kinds sold undei
this name, we can secure an implement
adapted to almost any kind of work and
in almost any kind of soil. The improvements
made upon the old A harrow,
are giving us the square, Scotch, vibrating,
flexible, and smoothing harrows, tc
wiorOi n\>w he added nuite a list oJ
spring, tlisc and cutting or slicing harrows.
In this line of implements there
would certainly seem to be a full supply,
so that no matter what kind of soil the
farm is composed of, a harrow can bo
used with profit on nearly or quite every
farm. But with the spring, disc and
cuttiug harrows, they will do much better
work with some soils than with
others. One will be best in one kind of
soil, and the other in a different soil.
I Some are better for some kinds ot work,
and some for others.
It is best to have the soil prepared in a
thoroughly tine condition before planting
the seed, and to keep the soil in a good
tilth until the plants have made a sufficient
growth to be able to commence
using the cultivators. Weeds are much
more easily destroyed when young than
after they get a good start to grow, and
if the soil is p.jpared in good tilth before
planting the seed, in a majority ol
cases the harrow will be found the
cheapest and best implement 10 uso iu
destroying the weeds.
The disc, spring or catting harrows
are good implements to prepare the soil
in a good tilth for seeding oats, grass or
other small grain; or when oats aresowD
on corn-stubblc or land that has beea
planted in the fall. They are good implements
to cover the seed, sowing the
seed broadcast and then covering them
with the disc or cutting harrow. The
same applies to sowing wheat in the fall.
They will fine the surface and prepare in
a good tilth for sowing the seed with
the drill or seed-sower. And the work
can be done so much more economicallj
that in many cases these cau be made
very profitable implements.?Prairie
Farm and Garilen Notes.
Mulch your orchards.
Peas should not be sown until warm
Big carrots are good for cattle, but nol
for the house.
Early hatched pullets make the best
layers, but not good breeders.
liens supplied with plenty of greer
bone will lay more eggs than those without.
To the question "Do we set a hen 01
sit her?" we answer, you setthehen; she
does all the sitting.
Save and store a full supply of fruit
and vegetables; none are so cheap a?
those grown on the farm.
A hen should be set in a dark, quiet
place with access to plenty of water and
corn, and a good dust bath.
A few drops of carbolic acid in tho
drinking water is said to be good foi
fowls allected with the cholera.
Do not be afraid to feed bran, for every
ton of $15 bran you feed makes the
manure into which it goes $9 richer in
Feed heavy, do not feed a poor cow
two years so as to sell her for beef; sell
her the first ciiauce, and buy or put a
hrtmc.raised heifer in her v>lace.
A crack in the wall, or a hole as large
as the head of a nail, will cause more
damage than if the whole front of the
hen-house is open, provided the rear and
sides are tight.
Dip your fowls' feet and legs in kerosene
to cure them of lime leg or scurvy
leg. Three such applications will r-ure
the worst case3. L sually two applications
liens do not need antidotes to make
them lay. Provide comfortable andsunny
quarters and feed and water regularly
and they will produce plenty of
eggs without coaxing.
"When a man is frightened or angry
his digestive organs do no work; this is
also true of an animal?hence the profit
of keeping it in a peaceful and fearless
state by kind treatment.
Au ardent pig-fancier contends that
IUU laiaiu^ VI V/WUducted
upon the farm, wii 1 lift the
mortgage or raise the bank account
more rapidly than any other farm
A fine queen for breeding purposes
should not be allowed to expend her
force by too much egg-laying, but
should be kept in a nucleus and only
be allowed to keep that up moderately
A correspondent of the Farmers' lieview
has his theory as to "different nog
diseases." These were not known, ho
says, till rings and snouting machines
were applied. obvious moral: "Let
their noses alone."
i The poultry business is not a little
business when properly managed, and
all there is in management is having
good quarters and watering and feeding
with the regularity with which your
farm team is cared for.
No system of dairying is complete that
loses any of the fertility at the barn.
Save all, liquid and solid, and do not be
afraid of manure drawn to the fields in
the winter losing value, as compared with
the usual leak from washing manure
I piles and stable floors with cracks.
I If the brush, weeds and stubble have
not been cleaned out of the fence corners
it should be done early. The fence
corners, especially 11 iae worm raufence
is used, will harbor all classes of
weeds and become fruitful sources
whence weeds are scattered over the
The fact that "variety in food is essential
for cows in milk" does not seem
to be generally acted upon. "A mixture
of corn and oats ground and bran in
equal quantities makes one of the very
best grain rations for the cow3 that can
be used. Corn by itself should never be
4iSamsou, what did you ever make
out of that blcoded pup of yours?"
Samson?"Sausage.'*?Mail and Kx2
I The use of dogs as messengers and
sentinels in the Gerraau army hai been n
Yellow Linen Made White.
When linen has been packed away for
a long time it is apt to turn yellow, and
it sometimes gets in this condition from
repeated poor washing. A good remedy
for it is to cut up a pound of line white
soap into a gallon of milk and put it
over the fire iu the wash-boiler. When
the soap has melted entirely put in the
linen and boil it half an hour; then take
it out. Have ready a lather of soap and
water, wash the linen in it, and then
rinse it through two cold waters, with a
little bluing iu the last.? Neic York
Uses for Stale Bread.
The housekeeper need never fear the
accumulation of stale bread if she will j
only take care of it in time. Every day I
the bits left from meals and the dry ends i
of the loaf can be dried h;ird in the J
oven and then put away in paper bags.
If time allows pare oil the crusts and
dry separately to add to soups. This
dried bread will keep for weeks or
months?it must simply be kept clean
and dry. In any rcvipe where bread
fnr .15 in bread nud
ding or bread omelet, use this dried
bread, laying it first in cold water till it
is soft and then pressing it dry in a
towel and crumbing it lightly with the
hand.? Washington Star.
Cleaning Wall Paper.
The proper way to clean wall paper is
to first take oil the dust with a soft j
cloth. With a little liour and water i
make a lump of very stiff dough
and rub the wall gently downward,
taking the length of the arm
at each stroke, and in this way
go round the room. As the dough becomes
dirty, cut the soiled part o:f. In
the second round commence the stroke
a little above where the last one ended,
and be very careful not to cross the paper
or to go up again. Ordiuarv papers
fOoonorl in tli;? WAV will look fresh and
bright and almost as good as new.
Some papers, however, and the most expensive
ones, will not clean nicely, and
in order to ascertain if a paper can be
cleaned, it is best to try it in some obscure
comer which will not be noticed if
the result is unsatisfactory. If there be
any broken places in the wall, fill them |
up with a mixture of equal parts of
plaster of Paris and silversand made into
a paste with water; then cover the placo
with a little piece of paper like the rest
if it can be had. ? Brooklyn Citizen.
How to Boil Beef.
Take about four to five pounds of
rump beef or the cross rib (the first cut).
Ask your butcher to iard the same with
small pieces of salt bacon. All butchers
rln OTillinirlr. and it will save vou an
amount of trouble. Then take about
half of a carrot, cut it into tiny pieces;
also take an ordinary sized pickle, and if
you have a few sliccs of pickled beets,
cut them and the pickle in the same manner
as you did the carrot. With the
meat fork make little holes all over the
beef, then fill the holes with the pieces,
alternating from one to another?carrot,
pickle, beet, carrot, pickle, beet, etc.
The beautiful appearance of this beef, j
when sliced, depends entirely upon the
above being done with care and taste.
You then cut two onions into slices/
place a plate into the bottom of the saucepan
in which the beef is to be cooked.
lJut the onions on the plate, cut from the
rump some of the fat, and chop same
into very small pieces, and add this to
the onions; also one laurel leaf and a few
whole allspice and pepper. Now put
sufficient pepper and salt on the beef,
then roll it in flour, being careful to cover
it with same on all sides. Now put the
meat UJIUU lac umvuo, uuu ^uui I
water over it, so that it is covered to
about three-quarters of its size. Close i1
with a well fitting cover, and let it boil
slowly but uninterruptedly for from
three to three and a half hours. By adding
a few of either fresh or canned tomatoes
a half an hour before you wish i
to serve the beef it improves greatly the
flavor of the gravy. The gravy should
be run through a colander before sending
it to the table. This beef is excellent
when cold for either lunch or tea. ?
New York Press.
Bcttermilk Pie.?Take the yolks ol
four eggs, one teacupful of sugar, onehalf
cupful of Hour, a half teaspoonful ol j
soda, two tablespoonfuls butter,one pint
of buttermilk. Flavor with nutmeg,
lemon or vanilla. 3Iake a meringue and
v ? 1 a. 1
Delicious Cabbage.?Slice or chop '
fine a small bead of cabbage, salt and ,
pepper, aud cook in just enough water J
to keep from burning; take half a cup
sour cream, half a cup vinegar, two
eggs, butter size of an egg; beat together;
pour over the cabbage; let it
boil and serve at once.
Five-Erg Cakf\?Two cups sugar,
two-thirds cup butter, two-thirds
cup buttermilk with one even teaspoonful
of soda dissolved in it. two
and three-quarter cups flour, whites of '
five eggs and yolks of two. Bake about !
one and one-quarter hours in inoderato ;
oven. This cake Keeps very well for some j
Lemon* Jem.v.?One quart of water, |
four heaping tablespoons of corn starch, 1
one cup of sugar, three or four lemons. ,
Dissolve the starch and sugar in the ;
lemon, pour in the water. Boil several j
minutes, stirring constantly. This may
tlw? tcli it a nf nn t\rrcr_ I
UU Ilivmuvi t* 11V4 Wiw ? ? -CT -,7
beaten with two tablespoons of sugar,
spread over the top.
Fairy Bukakkast Brscrrr.?Mix a
scant tablespoonful of butter with a pint
of Hour, salt to taste and enough water
to make a dough that can be kneaded.
When su'ficiently worked with the hands
roll out the dough as thiu as a sheet of
paper; cut in rounds with a muffin, ring,
prick them with a fork, and bake for a
minute in a moderately hot oven.
IJice Croquette?.?Boil the rice until
quite soft and tender; while warm, measure;
to every teaspoonful of boiled rue
add an egg, well beaten, a tablespoonful
of butter, pepper and salt to taste, and a
half teacup of any kind of cold fresh
meat, ham or tongue, chopped fiue.
"When cold, with lloured hands make
into rroniiftttes. cover with beaten egg,
roll in crackcr dust, and fry in hot drippings
until nicely browned.
Baked Tckmfs.?Pare four good
sized turnips; cut in thick slices; cook
until teuder in salted water; drain and
lav in a baking dish. Make a sauce as
follows; Two large tablespoonfuls of
flour, two of butter; stir these together
in frying pan; when thoroughly heated
and mixed add a teacup of milk, pouring i
in gradually: add very little salt and .
pepper and bits of butter over top of I
turnips; pour the sauce over and bakeiu
a brisk oven twenty minutes.
A bill to stop billiard playing in
saloons was defeated Jin the Minnesota
Legislature by the vote of fifty-five to
During 1S88 the aggregate capital
represented by new mining and manufacturing
enterprises organized in the
South was $168,800,000.
Did It Elect Harrison!
The following appeared in a Minnesota
paper: "Members of the Democratic party
have been using all subterfuges to account
for their overwhelming defeat, and numerous
are the causes alleged.
*'I was talking with several of the vanquished
on Fourth Street the other day, opposite
a bill board, and one of tha party exclaimed
: "If it had not been for the closeness
of the National Committee in the expenditure
of money, we would have elected our man.
The Republicans advertised their man like a
circus." Several of the party remarked that
no advertising was done except small announcements
in the papers, and a few
"hangers ' on the dead walls.
' Hangers-'1 said our informant. "What
do you call that but a circus poster:" pointing
to a twelve-sheet medicine po?tar on the
bid board, bearing the cuts of General Harrison
and his grandfather.
"If the Democrats had advertised like that,
Cleveland would have been re-elected."
The poster referred to was one of the familiar
black and white Log Cabin Sarsaparilla
posters sent out by an enterprising firm engaged
in the manufacture of old log-cabin
home-cures, under the name of Warner's Log
Cabiu Remedies, aud among other equally
valuable articles includes the famous Log
Cabin Sarsapnrilla, which is everywhere
re -ognized as the best of all spring medicines
and stands without a rival for the cure of all
disorders which are the results of impure
The spring time of the year is the season
/ ?? nnodc fATl OVA f".in (T * t.hft Inner
winter has caused the blood to bscomo filled
1 here exists no better moans to aid and
strengthen the system at such an urgent
period than the use of Warner's Log Cabin
Harsaparilla, which speedily restores the
blood to a pure and healthy state, which insures
health and happiness.
The reputation of the firm putting out the
medicine is above reproach, and is the same
firm which manufactui ers Warner's Safe
Cure, the standard remedy for the cure of
all those diseases peculiar to th? kidneys
as well as those which are the results of
disease in those organs, nnd which has met
with such phenomenal success for the past j
We understand that the posters referred j
to made their appearance in many parts of j
the country sometime prior to the Chicago |
Convention which nominated General Har- j
rison as a candidate for the Presidency?
henr-e the use made of the portraits of the |
Harrisons, father and grandson?was either j
the result of remarkable political foresight j
or in accordance with the historical associa- j
tion of the old Log Cabin with the name of
A Bono Mine.
That was a strange cargo which the
steamship "VVingates "brought into this
port last week from far Alexandria,
Egypt. Seven hundred tons of?what? I
"Geese, villaiu?" No, sir: bones.
Seven hundred tous of bones of man
and beast,gathered iu the shifting sands ;
of the great Sahara. For centuries have
they been left in the track of passing
caravans. For centuries this ghastly
treasury has grown in wealth. Bones of
Arab chief and negro slave; of European
traveler and of captive in savage war;
together they have lain and whitened 1
while the shining ?and whirled and;
drifted about them, now giving them 1
shallow burial and now laying them bare 1
and glittering under the burning sun. i
One would have said that no brain but |
a Yankee's could have conceived the i
-r J. : it O !
mea ui turuiug iii'jsc gmu icm_o <
commercial account But as it happens,
it was a German inspiration. A (German
mind conceived the thought of going to
this awful desert, rich in bones as was
Sinbad's dreadful Valley of Diamonds,
and gathering up shiploads of them to j
be used in the manufacture of paper, in
the rctining of sugar, for the handles of i
knives and for fertilizing the ground. j
The Wingates had a disastrous voyags. !
The sailors said it was "all along o' the
bones." But she has come safely to port
and is now discharging her curious
cargo, in which there is more food for
fancy than in any cargo which his been
entered in New York for many a day.?
New York Sun.
A Miser's Hatfnls of Gold.
Joseph TV. Griffith, who died recently
at Huntington, Ind., was one of the
most eccentric characters in Northern
Ind iana. He lived almost en tirely alone,
and had a great aversion to women, j
After his death the undertaker who
took charge of the remains found j
in Griffith's trousers pockets the
enm r\f 4/17011 in /?nrrenrv- Tn various I
places about the store were found
natfuls of silver and gold, all covered
with dust having apparently been undisturbed
for years; promisory notes executed
by leading business men, running
far up into the thousands, were
found among the effects of this singular
man,Griffith having refused no one whom
he deemed worthy and responsible. His
entire properly amounts to over $">0,000,
and it is not thought he left a will.
for a week before his death he was almost
totally blind, but despite his infirmity
insisted on remaining alone and
taking care of himself, refusing bluntly
all oilers of aid from his friends and
relatives. William Griffith, of Huntington,
a brother of the dead man, will inherit
the property.?New Fork Sun.
Capsize or a Torpedo-JJoat.
The wreck of a torpedo-boat is sometMnw
nf a noveltv in marine disasters, i
Such an accident happened in the Bay j
of St. Nazaire, near Toulon, recently to
the French torpilleur "Xo. 1U2," commanded
by a Lieutenant Shilling. The
vessel was of a mediocre and disapproved
type, of recent construction, thirty-five
meters long and of fifty-three tons displacement,
very capricious in rough
weather, and easily capsized. That was
what happened to ".No. 102," which
filed and sank in forty-five minutC3,
causing the death of three unfortunate
machinists confined in the hold, and of
three of the crew who were drowned in
the heavy sea. Lieutenant Shilling and
the others clung to the capsized vessel,
and were rescued by another torpedoboat
of the five which were man\uvring
in the bay together.
May be avoided br tailing the popular spring medicine.
Hood's Sarsaparilla, in season. If you have
not felt well during the winter, if you hav? been
overworked, or close'y confined in badly ventilated
rooms or shops, you nee l a goo 1 tonic and blood
purifier like Hood's Sarsaparilla. Take it early an 1
you will ward off attacks of disease or escape the
effects of impure blood and that tired feeling so
>n >!? cTi. in?r Do not rlrlav. Take Hood's
"X wish to state th; benefit I derived from Bool's
Sarjaparilla. I liare used It in the spring for thrco
jrears for debility and can say that I gained in flesh
and strength after using one bottl*. It alsD cured
me of sick hcadache."'?Mrs. F. II. Andrews, South
Sold by all druggists. $1; six for $3. Prepared only
by C. L HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass.
100 Poses One Dollar .
I suffered from ca'arrh 12 rm
years. The dropping* into the
throat u-erc nauseating. My
nose bled utmost daily. Since f?V Eft @ ? t'Jl
the first day's use of Ely's Cream
Balm hare had no bleeding, the BT / _ ife;
toreness is entirely <june. D. O.
Davidson, with the Host on
I70R SA 1<E.?l.POO Acres Timber Land in Tucker
. Co., W. Va,. near Hendricks, nn W. Va. ('. it. K.
Heavily t:rabeiv<l;I'oplar. Ash. ()ak. Cherry, Walnut,
&c. l'rice $15.00 per acre. Title perfect. Addrcm
E. W. McNEIL, Old j-idda. Hardy Co.. W. Va.
FLORIDA! Free Information.
For map. State bulletin, paronhiet and Sample
Weekly. "South Florida Progress, ecnil 6c. postage.
"Florida Facts,"lU pages, 50c: 'HQv..cloth,SI. In.
valuable. 0, 3J- CH03UV. <J<) frantUn St., N. X.
The Palm Tree.
Among the Indians of Brazil there is a
tradition that the whole human rare
sprang from a palm tree, says Vick's
Magazine. It has been a symbol of excellence
for things good and beautiful.
Among the ancients it was an emblem
of victory, and. as such, was worn by the
early Christian martyrs, and has been
found sculptured on their tombs. The
Mohamedans venerate it. Certain trees,
said to have been propagated from some
originally planted by the prophet's
(laughter, arc held sacred and the fruit
sold at enormous prices. The day upon
which Christ entered .Jerusalem, ridiDg
upon the colt of an ass, is callcd Palm
Sunday, being the first day of the Holy
"Week. In Europe real palm branches
are distributed among the people.
In Rome, on Talm Sunday,
They have the true palm,
Tho cardinals bow reverently
And sing old psalms.
Elsewhero these soags are sung mid olive
More southern climos must be content with
the sad willow.
The books relating to the religion of
Buddha were nearly all of them written
upon the leaves of the fan palm, and by
missionaries they have been used in the
place of paper. The noble aspect of
this tree, together with its surpassing
' ' *? ? i 4. Ka nn 11 n/^ I
utility, nas cuuseu n iu uc nuuw i.uv
prince of the vegetable kingdom," and
it has been immortalized in history,
mythology and poetry.
"Did I ever eat mnskrnt J" said Deputy
Register James A. Visger. "Well, I
should remark. It's the nicest, gamiest
and most delicious meat you ever put
into your mouth. But you hare to look
out when you catch 'em. See that finger?"
Mr. Visger held up the index finger of
his right hand. It was all scared and
mutilated at the top.
"I had speared twenty-six muskrats
that day, aboat thirty years ago. It
was down on the hirer Ecorse. When
I had speared one fellow I took hold
of him by the head instead of tha
tail, and he nearly took that finger off.
But I would sooner eat one muskrat
than five pounds of porterhouse steak.
When the boys used to go on a muskrat
hunt in the old days, and catch fifteen
or tweuty apiece, they would sit down
in the muskrat houses play cards to see
who would win the lot. It generally
ended by one mau winning the whole
pile, ijnd he would go staggering home
under a load of 150 to 200 rats,?Detroit
fno.idftnts of a Great Droneht.
An every-day incident of the drought
which has prevailed in the Riverina district
of .New South Wales is described
by an eye-witness, who says: "When a
mob of sheep gets near a tank a rush
for water takes place, all crowding to
get a drink at the much-coveted fluid.
The strong trample oa the weak, who
go down, and either get drowned ox
smothered in the mud. Very often, too,
comparatively strong sheep get bogged
and die. To prevent the water becoming
putrid, every passer-by, no matter
who he is, stops and pulls out any
sheep lie may see stuck,* whether dead
or alive, and to do this is looked upon
almost as a religious duty, the omission
of which is a greater sin than the breach
of one of the ten commandments."
lYeteht or a Snowflake.
The lightness of snowllakes is the result
of their surface being so great when
compared with their volume, and is accounted
for in some degree by the large
* -J AU?.-_ t?|
quantity 01 air amiu men jmi mcles.
Snowflakes contain about nine
times as many volumes of air, entaugled,
so to speak, among their crystals,
as tliey contain water. Very fine and
lightly deposited snow occupies about
twenty-four times as much space as water,
and is from ten to twelve times
lighter than an equal bulk of that fluid.
South Dakota's Boom.
South Dakota is now encasing public attention
through her recent achievement of statehood,
as well as by the phenomenal growth
and the rapid development of her wonderful
agricultural resources, and the advantages
offered to home-seekers and persons desiring
safe and profitable investments. A new
pamphlet containing recent letters citing the
actual experiences of reliable residents, and
other valuable information relating to Dakota,
will be mailed free upon request by E. P. Wilson,
No. -2 Fifth avenue, Chicago, III.
A bill recently brought into the States
General of the Netherlands by the Minister of
Justice, makes provisions for the prevention
of excessive labor of youthful persons and
To-N'ic'it and To-Morrow Nitlit,
And each day and night during the week you
can get at all druggists' Kemp's Balsam for the
Throat and Lungs, acknowledged to be the
most successful remedy ever sold for the cure
of Coughs, Croup, Bronchitis, Whooping
Cough, Asthma, and Consumption. Get a bottle
to-day and keep it always in the house, so
you can check your cold at once. Price 50c
and 51. Sample bottles ircc.
The husinoss of the London Stock Exchange
amounts annually to $22,500,000,000.
A Radical Ciiro for Epileptic Fits.
To the Edit or?Please inform your readers
that I have a positive remedy for the above
named disease which I warrant to cure the
worst cases. So strong is my faith in its virtues
that I will send free a sample bottle and
valuable treatise to any sufferer who will ijiva
n:e his P. O. and Express address. Resp'v,
II.G. ROOT. 31. C- 183 Pearl St.. New York.
A clergvmar., after years of suffering from
that loathsome disease, Cat.irrh. and vainly
trying every known remedy, at last found a
prescription which completely cured and saved
aim from death. Any sufferer from this dreadful
disease sending a self-addressed stamped
envelope to Prof. J. A. I.awrence, 88 Warten
St., N. i\, will receive the recipcfreeof charge.
Ifafflicted with sore eyes use Dr. Isaac Thompson's
Eye-water. Druggists sell at 25c.per bottle.
Hcod's Sarsaparilla is prepars.l from Sarsapaiilla
Dandelion, Mandrake, Dojt, Juniper Berrla;. and
oth-r well known vegetable remedies, in such a
peculiar manner as to derive the full m-dicinal
value of ea?h. It will euro, when in the power of
medicine, scrofula, salt rlnum, sores, boil--, pimples,
all hum?rs, dyspepsia, b'liousness, sick h ad
ache, indigestion, general debility, catarrh, rheumatism.
kidney and liver complaint'. It overcomes
that extreme tired feelinc caused by change of climate,
season, or life, and imparts llfo an 1 strength
to the whole system.
"For five years I was sick every spring, but last
year b pan In February to lake Hood's Sarsaparilla.
I used five bottles and have not soen a sick day
since."?CI. W. Sloan. Mil'.on, Mas '.
Sold by all druggists. $1; six for $5. Prepared only
by C. I. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar
Taylor's Hospital Cure for Cata rrh
Warranted to give
satisfaction or money
refunded. Sold on ten
A days' trial. Price comI
iv plete i<>2.50. For pamand
address City Hall Pliarniaoy.
No. 204 Broad.'A^aSS^**
way. New York.
fll &E ^ U ft &1 JOHN W.MORRIS,
U la fli Stj Ktl Late Principal Examiner,
I 8 in a * ? P 5 So U. S.Pension Uureau.Att'y
I blVwov!li>t Law, WanhinvtoD,
I>. successfully prosecutes clalmw ?original.
Increase, re-ratlng. widows', children's and depen
dent relatives'. Experience: 3 years In last war, 1">
years In Pension Bureau, and attorney slnCC then.
PEERLESS DTES jtoujBTDnuaaisTi j
' * ' ' '.JL-"1' * -
That dainty lady tripping by,
How light her stop, how bright her eye,
How fresh her cheek with healthful glow,
Like roses that in Maytime blow'
And yet few weeks have passed away
Since she was fading, day by day.
The doctor's skill could naught avail;
Weaker she grew, and thin and pale.
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is
ncrviuc, carefully compounded by an c
adapted to woman's delicate organizatio
harmless in any condition of the systentressing
weaknesses and derangements
under a positive guarantee, from the ma
in every case, or money will he refundec
mt/1 -foitlifnllv /?nrri(
I lie JJUILIC- >? 1 tbJ/?SWAC} UllU *?**??**. v-"Copyright,
18S8, by "World's Dispense
Dr. Pierce's Pellets, or
Laxative or Cathartic, acc<
flS*/ Willi'1 . g0 disguised that the most
ucr'j - Vyw dclicate stomach can take it.
jjiSL |Remarkable a? a
imfi jfi FLESH PRODUCER.
Jf// Persons gain rapidly
\g. while taking it.
Is acknowledged by Physicians to be the FINEST
I and BEST preparation of its class for tbe relief of
i CONSTTMPTIOX, SCROFULA, GENERAL
I DEBILITY. WASTING DISEASES OF
CniLDRES, and CSROSIC COUGBS.
All DacoGBTfc Scott & BoTme, tfew Torfc
ffcfcfrj My little boy, 5 years old, wis pick MB
IMH with a disease for which doctors had MR
f B? ] no name. The nails came off his fiDg- r /? J
L J A ers. and the fingers came off to the \ J A
|nD middle joint. For 3 years he suffered bwh
w f -1 dreadfully; is now getting well, and I
IrJIam Fatisiicd Swift's Specific Is thai 91
ttcdKJl chief cause of his improvement. asflfl
rf7\ Jon. 12,1SS0. Pg&r.. Peru, IncL Tfg
BKfcM POISONED BY A CALF-MyPMjK
M little boy broke out with sores nndsSffil
ulcers, the resul t of the saliva of a calf coming in contact
with a cut finger. Tbe ulcers were deep and painful
and showed no inclination to heal. I gave him
Swift's Specific, and he is now well.
Feb. 15, '89. Jons P. Heard, Auburn, Ala.
Seni for books on Blood Poisons & Skin Diseases,
free. vA.,(.. Swire Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga.
f Patrimonial Paper.
16 Pases. Richly Hiuat'd.
Every taster contain neiriy 300 aJrrrliMBeiu
of Itilu tad pitleato waati?t is
corapoad for fun er ?uino?t. Saapli
coit, iec. (direr). Addrws,
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Pree with over* order.
WE guarantee no other LAWN
MOWERpe & i a
Lawn "VI ovrer or Ton ti urn la. I Jjawn Mower.
Lloyd k scprlee Hardware Co.. Philadelphia. Pa
BEST IK THE WORLD 0 R EAS E
W~ Get the Genuine. Sold Everywhere.
Wasted ia ererr Coantr. Sbrewd aen t? tc: ualer imtructioas
la urSecrc: .Service. Experience not necessary. reticulars free.
Graanaa Detectira Bureau Co.il ArcaA ?.Cig;iaaati.O.
Sir ** rzi*. ?? who bave '"ed Pieo's
KCure for Consumption
S wJiMP' fU-R"?r ?i" best OF all.
Sold everywhere. 25c.
UIICT UAUC A senrs AT ONCE. Sample Sashlr!Ua
I n^iu loc?lrr<?l)y mail for 23. stamp.
Immense. Cnvivnl'd. only;roo.l oneeveriuveiittd.
Beats weights. Salt's imp.irale led. !S1 ' ! a day.
Write qui :!:. Uroll a r;l it Co.. ClarksLut-*. \V. \a.
fiflff" lo SS ?i day. Samples worth $1.5(1 FilEE
'Jft % Lines not uiuler the horse's feet. Write
? w Brewster Safety ltein Holder Co.. Holley. Mici'.
f| Free JIasonary. SU-ns, Grips and
E'SrC Morgan's fate by mail on receipt $1.
Uwvl S(vr?i>:t'.i Pub. Co., St. Paul, Minn.
elUap'e ISoSI* Great English Gout and
mr 5 nS9?> Rhcumatic Remedy.
Utb I Box, ;M ; round 14 Pill*.
MONEY ID CHICKENS .
KNOW HOW mm
To keep them, but it Is ft k ?H| ^(|^-[hrrnf
wrong to let the poor things i| | I 71
Suffer *nd Die of tlic va- 'mi '/M
rious Maladies which afflict t\ ^vAV I #LIhem
when in z majority of SfikA.VV ftf
cases a Cure could have llftS^VvT \|y\|v?i
been effected had the owner
jiossessed a little know!- vlfrfov
edge, such as cau be procured
from the %
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At last, while in a hopeless frame,
One day she said, "There is a nam?
I've often seen?a remedyPerhaps
'twill help; I can but try."
And so, according to direction,
She took Dr. Pierce's Favorito Prescription,
And every baleful symptom fled.
And she was raised as from the dead.
the world-famed, invigorating tonic and
:xpericnced and skillful physician, and
11. It is purely vegetable and perfectly
i. It is the only medicine for the dispeculiar
to women, sold by druggists,
uu?acturers, that it will give satisfaction
1. This guarantee has been printed on
ed out for many years.
ry Medical Association, Proprietors." M
Anti-bilious Granules, are
-M^rlino' to rika nf dose.
PAYS THE FREICHT.
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Taro Beaui and Beam B?t far
Every size Scale. For freepr.ee lilt
mention this paper and add rets
JONES OF BINGHAMTON,
BINGHAMTOK, N. Y.
With Dnl rersal Log Uearu and Simultaneous Bet
Wort?, also Knyinoa, Wood PLanen. Manufactured by
SALKiU IROX WORKS, SALEM, N. O.
^ Want t? learn all about a Horse I Hoir
to Pick Oat a Good One I Know Impel"
t, fectloniiand so guard against Fraud!
Detect Disease and effect a Cure T Tell
the Age by the Teeth t What to call the
Different Parts of the Animal How
??to Shoe. All thli and other valuable
Information In our 180TACK ILLUSTRATES HOUSE BOOK,
Postpaid on receipt of onlv 25 CEXTS In stamps.
BOOK PUB. HOUSfe, 134 Leonard tit. K. Y. City.
N Y N U?14
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MILLIONS of ACRES of each in Minnesota North.
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"ASf, UA"K-. Gsnuine Nellij Fork*, fW
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iTOSriJBjr Secured by selecting those UT" |i
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A. J. NELLIS MFOt. CO., Pittsburg, Pa.
IA STOMA CUREDfe
KlJfrtiin Ast lint a Core never./'?ii?:o give tn-Kl
? mediate relief In the worst cues .insures comfort- H
J2 able ileep;eff?ctB cures where ail other* fail J H
. fgtrial eonrineeiUiemot<ikefiieaI. Price oOc. and M
Hforstainp. DaR. SCHli\r*tAN,8LPaul. Minn.H
1 have a positive remedy for tho above disease; by It* us*
thousands of casoj of the worst kind and of loHjstandlnr
have been cured. So ctronu is my faith in it* efflcacv that
I will send two bottles free, together with a valuable
treatise on this disease to any sufferer. Give Express and
P. O. address. T. A. SLOCUM. M. C., HI Tear) St. N. Y
DO YOU SEE THIS.
I WANT tu hear mil'/ from sensible men ami women
that arc tired of bogus, deceptive, Xcn-Seiisical advertisements,
offering much for nothing. That are willing
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KED C20S3 DIAHOSS 22il!S. A
Original. but. only jer.?!aean 1 fifk\
V/'ii rriiabie pill for sale. .Verer Fall.
rasO\A?k for Chichester't JCuglisr. 9^\
~V.>wDiamond Brand, <? red me- y#Hcr
C S it) "Hie boxes, ??iert with blue rib- \^Ry
>y>bon- At Drusglati. Accept \/
JfY no ether. Ail pilit in paste- v
Ljr board boxes, pink wrappers, are a dancer* ft'
out counterfeit. nd 4c. stamps; for
IT' particulars and "Ifellef for Ladlea,"<?
f* ietCer, br return rail I. 10,000 testimonials
rrott LAKES "bo bare used them. Vane Paper.
Chichester Chemical Co., Madison Sq.,Phi!a.,ra.
^^j^SSBakw 3 1 prescribe and fully en.
<83?done Blr (j as the omly
dusKfCares la ^Sg specific for the certain cure
TO & DaTB.^jJ of this disease.
JKS\3=araat?? wuH O.H.I>"GBAIIAM,M.n.,
jSg ""\Btrirurt. * Amsterdam, >\ Y.
cf urdaaljkylke ' We bare sold Bit G for
TMOk Ohio. D. B. DYCHF. 4 CO..
Wfc. ? Cblcafo. Ilf.
TMdo^^gTfttr^aarktSl.OO. Sold by Druggist*
_ n man who devoted i"> vea-s
c-t-rT]?v of his life to CONDUCTING
'$V >v A POULTRY YARD AS A
\ ' ^s, BUSINESS, not a? a pas\
' time. As the living of him'sN'
H 1'1-Hiii ?' ?C'f *nd family depended
7 V l? 'M (1 0n i1, lle o*Ve the fnbject
/'/injlliy 1 11 such attention us onlv a
lirnrnr 1 need 01 bre8d ui" comBy/Ill
-IUJ II It II maud, andthe result wasa
f grand success, auer nc unci
spent much money and lost
hundred? of valuable chiekensin
he learned in all these years
is embodied in this fiook.
which we send postpaid for
25 cents inrtaraos. It
teaches you how to Detect
and Cure Diseases, how to
Feed for Kj^rs and :i!so for
Fattening. which Fowls to
!Save for Breeding Purposes
and everything, indeed, you
should know ou t his subject.
HOOK Pl'l). IIOL'SK.
134 Leonard X. Y. City.
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no new POMMEL SLlCKKRli a pfrleet nd-o* caat. and
a. Beware of Imitation!. Nuno without tke "ruM
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