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At ? spiritual seance a widow desired
to communicate with her dead has
"I? :t really suoh a dreadful place,
?.Not at all; heaven is a delightful
"Mr. Medium," said the widow,
turning to that personage, "you have
called the wrong man in the right
place or the right man in the wrong
place. "-Texas Sifter.
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With malarial disease, but with prodigious
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lt ts beaven upon earth to have a mau'?
mind move in charity, rest in Providence an *
turn upon the poles of truth.
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floating soap made of Borax. Wrapper!? in red ink.
There aro 119,000,000 old copper pennie?
scattered a bout in the United States.
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flamed condition of the macons lining of the
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fect hearing, and when it is entirely closed
Deafness ia the result, and unless the inflam
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destroyed forever. Nine cases out of ten are
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flamed condition of th? mucous surfaces.
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The Curse of the Pigeon.
If a man wishes to keep pigeons and
confines them in wire-covered yardi
they will pay, but to have a lot of
pigeons flying over the whole neigh
borhood is a curse to every farmer and
poultryman, as they not only eat food
that other persons than the owner of
the pigeons must pay for, but they
bring and carry disease from one flock
to another, says an exchange. Choi
era, ronp and lioe are spread by pige
ons. Eveiy community should rebel,
against the man who turns a flo^fc-oTl
pigeons looee to fly whereJbfy desire.
O iris, hawks andn^rXBare blessings
?C9Hfin?WMMnugeons where poultry
is kept. -Farmers' Review.
From Ills Standpoint.
"Have you como to see about why
the garbage wasn't collected?" asked
"No, I ain't," replied the contrac
tor's agent, indignantly. "I've come
to find out what business you people
have to make a complaint over a little
thing like wai tin' a week or two
for a man to come around. That's
what I'm here for. "-Washington Star.
NO WOMAN'S LETTER PUBLISHED
EXCEPT BY REQUEST.
Sirs. Pinkhani's Tender Relations With
the Suffering of Her Sex-Women Who
Cannot Hide Their Happiness.
There is a class of women who, from
their own experience, sympathize with
their sufferiug sisters, and iu order
that such suffering
may be lessened, no
bly put aside false
modesty a nd in
us to pub
facts in her
wise it would
not be done, i
all such evidence'
is treated in sacred confidence, unless
publication is requested by thc writer.
She says to Mrs. Pinkham:-"I
wish you would publish the circum
stances of my case, in order that other
women may be benefited by my expe
"I doctored nearly all the time for
two years. I spent several hundred
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Last June I wrote to you and described
all my aches and pains. Such a long
list as there was: headache, back
ache, bearing-down pains, terrible
soreness, constipation, dizziness, feel
ing of extreme lassitude, irregularity
and nausea ; but you answered my
letter and told me just what to do. I
followed your advice.
" After taking eight bottles of the
Vegetable Compound and three bot
tles of Blood Purifier. I am glad to
write you that I have not enjoyed such
good health for years, and I ara able
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sound the praises of Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound, and a
number of my friends are taking io
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THE KNIGHT C
BY. 'BOSE. Ii
#H, my love is but a j
lassie, a wee and win
some lassie, 8he,r,8ang
a deep baritone voice,
with careless aban
: don. A girl who was
strolling along the
mountain path stop
ped and looked about
her in wonder. On one Bide ros *, the
rugged mountain, on the other lay a
deep gorge. Where was the singer ?
The question was answered by a stal
wart masoulino form swinging around
a sharp turn in the pathway just
ahead of her, and coming to a sudden
stop. Evidently a "maiden tait'" was
an unexpected vision cu this lonely
mountain trail. The hesitation was
only for an instant ; removing his hat,
he said :
"I beg your pardon. The paru is to
narrow heie I'll go back a bit, '' and
he turned. The girl followed him
with un amused smile.
"If it were only the least bit dan
gerous," the thought, "this would
really be an adventure ; but it's not,
more's the pity." She murmured her
thanks to the young man, who stood
respectfully aside to allow her pas
Henry M axon gave ona glance over
his shoulder as he again rounded the
"Well, sue is a 'winsome wee thin.2,'
but she must have thought me an
idiot to s "ara at her so ; -must be
stopping at; th? G!eii." Aud he weat
on his way.
The trail, followii ? the curve of the
mountain, formed a semicircle ; as j
Neva Hildieth reached its innermost
point, she lttcred a cry of delight ; a
tiny canci opened before her, its
rocky sides covered with a dense
growth of brush, moss and ferns;
through the branches gleamed the
white rocka of a waterless waterfall.
Miss Neva cultivate! a passion for
ferns, and i=he could not pass these by.
Entering .he canon, she was soon
gatheriuglhe dainty golden and sil
ver ferns. A particularly fiue cluster
just above the little ?all attracted her.
There were tempting little cracks and
"lean go up there jnst as well as uot,"
she thought ; and up she weat. On
reaching the higher level another lit
tle fall was disclosed, and the wild !
confusion of growth was even moro
"I must bring mamma here," niu??>J-\
the little laly ; "it is ons of^Ke^most
beautiful spots I haj^-e^er seen, now ;
-what mjirt-ifc bo with the water
tunjb?rlTgover these rooks!" Taking
'a seat on a stone, sh? gave herself up
to the contemplation of the beauties
3ut reveries must end.and girls who
climb np rocks muet climb down
again. It looked easy enough, and
the young lady had no fears as she
placed her foot upon cn appirently
firm bit of rook only to find herself
suddenly precipitated to the ground
below. Fortunately the distance was
not grear, and after a momentary
shock she picked herself up ; but when
she attempted to walk she found that
her ankle had been injured in some
way, and she was compelled to lean
against tho bank Tor support. She
tried agniD, and managed tu make her
way back to the t rail ; but here she
sank down, faint with pain, and could
go no further. Already the sun had
gone behind the mountain, and though
the opposite hills nod valleys were still
flooded with light, the shadows were
falling in the little canon.
Mies Neva 6udd?nly realized that
she was having au ?(Iventure, after all.
"It's quite romantic to sprain ono's
ankle,-people always do that in
stories,-only there can't be mauy
people passing this way to rescue me
-that young mau stared at mo so
when he saw me. And nobody knows
where lam : mamma was asleep when
I eame away. What if there should
be wild animals V-what was that man
telling about mountain lions at the
She glanced about her rather ner
vously, but she prided herself on her
"nerve," and for fully half an hour
she bore the situation very philosophi
cally, assuring herself that help must
come in some way soon. But her foot
was growing very painfu1, and the
shadows were growing very deep,
and her courage v. as fait lailing her,
when she at last heard footsteps ap
proaching. Presently she saw a Mei i
can laborer, with a spade over his
shoulder, coming around the path.
When he was opposite to her she called
to him. He stopped with an exclama
tion of astonishment, but when he
saw her foot, from which she had re
moved the boot, he asked :
"Hurta?-Mucha malo," he adde.l,
shaking his head. He listened to her
explanations with many expressions of
sympathy, and at its concision said :
"I go for Meesta Smith; we come
pretty quick," a'id moved away ata
remarkable speed-for a Mexican.
It seemed homet to the suffering
and impatient girl before she again
heard footsteps. This time it was the
"singer," and he cajne directly to
"Jose tells me that you have met
with an accident," he oaid ; "1 am
"It's only a sprained ankle, I
think," she replied, <:but that is
bad enough." T eu, forgetting every
thing but the misery of the
past hour, she cried, "Ob, dear,
oh dear ! how am I ever to get away
from this place over that dreadful
trail? I can't walk-and-there's no
other way." In spite of her "nervo"
the tears came.
Henry Maxon, looking down at the
dainty little figure with its tear
stained face, longed to piok her up in
his arms, as he would have donc a little
child, and carry her home, but he only
"Oh yes, there are other waye; we
might make a little and carry you
or-did you ever ride a burro?"
"No, but I mean to ride one before
I go home."
"Now's your chance then-that is,
if yon are not too faint to sit in the
saddle. My ranch is just around the
hill, aud 1 can have an animal here
inside of ten minutes-if you wish.''
"Ob, yei!" she exclaimed, eagerly,
"I can rid? Tory well, and I sliould
)F THE BURRO,
really enjoy a burro riJe-if it were
not for the pain," she nddod, as a
twinge reminded her of the wounded
"It is badly swollen," said Maxon,
looking sympathetically at the little
foot ; "if I could bring some arnica or
"Ob, no," she hastened to say, "it
will do very well until I get to the
In a very short time he reappeared
with a light overcoat, which she fglad
ly wrapped about her, for the air was
Soon a Mexican came, leading the
comical little beast with its flopping
ears and wicked oyes. Then Miss
Neva found herself lifted into a man's
saddle, and her lame foot carefully ad*
justed ; her rescuer took the bridle,
and by means of mach pulling and
! coaxing and an occasional punch from
the Mexican in the rear, the little
procession finally reached tho hotel.
Several sympathetic nurses attend
ed to Miss Hildreth's sprained ankle,
while sho rehearsed her adventure
with muoh glee, in spite of the p-iin.
She declared that it was quite as mach
of an adventure as a nineteenth cen
tury maiden ought to expect, and that
the "Knight of tho Burro" was in
keepiug with the age -practical, you
know. "An old time knight would
have borno me in his arms, which
would have beeb decidedly uncomfort
able for both purties before we got
over that half mile of rocky trail."
Mr. Maxon called nextday,of course,
to make inquiries, and was graciously,
if somewhat condescendingly, received
by Mrs. Hildreth ; but he found occa
' sion to stop at the little hotel almost
? every day during tue next week, and
he usually found Miss Hildrcdth on
the veranda. They had some merry
laughs over their "adventure," aud
some very pleasant chats;-but the
Hildredths were only tourists with
round trip tickets, and as soon as the
lame ankle permitted they went on
Six months later, as Henry Maxon
was stauding b?.fore one of those mar
velous exhibits from his own State-fri'
the great fair, he saw Neva HLWeth
approaching him. Their Ces met,
and she recognized him w?tu a frank
smile aud outstretched hand.
"I am glad toH.ee yow," she said ; "1
have not forgotten my California ex
-??C-r're??ci." An introduction to her
sister, Mrt. Ward, followed. Mrs.
Ward was quite absorbed by her own
escori, a learned professor, and she
pa:d little heed to her sister,
who followed in her wake accom
panied by Maxon. So it foll ont
that when luncheon was proposed,
two hours later, Maxon was still one
of the party and was invited to join
them-nu invitation which he readily
The party left the grounds soon af
terward; and it was not until Maxon
was in his own room for tho night that
he remembered, with sudden dismay,
that he had not asked Miss Hildreth's
address nor her plans for the morrow ;
he only knew that she was stopping
with friends and that she expected to
remain in Chicago a week longer.
The next day Maxon waudered aim
lessly about the Art Gallery and the
Woman's Building, instead of making
a study of certain agricultural exhib
its, a3 his ironclad itinerary called for.
By six p. m. he believed that he had
seen every woman in the United
States, except the one womaube want
ed to eec. The next day was spent in
much the samo manner. On the third
day he caught a glimpse of her, but
before he could reach her she was
It is to be feared that Maxon gained
very little knowledge during tho re
mainder of his stay at the fair. He
saw nothing more of Neva Hildreth.
He had made arrangements to visit
some of the Northern resorts, and he
had already overstayed his time in
Chicago. So one morning ho took his
seat in the sleeper of a through ex
press, feeling, bitterly, that he had
lost tho happiness of his life, perhaps,
through his own carelessness. Just as
tke train pulled out, two ladies entered
and took the election next to his.
Strong man as he wa?, the blood rushed
to his face and his heart leaped with
joy as he recognized Neva Hildreth
and her sister. Ho would lo3e no
moro opportunities. He went to them
at once, and was cordially received by
both ladies. He soon learned that
their destination was the same as bis
own, and could hardly conceal his ex
ultaren ns he thought of the long day
before him, which he resolved to make
the most of. Like a wise man,'he first
tried to converse with Mrs. Ward,
but the seemed so surprised at his
ignorance of many exhibits which in
terested her, and so overpowered him
with her knowledge, that he was most
thankful when she buried herself in
a magazine aud let him at liberty to
talk to her sister. He found Miss
Neva a most charming traveling com
panion, and managed to spend most of
tho day by her side. He found that
their plans for the week coincided
with his own-etrango to say-and as
they drew near their destination he
boldly asked permission to accompany
them on their excursion to Minne
tonka. Mrs. Ward looked her sur
prise, but she could only murmur
something about "very kind," which
the Californian coolly took for cou
sent and proceeded to ai range for
their meeting and to make suggestions
ns to ways and means in the most mat
ter-of-fact way possible
That night Mrs. Ward subjected her
younger sister to a cross-examination,
which she closed by declaring emphat
"Well, I should think you would
want to know something about that
young man before you gave him any
"I encourage him?" asked Miss
Neva, innocently ; "why, you told him
he might go."
It waa a perfect summer day that
they spent upon the beautiful sheet of
water with its musical Indian name.
' Maxon had fully determined to put
j his fate to the test, brief as had been
' their aoqnaintanoe, but the day passed
and no favorable opportunity came.
Mrs, Ward seemed to have awakened
to ber duties aa obaj>eroue, ftud Miet
-uidretu's own frank, friendly manner
liseonraged him eren more.
They stopped at the same hotel, and
tfaxon spent muc'a of bis time with
hera for several days ; still his courage
'ailed him, and he resolved more than
moe to go away, for Miss Neva would
ac vor look upon him as anything more
than a friend, at Vest. His time was
limited and the 1? st day of bis stay
They spent tho day ia making a
longer excursion than usual, and
Maxon had decided that he must pnt
a question and reueive an answer that
day, come what would. Bat Mrs.
Ward seemed to divine hit attention.
There was no eccapiug her vigilance,
and it waa not until thdv entered the
orowded car to return to tho oity that
he managed to placo her iu one seat
while he found auother for Neva and
himself. Even then he found it
hard to begin, and the- precious mo
ments slipped by. At last he ?'oked
"Do yon remember our first meet
ing, Miss Hildreth?"
"Of course," she answered, with a
"And did you think me rudo tc
stare at you so? To tell the truth, 1
thought you were a 'winsome wee las
"Ah, did yon?" she murmured just
glanciug np at him.
"My lovo ls but a lassie,
A winsome wee lassie, she,"
he repeated, softly; "and-" desper
ately, "you are the lassie, Neva."
"Baggage, sir? Checked to all parts
of the city." And a bunch of checks
were jingled in his face. . Before he
could recover himself Mrs. Ward carno
to asked a question-and then they
were rolling into the city depot.
"Miss Neva, he spoke hurriedly, "I
must leave for home in the morning,
-unless you Bay stay. " .
"lYhy," was the response, "must
you go? We shall miss you !"
"I must go," hs answered ; "I have
overstayed my time already."
They were in the aislo now, and as
they struggled along, pushed and
jostled by the impatient throng, he
spoke once more :
"Shall I go - or stay, Neva?"
There was no reply, and his heart
"I'd no business to spring it on her
like this," he thought; "I've offended
her now, aud no wonder-fool that 1
He saw tho ladies to a carriage, and
with his hand on the door said:
"I must thank you for your many
kindnesses; I have enjoyed to-day im
mensely-and all tho week. To-mor
row I go-"
"To the falls, do ycu not?" inter
rupted Miss Hildreth. - "We do tho
falls to-morrow, sister. And," lean-,
ing forward she added mischievously,
"perhaps there are no baggageinen out
there."-The Now Bohemian.
Many Varieties ot Leman?,
The psrson whose knowledge of
lemons is limited to an occasional
purchase of a dozen will be surprised
to know that there are seventeen dis
tinct varieties grown in California and
Florida. These differ in 6ize, shape,
quality of skin and in keeping quali
ties. Bat there are only four varie
ties that have any degree of popular
ity in California. These are the
Eureka, Lisbon, Villa Franca ' and
Bonnie Brae. The Eureka has proved
the best bearer in California. Noone
koows exactly how long a lemon tree
that has oare and cultivation will con
tinue to bear fruit. Tho Franciscan
monks kept no records of the fruit
trees growing about the missions. So
far as known, a lemon tree will boar in
California for forty-five or fifty
years. There are in the less fertile
soils of Sicily and Corsica several ?rees
over a century old still bearing. A
tree in Calfornia will bear some fruit
tho fourth year from its planting in
the orchard, and when it is eight
years old it will bear nearly four
boxes of fruit each year. When it is
twelve years old it has reached ita full
vigor; but it is not for twenty or
more years yet that it begins to show
signs of old age. The oldest known
lemon tree in California is that in the
mission gardens at Santa Barbara. It
was probably planted about 1821. It
has a'good foliage and looks strong
and sturdy, but it ha3 borne only a
dozen or so lemons in the last fifteen
years. When it was twenty years old
it bore half a ton of fruit in one sea
son, but rot of good quality.
Habi-s of Whales.
The food of whales has long been
known to consist of minute sea crust?
ceo. Mr. Gray was familiar not only
with the whale's food, hut observed
its manner of feeding and the way in
which it took its nap "after meals."
"No doubt," he wrote, "whales are
very particular in the quality of their
food, for they are never to be found
feeding where tho water ia dirty, but
almost invariably in clean, clear,
dark-blue or light olive-green water.
The usual way in which a whale feeds
is to chose a spot where the food is
plentiful and swim backward and for
word for 200 or 300 yards, with the
nose just under water. They invari
ably swim from or e side of the beat
baak again to whe:re they started from
with their mouths open. Then they
close their jaws and swallow the food
"They will go on in this way feed
ing for an hour or more ; after this
they will disappear under the nearest
ice and sleep there until they como
out for exercise oz for another meal.
Unlike other warm-blooded animals,
they do not require to breathe
through their nostrils while aleep,
and they do not do so. Whales can
sleep as well under water as they do
npon the surface, aa I have often seen
them disappear under solid ice and ro
main there for many hours at a time.
Somotimes they fall asleep with thei:
heads down and o ily their tails stand
ing out of the water."-The Spec
Collectively, Tc o Much for Him.
A doctor onoe refused to take a fee
for attending a friend during a
dangerous illness. Upon his recovery,
however, the patient presented the
agreeable amount in a purse, saying :
"Sir, in this purse I have put overj
day's fee ; and your goodness must not
get the better of ny gratitude. ''
The dootor eyec. the pune, counted
the number of days, and, holding oui
his hand, replied :
"Well, I can hold out no longer.
Singly, I could have refused them foi
a year, but oolleotively they aro irre
s?8tible. "-New York Ledger.
A Rejected Statue.
The statue of Cardinal Newman,
which was offered to and refused bj
the University of Oxford, England,
has been set up on a vacant plot o!
ground adjoining the priests' hcuse al
the Brompton Oratory. The statue ii
of white stone, nome thirty feet ir
height, and consists of a pedestal witL
sculptured dado surmounted by foui
columns, on whioh is plaoed a figure
of Our Lady. The Cftrdiual lt renre
PLEASANT LITERATURE FOB
FEJIINII?B READERS. '
NOVEL WEDDING CUSTOM.
At some recent weddings, in lieu of
the time-honored, hut lately much
criticised rice-throwing, bowls of rose
leaves anc1 orango blosnorae have been
handed to the bridesmaids and
younger men of the wedding party
with which to shower tho departing
couple. U is more picturesque cer
tT.USADE AOAIN'ST WRINKLES.
Women will havo to organise a new
crusade against wrinkles md the
of '?he skin if they persist in following
up all the open air pursuits which be
long to man's kingdom. Fresh air in
all kinds of weather may be conducive
to health, but it is very trying to deli
cate skins. Women who row and ride
bicycles should substitute oatmeal or
boiled bread and milk for eoap. The
dry skin is especially sensitive to the
effects of sun and air, and needs all
the precautions it is possible to fin 1
to keep [it smooth and white. Pota
toes boiled in milk arc said to bc very
effectivo in whiteniug und softening
tho skin, and almond meal should be
on every toilet table.
AN ANCIENT COSMETIC.
The cool cucumber now ilourishetb
in the garden. The coolness of the
cucumber has been ascertained to be
a scientific fact, It is always consid
erably oooler than the surrounding at
mosphere. It has also long possessed
some reputation as a cosmetic, in the
old meaning of tho word, a "healer"
of the complexion, not a "beautifier."
The cream of cucumbers ia prepared
from the pulp of peeled cucumber,
with a mixture of al mor -1 oil and other
ingredients. Purchase from a trust
worthy druggist four ounces of al
mond oil, add a quarter of an ounce
each of white wax and of spermaceti.
Put these ingredients in a jar, and set
the jar in a saucepan with warm water
leaching up to within two inches of
the rim. Let tho water boil. A mar'
malade jar is just about the right size
to use. When the wax and speimaceti
are melted into the oil add five table
spoonfuls of the thick juice of a large,
nearly ripened oucumh jr. Obtain the
juice by pressing the pulp on a fine
hair sieve. Color tin cream with a
few drops of spinach green. Use
enough to give a very delicate tint of
green. Pour ii tbiiaTfofi-icto several
small jars. It is an excellent cure for
sunburn and is very healing and
soothing to thc skin.
Wash the skin at night thoroughly
with warm water before applying the
cream. Dry off all the moisture a soft
damask towel will absorb, and rub the
cream of cucumbers gently into tho
skin. In the morning wash it off with
warm water, and tono tho skin with a
bath of cold water to make the tissues
DISCOVBBIKS BY WOMEN.
It has always been the mission ol
women, in all climes and circum
stances, to contribute to the physical
comfort and social enjoyment of hu
manity, as well an to tho moral ad
vancement. Thero arc not many pages
in history devoted to recording the
great acts of women, nor does science
bear thc impress cf thc feminine mind
to any extent. Religious revolutions,
which have turned the course of Na
tions, have been inaugurated by mon,
and yet in tradition and popular story
we find so many incidents going to
show her influence upon thc habit and
sentiment of the world. It is not by
one startling maneuver that the
mother makes the home the haven of
rest to tho members of her family, but
by steady effort, day after day, little
by little, she increases its influence.
When the colonies of England were
striving for a foothold along tho
southern coast of North America, they
had difficulty in finding somo product
adapted to the climate which would do
for export to tho mother coan tr v, and
bring m some returns. Then it was
that a woman commenced to experi
ment with all patience, and finally ex
hibited to her friends the indigo plant,
which became the staple of the Caro
linas until the patenting of the cotton
gin. This was the result of thought
and care, which were characteristic of
the women of the colonies. Before
the sex were educated to this point,
there are told stories of how they
stumbled upon discoveries for which
all mankiud has reason to thank them.
Such a talo is told in China, where the
use of tea originated. It is said that
the daughter of a reigning sovereign
was hopelessly enamored of ?\ young
nobleman whose caste did not permit
him lo aspire to her hand, but they
occasionally exchanged glances and
often ho found moans to placo a few
blossoms in her hand. One time ow
ing to the close surveillance of her at
tendants, she was only able to oatch a
few little leaves of the bouquet he in
tended for her. This she treasured
and placed in a tumbler of water. The
princess, then in the excess of her love,
drank the water and then ate the stem I
and leaves. This sho continued to do,
Anding in it a reminder of her lover,
and liking the flavor of the tea, wir ch
was the plant loft in her hand by h^r
lover. Uer ladies copied this custom
ot here, and from this the whole Chi
nese Nation became one of tea drink
3rs. So that a woman, as early as six
hundred years, B. C., introduced to
tho world this great physical solace,
[t was an accident, but from it could
be drawn the deduction that a woman
in following tho true inclination of
her affection and disposition has the
widest field open to her to benefit her
Honitin effects are noted in the new
Some of tho new parasols have very
unique handles of crystal.
The more elegant of the now hats
have a touch of real iaoe introduced
somewhere about them.
In millinery two contrasting shades
of tulle, one laid over the other, are
often used to give the changeable ef
The bouquet ring is the latest jewelry
fad. It is composed of varicolored
stones and roaches above tho first
Quantities cf flowers and foliage
are used, and tho ambition is to get
as many kinds of flowers on a hat as
Ptiffi, the old-fashioned, narrow,
straight puffs, aro coming in again.
Some new Paris gowns have skirts
made of puffs of chiffon two inches
wide, joined by lace insertion an inch
wide and mounted over silk linings.
Soft corn-yellow pique, which
proved so popular last summer, is
again a favorite, and somo of the
dresses of this fabric aro made exceed
ingly elaborate with trimmings of
heavy RttfsjRQ lace na I black Yelyet
f OPIUS OF INTEREST RELATIVE
TO FAR31 AND GARDEN, .
VALUE OF HEATED GRAIN. v
Gr a that has been heated will not
do for feed, nor will it make good
bread. If grain is at all damp when
thrashed, it should be thoroughly
dried by spreading it on a door in a
dry, airy place and shoveling it over
twice a day until it is quite dry. Any
how, even dry grain will heat, be
cause, unless it has been kept in a
slack or in a mow long enrugh to go
through a fermentation or full ripen
ing, which il will do when gathered
in large bulk, this fermentation will
occur in the granary and wiil be lia
ble to injure the grain, de&troyicg its
value for seed or bread. Heated
gram is sweeter than other grain, and
may be used to advantage for feeding
to animals. It is always be^t to crush
or coareely grind wheat of rye boibre
feeding it, ns it is better digested.
A SIMPLE TREE PROTECTOR.
The cut shows a timplc but effective
method of supporting young treer, es
pecially where a largo orchard is set.
In such case, the saving of a little la
bor at each tree amounts to a great
deal io the case of thc whole orchard.
The trunk of the tree rests in the
angle between three stakes, and ia
held there by a strip of cloth used as
a string. Thc cloth is twisted about
so as to have a fold of it between the
trunk and the stakes, to prevent chaf
ing. The stakes oro bouud together
by a bit of wire. Tho cloth wiil
stretch and loosen sufficiently, so that
tho growing trunk of the tree will not
be bound at all. A large orchard can
be staked out in this way with very
little labor, and the result will prove
very sat it factory, as every one of the
three stakes acts as a braco--some
thing that cannot be said of such as
are driven about the tree perpendicu
'arly. -American Farmer.
. THE IRRIGATED FARM.
What is the beet thing to grow on
I An trrigated farm ? is a question ofteu
asked but very seldom satisfactorily
answered. The usual advice is to
grow what there is the most money in.
Sometimes there is a rage for peaohos,
at other times for alfalfa, with the
usual result that whatever crop is
popularly believed to be the most
profitable is usually overdone and the
markets glutted with an over supply.
If a man is a working farmer and un
derstands his business, says a writer
in tho Irrigation Age, I believe there
is always most money in raising what
is consumed in the family, and herein
lies the ?ret advantage of having n
farm under irrigation. It will always
insure lood for the farmer's family,
however email tho farm be. The first
consideration, therefore, should bc
to see that the family is sup
plied with flour, fruit and vegetables.
Wheat may not be profitable aa a mar
ket crop if grown ou a small scale, but
better raise it yourself than pay eome
one else to do it for you. Besides,
yon probably save freight or hauling
and the profits'of two or three mer
chants. The samo may be said of
corn, which has the advantage of be
ing raised the same year after wheat
in many irrigated counties of thc
South. The fodder will also make
very useful feed for stock if a corre
sponding proportion of alfalfa is fed
with it. Alfalfa is a crop that should
never be omitted on an irrigated farm.
It will supply more food for hogs,
cows, horses and poultry to the acre
than anything I know of, and is a sure
cropper with plenty of water. With
the crops already mentioned a farmer
should insuro aregnlar supply of eggs,
milk, butter ; poultry and bacon, and
have something left over to sell. But
I am aware that thia advice, although
perfectly sound, will not satisfy the
average farmer, who is always hanker
ing after something that there is
money in. Well, on this point I think
it good policy to grow that which can
not bo successfully grown without irri
gation. In my experience thoso aro
tho crops which usually pay the best
in the long run. This is what makes
alfalfa such a paying crop. On no
food can bacon aud milk bc so cheaply
raised, and if were not for the tact
that it cannot be grown without Irri
gation, no farm in thc world would bo
without its alfalfa field. Celery and
strawberries aro two other cheap
crops which, except in a few favored
localities, do much better with irriga
tion than without. Several strawberry
growers in the East have made up
their minds that, even where the rain
fall is excessive, artificial irrigation is
necessary to insure regular -orops and
they are putting up windmills and
other devices for pumping water. I
believe tho day is not distant when
very few strawberry growers will risk
the*loes of their crops by droughts,
and they must necessarily go to a great
expense if they have to pump tho
water. This expense is saved on the
farm furnished with water from a
canal. A good principle to follow in
business is always to stick to somo
line in which you have special advan
tagee. Don't do what every fool can
do. Do not bo led away with the idea
that Ibero is a fortnnc in lemons, or in
almonds, or in olives. The natural
law of supply and demand tends to re
duce tho profits on all crops to a level,
aud what to day looks tho most profit
able will to-morrow bo the most un
profitable. But grow what you are
best situated and fitted for and you
will hardly ever make a uii6tak?\
Tho railways of the world curry
OYtr 10,000,000 passengers weekly,
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"Angelina," ?aid Jiinsmith, looking
up from his book with au injured air,
"I thought you told me this was one
of William Black's stories."
"So it is," replied Mrs. Jimsmith.
"I don't believe it," was the blunt
"Now, George, don't be stupid.
There is his name right on the title
"I can't help that; some imposter
is using Black's name."
"Why, what makes you think so?"
"I've read fourteen pages of the
novel and noone has caught a tish yet."
Incorrigible Dr. Johnson.
A literary lady onco expressed to
Dr. Johnson her approval of his dic
tionary, and particularly her sathf tc
tiou in li ruling that he had not Admit
ted aoy impro2>er words.
"No, madam," replied tho inc >rrigi
b?o Johrs >n, "I hope I have not soiled
my fingers. 1 find, however, that you
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Mrs. Cjbwigger-To tell yon,
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summer who plays such a poor game
of poker as you. -New York Sunday
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