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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR. EDUEFIELD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1897. VOL. LXII. NO. 39.
"JEST MAKE YEF
In these 'ere times it takes ft lo
Phlloserphy to harden him, sot
Without incouragement and sot
Ef living in his own good hous<
The blues will come as unbeknc
An' all yer ease and socialncss I
An* so lt's well to call to mind '
When pressed for higher board
It show'd a streak that's well ti
To hump along tho best yer car
Ef honesty requires less grub, i
Ef coarse clothes keep yer cred
Fer bigger folks than us have d
An' proved it did not keep then
So now an' then let's call to mil
In answer to his hostess' greed
By HELEN FOI
'HY they called it
would have puz
zled an archteol
gist. For it was
not a tower, never
had been a tower,
and in all proba
bility never had
been intended for
It was a cottage, one-storied, strag
gling and comfortable, with a semi
circular parlor in the front, which,
topped off with a comical imitation of
wooden battlements, was half covered
with waving sprays of woodbine and
clinging sheets" of ivy.
But "The Tower" it had always been
entitled, and after that lawsuit came
up it acquired a sort of celebrity under
the old, familiar name.
"Yes," said Miss Isidora Ives,
"The Tower is mine still, and I in
tend to keep it. Everything else they
have taken away from me, because
some loggerheaded old ancestor of j
mine signed his name to a deed 'John
B. Robinson' instead of 'John C. Rob
inson.' As if one letter of tao alpha
bet could make any difference! I've
no patience with people! The majesty
of the law, indeed! Pshaw!"
"But if the rest of the property be
longs to your Cousin Robinson, so
does Th? Tower," suggested Mrs. Mil
"Ican't help-that," said Miss Isi
, dora. "Here I am and here I mean
to stay, law or no law."
Mrs. Milroy opened her weak eyes.
Feeble as -a kitten herself, she could
.scarcely comprehend sn ?h. valiant res
olution in another.
"But if they come here with t^'e
writ of habeas corpus?" she faltered.
"Then," said Miss Isidora, "they'll
have to clear out again. Common
sense is common sense. The house
is mine, and I mean to keep it. I've
got new bolts and bars to all the doors,
and I keep a kettle of boiling water on
the stove night and day, and my
friend, Mr. Jeffreys, who is a clerk in
a law office, has given me the hint never
to let in a man with a bag."
"Why not?" breathlessly questioned
"Don't you see?" said Miss Isidora,
snapishly. "Because i: viii be full of
law papers. Writs and summonses,
and all that sort of thing."
"Oh!" said Mrs. Milroy.
Thus, acting npon the hint, Miss
Isidora turned the plumber's man
away, and resolutely declined to have
anything to say to the book-agent and
the tract-distributor. She considered
herself in a state of siege, took her
morning's milk into the window with
a tin pail and a chain, communicated
with the trailes'-people from behind
two square inches of doorway, and
took everybody she did not know for
an enemy. The Tower was hers, and
The Tower she meant to keep. And
Rebecca, her little maid, was stricken
with breathless admiration for her
'/But, of course, ma'am," said Re
becca, "nobody can stand against the
. "I'll see whether they can or not!"
said Miss Isidora Ives. "Be sure you
keep the kettles well filled, Rebecca,
and don't let the fires go out,, day or
And whenever she received through
the mail a letter with a legal appear
ance, or an envelope crested with the
firm address of Messrs. Tape <fe String
ham, her Cousin Robinson's lawyers,
she invariably poked it between tte
bars of the grate, and smiled vindic
tively to see it blaze.
"What aro we to do with such a
oase as this?" said Mr. Tape, when he
heard all this.
"Put in a sheriffs officer at once,"
said Stringham. "The woman is a
trespasser, and has been all her life."
"No, no, no!" said Mr. Tape, bland
ly. "She's a woman. No harsh meas
ures. It is Gideon Robinson's express
injunction that all courtesy be shown
to the defendant. We'll try something
else before we proceed to extremities."
And one pleasant October afternoon,
when the air was all-blue mist, and
the setting sun shone as if through a
medium of opaque gold, the landlord
of the Toplady Arms came puffing up
tho hill with a stout, pieasant-faced
gentleman, and rang the bell, which
echoed like a' double chime through
the tiny tower.
"Go away!" said Miss Isidora, from
the window, spying the tops of two
"Oh, ray, ma'am!" squeaked Re
becca over her shoulder, shall I get
"I beg pardon, ma'am," said the
stranger, "but-" * . .
"Go away, I say!" sternly repeated
Miss Isidora Ives. "Robeoca, bring in
that kettle! I'll have you to-under
stand that I am not to be trifled with."
But by this time mine host of the
Toplady Arms had simultaneously re
covered his breath and his presence of
"Miss Ives," he puffed,stertorously,
don't be frustrated! It's only Israel
"Bless the man's heart!" said Miss
Isidora, "why didn't e say so before?
And what on earth ...J you want here,
"It'sa lodger, Miss Ives," said Jen
kins, who had married Miss Isidora's
old nurse, and somehow felt himself to
bs connected with the family.
'.A-lodger?" repeated Xian Im
? CRU?L THINNER,"
frto satisfy a fellow-.
be poetry to mellow*
$i ho cannot bo contented,
) er jest in one that'3 rented.
)wn as persons out a-bikln',
thoy seem-well, gone a-strikin'.
tvhat Franklin said at dinner
ono day-"Jest make yer gruel thinner!"
j havo-the streak, determination,
i. though facing of starvation.
fay, make the grub bill shorter;
it up, then wear 'em, as yer orter.
ono some close econermlsin',
i down who had a will fer rlsin',
ad what Franklin said at dinner,
-"Jest make yer gruel thinner!"
-Will T. Hale, in Nashville American,
"This isn't a lodging-house, man
"Yes'm-I'm quite aware of that,"
said Israel, meekly. "And where no
offense is intended, it's hoped as none
will be took. But, knowing as you
w?? alone and unprotected
"I don't know what you call unpro
tected," brusquely interrupted Miss
Ives. "I've got a loaded gun and a
sis-gallon kettle of boilingwater here."
_ "And," mildly went on Israel Jen
kins, "this 'ere gentleman, a Mr. Mar
shall, of Alabama, wanted a pleasant
lodging in the neighborhood, which
meals could be took at the Toplady
Arm-though our apartments is all oe
cupied wtth the gentry as come to fish
and shoot, through October-and No
vember-and it might be a consolation
to you. Miss Ives, to have a gentleman
about the premises; and I could par
ticular recommend him as very quiet
"Good gracious!" said Mist Isidora.
"Why don't the man speak up for
himself? Is he deaf and dumb?"
"It would be a great kindness,
ma'am,".said Mr. Marshall, of Ala
bama, at this direct appeal.
Miss Ives hesitated.
"Well," she said at last, "I don't
know that I've any objections. Re
becca, unbolt and unchain the door!"
And so The Tower garrison was
strengthened by au addition of one.
Of course, Miss Isidora Ives told
Mr. Marshall the whole story before j
he had dwelt twenty-four hours be- \
hind the queer little wooden battle
ments of Tho Tower. Mr. Marshall
listened quietly. - ? j
"Isn't it a clear case 'of swindling
and extortion?" she demanded, cx
onolie side] like aman' Bl au' n?iupi?u;. -J
her cheeks reddened, her plump little
fist unconsciously doubled. " ,
"I should think so," said Mr. Mar- ^
"Would you'submit to it?" she
"No, I wouldn't," said Mr. Mar- .
shall. J* 1
"And all because my. great-grand- Jj
father's name was written John B., in
stead of John C., in the deed," per- v
sisted Miss Isidora. "Why, any
schoolboy would be ashamed to avail 0
himself of any equivocation like that!" a
Mr. Marshall proved himself a quiet *
and peaceable member of the little ('
household. He liked dogs, and al
lowed Miss Ives' King Charles spaniel I
to sleep, undisturbed, amid the papers v
on his table. " a
He was partial to birds, and en- v
tered, at once, into the most friendly i
of alliances with the parrot and the
macaw. Ho grafted Miss Isidora's (
orange tree for her, and showed her x
a new way to train her wax plants. ^
And at the end of four weeks Miss ^
Isidora put into execution apian which j
she had long been forming. (
"Mr. Marshall," said she, "it's a t
great deal of trouble for you to go
three times a day trampiug down that
long hill to thc Toplady Arms and fl
back again. You are no longer a .
stranger to us here. We have learned ^
to respect and trust you. If you
choose to take your meals with us J
here, I shall be quite willing to admit
you to my frugal table, as a friend."
Mr. Marshall's countenance changed '
oddly. He made a curious sound in .
his throat as if he were swallowing ;
"Miss Isidora," he said, "I can't." ;
"Can't!" repeated the lady.
"Nothing could induce me to eat
salt under this roof," said Mr. Mar
shall, incoherently. ,
"Bless and save us! Is the man
mad?" cried Miss Isidora Ives.
"I am, socially speaking, a fraud,"
said the stranger-"a forgery."
Miss Ives sat down on the sofa in a
helpless way and stared at him.
"But your sweet graciousness and
kindness have conquered me," added
"What do you mean?" said Miss
"Just this," said the stranger, "I
am here on false pretenses. I am
your cousin, tho plaintiff. My name
isn't Marshall, but Gideon Marshall
"Ma'am," whispered the heartless
maid, who turned absolutely green on
hearing the name of the family
enemy, "shall I bring the kettle of
"Rebecca," said Miss Ives, "hold
your tongue and go out and feed the
young turkeys. I am fully compe
tent to manage this matter myself."
And Rebecca, feeling herself put
"I came here," went on Mr. Rob
inson, "to look into the facts of the
ca"e for myself. I have heard of your
prejudices against me-"
"Yes, I think so," interposed Miss
"And I do not blame you for them,"
said Mr. Robinson. "Now that I am
personally acquainted with you, Miss
Ives, nothing could induce me to
"Iniquitous claim!" interposed Isi
"Iniquitous claim!" acceded Mr.
Robinson, with a repetition of the
swallowing sound. "Just wha? you
please to call it. I respect you a3 a
lady, but I appreciate you as a rela
tive; but, of course, knowing who I
am, you cannot tolerate me any longer
as your friend. I will pack my hag
and dopar'.' at once. I can only feel
regretful'that X hare doooi?ed you io
long. I feel myself to be a hype
and a swindler!"
He waited meekly to receiv<
full tide of Miss Isidora's cu
wrath. She put out her plump
hand, with four dimples in the
"Don't go!" she said, in a
^'What!" cried the incredulousp
"There's no reason why we she
n't be friends," said Miss Ives, ii
odd, brusk way. "Things seen
very different, now that We
acquainted with each other. Coal
"Isidora," said Mr. Bobin
"we're cousins, you know, twice
moved. I may call yoxi Isidora?'
"Oh, certainly!" said Miss Ives.
"We are the two last seen
"Plaintiff and defendant," nod
"Exactly so. Now it has ;
occurred to me-I mean. I've b
thinking of it for some time-tba
we were to unite our claims-"
"To get married, do you meai
said Isidora, bluntly.
"Yes, precisely. It would put
end to all litigation," pleaded ]\1
"So it would," observed Miss ]
"Would you be willing to mai
me?" said Mr. Gideon Marshall Bob
. "Y-yes!" said Isidora. "I think
should. I'm not young; but then s
and-thirty is not absolutely old."
"You are a rose in full bloom," ss
Mr. Bobinson, enthusiastically, "a
I myself am not a mere boy, it mu
"And if people should laugh at us
"Why, we'll let 'em laugh," sa
"And we'll laugh, too," said tl
middle-aged lover, cheerfully.
The fire was allowed to go dow:
the kettle cover taken off, the chargi
drawn from the gun, and The Towi
pronounced to be no'longer in a sta'
And this was the way in which th
"anions case of Bobinson vs. Ive:
?rhich had promised to swell the fe?
jf lawyers innumerable for the ne?
?en years, was removed from th
Jourt of records. And no one wa
K>rry except the legal gentlemen afore
SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL.
The perspiration from human beings
f injected into rabbits or dogs, cause;
A machine for registering the stroke!
aade by the oarsmen in a rowboat wa:
ecently exhibited in London.
Dr. Weinek'8 great photographic
tl^f nf thn mr.nn in + V.r.-uiyLwui
In the night illumination of the
british fleet of warships assembled
jr the Jubilee naval review 75,000
ixteen-candle power electric lamps
A goldfish will die in ninety minutes
t placed in water which contains one
er cent, of alcohol. In water which
ontains twenty per cent, of alcohol it
rill die instantly.
Common salt that is used daily in
ur food is needed in the body. . It
ids digestion and the assimilation of
he food, and helps in the composition
f many of the tissues.
A prize of $500 is offered for 1898
ty L'Industrie Electrique for the best
irork done in the manufacture of per
iianent magnets. It is not stated
whether or not the prize is open for
A hospital has been opened in Lon
lon for the treatment of wounds,
deers and kindred ailments by oxygen
jas. The new method of treatment
vas suggested by the Zulus. When
hey are wounded, they climb an
uniuenco and expose their wounds to
he pure air of the mountain tops.
What is called Fronde's Law of In
;rease in the Speed of Ships assumes,
is an example, that an increase of one
n a hundred, or, as we may say, about
bur miles a day in the swiftest trans
Vtlantic steamers, calls for two per
;ent. of added length, six per cent, of
Hsplacement, seven per cent, of horse
power and fuel.
The bayonets of mariues on board
British ships-of-war having frequently
become highly magnetized through
proximity to dynamos, and thus af
fected the ships' compasses when the
weavers passed them. Sentries have
been ordered not to wear side-arms
when on duty in the dynamo flats.
This is expected to overcome the dif
A Canadian sea captain has invented
an apparatus with which he thinks
whales can be killed by electric shock.
A harpoon is fixed at the end of a
long metallic cable, properly insulated,
and which serves in place of the usual
rope. Through this cable an electrio
current of 10,000 volts is to be sent
by means of a dynamo carried in tho
An electric target, the invention of
two Austrian military men, is reported
to have given satisfactory results in a
recant test at Gratz. The target is of
the usual form, but made of meshes of
wire tolerably close together. It is
connected with the stand by an elec
tric cable, and when any part of it ia
hit by a ball the electric current is
closed, ringing a bell, and signaling
on an indicator at the stand the por
tion of the target struck.
To Ireland by Tunnel.
It is expected to erect a tunnel be
tween Scotland and Ireland from the
Mull of Cantire to Tor Point, in
County Antrim, a distance of only
thirteen miles. A tunnel between
these two points will cost about $30,
000,000, with an additional ?5,000,000
for the gradings. A novel suggestion
has been put forward which will
abolish tunneling altogether. It is to
construct a bridge enclosed in a con
tinuous cylinder sunk some fifty feet
below the surface and kept in position
by anchors and chains.
Saved the Boy.
An old man, eighty-eight years ol
age, standing on the bridge at
Strakouitz, near Pilson, in Bohemia,
saw a schoolboy drowning in the river
at Wattawa. He jumped in, got the
boy to land, but sank back exhausted
and was being carried off by the our
?rent when an eighteen-year-old girl
? iwAin to him as.d saved him. - -
The big game that William C. Whit
ney has brought on from the Rocky
Mountains to occupy his 80?0 acres on
October Mountain, about four miles
from Lenox, Mass., is creating gre,at
interest among the New York people
who have summer places in Lenox
and viciuity. He has secured some of
the largest buffaloes in this country
and has considerable other wild game-J
from the Rocky Mountains, the only j
specimens which have ever been
brought to the East, except a few
wilina the late Austin Corbin had up
in New Hampshire. They are toe
finest specimens that could be secured
in Montana, Wyoming and along the
range of the Rocky Mountains in that;,
His herd of buffaloes numbers thir
teen, while his elk and deer aro twice
that number. The buffaloes are of
especial interest because they haye
became so rare in this country. ' Be?"
giuning with the great bull buffalo*'
McKinley, which stands at the head'
sf the herd, weighing 2600 poundsj
3own to others weighing 1000 pounds;
moy are the rarest specimens in Amer
ica^ ' The great bull McKinley and the
mtire herd were brought East Tfith
.he greatest difficulty. They came in
;wo freight palace cars, in charge of
;he Adams brothers, who were given
?he order by Mr. Whitney over a year,
igo. Some of the buffaloes they raised
hemselves. The chief of the herd,
McKinley, is six years old and is the
lgliest animal that, has ever been
nought East. He is the chief figuro
n the buffalo picture and ho doesn't
.How any biped to come into the en
MB. WHITNEY'S FAVORITE ELK.
ilosure without a protest. It was
?vith great difficulty that he was taken
jut of the car, which he nearly tore to
pieces, and was taken up on October
Mountain from the Lenox station in
an immense crate, drawn by four
horses. He excited the greatest in
terest all tho way, from the time he
n-as loaded into the car until he got to
The buffaloes ara confined in about
BOO acres of land surrounded by a fence
which is nine feet eight inches high,
made of steel wire. McKinley has
tried to-get through it several times,
but he found in locking horne with it
that it has beaten him every time. It
has been tested by a twenty-five horse
power engine, which has been rushed
against it with all its force. Since Mc
Kinley has found that he cannot get
through the fence he has become do
cile, and is quite content to stay in
the enclosure, which has the best
grass that can be procured for a herd
The other buffaloes are becoming
used to their new home. There is
another bull which weighs only 100
pounds less than McKinley, but is not
as vicious. The whole buffalo, herd
have wandered about the enclosure
with the greatest curiosity. They
look about for places where they can
escape, but are becoming contented,
as the gamekeeper treats them well.
They are, however, wild, and it is
dangerous to venture near them, and
so unsafe for any one to go inside the
enclosure that it is with the greatest
difficulty that pictures could be taken
The dozen antelopes have all eloped.
As soon as they were put into their
thousand acres, surrounded by its
wire fenoe, they rushed away into the
thicket, and even the gamekeepers
hu ve been unable to find them. Some
times of a clear morning glimpses of
them have been caught in the dis
tance on the rocky hilltop above the
forest, but as soon as any one tried
to trace thom they again disappeirod,
*nd are keeping thim?olv?8 80,Twy
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FOREST . m
H BIG GAME. |
quiet that it is impossible to tell
whether all of them have survived or
got, but it is probable that they have.
?They undoubtedly enjoy the wildness
of" the region, which resembles their
LJRocky Mountain home, and where
ijthey nre no more liable to be mo
lested than in their own mountain
When Mr. Whitney wanted to see I
mis antelopes he was told that they
had all cleared out. He went out and
.tried to find them himself, but without
^success. He had the same experience
with a dozen black-tailed deer that were
.brought on at tho same time. . They
were turned into an enclosure of 1000
j-?-?_ . ?_
THE ELK ENCLOSURE.
ir more acres and left to roam at their
?wn sweet will. They are the first
blackmailed deer brought to New Eng
The Adams brothers have instructed
;he gamekeepers to feed them when
?hey come around. It is probable*
;hat they will not be seen until they
?et hungry late in the fall, when the
rra3s is gone. The country where j
hey are placed contains roaring
oountain brooks and small ponds
vhick in a measure resemble their na
ive country. ' ?
The thirty-five elks which were
wrought qn last year all survived the
tinter and are doing well. They were
roung animals when they came on,
mt their horns have grown out so that
hey would not be recognized. They
ire very tame, and, although inclosed
n over one thousaud acres, the same
,s tho inclosures for the others, when
ha gamekeeper gives a piercing whis-:
le they all gather around him like
p-many sheep. They aro. exceeding
?dmniignmn ami nftvpMiVa flnrmftlfi
?bst docile manner. No one likes to
;et near the bucks, however, for they
ave a disagreeable manner of jump
ag on visitors with their forefeet. It
doesn't take them long to become ac
uainted with the people who feed
hem and they respond readily to the
alls for meals. They are fed grain,
^t*"and other cereals, just the same
s if they were domestic animals.
It is not au easy matter to take care
if this large natural, history preserve
m October Mountain, and. a half 'lozen
;amekeepers are employed to keep
rack of tho animals. These game
lepers live in one of the farmhouses
?n the land, and they are out day and
light looking after their charges.
Mr. Whitney has only given up
tbout three thousand acres to the
jame he has already .brought on, and
vhathe is going to do with the other
ive thousand acres remains to be seen.
He has a large number of game
?rds, has stocked his brook with
?rout, and it is evident that in a few
?rears this will be the greatest private
jame preserve in this country.
How to Make a Permanent Paste.
Soak an ounce of refined gelatine in
:old water for an hour, then drain off
ind squeeze out the water as much as ^
possible. Put the gelatine in a jelly- ;
pot, and place the pot in a pan of hot (
.vater over the fire. When the gela
;ine has meited, stir in slowly 2i
juncos of pure alcohol. Put in a wide
mouthed bottle and cork tightly. This (
jlue or paste will keep indefinitely, j
ind can be melted for use in a few i
minutes by setting the bottle in a basin ;
3f hot water. As it contains a very j
3mall percentage of water, it affects ;
the gloss of the prints but little, and .
dries almost immediately.-Harper's ]
Round Table. 1
Strength of Steel.
An experiment which demonstrated
the oapacity of steel to endure greater
pressure than the hardest stone was
recently made at Vienna, Corundum
was chosen for the stone, and small
cubes of both substances were placed
under pressure. A weight of six tons
smashed tho corundum, but forty-two
tons were required to crush the steel.
When the steel did give way, the ef
fects are described as most remarka
ble. With a loud explosion the metal
flew into powder, and its sparks aro
said to have bored minuto holes in the
A Clover Engineering Feat.
City Engineer Morris R. Sherrerd
did a piece of engineering work yes
terday that has never been done be
fore. By a device, patented by Mr.
Sherrerd and Engineer D. W. French,
Superintendent of the Hackensack
Water Company, a valve was placed in
a six-inch water main without shutting
off the water. A piece of tho water
main was cut out, and tho valvo put in
placo and securely fastened. Work
of a similar nature can be dono on any
?jzed main.- -Newark (X. J.) Call,
TOWER FOR CREATER NEW YORK.
Triomphal Structure Which Is to Outstrip
That of Babylon.
As & matter of curiosity it may be
mentioned that Greater New York is
to have-on paper, at least-a tower
which is to beat anything in the
world, past or present, even the con
fusion-breeding structure of Babylon.
William J. Frye is the architect, and
E. 0. Townsend is mentioned as pro
moter, who is said to be confident that
the necessary funds will be forthcom
ing. He has not yet gone into figures,
which is a mere matter of details with
him. The tower is to be 2140 feet in
height, and is to be twelve-sided, with
a diameter of 300 feet for the main
base, to be flanked by four pavilions,
which will give the entire baae a di
ameter of 400 feet. The outer walla
are to be of cement and wire cloth.
Internally the plans represent a laby
rinth of steel columns, girders, beams,
plates and other forms of steel con
struction, not a particle of wood to be
employed in either construction or i
Bnish. Electric cars with reserve j
motor power of compressed air are to <
.un spirally around the 100-foot cen
?-ral area, making a trip. to the fifth
loor from the ground about two and a
?alf miles in length. . From the fifth ?
loor to the top visitors will be con- ?
reyed in an elevator. The proposed 1
ower is to be built within the next s
?l ' !
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paar ff Ippgif p f rrnl. i
3REATER NEW YORE'S TRIUMPHAL TOWEE. \
;hree years somewhere in upper New 5
ifork, where there is a firm rock foun- f
Original Way to Get Rid of Fleas.
Those who wish an original way of
jetting rid of fleas might try some 1
plan like that adopted by Professor
Sage, at one of the buildings of Cor
uell University, and described by him J
in "Insect Life." This plan consisted :
in tying sheets o? sticky fly paper,
with the sticky side out, around the 1
legs of the janitor, who then for several
hours walked up and down the floor of 1
the infested room, with the result that
all or nearly all of the fleas jumped on
his ankles, as they will always do, and
were caught by the fly paper.
"Where It Snows and Never Bains.
Koborowsky, the Bussian explorer,
has discovered a place in central Asia
where no rain, but only snow, falls at
any time throughout the year. He
found this delightful summer resort in
the Thibetan highlands, at an altitude
of 17,080 feet. The thermometer on
June 15 was twelve degrees below
zero, centigrade. There was no sign
of life, save the appearance of a few
Grongo antelopes, and these were in
such an exhausted condition that they
passed within a few yards of the ex
plorer without showing any sign of
fear.-New York Times.
A New and Startling Boat.
The umbrella boat has been.the sen
sation of the year at the Cowes (Eng
land) regatta. The sails fold up. just
THE UMBRELLA BOAT.
like the coveriug of an umbrella. It
sails very fast, and is expeoted to or?ate
a involution in Bailing on quilt river>
Gras? Under Trees.
Sometimes we see trees that dry up
the grass under them, while in the
same neighborhood will be trees un
der whioh the grass will grow greener
than where it is not thus shaded. An
orchard which has long been plowed
deep has most of its feeding roots below
those of the grass. On the other hand,
under the tree where grass has long
grown, the true feeding roots come
I near the surface, and when a dry-time
comer the grass under it lacks mois
ture and is very soon killed out.
Midsummer is the best season foi
thinning all the larger fruits. Just
before the seed begins to form nature
does a good deal of this thinning, and
it is perhaps as well to wait until all
the fruit that will naturally fall has
fallen. Then pick off the surplus fruit
wherever it seems to be superabun
dant. In most cases this thinning
does not decrease the amount of fruit
because it so largely increases the size
of individual specimens. It is the
best fruit that always pays best. That
always means fruit that has been judi
Keep the Stock Comfortable.
There is sound sense in some ad
vice found in the Country Gentleman
as to keeping the animals comfortable
in hot weather; besides it is humane.
The writer says that the comfort and
happiness of any animal has a great
influence on its health and thrift. The
animal cannot be comfortable and hap
py that has to grub at a short, burned
out pasture from morning till night in
order to keep alive; that can find no
shelter from the fierce heat of the mid
lay sun; that must either perish or
juenoh its thirst at-a muddy pool or
['bul tank; that is tormented by flies
"rom daylight till dark, finding no rest
?xcept for a few hours at night.
I.ooka After the Swill.
Mrs. J. W. Wheeler, of Massachu
letts, writes; Swill pails are a nui
tance in hot weather, for they attract
lies. Every farmer may avoid these
iwarming pests by having a small
?lace, screened off, large enough for
he pails and barrel for standing while
nixing. Have this little room quite a
listance from the kitchen, atr the
arthest end of the bnildingsif they be
itached, and provide good ventilation
>y a screened window opposite the
loor, which should also be screened.
Luother help is to scour and scald the
?ails every few days during the hot
est weather. It takes but a few min
ies .with a strong bristle brush; a
andful of soap and plenty of hot
.atorr ;Many-? germ., iiides in the
will .barrel or pail, but .the larmer .
elclom. considers, this until'a fat hog '
ncp to dry saffin"
5 little or no danger of oversalting,
nd the other is that the risk of over
rorking is largely avoided. Rather
aore salt will be needed by brine salt
ngthan by dry. salting. Use quite
trong brine and M"ffie^^tf<*??;?h
aain ia the brine for some time, half
,v* hour at least. No more salt will
inter the globules of butter than is
?eeded and the overplus can be readi
y.drained off. Very little working is
?eeded; in fact, only the amount nec
jssary to work into a proper shape to
tend to market will be necessary, and
his avoids the necessity or risk of
vorking tho butter into a salty coa
lition in order to get the salt distri
cted through the butter evenly. By
his plan there will be no streaks to
vork out, time and labor is saved in
?andling ?nd getting the butter ready
br market, while there is little or no
isk of the grain of the butter being
.uined. A good per cent of butter
sent to market is seriously injured by
;oo much working, first to get the but
;ermilk out and to get tue salt in.
SVorking the buttermilk out and brine
?alting largely does away with this,
md secures a better quality of pro
Animals Need Shade.
All the animal world, if it could,
vould choose the shade during Ce ex
terne heat of summer days. The dog
bllowing his master along the country
?oad dips in the roadside pool, and the
lorse, if given the rein, will slow np to
i walk under a refreshing bit of shade
?ast by a row of trees.
Is it any wonder, asks W. H. Gard
ler in the Humane Journal, that the
;omfort-loving swine ? has the cholera
?vhen we see them, by the hundred, in
?reat fields with no better shade than
i wire fence affords? . x
It is not many years ago that a promi
aent New York agriculturist-a feeder
md fattener of cattle by pasturage
;ut down all his shade trees because
Iiis scales told him the cattle gained
flesh faster in the fields having no
3hade. The cattle took too much com
fort in the shade, did not eat enough
to fatten as fast as in fields without
ihade. We believe this to be a mis
taken theory. The more comfort an
animal takes the faster it will lay on
The cow having access to quiet shade
gives the most milk of the most health
ful quality. The horse loves shade as
well as the man, or the dog, or any
other creature. Let it not be forgot
ten that when the sun's heat is op
pressive to one animal it : to all.
When the sun is a life-giving elixir to
one it is likely ta be to all. It coBts
naught but care and attention. Pro
tection should be the first fruit of civi
An Equestrian Pigmy.
What professes to be the smallest
recorded specimen of the equine race,
is now on view at Milau. It is the
property of the M?rchese Carcano, a
well-known horse fancier of Lombardy,
whose four-in-hand of Shetland ponies
have been the admiration of his fellow
citizens for. some years past. The
little creature which the M?rchese has
succeeded in rearing is said to stand
only six hands, or twenty-four inches.
The smallest Shetlands are seldom un
der eight hands. And this pony ?3 np
less remarkable for its perfect sym
metry than for its minute proportions.
The proprietor has a great liking for
miniature horses, contending that they
do more work for their size than an
ordinary horse, andoonsume muon less
food. The four-in-hand only coats
him 4 trifle QYtr twelve oents ? day,.
Johnson's ChMand Fe
ver Tonic is a ONE-DAY
Cure. It cures the most
stubborn case of Fever in
Climate and Crime.
The Secretary of Agriculture is
testing, through the meteorological
bureau department, the theory of
I French, Italian and German scieu?rtg
that the volume of crime, notab'v sui
cide, is determined by atmospheric
conditions. This year the number of
suicides has been extraordinary. The
record will surpass the statistics of
several consecutive years. In an the
large cities of the country the suicides
have appeared in large force. Poison
ing, shooting, drowning, have been
%he usual methods of "shuffling off
this mortal coil," while not a few have
preferred to be pulverized under the
clanging wheels of heavy railway
trains. The Secretary of Agriculture
should by all means pursue his inves
tigation. It will certainly be some
thing gained if we can establish the
theory he is working upon as solid
fact, L e., that, after all, crimes of
violence and all crimes are prompted
by a peculiarly moist condition of the
atmosphere; that a condition of great
heat and humidity induces that left
spiral movement of the molecules of
the brain which impels a human being
to envy, hatred and malice and all
uncharitableness; yes, even murder
or self-destruction, according to the
aminent biologists to whom man is ,
but a mechanical arrangement, a for
tuitous concourse of atoms and thought,
Bmotion, passion, but exudations of
secretions like bile.
Quinine and other fe
ver medicines take from S
to 10 days to.cure fever.
Johnson's Chill and Feyer
Tonic cures in ONE DAY.
Stole a Stone Walk.
Two of the most unique cases of.
hieving on record are being investi
;ated in Haverhill, Mess. One is the
foaling of 15,000 live fish and the
ther the .theft of a bigStone wall sur-,
ounxling the cemetery of "the Hebrew
turial Association. This is the first
istance ever chronicled of the larceny
f a stone wall from a graveyard*
?ast fall Charles Goodrich constructed
tocked it with' "shiner*:
Th it tier homestead
?oiosedthe lot with a stone wall. The.
.all has taken wings just as mjst?r
msly as did the fish in the-' artificial
iairn that the stynes, were taken when
he Millvale reservoir was built, and
hey say that they will bring suit
igainst the water board. The members
>f the board, however, deny that they
ouched the stones at aU, and say that
hey got their stone from a lot of land
vhich they purchased. The stolen
?tone wall was about half a mile long,
[t is estimated that there were nearly
[,000 cords of stone in the wall-New
Johnson ys Chill and Fe
ver Tonic is a ONE-DAY
Cure. It cures the most
stubborn case of Fever in
Franklin's Famous Toast
John Bacon, of Easton, Penn., has
in his poHsession a copy of the Weekly
Museum of March 4, 1797, in which is
related the following anecdote: "At
the conclusion of the war Dr. Frank
lin, the English Ambassador, and the
French Minister, Vergenis, dining to
gether at Versailles, a toast from each
was called for and agreed to. The
British Minister began with 'George
III., who, like the sun in its meri
dian, spreads a luster throughout and
enlightens the world.' The French
Minister followed with 'The illustrious
Louis XVI., who, like the moon,
sheds mild and benignant rays on and
influences tho globe. ' Our American
Franklin then gave, 'George Washing'
ton, commander of the armies, who like
Joshua of old, commanded the sun and
the moon to stand still, and they stood
Chill & Fever Tonic?
Because it cures the
most stubborn case
of Fever in ONE DAY.
Attempt to Bribe the Supreme Court.
Justice Brewer of the Supreme
Court, who was in Kansas City yester
day, told this: "Several years ago a
cigarmaker in Washington named
Scott got up a brand of cigars which
he called the 'Supreme Court.' The
labels on the inside of the boxes were
pictures of the entire court, and the
cigar was a good one. I know this,
because one day each of the justices
received two boxes of them with the
compliments of Mr. Scott. Nothing
was thought of the fact at the time,
and it was taken as ? slight courtesy
in return for the use of Our pictures.
But several weeks later we learned
that the cigars had been sent to soothe
our anger. One of the clerks had
gone to Scott and told him that the
members of the court were very much
provoked at him and intended prose
cuting him for taking such liberties
with their pictures. Scott was
frightened, and he hit upon the idea
of bribing the justices, and I suppose
he thought he had succeeded, for ne
was never prosecuted, nor had such a
thing been thought of,"-Topek*