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Where lt is Cultivated, and How lt Is bis
Notwithstanding the comparatively
narrow limits of Its natural environ
ment, says a bulletin in the United
States Department of Agriculture, the
jamphor tree grows well in cultivation
under widely different conditions. It
has become abundantly naturalized in
Madagascar. It flourishes at Buenos
Ayres. It thrives in Egypt, in the
Canary IslandB, in southeastern
France, and in the San Joaquin Val
ley in California, where the summers
are hot and dry. Large trees, at least
two hundred years old. are growing in
the temple courts at Tokio, where they
are subject to a winter of seventy to
eighty nights of frost, with an occa
sional m'nimum temperature as low
as 12 to 16 degrees. The conditions
for really successful cultivation appear
to be a minimum Winter temperature
not below twenty degrees, fifty inches
or more of rain during the warm grow
ing season, and an abundance of plant
food, rich in nitrogen. In the native
forests in Formosa, Fuklen, and Japan
camp'ior is distilled almost exclusively
from the wood of the trunks, r?ot3 and
The work is performed by hand
labor and the methods employed seem
rather crude. The camphor trees are
felled, and the trunk, larger limbs, and
sometim, s the roots are cut into chips,
which are placed in a wooden tub
about forty inches high and twenty
Inches in diameter at the base,- taper
ing toward the top like an old-fash
ioned churn. The tub has a tight-fit
ting cover, which may be removed to
put in the chips. A bamboo tube ex
tends from near the top of the tub into
the condenser. This consists of two
Gooden tubs of different sizes, the
larger one right side up, kept about
two-thirds full of water from a con
tinuous stream which runs out of a
hole in one side. The smaller one is
Inverted with its edges below the wa
ter, forming an air-tight chamber.
This air chamber is kept cool by the
water falling on the top and running
flown over the sides. The upper part
Di the air chamber is sometimes filled
with clean rice straw, on which the
camphor crystallizes, while the oil
drips down and collects on the surface
of the water. In some cases the
camphor and oil are allowed to collect
together, and arc afterward sep
arated by filtration through rice s'raw
or by pressure. About twelve hours
are required for distilling a tubful by
this method. Then the chips are re
moved and dried for use in the fur
nace, and a nsw charge is put in. At
the same time thc camphor and oil are
remoxed from the condenser. By this
method twenty to forty pounds of
chips are required fer one pound of
; A Creat Industry.
? Few persons have any idea how
great the bicycle industry in this coun
try has become.
Not only has the manufacture ot
bicycles foi tile home market reached
immense proportions, but our export
trade in bicycles is a very big thing.
, ; During the nine months ended Sep
tember 30, 1S9T, the exports of passen
ger cars, carriages and bicycles from
the United States amounted in value to
i?S,374,223, against $4,S2S,026 during
the corresponding time in 1896. Of
these exports bicycles and parts of bi
cycles alone amounted to the value of
$5,900,000, or more than double the
value of the exportations during the
- corresponding period last year. These
exports are not included in the steel
schedule, to which they might well be
long. If so included they would mark
mor? distinctly the wide margin be
tween exports and imports of iron and
steel products. The imports of these
products have already dwindled to a
comparatively insignificant figure.
The best bicycles are now made in
this country-, and it is probable that
our enterprising manufacturers will in
vade the foreign market still further.
At present our exportation of bicycles
is almost entirely to Great Britain,
Germany, France, Canada and Aus
tralia, but there are many other coun
tries where bicycles are largely used,
which offer a tempting field to our
bicycle makers and they will probably
build up a big trade in those countries
In the early future.-Atlanta Journal.
Makes It Right.
Reader (of publishing house)-"My
dear sir, this stoty of yours is utterly
unprintable, and even if we took the
risk of publishing it the book could
never be taken into a decent family.
Literary Man-"Good heavens! Yon
haven't read the preface. I didn't
write the story. It's a translation
from the Russian."
Reader (taking the manuscript
again)-"Pardon mc. I had not no
ticed that. We'll print the book and
it will be a tremendous success."
Wlialinjr Fleet in Danger.
It is predicted that the vosscls of thc whal
ing fleet, most of whose underwriters are in
San Francisco, have been caught in the icc
and some may not last through thc siege.
Danger also threatens those who neglocl
what are ?ailed "trifling" ailments, for they
mar not ?ast through the crisis. Resort tc
Hostettcr's Stomach Bitters at once for in
cipient rheumatism, malaria, constipation,
nervousness and kidney complaint.
Itisn't what a man owes but what he pays
that keeps him broke.
Chew Star Tobacco-Thc Best.
Smoko Sledge Cigarettes.
Love and war go hand in hand. Even thc
din of battle oas a sort of engagement ring
Wo offer One Hundred Dollars Reward foi
any case of Catarrh that cannot bo cured bj
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, O.
We, thc undersigned, have known F .f. Che
ney for tho last IS years, and believe aim per
fectlv honorable in all business transactions
and financially able to carry out any obligi
tion made by their firm.
WEST & TKUAX, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo
WALD?NO, RINNAN & MARVIN. Wholesale
Druggists, Toledo, Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Cure istaken internally, act
lng directly upon the blood and mucous sur
face3of tho system. Testimonials sent free
Price, "5c. per bottle. Sold by all Druggists
Hall's Family Pills arc the best.
DYSPEPSIA, INDIGESTION and all Stomacl
troubles cured by Taber's Pen-in Compound
Sample bottle mailed free, ?rito Dr. Tabe;
Mfy. Co., Savannah, Ga.
1 could not get along without Piso's Cnn
forConsumption. It always cures.-Mrs. E. C
MOULTON, rzeedhom, Mass., October 22, '"Ol
All other blood
Diseases are promptly
And Permanently Curec
By Hood's Saraparilla
If you suffer from
Any form of Blood
Disorder, you should
Take Hood's and
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OUR BUDGET OF HUMOS,
LAUGHTER-PROVOKING STORIES FOR
LOVERS OF FUN.
The Grentest of Them-He Now Calls Else
where-Her Ideal-Brief-At the Ball
And Then Ho Took Some Medicine
Necessity-A Great Scheme-Etc., Etc.
He is great who wins in battle,
Likewise he that rules the State;
He is great whose lore and logic
Help him conquor in debate;
He is great who, with his penoil,
Holds old nature up to view
But tho greatest of 'aJl mortals
Is thonoblo fellow J who
Can lose his collar button
And not loso his temper, too!
Vinnie-"Minnie will never marry
nntil she meets her ideal."
Vietta-"What is her ideal?"
Vinnie-"A man who will proposo."
At tho Ball.
Charley Manhattan-"Have yon
seen that Miss Stockyards, of Chicago?
She has a shinning figure!"
Miss Knickerbocker-"Yes; good
shape, but bad form."-Puck.
He Now Calls Elsewhere.
She-"Poets are bom, not made,
He-"That's right. If I were you
I would turn my attention to fancy
work." -Detroit Free Press.
Thoughtly- "Well, old man, I un
derstand you applied for a good posi
tion yesterday. What was the out
Lucky Jim (cheerfully)-"Income."
And Then Ho Took Some Medicine.
Miss Tommey-"I read the other
day that an eminent scientist says kiss
ing is a care for dyspepsia."
Mr. Spatts-"Isn't ifc odd, Miss
Tommey, that I have an attack of
dyspepsia at this very moment?"
"What Warned Them.
Sue Brette-"I never saw such a
cold audience in my life."
Foote Lighte-"Didn't they warm
np a bit?"
"Well, when they spoke of bring
pnt the author, I believe some of tho
audience got hot."
"The man who marries me must
promise never, never, never to use
"That settles it."
"I'll give my bicycle pump away to
A Great Scheme.
"I am very happy to say that my
wife never reads about any of those
sensational mnrder trials."
"How do you manage it?."
"I always tear off part of a page, and
so she puts in the day hunting for
what she thinks I was trying to hide
from her."-Cleveland Leader.
Placing the Blame.
Mrs. Brown-"So Mrs. Jones is
nearly dead from insomnia? What is
tho cause of it?"
Mrs. Smith" (indignantly)-"Why,
her husband is the cause of it. He
talks in his sleep, you know, and she
has to lie .".wake all night trying to lind
out what ho is saying, poor thing!"
Mrs. Watts-"That Simonsbee wo
man is a perfect fiend I"
Mr. Watts-"I always thought her
?o gentle and refined."
Mr3. Watts-"Oh, sho is among
you men, but what do you think of a
woman who will wear her .little boy's
baseball shoes to a bargain rush and
spike every woman who gets in her
Power In Portrayal.
"Why, man, I've had whole audi
ences fall to their knees in terror at
my description of tho day of judg
The other exhorter smiled pityingly.
"Ah, yes," ho replied. "But the
other night I portrayed the destruc
tion of the world Avith such power
that a man carno up after the services
and asked me whom he should see
about tho kinetoscope rights."-De
He Bought the Sealskins.
Bagstock's wife kicks the beam at
Bagstock looked doubtful when she
suggested going to the horse show.
"Why not?" quoth Mrs. B.
"I'm afraid, my dear," explained
Bagstock, "that the judges wouldn't
like it. They might think we were
trying to draw attention from the en
"In what way?"
"By introducing a weight-guessing
contest."-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Tho gifted young poetess of passion
had written some soulful stanzas en
titled, "He Cometh Not Pack." They
began with tho line:
"My own love has gonjto the Klon
With rare presence of mind she in
closed a stamp with her verses, when
she sent them to The Daily Bread for
They came back the next day, with
this note from the editor pencilod on
"My dear young woman, give him
time! If he's worth his weight in
walrus meat he'll come back long be
fore you get this poetry in print."
United States Treasury Officer
"Tnere is one of the most skillful
yom.g women we have. She can take
the pieces of a Treasury note that a
rat has chewed till it looks like bran,
paste them together, and put the note
into its original shape, without miss
ing a scrap. Here is a one-dollar bill
she restored. It had gone through a
Visitor-"It's wonderful. How
much do you pay her?"
Treasury Officer-"She gets $5 a
Visitor-"How long did it take her
to do that piece of work?"
Treasury Officer-"She did it in
Visitor-"Huh! It looks to me as
if Uncle Sam had lost about $9 on the
A beggars' league in St. Petersburg
mutilates children and cripples them,
to arouse sympathy from the benevo
lent when they are sent to beg in pub
lic places. The chief of this gang,
named Pranjitschenko, who is a
wealthy man, and has posed as a phil
anthropist, received seventy-five per
cent, of the money begged by the un
The 180,000 immigi its who ar
rived in New York during 1896
brought with them on average of less
than $4 each ia money,
SOME WONDERFUL CLOCKS.
Tho World's Marvel? of Astronomical and
The most wonderful clock in the
world is exhibited in St. Petersburg.
Its magnificence may be imagined
from the fact of this colossal timepiece
having no fewer than ninety-five faces^
It indicates simultaneously the time
of day at thirty points on the earthy
surface, besides the movement of the
earth around the san, the phase of
the moon, the signs of the zodiac, the
passage over the meridian of more
than fifty stars of the northern hemi
sphere, and the date, according to the
Gregorian, Greek, Mussulman, and
Hebrew calendars. The works took
two years to put together after the
clock had been sent in detached pieoes
from Switzerland to Bussia.
A certain watchmaker constructed a
clock whose mechanism represents,
every fifteen minutes, all the activi
ties of a miniature railway station.
The telegraph operator sends a des
patch, the doors of the station open,
the station master and his assistant
appear" on the steps, the clerks open
the windows and distribute tho tick
ets; several travelers rush toward the
train that comes in at full speed. In
short, until the train has gone tho
usual stir of such s^tions is exactly
As the train leaves each automaton
returns to its place, and for a quarter
of an hour everything is peaceful.
The clock's dimensions are not known,
but it is said to have had six years'
labor expended upon it.
Another remarkable clock is that
made by Villingen, the clockmaker o?
the Black Forest, Germany. It shows
the seconds, minutes, quarter hours,
hours, days, weeks, mouths, seasons,
years and leap years to the last second
of the year 99999, besides a host of
other astronomical, geographical and
There is a celebrated clock tower at
Berne, in Switzerland. The approach
of the hour is announced by the crow
ing of a cook. At the same time may
be seen at the very top of the tower a
man clad in a ooat of mail striking the
hours ^ith his sword on a large belL
As the hours are striking a troupe of
bears make their appearanoe and
parade around the tower, then make
their exit. Long strings of carriages
draw up every hour for the occupants
to witness this interesting spectacle.
A gigantic clock, made of cycle
parts, was shown at a recent exhibition
held in Paris. The hour figures are
composed of brightly plated cranks.
All the smaller wheels revolve by
means of gear chains, but this was
only for attraction. The clock kept
excellent time, and struck hours, half
and quarter hours, the real mechanism
being concealed in the base.
At the time of the coronation of the
Empress of Bussia at Moscow in 1724
she was presented with a watch as
wonderful in every particular as the
famous Strasbourg dock. On the op
posite side of the time-keeping part
there was an exact counterpart of tho
holy sepulchre, with a carved image of
the Roman guard, the scene being
viewed through the glass in the case.
Upon opening the case the imitation
stones would roll away from the
month of the miniature sepulchre, the
guard kneel, angels appear at opposite
sides of tho opening, and at this time
the music would begin to play, in soft,
sweet strains, the Easter songs so well
known to all Bussians. The watch
only weighed seven ounces. The
maker of this wonderful pieoe of
mechanism is said to have worked up
on it almost uninterruptedly .for o
period of nine years.
Lonc-IiOBt Daughter Found.
Rv'.crt Domren, of Oakland, Me.,
has withi^^few days found his daugh
ter, from^^HfcJie was separated in
1876, audl^^^.lice Maude "Wormell,
as sho has been known, a young lady
of uuusually prepossessing appear
ance, residing in Portland, is happy
in the discovery of her father.
The girl was taken from her home
during Mr. Damren's absence, and
while his wife was ill, by a woman in
Norridgowock who took a fancy to her.
Upon his return, Damren began mak
ing inquiries for her. He found that
tho woman had not only left Norridge
wock, but no trace of her ' could be
found. Little Alico Maude Damren
had disappeared, and all efforts to find
her were unsuccessful. Mr. Damren
a few days ago was fishing with Fred
Harding, of Sydney. Harding asked
Damren if he knew a certain man in
Norridgewock. Damren answered
that he did not, but he had cause to
remember a woman of the same name.
"Well," said Harding, "it was ol
the woman I was going to speak.
When I worked in Portland, thirteen
year ago, I boarded with her, and sha
was married again. "
"Did sho have a little girl?" asked
"How old?" asked Mr. Damren.
"She was eleven then."
"What was her name?"
"At last!" exclaimed Damren, and
he fell back into tho boat. As soon
as Damren recovered sufficiently to dc
so he told Hardiug the story of th?
loss of his girl, whom he had not seen
for twenty-one years. -^.New York
Fowls With Overcoats.
John Hogar., who lives in Angora,
has a peculiar fad, to which he devotes
every minute of his spare time. It if
the collecting and breeding of curiouE
domestic fowls of all countries. Hil
collection is very complete, and ol
good size, considering the difficulty ol
collecting, and his poultry yard has
always proved a point of interest tc
the residents of Angora. Many
strange lookiug birds strut about the
inclosure, but none were odder look'
ing than a pair that he received from
India about three weeks ago. They
were of peculiar shape, and had faces
that greatly resembled tho hr mac
countenance, and of course, they at
tracted a great deal of attention.
Now Mr. Hogan's little daughter,
Mary, takes after her father to c
great degree, in being of an oxperi
mental mind, and ene day during hei
father's absence she tried her hand or
the new fowls from India. Varioui
things were tried with moro or less
success, and when Mr. Hogan reachec
home he found the valued birds de
void of feathers and each thickly
coated with red- paint. After some
forcible persuasion Mary confessed tc
having picked the birds to seo how
they looked, and then dipped them ir
paint to keep them warm. This las
was a suggestion, and as Mr. Hogai
knew the birds would die of cold h<
set his brains to work. The result i?
that a brace of stately fowls, witt
neatly fitting overcoats, promenadi
the chicken run.-Philadelphia Rec
A Tilled Produce Merchant.
The Earl of Harrington, who ha;
been running a fruit store in Loudon
at which he sells the products of hi;
gardens, has now added to it a crean
Touching Story of Queen and Peasant.
A short story about Queen Marg
uerita and the gloves which is being
-recorded in Rome shows how hard it
is for Queen or commoner to do good
unmixed with evil. The Queen of
Italy is anxious to encourage village
industries, and one of her proteges-.
a little peasant girl-she commissioned
to knit a pair of mittens for the royal,
birthday. The birthday came, the'
knitting was received and the Queen
Bent back to her small favorite a pair
of gloves, a gift from the royal ward
robe, whereof one was filled with
money and the other with bonbons.
With the gift was a line from Queen
Margherita requesting the child to say
from which glove she had derived most
pleasure. The answer shows that
even royal gifts are vanity. "Dear
Queen," the child wrote, "your pres
ent has cost me many tears. My father
took the money and my brothers have
eaten the bonbons."-Philadelphia
A Noble Woman.
The wife of General "Washington
proved herself 'fully equal to the high
position. Her levees were more se
lect and courtly than any that have
since been given, yet she preferred
home-life and home-comforts, speak
ing of her public life as her "lost
days." When she took up her resi
dence with the army her chief occasion
was to care for the welfare of the sol
diers. To those in camp, she showed
a most worthy example of oourage and
cheerful patience under all manner of
privations; to sick and weary she car
ried that balm to sooth a weary spirit
and body which only the presence of
a noble and sympathetic woman can
bear. Mrs. Washington, with her
large fortune could easily have out
shone all others in fashion and dis
play, but instead, she put herself and
her servants in home-made materials.
Sixteen spinning .wheels were kept in
constant operation in her house. On
one occasion she displayed two dresses
of cotton, striped with silk, explaining
that the silk stripes were woven from
the ravenings of brown silk stookings
and old crimson damask chair covers.
The shop windows in the Rue de la
Paix iu Par's are full of all sorts of
fascinating knickknacks just now, ac
cording to a feminine authority writ
ing in the Bazar. Among the pretty
things that people seem to buy most
are the wrist-bags for change, tickets,
shopping-list, memoranda of all sorts.
They are little long bags of leather
with handles just large enough to slip
over the wrist, and they come in most
enticing shades of greens.tans, creams
and browns. The "muff chains" run
riot, so far as inanimate object? can'be
expected to show any tendencies ofthat
nature. The latest thing is to have a
little fan-chain pinned to the waist at
the left side, where the watch-pin used
to be, from the end of which hangs
your fau.tho very smallest of the small
old-fashioned ones that are now worn.'
In jewels, pear-shaped stones seemed
to be in favor. The latest rings have
a pear-shaped stone of color in the
centre, springing from-two diamonds
on either side. Pearls are so immense
ly popular that their value has in
creased one-third. Emeralds are pop-i
ular, and turquoises, in spite of the
imitations that one would fancy might
cheapen them, form part of every well-j
stocked jewel-case, and a goodfmanj
that aro not so well-stocked.
Connoisseurs of Beal Lnco.
Mrs. John Jacob Astor, second, now
deceased, and Mrs. A. T. Stewartwere
considered the most export connois
seurs of real lace in the United States.
Mrs. Stewart could tell it at sight,
without even touching it. She had a
very valuable collection which was
given to her niece. One of the treas
ures, now in her niece's possession, is
a lappet of fine Brussels point d'Angl e
tene, in Louis XV. style. The flowers
and leaves are worked in all their*
natural colors upon a quarter-foil
diapered ground. It was made with
the intention of reoalling the May
flower and pedrix ground of Sevres
and Dresden porcelains. It weighs
over eightjpounds, and the only other
specimen of the kind is in the Kens
ington Museum, London. The piece
in tho museum, however, is not so
fine. Mrs. Stewart was for several
years in negotiation for her rare treas
ure. It was in the possession of an
impecunious count, who finally parted
with it for $10,000-a mere song, com
pared with its present value. An
other treasure of the Stewart collec
tion is au exact copy of a bedspread of
Alencon point lace, with pillow shams
made by special command of Napoleon
I., on tho occasion of his marriage
with tho Princess Marie Loui3e. For
this copy Mrs. Stewart paid $45,000.
It is in perfect condition to-day. It
has a zephyr-like, fine hexagonal
ground, studded with raodallions and
lilies. Mrs. Stewart's laces cost about
$250,000. Tho curtains which hung
at thc windows of her Fifth avenue
liomo cost $500 apiece. The collec
tion has since doubled in value.
To wash black lace dissolve a t6a
spoonful of borax in a pint of warm
water and apply with an old black kid
Jel is once more in vogue. Old
pieces can be brightened and fresh
ened by sponging with a flannel rag
dipped in alcohol.
The Roman plaid and stripe craze
has reached even the region of neck
trimming, and stock collars, flaring
bows, rosettes aud scarfs in gorgeous
colorings appear among the fancies in
the made-up goods departments of al]
Walking-hats and sailors in all
shades of feit are much in vogue for
shopping expeditions, while the black
velvet hat in such shapes as require
the Amazon plumes will do service for
calling, carriage wear and afternoon
A novelty hat is shaped somewhat
like a cap, with a narrow visor run
ning all around. The crown is soft
and loose and on either side attached
rather closely are long, thick ostrich
plumes with tho tips curling down
over tho hair. At tho front is a clus
ter of loops of velvet with aigrettes.
Among the small wraps of fur to be
worn before the genuine winter
weather garments aro donned are
double-breasted capes, short on tho
sides, and pointed front and back be
low thc waist line; Russian blouses in
3everal styles, variously trimmed; and
double-breasted Etons decorated with
fur collars that contrast with the jacket
For dressy gowns to wear at dancing
school or children's parties cashmeres
in all the light colors are very popular.
These are made very simply with sash
and plaited collar of soft surah or
Liberty silk of the same shade, and
trimmings of lace insertion. For girls
under ten these gowns are made with
ii guimpe of muslin and lace and trim'
med with rows of velvet ribbon U
match tho cashmere?
_ Introducing? Queens*
The introduction of a queen to
colony will change the entire stoc
and if the queen is introduced in ear
spring the stock will be of the ne
queen in less than two months, wi
scarcely a trace of the former,
colony of the worst type of the o
black bees may thus be changed, ai
if given an Italian queen in this spai
of time may be brought np to tl
highest state of perfection. The sto<
of an entire apiary may thus t
changed in so short a period and otb
desirable stock substituted. The pr
cess of introducing queens is simp
to remove the old queen, and place tl
new one in a wire gause cage in tl
hive among the bees for twenty-foi
or thirty-six hours, after which si
may be liberated.-The Epitomist.
'Alfalfa For Cons.
Alfalfa silage compares well in cher
ical composition with clover and sit
ilar forms of silage. It is said to'us
ally have a disagreeable odor and tast
although it is froely eaten by -cattl
No experiments in the use of alfa!
silage have been made at this statioi
The gre m fodder has been in sue
continual demand for feeding that n<
enough has been available at any tin;
to fill a silo. Alfalfa, like clove
would require a most careful packin
and greater depth of silo for the be
results than is necessary for corn. A
faifa hay is an excellent fodder; It :
palatable and very nutritious. E:
perience and good judgment are r<
quired, and much time and care nece?
sary to make good hay. If handle
too much when dry all the leaves an
small stems are likely to fall off, an
if not thoroughly cured it is likely t
mould and mildew. The hay will n(
shed water well, and stacks when lei
long should bo well covered. Ha
caps are often of great service. Th
hay suffers much deterioration in feec
ing value by exposure to rain.-Ne'
York Experiment Station.
Tho Scrub Cow.
Tah dairy business is far more ovoi
done by the "average" cow than froi
any other cause. The trouble is tba
she eats aud exists upon a man's fan
to do just half what is required of hei
and eats as much good food in th
year as her betters. The amount c
milk this average cow gives is 310
pounds yearly, and it should be n
many quarts of better milk. If on
looks at this average cow critically th
signs are too often reversed from who
they should be-i. e., her head is to
large to correspond with her nddei
and her shoulders wider than her hips
and her tendency to put tallow upo:
her caul and not in her milk, and ha
ample storago capacity for every!hin|
except milk. She is a parasite tba
eateth by noonday, and wasteth
man's substance by night, and in th
way of "ileeciug the innocents" sh
beats all the rings and trusts com
As a cow she is ono that use
health and vigor to destroy food an<
render ns little return therefore ai
possible. She is a product of all thi
good blood and bad breeding extant
The blood in her veins is an amalga
mation of all the breeds under th<
sun, and reinforced by the "calico
colored" cattle of the hills, possessing
few traits of her respectable relation!
and embodying all the '.indesirabh
qualities of tho "scrub" km.
She is the result of chance breeding
and the science of moon signs com
bined. She has a place in our lutei
farm industry-where farmers anc
' dairymen are thrown into competitor
with the world, and the-best only wini
-alongside of the broncho pony anc
the Texas steer. She is getting hei
revenge back upon the men and theil
posterity for the way she was bred ant
cared for, by boarding with them anc
charging up a large part of the bill tc
the credit of "her company." Thii
average cow has had a sort of feasl
and famine sort of a life; has beer
baked in the summer sun and soaker
by tho autumn rains, frozen anc
thawed alternately in winter, and fee
what was handiest and most conveni
ont, and milked after everything eist
was done. The truth is, this averag?
cow will have to go, and go soon, 01
tho sheriff will sell her, and delivei
her owner over to tho eternal bow
wows. The man with thc average
dairy is in the slough of despond, anc
in all similitude should be using ?
wooden plow.-San Francisco Chron
More tl;an one-half of early matur
ity is in high feeding.
Tho host fowls for breeders ar?
from one to three years old.
Securing eggs in winter is largely
the result of good managemant.
Everything in point of plumage anc
symmetiy depends on the siro.
Il fowls are to be confined thej
should be kept in flocks of not ovei
Scattering tho food well is a gooc
plan of inducing tho fowls to take ex
The timo to establish a private trade
for eggs is in the fall of the year, when
eggs aro scarce.
Corn, when fed to a hon by itself,
has a tendency to fatten rather tfiar.
aid in egg production.
A good layer ought never to be sac
rificed so long as she can be used foi
To avoid roup among the fowls, have
the nests high and dry and avoid di
Bisuphide of carbon is a vapor bath
for fowls and as a fumigator of the
house is death to lice.
Charred corn on cobs is a good way
to feed charcoal to fowls and nothing
better for bowel troubles.
Do not allow strange dogs in your
poultry yard, and clo not allow your
own dogs to chase the fowls.
The dust bath isas necessary in cold
weather as in warm. The conditions
to keep the hens free from vermin are
better than remedies after they be
Tho hatching room should be so
thoroughly ventilated that upon en
tering it the odor from tho lamps
would be detected. Tobacco smoke
is injurious to hatching eggs.
It has been estimated that if farm
ers could be induced to discard
scrubs, and use only pure breeds, the
increase in value of poultry products
would be fully 100 per cent.
Ground'bone increases egg produc
tion. The dry ground bone is good,
but green cut bone, which is made
from bones and gristle, fresh from
tho butchers for this purpose, is
To prevent eggs from hatching dip
the tips in boiling water for one
minute, or subject 'them to the fumes
of burning sulphur, for fifteen min
utes in a close box, says the Poultry
During the past year 1920 acres ol
land were planted to cauaigree in Ari?
zona, and the aoreage will be much
larger the coming year,
Ob, scorn not things of low degree,
[ And feign for wealth and state;
Far better court, humility
- Than burdens of the great.
For he wljp wins ambition's fight
I Can never be at ease;
He gains, 'tis true a worldly height,
' But has a world to please.
Cor cares Increase as honors grow,
And In his now estate
He finds, though bright thoso honors
'Tis thralldom to be great.
The flatterers that about him throng
Eaoh has some dolo to ask;
To please them Is no idle song,
But a herculean task.
We value things as they appoar,
Nor count tho cost and pain ?
Which Une tho road to that bright s
Tho envied ones attain.
Fame (s no royal heritage;
Its crowns aro free to all;
But who Its dizziest height would ga(
. Must risk the dizziest fall.
Then sigh not for ambition's meed,
i Its sceptre and Its crown;
"Uneasy lies the kingly heud,"
Though pillowed upon dowD.
PITH AND POINT.
"What's veal, Benny?" "Oh,
the part of the cow we eat before
"Hipperton says ho won't rt
any one but a widow." "I hopi
won't marry mine." - Indiana
1 Hewitt-"Why didn't you laug
that joke when I told it?" Jew<
"I don't believo in laughing at ai
She-"Why is it called the 's
moon?'" He-"Because it corni
halves and quarters, I suppose
Minister-"I once performed t
wedding ceremonies in twelvo 3
utes." Miss Saylor-"That wa
the rate of fifteen knots an hour
Spogs -"Was it not disgraceful,
way in which Smiggs snored in chi
to-day?" Stuggs-"I should thii
was. Why, he woke us all up
Friend-"What did I see? N
single bouquet at your debut?" "
that fool of a gardener didn't un
stand me, and sentthem to my hou
"It is predicted that the battles
the future will be fought in the s
"That won't work; no man eau
heroic in battle unless he can get
hind a tree."-Chicago Becord.
"He devoted his immense fort
to the perpetuation of his memo:
"You don't say so?" "Yes, he le
tn such a shape that every dollar
be litigated over."-Detroit Jouri
"Well, my son, how are you getl
along at college?" asked the anxi
father. "They call mo a pheno
governor. I started in as a substit
and now I'm a full-back!"-Deb
Bostonian-"Is this friend that ;
wish to bring to dinner much of
racontour?" Chicago Man-"Blan
if I know; but say, you'll die laugl
if we can get him to tellin' stories.'
"I am afraid that acters sometic
deceive ns about the salaries tl
get." remarked the mild-mannoi
citizen. "No,"replied tho keon <
server; "they may think they do; 1
they don't."-Washington Star.
"What I know about riding
wheel," said the scorcher, "wot
fill a book;" "Yes," said the poli
man who had gathered him in, "a
what you don't know about it wot
soon fill the morgue."-Chicago NOA
Moneyworth-"Why will the net
papers publish columns of the revc
ing details of murders? Here I
wasted two good hours readi
through this mass of trash about t
last one." - Philadelphia Noi
Landlady-"The price of this roc
is thirty marks. Will that suit you
Student- ' 'Perfectly. " Landlady
"Then you can't have it. A man w
meekly accepts such an exorbita
price, obviously does not intend
pay his bill."-Fliegendo Blattor.
Tho Fussing of tho Court Fool.
"The Court Jesters of England"
tho title of an article by Amelia W(
ford in St. Nicholas. The author sa
of the jester of Charles I.:
M?ckle John was the last of t
court jesters. Tom Killigrew, Mast
of the Bevels, Groom of tho Be
chamber, is often spoken of as'jest
to Charles II., but there is no au thc
ity to support this claim. Ho" was
companion of tho king, he used h
tongue with the license of the jest
of old, but he had never an ofiici
appointment to that office. Somo c
fort was made]during Charles's reign
restore the jester, but it failed. -.
The protests of Sir Philip Sidn<
and other grave writers of his tin
against all fools were not without <;
feet, butthe rule of the Commonweal!
was mainly responsible for the ba:
ishme? . . t the court fool. They we:
espec: against the fools of tl
stage. td so playwrights omitte
them a their list of characters lor
befor leir disappearance from tl
court. Shad well's play of "Tl
Wornt Captain" (1630) is probabl
tho lat in which a regular fool a]
pears. Tho character of fool was we
liked by the old playwrights, and i
several of tho old plays his disappea:
ance is bewailed.
As has been said, tho custom (
keeping fools was common to all classe
of society in England; but the com
sets tho fashion, and with the banisl
ment of the court jester the fool dil
appeared from his other haunts.
Singular Caso of Iluinan Shrinkage.
A singular case of human shriukag
is reported from the Soldiers' Hom
at Sandusky, Ohio. Peter Cooley
who was admitted to the home abou
four years ago, was, when he enlistei
in tho Fourth Indiana Infantry i
1861, five feet and two inches tall am
straight as an arrow. His perpendicu
larity has been in no wise affected sine
that time, but to-day he stands exactl;
four feet and four inches in his stock
ing feet, having, without in any man
ner affecting his health or general ap
pearance otherwise, grown ten inche
shorter. He is a well-built, compac
old man, now in his eighty-first year
and is as lively and active as a boy.
Detroit Free Press.
A Fountain in a Stump.
Messrs. H. W. and J. M. Corneli
son report a curious phenomenon oi
tho farm of T. J. Smith, two mile:
from town, on the Lancaster pike. Ot
cutting down a large elm tree, the}
were astonished to see a stream ol
water gush out of the stump, and fat
in sparkling spray like water from ?
fountain. This was two weeks ago,
and there has been no cessation of thc
flow. The supposition is that there
is a spring beneath the tree, to which
tree worms during the drouth made
an artificial channel, and when the
tree was cut the water found a way of
escaping. Both gentlemen will vouch
Epr the truth of the story.-Eiohmond
can be driven in cr drt
parilla drives disease 01
medicines suppress dise
cure it. Ayer's Sarsap;
originating in impure bk
V* V T y ^ y y f
THE TRAMP BOULDER.
Remarkable Evidence of Glacial Influence
in New Jersey.
Countless thousands of years ago
vast stretches of glacial deposits came
sliding across the State of New Jer
sey, mounted the Palisades, pushed
their way across the Hudson River,
scoured over Manhattan Island and
slid out Into the Atlantic Ocean,
whither they disintegrated and sank
into tue deep or perhaps glided on to
the ether ocean shore.
But in their onward march theite
glaciers left indestructible evidence o'
their grinding stride and to-day, all
along the Palisades the trap rocks and
boulders are worn smooth where the
mountains of ice and sand passed over
them. In some rocks are deep
scratches, all pointing eastward, and
showing which way the glacial deposits
drifted. There is the evidence, mute
To the careful observer there are
numberless other evidences of the
presence of glacial influences in the
past, but none are more convincing
than the tramp boulder that has finally
settled down in the woods in the heart
of Englewood borough. There it sits,
a towering mass of rock weighing per
haps two hundred tons, and resting
upon three points which in themselves
find a purchase on a flat rock that i3
part of and common to the character
of rock which composes the Palisades.
But, strangely enough, and to the won
derment of geologists, the tramp
i oulder is red sandstone from the Jer
sey hills twenty-five miles inland, and
the pedestal is metamorphite or Soft
Around this marvelous monument
have grown trees that may, perhaps,
be a century old, and they have com
pletely hedged it in; while the rock
itself has stood where it stands to-day
for thousands of years. On the pede3- j
tal, or that part of it which is pro- j
tectcd from the action of the elements, j
can be seen the deep ridges and scars
made across the flat surface by the
great grinding pressure of the body o?
Ice and sand that passed over it count
less years ago when New York was ice
and snow clad, and the world was a
desolate waste in a state of chaos.
This tramp boulder has caused
geologists much wonderment, and Io
regarded to-day as one of the finest
specimens ever left in tho wake of a
glacier. It is equally astounding as
though an explorer should find the hull
of a steamboat in the Sahara desert.
The only way it could get there would
be through some great convulsion that
had landed it from the sea to the
heart of the inland sands.-New York
Journal. . .
The Cure for Poverty.
In the Century there is an article
on "The Causes of Poverty" by the
late Francis A. Walker. General
Walker says, in conclusion:
"At the beginning I warned the I
reader that I had no panaceas to offer,
no single, simple, sovereign cure for
tho woes and ills of humanity. We
must strain out of the blood of tho
race more of the taint inherited from a
bad and vicious pool before we can
eliminate the poverty, much more tho
pauperism, from our social life. Thc
scientific treatment which is applied
to physical disease must be extended
to mental and moral disease, and a
wholesome surgery and cautery must
be enforced by the whole power of the
state for the good of all. Popular edu
cation must be made m<-re sensible,
practical, and useful. The house
wifely arts must be taught to girls in
the schools, and there the boys must
learn to use hand and eye and brain
in a close and vital co-operation ami
co-ordiration. Yet still we have to
await with patience the slow, sure ac
tion of time, the all-healer. The bal
ance of social forces has definitely
turned to the side of the less fortunato
classes, and the course of events now
runs in their favor and no longer
against them. Meanwhile, let philan
thropy continue its noble work In
alleviating the afflictions which cannot
be wholly cured, and in binding to
gether rich and poor in ties, of sym
pathy and mutual regard."
Mr. Astor's Rodwood Dinner Table.
The section of a Californian redwood
tree with which Mr. W. W. Astor wins
his wager has been safely brought to
Cliveden. The wager was the result
of some statements made by Mr. Astor
at a dinner concerning the size of the
Californian redwoods, the owner of
Cliveden staking a considerable sum
on his ability to produce a cross-sec
tion of one of the trees capable of ac
commodating forty guests when used
as a dinner-table. The section shipped
from San Francisco is two feet in
thickness, with an average diameter of
15 feet G inches and a maximum dia
meter of IG feet G inches. Considera
ble difficulty was experienced in bring
ing the slab of timber by road from
London 'co Cliveden, sixteen horses be
ing employed to draw the trolley on
which it was placed. At Cliveden it
was taken down the grass drive, and,
owing to the splintering of the planks
beneath the wheels, th? latter fre
quently sank deep into the turf. A
staff of mon are now getting the slab
Comfort Cost? 80 Cent?.
Irritating, aggravating, agonizing Tetter
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diseases are quickly cured hy thc use of Tet
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Chairman Riddle, of tho Kansas populisl
j st itc committee, is mailing notices to fae 601
of.lcers and employes of* tho state govern
I m int assessing them 2 per cent, on their sat
? aries for campaign purposes.
To Cure a Cold in "One Day.
Take Laxativo Bromo Q- Jue Tablets. All
Druggists refund money it falls to cure. 35o.
A two-dollar overcoat will keep a mai
wanner than thc pawn I. :kct for a fur-linei
11 rs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for childrei
teething, softens the gums, reduces lnflamrna
tion, ditly E pain, cures wind colic, Wc, a bottle
/en out. Ayer's Sarsa
it of the blood. Many
ase- cover it but don't
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L A A ??LJL n4i, A,
Value of Five- Legged Frogs.
Five-legged frogs, dead and stuffed,
are worth $21 apiece according to a
French court's decision. A fish vender
of Lucon found one and took lt to the
druggist's to be stuffed. While they
were discussing the price of the opera
tion the druggist's cat ran off with the
frog, but her master found it later
and presented it to the Nantes Muse
um. The fish vender thereupon sued
the druggist for filching the frog, and
recovered 105 francs damages.-New
"You didn't stay np yonder?" ?hey
The poster girl looked bravely ont
from the ash-heap.
"No, I wasn't stuck on the board,"
she replied, with a garish laugh,
which once heard, is never forgotten,
but which let it be remarked en pas
sant, is never beard.
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various points which give it tho advantage
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A fertilizer containing nitro
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Have been using Dr. M.
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cine in my family 12
years. It has cured mo
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1 think there is quite a .
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"Block Dmugbt," Dr. M.
IA. S. Li H. being much
During the period of pregnancy the men?
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mother inevitably determine the important
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spring. If she is physically well-developed
and healthy, pregnancy will bring no burden
or suffering; childbirth will be easy cud
comparatively painless, and her offsprmgin.
hf n i robust health and a ha ppy disposition.
But lhere are very few women who are not
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ances during pregnancy. The morning
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disturbances can bo suppressed by using
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W'.thDr. BI. A. Simmons Liver Medicino*
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