?FOR FARM AND GARDEN.]
" "Winter Dalry ?nc; the Tiling:.
" " . Statistics tell us that the estimated
" -o?tput of butter per day in summer
for tho United States is about 5,000,
000 pounds, and in winter it amounts
tc about 1,000,000 pounds. By this
any farmer or dairyman can easily
recognize the advantages the produc
? tion of fresh butter in winter has over
the summer article, and there is no
? question- at all that those who see the
advantage aud are acting upon it aro
Kains Spreading; Potato Bot.
_ Whenever much rainfalls before the
^^pt?tato crop is du er. there is always
more or less rotting of the tubers.
_ Jklost of the new varieties siL near the
surface. When digging those where
the rains have wet down to them will
usually be found badly rotted, while
those that have set lower down will
be found entirely sound. Most all of
our now potatoes are bunched in the
hill and when rot attacks one it spreads
very rapidly if the weather is warm
. a nd"- mois t.. - For this reason potatoes
should be got ont early before heavy
rains come, which will carry the
spores of disease down to the bottom
S-JoTfhVhill, it the lana is well drained,
' and none others should be used to
grow potatoes on. Deep planting, is
? much better tuan shallow, as it will
cause fewer potatoes to set near the
Winter Batlon for PonUry.
Here is Prof. Gilbert's winter ra
tion: Bran, three pounds; fine feed,
three pounds; corn meal, two pounds,
fed with clover hay steamed and cat,
adding also a very small quantity of
salt and two or three handfuls of
coarse sand and fine oyster shells
mixed. Sometimes boiled vegetables
are used in place of the hay. At noon
he gives a light feed of oats and a
. good feed of wheat in the evening.
? The grain ration is varied as much as
t possible. He keeps raw vegetables,
including cabbages, carrots and tur
nips, .where the hens caa peok at them
any1'time.' - Professor Gilbert has
charge of the poultry department at
the Ottawa experiment station, and
has done some good work ia bringing
out the egg possibilities of hens.
. ? As to giving the salt, this should be
a matter of personal judgment. Some
successfubpputtry raisers condemn it
very strongly, while, others use it
continually.' ? Those who contemplate
.using it should do a little experiment
Secnrinp; Good Cowa.
r-SSser? is no question at all but the
most successful way for a dairyman
-, to -secure a good herd of cows is to
J?ise them himself, and then he is
pretty sure to know just what kind of
Probably the first thing to do in
^orderio secure such a herd as this
r would be to take the present herd and
do a large amount of weeding- ont,
"^getting rid of the poor ones and keep
ing only the good ones, and then se
curing a bull that has a record and
. belongs to one of the many recog
nized breeds, and of a breed that is
<. particularly suited to your needs.
Then again, it will be a part of your
duty to develop heifers cs you secure
them. Have them come when about
two years of age, and do not bring
them in a second time un:_ they reach
about three and a half years, or. allow
about a year, and a half between the
... first and second calf.
- Do .not dry the heifers off because
they do not happen to pay their ' own
. way. This seeming unprofitableness I
': will only last a Bhort time, and yon f
- are--airthe' time paving the way for a
^superior-mil ch cow.
Paddling; Trees Before Petting.
'"^B&Vof the . most helpful things I
ever learned in horticulture was about
puddling treas and all sorts of plants
' wbeT?re setting .them, writes H. E..
Wan leeman'in* New England Home
cie?d. The first thing every trans
planted tree or plant must do before
it can grow in its new location is to
heal the wounds made upon its roots
. iijt?C?iart rootlets through which to
absorb'moisture and food from the
soil. The closer and more firmly thu
earth is pressed to them the more
rea iily they can do this. It takes
time for the particles of the soil to
set into as close contact with the
t roots as it was before transplanting,
"'nb'inatter how well the work is done.
This is where puddling comes in. The
cost is nothing, except a very little
/yroik? It is done thus:
v Fear where the trees or plants are
^heeled ih,'*or the place where they are
to be planted, dig a hole about two
feet in diameter and one foot deep.
Fill it nearly full or water. Into this
put mellow earth that is partly com
; posed of clay, and stir it until it is a
mass of thin, sticky mud. As soon as
the roots are trimmed ready for plant
ing dip them into it bodily. If there
is any delay about planting and the
mud dries so that it is not sticky,
puddle them again. - When the mel
low soil comes in contact with these
muddy roots it will stick to them
closely. These who have never tried
this plan eau have no knowledge of
the good that follows. I puddle al
most every plant that I set, and find
that it always pays. , Cabbage and
sweet potato plants will start into new
growth, ralmost without wilting, no
?- matter what the weather may be at
The Bail Fence.
It is said that the day of the Vir
ginia worm, or zigzag rail fence, has
gone;but there are vast numbers of
those fences left, not only in Virginia,
but scattered throughout the entire
country. With every angle of the
fence filled with weeds, briers, and
very likely with clumps of poison ivy,
tc menace unwary children, what an
annoyance such fences are. No plow
or cultivator can get at these angles,
and no one can blame the busy farm
er for not grubbing ont the weeds
with a mattock or hoe. He would
have little time for anything else.
The remedy is for these fences to
give way to the march of progress.
Like many other things that were
permissible in the days of otu* grand
fathers^ they have been superseded,
aid \he farmer who retains them will
surely be handicapped in the keen
race of competition. No zigzag fence
chonid bo replaced by its like, or even
. renewed. As old ones decay or be
come useless, put them away entirely,
4 amTreplace with straight .fences of
. ' beards or wire^ This will do away
with the annual weed-seeding of the
farm, give more land for cultivation,
end.impart to the whole place a clean
er and more thrifty appearance.
If for sale, such a farm will com
mand 25 per cent more than its neigh
HBv/bor of tho zigzag field boundaries.
And it does not matter how much
? ?ajnd'tnere may be. Even though the
fence corner angles are not needed
for cultivation, the annual renewing
of th? weed harvest will mesa at lonst
, vi.'-! -, ' .
one-third additional expense in work
ing the legitimate corps, just keep the
weeds from ripening seed for a few
seasons and judge for yourself.-1
Frank H. Sweet iu the Epitomist
Select Good Seed fur Planting.
We know that a great deal has beou
said about selecting good seed for
.planting, but the farmer needs a great
deal of admonition along this line.
It is alarming to notice how indif
ferent the majority of the farmers are
about their planting seed. Nearly
every farmer depends upon 8om', me
else to improve cotton and corn ..nd
ho* will buy the seed for him, or plant
a very inferior quality of seed. No
one can realize, until he tries it, the
difference there is in the yield be
tween good seed and poor seed,
and each planter can, with but little
extra trouble, work his cotton ?nd
corn np to the highest standard to
quality of its kind.
The time to r.elect your seed cotton
and corn is in the fall while it is iu
the field. Then you can select the
very best, with but little trouble,
otherwise you will be troubled in de
termining the best, and -will have to
guesB at the most of it.
Before you go in the field to gather
your com take a sack and go over your
corn aud select stalks tbat are devel
oped best, and have two good ears on
them. Men differ as to which ear is
Ihe botter, but 1 think the bottom
one. By tbis method you will have
the best ears ia your field, aud will
increase your yield anywhere from 25
to 50 per cent. But you must do this
every year, or your seed will "run
out," if yon will allow the expres
Before you havo pickod your cotton
go over the cotton, select the very
best stalks yon can find. Jf there is
not but fifty or one hundred of them,
murk them ia some way, and after
about one-half of the bulbs are opened,
pick them. Or, if your cotton is
pretty well opened before yon pick,
you cnn lake your seek with you and
pick the I cst balls of each stalk after
you have selected it This must be
done early every year, and by so do
ing yon will increase the yield of your
cotton wonderfully. If every farmer
would select the best seeds, reduce
the aerear-e and increase his fertilizer,
he will be astonished at the result.
The above aro not merely suggestions,
but is the actual experience of tho
writer.- W. B. Lansiug, iu Home and
L - Poultry Notes. ,
Ground grains shonld be used as a
morniug or .loon feed, with whole
grain at night.
Eggs gathered from yards where
there is no male will keep very much
longer than with one. . "
If grease is put on the chicks'heads
to kill lice let only a drop be used .as
it will spread rapidly and too much
may prove fatal.
Dry quarters for fowls, both old
and young, are necessary to vigorous
stock. Many losses come from damp
roosting places aud protracted rainy
spells, which cause wet yards.
A gaping chick is not always afflicted
with gape worms in the wind pipe but
will more often be found to have a se
vere case of canker sore throat, which
is caused by dampness and cold.
All honor to the faithful hen that
furnishes sugar to sweeten the farm
ers' coffee, and coffee to be sweetened,
baby linen for the prattling babe and
pin money for the faithful house
It is never wise , io buy breeding
stock at the beginning of the breeding
-season. Buy it before, so that it will
have become used to its new surround
ings before the breeding season com
One authority says that a dressed
fowl should be wrapped in paraffin
paper, packed iu a neat box and la
beled, instead of being huug up, ex
posed and thrown about as if it were
of no consequence.
Crop bound fowls usually have ac
cess to some coarse material which
they swallow but are unable to pass 1
from the crop to the gizard. Bnssiau
sunflower seed, hay and oats are of 1
this order and when eaten alone usual
ly cause trouble.
Canker in chicks can bo cured by a
wash of chlorate of potash with a drop
of turpentine added to each ounce of 1
the wash, a few drops of this being 1
poured down the throat two or three '
times. In treating large numbers a 1
teaspoon of turpentine or vinegar put '
in the drinking cup will bs of bene
Eggs rcay be kept fresh and nice
.until midwinter or spring by packing ,
in salt in an earthen vessel and stor
ing in a cool cellar. Stand the eggs
little end down. While the cellar or
house in which the eggs are. stored
should bs cool, it should not be damp. 3
If damp enough to slightly melt the 1
salt the same will penetrate the eggs
and render them unfit for use. t
TOWN FULL OF BROOM CORN. 1
Nearly ~?"Million und a Half Paid for
Besom Material in Areola.
While, a number of outside towns ?
are laying claim to the honor of being i
centres for the broom market, these
claims hare little weight with those
who are in a position to know that \
the Areola (111. j brokers this season
purchased 70per cent, of all the brush c
raised in the central Illinois district *
and that of the $2,000,000 worth of
brush raised in the district $1,000,
000 in cash was paid to the producers .
out of the two banks of that city. ?
Additional proof of this fact is in ]
the great amount of broom corn now '
stored in Areola in every shed, barn, !
buiklir.tr and storeroom. A good por- ?
tion of the delivery is still in the farm
ers hands and several new sheds hnva
been and are now being built to store 1
more. This does not include the 1
daily shipments whioh have been sent 1
in all directions ont of the city and of '
which a record is hardly obtainable at
the present time. A slight idea of the
magnitude of the broom-corn business
in Areola may be formed from the fact
that in a single day more than 1000
tons of corn were received in that city
and hauled to market in moro than
600 wagons, which stood waiting to
be unloaded at one time.
The broom-corn crop this year
brought to the farmers in the central
Illinois district some $2,000,000, or
au average of between $80 and $90 per
ton. At the opeuing of the selling (
season there was a brisk demand f r
brush at $60 and for a few days sell
ing was free at this price. A little !
later the market began to take on 1
strength and gradually climbed up to
the $.100 mark, ? where it remained
until the bulk of the yield had been
cleared up. The latest reports show
that as high as $122 has been paid to
a few late holders, but the average
price for the entire crop is said to be
between $80 and $90 per ton. Even
at this there ie a large profit left to
the farmer, for the .average cost of
raising a ton of broom corn is not
more thon $38 where the land rent is
placed at $5 an aere,
"I. have used Aycr's Hair
Vigor for a great many years
and it has been very satisfactory
to me in. every way. I have
recommended it to a great many
of my friends and they have all
been perfectly satisfied with it."
- Mrs. A. Edwards, San Fran
cisco, Cal., Feb. 9, 2899.
That's always the way with
our Hair Vigor. When per
sons use it they are always so
highly pleased with it that they
tell their friends about it.
If your hair is short, too
thin, pplits at thc ends, b rough,
i orb falling out, bur Hair Vigor
? will perfectly satisfy you.
Il your hair is just a little
gray, or perfectly white, Aycr's
Hair Vigor will bring back to it
H all the dark, rich color it had
I years and years ago. Sft^fe
Write the Doctor '
If you do not obtain all tho benefits you
desire from tho uso of tho Vigor, write
the Doctor i.bout it. He will tell you just
the right thin;* to do, and will send you
his book on the Hair and Scalp if you
request lt. Address,
Dr. J. C. ATEit, Lowell, Mass.
The Two Fad: of Joseph Chamberlain
Long before the Transvaal trouble
the Hight Honorable Joseph Chamber
lain, present Minister of State for the
British Colonies, was famous the world
over for two things: his orchids and his
monocle. His costly collection of or
chids is one of the finest in the world.
It ls said that once In Paris he saw a
rare orchid, the duplicate of one he had
recently added to his own collection.
He asked the price. "Twenty thous
and francs," replied the dealer. The
Englishman paid the money, and then,
throwing the flower on the floor, crush
ed with his heel.
Since boyhood Mr. Chamberlain has
worn a monocle. When the young mau
first entered parliament his fame as a
municipal reformer had preceded him.
Among the visitors who were present
on that occasion were Lords Beacon
field and Carnarvon. The commoner
had won his election to the house by
Conservative's methods. As he came
Conservative's meathods. As he came
Into the chamber Lord Carnavon lean
ed forward and said:
"Here comes young Chamberlain."
"Ah!" replied Beaconsfield as he took
In. the young man from tip to toe."
"What do you think of him?"
"He wears his monocle like a gentle
man," replied the premier.-Philadel
phia Saturday Evening Post.
Balloo.-- Help to Sprinkle Towns.
An inventor has recently devised a
Bcheme for sprinkling a town with the
help of balloons, which carry up into
the air long hose pipes connected with
fireplugs on the ground. This is for
the purpose of engendering coolness,
and the same object is sought by an
other genius, who proposes to erect in
various parts of the city very tall skel
eton towers, to the tops of which large
bombs fl led with carbonic acid will
be mn up for explosion by an electric
spark. Of course, the carbonic acid,
expanding in the form of vapor, will
chill the surrounding atmosphere, thus
jiving relief to the heat-oppressed
community below. *An idea that ia
even now used in many factories, to
cool the air in the buildings, is to.
throw a spray of cold water Into a
room until the air is supersaturated,
and then to force the air thus cooled
through the outer rooms. - Boston
It Made a Difference.
Gentleman (to boy who has fallen
md soiled his clothes)-"Oh, I
vouldn't cry, my little man."
Boy-"You would if you were going
o get the licking I'm going to get
rhen my mother sees me."-Boston
[wo traveling salosmnn In each Southern Stato.
'J') and expenses. Experience not absolutely
lecessary. For particulars address Pocahontas
Tobacco Works Co., Bedford City, Va.
Newspaper Man-1 should like to telegraph
mme that the commanding general ls au
Censor-I regret to inform you that we
?an permit the transmission of no military
acre ts.- Life.
Beauty Is Blood Deep.
Ciri.n blood means a clean skin. No
beauty without it. Cascarete, Candy Cathar
tic cleon your blood and keepit clean, by
dirriag up the lazy liver and driving all im
purities from the body. Begin to-dny to
banish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion by taking
Cascarete,-beauty for ten cents. All drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, Mo.
"Funny thing that Closo should take his
ie\v wife to a boarding house instead of Bet
ing up a borne of their own."
"I have an Idea he wants her to learn the
melness. 60 he can save more money."-In
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Cures a Cough or Cold at once, ]
Conquers Croup without fail,
nw Is the best for Bronchitis, Grippe,J?
?sn! Hoarseness, Whooping-Cough. and . mm
K?4 for the cure of Consumption. b?|
^Mothers praise it. Doctors prescribe it p
Small doses; quick, sure results.
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mn c* 11 r5,000,000 HARDY
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open air, and will withstand oxtrpme oold
weather without Injury. Price ?L50 per 1' 00.
5,000 to 10 000 S1.25 per 1000. 10 OOO and OW ?LOO
per 1000. Sond all order* to Wm, C. GERATY,
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HINTS POR HOUSEWIVES.
A Simple, Satisfactory Dinner.
For a simple, satisfactory Thanks
giving dinner here is a suggestion:
Soup, nice golden-browned turkey,
mashed potato, sweet potato, celery,
squash, cranberry sauoe or jelly, pie,
and dessert, topped off with cheese,
coffee, nuts, raisins, candy and fruit.
As to the table arrangements, noth
ing can be handsomer or in better
taste than a linen tablecloth of flue
quality and pretty pattern. A cen
tre piece of embroidery and a bowl of
chrysanthemums make the choioest
decorations, and autumn leaves, if
they have been preserved, lend a
bright bit of color to the-dining-room.
It would be impossible to give a i
Thanksgiving menu that would snit
the taste and purse of all our readers,
but the following recipes will be found
appropriate to the occasion and per
haps assist in their plans:
Cranberry Pie-To two cupfuls
finely chopped cranberries add one
cupful of raisins seeded and chopped,
half cupful granulated sugar, half cup
ful water, two tablespoonfuls flour
.and one egg. Line a pie plate with;
rich crust and fill with this mixture,*1
cover with an upper crust and bake inV
a rather slow oven. ?
Pumpkin Pie-Should be baked in")
square tins aud is made as follows:
Rub through a sieve enough cooked ;
pumpkin to make one pint. Add ta
this one small cup sugar,one saltspoon
salt one teaspoon cinnamon, one tea
spoon nutmeg, and then stir in one
pint hot milk. When the mixture is j
cold add two well-beaten eggs, pour
I iuto a paste-lined tin and bake.
Salted Nuts-A dish of salted al
monds, peanuts or other nuts 'will
make a pretty aside dish for the
Thanksgiving table. All nuts that can
be blanched are first thrown into boii-'
ing water for a few momtints, then
pour cold water over them and-rub off
the brown skins. Then to one cupful
nut meats add a Beaut teaspoon olive
oil and let them stand for one hour;
then drain and add to them one tpb'c-V
spoon fine salt. Put in, a shallow pan i
and place in a moderate oven, stirring
frequently] until they are a delicate
brown on all sides. "
Thanksgiving Pudding-Soak' ono
pint cracker crumbs in:three pint?,
milk for one-half hom*. Wash'fcwo"
cups seedless raisins and boil in-ouongh
water to cover while crumbs are soak
ing. Mix ou e-half cup sugar, one tei- :
spoon salt, one half teaspoon ;cirinar.
mon. one-half teaspoon nutmeg and
add three tablespoons butter; beat un-;
til creamy. Beat in six eggs, one at a
time, and stir this into the milk in
which the raisins have been stirred
without the water in which they were
covered. Euttor a deep pudding dish
thick with cold butter, turn in the
pudding and cover it. Bake 1 bree
hours in a modorate oven, removing
the cover the la.?;. hour to brown it,and
during the first hour stir up the pud-,
ding from th? bottom to keep the
raisins on top. Serve with~a bard
Ribbon jelly lends an air of pretty
festivity to tao dinner and is very
easily made. Soak ona-half box gela
tine in one-half cup cold water for one
hour. Add two cup? boiling water,
one cup sugar, juice of one lemon aud
beat until dissolved. Then strain
through a felt or flannel bag and di
vide this into three parts. Flavor
ono part with strawberry juice, the
second with maraschino, the third with
orange and whip each of the three
parts until foamy. Put them into a
mold in layers, beginning with the
lightest in color.
Nervous spasms are usually con
trolled by a little salt taken into the
mouth and allowed to dissolve..
Clenn Japanued trays by rubbing
them over witl^ a little olive oil and
then polishing it with a soft cloth.
Before papering a whitewashed
room wash over the walls with vine
gar, otherwise the paper will not ad
New rubber corks are provided with
a push top, which olongates the rub
ber bulb of the cork, permitting ad
justment to bottles of various sizes.
Save all tho soft bits of paper for
polishing lamp chimneys or for wiping
grease from kettles and fryingpans
before putting into the dishwater.
A cleau aprou worn while hanging
out the clothes, a clean basket, clothes
line and pins ave all essentials if the
laundress desires to keep her clothes'
When baby's skin is-chafed pu^,a
pinch of boracic powder into a little
warm water and sponge the chafed
skin after her bath; dry .gently, apply
a little cold cream and dust with baby
The chain wire dishcloth, so useful
for cleaning cooking pots and pans? is
now made fastened to a long, Smooth,
wooden handle, which allows one to
use it without putting the hands into
Ricewater in laundering will stiffen;
dresses. Boil a pound of rice in .a
gallon of water and rinse the dress be
fore drying. Do not diy"thin,gawns
in the sun. Roll iu a cloth and iron
when nearly dry. ...
Normandy dimities aire among the
newest and most attractive cottons for
bedrooms, guest chambers, dens and1
the liko, for curtains or hangings.
They have delicate-toned backgrounds
with floral decorations.
It is well always to remember the
proportions of vinegar and oil in the
French dressing-three-fourths of oil.
to one-fcarth of vinegar, though the
proportion varies to some extent, ac
cording to individual taste.
"Have you ever thought," says a
housekeeper, "in putting up pre
serves to heat the covers of the jara?
Put them on something on top of the
stove until they are hot. They will
not cool the jar you are sealing up
then, and there is greater surety of
the preserves keeping satisfactorily}"
An oilcloth that has grown a little
shabby is wonderfully improved by
having a good coat of copal varnish.
Let it get thoroughly dry before usiug
the room, aud to cleau, wipe with an
oily cloth. A new oilcloth will gen.
orally keep its newness much longer
if it is varnished as soon as it is put
When the family gets tired of the
wholesome and economical bread pud
ding as usually served, try cooking it'
in custard cups. Butter the cups,,
pour tho mixture iu, thou stand them
to bake iu a pan of hot water. Wh?n?
done, cover oach with a spoonful of
jelly and other meringue nnt\ pass
Oriel n of Tumblers. ' J
Drinking-glasses called tumblers
owe their name to tho fact that they
are the successors of little round sil
ver bowls, so per/ectly balanced that
whichever way thoy were tipped about
on the table, they tumble 1 into posi
tion again, and there remained with
the rim upward, as if asking to be re
limul.? - mi ni? i -.I.? .II.i
p RACERS IN WINTER QU ARTE OS, "
Cared for as Thouin Folded Away Io Lavci
? ? dtr sad Tissue Paper.
"And what, Mr. Scott, do you d<
With the? pretty creatures In winter?'
once asked a dainty dame of .the fa
mous Yorkshire trainer, as sbo patte<
the arching neck of a favorite $20,001
"Fold 'em up in tissue paper and lav
ender 'em, ma'am, so as the moth:
can't get at them," gruffly replied- tb<
"Wizard of the North," who strongl:
resented the unauthorized Intrusion o:
ladles within the sacred precincts o;
the training stables.
Althpugh it ls, of course, unnecessary
te explain that the above quoted an
ewer Is to be taken literally, it ls i
"fact, nevertheless, that lt contains ?
solid substratum of truth. The mod
ern race horse ls a dainty and dellcat?
animal, and unremitting care and at
tention have to be lavished upon biff
at all times. But during the wintei
momas, owing to the vagaries of oui
treacherous and constantly changing
climate, these extraordinary" precau
tlons have tc be redoubled.. : :'T ' . ..
The day ia a^racing stable, during
the off season, begins at O.a. m., ai
which hour the huge : alarm cloe!
which custom decrees shalTlrivarlablj
be'kept: Ih the head'"lad's" bedroom,
^incontinently "go?s off." The Jiorsei
know, the,, sound. There ls a clatter,
. a rlpplmg rustle, the ringing of steel
against steel, a muffled neigh or twe
from the Interior of the long racles ol
buildings, followed by the appearance
of troops of sleepy men and boys. Tee
minutes later all Is bustle and anima
lion. . .
With the first faint streak of. dawn
comes breakfast, after which, thc
"morning? horses" are taken out for es
erclse. They are kept out about three
hour;:-from 8 till ll. The "afternoon"
horses go out from 2 till 4, and imme
diately on their return begins the gen
eral "clean-up," anticipatory of the
trainer i dally visit Each and every
animal ls groomed and' rubbed and
polished, until from car'to hoof he Ia
as cleau. ;as .thc- i?ro-.erblal-new pin.
Special attention is given to the legs
and -feet. The former are industri
ously.-hand rubbed with the object of
Imparting a good; 'healthy glow to the
extremities. The latter are tarred or
vaselined,-as the case may be, and the
"shoes;"buff-sticked" send burnished till
they shine.like silver. ? \
Soon after 5 the mighty magnate for
whose benefit all these proportions, are
made puts In an appearance, accom
panied, like a general officer on parade,
by his troop of attendant satellites.
Unless something very unusual ls "In
j the wind," or a horse happens to be In
disposed, the Inspection does not occu
py more than ten or fifteen minutes ?t
If he has the slightest shadow of a
doubt he will verify matters by pass
ing- a white handkerchief over the
glossy skin, taking care to rub the coat
the wrong way, or he will insert the
fo-eflnger of glove, Inside the suspect
ed animal's ear. Woe betide the groom
responsible for that particular horse If
the cambric or the kid, as the case may
be, is not as spotless af ter this ordeal
as It was before.
As soon as the trainer has taken his
departure the animals are "finished"
that is, they are wteped all over, and
have their legs again well "hand rub
bed," after which they are bedded
down and left In pence and quietness
untile the following morning. j
-.-...?? . . ? . . ? . ? 1 ?_' ? i.
Trials of (be Hosiery Clerk, . ? V.
"Tired out! Well, I should say Tam!
-There is not a woman In Indianapolis
knows the size of her feet" so said the
young woman who presides at the ho
siery department, in one of the large
stores, as she seated herself beside a
friend in a South Side car. I . ";
"Why, I thought you had an easy
counter," said the friend.
"Easy? Why, It's one of the hardest
In the store. What makes lt hard Is
that women..will-not:.tell what size
stockings tbey want A great big wo
man with a foot like a ham will come
up to the counter, and of course the
first question I ask ls 'what sizer She
may say seven, for instance, when I
know she ought to have a nine. Then
I say 'what size shoe do you wear?' '
and she'll answer, T don't know what
size shoe, but I wear seven hose, as I
told you.' "
"Well, why don't you let her have
sevens if she wants them?"
"Let her have them! That would be
? wise Idea! Then have them brought
back the next day all stretched out of
shape and more than like iy more fit for
sthe laundry than to . go back in. the
box. Then there is the calling of a
floor walker, getting a voucher and all
this and that besides perhaps a dissat
isfied customer. .The shoe clerk isn't j
In it with us."-Indianapolis News, j*
??. WUft?es Found Farintend.
"Captain- Thomas-Ash found the flesh
of a-large', whale high above water in
the; Ice. on, Hagged Is/and, and doubt
less many whalers In the Antarctic
Ocean could tell similar stories. "Cup
l tain William Beck had a remarkable
experience; His drew were wandering
over one bf the islands in the Antarctic
when they came to a large bluff in
which, as in a glass case, was a whale
fifty or* sixty feet In length. The men
- were dumfounded; as they were ? mlle
and a bab! inland, and the spot was
nearly IOU feet above sea level. Here
was a valuable .whale ?ll ready for
them, intact and perfect in every par
ticular, apparently swimming, in the
ice. It was manifestly Impossible to
secure lt without the aid of powder,
and as they had none to blast lt out
they were obliged to leave the animal
? where It'was. The whale may have :
been, there for ag?s.-New. York. Sun.
Tools Used for Cutting Cork.'
A sheet of cork, flattened by press1
ure and heat, ls cut into squares of a
required size. The cutter rapidly
rounds these by using a broad, sharp
knife-the whole process being instan
taneous. The knife has to be main
tained in a state of perpetual sharp
ness, and the workman has a board
before him on which ?c ls rubbed on
each 6lde after the cutting of each
Cork-albeit a soft substance-blunts
the tools used on Its more rapidly than
db the hardest and toughest of metals.
While the tool that ls used for plan
ing,, .or boring steel will work continu
ously for hours without sharpening, a
cork cutting knife requires to be sharp
ened-every second. Various patents, ]
for cutting corks by machinery have
been taken out In America, England
and France, but the various processes
have not as yet been as successful as
the inventors expected. : _ . (
mm mP m m ly Bl i'
PART OF HIS. SKULL HIS CARD.
foe Odd Experience of a Medical Missionary
with a Native African,
"Probably the oddest case Within my
ixperlence waa that -of Lapuie, who
nade himself known to me through
he use of a detached piece of his
kuli," said a medical missionary on a
urlough from his work among the
ieathen. "One morning * went out
0 look over the specimens of real or
anded Injury? which were awaiting
reatment There was pretty nearly
ivery kind of tropical disease in the
lutfit, from sore finger to dropsy. Most
)f the patients, were well known to me,
nit among them was one man whose
'ace waa unfamiliar, and who seemed
o belong to a- different tribe. As I
stopped at his place he leaped to his
'eet as actively as a cat, and from
lomewhere in his scanty .apparel dug
ip an object'which he promptly hand
id to me. It was a circular piece of
luman skull as big around as a dollar,
ind very nearly as' thick. On the outer
lurface some one had carefully
:en in ink thename Lapuie. This ? j*t
ie, I think, the. first case in which a
nan has used part of his skull instead
)f a visiting card.
"I looked the man over at once to
Ind out what.the trouble was. He had
lad some sort of a difference of opln
on with his chiefs and J the result of
racb presumption had received a stout
dubbing. Que of the blows, had frac
;ured the skull, and for the time had
mocked him out. When the old wo
nen who look, after the oclence ' of
medicine among these particular hea
den got hold of Lapuie. .they found
that part , of his skull was loose. To
save difficulty, they pried the loose
jiece. off with the blade of a knife,
poulticed up the wound and let nature
lo the rest The patient kept the chip
>f h,is skull and the Inscription upon
t was the work of some trader.
"When the case came under my no
tice there was scarcely more than the
thickness of a piece of parchment left
>f the skull over the brain, and the
svound had practically . healed. It
turned out that Lapuie had made thc
long journey to his distant home to see
me, because this degree of damage
troubi<Ml him. He had the idea that
the piece of skull should be, set back in
??bice and he seemed to have great con
fidence In my. ability to do iL It was
though I did. all that surgical science
prescribes for the protection of the
thin spot in the cranium, my patient
kept harping on the fear that he might
1 great disappointment to him that his
skull chip could not be stuck back; Al
lose his. fragment of bone, which might
fall Into improper hands and thus play
t?e mischief with him. The only way
to pacify him was to string the chip on
i wire and solder it ?bout his neck."
Tbe Reservist Who Returned.
The reserve men- are employed in
many private trades and callings, as
well as In a great many cases being
policemen or private officers at large
business establishments, and in nearly
ill cases they were in fine physical
A few, however, were rejected at
medically unfit, and ono amuning case
jf that sort was reported from a small
seashore town where the only police
man in the place was in the Grenadier
reserves. He at once gave up his ap
pointment and prepared to go to the
wars, and at a meeting of the Town
Council ample relief was voted for his
family during his absence, a vote of
thanes was tendered to him-for Jiis
prompt display of patriotism-and a
committee, of tradesmen gave a .hon
anet hi his/ honor, at which the Mayor
spoke highly of his soldierly qualities
ind wished him a safe .return, He was
loudly cheered as the train departed,
ind returned, the nest morning as "too
fat for a soldier." An odd incident in
connection with the mobilization of
the Coldstreams was the return of two
brothers named Battle to the colors,
there being already two other brothers
yt the same family on the active list,
30 that the very appropriately named
juartet are now off for South Africa.
Kew York Telegram.
The Warwick Farm Sold.
The famous Warwick Farm of 515
acres In- Warwick Township, Chester
County, Penn., has been sold for $12,
500. On this property the old War
wick furnace, probably the first to
make, iron in: Ihe rUnited StateB, was
put into blast about the year 1730, and
here many of. the cannon used by the
patriotic army In the Revolution were
In the meadows are burled pieces of
jrdnance which were secreted to pre
sent them from falling Into the hands
yt. the British after th?'battle of Bran
dywine, in 1777, when General Wash
ington. ; and ' his . army ; were ? retreating'
aorthward ' through Chester County,
leaving the furnace exposed to the
mercy of the enemy.
- - i
. ^ How !She Discouraged Him.
She-What a goba! picture!
He-No;,it isn't. . I was not. .well,
ind I looked like an idiot that morn
n?- . ' , : ., ; .. .' ',.
She-(intently studying the photo
graph)-Well,it looks exactly like you,
?uyway. ? ' '
It requires no experience- to dye withPur
; Ali FADELESS DIES. Simply boiling your
roods lathe dye ls aU that's necessary. Bold
ty all druggists.
Poo Late for tbe Regular ?ditions.
Troth, having been crushed to earth, was
tow rising again.
"But what has become of fall those re
lorters?" she asked, in a dazed way, picking
ip herhat, while Error laughed mockingly.
Bow Are Toar Kidneys .
Dr. Hobbs' SparafDs Pills euro all kidney Ins. San>
>le free. add. Sterling Ksmed y Co., Chicago or N. T.
Then and Now.
Higgins-I wish I had the appetite I had when
'. was a hoy.
Wiggins-I don't. I hare to pay my own board
n. II. CREK..' SONS, of Atlanta, Ga., are the
?nly successful Dropsy Specialists In the world.
ice tholr liberal offer In advertisement In an
ther column ot this paper.
VITALITY low, debilitated orexhaustod cured
>y Dr. Kline's Dxyigoraiing Tonic. FBKE $1
rial bottle for 2weeks' treatment. Dr. Kline,
An 031 Arch St., Phlladpljiba. Founded 1871.
Attention is called to the very useful
irtlcles contained in tho premium list of the
Continental Tobacco Co.'s advertisement
>f their Star Plug Tobacco in another col
lum of this paper. It will pay to save the
'Star" tin tags and so take advantage of
he best list ever issued by tho Star Tobacco.
I am entirely cured of hemorrhage of Innes
ty Plan's Cure for Consumption.-LOUISA
.INPAU AN, Bothany, Mo., January 8,18W.
The man who always plays up to tho gal-'
cry, is apt very often to fall flat in the pit.
Take ''nsc.irots Candy Cathartic. 10c or ?5c.
f C-C. C. lall to core, drugpfWarefuiitf money.
..Char'us Plncknoy ls credited with "Millions
br def en*e. hut not ?nc rent mr tribute."
Hair BesWr?r iB a Perfect
LlVINQ UNDER Y-NS AND Fia TREE.
)ae Mi? Do So Ll?ern?y ia Arizona, bat It
Has Its Disadvantages.
"I've heard a good deal of Uving tin
ier vine and fig tree," observed the
r'eteran at the Commercial Traveller's
31ub, "but I've only seen it once, my
self. It was in Arizona. It looked
rery pleasant, but the tenants didn't
?ppreciate lt worth a cent Its loca
tion was a little town called Temple.
Temple ls a great place for figs. The
trees border all the streets and tho
fruit is so abundant that it Is fed to
the horses. Good thing for horses, too,
makes their coats as glossy as satin.
"I was there when the railroad had
[ust been built With lt had come the
usual rough crowd. The Justice of the
Peace was the editor of the town pa
per. He was only 22 years old, but
was a terror to the criminals. He had
live constables, headed by an ex-sol
dier, usually known as Big Bill. Aa
the county seat, Phoenix, was distant
only ten miles, the village Bad no Jail.
Usually the prisoners demanded the
statutory day In which to plead. Then
Big Bill would hale them off to his
adobe-built home near the river and
shackle them with leg irons to great
white Adriatic fig trees in his front
yard. It was In the summer time. Be
neath was a thick, comfortable mat
of Bermuda grass. Above was the
grateful shade of the broad leafed fig
trees. For f^od, delicious figs were at
hand, in m j than, plenty. Within
reach flowed a stream of pure water
from an irrigating ditch. Two fox
hounds, savage and unfriendly, stood
guard, to warn away visitors. On the
whole, lt was the nearest approach to
first principles I have ever known Cau?
casians to make."-New York Sun.
One Way to Get a Husband,
The mode of finding husbands for
orphan girls In Italy is both curious
and interesting. In several cities of
Central Italy there are funds connect
ed with the orphanages from which
young girls raised in these institutions,
receive a small dower when they
marry. On a certain holiday In the
year the young girls who are to leave j
the orphanage and those who have the
right to marry are grouped at both
sides of the altar In church at early
mass. The prospective grooms, mostly
young mechanics, attend service, dur
ing which they take & good look at the
girls. This may or may not Intensify
the devotional exercises of both sexes.
After service the bachelors proceed to
the sacristy and there declare to thc
officiating priest that they are willing
to marry, and at the same time they
designate the girls of their choice.
If in any case the girl consents and
if the papers of the groom are in shape
the matter is settled. At the afternoon
service the various couples are married
in due form, and the dowers are paid
aver. It is said that these marriages
are, as a rule, happy ones, verifying
the old adage that accident is a good
The Typewriter Invention.
A Statistician has proved that the invention
of tho typewriter has given, employment to
300,000 people but he falls to state how many
cases of weak stomachs und dyspopeta lt has
Induced. All people of sedentary occupation
neod llostetter's Stomach Bitters, lt helps
nature to bear the strain which ensues from
confinement and lt ls a wonderful medicine.
No one roallzcs this more keenly than: the
man or womau who has beon cured of stom
ach trouble by Its use.
Safety From Lightning.
Safety from lightning ls easily secured.
Simply puton rubbers and thea stand up so
that your clothes won't touch any were.
Con't Tobacco Spit and Smoke Your Lite Away.
. To quit tobacco easily and forever, he mag
netic, full of Ufe. nerve and vigor, take JTo-To
Bac. the wonder-worker, that malees weak men
strong. All druggists, 60c or 91. Cure guaran
teed. Booklet and sample free. Address
Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or New York.
He Called Himself a Meteor.
The Rocky Gulch cowboy who broko up a
show In that town by shooting at the actors,
called himself a meteor, because, he said, he
was shooting stars.
8100 Reward. 8100.
The readers of this paper will be pleaded to
learn that there is at least one dreaded dis
ease that science lins been able to cure in all
it.sstai:es.andthatis Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh
Curo is the only nositivu cure now known to
the medical fraternity. Catarrh heine acon
stitutional disenso, requires a constitutional
treatment. Hull's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon tho blood and ma
sons surfaces of the system, thereby destroy
ing the foundation ol tho disease, and givinc
the patient strencth by building up the con
stitution and assisting nature in doinc its
work. The proprietors have so much faith in
Its curativo powers that they ofter One Hun
dred Dollar-* for any case that it fails tocure.
Send for list of testimonials. Address
F. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold hy Druggists. 75c.
Hall's Family Pills aro the best
No music ls so sweet to a man as that
which he makes when he blows his own horn.
Fducnte Your Bowels With Cascttrets.
Condy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
Kc. 25c If CC. C. fall, druggists refund money.
As a national bird, the eagle won't be in
lt on Christmas v/Ith the turkey.
t . Is food for thought.
MENTION THIS PiPERr^??;
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8 Scissors, 4X lnchos. SS
* Child's Set, Knife, Fork and Spoon SS
6 Salt and Popper Set, one each, quad
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6 French Briar Wood Pipe..86
7 Razor, hollow ground, fine English
8 Butter Knife, triple plate, best
9 Sugar Sholl, triple plate, best quoi.. 60
10 Stomp Box. sterling sUver. 70
11 Knife, "Keen Kniter." two blades.. 78
13 Butcher Knifo. "Seen Kutter," 8-ln
13 Shears, "Keen Kutter." 8-inch. 76
14 Vat Set, Cracker and 6 Picks, silver
15 Base Kail. "Association," best qual.100
16 Alarm Clock, nickel. 160
17 Six Genuine Rogers'Teaspoons, best
plated goods. 160
18 Watch, nickel, stem wind and set.. SOO
19 Carvers, good stoel, buckhorn
50 Six Genuine Rogers' Table Spoons,
best plated goods.260
51 Six each. Knives and Forks, buck
S3 Six evh. Genuine Rogers' Knives
and Forks, best plated goods.600
THE ABOVE OFFER EXPIRE
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BVy-THE GENUINE-MANT O Oy '
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"I bare cor.u li- taja tr t \>u?e wathont %
movement of tho bowel?, w being able to
move them except br using hot water injections.
Chronic constipation for soTcn years placed me In
this terri bio condition; dorins that time I did ev
erything I heard of butnoTer found any relief; such
tros my caso until I began using CASCABET8. I
noir bave from ono to three passages a day, and if Z
iras rich I would give MOMO for each movement; tl
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13 Clock, 8-day, Calendar, Thermom
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14 Gun case, leather, no better made. MO
15 Revolver, automatic, doable action,
32 or 38 caliber.600
16 Tool Sot, not playthings, but real
17 ToUot Sot. decorated porcelain.
very handsome. 800
?8 Remington Rifle No. 4, Si or 82 cal. 800
S Watch, sterling silver, full jeweled 1000
?0 Dress Sait Case, leather, handsome
11 8ewing Machino, first doss, with
12 Revolver, Colt's, 33-caliber, bined
13 Rifle, Colt's, 16-shot. 23-callber.1500
H Guitar (Washburn),,rosewood,in
!6 Mandolin, very Handsome.2000
16 Winchester Repeating Shot Gun,
17 Remington, doable-barrel, ham
mer Shot Gun, 10 or 12 gauge.2000
18 Bicycle, standard make, ladles or
19 Shot Gun, Remington, double bar
IO Regina Music Box, 16.* luch Disc.5000
S NOVEMBER 30m. 1900.
'sgt rthat ls, Star tin tags with no smiU
ier side of tag), are not good for pr?tent?,
in CASH on the basis of twenty cents per
?ch Ut. 1900.
tiaro than a dime's' worth of any
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