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0 sweet-day dream-that phautasy achieves,
1 would not wake to find my dream deceives,
Itseems so real-that with my will at bay
I stretch my arms out in a childish way
To grasp the olden hope of morns and eves
While the smiling flowers, the buds and leaves,
In which the rapture of my mood believes
t3Iak glad the summer air like roundelay
Ob sweet day dream i
.Ah, strange that * dreamland ever mocking
j Unto the pleasures, after-memory grieves,
'Time, when the sun of life filled youth's rare
When all the future seemed endless May,
And. Love drew near the light that Fancy
Oh sweet day dream.
.??-ANNIS G. MURRAY, in Boston Sunday Herald.
"Dear me," said Letty Wyngard,
shalt go crazy. Five (children all
S?^oring-at once, -the preserve-kettle
boiling over, the pickles fermenting,
moths in my Sundny shawl: and the
dog running;away with the Boup-bone
And Letty stood in the middle of
the roo ir, holding her head with both
bands, as if she momentarily expected
it to sail np into the air like a balloon.
Letty wu very pretty, after an odd
'gypsy tyj e, with great dark eyes, a
brown, healthy skin, and hair as black
as a crow's wing-and, as yet, not
even the five children, and the endless
round of daily cares and duties to
-whiob, as the wife of a poor, young
... carpenter, she was condemned, had
g planted; a -wrinkle on her velvet
: smooth forehead.
John Wyngard burst out laughing,
and that, in Mrs. "Wyngard's case,
proved the one hair that broke the
* cahrel's back. She began to cry.
"Now, Letty, don't be a goose,"
**aid* lie, soothingly. "Why, what
do vou know about real trouble?"
"I don't care," sobbed Letty. "I'm
sick of it all. I'm tired of patching
old clothes, and hashing old meats,
and hoarding pennies. I'mjlired of-"
."Tour husband and your children,",
gravely interrupted Mr. Wyngard, "Ia
that it, Lotty?"
Mrs*. Wyngard pouted and was
: silent. She didn't like to own to it,
but for the moment she almost felt
^that she was tired of them.
^ "I might have married rich," she
\?fcaid, slowly, twisting the baby's bib
' . strings around and abont her finger.
f^M might have been Howard Linda
, ley's wife, and he is a very wealthy
man they tell me."
"It's a pity you didn't," said John,
"Yes, it is a pity, " said Letty, stung
? beyond endurance, as she flounced
out of the room.
And then as she sat clown to sew a
v button on Johnny's*jacket and braid
Se little Helen's hair and show Hosie
about the arithmetic sums, aud, finally,
wiiea the four eldest ones were
packed off to school, to bathe the
baby and rock it to sleep, Letty Wyn
' gard could not help thinking how
much brighter and smoother her path
way would be if, instead of saying "no"
to handsome Howard Lin da ley, she
g had uttered, the other monosyllable.
". *Not but what she loved John better,
far, than Howard-but this wearing,
grinding succession of petty cares and |
tpii was sapping-'all the. life and elas
ticity ,ont of her. -
She looked disdainfully down at the
faded calico dress she wore, patched
. .And.dArnedLin.more than one place.
"If I had married Howard Linds
ley," she said to herc Hi, "Icould
"hate ftorn silks and jewels every day,
9 with hired servants to wait on me and
an elegant carriage to drive out in
whenever I pleased. Oh, dear, what
a world of trouble this is!"
And as Mrs. Wyngard laid her little
"r?ayjcbeeked infant down fo sleep,she
5 felt as if her lot had fallen in very
} thorny places.
Just as soe had taken her place once
' again aver the brass kettle in which
, ehe was trying to "do up" same rocky
: poupd pears which a neighbor had
given her, there came a knock at the
. "Come in," said Letty, and the
, housekeeper from Hadfield Hall, the
J big mansion on the hill, came mincing
across the threshold.
Letty dusted off a chair in consider
. able of, a flurry, for. Mrs. Ellison was
a grand lady in her way, who wore
black silks and laces and had her bon
nets directly from a New York mil
liner every spring and fall.
. - "Won't you bit down, Mrs. Elli
son?" said she, coloring to the roots
of "Ber p^ett^liair. and secretely hop
,?ng^that5?rs. Ellison did not observe
, the patch on ber calico dress.
'? "Thank you, my dear-I am in a
,great burry," said Mrs. Ellison, "I
'have some fine "laces and xauslins and
Valencinnes handkerchiefs here from
ray lady at the hall. The laundress
hasn't come down yet, and she ain't
willing to trust the lady's maid with
s 'em, and they must be ready by dark
-and so I told ber I knew a person
in tlie village that was a master hand
at laces and fluting and such like, and
I depend on you, my dear, to do 'em
np for me."
Letty hesitated an instant.
"She'll pay you a dollar at least,"
said Mrs. Ellison. "3he ain't none of
the stingy sort, my lady ain't*"
A dollar, in Letty Wyngard's eyes,
was no inconsiderable sum. A dollar
would boy the new shoes that Hosie
needed so sadly-or flannel for the
baby's winter sacks-or half a hun
dred other necessaries which Letty
could think of.
"Yes," said she, "I'll do it. My
preserves will soon be finished. Lay
.' the bundle on the table please. So
the new family have arrived at the
. hall at last?"
Mrs. Ellison nodded assent She
had lived housekeeper with the Had
fields of Hadfield Hall for 20 years, and
was sorry enough when the old place
. went into other hands. But a sitna
* tion was a situation,so she had stayed
>? 'VTTeB," says she. "Mr. and Mrs,
. Howard Lindsiey."
- v Letty gave such a start that the
preserve kettle had nearly tipped over
into the fire.
. j. :"Lindsley!" cried she, with a little,
hysterical laugh. "What a funny
"Handsome, stylish people, with
0 more monty, to all appearances, than
- they know what to do with," went on
... -Mrs. Ellison. 11 just wish you could
. see her dresses and je weis I Stephanie,
the French maid, showed me, when
she was unpacking'em, and it's as
good as a play!"
- -A Letty said nothing, but stirred
busily away at her preserves, while
- the old housekeeper maundered on
abont the wealth and grandeur of tho
new -possessors of Hadfield Hall.
And all thi3 might have been hers !
"When shall I send for the laces?"
Hrs. Ellison Anally asked, when sh?
rose to depart .
I'll take them home myself, abont
dusk," said Letty, inwardly resolving
to get for herself a glimpse into tbe
paradise which so nearly had been her
Andso.at twilight,with the daintily
ironed and Anted laces in her basket,
she walked np to Hadfield Hall.
How stately it looked with its broad j
colonnaded facade, all glittering with ,
lights, its grand conservatory at the (
back, where palm-leaves and bananas ;
brushed the glass top, and its terraced i
grounds! Oh, if she had only said ?
"yes" to Howard Lindsley ll year?
Within, everything was in keeping.
Administer carpets, like banks of moss
covered the floor-marble statues
in velvet-lined niches-lights glowed
softly, aud tables, loaded with lare
ornaments, stood around.
"Hush!" said Letty, as Mrs. Ellison
with some pride, pointed out the vari
ous beauties of the place. "What is [
that noise, like a woman crying? In
the next room, I think."
Mrs. Ellison's face clouded over.
"ItVMrs. Lindley, poor dear," (
said she. "The master's a brute. He's j
been drinking too much-Mademoi- ?
selle Stephanie says he always drinks j
too much-and he-jstruck her! Struck |
her, and called her a whimpering fool j
before all of us servants. 1 never saw j
a man strike a woman before, and I:
declare it made me sick all over. But
Stephanie says it s a common thing
enough. Oh, my dear, she's wretch
ed in spite of all her money."
"Has she no children?" Letty
"She had two,but she lost 'om both.
Mademoiselle Stephanie says she often
cries and wishes she wns dead, too. !
And I don't wonder much, with suck 1
a husband as she's got. Hush! there
I he comes now."
And shrinking behind a carved.
group of Italian marble statuary, the
two women watched Howard Lindsley j
stalk gloomily by, with red, inflamed ?
eyes, sullen, down-lookiug face and
snuffling, unsteady footstep.
Silently Letty Wyngard went home,
thanking God in her heart that s h o
was a poor man's wife.
"Have you heard of the accident?" i
asked old Peter Styles, who was stand
ing out at his gate, as she hurried by
in the deepening dusk.
"No; what accident? What has
"That there honse ns your husband
was workin' in has tumbled in! AU a
heap|of ruins! Something wrong about
the foundation, they say, aud-"
"Oh, my God!" wildly interrupted
Letty, clasping her . hands. "Was he
hurt? My husband?"
"Well, "hesitated old Styles, "there,
was two men killed and one had his
arm broke. But-"
Letty waited to hear no more.
Swift as an arrow out of a bow she
sped homeward, a horrible dread
winging her footsteps with almo3t
incredible speed. Oh! if John shonld
be killed-John, her faithful, loyal
husband, whom she had rocked so
lightly of-whom that very day she
had allowed to leave her without the
good-bye ki s. If her children should
"John! John!" she wailed, as she
pushed open the door, and went,
breathless, into the kitchen.
"Well, little woman, what is it?"
And oh! thanks to an all merciful
Heaven - John Wyngard himself
turned his bright, living face toward
her from the hearthside, where he was
sitting, with a child on either knee.
"I know what is in ycur dumb, ques
tioning eyes, Letty. I am not hurt,
thank God. I bad just gone to the
hardware store for another barrel of
nails when the building fell. No,
Letty, you're not rid of me quite so
Letty threw herself, sobbing, into
"Ah, John, John, love me. Hold
mo closer to your heart. John. I've
been repining and sel tish. I've never
been half good enough for you; but,
please God, I'll be a better woman,
and a more faithful wife from this
And then sbe told him the history
of her day's adventures.
"It's natural enough, little wife,"
said John, kindly, stroking her hair.
"But for all that I'm glad you've real
ized money isn't always happiness."
And a more contented couple thun
John Wyngard and his wife Letty
never sat by cheery fireside upon that
bleak winter evening. Letty profited
by her lesson.
PEARLS OF THOUCHT.
Vain hope to make people happy by
The good man's life is like the spark
that is brightest at the close.
When interest is at variance with
conscience, any pretence that seems
to reconcile them satisfies the hollow
Idleness is rf craven's goal. No
man of worth wants to be free from
work. Without work life is not worth
If you want knowledge, you must
toil for it; if food, you must toil for
it; and if pleasure, you must toil for
it; toil is the law.
To let a man know that yon recog
nize and iejoice in some good quality
of his, is to bless him with a new
heart and stimulus.
Courtesy is the passport to success.
We double ^he power of our lifo when
we add to its gifts unfailing courtesy.
The world always begrudges room to
The habit of blaming others when
things go wrong is nu insidious and
dangerous one. Far more is it to the
purpose to inquire within whether the
fault, or much of it, may not. lie at
Beneficence shonld never be exer
cised at random, nor upon irrational
impulse, but should be the outcome
and expression of a disposition trained
and nonrished in the atmosphere of
The Foresta of Coba.
Perhaps moat of us assooiate all
tropical forests with terrible wild
beasts and reptiles. In childhood's
days wejbad picture books illustrating
the anaconda reaching down from a
tree *.o circle aroi nd a man and
squeeze him. Tb pre were the jaguar
and the dead hunter, the tiger carry
ing off a woman on his shoulder, the
lion springing on the bull, etc. In
Cuba things aie different. A returned
prospector, one of a rich sydnicate,
that is bnying all the land it can find
for sale in the "Pearl of the Antilles,"
says that wild beasts are practically
unknown there. There is a wild
animal, about the i ize of our black
squirrel, called the "hutia," which is
choice eating. Deer have come over
from Florida, aud abound in some
parts of the island. Only four species
of snakes are found, and all are harm
less. One may sleep uncovered in
the forests without fear of molesta
tion by beast, reptile or insect -
New York Press.
FOR THE HOUSEWIVES.
Dealg-na on Table Linen.
The dainty housekeeper pays mach
attention to her table linen. If she
can afford it she orders her tablecloths
and napkins woven especially for her
iu some unique,choseu design. Often,
however, she contents herself with a
conventional pattern in stock when
she finds out the expense of the proc
ess. Special machinery must be
made, and that is no trifle. It must
be kept in repair, and that is a neces
sary consideration. Generally it is a
coat-of-arms that she wishes woven
into her linen, although patriotic sen
timents have been known to demand
some original designs in table linen.
The Freshening of Fuco.
"When black lace has lost its fresh
ness, says a woman who looks careful
ly after the de tails of her own ward
robe, wash it first in lukewarm water
and a little melted soap. Then p. e
pare a deep blue water, and mix with
gum arabic. The usual proportion is
one tablespoonful of gum arabic to a
pint of the water. Dip the lace in
this mixture, squeeze lightly with the
hands, and then pin the lace out on a
cleau piece of muslin to dry. "When
nearly dry iron on the wrong side.
Another method is to dip tho lace
in a mixture of milk and water,squeeze
well, then iron with a sheet of lissue
paper over it. Black veils can be
freshened in the same way as black
Mirror in tho Celling.
Formerly, when a young woman sal
with eyes uplifted aud an expression
of spiritual serenity on her counten
ance while she discussed such impor
tant subjects as the com'positiou of
sandwiches or the last new cotillon
figure, it meant that she was fully
alive to tho attractions of tho up
turodeyes pose and that she had found
it effective by more or less incessant
practice. Now it means that she is
aware that carefully inserted in the
ceiling of her den is a mirror which
reflects her graceful positions, her
dreamy eyes and the expressions vis
a-vis when'he turns to regain his lost
. The mirror is now a needed comple
tion to the draperies, tho sanctuary
lamps, rosaries, Malay creeses, cush
ions and the innmne able other things
of the most charming and popular
uook in the house.
Clutter places are an abomination
to a neat housekeeper Do not allow
refuse of auy kind to accumulate.
Even old tin cans may become the
source of mould and decay, and thus
be a menace to health. The danger
lies in the fact that they are generally
neglected after being opened, and
remnants of their conteuts are left to
generate mould and impurities. The
best way to dispose of old tin cans is
to put thom in the ash pail, where they
will be purified by the ashes, aud can
be thrown away with them. If you
wish to save these cans to paint for
flower pots, wash them out at once
and dry thom. Old leather and auy
animal matter like old woolen can be
buried with lime and soda, and will
soon form valuable fertilizer. There
is a place for everything in a well
ordered house, and there need be no
dangerous clutter places if o very thing
is put to use. Take special tare of
anything which will engender mould.
If you have not time to put this to
the proper use by burying it, burn it
where the odor will not offend the
nostrils, and use the ashes for a fer;
tilizo-. No place makes a more dan
gerous clutter place than the cellar.
Hero mould and impura germs grow
very rapidly ia the damp, cold air.
Physicians believe they have traced
cases of diphtheria to apples sto ed
in such a cellar and handled by chil
dren.-New York Tribune.
It eel pen.
Veal Salad-Cut cold roast or boiled
venl iuto dice aud for eaoh cupful ol
the meat allow oue cupful of tiny
sliced colery, season with pepper and
salt, mix lightly with salad dressing
and serve on crisp lettuce leaves.
Silver Cake-Cream together thor
oughly oue-half cupful of butter and
one cupful of sugar; add the beaten
whites of four eggs and beat again.
Then add one half cupful of flour and
two teaspoonfuls of baking powder.
Good cake can ba made iu the same
way by using yolks in place of the
Butter Ealls- Beat a quarter of a
pound of butter to a cream, stir in
titre J egga; 'hen add three large tea
spoonfuls of flour, a saltspoonfnl of
salt. Have a clear soup boiliug gently.
Take up tho batter in tiuy portions
with the tip of a small spoon, drop
into soup, and let them simmer 15 min
utes before serving. Oue-half or even
one-third this recipe would serve for
the soup of five people.
Lortfbn Tapioca-Soak one-third al
a cupful of tapioca in one half cupful
of cold water over night. In the
morning add one-half cupful of cold
water and the rind of one lemon and
boil until clear, then remove the rind,
add the juice of the lemon, half a
cupful of sugar, a pinch of salt and
one cupful of boiling water. Let it
boil two minutes, then turn into a wet
mold. Serve when cold with sugar
Sweet Spiced Crab Apple-Beraove
the blows from a peck of large, sound
crabapples. Make a syrup of one pint
of vinegar, one-half pint of water,
five pounds of sugar, one tablespoon
ful each of whole cinnamon, allspice
and cloves, and one-half teacupful of
mustard seeds. Put in the apples, a
few at a time, skim them out when
soft and put into a jar. When all the
apples are done, pour the syrup over
A short time ago the Bev. T. De
Witt Talmage, took for tho subject ol
his sermon the story of Jephthah,and
in the next issue of the Cincinnati In
quirer there appeared a verbatim ac
count of the discourse, but with the
following remarkable headings added:
"Jephthah-The Old Freebooter-At
an Early Age He Was Forced to
Rough it-He Held Up the End of his
String in Great Shape-aud Soon
Sewed Up the Games of Twenty Cities
-On His Return from Victory Ho
Kept a Promise-He Must Sacrifice
the First Person Seen in His Door
He Looks-Holy Horrors-It is His
Fair Daughter-But Jephthah was a
Man of His Word-And the Beautiful
Young Girl Was Slain."
Had Her Donbti.
"I don't believe professors know so
very much," said Mamie.
"Why! How can you talk so?" re
"Well, I don't see why Mr. Fulpate
should have seemed so surprised
and puzzled when I asked him how to
say 'rubberneck' in Greek."-Wash
Blind Persons aod Dreams.
Everybody dreams more or less, bnt
bave you ever reflected upon the
that people who are born blind have
only "hearing",., dreams? In other
words, trTS?? mental eye sees nothing
they only hear sounds.
This interesting point came np before
a scientific society the other day, and
lt was found that of 200 blind persons
who had been questioned on the sub
Ject those who had been born without
sight and those who had become blind
before their fifth year never saw
things dr faces in their dreams, while
all those whose eyeclght was destroyed
after the seventh year had as vivid
dream visions as seeing people.
Blind pe: / ms, it may be observed
dream just as frequently as do normal
people.-Cincinnati Commercial Trib
Kn tri;, H d'i Armored Traine.
1 ho magnificent nrmorod trains usod by
England in her war with the Doers will trans-*
pert her troops, protect bildges and tele
graphic communications in about the samo
way that Host otter's stomach Hitters drives
dyspepsia I rom I ho human stomach and then
mounts guard that lt does not return. The
Hitters has vron in every case of Indigestion
biliousness, liver nu? kidney ' trouble for the
past flity years. It ls Invaluable at all timos
Too Severe n, Strain.
"Rhynn tells inn Lo has gone out of politics
"Thill'* truo. Politically speaking, he wi?
on the fence, and when the Lee ors began
millin? a leg on e?ch side it was more than
ne could stand."--Chicago Nows.
VITALITY low, debilitated or exhausted enred
by DT. Kllno s InvlRO-atlng.Tonic. FREE $1
trial bottlo for 2woek->' trontment. Dr. Kline
Ld., 0;:i Arch St, i'hlladelpna. Founded 1S7L
A Slight Misunderstanding.
Slio-I suppose rou were presented at conrt
while in London?
Ho-Yes. twice; but I was acquitted both
tim? s.- Chic.igo News,
"Proof of the Gadding
' Is in the Eating,
R is not 'what <wc say, but 'what Hood's
Sarsaparilla, does, that tells the story.
Thousands of people give the proof, by
telling of remarkable cures by Hood"s Sar
saparilla of Scrofula, Salt Rheum, Dys
pepsia, Catarrh, Rheumatism, and e.U
other blood diseases and deb?t?y.
The People on Its Streets Are of Every Na
tloa, with Chinese Predominating.
Robert Godkin, just from Manila
recently said: "Aside from its pure
ly physical aspects Manila is unlike
any other pince I have ever been .in.
The people on the streets are of- ev?ry
nation, but with Chinese pr?domin?t
lug. There ave large numbers of pure
blooded Chinese there, and the half
castes, Chinese and native of tue island
are innumerable. Aguinaldo himself is
one, and the almond- eye shows every
where. The Tugal race is no longer
generally of the pure blood. The
Chinese-Tagalog crossbreed ls called
a mestizo, while a Spanlsh-Tagalog
half-caste is called a Filipino. These
latter are inordinately proud of their
Spanish ancestry, hold themselves
aloof, and constitute the aristocracy of
Manila. - Japanese, Malays and repre
6entatlves of other Eastern races are
frequently met, while Caucasians are
also occasionally to be seen, though in
fewer numbers. Of course, when I
was there, the American Bedder, in
brown uniform and campaign hat, was
all over the shop, guards on every
street and groups of them at every
"The Escolta, the principal business
street, of an afternoon is a lively and
Interesting place, with groups of sol
diers, Chinese coolies, and linen or
duck clad officers parsing to arid fro
There used to be one old Filipino, who
drove every day alone, who was really
wonderful in his grandeur. Seated
alone, in the center of the seat of his
victoria, ho was always clad in a long
frock coat, ?nd wore a high hat, which
must have been one bf the first ever
made.. It was said to be the-only one
in, or that ever had been In Manila,
and tho "old chap was Inordinately
proud of lt
"In the middle of the day the,na
tives and acclimatized Caucasians go
In for the siesta, and for two or three
hours business ls almost wholly sus
pended, but with our people it was dif
ferent. Unused to the ways of the
place, they have not as yet shaken off
the habits of a lifetime, and pay no
attention to the heat of the day. As
a consequence the streets are lively
now at all hours, whereas formerly
there was a space of time in the middle
of the day when they were compara
Dyeing is as simple as wnahing when yon
ase FCTNAM FADELESS DIES. Sold hy all
The Disappointed One.
A severe and elderly womnn passed by with
one of her kind. We caught only this Iras
ment: "It seems to me some persons are born
just to got the flrst reading of now books at
the Athenaeum."--Hoston Journal.
STAT? OF OHIO. CITY OP TOLEDO, !..
LUCAS COUNTY. I '
FRANK J. CHENEY makes oath thatbelsthe
senior partner of the Arm of F. J. CHENEY &
Co.. doing business in the City of Toledo,
County and State aforesaid, and thatsald Arra
will pay rhe sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for
each arid every caso of CATARRH that cannot
be cured by the use of HALL'S CATARRH CURB.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in ray
(-?-) piesenoe, this 0th day of December,
< SEA i, VA. D. 1886. A. W. GLEASON.
(^-Y-') Xotary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken Internally, and
acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces
of the system. Send for testimonials, free.
F. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, 0.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are tho best
After six years' suffering I was cured by*
Plso's Cure.-M ARY TnoMSON. 29M? Ohio Ave.,
Alleghany, Pa., March 19,1891.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cureB wind colic. 23c a bottle.
With Hoe and Gnn.
The Transvaal Boer behind the hoe
Perhaps maybe a triflo slow;
Put he's a sight to make men ran
'1 hat Transvaal Boer behind a gun.
Cures Croup and Whooping-Co?gh
Unexcelled for Consumptives. Gives.
quick, sure results. Refuse substitutes. . ?
Dr. Buirs Pills cure Biliousness. Trial, to for ?c.
nrcrit Sr-r-t! POTATO CrowflM la Am,-rten \
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f JOHN A. RAhZKR PEED CO., LA CKOH8E, WIS. A. f. $
Has the endorsement of tho
TJ. S. Government and nil
tbe Leading Bnilroads.
Hi CURtS?WHERE ALL iLstT?lLS.EST
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B3 In time 'Sold by druggists. -gi
FOR FARM AND GARDEN.]
Caro and Feed for Hones.
. The stomach of horses and mules
should not be overloaded. They
should not be fed immediately before
starting on a long journey, and moldy
corn should always be avoided. Feed
three times a day each from a separ
ate manger. The amount needed by
each-animal can only be determined
by.observation. Corn and oats mixed
with plenty of good hay and fodder
with an occasional bran mash will
keep the animals in good condition.
Warm Shelter for Hogs. ~
In protecting fattening hogs from
the cold of winter, it is best to depend
rather upon warm sheds and * wind
breaks than on the amount of bedding
too much exposure will make neces
sary. When chilled by exposure,hogs
will invariably pile up, and with large
heavy hogs this will prove disastrous
to some of the herd where any num
bers are kept together. Too much
bedding will only add to the danger.
Last winter a neighbor, on one bitter
ly cold night, lost more hogs than
would have paid for help to have made
a warm and sheltered place for the
swine to Bleep in. A hay shed three
feet high at the back and four and a
half feet high in front, facing the
south, would have cost him nothing
for material, as it was lyiug about his
place unused, and if he himself could
not have fonud time to construct the
shed, he could have hired the work
done for less than the cost of one hog.
It is looking at such things as these iu
time that mark the difference between
the successful and the unsuccessful
farmer.-Orange Judd Farmer.
Charcoal ann Fertilizer.
There is scarcely any fertilizing ele
ment in charcoal itself, excepting the
small amount of potash that it con
tains. .Even this is not so available
aa it would be if the charcoal were
completely burned and reduced to
tish. But the dark color of charcoal
enables it to absorb the heat that the
sun's rays bring to it, so that when
spread upon garden land where
warmer soil is desired it may often be
an advantage to early vegetables, pro
viding always tbat the plants where it
is spread be covered at ni ?ht, so that
the-warmth gained by day may be re
tained during the hours of darkness.
But charcoal may be made directly a
fertilizer through its great capacity
for absorbing ammo ia after it bas
been placed in stables where nitro
genous manures are fermenting. This
ammonia the charcoal will retain,
uniting with whatever potash is avail
able for such uso in the charcoal, and
thus forming a nitrate of potash.
Charcoal is the best thing to place iu
the bottoms of small plant pots to
give the roots drainage way. Stones
are often used for this purpose, but if
any fertilizer material sinks down to
the stones it would run through aud
bo lost i i the saucer holdi g the. pot.
Where charcoal is used it would re
tain all the nitrogenous fertility so
that roots coming i i contact with the
fertilized charcoal could use whatever
it contained that they needed.
Indian Cultivators of the Soil.
Those who contend that the Indian
is incapable of becoming a good agri
culturist take their cue from a few
isolated cases. lu most cases where
failure has been recorded the failure
comes from the inability or incapacity
'of those who are appointed by the
government to lead them. Whoever
has had the opportunity of traveling
through the country settled .by the
Cherokees and Choctaws must ! have
seen qnite as frequent evidence of ag
ricultural success among those people
S3 could be seen amoug white people
anywhere. It is, however,' to be sug
gested that this is chiefly on account
of the country being more favorable
to agriculture than localities further
But we learn from the Helena In
dependent that the Crow Indians are
rapidly advancing in industrial agri
culture. Crops have been raised in
the Crow region chiefly by irrigation.
In less than ten years these Indians
have constructed eight large irrigating
canals, sufficient to irrigate from two
thousand to ten thousand acres each,
.and are now working on another that
IB even larger. It is to extend for
probably fifty niiles. A few white
men are employed as skilled artisans
by-the Indians; but the work itself is
dou? by them. -It is said that they
are remarkably thrifty, not speeding
all their money, but saving some,
which is invested in ruly sensible and
business ways.-Meehan's Monthly.
Foi nts About Milk in-.
A good milker can not make a good
cow out of a poor one, but a poor
milker can and will spoil the best of
cows and neutralize the most judi
cious feeding, The foundation for a
good or poor milker is laid at the very
In order to succeed, the beginner
should have a liking for the bu.:'uess.
He.must become acquair'-ed with Ids
cows aud not only kr ow them by sf got
but should study their indiviaual
characteristics and temperaments in
order to know just how to handle
them.. He should also have some
competent person to show him just
how to begin. No one could reason
ably expect children to become good
penmen by giving them a pen, a bot
tle of ink and some paper, but that is
the way a majority learn to milk.
They are given a pail, a stool and
shown a cow, and left to themselves.
A miserable failure is ofteu the result.
The cow on which to begin should
be a quiet, easy milker, and one that
is not giving a large quanti!;/. Under
no circumstances should the beginner
continue to milk after his arms or
hands commence to ache. Better
have auother finish 1he cow. This
will only have to be done a few times.
Milk well and milk fast from the very
start, but don't milk too much. Al
ways a% oid that jerky motion which is
so common. Also the habit of strip
ping with thumb and finger. The
practice of wetting the teats is very
bad, as it induces the growth of warts
and scabs and is ns unuecessary as it is
filthy. Deal gently but firmly with
the cows, aud bear in mind that a good
milker is always a skilled workman.
New England Homestead.
The Forent Worm. .
The development of the. forest worm
With such astounding rapidity compels
ns to look into the future with a good
deal of alarm. Are we to have this
pest for several years in succession?
As near.as I can find out they have
appeared iu New York but once before
within the memory of anyone now liv
ing-that was in 1830 or in 1831. At
?hat time they remained for only two
years. We have no record of tho
cause of their disappearance. It is
probable, however, that they were
met by some counter attack, either of
tho insect or of* fungoid character.
My sons inform rn? that BUC?I enemies
of the caterpillar are already at work,
while other foes are attacking them in
the cocoon state. They were hatched
ont this year abont the first of April
-appearing first on the plnni trees
and apple trees, and rapidly spread
ing to most of the other shade and
frnit trees. They did not touch the
magnolias, tulip tree, Kentucky coffee
tree, persimmon, pawpaw, English
elm or Norway maple, and in general
did not prefer the soft maples of any
Among forest trees they objeoted to
the buttornut and the walnut, lJut ate
the maples, white elm, oak and bass
wood, taking the ash as soon as it
leaved out;-later thau the rest.
Among the fruit trees it did not
choose the pear or the cherry. It
stopped its work of defoliation about
the twentieth of June, although many
cocoons were spun earlier than this.
The moths emerged from the cocoons
about July 1. The work of the moth
lasts from two to three weeks. The
eggs appear to be. identical with the
tent caterpillar, but they are glued on
all sorts of trees. T have-even fouud
them wrapped avo'-.ud currants on the
currant bushes. The tent caterpillar
confines himself to the apple and wild
cherry, with an occacioual nest on a
pear, plum or peach tree, but tlie for
est worm eggs must be sought for
everywhere, even upou the flower
shrubs. The problem what to do has
no moro definite answer thau fight,
fight, fight, and kill, kill, ki 1 at every
stage of the existence of the pest.
My'lawns and orchards are proof that
where the worm is at its worst we can
conquer. We met them with torch,
with arseuical spraying, with kerosene
emu sion, and where the worms were
gathered, as they were,in vast masses,
we crushed thom with gloves saturated
in kerosene. We have only to re
member that while kerosene is death
to them -it is also death to trees if
carelessly applied.-E. P. P., in New
Clearing ami Fencing In Winter.
During the next few months there
will be a considerable leugth of time
which can be devoted to clearing and
fencing. Thickets and hedge rows of
triers surrounding fields that are be
ginning to encroach upon the culti
vated lands should be cut back. We
oftentimes see small rive or ten acre
fields divided by a strip of two or
three acres of second growth pia./.
These little orchards of pines could be
easily clea-ed and the small fields
thrown together, makiug a large one.
Time, a most important item, would
be saved by bringing all the work pos
sible ? in one field. The sunshine
would have a better oj?portunity to
reach and furnish the growing crops
with its life promoting rays, while the
evil influences of shade from surround
iug trees and their constaut drain
upon the soil would be dispensed with.
There is never a day, even in bad
weather, when the farmers caunot find
some useful employment for all the
labor on his premises. There is not a
farm, little or big, which does not at
every season of the year find use for a
good, well fenced pasture. Keeping
the cow,calf and horse enclosed within
a lot and no pasture in which to let
them graze is , an expensive luxury.
Oftentimes the trouble about provid
iug water in sufficient quantities each
day becomes a hardship on certain
members of the household, and the
work is but poorly done. It is rare'
that one sees cattle confined in these
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two pas tu res, one located on bottoms
whore grasses can be found growing
' dnring-winter and the-other on higher
lands if desired, to utilize the. summer
grasses. Every pasture should be
occasionally plowed and harrowed if
possible, and such grasses and clovers
sown as will give best returns for the
labor expended, through the cattle
and stock for which they are intended
to feed. There is too little attention
paid to our pastures. Oftentimes
when the pasture looks green aud in
viting, the grasses are deficient in
nutrition and the stock do not fatten
and thrive near as well if better
grasses were used. There is no finer
grass for permanent spring and sum
mer pasture than Bermuda, and no
grass which can be more easily sodded.
For upland or bottoms nothing is
superior, and it is the most nutritious
of all grasses grown in the United
States. Let us have more and better
pasturage. It will mean' more and
better cattle. It will give to each
farmer a larger profit on his business
and more satisfaction and pleasure in
the coud net of his affairs.- Atlanta
It is a distinguishing feature of
most African riveis.that they contain
no water for at least eight months of
the year. It is true that water can
almost always be found in a rive
by digging for it, but in o*"** ap
pearance a river is usr> .iv a broad
belt of sand lying between high and
precipitous banks. Many and many
a coach has been upset in one of these
drifts, as they are called The de
scent is always steep, frequently so
steep that the brakes cannot hold the
They start going down at a crawl,
and then the coach gathers way and
goes on with a rush, the mnles are
driven into a heap anyhow, and one
wonders that they do not get their
legs broken; but they usually land
all right, while the coach, practically
unmanageable, goes down like a sort
of toboggan, jumping from stone to
stone, and swaying like a ship in a
sudden squall, and may or may not
arrive right side uppermost at the
bottom. In fact, the passenger who
has gathered his ideas of coaching
from a trip to Brighton or a drive to
Virginia Water, finds that he has a
lot to learn about the subject wheu he
gets to South Africa. Still, on the
whole, it was wonderful how few ac
cidents did occur, and if one considers
that the coaches ran night and day,
and that when there was no moon it
would sometimes he too dark to see
the mules from off the coach, it re
flects great credit on the drivers.-The
Bomance and chivalry are not what
they were, alas! Once, the hero,
having rescued the maiden from the
tower, paused in his flight to exclaim:
"Hark! The hoof-beats of pur
"Smell! The odor of my father's
It is terrible, this sordid utilitarian
It is estimated that Missouri farm
ers received over ?8,000,003 for their
mules in 1898. Tho .number shipped
from St. Louis was 117,603.
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