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L. O. HATITB,
W. O. WABDLAW,
VOL. LXV. NO. 15.
For felt the evil-born the right !
Dense the darkness-keen the sight !
Grieved the weakness-gained thestrength!
Strained the distance-home at length !
God Is in us-this the strife !
Victory through us-this is life!
The will to do-is virtue done !
The grief to lose-is goodness won t
rk Buldwlu, In New York Independent
;K OF TIME.
"It's five minutes of seven!" be ex
I couldn't say exactly what I wanted
to say, so I contented myself by giving
tba cravat a vicious twist. Tbree
minutes later I dashed down tbe bali,
threw a good-by at Aunt Margaret and
hurried into the yard.
The coachman was driving away.
"Hi,there!" shouted Uncle William
from the front steps. "Hold on there?
driver! Wilson, stop that, hack!"
Wilson was evidently Uncle Wil
liam's next-door neighbor. He was
leisurely proceeding from bia front
gate to his own domicile. He turned
around slowly and looked at the car
riage and thou at Undo William.
"What for?" ho asked. . "What's
the matter with it?".
"Hi, there, driver!" shouted Uncle
William again, ns I tore down tbe
The coachman drew in his horses
with an air of impatient expectancy.
"What in the world do you mean?"
cried Uncle William, puffing in anger,
"Yes,what do you mean," I echoed,
"driving off without me?"
"Why, sir," said the evidently
greatly puzzled couchman, with a nod
of his head toward Mr. Wilson, "he
said for-" ,
"Well, well, well!" cried Mr. Wil
son, joir.ing us on the sidewalk. "What
does all this mean, anyway? What
are you holding this carriage here
Uncle William began saying some
thing under bis breath, but was
checked by a feminine voice from the
"Driver,," it askod, "what's the
"Oh!" exclaime I Uncle William, a
light breaking in upon him, "you've
made a mistake here, Wilson. This
is a carriage I ordered to take my
nephew to the wedding."
"Oh,I guess not," said Mr. Wilson,
bristling np moro than ever. "This
is a . carriage J ordered to take my
nieo to the commencement."
The two men glare I at each other
like wild animals, and I turned from
one to tbe othe in boneless perplex
"Drive on!" cried Mr. WilBon,.and
the driver drew up the reins.
"Hold on!" cried Uncle William,
and tbe driver loosened the reins. He
evidently enjoyed the situation.
The two men moved toward each
other, and then Aunt Margaret came
down the pt.th, hastening to the un
tangling bf Uncle William's mistakes,
as she had been doing throughout
their married life.
"This is a muddle," she said to Mr.
Wilson in her sweetest tones. "Tbe
stablemou have probably got the two
"I don't know about that," said
Mr. Wilson, "but I've got the car
"i?ut see herc," put in Uncle Wil
liam, "Dick's best man, and be mustn't
be late at the wedding."
"I can't help that," retorted Mr.
Wilson. "My niece mustn't be late at
the commencement, either."
"I'll tell you," cried Aunt Margaret,
with sudden inspiration, "why can't
they go together? The seminary is
only a little ways beyond Christ
church. I know your niece won't
object if I explain."
Aunt Margaret dashed out into the
street toward the carriage, and I fol
lowed, wiping my moist brow, bewail
ing my wilting linen and consumed
In the next few seconds I beard
Aunt Margaret making a hurried ex
planation which concluded with "Aw
fully good of you, I'm sure, but I
knew you'd consent under the' cir
cumstances;" then the door was flung
open, Uncle William gave me a push
from behind, while Aunt Margaret
murmured introductions, and I found
myself stepping into a carriage which
seemed filled with flowers and finny
white stuff, from the midst of which
peered tho face of-Dorothy Melton!
"Why-Dick -Mr.-" she cried,
half rising from her seat.
I started back with a confused at
tempt at an apology, but Uncle Wil
liam hastily slammed the door, and
with a commanding "Drive lively
now!" motioned the driver to start.'
The hors : s were oft' with a jump, and
I sank in to the seat opposite tbe young
woman whom six months ago I had
sworn never to sec again.
It was the early dusk of what had
been a perfect June day. The street
lamps were not yet lighted, but the
bright moon shone in at the carriage
windows, and I knew Dorothy could
see my hot, flushed face and my ner
vousness aud embarrassment.
"MisB Melton," I began, feeling
that I must say something, "I'm ex
tremely sorry to intrude upon you in
this manner. I bad no idea-"
"Oh, pray do not mention it," said
Dorothy. "I am, of course, extreme
ly glad tc be of any service whatever
to Mrs. Clarkson, and it would be too
bad for you to be late at the wed
Dorothy was quite mistress of her
self. She held a large bunch of roses
in her arms, having gathered them up
to make room for me; the color, which
I think leit her face for an instant
when she saw it was I who climbed
into her carriage, returned; ber eyes
sparkled, and never had she looked so
lovely. What a fool, I thought, bit
terly, what a fool I had been to quar
rel with her.
"It's to be quite a large wedding, I
believe?" she said, turning ber face
fnll upon me.
The driver was evidently intent upon
reach: ug the church in time. He turned
a corner so sharply that just as I was
about to stammer out a commonplace
about the wedding we both were near
ly thrown from our seats. Dorothy
threw up ber band, her roses fell in
confusion, and as I bent forward her
dainty fingers lightly brushed my
"Ob, Dorothy! Dorothy!" I cried;
I'm sure that I couldn't tell what I
said. I only know that the words I
had been holding back, the love that
I had been trying to stifle for six
mouths, burst from me, and before we
reached the next corner Dorothy lifted
ber shining eyes, and through tears,
"Ob,Dick! Dick!" and I knew every
thing was right, and wished that
Christ church was 20 miles away.
The carriage pulled up at the church
door in th? nick of tims, and dashed
away again to leave Dorothy at the
young ladies' seminary where she had
been teaching for a few months.
I found Tom in the vestry, so su
premely happy that he had not even
noticed my tardiness-but, for that
matter, I walked in the clouds all
evening, and noticed nothing what
ever that happened at his wedding,
so we are quits on that score.
Dorothy and I will be married in
September, and Uncle William, who
insists that his "good management"
brought it all about, has promised to
set us up with a carriage of our own
on the day of the wedding.-Woman's
SABLE ISLAND PONIES.
resemble Thole Kound on the Sculptures
A writer in Ainslee's Magazine says:
"The story of animal life on Sable
Islaud, Nova Scotia, is strange.
Roaming the sandy wasteB are herds
of w; * ponies guarded by patriarchal
stallions. These ponies resemble the
horses of the sculptures of Nineveh,
and approach the beholder seemingly
out of the framework of antiquity.
They are stocky aud remarkable for
their long manes, which in instances
have been known to grow to the
length of three yards. , The ponies
are the remnant of a stock thought to
have been left by some Portuguese
fishermen-Tortingalls* the old rec
ords quaintly call them-who touched
at the island on their fishing expedi
tions at even an earlier date than the
Marquis de la Boche. At ene time
there were from 400 to 500 wild ponies
on the island, but their number has
been decreased by exportation, tho
severity of the winters, and, some
people think, by the importation of
improved, domesticated stallions,
which have made the stock loss hardy,
and consequently more susceptible
to death from exposure. There are
now between 80 aud 10.) wild ponies
and about 30 for domestic use.
Mounted .on pcnies, tho life-savers
gallop ovor the dunes and among the
hillocks on their long patrols, and the
lifeboats are drawn to the scenes of
shipwreck by teams of five ponies,
three at the. shaft and two leaders.
Some of the wild ponies are sent to
Halifax every year or two, aud are
sold at auction at an average price of
from $15 to $18.
"The Portingaiis also stocked the
island with cattle, which increased so
rapidly that people from the mainland
made expeditions to the island and re
turned with enough live stock to make
their trips most profitable. At one
time the island was quite overrun with
rabbits. Then two rat-infested Nor
wegian vessels were wrecked there
aud the rats, swimming ashore, began
to exterminate the rabbits and to at
tack the government storep. Cats
were then imported from Halifax to
kill the rats, and after a while the cats
increased so in number that dogs were
imported to kill the cats. Latterly
tho island was again overrun with rats
from wrecked vessels, and another
cargo of cats was imported from Hali
fax. Once there were pigs on the
island; bnt they have been exter
minated because they had become
ghouls feasting on the remains of
castaways. Death in its most horrid
forms is .alwuys the burden of Sable
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
The whistling tres which is found
in the West Indies, in Nubia and the
Soudan, has a peculiarly shaped leaf
and pods with a split edge. The wind,
passing through these produces the
sound which gives the tree its name.
Thirteen old horseshoes wera hang
ing last spriug on the back of u garden
wall close to au old boiler which work
men were removing and leplacing by
a new one-a very noisy piece of work
-when, iu no wise deterred by this,
a pair of wrens built their nest in the
midst of the cluster of horseshoes and
then brought up their young. The
mother bird, having been found one
day drowned in a pail of water, Btand
iug near, her mate feuded and cared
for their young until they were fledged
and flown. The horseshoes containing
the nest still hang on the wall at Ever
thorpe Hall, Brough East Yorkshire,
In the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand,
is one of the most extraordinary isl
ands in the.world. It is called White
Island, and consists mainly of sulphur
mixed with gypsum and a few other
minerals. Over the island, which is
about three miles in circumference,
and which rises betweon 800 feet and
900 feet above the sea, floats continu
ally an immense cloud of vapor, at
taining an elevation of 10,000 feet
In the centre is a boiling lake of acid
charged water, covering 50 acres, and
surrounded with blowholes from whioh
steam and sulphurous fumes are emit
ted with great force and noise. With
care, a boat can be navigated on the
lake. The surphur from White Island
is very pure, but little effort has yet
been made to procure it systemati
One of the most remarkable of all
the sound produoing fishes is found in
China seas, and an account of its ac
tions has been given by Lieutenant
White of the British navy. He was
engaged in some special work at the
entrance of a river, and came to an
chor one night in shallow water. Pres
ently strange sounds began to be heard
coming np from the bottom. They
were described as resembling the clang
ing of bells and the beating of drums.
The men were demoralized aud attrib
uted the noises to spirits, it being said
that a crew of pirates had gone down
there, but the officers were convinced
that the noise was caused by some sea
animals, and investigation showed that
it came from a school of fish that
made the sounds by clapping their
One of the most peculiar accidents
c\ or heard of happened to a colored man
near N.ew Store, Va., a few days ago.
Ed Jones took his gun and set out for
a day of sport. He was not looking
for large game, but he had not been
in the woods long before he saw an
immense deer coming at a tremendous
rate of speed immediately toward him.
He at once fell upon his knees, pre
paratory io a shot, and when the deer
wat within 20 feet of him fired and
missed his aim. The deer bad ac
quired ' such tremendous momentum
that it conld not check itself, and
with the next leap landed upon the
hunter. It knocked him down and
bruised him badly upon the breast
with one hind foot, the other going
into the negro's mouth, knocking ont
a number of his teeth, tearing a part
of his gums away, and passing down
his throat. The whole thing was over
in an instant, but when he came to
the deer was gone.
"Don't you love, an old-fashioned
snowstorm, Pauline ?"
"Yes, if the man who takes me ont
has a new-fashioned . leigh."
DINGA AN" S DAY.
Origin of (he Tbsnksglrlag Which tbe Doers
Obserrc os Dec. 16.
Cable despatches from South Africa
have stated that the Boers held relig
ious services on "Dlngaan's Day," In
commemoration of their victory over
the Zulus. Chief Chaka of the Zulus
was assassinated in 1828 by his broth
er Dlngaan. The latter was very un
friendly toward the English and or
dered two other chiefs known as
"Fynn" and "Cone" to come to his
Kraal. These chiefs, who understood
the bloodthirsty nature of Dlngaan, de
clined, and the new chief Bent out a
force to fetch them in. Fighting en
sued and afterward Chief Fynn was
recognized as the "Great Chief of the
About this time, perhaps In 1831, the
Boers appeared on the scene. They
were trekking to the northward ?rom
Cape Colony, and their leader, Retlef,
Applied to Dlngnan for a grant of ter
rltory, which was promised on condi
tion that the Boers should recover for
Dlngaan some cattle that had been
stolen from hi?, people. This was done
and Retlef with about a hundred men
reutrned to Dlngaan's Kraal. The Boer
commander and lils men were received
with great ceremony and there was a
feast In their honor. At the conclusion
of thc feast, when thc Boers were filled
with food and wine, thc Zulus fell on
them and killed every man In the
At the same time the Zulus sent par
ties out. In Natal with Instructions to
slay every white man, woman and
child that could be found. The Boers
were surprised in small parties and It
Is estimated that OOO of them, were
killed. One result of this raid was the
naming of the village of Weenen (near
Ladysmith) which In Dutch moans
Afterward the Boers sent out a puni
tive expedition from Durban, but the
party was ambushed by the Zulus and_
cut to pieces. Finally, In the winter
of 1838, about 500 Boers under Andreas
Pretorlus, afterward President of the
South African Republic, bold'y ad
vanced on Dingaan's country and on
Sunday, December 10, encountered a
Zulu army of 12,000 men. The Zulus
were utterly routed and left 3,000 dead
on the field. The power of Dlngaan
was broken and ever since the Boers
celebrate December 16 as a day of
Had (he Dead Wood on Her.
"I wiU," she exclaimed. "I will not
live with you another day!"
"You'll leave me, will you?" he calm
"Yes; I will."
"Now-right off-this minute."
"You'll go away?" ,
"I wouldn't If ? were you."
"But I will, and I defy you to pre
vent me. I have suffered at your
hands as long as I can put up with lt"
"Oh, I shan't try to stop you," he
quietly replied. "I'll simply report to
the police that my wife has mysterious-;
ly disappeared. They'll want your de
scription, and I will give lt. You
wear No. 7 shoes; you have an extra*
large mouth; you walk stiff In your'
knees; your nose turns up at the end; ,
eyes rather on the squint; voice like a
"Wretch, you wouldn't dare do that"'*
"I certainly will, and the description
will go in all the papers."
They glared at each other a moment
In silence. vThen lt was plain to be
seen he had the dead wood on her.
Ohio State Journal.
New Use for Wireless Telecraphy.
Wlrolesa telegraphy hua had a now demon
stration of usefulness by the captnin or a
lightship, who used lt atirr ordinary signala
had failed, to notify the shore authorises of .
danger. In a Uko manner Hoateiter'a stom
ach Bitters, the famous dyspepsia cure, acts
when all other medicines fall. Its superiority
ls quickly felt in tbe renewal of strength. It
regulates tho bowels, improves the appetite,
and eurea ludlgestlon. Try lt:
Yes, At Last Accounts. ,
Percy-Wh^re were you on your vacation
last dum m rr?
. Harold-Ob, I went to Nlaprara Falls.
Percy-What! Ja that place running yet?
AU goods are alike to PUTNAM FADELESS
DYMJOS they color all fibers at one boiling.
Sold by all druggists.
How He Was Paid.
"You're a nice lad." remarked the minister
to a boy who was chopping wood. "Does your
mother givo you anything for chopplug flro
"No," replied the boy. witha meaning look;
"but I cet something if I don't do it."
How's Thia ?
We offer Ono Hundred Dollars Reward for
any COM ot Catarrh that cannot be cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & .co., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Che
ney for tho lust 15 years, and believe him per
fectly honorablo In all business trutsactlons
and financially able to carry out any obliga
tion made by their firm.
WEST & 1 ROIX, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo,
WAI.D1RO. KIN VAN & MAKVIN, Wholesale
Druggists. Toledo, Ohio.
Dall's Catarrh Cure ls taken internally, act
ing directly upon the blood ?nd mucous sur
faces of the system. Testimonials sent freo.
Price, 75c. per bottle. Sold by all Druggists.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
I cannot speak toohigblyof Plso's Core for
Consumption.-M rs. FnA MC M OBBS, 215 Wi 23d
St., New York, Oct. 29, 1804.
Nra. Wlnalow'a Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the gums, reduces lnflamma
Uon, allaya pain, cures wind colic. 25c a bottle.
His Dream Came Trae.
Hogan-Do you belave in dreams. Mike?
Du ?an-Faith an* I do. Lash night Idremt
I was awake, an' in the mornln' me dream
kern throe.-Princeton Tiger.
The Beat Prescription for Chills
and Fever ls a bottle of GROVE'S TASTELESS
CHILI. TONIC. It ls simply iron and quinine in
a tasteless form. No euro-no pay. Price 50a.
Fatted Calf For One.
Bride (who has eloped): "Hore ls a telsr
era m from papa."
Bridegroom (anxiously): "What does ho
Bride: "All is forgiven, providing you
don't come baok."-Collier's Weekly.
of ?he Blood
Ooma to a certain percentage of all the
people. Probably 75 per cert, of
these people are cured every year by
Hood's Sarsaparilla, and we hope by
this advertisement to get the other 25
per cent, to take Hood's Sarsaparilla.
It has made more people well, effected
more wonderful cures than any-other
medicino in the world. Its strength
as a blood purifier is demonstrated by
its marvelous cures of
Scrofula 8alt Rheum
Scald Head Bolls, Pimples
All kinds of Humor Psoriasis
Blood Poisoning Rheumatism
Catarrh: Malaria, Etc.
All of which are prevalent at thia sea
son. You need Hood's Sarsaparilla
now. It will do you wonderful good.
Is America's _Groutost Blood Modle In?.
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.FOR FARM AND GARDEN.]
Hauling Green Wood.
Don't bani green wood. Don't.
Half at leaBt of the weight of green
wood ia water, and ii one will only
split and pen the winter fuel two
weeks before it is needed he will not
have to haul the water. It will dry
ont. Save time in banting, and the
patience of cooks by drying the fael
Lefore hauling it If you haul it
when green the cook must burn it
green, and green wood injures the
. stove, and impairs the cooking and
wastes the fooJ. Seasoned wood is a
great time and patience saver about
the-kitchen. Soft woods are better
for the stove than hard; do not mako
BO fierce a heat to boru the food be
fore, it gets thoroughly cooked.
Bent Soil Tor Tomato Plants.
Here is n hint worth remembering
for tomato plants: One of the experi
ment stations has said, that a mixture
of peat and coal ashes is the best soil
to set the tomato plant into in the
greenhouse. If so, when plants aro
set in the field why not mix a quantity
of coal ashes iutu the hill before sot
ting the plant or put a mulch of it
around them afterward? We think
the best results would bo attained by
. mixing it iu thc hill, as it makes the
ground light and porous, aud naturally
would cauBO larger growth of tho
feeding roots. Gardeners often desire
to set their tomatoes on moist, strong
soil, almost peat in its nature,and the
?inking pf coal ashes with it might
prevent the vines growing too rank
aiid force more development of fruit
Model Crenmory lintier Maker.
The butter maker is an important
person. A good butter maker is rare.
He is hard tu get and bar J to keep.
He must be skilled in all tho practical
details and also in all the Bcience of
butter making. He must be ablo to
mako butter if it is necessary and un
derstand all the scientific processes
involved in the manufacture. In ad
. dition ho must have tact, that if, the
art of rubbing people the right way.
.Few positions call for more patience
and politeness. He must be able to
ignore complaiuts which are constant
ly coming to his ears. He must be
able '.c politely bub forcibly point out
to the careless patron that be must
use more care in producing bip milk.
Above all, he must be hon?'.c and
progressive. Conservatism will not
answer in the modera dairy. The
conservative is the mau who bides in
the bushes until the fighting is over
and then comes out and does the
shouting after the victory is won.
Primarily, he must insist upon clean
liness in every particular, not only in
the creamery but at the bornes of the
patrons. He must be an upright mau
Who is a valuable addition to any com
munity, for he will be more or less in
timately associated with tho people of
the neighborhood.-J. Vau Wagener
.in an address before the recent New
York state dairy mooting.
Coop for Yoong Chirk*.
'. A model coop for the hen and young
chicks may be constructed at practi
cally no cost by taking an ordiuary
. soap or canned goods box, and sawing
ont an opening in end large enough to
admit the hen. In front of this con
struct a slat coop about three or four
feet square, so that the hen may come
from the box and have the freedom of
the coop as desired. The chicks will
pass in and out of the coop aud will
forage around for quite a distance,
but will promptly mu to shelter at
the first approach of danger.
The drinking water cup and the feed
box should be placed on outside of the
slat coop, as otherwise the hen will
scratch them over. Laths, if con
venient, make splendid material for
the coop, two-inch scantling being
used for the corner posts, and one
inch strips for two top sides, on which
to nail the top laths. Of course, if
we do not objeot to cost, nice little
houses, with sloping roofs, may be
made, but for all practical purposes,
the common square box will fill the
bill, aud we can raise just as many and
just as healthy chicks in this way as
with the more elaborate outfits.
Don't fancy that the chicks will
grow faster if allowed to roam all over
a ten acre lot with the hen. They
will not, and the danger of having
bhem caught in a rainstorm or drenched
in the early morning clews is over
come when the ben is thus confined.
Six or eight weeks of this confine
ment will not injure the ben, by
which time she will have begun to
lay and the chicks will be large enough
to hustle-for themselves.-Home and
. Rapid Development of Lambs.
A change of pasture in the fall is
good, so they will como into the sheds
in fair condition. Have plenty of
l'oom in the shed. A room 20x20 feet
makes a ni-e one for 12 or 15 ewes.
Have the doors open toward the south
30 the sun can shine in. Keep them
closed at night and in rainy weather.
Give them plenty of nice, fresh water
every day, with good clean timothy
and clover bay, or rowen, and as the
lambing time approaches along in
January and February, feed them a
fair amount of grain, shelled corn,
etc., un ground. Always keep their
salt boxes filled with salt and sulphur
flour enough to color it. It is a first
rate thing to have a new-milch- cow
just at this time, and a bottle with a
rubber nipple handy, so if a lamb
needs a little milk it can bo easily
given. There are always some that
need nursing. The shepherd can tell
by his notebook which ewes are due
first, so they can be separated from
the rest until the lamb is strong
enough to follow the mother and she
will own it A little pen in one cor
ner, where the ewe can see the others
and they cannot get to her, is all
right As soon as the ewes begin to
lamb,,feed them more milk-producing
feeds. Oats, buckwheat, wheat bran,
all they will eat up clean, and plenty
of fresh water with the chill taken off.
Give the hay feed at the same hour
each morning about daylight, then at
nine or ten o'clock give some oom and
oats mixed, or buckwheat or apples,
turnips, etc. ; at noon, more hay if
they have deaned the racks; at three,
some grain or bran, then nt dark more
bay. Give all they need regularly,
but don't overfeed. They will ueed
exercise and turning into the yards if
the weather is fair.
After the lambs are all dropped and
are strong, they will want a shallow
trough to eat it by themselves. Fix a
creep-hole in the feu ce or rack, and
after tbe older ones have, been enticed
through a time or two the others will
soon leam the way. They wili need
a little ground stuff, corn and oats, or
rye, wheat bran, middlings or linseed
meal, etc. Be careful to give just
what they can digest easily, and not
overfeed. But if they are healthy
they will consume a good deal and get
into the manger and pick off the clover
bends, timothy, etc., aud eat with
their mothers, and thus gain pretty
rapidly. They must be in the san all
they possibly can, and as the warm
weather approaches,turned into green
pastures, or rye, so they will be ready
for market when four or five months
old. Begin to sell as poon as they
will weigh 60 pounds apiece. The
main point is to get them started
quickly. They will need persons!
and careful attention, so watch the
ewes as they drop the lambs, help
them if necessary, get the lamb to
stand up and nurse, see that the ewe
ha? plenty of milk, aud start it for the
lamb. Generally the lamb . is all
right as soou as it is drynud warmed
np and han its stomach full, but some
times there are twins or triplets.
Then the milk bottle comes into ?May
Rnd some huve to be raised on the
bottle. The bowels will require watch
ing; see that they are in the right con
dition, neither bound up nor too loose.
A little castor oil for the one, or
lamb's cordial for the other, will cor
rect them. -Charles M. Beresford, in
An ill-balanced or incomplete fer
tilizer is one which does not supply
all threo of the elements of plant food,
phosphoric icid, nitrogen and potash.
Sometimes a material may furnish
one, or even two of the essential in
gredients, but if all three are not
present the mixture may be regarded
as incomplete, and what the plaut fails
to find in the iertilizor it must look for
in the soil, with the result that if the
soil does not contain it, tho crop has
to suffer accordingly. On the other
hand, if the ingredient which is miss
ing in the fertilizer is present in the
soil, it will gradually become ex
hausted through continued cropping,
and the yield naturally falls oh in
It is au established fact iu fertiliz
ing, that one element of plant food
ca..not replace another. Eachjias its
speci.tl function to perform. To il
lu-trf.to: If there is enough phosphoric
rteid and nitrogen iu the soil to pro
ttuce a 200 bushel crop of Irish pota
toes, and only enough potash to make
a 100 bushel crop, the yield would
not go ubove the latter figure. The
element preseut in the smallest pro
portion is what regulates the extent
of the yield. In other words, we
meet, in feeding the plants, the old
maxim: "A chain is not stronger than
its weakest link."
From what hus been said, it can be
seen at once that it is both wise and
economical to feed crops like animals.
No ono would think of giving a horse
or cow a one-sided food and expect to
got a full day's work from it. Every
hard-working animal must have proper
food aud plenty of it.
As said before, the three iugredients
to make up a complete food for plants
are phosphoric acid, nitrogen and
potash. Manufacturers embody all
three in their mixtures, and the pro
portions vary to suit the crops, some
requiring more of one than anothor.
The principal point to bear in mind
is that one sided fertilization seldom,
if ever, pays iu the long run. It is
much easier to keep up the fertility of
soils by using whatis needed annually
to meet the demands of the growing
crop than to build up land which has
become run down or exhausted.
Farm, Field and Fireside.
. Chunks of Wisdom,
A cow must be a hearty eater to be
a good producer.
Driving cows in a hurry is a money
A scrub farmer keeps scrub cows.
Scrub cows will make a scrub farmer.
Cows do not eat alike nor act alike,
and the wise dairyman will make due
allowance for all'peculiarities.
The best darry cow is the one that
produces the most butter fat every
twelve months on the least feed.
Every farmer should have a tool
house and every implement about the
farm should be housed when not in
Keep a cow waiting for her feed or
to be milked and she worries, and a
worrying cow is uot profitable. Be
on time with milking and feeding.
Farmers who think the dairy
methods of their fathers good enough
for thom had better not attempt dairy
ing in these days, Up-to-date dairy
ing only is profitable.
In many cases a man may have good
cows and not know it, because he has
always fed them just euough to get a
poor yield. Eefore condemning a
cow, thoroughly test her by increas
ing the quantity and enhancing the
quality of her feed.
Many young men make a mistake in
cultivating an antipathy for rural pur
suits. Certainly there is no more in
dependent life known amoug men,and
if the farmer who is out of debt and
owns a home is not happy, then we
would not know where to turn in
search of happiness.
French ns the Is Spoke in America.
An Indianapolis man thinks he can
tell where people hail from by the way
they pronounce "table d'hote." He
lives in a hotel where a table d'hote
dinner is served at a certain hour
daily, this fact being duly advertised
by means of a card in the elevator.
When people get into the elevator they
usually ask the attendant where the
meal is to be partaken of, and the
philosopher referred to makes it his
business to ride np and down, listen
ing and taking notes of the varions
pronunciations of the terms. Here is
the table he has produced:
Chicago, "tabbie day hote."
Louisville, "tabul dote."
Des Moines, "tay-bnl de holey."
! Omaha, "table dough."
Indianapolis, "table de hote."
Grand Rapids, "tabbie dotty."
Sioux City, "tabbie de hot."
This is interesting, but it would be
more so if it showed how the people
of New York and-St.Louis get around
the trouble. It may serve, also, to
bring about a settlement that Sioux
City is "the most literary town west
of Chicago," thus ending a conten
tion that has heretofore threatened to
In connection with the Indianapolis
man's luminous little scheme it may
not be out of place to set forth the
observations of a ?;'iicago merchant
who says he eau tell whore people live
or have lived by their pronunciation
of "bric-a-brac," The Philadelphia^
he says,calls it "bree-a-braw,"the St.
Louis man asks for "bricky-bro, "New
York people refer to it as "braw-a
braw," the Milwaukee lady wants
"brick-brack," and the customer from
Indiana says, "I'd like to look at one
of them things yon put in the corner
to set brick-a-braw on."-Chicago
A Clear Field.
"What is a historian?" Uncle
"A historian is a man who lives
long enough io write things up with
out getting contradi ?ted."-Indian*
ap?liB Jourua'. '
Tales fron the Sont! African Frost
The son of Mr. E, Lunn, of Klrkgate,
Wakefield, writes as follows:
"I was In company with a sergeant In
charge of some wounded Boer prison
ers. One of these was lying on a
stretcher and was being carried In
when he whipped out a revolver and
aimed at an officer near. The sergeant
was carrying his gua on his shoulder
with the barrel In front of him. He
quickly dashed the revolver out of the
Boer's hand, clubbod his own rifle as
he would a striking haumer, and
dashed the prisoner's brains out where
lay. He wrns not satisfied with one
blow, but had three, and beat the
man's bead to a pulp. The captain did
not see -what the prisoner had done, so
ordered the sergeant's arrest. A com
rade slipped out of the marching line,
and asking to be excused, saying he
thought the sergeant's circumstances
needed some explanation, and told the
captain how things stood. The cap
tain gave the order for the sergeant's
release, congratulating bim, and thank
ing him for saving his life."
The same writer continues:
"I saw a Lancer who pitied an old
Boer because of his gray hair and
whiskers. The Lancer said that when
he pushed him out of the way, he could
not give him the thrust because at the
moment he thought of his old father.
Well, the Lancer got five yards or so
past Wm, when the old boy aimed and
flred nt his preserver, but the bullet
missed. A comrade, wko saw the act,
rod -ck, and thrust the Boer through
the :..?art with his lance, giving him a
second thrust to make sure."-West
minster (England) Garette.
To My Friends in Georgia,
Many of whom have known of my long
suffering from that dreadful affliction,
Eczema: "I am proud to testify to the
wonderful merits of Tetterine, which
has cured me as soun ' as a gold dol
lar, after spending mure than $400.00
for other remedies without the slight
est relief. Wm. M. Tnmlin, Manager
Mutual Beserve Fund Life Associa
tion." 50c. box at druggists or by mail
from J. T. Shuptrine, Savannah, Ga.
Walter Meant No Reflection.
A man dressed in the height of style
and with a set of manners calculated
to crush any individual he considered
beneath him, entered a Broadway res
taurant the other day and ordered a
When the waiter brought his
luncheon the dandy inspected the dish
closely, and then put on his monocle
to get a better look at it. Turning to
the unhappy waiter, he demanded in
tones loud enough to be heard all over
the room: ,
"Do you call that a veal cutlet? Why,
such a cutlet as that ls an Insult to
any self-respecting cali In the coun
The walter trembled and turned
white, but in a moment recovered him
self, and said in a very respectful,
"I didn't mean to Insult you, sir."
New York Mail and Express.
Having Her Way.
"Kiss and let's make up," pleaded
the handsome hero.
"No," responded the fair heroine. "I
think we'd better make up and then
kiss. Time is limited behind the
scenes."-Ohio State Journal.
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