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THK KANSAS CITY JOUKNAL, SATUltTUY. FiiBttOAttV 23, l0o.
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t i4) Hi veplriJle In Ihe Nw York Kc.
tor ler f.ijn
l'i pie llvim? out West and down Houili
hav n j I l-n how different the eflmictl"
Is Hint povcrtis litem nnd Hint which l
onMiltreil the proper thlni? In the swell
i-et lit thi tnetropidl- Ai Wntd MoAl
II ler Would have said. Ml Is verj., Vty
i ft re.t, don't J ou know, don't jou
1 lie othi r d ty I was lalklliK with a jouliit;
I v l Hunt h'r titrlhiKKl In the hotith
"N m ti Xashvllri ol Cincinnati," suld
s ' ii mis ro n-dilrroil nil rlBht, In fne t.
It wo, quite the thill, to no to the theater
w . voinm KentWMiian without tin -r
, mi 1 when I wnt lo a hull or ah,
oh r fvial function, mj partner nlwn.is
i it'll f r me In it curing". Hut such u
ihinir n n, ir hinnl of In New York
h n a ".cuuis (tuttn-rnan here wonts to
tal u ".ouiik lads to tJte theater he ruut
em. vv the jontu- lads and chaperon.
Ai I cm u then, tin- fond mamma l lihn
tj put a , to on the prm "eiliiiR, This Iron
, it otintR for the tiunieroit theater
i I w htvh aie altoK'ther i penhe af-
n- ii tin man who )tlH it inut
a box at one of ihe hlch-prlnd
ie, whli i meaiu no nnill epi lullture.
' thi i- not all i thiater parte In no
, nj a all unle it Ii follon(dli a daili-
supper at one of the xnell restaur. ml?.
i 'o colnir to a.lnll with a yontiB man,"
a Inn l the lid, ' nohoiU In Nov York
r heard of suoli a thlnB. Ill the Weit
Is muI'i pioper, lult 11 Is unknown here
e lad ;oei In tier carriage with her
lid, atnl tneeti tier partner at lite houe
lere the reception Is lo Ije Klen. 'this
ike tin exenlnir mi lnipemde one to
juiih- man. Jt the wa., did ott eiei
r.DM that In the South n lad nlwav le-
fers to tin. mule e eollec thi l, as f;entl-
mrn'' In New York, tlwy are idtnply
mm' nn.l nuthliiB elie. You never hear
nti thint,' else than tli.it i man e.tlled,'
the man I danced with,' and the like."
I nkul the lad), who ti iiniiKtiallv well
Infotmrd If the sew York "man" was 01
InteiliK nt oh the SouthiTti tientlemin
Shi ponder, d a moment, and enld that ihe
thouclu that "the Southerner read and
htudled more; Unit it was a very rare
tltlntr to me, t n. oun 'nnn' In New York
who had read much, or who took ativ fpe
lat iniereit In literature, while In the
Poutli Kntlemen ronidiTid It 1 dutv to
oullmte their nilndi All the New York
S'otltiK men seem to think of. It ce-mi to
me Ii thi lateit Koislp, the cut of their
elothei anil Ihe l.tet eoneert hall favorite.
At to readme tlioiurliKfiil hooki. If thev
wite "reared in a hoBhe.id and fd
thiotiKh the Inincltolc' thev rotild hardli
hac less aiit.Untanee with them.
"Whj ) oimi; ladlei who are hlKhlv edu
cated as mam of tliitu are xhnuld tare
to n.i.ioeiate vlth meh men I h,iw never
heen ahle 'o undertard It don't iem
poslble that there can he anv consvntat
l'i St Shem's I have een joune men
a-lmoil ilirht to Bet nt a waiter who held
n bottle of ehampiBne, the mpplv lielntr
often limited I would le rrcatls iuriirled
to see soiihb gentlemen of the South en
Kipred in any neh unn-etnlv Imhnv lor. All
in all I think the New York 'man' Ii 11
J,erj Inferior article compared to th
' wondet if he is rlBht"
1 Fometlinn wonder Ii there nny other
word In th" KiibIIiIi InivKunRe which e
preies o tinny dUTciem kinds of plcamre
Ji 'he word Inrmouv. or anythltif,- t-o ut-e-h
dMieiitini; and deiol.itlm;. whether
,0.2w,r' p, or PAr as "m want of It
The "render" was a new recruit. iai
He.irih no I Home, nnd had yome tirtcpn
tnonihi ago ipent oer tW on rtirnlshlnc
her tint home, vet wrote "neither the
cYawlm.- n 0111 nor dining loom looks right
somehow and on getting her to end me
pitterns I found the ted wall or the din
Ire room ind Its dirk, carved oak furnl
'ure tun vv anted the dark peacock nok
Ju .yli'P'etirtnln-. vvlileh looked garish
with the vellow and white Moral paper over
n high white dado, and which to me cried
nloi.l for 111-t the oft gold curtains ehoien
101 the dining room.
The I'netl. too Ttocnnon tuA .linin
romi "h igh hut the soft, umihim. 1...1
1 1 m How room! coit 1 shilling1
,r! I.11. the drawliiL' wmm im.
loom, I n I n reollv lov.lv shade of pea-
, J .'",', ln' f',r "." hna"' '"okliig for
the res, ,f ttlP rnnm ,,. ,,(.hi fhp nnnr
?e lion " mn ""' 'lnln'' roon Ior-
N.v- this Hunster vvai but the outcome
nr the id belief thit blue must be
1 l,. ?." .? xellow room nil lib.
tvt.re.s T'llte the loveliest vellow room I
ever s.nv had but two blue touches i.et
mr - in object lesson, try und dp
.vv room long, and with the windows
?r-?ir " i. tl", pI"'r bl'ln'? n '" Pat
'',"" ' ln' one over a high dado of
1 1 , V.' "n"lllJK The carpet was In sub-
e 1 Or ntnl tones or gold, dull rul rtis-
in 11K0. inn tne curtains of a pe- .
' sh 1 b neither terra eotta nor con-'
pe. 1,,' somewhat of the tonea or each, I
" n i'.ril was sort velvet and the
e!(r . isiiv turted tilndlne The furnl- 1
1 r ni rhlppendale and Shenton, high!
rj.er .T-boinli. full of old . hlna, queer
1 me os with "rnmshorn" ends, nnd I
mm 1 ir. ttv Sheraton table, xvhlle half
vi. in, ihe room "tood i snlendld old
st.e m n uf a "Vends -Iartln" stvle of
E r, t rv ' irheless v.llur 1
The nnrvudls" of 1 red-ground ere.
ionw, ., ' ..J' lf!? ,)ft " '""a Into to
loll I I' Sevlll" of .1 l-riv ,mn- n.l
aim' .r ither, the refrgcrTting ef
fe. there f) arid It 1- oilv when the poor
walls thn- look chillier than ever, that
the haos frail begins to think she "had
iiei-er a-k fomebodv" how to escane her
self mn-le iiseord Unt I have so often
laid stress n these pagei on the great
powr f 1udlcloiiil.v-use,i j-llovv and gold
.ines meh a ca.e, that-though 1
know hjvv mv reilcrs Inve Incre ised and
miiltlpllel ntelv-l will inw on to the
third 'Mleinm.i In hirmonlous possessions
O. what wo ihl not give for even live
minutes In oath room of 1 house I am
writing1 illicit, 1u,t to see whether some of
'he deinatril'glv den rlbe.1 "Iiivi-i.ii n....
not blenilngs In disguise' Those fulks
who are severely settled down" always
ret 'mo the wnv of thinking every piece
of furniture must not only temaln In tho
room In which It wan orlglmllv placed. '
Vint must htnud Just In the same place' ,
Hut that's another affair and trenches on
nn "appendix" dilemma lndlv arranged
furniture n dilemma wnrt of Hli to at
tack on p .per, thoui-h a suggestion of a 1
change Is, of conne, ahvavs worth 1 on
rldcrlng One of the advintarf-s of a roving life
Is that on. never "fossilUes." and I
should think nothing of maklntf mi
drawing room mv dining room, and pl.iv-1
Ing "gineral post" with the furniture of'
unj' room at a moment's notice should
Hut tunny people will live for jears In I
room vvlth a pine of furniture they do 1
not like, which is perhapi .1 lirrlng nnd I
dlsoordant note in the hurmonj of stvlo '
or color, nnd which there Is not even 1
the excuse of senllment or povet ty for
xeeplnz, merely remarking from time to
time In a. perfunctory manner, "I do hue I
.tin. (..V.I..A. ..... I. ..... ,..... I
J ". i-eutt, 11, tv 11 nai uiv,i8 ueen in' re
furniture Tell me, then, readers mine
j"our dilemmas, deicrlhu your iKiuekktonii!
no matter how discordant, and wo will
ee if wo cannot jet producu a toothing
homo Wtddlug Ni,ti-i.
The average age at which women marry
In civilized countries Is S3ii jears.
Jljlson siji that marriage may , a fall.
tire, but the man who embarks In It usual-Is-
has to pay JO) coins on tho dollar.
Shu (bitterly)-"Hefore jou married tin I
was nn angel I'll never h tint a,-iin, 1
j-uppco" He (barcastcullj)-"Wel. 1
live In hones."-The Club. ' '
Mr,-"vhat month Is tt In which It Is
unlucky to be married?" Mrs. "fireat
S-'ott' what a poor memory jou have,
my dear. We were man led In June."
Judge Roger A. Prior, of New York, re
marks sarcasthally that th mat-rings
tervlce should be amended so as to read
"Husband and wife until death or divorce
0 us part "
"What! You have only had threo offers
of marriage In the lat month? How do
1 you account for It'" "Oh, well, business
Is terribly depresned, yon know." Judge.
auu. iprnsitciy; "i nope jouu invite me
to the wedding when j-ou get married?"
boldly'-"!'!! Invite jou the Ilrst one
m. m t-i wr i-i a r
vg uffH E njn',Kv h II r
. Af 3 . VL Hts ?-? rT Br I A? V AF
JJklv. Mo-Etf I w$ 1 1 IJ A 1
m ,. :-- ifJTrv n b a m is
3ft. f I SLU.MI.UL
vn. . ! . U
n?9ft-'ii'T v '' SmWl ";n b .P-fi i-Br-P
ysg--vs-f3 "& s.s
5S0 SSiJ7 SEt-SSai
ahd tf .roil it m' I nccept' there won I he
an' wedding" I.lfe
.Mrs. Nagger -"Do you remember now,
when we were lint innrrlcil, .vou used to
eill me your white Illy?" Mr. Nagger -"e,
and ir vou Inslit on 11 Monti nh k
11 mi" now I will call jou my tiger lllv. ' -Truth.
Mlis Willing tmeanlnglv) "Do yoti know
th v are talking of piitllnit 11 tax on 0' I
bachelors'" .Mr Homier (more meaning
Ivl "Tliev would raise more revenue If
th'V would tix all the old marrUd men
who vvlih thev were ilnglc," Life
l.ovcr-".ou are getting i-rettlcr even
dav " Sweet girl "Jtut iuw I am living
on brown btad and water to Improve in,v
complexion" "How long in vou ki ei
that up?" "Oh. Indetlnllelv rlien lot'1
Ret in irrled "New York W-'cklj .
When the very tnetiv bll??nrd from the
wild ami wooly Weit
Swoopi down on nenry mortals with 11
force that H no Jem,
When tho mow pllei up to vvllulmvi, nnd
the rubber boots nte donned,
And bis nrc coasting down the hill nnd
nn nermi the pond,
When rurulltlei nrc inoitilng, nnd the
piettv races pout,
And life Is Jtut a burdni, and natural gas
'Tli then we long for summer, -villi, Its
lonj. enchanting dnvi,
And dic.im of Inn .vcars picnics nnd tho
lompi In woodland m.ire.
And winding paths nJong the brooks nnd
In tho ihndv dell
When search win inn-le Tor How en with
in r tiMiiie we will not lell.
And think of sereindcs nt nlRht, the moon
light and tho oar
Ah' then we do grow weary its we hear
thd wild wind roar.
Hut mniiner comes, with torrid heat and
no ndief In sight.
And cholera and sunstroke tnlci combine
to give 111 fright.
And coltat s wilt nnd Ico li Fcarce. nnd
shade is haul to llnd.
And glare of sunlight on the streets wo
feiir will make us blind
Ah! tin 11 we long for winter, with Its Dilu
tee nnd In mow',
And onrn to lunva tho blizzard nnd to
fed tho cold wind blow
It Win Ciirifiill.v 1 rubied, but the l.ail)'it
There Ii one number of longnss vvhoo
wife owns an Intelligent panot, which she
brought from Mexico, atnl w lion tnlklng
taletiti she had developul with griat m-Mditltv-
and no llttlo suci ess Of lourso
.Ioihs thnt'i not hli n line, and the noni
de guerre sl.tuds merelv foi onvenlcnce
sake 111 tho true name of the cotigicmm.in
referred to .lonei was 11 candidate for
re-elcetlon In November, mid foreseeing
hli triumphant vindication at the polli, the
affectionate Mrs Jones specl illv- tialned
her parrot to shout "HurT.ih'" llll the
windows rattled whenevoi Jones name
was menlioiiFil In his presence On the
evening of Ihe election she arrangid to
hive the bird hung in tho reception room,
win re hei husband wns going to n celve
his friends and nlio the returns. With
fond expectancy she looked fot tho news
to 1 ome that her husband had been , lei toil
bv a stunning: maloritv and the 11 irrot
shoiittmr In the wild lienzy of hs bound
less glee "lluriah for Join s'"
.Alas, tnat the best laid plans of men
and mice gang rift aglee'
When the fateful moment came a ills
trissed mi ill nc r with Hushed face and
disheveled hair burst Into tho silting toom
with the announcement
"You're beaten. Join s.'"
It was the pairof.s cue, and he hadn't
forgotui his careful training
"Ilitridlt for Jonis"' .shouted tho green
Imp on his perch, and evervbodv In tho
loom stood nghiust at tho audacity of the
Mis Jones was the lint to show- a sign
of animation, and It manifested Itself in
a volcanic eruption of temper dlrteted
against the cute and Innocent Mexican
in rot, which eiiiciii.inv put a quietus nn
1111. u 111011 -rue poor nir.t coweieit
111 the loinei. In half all hour Hie title
had 1 hnned
"You'ie elected, Jones'" .shouted tho Inst
"Shout, Pollv, shout'" cried Mrs Jones,
In a triniport of delight.
The bud looked nt her sldouays with a
look of disgust.
"Oh. Jones'" he muttered, turning his
back to her Washington Post.
.night in Will,
Might as well sing a tonir of hope ns growl
about the weather;
In the light or In the night, go slngln" all
When It's wlndv 11 v jour kites; when the
summer's heati rs
lloast you brown, don't rear aroun'
go to klllln' skeeters!
Slngln' on the way
lnkcs winter sweet ns May;
An' jou might oh well bu happy
'Till the Jedgment day!
Might's well whistle ns you so ns growl
because j'our goln';
If j'ou strike a thorn or so, maybe It's your
sow In' :
Thorns wuz for a purpose made hard to
live without 'em.
If jou look, joti'H always find rosea n!
Slngln' on the wnv
Makes winter sweet ns Max :
An' vou might ns well ho happy
Till the Jedgment day'
sl'.vi I i:iti:i) I'dlti t:.M
j Ann Hunt l'iirtmii Oaliklj tluilit and lis
I -niillli lllhslpitiil.
Trom the San I'rnnclseo IJxatnlner.
I A few jears ago among many large nc-
cumulations of vvenlth In this town eight
' stunendous fortunes stooil en,wt.ieMni.ai..
pre.einli;ent-the four railroad fortunes of
Stanford Huntington, frocktr nnd Hop-
.Ins and the four boniinrii fortunes of
'Inod, O'ltrlen Mackay and I-'nlr The
I moo, uiirien Mackay and I-'nlr T
wildest Ideas prevailed concerning tho size
of these hoards. St.infoirl nn.l iiiiiiiin.,,n
were, commonly tupposed to ho worth nt
least Sino aio.isf apiece At one time Mm It
ay wis cillel the richest man In the world
and hli weilth was llgured as high ns JCOo -10M1O1
This estimate wa bised on the
reasonable Idr 1 of inking the dividends
on his mining stoi ks as the Interest on a
1 tplthl Htiltlclem to prodme such returns
at ordlnnrv ratei, and perhaps allowing for
a gionieiiiul i-icreasa on tho previously
obkerv 'd n lie
Of these huge fortunes onlv that of
Huntington remains undlmlnliln 1 m tho
original hands Mnikav is living but his
wealth actual nnd reputed, has shrunk
until he fometlmes rinds It hard 10 lav- hli
hinds nt short notice on !l,i)tm) or ;M
(H) In ready cash. The Stanford estate' ha's
been generously dedicated to public iisea
The ('rocker estate has to sitpiiort several
families and "everil 1 xpenslve establish
tnents The Hopkins etnte Is probably
V''T-i no.w l!"i-?.,-w.h,'n A'ark Hopkins
dlel Plooil nnd O'llrlm saw their w.-alth
jiiiiuiirii ,u ui unary proportions before
their death and their heirs nro not con
siilcuous now ntnonp the multi-million ilres
The sin iw den and hardest of the honanzi
king-: has lut died, and hl3 wealth will
l,e divided ntn severil n.srts In n. A.UA
and nny all he swallowed up by tho i,.B1i
talent that has c)iilayer such absorbent
libllltv In the Jissup and Hlythe casei
On the whole, the American aiinonhere
favorable as It W to the accumulation of
vast fortunes does not npptar nirtlculnrlv
lo promote their perpetultj-. '
MI111I Things ('ml.
Js Venice in 1271 a pis brouifht 2 htl-
In 1530 a hen wis bought In Tarli for a
A bed In n Creek Inn In A. I). K7 cost
Ir. Home H (' 6, roses were a half-penny
Foppae.i, Nero's wife, paid twopence a
quart for asies' milk to bathe In.
In 1515 Ilallin oranxes were sold In Home
for tenpenee a thousand
In the jear 1100 Knyllh horses. et.tahlo
for cavalry, brought 2 apiece.
In 1731 eggs sold In Harcelona for 1 shti.
Kssex, the fayortte of Kllzabeth, had a set
QnP". wnicn cost tig apiece
Hread in w.i ro. Vhfi i,n.?pence'
ureaii in 1 ompcdl cost three halfpence a
loaf The loivos welc-hccl about six ounce".
Povcs for sacrifice In ilm temple of Jertt
s.il m 'st from twopence halfpenny to
llvepenco each. Now York Advertiser.
I hero AroDtheri.
Itnve von henrd tho latest slang,
AVIth i'l Ahglo-Sn-ion tvvnng,
That hpii tnki 11 hold of Uolli.itn Ilka the
Thomrh It lias n silly seeming,
Ti . ho. k full of deepen tnennlng,
Oh the up-to-date, lln ile slecto Up:
"Tin re nro others I"
If vou meet n friend nt morn,
An I In i.ise tH In pcorn,
tlet It nir with lndet"tiditio unite severe:
If .Voiirtlearest girl snys "No,
lou nte Just n bit too slow,"
I rl vour lip nnd answer "Never mind, my
"There nre othcrsl"
When a Ilitterer with lies
,. ' . ihiiisv juii 10 llie pkici,
(Just to borrow ten) then head him off with
When a cabin enr won't stop,
And In mud ntnl slush 3.0U Hon,
Just console voiirsclf with this conviction
"There nre others I"
tf the mnvor sas "(to tnl
1 ve no onice fat for jou,"
Trent him coldly to thli legend apropos)
If Sour landlord makes the thre-tt
'hi your door to Unite 'To Let."
Ansvvei. "Very well, sir. its vou doubtless
"There nro othrrsl"
If your poem Is declined,
Ity some editor unkind,
(lently elevnto your nose nnd quote tills
If the tlnllnri that you thought
Aljiiost landed, won't h" caught,
Don't despair hut let these worjs our
"There nre othersl"
When tlin pnnon savs "My friend,
1011 nre Hearing now your end,"
Willi this philosophic thought vour sou!
And when death conies In at lat,
And jour Judgment die Is east,
Just make up jour mind, whichever way It
"There are others!"
Irnxil of the I levator Itnli.
Chicago Itecord: "riuesi how far I travel
up and down evcrv dav," said one of the
elevator men In the Motuidtioek building
vesterday as he stopped on the sixteenth
The teal estate man's clerk thought .1
moment and answered "Oh, about two
or three mile."
"You're vv.iv off," said the elevator m in,
and he began to llgure up 'On ill nver
are," he itd, "1 make two trips every
live minutes. That makes twenty-four
round trips, or forty-eight single trips,
evcrv hour of the dav. The building Is jaa
feet high Now. In ten hours I make ISO
single trips, eneh one son feet long That
tnnkes In a dav M.oin feet When vou
collie to divide thli bv E.J.n, the number or
feet in 0 mile J think .vou will iltul tint
I trivel a llttlo more than eighteen miles
K days out of every week."
Wash, wash, wmh!
In 11 lathery, bubbling sen,
And I would that mv totiBHO could utter
Ihe thoughts that arise In me.
Ah, well for the husband doir,
That he hies him to his work away;
Ah. well for the children small.
That afar they wander and pla
"1'ts O, for the sicnmy smell
Of Ihe hollei, seething o'er;
'TIs O. ror bedraggled skirts
And for soapy pools on the floor.
And the hours roll slowlv on
At Tlmi'i despotic mill.
Hut at eve the wmlilioird's plvlng hard
And tho wringer creakcth still.
Wash, wnsh, wash'
in n latnerv, soap suds sei
Hilt the tender Jnv of nn neheles back
Ik gone for lo-diy from me.
l'nrce of llnlilr.
"Does the razor hurt j'ou?"
"Is the draught too stronj-?"
"Shnll T shut the door?"
"Awful nre Inst night!"
"Shave j-ou prettj close?"
"Clettlng very chilly nowl"
"That was .1 heavy thunderstorm last
"Trim vour hair up a little?"
No 1 eplj
"Hrllllantlnc on the mustache?"
Then the harbor, vv ho was nit alone in his
shop, sat down greatly refreshed. He had
been sh.ivlne himself Tlt-Hlts.
Ills I'n'hi r's I"rt Pall, lit.
A few days ago tho little son of a well
known phj-slclatt was entertaining 0, play
mate at his father's house. As children
will, they ransacked eveiv nook nnd cor
ner of the building. Their eurlosltv led
them to explore the recesses or n loset In
which the doctor keeps his Instruments
and other personal effects, among which
Is n complete skeleton. The stranj-e boy
was frlghtfiied when he lint beheld the.
grinning remnant or what once had been
n human being ami started lo run awav
The doctor's son, however, had se, n the
skdeton so often that he fnlntiilned for
It only that filling of contemnt begotten
bv familiarity, nnd in n little while suc
ceeded In so allaying the fears of his com
panion that the youngster began to handle
the thlnir nnd rattle Its drj bones "Wheie
did j-our father get If" ho finally asked.
"I don't know," was the replv, "but I
guess It was his tint patient, for he's had
It an awful long time" Untto .Miner.
I'ri in b lnhuiMMi.
0 no' we nover talk In Trench;
Its sound no more Is heard;
My lips are now forbid to speak
A blnulB foreign word
1 cannot say "Mon cher nml, '
"Comment vaus portez-vous'"
Nor he replj-. "Tres blen, mon ance."
O, no! it would not do.
I dure not sigh, "Penser n mol,"
Or, "Soyez blen Allele;"
Nor can he saj "Tonjoun a to!,"
Or. "An revolr, ma belle,"
And If "Ne m'oiiblleji pas" slip out
As 'twill ere I'm iiwnr-,
"They're talking French!" is screamed
Ero I can odd "Mon cher."
Ami "M'almez-vous" I never hear;
Nor dure ho ever say;
"Jusqu' a t.i mart " so much we fear
To parler In francals.
All ears nro open when he slta
Ileslde me after tea.
J.cst he should t.ij , "Aeceptez-mol,"
And I should answer, "Oui."
A I'boiiogruplilc (hot.
If j-nu sleep In the house of ,1 wizard, jou
must be prepared fur experiences out of the
common. So thinks a gentleman who once
liaise 1 u night under Mr. I.dltaii.'s roof.
In the middle of the night he was awak
ened h" the sound of a voice at his ilhow.
"Midnight has ttruck'" It slid in hollow,
but refconant tones "Prepare to meet thy
Th guest was nut of tied In haste He
must li" the victim of some liallm linitloii
There was no one In tho room Ills would
be a fins can- for the "psychical reneatch"
people. Hut evil while these thoughts
were pissing throi. h his head he was
making ror tne uoor. in tno nnn pe met
Mr IMIson. who n assured him by saying
"Don't be scand. old man. It's iiuthintr
but a clock "- Youth's I'ompmlon
lllIU llHIIIlll! ) ll.
It Is said that Toomln never lost his wit
and power of entertulniiient not even
while on his deathbed and In a lomatose
ondltlon. He died the jent tho Oeorgla
legislature had mi Ions a session, and one
morning, whn the dm tor cume to seo lit in
ami asked how he felt, he said "Oh, sick,
but cheerful. I want to git out In tho sun.
shine; It tottures mo to linger here In bod,
I want sunshine fresh air. Saj doctor,
what's the news of tho day In the great
"Oh, nothing much, general. Tho legis
lature Is still In session, und there seems
to he little hope of an early adjournment,"
und the doctor was umared 10 see tho In
valid fall buck In a swoon, his eyes 1 los
ing and his lips faltering,
"Horrors! No adjournment yet," and
wieru was u te.uie ipuyer HI II10 Voice.
"No, not jet"
"Then send for Cromwell to drlv th.
'"s - lau'nmner'Tnd ?Z ThistHous'lon'ol
t-orula fell back and went to sleep He
nas unconscious and died a few days later.
VARIETY IS DEMANDED,
St t'C'RHOI Dr. I'AltMLIlS .xtflT KMHI
Till: WANTS III' IOSL.Mi:it.
l)ltere Opinion, on fruit I'rinperti-tin
ting Itrerdlng-lhc t hiapiit t'lilrkrn
Irrd Sevinge Irrigation In
111 rinan) 1 nnn Note.
l'hllnde phln Itecord: As the wants of
the pcoplo Increase there Is not only a
greater lonsuniptloii, but more vnrlolj Ii
sought. If the world has changed und elei
trlelty Is beginning to supplant horses nnd
men, tho farm Is not exempt fiom the ltiilu
enie of progress The at tides mod ns
rood nnd the dishes prepared nre very dlf
feretlt from Ibnsn nf n eenlllM nun
Alan:' fiults and vegetnhlei How In general
me wero unknown at Ihe beginning of the
present century, if the farmer Is to keep
p.i 'o with thoe engaged In other Indus'
tries he mint chnnge his methods and hli
cropi to correind with condllloin not of
his own choosing, and meet the consumer
of hli products vvlth commodities uf a kind
best adapted to their wants nnd not uc)i
as ne may preicr to grow lor nimeit.
Lvery jear vvllucos something new In the
Held of agriculture and no farmer should
be col tent to follow a heitcn path, but
should branch out and endeavor to Ink"
advantage of evciy opportunity forptodilc
lug something oil the farm that will ar
fold him n larger profit than he scented
Hi" 1 rev lotls j'oir.
The fact Is conceded that the low price
for grain are citmed bv the elieapnei of
tho co-t by Lie use of Improved labor-savin-
mm hlnery tunl Implement on tho
farm. Hid the dav when a cron inmt be
cultivated because It requires es labor
than somo oil or has passed. Tho ciopi
that pej best now nid thou- that an the
mot cosllv to produce, hemine til are
1:1 own less abundantly linn the cheaper
kinds. Corn, wheat and oat nre grown at
utie-ff urth the iot or rormer times, and the
old prlcei will never return utiles the
misfortune of a famine shuiild oci ui vvlih n
I hardlv possible In a country vvlth such
a dlversltj of cllitiate a our". There are
ciopi grown In this countrj which appar
ently are verv lirge, but which do not
supply our home market, and among them
ale potatoes and onion and this l due
to the fact that they requite more labor
tiiiin coin or wne.it. iieins. tie is, appie,
cherries, quince and some of the garden
crops are oflcti below the amount required
for the siipplj- of the home mntket.
It 1 ncl supposed that farmers will sud
ih nly revolutionize their methods, but It
v ill be nn advantage fur them to study
the maikets and statistic and endeavor
to h.irti whit may bi required. L itioi
should ilways be convl'lered in growing
11 sp(.i 1 ii t rop, for It inter into the prices
and Ihe remuneration for such expense
Is never overlooked It Is labor that makes
I lie value, and while It I well to oltenp
m the labor, jet th nmoiint of labor
teqiilred should nevir deter one from
growing n crop A imp that pivs well
one jear miij not lie prontnnie tne next,
ns theic Is an Inducenif nt bv higher prices,
for the fin met to seek ihe crop that pavs
bet but there ate to 1 limn farmers who
adhere closely to certain rops and thereby
fall to secure the high st prices or largest
prollt The iiogresvc fanner will kei p
.llniMlf will Informed mil be nlw.ijs pte
pated to avail himself uf the adv. images
open bv glow lag a vaih'v of crops In ol
der to supply the clem ind of all 1 lasses.
llupe for sh, ep.
W L. I'rvln In National Stoikm.in; In
rending the article, "Hi edlng nnd Teedlng
Shetp fnt Mutton,' b Pri fessor Thomas
Shaw, or Onliitlu, Can ill In the Slockman
In l;i!, I became cnnldi rablj Interested In
the rape jil nit he ptalnd so highly for
sheep Later I came in possession ot a
bulletin pieptred bv Professor Shaw on the
rape plant, rinding In thi that a number
of persons In the I'nliel States hnd sown
and raised this plant, nod gcierally spoke
favorably of It, I com huh d 1 would obtain
the sied. In mv senii h I proctued a cata
logue from seedsmen uf Milwaukee, Wis ,
who had the pure Dwarf I.ssi'x rape seed.
About the 1st of Mnv 1-.9I. I onlered from
them llfteen pounds or scnl at -0 cents per
pound, 1 pajing express charges, making It
tost me 24 cents per pound
M.ij 10 I plowed on and one-fourth acres
of giound In a llmothv 1111 adovv. the part
plowed having only nhuut n linlf stnud or
glass 1 ran over tin cround with a drag
and let It lie until th hist daj ot Maj. I
then prepired the ground nnd sowed broad
east s pounds of tee 1 and again run over
It lightly with 11 dr.11. in n few days the
plant was up and I olctved 1 had not got
the seed -ovvn evenlv uver the ground
It grew- xerv rupldlv and bj the 1st of
August I could tell but very little differ
ence in it exof pt the stalks that were the
thinnest on the ground hnd the largest
leaves. It was 011 in overage sixteen or
eighteen Inches high nnd so thick the she, p
could hardly git through it. They did tat
In mostly ft 0111 tin edge. A few d.ivs liter
I notlctd the liivvn leaves were turning
vellow. I thoin-lu thl,i was caused bj the
grctind being v.iv drj-. I now turned lot
ewes and lambs into the field, as there w is
nothing else ri.ii In the Held, and thev
Jed nltogethet 1 1 ihe rape, except pulling
a verj" little h,n from the stack it lasted
them two weeks During this time a g.Knl
lain fell nnd Hi.- stubs of the plants that
wete lert, whl h were fiom three to six
Inches high, In gun to send out shoots, and
In a few weiks were as green as ever, but
not nearly so large as at tint. I think It
furnished about une-halt as much pasture
ns It did the tint lime, vvldch was us, d
along with the aftermath of the meadow
that cinie on alter the fall ruin. After
being eaten off the second time tho stalks
I plowed for the second sowing two acres
of giound thin had been In rve and pas
tured orr This was done the lust of June
and sowed a luonih liter. The ground be
ing diver the plant did not come on so
quickly or grow bo fast ns the lint sowing.
Hut the se 1011 1 1 lug more favorable later
on most of it giew larger than the ilrst
1 pistured this some In September, but
mostly later In ,he fiill.lt lasting until hard
freezing In Pi f mbei. After several freces
the branches would wilt and the leaves He
on the groun I, being tramped down tome
bj- Hie sheep
The sheep mm to be very fond of the
plant and thrive well I did not weigh nnd
cannot tell how mm h gain thev made In
tonnectlon with thi second plot I pastured
eight acres of othei grass, vvlih li plan seems
to be proletttbl, with those that have been
raising It. I had no trouble vvlth scours or
bloat while pisiiirlug. I fed some corn at
tho last of the siasou. 1 believe the plant
worthy of a trial bv- anj sheep raiser, nnd
that It will fill a place that none of our
grasses will do by supplying our sheep with
11 kuuu nutritious green joou uuring tne
drj' season of the j ear.
IIDKTK lll.'l I'K.VI..
Diverse Opinions 1111 1'rult 1'rni.pcct-..
To tho VJdltor ot tho Journal
My attention was called to nn editorial
In the Journal of tho 13th, timid the cap
tion of "Tho Hamo old Stoij."
Permit an old frlnid of tho Journal to
ndrt a little practical cxperleiu 0 In the mat
ter referred to. Said ixpirh-nco extends
over a period of twentj jears, four of
which weio In thn state of Kansas, and
the rest in Iiidepuidenie, Mo, whero the
writer Is well known.
As yet. the peach crop Is safe, tho condi
tions for fieeliiK the peach girm are not
fuvorable for such n ciil'imUv it is tine
tho morcurj 1 cat lied 13 dig. below rem on
tho "th, followed bj a still gnatir fall to
11 below on the Sth of Pebriiarj, but. foi-tunatelj-,
theio was no rain or moisture bv
which to saturate the buds or genus Had
theio been, the germs would doiibiless havo
simered to a gieat extent Acioullng to
observations of jears, If 11 ruin should fall
sulllilint to Salman- tho tries and buds,
nml a fall In the thermometer would rent
11 deg below eio, such conditions would,
I.05 ond question, kill the peach germs.
Such conditions havo been observed fre
quiiitly, both III Kansas and Missouri, and
should tho men urj fall to 2n de-g bi low
zero untlei like -.auditions. It kills Die tries
A remarkable uicuireiice of tho kind
that mino to the observance, of the writer,
win ro a limb of a pi.icli trco hud Insin
uated Itself In through u window of n
house, neur which It stood, and a mln and
s)et t catiu vvlth a fall of tho nietcurv' to
it dig below toio 'tho treo was kllhd
vvlih the ixuptlun nf tho protected limb,
wide h stiaiige say, fruited well, but
No. lu vi 1.1 ot thu ntach. bear 1111. l.xnm.
lite jour uees treis 1 lonely Take a sharp
Knife, .ire fully lillinwi a bud ftoni u peach
tree, sniu u lUUKliuillll lll , aim H J'OU milt
a bl.uk cmier or pit of thu peach, then
sin h spec linen Is dead, although it may
bloom and look well. (Jut dry froives do
not kill as a wet one would bo suro to do,
Dlt 1IALLAHD, Indepcndtiice. Mo,
Wcstport, Jin., lVb, Itl, HU3.
To tho IMItor of the Journal
I taw un editorial In thu Journal lather
Insinuating that tho fruit men do nut tin.
derstuiid their business, und a slur upon
tin m because thej report the crop of fruit
Injured ut this time of thu jear, and stat
ing that lu spite of all theso statements wo
ulvvujs havu a crop of fruit.
I'eimlt Jim to say that tho experience of
fiult men ror munj jears In this nato, us
well us othtr states, Justllles the statement
that we can Just ns well tell now every
peach bud that will bloom us wo can In
April alter they do bloom
"hen jou cut a peach bud crosswise and
nnd tho little germ black, jou can bo sura
that bud will never bloom. The tamo Is
trim of tho plum and cheny or any stolid
fruit. Another thins, when the thermom-
eter goes from ij to M deg below rem tho
expet lenco of nit fruit men I that the
pea h I verj apt to be killed pinm re
port eollec teit nil over tho state von may
bo sine that wo shall not Inve nil nbtiii
ilntue of penchei. as Intimated In Jour
The pencil crop nn the lonlrnrj. I lli
JtircJ very materially, nnd It will be nn
exiepllon where the tree have 11 full crop.
Till Inlury extend nenilj, If not quite, to
tho South MIonrl line, nnd even down
rnr lutn Arkainni, nnd 1 hnve even heard
positively that the orange irop of Plorldn
Last fall was ntt unmtinllv dry one, nnd
thn winter hns beett more so Now the In
litry to our rnpborry nnd straw bertv
plnnts began thru, nnd thev hive suffered
sevetely where not protected ilutlni the
vvlntir. These berries will stn.nl 11 lot nf
old weather If thev nto vlgorou nnd
IteillthV. but when thev nfe tletiltltnled hi
tho droUh of summer, then the w Intel tn
Jil.cs them seven l.v. Such I the condition
of thie bertles Is It nny wonder then
that the fruit men, who know thee thing,
should sav thnt the rnllt crop I Injured?
Tho fact (s thnt we know the prop will bo
short, hut Just how much we cannot jet
Tho apple crop I not Injured where tho
oichiird hnve, lind good ntlentloii, nnd n
cold, stendv winter s uiunllv favorable In
the npple clop. We have evety reaiolt to
billevo that the npple crop will be good
drupe, llkewle (thnt Is. the hirdy vari
eties), nte In good condition, ntnl the prom
ise for 11 good crop I vcrv fnvoinble. Half
hardy vntletles nre Injured by cold
Now Mr, IMItor, theo nre fact n fur
n wo inn see nnd Judge from experience
nnd obervnllon, nnd nil we wnlit I to b"
given credit for truthfulness when we
iiinkn our report, nnd ntn credit for know
Ing something iibmit ihno tilings.
L. A IIUODMAN.
11l11e nf Miirhel (Inrdi iilng,
A 11. ttnrrnll In W'fseot,!,. A .,ri.i,li,i-,ii.
During' the pn ent agricultural depression
the market gnrleiiei have Ind rather the
hist of the birgnln, nnd thej have sunercd
piobibly ns little 11 any other clis of
miuii-is j ne icnson ior tni 11 not so
much that there I more prollt In the bnsl
loss, but that the mirket giinlener raise
such n vorletj of rami produce at nil sn
rons or the jenr Hint the failure of one or
two doe not ruin them. In fnet, thej cal
culate geliernllj upon one or more vege
table crop turning out either poorly, or In
such abundance that there Is little money
In the sales l'or Instance, during the
Pist senson enhbage nnd potatoes hnve
bolh turned out verj poorlv ns a rule, ntnl
while there Is a numerate prollt In each
the results nre not bv anv means very
flitti ring union have not been extra,
although better a a rule than either of the
Hut thee three crop nre nfter nil only
a small part of the market gardener's Hit
ir he mnkes a good prollt on nil or the
other, nnd nothing on potatoes, cabbage
and onlom, he li still making a good liv
ing Lima beani, enrlj peas, tomitoe,
green corn, cucumbers and all other vege
tables combined go to make up hli list,
and he Is prettj sure to make some ir not
most ot them pay.
Another future of market gardening li
that the season Is made verj long. He.
ginning In the spring long before frost li
out of the giound he starts tarly lege,
tables under gins, nnd bj the time the
genernl farmer is nlnwlng his snll rnr seed
ing, the market gardener I harvesting his
Hist crop 'I his eatlj ctop Is almost inde
pendent of adverse weither and drouth,
and If the market prkes are good he real
izes a fair part of the Income virv earlv
Later the regular Held crops come, one
following another In rapid succession If
one crop turns out poorly It is turned over
for .1 inter one.
I'lnnllv, the fall gardening Is carried well
up Into winter. Spinach, late lettuce, rad
ishes, turnips, squash, s and other liteveg
etiibl.s, ate nil planted so that thev will
occupv the land as late as possible Prom
the three seasons, earlj' spring, mid-summer
and full, the market gardener Is sure
to make monej and In this respect ho li
made more Independent of bad seasons
To a certain extent the grower exelu
slvelj of wheat, corn, or cotton might
learn .1 lesson from these truck gardeners,
tt is not well to put all the eggs In one
basket In farming, as we are learning verj
emphatically iverj' few jrnri Hv dlver
sifvlng our cropi we not onlj make more
1 rinlntv of prollt, but we tend to prolong
the growing season.
I.l ll !()( If.
On Hog ltrccdlug.
P C Wray In National Stoikman: The
breed Is simplv a matter of taste, as most
of the improved breeds are capable of
rimhlng the point of perfection which
theii advocates i lalm for them Por the
gientest prollt the farmer should select
the breed that will nnture In the least
possible time and can be fattened at nnv
age .Mnnv have their own peculiar taste
In regard to color. It Is not always prac
ticable for all to keep pure bred stock
and in that case alvvajs mate the cross
with a pure bred sire of whatever breed
jou may select. Never ue a grade sire
unless jou want jour stock to degenerate,
and bj all means do not lnbreed.
Sows should not he too closelv conllned
to do well, but should hive warm nnd dry
sleeping apartments It many are kept
thiv stiouni nave pientv 01 room so ns to
avoid crowding which Is vetv Injurious to
them during pregnaej Do not allow their
beds to become dustj-. Chance twice a
week to prevent this. Have jour sows as
tame as positble This can easily be ac
complished bj kind and gentle treatment.
P.tnh sow should be placed In a pen or lot
bv henelf about ten divs before j-ou ex
pect her to farrow Thej' should receive
WalclUUl care at 11111 Vlllll' lcj prevent luss.
If jour presence Is not needed the sow
should be left entirely to herself for the
Ilrst dav after farrowing, without food of
nnv kind She should then have some
light sloppv food which should be ln-ciea-.ee!
each diy until the pigs ate a we.k
old and then she should have all she will
1. it 1 li in three Hmes 11 dav
As soon as the pigs are old enough al
low them to have some giain by theui
s. lve 1 have mine to i.it shelled corn
ut ilnee weeks old, but avoid giving them
me li corn Thev should be furnished a
trough t parate from the sow so that thej
can linv'e all ihev cm nit In nddllon to
In r milk The hog Is naturally a clean
animal and should have access to run.
nl.ig watir. To breed too young is 1111
other cause of degeneration.
TI11. Outlook for Wool.
Manufacturers' (hizette: The stoc ks of
wool In the maikets of Purope at the 1 ml
of lS'il wete the largest evil- held at that
period of Hie jear. Tills, taken In 1 ou
nce Hull with prospective ample supplies
through tho jeai. will prevent .mj m 1
terlal advance In price during the nirrmt
year In fict, unless the consumption
should be larger than expected, the out
look would favor lower lather thnn higher
nrlces of wool, and the experience or lk'JI
would be repeated of values shrinking 10
to 12 per cent It Is estimated bv the best
of authorities that the Australian and
Cape wool clips will shuw an Increase over
bust season's shipments of D to S per cent,
while an Increase of 10 pir tent Is ex
pected from the Argentine Itepublli Whero
this increase lu supplv Is to be taken care
ot Is a question. No Increase In con
sumption is expected among I'uropiMu
mills, henco the extra supply must be
taken care of bv Aineilean mills, f at nil.
This litter Is too much to xpect The
consequence ot this condition of uffnlrs
nlteetlng the consumption of wool seems
to point to a lower rango of prtce-s. The
only visible offset to this Is tho probable
ilecie.isii In the supply of American wool
Hut this decTcase Is not likelj to eqtnl
tho Increase In supply from Australia und
elsewhere. Of what kind of wool the sur
plus will consist will (Upend very 1 tritely
upon the dial. liter of the demand, ivhettur
for Merino or noss-bieds It has been
noted lor a number of yem back that
cross-breeding has been on the Increase,
espeelallj lu the Itiver Platte st ites, while
strait-lit Merino bleeding has been on the
dec line. A decrease in the supply of
Merino wool lu the Pnlted States has al
ready set In, and Is sure to continue, be
cause of tho advent of free wool due to
leeent tariff legislation. A decrease in
Meiino wool from these two sources of
supplj- the River Platte region and the
Pulled States will have to be made up
pilnclpally from Australia, It nnywhere.
With this stale of the wool supply before
us, It Is not unreasonable to expect for
this season or next n Insufllclent sup
ply of Merino and n large surplus of
ctoss-hred wool, with higher prices for
tho fonner and considerably lower prices
for tho latter.
'I bo Cbelpest Chlikrll IVeil,
"Wisconsin Agriculturist: Progressive
poultry men 10 a lare extent recognize
advantage of feeding animal food of some
kind to poultrj They also understand
thu value of cut hone In tho feeding ration,
Pp to within a few j-ears only drj bones
were used in this w'jy ' because of the
clltllculty in smashing green bones In
to suitable fcUe for feeding. Since then
machines have Ih en put upon the market
for cutting or biking the green bones, and
this has lu many places almost revolution
Ized poultry feeding A raw or green
bone contains considerable meat und gris
tle, which, when cut up vvlth the hard
bone, makes a wry nitrogenous food
vvhieli could hardly he utllUed In any oth-r-way
Uy running It through one of
theso machines the hone U changed into a
soft, pasty mass that may be fed alone or
when mixed vvlth Kralu or vegetables.
The heupest poultry ration was the
subject for correspondence In the columns
of the Hural New Yorker recentlj. and
In nearly every Instance cut bone was one
ot the Ingredients speclfled.
A New York correspondent said that ha
fed his poultry fresh cut raw bone, oats,
corn meat, wheat bran nnd middling,
whole wheat, com In enr nnd buekwheit
varied for n rhnnge The chenpet ration
I onts In the bundle cut tine with a traw
cutter for vvlnicr feed In summer let
them go to gr,i,
J.inv Itnnkln wrote. The milt) feed to
mv hen when conllneil In winter I wheat
brnn, mixed vvlth cut i lover, green rve
nnd boiled turnip, one. third green stuff
nnd two-thlrd bran, with n little nnimnl
meat or beef irap mlxe I In I give .all
thev will nit or thi In th' morning nnd nt
night corn, wheat and oats, keeping them
n trifle lumen
A Pennv Ivnnlan who devote hi lime
ntnl nltentlon lo ilnrk-rnlln snld "(Ircen
bone I nn economical feel Having fed
nbout twenty ton this senson place u In
n polllon to know It merit W' mix It
with other food. Plfteen per cent ground
bone I nbout right for duck, jotmg nnd
old: rtlio fnr linns thil lirnllrs llreen
bone pnts ,V) cent ner 1f) noiliid nt tin'
"Inughter houe. liaising duck Is our
miin bulneii. The feed shottl 1 conmt
of 15 per cent green bone. JO per cent brnn,
So per cent Nn. 2 Hour, 13 per cent crack
er nnd SO per cent corn meal. To thi
should be added green food of ome kin',
uch n corn, rye, etc., or clover hnv cut
tine nnd slenmed for some time In quati
title equal to the ration lint given."
value nf "I lrt l'rn-c."
t' M, Clcmnn, Jr., In Vtern tlurnl:
It hn been proved bv the experience of
ninny practical peiittrjmen Hint n "lint
ero" produces n verv hnrdv fowl and n
great egg producer. It inmt li reniem
bred. however, tint the Hnl ero bt alone
valuable. These cro bred bird nre not
valuable a breeder linlf, ma J be. In
rne of the hen being mated to a cock of
some pure breed, The ctosbreil If mated
together, Will produce mongrel of a low
A Light Htnhmn cock wilt do wonders
In bringing up Ihe sl7e and stamina of
n llock of mongrel and n Plv moillh Hock
or Wvandotte male will nlso Prove vnltl-
nlile Hut Ihe moit valuable result from
cron breeding are obtained bv crossing
the pure breeds, Such croe, ir correctly
mnde. produce the grandest prnrtlcnl row I
Imaginable. Hut I Is well to remember the
admonition do not go beyond the Hrst
ero, a it alone Is valuable.
One or the Illicit crosses Imaginable I n
large neilve White Leghorn male with
Light Hr.ihmi females This produce a
grand lot or large early laying pullets or
excellent constitution and the cockerel
from the mating makn grand tnble fowls
and ti mure rnpldlv
A Plj month Hock cock with Light llrnh
ma hens nlso produces splendid table
fowls nnd winter lovers
A WyniHlotte-Leghorn cron produce a
line lajei 11ml enriv maturing fowl not so
large as e.ther of the above ctosses.
A Ontne fowl crossed with the Plymouth
Hock, Wvnndotte or It rah mi produces n
table fowl of excellent quality. The nbove
are 11 111011 g the best, but the number ot
good crosses are too m my to be fullj" men
' IN (U'M'ltAI..
-cwago Irrigation In (Icriiiinj
James Pollard In Field nnd P.irm: The
sewage fields near Herlln are n most note
worthy feature In the sanltarj- iirr.inge
muits of the c'ty. They comprise nearly
.1 doen separate properties, which weie
formerlv baireii heaths, und which have all
been bought by a corporation within tho
last eighteen ve.irs for the special putposo
of ut'llrlng the town sewage. 1 tie sewage
Is pumped to the highest point upon e.iih
estate about sixty-eight feet above the
level nt the pumping station where It Is
dlschaiged into a large tank corresponding
to Hint from which It has come. Prom this
point It Is spread over the whole estate,
according to the requirement" of different,
parts, the distribution being effective!
regulited bj- nn cl ibornte sjstem of tlulocs
nnd water counes.
At tho pumping stations in the city there
are self-acting registers, which record the
quantity of water passing through the
gathering tank. Hendlngs of the register
nro taken four times dally. A hravj- rain
fall Hushing tho drains necessitates, of
course, a more rapid evacuation of the
tanks, nnd this Is smply and readily ac
complished by lrcteailng the forcing power
of the engines Hefore passing Into tho
tank, the water Is led through Iron net
tings vvlth one Inch apertures, and all solid
matter wooo, paper, straw nnd such thing
Is gathered apatt to be carted away to
canal barge. Hy these It Is conveved with
ashes, housp refuse and street sweepings,
to be used on farm land at a distance fiom
At the receiving tank on each estate
there Is also a self-acting register, nnd by
a simple arrangement the Inspector of the
estate mav tell nt any hour of the day
or night at what point the water stands.
During the day a ling, nnd during the night
a bright lantern rises or falls on a llagstalf
as the volume of water In the tank Is
greater or less; thus the risk of overflow
Is obviated, und the inspector, sitting In
his otllcc It may be two or three mile
away is able to otder and regulate the
outllow at will. The sewage fields aro di
vided Into threo kinds'
Pint, those which have grown richest in
soil are used ns fruit orchards, nnd let out
,onar,oeK,a.r'1M,lor''' "n? '-'liply the fiult
mnikets of Lerlln, second, those which are
rlili enough to be 11 turnips, potatoes and
grain crops me pai tly let out to tenants
!!e" .me' y ,m'n',K7,1,, by " eorporatlon,
a1J tl",nl' t0,,-' "un k-rowlng grass are
wholly in the hands of the corporation. who
Fell the gr.ISS to enie fee.lon., n.,1 ....'.
, " " - v 1. . - I. Ill, oc Ill-is,
As tn nv as live crops of grass are obtained
in a reason from these fields. One of tho
.states, which has been the longest in use
now yields a prollt of about 3 per cent on
the lost of the innd and Irrigation works
2e,-rr,.5a,nT?,,,.M nork,"K eMie"st"'' e-
'IhoCond It, .nils of I'xpcrlinentlng.
National Stoekman- Tho investigation of
vwtif t'lT, lo''!! "Vor"-c'-' In coimecHon
with the production ot crops nnd the breed
ng and rearing of live stock has never
before received so much attention as It is
now receiving. Pxperlment stations are
doing good work In this connection, nnd all
honor should be given them for their lead
eiship In this work. It is a well known
fict, too. that experiment stations cannot
do all the work of this kind. It Is ai-o
very true that s0mt. of the most Important
investigations arc not taken up, bv these
stations Things which are consldeVcd too
commonplace to be touched upon by tin st
Institutions are fiequently not understood
by the general fanner or breeder, and very
often tho things which nro overlooked bv
ui" ciuciin .iir muse oi intinse value,
Kxpcrlment stations aro to be censured be
cause this Is true, for their work la, nnd
ought to be. of an advanced nnture Th
are doing what was expected of them, and
are doing It well
The peculiar conditions and circumstances
surrounding Hie woik of each Individual
make It a hard matter to advise or assist
those who need ndvlce or usslstance, hencq
the necessity of each mini experimenting
nt least In a mnill way himself Tho
ndnpt.ibilltj of soils lo certain crops, for
example can never be determined oxupt
by actual tests, and these tests to li thor
ough must be made under the snmo con
ditions th it are to prevnil when the crops
are to bo produced lu a gene ml way. It
Is worse than useless to experiment In
lines that are Impracticable, or that can
not lead to results that will provo proilt
nblo. Soils that nre nd ipted to certain
crops onlv cannot be emplojed profitably
In producing all kinds oi crops. The only
possible way of determining such mat
teis is by actual test or experiments, it
nnv take some time and trouble) to obtain
such Information, but It may be cheap at
nny price, for success or failure may de
pend upon this knowledge, l.verj man who
has adopted farming as a profession should
bo an experimenter to a certain extent. It
i the only way to learn the moit prollt
able lessons In agriculture,
A Vcgctuhle Manure.
Wisconsin Agriculturist i Heie Is a for
mula or a manure that has been success
fully used by a New Jersey gardener for
vegetables: One thousand pounds cotton
seed meal or bonemeal, both costing about
3) a ton, 50) pounds boncblack. costing t25
a ton. and SOU pounds of muriate of pot
ash, costing !I3 to J II u ton, This makes
ono ton of ilrst-cl.u-s manure, costing uhout
530. This gutdener says In Atm-ilcuu Har
dening:"! liuva had better results from this
formula than from JW speilal manures fiom
tho manufacturer. I used the a novo foi
mula on two acres of sweet lratalocs last
setsou, making a tine crop of about sixty
barrels to tho acre. I put 1,200 pounds of
tho !0 fertiliser on each acre, costing ubout
fis un acre,
MUii llnneotis Notci.
Tho addition of one pound of well.cook-
eil nil meul to 100 pounds Of buttermilk
KKNitly Increasis Its value as a food tor
Many substances which go Into tho ma.
nuro heap add nothing thereto, but serve
as ubsorbents, which save the xaluablo
portions of the manure and avoid loss.
When the cold blasts from the North
come und the tnovv flies, that man's con
science should upbraid him who has failed
to provide comfortable shelter for ills
All kinds of small fruits and vegetables
can be Brown under tjlass. It Is much
cheaper to fit up two acres of (-round for
the growing of early fruits and vetretubles
than to stock a large farm and cntrm-a
In general farming, vviuie Hie profits fiom
the email area will be fully as ..eat, or
A New Discovery by the Shakers
Por more than n hundred jear the
Mount Lebanon Shaken have tudled th
eultlinllon of mcdhln.il plnnts nn 1 souttht
to s-i trn( from Ihim tlmr healing rs
i nee. Their labor hn not been spent In
vnln Thev hnve mnde n dliovcr.v that
will prove n blessing to mihkltul. It on
slsls of n cordint that innsc Immediate:
relief in cne of Indigestion. The Import
ance of lhl dlcovery will be nppircnt
when we reallre lint ne-irly nine-tenths of
nil our suffering are cnued bv dyspepsli
or Indigestion. N'enrlj everv person Jou
meet In till digestive trouble In some of
It varied form-lik heid.iche, dlstre
nfler eating, ltntti ntnl fiillnes In Ihe chet
nfter entltig, pilpltatloti of tho heart, etc.,
nrc but sjmptom of lndlgellon. To re
lieve these suiTeting hn been the study t
the Shaken, nnd they have uccceded.
The renson the Shaker Digestive Cordial
ll.i such nn Immediate nml salutary effect
I that It enme the food cntett to be ill
gesiod, tor It I undigested food thnt
came the dlstre. Tho Cordial c.ines the
food lo be digested before thete I time for
It lo ferment nnd sour on the stomneh,
When the food I so digested it gives
strength nnd vigor tn the feeble body,
mnkes one feel bright nnd cheerful nml
mnkes one gain In lleh.
The Digestive C0rdl.1l I 11 prompt In It
action that the very lint tlo"e will havo n.
perceptlblj favorable result. It gives Im
In order to prove this statement small
trial bottle have been placed In drug.
Kills' hands, whl h can be obtained for
ten cents each. Thi trial bottle will havo
a decidedly bencllelal effect ami will satis
fy nnvone that the Cordial Is ndaptcd to
his cne. After a trial give praise to the
Shaken of .Mount l.ebnnon. New York.
perhaps greater. If skill and Judgment nrs
e.xcrgiseci in managing me plot, ot early
piodlicc. There Is a largo Held open for
A fnrmer In Mason county. Ky., reports
the result of a recent tilnt of wheat feed
ing, covering a petiod of twelve ..nys II
fed the iitilnt.it ground wheat, nnd tho
gain Hi weight gnve hint a return of 1.M
per bushel for his wheat.
Hoj's who have not the peculiar quali
fications requisite for successful farming
ihould not be urged to stay on the farm
simply because they were raised there Tho
farmer needs special quallllcatlons Jii3t ns
much as men of other callings
Thete li no point In the lire of nn nnl
mil when It Is not making g-iln or losing,
nnd every pound lost Is two pound to
gain. All cla.sscs ot stock should '(! kept
growing. If the anmnli Ion weight under
favorable conditions It Is an Indication that
better stock should bo used.
IVttlllzers of cerlnln kinds. If not npplled
In the fall, may be applied In January,
(round bone cannot be put on tho ground
too soon, n It dissolves verj' s!owlj Straw
berries may receive such .1 fertilizer now,
with the potash suits during Pebrunry or
March, nnd the nitrates In Apt II. If dis
solved bone Is used In place of ground
bono, It will be early enough to apply It In
When buying feitlllzers farmer should
attach no value to soda, as It does not
supplj the piaco ot potash. Soda In fer
tilizers has a value In the market, but
It Is useless to the fnrmer. Nitrate nf soda
should be bought for It nitrogen onlj.
It Is .1 principal ingredient 01 many fer
tilizers, and the soda may bo estimated on
the bags, but this estimate should receive
no notice whatex'er.
NEW PASSENGER SERVICE.
From Kansas City Mn thn llurllngtoti
"DnNVHR. SPECIAL" leaves Kansas
CltJ- dally 10.D0 a. m, solid train; arrives
Denver 7:30 a. m.
"DUHLINGTON NEW ItlNH.VIA BI
LINGS," for Puget Sound and Poclllo
Coast from Kansas City, leaves at 10.51
a. m. dally.
This line gives patrons an opportunity
to visit Hot Springs, South Dakota, Iilack
Hills and Yellowstone Park, nnd It Is tha
short line between Knnsns CItv and Hel
ena by 3S" miles, Butte 315 miles. Spokane
474 miles, Seattle 110 miles and Tacoma 113
This Is tho most marvelous scenlo routo
nnd perhaps tho most Interesting across
Round trip tickets to all Pacific Coast
points via this line.
For full Information address II. C. Orr,
Burlington Route, Kansas Cltj', Mo.
-pcc! ll lllltes vtn the Sintii Pe ltoute.
Por the meeting of the grand lodge A. P.
and A M , nnd the Kansas State Oratorl
al Association meeting, to bo held nt To
peka, Kas.. tho Santa Fo route will sell
tickets to Topeka and return at 0110 faro
for tho round tilp. dato3 of snle rebruary
10 to 22 Inclusive, leturn limit Pebruarj- 21,
Por the meeting of the ginnd lodgo A. O.
U. V.t to bo held nt Wichita, rebruary 22
In Mnreh 2. ticket Will 111) Sold to Wlelilti
at ono faro for tho round trip on February
111, 20, 23, 2'i and 2ii, return limit Mnrch 3.
On account of the O. A. It. nnd Sons ot
Veterans encampment, to be held at Law
rence, Kiih , Pebiunry 20, 27 and 2S, tickets
will be sold to Lawrence) at ono faro for
tho louiid trip on Pebruarj- 23, 21, 23 and
iC, return limit March 2.
Santa Pe routo ticket oluccs northern
corner Tenth nnd Main streets, 1030 Union
avenua and I'lilon depot.
onoitcn w. iiAonNnucn,
Passenger and Ticket Agcnt-
Clu up oat
Havo j-ou given our Weir City and Cher
okee egg coal a tll.il? For doiucrtlo use It
has no supeiior Place jiiur order for a
ton ot this coal and you will use no other.
Price, $J7', per ton delivered
CPNTltAL COAL AND COKI3 CO..
Telephone HI. Keith ."c l'ciry bldg.
GOING TO CHICAGO TO-NIGHT?
The Burlington last truln "ill!" leaves at
D.W The onlj" line serving meals on tho
cafe plan between Kansas City and Chi
cago. In addition to regular meal service.
This entire train Is equipped with all mod
ern Improvements. Servlco unexcelled.
V It bout Labor.
Detroit Prco Press Mr. Sprtggs was
complaining because so much elfort wasi
iiqulrcel III succeeding, even to poorly as
"Well," exclaimed Mrs, Sptlggs, "did jou
ever gel anjthintf without working huid
'Yes, I hnve," he said, discontentedly.
"Oh, I guess not, ' Insisted Jits. S.
"Hut I know 1 have."
' What was It, I'd like to know,"
"A bad cold, ray dear," and Mr. Springs
took heart again and smiled.
uj,iu(nei ojiiiewing looaccowao
the price ctarged for lie ordinanj
trade tobaccos, will find this
brand superior to all others
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
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