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Rwref Corn Kinlili-r.
It properly cared for, tho fodder
from sweet com ia as much better for
"took a is tlio grata for eating as
oomparod with ordinary field corn.
Yet as the orop is never all ready to
gather at once, it is the general prac
tice to leave the stripped stalks stand
ing nntil they dry, whioh will bo very
quickly after the breaking off of the eiir
ail m its air to the stalk. The small nub
bins, which are generally the third
cars on stalk, are worth more to ro
with the stalks for cow feed thau they
are to sell or to cook.
Vtlllie Your SUream.
There are few farmers who do not
possess running water, a spring or n
pond upon their lands waters which
could be made to produce not only n
luxury for tbe family but would turn
out big iuterest on the investment, it
allowed to. An unfailing spring, so
often used as an appendage to the
dairy, could bo made to "double up"
by using it for a small trout preserve,
which would supply the choicest of
fish, not only for the farmer's private
table, but iu the open market duriug
the proper season.
r'Kt" From Harms' Fowl.
As a fowl inherits the character cud
weaknesses of its progenitors, it must
be accepted that the egg enclosing the
ombryo, contains these within itself.
An egg laid by a weakly hen wilt be
weakly, if such a term can be npplied
to it. 'f ho germ will bo feeble and
probably the yolk and white will be
deficient in some special qualities. Iu
sending eggs by rail much v. ill depend
upon the hardihood cf the producing
stock. If from curse, hardy birds
the germs will stand a great amount
of knocking about before they will be
Affected thereby. But if they are
from closely bred birds they will be
epiily affected and soon mined. The
more inbreeding is resorted to the
weaker will be tho germ. Agricul
For Dressing FowU.
The'tilting table here shown is just
big enough to hold a fowl firmly be
tween the side boards, with its head
or neck down through the opening,
80 that no blood will get upon the
TIIE SLOriNrt TADLH.
table or the feathers. The latter can
thus be kept clean and sold. Even
nt a low price, ..the feather from
large flocks innke not a little addition
to the protlt side of the accouut. This
method permits the feathers being
waved without any soi'iug whatever,
consequently the highest price is ob
tained. Now England Homestead.
Skim Milk For Kowl.
Vhile there is no question as to
tho value of skim milk for poultry
aud especially for growing chicks iu
the spring and Hummer ana for laying
fowls, during winter, there is a limit
to whioh it. can be advantageously
fed. By very oareful test it bus been
found that skim milk fed to laying
fowls during the winter, when thu
general food was abuudunt aud varied,
induced egg production aud kept the
fowls in good condition without mak
ing them fat. Barely enough of it is
had to go around at that season, but
iu summer when there is a larger
quantity the fowls are inclined to
gorge themselves aud not do the
proper amount of "hustliug' on the
range. Tney soon grew too fat and
the skim milk had to be shut oft". It
13 never wise, winter or Hammer, to
permit laying fowls to get the idea
that they need not work for any
portion of their living. Once they
got that idea there is trouble, and the
only way to break up their laziness
and get them hack to producing eggs
is to starve them until they are ready
and willing to scratch for n part
of their daily food. Breeder and
AVIiv the Nllo lil 1'opulH .
As n. mutter of economy ia the stor
age of fodders tho silo bn several ad
vantages. More fo lder can be stored
iu a given space tha i by any other
method uow iu use, says i'rofessor C.
8. Phelps, of tho Couuecticut Experi
ment Station. The grain, stalks and
leaves are generally all packed in the
nilo together, unci thus are fed to
gether, saviug a considerable expense
for husking and grinding tho grain.
More cattle can be kept on a giveu
area of laud when silage is mainly de
pended upon than iu the old system
of using dried fodders. The farmer
can also bo lurgely independent of
weather conditions in harvesting his
fodders. Crops of clover, for example,
can often be stored iu the silo with
good results, when field curing would
be practically impossible. It also sup
plies the herd with an nbuudauoe of
succulent feed at that season of the
year when it could not be as econom
ically provided by any other moaus.
According to the testimony of scores
ot the best of the dairy farmers, the
silo is nest to a necessity in modern
dairying. It has come to stay and its
real merits are being better understood
and appreciated year by year. No
farmer who has given the silo a thor
ough and systematic trial is prepared
to reject it and go back to the old sys
tem. The use of the silo is on the in
crease aud its merits will continue to
be discussed uutil nil dairy farmers
have been made acquainted with its
A Watering Device, '
The cut shows a device for watering
Block iu the stulls. A V-shapod trough
extends alon? before tho whole row of
stulls, forming, with its cover, tho
front of the crib. This trough can be
flushed out, the lower end thou stopped
and thu trough tilled. Tho covers cnu
be arranged so that the cattle cau lift
them wheu desiring to drink, then
fulling back into place of their own
ituht, A vuy littlu itlopa to the
trong'i will enrry the water from ono
end to the other. Until one has tried
the experiment of keeping water con
stantly beforo his cows, thus giving
them the chance to drink whenever
thirsty just as is the case when tho
animals nre at pasture ho will not
realize how much better his stock will
thrive and produce flesh or milk than
is the caso when the stock is watered
but ouco, or, at most, twice a day. In
the latter rase, if nu animal does not
I'LAX ron WATKHINII STOCK IS STALLS),
happen to be thirsty at watering lime,
it must go until the next journey to
the trough is made perhaps t.veuty
fours distant. New York 'L'ribuue.
TkiIi For fanners' I.bt Rtmani.
1. A farmer wh.i does not love bii
busiuess is no, likely to succeed.
Work w it h no ueart in it is not apt to
bo well d"ae, for "when the heart
strays tie work flags."
'J. 'fogs and hominy are all right in
their way. But the farmer who pro
vides these only or mainly for his
table supplies is not living up to his
!). Bun your farm to make a living
from it, aud you are almost sure to
get a good one and mnke some money
besides. If you furm to make money
alone it is doubtful if you get either.
i. Avoid debt as you would the pes
tilence. If unavoidable mee' it brave
ly aud conquer it.
5. A farmer's first aim should be to
make for himself and family a com
fortable support. Then, like the
Dutchman in the story, let him try to
make money honestly, if he can to
meet the needs of the rainy day, so
sure to come some time.
6. If vou want to keen vour bov on
the farm iuterest him in the work by I
giving him an iuterest in the results
of his labor. To add to his interest
provide him with suitable books, mng
aziues aud papers, and dou't begrudge
him a well-earned holiday now and
then. These investments will pay al
most daily dividends.
7. The most protitablo acre on the
farm is that devoted to a well-tended
vegetable aud fruit garden.
8. Credit has killed more farmers
thau it has helped. Like tomper, it
is an excellent thiug to have, but be
careful and not lose it.
9. Concentrate your working capi
tal, labor aud fertilizers on one-halt
the acres you are now tending aud see
if farming .docs not pay bettor divi
dends aud cost less trouble.
Tho forehanded farmer is gen
erally the full-banded farmer. He who
keeps well ahead of his work is master
of the situation and sun take advautage
of every circumstance.
11. The true policy of the South is
not to raiso less cotton, but to inako
it at less cost, on 'a smaller acreage,
more highly worked and fertilized,
and that, too, as a surplus crop. M.
E. Boyton, in Home and Farm.
Canker In Apple Wooil,
A comparatively new disease has
within a few years appeared iu applo
trees. It is a cauker, a fungus
growth, which causes at first au en
largement of the branoh by apparently
raising the bark, its second stage is
to eat away the substance of the inner
bark, causing a hollow. Then the dis
ease progresses, often extending to
the middle of tho branch, causing it
to blacken and die. After a few years
it extends over the entire tree aud
kills it. The disease is at first often
mistaken for what is called suuscald,
nud the twenty-ounce and Spitzeuburg
varieties, that are most apt to sun
scald, have generally proven most vul
nerable to it. Beth these varieties
are delicieut in vigor, aud it is one
peculiarity of the disease that it pre
ferably attacks old trees that have
roughened bark, which hold the spores
of the fungus nulil they can work
their way down to the inside bark. It
will not attack young, vigorous trees.
It is quite likely that the present prev
alence of the canker is due to the
great apple crop of 189C, which so
greatly weakened vitality in many
orchards that they will never fully re
cover. Though it is called applo canker,
other trees, iuoludiug the peav and
quiuce, are subject to it. The brown
rot which somewhat attacks apples
and pears will spread the disease if
some of the rot is pluced in contact
with a cut surface on a healthy tree.
This brow1, rot of apples aud peats
was, we believe, known mauy years
ago. But it was before so much was
kuowu about bacteria, aud little atten
tion was given to the rot, as beyond
destroying a few specimens it had no
power to injure the tree. Now tither
the disease has grown more virulent
or trees are more susceptible to it
than they once were.
Wherever thi disease is suspected
all orchards should bo nprayed with
Bordeaux mixture. This will kill the
spores that are cu tho limbs, and it
should be done if possible before the
tree is iu lear. When the canker be
gins to eat into the tree it poisons the
sap, ui)d the fungus is carried all
through the limb. The effect of spray
ing with Bordeaux mixture, is always
to produce a smooth bar;; nud a
healthy gropn color. If farmers will
uot spray to save their fruit they may
at least be obliged to do so to save
their trees from threatened destruc
tion by this now fuugus disease.
One Way lo Take Pliutoa-raphi.
A Houltou (Me.) man recently took
a very good photograph with a simple
I pasteboard box aud a dry plate. An
aperture was cut in the box, over
I whioh was pasted n piece of black
, paper, in which a small bole was made
i with the point of a pin. Tho box was
I then taken to a', dark room aud the
plate securely tautened inside.
Of the thirty-nine street railways in
aud around 1'aris ouly ten use steam
motors in one form or another for
tH MY LADY'S GAKDEN.
N ATURAL ARRANGEMENT AND PLANT'
INC FOR PERMANENT EFFECT.
Hint Tlmt Will lis Dumi the Tear
Jtnund From ftnnwdrop to Antutnn
lrien- Culture iiml Value of the I.lly
anil Hie Iris Hard jr I'lnnta anil Ulirub.
vators of flowers
are beginning to
realize tho folly
plants and an
nuals for the or
their grounds a
confines its effects to three ot four
months at the most, leaves the garden
almost entirely denuded at the end of
the season and necessitates beginning
all over again each year. Whether
on a large or small scale, tho system,
in the case of those who own or lease
their homes, is as short-sighted as it
fs improvident, aud to tho genuine
(lower-lover unsatisfactory. What
should be Aimed nt in any garden,
is not one effect, however dazzling,
but a succession of effects appropriate
to and expresHive of the passing
mouths. The most skillful arrange
ments of bedding ont plant weary
the eye aud starve the heart. A
chord of music, no matter how rich
the tones, how perfect the intervals,
of which it is composed, if incessantly
reiterated becomes first tiresome,
then maddening. What we want in
our gardens is not oue chord, nor
even one pretty tune, but a symphony,
beginning with the delicate tremolo
jf snow drops and crocus, and ending
in the grand finale of tho chrysanthe
mum, The "bcddiDg-out plants"
peuk the idle chatter of afternoon
tens, the hardy plants the language of
poets and philosophers.
T.AXDSCA PIC OABOENINO.
The landscape gardener has never
lost sight of those truths, but where
ever given full scope has availed him
self of the possibilities contained iu
many hardy plants almost forgotten,
or iudiffereutly regarded by the
present generation. Believe me, our
great-grandparents knew precisely
uro nbout; their gunleus
had a dignity and grace, a signincauoe,
which our modern oues lack, but
which they need no longer lack. First
must come the conviction of our mis
take, then careful study of means and
ends. The first cost may be a little
startling, the desired result uot as im
mediately apparent as under the old
system, but n garden once stocked
with good, hardy, well-choseu plants
will be tho source of iuexhaustible
pleasure and artistic development.
In the end the saving in expenso aud
labor will bo apparent to any one.
Not that hardy plants need no care,
for some of them require considera
ble, but never that continual fussing
over nud pottering about that mere
summer flowers domand.
CITY HACK TAKDH.
Once again the writer urges tho
beautifying of city back yards. The
American abroad 11c ds nothing more
surprising thau the glimpses of beauty
gained from windows overlooking
court yards nnd rear enolosures iu
foroigu cities. A little splashing foup
tain encircled with handsome plants,
rockeries aud grottoes wreathed in
vinos and ferns, bits of velvot sand
not larger thau a dinner napkin, neat
gravel walks, grapes and apricots
trained against the dividing walls,
which ore never of uusighlly planks
as with us, but of good, solid masonry.
Truly we cau learu many a lesson of
thrift nnd beauty from the "effete cit
izens" of Europeau countries. Lot
us then rise as oue man nnd banish
nsh barrel aud garbage pail from our
back yards, aud make them little oasis
of verdure if not of bloom. Few aro
the spots where nothing will grow,
thanks to bountiful nature's ndaptive
uess. Study your ground. Noto where
the sunshine falls earliest aud remains
longest; noto if there is any spot where
water settles and remains after rains
or melting snows. TUis last spot
should be given an outlet by draining
it into au alley. Or it may be deeply
dug, Bay three feet, and a layer of
stones, cinders or bricks placed at the
bottom before anything is planted
upon it. No plants' cau long survive
water settling and froezing about the
THE PRACTICAL DETAILS.
Lay out your beds geuerously.grudg
ingly allowiug for domestic purposes.
Examine the scil and supply what it
I lacks. If you do not trust your own
judgment in this, get some one who
knows to advise you. Devote nt least
as much thought to all these preparu
tious as you would to the planning of
n new gowu or luncheon party, and to
the seleotion of what shall be planted
n thousand times more. (All beds aud
borders are the better for beiug raised
somewhat in the middle.) Inform
yourself of the nature of the plants
you desire to cultivate. If possible,
visit all the fine gardens and lawns
within reach. No matter how inferior
your own resources, some valuable
hints are sure to be obtained, and pro
fessional gardeners aud florists are
generally willing to talk to people who
appreciate their work. Study works
on floriculture, make diagrams of bods
and arrangements, plant imaginary
gardens and, finally, decide on what
Keeuis most likely to succeed well un
der the existiug conditions. Allow i
margin for the evanescent summer
flowers, annuals, etc., which help out
wonderfully, especially in' the first
season or two, 'and be sure to plan for
a succession of bloom. Such a gardeu
once started is as satisfying as a good,
solid bank account.
NATURE AND AHT.
Study for uaturul and picturesque
effects. Mass your plants a clump
of peouies here, another of lilies there,
a group of spirea in one place, of rud-
beckia iu another, of scarlet phlox or
ornamental grass elsewhere. Around
the roots of hardy shrubs plant uarois
Jus; in grassy corners, which the lawn
mower must uot invade, plant our na
tive lilies, the scarlet "Turk's cup" or
a great clamp of tiger lilies. Iu the
borders, too, plant iu clumps tall
growing plants clown the middle;
lower ones along the edges uot in
stiff rows, but as if dropped accident
ally by spring iiher joyous flight.
This is true gardening, that rests nnd
vutrubhes eje and soul. .
4 ' t
Perhaps it would not bo amiss I.:
suggest how those successive effect!
may be obtained. Suppose prepara
tions to hove been made in tho fall, a!
they should be, nnd confining our
selves to hardy, permanent bulbs nai
plants exclusively, here, in brief, ii
about what the amateur gardener inaj
have almost without effort after tlu
first planting: March and Apli',
crocuses, snow-drops, hardy violetf.
paiiHies, anemones, daffodils, lilies ol
the valley, flowariug almonds, tulips
May nnd June, many of the above men
tioned.rosos of all sorts, irises of vnri
ous sorts nnd colors, Juno lilies (,.
Cendidum), Columbines, foxglove?,
pinks, spireas, dentzias, peonies, on
ental poppies in short, June is the
most prodigal of nil the months. The
list could be indefinitely extended.
July nnd August are the off mon'hs
for many flowering plants. The hybrid
roses are resting; the early blooming
bulbs have vanished from sight en
tirely. But see what we now have
ifollyhooks, magnificent in their right
place; Japanese irises, the golden
banded lilies (L. dnratum), all other
varieties of lilies belonging to thu
speciosum or Lancefolimn family, aud
many others; tho dclphinuni or ujant
larkspur; the phloxes, pure whito
(rose) and scarlet, the achillea, a purn
white flower resembling the fever-few;
the August lily, or Fuukia; tho hydrai:
gesa, the rudbeckia, or summer chrys
anthemum a great acquisition to any
collection. Most of these last well
Then caino the late-blooming anem
ones, a class of hardy plants almos
unknown to the amateur, but one )
known never dispensed with, aud
lastly the chrysanthemum, queen o'
autumn, and third iu rank in the floral
kingdom, the rose being the first, thj
lily second, and how inuy more be
sides these, omitted for lack of space,
or through oversight. Add to thesj
the ever-blooming roses, and see how
eminontly easy it is to have a truly
beautiful permanent guidon, that will
be a delight to the artist, and a col
tinual feast to the possessor.
Add to these, if ouo wishes, somo o.
the finer annuals, and foliage plants,
and, as a matter of course, vines, flow
ering aud non-flowering, wherever
vines cau find support. Such a gar
den will be the home of bird, bee uu I
butterfly, who will give it its fi nr. I
touch of grace and beauty, and when
she or he who has planted it pnssei
on to the undiscovered couutry it will
remain a precious legacy to tho living,
O ime cocks iu Porto Eico bring ai
high as $100 each.
The chance of two finger-prints be
ing alike is not one in sixty-four bil
Milk weed coudomued as poisou
in this country is a staple articlo of
food iu Tyrof.
The capital of Hcrzegovnia has a
man named Ojugja, who is 100 year j
old, nnd boasts of UK! leseendunts.
Seal flesh, thongh perfectly black,
is matchless for flavor, tenderness, di
gestibility nnd for heat giving power.
It is believed to be bad luck to cut
the finger nails on Friday, and mani
curists say their busiuess is lightcBb
on that day.
Among birds tho swan livos to bo
the oldest, iu extreme cases renchiug
500 years; the falcon has been kuowa
to live over 102 years.
A clock is being constructed for
Liverpool Street Stutiou, in Loudon.
The interior of itj case could allow
five persons to dino comfortably.
The stairway leading to tho tower
of the Philadelphia City Hull coutaiu i
51)8 steps, aud is said to be the tallobt
continuous stairway iu the world.
Every inhabitant of the Austrian
village of Storbeck is a chess player.
The children are taught to play choss
just ai they are taught to read an. I
The longest tunnel in the world is
that of St. Gothard, on tho lino of tho
railroud between Lucorne aud Milan,
Italy. Its length is uiuo and ouo
half miles. '
There were in 1700 over three-
fourths of n million people living
south of Philadelphia, and Charleston
and Baltimore were the only cities of
auy importance south of Philadelphia
Paul Brown, who died at his homo
near Sedalia, Mo., tho other day, at
the ago of 108, was called the Miss
ouri SauiHou. Wheu ho was ninety
eight years old ho carriod logs six
teen feet loug from n clearing to his
farm house, where ho split them into
fenoe rails. On his oue hundred and
eighth birthday he jumped over tho
buck of o kitchen chair to show bin
Expert Xililluit hwui'ilHlltnn.
Some of the most wonderful sworn.
men in the world rua found iu the
orient, nnd notably among these nro
the wiry little (lurkasof India. Tho
sword they use is quite nuliko any
thing to bo seeu elsewhere. Tho
"kukri" for that in tho name they
give it is short, heavy and much
bent, with tho cutting edge on tho
inner side of the curve, like a Hickle.
Its blow is usually delivered from be
low upward, with the "drawing cut.''
These brave and clever dwarfs aro
now Htaueu allies of tho English, but
formerly would charge iu irregular
squads hard to repel by musketry,
dive under tho bayonets, rip upward
with the kukri, and then dart awuy,
leaving their victim almost split in
halves. They would also stoop under
the Iioibcs of the cavalry, rip them
open aud slash the legs of thu riders
as they fell. Even tho mediaeval
legions can hardly outdo their actual
performance. It is said that they
have been known to decapitate a but
falo with one blow of tho kukri. .
A CdiiuiiiIi-uiii Annwereil.
There is a bright ten-year-old
youngster in Bangor, Me,, whoso
aunt had a fad of keeping uu auto
graph album. Somo appreciative
Irieud wrote upon ono pngo the quota
tiou beginning 'W hat is so rare as a
day in June?" etc. The youugster
iu question was looking over the book
for a place to put his name, aud no
ticed this. The next psgo was vacuut,
aud he wrote, in the bold if eomewbat
scraggly cbirograhy of youth, tho
answer as ho saw it, "A Chinumau
with whiskers'" aud theu tinned his
HOW HIDES ARE TANNED.
Prce of r.entlier ninltliif From
Freull Hklll to the Finished Arllrli'.
Tho leather man was busy hoisting
bundles of leather up from the cellar
by menus of a pulley rope, weighing
it and loading it ou the cart -vhich
stood nt tho door ready lo carry tho
lond to the shoo n.auufacturers. He
looked up, however, at a question and
paused to wipe tho perspiration from
"Tell you about leather? Well,'
that's a long story. You sec, there
nro fifty different kinds of leather if
thero is one, aud the processes
through which the hides go between
the time they leave the stock yards
nnd the time when the shoo man gets
them are ninny nnd varied. There
are steer hides, calf skins, goat skins
nud others, which are prepared each
in one certain wcy.
"The green skins come from the
great stock yards in, Chicago nnd
Kansas City to the tannery, which it
generally built on the bank of a puro
stream aud near woodland. At the
tannery the hides nre nt ouce placed
iu great vats filled with fresh cold
water, aud left there to soak for two
or three days. The water tends to
soften them. Then the shins are put
iu a long trough and run through n
sort of slide, while heavy hammers
pound thorn to a greater softness aud
pliability. Water is played on them
in a steady stream. Wheu tho work
iu the trough is finished tho hides are
placed buck iu the vats, aud they soak
there fl littlo more; for a day or so.
Tho next move is to keep the'.u four
or five days iu the sweat pit?. The
sweat pits are dug out iu the sides of
tho hills aud tho skins nre hung up iu
rooms inside. It is dangerous for a
man to stay iu oue of those pits, ow
iug to tho funics of ammonia which
issue from tho hides after they bnvo
been confined for a little while. They
are powerful enough nt times to over
come a person, lint tlie workmen
know whut they nre about and do not
imperil their lives by remaining too
long iu tho place.
"After the turn in tue sweat pits
the hides are ready for scraping. It
takes a trained tanner to know just
how long to keep them in the sweat
pits. When the thing is duno right
the hides should bo just about at the
point of decomposition before they
nro taken out. Theu bare-armed men
stand ready with long, sharp kuives,
which they work over the skins with
both hands, removing all the hair aud
the small particles of rlesb so that
there is not a shred of it left. Each
skin is goue over thoroughly nud
tossed into still another vat filled
with a liquid in which there are small
strips of hemlock bark. The hemlock
bavk has a hardening tendency ou tho !
skins. In some cases acids are used, I
iu addition to the bark.
"Tauners have nn instrument they
call a barkomoter with which they
test the strength of tho liquid. It
would not do to have it too strong or the
skins would bo burned. So they aro
generally put first into a weak solu
tion. The bark juice, or whatever
you want to call it, permeates the
skin through every pure. 'Tho next
process is that of drying. Thou the
dry hide is rolled and a coating of fish
oit spread over it to give it tho peculiar
rIoss which you notice in leather.
The nidus nre next stored iu u loft for
two or three days aud afterward
shippod to the leather sellers iu New
York nud other cities. We have
nothing to do hero but woigh them
nnd seud them off to the Bhoemen.
That is tho way that solo leather is
prepared." New York Sun.
l'laula Tlutt Seem to Keimon.
"Do plants think?" said a St. Mary
planter. "Have they powers of rea-
sou or any way of determining what
is goiug ou around them? Tho ques
tions seem rather fantastic, I admit,
but they are prompted by some very
curious observations made at my home
only a few weoks ago.
"My daughter, who is'very fond of
flowers, bus a morning glory vine
growing in nbox on her window ledge.
While watering it recently she no
ticed a delicate toudril reaching out
toward a nail iu tho side casing. She
marked the positiou of the tendril in
pencil on llio wood, and thou shifted
the nail about an iuch lower. Next
day the littlo feeler hud deflected it
self very noticeably, aud was again
heading for the nail. The marking
nnd shiftiug were repeated four or
five times, always with tho same re
sults, and finally one night the tou
dril, which had growu considorubly,
managed to reach tho coveto ' sup
port, and wo found it coiled tightly
around it. Meauwhile another bunch
of tendrils had been mukiug for a
hook that was formerly used for n
thermometer. Just before it reached
its destination my daughter strung a
cord across tho wiudow sash diroctly
above. It was a choice, then, be
tween the old love and thu new, and
as a morning glory always seems to
prefer a cord to anything else, it
wasn't loug iu making up its mind;
Iu a very few hours the pale, crisp
little tendrils whioh, by the way,
convey a surprising suggestion ot
human fiugers had commenced tolift
toward the twine. Next day they
reached it, aud took such a firm grip
that I don't believe they posHibly
could have been disenguged without
breaking the fibre. Scientists aro uo
doubt familiar with such phenomena,
aud, if bo, I would be very glad to
learu whether they have formulated a
theory on the subject. To me it Beems
simply iuexphcable." New Orleans
. Ulaut .Undo llox.
The greatest musical instrument, or
rather inusio box, ever constructed,
will be exhibited for the first time at
the Paris exhibition iu 1!(()0. Its in
ventor and builder, Antonia Zibordi,
au Italian, devoted fifteen years of
his life to construct it. He has be
stowed upon his masterpiece the im
posing name of Autoeklektropolyphou.
The box pluys every style of concert
music in the most finished manner.
Iu it are concealed 80,000 pieces of
musioal apparatus, which required au
outlay of $12,000. Iu building this
iustiumeut ull imaginable forms of
meo'innical aud electrical appliances
wen utilized. They . testify to the
careful application . aud patience of
the constructor. The giant musio
bo:: will require two express cars to
export it to its destituatiou. After
exhibition it will be presented to tho
tjuoeu of Italy.
BIRTH OF A PERUVIAN ISLAND.
An Kartliqiinke Mails Kan Lorcnio and
The island of San Lorenzo, one of
tho largest upon the wholo western
coast of South America, which tiro
teots tho harbor of Callao, Peru, wr es
W. E. Cflrtis, iu tho Chicago llecord,
is a modern improvement. It was not
there when tho Spaniards came, but
was born October 28, 174f, w.hen tho
natives believe it rose from the bottom
of the sea as a monument to commem
orate an earthquake which took placo
on that occasion nnd destroyed the
city of Callao. Tho geologists, how
over, assert that this stary is prepos
terous because the island shows signs
of greater age, is composed of the snmo
rock ns that upon which the town is
resting, contains the same fossils, is
covered with the same soil as the ad
jacent shore and belongs to nn older
period than the middle of the Inst cen
tury. They admit thnt the enrthquake
may have separated the island from
the mainlaud, and the topographical
appearance confirms such a theory,
but thnt the great barren pile of rocks
came into existence ns Venus did they
positively deny. It is, nevertheless, a
pretty legend. ,
Ouo Lorenzo Villnlta, a humble
fisherman, was setting his nets in the
bay on the night of October 27, 174G,
when he was interrupted by a prodig
ious commotion ou the inside of the
earth. He was frightened into a swoon
nud wheu he awoke found himself on
tho top of n mountain entirely sur
ronuded by water. He could seo thu
shore line very clearly, but it looked
strange to him, nud the city of Callno
hod disappeared. With difficulty ho
made his way down to the wnter and
swam to tho mainlaud, whore he found
that the town had beeu entire destroyed
by an enrthqunke and a tidal wave,
aud that 501)0 persons had perished.
To-day at low tide the submerged walls
of the old city cau be seen through tho
clear water where the Yaukee cruiser
Newark is anchored, nnd because of
tho extraordinary experience of
Lorenzo Villnlta the island was
christened in honor of his patron
The l'e. Idler of Sau .lunn.
Quite n lot of business is done in
the Porto P.icau cities by peddlers.
The streets aro full of hucksters, caudy
sellers and ice cream vendors. Each
has his own cry nnd the walls ring with
thorn from daylight until dark nud
after dark. Here comes n mnu ped
dling chickens. He is yelling a cry
we do not understand, holding out as
he does so ouo of the threo dozen
fowls he has tied together by their
legs and slung over his shoulder.
The chickens squawk ns he carries
them along the street, aud their shrill
cries are apparently in opposition to
his statement that be will sell fiuo
chickons for seventy-live coutavos
about forty-live cents apiece of our
But soo thoso queer bundles he has
under his arm. Ho seems to be n
feather peddler as well. Tho bundles
aro wrapped with jagua palm bark,
aud out of their cuds stick what look
liko feather dusters. Now ho has
turned about and we seo tho other
ends of his bundles. Each contaius n
live turkey, nud it is poking its head
out of tho bark. The turkeys nre laid
lint with their legs doubled up under
thorn. The legs aud wings nro bound
nround with strings, nnd the whole is
wrapped up in tho thick bark of tho
jngunjialm. Iu this way he cau carry
three or four turkeys, nnd at the same
time the dozen or so chickens ho has
thrown over his shonlders. Frank G.
Carpenter, iu Washington Stnr.
Illne Jay Kill Chicken.
Clerk of Courts John Tate, who
lives in Capital Park, owns a half in
terest with his brother iu au incu
bator aud a big brood of young chicks.
During tho pnst few weeks, on goiug to
care for the chickens, they have found
numbers of them dead. Each chicken
had a hole pecked in its head uud tho
brains had been taken out. Tho
work was evidently not that of rats,
weasels or of hawks, so it was de
cided to watch, and Mr. Tate and his
sister took turns.
A couple of mornings ago, while
tho sister was watching tho chicks,
she saw a couple of blue jnys swoop
down iuto the coop. Tho chicks did
not ruu from them, evidently not re
alizing they were in danger. A blue
jay would attack a chick and peck at its
head two or three times, invariably
killing it on tho second or third
stroke, aud thou woal Vpick the brains
out aud fly away.
Siuce that lime Mr. Tate aud his
brother have been watching the coops
and gunning for blue jays, with the
result that they have bagged a num
ber, aud find that tho chicken casualty
list is ou the decrease. Des Muiues
Sleepy KiikIUIi Hallnrni'f.
An Euglish soldier hud a peculiar
experience not long ago. Ho was
anxious to make the journey from Ply
mouth to Coalbrookdale, near Well
ington (Salop), and reached Binning
liAin nil right. Hera he appears to
have got iuto the wrong train, for he
fouud himself at Crowe in the early
hours of the following morning.
The officials thei e sent him to Naut
wich, where he got the train for Well
ington, but, falling asleep, was carriod
Again he was put in the right train,
but he once more foil asleep to be
nwitkeued at Nnutwich.
He was put right again, but this
tiuio turned up on Sunday morning
Remaining there for that day, he
lesumed his journey ou the following
morning, but with his usual ill-luck,
for ho lauded at Bradforda (1'orks).
He was sent from there to Stafford,
nnd succeeded iu reaching Coalbrook
dale on Tuesday morning, This little
trip had 'occupied him three days iu
hteud of oue usually taken. Stray
'Naineleii and Uutelei Tombstone.
Speaking of tombstone literature,
we have some in our owu cemetery
which read a littlo queer. On oue ol
the atones which marks a grave uot so
very old is the following;
July , lHt-,
Knptmnlinr , 17 ,
Slav Ho limit Iu l'BHCo,
From Ills W.fe.
Frankfort (Ky. Roundabout.
TUE .SABBATH St
INTERNATIONA. LESSON Cc'"'
FOR OCTOBER I. K "
Suhjprt: .Toy In flail's Ilonur, r,1 '?'
(Inlilen Ten: I'm. cxxll,, V 'J!
Verii 0-0 L'oimneiilitry imi Jrlnre
1. "I was Rls.l." ThoiiRli .,-;
David B. C. 1045, this l'naim up, j ,
among those colluded by Kztn .
inluli lifter the imptlvllv of .Tiiiliii, Witbo
by tlm pHopletliMit, Jl. V. 5M, VJ'j
win calculated to stir lint ln,Bl! "P 11
pnopli) to cherish Jerusalem n, ' r "on.
City, wlirru tied would innniri'; f""11?
once to them, the urk Uelnif pH f lc,
then aure.y It wan milled to tli.!:"'f '
I'nptlvfs who bud liueu ncpiirnte ,1""
city for seventy yours. irwnenV'
to bo the rsalm of Ilia Jmvs u
tiesrlug the edlot of Cyrus Krin,,
rnttiru to Jerusalem, It will allow .
fully they returned to tho cuitoii i
religion. Iu former years Hioi .
hurt been Klmldmiurt when llin '" ',
lnenibered the solemn feusls, imiJJ,.ie
from nil purls to iissDmtilo ut m
Worship Jehovah, (So now thi'ri' ineui
KlvltiK ou the part of the cuptlyHi nl J
for ditllverunoe, uud rejuleitiKiun
selves when thuy heard their ht-I
solve to accept thu olTer of Uyrn. vares
Thouirll tho temple wim destr. fonnil
business was to rubulld It. JemSt
to tlifin the mount of (lod, u i,,i nl
to His worship. Fully rtullv.-F,.'! '.'!
Idolatry, the purposw of every fi),, i
captive was to worship (lod ii'."fihti
thu law iflvnn ttiem by Mose. 1
'J. "O.ir feet shall stand." t t.I,r"
tliini this was a ri'jilelnj becnu.
of Clod was to have a ilxed t1J
days of wandering In thu wilder !E I
punt, anil l he pontile wore aettl-1 fUr ,
imai.; therefore they could lui
habitation for llio nrl; uud 1 1 1 . faliacc
(lod. Ho nfter tlmcaptlvlty tlw.fr t-v
with joy to the time whuu they ., j J 0 j
wifely settled III their o wn land lwon(
the protection of (tort. In this t-, v( ,
wns a representation from nil tl jovXIi
trlhi's. Jerusalem, from Dnvhl V. j.,,
considered us lliocenterof the uv
government of Israel, u the bonlrrt Ci
umong t.'io tribes; uud while tli:iir.
muliiod compuet nnd united us t
mon bond thuy were safe nud ,i 'rnH"'
Tho union nisi) of the priesthoo I i "t"J.'
family, with thu kingdom in that . Ki i
was very ndvuntnuoous to their ('
Interesls, civil uud religious, wli ca oi
wns udmlulstered iteeording to t
G.Hl, nnd legul authority prot'!
supported the worship of (in:
tempif. Tills typllled the wwhf it
priesthood und kingdom In thu "
thu Kedeoiner. Uuvid's sons TJ'
rulers goon nfter the remov.il of u"
Ion (4A Hiini. SilS), so that the t!
Ids family, us well us his owu tin hum
then established ut Jeiusuleir. r
.'). "A city that Is compact. " r
sems to buvo couueeti'd old SirOi i
Jebus und the stronghold of ZioriVu p
nnd walled tlieni; uud tin ami i t
filled up or built u enusowny n i ,
vnlloy whlc j separated Morlah fnnrj
of Zlon. The parts Aeru (old Xni
Drzethn (too now city) were iiKji"
connected with Zlon'und Jlorlnh,.;
limsoury, ns bridges und causv::V
filling up. l!y these works the V"
Jerusalem, consisting of eveni;K"7
settlements, wasbulldud together jV"
eanio ouo compact city; und iu t!:
there seem to have been both. ,i i All
und covered streets even tb Tett'
urelied, compactly built, closely worn
und some of them with Mich soil I"
they still remain. It was n tv e2r.
(iospel ehureli, which is compact CiTJ
in holy love aud Chrlstiuii comnit;i,
thnt It Is ull ns.one city. Tliegre;i:l J Ii
ol u city Is not that It Is largo, sir.
niugnilleeut, but thnt it fathers, i
und builds up God's church wltlui I
4. "Whither the tribes ca un. I
they nre represented nl the fousi? Tak
of thu three niinual feusts wnstcso
memory of God's cure over them ' -time
of their exodus from Ugv ;-i
i neir geltloinont in i anuau. 'J Ii-.
types ol Christian experience. K i
wus expected to attend nt leiisi"
I h.tL-n r...,u ..Ai t
D. "There nre set thrones of ju f
Ia this figure thu fact is Indkni";
Jurusulem was tho centre of govj ism
und of worship for the wholo humM'S f
tlin thrones of the house of Dn
there they bud justice. What
sight to seo thu testimony of Isrue.l
of the covenant) and the thrones flev
nient such neur neighbors, wliid C
greutly befriend one another! Ln.
testimony of lsruel direct the tl jT
judgment, uud the thrones of j (peri
protest the testimony of Israel. bf '
0. "Pray for tho peace of Jerusn Ijiln;
is our duty to pray for tho pro ; .
the nntion nnd of tho church p'8
" t'hoy sliall prosper thnt lovl al
Happy shall thev be who iu their 1 no
thu religion and Justice which L j
luiulstorod iu thee, O beloved oion
trlbuto their endeavors ns well in )
prayers for thy safety and prosperi j Ji
poueo nnd welfare of the Gospid c
lo bo eurnostly desired and pr ivo i 0
every oue ot us. Whut the'ln t)
church was the Chrlstiun church Int
now is, and dumuuduth iu like ina l A
prayers' of nil Christian people
pence nnd welfare In a troubles. n
contentious world. site
7. "P(;uce be wltlila our walls.'
unions all tby ol1,ctr-i, soiillora anil
nuts, lortbey constitute the t-tronh'itf
safety of tho kingdom. "I'rosperli U 1
thy pulnees." In the king's house, f
ily, Ills miuisturH. If thero be di.-,e '
tuero rum will snoikJollow. 'f
n. "tor my bretbrou nnd com;
tnkas." Our concern lorthopublh
Is right whou It Is tlio effect of it
love lo God's Institutions and Hit I
worshipers. It might bo snld, N jlec
to David to be so solicitous for tli' Lir
of Jcrusulem; it was his own oity, t
Interests of his family were lodg'l11
Yet Duvld professes tbnt was uot It-
son why ho wus in such cure fori
wns from bis warm regard to t
inuiilon of saints nud to tho ordli
God. We nro not ouly subjects of ir
I'ltlzous of the sume city, bu: we j
ouo God and l ather. pttj
41. "I will seek thy godd." Hecii' v
urt tho se.it of reliniou, tho plie' "
i u r moroifiil God bus conrtoM'i rs.'
dwell. If religion fall, the kiuglASS
full; prosperity will be ut an end, .. .
nation will be divided, ilistnu'
strayed. Trim religion Iuuooiiui
couso!ution of the good who dwr . t
uud tbe bridle that holds tbe javi '
wicked. Iu this l'salni Duvld n"
ho faithful us a king. Whutev ij
might be of wars with other uutl"
resolved to do bis utmost tomulutCW
within his owu uouulry. Whutevjpfl
might be of rdolutrous worship I i
him, ho would exult tho worship . P j
Israel, Though other nations wer fet!
ugalnst themselves, he wuiild use n .i
ollorls lo maintain u peneidul con.
i.t " 'r
iwt"su ultusell nnd bis subjeuls.
An Actor Klevaled.
Patrons of the Alexandra tli.!"
Fntu'rday night lust witnessed f
on And exciting incident thu r
the veteran Irish comedian,
Hlggs. The actor was )m(
through a doorway in a dropfj
when the scene shifters sudden P .;
ed the "et" Into the air, carr
massive comedian with It. Tl
ence beheld Grattan Rlggs soar
the theatrical empyreaa astride
across the bottom of the e
Grattun Rlggs is neither as yo
pa epry as he once was, bu
much heavier, and the posslblli
fall of twenty feet or so inveeil
...i.i. i v. ,n,U.r ef ilta ii?
Willi lliw iciiui.ii v. w.v ,'
British bulldog, and no partlcul
age was done after all. Me
Ilata and Head.
From the Klizabeth Journal:
bats and Funston hats are alrtt
the murket in great numbers
Iewey heads aud Funston head
scarce as ever.