VOLUME VII. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 189
LET US BE QUIET.
Let us be quiet! What is there to gata
By fret and worry in this fleeting lifoe?
Alas, for all the self-inflicted pain!
Alas for all the self-invited strife!
Let us be quiet: Winds and waters wnere
In vain the fiercest conflict ever known:
They cannot reach a star. howe'er they rage,
Nor touch the base of God's eternal throne.
Let us be quiet when our foes conspire
To do us evil or to thwart our good;
When friends charge ill to all our right desire
And bct of motives are misunderstood.
Let us be quiet when the ghosts arise
Those phantom creatures of night's fevered
They fly when morning's sun Illumes the skies.
And we behold the world in light again.
Let us be quiet! Passing years shall prove
Purpose divine upon our welfare bent;
True wisdom, hand in hand with deepest love,
Works out for us the will omnipotent.
-R. M. Offord, in N. Y. Observer.
LUCK OF THE ATKINSES.
BY MARGARET B. YEATES.
Nobody ever was poorer than the At
kinses, or, in common parlance, any
more "shiftless." The family consisted
of the old man, Bill by name, a half
blind, decrepit creature, who yet pos
sessed a share of quaint humor; his
wife, Lou-i-sy, a lazy, ragged old
woman, who had grown fat on nothing
and who managed to keep her snuff
box full even when the coffee-pot was
empty, and five or six lank, sallow
boys and girls in various stages of age
and dirtiness. They occupied a small
log house on the outskirts of a town in
the mountains of Arkansas, and their
dwelling was remarkable only for its
simplicity. It consisted of a single
room which the entire family occupied
without regard to age or sex; the fire
place furnished at once heat, light and
the means of cooking their scanty
food. Three wretched beds, a broken
chair or two, a box which served
as a table, a frying-pan, spider
and coffee pot, with a few broken dish
es, composed the entire wealth of the
Atkins family, for their house was the
property of a well-to-do citizen who
let them live there for very pity. It
was quite prosperous, this inland Ar
kansas town, though fifty rough and
rocky miles from the nearest railroad;
it was considered by the country folk
around a dashing, stylish place. The
ladies there never went barefooted,
even in the hottest weather, and sun
bonnets were long since out of date.l
The men, too, wore store clothes, and
some of them wore their coats to meet
ing during the summer; but this inno
vation was by no means popular. It
was a gossipy little community, as an
isolated place must be, and its church
and political factions managed to keep
things from stagnating. But the whole
town was united upon one thing-in
heartily condemning the Atkinaes.
Even the Methodists and the Campbell
ites agreed on that, and they did not
often agree upon anything, for, the
Cempbellites had affirmed that they t
e could sing louder and faster than the '
Methodists, and the boast had caused
considerable ill feeling. t
The town had to support the Atkins- e
es, so surely it had the right to disap- t
prove of them, but the disapproval was
rather out of proportion to the aid they
furnished, and. had the position been
reversed, the Atkinses would have had t
more to eat. One lady in the town had v
declared that she would never help c
"them Atkinses" again She related ton o
circle of sympathiaing friends that she
had offered 'Mis' Atkins two bits a d
week an' all she could eat' if she a
would do her washing and cooking, but a
the ofer had been refused. Mrs. At
kin smid she had to stay at home and
take care of her "man," as he was
"mighty nigh blind," and the old man
had jocosely remarked that he "lowed t'
Lou4-iy'd been dotin' nothin' so long tc
she'd hate to quit."
Mr. Johnson was proprietor of the in
only grocery store in the town. He a
had come from New England years be- e'
fore, and had opened this store when m
lemons and oranges were practically cl
unknown and white sugar well-ngh d
as hard toobtala. By dlat of keeping
these and similar luxuries and selling
them at amtonishingly high rates, and
by introduchnginto the weateru market
many high-priced novelties, suchab as
sardines, coanned hruits, oatmeal, A C
rkers, and other artiles calculated
to please the eye and palate q the i
village dstomer, he had nmaaged to
amss quite a tidy little s·a. On this
gentlemrsa the burden of contributing i
to the support qf the Atkinss ifell r
with especal everity. Not that he
grse more thau anyone else-quite the of
contrary--bt that his well-known
stningees ede him bfeel it moUe. Itis s
doubttl if he woiuld has~given any
thing at all, bit froma his desireto th
stand well In tIhe eyes of the eomunmal- P
ty, and espeeally of the eatlemanu on -
whose land the Atkinas lived. He all
was the rieh manM of the towr set his th
alulunceand plpotance were woeder
fu in a mali way.
one eveter a groep of men had ha
gathered a Mr. Jobha's st·are, as g
was the mtsm, solemnly geosiPlg thi
about Ie evtssof the day. Th y *l
at an exteI e eye on I ble ba of
easukernasd ~tr~ tlet atoqiraLsungly ste
open. BH trg edander imeda.alght7 lEt
stooped, witl e .b ee i a. upper e*.
the as ..i
up to the speaker'sexpectatiav "Yes,
that man that was here awhtlA back
looking out for pensions is go'.' to gil
a pension fer Bill," he continued.
"You all know Bill fit in the war, an'
he's blind, you know, an' he's goin' to
git his msaney now soon. I reckon his
e back pay l be sev'rul thousand dollars.
It'll be two or three months before
he'll git it, but they say it's sure to
come." Well, well! would wonders
never cease? Bill Atkins a moneyed
maun The news must be true, for the
red whole party remembered the pension
examiner who had visited the town,
les, and two or three men testified to see
ing him go to Atkins' house.
1 he news spread like wildfire
through the little town, and created a
ve, variety of emotions. A few skeptical
souls pretended not to believe it, but
they were in a hopeless minority, and
the subject was discussed in all its
bearings. The Atkinses had suddenly,
and by no effort of their own, become
very important citizens. Mrs. Smith,
the wife of one of the ministers, told
the ladies in the sewing society
t- that she thought it a shame that none
of them ever went to see the Atkinses.
d "They've got souls to save it they air
alf pore," she added, judiciously overlook
- ing the fact that report said they were
bls no longer beggars. Mrs. Kelly, the
Id lady who had avowed her intention of
never helping them again, looked quite
f abashed, and secretly resolved to send
as Mrs. Atkins a pitcher of buttermilk
that very evening.
ge Next morning Mrs. Atkins herself
Ill set forth for a visit to Johnson's store.
in entirely unaware of the rumor that
sir was abroad. She entered the place
its rather timidly and in a very apologetic
'le tone asked for a pound of bacon, a lit
ed tle coffee and a box of snuff, adding, as
e- was her invariable rule, that she would
ad pay for the things as soon as "berries
ty gits ripe." As Mrs. Atkins had made
DU this same promise every time she had
ed entered the store, there was no reason
er why it should have particularly im
1h- pressed Mr. Johnson; yet he seemedde
he lighted, and hastily produced the things
he she wished, but in much more generous
ho quantities. "How would you like a nice
It ham?" he asked, holding up the article
Lr_ in question. Mrs. Atkins hesitated.
ad She was as honest as her limited
d; means would permit, so she shook her
1k head, saying he would get tired of
he waiting for his pay. "No, indeed," he
d, insisted; "take your own time to pay
n- for it. I don't mind waiting a bit on a
a good customer." Thus urged, Mrs.
Id Atkins took the ham, and added several
,t unaccustomned'luxuries to her list. He
would not allow her to carry the
It things, but sent them in his delivery
In wagon, and gave her at parting a po.
.h lite "call again." Mrs. Atkins went 1
home in a truly astonished state of
le mind, related her remarkable adven
in ture to the old man and the children,
Snd wound up by declaring that "Jim i
1- Johnson's been converted, and I know
A It, else he nevet would have did it."
e The Atkinses enjoyed a square meal
that morning, the first in many a t
1e weary day.
d The two churches-there were only
two in the town-seemed to vie with c
, each other in paying delicate atten- I
tions to the hitherto neglected family. c
i To be just, the two ministers and their t
y wives had endeavored to induce the a
n Atkinses to "join the church," but a
d their efforts had not been crowned I
d with success; largely, it seemed, be- s
cause Mrs. Atkins and Mandy, the t
a oldest girl, had "nothin' to wear." t
e But now the other ladies of the churchn
a developed a sudden interest in the h
e matter, and upon receiving the usual la
t reply one of them boldly asked: t
"Well, why don't you git a dress at -
S-Boothby's? He'll wait till you git the
S money." Mrs. Atkins, who wasgetting
a little accustomed to her unexpected
turn of good luck, plucked up heart t
to go to Boothby's, the largest "dry t.
goods and general merchandise" store n
in the place, and, though somewhat un
certain of her reception, managed to k
express a desire for a certain plrple
a calico toward which her heart had in- 7
clined, but which she had never h
dreamed of possessing. Mr. Boothby
was most taffable; certainly she eould t
have the goods, and anything else she
wiahed. A pink calioo for Mandy h
waswu added, and the enterprising merw
chant sumneeded in pressing upon the h
bewildered woman various articles of -
adornment entirely unsuitable to her,
i butof wleh hehad found some traouble
Thus it went on. Muandy and her
mother became regular church gers,
arrayed in their elegant new calioes, ,
and even the old man had a new suit
of "store clothes" sold him on time
and somewhat agaahtt his will by ao
accommodating merchant of the town.
In vain the Atkinses protested that
they did not know when they could a
pay for all theme laxuries; these gen
emu friends amilingly waved aside
all such scruples and protested that
they were perfeatly willing to wait
Thus the winter passed, the Atkdases
tlily growt ini favor It had been a
hard m mon, but thanks to the indul- di
gene of thir now numerous friends,
they red wiU , aad thecdest boy had a'
apoltflon thatrens led hil tearn aP
priag came, and rtwih 4t the we -
aloes aoeer eas to7the 4osm agaibs
st sI Johat L rasomeo
~' b lL~
Yes, MEN AND WOMEN.
l The traits That Each rx Admires In the
an' There is a certain something, which,
to for want of a better name, is called
womanliness, and it is that which
ar8. makes woman attractive to men. A
tore great many virtues go to make up this
lers Men like, in the first place, amiabili
ed tyin a woman. They like a pleasant
the appearance. They like the doing of
ion little things that are pleasant to them.
They like the courtesy of the fireside.
n, They like women whose lives and faces
are always full of the sunshine'of a
fire contented mind and a cheerful disposi
tion. They like ability to talk well.
d coupled with a proper appreciation of
cut the charm of timely silence. They like
but a motherliness large enough to under
stand the wants of the older as well as
s of the younger boys. They like a
ly, natural disposition to speak good
me rather than evil of any human being.
th, They like sympathy, the ear that lends
old itself willingly to the tale of sorrow or
Bty gladness. They like a knowledge of
ne how to dress well-which, by the way,
.s. does not mean conspicuously. They
air like intelligence, but they prefer that
ok- the heart should be stronger than the
ere brain. They like to find in a woman a
the companion-one who has sufficient
of knowledge of the world and its ways
it to talk well with them; who is inter
nd este4 in their lives, their plans, their
hopes; who knows how to give a cheer
ful word, or to listen quietly, and by a
elf tender look express the grief which the
re, heart is feeling. A man may some
mat times say that children are a bore and
ee a nuisance, but he will shrink from a
tie woman who declares her dislike of
lit them. A man expects the maternal in
as stinct in woman, and is disappointed if
ad he does not find it. Mea like women
ies to be affectionate; there never yet was
de a man, no matter how stern, how cold,
ad how given to repressing his own feel
On ings, who did not like a loving pres- 1
m-sure of the hand or a tender kiss from I
le- the woman nearest to him. ]
s5 Women, on their part, like manly,
us not womanish men. They like hones
ce ty of purpose united with considera- a
,le tion. They like men who believe in
d. women. They like their opinions to I
ed be thought of some value. They like
er a man who can be strong as a lion
Of when trouble comes, and yet, if the
he woman in his care is nervous and
'y tired, can button a shoe or draw of a
a glove or smooth a pillow with unob
r trusive helplessness. They like a man
xl who can even master a baby, convinc
is ing it of his power and reducing it to
be subjection and sleep when its natural
ry care-taker is unstrung and helpless.
0 They like a man who, however large
it his own concerns, is interested in their
of new dresses, and can give an opin
n- ion on symmetry, color and fit.
n, They like a man who knows
i their innocent weaknesses and ca
w ters to them; who will bring home a
" box of fruit, the latest magazine or the
a] clever puzzle sold on the street, and
a take his part in entertainingthe house- k
hold forean evening. They like a man
ly who is master of .every situation, who
th can help a woman decide what is the d
n- best thing to do under perplexing cir
V. cumstances, and who has wit enough
ir to realize, when one of their sex is b
ma slightly stubborn, that persuasion is
it more powerful than argument. They
d likes man who likes them-who doesn't
e' scorn their opinions, who believes.in
ae their good taste, who has confidence in
" their truth, and who, most of all, b
it knows that the love promised is given
to him. That's the sort of a man a woman
il likes, and her every sigh of gratifica
i: tion is a little prayer: "God bless him."
Lt -Kate Field's Washington.
B s Ultimatum. a
d "And you reject my offer?" he said I1
't to her, intensely. "You refuse to be w
y the one woman in all the world to a
e me?" sa
t. "I'm afraid so," she confessed rather ai
o kindly, for she meant well.
e "Then, I have but one thing to say to
k. you, madam," he said, reaching for his m
"I am sure you have my permission
d to say that. What is it?" w
S He drew himself up to his full B
"There are others," he replied
a hanghtily, and passed out of the game.
- -Detroit Free Press. s
•A Dog That Is N. Sleek.
"Speaking of dogs," said the hunter
at the grocery store, "my dog is no h
slouch. I was out fishing with him at Di
Sabatis pond the other day. I was two Co
fish shy of a mess and they wouldn't As
bite. aid I to the dog: 'Seotty, I'd co
give a dollar for two more pickerels. WI
The dog gave a leap, dove eight feet &k
into the pond, was gone two minutes in
od este baeck with one pickerel iln his "
month and the other hanging to his ad
fore Iog."-Lewiston Journal Ihi
A Awful hte.
ALtle Duplex (caught in the sect)--
Denan' whop me, mommy, doan' whop
mel All I teehed wu a weenty bitob ,
die raserry jam!
Mrs Coanby (sorrowfully)-An' dat's
de ja chile, wot'sa e cause ab all dis
pe-d seed-s wets goia'nua'. Chile?
che. - iLak ob habselMg . barry
:. Lbearr s sw*saera +_b. ,
ptgs -Ij·e ha· 5aqp r
thi bad us"
HENNESSY WAS ELEVATED.
the Being sa Incident Related to Support a
Ich, "Inherent in every person," said
led Frederick Upham Adams, 'is a great
ich talent for superintending. Man is
A naturally a 'boss.' The ability to be
his bossed is an acquired habit." Rlesides
being chief smoke inspector Mr. Adams
Ali. is strongly addicted to esoteric philos
ant ophy. "I recall an instance illustra
of tive of this proposition." continued Mr.
;m. Adams as he sought a match. "Up
de. Elgin way the section gang was out
ces repairing the track. There were seven
fa men in the outfit, including the see
Dsi- tion boss. It was pay day and the ex
ell. ecutive had to go to Elgin to the pay
of car and get the money for his men.
ike 'Hennessy,' he said to one of the men,
ler- 'kape an eye on the b'ys while I'm
a "Section Boss Casey had turned the
god curve and was beyond view by the time
ng. Hennessy had his pipe alight and was
ids ready to discharge the functions of
of "'Fwat are yez doin', Mick?" he
ty, asked of his friend and late his equal,
ley one Durkin.
lat " 'Cuttin' wades,' replied Durkin.
tle " 'Kapc on cuttin' them,' said Hen
mnt "'For why are yez packin' that
tys guage about, Misther McDermott?"
er- "'I'm seein' is the thrack straight.'
eir "'Tis a good thing the guage is bet
er- ter capable of measurin' than the eye
ra av yez since the day Jim Casey ger ye
he the wallop. An' be sure ye kape them
se- parallil. Fwat are yez thryin' to do
nd with the push buggy, McC(innis?' and
a the dignitary turned his superior gazc
of on the man who was taking liberties
in. with the running gear of a wheelbar
en " 'It's oilin' it I am,' returned Mc
,as Ginnis with humility.
Id, "'Drop it, man, drop it. There a
el- job for the masther mechanic. Take
es. that bar and tamp up thim ties. Fwat
)m th' 'ell does any man av the name of I
McGinnis know about machinery?"
ly, "Then," said Mr. Adams, "Hennes.
es- sey sat on the hand car and cursed his
ra- slaves for two hours, at the end of i
in which time Casey returned with the
to pay."-Chicago Times-Herald. 1
on BREAKFAST BACON.
hd Some Care Is Necessary in the Cookig to
rHave It Right.
As to cooking bacon,most people find
frying the most handy method of serv
tn ing bacon in small quantities. It will
not do, though, to thrust the pan on
to the stove and leave the bacon to cook
itself. Some care is necessary, as, like
' other things, all bacon does not behave
Ce in the same way, and a slice of lean s
or needs to be turned over on to a fatter °
n- part to keep it from getting too dry,
while another rasher cooks more quick
vs ly than the rest, so without care the
rashers will not cook evenly. In doing
a small quantities it is well to put a lit- a
ie tle bacon fat in the pan. Save it each
day when frying, pouring it in a jar to P
e keep it. This plan preserves the meat a
`n from hardening. Some of the best
1o cooked bacon I ever saw was served
le daily among other breakfast dishes. P
r- The rashers were cut with mathe- b
matical precision, and laid in a large
is baking tin, overlapping each other, so P
that each strip of lean was on the fat 1
'y of the rasher underneath. The tin U
was then placed in the oven, and left P
n till the meat was cooked. The bacon t
in never varied In appearance, the lean
being beautifully tender, and the fat C
n cooked through, but not chippy. Every s
stranger always asked how the bacon 8
was cooked, and why, It never looked d
done too little or too much.
Boiled bacon goes further than fried, ti
and a dainty little bit is the end of the a
d loin when it is rather lean. A piece a
0 weighing two and a half pounds makes fa
a nice piece for a small family, and :
should be boiled, the rind peeled off a
and the fat crumbed as a ham. This, a
when cut of a piece of good Wiltshire, V
o is a great delicacy, and to be recom
mended when a ham proves too large.
Then the gammon or fillet is a good ..
Sboiling piece to use as ham, and may
weigh from four pounds to six pounds.
1 By taking a corner piece or weighing w
the "hand" in, a much lower p lase is
Sasked, but perhaps in the long run the ai
middle cut is as cheap, as there is ab
solutely no waste at alL-London di
-r -A deflnite eriticeal edition of Dante at
o has been undertaken by the BSoeiet a
t Dantesa d'ItalIa, the first based on the c
a collection of all aoeasible manuseripts. t
t As nearly so manusacripte of the dvfrine so
I comedy a' known to exist, the labor ,
will be enormous. In its publieation,
t the iormnule Dantesco, the soeiety as- lii
aames as settled certain questipns t
a "The historiesal reality of Beatries, now a
admitted almost generally; the date of s
the Vits Naove, now determined to be. a
lag to the first years of the last de- bi
tade of the thirteenth centary; the sup- ya
position that some part of the Couvito d
was written before Dsate's exle, now go
shown to be without fuadation; she
aompositien of the De Meareiks now
Ienerally held to s Iater-thai st ed l
the other almnor woris,"
r-3-ena rraklbe'fs ralasn·uefagie~ a
Besief have bean tes .ubjs.g et I
the to his eistes, pMan. Mhe
t4tr 38, -NA,
Lh eC - -·
). HOME HtNTS AND HELPi,
rt a -Apple Fritters: Thine eggs. three
tablespoonfuls sifted sugar, one pint
aid flour, salt, milk to make a good bat
eat ter, as many apples chopped fine as
5 the batter will take. Sift nugar' over
be when fried.-Mrs. Dflle, in Home.
des Lamp Shades: Artificial lights hart
m's the eyesight more or less. but most of
os- all when they are placed on a level
ra- with the eyes. A shade of some kind
r. should always be used which not only
Up protects the eyes from the bright glare
out but makes the light fall directly on
ren the book or work.
- -Currant Jumbles: One-fourth pound
ex- of flour, one pound of white sugar,
three-fourths of a pound of butter,
en five eggs, one gilt of sour milk, one
I'm teaspoonful of soda, two eaps of cur
rants, flavor with mace and nutmeg,
ahe and if you like a glass of wine. Drop
the mixture on pans and ba'e.--Boston
of -Lemon Dumplings: Half a pound
of breaderumbs, half a pound of fine
he ly chopped suet, a quarter of a pound
al, of dried flour, the iuice and rind of one
lemon, and two eggs. Alix the in
gredients well together, divide them
n- into eight dumplings, throw into boil
ing water, and boil steadily for an
at hour.-Leeds Mercury.
-Gingersnaps: One cupful of sugar,
it., one cupful of molasses, one 'cupful of
et- lard or butter, one teaspoonful of salt,
ye one teaspoonful of ginger. Put on
ye stove, let come to a boil, remove and
,i mix with a teaspoonful of sods dis
do solved in a little hot water; mix stiff
nd and roll thin, and bake in a quick
zo oven.-Farm and Fireside.
Les -Browned Eggs: Hard boil the eggs,
ir- cut in halves, remove the yolks care
fully and pound them to a smooth
eC. paste, adding pepper, salt, butter and
a very little cream. Refill the cavities
a with this mixture and press the two
ke halves firmly together. Roll each in
at beaten egg, then in fine bread crumbs,
of place in a frying basket and fry in a
deep lard to a delicate brown.-Farm
s, and Home.
is -Stewed Carrots: Boil the carrots
of until they are half done, then scrape
he and cut into thick slices; put them in
to a stewpan with as much milk as will
hardly cover them; a very little salt
and pepper, and a small quantity of
chopped parsley; simmer them until
t they are perfectly tender, but not
broken. When nearly done adds piece
of butter rolled in flour. Serve hot.
v- Farmers' Voice.
In -Polenta with Gravy: Have ready a
ik quart or more of thick hasty pudding,
t with a spoonful of butter added, a cup
ful of good gravy and one of tomato
sauce, all very hot, and half a cupful
of grated cheese. Dish up the pudding
with alternate layers of tomato and
k' gravy and sprinklings of cheese, and
e serve immediately. This simple dish
is a savory and also a very substantial
- one.-Country Gentleman.
h -Eggs in Newport Style: Soak one
o pint of bread crumbs in one pint of
it milk, whip eight eggs very light and
mix with the soaked crumbs, beating
for five minutes. Have ready a sauce
pan in which are two tablespoonfuls of
butter melted and hot, but not scorch
e ing. Pour in the mixture, season with
0 pepper and salt and scramble with the
t point of a knife for three minutes, or
nuntil well cooked. Serve on a warm
rt platter, heaped on slices of battered
n teast.- Orange Judd Farmer.
n ---Cream Pie and Orange Dessert:
,t Cut the oranges in thin allices and
y sprinkle sugar over them; let them
n stand two or three hours; serve on or
d dinary fruit plates. The pie is made
with a bottom crust only, and that not
1, thick, but light and flaky. Take one
e coffee cup of thick, sweet cream, half
e a cup of pulverized sugar, a tablespoon
,s ful of flour, one egg; flavor with lemon
d extract; bake until you are sure the
g crust is brownand hard, so that it will
not absorb the custard.-Farmer's
THE PLAIN SEAM.
it [Is a •s aat o s e Comfnrt to
V then eme.
In these days of advanced education,
r when one must have had manual train
m ing, and have learned how to whittle
a and how to model, even in the kinder
gtrten, how to shape and desig in the
Sdrift of later teachinK, how to speak
various languages, solve severe mathe
matieal problems, play intrieate -soa
I atas, and do all that may become a
I woman wishing to be seen to be sao I
Somaplished in-the eye of the world-in a
Sthese days that make sure of all this, a
; some of the accomplishmentg whose i
valae is felt only in the domestie oirele i
are entirely neglected. It is more thanIm d
likely that not ons of the young women t
thus lIstructed eculd take prise ila a
a county fair for a patch vtiewleasly i
set in, orfor darning, so Sneasto be
an ornsmet instead of the repair of a .
blemish, as their (reshatae se to d4. t
yet ams ef.4bem can do the wet wee .
' derful eabmery in colored slrls sand d
gol sad iver threadej.'ts-im
-I tra tbaf . .
hawl 4Ot6 1
1that~ii~l sad~~Elr~b t
blrraC ~ h ~u beti
I FARM AND GARDE;N
AN HONEST STATEMENT.
bat. Two Germas Veensrtas Pueseaes
S Amerlss Cale H"atl.
over The agricultural department at
Washingto has receiveda report from
art Germany which shows there ar aesone
t of seientile gentlemen in that country
,"el who do not believe the statements
ind about disease amorng attle imported
ly from America, and have the coutage to
are say so. Messa Boyser anad Vollers
on two veterinarians of good repute ln
their profession, have issued a report
sad in which they protest against the mis
rar, representations and fears that are
Ler, scattered through the newspapers
one there that tuberculosis exists to an
:ur- ebormous extent amoang cattle in the
eg, United States, that pleuro-pneumonia
rop is still more prevalent, and that the
ton American stock raisers as forced on
this account to ship th* eattle to
and Europe at merely nomial prices.
ne. These gentlemen give statisties In an
and swer to the charge that American cat
me tie suffer from the disease named.
in- They say that in German eties
em ! 8,022 head of imported eattle have
bil- been slaughtered since 1880, all
an but 918 of which were killed in
Hamburg. Not a case of pleuro
ar, pneumonia was found In all this
i of number, and but four cases .of tuber
<, culosla Acoording to the fasts as ae
on certained by these veterinarlaut only
,ad 1-20 of one per cent. of the Amerlea4
lis. cattle slaughtered were tuberculous,
tif while 8 per cent. of the German cat
ick tle slaughtered in Hamburg were
found to be thus aflieted. The con
dition of the American cattle is de
re- Blared to be fully equal to that of the
)th stock raised on German meadow lands
ud Messrs. Boyser and Vollers say that
ies they see certain dangers in AmeYican
wo meat'for the German producers and the
in German meat trade, but they do not
be, base their conclusions upon the pre
y mise adopted by the German govern
rm met. They say the danger arises out
of the lower prices of American cattle,
uta the high standard of breeding her
pe and the perfect health of the animals
in- sent from this country to the Father
,ill land. They advise the German stoek
rait rsers to study the achievements and
of methods of the Ambericans in the aame
til line of effort and to examine and con
tot sider how the tuberculosis, whioh is.
ce constantly spreading areund ithem in
German live stock,, ms be arressed.
a A MODEL PIG-t0W. -
p. It Helps to Rede e te er f calag
to for a aerd to a mIonalfs.
'al The plan below shows how the labor
g in the care of a large herd of swlng
ad may be reduced to a minimum. Thi
ad piggery is 20x30 feet and dividt&lbto'
sh four distinct sets of eobupartmints.
al Fig. 1 is an Inside view, with a portti
of the roof removed to' show the late
ne rior of the passage which exiends
of lengthwise through the center. This
id no. 1.--mma vIMw or Posar.
pasage or hall, as will be seen bi ft.
2, is 4 feet wide and 50 feet long, eleeat
dat .ech end by a gate. Spouts oen
m lug into it communicate with the
'e feed trouglra and s gate opens into it
fe from each pen. Beneath the ftother
t lofts for the storage of gra asa oaher
Sfeed. to which *ooas AD - had by dooet
hinged e tthtower "side. In tho coy
ered portion of tls- ballway there we
m also convenient boeks for bangni 1
e small tools. The roof tstends over
11 section of 14 feet, in which are the
sleeping and nesting~uerters each 7x1
-a -eet The a ides
ae sntal boards
r. and the phlmk
a inch wide for ~I"V
a direetlj under, the t
a s old hogshead saee ta
ir the storage of
- f gate spdes fre
* oUndw a tloer t
' te n w . -. ,
mows and 7~:
H TE. PEKItN G
A£rSeet iy Prdee r 1ed 4M t d
enem at owS 3haw'....
Of the four leadg vries 0 g4u0e
Sthe Pekings are dedltedly theq a
popular in this eoaktry. They ` .t
brought here from Chipa about tw0e
Syears ago and soon displaced the
me Aylesbury and Rouen, the Eaglish '04_
y French breeds. in publie estimatmts .
ts The fourth variety, the Coyngs, has"u
d the disedvantage of coal-black plumrz
to aga. It also requires the viintlty of
lakes, ponds orr streams as it lt de
cidedly a wter duok.
)rt The Peking liaeed matutes e rier
s- than the other ,arietJps. The birds
re are said to be larger at six wseekh old
" than any -other breed, wb$iA mskes
Sthem valuable for ake t ths ~r
; They are hardy, to r. foa.i
U the table and good
be Degs They grow
on when there is no
to as tractable as the
m hence a cross with
In ferred. A Soce of
I largely mi
he when the
Ih la ly
in form an
ie she may be le-tt
of the day.
-r e rae
e-k wiles the
eg at o ea *Ie
ao th, day.
n tb f:r,
lis gberty, te a
yfoutg, un the w
When about th :e'
wheat ýmq 11
h hefeds `
h themeot.bW h p
h otw_ iatles
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