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STie Sultan's Astrologer.
The sultan of Turkey's imperial as
trologer, a Greek named Kumbaris, is
a worthy representative of the preva
lent blend of superstition and abysmal
ignorance which characterizes Abdul
Hamid's court. This worthy had on
one occasion the brilliant idea of
erecting a modern astronomical ob
servatory in Yildiz Kiosk. When the
work was finished and the instruments
in place he found he could neither
work nor understand them, and conse
quently a professional astronomer bad
to be summoned from Naples.
This, however, did not diminish the
influence of Kumbaris, who succeeded
in preventing the distribution of Mau
ter rifles among the imperial troops in
in Constantinople in 1895 at the first
news of Armenian disturbances by the for
sage reminder that the previous ver:
change in the succession took place min
immediately after a distribution of can
new guns. The sincerity of this won- min
derful piece of advice cannot be doubt- the
ed, as the self-sacrificing genius who fast
offered it to his worthy master rose are
from his sick bed to do s sepi
Protetsnt Growth In the ualt. the
The number of Protestant Christlam sugi
In India and Ceylon has in 15 years
grown from 446,780 to 753,G41-nearlj THI
t0 per cent T
New Use For Petroleum. wag
Scientific investigation has proven that Stt
petroleum is far s ,erior to coal for fuel, so
That we need not worry should the coal sup- m
ply give out. In nearlyall of Nature's prod- mar
nets we find that as soon as one material be- Cnii
oomes scarce another is discovered to take ail
its place. There is one exception, however,
and that is Hostotter's Stomach Bitters. It wa
is Nature's own remedy for dyspepsia,indi- t
gestion, constipation and malaria, fever and thr
ague. Don't fall to try it. tria
The prodigal son of the hard-working ple
ben is generally a bad egg. wal
A Noted Teacher.
Prof.Walter Wilson, of the Savannah High 'on
School, says: "I feel it my duty to testify to strT
the wonderful curative properties of Tetter- 'f
lne. It cured in a few days myson,whosefeet
were affected with stubborn skin troutle, ro
after using other remedies without any bene- she
fit." 50c.a box by mail from J. T. Shuptrine, wo!
Savannah, Ga., if your druggist don't keep it. ani
If ignorance were bliss, what a lot of peo. phi
ple would be happy. iti
Tyner's Dyspepsia Rleedy Curs Irregu- :he
lar Heart Action. At Druggists, 50 cents.
There are still districts in Italy where hol
the peasants live on chestnuts and acorns. Bo
There is more Catarrh in this section of the r
country than all other diseases put together,
and until the last few years was supposed to
beincurable. For a great many years doctors
pronounoed it a local disease and prescribed ,.
local remedies and by constantly failing to
eaure with looal treatment, pronounced it in- Ic
eurable. Sclence has proven Catarrh to be a fri
constitutional disease and therefore requires su
constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh hb
Cure, manufaotured by F. J. Cheney & Co.,
Toledo, O., is the only constitutional cure on 3r
the market. It is taken internally in doses PC
from 10 drops to a teaspoonful. It acts direct- wl
ly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. They offer one hundred dollars for s
an case it fails to cure. Send for circulars )p
testimonials. Address F. J. Csxanr & Br
40. Toledo, O.
by Druggists, 75o.
Ball's Family Pills are the best. tel
Ship rats, which are propagators of the
plague, have been thoroughly exterminated
at Marseilles by the use of liquid carbonic 2e
Best Foe the Bowels.
No matter what aila you headache to a can
eer, you will never get well until your bowels th
are put right. CasouaTrs help nature, cure ec
you without a gripe or pain, produce easy
natural movements, cost you just 10cents to
start getting your health back. CAscaETs Is.
Candy Cathartic, the genuine, put up in metal al
boxes, every tablet has C. C. C. stamped on w
t. Beware of imitations. f
The rich man traveling abroad doesn't a
have to be a linguist. Money talks in
" The average man returns a borrowed ur
brells when it's worn out and he wants an- i
FITS permanently cured. No fits or nervous
nees after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
terveBestorer.* 9 trial bottle and treatise ree
Dr. . H. KLrss, Ltd., 931 Arch St., Phils., Pa.
; Practice makes perfect, but it doesn't re
quire much practice to make a perfect fool.
B. N. Gaszs's 8oar, of Atlanta, Ga., are
the only suooestful Dropsy Specialists in the
wodd. See their liberal offer in advertle
ment in another column of this paper. $
When q fellow carries a picture in his
wateoh there is usually a woman in the case.
We refund 13c. for every package of PTr- s
IJA FADILuss Drz that fails to give satis- t
faction. Monroe Drug Co., Unionville, Mo.
New York City is the chief manufactur- b
ilg city in the United States. c
Pllo's Cure cannot be too highly spokenof h
as a ough L;re.-J. W. O'DBax, 8-2 Third t
Avenue, N., Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 8, 1900 b
That man is lacking in diplomacy who f
tMres to guess a woman's age.
"My wife bhad a deep-seated cough
for three years. I purchased two
bottle 3 of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
large size, and it cured her com
J. H. Burge, Macon, Col.
Probably you know of
cough medicines that re
lieve little coughs, all1
coughs. xcept deep ones
The medicine that has
been curing the worst of
deep coughs for sixty
years is Ayer's Cherry
T'rsesslss: J25s,U.,St. AIdblul.s.
Conult yo r doetor. if re nae take t.
Pe ado u h sys. Iot~leao
t tae It, the don'o te It. sh norws.
Leve i l with hi rewlllae tn.r.
d C. AIpS CO., Lowell. lIme.
removes from the soil
S large quan.tities of
The fertilizer ap
plied, must furnish
enough Potash, or the
land will lose its pro
Red carefullon r leebe
, M Si. New Yek
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BANDS OF FUR. lorve
Many of the season's winter gowns
for visiting and afternoon wear have L
very tiny edgings of fur in skunk,
mink and raccoon,and a good deal of The
caracal is also employed as a trim- Press
ming. The awkward fur border at bani.
the edge of the skirt is no longer ticed
fashionable, but flat bands of caracal piano,
are introduced as a heading to the early
separate flounce, or more bushy furs tious
are arranged as a border to the upper togeto
portion of the skirt, which falls over music
the flounce in such a manner as to are a
suggest a tunic. the a
THREE MILLION WOMEN WHO to fu:
There are to-day over three million Flore
wage-earning women in the United comp:
states, and the only place where wo- ished
men have not as yet entered to usurp my sl
man's position is as an officer in the beuo
United States army and navy, or as a
sailor or marine. The position of the teen,
wage-earning woman to-day demands audie
atesation. It is true that "fathers given
throw their daughters into the indus- in pl
trial world on much the same princi- noon
pie that they throw their boys into the it wa
water to teach them to swim." And pranm
through heroic struggles the girl is work
-oming to the surface and learning the St. J
The wage-earning woman and her few 1
problem has accomplished two things; sing(
she has formed a mutual b,oud between capa
women of leisure and women of labor. pran
and she has also opened the eyes of was
philanthropists to the fact that the in- retul
justrial problem of women is at the Jenn
bottom of the moral problem, with estly
:he result that the rescue homes for I solo
women are being supplanted by with
homes for" wage-earning women.- beat
Boston-Transcript. to w
I'HE BRIDAL TROUSSEAU OF A
To the all-important jluestion of
'ridal trousseau the Fiji belle of three
-lecades ago gave little thought. A
Sringe of hibiscus fiber about the loins
supplemented by garlands of bright
hued flowers about the head, neck and
asrms, fulfilled all the requirements of V
Polynesian fashion. Then came a day loo
when this primitive simplicity was A
succeeded on festal occasions by an are
sappressive weight of magnificence. der
Bride and groom alike were literally twi
swathed from head to foot. The ma- gra
terial used was the "tapa" or native N
Mloth made from the inner bark of are
the mulberry tree. As in those days and
c ertain colors and decorative designs vet
were reserved for the aristocracy, an vel
educated onlooker could by a single and
- lance determine the social status of
s the matrimonial candidates. The tapa, vet
et esides being rolled about the body in or
so many folds that the victim was of
s simply a walking bale of stuff, was al
also so arranged that a huge pannier dec
was formed of the various loops and
folds at the back. To all this was
t added a train, frequently eight or ten for
yards long, carried by attendants. To Th
these two extremes has succeeded the exc
"- 'sulu" costume of to-day.--Woman's ple
4- Home Companion. ble
SOME WOMEN INJURIOUS TO I
it FLOWERS. cia
It appears to be an indubitable fact wr
that there are persons who have about do
them some quality that is deadly to Iri
flowers. A florist satd the other day: Ru
re "Frequently a man will come to me chs
and complain: 'Look here, I paid you
$3 yesterday for a bunch of violets, ma
and you said they had Just been pluck- ha
Sed, and would live nearly a week. ed
Well, my wife wore them in her cor- lg
- sage last night, and they were dead pi
- this morning.' There is nothing for of
me to reply to the man except that
r- his wife must be one of those whose It
contact is injurious to flowers. If th
o he pooh-poohs this I am able, perhaps, tw
rd to recall the name of some lady who m
D bought violets at the same time and toi
o from the same lot as he, and I call her ar
up on the telephone and she tells us ce
Show they are still fresh, though she,
too, wore them the evening before.
"My clerks corroborate me also, and
tell of numerous cases in their experi
ence where a few hours in the hair
or on the corsage of a woman have
killed the hardiest flowers. Indeed,
experiments have been made in this
matter, and I know personally one tall,
robust and beautiful girl who will not
have about her a violet or a rose, be
cause she knows her contact means
death to it."-Philadelphia Record. lot
A WOMAN'S FLOWER PARK. fel
A Chicago woman who did what she
could to make her city more beautiful H
by taking the opportunity nearest to ta
her own hand and working persever
Ingly and falthtully at that has gain
ed a result that has put her name in i
all the papers, her picture in some of b
them. and has given to her "easily the c
first" honorable mention in one jour- am
nal's awards for gardens. At a cer
tain point where three streets meet co
in Chicago there is a triangle design
ed as "Green Bay Park." ti
In course of time the abutting Ji
streets were built up, one of them with
stores anad the other two with resi
dences; and the triangle filled up
up with rubbish and cans. In one of
the residences lived the wife of a wool
merchant. Thq misnamed park wan
to her a constant cource of annoy
ance, violating all her civic ideals.
The triangle was uhder the care of the
North Side Park System, but it re
ceived no care. This woman appealed
repeatedly to the municipality for its k
improvement, and after a long time a
she persuaded the city to remove the tl
Srefuse, sod the plot and make a few h
flower beds. Then she interested her
neighbors, secured contributions from
her husband and began a work of posi
tive adornment that now gives very c
Screditable results and has made the a
little oasis one of the best known in n
- Chicago.-Munlcipal Journal and En -
QUEEN ALEXANDRA'S YOUTHFUL
It is dircult to realize that Sunday f
was really Queen Alexandra's fifty
sbventh birthday. There are moments I
when only the hard-and-fast facts of
, history and the presence of her chil
dren and grandchildren by her side
cause ias to realize that she is not
younger by a good quarter of a cen
tury. A great many women in our
dsy have solved the secret of perpet
S ea th; the Queen i sovereign
iI tI S respect, as in every other.
It tj rd to look at her and
try to remember that she wants but
three years of sixty.
The slim, graceful figure, the beau
tiful carriage of neck and form, the
perfect features, pretty eyes, and
complexion that charmed England
when the Prince of Wales's eighteen
year-old bride came home, charmed MIX
us not less the other day when Queen
Alexandra drove through the streets
with her daughters and daughter-in- ppl
law. It is nothing less than a com
pliment to the latter to say Her Maj- the c
esty looked as young and fair as them- an o
selves; and her great beauty has al- grass
ways been supplemented by a thou- trees
sand good qualities of heart and forta
brains wherewith to win and keep the nure
love of her people.-London Ladies' groe
LAURELS WON BY ALBANI. requ
The love of music and the gift to ex- fertil
press it developed early in Mme. Al- mod
bani. At the age of three she prac
ticed for an hour every day upon the
piano, without any coercion. This ful
early setting forth and the conscien- sun
'tious treading of each step of the way, in tl
together with her rich endowment of sumi
musical talent and her high character, that
are what made it possible for the tion
great Lamperti to say of her when, at quite
the age of twenty. she left his studio will
to fulfill an engagement in opera at ingts
Florence, "I am sending the most ac- Tre
complished musician and the most fin- mad
Sished singer in style that has ever left orou
, my studio." a d
But her first debut was made long mon
before that, when, a child of only four- in tl
teen, she made her bow to an Albany culti
audience. A musical programme to be madv
3 given at the army relief bazaar was ily I
fin process of rehearsal on the -after- and
Inoon preceding its performance, when men
it was announced that the principal so- ing
i prano soloist was too ill to take her try
work for the evening. The leader of
St. Joseph's choir, who was present, I
stepping forward, said he could in a H
, few minutes bring to the hall a young reps
i singer of his choir who would be quite all
capable of carrying through the so
prano parts successfully, and as there wi
f was no other alternative departed to mgr
- return a little later with Emma La me.
Jennesse, a slight, plain girl, who mod- bro
h estly took up the music, an obligato con
r solo oe no slight difficulty, and read it mal
y without a blunder, singing with such the
- beauty of tone, taste and discretion as pro
to win the praise of all who heard her. use
-Albany Argus. wil
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[1' FASHION NOTES. sil
Feather boas are fashionable. me
Veils are worn so that they hang fot
loosely from the brim of the hat. e
as Attractive handles for umbrellas me
in are made entirely of gun metal, slen- the
-e. der, but light and strong. They are mi
ly twisted into knotted loops at the top, ly
ºa- graceful in shape and easy to carry. we
ve Velvet gowns, black and colored, thm
of are having a tremendous popularity, set
Ys and vary from the most gorgeous silk re!
ns velvets to the Liberty and domestic the
an velveteens, which look quite as pretty cri
le and wear better. rel
Narrow bands of black or white vel- a
a vet set with steel nail heads or brads, cri
n or beads. or the very effective bands ru
as of gold wire sqt with turquoise or cor- we
'as al beads make excellent straps and wi
decorations for stocks.
The collarless Eton is responsible
a for the especial vogue of the ruche. TI
To Though its becomingness is sufficient
be excuse, collar or none. Accordion
e pleated taffeta silk done into a dou
ble full puff makes a smart, durable
neck piece. ev
Deep tape collars of lace are a spe- an
cial feature of many of the winter a
et wraps of velvet, fur, or expensive sc
)ut cloth, and rich, heavy designs, like m
to Irish crochet, Flemish, Venet an, and
r: Russian guipure, are a ' ;vorable
me choice. Pr
ron Among the millinery to be ieen are vc
ts, many really beautiful hats in the long
k- haired white felts and beavers, soften
k. ed beneath the brim with tulle and
r- lightly draped with panne lace, or
ad plumes, and sometimes with touches f
for of ermine. e
hat Gloves are short, heavy and loose. T
se It is no longer the style to squeeze
If the hand into a small glove. In the
ss two-button variety, and they are the a,
ho most stylish for general wear, the but
ad tons have grown in size until they s
er are now half again as large as a ten- b
1 cent piece.
*e The newest sleeve is the Turkish, F
tight-fitting at the shoulder, and usual
ad ly confined to the upper part of the
r arm by embroidery or braiding, then d
ar widening out Into a very widp shape
Stoward the wrist, overhanging the
narrow tight wristband into which it tl
a is set.
not Puss's Telephone Message.
ns There was a banquet in Chicago not
. long ago to which one of the guests,
a lawyer, had taken his office cat, a
feline being the emblem of the organs c
zation that gave the dinner. The bar i
ul quet was given in the Great Northern
Hotel, where the cat the lawyer had
to taken to the dinner became lost. The c
er- next day the lawyer called up the hotel
inon the telephone, and asked if they had
Shis cat yet. He was told that the bell
boys had hunted all around among the
he cats kept as rat-catchers in the hotel,
ur- and that they had finally selected four
er- cats, one of which they felt sure be
eet longed to the lawyer.
"Well," said the lawyer, "I haven't
time to come over and pick out my cat.
tng Just hold these animals ope by one
ith up to the telepbohe receiver, and pinch
their tails and make them yowl."
up One oa the bell-boys dutifully held
Sof up the cats to the telephone, and made
ol each one of the felines give a good,
was resounding wail. The lawyer dismiss
oy- ed each cat until the third cat was
als. put up to the receiver. It gave one
the yowl, when the lawyer enthusiastically
led "Yes, all right; that's my cat. I
r its know that voice. Send her over right
tme away." So the cat was sent over to
the the lawyer's office and turned out to be
few his missing pussy.--Chicago Tribune.
fom A Mother's Love.
osi- A pathetic instance of affection that
r could Confront death rather than sep
he aration from loved ones was that of
ain Martha, Russell, who a short time ago
En died of starvation. She was the
mother of four small children, and, af
ter being assisted for more than two
FJL years by the township where she lived,
she was threatened with separation
day from her children. Being unable to
fty- earn more than what would buy food
nents for the children, she supplied their
t of needs and went without food herself.
chil- When found the children were all well
side cared for' and in good condition.
cen- The manufacture of paper in the
ur United States grew so rapidly be
rret- Lween 1690, the date of the first estab
e egn lisbment, and 1810 that in the latte|
ther. year there were 185 paper mills in
rm this cuntry.
M&IXED FERTILIZERS ON OR- 'o
CHARD LAND for
The use of mixed fertilizers, ord the
pplication of manure, to orchards illn
show effect according to-the condition of that
he orchard land. It is now claimed thate k
n orchard should be kept n grass, the a
rass to be mowed and eft around the grea
rees. This claim, however, requires and
urther experiment before it candition be gen- man
erally adopted. Too much stable ma-t ter
iure on orchard land induces ranss, the a m;
growth of the trees and the wood the rea
sappy. This is caused when too much T
nitrogen is applied. What an orchard corn
requires most is phosphate and potash who
fertilizers. Trees should' be kept in sion
moderate growth and not forced. dust
WINTER IRRIGATION. low.
Irrigation is supposed to be most use- few
ful during the summer while the hot tnuc
sun pumps hardest on the water stored that
in the soil. But irrigation during the prin
summer is often hardest to secure, so othe
that the experiments of the Arizona sta- the
tion showing that winter irrigation is take
quite adequate for all ordinary orchards star
will give a strong impulse to fruit grow- mes
ing in that territory. The results of est
tests made were highly satisfactory. cou
Trees held their foliage all summer and in 4
made an excellent, strong, healthy, vig- nee
orous growth, though they received not the
a drop of water during the growing ers
months. Arizona has large possibilities whi
in the fruit growing line, and the diffi- eve
culties which now stand in the way are stoc
mostly on the score of irrigation. A real as t
advance in irrigation methods necessar- onl:
ily means much for the fruit interests; it s
and in the present instance the experi- get
ments were applied directly to the grow- in I
ing of fruit and fruit trees.-The Coun- E.
FERTILIZING WITH ROCKS.
Herr Hensel. who has attained some I
reputation in G(ermany as an agricultur- woi
al chemist, has sent out a theory that Pat
will be new and strange to many, but see
which is attracting some attention from abl
agricultural associations and scientific rea
men in Europe. He claims that stone Ch
meal, or the common rock, burned, res
broken and ground to a fine powder, me
contains certain amounts of potash, soda. to
magnesia. phosphoric acid, lime and all get
the other mineral elements needed to fac
promote plant growth, and that if it is rea
used at the rate of five hundred to one I
thousand pounds per acre, or more, it sui
will render fertile the most barren soil. for
He does not advocate the use of nitrogen
at all, as he claims that most plants do ite
gather a considerable part of the nitrogen qu
they need from the atmosphere, or do
so when the mineral elements are fur- no
nished. He claims that. silica or the th<
silicate of potash, though one of the ter
most soluble of the mineral elements, is
found in roots, stem, leaf and fruit ot on
every plant in greater amount than al- ch
most any other mineral element. We re
member years ago riding along a road, me
the roadsides being mostly barren' for a th
mile or more, but there were occasional- fa
ly spots where red and white clover tai
were growing plentifully and rank. in
marked contrast to the places between pr
them. We asked why these spots of
seemed so much more fertile than the is
rest of the roadside, and were told that th
they were the places where the stone as
crusher stood when the road had been cl
repaired a year or two before. We were to
not able to decide whether the fertility
was due to the dust of the stones sI
crushed or the ashes from the fire that ct
run the crusher, but we remember that th
we have seen gravelly knolls set thickly de
with white clover, while it was not to of
be found on what seemed to be better ci
soil in the same field.-The Cultivator. P
THE BEST SOURCES OF ANIMAL te
Fresh ground meat and bone is a very
valuable constituent of the ration for
egg production. In many localities, how
ever, it is difficult to procure readily, O
and many who might get it do not have
a bone cutter. On the other hand, beef
scraps and meat meal can be bought at
any time, and being dry, can be readily Il
mixed in wiih other feed stuffs. The it
West Virginia experiment station has r
compared the value of the two for egg n
production with results decidedly in fa- ii
vor of the green bone,
During a period of four months, be- a
ginning October 25, seventeen Plymouth
Rock hens fed the fresh bone laid 650 o
eggs of an average weight of I1.75 n
pounds per too, while a similar number fi
fed meat meal in their ration laid 554
eggs weighing 11.94 pounds per too. c
The fowls fed fresh ground meat and
bone also increased more in weight and
were much healthier during the experi
ment, four of the others having died, t
and beihg replaced by others. As this a
experiment was made with only one t
V sample of meat meal the results cannot
- be considered conclusive. t
, FORCING ASPARAGUS AND RHU- i
e Asparagus and rhubarb are forced
from old roots brought in from the gar
den and subjected to a gentle heat. The
crop is made from material stored up
e in the old roots, no new roots growing
through the forcing period. Thesold
roots are thrown away after being
forced and others brought in for the
next crop. Both these crops may be
Sgrown in out-of-the way places-under
the benches, in corners of the potting
Sshed, or in fact anywhere where heat
Sand moisture may be had. One method
I of forcing rhubarb is to grow it entirely
'- in the dark. This produces a very ten
n der stalk with very little foliage.
d There is a new idea in the forcing
Le of asparagus and rhubarb which as yet
el has not been thoroughly tested. This
idea is the use of permanent plants in
stead of the large five or six year old
1- roots that are forced once and then
se thrown away. It is quite possible to
1, cover a large bed of asparagus very
Ir cheaply by means of cloth placed over a
e- framework of iron pipes. In early spring
the heat is turned on and the plants are
't forced more gradually than in the com
t. mon and wasteful method. After the
se crop has been taken and spring is ad
vanced the cloth roof and sides are re
moved and the plants are growing in the
open air. Everything should then be
Id done to enable the plants to store up
le a great supply of reserve food for the
d, next season's forcing.
ia Blanched rhubarb, or that grown in
a the dark, makes a beautiful product
oe which should sell on sight to the fancy
ly trade, and I recommend it to the consid
eration of all private gardeners who
have not tried it. The stems are very
I delicate and attractive in color. They
t are scarcely strong enough to stand
to long shipment or exposure in a store
be for any length of time, but on the other
ie. hand their flavor is much superior to
rhubarb grown in the light. I am in
clined to think that asparagus and rhu
sat barb are very promising winter crops
for the future.-C. E. Hunn, in Ameri
SHOW TO AVOID GLUTS IN THE
he CATTLE MARKET.
at- A notable fact to be considered in
wO studying the history of our cattle mar
ad kets for the past quarter centdry is that
on glutted markets have never been caused
to by prime beef. In every instance the
od overstocking, which has caused depres
eir sion in prices, has been with common
1. and inferior animals. This danger is
ell alwaya present, but more so in a de
dining market. When cattle are aictual
ly scarce, even the common and poor
stock will find fairly remunerative mar
the kets, mnd as everybody can raise such
be- cattle the tendency is to grow more of
sb- them than there is any demand for. In
.te a short time the supply catches up with
in the demand, prices waver a little, ad
pretty soon there is a glut. But while
ric are falin all to pieces for eonm
Lon stock . faly good ones are qoted
r prime and choice cattle. This is
ght, too, and it is the very best con
ition that can face the expert, honest
id hard working breeder or farmer.- If
e knows that he will find adequate re
ard for his painstaking endeavors there
more incentive to better work. More
ver, it is the very assurance that he will
rd profit when everybody around him,
'ho only half understand the business,
re complaining that there is no money m 1
i cattle raising. , It is a notorious fact "CE
iat the good breeder is generally bet- Brool
r satisfied with a poor market; that is,
market in which the range of prices is
reat because the supply of common
rd inferior stock is greater than the de- Y
land. In such a market more discrim- prol
ration is made between the cattle Bu
hipned. and the man sure of his stock ace I
gill find his reward.
There is always room at the top, is a
,mmon expression to quote to those
rho would enter any business or profes
ion. It likewise applies to the cattle in- ~NPP
ustry. There is plenty of room at the N
>p, but it is pretty crowded down'be- do a
)w. Not until one gets over the first be 11
ew rungs of the ladder will he find
inch encouragement. Then he will find
hat the markets are never crowded with
rime beef, fine mutton or lamb, or any
ther product of the farm. Raise only new
he very best, and then the profits will W
ake care of themselves. Sometimes the Hi
tandard is pretty high, and one must suit
ieasure his efforts alongside of the fin
st breeders and castle raisers in the
ountry; but let the stock be the primest
a every sense of the word and there M
ieed be little reason for worry. It is hom
he common, poor and indifferent breed- SE
rs who lose money, and the ignorant to c
vho are forced out of the cattle business M
very time there seems to be over- us 1
tocking. They come back just as soon
ýs there is a boom in the cattle industry,
nly to be forced to the wall later when
t subsides. In the long run they never 'I
,et ahead, antthey drift back and forth shal
n this unsatisfactory way to the end.- the
3. P. Smith, in American Cultivator. .1
BUTTER PAYS BETTER THAN Oht
In spite of the fact that the Canadians
won first place for their cheese at the
Pan-American Exposition they do not T
;eem to think cheese-making as profit- J,
able in winter as butter-making. We it at
read that the Montreal Butter and T
Cheese Association at a recent meeting per,
resolved to issue a circular to the dairy- Det
men of Canada strongly advising them
to turn their attention to butter more
generally and to discontinue the manu
facture of cheese, for the following U
--That fodder cheese hurts the con- you
sumption. thus diminishing the demand A
for grass goods and lowering its price. wit
--That the outlet for cheese is lim
ited. and everything depends on the me
quality to induce a large consumption. for
3-That the consumption of cheese is
not increasing, but diminishing, while
the consumption of finest creamery but- D
ter is rapidly growing. bar
4-That the price of butter is higher,
on an average, all the year round, than
cheese. for the finest qualities.
5-That the manufacture of butter is
more profitable than cheese, not only in it t
the comparative price, but in that the to
farm stock and land are better sus
6--that in order to maintain high
prices there must be a continuous supply
of finest butter, and as the flow of milk me
is lessening now. it is most urgent that I
the quantity should be kept up as much wa
as possible, and to divert the milk from or
cheese to this article is the only way an,
to keep up the supply. my
It is recommended that all factories
should be fitted up so as to make either
cheese or butter. Cheese should be held
three weeks at a temperature of sixty
degrees to ensure proper curing. Seri- the
ous complaints continue to come of do'
cheese being shipped much too green. In
Packages both of cheese and butter are
still made of much too thin wood. But- co
ter should be shipped fresh weekly to
command the best price.-Farm, Field ha
PROGRESS IN TAXIDERMY.
Old Methods Abandoned Upon Discovery he
of New Device. at
It is a matter of common interest in
local scientific circles that there has been --a
in reecnt years a wonderful progress w,
made in the art of taxidermy. The old
method of stuffing and mounting an an
imal was to simply ram the skin full of
sawdust or excelsior, sew up the opening I 8
and place the object on exhibition, the
result being that all the animals mounted
under the old method fail to portray the
natural position of the animal. About b
five years ago the taxidermists of the
National Museum adopted a new pro
cess, by means of which it has since been a
possible to mount animals in positions
both graceful and lifelike, and which in- 'l
srures the groups against the ravages of el
time. The new plan consists in, first of bi
all, securing careful, measurements of t
the animal before and after the skin is
removed. This done, the government
taxidermist proceeds to build what he
calls a "manikin"-a sort of imitation
body of the animal to be mounted. This oi
he constructs of light strips of wood A
covered with excelsior. In places he has
to fashion, perhaps, an artificial skull
aid hones, and after it is completed the
,kini is drawn over the "manikin," which s
it fits closely. In this there is no danger t
of the mnounted specimen sagging or tI
warping. for the reason that the interior tl
is a solid and permanent frame. It has
been found, however, that even this im
provement is a trifle heavy, and for some
time past Zoologists Miller and Lucas
have sought some means of providing a
manikin that would combine strength a
with extreme lightness, all of which has,
within the past few days. been realized.
The government taxidermists have o
now adopted a manikin constructed of
light strips of wood, wire cloth and pa
pier mache. which is surprisingly light
and at the same time strong and durable.
Excelsior as a covering for the manikin a
1 frame has been discarded and hereafter
Swire cloth and papier mache will be used
Emperor and Shah.
SEmperor Francis Joseph, of Austria, I
was hunting recently, and at nightfall
Sfound himself at a considerable distance
Sfrom the castle in which he was staying.
- He was very tired, and was wondering
c how he would get home, when suddenly 1
Ca peasant's wagon appeared. Halting
P the driver, the Emperor asked if he
e might ride, and the peasant bluntly told
n him to get in. Then the following con
y "Do you know who I am ?"' asked the
o "Upon my faith, I haven't the least
Y idea," answered the peasant.
y "I am the Emperor of Austria," said
d Francis Joseph.
e Convinced that his companion was
o trying to play a joke on him, the peas
,. ant answered with superb indifference:
r- "And do you know who I am?"
s "No. I haven't that honor," replied
i- th-: Emperor.
5'Well, I'm the Shah of Persia," said
the peasant, and then he urged his old
E horse to a trot, and the Emperor got
such a shaking that he made no fur
in ther attempt to converse with his im
Sperial brother the peasant.
e The Loesmn' almon.
s- One of the directors of the Norwegian
Sisheries has been endeavoring to dis
e- cover the height a salmon will leap when
1- clearing a waterfall which obstructs its
or passage upstream. Masts were placed
r- below the fall to insure accurate meas
ch urements. It is tated that i fish can
f leap to the height of twenty feet. When
Ina fish failed to clear the fall at one
bound it remained in the falling water,
ile and then, with a rapid twist of the bOdy,
g .ave a spring and was successfuL
HAD ANOTHER POLICY.
"Skynflynt says that, it never paid
Mim to be honest."
"Certainly it didn't. He wasn't."
WAITING FOR VICTIMS.
Young Fissick's got a shingle out
proclaiming him M. D.
But from A. M. to late P. M. his of
fice is M. T.-Lifel
HELPING HIM ALONG. of
"Your cousin's medical practice, I he
supposd, doesn't amount to much yet?"
"No, I'm sorry to say. We relatives
do all we can, but, of course, we can't
be ill all the time."-Tit-Bits.
ASSURED FIT. th
Husband-Yes, dear, I think your hu
new gown will suit you very well. ag
Wife-Why do you think so?
Husband-BecaUse the price doesn't
suit me at all.-Philadelphia Press. of
HAPPY COINCIDENCE. m1
Mrs. Hifly-Is Mrs. Swagger at hi
Servant-No, ma'am; she went out
to call on you!
Mrs. Hifly-How very fortunaste for til
us both!-Boston Post. W4
ONLY BY THE ALARM CLOCK. E.
"It's time to get up, John," she said, w4
shaking him gently. "Didn't you hear
the alarm clock?"
"No," he growled, testily, "and I
shan't get up until I do hear .it."-
Ohio State Journal.
HER DEAR FRIEND.
Tess-So you're really engaged? a
Jess-Yes, and to think I should do
it after rejecting nearly fifty proposals. p
Tess-Fifty? Well, well, what a
persistent young man he must be.
FADS THAT HAVE PASSED.
Upgardson-If you're tired ff your
team of Shetland ponies, why don't
you trade them off for something?
Atom-The only trade I can make is
with Tankersley. He offers to give
me two or three dozen Belgian hares
for them,-Chicago Tribune.
Mabel (who has just concluded a
bargain for a fowl)-Then I'll tell
mother you'll kill it and send it up to
Mrs. Macfarlane-Na. na, Ill no kill
it till the morn. I'm thinkin' it's goin'
to lay an egg this evening'!-Punch.
A MODEL CHILD.
Dickle-Pa, were you a gooder boy'n
me when you were as little as me?
Pa-Yes, indeed, Dickle. I was al
ways a very good boy; but, somehow
1 or other, I had a great many serious
and painful misunderstandings with
my parents.-Detroit Free Press.
rTVIE SERIOUS BUTCHER.
"Your work is brutalizing," said
- the vegetarian to the butcher. "I
f don't see how you can have any heart
- in it."
e "I may have no heart," replied the
conscientious man of meats, "but I
d have some very choice liver."-Cleve
land Plain Dealer.
THOSE LOVING GIRLS.
"She looks sweet enough to eat!"
Y he exclaimed, with rapturous exagger
n "Yes." admitted her envious friend,
n "and if it were not for one thing she
S would be."
d "What is that?"
"Her temper would give you indi*
g gestion."-Chicago Post.
d LOVE LAUGHS AT DOGS.
e The Damsel-Oh, Hprold! I've
t been so frightened for you. Papa has
obought a great big savage bulldog,
s The Swain-That's all right, dar
- 'ing. I've bought a dog, too. He will
>f endeavor to keep your father's dog
>f busy while you and I saunter down to
i the parsonage.-Judge.
nt WAITING HIS TURN.
n "You seem very cheerful in the face
is of defeat." said one citizen of a South
x American republic.
• "Oh, yes,'" replied the other. "The
11 goterning power is sure to be deposed
h sooner or later, and my turn is sure
er to come. So I am enjoying myself on
r the' theory that anticipation is better
or than realization."-Washington Star.
n- I HIS COMPLAINT.
te Judge-Your only complaint against
'a this woman is that she threw a brick
th at her husband?
as, Complainant-Well, yes.
d. Judge-Then what business is that
ve of yours? She didn't throw it at you.
of Complainant-I know, but if she had
she might have hit her husband, and
I wouldn't have this black eye.-Phil
ed SUCCESSFUL PALMISTRY.
"Do you seriously believe in palmis
"I do. A sweet little amateur plaa
ia, ist held my hand for half an hour the
all other evening and told me that I
ce was going to fall in love in about
n twenty minutes and ask the lady to be
ng mine and be accepted, and the whole
fly think came true before I got out of
ng the chair."-Chicago Record-Herald.
old WHOLLY UNUSUAL
o"- "There is something wrong about
that man," said Mr. Blykins, as he
the turned away from the mild-mannered
citizen to whom he had just been in
"He's a thorough student of political
id economy, and has the reputation of
being very wise."
was "I don't care. He ain't right. He
as- ain't like othier folks. He thinks it
ce: 'ud be possible to save this country
ied without electing him to office."-Wash
said NOT LIKE A CAMEL.
o "The camel," said the studlous boy,
ur- "is a remarkable animal. He carries
im- a water supply sufficient to last for
days and is known as the ship of the
"Which demonstrates," said the still
more studious boy, "how careless we
a are becoming in the use of language.
s- There are few things more difficult
to handle than metaphor. It should
its be remembered that a ship is available
only as it keeps the water outside it
hen The use of "EK Pluribus Unum" om
one coin was never authorized by law. Its
tr rst known use was om a New Jersey
Scent struek of in 17Tl
Mrs. L. A. Harris, a Prominent Member
of a Chicago Woman's Political Club, tells
how Ovarian Troubles may be Cured with
out a Surgical Operation. She says:
,,Doctors have a perfect craze for operations. The minute
there is any trouble, nothing but an operation will do them; one
hundred dollars and costs, and included in the costs are pain, and
agony, and often death.
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of dollars for relief, until two doctors agreed that an oper~ation was
my only chance of life. My sister had been using Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound for her troubles, and been cured,
and she strongly urged me to let the doctors go and try the Com
pound. I did so as a last resort; used it faithfully with the Sana
tive Wash for five months, and was rejoiced to find that my troubles
were over and my health restored. If women would only try Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound first, fewer surgical operations
would occur."-MRs. L. A. HARRIS, 278 East 8ist St., Chicago, Ill.
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