tn4old Mrs. Bfy, s,,
_ l of. one privileged .
I kedeing aSate the
td th ors ara
,"m' smell so
atot Seemis," with another snif,
'ae ef it might be chill sauce."
Mtss Mintrun1 in- a trim gown of
k da' blue ;.rint, protected; by a great
"-bi" turkey-red a"Meo,
nod s ¶ied ;as she placed a
o ';heia unieemonikoua visitor.
As a rule, people in Tattleton were
averse to exercising their 'langs for
the benefit of Mrs. Barry. It was al
mbost impossible to make her hear, and
if yeou succeeded in doing so, you were
more than liable to hbe misunderstood.
"Air you goin' to eat all that yqur
aelt this winter?" demanded the new
comer with her blinking eyes fixed on
the big granite kettle two-thirds filled
with the pungent, crimson, appetising
Miss Minturn felt that a nod and
veracity would not be at variance, so
ahe turned toward her questioner and
ealled out loud and clear:
"No. Most of this is for a person
who has such i attack of rheumatism
she could not pick the tomatoes and
onions and peppers and put them up
Mrs. Barry continued to look at her
blankly and inquiringly. Mora Min
turn went up close to her.
"Part of the sauce," she exclaimed
close up to the ear of her guest, "is
for Mary Ann Cotter, who lives in the
I should think his help could do
that much cookin' for him!" declared
the old lady. "He keeps enough of
'em. I allus wondered, Mora-seein' as
how the talk has kinder got round to
It-what for was the reason you and
Marion Potter, of the Hall, didn't git
married years ago, seein' you was
sparkin' so long."
Mora smiled as she noticed how the
old woman had confounded the two
names, which until this moment had
never struck her as being similar.
"I said Mary Ann Cotter, of the Hol
low, Mrs. Barry!" she shouted.
"I'm a little hard o' hearin', I allow,
but I ain't so deaf that I ain't heered
what you said. Some o' that there
good-smellin' chili sauce is for Ma
rion Potter, of the Hall. Now you
Miss Minturfr smiled as she went
back to the stove and fished her net
bag of whole spices out of the thick,
red compound. It was useless to im
press the truth-to attempt to impress
it, rather-on convinced Mrs. Barry.
But she made her a cup of tea and
brobght out some snowy tea cakes for
her delectation, and listened patiently
and with apparent interest to her bab
ble, until the prosy soul took it into
her head to depart and nobbled oft
down the white, winding road.
A serious look came into Mora Min
turn's face as she went on sealing up
her chili sauce in the little wide
mouthed jars she had saved for the
Marion Potter! So people had not
forgotten about her engagement to him
twelve years ago. What was the fool
ish trifle about which they had quar
reled? And she had sent him back
his ring with a few bitter words ex
pressive of her satisfaction at having
discovered her mistake in time.
She had been wrong-all wrong.
She had other suitors after that, to be
sure, but she had found herself com
paring them to Marion Potter, invari-.
ably to their detriment, and had dis
couraged all such attentions. And now
that her mother was dead, and the
boys were gone and married she lived
alone in the cozy little homestead with
only-the orphan nephew she was bring
ing up, she found it lonely at times
Walking across the kitchen, she re
garded her reflection in the little wal
nut-bound mirror that hung near the
window. The face that looked back at
her was fresh, unwrinkled and pink
cheeked, despite her thirty-six years.
Her simple, active, kindly life had kept 1
her youthful in mind and body. But
she sighed as she turned away.
At that hour Marion Potter, stal
wart, brown-bearded, gallant of bearing
was riding his huge black horse slow
ly homeward through the mellow sun- 1
light. Many a maiden had sent him I
shy glances of admiration-many who 2
would have been honored by his hom- i
age since those old days when he was
n as the lover of Mora Minturn.
he .was not the man to give his I
twic-'nor to do a woman theji
tic i'f offering her mere affection.
ounded by his books and dogs, I
'out of his own life at his
1home on the hill
-' Look out!" he cried, sud- i'
ing up. "By George, but 1I
de over you!"
Id woman coming toward him, E
ad so unexpectedly darted for- r
almost under his horse's hoofs, a
lifted a complaisant countenance, s
framed by an antiquated poke bonnet, a
as she demanded: c
"Don't you want to hire my sister 1
Jane's Eliza, Mr. Potter?"
"No!" roared Marion Potter, who
was aware that she was a little deafer
than the proverbial post. "Why 1
should I? I have three servants now." E
- Mrs. Barry comprehended, for she a
went on persistently: E
"But Jane's Eliza can cook, Mr. c
Potter. An' if you take her, you 1
wouldn't have to be havin' your chili t
sauce made out by Mora Minturn."
Mr. Potter gave a start.
"Eh? Steady, Kate! What were c
you talking about, Mrs. Barry!" 1
Mrs. Barry did not hear him. She *l
mumbled qn, however, and he listened.
"Says4 to her, when I happened in
there just now. 'Be you goin' to eat
all that chili sauce yourself this win- t
ter?' An' she 'lowd that she was a
,!t gi'tvla' It, but, -1 slat ,
you to have Jane's uisa to
Mr. Potter nodded leniently. Me
swerved his boriet to one side, smiled
back at Mrs. Derry, achd ro4e on, Mors
Mitturn anoonshlously flling all his
Of course there was a mistake some
where. But chili sauce! He could not
remember when he had tasted it. To
be sure his housekeeper was not an
adept at prepjrilhg table delicacies.
Why he turned his horse's head out
of the road leading, to the Hall and
rode down that which led to the Min
turn homestead he could not have told
to nave his life. Indeed, he was not
aware that he had done so until the
tempting odor of sliced tomatoes as
sailed his nostrils, and at .the same
second he caught sight of Miss Min
turn in her garden, snipping away at
some belated blossoms of maritold,
phlox, honeysuckle and mignonette.
So familiar the scene! So sweet and
peaceful the place; So suggestive of
home the trim form moving among the
withered bushes! Could it be that
twelve years had elapsed since he came
here to visit his sweetheart? He
swung down, secured Kate to the gate
post, and walked up the path.
"Mora!" he said as he neared her.
She straightened up. Her garnered
spoils fell from her apron. The pink
in her cheeks deepened. She felt dis
tinctly glad that she had put on her
new maroon house gown.
"I met old Mrs. Barry a little while
ago," he went on hastily. "She said
you were putting up some chili sauce
"Oh, did she say that? I could not
make her understand that it was for
old Mrs. Cotter-Mary Ann Cotter, of
"1 say!" called a boyish voice, "that
you, Mr. Potter? Never knew you to
come up here before. Say, that setter
you gave me is a daisy! Are you go
ing to stay to supper? Is he, Aunt
"Of course he will," decided the un
conventional nephew of Miss Minturn.
"Come and see my safety."
He dragged his captive off in triumph.
Such a supper as Mora got up in a
short space of time "might tempt a
dying anchorite to eat" The crisp
broiled chicken, with the tiny trans
parent rolls of bacon surrounding it;
the brown French fried potatoes, pi
ping hot; the light, spicy ginger bread;
the feathery biscuit; the old-fashioned
strawberry preserves; the fresh
brewed, fragrant tea.
Dick did most of the talking at sup
per-there was no doubt of that. But
when Mora walked down to the gate
with Mr. Potter, about nine o'clock, he
had two jars of chill sauce, which at
supper he had so praised, under his
"Mora," he said, "I've seldom seen
you for several years, although we
have lived so near together. I am
glad of this chance to say how sorry I
have often been for my dictatorial
tone that time, years ago. I was
wholly in the wrong."
"No-! I was too self concentrated.
It was I who was wrong."
"Mora, is it too late to forgive, for
get and amend now?"
She held out her hands to him. He
had to put the two jars of chili sauce
down on the gate post to take them.
Kate neighed impatiently. Dick
called from the lighted doorway.
Around the reunited lovers closed the
darkness, sweet with a thousand de
licious autumnal scents.
"Guess, Aunt Mora," grunted Dick,
disdainfully, next morning, "Mr. Pot
ter didn't care much for your chili
sauce, for all he begged for it so much.
He went last night and left the jars
standing on the gate post."-Vick's.
Keeping Summer loarderA.
"Remember that the boarders are
with you in the country for their own
pleasure, and not for yours, and try
and adapt yourself to them, rather
than demand that they should adapt
themselves to you," writes Caroline
Benedict Burrell on "Keeping Summer
Boarders with Success," in the May
Ladies' Home Journal. "One of the
simplest ways of making them com
fortable is to give them their meals by
themselves and at their own hours. As I
your family is accustomed to early ris
ing you can have an early breakfast,
and have it all over before the guests
will wish to rise. So with the dinner
and supper. This may seem to entail i
a great deal of trouble on the farmer's i
wife; yet a trial will convince her that i
it is the most satisfactory arrangement
all around, the extra trouble not worth
considering. As to the food, city peo- I
pIe expect certain things on a farm, ,
rnone of them too difficult to provide t
-good drinking water, plenty of milk I
and cream, freszi eggs and butter, vege
'ables in abundance and fruit in
season. If these are all that they e
should be it will be found that allow
ances will he made if the meat is not
of the quality to be had in city mar
kets, and if there are few fancy dishes
of any sort"
A convict in Sing Sing prison who
was in the bird business in New York
and has made the taming of birds a
study has, while temporarily engaged I
at work outside the north prison wall,
caught and tamed a young robin, c
which comes to him when he whistles e
to it and fearlessly perches itself upon
his finger. Sometimes it goes with
him to his cell at night and perches U
on his bookshelf.. It is entirely at
home in the prison. It goes out with
him in the morning and stays near
while he is at work.
To free leaves from insects plbnge a
the vegetables, stalk endmost, into a a
strong brine. a
Soh trill'tiL r td llgthO~utue
ith hesitating feet;
For scattered far and wide the birds
l' were lying,
Q h9et and Cold, and dead
That met while they were swiftly wing
w Int northward,
The fiere light overhead,
And as the trail moths in the, summer
Fly to' the candle's biase.
Rushed wildly at the splendor, finding
Death in those blinding rays.
And here were bobolink, and wren, and
Veery, and oriole,
And pople finch, and rosy grosabeak,
And king-birds quaint and droll:
Gay soldier blackbirds, wearing on their
Red, gold-edged epaulets,
And many a homely, brown, red-breasted
Whose voice no child forgets.
And yellow birds-what shapes of per
What silence after song!
And mingled with them unfamiliar warb
That to far woods belong.
Howrmany an old and sun-steeped barn,
Will miss about its eaves
The twitter and the gleam of these swift
And, swinging mid the leaves,
The oriole's nest, all empty in the elm
Will cold and silent be.
And never more these robins make the
Ring with their ecstasy.
Will not the gay swamp-border miss the
Whistling so loud and clear?
Will not the bobolink's delicious musib
Lose something of its cheer?
And all the beauty of the fair May morn
Seem like a blotted page.
Judge Dellenbough of Cleveland,
who is in the divorce division of the
Court of Common Pleas in that city,
says that the number of divorce cases
coming before his court is appalling,
and ie attributes much of this domes
tic unhappiness to too early marriages,
or marriages on too short acquaint
ance. He says:
"Two-thirds of the divorce cases that
come before me are due to early mar
riages. I believe that the same would
hold true in all divorce courts. Young
people marry before they are old
enough to form sensible views on mat
rimony or on the character of those
they marry. There have been young
wives here weeping for divorces who
must have been so young at the time
they were married that spanking would
have been more appropriate. Young
men are as great fools as young
"There is another class of foolish
marriages in which matrimony is con
tracted before the parties have been ac
quainted long enough to know each
other thoroughly. These hasty and un
fortunate marriages are usually con
tracted by very young persons, so that
it comes back to the same proposition
of too early marriage. When the i -
dicious marriage has been made there
is nothing left but a life of misery
for each of the parties to it or the
divorce court, and so the divorce rec
ord keeps growing. It is shameful, and
the lessons of the divorce court ought
to teach young people who are in a
hurry to get married to go slow."
Production of Tea In the United State.
Secretary Wilson, in his forthcoming
report, will say: In my last report
attention was calleo to the efforts be
ing made by the department in the
production of tea. For several years
Dr. Charles U. Shepard, a public-spir
ited citizen of Summerville, S. C., has 1
been experimenting with a view to ob
taining information as to the prac
ticability of producing American tea,
and his efforts promisedl so much of
value that it seemed proper for the
department to render assistance in
certain t.irections. To this end ar
rangements were made with Dr. Shep
aid whereby certain machinery, etc., 1
were to be furnished in order to settle
some questions pertaining to the com
mercial production of tea. Through
out the work the question of labor has
been an important one: but through
Dr. Shepard's efforts there has been
adopted a method for utilizing the
labor of colored children. What. Dr. i
Shepard has accomplished in this mat
ter in his regioa could undoubtedly
be brought about in other sections of
the South, where much idle labor is r
awaiting proper 'itilization Dr. Shep- j
ard has eetablishcd schools on his t
place, and in these the children are c
received and educated, and at the same e
time are taught to pluck tea and per- 1
form other work in connection with c
the production of the crop. For such i
work fair wages are paid, and in this I:
way interest is miaintained. The ex- s
periments so far conducted have c
shown that tea may be produced in c
the United States in two ways: (1) s
By families in their gardens, as was t
demonstrated years ago to be entirely v
feasible; and, (2) on a commercial s
scale, after the manner followed by a
the British East Indian tea establish
ments and the beet-sugac industry. t
The work at Summerville was started c
with a view of ascertaining whether b
under favorable conditions tea plan
tations could be made to yield as b
much as the average oriental produc- b
lion, and whether the rrop could be 4
marketed at a fair profit. The results 1I
obtained have been affirmative, the g
crop of 1900, although not so large as q
expected early in the season, exceed
ing that of any previous year by at '
least 12 per cent, and the entire prod- a
uct being sold before it was all gath- s'
ered to a prominent Northern distri
buting house at a price that gave a n
Asparagus Soup.-Boll the tips and t
stalks separately, and when the stalks a
are soft, mash and rub them through d
a sieve. Boil and-season with butter, t
SO int of rich milk, thickened with a
St~blespooSUl of SotLr. Pour over the
ter in which the asparagus was
lied, add the tips, a gill of cream and
eason with salt and pepper. Boll all
i ogetherr for a moment and serve with
toast or crackers.
Haricot Beans.-A variety of dishes
r may be made of beans which have
een soaked over night, boiled until
nder, and then strained through a
sieve and seasoned with salt and pep
s per. They may be made into a plain
loaf, sprinkled with bread crumbs, dot
tied with butter, and baked, or mixed
with a cream sauce and similarly
treated, or made into a plain cro
Squette, dipped in batter and fried.
Beet Pudding.-The following recipe
is credited to Juliet Carson: Boil the
beets until tender, peel and cut into
dice. To a pint of beets add a pint of
milk, two or three eggs well beaten,
seasoning of salt and pepper and pos
sibly a trace of nutmeg. Place in an
earthen dish and bake until the cus
Stard is set.
Ringed Potato.-Peel large potatoes,
- cut them round and round as one one
would pare an apple, fry in very hot
5 lard until brown, drain on a sieve,
sprinkle with salt and serve.
e *"* *
Breakfast Veal.-Thoroughly butter
an oval baking dish, and fill with cold
stewed bits of veal seasoned with
- pepper, salt and a little nutmeg and
alternated with layers of bread
crumbs; moisten with gravy. put bits
of butter over the top and bake for
20 to 30 minutes. Turn onto a hot
platter and serve. If not too moist it
will keep its form when placed on the
Cocoanut Jumbles.-One scant cup
of butter 1/ cups of pulverized sugar,
5 eggs, 1 cup of flour, 1 pound of
grated cocoanut, drop on tins with ta
Reversion to Old Types.
Darwin, in his observations upon the
variations of swine under domestica
tion, has the following touching the
tendency of domesticated animals to
revert to their feral (wild) type:
The common belief that all domesti
cated animals, when they run wild,
revert completely to the character of
their parent stock, is chiefly founded,
as far as I can discover, on feral pigs.
But even in this case the belief is not
grounded on sufficient evidence; for
the two main types of S. scrofa and S.
indicus have never been distinguished
in a feral state. The young re-acquire
their longitudinal stripes, and the
boars invariably re-assume their tusks.
They revert also in the general shape
of their bodies, and in the length of
their legs and muzzles, to the state of
the wild animals as might have been
expected from the amount of exercise
they are compelled to take in search
of food. In Jamaica the feral pigs
do not acquire the full size of the
Juropean wild boar, never attaining a
greater height than twenty inches at
In various countries they reassume
their original bristly covering, but in
different degrees, dependent on the cli
mate; thus, according to Roulin, the
semi-feral pigs in the hot valleys of
New Granada are very scantily clothed,
whereas, on the Paramos. at a height
of from 7,000 to 8.000 feet; they ac
quire a thick covering of wool lying
under the bristles, like that on the
truly wild pigs of France. These pigs
on the Paramos are small and stunted.
The wild boar of India is said to
have the bristles at the end of its tail
arranged like the plumes of an arrow,
whilst the European boar has a simple
tuft; and it is a curious fact that many,
but not all, of the feral pigs in Ja
maica, derived from a Spanish stock.
has a plumed tail. With respect to
color, feral pigs generally revert to
that of-the wild boar; but, in certain
parts of South America, some of the
semi-feral pigs have a curious white
band across their stomachs; and in
certain other hot places the pigs are
red, and this color has likewise occa
sionally been observed in the feral
pigs of Jamaica. From these several
facts we see that with pigs. when feral,
there is a strong tendency to revert
to the wild type; but that this tenden
cy is largely governed by the nature
of the climate, amount of exercise, and
other causes of change to which they
have been subjected.
Curlositles in Studying the t)ic'ti,,nnry.
There are two words in the whole
range of the English language, says
Tit-Bits, that contain all the vowels in
their regular order. They are abstemi
ous and facetious. The following words
each have them in irregular order:
Authoritative. disadvantageous, en
couraging, eflicacious, instantaneous,
importunate, mendacious, nefarious.
precarious, pertinacious, sacrilegious.
simultaneous, tenacious, unintentional,
unobjectionable, unequivocal, undis
coverable and vexatious. It is usually
said that there are but seven nine-let
tered monosyllable words in English,
viz.: Scratched, stretched, scrunched,
scranched, screeched, squelched anti
Here are some of the shortest sen
tences into which the alphabet can be C
compressed: "J. Gray, pack with my
box five dozen quills," 33 letters. 0
"Quack, glad zephyr waft my javelin- a
box," 31 letters. "Phiz, styx, wrong J.,
buck flame, quib," 27 letters. "Jove,
quartz pyx, who fling muck-beds," 29
letters. "'Fitz J. quick! land! hew
gypsum box," 27 letters. "Dumpty J.
quiz! whirl back fogs next," 28 letters. a
"Export my J. fund. Quiz black t
whigs," 27 letters. "J. get nymph, quiz c
and brow, fix luck," 27 letters. In more
sober English, the last one would be,
"Marry, be cheerful, watch your busi- D
To detect dampness in a bed, warm P
it and then place a hand mirror under
the covering. It a mist is observable
on the mirror and the vapor is con
densed into drops, it is a sure sign of il
the presence of moisture. c
ar THE SENSITIVE ICKTTLE.
I* "I don't feel well," the kettle sighed,
a The pot responded. "Zh?
Then doubtless that' the reason, marm,
d You do not sing to-day."
h "But what's amiss?" the kettle sobbed,
"Why, sir, you're surely blind, ,
Or you'd have noticed that the cook
Is shockingly unkind.
!s "I watched her make a cake Just now
If I'd a pair of legs
e I'd run away!-oh, dear, oh, dear,
I How she did beat the eggs!
a "Nor was that all-remember, please,
- 'Tis truth I tell to you
For with my own two eyes I saw
Her stone the ralsins, too!
d "And afterward-a dreadful sight!
I felt inclined to scream!
y The cruel creature took a fork
S And soundly whipped the cream!
"Now can you wonder that my nerves
Have rather given way?
Although I'm at the boilling point,
0 I cannot sing to-day."
S -Felix Leigh in Family Herald.
S Items of Interest.
Li Hung Chang's wife, the March
. loness Li, is reckoned a great beauty
in China and is also one of the clev
Serest women in that country. Though
close to-or perhaps over-G0 years
t old, she does not look a day over 35.
Her wardrobe is something tremend
ous, including between 3.000 and 4,000
garments, of which 500 are of the fin
r est fur.
One of the unexpected uses of the
h refrigerating machine is found in min
Sing. At great depths or at compara
i tively shallow deptis in some mines
s work on valuable veins of metal or
r coal has been abandoned because of
't the heat. But engineers declare that
t with the use of modern refrigerating
e apparatus to cool the air it will be
possible to go several thousand feet
lower in case a ich vein of precious
p metal or even coal warranted the ad
f The beautiful forest known as the
- Wild park, the property of the kaiser,
at Potsdam, will probably be closed
to the public in a short time forever.
For this the rowdy Berliners have
e only themseives to thank. Against the
regulations the woods are made hide
e ous with paper in which provisions
o have been wrapped and the deer are
continually being frightened by toe
- catcalls of the holiday crowds. Tile
I, respectable few who love the forest
f for its rare beauty will have to suffer
I, for the rough doings of the mass.
South Carolina cotton mills which
Shave heretofore been devoted almost
rexclusively to the manufacture of
Scoarse goods are now preparing to
e turn out liner grades because the war
e in China has curtailed the demand for
the coarser goods. This may pruve
e to be a fortunate circums;ance, giv
f ing the southern mills an opportunity
f to demonstrate their capablities in
a the matter of competing with other
e mills in the manufacture of the tiner
grades of cotton goods.
a A queer action at law has been br
a gun in Jasper county, Missouri. A
t woman has sued her divorced husband
for $3,000, which she alleged she has
e expended in providing food, lodging,
Sclothing and schooling for his four
children since he abandoned her and
fleft the children to her care. The I
petition sets forth that they were mar
Sried Feb. 24, 1550, and had four chil
- dren; that he abandoned her in 1ISS.
Sand that she secured a divorce in 1Sj,;
a that he has done nothing in support
Sof the children since he left her.
The Cultivation of Oy ters In the Nether
One of the most novel and pictgr
esque way of raising the bivalves is
that of the people of the Netherlands.
The center of this industry in Hol
land is the little town of Goes, on the
island of South Bieveland, in the prov
ince of Zealand. Nearly every one in
the town gets his or her livitig from
the fisheries, and the greatest feature
of them all is the oyster industry.
Whole families are engaged in it all
the year round, and if the pecuniary
results are not very large a comfort
able livelihood is the result, says the
The most important part of the work
begins in April, when the collectors i
are placed in position. These are
rounded tiles. about a foot long, which i
are covered with pmortar. On these
the white spat, or ova, o; the oysters
find lodtgment and from 300 to 400 lar
va? w~ill become attached to a single
collector. The larvae are about one
one hundred and fiftieth of an inch
long and float on the suriace of the
water until they stick to the collect- i
ors. The latter are gathered in boxes
about eight feet long and two feet
wide, and are so arranged as to admit
of a free circulation of sea water. By
August the collectors have generally
become pretty well covered, and they
are then taken ashore to be cleaned.
This job is attended to by the women.
who wear a picturesque aniid service- t
able costume, consisting of tightly lit- I
ting red flannel knickerbockers, black ,
stockixigs, a shirt waist with the t
sleeves rolled up to the elbows, and t
an odd-looking sun bonnit.
Their duty is to cleanse the young I
oysters from all kinds of imnpurities,
its well as to remove the small shells,
which night interfeme with the oys,
ter's g'owth. After this separation
the tiles tire replaced in the boxes,:
where they remain until the autumn.
At this season they are taken out
again, and the oysters have grown to i
the size of a silver quarter and are
old and strong enough to take care of
themselves withotit anything to cling d
to, and they are consequently re
Most of this work is also done by
the women, who seem to be more ex
pert than the men. It is not an easy I
job, for too hasty an attempt to effect
a separation may result ht an injury
to the thin shell of the mollusk. In
spite of all the care taken there is a a
loss of from 20 to 25 per cent of the t
oysters. A woman holds the collector c
it her & 3
mpollusk, from the 0
lusk's next statioa in.
known as an ambuilabe,
apparatus designed to
its various enemies. a*
is a long, shallow box, with wile e
ting at the top and bottt
which the water can pass '
which keeps Bsh, crabs, etae., eme `b
outside. The boxes contain as *a1 ,
as 2,000 oysters and are Brtaly t d
down to the bottom of the watet.
The oysters remain in these boxae
three months, during which time they
are well looked after and given ftre
quent washings. At the end of this
time they are fronm two to two and
a half inches in diameter. They are
then large enough to be sold, but there
is not much profit in oysters of that
size, so that they are thrown down in
the water, now being large enough to
take care of themselves, and allowed
to remain for two or three years. After
they reach the age of three years they
do not grow any more, so that there
"is no object in keeping them any long
er, and they are accordingly sold.
Great Egg Yield from Cow Peas.
During the past week, says South-'
ern Planter, a subscriber called on us
and in the course of conversation said:
"I had a wonderful egg yield from my
hens last winter, and I want to tell the
farmers how I secured it. I had an
acre or two of cow-peas sowed near
the buildings. In consequence of
scarceness of labor, I was unable to
get all the peas gathered--in fact, a
large part of them remained. I de
cided to let vines and peas die down on
the land and, lie there all winter. The
hens soon found the peas and they lit
erally lived on the patch until spring,
and gave us eggs in quantity all the
time." This report as to the value of
cowpeas as a winter feed is con
firmed by a report from a gentleman
in Maryiand who followed the same
plan. His hens harvested the peas
from a plot of land last winter, with
the result that he had eggs when none
of his neighbors had any. We have
before advised the feeding of cowpeas
i to hens, as their richness in protein
indicates that they should make eggs.
If you have no cowpeas, and even if
you have the peas, we would advise
the feeding along with them of.,wheat,
oats, buckwheat and corn mined for
one feed per day, with a hot mash in
the morning during the cold weather.
The cowpeas may largely take the
place of cut bone if you have them.
Cut bone and meat scraps should,
however, be fed twice a week. With
such feeding good, dry, warm houses
and young, healthy flocks, eggs should
hie plentiful all through the winter
that is. assuming that you are keeping
a good laying variety, such as Leg
horns. Plymouth Rocks or Wyandottes.
We have found that cross bred hens
the product. for instance, of a pure
bred Laghorn rooster on Plymouth
Rock hens-are better layers than the
Rub the skin with pure white vase
line, cold cream or oil, before using
any powder or liquid rouge, as it pro
tects the skin.
Red veils which reject certain rays
of the sun will protect the face from
jfreckles and a red parasol is said to
effect the same result.
It is said that if a lump of sugar is
dropped into a metal teapot when it
is put away after being used, the dis
agreeable odors and flavors that such
a pot is apt to impart to tea will be
obviated. The best way to avoid them,
however, is to use an earthen teapot.
For the relief of hay fever a contrib
utor to the Lancet recommends the in
halation of the vapor of camphor and
steam, the vapor being made to come
in contact with the surface of the face
surrounding the nose by means of a
paper cone placed with the narrow end
downward in a basin containing hot
water and a dram of coursely pow
dered camphor. The treatment should
be continued for ten to twenty minutes
and repeated three or four times in as
The following recipe has been given
for a bath that will make plaster fig
ures look like marble: Put two gener
ous quarts of water into an agate ket
t1e with an ounce of pure curd soap
and an ounce of white bees-wax cut
into small pieces; let this dissolve over
a slow fire, and when all the ingredi
ents are thoroughly mixed tie fine
twine around the figure and dip it into
the liquid; take the figure out and hold
it in the air for tive minutes, and then
again dip it into the liquid; let the
figure dry for a few days, and then rub
it with a soft flannel.
Dispatches from Rapid City. So.
Dak., state that much complaint is be
ing made with reference to the atti
tude of the Interior department toward
settlers in the Black Hills forest res
ervation. After the foreat reserve was
established by Prcsadctial trcelama
tion Congiess passed an act for the
protec&uou of settlers within the boun
daries of the reserve, conferring upon
them the right to tile homesteads on
tile lands settled upon and improved
by them. A great number of settlers
have taken advantage of this act, anl
made their homestead entries. It
seems that many of them did not make
entry until after the expiration of
ninety days from the date of filing the
p1at of the township in. which their
lands were located, and the Commis
sioner of the General Land office is
now calling on them to show cause
why their entries should not be can
celed, because not made within ninety
days after the date of filing the plats.
A room may be kept cool in hot
weather by suspending a wet sponge
in a current of air and keeping it
moist, the lowering of the temperatire
being due to evaporation. A more
rapid method sometimes resorted to Ia .*
sickness is to dispose wet sheets -about
the room in such a manner that eva- V
oration will be rapid.
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