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THE D EMO CHAT
BE' H. 4DAMH, ra.Ibacr.
CAPE GIRARDEAU. - MISSOURI
GOO BLESS THE BIRDS.
"God blem the birds," the bappy farmer oaf
nen orusbed m tar,
"They gave me back my blessed little child,
My Mary. here.
'Her form is like her sainted mother's now.
So lithe and tall.
But tlwn she was a baby. This is how it came;
I II tell you all:
""She lored to hear the meadow robfns staff.
To watch their wines:
She lored the Held, tfte woods, and loved to
by rustic things.
w the summer and the grass was hlirh.
And with their huge machine they clattered
But all the same
"My little Mary went to see the blrdn.
One- cot.v nest
She found and listened to the songs that had
Nor trembled lest
"The mowers pans; at last they neared the
Where baby lay.
The prafs was deep. They could not see her
Beyond the bay.
"Nearer and nearer came the hujje machine.
With miinlrTOUs eiUre.
It almost touched her where she sat alone un
Near thyme and sedge.
Rtop, stop? at b npth I loudly, clearly cried
A bird Hies there.
licr nest is near: my men, pass on the other
Thry turned just where
The bird was fluttering and I looked to see
IJ r tinv nest.
hoi fu her feathery brofxi, the one smile 1 up
1 loved the best.
"My darlinc Mary, lonkinc at the birds.
Sat rapt and Mill,
And then, unheeding all my tears and broken
Said: 'Papa, will
The little birds have wings and learn to fly
So far away?
Darling !' I cried, the blessed mother bird
Are glad to-day.
"Yes, they will fly. Far toward the sunny
True winirs will go
And Mary answp-d. lifting up bvr rosy mouth:
I love em so.
VodblesH th birds, for. if the fluttering wing
l nan iim spird.
My darling would b- lying In the ground to-day
ii sue nad died
If she bad died oh, 5o,' I cannot bar
Tosj-fali ihe words.
Hut every day d-iigtit to .fr.r up this prayer:
;.! tj.ps- The birds.' '
Juiia II. May, in ;Hd H"iispltf ping.
A MYSTERY SOLVED.
&ow a Clever Trick Was Defeated
and a Thief Caught.
HE fates seemed
to be against inv
we )iad so many
nected vith the
vent. We wen
I IV Til orni.'smaiiis a
I iua:,! .of Ii"n,,r
V-i'J iff f - but one of the
could not serve; j
another who had pone to Europe for a
short trip decided at the last moment
not to return; with a third diphtheria
broke out in the family, so she could
not be present, and a fourth was
thrown from her horse and broke her
arm. Two of our ushers were detaiued
by a railroad accident, on their way
from Ksm York, and did not arrive
until after the ceremony was over. j
After our wedding1 tour was over we !
began housekeeping1 in pretty home
my husband had prepared for me in a
Btnall mining town in Pennsylvania,
where his business would keep him for
a year or so. e. had but one acquain
tance in the place at first, a kiwi, moth
erly old lady, and I should have been
sadly helpless but for her, for I found
it impossible to procure servants. The
month following1 our honeymoon
spent over the cook stove, recipe look
in hand, making the most of my limited
experience in cooking1.
With the help of kind Mrs. Walton, I
did not injure my husband' health or
pive him permanent dyspepsia bv feed
ing1 him on overdone steaks and under
done biscuit. How bitterly I regretted
the hour spent in practicing my music
and painting, when the time would
have been so much better employed in
learning the rudiments of simple cook
ing and bread making1. My piano was
now a useless piece of furniture, for I
was too tired when night came to open
it, and my painting materials remained
unpacked in my trunk. A number of
servants had applied as cooks and
housemaids, but on being1 informed
that we should expect them to take
their meals in the kitchen, they had
BHB TTltXED HER BESEECHING EVES TO
tossed their heads angrily, and depart
ed, muttering1: "If wean"tgood enough
to at with other folks, the place won't
We advertised in the Philadelphia pa
pers, offering the greatest inducement
in wages but no one would come from
the city to this out-of-the-way place.
Harry found me one day dissolved in
tears at the failure of some dish I had
spent the whole morning over, and de
clared in the most decided tones I had
heard him use that he could not have '
me worn out with such unaccustomed
exertions. If we could not get a serv
ant at once, we must close the house
The thought of boarding made me
ery unhappy, for I greatly enjoyed
having a house of my own, and was
anticipating, when the domestic wheels
were running smoothly, having my
family and my girl friends to visit me.
Besides, there were all our beautiful
wedding gifta, our lovely china and
cutglass and our quantities of solid
silver. It would break my heart to
pack them all away and never use
It had been a serious question, when
we first came to the place, what we
ahoulddo with our silver chest The
TMUtt til bajilf wM hm4J a4 j
could not be continually running there
for any extra silver 1 might need, so
the chest was placed in a vacant room
in our third-story front, and we only
took out silver for our daily nse.
One warm mominSg in June I was ill
the kitchen rolling dut some pie: crust.
when there came a gentle knock at the
door, and opening it, there stood a
neat, pleasant-faced girl, who inquired
if I needed a cook. I eagerly answered:
"Yes. Was she looking for a place?
And with a few questions on both
hides the agreement was concluded and
he was to come to me the npxt day.
Mary came the following morning and
soon had thing straightened out and
everything In god order.
Wv- congratulated ourselves on the
treasure we had secured. Our neatly
served meals npp:'ivd as if by magic
on the Mroke of the clock. Mary never
complained of the work, but lent a
willing hand to help in the housework
as well as her own department.
She had no visitors for she said she
was a stranger in the place. All her
family were dead long since and she
was quite alone in the world, she told
ne, with tears in her honest blue eyes.
I soon felt I could trust her with
everything, she was so faithful and
careful and seemed to have our inter
ests so at heart.
One evening Harry and I were going
to a concert and I told Mary she need
not sit up for us as we should probably
be late. It was after ten when we en
tered our gate. I was surprised to see
a light in the parlor, when I had left the
gas turned low. The front door was
bolted and could not be opened with
our night key, neither was there any
response to our repeated ringing of the
bell, which we could distinctly hear re-
vcrlierating through the house. We
waited several minutes in breathless!
suspense, and as no response came to i
Harry s last frantic efforts which fair
ly pulled the bell out by the roots we
went around t- the back door to see if
we could gain an entrance there.
It stood open. As we came up the
steps we could see the interior of the
kitchen at a glance. Everthitig was in
confusion, chairs were overturned.
Mary's work basket ami its contents
strewed over the floor, and Mary her
self, bound hand and foot and gagged.
lying in a helpless heap under the
Mie turned her lieseeching eyes to
i. hearing sb-ps approaching, and we
flew to her assistance. My husband
earrieil her into the sittmir-room.
while I ran for camphor and ammonia,
for she was quite hysterical and for
Mime time could not tell us a connected
story. What we finally gathered was
this: As the evening was warm. Mary
lit in the kitchen with her work.
leaving the outside dour open to catch
the breeze from the west. She was
sewing quietly, mtver thinking of harm,
when she hiard stealthy steps and
looking up saw two masked figures on
the very threshold. I.i a moment they
had seized an I gagged her, and with a
pistol at her head compelled her to show
them where the silver and my jewel
ry were kept. Not content with what
they found, they made up large bun-
Iles of Harry's and my best clothes
then bidding her hand and foot, so she
ould no" give the alarm, they had left
her in ti pitiable state in which wc
und her. She showed us her poor
trutseit wns. where the rope had been
pulled so t'ght the Jle-.li was cut and
Our sympathy (or poor Mary was w
great that we hardly realized our loss.
ut in looking through the house we
found that the burglars had made
pretty clean sweep of everything of
iilue. They took such odd things, for
besides the basket of silver my choicest
tablecloths ami napkins had lccn
taken, underclothes linen sheets and
llowcases and sever?.! of mv lest
resses and Harry's wardrole had also
suffered. They had not secured much
of my jewelry, as most of it I kept in
small safe which weighed two hun-
red pounds, and was too heavy for one
man to lift alone.
Mary could give no description of the
men. as they were closely maskeL My
tisband telegraphed to Philadelphia
r detectives and two were sent up.
After spending several days in shad
owing innocent people they returned to
tue city, leaving us no wiser than be
fore their visit, but with our purses
considerably lighter. The chest of
silrer in the attic I now opened to sup
plj the place of what had leen taken.
I called Slary to help me carry it down
stairs. How her eyes danced when she
sav. the rich contents of the chest, and
how fervent were her thanks that the
burglars had not known of this extra
We felt very grateful to Mary and
cared tenderly for her unt'l she was
quite strong again. She said she suf
fered greatly with her teeth. The gag
haJ been put in her mouth so roughly
that it had loosened some of them, and
she now made frequent visits to the
dentist's. Often she was gone the en
tire afternoon. She always took a
bundle with her. Once when I ques
tioned her atyotit it, she said that she
wrapped up the waist of an old dr?ss to
wear in the dentist's chair to keep her
dress fresh, ami I could but commend
her prudence and careful forethought.
One evening at dusk, when Mary was
out, I went for a stroll with my hns- i
band. As we were ascending a steep I
hill on the outskirts of the town we j
saw two figures at the top, clearly out
lined against the evening sky. My
husband hastily drew me intoahicket
at the side of the roaL As the figures
approached. I saw in the faint light
that one was Mary, and an evil-looking
man was with her. They stopped near
us and Mary, handing him the bundle
she carried, said something about
"melting." I thought she was refer
ring to the very warm day just over:
then nastily separating, as a carriage
was seen coming up the hill, she called
out: I will be here next week at the
same hour." and walked rapidly away.
.Vy confidence in Mary was somewhat
shaken in finding that she did have ac
quaintances in the place, when she had
ttfld me she knew no one; but I did not
refer to the meeting we had witnessed
when I went to the kitchen to give her
the order for breakfast.
Harry looked unusually grave the
next few days and he would not let me
share his thoughts. His only answer
to my questions was a bright smile and
the vague rema rk: I have a theory.
There was little sociability in
W , but one day, we received an in
vitation from the people of the place to
a progressive cuchrje party. I was anx
ious to accept, but could we leave Mary
alone? We had never left her for a
whole evening, since her terrible ex
perience of a few weeks ago.
Hot Mary said at once: Ot ma'am.
yon must go. Never mind me. I shall
not be afraid to stay alone. The bur
glars will not come again so soon. I
will keep the door well locked this
The evening of the company, as we
left the house, -we heard Mary bolting
the door behind us and her last words
were: 'Dont hurry home on my ac
count. I am not afraid to stay alone."
We reached the house where the gath
ering was and just as we were ascend
ing the steps, my husband said:
"Anna, I shall have to let you go in
alone. I have an attack of neuralgia
and shall be obliged to go home for
awhile. I will come for you later in
i was anxious to remain with him,
bathe would iwt let M Jwm Con
stantly looking toward the door to see
Harry enter. It was very late when
he came and there was an air of sup
pressed excitement about him that
aroused my curiosity.
As soon as we were walking toward
home he told me how he had spent the
evening. Ever since our twilight en
counter with Mary, Harry had sus
pected that all was not right. Our in
vitation out was the firs, real excuse
we chad to leave the house in her
charge, and he welcomed it as giving
him an opportunity to prove if Mary
was the thief he suspected her to be.
His attack of neuralgia was feigned
and, after leaving me. he hastily re
turned to our home. The house wai
dark except for a bright light in the
kitchen. Mary sat near an open win
dow sewing and looking so serene and
sincere that Harry felt quite ashamed
as he quietly stole behind a lilac bush.
where he could command a good view
of the kitchen and its occupant. Hd
waited dearly an hour without seeing
anything suspicious, and was aUint
moving away from his hiding place
when the town clock struck nine. This
seemed to lie a signal for Mary to fold
up her work, and lie heard her say (she
had a way of talking to herself I:
"It is time to lngin proceedings or
the folks may be home sooner than I
She took a bunch of keys from her
pocket, lighted a candle and vanished
through the door leading into the din
ing room. Harry moved around to tho
front of the house and saw a light in
one front bedioom upstairs. It disap
peared for a moment and again shone
out from the third-story window, the
room where the chest of silver was
As mv husband heard her descending
the staircase he returned to his post by
the kitchen window, ju.-.t in tune to set;
.Mary appear with her hands full of
silverware and his winter overcoat and
my sealskin jacket over her arm. She
disappeared flown the cellar stairs. My
Uusband by sttHping could look into
ins a vt't: a :t t: n no w s
this window and saw her open the fur
nace door and place the silver carefully
inside, with the overcoat ami jacket
neatly folded on top. When she re
turned to the attic for more booty,
Harry, knowing she would le gone for
Mime time, went to the station hote-e
and secured the services of the only
constable the place afforded. Together
they returned to the house and saw
Mary depositing the second load of si'
ver in the cellar. The constable wished
to arrest Mary at once but Harry re
strained him saving: "We will see the
As the clock struck eleven she reap
peared in the kitchen and locked tliu
outside door. She then put a short lad
der she had brought from the cellar
outside the pantry window, leaving it
open, probably meaning to show this
was the way the burglars had cntcretL
Then she threw the furniture about as
if there had been a terrific struggle.
From the cupboard under the sink, she
took out ropes and a gag. Tying het
ankles securely, she adjusted the gag
between her teeth, then slipped her
wrists into the loops she had made in
the ropes dextrously tightening them
by pulling them with her thumbs, and
threw herself on the floor as if flung
down by cruel hands. My husband and
the constable excitedly watched her
proceedings. They now entered tho
kitchen through the pantry window.
Mary turned her beseeching eyes to
them, as she had done the first time,
when she had so excited our compas
sion. She must have ln-en surprised to
hear Harry say:
"At your old tricks are you, Mary?
You have bound yourself very securely.
We will carry you at once to jail."
The gag was in her mouth so she
could not scream out, and quickly they
lifted and took her to a place of securi
ty. Returning to the house, they broke
open her trunks, which were filled with
her belongings. The constable said
the family were well known in the
town as a "bad lot." It seems, instead
of all being dead, as she so pathetically
told me, there were five brothers all
very much alive and giving the consta
ble constant trouble to keep them in
order. They lived in a little house on
the lonely road where we had seen
Mary handing a bundle to one of her
brothers. When this house was
searched, many other things of ours
were discovered, though our silver had
been melted and disiosed of. The
place w as thoroughly cleaned out by
the police and the family left the town
to begin operations elsewhere.
We could not appear against Mary,
and before the trial came on Harry and
I were once more living in l'hiladel- j
phi a. content to ttoard. Our experience
had satisfied us with housekeeping. !
Harriet te I. Kutler, in Detroit Freo !
"Cn t rary- M inded.
The last legislature of Kansas will !t
known in history as the Farmer Leg
islature." because the house was com
posed very largely of men from the
rural district. Some of the members
had had experience in parliamentary
rules, but many of them were entire
strangers to the technical language of
One day during the session the egu
lar speaker called one of his fa.mer
friends to the chair to act as speaker
pro tein. A motion was soon made to
law a certain resolution on the table.
The speaker gravely put the motion as
"All those who want the resolution
to lay on the table say aye: And all
who want to be contrary sav no!"
The ayes had it, and the resolution
'lay on the table as surely as if the
motion had been put in the good old
way. Youth's Companion,
A Parrot Story.
Sometime ago a captain, who had
been on a long voyage, brought home
a parrot. The parrot who had been
with him had learned some of the say
ings of the sailors. One evening the
captain invited a friend to supper, and
began talking about where he had
been, to which the parrot replied:
"That's a lie!"
The captain was rather cross at this,
so he covered the cage over. He still
kept on with his conversation, and the
parrot again remarked:
"What a lief
This so enraged the captain that ha
seized a jug of water and threw it over
the parrot and the bird screamed:
"All hands on deck, another thuqd
HOM HINTS AND HELPS.
The skin of a boiled egg is the beat
remedy for a boil. Carefully peel it,
wet, and apply to the boil; it draws out
the matter and relieves soreness.
Sugar Cakes: One pound of flour.
three-fourths of a pound sugar, one
half of butter, five eggs. Mix and drop
them on tins and put sugar (sanded on
them) just as you put them into the
oven or frost them. Detroit r ree Press.
Pie-IMant Shortcake: Mix one quart
of flour, one tablespoonful of butter,
and half a teaspoonfut of salt, with one
teaspoon ful of baking-powder, and
sweet milk sufficient to make a soft
dough. Koll out into two cakes one
quarter of an inch thick. and bake; then
split and spread with preserved rhu
barb. Demorest's Monthly.
Egg Sauce: Heat the whites of
three eggs to a stiff, dry froth, beat the
yolks with a silver spoon; beat into the
whites one cupful of powdered sugar,
add teaspoonfut of vanilla; add beaten
yolks to whites and sugar and beat.
Always have the whites of the eggs as
Cold as possible before beating. In
Ifeating the whites add a bit of salt.
Ingredients for almond jumbles are
one pound of sugar, one-half pound f
butter, two eggs one pound of al
monds blanched and chopped fine, with
flour enough to mix stiff. Roll thin and
cut out the cakes with a round cake
cutter, then with a smaller cutter take
out the center. Lay the jumbles in the
pan, brush over the tops with white of
egg slightly lieaten and sprinkle with
sugar. N. V. World.
1 1 roiled Chops: Cut some chops
from a loin of mutton, trim well, leav
ing only enough fat to make them pal
atable: place them on a gridiron over a
clear fire, turn them frequently, and
use care not to put the fork into the
lean part of the chops: season with pep
per and salt, and, when just finished
Cooking, put a piece of butter on each
and send to the table on a hot dish and
with green eas. Hoston Herald.
The chimney connected with a
range requires thorough sweeping at
least once in five years, with the heater
once in eii'ht, to insure a perfect
draught. This is done by men with
long scrajM-rs and brushes. All vents
from the chimney into living-rooms
should be sealed up during the process
or everything will le covered with the
fine, impalpable dust of soot Chimneys
are often in use for dozen of years with
out cleaning, but they can not lie ex
pected to draw when choked up with
an accumulation on their walls.
- Rihttoii Jelly: Ribbon jelly is made
by pouring different colored jellies one
over theothcrin layers. Yellow is made
from lemons anil oranges: red from cur
rants: bark colors from dark berries;
green from a little spinach-juice added
liny light jelly: and crimson by us
ing a little cochineal powder. Each
laver must le very hard before the next
poured ill. After it has all become
hard, turn out of a mold into a hand
some glass staim. alio serve in slices cut
the table. Whole fruit, such as
cherries, strawlicrrics, slices of pine
apple, etc.. can le used in it if one
L'hiMises: it js very delicious served with
cream, the whole ln ing just taken off
the ice. ami a more ornamental dish
mid not lie placed upon the table.
;n!ies Home Journal.
- -Spinach: Pick over and discard any
wilted leaves. Wash t horouLrh!v in four
or five waters. Tear into small bits and
put in a kettle without any water. Eet
it stand on the back of the stove until
the juice is drawn out. then boil until
tender. Drain and chop fine; season
with salt, (tepper. vinegar and butter.
Pack it closely into small cups and
place in the oven or in a pan of hot
water to keep hot. Separate the yolks
and whites of three hard-lxdled eggs.
Cut the whites into thin strips an inch
long. Rub the yolks through a fine
strainer. Turn the spinach out on a
plaiter. flatten the top slightly. Make
a circle of white round the top of each,
and put a spoonful of the fine yolk in
the center. If there W more egg than
is needed, make a daisy on opposite cor
ners of the dish. Hoston Itudget.
Tli Can and Trratim-nt of That Painful
In many persons the eruption known
;u prickly heat comes from the corro
sive action of the acid perspiration. It
is worst whenever the clothing has an
opportunity to rub the skin. In enses
of persons having delicate or thin skins
much relief may often le obtained by
applying a lather of soap and letting it
dry in. The soap is sufficiently alka
line in its nature to neutralize the acid
of the perspiration and stop its corrod
ing effect. The soap used should he of
the finest kind. Asa rule, chafing is due
to the same cause, and can be cured by
the treatment mentioned. Some persons
find the nse of soap much more bene
ficial and satisfactory than that of vase
line or oil of any kind. The oil acts
merely as a lubricant and to soothe the
inflammation. The soap does the same,
but also removes the causes of the
trouble to a great extent In applying
the soap to infants extreme caution
shonhl Ik used. Only a small surface
should Im' soaped until certain that no
injurious results follow. Some persons
get relief from bathing with a weak
solution of bicarbonate of soda. Bos
ton I Judge t.
Many dresses of summer cloth and
other wool materials in self colors, are
worn with Louis coats of rich Pompa
dour satin or Marie Antoinette brocade,
a black ground scattered with colored
bouquets, of small size preferably. The
basques of the majority of new gowns-
are tabbed variously, some narrow, oth
ers wide. And the long skirts i- e.,
the lower half of the fashionable
coat, are not invariably of the same
fabric as the upper part A gown of
gray and reseda shot silk is cut long
at the hack, but from each hip the
basque is supplied by a wide flounce of
twine-colored guipure. The cross-folds
of the vest show a band of the guipure
going from neck to waist obliquely.
The wide cuffs are also of the guipnre.
Another coat in Louis XV. form is
of mignonette-green cloth with the
basque cut in moderately dep tabs.
ISetween the slashings is inserted a
handsome pattern in leige-colored gui
pure, which barely shows yet gives a
stylish and uncommon effect to the
coat The vest is trimmed to corre
spond. X. Y. Post
A Terrible Nightmare.
"I tell you what it is ovitch, czarina,
Raid the czar, "you've jrot to stopoveki
making- an pel cakeovitches."
"Why soski?" asked the czarina.
Teeanseovitch, that little bitoffi I ate
last nilitski made me dream that we
bad Georgeoviteh Kennanowski here to
A tut ml Objection.
Clara This lioat won't do at all.
Boatman Why. miss, it's the lightest
and most comfortable boat on the lake!
Clara Perhaps it is, but don't yon
see that it's painted (frecn, and my b'ue
dress won't look well in it? Munsey'a
'How does the prescription work?"
asked the doctor. "It's a complete dis
appointment. answered the patieut
"It cost me two dollars and here I am
better after a single dose. All thai
:nouey gone tor 00tUiig.'r-rJhUaUt
THE FARMING WORLD.
COMMON SHEEP SORREL.
A Weed Wfcirh Seems to Urow Bent
the Toorext Soil.
Mieep sorrel ll'tmfi arelufUa, .), is
a European weed which is thoroughly
established in many parts of the United
States. It is a smooth perennial weed
which multiplies freely by its under
ground tems. The herbage has an
agreeahly sour taste. This has led
some to believe that soil upon which
it prows is acid and that an application
of lime wfll remove the difficult v. The
presence of this weed has nothing what
ever to do with the amount of acid in
the soil. I have seen it very common
where lime was abundant. Where
sheep's sorrel grows, is an indication
of poor soil. Not that this weed grows
exclusively on poor soil, but in most
caocs it will be found in such situations.
COMMON SIIEIU HOI.KKU
Manure and thorough cu!ti -ti n
leguminous plants like clover .nll soon
destroy it. Other plants of the buck
wheat family have a rather bad reputa
tion as weeds. Many of ths do-ks like
curled dock ( I2'tnrr eri;V(t L. ) bitter
dock (. obtusif'ttiu. which com
monly occur in meadows, are very diffi
cult to remove. Cattle will not eat
these weeds, thus allowing sm'-U to
form which scatter about the madow.
soon crowding oat b U.r and more use
ful plants. Trof. I,. II. I'amtncl, in
Orange Judd Tanner.
THE BEST HOG RATION.
Good Kesults Obtained lr a Combination
of Clover and Corn.
The cheapest hog food we can pro
duce is clover but the lest single foinl
is corn. In the combination of these
two foods lie the best results. Some
may say this necessitates exclusive
summer feeding. Not necessarily.
Clover hay and clover ensilage form
part of a ration for hogs in many
portions of the state in winter and give
the best of satisfaction, especially
where fed to mature stock kept for
breeding purposes. Some parties report
that they have kept brood sows on good
Mover hay, with two pounds of corn
men 1 per day in addition, the latter fed
without preparation f.f any kind.
While this style of feeding is practiced
rjuite extensively in the eastern part of
the state and by the lest farmers I
?nnnot speak of it from experience but
2ons:der it worthy of trial.
Unt 1 can speak from experience ir
feeding grain on e'owr past nr. find t
prefer corn, and can honestly say it i
une of the best, if not thf very les
way to produce pork at a low eo-;t. am
it is somewhat strange s-i few fanner
avail themselves of its advantages. A1
present prices pork ennnot Im profit
ably produced on an all grain ration.
and vet it is equally true it cannot Ik-
produced on an all grass ration. Itm
the person who has never tried feeding
a limited amount of grain to thrifty
hogs on a good clover pasture would 1m
Mirprised at the results. The practice
nf many farmers of feeding milk to
hogs on grass in the absence of a grain
ration, is not to be recommended.
While young pigs do not derive much
lienefit from pastures except through
the exercise and contact with the soil.
when the weather is suitable it is th
safest place to kep them, as old pen-
with their unhealthy surroundings and
bad atmosphere ar? particularly injuri
ous. Winter feeding should le avoided
as much as possible, especially the prac
tice of keeping what are termed store
nogs wnen not kept lor breeding pur
poses. J nomas Convey, in rarm and
SCOUR IN CALVES.
Valuable Iiifnrmatimi fr'nrni.liril a
A Kront-h nratititm"r. savs the !airv
World. pires a recipe for seunr in ciih-rs
which he has successfully used fi
many years. As this complaint is on
which occasions tfreat and serious Ioss"s
'm stock farms there may he some
farmers who wonitt think it worth
while to try it. especially as it is simple
ana cneap. a iccoction is made trorn
two hundred and fifty prammes of ice
(a little more than half a pound I ami
handful of the roots of the strawlierry
plant with six to seven pints of vat r.
The tea is given to the calf licfore both
morning and evening meals, and tlr
writer says that it is very seldom tlia.
a calf which is treated in this way for
one uay is not iounrl to ue lree Iroui
the disease on the day following.
It might be addd. for the informa
tion of the inexperienced, that a calf
with diarrhea should be at onee removed
from other calves and kept warm and
dry. If he is drinking milk the quan
tity should be diminished and alwavs
given at the temperature at which it
comes from the cow. If the milk is
mixed, it may lie beneficial to go back
to the milk of its dam.
As diarrhea is often caused hy sour
curd in the stomach, a small dose of
linseed oil often stops it by removing
the cause. The smell caused bv scour
may be checked by cnrbolic aeid, di
luted as recommended by Calvert, and
well sprinkled about the calf house, a
plan which also checks the spread of
An fncenlom Ievie for the le.lractlon
Among the most commonly employed
Jevices for the destruction of wasps
that often do great damage by punct
uring ripening grapes are glasses or
bottles with a number of openings for
the entrance of the insects. These
glasses are partly filled with thin sirup,
which attracts the wasps, causes them
to come inside the dish, when-, unable
A WASP-CATCHIS6 GLASS.
to find the points of exit, they soon
perish by drowning. One ox the va
rious forms of these glasses is shown
In accompanying illustration, f hey are
hung scatteringly among the ripening
clusters. In filling the glasses with the
sirup care should be taken that none
jets on the outside, or in the rims of
the openings, as this would make it
unnecessary for the wasps to go in.
448. Y opnlar (iardeaiog, i
It is related of John Adams that when
Stnart exhibited his portrait of Gen.
Washington Mr. Adams went to see it.
After gazing at it for several minutes
he exclaimed: "That's the portrait of a
man who knew how to hold his tongue.
which this old fool never did! The por
trait does indicate that the original
could be reticent, bnt it also shows that
he could control himself. The square,
massive jaw, the full, broad-based
nose and the compressed lips
express pugnacity and passion,
such as require a strong will
to keep them In subjection. Some
times even Washington allowed his
passion to have sway. When Glover's
Marblehead fishermen and Morgan's
Virginia riflemen were engaged in a
rough and tumble fight, Washington
leaped his horse over the bars of the
camp-fense, dashed among the rioters.
threw himself off. seized two brawny
riflemen by the throat, and shaking
them at arm's length, subdued not only
them, but the whole band. It was the
victory due to commanding strength,
presence and manner. The men saw
that they must obey, and they obej-ed.
i outh s Companion.
Toronto and Return.
We call the public's attention. esnecfaTIv
j school superintendents and teachers, to the
! raci mat on account or the -National Kriuca-
tional Association meeting to be held at
Toronto, Julv 14th to 17th. the Jacksonville
Southeastern Line and the Santa Fe route
will sell round trip tickets from St. Louis
and all points on it line at ONE FAKK,
phis ' memliership fee. Tickets will be
sold July 8th to Kith, and the limit will be
! arranRed so that thoe who wish can make
a visit or take side trips to points in Canada
and the East at reduced rates. Our route
is via Chicago and an v direct line from Chi
cago. Lon't fail to call on or write to a
railroad a sent for particulars of the "Red
i e run the finest chair and eomnartment
.leepini: are in the world.
1). XV. Kidkr. Sunt.. Jacksonville. 111.
H. A.Kt-TTLE.Gen' Agent Pass'r Dept.,513
I v nesmut .Mreet, rst. Louis.
W. H". Kent. Gen'l Pass'r A cent. Jackson
Tns time Is comins in which the man
who earns his bread hy the sweat of his
jrow nctl not work very hard in order to
Ju iL iiiebmoud Recorder.
A Treinendooa Ram pas
Is kicked up in the stomach and bowels by
Jrastit- uurtrarives. Far wiser is it to relax
the latter with Hostetier sStumiu-h hitlers.
a inch never urodiices o.;in. acts ereuiiv out
'ffeetuallv. and tue use of wiucb is never
allowed bv a weaUemne effect uinrn the
Towels. Hilious, dyspepsia, malarial and
kidney troubles, rueumatism and debility
yieiu to iu
War at J NiToit "Here, vonns reller.no
inokiiii,' allowed in this building. Stnall
at Competent Hoy "I uin't smokiug
iud." liotoii Courier
The favorable imnression nnnluced on
the lirst appearance of the agreeable liquid
fruit remedy Syrup of Fiirs a few years ago
lias been more thuu confirmed by the nleas-
int experience of ail who have used it, and
!tie success oi the proprietors and manu
facturers the California Fig Syrup Com
It is hard for the voune man who Is tust
earning to ride tlic bicycle to lead an up
:gm inc. nomerviiic Journal
It seems stramre that anvonn will con
tinue to suffer Irom the many ills urisii g
from a slut of blood impurity when Jr.
John Ituii's Sarsuparilia wid restore perfect
heallh and strength. It is a wonderful re
viver. It makes the old feelyounu, and the
CainniNS takes n irood deal of firerest
ti Lis business." "Never less than leu per
lit..." replied Chirlie Casbiro. with a
Wiir are yoi; sick! Because yni have
nKieeted natures laws. She continually
:ries t-n'orrcet the trouble but cannot do it
without assistance, i'riekly Ash Bitters is
'he assistant, needed, and with the help of
his medicine your health wdlb" fully re
lored. tiive it atrial and watch the results.
pMiTn I heard you Ion fifty dollars on
the races yesterday." Julius-, n-'-t is not
st 1 know ufiere it is Green n.is iuM
Detroit Free i'ress.
lXAAjtw eyed little children, worm are
making them miserable. Mothers tret them
a box of Ir. Bulls Worm Destroyers.
hinlren like them.
"Tun nearest he ever comes to being tn a
hurry," said a man of bis mdoletit neipd
nor, is in rushing tho growler." Wash
in cton rot
RiiErwATic Pains are greatly relieved by
Uleiin s f-ttilpltlir 0:ip.
Hill's Hair and Whis'ier Dye. 50 cents.
Lire is as uncertain as a penny in the filot
machine You may pet vour tutti frutti
and you may get IcL N Y Herald.
Those who wish to practice economy
siioiiiii nu.v i ancr s i.ime t.iver rius.
Fort.v pikls iu a vial; only one pill a dose.
When a man pulls down the shaile and
Jerks it off liie roller he get a curium .eo
re. usneao raiiauiuiu.
Best, easiest to use and cheapest Piso's
Kcmedy for Catarrh. Hy druggists. Sic.
It is rnly when he brines In his bill that
the physician declares himself id favor of
ui?h tieaia Washington i'ost.
New York. June Z l9t
M it It mi. r Wheat
V, "tf.AT No 2 It. . I
ISN No. 1
Vi lik Ni-w Mi's
12 0.1 12 On
itl-.K Ks rii-y s:etrs .. ..
Ml M ,S ConiliHiii to Select
IIKKI- K:ur tofhoice
H.lH H-f .i.eiil.
XXX to Choir....
4 l-l U
12 I'll tf
' UK AT No. 2 Ue.l inter .
tlllN No. 2 Mixed
IIA1: No. 2.
KYK No 2
ItCTTKK Choice Drl'irv
1'ilKK strtinliinl Mea
II Al I IN Clear Kill
I.AUH Prime st -inn
Vi lOlH'lmiee 'I'uli
HIK.S li.Hiil tot liolee
IIKKI'-t air to t ho ee
1'UH B-tt -r I'.it.-lit
WIIKAT-So. 2 Sp-ing
l. s No. 2
10 15 (t 10 20
11Kk Stamlanl Mess
CATTLE Shipping Steers. ..
Ill -All i.ru.ies
W HEAT No. 2 Red
fi 'UN-No. 2
ELiil'R-lliilhllrade 4 T5
a 5 25
m 20 no
CilltN No. 2 74
OA IS No. 2
II XY hoiee 19 50
II IKK New M-
BACON Clear lilb
WHEAT No. 7 Red
CORN No. i White
OAT' No. 2 M sell
11 IKK -Men.
DetflT fa danarrots tn tttrk
rM: It la aWDectaUY haaaftloaa
In diseases of ttte Bk-oi. Cor
rupt Ion breed eonnpttoo : and
casta, tf nrlectl. rierekD
u Incurable c&ronlc dis
ore cure for all
d Bcmrtua, fUtln Eruption n.
and baa cured Ihooianda of
caaea of Canecr.
It to a powarfnl tonic for dtt
eata persona, yet te harmlesB
and Incapable of Injuring tba
most aenaiUTe system.
A trearl on Blood and tftta
Diaaasea aaUed ran on appu
Druggist Btll It
BWIFT SPECIFIC CO..
Wnx be found an excellent remedy for
tick bead ache. Carter' Little Liver Pills.
Thousands of letters from people who hava
Bsed tuem prove tui luct iry mem.
'ARtyoo In favor of cremation f" be In
quired, in tho hope of stimulating talk.
"Yes,'1 she replied, "ice-creauiaiion.'
On the move
Liver, Stomach, and Bowels,
after Dr. Pierce's Pleasant
Pellets have done their work.
It's a healthy movement, too
a natural one. The organs
are not forced into activity
one day, to sink back into a
worse state the next They're
cleansed and regulated mild
ly and quietly, without wrench-
ing or griping. Une tiny,
sugar-coated Pellet is all that's
needed as a gentle laxative; j
three to four act as a cathar- i
tic They're the smallest,;
cheapest, the easiest to take.
Sick Headache, Bilious Head
ache, Constipation, Indigestion,
Bilious Attacks, and all de
rangements of the Liver,
Stomach and Bowels are
promptly relieved and cured.
This is the auerv cer- !
What Is petuallv on vour little I
bov's lios. And he is I
It For? no worse than the bie- i
eer, older, balder-head
ed boys. Life is an interrogation '
point. What is it for? we con
tinually cry from the cradle to the
grave. So with this little introduc
tory sermon we turn and ask: "What
is August Flower for ?" As easily
answered as asked : It is for Dys
pepsia. It is a special remedy lor
the istomach and Liver. .Nothing
more than this ; but this brimful.
We lielieve August Flower cures
Dyspepsia. We know it will. We
have reasons for knowin" it Twentv
years ago 11 started in a smau country
town. To-day it has an honored
place in ev y city and country store,
possesses one of the largest manu
facturing plants in the country and
sells every where. Why is this? The
reason is as simple as a child's
thought. It is honest, does one
thing, and does it right along it
a G. GKEEX, Sole Man'fr,Woodbury,!i.J.
Bui do not use tho dangerous alkaliM
and mercurial preparations which destroy
four nervous system and ruin the digestive
power ol the stomach. The vegetable king
dom gives us the best and safest remedial
agents. Or. Sherman devoted the greater
part of his lite to the discovery of this relia
ble and safe remedy, and all its ingredients
are vegetable. He gave it the name ol
Prickly Ash Bitters !
a name every one can remember, and to the
present day nothing has been discovered that
is to beneficial for the BLOOD, 'or the
LIVER, for the KIDNEYS " 'or U
STOMACH. ? remedy is now so well
and favorably known by all who have used
it that arguments as to its merits are use
less, and if others who require a correct
ive to the system would but give it a trial
the health ol this country would be vastly
improved. Remember the name PRICKLY
ASH BITTERS. Ask your druggist lor it
PRICKLY ASH BITTERS CO
ST. LOUIS. If O.
My wife and child havinp a severe attack nf Whooping
Couch, vt? thnneht that we would try Piso's Care for Con
sumption, and found it a perfect ncrrft. The first bottle
broke tip the Couch, and four bottle completely cured
them. U. Stringer, 1147 Superior KL, Chicago, Illinois.
ecvhBanUVi rs. aOiW
It is a solid c&ke -
Try ih in your next- house-deMiing &nd be happy
Can be secured by the small investment in one cake of
SAPOL10 wlien you have a house or kitchen to clean.
From the paint to the pots and pans, and including the
windows and floors, it is the very best labor-saving soap
for scouring and cleaning. All Grocers sell it.
Of Roxbury, Mass., says
Tr j i t
Kennedys Medical Discovery j
cures Horrid Old Sores. Deeo
Seated Ulcers of Q years
standing, Inward Tumors, and :
every disease of the skin, ex-
cept 1 hunder Humor, and j
Cancer that has taken root. !
Price, $1.50. Sold by every I
Druggist in the U. S, and:
A CHANCE TO MAKE $250
THE WORD CONTEST
ST. LOUIS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
The ladi of th Si. Lnnis CbiMrii Hpitl har
iTT.ici Wool Conlwt. th proceeds ! btch ar
tn go toward the hmpitftt tumd. . .
The above prixe wi. be K"en to the peravn
the prateit nnmr of woni mle from the lettei
contained in the (olluwieff e itenra:
"LET CHARITY AROUSE YOUR ZEAL,"
object tn the following ralea:
1. All word But be number-d. r
J. All the word found m Ihe ; nch part of Wea-
t atr-r or ..reenter Dictionary win we atcepieu, wa.-
clu.iine the append it.
( 2 No nmiH-r nr e-rocTanbira! name are allowed.
7. Word anelted tfce same are counted but one, mm
lattf-r how diflV rent the meaning t.
. Words spelled different l.r. having the aaa
jrr her with ; cents in money stamps or poftiat bom
and th? full adi1re of the render.
Semi li-tr to "Word on lot Committee. P. O. Bos
No. 45a. M. Louis. Mik
KS. HI'ilH ScKITTRlCK.
MRS. f KANK P. Hl.AUL
1!:s. AL:X. COTHKAK.
MKS. H. S. PUTTER.
GOLD MED AT., PARIS. 187a
W. BAKER & CCS
from w blch the. ncewa of oil
baa been r? moved.
mbmolnMjf awre mntt
it im Hm.
Xo Cfi em irate
are uaed in Ita preparation. It
has ntore Mia thrtt time th
strength of Cocoa, mixed with
Starch, Arrowroot or Pogar,
and la therefore far nor cco
I Domical, cutting It than onm
mtacup. it Is deltckma, noor
lhiDg, PlresgtbcDinff. basilt
Piuksted, und admirably adapted for Invalid
as well aa for peraona In health.
(Sold by Croeera averyw her.
W. BAXEH & CO., Dorchester. Matt
READ THIS LETTEll.
.. pa, yrar t aaTr beea aflilef4 arlta ka4
nicr.ll-a. .'aailaaltoa aa I I aa
trlrd all Ike awdtclaea eaaM aalcl af.
bnt all la aala. mr alclaaa iM
nnt relieve my tMtlfwu. la the mtaa
tlaie I lralre aadVrareat ala. Life waa
a ra. T a weeka ace aaw tke t'klcas
"Tlier-," aatajr eye Tell ea aa aertlae
airat r Tatt a P Ilia. eeeleea ta try tfc-!a-Thry
kave werkea weederfallr- Tker keep
appetite ana are earlac air plica. 1 mm
Klroes and eaa walk bit awtaaee. in kal
i ha ''" rmrm T w"'f
air life. I.et the alHIctea every wfcerekaear
lar ir yalae. whlrh l heyand eapreaalen.1
TIIKlt ll.n LUSD. Spriaaael. O.
Tutt's Liver Pills
ASSI.nlI.ATK THE FOOD.
ARE YOU A FARMER?
If so yon are one from choice and
can tell whether farming as an in
vestment pays. Do you make it
pay ? Have you first-class tools, fix
tures, etc. ? You say yes, but you
are wrong if you have no scales.
1 ou stumlil have one, ana by send
ing a postal card you can get full
JONES OF BINGHAMTON,
I EWIS'98 LYE
I POWDERED AND PIRFVUS
The ulrmionl and purrtt Lye
made. Will make the bnt per-iiinu-il
Hard iSoup in 20 minutes
tnf Ann! Win - It ia the beat
for cleansin? waste pipes, din.
infecting sink, closets, wash
ing bottles, paints, trees, etc
PENH A. SALT MTG CO.,
Gen. Agts., Phils., Fa.
Fruit and Vegetable Evaporators.
Ttiv wihtnr to embark ! a profitable bnlnt
rviiuirinft lliti' capital, writ mr it onr- 1 rnvnufarV
orr. -n...( thflMt rVAIMKATlt In th market,
CHA8. C. TRC8COTT. - Chicago, III
Vr-UMI THIS PaVPM Mft JMBHIa
IF YOU Dip VP I r TKLL US so.
IV . XT A DIVIIlLC WILIKB LAIN
NEW OR SECOND-HAND. St. Loula, Mo.
kt-.IAMav IkU AtkHJ mm M WW.
afa aV .av iT .67TjCV-
fWnl for ltivnttr h (.nldeor Hn l.-lihlaina I'atrnt-
5Utt Irtr Dirt-Flof PKMI av4 Ht TT LAW.
PATRICK 0 FARREIL. - WA8HXBOT05, D. &
UIV rrirn cured to ty curio.
lift I LI apll We want the name and ad
P. AQTUARA V. S. and Canada. Addrra,
HO I nlHIl r.inui..u.ta&k.i.i.
hu'l air lrrts. ntnlM: r ah grada,
I.KT LIST AMI SAVK MONKY.
aVMUUI CYCLE CO., ST. UiIU. Ha
CURED OB SO PAT, Call.oa
Addra with atamn.
0L0BX ELECTRIC BELT Cft
104 M. Broadway, 81. LOOTS, M0.
DO YOU WANT TO MAKE MONEY?
A mat opwatonltr to mikr SILVER DOLLARS.
Write to Haal 4k fcalea. IM Otk In. H. V.
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