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CAPE GIRARDEAU. - MISSOURI
Who the Ghost at the Old Home
Into every life comes a preat sorrow,
Sooner or later; and when I was
twenty-two my parents died, almost at
the same time.
In the first agony of my grief I closed
my ancestral home, just as it was, dis
missing the old servants and intrusting
the keys to a valued friend of my late
father.' My bereavement gave me a
gloomy turn of mind, and study was
my only solace. Though all my col
lege days and preparation for the law,
I made few friends and never visited
the dear old home, hallowed by so
many tender recollections.
Five years at the bar, without any
home ties or outside pleasures, began
to prey upon my health; and in the
summer of 1S my physician per
emptorily ordered me to rest.
My nerves were worn with the ten
sion of pleading the case of Itond, in
the great case of Itond and Hradstreet,
which so stirred the most aristocratic
circles of Iloston in that year.
Most of my classmates were married,
but, as yet. I had never seen a woman
I cared to spe :d an hour with since my
fair mother died.
I proudly said that love was a myth,
beyond the ties of blood: and not a par
ticle of romance was in my mental
Realizing that my physician's advice
was such as I ouyht to follow, my
thoughts turned to the long-deserted
house in Farleigh, but two days jour
ney from Itoston.
I arrived at dusk on a warm summer
evening, and. taking my gripsack in
hand, sought my old friend for the key
of the silent house.
He greeted me with delight, and
urged me to remain with bis family.
Years had silvered his hair, but had not
cooled his regard for my father's onlv
I don't. like it at all, Frank, he
said, as I took my departure. "You will
have the hypo's m that house. It
hasn't been aired, is damp; really, you
must not go."
His earnestness was sx impressive
that I asked:
"Why? You must have some more
potent reason. Mr. hee."
With evident emliarrassmcnt, he an
swered: "I hear, unpleasant as it may W to
you, the house is said to be haunted;
lights are often seen, gleaming from
the windows, and "
"Nonsense! I don't believe in ghosts.
There is plenty of fuel in the shed or
was I have matches. Heat will con
quer the dampness, and a revolver will
dispel all the ghosts I believe in. Come
over in the morning and you will find
me all right, (iood night.'11
I stood at the gato and looked up at
the great, rambling structure. All was
dark and still, not even a bn-ath of
wind stirred the leaves of the large
honeysuckle that el i ml km 1 at its own
sweet will over one wing. The air was
heavy with its r'u-h perfume.
A ruse tree, growing tall and branch
ing, was lac en with blossoms, their
pure white gleaming in the darkness.
The torders of the once well-kept
beds were rank and tall, and a hardy
hibiscus had nearly obstructed the path
way. At least, no vandal hand had dis
turlted mv mother's flowers.
The key turned rustilv in the Iwk
and the door creaked on its hinges. 1
stood for a moment like a guilty crea
ture ere I entered, and almost doubted
the propriety of spending a night in a
dwelling that had not leen occupied for
The air was close but not as damp
and musty as I anticipated, and light
ing a small lantern, with which I hail
provided myself, I went in.
I examined the hanging-lamp in the
hall, but found it destitute of oil, as 1
One in the parlor was full and, to my
surprise, wick nor oil seemed candied.
Its light illuminated the room and lent
a homelike glow to its appointments.
Dust was on the rich hangings at the
windows over the oil paintings on the
wall, and tinted the walnut of the
furniture with a grav hue. The closed
piano reminded me Um strongly of my
mother; I could not stay in that room,
whose orderly precision carried me back
to the day of her interment.
I sought the library and soon had
glowing fire in the grate. Little
shivers ran down my back and I began
to feel uncanny fears which I resolute
ly shook off.
I busied myself airing some bedding
by the hrc anil improvising me a conch
on the lounge. Although a sultrv sum
mcr's night, the lire was not uncom
Reclining in the very easy chair
where I used to nestle as a child, with
my feet on the tarnished brass fender
and a cigar between my lips I tried to
feel at home.
The books looked down at me from
the shelves and old memories kept me
What a neighltorhood this must be.
not a thing had been disturbed in all
these years; indeed burglars were un
known in farleigh.
A slight noise in the room above
aroused me, and I took my lantern and
explored the chambers.
"Rats, I said, as I was about to de
scend, when I again heard it: this time
I knew it was in the attic I could hear
Secreting myself beneath the stairs I
turned my lantern down and waited.
1 am no coward, but it was no pleas
ant sensation to wait for those soft foot
falls to reach the lower stair. The
stairway was closed up tn the old style
with a door.
A hand was on the latch, I grasped
my revolver. The door opened, softly
and slowlv, and I turned on the full
light of my lantern at the same time
pointing my pistol at what?
"Stand or 1 hre, 1 cried in a voice
that echoed through the long, dark hall.
A feminine shriek answered me, and
a form crouched down in the stairway.
My pulses beat tumult uously as
held the light so close to her face as to
almost blind her.
"What are you doing here? I de
"No harm, sir, returned a musical
voice and the form rose, revealing
slight girl of some eighteen years with
great startled eyes as soft and velvety
as a fawn's, looking out from a deli
cate, wild-rose face framed in masses
of golden hair.
"Explain yourself, I said, pointing
at the traveling-bag she carried. "Are
there any others?
"No; with a defiant gleam in those
"Come downstairs then and tell me
how yon come to be here.
She obeyed, and was soon quietly
seated before my fire.
"You wonder, sir. how I came here
in your house, question ingly. I bowed
assent. "Very well, I will tell you. I
am a poor working girl, and this sum
mer I was out of employment The
temptations of the city are great to a
poor girl like me, and I came out here
in the country. So one would hire
me. My eye sought her hands, so soft
and whiUi. "I never did do house work,
bnt I cc-ild. I work in a printing of
fice. SV.me one told me about this
house, and I rambled through the
grounds one day. It was all so cool
and restful I longed to stay. I got
into the house, and, while I wandered
through the rooms, a terrible tempest
"I had to stay, indeed I did, sir; and
slept sweetly in a room in the upper
"It must have been my evil genius
that prompted me to stay. I thought it
could do yon no harm, and me, oh! so
much good to spend a few quiet months
in this great empty house.
"I cook my food with a spirit-lamp.
I have not taken anything, truly, sir;
but I know it was very wrong. I keep
a light burning all night, and people
say the house is haunted. It is by me.
Then I only go out at dusk, and always
in white. If I need groceries I start
before daybreak and walk to A ,
coming home after dark.
"Hut I will C fttonce, sir," nervously
clasping and unclasping those tiny
A great pity welled up in my heart
for the childish creature. Were the
spells of a woman beginning to cast
their glamors over me, Frank Linwood,
soler-miuded lawyer that I was?
My father never turned a dog away
from his door hungry and cold. Mine
was not a charitable heart, hut I knew
the law of kindness.
"You must not go to-night, I said,
and we kept our strange vigil through
all the long summer night, for one of
those sharp, fierce tempests that so
often follow a sultry day was rising.
Itlinding flashes of lightning made the
girl cover her eyes with her hands, and
the heavy thunder shook the house.
I had noticed sonio heavy, dark
clouds drifting athwart the horizon as
I walked from the station to Mr. hee's,
but the tempest came upon me as a sur
prise. A heavy clap yf thunder and a sharp
flash brought us both to our feet KUen
Hlaine, as she told me her name, begun
to sob with terror, and I soothed her
like a child. The touch of her hand
stirred my sluggish blood, and I felt the
silky feel of her tine hair for hours af
ter its silken braids brushed my cheek.
My plans were quickly made.
"Have you no friend or elderly rela
tive who can come here and stay with
you? If so 1 will pay you a monthly
sum to keep the house ocn and to put
it in such o-der as would please my
mother if she were alie."
J)o you mean it? with a sharp look
on the childish face, a suspicious look, I
"IVrtainly; It is not propcryou should
stay here alone. I shall lnard at a
friend's during my visit, but I would
like to keep the house open while 1
"There are repairs, of course, needed;
carpets need taking up. drawers over
hauled. I fear rats, mice and moths
have been at work.
A hot flush burned on her cheeks. I
feared I had wounded her pride.
"You will do me a favor. Miss
"You are very kind. I will stay if an
old aunt of mine will com'? out to ch::jt
emne me, archly.
I wonder now that I did such a
quixotic thing. I must have leen fas
cinated by her beauty, and the influ
ence of my surrounding made me soft
hearted. I breakfasted at Mr. I-ee's and Intre
his raillery very well when I told him 1
had leased the house to a middle-aged
lady and her niece for the season.
In due time Mrs. and Miss Itlaine
took possession and neighlors legan to
call on them. It was vrv pleasant to
I have tlie Iiouno occupied.
1 was a fre
quent caller, and on one occasion sur
prised KUen, or Nellie, as 1 learned to
call her, seated at the piano.
"I)o you play? I asked in some sur
prise. A brilliant movement, followed by a
soft accompaniment and a hird-ltkf
song, was her response. She enjoyed 1
my astonishment: music was mv moth
er's passion. I almost dislike I to have
anyone use her instrument but con
quered the feeling and sent to the
city for a piano tuner. It was really a
fine instrument and Nellie quite a per
former, so I sM-nt many evenings, with
Mrs. Itlaine nodding in her chair, listen
ing to her simple songs or gav fanta
She was mistress of the violin and
showed an almost childish joy when I
brought one, that had been mine, from
some hidden recess. I have heard many
masters handle the bow but never one
who could draw such touching and
thrilling strains from the instrument,
Mrs. Maine's small eyes would open,
for she spent the most of her time
sleeping, when Nellie struck the first
chords. There was something a Unit the
woman that always repelled me, and
the way she looked at me from her
half-clttsed eyes really made me nerv
ous. She wore a wig of that peculiar
faded, reddish brown which wig-wearing
ladies so much affect, and her man
ners were rather coarse.
As deeply as I was in love with her
niece, I recoiled from becoming con
nected with that lady by marriage.
The grounds at the rear of the house
sloped down to a river, flowing broad
and free, and I soon had a gay little
boat for my use on long afternoons or
sweet, still evenings. With Nellie op
posite me, it was my delight to row for
hours, or, resting on my oars in some
shady cove, to idle the hours away
feasting my eyes on that lovely face
and gazing into the depths of those
dark, bewildering eyes.
She had as many phases as the moon;
one day tender as a dove, another dig
nified as a young queen. Possessed of
strong mesmeric powers, she would
handle the reins over the back of the
most fiery horse I ever saw; and once,
when we were out walking and en
countered an ugly cow, who rushed at
us with lowered head and glaring eyes,
while I was looking around for a club
to quell her wrath the little witch
stepped between the enraged animal
and myself and coolly looked her out
I remember of thinking that, if I
married her, that would probably be
the result of any conjugal difference m
which we might indulge.
Although slightly hoydenish. Miss
Nellie was always dressed in exquisite
taste. Soft, flowing mties of white, or
fluffy ruffled gowns as delicately pink
as the heart of a nse. I vaguely
wondered at the variety of costumtj
which her slander means allowed her. ;
Once I hinted as much to her. It was
a cool, rainy evening for the season of
the year, and I went over to the house
to spend an hour or two.
It was seldom that I found Nellie
alone at that hour, for the young peo
ple of Falrleigh had formed the pleas
ant habit of running in to see her at
that hour for a little rausicale or a
game of cards.
She came to meet me, looking as fair
as a dream in a shimmering robe of
silver-gray silk. A bunch of some
tiny, sweet-scented flowers nestled in
her corsage, and her golden hair was
confined in a ribbon of pale blue. Its
silky meshes fell to her waist in waves
Something in the hue of the dress
and the fair odor of violets that
clung to its folds reminded me of my i
My greeting waa rather cooL Should !
I place this, perhaps low-born girl,
in my honored mother's home as its
As if divining my thoughts, she
took a seat at some distance from
mc, and taking up a book, asked
"Shall I read to you? My father
used to enjoy having me, and it has
been the dream of my life to become a
fine elocutionist Papa was so fond of
Tennyson; but oh! how 1 did dread
reading Shakespeare to him.
Her father, then, was an educated
man of refined tastes. I was glad to
learn it I requested her to make her
'I feel rather sober to-night apd
shall enjoy it, I added more kindly.
Her selection was "Morte d Arthur;
and. as she read, every word fell cleat
and pure like the soft chime of silvc
A long silence fell on us as the last
words of the poem fell from her lips;
not broken until she arose an d glided
across the room with her peculiar, un
dulating motion, to adjust "auntie's'"
cap. Aunty, who, as usual, was asleep
in her armchair; as she bent over her
the coarseness of the elder lady's dress
contrasted sharply with Nellie's silken
She came back and sank down on a
low divan near me.
I passed my hand over her bright
head, the nearest approach to a lover's
caress that I had ever made.
"Tell me, Nellie, how is it that you
can wear such toilets? This, feeling
the stuff, "is like one my mother usee
A passionate hurst of tears was hei
answer. I could not check bet.
"Yon know it is your mother's. I
thought to show you how well such
costly roles lecome me, a poor girl! I
know you despiiie me; you always did.
It is no use for me to try to please you
I wish I had never seen you."
Sob, sob, sob.
What could I do but dry those dark
eyes with uiy own hands and silence
her words with kisses, she was such a
foolish child, ln-cause through petul
ance she disclosed a strong desire to
Man's heart is wicked, deceitful, but
desperately fond of adoiation. Yet I
ditl not speak of my love, some unseen
power held me back.
I was shocked at her for wearing my
dead mother's garments, so sacred to
1 must have been in love or bereft of
my senses for I was seriously meditat
ing offering my heart and hand to this
girl of whom I knew positively noth
ing, when an unforeseen meeting pre
vented this lifelong mistake.
It always took me a long time to
make up my mind to do anything of
importance, but when I once decided 1
was quick to act
One hazy evening I started to go
over to see Nellie and dec id i my fate.
Mr. Lee had just returned from A
with the startling news that the hank
had been operated on by burglars and
they had got off safely with their
The only store in Farleigh was
broken into the previous night and
si une money ltcsidcs many articles of
value were taken.
I took my revolver in my pocket and
was calculating the prof riety of Nellie
and her aunt's remaining in that house
nhMie nights any longer, fool that I
I went across the fields intending to
go into the ground by a little gateway,
at the end of a path running up from
the river. This path was now hidden
by a tangle of bushes; and. as I ap
proached. I saw a woman leaning on
the gat It was Nellie.
She saw me before I could speak.
"Slim Jim. is it you? she asked.
'Yes, my voice was husky with
emotion, the lie rose almost uncon
sciously to my lips.
I drew near to be certain it was my
darling speaking, and she threw her
soft arms round mv neck, pressing
warm kisses on my cheek.
;ird yon cracked the crib last
night, and got away with the lioodlc,
but I've liccn so worried all day for
fear the nibs would get you."
I thanked tlod, in that brief moment,
that I resembled Slim Jim as much in
a fv moonless night asanyoneelse,
and vaulted lightly over the gate.
"Tell me alxtiit younM'lf, my daisy.
I said with an encouraging pat on h
plump cheek, "for I can't stay only a
"Can't! I'll hide you where no one
can find yon. pop is here; he broke,
into a store the other night- I helpel
him. Where air the rest of the hoys?"
"All safe. Ta! ta!" and I retreated
at a breakneck speed. I heard her ex
claim: "I believe Jim's been drinking too
much, or the cops are after him.
Now that I knew that Nellie Itlaine
lcIongcd to a gang of burglars. I longetl
to arrest them, although dreading tin1
publicity. If Slim Jim was expected,
1 would le there to receive him with a
At midnight the officers of the law,
accompanied by myself, entered my
house, and soon had Slim Jim and
"Pop," who was no less a personage
than Mrs. Itlaine, in irons. That lady
was a bald-headed, smooth-faced man
of fifty, who had masqueraded in wom
an's attire all summer for my ItenetiU
Nellie, aroused by the uproar, came
out on the landing of the first flight in
her night-robes, looking like a little
angel, but fighting like a young tigress.
"I could choke yon, yon dumb-headed
old villian, was one of her most
complimentary remarks to me. "I've
made a nice bud of you. Sir Timber
Her allusion to my feet cut mc to the
quick for I am sensitive about them.
Hut I kept silent, feeling sure that hei
punishment would come by other
liands than mine.
She and the pseudo Mrs. Klaine were
handcuffed btgether and taken away.
"Pop" swore furiously, while Nellie
shook her fist at me.
"Of all the idiots lever met," she
cried out. "you are the biggest.
I rather thought so myself, and it
was some time before I con hi think of
the affair without confirming her final
opinion of me. Sarah P. E. Haw
thorne, in Yankee Made,
Too Mnrh Talk.
An old proverb says: "An empty
cart makes the most noise." The
voluble talker generally gives utterance
to less ideas than the man of few
words A once noted politician, dis
tinguished more for his stately bearing
and finished elocution than his depth
of thought, once delivered an elaborate
discourse, in such elegance of style and
impress! veness of voice as to fascinate
thise who failed to look below the
surface. One of these enthusiasts told
a friend that had delivered "a
splendid and truly eloquent speech."
'What did he say? queried the more
practical one, and his informant could
not repeat a single new idea that the
orator had uttered; he was compelled
to admit that his oracle had talked for
two whole hours, and said absolutely
nothing. The Home.
Sunday-school Teacher "Why did
Abou lien Ahdem's name lead all the
rest? Small Boy (remembering the
roll at school) "Because they wrote
them in alphabetical order. Boato
HOME HINTS AND HELPS.
A damp cloth dipped in salt will re
move egg stains from silver or tea
stains from china.
Even the broken tack are helpful
in this utilitarian age; they are excel
lent for cleaning bottles.
French Fried Potatoes: Peel and
cut lengthwise good-sized potatoes, let
stand in cold salt water two hours, and
fry in hot lard as yon do doughnuts.
If a teacupful of cold water Is add
ed to a well-beaten egg, and enough of
the mixture used to moisten the ground
coffee before it is made, it will be quite
a saving of eggs over the old method.
Corn Cake: One-quarter cupful of
sngar, one-half cupful of flour, two
thirds of a cupful of Indian meal, one
half tcaspoonful of baking powder, a
little salt and melted butter. Mix nith
hot milk. Hake in sheet. Good House
keeping. To Itoil Itroad Beans: Shell ona
peek of beans, put them into a sauce
pan of lniiling water and salt, boil them
quickly for fifteen minutes or longer,
should they require it; when done drain
them in a colander, and serve wKh
parsley and butter sauce. Boston Her
ald. To take coal-oil out of a carpet sat
urate w'th lcnzine and then rub dry
with a clean white cloth. If the first
application does not take it out gi
through the same process until it is out.
As benzine is very explosive be careful
and not have a light in the room nor A
Coffee: Tie four tablespoons of cof
fee in a piece of coarse cheeseelotli.
Put it in a coffee-pot with one pint cf
cold water. After it has Uuled five
minutes add una pint of boiling water
and keep it hot ten minutes. Keep tho
spout closet 1 w;th a cork or paper, if
there be no tin rover. Host on Itudget.
Aurora Satire: Make a pint of whits
sauce with a cup of hot lobster stocky
one cupful of cream, two tablespoonfuls
of butter.two tablespoonful of Hour, one
half tcaspoonful of salt, and one-eighth
salt-spoonfu' of cayenne. Color with lob
ster coral rubled to a paste with nn
equal quantity of butter and ruhlied
through a sieve. N. Y, Observer.
Conserve of Roses: Take fresh ros
petals, dip them in rose-water; mash,
and boil the juice with an etjual quan
tity of erystalized sugar: color the sirup
with a few drops of cochineal; and. just
before takinir it from the fire, drop Into
it. one by one, large, fresh rose-petals.
When the sirup has all been used in
this way sift fine sugar over the can
died petals nnd put in jars. Ladies
Mrs. V. Puff Paste: One pourd of
flour, one rmund butter. Oivide the
butter into four parts rub one part into
the flour, mix with cold water to soft
dough. Hoil it out to a thin sheet, dot
it thickly with bits of butter, using one
part, sprinkle with flour; roll it to
gether with the hands. Roll it out
again, rolling from you (not backward
and forward as usual t, dot with butter,
sprinkle with flour and roll out as be
fore. !o this thrice, leing careful to
roll from you always. Detroit Free
When it is necessary to do up at
home large cretonne draperies, such as
rurtains and furniture covers, they may
Ih washed thus: Cut np some soap in
small pieces intoa basin and fill up with
I soiling water. Leave this until it is in
a jelly. When ready to wash the cre
tonne, put this jelly in a tub with plen
ty of boiling water and let it become
lukewarm. Then wash the article
thoroughly. When the dirt is out, rinso
the cretonne in a tub of clean water
with a little blueing and some salt. If
very much soiled it may Ie necessary
to pass through two tulrsof soap ami
water. Roll the cretonne in an old
blanket antl squeeze out the wj.ter; pull
the stuff into shape and hang it up to
dry. N. Y. World.
I'rrtty Moral DeMiena in Anllfti Em
While many sofa pillows are still
rovered with flowered China silk, out
lined in gold or silver if a more elabo
rate effect is desired, the pillow of the
latest style is the flower pillow. A
pretty one. seen on a Turkish conch,
represented a great purple pansy. Thn
pillow itself was made in the shape
of the flower. The petals of purple
satin were sewed on to the pillow; the
shading was done in embroidery silk.
Large yellow buttercups and any flower
that is simple in its structure mav Iks
used in this war. One almost feels as
if in a flower garden when four or five
of these pillows are clustered in a room.
The black satin pillow in the shape
of a huge heart with golden
rows ami tiny gold hearts out
lined with gold thread upon it
tits nicely into some corners. An ex
change says that a pretty and practical
pillow rover is made of fine twilled
linen. The fabric is first covered with
a waved pattern worked in back stitch.
preferably in yellow silk. A bold pat
tern is then embroidered over this in
conventional style, when the despised
linen material will be found good
enough for any pillow in any room. Tim
stitched background has all the effect of
fine quilting, and it is a pity that work
is not more frequently done in this style.
Some of the most beautiful of antfquo
embroideries for the fronts of dresses
waistcoats, etc., were worked thus up
on a quilted material, and it is wonder
ful how very flat a pla;n background
looks after studying one of these quill
ed pieces. K uniting, chain, or even out
line stitch may lie nsed, if preferred to
the backstitch. N. Y. World
Litre for Wrap.
Lace is the material par excellence
for wraps which are made in an infi
nite variety of form and are often orna
mented with jet. A lace ca;c that is
much the vogue is of wide flouncing,
either gathered to a frill about the neck
or attached to a pointed yoke of jetted
lace finishrd at the neck with a Medici
collar of same material. This cape is a
fitting accompaniment to a dress with
a garniture of lace or is equally effect
ive over a plain costume of gray, tan or
mauve. Chicago Post.
Our Chatincey Make a Break.
"There's one thing I can not nnder
atanri about Knglish people, Mr. Burn
and," said Chauneey.
And what is that?
'You have no humorous papers.
At Mount Dfttert.
He Won't yon give me the next
She (firmly) O no, I can't, I'm en
gaged, but I I will take a stroll
down to the rocks with you. Munscy'f
A Funeral Subject.
"The editor of the Kazoo has request
id me to undertake some humorous
work for his paper.
'Made you an undertaker, has he?
That's quite an appropriate word to use
in connection with your humor. Life.
The man who never played poker in
his life may be counted upon to laugh
the loudest at the poker joke. Boston
The man who knows the least Ger
man naturally airs it oftenest, just to
make sure that it it there. Somuj vU
A Combined Workshop, Poo! try Hodm
and Summer Pig Pea.
The illustrations herewith show a
combined workshop, poultry house and
summer pig pen, that has many points
of excellence. A perspective view of
the structure Is presented in Fig. 1 and
the ground plan in Fig. 3. The work
shop is at one end where a good light
Can be secured. It has large double
doors so that a wagon or cart may be
run in for repairs or temporary shelter.
The eggs from the poultry house can
be gathered in the shop, by placing a
hinged board n the partition behind
FIG. 1. PERSPECTIVE VIEW.
the nests a very convenient and clean
ly plan. There is no ceiling to the
workshop, there being no attic floor
over this part of the building. This
gives room to hoist sleigas, sle Is and
othef articles of winter use and storj
them for the summer over the poultry
and swine quarters. A rin;r or ho:ik.
is securely fastened to the ridg p'lc
from which slaughtered pigs may be
suspended for dressing. Th poultry
house is placed in the middle to secure
warmth in winter. A yard is also ar
ranged for them behind the building,
as is also a pig yard. .Many farmevs
I ni J,
FIU. 2. GltorXIl PLAN.
keep pigs only from spring till fall. Ir
this ease the movable partition in the
front of the pen may le removed when
the swine have been slaughtered. The
floor is tlun thoroughly cleaned and
littered, when it will provide an excel
lent place for the fowls to scratch for
grain dnring the winter. The large
doors should of course be kept open
during the warm, pleas:! nt portion of
the day. particularly if they face the
Muth a, is intended. This open shed
for fowls is specially important if eggs
are desired in winter, in regions where
mvv lies thick upon the ground.
Point to lie ('oimiilrred by farmers Liv
ing In a CoM Climate.
There is no better time to east alout
for such pigs as experiene tells us are
required for winter weather in a cold
climate. In other lines of I nisi n ess
men are on the alert to discover vhat
things in use have faults, and require
to be eliminated from one's busines?.
The question of fitness stands lirst.
Tradition cuts no figure, and simply
that a thing has acquired a foothold
upon the premises ha no weight with
any sensible man. provided the article
is not the best thing in us for the pur
pose for which it is kept. A pig with
out any hair will go through winter
may do so with some protection and
gooi feeding without manifest suffer
ing. Hut this does not prove that a
good coat of hair is not required; that
the Iteast may not need extra rations
end warm shelter during severe
weather. The swine owner knows
that if he feels uncomfortable at night
under a single blanket, he draws a
second one over him. A like rule
for securing comfort would in
duce the pig to draw a second blanket
over him. if he could do this and ha 1
the blanket within reach, lint in this
direction he is utterly helpless. The
only dependence the pig has for com
fort, whose destiny is to go through the
next winter, supposing that he is to
"rough it" is, tirst, upon whether fig
uratively, he has two Mankcts or only
one over him: and second, as to wheth
er his rations will le suitable and
abundant for such e.osure. Certain
pigs of the spring litter already show
how well or how illy they are adapted
to meet cold weather without showing
great discomfort. Very few essentials
cover all the points. Large vital or
gans, namely, lungs and digestive or
gans, rith the liberal outer cutting re
ferred to, areessentials. Kniirie Farm
EXCELLENT FEED BIN.
Itn Ieftl-iier Kt plain 4ut Mar.' It :iu
A feed bin for holding several kinds
.tf feed is sent to Farm and Fireid" bv
Mr. I. S. Fulton. Hanlin, Pa. It is
in four sections, two stories (upper and
lower). The lightest food, such as
A FKFII RIN.
!ran. i put in the npper Mvtmns, the
lxittnms of which are in two parts
(4 4K one horizontal ami the other slop.
injr. with four-inch space b'twcvn
hcm. so as to insert the hanil to ilraw
out the feeil. Divisions are shown
which may lie omitted, however, if only
two kinds of feed are used. The lid to
the lower story A1 is hinged ly push
ing a bolt in a ho.e at each end. and a
strap is attached to the lid. with a nail
above to hook it np. The bi 1 shoultl !e
set up on blocks so that the fowls car
i?o nnder it while feeding.
Nome 1'oiutrt for sberp tS.kl.rr3.
All flockmasters as well as men who
are on the point of embarking in sheep
husbandry ought to make up their
minds to accept the fact that the day
for fabuloas profits in this line of in
dustry in America are pone forever,
says the Sheep Hreeder. No legisla
tion can ever galvanize wool up 1 1 for
ty cents a pound. The ends of th
earth have lieen ransacked for sheep
ranges; the restless Anglo-Saxon race
has covered the world with a lleeee.
Wool, as a specialty, is down and must
stay down. The fleece must form an
offensive and defensive alliance with
the carcass. The railroads are stretch
ing out everywhere, even through the
remotest territories, so that it is no
longer impossible to ship the "muttons'
of the flock to a profitable market
Why Farmer, Should Live Well.
If a good dietary is not the chief end
of life it comes mighty near biinj so
in hundreds of thousands of instances,
and especially so with all that labor in
the open air, hence a good garden, a
good orchard and a quantity of poultry
are of first economy on a farm, tlealtn
and strength depend largely upon
these articles of diet and a farmer may
and should snpplv them himself. In
deed, we have no hesitancy in saying
that both wealth and happiness attend
very largely upon ajvjetite and its fur
Bashings. Colman't H-Jral World
End ViewJ 17." lil"
THE JULY WIDE AWAKE
la a good number for hammock and
veranda reading for old and yoang, as
some of the tempting titles show.
One of the interesting features is an
illustrated article concerning a famous
piece of the handiwork of one of Haw
thorne's characters, "Deacon Bhem
Drowne, of the tale of "Drowne's
Wooden Image;'1 the Wide Awake arti
cle (in two parts) relates to "Ye Boston
Grasshopper," namely, the big gilded
ereature which forms the Faneuil Hall
weather-vane, and is written by Ln
cinda J. Uregg and Elizabeth Browne
.Mcl'herson, the latter A descendant of
Hawthorne's Browne; it gives portraits
of the ttrasshopperandof Peter Faneuil,
and views of the three Fanenil Halls.
Other interesting illustrated articles
are "Amy Robsart's Embroidery, and
the Gates of Warwick;" and "Pussy in
Private Life," by Eleanor Lewis; no
table mention of notable cats of notable
people. There are two illustrated
stories, specially good reading for the
Fourth, "The Anti-Boy Picnic," by
Helen A. llawley, and "The Bognes'
Path,'' by James McKay, the latter a
historical tale of two plucky children.
The .serials are of goodly length: "Five
Little Poppers Grown Up;" "Miss Ma
tihla Arohamlieau Van Dorn," and the
Italian child-lift serial. The short ten
minute articles include "A Rush
Light" by Amanda B. Harris, "Sea
Daisies," by Mary E. Bamford. "The
Chimney Swallow," by Rose Dalton,
"Horology Problems," by E. II. Ilawley
of the Smithsonian Institution, "Fig
ure Drawing fur Children," by Miss
Riimner, and others. And there are
several bright pieces of verse, suited to
the popular taste. The four pages of
"Men and Things'" are highly enjoy
able. Wide Awake is 52.40 a year; 20 cents
a number. A specimen (back number)
will be sent on receipt of 5 cents. D.
Lothrop Company, Publishers, Boston.
It takes a tramp a long, long time to
break up a cord cf wool; but it doesn't
take long for a cord of wood to break up a
trump. Vonkers Statcsmun.
ttratirjrinK to AIL
The t-.iirh ftosition attained and th uni
versal as-'itu!ice and approval uf t he pleas
ant lujiiid truit remedy Syrup of Fics. as
tlie most fxci-llent laxative known, illtis.
tntt tin value ol the qualities on which its
uces is liasod and are abundantly grati
fying lo the California Fig Syrup Company.
"Now," 8Ml Ibe ,-.irieuter to his wife,
"we U be oft" to the arty as soon as I gt
out my clawhammer, brush my nails and
clean up a bit'1
Your I.lfe I. Threatened
If yon have clironic disejise of the kidneys
or hhohli'r. The most destructive maladies
attack these organs. Auuthilate such com
plaints in their infancy with Hostotter's
Ktimat-li Hitters, which without irritating,
give the r:tht impulse to the action of these
organs, ami prevent their lapsing into a dis
casd condition. Overcome, also, with the
lttttcrs malaria. dysH-psia, rheumatism aud
Woopex "Why do they sny when a man
is a little intxt-ated that he has an edge
onf Wag "Why, because be cuts up
so." Itoston Courier.
A MEmcixs that win strengthen every
part of the body that will regulate and aid
the various functions is essential to the
voAiBur and middle aire, who suffer from
locfrranii geneial weaknesses, if weak in
ai.vpartof the body, use Ilr. John Bull's
Sarsaparilla.' It i. a great auxiliary to
Nature, and thereby robust manhood and
womanhood may be attained.
The soda water clerk who cannot draw
vours without drawing vour wife s alten
tion is no expert I u ion County (N. J.)
ivf so-called "Hitlers" are not medi
cines, but simply liquors so discuised as to
evade the law in prohibition section. This
is not the case with the celebrated Prickly
Ash Hitters. It is purely autedicine. acting
on the liver ana mood, ami uy reason oi lis
cathartic efferis cannot be iiijcd as a bever
age. It should ne in every nouseuoiu.
The hen peeked husband who misses a
train lie has promised ins wne to return on
"cr.trhi's if wheu he gets home. Boston
Wiit don t vou try Cnrter's Little Liver
Pillsf Thev are a 'losiiive cure for sick
headache, and all the ills produced by dls-
orilenn liver, uuiy one piu a uose.
Don't rely too much on the man who
rwv.hs at s:ierstition; his is often merely a
snam poon. itingnaniion iiepuoitcan.
Take care of the pennies and you will
oin have a larger amount than will be
legal tender. Puck.
Pimpi.es are Inexpressibly mortifying.
Remedy Glenn's Sulphur Sap.
Bill's Hair and Whisker Dye, a0 cents.
Monet spent for adhesive plasters can
he charped to payment of a hack tar. N
Nearlt every little child needs Dr. Bull's
Worm I lest rovers occasionally. These
dainty candies never fail to do good.
It is time for the cmnlierry crop to fail
ivhcii Hie jM'acti crop fails to fail. N. O.
Do not purge nor weaken the bowels, bnt
a.-i s;xvially ou the liverand hile. A iH-rfivt
livcrcorrector. Carter s Little Liver Pills.
It is peculiar that the Taster a man Is the
sooner ago will overtake him. S Y.
BRONcniTis is cured by frequent small
loses of Piso's Cure for Consumption.
TnE old woman i.-ho "lived in a shoo"
evidently had ocighjors who kept bens.
New York. July 7, !9L
rsTTI.K Native steers
f 1 00 tt 6.5
Kl ol It Winli r Ml. t CO
W 'ill AT-N... Zlt .l ... 1 IK '
i iii: No. 2 "
litis -Western Mixed ' :17
1 UitK- New Mess 1 SO 12
fOTHlN Middling R
IlKKt K. Kani v steers. I ) l
sliippins SCI 5 70
in;S-('otiiiimoi to Select 4 4T. m 4 V.
sllKM'-Knirtot hoice... .. 3 7i a 4 ss
H.lll'K Patents 4 75 W 4 91
X. ! Choice.... . 3 2". '0
WIIK AT No. 2 lied Winter.. M.U" Kslj
rnlCX No. 2 Mixed fc'tl
il.VI's No. 2
IM K-No. 2
lllllT'-l.u- I HI
l af Hurley 4 M
IIAV-riearT thv II n
111 ITI.lt Choice Hairy
KliliS - Kresh
II IKK Standard Mess
10 on m 10 tr.'i
I.AIill-l'niiiesteani 54' 5
Win ll. -Choice Tul 30 l 31
( IIK Alia
c v:t : i: Mi pp ". 4:0 S3S
HIM.S licKMl toChoice 11 4 Si
MIKM'Kair to Choice. 4 50 m 35
KI.'l'K Winter Patents 4 to w 5 70
Spring Patents 4 9i i
WHEAT Nn J spring- 3 afi
COKN No. 2 S'tt
OMS No. 2 34 35
rolIK Standard Mess 10 25
I'ATTT.K -Shipping Strers... 2 75
IPN.K-AIIOrades. 4 08
W IIK AT -N". 2 lted
ii.MS -No. 2 '.
OHIN-No. 2 S4d
H. I R-llish tirade 4 75
( ult- No. 2
liATs-No. 2 47 a
IIAY Ciiidee 18 00
W II 00
PACKS -Clear Kib
WIIKAT-No. I Red
CKIIN No. 2 White.
OATs So. 2 Mixed
BACON Clear Rib...
COTTON Middling .
a 12 o
toanr LeTpr Prena now
Uool. Aiwararlruxloaa. Recrtred Firit Premium
at ll prominent fain for put flva rearm, ore
Also Bast STEAM PRESS in America
BICTCLES-Vfctara. fx Cm .
S-i: jrwiacaCraacant, 2:)-tCB Vk-'t
Safetr.fTi. EKtiat. List and cat. fr. i
K&IOHT CKCL& CO, ftf. LOUS, XV
The Turning Point
with nan? inn u mm trfrtaf wt and a mere
rawnmemlatlni. of rme frlmU to try ft H. H.
baa mtikI the Urea of hundmln.
8pr&klnic ftffond word fr S. S. M. Is natvrtf, fn
wtxrvrer tt ham been tried there luvealvrajs beta
S. S. S. for
Clcees 4iin Soua
ALL fiKiH DlSEASCSa
A tmutw on (food aa4 tttla Dtaean mall
nn oo application.
Jru9giaU Sell 1U
SWIFT SPECIFIC CO..
Drawer 8S Atlanta Ca
Mr. Lorenzo F. Sleeper is very
Well known to the citizens of Apple
ton, Me., and neighborhood. He
says: " Eight years ago I was taken
sick, and suffered as no one bnt a
dyspeptic can. I then began tak-
" ing August Flower. At that time
I was a treat sunerer. Jivery-
" thing 1 ate distressed me so that I
" had to throw it up. I hen in a
" few moments that horrid distress
would come on and I would have
" to eat and suffer
"again. I took a
"little of your med
icine, and felt much
"better, and after
" taking a little more
" August Flower my
" Dyspepsia disatv
"peared, and since that time I
" have never had the first sign of it.
" I can eat anything without the
" least fear of distress. I wish all
that are afflicted with that terrible
" disease or the troubles caused by
"it would try August Flower, as I
am satisfied there is no medicine
equal to it."
Have You Tried It?
Try It How!
Go to your Drueeist, hand
him one dollar, tell him you
I want a bottle of .... f
The Best Medicine known
for the CURE of
All Diseases of the Liter,
All Diseases of the Stomach,
All Diseases of the Kidneys,
All Diseases of the Bowels.
PURIFIES THE BLOOD,
CLEANSES THE SYSTEM,
Restores Perfect Health.
O WOMAN CAN AFFORD
to refuse a fair trial to an
cle which saves one-half the time and labor
of washing and house-cleaning, and pro
duces better results than any soap known.
Sur an article is JAMES PYLE'S
PEARliNE. The many millions of
packages of Pearline consumed annually,
testify to its merits, likewise the many
imitations; bewaie of these, they anni
hilate the dirt and the clothing with it.
v aanaw ma
BLS km A -BY
solid coae oj-scouring soap,
used for cleaning purposes.
I asked a maid if she would wed,
And in my home her brightness shed;
She faintly smiled and murmured low,
"If I can have SAPOLIO."
r MH4H HUri
Best Coufrh Medicine Recommended by Physicians.
Cares where all eke fails. Pleasant and agreeable to tho
taste. Children take it without objection. By tlranrists.
"It Disagrees with Me."
A anM rwaark. If ym tm.m Totta
11 1 la ymm earn Mt rlhlaf rmm like?, aal feel
ba4 -la. T-ey act aeclieally aa lira
liver. ataaeh aa4"lwela. caaialac a fr
flow offaatrle J wire-, which la eaaeaUal Ca
ttrnrnd lttla a renlar t-wela.
Don't Fear Now
Vev. WL. Barta, M avatar Plawaayo. TaWa
lllla arc hcla la hltra rraa aa a sUvrr Br
alatar. I hardly k.aaw haw w ml
alaaf wltaaattheak C'hllla aa IVter kat
laat their arva4. Oar aeaaletakcaaear two
aoaeaaTtae mia, aa fallow tt with flflea
VralBOoTaalalao. 41 tM) la threaaaeaa'r
lac a .ay. Xaa chlU aTr retaraa."
Tutt's Liver Pills
CURE CHILLS AND FEVER,
Pries, 25c. Offiet, 39 k 4t Park Place, N. T.
MCml trO rrnrsllewtnsVaeklMS,
SHUTTLES l to fMwi!55!Tiwi
Send for loeo tor's On We or Row tf. Obtain a Patent.
Send f or Dlffest of PEXSIOJI m4 BWSTV Uk,
ATBICT 0TAKRZIX. - WAflHXSQTOV, 9. &
avJLkJta nu fam r7 aw. ana.
The Soap '
A CHANCE TO MAKE $250
THE WORD CONTEST
ST. LOUIS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
The tadrw t th Si, Loala ChUdrwT Hp.i! hav
trnrg" m Wonl Ontett. th procU Um hicK art
tn c twaPd th horital fund.
Th eore pnir m I tm girtm Ut thm fwnn twittei
In imtfil ittnbfr ol nrd mail from th lUe
contained tn ( win ntm:
"LET CHARITY AROUSE YOUR ZEAL,"
muhjrtX to the follttnff rnl:
1. All wnrd of adnsbt4l
J. All lh wnni found in In Fnlfaih part of
tror Woreonlcr'a btcUoanry t!l b rccpted,
eluding th spndtK.
J. No proper or tfrogTanhim! nm nr !Iwd.
4. N lur ran b rrtJtfd in ant fl o(tn r tba
hit mad in th -ne.
ft. HtrfhMMtd m-tdv dk n-or. will h arrpt4.
C A listcoBUtnimi more than Iwrnt) -tve ertor mil
7. Vont nprd thn nr enntrd btttotK.Ba
nMitr hn difffrrnt tli m-aninc n.
H. Word prlird tlinVn-ntlj. Racing lb MS man
tMf. will b chanted u neparat w-wxU.
9. N" plnnU ord- ar aHl.
A II lUta mot be nt in brfur sptm!irt I. f l. to
fnr'hr with -rt:t in nnr Mani or nf.ni not.
anl th full aridr ..f ih ni-r.
Sn! l:t b"ttoni iatet .Vnmitte.' P. O. Boa
tti, M Lwaia. U.
MRS. Ht OII !H( KtrTRI'K,
hks. rank r. m aik.
WI.S. AI.K.X. r.M HHANK.
Mm. a. & roiTKiL
Of Roxbury, Mass., says
Kennedy's Medical Discovery
cures I lorri J Old Sores, Deep
Seated Ulcers of 40 years
standing. Inward Tumors, and
every disease of the skin, ex
cept Thunder Humor, and
Cancer that has taken root.
Price, $ i . 50. Sold by every
Druggist in the U. S. and
GOLD MEDAL, PARIS. 187a
Vi. BAKER & C0.S
from which tho rxrem of oil
haa bcra rrmord,
la mbmnltttettf perrw ted?
it ta aoinMe.
Xo CJt emirate
areurd In Ita pr-aratkD. It
ban taorv M.a Mrr tim f.
ttrrngth of 1'ocua mixed with
etatrh, Arrowront or faisir.
I and ta therrforo far more rro
Domiral, mating t tntm on 3
cento et'p. Itiod-liHona,noor-lnh'np,
DiafsTED, and admirably adapted tor lot alius
aa well aa for pernor). In health.
Sold bf C rorern errrj w hra.
W. BAKER & CO., Dorchester, tf asa
ell ne'erbe married
-B0rfh refuse all
P LI : rr is Qw-
EWIS' 98 LYE
The ttrnngrpt and purnt Lye
made. Will make the brmt per
fumed Hard Soup in "JO minutes
trifontit hi-Cn i. It is the nest
for eleanHtne; waste piies. uia
infrctine; sinks, rlost'ts. wash
ing bottles, paints, trees, eta.
PEK5A. SALT MTG 00,
Gen. Agts. Phila., Ta.
ii IU CClf CD CURE0 TO STAT CUREDL
llnl I LI til Wcnut the name and ad
dma of crery sufferer in the
& ACTUM A U. S. and Canada. Addrm,
Ad I nmn t.tn.t t,uhtr.
1 1 A I ADIA AddlED "V PAT'C"
104 M. Broadway, SI. LOUIS, M0.
GOLDEN MEMORIES ?.7WEiE.
Imt arlllnff book of Uh yir VI. Write f lerma
Sonldrlar. Hl VT ETn.ttOMhA-N.Y.ClUr.
A. N. K, B.
wx kittxo Tt advert rerKs nun
atal. Una fwm asw tks AdvarUaraMa aa taaa
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