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BEX H. ADAMS, Fmbliaher.
CAPE CiIRARDEAU, - MISSOUBL
"Srrt. m Rirat. big, lanky baby !
BwryboJy Mid o' bim;
trftig as Moses' rod, and mas bo
Some'ra near aboat an slim.
Siooptn' nhcnildered, limber j in ted.
Feet above the usual size.
Freckled face and nose tbat pin ted
From a pair o' squinty eyes;
Beddlsh hair that alius bristled,
Skin a sickly yeller hue.
Voice tbat kind o' peeped an whistled
When be went to speak to yon.
Qiogbam shirt an one suspender,
Rarrd pants an cowhide boots
Seired to mark tbat critter's gender
An to tell bim from tbe brutes.
1 How the boys nd screech an holler
When they saw bim on the street!
. He'ud run an' they ud toiler,
TLaogbin' at bis clumsy feet;
Hound the corner Jest a-flyln.
! Up an alley, crost a lot,
Till they had 'imkeered an' cry in'
An a-swearin'( like as not.
J Then they'd call bim "fool" an "taby
Sometimes dare him out to fight.
Till he's nearly crazy, maybe
Caase the feller wasn't bright.
Then for home he'd start a-bawlin
AU the crowd a-jeerln' him.
Throw in' clods an' shrilly callin:
MGood-by, booby! good by, Sim
One day Sim was scttin dream in
Right before the tarern dor;
Suddenly he heard a scrcamtn.
Up about the dry goods store.
"Mad dog 1 mad dog:' some one hollered,
As they run acrost tbe street;
Sim looked up an' stretched an' sirallered-
Then he stood upon his feci.
People turned as white as cotton,
Howled an' yelled an' took for home;
Down the walk the dog come trottin.
With bin jaws a-drippin' foam.
As he came, his head a-swayin',
Snappin', snarltn' in his wrath,
There a little child was play In',
Right acrost bis bloody path !
Sfm stoDd still but not a-sleepin'
An' bis eyes was bulffin wild.
For he saw the 6og a sweepin
Down upon tbat little child.
All to once he left his station.
Rushed upon tbe sava?e brute,
Jumped an' kicked im like the nation,
With bis heavy cowhide boot;
Knocked him clear into the cutter.
Stained the ground a slck'nin' red.
Never stopped a word to utter
'Till the giant beast lay dead;
Kctebed tbe baby up, an" rutber
Carried It with swcllin pride,
Give it over to its mother
Then he just set down an' cried!
THE SEASON TICKET.
How a Londoner Foolod a Bail
IIIEr.E was no
I question about
it. I was a most
i disrepu tabl c
a kind of per-
I son whom you
would not care
to recognize on
the street if you
dressed. 1 had
found it impos
sible, to sleep
that ni(fht and
had got up at
in the morning
ail over the west end of h ndon until
I was dead tired and rea ly to r to
sleep on any doorstep. I had put on
the oldest coat I had and wore on my
bead a villainous-looking slouch cap.
Now, there is nothing which gives a
man such a woe-begone, hangdog ap
pearance as an old and bad slouch cap.
1 had no collar on and my boots were
covered with the mud of vnrious dirty
thoroughfares. A man may be meas
ured by his soul, as Or. Watts held, but
up to date the outside world insists on
judging a person mainly by his appear
ance, and my appearance was decided
ly against me that morning.
1 came to a railway station on the
line over which I hold a first-cl ass sea
son ticket, and saw that it had been
just opened and that the gate-man was
yawning at having to get up so early
in the morning, so 1 thought 1 would
take the first train home and go to bed
like a reputable citizen. I was evident
ly the first comer and as I passed the
man he held out his hand and said:
, 'Ticket, please."
"I have a sea-son, I answered sleep
ily, as tbat is my usual reply to such a
If you are well dressed the ticket
puncher generally allows yon to pass
when you mention the open sesame,
"season." Many swindlers liave been
fined forty shillings and costs for say
ing that cabalistic word when they had
nothingto back their statement.
"I will look at your season ticket, if
you please, said the man polit.dy.
Sleepy as I was, this remark awoke
me to the fact that I was a disreputa
ble looking citizen.
"Why do yon want to sec my season
ticket?" 1 said. ''It is very unusual to
ask for it"
'Perhaps, replied the man; "never
theless, all tickets must be shown, sea
son and others."
"I have never been asked for my sea
son ticket, and 1 have traveled on this
line for months."
"I will look at your season ticket, if
yon please." ,
Yes, but tetlme why. You surely
don't think that I would try to cheat
a:' ft 'Uffsil I
"I WOULD LIKE TO SEE TOl'B TICKET.
the railway company. Do I look like a
dishonest man? '
The railway man's face was imper
turbable, but there was an increasing
firmness about the lips. He waived
tbe question of my dishonesty by say
ing nothing about it
"1 would like to see your season
ticket if you please."
"I don't want to take it out on a
damp, foggy morning like this," I said,
in a tone 3t expostulation. "It is a
nice, ornamental bit of white leather,
beautifully stamped in gold, and it cost
a good deal of money, and I would
rather not expose it to the morning air,
if yon don't mind."
Tbe man said nothing, but looked at
me fixedly and seriously, the lines
about bis month getting firmer and
I hesitated for a moment and then
said: "Oh, well, it doesn't really mat
ter. I see the booking office is open;
T1 buy a ticket"
" beg your pardon." said the man.
fasTaT aw , jinriM
y v. im a
yon will nut bay a ticket. If yon Lave
a season ticket yon have a right to go
on tbe platform; if you have not, I
want your name and address."
"lint the booking office is open, I
"Certainly it is open. I want to see
your season ticket, if von please.
"Well, but if the booking office is
open and if it is for the purpose of sell
ing tickets, why do yon object to my
buying a ticket? I'll buy a red third-
class or a blue second-class or a white
first-class, just as yon say. 1 would
rather buy a ticket than expose my
season ticket to the morning air," and
as I said this I edged cautiously away
from the man as if ready to bolt out of
He promptly placed himself bat ween
me and the door and said sternly, drop
ping the polite "if yon plea';2:"
want to sec your season ticket"
"Oh, well," I said, jauntily, "it
doesn't matter after alL I think 1 shall
walk home. It is all right I have
walked a good many miles already, and
another mile more or less doesn't mat
ter. Good morning."
The railway man called a porter, who
at once came to his assistance.
"Don't let this man leave the place,'
he said, "until he gives his name and
"I don't see what yon want with my
name and address," I said, as mildly as
I could. "I have as many acquain
tances already as I know what to do
with. I don't want to extend my call-
"lirliF. vor ARE.
ing list Let me out, if you please,
am going to walk."
Do'h men planted themselves in the
doorway and refused to let me pass.
"Do you mean to say," 1 cried, "that
you are going to attempt to stop me
from going out?"
"Show your season ticket or give
your name and address.
"I will do neither one northe other.
"Then you stav here till you do."
"I shall do nothing of the kinL Yon
let me pass. How dare you attempt to
stop mc? Have you a warrant for my
arrest? If you have not, then I adviso
yon not to put your hands on me.
".John," said the ticket man to the
porter, "go and get a policeman."
John bolted out of the door while the
other stood in the doorway, and noth
ing was said for a few moments.
"Can't this matter bu fixed up?" I
"Xo. it can't"
"Isn't there any way out of it?"
"Xo, there isn't."
"Oh, well," I said, with a sigh, "I
suppose I shall have to take the conse
quences. What are they, do you hap
pen to know?
"It will depend upon what the judge
says, he answered, shortly.
Well, now, I said, confidingly, "I
am going to let yon into a secret I
think 1 will manage to square you and
John and the policeman all three.
Such things have been done, you
The man gave an indignant "humph.'
"It has gone too far for that," he
said, gruffly, and the next moment John
appeared, panting, with a policeman.
"What's all this?" said the officer of
"This man tried to pjss the gate
without a season ticket
'Oil, I never did anything of the
"And refuses to give his name and
address, and says we haven't any right
to put onr hands on him. so I thought
I d get somebody that haL"
"Refused mv name and address!" I
cried, in astonishment
"Yes, and tried to square me when
John went for you; said he'd square all
three of us.
The policeman, it seemed to me,
rather brightened up at this sugges
"What did yon try to do that for?'
said the officer.
"I say I didn't try to do it at all."
"Didn't yon say you had a season
"Certainly I did, and I have it"
"Well, then, why don't yon show it?
"Why don't they ask for it?"
Here John broke in and said: "1
heard him ask you for it a dozen times.'
"Oh, John, John," I cried, "kow can
you say such a thing?"
"Well," said the policeman, "if I hod
a season ticket I would show it, if I
"Now, that" 1 said to the officer, "is
the first sensible remark I have heard
this morning. I never thought of that
way out of the trouble. What they
seemed to be anxious for was my name
and address. Don't you think that they
ought to have asked me for my ticket
if they wanted to set; it If you don't
sec what yon want ask for it you
The officer looked at the ticket man
and the porter. The ticket man
shrugged his shoulders and said he
would like very much to see the season
ticket. I didn't look like the sort oi
person who carried season tickets.
"Oh, all right" I said, pulling out
my purse; "here yon arc. It doesn't
look very much, but it costs a good
The ticket man took it in his hand
and examined it, turning it over and
over with a bewildered air of a man
who had been hit suddenly with a club.
'Now, I said to the officer, "don't
yon think that it's rather cheeky of
these people to prevent me from going
out and to make the assertion to you,
a respectable officer of the law, that I
had no season ticket when yon see I
have? It's good for three months
longer yet Mere they drag you from
your manifold duties to arrest a per
fect'y innocent man, and act in this
crazy way to a patron of the line
first-class patron, too."
The policeman shook his head dub
iously and said he really couldn't un
"Well," I answered, "yon are wit
ness to their charge that I had no sea
son ticket Now, I say this mrttter is
not going to end here."
"Oh. well," said the policeman sooth
ingly, "I wouldn't be too hard if I
"The matter," I repeated, "cannot
end here. I think that it's so earir in
the morning these men are not rightly
awake yet and I think they should bz
wakened up. I think that we had bet
ter have drinks all round, as the morn
ing is very damp and disagreeable.
What do you think?"
The policeman' smiled, the ti-ct man
looked relieved, and so we ekdea il
that way Luke Sharp, in JUetroil
PERSONAL AND LITERARY.
The grave of Oliver Goldsmith, in
tbe precincts of tbe Inner Temple, is
one of the neglected graves of Kngland.
The engraved letters are becoming dim
and the tablet is scratched.
Stanley's contract with the Ameri
can publishers of his book called for
S50.000 in royalty. It is now authori
tatively stated that he has received
from them the additional sum of $41.
000, and that Maj. Pond paid to him
some ninety thousand dollars as his por
tion of the proceeds of the lectnre tour.
The German empress went shop
ping in London. Her purchases includ
ed a beautiful hand-embroidered cover
let of Italian design, supposed to lie
two hundred years old, for which she
gave forty-five pounds, and a very
handsome satin quilt a reproduction
of an old pattern embroidered in soft
ly blended tones of terra cotta and gold
which cost forty pounds.
Allen G. Thnrman is said to be
breaking down physically. He takes
no exercise at all. Since his retirement
from public life he hasgot into the way
of shutting himself up in his library,
reading nearly all. night ami then re
tiring so late as not to rise before noon.
His wife is ill enough to be confined to
her bed. but she tries earnestly to per
suade the "Old Roman" to take more
That old Bourbon, the London Sat
urday Review, thus protests against a
new spelling of the name of a classical
author: "For men of letters who are
scholars and scholars who are men of
letters there is no such vocable as
'Vergil' in the world, nor ever will be.
Yergilius' in Latin, if yon liko (you
needn't bnt if you like). Itut 'Virgil'
in English, absolutely, peremptorily,
without stay of judgment without
leave to appeal."
There is just a faint possibility that
babies may supersede as fashionable
pets the pampered lap-dog. The duchess
of Portland has taken an odd and, per
haps, unaccountable fancy to be very
proud of her baby daughter and to avail
herself of every opportunity of having
the little woman with her. When the
duchess opened the great Kensington
bazar recently baby Lady Victoria was
proudly displayed to the public in her
mother's arms. Whatever is English
"goes," and why not this?
The late Mrs. E. L. Davenport was
a most charming and estimable wom
an. She was a very beautiful girl
when, as Mrs. Vining, she met and
married the actor Davenport Her
daughter Fannie has had some claim
to good looks, but it appears to hava
been an instance of a 'mother prettier
than a pretty daughter." AH of her
five daughters acquired reputations on
the stage, and her two sons have made
names for themselves in their profes
sion. London Punch reached its lift'eth
birthday recently. In all this time It is
said that it has never contained a vulgar
or immoral illusion by pen or pencil; it
has been a pure and respectable sheet.
It has reflected the signs of the times.
It has been patriotic in its spirit It
has encouraged the artists who have the
power to put humor into caricature. A
writer in the Contemporary Review
points out that every person who hnd
genius as a comic artist has drifted into
the company of Puneh artists and
writers during the last fifty years. r
Tom "Have you asked I'cssie ret?"
Jack "Yes." Tom "What did she
say? Jack "That she would take
vanilla." N. Y. Herald.
-Mrs. P. "They say that Mr. nnr.
who used to sing so much, has lost his
voice." Mr. P. "I shouldn't think
he'd offer much of a reward. " Truth.
The initiated believe that half the
pleasure of camping out consists in see
ing how miserable your fellow campers
can be under unfavorable circum
stances. Somerville Journal.
Hoffman Howes "You remember
Jack Fastman, who married Miss Ter
magant last year, don't yon? He's
dead." Murray Hill "Out of the frying-pan
into the fire,- eh?" Kate Field's
Ridgewood, Too. Small Hoy
'Somebody come quick and catch this
hydrant" All the Xeigbors "What's
the matter with it?" Small Hoy "It's
running." (Small boy promptly fol
lows its example.) Brooklyn Eagle.
Hostess "Te he! I beg pardon.
Mr. Downeast but really the New
England custom of having pic for
breakfast seems very funny." Mr.
Downeast "Ah, madam, if you conld
taste New England pies, you'd want
them three times a day."
That Aggravating Sister. His Sis
ter "Had you heard that Laura Figg's
pug has run away?" He "Well, what
of it?" His Sister "Oli,nothing,only I
thought that if you intend proposing,
now is your time. A woman's heart is
often caught in the rebound, you
know." Indianapolis Journal.
She Was a Good Cook. Fresh wed
(pettishly) "I can't see why you don't
cook as well as mother did." Mrs.
Fresh wed (after a pause) "Let's see.
George, dear, I think you told me that
your father died soon after you were
born." 1-reshwood "Yes; dyspepsia
killed him." West Shore.
Manitou. Early in the season: Ac
quaintance "Have you any relatives
with you?" Young Mr. Seekingawife
Xo." Later m the season: Another
Acquaintance "Have you any relatives
here?" Young Mr. Seekingawife
" l es, nine sisters. Colorado Sun.
-They were sitting together on a
bench in one of the public parks when
a gentleman well known for his phi
lanthropic practices passed them.
I hat man played a mighty mean
trick on me yesterday." said one of
them. -'What did he do?" "Woke me
out of a nice, comfortable sleep to tell
me where I could get work." Detroit
-A well-known dentist tried hard to
collect a bill, but after many ineffect
ual efforts said to the debtor: "I do
not intend to send you any more bills,
and I don't intend to sue yon; but there
is one thing I want to tell you. Every
time yon cut off a piece of beefsteak
and pass it to your wife, I want you to
remember that she is not chewing that
beef with her teeth, nor with yonf
teeth, but with my teeth." In two or
three days he received a check. The
motion of those doubly false teeth in
his wife's mouth was to much for th6
tausband. Demorest's Monthly.
He Knew Human Kature.
A peddler was slowly passing along
the street with the cry of "Strawber
ries," melodiously rising and falling.
Up at a second-story window sot a
woman with a baby in her arms. The
peddler stopped as he came underneath.
Don't yon want some nice strawber
ries, ma'am?" said he. "Only five cents
Xo, not to-day, said the woman de
I re only got two quarts left said
the peddler. "Won't yon bny them for
X-o-o, I think not said the woman.
If I had a baby like that" said the
peddler, "I'll buy these strawberries
The woman rose from her seat "Jnsl
wait a minute and I'll send down for
thus," ab said. St Louis Chrorinlft
HOME HINTS AND HELP
Flanngl Cakes: To a quart cf flour
add eight eggs (beaten to a froth), a
wiueglassful of yeast and as much
sweet milk as will make a stiff batter.
Set to rise over night The rising will
make the batter quite thin. Good
Rice Savory: Take some plainly
boiled rice, put it into a sauce-pan with
a lump of butter, add as much tomato
sauce as the rice will absorb, and plenty
of grated cheese. Mix well and keep
stirring on the fire until quite hot
Serve piled upon a dish. Detroit Free
For curtain-bands many nse brass
chains; others use cord or silk ribbons.
It is not nsual to work them, bnt occa
sionally the bands are shaped, made of
satin on a strong foundation, and pro
vided with daisies or other flowers.
Sometimes ribbon is embroidered. N.
A cheese custard is made by
grating three ounces of cheese and add
ing to it two ounces of butter and
creaming both together. Two eggs
arc beaten with a tablespoonful of
milk, and the ingredients are well
mixed ponred into a deep pieplate and
quickly baked for ten minutes. Chris
tian at Work.
Cucumlier Salad: Peel and cut the
cucumbers into quarter-inch slices.
Soak in ice-water. Scald and peel three
or four large tomatoes. Cut them in
halves and remove the seeds. Drain
and cut the encumbers in small dice,
season with salt pepper, oil and lemon
juice or vinegar. Put them into the
cavities, and when ready to serve put a
spoonful of boiled dressing on each.
Steamed Mushrooms: Put them in
a close-covered porcelain-lined kettle,
with about a teacupful of cold water to
half a gallon of mushrooms; steam until
they are teuder. They make a good
deal of juice of their own, and should
be frequently stirred that they may be
evenly cooked. Add a tablespoonful of
butter nailed in a heaping tcaspoonful
of flour, and season with salt and cay
enne to taste. Good Housekeeping.
In buying wash silks, if the house
selling them is not known to be abso
lutely reliable, it is safest to secure
samples and wash them before select
ing material for a gown or shirt waist
These silks may le worn so long with
out becoming noticeably soiled that it
is seldom necessary to have them
washed when inade up in gowns, bnt
shirt waists and blouses especially if
worn in traveling, often are the better
Surprise Eggs: One dozen eggs,
hard boiled: one tablespoonful vinegar;
three small pickles, chopped fine; one
tcaspoonful of made mustard; ham,
lobster or chicken, chopped; season
with salt, pepper, melted butter and a
lit) le chopped celery. Coed the eggs in
cold water and remove the shells. Cut
lengthwise, not quite through. Take
six of the yolks and mash with the other
ingredients mentioned above. Plnco
back in yolk shape in the eggs again,
close carefully and place tijion a lied of
celery or parsley leaves. Detroit Free
Fillets of Turbot: One small tnr
lnt one lemon, a little pepper and salt
and a large lump of butter. Divides
small turlHit down the middle of the
back; next separate it from the fins,
and raise the fish elean from the bones
with a sharp knife: divide it into oblong
pieces and put them in a stewpan with
a large lump of butter, the juice of a
strained lemon, and a little pepper and
salt. Set them over the fire, and turn
the fillets to admit of their being thor
oughly dressed and browned on both
sides. When done, drain them, and dish
them in a similar way to cutlets. Cover
them with either lobster, shrimp, or
maitre d'hotel sauce. Boston Herald.
A CONVENIENT KITCHEN.
lint Almnt Tile Wall, and Floors and
the I ft of Whitewash.
Although few women are permitted
to plan their own kitchens, or even to
furnish them according to their own
ideas of convenience, it is pleasant to
read what another deems best for this
work-room. One of the first essentials
of the kitchen is that it shall be well
ventilated and large enough for its
purposes. Too large a kitchen is a mis
take, as it makes extra steps, which can
be avoided when the room is more com
pact. Unfortunately, in houses built
by persons of wealth the proper ar
rangement of the kitchen is sometimes
neglected, though this is not often true
of recently-built houses. In one of tho
most palatial mansions in New York
there is a kitchen ceiled and floored
with tiles, so that the floor and walls
can be washed down with a hose
and their perfect cleanliness in
sured. Unfortunately no special
study is generally made in the
kitchen of ventilation, so that it often
interferes with the draught of the
range. The next essential after perfect
ventilation is pure, sweet clean walls,
to which the ordors of cooking can not
cling. There is nothing better than a
whitewashed wall for the kitchen.
Whitewash is itself a purifier. There
should lie a wainscoting about four
feet high of hardwood and a hardwood
floor in every kitchen. The pretty
hard pine that comes from places nearer
by than Georgia, and is therefore less
expensive, is within the reach of the
purse of almost every housebuilder. It
needs only oil to bring ont the beauty
of its veinings. A border of six-inch
blue tiles, two tiles deep, should be
around the sink where water is
splashed almost continually, and wood
is liable to rot or at least become dis
colored. If stationary tubs are to be a
part of the outfit of the kitchen, remem
ber that those with white enameled
linings cost little more than ordinary
ones and last much longer. A white
enameled sink is always wholesome
looking, because it can be kept clean
easily. The most essential furniture of
the kitchen is the stove. This should
be of the best manufacture, and there
arc so many first-class manufacturers
of stoves that it would truly be a diffi
cult matter to fail to nod one if one
were in search of a good stove. The
same general principle in draughts is
adopted by all first-class stove manu
facturers. There are so many patented
articles for the kitchen that one is in
danger of falling across at least several
make-shifts which pretend to do the
work of more ordinary things and only
partially take their place. The wring
er and a few other inventions are gen
uine boons to the housekeeper. A large
hardwood table and. if possible, a small
stone cr marble table should be
in every kitchen. The wooden table
should have two or three drawers in
place of one, as they are far more con
venient A kitchen dresser, with shelves
above and drawers beneath, is always
a convenient piece of furniture. A
kitchen should have, if possible, two
windows, which may have broad win
dow seats, so that a kitchen garden of
herbs can be accommodated in one of
them. Kitchens should be well supplied
with wire screens at the doors and win
dows to keep out flies in summer. It is
also a good plan to have springs that
shut the doors automatically, whenever
anyone passes through them, attached
to those doois which lead to the main
living portions of the house. By this
means the odors of cooking are not al
lowed to penetrate into the house. After
all, each person and family can judge
best what is needed. In the kitchea,-
Two Forma of Seenrlng- Self-Renewal by
Hew of Itaanere.
There are two distinct ways of re
newing strawberry plantations the
one which is generally preferred and
adopted being simply transplanting,
and the other some form of self-renewal
by the agency of runners. An ob
jection to the latter is the continued oc
cupation of the same piece of ground,
tbe fertility being partly exhausted by
the previous growth. This objection
may be in a great degree remedied by
copious and skillful manuring, and if
the soil has been found by trial to be
especially benefited by some particular
fertilizer, the plant will be improved
by an addition of it to the barn manure.
A mode adopted by a cultivator in Can
ada, and reported to a fruit-growers
meeting, was found to have some par
ticular advantages. The rows were
f set fo n " feet
apart and when
desired, the old
rows were rolled
over and not
plowed up, and
the trench thus
filled with fine
manure, tbe old
plants send ing
twfr it and tnk-
ijf y& ing strong hold.
1-Ti T " Till" Tl.-Vt NMcntl
the old row was
cut out and the
new plants giv
en entire posses
mode is to plow
which has become densely filled with
strawberry plants leaving a strip six
inehes wide of the old plants which
will form a narrow matted row, and
filling the shallow furrows with fine
old mannri . Another mode of self
planting is icpresented by Fig. 1, and
which will lie nseful for small beds.
All the runners are cut off bnt two
immediately after the gathering . of
the crop. These two set eaeh a new
plant The middle row, sfter fruiting,
may be cnt out Still another mode we
have used where we hav j a few rare
plants to be removed to another place
in the same garden is represented by
Fig. 2. Square cavities are made with
the spade in regular rows, and then the
plants are lifted, with a mass of earth
on them and placed in position in the
new bed. This work may 12 done any
time in the year, when the ground is
not frozen. We have had ripe berries
in this way six weeks after early spring
planting. Caution is necessary in
adopting this mode on adhesive or
heavy soils not to press it with the
spade with such firmuess as to make it
compact, solid or adhesive.
These different methods have various
advantages but it should lie borue in
mind that the plants exhaust the soil
more or less, and require the anniiiil
application of manure or fertilizers
But the most perfect growth, and es
pecially required for marketing, and
lierries of the finest quality are to be
obtained only by making new beds by
transplanting into rich, fresh. well-pre
pared soil. If done as soon as the crop
has been gathered, say alwut the mid
dle of summer, when the soil is suf
ficiently moist, they will come forward
and make a good growth through au
tumn, and be nearly as forward as if
set out the previous spring. They may
Ik- set a month later, cutting oft all the
old anil large leaves anil preserving
the freshly-apnlied moisture in the soil
with a tine mulch of manure. Country
FARM AND GARDEN.
Whkiie one has a small plat and pre
fers to grow flowers the soapsuds will
be found excellent if thrown around
the shrubs and bushes, bnt the surface
of the ground should not be allowed to
bake or become hard.
Tiik rules that apply to beef cattle
apply, to some extent to poultry ra sed
for their flesh. A fowl to be prohtanie
for this purpose must be "near the
ground," that is the legs should lc
short and thick. Long-legged fowls
are not desirable.
Mast small fruit growers have been
dissatisfied with the dewberry on ac
count of its troublesome habit til
growth. A Pennsylvania cultivator has
trained his bushes upon a light wire
trellis and thus overcome all ditli
culties of cultivation.
If yon are going to bny a cow for
your dairy test her first We know of
a dairyman that when about to buy a
cow, rides through the country gather
ing samples of milk from the cows
offered for sale. He tests the milk at
his home, and buys accordingly. He
makes money out of his dairy.
Vkterinaby surgeons state that the
milk is the Srst thing affected when a
cow becomes ill, and that the milk will
show indications of coining milk-fever
and garget a week before any outward
sign can be discovered. A sore, or
anything that may be liable to poison
the blood, also poisons the milk at the
A Homemade Implement Which Seems to
Work Well Knoutjh.
The accompanying sketch gives a
good idea of a homemade stnbblc-break-er
and lcvelcr to use after sowing grain.
The inventor of it J. Flomerfelt. Som
erset county, N. J., writes us that it
works best on a mowing when the
stubble is frozen, as then it breaks it
HOMKHA11E STI BBI.E BREAKER
"like pipe-stems The breaker is made
of a two or three-inch plank, and with
pieces bolted on the top, so that a
hinge can be attached, it works well on
uneven ground, and is easily taken
apart in storing away. Being eighteen
feet long, it works fast and is not hard
for the team. To take it to the field,
unhook the chain at s and draw it end
wise. The hinge should be one of those
with an eye and key to take apart eas
ily. American Agriculturist
Tho Common llaek.
There is no profit made on the com
mon puddle duck since the Pekins have
been introduced, as the common kind
are not only small, but of slow growth.
To secure the largest returns from
ducks they must be in the markets at
a certain period, and as the common
ducks grow too slowly to come in early,
they do not bring high prices Tut
Pekins are the favorite, market ducks
and begin to come in about the begin
ning of May, thecloicesl weighing five
pounds each. Crossing with Pekin
drakes has not been sat ..-factory. th
pure breeds giving the best results
tai m and Firesida
Inqulries are often beard in public place
about the large breweries of this country,
and in vie? of the interest ueoole take In
the history of all successful enterprises, a
few facts short and to the point about one
oi too .orgeat aaa mat Known oi uh n est
srn Breweries, viz., the P. Bchoenhofen
Brewing Co. of Chicago, kindly supplied by
that concern, may not be out of order.
Business was commenced ia 1853 by the
founder. P. Bchoenhofen. on a small kit of
1,600 square feet, for which be paid about
eXiOt The ground now taken up by the
Dretrery amounts to ioi,5io square leel ana
is valued at over 000,000. Add to this a
large piece of property acquired a few
months ago at a cost of $75,000, for the
buildiugof an enlarged bottling department
made necessary by the fact tost although
working day and night in their present
location they ore unable to fill the demand
for their bottled goods, and there is enough
ground for s good sized farm, all to bo de
The brewery proper is known to be the
best fitted up in the United States, andis well
worth a visit if only to view the two enor
mous copper kettles in which the brewing
is dona Each kettle has a capacity of 500
barrels so that by brewing twice a day
every day in tbe year, a total annual output
oi over idu.uuo barrels can oe oDiaineo.
The elevator and malt house have a stor
age capacity of over :!40,000 bushels and a
uiaiung capacity or over i,:uu Dusueisaaay.
As for their various brands of beer, it is
not necessary to sar much about them.
Most people have heard of them, and the
popularity of this class of merchandise is
fenerully a very good criterion of quality,
heir special high grade brew Edelweiss is
lierhaps one of the best known beers on tbe
continent The brand they sell most of
however Is the Sblect, this being a high
quality draught beer and a much feared
competitor of the products of Milwaukee
and 8u Louis Schoennofcn's Chicago
lger naving a reputation lor purity ana
standard quality acknowledged even by
their bitterest rivals
Their depots are at Louisiana, Mo., with
Mr. Kent C May as wholesale agent and
at Mattoon, 111, Mr. M. Tnode wholesale
Coxsoliso. "Ton bore me," said the
stick of timber, wearily. "Well, I'm near
ly through," answered the auger. Chicago
GO AND VIEW THE LAND.
Three Cheap Harvest Excursions.
On Angn!tt 25th, September lth and Sep
tember sith Low Kate Harvest Excursions
will lie run from all stations on the Wa
bash railroad to the Great Farming Re
gions of the West, Northwest. 8outh and
Southwest Tickets good returning for
thirty days from date of sale.
The crops were never so good as this yeor,
nnd the Kailrnad Kates, via Wabash, never
so low. Whatever section you wish to visit,
he sure and write to or calf upon the nearest
Wabash ticket agent for particulars as to
rates, time of trains, accommodations etc.
If you do not Uve adjacent to the Wabash,
write at once to
Genl Passenger and Ticket Agent.
Sr. Lou is, Mo.
New Jerset has no uightisnTes. but she
has the mosquito, and, as a nichi soloist, it
is a hummer. Philadelphia Times
The Only One Ever Printed. Can Ton Flna
Each week, a different .linrh disnlnv la
published in this paper. There are no two
words alive In either ad-, except t Ine word.
This word will lie found In tho ad. for Dr.
Hartcr s Iron Tonic, Little Liver Pills and
Wild Cherry Bitters Look for Crescent"
trailo mark. Read the ai carefully and
when y-u find the word, send it to them and
tney win retnrn you a book, beautiful uthn
graphs and sample free.
Cannot a pugilistic assembly correctly be
termed a pouud party ? Baltimore Ameri
can. The Itent Teacher,
The surest lamp to guide our wayward feet,
is exie.ience. It points to Hostetter's
Stomach Hitters as the best medicine, the
surest safeguard in cases of malarial dis
oise, whether in the form of chills and
fever, bilious remittent dumb agtioor ague
cake. The same cnides indicate it as sov
ereign in o-nstipation. rheumatism, "la
grip" liver ixciplaint, kidney trouble
THE man who wants the earth need not
expect to get it without advertising. Indi
All who wish to aid Nature In her efforts
to maintain good health should use Dr. John
Bull s Harsnparilla. It is as pleasant as
wine, and far morestreninhening. It is ben
eficial to every part and every function of
tho body. It is truly the old man's need
and tho young man's friend. It cases of
debility and weauness u acts iiko a cnorm.
Trr man who occupies the front sent is
not always the most "advanced thinker."
HARsn purgative remedies are fast giving
wav mi ine gentle ariion nai mini cawB wi
farter's Little Liver Pills. If you try them,
they will certainly please you.
Sweet. "I am a candy-date for your fa
vor," as t he bonbon said to the boy. Brook
Mast little children owe thcirgood health
to Dr. John Hull's Worm Hestroyers."Nice
JUummas to give tnem sucn nice Canutes
A miine on your shoes Is worth two on
Are as small as homospathie pellets, nnd
as easy to Lake as sugar. Everybody likes
them. Carter's Little Liver Pills Try them.
IT takes cn unusually good swimmer
nowadays to Host a loan. Boston Herald.
A fair lady becomes still fairer by using
tiienn's Sulphur r.ap.
Hill's Hair and Whisker Dye, .10 cents
Huxdat Is the summer landlord's day of
wrest. Boston Transcript
1" Opium in Piso's Cure for Consumption.
Cures where other remedies faiL 25c.
Alwats making assignments tho hotel
clerk. Mail and Express
New York. August 2 IS9L
CATTI.K-Sative Steers 3 81 i 75
H. "t:K-Wilit-r Vt heat 3 75 I 50
WIIKAT So. 2 lied I list 1111
COHS No. i 7! w Rl
HATS Western Mixed M 3
lt)KK Sew Mess 11 M W 12 Oi
roTTON Middling 7Ii "
IIKKVKS F! Meera i fc". w 3 7S
Sliipninv S 0 5 M
HOC,! Common to Select 4 75 ft'
BlIEKI' Kair to Choke 3(3 a 5
FIAIl'R 1'atents 4 6'. m 4 7)
Fancy to Kxtra IIo 4 4 8"
WIIKAT No. v Red Winter.. K' Wi
roltX-Xo. 1. Mixed. 6 S "i
OATS No. 2 sirtiw 3 V
KYI-: St.. 2 -
TOBACCO Lugs 1 l l
Hurley 4 m 7
HAY" Clear Timothy oi w 13 IM
111 'ITHR Choice Hairy IS w IS
KliliS Fresh U
11IKK Standard Mess .... - .... a lu 5
1IA( OS-Clear Kih a 7ll
I. AUII-Prime Strain KVe SC
HOOL Choice Tub 31 a 311;
CATTLE Shipping. tin m
IIO.S liood to Choice IKI a 3 a
SIIF.F.P Fair to Choice 3 73 0
FLOUR Winter Patents 4 51 a 100
Spring I'atents. 4 S3 a SCi
WHEAT No. 2Spring a 1 04
CORN No. 2 a
OATS No. 2. a 31
PORK Standard Mem a ID 12
CATTLE Shipping Steers. . 3 23 a 3 73
llx;s All tirade-. 3 50 a i 23
WHEAT No. 2 Red WH 4
OATS-No. 2 2l 2S4
CORN No. 2 KM S
FUH'R High tirade 4 23 a 3 10
CORN No. 2 72 a 71
OATS-Weatern a 39
HAY Choice 13 00 a 13 30
PORK New Slew a 11 33
BACON Clear Rib a 7
COTTON Middling a 74c
WHEAT No. 2 Red a !
COItS So. 2 White St a 13
OATS So. 2 Mixed a an
PORK Mess . .... a II 73
BACON-ClearKlb .... a 7
COTTON Middling 7a 8
tlsaalalM the torpid liver, stresurtta
ens ho dla-entl vo organs, regal a too tka
Ia tnalnsial alatrteta ttketrvtrcasa as
Idol j eeeaanlaod. M tkey iinw pe
liar prop art lea la treeing the armt a
from Ikat Helena. Xtocaatlr aaurar
enntod. Jn small Frleo, litts,
TUTT'S HAIR DYE
Perfectly swtsural. MnJM Mi
in a cough more than ever when
your blood is "bad." It makes
things easy for Consumption. Bat
there's a care for it in Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery. A posi
tive cure not only for Weak
Langs, Spitting of Blood, Bron
chitis, Asthma and all lingering
Coughs, but for Consumption itself
in all its earlier stages. It's rea
sonable. All these diseases depend
on tainted blood. Consumption is
simply Lung -scrofula. And for
every iorm ot scrotuia ana blood-
taint, the "Discovery is a certain
remedy. It's so certain, that its
makers guarantee it to benefit or
cure, in every case, or the money is
refunded. With a medicine that it
certain, this can be done.
There's a euro for Catarrh, too,
no matter what you've been led to
believe. If there isn't, in your case,
you'll get $500 cash. It's a bona
nde offer that's made by the pro
prietors of Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Remedy. There's risk in it, to be
sure, but they are willing to take
the risk you ought to be glad
to take the medicine.
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, nrcrjared onlv from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
end SI bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
ah nuiicisco. CAL
lovisviiu. nr. new rot). .r.
G. Gloger, Druggist, Watertown,
Wis. This is the opinion of a man
who keeps a drug store, sells all
medicines, comes in direct contact
with the patients and their families,
and knows better than anyone else
how remedies sell, and what true
merit they have. He hears of all
the failures and successes, and can
therefore judge : "I know of no
medicine for Coughs, Sore Throat,
or Hoarseness that had done such ef
fective work in my
Coughs, family as Boschee's
Sore Throat, German Synip. Last
winter a lady called
Hoarseness, at my store, who was
suffering from a very
severe cold. She conld hardly talk,
and I told her about German Syrup
and that a few doses wouid give re
lief; but she had no confidence in
patent medicines. I told her to take
a bottle, and if the results were not
satisfactory I would make no charge
for it. A few days after she called
and paid for it, saying that she.
would never be without it in lUture as
a few doses had given her relief."
f it Guaranteed
ItA: " Water.
Watdl Poll Collar.
mm , St1 mw
A J- TOWER. MFiL 005TOH. MASS.
I,tar .1 W..v .iL -5a-
piSO-S P.KMEDT FOB CAUdOL Best
-. Cheapest. Kellel Is Immediate.
Cold In tbe Head it has do equal.
ointment, of which a small particle Is sppl
frkceor. 80M bjr drusxM.i or t by uill
artdreia. . I. Uazaxnxs, Wju
ipCSW? ONLY TRUE
Vfl! prrrfff BLOOD, l-wrlatf)
jailJltKl'-S remove La v m.n
disorder, build strength, renew
Appetite, restore health and
Tiroroi yonio. iyspepaxn,
Ind brlarhtened. brain
bones, nerres. anna.
den, receive new force.
srnrtas; from complaints pe
culiar to the! r sex , nsUu 1 1, fl n4
aawawawawawaaawawawawawawt BVUJ. BirTJTJfl J ntlalUt
rose bloona on cheeks, Deaatifles Comploxlom.
Sold ererTwhere. All jrecnlne foods bear
CrearenU Mend ssjlceat stamp for 32pie
t. tuirtl lltlCfM f Smu St.
a St aTaTe. BB 4aV baw
The Soap .
Amk nrr areata for W. 1. Daasla. Sfenen.
If net far anl In yonr nlace ia mr
dealer to mrmi far ealalosae. aecnra IM
aseney, sad ret them f.r
WHY IS THE
W. L. DOUGLAS
S3 SHOE erMfP&ici.
THE BEST SHOE IN THE WORLD FOR THE lOftETt
It ft rmlfl3 SAO. WHO BO IBCsU r wsv "cw
hurt tbm frt; made of tbe beat flue Uf. tt;)Uli
r,A .-.I runuska atw sBMllv IMM mhOtJ tt thtM
grade ttian any other wumnfacturtr. It equal MtttV
rwed -.hot er"TinT from 4.U0 to $5.00.
SK OOl-cBuln liand-ocwro, iwniwca
90. nboo ever otlrml for -(; equal Freoctf
Imported thnr wblch cost from Mmo flifltt,
( 00 l.nnd-Srwed Well Hhor, line emit,
3 tWTllnh. comfortable Mdarab). Tlwbe
hoe ttt offered at this prfre : same irrmoa as co
tom made shoes rotting from SCUD to fS.iiL
CO 30 Poltre hot Farmer. Ratlrrkftd Vaa
t O and I-aMlrr farriers all wear them; Que calx,
tvamleta, amooUi Inside, hear three aole-sV extan
Inn Hlrff. One pr will wear a year. .
aa 00 tnt calf no better shoe W tmtrtm
9aa this price: one tial will coavlac Una
who want a shoe tor comfort and serrlce.
(ffiO '--i ond 9'i.OO Worklnamaa'a boe
9sia are very strong and durable. Tboaa who
have elrcn them a trial will wear no other make.
D.Vs 9'i.OO and 91-93 school aboea an
tSOV 5 worn by the boys everywhere: they sell
on their merits, as tbe lnrreaalmr SAlbow.
Ladies 1g228t n.tjIUh; equal, mac
lmporTiM hoe r-illn from S-UJ U1W-1'1-Cnales'
5J.50, nnd fl.TS ?
MIms are the best flnuDuogola. stjrlub and durable,
l anti...-Sea tbat W. L. Doaalu' name and
price are lumped on tbe bottom of eacb ihoa
w. DUUULA3 Brocmon. Mass
The Amatican Kdocattonat Aid Aoetatto hM
pro-Tided 1 -UQchlldren with homes. In families.
All children received under the mraof this Asao
etstion are of KPEt lAL PROM lE In lntelt
eenceandhfaUh.andara ia aire from onamonu
to twelve years, and are sent FRBK to those re
cetvinjrt'ipm, on ninety da?a trial, natoae s
rial toitrmttlfl therw.ls .
liomeare wanted for the follow ma rtiwren.
A lovely boy, a montba old, dark bin eyes moa
months old dot, light bine eyes and cJaar akta.
ASmontbsoldglrL A blonde.
REV. M. V. B. VAN ARSDALE,
Kawaa 41. & ! Salle Street. Cslesas
Always aeta)s sUaana
VO CHAKOS Or CXsOCATB HXXDKTX
AST H HI A
WE WILL SEND YOU TBSTMONT
FROM PEOPLB WHO
UVB KEAB YOU.
CURED stay CURED.
P. HAROLD HAYES, M. 0.,
TSTTrTJXO, M. Y.
tr WBJTal TO TJB FOB PBOOrB. JO
VJUXB X2U3 tAIMMmmy a sat
MONEY fQR n lulmb-MONEY
NEGRO PREACHERS AND TEACHERS READ.
Tell all cx-slaves to sBw
new book nntalnln let
ters from Negro Biahopa.
others. 1C0 pares, llltutra
ted), blank, papers, ate.
fully explaining: bis EX
SLAVE PENSION BILL.
Clubs are now forming ev
ery where and ara endora
InCVauirhan's blll'ss In
trodneedla Urn Fifty-flr
ConsTC In their behalf,
asklnfr jOO cash and 115 par
month for sota and differ
ent amounts for others.
If vor Vaoa-han's new
book, that Utb best his
tory of the race ever writ
ten, fives corent ressoaa
why the Oovsrnmens
should and mast grant tbe
former neaTO slave a pen
sion. Write at once and get
your naraes,etc..ln hl pen
ins af-iat4r- So ebsraa
except asaho-eeantll the bill becomes a law. Add. w fc.
tL-aMlJ,(Kx MayoriWashUi8toa,l.C. T.9.U sail.
ELECTROTYPES OR STEREOTYPES
HORSES, CATTLE, SWINE, POULTRY
A. N. KBLLOCQ NEWSPAPER CO,
Tl Walallirr OTUir. or. iaiuw.
Bi-ed rata, raand trla. SO da. En.ill.al
hi alaaewta, ta. Sakataa aaa avataaa. la
Great Kartfcera BallwaT. fraat M. Panl. . -asolla.
tt.l.U sad Writ Kaperler, la. ti, Mri.
lVand tt, ia MnaerUas wits artra
tear aeareit ticket ueater writ. r. L WHlTXkl,
il. t. k T. a., Kt. Paal, alaa.
Book Airnt. rT'H .F 71-ir nroflt.
tag cu. nru rrsuss u cu.. r uti.iiii ra
A curs b certain, for
wKa oar faawa. Well
tin rl .
I AND WHIIIET RAIITt
Ictmtn it boms wrrtt
OUT PAXV. Book of nar
tleoHtra nClfT FRKK.
II. M. WnoLT.EY. M. D
ATI.AXTA, . tflt4HwUltatals)
VflllSO lira lm Tderraphr and Baltanas
food Mtaatlona. write J.U BROWM.Saaaa.Mo.
A. N. E, B.
nn warrrwa ra auiias nun
S3 rra MSa.
at si an Twi