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THE STRAIN OF IT.
ttonntaliieerlnic 1 Only Healthful tot
Can we regnriAieVintaineeririj as in
the maim and for the mass of tourists
a eafe and healthful amusement? This
is a question wbicli cannot be answered
vithout considemlle reserves &cd
qualifications. Mountaineering liy
ivhiclt ve mean ascents of 10,000 or
KiO feet and upwards involves much
strain and severe fatijrue. The strain
is first uiou the muscular system; but
it affects even more importantly the
circulatory, respiratory and nervous
mechanisms. In some persons the
ieart seems to feel the tax most, in
others the nervous system is chiefly af
fected. Palpitation and "mountain
tidiness" the latter in all probability
n neurosis are the two chief difficul
ties that beset the average mouutain
nr. It is clear from these considerations
that mountaineering is not for every
body. There must be first of all. a
sound general physique, considerable
endurance and the capacity for pro
longed and continuous effort. Hut it
is not at all so generally understood
t-hat a sound heart muscle a well-de-.
-loped and well-exercised myocar
dium is indisjiensable for any con
siderable mountaineering feats. Hence
any suspicion of structural heart dis
fase is an absolute contra-ir.'Jicn ;oi
for any such exploits. Further, the
heart must be not only structurally
t-ound, but well exereised and in good
condition. Hence, sedentary livers,
v. ho for 11 months in the year have no
regular active exercise, should not em
ploy their holiday months in mountain
eering. Yachting or fishing wiil be
much safer for such, and perhaps not
Many Alpine accidents have been the
r-.-sult of neglect of this very obvious
rule. For similar reasons mountain
eering should be eschewed by persons
in middle life who have not acquired
the requisite training in youth, and
even those who in the heydey of their
trirly prime delighted in the sport and
e njoyed many a "crowded hour of glo-
lious life on some Alpine summit
would do well to remember Horace's
maxim regarding the aged steed, and
bid a timeiy adieu to exploits no long
er suited to their years. A certain sta
bility of the nervous system is indis
pensable for mountaineering, but it is
diilicult to say anything precisely on
tiiis head. Neurotic individuals not
only climb badly as a rule, but they do
riot benefit by the air alove a certain
moderate level. A certain coolness of
nerve is a necessary qualification for
the many ascents which involve actual
tiatiL'er danger usually avoidable and
m Idtim extreme, but not to be lightly
encountered by those deficient in stead
iness and self-control. London Lancet
SHOOTS WITH ONE ARM.
A California Hunter Who Kills (iame to
Support a Family of Seven.
For 2S years Thomas Allen, of Mon
terey, familiarly known as "Allen the
Hunter," has been making a living for
seven people with his left arm anel a
pun. One day when he was about 15
years of age he was out hunting ducks
em the Monterey lagoon. In some man
ner his gun caught and was discharged,
wounding him in his right arm, near
the shouleler. He lay in the tules with
his arm bleeeling profusely until he was
:ckeil up by some men who chanced
to pass, and was taken to his home.
Dr. C'aniielel. of Monterey, and Dr. Cal
lahan, of San Francisco, both noted
physicians in the early days of Califor
nia, held a consultation. Ow ing to the
irreat loss of blood they pronounced the
loy beyond the reach of medical aiel.
His mother, however, calleel in an tlel
Indian herb doctor, and before the
year was out the boy was as well as
ever, but minus his right arm.
Young Allen's father was a famous
marksman, anel the boy seemed to in
herit a strong taste for hunting. When
he was only four years olil he would
beg to go with his father to shoot the
"little cats," as he calleel the cotton
tail rabbits which infested Monterey
in thewe elays. When five years old
his career as a hunter licjran, for his
.father took him out in a field adjoin
ing their home, placed the gun over
. chair, and let him shoot at one of the
little cats. He killed it, anel from that
moment he has always had a mania for
hunting all sorts of game.
When Mr. Allen wns 15 and the ac
cielent occurred that resulted in the
loss of his right arm he thought that
his hunting days were over. As his
father died shortly before, part of the
Fupport of the family devolved upon
him. At first he trieel the gaming table,
as it seemed his only resource.
"In those days." said he-, in speaking
cf the matter recently, "FM gold pieces
were more common than nickels are to
elay. But I didn't like the tips and
downs of a gambler's life and the as
sociations, so 1 gave it up and deter
mined to learn to shtot with my left
arm." San Francisco l'.xaminer.
An Opinion 'onllruieiL
"This susis-nse is aw ful." The tireel
ruiin who made the remark that heads
this story was concealed in a grow th oi
underbrush, while near him were dc
lertnine'd men in search of his wherc
aliouts. He cxpecti'd to be discovered
at any moment, and yet he hail elueleel
capture for several hours. Just as he
was safe a fit of coughing told of his
hiding place anel he was in the hands of
the enemy, and one form of suspense
was ended. But lie still complained.
"This suspense is awful. It is killing
me," he gurgled ten minutes late-r. He
had been stealing horses and the lynch
ers had administered the usual remedy.
The suspense did kill him. X. Y. World.
"Dear nie." saiel the lovely lady,
petulantly. "Those are beautiful verses
you have written about me, but it hap
pens that my hair is dark brown in
stead of goide-n." "Haw! By jovel
So it is," said the petted society poet.
"WeL- there is only one thing to do.
You v?st have your hair bleached."
FARM AND GARDEN.
LOCATING AN APIARY.
Colonies .Should ': He riarrtl Too Near
a Highway or Street.
Th person who wishes to make bee
keeping a sole means of procuring a
living will do well to study v.eil the
honey resources of a locality lefoie
locating an apiary. Too many colonics
must not be kept in the immediate vi
cinity, as theie is danger of overstoch
ing, and if a location can be foun 1
where there will lie a succession of
I iiuoni irenn early spring until late in
the ;':ill, success, with tiie right man
agement, will be assured. Hut if the
design is to combine beekeeping with
some other pursuit, or branch of farm
ing, :t matters but little where the
j apiary is localed. as in almost any lev. ::
ti;n a few e-oionies of bees can le kept
i with bet li pleasure and profit, esjjecial
j lv so when it is rememljcred that been
I often go miles to gather honey. So I j
) would advise that no person who lias j
J a desire to have the most healthful of j
sweets to use in the family be deterred
j from keeping bees on account of what, !
to them, may appear to be an unsuit- j
j able location.
j Of course, any farm, no matter how j
j small, has plenty of room for a few j
j colonies of bees. Hut many readers are I
j engaged in nieehanjcnl and other pur- j
I sums :.iv.l are living in towns. It may I
I be veil to as:-ure ttieiu that they can
! right where I hey are, keep a colony or
a f-jw colonies of bees, and. besides the
pleasure in caring for them, they can
secure for themselves honey to use, and
perhaps some to spare. This, of course.
; if bees are properly managed,
j Kv:n in our largest cities bees are!
! k pt w ith profit. ('. 1". Muth, of C'incin
! uati. O., has for many years kept bees
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i on tue roof ot his store budiling wits
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lirmit I liMinfiu I. A.t limn nf I hnvi.
eto. 111., has for years suee-essfully kept
his bees ne-ar one eif the main then-ouch- I
fnres r.f the e-itv vlur street fiirs n:isc I
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j every few minute's. (Ither instances oi
j keeping Iw-es in cities could be citeel both
in Xew York anel Philadelphia. Tn one j
of the larger towns in this county i i
person has been keeping from 50 n j
100 colonies of bees em a small lot. and j
without gaining the ill will of hi j
The ieleal leicatiem would be one with j
woods on the west and north for protee-
tion of the apiary from thet cold wintry
ivinds. especially if saiel woeels con-
lained maple, basswoeiel and chestnui
timlier. Such a lercat.ion would furnish
honey anil jKillen in abunelance. A
gradual slope of the lanel to the soutlj
southeast or east would also be elcsir
able. Wh-Te only a few bees are kept they
should lie loe-aieel near the house when
tle hoys anel girls could see when r
swarm issues. If an orchard is nr.it
the apiary it would be a great help. a
the nearer the-y are to the field the bet
ter. Apple bloom anel gewel weather will
help toward building up e'olemies for
the white clover crop. It is eften the
case that persons fail in getting a yii-l.l
of white clover honey because" of weak
polonies. Witheiut a hive overflowing
with bees a large yield of honey need
never be expeeteei.
Ii might be well to not place cedonies
tew ne-ar the highway er street, unless
there is a high feiu-e or hedge which
would cause the bees to rise in their
flight to and fro. anel so fly over the per
sons passing. (leorge Spitler. in Ohio
CHEAP SHIPPING COOPS.
Why Those of Circular Shape Give the
Motet Satisfactory ReMultA.
Circular shipping coops are strong
and durable, easily anel quickly eon-
structeel, very light, readily hanelled,
neat in appearance, least destructive of j
plumage of restless fowls when en j
route, e-ost but a few cents, anel save j
express charges. I make the e-oeips ill J
different sizes for pens, trios and single j
bireis. Dimensions for larger coopsur
given with1 the illustration. Cheap
full-width unbleache'el muslin is used ;
for the cover. A w iele hem is turned !
down at each selvage edge anel machine j
cheat snirrixa coor.
Made of two barrel hoops (a) f4 inches
In diameter, anil six strips of lath (h) 'J)
inches Ion;;, fastened wilh shmcle nails
clutched. The bottom (c) is sunny sack
ing, or partly worn grain sacks.
stitched, for the drawstring. It is then
scametl up by machine, for all must be
made very strong, but the hems are not
seame-d across; simply sew from hemte:
hem, ami with ue-e'lle fasten the seam
just below- lower edges of hems.
Strong manillu cord is elrawn into the
hems. The muslin e-ase is then placed
aver the frame and drawn tight, at both
tup and bottom, anel fastened at the
bottom. This makes the lloeir of the
coop eloubly strong. When the fowls
are in and ready for shipment, th:
eh aw strings at top are draw n tight,
leaving a small epening to idmit air,
food anel water. I'.:'ferc the muslin
cover is senmet! up. pockets are st itched
on the inside ot cover for corn. Thus
is th-ir food supplied in plenty for the
i'.urney, and kept clean for them. A
ilrinking cut is made fast by e;i-e-irclliig
a pfrit cup with a e-loth band,
the ends of w hii-h are tacked to one ot
the p:ee-es of lath. Nellie Hawks, is
Orange .ludd Farmer.
The stock may lie- greatly improved it
the torn turkey is two years olel. anel
both the toms and hens are of a good
Turkeys must have a gixd range to be
profitable. They are gooel foragers anel
insect elestroyers if given the opportuni-
CEMENT STABLE FLOORS.
When Properly onMrnrted They Are
Good, Permanent investment.
A reader recently asked for directions
for making cement floor for hore
stable. Such a f.oor is excellent for
horses and cattle. In t'eot'ar.d, all u:i-to-'!ate
farmers have these lioors.
Excavate the inside 33 inches below
the floor level, lliga drain to the point
I in the cut. and gae it a good fall to
prevent choking. Fill up the entire
rloeir with stone 1 foot deep. The
stones should be broken up so that the
pieces will p;ss through a 2-incU ring.
Level and beat down. A garden roller
is useful in packing the stones. Make
an incline of U inches from manger.
Make the stone foundation 1 inch lower
along the urine groove. Drive three or
four wooden pins through the stones,
iettiug the tops stick up inches ainive.
Hive a little incline ' j inch to drain.
Then build up cement lroin the drain
pic inches above the level of tin
stones. Then lit on the grate or drain
top; have it about C inch-, s square. Ce
ment the urine groove first. I'rovide
! an inch board. 'J inches wide on upper
j side and S inches on lower side, and nail
it to the four wooden pins. Then ce
j ment all the rest to the level of the
j Hot the cleanest sand you can find.
I free from clay, etc. Nothing will do
j but pure sand. Mix 3 of sand and 1 of
t ec?nent. (;q over all the stone with this
1 inch deep. I'ress the cvuient down
I between the clones and be careful not to
I raise anv of ti em. Then mix 2 of sand
j and 1 of cement enough at a time feir
i one str.il, if only two men are at work
j anel put this on top, 3 inches deep.
i Sprinkle a littie eif the pure cement 10
I or 12 pounds to the stall over the top.
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j iianiiie and he-! the e-enieni well in with
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ini'ii.v oi water. men ma lie tne
piee-e of wood on a board; make the
board whatever width you want
I tween the grooves about '.) inches I
think the best and cross them at the
enels of the partitions te prevent the
horses from slipping, as shown in the
cut. Cover the- floor with bags or old
cariiet to preve nt too rapid drying, and
remove the beaiel and phis, and cement
the holes. Don't use the floor forthre-e
weeks. 1 always use the lest Portland
cement. Some put a sepi.i re stone under
the heirscs hind feet, but there is no use
of that if the cennent is properly put
down; it will last as long as a stou?
will. A. Mitchell, in Ohio Farmer.
AMONG THE POULTRY.
Air-slaked lime is a good disinfectant. ,-- i milted to s it up to.'ti.'
Let the turkey hem raise her second 'it ' so leit;' as th.r c.inii'.c
There is no other poultry meat that
can lie raised so cheaply as duck meat.'-
Always have au abundant supply of
fresh w ater. e
Fou Is that have a free range finel their
own feather-making fooel. It
Provide el listing boxes anel keep them M
well-filled with loose elirt. j.r
Better results in the treatment of dis
eases of fowls nin lie secured by com
mencing at the first symptoms.
(ieese anel elucks shrink from one
fourth to one-half in weight during the
CeMil ashes should not be thrown into
the elust bath until the eintlers are
Setting hens should not lie fed whilr
an the nests. The-y neetl all the exer
cise they w ill take.
The pullet that begins to lay earliest
is the one that will lay the largest num
ber eif eggs during its life.
Have the hen houses thoroughly
whitew asheel inside r.nel out free,ue-ntly
are the ilreippings should Ik- removeel.
Familievs who have plenty of milk will
find it a most valuable ael jiinet in fceel
ing young jioultry of all kinds.
One eif the important items in secur
ing the best results with ducks is noi
to alleiw them to get wet. St. Louil
Damage They Do Kuns Icto the Million!
The damage done lo the sheep inter
ests by dogs is beyond comprehension.
The loss annually runs up into the mil
lions. That is, the direct loss. There
is another loss, indirect: many farmers
have dise-ontinued keeping she-ep en
tiiely from the reason that their losses
have in the past been so large from tlic
dcpreelations of dogs that their profits
were swept away The thig laws passed
have be-en inoperative to a large ex
tent, while in some states they haveen
countcret! so much eqijiosiilein that they
hitve lieen repealed after being in force
t.nly a few months.
It seems to us that a dog law might
be passed that would lie effective anel
vet occasion no great eipno.-it ion. Peo
ple will keep tings. But it is nor-necessary
that they should keep large dogs;
that is, elogs large enoogh to kill n
niieep. A law might be framed tax"ui;
eiogs above a certain weight. Thi-i
would lie putt;:.-g a premium on smyll
elogs. and we ure of the opinion that
they would be more fashionable thai,
-t present. The weight ceuld be put
at the point where the sheep industry
would be proteeteel.
It is a pity that the farmers must be
fixed millions of ilollars each year m
ihe way of dead sheep that the rest cf
the community may have their house
hold pets. We would like to ask our
sheep raisers to give their experience
as to sheep-killing dogs, and the weight
ot which the dogs become a menace to
the sheep industry. Farmers Iioiew.
FROM MANY LANDS.
Women holding foreign, medical di
plomas aire now allowed, to register as
doctors in Austria.
A time-honored prerogative, of which
no one exactly knows the origin, is en
joyed by the natives of the Sjani?h vil
lage of Espinosa, who for centuries
have possessed the curious monopoly
of watching over the. slumbers of the
ruler of Spain.
Belgium's Catlolic ministry has
now been 12 years in. power, though
only one memlx-rof the original cabinet
of 1SS4, M. Yanelcnpeereborn, remains
ir. office. The prime minister ha.s leon
changee! three times. During the same
interval France has had 10 ministers.
Cayenne convicts are escaping in
bands of ten, fifteen and twenty.
Though many are recaptured or perish
some get back to France. Seven men
have recently escape-el, too. from Xew
Caledonia, one of whom hael gotten
aw ay six times before and another eight
Burmese humanity to animals goes
fo far as to provide buffaleies kept, in
stables with mosquito netting. The
rneisquitoes are as annoying to cattle
as to human beings, but. when left out
of doors the buffalo ran protect him
self by rolling in the mud anel letting it
cake upon him.
INTERESTING AND NEWSY.
A gallon was originally a pitcher or
ja.r, regardles of the size.
A collier says it takes eight pounels
cf gunpowder to loosen 100 tons of coal.
On the Cth of July the earth is
farther away from the sun than at any
Snow- drifts to eight fe-et high filled
some of the1 streets in Echo, Minn., last
The Torrens land system has been
adopted in Ohio, the house concurring
in the passage of Senator Clark's bill,
which makes it a law.
The 10,000 Armenians in the United
States liberally support the one nev.s
pajHT of their language printexl in this
country. The letters of the Armenian
alphabet greiatly resemble the Hebrew
Tolk county (Mo.) business people
are booming their own favored loe-al-ity
by having printed on their enve
lopes they scud through the mails the
legend: "The land of the red-cheeked
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward
fcr any case of Catarrh that can not be
cured liv Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Che.net & Co., I"re.ps., Toledo, O.
We, the undersiiraeKl, have known F. J.
Cheney for the last b" years, and believe
him erfex-tly honorable in all business
transactions and financially able to carry
nut any obligations made by tneir firm.
West& Tbcax, Wholesale Druggists, To
; WALmxo, kisxas c Ma2Vix, wholesale
Drnrgists, Toledo, Ohio.
I Hall's Catarrh Cuve i taken internally,
i acting directly upon the blood and mucous
j surfa-es of the system. Price 75c. per bot-
j Ije Noirt tiv nil nwo
. signal to the love!
I,. -essfi:!. Th" vemng
pi- a iv !
r; the kitcic.
wiii -ii i!
i:;.iiy ol he
i.- ;i;-t!e i.o
lii-i-s tiiihe e,!iud.;
self and .-isters. ami tl.i
thi If'il eif tn breithvi'
tio;i of 'ilio family. !"eir,:ii.
What Personal Kllects
!! v.-,,v.!ii in; tli!iicult to make out
' gemds that cm lie b "ought
l-.iiroiic five o! eitilv. It ma
In observe that pei'sntiiil fft't.i-l
ou-ehoki yfoniis actually iu u-
anu m iv-ary and appropriate' foi- tl
t;-'- c.f the iiasscnger accoi'dto
red five o
' :' e.,n
?-tatijn in li
of his journe.
f ilr.tv. pi-eivieh
eiu::ci, eir tl
make- oath th
:hc I'nited Stat
o.n- :-r. their
th -;y ii.f.v a:
1 v.-:'.hi:i one1 y
i rival of 1 hi;
: and (".alt; m
priur to liai'j of a
Kids, specifying stoair.
n v.hkh they arrive;
i If the owners have' ne;! arrived with
the year, duty must be paid upon a
praisenicnt. Iloiisehuhl efiee-ts, boo
and libraries, if used abroad net h
than ei:ie year, ami not intended f
any other porson. not feir sale, a
entitled to f if entry, even if the ow
ers have- resided more liiar. one ye
in the I'nited States. !il e-lotiii:
mid r.otisjiK.ii; o Meets seiit as pre.senl
arc dutiable', i 'uniting:, statuary au
either works are embracee! in the I
lieiUS'.'hoiiiei'Vets. " Hov.-'S. e'urri:
;ir.d sadd! a,-c nev.v i rr.braced in. IT
8 iiU to
WHEAT No. S Kc.1
COUN So.2 Mixed
OATS No. S Mixed
PiJKIv New :.less.
BACON -Clear Kio
COTTON Middlius ....
Is x prize fighter
knock; out in
test of ll.
f tie purity of Walter Baker &
Co.'s Cocoa aid Clocolate.
WALTER BAKER & CO., Limited, Dorchester, Mass.
To ClcanM the Syttem
Effectually yet gently, when costive or bil
ious, or when the blood is impure or slug
gish. te iiermanetitly orere-onie habitual
constipation, to awaken the kidneys and
liver to a healthy activity, without irrita
tir.ir or weakening them, to dispel head
aches, colds, or fevers, use Syrup of Figs.
A piiittiMAitG is an admirable remedy for
overiastieiiousiiess and sxiiiy refiaeiuent.
Fits stopped free by Pr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer. 'o fits sifterfirst eiay'suse.
Marvelous cures. Treatise and trial bot
tle free. Dr. Kline. S31 Arch St.. Phila., Pa
Nati-re hatli appoiutel the tvrilieht as a
briiige to p iss us oiit of night into dav.
1 RECEIVERS' SALE
k 030.000 ACRES FARM LAN08
tlfy to the great value! tJ
lot Ayer's Sarsaparillal gg V
which has been a house-1
hold companion in ourl I :
family for years. I takel fc --c:
from J to 5 bottles of It every! AfggiBjp V
Spring, generally beginning! IPgElil 3i'
J about the first of April. After! fc8lIllllB
that I feet like a two year old A lalllis
for it tones up ny system, gives! f p-
I me an excellent appetite and l f w If
sleep like a top. As a blood medl-l f ll
cine it has no superior, at least that r
j is my opinion of it. II.ILWildet,! V V i
j Philadelphia, Pa.. March 20, 1836. I v
WEIGHTY WORDS ML V
for a iy.
Ayerys 5arsaparilla. H
1 KANSAS, NEBRASKA, COLORADO, WYOMING, UTAH
EXCURSION KATES for Hoateaeekerai FARE REFUNDED to PMitwu.
-f REDUCED PRICES-IO
J 23. MfAIiLtABTETl, LAKD
r"v- t- -yy
V . V v .
"Judgment II 1
The umpire now decides that
"BATTLE AX" is not only
ri decidedly bigger in size than any
r. other 5 cent piece of tobacco, but the
nt lalftv ! tfi fm:r ho mror ?&xzt and
r. the flavor delicious
know just how
you try it
and champion in every rontest with J
every round, and on its belt is v.Tittea 5
"I CURE." 2
The Bock of Gibraltar
Is not ste?aelier than a system liberated i
the shackles of chills and fever, biliona re
mittent or dumb ague by Hostetter's s,to
ach Bitters, a perfect antidote to malarialV
poison in air or water. It is also an raea
am.led reaieely for bilious, rheum alio or
kiilner comnlaints, dysjiepsia and nenroos
ness. "It improves appttite and sleep aa&
Tkeasos is like diamonds; there is ncU
inif to be made by the small trader. DoB
Ccre your couirh with Hale's Huney t&
Hiirehou'au ami Tar.
Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in cno minafc
A max may feel happy in rags, bat
docsu t look ii. Uartford Keligious HerakV .
UNION PACIFIC RY. GO. LANDS t
1 4,000.000 ACRE8 GRA2INQ LANDS IN
YEARS TIME ONE-TENTH DOWN.
COMMI88IOXEH. Q MAHA, ima. T
You will never
good it is until
One of the health-givfa? ele
ments of HIRES Rootbeer is.
sarsaparilla- It contains more:
sarsaparSIa. than many of the.
preparations called hy that namr.
HIRES the best by any test.
K4 obIt rj Th Chu S. litre Ha., FTiiH4-lrAlfc.
ell GOLD (I3,M
fUl W ALL Mkir
ST1RI Trees. OntSt, FRFf. No Money to Invest.
HO Risk. SliSX BRil'S, iMiiiua, fl Sudiraft, USb
Mr lUen 'utI- "uoluk, atu.-it, a.
arAaa an rirtM
LUiLS WhtW All ELSt FA11S.
I Bait Ckwch 6jr mp. Tmtum Ooud. Vl
Ijolel trr drMrm
A. N. K., .
WHK!f W ttrri-IC TO ABVEITTiaBBS
tat that jmm aav taa Aayiitlnanat to Caak.