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CATTLE AND HOGS.
An Approved SyMciu of Clr"aaing;
Animnla of Lice and Other
Kinds of Yeriuin.
Where ut a few cattle are kept they
may be ki-pt clean easily by sippiyicg- a
wash or emulsion by means of sponges,
mops or syringe, but where a large
number are to be cleansed, the illus
tration shows a method tlat is popular
in the ranching sections of the great
southwest. It consists of a derrick 16
ftet high on which a barrel is securely
laster.ed. From the barrel is a pipe
that divides inio five smaller ones, each
IS inches apart, on each of which is a
piece of hose 12 inches long, and to the
cud of each hose a tin rose from a
sprinkling can is fastened. Anothei
SPRAYING CATTLE FOU LICE OR
hose 55 to 20 fee t long for hand use, pro
vided with rose and stopcock, branches
from the main barrel pipe.
The derrick is built directly on a plat
form live by eight feet made of llooring
and so slanted as to elrain to one side,
so the substance used can be collected
in a trough and poured into a lower
barrel sunk in the ground. From the
lower barrel there is a pipe running to
the upper one, which is j.rovided with
a pump. There is als a narrow chute
leading to the derrick through which
the cattle pass.
The dip is mixed in the lower barrel
and is then pumped into the upper one.
An animal is driven on the platform
and the dip allowed to play on it for
one minute, while so doing the hand
hose is used between the thighs and
on the brisket and lower parts of the
body. The eiip that runs off the animal
is caught in the lower barrel and
pumped up. thus preventing much
waste. Trash must be kept out or it
will clog the nozzle: this ran be done
by using a cloth strainer on the upper
barrel. Farm and Home.
FOINTERS ON HORSES.
Horses that are subject to colic must
be handled with care.'
It is an easy matter at this time tc
ruin a horse by overheating.
A horse that is wa tercel only two ot
three tiu.es a day is apt to drink toe
The teams should not be allowed to
drink stagnant water under any cir
cumstances. Iiemove the harness while the horse
is resting at noon, and at night as soon
as the work is done.
After cooling off in the evening give
a thorough cleaning up; the animal
will rest much better.
See Ihat the stables are kept clean
end wcil ventilated. It will do much
to keep the horses healthy.
Keep the teams as euiet as possible.
Excitement and fright are more apt
to heat horses injuriously than hard
Two-thirds oats and one-third corn
is a good summer ration. Corn is too
heating to be fed exclusively iu sum
mer. Unthrashed oat.s run through a cut
ting box to which a little wheat bran
has been added make one of the liest
feeds for horses known. St. Louis lie
public. Take Care of the Plffa.
Losses in farrowing and the present
apparent supply of hogs on the market
as compare-el with former years at the
same time, suggests that it will be well
ts care for the pigs that did survive and
grow them into the best hogs possible,
for prices can hardly fail to do better in
the fall than they have been for some
time past. In fact, it nearly always hap
pens that reduced production follows
quickly upon a year of low prices, as
the past one has been resulting in an
advance of price. If this happens upon
general principles it is much more like
ly to where tJiere has been as large a
loss in farming as there seems to have
been this spring. Take care of the
pigs! Prairie Farmer.
Hon to Exterminate Scab.
Beware of introducing scab when you
ret new sheep. It is very easy to intro
duce scab into your barns, and extreme
ly difficult to eradicate it. Every animal
purchased should be isolated from your
permauentflock for a few days at least
15 and closely watched for symptoms
of the disease, says the Country World.
In fact, it would be a much better plan
to dip the sheep yourself immediately
upon their arrival, and then give them
a second dipping in ten days. They
may have been dipped at the stock yard
when you purchased them, but there
viU have been abundant chance for
to ajrain become contaminated on their
wy to your farm, especially if they
wrare shipped in the cars.
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THE LATE HATCHES.
Chlrlta That Come in September Es
cape Moa of the Perils of the
As a rule farmers do not pay much at
lention to the poultry and the farm
wives do not hatch chicks or other
poultry late in the season. We do r.ot
think it a very good pi&n to have chicks
coiae off during the "deg days" as they
do not seem to do well. The other day
Mr. Warner, of Sibley, 111., was at our
house, and drew a picture of an old
hen busy scotching for ore lone
chicken during the hot weather that
tvas true to life in every respect.
If hens are set the second week in
August and the chicks ccir.e off about
September 1, they usually do very well
and make a remarkably tjuick growth.
These chicks will be well grown when
cold weather nmir, ami if kept in a
warm house during the winter they
will be ready to begin laying in the
spring a::i will lay well into the sum
mer without getting bro;:dy.
Chicks that are late hatched escape
many of the perils of early simuncr.
and it is not a rare thing fr every one
of a brood to grow up to full slv. This
year there are many e:n;p!::nts about
poor hatches, and we have had some
of that kind, both in the in ui.utors and
under hens, and we shall kvcp right on
hatching chicks until October 1. as we
have a prmitry hoii.-e that can be
warmed if necessary, although we shall
not us artificial heat except as a last
rts.irt In very severe weather.
It is n fact that at the winter show?
a good many prizes are carried oil by
hite-iiarched chi l.:. and this should cn
onurage those who have not got their
'.ill supply to try and r..;.he up
dt'-'cieney by preparing for s-.iaie late
chicks this year. Tanners" Voice.
PURIFY THE HENHOUSE.
The next AVny to (iet Kid of All Und
Odors anil Impure Air Is by
lis in feet ion.
As the warm weather comes the ten
elency is to throw open the openings
of the poultry department and let in
the fresh air to dipers;- the impure air
of the buildings which has acctuni:
iated, during the time they have been
kept closed. It is ail right to let the
pure air in and to rarify the impure air
of the interior of the buildings, but
this may not be all that is necessary.
The warm weather may reveal odors
which did not seem apparent when the
weather was older, and souse of them
may be intensified as the days become
The way to best get riel of all bad
odors ami impure air of the poultry
department is to disinfect the house,
and no better substance can be em
ployed in this than a generous supply
of whitewash. It is not only the best
way, but it is the cheapest. To make
it do its best it should he used without
stint on the inside and on the e-eiling,
on the nest boxes and on the roosts,
and the floor may have seme of it with
out doing any injury to it. What would
be better for the floor will be air
The roosting place ar.d the yards
may be sprinkled generously with a so
lution composes! iff copperas. This is
wry cheap and it dissolves readily in
water. A very good w.iy to apply this
is by the use of a sprinkling can. It
will kill a bad odor at once, and isnlt.o
fatal to disease germs. I Jo r.ot be snt
isiied with plenty of pure air. but dis
infect the premises. 1'isre air is good,
but the bad air wants to be made good
or made harmless. Homestead.
COOP FOR BRCCDY HENS.
A Simple Contrivance That I Sure to
Itreak lp Old Itiddy'a Desire
Tn late summer fowls are often per
sistently broody when their services
in the hatching line are not desired.
COOP FOU I'.KOODY HEN'S.
An open coop without any lloor, but
with a li:;!it top. is the very best means
i for "breaking up" a hen's desire to sit.
'Make the coop like that shown in the
! i-ut with slabs all aoi.ut it, their lower
ends be ing held in place by 1 by 1 inch
strips that run around the four sides.
The hen will soon begin to scratch in
the earth and forget her broodincss.
Orange Judd Farmer.
Intelligence on the Farm.
"No question about farniingcan be in
troduced but about which the best of
farmers disagree probably in most
cases, both sides approximately right
under their special conditions," said
Gen. Cassius Clay the other day. "Now,
under these varying circumstances a
mastery of detail in any particular case
is necessary to secure a reasonable suc
cess. Therefore, the successful farmer
ot the future must be a man of observa
tion and inteliiger.ee, and possessed
with a proper zeal to keep up with the
best varieties of live stock, the best
kind of grains, forage plants and
grasses, and also with the most im
proved methods of feeding stock, no that
the greatest profits shall come to the
products of the farm, as turned into
beef, pork and mutton. And all this
is to be done without any deterioration
cf the land, lc fact, successful farming
demands a continual improving of the
Select the feed with a view to quality.
The less bulk the better, provided the
strengthening qualities are retained-
Is Idiotic Custom That Is Happily
Being Done Away
Vhe ancient custom of charivari or
sktvaree, which still survives in rural
-tions of the United States, is not
on.'y a brutal one, but it led to a fright
ful tragedy near Watonga, O. T., a few
2ays ago. A charivari party was sere
nading a bride and groom, Mr. and Mrs.
Hay Higgins, and making deafening
noises by beating on pans, etc. The
couple appeared jpon th porch and
the grcom ordered the serenaders to
leave. One of the party pointed his gun
at the young couple and tired. The
bride's face and breast were Tilled with
buckshot, and she died an hour later.
The bridegroom was shot in the face,
but not fatally, and a little brother of
the bride was also woundeel. The chari
vari party fled, and so far none has
been arrested. This outrage should go
far to put an end forever to a custom
that long ago should have become obso
lete. The word charivari, which in local
American usage is frequently corrupted
Into chivarre or shivarec. conies from a
French word of uncertain origin, signi
fying a mock se.n nade. In France, par
ticularly in the southern districts, sere
nades produced by kettles, frying pans
and horns, anil accompanied by shouts
and cries, given under the windows of
newly married couples, or inflicted upon
persons who had made thciv.selves so
cially or politically unpopular, were
a popular custom, but popular rather
among the givers than the receivers of
such dubious compliments. Such con
certs v.erc styled charivari, anil by ex
pansion the term is now applied to any
tumultuous discord. The custom is
traceable to a very high antiquity, and
still survives in spots throughout the
French provinces. The same sort of
concert in (Germany is called k::tz nniu
sik (cat's music), and in England
The charivari in France was origin
ally extended to all bridal couples, but
more recently was limited to widows or
widowers who remarried too hastily, to
couples among whom an unusual dis
parity of age existed, or to such either
unions as were cither ridiculous or un
popular. Cases of notorious domestic
infelicity or infidelity called forth sim
ilar expressions of neighborly disap
proval. In medieval times in many Europe
an countries a wife who beat her hus
band was plaee-d upon a donkey, with
her back to its head: its tail was
grasped by the henpecked spouse, and
thus they paraded through the streets,
greeted with shouts and cries and
lieating of tin pans. Here possibly was
the germ idea of the charivari.
At the beginning of the seventeenth
century charivaris were forbidden by
the council of Tours under pain of ex
communication. The French parlia
ment was against the custom, but
neither church nor state was able to
put an end to the custom.
The French inhabitants of Louisiana
and Canada, and also the Dutch set
tlers in New York and Pennsylvania,
brought the custom to America, and
throui'h them it was pretty generally
distributed over the I'nited States,
where it still retains its hold on vari
ous rural communities under the name
The hide'ous aggregation of sounds
that go to make up a charivai is kept
lip until the bridegroom appears and
treats his crowd eif torturers. Should
he delay his appearance too long, er
Jf tempt to wear out the crowd by a re
fusal to appear, the outside company is
apt to become riotous, and often stones
are hurled through windows, and after
them perhaps deail cntsand rotten eggs.
The firing of blank cartridges is also
considered a fitting accompaniment to
the music of tin pans, horse fiddles and
horns, and the fatal ending of the re
cent ease in Oklahoma was probably
due to this idea, feir murder could hard
ly have been intended. I'.ut the fool
with a gun that he does not believe to
be loaded is a very common and dan
gerous kind of fool. Asylums should be
i apart for such fools.
It is high time, indeed, that the com
munities in which the charivari still
pxists should take stringent measures
to stamp out this idiotic survival of
semi-barbarous times. That it still does
survive in certain communities only
points to a lack of civilization arel
progress in such sections, though, in
deed, the custom breaks out in unex
pected spots at time's. X. Y. Herald.
A furlon t'rnmtlp.
Eournetnonth, England, has become
the cradle of a curious crusade, direct
ed against the comfortable practice of
sleeping in church. The clerical gen
tlemen who have started it apparent
ly object to the habit on two grounds
imprimis, that from an aesthetic point
of view even "sleeping beauties," with
an inclination to snore, are not at
tractive articles when viewed from the
pulpit; and, secondly, that somnolence
in the congregation is discourteous to
the preacher. In a discussion which
took place among the local pastfirs on
the subject. Rev. T. Evans remarked
that a good many people thought it a
sin to laugh in church, but deemed it
no harm to sleep there. Ministers
ought to have hand cameras, with which
to take snapshots of dormant members
of their congregation, and then pre
sent copies to them. If people could
see themselves asleep in the pew as
viewed from the pulpit, it would give
them many sleepless nights in thinking
of the spectacle. Trov Times.
I x mmmmmmmra i;t,a-'
Lincoln was the first president of the
United States to wear a full beard. Lin
coln vetoed three I.'ills. Cleveland in his
first administration vetoed 273. Lin
coln. .Iff?rcon, Van Curen and Polk
were not church members. Jefferson
was an atheist almost up to the time of
his death. Lincoln was deeply reli
gious. Of all the presidents' signatures
Lincoln's is the smallest. In his In
augural address (first term) Lincoln
used the letter "I" 43 times. Arthur
used It only once. No other president
used it so frequently as Lincoln. Lin
coln's birthday is a le'gal holiday in
only five states New York, Minnesota,
Illinois, New Jersey and Washington.
u J'eods There.
Stranger (down in Kentucky) I un
derstand this is a great section for
Young McCoy Naw ; ain't nothin'
like that here.
Stranger Oh, I'm sure there is, judg
ing from all accounts.
Young McCoy (confidentially) See
here, stranger, 1 don't know what a
"feud" is. but onless it's some-thin' nice
I'd advise ye not to say nothin' 'bout
'em round these parts, 'cause it might
hurt folks' feelin's. and they wouldn't
rest til they'd kilied you and everybody
related to ye. X. V. Weekly.
"Mrs. O'Kooney," said IJc-v. Father
McMurphy, "why do I never see Pat
rick at church now?"
Mrs. O'Kooney shook her head sadly.
"Is it anarchism'."'
"W'arso than thot, yer rivcrence."
"Is it atheism?"
"Vi'arse, yer rivcrer.ee."
"What is it, then?"
"lihcuir.ath.ni." Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph.
"I know," said little Johnny, sidling
i up to the preacher, "why the wicked
folks is the or.ly ones what gits pun
ished in the next world."
"Indeed! exclaimed the good man.
"I aia glad to hear that you know this.
And will you tell me why it is?"
" 'Cause," replied little Johnny, "the
pootl people always git it in the neck
here." Cleveland Leader.
A Popclnr Air.
The watchmsa woke from a sound
sleep just iu time to see a burglar go
out of the rear eloor with a bagof booty.
"Heavens!" he cried, "the place has
been robbed and I asleep. What
ihall I say to the ilrm to-morrow?"
And the burglar commeneeel to whia
tle softly: "Just tell them that you saw
Ten lloors la a Day.
France is about to take the lead in
adopting the decimal system of reckon
ing time. This provides that ten hours
shall constitute a day, 100 minutes an
hour, and 100 seconds a minute. This
will greatly simplify all calculations of
time. The universal use of this sys
tem will then be urged. Albany Argus.
Norway's bo unil Horses.
A broken-winded horse is rarely seen
in Norway. The fact is accounted for
IiV the statement that a bucket of water
is always placed within reach of the
horse when he is fe'eding, and the ani
mal alternately takes a mouthful of
hay an a sip of water. Chicago Trib
une. Itobbetl to Vrt aa Iiloeatlon.
Two young women of Moscow re
cently strangled an old female miser
:iul took her money, as they explained
in court, "in order to provide them
selves with funds for traveling abroad
to complete their scientific education.
Breaking It Gently.
"And how d.d he die?" asked the lady
who had come west to inquire after
her husband, who had been lynched.
"Ei" by request, ma'am," said the
gentle cowboy, as mildly and regret
fully as possible. Indianapolis Jour
V.. iv York. A lie.
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OATS No. 2 W'Uite 2J-'i:
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HATS Western 34 35
HAY Choice IS CD 'u 16 50
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COTTON iliiidlins 4 M
WHEAT No. 2 Rtil 70 ffi 71'i
CORN No. 2 Mixed 34US H5
OATS No. 2 Mixed 22 U 23'.
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BACON Clear Ribs HW
COTTON Middling &Wii
Hair Restorer is a Perfect Dressing and Restorer.
The Bat(! Field Routes
The Veterans of sixty-one and five d
their friends, who ere "going to attend the
33rd G. A. H. Annual Encampment at Phila
delphia in September, could not select a bet
ter nor more historic route than the Brg
Four, Chesapeake L Ohio, with sp-endia
terviee from Clm-apo, l'eoria and St. Louis
on the Dig Four, a.l connecting at Indian
apolis or Cincinnati and thence over the
Picturesque Chesapeake & Ohio along the
Ohio river to Huntington. West Va., thence
through the foot-hihs of ?he Alieghanies,
over the Mountains. through the famous
Springs Kegion of Virginia to Staunton,
a., between which point and Washington
are many of the most prominent Battle
fields: Waynesboro, Gordonsville, Cedar
Mountain, "Kappahcnnot-k, Kettle Hun,
Manassas, Bull Hun, Fairfax, and a score of
others nearly as prominent. Washington is
neit, and thence via the Pennsylvania Line
direct to Philadelphia. There will be three
rates in en'ect for this business: 1st. Contin
uous passage, with no stop-over privilege;
2nd. Going and coming same route with one
stop-over in each direction; 3d. Circuitous
route, going one way and back another with
one stop-over in each direction. For full
information as to I'nutes, Kates, etc., ad
dress J. C. Tucker, G. X. A., 234 Clark St,
A Shoppy Announcement.
A Kansas printer in making up the forms
one day in a hurry got a marriage and a gro
cer's notice mixed up so they read as fol
lows: "John Smith end Ida Quay were
united in the bonds cf holy sauerkraut which
will be sold by the quart or barrel. Mr.
Smith is an esteemed codfish at ten cents;
while the bride has nice pigs" feet to dis
play." Michigan Lyre.
Taken at Her Word.
"Mrs. F. J. Gi'.iington-Giggs is awfully
mad at the newspapers; sue says they treat
ed her so shabbily."
"Did they? Such a rronnnent society
"Yes; she told them they must not say
anything about iier rcccpticn, end they
didn't." Philadelphia liuiictin.
I.adir Can XTrar Shoe
One size smaller after using" Allen's Foot
Ease, a powder for the feet. It makes ticht
or new shoes easy. Cures swollen, hot,
sweating; achin-: feet, inrrowir.g nails, corns
and bunions. At all druggists nnd shoe
B'ores. SjC. Trial paeka -e FREE bv nail,
Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le iioy, N. Y.
Caller I have here several Lills which
are long overdue and
Harduppe (de?per.-.tely) I am sorry to
say that our cashier is out to-day.
"Oh, well, it doesn't make much differ
ence; I'll call and pay thera at some fu
ture date. Good day, sir." Philadelphia
Wife John, let me tell you that as surely
as vmi kern on in vour crescnt career, just
so surely will you py for your indulgences.
Husband with air nt pnaej inanKs,
dear, for that tender tribute to my financial
probity. iioston Courier.
Work for All.
Thousands of men are making good wages
in the harvest tieid-s of Aiinnesota, North
and South Dakota. There is room for thou
sands more. Half rates via the Great Korth-
ern Kaiiwav from St. Paul. Write Max
Bass, 20 South Clark Street, Chicago, 111.
Why They Are Xervoo.
A corrcf pondent says that those who dine
with the queen are usually painfully nervous.
Perhans thev are tortured with doubt of
the propriety of praising the pie, not know
ing whether her majesty or the cocS made
it. Denver Post.
Lane's Family Medicine.
Zvloves the bowels each day. In order to
l-.e healthy this is necessary. Acts gently on
the liver and kidneys, cure sick ncau
iche. Price '23 and 5Uc.
We have often wondered that women do
not have their kitchen dresses made as low
necked as their party dresses. It would cer
tainly be cooler in w orking over a hot stove.
The next Proscription for Chills
and Fever in a bottle, of Grove's Tasteless
Cini.L Tunic. His simply iron and ijuinine in
alastciessiorm. Noc-ure-nopay. PriceOc.
TVIlUnTTic "T nnderstan.-l von moved
f,;,. tont n-uL- " .T.-rt-nn "Yes:
bur servant cirl didn't like the location we
were :n. Co.umuus journal.
Tn fere & Cold In One Daf
Take Laxative Hromo Quininn Tablets. All
druggists rcf u:iu money if ii foils to cure. 5c
Ilicli ideals ara nerhaDS responsible for as
much pessimism as are torpid livers, on the
whole. JJetroit journal.
THE CCNTAUH CttMMNV. TT
For Infants and Children aH
t" Leader" loaded with Smokeless powder and " New
iiDnm " IaoHoH vmth Rlrt
other brands for
! UNIFORMITY, RELIABILITY AND
Winchester Shells are for
laving them when you Duy
What does it do?
It causes the oil glands
in the skin to become more
active, making the hair soft
and glossy, precisely as
It cleanses the scalp from
dandruff and thus removes
one of the great causes of
It makes a better circu
lation in the scalp and steps
the hair from coming out.
II Praeols &M3 ft
Ayer's Hair Vigor will
surely make hair grow oa
bald heads, provided only
there is any life remain
ing in the hair bulbs.
It restores color to gray
or white hair. It does not
do this in a moment, as
will a hair dye; but in a
short time the gray color
of age gradually disap
pears and the darker color
of youth takes its place.
Would you like a copy
of our book on the Hair
and Scalp? It is free.
If yon do not obtain all the bnflta
yon expected from the usa of the Vigor
write the Doctor about it.
Aoaress, ua. v. irtK.
rontalnlng tire iplendid
Maps of Canada nod ita
Provinces, as well as a
description of tbe re
sources of the Dominion,
will be nialied free to a!
applicants desirous of
learning something of the
Free Homestead Lands of
Western Canada. Ad
rfrcu K. PE!LEY. Sunt, of
Immijrrntion. Ottawa. Canada: or to C.J. Bkoluh
Tov. 1J3 Monadnock BiU.. Chicano. and .- .
pRAWFunn. 14)2 W. Mb St.. Kansas City. AlO-j
EvEitcrr 4l Kaxiz, Fort Wayne. Ind.
Is That Uncle Sam uses.
Piparcs for Government Amrtemics and -ll'-irt-t.
Fuif Commercial Oiurw!. Mnjor B. K. IlAli
A. ITincii.il. WEST LEUANON. N. 11.
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Over Thirty Years
His Kind You Hava Alwajs Bought
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