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Ttie nmoll town of Silver Creek wnn
In a stAto of Intenso excitement over
the nowa tlmt 11 mro mid wonderful
singer, "In fact, one of tho dlvlnost
voImm over heard tion tlio Btnge," an
a Now York dully linil Mid, whs go
ing lo visit them for one night on her
way to Fan Praiiclaeo,
You ahottld hove won the stmnHde
to tlmtHURle Mora far reserved mnt
tlcktfor any ticket - for permlaalott
to ntAwl Inside IIm lull. In one day
evory limb of mom In the ehnhhy build
ing wna ImuKbt up and that a week
tWn lb Unto. All Silver Creak wnn
elthor steeped In triumphant atttlgfae
Una nr tUIB 'l III lovctoua lotlglug.
Tito day mm iil. Ho (I Id the jtrluin
dotum and her mtonilnniH.
The crowd of sight -aeon who woro
waiting ni tho rallwoy elation miw
nothing fnr their pain, except throe
irentleiniitily lonkng foreigner who led
an iruiiciiotrnhty vailed lady lnlo;i nil.
Madeinolclle Cerdilpe t Fiiacnti wnH
driven to the host hotel in tlio town.
No nooner were tlio dnora of tlio
-'Mtjfde IIhII" opened Ihmi u iIoiihu
intiltltndo took liirtr aeata, mid thore
ator ensued for one full hour audi
cratniHltiga of rullle nml aiue7.liig
pout kneea, mid pushing of oIImiwh,
ns liHd never boon won In tlmt hull
Ami nt last tlio Ihrec- gentlemen on
tfli-wl, nnd nrrntiged thpiiMetvca n tho
otrheatroj the stil-dtied acroplnga of
vIoIIiin, niHl roiiladlug of alitor Hut ok,
hold tho (mm ni Mrt of the nudlciifo
IMll-lKHind In HrwthltuM iiiitlctimtloii,
and oreryliody picpared to I w naton
The ttrlnin ie.ii:ui t-lM.il in from n
IV door, lu-r lw nml. , rdiIii rolm
Inilllttg ovir Mi.' . iui..'t. ii i.liitf.irni.
tier while untlti i tti iit ad .riid with
ltrri nud embroidery. Ii-r gold luilr
nowintr in ringlet, nml Kprlokled looae
ly Willi while cnmellln. her winwy
tlimnt enriched by sold, her dainty
white feet decked with Kilt Imttnrlllaa,
hor amall, uiirlghl. figure no Ihoiomc. ho
Kntceflll, rising out of Jl KOlil tllld-WllllO
Mirlih Hcarf, width was knotted
IoomoIv nt one tilde.
A rldon of Mrfo t Rniro nnd I'nrln
I ill lame whh nIu; hut tho fnco which
cnifr.nlid tho nudlHiioo whh tho
iilht In tlio mom.
A short of ulinok rnn throiiKh tlio
ItMi-tN of tho throne They liml ox
jwctiil K-nuty to tiHitch tlio fnmoim
wIop. Why not? -ni,. iMipcrH Imil
chIIimI hrr .voiuijf, uttmctkv, the Idol
of ovory I'lty.
, Hero wiih n vorllnhlo (loron.
XJicro wiih ii pilKiliti itlhMieo ih hIio
Mwejit lo tho front of tho tdntform,
whoiv n Imnk of tlowora did duty In
Ktend of fKit lBlit. 'nu, iipplminc
whloh hnd riwn up Ilk" n whirlwind
at tho llntt KllmpNu of iroldiind
hlte ilmitv. wnH now Irtuhoil nud
Mniloiii(ili.i. OephliM' tuniPd lth
utimored fnro to i.r oti-lieHtrn, mid
straight wny n low Molihlnt: Iwoko fnnn
violin nnd ullvi-r tlino, like tho enfti'xt
whlnprrM f tin. Aeollnn Imrp, nnd the
rolre row up, not Rind nnd Jojour iih
Jhe torn f thono who hnn found
Ufa a holiday, but niully. urondly. puro
iy. In ltd lonely lxnuty. like tho voire
or nn nntrei who, wnnuirtiiK throiiKh
aordld iifno In m-nivh of tlio All
Oool, Mnjrn n Honjr not of onuh, but
ono tauuht by Memoir iiiIiiUIith.
Oh. voire of innjinty, of plorclnif,
thrllllnir, pnMiiff, iht1iii Mwoetuomit
How It trnnml nrh vulsnr noiil In tho
old Imll th.it nluht, mid drnffisod thoui
fn.tn their unrdld nolvn to inop with
wo-trurk eym ttiroiiKh tho jjoldon
twni to hNiTPii! How It tnucht cold
hrartu tlM'ir flrnt looxon of luvo, iJ
eharlty. of iidorntlon to Hint whorulun
abovo nil! How It wnfted tho niuu-l
fano of the dond to werpltn; frliMidii,
and NHiit tin- Innocent boby flunk lmok
to neMtlo iMi tho mothor'H yoomliiK
UhIoviiI voIpo. (nionlon unruly of n
'tlio mniK- nr ouo Miotiti wiy tho
divine pMMilm-wnn einHI, whon it
rwik nt one of tho doom broke tho
InteiiHo mllluioiH whloh iiMtoiilxhiuuut
and emotion hnd iMNindiHl Uie nudluuco
with, nnd nn old woinnn, drlpplin; from
tiuf mil .-fllu without. mIkmI huniolf
tato Hie crowded building. She whh
Tmrgml, nnd Imwed tog 1 1 her with rheii
uintlniu; n few himixi white Im-kn fell
fnni her old Itlork Umiiet over liur
poor, thin iliHk; her fmlwl hIihwI
tKureely hid hr bony urtiw from il
of the tlimui;, nml Iter aklrt whh
of eoiton, worn to mgn, but meudeil
ffomehow to lMHX together. She had
a liinket on her nrtn filled with
nwtettaM, aMMd of ootton, tape, awl
ihmmIIm; lait the nwUW-M war fijwilwl
liy tho rain, awl War Whole stock
Come, come. SlHier lletler." Mid
the UNrkeir, tkklnic liar inther
Twinlilr by the arm. "ymt wittt go ont
hT thU; it isn't ii n4a fur tho tlkw of
"Ah. inon nir iHHtteml .tLihJ
wohwh. Inoklntt eagorlv ahMMIth
bw kaeii. laack eyea. ! beard it Voice
a Hweot vtee. Where la Itr
iDowii atef.ited ft lady from h re
Herrctl Mat clou liy a lady with for
Kcoiu Hllka, and erndnea. and oinra
oloak, nil au fait, but her eyes were
futt of I (am and her iheeka tiale.
'Hlit ahall stay, Mr. Harold." ald
the lady; "tho tmieie wilt warm bar
poor Mil nouI. A rouipalHot of your
own, MoUmt Nlletlr. a y'uii larla
.letine, And aba fitaga like a seraph.
Here, Humid, Htnr for lur tteket
Now alt dowN on thl ii near tbu
ntove; ami look! sue In aoliur to alue
'I'he lady baek In Iter place, the old
I'ronebwauiaH rrwuchlUK twhlud the
trtorr, MadenioliM-lle IVjrtilfcu reau
(Haired. tbla time rapiorusl) applaud
tl, nwl ltaan a ilnkllug French chan
rutH. lo rhr trlfpliia uuaaure of the
arromtMHTliiff . rrheeira
Ah the lark like oii-v :ie and roae
t higher ftltrlitH Un nt i.v-l xly,
awl the Hull- i-npt .rl; ii'l. i', tind
tite vtoilM inliiilPkid iW.ua irlU,
tho breathleaa aadieiKx nwiluuU lat
tbelr at ten i Ion diverted by u atraufa
Did Mother Velletler nt rtr.t saw
tK'lilnc Un ilir rtt f Ida x. Hvim.
aatk tUa iw-dUy of gayl? diud
Indlw, llkj nowers In n wcn-wrockcil
ganlwn-lH'd with thalr fiutlorlnu fnim
nu in iikmiimi, aim inpir raced loouinfr
rerr wlilln ntut tmlrlnlnn in n.n
Ileht: nnd tlmn nlm antv Hi i.nmin,.
pile of ronaorvntorr flower on tlio
dnlforni. nud ono flpiro atnndlnft tin
In Rold nnd whlto which Rllminowl,
thoiiKht tin, old I'nrliilonno In hor
honrt, "llko Mio Mtwae.1 aunllcht mid
tho holy inoonllRht cnujtht nnd botind
In ono ahenfj" nnd thon-th volco.
Mothor Pcllotlor wna tottcrlrm tip
Alio crowdi"' nldlo, puahlnR Iwtwcoii
tho jtooplo, wcJkIii licjucif iOHt ovory
tlilntr. alowly but toaoliitcly up to tlio
plntform, until, nt tho Inat roro of tlio
hour, aha wna directly In front, hor
withered hnnda holding onto tho wine
of tho Ktnife. hor atock In tmdp lying
forgotten nt Iwr fiot, whllo line latlluK
nnd imiHlneliwl gonta looked on In dla
Slndomnlncllo Cjcjililao, jmimlpg nflor
A brllllnnt roulndo for tho Inainiuietit
to echo It, anw, for tho flrat tlmo, Hid
wrlnkliNl fnco nt hor feet.
Hiiddeuly her whlle-glovwl linmlH
cnino together, nnd tlmt form of grneo
l)cino alrangolv rigid Tho echo
died nwgy, the pmyern looked In aur
prUo nt their prlmiHlouim. llnd ahe
forgoton7 Hnd her volti fnllwl her?
They repenti-d the who nuco, twice.
No nnawer from tho bird-like volco.
Thoy fnlntly Nketehod tho nex. fow
bnra In tho ilinonito hopo of reenlllug
mndomolaelle to horaolf, nml tho lend
er hold townrd hor tho aheota of iinfolo.
Tho orchcHtrn roao In nlnrm. overv
aoul In tho homo did tho anmo, as If
moved by ono pommon panic. .
moved by ono common pnnle. I
And nt this moment tho prlmn-donnn
licgnn to wnlk ncroa tho plntform. und I
to como down tho atepa Into tho linll.i
with her long, golden train llonllug
Ix'hlnd hor, mid every untln fold Ih
trnylug tlio trcmulnua motion of tho
llmba, while alio held hor white nrniM,
nn iniien wiui cinnxing iirnrcicK out
Htrotched townrd old Mother IVlletler.
"Mother! mother!" aoblKHl tho prliuit
tmnifl rnlllnr- .... I,r l.wuu. n...rluu.
lug the fndcl. dripping rullo of ni wTl"" ,Pi W . ,lf ' ,,
Ity to Uie allkim brenat. "Ahl do you Vur ,n 1,10 ""'w ' 'ho ridge,
not remember your Petlto?" AH BOon B8 J'ou get It rtmdy, follow im
"Tina la my iinughter'N voice, but sot . "k wiin your unii, so n not
Petlto'H lovely fnce." returned tho old lo '"t tho ground dry boforo your seed
woinnn. trebilillng. ! drill rollers llrm It over. Put In plenty
Thou Jlndeiiiolnelle HephlHe torn off of aeed. You can cut them out. but
ft cunning mnak. nnd iIIhoIowhI tho can't always trananlnnt thorn I sow
nudlonoe lw,,rtn,- " of U,u .the ground I. nt. Hutn bagna on tho 20th
And there wna atupelled alienee, !3 J""0' Tho BC0,la " tho rldgo will
whllo tho pnlr clung together In nn ",nrt heforo tho ditches, Wlion the
ombmco wlileh aeomed na If It would I W(dH "larl, I tnko n oiio-liomo plow.
have no end. I put on n rolling coulter, nnd n alow
At lnat the lender of tho orchcutrn horso, fix on tho olovls ao na to httch
.Ym!n,,.rin. 1,11,1 ".Vp m I'10 t'1,111'!1- I", nnd go on each sldo of tho row.
J "1 ? ' ''STn1 of,' ih Li,1!.1 ut lMt,nB oft ono ,no"' 0XCPl llMt t0 u,
ouug iiici) hi ill extKiaeil, Hie HWelir ,nt ni... . , , !. .
hwk to the platform on hU i.rm. mid ',0' . "u" 1 0 ott thrco-nuartera
wild, lit door, though fullering touea: f. nn ' ch- nil(1 tl,row K lDt0 tho
"My frlendH, I cnniiot alug ngnlti to "llcu 0, cn't do ftno work with n
you to-night. A great Joy Im come to , faat-walking horso, as you don't want
me. I left my mother llvo yenin ngo to leavo moro than two Inches to hand
In Pnrla. Inm-ihiso alio would hnve mo wood. Thon, It near town, got noino
)l?um' wh, wnH ,ll0,l" t'oya. but don't put them to weeding
.r.,,!:?vnn;i!,,,,,,,ore,,;;i e. x
me. If, lo Im koi.t pun. nml atnliileaa. I L"1'"1' n for table uao. alx
woro thla iimak. I hIi.iII wenr It no lc,'08i onrrots, flvo Inchoa. Thon cul
longer. My mother will protuct mo. ,lvnto, throwing tho ground from the
After I left her, alio full Into poverty, nentor up to tho rools, nnd when the
nud followed mo to America, hoping , weeds atari, back with the plow. Tho
lo nnd me. Ah, thnnk Heaven, that ono weeding nnd thinning will bo al
ia over! Now. dear frleiida, I will atay moit all. We go over later, but It Ii n
Svnnlnlor'ron wV.'hm.'t"?!,,! ZT QU,Ck Job' Tho CUlllwtor should bo
oroiuug ror you without tho mnau." .., ti.rmini. -i.
And then ll.ev nil. nntilnmleit until rUU AU.roU?h 0lon' a"Bf V0ry rain If
tho Imll rocked to Its foundation.
. .. . .
Unit lllll' TliiM)oirr.
Orent Ilend. Knn., now ono of tho
beat ttnviiH In the atate, waa nt ono
time nhotit tho worst. Tlda wna whmi
It wiih u mllrond terminus, boforo
Dodgo (JHy waa Mtnbllahod. A tniv
idlug ovangellNt went to flront Ileud
nnd tried to alnrt n revlvnl. There
were n few OhrlHtlntm In town, and
IIihsp nil nttwidod tho tlrat meeting,
tho only ono of tho uuregenernte prea-
-nt I... I.... .HI.. I Tllll ...I... I. ..
seat, livery ono fenrod iroiiblo whou
ho walked Into tlio church, but he ant 1
i .'V...I, i.uii fi.ii, UKfK ii iriiiit
ilUletly iiurlng tho exortniloii. Tho , r ,ur BU,UU cumvniou crop inni
ovniiKtillst ntiiuosted nil who wnnted ' wo,,io "raw upon tho land after tho
to go to heaven to atnnd up, and every i nrst of August, na It would nld In rlpon
Hirnn pnwient except 111 nroee. M'hen Ins tho trcoa. Tho orchard should bo
they woro aented ngnlirillll got up nnd ! plowed In tho aprlng na shallow na poa.
drawing two platola, Bald: "Vou nil otble, nnd should recelvo a froqiont
any you want to go to heaven. Now. 1 dragglm: un to tho middle
nnytlilng I can do to help this giimo ' J .fi8,, B'Pi nUI Imm!! ,:.AUBUBt'
nlong nnd give plenaure to tho plitycra ; "LV 0f R " noolh,n ,mrrow or
I'm In for. You nil wnnt to go to woo,,r. "toon or twenty acres can bo
henven, nud I'll glvo you oh good n ouo 0VtT ,n n day ntll t"o d"t mulch
chniico na you'll ever hnve. The tlrat , ta"8 formed will do much to hold tho
man Hint geta up I'll glvo 1dm n ticket 1 mofsturo through a seaaon ot drouth,
clenii through, without nny atop-over." j Tho flrat spring he rocommonded that
The evuugellat cniwled under the aent Iho atroiiR shooU be headed back, an
nnd tho memlHra of the congreuniloii
lay on tho ehulra. "Well." wild Hill,
"I aeo you witau't In oHnioai, ao wo
will put nut the llclita nnd call thin
mootlii' ndjnurned." due by one liu
ahnt out tho lights, nud by morning
tho evnngellat waa on Ida way to
IlutrhlliHon, while the member or tho
coiisraatitlou kept ipilet and made no
furliior ntiempiH nt iHddlug a revival.
Till Miinlcnl Hlury I Krr.
Jnmea Mulligan, mi onitoytM of n
logging ramp, died In tho woods n
eon plo of days nifo near Welliack,
Mteh. HU frieuda pbteed Ida 1mmv
and nil bin balnHKliiga In n colltii Wt
ahla to hla family. They decided to
carry the colttti to the railroad staM-m.
ISIght stalwart womlameu undertook
the task of carrying i a in Me over tho
frosen mud roads. 'Iliey had not gone
frr whin I bey ainldMily alopped. V.r.
ery one of thi lunieil pale with fear
and they nearly drojiwal their burden.
From within the colUn Uiny heard
the atraliu or 'After the Itair In the
pUihig tones iieciithtr In it luualc Imix.
Then anmo one remembered that tlm
Imx which .lauiea Imtighl to help abort
n The lottg nlihta waa packet! In tho
cortln, and It Is sitrntoaMl the Jarring
caused the KHrlHjM to relax. The nun
werk aaaurwl ami proceeded on their
"If 31m hadn't lieen dead," aaM ono
of them, "after ltaieidHg to that (ami
h suretr wohIiI have dlwl. No ilawMr
of hU lielug IwrlMl allvo n8w.M-01d.
lie i'outd Willi.
The last day of i aearo ertMlnal In
TeuiH had nme Me was awakeiiad
aud nakiit wlmt he would hare for
bnakfir and i. .1.1 Mi tt ho rowd bare
wciiiiiiM te llal
T e. bnaa. 1 reckon I'll lake -r wa-
"v t. i i ci"tis ar not ripe joi
". I.'.' r hillld. ti . I L j Walt"
icxaa Mrm a
PAT? AND fTAl?TlirT
Knmn rp-lo-lt Hint Abnat Ooltlr
linn at III Mall anil Vlalili Tlnri-nl
llnrllttiltnre, Vltleullura anil 1'lurl
tullur. nu way i anow
all kinds ot roota:
Plow undtr nil tho
manuro In tho fnll
you onn. Then
plow deep In the
eprlng. If your
land la nhnllow,
with a clay nub
roil, It will tnko
lota of fertilising
to bring It up. As
land Is In good
the nnrlng, plow
Thon back furrow Into n
dond furrow. That will loavo n ditch
on either ahlo. Now put tho noar horso
In tho furrow and sat over your plow
(o tho loft ot tho furrow. Catching
your oyoa In n ap on tho corner, nnd
holding It over tho furrow, tho home
wnlks in thorn back on tho other alrio.
When you gut tho Innd ns wldo na con
vsnlant. tnko nnother daad furrow, nnd
! then tho centor betweon until you got
lit nil dono. If you will look nhond of
It nil dono. 1
you you rain
" omo' ,)lll
mnko atrnlght rows. If
oonrao innnuro, It will bother
when you got dono It will
ronny you. Thon tako tho smoothing
hnrrow and run over tho rows length
wlo. Let tho driver wnlk In tho fur
row. Uo over It threo or four tlmea,
nnd nil of tho lumps oro In tho ditch,
Ilia hlilnn. ..ltl I... H .. I .. ... I 1 1.
! "'" "IS" "" '
Iiomilllln Rnmn nll.. I hi. f ...III nl
B w ...u uiiiui tl.l.U ,,,,, ).,u
my taethod ot digging roots.
V. D. Durtch.
Sauk County, Wisconsin.
Michigan'- fruit loitlluto.
(From Farmoro' Ilovlow Special Ho
port.) On Wednesday morning Mr. Morrill
continued his talk upon pesoh growing,
dlicusiUng tho "Cultivation and Cora of
tho Orchard." Ho advocated giving up
inn Inn. n ,1.. . n .. -i. . i. . ai .
yoar but fnvDre.t ...... h Ini ;:
'avoro'1 l tor
mo Jan. to the treoi nftor tho
ai to glvo tho weaker onos a chnnco
to develop, alt surplus branches being
removed. After tho nrst yonr cut baok
the new growth from ono-half to two
thirds, beginning nt tho top and trim
ming out nil weak and dead shoots
(long the branches. Dy thus shorten
Ing tho shoots the dnnger ot breaking
down of tho branches will be leisened
ind It will bo muoh easier to thin and
plok the fruit Unless pains ore taken
to remove the extra shoots It will bo
bettor not to head baek, as the tree top
will be too thick. Do the pruning early
la the spring, before the buds start, to
prevent tho exhaustion ot the tree by
developing an excess of pollen.
The thinning ot tho fruit should be
dane before pit formation begins, ai, If
delayed until the pit hardens, It will
be a serious drain upon the trees, liy
thinning the fruit nt this time so that
they will stand six or eight Itiihes
apart, the full vigor will be thrown
Into those remaining and tho crop will
be larger and of much greater valun
than If not thinned. A large tree will
often need to have from 3.00 to 4,000
peaehes taken from It To properly
prune and thin nn elgkt-rear-old peach
orshard takes about seventeen and one
half days per aere.
j Mineral manure are particularly de
sirable for peaeh orchards. Stable
manure la not deilrnhlo for good poach
land, but may bo tiMd to advantage
upon light sands. Wood ashes and
ground bane make n complete fertiliser
Iter the peaeh. They make the fruit
' buds hardier and the peaeh cling etaaer,
so that the leas In high winds is great
ly leeeened. lu seine soils there seems
to be an abundance at potash and wood
askt arc reported as producing no of
feat I Ity mounding up tho trees In the fall
the formation of Ice about tbe eollar
.....l ., .
UD s'"rw. ii iv ii lorried
d(jwB ln Joly any 9Kt or Jo ing tar(r
tan be rtadlly destroyed If washes are
used care ahould bo taken that the;
aro properly prepared, ns muoh loss has
been caused by tho application ot wash
ea that woro highly commendod, but
proved 10 strong as to destroy tho trees.
Teo groat oitro cannot bo given to
searching for nnd dostroylng trees af
fected rlth tho yellows. Trees with a
slnglo branch showing tho disease are
often kept until the fruit Is gathered,
but this Is unsafe, ns It may spread tbe
disease to tho surrounding trees. If
tetnoved ns aoon na nny Imllontlon ot
tho dlaonao can bo aeon In tho fruit It
la likely that no harm will follow to tho
surrounding trroa. It la possible that If
properly omploycd Itordcnux mixture
may prevent tho eprond of this dread
dlseaso, na many peach growers who
have sprayod tliolr trroa to prevent curl
leaf and rot report that thoy have not
hnd yellows, whllo thoro 'has boon a
considerable loas whom trees havo n't
Tho third tnlk ot Mr. Morrill was
upon "Marketing Poaches." Tho suc
cessful fruit-grower ot -today must, ln
oddltlou to a practical knnwlodgo ot
the bualncM, havo n knowledge ot the
telnncoa that rolatn to tho soil nnd
plants. Ho must, nbovo all, be n good
ealosmnriF All Is profit above tho flxod
ohargcfl, nnd ni thceo nro largely tho
cost of production, much can bo otton
added to tho profit If thoy oan bo
cheapened. Yet costly methoda nro
often moat profitable ns troea nro ma
chines, nnd roqulro a cortaln power
when not doing work, nnd If, by giving
a llttlo hotter caro n consldornblo In
creaao In production Is scoured, tho dlf
fereneo will uo profit.
Home flnntl HuggMtlnnt.
I havo bcott ongngod In poultry rain
ing but n fow yonra. I havo kopt tho
Whlto Ilrnhmna, White Leghorns nnd
tho Huff Cochins. Now I have only tho
Plymouth Itocka, nnd this breed units
me boit. My hen houso la only n com
..'on one, but It Is comfortable. I havo
fed ground wheat nnd onta and scrape
from the table, with plenty of sweet
milk and pure water. I think that
sweet ski in milk la much bettor than
sour milk for chlckona. Our mnrketa
have beon rnthor low during tho past
year. In the wlntor wo glvo warm feed
In tho morning, nnd wo novor fall to
got ogga. In raising brooila I hnvo good
suouosa when I watch tho broods oloio
ly. It ilooa not pay to noglcat them.
As to onrly maturity, I think that thoro
nro no birds that maturo earlier than
tho Plymouth Hocks.
I llvo on n farm, nnd, llko all farmers'
wives, huvo to ralso tho poultry. 1 hnvo
had In my poultry raising tho threo
kinds of fowln I hnvo montlonod nbovo,
I llko tho Plymouth Hocks very much.
Tholr eggs hatch woll, and tho llttlo
chlckH try to tnko caro of thomnolvcs
enrly. Thoy mnturo oarly, and whon
young nro very deceiving In their
weight Tho hens nro good layers If
thoy hnvo any caro nt all. I kopt sixty
bona last year, nnd during that titno I
sold of chickens nnd egga M0-worth,
and had sotno dlo. My greatest troublo
hns been tho llttlo mites, nnd I havo
novor found anything Hint would rid
tho roosta of thom entirely. Tho only
method that stoma to hnvo nny effect
la to keep tho hon-houso na clonn as
posslblo. and when tho hen has sot
about ton days take out tho nost and
clean It nnd replace It. Then, on wnsh
days we throw nil tho Buds Into tho
hen-houso and onto tho roosts. I uso
I lino In tho anmo way. For ohlokcn
cholorn I uso condonscd lyo, putting n
llttlo In tho food. I uso about two
tabloipoonfuls to threo gallons of feed,
using onough water to uwoll tho feed
woll. Wheat, onta and corn will do
to bo fed In this manner. Wo nnd this
also n good thing to keep off hog
cholera. In tho years 1891 and 1895 wo
hnd hog cholera nil n round us, but by
giving them toed Imprognatod with lyo
and changing tho hogs from ono flold
to another about onco In two weeks,
wo kopt them from getting tho cholera.
In feeding this to chickens, ot courao
It will not do to feed It otton, nnd It
ahould not bo placed whero thoy can
got It nt will. Onco n month or once
In alx weoks Is often enough. Mrs. J.
L, Pcrrlno In Farmers' llovtow.
Wlntr Wheal In low.
A bulletin of the Iowa experiment
station says: Kxtonslvo variety tests
of winter wheat havo In times past
been conducted nt this station and the
rosult reported In previous bulletins.
Tho only variety of winter wheat thua
far found to be adapted to this loeallty
Is tho Turkish Hed. Ttio yield ot this
variety has not been less than twenty
flvo bushels per nere on tho experiment
station grounds and In 1S94 and 169S
tho yield reached 48 and 64.7 bushels
respectively. The yield of winter wheat
has Invariably exceeded that of the
spring wheat grown her and tbe qual
ity has been uniformly better.
Cost ot Harvesting Sugar IJaeli. A
record ot all labor put on digging tho
beets was kept with the following re
sult: Five and one-halt days' team
work, nt 75 cents per day, $1.12; twenty-two
days' man labor, nt ft JO per
day. $S3, making a total cost of $87.12
for digging St.tl tens of beats, or 81.06
per ton. The beets were taken from
tho ground by plowing a dop furrow
with the landslide as near tho beet ns
possible without outtlug them. Thoy
were then easily thrown iu pllss.
Colorado ISxporlment Station.
Money Loit or Made. Some ot tho
ranchmen ot Texas are claiming that
they have lost a good deal ot money
during tho past year by purchasing
oattlo to feed. Now that thoy have got
there fat they will net bring eaough to
pay tor the Investwentt Wo hope this
Is a too gloomy view ot the situation.
Doubtless the above Is the oxperlenee
of some, but It Is also more than prob
able that some otht-ra have made
money. A single experience does not
giro tho trte average for the total,
Dolleve on the L r j Jmuj Christ, and
thou sbalt be savtd
TIIE JOKERS' CORNER.
BOMB UP-TO-DATE READING
FOR OUH LEAN READERS.
Tbe l'ellow ting llnnrit TVlltl and
Itow lie Vf lpd bat a IMtit Why the
(Ircat Tragedian llecmna Alarmed
Wilt, the Will.
deep lovo was
t'nfetterod from ,
Its tiny honrt,
To n dog, not great
Or beautiful In
A yollow dog. '
Ho was tho butt ot
nil the village,
Waa always lwlng cuffed nr kicked, i
Or tin cans tied upon Its tall,
Or other doga upon It "slokod,"
This yollow dog. i
Tho child wna playing near n river,
With boyish laugh and about;
Ho foil and drowning was ho
When "Bleo" pulled him out
This yollow dog,
From him let ua n losaon lonrn,
Whon n man la seedy, out of tin,
Poor nnd old; wo will not klek;
A noblo heart may boat within
A yollow dog.
Ilnnker Spudde I didn't hoar you
knnek at iho door ot my ofllca, young
Tho Young Man-1 didn't knock. I
wnntod to be sure of seeing you,
"You don't appear to be Inoktng In
"I nm, though. That's what I've acme
"Yoa, air. And I como by permis
"That's right fly pormlwlon,"
"Yes, elr. Soe?" Chicago Tribune.
llurnntir I.I c lit Lunch. '
Tho lato Colonel Frod Ilurnnby hnd n
prodigious nppotlto. When nt n private
tutor's In Wnlca ho went on a walking
tour, and turned In tor n midday meal
nt n vlllago Inn.
On Inquiring wlmt ho could hnvo for
lunch, .tho landlord announced a roast
goose, hot, nnd ready to be sorved, nnd
nn npplo tart. Ilurnuiy was Informed
Hint 2a Cd. wns tho prlco for tho.ro
past Having demolished tho gooao and
tnrt, leaving only n fow bonca nnd an
Inch ot crust to toll tholr talo, ho prof
fered tho 2s Cd.
Tho landlord woefully accepted tho
coin, and, with n snrdonio grin, ejacu
lated: "Next tlmo you nro down thla way,
glvo my frlond Jonos nt the Hod Lion j
a call. I will glvo you 3s. Od. It you ,
will boivo him tho samo way." An-;
Llttlo Janet, agod four, noticed the
other day at dinner tho rest of tho
family helping thomaelvoa liberally, to
Nobody offering her any, sho waited
until something draw away tho atten
tion ot tho others, when alio lifted tho
mustard spoon, liberally daubed n
plcco of bread which alio was oatlng
with tho nary condiment, and took n
Her hand Immediately went up to hor
burnt mouth; but, bravely suppressing
nn ontcry, alio put tlm broad bway
from hor, remarking:
"I think I'll watt until that Jelly gets
cold." Phllo. Inquirer.
Toway Tomsoix Watelmr Uoln',
Willie TRtttira-Jea' wlpla' out a Utile
debt I owe. Texas Sittings,
important Information hf Tclvphoa
A messenger boy sailed tip the 0a
tral lelapheue otflee yesterday and
asked the operator If ahe knew what
J love was.
"No," ahe replied. "Say, If you CnJ
i ... . i, ....... ...in
uui ie. mv ., mil iwi
"All right," said the bay
In a little while he ealled her up
again and aald: "Say. 1 found Hut
out About love, you know."
"What Is It?" asked Ceutral.
"An ltrhtng of the heart that one
can't scrat b." said the hoy. and he
ranjf off -Syracuse Courier.
! i.I 1 Mj..l..jfJ!lg
A Itanerads Thrott.
The savaRS chief held a glittering
spear perilously near tho captlvo mil
" Do you llko this?"
Ills tone was not facetious but tho
captlvo was undismayed.
"Well. It you ask mo"
He glanced nt tho weapon, tho prop
Inqulty of whloh was not comforting.
" It goes against my sloinachr
Unfortunately, however, the captlvi
wna In a lrfbnllty whero thoro Is no
market for humor, nnd (ho end oamo
And Nothing lo list,
"Will ho apeak to mo7"
Thero wns ngony writton In every
foaturo ot hor haughty faee. Sho
glanced fearfully nt tho man beside her
nnd her heart sunk.
"Ah. no," nho sighed.
In fact, ho hnd already remarked that
It wns n lovely evening and that ho
thought Wagner wna too sweet for any
thing. Thoy were nt nn Informal reception
nnd thoro wns ndthlng else to soy. De
The liar lllinkd.
Wlfo (to her husband, who la n groat
'criminal lawyer, nnd who hns found
fnult with tho dinner) "Thero Vou go
ngnln, nlwaya llndlng fnult Willi my
eooklng. You novor aco nny redeem
1 Ing qualities In mo nnd yet you hnvo nn
oxcuso for ovcry murderer that cornea
nlong." Philadelphia Inquirer.
Snlvlno Amfnt (with deep feollng)
And I hnvo been billed to star hero tor
"I'oa," antd Mr. Cash Ilyrncs to his
boon companion, "I wont to sco Uncle
Hill, nnd na aoon ns I stopped ln ho -ild,
'I can -co by tho looka ot Vou wlint you
wnnt You want to borrow n cquplo of
dollars.' Thon ho pulled them out ot
hla pockot and hnndod thom to mo,"
"Liberal old chopplo," replied tho
"Liberal? I wns just about to touch
him for twenty, mid ho na good as know
It" Indianapolis Joumnl.
CuptUt and Labor.
A Political economy tti o tlokllah.
subject. A man has to be wide-awake
to understand nil nbout it For In
stance, tho very ideas ot capital nnd
Look horo; that la almplo enough.
Supposing I borrowed twonty mnrks
from you; that would represent oapltet
"To bo sure."
"Then nfter nwhllo, you would be try
ing to get your money back. That's
Th IlMl Th7 Cnnld Ilo.
"Don't you sometimes mnkon mlstnka
and lynch tho wrong man?" askod the
visitor from tho Hast
"We, did once." replied tho nntlvo,
"but wo offorod to du tho squaro thing
by tho wldder."
"How was that?"
"Wo told her alio could tako tho plok
ot the crowd for her second husband."
A Champion nt r. Kind.
First Cyclist Do you sco that rn
tleman yonder? Ho holds tho lnrgest
number of prizes mid tnodaLs over poa
soused by any ono man,
Second Cyclist What! that fellow?
He doesn't look n hit like n cham
pion. Flrat Oyollst-H Is Just na I toll you.
though. Ho la n pawnbroker, you ueo.
Centralldatt fur Hadgport
"Maria," said Uoggloa to his wlfo,
with an Iden ot Instructing her In poli
tical economy, "do you know what otvll
"Jasper." said Mrs. Hoggins, with
memory of reaent eentaet with the
cook, "tbore Isn't any." Hoeton Trans
With Hi wit.
"Ilavn those peoale In the ether flat
been married langf "I think neH he
takes naps en bar best stlk pillows,"
aazley Is It goad to eat nt nlht he
rero going to bod? Iaabey tie definite,
man; la what geod to eat? Hoxhary
"The game Is up." remarked the bun
gry customer as he noted the atlvaHM lu
prlto ot birds on the bill of fare.
"Poster designs are said to bd Glton
mere accidents." "Seine at UMat WUU
be regarded as fatal aecJtetiU, toe."
Chicago Hvenlng Post.
Teaeher Tommy, what la meant by
"nutrltlaus food?" Tewwy SoMathlHg
to eat that ain't gat no taste to IL la
Mr. lkwdle Yjm began Hf as a bare
footed boy, I iinderataad New Clerk--Yea,
air. I waa burn wt hout -
New York Herald.
ttlla- Maud Is going to the B4MiW.a
la th eharaeter et "Night." Stella It
will be another case of making sight
hideous -Cincinnati Knqelrer.
Drug Hark Hon win nu have your
soda hot or cold t'umonier Queft
I'll have It hot. ha kin t itnif to wait tar
It tu g.t told. - Raibury Uar.-tte.
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