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FOB THE FARM AND HOME.
Tho value of any manure doponds upo
the kiud of food which tho animals hav
eaten. Cows for instance which hav
keen fed upon straw, cannot mak
manure which would contain any mor
fertilizing properties than the straw, an
in fact it would contain less, because th
cow had used some of tho most valuabl
elements of the straw for her subsistence
Bo if sheep had been fed upon straw c
cornstalks their manuro is of no mor
fertilizing value than these are, but it i
true that the finely broken and partly di
mutter us uiuru uusuy uuuuuipusu
than the coarse straw, and hence th
anauure is more available. But when th
heep havo been fed upon rich food, c
bran, corn, and linseed meal, the manui
becomes much richer, and from its finel
comminuted condition makes the bes
Kind of fertilizer. It is exceedingl
valuable for corn, because it is rich i
*11 the elements of plant food which cor
toxjuircs and is so rapidly available. "W
prefer to plow it under in such a wa
that the subsequent harrowing mixes i
thoroughly with the soil.?New Yor
Care of tHe Team.
It is astonishing, how little care somi
farm teams get. They come froinplowinj
r harrowing, all dusty, sweaty, and wit)
kin worn off in places, it mav J>e, ty
Jiard harness that does not fit. Into th<
tables they go, and the curry comb anc
l?rush scarcely ever touches them, anc
as for washing off the dried sweat anc
/ TUDDing tuem down, tnat is never done
They go into the field in the morning,
jperhaps they have been watered and per
kaps not, and they are compelled to wai
mntil noon time, when, if allowed t<
drink, they will take more than is gooc
for them. It is only humane to manag<
aomc way so that, on the hottest days,
the work-team may have more frequeni
opportunity to drink than once at morn
ing, noon and night. In respect to feed
let it be cut hay mixed with meal. It i:
most economical; horses will do best 01
it and work the hardest. It is an erro
to feed horses all the hay he will eat
Make up the deficiency in grain, and, ij
ats are fed, twelve quarts per day is ai
much as a horse can digest well, and
unless they arc digested, of course tliej
do no good. Above all, feed regularly,
and do not over feed. On the othei
land, do not expect a horse to do heavj
work on light ration^
Culture of Corn.
A Pennsylvania farmer says: A greal
mistake often made is that of ploughing
too deeD for this eron: if thf? vrmnorronfj
M. I' J O
have to go down far to reach the sod, th<
plant will start slow aad bp stunted a
the beginning. In my neighborhood th<
one-horse planter or drill has com<
Into general use; it puts one kernel in i
place, giving the corn plenty of elbowxoom,
besides the advantage of the fertilizer
attachment, by which any strong
fine manure can be applied iw the hill
(by simply running it through a common
and screen), and thus help greatly tc
tart a crpp. For the last year or two,
as soon as the seed is well sprouted and
firmly j-ooted, we go over the rows witl
hand-rakes and lightly rake the surface
before the corn is rightly up; and then
fiollow with the two-horse cultivator af
^)pon as possible. After which we rake
jBid cultivate time about till it becomes
too large for the rake, and is not easilj
?overcd with clods; but the cultivator is
Kept going as steady and long as possible
and not injure the earing out. In this
way we are able to keep the weeds from
carting at uu, leaving tne neia clean 101
future use. And our experience is that
all seeming extra work is found to have
jfaidl when the corn is measured in the
fall. I recommend a trial of the rake;
k loosens the soil around the young
talks; will not tear them out; besides
It saves the back-aching job of hoeing.
Th* Small Tomatoes.
Soon after promotion of the tomato tc
a position among most valued garden esculents
tl?e miniature varieties were
brought prominently to notice, and in
the good old gardening days no more
-popular "preserve" or pickle was seen on
file farmer's tahln. An ncpminnol
promise was "sweet pickle," a toothsome
relish partaking of the characters of both
Ihe other forms. There has been nc
fhange in these pretty little varieties ol
thte years, but they are almost unktiowi
lo the majority of tomato growers. 8til
fihey possess decided merit in the way ol
reliability and great productiveness; in
fact, during a disastrous season when th<
luge solid kinds have rotted badly th<
mall Varieties presented a mass of per
* feet fruit.
The most curious and at the sami
lime most ornamental of the latter clas
Is properly known as the Currant tomato
with fruit very little, if any larger thai
Ihe Cherry currant. Next in size is th
Cherry tomato, with both yellow and rc<
vaneues, ana tnese are especially recom
mended for conserves, being of mild
-pleasant flavor. The Plum, or, as it i
most frequently called, the Pear tomato
lor the shade of difference is too sligh
to notice, is likewise represented by botl
t yellow and red, and these appeared to b
the most highly prized by our ancestors
X size yet larger and entirely globular i
ei0r appropriate foraalads, as the fin
texture of the fleah is unexcelled. I
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this class are several new introductions
of decided merit.?Croppio in JV. T.
e Raising L?ttuc?.
o Among tbe common salads there is
e none in such general demand for the tao
bio as lettuce. It is uneasy grower, and
d yet it needs for its best development a
o good soil and careful culture. Lettuce
e is too often treated as a subsidiary crop,
and is sown too thickly in seed beds and
ir grown too thickly together. The let e
tuce bed should always, whero possible,
ls be set apart from the rest of the garden
L- in some way so that it may bo cultivated
d freely without disturbing other vcgctaLe
bles. Not only should the soil be t melLc
low, deep and highly enriched with mats
nure, but it should have full exposuro to
e the air, with perfect draining. In the
y opinion of Mr. William Earley, aij au>t
thority on the kitchen garden, those
y who would secure a fine growth of lctn
tuce should give their chief attention to
its culture in the early summer or in the
e autumn months. The heat and aridity
xr nf mndfimtnlr flrv mimmora tnn rrpnornllv
t hurry its growth into flowering and the
& seed form.- To sccure the autumn crop
a sowing should be made during the second
or third week in July, choosing
cloudy or rainy weather, if possible. For
s main crop the seed is usually sown by
' market gardeners in the open ground
about the middle of September, and
' transplanted to cold frames as soon as
" large enough to handle, being wintered
over in the same manner as early cabbage.
Plants have been known to come
out in the spring perfectly fresh from
seed sown in the open ground in the middle
of September. Lettuce is a plant of
comparatively tender growth, and unless
care is taken to promptly destroy all
weeds, it may be quickly choked up so
as to be worthless. The kinds best to use
are those known as black seeded Simpson
1 and salamander; the one is a curled
leaf variety, the other is plain or smooth
leaved, and forms a solid head.
S Sunflower Culture.
! W. I. Cook, of Castile, N. Y., writes
r as follows to the Cultivator: I desire to
call the attention of your readers to the
I value of sunflowers to every cultivator of
3 the soil, especially to poultrvmeu. Considering
its value, the sunflower is the
r most neglected plant in this countiy.
It is a plant that will thrive almost anyr
where, and on any soil that will produce
T beans. After a long and succcssful experience
in its culture, I am satisfied
that the sunflower is a most useful plant
and may be utilized in several ways. As
k a food for fowls, it has no superior or
T- even equal, adding great brilliancy to
3 the plumage and promoting vigor and
' health. For feeding live stock also it
will produce ve^y satisfactory ^a$lts* M
This plant is of great value in purifying
the air in localities where malaria
1 abounds. It is entirely exempt from the
attacks of noxious insects. When
thoroughly aricd the stalks make the
J best and cheapest kindling wood in such
districts as Kansas, Nebraska and
1 Dakota, where fuel is scarce and dear.
* In some sections in the above State sunflowers
are grown by the aero for the
purposes of fuel. In Europe, especially
1 in Russia, the manufacture of oil from
sunflower seeds is a leading industry.
The culture of the sunflower is the
same as that of corn, except the plants
should be 1 1-2 feet apart the row.
' No plant will respond to thorough cultivation
with greater profit than the sunflower.
It matures in this latitude in
seventy-five to eighty-five days. I grow
the Mammoth Russian variety, and con^
sider it the most hardy productive and
profitable, at the same time the earliest
' to mature. The variety originated in
central Russia, and was introduced into
this country eight years ago by the RusJ,
sian Mennonites. This variety has stalks
j 0 to 8 1-2 feet in height and one to two
inches in diameter, with heads as large in
dtameter as a water-pail. Some specimens
grow even larger, with large gray
* seeds, providing they are thoroughly
Do not let coffee and tea stand in tin.
All the mending should be done once
a week if possible.
i The oftener carpets are shaken the beti
ter; the dirt that collects under them
> grinds out the thread.
Linen rags should be carefully saved,
1 as they are extremely useful in sickness;
I if greatly worn, scrape them into lint.
^ Apples intended for dumplings should
1 not have the core taken out of them, as
" they impart a delicate flavor to the
"Willful waste makes woeful want."
B Do not cook another joint while any of
tho last romainft linnAton TTnah if. ?n
with gravy and a little management make
1 out another day's dinner.
1 Lelluu Salad?Chop lettuce fine and
add a little onion; make a sauce for them
, in the portion of a tablespoonful of
a sugar to two of vinegar and a little black
t Corn OyaUrt?Six ears of boiled corn'
ii cut from the cob and season, with salt
e and pepper, mix with it the yolks of
>. three eggs, well beaten, and one and a
s half tablcspoonfuls of flour; whisk the
a whites to a stiff froth and add last; fry
a 1a hot butter, one spoonful at a time.
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f Raised Doughnuts?A little loss than
one-half eup of melted lard .rubbed into
one cup of sugar, one cup of warm sweet
milk, one-half cup of yeast, one
egg, one-half teaspoonful of baking soda
a little salt, and nutmeg or cinnamon;
let it rise till light, then turn out on a
warm doughboard, but do not roll at all;
let it rise till light, then fry.
Pickled, Chicken - - Boil four chickens
until tender euough for meat to fall from
bones, put meat in a stone jar and pour
over it three pints of cold, good cider
vinegar and a pint and a half of the
water in which the chickens were boiled;
add spices if preferred and it will be
ready for use in two days. This is a
popular Sunday evening dish; it is good
for luncheon at any time.
Lemon Pie?One teacuo of prannktM
suga^ juice of one lemon, three eggs,
the yolks of three, and the -white of one,
and three tablespoonfuls of sweet milk.
!Piit all in a pan together, stir until woll
mixed, and bake with lower crust. "When
almost done, whip the remaining two
whites of eggs to a light snow, previously
adding threo tablespoonfuls of white
sugar. When the pie Is thoroughly done
spread the icing over the top, and return
to the oven to brown.
In the Cincinnati orchard there does
not grow a choicer fruit than the bretzel.
Bretzels are ripe at this season of the
year, and are toothsome at all periods.
Their advantage over the apple lies in
the fact that they do not decay. To the
average citizen of Cincinnati they are
preferable to oranges or bananas, because
they are simply delicious with beer. It
has been stated that the bretzel is a second
cousin to the "Wicncr-wurst, but thSr
has been officially denied.
The bretzel can stand any amount of
wear and tear and knocking about without
becoming bruised and mellow, and
wit.hnilf. lncinrr jinn- nf ito fnmnil
W ? ? ?wu>uq uu j vy & AVO AUUlVfU JUIVIU^/OI
or rich flavor.
The winds do blow and the dust and
soot do settle on his bretzels, but that
makes r.o difference to the boy, the
bretzels or purchaser. He (the boy) sells
them a dozen for five cents, and the coat
of sand and soot added to the salty rind
of the fruit is said to improve it. In the
beer halls the brctzel boy is in his glory.
You can hear his plaintive song every
afternoon and evening. His tune nevei
changes, and the boys at all the places
must have rehearsed together and got it
down fine, for it always sounds the same
?a long-drawn-out, monotonous cry oi
"B-r e-t-z-e-l-s." Some men in this citj
are said to have eaten in one evening at
an Over-the-Rliine beer hall over fiftj
bretzels each. If this is a fact, to even
up and quench the thirst causod by th?
fruit a man would be required to drin^
200 beers in the same length of time,
which would not be a great feat for a
man who claims to be a becr-drinkei
after all.?Cincinnati Enquirer.
The terrestrial flowerland par excel
lence is the Caspian slope 6f the Caucasm
range, near the pass of Derbent, the ancient
Pylaj Caucasiae. The mountains,
to a height of five thousand feet, are all
summer aflame with flowers, both in tho
forest and open glades. All sorts of
blooming creepers stretch their festoons
from tree to tree; flowery mouutain meadows
attract swarms of butterflies; hollyhocks
and tiger-lilies arc found near the
upper limits of arboreal vegetation. A
correspondent of the Ausland, who visited
that Caspian Florida in the company
of a party of Russian railway surveyors,
came to the conclusion that the
highlands of the cast were, after all, nature's
favorite garden spots, and that the
master races of mankind who abandoned
that paradise have in many respects gone
further to fare worse.?Dr. Felix L. Os*
Not Old Enough.
An American relates that he was onco
traveling in England, and he was staying
for a week at a large country house,
which was, as usual at that season, full
of guests, invited like myself. It was
an old estate and had the usual display
of oaks, which are so handsome and picturesque
a feature of English country
parks. He wa9 walking through the
park one day with a haughty, aristocratic
lady. "Have you any trees in America?"
she suddenly asked him. Ho was too
much taken aback to speak for a moment,
and before he could reply, she broke in:
"Why, what a silly question I have
asked you I Of course you haven't any
trees. The country isn't old enough."?
San Francisco Chronicle.
A Preacher's Poetic Protest:
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ian minister, well known in Harlem, is a
man who can enjoy a joke, even at his
own expense, and when occasion offers
shows that the keenness and brightness
of his wit is not dulled by reason of hi3
age. During the recent house cleaning
time, when he was engaged in preparing
his sermon, his wife, as good wives will
at times do for all of us, made it Bather
hot for him, and he sadly wended bis
way to the garret with his writing materials.
Thence ho sent the following
down to his spouse:
" When woman rages down below.
Wise Solomon tells us whore to go:
I took the hint without replying,
And in the house top now am sighing."
?New York Up-Town JWrtat.
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HIS .LITTLE GAME.
The Young Marx Who Wasnrt
Particular About Wages.
An Agreement Which Proved A Disastrous
one for the Employer.
Ycnr before last a bright-looking
young man entered our counting-room iu
response to an advertisement for an as
j sistant shipping clerk. He told the
usual tulo of how he desired a position '
more than wages for the time being, and
was witling to accept a nominal salary to
start in on. The old man was feeling in
particularly good humor that afternoon,
and said pleasantly to the new comer:
4 * Well, sir, what would you consider
a nominal salary? What would you bo
willing to accept in beginning?"
The young man picked at the lining of
his hat with his fingers, and deferentially
"I want to show you, sir, that I mean
business, and I will work for one cent
for thej remainder of this month, providing
you think it would not be too
much to double my salary each month
"That's a novel proposition, surely,"
said the old man with a smile. 4'Do you
know what you are talking about, my
4'Well, sir, my principal aim is to
learn the business," responded the young
fellow, and I would almost be willing to
work for nothing, but I'd like to feel
and be able to say that I was earning
something, you know."
4'I'll take vou." remarked the old
man. "One cent, two cents, four cents,
eight, sixteen," lie enumerated. "You
won't get much for awhile," he added.
He took him up to the cashier. "This
is John Smith," he said. "He will go
to work as an assistant shipping clerk
to-morrow. Hia salary will be one cent
this month. Double it every month
from now on."
"In consideration of my working for
this small salary might I ask you to assuro
me a position for a definite period]"
inquired John Smith.
"We don't usually do that," replied
the governor; "but we can't loose much
on you anyhow, I guess, and you look
like an honest fellow. IIow long do
you want employment?"
"Three years, sir, if agreeable to you."
"Well, by Jove, the old man agreed,
and young Mr. Smith, on pretence of
wanting some evidence of stability of
his place, got the governor to write out
and sign a paper that ho had been guaranteed
a position in the house for three
years on the terms I have stated.
He worked along for six months without
drawing a cent. Ho said ho would
draw all his earnings Christmas. The
cashier one day thought he'd figure up
jjuw luuuu wuuiu uu coming to tne
young man. He grew so interested in
the project that he kept multiplying for
the three years. The result almost staggered
him. This is the column of figures
he took to the old man. First month,
01; second, .03; third, .04; fourth, .08;
fifth, .10; sixth, .32; seventh, .?4;eighth,
$1.28; ninth, $2.56; tenth, $5.12;
eleventh, $10.24; twelfth, $20.48; thirteenth,
$40.00; fourteenth, $81.92; fifteenth,
$163.84; sixteenth, $327.68;
seventeenth, $655.36; eighteenth, $1,311.72;
nineteenth, $2,623.54; twentieth,
$5,247.08; twenty-first, $10,404,
I 16; twenty-second, $20,988.32; twentythird,
$41,076.64; twenty-fourth, $82,053.28;
twenty-fifth, $165,906.56; twenty-sixth,
$663,626.24; twenty-eighth, $1,327,252.48;
twenty-ninth, $2,654,504.96; thirtieth,
$4,609,009.92; thirty-first, $8,618,019.84;
thirty-third, $34,472,078.38; thirtyfourth,
$137,388,313.44; thirty-sixth, $275,776,626.88;
total salary for three years,
The governor nearly fainted when he
understood how, even if he was twice as
rich as Vanderbilt, ho would be ruined
in paying John Smith's salary.
He concluded to discharge the modest
young man at once. Smith had figured
up how much would be due him, and reminded
the old man of his written
agreement. Rather than take chances
in courts and let everybody know how
he had been duped, the governor paid
Smith $5,000 and bade him good-bye.
I've heard he tried the same dodge in
Chicago after leaving here.?Courier
A Dakotian met an old friend while
on an Eastern trip.
"I hear that Bill Applejack who
went out to your country has failed in
"Too much competition?"'
"No, I think not."
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"Ob, no, he worked hard."
"I don't see why ho failed, then."
"Well, you see, a few determined
gentlemen on the board of trade got
a new inch rope around his neck
and forced him to make an assignment."
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Chased by a FInnt. ]
?no of the most familiar plants in'
Southern California and Arizona is the
tumble-weed. In the fnll the gardens of
some localities arc covered with them,
the plant being a low bush, about two
feet in height, and spreading out to several
feet in width. So small and weak
are the roots that when the plant goes to
seed the breeze detnehes it and the plant
goes rolling along like a ball, scattering
its seeds broadcast over the land miles
from where it originally grew. In Arizona
the tumble-weed sometimes attains
mammoth proportions. I have seen them
fl vn fnnf ? ? 1 " '1 1
nuu an uuiKy mat one
would easily upset a man when traveling
at a good rate of speed.
The following incident shows that a
man may be chased by a plant: "I
was travelling through Arizona on liorscback
some years ago," said the narrator,
"and one day found myself in a desert
plain almost destitute of vegetation. The
only thing in the way of a shrub wero
numbers of dead tumble weeds, many of
gigantic size, and, curiously enough, they
were piled in great heaps as rf some one
had hauled them together to 1 -n them;
but as there was no object in uuing this,
I concluded that the wind had done it,
and I found luter that my supposition
"I had gone about ten miles in this
tumble-weed count-y when I noticed a
storm coming up to the west. There
was not the slightest shelter, so I kept
along, but finally saw a big pile of tumble-weed
and made for it, thinking to
get under its lee, and I just about made
it when tho rain commenced. The pile
wns about ten feet high, and I thought I
had a g^od shelter and dismounted; but
I had hardly reached the ground when a
gust of wind came that shook the heap
as if it had been made of paper, and a
big tumble-weed on top rolled off onto
tne iiorso. Fortunately I had not left
him, and as he leapt back and reared I
hung on and in a second was on his
back, and not a bit too soon, as then the
galo struck us, and the way that heap
dissolved partnership was a caution to
sinners. My horse was wild with fear
and was off-leading, while behind came
thirty or forty mammoth tumble-weeds,
rolling along like gigantic cannon-balls.
I never saw such a sight in my life, and I
soon found that I was being chased by
hundreds of them. I looked back and
saw one jump twenty feet into the air as
it hit a rock, and every little prominenco
sent them up where the wind would
catch them and bowl them like foot-balls.
I dodged several and at last got out of
the squall. I h iven't the slightest doubt
that if I had been struck by one of the
plants it would have knocked over horse
and all?in fact, I heard later of a man
that was caughtf*in such a squall and actually
bowled over * by one of them."?
San Franc'isoo Call.
Origin of Billiards.
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authority, by a pawnbroker. About the
middle of the sixteenth century there
was one William Kew, a pawnbroker,
who during wet weather was in the habit
of taking down the three balls, and,
with the yard measure, pushing them,
billiard* fashion, from the counter into
the stalls. In time the idea of a board
with sidepockets suggested itself. A
black letter MS. says: "Master William
Kew did make one board whereby
a game is played with three balls, and
all the young men were greatly recreated
thereat, chicfly the young clergymon
from Pawles, hence one of ye strokes
was named a Canon, having been by one
of ye same clergymen invented. This
game is now known by ye name of billyard,
because William or 'Bill' Kew did
flrst piaye with his yarde measure. The
stick is now called a kew or kue." It ii
easy to comprehend how "Bill yard" ha*
been modernized into Billiard, and the
transformation of "kew" or "kue" into
cue is equally apparent.
Fire Customs in China*
The following extract from a letter
from a lady in Pekin, China, written
to a friend in Chicago, will interest a
good many people: * 'Last week there was
quite a fire not very far from us, quite an
unusual thing I am told, for the build<
ings are of brick with tile roofs. Several
stores burned, and three men were
burned to death. A strange custom in
connection with any fire is, that the owner
of the building where the fire breaks
out is taken to tho yarmin (plaoe of public
business, police court, etc.) and
severely beaten, I suppose the idea being
that he must have been carclcss to have
let it happen. In this caso the man wat
hurt at the fire and died from the beating.
Another strange thing is, that all
the stores near, for several days are
obliged to sell their goods cheap, out
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down too.?Chicago Inter- Ocean*
Much Too Affable,
Mrs. Percent.?"Major Sinker was in,
dear, while you were out, and he was
Mr. Percent.?"Affable waa he eh ?"
Mrs. P.?"Yea, doar, he kissed the
baby and made himself quite interesting."
Mr. P.-?"Did eh? I suspected he
wasn't able to pay his note, now I know
he's going to ask me to renew it."?
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CLTTPISOS FOITTITE CURIOUS. \
In the good old Spanish daya bull \
ights o^st about $15,000. \
A ncvrtorpedo boat recently built has
I ittained trb remarkable speed of 24.027
I 5nots, or 2A^6 miles an hour. This i?
Dclicvcd to ^ the fastest time ever
reached by anweam vessel.
The city calleaylc Hague was originlily
a hunting sea^r the counts of Holland.
It dcrivedV name from the inclosing
hteg or hcdge\jljci1 surrounded
;heir magnificent park..
A Japanese with an \ *
wun: 01 IUUU
i year is considered a we\iy man> aud
a farmer who has $100 laid -g rauked
among the capitalists of hisYj.rjcj. In
all the empire, out of a P0jV?tion 0f
37,000,000, there arc less t-h\iQ qqq
paupers. \ '
It is said thftt in no part of theV
are oranges grown to such pcrfectK Qr
with more ease than in New sC
Wales. Any one with a garden \
grow a few orange trees, . K
tearing of which occasions very litth
An association of pharmacists in Pari3 V
has been discussing the old question of \
the influence of plants in bedrooms upon \
the health of the occupants. The \
conclusion is that the plants are bene- \
ficial, especially to consumptives, plants
without flowers being preferable to those
In Burmali, the latest addition to
Great Britain's territories, arc grown
forty varieties of rice, varying in hue
from white to black. Many other kinds
of edible grains are also produced, one
of them being known as "Job's tears"
on account of the round, shiniug, tearlike
fruit it bears.
The farmer of India uses a plow made
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inch wide and half an inch thick, which
is sharpened at the lower end and fixed
in a triangular piece of woo 1 attached
to the yoke on the necks of the bullocks
by a rope of matiilla grass. This plow
tears up the ground like a harrow, and
by hard work can be made to go over
nearly an acre of land in a day. Tho
operation of plowing is repeated five 01
six times before each sowing, or about
ten times a year, as two crops are raised.
After the last plowing the sower follows
after the machine and carefully drops
the seed into the furrow.
The London of To-dny.
"We speak of the rapid changes in our
American cities, but nothing like th?
changes of London can exist with us#
Growth is not a change of this kind.
Paris alone, in certain respects, can show
such metamorphoses as London. But on
the whole. Paris, as I saw it at this first
visit to the Old "World, was more like
the Paris one sees now than was London
of 1850 like the London of to-day. The
mere question of growth is a miner matter.
London was not the metropolis ol
the world in 1850, and now is. Then it
was only a huger provincial town. The
Londoner in general measured nothing
but himself, and nobody came to London
for anything but hardware, good
walking-boots, saddles, etc.; iipw it ia
the entrepot of the civilized worlaL The
World's Fair of 1851 and succeeding
similar displays of what cosmopolite industry
can do, the common arrival ol
ocean steamers, rare at the time I Am
writing of, have changed the entire char
actcr of London life and business and
the tone of its society. It is not merely
in the fact that 48,000 houses were buill
in the capital in the lost year, or that
you find colonies of French, Italians,
Russians, Greeks in it, but that thi
houses are no longer what they were inside
or out, and thus the foreigner is an
assimilated ingredient in its philosophy.
All this has come since 1850.?Atlantic.
A Happy Thought.
Young wife to husband?I don't see
how we can get along this way much
longer. Bills come in every dayjthat we
can't pay, and I am worried to death
Husband (discouragingly)?I'm sure ]
don't sec what we can do. I have been
on the wrong side of oil for three months
now, and couldn't buy enough crude
stuff to blow me up if I had to pay cash
Wife (happy with a bright idea)?W<
might fly to Europe.
Husband (admiringly)?That's just it.
What a clever little woman you are. ]
knew we couldn't swim there, the walk
would be certain to bo too damp, and
wo have no money to pay for a steamei
passage. Now, you have suggested the
very thing. Suppose you get the wingi
ready to-day, and I'll hustle around and
procure feed enough to carry us over.-?
The True Significance,
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understand anything about the language
Mamma?"No, love; why?"
Angelina?"Why, Mr. Snoopkina hai
just sent mo a lovely bunch of Jacqueminots,
three dozen, at least; and 1
wanted to see what the significance of it
Unfeeling brother?"I can tell you,
sis; it meana that Snoopkina is around
to-day trying to borrow from the other
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