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TIL WEEKLY EDIIIO: WINNSBORO. S.., JANUARY 31, 1899.,SALSE 84
THE LITTLE RED SLED.
It snows! and a bevy of rollicking boys
Are shouting their g!ee in the streets;
MY heart. as it shares in their jubilant joys,
Starts op with a livelier beat.
$ut ail in a breath it is heavy as lead
And speaks in a sorrowful tone,
&as I think, with a sigh, of a little, red sled
That is up in the attic, alone.
Oh, that little, red sled and the tales It could
With the races It won, for a theme,
Ere the. little boy captain, who guided It
Nad wandered.away In a dream.
is swift as the wings of the wind was the
Down the long curving courses they sped,
Whie as proud as a prince and as brave as
Was the boy on that little, red sled.
As it harks to his playfellows merrily shout,
Thelittle, red sled must know
Et is time the good captain came, sturdy and
''o welcome the coming of snow.
tt is wondering why he is waiting so long
To portion his play with the rest.
That boy who was ftrst in the frolicsome
And whose little, red sled was best.
&ad I know that good captain, wherever he
Could I bark to his whisper, would say
'Ts his pleasure that marvelous racer of
Shail join In the joys of today.
I shall lead it where greetings are lusty and
Where brawn and where beauty is bred,
A.nd the bravest and comelist boy in the
Shall ride on that little, red sled.
Nixon Watermaa, in L. A.W. Bulletin.
NA NE11I EN(3l L AND o'
Miss Hannah Davis sat in her ac
customed rocker and began to sway
gently to and fro. Rocking was help
ful to thinking, and just now she was
It was a question of conscience-a
New England conscience at that;
moreover, it began with a capital C.
"I've got it in the honse,and I might
as well make it up," she mused.
' It" was a dress-a silk dress-a
felic of days gone by.
"It's been - lying there all these
years," she went on, "and it seems
real kind of sinful packe:1 away there
and not doing a soul a mite of good.
It isn't right to have things put away
'where moth and rust.doth corrupt."
-She quoted this Bible authority
"And 'twill look awful handsome
made up. I guess 'twould be becom
eh -blusha gtiltily, as if tae
thought. were too vain for contempla
"And it would save me buying,too,"
she added, hastily. "My old alpaca
isn't very good. I've turned and
washed ittillit really ain't decent,and
'twould cost considerable to buy a
new one. And this dress all right in i
the house and costing nothing. I
s'pose folks would think I was terribly
eitravagant, but then, I don't care. I
guess if I give the money I'd take for
a new black dress and give it to the
missionary society, and wear the silk
instead, nobody can find fault; but
then, I ain't obliged to tell 'em any
way. They don't know how much I
give to church purposes, and they
couldn't say nothing even if I bought
the silk outright. But then I ain't
doing that. It.'s really saving. And
it's awful handsome, too," she added
iu an undeatone.
Miss Hannah surveyed herself in
the small mirror. She readjusted the
light, and then moved it from one*
e2ii to the other, that she might see
ty2nage reflected more clearly. It
was~ very neat little figure that she
saw. 4 somewhat wrinkled face, yet
with a touch of youth and a pleased
tight.in the steel-blue eyes.
."I-shall look better than any one
there,".she said half alond.
"As well as any one," she cor
"And I shan't tell any one that it's
an old silk made over. That ain't
necssary. You needn't tell all you
know, Aunt Jane used to say,. and I'm
sure she was a very good woman."
She.smiled happily as she gave one
parting glance and turned away.
There was a perceptIble stir when
Miss Hannah Davis, closely followed
by her sister-in-law, entered the par
"Haunah Davis's got a new dress,"
some one whispered loudly as she
passed through a little knot of women
on the way to the bedroom to lay aside
"And it'a a silk one, too." .
The eyes of the entire assembly
were on her as she emerged from the
little room and sank down int the
nearest empty chair without making
the usual round of handshaking.
"she feels stack up," one woman
whispered to her neighbor. "W~e:l, I
guess a silk dress don't make her any
better'n the rest of us." TIh.e speaker
reared her head and spoke across the
intervening workers to Miss Hannah.
"We were just talking about a suo
scription. Miss Hannah," she said in
a very audible tones. "It's for the
Leavit t's. You know them. They've
had awful luck lately, and there's a
lot due on the mortgage, and wo
thought if we could just give thema a
little lift it would be real Christian
"I think 'twould be real nice,"Miss
aannah assented warmly. "I'll be
glad to give something, though I can't
give much, you kno'w."
She blushed as she spoke. A1l eyes
were on her in the most uncomfor
table way. Why did they kind of~
They must know she didn't have
Conla.she atIord to give fifty cents,
TWd1 how much will you grive?"
The voica n with startlin;r dis
"Five dollars, s.g
Miss Hannah started V4e. W h at
weve they thiuking of? Her hands
fell into her lap. They touched tho
smooth silk. It must be the dress.
"It's an old"-sbe started to say,
but the words died on her lips.
"What did you say?" her tormentor
The minister's wife was standing in
the door, smiling. .
Miss Hannah shut her lips tight.
"Yes, you can put me down for
five," she said in a metallic voice.
A thril seemed to pass through the
room. Then some new comers en
t-red, and eager attention was turned
"I hope you realize that you are
properly -punishei for your sinful
pride, Hannah Davis," she said, as
she locked the door of her little room
that night, and hastily took off the
".t was vanity all the time that
made you do it, and you knew it, but
tried to salve your conscience with
saying it was 'economy.' "
Zhe spoke rapidly.
"If you was so terribly anxious
about be n- economical," scornfully,
"why didn't yon make over that
magenta delaine? 'Twouldn't have
b-en half as becoming, but 'twould
have been just as economical. But
you (tidn't think of that, did you?" A
"and then you tried to hush your
conscience by saying yon'd give the
n.oev a new dress would cost to the
"And now-now you've gone and
giveu $5 to that woman for her sub
kcription, and it's a sin to spend
money vou can't afford."
She sta:ed hard at the dress.
".And then you are scared into it
because you was so proud, and pride
is anolher sin. You didn't want them
to z.in, but what you could buy the
dress and give away money, too. That
ma'es tiiree sins."
SAe closed her lips tight, then re
so.utely crossed the room andwrapped
a c an piece of cotton about the neatly
Then she went to the little daven
port. and wrota two notes.
Iuto one she slippkd a five dollar
bill, and din ected it tothe ireasurer of
the riionary socie:y, then she
dire ted the other to the ninister's
en went steadily across the r>om
and rinned it on the brndle.
"i. rr' S_-njd it over the first thiKg
in the morning." she sai.
A. haprier light crept into her eyes
as she blew out the candle,
"I guess my conscience will rest
easier now," she said.-Commercial
ADM!RAL DEWEY'S TAD.
He Is Begarled as a Fashion Plate for
the American Navy.
If there is any one thing which
pleases Admiral Dewey it is neatness
in dre:s. He has ne, er been known
to set a bad example in this respect,
and is regarded by his subordinates
as a fashin plate for the American
navy. One of the standing orders
foilowing the establishment of routine
duty in the feet when there were no
more Spani sh ships to fight was one
requiriug all of!icers to wyear their
One day a certai2 paymaster named
Martin, who is aslicted with an ab
ncraially bushy growth of red whiskers3
and a figure of pronouncedl rotundity,
visited the Olympia on business con
nectedl with his department. As the
paymaaster mnounte-d the gangway he
was seea by Admiral Dewey, and a <
frown gathered on the b)row. of the<
autocrat of the flet:* Paynmaster I
Martin was a sight to provoke a laugh
from a ship's h gurehea d. H~e was ar
raved in a dun-co:ored suit of duck, a 4
loosely woven undervest resembling a
sw'eat..r showed Leneath his jacket,
and on his head was cne of thoise
enormous cork helmets with a circum
ference e.yal to that of an umbrella.
"cUrderly, tell Paymaster 3Martin I
wish to see him at once,"said Admiral
Dewey, and the crderly sought the
paymaster with a grin on his face. A
few moments later and the paymaster,
very much pleased with being ao
carded the honor of visiting the quar:- Ii
ter-deck, stood before the admiral I
and executed one of his very besti
"Paymaster Martin," said the 4
admiral in his chilliest tones, "I think 4
you are drunk" '
"I beg your pardon, admiral-I ;
assure you I am not drunk-I - I am
perfectly sober," stammered the pay,.
master, stagge-ing under the blow hisi
complaisance had received.
"J. still think you~ have been drink
ing," continued the little man i sl..ot
less white, "for I. can't be:ieve you
would co:zle aboard this ship sober '1
wearing sneh an outlandish uniform.4
Go back to your shuip, sir, and don't
let me ever see another violation of
orders like this."
Adva,nced Educatin:i in India.
A nati.e of Ro:nhay, beariing the
name of Tata has just a deoud sa gorge
part of his estate to tie promtion o
scientific research. To a provisional
commnittee he has offe ed' land~ed prop
erty sut:lleien~tu ~ yiel 1n ,. a y ear,
or the p:r euivae.t in rupees whi'ch
have the sam'h e ca prchas-ingpower.
He meaRns-tis~ to ior th'e nud eus of~
an end.owmn of.I0 1 po0-'aiuato ni
versuy ike 1he no0w 'famoust Johns
Tata seeks~ to rea iz', or at least to
make a ro'a& tUon'ain in reai.in
this ieal. Even myen like th Een
g'ah 1-hysici. ' ir Bo' have show ni
w.~ha techn'ti'a se*&nee can make ot
ta' o:r*r i : the ouite:nne of careful ob
serat au-l ihe consuliing of ex- s
ja*r L:itainl and on the continen!t
et Erore. n I a1o:e. also, th-' 1I.:
Si da Dr) Si:ah' has leftt.4O0,-' 11
rapes 3 ra.iar for a celiege. -Brokgn
DEWEYS 31ANY GIFTS.
RESENTS OF ALL KINDS AND VALU:
SENT TO THE ADMRAL.
11s Cabin on the razAip at 3anif
Looks Like a Museum or Curio-iti
Shop - Some Beautiful Thimn;$ From
Agninaldo-Hat.C.'p4, 3Idal ions. Etc.
Admiral Dewey's cabin is begi.
iing to look like a museum or cl i
)Sity shop,writes John T. McCutebcj:
coin anila. Every mail bring!
>ulky packages and little souvenir!
ron his enthusiastic admirers ai
2ome. and two tyl e-riter operato:
tre kept busy acknowledging the re
:eipt of presents.
There are hats, caps, canes, medal
tions, handkerchief , paper weights,
igar holders, flags, newspaper clip
pings and album and nearly every
thing elsa that will go by mai'. A
beantifully bound and iluminated al
bam came some time ago from a prom
nent club in 3Nilwankee, and is treas
red as one of the star features of th(
idmiral's collection. Each page i,
lecorated with an apiropriate paint
ing, the subjects bearing on some
:hing ass ciazed with the admiral ot
he battle of Manila bay Oatue last
?age is a picture of the Olympit
ackies hoistig, or "breaaing out,'
it the main track of the fiagsbip, the
wo-starred flaq of the rea.-adnir.l,
he final bit of tex:t in the book e-t
resses the hope that some time th(
idmiral may be in Milwaukee and thal
2e may take "breaklast" there.
A picture of a very pretty girl is
onstant ornament of his desk. 5h(
s a Decatur, Ill., girl, and sent the
etter, with the ingenuous superserip
:on, "Our -ear Admiral," and ii
,on the admiral's heart. In acknowl
-ging the receipt of the picture h
xrote a long and very cordial letter
-hich is a tip to other pretty girl;
xho have charmin photographs.
Another conspicuous ornament oj
is cabin is a painting of the battle o:
Uanila bay. It was made by a Chinese
trtist in Hong Kong arter a d:ar.iig
;vhich appeared in Harper's Weekly,
ind was presented to the ainiral by
:he junior oicers of the O.yinpia.
Ehe artist is now working night ane
lay making more re;rodtions, a,
:wo or three dozen order- have beer
ent him by o.fteers of th:: feet.
Admiral Dewey's saoema:;er ai
WVashington sent hin a i.e pair oj
.vhite shoes, with the modest req-uesi
:hat the admiral give him the pair hie
rore dnrin the battle of Mfay 1. The
--act identity of the shoes in question
>eing uncertain, the admiral co.upro
nised by,writing a:*letAer oi. thank'.
i steel watch, made of steel talks
vom the Maine, is one interesting
Some of the most beautiful things he
)as are presents from Agninaldo. The
lietator has the greatest adiniratioa
tnd respect for Dewey, and has the
ingul,r habit of making an elaborate
rift to the admiral whenever the lattel
'calls him down." That accounte
argely for the number of Aguiialdo 9
;esents that adorn the cabin. In all
he dealing Admiral Dewey has had
ith Aguiualdio he has treated him
ith the greatest courtesy when cour
;esy was called for, and the gr eatest
e~erity when nirmness was the thing;
>t in spite of the rebuffs Againaldo's
otes accoampanying the presents in
ariably refer to the admiral as "my
ionorable and illustrious friend."
On the occasion of Aguinaldo's
irst visit to the Olympia he was ac
~ordedl the greatest ceremony thai
ould be bestowed on a man of his
gh rank. The admiral in person
net him at the gangway, the marines
rare all draw up at attention and
verything except the firing of a sa
te was tendered.
It is to be assumed that he was
tuficiently dazed and flattered, for he
mever ceased to be very friendly and
xous to act in compliance with the
Not long ago General An'derson
ranted to take a pleasure trip up the
iver Pasig, but was stopped at the
nsurgent lines and compelled tc
urn back. A day or two afterward
he admiral sat on the quarter-deck~
Ld he saw aninsurgentlaunch steam
ng gaily along near his ship with the
srgent flag flying. Then an idea
f reciprocity occurred to him and be
lecided to seize all the insargent
aunches. This was at once dlone and
ight beautiful craft were tied up in
avite. When Aguinaldo heard of
he calamity he sent his private sec-re
ary, Escamillo, to see tIle admiral tc
id out what hal been d nue to ofend
iim. The admiral was very nice, and
u gave Escamillo a heart-to-heart
alk. He spo!ge ot the insu:gents re
using to allow A:erCicanl annyf oli
ers to go through their lines, and he
bought that he woiul not ailow the
nsurgent launches to gi through his
ines: So for that rea-an he had take:
hem-not coniiscated the in. just "de
ained" themn. 'The rext da Agnin.
dino gave orders permitting Am erican
,eers to go through the- i sar:re
ines and up the rinr, and( doubtle
n a day or two he will sen 1 a beauti
ul present to his "illustrious" friend.
we Tmnpnr: Ser<(9.
Canada, Egnd, France, ad Ger.
nav are the~ chief cannt.ie.s fron
which the United States m; imrt seeds.
When Amrerican s-eeds. eu want some.
hig extra fine in thc way~ of seeds oj
~alriower, celery lettuce, egg p cant,
>r radish. they g >either to F-Jrance. os
'o Germany. na order~- thei sr line.
lirect troin Lie lar.e.s.... ardeers
lhis is not due to sxerio e- .!'ure ir
:hese coi'ntrie. Ia ito L fact 1h::
he seeds. ow'i-' to - i':-- t'r s ei
We imrort reas chie 'fa aa
md Euglanal rasm -:-e se
or our maangel-warzeci e: . We als
et from the- som v. u some ch i-i
eeds of cucunmbca, celery, pars ley,
.adih ad -&...ovm- Times
TDUC FOR COLD FOR FORTY YEAM
Dolliver Uid S-m,Oo and Robbers St.ole
It the Same _Nirht
More than forty years. ago old Jim
Dolliver, a rich owner of timber land
and mills, buried S42,000 in gold
somewhere between the Forks and
Murphy's, in Mai-e. He had come
from 3ontreal. along the old French
voy-ageurs' trail, and, reaching the
Forks, had told the landlord of the
hotel that he had been followed by a
party of French and Indian outlaws
all the way from the St. Lawrence
"I have nearly five sooro hundred
yel!ow sovereigns in my batteau," he
said, "and if I don't burymy money
now the crazy fellows will rob me be
foro I get to Watervile."
He left the hotel at .10 o'clock thai
night and was away three days. On
his return he remarked,o the land
"Well, I have put thagmoney where
the archangel Gabriel 4;a't find it."
Then he took ahearty supper, went
to bed, slept two days and two nights,
and awoke a raying maniac. For a
week he fought Indians and buried
treasures in his deliriun, and died in
the act of shooting a 3ohawk chief,
who had invaded his sick fancy for
the purpose of robbing him.
For a dozen years after Dolliver's
death his heirs advcrtised for the
missing wealth, and increased the re
ward until the finder was entitled to
75 per cent. of all he should discover.
Having spent nearly 83000 in adver
tising, the heirs gave it up as a bad
job, after which the paple who knew
the sto:y continued th work at their
own expense. For twenty years the
digging went onat all seasons.
In October, 1881, Saanders Atwood
came from Winterport-and brought an
electric battery with him, which he
said c3uld detect an English. farthing
under "four fathoms" of solid earth.
When he went away, two weeks later,
he showed a handful of Enalish sov
ereigns all stamped with dates thirty
or more years ago, and said that he
had unearthed the whole of the miss
ing wealth. But while the .Teople ac
cepted his theory that the proper time
to dig was on the d-lark of a- October
moon they repudiate the.story that he
found any of the nhizing coi-.
T1is fall, when the muscles of the
farmers had grown hard frova diggin
potatoes, about forty men packed up
a few too!s and made ready to start
on another search for iolliver's money
as soon as the old moon should change.
Th ey were loafing about the hotel and
stores one night when word canie from
eMontreai that Eu. Banpre;a
had lately died, c fessing on his
deathbedthat he h4d seen Dolliver
conceal the gold in a llow pine stub,
and had gone and tahn it away after
the rightful owner had returned to the
Forks. This information was verified
later by an announcement that one
Eugen Beaupre, late of Montrea!,
had 'ied and left an estate amounting
tn $60,000 to diferent charities in
Canada and Maine, saying in his will
that the gift was made as a "partial
atonement for a grievous sin commit
ted in the state of Maine in October,
Was This a "Roman Soldier" Aet?
What must be regarded by the aver
age citizen, with humane and practical
ideas, as a peculiar case of a machine
devotion to "rules," and an inability
to rise superior to circumstances in a
grave emergency, occurred in the East.
ern District the other day.
A manu was injured, severely, it ap
peared, while unloading a truck. A
citizen call to a policeman on the
other side of the st.reet and besought
him to send for an ambulance surgeon,
but the officer refused, on the ground
that it was "off his beat" and "not in
his precinct." Thre citizen urged that
the man was badly injured and might
be dying, but the imperturbable po
liceman refaused to consider that side
of the cnestion. The danger was "off
his beat," and that was enough for
him. Fortunately, -a policeman ap
peared, eventually, on whose beat the
trouble was, and the injured man
receivedproper car-e, his wounds being
dressed, though somewhat la'te. It
might easily have happened that aid
should have come too late through the
strange scruples of the first policeman.
It would be interesting to know
whether this superconscientious offi
cer whose name unfortunately is not
known, would have regarded a murder
or attempt at the same just "off his
beat." in the same light. ~iust it he
come necessary to establhsh a sort of
interprecinct force, whose members
are emipowered to cross the lines when
ever trouble or danger calls ? Or is
it that this man simply did not have a
prop)er idea of his functions and re
sosibilities ? We hate all heard of
the Roman soldier at Pompeii, who
wouldin't get ois his beat for an ea tly
qualke and a flood of lava combined.
Did the po:ieeman believe himself a
Roman soldier? ?Brookiyn Standard
E ngland has in the 31editerranean
thirty-nine warships, of which ten are
ironclads of the first class; on the
coast of the Atlartie 'he has thirte:-n,
of which nine are first-class ir-onclads.
In her own waters she can muster
twenty-twvo war vessels, ten being
ironclads; and in he:- do'ekyards she
has another 150 fighting vessels of
various types. Besides all these she
has in American wate; s thirteen war
ships; ini the Last In -lies, nine; in
E stf Afic-an ports, si,ueen; in China,
wenty-eeight; in the l'ac-ific, other
ev en, anrd in Australia, two. It will
besntat this constitutes a naval
foc o formjidablle as to justify Great
Brtils pretensions of being in a
poimon to successfully cope with a
calition of the three gre.ct:st and
best equipped naval powers of Europe.
-Te Petite Marseillais
FOR FARM AND GARDEN
The symptoms of the destructive
cont,e.is disease known as"yellows"
in peazhes are stated thus by the Ohio
Pre:nature ripening by from one to
six weeks, of fruit which is high col
ored and spotted and has the flesh
marked with red.
Premature development of winter
buds in the formation of short shoots
or c,usters of narrow,elongated leaves.
This growth is very conspicuous where
ithe old leaves have fallen from the
present year's growth.
Growth of shoots from adventurous
buds on the trunk and larger branches
of the affected trees.
For the present season general yel
low color of th-s trees, with peculiar
backward folding of the leaves and
general premature dropping of the
The remedy is the prompt removal
of afected trees, root end branch, and
burning th -m as near as possible to
the point of removal. Dragging the
affected trees through the orciard is
not adviable.-Conneoticut Farmer.
Preventing Cows From Ricking.
When a cow has thoroughly formed
the habit of kicking when some one
approaches to milk her she had best
be fattened and tnrned over to the
butcher. It seems a pity too, for it is
al-ways the best inilking cow that ac
quires this habit. It comes from the
fact that the best milker has always,
before her bag is milked dry, a very
full tension in it, whi-h is painful if
not extremely carefully handled.
Sometimes the cow is injured by the
calf butting the udder, as instinct
teaches it to (o to make milk come
fi-ter. A good careful milker for the
th: young heifer is 'therefore better
thai the calf for starting the milk,
tiongh the calf should be beside the
cow at the time, so as to prevent her
from kicking. It is astonishing how
much butting the cow will stand so
long as it is done by her own calf.
The profit from any kicking cow is
never great enough to compensate for
the injury such an one may do to
those who have to be about them.
Usually, too, if left to hired help the
kicking cow arouses anger, which is
apt to be visited on other animals so
that soon others will be spoiled as the
original kicking cow had been. Pre
venting the kickinig habit by uniforin
kindness is better than trying to 'cure
The hardest thing to learn in run
ning an incubator I found was how
and when to apply moiture. It re
quires carefal judgment on the part
of the operator. The amount and
time of application depead upon the
kind of machine used and the place it
is used in.
Nature provided the egg with an
over amount of water so that toomuch
would not be evaporated from it dar
ing the time of incubation and destroy
the developing embryo. If too much
or too little of the moisture is evap
orated it will be detrimental to the
In some machines the use of moist
ure is needed more than in others
because the ventilation is more rapid
in some than in others. If the ex
Ichange of air in the egg chamber is
carried oa rapidly it takes moisture
fro:n the eggs rapidly aad vice versa.
If not enough moistare is taken from
the egg the chick will be too large to
turn in the shell and therefore dies
when ready to pick its way out.
I found that I had been using too
much moisture so I tried a hatch
without any until the last two days.
Mfy success was better than b3fore.
There are several .ways of applying
moisture. One is by sprinkling the
eggs at certain times, another is to
place pans in the incubator with warm
water in them, and another is to put
a dampened sponge in a dish in the
egg chamber. Some machines are so
built that all air that passes into the
egg chamber must pass ovec the water
placed for that purpose. I never
used that kind, but I believe it is a
My rule is to not use any moisture
until the air space of the egg occupies
about one-third of it. Then I supply
enough to prevent the chicks from
losing any more. Then when the
chicks begin to hatch I supply all that
I can so tha?t the membrane of the
egg shells will not become dry and
tongh. I am al ways care ful not to open
the ince bator until the ha teh is over, for
a sudden draught will easily chill the
young chick and it dies in the shell.
P. W. Hearn in the Epitomist.
Makin~ n Log House.
- It is not very dinicult to build a
comfor-able log house, and if the
fa mier has plenty of time he can (to
most of the work himself. The only
tools necessary are a small bit, an
inch anger, a common ax, a broada
andl a sawing knife. Flat-en the logs
somewhat upon each side. In building
up, place the small end of the second
log above the large end of the firs t.
This will keep the top of thle weall level
as it goe up. When the height of the
first sryis reached, punt on a couple
of specially large lo:;s upon which to
place the crosspieee;, noteh these in
and flatten themi on top so that the
next log in the wall will tlh over~ them
nicely. Keep on building up until
the height of the se::oud story is
reached, then put up the gables and
prepare for the roof.
The last side lo should be ab)out
two feet longer than the other, so as
to extenri beyondi the buildin s one
foot r4 each end. Punt uip the poles to
be n-Ml for the gables, notching each
nm~ the njwar munio,la ndi three
feet up from the top log of the wall
place a heavy pole, the same length as
the top logs. Three feet above this
place another, and so on until you
reach the top. Then put on the ridge
pole. Rough shingles or clapboards
four feet long can be made from tim
ber in the woods and used for cover
ing. This finishes the roof. Complete
the ends of the building by nailing
heavy pieces reaching from the inside
of the wall to the first rafter. To.this
secure the timbers for filling in the
gables of the house. After this is
done,mark ofi the doors and windows,
saw them out and pin or spike casings
on each side to hold the log in place.
Chink up the cracks with small
pieces of wood, driving them in so as
to fill all large spaces and leave no
ends projecting. With good mortar
fill in the small spaces. If lime can
not be obtained a mis ture of sand and
clay gives good results, but is not so
cleanly as the mortar. In an old
house which I frst b'uig when L4imie
to 'this country I fount'it almost un
possible to get this out after 'it had
been in over a year. I believe it
would have remained until the preseut
time if I had not disturbed it. The
honse can be made of boards or slab
puncheons made level and smooth on
the upper side and fitted down nicely.
If long logs are scarce, short ones can
be used where windows and doors are
to be made. It takes a little more
time to fit these in than to use long
logs and then saw out the openings,
but it is much cheaper.-Edson Gay
lord in Orange Judd Farmer.
Fattenin. Home Grown Lambs.
In city markets there is frequently
some dilculty in disposing of very
fat sheep, buyers contending that they
are too fat and even going so far as to
say that a high degree of finish cannot
be produced in sheep without over
loading them wita tallow. The Min
nesota experiment station holds that
this is not true, and inaugurated an
experiment to demonstrate that the
most perfect finish can be made with
out undue fattening, provided the
foods are suitably chosen, suitably
blended and suitably fed.
With this in view a lot of lambs
were selected, all of which had been
bred upon the farm. They were kept
upon pastures other than grass, such
as winter rye, peas and oats, corn,
sorghum, rape and cabbage. While
they were pastured in this way, they
were not fed grain. They were- late
March lambs. The sires were pure
bred Dorsets and the dams common
grades with a sprinkling of Merino
blood. As a rule they were of good
iorm, bufo,t:of the highest' blocky
type. Thefwerd fed --in" shed and
hlaeecassto . yard it il. T)eir
fooi con~siitd of ~ats, bran, barley
and oil cake in the proportion of three
parts oats, three of bran, three of bar
ley, and one of oil cake, by weight.
Hay and roots were fed freely, the
routs consisting of carrots and man
gels. The lambs. were given what
they would eat up clean of grain and
feed and a fairly liberal supply of
During the 112 days of the experi
ment the average amount of food con
sumed per cday was as follows: Grain
2 1-4 pounds, hay 0.9 pound, roo:s
1 3-4, or a total of about 5 pounds.
The feed was charged as follows:
Bran $6.50, oil cake 14 cents, corn 18
cents, barley 16 cents, oats 14 cents,
native hay 3 cents, roots 4 1-2 cents
per bushel. The average increase per
animal per mouth was 11 pounds.
These were excell'ent gains for so long
a period; and notwithstanding the
length of the feeding period the gains
were as good at the closing portion as
at any other time. The cost per 100
pounds of increase was $3.41. The
lambs were sold in the St. Paul and
Minnesota markets for $5.50 per 100
pounds, shrunk weight. The meat
was tested, and the unanimous ver
dict of competent judges was that it
was of the highest quality. The pro
portion of lean to fat was unusually
large and the blending of fat and lean
was perfect. The meat was as tender
and juicy as that of spring lambs.
The value of each Iamb when the ex
periment began was $3.15, and when
it was closed $7.08, or in other words,
the value had been more than doubled
during the feeding pericd. The net
profit of $2.43 per lamb was of course
unusual. Feed . during 1897 when
this test was made was very cheap
and it is doubtful whether this resuIt
can be equalled again, but the fact
remains that ho:ne grown she3p can
be well fattened and produce the high
est class of meat. -New England
Find out the best layers, the best
all round a2d de.sirable hens and hold
on to them for breeders year aiter
Ead lack has not as much to do
with ill success in raising chickens as
poor fences, prowling cats, dogs and
rats and poor management.
A chick which has been thoroughly
wet and chille.1 might as well be
killed. It has been robbed of its vi
tality and will never amount to much.
Hiens shut in comparatively close
anarters and fed on corn or corn meal
for two weeks will become very fat,
and their desh will be .sw~eet and juicy.
This makes a very desirable selling
Don't think that pure bred chickens
need to be crossed to make them bet
ter. -If you are not satislied with the
kind you have or the number of eggs
they lay,dispose of them and get some
other standard variety.
Exneriments have shown that a
variety of food for layinghens is bet
ter than the best balaneced ration with
out rariety. The right proportion of
food for laying hens has been: asc'er
tained to be a bout m0 p:er cent grain,
15 per cent. meat and 2.5 per cont.
AN EXCEPTION. -
J dont lr, a-ry; iura on slang. Mause tad2
that's readv iaie
Don't seem.n to n4 tuc proper kind fur simpl
fols azi staid.
But there's t;;e remark which stri's m- se
expres,ive-iLM anrd s.on.
That I ma.e it an c3cep,nu. it's 'bout
11oli:.in' folk:$ alon, -
When discourngements are gatherin' Se
Vour I,arv fOutterS flag:
When"your hart is gettin' bc-vy a' your
languid Fprits sag.
It's a help that's most awazin'; yo9 feel
young a,in zu' strong.
When some uappier f,-Ilow bein' stops to
"Joly you a;:
It's like a dasa o' rain acr, as the leld that's
hot an. dry:
It's like a flasb of sunshine through a da*
an' threatenin' s%y,
Or a friendly voice from home that greet
yon mid a stranger throng,
When yoI.': e played out an' some feller stopa
to "jolly you along."
Survival of the fittest-that's the rule f
But good stock 11 sometimes falter in th.
Bysoma gentle soul that stopped abk4w
"joliy folks along."
Maud-What made her change her
wedding day? May-- It was bargain
day at Boller's.
"What is your notion of an ideal
wom-an?" "One who can look like a
prinLess in a 1h-ee--c1.ar suit."
Mother (drilliag yeddy for his rst
party)-And uo;, (arling, what is a
greeiy boy? Teddy-A boy who
wants everything I want.
Softieigh-So yoa-aw-don't think
the clothes make the man, Miss Cut.
ting? Miss Cutting - Well, they
didn't in your case, at least.
"Did the marriage end the fead be
tween the two families?" "Not en
tirely. 4 It is confined to only one
member of each family now."
The Medium-The spirit of your
husband is he:-e, if you wish to ask
him any question. The Widow--I
want to ask him where he has been.
"Do you think bring:ng women into
politics would be an ag-eeable innova
tion?" "Well, it might change the
custom of handshaking to kissing."
i'The new minister's sermons are
entirely too short." "Think sovl!
"Yes. I never get any more than fi%
teen or twenty minutes' sleep. at ser- -
Young Doctor-I find it hard -to
draw the line between hay fever and
influenza. Old .Doetor-It is :hrd,
my boy, but social distinctionsave
to be made; theie's no hep for-it
The.darling lIfttle baytoy presentdm
late- - -
.-1 (we with -ater
And 'ye the littlerebel, q6tte- unn.
Is cp in arms against me every:night.
"Do you know," said the fat man,
that you retaind me of the Maria
Teresa every time I see you?" No,"
the elevator boy replied; "whybhould
I do that?" "Becaase you put in so -7~
much of your time going to 'the bot
"Ruymss, you seem to be in a browA
study. Ar,q you invoking the muse?"
"The muse? Mews? Ah, that is
what I was trying to think of ! Ipromn.
ised to take my daughter to the cat
show. Thank you."
"Does yoar son belong to any of
the college fre.terniti:s?" "No; they
wouldn't let him in." "Why?"
"Well, you see, he devoted all*his
time to study and neglected the ath
lectic features of the business. There
was serious talk of expelling him be
fore he could gradua:e."
They hadI gone through the fire
drill for weeks, and the other day,
when visitors were present, the teach
er thought it well to show the result
of their training. "What is your first
duty in case of fire?" she inquired of
the school. "Sue the insurance com
pany," shouted a youngster.
"My dear," said Mrs. Richleigh to
her daughter the other evening after
young Woodby had departed "how
in the world did your hair become so
disarranged?" "Why, mamma," re
plied the quick-witted miss, "I guess
it must be sliaking my head so much
when Mr. Woodby was trying to coax .
me to say yes." And the mother sud
denly remembere'd that she had one
been a girl herself.
She-And so your former sweet
heart married your rival, did she? H*
-Yes. She didn't know which of. us
she liked best, so we agreed to have
a tight for her. Sh'e-And:you -were
the loser. He-I won the fight all
Iright enough. The other fellow ws
in the hospItal for two weeks, but she
marred1 him just the same. I guess
she thought it wo::ld i,e a good idea
to marry a man she could handle.
I Mascagrni's greatest passion and de
ligt is to condulct an orchestra, for
w ich he himself says he has a natural
talent. But what is mio:e intere4sing
is to watch Tseagni composing his
works. His wife. Signora Lina, Mimi
I(his eldest boy, i,.o -(another son),
Ian Emilia (his little daughter) all have
their parts in it. When the maestro
is feveishly writing notes and rush
ing to the piano to catch an inspira-,~
tion, his wife fol:ows hiui to and fro,
while the childre:1 cliimb on his knees,
he unconsciouuly run ?ing his fingers
through thetir en;r!s. As soon as.he.t
has tixed on a melody he gathers -th
children in his arms and they.alIl
inisruinaeiv o:i the. Aoor, the
shouts,' bump;s, laghtee. tedrs'inak
ing such. an n1;roac that - at> last
Sgora Mascagni inte''ere,sbdih~g-j
her hratnd and re'i lin that a
e<amle to oi i .!y Sa a' b'.rdles~.
awayv the e( 1ueni and ne retunns to .
his dece, bat a in m-iutes later ths