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A DESC iPT IM OF TH PRACT!CA1
he Institttf i at Alfter ProvM ie. In
struction In Fruit Cult ure, Ve:rret:i:
Growing and Geueral Farmin::-1'rac
tical Horticulture For Our Schoo1c.
IRCUL A IS re
A'AceLtly i ssued b)S
S Agriculture l e
scribe 'with s:
o detail a (-con:
Sa r d en ..-boo!
" .t - Most of the c
, i on scbool ih
S Lsmall German vil
ries it says, ha:;
attached-to them a little garden. 'Thi
is designed primarily for the comfor
of the teacher, as it enables hi:a tc
raise a few vegetables and fruits an,
thus supple:nent his modest salary
but here and there a teachc. turns i
to professional use by encouraging thi
children to take an interest lu it
They will then no louger conteul
themselves with the pietoria ehart
on the walls of the scuo!rom. bu
vill add to the study of these an ac
qnaintance with the real 1!,wers au
fruits, birds, insects and worms fouti'
outside. The same habit= of inquiri
and analysis which are a.,uired fronl
a well-directe kindergartc are stimu
lated by this simple nature-study. au'
the elements of husban. 'ry thu'
i.eked up are not unlikely to be o~
A school at Alfter, with 4o% pnpib
and six teachers, has for oue of it:
complhsory features two horv1s a wee
of instruction in fruit culture, garden
ing and general farming during th
last two years of the course. TI(
s forttnaate in its .tuat:in, be
n a rich region which has beer
urned by intensive farming into on
vast garden, where vegetables alter
nate with orchards, with occasion^'
strips of grain or forage plants. Neari
every householder in AIfter is an ex
perienced gardener. His wife anm
children work in the tield with him
so that the youngsters early aegr.ire
good general understanding of , rdet
ralions. For tis reason the pria
cipal of the school has addressed hi.
special attention "o fraic-cultue,
which is not so wideyiv understood,
His whoie garden contains about ?
half-acre. Dwarf fruits horder th.
paths. A nursery frown from .eed
planted by the hiLdren. :nd after
ward grafted and pruned by them,
occupies a prominent place; wil cur
rants, gooseberries, ras;berries au
other small ferts flil in ever foot of
the available space reuaini.
The boys of the higher grade do all
the spading. planting. praniu an:l
harvesting, under the direction of the
principal, who works with them.
About twenty of the boys work in the
garden at a time. On the cecasion of
one visit a part of thbe pupils were
found sowing seed. while others were
cvering it with the necessary depth
soil; still others were laying ont
,picking dead leave ' stems.
4ig empty beds, h
RIDING A BUCKING MULE.
A "Pancher's" Adventure Described by a
Story-Teller From Indian Terzitory.
The Century Magazine's pize Ior
the best short story submitte.i uy a
college graduate in 1899, was a'ard
ed to John M. Oskison, of Leiand
Stanford Uni.ersity, whose home is
in the Indian Territory, and whose
blcod is partly Indian. "Oniy the
Master Shall Praise" is its title; and,
one of its scenes is a description of a
ride on a bucking male.
Out of a knot of excited men Han
ner went straight to the waiting, rest
less mule. With a mock air of brav
ado he struck the excited mule across
the flank with his sombrero, after
roughly seizing the reins. No one
who has not learned by experience
how to mount a plunging horse can
understand how Hanner lifted him
self out of the chaos of rearing mule
and struggling attendants into the
saddle before he signed to the men to
turn the animal loose.
When the mule found him=eli free
to act there was a momentary pause.
Then begau the short, nasty jumps
straight into the air, with the animal's
back bowed, its legs stiff, and its head
lowered. It was the first powert:I
effort of the angered beast, made witi.
devilish conuden --
searcely shaken .- t ;tr aigit
jumps, but .en began the twisting
series, wiich is the second expedien
of ay'cking animal. A high jump
ino the air, with a seemingly inpos
sible twist to the side, lauded the
mule with its head trned almost halt
round. Before the rider caught his
breath another jump and another hflf
turn were made. These are the mo
tions that make a bronco-buster' life
shorter. Hanner was bleeding at the
nose in half a minute. The twisting
jumps were continued nutil the
strength of the mule was almost ex
hausted, and asyet,oniy the hat of the
- puncher had been dislodged. A short
pause followed. dnring which the
mule changed its tactics, and Haniner
thwacked its sweaty neck with his
open hand. The next motion was
sudden rearing by the mule. As it
rose on its hind legs the rider yanked
fiercely on the reins. and, slipping to
the ground on one side, allowed the
brute to fall on its back. The saddle
horn buried itself in the earth. andi
the mule's hoofs beat the air a mo
ment before it scrambled to its feet.
Hanner s as cooler than the mule
now, and Slung himself back into the
saddle with the first loig leap of the
desperate animal. This was the easy
part of the trial for the rider, and the
spectacular part for tho world. The
mule ran straight away for the opposite
fence of the fair-grounds with long,
lunging pumps, rising and pitching
forward with the speed of a racing
yacht. Hanuer brought his craft
about before it sailed into the fence,
and beat it fore and aft with a flour
- umoh now, his hair blowing in the
win~d. Hie leaned forward as in a
race, urging the thoroughly tired and
conquered mule straight for the
cwh At ariceal vicious dig
wihtespurs made the beast plunge
into the scattering knot of spectators
nad ri.e to a four-bared g-ate. At the
rt(iATs LEAD THE SnErP.
Two Or More oi Them with Every Bi; Flocd
ou the Mexican Ranges.
"An avera:e M exian shlep Yock
numbers about two thousand, and
there were ten or more billy goats with
every flock I saw on the range," said
A. C. G.rimlshaw. who recently reltin
ed to New York after a six men!bs'
stay in Mexico and the West. I
learned that the ,oats are k(pt Vttl
the iocks a. l'aders. Being vlnture
some and intilligent, they will go any
where the sheiheril direct and the
silly sheep which A ight otherwie bI:il
or stampede at somec trtiing ob:sta<"le
r alarm follow them tinhesitatingly.
Tih. goiats s(t pacc for the IIoark, :nd
aS they are brisk. antiring wCa!Lkr,
kr(p th1ce e on1 ihCe' o, sa:Ingil
the shepliherd tuiteh troubl(le.
"The Mexic:U ahepheru also has hic
dog. t houghI nt a t rue-bred. clear-cut,
inist,lme ani:ual like the Scotch Col
lip. The dogs :1re nongrels. in all var
ieties and degrees. the only point of
uniforrity among them being their ex
treme ugliness in appearnine cnd im
(iiSjsitiol towavr-ds stran;;ers. Son
a :.. - :niS, wvi nomnted mi17
Zies, and ItigIt! at a iitll: 1asi::ce be
mis:takt f r wlve'. tnt, u.iy and
tm i :as they are. tie Mexican shep
lerd has the at. of training the-i s
'hat they aie as serviceable a< the
collie to the shepherd of the S'ottish
iitt(orlantiis. The Mexican ieepdog is
i)a' t' his timasti- and (ttick to under
stand. May a \iexicau shep)herd
owes his lif' to his do-.". w:-ho notitied
him of the sneaiking aplrletch of ios
tile Indians or of their amilbusil in his
"*l at urn itg t. the original subject. a
pair of go:ts onc"% led a tick or. a1
long jourlney. A shepherd of Vaienei:1
C'ou;hiy. New; Mlexico. herding a i1ck
of wcthnert on :1 range retti' from the
hIiome ('amp had141 the Im;isftrtunie to los
his dog througih tlie attack of a tout
tain lion anti to break hi: leg on the
sate (ay. ?Iad the dog been alive he
could have sent him to the hom ranch
to suunnon assistance. .s it was. he,
had to see the sheep \eantler away,
while ht, dragged hiIself to 1the place
wher-C his lrovisionis were stored. and
waited fir suicht help a. eitilu1'e migt-'it
1ring hint. Five dayt liter the "heep.
tel by the Iorporal g:Iis. tlpetrtd at
theI he re'auch,l eighty iniles away.
They l ' er . ' ardl t w tno munit:iin ranges
by paths ohf"ei teix Iw. iltling. and ottt
of a ilock of 1.91) sheet only s+ven
were ntss.txtt '. Thte;e was. II ceours(,
much goIod lcitk in lbis. for a dash of
tiilber wolves anong 1i:eam would not
only have meal1t the kiliag of in:in
shee) onl the sp1ot. 1butt would have
sCattered the rest of the :ock far and
wide. The marvel was t h- atelligtnce
of ihin goeats in returnitg byi anl unfa
iltiari ipnt i to the pice whe-re they hade
bieen bred, and thte timp,licit fa1it ht of the
sheep in their- leadership. Of course,
the arrival of the sheep at iItlmthme
ranach led to' the senidintg out of a
ieetn two die
Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoke Your Life Away.
To quit tobacco easily and forever, be mag
netic. full of life, nerve and vigor. take No-To
B3ac, the wonder--.or'cr, that makes weak men
strong. All druggists, 50c or ti. Cure guaran
teed. Booklct and sample free. Address
Stcrling rIemedy Co., Chicago or New Ycrl.
More mushrooms are raised in the
vicinity of Paris than in any other place
n the world.
Read Thid. The Peerless Tobacco Works
Co.. of Bedford (ity. Va.. wants traveling sales
men In each state. Write themt for p:uriculars.
Experience not ab:iolutely necessary.
No flags but Turkish are to be seen
P. TAM FADET EaSs DFEq do not sta'n
the hauds or spot the kettle. Sold by all
In parts of India cake! of tea and in
China pieces of silk pa- a- currency.
Oxen still form the circttatir:g medium
among many of the Zulus and Kai
"I had a bad cough for six
weeks and could not ind any
relic whatever. I read what a
wonderful remedy Aver's Cherry
Pectoral was for coughs and I
bought a bottle. Before I had
taken a quarter of it my cough
had entirely left m."-L. Hawn,
Newington, Ont., May 3-1899.
Neglected colds always lead
to something serious. They
run into chronic bronchitis which
pulls down your general health
and deprives you of sleep: or
they end in genuine consump
tion with all its uncertain results.
Don't wait, but take Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral just as soon as
you begin to cough. A few
doses will cure you then. But
ait cres old colds, too, only it
takes a firee,iore timne. We
refer tra such diseases1s bron
chitig asthma, who 'g-cough,
c ia zton. and winted
Beauty Is Blood Deep.
Clean blood means a clean skin. I
beauty without it. Cascarets, Candy Cathai
tic clean your blood and keep it clean, b
stirring up the lazy liver and driving all in
purities from the body. Begin to-day t
banish pimples, boils, blotches, blackhead!
and that sickly bilious complexion by takir
Cascarets,-beauty for ten cents. All drui
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c.
A book published in Japan i,oo year
ago notes that at that time good sil:
was already produced in 25 province
of that country.
Beware of OIntnents for Catarrh th:
as mercury will surely destroy the sense
smell and complutely derange the whole sy:
tern when 'utering it through toe mucot,
eurfa"es. Such .rticles should never be u-t
ex,ept on prescription froin reputable phvs
cians, as the daiage they will do Is ten tot
1o the goo'i you can possibly derive froi
them. Hall's Cat.Lrrb Curc"-manufac ured b
F. J. Cbeney & t o.. Toledo. 0.. ccta:ins n
ioercury, and is taken Internally. act:n d:
r.ctiv upun thc, b oo:l and mucuus urfac:esc
the system. In buying Ial!'a Catarrh Cur
be euze to ret th- genuIne. It is taken iutej
nal;y, and is made in Toledo, Ohio, by F.
Ch'ney & Co. Testimonia s Free.
W' Sold by lruzgists; price, 75c. per bottl
Hall's Family Pils are the best.
The Italian Parliament House ha
been pronounced unsafe for occupanc)
Educate Your Bowel.s a itii Cascarets
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation foret:r
tOc, 25c. If C. C. C. fail, drntgists refund money
There are certain flowers the perum
of which is produced by microbes.
I have found Piso's Cule for Uonsunptio
an unfailing medicine.--F. R. LoTZ. 130
Scott St., Covington, Ky., Oct. 1, 1M4.
V1rALTY Ow, debilit"i to orexha-.zuted cure
by Dr Kline'. Iuv Ynrntin-: I (uic Ftu:.. .
triai lottie for, tucneks' treat1ment. ):. lin.
Ld., 931 Arch St., Phi ade. plia. Founded 187
M rs. Wlnslow'eSocthir;g .yrupfor ch!ls!r"
teething,suitens the guma. reducing lfintarms
iAc.r.. allays paiu.cures wind colic:.Sc a bott
H. H1. GRsEE's SoNS, of Atlanta. Ga.. Are tb
cnly Puccess il itcopsy neei li ts in t:
wor d. See 1heir liber 1 offar in ad- ertic
ment in another c2lumn of this pa;.er.
have been relieved of
female troubles by Mrs.
Pinkham's advicoe and
The letters of a few are
printed regularly in this'
If any one doubts the
- efficiency and sacredly
confidential character of
Mrs. Pinkhamss methods,
write for a book she has
recenfly published which
contains letters from the!
mayor of Lynn, the post
nastar, and others of her
city who have made care
ful hnvestigation, and who
verify all of Mrs. Pink'
hai's statements and
The Pinkham claims are
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Every one to
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bia, S. C. Call or Write,
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