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vancing in life whose heart is getting
softer, whose blood warmer, whose
brain quicker, whose spirit is entering
into living peace. And the men who
have this life in them, are the true
lords or kings of the earth they, and
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arranged and combined that they can
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Des Moines, la., Aug. 19. '99.
D. L. Moody says: "What good
does it do a man to get a college edu
cation, if at the same time he gets
the drink habit. What good Is the ed
ucation in his head, if he goes out
with the grip of the liquor demon on
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Carroll D. Wright says: "Ten
thousand people starve to death each
year in Greater New York, while
nearly $400,000 a day passes over tho
saloon bars of that city for liquor."
Is rapidly superseding the old style starch
es. It saves labor, saves money and makes
collars and cuffs look like new. All grocers
ell it; large package 10c.
Rev. F. B. Meyer, of London, said
recently: "The one thing that brings
comfort to a man's heart is to know
that he is on the path of duty where
God put him."
nail's Catarrh Care
Is taken internally. Price, 5c
Colonel Charles E. Jones, the Geor
gia historian, has compiled a list of the
surviving Confederate generals, which
shows that out of the original nineteen
lieutenant generals, seven survive; of
the eighty-one major generals, sixteen
are living, and of 3C5 brigadier gener
als, ninety-two survive. The living
lieutenant generals are .Tames Long
street, Alexander P. Stewart, Stephen
D. Lee, Simon B. Bucknor, Wade
Hampton, John B. Gordon and Josepli
Married men, according to a German
investigator, live longer than bache
lors and are less likely to become in
sane. Anotherargument for matrimony
is found in the fact that there are
thirty-eight criminals among every
1.000 bachelors, while among married
men the ratio is onlv eighteen per
Misled. "I am frank to say," he
said, "that I feel you encouraged my
attentions." "Perhaps," she replied.,
"but how was I to know whether yoxi
wanted to marry me. or only to bor
row money from father?" Philadel
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GOOD SHORT STORIES FOR
Beers u Filters War Teteraaa
Meet After a Abseaee f Tklrty-Ftv
Tears Draa-HrM fat British Arssy
When Phyllis dances on the green.
Her air's so witching- sweet:
Beside the hawthorn bush I'd lean
For half a day to watch unseen
Her pretty tripping- feet.
When Chloe binds her auburn hair
With graceful curving arm.
I'd linger if I might but dare!
Long hours beside her silken chair
To view those mirrored charms.
When Lesbla lifts her lovely eyes
From some dlTloe romance.
I'd kneel beside her where she lies
Till eve had spread Its starry skies
To catch one melting glance.
But, oh! when glorious Sappho sings,
So heavenly is her tone.
Such passion In her looks she flings.
That I forget all earthly things.
Am her's and Love's alone!
Pall Mall Gazette.
The Boers as Fighters.
It is usual, I know, for military men
to sneer at the generalship, or want of
it, which, as they allege, was responsi
ble for the Majuba disaster these
critics are wise after the event, says
the African Review. It is forgotten
that the Boers met other otlcers than
Gen. Colley at Bronkhorst Spruit in a
number of lights about Pretoria, Pot
chestroom and other villages, and
that in no case were our men and mil
itary leaders able to stand np to the
enemy. At Durban, In Natal, in 1848.
we got the worst of it, as we did at
Doornkop, where English officers of
the ordinary type commanded. The
only military success which English
officers can claim in a good many en
counters with the Boers is the battle
of Boomplaats, fought in 1848 between
artillery and flint-lock guns. It is,
therefore, nonsense to take refuge be
hind the lack of generalship of oar
leaders. If such factors as courage
and leadership do not come into the
sorAroversy, except to a very limited
extent, in what direction must we look
far the explanation of our defeats?
At Lalng's Neck the action began by
our guns dropping a few shells Into
the Boer lines, and, as admitted by
the Boers themselves, the small loss
they suffered from this Are Gen. Jou
bert was nearly hit by a splinter of a
shell Induced them to think seriously
of abandoning the position. They
were about to leave when the attack
by a small number of mounted infan
try and by a few companies of Col.
Deane's regiment was made. Only one
of our men reached the Boer lines, the
others being stopped a short distance
away; and, as they were unsupported,
these were driven back down the bill.
Result, 190 killed and wounded on the
British side, against twenty-four Boers
killed and wounded. At Ingogo,
fought a few days afterward, a force
of about 300 men and two guns were
stopped on a small plateau and, after
an action lasting all day, four men,
with the two guns, were withdrawn
during the night, leaving dead and
wounded on the ground. The Boers
also left the field at night At this
light the Boers crept up to within sixty
yards of our guns. They lost seven
teen killed and wounded, while our
loss was 142 killed and wounded. A
force of about 600 infantry set out for
the summit of Majuba hill on the
night of Feb. 26, 1881. There were
about 550 combatants. After leaving
tome companies on the road, about 400
men reached the summit and were
disposed In various positions about the
rim of the mountain. The first shots
wero fired about 6 o'clock, and the
combat went on uninterruptedly for
hours. In the final stages the main
body of the Boers crept to within forty
yards, and for a considerable time
fusilladed our troops at this distance.
Many of the men fell In the subse
quent flight; but when the fighting
was over, at 1 o'clock, our casualties
were 280 killed and wounded, while
the Boers lost one killed and four
wounded. At Bronkhorst we lost 120
men killed and wounded within ten
minutes, the Boers losing one. In the
Jameson raid our losses were about
100 killed and wounded, the Boers
having five killed and wounded in the
actual fighting. It is usually main
tained that these Transvaal fights were
fought at a disadvantage and that our
men were In each case vastly out
numbered. If we accept the Boer ac
sounts, our forces were not outnum
bered. At Majuba they say they had
about 400 men. But even assuming
that there were as many as 1,000 Boers,
the result is still extremely unsatisfac
tory. War Veterans Meet After fttaay fears.
Philadelphia Inquirer: There is a
hale and Jolly one-armed veteran oc
cupying an important position in the
custom house over in New York, who
the other day told a friend of a cu
rious chance meeting. A middle-aged
colored man wandered into the veter
an's department with a basket contain
ing pretzels, candy and other delica
cies cf the season. Finding business
dull, he was on his way out, when the
veteran called to him. The old sol
dier had been putzlimg as to where he
had seen that peculiar, slouchlng,weak
kneed gait, and had now solved the
puzzle. "Hello!" said the veteran,
"don't you remember me?"
"'Deed, boss, but I don't remember
"Don't you remember sitting on a
rail fence near Culpepper Court House,
down In Virginia, thirty-five years ago,
watching the Union soldiers marching
by? A lot of your friends were work
ing in the field but you remember the
soldier who pulled you off that fence,
strapped his knapsack on your back,
and made you march along with him?"
The whites of the colored man's eyes
and teeth had become more expressive
every second. "Indeed I does!" he
ejaculated. "And you wus that man?
I'm powerful glad to see you, boss!
But how you've changed!"
"Well," said the veteran, "it's bean
6ome little time since then, and you
don't look exactly like you did." Then
they fell to discussing old times. The
colored man had remained with the
regiment three months, and afterward'
Joined one of the colored regiments and
fought throughout the war. The whke
man had won his commission and lost
bis arm. It took some time to talk
over such things, and then the two
veterans shook hands and parted again.
Dra-He fat British Arssy.
From the Woman's Home Compan
ion: In the army of Great Britain the
bands of cavalry are mounted, and the
honorary position in these musical
cavalcades is that of the bearer of the
kettle-drums. The horse selected for
this high position is often pie-bald, but
this particular coloring is not essen-"
tial to the office; the animal may.be
pure white. At any rate, his appear-?
eftot mmg be consistent with. th.e ffeQw-T
piece he Is la the band. His education
Is severs sad persistent, bringing him
at last up to the point where his pride
and Intelligence make him a dignified
and graceful bearer of the handsome
trappings that surround his high call
ing. His nerves are severely tried by
the booming of the enormous drums
he is destined to bear, but in time he
becomes as indifferent to the noise as
do his brothers to the singing bullets.
In the parade his rider has. his hands
full In the use of the sticks. He con
trols the steed by means of the reins,
which are fastened to the stirrup-strap
near the foot. The fame of the drum
horse is often won on the field of bat
tle. His duty classes him with the
war-horse, and in similar lines lies his
path to glory and renown. The horse
that wins laurels in the battlefield, and
carries himself with becoming dignity
in the parades of peace, will sometimes
find himself in the line of promotion
to the proud position of drum-horse In
the regimental band.
Arssy aasl Nary.
The sultan has arranged to pay the
Russo-Turklsh war indemnity and con
sequently Russia will not take posses
sion of Armenia as a forfeit
Lieut Chadwick, who served on the
cruiser Raleigh in Manila bay, recent
ly told in Cleveland of an incident that
occurred during the return voyage,
when the cruiser struck a huge whale
sleeping on the water. Lieut Chad
wick was on watch when the boat gave
a lurch. "I thought we had run on
some hidden rocks," he said. "I
rushed to the rail and found that the
ram of the cruiser was fast In the side
of a whale forty feet long. The en
gines had to be reversed before the
whale was released. He floated away
dead. Ton may think that is a fish
story, but it is an actual fact, and the
cruiser's log will verify it"
A story, probably perfectly true, that
seems to be arousing quite an unneces
sary amount of comment and even sur
prise, is to the effect that the French
ministry of war is employing dogs as
sentries of the powder magazines at
Brest and Toulon. Why in the world
not? What Is more natural? The
dog has been the recognized guardian
of man's house and property for years.
Was not a three-headed animal of this
amiable species even stationed at the
portals of the lower regions until that
very enterprising burglar Hercules in
terfered with him? So why should
anybody be surprised that the French
should think of watchdogs to guard
powder magazines? A really singular
tale was current about dogs of war a
few years back, to the effect that the
Germans were training Great Danes to
attack anyone in French uniform. A
man of straw in the French uniform
was given them to practice on so the
story went while they were taught to
deal gently with men of straw in the
uniform of the German army. Prob
ably this story was of a fairy nature,
for we have heard no more of it.
Haasors off the War.
Two or three correspondents and
soldiers who had been through the
Cuban campaign met the other day,
and many were the pathetic and ridic
ulous anecdotes told of their experi
ences. We repeat one or two, which
illustrate American character under a
great and unusual strain. "After the
battle at San Juan," said one, "I
crawled into the bushes. What with
loss of blood, no sleep and battered
nerves, I thought the end had come."
There was a smoke near by, and I
dragged myself to it A private, cov
ered with mud and blood, wearing
ragged trousers and half of a coat, had
kindled a fire and was brewing some
tea. He looked at me, and then pour
ed out some In a tin cup and brought
It to me. I never tasted anything like
it It put new life into me. 'That's
good tea,' I said. 'Yes,' he answered.
'It's made only for the mandarins. I
import it from China for my own use.
I'm particular about my tea. I hid a
package in my knapsack.' Just then
he was ordered away. The next day
I saw him digging in the pits, and
asked who he was. It was young
Blank, from New York. 'That fellow,'
they said, 'counts his money by mil
lions.' There were some queer meet
ings on the field." said another man.
"One of the southern generals had lost
a son In the first week of the war. He
came to Cuba as inspector general,
leaving his other son at home. But
the boy enlisted and come to Cuba as
a private and was digging in the
trenches when his father rode past
with his stiff. 'Hello, dad!' he called.
'Hello, boy!' The general went down
and took the young fellow in his arms.
After we came home, at the peace Ju
bilee at Philadelphia. I heard a big
Volunteer say: 'Miles and Dewey are
well enough, but B. is my man fdr the
presidency! He's a general, but he
wasn't ashamed to kiss a private in the
trenches. I saw him do it' "
Well'agtea sad Waterloo.
The Duke of Wellington told Lady
Mornington: "I have taken a good
deal of pains with many of my battles,
but I never took half the pains I did
at Waterloo. There never was such
a battle 150,000 men hors de combat.
Blucher lost 30,000, I can account for
20,000, and the French loss may be
fairly reckoned at 100,000 more." Gen
eral Arthur Upton (born 1777) asked
the Duke what he would have done
bad the Prussians not come up in time.
The Duke replied: "The Prussians
were of the greatest use in the pursuit
If they had not come up in time, what
should we have done? Why, we should
have held our ground that is what we
should have done! Our army was
drawn up into a great many squares,
with the cavalry riding among them. I
saw it was necessary to present a
length of front to the enemy, so I
made them fall into line, four deep.
That maneuver won the battle; it wa3
never tried before." After the pursuit
of the French army to Genappe the
Duke of Wellington and my uncle,
Henry Percy, returned to Waterloo.
The Duke was very low, and said to my
uncle: "I believe that you are the only
one of my A. D. C's left" My uncle
replied: "But we ought to be thank
ful, sir, that you are safe!" "The fin
ger of God was upon me all day noth
ing else could have saved me!" was
the Duke's answer. My uncle replied
that he had feared the Duke was a
prisoner when he had got amongst the
French. "I got away through the
Ninety-fifth regiment three times dur
ing the battle." said the Duke. Mrs.
Caasatche la History.
In the barbaric land of the semi
savage Yankees (for particulars see
El Tiempo) there was given by
wealthy people to colleges, academies,
seminaries and art institutes during
the first half of the current year, the
enormous sum of 130.000,000. Thie.
enlightened beneficence cannot be
matched by any other land under the
sun. It is nnparallelled in any age
Tiempo please copy and comment
DAIBY AND POULTRY.
INTERESTING CHAPTERS FOR
OUR RURAL READERS.
w SaceeMfal Farmers Operate This
Desswtsaeat of the Fans A Few
Hlats as to the Cars Lbs lUeh
Some Interesting tests in cheese ri
pening have been made at the Wiscon
sin Experiment Station. It was found
in these investigations that cheese ri
pened faster (as measured by the
formation of soluble protelds) at a high
than at a low temperature, whereas
the cheese cured at a high tempera
ture contained less bacteria than that
kept In cold storage. The commercial
value of the cold-storage cheess was
rated by an expert at 7 cents, that
cured at normal temperature at about
the same price, while that cured at a
high temperature "had a rank flavor
and a value not exceeding 3 or 4 cents
a pound." At that time prime Ched
dar cheese was quoted at 7 to 8 cents.
The high temperature Impaired both
the flavor and the texture, whereas the
cheeses cured at 55 degrees and below
were invariably of good quality and
were entirely free from all bitter flavor.
Every patron of a creamery has a
vital Interest In having the creamery a
success, whether it be a co-operative
creamery or a so-called "Individual"
creamery. The advantages of making
butter in a creamery over making it
on the farm are in most cases obvious.
Of course there are cases where the
private dairyman finds it advisable to
hold to his private dairying, but such
cases are rather rare. In the greater
number of cases the Individual either
cannot make as good butter as can the
creamery or else if he does make as
good butter, he cannot sell It to advan
tage. The purchase of butter by the
corner grocery store has created a rule
by which both good and bad butter
bring about the same price and that
price is regulated by the poor butter.
So, if a private dairyman has to sell
his butter in that market, he must
needs sell his butter at the same price
as does his neighbor who has no skill
In making butter, or who is too care
less to even keep his milk and cream
In proper condition. For these reasons
It Is a god-send to most of the farm
ers to be able to take their milk or
cream to the creamery where it will
be made Into butter upon rules that
have been tried by many years of ex
perience, and that are sure to give a
product that will bring a good price in
the city markets. For this reason no
community should look on with Indif
ference while a creamery runs down
and closes its doors. The community
itself should take steps to build up the
institution. It would often be entirely
possible to save the creamery by a
concerted movement either of the pat
rons of the creamery or by the com
munity in general. The lack is often
In the number of cows. In such cases
the farmers could afford to purchase
more cows, even though some of them
had to be bought on the partnership
plan. But if there is no general un
derstanding on this matter the farm
er generally thinks that the purchase
of a cow or two by himself will not
change the result and if the creamery
closes he will have the cows on his
hands. The necessity therefore of con
certed movement Is obvious, and the
whole community should be impressed
with the truth that the creamery is a
benefit indirectly to all.
Aboat the Poaltry Yard.
Build the poultry house so it will
be dry at all times. It is easy enough
to have a poultry house that is dry in
the middle of summer, but that Is Just
the time when the fowls are in it least
and are least affected by its condition.
But in the winter, when they must
remain indoors for days at a time, is
when the fowls need to have a place
that Is not favorable to the increase of
disease germs. Wet and dirty houses
are often the beginning of epidemics of
roup and other equally fatal "diseases.
A good many of our readers will
doubtless construct poultry houses this
summer. To such we would say, do
not do so before studying up the ques
tion of ventilation. Nearly all poultry
houses are either unventilated or ven
tilated in the wrong way. There Is a
great mass of literature on this sub
ject that Is within reach of the farmer,
and he should exhaust it before put
ting new theories into practice. Bad
air is unnecessary in the poultry house,
and It Is equally unnecessary to have
an open ventilator above the fowls
from which cold air can pour down
during the winter nights, bringing no
end of colds and discomfort While
the ventilation is to be looked after,
be sure that no drafts over the fowls
are allowed to exist
An exchange says: "Whitewash in
side monthly, from March 1st to Oct
1st" We would like to remark that
perhaps the whitewashing advice is
about as useless as much of the other
advice that is going the rounds of the
press. The writer used to do a great
deal of whitewashing, but of late years
has done none of it It is doubtful if
he will ever do any more. It is not
a difficult matter to keep a henhouse
free from lice. Lice cannot live on
the walls of a house unless they have
a chance to make periodic incursions
on the roosts by which they get onto
the bodies of the hens. If the roosts
are made movable and the arrange
ments that support the roosts are mov
able, it will be a most difficult matter
for a louse to get onto a hen. This
will be all the more so If dust or sifted
coal ashes be kept under the roosts.
A louse is not able to travel far In
even a sixteenth of an inch of dust.
But if a man has a henhouse so con
structed that the mites can Journey
from the walls and fixtures over the
roosts and get onto the fowls, by all
means let him whitewash his house
and fixtures often, as that will be
found the easiest way out of the diffi
culty. Necessity for Shade.
The season of the year when we
must provide the proper shade or cool
places for our hogs is again here. The
number of hogs lost each year by over
heating is very considerable. Loss from
heat differs from loss by sickness, la
the former being sheer negligence,
while the other may be unavoidable.
As we do not like to admit our care
lessness, we say little about these
losses, and write less, writes a corre
spondent in the American Swineherd.
June, July, August and September
are our hot months in this locality.
Extremely hot days may come early in
June or late In September, so be on the
lookout Shade must be provided In all
yards at any cost Groves trimmed up
six feet from the ground, allowing the
draft to pass through, make a very
nice place both for feeding and sleep
ing on hot days. Four posts eight feet
apart each way with a 2x4 14 ft long
nailed four feet above the ground, with
a covering of 14 ft boards will make
a very Bice, shade. If you" wish to
make it substantial, put In more posw
and crossplsces. thus giving youi
boards better support In place ol
boards you can pat poles and brusl
with a covering of old hay, which wit
make Just as good a shade, but yoi
will have to weight the hay with polet
or the wind will soon take it away.
Feeding should be done in shady, cool
places as much as possible.
Hogs sweltering in the heat will dc
you no good, nor are they strengthen
ing their constitution any more thai
they did in the bitter cold of the win
ter. To those who have established
permanent hog yards let me say. If yot
have not already sec out shade treei
do so. A few willow posts driven ii
the ground six feet apart will maki
plenty of shade the third year. As thi
trees grow and become too thick trin
From Farmers' Review: The ex
periment station of the Kansas Agri
cultural College has, from time tc
time, by bulletins, short articles foi
the papers, etc., shown the value ol
feeding to fattening hogs something
besides those highly starchy feeds, corn
and kafflr. In feeding over 200 head
of hogs experimentally, not a case hu
come up where the results were not
most favorable to feeding some feed
rich in protein, along with the corn
and kafflr. But what Is Intended to b
brought out In this Item Is not the
pecuniary gain from feeding such feed!
as alfalfa hay, skim-milk or soy bean
meal with the other feeds, but it is tho
humanity of doing so. Putting a hoR
In a small pen and giving it no feed
but dry corn and kafflr and water I.
inhumane. Hogs so treated when you
come to the pen will walk away as fax
as they can and eye you as though
they know you were responsible for
their pains of digestion, the annoying
lice and all the other unfavorable con
ditions of the young hog that is being
starved on carbohydrates. Protein la
the source of the blood, bone, hair,
muscle and nerve. Take away this
supply, and what has the poor hog to
live for? Their hair drops out, their
belly bows up as well as the back
bone; great rough wrinkles of hide
seem to work out on the tall, but In
stead of wrinkles working out the body
has drawn up and left the hide, like
the Insect that pupates in one end of
the worm, as we say. The hog has a
cough, and undoubtedly if such a hog
could read and had access to our fam
ily papers, and not the experience of
many persons, It would send for reme
dies for a dozen different complaints.
Dumb animals have a spirit, as we
say, as well as human beings, and if
this element of their nature Is de
stroyed by unfavorable circumstances
and conditions, they are subject to the
same moods; and It will require a
great effort to bring this spirit back;
yet until this is done they will not
grow and fatten. If the hogs are fed
the proper feed and treated kindly,
they come to meet you when you ap
proach the pen, and have an appear
ance of perfect content which Is as
different from the above described
condition as day is from night Feed
your hogs a variety, and make sure
that you know that the feed contains
the proper elements to insure a good
J. Q. HANEY.
FreteetlBg Shade Trees from Iasects.
Dr. Howard, the entomologist of the
department of agriculture, has been
making some investigations of the in
sects which so seriously affect Amer
ican shade trees, in some cases de
foliating entire streets. He describes
three species of these destructive sorts
and also indicates the methods used
in various parts of the country to
counteract their work. In New Eng
land thousands of dollars are spent
annually to destroy gypsy moths and
other tree killers and some of the
largest shade trees in the country have
been successfully sprayed with poi
sonous solutions. Dr. Howard recom
mends a practical line of work for
small towns and villages troubled by
such insects. The average house
holder seldom has more than a half a
dozen shade trees in front of bis
grounds, and it is a matter of compara
tively little expense and trouble for
any family to keep these trees In fair
condition by burning, destruction of
bag worms in winter and other simple
Clipping the Forelock.
The American Stock Farm has this
sensible advice on clipping the fore
lock: "Our advice to leave the horse's
forelock, manes and tails undressed has
been offered to farmers and dealers
who put their horses on the public
market Clipping the forelock lessens
the market value of a horse at home
or abroad. The financial consideration
then should forbid it With this con
sideraton out of the way, two other
considerations remain the esthetic
and the humane. But for the fact that
there should be no disputing about
tastes, a flowing mane and forelock
are Invariably a prominent part of the
artist's conception of beauty in a horse.
A horse with a clipped forelock looks
to us like nothing so much as a singed
cat and a cat that has passed through
that process is not especially comely to
the average eye. We would certainly
not clip the forelock."
Eggs from Prize Winners. Before
you pay high prices for eggs for hatch
ing to a man whose birds took "first"
or any other prize at the poultry show,
make sure first that the birds he ex
hibited were his own, and not bor
rowed for the occasion, and, second,
that the eggs you get are from the
same stock as he used for breeders last
year. There is so much borrowing of
hens and cocks to make a show, and
carrying them home without their ever
mating with or seeing his breeding
stock, that a man stands about as good
a chance to go to some neighbor who
has the breed wanted, and get eggs
from his breeding pens, as he would to
pay a high price for eggs to one who
took the prizes, but whose laying stock
may be below the average. Maine
Water for the Horse. The quantity
of water allowed to horses is often in
sufficient, says Rural World. The wa
ter required by animals for nutritive
and depurative purposes is obtained
partly from the drinking water. Green
! foods and roots contain a good deal
of water as much maybe as 90 per
Scent and animals getting these foods
require to drink less, but the staple
foods of the horse, oats and hay, con
tain no more than from 14 to 16 per
ft-nt of moisture, and on this dry food
S there should, unless under special and
very peculiar circumstances, be a free
French Government Stallions. The
French government keeps stallions for
the use of the farmers, charging only
a nominal fee of 82 or 83 per service.
By this method the French are rapidly
improving their hories. for these gov
.nt stallions are carefully in
spected before being approved for
jervice. Mr. rnompson.
Denmark has no mountain.
Advaatagss of SaHlag.
Soiling possesses so many advantagee
over paatarage, especially where dairy
lag on high priced land is contem
plated, that every dairyman should
carefully study the question of adopt
ing the system. A good deal depends
upon the supply, character, and cost o!
labor at the fanner's command. It may
be profitable to practice partial soiling.
Careful experiments have demonstrated
that by feeding cows entirely on green
forage crops in the stable, from two
to five times as much milk will re
sult per acre as from pasturing the
same land. It was an old saying that
the cow tramped three times as much
as she ate. Of course, many farms
contain considerable proportions of
pasture land that cannot be tilled, but
for tillable land, the profit in soiling
is very great Many more cows can
be kept on a given area and the pro
ductive capacity of the land can be
rapidly Increased. The saving of ma
nure and its application to best ad
vantage Is one of the great gains in
soiling. But for this sytem of feeding
some little calculation is required, and
a variety of green crops is necessary to
present a well arranged succession
throughout the growing season. In
other words there must be no break;
the supply must be certain and ample.
The careful and experienced dairyman
will plan to grow perhaps twice as
much of every crop as he expects to
use. The surplus will not be wasted;
it can be dried or stored in a silo. It
Is stated on good authority by the soil
ing system well managed, one acre of
productive land will feed two cows for
five or six months; three acres for five
cows is considered a conservative es
timate. The time of exercise should,
however, be not overlooked. One of
the points gained by the soiling is the
saving of food required through the
useless exertion of the animal in pro
curing Its food at pasture. Moderate
exercise should accompany soiling, and
a small pasture lot should be provided
convenient to the cow house. Ex.
Many farmers sometimes wonder
what is the matter with their pigs
when there is nothing the matter ex
cept lice, says Wallace's Farmer.
They are not accustomed to looking for
lice except on the older hogs, and pigs
frequently are so badly infested that
the constant irritation from day to
day brings on indigestion, diarrhea
and other symptoms of cholera. We
knew of a number of cases last spring
where pigs were supposed to have the
cholera and were entirely relieved by
the application of the well known and
efficient remedies for lice. If you can
do nothing else, fill a barrel two-thirds
full of water, pour a gallon of kero
sene on top of it, take your pig by the
ear and souse him in and put him
in a clean place where he can not pick
up a new assortment from the pens
and bedding. A better method, how
ever, is to prepare kerosene emulsion
according to the recipe we have fre
quently published and apply it to the
whole herd. No man can afford to feed
a lot of miserable lice. The annual
losses from hog lice, cattle lice, horse
lice, chicken and sheep ticks on the
average farm would pay the taxes.
Why not save this?
America's Yellow Foaltry
It is an odd fact that tne great
American poultry-consuming public Is
greatly prejudiced in favor of the yellow-legged,
yellow-fleshed fowl. That
It is merely a matter of fashion, or
fad, is amply proved by the fact that
la all other countries the preference is
given to the white-meated birds.
France Is recognized as authority upon
the edible qualities of ail the foods
devoted to the use of man, and In that
sunny land the Houdan stands pre
eminent They have been bred for
generations for the express purpose of
use as a table delicacy. They are a
bird of medium weight and large
breast predominance; being small
boned and fine fleshed, with a small
amount of offal, they are a profitable
carcass for the consumer to purchase.
In the great Paris markets huge piles
of dressed Houdan and La Fleche fowls
can be seen at the numerous stalls.
These are reared in small flocks by the
villagers adjacent to the city, and sold
to professional dealers who make the
daily or weekly tours. Inland Poul
try. Watering the Cow.
No dairyman who makes a study of
his business is satisfied with watering
his herd once a day. If his cattle can
be induced to drink two or three times
a day he is glad of it All the cattle
may not be equally thirsty at the same
time. Cows require an Immense
amount of water, as every farmer boy
has noticed. Experiments have shown
that the average milch cow needs about
eighty-one pounds of water a day
while In milk this Is nearly ten gal
lonsand over fifty pounds while dry.
Of this the cow in milk takes rather
more than two-thirds as drink and the
rest in her food, while the dry cow
takes rather less than two-thirds aa
drink and little more than one-third
in her food.
New Shade Tree Pest That beauti
ful and graceful shade tree, the white
birch, which decorates so many parks
and home lawns, has been attacked by
a very destructive insect enemy in our
state. For several years past some of
the finest specimens of this tree in
Buffalo's parks have died each year.
It Is now known that the cause was
a small, slender beetle, whose grub
makes tortuous tunnels just beneath
the bark. To scientists the insect is
known as Agrilus anxius, but we may
well speak of It as the birch Agrilus.
I have, as yet, no better sug
gestion to offer than to cut down and
burn immediately, especially before
May in the spring, all trees found dy
ing; I doubt if any protective wash
for the trees will be found practicable
and effective. Prof. M. V. Slingerland,
before the W. N. Y. Hort Society.
Dispose of the Old Roosters. Get
after the old roosters now. Bake one
and boll another and fry a third, and
it there are any more of these now
worthless creatures around, keep boil
ing and baking and frying till the last
one has crossed the Elysium river. We
sometimes think if the chicken-stealing
darkles of the South could visit
our hencoops once a year about this
time, their coming would be a blessing,
if they would confine their attentions
to last year's roosters. Ex.
Bloody Milk Bloody milk Is general
ly due to injury to the udder by vio
lence, as from a blow or a kick, and
may occur at any time and usually in
only one quarter of the udder, or it
may come from weakness of the mam
millary glands, but when from this
cause it usually occurs Just after
parturition and comes from all of the
The young who avoid the region ol
romance escape the title of tool at the
cost of a celestial crown.
The Western Mecca.
Omaha seems to be the objective
point of all western, pleasure seekers
this year, and the season there Is now
at its helghth. Coupled with the
amusement attractions is another ot
almost as much drawing power, Hay
den Bros., the Big Store. Widely ad
vertised as the greatest of the Trans
Mississippi stores it lives up to its
name and carries, incredible assort
ments of goods in over forty different
lines. Visitors make the Big Store
their headquarters, meet their friends,
check their bundles free and write
their letters there. A postal card ad
dressed Hayden Bros., Omaha, will
bring you prices on any goods you
Mr. W. H. IJams. who has been re
cently re-elected treasurer of the Bal
timore and Ohio railroad, has been in
the employ of the company for forty
six years, and has been treasurer since
May, 1866. When a small boy in Bal
timore he saw the great parade that
Baltlmoreans arranged to celebrate the
laying of the corner-stone of the Bal
timore and Ohio railroad on July 4,
Best and goes farthest, gives stiffness and
elasticity. No sticking, blistering or break
ing. Every grocer sells it, nearly every
body uses it. 10c a package.
Love is a dream. Whether it is a
nightmare or not depends a lot on
what you had for dinner.
3 the last week and
of this number
131 sold either
the entire or a
part of their right
before the patent
the large con
cerns who bought
patents the last
week are the
pany. Manchester, Conn.
Piano Manufacturing Co., Chicago,
Bevel Gear Wheel Co., Newark, N.
Remington Arms Co., Ilion, N. Y.
American Type Founders' Co., New
Geometric Drill Co., Westville,
Parties desiring full information as
to the law and practice of patents,
may obtain the same in addressing
Sues & Co., Lawyers and Solicitors,
BeeBldg., Omaha, Nebr.
When a woman happens to hit upon
a good argument, she talks on an
other which kills it
Hash! Don't Yon Hear the Baby Cry?
The only Rafrmcdlclac for sour i-nntrullc In nur-lnjchUelCHCari-tCanilyCmhtl-.Mikennth
er's milk mildly purg'tlrr. Druxslitn. Hie.23c,.V)c-
Life's thorns were created to keep
people from acting hoggish with the
Piso's Care for Consumption is our only
medicine for coughs and colds. Mrs. C.
Beltz, 439 8tb Ave:, Denver, Col., Nov.8,'03.
A motor car passenger service is
mooted between Pretoria and the
Cat Rates on All Railways 1. II. rhllbia
Ticket Broker. 1505 Farnam, Omaha.
Sardon. like Balzac, keeps a store
of notebooks and scrapbooks for use in
118 buys new upright piano. Schmol
ler & Mueller, 1313 Farnam St., Omaha.
Since their supply of tobacco was cut
down the convicts in the Iowa state
penitentiary have been sullen and hard
to manage, and some 300 of them have
refused to work. Chicago physicians
interviewed on the subject say the ac
tion of the prison authorities was un
wise; that tobacco In moderate quan
tity does no harm and its quieting ef
fects make prisoners as well as sol
diers as is recognized in the armies
of the world more amenable to disci
pline and less disposed to mischief.
When, in 1861, Governor Kirkwood.
of Iowa, appointed Senator Allison
colonel in the volunteer service and
set him to raise four regiments the lat
ter received most assistance from a
big Scotch-American college lad who
offered his services in any capacity.
This man brought a company of his
college friends and did other good
work in enlisting recruits. He was
David B. Henderson, next speaker of
A convention invitation from
Charleston, S. C, to the Democratic
party should not be overlooked? it
is the News and Courier that says:
"Why not invite the Demociatic con
vention to come to Charleston? We
had one here before the war, which
made the liveliest times for the whole
country that it has ever had. Let us
have the next one, and see what comes
The Marquis of Salisbury has for
many years been an earnest student of
chemistry and found time to discover
and complete an important chemical
process in his private laboratory at
Hatfield, the results of which will be
made known to the world on his be
half at a forthcoming meeting of one
of the learned societies.
French railroad companies have
been ordered by the courts to provide
their passengers with season tickets
without advertisements. The Western
railroad had increased the number of
advertisements till a season ticket was
as thick as a pocketbook and commu'
ers refused to carry them.
The majority of motor cars arc now
driven by petroleum, but a French en
gineer recommenus the use of alcohol
instead of it, and motors are being al
tered so as to consume it. There is
no fear of explosion with ak-hohol and
it is said to be less costly than petrol
eum. A North Georgia candidate says:
'We want the office because we think
we deserve It; and we deserved it be
cause we have lived here ten years and
have never had anything except the
opportunity of running for it."
A Letter teMo. KnUrnnBraeglit
Health to Mrs. Archambo.
umt to aims, naaajui ao. 42.M5I
"Dxab Mas. PraaiiAJi For two
years I felt tired and so weak and dizzy
that some days I could hardly go
around the house. Backache and head-'
ache all the time and nay food would
not digest and had such pains in the
womb and troubled with lencorrhoca
and kidneys were affected.
"After birth .of each child I grew
weaker, and hearing; so much of tho
good yon had done, I wrote to you and
have taken six bottles of Lydia E.
Pinkhani's Vegetable Compound, one
box of Lozenges, one bos of Liver Pills,
one package of Sanative Wash, and to
day I am feeling as well as I ever did.
When I get up in the morning-1 feel as
fresh as I did when a girl and eat and
sleep well and do all of my work. If
ever I feel weak again shall know
where to get my strength. I know
your medicine cured me." Mrs. Sauna
AnClIAMBO, CHARLEMOXT, MASS.
The present Mrs. Pinkhom's experi
ence in treating female ills is unparal
leled; for years she worked side by
side with Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham, and
for sometime past has had sole charge
of the correspondence department of
her great business, treating- by letter
as many as a hundred thousand ailing
women a year. All vomen who suffer
are invited to write to Mrs. Pinkham
at Lj'nn, Mass., for advice, which will
V proinptlv friven without charge.
No matter how much mother-in-law
there is in her family, every woman
thanks God that there is more in hot
Do Yoar Feet Ache and Barn?
Shake Into your shoes Allen's Foot
Ease, a powder for the feet It makca
tight or New Shoes feel Easy. Cures
Corns, Bunions, Swollen, Hot and
Sweating Feet At all Druggists and
Shoe Stores, 25c. Sample sent FREE.
Address Allen S. Olmsted. LeRoy. N. Y.
There was never but one really
brave man. He told a woman hu
didn't think her baby was unusually
bright for its age.
Special Katrs East. Via O. a St. I- anil
For the G. A. R. encampment at Phil
adeplhia tickets will be bold SeDt 1.
2 and 3, good returning Sept. "JOth.
Stopovers will be allowed at Niagara
Falls. Washington and many other
points, choice of routes. For rates,
timetables and all information call at
city office. 1415 Farnam St.. (Paxton
Hotel block), or write Harry E.
Moores, C. P. & T. A., Omaha. Neb.
When a wise man wants to advertise
anything in a neighborhood he con
fides it as a secret to his wife.
Mrs. Wlnftlow's Boothia Syrup.
For children teething, softens tho kuics, reduce ts
DunmaUoB.all3Tapaln.cure wlndcoltc S3cabottle
Every woman has an idea that sho
"holds her age well."
An Excellent Combination.'
The pleasant method and beneficial
effects of the well known remedy.
Stkup of Figs, manufactured by the
Califohnia Fio Strop Co., illustrate
the value of obtaining the liquid laxa
tive principles of plants known to be
medicinally laxative and presentinjr
them in the form most refreshing to tho
taste and acceptable to the system. It
is the one perfect strengthening- laxa
tive, cleansing the system effectually,
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
gently yet promptly and enabling? one
to overcome habitual constipation per
manently. Its perfect freedom from
every objectionable quality and sub
stance, and its acting on the kidneys,
liver and bowels, without weakening
or irritating them, make it the ideal
In the process of manufacturing; figs
are used, as they are pleasant to the
taste, but the medicinal qualities of the
rcmcd3- are obtained from senna and
other aromatic plants, by a method
known to the California Fio Svrui
Co. only. In order to pet its beneficial
effects and to avoid imitations, please
remember the full name of theCompany
printed on the front of every package.
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN 7RANCISCO. CAT
XOT7I8VZUX. KT. NEW YORK; W. T.
For sale by all Drupist - 'Price 0c. per Ixittle.
W. L. DOUGLAS
S3 & $3.50 SHOES j"""
Worth $4 to S3 compared with
Indorsed by over
ALL tEATHERS. ALL STYLES
TKK CEM.I1K kai W. U l..l..
Ma smI prltm ttiap4 blt.
Take no putotltnte claimed
tn In-an crux. I.arv'Ct makrrx
,t $3 ami --V fho't In the
world. Yunr dralerihouM lcri-;
thrni If not. wt w lit h-qiI roil
apalronrcrelnt of price. Stnto
kind of leather, size an! wldtli. plain or cap toe
Catalogue A Frem.
W. l. DOUGLAS SHOE CO.. Brockton. Mass.
$4 SHOES for OR njV
A I'alr. " "
w lHj new oiyiea, ii. nuu iiuwii.
W'rllr or call for particular.
V BON MARCHE SHOE CO.,
SO S Fiiirtentli Street.
We have Imitator, hut no mmpetltor.
DEBICIflsslQt 6ei Vuur Pension
rClialUI.0 DOUBLE QUICK
Write CAPT. O'FARREIX. Pension Agent.
MJC 'lew York Avenue. WASHINGTON. . C.
tlCHCIAKC KpanUh anil Civil Wat. Sol
MCWaiUaj dicrs. Sailor. VI:orc-.rh!I!rrn.
' Fathers ami Moth:r. No fee i;nl-vs success
ful. B. a. trtSTOX CO., JtUrm'j.. nli.t... O. c.
BaVlValWPI Wa.hlnzton, B.vl
Sf Successfully Prosecutes Claims.
TAtn PrtDCtiMti Bxaintnnr UiB. Pwun.on Bureau.
3vrm!i;ctvll war. 15f)jniIiratiU2claiiii'..atH rince.
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