"A Boer Christening.
London newspapers just now are
filled with incidents of the Boers, most
of them far from flattering. One of
the best relates that in a Dutch church
in Pretoria not long ago there appeared
a very stolid-looking farmer's wife,
who had brought her baby into town
to be christened. Before leaving home
her "lord" had written the names it
was intended to give the infant on one
-slip of paper and the list of the house?
hold requirements on another, and
both were carefully folded and put in
the great leather purse she carried.
When the proper time arrived the fond
motlier handed up a slip of paper to
the minister, who reid and reread it,
and then remarked that Koffle Rijst
Suiker Gembrr Komfijit were rather
tidd names for the child, and ones
which might prove embarrassing to the
possessor at some future time. Then
the other slip of paper was produced
- and explanations followed.
Rotes and Violets.
The scent of the sweetest rose be?
comes noxious and the humble violet
seems to be scowling up at you from
under its eyebrows when you know
that these flowers and their fellows are
indebted to the deadly microbes for
their colors and scents. The delicate
pink cf the Rothschild rose ls com?
posed of the bodies of thousands of the
identical microbes which bring death
through consumption to so many of
cur friends and relations. The violet
and pansy get their odor from the can?
cel microbe, the tulip from the gout
perm, and the geranium from the scar?
let-fever bacillus. Likewise, every
time you inhale the scent of any flower
fOV are in reality gulping down
montfcfol after mouthful of some ter?
rible disease. There is no way of dis?
infecting flowers, as they are actually
composed of microbes, and if you take
the latter away no flower is left.
TJeanty Is Blood Deep.
* Clean blood meani/a dean skin. No
iVauty without it. ('.-(scarets, Candy Cathar?
tic clean your blood and keep it clean, by
stirring up the lazy liver and driving all im?
purities from thc body, lk'gin to-day to
banish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion by t-kinp
Cabarets,?beauty for ten cents. All drug?
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c.
Chita has sii smokeless powder manufac?
Dearness Cannot He Oared
bf local applications as they cannot reach the
diseased potion of the oar. There is only one
w\vay to cure deafness, and that is by constitu
|) remedies. Deafness is caused by anin
l*d condition of fie mucous lining of the
hollian Tube. When this tube gets in
?^ you have a rumbling sound or imper
, hearing, and when it is entirely closed
fness is the result and unless thc inflam
ition can be taken out and this tube re?
ared tn its norm.al cond ti in, hearing will be
>stroyed forever. Nine .: ises out of ten are
muted by catarrh, whit, his nothing but an in
lamed condition of the mucous surfaces.
N\*e will give One Hundred Dollars for any
L?e of Deafness (caused by oattrrhlthatcan
Jtb> cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send
lr ciroulars, free.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, 0.
old by Druggists. Tot'.
JU ill's Family Pills are the best.
|wo swords which the people ofIndianap
had mado for presentation to General
rion will now be preeeuted to his widow
[Sweat and fruit acids will not discolor
aods dved wi h Putnam Faceless Dyes.
i)ld by all druggists.
The Duke of Abercorn has supplied the
ajrli.-h lied Cross Society with 300 dozen of
specially soft pocket handkerchiefs and 100
light woolen wraps.
IIow Aro Yous- Kidney, f
Dr. Hobbs'Sparapjis Pills cure all Uidncv Ills. Sam.
fie free. Add. Sterling itemed}- Co., Chicano or N. Y.
World's coal fields cover 471,800 square
Vitality low, debilitated or exhausted cured
hy Dr. Kline's Invigorating Tonic. Fkke$1.
trial hottle for '? week's treatment. Dr. Kline,
Ld*feU Arc'i St. l'niladelphia. Founded 11*1.
California's oil output is 15.000 barrels a
Educate Your Bowels With Caecarsts.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
10c, 25c. If C. C. C. fail, druggists refund money.
Miss B A. Mulrouey. of Philadelphia has
ronda OTU $50,000 oi;t of her shop9 in the
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrupfor children
lt ething.roftciis thc gums,reducing inflamma?
tion, allays pain, cures wind coHc.s&e. abottb.
Two thousand Hebrew officers are on tho
ictive and reserved lists of the Austrian
Piso's Cure is the medicine to break up
children's Oonah* -and Colds. ? Mrs. M. C.
il lust. Surague, "Wash., March 8,1891.
The castor-oil treedtiehinus commuuis) is
believed in Egypt to keep away mosquitos.
To Cure Constipation Forever.
Taite Ctscarcts Candy Cathartic 10oor25e.
If C. C. C. fail to cure, druggists refund money.
Fifty-seven new cotton mills have been
built in the South during tho past twelve
' 'An Empty) Sack
Cannot Stand Upright/'
Slither can poor, weak, thin blood
nourish and sustain the physical system.
For strength of nerves and muscles there
must be pure, Heh, vigorous blood.
Hood's Sarsaparilla is established as the
standard preparation fer the blood by its
many remarkable cures.
"For six years I was a victim of dys?
pepsia in it^ worst form. 1 could eat nothing
but milk tcust. and at times my stomach would
not retain and digest even that Last March l
began taking CASCAHETS and since then I
have steadily improved, until I am as well as I
ever aaa ia my life."
David H. MiriPHY, Newark. O
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Therefore the best.
If afflicted with
tore eyer., Ute
Thempwn's Eye Watw
"HE EMINENT DIVINE'S SUNDAY
? ubjccl: New Year Thoughts?We Should
Make tho Must of Our Itiief Lives?
Infidelity Hie Source of Much IVoc
Chrlst's Matchless Sloiies.
(Copyright, Louis Klopscli. 18?P.l
Washington, D. C.?In this discourse Dr.
^almnge takes tho opportunity of offering
onio very practical and useful suggestions;
ext, Psalms xe., 9, "Wo spend our years
? a tale that ls told."
Tho Israelites were forty years In the
rilderuess, aud during thirty-eight years
f tho forty nothing is recorded ol thom,
lad, I suppose, no other emigrants bad a
Inlier or more uninteresting time than
hey bad. So they got to telling stories?
tories concerning themselves or eoncern
ng others; stories about the brick kilns of
Igypt, where- they bad tolled in slavery;
tories about how the waters of the Red
lea piled up into palisades at their cross
ng; story ot tho lantern hung in tho hear?
ns to guide them by night; story of ibises
lestroying the leptiles of the wilderness;
tories of personal encounter. lt must
lave been au awful thing tobavo lind notti?
ng to do for thirty-eight years except to
;et lost every time they tried to escape
rom the wilderness. So they whiled away
he time in story telling. Indeed, there
vero persons whoso one business was to
mrrate stories, and they woro paid by
DOD. trifles as they could pick up from the
rarronndltif" listeners. To such instances
mr text refers when it says, "Wo spend
Wt years ns a tale that is told."
At tbis tremendous passage from the
rear 1899 to tho year 1900 it will do us all
food to consider that our whole lifo is a
itory told?a good story or a bad story, a
rngic story or a mirthful story, a wise
itory or a foolish story, a clean story or a
llthy story, a story of success or a story ot
'ailure. "We spend our years as a tale
hat ls told."
In the fir.-t place, I remark that every
lerson's life is a very interesting story.
Hy text does not depreciate "a tale that is
old." We have all of us been entertained
>y the story teller when snow bound in tho
?ail train, or in the group a winter's night
n the farmhouse, or gathered around a
'lazing hearth with some huuters at the
nountuin Ina. Indeed, lt is a praiseworthy
ut to impersonate a good story well. It
rou doubt tho practical and healthful aud
nspiringu'o of such a story, tnko down
/oin the library Washington Irving's
Tales oi a Trnveler" or Nathaniel Haw
horne's "Twice Told Tales." But as in
"resting ns any of these would be the
dory of many an obscure life if tho lalo
vere as well told. Why do wenll Uko
jlojrapbtes and autobiographies? ' Be
?auso they ate stories of eminent human
ives. But tho story of the life of a back
voodsmnn, of a man who looks stupid, ot
mo about whom you never heard ii word,
nust be just as thrilling on a small scale
is on a largo scale is a lifo of a Cyrus, or a
'a?"!ir, or a Pizarro, or a Mark Antony, or
If you get the confidence of that very
>1.tin mun josi como out of tho backwoods
md can Inda06 bim to give the stirring ex
eriences of his life, be will tell you that
rbleli will make your blood curdle and
oar hair stand ou end; that night wheu a
ianthe! disputed bis pathway on the way
lome; that landslide, when tho mountains
corned about to come down on bis cabin;
hat accident to his household and no sur
?eon within fifteen miles; that long storm
hat shut them in ajd the food was ex
lansled; that contest at his doorway with
audits, who thought thore might be with
u something worth taking; that deathbed,
ritli no ono but himself to count tho flut
Ob, yes, while "we spend our yoars as a
ale that is told," it is an Interesting story,
t is tho story of an immortal, and that
jakes it interesting. Ile is launched on an
cenn of eternal yeats, In a voyage that
?ill never terminate. He is striking the
eynoto o'' an anthem or a dirge that will
ever como'u its last bar. That is what
lakes the devotional meetings of modern
imesso much more interesting than they
sod to be. Thoy aro filled not with dls
ourscs Dy laymen on tho subject of justi
cation and sanctification, which lny dis
ourses administer moro to the facetious
bnn to the edifying, but witta stories of
,'hat God bas done for the soul?how every
hlug suddenly changed; how the promises
ecamo balsamic in times of laceration;
ow he was personally helped out and
elped np and helped on. Nothing can
laud before such a story of personnl res?
ile, personal transformation, personal
Humiliation. Tho mightiest aud most
killin! argument against Christianity col
ipses under tho ungrammatical but sin
ere statement. Tho atheistic professor of
atural philosophy goes down under tho
tory of that backwoodsman's conversion.
All tiiat elaborate persuasion of the old
oiks of tho folly of giving up active life
00 soon mc'ins nothing as compared with
ho simple incident you may relate to
hem of tho fact that Benjamin Franklin
,*as Governor ot Pennsylvania nt eighty
wo years of ago aud that Dandolo, of Ven
:o, at ninety years of age, although his
yesight had been destroyed through be
jg compelled by his enemies to look into
polished metal bas'u under the full blaze
f the sun until totally blind, j? this sight
?ss nonagenarian leading an army lo the
uccessful besiegement of Constantinople!
Vhen an ol 1 man bears of such incidents,
e puts asido his staff aud ear trumpet and
The Now Testament suggesls the power
1 the "tale tiiat is told." Christ was the
nost effective story teller of all tho ages,
.'ho parables aro only tales well told.
[atcblesB stories: Tbat of the traveler cut
p by the thieves and tho Samaritan pay
ng his board bill at tho tavern; that of tad
ig dinuer, to which the invited guests
eat in fictitious regrets; that of the shep?
ard answering the bleat of tho lost sheep
nd all the rural neighbors that night help
ng bim celebrnto the fact that it was saie In
ho barnyard; that of the bad boy. reduced
otho swines'trough, greeted homo with
uch banqueting and jewelry that lt rtuffed
he older sou irita Jealousy and disgruntlo
r.ent? that cf the Pharlseo full of bragga
loclo and the publican smiting ids breast
vith a stroke that brought down the heav?
es in commiseration; stories about lep
osy, about paralysis, about catalepsy,
ibout dropsy, about ophthalmia?stories
hat He so ??veli told that thoy have rolled
town to the present and will roll down
brough the entire future.
1 heard Daniel Baker, the wonderful
ivangolist of his time, preach what I sup?
ped was a great sermon, but I remem
>er nothing of it except a story that ho
old, and that, I judge from the seeming
iffoct, may that afternoon have brought
nindieds into tho kingdom of God. I
leard Truman Osborne preach severalser
nons, but I remember notbing of what ho
aid lu public or private except a 9tory
hat he told, arid that was, among other
hlugs, tho means of my salvation. The
ifeloug work of John B. Gough, the great
;st temperance reformer of nil time, was
ho victory of anecdote, and who can ever
orget bis story of Joel Straton touching
lim on tho shoulder or of Deacon Moses
Jrant at Hopkinson, or of the outcast
vomnn nicknamed "Hell Fire," but re
leorred by tho thought that she "was ono
if us?" Dwight L. Moody, the evangelist
if worldwide fame and usefulness, whe ro
:ently passed to his great reward on high,
luring his valuable labors in the pulpit
yielded the anecdote for God and heaven
intil all nations have been moved by lt.
If you havo had experiences of pardon
iud comfort and disenthrallment, tell of
t. Tell lt in tho most pointed and drn
natic way you can manage. Toll it soon,
ir you may never tell it at all. Oh, tho
tower of "tho talo that is told!" An hour's
liscourse about the fact that blasphemous
lohavlor is sometimes punished in thia
yorld would not impress us as much as the
imule story that in a town of New York
tate at. tho close of tho last century thirty*
ix proftmo men formed themselves into a
tub, calling themselves "Society et the
)ruids." They mot regularly to deride
nd damage Christianity. One night in
heir awful meeting they burned a Bible
nd administered tho sacrament to a dog.
'wo of them died that night. Within tluee
ays three were drowned. In five years all
he thirty-six carno to a bad end. Before
iistices of thc pence it was sworn that two
rere starved to death, seven were drowned,
ight were shot, five committed suicide,
even died on the gallows, one was frozen
o death and three died accidentally. Ind?
ents like that, sworn to. would balk any
iroposed irreverent aud blasphemous be
In what way could the fact that infidel*
ty wlU act belo any one.die. vail be ea
pbweriuily presented as by the incident
concerning a man falling ill iu Paris just
a'ter tho death of Voltaire, when a profes?
sional nurse wns called in, and she asked,
"Is the gentleman a Christian?" "Why do
you ask that?" said the messenger. The
nurse replied, "I am the nurse who attend?
ed Voltaire in lils last illness, and for all
tho wealth of Europo I would never see nn
othor infidel die." What discourse in Its
moral aud spiritual effect could equal a
tale like thal?
You might argue upon tho fact thal those
fallon aro our brothers and sisters, but
could we impress any one with such a truth
so well as by the scene near Victoria Park,
London, where men were digging a deep
drain, and the shoring gave way and a
great pile of earth fell upon the workmon.
A man stood there with his hands in his
pockets, looking at those who were trying
to shovel away the earth from those who
were buried, but when some onosaid to the
spectator, "Bill, your brother is down
there," tuen the spectator threw off his
coat and went to .work with an agony of
earnestness to fetch up his brother. What
courso of argument could so well as that
incident set forth that when we toil for tho
salvation of a soul it is a brother whom WO
are trying to save? - -
A second reading of my text reminds mo
that life is not only a story told, but that
it ls a brief story. A long narrative
stretched out indefinitely loses its interest.
It is generally the story" that takes only a
minute or half a minute to rehearse that
arrests tho attention. And that gives ad?
ditional interest to the story cf our life. It
is a short story. Subtract from our life all
the hours of necessary sleep, all tho houri'
of incapacity through fatigue or illness, al!
tho hours ol childhood and youth before
we get fairly to work, and you have abbre?
viated tho story of life so much that you
can appreciate tho psalmist's remark when
he says, "Thou hast made my days as a
band's breadth," and can appreciate the
apostle James' expression when he com?
pares life to "a vapor that uppeareth for a
little season and then vanishes away."
It does not take long to tell ail tho vi?
cissitudes of life?tho gladness and the
griefs, the arrivals and the departures,
tho successes and the failures, the victor?
ies nnd the defeats, the ups and tho downs.
The longer wo live the shorter tho years.
We hardly get over the bewildering fntlgue
of selecting gifts for children and friends
and seo that tho presents got off in
time to arrive on the appropriate day
than we 6eo another advancing group
of holidays. Autumnal fruit so sharp?
ly chases tho summer harvest, and tho
.-now of tho white blossoms of spring?
time come too soon after tho snows ol
winter. It is a remark so often made
that it fails to mako any impression and
tho platitude that calls forth no reply,
"How rapidly time goes."
Every century is a big wheel of years,
which makes a hundred revolutions nnd
breaks d'.wn. Every yenr is a big wheel of
months nnd makes twelve revolutions and
then ceases. Geologists and theologians
go Into elaborations of guesses as to how
lung ihe world will probably last; how
long beforothe volcanic forces will explotfc.
it, or meteoric slroko demolish it, or the
cold of a long winter freezeout its popula?
tion, or the fires of a last conflagration
turn it. That is all very well, but so fat
as the present population cf the earth is
concerned the world will last but a little
longer, We begin life Witta a cry and end
It with a groan, and the cry and the groan
are not far apart. Life. Job says, ls like
the flight of a weaver's shuttle, or, as
David intimates In my text, a story quick?
ly told and laughed at and gone and dis- I
placed by another story as u "lalo that is
We talk about public life and private
life, but there is no private life. The story
of our life, however insignificant it may
*eem to be, will win the applause or hies
of a great multitude that no mau can num?
ber. As a "tale that is told" among ad?
mirers or antagonists, celestials or panda*
monlacs, the universe 13 full of iisteniug
ears as well as of gleaming eyes. If
we say or do the right thing, that is known.
If we say or do tho wrong thing, that is
known. I suppose the population cf thc
Intelligences lu the nlr Is more numerous
than the population of intelligences on tho
earth. Oh, that the story of our lifo might
be fit for such an audience in such an au?
ditorium! God grant that wisdom nnd
fidelity and earnestness nnd truth may
characterize the "tale that is told."
Through medical science tho world's
longevity may be greatly improved In the
future, as lt has been in the past, but lt
would not be well fortho peoplo to Hvo too
long. Some of them would, through theil
skill nt acquisitiveness, gather too much,
and somo multimillionaires would become
billionaires and trlllionaires, aud somo
would after awhile pocket a hemisphere.
No. Death is U3eful in Ita financial limita?
tions, aud then all have enough sorrows
and annoyances and sufferings by the tlmo
they becomo nonagenarians or centenar?
ians to mako it deslrablo to quit. Besides
that, it would not bo fair so long to keep so
many good old peoplo out of heaven. 80
it is well arranged that those who stand by
tho deathbed of tho nineteenth century
will not bo called to stand by the deothbed
of the twentieth centu.'f.
Ob, crowd this last year with prayers,
with hosannas, with kind words, with help?
fulness. Make the peroration of the cen?
tury the climax of Christlike deeds Close
up tho ranks ot God, and during this re?
maining twelve monthd charge m'gh'ily
ugalust tho host of Abaddon. Havo no
reserve corps. Let swiftest gosrol cavalrv
gallop, nnd heaviest moral artillery roll,
and mightiest evangelistic b.tleileslh n
der on the scene. Lot ministers of tho
gospel quit all controversy with each
other and in solid phalanx march out
for the world's disenthrallmcnt. Let
printing presses, secular and religious,
make combined movement to instruct and
emancipate the world. On all tho hills let
there be Elijahs praying for "a groat rain,"
and on every contested field Joshuas to
seo that final victory is gained before the
sun goes down, and every mountain be?
come a transfiguration, and every Galiloe
a walking place of nira who can hush a
tempest. Let us bo jealous of every month,
of every week, of every day that passes
without something significant and
glorious wrought for God atd this sin
cursed world. Let our churches be
thronged with devout ussemblagos. Let
tho chorals bo moro Uko grand marches
than requiems. Let tho coming year eeo
the last wound of Transvaal and Philippine
conflict, and the earth quake with the
grounding arms of the last regiment ever
to be marshaled, aud the furnaces of tho
foundries blaze with the fires that shall
turn the last swords into plowshares.
And may all thoso whose lives shall go
out in this last year of a century, as many
will, meet in the heavenly world those who
in the morning and noonday of this hun?
dred years toiled and suffered for the
world's salvation to tell them how much
has been accomplished for tho glory ol
Him whose march through all the coming
centuries the Scriptures describe as going
forth "conquering and to conquer." Oh,
the contrast between that uplifted spec?
tacle of eternal triumph in tho presence of
God and the Lamb and these earthly
scenes, where "we spend our years as a talc
that is told."
What tho Transvaal Will Have to pay.
In spite of reverses the English
papers are beginning to figure on the
amount of indemnity the South Africar
republic will be forced to pay when
the Boers arc finally conquered. In
this connection it is pointed out that
the financial condition of the republic
is excellent. For the year 1897 the
total revenue of the Transvaal amount?
ed to $22,400,000, while the total ex?
penditures were $21,900,000. From an
English standpoint there will be room
in the future for large reductions in
expenditures, so that a big balance
will be left which may be applied to
the payment Of interest on a loan
sufficient to pay the indemnity which
the British are to demand. At present
the total state debt of the South
African republic is less than $14,000,*
Life on 1 arm.
Lord Kelvin in a lecture stated thal
as a result of recent investigations it
was estimated that the earth bad been
the abode of life for about 30;000,*??
I)i",(royIn,- thc Black Squash Uhr.
One way of reducing tho number of
the black squash bug is, when thc
squashes are gathered in the fall,
leave a few of the poor, small or un?
ripe ones in the field, perhaps break?
ing some of them to make the odor
from them more noticeable. The next
morning or evoniug the bugs will be
found clustered upon tho squashes,
possibly by the hundred, if thoy havo
been very plenty. If the nights are
at all cool they will not fly away, and
can be easily destroyed cither by
crushing or by brushing into n pan of
kerosene and water, or by spraying
with kerosene. Continue this for a
few days and it will bc found that
there are but few, aud it will ma?
terially reduce their number tho next
spring. We have also destroyed tho
potato bectlo in a similar way by
placing pieces of cut potato in the
garden as a bait for them. To poison
the potato with Paris green is equally
effectual, but not safe if the poultry
are allowed a free range in the garden,
ns Ave like to have them after crops
are ont of the way.
Extemporizing Heavy Lumber.
Whero one bas boards but not the
necessary lumbei for 2>osts and other
supports, the boards can be put to?
gether in various ways that will give
nrosxxoira substitutes ron
great strength, taking tho place iu
many cases of tho desired timber.
The cut suggests somo of these ways,
and others will occur to the ingen?
ious. Lighteraud lighter timbers are
being used in framing, and inch
boards can be utilized for rafters in
small buildings, using the necessary
thickness to give stiffness to tbe roof.
In fact, nnny barns arc now being
wholly framed willi two-inch boards.
Fences ou thc Karin.
Oue of the most expensive luxuries
on the farm arc Ibo fences. Many
farms aro cut up iuto many fields by
division fences. These are sources of
much auuoyanco and considerable
cost, and arc n harbor for noxious
weeds, insects and vermin. They are
expensive to keep in repair, waste a
strip of land, and worst of all, they
cut up the fields so that the farmer is
compelled to till the soil with short
rouuds, wasting his time iu turning
nt the ends of the rows; while, if we
would lay out the divisions in long,
narrow strips, we could utilize horse
nnd man power for actual work instead
of wasting it ia usoless turning.
There is absolutely no excuse for nine
tenths of the division fences. Only
permanent pastures should be fenced
off. Land that is farmed in regular
rotation should not be pastured, for
pasturing it, as a rule, does more in?
jury to the land than the pasture is
worth. If we use the throe-year rota?
tion we have but a few months at
most in the three years for pasture.
If the four-year rotation is adopted,
find we wish to produce clover-seed,
we havo possibly five months ont of
four years; and that never pays for
the fences and the annoyance that
they cause.?The "Epitomist.
Planting th ? Asparagus lied.
In starting an usparagus bed, the
best seed or good one-year-old plauts
should bo secured. With correct cul?
tivation, successful results will be ob?
tained from any of the numerous varie?
ties advertised, the earliest varie?
ties being mo3t desirable in our south?
ern climate. Seed sown in the spring
and well cared for will make good roots
for transplanting the nert fall, and
will produce a fine crop the sccord
year. Much care should be exercise d
in the selection of the plants for tito
permauent bed. A strong cr )wn, with
well developed buds aud good roots,
ts essential to the perfection of thc
spears. A good bed will live aud bear
fruit profitably for twenty years, so in
its construction room should be al?
lowed for new growths and develop?
In a small bcd in thc kitchen gar?
den the plants fhonld bo set out ia a
trendh from six to eight inches deep.
The ma'n items of importance in plant?
ing are to have tho crowns right side
up witb a uniform depth and distance
between them. The deeper tho plant
is set the stronger the sporo will be,
but later in making its appearance.
A top dresring of well rotted stable
manure is tho best fertiliser for aspara?
gus, with applications of liquid ma?
nure during the growing season. As?
paragus requires about double the
amount of manure necessary for pota?
toes and other root crops. A light'
dressing of fish manure, or salt iu
some form, is beneficial as i fertilizer.
The bed should be kept free from
grass and weeds and the soil should
be worked frequently dnring the grow?
From a well ostablishod bed the as?
paragus tops should be cut and re?
moved in the fall, aud a part of the
soil taken from over the dorms, so
that they will be left, through the
winter, not more than two or three
inches from the surface.
Asparagus is on our markets from
March until June, and is always in
great demand. The ppears should be
cut every day during the season for
their appearance, and this cutting
should be done carefully with a sharp
knife. If white asparagus is desired,
vhen the spears first appear they must
be covered with a ridge of dirt in order
to bleach them. A pretty but rather
n more troublesome way of bleaching
the shoots is to cover each one with a
colored glass bottle.?-Atlanta Journal.
The nutritive value of cornstalks is
high enough to v/nrraut oue with sheep
and cattle to preserve them after the
corn has been husked, and when hay
is k<v in the barn or sheds and grain
is high in price the cojrnitftliw will
?pve n good help to carry tho stock
.'ccessfully through winter. The
ct that tho stalks can be stacked
opeily out in Ihe fields without
king up barn or shed room should
dp to make them more popular for
inter food than they are at present,
.good deal of their value depends
ion thc way they aro cured and pre
It is best to stack the stalks as soon
possible in Ihe fall after the corn
is been cut aud the cars taken off. If
Lowed to stand in the field then
(rei ends get water-soaked and this
oil? them for all use, either in put
lg them away in the barn or stack
g them under sheds. Just as soon
Hie husking is over, tho stalk?
ould be stacked on a sunny day,
d not light after a rain when the*;
e wet. Let the stack be well built,
d thc rains and snows ?f winter
ll do no damage to the stalks ex
pt a few outside aud on th10 bottom.
When Ihe stack is properly put un
arly all tho butts will be outside,
d tho curing process will conliuuo
thout injury to the fiuer portions.
good, dry place should bo chosen
thc field, where water will not col
:t. Begin the stack by setting one
ndlo on end, and around this, and
miug against it, set the other?, con
ming so until the base of the stack
about fifteen feet across. The out
le rows of bundles will slant toward
fe centre, and the stacker takes his
sition in the middle nnd lays a new
urse with a few bundles laid on top
each .other. Each course should bo
ide with the ahnrnpsr?y>n?.>hlft watch
the outside, because corn stalks
ll not mat together on tho outside
:e hay and keep the rain from reach
^ the iuside. Thus it is necessary
give such a pitch to all the stalks
at the rain which penetrates through
e outside row will be led off. The
iter will thus accumulate on the
tts where the sun can soonest dry
When the top of tho stack is only
tr feet across it is time to put on
a top. Take an eight-foot rail
arpened nt one end, and plunge it
If its length iuto tho centre of the
ick. Set up bundles around this
il or stick, and tie them securely to
with stout twine or wire. If there
danger from high windsrun another
;co of twine around the stack half
,y down, nnd anchor the whole stack
wu to pegs driven in tho ground,
this way stacks of cornstalks will
other the roughest wind storms,
d will be well preserved for food
til spring.?James ft. Wilson, iu
A Practical Water Heater.
There is no question about the ad
lability of taking the chill off tho
,ter that il given to cattle in tho
uter. Tho problem is to secure a
EAU ARRANGEMENT ^OR WARM INO
WATER FOR CATTLE.
ictioal cheap way of warming the
ter. The illustration shows how
I may be done. Tho trough is
sed as shown, and a ciroular opeu
| cut in the bottom. A thick body
white lead is spread about this
ming and a sheet of galvanized
n is then tacked firmly down upon
s lead as shown. Under this is
de a box and in it is placod a small
stove. Have two small holes in
j door and in the rear wall of the
ic near the top. With tho cover
TO, a Avhole troughful of icy-cold
ter can soon be brought to p, toni
?ature where it will be safe for stock
drink it, and thal, too, at almost
trouble at all, and at hardly moro
tn n cent's expense.?American
bracks iu the walls usually mean
\. hen to lay in winter must have
rm, dry quarters.
l'urkcy feathers should be assorted
to sizes and kinds,
[n raising eggs for market only,
les aro unnecessary.
Moro failures follow from over
ding than from stinting.
Diversify the poultry interest,
ese pr,y as well as ducks.
Spirits of turpentine is aa excelleut
nedy and preventive of gapes.
rhe moro ample the range the
althier and thriftier the fowls. .
rhe market fowl should be fed with
ecial reference to market qualities.
Variety of -food is essential to* the
ll being and productiveness of
[n cold poultry houses the food iu
iad cf going into eggs goes to main
u animal heat.
[n feeding for growth it is very
lential to feed regularly if the best j
inlts arc secured.
The only way to kill contagion js to j
I the very sick birds and isolate
ose that are not so bad.
It is sometimes difficult to make a
u sit, but with tho incubator hatch
aj may begin at any time.
Generally fowls that feather early
d mature are good egg producers,
od sitters and good mothers.
For ogg production in winter the
rly hatched pullets and early monlt
g two-year-old hens are the best.
As*with early broilers earliness is
lite an item it will be best to secure
e incubator in good season in order
start up whenever it is considered
Ducks and geese should always
,ve separate quarters from the rest
the poultry, and during the winter
ey should have a good bed of straw
roost upon, changing sufficiently
ten to prevent foulness.
It is no wonder the humorist feels
tterly toward the cooking schools,
lien these have all but eliminated
e woman who thinks sponge cake hi
ade of sponges, -Detroit Journal, ^
The "Ivory" is a favorite shaving soap because it
makes a profuse rich lather, which softens the beard to
be removed and leaves the skin unharmed.
It costs about one-fifth as much as tile so-caHed
shaving soaps and many who have used it for this
purpose for years, will not have any other.
The,vegetable oils of wrhfch Ivory Soap is made, fit it for many speci?.l uses
for which other soaps are unsafe or unsatisfactory.
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The culture of the pistache nut I
Jkely to prove of very conslderahl
.alue in California, Arizona and Ne1
VIexico. With the exception of til
lime-consumed product cf a few is:
ated trees, the entire quantity mi
lsed in this country is imported an
ts use is limited almost exclusively t
ce cream and confection flavoring
ays the Scientific American.
Along the Mediterranean, where th
hoicest walnuts and almonds nr
alsed, the pistache is considered th
ery best of all nuts for table usc. I
s very nutritious and fattening and o
i delicious flavor ?f its own, an
hould soon come to be a leading arti
le of its kind in-cur markets. Mi
bringle, who has been investIgatin;
oreign plants and fruits, perfected ar
angements by which some cholc
;rafts will reach this country nox
While able to withstand considera
ile frost in winter, the date palm mus
lave a very dry and exceedingly ho
limate at the time of the ripening o
he dates. The sandiest and, generall;
peaking, the poorest soils produce th
est dates; while it will yield in an;
oil, lt takes most kindly to otherwis
!mo6t worthless land, even tha
/hich is white with alkali suiting it
itill, an abundance of water is at cer
ain periods of its maturing quite nee
ssary. Arizona is thought to he j
ood field for date-growing.
An Inexhaustible Subject.
From the San Francisco Wave: Di
-owls James, one of the leaders of th
ireenacre Chautauqua in Maine, be
ides being a scholar is a good deal a
wit. Meeting a friend who was at
anding thc recent summer session o
he famous institution, he asked hov
e was enjoying himself. "Excellent
r, until yesterday,'' was the reply
when I heard Prof. X." "Didn't h
?cture well?" asked the doctor. "No
t all," answered his friend, "he sim
ly told us what we didn't know.'
Ah!" queried the doctor, 'then he i
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