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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1897.
A NOVEL. SHOW. It a. Dnrfcy and o. Mule Piny the Leading: Parts. s Copyright, 1SS7. George Washington Oakes is the im posing name of a Richmond, Va., dar ky who has recently started on a tour of the towns and villages of the south with one of the most novel and prepos terous shows ever taken on the road. The actors are three in number, Oakes playing the leading role, a mule with sledge-hammer hoofs taking what may be described as the heavy villain's part, and a diminutive colored boy acting as prompter and stage shifter. The whole exhibition consists of a single scene between the mule and the leading man. Oakes braces himself be hind that section of the mule which an architect would term his "rear ex tension," and awaits the kick which liihal has been trained to launch at his owner's shins. The mule is a terriflo kicker, and the smashing hit Jie delivers would completely demoral ize 'an ordinary man and send bin to meditate over his sins in the neii t hospital , ward. Not so with Oa!:es, however. Either because nature has provided him with shin bones of chilled pteel. or ecause he has discovered some ONE MAJST DO ESN T trick to prevent the mule's hoofs from striking fairly, he never fiinclJes or seems to be one whit the worse for the terrible concussion of those iron-shod, feet. After thus showing the spectators that he cares no more for the heels of a mule than for the push of a baby's 4 pudgy fist, Oakes passes the hat; and the novelty of the entertainment never jfails to bring in a shower of coin. ; Oakes has always refused to divulge fche secret of his phenomenal powers of resistance. That he is not. provided with any great amount of padding at the point where the mule's heels land, he has shown by baring his shins when4 as frequently happens, some spectator bete money that he will not dare to re peat the performance with his trousers rolled up. On such occasions Oakes has tvctually allowed the mule to 'kick his bare shins, still with noserious results.' "Ter tell der truf," said Oakes, when ing a little speech after a recent performance: "Ah dunno tow 'tis ah' tbe hearts of the people would be good, kin stan' it mahsef. Guiss ah mus;', That would mean plenty to eat and ben born wid stone boDes. 'Pon mah ther6 wouij be no moro war word, gemmen, ah don't seem ter feel j A few moons ago a young north it at all." .1 crn Cheyenne warrior came to us. He Ana uajces" appearance both, during! : the performance and after seems to j bear out his statement. SPAIN'S BOY SOLDIERS. jj They Constitute tbe Greater Part ot Her Array la Ccba. j : ipyns,,..- One reason why Spam makes slow! prugress wua iue war in iuua 10 ine. youth of the soldiers she sends there,' and their lack of experience. ' In fact, the war is one waged by boys against men. Anyone who sees a squad of recruits brought into a Spanish gar rison town will be astonished at their youith. In our own civil war a good, many boys and very young men enlisted, but in the commands they were mixed with men of all ages. In the Spanish army the recruits are all young. The wars In Cuba and the Piulippines have been going on so long that there is a constant drain on the country for fresh soldiers, The result Is that the boys of poor parents, who cannot buy (heir aons oft, are rushed into the army as loan as they are biff enough to carry a grin. , A WfiiOle company of them Bome-. .times looks as if there wasn't a boy as Old as 18 In the lot. Some cf the recruit do not seem more than 14, but probably few axe taken quite ao young as that; v, Tt U a pretty serious matter for them; tc be drafted at the oge when Amer-, enn boys are etill in the grammar, school, drilled hastily few weeks at Cadiz, Barcelona, or Cctrunna, and then sent across the eea to Cuba, where the Climate kills ten for every one that falls, labile. - officers wSio drill Spain's boy sol-' flsrs are splendid looking big fellows, pjjfl as fine soldiers as any in the world, but thsy don't often go to Cuba them selves. Of course there are, too, a Test many thousand older and ,more experienced "troops, but these are kept Bt home to guard against rebellions in Spain itself. It is hardly to be won flered at that Gen. Weyler didn't suc ceed in conquering Cuba with a lot of homesick boy soldiers, only half trained, end Jt isn't likely that Gent Blanco will succeed much better. . "When the boys are gathered at a gar rison town for training, they shamble along in their heavy farm shoes for all the world like a "gong" of urchins ready for a snowball fight. They are taken into barracks and drilled for a Very short time, then packed on board troop ships for Cuba. The troop ships Bra preitty slow, and it takes, as a rule, ebont two weeks to cross the sea. As most of the new levies cross in the au tumn when the Atlantio is very stormy, they have, a dismal time of it, nearly cJJ seasick and crowded into narrow quarters. x ,. When they get to Cuba, the drilling goes on diligently; and by and by the bpys grow bigger and s-tronger, and those who don't die become efficient sol7 diers. Whole regiments ffo out ia, which there is notasingle bearded face. But those who escape the fever and the bullets and fche poor food go back after awhile, dashing young fellows with the air-of veterans. War ages people rapidly. s GHOST DANCE OF INDIANS. Chief Little Wound Explains Ita Slsnlllcaooe. Indian logic has always been difficult to overcome by the whites who have to deaf with the government wards, but the most embarrassing position 1 was ever in, said Dr. McGillicuddy, a form er agent at the PiDe Ridge agency, was when we representatives of the govern ment sought to treat wit- the Indians in their religious uprising at Pine Ridge in 1890. The story of the outbreak ha never been told with such clearness as at one of our conferences. There were assembled at Pine Ridge agency, in December. 1S00, a few day prior to the famous Wounded Knee battle, several government officers and the Kiyaksa war chief. Little Wound, now leading chief of the Sioux nation. Little Wound was asked if he blamed the agent for the coming of the soldier to stop the ghost dance. He answered no, and then said: in -CD A KICK. "My friends, over 60 winters have passed over my head. I am too old to dance. Now that you have asked me about things I will tell you. The holy men have for many years been telling us that ages and ages ago you white people became very wicked; yon lost the right road and denied your Great Spirit. He finally took pity on you and sent His son from the happy hunting grounds to save you and bring you back aDd show you the way to live. He was called the Messiah. We are told that He lived with you over 80 years and worked hard to save you from your wickedness. But you had lost your ears; your brains were in a whirl .and you would not think right. You threw Him away from you, and finally nailed1 Him up on a great wooden cross, stuck a spear in his side and killed Him, and He returned to the happy hunting grounds with a tired heart. It was-told at the time that He wonld come auain some time, and that when He did come sa,id heha3 ome afterman v days' lour- i ucy, iiuLix me ur west; xnat near a ! great lake shore he had met the Mes- ihair and beard, blue eyes and a good tongue. He said he had again been Eent by the Great Spirit; that all tbe (people would be happy fcreat Spirit had taken now, for the Spirit had taken pity on the world; there would be no more war; tbe buffalo would come back, and we would be persecuted no more, but would oil lire together, and when the green grass came in the spring he w-ould visit the different tribes of men and teach them how to live. Buthesaid that many people had denied him and at last killed him. Now he had arranged certain signs and a dance by which, when he should come to a tribe, he would know whether they would receive him. Those signs he taught to the Cheyenne and told him to teach to the people. "Now, whether this old story of the holy men and what the Cheyenne told us is true T do not know; but I got my j-our, men totrether and told them "that if it was o good thinsr we should ihave it, but If it was not it would1 fall if o the ground of itself; end I told them to learrl this dance, so that if the Met- , tiah does tone be will not pass us by. My friend:, this is all we know about ine iviessian ana tne gnostaance. ; After a few moments the old chief turned to me and said: "You lived with us many years. We trust you. Will you tell me if this that has been told us about the Messiah is true that He will come, and by His coming will bring back the buffalo, make us a strong peo ple to live on the land the Great Spirit lias given us? What is the white man afraid cf? Why has he brought the sol ders here to deprive us of the dance? After robbing us of our gameand lands, does he now want to rob us of our Great Spirit and our religion?" A few days later came the battle of Wounded Knee, resulting in the death of two officers and S5 men of the regular army and 145 Indians. Two days sub sequent the Erule Sioux, under the lead ership of Little Wound, surrounded Gen. Forsythe and? the Seventh cavalry in the canyon of White Clay and held them until they were rescued by the Ninth cavalry, under Col. Guy V. Henry. The "second coming" had again been deferred. N. Y. Times. Fortanote Girl. "Charlie and I took a ride yesterday in a driving storm," snid Miss Bunting to her friend. Miss Dimling. "How fortunate you are!" Fortunate?" - -- "Yes, fortunate. If the storm was driving, of course Charlie had both his hands at liberty.- N. Y. World. Krare as a Lion. She I see the colonel is married again. He Indeed! I thought his fighting days were over.-ryonkersStateman, . r NOT HER BUSINESS. Inducement Held Out ly tue Land-, lady to Applicants. "There's one thing about your com ing here, to room and board," said Mrs. Prunes to a gentleman and lady who had been looking at her rooms ami now said that they would "decide later" about talcing them. "And that one thing is that you'll never be an noyed by me or any of my boarders prying into your affairs. That's one thing I never do. I consider that my boarders hatve as much right to keep their own affairs private as I' have to keep mine, and P never take offense no matter how secret they are. Now 1' know.landhrndladies who would be aw fully offended if any of their boarders; kept their burean drawers locked tight all the time, as f hat Mr. Jones does who has my second floor rear room. He not only locks every drawer; but keeps his trunks, locked and strapped all the time. Of course it looks a little suspicious, but it's his affair and not mine, and so long as he pays reg'lar and conducts himself as a gentleman I ain't any call to meddle with his affairs. And I know plenty of people who ta!ke roomers who'd take offense if one of their room ers should be out night after night until 12 or sometimes as late as 17 minutes after one, as Mr. Bloomer, who has my third floor front, is, and, one night it Was nine minutes after two when he came in. But if he ain't inclined to make explanations it ain't my bizness to ask questions, and there ain't a thing in his room to show that he ain't all right. But it is kind o mysterious about him being out that way, and I wouldn't want you to mention it if you come here, but he is amarried man, with a wife and three children in the Bouth, and yet he gets a sight of let ters in women's handwriting, and one day a letter came in an envelope so thin that when I held it up to the light I saw as plainly as anything 'Yours faithfully, Helen,' and his wife's name is Lucy; so it couldn't have been from her, arid he burned the letter, I know, because I went up tchis room, as soon as he'd gone out after getting the let ter and I fished out a scrap of blue paper from the ashes in his stove, and the letter was of blue paper, and 1 wouldn't haveyou say anything about it, but I'd be a little slow if I were you about get ting intimate with that Miss Racer, who has' the room next to the one you think of taking. Of course it may be all right, and I shan't try to pry into her affairs anyway. I never do that with any of my boarders, but that Miss Racer has as many as five gentlemen callers a week sometimes. Of course she sees all of them in the parlor, and I'll own up that I've never seen any thing wrong-, although I've several times got "behind a portyaire and listened, as I felt it my duty to do, her being under my roof and me being kind o responsible for her, but as for pryin' and peekin' round out o' mere curiosity, it's something, I thank the Lord, I'm above, and I what? You don't think you want the room? Well, you'll look long and far before you find a place where you'd be free from any spying on your actions a3 you'd be here. All my roomers and boarders can say that!" N. Y. World. THE SALT HABIT. It la Often Very Harmful to the Sys tem. The use of salt, as a condiment is so general and so universally believed in as necessary that we rarely hear a word against its excessive use, but there are a multitude of persons who eat far too much salt eat it on everything, on" meat, flsh, potatoes, melons, in butter, on tomatoes, turnips and squash, in bread and on. a host of foods too numer ous to mention. To so great an extent is it used that no food is relished which has not a salty taste, and this hides more or less the real taste, which is often very delicate. Now, the amount of salt required in the system is com paratively small, and if the diet has been rightly compounded very little is necessary. Some go so far as to discard its use altogether, but whether this is wise or not we will not here consider. What are some of the evils of the exces sive use of salt? They are to paralyze the nerves of taste, or to pervert them so they cannot enjoy anything which has not a salty flavor, and in addition there is a direct tax on both the skin and the kidneys in removing it from the blood. Whether the skin Js Harmed by this tax we do not know. Possibly jt is not great ly injured, yet we know that few people possess a healthy skin; but it is now pretty well settled that an excessive use of salt does overtax the kidneys in its removal, and that the great number of cases of derangement and disease of these organs is due to this use. It takes only a little time to learn to enjoy many kind3 of food without salt, and we ad vise our readers and others to look into this matter and to try and diminish the use of this condiment so far as possible. We believe they will 'be better for it. Journal of Hygiene. ' Monhmnllow Cakei. When making cookies roll out some of' the dough thin and cut with r diamond-shaped cutter in size about four inches between its long opposite points Place a marshmallow in the center and fold the two opposite long points over it and press them together. In baking, the jnarshmallows swell and round the joined dough, which will be left like the handle of a tiny flat basket when the cooling marshmallow con tracts. Leisure Hours. Meditation of a. Flatterer. I love to say nice things to Grace, To praise her hair and eyes, To rhapsodize Upon the contour of her face. Because when I Thus laud her to the sky She's always free With honeyed Tkords for me. I call her beauty's queen, and then EQie tells me I should be a king of men- Oh, Grace, 'tis sweet to flatter thee, Because it all rebounds on me. Cleveland Leads, CASTOIIIA. Tks fss- Is oa Trper. 1 Road Improvement 9 MiaiaiiMllalMIW,alaiallHiiaiiiaiHliilliaiiliaimiia POOR STONE ROADS. Few "Macadam" Koadwayi Are Be ins Ilnllt Properly. Interest in tbe movement for better highways shows itself most strongly in the growing custom of using, crushed stone for road improvement. The stone crusher companies have evidently been doing an excellent business, for both in the cities and in the country do we find that stone" has been used as road ma terial. It is greatly to be deplored, however, that while so much excellent materiel is being employed, the methods adopted are o very faulty. In too many cases the men having the work in charge are content simply to deposit the stone upon the highway, frequently! throwing jt right into a muddy spot, and doing nothing farther after the ma terial has been'put in place and spread. In many of the towns and cities where a road roller can be afforded theofficials undertake to finish their work by plac ing a layer of gravel on top of the stone, and then rolling it until the entire material has been packed and hardened. i All of these attempt at building mac adam roads are failures, when regarded from the standpoint of intelligent and scientific road construction. The val uable feature of a stone or macadam road is its absolute compactness,- an,4 FRENCH MACADAM ROAU (Located Between Fontalnebleau and Sens.) the principal aim in building a read by the use of crushed stone should be to thoroughly pack and firmly unite every part of the material used. The only way to accomplish this is to roll every layer of dirt, stone, gravel or other" ma terial separately. Before any of the stone is deposited, the subsoil shouU be thoroughly hardened by rolling with a heavy roller. A layer of stone, if it fa to properly pack and form a hard road bed, must have, above all, a solid fenn datiorj. Stone deposited oipon ltfose gravel, on soft .ground, or in a bert of mud can never be successfully packed, either with a roller or by travel. 3o,too,if it islntendedtoplace a layer of gravel, or smaller crushed stone, or screenings on tbe surface, the layer of crushed stone beneath should first be thoroughly hardened and packed. It Is a mistake to suppose that the two can be packed and rolled together. Material, to be thus compacted, must be uniform in charaoter and size, and, while the angular pieces of stone will shift about under the weight of the roller until they are all firmly wedged in place, round particles of gravel, or smaller pieces, loose dirt or sand, when mixed with these angular pieces, will prevent their being thus crowded together and compacted. The above explanations are the re sult of a careful study of the instruc tions issued by the state highway commissions of Massachusetts, Cali fornia, New Ji 5ey and Connecticut, and Indicate the principles followed in those states in the construction of roads by state aid. The same principles are laid down in treatises upon maca dam roads as built in Pennsylvania, Alabama, New York, North Carolina and Ontario, and they constitute the fundamental rules laid down by ex perienced road engineers all over the world. The building of macadam roads of fers opportunities for manifold mis takes and for an enormous waste of public funds. If ever it be true that what is worth doing at all is worth do ing well it is emphatically true in the building of stone roads. A macadam road, when, once properly constructed, needs little repairing and lasts for gen erations, as has been.indisputably and repeatedly proven in England and on tbe European continent. A stone road, poorly uilt, for want of successful rolling, even with excellent material, Is but a poor highway at best. Many so-called macadam roads, recently built by inexperienced men or without the proper use of good road rollers, are con tinually going to pieces by the wearing of ruts and the subsequent combined action of water and travel. Every good macadam road testifies to the value of durable highways, while every stone road improperly built throws a shadow of doubt upon the movement for better highways. Those who believe in good roads cannot afford to have their work thus? discredited. OTTO CORNER. Sensible and frectlve. The executive committee of the united wheelmen of Montgomery county, O., drew up a simple but practical, com plete and inexpensive plan of road im provement, setting forth the needs of tbe county roads, the methods best adapted (to keep them in repair, and the estimated expense, and petitioned the oard of county commissionersto adopt Vt, and pledged canclfidates to it prior to the election. Good Season for Affltatlon. The coming six monrt.hs will afford a splendid opportunity to agitate forbet ter highways, develop popular senti ment and force it upon legislatures. . Put a good coat of manure on the truck patch and plow it this fall. If this is done it will be in condition to work in the spring and will not be neg jtectedjoma press of otherwork. SOMfi RECENT INVENTIONS. A New York man has patented a rail way car which has hinged and trussed Bides and roof which cau.be set out from the car frame to enlarge it, so it can be used for a church or theater, a num ber of chains and gears being attached to a central shaft which is turned by a. rrahk to open and close the car. Strings are done away with in a. new shoe fastening, which has a 6eriea uf clip3 slidably attached to the edges of; the shoe upper and fastened to a tongne which is pulled upward to draw the clips along and bring the edges together, the; reverse motion sliding all the clips down toward the toe and releasing the foot. ! A Scotchman has patented an ap paratus for automatically closing bulk head doors on ships to prevent their, sinking after a collision, a cylinder be ing placed at b.ch doorway to operate a piston, which draws the door shut,' the fluid which operates the piston be ing forced into the cylinder by turning, arii electric switch, which opens the Steam valve and starts the pump. - In a new monkey wrench a series of teeth are formed inside the handle to: engage teeth on the sliding member, which carries the adjustible jaw, a lever being used to throw the two sets of teeth into connection after the jaws are Bet. This wrnch can be instantly al tered for large or small nuts without screwing the Jaw into position. Burglar-proof doors which are to be used for express and mail cars are mount ed on a track inside the car and attached to the outside door, so that when the latter is pushed open the steel door elides into position. The door forms two sides of a triangle, giving a view both up and down the track, and has slots in it to admit a gun or revolver. In a new river dredging machine a rail is set on each side of the stream or in its bed on opposite sides of the channel to be excavated to support a truss which parries an endless chain of buckets re volved by an engine, to excavate the earth and deposit on the bank or in scows, the truss being raised or lowered to the proper position to reach the dirt. WIT BY THE TOTS. ! Little Bessie enltered the parlor one morning and' her quick eye discovered that 'the slip coverings had been re moved from the furniture. "Oh, look, mamma!" she exclaimed, "tl ? chairs have tooked their nightgowns off!" "Willie, you'll be sick," said hisnnouh er, as he handed up has plate for more of the fowl; "this is the third-time you have been helped." "I know it, mam ma," replied the little five-year-old "but that turkey pecked at me once, and Fm getting1 even." Little four-year-old Maggie's father had the mumps, when one of her little playmates came in to visit her. "Why, Maggie!" exclaimed the little miss, "what's the matter with your papa's face?" "Tain't jist no matter 'tall," replied Maggie. "He's only dot the mug wumps lin his jawses." "Tommie," said a mother to her-six-year-old hopeful, "you mmst not inter rupt me when- I am talking to the la dies; it isn't good manners. You must Wait till we get through, and then you can talk." "But, mamma," retorted the youthful observer, "you never get through, and' my rtalk won't keep." "Come, Mamie," said her mamma, "it's time for you to goto bed." "But I don't want to go to .bed," replied the little lady. "But you must," said (mam ma, "Don't you know that all the little chickens have gone to bed long ago?" "Yes," ehe answered, "but the old hen went to bed with them.". Little Charlie and his twin brother Eddie were saying their prayers the other evening just before retiring. After they had finished . Charlie ex claimed: "Mamma, I don't want Ed die to say hisiprayers when I do!" "Why not, Charlie?" asked his mother. 'Be cause," he replied, "how do you 'spect God' can hear us both -at the same time?" Chicago News. MISCELLANEOUS. ITEMS. Under a new regulation at the Enoch Flatt free library in Baltimore holders of cards must have a second card, called a student's card, issued to them. On the student's card no works of fiction nor juvenile works will be issued, the pur pose being to encourage the reading of solid books. The lieutenant-governor of Ohio gets $S00 a year, the lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania gets $5,500, Their duties are not dissimilar' and the vote of the two states is very nearly the same that is, the vote of Ohio is a little above 1,000, 000, and the vote of Pennsylvania is a little below 1,200,000. An English wrirter describes how sham antiquities are made. A Pompeiian tile selling for two dollars 13 evolved from a patent medicine bottle costing less than a penny, and steel files are melted and hammered into Venetian daggers. The final operation is to sprinkle them with nitric acid to give them an aneierat ap pearance. . The most curious use to which paper Is to be put is that suggested by the blot ting paper towel. It is a new style of bath towel, consisting of a full suit of heavy blotting paper. A person upon stepping out of his morning bath, has only to array himself in one of these suits, andin a second he will be dry. ARROW POINTS! The most disagreeable thing a jout taking a trip is getting rested after wards. We always have to work so hard to catch up after taking a vacation that we dread going. Nearly every family takes soma peculiar newspaper that none of tho neighbors take. We don't mind telling a stery once in awhile if the other fellow doesn't In sist on telling a larger one. The people who object most to read ing fiction, are generally the ones who know the very least about it. Washing- Vtea-(fe-lB5SJ?crat. -- ILLINOIS MONUMENT. pon to Be Erected by the Stat. t OB Missionary Kid ire. I At a meeting- of the Illions-Chatta-nooga commission held at the Leland hotel in Spring-field, the design submit ted by Robert A. Bullard, an architect bf Springfield, 111., was adopted for a monument to be erected by the state of Illinois on Missionary Ridge, on the site pf Bragg's headquarters. The monument is to be of Barre (Yt.) granite and stajidiud bronze. The di mensdons are approximately 80 feet high by 25 feet at the base. Rising f roia: MISSION RIDGE MONUMENT. (To Be Erected Soon by-the State of ira nols.) the third base and on the corners of th 1 die are four pedestals upon which wi 1 be placed as many bronze fig ures rej -, resenting the four branches of the sen -ice cavalry, infantry, artillery and engineers. On the third base the word "Illinois" in polished letters two feet high will appear on the front side; on the other three sides on standard bronze or polished granite panels the inscrip tion giving names and records of the Illinois regiments that participated in the assault of Missionary Ridge will be placed. The main die, which is rock faced granite, is surmounted by a cut cap, above whichUs an octagon second die, bearing the state coat of arms in standard bronze. The die is crowned with a molded cap, which is surmounted by a rock-faced round plinth or third . die; above the cap is the round plinth proper of the main: column; around this plinth are artistically arranged four United States and regimental battle flags, grouped with other military de signs in standard bronze. The column proper is four feet six inches in diam eter, in four sections with . bronze wreath of oakrand laurel concealing- the joints, and adding materially to its ornate and artistio appearance. This column is crowned with a capital, tho foliage and decoration of which is in bronze. The crowning figure is that of a woman with an olive branch) ini her left hand, while the right is lifted as i a benediction. The estimated cost of tl e monument is $18,000. A HINT TO PRINCES. "I think," said the caliph of Bagdad, "that I shall make a tour of my do minions. In what way can I best in sure a cordial greeting from my peo ple?" ' "Travel incognito," said the grand vizier, making a profound salaam. ST. Y. World. Not Hard to Do. "Do you think I can see through you, sir?" indignantly asked the small man of the tall fellow who had crowded in front of; him as the procession came along. "Certainly," responded the tall man. "Don't you observe that I'm bew legged?" Chicago Tribune. A Turf Item. Dumbleton I notice that Stirrup, tho popular jockey, has gone insane. Flasher Yes; but he finds congenial employment right along. Dumbleton Don't say! In what way ? Plasher Thinking up names for rac ing horses. Kichmond Dispatch. They Will De Welcome. Spykes I see by the papers that elec tricity has been, applied successfully to the forcing of early small fruits. Spokes Then I suppose that succeed-, ing years will see ohm-grown straw berries on the market earlier thaai usual. J udsre. 5ho fat- iloi !i n ' ery . OS - 1 Boo Am!: THE MODERN OLEANER WILL NOT WEAR OUT ANY SURFACE All Grocer. TREATMENT FOR BLIGHT. Extermination of the Genu la tb Only Direct Remedy. The following on treatment for pear blight is incorporated in the report ol Ithe New Jersey State Horticultural so ciety: First, aim to put the tree in (condition to render it the least Uablet to attack. This means to so mannrtj and cultivate that the tree will not ferow rapidly. Thus the more a tree. fed the worse it will fare when afo tacked by the blight. Trees that are highly fertilized with nitrogenous manures are especially liable to blight. In short, overstimulation with manure is to ,be avoided. Good tillage in the same way, while it makes a tree bear. I also tends to increase' the susceptibility p Diigni. Anyining xnai retards tine o.wth .is beneficial so far as the dis-i Wse is concerned. The orchardist must stimulate by manures and . cultivate sufficiently to give a good crop and: shun that which will do more. Soil and situation will determine largely? whether sod or cultivated may be bed to resist the blight. -' The second method is the extermina-' tion of the blight germs, which seem to be the only direct remedy. This i done by cutting out 'and burning all blighted portions of the trees. Every! tree of the pome family, including thai apple, pear, quince, crab, mountain ash,' service berry and hawthorn, should ba treated in the same manner. Particu lar attention should be paid to theac-' tive blight of late autumn, cutting it out and burning the branches- before spring arrives. It is important' to 'cut, out the blight whenever seen, but 'all eho'nld be removed before the next growing season begins.. . . To put the treatment in sma4l com pass, all blight should be ntmoved es soon as seen while the trees are grow ing. A thorough inspection needs to be-, made in the late fall for any branches showing blight. After those are cut out a sharp outlook should be kept for the disease in the orchard the next spring. In connection with pruning and burning, the trees should not be stimulated beyond what is required for a fair growth of wood and the pro duction of a profitable crop. A nald with No Appetite. Rebecca Dainty was a -maid whose sum mers no one knew. Though she for fifteen yeefs had said tht she was thirty-two; . And though she never felt real smart, folks called her rather brisrht. And, While she had a good, kind heart, she ' had no appetite. . She always came to breakfast late; and , ne'er forgot her slgSi: First she would pass her little plate and try a piece of pie. Next she would cast her eyes around the table, left and right, . ' To see if something could be. found ;to tempt her appetite. ; If on the table buns were found, to eat some she would try, ' - - . And then of lamb chops spoil a pound? ncr pass the codfish by. s A piece or two of hot cornbread was always her delight, ' . Although, poor thing, she always, said she had no appetite. She next would try a chicken's leg and then- a piece of wing; Next she would eat a soft-boiled egg and then most anything. ' She always wanted something light when first she started In, -But how she coaxed her appetite vould make an ostrich grin. Thomas F. Porter,' In N. T. Sun. CASTOR I A For Infants and Children. i-M fao- ism Ugaatnra e: IIIIIHIMIINILg Wc'ie rvU -3 one shape E r T. 1 tnann- W - facturcrs 55; S" same shape S3 J doesn't suit ISJ k all men. . . 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