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A Twentietb Century Romanca 7 EiriE MEEEIMAir. , fa- COopjrricht, MM, br American Prase Aaoeia v UoaJ (Continued from lnt week ) CHAPTER IV. Miss Letty Mays Everett had read many charming roinaiicesof that period of the world's existence when man was physically if not mentally and morally woman's superior. They bad made a strong impression . on her mind. She told herself that it would be quite possi ble .to propose to such a man as that some one who could fight for her, woik for her or die for her if necessary. She could not quite understand how any man could be so venturesome as to make the ptoposal himself, as in the romances be was represented as doing, unless be were quite devoid of the finer sensibili ties. So she constructed her ideal hero on a plan quite as impossible as such personages are usually constructed. He was nineteenth century in all that had appealed to her imagination and twen tieth century in everything else. The romances that Letty enjoyed so much were considered quite too improb able by the scholars of her day to be classed with the healthful literature. They were piled side by side in the pub lic libraries with rusty mythologies and with histories of the earlier centuries, where the dust settled thickly upon them. They were owned by a very few, who were not even so much as envied their possession. Many of the volumes which Letty had read bad been banded down since the days of her grandmoth er's father, Letty 's friends strongly disapproved of her reading such stuff. They said she might have been quite a sensible woman bad it not been for her books. They also disapproved of her frequent visits to the old woman, the "Livefoi ever," as she was called. They knew that Letty went to her simply to hear the stories she bad to tell of the days before the revolution of the sexes. No one clue believed so implicitly in the stories of men as the old .woman told them, and every one thought Letty might better spend her time in trying to solve the problems of the day as they were presented before her. - Something it might have been the reading; it might have been an inherit ance from an oversentimental grand mother, whose heart had been divided between her husband and ber sleeping lover something had made Letty very different from the women of ber day. She wanted a husband who would be a companion, not a pretty little fellow whom she could caress and indulge and dress prettily and boast of when at her club with other women. It seemed to her that it ought not to be unreasonable to expect a man to be as intelligent as herself. . Her friends were alarmed when they beard her make such statements. Tbey said that if her ideas obtained society would be overturned and the home life destroyed ; that men would become un sexed; that women would be crowded out of the labor market and could no longer support themselves and their families; that, in fact, tbey could not take time to have families, for wages would be so low that they would be obliged to work throughout the year. Some of the objectors went so far as to teach that if men were allowed equal suffrage there wouldHbe a revival of the whisky trade which flourished in the nineteenth century, and that families could no longer be regulated as to num ber by a woman's ability to provide for ber children. The well read offered as proof of their arguments the historical fact that many charitable institutions had been organized during the days of man's supremacy to care for the chil dren who oame into the world when there were no means for their support, and that every county bad a place of detention called a jail, where tbey were cared for who should never have been born, but wbo had grown to manhood as best they could in a world where they were worse than parasites. There were few intelligent women in the twentieth century who could be made to believe that men were capable of exercising the moral self control suggested by Malthas as a needful check to meet the growing danger of overpopulation, and for that Teasou more than for any other the doc trine cf man's suffrage made little head way. It might have died had it not been for Miss Letty's curious desire to find a husband who should also be a compauion, and for her belief, formed from much thought on the subject, that only in perfect equality could be found the relation which' the Omnipotent meant should exist between the sexes. "Such talk is wild," said ber fiends. "There cuu be no such thing as perfect equality between the sexes. The world U used to the existing order of things; we are comfortable; men are happy or ought to be, for we do everything to wake them so lot well enough alone." Hut still Letty clung to her ideals, nd every year the number of men made dissatisfied by her glowiug representa tion if a future iu which they should taud ld by aid with women was slowly but steadily iu creating. It was nut difficult for Harold to find tL bona when Letty lived. How often ba bud been there in the good old days when Letty 'a grudiuother w lu hliu tha uioat attractive girl in the world! TU hou was small compared will) the mora modern struitun winch tow. trtd ltdti It; yt it, Ilk th Wlutbrop residence, bad ttxo considered fin In bis day. Now they wr locked upon a unsightly itulucea which should have tarn torn down loug ago slid would have Un bad it uot Nth lor an oettr lag Wr and xtttiiUBiital young wtioaa. When Harold u4 at t)gK be mw a wvu.au tiling on th rch in the my lt what hi old lov bad u (tfteli watlad for htlil. hit glucd up, aud lhlr r)r met. Thy were ltty UJ' -deep I ltt, atendfiitt, eH dr, N run fill. T( ittooib. and chin l.tttv'. Itoii but I.attv small and sylpblike, while this lady was tall and magnificently proportioned, like most of the women he had seen since awakening. Letty 's face had been as dimpled and full of wonder as a ba by's: it bad indicated a spirit of loving dependence which Harold had thought charming. This woman's face was strong and resolute. She looked like one accustomed to being obeyed, not because she was a woman, but because ber com mands were reasonable. Harold had never liked such women. A feeling of antagonism arose in bis heart, which would have driven him past ber door had she been any one else, but she was the granddaughter of his old love, and sentiment and loneliness urged him to make ber acqnaintance. As be opened the gate Miss Everett came forward to meet bim. "Pardon me," she said, with a smiie, "but am I not speaking to Harold Win throp?" "That is my name," replied Harold, "and you are Miss Everett, 1 think." "I am Miss Everett, at your service. We know each other, so why should we not dispense with ceremony and consid er ourselves old acquaintances?" In her heart Miss Letty was thinking that this yonrg can had in reality vwy little regard for ceremony to seek her via ft H At he opened the gate Mim'Everett came forward to meet him. thus without having been encouraged, but she was too much a lady to wish to subject him to any humiliation and so chose to speak at if she were the trans gressor, not he. Had her words been spoken with the frankness of unrestrained girlhood or the shyness of maidenly modesty Harold, would have been charmed, but it was said exactly in the same way in which he bad meant to speak to her, and be was disgusted. And the words were ac companied by an expression which, Har old thought, would have made the pro fessional heart smasher among men quite green with envy. In his day Har old bad prided himself on being some thing of a lady killer himself, but a man killer was different! Harold remem bered the scene with Mary and wished be bad not come. To bis mind there was nothing more disagreeable than be ing made love to by a woman. Letty bad extended ber hand to assist Harold up the steps, as she would, have done bad bo been any other man, but when be, as she thought, quite rudely ignored her proffered assistance her as surance left ber to a certain extent, and she was in doubt as to the next best thing to do. She was extremely anxious to propitiate the handsome guest, who evidently felt himself aggrieved about something. Letty would have given considerable to know bow she had of fended, for her heart was stirred for the first time. She felt that at last she had seen a man wbo was worth the price of ber freedom. "Why," she thought, "he is quite as tall as myself, and be looks as if he might be a? strong. If he is as nearly equal in other respects, bow companion able he might be!" Letty would have been surprised could she have known that bis opinion of her was far less flattering. She was used to being made much of by the opposite sex and could count by scores the men whom, she was sure, would have been glad to accept the protection which she could give to one whom she loved. "I have no good excuse to offer for this intrusion," began Harold. "I beg, sir," interrupted the lady, "that yon will not mention it. I assure you that I feel most honored by your presence in my home." A period of silent awkwardness fol lowed, during which each was waiting for the other to be seated, for in tbat day it was considered a mark of impo liteness for the lady to seat herself while a gentleman remained standing. Har old finally recalled a portion of bis con versation with tbe old woman, who bad used this fact to prove tbat the existing state of affairs bad begun In his day and bad clinched her argument by remind ing him that without doubt be had known many men who declined to give op their seat in a railway or street car when lu J ie were standing. Harold settled matters by dropping into the proffered chair. lie had kept bis hat on, remembering that the old Judy bad said that twentieth century men always worn their hats In tha ptesenceof ludiea, II recalled tha objections wade by many men In bis day to removing their but when riding In an elevator with a lady, and ha wondered If that, too, could have been ronddered a sign of approach lug effeiutuacy of men and if It would nave madtf any diffureoo eould they have wb Into the future a hundred yar. ".Now," feu tnougtit, "I ready to make a tall, twentieth rntury fh ton!" llaroU had always prided htm elf on lit ability to adjtwt himw lf Id citratuaUnt. IU tuad some lawn qtivntiat remark about th weather, akd about the lattat op" leed If aatttfkd teal Ltty u qwtt du uM. " t wonder It all airt In bis day wtra It) aaautvd 'f thelf owa WtlMkUIHUI," the tfcuuht. To h pleated her ho should have b it thmiuiiiit without appearing to know that h . I intend i f trying tonier,ii bf b should hsve waitvd THK WEALTH MAKERS. to be entertained. Or if he were usui upon being entertaining be should have shown his ability to talk about some thing of interest instead of wearying her with weak remarks about tbe weath er and tbe latest opera. Tbe ideal of the perfect man which Letty had in mind was not worked out as to details, and it was not easy for her to say in which of tbe more common characteris tics she would have him different from the men of ber acquaintance. Of one thing she was sure, however, and that was that Harold should have blushed or in some other charming manner have shown bis appreciation of the fact that be bad overstepped the bounds of con ventionality, and that she was better than most women would be not to take advantage of the fact and be a little in tuiting. Letty believed that a pretty man had no business to have unattract ive manners. Wbat else were men good for but to make themselves attractive to women? She concluded tbat if all tbe men of bis day were like Harold Win tbrop she did not wonder that the war of the revolution between the sexes bad taken place. She decided to punish him for his brazen effrontery by treating him with no more respect than she would Lave accorded another vrcasn, as i tbes it happened that she and Harold were enabled to get on quite comfortably to gether. Their talk waa mostly of the differences which Harold noted in tbe city during the last hundred years, and he made himself very entertaining by describing tbe streets as be remembered them. It was not until be arose to leave that the difference in customs was touched upon. Then be precipitated the discussion by asking if he might not call again very soon. Letty looked embarrassed. It was not easy for her to tell this handsome young man that be was in danger of getting himself talked about most unpleasantly, but she bad almost resolved to ask bim to be her husband should she succeed in making him a little more conven tional, and she did not like the thought that he might become an object of un pleasant comment among other women. It seemed to ber tbat under the circum stances there was but one course for her to pursue. "My dear young man, "she said, with tender gravity, "don't you know tliut it will not do for you to call on woraeu in this way? You would be criticised most unkindly. Tell me instead when you will be at home tbat I may call upon you that is, if you will grant me that pleasure." "Grant you the infernal I beg your pardon, madam 1 I am not a profane man by nature, but such nonsense would wring an oath from tbe lips of the An gel Gabriel." ' "Such nonsense I" repeated Letty. 'Surely, my dear young man, you must have misunderstood" - "Did you not propose to call on me at my bouse?" interrrupte3 Harold, who in his disgust had quite forgotten that he was not living in the century in which be was born. "I did. Is it so distasteful to you" "Distasteful? Why, hang it all, don't you see tbat I could not permit yon to do a thing like that?" "I must admit, " replied Letty stiffly, "tbat I do not see. I should be pleased to bear your explanation." "Why, there 'd be no end of talk among the gossips, and if the fellows should get hold of it I'd be chaffed clean ont of my wits. My dear child, believe me, you mustn't think of doing such a thing." ' (To be continued,) Headache badfGet Dr. Miles' Pain PMs. There is a very little difference in (he amount of care or food required in growing a steer or hog, no matter what the quality. It is evident then that it pays to raise the kind that sells the quickest and brings the best price. While it is true that calves should be well-fed they shiould not be over fed the fir.t week of their lives. One writor thinks that more calves are injured by being fed too much than too little during the first week, and we think be is right HwiMehulit Hlpt. Dry the tin dishes before putting away. A few drops of salad oil on tar stains will remove them. , Add a pinch of salt to the whites of eggs to make thom beat up quickly. Vinegar will remove the disagree able odor of kerosene from tinware. Preserved ginger is being fashion ably haudd around with the ice course. Vinegar and salt will clean the black crust oil hett-iron frying pans, but they should be thoroughly scoured afterward with sand soap or any good scouring n.:up. There, U a coop for the purpose of dinning Icecream which servos it In a perfectly round, symmetrlcttl form. It costs bu 25 cents and can be found at any hop supplying bakers' and confectioners' ut-niiiU scalloped codflxh Is made with al ternate layers of the salt tlah, fresh ened and shroddod and ttowcl tender with brtkd crumU. Havsi bread crunh for a top layer, and just be fore puttlug In to bake, pour over half a cup of plain draws butter sauce. Any fanciful and pretty acoussory for milady's writing-table Is always welcome.; and thl year's novelty come in thn ahape of lovely gray ami brown uiulre iod kid oriwlpr, 1th bunches of Hrfuiued tUt r lilies of tha valley fattened on tha ouHUlo leaf with a allver pin. cocrwapoiidetil t jf the moment hu an any groaau on th fUmr of th kitchen h piur ciiM aUr over It. tha grt'ttiiri hat den and It raiily iw-rajHid up whon flrtu," If It U left it ainka into the floor, and cuu only bo cruliU' out aftr re j a toot trial. IhUu trui of hot groav, bul dot not appb t 'tt. Au oUed H.H.r U eiodtent (or the, klti Uon, b cauaa the greato tiover how, , CURSORY AND CURiOUS. Camphor is cultivated at Illoga, Japan. About oue-fourtb of the pro duct somes to th United States. In all countries suicide is more com mon among men than among women, and among unmarried than among married persons. Two women appeared before a Har lem police justice, each carrying a bag containing hai which she averred the other pulled from her head. Stephen Langton, archbishop of Canterbury, first divided the bible into chapters and verses, this about the close of the twelfth century, j It has been suggested that the many duplicate volumes In the congressional library be made the nucleus of a free circulating library for Washington. I M. L Henry and Miss Sallie Jesse were married at Louisville last week, the Culmination of an engagement made thirty years ago. Both are well on in years. A largre bear recently walked into a blacksmith shop at Locust Valley, Long Ihland, where three men were at work. Hiuin uat soon killed for his boldness. , it in stated that the Russian gov ernment has conceded a French com pany the right to establish telephonic communication between all the large Russian towns. Immediately after warning Michael Nelson to handle his gun carefully, George Nelson of Bath, Pa., tripped and fell, his rifle discharging and killing him instantly. ! Captain Charles Carter, who died in I Norfolk, Va., lately, at the age of 03 years, was married eight times and left thlrty-e ght children, every one of whom is suid to have survived him, One of the shortest wills on record, a document containing but forty-two words, was filed for probate In San Francisco recently. The maker oi tbe will, Mine. Lerda devised a large estate to her husband. ' The greatest speed attained by sail ing ships, according to Muihal was by j the James JlaUics, 430 miles in twerity J four hours, and Flying Cloud 413. The Red Jacket ran 2,?80 milts in seven !lays averaging 335 miles a day. A roounfaln-about fifteen miles from Tunscasori, near 'he boundary Una of Arizona and Mexico, is said to have a great resemblance tV the tower of Babel. It is of i soft sandstone and pumice formation and has many roads cut on its aide. The mountain is about 0,Wrt feet high. SMIRKS AND 8 MILES, "How do you know that is Hanson? He has an umbrella over bim." "KnowhlmJ Don't I see that it is Simpson's umbrella?" Pedestrian You should be in better business than begging. A ' great strong fellow like you ought to look for work. Begirar What! Throw up a sure thing for an uncertainty? First Villager, returning after long absence What has become of old Mr. Simpson? Second Villager, solemnly He is in heaven. First Villager Oh, dear, I am sorry to hear that! "I wish," said a forgetful man to bis friend, "that you would ask me to lend you my umbrella the next time it rains ' "wnyr asked the mend. "So that I can remember who bor rowed it last." , "Why do those children over the way get such a terrible thrashing! every morning?" "Ah! a genre painter J lives there Whose specialty is weeping children. So every morning he whips his models into shape." Teacher Parse the sentence "Yu catan is a peninsula." Pupil, who never could understand grammar, any how Yucatan is a proper noun, nom' tive case, second person, singular "How do you make that out?" "First pers m leatan, second person Yucatan, third person Hecatan; plural, first perwm Wecatan, second per " "Go to your seat!" His Honor You were found drunk and singing on the street last night. Prisoner I know it, yvjur honor. Let mo off as cheap as you cxn. His Honor What was he sinffinj'.ofticer?" No, 41,144 "A Hundred Fathoms Deep." His Honor Humph! I'll make it ten cents a fathom, and it isn't a bargain day in this court, either. Just band the 810 to the clerk. Next pris oner. FORTIFIED BY FIGURES. A St. Loui railroad has fourteen locomotives equipped with electric headlights. The yearly average number of deutlis of reported centenarians In England it about sixt ', 'Ihere are very few banks on ihe Pacific coast which could pay a $,'3,000 chuck In bills. They stick to gold and ailver and ship the paper East. It is estimated that the total pro duction of coffee In the world is about (M)o,ooo to I5.'i0,ooo tons, of which Brazil alone produces between 3t',000 and 3MMio ions, and Java tHooo to VO.IKHI. So recently a two centuries ago sugar waa known only a acontly lux ury aud a medicine. In l?oo lireat lii'iuiu'a eousunipliou was only lo,oou ton. In liooli had riM-u to 10,000 toot, and hi it wa nearly 1,10.1,000 lull Tha new t'oiigrrlonl library In WtitMngtott wilt. Librarian fpofford eUtitute, accmtiiiMtditt copies of all thu Uk of the world for loo year to roiiia aud tttll Uava avrvn-elhth of lu availabla c appticabla for otiier purpMi. It la wUu.aU4 that th rUlunt of ctvilucd iiwoplw I ill Eitgilah, with l,'.i.n pr capita, u 1Vnc U avrsra 1 atd to U II, I'M, In the I'lilnd Mte H.ojo, whlla by ti Siila of their UioU to lha United Mat gi,v niiinil tm of tha Indian triba ar wuith (tom !, to Ko'o pr eaidu, toon, wouinn ad child FARM AND HOUSEHOLD. SOME VALUABLE POINTS ON POATATO CROWING. Maana of Controlling I'otato Ullfht Non-f roduclnf Orrbarda Utb. cook'a Iacovrjr Farm , and lloma Hint a. Points oi Potato Growing. Scarcely a y8ar ago we could do lit tle more than-allude to the "copper solutions" in. a somewhat general way, as a promising means of preventing blights, rots and other fungus diseases that threaten to ruin our crops, writes T. Grelner in the Practical Farmer. A number of the experimental stations, as well as private Individuals, have made further Investigations of this matter during the past, season, tind they now assure us that we can con trol potato blight and rot, as well as other plant diseases. If we will take the trouble to spray our vines early and often enough with some of the cop per mixture. The one known as the Bordeaux mixture, (6 lbs. of fresh burnt lime slacked in one vessel, 4 lbs. of sulphate of copper dissolved In hot water in another vessel, then the two mixed and the whole diluted with wat er, to from 22 to '28 gallons) has been found to be the most effective, but it is less conveniently put up and applied, and at the same time more expensive than the one known as "ammonlacal solution of coppor carbonate'' (3 ounces of carbonate of copper, dissolv ed In a quart of liquid ammonia, 22 dog. Beauine, and diluted with, water to from 22 to 28 gallons). When this solu Ion is applied in the form of a fine spray, with our modern sprayer, the job Is quickly done and quite inexpensive, and if we repeat tbe application a few times, our crop will be reasonably safe from injury by these diseases. The use of this name spraying machine also makes the .application of poisonous liquid for the destruction of the potato beetles and slugs, much more convenient, and saves time and material. Possibly we may combine the two applications into one, by adding London purple to the copper solution, and thus killing In sects, and keeping off diseanes by one application. If pans green is used, it must be used by itself, as the am monia of tbe copper solution dissolves part of the arsenic in the purls green, and this would be very liable to scorch the foliaga . , 4 ' There is still another, enemy of the crop one that in recent years has be come quite formidable. This is the little jomplng-jack the flea-beetle. I think we can ; get this little ras cal nndor "control, by using the sprayli iillol witii tobacco tea. To batsco is a, to-.tt excellent potato fertil izer aayv jjy. and tbe application seems not only to hurt the floa beetles (by contact, pot by eating), but also to act as a stimulant to the plants. To make the tea steop a pound of stems or other refuse, uttil yoa have ell the strength that can bo gotten out of it concentrated in a plat or quart of water. When ready to se add water enough to make a galloa of liquid. Wfien the fleas appear, spray this vu the vines, and repeat as often as needed. Usually, two applications will be sufft- cient. Ibis remedy is recommended by the New Jersey experiment station people, who report that it bos given good results on the station grounds last season. With the great enomies of the crop blight and rot. and potato and flea beetles disposed of. It now is merely a question of good culture wbat kind of a crop we will get. ImiirovVd M til ton. Many breeders have an unhappy faculty of saying that mutton is mut ton, no matter whence it comes or from what breed or condition of car cass; but they make a great mistake. As well say that beef was beef, and juet as good wnetner taken from a Texas steer or from an Improved bul lock. At .the same time there Is no ignoring the fact that a properly fed wether wlll make excellent mutton, even though of but common stock, aa will also a Texas steer make good beef. It is all in the finish that is put to the animal during the lost few.months of It's life. The famous mutton of Eng land, of Great Britain indeed, comes from the mutton breeds whose feed has gone to the making of flesh rather than wool, and to eatable lean meat rather than to corn-made fat and a stingy, sinewy mputhful of flesh to a half-pound mutton chop. Such mut tons are ready for the butcher at two years old, will dress a hundred pounds, and every ounce of it afford a desira ble dish and a palatable one for rich and poor alike. Coleman's Rural World. Htaivcit Orchard. Undoubtedly the cause for the non productlvetiess of apple orchard is starvation, say a correspondent of the Farmer' Advocate. The land on which they are grown is cropH;d to death, and in addition, little or no ma nure 1 applied to It. It Is not too much ti say that the average farmer who plant out an apple orchard treat the lund aftorward prvclaely a It that orchard did not exlt, and from the be ginning to the end of It unhappy life take wheat, rye, oat and other crop oft tho land, till tha wonder U not that th tr. do not b nr. but that they live at alt. Now. ihu fruit crop ought to b the main thing to ho looked for from au orchard, and to that all jtlmr crop hou d b i ubervlout, Thi land canuo. product! fruit and In addtt.on wUoat, oita, or rye; fonaw touliy. If a rop of thno be taken off, it ! do no tit the itxpauto of tha trit. A lending American horUculturUl baa given It out a hi opinion that three nop of rye wlit ruin any orchard. Thl t undo ibtadly irun tut mora than that it .tight to bo undaratood by I rfn tr vnd othor poialng p Pie hard tbat ttrtver, from ti e liner of pUuUng ti.l tha treo am t Hearing aga, should a single crop 0. either wheat oats or rye be taken oi! the land under any circumstances. Ave we then to lose the use of the land for any other crop from the time of planting till the frees become old? By no means. There, are several crop that can be taken off the land, not only without a bad. but actually with a good effect, particularly if ma nure be freely applied a welL For example, roots of any kind, corn, peas, buckwheut and hay may be grown in rotation. Barley may also be used as a crop to seed down with, and after the trees have attained some size the orchard may be laid down to pasture for a year or two, probably for hogs or sheep. But this treatment must be accompanied with plenty of manure, which should be applied every year in moderate quantities; if not that, then every second ear in large quantities, sometimes as a top dress ing, and sometimes to be ploughed under. With this, as with most other farm crops, little or no manure means few or no upples, plenty manure, pien ty apples. If manure Is not available, then by all means give clean cultiva tion, and do not attempt to take any other crop off the land, otherwise I luluk a iv&iloa U best. " : Among lha PouUrr- . Tbe Pekin is tu best duck for the farm. Having tbe net dark will help to pre vent egg eating. When turkeys are kept confined they , need heavy feeding. The bent turkeys for breeding or those tbat are '2 years old. Young chickens will eat what vary readily when 3 weeks old. Yellow dropping often means indiges tion rather than cholera. Sulphur and tobacco burned in tb poul try bous will rid it of red lice. A poor beo will lay few eggs, if any at all, aad a fat one often lays soft-shelled eggs. Fowls tbat are healthy and thrifty are always early risers and should bs fed as ' soon as tbey fly down from tbe roost. " ; By planning to batch tbe pullets In February tbey can, if good car is given, ' be depended upon to begin laying la Sep tember. . Ieaves and chaff make a good litter for floor. By scattering grain among it tbe fowl will be afforded an opportunity for scratching. , Turpentine and aulpker giveu lu the food when tb weather is damp is one of the cheapest and best preventives of gape. Keep the fowls dry after giving sulphur. ' Viirro Nolo. Nervous, active horses may be mora serviceable in some, department, but for plowing and cultivating if the work is to be well dona tbe slow bona is sometimas tbe best. , ? ' . . t Careful obeservation throughout an ex tended portion of almost any of our best farming districts will show that not on farmer in ten exercises due car in tbe nutnagemeut of tb? manure' produced, even allowing it to fo to waste while buying commercial fertilizers to take its place. An orchard or pastura overrun wittta r?l con ba rnada usa of by turning tb pfjt into ? They will t tb sorrel a' ' and wiil ?fton root up Ma plants u It will destroy theuv Bloats are eat eff and throws fcio tha pen Vzry wti oat them. I'enrff tent cultivation is about the only thing howaver, tbat will destroy tbi plant in tha garden. The sheep busine, like dairying, is a buainesa tbat pan not be mada successful by picking it up one year and dropping it the next It is a business tbat need study, and, Ilk dairying, the detail of it can not b learned in one year. It 1 tha ' man wbo goes into it and sticks to it who wins; and ha can not be breeding for mut ton one year and wool the next, neither can he keep bis flock on tbe feast-or fam ine plan during the winter and raise a crop of healthy lamb in tbe spring. Pure water is conceded to be one of tbe most important features of successful live stock raising on the form. Tbe filthy, stagnant ponds of mtrs and mud are no -longer considered proper water supplies for any stock, while it is found that to get the best growth of any stock we must supply pure, clean water which is also necessary to maintain the health of tbe stock. Unsound feed or impure water will produce disease in any stock. Farm ers, see to it that pure water is supplied to tbe stock, and if tbe farm has not such supply lose no time or expense to secure good water. Western Agriculturist. Homo Mlnta. Zinc is best cleaned with hot, soapy water, then polished with kerosene. It is said that milk is made especially nutritious if it is put in a jar nd stood in a moderately hot oven for eight or ten hours. It is tben called "baked milk," and has become thick and creamy. Oatmeal is particularly valuable a food. It contains more nitrogen than auy other cereal, with a very large percentage of starch and sugar. It contains mora than VO per cent, of nutriment.' Tbe coarsely ground meal is best. There ar several very palatabla way of using up dry ric that ba been :U over ' from th day before. Any remain . of puddluir may tie transformed into a dell clou custard liy taking lu a crust of pas try. If you thin dry rie, cold, with sw?t ntllk. sweetuu, and flavor with pow. deml clnnamou, it make a cold diab that will ba enjoyed. KU-a fritter, gem muf fins and watfle can b mad out of "raw nauls" of cold ric, beaten up with milk, salt, an agf . baking powdr and flour. lied Putch cabbaga make aa axcallaot our pick! prepared in tbi way i Tp every S tuarts of chopped ral.buua add a quart grwa tomatoes aud six onions fboppod lilts. I'ack tint niatura In layer of salt, put It uu.lor a r m in a roaraa bag, and tlratu for torittv-luur hours, Kemova It f uiu tb la?, covrr U ltb cold Hoagar, add a cup of lnowit uar to vry quart of vinegar. AUo add oua rd and two groan pllIlr fbop4 . tluav. aud an ouuea of whita iuuiant d to th Ibroa quart of vat4jc An -riaced boukapr oao watt Mil. ' I haver throw awav a aingla potato v bleb i Ml over; titer I iy l.iiue um (tr It If vn ou or wo only am kft I (rat thvut n4 ua term to IhWkrn aouiK It tuore, ikaf at a ta a uie.nl the moritlug for tr afcft, or cut lute die aud axon! tp ana aot utlk, lulo Mutch auiiie salt and a 'ln of ' (olio ho tan .Md. ty pittliag Ifcent la a hot ovan an I allowing lha ioia to b l-aitlv alM.il-i lr t,U potato, tbt luaas a vary fond 4tiu du."