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Jfra/p. §hm w.a.sr.j.i IOWA. THE MONARCH. Hot he who load* the conquering hosl^ Nor mount* the hijrhest throne, Kor wifj* the loud',«l praise of man, Ttioufrh he achieve alone lfot he whi brave* the battle's frost When treason fierce assails. Ami flare* the deadly cannon's (BOUfh When only hope prevail# Nor be who smites with all his power* The falsity of heart That lurks in subtle reasonings, »r smiles in fancied art— But he who atrikeo the fr The part of oelf that keep* The nn!ilo aspirat'ons drowned In mournful lotus sleeps: Who hears afar the ansrels call And Titan-like he strives, Tntil in mortal aponjr He rends the iron ttyvn, And stand* at lust a soul confesMtf, Unfettered, free and grand The victor over self tK-coine* The greatest monarch of the land! -Hirrfi ArniJtl, in IktrtiU Fmt Prtm. (Copyright Sccurrd. AU Right* iteserred.] Driven From Sea to Sea Or, JUST A CAMP!*' BT C. POST. Praunnn a* PERMISSION or J. E. Downer A Co., Pl BI-ISHKlUk CmrAOO. CHAPTER VI.—Cornnren. The first rains, however, wash the jrrrater portion of the nourishment out of this dried £Ta«s and although the new •hoots spring up at once.it is diflioulf, §»r a time, for stock to get at it through tlie heavy (oating of old and worthless gfrowth whieh falls down over it, and is lot very nourishing when obtained. A portion of the settlers had a cow each, but those in whom we are most interested were without. Among those who were so fortunate as to possess one, however, was Ritchie and as Mr. Par sons and Erastus were enabled to give t»im needed assistance in the erection of fci* shanty and the cutting of grass for (lis tram and cow, it was agreed that Hie milk should be divided between the two families for the next year, Jenny and Ltiey making regular trips for ttoeir share every night and morning. The shanty up, and a sufficient •mount of gra»s secured, the settlers next turned their attention to the breaking of the soil, the planting of trees and vines, and, at the proper time, of vegetables. For the first year they expected to live largely upon wild game and the few provisions which they had brought with them. The sec ond year they would get on much bet ter. There is no country where the cotn imon domestic fowls, ducks, chickens and gecst', are so easilv raised or pay so well the little attention which they re quire as in California and our friends were in posses-ion of a sufficient num ber of these to enable them to subsist upon eggs and fowls of their own rais ing, if need be, by another year besides which they would well supplied with vegetables, so that the prospect was not so very gloomy after ail, especially as all were blessed with good health and hope, which usually conies with a healthful body busily employed in its own service, gave a coloring as ot the sunrise to the future which was opening up before them. Fruit trees were already being shipjxnl to the coast by way of the isthmus, and although they were cost ly and our friends poor, they managed to get a few: enough, at least, to fur nish grafts for future use. Of peach Jiitshousewife and apple and pear seeds the care ul who presided over John Parson's shauty had brought a supply from the States. (jrape-cuttiugs* could be more ea«ily obtained. More than a century before the Jesuit pr e-t* who penetrated up ward from Mexico had planted grape vines brought from Spain, and these, crossed, perhaps, with other varieties brought from the States, and favored by the adapt ibility of the climate, pro duced a fruit far excelling anything which the Atlantic States eati boast of. And so when spring came again and the rain ceased, there was piitc the ap- I'arsons iearauce of li\ing in the vicinity ot the shanty. Some twenty acres of the land had been broken, a garden planted, and many of its products were lifting their heads to the sunlight a half-hundred fruit trees and a hundred grape-vines had put forth their leaves, and were ready to drink in the sunshine and grow. And they grew. Grew *o fast that one could almost fancy he saw them grow and stretch them selves. It has been said that the only thing which ever distanced a California grape-vine when it onee got down to the business of growing is the bean-vine of Jack the (iiaut-Killer, known to our childhood days: the one that Jack undertook to climb to the top of, but which grew faster than he could climb, and so carrying him with it, finally reached clear up to the giant's castle. And such clusters of fruit as hang dependent upon their stems, and grow and ripen in the long sunny days of September and October, when not a cloud mars the blue of the sky for weeks and weeks: clusters that* look like pure globes of clear crystal or that turn purple and amber-colored where they hang among the broad, velvety leaves that seem as if conscious of the beauty of the picture which they helD to Make: and which turn themselves side ways upon their long stems, now hid ing. now disclosing the fruit in their midst. The California grapes shipped by re frigerator cars, and expired for safe at tlie fruit stands in all our Eastern cities, and which attract su universal at tention, give but a poor idea of Cali fornia grapes when plucked and eaten standing beneath the vine in California, or sitting at ease at your own table or that of a freud. with the sea or the mountains in siirlit through the open window. Only the tougher skinned or less luscious of the fruit» of all kind* will bear such long shipping. Tli liner and juicier and more luscious varieties of each must be eaten where they are grown, or be sent to a not distant mar ket California plums are wrapped in tis sue paper and sent eat boxed up like oranges from Florida or the West Indies, and sold "a nickel apiece, or three tor a dime," to people who buv them as a curiosity, or a very rare treat. At home in California the children eat them as children eat apples iu New England, and the housewife drops them into liquid sugar and takes them out great globes of pearl with centers of amethyst. Or she cuts them in halves, and, removing the pit, lets them dry in the sun. and stores them away in sacks and boxes jut as she does tigs and p'apes: only that these latter are packed down hard when but little more than half dried, and before the rich juices have erj stali/ed into sugar: and which, eaten as freelv as bread is eaten, flushes the veins with the rich blood that crimsons the checks of children and grown people alike in this land of fruits and flowers this land of mount ain ranges and sea-washc-l shores: of valleys as rich in the elements of agri ulturBl wealth a* its hill-ides aro with t•air reoious "res this land that chould ft p*op]$ fr§§ to tbt brwsv that floats in upon them laden with healing balm from the salt sea waves to find not fieemen. but. delving in mines and upon leagues and leagues of the richest farming lands upon the continent—a million serfs. CHAPTER VII. A I»AKt» FLOW I MO WITH MII.K A!»I HOStT." "I sav, mother, it wasn't such a bad thing for tis after all that they driv us off of the Suscol Ranch,'' said John Parsons to his wife one morning, as he came under the rough porch that had been put up in front of the shantv. He had ju.-t finished helping fcrastus get ready to start to market with the usual load of fruit which they were now selling daily. '•I'm sure fruit and poultry-raisin1 is heap pleasantcr than raisin' wheat, and there's more money into it, too. "Only think, we've been here less than tive years now. and we've got all the fruit growin' that we kin all of us tend to, and the money is just a rollin' in. If the rest of the crop pans out as well as it has so fur, we kin build a new hou.-e with a verander all around it next vear, and have money left to send the girls down to 'Frisco to school." "Yes, we are getting along very nice ly," replied his wife, "anu ought to be thankful, I'm sure." •'As soon as we git a new house built," continued Mr. Parsons, "we must begin to save tip money to buy a ranch som'ers nigh about here for 'Rastus, fer I s'pose we can't in reason expert the boy to stay with us always. Human natur' don't changc much, I reckon it's the same on the Pacific as it is on the Atlantic coast, and I hain't forgot that I was mighty anxious to get a place of my own 'tore I was as old as 'Rastus is 'specially after I got ac quainted with a certain girl with cheeks the color of them there (teaches a hang in' out there in the sun, and eyes that sort of made me hot and cold by turns a-wonderin' whether they was encour agin' me, or takin' note of the size of my cow-hide boots, whenever they looked my way. ••Not," he continued, "as I've no ticed that 'Rastus seemed particularly took with any of the girls round here leastwise them as lives far around here," he added, looking hard at his wife, as if endeavoring to read her thoughts. If Mrs. Parsons understood what her husband was thinking of, she made no attempt to reply, and after waiting a second or two, he began agaiu: •*I don't see as 'Rastus appears to take particular to any of the neighbor ing girls, but whether he does or not: whether he takes a wife from close by or furder off, it's only fair that we help him to a start. He's been true as steel and as kind as if he was our own son, and I'm a reckonin' if he and one of the girls should sometime take a no tion to hitch up and work in double harness, there wouldn't be any objec tions eh, mother?" "The girls are not old enough to get married, John," returned Mrs Par sons. "Jennie is not sixteen yet and Lucy is two years younger still. I hope that neither of them will think of such a thing as marriage for a good while. Erastus himself is not quite twenty-one, and although many young men mam as young as that, I do not think that Erastus has any such intentions. Not that he has ever said anything to me but as you say I have not noticed that he appeared partial to any of the neigh boring girls, although he is a favorite with all and as for Jennie and Lucy, they probably seein to like him like sis ters: indeed, lie seems like a son to me, and whoever he may choose for a wife when he does marry will get an honor able man for a husband and one who will be kind and loving, I am sure." "That's so," replied John, 'Rastus ain't a fellow that will ever go to knock in' his wife and babies around, if he ever has any. But 1 'spose it ain't no use to trv to fix things up for the young folks. We'll have to let 'em take their own head, which'11 be just as the heart directs 'em, I reckon. An' I wouldn't want 'em to do no other way, for unless the heart goes with the hand it ain't no use for to try to pull together. Well, now, here's a youngster that ain't bothering his head about the girls, any way, nor won't be for some years yet, will you, Johnny? He'll be bossin' the hull ranch, though, if his mother and I don't look out, afore he's big enough to hunt hen's eggs or tie up a gn^pe-vine." And reaching down he drew upon his knee and gave a great hug to a sun tanned, tow-headed boy that had just entered the child of their old age, born the \car the shanty had been put up and the first grape-vines planted. "I is bid 'riough to hunt edds now," retorted the little fellow, squirming to release himself from his father's arms "I did found a whole nes'ful out un der the roses bush, and you've broke 'em see." And he ran his hand into his pocket and withdrawing it covered with the yolk of the eggs stood holding it up, while the liquid dripped down over his clothes. "You should'nt have put tlie eggs in your pocket," said his father, laughing at the spectacle whieh he presented? "You might have known they would have got broken and spoil your new pants. "What's 'e use of pantses if 'ou tan't put edds in 'e pottits, I'd lite to know replied the youngster as he waddled oft to liis mother to be cleaned up and fit ted for some new adventure. "Des I tau put edds in my own pot its if I 'ants to,'' he added, by way of a clincher, as his father playfully stooped to chuck him with his finger as he passed out to his work. When the season's fruit had all been gathered it was found that the last half of the crop had "paaned out all right" as compared with that marketed earlier, and it was decided to send the girls away to school for the winter instead of waiting until spring, when a now house was to b«i begun, and when their services would be much more needed by their mother. But instead of goiug to San Francico they would only go to Sacramento, where there was a very good school under the charge of Prof. ook, and beiug nearer thev could be the sooner reached in case tfiey should be taken sick. Letting the girls go from her side was the hardest thing Martha Parsons had been called upon to do since she let John take her arms from around his neck and start on his long journey twelve years before, when they lived in the log house back in the States but like other mothers she loved her chil dren and was unwilling that her girls should grow up without every advan tage possible to give them. Their op portunities for attending school had never 'teen very good, and for a time after they had settled in their present home they were without any instruction except uch as she could herself find time to give and it was she, and not their father, who had Miggested sending them away to school. In fact he had at first opposed it: not because of the expense, but Vcausc he thought their mother needed their heljt, and because he did not like to be sepa rated from them. His own education was not so good as that of his wife, and he did not look as far into the future in planning for their welfare: or if so, he did not under stand as well as she how completely an uneducated woman, married to a man who follows some kind of manual labor for a living, is cut off from all social and iutellcctual intercourse with her kind, and how barren of all that is beautiful and ennobling her life be comes. It is 1 ad enough to bo tied to an end lea- round of household d«ifle«, nven whon tbs mtud can i*k« rati and recreation in the perusal of a book or paper, when sufficient taste has been leveloped to induce tlie taking of some interest in passing events outride of one's own school district but when, as is the case with thousands of women, no such taste has been cultivated in girl hood. and the seeming duties of wife and mothc rhood leave no time to aV quire or devote to it at a later period, life becomes no more than an animal existence Iwcomes a stagnant pool, across whose waters no fresh breezes blow: on whose margin no fair flowers bloom in whose depths is mirrored no silvery moon, no star of hope and the spirit which should lie prepared at the death of the body to mount to higher planes of thought and action, finds itself bound by chains forged on earth chains which* are not broken by the death of the body, but must still weigh down the soul in its efforts to mount upward into a higher and better and holier atmosphere. This Mrs. Parsons not only knew but felt, and she was determined that no sacrifice on ber part should be spared, if necessary, that her girls might receive at least sufficient education to enable them to take and retain positions in so ciety with the most intelligent of the men and women with whom thev would be likely to come iu contact in the hum ble lives, which she expected and was content that they should lead, as possi ble wives of the coming men who were to make the valleys and hillsides blos som as a garden, and laugh beneath their burdens of fruits and grains. CHAPTER VIII. AflftHrORTABU HOMB. "Looks sort of showery like,** said John Parsons, coming into the shanty the day before the girls were to go to Sacramento, and finding them and their mother with eyes which gave evidence of weeping, packing up their wardrotes preparatory to starting. "I believe I shall cry mvself If yon wimin folks don't stop lookin' so sick like about the mouth. You don't want to see an old man like me cry, do you, now?" "Come, mother, cheer up. You know the girls '11 be in good hands, that '11 treat 'em well and let us know if anything happens 'em. 'Tain't fer very long any way only a few months, an' 1 was gone from you all more than six years, and if I hadn't a left you we wouldn't have had this ranch to-day, which w ill soon be the finest in the whole country worth all the hard work and su florin' we've gone through. "At least," he added, meditatively, ••as well worth it as anything that poor folks gits is worth what it costs 'em. "And here's Johnny, he's a houseful of himself, ain't you, Johnny? You won't let mother and me git lonesome, will you?" But the youngster had caught the in fection of tears, and his father's forced attempt at being jocular could not re move the feeling of coming loneliness that was casting its shadow before, and he stood still and looked silently at the preparations for the departure of his sisters with an expression on his face of sadness and half of baby wisdom, as if he halted between sorrow for the com ing loss of the girls and regrets that his parents had no letter judgment than to permit their going. The morrow .-aw them depart A few months later, a leautiful day in spring saw them return, improved in mind ana appearance from the contact with those whose thoughts and deeds had sought, or were seeking, a different channel than that to which their own had been confined. If John Parsons had been proud of his girls before, he was doubly so now for he could not fail to see that associ ation with peopl« education had giv en an added grace to the body as well as the mind. And, unwittingly iK*r haps, the young people of the neighbor hood showed them a trifle more defer ence than was usually given to those of their own age and' condition in life. This deference was in no sense obse quiousness it was but the natural ex pression of that respect which all, even those least atnbitioifc* of excellence, feel for others who are known to be striv ing to make themselves wiser and bet* ter. Mrs. Parsons was not less pleased than her husband. She also noticed the es teem in which her girls were held by young and old and that while they aided as willingly and cheerfully in the household work, or in that of the vine yard and orchard, as ever they had done, they saw that the performance of manual labor alone was not all their duty to themselves and to society, but that the mind and the heart were en titled to cons deration as well as the body. As for Erastus, he felt a little sby when he welcomed the girls on their re turn. True, he kissed both Jenuic and her sister, but somehow it was not the hearty kind of a smack with which he had bidden them good-bye, ami he held Lucy's hand while he kissed her, instead of giving her a hug as he had done the morning they left As for Johnny, he was in ecstae'e forbad not the girls brought him a half dozen things that he had been want ing and expecting on their return? Be sides, he should have some one to help hunt hens' nests and look for ducks' eggs in the water of the creek, where they persisted in laying them if they were not watched and shut up every night. A few days after the return of Jennie and Lucy the carpenters came and be gan work on the new house. All the sprine and summer they were busy and when they left, there stood In front, and a little above the old shanty, which was henceforth to be. used for fruit-packing and dryiug purposes, a two-story frame house with green blinds and a verandah on three sides the coolest, most comfortable, most ho-» pitable-looking house you would sec in a month's travel. And no more hospitable family ever lived than that which gathered about the table of John and Martha Parsons, and partook of the rich fruits and well cooked meats and vegetables with which it was daily spread. No straggling miner, weary with travel and wanting rest and food, ever left their gate without at least a silent wish that blessings might descend and rest upon the household. To ramble about the broad porch and through the open rooms, or to gather around a cheerful tire in the wide grate in the sitting-room, camo !oth the young and the old of the neighborhood. The occasional traveler through the country on business or pleasure heard of the Parsons' ranch its splendidly tilled acres its luscious fruits and its hospitable owners, miles before he reached it, and traveled an hour later that he might knock at its gates and obtain permission to spend th» night beneath ita broad roof. [TO BE CONTINL'KtJ.] —Chicken*, two minutes after tiier have left the eggs, will follow with their eyes the movements of crawling insects and j»eck at them, judging dis tance and directum with almost in fallible accuracy. They will instinct ively appreciate sounds, readily run ning toward an invisible hen hidden in a box when they hear her "calL"--y/os to» Globe. —Never plant willows at all Mar un derdrams as the roo's of these trees will surely enter the drains and block them. —*V. E. Farmer. —No man can enlist in the regular army of China, it Is said, until he has chowti bit Murift* fay hariftf a uwth pull**- HOME, FARM AND GARDEN. —Unless butter be kept in a moist at nosphere the water of the brine will 5vajMrate, leaving the salt on the out •ide. —The pigs should bepin to eaf milk 'rom the trough at three weeks old. ind they may safely be weaned at six veeks old, in favorable Weather.— Western Strinrhrril. —In making oatmeal pudding take )ne pound of oatmeal, put into a basin idd a litter pepper, salt and chipped nion. Rub in four ounces of pork •uet till it forms a ball. Wrap in a "•lean cloth, put into boiling water, and XK»k for two hours. —Boiled Berry Pudding. —One pint bread crumbs soaked in one pint of *weet milk, three beaten eggs, one and ne-half cups of sifted flour, one-fourth a teaspoon of salt: roll out s»nd spread with one pint of berries roll up and roil in a pudding bag one and ono-half hours. —Roses look finest when grown ir groups. The rose is a gross feeder and loveseultivation. Liquid manure suits its appetite and is especially food when the soil is not of the riehrst. Apply when growth is vigorous for three or fotir weeks in occasional doses, l»efor© the beginning of bloom. American (t'lrih n. —('ows coming in on full feed may fuller from over-distended bags, if milked only at night and morning. Such cows may be milked also at noon, and it is better to do so than to run th»i risk of the injury which may follow neglect on this matter. Retnemlter, these aro often the most valuable breeding cows in the herd. i —Lemon Custard.—The yelks of four eg^'s and the whites of two, ono cupful of sugar, one cupful of cold wa ter, a lump of butter half the size of an egg, a tablespoonful of corn-starch rubbed smooth in a little cold water, and the grated rind and the juice of a large lemon. Beat together thorough ly and bake like plain custard. Beat the two reserved whites with three tables]M)onfula of sugar, pour over the custard and brown slightly. Servo with cake.—*tod Honsk i/mir/. —Cup Plum Pudding.—Take ono cup of raisins, currants, flour, bread crumbs, suet and sugar. Stone the raisins, wash and dry the currants, chop the suet, and mix all the above ingredients well together, then add two ounces of cut candied lemon peel and citron, a little mixed spice, salt and ginger, say half a teaspoonful of each, stir in four well-beaten eggs, and milk enough to make mixture so that a spoon will stand upright in it. Tie it loosely in a cloth, or put it in a mold, plunge it into boiling water, and boil for three and one-half hours, —A fruit raiser in Indiana finds cop peras—sulphate of iron -the cheapest and loast dangerous substances that can be employed for killing currant worms. He gives the following direc tion for its use: "To one gallon of rain water and a tcaeupful of copperas, dis solving the copperas in the water, and with an ordinary sprinkler sprinkle well the bushes about the time the worms first make their appearance. If this ap plication is made at the time the first si«rns of these pests are noticed onee is enough, but should they hatch and be come numerous then two or three more sprinklings are required." ABOUT SHEEP-WASHING. Ab l-nnat urnl I'rorriM That Should Re Allowed to Fall Into Diwiiw. Much has been published in regard to the barbarity of the usual mode of washing sheep before shearing. They are timid animals and particularly fear ful of getting into water. It is very difficult to drive a flock across a stream, and when one does succeed in doing so they invariably jump it. They have an innate dread of wetting even their feet. It is not so with other farm ani mals. Then when sheep come to be plunged in bv the washers and retained five or ten minutes, what must be their feelings? It must be a shock to the sys tem. and shocks are bad. This heroic treatment is downright cruelty. Wash ing removes only the loose dirt from the wool, and it is doubtful if that em braces 2 per cent, of the whole weight of fleece, yet buyers deduct from 20 to 1() per cent, for unwashed wool. Washed or unwashed, it has to be hcoured before manufacturing, and nence why wash at all? Farmers do it simply to save such an outrageous deduction on the price. Three years ago a friend with a flock of sixty sheep did not wash, and said he should fiot again but when he sold his wool he was compelled to submit to a discount of 20 per cent., amounting to f2o, and now he has returned to the old process. At a wool-buyer's store I have seen un washed fleeces thrown into the general lot, and it is doubtful if manufacturers make much difference, if any. In the absence of desired information as to the true inwardne§s of this wool washing business, it must be concluded that somebody is taking advantage of the wool-growers who fail to present washed fleeces. As soon as they can get full price for unwashed wool, minus the weight of dirt washing takes out, just so soon will they be glad to relinquish the unnatural pro cess. It would be well to test one or two fleeces this season by washing after shearing, and then one could know just what shrinkage there is.— Massachusetts Plomj/tM'ui. SHIPPING POULTRY. How and When Live Fowl* Should B« Sent to Market. Shippers should see that the coops are in good condition before using, so that they are not liable to come apart while in transit, as they are roughly handled sometimes. The coops should also be high enough to allow whatever kind of poultry is 'shipped room enough to stand up. Low coops should not bo used, it not alone being cruel, but a great deal of poultry is lost every year by suffoca tion. ('oops should not be overcrowded. In shipping hens and roosters they should be kept separate. Nothing de •preeiates the value of a fine coop ot hens as much as to have a number ol old cocks among them. Shippers often wonder why they don't get the highest market price for their stock. In most cases this is the reason good stock al ways commands a quick sale at best prices. Poultry should be shipped so as to arrive at the market from Tuesday to Friday. Receipts generally increase towards the end of the week, and there is enough carried-over-stock on hand Saturday to supply the demand. Mer chants, rather than carry stock over Sunday would sell at a sacrifice, as the stock when in coops, loses cou.siderabl* in weight, and does not appear fresh and bl ight, besides Monday is usually a poor day to mU poultry. tartmfi THE DAIRY. —Don't put the calves on a non-milk liet too soon.—Dairy World. -I»o the milking quickly, quietly, regularly and thoroughly.—V. S. Dairy- nan. -Some milkers kick, whip and nound their cows till they get ugly and tad tempered, which changes the milk Mid spoils the butter.—Farm, Field and Stork man. Do not look for a fat cow ns a Tiilker. A good dairy cow may take )n fat when dry, but she never comes So her full flow of milk until the stiper ibundance of fat disappears.—Dairy World. —The dairy must stand back of good agriculture. The fertility of the soil "an not be maintained without the dairy whence agriculture without the dairy •»oon commits suicide by feeding on itself.—X. Y. Witness. —When milk sells at three cents per quart the price corresponds with that of butter at twenty-five cents per pound. The butter, however, takes no fertility from the farm, while the sale of milk carries off all the mineral and organic matter of its composition.—Missouri Republican. In dairy farming, wbea half the milk, butter or cheese goes to pay for food, the profit of the business is rone. To-day it is a question of the first con sequence how to keep milch cows at the lowest possible cost while getting from them the highest possible prod uct.— lioston (Hobc. —Sweet cream makes a rather in sipid butter, though its most serious defect is in not thoroughly churning. No amount of skill at the churn can get all the butter out of fresh cream, that is, cream that has not been allowed to ripen with age. It may remain per fectly sweet and still yield up all its butter, but it must have ago.—Amcri* can Dairymen. —It is of primary importance that the cow-house should be thoroughly well ventilated without being in the slightest degree draughty. Cows, like human beings, require fresh and pure air the whole twenty-four hours, and not merely when they are out of doors, and if they do not get it their health will be certain to suffer.—S* /. RAISE GOOD CALVES. Every Dairyman Can On It l»y Gicrrhln Proper Care. Let the calf run with the cow till the milk is fit to use. A new-born calf is weak, like a baby. Its stomach is not strong enough to digest a quart or twe of milk that is swallowed quickly Of loured down its throat only twice a day. It needs to suck a little at a tim and often. Besides, it learns to drink much easier after it has grown strong by running with its mother three or four days. And by all means use a calf-feeder. Try it onee and you! calves will do so much better that you will never want to do without one. An excellent calf-feeder is made by tioring a half-inch hole through the side of a wooden pail, just above the bottom and directly under one of the ears. Then take a piece of nursing bottle tubing three or four inches long and a strip of heavy sheetingabout five inches wide and a foot or two long, with a wide hem or fold in one edge, and roll up the tube snugly in cloth till it makes a roll large enough to til tightly in the hole in the pail, but not tightly enough to press the rubber tube together and close it. The folded edge of the cloth makes one end of the roll larger than the other. Now draw this roll nearly through the hole from the inside of the pail, fasten the inner and larger end with a few tacks, hem down the loose edge of the cloth and it i? done. The milk runs slowly through the tube and the calf learns to suck the thing at once. After it has learned tc suck the feeder it can be taught to first drink a part of its mess and then suck the rest, and so weaned from the feeder gradually. Cor. Philadelphia Press. Making the Butter CaMiflt* •'Before we turned our cows out to pasture, we had no difficulty in churn ing, but now- they have been out two or three weeks, and it is impossible to make the butter come." This is the tenor of numerous complaints, If you will add 1 quart of water heated to 1)0 degrees to each 2 quarts of miik, when set to cream, and then put into the cream about one-fourth its bulk of water at 62 degrees when the churn is started, there will probably be no trouble. Uso boiled water in both cases, cooled down to 90 and »2 degrees, as stated Evidently the sudden ehange to green feed has occasioned some element in the milk that prevents the butter globules from adhering to each other. The thinning of the milk dilutes this substance and gives a chance for the butter to come. Very often this trouble is due to churning too warm, or the grass having occasioned too large proportion of liquid fats in the butter. The more the cream is churned in a warm temperature the thinner it gets. As a matter of fsiet, cheese has a "be havior" of its own that is often past finding out thus the cream of one cow churned every day, although it may be exactly alike in quality, will not yield an exactly similar quantity of butter in any two days. Another reason for this trouble is the chemical change which has occurred in tho cream of grass-fed cows, when kept long enough in the home pantry to make up a churning. More frequent churning might be better.—John (jouhl, mJfaf tn und Home. Fires From Meteors. The remarkable possibility that mys terious fires may have been set by sparks from other worlds than our own has b"«eu suggested to the Paris Acad* emy of Sciences by Mons. Ch. V. Zen ger. From a study of statistics for several years, he learns that tires of unknown origin in woods, farmsteads, barns, mills, and even in villages and large towns, arc extremely often coin cident with the periodical showers of shooting stars. He points .out' that during the first eighteen days of last August violent storms, rich meteoric displays and conflagrations were of frequent occurrence. tier. Arkansaw Trav~ —In raising calves the observing ilrtlrytflun knows that If one out of nix tur-Ma out "extra" |t. U a good khowing Mui ui A'tw Ytrk$f ATTORNEYS. JOB* MCCOOK. H. MCCJ McCARTEY A McCOOK, Attorneys and ConnMlon at Law CRBSCO, IOWA. Wit] practtoe In all th« Courts of the States make loan*. an! attend to buying and Belling real rotate and aecuritlm. OfTic* In Centennial Block, np-«talrs. Ml K. BARKER, ATTORNEY AND COtTNSFllOR AT LAW COUNTY ATTORNEY. Will practice to all Stat# and Fed era Court*. CRESCO. IOWA. pRANK BAYR*. Attorney and Counselor at Lawy CKESCO, IOWA. Will practice In all the Courts of the 8tata Office over Zundclowitx store, east aide Bin Street. 2ttf yyM. J. MEAD, Attorney and Counselor at Law, TACOMA. W. T. OMpctlona promptly and carefully attended Un Cfcrreapoudenuo solicited. Mt PHYSICIANS. QKORGE KESSEJ.L, M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, CRESCOK, IOWA. Office at Lowry A Connolly's Dreg Bto?». Rrnlde ce on Cherry street, one East 1 the Mason lloii'c. J( A. BARRETT. M. D„ C. M. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, CRESCO. IOWA. Ppwta! attention to Surffery. Office nrWt Thompson a Johnson tiros., alongside the bunk Ofllce open night and tkty. QB, O. H. KELLOGG, DENTAL SURGEON, CRESCO, IOWA. All work tn his line will hare prompt flWl White a Moon's eureful attention. Ofllce over rtore. 5-27-tf jyjcKAir. Shep herd. —A cow should be mitftort out In five to eight minutes. It is hard work on the wrists and muscles, but it must be done or the cow will get a habit ol dribbling the milk, which is very tire some. To cure this habit, whieh has been brought on by slow milking, the milking should be done more quickly and in time the trouble will disappear. —N. Y. Times. PHOTOGRAPHER, Orer Glass' Grocery Store Creeoo, Iowa. Otir pictures of children excel all others In B., Iowa. All work the very beat. Copies from old pictures furnished In tiwttj style ani *ize. Ml E. DERTllAXD'8 FIXE ART QALLElUt CRESCO, IOWA, Is Prepared with all mod«Tn iflve poi twt copies of the original. Office 6-27-tf to (five fierfeet co| over Went worth & Nichols. M. M. MOON. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, CRESCO, IOWA. Ofllce with W. K. Barter, la Centennial Blest !^|CSICAL INSTRUCTION. OK TUB PIANO OR ORGAK In town or country. Term* r«»»oo«Vle. Addraai #r »PP!y to LAURA I MB MEAD. E S O W W i HOTELS, TROTHRR IIOUBK, W. STROTHER, Proprietor, CRE8C0, IOWA. At only FInt-ctass House In Creseo. KVawdan's Old SOUTH SIDE MARKET ST, OaiyafilaMi Stock of Choice Family GROCERIES! CANNED GOODS, FLOUR AND SALT! THE GITY MEAT MARKET Za prepared to supply the people of Create and the public generally, with Fresh and Cured Meats. Dressed and Lire Poultry, Fresh and Salt Fish, Smoked Meats, Sau sage, and Game in its season. Cash paid for rattle, sheep, e*lves MBd poultry, suited for the market, P. C. BENT LEY, Managfff. R. P. HUGHES, Proprietor. I JE4ST!AGENTS sffi MISSOURI STEAM WASHER. To men and women of en emy aud ability, seeking nroAtabln emrloj-ni'nt.lil). «ral t«rm» will be glvon. Tlit'WiiBhar trorkxon a Doe prinoipln whichum Uboi and clothing enormouily. •ample sent on two agenta, latrlasle m«rlt maklne it a phnnoretnal anoowa everywhere. Illu*tratelciroalaraand tormitm. J. WORTH,Soil M'F'R.ITIO F'NKIIN Att.ST.lOUISiMO, WIWI4M ie to unww fcr —e »Wnl YAWAEN»«I, IASCMIIWIAI AWITMXIMJ Where Are You Going? When do you nt art Where from? Ilowmany Iu y.iur party? What amount o! freight or bittfuage lnive you? What rout«* do you prefer? Upon m-cipt of nil answer to th« above quea tionayoii will urni. tr. o oxpciiHe, *itb the lo went |j A ratee, also mann, time 11 A tablee,pHni. plileta, "rRH l|||TDBllther vain ah e Inform- ITI k*h*a* ^m'ttlonwhii will save trouble, time hh1 monpy. Agents w call in perunn where hmwhi y. Parties Bi reafly to answer ahoy* f|\ie!*tini Ahnnld Cot OOt and pte»rrva thl« rmtc* for future refaratuM. i»rrva thi« rmic* for future refeteftoa maybeona« umHi. r. H. wutat* B»r.ern] porscrsM Aftut Pa'il, Itlaa* •sad in a»w au* el CUIVCft I Ntalaate, Tootkaetia, Karaok*, NKUWALOIA, IOM THROAT, Catarrk, Crtup, Frnt Mta, •era Nlppm, Cakid Braastt, Lams Bask, E U A I S Sprains, BralsM, Cuts, Barns, OM Saras, Al p- Sold by Druggitf*. 60c. and $1.00. HAMLIN'S BLOOD AND LIVKN PILL* hi- Bast la Ilia World. Try Tlma. CBs. rtONO BOOK MAILED FREE. Addreee WIZARD OIL CO., tOHN FARN8W0RT1I, Tt. n w.Yotmo, Rwk OF RaOmn CRESCO, IOWA. ReoeiTca Deposits, and Makes Ptl lections. a Bays tad Metis Cxckanas, Oowraaieat Boa* and other securities and doea.a general anlrta| Drafts on Europe for Side. improved and Unimproved Real Esteite, Bought and Sold Commission. Passage Tickets at Reduced Rates- Blanks. Blanks. Jisticu' Blanks of All Kiiii Constantly on Hand CmpumlulB, Mtoriuji' Hub, Including Deeds, Real Estate Mori* gages, Notes, Mechanics' Liens, Chattel Mortgages, Original Notices. Prices Alwavs Reasonable. NO MORE EYE-GLASSES MORE EMITCHELL'S YE-SALVE A Certain. Safe, and KfTrrtlvo Remedy for SORE, WEAK, & INFUMED EYES, Producing Long-Sightedness. A Restor ing the Sight of the Old. Csres Tear Drops, Granulations, Stye Tumors. Red Eyes, Matted Eye Lashtt, 1*1) HKWHTIH qriCK BEI.IFi HO rflUUJFJT fl'KR. A If", equally eflicarion* when lined In othei maladies, mirh us I'lcem. Fever Sorea, Tumor*. Suit Kkenm, llarnn. Pile*. Ol wherever inflammation rhid MiTt 'II WtVWf% tl/lMsVE may he useil to advantage. Beldfcr all Oreaelata at 23 THE OMIT TSUB TONIC IUNMW _______ ..JaaBijrta «or», Oliw a tlmr, kialttf ceaiMM. u at rouaterfeitlnc only add* to ltiMf» An Excellent RonteP^ Tonrwts, mislness men, aettlers and Others dealring to reach any place in Central or north ern Montana, I»akota, Minnesota, or Ptiget IPound ami Pacific Const pointn xhoulil investl ipate Hoarding the rateB ami advantage offered |bj this route. A rate from Chicago or Pt.Patil to l'mtft Bound or Pacific Coust points $5.00lower than via any other line la guaranteed. Accom modaj| STtPAUL "a11" iU*NirajBAf» ton ,!«• JtAILWAY. tann Watertown, Aberdeen, Kllendale, Fort Dufonl and Bottineau, Dakota, are a few ol th« rineipnl pointa reached via recent extensionso' road. For maps or other information ad dreft* C. II. WARBEM,General PaeaeusK Aaeat, $t. Paul. Minn. S«»d t** mtt Northwest. mmmm mm i CHICAGO, ST. PAU*. —AND— Kansas City Railway. (K1KKKSOTA HORTHWKSTER*^ LIMITED TKAIN BETWEEN ST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS CHICAGO. v CONN1XTION 11ADE FOB NEW YORK, BOSTON, PHILADELPHIA, CLEVELAND, WASHINGTON, BUFFALO. BALTIMORE, DETROIT, .U CINCINNATI, COLUMBUS, INDIANAPOLIS, PEORIA, LOUISVILLE, A29D ALL POINTS EAST AND SOUTH Direct Line to ST. LARIL, IXTBl'QOR, KANRAa CITY, DICS MOINK.S, 4.KAVICN WOItTH, LYLK, MAItSIIALLTOWN, AND ALL POINTS SOUTH AND WfiSCC Only Line In the West Kenning "MANN BOUDOIR CARS," c., ST. p. & K. c. Sleepers and Buffet Smoking Cm ON ALL NIGHT TRAINS, Parlor Chair Cars and Elegaut Combination Coachei ON ALL DAY TRAINS. For full information apply *t nearest II ISM Ticket Office, or 4, A. HANUiY, Trafflo MaaMfr* M. 9 AMU MJMB The Great Popularity Of Ayer's Pills is undoubtedly due t* tlie fart that people liave found thetft tlie very best remedy that could bt procured (or Biliousness, Constipatiort, Headache, and various other complaint* of the Stomach and Bowels. For Sick Headache, caused by a dlS» ordered condition of the atoiua h, Ayer'a Pills are the most reliable remedy." S. C. Brailburn, Wortlungton, Mass. Half a bo* of Ayer's Pills restored my appetite."—C. O. Clark, Daubury, Conn. Four boxes of Ayer's Fills cared ma of Liver Complaint."—E. L. Fultoa, Hanover, N. 11. Ayer's Pills, Prepared by Dr. .I.C. Ayer%f'o.,Iowell,Ms«S. Bold ly nil Druggists and Dealers In Medicine* WORCESTER! UNABRIDGED QVARTO DICTIONARY Wiii» or without Drnls n'* Pitent ln'let. EDITION OF 188*. Enlarged bjr the Addition of 4 New ProDouociog Biographical Dietary of nearly 11,000 maw?, and 4 New ProDoimciDg Gazetteer of lie Woflt, noting am! to- iiir over so,000 glares. V i tain ngi n OVER 12,500 NEW WORDS, ncontlv t' K't.'cr with A Table of rt.OOO word* In General with their Hynonymea. Hum] win tort-cits ni rui-Pmrim The National Staodard of Amcricas Literatire. oilitHn of I.iiir p'Io t, Kolmm. Bryant. I In •, Wl, nnl 'I'«T "W be fur d.il ilThe l've eminent Amrrirnii autlie S, foil Worrost r. "Ji pr nt» t'i" iisair* «f all ea' F.ntrli •ittciT." It |i ik author.ty of tin i, in? marnzinrs enl ncn*pati*-r» -f th* rou-.tiy •nl i lie Na! mini I'fpirlm nt* at WaaMng on. Oliver Wendell Holmes aaya: r'» Wcti'Tary emutant jr u-ln OCP OHM nil Wcl'-trr» reposed ra i: I n 1 nsultati n. RecogrzeH Authority on FrocanciattOL [•ll^s I 1.1 in'* t'w ar-rptel aid ha« b«i«n car i (1 as th -tun nrd bv o lea Mnir nratorr, bv "', i fai 'f o h'M. pm rp Sft l«. i»t i lr», (iarnrm. Hi lanl an fl 1 Imijrfia u»f Worohtat thin ity en irr ininriati From Hon. Clias. Samner. Th«' b«-»t nutb nlty." From Hon Edward Kverett. "S I* wthotf uphv nnl proncnclatl n pr senfcas wr«« 1 -.m aw.ire, e at approved usage of Mr 1 iiguaire." From Hon. James A, Garfield. "Th •mon' rflhb'c utandarrt author fy of the HMf* (It i Itngua e *it*no N writ on and ni oken." From Hon. Alexander H. Stephens* "Woree»t*i'» lict onarv ii the stindard «ltl Bt.' Fo Sal I y all bo i«ellein. I B. LIPP1UC0TT COIPAHY, FlDlisfelll, 7U and 717 Market Street, Phllade pbla. n HUMPHREYS*IStSt DS.EUHFEBETS' Cloth & Cold Bindinf 1«« r*«a.wtth Steal lUiwfi* BAILKB rata. In n* year*.—Special Prescriptions tt *n eminant Fiijtician. simple. Sab sad Msta, CUBES- raiea. Fevers, Congestion, Inflammations.. Worms, IVona Fevea Worin Colie .. Crilug Colle, or Teething of tetania IMarrhea ol Children or Adults SOS 1 3 a 4 ft 6 7 rillig volte, or 'learning oi tniaaw Ilysenterv, Marrhea ol Children or Adults. Gripiog, Hilious uolis.... Cholera Slorbna, Vomiting t'ougha, ull, lironcUitia Neuralgia. Toothache, Kacesthe.... Headaenee, Nick Headache. Vertigo.. Dyspepsia. Bilioin Stomach ..• aupprrssea or Painful Periods. Whites, too Profneo Periods... I'roup. I uiiKh, Difficult Breathing.... ISall Rheuin. Kiynipelaa. Fruptioas.. Ibeuntaliam. Hlieumatir I «ins 'ever and Ague, *'hill», Ms aria..... 'Ilea, Blind or llleedmg HOMEOPATH IO Influenza, Tatar??, scute or chronic. —. Whooping Cough, Violent Coughs.. Asthma. Oppressed Breathing....... Bar lllaehargee. Impaired Hearing aercfnla, Enlarged tJiandf. Swelling General Debility. Physical Weakness Itropsv. snd (Scanty Hffcretoms £ea aickness, Sickness from Riding .. KMney IMsrase StilNerveua Debility, teromsl Weak aess, or Involuntary Dischsrgee... Sere Month. Canker... I rlnary Weakness. Wetting Bed. Painful IVrlods. with Bpssm .... .» IHseasea of the Heart, Pslrntstion l.J Epilepsy, Spssm. \i'«s Psnce...l,l lilphtnrrls. Ulcerated Bore Tli Chront^ConjeMtons A Kroptiona SO 31 S«| S3 3-4 S E I I S fcold by DrnjrffiBU. or ••nt poet paid, OP HUMPHREYS' HOMEOPATHIC VETERINARY SPECIFICS For Horses, Cattle, Shea* Dogs, Hogs, Poultry. 1500 PAGE BOOK ea Treat, •est «f Animate aa4 Chart Hent Free. Humphreys' Wed. ^^10Wuli»wSljJlT| Very Wonderful Are tlie efforts produced by tlie line of Ayer's Sarsnpuriila. Sores, Scabs, Glandular Swellings, lioils, Carbuncles, and all kinds of Humor* disappear, as if |y taa^ic, by tlie use of this Standard Blood-Purifier. ¥. C. James, of Albany, Greene Co., Tenn., writi-H: Aver's Saraaparitla •aved the life of my only child. Whea three years oM, her lu-ad was covered with Scrofulous Sores. She liecatne almost helpless. Skillful physicians did all th«*y could to relieve her, but failed. At last I purchased a lmttle of Ayer's Sarsaparilla, gave it to her according to directions, and she immediately le pan to improve. Encouraged by the result, I continued to give her this inodi ciiie until the cure was complete." Ayer's Sarsaparilla, Trci.ared lv l»r. ,T. Aver fc Bold by I.0»,ll.Msss. all l)ruk'gUts. Price 1, six bottles, LOW TOURIST RATES. For $47.50 a first-class round trip ticket, good for OO tiny.", with stop-over privileges, can De obtiuned from St. Paul to Great Falls, Mon tana, the rnming turing centre of the northwest. a snswut. OnlyS56.00 Saiut PaulU to Helena Huln turn.|H ANITQBH Klmllarn. net ions Ivl SAIL*** ^^from points «»,t and eouth. Rates correspondingly as low will be nanvfd to points in Minnesota and Da kota, or upon Puget Sound and the Pacific (•Mat. For further particulars address ". H. WABKEN, fien'l u.ss. Agent, M. Paul, Minn. QURES PILES. SALT RHEUM, E E BURNS SCALDS, SOKES, WOUNDS, IN FANT'# SORES AND CHAFING, SORE NIPPLES. AN INVALU A E E E Y O CATARRH. RELIABLE onuoeisTS ecu N A POSITIVE GUARAMTCS. Dr.NlcNAMARA'S MEDICAL ROOMS. Fstnl'l In Milwaukeo.NfiLfveove of Nnrrnns anil Keiusl dii 1ASTKAXB00D wSuSu. COMPLETELY RESTORED. Kirinnf Disensns, (tanorrnoaa, Bji'liiti*. etc., ftiMMidily onrsd hi cilia mmtMlias. flail on or ea. 0 BROADWAY. MILWAUKEE. VS. For the benefit lot those CHEAP EXCURSIONS looking for new locations or investments, semi monthly excursions have b*en arranged, at oae fare for the round trip, to all points in Dakota and Minnesota. Tickets IM days. Kor maps and dress C. H. WAKKKS, tieneral Passenger Agent, £t. Taul, Minn. Ma*u*A«goodad*forJk«*olandTIparticularsLwviLiuonwrlrtntui.»classANltosAtafirfurtherluiwuci v« HERISKRT DAKKY. M. A., M. .C.H. PHYSICIAN, Eye and Ear Surgeon, ORANOBRi MINI*. OPTICS X0Uft« Mf 1M9 a. 9 1 tf p, SM to* 9'