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When I'm o-.t playin' some place where
, sometimes she
My ma cen t see
Comes to our door—neu she atari's there
ATT •remrr am''round, an' ealTs to me.
If shSToayst, "Joty, o.ime right in,"
I Wait, all puity'soon she's gone
an' men l axin
An ' I 'ist keep a playin'_on._
I ain't corner
Ken—so, when she sees
She opens up th' door again
Ah' looks wlte at th' plae* I eUun
Out of th' fence to play, and
>'v¥-ou f J«e r "Oome- in th' hou#o! M
But J wait till she shuts th' door—
An' new 1 go an' play some more.
I '1st keep still
But nen she come out purty soon
Again, an' look for me some mqve,
An' says; "Q, Joey, it's 'bout noon.
fV&le* you fcow two times before!'*
An' I l*t keep on playin'—so
Tore long: She»6 at th' door asalh,
But this titpe she says: "Come in, Joe!'*
But—f 'keep Son a playin' non.
Nen after while I hear kef' walk
Out on th' porch an 'look for me;
I keep wite still an' hear her talk
An' say; "Now,
Aft - new: if.'Ytu Joseph Henry Oreen!
Have I got to come after you?"
You bet I know '1st what she mean—
An'.I go in 'at time—I do!
—W„ tn Chicago Daily Trfcuue.
'here can that boy be?"
1 -'By Mary Belle Poole Mason.
*1 ; i't ' :'
T HE Struggle was ended. She was
de^d—thank God! I alone of all
who had sung the praises of those
beautiful, star-like eyesustood there to
close down well- over them the soft,
creaky lids for aU, .time—for a strange,
beautiful or horrible eternity.
"Very ealtnly 1 composed the slender
limbs.. Those tired feet would rest
now; that weird, imaginative, tor
tured braiq./had ceased to fertilize or
materialize; that heart—a" poet's un
readable' ' joy-snatching, self-AgonlziUg
heart whose depths so few of us can
eyenpppceiye of, much less penetrate—
had ceased to beat.
reap tbe' end trad come—the end of
all things for her.
Ah, how much she had always been
dMlieft'tltflt Shf hid longed for!
A small, not -too plentiful fed
canary, in an odd, pretty-looking cage
triSt mfibfe fn 'fiW'winddw, broke sud
denly Into a perfect,joy-flood of song.
It, too, seemed to be thanking God
for her release. Her small room looked
so Hkeiilierself with its dainty hang
in§s o£ pitjk, ajud the bed, on which the
remnant of nerself—that singular, at
tractive, almost whoHy unMibwn: self—
iapr.was.wltttf. dVttk a delicate lace
'X^bolt twd lay side by side—both
look$4 worn out,ffonvreading. A half
finished manuscript with the pen still
in the ink lfiy on a'Uttle table, where
alaoibloocied forth from a tiny pot a
purple heliotrope. A photograph of a
beautiful, silver-haired woman, her
mother, another of a splendidly hand
some m^n in the flush of fullest youth,
with 'blue-gray dyes and gold-tinted
hair, and yet another of a man with
ldue-gra^- eyes, also, but with hair
turned pj-ematurely silver-gray and a
month s'tfeet as a woman's, but strong
to iendure and strong to deny itself
thq,joy of other lips beyond his
Pictures 'are these of two men
her life that she had loved,
wpre dozens of them she had admired,
flirted with, laughed at, worshiped for
tfielr culture Or physical perfection.
These two she had loved.
I did not weep for her—not one
sftigle tear. Ah, no! When the breath
suddenly stopped I bent over her, and
a thrill of joy such as I had not felt
for years permeated my very being.
She could not suffer
she had suffered so much.
I lighted the peach-dRaw shaded
lampi—how well she knew the eternal
fltnesh 6f things. Everything beauti
ful appealed toiler more intensely than
to anyone I ever knew.
Once she had said (in these last and
saddest days of all): "I am a sybarite,
with my .intellectual and physical pal
ate always unsatisfied." 1 turned the
light a bit higher.
How quiet the room segmed since
she had leased to be of it and a part
, of i(. H^y she bad always filled up
any place tfliere she Was, with that ip
explainable force ol her own personal
ity «■/ Jty .thoughts kept going back,
back, back, back—to a beautiful man
sfbri, on a fashionable boulevard.
Thferg is that Intense hush of ex
any more; and
neqtancy., Joy, doubt, pain and hope
dwell in every breast. The servants
m^ve'about noiselessly. The great
machinery of a home-world stands al
most still. Then the doctor comes
smiling out of a luxuriously furnished
aparlnidlU: "All Is w'ell. It is a
beautiful girl baby, weighing ten
_ is grcAl ryqicing. And one
day the 'nurse brings pompously out
a long bundle (Vf kilk and lace and fer
. l^i»ed, l QnsJ)rcudories, and vte are all
permitted to gaze upon it; for it is
topped by a little brown head, a' round,
creamy face SlTd two great hits of black
-mimt th*» dance ami.- sparkle and
sbjflp, gyen, .Uiea.with a strapg
ifhowable something that held
nWitet HR' a tfaafte. A fftffid' father
, tesaes-her up in the air and-,exclaims;.
L°, bq Uie beimty, <?f
tJF©- Hfimy. Such limbs, such e^es,
hands:- ■> ■
■ -iA^j*i.'tfee. scow! ; shitty, Reverses
have come. The mansion is gone.
I Bee 'way up in the pinelands 'of
Mississippi a little' girl of ten years
, JW»a*»*ir»pe Jn a jK'VuM, 1 '* wffiootyuxl.
MW, ^hf ^SSeS' in rrery
thttg 4*8611'* beautiful child,"with
w**. . *|| ifwiwrVi
Again I hee, among the girl gradu
ates pt a fashionable seminary for
' W^tF'MMusfW nbtrthern
city, a young girl come before the foot
lights to read her essay. She wears
icSTler gerarrum nbweni oasrrea here
and there about her .AbMddars and*
bosom and in the midnight of her
bolr. She U the encored, the admired,
the sought-after, by scores of fashion
able young mea. She says to me that
night, after she is In bed, her great,
velvety eyes shining and gloaming:
"Oh, It is such a delicious thing just
to be alive—to enjoy! I am happy,
happy, so happy!"
Then .the years sHp Into each other.
The season of joy needs no recording.
On the bosom of the langorous, sea
green river,, way dov. n in the ricelands
of Louisiana, a little boat comes drift
ing slowly, slowly.
Its occupants are a man and a wom
an, both young, both beautiful.
They seem made for each other by
the laws of nature and love. But,
alas, there is ao-joy In their farce,
only an unconquerable longing, a deep
desire and a patient despair on his;
on hers a fierce revolting against the
cruel hand of destiny that is crushing
her against the rack.
They love, indeed, "not wisely, but
tbo well." - v
In all her checkered career no one
ever quite understood her as this man
or loved her so utterly. A mist comes
over my eyes. Tho still figure on the
bed had never ceased to thrill, even
to the very last hour when we spoke
together of this one—the tender lover
who had no right to love—the friend
that had through everything stood by
her and shielded her as best he might,
even to the bitter end.
On the mantle now were delicacies of
fruit and confections and sweet red
roses that he had sent only yesterday.
How her beautiful dying eyes had
lighted up when she saw this last proof
of his love, and she had murmured
faintly: "True to the uttermost."
But back again to the man and the
woman and the boat adrift on the sun
They say good-by. They know full
well the hopelessness of it all; for he
is botind by an irrevocable tie; held by
bonds of law when love had sickened
and digd, almost ere it had a begin
He must renounce the heaven of her
lava He must battle with life and
still his pain. She must endure. Wom
en and sorhe men can endure.
There are flirtations, there are lov
ers, there are exploits, for she was a
creature who lived only on new expe
riences—was so from her very baby
She held, her own bravely.
Then oAe day she came to me with a
hew glad light dp.her eyes, and said
she could love again.
And when I saw the man my in
credulity died. He was the most beau
tiful specimen of physical manhood I
ever saw. The strong, fine limbs, the
wonderful breadth of shoulder, the
winning smile, the caressing manner,
the blue-gray eyes and gold-tinted hair,
the rich bloom on the milk-white skin,
all were what she most delighted in.
A few months of happy wooing and
winning. A grand wedding. A Louis
iana "across the lake" wedding, with
flowers ..everywhere and music and
Ghee again, cm that night she came
to me with shining eyes and cried out:
"I'm happy, happy, happy!"
And she who had been shielded from
everything, went out into the world
to meet and grapple with the agony
we call living.
All went well for a time..
Then came physical pain, such as
she had never dreamed of—the little
baba with the gold-tinted hair was
Then the grind of life—the ups and
downs of daily intercourse; the asso
ciation of two natures heretofore dis
tinct and separate.
Sometimes she laughed and some
times she cried. Everything was so
new. She did not like the housekeep
ing (she never did to the very last);
the buying of the groceries always
caused within her an intense feeling of
disgust. Some very practical people
condemned her. I never did.
She was born for the ethereal things
Hers was a poet soul.
She could no more discuss the mar
ket price of butter or eggs than she
c-ould tolerate the coarse or unattrac
tive in nature or sj.rt. He humored her
in almost everything. - And though
himself a practical man of the world,
perhaps he understood her far better
than any of us. I know to her dying
hour she always spoke of him in terms
of adoring love.
Just as she was trying to master the
everydayisms of existence—was learn
ing (and pretty aptly, too) to play the
new role of housewife and the practi
calities that hem the border of all do
mestic life, the first fearful blow came.
Her husband died after a short ill
ness. At first she could not compre*
bend the awfulness of it. "It could not
be true." "What had he done? What
had she done to deserve such a thing?"
"Why was happiness again snatched
from her lips just as she was about to
enjoy the fullness of it?*'
She wanted love and happiness here
in this world. She didn't want to die
in order to secure the priceless boon.
Some people found it here In the very
"Why should he, young and beautl
fill, fill a long, narrow space in a mar
ble-dotted cemetery, instead of being
alive,to love her, to shield her, to be
Then after the first craze of agony
was .over, she foubd she must go out
bi&y world and begin the fierce
Stntgffle-for 'an existence.
If she had been ordinary in any way
it would have been easier. But she was
attractive, beautiful. A fatal card for
the women ''Who are compelled to play
the.,double part of a man and woman
tfifi, . ,
Many a time she would come In from
the office with blazing eyes and burn
I must be
"Just another new insult
degenerating when a man
of that caliber dareu approach me.
What have I done to deserve such pun
ishment? I have a right to earn my
bread'without these side-thrusts com
ing La me continually."
i Sometimes I was almost surprised
she didn't do something desperate.
ThAfi one day she caane in and calmly
told mo that she ,had resigned her po
sitiou and would just go at her stories
again. Sometimes they sold Well, and
then we' "lived high;" fruit, flowers,
long-tailed gowns, theater tickets and
excursions up the big Mississippi and
across the lake.
Sometimes they were returned—
stacks of them; I remember one week
that the postman consequentially hand*
ed me back nine. She would lock blue
for a moment, and then laugh. She
once laid she had a lot of good fun ont
of herself, her ha.os ami mishaps, and
would whisper dramatically, "The fate
When these hard times would come
she bore them ilk! a hero—yes like a
hero, for there was a truly masculine
philosophy about her. But the strain
after a while began to tell on a frame
r.ot too strong, though she had always
had perfect health.
The irregular fare—for some days
we had nothing at all In the little house
but bread and a bit of molasses—and
the uncertainty of even making ends
meet; even the missing of the laughter
and admiration that had been hers al
ways wherever she went, told upon
Then one day a letter came—it waa
from i lie.man who had drifted with her
in the boat that May day long ago. I
trembled for her then—for them both.
He wanted to come and see "her just
once more, I knew how hungry was her
heart—how barren and empty of all
joy or pleasure her poor little work-a
day life. I did not say one word. She
got up and walked the little room many
times; for not the first time of late I
was struck with the change in her.
She grew thinner daily; the velvet of
her eyes more Intense, and they were
almost abnormally large.
At last she turned to me, almost de
fiantly, and said: "I will let him come.
I feel now that the end is not far off—
the end of all things. I've suffered
almost enough. Ton know this is a
world of compensation. I have had so
much of happiness—I don't believe any
girl ever was so terribly happy; and
I've had almost as much of misery—
almost—not quite. Yes, I will see him
again! I will snatch at joy for one
brief hour. Ah, try love of long ago,
my dear love of the May-time and the
rippling streams and budding flowers,
I will see thee once more, clasp thy
dear hand and kiss thy lips. The lips
that I have yearned for a touch of for
years. Yes, you shall come—come
soon—for T am going out into the un
known. I feel it here," with her hand
upon her heart. "I don't mind It at all
now, love; I'm so tired, so tired"" A
blinding sea of tears swept over my
eyes. She had never spoken like this
before—had been brave and even pa
tient for her, for hers had never been
a "meek and quiet spirit."
Well, he came. They were alone to
gether for hours. I could not rest. I
knew her strange, emotional nature—
her broad views ou almost every sub
ject I knew him, too. Knew that he
was honorable, high-minded, noble al
most, but I also knew he was a man—
a man of passionate sense, of poetical
Renunciation had been the price they
paid for a love that came unbidden—
came because they were counterparts.
"Would they be as strong again?"
After a while I heard the front door
open and his departing footsteps. She
came in. At first I could not look up
(God forgive me for that first and only
moment of doubt). I was afraid.
Then she came and knelt down be
side me and whispered softly, in al
most the same old tone: "I'm so
happy, so happy, so happy."
Then she raised her face and our
eyes met. Thank God! she had con
quered again—conquered self—that
throbbing, thrilling flesh and blood
self that could live within only love's
fold. * * * « * * «
She was going fast now, weakening
daily, but still at her desk writing,
writing. Ah, say what you will, she
had many a spark of genius—her
thoughts were original and strong and
When the end came it came quite
suddenly. She had been writing all
day. A half finished manuscript lay
on the table before her and a sealed
letter addressed to him, with the pen
still in her hand (I went over to her—
she had been silent so long). Just at
the end of his name Rhe had become
unconscious from very weakness.
I lifted her up tenderly and laid her
on the white lace-covered bed that had
been her tender pride. Once only she
roused and whispered: "Is it hard to
die? I'm almost afraid—don't let go
my hand." Then she murmured faint
ly the two names she had loved—the
names of the men who had made up
her life, and sighed deeply and whis
pered: "I've been so tired—I can rest
now." Then a desperate clutching of
my hand for a moment, as if, as she
had said, she was afarid; then a sort of
shudder through all her limbs; then
a stillness that. I knew was death crept
through the pink-draped room.
I arose, like someone grown suddenly
feehle and old, leaned over her and
closed her eyes, and said: "Thank
I knew that to-morrow with its
agony would come for me, but for her
it was over—all over—thank God.—
N. O. Times Democrat
Dueloi'N Know n (iood Thinf?.
Congressman John Sharp Williams
tells of a man in Mississippi who is
a hypochondriac of the first order.
This individual's failing is a source ot
never ending amusement to his fellow
townsmen. It was of this man that
somo one humorously remarked, in an
swer to a question as to how the side
man was gelting on. that "he com
plained that he was feeling somewhat
Mr. Williams says that the hypo
chondriac was one day telling a friend
of his efforts to regain his old time
health. He ran over the list of doc
tors whom he had consulted. Where
upon the friend remarked:
"Well, old man, I must, say that, you
appear to have lots of faith in doc
"Certainly I have," replied the sick
man. "Don't you think the doctors
would be foolish to let a good custom
er like me die?"—N. Y. Tribune.
Some Ii!** Flyer*.
Of birds now in existence, probably
the one with the greatest expanse of
wing in proportion to the body, and
with the greatest power of flight, is the
frigate or man-o'-war bird. This bird
apparently flies more by skill than by
strength, for it has no great carrying
powers. The wandering albatross, the
largest of all sea bird*, Is also one ot
our strongest flyers. One bird waa
known to fly at least 3,160 miles in
12 days. This bird was caught, tagged,
released and caught again.—Prom "Na
ture and'Science" la ■St Nicholas.
FARMER AND PLANTER.
EXPERIENCE WITH COW PEAS.
They Make Hctt.r Hay Far Balk
Than Anything KUf.
Having spent the first flfty-two years
of toy life In northern Pennsylvania
and uouthern New York my acquaint
ance with the cow-pea has been limit
ed to the last few years. Five years
ago I obtained a few bushels of seed,
and in lha spring of 1399 1 put ir. three
acres for hay with a wheat drill, sow
ing one bushel per acre. Also 3owed
one and one-half acres for seed, using
the same drill, using but two hoes
making the rows three feet apart.
The lot for hay made only a fail
growth and was cut during a hot and
rainy spell of weather. I thought the
hay ruined, but the cows ate it so well
I took courage to try again.
The one and one-naif acres for seed
were cc'rivated and taken good card
of, and gave thirty bushels of goo*'
The next year I had ten acres of pe t
hay and eighty busnels of seed. Hav;
tried the last two years sowing a fe >r
for pasture and find they make spiel -
did grazing for cows and hogs. Horsi i
do not like them green.
Abouf October 1, some years ago, I
began feeding both cows and horsi s
on the pea hay. Never saw a team pick
up so quickly. Two months after I
changed feed on Torses, giving them
corn fodder, still continuing the pe i
hay to the cows, and using the refuss*
to bed them with. After a few day s
it eccurred to me that perhaps th t
horses would eat (lie refuse from th)
cows. After feeding this once and the;
heard me getting it next morning the.'
showed more anxiety to get it tha:i
'ever to gei their corn. Two years ago
we had a fair to good Jersey cow,
fresh in December; on one gallon o!
feed per day, composed of corn, buck
wheat and wheat bran and what pen
hay she would eat, made ten poundr
of gutter per week.
I have fed the different kinds of hay;
from my experience 1 much prefer the
cow-pea., hay to any other, both for
beef arid milk. I am often asked what I
fepd my horses that makes them so
well. I can only answer cow-pea hay
and a little corn. The last man to
whom I made that answer said, 'Will
they eat it" In company with several
neighbors the other day, talking of
cow-pea hay, one sa d, "It is bad stuff
unless you have plenty of it, for if
you feed to stock for a time they will
not eat anything else."
I find it no more trouble to cure cow
pea hay than a heavy growth of any
other hay. Some complain that it
hangs together, so that it is hard to
handle. My way is. after it is raked
into windrows, with a wheel rake, to
put. three rakefuls in a bunch. First
fold together the middle rakeful, then
either of the other turn and lay one at
a time. A bunch put up in this way
will pitch apart nicely in three fork
fuls, and after a little experience, if
to be taken off by hand, the loader
need get it tangled up but little.
I like them very much to grow be
tween a corn and wheat crop. Think
the wheat does better and looks far
better without the piles of old stalks
and roots all over the field. As a land
renovator I consider them equal to
anything I have ever tried,
seem to be just the thing to precede
a crop of wheat.
When we plant for seed we put them
In the last of June, and are never
troubled with bugs unless we keep
them over the second year. If we had
plenty of barn room would prefer to
mow them away and thresh in winter,
then we could feed most of the straw.
Not being so fortunate we lay a floor
of plank on the ground and thresh
with flails as soon as ripe. However,
they will keep well in stack until next
spring. Can thresh them at a cost of
five cents per bushel in this way.
Lately a friend told me of the suc
cess some boys had threshing cow
peas with an old wheat thresher. They
took out all the concave teeth, then
kept taking teeth out of the cylinder
until only a few remained. Then suffi
ciently reducing ihe motion, proceeded
to thrash over 700 bushels, cleaning
them nicely and not breaking any
more than if they had been threshed
by hand on the floor.
I thought 1 had seen quite enthusias
tic' in sounding praises for the cow
pea, buc find neighbors getting far
ahead of me in this respect. Do they
pay? Yes, in every way.—Cor. Practical
HOG PASTURE FOR THE SOUTH
Field* Attacked by Root ParHiite*
a Good Place to '■ i
In many parts of the south cotton
has, on account of the almost total dis
appearance of vegetable matter from
the soil, ceased to yield satisfactory
crops of lint. In some neighborhoods
a soil or root parasite has lately at
tacked the crop and threatens to make
It Impossible to grow cotton on such
fields. What to do with the fields
which can no longer grow cotton is a
Very few ootton fanners grow the
bacon consumed by themselves and
their hands. Still fewer grow the for
age required by their stock. A natural
and promising use for such sick cot
ton fields is to turn them into pastures
for hogs, mules and other stock. Cot
ton is . commonly grown upon light,
sandy loam. Such soil in the hot and
drouthy climate of the cotton region
will not grow the tame grasses es
teemed In the north. But in Bermuda
grass the southern farmer has a per
ennial grase of the best quality and
one that will grow upon any soil that
will grow cotton. With Bermuda grass
for summer and crimson clover for
winter pasture, the southern farmer
may have an all-the-year-round pas
ture that should carry ten medium
weight pigs all the time.
In the United States north of Florida,
Bermuda grass does not bear seed.
The grass is propagated by root cut
tings. Three barrel* of these will
plant, one acre. The grass is so com
mon along roadsides that the roots
can usually be had for the gathering.
A Bermuda pasture may be set at any
time of the year. But early spring Is
best. The field should be furrowed at
about five feet apart and the root cut
tings dropped Into the furrows &nd
covered two or three inches deep. A
lit!* white clover and Bakhara clover
seed planted at the same time will
give an agreeable variety to the pas
ture. The field should not be pastured
until the grass has ran through the
vacant spaces. If the land Is very
poor, nitrate of soda at the rate of
190 pounds per acre should be applied
at time of setting the grass, or as soon
os growth beings. In any case an
abundant supply of lime, potash and
phosphoric acid must be furnished. All
worn cotton soils in the upland region
ace deficient in lime. Without this no
clover succeed. Potash is bast sup
plied to such soils la- the form of
kalnit. A good foertilizer is kainit and
acid phosphate in equal quantities. Of
the mixture apply as a top dressing
every spring about 500 pounds per acre.
About September 1 of each yeaf broad
cast upon the Bermuda sod about 45
pounds of crimson clover seed in
chaff for each acre of pasture No
coverings or preparations for the clover
seed are necessary. By taking stock
off from the pasture March 18 till May
15, two tons of hay can be harvested.
The pasture herein described may be
still further improved for hogs by
broadcasting upon it about one ounce
per acre of the seeds of parsley, thyme
and sage—plants of which hogs are
fond. The flavor of these herbs will
give a "gamey" flavor to the meat.
After the pasture has been for some
years in use the land may be broken
up and again be put into cotton if de
The root parasite will be
starved out and the soil filled with
vegetable matter which will carry
through several crops of cotton. In
stead of using crimson clover as above
described, we may use the sand or
hairy vetch. The common or Scotch
vetch is also good. The spotted clovet
Is excellent and is in value next to
If cotton growers will give this plan
a fair trial they will have cause to
bless instead of curse the root parasite
which has invaded their fields.
(Crimson clover thrives only on
soils receiving liberal rainfall during
the winter season; Spotted clover is
also fond of moisture, though not so
dependent upon winter rains as crim
son clover.)—Gerald McCarthy, Bot
anist, North Carolina Department of
The Movement For Cotton.
Never before in the history of any
farm interest has any government put:
forth such efforts to protect and sup
port an industry as is now seen in the
work done in behalf of cotton on the
part of the United States department
of agriculture. Cotton diseases, in
sects and improvement of seed are be
ing vigorously worked upon by in
vestigators and demonstrators. Not
satisfied with this, Secretary Wilson
has instructed for the establishment of
diversification farms upon which to
show the people a profitable way out
of an all-cotton system. The move
ment means much for the prosperity of
our agriculture. Texas is the chief
beneficiary at this time, because she
has been the only 6u,fferer from the
boll weevil, hut in lime >the whole
south will see the entire system of cot
ton culture vastly Unproved.—Farm
Whey, skim milk and buttermilk ars
of great value as part of the ration
for fattening swine. There is practi
cally no difference in th» feeding value
of skim milk and buttermilk when
each is fed in prime condition. They
produpe rapid and economical gains
and a fine quality of bacon. The av
erage of many experiments shows that
475 pounds of skim milk are equal in
feeding value to 100 pounds of corn
Pigs will maintain their weight on
pasture without making any apprecia
ble gain if a half ration of grain is
fed. This gain will be utilized en
tirely in increasing weight. The best
pasture plant for pigs is alfalfa where
it will grow, while red clover, white
clover, bluegrase and rape are good
pasture in aliout the order named.
A pasture to be satisfactory for swin«
must he short anu tender. Experi
ments show that an acre of other pas
ture is equivalent to 2,600 pounds of
grain when fed the pigs.—Blooded
HERE AND THERE.
—Goats, when railed for the market,
can be made to yield a profit of 100
per cent, under ordinary conditons.
—Keep horses Well groomed and
clean and their skin will remain
healthy, while the appearance of their
hair will add to their value.
—The cattle oountry is rapidly sur
rendering to King Cotton. It is now
being clearly recognized that no other
plant, will withstand the dry weather
and hard winds better than cotton.
—Dairy farming offers proteetion
against dry weathor in a large meas
ure. The crops grown by dairymen
can be selected for hardiness to such
an extent that the flow of milk never
—Beef cattle, when dehorned, may
be shipped a great distance with pos
sibility of them Injuring one another
reduced to a minimum. Owners of
herds should bear this in mind when
assorting calves for fu,ture market.
—Rico growers of Texas and Louisi
ana are making a fight against the dis
crimination shown foreign rice over
the southern product in northern mar
kets, especially the great brewing, cen
—Raise the best grade of sweet po
tatoes and secure the highest, market
price, and in addition feel assumed that
your customers will be satisfied. A
stringy sweet potato which is sweet in
name only is worse than tough meat
or stale bread.
—Possibilities for the growing of
fruit trees in the southwest are un
bounded. Texas alone has 8,248,358
peach trees, is planting at the rate
of 1,000,000 trees a year andls now the
greatest state in the Union in the num
ber of trees.
—It is estimated that there are six
hundred kinds of weeds and grasses
growing In the Mississippi valley.
Sheep eat five hundred and fifty kinds,
horses 82 and cattle 56 kinds. Keep
at least 25 sheep on each 160-acre farm.
—The profitable milk cow fits Into
farm life so perfectly that she need not
displace other industries. Farm work
needs to be readjusted to permit
smooth working and best results, but
the total. Increase in labor la. not so
large as the Increase In total income.
The Noonday Mu' 1 Should Be Made
Not Only lalatable But
Luncheon Is usually a woman's meal,
as in a majority uf families the mea
can only appear at the table morning
and evening, says the Boston Herald.
Bach being the case, it too frequently
happens that mistresses allow this
meal to be prepared and served in a
careless, even slovenly fashion, and
that the dishes are hut too palpably
a rehash of previous meals.
Now there is no reason why the re
mains of yesterday's roast snould not
serve for to-da^'s luncheon, but there
is no need of serving it in an unap
petizing manner; nor does it follow
that because the meal is a simple ons
the maid should shirk her duties or
perform them in slip-shod fashion.
Remnants often taste better in com
bination than in their originaf form,
but they should appeal to the eye as
well as to the palate, while the maid
who is allowed to be careless at lunch
is soon likely to be equally slack at
breakfast and finally at dinner.
Scientists tell us we should seldom
indulge in a meal of exclusively cold
dishes, and one well made hot dish
should always appear at the lunch ta
ble. It may be only a thick soup, but,
if hearty, a potato or egg salad and a
cup of cocoa or chocolate will make a
satisfactory meal. So many combina
tions as well as omissions of courses
are allolvable that there should be lit
tle difficulty In planning luncheons,
while the housekeeper who is fond of
cooking and takes pride in originating
dishes can make (his home meal her
trump card without any appreciable
If the other dishes arc not very sub
stantial In character they may ba
helped out by a hearty soup. Ally
number of cream vegetable soups may
be evolved from the following general
directions: Mash the vegetable ami
press through a sieve: if not sufficient
ly tender, boil or steam until it can
be pulped. For each cupful of pu'p
make a thin white sauce with one ta
blespoonful of butter, one tablespoon
and a half of flour and one pint of
milk. Add seasoning to taste, mix
gradually with the pulp and simmer
for five minutes. Serve with this crou
tons or oyster crackers. In place of
cream, gravy or any meat stock may
be used, the flour being first browned
in the butter.
MODISH DRESS DETAILS.
Ornamental Trifles That Lend Tone
and Color to the Season's
The long chain fad shows no signs of,
The fancy for gold trimming on gowns
and wraps continues.
Banana is the term applied to a tint
that suggests apricot.
Fringes are a dominant note in day
and evening gowns, suys the Brooklyn
Deep fringes of silk, jet, pearls and Ir
idescent beads adorn both afternoon and
Holienne is a leading material for
dressy spring gowns.
Bats, buttercup*, coins, fleurs-de-lys
and daisies are favorite designs for but
tons and ornaments.
Hat pins of oxidized silver, cut jet,
steel and also of enamel are much larger
than they were last season.
Automobile pins are very large. They
resemble safety pins, are several inches
in length and a small ornament appears
in the upper band of the pin.
The revival of jet has led to the intro
duction of some quaint and occasionally
grotestque designs in brooches and
Gun metal, set with white stones, is a
favorite medium for buckles, belt and
The fern leaf design is prominent in
fine laces and also a garland pattern on
the pompadour order.
Enameled buckles to match belts of
Bulgarian embroidery are among the
novelties of the day.
Flowers for millinery are very'small
this season and unnatural in coloring,
roses appearing in every tint of the rain
bow as well as the natural shades, and
other blossoms in like variety.
Cut steel belt buckles and Lack pieces,
ornamented with peacock eyes and
feathers, are expected to prove very
popular as thfc season advances.
For evening wear gold and silver slip
pers are in evidence.
Jewelry fashioned from genuine coins
Is promised popularity during the com
Shantung silk tn natural color is a fa
vored fabric for spring coats.
Waste of Nerve Energy.
So many people needlessly and reck
lessly waste their nerve energy, says
Medical Talk. They drum the chair or
the desk with their fingers or tap the
floor with their toeg. They hold their
hands. They sit. In a rocking chair and
rock for very dear life. If they go up
stairs they make the whole body do the
work that was intended only for the
legs. If they write or sew they get
down to it with a vengeance and con
tract their brows and wrinkle their
foreheads ar.d grind their teeth. If
they have aii unusual iask to do they
screw and contract and contortion ev
ery muscle of the body, making them
selves tense and rigid all over, when
the work perhaps required but one set
of muscles or perhaps the mind onlv,
as the case might be. IVaste nerve en
ergy. Frittering it away. Little things
to be sure. Hut little things have a way
of adding themselves up Into big
' I hear you have a very unique way
of making people believe this is a
healthy town," said the close friend.
"Oh, yes," assured the land agent, "we
pay the only undertaker in town to con
tent himself with one meal per day."
"What good does that do?"
"Why, he looks so thin people think
be Is starving for the lack of business."
-^Chicago Daily News.
A gentleman riding with an Irishman
came within sight of an old gallows, and
to display his wit said:
"Pat, do you see that?"
"To be sure Oi do," replied I'at.
"And wfiere would you be to-day if
the gallows had its due?"
"Oi'd be riding alone," replied Pat.—
HADN'T THOUGHT OF THAT.
There Were Obstacles to the Free
Movement of Doors That
There waa a man who had read that it
Was safer to make the doors of all houses
Uvard instead of inward, says the
t Imago Tribune, .. ..
lie remembered it. and when he built a
house of his own he had ail the outer
doors hung in accordance with that idea.
One bright morning in March he moved
into his new home.
Late in the evening of the same day it
began to snow, and it kept on snowing un
til the ground was covered a foot deep.
Then the wind blew and piled the suow
After which it began to rain.
'The rain iater turned to sleet and the
mercury sunk 20 degrees.
And the next morning the neighbors
were astonished beyond measure at the
sight of a frenzied man with his head thrust
ond story front window of that
esticulating wildly to a boy on the
and begging him for heaven»
sake to go and cal! the fire department
and have the ice and snow blasted away
from hia doors so lie could open them and
get out of the house!
Something Like a Walter.
Stranger (to hotel proprietor)—Have
you a vacancy among your waiters?
Hotel Proprietor—Well, l don't know.
I suppose 1 might make a place for a man
of hoc address like you. Have you ever
had any experience in waiting?
"Well, 1 should say so. 1 waited 13
years to marry a girl, and last week she
married another fellow."—Stray Stories.
A Nurseryman's Experience.
Tarlton, Tenn., April 18tli.—Mr. E. J.
Morton, proprietor of the Tarlton
Nurseries, has given for publication some
of liis experiences, which, no doubt, will
interest u great many people who ate try
ing to overcome similar difficulties. Among
other tilings he says:
"1 will answer all inquirers who enclose
a stamp for reply and will be pleased to
tell them just now 1 cured myself of a
serious case of Kidney Urinary and Blad
der trouble which had tortured me for
over three years. I had a fearful burning
sensation when urinating and was in very
bad shape till I commenced to use a medi
cine called Dodd's Kidney Pills.
"In a very short time 1 found I was
gettiug better and I kept
completely cured. Every symptom of my
old trouble is gone and, besides being cured
of this particular trouble, my general
health is better than it has been for years.
I feel like a new man and am ready at ail
times to testify to the wonderful curing
powers of Dodo's Kidney l'ills."
till I was
Mrs. Bacon—I see by the papers that the
average family in the United States lias
four and seven-tenths persona.
Mr. Bacon—I suppose I'm tne seven
tenths in this family.—Yonkers States
For Cool Ins and Cleansing the BlooA
In Torturing, Dlallgarlng Humors
—uo Chocolate Fills iSSc.
Cuticura Resolvent Pills (chocolate
coated) are the product of twenty-live
years' practical laboratory experience in
the preparation of remedies for the treat
ment of humors of the skin, scalp and
blood, wit A loss of hair, and are confident
ly believed to be superior to all other
blood purifiers, however expensive. Com
plete external and internal treatment for
every humor may now he had for $1.90,
consisting of Cuticura Soap to cleanse the
skin, Cuticura Ointment to heal the skin,
and Cuticura Resolvent Pills to cool ana
cleanse the blood. A single set is often
sufficient to cure.
'07 (after slapping the wrong man fa
miliarly on the back)—"Oh, pardon me
u; t thought you were some one else.
'04--"1 oy are quite correct. 1 am."—
Hand Power liny Fremi $23.00.
Greatest, simplest, best invention of the
age. A boy can make regular sized 14xl8x
48 in. bales like fun, and two boys can
bale three tons per day easily.
SEND THIS NOTICE TO DAY
to the John A. Salzer Seed Co., La Crosse,
Wis., with 5c stamps for mailing, and get
their big catalog, fully describing this great
Hay Press, so also hundreds ot tools and
thousands of varieties of Farm and Vege
table Seeds. [K. L.]
Mabel—"Why didn't y
he put his aims around you?" Ethel—
"1 Avan ted to, but couldn't, and when I
could 1 didu t want to."—butte iuter
Ladies Can Wear Shoes
One size smaller after using Allen's Foot
Ease. A certain cure for swollen, sweating,
hot, aching feet. At all druggists, 25c. Ac
cent; no substitute. Trial package FREE.
Address A. S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
Great, minds must be ready not only to
take opportunities, but to make them.—
Do not believe Piso's Cure for Consump
tion has an equal for coughs and colds.—J.
F. Boyer, Trinity Springs,lnd., Feb. 15.1900.
It is, of course the unexpected that al
ways happens, but that doesn't make any
difference to the l-told-you-so person.—
Putnam Fadeless Dyes produce the
brightest and fastest colors.
It takes more than a fence to make a
garden.—Chicago Tribune. \
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