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Tlie lijilit Uict Lcipbters beauty's charm, that gics the finisltcd touch to tkcdrr.uiiig room or dining room, is the mellow glow of WAX CANDLES Sold tn all colors atwl shtdci to harmonize with any interior hangings or decorttiocs. J Uanufa-tured by V- STANDARD Oil- tU. j7 For aale evervn lit re. ( V- : fc i xen Ui ' M fKJ-lraVtJ Va V L. 2 5 A TOUCH OF XATURE A Xemcri&I Day Story. ET J-EPH A. A LTS II EXKR. It was the 30: h of May, and the sua was sbicing as it shines now. But the De was far different. No one was dreaniiag then of Memorial Day; we were merely doirg the deeds that made this day possible. The battle shifted to the right and pivsently did to a mutter. I had been lyiog in a kind of a stupor, but the sa Idea decrease iu the crash of the ca inon and rid-a the change,, I sup- p e it was served me as a stimulant, and I revived. I managed to shove the dead sou:herner off ine w ith my shoulder and sit op. Then I under took to mis my arm an1 pull my cap brim down over my eyes, as thceuu was hoi and pitiless. But the arm would not move, nor would the other when I tried it, too. Now I remember ed. The sstue bullet had broken both just as I was in the act of firing my own riile. It was the shock that had thrown me into the daze or stupor from which I at recoveriug. I sat quite still fur a little while-and felt my strength returning. And yet I look ed at myself in a bewildered way. I was a strong man, but I was helpless. What can one do without arms, or what can he do even if he has arms and cannot use them Z- As I meditated I looked again at the dead Confederate, lying just at my feet, where I had pushed him when I rose. Ha had pitched through the smoke directly against me at the very moment the bulitt had broken my arms, and we had fallen together. I gazed at hiin, having nothing else to to do. He was young as I, a handsome, fair-faced ft How, w ith hair as yellow as straw. - "I dare say that this Johnny was quite a decent fellow in life," I said to myself. He was ly ing on his side, and I could see no wound on bis face or the upper part of his body. Perhaps he was shot on the other side of the Lead, I thought, and mechanically I under took to turn him over and see. But the twinge in my arms warned me again that I eould not raise them. Then I put out my foot and gently pushed him until he lay upon his back. Hut, to my great surprise, he d:d not remain there. Instead be opened his eyes, rose to a sitting posture and look ed at me. Then I noticed how flue and frank bis countenance was, de spite its pallor. He seemed to be as much surprised as I w as. "What were you trj-ing to do, you Tommy Yank?" he said. "I was merely seeking to find out where the bullet that killed you eu tered, you Johnny Iieb," I replied. "I'm not dead," he said, "but I thought sure you were. I saw you go down just before I felL" "It's true I went down," I replied loftily, "but I got up again. I'm net dead, either." "No, you are net," he n plied, thoughtfully, "and as we are both alive, we are still at war, are we not ?" "Undoubtedly!" said I, with em phasis. He mused a moment or two, and his face bore the appearance of great thought, out presently he brightened up. "Then, if we are still at war," he said, 'you are my prisoner." "Oh, no," 1 replied; "you have made a mi.it alee." "How so?" "It is you who are my prisoner." "He looked at me in surprise, but in a moment or two relapsed again into deep thought. Then he said: "I do not see how you can take me a prisoner. I notice that you have been shot through both your arms and can not move them." "That is quite true," I replied, "but I foil to see how you can get away from me. I observe that you have been shot in both legs, and oa cannot move them, either." I told the exact truth. His wound was through the legs. He had just discovered it himself, and was making painful efforts to rise, but failed utterly. He uttered a groan of pain. "Don't try It again," I said, sympa thetically; "you only hurt yourself." "I shall not," he replied. "But will you reach me my canteen over there ?" I thrust out my arm, and a pain shot through my shoulder and then through my bodyt thrilling every uerve. It was so sharp that I cried out. "Forgive me, Yank," said the Con federate. "I forgot that you couldn't use your arms." "I forgot, too," I aid, ruefully. Then we siit still and looked at each otbtr sympathetically. "Perhaps both of us will soon fall Into the haods of somebody else," he said presently. "No" I replied; "the battle has pass ed ou aud left us." It was true. We beard only the sound of a few distaut shots, li kit faint echoes. He said nothing, but looked at me in the manner of one both puz zled and troubled. Then I noticed again bow young he was. I gnawed my mustache, which had begun to de velop the year before. 'These wounds make one very thirs ty," he said a minute or two later, looking longingly at the canteen which lay in the short grass, its polished tin sides shining in the sun like silver. I knew the truth of his words. My own throat was growingbot and dry. Then a happy thought occurred to me. "If I cannot move my arms, I at least have legs to walk with and kick with, I said. I rose, walked over to the canteen, and, with three judicious kicks, drove it to the side of the Johnny. "Oood for you, Yank," ssil, his face lighting with anticipY. "You shall have hair, and yours shall be the first drink too. Kneel down here and I'll raise it to your lips." "You go first," I protested. "Doas I tell you!" he said, sternly. I saw that he would lake no non-i.-nse, and so I obeyed. When I knelt omerset SOMERSET, down be raised the canteen to my lips and turned It up. Net a drop came out. It was empty. He threw It as far as be could. "If there's anything I hate," he said, "it's an empty canteen on a hot day." We sat still again, locking at each other gktomily fora whi'.e. Our wounds had ceased to bleed, provident nature formir.g her own bandages of clotted blood. Our strength increased, and with it our thirst. "There's one thing sure, Yauk,"aid the Johnny, "we must have water." "I know it as well as you," I replied; ''but I don't see how we are going to get it," He thought awhile and then pointed to a hillside about 3t)yards away. "Don't you see some fallen soldiers lying over there?" he aked. 'Yts; there are at least five or six," I replied. "The chances are that half of them have canteens." he said, "and there is another chance that of the?e canteens, half have water in them." "Maybe I can bring one over here," I said. RUing I walked to the hillside on which the fallen soldiers lay, and there I found three cauteens. 1 was sure by their weight against my feet that two of them contained water. One I could uot detach from the man who had ow n ed it, but the other I managed to push loose. Theu I began to kick it toward thi southerner. I carried it down the hillside all right, butjt was necessary to cross a little ravine, and there that aggravating canteen lodged iu a cran ny that seemed to have been made especially for it. I kicked again and agaiu, but I could not budge it from the crauny; I only drove it deeper into the ground. I grew hot and angry, and I am afraid I swore. My wounds, too, began to pain me. The southerner was watching me, and finally he said: "Give it up, Yank; you've done your best Better sit down and ivst or you'll work yourself into a fever." I saw that Lis advice was good, and, walking back, I sat dowu besides him. He uttered no repproacb, bat I saw his eyes wandering more than once to the canteen, which showed just the least bit through the grass, a patch of tiu not larger than a silver quarter, shin ing directly into our eyes as if it would Untalize us. The day grew hotter. My thirst burned me, and my eyes, too wandered to the canteen. At last they were held by it ; they could not wan der away. How I longed for the wattr! I had no doubt that the Con federate, too, was staring at the can teen. Then I had another of my hap py thoughts. "Ileb," I said, "do you think that you could crawl upon my back ?" "I do'i't know Yank," he replied, bis face brightening with comprehen sion, "but I can try " I knelt down iu front of him, aud with my back turned to him. He was sitting ou the edge of a shallow trench. "Now clasp your arms tightly around my neek," I said; "throw your weight forward and hold ou with all your might when I get up." "All right," he replied, "and be easy because of my legs y ou know." It was a great effort, as I had lost strength through my wound, but at last I managed to stagger to my feet, with the southerner ou my back. Then be was able to steady my. shoulders with his sound arms. I walked 6lowly and painfully tow ard the ravine where the can teen lay, still shining in the most aggravating way. I thought once that I would drop with his weight, but I clinched my teeth aud went on. I tried to avoid hurting his wounded leus, and he field on so carefully that he never sent a tingle twinge through by broken arms. We reached the canteen, and I put him down with the greater caution. Then both of us uttered a deep sigh of joy and exclaimed together: "At last!" We sat ou either side of the canteen, for a moment or two we gloated over it. He picked it up at length. "It's full!" he exclaimed, exultingly. "It must be it's so heavy." Then he shook it. 4 "Water, water T' he cried with increasing triumph. Don't you bear it gurgle ?" I did hear it, and it was the most de licious sound that I ever heard in my life. He took out the stopper and bent his parched lips toward the canteen. I thought be was going to drink, but he raised bis head again. "Open your mouth!" he said sternly. I obeyed, and he poured the water between my lips and down my throat. I shall never find any greater delight in heaven. How delicious it was! How cool! He must have seen the pleasure In my eyes, because his own in sympathy reflected it. He took the canteen away at last. Then I shut my teeth firmly. "I shall not drink another drop," I said, "until you have swallowed as nj jch as I have." He said nothing, but he drank deep ly, heartily and with the most intense pleasure. Then I drank again, and, thus alternating, we divided the con tents of the canteen. We lay back at last against the grass, and for a while were content. "I feel liks a new man," he said. "I know that I am one," I replied. As we lay there my eyes wandered ' again to the hillside where the fallen soldiers lay. "Maybe there's a knapsack with food in it on that bill," I said. "Maybe so," he replied. "At any rate I'm getting hungry."- "So am I," I said. "Get up on my back again, Reb'." He climbed up once more, and I car ried him to the crest of the hill, There luck was again with us, aud we found a knapsack with food in it. We ate it all and felt much strengthened. "Now, I think that I shall go to sleep," said the southerner, stretching himself on his side. He had eaten and drunk heartily, and in a few minutes his eyes closed. I lingered longer, but after a time I, too, went to sleep. I was awakened by a roaring noise, and something hot struck me in the face. It was a cinder, and opening my eyes, I saw a great sheet of flame. The dry wood,5et on blaze by the artillery and rifles, were blazing, and the flam leaping and crackling, were rushing ESTYBTaISBEEID 1827. PA., WEDNESDAY. down cpon u. The twigs snapped uader the intense beat liks a rifle fire. and the sparks in myriads floated off before the wind. i The southerner awoke, too, and sat op. His fac was pale, bet Lis voice was firm as he said: "That fire will be on us in five min utes, Yank. If you go over the hill you will strike a wide clearing, and be yond that the creek, which you can wade. On the olhe.- sul you will be safe." I locked him steadily in the eye. "We have eaten together," I sa'idt "and we have drsr.k tegether, and do you think that I am going to leave you? (Jet up on my back again, or I swear I dou't move." I knelt dowu and Le climbed up. The hot breith of the fire was in our faces, but I fclt strorg now, and, while the flinis roared behind us and the sparks flew over us, I walked w ith him on my back down the hill and through the clearing and across the eie.k, and Into a place of safety. Justice in Solo. The social system among the Moros is much more primitive than it is among the greater pait of the other Philippine races. A chief, or dato, ev.nirol a district; he has Lis own par ticular followers and Lis slaves. Be sides tlitse he may command all the men of his own district in time of war. He also has the right of life and death over his subjects. For inn'.xace, some time ago Jjato Jokanine hud occasion to execute oue of his followers. The first time he came to his chief and said: ' Oh, great and benevolent dato, I have gambled away thy money; for give me." "Very well," said the dato; "see that it does not happen again." Ouoe more the retainer came, saj ing: "Oh, great and benevolent dato, agaiu have I gambled away thy mouey, and again 1 beg thee, in thy great mercy, to forgive me." "This is the second lime I have for given thee," xaid Jokanine; "but the third tlm", I warn thee, thou shall die." Yet again the unfortunate mau re turned without the luouny he had col lected for the dato. "Oh, dato," he cried, throwing him self at the feet of his ch'ef, "I have sinned again aud taken thy money; mercy! mercy!" "Cut him down," said the dato to one of his men-at-arms The man, of fering no resistance, was cut to pieces with one of the great knives cf the na tives. Another story whit h shews well the authority of the dato over his people is worth telling. A blacksmith had been making love in a ;ui?t w-,y to mem ber of the harem of Dato Jokaniue. Jokauiue knew of ibis, aud came to the man's smithy one day. The smith was just finishing off a large baron?. "Let me see that kuite," said Joka nine. Then, running his finger along the edge, he added: "It seems sharp; may I try it," "Certainly, dato," said the unsus pecting smith. Without a moment's hesitation Jokanine raised the kuife and split the smith to the chin. The right a master has to kill a slave is therefore no stronger than that exer cised by all the datos aud the Sultan over the life of every mau in Sulu. Harper's Weekly. The Dead Sea. Some long current illusion concern ing the Dead sea are disjielied by Hen ry Dexter, of the American News com pany, who went to see its reputed won ders with his own eyes. In his opin ion the bed of the sea Is of volcanic formation. "I too!i a plunge iu the water to test its qualities. The water is I should say, a bituminous salt brine. I was careful not to get the water in my eyes or on ray huir. I had been told that nothing could sink In the Dead Sea, but I found that was un true, for the reason that if I had not made an effort to keep on top I would have gone down. Tbe wateris of a character that if one bad a cutaneous disease it would make the flesh smart fiercely. It was exceptionally refresh ing, however, on account of the beat. The water was wonderfully clear, and you could see down to a depth of twen ty feet. The water was perhaps a little more buoyant than ordinary salt water, but It would not hold me up. It was sticky, but washed off as freely as any salt water. One thing I noticed, and of which I have never been able to get an explanation, was a small island 6X feet from shore. This had ou it large tquare blocks of stone. I have never been able to ascertain where .these blocks came from. The theory that birds cannot fly over the water is un trae, as I saw lots of birds flying ovtr it." Collier's Weekly. Would Not Suffer So Again for Fifty Times its Price. I awoke last night with severe pales in my stomach. I never felt so badly In all my life. When I came down to work this morning I felt so weak I could hardly work. I went to Miller & McCurdy's drug store and they rec ommended Chamberlain's Colic, Chol era and Diarrhoea Remedy. It worked like magic and one dose fixed me all right. It certainly is the finest thing I ever used for stomach trouble. I shall not be without it in my home here after, for I shoulu not care to endure the sufferings of last night for fifty times its price. J. H. Wilson, Livery man, Burgettstown, Washington Co., Pa. This Remedy is for sale oy all druggists. Ferris Wheel to Become Scrap. The Ferris wheel of World's Fair fame will become a candidate for the scrap heap unless some purchaser soon appears. For several years it has been operated as an adjunct to a beer garden pear Lincoln Park, Chicago, without profit. The receiver of the unfortunate enterprise Is unable to secure a renewal of the ground upon which It Is located, and the disposal of the wbeel is im perative. It cost originally $."502,000, and f 17-5,000 was expended to remove it t the present resting place. 4- JUNE G. 11KX). 0ISL LASSOES A LI05. Young Woman on Texas Ranch Ess a Thrilling- Experience. Norma Diorn, a young woman of Marble Falls, Texas, recently lassoed a full-grown Mexican lion and dragged it botue at the heels of her mustarg pony. "I wouldn't have thrown a rope over that old lion for a deed to the biggest ranch in Texas," says Colonel Hall, the veteran hunter of that region. It is one of the nerviest exploits in the history of western cattle queeus and women who hunt in game f re serves. The Southern Texas Cuttle Association ha presented Miss Dioru with a gold-mounted revolver and has sent to the City of Mexico for the finest side-saddle that money can buy to pre sent to "the grittiest girl on a Texas ranch." Old John Dirrn, as he is called, owns a large ranch and several thousand head of cattle. located ou the western plains of Texas, alout the headwaters of the tributaries of the tltiaJsloupe. He has three hambioiiie daughters who have been locking after his herds for several years. It has been the boast of these girls that no mustang has ever been able to shake one of them from bis back. " They are all fearless riders aud few trained cowboys can hurl a lariat with the unfailing precision of any one of this trio of pretty girls. Since the death of an only brother- Julius Diorn, who was killed by cattle thieves a few years ago these fearless young women have ridden after their cattle, repaired windmills, killed wolv,s aud frequently branded calves, doing the work perhaps better than it would have been done if entrusted to hired cowboys. They are all good shots, and it is sel dom that ODe of them sets out to galhp over the range w ithout Laving a Win chester or a revolver lashed to her saddle. One Sunday morning not long ago Norma, the oldest cf tlie three, started out on ber pony to "ride" the wire fence of a small pasture a couple of miles from the house. "Riding a wire fence" is making a tour of inspection to see that the wires are all up aud the posts solid. As the girl started out she swung the belt of her Winchester over the gste post, remarking that she was not going far and wouldn't need a gun. She was hrrdly out of sight before an immense Mexican lion sprang out in the road in front of th! pony. The last gave a few loud roars, and then disappeared in the direction of a small bunch of cows and calves. "I was thankful enough that he did not tteinpt to make a meal otl of me," said Miss Diorn; "and that would have Uia the end of our acquaintance if he had not started out to chase a white cow that is a pet on the ranch." t.artiug her pony at full speed and yelling at the lion as if the possessed the power in her voice to paralyze ail wild least, she rode straight toward the terror-stricken cattle, coming up with them just as the lion sprang upon the neck of a calf, crushing it to the earth. The old cows instantly charged the lion, and the mother of the calf gave him such an ugly thrust with her sharp horns that he was forced to re linquish bis hold on his prey. The sight of the trembling, frightened little calf aroused the girl's ire, and, swing ing her rope over her head, she rode at the lion, threatening to tar him to pieces if he did not let her cattle alone. Doubtless expecting that the report of a guu and the sting of a bullet would follow such awful threats, the lion started toward old Mexico as if he had suddenly remembered some iniportaut engagement, "Observing that I had him on the run," says Miss Diorn, "I concluded to scare the ug!y brute out of the country." Summoning all the strength of her lungs, the girl screamed at the lion and urged her pony after him. The beast frequently looked back and snarled threateningly, but be failed to find courage enough to effer battle. Sud denly it oe-curred to the girl that there was no reason w hy she could not choke tbe lion to death. An attempt was worth making, for this one monster was capable of destroying a hundred young calves and yearlings in a single night Suiting her actions to her thoughts, she swung her lariat over her head, and as tbe trained pony sprang for ward at his greatest speed, she sent the rope hissing through the air and drop ped the noose with certain precision about the liou's neck. The pony in stantly braced himself on his haunch es, digging his forefeet in the ground, and the lion turned a somersault, strik. tig the earth with his head toward his pursuer. The girl hoped that she had broken the toast's neck, but he was only badly stunDed, and the pain that he suffered seemed to increase bis rage ami courage. Crouching and emitting a roar, he sprang Into the air with all his strength, expecting to land on the pony's neck and tear his pursuers into fragments. Tbe agile little horse turned just in time to feel the claws of tbe lion grazing bis haunches. All western horses entertain a horror of these Hons, for one of their tricks is to lie in ambush upon a limb of a tree near where the horses are in the habit of drinking. From these hiding places they fall upon young colts and devour them. The Texas pony knows the Mexican lion, and be fears him more than all other enemies. So, instantly, as the lion sprang for ward, the pouy began to run. The rope was tene, and if she had wished to do it tbe girl could not have unfast ened the lariat from the saddle horn. Moreover, she knew the chances were that if the lion was released in its state of rage, be would tear the pony and herself to bite Realizing that her lifedepeuded upon the strength and speed of her pony, hes leaned forward and urged her fright ened mustang to do his best She reached the ranch gate at her home just as her sisters, accompanied by two young men of tbe neighbor hood, were about to pass through it on their way to church. "There, now!" she shouted. "I have icpsd and dragged a lion to death." 1 IT 1 ti J El fl Her speech of triumph vas cut short by a warning scream frcm one of her sisters, who noticed that the lion was about to regain his feet and renew the battle. Oue of the Texans sent a bulitt through the mouster's brain audeuded hU career. When the cattlemeu's association hetrdof the exploit they arranged to buy the handmest testimonials they could think of a giM-uiouuted revol ver and a Mexican side-saddle. Chi cago Iuter Ovean. Handkerchief Erapery. How many waists one sees made up with what is known as handkerchief drapery, most becoming to tbe girl with ill-developed chest The drapery comes from the shoulder and about the aruihoL, whence it spreads something like a bolero. The fullness is draped on the chest exactly iu the middle, aud apparently tied there with a neat bow knrt. This is not the case, however, as. the drapery Is stitched in pleats at thet-Ld. Both ends hook together in the middle of the waist, and the bow is made separately and stitched firmly on afterward, to conceal the pSce where the hooks and eyes meet. The amount of fullness in handkerchief drapi ; ry is carefully reguhited to make the tiest effect. A thin woman should have profuse drapery to couceal the meagre outline of her breast ratter development wil require less fullness. Alas for the sister witu erubonpoiiit. She is not allowed by her dressmaker to wear the pretty "handkerchief dra pery." ThiJU used In wash niaterali as well as in woolen or silk goods- Bricks of Sawdust In Austria a new method of utilizing sawdust has been invented and seems to promise admirable results. At the sawmills of Joseph Fial'a the experi ment has beeu tried of making briqu ettes of the sawdust for domestic heat ing purposes. The dust is heated to dryness and then to the point where the tarry elements begin to exude. These are used as the consolidating matter, the hot sawdust passing on stearu-Leated taWes to a press which fcrms it into briquettes, five by time by oue and one-quarter inches, weigh ing about one-half pound. It Is said that they give four perceut of ash aud that their heating power is equivalent to that cf lignite. The press makes 1 bricks per minute, and with ""0 days of work produces tf.OUO.O') briquettes per year. The experiment has shown that the cost of manufacture is M cents per thousand, while the selling price is one dollar per thousand. Salubrious St Helena. From the health point of view prob ably no place in the world, says the Loudon Polyclinic, could to found more suitable than St Heleta for the confinement of our prisoners of war. There is not ou the whole island an ic salubrious spot The temperature is remarkably equable, ami, although the island is so much nearer the equator than is the Cape, it is yet very much cooler. The wiuters are much warmer than those of Eugland, but the sum mer heat is rarely so great. The whole island is much above the level of the sea, aud always breery. Tbe water supply is excellent, and al.nost ail kinds of European fruit aud vegetables are grown. Last fall I sprained my left hip while handling some heavy boxes. The d.K'tor I called ou said at first it was a slight strain aud would soon bo well, but it grew worse and the doctor theu said I had rheumatism. It con tinued to grow worse and I could hard ly get arouud to work. I went to a drug store and the druggist recom mended me to try Chamberlain's Pain Balm. I tried it and one-half of a ";0 cent bottle cured me entirely. I now recommend it to all my friends F. A. Bacih-k, Erie, Pa. It is for sale by all druggists. "You look worried," said the com positor. "I should say!" exclaimed the country editor; "there's the devil to pay!" Aud as that useful mechanic insisted ou his wage, and there was absolutely no iuouey in the shop, the situation was quite ns bad as the late Ueneral Sherman's estimate of war. A Card of Thanks. I wish to say that I fel under lasting obligations for what Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has done for our fami ly. We have used it in so many cases of coughs, lung troubles and w loop ing cough, and it has always given the most perfect satisfaction, we fee! great ly indebted to the manfacturers of this remedy and wish them to pi ea-e ac cept our hearty thank. R -spectfully, Mrs. 8. Doty, Dos Moines, Iowa. For sale by all druggists. Ancient Places of Worship. Some of the wooden churches of Norway are fully TOO years old, aud are in an excellent state of preservation. Their timtors have successfully resist ed the frosty and almost Arctic winters because they have been repeat by coated with tar. A Long-Lived People. Ardnamurchan, on the west coast of Scotland, is a great place for longevity. Within SO years many of the inhabit ants have been cut off at varying ripe ages to:.ween 100 and Hi "Self Preservation Is the first law of Nature." For this reason everyone who is Ul desires to become well. Those who have impure or impoverished blood turn to Hood's Sarsaparills, because they know it will enrich and purify their blood and give them good health. To take this medi cine on the first appearance of impure blood is an important step toward self preservation. Hood's Pills cure sick headache, in digestion. The Modern Glove. Tlie modern kid glove goes through tbe bands of 23-5 workmen before it is finished. WHOLE XO. 251i. FAR2C SEWS A3 3 VIEWS. Phiia-lr'r hia Record. The treatment of rUUf gov-rus their prodj -t to a certain extent A milker requires difftfe't management from a beef animal, as sii U exp cted to per form a special service daily, and is, therefore, a different creature, whose disposition is a matter to be considered. Tbe calf mu.-t to taught from the start that every rson cn the farm is its friend, and it should grow cp without fear of blows and scoldings. Kind ness will mke it a eow that will have no vievss and it will be easier aud more quickly milked because it will have no cause to show opposition. The first year with a joung CTw will largely icf!uen"e her us-filuess afterwards. She should to milked up to within a few w eeks of hr second calving, even if but little mi'k to obtained, as she wid to likely to givr more milk after calving, and bold out ever a longer milking period, thu forming a hat-it The heifer shocM be accustomed to regular hour of iv.i'king and feeding, which she will soon learn, and will consequently save la tor by coming up promptly at the proper time. It is im portant, however, whep raising a calf, b have it well bred, a then much will to" known c f it before it is matured, as each bred has its characteristics. The advantages of plowing under a green crop compared with the use of fertilizers, is that when the land is eov ered tLere is a formation of humps. Rotation f erops aud green manuring is manuriug the soil a thoroughly as with the barnyard material, but tbe practice should to permanent Fer tilizers give quicker results, but green mauuring w iL to less expensive. Cow peas grow quickly aud will alwsys re turn to the soil more than their cost Crimson clover, if sowed iu August and plowed under in May, will to a valu able crop at a small cost BreodiGg saves time. A calf that will in three years, with thesanie feed and care, make as heavy and valuable a steer or heifer as another calf w ill in four year, is worth more than the one of slower growth, because there is a year's saving of food, while the differ ence iu the ages aud value may to tl e difference between profit aud loss. The same applies to the heifir iutcu led for the dairy. If sho is well bred sh will gn ovtr an inferior one in the quan tity of ruilk acd butter produced. The hog j reduces more manure than is credited to if, aud this mau u re should to incluiied iu the receipts when esiimatitig pruti:. The hog pen is an excvlleut place for the working up of ctmrse materials, and some fanners keep the pen well filed with such for that jurpose. The jvns should be kepi clean by always having an at andanoe of dry material on the tfjor when the lUMiure is removed. Theplau:ir5 of waste land to trees for timber is receiving more attention than formerly. Farmers who planted trees tweuty years ago now fliid thai Iht-y then made good investments. It is claimed that cherry and Lickorj trees require alxmt thirty years before they are valuable as timber; maple trees twenty years, and black walnut riftien years. A black walnut tree i said to attaiu from twelve to fifteen inches in diameter iu fifteen years from the seed. The lacd for late potatoes should to plowed deep and harrowed fine. The land should never to allowed to form a crust before the plants are up. Run a barrow over the field, both tofore aud after the potatoes are up. The sctd may to planted about five inches deep and given level culture lustcad of hill ing. Clover sod land is excelleut for potatoes, and to avoid disease it !s tost not to plant potatoes on the same land twice iu suevession. FrequeQt aud shallow cultivation rather than deep should to given. The season for mowing will came farmers to be busy, and it seems that jud as this work is to to hurried some aeddent occurs. This does not always h.tppeo, but many such drawback might to avoided if fields were cleared of stones, sticks and other obstructions to the machine before the grass is too high to see them. An Injury to a mower knife may cause costly delay. Broom corn is scarce and high. The main crop ii grown in Illinois. The brush is the saleable portion, but some farmers also value the seed as .an Im portant crop. The labor required for brooni corn is about the same as for corn. Where the cool nights of May have caused such tender plants as lima beans to come up sparingly and also have a yellow color, the best thing to do Is to plant seed In all the vacant spaces, and the probability is that the later plants will overtake the earlier ones, due to warmer weather and more favorable conditions. I-ess difficulty would be experienced with sheep if they were taught to come iuto the baruyard every night and to protected from storms. A trough in which salt has been sprinkled, with hay in racks, will get them into the habit of expecting such, and they will not be slow iu showing that they are willing to accept of the delicacies. As a rule, sheep graze la the cool of the day, sometimes traveling over a dis tance of ground, but they will always appear regularly for salt or a mess of hay or ground oats. Can't be perfect without pure blood. Burdock Blood Bitters makes pure blood. Tones and invigorates the whole system. Pets Taxed in Austria. Every animal kpt by man excepting the cat is taxed in Austria, and now there is a proposal to tax pussy. Wonderful Starlight The air is so clear In Zuland that ol ject seven mil a-V-iy aa be dlstinc ly seen by starlight Tisn't safe to be a day without Dr. Thorna Ev'lectria Oil In the house. Never can tell what moment an acci dent Is goiug to happen. Ho that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. B I. 1 a ax a Klkan lk DM. "The part uf wssi'.oia Is jt to drop one's ttsk x- earir. dov. to to la taste t retire from jn-sts of ludueocs I aud dutT." writes Marcsm.-t K. SaoiS- snr In Tie Ladies Hocss Journal. "losousIblT- tti jv!u;. with a certain tmeviisvtetts arroiratH , elbow tbe oIJ out vf the Stay aal uoooMt.j? tlie j!u---s in eery prvi" stu ami bmuru vt bt.:ics. Vt t!.- Jw.i:: are U1 (tonercd wit" e.vv ricitce. nor h.t they tue r;;er Jud-r.iieut vf ujiiiniv. I'-iil t;.f.v ! Lute !dt ae tuts uftcu K-!t euiliusiasiu. set." o-ui k-uoe au l plu k. OKI Ja'', te are oiuetiuies wut vf touch with the prvM-ui ui They hat ceas-d to to receptive; tliej' have Crow a mentally inhospitable and Inert Is there, however, tbe slightest reason, why a woman should rust eut throush mere iDuoKiu-e to-fore ste has done t!i full measure of service required by her Master for tie time la whieh stie Uvea? As a toachec. a- aa artist as a hou? distres aud uioluir. Ui wliatever tt-.Ll you are. my friend, do iwt withdraw front active duty uo sooa. There Is need at the frvut tn the woman of warm heart and traiued capacity for affairs. anJ her are Is ef Litis conse quence If siie Is equal ta Lef work. There never wis a time w ben ti Jvu.; nient of nsature aire was more needed than it is today. Tl laartaae. t Br.akfa.t- SalI.e Joy White contributes t The We:t.au's Home 1'ompautou au essen tially practical article on "Tlie V- ,.ai fast Hour, la the course of vvhicj the says: "A teacher in eue ef the tnye cirv scheols says that If any cf her pupil complain of headache durtag the' morn ing or are peevish aud hard to get along with ttie first question she asks is If a proper breakfast has Kva eatex If she t',nds It has uot. slie sends t!:e pupil for a luucheon. S'.io also advise the mothers Ct tor pi'i)i!s tUat wUea a child shows little disposition fr break fast the mother should see that it i supplied with a lunchcoa to carry tt school to eat al tlie recess period. I dou't knotr how many to'.ssekeepors I have heard say that tUe meal they most dreaded was breakfast. They kucw what tv have for dinner an 1 could get up a i:;Iufy tea or appet;ri:'.c luncheon, but ttn-y never knew wh.it to c t f r breakfast. 1 always think fr-.r-se hottsckecjier either must hate very !:t:!e originality or mt'st to tv hi iolent or hi.hTcrcrit M tli'iiT thin- t out There may he Just a much va riety la tue breakfast as iu any other uienl." The Ma1&er-la-tavT. We have little sympathy with the to Cummca d sparaeiueut of the wot'icr-lu-Ul'.v. Ttere a;e nelle and helpful or.es a well i these of a less tolerable sort h'o many bus!au!s have plenty of rcaseus for gr&ttude to their uiot-ers-ia-Liw t';at the common gibiug cf thciu appears inane when it Is not crueL Nevertheless, xve dout't not there are mauy busL-auds who will hail wtih deii.itit the decision cf Jude Jeuks of the supreme court of Itrook lyu that a tins baud cannot to compel led to supjMrt Lis ife If she ref;ae'S to live wiiu hiiu without her mother. The acticu was one lu w hich a hus band sued for separation. He said that he was willing to Tve with his wife, but not w ith her mother, who poisoned the w ife's uiiud against hiin aud tuade his life a "waking uightiuare." The wife claimed alimony aud counsel fee pending the suit, aud the Jud.ce refused them, saying that her husband could cot le couuelIcd to support her if she refused to live with him aud that he was uot eini;el'cd to take her mother with her. Boston Herald. r l.OT.ra la r'laarrr Howl. Flowers lu linger bowls are the latest of fashionable fads. The credit for this ncveliy teloug to the Japanese, who are noted for dtiuiug beautiful things. They have pr-.-pared little pieces of wood, which, wheu thrown Iu to water, ex; and Into odd nower.i, which they call "water flowers." The wkk1 Is painted In all sorts of pretty colors and is cut Into little stick. The sticks are uot thrown Iuto the water uutil cfttr the tiager bowls have been placed to' fore the guests. It Is quite interesting to watch the little splinter expand Into tlowr. Some of the pret tiest of the sticks arc those which form chrysanthemums, aud these are favor ed most by the Japanese because the chrysanthemum is their national Cow er. Detroit Free Press. Military LlBjmlxrm. Miss Nellie Miles Is probably th.-only woman ia the I'uitcd States who i!N rects aud manages a full military haiiil, and her appearance at the Paris exhi bition will to one of Its not least at tractive features. Miss Miles, who I a cousin of tleueral Nelson A. Miles, a sttuies a military costume, aud all the uieuitiers of her band aie men. She was born at IVxhy Heath while her mother was on a visit to England an I comes of a musical family. Her tratid father, Charles Cook, played for many years in the (Jrenadier guards' baiiil. ber mother was a famous plauist. ami her cousin. Sir Hubert William Wyuee. is a umsiclan as well as an artist. Newcastle (.England) Chronicle. Comfortable Ulovra. It Is a great mistake to supase that a tight glove makes the baud appear smaller. On the coutrary. it teuds to give the Impression that the hand is larger than it really Is aud is being compressed unduly to make up for It. A comparatively loose clove which docs not squeeze the hand out of stta-ie gives It an aspect of greater delicacy and is always In better taste. Gloves are a-aia much wr'uUIcd up on the arm in mousquetalre style, a style always artistic and very liccoiu Ing to slender arms. Some of the nc.v eveuini shades are very totiutiftil. There Is a soft pink, delicate and yet not glaring: a subdued pade yellow and a beautiful t'.xll. greenish blue. In til. Snlrn. A fiat dweller returned home the Oth er Thursday afterutou to tiud under her door a CJrd. "Miss Mary X. Chis nolin." "Who can she to aad what did sho want:" speculated the flat dweller to herself. "I don't know any Miss Mar7 X. Chi:-hoI:;i." The mystery remained unsolved unt'l the return of the flat dweller's negro maid from her "after noon out." "She am a lady frea rf mine," explained the mal l, grinning ut the card, which in engraving aud all other respect vcas Irreproachable. "She lef" her cyard under de do' when she finu I wns trnt ter home, same as yo lady frea's." New York Sun. A Letter to tbe faadlJat.. V nre porinrited to give a copy of a letter received by a Georgia candidate: r r Sir in Fira-ll-ria that yoa aur In th Rail-? hr o.'fj I want to know if jruu wuuiJ cu f.r Ihr tit of ikt St-ttl. nwnt. As 1 r-s. so ft) that V.at. Th Sr-il.m.-nt Sir br m. what I UiU "rm to tf tiwy . !t is a whits aaJ cu!knsl vest mnrl. but it IS a intrUergrnt i .it. if I ii y it J!r.'f.. II ill oa that kin nsU, rii n J muni If you wants tiat mat. let ta k-i. . If Juu Jib t wast Uiat rust, 1 kaow who ioa Atlanta Constitution. : When a man has a day to himself, he cau't recall any of the things be Ion get 1 to do when he was besy. Atch ison Globe. Good fortune sometimes comes to US ia a very shabby looking carriage. Tom say Atkins Bay. III. Cofllsv. . Wheu Tommy Atkins arrives in In dia, be has one rupee per month stop ped out of his pay until 13 rupees have been collected for a cothn. This 13 ru pees is Invested In the regimental soda water machine, aud should he die the machine provides him with a coffin and buries "Biui decently, but should he survive when he leaves India he re ceives back his 13 rupees and Lis thare of the profits of soda water. New York World.