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Are you almost disgusted
With life, little man?
I will tefl you a wonderful trick,
. That will bring you contentment
: Ix anything can
Do something for somebody quick:
Do something for somebody quick!
Are you awfully tired
With play, little girl?
Weary, discouraged and Bick?
I'll tell you the loveliest
Game in the world
." Do something for somebody quick:
Do something for somebody quick!
A FORBIDDEN OViTIN
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?tOJ& OU cannot go, and that set
-^j^X ties lt!" said Alfred Sny
O O low, loudly.
' 'H $ If a t)olt from tne h?av*
?WO^f ens had descended in the
midst of the little group seated about
the breakfast table It would hardly
have created more consternation.
Julia Sayiow, stout and impressive,
put down her coffee cup with a de
liberation and eyed her husband In
Violet and Mignonette pushed back
their chairs ns if a second outburst
would precipitate immediate flight,
and looked anxiously at their mother.
Only Willoughby, the nine-year-old
scion of the house, retained his com
posure to any extent He was accus
tomer to violent surprises in his dally
walk and recovered himself quickly.
? "Why not?" he asked, bold?.
"Because you can't-that's why," re
turned his father sharply. "You all
hear me, don't yo??'* ,
It was quite evident that he had been
heard, although no reply was forth
cSming. The girls feebly played with
their food; Julia's face underwent
various changes of color, which anally
settled Into an aggressive red; and the
boy broke Into a long whistle of be
"Will, you may leave the table,"
said Mr. Sayiow, sternly.
Willoughby gazed thoughtfully at
him for a moment, then seized a slice
o? toast and vanished. He had seen
that te ills father's eye which remind
ed ?Im of .an almost .forgotten hour of
sadness, closely associated with the
1 tingling recollection of a strap. So be
"He meant it," he ruminated as I*
slipped away; "yes, I'm 6ure he meaut
it ! What's got into him ?"
Saylew was not an imposing figure
as he folded his napkin and rose to
depart A thin, undersized man, with
much "gray in the light brown bair and
straggling beard. He stooped slightly
from close attention to his desk, and
there seemed as air of pbj'sical weak'
ness about him, In strong contrast to
bis portly wife and bouncing daugh
But his usually kind gray eyes.
. wrinkled at the corners with his per
petual smile of conciliation, were now
quite fierce, as he stopped with bis
hand on the door knob and looked sev
erely at Julia. "Yon heard mer' he
said with emphasis.
When the sound of his quick little
nervous steps was beard fading away
in the passage the feminine tongues
The repression of Julia now burst
forth. "My dear children." she be
gan, rapidly, but impressively, "I trust
you observed that I controlled myself.
I thought it better to say nothing in
reply, nor to open an argument. There
.will be no argument-we 6hall go as
I have planned. Vi, yon may Invite
Edgar; Min; you may order the wag
onette from the stable. We shall go.
JTellJ^llongibyT We start it eleven."
--' "Of course we will go," cried Vi. "I
knew we would all the time. Let's
get the luncheon ready."
Trips to the lakes, Ave miles from
the town, bad become weekly occur
rences. Alfred had 6at down to a lone
ly mid-day meal so frequently that he
could scarcely remember the-number.
'And these meals "had been occasions
of trying thought
"It cannot go on," he had said to him
self again and again. "I do not sec
what Julia is thlnklug of. It ls too ex
pensive. The bill from the stable is
something enormous-and they get
boats and, men to. row them and hire
fishing tackle. I can't bear to say
_" 1 anything-they enjoy themselves, I
supposeront- ?olia should know bet
ter. She is so thrifty In some ways
and so Improvident In others. I do not
understand it. I am so ont of the
habit of flnidng fault at home that I
don't know what to say. I shall loee
my self-control some day; I know I
And he had. No one but he knew the
volcano smouldering under the erup
tion-it was but. the hiss of the puff
of steam from the safety valve of the
boiler of a surcharged' mind, auxlous
and worried and shrinking-hating to
give offence and having to.
Sayiow attended to his business that
morning with a certain feeling of ex
alted emancipation. He had asserted
himself. He bad not intended to be
so cross, but his voice had sounded
different from what he meant it should.
Still, they had said nothing, aiffl lt
would be all right by dinner time, and
he would exert himself to be very
"Going?" queried Willoughby, in
great astonishment, when he was noti
fied. "Why, father said we couldn't."
"Ma says we are, and she I? the
one," answered Vi. "He didn't mean
anything. Hurry up, Will, and go ovei
"The boy shook his head dubiously,
"I don't know about this," he said, cau
tiously. "He did mean it. They saj
pa's awful in the office when he gets
"Oh, ccme ob," laughed bis elster
"he is a dear, harmless old thing, ah<3
will be all right by to-night Rur
along? "'We are going to fish to-day
you know. The wind ls just right."
"Tell Mr. Sayiow that we will b(
. back about six o'clock," called Julie
to her maid, as they drove away ii
style behind a pair of grays. "Giv(
bim a good lunch. Margaret"
"It is a lovely day. I almost wlsl
they had gone," sighed Alfred, as h(
walked into the house at noon. "I bat
to do lt, though. I will try to make ii
up to them in some other way-why
where is.everybody? Hullo, Julia
where are you?"
"They're gone, sir. Mrs. Sayiow salt
she expected to be back at about six
Your lunch is ready, sir," announcer
Margaret, appearing from the kitchen
"Gone! Gone where?" gasped th<
roan, with a shrinking premonition ol
"To tue lake, sir. Didn't they tel
you?"j. : .
"Oh-oh-yes! To the lake. Yes, ]
forgot," replied Arthur, instinctlvelj
biding his feeling, while a great wav<
of anger. surged through bira. "Servi
the lui cheon now."
He Hew upstairs to bis room, closet
Though it rains like the rain
Of the flood, little man, .
And the clouds are forbidding and thick
You can make the sun shine
lu your soul, little man
Do something for somebody quick;
Do something for somebody quick!
Though the 6kies are like brass
Overhead, little girl,
And the road like a well-heated brick;
And all earthly affairs
In a terrible whir!;
Do something for somebody quick;
Do something for somebody quick!
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Q ?Nb ITS SEQUEL.
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the door and paced up and down witli
clenched fists and set lips. Thc mirror
oil the bureau reflected a white, strange
face, unlike his own.
'Til teach them a lesson they will
never forget," he muttered. "It is
high time. I will show them who is
master in this establishment."
"Maggie," be said, calmly, "to thc
girl as he sat down at the table, "this
house is to be closed to-day. Here are
your wages and a m'onth extra. I want
you to pack up and be gone by live
o'clock. You shall have a splendid
recommendation-you have been a
Margaret began to weep loudly, with
"Stop crying, now," said Saylow; "it
cannot be helped. Do as I say aud
"But, Mr. Saylow-" sniveled Mag
"I'll attend to everything." he re
plied. "This ls my affair, and you
must be out by five o'clock. Don't try
to talk to me. I will not listen. Go
now and get ready."
With the firm belief that she was
alone in the house with one demented,
the domestic dried her eyes and de
parted for her little room rs pack her
small belongings with alacrity.
"That settles Maggie," thought the
Irate Saylow. "Now I will write her a
testimonial, and also one to my duti
ful wife, lock up everything as tight
as a miser's fist and get out my
It was a very thoroughly closed do
j micile that Alfred Saylow contemplat
ed from thc pavement, when, at half
[ past four, he watched a wild-looking
girl take her departure.
A short but impressive note was ly
ing on Julia's little writing dosi: Xor
her edification, in view of the time
when she should gain admittance. Uer
husband looked cautiously about, men
tally noting such articles as might be
used for battering rams. Ile was
quite positive that his better half
would not delay operations. All the
afternoon he had worked in a frenzy
of anger. Now he stopped, wondering
"It's done," he murmured. "Am I
fool or not?" A curious reaction pos
sessed him: Thoughts of Julia, of thc
girls, of Will-a strange medley of their
loving ways and tender words and
kindly acts, of the homecomings and
homegoings of the past, ol' the trust
ful look of the sknder-faced bride 'A
the long age, the babies' faces, the
burdens and joys borne and shared,
rushed through his brain.
He started irresolutely up the steps,
his eyes fuil of tears. Then he shook
himself together and walked rapidly
away, hardening his soul.
A boy stopped him-a boy who was
breathless and panting.
"Here, sir!" he gasped, holding out a
paper. "It's from the stable."
"Tell 'em I can't pay that bill to
day. I'm too busy to attend to it!"
"No. no," cried the lad; "'taint nc
bill. It's about your folks. They're all
drowned In the lake."
Saylow clutched the note, glanced nt
it, and ran, making little moaning
sounds like a tortured, dying animal
Five minutes later he was galloping
like the wind through tho dust on thc
road to the lake. People yelled at
"It's a madman!" they shouted.
"Get out of the way!" Then the
pounding hoofs and the savage lash of
the whip were by and by out of hear
ing of their shocked ears.
"Thank God and that doctor, Mr
Saylow!" exclaimed the proprietor of
the boathouse; "we thought your wife
and one of the girls were gone. The
young man ken' the other girl up and
the little fellow swam ashore. Lucky
they was close in, and lucky the doc
tor knowed how to bring folks to.
They're all right now, I think. All lu
bed up at the hotel."
Alfred leaned against him, white and
trembling. The rough mau covered
his eyes. The other was praying
aloud, a strange, incoherent mixture
of heartfelt words. Presently he stop
ped with a long breath. "They
must stay at the hotel to-night," he
said. "I'll go there now It you'll lend
me your arm. Send their wagonette
home, Bob. I'll ride back. I think
Mr. Lovell had "better stay here, too. to
look after them. Our girl had to gc
away suddenly, and they'll be more
comfortable here. I'll drive out in the
morning and get them, and I'll send
out everything they need this even
ing. I have some business I must at
tend to and I may not be able to come
Saylow sat by Julia's bed for a long
time, holding her hand In happy silence.
She was very weak aud glad to stay.
Alfred, a carpenter aud a locksmith
were busily engaged from seven
o'clock until nine. Maggie was recov
ered Immediately and silence pur
chased with the extra month's wages,
but ehe has been known to. say that
Mr. Saylow is a. queer mai..
"Yes," said Julia, as she went up the
steps the next lay on her husban's
arm, "we were very comfortable at the
hotel, but after all, Alfred dear, there
is nothing like the comfort's of one's
own home. Why, what's that In thc
"Oh. nothing," answered Saylow,
meekly. "I had a man In to ujend
some of the doors. They squeaked,
you know, and the locks needed mend
"Yes, they did," said the wife. "I'm
glad lt's done."-New York News.
Only Book He Savor!.
Congressman Curtis had 1100 books
in the library of bis North Topeka
home. Every book was destroyed by
the floods save one, which happened
to be in an upstairs bedroom. And,
curiously enough, this book was a copy
of Kelvin's "The Floods of the Ama
zon."-Kansas City (Mo.) Journal.
It ls related that Sainte-Beuve de
tested rain. On one occasion, when bc
had to fight a duel, he appeared with
a pistol in one hand and an umbrella
in the other. "I ara willing to be shot,"
he exclaimed, "but not to get wet,"
BOYS IN TRAINING.
The Yonne Athlete Should Have All
The first aire of thc school athletic
trainer should be to remember that he
is training boys, and that he has not
full-grown men under his charge. The
growing boy is capable of a great deal
of work, but this should not be made
too severe, or he will lose the nervous
force which is at the bottom of all
success in any kind of athletics. The
exercise should be made as pleasant
as possible, and the young athleie
should not be allowed to specialize, or,
at least, not in the same maimer as the
full-grown athlete. It is all very well
for the young athlete <o have his favor
ite event, and to have one in which he
ls most proficient, but he should also
have a certain amount of sprinting, dis
tance running, hurdling, jumping and
especially exercise in some form of
light gymnastics, such as the chest
weights, Indian clubs or dumbbells.
This will give him the necessary rein
forcing of auxiliary muscles which he
will need later on when as a college
man bc makes a real specialty of some
event. By giving the young athlete
exercise that tends to an all-round de
velopment thc trainer will be fulfill
ing the object of scholastic athletics,
which is to send thc young man forth
from the school fitted for college not
only in mind but in body as well.
In their great desire to "win out" many
trainers lose sight of this real object
of athletics lu any school. They must
have winners at any cost, and they
force the young athlete to such an ex*
tent that, though while at school he
does some very creditable perform
ances, he is never heard of afterward
because his nervous force has been
impaired. This is thc great danger
toward which competitive scholastic
athletics are drifting, nud it Is thc duty
of thc principals to see that the future
health of the boys Intrusted to their
charge is not forever lessened through
over-anxious athletic instructors.
The principal ^should also be most
careful In tho choice of a trainer, who,
because he Is older, may exercise a very
great influence on the boys' ideas of
fairness and true sportsmanship.
With but one remark on diet we shall
turn our attention to training proper.
The young athlete need not undergo
any S3-stoin of diet. He should be
merely cautioned against eating loo
flinch pastry, etc., and three or four
days before a competition thc trainer
should ask him to give up everything
but plain, healthy food, leaving out
pastry, candy and nil sorts of highly
seasoned viands, for if he attempts to
put them under a strict regimen they
will cither go to oue extreme or the
IS IT CUPID OR HEREDITY?
Fuels About Marriages Sot Forth by a
"The marriages of a family are a
good guide to go by in determining its
characteristics," said a woman whose
business is to huut up pedigrees. "1
should warn auy girl who has many
old maid aunts and bachelor uncles not
to dally with her first proposal If she
would not be an old maid herself.
Likewise I believe that a girl's chances
for remarriage if widowed early can bc
judged pretty accurately from the an
nals of her family lu this respect.
"Just as a certain sort of eyebrow
or cheek or chin formation is to bc
traced throughout au entire family, so
thc attitude of the family toward mar
liage seems to bc handed down.
"When in the course of my work 1
am in doubt about the identity of a
family I am guided n good deal by the
character of the marriages set down,
forThese illustrate the dominant family
traits which govern as much in love
matters as In other concerns of life.
"In some families early marriages
predominate. Thc men invariably
marry before they are twenty-live and
the women at a correspondingly early
age. Agalu late marriages will be thc
rule with members of either sex.
"Some family trees show few second
marriages and rarely a third marriage,
no matter how soon thc married state
come to au cud. Other records arc re
plete with second and third and even
fourth marriages on thc part of widows
"Often lt occurs that in families of
niuo or more brothers and sisters, only
two or three have married, aud thc de
scendants of these two or three dis
played similar proneness lo bachelor
hood and spinsterhood.
" 'Our family are not great ou marry
ing,' a girl, one of four single sisters,
remarked to me lately regarding the
family likenesses she was showing all
grouped together on one wall panel.
"And I could not but feel that that
array of contented-looking single enti
ties amoug her kluspeople must exert
'some influence on lier own matri
"Some families display a marked ten
dency to marry their own kinsfolk, or
?e connection of relatives of their kins
folk. Others again seem by common
impulse to have gone as far from home
quarters as possible in search of
Tho 7hin nian'M Adventure.
They were talking of strange adven
tures. The big man from the North
west told of ono which astonished his
"Some years ago," he said, "I was
sleighing in the country and my way
lay across a frozen river. I knew thc
Icc was thin, but I determined *:> cross.
The team scurried over tho ri' . under
whip, and wc were midway between
thc shores when the icc suddenly gave
way aud tho sleigh, horses and myself
sank within a second to tlje bottom.
However, thc speed of the horses was
so great that we were carried by the
momentum safe upon the other shore
a little wet, to be sure, but not much
the worse for that."
The tblu, silent man had listened
with great Interest to the story.
"It is strange," he said, "but the
same 6ort of an accident happened to
me. The Issue, however, was more
The big man squinted at the speaker.
"And what was thc issue?" he asked,
"Well, I was drowned," said the thin
"Omit the Third Stanza."
Mabelle had been unusually quiet at
church one Sunday. She was gener
ally a very restless listener. Her
mother noticing lt asked her:
"What made you so good during ser
vice this morning, daughter?"
"I was thinking," answered the child,
"why tho people who write the hymns
always put something bad in them that
the minister can't let the people slug.
He always says 'omit the third,' or
some other stanza, and be says it over
twice, so they'll be sure not to sing lt;
30 it must be something wicked."-New
When Hair Grow? Most.
The hair of the head grows faster
la summer than ia winter. ..._
PREPARING FOR WINTER.
It is always Important that a farmer
keep his work well In hand at all sea
sons of the year, but especially ls lt
desirable to have everything possible
In readiness for winter. Any time
now we may expect cold or stormy
weather, such as Is most disagreeable
for stock to be out In. hence the neces1
si ty for having the winter quartert
in a condition to be Used as soon as
wanted. And they Should be put in
the most suitable condition, too, for
here is where the stock of all kinds
will have to remain most of the time
for half or more of the year to come.
Not only should the stables and pens
be roomy, warm, well-lighted and
comfortable, but the barn3 generally
should be so arranged as to be tho
most convenient for those having the
care of the animals during the winter
season. Much time, travel and labor
can be saved by proper attention to
these details, more than one Who has
not fully considered the matter ia
There ls such a thing as having the
barn arrangement such as will make
it pleasant and agreeable work caring
for the stock during our long winters
or, on the contrary, for want of proper
arrangements it may be made most
disagreeable and unsatisfactory.
The stables should be sufficiently
warm, but not clo;e and unventilated,
and there should be plenty of light for
all purposes. A dark, low, bad.smell
ing stable is an abomination lo man
and beast. And when the nights get
cold and there are bad storms, the
cows will be much better off In tho
stable than" out of doors, and will ex
hibit the appreciation of such comfort
able quarters by great contentment
and increased yield cf milk.
Another thing, lt Is not wiso to un
dertake to winter more stock than cari
well be kept and cared for, as this ia
neither pleasant nor profitable.
Young animals should be kept thrifty
and growing all winter, and cows giv
ing milk should receive the best of
attention in care and feed, so they
may give satisfactory returns at thc
Stock of all kinds should come to
tho barn in good thrifty condition, as
this is the best preparation for pass
ing through the long winter in a satis
Aside from the stables for the cows
and most of the young cattle, lt will
be very convenient to have several
pens which may be used for a variety
of purposes as needed. This will be
found a most convenient arrangement.
We find it better to tie colees from six
months to a year old in a stable, the
same as other cattle. Tr*v l?r>rn to
become quiet in this way, and can be
more satisfactorily fed than when sev
eral are in a pen together.
The water is also an important mat
ter in the care of stock in winter. It
should not be too far away, causing
travel and exposure in bad weather,
and should be warm enough for the
comfort of the animals.
These suggestions may appear to ap
ply, as they_do,. more pjrticul.arix. tP
the northern part of the United 8tates,
but there is comparatively a small
portion of the United States In vihich
there should not be suitable provision
made for the care of the stock In win
ter, as regards shelter and food. It
will be profitable even in the most
favored parts of the country to pr?
vido suitable shelter for animals, as
the loss from the want of it may soon
be sufficient to pay the cost of con
struction.-E. R. Towle, In American
It ls generally agreed that Imma
ture potatoes are much more watery
than those which remain undisturbed
in tho soil until fully ripe. Analysis
supports this view by showing that
from 100 pounds immature tubers near
ly 80 pounds water may be dried out,
leaving only about 20 pounds dry mat
ter, while 100 pounds fully ripe tubers
have been known to yield 32 pounds
solid matter thoroughly dry. I believe
that leaving them in the soil to ma
ture causes an Increase of dry matter.
Some varieties are dryer than
others. For instance, Connaught Cups,
or Irish Cups, contained a large pro
portion of solid matter, especially of
starch-21 per cent, starch and ll per
cent, other solid matter, and were gen
erally considered to be a superior
As to effect, of soils upon quality,
generally such potatoes as grow on
heavy clay contain most water, while
thoso which have grown on sandy soil
contain least. Watery potatoes are
seldom held in high esteem for table
use, drier ones being generally pre
ferred, especially those which are rich
in starch. The proportion of starch
varies considerably, from 10 1-2 to 21
per cent, in different lots of potatoes,
and averages about 12 per cent, in
tubers fully ripe.
Warm climates and dry seasons, as
well as dry soils, appear to Increase
the percentage of starch, which also
Increases as the tubers grow and
ripen. In keeping from fall to spring,
potatoes lose starch, a portion being
changed to sugar, gum, etc. This pro
cess of change seems a necessary pre
paration preceding growth. Potatoes
in which starch ls most abundant arc
said to keep best, but observation and
experiments seem to Indicate that
whatever increases the proportion of
Starch diminshes the proportion of al
bumen and saline matter, both of
which are necessary to the fruitful
ness when used for see'd.-Charles W.
Ford, in New England Homestead.
GETTING LARGER PROFITS.
In order to be profitable dalry cows
must yield a considerable quantity of
milk. If they fall to do this, they
either merely pay their way or cause
a direct loss to their owner. No one
can afford to keep cows on these
terms. Some plan must be devised by
which the rate of production can be
Increased. Now, as milk is made
from wnat the cows eat and drink, it
Is a natural conclusion that If more
or better food is supplied, and an
abundance of good water is furnished,
there will be a material increase In
the yield and in the profit therefrom.
But, while partly true, this propos
ion has an admixture of error. The
capacity of a cow is fixed by Inheri
tance, and there is no way in which
lt can be increased. When this has
fr?en reached better feeding will cause
the cow to 'take on flesh, but lt will
not make her give a larger quantity
In many cases, however, the cow
has nev?r had an opportunity to do
her best, tn these instances better
feeding will be likely to turtt the pres^
ent lass, if any, to ? gain, or consid
ably to increase the profit where one
is how being secured. But here we
are met by the objection that better
feeding involves a larger outlay, and
thus tends to defeat the end which it
is proposed to serve. Multitudes of
farmers and dairymen are not now
feeding their cows as woll as they us
ually do, because they fear that at
the present high prices of grain the
increased quantity of .milk which
would bo produced would cost more
than it would be worth, They real
ize that there may be a loss in forcing
an excessive yield ?s truly as there i?
in having the yield too small. But be
tween these extremes there Hes what
may be called a fairly liberal rate of
production, which with good cow6 that
are suitably fed will be quite profit
able.-New York Tribune Farmer.
One great mistake made by novices
In fruit tree planting is in planting In
sod. Clover sod ls not so bad Is a
timothy or blue grass sod, yet no
young fruit tree will do well In any
Boil unless lt has been worked long
enough previously to free it from
grass roots, weeds, etc., and make lt
mellow and fine. Some few peach
growers start their young orchard in
clover sod; plowing the Intervening
places between the rows and cultivat
ing in corn. This isi better than \et
ting the place remain in sod, though
marty bf the trees are choked to death
by thc grass roots. Sowing arty kind
of grain, either wheat, rye or .oats, be
tween tho trees is sure to Seriously,
and in many cases permanently, in
jure the trees. Only cultivated crops
should be grown. If, when the trees
are well grown and in heavy fruiting?
it is desired to partially check th?
heavy growth of wood and foliage re
suiting from liberal manuring and
good cultivation, sow cloverseed alone,
and after one good crop (In rare cases,
two) of clover hay has been secured,
plow down the sod and put In corn,
and subsequently other cultivated
FOR GROWING PIGS.
While there ar.; several methods of
handling young pigs during the sum
mer, there is no doubt hut that the
plan which gives them pasture with
more or less grain produces better re
sults than anything else. The ideal
plan would be to give the growing pigs
the run of a clover pasture and make
their grain diet of one-third corn meal
and two-thirds wheat middlings mixed
with skim milk. This ration fur
nlshes all material fer the building of
bone and muscle and will put the ani
mal In the best possible condition to
be ts?ie&s? m Che fall. Moreover, this
Virf the method that produces pork
cheaply, and ls superior to either the
pasture and slop plan or the feeding"
of grains without the pasture! the
first ls almost Valueless, the second
too expensive by far. This pian as re
commended is the one used by exten
sive pig raisers after years of experi
menting with numerous other meth
SOIL FOR CUCUMBERS,
For a number of years ? have used
sod grohhd for raising cucumbers for
my method is to manure the sod in the
feariy spring and let the ground lie
until about the first week in June.
This method has convinced me that
far too much manure is plowed under
even on clay soil, for I have always a
good growth of grass to plow under
even on land that seemed a thin sod.
A greater part of the manure should
be put on sod land or meadows, and
then when thc land is used for corn or
other crops lt will bo in much better
condition than when the manure ia
put in hills for corn or worked into
the plowed ground. You will not have
so many weeds to contend with on
your new Beading. The manure
I spreader seems to solve the problem
j of putting the manure on the meadow.
j -I. G. Seltzer, in American Agricul
I tu r i st,
Fattening ducks and geese is best
done when they are confined In little
stalls, or when only two or three are
together. Like n pig, a duck or goose
will 'eat more when it has a compan
ion than when It i3 alone, as greedi
ness is one of the characteristics be
longing to both. The food need not
be expensive. Bolled turnips, carrots
and potatoes, with corn meal, make
the best mess with which to get ducks
and geese fat quickly. They must, be
kept very quiet, given plenty of water
' for drinking, and allowed pulverized
charcoal once a day. Ten days is long
enough for getting them in proper
condition.-Mirror and Farmer.
The Amateur Philosopher.
"Men boast of their superiority,"
said a Chicago doctor who has a weak
ness for philosophizing, "taking it for
granted that they are far in advance
of all other things that live here on
earth. It is true that they have some
wonderful achievements to their
credit, but did you ever see a horse,
for instance, that was cross-eyed?
Compare the number of deformities
among children with thone of young
animals and you will find that among
all the horses, cattle, sheep, hogs,
dogs, cats and everything else belong
ing to the animal world, there are no
where near as many congenial deform
ities as among people. This undoubt
edly is due to the fact that the ani
mals live more nearly as nature in
tended them to than wo do. But we
musn't find fault. Think of the spec
ialists who would bc working as day
laborers If every child came into tho
world perfect. And our tailors and
dressmakers would all be forced out of
business if nobody had defects to hide.
We must never lose sight of the fact
that our shortcomings' are art's great
est slmilus.-Chicago Record-Kerald.
In Cuba sixteen tons of cane yielded
one ton of syrup; In Peru it requires
only twelve and a half.
Germany has on the average 80C or
chard trees to the square milo.
IMPROVING SMALL HOMES.
Movement to Promote tho Material As
.,, pcctB of Home Lire,
The American Institute for Social
service has named delegates to attend
he international housing congress,
vhlch is to be held in Paris from July
o November, and the purpose of which
s to arrive at the best plans for mnk
ng the homes of the working people,
nore especially the poorer classes,
nore healthful, convenient and,attract*
ve without Imposing serious additional
Durdens on the occupants. It is ex*
[)ccted thnt In this long continued con
gress tho whole subject, from the
standpoint of tho working people, the'
landlord, tho tenant, the philanthropist
and the municipal and State govern
ments, will be reviewed and consid
ered. Much good should result the
world over from such deliberations.
This subject ls one to which the peo
ple of this country should give special
consideration. The working people of
the United States live better than those
of any other nation in thc world, but
so they should. They are better paid.
The opportunities for general educa
tion and rclinemeht nre within the
reach of ft much larger proportion of
the population than in any other coun
try. The Inducements for individual
ambition are greater in this free, demo
cratic land than In other parts of the
world; Yet there is scope for great
improvement lu thc domestic environ
ments bf a very large class of Ameri
can working people, and it should be
the business of all those who, through
the obligations of special fortune or
those of official position can do much
to promote the social order, to give
this subject attention.
A little direction, given In the ripht
spirit, will help amazingly those who
have little art In helping themselves
in thc improvement of the material
aspects of home life. The matters <
sanitation, cleanliness, order, furn .b
Inge and decorations, both in the house
and on the premises, can be greatly
hromotci through a measure of en
boura gwent These things do not
hecessrrUy make living more expens
ive, he do they increase the burdens
bf home keeping. A house once In or
der may be kept in order with but little
But the greatest aid and incentive to
bettef standards in the home is higher
standards In tho municipality< A elly
that has well-paved and well-kept
streets, good sidewalks, plentiful sh:*de.
One parks, handsome boulevards and
abundance of water at cheap rates, a
perfect sewer system and a public
spirit.d administration will not only
inspire civic and individual pride in
the hearts of Its residents, but it will
also Invite the better classes in oil the
walks of Ufo. People who seek new
and permanent homes take into con
sideration the general advantages of a
city as well as tho immediate Interests
of their business or profession.-Kan
sas City Star.
Love-Making In Various Laude.
A curious inquirer into amorous cus
toms and traditions has lately set forth
some interesting observations on "the
way of n mrtn with n maid" in different
parts of thc world. T i Japan, lt ap
pears, the affair Is carried on with
characteristic delicacy. There, thc
love: who wishes to declare his love
throws a bunch of plumflower buds in
to the lady's conveyance ns she enters
it on her way to the wedding of a
friend. Should she fasten them to her
gown lt signifies that the suitor ls ac
cepted; should she throw them away,
however, the fates are against him.
?n the arctic regions n less amiable
'jabit pvc-VAT'S' Thc Ecktoo-lorar aaro?
tittie foi' the us?ai amenities of civiliza
tion ? he walks' boldly into the fair
one's abode, seizes her by the hair, or
by her garments of fur, and drags her
iway to his home.
The Hungarian gypsies use cakes as
love-letters. A coln ls baked Into the
sweetmeat, Which is then thrown nt
the favored lady ?S she passes by. If
she eats the cake and retains the coin,
all ls well; but if she should fling back
tho silver, it would be fatal to the
lover's hopes. Amohg the savages of
the Arabian desert the girl ls ap?
proached without ceremony while pas
turing her flocks. She resists strenu
ously, attacking her suitor with sticks
and stones. If he succeeds in driving
ber Into her father's tent she is his,
but If she should repulse him, lifelong
disgrace would be bL-< portion.-Har
Of the several orders of reptiles, tur*
ties arc the least repulsive to most peo*
plo. Among them, however, may be
found those which may not be handled
with Impunity. I shall never forget
my lirst interview with a snapping turi
tie. I was a schoolboy at the time and
I was engaged in fishing for eels in a
brook, when I "had a bite," a good one,
and to my joy I hauled out on the bauk
a kicking, struggling, four-legged crea
ture with a mud-colored, moss-covered
shell and with horny spikes on the
upper edge of his tall. I put out my
hand to remove thc hook, a bent pin,
when thc wicked head shot out like a
streak of lightning and the jaws came
together with fi enan, Luckily my An
gers were just out of reach, or I might
have lost one or two of them.
Thc flat-shelled painted turtles, thc
round-shelled spotted turtles, and In
fact nearly all our common turtles
with the exception of the snapper and
tlie alligator-snapper, may be handled
and examined without the slightest
fear. Most of them are water-turtles,
and feed chiefly on animal food, but
the interesting box-turtle lives upon
the land and feeds chiefly, If not alto
gether, on vegetables.-Woman's Home
Pinn For Navigating Amazon.
W. E. O'Kocfe, of Memphis, who ls
in Joplin temporarily, is one of n party
who have a novel plan for going up
the Amazon Uiver. Thc river, as is
well known, passes through country
which has never been explored. Thc
forests aro practically impenetrable,
thc ai? is deadly to all but natives, and
the natives are extremely unfriendly
and dangerous. Mr. O'Kocfe and bis
party intend to navigate thc river In a
steel boat, which will be propelled by
gasoline, and will have a guard rall
which can be charged with electricity.
The boat will be eighty feet long and
seven feet deep. The steel exterior
will protect the party from any weap
ons the natives arc likely to have, and
if they should attempt to board they
would bc given an electrical shock
from the guard rail. There will also
be a turret on the boat containing two
"The party," says Mr. O'Kecrc, "ls
being fitted out at the instance of a
number of Antwerp mon. several of
whom arc scientists, and thc rest ad
ventureT. If the expedition is a suc
cess we will try going up thc Congo
River on the sa;r.e kind of a trip."
Kansas City Journal.
In Germany thc auuual consumption
of iron per capita is 1GS pounds and
the production just double that
Her aim was never very good,
Yet well It played Its part;
She threw herself at Cholly's head
And hit the fellow's heart.
-August Smart Set.
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The cood don't always die young. Some
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Ladle? Con Wear Shoe?
Ono size smaller after using Allen's Foot- j
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easy. Cures swollen"; bot, sweating, aching :
feet. Ingrowing nails, corns and bunionsi At :
all druggists and shoo stores, 25o, Don't ac
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mall. Address, Allen 3. Olmsted, Lelioy, N?Y.
The gift ot gab has caused many a man
to give himeelf away.
Mrs. Winslow's SoothtngSyrup for ohlldrei
teething,soften tho gums, raducos inflamma
tion,allays paln.oures wind collo. 26o. a bottle
A search warrant isn't necessary in the
quest of happiness.
I'lso's Curo is tho best medlolne we over used
for all affections of throat and lungs,-Wu.
U, ESDSLEY, Vanburen, Ind., Feb, 10, 1?00,
Scarlet fever is unknown ia thc tropics.
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REV. J. fl. RHODES
"Oh, mammal" shouted little Reg
gio, as he ran to his mother In great
glee, "what do you think.' I was .lust
over there where tney're putting up
the circus, and they re filling the ring
all full of breakfast food."-August
The Commor. Fate.
Dan Cupid limped into his office,
All battered and bruised was his
A bandage and splints graced his per
"I umpired a love-match," he sahl.
-August Smart Set.
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To all who suffer, or to the friends of tbose .
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the Blood Cool,
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Used by American
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he price - that makes the
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r "Leader" shells, load
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"IhaTo been usina Cascareis for Insomnia, wit??
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anti I ean ssy that Caneareis have given mo moro
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