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FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. .
WHEN MOTHER LOOKS. I 'membsr such a lot of things That happened long ago, When me an' Jim was six years old An' now we're ten or so. But those that I remember best i n ones i mom cu ec . . i Are the things that used to happen , When mother looked at me. ., On time In church, when me an' Jim Was sntckertn' out loud The minister was prayln', an' The people's heads was bowed ' w e naa ine uigisesi iuhu ui jum Ahnut a bumblebee. Bift things got quiet rather quick When mother looked at me. . And then there's some times, when I think A-ffoln- in swimmln' with tne Doys Down there by Jones' run, But when I get back home again Just 'bout in time for tea There's a kind of a dlffer'nt feeling cornea When mother looks at met That time when I was awful sick An' the doctor shook his bead, - 1 i An' ev'ry time pa come around -' His eyes was wet an' red, I 'member her hands on my face ' How soft they used to be Somehow the pain seemed easier When mother looked at me. It's funny how It makes you feel t ain't afraid of her, She's 'bout the nicest person . Tou'd And most anywhere; But the queerest sort of feeling, As queer as queer can be, Makes everything seem different When mother looks at me. -Letchworth Bmith, tn Youth's Com- UttlllUU. . SAILBOAT WHIRLIGIG. The Boata Will Torn Gracefully If Properly Contracted. A great deal of time is devoted by every boy to making and rigging minia ture sailboats, although he may live ' miles away from a suit-able sailing pond ind not even have the opportunity of launching them, -s ' ' As the pleasure found in sailing boats vlles principally in the graceful action . of the sails, the whirteie shown in the Illustration furnishes just this same attractive appearance as it revolves, the boats following one another in their circuit, the sails jibing gracefully from port to starboard in exact regu larity. , , . , Tkn ahh n r i 1 V (in tn im no W a nf p windmill. They need not be very elab orately made; they should be cut out from four pieces of exactly the same dimensions. Make the masts and bow sprits of tough wood and the sails of SAILBOAT WHIRLIGIG. strong muslin, as they are likely to be exposed to strong wind. The calls and booms can best bei Joined to the masts by means of screw eyes. The rigging must be very slm pie and yet strong, light cord, well waxed, being used, and the sails should be uniformly close-hauled. The two long cross pieces are joined together in the center at right angles forming four arms of even length and at the end of each is fastened one of the boats: through the center of Intersec "tion bore a hole large enough for the axle, for which a long wire nail will answer. ' " ' ' ,' ' The crossarms with boats attached should be mounted on top of a pole (or mail flagstaff) by meanB of the axle, which should be well lubricated. small washer may be placed under the croBspieces to reduce friction, i : . . : When completed, the upright may be let up in the center of a flower bea vines being trained up the pole, or may be attached to the top of a shed or the fence, where it will be visible from the windows. Boston Globe. Dromedaries Uke t Smoke. " Dogs have been taught to smoke, but they neverseem to like- it, but tironie daries smoke and are particularly fond of the weed. We have this on the testi mony of many celebrated travelers in Egypt. Dromedary drivers rely moro on tobacco smoke for their control over j theBe animals than anything else, When traveling on long journeys the dromedaries are in many cases required to travel all day and night, and they are kept up to their task by smoking cigars The driver carries a triangular piece of wood, which Is pierced at one point like ft cigar holder. This is inserted In the animal'i mouth, the cigar being lit and pressed into the hole in the same fa sib- ion followed by man. The dromedary Immediately closes its eyes, and puff awnr through its nostrils until the cigar is consumed. ' Chimes of Normandy. , ' Do you want to hear the chimes of No'inandy? If you do, all you need is fVheavy silver spoon and a piece or string. Tie the string at its center pround tho handle of the spoon, leav' Ing the ends three or four feet long. Now wind the ends around your two forefingers near the first joint and then thrust your fingers in your ears. Bend aver and allow the tablespoon to knock against the wall or the door or a choir and you will be surprised at the really beautiful imitation of church chimes which you will hear. Chicago Record, In tne Conserratory. "You are my Ideal; won't you be my wife?" "I prefer to rnmin your ideal." JIMMY'S HARD' BLADE. Uncle Nat Opened It for Him with Handkerchief. , "Jimmy could not get the blade of his new knife open. He had tried until the nails of both bis thumbs were broken, and then he had worked with a screw driver and a spike, but he couldn't start the Stiff' spring1. " .;' ' - "Guess you never heard about open ing a knife with your handkerchief," said Uncle Nat, good-naturedly. "With a handkerchief?" ' "Yes, with a handkerchief. When I waa a boy that is the way we always , HOD THE BLADE WAS OPENED. did, but the boys of to-day seem to have forgotten the trick." Uncle Nat put on his spectacles, drew out his handkerchief and wound It about Jimmy's knife, blade and all. He. did it slowly, so that it would be tight. Jimmy looked on wondenngly. When the winding was finished Uncle JNat held the free corner of the handker chief firmly between his thumb and finger and gave the knife a sharp little twitch and throw. Of course the hand kerchief unrolled rapidly, and when the knife flew out. the blade was open. "There," said Uncle Nat, "easy enough, isn't it?" . And Jimmy was able to do the same thing at the first trial, and after that he wasn't troubled with a blade that stuck. Chicago Record. PREMIUM ON SILENCE. This Story Tell How Willie Wiggins Won a Bet. Willie Wiggins and his churn, Tommy Tompkins, were sitting together on the curbing down the street the other day, when Mrs. Wiggins came to the front door and glanced up and down the street as if looking for some one, says the Ohio State Journal. Presently she spied the object of her search and called out: "Willie, I want you." She then reentered the house and busied herself about her household du ties. A minute later Mrs. Tompkins put her head out of a window half a block away and yelled at the top of her voice "Tora-my 1 You come home this very minute!" Both bovs " remained motionless. Neither spoke a word. Five minutes passed away, when both women again made their appearance at the same moment: "Oh, Willie," called Mrs. Wiggins, No answer. "Tom-myl" shouted Mrs. Tompkins. "Willie!" again called Mrs. Wiggins. "I wish vou would hurry home. I want you." "Tommy Tompkins," shouted His mother, in an angry tone, "if you are not here in mighty short order I'll see il 1 can't help you along." Neither the pleading voice of Mrs, Wiggins nor the angry tone of Mrs. Tompkins seemed to have any effect on the two boys and they both remained silent aud motionless as their respective mothers again disappeared. About two minutes later Willie put in his appear ance. "Did vou want me, mamma?" he asked. ' "Did I want you?", exclaimed his mother. "Of course I wanted you. Why didn't you come when I first called you?" " 'Cause Tommy Tompkins bet me a cent's worth of candy he could keep from speakin' longer'n I could," replied Willie. "He didn't do it, though," he continued, as he drew himself up with the air o'f a victor. Hismacame after him with a switch." He Ate Too Much Candy. An instance of the danger of over indulgence in any favorite article ie that of a New York boy, 17 years old. He recently went to work in his father'j confectionery store, and ate great quan tities of candy and other sweets. He grew .very stout, increasing in weight from 130 to 200 pounds. Then his eye sight failed him, and a specialist said that the blindness was caused by a con dition of his stomach resulting from eating too much candy. The boy now refrains from eating candy, and will recover his sight. Found the Missing: Link. Scientists are zealously seeking for the "missing link" between man and the brutes, says Youth's Companion. It j is not Impossible -that it may be found in Costa Rica. A traveler, M. Plttier, says that he met one day a "troop of white-faced monkeys, and one of the females had a red passion flower, as a decoration, In each ear, an early trace of the feminine love for ornamentation.' ... Great Lack. Billy Have you any luck fishing to day, Jimmy? ;Jimmy Great! I didn't stick de hook Into me finger, ner slip off de log an' fall in, ner git bit by mosqul- tos, ner lose any uv me clothes, ner git licked w'en I got hornet, Puck. To Be Warned by Soent. French newspapers are suggesting a new system for the prevention of marine accidents which proposes to place strongly smelling chemicals in fioatingreceptaclesto be attached to the existing light buoys and bell buoys. , Cam .for the Cows. A little fresh-air child saw r herd oi cows for the first time, and, after watch ing them chewing their cuds, tn amaze ment he said deprecatingly to the farm er: "0, mister, do you have to buy gum for all those cows to chew?" FARM : AND .GARDEN. LASTING PROSPERITY.; What Farmers Mast Do to Enjoy It" Coveted Blessing;. V T The press of the country is full of talk about the prosperity of the farmer this year, and many figures are given to ihow what an increased harvest of dol lars our farmers will reap. While there lii much exaggeration in many of these itatements, there is much truth also. Farming is a better business than it bas been. Good crops and fair prices for them at the elevator or through the feed lot have put our farmers in better position than since 1891. Bull there is room for improvement not merely in the markets, but in the con ditions that surround farming" and farmers, and which directly affect their profits. There is room for improve ment in production of many farms, looking to a less costly and befr ter product. There is great need oj improvement in live stock, both in num bers and quality. Such things as these come within the jurisdiction of every farmer. But other equally important es sentials to greater prosperity lie beyond the farm and beyond the farmer as an in dividual. The greatest prosperity cannot prevail when many of the things the people must have are controlled by com mercial monopolies or trusts, borne classes may receive incidental benefits from these organizations, but farmers do not. They must sell In the open mar ket usually, and can ill afford to buy in a market that is not open. Allowing the other fellow to fix the price of so many things is not productive of the greatest prosperity. The same thing is, to a large extent, true of taxation. Too often farmers have allowed other classes to impose the burdens which call for high taxes on farms, while the other fellow reaped most of the benefits there from.. There must be more caution about this, if farmers are to realize the greatest prosperity. And there are other matters that enter into this problem, Better education of producers, result ing in a better product and a broader market; opening of new foreign mar kets; uniformity of production by the individual, and, consequently, the mass of farmers all these things are esseen tial to true and lasting prosperity. They will not allbe attempted, but in what ever degree they are approached so far is farming improved. National Stock man. AMONU THE POULTRY. Low roosts ore what you want. Young ducks will beat broilers. ; When the chicks are out burn th old nests. . If you have poor, sandy land, put poultry on it. The poultry business is very far from overdone. There is an increasing .demand for pure-bred fowls. Have a good, strong male bird, and one not akin to the hens. Bed cedar boughs are recommended for hens' nests to prevent lice. The majority of poultry houses are not warm enough for mmter. Don't ship poultry in a coop that is so low that the birds cannot stand up in it. Duck farming has increased greatly in the last few years because it is profit able. Buy eggs of responsible breeders in setting time. It is bad business to buy of irresponsible parties." A tablespoonful of lime water in each pint of drinking water is a good remedy for bowel diseases. A double-walled house, the Fpace filled with chaff or straw, makes a warm, egg-producing place in winter. Don't feed corn steadily for egg pro duction, whatever anybody may say. It is contrary to both reason and sci ence. Many farmers who have kept chick ens all tneir lives need to study tne business, almost from the beginning, to make a success, for they have paid no attention to it. Western Plowman. HANDY CONTRIVANCE How to Make Ditching: In Insecure Soil Perefetly Safe. It is occasionally necessary to cut a trench through soil that will not "stand up" in the wall of the ditch. Sandy soil is of this nature. To keep the ditch open until a pipe can be laid, HOW TO KEEP A DITCH OPEN. the plan shown In the accompanying diagram can be used to advantage. A stake is driven at one side of the pro posed trench, and is anchored from Its upper end as is shown In the sketch As the trench is deepened a board is slipped down behind the stake,' an other stake secured in the same way, holding the other end ofthe board. As the trench is deepened, the board is pressed down and another added above it, the stakes also being driven dowa and so on till the required depth Is reached. The same plan will probably have to be used on both sides.--Orange Judd Farmer. Lice Kill Many Chick. It is known that a brood of chicks that are apparently well will suddenly begin to droop and die, especially when the weather is very warm, In such cases the cause is usually lice. There may be no lice on the chicks when ex amined on one day, yet in two or threi days more they may have the large lice on their heads., In the first symptoms ot droopiness rub a drop of lard on the bead of each chick and dust it well with Insect powder. Then treat the hen in tho same manner, as lice go from the bea to the chicks-farm and FjresbU. "EARLY FALL PLOWING. ft AdvanUae "Considered" from . .. Scientific Viewpoint. The, advantages of fall plowing over! the same operation in the spring are Iwelt upon by Prof. H. Snyder, of the College of Agriculture of the.University )t Minnesota. 1 Fall plowing keeps the humus and lltrogen of tho soil in better condition han late spring plowing. Nitrifica tion goes' on in the soil until quite late In the fall, and In the south the process Eoes on the entire year; The change is lost rapid near the surface, where (here ie plenty of oxygen from the air. fn early fall plowing the available ni rogen formed from the humus is near (he surface, where it does the sprouting seeds and the young crops the most rood. With late spring plowing,, this available nitrogen is plowed under, and Inert organic nitrogen is brought to tho purface. In old soils the process of nitrification does not go on rapidly enough to fur nish available nitrogen to the crop. In a pew soil the process of nitrification is liable to go on too rapidly. Deep plow lng ' and thorough cultivation aid in nitrification. Hence, the longer the soil s cultivated, the deeper and more thor- pugh must be its preparation. Plowing tnust be done at the right time, prefer ably in the fall so as not to interfere with the next year's water supply. The application of lime and wood ashes aids in the reduction of nitrogen of humus to available forms, and prevents the forma. tion of sour mold. Good drainage is also necessary to nitrification in the soil. In water-logged sojls the humus does not decompose normally, but peat is produced on account of the absence of oxygen. We thus see that nitrification, although sometimes a serious source oi loss, may be largely controlled by care ful management of the soil. CORNER FEED RACK. How the Work of Feeding; Horse Can Be Simplified. The importance of having everything as handy 'as possible in and about the farm buildings is not to be ignored. The work of feeding horses can often be simplified by erecting feed racks, as herewith represented in the cut, in the corner of each stall, right above the manger. Such a rack takes up little room, practically speaking, and when one is in a hurry during spring's work CORNER FEED RACK. and the like, he can give his horses their hay ration In short meter, for the rack should be connected by means of the chute with the mow overhead. When the graBs harvest is gathered, should the barn be crowded with hay, the mouth of the chute over each stall may be covered with a board, so as to prevent hay from settling down into It when not desired. It rarely takes long for enough of the hay to be fed out so that it mav be uncovered again. Fred erick O. Sibley, in N. Y. Tribune. FEEDING FOR QUALITY. Ilovr the Flavor of Meats Can Be De , cldcdly Improved. A variety of feed will produce better meat than corn alone. There is a recog- ntion of this quality of flavor in mut ton and pork, and the barley beef that is fed right to develop the better qual ity of beef will In some markets corn- band a better price. That distinct im provement In the flavor of meats can be produced by feeding certain foods, i not so well understood. -The sweetest and best-flavored beef we ever ate waa mainly fattened on pumpkins' and Hub bard squash, in a season when both were very plentiful and almost unsal able. They were fed to fattening cows, without grain, the sugar in the Hubbard squash supplying the place of starch We have heard that the bagasse from sugar cone, after mosi of its sweet has - been extracted, makes an 'excellent quality of beef when it Is fed to fatten ing cattle. Undoubtedly the same re sult cornea from feeding rich Corn en- Bilage, made from corn put in silo when it was in the earing stage. It is not merely the succulence of this feed, but also the fact that it contains sugar which is much more digestible than starch, that makes the beef made by feeding corn in thiB succulent stage better and sweeter than it is when it fed after the sugar has been changed starch. Eural World. Hold On to Yonr Sheep. It is folly to leave one branch of live stock business, for another, when other men are doing the same thing, so that prices are utterly demoralized. Nothing but loss can be the result of such a procedure. 1 he time to buy it when every man wants to sell; the time to sell is when everyone wants to buy, A short time ago stockmen were tumbling over one another fylng to dispose of sheep, practically , giving them away. Of course, any sane man could see that the outcome of such a practice must, sooner or later, make sheep paying property, so lust noia to your sheep; that is, all the best them; the sooner the culls go, tne ter, but,, the good ones, feed up and breed up and, be ready to take the re ward. Mutton sells well, even If wool Is too low for prpfit Eurol World, , That Terrthle 9eowra;e. V.l.ri.l rti.MM ii Invariably BUDDlement- ed by disturbance of the liver, the bowels, the stomsch and the nerves. To the removal of both the cause and the effetta Hostetter 8tomach Bitters is fully adequate. It "fill the bill " as no other remeay noes, penorm. ing its work thoroughly. - Its ingredients are pure and wholesome, and it admirably serves to build up a system Drosen py ui uetuw auu shorn of strength. Constipation, liver and kidney complaint and nervousness are con quered by it. - More Terrible. -1 HewittMy wife was looking for a dry goods store yesterday and by mistake she walked into a saioon next aoor. Jewett That was terrible. "Yes. she found me inside." N. Y. Truth. Vitm mk nnruwt frw and nermanentlv cured. No fits after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great Nerve Restorer. Free $2 trinl bottle treatise. Dr. Kline, 933 Arch st., Phila., Pa. ' The Main Thins;. "Thm here ouick-firina sruns." said Rub berneck Bill, critically examining the wonnnn lpft. hv the rentleman who was be ing buried "these here quick-firing guns am t so important as a quicK-urawujg iwui behind em. Indianapolis journal. After physicians had given me up, I was saved by Piso's Cure. Ralph meg, Wil- liamsport, Jfa., JNov.Zi, ibih. Using: a Word. , child, what made your face "My dirtv?" so "that Billy Bludkins an' I had a fight, an' he throwed more dirt in my face than I could digest, mamma." Judge. Hall's Catarrh Care Is t Constitutional Cure. Price 75c. Nobody is too poor to have lace curtains. Wftuhinirton Democrat. Autobiographical. The self-made man too a onpnlino- H said '.'Mv father was a raiser of hogs. There was a large family of us" and then his voice was drowned by the applause. Life. We never value money as much as we do I . fi. rt' l.t.. ngm aiier naving gpeut u iuuuuiy. uu ington JUemocrau THE MARKETS. Nsw York, Sept I 8 60 5 7 FLOUR WHEAT No. rea; Wrt CORN-No. 2 OATS No. 333 !3tt 84. 7 60 16 8 60 11 00 OHM BEEF Extra mess PORK Family LARD Western BUTTER Western creamery. CHEESE-Large F.OOS State and Penn. i 80 4J 4 85 13 tt 9 ft 16 (3 1 . is 27 WOOL Domestio tteece 20 Fullea 40 . 70 6 16 8 40 4 60 HAY Good to choice 60 CATTLE Native steers. 4 10 & & Si SHEEP 8 VI HOGS m 4 30 CLEVELAND. FLOUR Ariel 6 75 6 80 00 4 75 Minnesota patents., o ou Minnesota bakers... 4 70 62 WHEAT No. 2 red CORN-Shelled. No. i yellow.. OATS No. 2 white. 84 24 23 16 (3 8 (A BUTTER Choice to firsts.... CHEESE York state 1714 10 8 Ohio state EGOS Strictly fresh POTATOES New, per busheL SEEDS-Timotby 144 46 a lt 66 1 60 1 36 2 40 60 8 00 4 10 2 40 4 85 Clover 13 4 00 10 00 ft 10 00 3 4 20 S 60 4 40 HAY-Timothy Hulk on market CATTLE Steers, fair, light.. SHEEP Fulr to good HOGS-Yorkers CINCINNATL FLOUR-Famlly 3 70 a 4 00 94 21 K 20 48 4 26 04 WHEAT No. 8 red CORN No. mixed OATS No. 2 mixed, new RYE-No. 2. 93' 2oxa 483 I 40 u 1HA HOGS.., WHEAT September CORN No. 3 mixed OATS-No. 2 mixed 80 19 6 85 4 40 4 75 6 99 4 60 8 80 6 10 8 75 4 20 5 60 4 60 an HUr'FAlAH. BEEVES Choice steers 6 20 Fat belters. 4 uo SHEEP Selected wethers.... 4 60 Lambs. 4 HOGS-Yorkers 4 40 Kougus 3 06 PITTSBURG. BEEVES Prime 6 00 Cows 2 00 SHEEP Choice 4 10 Cbolce lambs 6 ao HOGS Best Yorkers 4 46 Koughs... 2 TO " I can sincerely say that I r owe mv life to Ayer's ' I RarsaDarllla. For seven! years I suffered, wuni that terrible scourgei f Sornf ula. in my shoulilcri I and mv srm. Every meuusl f of cure was tried without suc- f cess. I had a cood pliysicioni f who tried In every way to helpl i me. 1 was told to take Aycr'si I - . . .1 ISarsaDarlllo, I immediately be-1 I iran Its use and after taking Seven 1 (bottles of this remedy the scrofula 1 f wajientlrelv cured." Mrs.J.A.GEK- f TLB, Fort Fairfield, Me., Jan. 26, 1896. 1 WEIGHTY WORDS FOR Ayer's Sarsaparilla. is to LIKE A GOOD TEMPER, "SHEDS A BRIGHTNESS EVERYWHERE." the WITHOUT GRIP or GRIPR To get a natural result, a remedy should always act without violence, smoothly, t&iiy, delightfully. This is the action of liver. They are purely vegetable, containing 110 poisonous cr In jurious substances, and are recommended and used by young and old. BELIEVE WHAT WE SAY I 10 cents prove their merit, and we asfc that you y t BUY AND TRY A TO-NIGHTl AU, DRUGGISTS. V. J 10255 "' on oi bet TO MOTHERS OFUKE FAMILIES. Mrs. Pinkham's Advice Free, ' In this workaday world few women are so placed that physical exertion is not constantly demanded of tbem la , their daily life. Mrs. Pinkham makes a special appeal to mothers of large families whose work Is never done, and many of whom su ner and suffer for lack of intelligent aid. To women, young or Id, rich or poor, Mrs. Pinkham, of Lynn, Mass., extends her invita tion of free ad vice. Oh, women! do not let your lives be sac rificed when a word from Mrs. Pinkham, at the first approach of weakness, may fill your future years with healthy joy. . .ft V iU A 1 Mrs. a. u. uuhleb, h-o worm Al bany avenue, near Humboldt raric, Chicago, 111., says: "I am fifty-ona years old and have had twelve cniiaron, and my youngest is eight years old. I have been suffering for some time with a terrible weakness; that bearing-down feeling was dreadful, and I oould not walk any distance. 1 began tno use of Lydia E. I'inktiams vegctaoie Compound and Sanative Wash and they have cured me. I cannot praise your medicine enough." After the Pulling:. "If anv of mv friends call." said thecandi- date for congress, wearily, as he came down trom his private parlor ana waikea up to the clerk's desk,' 'tell them I've gone out for a walk. ' Going to stretch your legs a bit" asked the affable clerk. "Just the other one." said the candi date sadly. Detroit Free Press. Last Month of the Tennessee Cen tennial and Industrial Exposition. The month of October closes this greatest of all Expositions ever held in the South, and next to the Columbian, the best ever held in this country. For the closing month, spo 'ial attractions have been arranged, anst the rates from nil parts of the country have been made lower than ever before known. The location (Nashville, Tenn.l is on the main line of the Louisville & Nashville lUiilroad, direetlv on its through car route between the North and South, and the trip in either direction via that city can bo made as cheaply, if not cheaper, than via. any other route. Ask your ticket agent for rates, or write to C. P. Atmore, General Passenger Agent, Louisville, Ky., for rates and information. An Invitation. Harry A kiss is a drink of rarest nectar. Larry Have one on me. W. x. Journal. Very Low Rates to the Sonnjr South. Via Big Four Route. Account one way settlers' excursion. Tickets on Sale: Sep tember 7th and 21st, October 5th and 19th. . For tickets and full information call on anr id.-ot nwnt of the Hie Four Route., or ad dress E. O. McCormick, Pass. Traffic Mgr.; Warren J Lyncn, ass. ueo. rasa. a. iiu Agt., Cincinnati, O. A Pretty Pair. Cholly Why do you wear bloomers? Carrye-Wcll, I nave a perfect right. "How'b your left?"-N. Y. Journal. Largest ia the World. The Star tobacco factory at St. Louis i the largest in the world. The building are in two rows: 240Q feet on Park and 2400 feet on Folsom avenue, with a total width of 271 feet. You will discover the reason for tl.tsi marvelous growth if you give Star plug, tobacco a trial. Marriage induced by bumps on the head is much better than divorce rising from tha same cause. Chicago Record. THE IDEAL LAXATIVE, because they strengthen the mus cular action of the bowels and gently stimulate the kidneys and Brooklyn Life.