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Stock Raising-. We are glad that we have twice re ferred to the unprofitableness of the .general 'Winter feeding- of cattle, for it has set farmers to thinking and will do good. If it is ja. fact that the majority of our cattle actually lose in winter and there, is no chance to harbor a doubt of it the reason is to be found in the lack of judicial care. The food and fodder we give our cattle are good. They contain the elements to insure profit, if they are rightly fed and the animal properly cared for. But is it not a fact that many of us simply aim to get our cattle through the winter alive and nothing more? Where the pastures fail in the fall, do we not vir tually say: Now we must keep life in the animal somehow until pasture comes again. It would seem so. There are numbers of men who never think of buing any feed to keep their cattle up But the farmer who does not rea lize the absolute necessity of bringing his cattle out in the spring in good con dition, even if he has to buy feed to do it, had better sell his cattle when win ter begins. A poor, weakened animal in spring will have hard work to "catch up'' during the summer, and that fact ought to be fully underwood by every rattle breeder. But it is useless to expect the best results from even the highest feeding, if there is no care in other respects. Good care is one-half the battle. it is because it is a saving of feed, and consequently a saving of money, that has been one reason for our frequent urging of the necessity of .securing help that will treat cattle and in fact all stock kindly. A rough, careless man about the cow-yard will cost more than his head is worth, either in winter or summer. Feed must be furnished to supply what his roughness and carelessness in the care of the stock wastes, and it will not make good the waste either. Every cruel blow that is .given an animal means loss to the owner; ail the boisterous language that is used to confuse and excite cattle or other stock must be paid for, and the owner pays it. Especially is this true of milch cows. Whenever a man is harsh with a cow. and whenever a man is em ployed who is never in a hurry, ex cept, when he is driving the cows, he is taking money right out of the pocket of the man that employs him; and when ever the owner of the cows is guilty of such things, he is taking money out of his own pocket and throwing it away. The first thing that a stock owner needs to insure is good treatment of his stock, aDd then he should see to it that a judicious . system of feeding supplies what may be neecessary to keep his stock in condi tion at any time of year. Thus winter feeding will prove profitable. It is useless to expect good results from stock-raising unless we can keep it in good condition from the start to the end. Young jstock is frequently ruin ously neglected ia this respect. .From one cause or another the mother has not always a sufficient supply of milk f6r her young. In such case the utmost care must be taken to supply it from other sources. The young animal that is half starved wjll never make the animal that Jit would if kept growing from its birth, even if it should live at -air. It is often expensive to raise" a young animal by artificial feeding, but that has nothing to do with the question of raising it right. If the expense is loo much, don't raise jt. When the milk'of the-mothcr is insufficient for the young and that is quite frequently the trouble with young ewes it wili be found best and much the cheaper to feed the mother . liberally on such things as roots, ground -oats. etc., which will produce milk. Wcslcni Mural. t Guaranteeing Seed Corn. When a man offers seed corn for sale ;ui'd charges a higher price for it than the regular price of corn, for the reason that it is seed corn, he is responsible to the party buying for the loss, if it does not grow. Ana the only way he can absolve himself from this responsibility is to have it distinctly understood at the time that the purchaser takes it at his own risk. And no one should buy seed corn this year except on conditions well understood. There will be plenty of greedy men offering seed corn for sale " without understanding what they are doing, or being irresponsible for the - damages. Some may think the meas ure of damage would be refunding the .tuoney paid, or furnishing equal amount of corn again. This is a limited view of the case. If a man sells seed corn and charges more because it is seed, he is responsible to the purchaser for the full amount of the crop he might have raised but did not on account of the de fect in seed. If the owner of seed corn will not guarantee it, then buy only where it lias been fairly tested, and you know positively that it is the same corn, and that it will grow. Do not make fools of yourselves in so important a matter. As a general thing it is not safe to plant corn two years old. The fact that it;grew last year is no evidence that it will grow this year. It never grows entirely as well as good new seed. And yet, after trial this year, if it proves of strong vitality it can be trusted. But we warn our fanner friends about being, in so important a matter, caught in the trap by some sharper who wishes to i make a speculation in seed corn, lhere will be enough failures without care lessly adding to the number. Let every person appoint himself a committee of one to see to his own case, and attend to it closely, vigilantly. It is an emer gency which will bring out a man's energv if he has anv. Two vears ago the Northwest lost yJO,000.600 bush els of corn from poor seed. And there is a chance for double that this vear. Iowa State Register. Sonic Things That Science Docs Sot Teach. In scalding a hog, does science teach that if the water is a little too hot the hair will not slip, that it is set, and must be shaved off with a knife? Every farmer should know these things and they must be taught. Do any of the graduates of any agricultural school know that in building a stack of grain or hay, it must be kept fullest in the middle, and well trod down? Do they know how to tie up and shock wheat? Do they know how to whet a scythe? Do they know that if the blade is whetted up and down it will not .cut oft the straw clean, as it should be whetted from the heel to the point? Do they know how to lengthen or shorten the plow gear so that the plow will not cut too deep or shallow? Do they know how to put up a rail fence so that some of the rails will not project at the corners to snag the stock? Do they know how to put up a stone fence so it "will stand, anil that the long rocks ought to be put crosswise the fence to act as braces, and if this is done it will not tumble by settling? Do they know how to square a house? Science teaches them that the hypothenuse of a right angle triangle is equal to the square of the two sides, but they have never seen the applica tion of this rule, thus they build a house pointing every way butr the-right way. Experience teaches us that with a ten foot pole a hoise can be squared, in live minutes. We measure eight feet otf one sill and make a notch, six feet on the other sill and make a notch. If the ten-foot pole just reaches from notch to notch that corner, is square, the other three corners treated in the same way will be square, and also house. " Old Farmer?9 in Southern Planter. The Richest Man. The richest man in New York City died Wednesday morning. Not Gould or Vanderbilt, or any other of the money-grabbers, but a money-giver in stead, who knew what the old English epitaph meant: ' What I kept, that I lost. What I gave away, that I had.1 No man better proved the truth of this than Peter Cooper, who, at ninety-two, leaves a world which he has tried so far as one man could to make the better for his ''living' in it, with not a human being to say a word in dispraise of, his stewardship, and with thousands to remember him with bless ing and honor. He gained great wealth, and gained it" .without the gambling that is called speculation, or the robbery that is termed watering stock, or by any other questionable means, but by industry and prudence in business and by judicious investment. He used his gains without niggardliness and with out ostentation, in good deeds, in whose results he did eat of the labor of his hands and was satisfied; and though lie dies with far less money to show than the leaders of the vulgar millionaire society of New Xork, he is:in essentials far richer than they all. Sjpringfield (Mass.) Republican. The Prophet Honored in Ills Own Conn try, ven ia His Own House. Tmt honest, simple narrative of Mks. S. J. Whiff who resides at No. 177 Williams St., Providence, R. L : "During the past six or seven years I bare been se rerelr afflicted wjth kidney disease, causing Intense backaches, dizziness and other severe pains through my body and limbs, rendering me so weak and prostrate that at times it was impossible for me to do any part of my housework. I have had also a fluttering of the heart, and was terribly distressed for breath. I was very miserable, and completely worn out and discour aged; I had no ambition to undertake to do anything, and barely sufficient strength to render existence de sirable, having failed to find any relief from the doc tor's prescriptions. At this trying crisis a friend per suaded me to obtain a bottle of Hunt's Remedy, and now I rejoice that I followed this friendly advice, for tt acted like a charm in my case. After I had taken a few doses, my health began to fmprove; I felt better every way. The fluttering of the heart, the in tense backaches, and terrible shortness of the breath speedily disappeared, my strength and ambition Boon returned, and before I had taken two bottles of Hunt's Remedy I was entirely well, and able to wash and Iron and do my housework. Once in a while I am troubled with the headache, and as soon as I am taken I resort I to Hunt's Remedy, and a few doses fix me all right. I shall neer be without it in the future. I have fre quently recommended Hunt's Remedy to my friends. and they have experienced relief from the first j dose. I hear ily recommend it to all who are afflicted with kidney disease or diseases of the Liver, Bladder, or Urinary organs. I think no family should be with out it. Mrs. S. J. Whipp, No. 177 Williams St., Providence, R. L Acts Like a Charm. 'I have used Hunt's Remedy for Kidney troubles, and recommended it to others, and always found it to act like a charm. " John Ch ambkbs, 723 Carson Street, Pittsburgh, Penn. "Gratitude is the memory of the heart." How many heart memories cluster around Hunt's Remedy in grate ful households where it has wrought Its magic cure! Spring Suits $20, 825 AND $30, Equal in every respect to best merchant tailor work, and One-Third to One-Half Less in Price. Samples, Rules for Self-Measurement, and Fashion Plates sent by mail. BsaaffaGood8 sent C. O. D. with privilege $& of examining before paying. THE Golden Eagle, S. W. Cor. 5th and Pine, ST. 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