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Tobicco-Curlna Attachment. An appliance much In use by farmer* who grow tobacco tor the purpose of easily getting the bunches in the de sired position will be found useful for curing anything that It is desired to swing from the rafters of the bam. Figure 2 in the Illustration represents a board five feet long and three or more Inches wide, which rests on the rails that are fastened to the rafters. This board should not be fastened, for It is to be moved along on the rails from TOBACCO-CUBING ATTACBMRNT. place to place, as desired. Figure shows the bar with hooks at either end, on which the bunch of tobacco or other green is placed. Two ropes connect this to the framework, figure 3, which hangs over the five-foot board, figure 2; to either end of the top bar of figure 3. small pulleys are attached, as shown in the illustration. Figure 4 represents the rope by which the appliance is worked.—Indianapolis News. Convenient Corncrib. The Country Gentleman presents a sketch of a corncrib which is very pop ular throughout the Middle West. It is so constructed that the wagon may be drifted between the two parts in which com is to be stored, and this central part comes handy as a place in which to store small tools or wagons during the winter. A floor may be laid on a level with the plates, and the attic will provide a large amount of valuable storage room. In boarding up the sides leave a space of about 1% inches be tween the boards. This will facilitate the drying of the com. Frequently more slant is given to the outside walls Hhan is shown in the Illustration. This Is somewhat a matter of taste. A corn to JX PUFULAK COBNCRIB DESIGN. «rib built with the dimensions given and 12 feet long will hold about 700 bushels of ears on each side. Care of Aaparanns Bed*. The future of the asparagus bed de pends largely on the care given it the first year after planting. Cultivation Is largely what the bed needs durlm this first season, not only tor the pur pose of keeping uown the weeds, but to keep a mulch of loose earth on the sur face so that the moisture in the soil may be retained. Of course, during the first season quantities of small sprouts will grow, and the soil should be' raked or cultivated close up to these sprouts but care must be taken not to cover the crown of the plant with the soil, some sections the practice is to cult! vate away from the plants instead of toward them, but, as a rule, this Is not desirable except in the case of a mod erately wet summer. In a dry summer or during the season when drought is prevalent, the cultivation between the rows and the throwing of the soil to ward the ydung plants, assists In keep Ing the growth moist, which is abso lutely esseptlal during this first season In the aspargus section of the East is the practice of growers to raise small vegetables between the rows of asparagus plants the first year, pro vided the rows are not less than four feet apart. Of course, when this veg etable growing is done, the work of cut tivatlng muBt be largely done with band hoes or with a small wheel hoe operated by hand. While care must be taken to destroy any insects that mny appear, cultivation is the main essen tial during the first year. and. for that matter, is quite as necessary during the second year, the first cutting being done the third season after the plant ing, and that only moderately.—Ex change. The Best Strawberries. Mr. J. H. Hale, of Connecticut, who Is good authority upon peaches and strawberries, classes the Marshall Sample and Glen Mary as the great market berries of the new kinds, and the Nick Ohmer, Maximus and Mam moth as fancy amateur varieties for home use or tor a near-by market where firmness during transportation is hot considered more important than flavor or quality. All are very produc tive and most of them produce large berries. These hove, we believe, all been Introduced within about ten years past, and may be said to mark the im provement made in that time, but many still make their main crops of the older varieties, either because of the cost of plants, or because of a not entirely un founded idea that most of these require unusually good soil and cultivation to produce the best results in size of berry and amount of yield. It is those who get the fancy berries and fancy prices whose fruit sells first when the market is well supplied, and as costs of pick ing, boxes, crates and transportation are no more, and of high cultivation but little more on the.twelve-cent box than on those that sell for five cents or less, they are the ones that pay the-best profit.—Massachusetts Ploughman. Permanent Paatnre. Prof. Roberts, of the Cornell Experi ment Station, gives directions for form ing a permanent pasture, which we con dense. Plow now, and sow with buck wheat to be plowed under when in bloom. If pnrt of the land Is moist sow it with four quarts of rape seed per acre, which may be fed down by sheep, but if fed or not turn rape stubble under at same time as buckwheat. If cost Is not too great sow from ten to twenty bushels fresh slaked lime per acre, and then harrow it in. After, this, or when seed is sown, use from 100 to 200 pounds per acre of a mixture made from 1,000 pounds acid phosphate, 300 pounds dried blood. 200 pounds nitrate of soda, 3.000 pounds muriate of pot ash. (We should think the above 1,800 pounds not too much for ten acres of pasture land, and if well distributed as a topdressing on some old pastures it might save necessity of plowing and reseeding If there was a good turf.— Ed.) For reseeding he advises the fol lowing mixtures per acre, sown about Sept. 1: Red clover seed, six pounds; alsike clover, five pounds; Kentucky blue grass, orohard grass, meadow fescue and red top. 3% pounds eaèh; timothy, four pounds. This is a very good mixture, but for New England we should put four pounds of white clover in place of the alsike or add It to the mixture, and If the pasture was for dairy purposes, would add four pounds sweet vernal grass and two pounds tall oat grass per acre to Insure good early pasturage. The little extra cost would be quickly repaid.—American Culti vator. Late Hatched Ponltry. While, of course, the dependence for winter layers must be placed ou the chicks that are hatched in February, March and early April, there is no question but what June and July hatch ed chicks may be made profitable, pro vided they are kept growing at the greatest possible rate all through the summer. The present season, owing to the rainy weather, the early hatches were very poor, and where the hatch ing was done by the old hens it seemed almost impossible to get enough bens in a broody condition to do anything along this line, so that this year, more than for several years previous, there will be very many late hatched chicks. June and July hatched chicks should have all of the green food they can ob tain on a good run, fed cnrefully with small grains, and, while not being over fed, should have food every time they show any inclination of being at all hungry, the plan being to make every day count in giving them weight and strength. This treatment should be en forced regardless of the destiny of the chick. If it is to go into winter quar ters to lay at the proper age, it will be all the better for tbe treatment indi cated, while If it is «to be put ou the market in the early fall, it certainly would be more profitable to have it of good weight. Fairy Ponltry Tales. The daily papers report a certain Boston millionaire as buying some fine poultry at prices which make previous big figures look small—$1,000 for a dozen birds, $3,000 for two pair, $700 for another pal.r. We never did bank very heavily on the accuracy of the daily papers when they treated matters relating to poultry (not much on other matters either) and know of uo reason for changing our method now. Indeed, such statements serve to confirm us in our old opinion of the Inaccuracy of the daily papers.—Farm Poultry. Homemade V ilk '•'trninsr. For a milk strainer take a board the right size to lay nicely over the pan, bucket or can in which you set the milk. Cut a round hole in center a lit tle smaller than the top of can. Place at each corner a small nail which has the head cut off and filed to a point on which to hang the cloth. This does away with the extra trouble of wash ing and scouring the ordinary strainer, in which it is necessary to use a cloth in order to Insure perfect cleanliness. For Contracte I Hoofs, When a horse's feet are contracting and pressing on the soft structures of the foot, pare the feet so that the frog extends a quarter of an inch or so be low the level of the wall at the heel, and if much contracted rasp the walls over the quarters thin and thin the sole till it yields to pressure, especially along the frog, and let him go barefoot ed. In a month or six weeks he will get over the tenderness. The Brown-Tatlel Moth. The brown-tailed moth is proving to be tbe worst pest ever introduced in this neighborhood, writes a Bostonian to Gardening. Its voracity seems to be no less than that of its contempor ary, tbe notorious gypsy moth, and it Is reputed to have the effect in addition of Irritating and poisoning the skin of those who touch it HISTORIC BATES HOUSE, OP INDIANAPOLIS, A MEflORY. I aEfcass ¥ ? *»h hit 81 m m in & 3RT"" I ( The historic old Bates House, Indianapolis, will be removed to make way for a modern hotel. The old Bates will be wiped ouit wholly, even to its name. For fifty years the Bates was the most noted hotel in Indiana, and for a long time it has been one of jthe most famous hotels in the country. The house was built in 1S62 by Harvey Bates, Sr., in whose honor it wus named. Its first cost was $60,000, a goodly sum for an investment of this kind in a small Western town. A few years later improvements and additions to the cost of $75,000 were made. Under its various ownerships the hotel entertained many eminent men. Lincoln stepped there before the Civil War, President Johnson spoke from its balcony, Stephen A. Douglas was a guest within its walls, and all the noted Indiana states men honored the hotel with their presence at one time or another. Another na tional event in which the Bates figured was the funeral of the late Vice President Hendricks, whose home was in fhi» city, and to whose obsequies eminent men came from all parts of the country. Othjr famous people whose faces gladdened its corridors are Calve, Patti, Irving, Edwin Booth, John McCullough and other artists and actors of distinction. THOMAS Q. SHAUGHNESSY. American President of tbe Canadian Pacific Railway System. Thomas G. SWiaughnessy, who suc ceeded Sir William Van Horne as Presi dent of the Canadian Pacific Railway system, on June 12, 1898, has had a most rapid and brilliant railroad career. He is an American by birth, having been bom in Milwaukee, Wis., on Oct. 6, 1853. He entered railway service in July, 1869, In the purchasing depart fi <c THOMAS H. r-HAUOllNKsKY. ment of the Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. In January, 1879, he was ap pointed general storekeeper of that road, and In 1882, when Mr. Van Horne left the Milwaukee and St. Paul to be come general manager of the Canadian Pacific, he took Mr. Shaughnessy with him to Montreal and made him general purchasing agent for that system. In 1884 he was made assistant general manager, and In 1889 became assistant to the President, Mr. Van Horne, who, having been advanced to the Presi dency, felt that he needed the assist ance of the bright and active Shaugh nessy. In June, 1891, he was elected a director and Vice President, and in 1898 he succeeded Van Horne as Presi dent of the Canadian Pacific system. it a MAKING A GLOBE. Brief Description of a Very Interest ing Proctms in Geography, First, the model is covered with a thick layer of pasteboard in a moist state. When it is dry, a sharp knife is passed around it so as to separate the pasteboard coat into two hemispherical shells, which are then taken off the model and united at the cut edges with glue. The hollow sphere thus formed is the skeleton of the globe that is to be. The next thing ls to cover It with a coating of white enamel, about one eighth of an Inch in thickness. When this is done the ball is turned into a perfect roundness by a machine. The iron rod running through the center of the original model, and projecting at both ends through the surface, has left holes in the new globe, which serve for the north and south poles, and through these a metal axis is run to represent the axis of the earth. Then the surface is marked off with pencil lines into mathematical segments corresponding precisely In shape with the sections of map that are to be past ed on. These map sections are made from copper plates in just the size and shape required to fit the globe that they are Intended for, one set, of course, cov ering the entire spherical surface. They are printed, many of them, like dress patterns, on sheets of the finest linen paper, and are cut out carefully with a sharp-pointed knife. When they have been pasted on, the different countries are tinted by hand with water colors. There is no special rule for this, except that contrasts are aimed at as a help to the eye of the I user. Finally, the whole ls overlaid with a brilliant white varnish, which is of almost metallic hardness, and will wear indefinitely without scratching or losing its brightness.—Milwaukee Sen tinel. a Spraying as a Business. In almost any city, and even m many comparatively small villages, a profes sional sprayer could make excellent wages during the spring and early sum mer. There are hundreds of people who have three or four trees in the gar den, and who would gladly pay 50 cents or a dollar to have them treated with Bordeaux mixture and Paris green at the proper season, but who do not think it worth while to own a spray-pump of . theii own. . Moreover, it is a nasty, I messy, troublesome business to make up a few gallons of Bordeaux mixture, and ; almost any one would rather let out the ' Job to some man who already has his overalls daubed with lime and blue j vitriol. An efficient professional spray- ! er could apply kerosene emulsion In suitable emergencies, give a dose of , tobacco water to a troublesome colony of plant lice, or whitewash a hen house ! with his pump on occasion. There is a J good business opening in it for the j handy man. To add a practical obser- ! vation to this theorizing, we may say ! that we have known a few cases in 1 which this has been tried, and that it proved highly ' satisfactory to all par ties. Quick Eaters. '•Have you any idea," remarked the cashier of one of the largest lunch res taurants In New York, "how many min utes the average down-town business man devotes to his midday meal?" "At a venture," answered the report er, watching the hurried play of knives and forks about him, "I should say about fifteen minutes." "1'ou set about the time usually esti mated," returned the cashier,- "but in reality half of that time would be near er right The average time consumed for lunch by the patrons of this estab 1 llshment i/ Just *elght minutes. The 1 fact is," continued the cashier after the : reporter had ventured a foreboding for New York digestion, "people find It such a trifling and unobtrusive matter Just to get 'a bite of lunch' that few realize wlint a gigantic business it ls merely to supply hungry people down-town at noon, because few bring their lunches with them, and from the formation of the city, none can go home. "This establishment feeds 3,000 peo ple a day, and the amount of food re quired to care for that patronage is enormous. For example, when we put hash on the 'specials,' enough is made up actually to fill a wagon. We are not the largest lunch room, however." —New York Sun. Those Lucky Boston Girls. "Miss Beenz never gets nervous about the heat." "But she's from Boston, you know." "Yes, I fancied so. She scowled hor ribly when I split an infinitive yester day. But why does that save her from worrying over the heat?" "She never knows how hot it really is." "Explain." "Why, when she takes the thermom eter from the hook her hands are so cold that the mercury gets a chill and falls down in a comatose condition, and by the time she can bring her near sighted spectacles to bear on the tube the freezing point is in sight. "Fifty three,* she said yesterday, as she stared at the thermometer. 'Isn't it singular how the imagination will af fect the human mind? Now, I don't —call that hot.' And it was actually 91 in the shade!"—Cleveland Plain Dealer. Seeding Lawns. One cause of poor lawns ls not seed ing often enough. This is more marked in the village than the country. Dur ing seasons of protracted drouth more or less of the seeding dies and severe winters do much Injury. If seed is not sown to replace what dies out, it is im possible to have good lawns. White clover should be sown as soon as dan ger of frost killing the young plants is past. A light seeding of blue grass and red top should be made the first of August, and another the middle of the month. This will insure a better catch than sowing all the seed at one time. Fall is tbe best time for seeding. Some men are so skeptical that tbey refuse even to believe tbe report of a cannon. An ordinary piano contains a mile of piano wire« BOUGHT HIM A PLAYMATE. I The Bradley Martins are rich New Workers who have practically deserted I America. Mrs. Martin's daughter is ( married to the Earl of Craven, and their son is Viscount Uffington. Vis count Uffington was playing in the Parc Monceau, in Paris, when he became very friendly with a little ragged boy named Pierre Boutilller. When the nurse wanted to take Lord Uffington borne he yelled loudly; "I want that boy." Finally bis grandmother, Mrs. Bradley Martin, was called In, and she said that if he wanted the boy be must have him. She then bought the lad of his mother. The poor boy now wears the same sort of clothes as his lordship, plays with him on equal terms, and has all the toys he can ask for, and is gen r m VISCOUNT UFFINOTON. erally having a royal time. PHILADELPHIA MILLIONAIRES. Q aBkep City Claim* 140 , Whose Pone* . elm» Amount to $800,000,000. . I If the city of Penn were to start a Philadelphia millionaire's club, there ; would be eligible for membership in ' this extraordinary organization 117 men and twenty-three women. In other j words, 140 men and women in this ! placid Quaker city own more than $1, 000.000 apiece. Some, of course, own , considerably more. I The richest man in this Philadelphia ! millionaire's club is William Weight J man. He is said to be worth some j where between $75,000,000 and $100, ! 00,000-the slight difference of $25,000, ! 000 one way or the other not appearing 1 to worry Mr. Weightman. Mr. Weight man made his money in war times. He sold quinine pills to the Government, 1 —u —->q 8 the Government, His wealth is of the solid sort—real estate. He is said to own more real estate than any other man ln Philadel phla, and, luckily, to have selected property which is now In the very heart of the business district j John Wanamaker comes next in the list of real estate holdings, and ls said to be worth about $10,000,000. Most of the members of this exclusive million aire coterie believe in real estate, but William Weightman and John Wana the choicest maker have gobbled up bits in Philadelphia. The richest woman in town is Mrs. Sarah Van Rensselaer. She was a 1 "? rrled J ^ n R- Fell > at : bl death became Mrs Alexander Van He«'wealth Is estimated at $12,000,OOO.-Philadelphii Press. ROSTAND'S SISTER Mme. de Mavgerie, the brillant and beautiful sister of Edmond Rostand, the author of "Cyrano de Bergerac" and "L'Aiglon," has taken up her residence in Wash it is a of IIVFK IV WAHHiMrTnv L.I rt j _______'niiiul Uli» ington. Her bus band, M. de Mar geriei one of the most promising young diplomats in the service of France, is first sec retary of the French Embassy in Washington. Mme. de Mar gerie, whose 1110 th er was a Spaniard, I>E mA nn KiiiF. has inherited from her lier dark beauty of color nnd fea tures. with an expression of indefina hie charm. She possesses also the rep utation of being oue of the brightest and wittiest young women of the diplo matic corps. Pat's Opinion of the Sermon. A priest, who had delivered what seemed to him a striking sermon, was anxious to ascertain its effect on his flock. "Was the sermon to.-day to your lik ing, Pat?" he inquired of oue of them. "Tliroth, yer rivlrenee, it was a grand sermon intirely," said Pat, with such genuine admiration that his reverence felt moved to investigate further. "Was there any one part more than another tiiat seemed to take hold of you?" he enquired. "Well, now. ns ye are for nxin' me. begorra I'll tell ye. What took hould of me most was yer rivirence's persever ance—the way ye wlnt over the same thing agin and ngin and agin. Such perseverance I nivir did see in anuy man, before nor since." The Kheilive a* a Fireman. The Khedive of Egypt is an energetic fireman, and has each of his palaces supplied with the latest appliances. Pe riodical drills of his domestics are thor- j oughly carried out. He occasionally turns them out on false alarms, and finds that they answer to his satisfac tion. __ A dentist finds work for his own teeth by depriving other people of theirs. MOST DREARY OF REGIONS. There Are Few A&rgptloas Atioat «h» Orest Dismal' swamp. \ Weird and solltar^^d destitute «f attractions to mankn^Hjp thjS^famed Dismal Swamp. It occupies of biitowy plain some forty miles in lenflth by twenty-five miles in breadth along the Atlantic seaboard, extending from Suf folk, Va., in a southerly direction, well into the bounds of North Carolina. Its deep shades, great stretches of brake and its very solitude make It a region of interest. To the naturalist and sportsman It has much to offer. In its silent fastnesses the black bear finds a home admirably adapted to his protection and in every way favorable to his Increase. Here amid the dense growth of underbrush and timber be may live in comparative safety. And there is perhaps no legality in tbe whole eastern United States of like ex tent which can offer a larger bear pop ulation than this great morass. The white-tailed deer is also an abundant denizen of the swamp, frequenting the elevated parts. In addition to the deer and bears there is a big-game feature of a rather unusual nature. The swamp abounds in wild cows. These animals, of a brown color and somewhat smaller than the ordinary cow, having for many years been under the peculiar conditions of the swamp until they are almost completely specialized, are ex tremely wild. They are ferallzed from the herds of the farms adjacent to the swamp, and are the descendants of cat tie which many years back wandered Into the fastnesses and were lost to their owners. Being no longer recog nlzed as property the sportsman may call game all that be may have the prowess to shoot. Lake Drummond, some ten miles from Suffolk, Va., Is the only great body of water in the swamp. It is a beautiful sheet of water, of an oval contour, and fringed with a heavy . , „ ^_ growtb tl "^. er, 1 mostly -, cyp e . 8 * white cedar and black gum. Its water ls of a darlc color > owing to the decay Ing vegetation of the surrounding coun tr Y• hut ls suItab le to drink, and pos sesses the quality of remaining Pure l° n S er than niost other water. 1 or this reason lt ls often carried to sea by I sailors on long voyages, Tl,e characteristic mammalian fauna * s a semitropical nature as regards the smaller forms, while there are many tropical plants. Of birds there are not many kinds, prothonotary, hooded and Swalnson's warblers and the Maryland yellowthroat being the principal smaller forms. The trees, RECENT- INVENTIONS. some of which are primeval, are large and beautiful, while there ls a luxuri ant growth of ferns and aquatic plants, Cane grows in profusion, j a handy utensil for the dining table consists of a receptacle for pepper and 8a lt, having the pepper chamber In the center and surrounded by the salt-hold e r, the holes In the revolving cover be j n g set so as to register with only one chamber nt a time. pressed to drive the piston down by twlsting the handles, the brake being returned to a normal position by a Bpr , ng lnsl(le the head. In a new brake tor bicycles the plung er ls mounted as a piston Inside the head of the machine, a quantity of oil being placed in the chamber and com An English firm is to manufacture a single tube Ure ' whlch ls opened at tbe p ao k au< i j s clamped, together by bolts running through the sectional rifh, which prevents the escape of air when the rim ls tightened and can also be easily removed to repair punctures from the inside of the tube. In a recently patented bicycle driving mechanism two gear wheels are mount ed in the frame, one in the crank shaft and tbe other just hack of it, the teeth of the back wheel meshing with pins or teeth set in the rim of the rear wheel, thus imparting power to its outer edge. Instead of to the hub at the center. Lady cyclers will appreciate a new device which will hold their skirts when the wind blows, without interfer ing with the motion of the feet in ped aling, the new attachment consisting of a strap to go around the leg below ths knee and support a couple of elastic straps which can be booked to eyes sewed in the skirt, In a new automatic brush for lubrl eating and cleaning cycle chains a re servoir is attached to the frame near the real wheel and filled with oil, ben zine or petroleum, which percolates through the bottom and enters & brush In contact with the chain, the oil be ing used when the cycler is on ths road and the other liquids for cleaning purposes. Growth of ik W entern Town. PhoeniF, Ariz., the center of the Salt River Valley, was a few years ago a sage brush desert. It has now 25,000 Inhabitants, with an assessed property valuation of $10,000,000. All this is duo to water, which, brought in canals and streams fed mainly from the San Fran cisco alld other Arizona reserves, has turned the desert into a fertile valley covered with ranches and dotted with small towns. Millennium. The Lion looked his meltingest. "Of course, we shall He down togetb er •" . _ " Bn h. said the Lamb, Aud at this the Lion simply r oared, j Maine Spools, Maine last year manufactured 15 , 000 , pqq feet of white bircb into spools W orth $1,000,000, and sent abroad 13^ 1 550,000 feet of spool bars. The WO man who hesitate, at an ano . tlol MVe8 monej .