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HINTS FOR FARMERS
A Half Acre Garden. Professor Lloyd of the Illinois Agri cultural college tells of the expense of a. half acre garden, not in-Imling use of land or the manure used on It. The needs and plants cost $5.45. insecticides GO cents, labor 20.11. a total of 32.0i. Mwt farmers would think tbis a rat Iter Loavy outlay on a half acre, and if they added about five corda of manure to that It would le a large outlay where manure sella at a high price. Probably few put more than one or two cords of manure to the acre, and even then would espeet the land to be much rich er when the cropa were taken oft than before. But here la his statement of the results: "In return for this expenditure the parden furnished a continuous sup ply of fresh vegetables throughout the growing season, with enough sweet corn for drying, tomatoes for canning, cucumbers, peppers, cabbage, string beans and green tomatoes for pickling; onions, beets, carrots, parsnips, salsify, winter radishes, cabbage and celery for winter use, and parsnips, horse radish and Balsify left in ground for spring. These vegetables could not have been bought In the usual way for less than $83.84. This leaves a balance of J51.TH In favor of the garden. What other half acre on the farm pays as well?" Care of Seed Corn. I cut the corn from the best part of my field and when dry husk It. select ing the best ears for seed, says a corre spondent of New England Farmer. I do not necessarily choose the largest. I prefer a deep grained ear, moderately rough. 1 tie two ears together with a small portion of the busk or with bind ing twine and hang them over a wire suspended from the rafters of a dry building. Seed corn selected at this time must not be thrown Into a pile to be hung up later, but uiut Im? stripped and hung up at once. Mold of any kind Injures the germinating powers of seed. If the germ Is alive, almost any seed corn will grow, providing the earth is warm and moist and all condi tions favorable. In adverse seasons, however, good strong seed Is absolutely necessary for a satisfactory stand. Preparing Poultry For Market. Those who are preparing poultry for market should be particular about the quality of the food they have, says American Cultivator. All poultry, but especially young poultry, either chick ens, ducks or turkeys, will very quick ly show In the flavor of the flesh any food that has a strong odor. They do so more quickly than do fowls because the latter pass off much. of the flavor In their eggs. Therefore such food as onions, turnips, cabbage, fish and de caying meat should be carefully kept away from them for at least two weeks before they are killed. They may relish a little of such food, and it may not harm tbcin when growing, but the flavor of It can be detected perhaps in twenty-four hours after it is fed. Watering; Horses. The facts are no ironclad rule can be laid down as regards allowing a horse water, says a correspondent of Nation al Stockman. The best of all and one that will hit more cases than any other is to allow the horse to drink when he first wants to. I hold without fear of contradiction that no horse with a nor mal stomach and good digestion was. ever injured in the least by allowing him all the pure water of moderate temperature that he wanted. It is those with abuormal stomachs or weak digestion that require care in watering. People as a rule are far too cautious in allowing horses to drink. Jtltroaen and Potash. Tbe Ohio experiment station reports an Interesting series of experiments to determine whether nitrogen and potash are necessary in fertilizers where clo ver Is used In five year rotation, phos phoric acid being supplied. The con clusion is that nitrogen and potash can not be altogether dispensed with in such rotation. The trend of evidence seems to be that a well balanced fer tilizer. Including all tbe three chief ele ments noted. Is most useful in a long rotation. Shavlaa-s For Beddlna-. Pine shavings have practically no Ylie as manure, while straw is worth from $3 to $4 per ton. says New Eng land Homestead. Manure from ani mals bedded with straw would be 'worth somewhat more than when shav ings were used, depending on the amonnt of straw contained. Shavings are not Injurious to crops, but are ob jectionable in large quantities on light land and correspondingly beneficial on heavy clay soiL Fat tea las; Cockerels. Separate them early from the pullets and give them the range of a large yard and clean, airy quarters. Ground bar ley or oats, with one-third cornmeal mixed up with skimmilk. makes splendid growing and fattening food. Two weeks before killing pen them up and feed on corn and cornmeaL Give pure, fresh water and keep before them a box of sharp grit. Rotattoa of Potato Crops. ' Once for all the continuous growing of potatoes without crop rotation is not to be recommended, as a rule, but there may be exceptions, says Alva A gee in National Stockman. It may do in swamp lands and in new soil for a fev years, but on old lands where soil fer tility Is tbe big question a good short rotation Is decidedly the best for both soil and crops. Pimpklii For Hor. Pumpkins for bogs can be kept quite ; l.te in the fall by placing on shelves j la a barn where they will be dried. Of! course they should be fed out before ! Jtrj cold weather arrive. FOR THE HOUSEWIFE! The Bedstead Place. Xow that we kuow that tt-usuniption Is a disease communicable from ai tv, another by contact ami breathing :.i air already breaihd by tLe ctiu.-r.n; p tive the hygiene of separate beds ov.zh' to receive public recognition. Ia all I vi rooms the heads of the beds should 1 an inside wall. If this cannot Ik ar ranged, then the wall and the eeilluj" for a space corresponding to the bed stead should be covered wiiij a i'.'-k serge, loosely attached to the w.:. i prevent the formation of c:ua.a :.- .. air chilled by the cold wall wLIc-U w:.. otherwise fall on the sleeper. The worst of colds are cnugt in this simple way in the small l.curs of the mornin?. and many a f.;tr.l senile or infantile bronchitis nilsht be pre vented by this timely ex;el:ent. I: member that for vei y 1.1 or very your, people nocturnal variations of tempera ture are extremely dangerous. For the same reason the bed must not be placed between a badly Cuing window and the flue or the doorway. Compressed Air Hoasecleanln?. Compressed air fs the means by which canetst hangings and walls are cleaned by a process which has been patented. To clean carpets a metal lox with a balloon shaped white linen cover bulging with air Is pushed along the floor. A long, sinuous tulie trails after the box, supplying the compress ed air from the apparatus, which Is left in another room, usually in the basement, as it Is heavy and cum brous. The effect on the carpet is marvL lous. The receptacle is quickly filled with dust, and so thorough is the process that no dust can be made to arise from a treated carpet. Walls and hangings may lie cleaned in the same way. To disinfect carpets, furni ture or hangings the current of air is charged with a disinfecting liquid which U forced in a fine spray into the articles to be cleaned. Folding; Napkins. Table napkin folding is an art and one of those things in which both skill and taste can be shown. The fan pat tern Is one of the most simple and ef fective, and any girl who is fairly deft with her fingers can easily copy it after a close insjection of the illustration herewith. The best way Is to practice THE FAIT PATTER. with a piece of paper cut to exactly the j same size as the napkin, and it will be j found that the design can be modified ; In a hundred ways. Thus, by folding a ! 6trip about four Inches wide right along one side before proceeding to i make the close folds to form the fan a j pretty design can be produced when j the first fold Is pulled out to make an J overlapping top. When placed in a ' wineglass, the fan falls down on either side, making an almost complete circle. vni r lowers. j Vines may be put into wide mouthed bottles and set on a mantel where they j may have the freedom to trail graceful- ; ly as nature designed. Such flowers as the hollyhock, sunflower, goidenrod and many others should be put into tall jars or some other tall receptacle which will permit them to assume the stately attitudes that are natural to flowers of their kind. It is wrong to cut the blooms from a tall stem and mass them closely in a low, flat dish. It is a mistake to ar range flowers so that their heads will press closely together. They should, in stead, be allowed to flare and spread in ; the same manner as indicated by na ture. By careful observation and study of this matter most gratifying results! can be obtained in arranging cut flow ers. Aa Appetlstns; lee. It Is said that a particularly appetiz ing ice is made of plain custard, a quart of which when cool is added to the same quantity of orange marina- j lade. Squeeze Into these the juice of a lemon and add a teaspoonful of cur rant jelly. Freeze as usual and when thick remove the dasher and when the freezer has been covered again set aside to harden. Hit, Extra Tabs. Even with set tubs, two wooden ones of handy size help out amazingly. One would better be kept especially for ta ble linen and for rinsing tbe finest white things. Use the other for soak ing, but do not soak too long. An hour f is long enough to soften and dissolve j the dirt, yet not long enough to set It all through tbe garment. Bleachers. Sunlight is the best of all bleachers. Those in common use in the laundry. Stach as sal soda, ammonia, borax, tur pentine, chloride of lime, Javelle water, etc.. have generally both good and bad qualities, which are dependent to a I great extent upon how and for what j Dnronse they are used. Rlili3itJD r,IL M)113I, SAT r 11 DAY, OCTOliEIi dangers of the train. A Writer Wno Says It I, the Devil's Chariot rur Cunvejla llcruW.. Under tLe caption Fooiib Fash ions" an E-.--I:l. writer. nf-.-r raiiinc against high Reeled shoes and tight l io ing. turns Lis attention to tte hn-a skirt. "We no logger believe in devils, ei ther major or minor." he says, -t u we believe in the propagation or dis. -use by microbes and hac.lii. and the train of a woman's dress is the very devil's chariot for conveying them. "And while the foremost seent!ae r.un of the earth are studying day a:sd Eight 'n counteract the effects cf mor tal ii. t :! "s which ravage Lumaaity and wbl. '--'' known to be propagated by liiicr1 Si' s and bacilli, while some of t'. ese iling to lay down their lives in the f'.ii Thermite of their mission for the L :.t St of mankind, women go abot:t the streets dragging their skirts for the sake of appearance (? and in curring the disapprobation not only of scientific men. but of a!l meu imbued with the elementary notions of cleanli ness. Let it not be thought that it is the lower classes only who in the desire to ape their letters are guilty of this abominable habit. The graude dame who rarely leaves her carriage trails her skirt in the park. 'She let it drag behind her on leaving the theater, and she who would remonstrate and jusUy with her housekeeper if her carpets were mt swept properly and would point the finger of scorn at a speck of dust left inadvertently on her dressing table brings o'tnees of much more dele terious matter into her own domicile. There must and always will be causes of disease .which the most scrupulTT7s" cleanliness, the most assiduous re search, will le unable to prevent. Is it necessary to add to them by a senseless fashion which I am not at all sure adds to the attractions of women?" All of which may lie true, but vc'.U not shorten a single long skirt until Dame Fashion gives the nod. New York Fress. A Xeth horhood Nursery. "Establishing a neighborhood nurs ery will not be difficult if you know any young woman whom all the chil dren love and who has to work for a living." writes Berthie Fogg Anthoine In The Ladies Home Journal. "If so, suggest to her that she take charge of the neighborhood babies from three to seven years old for a certain sum per month. A large playground and a big room are necessary. The playground should have a heap of small stones and several mounds of nice dry sand. The playroom should have plenty of floor space. The governess should overlook the play and keep the tangles straight ened out. She should punish only in exceptional cases and by the. mildest means, but she should interfere before a quarrel has reached dangerous pro portions. As to the financial arrange ments, circumstances must govern the details. The average female wage earn er receives' $5 a week for six days' work of eight to ten hours' duration. To the $20 a month add $5 for rent of room and playground, then divide by the number of children enrolled." Women and Home Manufactures. Evidently Queen Alexandra has lent an attentive ear to the cry of English merchants against the invasion of American manufactures. American shoes. American gloves in fact, every article of apparel under an American trademark is sought by the English women of fashion. Queen Alexandra believes In home manufactures, for she has requested, which amounts to a command, that the women of nobility who are to attend the coronation wear fabrics of Eng?ish manufacture and English tailoring. Already the manu facturers and tailors and dressmakers are feeling the influence of the "re quest." There has been and is still a good deal of interest among Minnesota wo men In home manufactures, and the action of England's queen Is worthy of note. If American wearing apparel is so much sought after by women abroad that the queen has come to the rescue of the English merchants, isn't It good enough for American women? St. I'aul Pioneer Fress. To Preserve Good Looks. The modern beauty doctors don't ad vise many or impossible aids to beauty when a woman is in fair condition. Warm water, a bland soap and soft brush or a woolen washrag are the im plements for the evening face bath, fol lowed by some simple unguent, fresh ness and purity being its best features. In tbe morning tepid or cold water and oatmeal instead of soap are recom mended. If the skin is very dry or very sensitive, cream may be put on the face and then wiped off before apply ing face powder. Face powder which contains no lead or bismuth is not de cried by the beauty doctors. They say it is better to fill the pores with pow der before going out than to get them filled with dust and dirt. Some physi cians say that good powder makes the skin germ proof and protects a tender cuticle from wind and sudden changes of temperature. Cheap face powder is always dangerous to experiment with. Plain rice or talcum is preferable. Pittsburg Dispatch. Good Taste Rales. In all times and places the desire to please coupled with an ambition for distinction has prompted women to study adornment of the human form, and at no other period, due probably to the quick and onward march of the times, has the subject been so success fully developed. Everything is studied to produce artistic harmony which sig nifies character. An artistic ensemble is the chief attainment of all those in terested in feminine coquetry. Whatev er may be the demands of fashion a cul tivat;on of good taste in dress remains the dominant note. Xew Yjrk Com mercial Advertiser. The SPORTING WORLD' Football Innorationt. Et"t year brings out a new crop cf parapLv; iia designed for different branches of -irt. and th:s y;:r has not proved to le an exception. Many Innovations have been "pru;.g" or dev otees of athletics dur:t;g the last sum mer. nd now that fail Lns arrived t.je producers of football equipi-nett baw demonstrated that they Lave not been a sleep. Among the new featrrcs In nEifr-rr.is noticeable on the different gridirons TV TO DATE FOOTBALL GUM. pre tackling gloves. Improved . bead guards, double cliated. steel braced shoes and reed padding for trousers. Head Coach Couiliear of the Univer sity of Chicago devised the tackling glove which was used by Captain Jimmy Henry of last year's team. It is a decided novelty and is Intended to protect a player when making a diffi cult tackle. Double cleated shoes are calculated to give the runner's feet a firm purchase on the grass and muddy and sandy ground. They are re-eu-forced on the sides from sole to top with steel strips invented by Trainer Mike Murphy of Yale. Aa Irish Sportsinnn's Views. James Wilson, captain of the Irish team that won the international rifle match at Sea Girt, who recently sailed for home, had some interesting com ments to make on American golfing. When not in the butts, he is on tht links, and he is capta'.n of the foremost club in Ireland, the Itoyal Portrusn. the links beloved of Harry Vardon and 11. 11. Hilton and the home course of Miss ; Rhoua Adair and Miss May Hezlett. women champions of the Fatted King- ' dom in 11M and lS'.fJ. After the rifie match Mr. Wilson went from Sea Girt to Atlantic City, where he followed the jmateur championship with keen inter est. "I am bound to say." remarked Mr. Wilson at his hotel in New York the night ' before sailing, "that I saw enough good golf on the part of quite young men to make me feel that the Travis-Douglas leadership has been seen for the last time in this country. The young men have excellent style and are improving. Mr. Wilson played at Deal and En glewood. X. .J.. and spoke well of loth links, particularly of the large and true putting greens. He played two days at St. Andrews. X. Y.. which he pronounc ed a good course, but the greens are not in average condition, while he grew eloquent on the lovely scenery and "real siorting hazards." For the few days lefore sailing he was the guest of P. W. Relyea in Westchester county. X. Y.. and played over the Country club and Apawamis links, pronouncing the latter equal to the many of the noted inland links of England. Basket Ball la tbe Colleges. College basket ball, still a young sport gives evidence of making great strides the coming season. Already Columbia and Harvard are considering plans for the formation of a five team intercollegiate basket ball association. Such a league would give the sport a great boom and by making it possible to have an intercollegiate champion would put it more on the plane of hock ey aud lacrosse. Columbia expects to foster basket ball this year, for she had a good team last season, and now has great hopes of producing a championship five. Vic tory over the colleges is her only ob ject, and the other matches to be played are more from financial necessity and for practice than anything else. Two or three big games are all Columbia can support in her own gymnasium, and the maintenance of her quintet must come largely from out of town guarantee s- H. C. Townsend. who rowed at Xo. 2 In Columbia's varsity crew last July, will play guard. nd C M. Marston will occupy the same position on the other side of the line. These two form a splendid defense. Captain Allen. Frank Goodman and n. H. Elias will play forward, and no better men for these four positions are desired. Only at center is a new man needed, and there are several available men. Jack Dojrle's Contract. One report has it that Jack Doyle Is to be with the Washington American league team next sprins. As a matter of fact. Doyle signed a two years con- ! tract with Chicago last spring and says that Is where he will play next year. Baahfnl "Kid" Xiebols. ritcter Nichols is about the only j Boston League player who has not yet ; asked for a raise. He has done as well as any other pitcher in the team and j will no doubt seek more money. 7ackun6 GlCI'E ; i J I 10, 1901. ty) J) vL?s vy, We pay the above reward for any case of Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Sick Headache, Indigestion, Constipation or Costiveness we cannot cure with Liverita, The Up-to-Date Utile Liver Pill They arc purelv Vegetable and never fail to give satisfaction. 25c boxes contain J 00 Pills, 10c boxes contain 40 Pills, 5c boxes contain 1 5 Pills. Beware pf substitutions and imitations. Senty mail. Stamps taken. Nervita Medical Co., Come Clinton and Jackson Sts Chicago, Illinois. . . , For sale by A. G. La'en & Co., y?ain Strf. t i.tH tje 'of re Pn f Cr X north iehtti 6treet. HiebTr-orf Pan -American lixponitioit Excursion to K If.lo. The Pan-American Exposition at Jutfalo will close Octobet 31st. The at coach exeur-ion to lit tt'alo will te run Octoter 24th ovtr ibe Penn sylvania Lines. Tickets v ill be told at very low rates and iilbe good returnirr until the last ( by of tbe Exposition. Ibe six daytoacb ex cursion tickets to Buffalo will also be .old Tuesdays, Thursdays aud Satur dav until October 21, inclusive, cf ferir -f; only a few more opportunities to e the yreat show at 15 iTalo te f e t passes mto history- Consult i Ket agents of tbe Per n- Ivania Lil.cs about fares and tineoi trains. Whit's Your Face Wort It? S nietimes a fortune, but rover, if you have a sallow complexion, ;t jaun diced uok,moth patches and blotches on tbe skin, all signs of Liver Trou ble. But Dr. KiDg's New Life Pills give Clear Skin, Rosy Cbeeks. Rich Complexion. Only 25c at A. G. Lu ken & Co.'s drug store. Rem rty For Nervous Ex haustion. Are you weakened and exhausted by overwork, worry or disease? The Mystic Life Renewer will quickiy re new your strength and vitality. It is the Greatest Nerve Builder known. It is a marvellous vitalizer and strengttK-ner. It quickly and cer tainly cures Loss of Appetite, Indi gestion, Nervous Weakness, Palpita tion of th-? Heart aud failing health. 1 5 is indee 1 a wonderful Life Ren w er and Lif- Strengthened Sold y A. G. Luken & Co , druggists, Rich mond. 3 Dyspepsia bane of human ex istanee. Burdock Blood Bitters cures it, promptly, permanently. Regulates and tunes the stomack. Take the Popular Low Rate "Coach Excursion" Via the C. R & M. to Buffalo, tbe last chance to visit the Pan-American Exposition at low rates. Trains leave Ricbmotd every Tuesday ar.d Saturday during Ccoter. Fare only 5 85 to Buffalo axd return, tickets good for 6 days. Children ucder 12 years of age $2.75. For further infor raa'ion c .11 on C. A. Blair, Tel ii City Ticket Agt. Is it a burn? Use Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil. A cut? Use Dr Tbomas' EiecUic Oil. At jour drug gists. Kindly take notice that Ely's Liquid Cream Balm is of great benefit to those suff-rers from nasal catarrh who cannot inhale free'y throjgh the nose, but must treat themselves by spraying. Liquid Cream Balm differs in form, but not medicinally from the Cream Balm that has stood for years at the head of remedies for catarrh. It may he nscd in any nasal atomizer. The price, iccludicg a prayicg tube, is 75 cents. Sold by druggists and mailed by Elv Brothers, 56 Warren Street. New York. Low Rate to Cincinnati via C. R. & M. The C. R. & M. has made a re duced rate to Cincinnati on account of the Carriage Builders' National association. Tickets will be sold at one fare tor tbe round trip, f 1,05. Selling dates October 23d and 24tb, good returning not later than Octo ber 25th. C A. Blair, Phone 44. City Ticket Agent. ELECTRSO PILLS Benefit is lirmediale and remanent Restores the Power intended al! men sbcald have if it bas been wasted and destroyt-J Dy Excsfte3. Abase. 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Second and south B 14, Fourth and south D 15, Fifth and south B 16, Fifth and south H 18, Seventh and south C RECORD DISTRICT. tonth of Main, between 7th and 11th M 21, Eighth and Main S3 Eighth and outh E 24, fVverth and south G 26, Ninth ard sottl: A 26, T?nth and south C 27, Eleventh and Main 28, Eleventh and south J THIRD DISTRICT.. Fonth of Main, East of Eleventh ?iTe 31. Twelfth and south B 82. Twelfth and south E 84, Fourteenth and Main 35, Fourteenth and south C"f 36, Eighteenth anil south A 37, Twentieth and Main FOURTH DISTRICT. Korth of Main, West of 10th st. to' F kef. 41, Third and Main, Robinson's shop. 42, Third and north C 43, City Building, Fire Headqnarttra 45, Gaar. Scott & Co 46, No. 1 boae house, north 8tb street 47, Champion Mills 48, Tenth and north I FirTH DISTRICT. West Richmond and Sevastopol. 6. West Third and Chestnut 61, West Third and National road 62, West Third and Kinsey 63, West Third and Richmond avenue 54, Earlham College 66, State and Boyer 66, Grant and Ridge 57, Hunt and Maple 58, Grant and Sheridan 69, Bridge avenue. Paper Mill SIXTH DISTRICT.! North of D Street, East o Ttith Stre- 61, Railroad Shops 62, Hutton's Coffin Factory 68, Hoosier Drill Works 64, Wayne Agricultural Works 65, Richmond City Mill Work 66, Westcott Carriage Co 67, Thirteenth and north H SEVENTH DISTRICT. Between Main and North D . B of lOtb 7, Ninth and north A 71. Eleventh and north B 72. Fourteenth and north C 78. No. 8 hose house, east end 74. Eighteenth and north C "6, Twenty-second and north B SPECIAL! SIOMAl S t-t-i Patrol call 1-2-1 Fire out S-8-JI Fire pressure S Fire pressure off 10-70-10 Natural gas off 10 Natural van rrr ED. F. DALBEY 4 9 X. EIGHTH ST. Photographer OCT-OF-DOORWORK A SPECIALTY LANDSCAPES AXIMALS GEO UPS PICXH' PARTIES GATHERING-. ELECTRICAL Bells Batteries Old and new building, wired and ghts installed neat, scientincaJly, and wiia absolute saiety. EVERYTHING ELECTRICAL KEPT IX STOCK. Gas Engine Siis: Xorman Baughman & Co 5'2'i MA IX ST. HOMEPHOXE 2S I Into each life some ruins must fall, j "Wise people don't sit down and bawl ; j Only fools suicide or take to flight. Smart people take Rocky Mccntain j Tea at night. Ask "jour 6rvg ? gist.