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If you'li sing song as you go along:
In the face of the real or faneicd tvrom?.
In spite of the doubt if you'll fight it out.
And show a heart that is brave uud
.f you'll laugh at the jeers and refuse
the tears,
You'll force the evcr-roluctaut cheers
That the world deities when a eosvurd
To give to the man who bravely trios.
And you'll win success with a little
If you'll sing the song as you go along!
If you'll sing a song ns you trudge along,
Vou'll see that the singing will mnke you
uid the heavy load nnd the rugged rond
And the sting and the stripe of the tor
tuous gond
Will soar with the note that you set
That the beam will change to a trifling
Thnt the world is bnd when you are sad,
And bright and beautiful when glad.
That all you need is a little song—
If you
the song as you trudge along!
—Brown liook.
N the coziest corner of a groat diu
Ing room sat lie anil Slie. A fra
buucli of rosea on tlio table
made the affair look like a wedding
banquet, aud she did look a bit like a
bride, tremulously liappy, yet heartily
"Oh, how I enjoy It all," she said, as
he waiter deftly arranged the Blue
•oints, and then pushed a cushion
•der Her feet.
•Would tlio people think we nre fool
lf they knew thnt we have a good
,ie aud children and our own table,
that uftor twenty-Arc years of
rrlcd life, ran away to a hotel for
.• little dinner. Just ns we did before
first baby came?"
Ie looked at Her fondly across the
jle. "My dear, let tile people think
,.'lmt they please," he said. "If It Is
foolish for a man to he In love with
Ills wife after a quarter of a century's
association, let's be ns mad as the
maddest. I'm enjoying myself. Vou
look happy. Vou look like the girl 1
met at a church social good many
years ago and afterwnrd married. Not
for so much aB a minute hare I ever
been sorry. You have always been my
clium. The baud hasn't played for us
all of the time. There have beeu days
wlien we couldn't have these Stolen
Dinners, but you have been the one
thing, Dear, that I've always been
sure of."
"John. I think the people at the uext
table can hear you, aud your soup Is
getting cold. Let me talk. 1 forget
my years wlion I go out with you. 1
love our children, but It would spoil
It to have even them at our stolen par
ities. It Is good of you to want to hare
me with you. I'm proud to be your
chum: I think if most men tried to
Understand their wives, there would be
nSpre happiness In the world. A good
tnany women need sympathy as much
need love, John. Don't
put yo£r foot against mine—tho waiter
will see
Perhaps he did. but not even the
shadow of a smile flickered across his
face as be arranged tho next course,
flecked away a few Imaginary crumbs
and then discreetly disappeared.
"It doesn't seem far to that first so
cial," said He. "You wore flowers In
your hair and some lnce fixings at your
throat your cheeks were pink and
when you tnlked with the young min
ister I wanted to punch his head. Oh!
I was insanely Jealous that night
"And very foolish*—go on, John,"
"And I heard you refuse him when
he asked permission to escort you
home, and was so happy when lie. was
miserable, that I forgave him fg'v be­
Dr. Kollin, a French liyglenist, has Invented a now system of gymnastics, which he recommends to the feminine
^/^tS^-jbeauty seeker. Especially suited as It Is to the strenuous temperament, it would seem to be peculiarly adapted to
^af4,i"(||e taste of fair America. A small barrel is the only appnrtus needed this mny be as simple or .8 costly ns de
The exercises are to be taken once a day, in the morning. Just after arising. First place your hands on the
floor, curve your body over the barrel, as In figure 1, and roll the barrel to your toes and back. When this
Prows monotonous, turn over on your back and roll the barrel from your shoulders to your heels, and vice versa.
^'siv-cFor the third exercise put the barrel under the nape of your neck, like a pillow, and take several steps, pushing
*/Mhc baft-el along your spine with force. Then run the barrel up and down your side from chest to foot, and back
5 The other five exercises call for both agility and strength. IMck up the barrel without bending your knees.
jGo through various arm movements: Hold it before your chest with arm extended, then high abov your head
arm straight lower the barrel with both hands, making a bow of your body linalJy. with knees apart, raise
r^aud lower it repeatedly with Increasing velocity. These exercises, if persevered In, are warranted to reduce
ing so good-looking. And then—why,
Jennie, you know nil about it."
"But I love to hear you tell It."
"Itemember how we walked blocks
and blocks out of the way to make
the trip longer, and how we pat on the
porch at your home and looked at the
stars—hang it, Jennie! I wonder If any
other fellow was ever half so happy as
I was after that evening, when I real
ized that you belonged to 115, nnd that
the preacher, aud that little, enwedoff
fellow, who clerked In a shoe store—
enn't remember his name aud I'm
glad of It-and all the rest who had
been hanging about you for a year,
were OUT OF IT forever. Dear, your
eyes are shining like stars. You nre
handsomer nt 45 than you were at 20,
"Happier, .John." she whispered.
"The dinner lins been perfect. I think
I know how an eloping bride feels.
Have the man get my wrap and we'll
g" home to the children."
He paid a modest check aud they left
the dining room.
The guests saw the man with many
lines of care on his face and a woman
no longer young. It Is not permitted
the public to peer Into the hearts, and
so they couldn't know thnt they had
dined In the presence of a king who
reigned over the wide empire of a
woman's heart, aud a queen who re
tained her sovereignty over a man's
life, although twenty-five years mar
ried.—Des Moines News.
"As Quick as a Wink."
One very often hears persons say
"quick as a wink" when they wish to
express time that is very short. There
Is no wonder that we use the compari
son, for a wink has been measured,
nnd It has lieen carefully ascertained
that the time consumed in the opera
tion Is four-tenths of a second In the
average individual. That is, two-twen
ty-fifths of a second are consumed In
closing the eyes, four-twenty-fifths lu
resting and four-tweuty-fifths In open
ing It again.
Winks come close to us. for wc make
them and see them every day. and
there is nothing with which we nre
really familiar that Impresses us ns
cousimilug so little time, yet suppos
ing we should talk to light and elec
tricity about "quick as a wink" they
would laugh at us—that Is, if they
could understand us nnd knew how to
laugh, for, when we start our wink. If
light should start to dart around the
world It would make three circuits of
the globe and he hack in time to see
the wink completed. It considers
wink too slow for any use.
Electricity looks with yet greater
scorn on the quickness of a wink, for,
wlille the eyelid is closing, It can gir
dle the earth once, go around twice
more while It is resting, aud make the
fifth circuit by the time It Is open.
Out-oF-l)nto Slang.
The worst use of slang is not when
it is fresh and piquant, but when it
becomes stale and passes Into the regu
lar vocabulary of the people, to the
exclusion of good Kngllsli. Such ex
pressions ns "I can see his finish,"
when they are first uttered, are often
used with considerable humorous ef
fect. But the language Is impoverish
ed uud vulgarized by the habitual use
cf "turn-dowu" for reject "call-down"
for a mild rebuke "roast" for a se
vere one. etc. After these expressions
have been used for a certain time they
ought to be taken out of circulation,
aicng with the ngged banknotes.
XWOAJUlightei'8 of Kve.
"How lo. ely of you to recognize ine
nt once, when you haven't seen me for
over three years."
"Oh. I knew you the moment I set
eyes oil your dress."—New York Iler
Some women are so modest that they
won't even own up to tho size of their
Thirteen'is never considered uulucky
by the man who gets that number for
the price of a dozen.
Old Father Time: "Dan, If you can't do better work you should shut uf
shop. One marriage lu three winds up In a wreck nowadays, the newspa
-"r$ tell us.? .,
55/ fefssf*«$•
•CvV'\ .^ A.
i^L ttsh.
Annnal Report of Railroads—Imple
ment Dealers Promise Trouble for
Harvester Trnst—Shot at Charivari-
Decision on Telephone Lines*
The annual report of the State Hail
road Commissioners for the year ending
June 80, 11)02, has been filed with Gov.
Cummins. The comparative table ou
earnings and operating expenses u»ak?a
the following showing for 1002 as com
pared with 1001:
Mileage 0,014.06
Earnings, gross.$50,100,101.41
Expenses 30,830,104.83
Net earnings... 10.2C0,300.63
Net earnings per
mllo 2,003.08
The report shows a decrease In tho
compensation to employes, considering
the daily average. In 1901 the average
daily compensation was $1.88. In 1002
this dropped to $1.82. At the same time
there was an increase in the aggregate
of wages paid and in the number of em
ployes. The number of employes in 1001
on the roads in Iowa was 37,880, and
tho wages paid amounted to $22,253,
822.70. In 1002 the utimber of employes
was 40,588 and the total wages paid was
$23,007,885.82. The number of cars
equipped with automatic couplers in
creased from 210,4(14 in 1001 to 230,255
In 1902 and the number killed coupling
cars decreased from six in 1901 to four
in 1962. The number injured also de
creased from 52 in 1901 to 49 in 1902.
In 1901 the number of all cars In Iowa
was 211,883 and In 1902 the number had
increased to 237,250. In 1901 twenty-one
employes were killed falling from trains
and in 1902 but six were killed in this
way. There were 100 injured by falling
from trains in 1901 and ninety-eight in
1902. The comparative tables show the
following persons were killed in railroad
accidents in Iowa in 1002 and the year
1002. 1001.
Passengers ... v... 0 7
Employes 64 05
Others 120 151
The following were lujured:
Passengers 1H 104
Employes 863 UttO
Others 120 142
Attack Harvester Trust.
Before adjournment the Iowa Imple
ment Dealers* Association elected O. V.
Eckert of Northwood president John
Bowers, vice-president, and D. M. Groves
of Nevada secretary. A resolution was
adopted pledging members not to sign
the contracts offered by the International
Harvester Company, the so-called trust,
iu their present form. The proposal to
form a mutual insurance company was
indorsed and one was orgaulzed after ad
journment, with 1*. F. Ferney of Mar
•halltown president aud D. M. Groves of
Nevada secretary.
Telephoue Lines Are Fixtures.
Judge Smythe of the District Court at
Burlington has made a decision which is
of wide interest and importance to farm
ers all over the country, lie holds that
private telephone line, including poles,
wires, etc., are fixtures, and therefore ft
part of the farm. The case grew out of
an attempt to sell a private telephone
line after the owner had sold the larm
on which it was located.
Accident at a Charivari.
During the hilarity of a charivari pnr
ty at the home of Jacob Burkhart, a few
miles northwest of Woodward, .Meliki
Burkhart was shot in the back by a re
volver in the hands of one of the party,
who was said to be under the iufluence of
liquor, and was careless in not firing in
tho air. The victim may recover.
Prevents Wreck of a Train.
F. H. Jordan discovered a brokeu rail
on the main track of the Chicago, Bur
lington and Quincy Railroad tracks at
Burlington and stopped the fast mail In
time to prevent a wreck. Jordan was
voted a hero by the passengers and train
Gypsum Miner Killed.
A miner named Hall was killed at the
gypsum mills near Fort Dodge. The
fired blast in the mine below blew down
the wooden support. Hall went into the
mine without replaciug the support and
was instantly killed by falling rock.
State News in Brief*
The State Fair Association has fixed
Aug. 24 to 29 as the dates for next year's
Hope Presbyterian Church is the uaine
of a new religious organization in South
Des Moines.
William Murphy, a Milwaukee grader,
was struck by a train near Ottumwa and
Instantly killed.
Compauy "H" of Marshalltown, Fifty
third regiment, Iowa National Guard, Is
to bo mustered out at its own request.
A small child of Frank Coe, living
near Guthrie Center, fell into a tub of
boiling water and was scalded to dtnith.
Two little girls, Lottie and Tottie
Mitchell, were drowned in a pond on their
father's farm about half a mile south of
Iowa Center.
Thomas Thornton, receiver for tho de
funct Lemars National Bank of Leuiars,
has filed his finnl report, showing that
creditors get GO cents on the dollar.
One man wns killed and eight othars
severely injured by the wrecking of a
Wabash work train near Council Bluffs.
The train while breaking up rau into a
At the special election held at Clnrks
ville for the purpose of bondiug the
school district, for a new $16,000 school
house next year the vote was carried by
a large majority.
Veal croquettes served ot a banquet
In Dubuque following a charity ball made
a number of peopole seriously ill, end
physicians have attributed the cause to
ptomaine poisoning.
William Howard, charged with steal
ing a team of horscB from Fairmonnt,
Minn., was arrested five miles south of
Algona hy the sheriff and deputy sheriff
of Kossuth Couuty.'
The board of control has contracted
for 213 acres of land at Glenwood ad
joining the Institution farm on the east.
The land was purchased for a total of
$19,000, or $02 per acre.
The new cut-off line of the Milwaukee
Is being rushed as fast as large forces of
men can carry it forward. The new
track is completed from Muscatine to
Conesville, a distance of twenty miles.
The Germnn Insurance Company of
Buffalo, probably the largest non-union
company doing business in Iowa, has no
tified its agents In Iowa of its inteution to
withdraw from the State.
Charles Miller has sued the Union
Electric Company at Dubuque for dam
ages alleged to have been sustained au a
result of a shock of electricity, due to
the carelessness of a fellow employe.
B. F. Guc, ex-Lieutenant Governor of
the State, is working steadily on his his
tory of Iowa. It will consist of four vol
umes of about 500 pages each, covering
the history of Iowa from the earliest
times through the year 1902. The book
will be published next summer.
The city of Knoxville will be forced to
make another fight against the Legisla
•uret or else quietly accept a couple of
humrred dipsomaniacs, Inebriates and
drug .ends within the next two years.
For Knxville has on its hands an empty
and id)e fctate building which it wishes to
convert htfo a State normal school, aud
which mav other portions of the State
wish to se occupied with something else.
A movement is ou foot to establish a dip
somaniac hetpital in the vacant indus
trial school /or the blind.
Secretary of the Treasury aud Mrs.
8haw, on th*4r twenty-fifth marriage an
niversary, ga* a dinner at Washington,
eirtertalning I*wa friends,
C. E. Hctherington, a resident of Du
buque for sixty years, Is dead.
The postofllce at White Pigeon lias
been discontinued, mail to North Euglish.
Clinton business men complain that
there is too much gambling in that city.
An artificial ice plant, to cost about
$30,000, Is contemplated at Marshall
George S. Bass, a pioneer business man
of northwestern Iowa, is dead at Mc
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Walden of Ollu
ton have celebrated their golden wedding
Lars O. Larson has been appointed
postmaster at Strand, vice A. L. Knut
son, resigned.
Dr. Winslow, for thirty years a prac
titioner at Garwin, died suddenly cf
heart failure.
Thomas Winnemorc of Muscatine re*
ceived probably fatal lujuries iu a run
away accldeut.
Grinnell's sewage disposnj_ plant Is
nearing completion. It is 150 feet long
nnd 50 feet wide.
Unknown burglars stole jewelry valued
at $200 from the home of William Bur
ger at Iowa City.
Ottumwa has advertised for bids for
material for the construction of a muni
cipal water plant.
Helen Ray Frawley, aged S, is dead
from injuries received in the street car
wreck In Des Moines.
The 2-year-old son of J. O. Salisbury
of Sloan was fatally scalded by falling
into a tub of boiling water.
William Armstrong, a prominent busi
ness man of Ottumwa, dropped dead
while waiting on a customer.
The new residence of l)r. E. G. Bar
ton, just completed, was destroyed by
fire at Ottumwa. I^oss $3,500.
The Dubuque police force is in a de
moralized condition as a result of petty
jealousies among the members.
While out hunting, Fred Landphier of
Peoria was accidentally Bhot In the arm.
The wound is not a serious one.
William Dehart, a colored section
hand, fell from a hand car near Des
Moines and received fatal iujuries.
Reed Lane, son of Joe R. Lane of
Davenport, was seriously injured In a
football game. His shoulder blade was
Charles Holada pleaded guilty of mur
dor In the secoud degree at Iowa City for
the killing of James Gallagher laBt
George Krother, 24 years old, was
killed by the premature discharge of a
dynamite blast in a new sewer in Des
The Board of Supervisors of Fayette
County is receiving sketches from archi
tects for the new court house to be erect
ed at Decorah.
Three men held up the station agent at
Almont, ou the Midlaud road, and rob
bed him of $27. They disappeared in the
direction of Clinton.
An 8-year-old boy evaugelist is creat
ing a furore at Buxtou. The juveuile
spiritual prodigy has atraut ninety con
versions to his credit.
The eighteenth annual meeting of the
Northwestern Iowa Horticultural "Socie
ty will be held at Nora Springs, Floyd
County, on Dec. 10,17 and 18.
Fritz Hamdorf, a prominent Wheat
land farmer, committed suicide by taking
strychnine. It Is believed poor health
had made him temporarily insane.
By the burstiug of a balaucc wheel
on a steam saw at Delmar, Will Foley,
10 years old, received injuries that ne
cessitated the amputation of one leg.
The Illinois Central has begun the
work of reducing the grades between
Fort Dodge and Waterloo, for which the
company has set aside about $500,000.
An unknown miscreant threw a rock
through a window of a Milwaukee pas
senger coach near Clinton. Frank Ev
ans, a passenger, was seriously injured.
Henry F. Smith, a prominent young
farmer, was instantly killed nnd Henry
Hennis seriously injured by the North
western fast train at State Center cross
Seven hundred and fifty pounds of
turkey and other edibles in proportion
were required for tlie Thanksgiving din
ner at the Soldiers' Home at Marshall
For the first time in the history of
Plymouth County there are no criminal
cases on the court docket. Another re
markable fact is that no divorce cases
are to be heard.
Some of the property found in posses
sion of the negro Boxell, arrested at
Cleveland, has been identified as being
stolen from the store of Shlpfer Bros,
of Sigourney, Nov. 3.
President .A. E. Holder of the State
Federation of Labor has received reports
showing that in the past six months there
have beeu ninety-two trades and labor
unions organized In Iowa.
The Tri-CIty Street Railway Compauy
at Davenport has just completed the
placing of orders for construction mate
rials to be used next year. The amount
of these orders will equal about $125,
The Iowa main line of the Rock Isl
andn Railroad, which has heretofore been
operated as a single division for dispatch
ing of trains, has been divided into two
divisions, with Des Moines as the focal
A collision in the yards of the Santa
Fe at Fort Madison between an engine
and a freight car caused the death of
John Seaman, aged 18, employed iu the
water service of the company, and the
serious injury of Engineer Gumore and
Fireman Leber.
Two revolvers, an overcoat and several
other smaller articles, found about a
mile and a half west of Davenport on
the main line of the Rock Island road,
are the latest discoveries in regard to the
train robbers who held up the fast ex
press last Friday night.
By the verdict of the coroner's jury ot
Muscatine, over the body of Thomas
Winnemore, who was killed by being run
over by a loose horse belonging to Wil
liam Moore, that man is held responsi
ble for Wlnnemore's death.
Judge McPherson, in the federal court
in Deg Moines dissolved the injunctions
obtained in the State courts, restraining
Maj. Turner, in charge of the construc
tion of the army post there, from building
a sewer across certain private land. He
ruled that an army otficer carrying cut
orders of a superior cannot be Interfered
with by State courts.
Mrs. James Stuart was tlirowu from
a buggy at Dubuque and terribly injured.
The attending physician found it neces
sary to take forty-four stitches iu re
placing her scalp.
May Cunningham, a 15-year-old Oska
loosa girl, eloped to Des Moines with
Jesse Herman, aged 60. The police are
looking for them aud will charge Her
man with abduction.
Oue man was killed and eight others
seriously injured by the wrecking of a
Wabash work train near Council Bluffs*
The traiu rau into a cow. The caboose
was derailed and William Hudnell of
Moberly, Mo., a stationary engineer,
was killed. The injured were laborers.
A 10-year-old son of Lars Hagluud of
Fort Dodge had a narrow escape from
death through eating cough drops by the
wholesale. The application of a stomach
pump saved his life.
O. B. Blacbley, a wealthy jeweler, kill
ed himself at Cedar Rapids by shootiug.
Ill health and worry over the affairs of
a brother in the insane asylum are be
lieved to have caused sudden Insanity.
A. Gregoris, charged with the murder
of {his cousin, George Kolemosky, was
acquitted bra jury at Adel. Kolemosky's
body was found in the timber near Per
ry last spring and Gregoris, who was
hunting with him, was charged with the
The President Halts, Wabblce» and
Urging the need for severe condem
nation of long public documents, Presi
dent Roosevelt himself writes a mes
sage of imposing length, to say very
little of worth on topics which engage
the country's thought. On the subject
of trusts he seema to think that there
Is more damage to be apprehended
from attempts nt restriction than for
au uninterrupted continuance of whole
sale aud systematic robbery of the peo
ple by the great monopolies. A leader
whose mind Is filled with fear lest his
blbws shall hurt the enemy Is hardly
the sort of leader to Inspire his follow
ing with enthusiasm for the cause or
to give hope to anybody of judgment
that he will accomplish much.
On the subject of the tnriff the Pres
ident hastens to surrender to the thick
aud-thin protectionists. He denies with
them thnt taking off duties which en
able the trusts to charge extortionate
prices in a walled-in market would
force a reduction of these prices—and
then lets his heart go out to small com
petitors of the trusts who would be In
jured by tariff revision nnd reduced
prices. The pillaged consumer appar
ently does not appeal to Mr. Roose
velt's sympathies at all.
Yet he favors reciprocity treaties ns
a means of lowering the tariff, nnd
actually recommends the removal of
the duties on anthracite coal. This is
rank discrimination against the coal
trust, which has as much right to pro
tection as any other trust that monop
olizes the necessaries of life. He is
confused aud self-contradictory.
Mr. Roosevelt asks us to believe that
he is determined to curb the trusts,
but not at the awful cost of meddling
seriously with the sacred Dlngley tar
iff, which shelters so many of them.
That would be to alarm and Incense
the "protected interests," which nre
solidly Republican. He would like re
ciprocity, but Is not strenuous In his de
sire for it it Is a ticklish subject, and
he defers to the wisdom of the leaders
of the party. Aud they, in the Seuate,
regularly knife all proposed reciproc
ity treaties.
The two proposals for dealing death
to bad trusts and correcting the glar
ing abuses of tho tariff which tho
Presldeut flung from the stump with
Buch energetic confidence not so long
ago—a constitutional amendment and
a commission—he faintly refers to. Mr.
Roosevelt has heard from the press of
the country. His transparent devices
for delaying the day of action have
been seen through.
Doubtless Mr. Roosevelt views him
self in his guise of trust-tighter as a
brave and gallant figure. To under
stand him and credit him with uny sin
cerity we have to consider the atmos
phere he lives In. In a land of blind
men a one-eyed man is kiug. So a Re
publican President who admits that
there are evils in connection with the
trusts and confesses that It may be
expedient to discuss the advisability
of remodeling some of the Dlngley
schedules—In the far future, of course
say, after the next presidential election
—no doubt Is regarded by his associ
ates and himself as a daring radical.
Mr. Roosevelt once more gives voice
to his familiar scorn for tho "weak
ling," and properly. But this long
drawn-out message of his Is weak,
very weak. He halts, he wabbles, ho
compromises, he Is as feeble as any
man must be who tries to win for him
self the support of the country's anti
trust sentlmeut and nt the same time
to assure the trusts that they are in no
real peril from him or his party—which
they know quite well already.
Nothing is to be done at this session
except to pass the appropriation bills,
a Congressman told ex-Speaker Reed
In Washington the opening day.
"What!" cried the mocking Reed,
"nre you going to miss your opportu
nity to amend the constitution? Are
you going to miss doing an Indefinable
eomethlng. to be done in a way nobody
knows how, and at a time nobody
knows when? That, as I understand
it, is the program against the trusts."
And that is the impression which all
the President's speech and his message
can but make upon the niluds of men
who know what must be done in order
to destroy a monopoly aud free tho
American people from trust spoliation
and domination.
This latest message assists material
ly in giving the nation Mr. Roosevelt's
measure, lie Isn't large and he doesn
wear.—Chicago American.
Looking Forward.
"Is he afraid of automobiles/ the
elderly lady asked the uverynmu wuo
had the only horse that could be found
in town, for it was the year 1910.
"Not a bit!" responded the liveryman,
reassuringly. "The only thing that
might make him shy a little would be
to suddenly come upon some vehicle be
ing drawn by a horse, but thnt isn't
at all likely.—Brooklyn Eagle.
Tho Fair Sex.
"Oh. the gladness of their gladness
when they're glad.
And the sadness of their sadness
when they're sad
But the gladness of their gladness ami
the sadness of their sadness
Are ns nothing to their badness
when they're bad."
—New Yorker.
How Haln Washes the Air.
The air after a heavy rainfall Is
usually very clear, owing to the fact
that the rain in falling has carried with
It most of the dust aud impurities of
the atmosphere.
Fresh Air and Carbon.
Fresh air contains about three parts
of carbonic acid in 10,000, respired air
about 441 parts, and about five parts
wil cause the air of a room to become
Would Turn the Tables.
"Yas," said Mrs. Trullrural, "my
Silas got pluui tired o' being gol
bricked and buncoed everv time h*
went t' town."
"Did he fool them?"
"Not 'xactly, but he tried ter. .Teg*
as th' train wua leavlir a man In th'
station sold him a book, 'How to De
tect a Confidence Game.'
"Was it auy good?"
"No why, when Si got out his
glasses an* opened th' book he found
thet all the pages were blank."—Phlla-.
delphla Inquirer.
Domestic Bliss.
Tenspot—You should have seen the
pair Harker held last night.
Tray—I thought he had given up
poker since his marriage.
Tenspot—He has. He was holding his
twins. 7.
The Exception. "w
The Admirer—"The fringg of magno
lias beyond the lagoon." There is
somethlug poetic about the word
/The Poet—Yes, except when it refer#
*o rouse**
Water Trough of Plank,
Where one has need for a water
trough of considerable dimensions the
one illustrated cau be readily made,
and If well constructed will last for
years. Each of tho shlc3 an,l each end ,™e f™ ?®nera"y
should be made of one piece of plank.' '"™bn
both the sides and the ends should be
slightly sloping. In putting the pieces I'f ?.8'
of tho trough together use white lead I I'f
at the Joints, using no nails, but draw-
en two coats of palnr, and when dry is
ready for use. The lower part of the
Illustration shows the angle at which
the euds should slope.
Kind of Cattle to Feed.
The kind of cattle to feed depends
on circumstances. As a rule the good,
well-bred steer will make the most
money because he makes the most of
his feed—that Is, he puts it where It
ought to go, into the high priced cuts
of beef. But sometimes It pays best
to feed common cattle aud very com
mon ones when they can be bought at
a correspondingly low price. Tbey
usually make good gains, and, having
been bought very low, they may sell
at a big advance over their cost to the
feeder, though still away below the
top of the market Common light
feeders are
For a Kicking Horse.
Many horses have au ugly nabit of
kicking when In their stalls, and ap
parently no method has yet been f0uud
by which they can be effectually cured
of this habit. Here, however, is a plan
which was recently tested In Germany
aud which Is said to have proven ef
fective In every case. All that Is
essary Is to hang a bag of sand
gravel from the celling of the stable
In such a mauner that the bag will be keptlnT
An Expensive Food.
Potatoes are the most expensive of
all the staple foods. They contain
from 750 to S00 pounds of water In
every 1,000 pounds, the solid matter
lH-'Ing mostly starch. The farmer also
lliuls the potato crop one of the most
exacting In Its requirements of labor,
one of the greatest obstacles being
warfare against beetles aud diseases.
At present prices potatoes are more ex
pensive than beef, considering the ac
tual proportion of nutritious matter
contained, but it is only wheu prices
are high that the potato crop Is very
profitable, owing to the expenses nec
essary for its cultivation.
C'rtl Fodder nnd Iluy.
It is difficult to make a proper com
parison between corn fodder and hay,
because the quality of either largely
depends upon the curing. Bright,
green corn fodder, shredded or cut
line, is superior to improperly enred
hay. while good bay is far superior to
corn fodder that was not cut down
until the leaves turned yellow. If fod
der is tender nnd Juicy the animals
will prefer the stalks to the leaves, as
the stalks arc rich In sugar, but much
depends upon the stage of growth at
which the stalks woro harvested.
Profitable Futtcnins Feed*
A buucli of 400 steers fed at Claren
don, Texas, last winter netted the feed
er .$10 per head profit. The cattle were
fed on katllr corn and sorghum, with a
small percentage of cottonseed cake.
Nearly every farmer ln the couuty
could raise plenty of Kaffir corn and
sorghum to finish a few bead of cattle,
aud cottonseed cake can bo secured
from the mills without great expense.—
Cold Storage for Apple..
The Horticultural Department of the
Iowa experiment station lias one hun
dred barrels of standard varieties of
Iowa apples iu cold storage to de-
If It is necessary to use more than one ["f/ 8*t quicker returns and
piece of plank, the edges should bo ff
jointed, nnd then fastened together ""l0 ^°,°
with wooden pins. Iu making the "slt-welght feeding Iambs
trough the end pieces should be ?""bIe ,'» Jelfht
Into the sides about one-half Inch, nnd, ino1
lng the parts together with heavy Iron I ™uch
rods having large heads on one end
and screw threads ou the other. When
this is done make the bottom edge
true, coat with white lead and fasten
on with large wood screws. The
trough, when completed, should be glv-
In Chicago at $2.50
to $3 and good ones at $4.75 to $5.25.
There may be more money ln the
stuff costing $2.50 than in the five
dollar stuff, because when fat a bigger
advance may be secured for it. This
Is a year when good feeders are hard
to secure at a reasonable figure, and
hence attention is called to the cheap
er and commoner kiikls. But the
feeder should remember that the com
mon cattle must be bought very low.
There Is no pleasure In their compauy,
aud It is ouly justifiable when they
make good money, to do which they
inusfbe laid lu cheap.—National Stock
to v^Sf1""
.. *5 ,v
been used. The apples were bought in
the heart of the Adams County apple
district, at prevailing prices, and were
packed by a commercial packor under
the direction of the experiment starlon.
The results should be a fair guide,
both to the commercial orchardist and
dealer.—New England Farmer-
Feeding Lambs.
than the older
u,re "Wier
prices In pro-
1,8 llberal
would not
f°ltlle a"ragefl«urc

oa 8Uch
muttons, on
otb" lm"d'
nor do
T\PAPn ThA ftl'rt i.ainnlnM #«.AVM CI RA
tween the two ranging from $1.50 to
$2. From this must be deducted the
difference in the cost of feeders, as
lambs sell higher than do thin muttons,
the difference sometimes amounting to
$1 per hundred weight. All other things
being equal, It Is a generally accepted
statement that there is more money in
lamb feeding than mutton feeding. The
big exception to this, nnd one that
ought to be taken advantage of by all
feeders, Is thnt feeding muttons can
often be bought nt bargains. A bunch
or two of well-bought thin sheep from
one to two years old, whether ewes or
wethers, will often make a feeder far
more money than his remunerative
bunch of lambs. In this country it is
a good rule that If one should see ft
cheap bunch of thin sheep not to miss
the opportunity to buy It, as It will
surely net a profit.—Field and Farm.
To Keep Cabbage.
The burying of cabbago beads down
and roots up Is a mistake, although the
custom Is an old one. When the heads
arc burled and the ground becomes
frozen the cabbages are completely
sealed up and cannot be used. Later,
as the ground thaws, the heads begin
to rot, and a large proportion of them
are lost from that cause. The proper
plan Is to select a high location, open a
row with a one-horse plow, put the cab
bages in, roots down nnd heads out.
placing them close together, the heads
slanting so as to turn water. Next mako
another row, throwing the dirt on the
roots of the cabbages in the first row.
When all tho cabbages are put In they
will be In a compact mass. Place straw
on the heads aud boards on the straw,
to shed rain. If preferred, the cabbages
may be thus placed under a shed and
covered with straw. It tho roots are
put In the ground and the heads out
the cabbages will be alive, the stalks
will give crops of sprouts for early
greens In the spring aud not a bead will
rot, while they may be cut off from the
stalks at any time when wanted,
whether the ground Is frozen or not, by
simply lifting the straw. In fact, they
will keep ln Buch good condition as to
begin growing ln the spring, If not dis
turbed, In the effort to produce seed.—
Philadelphia Record.
Gentle Treatment of Cows.
3 5
Every owner of a cow should see that
gentle and quiet means arc used In
drawing the milk from her. Many
good cows are spoiled by rough milk
ing. When It can be done, the same
person should milk the same co^j
BGfc perso
Gentle treatment
relv pay.
matter of pron lould alwavs
ground. We like to
Corn should be put into the silo when
It Is almost ready to cut and can be
put In at the time it Is ripe enough to
I cut with good results. Formerly it war
thought best to cut corn when rather
green for silage, but later practice leans
toward the stage of ripeness—Just be
fore It begins to dry out nnd the stalks
become woody.—Dairy and Creamery.
be a little distance behind where the Trim the Hos»' Hoof*,
refractory horse Is standing. When-1 Hoofs of old hogs frequently need
ever ho kicks he will strike tlio bag.
nnd lu return will receive a smart blow
from It. which he will remember. It
may take a few days to impress upon
his mind that he will always bo re
warded for his uuinnimwte-iiwiiliii-t In
this manner, but unless he is uxox-ed
lugly stupid he will quickly learn the
lesson, and then the bag may bo re
moved. It is asserted that a horse
once cured In this manner will never
again think of kicking, but whether
tli's is true or not time alone can tell.
trimming. If they become too long,
tilth is liable to accuiflulate, and tho
animal Is not able to stand up straight
on Its feet. It is very easy to trim
the hogs' hoofs, nnd the herd should
be inspected every six months or so.
see tho cow reach around and lick the
milker then one can be sure that har
mony does prevail.
Corn for the Silo.
Farm, Notes.
lCxperlnients in |owa go tosuo
that grass Is thft most economical
sheep feed.
Beef production in the Eastern
States is becoming an Interesting
Darkness and low temperature are
the primary requisites In the success
ful storing of potatoes.
Leaves should be thrown on the
poultry house floor, not ouly because
they afford scratching material In
which the fowls can exorcise, lint also
because they prevent draughts of air
on the floor and assist in keeping the
house warm.
A clean soil In the fall, and the
weeds destroyed before they seed, will
save one-half the labor In the spring.
Seeds of weeds start off In growth
very curly, and the farmer cannot keep
thein out of the way. The time to
destroy weeds Is when they are Just
coming up through the ground, in
spring, and by burning the refuse in
the fall.
Half-manuring a field is sometimes
a loss, as the labor and time are really
thrown nway If tlio manure is spread
over too much surface. It cannot sup
ply plant food to bo of service unless
the quantity Is such as to afford a sufll
clency to the crop, and It is better to
use all the manure on a small plot than
to attempt to spread a largo field with
a limited quantity.
Horses prefer carrots to all other
roots, aud enough carrots can be se
cured from an acre of land to supply
a large number of horses during tho
winter. If farmers will feed carroty"
to horses and cows less grain and ltfny
will be required, uud the anitna!&--will
not only prefer the ym'iety of food,
but will bo kept in '.excellent condi
tion nt less expense 'than to depend
solely upon dry fiuud.
Grinding th« corn aud cob does not
add much the ration, but the
ground ct serves to dilute the grain
and iucr~?»se the bulk, which makes
the e'e mbluation better than ground
grain alone. When used with ground
oati and bran it Is excellent food, and
it uiay be i/ied with cut straw or hay.
All grain //oods, when ground, will
terinlne the relative keeping qualities
of the varieties, the length of time thej{ give bettet results if fed with balky
may be held successfully and the best
rmnterlnlsAand tho condition of tho an-
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