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A Housing Experiment.
Every tine 1 1 fcryto "improve my mind with sen net I resolve that I will never do it UTftia, and then I always go iU,l S T ,s f,0 dreadfully tempting that you can hardly resist it. Mr. Trav . ao n anybody once gets into the habit of hem- a scientific person then- is little hop;, that he will ever re form, and he says ho has known good men who became habitual astronomers and actually took to prophesying weathl er, all because taey yields to ths temptation to look through toleseopes and to Banks figures on the blackboard with chalk. I was reading a lovely book the other day. It was all about balloons and parachutes. A parachute is a thing you fall out of u balloon with. It is something like an open umbrella, onlv nobody ever borrows it. If you hold a parachute over your head and drop out of a balloon, it will hold you up so that you will come down to the ground so gently that you won't be hurt the least bit. I told Tom Maginnis about it, and we said we would make a para chute, and jump out of the sec-ond-s:ory window with it. It is easy enough to make one, for all you have to do is to get a big umbrella "and open it wule.and hold on to the handle. Last Saturday afternoon Tom came overtomy house, and we got ready to try what the book said was "a pleating scientific experiment." We didn't have the least doubt that the book told the truth. But Tom didn't want to be the first to jump out of the window- neither did I -and wo thought we'd give Sue's kitten a chance to trv a parachute, and see how she liked it. Sue had an umbrella that was made of silk, and was just the thing to suit the kitten. I knew Sue wouldn't mind lending the umbrella, and as she was out making calls, and I couldn't ask her permission, I borrowed the umbrella and the kitten, and meant to tell her all about it as soon as she came home. We tied the kitten fast to the handle of the umbrella, so as not to hurt her, and then dropped her out of the window. The wind was blowing tre mendously hard, which I supposed was a good thing, for it is the air which holds up a parachute, and of course tho more wind there is, the more air there is, and the better the parachute will stay up. TJie minute we dropped the est and the umbrella out of the window the wind took them and blew them clear over the fence into Deacon Smedley's pasture before they struck the ground. This was all right enough, but the para chute didn't stop after it struck the ground. It started across the country about as fast as a horse could run, hit tTng tbe ground every few minutes aud then bouncing up into the air and coming down again, and the kitten kept claw ing at everything, and yowling as if she was being killed. By the time Tom and I could get down stairs the umbrel la was about a quarter of a mile oft'. We chased it till we couldn't run any longer, but we couldn't catch it, and the last we saw of the umbrella and the cat they were making splendid time toward the river, and I'm very much afraid they were both drowned. Tom and I came home again, and when we got a little rested we said we would take the big umbrella and try the pleasing scientific experiment; at least I said that Tom ought to try it, for we had proved that a little silk um brella would let a kitten down to the ground without hurting her, and of course a great big umbrella would hold Tom up all right. I didn't care to try it myself, because Tom was visiting me, and we ought always to give up our own pleasures in order to make our vis itors nappy. After a while Tom said he would do it, and when the wind blew hard he jumped. It is my opinion, now that the thing k all over, that the umbrella wasn't large enough, and that if Tom hadrtruek the ground he would have been hurt. He weittt down awfully fast, but by gooil luck the grocer's man was just coming out of tbe kitch en door as Tom came down, and he lit right on the man's head. It is Wonderful how lucky some people are, for the grocer's man might have been hurt if he hadn't happened to have a bushel basket half full of eggs with him, and as he and Tom both fell into the eggs, neither of them was hurt. They were just getting out from among the eggs when Sue came in with some of the ribs of her umbrella that somebody bad fished out of the river and give":i to her. There didn't seem to be any kitten left, for Sue didn't know anything about it, but father and Mr. Ma-nmiis came in a few minutes Afterward, and I had to explain the whole thing to them. This is tbe last "pleasing scientific experiment" I shall ever try. I don t think science is at all nice, and, besides, I am awfully sony about the kitten. "Johnny Jfrown," in Harper's Young People. I The probate Court of Hennepin County, Minn., has decided that the widow of the late ex-dovernor ('. '. Washburn is entitled to one-third of the decedent's estate in Minnesota (estimated to be worth 260,000), In dependent of 1he provisions made for her in her husband's will. Mrs. Wash bun is sn 'minute Of an insane asylum. Chicago Times. The Duke of Connaught, third son of Queen Victoria, has been appointed to the command of a brigade m India, in order to giTt him an opportunity to qualify himself for the office of Viceroy of Did la, which the Queen desires t see him occupy. THR NORTHERN TRIBUNE. JULY 28. t&to. Cleon Fields and Heavy Crops. There are two drawbacks In the methods largely adopted by the farm ers of this country in the cultivation of their crops during the first hnlf of the season. These methods involve a need less expenditure of labor, and permit an extensive growth of weeds. The surface of tie soil is not broken o? stiired often enongh. A frequent pul verization would accomplish two very important uses, namely, ti e destruction of young weeds, and an increased growth of the crops. We have shown on former oec: s ons the Importance of destroying weeds just as they are com mencing growth, and even before they have reached the stirlfj of the ground, when the minute and tender sprouts aro broken by a touch of the pulverizing implement. The experiment was tried a few years ago of pa-sing the steel rake weekly over a giwn measured surface in the garden, and allowing alongside an e u il area to become cov ert 1 with a growth of weeds from six inches to a foot high before hilling them. A record was made by the watch of the time consumed by each method. During the two months of growth it was nt ssiry to pass the steel rake eight times over the surface; but this wm done so easily and rapidly that only one-half of the time and labor were con sumed that were required to clear out once the tall weeds from the growing crop, The crop made one-half more growth by the first method, and the seeds of the weeds in the surface soil were thoroughly destroyed by the eight operations. A successful farmer, on whose rich fields about fifty bushels of corn per acre were obtained by ordinary management, assured us that by pass ing the cultivator once a week between the rows until the corn was as high as the horse's back, he had increased the crop to between sixty and soventy bush els per acre. A radical improvement would be made on many farms by the adoption of the practice of keeping the surface crust of the soil constantly broken, and by never allowing young weeds to see daylight. By thus clearing the farm of foul seeds, in a few years the costly labor of hand-weeding would be nearlv superseded. To accomplish this result it is neoeeaary to secure the best mod ern tools for cultivating the crops. The work should be commenced before the voung weeds have reached the surface. Potatoes, for instance, are some weeks in the soil before coming up, and dur ing this period the ground should be kept harrowed, the operation being re peated as often as the young weefls sn the soil have sprouted, the harrowing breaking the sprouts and killing the weeds just as they are starting to grow. In this way the foul stuff may be materially reduced. The harrowing may be continued after the potatoes have reached the surface, and have grown some inches, without injury to them. Corn may be hamowed once before it comes up; and With a line, slant-tooth harrow the operation may be continued every live, days till the plants are nearly a foot high. This will obviate the labor of hand-hoeing. After this, the one horse cultivator may pass several times, running shallow so. as not to tear the roots, Setting the reversible teeth first to throw the earth away from the row of corn, and ncAt time against the row, a very shallow ridge being Sufficient to cover the young weeds as they are just appearing, for there will be no large ones if the previous work has been promptly attended to. We have adopted this course of first harrowing and then cult ivating from and towards the row, and left the field as clean as a lloor without any hand-hoeing. The repeated stirring of the soil and keeping the crust broken, gave a handsome crop of corn, decidedly larger than when the whole treatment consisted of one or two dressings with the cultivator, and a la borious "hilling" with the hoe. In large fields, the one-horse cultivator will, of course, give way to tho two horse walking or riding cultivator. In either case, such implements should be used as may be controlled perfectly and guided so as to run within an inch or two of the row of plant!; and the im portance of straight and even rows is therefore obvious. Country (! ntleman. A Surprise in Store for the Old Folks. A dilapidated man walked into a Pittsburgh shoe store a few days ago and said that he (tt-sired to make a pur chase. His need of a new outfit was apparent, but his coarse, soiled and ragged clothes and general air of decay forbade the supposition that he would desire or could pay for a fine article. But he contemptuously rejected the clerk's first offers, ami finally accepted an excellent pair of hand-made shoes. When he had ascertained the price he drew frott a bundle of various articles held together by a bandana handker chief a cigar box. and, quietly opening it, disclosed to the clerk's astonished gaze about $lo,00 in bills and coin. After some adroit questioning he ex plained that he had wandered away from his father's farm many years ago and bad drifted around the country without gathering any moss, until finally, not long ago, he "struck it rich '' in a Western mine and had made a fortune, of which the contents of the ci.rar box were only a small part. H was on his way home to see his parents, mk in Order to make their consterna tion ami his own amusement complete he proposed to appear before them in a Kiverty-itricken guise and not divulge lis real condition until he had enjoyed their team and welcome and sympathy. Then he intended to complete the melo drama by "setting it up for the old folks in gorgeous stylo, and the new shoes vfere for ue In the trans- I formation BccucriHsbuvah I'ost. jMFLOYAIKNT BUKEAU, Copying and Book Potting at Seasono bU Rates, Also Houses to Kent. C. HARVEY JACKSON. Sijunetf Real Estate. J HAVEfor sale some very desirable Parmin uands and Village Property Among which are ihefollow or : IN TJWN 37 N R. 1 W 4 of w4 necttou it. s w l h w 4 ' 24. K Vt ot n e U " T: Bwofne " 2 N w fcof s o 4 it. SeWotttwU " 33. IN . OWN 36 H K.2 W L l So 2, section 10. IN TOWN 36 N, R 2 W. N e uf n w If section 0. IN ToVNS7 N . , R . 2 W . N w U .f n A ,t,oi '. 1. B H ot n o H ' 6 H w W of mU 1- IN rows an N, R. 2 W N H of n e 4 section 34. 8 Vt "t ' " 34. OKO W.BKLL. Abstract and Iteiil Estate OflBc . CHKROYOAN MIOB. Prof. Doremns on Porous Plasters The College of the City of New York, I Cor. Lexington Ave. and 28d St. New Yokk, April 27, 1SWL ) Messrs. Seabcry & Johnson: it iitU'iiieii At your request, I have obtained in open market samples of Benson's Capcine Porous Plasters ami Allcock's porous plasters, and have submitted them to chemical analysis to determine their comparative merits as exter nal remedies. I find in Benson's Capcine Plasters valuable medical ingredients, which do not exist in All -cock's porous plasters; hence in my opinion they are superior to those of Alcock's. Yours resp'y. R. OODBN DORDMUS. If. D, LI,. I. Prof, of Cbemestn and Physics in the College of the City of New York, and Prof of Chemest ry and Toxicology in BsuSfOS Hospital Medi cal college. CT per Month and Heard for three live 4)0 J young men or Indies In each county. Address P. W. Zlogler & , Chicago, 111 Naval Battles OF THE WORLD By Edward yhippen, Medical Director of U. 8. N. A thrilling f'ictoral History f the world's great seatlirhts, with specimens of naval archi tectuyc of all ages. A record of wonderful ex ploits more interesting than fiction. Price only H3. It sells everywhere. APCUTC make 100 per month. Address J. C. MoCurar a Co, Chicago, ill. PETER COOPER. His Life and Character, by C Edwards Lester, author of 'The (Jlory and Shame of England ;' 'the Napoleon Dynasty', etc. illustrated; paper III cts; cloth Me; half Russia K.'ic. Postage stamps taden; not sold by dealers; prices too low. Also the following, large type, unabridg ed: Life of Alex H Stephens, 10c, 25c and 85c Life of Washington Irving, by stoddard, fie Life of Sir Isaac Newton, by Jas Parton 2c Rip Van Wihkle, by Washington Irving, 2c Burning of Rome, by Camion Farrar, 2c American Humorists Artemus Ward, 2c Enoch Arden. by Alfred Tennyson, 2c Deserted Village, the Traveler, Goldsmith, 2c Cotter's Saturday Night, etc, Robt Burns 2c Schslar's Song of the Bell and other poems 2c The Sea Serpents of Science, Andr'w Wilson 2c World Smashing, by W Mattien Willioms, 2c John B. Ai.hen, Publisher, 18 Vesey St. New York. The Wonderful Effleaey ef DR. SCHENCK'S MANDRAKE PILLS Hrut been so f nSSMMlf satisfactorily proven thit it uterus almost HtiiwrfluouH to say anything more in t Mil tMOft The Iwanpl and constantly InorcuKinif l'iii;m,l for thiin, both in this sndforelKU eeseMaft, la th" Iv t tvttM of their value. Their e to .luy in tho lnit 'I Si:.tes is far greater than ttiy oth r c t.i rt.j i :i, :no. This demand is art rpasni ii , it Si N IlLW and steady. It is not eft .luyor;" terday. it is an increase that haabcen tObdOir WOWlUS fortue li.. t thirty five yeats. What t -o JiyfoiiB for this great and growing demand? II . Mclipnek'n Mandrake Pillacontaln nomer- c . . . iiid t t'.ioy act With wonderful effect upon lb i v r. They cleanse th'J Ktomch nnd bowete of u' irriintin matter, which, U allowed to remain, I" tm ,U'ie Moo 1, a:id br ni r- Malaria, Chills and I ver, and many other i WMMb They pive health i id strenrth to tho di rr ,l: o onrans. They create &;petite ai d girt -rr t t. -i hole rystcm. Thejr so in fact tin !?!" I ft I I thors which should 1 token int::uc i.e in i - n', when malarialand c;hcre;vj - ni a a?i ra ':, i taey prepare thosyB t..:u to rtMi, t iiti.ie :. .i ... every character. V -ficrcti's UlnnT.!'." V?. are sold by all ' j . pt b .,-1 - t by mall, postpaid, I ipt oi prioi. I . I'hrnck'n Ronk on rnnnnmptlon, Mr i ''wiplalnt stid Dyspepsia, in English or (' jaan, is sent frre to all. Address I)r, J, II MC.IENCK HON, l'hiiadelpbio. Pa. ' 8. Livery Stable Situated Main Street, opposite Store. A. P. Niwtoti Whereyon can find IM -w fclyjii 1 ,1 in l-( r II un outs, Double and Single. to be let nt reesonsbM STOP ! STOP ! STOP ! Where? EMI 1 Bargains, Bargains ! IN STAPLE COTTON GOODS! Bare: sui Dress Goods. Fancy Goods. Laces of All Kinds. Embroideries. Notions. Carpets. Boots & Shoes. Hats and Caps. Staple and Fancy Groceiies BEEF, POEK AND FLOUR, Always on hand at Lowest Prices. No. 1 Michigan White Oats. Cull and Investigate. WeCnml and Will Sell at Bottom Prices. WETMORE & PADDOCK. LOOZ 5 IT T FOB. Uncle Sam's Furniture House ! New Goods, of all kinds, and I beat the State on prices. 1 have just received a new lot of Moulding and Picture Frames. Frames made to order. l ooking Glasses in endless variety. Window ornices and Chromos. I will Sell Get my Prices. A full line of Undertaking Goods, Burial Cases, Caskets, Robes, Shrouds, k Funerals attended prompt lv, with Hoarse and Carriages. J. EC. TUTTLE- Corner Main and Third Streets, Cheooygan, Mieh. Specia-1 CANADA MONEY AT A DISCOUNT, AT JOHN F. MOLONEY'S . AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT. Fanners and Gardeners Attention Philadelphia ext. Early Peas. Kxtra Karly Tom Thumb Peps. " Kent Largs White Marrowfat " McLean's Little (iem Yorkshire Hero ' German Plack Wax Keans. T.nrora Whit Marrow. Yellow Kidney, six (weeks) Reans. Mv stork of Groceries and Provisions Flour, Pork and Reef by the barrel. I have also a good assortment of Flower Pots. I am selling at cost. Remember as I do a strictly cash business, I can sell at less profit than stores who do a trust business. Don't buy before you get mv prices. No trouble to show goods. Remembe 1 am the onlv Store in Cheboygan who pavs a Premium on Canada Money. tqhn F. MOLONEY, 11 Where? ici s !rotIce I o- Read List of Garden A Field Seed Enrly Minnesota Sugar Corn. (Mover, Timothy, Mullet and HungHTian Seed. Onion Setts and Potatoe Onions. Yellow Denver and Red Withersfleld Onion Seed. A full line of Fancy Garden and Flower Seeds. Beet and Punikin Seed. is complete. lleincml cr T keep the Best Mil