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
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
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
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
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
After a while Tom said he would do
it, and when the wind blew hard he
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
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.
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.
Copying and Book Potting at Seasono
bU Rates, Also Houses to Kent.
C. HARVEY JACKSON.
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.
Abstract and Iteiil Estate OflBc .
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
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.
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
CT per Month and Heard for three live
4)0 J young men or Indies In each county.
Address P. W. Zlogler & , Chicago, 111
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.
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
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. '
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 !
Bargains, Bargains !
IN STAPLE COTTON GOODS!
Laces of All Kinds.
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.
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.
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,
Read List of Garden A Field Seed
Enrly Minnesota Sugar Corn.
(Mover, Timothy, Mullet and HungHTian
Onion Setts and Potatoe Onions.
Yellow Denver and Red Withersfleld
A full line of Fancy Garden and Flower
Beet and Punikin Seed.
is complete. lleincml cr T keep the Best
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