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that between n fanner and his renter. Nothing win muko a pood house keeper move so quickly as tho sight of moth. Our Idea of u chump is a man who carries a tooth brush sticking out of his pocket. Don't exaggerate: if you repeat u story as it was told to you, you are ex aggerating enough. The imitators are becoming so clever that it takes a smart man to tell sar dines from minnows put up these days. In Virginia before 18(15 there were about sixty negroes in tho in ne asy lums of that state and now there arc over 1,000. Read the Advertisements. You will enjoy this publication much better if you will get into tho habit of reading the advertisements; they will afford a most interesting study and will put you in the way of getting some excellent bargains. Our adver tisers are reliable, they send what they advertise. ' There nre three classes of bees in a thrif'.y colony; nurse bees, wax work ers and honev trathercrs. Educate Youf Mowela With Caacareta. Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever. 10c. If C. C. C. fail, UruKKists refund money. Always have exta hives to save every swarm of bees that conies out! often a little delay will lose them. Hall's Catarrh Care Is taken internally. Price, 75o. The crop of broom corn, in Western Indiana, is being gathered; ths yield is large and the quality very fine. It is a new venture in that section and the re sults are very encouragin The Blue and Both, men and women aro apt to feel a little blue, when the gray hairs begin to show. It's a very natural foeling. In the normal condition of things gray hairs belong to advanced ce. They have no business whitening the head of man or woman, who has not begun to go down the slope of life. As a matter of fact, the hair turn3 gray regardless of ago, or of life's seasons ; sometimes it is whitened by sickness, but more often from lack of care. When the hair fades or turns gray there's no need t resort to hair dyes. The normal color of the hair is restored and retained by the use of Ayer's Hair Vigor. Acr's Curebook, "a story of cures told by the cured." too pages, free. J. C. Ayer Co., Lowell, Mass. em W4. Safe Coasting is not a certainty on any but thmearest to it is coasting on hia. The 5 'Nickel Steel Tubing, used Only yAHumuioz, io iic anuiywi know in btcycle construction, Columbia Bicycles ; STNDARD OF THE VORLD at $75Uke Tiere sbould be no question in -1 $97 Hartfords, . lartfords, Pattern 2f lartfords, Tattern , POPE MFG. CO., Hartford, Conn. If Columbia! are not properly represented In your vicinity, let us know. .TiViinsjiyi.jnii sjiuhiiqi'uisjt GET THB GEXl'INBAHTICLEl Walter Baker & Go.'s Breakfast COCOA Pure, Delicious, Nutritious. Costa Less than ONE CENT a etip. ., . - t 1 T ! t.,-. tie sure Walter Baker & Co. Limited, (Established 1780.) DorchestCf, MaSS. Jdj WICHITA DIREGTOBY. UunHnlina tj.iltars Violins. Everything kep in a nrst-ciass MuaieStorc. Wholesale and Ketnil. Any price duplicated in the United States. P THOS. SHAW. Wichita. Kalis. vSS COLLEGE, 400 . I'irnf linKwritins tree. COI KSK W33.00. Wichita Hardware Co., Wr' ware, Sporting (ioods, etc. 2JI A ZX K. Dong- F. i. SWAB ShnnlH ho TonrTatlor. I 45. NORTH MAIS St.. Wk'hlta, Kans. Ji DIPUnD Jobber, Paints. (Mm, Wall t A DlonUr Paper, etc Samples and l'rlf. on AimlicaUon. M'irHtTA, Kaxs. IRON CASTINGS, STOVES pm Move Be nin and all kln.! Of Foundr, Worlc. WI.-l.lta vvc Iron W ork VIVCIC ft TPYIIC AL CO.. Minora and KAflOftO fl ItAftJ 8hlpp.Tof Wlerrltjr.ritU lurf. Huniln(fU.n. Sinnli. l. m n.l Jl.-A i-H-r Coals. WiLBta K. Stoi T, lIr. fa!" Ast., Wlfhlt. Did vou ever notice how kindly every one speaks to a real worthless person? An old man's idea of a bright and in telligent woman is one who enjoys hearing reminiscences. A boy who goes away from tome to uttend a "military" school shouldn't come back wearing the clothes. A the good hired girls get married. Tiirn la a Kiictrestioii in this for the girls who are wearing out leather chasing men. If they get positions as hired girls, and aro good ones, they will go oil like hot c:ilies. While bee hives may sit out in the sun all fcunimer, It is better to shade them on account of saving the honey. The preacher should move over and make room on the pedestal beside him for the boarding house keeper; tho boarding house keeper has as much trouble keeping peace among her boarders as the preacher has with his choir. More llundles of Nwrves. Knino peevish, querulous peoplo seom more bundles of nerves. Tlio lcnt sound ngili.te their tensorlunis nnd ruffl es tliuir tempore. No doubt tl,..y nro born so. lint mny not tholr norvmiBiiess bo niiicniomtoU. it not cnllroiy mieveur i ."u--tiomibly, and with Hosteller's Stomach Hitter. l!y cultivating their digestion, nnd insuring mora complete nssimlliilion of the food with lui ad mirable corrective, they will experience a speedy nnd verv perceptible gain In nerve quietude. Dyspepsia, biliousness constipation nnd rheu- mntiBm yield to tlio Ilittors. Even good and patient women long to be ricli just long enough to snub some one who has snubbed them. No-To-Mac for Fifty Cents. Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes weak men strong, blood pure. 60c, $1. All druggists. Meat should not be used oftenee than once a day in warm weather, and when used it should be of the best and most nourishing kind and weil cooked the Gray. 7. bicycle, aColum - 7 i your mind what ivheet to ' . . . . .... buy, $50 45 40 mat tne pacxage uears uui niuc-ui. ELEGANT Machine Bur d'mit. Uet th. het. At Factor? Prices, vtarranted 10 )eari all attitchment. for fnncy pun. -" 1 - " net, reairi7 trial. Th. Inu. Al'mkt, fill 50 to KW :..nlnriirira SGUlo S1.0. '1'h. H,,tvmr, rH. Arr;lr J16 60 tlf.6.1; rwalar lrir Ju lo Lib. '"" BToS.1. 3i. d for Inrua catalosna nalor bnv. nnd aaen.onr. SLY JtrO. Ct.. 307309 Wabash Avo.,CtucaeOk 1 Ills H.I. will appear nut onrr. uetyourPenslon DOUBLE QUICK Write C APT. OPACRELL. Pension A rent, 1423 New York Avenue. WASHINOTON. D.C BAYLOR FEMALE COLLEGE. finI Year ope... Sept. . ? The ol... lZ leeln the South, ana winicr. -....... - - tor catalogni.. . A. "r., al, les., . ROOFINGS The beat Red Rod. R'Kitlna for . fu. eaps and Bills In- rt Hnhf in'e. for Piat.r Ban plea frss. Tk.ru AMUAuofim..ti-a.a.A r r T D I P U nnCKLY. for Bonk. ' InTentloni t L I nlUd U Wanted." Wiift,rfi,l I HI 'iiaMBKlB'Vrt DAIRY AND POULTRY. rNTERfcSTING CHAPTERS FOR OUR RURAL READERS. How Successful rarmers Operate Thla Department of tho Farm A Few Hints as to the Cure of Live Stock and Poultry. Injuring Dairy Kxport Trade. N conversation not long bince with a gentleman who has spent a consider able time In Great Britain In Investi gating the markets of that country for both butter and cheese, we were very much Impress ed with hla Idea; that Is, that our people had too much of the Yankee In their business me.'h ods In connection with England when exporting butter and cheese, says El gin Dairy Report. The matter came up incidentally as to the quality ot goods from the reason that a Hox maker had sent to a factory whero this gentleman was having butter packed, some boxes made of wood that had both flavor and taste. He refused to accept them, believing that In the end, although a saving of two or three cents on the box might be had, he would probably lose a cent or two on each pound of butter, which would not be a good Investment. The conver sation drifted Into the quality of goods heretofore sent to England from our American market as a representative of the quality of both butter and cheese made in this country. Of course filled cheese came In for discussion, as it always does in that direction, showing that the quality of cheese sent over there as full cream cheese, being filled or sophisticated with lard, had done more to degrade the reputation of American cheese than any one thing and that the dealers over there take advantage ot that, and whenever they find a bad lot either of English or Canadian cheese, they label it Ameri can and mark it at low prices, and refer their customers to the fact that they cannot get good cheese from America, and these are a fair sample of the goods. It is so in the butter line. We have been sending over to a largo extent nothing but low grade butter that would sell there possibly for a cent a pound profit more in pro portion than the better grades, and the English dealers had come to be lieve that they could -get no good but ter in this country: but now that a change has been made it rests en tlrely with the dealers and shippers on this side to build up and sustain a rep utation for high class goods in the English markets that will stand us in good stead not only at present but in the future. Take for example the Dan ish dairy industry; it is fostered by the government and in such a way that the maker or manufacturer who does not come up to the requirements of grade, both in regard to the butter itself and the method of packing, that he loses caste at once, and not only that, but he loses money at the same time. This is a. most effectual way of curing either shippers or manufactur ers of careless or slovenly ways. So with exporting dairy products from this country. Now that we have got ten rid of the filled cheese question, and it must go forward labeled so that the people who buy it will know what they are buying, the butter ques tion come3 to the front more exten sively than ever before, and the quality that we send forward will determine the extent of the market which Amer ican butter will obtain in England. Standard Varieties of Chickens. Minorcas This variety of fowls be long to the Mediterranean class, and they are placed next to the Leghorns in laying qualities. They are in appear ance very similar to the Leghorn. Their general outline is, in fact, that of the latter, but of more length of body and heavier in mold. Indeed, they are the only variety of the Mediterranean class :-2" ; vt - . w . V v,r- f 'J 1 i '"life BLACK MINORCA COCKEHZL. that has a g'-ven v-ight, which ap proaches that of the Wyandotte, being only one-half pound lighter than tho last named. Tha origin of tho Minor ca, like that of do many others of our profitable poultry, Is much in doubt. Some are of the opinion that they or iginally came from Minorca, an island In the Mediterranean Sea, one of the Balearic Isles, while others contend they are a variety of the Black Spanish. Be that as it may, they aro one of the most profitable breeds of poultry for the farm that Is known. For table purposes they are good, the flesh being white, or light colored.and fine grained. Their chief property is their egg pro duction. They aro non-sitters, and year-around layers. As winter liyers they are exceptionally good when kept under fairly favorable circumstances. While the Leghorn surpasses them In the number of eggs laid, the Minorca's eggs are larger, and equal the output in bulk. Their eggs are white, and aver ago eight to the pound. They lay from rwelv to fiftepn dozen a year. For farm purposes they are especially pro fitable. Being of an active, restless disposition, they keep In splendid con dition and make good foragers. For suburban poultry keeping they are very practical birds, and net good results to the keeper. They are hardy, easily raised, and mature quickly Selllnc Kane Cattle. Live Stock Report, of Chicago, says Despite the fact thai we are into the middle of August and have reached the time when range cattle are ordinarily hard and fat enough for the eastern shipper and exporter as well as the dressed beef man, this year's arrivals thus far have been greatly disappoint ing in the matter of flesh and condi tion, and even the local slaughterers are not trying to buy them with any alacrity. They are remarkably soft and consequently shrink heavily en route, some shippers saying in fact that they hardly recognize their cattle as the same bunch they loaded. Ot course as the season advances this con dition of affairs will improve, but so general is the complaint of poor flesh and condition all over the range coun try it now looks as though receipts at market would be uuprecedentedly small until tho 10th or 15th of September Where In ordinary years killers would take a whole tralnload of one brand this year they hardly want to buy more than three or four cars, so fear ful are they of the way the stock Is going to kill out. Such cattle as have been good enough to bring say ?3.85 or better have sold fairly readily, but those which will be noted as selling under that figure have sold slowly, the very excellent condition of southern gra3s cattle this year largely account ing for this. Killers can get these latter at J3.40 to $3.65, and being smaller boned than the westerns, they kill out more satisfactorily, and thus can be handled more profitably than rangers costing the same figure. The killers are acting toward range cattle much the same as the lover of water melon does toward that fruit when it first appears on the market wants to see the inside of it before he pur chases. Since in the meantime the condition cf range cattle unfits them for eastern or export buyers and there is thus practically no competition for them on this market we advise ship pers who are tributary to the South Omaha or Denver market to go there with their cattle. At those points both fat and feeder stock is in demand. Oma ha is particularly well situated at pres ent for handling these northwestern rangers, as she is a great distributing point for feeders and is increasing her beef slaughtering as well. Another and important point in her favor Is the recently established joint rate covering stock cattle over the N. P. and C, M. & St. P. roads. We, of course, have no desire to say anything against one market to benefit another, but we think It only just to the shipper to ad vise him of our opinion as regards the most advantageous point for the dis posal of his stock cattle. Every farmer should have wax, thread and needles handy. It is time well employed. Kuropean F.ggs. The Continent is the main source from which Great Britain draws the requisite quota of eggs to supplement the vast numbers of native eggs which are produced by farmers, cottagers and private persons who keep fowls throughout the Kingdom, says Cana dian Export Journal. The trade that has been opened with Canada for years past seems now to he established on a healthy basis. The greater portion of the shipments enter at Liverpool anu Glasgow, the reason being that it costs more to ship them to London aireci or forward them by rail from those pans than it does to consign them Btraight to their proper destination. Consider able supplies of eggs for imraeamw use are scattered over tho nortnern counties, where they realize fuller rates than if disposed of in London. u the metropolis the buy.ng is usu ally of a strongly dcpreclative char acter, with a very largo assortment always on band. There is some complaint among egg dertvrs in Liverpool as to the poor as sistance given them by shippers. No fewer than 1,144,022,440 eggs, of tne value of $14,807,530, were iwported by England during the first nine months of tho past year, and a large propor tion of these was entered at Liverpool. It is odd that the trade should allege that it Is not so well served by the shippers there as at other ports. A Liverpool correspondent of the "Lon don Grocer" asserts that numerous In stances of this can be quoted. About the end of November !ast a prominent Liverpool merchant was notified of the arrival of a consignment of Canadian eggs by a steamer which had arrived in the dock on Monday. On Thursday the eggs Vere sent for early in the morning. The carter waited a whole day without getting a load. The same thing occurred on Friday. On Satur day, after waiting until noon, the man went off to load from another vessel upon which a consignment of eggs had arrived meantime., There was net much regard shown for the fact thai eggs are of a perishable nature. It 1? interesting and instructive to note that twenty-four hours after this Canadian steamer had arrived in Liverpool a consignment of eggs was sV'.pped at Hamburg, discharged at Grimsby, plac ed on the railway there, and delivered in Liverpool, Birmingham, Wigan and other places in time for Saturday's market. According to "The Grocer," all this time the Canadian eggs which had arrived a full day previously in Liverpool were snugly ensconced iD the hold of the vessel lying alongside the quay. It is not particularly cred itable to those who ought to be fore most in fostering the trade to Liver pool to neglect the interests of such a large and growing branch of that trade. Canadian shippers of egg should make careful inquiry concern ing the prompt delivery of their ship ments. Great Britain imports nearly 130,000,000 dozen of eggs per annum. Canada cannot afford to neglect such a market. Veter'nary "Receipts." The administration of medicines Is Invariably the business of the attendant or nurse, and it is essential that it bo properly ierformed, says Mark Lane Express. When the sick animal is at tended by a veterinary surgeon he both prescribes and supplies the medicine, like the country doctor and the cheap medical practitioner in the towns, and for similar reasons. The profession has not yet attained to the dignity of the written prescription, to be dis pensed in elegant form by the proprie tor of the nearest pharmacy, and prob ably will not do so for many years to come, or not until the stock-owning' public have been educated up to the proper appreciation of the part played in treatment by the recipe, and is will ing to pay fairly for attendance and ad vice. At present the owner that is, the average stock-owner Is apt to rate the value ot the professional attend ant's time at so much per mile by the time spent at the case, or something he does to it, and he always rates It very low. He has strong objections to pay ing for "advice," notwithstanding it might be more valuable than drugs, and while he will part cheerfully for any number of drinks, balls and pow ders, which, likely enough, the animal would be quite as well without, ho grumbles consumedly at paying for what he calls "just looking at it." If a prescription were written, to be tak en for dispensing to the chemist, the vet. knows that the owner would em ploy it. to his exclusion, in the next case of a similar character, and wouM probably also supply his neighbors with a copy, who would use it in what they rightly or wrongly conceived to be sim ilar disorders. One of the Impossible Things. One thing about the ration business. I have found out for certain that you can't find a ration that will be a "beat" one for every hen in the flock. I never raised a flock of thirty pullets that were all equally good layers and that could be fed together on a ration adapt ed to bring equally good results, and I don't believe any one else ever did. The laying hen, like the milking cow, must have a better ration than the idle hen or cow, to keep In condition to do her best, and, while you are doing that, the ones not laying often become too fat to be good layers and too lazy to scratch. If you reduce the ration to suit their case, the layer stops, and she Is right. N. L. Cotton, in Inland Poul try. Good or Bad Farming Secretary Mohler of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture says: I state a fact of which I have personal knowledge, that In the same neighborhood, and under the same weather and soil condi tions one farmer has a yield of forty bushels of corn per acre, whili his neighbor has less than fifteen bushels, the difference in the ref-ult being wholly due to a difference In farming. Ex. Rheumatism and Kidney Trouble. THE RESULT OF SLEEPINO WITHOUT SHELTER AND DRINKING ALKALI WATER. Ont of the C.ratltude of ills Heart, Mr. John McMillan Tells a Reportor How Jlo was Cured Of Most 'l'errihle Mufferlng. From the Capital, St. John, Kunsan. ' Your correspondent In un Interview wflb Mr. John McMillan, who redden at Kt. John, KanBas, elicited the following information concerning the wonderful curntivo proper ties contained in Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Mr. McMillan fiai.l : "In the fall of 1HH4, 1 with another man, decided upon a hunting expedition into the Indian Territory. Accordingly we started south late in the fall. The weather won damp and cold, anil we were compelled to deep on the ground with nothing but a tent r ..... .n fl'lm a-w nntoirp rn.mlad with IU1 U.UkUI.UUUi "--'" - 1 the Lad water, which in that country con tains a great quantity of alkali and gypsum, caused nie to contract a bad case of kidney trouble and rheumatism, something I bad never known before. After remaining in the Territory for several months and con tinuing to grow worse, I concluded the ltet thing for me to do was to come home, which I proceeded to do. But after returning I seemed to get no better, if anythingworse. "I tried several remedies without avail. My nights were spent in sleHplossuesH nnd misery, and I became convinced that I must have help immediately. Homoone told me the benefit they had derived from Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and I determined to give them a trial, which 1 did, and I can truthfully assert to you Hint tneir ucuuu was magical. From the first dose 1 com menced improving and 'twas but a short time until all pain had left me, and I felt entirely well. What is more, I have never had a recurrence of niy trouble from the time of my recovery until the present time. I can certainly recommend Dr. Williams' Pink Pills as one of the best medicines on the market, if not the best." In conclusion Mr. McMillan asked us if we intended making his statement public, and upon our affirmative reply he remarked that he was perfectly ratisfied, as ln had often contemplated doing so himself, us he considered it a duty he owed to suM'ring humanity. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in a condensed form, all the elements neco-isary to give now life and richness to the blood and restore shattered nerves. They nre an unfailing specific for such diseases as loco motor ataxia, partial paralysis, St. Vitus' dance, sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous headache, the after effect of la grippe, palpitation of the heart, pale and sallow complexions, all forms of weakness either in male or feuinle. Pink Pills nre sold by oil dealers, or will be sent post paid on receipt of price, 50 cents a box or nix boxes for PJ.iit, by addressing Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, Schenectady. N. V. Liberality consists less in piving- pro fusely than in giving judiciously. Don't Tobaoca Spit ani Smoke lonr Life Awijr. To quit tobacco oasily and forever. !e id:ir netic. full of lifo, nervo and vigor, taUo No-To-Uac, tho wonder-worker, that makes weak men strong. All dniiipslii, 50o or $1. t'uro gu.irmi teed. Booklet and sample free. Address Sid ing Keniedy Co., Oliicapo or New York. Glaiovv has a population of nearly one million and has only 4!4 doctors. Piso's Cure for Cousuniption is the only couph medieine used in my house. D. C. AIbriglit,Milliinburg, Pa., Dec. 11, '!).r. Did anyone ever know of a railroad engineer who died a natural death'? Hra. Wlnslows (tooth Ins; Syrup For chllclrf n tthlnif.jfteni the -um.rcdires Inflam atiou, allay psiu, cures wind eulic. Hi cenu a bottle, A reformer is always ready to lititen to reason if there is any money in it. , To Care Constipation Forever. Tnke Cascarets Candy Cathartic. 10a or 25c. If C. C. C. lall to cure, druggists refund money. In the fashionable thorough fares on the south side of Chicago dogs have) been warned to keep off the lawns ami Paris green, strychnine and cyanide of of potassium have been put out for the ;onsumption of predatory curs. A Question Answered. The State Board of Nebraska re cently sent out circulars to the farmers of the state, asking the question: "Does farming pay?" The following letter reproduced from the September num ber of "The Corn Belt" would seem to answer the question pretty effectively: Seward, Neb., Aug. 25, 1S97. To the Editor of the Corn Belt: I landed in Seward County Nov. 22, 1868, from Pennsylvania, overland with a team and wagon and about ?800 in money. I now have 400 acres of well improved land within sight of the county seat, unencumbered, worth $20, 000. I also have 30 head of horses, 35 head of thoroughbred Hereford cattle and 100 head of thoroughbred Poland China hogs, some S or 10 of them cost ing me $110 each. I also have city prop erty to the amount of over $3,000, and some $3,000 or more of personal prop erty, besides several thousand bushels of corn and gram. I have made it a point to feed all I raise. I do not be lieve I have sold over a thousand bushels of corn since I have lived in the sta'e. While we have had a few short crops, we have never had a total failure. I am well pleased with farm ing in Nebraska and would advise all my friends to cast their lot with ua. Yours very truly, Levi Hofer. Our idea of a good time would be to go to Europe and get killed in an ava lanche while making a tour of the Alps, It is a shame for a man to rest in ig norance ot tne structure oi nis own body, especially when the knowledge of it mostly conduces to his welfare nnd directs the application of his own powers, What has become of the old fashion id man who took all his children to a funeral and 'made them look at the corpse as a warning. , Corn meal poultices are too heavy in cases where there is great tenderness Flax seed and slippery elm should be used instead. The difference between "bad-1 and ..good" times does not amount to fya per cent. People who are young and fat and prosperous, wonder why the old and unfortunate are not more patient. If you can talk a railroad man into anything, he is not a good railroad Since the people seem determined lo tell us funny stories on the street, will they please make them short? V'e will be sincerely obliged to them if they will come to the point at onee, without unnecessary details.