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Vfcnportaitce' of Savin*? Nitrogen la * the Soil. One thing we feel inclined to talk kbout every year is the mistake of let ting cornfields or other cultivated ground remain bare through the fall and winter. A considerable loss of f nitrogen results from this practice. After the summer crop is taken off the processes of nitrification go on in the soil, especially if stable manure has been used. Nitrification means the * process by which nitrogen is made i soluble or available. When made over hit.) this form it is quite easily wash ed out of the soil and lost. When soil i; i t bare after harvest considerable !o wiil occur in this way, but when so • living crop is growing on the ui : ! his new crop will obtain most ~oi ie nitrogen and save it for us. j 1 nitrogen problem is the most im l .it thing on our farms. We must I ; It In one form or another, and it is c;; niiy struggling to get away from V> . t is the part of good farming to c;. 'an ! save all we can. If noth in else can be done, sow rye on all bar? lauds. If you cannot plow, bar row and seed. There are some excep tions to this. One is where the sod is filled with Av**te grubs. Iu that case it is better not to seed, but to plow and keep the surface well stirred through fall and early in spring. The constant cultivation is the best method of fighting these insects.—Rural New Yorker. PURE WATER. A Fllterin*? Device and Storagre Sys tem Combined. In this day and age, when sanitary conditions are of the first importance, when everybody wants the sweetest, pleasantest and as nearly pure water as it is possible to obtain for domestic use, it does seem to me strange that so many ill devised filters are in use. writes a contributor to Farm and Fire side. I know that most methods ciu- II (* S yir I I i "un'-mn; CISTERN FILTER. ployed are failures in that they permit too much foreign matter to be carried into the cistern to decay and become filthy. So from knowledge gained from ac tual experience I decided that the proper thing would be to keep the dirt out of the cistern, where it can be removed; to have a filter that can be renewed easily and without dis turbing the water in the cistern. So I made an experiment which has proved a success. In digging a cis tern dig deep in the ground and arch well underground, closing in arch to receive a two foot sewer tile to form neck, which can easily be closed against insects and toads. By the side of the big cistern dig a little filtering ’ cistern, one that will hold from twelve to fifteen barrels. Wall, arch and ce ment same as large cistern, except in the center of the bottom, which should be slightly basin shaped; dig and ce ment a hole large enough and deep * enough to receive a bucket that will hold five or six gallons or more. Have the bottom of the bucket perforated with small holes. Have a strong bail to the bucket by which to lift it out. Have a strong flange around the out side close to the top as can be to rest tight ou the bottom of filtering cistern around the top of the hole. Can make water tight by resting flange on pack ing. If bucket is not good and strong it will be well to place rest under the bottom, as there will be a very heavy pressure on it when the filtering cis tern is full. From the bottom of the hole under the bucket connect filter With cistern by means of a three inch sewer tile thoroughly cemented in. Fill the bucket with pounded brick, charcoal or slate packed in clean wash ed sand; it can be made to run through very slowly, thoroughly straining the water. After packing bucket and be fore setting It in hole run water through to wash all sediment out. Farm Cleaning. The cleaning up of hedgerows of worthless bushes and dead or dying trees, or trees that are worthless ex cepting as fuel, pays in improving the looks of the farm if not in immediate cash returns, and when this has been done there will be' many other jobs about the gates, fences and walls that ♦an be found by any one who is look ing for them. Cutting down or dig ging of weeds around the buildings and the edges of cultivated fields helps much to remove the neglected and “abandoned farm” appearance of a place and gives it an up to date look that makes it more pleasant to occupy as well as more valuable if it is put pn the market—American Cultivator. Curing Sorglium. A week or ten days of drying weath er will reduce the weight of the sor ghum about two-thirds. In othe’* Words, a crop that would weigh twen ty tons per acre at the time of cutting Would in favorable weather reduce in Weight down to six or seven tons. A lighter crop would even shrink mor A because Its drying out would be more complete. It is then ready to be put In shock.—lowa Homestead. PHILANTHROPY IN 1904. Of 940,206,080 lleMtoTved In Clinrlt> Carnegie Gave Nearly One-fourth. While the donations of 1904 by actual gift and bequest to charity, religious and educational institutions, libraries, museums, galleries and municipal bet terments have fallen off considerably, being but $4(1.290,980 as compared with $76,934,978 in 1903, $77,397,107 in 1902 and $123,888,732 in 1901, the record breaking year, the total amount re mains large, says a Chicago dispatch. The decrease is partly accounted for by the abatement of Mr. Carnegie’s li brary fervoi and by much smaller amounts given by multimillionaires. The total given above includes only such donations or bequests as have been published. Of the total amount for the year the donations are $2G,G09,- 807 and the bequests $25,660,173. These sums have been divided as follows: To charities, $10,752,278; to religious en terprises, $5,842,890; to museums and art galleries. SS.)S.<: 9; to libraries, sl,- 641,3C0; to educational institutions, $21,235,452. Mr. Carnegie’s share in the benefi cence has been $11,213,230, or *bout a fourth. lie has given for libraries $259,- 860. To educational institutions Mr. Carnegie has given as follows: Educa tional alliance, $25,000; Atlanta univer sity, $25,000; Dickinson college, $50,- 000; for a manual training school at Boston, $540,000; Clark university, $100,000; Kemper college, $50,000; Mount Holyoke seminary, $50,000; Pittsburg Carnegie institute, $5,000,000. For miscellaneous purposes: Church or gans, $7,370; New York Legal Aid so ciety, $1,000; charities, $80,000; Arbi tration league, $5,000; Hero fund, $5,- 000,000. Mr. Rockefeller’s beneficences have amounted to $1,461,000, as follows: Dennison college, $100,000; Brown uni versity, $5,000; University of Chicago, $305,000; religious institutions, $51,000; charities, $1,000,000. Dr. D. K. Pearson has given $225,- OCO. Ninety-six colleges have shared in the donation of $21,235,452. TESLA’S PLAN TO WIRE MARS Electrician DesiarniiiST Oscillator to Brins' Planets Near Us. “Hello, Mars!” “Hello, Venus! Is that you?” This is what Nikola Tesla says is possible iu the near future. He announces in the Electrical World and Engineer that he is designing an oscillator with a maximum activity of 10,000,000 horsepower with which he can telephone or telegraph to Mars or Venus. “And this machine I am building,” says Mr. Tesla, “is but a plaything, just enough to throw this planet into feeble tremors by sign an U word—to telegraph and to telephone.” He declares he is designing an os cillator which will drive through the earth a current of 100,000,000 volts and deliver energy at the rate of 1,000,000,- 000 horsepower—a hundred falls of Niagara combined in one—striking the universe with blows, blows that will wake from their slumber the sleepiest electricians, if there be ai.y, on Venus or Mars. “It is not a dream; it is a simple fact of scientific electrical engineering, only expensive-blind, faint hearted, doubt ing world.” Mr. Tesla also announces that he has Invented a “telantomatie” torpedo which can be directed at will from a distance much greater than the range of the largest gun with unerring pre cision upon the object to be destroyed. “The operator will not need to set the infernal engine or even know its location, and the enemy will be unable to interfere in the slightest with its movements by any electrical means,” says Mr. Tesla. One of these “devil telantomata,” he says, will soon be constructed, and if adopted by the great governments of the world it will stop the building of battleships and put forts out of busi ness. Mr. Tesla says also he is at work on designs for a plant which is to transmit iO,OOO horsepower without wires. INDIAN GIRL’S AMBITION. She Studies Law to Champion Cause of Her Race In Courts. To be the first Indian woman to study law is the ambition of Miss Lau ra M. Cornelius, who is now in Los Angeles, Cal., getting ready to enter the law department of Stanford uni versity, says a special dispatch from Los Angeles to the Chicago Inter Ocean. With that end in view, she has resigned her position as a teacher in the Sherman Indian school. She is the Oneida girl who, when the Warner’s ranch Indians would have risen in insurrection against the order for their removal, went among them, c cultured woman of the world, and led them, peaceably and sadly, to the home of their exile. With a true Indian hatred of noto riety, she insists that she is studying law for no other purpose than to learn something. But to her inner circle of friends she has confided a heroic pur pose in taking up Blackstone. She wants to learn law in order that •he may go from tribe to tribe teaching her pathetic people their rights under the white man’s law and championing their cause in the courts and at Wash ington. Georgia Univerait-y’a Jefferson Bible. Senator A. O. Bacon of Georgia re cently presented to the University of Georgia a copy of the famous Jeffer son Bible, a compilation of the moral teachings of Jesus, as prepared by Thomas Jefferson himself, says the At lanta Constitution. The book Is at tracting a great deal of attention, and many have been to the university II- | brory to see a copy of the book. , A TALL TIGER. The Way the Sleek Brute Impressed an Excited Frenchman. Tigers are impressive creatures, es pecially when one meets them in the forest George Maxwell writes of them: “There is little doubt that al most every one has a peculiar sensa tion of the almost godlike beauty, pow er, activity and strength of a tiger. A tiger will overawe and make conscious bf his inferiority a mau who would be unalfected by the bulk of an elephant. The feeling is, however, elusive of de scription, and I can perhaps best ex plain it in the Avords of a most charm ing French gentleman who was once manager of a great tin mining com pany in Perak. We had just finished lunch when he entered in a state of tremendous excitement. Walking alone and unarmed along an unfrequented bridle path through the forest, he had walked almost on to a tiger. “He gave us a most vivid narrative of the encounter— lioav the tiger had been lying down concealed in some long lalang grass beside the path; how he A\ r as within ten yards of it before he saw it; how then it rose and looked at him; how it yawned at him; how it then walked slowly across the path in front of him and then stopped and looked at him, again yaAvning, and lioav it then deliberately walked away into the forest, whose depths finally hid it from vieAV. “Someone asked the Frenchman whether it was a big tiger. lie an swered: ‘Well, messieurs, I cannot say if he is a big tiger. My eyes see that he is big, but I cannot say lioav big I see him to be. and if I say how big it is perhaps that I tell you a lie. But T can tell you, messieurs, how big I feel him to be. and I can tell you the truth. When ho is standing there in front of me I tell you that I feel he is not less than thir-r-ty feet high.’ ’’—Exchange. Finished Product. Mrs. Upmore (at bench show)—Look at that bulldog! Isn’t he the most hideous and repulsive creature you ever saw? Mr. TTpmore (dog fancier)— You bet he is! He’s a beauty!—Chi cago Tribune. Sadden Hope. Tiresome Caller (after a long pause) —At our club meeting the other day I made a move— Miss Sharp (Avith sud den animation)—Oh, Mr. Boreit, can you ? —Ba 1 timore A merican. Her Ambition. Elsie (aged five)—l do hope some Dutchman will marry me when T groAv np. Aunt Mary—Why, dear? Elsie— ’Cause I AA’ant to be a duchess. The word “Jew,” strictly speaking, means a member of the tribe of Judah- Oeriuan Syrup We want to impress on our readers that Boschee’s German Syrup is positively the only preparation on the market today that does relieve and cure consumption. It contains the specifice. such a:> pjre tar. ex tracts of "uni, etc, etc., which have been so highly endorsed for the cure of coughs, colds and consumption by the great medical congresses. The consumptive, whether his disease is in the throat or lungs, must have rest at night, and be free from the spasm of dry and racking cougu in the morning. The diseased. parts want rest, healing and soothing tseatment, and the patient needs fresh air, good food, etc, German Syrup will give free and easy ex pectoration in the morni jg with speedy and permanont relief, Smal bottles 25 cents; regular size, con taining nearly four times as much, 75 cents. At Frost & Spies. FOIEYSHONEY™>TAR Cures Coids; Prevents Pneumonia Sold by Q. W. Frost. Wanted; by Chicago wholesale and mail order house, assistant manager (man or woman) for this county and adjoining territory. Salary S2O and expenses paid week ly; expense money advanced, Work pleasant; position permanent. No investment or experience required. Spare time valuable. Write at once for full particulars and enclose self addressed envelope. SUPERIN TENDENT, 132 Lake St. Chicago, 111, When you want anything in the line of job printing The limes can supply your wants in first-class shape. A Card We, the undersigned, do hereby agree to refund the money on a 50- cent bottle of Green’s Warranted Syrup of Tar if P fails to cure your cough or cold A T e also guarantee a 25-cent botile to prove satisfact ory or money refunded. Fox Bros, FOLEYSHONEY^TAR for childrens safe, sure, No opiates Sold by Q. W. Frost. A MAN OF LETTERS. ~ Rare Brevity and Beauty of Lincoln’* More Notable Addresses. Nothing would have amazed Mr. Lincoln more than to hear himself called a man of letters, and yet it would be hard to find in all literature anything to excel the brevity and beau ty of his address at Gettysburg or the lofty grandeur of his second inaugural. In Europe his style has been called a model for the study and imitation 6f princes, while in our own country many of his phrases have already pass ed into the daily speech of mankind. His gift of putting things simply and clearly was partly the habit of his own clear mind and partly the result of the training he gave himself in days of boyish poverty, when paper and ink were luxuries almost beyond his reach and the words he wished to set down must be the best words and the clear est and shortest to express the ideas he had in view. This training of thought before expression, of knowing exactly what he wished to say before saying it, stood him in good stead all his life, but only the mind of a great man with a lofty soul and a poet’s vision, one who had suffered deeply and felt keenly, who carried the bur den of a nation on his heart, whose sympathies were as broad and whose kindness was as great as his moral purpose was strong and firm, could have written the deep, forceful, con vincing words that fell from his pen in the later years of his life. It was the life he lived, the noble aim that upheld him, as well as the genius with which he was born, that made him one of the greatest writers of our time.— Helen Nicoiay in St. Nicholas. Sweetest of All. Outlate—l tell you, I enjoyed the sleep I got this morning. Fogey—Sci entists say it’s the sleep you get be fore midnight that does you the most good. Outlate—That may be, but it’s the sleep I get after I’m called in the morning that makes me feel good.— Philadelphia Press. A Quick Cure. “How did Mrs. Getthere contrive to break her husband of smoking?” “She wouldn’t allow any cigars in the house except what she bought her self, and he had to smoke them to avoid hurting her feelings.”—Baltimore American. RcuMOnahle. Father (after a long search for a book) —Well, here it is. I wonder why one always finds a thing in the last place in which one hunts? Son—l ex pect it's because when we find what we are looking for wo stop hunting. Chance For a Laugh. Aspirant—What do you think of my little poem, “He Always Refused to Smile?” Editor—Well, I think if yon had given him the poem to read you would have broken the spell. Jnju Worshiper*. The Aro tribe, inhabitants of south ern Nigeria, worship the “Long Juju.” This is a jealously guarded circular pool of water to which sacrifices of bu* man beings and animals are made* Each house has also its own private •Juju.” The boys of this tribe on reach ing a certain age are put through va rious tests of physical endurance, one of which is to run twice round the town, about four miles, without stoi> ping. Ill* Had Day. “I was surprised,” said the Rev. Mr. Goodman sternly, “to see you playing (To lf last Sabbath. I' should, think you’d do better”— “Oh,” replied Hardense, “I usually do. I was in wretched form last Sun day —Ph 11 adelphi n Press. j HOLLISTER'S Rocky Mountain Tea Nuggets A Busy Medioine for Busy People. Brings Golden Health and Renewed Vigor. A specific for Constipation, Indigestion, Live and Kidney Troubles, Pimples, Eczema, Impure Blood, Bad Breath, Sluggish Bowels, Headache and Backache. It’s Rocky Mountain Tea in tab let form, 35 cents a box. 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