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THE COMING OF MISS MARY.
I never see de sunshine In all de worF so bright; But ’long come sweet Miss Mary, En I know what make de light! He gyarden—be des primpin’ In all he Sunday cloze; But ’long come sweet Miss Mary, En .1 knew how come de rose! De night come up de hillside— Let down de evenin’ bars; But ’long comes sweet Miss Mary, En I know what make de staral Bekaze she des so purty, De worl’, Cum eas’ ter wes\ Tell sky, en star, en sunshine— “ You better look yo’ bes’l” —Atlanta Constitution. SILENT SAM. ET was a strange conglomeration of humanity that occupied the mining camp In Rocky Gulch. Prospectors and adventurers from all parts of the globe were there assembled. There was Red Mike; there was Baldy Slick, who had made and lost fortunes at the card tables; there was Ccyote Pete, who had 'ircspected in every gold field upon the face of the globe, there was Silent Sam, so called because of his disinclination to join in conversation; and Talkative Bob, who received his appelation for a dissimilar reason; there was St. Louis Joe, who dispensed liquor to the min ers; and Tipsy Tim, whose sole ambi tion was to pan enough dust to keep himself in a chronic state of Intoxica tion. There were others, but among them all cy representative of the gen tler sex until Joe Hardy—Honest Joe, they dubbed him—drifted into the camp, accompanied by his brave young wife. Some way the camp seemed different after “Mrs. Joe” came. There may liavs t**en no less drinking, but there waf less brawling; there was perhaps just as much gambling, but there was less shooting; and when Joe’s baby came a wave of reformation actually swept through the camp. It became the custom to gatliet around Joe’s cabin every Sunday, anR the baby was gazed at with mingled awe and admiration. As months went hy Babe, as every one called her, de veloped cute and affectionate ways. •‘•YOU AUK As lIASHV AS A MOTIIKR.’ and sb.; was almost worshiped by those rough miners. There came a sad day for Rocky Gulch, however. Babe was ill. She lay upon her little bed, tossing her tiny arms and moaning plaintively. The miners knocked off work and gathered tn anxious groups a little distance from the cottage. St. Louis Joe closed his saloou tight, and declared not one drop w oulu the boys get till Babe got well. “Ain’t again’ ter hev some galoot git full and git a-shootln’ off bis gun an’ disturbing Babe,” he said. Half a dozen of the men remained up all night near the cottage, “to be on hand,” they said, “ef Joe wanted "any thing.” The second night Silent Sam offered to sit by Babe to “spell” Joe and his wife. His services were accepted, though Joe and his wife took turns sit ting up with him. “You are as handy as a mother,” re marked Mrs. Joe, after Sam bad been ministering to the little sufferer. Sam swallowed it big lump In bis throat two or three times before he re plied: “I had a little feller about Babe's age when I left home two year agoue.” “I should think you would want to go home to your family, Sam,” said Mrs. Joe; “they must miss you sadly.” "Me au’ the old woman had some words; that’s why I left,” said Sam. “Guess l was mostly to blame, though,” he added, “au' purty hasty.” “I’d go back,” said Mrs. Joe, softly. Babe didn't improve, and the anxiety of the community deepened day by day. At last one night, shortly after mid night. Joe came to the half-dozen men who still kept their nightly vigil near his cabin. They gathered around him. “Any cliuuge, Joe?” they eagerly In quired. Joe struggled some minutes to reply, and then with a great sob said: “Babe's gone,” and rushed past the group Into darkness. Every inhabitant of Rocky Gulch knew of Babe's death long before morning, and the most of them were gathered at a respectful distance from the cabin when Joe stepped to the door after sunrise. “Come in. boys, an’ see her,” he said, ar l one by one they filed past the peaceful figure which lay with a smile on the sweet, upturned face. "Its a cryin' shame." said Coyote Pete, "that the Babe can't hev a genu ine, first class funeral, but there ain't no show fer a spread in this hole.” "Ef there was time I'd go ter ’Frisco an' tote a casket In on my back.” sahl Bed Mike, "but there ain’t, so’s no use talkin’.” "Now. don’t ye fret,” said Baldy Slick. "Babe’s golu' ter bev a funeral, tlu like of which ain’t been seen in Noo York itself.” aud he unfolded his plan to the boys. Two of Baldy Slick’s tables were torn apa. t and a rude casket was construct ed of 'he boards. The inside was lined with a beautiful dry moss, gathered from the mountain side, the outside coated with fresh pitch, upon which was sprinkled gold dust, contributed by the willing miners. A grave was hollowed out in a pleas ant place near Joe’s cabin, and that, too. was lined with moss, upon which was sprinkled some of the dust. When the casket was taken to the bouse Jc* and his wife broke down completely. “O, it is so sweet!” said Mrs. Joe. “and It is so kind of you. We were trou bled to think that Babe could not hare a nice burial, and now this—thl9 ” And she could say no more. The services at the grave were dm- pie. Mrs. Joe had a Bible, and Silent Sam was asked to read a chapter. He did so, and then the little form was lowered Into the mossy bed prepared for It. One by one the men passed the open grave, tossing in their last offer ing to Babe, fresh blooming flowers leathered from the mountain side, and as they turned from the grave they each took Joe and his wife by the hand in silent sympathy. Silent Sam was the last to clasp their hands, and as he did so he said: “Good-by, Joe; good-by, Mrs. Joe. I’m going home to my little feller an’ the woman.”—Buffalo News. LIKE A SCENE FROM HADES. Traveler Comes on the Yandonx Dance in Depths of Haytian Forest. The night grows in round us again. As we top the next Incline a scream pierces upward to us. We push on. Now you can bear the short, sullet bark of the Vaudoux drum, and, ad' vaheing from behind a curtain of black trees, in which are netted stars and fine-flies, we come in sight of a great, red glow set In the heart of the forest. A group of negroes afe dancing round the fires; it is the wind-up of a three days-long Vaudoux orgie. Two days ago a black goat was sacrificed to the sacred snake, and the frenzy of the Worshipers is still unexhausted. There they are, screaming, writhing and Swaying, apparently blind to all out- Svard things. You reiu up your horse to watch. They take no heed of you, for they have no eyes in this remote and lonely spot save for their excesses. Here they are not afraid of interfer ence, not that interference is to be ex pected anywhere in the island, but here in these wild districts, cut off from civ ilization and the town by the slabby and unmanageable mud of the rainy season and by the oathless hills, they omit all precaution. Easily you can pick out the Mamalol. There she is in dirty white, bound round the waist with a red sash. Oppo site to her dances a large, fierce-eyed splay-footed negro. The fires, the pos turing black forms, the uncouth howls —it is like a scene from hades. You may be the bravest man in the world, hut when you recollect that the proba bilities are hugely in favor of these same people having sacrificed a child to their god at some date not too remote your hand goes creeping to your re volver. When you grow tired of watching, you turn and make a detour skirting the far edge of the clearing, aud finding the track again you pass through a de serted village, the Inhabitants of which are all at the Vaudoux dance. The fires, which the negro always keeps a light, still shine, mere little glow-worms, on the bare, brown earth. While upon the subject of child-sacri fice, let me state that, although there can be no doubt that at certain seasons of the year, and more particularly at Easter and Christmas, such sacrifices do most certainly take place, still, re gardless of what has been written upon the subject, I strenuously believe that no European, with the single exception of one, has ever actually been present on an occasion of the kind. The dead child sacrificially dismembered has fre quently been seen afterward, but thf actual ceremony excludes most r'gor ously all save the initiated. WHERE LIGHTNING KILLS. Five Persons in Every Million Liable to Be Struck Dead—Ohio’s Hard Luck. The weather bureau has issued a statement of damage to property and loss of life through lightning in the United States during nine years. It appears that 312 persons are an nually killed by lightning in this count rry, taking a fair average. The worst year was 181)3, when 420 Americans were destroyed in this way. In 1898 the mortality was 397. In nine years from 1889 to 1898, inclusive, five in ev ery million of the population were kill ed by lightning. The danger seems to be least in large cities. Farm hands furnished the most vic tims. Ohio Is the greatest sufferer, the death rate by lightning in that State being twenty-four In every hundred thousand persons of the farming class. The greatest proportion of fatal strokes is found in the Missouri Val ley, on the Great Plains and in tie Rocky Mountain region. In 1898. 1,800 buildings were damaged or destroyed by lightning. Involving a loss of sl,- 440,880. During the same year light ning killed live stock of a value of $48,- 257. Much damage might be avoided by grounding wires at intervals along barl>ed wire fences. So far as human beings are concern ed practically all the deaths occur from April September, the highest record being In June and July. Bridging of the Difficulty. A lady had issued invitations for a dinner of twelve, and on the morning of the appointed day, when conferring with her footman, she discovered that one of the twelve silver shell* in which scalloped oysters were to be served had been misplaced. Rigid search for the missing article having proved unavail ing the lady decided that, sooner than give up that course, she would simply decliue oysters when they were hand l'd to her, aud so the eleven shells would be sufficient. It happened that when the oysters wore served at dinner the hostess was engaged In a very animated conversa tion with some of her neighbors, and. forgetting her determination, she took one of the shells of oysters and set it before herself. If the servant’s heart fell In conster nation at this he gave no external sign of Jt. but. speaking in tones distinct though low. said respectfully: "Ex cuse me, madam, but you said I was to remind you that the doctor forbade you eating oysters."—London Tit-Bits. In the Wrong Place. A characteristic story of General Scott Is told in connection with the sword presented to him by the State of Louisiana, through the Legislature, at the close of the Mexican War. He was accosted cue day by a man who said. "General Scott. I had the honor of doing most of the work on the sword presented to you by the State of Louisiana. 1 should like to ask if it was just as you would have chosen.” “It’s a very fine sword, sir, a very fine sword Indeed," said the general. “I am proud to have It There is only one thing l should have preferred dif ferent. The Inscription should have been on the blade, sir. The scabbard may be taken from us. but the sword, never!” The sword cost about five hundred dollars, the principal expense being la the scabbard, which was richly chased and ornamented. It aanot be said that you are a wel come guest to some women unless your visit la referred to as “an oasis In a desert” SEE CHANGES COMING. RADICAL DIFFERENCE IN SKIRT PATTERNS PROBABLE. Dolly Varden Draperies May Win Gen eral Acceptance—Popular! ty of Modi fied Sailor Collars—Nio End of Variety in Bodice Finish. New York correspondence: OSSIBLY the pan nier will win gen eral acceptance. Suggestions of it have been in sight for months, and these have been fol lowed by gowns in which the earliei effects have been replaced by the real article. So far these gowns are more abundant among the displays of dressmakers and dress importers than they are on stylish women. Yet a few of them have been donned by women who spend money freely for their attire, and who are ever ready to welcome any thing in the dress line that is new. The appearance these newly arrived draperies make is not attractive when their becom ingness is considered. An uglier fash ion, unless it be the enormous hoops of forty years ago, never was. The experi mental forms of it are naturally not its more trying ones, yet they are had enough, their bunchiness bringing bulk where women generally have just decid ed on more natural and graceful outlines. So to shift to Dolly Varden draperies will mean a right-about. Therein is the dan- SELECTIONS FROM INCOMING FASHIONS. ger, because there is the point that may secure and hold the favorable attention of fashion leaders. That is, the gowns thus finished are unmistakably new. That means so much that positive hideousness may not count as a check. Autumn will be well under way before the outcome of the innovation can he foretold. Just now there is not only no more of this development than can be accounted for by freakish taste, but there seems no call for any of it. Skirts may be double, triple or trimmed in so many different ways that each wearer can select a meth od to suit her taste or figure. Of course, she ought always so to choose as to satis fy her ideas and set herself off nicely, but it isn’t ever thus. Were it other wise, instructive horrible examples would be lacking. So many styles are permit ted, however, that mistakes are more dreadful than usual, and this license is so pleasing fn its results that women should be reluctant again to join in a striking style so radically unlike its immediate predecessors as to dominate the entire field. When so much can be said of what is permitted in skirts, it might be expected that simplicity or some degree of uniformity would prevail in bodieees. Nothing of the sort exists. For every ac ceptance below the belt, there are ten above it. True, the bolero is present in impressively large numbers, but once the severely plain sorts that go with simple gov/ns are counted out, there isn’t the slightest danger of monotony in these jackets. Between the materials employ ed, the variations in cut indulged and the almost countless sorts of trimmings and schemes for applying it, a woman with half an idea of her own in her noddle need not scheme very deeply to conhive a jacket or an effect that shall possess THREE MORE FROM A LONG NEW' LIST. both originality and individuality. That mesas distinction, and that is what ev ery woman strive* for who has a desire to appear stylish. Then of other bodice finish there is no end. The seven gowns that appear in the ac companying illustrations were models set tor fine dressers and they illustrate as weii as any seven could the varied beau ties of incoming style*. Hundreds of handsome dresses wouldn’t tell the whole story. Brief octilae of their details will artist has tea*. As gown of the small picture was white foulard figured In lav ender. Yoke, collar and fichu wer white mull with trimming of lace in points and point this fact even more plainly than the insertions. Black velvet supplied the belt. This fichu arrangement is worth consideration. Fichus are newer than boleros, more dressy than the simple jacket finish and more easily contrived. Delicacy must be their characteristic. In the second picture the gown at the left displayed another feature of bodice elab oration that is abundant. This was its modified sailor collar, which was fine duchess lace. Two bands of this lace trimmed the skirt near the hem, but the feature that dominated the skirt adorn ments was the pair of cream satin sash ends embroidered in pale pink and green silk floss. Sailor collars more or less modified in form and in a wide range of materials are plentiful, and more or less of skirt trimmiug to match is a de sirable, though not an essential, accom paniment. In the gown next this a sailor collar effect was outlined by narrow black velvet run through its edge, and was not matched in the skirt. Pink organdie was the goo(|s here. It was over white silk, and w'as 1 combined with all-over embroid ery run with the velvet. Compared with these .wo the remaining linen dress of this trio was simple, yet it was quite different from what is generally classed as simple in linens. It was white, and its trimmings were folds of scarlet duck and bands of red and white braid. Bought ns new designs, such gowns are away up in price, but the average dressmaker ca*r copy them reasonably. Dotted fabrics are abundant in the summery stuffs, and come in for as much trimming as do plain goods. In the con cluding picture is shown a gown of white Swiss sprinkled with pale blue silk dots and made over light blue surah. Its trim mings were embroidery in light blue silk floss, black Chantilly and black velvet for belt and bows. The dash of black for a light gown is an old fancy that holds well. A genuinely simple dress was next this. It is linen colored pongee and had a stitched belt of the goods and a row ot pearl buttons that counted as trimming. Its bodice bloused frankly, and this ar rangement is still fashionable, though the belt must dip positively. The dress re maining was a combination of silk and cloth. White taffeta-surah gave its skirt, and was embroidered at the knees with gilt threads. The rest was dove gray nun’s veiling, and white mingled with the gilt of its embroidery. These cloth and silk combinations are being pushed for early fall wear, but are not being accepted so cordially as their beau ty would seem to warrant. The light weight cloths of to-day are delightfully fine of texture, fit in every way for mat ing with silks, and the combination presents a wide field for ingenuity in the finish. Yet women are slow in adopting them, though fashion leaders give their indorsement. Copyright, 1900. Merely Conversational. A young man, to make conversation, said at a garden party to a young girl whom he had just met "My first name is a strange one. It begins with A. I bet you can’t guess it.” “I shan’t try.” said the girl. “I have a strange first name myself. It’s Oleada.” The young man marveled over Oleda. asked where it came from and what it meant. “Oh, I don’t know,” the girl said. “I’d have to ask my mother to find out. I’d be ashamed to do that. It would look so foolish! What is your first name?” “Mine Is Araba,” said the youth. She laughed heartily at Araba. “Oh. Ar aba!’’ she cried. "Isn’t that terrible? I never heard of such a name. Where did you get it?” The young man said: “Read your Old Testament. Araba was hot stuff. King of the Golushgo lites. Slew all the tribe of *be O’Hool*. bans.”- Philadelphia Record. In Iceland men and women are In every respect political equals. The na tion, which numbers about 70,000 peo ple, is governed by representatives elected by men and women. The ancient Israelites seldom entered upon a prophetless expedition. Vacuum Cow Milker. The invention here shown relates to a machine by which cows can be more rapidly milked than by the old method, and the apparatus is adapted to be read ily changed from one can to another. By fitting the cover tightly on a can an air-tight space is made in the in terior the only opening being through the milking tube and into the exhaust *% MACHINE Foil MII.KINO COWS. apparatus. The four rubber cups are attached to the teats of the cow, and the air is exhausted from the interior of the can. This produces a vacuum and causes the rubber cups to take hold on the teats. The interior arrangement of the cup expands the teat aud does not shut off the flow' of milk. As the vacuum increases inside the can it starts the flow of milk, and a steady stream is maintained from each teat until the supply is exhausted. An in dicating gauge is attached to the cover to show the amount of air exhausted from the can. W. 11. Thatcher and X. W. Hussey, of Oskaloosa, lowa, are the inventors of this machine. Importance of Late Crop*. If farmers will consider that from one to three tons of cured provender may be grown on an acre, aud they will take advantage of the summer season for so doing, they can greatly enlarge their capacity for feeding stock during win ter. Hungarian grass is a crop that grows more rapidly than millet, aud it Is one of the most efficient weed de stroyers known, even the Canada thistle being unable to make headway against it. As it soon reaches the cutting stage of growth it will afford two or more mowings, which will destroy any weeds that have the ability to compete with the crop. The stubble remaining over serves to protect the soil during the winter. Rape may also be cut two or three times, but requires good laud. The rule is to turn sheep on the rape, using hurdles, and make a profit on the mutton. Cow-peas equal clover as a hay crop. The plants also benefit the soil by storing nitrogen therein. Many advise the growiug of cow-peas as a green manurial crop entirely, but it is more profitable to mow and cure for hay, as the manure will return to the soil that portion not shipped to market in the forms of meat, milk or butter. The cow-pea shades the land complete ly when broadcasted and provides fa vorable conditions for the recuperation of the soil. Whether for hay or for plowing under any of the crops men tioned the farmer should not permit his growing corn to take the whole of his time from the summer crops. Support for Tomatoes. Tomatoes need a benchlike support, so that the vines can spread out to the sun and air and yet be held up from WIRE XETTIXG SUTPORT *'OR TOMATOES. the ground, says the Farm Journal. An excellent plan is shown in the cut. A low, woollen support Like that shown is placed at intervals of eight feet along the row, and across the top is stretched two strips of twelve-inch wire poultry netting, leaving space between for plants to grow up through. Measnrinjs a Tree. Supposing a woodchopper in the Maine rorest is told to get out a mast for a yacht. He knows that he must find a tree which is straight for sixty feet below the branches. It would be very troublesome to climb trees and measure them with a tape measure, so he, without knowing it, uses practical trigonometry. He measures off sixty feet in a straight line from the tree, and then he cuts a pole, which, when upright in the ground, is exactly as tall as himself. This he plants in the earth his own length from the end of his sixty feet. For example, if he is six feet tall, he plants his six-foot pole fifty-four feet from the tree. Then he lies down on his back, with his head at the end of the line and his feet touching the pole, and sights over the top of it. He knows that where his eyes touch the tree is almost exactly sixty feet from the ground.—Weekly Bonquet. A Perfect Winter Wheat. Up-to-date Fanning tells what a per fect winter wheat should be. It should mature early, as a few days delay in harvesting may give rust, blight or in sects a chance to injure the crop, and it must be prolific in yield. One vari ety will often produce twenty bushels or more above the yield of another on same soil and simila' conditions. It should have a stiff straw to prevent the stems from failing or lodging before harvest, which will result only in shrunken and Imperfectly matured grain. It must be hardy in winter, as some varieties winter kill much more than others, and it should have a thin skin. Some kinds have so thick a skin that there will be several pounds more of bran and less of flour than with oth er thinner-skinned sorts, which makes them undesirable for the miller. Can all these qualities be combined in one variety, and who will first offer such a variety to the public? Selling Vegetable* by Weight. The Retail Grocers’ Association of Cleveland. Ohio, has adopted a resolu tion to hereafter sell all vegetables by weight, even in small quantities. This gaeald be the rule everywhere, as it protects both buyer and seller. We once beard a huckste say that no man was fit for a peddler who could not get forty quarts of string beans out of a bushel, and a clerk more anxious to please his customers than to serve his employer will not get much more than three pecks out of the bushel. The legal weight for spinach, dandelions and beet greens there is twelve pounds to the bushel, but we have seen farmers pack fifteen or sixteen pounds in a bushel box, and have seen the retailer make two pounds fill a peck measure, which would give about eight pecks to the bushel box. How Process Butter Is Made. Here Is a description of process but ter: “This butter is made from old, rancid and useless dairy butter, pur chased from the country storekeepers in the States farther West and shipped in old barrels, tobacco pails, shoe boxes, etc., which appetizing mess Is put through a process of boiling and reno vating to remove the nauseating odors, and through other treatments which have brought it under the ban of the pure-food laws of several States, after which it is worked over in sweet butter milk, which gives it temporarily a fair ly clean flavor.” See that this stuff is not worked off on you by your grocer. The “green” woods are full of it.—New York Press. Wisconsin's Deep Well. The well on the grounds of the Good Shepherd, in the town of Wauwatosa, Wis., has been bored to the depth of 2,330 feet, one of the deepest wells in the world. The contractor has con cluded that he cannot obtain a flowing well and therefore stops. The water rises within eighty feet of the surface, and is soft, limpid, of excellent quality for drinkin', for washing or culinary purposes, and is in such abundance as to furnish water sufficient for the needs of 4,000 or 5,000 persons. The water will lave to be pumped up by an en gine, which will cost SSOO, au4 then the institution will have all the w’ater it re quires for a century to corns. Covers for Hay Stacks. A farmer of Jewell County, Kansas, says the covers he made for liis alfalfa hay last fall cost hint S3O, and that they preserved more hay than you could put iu a tliousand-dollar barn. He sawed sixteen-foot 2x4’s in two, bolted the ends together, placed them six feet apart over his stacks and nailed on sid ing, making a complete roof in six-foot panels. He bored holes in the down hanging ends of the 2x4's and tied weights to them to keep the wind from blowing them off. His alfalfa comes out as green vpud bright as it was the day it was put up. He says the covers paid for themselves this season, and they will last for years. Fodder Crops. At the experiment station at Still water, Okla., they tested several differ ent fodder crops to find the yield per acre, and in the winter ascertained the dry matter and the amount digestible in each one. They found the digestible dry matter iu corn per acre was 5,006 pounds, Kaffir corn 0,116 pounds, black rice corn 7.01S pounds, Milo maize 10,- 010 pounds, small sorghum 11,102 pounds, large sorghum 11,359 pounds. The sorghum and Milo maize gave high er yields than the corn and Kaffir, but they were very low *in protein or growth-making material, and therefore not so valuable for feediug, especially for growing animals. Do Fowls Need Kxercise? As fowls are ordinarily fed exercise is positively necessary to enable them to digest the food they take. A ration of grain in large part and other things in small part means that the fowls will have to develop muscle and energy to do the work of grinding. But It is possible to so feed the fowls that exer cise will not be of auy value. This is shown by the French method of fatten ing fowls. They are shut up in a cage and fed on a soft mash several times a day. They are given no room at all for exercise, yet keep perfectly healthy and develop meat and fat at a great rate. Thinning Potato Plants. Au experiment well worth trying is to thin out the plants in each hill of pota toes—with a view of reducing the quan tity of small potatoes—to one stalk in each hill. This must be done before the tubers are formed. The rows should be at least three feet apart and the plants twenty inches apart in the row. While results from this practice have been really wonderful, it is ad vised that each person try it on a small plot before going Into it extensively. Not only were all of the tubers of good, marketable size by this plan, but the yield was wholly satisfactory. Price of Milk in New York. Milk sells in New York City all the way from 3% to 15 cents per quart. Some restaurants buy large quantities at a low figure and then sell by the glass or bowl at 12 cents or more. Bak ers use skimmilk largely, selling the cream for about as much as they paid for the whole milk. It is fair to say that the milk for which the farmer re coives the present low figure sells on the average for a little over G cents per quart.—Rural New Yorker. For the Horae*. There is a deal of horse energy ex hausted in fighting flies. Fresh, clean bedding is as welcome to the tired horse as to the tired, or hired, man. Water horses often as possible; a lit tle at a time is better than a deluge at long intervals. Better a shady out-door feeding and resting place at noon time than a filthy, hot, fly-infested stable. Sunlight and fresh air in the stable constitute a hoe insurance policy against sickness tad death. It is asking a deal of a farmer to do much cutrying of horses in the summer season, yet the more of it done the bet ter for the horse. Work the horses easily for the first hour or so after eating. They can do their hardest work easiest after the last meal is partly digested. It Is doubtful if any one little detail of farming pays better than keeping horse stables clean and sweet during the summer. And if kept flyless there is good profit in them. Give a little water before feeding, even if horse Is warm; then give hay. and last good, clean oats; and give a good long nooning. Both man and beast will do more and better work for it For sweet charity’s sake, do not in flict pain upon your horse. Cruel yank ing on the reins, stroke of lasa or kick from a heavy boot the patient, noble, faithful horse should be a stranger to. If he does not do your bidding on the instant it is because he does not under stand what you want. Be patient The abused borse—one that is constantly ex pecting a blow—cannot be as valuable a servant as the kindly treated one. ONE COMMON AIM. Democracy Presents a United Front Against a Common Fnemy. Four years ago Mr. Bryan, amid scenes of great excitement and bitter ness, was suddenly called to-party lead ership. This year he is summoned with deliberation and with unanimity to the same high place. Four years ago his nomination was resisted by nearly a third of the convention. There were many bolters from the convention. There was general among Democrats, which led to open rupture and the assembling of a convention that put in the field alleged Democratic opposition candidates. Now mark the difference. There is no evidence any where within the organization of pro test or opposition. The convention was unanimous, and it was not a forced unanimity of elements hiding secret op position, but of people who believed iu the man and the cause lie represents, and whose agreement on a unanimous nomination was the most siucere act of their political lives. The Chicago Chronicle, which four years ago op posed Mr. Bryan, uow joining in hearty and vigorous support of his election, says: “It may be stated with emphasis that never in the history of the party has a Presidential candidate been placed in the field with greater unanim ity or with more genuine cordiality on the part of his supporters.” It is plain, therefore, that Mr. Bryan has been a growing man, and impressed himself upon his party and upon the country. His energy, his zeal, his sincerity can not be questioned even by his most im placable foes. He is stronger to-day WILLIE AND HIS PAPA. Don’t be frightened, Willie. Papa w ill look out for you and Teddy. See what a big life preserver papa’s got.”—New York Journal. than ever before. He has a united party back of him. which he had not iu IS9O. —Pittsburg Post. Cor quest. If there is one principle more deeply written than a'>/ other in the mind of every American it is that wc should have nothing to do with conquest. —'1 ho mas Jefferson. Conquest. That is our object in the Philippines. The Filipinos. A people who gave up 50,000 lives to win their independence from Spain, and had the Spanish soldiers back to Ma nila before Dewey entered the bay of Manila that morning in May, IS9B. Aguinaldo. The trusted leader of the Filipinos. A man Imbued with the spir it of liberty, familiar with the Declara tion of Independence and with the con stitution of the United States, furnish ed with arms and used as au ally by Dewey, believing all the time that the defeat of Spain by the United States meant independence, not conquest, for the Filipinos. It was the devilish lust of conquest that made ,our administra tion, our government, play false to Aguinaldo and the Filipinos. Neither our Declaration of Independ ence, nor our constitution, nor our tra ditions, nor our form of government contemplate conquest, which is neither more nor less than national piracy.— Helena Independent. Another Civil War. Sh. 11 the United States of America contii ue to be a free republic, and the friend of free and struggling republics everywhere, with equal privileges to all? Or shall the United States become imperial in fact if not in form, with special privileges for the few, the denial of the "consent of the govern ed,’’ military rule over subject peoples and unwarrantable corporate or trust exactions from our own people? Shall we continue to staud upon the Declara tion of Independence and a strict con struction of the Constitution, or are they to become forgotten documents in a new-fashioned era of heavy arma ments. great military budgets and vast military establishments to oppress the people of our colonies, or In time, per haps. to overawe the people of our own land? Republic or empire, which? That Is the great question for the people to de termine. It underlies and overshadows and exceeds in its vital importance all other Issues of this last year of the nineteenth century.—Albany Argus. Nullification of a Doctrine. When the joint hi*h commission fail ed to dispose of Canada’s newly con ceived and stubborn pretensions to ter ritory that would give her a seaport for her Yukon province at the expense of the Integrity of our own coast line, it was announced that Secretary Hay would take the controversy into his own hands, separating it from other questions in dispute with the dominion. This rumor of a "provisional, prelimin ary and temporary” recession from our previously undisputed frontier is the first news from that quarter. It looks like a proposition put forth tentatively in order to ascertain whether public interest is so much en grosed in the Presidential campaign, in affairs in China and in other matters at home and abroad that it wifi either tolerate with indifference a surrender of territory or acquiesce submissively ,n a practical nullification of the Mon roe doctrine.—New York Sun. Hauling Down the Flag. The United States did not acquire possession of Alaska by conquest frn natives who wanted independence, but by purchase from Rnssia. Neverthe less, oar flag baa been flying there for about thirty-three years. In the words of President McKinley, "Who shall haul it down?*' President McKinley himself, through his Secretary of State, has hauled down the American flag on a considerable strip of that territory. He has done this at the instance of Great Britain. The British flag never floated over this territory until Mr. Mc- Kinley hauled down the American flag. When an impartial commission shall I adjudge this territory to be outside the purchase which the United States made from Russia it will be time for the President. If duly authorized by Con gress, to haul down the American flag. Until such time—hands off. Mr. McKin ley and Mr. Hay!—Boston Post. Maybury a Strong Candidate. The Democratic party has givep the people of Michigan a gubernatorial candidate of the older school no brag, no bluster, no bossism, no bluffing, no intimidation, no fake “reforms.” If the people of the State are dissatisfied with the reckless and corrupt manner lu which the affairs of the common wealth have been administered they have it iu their own power to bring about a better state of things. If they desire a government that Is not the plaything of demagogues on the one hand and corporate Interests on the other, the opportunity is theirs. They can find no fault with the candidate. They can find no fault with the plat form on which he stands.—Detroit News. Two Conventions Contrasted. The convention at Philadelphia was as tame and insipid as a church social as compared with the convention iu Kansas City. Indeed, without Roose velt a lawn fete would have beeu tu- multuous beside the affair in Philadel phia. The city of brotherly love is a dear, quaint old place, where every thing is carried on by a system that has been vindicated by the experience and usage of more than 300 years. Kansas City is the place vhere things happen and where life pulsates through the streets. The Philadelphia conven tion was a well-ordered, decorous af fair, but for real genuine snap and for power to excite popular interest the Kansas City convention has the late McKinley picnic beaten 1,00) miles.— Kansas City Star. Wliy Not Divide Chino? If imperialism is a good thing, why not now join with the other "world powers” iu the partition of ChinaV We have much better reasons for seizing a slice of that empire than we hud for taking the Philippines. It is a larger field, both for our trusts and for our missionary “statesmen.” At the pres ent rate of progress the Filipinos wilt soon all be civilized—that Is to say, dead—but In China Hanna would have unlimited scope for “Christianizing” the heathen.—Columbus, Ohio, Press- Post. Tom Heed a Live Wire. The wisdom of the alleged decision of the Republican national committee not to have Tom Reed make any siieeckes during the campaign because of his re cent overlndulgeuces in sarcasm at the expense of the administration is open to question. Tht re is no surety that Tom has yet been as sarcastic as he can be, and making him any madder than lie is is not a good way to stop him.—Philadelphia Times. Shameful Kc vein 1 i oils. The report of Mr. Bristow to the Postmaster General on Cuban postottioe affairs is a humiliating revelation of imbecile Inefficiency, profligate extrava gance and flagrant dishonesty, where exceptional efficiency, wise economy and strict Integrity were not only de manded by the peculiar conditions of the situation, but had been trium phantly asserted as the facts. Cleve land Plain Dealer. Out of Their Own Mouth*. Webster Davis has been accused of using some of President Garfield’s ut terances in addressing a Democratic meeting. It Is bad enough to condemn Republican doctrines without proving their error by quoting from the old leaders of the party. Democrats should be forbidden to quote from Lincoln or Garfield.—Peoria Herald-Transcript. What Caused Him to Change? Governor Roosevelt’s w ritings show him to have been an ardent anti imperi alist before Imperialism lssume tin* policy of his party. The American voter may conjecture wliot caused the Governor to change his mitd so com pletely as to make him a strenuous ad vocate of expansion by bloodshed.— St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Btevenon a Tried Democrat. The country will be trying no ex periment in electing Mr. Stevenson. It tried him for four years. It remem bers him as one of the best V ice Presi dents that ever presided over the Sen ate. Cool, level-headed and tactful, he wll be an ideal occupant of that chair to which Mr. Bryan’s robust health will probably confine his duties.—New York Journal. Will Support 'lie Ticket. The gold Democrats will be found for the most par- .-upport of Bryan and Hteveuson at the coming election. It is realized that the nation is confronted by immediate and vital issues that prac tically sweep from consideration the financial question.-Boston Traveler.