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Tiling Hill*. It Is a mistake to suppose that hills never need to be tiled. Where the soil is sandy it is of course not neces sary to go to the expense of tiling them, that is, provided the upper soil and the subsoil are both of a porous nature. We have seen sandy lands that needed tiling, but they are not common. The writer has In mind a field where the lime In the soil soenis to have worked down into the subsoil and formed an Impervious layer about as hard as cement, through which the water could pass at any time of year. In another field of this nature the drains had to be blasted through a conglomerate for mation of rotten rock. Hut in most cases the sandy soils will take care erf themselves, and only the clayey soils on hillsides need much attention. There are numerous hillsides where the soil is of such texture that the water Is very slow in drying out in the spring and at the ends of the outcropping layers of clay the soil is so springy that in some cases small living springs are found. The hills have ono advantage for tiling that the level plains do not ,have, and that is a very decided fall. >lt takes less science to lay tiles that '.will carry water down a hill than to i lay tiles on a level or nearly level ’plain. The use of drains, whether tie or otherwise, will make many of our hillsides and slopes much earlier in the spring and prevent the coming of the very early frosts in the fall. Foxtail Millets. Under the name of Japanese millets several kinds of foxtail millet are be ing grown In this country. Most of these millets are large In form and yield heavily in seed and forage, un der favorable conditions, but do not r«uii mm. tvithstand drouth well, and when a dry spell comes they yield to it quicker than do most of our common millets. There have also bean Introduced from Corea millets known as foxtail, which differ considerably from the millets grown in this country and also from the Japanese. We Illustrate the Corean millet. This millet has done [well on the grounds of the Agricul tural Department in Washington, but as yet little experimentation has been done with them in the country as a whole. To Escape Insects. On a farm of good size the best way to keep the destructive Insects down Is to rotate crops. I find that ita that way 1 can generally escape the worst of the insect pests. Where the same crop Is planted on the same Hold year after year the insects have a chance to establish themselves in colonies. In the case of the plant lice on corn roots there is little danger the first year because the ants are the real mischief-makers. If the field has lieen in oats the previous year we may expect to find no ants there, for tho lice do not feed on the roots of the oat plant. Not till corn has been 4 «m the some land for several years will the ant Invasion become serious, and without the ant invasion we have .nothing to fear from the lice, i* The Hessian fly is quite easily stamped out by taking away his food supply for one year, but we must do that by depriving this insect of all of his mainstays in feeding—wheat, rye and barley. Not only must we put the •land into something else than those 'crops, but we must be careful that in 'the field planted to corn or potatoes no volunteer wheat, rye or barley is permitted to grow.—Charles Com stock, Cass Co., Mich., in Farmer*’ Re view. Latent Fertility. An average of the results of 49 an alyses of the typical soils of the United States showed per acre for the first eight inches of surface 2,C00 pounds of nitrogen, 4.800 pounds of phosphoric acid and 13.400 pounds of potash. The average yield of Wheat in the United States is 14 bushels per acre. Such a crop will remove 29.7 pounds of nitrogen, 9.5 pounds of phos phoric acid and 13.7 pounds of potash. Now if all of the potential nitrogen, phosphoric acid and potash could be rendered available there is present in ■uch an average soil, in the first eight Inches, enough nitrogen to last 30. enough phosphoric acid for 500 and enough potash for 1,000 years. This Is what Is meant by potential Boil fertility, and yet such a soli pos sessing this same high potential fertil ity, may, under certain conditions, be ,6o actually barren of results to the farmer as to lead him to believe it ab solutely devoid of plant food. ! A soil at Rothamstead. England, which had been successively cropped to grain for 50 years without the ad dition of manure, and which conse quently had become exhausted, espe cially In available phosphoric acid, .still contained a total of 2,880 pounds of the latter per acre in the first foot |of depth.—Delaware Station. HORTICULTURE Immense Horseradish Fields. The little village of Halersdorf. In Bavaria, has tho reputation of raising the finest horse radish in Europe. Over two squurc miles of land are de voted to this crop alone, and the an nual receipts for the roots total oyer *120.000. Tho average yearly yield Is In excess of C. 000.000 pounds. The land i« annually plowed and made into ridges about 30 Inches wide. The roots for planting are dug In March and are sprouted In moist san • When the season is well advanced these sprouts are set In the soil, th e planter using a sharp stick to assist In the setting. Two rows, 16 to 20 Inches apart, are set on each ridge, the plants being placed 8 to 10 Inches apart In tho rows. Before planting, tho little fibers attached to each root are rubbed off by the hand or with a cloth. After the opening Is made in tho soil tho plants are set In obliquely and the dirt well pressed down. Soon the shoots form and all of these except the strongest are taken off. The ground is loosened by hoeing and the weeds destroyed. From the middle of June till the middle of July on cloudy days the soil is uncovered from the stem and the side roots rubbed off with soft rags. Care Is taken that the lower roots that nour ish the main root are not disturbed. In heavy soils this uncovering la nec essary but once, while in light soils it has to be repeated once. After the little fibers have been removed the soil is again pressed on the roots and the beds are well watered, sometimes with liquid manure. Between the end of August and the middle of September the stalks are cut off by means of a sickle-like knife, and the end roots are left in the ground for the beginning of the new crop next year. It Is not an easy matter to change a horse-radish field to anything else, as the smallest roots left In the soil develop Into full-grown plants If per mitted to do so. Fruit Trees In lowa. The distribution of fruit producing trees and plants In lowa Is very un even. Dividing the state Into four sec tions, northeast, northwest, southeast and southwest, we have, according to a late Investigation by the lowa crop service, the following distribution: Apple trees. 6.869.588 in the state, of which 2,900,000 are In the south west. and 1,894.000 in the southeast, making a total of 4,794.000 in the south half of the state. Plums, 1,302,271 trees, of which 459,- 000 are In the southwest and 323,000 In tho southeast, and 346.000 in the northwest. This distribution of plum trees is seen to be largely in the west ern part of the state. The Americana plums are able to bear the hard condi tions existing there. Cherries 791,327 trees, of which 320,- 000 are in the southwest, 280,000 in the southeast, 106,000 In the north west. Peaches, 516,145 trees, of which 508,- 000 are in the south half. Pears, 104,046 trees, of which 63.- 900 are in the southeast. The above figures are food for thought for lowa orchardists. Grafting Chestnut Sprouts. Andrew S. Fuller, writing on the grafting of chestnut sprouts, says: In grafting the vigorous sprouts that al ways spring up from the stumps of old trees that have been recently cut down, we may reasonably expect a prodigious growth of the scion the first season, as well as In succeeding ones, and if all goes well with them we will secure large bearing trees In a very few years. But such stocks are only available where old trees are sacrificed for their timber or other pur poses. Having a few such sprouts on my place, they have been utilized from time to time In testing some of the newer varieties of chestnuts. In ono Instance I allowed the scion, set on a sprout about one inch in diame ter, six feet from the base, to grow unchecked throughout the season, as it was in a protected position. In the fall the entire length of the main stem and lateral branches was sixty five feet, and all from one scion on a bud set early in the spring. The third year this tree bore about a peck of very large nuts Why Trees Lean North. In this climate young trees are liable to lean away from the sun. toward the north or east. The best way to keep them straight Is not to set them so they lean toward the sun but to keep them in balance by winter priming. It will be observed that the limbs on the north side tend to grow faster than those on the sunny side. In some varieties the southern limbs turn to ward the trunk of the tree, away from the intense sunlight, while the north ern limbs spread well out away from tho body of the tree. Shortening the limbs on the north side equalizes the weight of (ho head of the tree so it will not tip to the north.—Prof. J. C. Whitten. When to Cut Alfalfa. In order to get the most out of the alfalfa crop it should he cut when in full bloom, and this time covers about a week. The man that has a large field to out must keep in mind the fact that he must begin early to get the hay down be fore tho heads get too old. A good many experiments have been made to discover the very best time for the cutting In relation to the digestibility and greatest amount of nutritive con- Too early cutting gives a good derree of digestibility, but too little nutriment, and late cutting gives large nutritive content but too little diges tibility. Few grasses are best for both hay and pasturage. The man that wants a good pasture must have grasses ripen ing at different times, while if the haymaker grows more than one kind in his meadow he must have grasses that ripen at the same time. DAIRY NOTES Adulterating Dairy Products. The adulteration of dairy products does not mean only the putting In of bulky substances to deceive the cus tomer that finally buys them. The term has a much broader meaning In the view of the law-making powers that have attempted to deal with the subject. Milk may be adulterated by tho addition of water, and that is the most common way of adulterating It. but the man that adds any preserva tive adulterates his milk and is blam able under the law. The adulteration with preservatives Is more harmful to the people than the adulteration by means of added water. When the water is added a little money Is filched from the pocket of the con sumer, but In adulterating by means of adding formaldehyde the producer takes the health away from the one that uses it. if the adulteration be heavy or if the consumer be weak. Adulteration of butter consists gen erally of adding what is known as neutral oil and selling it for butterfat. But of late years other kinds of adul terations have been brought In. many of which are more subtle than that of adding a foreign substance to the but ter. One kind of adulteration Is to add more water than the butter would naturally contain by working the but ter at a high temperature. A second kind of adulteration is done by churn ing at a high temperature, thus add ing a large quantity of casein with the butterfat. The resultant butter is largely cheese and will develop a cheesey flavor In a few weeks If not used. In either case direct fraud has been committed on the consumer. Not only should every honest man refrain from adulterating his butter, but the officers of the law should be keen In hunting out violators of the law against adulteration. The common way of adulterating cheese has been to add neutral oil and other compounds not butter or casein to take the place of butter fat that had been removed. That has been largely stopped by the officials, but the new way is to skim off part of the butter-fat from the milk that Is to be made into cheese, giving a "full cream” cheese that is not full cream, but has in it too much casein. It is. in reality, a skim cheese, even though the milk from which it is made may be what is known as a "three per cent” milk. Science of the Balanced Ration. At a convention of dairymen, in a discussion of the balanced ration, a speaker said: All animals require in the food enough substance to meet the ex penses of the body In carrying on Its physiological functions. Every move ment of muscle, the beating of tho heart, breathing, etc., requires the expenditure of energy that comes largely from certain compounds In the food, which compounds we call protein. We know then that if an animal Is to live and work, the food must contain protein sufficient to meet their constant expenses. The harder an animal works the greater these expenses, hence the more pro tein must the food contain. Again, we give carbohydrates and fats to accomplish another purpose. The temperature of a cow is constant, practically at 98 deg. F. It is constant in man at the same mark. How essen tial it is that this constant tempera ture he maintained is very apparent in the human system when we realize that one-half degree below normal gives us a chill, while one-half to one degree above normal gives us a fever, either condition incapacitating the man for work. If we Rhould attempt to keep the temperature of a box the size of a cow at 98 deg. F. by the aid of an oil lamp we would soon bo made aware of the immense amount of heat thus required. The animal herself is constantly keeping up this enormous expenditure of heat, but she has only one source upon which to draw and that 1b manifestly the food consumed. The peculiar functions of the carbohydrates and fats Is to keep up the body supply of heat, in fact they are more efficient as heat pro ducers than are the other compounds of the food. The science of a bal anced ration then consists In supply ing enough protein to take care of the daily waste of protoplasm to the animal's body and in supplying a sufficient amount of carbohydrates and fats to maintain the temperature of the animal's body. Great Britain's Butter Imports. In 1887 Great Britain was importing about 75,000 tons of butter per year. Last year she imported 212,000 tons. This is an increase of 137,000 tons in seventeen years, or an average In crease per year of 8,000 tons. Tho population of Great Britain lias dou bled In fifty years, but the butter im ports have very much more than kept pace with the increase of population. Denmark is the greatest source of but ter supply tho United Kingdom has to-day. Germany used to send about 6,000 tons annually, but has now prac tically dropped out of the race. The Australasian colonies are becoming year by year bigger factors in the lm portation of butter. Dairy Exports and Imports. We are exporting a good deal of but ter to Canada and some to Europe and other parts of the world. The totals look quite respectable. For last year the value of exports were: Butter, $2.- 184,082; cheese, $1,928,639; milk, sl.- 849,513. The value of imports were: Butter. $47,054; cheese, $3,247,931; milk, $21,040. The; value of Imports has remained abbtit the same for three years, but the value of exports was greater by a million dollars than in the preceding year. Dairy Law in North Dakota. A new law regarding tho Inspection of creameries has been passed in North Dakota. By it the state inspect or is nlso made an instructor. Jt also provides for licensing creameries, cheese factories, renovated butter fac tories, and makes it the duty of the inspector to enforce ail dairy laws now passed or to be passed In the futur*. Fashion in Tonic Flavors Being a man of excellent wisdom, the doctor seldom makes remarks about his patients, but. that day he was so mad b<- couldn’t help himself. “That woman." said he, “Is a dashed fool.” "What has she done?" asked a listener. “She has Insisted upon my flavoring the medicine for which r Just wrote out a prescription with Swiss Lilac, because that is her favorite perfume.” “Did you do it?" asked the listener. “Yes, I han to. ‘I won't take the stuff if you don’t,' said she. 'You won’t take it if I do.' I said. ‘You won’t be able to. It will be so nasty you can’t swallow it.’ “But that argument never feazed the woman. It Is lilacs or nothing/ she said. Td rather die than be in consistent.' “So I gave her lilacs. “It Is queer, anyway,” proceeded the doctor, “aboui the flavoring of medi cine. I don’t i now whether you know it or not, bir styles in flavoring ex tracts used I>> druggists change with the seasons, he same as hats and coats and dii.ner table decorations. Last spring the majority of prescrip tions compounded tasted like sweet His Guests Were Gentlemen Secretary of Agriculture Wilson has just appointed a young man to a posi tion in the Bureau of Forestry who can tell sonv stories which shed a light on the liner character of north ern Tennessc This young man. who is a beardles.- youth, is the son of a lumberman, and he was selected to keep camp through the winter when the men were home resting from their hard work of the summer and tutumn. One day in the dead of winter eight horsemen drew up before his hut and asked If they could stay ail night. He assented, and not only sheltered them, but the next morning he got ready a fine breakfast of corn pone and bacon, with coffee, seasoned with condensed milk and sugar. The men were very grateful, but they showed no signs of moving off, and their host got uneasy as night came on. The visitors were all heav ily armed with Winchesters, and he had nothing hut a pistol, so he al lowed them to stay for the night and again gave them breakfast. Then he “Jap” Soldiers Live Simply Foreign attaches with Ku roll’s army suffered a good deal because of tne food supplied them by the Jap anese government. A correspondent writes: “I shall never forget the con tempt shown by a certain Japanese of ficer for a meal I was eating. We had jufct entered Antung and I had estab lished myself in the courtyard of a temple. I made ready the first good meal l had had for some days. My ‘number one’ boy buked some bread In a frying pan, we opened a tin of meat and a tin of butter, then we made some tea —milkless and sugar less—and we were happy. A Japanese officer, a friend of my own. looked in on m«* and I invited him to share my meal. ‘How can you take all that trou ble over food?’ he asked, wonderlngly. ‘Come and look at my meal.' He took me to a room nearby and showed me the dish of rice, the portion of sea Lovemaking the World Over M. Hugues le Roux, lecturing on “Love and Lovers.” went on to con tiast the modes of expressing love In various countries. In Spain the wom an fluttered her fan of peacock feath ers from the balcony and "acted the peacock." while the man "acted the bear” in the callo. Their only means of communication were popular songs, not a word being spoken between them. Common to Spaniards and to Arabs was the ilhpresslon that wom an’s love was a stone —a ruby. It endured longer than man's, which was of a roving character. In Italy it was “passion" that ruled, even to the ex tent of ruling politics, and Its expres sion found vent in violent form. In the north love was made in silence; no words were spoken among the Scandinavian races. He had spent some time In America and had Scarcity of Friendly Talk It is one of the curious things about American life, where individuals stand upon a plane more nearly equal than in any other land, says the Chicago Journal, that our street cars and other public conveyances, crowded as they are with men and women of almost similar station, going to and return ing front work of the same nature, should he so devoid of conversation that the sound of a human voice among the passengers is really unusu al. Car after car freishten with hu manity passes to and from the resi dence and business districts day by day with never a friendly word from one of its inmates to another. As a matter of course, speech be tween men and women is practically impossible, owing «o the nature of our “Thinkin' Back” I’ve been thinkin' bark of late. S’prlsln’! And Pm here to state I’m suspicious It’s a sign Of age. maybe, or decline Of my faculties—yit I m not feelin' old a bit Any more than sixty-four Ain't no young man any more. Thinkin’ back's a thing at glows On a feller. I suppose— Older 'at he gits, I Jack. More he k.-.ps a-thinkin' back! Old as old men git to be. Er as middle-aged as me. Folks II find us. eye ami mind Fixed on what we've left behind— Rehabilitatin'—like Them old times we used to hike Out barefooted for the crick. ‘Long 'bout Apr'l first—to pick Out some "warmest" place to go In a-swlmmin'—Oh! my. oh! peas. Before that peppermint was the favorite, now It Is lavender. Pepper mint, by the way, has its innings most frequently as a popular essence. There are a good many people who don't like peppermint, but there are more who do, and it comes Into favor about three times as often as any other essence. For one thing, it mixes with other Ingredients more harmoni ously than other extracts, and there are some doctors who are old fash ioned enough to stick to it year in and year out, no matter what their more up-to-date brethren may be us ing for a time. Fortunately, the flavor of a prescription has nothing to do with its efficacy, so if a doctor feels like it he can make a fool of himself, as I did Just now, and stalsfy the whim of a fashionable patkmt by flavoring her tonics with an essence that matches her perfumes without endangering her life. However, freak flavors are not calculated to make a disagreeable drug more pleasant to the taste, and after a few experiments of that kind most doctors, at the re quest of the patients themselves, go back to lavender and sweet peas, and the ever reliable peppermint.”—New York Herald. told them bluntly that he could give them nothing more to eat, as the stores belonged to the company und he was held accountable for them. "But,” he pleaded, "I did the square thing by you and I know you will not get me Into trouble.” The men heartily assured him I hat they would not. and they sat around all day without a bite to eat. They were preparing to sleep on the ground outside his hut that night, when he re lented and Invited them in. In the morning they prepared to depart with out food, and the boy was grieted. Finally, he told them to take all he had, but, when they could, to replace It. In less than a week one of them returned with a full supply of every thing they had consumed, even to the sugar and condensed milk. The young man afterward learned that they were moonshiners, hiding fi'om a government inspecting purty. Naturally, the officers did not think it worth while to inspect the lumber camp. weed and the little kettle of boiling water for tea which his servant bad prepared. He did not understand that wtat rice was to him bread wan to me-.” Avoidance of luxury Is a point of honor among ' these fighters. “All know the story about Gen. Nogi," the same writer continues, "who when during the China war he was present ed with a costly cloak sold it for the benefit of the sick, declaring that he had one cloak already and there were :cany soldiers without any. An officer would consider himself disgraced if he took into the field elaborate food or overabundant clothing. "Japanese soldiers are the cleanest living and the most sober of any I have known. They have no camp fol lowers, they take very little drink, their diet is simplicity Itself; their one luxury is the incessant smoking of cheap cigarettes." brought back the Ipipression that American women did not allow their husbands even to speak, notwithstand ing which the American husband was fond of his wife and his love for her found expression in the constant •'tearing of checks out of his check book” for her benefit until he sam; ex hausted. In France the expression of. love was speech, from the highest to the lowliest. French lovers enjoyed the exchange of ideas, and more es pecially when man and wife, and this perhaps explained why clubs were neglected In France. French lovers wished forever to be together. He would not be ungallant enough to comment on English methods, but it seemed to him that in England it was not "the man who speaks to me," but "the man who walks out with me,” who was considered the lover.—Lon don Post. conventions. Owing, too, to the mu tual distrust women feel for one an other and to the tradition essential to respectability, it is not easy for one woman to engage In friendly speech with another. But there is no reason why men, their duty to their morning and evening newspaper done, should ride side by side and continue to glare Into uninteresting space when rational human intercourse Is in waiting. What we all really need is something dif ferent. Life runs too readily Into a rut. We see the same things day after day. talk with the same people, do our daily tasks In the same way—until It is possible for thousands of us to fore tell whole years, entire decades in ad vance, just where we shall be at any given hour in any given day. assuming our lives are spared. Wonder now we hndri't died! Grate horseradish on my hide . Jes' a-thinkln' how cold then That w ortor must ’• beat • Thinkin' bark—w'y. goodness me I kin call their names and see Every little tad I played With, or fought, er was afraid Of. and so made him the best Friend I had of all the rest! Thinkin’ l back. 1 even hear Them n-cnllln', high and clear. I'p the crick banks, when? they seem Still hid In there—like a dream— And me still a-pan in' on The green patlnvaj they have gone! Still they hide, hv bend er ford— Still thev hide—l,u- thank the Lord (Thinkin' back, as I have said). I hear laughin' on ahead! —James Whitcomb Riley, in Roader Mag azine. TENT TREATMENT FOR TUBERCULOUS INSANE Superintendent of Large Eastern Hospital Has Demonstrated Its Efficiency A. E. Macdonald, L. L. 8.. M. D. t medical superintendent of the Manhat tan State Hospital. East, gives a graphic account of ■ tent life as tried under his direction for a large number o l insane consumptives. The follow ing extracts are from his paper in the Directory of Institutions and Societies dealing with “Tuberculosis in the United States and Canada”: That consumptive insane patients may be kept, and treated, to their ad vantage and incidentally to the ad vantage of their fellow-inmates, in canvas tents, and throughout the sev eral seasons of the year, has been demonstrated in the recent history of the Manhattan State Hospital, East. The experiment upon the success of which this claim is advanced has cov ered a period of forty months. In all hospitals for the Insane the In mates are classified according to the form of mental disturbance. To take from all these classes any suffering from tuberculosis and put them to gether in one tent was a serious prob lem. This, however, has been very successfully done. The original plan was to use the camp only about five months during each summer. The camp first established consist ed of two large dormitory tents— twenty by forty feet—each containing twenty beds, with smaller tents of different shapes, about ten by ten feet, for the accommodation of the nurses, the care of the hospital stores, pantries and a dining tent for such patients as were able to leave their beds and tents, ar.d go (o the table for their meals. Running water was se cured by means of underground pipes, and the safe disposition of w'aste and sewage w*as also provided for. As has been said, it was expected to continue the camp only through the summer and as far into the autumn as favorable weather might render Justifiable. But when in the late au tumn it was found that the favorable experience continued, it was decided to attempt to carry the experiment, on a moderate scale, into, or even through, the approaching winter. Tbe camp, as first established, had been placed upon an elevated knoll adjacent to the riverside and purposely exposed to tjie full force of the summer breezes. For the winter experiment its site was removed to the center of the island, where trees and buildings interposed to act as a wind-break to the severe storms from the east and northeast which are to be expected In that locality. The number of patients was reduced to twenty, those in whom the disease was most active being re tained and the others being returned, for the time being, and much against their will, to the buildings. One large tent suffices for the housing at night of the reduced number of patients, and one was set apart as a sitting room for day use, with the accessory tents before mentioned, and large stoves were placed in them, here and there, with wire screens surrounding them to protect the patients, and a liberal use of asbestos and other fire proof material and arrangements for the prevention of fire. To make a long story short, it has remained in continuous use. not only throughout the first winter, but through the two succeeding winters and intervening seasons, up to the date of the present writing. The scope of Its employment has been gradually enlarged until all patients in whom there are active manifestations of tuberculosis —an average of forty three out of a total census of about 2.000 —are isolated therein, and there has been parallel enlarg?ment of the elements of the plant. The Isolation of the tuberculosis pa tients has : reduced to a minimum the danger of Infection of other patients and of employes. The patients them selves have suffered no injury or hard ship. but have, on the contrary, been unmistakably benefited. This is shown, among other ways, by a decrease in the death rate from pulmonary tuber culosis, both absolute and relative, and by a marked general increase in bodily weight, amounting in the case of one patient to an actual doubling of the weight—from eighty-three to one hundred and sixty-six pounds—in four teen months of camp residence. Mental improvement has as a gener al rule been the concomitant of physi cal. not only among the patients in t.no tuberculosis camp, but also In the others, and in the former class this has been somewhat otfcan anomaly.. My experience, and I think that of others, has been that when phthisis and insanity coexist they are apt to alternate as to the prominence of their several manifestations—the mental symptoms being more pronounced whilst the physical are in abeyance, and vice versa. Under the tent treat ment we have found a general dis position toward accord In the manifes Fish Pond in the Garden. Some fish in the small water gar den will be an attraction and prevent mosquito breeding. A few small gold fish will thrive throughout the year without care, but some crumbs of bread during the spring and summer given twice a week will tame them. In early June they will spawn, de positing the eggs on the roots of the water hyacinth. If this be lifted and placed in a separate vessel containing water from the pond, many j’oung fish may be hatched. It may be done well In a tub of water containing water hy acinth. If left In the pond the young goldfish will be eaten by their parents. The water will not become foul even. In a very small pond, .and choice fish will flourish for years.—Garden Maga zlne. Natural Anxiety. Dobbin —“You didn’t go to the horse show, did you?” Dolly—“ No. I wasn’t swell enough to be entered for a prize.” Dobbin —“I wonder what the style In horse bonnets is going to be this lummer.” tatlons, improvement In both respect.-* proceeding concurrently, and some ot the discharges from the hospital which gave most satisfaction to us at the time, and most assurance for the pa. tlent’s future, were of inmates of the tuberculosis camp. It was apprehended that not only might the patients themselves resent their transfer, but that similar objec tion might come from their relatives and friends, since innovations, even progressive ones, are apt to be frowned upon by those who constitute the majority in the clientele of a pub lic hospital in a cosmopolitan city. Even at the outset, however, the pro tests, whether from patients or their friends, were surprisingly few, and latterly they have been more apt to arise, If at all, over the patient's re turn to the buildings when that be came necessary. The question of medication may in the present writing be dismissed with a very brief reference. It has been found unnecessary to extend it great ly, and It has been limited mainly to the treatment of symptoms. Stimula tion —alcoholic and the like—has been found of but little demand or use, and the quantities consumed—always un der individual medical prescription— have been insignificant. On the other hand, the dietary has been made as liberal as the Imposed restrictions of the State. Hospital schedule have per mitted, both in the way of regular diet and extras, and In the leading es sentials—milk and eggs—private do nations have supplemented the regular supply. But dependence, after all, has been mainly placed upon the rigid isolation and disinfection, and upon the unlimited supply of fresh air. As an interesting incidental fact it may be mentioned that not only the pa tients, but also the nurses living in the camp have enjoyed almost complete immunity from other . pulmonary dis eases. Not a single case of pneumonia has developed in the camp in its ex istence of over three years, though it causes 131 deaths in the hospital prop er in that time. The "common colds" so frequent among their fellows living upon the wards, or In the Attendants’ Home, have been unknown among the tent-dwellers. The popular Idea that the consump tive Is a doomed mau unless he can at once abandon home and family and business and betake himself to some remote region would seem to be nega tived by our Ward’s Island experi ence. The Ward’s Island camp is but a few feet above the tide-water level, its site is swept in winter by winds of high velocity, coming over the Ice bound waters of the rivers and the sound which surround it. and it suf fers as much as, or more than, any other part of the city of New York from the trying changes of tempera ture and humidity which are so char acteristic of its climate. If. in spite of all these drawbacks, what has been done can be done, and that for insane patients, what may not be hoped from the extension of the same methods to the ordinary consumptive of sound mind, anxious for recovery and capa ble of giving intelligent assistance in the struggle? SOME HEALTHFUL RECIPES. Soup Cream Barley Entree Savory Lentils Vegetables Mashed Potatoes String Beans Lettuce with Nut Butter Dressing Boasted Sweet Potatoes Breads Salad Sandwiches Coin Puffs Dessert Bananas In Syrup Cream Barley Soup.—Wash a cup of pearl barley, drain, and simmer slow- Iy in two quarts of water for four or five hours, adding boiling water from time to time as needed. When the barley is tender, strain off the liquor, of which there should he about three pints; add to it a portion of the cooked barley grains, salt, and a cup of whipped cream, and serve. If pre ferred, the beaten yolk of an egg may be used instead of cream. Cream Tomato Sauce.—Rub stewed or canned tomatoes through a colan der to remove all seeds and frag ments. Heat to boiling and thicken' with a little flour. Add a ’half cup' of very thin cream and one teaspoon ful of salt to each pint of the liquid. Lettuce With Nut Butter Dressing. —Prepare the lettuce as for salad. Rub two slightly rounded tablespoon fuls of nut - butter smooth with two thirds of a cup of water. Let this cream boil up for a moment. Remove from the stove, add one-half teaspoon ful of salt and two tablespoonfuls of lemon Jnice. Cool, and It Is ready for use. If too thick, it may be thinned with a little lemon juice or water. More lemon juice may be added if de sired. Pour over the lettuce, and serve. Love, Blind, Deaf and Dumb. “Were you alone in the parlor with his young lady when this dreadful tragedy happened?’’ asked the judge. “Yes. sir.” “And you did not hear the shot's fired ?’’ “No. sir.” "And did not know the house was ablaze.” "No, sir." “And did not hear the shouts of tbe cxolted crowd?” “No. sir.” "Well, vwhat on earth did bring you out of your trance?” “My cuflf button caught In the young ladtf!sj. hair and she said, ’Har old. you £re'-d read fully awkward."— Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. Really an Aid to the Trusts. McFlub —So you don’t believe in In dicting the trusts? Sleeth —No. sir; I do not. ISlcFlnb—And why not? Sleeth—lt only reminds ’em of what a cinch they’ve got and they im mediately boost the price another notch.—Louisville Courier-Journal.