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w: ' 1 ?/ I JL iiC Corn Superior to Oats. *.VC 1 H? , Corn is very superior to cats as poultry feed. Experiments-show that when corn is fed there is an increase in body weight, and when outs are fed there is a tendency in the oppo site direction. ***?? I I" Early Maturity. Early maturity is achieved by generous feeding of progeny descended from early maturing ancestors. Young animals intended for the shambles should be made to gain continuously if the most profits are to be realized. ? Farmers' Home Journal. s. ? Best For Market Purposes. The best types of poultry for market purposes are those which have a plump body, light colored plumage, preferably white, yellow skin and legs, neat head point, such as small comb and wattles, medium size, and those which grow rapidly. When Hens Need Lime. Jtiens tnat lav soit-snenea eggs ao jj? not' get enough lime in their feed. They should be fed a different diet with more grit and vegetables. When they drop these soft-shelled eggs in ; / the runways and on the floqr it is likely to encourage the other hens to egg eating. . j v Value of Good Roads. Few people take a correct view of the actual profit to farmers and business men in general of good roads, or how much they could afford to pay for them. Is it not a fact that in some seasons for weeks together all business in some rural communities is at a complete standstill caused by the impassable condition of the roads, and the loss incurred amounts to millions of dollars annually, caused by not marketing grain or other crops in proper season, and to the merchant, who iinds his shelves filled with unseasonable goods. ? Weekly Witness. W . .1 If 1 1 ? VOtlOUSeeu Will uiiu Diiurr. Close observation of the quality of the butter made from feeding cows a ration consisting of cottonseed meal and corn silage showed that, contrary to general belief, the butter possessed a good grain and body and was in all respects entirely satisfactory where the churning conditions were normal, says a South Carolina experiment station report. It may be added, says the National Provisioned that our j .experience during the past two years convinces us that, during the warm season butter produced from a ration containing cottonseed meal is mor'e satisfactory than that produced from concentrates that yield a relatively soft butterfat. The cottonseed meal butter "sets up" better at the table. Bran butter showed 92 2 defrees as the melting point; cottonseed meal butter, 9S.C degrees; linseed meal, 91.5 degrees. v ; 1 1 S. , * Demand For Farms. The increasing tendency of city dwellers to buy homes in the country is not confined, as is generally bep lieved, to the very rich. Those of moderate means means are also gravitating toward the green fields. For a number of years it has been the fashion of the rich to spend the greater part of the year in the country, and to occupy the town house ^but a few weeks at most. Now there is a disposition to make permanent homes in the country, and this desire is not confined wholly to the millionaires. Men with modest incomes are buying homes as far removed from the dust, noise and smoke of the cities as their business will allow. While this exodus to the country benefits directly only farm properties contiguous to the cities, the final effect is ;to raise the value of such property over a wide extent of territory. If what President Hill, the great railway magnate, says is true, namel}*, that within the next nity years most of the now flourishing industries will have become silent because of the exhaustion of the mines and forests and wells upon which they depend, and that the population will then be compelled to the tillage of the soil, i the appreciation in the value of farm ' lands will be enormous. In any event it is the part of wisdom to stick to the farm. It will feed and clothe one and keep a roof over his head whatever happens.?Farm Journal. .* Wv* Grinding Corn For Hogs. *" tr: Among recent reports received by the Department of Agriculture from the experiment stations is one from .the Wisconsin Experiment Station. For the past nine years the station has been conducting tests to determine whether grinding corn for hogs is desirable. The results have varied a little from year to year, but considering the average of all the tests 117 hogs fed dry shelled corn and wheat middlings make an average gain of 96.8 on fmnjjl nnnihpr jJUiH.uj va<.u, >. u.i-v j fed c-^rnmea! and wheat middlings gamed 11.09 pounds each, the feed required per pound of gain in the two cases being 5.19 pounds and 4.SS pounds. In other words, for each pound or gain the hogs fed shelled corn required 0.3 pound more gain than those fed the cornmeal. The saving from grinding, therefore, has amounted to 5.7 per cent. For instance: When corn is worth only twenty-five cents per bushel the saving from grinding amounts to only 1.4 cents, not enough to pay for the / ,, i grinding, unless cheap power is S available. As corn advances in price I it will be noticed that the saving per | bushel increases practically threei tenths of a cent with each five cents' ! advance in the price of corn. Should the price of corn be as high as seventy-five cents per bushel the saving by grinding would amount to a little over four cents per bushel. Good Horses in Demand. The increasing demand for good j horses has awakened fresh interest j among breeders who have good dams, j The Drovers' Journal, in referring to the increasing demands in the Chicago markets, says a survey of the horse conditions presents an inviting field for intelligent breeders. Demand for all classes of horses for industrial and commercial use was never so broad or prices so remunerative. The fact that farmers have been slow to grasp the situation finds the supply hardly adequate to meet the increasing demand. The outlook justifies continued high prices until the surplus assumes proportions to resume exportation of horses in large volume again. The supply can only be increased by enlarging breeding operations, which under the most favorable regime, will require half a decade to produce a reasonably large surplus. The fact that the supply of horses is short should not lead to haphazard breeding. Profits in the horse industry will depend on the quality of the horses produced. The best mares should be selected for the ^ ?*. a IrtApf cfollmnc! nf i! <11 fill aUU LUC LUU1LCCV oiauiuu^ \j <all breeds of horses patronized. The stream cannot rise above the fountain, and the progeny of sire and dam will inherit the characteristics of their ancestors. The opportunity for large profits in the horse indus try was never more promising to the careful breeder that will produce i good commercial offerings of all classes. Care of Beef Cattle. At one of the Western institutes one of the speakers, whose subject was the "Careof Beef Cattle," among other things said: "The- farmer should seek to build up the frame and muscles of the animal in early life, by exercise, pure air and plenty of sunlight, with pure water, proper shelter, and a ration composed largely of protein and minerals. As they grow older more carbonaceous foods may be added, so that at maturity or when finished off they may be fed a wide ration, composed largely of carbonaceous or fat forming elei ments. For best profits in the future I as in the past, the feeder must take ! advantage of the early life of the I animal when it is full of vigor and I before the muscles are rigid; this | makes the best beef. I Finish them j off rapidly, and when ripe, market. ! Profits often come by reason of little _ <1 c 1 - l f J A expense in me way ui iauui , iuuu auu shelter, and in this regard the steer feeder has an advantage. The grain fed to a steer is sometimes worth as much as it costs to fertilize the farm. Again the croppings should be left long to ifisure good fattening grasses, thus keeping the pastures well mulched, nature's best condition to maintain fertility. The farmer who watches both ends of the business? buys well and sells well?has gone a long way on the highway to success. With these conditions and considerations future profits may confidently be expected. Buy, breed, feed, care for and sell well, and a farmer will be happy and grow to be a broader man, his purse will be wider as the years go by, and when he lets go of his fragment of time he can leave with no pangs of conscience because of giving his brother the dyspepsia." * ... . i Why Spring Pigs Die. \ The cold rains of early spring kill off many growing pigs because of the lack of shelter and the care and feed of the sow. Professor Henry, of the Wisconsin Experiment Station, in hia "Feeds and Feeding,"-tells the farmer how to manage the sows and pigs, and if his instructions are followed very little loss will ever occur. Professor Henry does not agree with some breeders who hoid that no I corn should be fed. He says some j corn may be used, but that meals rich in protein ? oats, peas, midj dlings, barley?should supply most of the nourishment. Feed for the sow before farrowing should be nutritious, but not concentrated, and roots, chaffed clover or alfalfa hay, softened with boiling water, are ail highly recommended. Good flesh is not to be denied under proper conditions and regulations as to character of feed and amount of exercise. The question of exercise is an important one. In summer sows as a rule will get all the exercise needed by the use of pasture, but in winter it is often necessary to drive them about a large lot or up j J O *i m Q AirarV j aim UUWll U lailv .LIS* Gk V,ig i Vi; day. Litter or straw thrown in the yard through which is scattered waste grain will stimulate the sow to exercise in searching for feed, but some means should be used to prevent the sow from lying idle and taking on too much soft flesh. The feed just before farrowing time should be sloppy and limited in quantity, and most breeders agree that the sow should be fed nothing for twenty-four hours after farrowing. For two or three days only a limited quantity of feed should be given. % John Ruskin's Sacrifice. By XIXOLA GREELEY-SMITH. John Raskin, author of "Sesame and Lilies." "The Seven Lamps of Architecture" and other works which many persons of discernment rave over and some others leave respectfully alone, was not half so original in his works as in his life. He had several love affairs of very pastel coloring before the great romance of his life began with his marriage to Euphemia Chalmers Gray and ended with her divorce and seci nnd marriage to the great painter, Sir John Millais. The most important of his preliminary love affairs was best told by Ruskin himself. The heroine, Charlotte Withers, "a fragile, fair, freckled, sensitive slip of a girl about sixteen," was on a visit to his parents' home. "She was," Ruskin wrote, "graceful in an unfinished and small wild flower sort of a way, extremely intelligent, affectionate, wholly rightminded, and mild in piety. An altogether sweet and delicate creature of ordinary sort, not pretty, but quite pleasant to see, especially if her eyes were looking your way, and her mind with them. We got to like each ether in a mildly confidential n-ov in fha nrmrca r>f n week. We diS puted on the relative dignities of music and painting, and I wrote an essay nine foolscap pages long, proposing the entire establishment of my own opinion, and the total discomfiture and overthrow of hers, according to my usual manner of paying court to my mistresses. Charlotte Withers, however, thought I did her great honor, and carried away the essay as if it had been a school prize. And, as I said, if my father and mother had chosen to keep her a month longer, we should have fallen quite melodiously and quietly in love, and they might have given me an excellently pleasant little wife, and set me up, geology and all, in the coal business, without any resistance or further trouble on my part. When Charlotte went away with her father, I walked with her to Camberwell Green, and we said good-bye, rather sorrowfully, at the corner of the New road; and that possibility of meek happiness vanished forever. A little while afterward her father 'negotiated' a marriage for her with a well-to-do * -1 cVi /-> fnnl* ViO^aiKP shp Li dUCi , ? 11VJLLI OUC wun was bid/ He treated her pretty much as one of his coal sacks, and in a year or two she died." Though his first love was a child for whom he wrote ponderous essays, Ruskin married in 184S, when he was twenty-nine years old, the girl for whom he devised his first fair.* story. Euphemia Gray was an extremely ! statuesiue beauty whom he : .et at a j ball and whom he admired about as ; much as he might St. Paul's Church i or Lincoln Cathedral. Soon after | the meeting he proposed, and she j accepted him, though the feeling on I neither side was stronger than ; friendship. Marriage did not | strengthen it, and when Ruskin , brought the handsome young prej Raphaelite painter, John Millais, to his home to paint Mrs. Ruckin's portrait, the result was swift and inevitable. The artist and his sitter fell in love, and being honest and unconventional, they told Ruskin about | it. The latter met the situation as, few men have ever done. Pie prompt-'" ly secured the annulment of his marriage, and at the wedding of his exwife and Millais, which followed immediately, he gave the bride away. This action was as bizarre as that of any Bernard Shav hero and has a prototype only in the astounding romance of Richard Wagner.?New York Evening World. The Cheerful Man. What a boon he is in everybody's life! Like a bright sunrise and a gentle wind coming together on a winter morning, he is to all who cross his path. He brushes cheerily along, knocking grief and disappointment I out of his path, and leaving it ; fringed with flowers. Such a man is worth a great deal to the world; more than all his money, his wisdom or his ambitious schemes. People feel a sort of pleasure just seeing him coming down the street, and when they meet him, there is not a cloud in sight. I Such men are a blessing to a town. I They make one feel that the town | is growing, is getting more beautiI -F-,1 mthan a ilist tfi P>at and sleep and make a living in. Sometimes one doesn't meet such men, and then he feels that the town is degenerating, that things are going wrong, and that the evil spirit is trying to put a little malice in his heart, and he goes home and meets his wife's smile with a feeling of suspicion. A cheerful man doesn't realize the amount of good he is doing in the world. But it is his nature, and he cannot help it. Heaven has picked him out as one of its angels, and he is faithful to his mission. Every day some fellow has been made happy by his pleasant smile and his genial "good morning;" and if one has a bit of business with him, it passes j by very much line an excnange 01 ! compliments. j To be cheerful may not be so great j a duty as to be honest or unselfish, but it certainly widens the radiance | of these virtues.?Ohio State Jour nal. The fish population of the Nile is said to present a greater variety than that of any other body of water. An expedition sent from the British Museum not long ago secured 9000 specimens. ... * New York City.?Here is one of the latest and prettiest of the over waists designed for young girls. It is eminently youthful in effect, it is eminently graceful in line and it is available for every seasonable material. In this instance light blue veiling is trimmed with braid and fancy banding and is edged with a piping of velvet while there are Vshaped pieces of embroidered muslin that give extreme daintiness and charm to the whole. The guimpe beneath is of a simple embroidered net, but as this is entirely separate it can be varied to suit one dress or another and can be made from any ! Ill I v | suitable material. The over blouse is sufficiently full to be extremely becoming to girlish figures and will be found available both for the entire frock and the separate blouse. It ! would be very charming in pongee or any one of the lovely cotton veilings that are shown in such pretty checked designs, while it also can be made available for the still thin-1 ner materials of the summer such as the flowered mousselines, spider silks, the embroidered batistes, muslins and the like. The over blouse is made in one piece and is laid in pleats over the shoulders. The right front is lapped over the left and attached to position, the closing being made in- ! visibly at the back. The fulness at1 the waist line can be regulated by means of a tape inserted in a casing, or the waist can be gathered and stitched to a narrow belt. The Vshaped portions are optional and can be used or omitted as liked. The quantity of material required l for the sixteen year size is two and one-half yards twenty-one or twentyseven, one and, one-quarter yards thirty-two or forty-four inches wide and three and one-half yards of banding and one-quarter yard any width fof the V-shaped portions when these are made of contrasting material. % Xew Gloves. A new idea in long gloves is to have the hand of kid and arm of silk or lace or vice versa. The effect is rather quaint, especially if the lace on the arm be fine meshed, but when the hand is of silk or lace and the arm of suede or glace kid the ensemble is good and tends to make the hand appear smaller. The demand for black gloves is on the increase. Black for gown or hat is increasing all the time. Not to say, V7 . .. ' v . ' / , v'-.. : \ Mon For the Dressy Woman. Heavy cluny or filet or Irish lace trims many of the handsomer linen frocks, and, by the way, the dyers who cater to the smart trade now advertise the redyeing or dipping of colored linen frocks which have faded or changed color in wearing or laundering. Over Blouse or Jumper. The over blouse that can be closed at the front is a novelty and a welcome one, for no matter how charming the bodice may be that closes at the back it involves more or less difficulty to the wearer, whereas this one is simple in the extreme. In the illustration it is made of one of the novelty pongees showing lines of green on a natural colored ground, and is trimmed with green velvet and tiny ribbon pleating, but it can be utilized tor almost every seasonaoie material. It is very charming in pongees of all sorts and the material is eminently fashionable, but it also is well suited to the light weight wools and to all the so-called "summer silks," while in addition it would make up most charmingly in the summer materials of warm weather wear such as embroidered Swiss muslin, flowered batiste voile, plain and figured, and the like. The waist is macje with front, back and sleeves^ It is cut out at the shoulders to form open V-shaped portions, while it is laid in pleats at the shoulders that provide becoming fulness. The sleeves are separate and seamed to the arms' eyes and the | closing can be made either invisibly or with buttons and button-holes. | The quantity of material required for the medium size is two and three-quarter yards twenty-seven, two yards thirty-six or one and threeeighth yards forty-four inches wide with six and one-quarter yards of pleating and six and one-quarter yards of banding. of course, that all madame's or mademoiselle's best frocks will be in black, but a large portion of them will ha nr else rnlnred ones srener* ously touched with black. Wane, of Tan Hose. Fashionables are predicting an approaching decrease in the sale of brown stockings. They say that gun metal, a peculiar shade of dark gray, is already usurping their place. GiVES A PERFECT SKIH. Sulphur in Liquid Form Adds to th? Beauty of Women. "Beauty is only skin deep." but yon cannot be beautiful if you have an;,* Skin Disease or a bad complexion. Hancocks Liquid Sulphur quickly cures Eczema, Tetter, Sores, Eruptions, Blotches, and all Skin Diseases. Apply Hancock's Liquid Sulphur Ointment to the face just as you go to bed, and it will soou give you a smooth, velvety skin. Taken internally. Hancock's Liquid Sul phur purifies the blood aud clears up the complexion. A few spoonfuls in hot water makes the finest of sulphur baths. All t druggists sell it. Sulphur Booklet free, if : you write Hancock Liquid Sulphur Co.. I Baltimore. Dr. W. W. Leake, of Orlando, Fla.. who I was cured, says: "It is the most wonderful remedy for Eczema I have ever knovrii.*' PERFECTLY CORRECT. The deacon was hard to convince. "No." declared he, "I'll have no such contraption in my house. Pianners are things of evil." "Oh, but, pa," protested his lovely daughter, "this is an upright piano." ?Pittsburg Post. Argo Red Salmon can be prepared in nearly a hundred different ways. It is one of the most nutritious and healthful foods sold. At all grocers. MAKING PROGRESS. Helen: He sends you beautiful flow-, ers. V; Ethel: Yes, he is quite attentive. Really, 1 think I'll have to put his name on me eugiuie uai.?Diuvai/n Life. Watery Eyes ' Are simply weak eyes which if neglected ; will became sore and inflamed. Leonardos Golden Eye Lotion will cure weak eyea without pain in one day. Cools, heals and strengthens. Insist on naving "Leonardi's." It manes strong eyes. Guaranteed or mone refunded. Druggists sell it at 25 cts. or for- . warded prepaid on receipt of price by S. B, ! Leonarui Js Co., Tampa, Fla. i . . ^ Ballooning. Sport for the gods! Who else flies over a sleeping world, through space and know3 the -joy of motion without movement, without sound, without effort? Our Roman Aero Club is only three years old, and was instituted by no less personage than ;Her Majesty Queen Margherita of Italy. It had its inspiration from the Military Balloon Brigade?the Brigata Specialist!?of the Royal Engineers, a very up to date corps, who were the first to make and patent aluminum - painted balloons. Now nearly every day in spring these love- % :]y silver spheres float off over the Campagna, looking like the dome oS St. Peters let loose. Soon after I had become a member of the club, - - ? I made my first trip, taking an enchanting flight, sometimes rising over 6000 feet, and then sinking swiftlyto earth, to taste the thrilling joy. of rapid travel on the guide rope across the most fragrant and beauts ful land I know. The strange sense | of being disembodied of flight with- ^ | out movement, of rapid travel of mo! fionless suspension in mid-heaven, of (solemn silence, without oppre^siou, makes a new environment for the heart of man.?Century. Testing His Flies. Donald, who was a fisher, started to dress his own fly hooks. He was met * by a crony one day, who said: "I hear ye've begun to dress yer ain hooks noo, Donal'.- Is that true?" "It's a' that," answered Donald. "An' can yer put them up anything materal like?" inquired the crony. "I dinna ken for that," replied Donald, "but there was a spider ran awa' wi two o' them yesterday."?Minneapolis Tribune. \ KEPT HIS WORD. /- / | There was a young king from Madrid Wh& promised his people a kid; - When, true to his word, i It came, they were stirred To remark with delight: "Well, he did!"?From Life. ' ??? . * f*A SOAKED IX COFFEE Until Too Stiff to Bend Over. _ 4 % "When I drank coffee I often had sick headaches, nervousness and bilj iousness much of the time, but when | I went to visit a friend I got in the j habit of drinking Postum. i "I save ud coffee entirely, and the result has been that I have been entirely relieved of all my stomach and nervous trouble. <vjj "My mother was just the same way. We all drink Postum now and, without coffee in the house for 2 years, we are all well. "A neighbor of mine, a great cof. fee drinker, was troubled with pains In her side for years and was an invalid. She was not able to do her work and couldnoteven mend clothes or do anything at all where she would ' have to bend forward. If she tried to do a little hard work she would get such pains that she would have to , lie down for the rest of the day. "At last I persuaded her to stop drinking coffee and try Postum Food Coffee and she did so, ana has usea Postum ever since; the result has ^ been that she can now do her work, can sit for a whole day and mend and can sew on the machine and she never feels the least bit of pain in her side, in fact, she has got well, and it shows coffee was the cause of the whole trouble. "I could also tell you about several other neighbors who have been cured by quitting coffee and using Postum in. its place." "There's a Reason." Look in pkg. for the famous little book, "The Road to Wellville." *