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TITK 1UJKL1NGT0N FREE PRESS. FRIDAY, SEPTIC! BUR , isno. P55 MKJLAKD GAEDEN. kSERVATIONS WORTHY OF NOTE. IN ttUfUU AFFAIRS. lSlodeli of I'nuej- Oatr for tlin lteneflt of Jtenders IVJio Blny lto Contoinpliitlnij the Ltnury of nn Ornntueiitnl i'onco Alioul Their Lmriis, Borricble fnria irntus, gatoa ileairti Tilo for ttieif durability clienpncss and tho easo with Which they may be construe tod, havo often boen described, but one Beldoni sees t'i ther illustra tion or descrip tion of f k n c y ates suitable to finish off an or- jmrnontal fenca. A nmKATivn ci.wt.. In the aicoiupnnying cuts nrr shown threo modols of ,'ntes that any carpentfr can muko, and which may bo appropri ately wed with almost any style of picket, rustic or oniainental barb wiro fence. A convenient size for tlieso gates is threo feet six or eight inches wide. The epaco between the posts for an ordinary door yard Rati may be threo feet ten inches. This is, however, a matter to bo decided by circumstances and tho uso to which the sate is to be put. A wide gate is mure convenient than a narrow one. especially when there is occasion to pas in and nut with any wheeled vehicle, as a baby carnage or wheelbarrow. The designs here given ire susceptible to various modifications CHEAP IAM Y G.VIJ.S. and changes that may lie required to euit the special stylo of fence with which the gato is to bo U'-ed. These fancy gates are best made of strong, light wood, Aim if... Alfalfa is a perennial plant, in many respects resembling clover. It has long been known in Europe, and its most ex tensive cultivation in this country is in California and some of the western and southern btates. It seems espeeinlly adapted to dry climates, and succeeds best on a light sandy or loam soil with a subsoil through which its long top roots can penetrate and find their way to moisture. It has been grown success fully at-the Geneva station in New York, but in experiments on farms in different parts of Vermont lias been largely win ter killed, it will not thrive among weeds, but, must have clean land thetirst year. In reply to inquiries that have been mado no better answer can bs given than a brief statement of home of its bad and good points as discovered at differ ent state stations throughout the coun try and summarized by tho central oflieo at Washington. Among its disadvantages it lias been found less hardy than clover and not so easily established. If allowed to grow too long tho stalks become hard and woody. Cattle cannot be safely pas tured on it except in dry region.-.. It re quires ptculiar treatment to make good hay. Its good qualities nro that when onco well established it. lasts for years. It withstands drought well, grows rap idly and may bo cut early and will fur nish several crops of green fodder each teason. If properly cured it makes good hay and i relished by all farm animals. In brief, whilo valuable as a feeding Etuff and as si fertilizing crop, it re quires peculiar conditions of climate and soil for its growth and careful culturo and curing to make it a profitable crop. ICalslnir J'ullet tor lcfr-i. If you want good laying liens in winter, writes a correspondent of The New York World, keep an eye on your early hatch ed chickens, and select thobebtdovuloped and healthy looking pullets for furnish ing you with eggs next winter. For several wcoks after hatching tho young chicks should bo fed a littlo (ivo or six times a day. After thoy nro half grown, three or four times a day not to fatten them, but to mako them grow. I would givo but very littlo grain, und that should "bti moatly whoat, oats or rye, some buck vhoat, and very rarely a littlo cracked corn. Two rations out of every threo bhould bo soft food mado of wheat bran, shorts, mashed potatoes 'and a little corn inoal. nil well stirred up together. If mixed up with milk instead of water it will lm greatly improved. Givo the scraps from the table tlirough the.day along with Uioir other rations. Seo to it that thoy havo green food of come doeoription and plenty of tresh wa ter. Green clovor and cnbbago loaves will be excetllonti also a littlo bono meal tn their mash, And gravel r.hould ulways bo within thhit reach. I3y forcing tho best pullois ia this way you will bo quit sura to Bot them to laying in tho fall, which, it properly housed and fed, thaywiHjontlDue through tho winter, when, ifi left o shift for themselves and )nakg a flow nnd scanty growth until cold Woatheri thoy Hro not likely to lay at all'tintil next spring. 1'nspli Culture.. fiatumril tip Ilrlefljr. A Boston, liortioultnrist of noto once 6 aid that poach culture is briofly summed Up oflojlovaj.jGood trees, good varie ties, goou6oii,ivora'bl8 positions, mod erate fertlllzdtSon, intelligent pruning (if any at all), death to tho borer, und if ilia- taiisoaaJijft propitious therowill bo libundnnt; crops. l'Unt a tree or uu or chard ertry yearj entdovra nnd burn up as soon, os tbo tree nnovra signs of decay. Throw Bway tlia knlfo jwd rely on fresh young tteea Which, bear freelytho second or third ywr, and eavtng tuts "irregular YrirOV which wa always havo had and tdwaya ehall have, aud, wt would (wld, cold, wttj maimers when the wood does not ri port, -tho poach la quite as sure a Crop 4 the pear, Inrrf Hi BEETS A3 FEED FOR COWS. Iiitcieiitliis nnd Conclusive f.xprrllncnts Mudn at tho Ohio Station. A bulletin issued by tho Ohio experi ment station gives tho results of nn experiment in feeding sugar beets to milch cows, mado lat winter, together with a summary of two similar experi ments, one made by tho station in 18S9 and one by tho farm department of tho Ohio .State University in 1871). In the last named experiment eight cows were kept under test for eleven weeks: in ISM) twelve cows for eight weeks, and in H'J0 twelve cows for nine weeks, tho cows in each case being weighed daily, as well as their feed anil mill;. In each of tho three experiments the cows ate more hay and more total dry matter when feeding on beets than on other foods (hay, meal and bran in 1S71), corn silage in 18ftll and 1 81)01, and in each case more milk was given from tho beets than from the other foods, but it is not yet demonstrated that the increase of milk was produced economically. For twelve years records have been kept on the farm now occupied by tho station which show that tho average yield of beets over this period has been nearly sixteen tons per acre, against an annual yield of about fifty-tivo bushels of shelled corn per acre. Hut a crop of lifty-iive bushels of shellod corn, with its fodder, will contain nearly twico as lunch dry matter as sixteen tons of beets, and thc.-i experiments indicate that, whether fed dry, as com meal and dry fodder, or as corn ensilage, tho dry mat ter of the corn crop will be found about as effective, pound for pound, as tho dry matter of the beet crop. It i possible to raise much more than sixteen tons of beets to the acre. One crop of two acres is reported at ;)7 tons per acre, and smaller areas have given still larger yields, but such crops rtspiiie very rich land and thorough culture. Whether it is possible to produce a pound of dry matter in beets as eco nomically an it can bo done in corn is not yet definitely settled, but tho probabili ties aie against it. A l.ood ll.it-ty I'enr. A fruit which has attracted attention as n promising p'jar of the early sort is tho Wilder, which is generally con ceded to be of better quality than most of the early tiiars. and not subject to rot at Hi'- core. I'rofcMir Van Deinan. United State' pomologist. stis- of it: "Aiming the i.i;lummer pears there is none that plea-'e- me better than this one, except that its size is rather small. IJut, like th" Seckel, what it lacks in size it make up in quality, though it is larg er tiiuu that v.irictv. It is a choice seedling found in Chautauqua county. N. Y. The original tree was partially grafted with scions of lhiffuin in 1S70 when it was yo.mg, and would never have borne any fruit, e.icept of this old variety, bad not lliree of the natural brandies been leit. ThcMi.bonr profuse ly, and the fruit, when fully colored, is quite attractive, it does not rot at tho core." Uriefly described, tho Wilder is in size small to medium: it is 1-11 shaped, irregular, a little angular; surl'.sco X Tin: wii.ur.it rr.AK. smooth, pale yellow ground with deep shading of brownish carmine; dots very numerous and small: b isin shallow, reg ular; eye nearly closed, sepals long and relies: apex rather abrupt, with a slight cavity; stem short; core closed, very small; eeds very small, narrow, point ed, dark: flesh very pale, whitish yel low, line grained, tender: flavor sub acid, spvighlly, much like Dartlett; quality very good. I Wlmt Apiarists Tell Ono Anotlier. San Diego county, Cal., expects a yield of nearly l,.riUO,000 pounds of honey this season. The editor of Tho American I3eo Jour nal says on the subject of feeding swarms in a honey blow to forward storing: When honey can be obtained from tho flowers it is useless to try to "feed" the bees in any other way. They prefer tho frosh nectar from the flora, and will gather and store it in the combs, and entirely ignore all tho "food" you placo before them. A beo keeper tells Colorado Farmer that "it appears now that tho Lang-stroth-Siuiplicity hive and frames, with tho oue-pieco-one-pound sections, is meeting the general idea of a 'standard. All the other improvements can bo at tached." An Iowa apiarist tells in gleanings in lteo Culturo how to water bevs. He says: "1 take u tub, tie a piece of burlap over it, put in a piece of brick or stone that will keep it down in the center, and then fill in with water until it comes up about one-third of the way on tho bur lap, which leaves a largo surface for the booa to alight on. It is only occasional ly that a beo gets diowned. Ono ad vantage of the tub is it does not need looking after except occasionally. Try it and be convinced." Professor Cook says on spacing: "1 have my frames about 1 i inches from center to center, and do not havo them lixed so as to bo just so far apart. 1 havo used thoso that wore spaced, and did not liko them. I can space with my cyo to suit mo best. A blight variation is not objectionable." -VsV 7 . PROFIT liN ANIMUS. A GRAY PERCHERON WITH A MANE LIKE A WOMAN'S HAIR. In tlir Illimtliillon Is NIiiihii Ono or tilt Most lloiiiitlfnl I'uiclim nns l;r Ini. ported Into Atnrrlmi Clyiloadiiloi anil lVrclieroli,. Wisconsin is u i ., ... ,ioted as a pro ducer of fine blooded horses, particularlj draft and farm stock. Wo present here with a picture of "Chaldean," of Wis consin, one of tho finest Percherons uvel imported into this county. Of the heaviei horses of improved breeds, none are sc showy as the full blood gray 1'erche.ron. Percheron and Norman horses come from ndjaeent districts of France, I'ercho and 2Jorniandy. As to tho merits of tho Clydes anil Percherons, the question is btill open, The Clydes are claimed to be fastet walkers and more hardy and less liable Is l.Ml'ultTlil) PCKl llKKd..'. to ailments than the Percherons. Kotli Percheron nnd Clydesdale blood is now. however, mi diffused tlirou'.di the west that the native stock is rapidly being en larged in size. There are already great numbers of Percherons on the farms in the west. They :'re shipped to tho chief to furnish the magnificent draft horse? now seen so commonly. The strength of "Chaldean" is shown in his magnificent flowing inane and tail. No weakling of a horse ever had a mane and forelock like that. They aro long and flowing as n woman's hair. Cults' lVct. Proper attention to the appearance of tho feet will dictate the treatment they require. Many defects of those parts, which are observable in tlii parents, and which may. in some degree, lie de nominated as hereditary, can doubtless be improved to a certain extent in the offspring. It i- very desirable that a foal should, at an eatly age, be accustomed ti h'ie his legs lmndl 'd and by degrees lit will, without being alarmed, suffer his feet to be taken up: when, if any littk ragged or uneven portions present them selves, tlvw may be removed with a drawing knif -. Many saudcracks in em bryo may thus be avoided, which, if once permitted to establish themselves aro accompanied with considerable trouble and inconvenience. When a brittle condition of tho hoof prevails, the foot should bo dressed two or three times a week- with tar ointment and the subject induced frequenllv to stand i.i wet clay. I Inequalities in the growth of the foot often require attention. If neglected it ' will sometimes happen that t lie foot ol tho foal is broken on one side: come-' qnently n greater portion of the weight of the p.nimi.l is tin-own on that side, j and if it continues to be worn down oris again broken the uneven beating I'anws tho leg to grow crooked. This will often occasion a hor.se to turn tho toe of out, foot in or out more than the other, ac cording as it is the inside or outside ot tho foot which has been reduced o: broken away. In fact, the form of 'ie leg is capable of much alteration by at- tention to that pari of the animal while ! in a growing state. Live Stock Record. 1 How In Subdue a Truss I)ik. A gentleman who has had a good deal of experience in the management of dog; j says that the most vicious brute can be-, conquered speedily by any powerful . odor, especially a pungent odor like am-1 monii". lie tells how ho once won a j wager on handling a dog that few per- I sons could approach. It was in a little ' town in Canada. The conversation be- ing on the subject of dogs, tho proprietor of tho inn where ho was stopping laid a wager that his visitor could not put lib I hands upon a dog chained up in tho back , yard. j "All right," said tho visitor, "but as a matter of precaution for the protection of my hands I will go upstairs ami put on a pair of gloves. "1 put on a pair of old buckskin gloves," sayu tho old gcntleiiijin in tell ing tho story, "and saturateii tho right hand with ammonia. Wo then went out to the dog, nnd at my approach he rushed from his kennel with open mouth. As soon as he got within reach I thrust out my right hand. Instead of biting it ho turned tail nnd ran into his kennel. Then 1 went to tho kennel, and puttiny my hand inside made him come out again. Tho secret of the matter is that a dog can't bito without drawing in hi breath, and as ho does so ho inhales the ammonia, which partially suffocates him and subdues for tho time being his bit ing propensity. Some dogs may be sub dned with cologne." New York Times. Sown Dvvourln Tliulr Young. in answer to a query from a reader Tho American Cultivator says: A fever ish condition of tho system is tho usual reason why sows eat thoir pigs, and this indicated excessive feeding either for milk or fat. As tho pigs were nine days old nnd growing finely when tho sow began eating them, sho probably wa. feverish from over accumulation of milk in her teats, In such condition a chunk of salt pork might relievo her teats by partly drying her up. it is often recommended, Imt wo never tried it and never had occasion to do so, Tho best rule is to btint tho sows in food about farrowing time and have what they eat consist mainly of slop, pasture and potato peelings. After all danger of fever has passed will bo time to give , food-that stimulates )arge inllWWi ft Buouu IN HOGS. Tlmt I Wlint Mullen tho Dlllcrrnrr, Other TIiIiikh ltrlni; Kqnnl. There is no questioning thu vnluo of tho corn orib cross in tho hog business. A liberal courso of feeding will inako a tolerably good hog out of a badly bred critter. Hut such a hog is mado at a very groat oxpensc. Wo often seo a few wiry headed, long nosed, long legged razor backs cotno into market with a load of slick, neat porkers. These "woods" hogs have come from the same lfighborhood with the respectable pork ers. The grain they ato cost just as much per bushel as that which went, to make up tho good hogs, and our razot back sells for half a cent a pound less than the good hog. Hut this is not all; tho scrub hog has been fed three months longer than the well in ed ono and does not weigh as much; so wo have n loss of one-half cent per pound, threo months' feed and the difference in weight as n result of keeping the scrub hog. Now this is no imaginary picture, but one that can be proved any day by a trip to South Omaha or any other large market, and by no end of evidence from practical hog feeders. It is tvnrcely possible that this difference in quality of hogs is a wanton piece of bad bleed ing on the part of farmers. No farmer is willing to breed aud feed hogs, or any other kind of stock, at a loss. We are confident that the mistake is in inatten tion to the hog stock. A great many l ai ineis think a hog is a hog no mat let how he is bred, and if neighbor Smith has a better lot of hogs it is because Smith "pours all his corn into them." 'Phis is a grand mistake. Neighbor Smith is in many cases a most economi cal fi eder, but he has a breed of hogs that has been born to produce flesh for generations, and the corn cone-.s out on the ribs instead of on the front end of the neck. The blood is what makes the difTcieuce. It costs comparatively nothing to get a thoroughly good stock of hogs. One thoroughbred sow. bred, costs about t?:!0. If she weie a scrub of low degree she would be worth , so the new blood costs $15, Our thoroughbred sow brings eight pigs, half and half. Anoth er litter in six months, and at the end ol the year five thoroughbred sows to far row and others coining on. Just think of it. For $l.'i you have fully stocked your farm with ih best hog blood in the country. You could not get so much pleasure out of that sslo if you drank it in red liquor. It wouldn't make over thirty good drink--, the ln-st you could do with it. and a herd of genuine live thor oughbreds is H constant source of intox icating pleasure. It is a very short .'k'hted and narrow policy which keep 1 he farm overrun with scrubs of any kind, nnd it is unpardonable that a scrub hog is kept when so small an out lay would rejlace it with a well bred one. Western tttockmati. Wcunlng 'olls. Although a maro may not yield much milk at the tim of her foal being taken from her, yet that which sho does give; U of a very nutritious quality, provided she is in good health: the loss must, con sequently, take effect upon her offspring, hence good keep is essential at this crisis. Hobust foals w.U consume nearly, if not quite four quarts of oats daily, up to which quantity tin y .should not be re stricted. The hay they will require is but trilling in amount. Uran mashes are or course to be included in their dietary, twice or three times a week, ac cording to the state of their bowels; and 1 would earnestly recommend that lin seed gruel should be given as their or dinary drink, at all events through the lirst winter, whether it bo given after ward or not. I have seen tho most marked advantages from the use of it. So small a quantity of linseed is sufli cient for the purpose that the trilling addition of expense incurred is not worthy of consideration compared with the benefit the young stock will exper ience. Tho Horse World. I'ohits of Interest. The mutton merino is now the sheep for breedeis to go in for. The man who possesses the most sheep ot any single owner in America is Hag gin, the California horse breeder. He has 100,000 sheep and this year sold $!(),. 000 worth of spring lambs. A Colorado trotting horse is named liusifuless-. Not ono render in a thous and would probably recognize in this new departure in spelling tho name of Alexander the ti rent's famous steed Uu eophalus. What nre we coming to? Cattle for western ranges want good, broad, strong feet. In looking for cattle to ho driven or shipped, therefore, do not purchase those with small, narrow, light colored hoofs. The native cattle of Honduras aro be ginning to attract attention from the fact that, except as to tlieir bonis, they present every point that the American Jersey cattle club requiro for registry in their herd book. The Honduras cows havo never received any care cr special feeding, yet th"ir milk is rich. The American Dairyman suggests that a great milk, butter and cheese tr- do might bo built up cheaply by some ono who would cross the Honduras cows with the pure Jersey. Central America presents no end of room for herds to grow up with tho country. Hunching there would havo the double advautngeof cheap labor and mild winters. In tho "absence of authoritative proof" they refuse to consider the United States freo from pleuio-pneumonia in Great Britain. They would really a lit tle rather wo would have pleuro-pneu-monia than not, thoso English, except tho jioor people who want our beef to cat. William Weaver, of North Dakota, has undertaken tlin work of crossing the buffalo with the domestic cow. Ho has selected for this purpose tho polled Angus cattle. Tho cross produces a long haired, shiny hide, which brings a high price in tho market, whilo tho restaurants pay more for the Vybrid meat than for the wild buffalo ileah. TESTING EOR BUTTER, 3IVING EACH PATRON OF A CREAM ERY HIS JUST DUES. I'Ihii Adopted by h rinn of Ilxperlenred Cieiiinory Men to find tho Amount of ' llilttnr Tut In tho .Si-i;irnln l.oM of Mlllt l urnlnlied tn Hiolil. Wo commenced um pTan of testing milk for butter fat April 1, 18!)(). Tak ing tho tests about onco per week, wo took fivo tests in April, and mado an average of tho fivo tests for a basis of ivieh patron. At tho end of tho month wo found tho churn had mado .0S8 per cent. (8 8-10 per cwt.) more butter than the test work indicated; thercforo wo added that percentage to each test, giv ing each patron his pro rata share of what tho churn mado more than tho test work indicated. The tests aro all made by number, tho IKirson making tho tests never knowing whose milk is being tested. After tho tests aro mado and reported the foreman of the creamery attaches tho patron's name to tho number: then tho work ia ready for tho bookkeeper. Tlii.i is done to remove any cnuso for suspicion of favoritism on the part of the patrons. We keep a daily record of the butter yield of tho creamery, and if we havo any suspicion that any one is dishonest we take a test immediately nnd they are credited by this test until anotlier is made. For April the lowest yield for any patron was :!.('.' pounds of lmtter for each 100 pounds of milk delivered, and the highest was 4.71 pounds of butter for each 100 pounds of milk received the last, receiving .11 per cent, moro per 100 pounds of milk than the first. This creamery is operated on the divi dend plan, the patrons paying us four cents a pound for making tho butter. On the old plan of paying by the 100 pounds of milk each patron would havo re ceived sixty-seven cents per 100 pounds for his milk: as we paid by the test the lowest received lifty-seveii and seven eighths rents per 100 pounds, nnd the highest seventy-three cents per 100 pounds. We are now using the Patrick or Iowa station test, and like it well. The following is tho percentage of cream and of butter fat in fourteen sam ples of milk, the milk having been al lowed to stand until the civam raised and was measured: then it was tested with Patrick's test: I'er Cent. I'er Cent. by Tut or Cream. rick"sTent. 1 17 S.fiO 2 IS 8.K3 a is 8.40 i 08 8.00 a is 8 00 0 10 8.00 " II 8.S0 R 17 4.30 17 8.SB m S.S0 ii io :i.ni 18 10 8.30 13 10 4 05 U 10 3.70 Wo give you this to show the unreli ability of cream as sin indication of the butter value of milk. We do not think wo have reached per fection with otir test work. There are .some points open to criticism, but we shall try to improve as fast as we can, feeling sure wo nio working in the right direction. Hurler Urns, in Creamery Journal. .Mill, fur Crenuieries. The quality of feed determines to some extent tho quality of the milk. Green fodder is fed with better effect on the quality of butter after being wilted a day or t wo. See that the cows have a liberal sup ply of pure cold water. As well might a cook expect to make good, palatablo porridge out of must- oatmeal aud stag nant water as to get pure, sweet fla vored, whole.-ome milk out of niuaty feed anil foul drink consumed by a cow. See that the cows havo access to salt every day. They best know when to help themselves. Let the cows be saved from annoyance nnd worry. Any harsh treatment that excites a cow lessens the quantity aud injures tho quality of her yield. Where practicable let the cows bo milked regularly as to time, and by the same person. The udder should bo well brushed and then rubbed with a coarse towel before milking. The milk should bo carefully strained immediately after tho milking is com pleted. Thorough airingof the milk for a fow minutes by dipping, pouring or stirring will improve tho flavor of tho butter. When set for the rising of the cream milk should bo at a temperature of about t'O (legs, F, When deep setting pails aro used tho water in the tank should be kept as near degs. F. as possible. Milk cans should bo washed in cold or tepid water first, then rinsed in boiling water before thoy aro exposed to be ailed. The addition of n littlo soda and borax to the hot water will increase its cleansing properties. Prof, ltobertson, in Farm, Stockman and Home. Aernthic Milk. It does seem as if kindred interests and common senso would dictate to the patrons of the onco per day cheese fac tories some concerted plan about uni form milk care and delivery. Where tho milk goes twice per day to tho factory it gets shaken up on the road, and tho maker has to, by 8 p. m. whore ho can, givo it uniform treatment, and a certain amount of aeration. With tho onco per day delivery plan the caro of the night's milk devolves upon the patron, and eight out of every ton of them resolve to do as littlo as possible for tho best keeping of tlie milk. If there was an immense job of labor connected with tho homo caro of the night's mess thoio would bo somo is cuse, but with a twenty-live cent ther mometer and a big dipper ono can aerate a big can of milk, and know that the temperature has been reduced a cer tain number of degrees, and insure almost absolutely a good keening condi tion of tho milk, John Uould, Winnings of ii Tin undo. H would bo a great advantage to all con cerned If penplo could realize Hint tho tor nado proper is nn exceedingly daflnite and unmlstnknblo phenomenon; that it doei not roino upon a house like a stroke nl lightning, unseen ami unheralded. In stances Hre by no means rare where the funnel bus been sten advancing directly over a person, ntnl lins been racily avoided by rniiuitig to the north or north west. On tho south fclilo ot the path there are indraughts extending to quite a ilisjaiire; so that It is generally nsfer. un less the track of the tornado is seen lobe rptite to tho north ot the observer, for one tn run to thu northwest, but never to the northeast, or cast, ns that Is in the line of the tornado. Persons have stood within ISO feet of the tornado on the north side, and have felt nn unusual disturbance. His admitted, how ever, that this re'iuires no uuusunl cour age. Let the people of tho west look upon this phenomenon more in the light of It great peculiarity and wonderful nature a nature which has absolutely nn piirnllel. mil one the study of which must be for years to come of the highest importance, flio wisest philosopher lias hardly begun to get an inkling of Its formation; and thoso who nro so minded can, by a careful observation and lecerd, help In obtaining and formulating the facts regarding tlm extraordinary appearance. Science. 1 III) S J I It C'otloli Tree. Thu tree depleted in the reprint hero presented from Warden and Forest is u flna specimen ot the. silk cotton tree of the West Indies, which botanists cull erioden dron anfiHelnoMuin. The generic nnmo i formed from two Greek words meaning .vool and tree, und was given to it on ac count of the brown wooly substance whii h surrounds the seeds, while the specilic nemo, which means tho bending in and out jf a road or path, was bestowed upon the tree on account of its great si.c, which jiade it easier to divert a road round the runk than to cut down tho tree. The specimen here illustrated stands in front of the town house of Nassau, wliern !t was planted probably in the enrly da if the settlement, of the island, as the brunches have attained a spread of 150 feet, while a in in walking round the buttresses which support tho trunk, and which u re well shown in our illustration, must make titty p ire,. The silk cotton tree is the larir est inhabitant of thu Caribbean forests The fruit is a lurge, woodv, round, obtusi ciq sule, cotisi-.t ing of live cells ami split-I THD SII.K IOTTOV 1I1LE AT N ss W. ting open by live v.-iImm, each cell contain ing a number of broad seeds surrounded by durk brown cotton similar in character to that of the cotton plant, which botan ically is nearly related to this tree. The silk cotton tree grows very rapidly. Its imposing si.e and trre.it beauty, and possibly the belief that the woolly append age of the '.'eil might prove of greater value than it bus turned out to be, attract ed the attention and excited the wonder of travelers in the enrly days of the discovery of the New World. IHiedo y Vnliles. w ho landed in Sun Uomiugo in l.Mt and unite the earliest account of the natural history of America, wu the first author to men tion it, and from Oviedo's day to the pres ent thu silk cotton tree has been described more or less in detail by every author who has written of the natural features and irodnctions of tho West Indies mid thj .snniiih main. UIiiiIkiiIi and lll;ri- l'resere. Well rub, skin and cut up a sufficient quantity ot rhubarb, not tooyoiiiiK. Wei;. I it, ami to every pound of rhubarb hIIo--three-iUartei-N of n pound of sugar, wine should lie well crushed. Put all touctht in a large pan and let it stand all niu'ln next day put it into a preservinu pun win one pound of ginger chips. Iiofl one bum This makes mi i xcellent preserve, the gin i,er givirg just the flavor required to rlii. barb, which i'i apt to be ri'lier iusipi done In Tnun nnd Hamlet. The feeds of intermittent anil bUiou remit tent finer Kcruiinatc nnd Loar evil fruit. No eonuiiutilty ens nltoyuther escaped it. In pop ulous wards of larir 1 1 1 ie- bail sowage cnuies it, and in their sulurli stagnant pools in sunk en lots breed It. There ts t once a remedy and a 1110 ms of prevention. Its name, is Hos teller's stomach Hitter, which is without pir .1 out lire, the moil potent antidote in exis tence to tho malarial virus. Korlitled ith this incomparable, saviui; specilic, mia.-matic ilitluences niny be eniountered witii absolute impuiilt). Ulsordera of tho ntumncli, liver and boweK becoltin by miasuia-tninte.it wat er, or any othor cause. sulcuuiIi to the bini'!! i cut conecthe named and rheumatic, kidney and bladder troubles are surely romovablo by Its use when it ismveu a i-orsistoiit-trtul. rorOer riflv Yours Mil'. Wissi.ow's SnoTIIINO SvillT lias been used for children Utlhine. It soothes the child, softens tho gums, allays all pain, cures wind colic, and Is tbo best remedy for Iiiar rli'iii. Twunt-lhc cent a buttln. Sold by ill druiTKlsts throughout tho world. i:ei-yonehl-.ould remember that by the loHsi.f health, ei ovinem and happiness soon follow. Check, tho slightest coukH or cold by uslni; Adanisnn's Itotann Couuli Italsjm, in -conlinK to directions pruned upon tho Intel of thu bottle. Tho Importance, of purifying tho blood can not tie overestimated, for without pure blood you cannot enjoy good health. At this season neailj tnery one needs .1 nood incdlctuo to puritj, Ml.ilize, and enrich tho blood, and Hood's Karsap.iriUa Is worthy your contldenre. It Is peculiar 111 that it strengthens and builds up tho system, creates an appetite, and tones tho iliuentlon, whilo it eradicates disease, (iive it a trial. Hood's S.irsjp.ntllj h sold hyalliliugglts, 1'ieparcil by C. 1. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. OO Doses Ono Dollar COMPOUND EXTnACTy j Cheap Giiiii; : R-f r ho.m h, if. 1 1 - tt v 1 um, tVtMIr ,f yi-i.. , ,i Jt i.i i , i i i i "inn hh ii ii'mI (UhL-f m.iih fi. t'conomtcft in i worno ih.m eitriivH i .1 Sanford's Giiv.or oontnlnlnij mnonn Hn ltiu'rcllentn V portnl Khucrund tlio purr , t of i hrmicly, lnntantly relieve" clioleru Mini pnlna, nnd every miminer I'' i tl",d ntrojii dl.oao RrrM" ' it i pcrnplratloti, breaks i b i fecr, overcomes exbnUs. i r promotes sleep, nml wards on Ii und epidemic Influent! a. Nohoi.i. is Ktfe fit tins firfinnn without it. RpV7arp' ' '"':,Pt worthii "i.titu UGWC1I Rt-incer-, wlilrli are nrtr. , -k for S'v rnnii's flivr.nn, wi i n I i, nmrk on tin- wr.ipi r, .nd taku n . 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