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CHAB, U. MOREAU, Editor sod Proprietor, GREAT-GREAT GRANDMA. Her portrait shows us how she looked In her lace and satin, (Ino to see. * But skirt so scant, and waist so short, And such n bonnet —Oh, dear me! I wonder how she conld dress so. My great-great-grandma long ago. A famous housekeeper was she; Could spin, ami weave, ard hake, and brew; She doctored all the family. And made their soap and candles, too. There wasn't much she didn't know — My great-great grandma, long ago. We have the sampler that she worked In silk so beautifully fine; Though she was Just a little girl The Flitches aren’t a bit like mine. Do you suppose she loved to sew— My great-great-grandraa, long ago? I love to look at her today, In prim stiff curls, and dress so queer; She smiles In such a lovely way I'm sure she must have been a dear. Oh, how I should have liked to know My great great-grandma, long ago. —Ellen Manly, in Good Housekeeping. THE HUMMING BIRD. A pretty little story of a humming bird is told by a lady who saw what sho reports. There was a butternut tree In front of a window where she sat. at work. The bird built her nest on a limb that grow near the window, and Ilic lady could look right Into the j nest. "One day,” she says, "there was a heavy shower coming up. and we thought we would see if she covereu her neat during the storm. When the first drops fell she came and took In her bill one of two or three large leaves growing close to the nest, and laid this leaf over so that It complete ly covered the non. Then she flew away. On looking at the leaf we found a hole In It, and In the side of the nest was a small stick, to which the leaf was fastened. After the storm was over the old bird came hack and unhooked the leaf, and the nest waa perfectly dry.” IN MY BACK YARD. Every one else seems to have seen ants and frogs and birds anil other curious creatures do all sorts of won derful things, Just as If the little In sect and animal folk chose out certain ones before wnom to perform their cunning deeds. Till today I did not consider myself one of the favored few. I had always watched till my eyes ached, and nothing unusual had happened. Hut today I went out In my back yard. It is a strange hacs yard to me, for I have Just moved in front of It. It Is at present very or dinary, overgrown with weeds, and with only a very pitiful apology of a garden. There Is In It a small patch if freshly worked soil, where the for mer tenants hail pulled up their po tatoes. It was hakeu with the sun, anil uninteresting looking. I went there to plant a peach pit. And this Is what I saw; A small black ant, very ordinary looking—there were thousands like her In the potato patch —dragging a dead green grasshopper five times as long as she and many times ns stout. She walked backward, dragging the grasshopper—very, very fast., Indeed. She had a firm grip on his shoulder with her teeth, or what go for teeth In an ant. She dragged him over hummocks that must have seemed mountains to her. and some times she slowed up a little os thougn she were tired. Finally she bumped Into a stone an Inch high. She climb ed up the stone, trying to drag her burden, hut he was too much for her. She left him at the foot of the stone, and went off to find help. She told another ant about it, and the two scur ried back to the grasshopper. The two of them tugged, one pulling and one pushing, both working together. They did not succeed in pulling the burden over the stone. So the first ant went over the ter ritory all about the stone and found It comparatively le.ei, so sho went back and pulled the grasshopper around the foot of the stone and on again. Finally she landed him outside an ant hole, which looked like a tiny ’ave In a little hump of dirt. Then sho went Inside anti told the family that sho had been off hunting and had brought, down an immense grasshop per. They all came tumbling out of their front door In a hurry, and ex amined the grasshopper with great hi larity. Then they turned him round fact first and pulled his hind legs Into the cave, and then a half dozen pushed and ho began slowly to disappear. I wonder what they did next? —New York Tribune. BABY MAY'S RIDE “Frankie. I wish you would put baby Into the cab, and take her for a rid ', while I am washing llila morning.” "Can’t 1 draw her in my little wag on, mamma? I’m tired of pushing that old cab.’’ “I’m afraid you might tip her over, sounle.” "No, I won’t, mamma. I’ll be bo careful! I’ll go just as slow and easy! Please, mamma?" So mamma put Baby May Into the little red express wagon, and tucked pillows all around her. Very careful ly Frankie drew her out of the yard, and down the meadow lane to the big oak. There he pulled the wagon Into the shade, and left Baby May squeal ing with delight at a red squirrel scampering along the fence, while he ran on down the hill for a cluster of the lovliest blue asters! When he came back, dear me! there was Baby May all tangled up in a raspberry hush. She had climbed out of the wagon In her eagerness to get the “pltty kitty" on the fence, and had soon come to grief. Frankie placed his small passenger In thfr wagon again, much to Bauy May’s disliking, who screamed and kicked In a very unbecoming manner. As often as he loosed his hold on her, so often she scrambled out, until the little boy was in despair. How should he ever get her home again! As he stood thinking, he noticed an empty nail keg under the fence. Jim, the chore boy. bad brought It down one day with salt for the cattle. Why not put baby Into that? Just the thing! She couldn’t climb out of it! It was some time, however, before Frankie succeeded In getting little sis ter to see what a delightful thing It would be to ride In a nail keg; but at last she submitted to being squeezed into her new coach. Upright In the wagon stood the keg. and from the top peeped Just the tip of baby's white sunbonnet. Frankie laughed at the funny eight as be start- cd the express en its way. and the lit tie passenger crowed with glee. They wore making a careful turn on the top of the hill, when the wheel nettled into a nit. Frankie gave the tongue a midden Jerk to start the coach, when, all in an instant, over tipped the keg, quite out of the wagon, and rolled away down the hill. Oh, oh! Oh. dear, oh, dear, dear! What would become of Baby May? The frightened little man started oft in pursuit. Farter and faster rolled the keg. until baby's’ white sunbonnet was only a twinkling streak shooting away to th fort c / t* :• hill. Wa i Iltt'o sis ter killed? Fiankio <on Id 'hear no noise exrept the bump, bump of the rolling coach. On and on It sped, until, down in the hollow, long before Frankie caught up, It stopped In a mud puddle. Then from Inside the keg came such a pierc ing wall that Frankie’s heart was cheered. Baby May surely was olive! A moment more, and he had rescued the dilapidated passenger, tier strange rido hud so surprised her that she had not remembered to cry until It was all over, and then her small lungs were exercised with energy. It was a sorrylooking, mud-bedrag gled. and tear-slalned little figure that Frankie clutched bravely In his short arms as he tolled up the hill. There were scratch,s and bruises on Baby May's face and hands, and her pma dress had been torn on a nail. Frankie placed her tenderly In the cart again, where she sat quietly while ho very, very carefully drew her home. —Mary E. Morrill, In Sunday School Times. HUNTING THE HORNETS. Bearing Intense pain without show ing the least sign of it is a well known Indian characteristic. They are taught It from childhood. Some of the North Pacific Coast tribes used to cm ploy a peculiar way of touching stoic ism to their boys. A hunter who had found a large hornet’s nest In the forest would In form the villagers. Then all the boys flora about seven to sixteen years of age would meet and select a leader, Path boy gathered a supply of sticks and ston a. and on the next rainy dny —for hornets are at home on such days—(he boys, divested of every par title of clothing, even their moccasins, followed the hunter-guide and march id forth to battle with the hornet*. Many of the older people, myself once among the number, accompanied them to see the sport, but kept at a respect ful distance when the battle began. When the boys arrived at the spot, the leader placed Ins young warriors around the neat In the most advan tageous positions for the attack When all was ready he gave the signal, and the air was soon filled with sticks and stones. It did not lake long for the hornets to ascertain whence the missiles came, aral they at once began to defend their nest. The naked bodies of the boys fur nished the hornets a fine opportunity for revenge, and they Improved It vig orously. It was ignominious for any boy to retreat until the nest was entirely de molished; when that occurred, the leader gave the signal anil all returned to the village. Two of the boys were mi btindod that th y had to be led home. When a boy cried or showed any sign of pain—and a hornet’s sting Is fearfully painful—his companions and the older warriors cried; “ Shem —ahem —mlka—t-e-e-nas—ml- ka tenas clutchaman —mlka wake rnamook skukum tum-tum!” ("Shame ■—shame —you are a baby—you are a girl—you will never make a war rior.") Such treatment has n wonder ful tendency to make stoics. The boys wont to their tcepes. where their many wounds wore dressed by their mothers, and In a short time were all right again.—Youth's Com panion. The Making of Marbles. Nearly all the agate marbles that wear holes In the pockets of all schoolboys on earth are made In the State of Thuringia, Germany, says the Philadelphia Public Ledger. On win ter days the poor people who live In the village gather together small square stones, place them In moulds something like big coffee mills, and grind them till they are round. The marbles made In this way are the com mon china, painted china, glazed china anti imitation agates. Imitation agates are made from white stone and are painted to represent iho pride of the marble-player's heart—the real agate. The agate printed china marbles are of plain white stone, with lines cross ing each other at right angles painted upon them. Glass alloys are blown by glassblowers In the town of Lauscha. Germany. The expert workmen take a piece of plain glass anil another bit of red glass, heat them redhot, blow them together, give them a twist, and there is a pretty alley with the red and white threads of glass twisted In side In the form of a letter S. Largo twisted glass? alleys with the figure of a dog or sheep Inside are made for very small boys anti girls to play with. Hut the marbles that arc most prized are the real agates. Diamonds and Eyes. The latest seml-medlcal theory Is that the fashion of wearing so many large diamonds is Injurious to tho eyesight. This theory Is not likely to be agreeable to those ladles who rejoice In large "fenders,” otherwise tiaras; but as the Injury Is done not to tho eyes of the wearer, but to the peo. pie who surround her, It is possible (hat she may console herself with an adjusted-to-datc version of the old saying; “Others must suffer in order that I may look beautiful." However, the thing cuts two ways, for If others suffer from her diamonds sho Is sure to suffer from theirs. The effect produced on the eyes Is said to be somewhat like that of the electric light—a sense of bedazzle ment anil strain which Is hardly no ticeable at first, but tends to become marked. How Smoke Is Utilized. In Brussels, Malines and other Bel gian towns a novel method of not only getting rid of smoke, but turning It to good account, has recently been employed. The smoke Is driven by a ventilating fan Into a filter filled with porous material, over which a contin uous stream of petroleum, benzine, al cohol. or some liquid hydrocarbon flows. The result Is that the smoke is entirely suppressed, while the filter yields a gas of great heating power, which can be used for domestic pur poses and for driving gas engines. The filtering material Itself also be comes a good combustible during the process. St. Louis is the center of the stick candy trade of tbs United States. THE SHELL. Silence—a deeper sea— Now sunders thee, Save from tha primal tocj— Thy mother's moan. Within her waves hadst thou No voice as now; A life of exile long Hath taught thee song. —John B. Tnhb. In Scribner’s Maga zine, Hn Excnange. Cupid's Accounting For a Lott Puree. "I hato everything In the wo Id,” assorted the girl, sweeplngly am! de fiantly. “everything and everybody ex cept of course, you. Aunt Hester.” ''Kitty, dear don't talk so wickedly,'* replied a voice so feeble and tired, though sweet, that there was no need to he told Aunt Hester was 111. "It's quite true,” repented Kitty, ' ! do hate everything. I hate never hav- Ing any money and living In these two poky little rooms, and not being able to take you abroad, which (he dorter says would very likely make you well again, and having to slave day a'ler ilay teaching those horrid children who never seem to learn anything. I loathe It nil! I can't help not helms patient like you, Auntie, and If It Is wicked to hate things, why then I must he wicked.” The girl stopped, completely out of breath, and the elder woman sighed hut said nothing. She knew how hard the poverty of their lives was to the pretty girl of eighteen who had youth’s natural desire for pleasure anil pretty things. She understood how Irksome It was to Kitty to teach three dull children for five hours dally for the munificent sum of £l4 a year, which money, with the addition of a very small annuity of hors, was all they had to live on. She knew, too, belter than her niece, better even than the doctor, that so fur as she was concern ed, It would soon ho over, that not even the visit to.Swllzerland, so easily advised, so Impossible to obtain, would make very much difference or very materially lengthen the days before Kitty would he left to fight the battle of life alone. "Only £50,” she went on bitterly. "I have worked It all out. For £SO we could both go to I ausnnne for ton weeks. You know that pension where Lizzie stayed; they would take the two of us for £3 a week; that would leave plenty for the journey. Fifty pounds! less than heaps of women spend on one dress! I call it hateful —horribly —unfair. Why should we have noth ing and others so much?” She made for the Park, and ns she was walking along one of Its most deserted paths her foot knocked against a stone, which she kicked Im patiently away. The softness of the stone struck her, and she looked down to find sho was kicking a purse. She picked it up and examined It carefully. It was nearly new, of green leather, curiously worked with black, and the monogram, “A. K.,” stamped In gold In one corner. “It Is bo light there ran bo nothing In It," she salil to herself, and open ed It. A shilling and four pennies fell Into her hand, and then some pieces of folded paper, five Hank of England notes for £lO each. There was no one near. Kitty's head swam, her eyes grew misty, she felt sick and faint as the temptation unfolded itself to her. Hero was the exact sum need ed to restore Aunt Hester to health; there was no name In the purse, no clew to the owner; surely, since It had come to her at that moment when she so much needed £SO, It must have been sent by Providence. Surely It would bo only right for her to keep It. Thus she reasoned, knowing the weakness of her arguments, realizing, but refusing to consider, that she con templated committing a theft. And after the theft lies would be necessary for If Aunt Hester had the faintest Idea how the money was obtained, she would certainly refuse to even touch It, and would Insist on making every effort to find Its owner. If Miss Ormond had not been the most simple-minded and unsuspecting of women she would never have be lieved that Mrs. Harper, the by-no means rich mother of her niece’s pupils, would give her a present of £SO. for this was the very feeble lie by which Kitty accounted for her pos session of the money. Miss Ormond was anxious to write and thank the lady, but Kitty averred that Mrs. Har per bad made a condition she should receive no thanks for her gift, and Miss Ormond, Into whose guileless mind so shadow of suspicion entered, obeyed, though a little unwillingly. “Such a magnificent, such a princely gift,” she kept on murmuring gently. "It seems so rude and ungrateful for mo not to thank her, but of course we must do as she wishes. I hope, Kitty, you said how deeply grateful wo both are." A week later and the dingy lodgings were left and aunt and niece started for Switzerland. Aunt Hester bore the Journey very well, and they were soon Installed In a comfortable pen sion overlooking the azure waters of I-ake Leman, on the other side of which In snow-clad majesty the peak ed Alps keeps guard. Then suddenly one dny when they had been In Lausanne for six weeks, and Kitty congratulated herself that her aunt was so much better she had not sinned In vain, the end came. Aunt Hester returned from a walk, felt tired, nud went to lie down. In two hours the suave little Swiss doctor was assuring the almost frantic Kitty that nothing could have saved Miss Or mond. “If all your famous London doctors had been here. Mademoiselle, they could have done nothing. Her heart failed suddenly. 1 sympathize much with you.” Mrs. Allen, the lady with whom she lived, was so sorry for the lonely girl that she always asked her to join any little entertainment that took place. Kitty never accepted these kindly meant Invitations. She was so un happy that she had no heart for any thing of the kind. One evening, how ever, she relented. A small musical party was to bo given and one of the pupils, a girl of whom Kitty had be come very fond, begged her to accept Mrs. Allen's Invitation to Join It. “My brother, who Is staying at Lau sanne now. is coming,” she said proudly. “Ho sings splendidly, and you play accompaniments so well that I want you to play his. I told Mrs. Allen I would Implore you to come. Do, there’s a darling. You needn’t stay down stairs all the evening If you are tired, only I do wart you to hear Arthur sing and see him too, he Is Just perfect!” For Janie thought there was no one In the world fit to compare with her eldest brother. Kitty acceded to the earnest request, though when she found herself In the drawing room that evening she was almost eorry she had given In. There was no help for It then, however, and she bowed gracefully to the tall, dark young man who was immediately In troduced to her by bis enthusiastic sister. "Miss Ormond Is going to play your accompaniments, Arthur," she said Impetuously. “She plays beautifully, and 1 have told her all about your wonderful singing.” Tbe man smiled. “I am afraid-my little sister talks too much,” he said. “She Is so proud of my singing that she expects every one to be equally enthusiastic!" During the evening ho asked his sister why Miss Ormond looked s-j unhappy, and she told him that MUs Ormond had brought her aunt out to I ausanne hoping thereby to restore her health and how sho had died sud denly. “The poor thing Is quite alone in the world, and very poor," Janlo con tinued. “so Mrs. Allen asked her to live with her. She must have love.] that aunt awfully, because It Is more than two years since sho died, and Miss Ormond always lias that sad ex pression.” Tlic young man found that Janie had by no means exaggerted Miss Ormond's playing powers, and al though not at all Impressionable, be could not help feeling Interested in the beautiful, sad. and apparently friendless girl, lie stayed In Lau sanne for some time, and very often saw his sister, and always managed to see Mins Ormond at the same time. “Kitty, dear." he said tenderly, “why are yon so much astonished? You must have known I loved you. My poor little girl, all alone In the world. Janie has told me nil about your troubles, and now I am going to make yon happy again. You arc too young and pretty to have that sad face al ways.” "I can't.“ sho murmured hroklngly. "1 love you, oh. yes, I love you, but I can never marry you nor any other man!" The anguish In her voice and face was so Intense that the man looked at her In astonishment. “What Is It, my darling? Why do you talk so strangely? Why, It you love mo. can't you marry me? You apeak as If you had committed a crime!" "So I have,” she answered, and It was his turn to start back and ex claim, "Kitty, what do you mean?" "Listen." she said miserably, and then sho tells her story. • ; Her eyas wore on the ground, and she did not see tho curious light in his. "It Is odd there was exactly the £SO yon wanted, no more, no loss," he ob served quietly, to her astonishment “There v as something else," she an swered, “n " Hut ho Interrupted her: A shilling and four pennies were In It as well; tho purse was green worked with black, and A, K. was stamped In gold In one corner." “A K." sho cried. “Arthur King! It was your purse. Oh, let go! Let me go, let mo never tec you again!" Ho hold her firmly. “My darling, the money Is nothing to mo ineomparlson with what you have suffered. I am glad you had tho money, glad that through mo you were able to give your aunt a little happi ness at tho end. And for yourself, Kitty, you must be happy again now. After all, you used my money, and It Is only fair you should give me some thing In exchange.” “I have nothing to give, at least hardly anything. I have only been able to save £lO. Oh, Arthur, how yon must hate me!” “I don't want money, Kilty. You can give mo the only thing In the world that I want, and that la " Sho looked at him In wonderment. “Yourself,” he finished, and she said no more.—New York News. SHOWING DOGS. How Amateur Breeders Make Their Worst Mistakes. There is no reason why any woman well informed as to dogs should not win her fair share of honors. One great trouble with women exhibitors (and not a few men) Is lack of Judg ment where a favorite dog is concern ed. Someone gives them, or they buy, a puppy from a well-known ken nel, and, of course, the puppy has a pedigree. To a novice, pedigree is about all that Is thought to bo neces sary. So soon as the puppy Is old enough It Is sent to a big show, where its owner calmly, or otherwise, awaits the blue ribbon, which, in her case, she confidently believes to be her un doubted due In about ninety-nine cases, this particular canine maref does not even get a plain "C,” Where upon the confident owner gets tearful or furious or both. Pedigree must bo supported by indi vidual quality in order to win on the bench. The unbiased and trained eyes of the Judge are looking for qual Ity, which must be present If an ani mal Is to win. In the Judge’s mind Is a picture of the ideal perfect dog, as set forth by the adopted standard for i that particular breed, and only animals j rather closely approaching that tra [to serious consideration. Few green owners rightly understand this scor ing, and fewer yet can fairly Judge their own dogs, because they are so luim oi tne animals as to bo blind to what may be blaring Imperfections. —From the breeding and Showing of Dogs by Women, by Miss Lillian C. Mocran, In Outing. A Historic Hitching Post. One of the oldest signs In Washing ton is the cast iron figure of a China man, about three and one-half feet In height, that stands In front of a livery stable on Sixth street north west between Pennsylvania and Louis iana avenues. It has been there since 1862, and Is one of the familiar land marks of the city. During the civil war Gens. Grant. McClellan, Hooker and others, who patronized this stable a great deal, tied their steeds to this hitching post, and since then other distinguished personages have had occasion to use this post during every presidential In auguration that has occurred since Lincoln's second term. Asa matter of fact, this much of Sixth and Louisiana avenues Is a his toric locality in more than one sense. It was on the corner of this street and Louisiana avenue that Gen. Rob ert E. Lee bade farewell to his old commander, Gen. Winfield Scott, when the former withdrew from the Union army to Join that of the Confederates. During the first two years of the war Ocn. McClellan and others came here regularly to purchase and Inspect horsFs, It being at that time a sort of horse market. —Baltimore American. Diplomacy sometimes consists of saving nctht-vr at the right time. A WASHINGTON EDUCATION. Effect Upon the Country Lad of a Gov ernment “Job." fn the country towns throughout the Slates and Territories, a government job In Washington, be the term ever so brief Is tho goal of more than one youthful ambition, and In the eyes of most small town folk tho chief end, use and purpose of a Representative or a Senator Is to secure as many “snaps" of this sort as he can for those who elected him. Thus it is that In all of the departments of the govern ment located in this city, there are some several thousands of young men and young women from the country districts and small towns who arc serving the government in every ca pacity, from a laborer to doorkeeper. They are hero, some of them, for six months, and others for four years, dur ing which they learn more from prac tical experience and observation than they would in double the same period In any college or university. Even at the worst, the young man from a small town who has served the government in Washington returns to his homo at the end of bln term of service more liberal minded, better in formed, more refined in manners, and of better address than when he left. It is a distinct gain all around, and in this way tho capital docs more toward educating the masses and lilting young people for the duties and de mands of modern civilized life than all the universities combined. Tho young man who comes to this city from some small town Is at once thrown in contact with people from every quarter of the United Stales, as well as from abroad, people of every shade of religious faith and political creed, so that one of the very first things that he learns on reaching the capital is that toleration and respect for the beliefs and opinions of others lu one of the abiding virtues of the modern man of the world. He soon finds that his own narrow field of thought and the everlasting round of discussion of things religious and political of those of his native vil la,-’-’ do not Interest the people wham he meets in the capital and who live In a larger world, and, finally, when Ids term lias ended, in returns home with higher ulms, dls ntiafled with his own lack of knowledge and Informa tion. Tlic "gnv'ment Jib” has boon the Lest tiling that ever happened to him; it has awakened him to n sense of his own shortcomings, and of how little he really know and amounted to. When lie tries once more to settle down to the old life, the ambitions that have sprouted and taken root In his mind during his sojourn in the capital spur him forward to higher and bettor things that otherwise would never have occurred to him. Thus, while the universities are finishing those whoso minds were first stirred to action by a short stay in the capital, the government and the City of Washington, combined, have quietly and slowly come to be the greatest educational factor and Insti tution in America. Not only are those who spend a short time In this city In the employ of the government improv ed, hut they carry Improvement back With them to their native villages, where they act as a healthy and wholesome leaven to the dull and lethargic life of their neighbors. Car negie and others may endow scholar ships, but nothing will over equal tho government and Washington as popu lar educators.—-Washington Post CARDIFF GIANT. The True Story of a Moet Remarkable Deception. •The true story of a Remarkable Deception” Ik the sub-title of a paper on the above topic by the Hon. An drew D. White In the Century. In this study of human credulity, Ambassa dor White, who, by the way, pronounc ed the “giant" a fake from the start, has this to say of the origin of the deception, by which thousands were "taken In.” The catastrophe now approached rapidly, and soon affidavits from men of high character In lowa and Illinois established the tact that the llgure was made at Fort Dodge, in lowa, of a great block of gypsum llmrc found; that this block was transported by laud to the nearest railway station. Iloone, about forty-live miles distant; that on the way the wagon conveying It broke down, and that, as no other could ho found strong enough to hear the whole weight, a portion of the block was cut off; that, thus diminish ed, It was taken to Chicago, where a German stone-carvcr gave It final shape; that, as it had been shortened ho was obliged to draw up the lower limbs, thus giving It a strikingly con traded and agonized appearance; that the under side of the figure was groved and channeled, that It should appear to be wasted by age; that 11 was then dotted or pitted over with minute pores by means of a leaden mallet faced with steel needles; that It was stained with some preparation which gave It an appearance of great age; that It was then shipped to a place near Binghamton. New York, and finally brought to Cardiff, and there burled. It further came out that Hull, In order to secure his brother in-law, Farmer Newell, as his ranted oroto in buying the statue, had sworn him to secrecy, and In order that the family might testify that they had never heard or seen anything of the statue until It had been unearth ed, he had sent them away on a little excursion covering the time when It was brought and hurled. All these facts were established by affidavits from men of high character in lowa and Illinois, by the sworn testimony of various Onondaga farmers and men of business, and finally by the admis sions, and even boasts of Hull himself. “Crazes” For Games. The three most popular games of the last twenty years have all required more or less physical skill, and all originated In England. Others, en titled to little serious notice perhaps, but which have assumed the position of definite “crazes’ for a considerable time, are “tlddley winks," “plllowdex” and now ping pong. This last was first played In England with rubber balls. All the ping pong material used in this country. It Is said. Is made by one New England firm who secured trademark and copyright on this side of the water and started the "craze*' that has since swept the States.—New York Tribune. ‘ Consumptives In Germany. Thote arc In the German empire 226,000 persons afllcted with pulmon ary consumption and other forms of tuberculous diseases. ■ - Any doctor wl.l tell you that a lin gering Illness only comes to the poo po who have money. CARE OF PIGS. Pigs when fed ground barley, oats, rye and shorts mixed will grow right along and when put on corn alone will fatten rapidly. They ought to be ready, for market when about eight months old and will weigh from 300 to 850 pounds apiece If of good size. TO PREVENT BLOATING. A writer In Dairy and Creamery says he lets his stock run on rape or clover when they will, and as as long as they care to, and has no Double from bloat, His method of prevention is to place lumps of rock salt at convenient points In the field, and let the cattle know where they are. They will eat and then take a taste of tne salt, and there Is no further trouble. Some of his neighbors have adopted the same plan with the same results. Wc remember hearing an old doctor say that there was no better remedy for a case of In digestion, when It was accompanied by bloating and gas in tbe stomach, than a leaspoonful of common salt In a glass of water. It is simple and Inex pensive which would condemn It to many. ■ TO STRATIFY GINSENG SEED. Remove the bottom from a wood en box and In Its place nail on fine wire netting. Take sand and leaf mold, equal parts, and sift them through a sieve too fine to let tho seed pass through. Put an Inch of this mixture In tho bottom. Then mix with the berries threo times their hulk of sand and leaf mold, put this In tho box and cover with leaf mold and sand two Inches deep. Fasten over the top a piece of wire netting to allow a free circulation of air, and keep out mice and let In water. Bury the box under a tree or In the shade, but never store In a cellar. Tho box should U-; sunk even with the surface ortho ground and will need no watering uni-as In ra-e of drouth. Allow the box to remain for one year, and as winter approaches cover it with leaves. Win n the time comes to sow the seed, sift the cent: ntz of the box through a sieve that Is too fine to let the seed pass through. After sifting the seed it should be sown at once, or repack' and In the leaf mold and sand. — John Fraser In American Agricultur ist. OILING THE HARNESS. As this Is the lime of year for farmers and all owners of horses to oil harnesses so as to keep them soft and pliable, I thought I would give some experience on that lino. Take a common sized sheet Iron washing tub and fill two or three Inches deep with oil, such as Is gener ally used for oiling hinders and mow ers, that will cost twenty to forty cents a gallon, and would require about two or three gallons to a tub. Dip all parts of harness, bridles, lines and other leather, so as to rover well In tho oil, allowing time to get well saturat ed say five to ten minutes. After which hang up over the tub to drip, and when dripped off rub well all parts with any kind of a coarse cloth, and the harness will be as soft and pliable as a cloth. No fears of mice ever eat ing harness oiled with machine oil. If leather Is much dirty It should be washed and well dried before oiling, and what oil Is left ran be jugged up and kept for another oiling. It will be seen that the cost Is but little as compared with tho benefit In the leather saving. The tub can be waaned out and bo none tho worse for the oiling.—Henry Baker, In Indiana Farmer. GOOD.SPRAYING RESULTS. I began spraying with the lime, sul phur and salt mixture April 1. Avery strong west wind sent the spray through the trees at p. rapid rate. I completed the west side and waited for calm and more favorable weather to finish. This did not appear until April 16. Even then It was not very favorable. As the trees were rapidly opening their buds, I concluded to try it and made out to do It fairly well against the wind, which whirled the spray in my face occasionally. It was impossible under these condi tions to do a perfect Job. From what 1 have seen of It I am satisfied that wherever this wash comes in contact with this scale It kills it. Under favor able weather conditions It would be easy to do the work thoroughly and touch every part of the tree, but It Is exceedingly difficult when It is windy and harder to cover the trees than with crude petroleum or kero sene. While 1 have found a few live scales on some of the trees, I have failed to find any of them breed ing. Prof. J, B. Smith, state entom ologist, was here a short time ago, and after a most careful Inspection of my orchard failed to find a single case of breeding, although a few scattered live scales were seen.—-Charles Black, in New England Homestead. PHOSPHORIC ACID. If you notice the analysis of a fer tilizer you will usually find two or more quantities of phosphoric acid given. Asa rule. It goes something ie lulu. r . ~ per cent.; unavailable phosphoric acid, per cent.; total phosphoric add, per cent.; the last being the sura of the other two. The available Is all that is usually to be considered In buying, for It la that which can be readily used by the plants. At least that is what we have been taught; out recent investi gations have shown that the unavail able, or more properly. Insoluble phos phoric acid may be used to a greater or less extent by various plants. As most of the phosphates have been used on cereals, and as the insoluble phos phoric acid Is of almost no benefit to them, It was quite imtural to conclude that It was of little 5r no value. Ex periments have shown, however, that by some crops a large part of it may be used. Lupines, buckwheat and tur nips are some of these crops. On clover the reports are as yet rather conflicting. The Cornell station re ports the Insoluble phosphoric acid as of no value, while the Maine sta tion says that, while the young clover could not use It, the mature plants seemed to profit decidedly by It. As very little work has been done along this line, It Is not safo to accept any report as final. As the Insoluble phos phoric acid can be uought for about one-third as much as the soluble. It will be seen that for some crops the use of raw phosphoric rock and other sources of the insoluble form might be highly profitable. Except for those crops, however, which have been defl-. nltely proved to be able to utilize the Insolnljf#. It la (he W-tee plan to regard only tlw sotirffilc, or available Tffrm 'rff the phosphoric acid "hen buying fer- I lll*cr.e-E. B. Miller, In The Epitora- Ist RIMfTOCKIfcG WINTER BfAfRY. Will Is pay to purchase goid milch cows at present high prices for re stocking tho dairy? Every dairyman Is confident that the price of butter next winter Is bound to ba higher than for years past.- The high prices which ruled last spring, and to some extent all summer, means that tha storage companies have not put away tbelr usual amount of butter for winter con sumption. Likewise the big cream eries have parted with their June but ter more sparingly than usual In an ticipation of high winter prices. All this points toward a profitable winter of dairying, and tho dairyman who la amply provided with good milch cows and an abundance of the right winter food will make a successful season. Of course a good many were Induced to part with their milch cows last spring, because of the high prices they could obtain and tho relative coat of feeding them; but the discreet, intelligent dairyman rather holds and Increases his herd at such times, for he realizes that the uairy products will In time prove more profitable than selling the animals. Next fall milch cows suitable only for summer dairy ing will sell ten to twenty per cent, lower than last spring. It will cost too much to winter them when they aro not making any adequate returns. But the winter dairy cow will prove a veritable gold mine. All the post spring and summer a neighboring farm er has been quietly pruchaslng good winter milch cows, paying from $35 to SSO per head. These he Is prepar ing for winter dairying, and he Is quietly laying in sufficient food to keep them through the winter. This food consists for tho moot part of good ensilage, plenty ot clover and timothy hay, and a mixed variety of grain. He exp'ets to get from thirty five 10 forty cents per pound for his butter, and possibly more for the choice prints which he sally only direct to tho con sumers. The average consumer much prefers fresh print butter to storage creamery, and It Is only a question of price with many. With plenty of food It will be possible to furnish this but ter at a big profit, and I have no doubt but my neighbor will make a most successful winter of hla dairying.— E. P. Smith, In American Cultivator. HINTS FOR DAIRYMEN. Only by practical experience In the celling of milk, under a law regulat ing tho rale, have dairymen realized the fact that It la Impossible to pro duce uniform gradoe of milk. Even tho laws created through their influ ence have become obnoxious to them. The mistake has been In demanding a regulation for which they were not prepared and of which they were not aware until they felt Its application. They did not realize that the uniform standard of milk should call for the uniformity of the cows and of the food. Milk Is a product the quality of which Is beyond tho control of the dairyman, unless he begins at the source and reg ulates tho breeding of his stock and the selection of the food from which the milk Is produced. To flx the pro portions of solids In to shut out the milk from certain cows that cannot come up to the standard, though such cows may be the largest producers'ln tne herd. Another problem to deal with Is that the solids are not uniform in the rela tive proportion of fat, casolnc, etc., and the value of the solids depends upon the preferences of the buyer. The fat In the milk Is the portion that gives the greatezt vatuo yet the pur chaser, while being guarded In secur ing the proper proportion of solids, may receive all that he expected and yet not receive milk as rich In cream as hla neighbor who procured milk containing the same proportion of solid matter. While it may bn tho case that milk la fully up to all tho requirements of the law, yet the pur chaser will be no wiser than before. In fact, even the dairyman cannot guarantee a certain grade of milk dally, as its quality la not fully within his control. To estimate milk by the relative proportion of solld-s and liquids does not regulate Its quality, as milk la too variable in Its compo sition, while the characteristic of each cow affects the product. Milk can be watered through the agency of the cow as well as at the pump. That portion of the milk, tho cream —which Is most valuable In market Is really not as valuable as the caselne so far as the object of the consumption of milk Is concerned. A quart of sklm mllk contains a larger proportion of the nutritive elements than an equal quart of cream, as cream Is almost entirely heat producing and fat-form- Ing, while the elements of growth, ni trogen and mineral matter, are con tained In the sklm-mtlk. The produc tion of one quart of sklm-mllk takes from the soil a larger amount of fer tility than many times the same quan tity of cream. The real richest milk Is that containing the largest propor tion of nitrogen and mineral matter, but consumers gauge the quality by the proportion of cream, which Is the least expensive article In the milk, loere Is probably no known method of protection other than to endeavor to patronize those who keen choice ovuun, mi It lb tu tilt) KilIU or COW Tnat one must look for the quality of the milk.—Philadelphia Record. Emerson on Burns. Tfce late Wyatt Eaton, In the Cen tury, writing of Emerson's sittings to him for a portrait, says: "When I was alone with Emerson he would address me so directly, or talk so interestingly, that work was quite impossible. Turning to me one morning, he said: ‘Who is your fav orite poet?’ He fortunately saved me from answering, for he went on to say: ‘Of course, we must except Shakespero and Bums.' Taking up Burns, he spoke of him as almost as great, and in some qualities as great, as Shakespere. and continued in this vein until I may say I was relieved by a friend coming In and Joining in the conversation, while I went on with my work.” An Excessive Rate. In Moscow a money lender, the owner of several houses and stables, was sentenced recently to four months' imprisonment for lending money at the enormous rate of 182 per cent.—Boston Globe. The Ability to Argue. Though some people have plenty of ability to argue, it doesn't necessarily follow that they have the power to convince—New York News. Experience is only a good teacher when the pupil is apt. B. B. B. SENT Fre e Carol Blood and Hltin niu,,,. _ Itching Humor., Bone rul,.?*" r *‘ KoUnlo Blood Balm (ft p B .‘ Pimples, scabby, scaly, luhlng Uloin, Katin,. Boras. H er o t ,d a Poison, Bono Pains, Bevelling,, and tlsm, Cancer. •KirpoolMlymlrise.j for ~h “ *' caaia that doctors, pat.nt medicine. Hot Springs 101 lto onto or help. Btr .’ ins weak kidneys. Druggist, , Wh ' largo bottle. To prove u curei p j, 1 '*' sent Iroo by writing Btoo,. p u „ ' ' 13 Mltobsll Street, Atlanta, Cia. t, os trouble and free mcdloal advice e, Bt , sealed letter. Medicine sent at once * paid. All wo ask Is that you will 5,...,' good word for B, B. 15. * It’e one thing to invent an airshm ,„.i another to raise the wind. p > Jod B.w.re ot 0i.t0.,.,. I T^, rra ... Contnln Blarrurj, ** •• njtroary wlil surely destroy tho , snieU and completely derange the wifJST ol tern when elor(n I; through iuL Z'H'7’- surfaces, fluch articles should never U except on prescriptions from rc r „,(M,i* elclans. os the damage they will do I,ton’foM to tho good you can possibly derive tS M them. Hair. Catarrh Care mam. by F. J. Cheney * Cos.. Toledo, 0. no mercury, and la takon Inicmallv directly upon the blood and mucfm.,^. B ‘* of the system. In buying Hall’, bo sure to get tbe gcoaino. It uk.c tenjaily, and la made In Toledo, Ohio b,v J. Chonov A Cos. Tostlmoolals free ' 7 <o*Bold by Druggist*; price, 75c no.-hem. Hall’s FftmlJyjFlllß m the beet. P American flour is used lor the 1,,..j baked in Palsstine. rci< * PTrapermanontljr oarcuVNolu7or nerve*,, wwaafter first da/s oso of D r . Kiln.', Nsnreßofltorer,ktrialbottloend troatl.er-l Dr.B. U. Seme mighty stupid young men arc cV. sr enough to have rich fathers. Mra.Wlnslow'afloothlnTHyn.^lorchiidron teething,solton tho gums, reducoe I ..(lam™? tiOD.ailaye pain, oorei wind colic, uv. ah „m. Caro ire said to live hundreds ot year, and pike ere also hardy old fellows, ’ Pdtwam Kadpi.f.ss Dtm do~ no* the hands or apot the kettle, except gi, and purple. ‘ s a American deako and business system fib. are in use in burepe. I do not believe Piso’s Cure for Consnmn. Uen has an equal for ooug.is and cold. t. Borra, Trinity Hprings, Ind.. Feb. 15, isjj Bad habits grow rapidly without much cultivation. —SSMB—S - Colds M I had a terrible cold and could hardly brettbe. I then tried Aycr’a Cherry Pectoral, and it gave me im mediate relief.” W. C. Lsyton, Sidell, 111. How will your cough | be tonight? worse, prob ably. For it’s first a cold, then a cough, then bron chitis or pneumonia, and at last consumption, a Coughs always tend | downward. Stop this I downward tendency by | taking Ayer’s Cherry Pec- R toral. Three ilmu: 25c., She.,’ll. All tfrufflafi. Consult yonr doctor. If ho nays take M, than do as he says. If he tells you not ho take it, then don’t take tt. He knows. Loam It with him. Wo arc willing. J. C. AYKR CO.. Lowell, Mass. The Night Beautiful. Day long the nery ami unpltylng aun Flsmsrt in a aky that glowed like bur nished brans; Dun stretched the ribbon of the road, and dun Tho reaches of the grasa. In tho still willow shadows by the pool The cattlo herded, standing duwlap dssp; And all the beechcn aisles, srewhlls so cool. Ware sunk In fervid sleep. But with the dusk of vesper ecstasies Of the charmed woodthrush stirred our hearts to hope; And then there breathed the blessing of a breeze Adown the western slops. The graceful garden prlmroSe set slight Its little globes of lemon-gold and soon High In the deep blue garden of the night Flowered the great primrose moon. And we forgot the garlshneaa, the glare. The parohing meadows, and ths shrunk en streams, And In ths glamor of that magic air We gave ourselves to dreams. —Clinton Scollard In Harper’s Magazine. Mrs. Flynn —"An’ phwut’s ycr so Molker doin’ now, Mrs. Casey?” Mrs. Casay—"Shura, Molke aln’ doin’ anny hlng, Mrs. Flynn. He’s got a govern ment Job ” —Loslle’s Weekly. BACKACHE. Backache Is a forerunner and om of tha most common symp toms of kidney trouble and womb displacement. READ MISS BOLLMAffS EXPERIENCE. “ Some time ago 1 was la a eery weak condition, my work mMle • nervous and my back ached frightfully all the time, and 1 had tembl* head aches. “ Mr mother got a bottle of Lydia E. Finicham’s Vage table Com pound for me, and It seemed to strengthen my back and help me at oaoe, and 1 did not get eo tired as before. 1 continued to take it, and it brought health and strength to me, and I want to thank you for the good it has done me." Miss Kan Botmair, Uiiad St. * Wales At#., Now York City. ~ssßooforftit ifrhb , * l, f atwe IttUr pr—tng gtaulmim* cu/iiwf j. prttHCtd. Lydia K. Finkham’s Vegetable Compound cure# because it 1# the greatest known remedy for kidney and womb troubles. Every woman wbo is puzaled about her condition should write to Mrs. Flnkhnm at Lynn, Maw, and tell her all