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YARNS WITH A LAUGH.
Mark Twain tells a story that whlle
travelling in Germany a man sitting next
to him at a dinner in a hotel ordered a
bottle of Johannesburg wine. When it
was brought he saw on the bottle a label
of Moselle, and called to it the atten
tion of the manager, who exclaimed:
"Ach! what a stupid donkey; I distinct
ly told him to put on the Johannesburg 4
A blushing and pretty Swedish girl
just arrived from the old country at
tended evening service at a Duluth
church. The minister, seeing she was a
stranger, shook hands with her at the
close of the meeting and said he would
find pleasure in calling upon her soon.
Whereupon the girl hung her head and
bashfully murmured: "T'ank you, but
ay have a felia'."
Mr. Campbell, the Irish solicitor-gen
eral, speaking the other day upon delu
sions, told a story of a north of Ireland
Protestant who was perfectly sane save
on one point. This stanch Protestant
harbored. thle elusion that one of his
legs belonged to a Roman Catholic and
therefore when he went to bed every
night he used to leave the Catholic leg
outside the blanket by way of punish
There had been a railway collision
sear a Scottish country town, and an
astute local attorney had hurried to the
scene of disaster. Noticing an old man
with a badly damaged head lying on the
ground, he approached him with note
book in hand. "How about damages,
my man?" he began. The Injured man
waved him off with the remark: "Na,
na; ye'll get nae damages fae me. It
wasna me that hit yer bloomin' auld
Many years of hard work on the farm
had made the old man round-shouldered
and his coat fitted badly. His son in the
city sent him a coat stretcher on which
to hang the coat at night. On his next
visit to the farm the young man asked
how the coat stretcher worked. His
father looked a little embarrassed and
then confessed: "I can't stand it on,"
said he. "It was real good of you to
send it. Your mother fastened it to
my coat with tape, but I wasn't comfort
able in it and I had to take it off."
IT IS A MISTAKE.
To judge the wealth of a woman by
To think that people are always
covertly criticising your actions.
To think that a man does not notice
the details of the toilet of a woman in
whom he is interested.
To criticise an absent person with
out being sure that your listeners do
not know the person to whom you al
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the fall of 1599 after taking Doan's
Kidney Pills I told
the readers of this
paper that they had
relieved me of kid
ney trouble, dis
posed of a lame
back with pain
across my loins and
*beneath the shoul
ler blades. Duri-l
the interval which
has elapsed I have
had occasion to re
sort to Doan's Kid
ney Pills when I
noticed warnings of
an attack. On each
and e-ery occasion the results obtained
were just as satisfactory as when the
pills were first brought to my notice,
[ just as emphatically endorse the
preparation to-day as I did over two
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SELF-FEEDER FOR POULTRY
Is a Great Convenience for the Poul
try Raiser and Is Easy
A perfection feed hopper is shown in
the cut, says the Orange Judd Farmer.
It is eight inches wide, two and one
half feet high, and three feet long. The
roof projects over the perch on which
FEED HOPPER FOR POULTRY.
the fowls stnd while feeding, The
methpd -o constructing the .perches
a- the :weight and attachmuat t* the
lid over the grain is clearly shown in
thb picture. The weight on the arm
should be adjusted to the size of the
fowl. This box may be made of any
length desired, but . the height and
width are about right.
ENONOMY OF THE BEE.
A. Little Story of How the Queen and
Drones Came to Be a Feature
of Every Colony.
At one time the bees were male and
female in equal numbers. The irre
sponsible male buzzed about simply
getting his own living, marrying and
dying. The responsible female not only
got her own living, but that of her
Somehow, by and by, they came to
see the advantage of communal effort,
and, just as women say to one another
now, "If you'll wash the dishes, I'll
wipe 'em," one feminine bee said to
the other, "I'll be mother if you'll get
the living." It was a bargain and the
accommodating females took drones in
The queen of a beehive does not
rule; she lays eggs. She does not mind
the babies. She does not even do her
own digesting, let alone getting the
food. The attendants that surround
her feed her with bee milk, secreted
by glands in their heads. She had to
be fed continually, for at certain peri
ods she has the power of producing
from 2,000 to 3,000 eggs a day, twice
MARKETING THE EGGS.
They Should Be Gathered Often and
Packed with the Small
Eggs should be gathered every day in
summer and oftener in winter, unless the
hen house is warm enough so that the
eggs will not freeze and burst the shell.
Put the eggs into a basket with the
small end down until ready to pack in
boxes for shipping and keep in a cool
room. Then pack in the box with the
card-board separators, with the small
end down. They will keep fresh longer
if packed in this way than if put into
the boxes in a haphazard manner. The
reason for this is found in the fact that
the yolk cannot settle to the shell when
the small end is put down and the air
cannot strike the yolk as long as it does
not touch the shell. When eggs bring a
good price it is better to sell the eggs
than to raise chickens to sell, for the
profit is good and there is not so great
an outlay. By all means raise chickens
when eggs do not bring a very good
price. Among the most prolific layers
will be found the Black Spaish, the
Black, White and Brown Leghoras,
Poland, Hamburg, Vreve Ceeuj and4'
Fleche, which are larger than Black
Spanish, but somewhatlzmiarto them.
-Epitomist. -r ..
Save the cabbage for the hens.
Leveav make good scratching ma
will force the pullets to early maturity.
Dampness is one of the worst
1troubles of roultry keepers." Sunshine
is are cure.
t ggs were sold' BreiRt tl kk
sbi4 b14 eggs would *gve*jce to t3Jt
of more of 'em.
A Maine hen, college bred, lays 251
eggs a year. She is a business hen
and yields a profit of 176 per cent. a
To start keeping geese the best plan
is to buy breeding stock in the fall.
They mate in February, and unless
accustomed to their new quarters and
each other, will often fail to breed the
first year. Old, well-mated geese of
the highest quality are the cheapest
and most profitable to buy.-F4'arm and
Hens Will Lay in Winter.
From experience I have learned that
we can have winter eggs if we work a
iittle for them. The hens must have
exercise and that is best obtained by
naking them hunt their food or a part
)f it that has been scattered in litter
an the henhouse or some sheltered
)lace. Feed regular and not too much.
3etter keep them a little hungry than
6 OQ tOF4$oo rap Judd Faieyr.
THE FIRST COST OF DUCKS1I
Some Hints Which Will Aid in the
Successful Managing 4q
A trio of good, ordinary market stock
should be purchasable for about seven
dollars. Ducks are not like hens; they
do not lay all the year round, but when
they start they are attentive to the busi
ness of egg production daily, so that a
couple of mature Pekins will provide you
with a setting in six days. As you will
want to keep some of the young ones for
next year's stock, ask the breeder you
buy from to ship you birds two years old,
as their progeny is stronger.
Pekins never want to sit, so hens must
be used for hatching until your stock is
large enough to fill an incubator in a few
days artificial duck raising is without
doubt the best. Think of one farm in
Massachusetts that markets 45,000
young ducks anr.ually, sells two tons of
feathers, and keeps 1,200 breeders!
Would such an immense business be pos
sible in the old way?
Though Pekins don't need water to
swim in, they must have quantities to
drink, always fresh and clean, which
means that drinking pans must be re
filled three times a day, and be so con
structed as to enable the bird to sub
merge the whole bill in the water. Why ?
Because there are two small holes at the
base of the bill which become clogged
I with feed or mud, and unless they can
rinse these out when drinking the poor
A man who had a broiler farm near
i our place, three years ago, bought a hun
dred ducks' eggs, hatched out a fine lot
of youngsters, and lost every one within
two weeks through using a water foun
tain in the brooder that was too shal
low. As I had lots of ducks at the time,
he brought some over for me to see.
There was nothing whatever the matter
with them except that their little nos
trils were all stopped up with the soft
food. So pray remember this very im
V portant direction when you are arrang
ing drinking water for ducks, young or
Y old-they must not be able to get into
r the pan with their feet or bodies, but
their entire heads must have free en
HINT FOR BEEKEEPERS.
How to Secure Full Service of the
Honey Makers Without Weak
ening the Colonies.
Apiarist Edwin Bevins claims to
have discovered two ways in which
laying worker colonies can be disposed
of so as to get all the service out of
the bees that they can render and yet
keep the numbers of the colonies up
to what it was before.
One way is to place the hive contain
ing the laying workers over a strong
colony with a fertile queen, placing a
newspaper with a small hole in it be
hive the hive can be placed on an
other stand and th bees will rear a
queen from the bro , if the old queen
can be introduced about three days
after the removal of the hive.
The other plan involves the taking
of a couple of frames of hatching
brood from a hive and placing them
in another hive over a strong colony,
with a frame having a wire cloth
nailed to both sides of it between the
Thus a fertile queen and her escort
are released on two combs, and in a
few days there will be a nucleus strong
enough to take care of the queen. This
hive is then set down by the side of
the hive holding the laying workers.
Every two or three days a frame
with the bees must be transferred
from the laying worker hive to the nu
cleus. By the time all but two of
the frames are placed in the new hive
the queen is at work there and every
thing is harmonious.
As regards the two frames taken to
form the nucleus, they can be returned
to the places from which they were
taken, or these places can be filled by
:he frames remaining unused in the
I Cockerel and Pullet Which Made Rec
ords for Themselves at the
St. Louis Fair.
The poultry raiser is always interested
in the pure blood stock, even though he
makes no effort himself to breed such
PRIZE WINNING WYANDOTTES.
high-class fowls. In an illustration we
show a pair of Partridge Wyandottes,
bred by a Kansas fancier. They won
medals in one of the greatezt poultry
prize winning contests ever held.
The Hen House.
Be sure the henhouse has good,
tight ends and sides, and always front
the house to the south. The warmer
the fowls are in winter, without sup
plying artificial heat, the more eggs
they will lay, and the earlier will they
Minnesota creamery men are seri
ously considering the purchase of milk
on grade, similar to the manner in
wWch w4k is plurchu
WENT TOO MUCH BY NAME
Lady Hotel Guest Receives Some En
lightenment from Colored
A woman lives at one of the Kansas
City hotels who has the reputation of be
ing rather finicky and hard to please in
the manner of food. A day or two ago
at lunch, relates the Kansas City Jour
nal, after looking over the dessert list,
she decided on some ice cream pudding.
The meal had been one with which she
had considerable d;fficulty in finding fault,
but when she had about half finished the
dessert she called the waiter over and
"George, what do you mean by calling
this ice cream pudding? There isn't any
ice cream about it, and you know it."
"Yes'm," said the waiter. "I know
dere ain't no ice cream in it. Dat's jes'
a name they give it. I do' know why."
"\\ell," she continued. "I think that
if they give a dish such a name they
ought to make it conform to the name,
and if you call this ice cream pudding,
you ought to bring some ice cream with
"Yes'm," answered the servitor, "but
ou know we can't allus do it that way.
You know we doesn't bring a cottage in
with cottage pudding."
The waiter's reply brought a burst of
laughter from the people who heerd the
conversation, and since then the woman's
criticisms of the menu have been few and
SAN FRANCISCO'S CLIMATE.
Responsible for Some Karvelors Fea
tures, Including the Hg
In San Francisco they are telling a story
that is worth repetition, and will be ap
preciated by those who have encoun
tered the climate of the Golden Gate City,
says the Philadelphia Press Sunday Mag
azine. An Irishman came to America to
visit. He was a true son of Erin, with
an Irish appreciation of all things beau
He went to San Francisco for a sight
seeing trip, and while strolling through the
city with a friend, exclaimed: /Vthat
foine trees! So green! What makes it?"
"Climate," answered the friend, briefly.
A little later he cried out: "Arrahl
the complexions of your ladies. So
"Climate " interrupted the friend.
The Irishman subsided for awhile.
SNow, San Francisco isn't exactly a
prairie, and not many moments passed un
til the two encountered one of the small
mountains they call knolls out there.
"Begorra," said the visitor, "anrd how
d'ye think Oi'm going to get up that?"
"Ciitmb it," said the friend.
The Irishman stopped and looked at his
companion. "The divil ye say? Seems
to me iverything is climate out here."
"'Te talks a great deal about his family
"Yes," answered Miss Cayenne. "A
family tree is much like other trees. The
smallest twigs do the most rustling."
Especially for Women.
Champion, Mich. Jan. Oth.-(Special)
-A case of e-peciJ interest to women is
that of Mrs. A. \\ellatt, wife cf a well
known photographer here. It is best
given in her own words.
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- and my limbs cramped,' Mrs. Wl lat
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S"B1y the time I had finished one box of
Dodd's Kidney Pills I was cured. Now
I can sleep well, my limbs do not cramp
I do not get up in the night, and I feel
better than I have in years. I owe my
health to Dodd's Kidney Pills."
Women's ills are caused by Diseased
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A self-made man has an idea that itf he
had gone to college he wnuld have been
much more of a success, and a college
man that if he hadn't he might have
been much less of a failure.-N. Y. Press.
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speedily soothing and healing the most
The way to have broken down Job's
pal·kce would have been to let some
body else in the iamily have the boils
and complain to him about them.-N. Y.
Laugh at another man's jokes and he
will laugh with you; spring one of your
own and you laugh alone.-Philadelphia
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A St. Louis physician says tkere is no
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