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i FARM AND GARDEN.
On Mixed lirveda tor flutter Making. When tlio cream from several cows li churned togethe, there is often Home one or more among them whoso rrear.i does not liriuk at quickly as .ocs that of the other. Churning is practically suspended when the first butter 1ms crauulnted, and the cream which hivi not yet become butter passes olT in the buttermilk, vuore it is almost a totiil loss. It may be that such a cow is of another breed which has smaller but ter globules, or it iubt be a farrow row, in which ensethe butter is envel oped in a toucher casing, but the re sult is the same. A cow whose cream is known to bo long in churning when churned ntone should not have her errant churned with those that come quickly, but her cream should be kept iipnrt ami churned by itself, if any but ter is to be obtained from it. Wo thiuk n thorough mixing and ripening of the cream before churning ton Is to lessen this evil to some ex tent, but not entirely, and this is a tdrong arguuieut against having a Jim d of mixed breeds for butter mak ing. t ilrMon l-'nr llr.ylng Weed. To destroy e.'enninl weeds, seed pro luetion must lt prevented and the underground portion must be killed. Heed production may be prevented by mowing when the tlrst flower hudsap pear, the same as with annuals or bi I'uninls. The best methods for kill ing the roothtoclcs vary considerably according to the soil, climutc, charac ter, of tlio ilill'erent weeds, aud the nize of the paten or the quantity to be killed. In general, however, the fol lowing principles tipply: The rootstock may be dug up and removed, n remedy tnat cau be pira tically applied only in small areas. Salt, coal oil, or strong acid applied so ns to come in contact with the ireshly-out roots or rootstocks de stroys them for some distance from the point of contact. Crude sulphuric ocid is probably the most effective of comparatively inexpensive materials that can be used for this purpose, but its strong corrosive properties render it dangerous to handle. Most rootstocks are readily de stroyed by exposing them to the di rect action of the sun during tbesuin mer drought, or to the direct action of the frost in winter. In this way plow ing becomes ull'eotive. Any cultivation which merely breaks up the rootstocks and leaves them in the ground, especially duriug wet weather, aids in their distribu tion aud multiplication, aud is worse than useless, unless the cultivation is continued so ns to prevent any growth above ttronud. Plowing anil fitting corn ground in April and May, aud cultivating at intervals until the last of June, then leaving the land un cultivated duriug the remainder of the season, is one of the best methods to encourage the growth of quack grass, and inuuy other perennial weeds. A Iira1e Flood flats. In the part of the country where I teside, says a correspondent in New England Homestead, there are a great many creeks and small branches. All the fences have to be hog tight, and the water gaps have to be closed. I n Fa ir H 'Ml P too 1 1 i f ;t; ,M . H i I, a 1 j,:. i 'I , I .ni II I i si, ffl L , Ik lOI i .IV Bit I 1 wgggk THE FLOOD GATE IN P03ITIOX. have found tho Hood gate shown in tho accompanying illustration answers very nicely for fencing across theso creeks. To tho posts on cither side, which may be growing trees, attaoh No. 1) wire, ns shown in, the engrav ing, and stretch it tight. Secure two crosspieces, aa, and thou select bor.rds cf the proper length to fit the curvaturo of tho bed. Nail theso ou and then nltach tho uprights, pro vided for that purpose. Suspeud from the cross -wire, us shown iu the illustration. This makes a very do nimble Hood gate aud one that will not bo carried away iu time of a freshet. The cross-pieces should bo 2x4 scantling, and the boards used for uprighta may bo omlinnry fonoiug planks sawed to the proper length. They should bo made of pine from the tact that this is much lighter than hard wood. Watering Flown. If flowers are worth planting they are worth caring for. In inauy in stances flowers on the farm receivo no care after they are once planted. Thoy nro left to bloom as .long as drought will permit them to, and t hen permitted to die. It is admitted that taking caro of flower on the average farm involved muoh labor, though it would bo often au easy matter to make tho labor ns light as it is iu tho city, where thoy have wprinkling facilities. Wherever there is a windmill it is ulways possible to provide the means of sprinkling the garden, tho door yard aud tho flowers. It requires only a small reservoir and a line of hosu. But however great tho labor that may be required, ilow rs uro worth attention uud preserva tion. Thero is only one way to water flowers, where there is no Loud of woter aud hose, and that is to pour the water on them, after the sun has gouo down or early iu tho morning, from a pail. It is useloss to use a springling can. . Tho ground must have a thorough, wetting uud a iipriukliug cno will not do it. Snob flowers as sweet peas need to be drenched; you cannot .jive them too much water, aud, in fact, we seldom nee a Hower that can be drowned. The day following such a generous implication of water stir the soil. Conclude to grow either weeds or llowers; iiover try to grow both iu the flume bed. A letter from a subscriber fays that her sweet peas are very weedy. Well, that is the end of tlio sweet peas, it the condition is a permanent one. There ought not to be a weed iu the flower bed. It does not re.iairo much labor to keep tho flower garden free from weeds, If they are not allowed to get a start, but if they are, there is no end of trouble. Thero is a month ahead of ns when most flowers, if proper attention is given them, will bo blooming and thriving. Hut if they are neglected, they usually appear more unsightly thau their bare stalks in winter do, for they are shaggy, and it appears such an effort for them to put forth their incomplete bloom that it is dis tressing to look upon thorn. Agri cultural Epitomist. l'lsn of a Una Jfoime. The following plan will be fonnd to make u vory serviceable hog houso Figure 1 is the floor plan. B is a brick arch with kettle set in for cook ing feed aud heating water at killing time. A is a cisteru which'is supplied with water from the caves of tho build ing. D V, bius for meal and mid .3 0 . r T- o c T , , , I I II VC , 0 " FIO. 1. THE I'LOOll PLAN. dlings. E, driveway. C C C. Dens. T T T, troughs. The dimensions of tho building are 34 feet wido by 40 feet iu length, 12 foet iu height. How evor, the leugth may be variod ao- T ' p q ? Ft rid. 2. THE BENT OP THE STRUCTCr.E. cording to the number of hogs one may wish to keep. Figure 2 shows a section of the mid dle bents. C C C 'shows spaces where corn can be stored. Make the posts out of 2x0 joists, doubled, putting in two center nents only. Use 2x4 nail ing girts. Plates are formed of a 2x0 and a 2x8 joist put togethor as shown iu cut. Baftors 2x1. Sills 8x8 tim ber. Cro For Poultry. Profitable poultry raising depends mainly upon a liberal surply of eggs iu winter. Among the desirable or really essential foods for produciug eggs in winter are "greons." A daily supply of some kiud of green food in winter, iu connection with the regular allowance of other food, adds the proper material for the so-called bal anced ration. It is not generally un derstood what an important relation pasturage bears to success in poultry raising, says O. O. Brown, in the Baltimore Sun. It may be noticed how quiokly a flock of hens confined to a yard will completely denude it of all herbage. Though many notice this, they afterward wonder why the hens coase to bo productive on the bare yards. Hons will pasturo as close as sheep. The very best natural pasture for poultry is a well-established sod, whore native grasses abound, interspersed freely with white olover. A first-class cow pas ture is an idenl place for poultry pasture. On farms where business attention is given to poultry it will pay well to put in crops for both summer pas ture and wiuter use. Good judgment will enable the farmer to readily sup ply the demands of his flock, and iu doing so to greatly increase the ready money income of the farm. Alfalfa is destined soon to be one of the lead ing crops for poultry pasture. Its wonderful recuperative powers proves it to be just the plant for the purpose. Jt can be cut several times during a season for hay making. Poultry cau be turned on it, and wheut has been eaten down pretty close they may be removed and the onalfa will soon be growing again with its usual vigor. lhis may bo repeated the entire sea son. Another crop which will beoomo a favorite for poultry pasture is rape. The immense quantity that can bo grown ou mi acre will make rape a great favorite, especially where there are bare poultry yards. The large rape leaves are just the "greens" to supply yarded fowls with, and they seem to relish it just as much ns they usually do the early cabbage heads they had growing in the gardens. Where it can be had convenient to tho poultry yard, crimson clover should bo seeded in August or duriug the last working of the corn. This will afford a most ex cellent pasture during the winter, when there n no snow on the ground. The crop will also be highly beneficial to turn under in the spring, to be fol lowed with auy crop. Among the crops desirable for win ter feeding when nothing outside is nv.Mlablo are rnta bagas, mangel wur- zels aud turnips. Auy of these are good to feed for greens, and cau also be boiled, mushed aud mixed with the regular allowance of morning mixed food. l erhaps in the near future there will be regular silos for preserving green cut clover for poultry foediu g. It is doubtful, however, wjjether en silage, if it has to be fed in the fer menting stuge, would prove a safe or desirable food for poultry. Properly cured, out quite greeu, clover cut fine and packed dry in bugs, will in time become a standard product ou the markets for poultry. Ine sooner that farmers recognize the fact that poultry raising should be followed on the same hue that dairy ing is giving food and care to secure results the sooner they will begin to reap their share of profits aud be come competitors with practical poul try raisers. The idea thut "auy thing is gL.j(Tenough for hogs or chickens" is a mistaken one that has anchored mupy a farmer on the wrong side of the road to profitable farming. Noth ing cau be attained without effort, and the more practical and intelligent the efforts the greater tho suocuus. TRAIN ROBBERY WANING DEATH PENALTY IN THS WEST THE CAUSE OF THE DECADENCE. 11m Itohberi Wars Jnt fturnmlnff 1:. part In the l'fl of D.vnainltft to tho 1-Hnfnn.r of Armored Cmi niilllnr Noted Cnini of This Kind or Crime. It is held by railway men and ex press agents whose lines traverse some of the far Western States that the efficacy of a law affixing the death penalty to n crime against property has been provod by the utter do ca.leuco of the once thriving industry of train robbery. Thero was u time when it was a common mode of mak ing a living. Within a year of the passage of the law defining it as a capital offence it had dwindled in Arizona by more thnn fifty per cent. In two years cases of train hold-ups were rare. Sinco then there have been merely sporadic cases. The men of the road have gone hack to robbing stage coaches, or take their chances iu looting detached expross offices in small towns. Ninety per cent, of them think too much of their necks to run them iuto almost certain nooses. There has been, however, one curious resnlt of tho law: While it has enormously decreased the num ber of train robberies, it has increased the percentage of fatalities attendant upon them. This is duo to the fact that with capital punishment hangiug over them, only the most desperate kind of criminals have boen willing to engage in looting trains ot all, ami bnce iu it they were prepaied to stop at nothing. In these days the slight est show of resistance is met with in stant death. Tho robbers say that ns they are going to be huuged anyhow if caught, they might as well bo hanged for something worth while. Eight years ngo in Arizona thero was a train robbery a month, and this is a largo number when tho compara tively few railroads iu this territory and the fo.v trains uro taken iuto consideration. Into such a condition of desuetude bus the pursuit de scended, that it has now boen more thau a year siuoe anything like a "decent hold-up" lias beeu accom plished. That which is true of Arixoua is true also of California, in which State the law covers train wrecking as well as train robbery. It is also true of nearly nil the States in whioh train robbery once flourished. Not all these States have prescribed the death penalty for the crime, but the robbers soem to think they have. The inactivity of their brethren in the far Southwestern States has dis couraged them. In Texas, for in stance, there has been no coup of this kind worthy of the name for more thau a year, yet in Texas, less than ten years ago, there wero five distinct bauds of robbers operating simul taneously. It is a tribute to the offi cers of that State that very few of these meu are now alive. Most of them wero killed before there was a chance to send them to the poniten tiary. The nlmost utter stoppage of those enterprises merely through the fear of public execution is a singnlar thing, and it becomes more singular still when it is recalled that the men en gaged iu it just previous to its decline had succeeded iu perfecting a means of eutrauce to expross cars and safes against which all the science and in genuity of builders were powerless. That means was dynmite, applied iu large quantities where it would do the most gooJ. Cars lined with steel, which were good enough against rifles or shotguns, wore uc bars to it, nor could any express messenger, however brave and trusted, be expected to re main at his post when once the threat was made that he would bo blown up unless ho opened and betrayed the combination. High explosives of this kind were unknown to the early prac titioners of the craft, and if they had known how to use giaut powder their hauls would have beeu even larger thau they were. When dynamite was Urst used by robbers they were un skilful. They had no idea of the proper quantity and thoy blew up themselves as ofteu as they blew up tho cars. They learned rapidly how ever, and wheu suddenly and perma nently discouraged by tho hangman's rope wero fast becoming experts in explosive forces. Thero is uo record of auy express car standing against tho use of explosives when they wore properly applied, and the managers of the companies were iu despair when the Legislatures camo to their relief. The express chiofs hud gone oven to the leugth of sending a powerful lobby to Washiugtuu to work for a national law prescribing the death penalty. It becomes speedily apparent, however, that the national jurisdiction iu this matter extended only to tho territories. It could not be strotchod to cover the States although Uuitod Stutea mail was carried upon every train that was dynamited. Even Congressmen with every disposition to oblige were forced to admit that it would be hardly the proper thing to provide hanging as a punishment for delaying the mails, so the thiug fell through. Stuto Legis latures are almost wholly responsible for the widely-spread reform of tho railway freebooter. The rise aud fall of this industry, if completely and sensibly written, would make u book more thrilling than the work known as the "Vililantes of Montano," a paper covered volumo compiled by a preacher, whioh once had the distinguished honor of com mendation ut the bauds of Charles Bickeus. Nainei of the Kouth Amerlrane. The people of Teru aro called "Peruauos," the people of Chile are oalled "Chillauos," those of Guate mala are kuowu as "Ouatetnaltecos,'' those of Bolivia are "Bolivianos" and those of Uruguay are "Orientals." ' A ranch or pluutation iu Peru is a hacienda, iu Venezuela it is a hntos, in the Argentine llepublio au estunciu, in Chile a ruucho, iu Uruguay a fiuua, and the proprietors are called hacieu dados, hatoros, estanoioars, raucheios and fincaros, respectively. To I lie Memory of m Cow. Tho citizens of Big Bay, Ark., re cently erected the following epitaph over the grave of a cow whioh bad been killed by a railroad train: "To the memory of Suite, who raised thir teen children. We will meet her at Circuit Court." WE DO HOT SIT CORRECTLY. Atnnrlean Are (lenarAlly Car1en In Tlili Imporlunt liefttect. Schools for physical culturo are now claiming that we as a nation do not know how to sit correctly. Americaus,thcy say, pay less attention to the hygiont of attitudo in sitting than do othei nations, and tho consequence is thai we are degenerating into a nation ol dyspeptics. In Franco and in Gor many school children got a regulai course of instruction as to tho correct attitude to be adopted in sitting, and iu those countries stomach trouble; are far less prevalout than in coun tries where no precautions are taken to teach children to sit, without rolax ing thamsolves. A relaxed position iu sitting, it i? siid, causes the stomach to be crowd ed out of positioii. After a timo the misplacement becomes chronic. When the stomach is prolapsed the food can not readily Hud it way out of it, aud, being retained there longer than it should be, uudorgoes fermentation, and putrofaction prooesses are set up whereby the system is not only robbed of the nutrient elements necessary for tho proper nourishment of tho blood and repair of the tissues, but, through the conversion of tho food into pto maines and other poisonous sub stances, the wholo body is coutamiu nted. On these grounds physicians who teach physical culturo ussert that it is not the ice water that we drink not the soda wator, thai causes ns to bo n nation of dyspeptics, but the bad pos tures that we adopt in sitting. A cor rect attitude in sitting requires propel height and width of seat, a dosk or table of the proper height, when desk work is required, and a proportionate auuuiit of caro upon the part of the pupil to sit upon his seat iu a proper position. The height of the chair you sit iu while writing nud thut of the desk you write at are matters of great est importance. The seat of the chuil should bo exactly one-quarter of youi height from the floor. Thus, if you are five foet high, the chair should bo fifteen inches. The width of the scat should exactly equal its height, and it should slope back ward three-quarters of nn inch to the foot. The back should bo a trillt lower thau the seat aud sloped slight ly, but not too much. Finally, youi desk should be two-thirds as high again as the soat of your chair. Thus, if your seat is eighteeu inches high, the desk should bo thirty inches iu height. The relation of the person to the seat should be such that while the hips uud shoulders touch the back of tho seat, the other portions of the back remain clear. The centre of tho back cannot touch the back of the seat with out relaxation of the muscles and re sulting ilatness of the cheat, anil per haps of the stomach, provided, ol courn the seat back has a backward curvature. Irrigation Among thn Inraii. The sceuiiV grandeur of the Audesis nowhere more impressive thau nloug tho cauyou of the Kituac Iliver, through which tiiis railroad runs, nud on,e can obtain hero better thuu anywhere else uu idea of the struggle whioh tho Incas made to sustain themselves among theso inhospitable mountains. A sur vey of their remains justifies the esti mates that have been made of then enormous population, and the people who for centuries herded iu these nar row valleys left traces of industry and patience which have a pathos as well as a deep ethnological interest. They built their dwellings upon the rocks aud carried their dead to be buried iu the desert ou tho sea coast iu ordei to utilize every inch of Boil iu the mountains for agriculture. They ter raced every hill aud mountain sido like the steps of a mighty stairway. They filled with soil every crevice in the rocks and brought guano from the islands of the sea to fertilize their hangiug gardens until not au inch ol surface that could grow a stalk of maizo was left unproductive. Their irrigation system shows as great engineering skill ns that which made the Orbya Kailroad famous. Their acapnias, which carried water to the thirsty crops for one thousand years, are still visible iu every direc tion, aud some of them are yet iu use by the Indians, who grow corn, wheat and potatoes on the mighty slopes. Tho ditches cling around the hill, sus tained by walls of masonry, uud are frequently carried through tunnels. Dams and reservoirs were orected to oollect tho water that filtered down from the melting suow aud it was distributed by regulations similar to those that govern tho present genorev tions. Lima letter iu the Chicaso Record. Onulut Uaes of Suit. Salt was declared by Pythagoras to be the emblem of justice; for as it pre serves all thiugs aud prevents cori'up tiou, so justice preserves whatever il animates, and without it all is cor rupted. He, therefore, directed that a suit-cellar should be placed upon the table at every moal, in order to ro miud men of this emblematic virtue ol salt. Cosmas, th Egyptian geographer, stated that salt currency was in use in Africa in tho sixth century; and Marcc Polo wrote that salt was a common medium of exchange among certain Asiatic people iu the thirteenth ceu tuiy. In Thibet pieces of salt shaped in a mold and weighing about half a pound each served as small exchange, eighty such pieces having a value equal to about $:). There is au old proverb that "many packs of salt must be eaten together to bring friendship to perfection." Wlllieliiiina'a Idea of KiiBlielimen. Koine of the anecdotes told of Queen Wilhclinina, the youug Queen of the Netherlands, are iuterestiug. Ono day the little queen was busily ooou pied iu bringing up her dollls in tho way they should go. One of thorn, however, was particularly obstinate, and the queen was seen to shake it violently, aud say, "Look here, if you don't behave yourself I'll make you a queen and then you'll have uo ono to play with." When ou a visit to Euglaud and asked by the Prince of Wales what she thought of the Euglish people, she replied: "They are very nice and amiable, but I should never have thought it from tho specimens I have seen iu Hollaud," a remark that is said to have sent the Prince iuto peals of laughter. Bufiala Courier- OLD, WEATHER SIGNS. Sarin; In Wliloh Sailor, Travelers amt Farmer Have llellevad For Tear. Thunder on Snnday is considered by the weather-wise the sign of the death of a great man; on Monday, the loath of a woman; on Tuesday, if in iarly summer, it foretollB an abundance jf grain; on Weduosday, warfare is ;hroatcned ; on Thursday, an abundance f sheep aud corn the farmer may ;ockou upon; on Friday, some great man will bo murdered; ou Saturday, general pestilence aud groat mor tality. Friday's weather shows what may bo expeotcd on the following Sunday; that is, if it rains ou Friday noon, then it will rain on Sunday, but if Friday be clear, theu Sunday will be fins as well. Tho twelve dnys immediately fol lowing Christmas denote the weather for the coming twelve months, one day for a mouth. The day of tho month the first snow storm appears indicates the number of snow storms the winter will bring. For example, the first snow storm comes on Novem ber 2!) look out, thou, for twenty nine snow storms. Thore is an old saying which oiiginated, perhaps, for tho benefit of school children that thore is only ono Saturday iu the year without snu during some portion of the day. A gale, moderating at sunset, will increase boforo midnight, but if it moderates after midnight tho weather will improve. No wontlinr Is 111, ir tlio wtud is otnl. If the full moon shall rise rod, ex pect wind. The sharper the blast tho sooner it is punt . A light yellow skyat sunset presages wind. When you see northern lights you may expect cold weather. Hazy weather i3 thought to prog nosticate frost in winter, snow in spring, fair weather in summer and rain iu autumn. Storms that clear in the night will be followed by a ruin storm. Throe foggy mornings will surely be followed by a raiu storm. If the ico on the treo melts and runs off rain will come next; while if the wind cracks ofl the ice snow will fol low. Wheu tho leaves of trees show thoii under sido there will be rain. Wheu the porfumo of flowers or the odor of fruit is unusually noticed ruin may be expected. When the sky :s full of stars expect rain. If a cat washes hersolf calmly aud smoothly the weather will be fair. If sho washes "against tho grain" take your mackintosh with you. If she lies with hor baok to tho fire there will be a squall. Cats with their tails up aud hair apparently electrified indicate ap proaching wind. If pigs are restless there will be wiudy weather. Tigs can see the wind. Tho directiou in which a loon flies in the morning will be the directiou of tho wind tho next day. Magpies flying three or four to gother nud utteriug harsh cries pre dict windy weather. Flocks of crows signify'a'cold sum mer. , AVhon the owljuests look out for a storm. AVheu the swallow (lies low'rain will corao soon; wheu they fly high expect fine weather. If tho rooster crows at night he will "got up with a wet head." Six woeks lrom the time the first katydid is heard thore will be frost "Ditty" Hoxaa For Bailors. Each member of the crew of the second-class cruiser Detroit recently received the small box, or chest, familiarly known in tho navy as a "ditty" box. This is a necessary article whioh each marine carries with him ou all his assignments, aud al though not rognlurly issued by the Government, it is carried by the Navy Department freo of cost for him. It is ono of the few things which is tho personal property of tho marine or bluejacket. The "ditty box" is not a now addi tion to the belongings of a marine, having beou in uso for many years. It is about fourteen inches long, eight inches wide uud ton iuolies high. It is made of wood aud divided iuto sev eral compartments resembling some what tho divisions iu an ordinary trunk. The lid of the box contains receptacles, with a rack, whioh hangs nvdwny in tho other part, aud is in tended for n blacking brush, a bos of blacking, a triploy brush and scour ing materials. Tho scouriug ma terials are used to polish the brass buttons ou tho uniforms. Underneath this iu room for scouring rags, clean ing cloths and other small belongings which the marine may wish to take along with him. In the cover of tho box he keeps scissors, pius nud sew ing materials. The "ditty boxes" furnished to the crew of the Detroit are made iu tho nuvy yard aud are of exceptionally neat workmanship. All aro stained n mahogany color and aro highly prized by thoso who wero fortunato enough to securo them. In this instance the recipients were not compelled to pur chase the boxes, but will forfeit $1 each if they ure not returned in good order when tho men's euliatment ex 'rea. Brooklyn Eagle. Clilvulrjr on a Klicut Cur, That tho ago of chivalry is not past was evinced tho other night ou a North Clark street car. Hundreds of peoplo began pouring out of the north sido parks and gardens about 10 o'clock, Many of the young women being thinly clad, and especially thoso having only a thin lace covering over tho shoulders, suffered visibly from tho cool night air. One youug woman sitting with a girl friend was heard to remark that she was cold and that she wished she had brought her wraps. An elderly man ' sitting opposite aroso, calmly took oil' his Prince Albert coat, and politely tipping his hat, asked that she accept tho ooat for the protection of her shoulders. After some urging the youug lady ullowed the coat to be pluced around her thiuly olad shoul ders, while the old gentleman sat down again as though perfectly un conscious of having done anything unusual. Chicago News..1 INDIAN LOCKJAW CUME. Man Saved From Death by n Simple llean Poultice. Doctors everywhere have a horror of lockjaw. They realize that once a patient is attacked by that disease his life is sure to fade rapidly away. Had they known of tho remedy an old In dian squaw possessed when the cpi demio of the disease struck the com munity as the result of last Fourth of July celebrations they would have bad little fear. An old resident of Long Island told of the cure to a friend in this city. "The newspapers ain't telling no lie," he said, "when they say there's more dangor of lock jaw on Long Ii.land than there is in most other places. I don't under stand none of thin new-fangled talk nbout microbes and such, but I know for a fact that there's a lot more dan ger iu cuts and bruises iu the eastern part of tho island, whore my father used to live when he was a boy, than there is well, even around nbout Jamaica, where my folks live now. "I nover heard of but one case where the patient was cured after his face was set, and thut wasn't by n doctor, but by au old Indian squaw. i.'hat patient was my father, and it was away back iu the twenties, wheu there were lots of Indians left on 'jong Inland. Ho was nearly grown p at tho time, but still going bare footed in snmmer, aud cut his foot very badly by steppiug on a broken bottle. Ho did not pay much atten tion to it, being pretty tough aud hardy. It wasn't long, though, be soro symptoms of lockjaw set in. The nearest doctor lived a dozou miles away, aud if my fnthor's fuoe wasn't exactly sec it was next door to it, when his mother thought of an old squaw, who lived only a littlo way down the road, and who had quite a name as an herb doctor. "Sho came ns soon as she was sent for, aud the first thing sho done was to make a beau poultice, sprinkle it with soda and clap it on the cut. It kept the wound open, and I suppose it killed the microbes. I know father said it nearly killed him, nud if tho old squaw hadn't stood by and pre vented it he would have had it off in no timo. But it cured him all right, and afterward when he heard of doc tors losing lockjaw cases he used to say that it was because they didn't know beans." Chicago Chronicle. Short Clint on Advertising. Every largo advertiser admits tha he made but a small beginning. This is a life of change. Man wearies of monotony even in adver tisements. The lesson for advertisers to learn is "don't scatter your ammunition;" concentrate your fire. If you wish your prosperity to bo continuous, make your advertising continuous. One begets the other. It is better to ndvortise two inches every day than four inches every o'her day. The publio must be constantly reminded of your wares. Success in advertising does not do poud so much on a large expenditure of money as it does ou knowing how to expeud a littlo judiciously. The primary purpose of retail ad vertisiug is to sell specitio goods; the secondary purpose is to make specific goods advertise the whole business. Whon the work is well done both ro suits follow the single effort. Advertising is like growth in grace, if it be successful. One may not go iuto it by fits aud jerks at long inter vals. In grace it is precept upon pre cept, line upon line; hero a little and there a little, which finally makes the complete moral man. Seok after distinctiveness in your advertising. Is there not some new feature or characteristic of your busi ness which a clever illustration will bring out in a forcible manner? Study your subject from your customer's point of view. Study bow it would fit into their needs. Tho morohant who is doing effeo tivo advertising, advertising that sellf goods, would be foolish to chauge il just because it does not conform tc tho ideas of some one who seta him solf up ns an authority ou advertising, Equally foolish would it be to cling to a stylo, uo matter how highly com mended by othors, which fuiled to briug results. The Clalien (Mich.) Advocato qnotei from an exchange a well written edi toiial on advertising, advising its rend ers to "Avoid the loud and mouthj style as a thiug of evil," and also ad vises against tho other extreme ol being too dignified aud prim, because, as the Advocate snys, it leaves an im pression of old "fogyism." Typo graphical display, it claims, is of great importance, aud the liberul use of cutf is udvauoed as well. 1"K Cutcho n lilUBtlidi. A few days ngo n hawk caught a fist in the Sound, just oil' Gosheu Point Conn. While Hying with his oaptivf towards the Waterford woods to de vour it at his leisure, the fish flouu ilorod from his hold aud dropped iutc a farmer's yard, where a big mastiff was silting. The dog caught the fish as it came dowu, aud tfto hawk swooped after it, but the dog turned and rushed into the house, placing his trophy, yet alive, at the feet of hie mistross. It proved to be a large bluetish, and it was served up thai night to a vory appreciative family The dog evej ejueJ J1 V,?e'4 cen ti sit iu the sama plooo at the same tia!0! with his eyas turned skyward, evidently mipressod with the belief that his good fortune may be repeated, New York Post. Our State Socreturye Humor. That the Secretary of State is nol without humor is evidenced by the re tort ho made to au English photog rnpher who, making a negative of tin distinguished American shortly bo fore he sailed for home, begged bin. to assume a ploasaut expression. "But how can you expect mo tc look cheerful when I urn about tc leave England?" asked tho Am bassador. "I know," he said sympathetically "but won't Your Excellency try anc forget that for a momont?" Phila delphia Saturday Evening PoBt. Alas and Aluukt ' With most of ns life seems to be one oontfnual round of economy. Puok. THE BALLAD OF THE Print Yonnir Janklns was printer, A llknly youth, lint rush; II thoiixlit hn mmlit to sliln, Aud triad to cut a Ila fnveil Ms mn.tr's linnet aiiuthii mm, an nn lllQUKht But, oti I the ways of woumm'j Ills love It came to ; Hn wrota a note, In which li His clot I ii it Inner frisk; Win cried, "Oh, what u risk t Aud what an . Now In tlis nota ha orloil, '(( Don't to my p 1 f . 1 i n lmr I'll diet I'll die!"-but olie uii His 8hn put thn noto straight In i The fin ma but slowly HoU,. Blio broke another coal lu t Aud put a And so thn roto wns bnrno I, ; Uotirnit to bad, quit" wnt-V Mnnnwlilln poor Jmiklus wuit Tlio unswur to his it novnr nnrnn. His mini cut And fairly went to rankm-, Onn ropH-nnd l.e 1 1 nil roniiil , The other round somo i For onco, although tantoln;, Allowml hlnn'ilt a drop; Ami, quite out up, ho, wu-jnot Hud come to a . PITH AN3 POINT, Showmau "Have you fir, leopard for the show yet?" "No; but I've got ono Puck. Passenger "What tiiuj cars leave this comer?" ( --"Quarter after, half after, to, and at." Puck. Mnude "I firmly belien should lovo our enemies.' "In that case I declare war at once." Brooklyn Life. It's curious that tho avon. only speaks ono language, d, fact thut he is familiar witU tongues. Philadelphia II c Hn asked hor for u kin. !! t. A lot, dOHpUn all sin Mul l And yot sho brought lilm not t For wull she likud tils Inking 13 flo: If. fr, Ira lad nli rde hlc ?a brd t i e ite to d, per ele f, ;nv sir rai Iftti "tie d luc act int (. a alt iiy adi Hy f.t Hi a. M is Philanthropist "Why il go to work? Labor ennohlc &i Vagabond "But I am vht tha nobility." llumorisliso( "And you broko olT t!i ment?" said one young mnu not bl'lltiillv vnll kiwuv I'- ngodit." '"How?" "Toll If my salary is." l "Don't you dave ki.s i.," cried, wnrningly. "Why, i thinking of such a thing,"'' " ." "Well, I was," she repiiei'ue, Philadelphia North Anieri f " 'It is woman's lot to suit jer lencel' I wonder what is tin t i that sentiment?" "Perh-if ho corruption of tho truth that it woman suffers a lot." Detr ed unl. ;he Mrs. Orobb's "I thin'; he strange that your friend l)ol ' married." Mr. Gobbs" fov don't know Dobbs. He i'e such a fool as lie looks." Weokly. ia vie "A mau," she said, "neve- when he is well off." "Trite 'ah plied, "and it's a mighty fj thing for women who don't cij old maids that thoy don't."- i"1 Evening Post. L: Mrs. Beenwod "I could :i dorstand how Mrs. Spadefa' agod to marry suoh ahunduoiire Mr. Beenwed "I should tliex would be able to figure it-v your owu experience." l1' (Ohio) Journal. ' Census Supervisor "Yo-L UtIO bttlhUU IUU tjll u iur. L HL1U d people in that Indian scttlem ir carelessly. There are certain' more of them thnu you havei' Census Taker "Saro. I cou:k half-breeds ns only one Iujut "Well, here's another case tt0 dontal shooting." "Too bail nt dor why it is that people wiii fooling with guns that th iu; know aro loaded." "Oh, tli jj; this one was loaded all right, .y pened nt a Frouoh duel." ire Times-Herald. t i 1 , llrlllllll HolnHt) KnuiR' & Up to the year the )' roads of Great Britaiu were s to thoso the llomnus built pri tic fifth century, Tho compleb'ra included six main roads from !ni with thoir branches, nud t.u network of cross roads, meip- rns tt-ld some GOOD miles, nud cm e Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bath, i : Newcastle, Dover and othi still unoccupied by thriving ijj The llomuu roads were nan:'' built to last for nil time, 'l'-i width was about fifteen depth threj feet. Tho hot!;' dug out aud well lammod, u , tion of larger ttones was lui, ment and layers of smaller si f ercd oil' toward thn top, wi: " laid crowning iu the middle 'K raiu. Such cement ns lloini" made theso roads practice, blocks of stoue. Two Horvlet n Year. A church in which oniy i? viot-s are held during the c any one year in a curiosity, y no can bo found iu tho inMif large Hold near tha village ef England. It was originally as a memorial to Lord du 4 who fell in the battle of T 1101. Service) were iasjtii'f tho purpose of pr.i.yiug fur th of his soul aud thosi) of hi J( who fell iu that Imtovio bat til might have been discoutiimf ago did not tho vicar of l!.v whose parish tho church is receive the tithes from no It ono thousand and nine noros tunc are ueuicntou to tuo ir. tuury. The Kdltorlul llul-.oorf In Mb A child is born; the doct tendauoe rjcts .10, the ed 0. It is christened aud tho gets $5 nud the editor gets (n it marries the minister gets piece of enke and the editor g? Iu tho course of time it dies; t perhaps, gets another !?5, ni: taker from $25 to Tli prints a notice of denth nud two column1) long nud gets I) sidos lodge r.nd society rosoln1 free card of thanks and a lot try.