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K - HOW TO BUILD BRICK CISTERN Should Bt Underground and for Dura tillt and Bast of Service Bo Mad Circular. (mm O. SIBLEY.) A cistern for tha collection and torsga of roof water ahould bo under troHCTd and. for durability sod tbo best of service, bo niado circular. Din holo ten to fifteen feot deep, and from alx to eight feot to diameter, de fending on tbo quantity of mater one wants to store. The alto aelected ahould bo dry, for while a cistern can bo built o aa to bold water It Is al most Impossible to keep water out of It If there la a spring wbere tbo bolo la dug. Take pains that the bole la dug sym metrical, the sldea smooth, and tbo bottom oval. For a foundation, a tone about two feet aquare ahould be used, Beginning on tbla lay a two Inch brick against the earta until tbe wall la nearly to tbe top of the per pendicular aides where the thickness hould be Increased to four Incbea. About fife feet from tbe top the wall bould bo drawn In by tipping the cater edge of the brick a little at first and ifciill tbe -"per outside of them la at an angle c bout S degrees when tbe arch la finished. A good mason can easily do thla. Tbo top of tbo arcb should be about two feet below tbe surface of the ground. The circu lar neck ahould eitend to or a little Underground Brick Cistern. above tbe level of tbe surrounding all and be furnished with a cover. An opening should be left near tbe (op of tbe arch for an Inflow, provided with a abort piece of Iron pipe which. ccliionted Into the wall. rises an lncb or to above tbe aurface of the ground. On the same level with the Inflow .Where It enters tbe cistern there hould be alao an outflow, consisting f a Joint of Iron pipe carefully ce- tuented Into the wall and conducted way until there la a good outlet By iavlng thla pipe eitended to the bot torn of the cistern water that contalna tbe most Impurities can be taken out. but in order to prevent tbe water from being siphoned out. aa would occur If tbo fcdlet were lower tban tbe bottom of the cistern, a bole must be drilled In tbe pipe at Ita highest point. Good cement mortar la required to lay the bricks and wben completed Ita Interior ahould have an application of two coats of cement. The last one. light coat, ahould bo put on before the first Is dry. It Is beat finished 3 with a whitewash brush. MAKING AX HANDLE SECURE Ax bandlea commonly wear out next to tbe bead, especially where tha ax 41 la used for split ting. Drive I Vf! IUW III W MA I under the bandle aa ahown In the Secure. cut, which will ave tbo wear. Tbla will serve to keep tbe bead tlgbt on tbo handle, FARM NOTES. Plow the garden this falL Pot-go growing la proving profitable. more gave aeed from the beat pumpktna and quaanea. Sort out seed potatoes from most productive hills. Discard sweet corn for seed If hows trace of Hold com. It Beeta that have Uken aecond growth are apollod for the table. Better apply manure to the garden now than to watt until spring. A dark cool houae la an Ideal place to atore potatoes for the next CO da: a. A lister la a good substitute for a potato digger; It la better than a plow aa It baa a double mold board. Leave the cabbagea In the field until cold weather absolutely compels removal They will keep better there than anywhere else. When It cornea to hauling manure you cannot afford to do It la any other way tban with ft spreader. We used to think we could, but have realized our mistake. Now varieties of potatots are propa gated by planting the a Ids found In tag potato balls. They I be very small at first but IncreaaJn alio from continued planting. T We alwaya lay In i if d supply of cotton gloves early In t.C fall. Tbey are handy to chore In. aj cheaper to wear wben husking It ' to take all the wear and tear on baxe hands. t'ETHOD OF PULLING STUMPS Illustration Shotting DovIm by Which 200 or More Stubs May Bo Re moved in On Day. (CIIAni.tCft- J. MILLS.) A very bandy device for pulling peach atumpa from old orchards, and can pull too or more a day by tbla means. Is shown In tbe Illustration. Tbe limbs are cut off and tbo atumpa, i. left aa long aa possible. A abort JlJLl Tackle for Pulling Stumps. rope or chain with a single pulley la attached to tbe top of tbo stump. Tbo anchor rope. b. which runs through tbe pulley, la fastened to tbe bottom of 4 atout stump, a. A pair of ateady borsea la attached to tbe rope and alwaya pull toward tbe anchor atump. With a ateady pull there la no Jumping or Jerking, and they will walk right off aa If pulling a loaded wagon. We use about 60 feet of one Inch rope, which costa $2.40 and tbe pulley 3L73, making a total cost of 11.15. ALFALFA IN ALL CLIMATES Haa Proven Ito Adaptability to Grow Everywhere and on All Klnda of Soils. Wlille experts have been declaring that alfalfa would only grow In cer tain aolL and In certain climates It baa proven adaptability to nearly all climates and almost all soils, aaya Coburn'a Hook on Alfalfa. It pro duce! with a rainfall aa scant as 14 Inches, and In the gulf states flour- Ubea with 63 Inches. It gives crops at rn elevation of S.ooo feet above sea levfl, and In aouthern California It grows below sea level to height of alx feet or over, with nine cuttings a year, aggregating ten to twelve tona. An authenticated photograph In pos session of the writer shows wondeis ful alfalfa plant raised In tbe ( Irri gated) desert of aouthern California, CO feet below sea level, that meas ures considerably more than ten feet In height Satisfactory crops are raised, but on limited areas aa yet. In Vermont and Florida. New York baa grown It for over 100 years In ber clay and gravel; Nebraska grows it In ber western sand bills without plowing, aa does Nevada on bar ssge brush desert. Tbe depleted cotton soils of Alabama and rich corn landa of Illinois and Missouri each respond generously with profitable yields to tbo enterprUing farmer, while Ita ac cumulated nitrogen and the sub-soli- Ing It effect are making the rich land more valuable and giving back to tbe crop-worn land tbe priceleoa elements of which it bas been in auccesslve generatlona despoiled by a conscience lesa husbandry. TRELLIS WILL STAND ALONE Plant Support as Shown In the Illus trations Is Very Handy In Any Garden. A plant support or garden trellis, aucb aa shown in tbe Illustrations Is very bandy In the garden. The dou ble form of trellis can be folded up and takes Tory little room. All trellises and stakea ahould be 1 gathered Is soon aa tbe crop la bar vested and atored under cover until the next eeaaou. Tbey are uaeful for tomatoea, beans, pest, cucumbers, etc The double trellis la built of two pieces of 2x3, which are bolted to- Trollla Standa Alone. gether for each leg and the top hold la r.lace by a piece of string or wire. Costly Distribution. There are many things that fall to support tbo view that city consumers pay high prices for supplies because farmers ate a benighted claaa who dont know how to produce things economically. We have already cited tbe caae of milk, which costa the con sumer several times what tbe pro ducer gets for It end there are many other Instances, save the Baltimore American. Tomatoea that tbe pro ducer sold for 75 cents a crate cost the consumer $1.75. Cabbage that tbe producer aold for S3 to 50 cents a crate cost the consumer f l.SS, and ao on. We repeat that wasteful troduo tlon Is less to blame tban cosfcy dis tribution for the rrlcea consumers must put up for what they eat Wben will both sides realize tbla and co orcrate for better tUngs? Late Corn Fodder. The feeding of late corn fodder to dairy cows should be continued Just aa long as the corn la at all green. It la a splendid aupplomentary feed with the holt sutumn pasture grass. I, HERMIT WHO KEPT MANY FELINE PETS FOUND DEAD IN HUT. BARRED KIN FROM HOUSE Old Rlvsr Man Who Once Used Revol ver to Keep Surgeona from Am putating Legs Expires Amid Strange Surroundings, fit Louis. Jfo. Sonrrounded by 1 hundred purring cats, which bo bad loved, petted and fed when be bad not atrength to care for blmself, Copt John Tollerton Maxxey, one of the old est steamboat men In the country, waa found dead in bla but. No. 1707 Papln Street Capt Massey bad lived alone since the death of bis wife two yeara ago and refused to be taken to a hospital or to allow relatives or frlenda to visit him. He bad been able to get around with difficulty prevloua to bis last Illness, owing to Injurlea sus tained when bo waa thrown from a carriage at Bismarck, B. D, In 1SSS, while be waa ateamboatlng In that part of tbe country. He was also throws from a street car about two years sgo and never entirely re covered. Wblle be waa In tbe hospital tbe pbyalctana attempted to amputate bla legs, both of which had been broken, but bo refused to allow tbem to ad minister an anesthetic and slept with a pistol under bis pillow, which bo drew on tbe surgeons every time tbey approached him. To add to bis troubles, about tbla time tbe Oil. Maclcod, which bad been put in rharro of another man. was damaged so badly as to be no longer fit for service. Tbe boat bad been drawn onto the ways for repairs when the boat of a rival company which bad been docked shortly before broke anchor and stove the Col Macleod. A suit waa filed and won by Raker Master and the money paid to tbo estate of Baker, who bad died mean time, Tbla caused another suit against the heirs of Haker, which la still in tbe 8t Loula circuit court Wben bla wife died Maaaey rented bla bouse, reserving two rooms on tho premises for blmself and bis cala. Reserving Two Rooms en the Prem ises for Himself and Cata. He had cut ft hole In tbo back door of bla apartment through which hla pets might paaa In and out Dotena of tbeae pets were sitting around the yard mewing plaintively the day after Capt. Massey'a death. while they looked wistfully at tho bole In tbe door, which had been cloaed when their master waa taken away. Capt Maaaey waa born In Franklin county. Mo.. July S. 1827. He came from an old Virginia family, which furnished many distinguished men during the revolutionary and war of 1112. Hla father, Peter Massey, waa a lieutenant In tbe war of 1813. and one of the atancbeat fighters of tho Black- hawk war. DOG SAVES FOUR IN FIRE Arouses Woman and Three Children and They Floe from Smoke Filled Rooms, Chicago. A black and tan dog aaved tbe family of Carl rierson. a milk dealer. 1 S4 1 Larrabee street from fire la their home. Tbe blaze started In a clothes closet and tbe barking of the dog aroused Mra. Pier son and her three children. Tbe room waa being rapidly filled with smoke and tbo oc cupant were forced to flee to tbe etreet "I waa awakened by tbo dog bark' Ing. end when I appeared in the dining room I found tbo room filled with smoke." said Mrs. Pleraon. "The dog waa lumping up against the door of tbo clothes closet, but aa soon aa 1 appeared be became quiet" Daily Flights. Budd I put it all over the Wright brothers these daya. Mudd How la thatT Budd Well, I make four fllgbta very time I go up to my room. Yale Record. DEAD M I'S 00 1 fits QUEEN ALEXASmA p It I I w 'Hi The picture waa taken while her majesty waa at Copenhagen. The figures from loft to right seated are: The press of Russia and tho Queen of Denmark. The figures standing are: Prince Custav of Denmark, Princess Thyrs, Queen Aleaandra, Prince A go or Don mark, Crown Princess, Crown Prince, and Prince Aael of Denmark. MOVE FOREST WORK Headquarters Transferred to Madison and Chicago. Products Investigation Hereafter Bs Done at Wisconsin Town and Utilization Bo Established in Illinois. Washington. Preparation have been completed for the transfer of all tbe governments foreat products work to Madison. Wia.. wbere the Vnlted Btatea foreat aervlce producta laboratory will bo located, and to Chi cago wbere tbo headquarters of tbe office of wood utilization will be es tablished. Tho new forest producta laboratory being erected at Madison by tbe Uni versity 'of Wisconsin, which will co operate with tbe government In Its forest products work and which la to coot approximately 150.000, la now In tbe course of construction. Tbe lab oratory will bo a fireproof bulldng of brick trimmed In white atone and la expected to be ready for occupancy upon January 1. In tbe meanwhile temporary offices will be located at 1610 Adama street, Madison. On October 1 tbe Tale timber test ing laboratory waa discontinued and tbe forest service equipment there shipped to Madison. Tbe laboratory here at Washington waa discontinued at the aame time. Tbe timber teatlng laboratory at Purdue, lnd will be op erated until the middle of December wben It will be discontinued and Ita equipment ablpped to Madison. Tbe offirea having general euper- vlsioo over all the work of the branch of producta will remain temporarily at Washington. W. L. Hall, assistant forester, continues In chsrge of branch of producta, and McGarvey Cllno will be director of tbe Madison laboratory. The work of tbe labora tory will be aaafgned to five officee. as follows: Wood preservstlos ws-irh will study 11 problems related to the Impregna tion of wood with preaervativea and other subatancea. Wood cbemlatry. which will handle all work bearing on tbe chemical utilization of forest producta. Wood distillation, paper pulp and other fiber products, chemical analysis of creo sotes, turpentines, etc, are the prin cipal lines handled by thla office. Timber teata. which will have charge of all tests to determine tbe strength and other mechanical prop erties of different woods. Technology, which will study the microscopic structure of wood, meth ods of seasoning and drying It end other problems of ft purely technical character. Maintenance, which will have charge of tbe filing and computing. It will also be responsible for tbe pur chase of supplies snd general care of tbe entire laboratory. Tbe clasa work In tbr laboratory may be separated Into three klnda, aa follows: 1. Tbe Investigation of problems In experimental research. 2. Experimental work In co-operation with commercial planta to verify laboratory experiments on ft commer cial scale. 3. Co-operation with outaldo parties for the purpose of assisting them In applying principles and processes of recognlied commercial value with which tbe aervice la thoroughly fa miliar. Tho work of the office of wood utili zation at Chicago will consist of atudtea of the wood-using industries of various statea. the atudy or woods In manufacture and of tbe methods of disposing of mill waste, tbe collection of statistic on tbe price of lumber at the mill snd at the principal distribut ing markets ot the country, and the WITH HER FAMILY IPO King of Denmark, the Dowager Em study of specifications and grading rules. The office will also secure statlstlca of forest producta of Im portance to the experimental work of the aervlce and the atudy of tbo move ments of lumber and of the condltiona of the principal lumber marketa. TIDAL WAVE BRINGS FORTUNE t20.000.000 Worth of Mahogany Swept to Doors of Poor by Recent Texas Hurrlcsno. Galveston. Tex. It's an 111 wind that blows no good, and the hurricane which swept tidal wave from tho gulf to the atate of Tabasco. Mexico, brought down millions of feet of ma hogany and cedar and distributed It over hundreds of miles of that coun try occupied by tbe poor natlvea and by plantation owners who lost their crops by tbo flood. The smount of timber Is estlmsted st sbout 650.000 tons, vslued at 120. 000.000 and belongs to tbe unfortu nates upon whose premises It was waabed by tbe atorm tide. This valu able timber, tbe accumulation of half century, had fallen Into ravines and other inaccessible recesses from tbe mountain aldea, wbere it would have cost more tban Its value to have recovered by machinery or the con struct Ion of railways. The tidal wave, assisted by the heavy ralna. filled tbe ravines with powerful stream, which swept tbe tim ber out Into tbe. open country and over mllea of territory. Wblle food and clothing are being rushed to tbe storm sufferers, msny of them are wealthy with tbe stock of timber which they will soon be able to dis pose ot st good prices. Corn Salve Is Aale Gresse. Morocco, Ind. Farmers southeast of here have lost faith In corn salves in general and In the painless kind In particular. Recently when corn doctor appeared among tbem, offer ing for aale salve guaranteed to yank out by tbe roots tbe most stub born corn without pain, they bought largely. After ualng the aalve for week wltbout any apparent reaulta It was examined more closely, and waa found to be common axle grease. Peach Looks Delaware Farmera Fruit Very Much Resembles a Young Chicken emerging from an Egg. Orange. N. J. A peach which re sembles a young chicken Just emerg ing from the egg waa raised In Dela ware thla year. The eyea. bill, fuxsy coat and jagged lines of tho broken shell, all plainly are visible. Emll Werner, assistant chef In the Park ho tel here, who haa one of the new vari ety of peachea. even aaeerte that when he first took tbe freak from tho basket be distinctly heard It chirp like a young chicken. Ho haa the chicken peach on exhibition in tbe hotel and It la attracting much attention. Being of an Investigating nature. Werner la In correspondence with the Delaware farmer w ho raised the peach to ascer tain by what horticultural process It was accomplished. Even Luther Bur bank, wizard in the fruit and vege table worlds, never made any pretense that be could graft young chlckena and broken eitg shells on pesch trees, snd carry with them all tbe propertlea of the delicious Delaware peach. Werner received a basket of peachea from Delaware, Ho poured the peach ea from 'he original package Into an other : t to aee If they were all right tolow tbe top layer. Hla friends say that he did so hs heard tbe chlrpltg ot a chAtiL Looking closer he f -1st - TKUArrr c:a:jtess i:j ItO-Peti nd Girl of 14 Year Refyeee to Attend School Because Chll- . dron Teaae Her. New Tork. Magistrate House had a truancy caae before blm. la front of hla desk etood Truant Officer Ml cbael Bracher and near bin was a glantesa, alx feet tall and weighing 190 pounds. "Mra. Antonio Calabaro of 31 Oil ver street baa failed to aend her 14-year-old daughter Maria to school." charged tbe truant officer, while tbe glantesa ahot a fierce look at him. 1 have here a letter from Mra. Mary R. Davla, principal of ecbool L In Vando water street which ssys that tbe girl la a constant truant "Furthermore, I have here a IHter purporting to come from the glrFa fa tier, which Bays: 'My daughter Is la Europe snd I don't know when she will return. If she returns soon I rill send bnr so school." Trusnt Officer Urscber said he bad rwaeon to believe that Marls herself bad written that letter. The gtanteaa near blm scowled at blm. "Wbere ia tho child r saked Magis trate House. There waa a titter from the rear bencbea and a little woman came for ward, stood beside tbe glantesa and, pointing te her, said: "Why, that's her, yer honor. Thata Maria." Little Maria waa tbe biggest persoa in the court room. "Why dont you go to school r Mag latrate House asked her. "1 don't want to." anawered the giantess, sticking her fist Into her left eye and beginning to mark figures la tbe court room floor grime with the point of ber No. 9 shoe. "I n too big. Wben 1 co to school the little children make fun of me. I can't do anything. I n afraid to hit tbem I mlgbt smaan era. "Why don't you make your daughter go to achooir Magistrate House asked turning to Maria's mother. "You aee for yourself." she an swered, shrugging ber shoulders. Til fine you one dollar thla time and If tbla rase comes here sgaln 111 fine you fOO." aald tbe magistrate. INSANE TREATED WITH CATS Beautiful White Specimen Sent Pennsylvania Asylum te Test Theory ef Chlcsgoan. to Chicago. That tho care ot animal peta. especially cats, have a quieting and beweflclal effect on the Insane waa the statement made before the Be re ford Cat club by Mra Clinton Locke, president of that organization and rtce-preatdent of the American Cat as sociation. t "I firmly believe that the care of animala. particularly auch decorative lovely peta aa cata, will soothe the troubled minds of tbe Insane,' said Mra. Locke. "For that reason, and because this opinion Is advanced by frlenda of mine Interested In tbe care of tbe Inaaae, I have aeot one of my finest animala, a beautiful white female, to an asylum In Pennsylvania, where a test la being mode of this use of pet animala and blrda. "We try to arouse Interest la our annual abow among the working poo-, pie. that they may take good care of their peta and compete for our prizes. "Cata are better than doga. They are cleaner, they will atay at home, and do not need constant watching. Tbey are more uaeful, and then they are ao much quieter. Now, a cur dog la alwaya a cur dog, and can never be made anything else. But you take a real scrub cat teed It, brush It and pet It od the dear creature will look like a beautiful painting. A dog Is al ways such a dirty, untidy thine." Old Men's Club Unique. Lewes. Del. This town possesses one of tbe most unique organizations In the stste In the Old Men's club, composed only ot men who sre 70 years old or ovr, snd despite their years, lu members have as much fun. aa any club In thla section. Banquets are frequent and songs, speeches snd even dances form part of tha pro grama Like a Chick discovered the young peach cblckoa, with lu hosd sticking out of what looked Uke a broken pink ehelL Wer nor'a theory Is thst a sitting hen. bar Ing no egga on which to alt flew Into ft peach tree In tho orchard, eat there for throe weeka on the peach and hatched It partly when the farmer picked it from the tree and sent It to Orange with the other peachea In the baaket Cat Fliea In Man'a Face. Theater. Pa Returning heme th other night William J. Mack, Jr, waa atucked by rat which a prang upon blm from tbe top of a fence, lit on hla shoulder and scratched him on the face. Inflicting deep laceratloue. After a fierce battle Mack succeeded In get ting the cat off. Ho hurried to the nearest drug store, wbere his wounds were csuterlzed. Blood poisoning Is feared. Loses Cow; Kills Himself. Oberlln. Grief over tbe death of a favorite cow Is believed to have bee a the motive which caused Dr. J. P. Slddall, 80 yeara old. to end hla life by drowning himself In a cistern. Mrs. Siddall said that her husband bad. been mourning the lose of tbo cow and that the family became so alarmed over hla condition that ha was watched.