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PLAIN VIOLATION OF LAW. Till: banks viiiir suspended gold payments without mooting with any .--orious criticism from the sub sidized p.Idbttg newspapers, what is to prevent th treasury from suspending pihl payments for a time long enough to con vinco all concerned that tho law which says that the greenbacks shall Lo redeemed in coin anil not in jroltl alone Is a good one? It must le pcrfeetiy clear even to tho Mastern contingent tliat tho greenbacks cannot ami will not be retired, says the Atlanta Consti tution. It must Ik perfectly clear to them. too. that the ailministrat ion can not p) on selling b.ihds for pM ami running the people deeper ami deeper into debt. It must also be perfectly clear that the hanks do not propose at this day :.nd hour to eome to the relief of the treasury an.l furnish gold for export, ami for a very good reason they have no puM t spare. Mr. Car lisle's underlings, drawing on their imaginations, have left it to he under stood that mir slock nf available gold amounts to about -'; u i.oi hi.imm . The fact is that our only available stock of gold is that which Is, doners to the trias ury reserve, supplemented by Huh amounts as the Rothschilds syndicate can command from time to time. The banks having suspended gold pay ments, the stock they have on hand can not he regarded as available except for The purchase of government bonds or for such premium as the syndicate can afford to pay. There must be an i ml to this busi ness. There inut be an end to the treas ury receivership. There must come a day. and that shortly, when even the? syndicate cannot afford m put up gold lo be carted o!f. There mu-t bo an end to the bond business. The people will not tolerate it. Tin whole trouble prows out of a plain violation of the law. When the law is once carried out. we shall no longer have tho ruinous dislo cation of the currency that now exists. The law says that the treasury notes ;iml greenbacks are payable, not in gold. Inn in coin, which is either gold or silver. That is the law. and it is only necessary to carry out the law to stop 'he drain of gold and restore our currency system to what it was when ji-ople wore receiving fair prices for the products of their labor, ray out silver as well as gold, coin the silver bullion in the treasury ami use the .-t-ip.i iorago. and lie -re will neither he a drain on the gold reserve nor a deficit the treasury. Stiortsine of tlo'el. Tho reat and necessary -nwiiir tfife anmnir the trold staihlard coun tries to obtain and retain a sutiicient ! amount of p!d for actual needs has caused it lo advance iu value when measured by any of the l. adin- prod ucts of human industry. It has stool nt par only when measured by itdf, says F. II. Flanders, i" the Chicago Fveniu- Fress. As phl advances in value, all those i-önunodities measured by it have an appearance of declininp and until a remedy is adopted to stop this increase no permanent Improve ment In the stability of prices ean be. iepended upon. It is unnatural and humiliating to think that this preat na tion should bo impelled to pay speiai laiers' prices for .'.(mmh of pd.l to ropl-nish "nr treasury while we have in silver available to take the place of 1h:s iold icarly ten times as much, to say nothing of tho many rich hut un developed mines. IVimetallisni would br'n- our silver into use as redemption money, which would be the measure of valmr while pild was deelinin-. loth pdd and sil ver would soon reach a common level ,tnd remain without material fluctua tions. If gold was temporarily driven out of circulation, if necessary wo could semi abroad for it as wo do now, but there is no reason why such disappear ance should cause financial disorder, as the greater amount or silver will l ike its pl.ic. Antiker point: Why should London make the price of our silver? We will make our own price at the ratio of 1", to 1. If by so doing iiii'y one mine owner is benefited, con gratulate him. If it adds to the wealth of loi) or l.ooo of our people, so much j tho better. For my part. I believe that the rotnonetiziitioii of silver at t!io ear liest possible moment will benefit every community and every industry. Unworthy Our Nation. The spectacle of tile treasury waiting upon tho plea sun? of the syndicate bankers to know what they intend to do for Iho replenishment of tho gold re serve is too humiliating to be regarded with patience. Such a spectacle, to bo plain about it, is unworthy of our na tion. No country In the world has larger linaiolal resources than Iho Fnlted States possesses. Our Government ought to enjoy tho very highest credit. It should be and with proper handling It undoubtedly would be aide to rais ftsiy amount of money that it might re tjuiro. Rene-inhering what h: has done in the past. I 'nolo Sam may well rub hi:; eyes to see whether he is awake when ho sfs the treasury officials soliciting the kindly intervention of a syndicate for the preservation of the national ere -it. What It Mentis. Free coinage of silver means profit in fanning. Profit iu farming moans In to.hm in values. Increase in valth-s means new homos, prosperous villag-s and thriving cities. Increase of farm products means increase of national wealth, h bif.ia fur manufacturers' money to redeem railroads from tie; Lnglish pawnbrokers and fair divi dends for stockholders. It means work for idle men and a reduction in the num ber of tramps. It means less crim . less ivcTty and less tax:. tioii. It means a restoration of agriculture, the foundation of commerce and manufactures. Political Jingles. Shylock had a little ram. His eliet-k was tough as brass; And every time the bankers winked, This ram was sure to pis. He went to school to "Coin" uae day, And acted like a fool : It made the piple laugh and cheer. To see this rain iu "School." The teacher thrashed him the tirst day, And still lc charged about, And hunted like a little rulf. Till the tea her turned him out. Iii .lid.Ue diddle. Ham y did riddle The Lastern goldbug's too!. The people did laugh To -co such sport At Coin's Financial School. Little i;o!dl.iu Herr lost his he; d. And didn't know where he was a? ; Let him alone, what over he said. lie was "talking through his hat." Silver Sentiment Developing. There is a very strong silver sonti liient aniens the Republicans of Michi gan. Illinois. Kansas and such other Western States as I have been in. say.5 W. .1. F.ryan. I think that the lipht lia.i not proresM'd as fur in the Uepublican iis iu the Ieinocratie party, but 1 look for a rapid development of silver senti ment after Congress meets. If tho sil ver Republicans will orpin io as thor nuphly as tho silver Democrats aiv oranizinv; tliey will bo proiared to d much bettor work in ls:;. Wo have a nat many &iler Iteub!icans i:: Nebraska. Itas No lTe for (loll!. Mexico has pven up for the pres'-nt tryimr to keep hvv silver coin on a pari ty with pdil. it therefore has the sin pV silver standard and. has no use for jrold except in dealings with foreign eoiiniries. All reports, however. mii- cate that at no time iu the history of that country has it enjoyed such p ner al prosperity. Home manufactures are increasing and wealth is I eins accum ulated. The deposits of th batiks of th.e City of Mexico have increased in the last ten years from a Utile over :-7,-Wi.,ooo to s;;.'.mo,tvo. Clrver Dotootivos. The smartest criminals a'v generally as stupid as they are smart, and sooner or later meet their reward. A clover capture v, as recently made by Paris de tectives. Walking in the Rue St. Mar tin, their attention was attracted by a man pushing a large packing-case o:i a hand-cart. The man seemed to be talk ing to himself, and though this is not an unusual eccentricity, they thought it worth while to listen. 'Ion't be afraid, old fellow, I will take the shortest eut," lie was hear-1 to say. In the Reekie Rcidy he deposited Use packing-ease'ia a warehouse belon-iny to one M. Ro'ttx. The directives cot: coaled themselves there. About mid night they saw a man emerge from the case, and with :i set of tools begin lo demolish tho safe lock. Eventually ho opened the safe, took the gold ami sil ver it contained, and retired to his packing-case again. The detective-.! quietly awaited the return of his confederate. In the morn ing he appeared, and was arrested without noise outside t lie warehouse. Then placing the case on a hand-cart, the detectives dragged it to tin? oliice of the police commissary. "Is it yoitV Inijuirod the mau iu the j box. "Yes. don't be uneasy. I will take tic; shortest cut." replied a detective. The astonishment of the robber was great win ti he was released from the case in the presence of a police com missioner. Ants Are Hrotherly. A naturalist who has studied the . J ...J.. 11. . ... ":1s" :,n,s I,,u,m uuu ,,im U1 1,1,1,1 f,,,'1 frhmdship and pity for suffering. and bo tells it thus: "One day. watch ing ;i small column of those ants, I placed a small stone on one of them to secure it. The next that approached, as soon as it discovered its situation, ran backward in an agitated manner and soon communicated the intelligoii'v to the others. They rushed to the res cue. Some bit at the stone and tried to move it. Others seized the prisoner by tho legs and tugged wiih such force that I thought tho logs would bo pulled off, but they persevered until they got the captive free. I next covered one up with :i piee of clay, leaving only the ends of its antennae projecting. It was soon discovered by its fellows, who set to work imediaUly ami by biting off pieces of the day soon liberated it. Tho excitement and ardor with which they carried on their unflagging exer tions for the rescue of their comrade could not have been greater if they had been human beings." The word supercilious comes from Iho Latin word signifying the eyebrow. Tho habit of lifting tho eyebrows in scorn suggested the present .significa tion. Riches do not half so much exhilarate us with their possession as they tor ment us with their loss. 2Urts T 111- housekeeper is by no moans tlie hotno-maker. tlmtmli she may i manage successfullv to combine j the two vocations. A woman wi'h seme old-fashioned ideas says that in worn- an s sphere in lite there is iioiiui: ui.u can transcend the majesty of liome makim: .... . 1... There is no need to recall the thott-j what hideous teeth! The other side sand details that are blended in tho j of this picture is a much more agreeable sum total of homo-makinp llousekeep- j one, and we must nproe that a heattti Jiii: is rotative to hoine-niakinp and j ful set of even, white n-eth is of in there are a thousand details under thta i finite charm. Mauv and inanv an heail. It is in housekeeping where we yrasp at majesty in the least thin;;s, i redeemed by a mouth full of brilliant and never rise above the footstool of J white teeth, the throne of the home-maker. What : obstacles intervene between us and the j ,' e Hiisinews Woinav. .hrone to coiwimully prevent our wear-j A ,Ilvss business women in- tho crown and wieldini; the sceptre? presented at a private dreis session of We e-cape our royal heritap' wlien we j : recenr woman's council has a skirt dace ton Ii-ht a value upon self-.sniTi- j o1' f:ishionab!e cur. with The approved iuv-wheii w, offer up ourselves upon j number of -ores in the back, a simple tho altar of false economy, when we ox- j esr with a breast pockid, ami a ctit ciianp' nerve force for material results away cat wiih a French back. The that are in no wise its equivalent. Per- J oo.it contains seven pock-ss. The ilress Iiaps you know a v.-oman who last week skirt, whidi is of t'no usual waikin--rasped at tho majesty of currart jelly. ' len.irtii. has two: the skirt is so arranged She has a se.olf full of the carmi'i-vtint-; that :t can ipiii-kly be adjusted for a et! fruit syrup pur up in irlasst slued rainy-day dress witho'it chan-iu its down witii paper and white of ;uid ; "h ru.u" or making the ti-ure look either ail labeled. She worked quite hard over : awkward or unusual, lty sticii adjiist ir and it made her pretty cro-s. ;;ml her j r"iit she hands are left free, and one husband mentally measured up physi- j does imr have to strupsle with sevos-al cal results alon with saccharine re- '. li:im!tuls of dress, umbrella and pack suits, and the former weighed tho most j ases. bv a poil deal, i'erl'.aps you know a I woman who -rasps at the mijestv of j T'owtin- fr the Kadics. dusting and scourinu' ami dre.tsaiakinp ! ,u' llr'lt :Ui'1 ,h hmpior of the sum. ami-well, vou can toll bv loolin-at her j nier a iv -one. and with the crispness of whether siie lifted her occupations to i v.'inter tho youn- and healthy blood is her level or descended to the level ,,f j enihctied. With this feelin- always t'.H-m. Yoti can tell by the thou-!:! j 4 '-n, ,n" pi-omptin-s for enjoyment. waves that surmam! her. whether she I l'hysieal as well as social. Alter the -overns lhe home or whether the lions.. enervaun- summer the muscles seem pivorns her; whether she keeps the ' ri'.v nUt r,il" freedom and play. A house for the sake of laakiu- .-: Imme; woman has muscles, and she can le for her subjecis. or whether she keeps youii- and heaP.hy, ami of late yi';iM house for the p.eiit'.iors ami as a mat- she lias diseovereil this ami s-r-" has ter of p!:i i:i-at jMe;-ed.ni-e. Wo made acted accordingly. Imwlin- b:?s fiir a irreat stride in reacliiiii: for real tii.tj- j to become woman's favorite p!:i". says ovy when we abob.-lied a best room j t ho Ciii.-a-o 'hvonicle. I Miriiii; lm ;ast that was kept ilosed for company, and ! season the alleys wore used e:;e.i;iv;iv NEW SPORT FOR THE NEW WOMAN. when the company rake that was too good for the family was abolished. Wo have yet to learn how to preserve nerve force and tho importance of impersonal thought as an ozone generator for home atmosphere. I hoard a woman the other day bewail tho fact that her house maid of all work wiped up the Moor with the dish cloth and made muilins when she ordered biscuit, and the prob lem of home-making looked to mo as though it was hopeless as far as solu tion was concerned. If a cyclone had swept away the roof she could have put very little more regret in her wail. i rasping at majesty in such things as tloor-cloths and biscuit demonstrates in stillioicut regal emalilu-ations for a home pieen. -Philadelphia Times. N?v Kihliniis. Dresden ribbons are seen on every thing: large hats, toipies. muslin and gauze dresses, wherever it is possible to place a bow they are lo be found. They have tho clear, bright tlower de signs familiar on Dresden porcelain, the violet or rose ribbons on while or pale grounds being most popular. These ribbons are most offi-ctive as trimming" of plain fabrics, ecru, while or light solid colors, rather than when an attempt is made to match the flow ered design of tho dress. Short taffeta ribbons are also stylish trimmings for summer gowns of light fabrics. Women's Teeth. "Take one tooth away from fair Helen's mouth." says an old auihor, "and there had never been a siege of Troy and the divine Iliad had never been written." It is impossible to con ceive of beauty in a woman without a set of regular, white, well-shaped tooth, ami it is true that with every other feature of iho classic mold wiih beautiful eyes, well-formed lips, a hkin of roses ami lilies, a magnificent head of brown or golden tresses, tho shoul ders and bust of a Hobo and Iho limbs of a Diana a woman stands or falls ly tho beauty or defects of her teeth. - You may admire all her other feature.'-. yoti may ilwell on her trace of contour and revel in the delicate lines of a gnudess-liko form, let the pretty mouth open to disclose discolored, misshapen and. above all. decayed teeth, and all your admiration is forgotten. Tho mental exclamation is alwavs the same otherwise commonplace face has boon in the afternoon by the once frail sex As a ruh the ladies repair to ;he alley:; about l':."o. and by .". o'clock the play is fairly started. After -1 is luncheon, with light talk and laughter. Again the playing is resumed, and the ladies leave in time to appear home at the dinner table. In some cases the women go to tho alloys with thoii- husbands and brothers and have formed no clubs exclusively for themselves. This is thi: case with the woman folk of tho mem hers of tho tJornianla Club. To ihb club belongs the credit of introducing bowling among the Chicago women. Years ago, long before tho gam - evef promised to bo a "fad." the ladies o" (lermania had acquired skill in upturn ing tho pins. At one time they had ; club composed of somv of the best know'i ladies in the city. The Fireplace. Ftdess your fireplace is already fur nish"d with liredogs, fenders and all the belongings of well-regulated lire places, seek to find what you want in stoics where they sell such lirej lace paraphernalia as was made when the fireplace was an important featuto of . the household. Itrass liredogs, shovel. tongs, bellows ami coal scuttle make a picture of truly magnitieent beauty when they are kept bright by day ami are Hashed upon by the Hamos at night. The old fashioned trivet, too that lit tie three-legged repository of dished that were to be kept warm-may be found and adds to tho juaintness of tie hear fn. Why Women Ircssr. It is often said that women dress for oilier women ami not for men. Imt don't joii believe it. Not one woman in a hundred would care a belt ribbon whether she had a silk or calico gown, or whether it was made with log o' mutton or skin tight sleeves. If there was no man, assuredly or prospectively, in tho landscape to look with admiring eyes upon her as she wore it. THE FARM AND HOME. MATTERS OF INTEREST TO FARM ER AND HOUSEWIFE. Cheap Wheat la Valuable as Hay Feed Iiow to Take Cure of Calves-Irri-gating Side-Hill Land Good Food for Poultry liat Cream. Wheat Worth S1 Cents Hog Feed. H. F. K. Luddeii, North Dakota, writes: On the tirst day of .Tauuary, lV.H. I had thirty-six hogs weighing on an average 1Ö4 pounds; lifteen of then wore bred sows. During the year, says the Agriculturalist, I fed th-m 4.:rj bushels of wheat. For four months they ran on a pasture consisting" of rye and barley, and during which time they had a small feed of soaked wheat. All the grain fed was carefully weighed. In September I sohl ü.r.n.i pounds at four and a half cents, ö.ooo pounds in November at three and a half cents, and the remainder in .January, iv.".. at three cents. I received for the thitty six hogs and their increase Si.no. j-:. From .';.m::uy, 1MH, to January. KCl, these hogs cost me S"J -!'.. I ö. I received for the wheat S'.'IÖ'i.ps; deducting the cost of grinding, the wheat yielded me CS cents per bushel. If the price for hogs had hei ii maintained, tho Novem ber sales would have been four and a half cents and the closing sale four cents. In that case the wheat would have had a value of eighty -six c.'-nts per bushel. Tho (tuest ion docs k nay tu raise hogs on wheat seems lo an swered by this experiment, extending over twelve months. Care of the Calves. I should like to teil dis -ourageJ farm ers what I did wiih two of those 'Jou poitnd cows, writes one to the Coun try (Jentleman. They were sold out ; a dairy herd because they were not supposed to be wortli keeping over winter. The second spring afier, six weeks before dropping calves, the pur chaser began feeding the cows better. When the calves were dropped, he fed them miik right from the cow four weeks; it did not hurt them. Then gave sweet skimmed milk, crilcake and oat meal, with good pasture and feed till they were two years old. They calved, being milked. om- ton. the other cloven months a year for throe years. Milk, tested at institute, went f , and .Mm. nnd tho dins-tor said their mother must ho extra good. Farmers try to raise cows for $ej.: these are worth and cannot be hough: for that. SolcJiil! Irr? jgatiiiJC. My farm is nearly ail on a sidehill. with a slope of about one f-t in hite.-n. Our ditch runs diagonally through my jdaeo, leaving about seventy acres nu tlet' water. My delivery Icadgate is Just halfway from either end of the seventy acres, says a writer in tho Agriculturist, and J run my laterals on a contour line east ami west from the main lateral, which runs straight down the hill. The laterals ate about tön feet apart, and ru:i on a grade of al nut one foot to a thousand feet. Then, to distribute the water over the land. I put in dams about every L'im feet, and cut tho lateral about every lifteen fct. It requires much more steady work for the man to irrigate on a sidehill, but there is no danger of a crop being killed by Hooding, or by standing water. My experience with alfalfa on a sidehMl is thai it Is far bettor than on level ground in ;ka; it is outlier and matures quicker. I ".fleet of flcod Food. E.gs from hens that are fed largely on slops and vefr-se are not as good for cookit'g purposes as thos? which are laid by hens having a liberal ration of corn or wheat, and of tho two. corn makes the richest egg;;, says the ifonosoe Farmer, a-; it adds to tho fat contents and give:; the contents of the shell a consistency that makes it espe cially valuable for baking and kindred uses. A meat rat ten also adds to the value of the eggs, and it i because ducks are such ravenous hunters o frogs and the many insects on land and water that their eggs are preferred to all others by bakers an 1 confectioners. Guinea eggs are specially rich in this quality, ami are better for baking and making Icing than those of almost any other fowl. The production of good eggs is a comparatively new Idea, and it has not been discussed half as much ns its merits deserve that it should be. l'at Cream in Winter. Churn in the fall and eat the cream In winter, wriK s Mrs. L. .J. 1. Langley, of New York, to the Agriculturist. "Cannot afford it V No one has a better right to a good living than the fanner and h!s family, r.or has anyone better facilities. There are four persons in our family. Last fall 1 had the milk of one fresh cow and two strippers to take care of. I could pack enough but ter in one week to last four. Fse sweet, new jars or put down in rolls, nnd cover with brine. Set In a cool, dry place where no foul air will reach (t. Continue packing until enough to last until spring is put down. The boy who gets cream is more likely to stick to the farm than tho one given skimmed milk. The fanner's wife is not obliged to churn all day. Try the experiment, Rnd I am sure you will lind it a suc cess." The objection to this plan is that the winter dairying is the most profit able for tho;e who make butter for mar ket. Keeping of Winter Sqiinslie. The keeping of winter squashes re quires careful management. They should be thoroughly ripened before taken from tlu vines, and the phell should be hard and well glazed over, fiat her them before they are nipped by frost. If left on the vines until thoy nre chilled enough to change color, they will not keep well. (lather them on a fitinny day, to be sure that they are per fectly dry. Handle carefully. If In tended for winter use, they must not be bruised, or tho stem broken, as tn slightest injury will increase tho lia bility to decay. Discard all the soft shelled or unripe ones. M noli depends on keeping them from moisture. Damp ness and an uneven temperature aro fatal to g,,o,l keeping. If kept in a warm, damp cellar, they will soon ror. The best plan is to place them on a sl.-df or on the lloor in a frot-pioof garret. If stored in heaps, the under ones will send our the m.iture. ami cause tho whole lot to rot iii a short time. M. IS. Kr ooh. Keep Stock On" Newly Seeded Land. When the established pas; are :tells during fail present a burned appear ance, it takes omsiderahlo will power to resist the temptation to turn s tools on to the newly .-ceded holds in which the youiig clover and timothy present an inviting appearance, but the pas turing oi'f of th:s now grow th close to the gnat:.. I will cause the whole plant to perish if drouth prevails. The pas turing on" of this line top growth should bo avoided, as it is just this mat that is roipiife.l to protect the roots during the severe cold winter, and when fr"Z:u solid this growth of leaves and s;aiks pressed close jo the ground pre vents the daily spring thawing and freezing, such as would bo the case wore this covering pastured off. This top growth is not lost, but as the spring growth progresses, it decays, and la .billed it the l"er;i!i;v of the land. Wlicy :ml ltu t term i lk. Handling whey and butieniiilk is a problem at butter and choose factories. At the Lawrence factory for making fancy cheese, a pipe is laid from the factory to the top of a hill a bo. tu tif'.v feet higher than tin factory and ö.üü feet away. On the summit are commodious ami well-coii-sirueted hogpens, with rooms for the attendants. The pons are comfortably arranged an 1 easily kept clean, and in winter are warmed by steam heat. To this plaee ali the v.-hey and buttermilk is fofeed !y a .steam pump, and a main from the viilag.- waterworks furnishes unlimited supplies of pure, fresh water for drinking, washing, reo. The hogs are bred on the plaee. and two crops of : o.'i hogs each are r.'.i-"d and mar keted annually. Agriculturist. To Ifoot Ciittintr-. There is a simple process of rooting cuttings which is by far the most con venient for amateurs, called the saucer j sydem. says tho I'kUadeiphia Lodger. i Tnis consists m tilling piates or saucers with said, inserting the cuttings clos together a: inch or s apani, giving water, so the sand pvts into a scmi- liouid stat.. then oho-o.l 5a a sc.nnv win- J dow of the dwelling-house or on the stage of iho green h .ii-e. entirely ex posed to iho sun and n-. ver shaded. All that is f 'wilier required is .hat tho sand must bo kept in th" condition of mud until the cuttings an rooted, which will be in from ten t twenty da vs. aceord- I bag to iho temperature or state of out I tings. Jroat care must be taken that they never g dry. -r the whole opera tion will fail. This is a safe method of fooling cuttings, ami one that during hot weather ij preferable to others. Ciop for Green Maniirins. Several times I have tried plowing In buckwheat. It i another fraud. It sourstholaml so nothing will gmwaftor it for years ami not even then until something is put on to correct the acid ity of the buckwheat. Have plowed Pi rye and th 'tight it paid to do so. Have four acres of eowpoas uow in field an t two acres of s'ja beans, in my opin ion they are not worthy the Northen farmers attention. I should rather try sowed com fo? a crop to plow under (or even bit tor woed. which is sure to grow, and e."sts less for söol and To plant. Tho reversible Syracuse sulky plow will put anything under bo ir rye, buckwheat, wv-Vis or corn. First-etas Iairy Stoc'i. The mo.-t sabiM- farm animal to-miy is a first-class dairy cow. says the Maim. 1'arno'r. We often wonder why more farmers back on the hlTy. r--ugh pasture farms do not make a business of rais ing heifers of good milking strains to supply milkmen in the milk producing coutiv ios. Lot the milch cow pass tho first two years of her life on cheap land, and rot try to pay Interest on cost ly land until ehe gives milk. Last year we told of a Massachusetts farm er who takes hi heifers by rail to cheap pastures in Maine every spring, wintering them on grain-hay ami oil and cottonseed meals. Wet tho redder When Tut in Silo. Mr. W. 1 r.oal!.-;. Martinsville. Va.. says: "When the season has been dry, and the corn for silo is without mois ture, we dampen it down by sprinkling it well with water as we pack it. With our arrangement of tho cuttU-g ma chine in the barn on the floor above the silo, wo ean food from the cutter direct to the silo. A man is In the silo to pack It as It comes, and to wet it well at about every twenty Inches packed. We have dene this for the past four years .and never saw belter silage or had cows do better." Value of Ground It ye. One of the great virtues of rye as a food for hogs is that it is a grain ios sessing more of the elements of growth, rather than fattening properties, and the people now demand a bacon liog. The day of large, fat hogs is over, and there is a call for lighter and better de veloped pig of alout pounds weight Japan Clover, For land too dry for alfalfa. Japan clover has leen found a good substitute, and in the South and Southwest It is grown to some extent for hay and fod der. It Is good for pasturage and make good hay if cut early, befor th$ stem becomes woody.