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The Penalty of Heedlessnem.
The army stood in the presence ti
death, silent with horror.
The condemned man, pale bat res*,
lute, had taken his place beside tttp
cetlla which was to hold his mortal
clay, facing the firing squad. H*
was a handsome soldier, and it wrung
the hearts of his comrades (o »ee him
about to meet a dishonorable end.
The culprit was speaking. His
voiae was clear and firm, and his
words reached every ear in that great
as many a tearful
eye riveted upon that beloved figure.
, “^I die the victim of my own care
lessness. Once my prospects were as
bright as yours. I had been com
mended for my bravery-”
A murmur of approval ran through
the troops.
“And the scars upon my body at
test my devotion to the cause. I have
been declared a good soldier, but one
day, In a fit of unaccountable hecd
His head sank upon his breast.
“I passed within four miles of a
superior officer and did not touch my
hat. My fate is a just one and I
make no complaint.”
They were sorry to see him shot,
but they appreciated the necessity of
maintaining discipline.—Detroit Tri
bune. __
It is said that a man doe# not reach
his full mental power until the age of
25, and the development of talent is
most marked between the ages of 30
and 45. _
Brown’s Iron Bitters cures Dvsneosia. Main
rift. Biliousness ana Ueueral Debilit*'. Hives
rtrcngth, aids Divostion, tone a the mrvea—
creates appetite. The best tonic for cursing
Mothers, weak women and childreu.
An exchange of ideas aim ays make s int<
ligent people conservative. *
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., Props, of
Hall’s Catarrh Cure, offer $HW reward for any
ease, of catarrh that cannot be cured by taking
M all’s Cat arm Cure. Send for testimonials,
free. Sold by Druggists, 75c.
The pre-test cataract and the highest tree
in the world are American.
Malaria cured and eradicated from the sys
tem by Brown’s Iron Bitters, which fur cues
the blood, tones the nerves, aids digestion.
Acts like u charm on i>erson£ in general ill
health, giving new energy aud strength.
T he appetite ai.d the luxuries rarely go to
gether. **
Beecham’s Pills correct lad elTapte of over
eating. Beecham's—no otters, cents a Imix.
The Testimonials
^e publish are not puich*s<dfc» Mr are they
written up iu our office, nor mb ttey from
our employes. They are fadwT^ddLug that
Hood's Sai*saparilla peAeoeee aheolute
Mekit, and that Hood’s CwrwBi
Mrs. K. M. Burt
West Kendall, N. Y.
Three Great Enemies
Neuralgia, Rheumatism
and Dyspepsia
Another Victory for Hood's.
" For over 3D years 1 have suffered with neu
ralgia, rheumatism and dysi>epeia. Many tMMI
J could not turn in bed. Several physidflk
have treated me and 1 have tried diffeaM*
remedies, but all failed to g.vo me permanent
relief. Five years ago I begau to take Hood1!
HOOd’S parUla C U t 6 S
Sarsaparilla and it has done me a vast amount
of good. Since beginning to take it I have not
had a sick day. I am 74 years old and enjoy
good health,which I attribute to Hood's Sarsa
parilla.” Mrs. E. M. Burt, W. Kendall, N. Y.
Hood's Pills cure all Liver Ills, Biliousness,
Jaundice, Indigestion, Sick Headache. 35 cento.
Unlike the Dutch Process
Qs No Alkalies
I Other Chemicals
are used in the
preparation of
tv hick it absolutely
pure and soluble.
I IthumoretAanfArceMmai
I the strength of Cocoa iuix»<l
iwith Starch, Arrowroot or
_ *8ugar, and ia far mor* eco
nomical, ooHling test than one cent a cup
It la delicious, nourishing, and KAULT
Sold bf Ororers cTcrywhere.
W. BAKER a CO., Dorotmter, Mm.
if way om double tkal
we «u cure the muitoh
•Uiete comm la |S to«a
dare, let him write foe
pMUenhn and invmtik
rate our mlUblity. Oar
tannclal_hacking ie
ran UiAUCU nui V Semi 10 cent* for book. Da.
FOR WOMcN UNIT c. k.*kino. Atlanta. o*.
Am XU_No. 19, 1893 .
. ~.-X-.-.V. . ' I
This is advice given in the Farm
Journal to tho9e who want to renew an
old moss-covered pasture without plow
ing :
Harrow well when the frost is coming
out, broadcast tine composted manure
and reseed. If no suitable manure is
available broadcast three or four hun
dred pounds per acre of fertilizer. Raw
bone meal. 300 pouuds, and muriate of
potash, 100 pounds, will make a good
dressing for an acre.
Sheep and cattle feeding on rutabagas
need a grain food in addition. D.
Voelcber reports that the feeding experi
ments on the Royal Society's experiment
farm, at Woburn, England, show that
flaxseed meal is a more profitable feed
for root-fed sheep than barley alone, or
in part. Of twelve Ueieford steers, fed
all the rutabaga! and clover hay they
would eat, six were fed a mixture of
equal parts of peus, beaus and barley,
and the other six received from six to
twelve pouuds ot flaxseed meal. The
former made as great a gain a9 the latter
at a cost of $1.57 per head less. The
experiments show that feeding with flax
seed meal may be proitabiy replaced
by a mixture of peas, beans and
small graius, whenever the price of the
flaxseed meal is above $2.25 per hun
dred pounds. The steers were fed in
warm stables, and the sheep ate both
roots and grain in the open field._
American Agriculturist.
There have been hundreds of experi
ments made in regard to cutting potatoes
for seed in the various ways suggested.
The result has been quite negative and
nothing has been discovered that lends
to discredit the common methods that
nave prevailed amoDg intelligent farm
ers for many years, 'l'ne use of cuttings
having two or three eyes, and two or
three ot these in a hill (when the crop
is grown in this way), and three feet
apart, or one cutting twelve or fourteen
inches away from the next when the
crop is planted in drills, has been found
the best in every way, both as to cost of
seed or yield of the crop. Small pota
toes have generally produced as good a
yield as large ones when they have beeu
well ripened and have been cut in the
same way as the large ones. This fact is
most interesting, as the cost of the seed
is reduced to the lowest point, and is
Dext to nothing when unsalable potatoes
can be used as well as the largest ones.
New York Times.
“Spraying must soon exert a power
ful influence upon methods of cultiva
tion, ’ writes L. H. Hailey in American
Gardening. “It establishes s new rea
son for pruning. The old, thick ne
glected orchards—these cannot be
sprayed to advantage; too much time
and material are consumed, and the
spray cannot reach all parts of the top.
And it is doubtful if it pays to spray for
the inferior fruit which such trees must
produce. The first requisite to spraying
is pruning. Labor is cheap when prun
ing is done; it is expensive when spray
ing is dote. Prune in February and
March; spray in May, June and July.
Spraying, too, must drive corn and
other tall crops from the orchard. And
it will emphasize the importance of level
“Two important facts have been em
phasized by the experiments of the last
year—that for most fungous diseases the
spray should be applied before the flow
ers appear, and that it pays to spray in a
wet season. Bpraying in wet seasons
has been discouraged bv those who
ought to have upheld it, for the wet
season is the one in which .fungi spread
most rapidly and in which spraying is
most needed. We must spray in wet
years, therefore, if no other, and the
extra labor of more frequent applications
is likely to be liberally repaid by the
higher price of fruit in such years. So
all experience now emphasizes the value
of the arsenical and copper and sulphur
sprays for every year. Thure should be
no half heartedness, no timidity, no pro
crastination j lukewarm armies are never
The future value and usefulness of
your colt depends greatly on his train
ing. Human life is often saved and
sacrificed, according as the colt has beeu
Convince him you are his superior and
his frieud, and the foundation for his
future education ia well laid. This it
most easily accomplished the first few
days of his life, aa he cau then offer but
little reaistance to your wishes, and is,
consequently, most impressed with your
power over him. Hold him firmly but
carefully, to as to do him no injury, and
never let go while he is struggling. Use
all the little arts you can to cultivate his
acquaintance and gain his good will.
Halter break when two or three weeks
old. Do not tie him at all uutil he has
become used to the restraint of the rein,
aud. then for awhile tie in company with
bis dam.
Train him to give up his feet and have
diem attended to. Be careful not to
lift his bind ones too high, cr you will
unbalance him so he cannot stand.
Do not make any of bis lessons too
long and wearisome. Keep him gentle
until old enough to drive a short dis
tance to light vehicle. Then hitch by a
well trained horse. Tie the colt’s halter -
tein to hame of the other horse, not too
short, but so the horse can hold him it
he takes fright. He will soon learn
from the other horse to do your bidding.
Familiarize him with your voice.
Speak plainly and only when necessary;
too much talk will confuse him. Start
and stop him by it. Accelerate or
slacken his pace by it. If he is fright
ened or auspicious, reassure him by it,
and when he does well encourage him by
If he should require punishment, quit
the moment he obeys.
If frightened at something ahead,
stop him until he has time to size it up,
then maybe a little detour and touch of
the whip will take him by, otherwise
take hold near the bit and lead him by.
If he stops by mistake don't lash or
scold him.
Break with open bridle; he may never
need blinds.
Teach him to stand still until distinct
ly told to start, then don’t first tell him
by a cut of the whip.
Gradually accustom him to heavier
work as he grows stronger. —Farm,
Field aud Fireside.
It is fair to say that a cow must pay
for the feed she eats, and return a living
to the owner; but alter all it is more
profitable for the owner to raise the feed,
and make yet another profit between the
actual cost of the cow feed, as raised on
the farm, and what the same feed would
cost if another man laised it, and bis
living and profits came from its sale,
writes John Gould, of Ohio. Oats, at
forty cents pe* bushel, are too expensive
a feed, when the results are compared
with good bran, or, what is yet better,
with seconds, the grade of bran that has
quite u showing of flour in it, and is yet
in most markets cheaper than the bran.
Corn meal, at sixty cents for fifty-six
pounds, is a good food in part, for a
butter dairy, and especially so, if it is to
be fed with clover hay, which is largely
albuminous, and needs the starchy foods,
like corn meal, to balance it, rather than
more albuminous matter, which is so
largely represented in bran.
When 1 can get clover hay in abun
dance, I feed largely of that, for, from
every ten dollars’ worth of the hay there
is made nine dollars’ worth of fertility.
To balance the clover hay, I would get
corn in the ear, and have it ground tine
and feed with the clover hay, rather than
buy moro albuminous matter. Ear corn
should be ground on the cob, and not
shelled. For milk, the fourteen pounds
of cob in a hundredweight of meal are
wot tli more, as a promoter of diges
tion, than would be the fourteen pounds
of pure meal in its place. A cow
in good flow of milk will need
from twenty-two to thirty pounds
of clover hay each day, with eight pounds
of the meal. In my dairy I reverse this
by feeding fifty pounds of silage, made
from fairly well eared corn, and fl've to
six pounds of seconds daily, and what
clover hay the cows will consume—3orae
live pounds daily to each cow. In the
same way cows, to do their best, seem
to need a bulky food, largely 6u the
carbohydrate side of the ration, as mixed
bay, well cured corn fodder, and the
like. The albuminous matter should
come in smaller amounts, though cloves
bay is an exception, as it is a loose,
bulky, stomach-distending food, and the
corn meal balances it in starch to some
extent. Cows eat as they were born to
do, sums more, some less, and to pro
duce milk the same rule holds good.
The amount of food a cow will con
sume is no indication of what she will
produce in milk solids, so that the good
utmjlunu uau iu iccu as uauiustauccs
indicate, the milk pail being the indi
cator. Wheat straw is not a good pro
motor of milk yields, nor an economical
factor in the feed line. Wheat straw is
far better under a milch cow than in her
stomach, A cow needs to eat so much
straw to obtain a minimum amount of
nutriment that the stomach is overtaxed,
and there is a shrinkage of the milk. If
the straw is cut tine, and moistened with
a small amount of water, and then line
middlings mixed through the mass, the
straw will be improved and made more
digestible. Cut straw and linseed meal
are useful for young stock.— American
Progressive farmers practise a rotation
of crops.
Concentrated fertilizers and green
manuring go well together.
The balanced ration is a delusion uu
less the quality of every article of food of
which it is composed is known.
It used to be said “the farmers can
take care of themselves. “ Now they are
beginning to think about doing it.
All milk sold in Copenhagen, Den
mark, has to be first filtered through
layers of sand, gravel, and fine cloth.
There are not many more rapid ways
of losing money on the farm thau by the
winter leeding of unproductive stock.
About every farmhouse there should be
a nice lawn. The farmer has the oppor
tunity to excel in this sort of ornamenta
Double the life of farm machinery by
taking good care of it. The nutter is
possible for all because practiced by
Cold deepsettin g of milk is uniform
in its results when ail the eooditions are
kept the same. It is tbe same with the
To pick small ston es use a potato hook,
aod save time and fingera. The beat
time to pick stones is when the land is
seeded down.
Shot velvet capes are largely woan.
Ornaments for the hair are not olabo*
ate this season, but are very choice.
Kentucky has more women School
Commissioners than any other Southern
Isabella rings, of which so much is now
heard, are made of silver (rad have the
Spanish crest.
Long lace cloaks worn over silk
waists are to be among the “elegant
wraps for summer.”
A very "rich shade of tomato-red cam
el’s hair serge is used in gay gowns for
very young women.
If Ella Wheeler Wilcox, the poetess,
can be said to have a fad it is for the
Empire style of dress.
At the last state function in Berlin one
woman fainted and another fell into a
fountain of perfumery.
The new fancy handkerchiefs, said to
be French, are not likely to obtain
among women of refined taste.
An electrical expert says that it would
be dangerous for a woman wearing crin
oline to cross electric car tracks.
Women in the employ of the Govern
ment at Washington receive salaries
ranging from $900 to $1800 a year.
The high shell combs of our grand
mothers are again in vogue, with the
Empire gowu and Josephine coiffure.
The very fine habit-cloth which adapts
itself so admirably to the figure is much
worn in all its new exquisite shading.
The newest fancy is to make a round
waist with yoke and enormous sleeves of
black or vprv rlnrk hnf.flp.orppn vpivpf.
When the military cape is made top
heavy with embroidery and ribbons it ia
feaid to “lose its distinctive character.”
A large number of the best boarding
houses in Paris are conducted by Amer
idlb women, some the wives of French
Three of the titled ladies-ia-waiting
to the Queen of Italy are Americans, and
all are celebrated for their beauty and
Mrs. French-Sheldon, the intrepid Af
rican traveler, has applied for space for
exhibiting at the World's Fair the fine
collection of curios and trophies she has
In the nursery of the W. K. Vander
bilt house, in New York City, Mother
Goose melodies, with other quaint quo
tations, are inscribed on the walla all
over the room.
Mrs. Bradley-Martin, of New York
City, has a diamond tiara which has
thirty-six points and is as large as the
itside of a saucer. It is worth a cool
quarter of a million.
A custom of French origin, now being
revived.for fashionable weddings, is for
the nearest friend to present the brf\
with a tiny silk stocking, in the toe
which is bidden a gold coin. This is to.
typify the first installment of pin money.'
Mrs. Daniel Lamont, wife of the Sec
retary of War, is an amateur photog
rapher. She not only takes pictures,
but develops them herself with more
than common success. She is the only
woman who has taken Baby Ruth’s pho
The World's Fair National Council of
Women, of which Mrs. May Wright Be
wail is President, consists of thirteen
National associations and represents 1,
000,000 women. Of this number 250,
000 belong to the W. C. T. U. and 200,
000 to the National Woman’s Suffrage.
Mme. Allem andi, who died a few days
ago in Paris, 1 eft $8000 to Ihe Swiss
Government, $20,000 to the city of
Basel, $6000 to the Canton Basel and
$4000 to the Canton Solothurn. The
interest of the monev is to he used in
paying for the wedding outfits of the
daughters of poor Swiss laborers.
Amazon cloth has been objected to,
and very reasonably, on account of the
liability of its smooth, rich surface to
spot—both in weather and indoor wear.
But some important chauge iu its manu
facture has taken place, and the fabric
now justly deserves all the compliment
ary things that can be said about it.
Notwithstanding the fact that the pop
ular gloves for the season are in novel
•hades of green, violet, blue and other
ugly heavy colors matching costumes for
the promenade, very many women cling
to the Suede and glace gloves of tan,
almond and light brown, for the reason
that they can be appropriately worn with
a esstume of any color and always look
At one of New York’s swell hotels
there is a lady guide whose business it- is
to show strangers around the city. She
is a splendid shopper, knows something
of art and the drama and.:/' excellently
educated, speaking , ~ —
She was at one time
but gave up her
guide. Her prices 1
a day.
A new notion in decorations is the use
of fish nets. At a relation where the
bftuae was decorated in pink, flush roses
with long stems were woven in and out
of the meshes of the net, which was
afterward draped. The netting for this
purpose is in various colors and is. also
gilded. A curtain of this sort between
doorways, interwoven with flowers and
greenery, is very effective.
Four women have been made honor
able members of the Anthropological
Society ot Washington, in recognition
of their contributions to ethnology. They
are Mrs. Tilly Stevenson, who is com
pleting the studies of the Zuni tribe,
which her husband did not live to finish;
Miss Alice Fletcher, who has made
studies for the Peabody Institute, of
Cambridge, among the northern Indians;
Mrs. Frencb-Sheldon, the African ex
plorer, and Mrs. Anita Newcomb McQee,
M. D., the daughter of the great astron
What the United State.'* Owe*) to w*
Home of Romanoff. M
That we are under tremendous (®
ligations to the House of ltomanoffws
recognized by every American w»o
knows the history of this count*',
says the New York Sun. Whatewr
may have been the motive whlj|f‘'1
Catherine IL to join the so-l/Kd
league of neutrals, the result <C*yhe
act was to complete the discourage
ment of the British Ministers, to
break the stubborn will of George
HI., and to compel the acknowledg
ment of t merlcan independence.
Whatever, again, may have been the
purpose controlling the mind of
Alexander I. when, braving the anger
of Napoleon, he refused to enforce
the Berlin decrees against the Amer
ican vessels thronging the Baltic
ports, there is no doubt that he res
cued from ruin our commerce. We
accepted redemption at his hands; we
profited by his protection, and it be
hooves us to remember it.
The services of the House of Ro
manoff to the American Republic
culminated In the stand taken in our
behalf by Alexander II. at a crisis
when our national existence was at
stake, the French Emperor having
put forth all his influence at West
minster to persuade the British Gov
ernment to join him in intervening
on the side of the Southern Confed
eracy. Then it was that the Czar
who freed the Russian serfs caused
his embassadors at Paris and London
to announce that, if France and En
gland undertook to assure the de
struction of the American Union and
to perpetuate the regime of slavery
in the Western Hemisphere, they
would find Russia arrayed against
them. Nor was the friendly Inter
position of Alexander II. confined to
words. Simultaneously with the ut
terance of diplomatic warnings a
Russian fleet was directed to proceed
under sealed orders to the harbor of
New York, and a Russian squadron
was dispatched to the Bay of San
Francisco. For us, for the American
republic, for the consolidation of our
Union, the Czar made known his will
ingness to fight; and there is not the
shadow of a doubt that his willing
ness averted a catastrophe.
A Historical Jewel.
At the court ball in Berlin recently
the Empress wore In her hair the fa
mous jeweled hat-buckle of Napoleon
I., which fell into the bands of the
Prussian cavalry at Waterloo. The
stones in it, though not large, are
magnificent. It was originally made
for the coronation ceremony in Notre
Dame in 1804.
X=^..'. -1 —
U~ ~ Dii wish to save
. S. Qo;
,A Baking Po„Way under Ot
/ The report of the ^rice, and take t
by the U. S. Governmen;
Dep’t^, shows the Royal surar TfPT?TVlQ
and gives its leavening strength -l -l -IjjJjJLO*
of the other cream of tartar po>£ LOOlU dOIELeSI
to 0 CtS.
ROYAL, Absolutely^ure, . 1,.
/12-iw price of
TESTED are reported to con- )
tain both lime and sulphuric • * ■
acid, and to be of the following ) jr-""
strengths respectively, ... I •••**,
( 7.S8 . . . 87.
\ 4.98 . . . 65.5
Royal Baking Powder is absolutely pure, and ot
greater leavening power than any other powder. r
“What is August Flower for ?’’
As easily answered as asked. It is
for Dyspepsia. It is a special rem
edy for the Stomach and Liver.—
Nothing more than this. We believe
August Flower cures Dyspepsia.
We know it will. We have reasons
for knowing it. To-day it has an
honored place in every town and'
country store, possesses one of the.
largest manufacturing plants in the,
country, and sells everywhere. The
reason is simple. It does one thing,
and does it right. It cures dyspepsia#
ling Mothors!
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Ufo of Motkormwi ChOSe J
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