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AI^ALETIIAPIAIi UNIQUE DISTINCTION POSSESSED BY A WYOMING WOMAN. Mrs. May Preston Blosson Fnjoys Rare I'lime A moil (j Her Sex —Modest and Unassuming Hut Zealous in Behalf of the Unfortunates in Stripes. The proposed removal of the peni tentiary at Laramie, Wyo., to Rawlins, calls attention to the fact that the in stitution possesses the unique distinc tion of having the only woman chap lain in the United States, if not, in deed, in the world. The chaplain is Mrs. May Preston Slosson. wife of the vice president, of the University of Wyoming, and for over two years she has presided over the spiritual wel fare of the convicts imprisoned at Laramie. Mrs. Slosson is a quiet, modest, unassuming little woman just fitted for ihe work she has chosen. Rajn or shine, she is at her post in the chapel each Sunday, having rarely missed a service during her two years of work. Neither the bleak winds or blinding snow of winter, nor the shimmering heat of summer have sufficed to keep her away from the prison and the men who so eagerly watch from the grat ed windows of their lonely cells for her coming. Mrs. Slosson, besides being the only woman prison chaplain, was the first woman to receive the degree of Ph. D. at Cornell University, graduating well up toward the head of a class of young men. She was born at Ilion, N. Y., in the early GO's, but went with her pa rents to Kansas when she was a small girl. From the village school she went to Hillsdale College, Michigan, where she took the degrees 13. 3. and M. S., thence to Cornell, completing the three years' post graduate course in two years. All this before she had reached the age of 21. For a little while she held the chair of Greek in a Presby- MRB. MAT PRESTON SLOSSON. terian college at Hastings, Neb. Ten years ago she became the wife of Prof. Slosson. professor of chemistry in the University of Wyoming, and since then has been a resident of Laramie. Gnizot's Father. Guizot lived through the most event ful periods of modern France. He was born in 1787 amid the mutteringe of the revolution. Gulzot's parents were married by a proscribed Protest ant pastor, and his birth was never legally registered. His father, who was an advocate, used his talent for public speaking in the interests of the persecuted Protestants, and became a marked man. After living for several weeks in danger of his life, ho was at last arrested, unwillingly enough, by a gendarme who knew and respected him. "Shall I let you escape?" said the man. "Are you married?" replied M. Guizot. "Yes, I have two chil dren." "And so have I," replied the prisoner, "but you would have to pay for me; let us go on." They went on, and M. Guizot died on the scaffold a tew days later. At this time Fran cois, the future statesman, who was the elder of the two children, was six and a half years old, and always pre served the recollection of going to see his father in prison, or what was euphemistically called the house ot Justice. —Gentleman's Magazine. Oil of rosea is made on a large scale In Bulgaria, at Miiititz in Saxony and at Chinchilla, Spain. PoTfllers In the Italian army, are each allowed half a gallon of wine overy week. HEROES AND HEROES. We give unstinted praise to the man Who is brave enough to die; But the man who struggles unflinchingly Against the currents of destiny And bears the storm of adversity, We pass unnoticed by. We've plaudits and tears for him who falls, Borne down in the shock of strife; But a word of cheer we neglect to say To him who plods on his dreary way And fights in silence from day to day The unseen battles of life. There's courage, I grant, required to face Grim death on the gory field. There's also courage required to meet Life's gurden and sorrow; to bravo defeat; To strive with evil and not retreat; To suffer and not to yield. VO<Xj U OO U UCXXXJUOO 6 £ T needs cornb \/ iug before you go to < school," said Mrs. Cus "J" ter, as Frank was start lug out of the door. "Ob, it's good enough," was the re ply. "Who cares liow a boy's hair looks?" "But you care yourself?" "I'm uot particular, that I know of," and he was off the end of the porch before the mother could get in another word. "Who cares?" he repeated as he ran on his way to school. "A boy doesn't want to be a milksop." He did not de fine what he meant by the word milk sop, but it was fair to presume that he intended to describe one who was careful of his personal appearauce and did not allow his dirty hands or un combed hair to worry him. In fact, Frank prided himself on being "man ly"—in his way. He thought that it would make him so to talk loudlj', to be boisterous and careless and to fol low in the footsteps of certain men of the town who made a great deal of bluster iu the course of their day's business dealings. "Hello, Jim," he called as he over took a quiet and neat youth of his own age. "You seem to bo mighty still to-day." "Nothing to yell about, that I know of." "Yell anyhow. There's a good right to yell." Frank let loose a wild sort ' "HE TURNED FROM HIS COMPANIONS." of a whoop that echoed aloug the street. "Don't do that—Mrs. Harper is very 111. It .might disturb her." "She can't hear me—this is the pub lic highway, anyway." Another loud cry was given and Frank swaggered a little as though he thought he had done something smart. That blustering day was a very long one for Frank. He lidgeted in his seat and the teacher had several times to reprove him. Finally it ended and he was about to leave the roam, when there came from the teacher's desk a request that he remain a few minutes after the others had gone. He found that he was not to stay alone. In the party of boys that re mained was Jim. "I want, to have you meet the rep resentative of one of tile largest rail roads in the nation," said the teacher. "He is a friend of boys and is always glad to see and talk with them." A courtly stranger came into the room. He was visiting in the neigh borhood and had asked to be allowed to have a talk with the older boys of the school. He talked to them of the needs of the successful man in the world; of the influence of manliness and good nature; of the way he had started at the bottom round of the ladder and had risen to the top. Most of the boys listened with interest, Jim the most carefully of all. Frank was uneasy and eager to go out of the schoclliouse where the smaller boys were playing. Ho felt the impulses of spring, and though the day was raw and cold, disliked being inside the building. He noticed that the stranger looked i at him ofteu, and that himself and Jim seemed to be the principal ones Some moments are there in every life When the spirit longs for rest; When the heart is filled with a bleak de spair; When the weight of trouble, remorse and care Seems really greater than we can bear, And death were a welcome guest. But we crush it down and we go our way To the duties that lie in wait. From day to day we renew the fight, To resist the wrong and to seek the right. To climb at last to the suncrowned height And to triumph o'er time and fate. And thus—for my heart goes out to them— My meed of praise I would give To those who struggle life's path along, The host of toil, who are patient, strong, The unrewarded, unnumbered throng, Who are brave enough to live. —Denver News. for whom the visitor was talking. Twice the interest taken in him made the hoy straighten up, and then he re lapsed into the old state of indiffer ence. When it was over the boys went home together. "Awful old fogy," suggested Frank. "I liked him," put in Jim. "He told us a lot of things that ought to help us." '•Maybe so, but what is the use of having him come here to show us how to act!" Jin did rot argue the matter, and Frank had forgotten it all, when that evening he was going downtown to spend a little time with the boys. As ho passed Jim's home Jim'n mother came to the door. "Frank," she called. "I wish you would take this overcoat to Jim. He went off without it, and as it is getting quite cold I am afraid he ought to have it." She brought cut a wide-caped coat that, when Frank had thrown it over his shoulders, almost covered him from view. It was gray and had become known as the peculiar garment of the owner, being the only one in the town of the kind. Frank laughed as he en veloped himself in the ample folds and went whistling down the street. "Cood disguise, this," he thought, and wondered if any one would take him for Jim. A thin old horse was standing In the road nibbling at the just-appearing grass. Picking up a stick he threw it at the animal and shouted at the top of his voice. The horse went oil at a pitiful hobbling gait to escape its tor mentor. "Strange that Tim Colson should do that," he heard some one behind him say. In the gathering dusk it was not easy to determine who It was. "Yes. he is such a geutleman," came the reply. "I believe there is a great future for that boy." "He is to bo one of the new railroad apprentices, I heard this afternoon." "What is that?" "The president is going to put three boys in the general offices to become clerks and work their way up in the world. He wants to take two from this town, because he was born here, but I guess he will take only one- Jim." Frank had not heard anything about it and was surprised that such fortune was to come to his friend. But another surprise was in store. A little farther down the street two men came alongside. In the dusk he could barely recognize them—his teach er and the president. The former ■ called to him, though Frank was hur -1 rying away: "James, see here." I Frank halted a little, feeling [ ashamed of his false position, yet ex- I pectiug that lie would be recognized ! properly when they came nearer, j "The matter has been decided," the professor went ou, "and you may be ! prepared to go to the city on Monday, i Mr. Harris has decided to take only ' you from this city. He liked one other boy in the class, but was afraid that he lacked neatness and attention." , Frank thought of his frously hair and disrespectful attitude in thfc schoolroom that afternoon with keen regret. "I like to see a boy clean and man ly," put in the stranger, "and you have proved yourself all right. No one can succeed at a railroad office who docs not pay attention to these things. The time to commence Is while yon are young. You have done right to remember It." How Frank wanted to get away. At the first store lie turned from his companions and entered. The men went on, and then he sought Jim. "Here's your coat," lie said, handing over the big garment. "Your mother sent it to you. So you are going to the city?" "Why, tlio teacher said something about it this afternoon. Maybe you will go, too. lie talked as if there were to be two." "No, I shall not go—they don't want me"—and Frank swallowed a big lump in -his throat. "Where is the comb, mother?" asked Frank a few mornings after. "Why do you want it? I thought yon said it did not matter how a boy looked," replied Mrs. Cu3ter, with a smile. "Well, I thought I'd clean tip a lit tle. It won't hurt, anyway," replied Frank, shame-facedly. FTc disliked to admit that ho had changed his views. He had learned one of the lessons of a boy's life. It was rather expensive for him, perhaps, hut it wculd not bo forgotten.—Charles M. Harger, in the Chicago Record-Herald. Iteos Not Using Their Sting*. There are a number of lioneymaking been which apparently do not use their stings, or in which the stingo are atrophied and too blunt to hurt. Some are very small, so diminutive that they are called mosquito-bees. They gather quantities of heney, of whi-h Bates, in one of the forests on the Amazon, took two quarts from one of the nests. In Jamaica, where some of these amiable bees are also found, they are called "angelitos," a name given them by the original Spanish set tlers in honor of their good temper. Some Australian dwarf bees also "angelitos" so far as human beings are concerned—do not use their stings, perhaps because they are not sharp enough to hurt, but deal with their en emies something after the manner of the Quaker on board ship who refused to use a gun, but threw the French men overboard. An enemy is held down by several of the bees, who grad ually jiut him on tiie rack by pulling his limbs out tight and keeping them so, for as long as an hour, by which time tlio prisoner "dies a natural death." Bumblebees are popularly supposed not to sting. The males have no stings, hut the females have, at any rate in the common bumblebees. There are so many sizes in a bumble bee's nest, large females, small fe males and males, that it Is a safe spec ulation not to take the risk, though bumblebees are very easy-going creat ures and only sting when pressed or hurt.—The Spectator. Bent Slot Gas Meters. Among the specimens of "household dishonesty" recently gathered from the quarter-in-the-Blot gas machine were twelve plugs or imitation quar ters, three "pearl" buttons smoothed off in places to represent twenty-flve cent pieces, a baby's teething ring re duced in size and thirty-eight counter feit coins. For those who must have gas for ecoking or illumination, but who can not afford to pay a deposit for the lux ury of a meter, and for those whom the gas company does not wish to issue a monthly hill there is a compromise in the shape of a slot machine meter. By dropping in a qunrter of a dollar the automatic meter does faithful ser vice for a little time. It is only within a comparatively few months that the company has no ticed a wholesale attempt to beat the machine. The proceeds of each meter is dumped into a great bag by the col lector, who monopolizes the combina tion, but so many bad coins, plugs, makeshifts and other frauds have been discovered that It has been decided to inspect in future each contribution as it is released from the mechanical gas gauge.—New York Mail and Express. A "Flame* 1 Party. An original party was given not long ago by a bachelor woman who has a weakness for red and lias furnished her don largely in that color. Desir ing to entertain her friends, she re solved to gratify her love for brilliance by having a "flame" parly. All the in vited guests were requested to weur red as conspicuously as possinle. To make the coloring of the den even more vivid for tho occasion, the hos tess strung festoons of red peppc.s around, and covered the ceiling with a spider's web of red cord. When the evening came the guests arrived in perfect flames of red. Tho women wore red kimonos over evening gowns, rod hose, red slippers with red ribbons, red aigrettes in the hair and red gloves. The men wore red neck ties, red hose and red shoe lacings. •A profusion of red cords hung from the central chandelier, and to the up per end of each a favor was attached, the guests selecting the cords at ran dom, as the intermingling prevented them from seeing to what the dang ling end was fastened. Bed moat sandwiches, red drinka bles and red ice cream furnished the refreshment.—New York Tribune. No ltiiHlt Expected. tt has been decided that all prison ers sentenced to the Missouri State Penitentiary must be vaccinated be fore admittance, but it Is believed that the new ruling will have 110 effect upon the number of applicants." Kansas City (-Mo.) Star. 1 AGRICULTURAL J 2 it Cob aud Grain Mixed. The time has gone by for the farms* to go to mill for grinding his grail* There has been wonderful improve ments in grinding mills, as they can be made to grind very rapidly and to any degree of fineness. The cob and rrain may be ground together if pre ferred, though experiments do not show much benefit in feeding the cobs with the grain, the advantage being that the cob is converted into manure and thereby rendered useful. There is a great saving in food when the grain is ground and fed in connection with coarse materials that are cut tine. l>iitpoKine of Surplus Poultry. At a Western farmers' institute Hen ry Van Dreser, the New York poultry breeder, told how to get rid of the surplus stock when prices are very low. AH join bauds and have a kill ing day. Put n large pot on the stove, kill and dress the birds, put them into the pot and boil till tender. Have preserving jars ready and till with chicken, pouring the juice on toji, cover with fat or melted butter and seal while hot. It will keep through the year, aud cau then be pre pared in many different ways for the table. It makes a convenient dish for unexpected company. Preservation of Tools. Tlic preservation of tools and ma chines 011 farms is an important mat ter, as one of the principal sources of expense is that of repairs. Tools are costly when not kept in some placi where they will he protected against the weather- In me spring, when the hurry of work comes, the imple ment most required may be uuiit for service, and a new oue may be neces sary, or repairs, which should have been procured weeks before, must be purchased. It is not unusual for farmers who change locations to lind themselves loaded with tools that they did not suppose they possessed, the clearing up for removal bringing to light some that had been stored away where they could not be found. Other farmers leave their plows, harrows aud other implements in the lields to rust. Fon For About Ten Days. The season for selling turkeys goes beyond Thanksgiving, as the demand continues long after Christmas. The farmer should never send bis turkeys to fljfirket until he has penned them for about ten days aud fed them three or four times a day. A mixture of four pounds of corn meal, two pounds ground oats and half a pound of lin seed meal, moistened with milk aud warm water, should he given at each meal, except at night, when nu abund ance of corn and wheat should be al lowed. Fresh water, gravel and some kind of green food will also be neces sary. A single turkey,- nlone in a coop, will not thrive. Put several in a yard together, aud they will be more contented. Two or three pounds added to each turkey will amount to a con siderable sum in money for a large lot. while the extra quality will en able the farmer to secure a higher price per pound. Farming a Dullness. Farming is a business, the object being to derive a profit, for no farmer should be satistied with a bare living or existence on a farm. If there is nu insufficient quantity of manure for a large field reduce the area, as the la bor is something that enters into the cost. Concentration of labor and ma nure will give a profit when failure is sure to result In working a large plot of land. Much of the cost of labor is in the beginning, and not in the har vesting. The larger the area the great er the wear and repairs of implements, and the greater the distance to be trav eled while working. A crop of forty bushels of wheat on one acre will give a profit, while twenty busheis per acre may not pay expenses. The rea son is that the larger yield will cost less per bushel for labor and plant food than the smaller, the land also being benefited by the better cultiva tion and treatment of the growing crop, whether of wheat, corn or onts. Building n ltetnlnlng Wall. Where roads are built on side hills, nnd in many other locations about the farm, it is often necessary to build ■walls of stone against a bank of earth. Such a wall is often seen tumbling down, because not properly laid up in the beginning. It will not do to be gin the wall on the surface of the lower level. The frost must not get under the wall or trouble will follow. Moreover, the wall should slope in ward on both sides where it comes in contact with the earth. The accom panying cut shows this idea clearly. Arranged in this way the wall cannot i be lifted at any point by llie frost, and | will retain the hank of earth perfect | ly.—New England Homestead. A Clieap Poultry Houre. I Instead of the simple A-shaped I house often see—a house that gives but little head room for the attendant —the cut shows a similar house with a hip-roof. But little framing is needed, nnd shorter pieces of board may be used. The window should he a hot house sash. If the soil is dry and gravelly, no floor will lie needed. The window should face the south, and a small window may be placed in the H eastern end. Where there is a lot of waste land ou the farm a half dozen such houses may he placed upon it, ten or twelve rods apart, and twen ty-live liens placed in each colony house. The fowl will get much of their own living, and will not need . any yard fencing nliout them—a great saving of time and money. The houses should be placed la a circle, that each one may be visited conven iently in a single round of feeding or egg gathering. If n spring or a brook can be had in the centre of such a group of houses the matter of water for the liens will lake care of itself.—New York Tribune, Feeding Coirs. In marketing my cream to fancy trade, writes L. V. Axtell, cf Ohio, In the American Agriculturist, I moke capital of the fact that I use only well-matured and well-cured foods for daily cows. Our feed consists of clover hay and corn stover fed whole at the rate of oue part of clover to two u; stalks. Our grain feed consists principaly of corn and oats produced on tho farm. I try to balance the grain ration witli protein in its cheapest market form, as tho prices may vary 011 oil meal, gluten or cotton seed. I think that most modern idea dairymen feed too much protein rather than not enough in proportion to the fatty foods. If loss intensive methods were used in the feeding and stabling of cattle, we should have much less tu berculosis, calf scours, abortion and disease generally on our hands. Plen ty' of tile more natural foods, plenty of exercise and fresh air are good agents with which to combat disease. I think the feeding of badly cured ensilage productive of much abortion and calf cholera. Other spoiled foods could produce just as unfavorable re sults. The putting up of ensilage is managed much better (ban formerly. Before putting up a silo I have been waiting for a short hay crop. For twenty years I have kept on 200 acres from seventy-five to 100 bead of cat- , tie and an average of ten head of J horses. I have never bought ten tons' of hay. We have never sold much, either, and never sell except at high prices. We never buy but little grain, and tlie wheat sold much more than pays for feed bought. If ensilage ena bles farmers to carry so much more stock, I should have to build more barns in addition to tho silo, and I have care enough, so I thiuk I will continue old-fashioned. Troca year Boundary Linos. Trees are real property and belong to the owner of the ground upon which the trunks stand. If the trunics stand wholly within one man's boundaries, the whole of the trees belong to him, even though the branches may over hang and tho roots feed upon the soil of another. But a land owner need) not suffer the nuisance of overhang ing branches; ho may abate it by cut ting them off. In planting his orchard a farmer placed one row of trees close to the-4 fence which divided his laud from his neighbor's. While the trees were small they caused no trouble, but when they grew large, the branches extended out over the neighbor's land and became a source of annoyance to him. One fall, when tbo trees were loaded with fine fruit, the neighbor's boys commenced to take apples from the overhanging branches, and the wife of the owner of the orchard, being a hasty woman, scolded the hoys and said some mean things about tho neighbor's family. This started a very bitter quarrel. A few days after scolding the boys the woman crossed the division fence for n basket of apples, and was or dered out. Upon learning this her husband went to an attorney, nnd was told that, although the apples belonged to him, by crossing the fence to get them he made himself a tresspasser;, so the fine fruit fell off and rotted the ground. The next spring the neighbor, while plowing under tho overhanging branches of the apple trees, scratched one of his horses badly. This made him angry, and he sawed off all of the offending branches straight above the fence. Then the owner of the trees again sought advice, hut learned that he had no remedy. Tho trees looked very unsyinmetrical with the branches on one side all gone, but the neighbor bad only exercised a legal right. When you plant trees, plaut them far enough within your own boundaries so that the branches will have room to spread without overhanging the lands of your neighbors. For, in the eyes of tho law, "when a man owns the soil, he owns it from the centre of the earth to the highest point in the heavens."— C. H. Whittaker, in American Culti vator. Seventy thousand coemneai insoeks go to a single pound of dried eochineicfv The world's crop of cochineal Is from 300 to 500 tons.