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How Jim Stiokings "Did"
The Railway Company. i Joshua Bounceboy was a director of the London and Suburban Railway Company. In appearance he was a big, florid man, with several chins, a ca pacous girth of waistcoat and a gen eral air of solid prosperity. In dispo sition he was suspicious, meddlesome and fussy. He seldom believed or trusted anybody. Moreover, he was tmbued with the idea that he knew everybody else's work better than they themselves did, and was perpetually poking his nose thereinto, and explain ing in a very cocksure way how this or that ought to be done. He was thus, as may well be im agined, a considerable nuisance to his fellow directors, a perfect curse to the secretary and the standing bete noir of all the company's employes, from the chief engineer of the line to the smallest boy in blue linen jacket who had recently been engaged to dust out the company's booking offices at their most insignificant station. To make matters worse. Joshua Bounceby was a gentleman at large, so that he was able to devote all his time to the exercise of these amiable idiosyncrasies. Not a day passed but he was fussing about somewhere on the railway, turning the directorial eye. like a Policeman's lantern, on the pro eesdings of all the engine drivers, fire men, guards, ticket inspectors, porters and booking clerks who had the mis fortune to encounter him. How he came the Almighty Jupiter ever these poor men! How he hec tored-how he admonished them! The engine driver might have been driving for twenty years, but he was no match at the business for Joshua Bounceby. The fireman might have been stoking all his life, but he was a fool at the operation by comparison with J. B. The ticket inspector might have been ticket inspecting ever since the line was opened, but he was a mere babe at the game when pitted against this omniscient amateur. "Look here! * That's not the way. This is the way-d'ye hear, feller?" And the "feller," who probably had a wife and children, or, at any rate, his own bread and butter, to consider, would touch his cap with outward re spect, but with inward derision, wrath and loathing. Did not Joshua Bounce boy richly merit these sentiments from all who knew him? But the individual who, for his sins, came in for a larger share of our di rector's unwelcome attentions than any other man in the company's service was Chief Detective Wiggins, Chief Detective Wiggins was, as his title im plies, head of the railway staff, whose duties were to keep a sharp lookout for persons traveling without tickets, or with insufficient tickets, or with tidkets for a class inferior to that which they condescended to patron ise, or otherwise defrauding the Lon don and Suburban Railway Company. A smart man was this Wiggins, as shrewd and cute as they mike 'em. with more nous in his little finger than Joshua carried under the whole at his 7 1-2 top hat. Yet our director's attitude toward the chief detective was that of a pedagogue toward an uausually dense scholar, and he was forever lecturing him on the lax and alntelligent manner in which he per formed his duties. "It's my bellef that you let hundreds of these swindling fIllers slip through your fingers every week," said Joshua Bouneeby to the chief of the detective staff, lecturing him, one day, on the platform at Lavender Hill station. "Well, there are some get through, no doubt, sir," assented that official, with humility. "But considering how few of us there are compared with the number of passengers, I am afraid that It inevitable." "irmph! There are plenty of you to do the work if it was done proper ly," asserted Mr. Bounceby, in his knock-you-down way. "It is not the quantity of the material that's at fault, it's the quality, my fine feller." "For one thingL sir," said Chief De tectlve Wiggins, depreciatingly, "the old hands get to know us so well Ahi! You se these two chaps." he added, indicating a couple of work me with carpenters' baskets over their, shoulers who happened to pass them at that moment. "Now, I have reason to believe, sir, that they do the company Qut of three or four shillings every week, traveling between this and Hoxton Rise. Yet they're so artful, that hanged if we've ever been able to catch them, although we've set traps for them time after time. I've tried getting Into the same i compartment with 'em to see it they t wouldn't give some of their little tricks away in conversation. But they t know me, and they won't talk, except t about the weather, wihen I'm by. It's I the same with our chaps. They spot c 'em at once. Now, if only some gentle man, whom they would never suspect, 5 were to pt In with 'em and listen to '1 'em talking, when they are off tnelr pguard, I believe he'd pick up a bit of t uncommonly useful information, sir, t which might lead to the convicuon of a good many workmen, who. at pres- t at, make a systematic practice of 'do- a ing' the company." . "Ah!" said Mr. Joshua Bounceby. "That is yaour opinia, is it?" t "It is my confdedat opinion, sir," re- a piled Chief Detective Wigins. a "But I don't see what dodges they can have that you shouldn't be able to Ind out without the least. iculty." I answered the director, superecliously. "If it is a matter of travellng without tieket, surely It is easy enough to catch t 't at that?" Detetive Wiggins smiled the smile c of the mne who known. "Ye see, sir," he explatined, "some- J times tbhey'll start from here, some u ke rn Wandsworth Broadwaqy, a semetlmss km Tooting road, some- o times heu trseatham park; so that c we sever hoew where to be watching Ia for 'em. And they'll come runalig o down the stai with a dosen other f workmea, at the lest minute, and so t the t thneeh the gate before the v IUeu e east d 'em. Then if io a of put one of the traveling inspectors on Ly to 'em, it's odds that on that particu g, lar occasion they'll happen to have a- taken a ticket. And if not, well, they n- Just say that they had no time to book, 0' aryd ofer the fare to the next station, ie where they get out, as innocent as sr lambs--and--" a "But why does the inspector take the fare?" interrupted Mr. Bounoeby, with y contempt. "He ought to make them 7 give their names and addresses, and o- report them for prosecution." r "It he did, sir-there being no evi dence of Intent to defraud-the magis t- trate wold never convict, you see; and s so we simply look foolish, and the e company is saddled with the costs. r Magistrates always side with the work n ing man against a railway company, e sir, unless the evidence is quite pat. o That's the worst of it. . . Ah! There It are those two chaps getting into .--e r up-train now. If it was any use and they didn't know me so well, I'd take a a ride with 'em and see if I couldn't bowl them out. But as it Is-" s "Damme! I'll take a ride with the e fellers," announced Mr. Bounceby, with t sudden, pompous resolution. e And he hurried off in the direction of the third class smoker which the } two workmen had entered, and jumped into it as the train was moving out s of the station. He sat down, lighted a cigarette, and began to read his evening paper, r appearing to be quite absorbed in As contents. The two workmen glanced at e him, and proceded to converse together g wthout paying any further heed to h him. Their conversation, at the outset, I contained nothing worthy of remark, e referring merely to some general top ics of the day and the prospects for a for thcoming race at Kempton park. e Presently, however, to the great de e light and triumph of Mr. Bounceby, it veered round to that particular sub ject of all others on which he desired to hear them discourse. "I sy, mite," observed one of the two, expectorating on to the floor and setting his hob-nailed boot upon the expectoration, as is the pleasant little habit of the British workman, "see owld Wig, on the platform at Lavender 'ill-eh?" "Yuss!" rejoined the other, with a grin. "And he didn't clap his bloom in' eyes on to us-ow now! Not at orl, did 'e, mite?" c His companion laughed. "One hasn't no need to be a bloom in' thort-reader to see how he suspeck t us," he said. "Aye," was the chuckllng rejoinder. a "'E my suspeck; but 'e yn't never gowin' to cop us. You and me wosn't riz yesterday, nor the dy afore. What c 'o, mite?" "Thort e' woe gowin' to get in along J' w1v us. But I s'pose 'e sor it was now li gow-us knowin' 'Im so well. Shouldn't wonder, though, if 'e wasn't somewhere in the trine, a-follerin' of us, should you, Dick?' a "No, I shouldn't. Wot's more, I rath- i' er "opes 'e is, us 'appenin' to 'ave plate- i boards O. K. for this occasion only- ' er, Bill?" a "Yuss. If ownly 'e'd pull us up at. h the barrier at Hoxton Rise, Snikes! Wouldn't I jest purtend as I'd lorst my ticket and fumble in orl me pock ets, and look in the lmini' of my 'at, 1 and then Just as 'e was a-gowin' to run us in, suddenly find as I'd lot it in my 1 'and orl the while? That would be d' prime, wouldn't it?" 11 "Yer rite, mite. Or let 'im ran yer in afore yer yahnd yer ticket, and then B bring a haction agin 'im for forlse imprisonment. Guess that 'd mike him ti a bit sick, eh?' ti The other nodded and chuckled. no "I only wish as 'e might give me the charnst," he observed. "Serve him n bloomin' well rite, it would, the spin' of o.- fox." * "Yuss. And it yn't as if we wos by any means the wtst offenders," an swered his companion, in an ill-used q tone. "We does py our fare, on an av eridge three dys a week, doesn't we? "s ,, aile there's Jim Stickings a traveled y, from North Croydon to Batterea th Bridge and back every blessed dy for to this free mofs narst, and never plde the company a solitary copper." t "Ah, Jim's is a 'cute 'un, 'e is," said m the other, trinning appreciatively. cU "That is a rippin' doge as he've hit on for travelin' gratis. Never beer nuthlnk to bat it. Jim's patent, I orl- in wys corls it, which 'e deerve a gowld medal for 'avin' ever thort of any think so bloomin' sly. Wot do you think, mite?" "Ow! It's a fair masterpiece," was the emphatic rejoinder. "Not but wot of there's risks abaht it, if ye" arsks me. And sooner or liter, Jim 'e 'll get cort. Yer mark my words." "Well, if 'e does get cert, itll tlke a sharper bloke than old Wig. to catch 'im," said his companion. av "Dunno. The bigglest fisats sometimes H blunders upon a smart cop" observed the other, sententiously, as he knocked the ashes out of his short clap pipe and th then proceeded to refill it, slowly, with shag from a screw of dirty green pa er. M "Ah! That's right enough," admitted the other, leading emphasis to his a B sent by a particularly copious expector- ug ation. Then both men relapsed into sileMace. e Now to the whole of the above dis- wI logue Mr. Bounceby had lisatened- th though appearing to be baried in his tic paper--with pricked ears nd alert at- s. tention. And his disappointment when the two workmen ceased their ha conversation just at the eritical point, without harving divulged the secret of at Jim 8tickings's dodge for traveling gratis from North Croydon to Batter- "'I sea Bridge, was keen and poigant. If only he could fnd that oat and then l catch Jim 8tickings in the aet! What a feather in his own cap! And what a th ne in the eye for that self-aipnlatetd pr tool, Detective Wgtgins! Why aldn't those two fellemr contla their eoa ventrsation? Perhaps they rwoald lf he st -wated a little. He 4d wait. But the IJo M9 workmen still renimaned :ilent. In fact. one of them showed cvride.t. signs of nodding off to sleep. He must find out. thoutgh. It would be too mortifying to miss it. He would engage these two workmen in conversation. He would worm the secret out cf them; or, fail ing that,-he woiuld drv.w it from them with silver cords. Half a crown went a long way with a laboring man, while for five shillings you could get him t', on do almost anything. However, he :u- would not begin by offering them a ve bribe, since that might awease their ey suspicion. He would rather address ik, them in the friendly and affable guise in, of an innocently inquisitive fellow pas as senger. So, laying down his paper, and smil he ing upon the two workmen very bland th ly through his gold-rimmed glasses, he m dceared his throat and aid: id "Ahem! -excuse me, my good tell ers; but I couldn't help overhearing ri- that very interesting subject of which is- you were talking just now, and-ahem id -do you know, you rather aroused my be curiosity." He looked from one to the other, smiling pleasantly as he spoke. They y, met his smiles with stolid and perhaps rather suspicious stares. re "You will pardon me-no offence, I -e hope," he went on, with increasing af fability-"but-well, upon my word, e you know, I'm a curious old fellow, and really I should be awfully inter ested to know how that friend of yours manages to travel from North Croydon to Battersea Bridge every day with out paying his fare." in "I daresay yer would, guv'ner," re eC plied one of the men, gruffly. "It must be a dodge worth know ing," smiled Mr. Bounceby, with insin uating blandness. e' "Yer right, there, guv'ner," said the r, other man. "Too well worf known' to give away, and that's a tack." "It might even be worth buyin r eh?" replied Mr. Bounceby, with sly suggestiveness, accidentally, as it were, chinking some loose silver in his breeches' pocket. "It might," grunted the man ad dressed, laconlcally. "And it mightn't. What do yer sy, mite?" he added, turn ing to his companion. "It orl depen's," answered the "mite," "on what reasons the gentle man have for wishin' to know it. If, for igzample, it's Jest out of innercent curlosity, I down't sy a I should ob jeck to oblige; but if by any charnst - down't s'pose it is so, I merely se 'It'-lf by any charnst, I repeats, he e should happen to be a spy, as means to report us to the company-" t r "A spy? My good feller, what can t you be thinking of?" exclaimed Mr. Bounceby, affecting mingled amaze- t ment and indignation as so preposter ous an idea. "Come, do I look like a spy, now ?" "Well, now, guv'ner, to do ye"r jus tice, I carn't sy as yer do. If yer t arsks me, yer looks rather a mug," c answered the workman, candidly. v "Still, appearances is orful deceivin', i t and in this 'ere wicked world a bloke ( t carn't be too careful." - Mr. Bounceby, mindful of his ob ject, swallowed his indignation and laughed boisterously. "I like your frankness," he said, d with pretended approval. "It's--alem I-so nice and natural. I can't bear anything underhand, you know, eiher p In myself or in others. And as for do- 7 ing anything so low and mean as to worm information, in confidence, from a fellow passenger and then report Ii him to the company, I give you by li word that I would considerably rather shoot myself," added Mr. Bounceby, making his voice quiver with generous a indignation at the thought. a "That's gospel, guv'ner? Matthew, Mark, Luke and orl the rest of 'em?" demanded the workman, gazing stead- sl ily at his interlocutor. a "Goopel-'pon my oath," lied Mr. Bounceby. "In that kise," said the workman, E turning to his lal, "I down't know as there'd be any 'arm in our doin' busi- b naes wiv the gentleman. Eh, Bill?" "I down't know as there would," an swered Bill, a little glesam, perchance U of cupidity, lighting up his stolid eyes.t Mr. Bounceby was delighted. "What shall we say? Five bob?" he querled. 01 "A dollar's too cheap," replied Bill's "mite," shaking his head. "Why, bless yer, gurn'er, yer've ownly got to use the information proper to sire the ool ten times over in free monfs." "Ah! But I don't propose to do al that," demonstrated rM. Bounceby. "I w merely want to know, out of innocent C curiosity." is "Orl the sime," stuck in Bill, "the tack remines as yer could ue the information if yer liked. And for my part, I sy that it's dirt cheap at a thin 'un--eh, Dick?" "Yer right, Bill. It's a gift at that," Cd assented Bill, with an emphatic nod. "Come. Ten shillings is a goodish bit of money," expostulated Mr. Bounce by. who (as vulgarians say) always "parted" rather hard. "Orl right, guv'ner. We yn't keen, if u you yn't. In fack, I down't know as e has any right to give Jim Stickings a awy to a pumck stranger, after orl. Hilloa! Here we are at Hb6xton Rise. th Well, good dy, gur'ner." And the two workmen rose to leave the carriage. 0! "I'll give you the half sovereign if you'll tell me, my good man, exclaimed y Mr. Bounmceby, desperately. Dick alighted on to the platform, T Bill remained, hesitating a moment, aupon the step. "Come!" cried Mr. Bouneby, with excitemeat-for the guard was alreadye waving hls green flag-"just tell me that dodge for traveling, without a th ticket from North Croydon to Batter- m sea Bridge, and this ten bob Is yours" in Bill faced round and held out hris a hand. "8wear yen won't give the gime r awy," he demanded, anxiously. "I swear," ejaculated Mr. Bonuaby. "Them hand over and I'll tell ye."? Mr, Boaaunceby laid the half sover sth in the other's horny palm. Very solemnly and slowly Bill gave h the required l l orintm. It wa comr - th pLid In this one rword- "Walk!" Thea the vork ea mped of the , step of the moeg train, while Mr. t Jsa Benameby, momenamtauBy pam . W Iyzed and almost apoplectic with raze ,of as carried on to the next station. It. f e " * to Those are the facts, precisely a: I /o have related them. And I may add Id that I have them on the excellent au 1I- thority of Chief Detective Wiggin (new m in the employ of another railway com t pany) 1:-0e le It n, - occurred to me, at the r' ti:.e v..in .C :"old me the story: How e did Chief Detective Wiggins get his a nformatic-? I asked him the ques ir tion point blank. But-possibly, owing 's to the noise of an engine just then le blowing of steam-he didn't appear to have heard what I said. At any rate, he merely made the irrelevant - remark that the wind had gone round - to the east, and he shouldn't wonder Le if we didn't get some snow.-Londoa Truth. 1- _ g HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION. h - n It May Be Given by Telephone or Eve y By Mail. "Of course, there is no reason tt. r, deny that a person may fall into the Y hypnotic state while the hypnotizer sis in another place. The only condi tion is that he must have been hyp I notized by him before and that his own - imagination must have been captured i. by the thought of the absent hypnotiz r, er. I myself haverepeatedlyhypnotizd I by telephone or even by mail. For in $ stance, treated a morphinist who at first came daily to my laboratory to t be hypnotized; later it was sufficient t to tell him over thq telephone: 'Take out your watch;- in two minutes you will fall asleep;' or to write to him: t 'As soon as you have read this note you will be in the hypnotic state.' I thus had the 'malicious' influence even e at a dlstance, but it was not by will power; it was by the power of his own imagination; at the time when he read my note in his suburb, and fell u asleep, I was not thinking of him at t all. As a matter of course, such in Sfluence by correspondence would have been impossible had not repeated hyp notisation in personal contact preced ed. "Even that may not be necessary if not complete hypnotisation but only e suggestive influence is in question. A few days ago I received a letter from a southern lady whom I do not know, a whose non, a morphinist, I have never s.en. She writes: 'My son has been Impressed with the belief that your treatment is all he needs to be cured. I a dream he said, you stood before him, with the finger tips of your hands trembling, sad said: 'I have the power to influence your will. "He woke, re peating, "You have the power to con trol my will." That morning he seemed to forget to take the morphine at the regular time, and soon went down to the beach without his mor phine outfit in his pocket-sa unusual thing,' and so forth. He himself was convinced that my will power was working on him, while I did not even know him."-Prof. Munsterberg in M Clure's. QUAINT AND CURIOUS. m Bi In Russia no one but the czar may drive at full gallop on the public roads. The supflower bears 4000 seeds, the poppy 32,000 and the tobacco plant 72,320. In Persia none but the Shah is prlv leged to drive white horses with scar let-dyed tail tips. pi A parrot celebrated her 30th birthday It as an inmate of the Hebrew Orphan asylum, New York City. sa to In Iceland horses are shod with foi sheep's horn, while in the Soddmn they so are shod with camel's skin.la Only the German emperor is per mitted to smoke a certaa very fine it Havana cigar with a green and gold ga Experts of the agricultural depart ment have fgured out that rats, equir. s rels and birds do $110,000,0 damange sh to crose every year. mi It is a curious anomaly to fnd that vi our domestic sparrow is the frst bird o to go to roost in an evenintg, and the he last bird to get up in the morning pe Siberia contains onae-ninth of all the land on the globe. Great Britain and all Europe, except Russia,. together with the whole of the United States, (ould be enclosed within its boundar is. tw The French courts have made thbs important ruling that a man who hires cle a motor car with a chaauffeur cannot be held liable for Injury or death to oc- Au cupants of the car, in case of an acci dent. because he is neither chauffneur Po nor owner. The hoe Manufacturers' Monthly says the barbaric wearer of civilised understandings apparently loves .to W hear the sound of his own footsteps. mc Kaire often ask for "boots that talk." er and are even willing to pay extra for P the luxury. Tennyson loved to drink port. On ae one occasion when Sir Henry Irvlng t paid him a visit the poet msaid: "Irving, you like a glass of port, don't yout" s "Yes, I do," said the actor, whereupon Tennyson poured out a glasse of port and fnlabhed the bottle himself. to The greatest natural wonder on earth is the stapemdous falls of the Zambesl river, and when one imsgiaes the speCtale o one dof the world's mightlest riversm, two miles wide, tfall aing sheer 420 feet. it is not bhard to agre. Niagara is only halif a mile wide and 158 feet high, so that it fg res as a mer sade la In comparisa, wit Sharpeulag Cambridge the There is semething in the dul at- e mosphere of ur alma mater which l sbarpeas the wits her ag; they o have to be brgllht to nmeste for the the maternal slem. We hve al ways pmdoaeed witts sad pets; amd Ia eve I eher paret m Is tu ob0 v l- u e-s at prweent, ~thes lasQ reoned ta ea tat te elsc will die ot- I as, les 09sat·k SID AL AtPY ~ t ORAGl AS A MONEY CROP. In addition to providing early for le age for the work stock to take the o place of the damaged stuff now be lin so generally used, mentioned in the Progressive Farmer, this is also the time to start making forage for ne t winter and spring. With all sorta of long forage bringing extreme ly high prices at all times, much tt might be said in favor of growing he forage crops to sell for profit. There et is no better money crop in the south di- today, not even excepting cotton and 'P tobacco; but certainly where large 'n yields and a great variety of forage e crops can be produced it seems, and iz- is ridiculous, that our cattle and ad horses should suffer for lack of fed5. in- or that we should buy hay at high I at prices. even cottonseed hulls have to become so high in price in most sec nt tions that no farmer can afford to to buy them, because for the six to I )° eight dollars he has to pay a ton for 1 °: them, he can produce two tons of aI to better feed. If we can by any possible means I arouse the farmers In our territory to I is the point of providing the hay or long 1 forage used. both in the ioties and 1 i on the farms, the service would be c invaluable. Not only would the grow- i t ng of it yield a prot, but the keep lag of hundreds of thousands of dol. I lurs in this section instead of sending c it to the northwest would be of un told value in building up our agi culture. li How can we secure the forage need- a ed4 PFrst, cut and utilize the entire i A corn plant; second, plant a few acres e m of corn on rich .land near the barn r, sad build a silo and put this corn i n into it; third, sow sorghum, peas, o- e a ja beans, millet and other plants, a said make hay of them. 2 Shredded corn stover is as good as a Scttonseed hulls; two tons of sllase. e succulent and heavy though it is, are 11 equal to one ton of the best grass a hay, and our native grasses, sorghum, b cowpess, millet, etc., will make hay b e that will sell for from $10 to $15 a phi ton, and be equal to that for I which we now pay $20. f The man who produces all these ii feeds he needs for his own use, and v has some extra to sell to his unwise lA neighbor who will not produce them, h will 4nd the business a good paying 1l one, and will realize that this is one i1 of a great variety of money crops that i may be grown on our farms.-Tait e1 Butler, in Progressive Farmer. Ii PORTABLE HOG HOUSE8. b The University of Wisconsln, at E a Madison, has published a bulletin on t portable hog houses, containing 28 ages, Including S illustrations in which the exact manner of constra tion of all kinds of portable hog pi houses is shown, together with ground e plans and elevations of the big build- p, lag in which the university houses gc its prise herd. m No other farm animal has been e subjected to such uncomfortable quar- , tees as the hog, which is frequently in forced to sleep in filth and eat from be sour and slimy troughs. The ad- m vantages of the portable hog house are enumerated as follows: It is Sesily and doonomically constructed; it is readily moved to any desired location; it Is useful alike to the tb general farmer and the breeder of " fine stock; it is the most natural and at sanitary of all methods of housing , swine. Only the simplest workman Ship is required to construct it, and th much old lumber may be utilized. The he renter who Ands it Impossible to po- in, vide expensive qnarters for his hogs ly can well afford to build portable houses, as they can be retained as personal property. Where separate peddocks are given to swine of varl oas ages and sex, portable houses , are practically a necessity. By using th a house which can be moved to a fresh piece of ground unsanitary con ditlons are avoided. From four to b six mature alnmals, or from ten to twenty shoats are aocommodated by each house. The swine are thuas kept cleaner and more thrifty than whean allowed to gather In large numbers. Anilmale showing evidence of disease ch can more readily be Isdlatad when th portable houses are used.--dnana th Farmer. MPINQ BUILIMNOGS PAINTED. Attention should be given to this work for it is qluite an important matter. The bulldings will last long or and look much better ft kept well O painted. The work should be thor oughly done at first and then an oea slonal cot will be all that will be needod to keep them in la wod condl* tUa. Expenive colors need .not-be used. and often the farmer and his help a do the work tin a atisfaetory maann. Such attention to the buras and other outbulldinoa will add much to their value, and is good evidence eo caretulnes ad real eanmy ean the part of the owner. Where seerally followed It adds materially to the good appearauce of a neishborhood, and ttracts favor able atteonton free the pease-y. Autumn a aood time to attend to this wrk. ALn glss tructures, su u as rse bhms and ho'eeah shonud eeve a uod cent f ait afe repaii the aim Tie phu ano o, b deu se e two or tareo pea aed e em,.g of sl u oeme M ft bru In a repiutg dont emit the dwelln erne and etabe, or tasr itil me. be uone as, Md it is e to a e t~e nedes ue Wie the ~wea r is emestobly u gf t N User r menau mte k asrrll neelstm Ir anae 1eals uea a s made of about 30 per cent. white lead with pure linseed oil and whiting, s and applied quickly with a putty bulb -American Cultivator. s HOW MUCH TO FERTILIZE. r Too great emphasis cannot be plac I ed on the neceessity of each farmer making his own manure trials. While the work the Experiments stations i are conducting is of great value in determining the general principles un I deTlaying profitable manuring for or I dinary conditions of soil and climate it must be remembered that there are many minor differences in every I district, and even on each farm, which influence the result. What may be the best practice4 lane latri- may be only second best in another. It simple fertilisers are purchased and each man makes his own mixtures, It is a simple matter to try three or four drills of this or that mixture, until by trial a farmer determines what is the best practice for his par ticular district. One word of caution; keep a tight hand on the manure bag. I and let good soil culture have lair play. Fertilisers only have their best aetion on well-tilled soil. The careful man will endeavor to obtain the fullest Intormatitm on the influ ence of climate on the crop, the de filencles of the soil, and the needs I of the crop grown.-ndiani Farmer. LARGE MIAD SMAILL COWS. According to Prof. Haeeker, of Mn esota, most farmers overestimate the value of large cows sad large milk- I ers, and as a rule underestimate the value of a small cow giing a light t flow of milk rich in butter fat. In 1 entering the dairy barn of the Min nesota State arm there are in the I first row two cows standing side by side. One weighs 1.300 and the oth er 875 pounds. Invariably when via Strs enter, favorable comments are made on the fine large cow with the big udder, and on only one occasion has the small cow been pointed out as an ideal dairy animal, and that was by a prominet milk producer s from New England. The large cow is the deepest milker in the herd. L while the small cow never gives a large mess, even when fresh. The large cow lnvaliably decreases rapid ly In her aow, while the small one o is a persistent milker, generally giv lng as much in the spring as whe h she went Into winter quarters. The large cow, daring the pest three years, has averaged 295 pounds of butter per year, while the small ase gave 241 pounds. ' A BHEEP'S RATION. U A day's ration for a sheep is esti- a mated at two pounds of hay, half a pound of bran and bel a pound of gfeund oats, when there is as I pasture, but ai large sheep con- I sume more than smaller ones the etsi- 01 mated ration may not be strictly co- 0 rect. Sheep shold also be supplied V with smcculent food, sliced carrots be. ing highly relished. They should not l be over fed, but should be kept in n; moderate condition. In summer good a pasture is' suelent.--p~tomst. a D OOSE0088 FATI RS TREATED. hi Goose feathers are often treated in this manner: After being spread In ha some clean, dry, airy place they tl should be turnaed over with a fork '1 every few days until thoroughly dried. p1 If placed In bags ad well steamed "t they are most valuable, as the steaa mi has a tendency to parity them, remov. - ing muod of the oily odor they natural ly have. ---- tr P FARM NOTES. T If a supply of good sharp grit and a pare charcoal is constealy within le reach of the fowls, the many ailments as that come from tndigestion may be ni avoided. Always keep grit and cyster shell$ before your fowls whether on tree rgae or in confinement. The manu factured rit Is far superior to such ce gravel as they can plok up. It Is time to put aeggs In the inae . bator for broilers. By the time the ta chleks are eight to twelve weeks old at there will be a lively demand for u them at good prices. ca Watch the "little thins" and the pa big thlag wi take care of them- oh An exclusive diet of corn will pre- y vent hens from laylng. How would de you like to live on corn bread alone? t A Sood incubator, properly man- a aged, is a great maey-maker on the co farm. That has been proven time oh and again. Why not try It yourself? p Don't throrw mancy away by feed- d le a lot of ealls usad drones. Alse rnemeber thbt old hens do not lay nor pay as well as pullets aud yaerl . tug hens. gs shald always be packed with the large end up as the air cell in that ead keeps the olk from stick ing to heshell I fowis are compelled to live In o the filth and mud they wlll not thrive L a)h nd dampness tnvite disease and are re to eese fai·lo. Chareai is a great aid to good th4 digestio among a oek of poaltry pl Sep a lUttle eoastntly before them. t A slek chicken is ome of the meet na Ist-m-- and most disgusting thlngs e n earth to the pealtrymas. Dmn't Do lt thm gest siok. 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