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THE BLACKFOOT NEWS.
IDAHO. ■LACKPOOT. By and by ia the path that leads to It la useless to advertise fo$ a lost ; opportunity. A man's conscience is either his best friend or his worst enemy. The truth that occupies a nutshell finds some minds too narrow to give it room. ! sajing any- ; I j Tbe almighty dollar resembles some men; it talks without thing. Admiral Dewey will do well to keep I his sea legs on if a Kentucky city has sent him twelve bottles of the blue grass product. Even at the present time there Is enongh fighting in the Central Ameri can republics to justify tbe United States in fortifying Jhe Nicaraguan canal. John D. Rockefeller has offered to give Denison university $100,000 if the trustees wil! secure other subscriptions amounting to $125.000 before the close of the present term. What fun it must be for Mr. Rockefeller to see college trustees and presidents hus tie. Senator Vest recently sent a news paper item to be read to the house. The secretary had the wrong side of the clipping, and instead of an edi away Admiral Dewey recently appeared before the house pensions committee and eloquently advocated the passage of several bills granting pensions to the widow* of officers who served with Mm In the battle of Bay The measure now pending provides' for pensions for the widow of Captain Charles V. Gridley of the Olympia at the rate of $200 a month; the widow of Commander E. B. Wood of the torial on the money question, began: "Ridiculous.' We are giving these goods at half price!" "The other side.'" eried Mr. Vest. Petrel, at $100 a month; the mother of Lieutenant Thomas M. Brumley, the Admiral's Flag Lieutenant, at $50 a month, and the widow of Captain Henry E. Nichols of the Monadnock at Th# enlargement of a church at Quincy, Mich., and its recent rededi- ! aation testify anew to the power one exert in a community. $1% a month. person may Thirty years ago Quincy was but a hamlet, and the Presbyterian church being reduced to a single member, the presbytery dissolved the church and sent a committee to get the minutes. Mrs. Patter refused either to give up -the minutes or to be "dissolved." "What the presbytery should do," wa3 her plucky answer, "Is to send us a minister." Her advice was taken, and today the church is happy, hopeful and flourishing. It lived simply because one earnest Christian woman would wot let it die. In one of the statistical divisions of tk. Department of Agriculture to Washington may be seen a machina »jumbling a typewriter, which multi gUes and divides with unerring accn _ ... racy and with great rapidity Give iu operator a multiplicand of six figures and a multiplier as large, and he will writs them out as upon a typewriter; then he turns a handle a few times, and before the onlooker knows what is going on, th* product is written out before him. The machine performs examples in division with equal ease. Does any one of our young readers fancy that he sees in this invention an emancipation of boys of the twentieth Mntnry from the vexation of the mul tiplication table? Alas! that is too mneh for him to hope. * Btrike-the-Kettle is not a romantic name, bnt th* old Indian who bore that appellation was a leader and a Chris tian king among his people. For many years Strike-the-Kettle was a Mont, protecting r.he United State# mall from hostile Indians. While on this duty he was wounded in a fight with his own people. A few years ago, when the Dakota prairies were on fire, the Indians of the Standing Rock Agency, fought the flames for days. When at last it was feared the whole village would be swept away, a de voted missionary stood watching, with wagon packed, ready to flee at the last moment. In the darkness she saw oome one standing by her gate. Strike-the-Kettle. It "I can no longer fight the fire," said the wound ed old scout, "but I will stay here, Winona. Go to sleep and I will rouse you in time." When the exhausted woman finally woke, all danger over, but Strike-the-Kettle was still on guard. Is it strange that on Memorial doys Winona lays a wreath on the gxav* of Strike-the-Kettle? was The arbitration tribunal of Swiss jurists, which has had under consid eration for nearly ten years the claims of English and American citizens against Portugal for damages for her seizure of the Delagoa Bay railroad, condemns Portugal to pay a which, with interest, amounts to be tween $4,000,000 and $5,000,000. It had been anticipated that the sum would be so large that Portugal could not raise lt without ceding some of her territory in South Africa. But Portu gal can pay thla moderate award with out aid. sum DAIRY AND POULTRY. INTERESTING CHAPTERS POR OUR RURAL READERS. Wc. SartMifco ruwn Operate TSta Fera —A Pew eff HIbU m to tfco Car« of Lfti aed Poet try. Dairy Kotos The use of the Babcock milk test can be abused, and too frequently is abused. Sometimes this comes from ignorance on the part of the user, but often it comes from intention to de ceive. To prevent abuses due to ignor anee, there is now quite a demand among dairymen that some laws be passed requiring all users of the tes: to ou[ licenses. The state of Vermont has Just passed a law mak ing it compulsory on a man tq pass j an examination and take out a license i before using the Babcock tester in a j public way. Of course 'his does not ap- j piy to the man that wants a Babcock tester for ose in his own herd, for . the public does not care whether his lests are accurale or net But the man that makes the tests at the cheese fac tory or at the creamery should be able to accurately make that test, and the public should know thG he is able to munity that will oppose such benefl c^t legislation. make it. Probably before !ong we j will have such laws In all of the ! states where there are many cheese | Certainly factories or creameries, there will be no element of the com The state of Michigan is taking en ergetic steps to insure that Michigan dairy products are put on the market for what they are. and also to see that the make of each factory creamery is branded, so that the source of all guc ij productg may be known. A law i , . . , . ! is in force there that require* each owner or company owing a factory or | cr !f mery to . regi f ter s * me * ,th a de ' ! °f atiOD and ""t, ° f „ P ? rty ° r parties ownln S lt - The ; ° r ea '' h 3 ' ei "' ls set for 1 lt l e . ^ ,° f * pri ' 8nd blanka 8re I n * or the registry, which is with- j ° Ut ,. The ? fflust 1,6 a new reg ' s ' j 1X7 01 a 1 sucl1 plac8S each 7 ear - By 0,18 registra tion all cheese factories ! attain to the right to use the state! brand of "Michigan Full Cream ! Cheese," for the use of which $1 fee ; j When strong flavored foods, like turnips, are to be fed, it should be after milking and not before. The controversy over the feeding of turnips bas simmered down to this. In the P 3 ® 1 many men have refused to feed t°rn>PS asserting that it gave the milk a iurnipy taste. It has finally come to be recognized that the flavor gets into per year is charged. B through the air that is in the stable at milking time, or, at least, if the flavor does go through the cow, It is eliminated before the next milking time comes around, provided the feed ing is done after and not before or while milking. The man that would be a successful dairyman cannot afford to be ignorant on any matter that comes to the public attention. In other words he cannot afford to be behind the times. This I he will be if he does not read current literature bearing on his work. What is true of the dairyman is true of ths i | creamery man and cheesemaker. There i are not onl good periodical3 that treat j of dairying but there are a numbpr of most excellent books. All of ghou)d ^ , n „„ A gmall ; ! these sum of money spent in such a way is well •pent. In the construction of stables for cows, and in the construction of milk rooms an effort should be made to have the walls so snnply built that they will be easy to clean and to keep clean. It is a mistake to con struct such places with a great num ber of crevices and recesses that difficult to keep clean. If one smooth surface can be made for each wall, so much the better. This will prevent the accumulation of dust and other kinds of dirt that are detrimental to the business that is being carried « • e < say are on. Strong smelling roots and fodder*, as well as other things that have a decided scent, should either be kept out of the stable altogether or removed be fore milking time. It is easier to keep them out than it is to renew the air in the stable after they have there. Carelessness been in this regard causes many a dairyman to lose on his butter especially when it is gent to pri vate customers. A person that has a contagious dis iase or that has been exposed to taglous disease should no more be per mitted to work around the cow stable than he should be permitted to into your house -and a con come sit at table I among the members of the family. Milk Is a fruitful carrier of disease germs. Poultry Motes. Some poultry papers tell not to buy birds to bring onto their farms, yet carry the advertisements of men that have birds to sell. It is true that roup and other contagious dis eases, as well as lice, are brought onto farms by importing birds, still necessary to import, that goes out into the country and picks up fowls hit or miss ig almost sure to get something that he did Intend to purchase. But in buying from professional breeders there is little danger of importing diseases, the first place diseases are not likely to exist on well kept poultry farms, and In the second place, It they do exist they are recognized and steps amateurs But it is The man not In are taken to get rid of them. On Mr fanM it often happens that such diaaaaes as* tat without being recognised. I Avoid Bad Grain.—There is no gain 1 to a farmer in feeding his fowls on spoiled grain half of which is worth- ! less for food. We hear of cases where ■ this spoiled grain is purchased f'N j poultry food at say one-halt the cost i of ordinary grain. But as half of It ; is worthless for food, on account of consisting of weed seeds and shriveled J wheat, it is evident that the real cost I of the grain is the same as If wheat were bought at fuit price but of good quality. There is the added danger of gettiug musty grain, which is said to (>e one of the causes of bowel disease ln fowls. Wheat - ** a Poultry Food.—A writer in a poultry paper says that none of the grains is rightly balanced for the best results to be obtained in their feeding. This is true. He further aays that the one grain that comes nearest to be weli-balanred U wheal. This is not true. Oats come nearest to fur nishing a. balanced ration, according to all the experiments of feeders and cf chemists. Wheat contains too little of the carbo-hydrate element Wheat, however, may be balanced with coru and even when wheat is high it may be balanced with corn economically. Farmers' Review would keep a record of egg receipts and other debits and ; credits connected with their poultry, and would send them in for publica tion. Experiences are very useful, j Comparative reports are interesting and often instructive. The experience in combating diseases, lice and praed atcry animals should be given to tbe public. They will bring out other in formation that may prove exception ally valuable to tbe writers. We wish that more readers of the _. The man that wants to make money out Qf tfae mgrket mual turDish marke[ wlth the k!ad of good „ lt demands. If the market demands _ 7 e,,ow **in be must use a breed that will give yellow skin. If It want* while skinned fowls he »bould find it out and supply that demand. These things are fancies in the mind of the buyer, but tb «F a ™ «>• 1«« the point* that he considers in making his pur chase*, * * • • We hear of some poultrymen trying to keep their houses warm in cold weather by mean* of oil stovts. The work will prove very expensive and well-nigh useless. It nas been dem onstrated that while a few more eggs may be obtained with warmth tbar. without it, tbe extra eggs will in 03 wise pay lor tbe extra expense. C-rroi* tor llnrvra. The great value of carrots as a food for horses and colts is ail too lltll* understood or more ot them would be grown. A few carrots fed to a work ing horse once a day or even once <n two or three days, is a great regulator of digestion. Kor such a use they are probably superior to bran, and they can be grown without great cost, says The Farmer. For colts and brood mares they are equally good, and espe dally in winter, when the other food is dry. and mangels, are also good, but th-i Other field roots, as t'-rnips carrot is probably better relished than either of these. Carrots ars easil» grown. They yield immense crops. They are a sure crop, and they are but littie subject to diseases. They ought to be planted early, and cleaned soil; that is to say, soil w»li They can be put in straight rows with the hand seed drill, using about two pound* o* seed per acre. Where the patch •% small, it will pay to hand rake it ovur before the carrots appear Then care ful cultivation should be given Half an acre will furnish enough for ter erai horses. Thin them to about four inches in the line of the row. Th# Mastodon ts one of the beat varieties for Minnesota. Try a small patch next year. Boys, if you have some colts or calves grow a few carrots for them. 1 They are as good for calves as for i colts. . i ' ! on well cleaned on tbe surface. Shaep in kD#lnn(1. The supply of sheep In England, which had sunk to a very low figure in 1893, is again on the Increase, and Increasing too at a rapid rate. The last figures published by the English authorities give th* number of sheep In England at 16,820,327; 116.357; Scotland, 7,560,980; a total of 27,237,664. This is the largest number since 1893, and is in fact about 1,000, 000 sheep in excess of that year. The best feature is that the eweg have been increasing as follows: 1895, 9,663, 000; 1896, 9,926,000; 1897, 10,0007,000; 1898, 10,138,000; 1899, 10,461,000. during five years there steady increase making a total of 800,- j 000 ewes. This means that the annual j lamb crop is increased by that number. Wales, 3, Thus has been a more than Make a New Window.—There are fnany poultry bouses that might be greatly improved by making a window on the south side. Home of them were i not built fur such. They were orlglna! iy constructed to serve as wood-shed, or lor some like )( constructed with the Idea of giving light to fowls. A little work In making ! an orifice for the light to enter will add I very greatly to the value of such a place for the fowl*. î purpose, perhaps :lh T he windows were n tool houses. The Champaign county fair poultry show will be held Aug. 28 to 31 In elusive. W. S. Russell will judge. The 1 association has more than doubled Its premium*. Premium lists may be had by^dreealng R D. Burnham. Cham THEATRICAL TOPICS. SAVINGS AND DOINOS OP THE PLAYERPOLK. .y Many K« J I clever character actor to the New Or can't aay that i regret the experience. I may not have absorbed much art dur VI. l i. I W.Ste Which a Pensa TkeshM Ci I r»*J rtwoi Ttm>«fli-H«w » Wall !•§► Bus Freep «Beeid He Pel ea the Meed "Yea. I've done my share of barn storming in my early days," said a leans Tim«*-Democrat mao. "and 1 ing that period in my career, but 1 aaw a lot of life end bad most of tbe fool ishness knocked out of me. which is an excellent thing for any young man. .My queerest experience in the barn storming line occurred during tbe sea of - S3 . S 4 . wh . D i started out with the Union Square Comedy company to p!ay general utility over what la called the 'ten-twenty-thirty' circuits of the northwest Our company had never been nearer Union Square than West Hoboken, and we hadn't a single com edy in our repertoire, so tbe nine was a pretty bad misfit. It was adopted for rather singular commercial rea sons. Before taking the road our ! manager, who was decidedly short of j cash, had secured a job lot of printing j at an absurdly low price it consist- j ed of o<^is and ends that were got up ; for at least a doxen different companies and for one reason and another had been left on the hands of tbe printer The moat attractive bills in the bunch ! bore the name Union Square com pany, which 1 have already mentioned, and the old man, as we called the man ager, decided to use them as a starter, j ; j so as to make a favorable impression at tbe outset. They only lasted for four or five towns, however, and a: that stage of our wanderings we bios somed out as Tbe Boston Criterion*. la three months, which was the length - of time we lasted before we went to smash at Sioux City, low*, we were known successively as the 'Chicago All Star Repertoire company,' The Broad way Meteors,' The Violet De Vere Dramatic Troop«.' The Hall A Harris Comedians,' The International Laugh- j maker*.' and several other things that baTe »Upped my memory It wan a warm experience, and we found the fr8 h U8nt change of front was after ail a decided advantage. About the time ,bat word would be pas s ed from vll ,a «* *° village to save up antique egg* toT Broadway Meteors, w# would that ominous title and receive a friendly welcome as the Hall A Harris ; Comedians. As s rule the bills and I the patience of the public gav* out at j j Georgia Gardner is s talented actress who has made a success in the vaude age of nine to eleven she was a star in a juvenile opera company; then for the same time." I j t* 1 * theatrical profeavlnn after year* of careful study and practical experience 1° dramatic business, for she has been From the ville line. She entere! this branch of brought up on the stage two seasons assumed responsible part* with the Holman Opera eompahy. She * a ® for a IM ' a » on the leading lady with tbe late J. K Kmmrit, and later d iar! *s Frohman's companies, play ' n * iD "Held by the Enemy." "Thermi ! dor -" "Jan* ' and »uch success«« She I W,B ' 11 company In 1«95. to play ooe 1164 co«#dlee In conjunction with Ed I *■* Atchison Ely. for Mr. Baldwin kn,,w that lD tbe " h * »»"Id have a b1 « b -' la " »fraction, and as h* played j in n«* 1 »*"« b «' flrst-clasa theaters, re Î maining tn each city two and three j w *' k *' and aom * ,bl " M > »*■ ' >bll|: * d to M ' cur * P*> 1 pI *' M1 * 8 0a, ' dQ « r remained with Prof ! a company 14 • nttl * OT, * a, ' ( P*»F a twice t " d acor,d a gr#at ,U< ' C * M J 9aMw1n r,ü red account of Ill 1 "«^th and Mis* Gardner and Mr. Ely i r ' onblud * d üUe 8 P lunge '"to real . vaudeville. Her »access as a headliner i speaks for itself. ' had many offers to return to tbe dra ! matlc stage, also an opportunity to go into pantomime in England, baring for a number of seasons was a member ' WM Induced to Join Prof. 8. S. Bald for two years. Miaa Gardner baa j j ej Wm i GEORGIA GARDNER, quite recently refused a very compll mentary tender to play a principal part ln a Pantomime now running In ! L,mdon > bu ' »he declined all thes I (,rt, ' r * , — When Jam»s T. Powers was In Parts l.utt summer he went Info a restaurant With a friend to dine. The comedian î who rather prides himself on his lln 1 f ll ' ltlc a,| IHty and the purity 0 f his r ' ,rl * Ur | a ' -(: *»L proceeded to order f'""*™" th,! )( v * rn8 [ uIar ,b *> ^ listened for a moment coun * head as the comedian's, to the French [0 ft Jg / wf3 Wmm S/i ■ * ! j j j ; ! j % n , J*» Mi / % % / ww > jTi 'A fi ¥,f : wê » 7 f( I >ff ? i f / :*> t * m - r/i V fl ✓ IfTr! V - MAXINE Ri.UOTT as she was spoke by the guest and then interrupted. "Ah await! Spakr yer mother tongue. I'm as Irish as yeraelf. " The germ of TlUtrkermy'n ttcvslj "Vanity r*lr '* from whl h the p'.ar "Becky Sharp" was dramatised, orlgtn ated ln Buoyans "Pilgrim • Progreaa' in this allegory Christian thus de scribe* oa* Incident of hi* progrea* "Then I aaw In my dream that when they were got out of the wilderness they present y saw s town before them «nd the name of th» town I* Vanity, ansJ at tX* town there is a fair kept '»nity Fair " l>0, ■ tbe at **t actr*** » on the American stag* le Maxm» Fallott, wifi of Nat Goodwin, the fumerie comedian Hpr b '* ut ) r >• *o ••ntrinclng that ou *** r ® r * 1 *'' »PP^renr* people were mo f« taken by her good looks than by *>«r acting, but her ability «ti *u> h that she soon Impreeaed tbe with a full appreciation of her art and she now ranks high among th* foot llght of Am«rtc* Nine year* a *° * h8 ®*d# ber début on th* stag* In last she joined On* of the most beautiful as well at public Roe# Coghlsn * company and later be-xnt* s member of th* i nipsny of the 1st* Augus'in Daly. Perbaps her great»»! came after she became th# wife of Nat Goodwin Sucre#* She has an equal Inter* ,t and equally wtth him in his plays •haree th* honor* of hit popularity. People have often noticed to whet a nleety a theatrical troupe I« managed on tbe road In regard to tbs details of travsllng Home people imagine that a theatrical tour is a go.as-you please affair. Other* realise that this really the fart' they are. nevertheless, at a loss to understand how such a trip Is managed. Every road Is provided with a business and an advance agent When the •on begins tbe real Is not company manager .. sea tnansgtr that Is to say, the man who Is responsible-— baa hit route boobed for practically th# entire season The advance agent go«« to every place booked a fortnight ahead of the company. He sends back bis printed blank containing informa tion to th# acting managtr, and SU# it In with many valuable hint* for tb# latter'# guidance. On arriving tn a town the hotel baggage is delivered, the property man having made rounds of th* company while on ths train to ascertain which hotsl has been cboeen in each individual case. Th# hotel question Is generally settled be fore a town I* reached, but generally it Is not. the When for any reason the member* of a company cannot decide which house to patronize, the hotel baggage Is taken to the theater, there (o wait until tbe question shall have been settled. Then the vacillating tor must pay an expressman to dell his trunk at the hotel ha has decided to patronize ac V«T On one-night stands the actor does not see his hotel trunk ^7 day, haring only his theater trunk with him all the time. ■ Hotel bill* are never paid by the management. The actor Is at liberty to pay $6 a day If it suits his whim, or he may hang up his hat In a boarding house at $8 a week. It Is for him to choose, company Is not left to manage itself, by any manner of means. It Is a very well-regulated and well-conducted In stitution from start to finish. A road Another unsuccessful effort to trace John Webster, the comedian husband of Neide McHenry, ha» comn to a mel tincholy dos« It« disappeared a long lime ago ufti r an unsuccessful attempt to revive "The Troubadours," one of earlier hits of his wife and her company of clever farceur*. "Bring that years of faithful service don* not I he Not re ntltie a bright, soubrette lo honors In Amprlcs, Webster thought the old mue, a. sketch ought to hrihf them axt :h«r fortune, and the must disappointment following a eertes ef disastrous weeks le supposed to hast unbalanced bl* mind for he has never been beard of alive or traced to Us biding place, whether or sot alten since he slipped out of the !!»U of ite He was ao>t an preaeet ipeciaUr good actor, but ha held his ««i a such quiet parts as KaU Saiisbaxy used to Invest for Webster * limit** ability, and ha was a pleasant coat psnloa. devoted to Nellie, who. wttS Halts bury, was the wanning attracti« of th* organisation Neill* had be«» the soubrette of Ri bsrd HooieyV stock company for many yasr*. aad her tucceaaes la farce, of which Kitsy Crane was tbe spertm! magne:, gav* her an Idea of a poeaibl* starring ftp sure, and th* triompha of Ute Vok*« family in thedr ma»i al farce. Tu* I* a Kitchen " inspired Nat» Saüsburf with th* idea of 'The Tr «ubademrs" — a fiaetu t* Hit employed by the Vok*g In which the refrain of troubadour" Uayiy tb* was an amusing factor, suggesting the title of tbe M-Htwr» medium of entertainment John Web ster and Salisbury were always m,«*t faithful friends ion* afle* Nates at* falling discretion and to desert tuitloo led hi* vaudeville-comedy betof* ebb fid* set In When the sewrch fuf Webster began Raltstury qui »Gy !B stlgatsd a hunt on bift own for bis ol4 friend, but nothing hft* heard of Webster, and Nettie liee* !» mourn Dick Golden thought John »bout the worftt comedian among Ute many good fellow* who never could '•am to ftcL and somebody said I» Dick "W'hkt do you think of Web ster as a comedlaa *'H#'a a naugh'.f boy." an* wired Dick, paternally. Homebody w<H avoid him some day.* ever tv** Recent caw plays in Hair are ter ribly gloomy In them* and treatment. It seems that all th* other dramatist» are endeavoring to outdo D'AnnunsMt » ho#* "Giacooda" was to full of füllt« horror Moachlao t Watest piece Th* Second Life," deals with lb* unfor tunate paaslon of a man over $0 for • woman b* cannot make his wife, and ha* a tragic climax "Th* Month of Mary" la a pitiful, hopeless tragedy ig on* act A correspondent Informs a Loudon paper that a young woman employed In a florist'» shop witnessed * P*f* formance of "Hamlet" at th# Lyc«u»L As th* hour# passed she grew rather bored, but wok# up when ah# saw p« 0 f Ophelia give away pansies, and heard her speak the Turning to her companion, ihn whl*» pered audibly. "Billy, I call it; lh«f ain't in season!" accompanying llo#A "Pericles" in to he the feature of th» Shakespearean festival at Stratford* ou-the-Avon this month, Herman» Vesin and Eleanor Calhoun hare be*» »lfMally engaged. Mr. Vailn. »M made his first appearance on th* Bud" Hsb stage on Easter Monday. 115b. •* *ooo to havo a complimentary Jubll»* benefit, Charles Wyndham has pro« l»«d to lend hla theater. Olg Story, Bel (late. was permitted on» bright Sunday to go to hear bar p*P* preach. Now, It chanced that on tbl» special occaalon papa'* sermon w*» of the "warning" order. After a mom»®* of breathless surprise #nd horror th» little listener'» »oui was wrought off en with a great pity for th» poor m or - inis upon whom to much wrath *•* descending. Bh* roa# egoltedly to h#f feet, and, her wide, reproachful ey»fl Just peeping over th* back of the »«»•• called out. In sweet, chiding ton«*! "What for you scolding all the p#opl* so, papa?" A little girl Recollection I» th# only paradt*ff ,r "tn which a man cannot b» kJwt»^