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.THE LAFAYETTE GAZETTE. VOLUME I. LAFAYETTE, LA., SATUTRDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1893. UMBER 30. PIOSYOCHEEK AND OURLY-HEAD. When I otipne, th.i welcome waits Each eveniag"when the day is fled: The pattering of little foot; 'hen clinging arms, and kisses sweet 'roin rosy-cheek and curly-head. hey ith shouts of rioting: They' hing so they scarce can speaks LA pair 'ghwaymen are they; And i, ens -yielding prey To sly-l eand rosy-cheek. b.ut curly heads will sometimes ache, And ll our souls with sudden dread: *And roses fade, while hearts stand still. Oh, may there come no touch of ill To rosy-cheek and curly-heal God bless all little cheeks of rose! Where'er they bloom, Thy sunlight shed. Bless little heads of rippling hairl Oh, take into Thy tender care Each rosy-cheek and curly-head! -Edgar W. Abbot In Outlook. HICK'S PATENT COOKER, The Pathetio Story That Induced the Rector to Buy. "I would like to call your attention to my paytent cooker," said the mild mannered man with the soft low voice to the rector of St. Bartholomew's. "It consists, as mobbe you can see-" . "But I don't desire a cooker, -and would not look at one if I did," inter rupted the rector of St. Bartholomew's in as irascible manner as is permitted to his cloth. "They come in three sizes," contin ned the mild-mannered man with the soft low voice-''small, mejum and large. They're made of tin, genuwine block tin, not rolled tin. I have fre quently been congratulated on the quality of my tin. Said Bishop Dobson to me: 'Iiicks, I congratulate you on ,the quality of your tin.' " "Bishop Dobson?" queried the rector of St. Bartholomew's with languid in terest. "1 don't remember to have seen his name in the church calendar." "Methody," explained the mild-man eered man. "I'm a Methody. here's a certificate from my pastor saying I'm an individoonal of moral character and use good tin in my cookers. Here's a letter from Rlev. Edward Atkins-but I don't set much store by that, bein' as he is a liaptis', and no judge of tin. The principle on which my cooker is based-" "You will have to excuse me," said the rector of St. Bartholomew's, look ing hard at.the heavy gold watch pre sented him by the parish on his last birthday, "but I have a sermon to write." "'Mebbe your lady would like to see the cooker," said the mild-mannered man. "It's made of genuwine block tin, and Bishop Dobson himself said: "'licks, I congratulate you on the qual ity of your tin.' " "I have no wife," said the rector. with the merest suspicion of a blush. "Then buy a cooker and git one," said the mild-mannered man, confidentially. "With Hicks' paytent cooker as an ergumint, you will git one easy. They come in three sizes-small, mejum and large. This here is the small one. Folds all up, you see, like a telescope. Zlebbe you wouldn't believe it, but one of them small-sized cookers saved my life once. It was in the spring of 1853, or the fall of 1852, or the winter of 1854, I don't remember which and it don't makte no difference, that Rev. Dr. James W ilyams, I). D., and I took pas sage for Africky in the brig Thomas J. Walkup, goin' as missionaries to some of the numerous cannibal tribes that keeps down the population, and conse quently accounts for the depressed values of real estate in the Dark Con tinent. Rev. Dr. WVilynms was to tench the savages religion, but my mission was a more important one. I was to introduce II ick s' paytent cooker among 'em. You can see that even this large sized cooker won't hold a man, to say nothin' of the mejum and small ones. Now I calculated to teach the sav ages to use my cookers, and when they got so attached to 'em as to tver eat nothin' except what was cooked ;n a cooker-seein' that you couldn't cook a man in 'em-cannibalism would natur ally die out. When I broached my plan to Bishop Dobson his eyesshone and he said: 'Go, Hicks, go. Your -work will supplement the work of Rev. Dr. WVil yums. I heartily commend your plan, and I congratulate you on the quality of your tin.' Them was his words, and I went. "Well, sir, the mornin' after I ar rived in Africky I began to talk to the chief about my cooker, when what does he do but take me down to the leadin' grocery store of the town and show me Rev. Dr. Wilyums chained up. " 'Can you cook him?' axed the chief. "'No,' said I, my breath all gone with surprise at the turn affairs had took. " 'ell,' said the old chief, 'them's the kind of victuals we eats. We don't consume much in the-way of breakfast foods, infants' foods and the like. If your cooker can't cook our style of pro visions we ain't got any use for it.' "And with that they put me in their jail, and that was the last I ever seen or heerd of Rev. Dr. James Wilyums, D. D. They would have et me at once, but the chief's daughter, UtTgogina, fell in love with me, and made 'em put off the obsequies or festivities, according as you looked at it from my stand point or the savages'. I talked nice to Ugogina, and got her to bring me my small-sized cooker, the only one the old witch doctor what kept the cookers would let her have; and with that I cooked them savages the finest kinds of victuals they ever et,and they set me free and made me royal cook, and the chief kinder smiled indulgently at the way U(gogina was makI' up to me. So yon see the smaUll-sized cooker saved my life." "I'll buy the small size," said the rector, hastily. "'I have a sermon to write." "Now you just take my advice and git a meajum size. You can afford it. WVhen you take that small-sized cooker round to that young lady you're after, when you ask her to marry you what'll she think? Why, she'll say to herself that in bnyin' this small cooker you are layin' out not to ever have any comr banv to - meals, and if she i a rIrl that ...= - _ . . is fond of company, you're runnin' s risk. Wait till I tell you how the mejum sized cooker saved my life. Well, the old witch doctor took a big dislike to me, and kept tellin' the folks that I would make a better meal cooked than I would coolin'. Ugogina wanted to marry me, and the chief wqs willin', but the witch doctor prophesied a lot of calamities if the marriage took place, and scared the chief Now I didn't want to marry Ugogina, but I could see 'that if I did I -would be saved from bein' et; but I thought I would try to save myself and get out of the marriage also. I could have run off to sea any day, but there warn't no boats. I could see ships sailin' by quite often, but there warn't no way ' to git off to 'em. I decided to fix the witch doctor first. I got Ugogina to wheedle the old feller to give me my mejum sized cooker, the small-sized not betu' large enough for my purposes. Then I got a lot of African beans and some hollow reeds and some sticky clay. I set the beans a cookin' and put the reeds into a little hole I made in top of the cooker. 1 invited the witch doctor in, and told him this was some of my new vaporized atmospheric air, and told him to put his mouth to the reeds and suck some in. You know, if you have studied chemistry, that beans are highly charged with gas. Especially is this true of the genuine African bean. Well, sir, that old chap swallered a lot of that gas, and-quicker than a wink Ugogina and I knocked him over and plastered his nose and mouth up with clay, and I'm a dummed liar if that gas didn't float that old feller right up in the air, clear out of sight. tou see, he was remarkably capacious. and the gas was remarkably strong-remarkably strong. 1 stood there in front of the people when he was floatin' in the air, and told 'em I was a magician, and could set 'em all floatin'. They was scared; wanted to elect me chief; but I wasn't used to high political honors, and compromised with alderman and president of the school board. Well, sir. Ugogina was dyin' to marry me at once; but 1 staved her off for a time by sayin' I wanted to git my trousseau ready. That's how the mejum-sized cooker saved my life." "I will buy a medium-sized one," said the rector, faintly. "It can be used by St. Margaret's ward of the guild church fairs." "Or country fairs, either. lHowever, I think you would like the large-sized cooker for the church fairs. But you wait till I finish my story. Now, I was engaged to a girl in the United States. If I married Ugogina what would be the consequences? Breach of promise suit for ten thousand dollars, and me with no assets but three sample cookers of block tin. What then? Default of payment, state's prison for life. 'Sides, I didn't want to marry Ugogina. What did I do? Well, sir, one day I see a ship goin by. and, stretchin' out the large-sized cooker-they are all air tight-I jumped on it and paddled ofi to the ship, poundin' on the small and mejum-sized all the way to scare sharks. That's how the large-sized cooker saved my life." "Put me down for the large size," said the rector of St. Ilartholomew's, wearily. "I knowed you would," said the mild mannered man with the soft, low voice. "There's something affectin' in the story of how them cookers saved my life."-Wardon Allan Curtis, in Har per's Weekly. The King of Spiders. Ceylon is the home of the largest species of spider that has yet been made the subject of entomnjlogical investiga tion. This wob-spinning monster lives in the most mountainous districts of that rugged island, and places his trap -not a gossamer snare of airy light ness-but a huge .net of yellow silk from five to ten feet in diameter, across chasms and fissures in the rocks. The supporting guys on this gigantic net, which in all cases is almost strong enough for a hammock, are from five to twenty feet in length (as conditions and circumstances may require) made of a series of twisted webs, the whole being of the diameter of a lead pencil. As might be imagined, this gigantic silken trap is not set for mosquitoes, flies and pestiferous gnats, but for birds, gaudy moths and elegantly painted butterflies, some of the latter having a spread of wing equal to that of a robin or a blue jay. Some extra fine skeletons of small birds, lizards, snakes, etc., have been found in these webs, with every vestige of flesh picked from them. The owner and maker of these queer silk traps is a spider with a body averaging four and a half inches in width and six length, and with legs nine to twelve inches from body to terminal claw. Some are spotted, others red with greenish gold abdomen and legs.-St. Louis Republic. The Other Dear Charmer. "It is really a great pity," said Esmerelda Cervantes, the harpist, who is on terms of intimate friendship with the different members of the Spanish royal family, "that Princess Iabella, Eulalia's eldest sister, did not come to America instead of Eulalia. She is one of the most admirable and accom plished women I ever knew. Hers is indeed a noble character. She is a widow and devotes herself to good works and the arts. She is a thorough musician and is the authorof some very fine musical compositions. It would really be dificult to fancy two people more totally unlike than are these two royal sisters. Neither do they look Ialike, as you can see by their photo' graphs," and Mille. Cervantes produced 1two inscribed pictures, one a very good likeness of Infanta Eulalia and the other representing a sweet, dignified, refined woman, somewhat older but much handsomer. "Princess Isabella is greatly beloved in Madrid," continued il1e. Cervantcs. "Had she come here she would have won golden opinions 'for herself and. the Spanish people. Unlike Enulalia. she is of equable tom per and is always to be relied upon. I am very fond of her and consider it not only an honor but a privilege to be numbered among her friends."---Chi Cago Post. PERSONAL AND LITERARY. -Justice Blatchford's wealth was partly inherited. His father once lost 150,000, it is related, having set a valise containing that amount down in Ful ton street, New York, to buy some pea nuts and gone off forgetting it. But he was so wealthy that the loss did not hurt him much. -Sir Leonard Tilley completed two years ago his second terra as lieuten ant-governor of New Brunswick and he is still serving because partisan politics there is very bitter and the government has avoided the danger of exciting the animosity of one faction by failing to select his successor. -Mrs. Frederika Macdonald, a well known English writer and lecturer, and Mrs. Annie lesant, who holds Mme. lilavatsky's scepter, engaged in a public disputation in London recently about the merits of theosophy and Bud dhism. The debate resulted in a drawn battle, but was most interesting to the audience, as each disputant made an animated argument to support her thesis. -Pierre Lott, who is about to start out on a tour to Egypt and Palestine, appears to be a great favorite with some of the feminine readers of his sto ries. In a lecture which she lately de livered about the novelist, Mme. The nard said that "at receptions the$ over whelmed him with adulation, and had he partaken of all the ices and wvines they pressed on him he would have died ere this." -It is the distinction of Rev. Mr. Illodgett, of Greenwich, Mass., that during his long pastorate of the village church there he has buried more peo ple than the town contains. lie has officiated at 024.funerals, while the en tire population of Greenwich at the present time is only about 570. Mr. Blodgett is seventy-eight years old, and for half a century he has been the town's only clergyman. - -There were great rejoicings among the pupils of M[. Bienjamin Constant upon his election to a membership in the French academy. A reception was given him at one studio by the men there,and a triumphal arch of roses and laurels was erected by his girl pupils in his studio in the Passage des Pano ramas. Besides this, the staircase to the street was lined with young girls. each of whom held aloft a long spray of flowers or a palm branch as the painter descended, forming a floral canopy over his head. --he prince of Wales not long ago was one of a large house-party, his host being a very well-known peer. After dinner, the royal guest, the host, and the other male visitors repaired to the billard-room. On a table at the side were two or three boxes of cigars, and the prince was helping himself to one, when an ambitious millionaire ap proached him, and taking from his pocket a cigar-case, held it out to the prince, saying: "I think, sir, you will find these better." "Mr. - ," replied the prince. "if a man's dinner is good enough for me, his cigars are good enough for me." The millionaire was unexpectedly called away to town next morning on business. -HUMOROUS. -"What have you really learned in college, Harry, that is useful to you?" '"I learned that I don't know how to play poker."--lro:)klvn Life. -IIe-"Don'tg'ou think it wrong for people to marry their intellectual infe riors?" She-"Yes, always wrong, and in some cases quite impossible."-Rose leaf. -In winter we kick and we growl and we swear. When the ice on the sidewalk does gather: But in summer we pay just to get it put there; And rave if it fails? Well, now. rather. -Buffalo Courier. -"What made Jaggs leave the lawn party just after the fireworks began?" "'Well, you see, the fiery serpents that were sent up looked so natural they started him to hiccoughing."-Intcr Ocean. --Belle-"I was supremely happy the day I was sixteen." Blanche "No doubt. I've always insisted that the last generation enjoyed them selves much more than the present." N. Y. Herald. -Mr. Union Club-"I never get re ligious except at twilight, when I have time to sit before the fire and smoke." Mrs. Union Club-"I suppose the fire and smoke make vou dwell upon your future, dear."-Club. -Still in Doubt.-First Little Girl "'Has your sister 'begun takin' music lessons yet?" Second Little Girl "She's takin' somfin' on th' piano: but I can't tell yet whether its music or type-writin'."-Daily Traveller. -Junior Partner-"While I was tak ing down that buyer's order this morn ing, I told him one of your funny stories." Senior Partner-"Ha. ha'. Did he laugh?" Junior Partner--"No. lie countermanded the order."-Clo thier and Furnisher. -Not a Good Plan.-One Rich Fa ther-'"I think it is the best plan for your son to marry my daughter, and in that way we can keep the money in the family." The Other Rich Father-"My dear friend, you don't know my son. -Detroit Free Press. -An Experiment'-"I got tired of riding homne in crowded cars, so I bought a bicycle." "So you are going to ride home on that hereafter?" "Well, I don't know. I got it only yesterday, and last night I rode home in an ambulance."-Chic~ago Record. -Young Witfe--"'This talk about man being so impatient when a woman is getting ready to go anywhere is all nonsense." Friend-"Doesn't your hus band complain at all?" Young WYife "No indeed. Why last eveninta I couldn't find my gloves, and I had a long hunt for half-a-dozen other things: and yet when I was finally dressed and went down stairs to my husband, there lie was by the fire reading and smolc ing as calmly as if I wasn't half an hour late. Friend-"W'ell, I declare! Where were you going?" Y.ung Wife -"To prsyer-meeting."--Bufatlo Comu smerciaL SCHOOL AND CHURCH. -Rev. G. G Tenny has been sent out from Michigan as an Adventist missionary to India. -Rev. Dr. WV. Pope Yeaman,of Colum bia, Mo., has accepted the presidency of Grand River Baptist college at Gal latin, Mo. -In Pennsylvania, women belong ing to the Protestant Episcopal church not only vote for vestrymen, but are elected to that office. -The Lord's Day union has been or ganized in India. It was suggested by our Rev. .. V. WVarne,'of Calcutta, and is designed to agitate in favor of Sun day observance. -Rev. Henry A. Adams, formerly rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church of Buffalo, and later of the Church of the Redeemer of New York, has joined the Roman Catholic church. -Mrs. George WVilliam Curtis has es tablished a free scholarship fund in memory of her husband in the Staten Island academy. It is the proceeds of the edition of "Prune and I," published last Christmas. -A bill providing for freedom of pub lic worship has been introduced in the Hungarian parliament. It concedes the right of everyone to choose the form of religion each may prefer. Its practice, within the requirements of public order and morality, is guaranteed. -In one hundred and seventy years after the death of Christ the whole Bible had been translated ,into Latin by some unknown author into what is now known as the old italic version. By the year 200 it was extant in Greek, Syriac and Latin, and by the ninth century in thirteen languages. -A conference has been suggested of Congregationalists, Christian or Disciples, and Free Baptists, to pro pose a basis for a practical alliance be tween the three denominations, .the proposed basis to be submitted to the representative bodies of each denomi nation for discussion and possible rati fication. -Rev. Dr. E. R. Knowles, of WVorces ter, Mass., has declined a request to take charge of the Gallican church in Paris, from which Pere llyacinthe has retired. As the church is now in the jurisdiction of the archbishop of Utrecht Father llyacinthe can not longer act as rector, because he mar ried after his ordination to the priest hood. -The Massachusetts Home Mission ary society last year received $152,586. Of this amount 854,820 came from the Swett fund, and 97,766 from all other funds. There were sent to the Amer ican Home 'Missionary society in New York 8173,400; 870,689 of this through the Massachusetts society, and $98,041 direct. There was spent in home mis sion in Massachu.setts OS8,543.-Chris tian at Work. -Application has been made to the World's Gospel union for an envangel ist under the following conditions; A small country church in Illinois has be gun to plan for special revival work the coming fall. They are now praving earnestly that God may send them a chosen worker as an evangelist at that time. and one of the workers has given ten members of the Ladies' Missionary society a pig each. These women are to take in washing, sweep the school houses, etc., to get corn to fatten the pigs, and in the fall the pigs will be sold and the money used to pay the evangelist. HE WAS WELL FIXED. a Candidate for HIonors Among the Wall Street lagnates. Before me on a western road sat two admirable specimens of the genus "hayseed." They were garrulous old chaps and talked and chewed tobacco as a school girl chews gum. "I reckon we'll lose Ben Gross afore long," said one, branching off on a fresh topic. "Ehl?" "Yaas-'t won't s'prise me a bit of Ben goes to New York an' speckelates." "No: you don't say Ben's a gittin' 's rich 's that!" "Wall, I guess he's 'bout the best fixed man in our place now, since W. F. Simpkins died." "'Ye don't say! ItHow much d'ye s'pose Ben's worth now, hiled down?" "Wall, ye kaint je'st tell." I know o' my own sartin knowledge he has over forty-five dollars in the bank' an' his crop o' taters ain't dug 3it. They'll bring him in right smart o' caslh" "Ge whiz!" "Ya.as-an' John Summers owes him three dollars and seventy-five cents on that old game of pokeryit. lie's slow, but he's good focr it, I guess." The other was silent for some time, evidently ruminating upon such vast wealth. Then he suddenly inquired: "W'at's he goin' to monkey with in New York?" "Idunno. Wall street, like es not." -N. Y. Herald. The MItssing Link. The hand-organ has often been voted a nuisance, but never before, probably, for the reason that it set up too high a standard. Edith .had been to church fo'r the first time. "And what did you think of it?" asked her mother. "I didn't like the organ very well." "Why not?" "'Tause there wasn't any monkey with zt."-Harvard Lampoon. Anlmal In tigence. Watts-I tell you, old man, I saw the most remarkable exhibition of animal intelligence to-day that could be imag ined. Potts--What was it? Watts-A bridal party started from the house across the street from where I live, and one of the horses attached to the carriage threw a shoe. Now, what do you think of that?-Indian apoli Journal. WVhy Ie Did So. "Why did you tell Wearisome that you didn't have time enough to listen to his fish story?" S'I thought I had just as much righi to tell a lie as bhe had."--Brooklyn life. A GOOD RING OR NONE. There Is Peril In Having a Poor Stone in an Engagement Solitaire. "What a beautiful ring!" a young lady exclaimed, admiringly, to her brother the other day. "You might let me wear it! I don't see what you are car rying it for. You never put it on." "WVell," the young man replied, "you see I'm thinking of putting it on some one. I've noticed if you can once get an exquisite ring on a girl's hand you can usually get the girl. There's a per sonality about a ring someway that does not cling to any other article of jewelry, and it has quite a mysterious power over the one that wears it." The sister laughed maliciously. "1 think you will find there are ser eral things about a ring apart from the personalityoof its owner that may in fluence the wearer," she said; "its prie,, for instance." "You do not understand at all," he explained. "Suppose, for instance. I offer a diamond ring to a young lady. I have gone into a jewelry store and bought the biggest diamond I could find, and then want to give it to a young woman who knows as clearly the dif ference between a yellow diamond and a steely white one as you do between a Worth dress and one made in a slop shop. It may not have shown so plain ly at night when she slipped it on, and it looked big and bright, and she did not care to examine it very closely; but wait until daylight. .Then, as she turns it around on her sl er finger, she sees its yellow codMV its old fashioned setting and the "feather" in its heart, and, sensible girl that she is, all these things set her thinking. That old setting startles her. She can't help wondering how long ago 'George' bought the ring. and if some other maid has worn it before it calme to her. Then its size! Every one will notice it, and of course every one must see it is not a perfect stone. There is that ugly flaw nestling away down in its heart. George had said the ring was an emblem of his love. She knew he meant unending and Sprecious, but now she wonders if there is a flaw, too, in his love-if time will prove him as daylight has the ring, not half so precious as he first seemed. In the end it is a very discontented and worried girl the ring's owner has to face when he calls that night, and hlie has only himself to thank if*he gets the ring back entirely. It's my own opinion," the youth concluded sagely, "that many an engagement is broken because of so small a thing as the en gagement ring. "-Pittsburgh Chroni cle-Telegraph. THE DAUGHTER OF WEALTH. She SHa a Power that Is Pecullarly Her dwn. How delightful it must be to be the only daughter of rich and doting par ents. They toil not, but they spin in the airy intricacies of the modern dance with the springy lightness of a mole cule of atmospheric ether. We con sider ourselves quite witty in the presence of modest little Fanny, who has but two new dresses a year, and to whom a walk in the park with us is real ecstacy, but in the presence of the rich man's daughter we are humility itself. 1Her wit is the rarest we have ever heard. Her beauty is the finest we have ever seen. We confess to her our follies, a ctu ated by the hope that she may first pity, then emubrace. We hardly Care to think of her as nestling in our arms. We glance timidly at her feet, which are much smaller than Fanny's, al though she wears a larger shoe. If her seal-skin cloak brush our arm in the lobby of the theater we thrill with delight. We are sure we could make her hap py for life, if she would only marry us. But, hang it-she won't.--Brooklyn Life. lHome. There is a vast difference between a house and a home. The house is but the building and the furniture-the outward shelter and the gathering place of the household. The home in cludes the kindly family affection, the thoughtful care and ready sympathy and mutual confidence and trust of the members. A true home breathes the atmosphere of love. A child should be made to feel that his home's indeed a home-the happiest place in the world to him-not merely an outward shelter and resting place, but a center of en joyment, sanctified and purified by love, the thought and remembrance of which shall be the safeguard of his life as he goes forth to the world, giv ing strength and proportion to his character, and turning his thought to all that may prepare for the heavenly home when the scenes of earth shall have passed away.-Detroit Free Press. Withering Irony. A young woman of this city whose quick wit is responsible for the loss of a number of friends has just seen an .other retire from the list. The young man was in a philosoph ical mood and remarked: "Self-study is a bad thing." "I shouldn't be surprised," she re sponded flippantly. "Now, I am sure that if I were to de vote time to thinking about myself I should become very narrow-minded." "Oh, yes; you'd probably have to in order to grasp the subject." And for the time he really felt as she had pictured him.--Washington Star. A Trarde Beeret. Townter - Did Taype marry that rich widow to whom he pretended to be an English lord? Sayles--o; he gave himself dead away. One afternoon when she wished hiu to call her little daughter, what did the blamed fool do but begin to bawl out; "Cash! Cash!"-Puek. At the Seaside. Mr. Shabby Genteel--I desire to put up at this hotel. Clerk-HIIave you any baggage? Mr. Shabby Genateel--No, sir.. Clerk-In that case the first thing you w-ill put up will be ten dollars in adl aance.-Tezn. Siftings AGRICULTURAL HINTS. I HE HANDY MECHANIC. flow He Can Supply the Farm Kitchen with liot Water. A friend of mine has not only carried water into the kitchen in pipes, but with his own hands has made a connec tion for the kitchen stove, which heals an abundance of water for all house hold purposes without lifting and with out any danger of explosions from steam. A box holding 4 to20 gallonsof water must be mounted near the sink arnd lined with copper or tin; or a strong iron-bound keg will do. In either case it must not have a tight-fitting lid, or an explosion of confined steam would result. To fill the tank, a short piece of pipe or trough is placed so that water will run from the cold-water faucet into it. (See A in cut.) Another faucet for the water from the tank makes the work easier than dipping it out. The heating is done as follows: The water tank is higher than the kitchen stove. A pipe connected with tihe box at the bottom is carried along the wall to the back of the stove, enters it through the pipe above the collar, turns in several coils just over the oven, and passes out as it came, ending midway in the side of the box close to the wall. With tight joints all the way, no leakage-a ,tin TO? very annoying thing in any kitchen will occur. The coldest water falls to the bottom of the box always, whence it finds its way to the stove, and, being heated, returns, entering the top of the lank by the other pipe. The arrows in the cut show the emotion of the water. Instead of expensively drilling the side or back of the stove, a slot is merely cut in the stovepipe, which is easier, and just as effective for the entrance of the water pipes. G;alvanized pipe is not needed in the stove, and proba bly it will be neccsary to get a length coiled for the purpose by a plumber, as this is a difficult job todo ilthout spoil ing it. If one be fortunat enough to own a stove or range with a water front, of course the pipes may be simply connected with it. Two pairs of pipe nippers will be required to screw on the joints, but these can easily be bor rowed where the pipe is bought. After taking measurements, the different lengths of pipe can be cut and threaded in a short time at the sa-nic place. The only soldering required will be for the tank and lining and pipe attachment. If a keg be used, a strong oak one should be selected, and the pipe screwed into holes bored a trifle too small and painted. When wet the wood will swell and make a tight seam about the pipe. Galvanized pipe, connections, elbows and faucets may be bought so cheap that it is a shanme not to have many country houses arranged for coin fort in at least the simple manner shown, that the time and strength of the ever-too-busy farmer's wife may be saved. One will be surprised to see how quickly and easily the work may be done after the arrangements are completed, and will wonder howx he ever lived previously with so small a supply of hot water. Bly using a larger tank, water for a bathroom may 1,e al ways warm and ready, and be coonveyed thither by a separate pipe.-ll. Sage, in Rural New Yorker. LIVE STOCK NOTES. Tni use of a pure bred sire increases the value of the herd. Cr.ovxn is excellent food for pigs. It is nitrogenous, succulent and cheap and the pigs like it. IF enuugh farm animals are kept to consume the crops grown on the farm, little fertility will be removed from it. Selling grain constantly wears out land. Sows wmrru produce large litters of good pigs and are careful with them had better be kept for breeders until they are old. It is not profitable to ex periment too much with young untried sows. KEEP some good oats in reach of young colts until they learn to eat.. It is a great advantage to lhave them cat grain well when weaning time arrives. They can be held up in flesh by in creasing the supply of grain and it will help them during the entire wvin ter. TH palatability of a food has much to do with its value, the animal's appe tite being a pretty good guide in feed ing. As with men, injividual animals have varied tastes. The food must be suited to these or best results cannot be attained. Different animals also re quire different quantities of a ration. Orange Judd Farmer. When Clover Ia Best as Ieed. The time during which clover as feed is at its best is ver3- short. Only a week or two while the plant is in full blos som. Before that the clover is poor and tasteless, and after it has dried standing much of its best u.triment is washed out of it by summer "-ains. Add to this, that clover, more than any of the grasses. is injured by being tramp eled over, and we might almost make a rule that clover ought never to be pas tured. But as a soiling crop, from the time the blossoms begin to appear, clover is one of the best. On rich land successive elttings may be made, es peelally if the first cut is made some what erly, A NEW BONANZA. Doubling the Priee of Wheat bf Conver. La It lnteo Hoge. The low price of wheat, and the ten dency to still lower prices, seems to present an opportune time to call the attention of the farmers of the wheat districts in northern Minnesota and the Dakotas to the high price of hogs. At the present prices of hogs recent experiments seem to demonstrate that by fattening hogs on wheat, the farmer may realize more than $1 per bushel for his wheat, now worth at the farm 40 to 5p cents, and which, after freight has been paid to Minneapolisor Duluth, is worth only about 62 or 63 cents. At present prices, the largest car load of wheat (1,000 bushels) in St. Paul is worth only about $620, while a car load of hogs of the same weight (60,000 pounds) would be worth $3,360. The hog matures at the age of six to nine months. Hence if it is true that 50-cent wheat when turned into pork becomes worth more than 81 a bushel, the business of raising hogs by the wheat farmer promises large profits and quick returns. Now let us see what evidence there is upon the value of wheat for fatten ing hogs. Upon this point the following state ment - .s been made: "A farmer in one of the best corn and wheat counties in central Illinois was so reluctant the past season to sell his wheat at the pre vailing prices that he thought he would convert it into pork. He was greatly pleased at the result. lie had 82,000 worth of hogs, and fattened them al most on wheat, using a little corn. His method was to soak the wheat in warm water twenty-four Jhours before feed ing. In cold weather he let the water come to a boil in the kettle and then poured in the wheat and put out the fire. When it cooled it was soaked enough and ready to feed, which he did immediately. He weighed the hogs be fore commencing to feed and kept a strict account of the weights of all grain fed; also figured the corn at 35 cents and the fat hogs at 43j cents. Said he: 'The wheat just brought me $1.01 per bushel.'" From this statement it would seem that wheat is worth $1.01 per bushel to feed when hogs are worth 4'- cents per pound. The present price of hogs in St. Paul market is 5.6 cents, which, on the above basis, would make wheat worth $1.2.5 per bushel. The v, itcr is informed that during the last few months twenty-four full carloads of fat hogs have been sold at the South St. Paul market which were raised in northern Dakota ant fattened entirely on wheat, sometimes fed in the manner pointed out by the Illinois farmer and sometimes converted into a rude "graham flour" before feeding. The unanimous testimony of the raisers has been to the effect that by feeding it they had realized over one dollar per bushel for their wheat. The quality of the product of such hogs is said to be superior to the product of the corn-fed animals. If this is true, it seems to open up the possibility to the wheat farm ers of introducing to the markets of the world a brand of American pork which in timne would become as famous as MIinnesota hard wheat, and, like it, command the highest prices and the best markets. It is certainly a matter worthy of consideration.-A. B. Stickney. SPLENDID EGG CASE. It lines Avnty With racking or Preserr. inJg 3\IterIals. For those who have eggs to save we give a design of an egg case by Mr. Thomas C. HIope, of New Jersey. It may he nmade of any size preferred. The egos are turned by taking out a tray of eggs, placing an empty tray over them, grasping both trays tightly at the ends and then turning them over, which brings the lower tray on top anl leaving it free to be used as AS EGe CASE. the empty tray for the next one to be turned. In the illustration, A A is the body of the case, 11 li B II B are strips, one inch square, nailed four inches apart, on which the tray slides, and K is one of the trays. This arrangement is a great labor-saving one, as the eggs in each tray may be easily turned in half a minute. It is best not have the case too large. Trays holding fifty eggs each are handled with less difficulty than larger ones It is important to turn eggs at least three times a week when saving them, and the egg case should be in a cool place. If eggs, from hens not in yards with roosters are used, they will keep several months in this case. Simply lay the eggs on the trays, as no packing or egg-preserv ing materials are necessary.-Farm and Fireside. How to Wash sheep Tags. First sort the tags to get the cleanest ones by themselves. If you get two or more grades you will save time in weshing. Take a tub of soft water, as warmn as you can work in. Plut one grade of the tags in, stir them up, don't leave them soak to exceed ten minutes m WVring themt out. A common cloth wringer is the best. Get another tb of warm water to rinse the tags in. This water will do to moak the second tub of tags i. Place the tags in the sun to dry iM stir them up once or twice a day. Be careful not to let it rItun on them. I , this way you will have nice white Wooll from your tags. If they soak too long , . it will stain the tags.- - Wool and M'a6 ton. -_, GtDoo feeding and breeding must go;. hand in hand. The one to be a saccesa ' uaust be supplemented bpthe other.oo f i a