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At the annual show of cage birds at
the Westminster Aquarium, London,
the interesting fact developed that
hundreds of canaries, wrens, finches,
etc., on exhibition were bred by arti
gans of the East End.
Sir W. B. .Iichardison wants the Brit.
jibh Cover:nment to establihh a ministry
of health, with six departments. Reg.,
istration, local government, factory
and industrial, analytical and chemi
cal, veterinary and public works and.
IIt YCLI.: MODELS.
Bicy';ce iuilt.! have bItetoIe an ad
Janct t ;lhe high class furnishing es
taIblisiment t , of New York. If w'heel
i1g itself i; fashiou alde., it i. conshl
red ult::lyi im.,orta:ilt 1h it the wheel
wcI.at I1. 1e I':!M hoiit Twed in smarlt at
tire. ''The p[.llu!! yv.:ng models sit on
bledCh's i the! dres , dell:Utment: of
the I .!.:: is a(l try on i ),Uttl t'Ors,
wai.~ ~tn:-is, inhl o elr f 'rnihi: llng,
that the rai:,r outi:s lmay lie sueltl l)y
tihelli' tlrtla.erl s :a:: they will appear
pon11 he Ifal1. T'lle 1110d0l litSt be a[l
expro t, ani sit altd riide her wheel inll
ibe stn'e 'racetchly and easily. She
mlst liav' that "trig" ligure, neat of
waist, lou of limtb, and of that peetin
liar build that can wear shlilost any
si:,, t. po which can be drai.d the
,.. nue for the thin or rounded girl,
1. plut allt.roul, or the fat WomaIln
,, .,-o liundred lpoutis with a forty
two inch bust. Mlany bicycles are
sold to visitors who are first attrac'ted
by thIe ltrtty models and their neat
suit.. Bitt the girls say theirs is an
exacting, thlnukless task.--Sn Fran
(Costulis :na nacessories are much
trimoned with straight rows and brain
ed des:igi:n. llerculcs and soutache
braids in i,,iiair and silk will be used
in i,::'-l :wiil (-:ors; single and two
toned eifc-"s.. lso gilt and steel, p;alin
anti mixed with a color.
, The bolero jacket has :again become
a fasld(:!ntable [:trti.le of attire, and
whiel wt1rl over full vests of batirte,
ItutUtli, silk or linen. it makes; an effec
ti'," as: well as dressy addition to, :
toilet, b s:tle;s being useful in remodel
ing half worln waists.
Separantc waists of1 silk will be ex
trenmely fashiunablo and very popuiar
for general a:,ld line wear. For this
garment thI tfigured changeable effltr
is the l,:alsomellSt, though the ribbed
velvety silks, in g':a.'e colorings, are
very effective and novel.
" 'WORN OT."
A COMMON EXPRESSION USED BY
Many do not F.ealize the Full Slgniflcanco
of Those Two Words.
When a woman is nervous and irri
table, head and back ache, feels tired
all the time, loses sleep and appetite,
has pains in groins,, bearing-down
- and irregulari
ties, she is not
'" worn out,"
a'; if she
that a womb
;trouble is imminent, and she cannot
act too promptly if she values her
future comfort and happiness.
The experience and testimony of
bome of the most noted women of
America, go to prove beyond a ques
tion that LydiaE. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound will correct all such trouble
at once by removing the cause and
restoring the organs to a healthy and
normal condition. If in doubt, write
Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass., as
thousands of women do.
Here is a lady who svays:
"Let me add my name to your list
of testimonials. For years I suffered
with such a weakness of the back I
could not stand straight. I had terri
ble pains in my womb. The doctor said
an operation must be performed, as
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I was afraid to have the operation per,
formed, and kept
trying the mcdi- -
last I tried yours.
bottles I -
felt like a~Z
lman. I rec
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enough, for it saved me from the sur*
teen's knife."-Mus. MAin BucH,
Dolgeville, N. Y.
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PATTENING rIGS. t.
From the feeding experinients, 9
which extended over three years, on
the fattening of over 100 swine upon
grain, the Jollowing general coucln- e
sions are reached by the Canadian Ex- t
periment Station t
1. On the average 4. 38 pounds of
grain (barley, rye, peas, wheat,frosted
wheat, and wheat bran) was the quan- C
tity culnumed per pound of increase
in the live weight. t
2. In the feeding of grain, consid- '1
erin g quantity of feed consumed and
the general health of the animals, it is j
profiable to feed the grain ground
and toal;ed in water for au average of C
about thirty hours. e
3. Is is proiitabie to add about thrce e
or live pounds of skim milk or butter. C
milk per head pir day to the ,rain fed 1i
to fattening swine.'
GOOD I'Ai3iIN .
I have gardened and farmed for sev
enteen years, and have grown 35,000 a
cabbages this season ; they will average °
ten pounds per head, writes David W.
Fox, of Westmoreland County, Penn
sylvania. Some weigh twenty-two t
pounds. I can produce club root at a
every plart, if I so desire, and can
avoid it entirely by exercising care.
Too much decomposed .vegetable mat
ter will produce it, especially that of
cabbage, but the worst of it can be
righted by a good application of un
slaked lime. I had ten acres of corn,
producing 2150 bushels of ear: corn.
This corn has been crossed for seven
teen years, always selecting the best
for seed. I have grown fifty bushels
of Martin's Amber wheat per acre,uud f
really believe it to be the best wheat
in the market to-day.
EXPERIME3IT'S TIN PIG C EEDING.
The Illinois Experiment Station has
published the results of sixteen experi
menta made in feeding corn alone to
pigs. These experiments were made
in nine different months of the year, ,
andi show excellent work. The average
of the sixteen lots showed 11' pounds a
live weight made from ilfty-six pounds
of corn; with corn worth thirty-five E
cents per bushel this would make pork ,
cost a trifle over three cents per pound. 1
The poorest results were obtained
from work done in January, which
showed 0.93 pounds from one bushel
of corn fed to pigs weighing 108
pounds each. The next poorest re
sults were obtained in June, July and
August, and showed 8.28 pounds per
bushel of corn fed to pigs weighing
208 pounds each. The third poorest
result was in July, and showed 8,66 1
pounds per bushel fed to pigs of 223
pounds weight. The best work was
done in December, and showed 16.81
pounds from one bushel of corn.
THE PROFITABLE COW.
Size-Anywhere between 630 and
2000 pounds. An average cow of any I
breed will answer, other things being
Conformation-Large barrel and
great capacity, as shown by the deep
middle and ribs well sprung. Neck,
shoulders and thigh thin. Wide over
hips and loins, and above all else thin I
in flesh and lacking beef form when I
well fed. She should show good health I
by having good heart girth, good ap
petite, and hair as smooth as silk,
Food-All she will habitually eat up I
clean and digest of a well balanced
Production-Her annual butter pro
duct should never fall below 200
pounds and with butter at fifteen cents
net there is little profit at 250 pounds. i
To get such cows use only registered
bulls of your favorite breed. Do not
use a bull whoso dam as a two-year
old will not produce 180 pounds or as
a mature cow 300 pounds of butter
fat. The best bull obtainable is none
too good. Do not begrudge the $50
or $100 it will take to buy such a bull,.
SUNLIGHT FOR APPLE TREES,
In order to produce such a
crop of apples as trees sometimes do
they must do a large amount of work
in collecting the crude materials re
quired and in manufacturing them.
into such relnced products as Graven
steins, Greenings and Baldwins. Sun
light, by its action upon its foliage,
furnishes largely the pdwer that runs
the machinery of an apple tree. The
amount of this power that a tree can
use in a measure determines how much
fruit the tree can bear.
The natural habit of the apple tree
is to form a rounded top, with the
branches bending low, to catch as
much sunlight as possible: It is a too
common practice to cut these limbs
ofti which may in the case of a well
grown tree represent from 400 to 800
Equare feet of the normal bearing sur
face of the top, and in this way to
permanently injure the tree. It is as
important for an apple tree that is
to do its best work to have its top ad
justed to use the light as it is for a
sailing vessel to be trimmed to catch
Save the lower limbs, that increase
the surface area of the top, for these,
when the rcots are well cared for, en
large the bearing capacity of the tree;
but thin out and when necessary short
en in the limbs, that the light may
shine brighter on those that are left.
POPULARITY OF POLAND-CHEIAS,
There is no single breed of swine
that within the last twenty years has
grown into such general favor in the
corn-producing region of Ohio, In
diana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, East
ern Nebraska and Kansas, as the
famous Poland-China. Ten years ago
these hogs compared with "thd Berk
shires and had eclipsed all other
breeds, and they have since held their
own in Wisconsin, Minnesota, the
Dakotas and Michigan. About this
time they were spotted or mottled.
They are now bred, like the Berkshire,
black with white points, though not
with the whitQ strip in the face. Their
bone has been refined, the offal light
cued, and the general contour length
enedl, squared up, smoothed and
finished so that they have become
established as the equal of any known
breed for carrying flesh in the
superior parts, as backs, loins, hams,
sides and shoulders.
The Poland-China is a good feeder
and a good digester of food; is quiet,
sufficiently strong of limb, well haired,
and healthy, fattens easily, at say,
eleven months, into a heavy profitable
hog, and is eagerly sought after by
the packers at the Union stook yards
at Chicago. The flesh is sweet and
well marbled with fat. When of full
age, a weight equnl to any of the
superior breeds is attained. Nor is
the popularity of this famous Ameri
can breed-for it is as distinctively
American as the trotting horse-con
fined to the United States. They have
been exported as breeders to many
The Poland-China has good length
of body, small head, ears thin and
falling forward and well pointed, legs
short and of fine bone, tail of medium
length, small and with a white brush.
They can be made to weigh two hun
dred and fifty to three hundred at
eight to twelve months. They have
broad, straight backs, deep sides with
flanks well let down, bamns and should
ers square, chest deep, and with full
necks high and crested. The head is
short and the chops.full. The muzzle
is fine and the loins and hams are not
surpassed by any breed.
There has been no admixture of for
eigu blood for fifty years, but, on the
contrary, a conitant refinement of
breeding, carefully and systematically
carried oat by the most reputable
breeders, and as an all around profita
ble breed it has not, I think, a su.
perior in the Indian corn region of the
\est.--New England Homestead.
PARD AND GARDEN NOTES.
Plenty of exercise is a better stimu
lant for egg production than drugs.
Poultry manure is a excellent fertil
izer. Gather it on rainy days and
store in a dry place.
You cannot grow eggs and lice with
the same fowl. The latter will soon
kill the chances of the former.
As a precaution against the striped
cucumber bugs next year rake off and
burn all the rubbish on the patch.
The secret of feeding is to avoid
getting the laying hens fat. Always
keep them at work; a lazy hen is
never a good layer.
Deep cultivation hastens the matur
ity of cabbage plants. Mulching. tends
to increase the size of the.heads. The
largest heads usually come from large
The essential requisites of a poultry
house at this season are dryness,
warmth and light. Never mind about
ventilation-that will take care of it
self during cold weather.
Those roses which are to be left in
the ground over winter need some pro
tection. A light covering of leaves,
held in place by evergreen boughs, is
-probably as good as. anything ...
Dry picked fowls bring a little more
per pound than those that are scalded.
To dry pisk to the best advantage the
work should be done as soon as possi.
ble after the fowls are killed. If al
lowed to become cold, the task is not
only tedious but often proves upsatis
There are some advantages in propa
gating your own plants. You can con
tinue the varieties that do best in your
particular locality and soil. You can
transplant them as soon as your ground
is properly prepared. You can use
more care in transplanting and fill in
the missing bills at leisure.
To manage a strawberry field well,
divide it into thirds. One bed will be
new, upon which to rely for the main
crop; one old, from which to get what'
one can; the other set to new berries.
As soon as the old bed has got through
bearing, plow it up and set it to cab
bage or some other crop which must
be closely uonltivated.
Seeds of annuals, like the poppy and
petunia, may be eown in November,
and be ready to qcome up early in
spring. Any annual which self-sows
may be sown now with a good pros
pect of suenccess. There is a long list
of these, including the phlox, verbenna
calliopsis, portulaca, enow.on.the
mountain, antirrhinumin, and others.
Bulbe need a well-drained, mellow
spot in a rather sunny place. Only
well-rotted manure should be used in
enriching it. They should not be
pressed down into the earth, as is so
natural when one plants anything of
the kind, but should be placed in holesi
three or four inches deep, and the il
filled in around them. The Nov
planted bulbs will be benefited eve
more than those which were plante
earlier by & covering of rotted mau
over the bed.
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WORDS OF WISDOf,
Gossip is the language of pigmies.
This sorrow, which has cut down to
the root, has come, not as a spoiling
of your life, but as a preparation for,
Every man has some peculiar train
of thought which he falls back unon
when he is alone. This, to a great
degree, moulds the man.--Dugald
No quality will ever get a man more
-friends than a sincere admiration of
the qualities of others. It indicates
generosity of nature, frankness, cor
diality and cheerful recognition of
I cannot' praise a fugitive and
cloistered virtue, nncxercised and un
breathed, that never sallies out and
sees her adversary, but sinks out of
the race, when that immortal garland
is to be run for, not without dust and
Finish every day and be done with
it. You have done wh'at you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no
doubt, crept in; forget the:s ,as soon
as you can. To-morrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, and with
too high a spirit to be cumbered with
your old nonsense. This day is all
that is good and tair. It is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations, to
waste a moment on the yesterdays.
The difficulties of democracy are the
opportunities of education. If our
education be sound, if it lay due
emphasis on individual responsibility
for eocial and political progress, if it
counteract the anarchistic tendencies
that grc w out of selfishness and greed,
if it promote a patriotism that reaches
further than militant jingoism and
gunboats, then we may cease to have
any doubts as to the perpetuity and
integrity ot our institutions.-Profea~
sor Nichola's Murray Butler. .
Famous Wedding Cakes.
At royal weddings there are always
chief cakes and a limited number of
lesser cakes, says an article in Current
Literature. At tho Queen's wedding
there were two of the former, one
made by Messrs. Gunter and the other
by John C. Mauditt, yeoman confec
tioner to the Queen's household, and
this latter was a big cake. It weighed
nearly 300 pounds, :rnd was fourteen
inches thick anil twelve feet in cir
cumference. The topmost figure that
surmounted this master tidbit of cur.
rants, spices, eggs and butter :was a
representation of Britannia's blessing
the bride and bridegroom, the Queen
and Prince Albert being dressed in
the costume of the ancient Romans.
Besides these major cakes there were
103 minor ones.
"'For the Prince of Wales's wedding
there were also two important cakes.
M. Pagniez, her majesty's confec
tioner, made one, and Messrs. Bollaud,
of Chester, made the other. 'the
Prince of Wales's plume very properly
formed the peak, and the rose, sham-:
rock and thistle no ineffective part of
the sugar ornamentation, and five feet
was the height of this pile of sweet
These wedding cakes were great,
but there was even a greater-the
cake made for the jubilee by lessrs.
Gunter. This monster stood thirteen
Sfeet from the ground and weighed a
quarter of a ton. Its value, not tak
Sing into account the fees paid to
Sphysicians on account of indigestion,
Setc., was $1500. But the cake world
is in no way different from the every
If there are monsters, there are pig
mies also. The smallest wedding
cake made was ordered by a lady for
a child. It was a doll's wedding cake,
three inches high, aud weighed about
four ounces. Everything was as per
feet as perfect could be, but it was
like eatiqg gold--sixty-two cents per
ounce.was the charge made for this
How Saddleback Ledge Light Was
This is one of the wildest and bleak
eat of light stations of that savage
region, and, according to a story told
there it was once the scene of a re
markable plucky adherence tb duty
on the partof a fifteen-year-old boy.
He was the son of tihe keeper, and on
this occasion was left alone in the
tower while his father went ashore for
provisions in their only boat. Before
the latter could return a violent storm
arose, and for the next three weeks
there was no time in which the
keeper's boat could have lived for a
moment in the wild seas that raged
about the lonely rock. Still the light
was kept burming by that fifteen-year
old boy, wh6 had little to eat; and but
scant time to sleep. Night after
night, for three weeks, its steady
I gleam shone through the blackness of
Sthe pitiless storm and gladdened the
father's straining eyes. When the
1 ordeal was ended the boy was so weak
-'from exhaustion as to be barely able
t to speak. At the same time there
was no: prouder fathet, nor happier
1 young light-keeper on ,the 'aine
Scoast,.: than those .who, met on the
1 stormswept Ledge .of Saddleback thlat
s day.--Scribiter. " ""
SSo Cman 3ears a'
the-' atmals pl
B ofi cOsrplli~
f 1.j th
COLORED DIAMONDS POPULAR.)
The tickle tide of fashion has turned
away from the qnce much. plrized pure
whitOe diamond to the colored 1Yarie
ties, and tas diamnonds are after all on;ly
an article of luxury, fashion to a great
extent regulates their price; hence lhe
nmost precious brilliants are not worth
what 1they were before the Do Beers
ltand imlwrley mines began to pro.
dhce at rare intervals the exquisite
c:lorcd stones which are now the rage.
It must be remembered that these are
not "offT color" diaiuonds---that is. ta
say, stones of imperfect or cloudy:
color. On the contrary, when. perfect
they are of the purest water, and ift
they are of any respectable size they,
are exceedingly valuable. In the dina
monl room at Do Beers' h~ere is a vole
vot lined ease, which ton-4tains abouit
a dozen diamonds of all colors, fromt
the puires, t whlite to the deepest blue.
The co:Icvtiou as a whole is practl'
cally i,:iccless, and the gent of it is a
rtilndl stone ai little smaller than a 10-'
ce,.t piece, ablsolutely flawless and'
pure. and of a deep ro:e color. It i,
bel ieved to be the linest specimen of
its kind in the world, and it Is not for
:'le. Anothi'r curious and costly l'ormi
of diamond found at Kiiberley is the,
Malrlc,. or twin stone. This is TounilI
in theI fori.oef a perfect triangle, whi:ch
conlsists of two diam:ii)nds, back to
back. Th'!e sides slope off to the line
at urion, which may be seen running
through the stone. They lose very
little In cutting, for the edges and fita
cets only want polishing. Pure white
stones of perfect 'shape are very rare.
They are sametimes split to make,
There Is enough canned soup sold
each year to float half a hundred war
ships. At least that is what a man in
the business of preparing te' stuft' says.
'I'his :eason promises to be a record
breaker, and for the last live months.
the full force has been engag;ed 'on a:
average of .elew:l hours a day turning
out soul). "Ini 1895." he remarked, in
giving drtails of the gIr:'catndustry,"we
canned 2,350.000 gallons of it; T'his
season. judging by t le way we have
started off, our output will be over 8,
HOW FAfiHIONS AIRE "SET."
A great French t miiliinety hous-,
which "makes" fashions, let an Amei'i-'
chli woman. recently ,into the secret.
of how it is done. There is pothling att
all mysterious in it. The artists study.
old fashion books and the styles of by-'
gone days, and, getting their insonira-:
lion ie'(efrom, produce designs. T'he:
tiisheid results are lut in the show:
room ail;d the action of the public with
regard to thlrm decides: what is going
to be "the style."
The traveler In Mexico !s seldom out
of sight of mountains.
There are knaves I~ow and then met with.
who reprepent crrt'i n lorat b(itters amut poison-:
15ts stimuli as identical with or p',s:.esing
propertiea akin to those of Hostetter's,itomi
ach Ilitters. 'Thes., scamps only succeed in.
foistingi their trashy compounds upon people
unacquainted with the genuine article, whtlch
is as muchtihelr opposite ac day Is to night..
Ask and take no substitute for the grand
remedy for malinria dyspepsia, constipation,
rheumatism and kifney trouble.
Patti is now writina reminiscences and
says she was born in 1814. hoe is thcrefore
52 years old.
CEN.'rEvJIaE, ii. I., March 6, 181?,
"I eniclose t wo dolla:rs to get some of yoUl
TIerTERINE. It, ihas done wonders on three
persona to whom I had given a little of my
tsmahi supply. T','ey were radically cured of
eczema." Yours respectfully,
fREv. ('.-. P GAnounY.
1box by mail for t50c. in stamps.
J. T. SH'rPTaur~e, ea'vannah, Ga.,
The most remarkable canal in the world is
the one between Worsley andtl St. Helen's. in
Lancashire. It is sixteen miles long alnd is
!f you are doulbtful as to the use of Dobbins'.
ElectrlcSoap, and cannot accept the experience of
millions who use it, after the 28 years it; has,;been'
on the market, onfl trial will convince 'yeou.. 'Ask
your' grocer for it. Take no ilmitation.
SOnlyoneinmarble statue of the human figure
with the eyelashesis known. It is one of the
gems of the Vataicn,.thoe sleeping Ariadneq
and was found in 1503.
SMrs. Winslow'a Soothing Syrup for childreq
teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma.
tion, allayupain, cures wind colic. 25c. a bottl4e
Glass'houses of a very substantial k~lnd e'iqI
now be built.
FITBatoppedfree andl permanentlyoured.?o
fits after first day's use of DU. Ku~wus GnAIN
N'amv RhrTonua. Free trial bottleand treat.
irs. Mend to Dr. Kline. Uti Archt.0 Phila..Pa.
Novelties in satin corselets' r
among the late arrivals from Paris.
The world's population fI BsaiI t6.
average 109 women to every 100 men,
while eight-ninths of thesudden deats
are of males.
An apple, according to the Drug.
gists' Circular, contains as much nu
triment as a potato and in pieasantoe
and more wholesome form.
The rural districts of Spain nro ido
distress, drained of men and short of
the usual erops. Twenty thousand
men have been witidrawn from tbh
plows and mills in the past twenty
-- mmmmma B |imm a- mmmt -
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£ D a o BUIIAifl7
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ntCanvasser who Is
the pi:cation :Mfce `o! y" ,
:With a better understanding of the
V V transient nature of the many phye
ical ills which vanish before proper ef
forts--gentle efforts--pleasant effort-
rightly directed. There is comfort.in
the knowledgo that. so many forms of
sickness are not due to any actual dis
ease, but simply to a constipated condi
tion of the system, which the pleasant
family laxative, Syrnpof Figs, prompt
Iv removes. That is why it is the on~
remedy with millions of families, and
everywhere esteemed so highly by by u
who value good health. Its benefieal
effects are duo to the fact, that i!. is the
one remedy which promotes inuternau
cleanliness, wilthout debilitating the
orans on which it nets. It is therefdre
al l important, in order to'get its benr
fcial effects, to note when you pnu
chase, thatyou have the genuinoe artlee,'
which is mnanuf ,c;arct d b thle Californi
Fig Syrup Co. only, and soid by all rep
ut able druggists.
If in the enjoyment of good health,
and the system is regular, then laxa
tivce. or other rcmedlis are not needed.
If aitlictodwith any' actual disease, oua
may be commended tothe most skillfia
physicians, but if in need of a laxatisv,
then one should have the best, and with
the wi hll-in:forn.md cvl ywhere, Syrupof
]i'ig stands highest anll is most largely
used and gives most generalsatisfactia
With careful rotation of
crops and liberal fertilizations,
cotton lands will improve. The
application of a proper fexiL
lizer containing sufficient Pot-,
.ash often makes the differento
between a profitable crop andi
failure. Use fertilizers contain
ing not less than 3 to 4%o
IKainit is a complete specific
A!I about Potash-the rcoultsof its usc by actsklIs.
pcrtlten on the best lains in the united Stmte-.s
told in a little book which Ac publiah and will glaodl
mailfree to any farmner iunAmerica who will write olk.
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93 Nassau St., Noi Ytk.
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