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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE OF CRENADA COUNTY.
\\. J. JRFININ€«a, Proprietor, j. J. WiLLMn». Nr., lirilior. S t IS. j* VOL. V.—NO. 11*. GRENADA, MISS., FRIDAY. DECEMBER 27, 1KK9. guarding the tongue. of of ly, but to cur. , ns We pa** through j|fe, Would lirhlle and ••urb.thc tongue, /ml sponIt «»I only the pleasing things To bo said of every one, What a wonderful difference there would be Between tills world of ours And Hi«' paradise it might become With ull pathways strewn with flower«. How surely n little reflection Will show us as plain as the day, Th" mistakes we made when we hastily Allowed our tongues full sway. When the day is (lone and we think It o'er, All me, that it should be true. There are few of us that can honestly say There is nothing we would undo. Too often the faults we clearly see In others arc faults of our own— And those who dwell in houses of glas« Should bu wary of casting a stone. Po, have charily, much charity. The loveliest virtue of all, And look well to the member unruly, For it's prone to slip and fall. —Elizabeth lletts, in Good Housekeeping. If c.i'-h of AN UNDERTAKER'S TALK. Somo Experiences of the Men Who Bury Ua. all red a lie was it him of the the was face or of the Tho Joe ago, hind good so ton ing this line tle out teen as He curs of tho and tors. ono my der Both to ono to one. each both take were look rible upon she doad This was most soon er. by took the in Hard Work to Coax People to bo Moderate in Kx pc mill ii re *-—A l.imientable Oc casion When the Kc mains Were Mixed Up. "As a rule,'" said a well-known Fourth avenue undertaker recently, "there is •casion when a man feels so liberal —in fact, penditure of money—as when he i ning up the expenses of funeral, and it requires a good deal of tact and strategy to keep him within bounds and protect ourselves from loss. When the customer is wealthy and can stand it, why naturally we are inclined to humor every whim, and sometimes where carte blanche is given us we do the job up in a manner which really makes it a pleasure to be tho star at traction of a funeral. However, all of our customers do not possess a healthy bank account, and wo have to look out und see that we do not get 'hung up.' Not long since a charming widow came into our place to make arrange nt« for the funeral of her husband. She was heavily vailed, and she sobbed in a distressing manner as she took a chair and proceeded to make known her wants. She detailed tho story of her husband's illness and its fatal termina tion, and wound up by stating that bis funeral must be tho most ini posing and elaborato that could be got ten up. Nothing we had in the estab lishment could be any too good. By a few careful ly-dlfacted questions wo as certained the age of tho deceased, his size, stature, and also the all-important fact that ho had left his widow and fam ily in very moderato circumntauoes. As soon as our customer could compose her self one of our clerks was detailed to show her what we had, with the quiet admonishment that her bill should not exceed 3250. Various styles of caskets wore shown her, and as she had somo what recovered her spirits she kept up a running firo of questions and sugges tions. Finally, as she was about to de cide upon a casket which the clerk had suggested as most appropriate, she hap pened to espy in another part of the warcrooins several most elaborate and costly burial cases, which she insisted upon looking at. In vain did the clerk endeavor to divert her attention from them. Those caskets, made in mahog any, ebony and other costly woods, were trimmed with silks, satins and laces of tho richest kind, and wore orna mented with solid silver and gold mountings, and were the finest goods we kept. Compared with them the goods which she had been looking at seemed cheap, and she wasn't slow in detecting the difference. Tho clerk shut her off on several of them by stating that they were sold, and that it would be impossi ble to duplicate them in season for the funeral. However, the bereaved widow couldn't be made to swallow all this fiction, and finally she ordered an elab orate affair, the price of which was just seven hundred dollars. Having com pleted her selection, she gave her orders for embalming, flowers, carriages and the other details. At last, when she had ordered every thing she could think of, she started to leave, whereupon the clerk politely requested her to step into tho office while he had tho bill made up, intending to ask her to pay a certain percentage of it, or at least to give sat isfactory references. At the word "bill" she flew into a passion. "Bill," she didn't care what the bill was; that would be settled at the proper time. The poor clerk tried to explain, but that only in creased her anger. »She called the clerk all Rorts of hard names, accused him of a lack of feeling, and finally flounced out of tho door, and as a parting shot said: "My husband shall have the best funeral that e\er took place in the neighborhood, even if I have to take in washing to pay for it." "We have many experiences similar to that, but in the majority of cases our customers are very reasonable and wo have no difficulty in persuading them to deter their judgment to ours. We much prefer to deal with men on such occa sions, as they are less moved by senti ment, and are more practical and sensi ble. We always strongly advise that tho funeral arrangements bo left to some male relative or friend of the fam ily; a bereaved woman is in no condi tion to transact such business. "About a month ago we were called upon to officiate at the funeral of a beau tiful young woman, the only daughter of wealthy parents, who had died quite suddenly. The grief of tho stricken fa ther, and mother was quiet and undem onstrative, yet, nevertheless, of the deepest nature. The father was so pros trated that be couldn't bear the thought of entering our warerooms to make any selections; he merely sent for me to call at his house and then quietly requested me to make all necessary arrangements for the funeral, and, handine me a blank check with his signature attached, bade me fill it out myself. § "Occasionally wo receivo orders for persons who aro all Vo and well, and whose chances of living to a ripe old ago are apparently as good as yours or mine. Borne of those customers have vhoir caskets sent to their homes. no reckless regarding the ex run fi rat-class Ho Others prefer to leave them with us, and we have on hand now three of them waiting for their future occupants. One of them was built to order for a fat, jolly stock broker who is in busi ness on Nassau street Occasionally he calls around to take a look at it, and generally he taken off his boots and in sists on getting into it, viewing himself with a hand glass to see how he will look when he is laid out. We have had this casket years, and the last time he called ho found that he was growing so fat that it was getting to be a pretty tight fit for him; ho is considering the advisability of having a new one made. Occasional ly, too, wo receive an order from people who are very sick and expect to die, but who get well. They pay us for tho casket juift the same, and as they some times move out of town to some other city we sell the goods to somebody else, and are just so much in. This is not a frequent occurrence, but it helps a little to make good tho bad bills which we in cur. *ady for him for three "Many people who come to us have a dreadful fear that they may be buried alive, and while there is a remote possi bility that this might happen, I have never known a single instance of it in all my experience. These people insist upon my promising to observe the ut most precaution, even so far as to run red hot noodles into their bodies, and other equally barbaric treatment, before they are finally consigned to the earth. About four years ago a young man called upon mo one morning, in a terrible state of agitation. bud dreamed the night before that his sister, who had been re cently buried, had come to life after being placed under the sod. I tried to prove to him the utter improbability of sh an occurrence, but without avail, lie insisted that her grave should be opened, that he might be satisfied. I was actually horror-stricken at the sug gestion, not that I had the remotest idea that his dream could prove true, but the thought flashed across my mind that if it should be so the shock would make him a raving maniac. I tried to per suade him to defer the matter until tho following day, but he positively refused. Finally, as there was no other way out of it, 1 consented, and. having obtained the necessary permit, the body was ex humed. and to my inexpressible relief the absurdity of the young man's dream was proven. The effect on him was magical. He looked sorrowfully on the face of his dead sister a moment and then hurst into a flood of tears, and, throwing his arm around my neck, he wept from pure excess of joy. "Some people have peculiar notions about burial. I have oftentimes been requested to place the coffin in the grave with the head pointing toward the north, or vice versa. Once I was asked if the coffin could not, be placed standing up right in tho grave—a request which, of course, I was unable to grant. Borne people, too, are superstitious about being buried on certain days of the woek, and leave a special order that their funeral shall take place on a certain day. Then there are peculiar fancies in regard to flowers and the hymns which shall ho sung. Buch matters as these are, of course, within reason, and are always complied with. Tho queer and outlandish tastes of some people arc exemplified in the case of Joe Beef, a well-known Montreal char acter,-recently deceased, who on tho occasion of his wife's funeral some years ago, ordered the brass hand which ac companied the funeral procession to tho cemetery to play 'The (»irl I Loft Be hind Mo' on the way back. "A custom which has sprung up re cently, and which in many respects is a good one, is to have a stenographer present at the funeral services to take down tho funeral oration, prayers, and so on. These are afterward type-writ ton in appropriate form, the hymns be ing incorporated with tho report. I know of at least one stenographer in this city who makes a specialty of this line of business, and as ho has but lit tle competition he makes a good thing out of it. His minimum charge is fif teen dollars, and frequently he receives as high as fifty dollars for his services. He watches closely the obituary col umns of the daily newspapers and regularly calls upon a number of under takers. "As a rule no unpleasant incident oc curs to mar the successful carrying out of a funeral ceremony. Of course, tho director must have his Wits constantly about him and must bo thoroughly ex perienced. I had one experience, though, which was most embarrassing and which caused no end of trouble. It was through tho carelessness of one of my assistants and the assistant of one of my competi tors. 1 had received an order to send ono of my wagons to tho Grand Central Depot to meet a corpse whioh had been expressed from Albany. It appears that my competitor had also received an or der to got a body from the same train. Both of us dispatched a man to attend to the matter, and, as neither of them thought that there might bo more than ono corpse, they took no especial pains to ascertain whether they got the right one. As a result of this carelessness each of them got the wrong one, and as both bodies were those of men tho mis take was not discovered until the lids were unscrewed at the funeral for the mourners and friends to take tlje last look at the dead. Tho blunder had a ter rible effect, and as the first mourner gazed upon the features of an entire stranger she gave one wild shriek and fainted doad away in the arms of her escort. This precipitated matters, and for a while every body was p anic stricken. I was dumfounded for a moment and al most speechlss with mortification. As soon as I could recover my senses I or dered the removal of the body, and the minister closed the services with a pray er. I then set out to hunt up the lost corpse, and my work was facilitated considerably from the fact that my com petitor had been driven well nigh crazy by much tho same experience at his funeral. As the other body had been taken to Jersey City for interment, it took us over three hours to straighten the matter out, and the burial services in both instances had to he postponed until tho following day. I didn't got Ho over my 'mad' for over a week, and the first thing I did was to discharge thf fellow who made the mistake. My com petitor's assistant also got his walking papers, at the samo time. Neither of us had nerve enough to put 1? a bill for services."— N. Y. Sun, A FOUR-LEGGED ACROBAT. Comical Antic* nn«l Gymnastic Perform 1 of a Little Tree-Toad. While walking on a country road one cooi morning ic .June I noticed a small object on the edge of a board fence which excited my curiosity. The object was about two inches long, and looked like a piece of putty which had been pinched on to the board, or. perhaps, more like the light-gray fungus growth seen decayed trees. I approached cautiously, having a strong feeling that it might be a thing of life, although there was nothing almut it to indicate that it was such. When near enough t<J touch it I felt con fident that it w r as a tree-toad, even though I had never before seen one. Its little head and rump were drawn down and partially under, and its legs and feet were drawn up and folded so closely to the body as to make an almost sym metrical figure, the lines whore the limbs touched the body being almost im perceptible. With a feeling of joy I closed in y hand over it and removed it from tho fence. To tho sensitive palm of the hand its touch was cool, but not moist or "Vlsm my," as in tho case of its cousins, 'he common toad and the frog. Its skin 1*11 smooth and silky. fear of smothering the little fel low I made a pouch of my handkerchief, putting a stone in the bottom of it to make it roomy, and in that way brought him home for a closer acquaintance. When placed on the center of tho library table, he sat for a moment as if to collect his thoughts, and then sprang, blindly, as it seemed, over tho table's edge and cattght with one toe on an ob ject which ho was passing, and which he seen from where lie started. Although going with great swiftness, the strength of that single slender toe, rounded its curious little sucker, iVas suffi cient to enable him to stop and draw himself up in good form, lie then hopped on to the round of a chair, and to givo him a good op portunity to display his wonderful agil ity, I tipped ..the chair on one leg and revolved it slowly, lie hopping from round to round, up, down and across, seemingly enjoying it as much as his audience did. At first when touched he appeared startled, and would jump, ln (»ne of these jumps he landed on the surface of the pier-glass, on which lie moved up or down with a sort of half shuffle and half hop. Soon ho evinced no fear on being touched, and on being stroked gently on the back would turn his head with a knowing wink in that direction. Having given us such an interesting entertainment, I considered that ho de served his freedom again. Taking him in my hand 1 held him up about three feet from an old apple tree at the side of the house. He seemed in ny hurry to tako his departure, but crawled leis urely up on ttietipsof my fingers, his little toes clasped firmly around them, surveyed for a moment the group sur rounding him, and the next instant alighted on the bark of the tree. We waited for somo time, curious to see his next movement, but he made none. I watched closely for any change of color in his coat, for I had read that tree-toads, like chameleons, change their color and so render themselves al most undistinguishablo from their sur roundings, but there was none, and he was perfectly plain to the sigjit of any of those who saw him gain the position; but another person joining the group could not discern him for somo time, although his location was pointed out. After awhile, our attention for a ment being drawn elsewhere, he had disappeared completely, and the sharp est pair of eyes could not trace him, nor had he left the tree. This would tend to prove whether or not ho could adapt his color to match bis surroundings, ho certainly possessed the faculty of get ting on to places most like his coat in appearance.—Harper's Young People* r could not have tho end with THE ARCTIC CURRENT. to Temper the Climate of Labrador au«l Newfoundland. The announcement that E. J. Bender lias succeeded in making arrangements in London for tho purchase of the Que bec & Montreal railway and its exten sion to the Straits of Belle Isle revives the proposal of General Sir Selby Smyth, laid before the Dominion Government in 1870, for diverting the Arctic current from the Gulf of St. Lawrence by fill ing in the »Straits of Beile Isle, which would serve as a bridge connecting New foundland with tho mainland for rail way purposes. General Smyth's idea of constructing a dam across tho straits does not appear to have been original with that gentleman, as Lieutenant Maury, it is understood, laid a similar proposal before the British Government over thirty years ago. In his report to the Dominion Government Gen eral »Smyth draws attention to the fact that the Straits of Belle Isle are open to the northeast, thus re ceiving the direct flow of the polar cur rent down Baffin's bay. This icy stream, at from two to four miles an hour, pours its way into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, overcoming by its greater density the warm gulf stream from the southern latitudes. Tho cold stream, he says, divides into two branches near Cape 1/Amour-—one running westward up the gulf and the other southeastward, dis charging into the ocean again between Newfoundland and Cape Breton. The General explains that this branch then sweeps along tho eastern coast of Nova Scotia and shoulders off the warm water further out to sea, which would other wise find its way along the shores of the continent and into the gulf. If, there fore, the polar current could bo excluded and deflected eastward of Newfound land into tho open ocean the climatic effect, by the exchange of cold and warm, would be very marked in the gulf and adjacent shores.—Ottawa (Ont.) Letter. Damming It A WESTWARD GLANCE. G ratifying Kevfla tlon of Pastoral in-ant y. flout h wentem 1» To those who have lived aU their lives in a hilly or mountainous - ou otry or cm the level lands of the Middle the landscape of Southwestern lown is a gratifying revolution of pa tarai beauty. Everywhere, in every direction, to *be bounds of the far horizon, the distinctive feature is the rolling prairie, but suffi ciently diversified by village, farm and pasture to avoid monotony and repeti tion. This landscape is restful to th«* eye. There are no harsh surfaces, no sharp lines, no startlin'.' contrasts. Nature was in her most leisurely and tranquil mood when she fashioned this beautiful region, plicity, with symmetry ai d strength. Blue grass is king of the region. The blue-grass pasture predominates, but is always adjoined by tho cornfield, farmer of Southwestern lovta produces more than enough of small grain for his own use. but his hay ! swine are the products which he kn will bring him wealth ; once. It is the diversit which creates the diversified lands»-ape of Southwestern Iowa, and gi rural feature peculiarly its ov the villages ami larger towns illust rate here is sim 1 cattle and l independ of products I . it a ! Even 1 ' the rural character of the region. cepting the earlier vegetables and frui: . 1 8 , i;irlv ; which are improve*! d iring the spring season, tho townspeople g ally produce their own vegetables and i small fruits. ' •orld more : There is no soil in the kindly to the common vegetables, account of this enormous prodwtio the towns, the price of vegetables is very low, especially potatoes, whi'-h oft» I bushel. The rural (>: j n i 1 ■ » ■ n t s per . villager, and fre quently the man in town, keeps a and produces his own milk an Tito aggregate region of remarkable pnxlucti v»-ness and fertility, d butter I ' f these results is a rural : : j ! i*'S of 'here the actual imec»; life are as cheap as i world, and where pauperis are rarely known. This soil and crime j f Sont western Iowa black, rich loam, s» with sand and lime say in this res peel their famous bluc-gra seasons it has been n •what imp« . and old Ke mucl lu wot ' region. »tieeahlo that the i yield <*f grass ; and upon the uplands exceptfi troy the certainty *>f a good »Top »*f »•< -i n and small grain. But the past two sea sons of extrome'drought. in the history of this régi» out another wonderful feature of South west Iowa and that is the fn»'t that few countries can stand drum cunt of rain could des •ash uts ight ith The total railroad d So age western Iowa approximates Until *10(1 ii as 1 en almost tently Uhicag arket f the products of the exclusiv» 1 this region less than twenty-four hours' rid«* fro-i ami this gr*-at city is now the center of Southwestern Iowa by the Burlington fast trains. The development of tho packing industri'-s of Omaha and Kansas City, lonvever. has created new and more auvossiblo mar kets for t ho products of the region, es pecially the pork product, and it is only the question of a few y< young cities will also afford the sirable markets for the beef and mutto of tho Iowa blue-grass region. The wonderful development gas City, St. Joseph. Omaha an Bluffs has sapped the vitality of every small city or town in Southwest Iowa. Many of their best mechanics have been drawn to these larger fields the extraordinary denu labor and. finding steadier employment at better wages, have removed with their families to those cities. But thex«- ] to th«* towns have been more than s when the-m st dc *>f K: d Conn f works i l for skilled pensa ted by the perm: •nt markets t ht f have created for the live-sto«-ks. farm produce and fruit of the r«'gi»»n. Everywhere in the country are school* houses. The horizon is broken by f v quont church spires. The towns and cities have high-schools and academies and occasionally a college Chautauqua University. These infiica'c that the [people of Southwestern Iowa building on sure foundations. —Cos mopolitan. r great Look Out f«»r thi* Points. Young people, when they write, nc matter to whom, or f«»r what purpose, ought to get into the habit of putting in the stops where they Ixdong. If they are slovenly and careless in this par ticular, those they write to will oft»-u make mistakes in understanding theii letters. Printers commit great blunders, sometimes, just because the author? they have to deal with either do not point their manuscripts at all or poim tho wrong. ing from bad pointing that 1 of was something like this; over heai'd "A lady in Massachusetts had a husband ho about making a sea voyage, ami see wrote a note and gave it to her ministei to read meant to say: "A member *'f this con gregation, going to sea, his wife des-' res prayers for his safety." But instead of reading it thus, on account of tho points being used wrong, it was read in this manner: "A member of this congrega tion, going to sea his wife, desires pray ers for his safety."—Farm and Fireside tho Sabbath, in whioh she for "ClRiir." s are still çon Tin* German T«* The German puri tinning their campaign against tho French element in the language of the Fatherland. Finding that they can not enjoy their cigar under that nam»\ they have had some difficulty in finding a suitable German term to place. The cigar manufacturers of Dusseldorf, however, recently offered a prize for the best Teutonic substitute for the obnoxious foreign vocable, and their choice has fallen on a Pastor Zeller, of Waiblingen— "Rauch rolle."— N. Y. Tablet. <e ns Too Much Kmotlon. Fond Father—Harry, you have been waiting on Miss Watson for over X year Why don't you marry lu r? Harry—She isn't emotional enough. Fond Father—Great Scott, boy; what emotional woman ? as bare ns » do you want with The crown of my hea l is billiard ball. Your mother was an inui* tional woman.—Epoch. WONDERFUL WILLS. Te*t»»i«Miti«rj rttrniueeft That Kept th» Makers' Nsunrr Green. Oft quoted is tho remarkable will of Solomon »Sanborn, of Medford, Mass., who died about fifteen years ago. San born was a great patriot. J».nd specially glorified in the part Massachusetts took In the revolutionary struggle, will he left his body to Dr Oliver Wen doll Holmes and Prof. Agassiz, not, how ever, without imposing some of the most unheard-of provisions ar v i conditions. His skeleton he desired piepared in tho most artistic manner known to tho pro fession. and placed with the many others in the anatomical dopartim ntof Harvard College. While preliminary prepara tions were being made in carrying out this request, he desired the surgeons to bo very careful with the skin, so that It could be tanned in pieces of sufficient size to make a pair of drum Upon one of t.)G.se drum-heads the Declaration of Independence was to be written and upon the other Pope's s proper 1 in his wooden fra • this ghastly I be presented to a local drummer, whom designates a "distinguished ■ testa• that lie would friend." uj f *ot of Bunkei carry it t ! Hill monument <<n « niverriarv of the bat 1 1*-. at s 1 P n ding . beat up» ; "Yankee Doodle." it, the in vigor i of Jeremy ID r . London. ' at the request of its owner, who ma le a i am there provision in his will to ha\' : presented of th»- h th« »•u rate who. upon accepting tho gift. »unted and » i the presidential chair at ea»'h roc-ting 1 of the hospital directors. ! have the skeleton in . Dr. W; . is up to <>r . •v»-n ahead of the English pr*'<'o<lent in 1 I « : r i n h him but lit- ; I i-bc dismemberment id»-a. ' life his relatives had give e fn : tlo tl : them to j about b \. kind. A US 1 ! iiause ght. Wh'Mi it came t die he ha»l a little —his brothers becan After his death, when timwl •»•ad, the following reinurkah j us disclosed: her. Napoleon Bo y 1« ft a "T< my brot.' my second hr»* e Was A eorg my igton. id: :< iiv other My mv leg i " It" 1!-I money. > Dank. I l>»*qii*-aih to the physiei Jurgeons \\ In » » lisinein boring vill; ott*-d elativ.es :o hin Horatio G. Onderdonk, a brother of , ;he Bishop of New Y ck. will which pro m;i' » »us in his vit h ei itirucd ( Draco wa LliO meaning of th»• exprcs>i»in "ruling a ith n rod of iron." but hud Mr. <hid* r old Draco [»A and- well d**i leak lived at th** time the »»Id ma preparing his famous »axle h» ,|, «»uld ha\o m-lp' d to make it m* ast paragraph in the Onderdonk s: "No heir must 1 profl i gate. »! r tin k ard. 1 • - hi ting. 1 •eft-1 as foil .dlnr. rambler; us»* liqimrs ng or fishing M\Vra bar-room, or porter-house; < ct to rise, breakfast, and 1 r tobacco: gohun - attend ra«'e* n '- I readv f ■ied nisiness by nine oVl<x-k. oefor«* lie or she arrives at th<> age of .wenty-rivo years." St. Louis Republic. get m; ABOUT F.YE-STRAIN. Prolific Soun-c of Continual Headache. *n caused by an irritated i-rve far distant from tho seat of the tt l* the Mi Pai is oft»' the case of persons pain, especially i who have inherited a very susceptible on. irai lb-cord has an article oi The Me e of headache and 's train as ; neuralgia, by th*- e Ainl 'nt expert. Dr. L. Ranney. in which the writer gives a nrord of fifty r< ».•cut iv« -uralgia lwhieh he *d exclusivel y by correcting ; The su» » signal, and in many c; of hoada.-he and ire a defect. e> marvel Dr. Ranney's special attention .t the subject by his Ira years ago he w: T» •»mtinual heada»'he. eated his ca able physicians had without result. As his sight was appar ently perfect and unusually acute, no de fect of vision was thought of. At huigth, however, ho requested that atropine be instilled into his eves. This revealed a defect, which was at once nelieved by appropriate glasses, with the immediate and permanent cessation of his head ache. It seems that this eye-strain may ex ist ami be tho source of most painful neuralgia, not. only in the head, but elsewhere, and the person lw utterly uu of defect of vision. Some conscious cases ro»p ire not only glasses, but th serving of some •ular muscle It'liol, oniy. One <»f Dr. Kannev's ivitients was a young lady who for five years had been abb* lu write, read, sew or to see h most intimate friends. A constant pain as rendered intolerable by any excitement, alk across the room without difficulty. Tenotomy was per formed on three of lier ocular muscles. rapid improvement followed, and after several weeks she returned home cured. Another patient had succumbed to headache, insomnia and nervous pros tration; he was compeled to abandon business, and took a trip to Europe with out benefit, helped him. His brother, a prominent physician of New York, advised him to consult Dr. Ranney, who, treating his eyes restored the man's health,strength and mental vigor within six weeks. Two years have elapsed without a return of tho symptoms. A distinguished theological professor in the vicinity of Boston, who suffered severely at the base of the brain, went to Europe and consulted eminent spe cialists of Germany without any relief. A f ter his return home he was at once and perfectly cured by the use of glasses adjusted to Mis eyes. in her head se «)f her ov any She could not a medical treatment N —An old maid said she wished she was auctioneer, for then it would bo per fectly proper tosay: "Makemo an offer —Texas Sifltngs an SOUTHERN AGRICULTURAL. soil, ©d Aeanonahle Hint* for Ikreiuber. Practically, December is only thre fourths of a month - -1 amounts to but a mated by the farm work a :up; •'bed. The sides, have al expectation v\ holiday festivities, f- and fami reunions. The e Saturd; bee] when esti- 1 day s Î energies and t< rest fr enjoyment, which the se a »ocial instit • > i.f lab.T Aside und perpetuated After labor, thruigi: drought and .-.»Id hopes a cesses and failure er may rightfully » .aim „a r* toll, and devote a few wav-. i> pue ing to the pi*»; iiv and his n* •anger, the But then- i »ary <li; n* •* •oinpn have pa A i f. \\ *• t ! N-, Yea . in 1 u |, ; p.,,, 'V it has gi Fir prtr , und de; A after r* to the »f befi re Co la-t hog i nee"' and I the Full al< d 1 i n 'j i - : : m pt i. m edge of firm fat lean strip. L r 1: most of th'-in , N.»\v n »>n in a cool, sha : kling a thin la face. Next head filings a vith U.un pu ing ftaltpen-r en • ; to be firm and red leaving no pi *•»-»' s « 1 f pork. beg the ceded ass Uanc« the lard, sa' m«*nt. Tir \ It should h larg»' part of t h* that havo N'< bv the «'rops *»f pr: food crops e»>nsi;!i;i'd 1 the the farm, solid exer eapp«-: llq'i.. T ostic and curing th*->o i restoring th»'n Tho growing of food Ing «>f lh*'ir manure , to the trillion of th»- Lov pensation and re-i ' on vidual pari Fie of phospo-i A potash may pos tho soil, through tlm fr« the living animal tF-ue manure heap an»l back a» dozens of times in the ce er's cultivate» it is in the soil, a partiel»' -*f in»' tor; next it is organiz' d inte : * tution of the grain: part of the living bn tissue, or passing through uuapp: ated; then into the urine and uropo Now if these excrements be car* of a grain farm. wived and placed on tho latter be prevented from undue waste of the store of elements of fertility still re of exhaustion of ! •il. a maining, the process the land must be comparatively si is the duty of the famer not only to save. | hat has been ; •. It in the form of manure, removed from the soil, but t« - ) add to! this recovered portion additional sup- ! plies of these elements from other 1 sources, both from the deep recesses of ' the soil itself, and from sources outside the farm, as well as by the cultivation of such crops as have the power to gath er nitrogen from the atmosphere, thus building up the soil and increasing its In those few words productiveness, have stated the theory of •storing, maintaining and increasing the fertility of the soil. ipon tr o Every thifxg that ha«- gr * soil, and ever <•» b »no thing th a ©d pa bee] 'd fron All » n. that m build Mil ok c 11- * .1 non d. 1 i of always present. il HERE AND THERE. M •• mor.g Bo A . • » N •r ;nd tir 'i'li.' bo.-i ■A •t and d. N«-gb *t p liard w '»rk and tim» Fr vorir r ! oats and barley, equal port• er have a good. — In w i n t tfie ground corn, | and quantity combined. ; shorts form an exoelent feed. Never produce quality 1 being the best f feed oilcake or turnip-?. Gi\<- pieu y ! of sweet bay and pure water, 1 —The most successful dairyman feed ' cows more or less grain the year roun L Grass increases the flow of milk, and grain increases the amount AU milk should be strained : i f cream, oo aft er being drawn from the cow, three strainers, ater, the temperature ol •diatolv sub merged in which should not he grecs in sirtnmor nor be lu iKlj if grues in winter.