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pack laid aside, the officer settled himsjelf
backward, while the fellow nearest me aid
the same thing but a second later. It was
then the fine play came in. Seeming to lose
Lis balance, to save himself from a fall he
threw out a foot which caught beneath the
& officer's chair, sending that party over on,to
the broad of his back and bringing himself
down on the four legs of his seat. With
'the rapidity of a skilled villain, I saw h.m
draw cards from his pocket, throwing thow
dealt him on to the surplus pack, then
ulamming his false hand- face down on the
v' table, he jumped to the assistance of his
With this my anger slipped away from
me like breath from polished steel, and 1
saw but the comic side of the two sprawling
in the dirt.
Never could I hold heat longer than a
wire (though I take it as readily), and had
they been quick to acknowledge the mistakt
that hac! been made,' I would have cried
them quits, and even joined them in a
But it was not so to be. After a few sec
onds' bewilderment, the officer scrambled
to his feet, and, pulling his sword from its
scabbard, paused as though to take his
bearings for an onset. He was no more than
20 years of age, carrying plentx of the
marks of digjaaatigyt on him, and what with
"Sh dust-w nuenea cfotiiea, his tfoyi?h pro
portions, and his dirty face, he looked, with:
his drawn sword, like a ruffled bantam.
V:-*"* I should have been obliged to hurl the
tab'e at him in self-defense (which would
have been ill for him) had not at that mo
ment a cavalryman on a black charger driven
full tilt into the tavern yard, reining up
V- close to us.
A TRIANGULAR QUARREL..
I knew, of no reason to fear him, but it
gave me a start to recognize Scammell, in
the full uniform of a captain in De Lancy's
marauding tories. He threw a quick glance
about him, taking in the angry belligerent
and his friend, who had picked himself up
and was standing at a safe distance with
his blade in his hand, as though waiting a
favorable -opportunity to rush in and take
a part in the muss. Though I fell under the
tory's eye, he did not at once recognize me,
for I had my beard at about a ten days'
growth, and was something more than pic
turesque in the shabbiness of my dress. He
immediately claimed the attention of my op
ponent by calling him by name.
"Hello, Belden! Something put out again,
eh? What the devil's the matter now?
Have you not had lessons enough in your
own set that you must fall afoul of pot
house loungers? What's amiss?"
"That villain has dared lay his hand on
me, and, by God! he's bound to pay the
penalty!" burst, out Belden, for the first
time finding his voice.
"Which villain?" asked Scammell, as he
threw his leg over the saddle and came to
the ground with the bridle in the crook of his
elbow. "Faith, you look fis though odds
were against you. I see two of them. 'Tis
your good luck I had a thirst that needed
slaking. On my soul, whom have we here?"
he exclaimed, scowling, as with a second
look he identified me. "Is it a fair quarrel,
Belden? I'll weight your pockets with five
pounds if you'll hand your rights to me,
^unless 'tis a matter of cheating at cards.—
What, sirrah!" he demanded, walking to
ward me with a malignant look to his rataer
fide features, "you were quick to offer me a
By CHAUNCY C. HOTCHKI9S
•r One hand was played to the advantage
«of the officer. That was to be expect'id.
Then another vent smoothly enough in: e
ball of the fox, after which, though wi li
cut moving, I looked sharply for the end.
The method was slightly unusual, though
•conceived and executed with skill. Thjey
bad each been in the habit of tilting back
oa the rear legs of their chairs as they picked
'I" up their hands and conned them. As the
last card was dealt and the balance of the
the rougF' apolofefes
offered him, and, aftfcr dusting himself with
bis handkerchief, played out the hand. It
fell to his lot to lose, and he paid with a
As was usual, the winner proposed a part
ing dram and set up a loud clamor for the
waiter to fetch a bottle of rum, swearing he
would have no more of the like of the wine
he had been drinking, the empty bottle of
which stood betwixt them on the table.
Now had the waiter been forthcoming, I
would probably have less of a tale to. tell.
But 'twixt the heat, long hours and the
present lack of'custom, he had doubtless
fallen asleep and was deaf to the calls given
him. Anyway, after fruitless bawling by the
winner, the oflker took a hand in the mat
ter by turning his attention to me, for he
"Here, ye lazy son of a bullock pricker!
step out and find the waiter, and be damned
to you!" at the same time hurling the emp
ty bottle at me.
The glass missile struck me fairly on the
.. Grounded arm, about an inch above where
the negro's knife had entered. For an in
stant it gave me exquisite pain, but the
sling did much to deaden the force of the
r, blow, though it had naught ,to do with
lessening the towering anger to which both
words and bottle had brought me. In six
strides I was on them, and upsetting the
v'j card-sharper, chair and all, with my open
palm I dealt the navaL man a blow in the
., face, lying him backward in the dust where
he had been but a short time before.
Ara yon as ready to
take one yourself at this meeting? How is
it you have outraged my friend and your
"Let them alone, yer honor!" interposed
the card-sharper, approaching. 'Tis a tie
cause for the both. One was hit by a bottle,
the other grounded by a fist. Can't we have
a trifle o' fun with a hawbuck without in
terferences? Faith, the bullock man shall
have my sword, an' we'll see which is the
abetter carver! I'll back him, too, an' ye
a£: miifc- back yer friend the popinjay, whose one
merit lies' in not knowing when he's well
beaten. Come, now! we'll to the Kalchook
Hill (a small elevation near the Collet, a
freshwater pond, which was on the site of
th^ present tombs. The gallows used for
military execution stood between it and the
Fidds, or present City Hall park), an' have
it out. I'll—"
"What! you villain you! you low thief!
Get hence, or IH scalp you!" interupted
Scammell, turning on him. "Kalchook
Hill, you dog! Yea would never go so near
the gallows on your own free will."
"Gallows, is it?" returned the fellow, still
Jjv'jJ.ag" Tiia ground. "I tell ye, Scammell,
e&pting though ye be, ye are riper for the
gallows han am I, an' this I'll back in may
Scammell, instead of falling on the fel
led in a fury, an act I looked for, snapped
his fingers in his face, and with a look
measuring him from head to foot replied
"You dirty dog! Mighty brave you are
in t»te knowledge that a king's officer would
tte'er cross swbrds with such scum. I'll give
you one minute to be gone, and, failing, I'll
ii Usd up and lashed. If you know me
fu know 'twill be done." And with
his back on the sharper, who,
far from obeying the hint to teavn, stepped
away but a few paces,
"And now, my wild sea bird," said the
tory redirecting his attention to me, "are
ycii willing to clear yourself with my
friend here? Give a fair explanation of
this affair if you can, or perhaps you would
like to make a fine point of the matter with
me in some quiet spot. I might doubt my
rights to honorably cross swords with such
a? you in a matter as private as this, but I
i^ill forego all objections and ask no terms.
but you have an excuse you will doubt
lew plead a wound."
The deep insolence of his last remark
turned my dislike of the man to a sudden
hatred. 'Twas not the words, but his more
than unbearable manner of uttering them
that roused my ire and brought me to the
pitch of action. Had he been nearer, 1
would have served him with my fist as I had
served Lounsbury, and would have re
gretted it at once for 'its lack of dignity.
Forgetting for the moment my assumed role,
I stood where he had found me, and an
"Capt. Scammell, my calling is the sea.
You-are but a marauding bushwhacker, nor
can the curse be rubbed off you by a title or
hidden by fine trapping?, and did you but
know it you would be honored by crossing
swords with me. As for an explanation, I
will satisfy you so far as to say that I pun
ished your friend for insulting me, and, by
the God above me, if you wish to carry this
further, I will punish you worse than I did
kim! I could but defend myself from him,
boy whose back I could break across my
knee, sq he goes harmless. As for you,
ght you within the hour and ask for no
"Good!" he broke in. "You gave the name
to the Weapon. Let it be swords, and at
once. Remember," he went on with an
oath, and working himself into a rage, "ask
ao quarter of me. Up or down I give no
1'outrance be the word."
"Nay/'sauJl, fanned to an equal heat by
his blood-thirsty manner and the fury in
eye—"nay, then, I
lain as you arc, but, should I disarm you, or
you slip, I will beat you with the flat of my
sword until you roar for quarter, or I break
every bone in your foul hide! 'Twill be
scant mercy, as you were better killed out
right. Now look to it, far this I will do, or
my name is not Thorn—Lounsbury!"
-1 caught myself just in time, and started
violently as I discovered the trip of my
tongue. Both the others likewise gave a
jump, but it immediately transpired that
cach had a different cause.
It was Scammell who first showed his rea
son for thus starting, and that was through
the insult I had offered him in degrading him
by a threatened beating. White with rage,
he threw aside the bridle, and drawing his
heavy saber, advanced on me with a torrent
Before I could do more than whip my left
arm out of its sling and lift the bulky table
in defense (for I was unarmed), the young
officer sprang between us.
"Hold hard, Scammell!—Lounsbury! Are
you Capt. Lounsbury? Lounsbury, of Rye?
By my faith! but I came near making a
Lull of it!—This thing can go no further
now, Scammell. I've been looking for the
man high and low. for week. Clinton wants
him at once—at once! The order comes
from headquarters. What, man! Hold
"Hold hard yourself!" shouted the tory,
as he tried to dodge the young officer. "No
"Two sprawling in the dirt."
further now! Do you think I'll brook such
words to my face and wait for formalities?
Ay, Lounsbury it is and of Rye and the
phantom and the devil, ior aught I care!
What can Clinton want with such a man?
Stand aside, you salt fish, and let me meet
"Call me no fish, you butcher-bird!"
snapped Belden. "What alls your humor
to-day? Has the heat gotten your h°ad?
You first pick my own quarrel away from
me, and then flout mc for looking to my own
interests. Has the fair Gertrude hipped
you, that you spleen so quickly? I tell you
my orders are imperative."
'Fore God, you sprat! An' you dare
twit me in public on my private affairs!"
shouted the tory, turning hi3 wrath on the
naval officer. Use but her name again, and
I'll spit you, as you sti nd, you half a man!
IIow! Will you, too, light?"
Stung by his words, and more than stung
by the reference to his short stature, Bel
den had whipped out the sword he had
sheathed and thrown himself into the
"Fight? Ay, I'll fight! Put aside that
meat ax and use a gentleman's tool. I'll
show you that half a man is better than a
whole brute. My wrist ia as fine as yours,
for all your brawn."
That Scammell's blood had o'ercome his
brain was plainly apparent by the way he
threw his heavy saber to the ground and
ran toward the card-sharper. But that fel
low, anticipating his wants, brought up the
point of the weapon which he still held,
and presenting it at the breast of the on
comer, retreated a few steps and cried out
"Nay, nay! Ye shall not have it. Settle
yer brawl as best ye may, but my sword is
miae, an-' with meit shall bide. _By the.look
of it, ye must settle with the three of us.
Pull out o' the pickle, an' ye can ye shall
ha.' no help or steel o' me."
Now while this was going on I had not
been idle with either brain or body. I saw
at once that Lounsbury had become a per
sonage of importance, and that he was un
known to Clinton by sight. That something
of moment was on hand was also discovered,
and it evidently lay in my power to thwart
the matter and confound the British. At
the same time, it would probably spread
ojx-n a path for me to leave the city, and
possibly in some manner show me away to
lay hands on my gold. It was a fair chance
to act upon, and I coul'^in no wis- let harm
come to the young sailor until I knew more
or had been piloted on my way.
This was with my head. With my body I
simply moved to where lay Scammell's
saber, and picked it up.
As I did so, the baffled officer turned and
saw the action. Foiled at every point, and
now unarmed and compassed by three
armed men, he swore and fumed like a bait
I saw the folly of his total loss of temper,
for had he not parted with it he never
would have been placed in his present posi
tion. He had quarreled and well-nigh fought
with three men in as many minute3, while
his blind fury had brought him to where he
was worsted and degraded at oncc.
As he stood there, too proud to retreat
and unable to advance, he glanced hastily
in every direction. In his desperation he
was doubtless looking for his horse and his
pistols in the holsters, and had he found
them there would have been bloodshed.
Btf, his high-spirited animal, frightened at
my act of swinging aloft the 'table and the
sht uts that followed, -had tpssed up head
and tail at once and gone galloping from the
yard, now being nowhere in sight.
And thus we stood for perhaps the space
of half, a minute (though it seemed longer),
while at a distance gathered a number who
Lad been drawn hither by the noise of the
brawl. 'Twas a mighty awkward predica
ment for Scammcll, but Belden .finally put
a period to the matter, and opened a way for
the tory to retreat. Slipping the point of
bin sword into its scabbard, he thrust it
down with a ring, and cried:
"Avast, all hands! We're nothing short
cf a pack of fools. Each of us has had a
thrust at his neighbor, and each in turn
has stood between two others. 'Tis the
prettiest muss I ever saw, so d—n me!
'Twas all beginnings and devil of an ending.
Let's make it up.—Come, Scammell. you
might well go halfway to meet half a man.
By my faith, that's not bad.—-Lounsbury,
I was a bullock myself, and ask pardon for
the bottle. So there's my sop.—Who's
Now my heart warms to a man who is
quick to take fire, whose wrath is like the
touch of a match to gunpowder, the force
(f which is gone when its work is done just
as I hate the sullen spirit of one who nurses
the last spark and sulks until its heat dies
for lack of fanning.
The generosity of the boy—for he was
little else—struck home to me, and 1 was
about offering my hand, when Scammell,
quick to take advantage of the turn of af
fairs, spoke up:
"So let it be if you say so, Belden! I am
overhot from the ride from the outer lines
at Kingsbridge. I'll willingly pass you and
yon fellow"—indicating the trickster with
a jerk of his head—"but I'll not be quits
with your new protege save but for the time
you need him. If Clinton wants him, I'll
spare him the while to do his dirty work, for
on honorable matters he would ne'er employ
such a man while his betters go begging.—
How now, sirrah?" he continued, turning
and advancing toward me. "You are glad
enough to accept the respite, I doubt not.
Will you name time and place to receive
'Tis against my nature to duel in cold
blood but, as my word is passed, I'll carry
through my promise. Where do you put
"At the King's Arms, truckler!"
"Then, sir, you lie close to the rod, for
there I stay also. For the time to meet you,
that must rest with Sir Henry. For the
place, that your howls be not heard by your
fellows, I make it the clump of trees in
Lepner's Meadows [an extensive tract of
drained swamp-land beyond the then city
limits, through about the center of which
now runs the present Canal street]. You
doubtless know the spot. As to the hour,
1 will enlighten you at your quarters as soon
asi may be.—Now, Mr. Belden, I am at your
disposal. Shall we get to headquarters?"
Saying this, I threw to the ground the
tory's saber and turned from him. Instead
of stooping for his side arm, Scammell
stepped around so as to again be before me,
and, though there was no abatement to the
malicious hatred in his eye, his voice fell to
a hoarse whisper as he said:
"By my faith, sir, it were better you had
stood and been run through than to have
ut into my head the matter you have just
given me! More than that. It were better
that you had the devil and his horde
against you than Walter Scammell!"
And bending, he picked up his saber,
sheathed it, threw a careless salute to Bel
den, and walked off, the card-sharper join
ing the throng about the tavern door.
A FAIR PROSPECT.
Left alone with Belden, that worthy
looked mc over slowly, and then holding out
his hand, said:
"On my soul, Lounsbury, you had best
shrive yourself! To tell the truth, I'm
mightily afraid of that fellow, who is no less
the brute 1 called him because I offered to
cry quits. He would be invincible with a
rapier, only he holds the light weapon with
too light a hand. He is all points and .icki,
and, unless you disarm him, ft looks to go
hard with you. You will never get by his
"Thanks," said I, laughing, and taking his
hand. "I've a trick or two, myself. What
does the general want with me now?"
"I have but a fraction of the matter, and
know my place too well to talk of it. Let
us step out but, man, you'll never appea*
at headquarters in such a rig! You would
be barred at the door!"
'Tis but the service of a razor and a
shift of clothes I need, and will soon have.
Will you bear me company to my lodgings?"
He agreed to this, and we set out do\Vn
thte Bowery Lane to the Fields, past tin
provost prison (now the Hall of Records,
City llall Park) and poorhouse, and
plong the Broadway, chatting like two old
friends as we walked.
'Twas a strange coincidence, I thought,,
when I found my companion was attached
to the Sprite, having been on board even at
the time I was telling a false tale of myself
in her cabin, he having been laid up below
through a wound received in a duel while
in Philadelphia. A jolly, light-hearted, dis
sipated boy he was, but as rampant a wor
shiper of royalty as has fallen to my lot to
He could tell me nothing of Mrs. Badely
and her ward, Gertrude King (the latter to
ward whom I had an instinctive leaning),
save that they had long ago left the schoon
er and were in sumptuous quarters on Queen
street. Scammell's passion ior the young
lady was no secret to him, and he made a
coarse joke at the expense of both, for
which I could have wrung his neck.
But all were alike in those days, it seemed
to me, and not once did I hear a woman re
spectfully spoken of, though the maligners
of the sex professed a readiness to lie down
and be trodden on when in the presence of
the least of the ladies of fashion. Such a
fulsome aping of fine manners on the streets
and olf such back-bending and courtesy
ing, froth, and hypocrisy such affectation in
speech and attitude such utter prostra
tion before the god of mode and folly as was
practiced by these puppets of the king in
this small copy of the court, never before or
since has it been the fortune of man to see.
Insincerity, heartlessness, and an absurd
sensitiveness regarding so-called points of
honor ruled the day. And these were the
spirits who were expected to subdue the
hardy yeomanry of America!
But this is neither here nor there.
Well shorn, with a decent ribbon for my
queue, a suit but a shade or two the worse
for wear, and a sword at my thigh for ef
fect, we set off for our destination, Belden
having washed his dirty face and generally
At this time Clinton's headquarters was
cn the Broadway, at No. I, and opposite the
Bowling Green, being the same dwelling
wherein Washington had established him
self while the patriot troops, occupied the'
'Twas strange to me that the British com
mander should have hit upon this house, not
only because of its association, but from the
fact that it was, with some few mansions
to the north, cut off from the rest of the
lity by the bread swath of ruin caused by
the threat tire of September, 1776.
This conflagration had started (God
knows how!) near the Whitehall,
the fanning of a strong wind, had burned
northwest, crossing the Broadway below
Trinity church, and from there laying low
everything clear to the Hudson and north
ward to nigh the city limits. Trinity went
with the rest, but by some mercy St. Paul's
was spared, a3 well as King's college [Co
lumbia college], the fire stopping just short
of Robinson street [now Park Place], on
which stood the latter.
No attempt had been made to rebuiis or
even clear the ruin3, and now 'twas a dan
gerous neighborhood, as the offscourings of
the camp had taken possession of the whole
area, and utilizing old walls, beams, and
sail3, ha-i established a colony of violence
and fi!tt\, which went by th* name of Can
[TO BS coimircwn
HANDY POST LIFTER.
Although Extremely Simple the Im
plement Here Described Never
Falls to Do Its Work.
During the slack of work I have been
doing some fence building1, changing
the boundaries of a large field, which
has necessitated the moving of some 80
or 90 oedar ppsts still in sufficiently
good condition to replant. These posts
had been set, not driven, and had not
been pointed, so that getting them out
of the ground appeared at first a diffi
cult task. Although the sod was wet,
yet after working them loose in all di
rections they stuck so persistently and
required so much tugging, effort and
SUBSTANTIAL POST LIFTER.
time to get them above ground that I
decided to procure some assistance
which would not only be available for
the job in hand, but for future refer
ence. I concluded if I could get a crow
bar with an upturned end, which could
be hammered out to a point at the
blacksmith shop, that it would answer
but, failing in this, I took a stout, sea
soned post about four inches in diam
eter and six or seven feet long and had
It shod with a liehvy piece of iron with
an out-turned point. With this imple
ment, after working them loose, it was
a very easy matter, with the use of an
other post for a fulcrum, to pry out the
old posts, no matter how tenaciously
they stuck.—Guy E. Mitchell, in Farm
GERMAN BEET SUGAR.
Some Authentic Figures from Which
American Furmeri Can Draw
Some figures taken from a sug-ar
trade journal and republished by the
St. Louis Republic show what an as
tonishingly large quantity of sugar the
German beet farmers managed to
raise on a comparatively small quanti
ty of land during the crop year of 1897
98. In this crop year there were 1,080,
256 acres devoted to the cultivation of
sugar beets. The beets worked
amounted to 13,697,891 tons. In the of
ficial table the average yield is set
down at 12.22 tons per acre. Some de
ductions are evidently made, for the
average really figures out 12.68 tons per
acre. Based on raw sugar, the sugar
production is given as 1,844,399 tons.
This would make the yield average
3,763 pounds to the acre. These figures,
if the prevailing conditions of sugar
making in the United States could be
relied on as permanent, would hold out
a promise of profit to American ag
riculturists. According to present in
formation the sugar manufactories in
the United States pay $4 to $4.50 per
ton for sugar beets. Placing the beet
yield at 12.22 tons per acre and esti
mating the prices according to the
standard quoted, between
would be realized for the sugar beets
produced upon an acre of land. This is
more than four times as much as the
average value per Acre for wheat they
raised in 1897, when they had an un
usuall3r good demand and a favorable
acre obtained by American farmers for
the market for its sale.
NOTES FOR THE APIARY.
The greatest hindrance to large honey
crops is letting the bees run short of
stores in spring.
When the brood-chamber becomes so
full of bees that they are somewhat
crowded for room, additional space
should be added.
We cannot look for much surplus
honey if we allow the bees to swarm at
will, because excessive swarming will
be the rule with them.
A colonj' that is Slow in building up
now may have a defective queen or may
have none at all. An examination will
usually disclose the trouble.
Cross, stinging bees are usually the
result of improper handling. Kough
treatment will not succeed, but will ir
ritate the bees almost beyond redemp
tion. In handling do not kill a bee if
you can possibly avoid it.
No one can get aong without a bee
smoker when working with bees even
a specialist does not think of handling
bees without it. The smoker is indis
pensable, and many fail to perform the
work necessary by being without one.
It is a very erroneous idea that some
people have, that bees are always look
ir.g around for some one to attack and
sting. Bees as a rule do not venture an
attack on anyone or anything. They
simply defend, when attacked, in a
vicious manner, and only make a de
fense of their hives and stores.—Jour
nal of Agriculture.
Machine Terras Hand Labor.
A discriminating writer persistently
says that well-equipped farmens who
have lands adapted to potato growing
will grow them by the hundred acres
and with profit, even though .prices
should be low, while those who cannot
afford to own an outfit of machinery
will quit raising them for market. The
man who plants and harvests by band
labor cannot compete in raising for the
market with the one who plants and
harvests with machines any more than
the wheat grower who sows by hand
and harvests with a cradle can.compete
with the grower who runs a feeder and
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MOTORS AND HORSES.
Why the Auto-Mobile Track Will
Sever Interfere with the Draft
The question of whether motor
cycles are to injure our trade in heavy
horses seems to be disturbing some,
but not the fiien most interested. They
know that whatever effect the auto
mobile may have on the trade in light
carriage horses, the effect will be noth
ing on the work of the great draft an
imals. An automobile may do some
thing on an asphaltum pavement, but
even a badly paved road becomes to
it an element of uncertainty. It must
ever work on the principle of a revolv
ing wheel rather than on the principle
of a powerful lever scientifically ap
plied. In a muddy road or a snow
bank what becomes of any vehicle that
has no purchase outside of its smooth
wheels? The foot of the horse plunges
down into the mud and finds bottom,
and gets a purchase for a pull. It will
be a long while before we find a sub
stitute for this particular ability in
the horse. It is the thing that per
mits the horse to draw heavy loads up
muddy hills, over stony roads, across
plowed fields. The horse goes where
the motorcycle cannot follow him.
It was because of this that the steam
plows failed to do the work that had
been planned for them. It was found
that the engines could not make their
way over uneven and soft ground even
when the wheels were specially con
structed. It was once believed that the
steam plow would drive out the horse,
but one would have to go a long ways
to-da3r to get a sight of a steam plow. In
some cases the steam plow carried
with it the planks that must be laid
down before it to enable it to move
The question of good roads is a
great one, but we will not see good
roads everywhere in this generation.
Much less will we see level roads, and
it will require level roads for the mo
torcycle to do effective work in draw
ing large loads. Such roads will not in
crease proportionately with the popu
lation, and if all such roads were used
for motorcycles the demand for horses
would not be diminished in compari
son with that existing at this time.
The horse will continue to retain his
supremacy over all mechanical sub
stitutes. If he be of good quality he
will bring a good price in the future as
at the present time. There is no rea
son why the farmer should not do his
best to produce a high grade animal,
knowing that there are always buyers
ready to pay a good price for him.—
A WAGON HAY RACK.
Mow One Can lie Made nt Home That
Will Prove SntlMfactory for
In constructing a liaj' rack for an or
dinary high wheel farm wagon take
for sides or bedpieces (aa) 2x8x14 feet,
long red elm timber makes the best
material, as it is light and durable. To
these bolt four crosspieces (b) to the
under side lyfjXO inches wide. In the
center place a good strong staple
through which the lower ends of wing
arms pass. Arms (c) are made of 2x4-
HOMEMADE HAT RACK.
inch stuff. Three strips (d) 1x4 are
bolted to those arms in such manner
that they will pass at center without
interfering. This will form wings ex
tending over wagon wheels. If desired,
bottom crosspiece (b, large or small il
lustration) can be made 8 inches wide
and mortised to receive arms, doing
away with staple mentioned above. For
the front guard two pieces 1x5 at base
tapering to 3 inches at top, slightly
curving in toward center, and three
crosspieces mortised into this will make
it complete. This can be bolted inside
to bed pieces by short bolts or full
length rod in such a manner as to per
mit folding down when not in use.
Folding stakes can be placed at back
end or left off, according to choice.
This is termed a three-piece rack and
can be removed or replaced convenient
ly by one person.—11. Logan, in Farm
IniliKCMtion Anions Fowl*.
Indigestion in fowls probably kills
more birds than any other trouble,
with the exception of lice. The fowls
of the farm, having the run of the fields
and pastures, are not likely to be af
fected in this way, but the fowls that
are penned up nearly all the year round
are sure to fall victims in many cases.
The birds that have the run of the
farm obtain a greater variety of food,
and this is why they do not have indi
gestion. They do not feed on an en
tire grain ration. Open their crops and
they will be found to contain grass,
bugs, worms, scraps from the table and
grain. But it makes a bulky mass
that can be handled by the gizzard
with little trouble. We must try to
imitate this with birds that are shut
up, and then indigestion will disap
pear. A breakfast of chopped food
scalded will act as a preventer of indi
Making: Sweet Soap Grenae.
In man}- farmhouses all the scraps of
fat, cooked and uncooked, are thrown
together in a large tub or kettle, where,
exposed to air, it quickly becomes ex
ceedingly offensive to the senses. One
wonders how it can be that such stink
ing grease can be changed into good,
cleansing soap. But it is said the expla
nation is that the thorough boiling
which the grease receives with the lye
destroys all the offensive germs. But it
only does this after much of the value
of the grease has been destroyed. Get
a cake of potash and make a strong lye
of it. Throw this over the grease and
fat, entirely covering it. The grease
will be partly turned into soap by this
and will keep sweet without any waste.
Tomatoes and cabbages seem to do
better when transplanted two or three
times before being set in their perma
nent growing place, and lettuce does
not seem to be \djured in any way by it.
SOME SHORT STOPS
Sapient Saylnars Which Savor Some
what of Wisdom Gleaned from
What we get out of life is just about the
•ize of what we put into it.
Don't judge a man by the scowl on his
face perhaps it wasn't there before he
When a frivolous young lady tells you
how awfully interested she is in the spe
cialty you've spent 20 years trying to learn,
take her word for it, and then change the
It isn't always fair to judge a man by the
hat he wears perhaps it isn't so much a
matter of taste as of salary.
Don't think that because Mrs. Continual
Performance is busy she is necessarily do
ing something. The science of rowing is
to get over the greatest distance with the
It is a mistake to imagine that because
tieople listen to you they are interested in
hearing you talk about yourself poverty
isn't the only recipient of charity.
Don't congratulate yourself that because
Busyman didn't throw you out of his office
he was necessarily glad you had dis
turbed him with a social call. He smiled
when you went out—not when you came in.
—Detroit Free Press.
Exhibit* at Paris.
There will be a large exhibit from this
country at the Paris exposition in 1900,
which will prove very interesting to all who
may attend, but no more so than the news
that the famous American remedy, Hostet
ter's Stomach Bitters, will positively cure
dyspepsia, indigestion, constipation, bilious
ness and nervousness. To all sufferers of
the above complaints a trial is recommend
ed, with the assurance that when honestly
used a cure will be effected. It also tones
up the entire system.
"How is it Wilkins over,there, looks so
cool when everything else is sweltering?"
"Ah, Wilkins is smart. Do you see those
old papers he is reading? Well, they contain
the account of February's blizzard. Every
time Wilkins begins to feel the least bit
warm he reads about the twenty-some be
low zero and shivers. His scheme is cooler
than fans and cheaper than ice."—Chicago
Do Yonr Feet Ache and Burn?
Shake into your shoes, Allen's Foot-Ease,
a powder for the feet. It makestlghtor New
Shoos feel Easy. Cures Corns, Bunions,
Swollen, Hot, Callous, Sore, and Sweating
Feet. All Druggists und Shoe Stores sell
it. 25c. Sample sent FREE. Address.
Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
Would lie llad Form.
"No real gentleman, Mr. Hopkins, would
ever have his photograph taken in a dress
"What do you mean, Miss Simpkins?"
"In order to do so he would have to wear
it in daylight."—The Rival.
D. Y. P. V„ Richmond, Va., July 1U-1U,
Via Big Four and Chesapeake & Ohio Ry's.
One Fare Round Trip tickets on sale July
11-12-13—good to return until July 31st. Can
be extended to August 15tli. For full infor
mation and description pamphlets address
J. C. Tucker, G. N. A., 234 N. Clark St.,
Greene—What a far-away iook that poet
I)e Witt—Yes he's thinking of his last
When a girl is interested in a man, if he
isn't bdwlegged and squint-eyed, she savs
he is as "handsome as a Greek god."—N. Y.
We believe, in spite of statistics, that
more girls kill themselves eating pickles
than kill themselves skipping rope.—Detroit
To Cure a Cold la Oae Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinino Tablets. All
druggists refund money If it fails to cure. 25c.
It is not creditable for any girl to have
several young men "on the string."—Atch
I cannot speak too .highly of Piso's Cure
for Consumption.—Mrs. Frank Mobbg, 215
W. 22d St., New York, Oct. 21), 1894.
Dreamers are the world's great archi
tects the toilers are its builders.—L. A. W.
Laziness makes all tasks seem hard in
dustry makes them seem light.—L. A. W.
Hail's Catarrh Care
Is taken Internally. Price 75c.
Drift: it is just as pleasant down the'river
Great Tammany Leader.
[The Catarrh of Summer.]
Congressman Amos J. Cummlngs.
New York, Oct. 11th, 1898.
Pe-ru-na Drug M'f'g Co., Columbus, O.
Gentlemen—Pe-ru-na is good for ca
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reserve. Sincc my return I have not
suffered from catarrh, but if I do I shall
use Pe-ru-na again. Meantime you
might send me another bottle.
Yours, Amos J. Cummings, M. C.
Summer catarrh assumes various
forms. It produces dyspepsia and
bowel complaint. It causes biliousness
and diseases of the liver. It deranges
the kidneys and bladder. Summer ca
tarrh may derange the whole nervous
system, when it is known to the medical
profession as a systemic catarrh. Pe
ru-na is a specific for all these forms of
catarrh. Pe-ru-na never disappoints.
Address Dr. Hartman, Columbus, Ohio,
for a free book on summer catarrh.
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Here the voice/of counsel for the defenM/J
thrilled with emotion. ip
"Gentlemen of the jury," he cried, "you
cannot believe the prisoner to be the cool,
calculating villain the prosecution woula
make him out to be! Were he cool and cal
culating would he have murdered his wife,
as he is accused of doing? Would he not
rather have spared her in order that she
might be here at this trial to weep for him
ana influence your verdict with her tears?"
Only the thoughtless think lawyers do not
assist the ends of justice.—Detroit Journal.
"She has a remarkable voice."
"In which respect?"
"No wonder. She used to call a logging
camp to dinner."—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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liver and bowels, without weakening
or irritating them, make it the ideal
In the process of manufacturing figs
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remedy are obtained from senna and
other aromatic plants, by a method
known to the California Fio Syrup
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