tMaaatfc thr fciBMr, mt,
•tapes mat stars apoa tky breast
•tripes ot raff Mine and pain,
BMW MMWm bMri
CilM la camp, on battle plain,'
Called to do and dare
Stan an thine, promotion hlsh.
Warrior, thou hast won—
Star* above the star-lit sky.
Aad the word "Well done!"
What thou*h ruined Ilea thy tent
On the camping ground,
Ansel sentries, earthward sent.
Guard their ceaseless round.
Rest beneath thy banner, rest.
Short shall be thy aleep
Stare and stripes upon thy breast
Ansel guards to keep.
Soon shall come the call "Arise!"
Soldier of the free
Shouts of victors through the sides
Sound thy revllle.
Smaller Carter, In N. Y. Observer.
THE PIECE OF GOLD I
Lucien Hem saw his last
hundred-franc note gripped by
the bankkeeper's rake, and rose from
the roulette table, where he had lost
the last fragments of his little fortune,
collected for this supreme struggle,
he felt gi'idy and thought he was go
ing to tall.
With a dizzy head and tottering legs
lie threw himself down upon the broad
leathern settee surrounding the play
For some minutes, he gazed vacantly
on the clandestine gambling-house, in
which he had squandered the best
years of his youth, recognized the rav
aged facest of the gamblers, crudely
lighted up by the three large shaded
lamps listened to the light jingle of
gold on the cloth-covered table felt
that he was ruined, lost recollected
that he had at home the pair of regu
lation pistols which his father, Gen.
Hem, then a simple captain, had used
ao well in the-attack of Zaatcha then,
overcome by fatigue, he sank into a
When he arose, with a parched
mouth, be saw by the clock that he had
slept for barely half an hour, and felt
an imperious need for breathing the
night air. The clock hands marked a
quarter before midnight.
At that moment old Dronski—a pil
Jar of the gambling-house, the classic
pole, wearing the threadbare hooded
wdolen cloak, ornamented all over with
grease stains—approached Lucien, and
muttered a few words in his grizzled
"Len«l me a five-franc piece, mon
sieur. It's now two days since I've
stirred out of the club, and for two
days the '17' has never turned up.
Laught at me if you like, but I'll suffer
my hand to be cut off if that number
does not turn up on the stroke of mid
Lucien Hem shrugged his shoulders.
,, He had not even enough in his pocket
to meet this tax, which the frequcrt
era of the place called "te Pole's hun
dred sous." He passed into the ante
chamber, took his hat and fur cor.t,
and descended the stairs with feverish
Since four o'clock, when Lucien had
shut himself up in the gaming-house,
\vsnowhad fallen heavily, and the street
—a street in the center of Paris, very
narrow, and built with great houses
"on either side—was completely white
In the calm sky, blue-black, the cold
The ruined gambler shuddered uii
der his furs and \valked away, his mind
still teeming with thoughts of de
spair, and more than ever returning
to the remembrance of the ease of
pistols which awaited him in one of
I his drawers but after moving forward
a few steps, he stopped suddenly be
fore a heart-wringing sight.
On a stone bench, placed according
to old custom near the door of a man
sion, a little girl of six or seven years
of age, dressed in a ragged black frock,
waB sitting in the snow. She was sleep'
ling, in spite of the cruel cold, in an
attitude of frightful fatigue and ex
haustion her poor little head and tiny
,shoulder pressed as if they had sunk
Into an angle of the wall, and reposing
on the icy stone. One of her wooden
shoes had fallen from her foot, which
hung helplessly and lugubriously be
With a mechanical gesture Lucien
put his hand to his waistcoat pocket,
but a moment afterward he recollected
that he had not been able to And even
a forgotten piece of 20 sous, and had
been obliged to leave the club without
giving the customary "tip" to the club
attendant yet, moved by an instinctive
feeling of pity, he approached the little
girl, and might, perhaps, have taken
lier in his arms, and given her a night's
lodging, when in the wooden shoe
which had slipped from her foot he
saw something glitter.
He stooped. It wasagoldeoin.
Some charitable person, doubtless
some lady, had passed by, had seen on
this night the little wooden shoe lying
In front of the sleeping child, and, re
calling the touching legend, had placed
there, with a secret hand, a magnificent
offering, so that this poor abandoned
one might believe in presents made for
the infant Saviour, and preserve, in
spite of her misfortune, gome confi
II dence and some hope in the goodness of
A gold piece! It was several days of
Jjstest and riches for the beggar, and
Lucien was on the point of waking her
•i^it to tell her this, when he heard near
'liia ear, as in-a hallucination, a voice—
the voice of the Pole, with its coarse,
trawling accent, almost whispering:
£.?. "It's now two days since I stirred out
(1m club, and for two days the
^seventeen* has never turned up. I'll
suffer my hand to be cut off if that
wnnber does net tarn the stroke
Then this yonng man ot threes
twenty. descended tram a race of hon
est men, who bore a proud military
name, and who had never swerved tram
the path of honor, conceived a fright
ful idea. He was seised with a mad,
hysterical, monstrous desire. After
glancing on all sides, to make sure
that he was alone in a deserted street,
be bent his knee, and. carefully out
stretching his trembling hand, hestola
the gold piece from the fallen shoe!
Hurrying, then, with all his speed,
he returned to the gambling house,
scaled the stairs two and three at a
stride, and entering the accursed play
room as the first stroke of midnight
was sounding, placed the piece of gold
on the green cloth, and cried:
"I stake on the 17!"
The 17 won.
With a turn of the hand Lucien
pushed the 36 louis to the "red."
The "red" won.
He left the 72 louis on the same color.
The "red" again won.
Twice he "doubled"—three times—
always with the same success. He had
now before him a pile of gold and
notes, and began to scatter stakes all
over the board. All his bets were for
tunate. His luck was unheard of,
supernatural. It might bave been im
agined that the little ivory bail danc
ing in the roulette was magnetized,
fascinated by the eyes of this player,
and obedient to him. In a dozen stakes
he had recovered the few wretched
thousand-franc notes, his last re
sources, which he had lost at the begin
ning of the evening.
Now, staking 200 or 300 louis at a
time, and aided by a strange run of
luck, he was on the way of regaining,
and more, besides, the hereditary cap
ital he had squandered in so few years,
and reconstituting his fortune.
In his eagerness to return to the
gaming table, he had not taken off his
fur coat. Already he. had crammed
the larger pockets with bundle* of
notes and rouleaux of gold pieces, and,
not knowing where to heap his.win
nings, he now loaded the inner and ex
terior pockets of his frock coat, the
pockets of his vest and trousers, his
handkerchief—everything that oould
be made to hold his money.
And still he played, and still he won.
like a madman, like a drunken man!
Only something like a red-hot iron
was in his htart, and he thought of
nothing but of the little mendicant
sleeping in the snow, whom he had
"Is she still at the same spot? Sure
ly she is still there? Presently—yes,
when one o'clock strikes'—I swear it!
I will quit this place. I will take her
sleeping in my arms and carry her to
my home. I will put her in to my warm
bed. I will bring her up, give her a
dowry, love her as if she were my own
daughter, care for her always, al
But the cl6ck struck one, and then a
quarter, and a half, and three-quar
And Lucien was still seated at the
At length, one minute before two
o'clock, the keeper of the bank rose
abruptly and said in a loud voice:
"The bank is broken, gentlemen—
enough for to-day."
With a bound Lucien was on his
feet. Roughly pushing aside the gam'
biers who surrounded and regarded
him with envious admiration, he hur
ried away quickly, sprang down the
stairs, and ran all the way to the
stone bench. In the distance by the
light of the lamp he saw the little
"Heaven be praised!" he said. "She
is still there."
He approached her. He took her
"Oh, how cold she is, poor little
He took her under the arms and
raised her, so that he might Cirry her.
Her head fell back without her awak
"How soundly children of her age
He pressed her against his bosom to
warm her, and, seized by a vague dis
quietude and with a view to rousing
her out of this heavy slumber, he
kissed her eyelid®.
Then it was that he perceived with
terror that these eyelids were half
open, showing the eyeballs—glassy,
lightless, motionless. Upon his brain
flashed a horrible suspicion. He placed
his mouth close to that of the little
girl. No breath came from it.
While with the gold piece, which
he had stolen from the mendicant, Lu
cien had won a fortune at the gam
ing table, the homeless child bad died
—died of cold.
At the present time Lucien Hem is
a lieutenant in the First.regiment of
Chasseurs d'Afrique. He has only his
pay to live upon, but he contrives to
make it suffice, being a steady officer
and never touching a card. It appears
even that he has found the means
of saving, for the other day at Algiers
one of his comrades, who was follow
ing him at a few paces distant in one
of the hilly streets of the Kasha, saw
him give something in charity to a
little Spanish girl sleeping in a door
way, and had the indiscretion to see
what it was that Lucien had given the
Great was his surprise at the poor
Lucien Hem had put into the hand
of the poor child a piece of gold!—
From the French of Francois Coppee
Procure two shin marrow bones, tie
a cloth over the top of the bones, which
must be protected by a cap of coarse
dough, to be removed when the bones
are cooked. Boil briskly for three
quarters of an hour .then scoop out
the marrow, mix it with a little but
ter, and spread thickly upon portions
of buttered aid toasted bread. Sprin
kle with cayenne and salt, and serve
very hot for dinner, or as a luncheon
Maw Keep the Cowa la
Cesiltlea «f Health aad I«
ISN PMsalarr IMC*U.
Twice eaph day, 14 times each week,
our cows are driven from the field to
the stable during pasture season and
milked, each cow tied in her own atall
and ted a supplementary ration of
grain, but not a balanced one exeept
that it aids digestion and aasimilation
with pasture consumed during the day.
This grain ration is made up largely of
bran, with 25 per eent. of chop added.
We do not feed grain for the purpose ot
quieting our cows, but for the specifio
purpose of obtaining revenue, and al
ways feel that it pays to do it in such
a degree as good judgment permits.
Our cows are driven quietly to and
from field, which is not far, nor should
it be distant. We saw a man go. one
mile to a rented pasture to milk. This
was on the right side of economy as
Against driving cows the distance to
»n«i from pasture. We fear some of our
dairymen are not sufficiently careful
during the summer in caring for
atables, keeping them cleanly and re
moving daily some of the products that
soon produce noisome odors. Every
thing should be kept absolutely clean
and every stain dusted with gypsum or
what la almost as good, common road
Almost daily our stalls are swept and
the walk behind treated likewise, so
that they present a tempting place for
the cows to go to eat and rest while
they are speedily palled. We advocate
rapid milking when done in a masterly
way. In fly time a burlap cover closed
up at the rear is thrown over a cow
while milking her, and she stands per
fectly quiet and cannot use her tail to
the annoyance of the milker. Udders
and teats are dusted before milking,
thus avoiding foreign substances get
ting into the milk, which we consider
very important. At once after cows are
milked they are turned out to avoid
soiling the trench. We are poor au
thority on kicking cows. The best way
to break them is not to have them.
Kicking cows are, we think, the result
of poor handling and training.—George
E. Scott, in National Stockman.
HAULING CORN FODDER.
Description of a Sled That Is Easier
and Far More Convenient
Than Any W«(on,
A handy sled for hauling corn fodder
from the field to-the rick or barn is
shown herewith. It is far easier and
more convenient than a wagon. I drive
within a foot of the shock, push the
shock over with a pitchfork and the
tnan on the sled takes hold of the top
and pulls while the man with the fork
pushes. I begin loading at the front
eud, and fill one side, then fill the other.
Then drive to where it is wanted and
set the shocks off whole. This mehod
is better than stacking, as it does nol
break up or waste it. I want to haul
ftT.mn FOR HAULING CORNFODDER.
every shock of my corn up and set it
off around the lots so I won't have to
go out blizzardy days and get it from
the field. I use four horses abreast on
it, for the field is hilly and a good ways
to haul. Dimensions are: Hickory
runner poles 18% feet long and six
inches at butt, four feeit four inches
apart. Cross pieces are ten feet long,
hickory poles hewn down about square
and bolted to runners. The runners
want to be braced strongly in front so
they won't pull together. The boards
are 16 feet, outside pieces four by four
inches to add strength. Runners have
two-inch holes bored in them for
stakes, which are of hickory. The
front ones fit tight, but the back ones
are loose,, so they may be removed
when putting the last shcck on.—J. T.
Hubbard, in Farm and Home.
HINTS FOR DAIRYMEN.
Do not depend on beauty of form in
the selection of the good dairy cow
alone. One among the best butter cows
we ever possessed was of undeniable
"scrub" origin and exceedingly angular.
While a great many people find fault
with the Devon on account Of their long
horns, yet they have proven themselves
a good beef cattle besides, they have
excellent milking qualities.
In the Elgin district there are prob
ably produced 100,000 pounds of but
ter per day, which would require 2,500,
000 pounds of milk and a loss of ten
cents per hundred would mean a loss of
$2,500 per day, or nearly $1,000,000 a
One really good cow will furnish as
much milk as two ordinary ones, while
the one will cost but half as much as
the two for keeping. In the latter case
the profit all goes in keeping the extra
cow. If we would prosper we must
keep our wits awake.
Skip one feeding period after the calf
is removed so it will have a good appe
tite, then give from three to four pints
of whole milk fresh from the cow it
will then drink without the finger.
Feed only twice a day and the first week
feed its mother's milk fresh.—Western
It to Cssiislaetly
dasted mm teas* Baale.
The barn portrayed herewith Is built
upon a large seale, holding 100 tons ot
hay. The extreme measurements are
sketched CO bj 90 feet. The center or
main part A A Is about 24 feet wide
and 76 feet long by 24 high, and is
filled with hay from the ground up
a a a a are self-feeding chutes, 4 feet
wide, extending the whole length and
height of the main part, opened about
3 feet on the outside at bottom the
side of the chute next to the hay is
left open at different distances from
THE GROUND PLAN.
top to bottom, so that as hay is fed
out there will be openings further
down. The hay runs down to within
about 2 feet of the. bottom in the
chute, where it rests upon a floor
which is the bottom of the manger,
C, running out about 2 feet be
yond the outside of the chute B,
and are each 14 feet wide.
In are marked separate stalls
which are absent in C, but can be
arranged according to circumstances,
with or without. There is, however,
room left behind so that a team and
wagon can be driven through for
cleaning barn. E and may be used
for younger stock for extra care.
is a box stall about 10 by 12 feet.
6 3 I
FRONT AND END VIEWS.
is a feed room. The numbers repre
sents doors of different width, some
of which could be dispensed with, or
others added, according to circum
stances 2, 3,9 and 10 are each about
7 feet wide hung upon rollers 11, 5,
6,7 and 15 are 10 feet wide 1 is about
12 feet hung upon hinges 8, 8, 12,13
and 14 may be quite small. If desired,
a gangway in front of the mangers
may be made, 3 feet wide and about
6 feet higli," as represented by dotted
lines b, with door at 4, and a
small chute made across manger at
intervals through which to feed grain.
The elevations as shown by the
smaller cuts are the end views. Doors
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, correspond to
the same figures in the ground plan.
The outside shed is about 10 feet high
by 14 feet wide, extending clear
round the main part with the excep
tion of the one end. Below where
the roof of the addition strikes the
main part, the inside need not be
boarded up tight along the chutes
and by being well braced will dis
pense with all boarding except the
outside.—Farm and Home.
A Minnesota Man Considers This the
Most Important Problem
of the Dalrr.
After five years' experience I find
that this is a most important prob
lem. If tbe yield from the creamery is
poor, especially in quality, the man
ager should investigate and if the fault
lies with the butter maker, he should
secure another one, as good men can
be secured if reasonable salaries are
paid. If the fault is with tbe patrons,
it will be more difficult to remedy, but
firmness at the weigh can will usually
bring about the desired change. Pack
ages should be neat and clean and put
up in accordance with the demands of
the market. The safest package for
our Minnesota creameries is the 56'
pound ash tub. The bulk of tbe goods
goes to New York. By combining and
shipping in carloads a saving of ten
cents per cwt. can be effected. If you
have a good commission house do not
leave it. Investigate new firms care
fully, even before shipping a trial lot.
I do not like the idea of having one man
to handle the butter on a salary. I
would divide shipments several times
and make careful comparisons of re
turns, considering not only tbe price,
but the weight. It would be well for
creameries to send their secretary or
manager to study the market to which
they ship. Beware of tempting offers
from outside houses or wholesale gro
cers and never ship to them without
investigating references carefully.—
Orange Judd Farmer.
Don't Worry tbe Cow.
A rough, quick-tempered man should
never be tolerated around the cow
stable. The cow loves quietiude. Any
disturbance which excites her lessens
if it does not stop the secretion and flow
of milk. It is very easy for an employe,
by kicking and beating a cow just be
fore or while he is milking, to lessen
her milk flow by one-half. This is
called "holding up" the milk. It is
really a prevention of milk secretion,
and the milk thus lost does not come
down at any subsequent milking.—
.The less ot Cuba means to Spain the loss of
the very sustenance of the nation.
Mr tax ridden people are crying for bread,
la the ante way the Iocs of your once vig-
appetite means poverty aad starvation
te Mir Body, (f say reader of this paper
wishes to be as buncry- again as when a child,
and wants to fully enjoy hearty meals, we
can recommend Hoe tetter's Stomach Bit
ters. It cures indigestion, dyspepsia sad
No wonder the colonel got mad. He was
shot in the leg at Santiago, aad oa coming
honk was deservedly a hero. He was met
by one of these fussy old chaps who likes
te hear himself talk and who broke out
with: "Why, colonel, I see that you limp.
What's the matter with you?"
'Veil out of bed!" toated the colonel.
"Oon't you read the papers?"—Detroit Free
by local applications, as they cannot reach
the diseased portion of the ear. There is
only one way to cure deafness, and that is
by constitutional remedies. Deafness is
caused by an inflamed condition of the mu
cous lining of the Eustachian Tube. When
this tube gets inflamed you have a rumbling
sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is
entirely closed deafness is tbe-result, and
unlets the inflammation can be taken out
and.this tube restored to its normal con
dition, hearing will be destroyed forever
nine cases of of ten are caused by catarrh,
which is nothing but an inflamed condition
of the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case, of Deafness (caused by catarrh that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Send for circulars, tree.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
All's FamilyPills are the best.
"Dei trouble wif some men dat knows
heap, said Uncle Eben, "is dat dey hab sech
a positive way o' tellin' it dat dey makes
folks too mad to listen."—Washington Star.
Can't work? Stiff and sore from cold?
.Jacobs Oil—work to-morrow.
"Folks dat insists on habbin' dar own
way," said Uncle Eben, "runs a good deal
o' risk in not habbin' no one ter blame when
tings goes wrong."—Washington Star.
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When a fellow is feeling bad he makes up
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gets well he forgets all about it.—Washing
ton (la.) Democrat.
Only a sprain? You may be a cripple. St.
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Professor (in medical college)—"What is
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Bright Student—"Sneeze, sir!"—Yonkew
uropsy treated free by Dr. H. H. Green's
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The servant girl who doesn't know her
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thing which is power.—Detroit Journal.
A center shot. St. Jacobs Oil strikes Sci
atica and it is killed.
The first proof of a man's incapacity for
anything is nis endeavor to fix the stigma of
fauure upon others.—Haydon.
I am entirely cured of hemorrhage of
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Louisa Lindaman, Bethany, Mo., Jan. 8, '01.
A man is known by the company he keeps
but a woman is never herself before
tains ptomaines. In ant
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Not every boy who has his picture taken
holding a fiddle can play.—Washington (la.)
Surely tbe best thing out is St. Jacobs Oil
Some of the highest-priced stuff the apoth
3ary sells is a drug on the market.—Golden
Cold In One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.. All
druggists refund money if it fails to cure. 25c.
In warning there is strength.—Lew Wal
A mule, a kick, man sick. St. Jacobs Oil
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STORIES OF RELIEF.
Two Letters to Mrs. Pinkham.
Mrs. JOHN WILLIAMS, English
N. J., writes:
DEAR Mns. PINKHAM:—I cannot be
gin to tell you how I suffered before
taking your remedies. I was so weak
that I couldhardly walk across the floor
without falling. I had womb trouble
and such a bearing-down feeling also
suffered with my back and limbs, pain
in womb, inflammation of the bladder,
piles and indigestion. Before I had
taken one bottle of Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound I felt a great deal
better, and after taking two and one
half bottles and half a box of your
Liver Pills I was cured. If more would
take your medicine they would not
bave to suffer so much."
Mrs. JOSEPH PETEBBOV, 513 East St.,
Warren, Pa., writes:
"DEAR MRS. PINKHAM:—I have suf
fered with womb trouble over fifteen
years. I had Inflammation, enlarge
ment and displacement of the womb.
I had the backache constantly, also
headache, and was so dizzy. I had
heart trouble, it seemed as though my
heart was in my throat at times chok
ing me. I could not walk around and
I could not lie down, for then my heart
would beat so fast I would feel as
though I was smothering. I had to
sit up in bed nights
in order to breathe,
I was so weak I conld not do any
have now taken several bot
tles of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound, and used three pack
ages of Sanative Wash, and can say
I am perfectly cured. I do not think
I could have lived long if Mrs. Pink
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cough congests die lining
membrane of your lungs.
Ceasetearing your throat
and lungs in this way.
Put the parts at rest and
rive them a chance to
heal. You will need some
help to do this, and you
will find it in
From the first dose the
ulet and rest begin: the
in the throat
ceases die spasm weak
ens the cough disap
pears. Do not wsit for
pneumonia and con
sumption but cut short
your cold without delsy.
Dr. Ayer*s Cherry peo
toral Plaster should be
oyer the longs of every per
son troubled with a cough.
Write to tbe Doctor.
tTnotnal opportunities sad long ex
perience eminently qualify ui (or
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