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CUfiRCNT NOTES OF DISCOV ERY AND INVENTION. iTablug a I.lf rreservee A To-llealet SnaUa A Calf with Three x-i - Thy alrlam' I'rr rliKt. di lilrrrulati la (.rriu Tucorir. rrvi AVE up nil tbe corks ycu can find. Their only use Isn't to slop up old bot tles, r.verjr boy known this It he li.u been In need of a fishing bobbe r or If he ever want ed to Rive bit faro a tucru black with burnt cork. Hut there's still another use that perhaps lie bau'J 'hone lit of. A com- purutl'"' ie cork-will make an ex rv,l llfo preserver. Take a tout Tii's ono such a flour com".i in will ! iid after cutting a quantity of Vork Into small bit empty them Into It. Tin o sew up the open cud of the bag anil divide tho rork crumb Into two emml pari, shaking ore part Into each cud of the ban. where It should lie In a firm. conip.vt toil. Now sew tho I a 5 r. roF Just Ituiihi of the.ic rolU, ro that they will be held l'r:uly Is place. A pa'r of short rloth Mrnps may be added lo faj.ten t'10 preserver to th body. When In plu.o tho two cork roll will be under the immcr's arm, the flit and empty part of th bag nrioss 111 chest and the tiop fastened at hi bock. The iifs preset vcr will not only keep a boy tale in the water fc.it will assist greatly In teaching hlra to lm. MATTEna of iNTenr.sr AGRICULTURISTS. TO FARM AND GARDEN: biiiiy vt uirtA pv-tuia. Ail uusi iruiii flixii or Willi thuuld b burned, and dust should b wiped from fiirnltur much a pnrslble, then the dusting cloth thoroughly cleansed. If there I disease In the house, aa excellent way to destroy germ I to place all cloth ing that cannot be scalded In a moder ately warm oven winch may be (lowly heated to ii tiiir; pitch. If a pan of water Is placed In the oven, and the article do not come In contact with the ni"tnl aidei, there U very Utile dan- Kir of aeorchlug. Another good wy I to Iron tho plows with a very hot Iron. Thla will. In nine case out of ten, utterly deatroy all germ of con taglou disease. A Talf with Thra Lee. There la a calf In Bhlckahinny, Pa., that ha Just enough legs for a milk ing itool, but not enough within one for a calf. The calf name I lien. He I the ion of an ordinary coir, but Den I no ordinary calf, lie run and jump and frlkk and butt like any ordinary calf, using hi tingle foreleg aa a sort of Jumping pole, but evcrytime be make an ambition butt at tbe chil dren of bl ownor. 8. C. McDanlela, be fall all In a shamc-facrd heap. Den 1 y tut wors. B:it It ha tapped that not qulisj rn-iucu lolii wn 1 T. m lp-to-1ut Hint A boat CnltWe Una of the Holt and Vlelda Ihrreof Ilarilrultare, Vlllcultur and I tori aaltara. E3 m w f.Lidtl In tho r.'ilul f"-''1 R "' fiom cut worm, and plum ee,uinr wue tuUlly i! ii'.ri J c 1. Why o Few ritinis: Rcveral have n?ked wfcy tho native plum bore ao Ihyiy this season, a they blossomed very full ind we had a mild winter and r.9 froiL "Nvree u very almple. Iii)letan lri'rllfHta. The president of the American Thar sincctittral Am-elation l,n analvzsd t7v) pics, riptions and cnnil-cl over SO ('ii QOvtit :o:.n1. Tim e evauilns- llcma fho'icl that (rtly seviiit Ci veje Utile druri were pre.crilie. and ten with a metallic ba?i.-. Over rt:;e hun flred vepetal le drupa reconlz d by thi J'harir.acopof la were not u.el at all It wm further demonstrated that largo umnlier of physician iir.e pro trletnry arllc'.ca. not Inelndlng elixir pill, tablet and flulil cirirt. In Ihl ainie coanertlon It may i"t ro- ii'arked that luiril a! men are return lug to the old practice of leaving rued b lue with their pa'.li nt. In tho old rnddlo bag il.in. v. drug (tore were few and n.eliciniii difficult If no Impo-aille to (jli!..ln, th ("odor alway brout hi irit ttoro with him and ri'ifcd out his pills and prt'clcra to ult the r.red of tho ft terly tha phjilclan hnn been In tl e h..l It of writ Ing hi preset ;pnn, xvh'.ca I lilic l out at tho pharmn-y. There havo been very many caaei, however, when the wrong drujj were prci-rlhel. and If the drutrg.st taw ft. artlc'.ei not men tioned In tho p:ecrlp!irn wcr itibatl tutej. Th! h-a nv.n'.iy been done when th rupply h;a r.in out. In any event It h a wo: r iipa'd- practice. So much of thi ha b-en done that doc tor have fo.:;id it neer.ary. In order to feel ure of thieffc t of their rem edla. to ceiTC I dl'le presred by rrllatle Drni yid knon lo be accord ing to repreestat lot. TI1I.1 cf ronrac h.is It adyaairso boih to dor-or and patlcrt, anj! rj the cut.!:i 0.' carrying theo arm j lnrre.ie, It will no doubt become more ropul.tr. A Two-llrilr.l Hnak. Cmjamln Franklin ompareJ a man with two Int.vtata or pollcie to a tn&ke with to heads, wr.l-.U, pointing In dlffcient cllicctiorii. were Ilka to catch In the ur.derOJj. That hi almlle was nit aUr:-:hrr fanciful will be een from the llhutrition we pub llt. which reprcer.t a double head id rake kll!.d on the "Foreet Hall" emate by Mr. Ned;RAte at Knyana, R.Mith Africa, while fig.it ng with a cat. The anake la cf dark brown color, with IlKh'cr rltut, but tho hemli arc black It la a half-crown fpeelmen of a non' ioioiioiia variety, anil atiout eight tnebe long. Air. liaucro.'l ha alco weigh 2') poundi. He 1 perfectly developed In all rpccta ave the one. The funic g hi ha I on tbo l ft aide, but where the right ahould bo Joined on there I no trace of a ahoulder blaJc. ile la worth more to hi owoer than If be were n plain ordinary veal calf, for Mi McDinlel baa mad a pretty mm cihtMtirig Llm to tbe won dering reiidcnta of tbo turroundlng town. Itangrr la MielllWTi. A Inrge tiuinbcr of cnaea of typhoid fever In and a'njiit Hrlghton, Ungiand, have led to Inveattgatlon of tho came of this discfiv. It ha been found that In a family where only one perion ato he'.;tUh. that peraon wa utually the one attacked. Tii.ro were varlou de gree of a verity In this fever. In onie cane t wa mild and complicated with other maladUa; In other very evere and with a fatal endxg, and the Inter nudiate cocdltlou teaiountly severe but with a long period occupied by cor.val' :cnrc. Th uppojltloo In moit cf these rie was that the ytra wae able to throw c(I n portion of the poUiin, cr to to neutralize It that the luDrrcr wa able t-i ovircomo It ef fects. In almost all of the carca It was found that the watfr from which the he!inh were taken wa;, to a greater or leu extiot, contaminated with tew- age. Thla accountej directly for the d i tease. The scientist who t:ad teen at work upon thla subject aayt that there I no d.iubt that thcllflsh contam inated w ith sewage can, and do, convey enteric fever, but that, of coure. It dexj not follow that every aaelltlnh from a contaminated source contain typhoid tarlllu. nor that. If It did. It I necemary that every one who eat an Infected thdlfish ahould develop tj phoid fever. While tho b'.noi,,-, .ere expanded we Lad contlnuou niolut or rainy weather lu moit neighborhood!!, which wu tot favorable for pollination. In some nclKhborhooda tho un shone more and plum were quit plentiful. Hut on soil where the tree sudered aevereiy laat summer from drouth the blossoms lun( spring of the native plum were not perfect. On the college ground our trectt on hardpan, within lx feet of the urface, blocwmed very full, but riot one bliiMioui In abun tred was pcifecU In our work In cromng It wu dlflicult to find a bloHom with a per'ect plxtll and not one of our crostcd bloaaom developed a plum. Hut ou more favor able uil tho llosjom were perfect and fruited well whtre a few hour of urn li.ne camo at the right time. Many com field also how tha effect of inolat weuther. Wueu th period cam tor filling out be ear sereisl days of m"iat weather prevented the flying of pollen. Hence In some celghbornood the corn I not Tiled out on most of the cara, while In other where tbe wtathcr ftwicd the ear arc perfect. Tha NlaUlH floor. There la no doubt about the durabil ity and dfiilrablllty of cement toor for stables, for walks and many other purpore. and where the rltht kind of sand or gravel ran be bad without much roet such floors aro nc f xpewlve as to fir jt toet, ard In tha long nin would be rheflper thau wood. The ma terials required are Portland cement (Inferior cement la net likely to lo rat Irfactory, end la quite furo to bo tho coflimt In the end), end z'oi. rhrrn, clean sand or co,-,ra cravcl. If the lat ter ccctaina some s'.ones up to the t!: of a hen s eg, no barn will te done. Tbe sand or jtiavtl must t free from earthy sv.bstAnccn. Clay or moid In It will mnko wtak placei In tbo floor, maklrs It rraetlcally worthlees. The proponlona tf tho two should be ono of cement to four of iuid, which makes a atror.g but not very smooth fabric. If a fine, ST.onth Ci.l:.h Is required. make a thinner mortar cf l.nif and bclf f.ne smd ar.d cement end apply a thin coat, aay half an Inch thick, after the greater part of It wouid be pre- the first has icL If where It will not tented to the rcotx of plant at once, (recto, auy 10IIJ earth foundation will and Ita eflecta wculd r.o doubt be ap- do, inn If frcciirg and Leaving are parent In th eaon'a crop. Tbe read- posilble, make tho lsc of aar.dy o!l er will readily undcistand that It la well compactei!. Thee rrent bajorhould nelcia to apply commercial fertiliser not a r,0r:ar, n fur flustering t'LLETIN 115, of Cornell !"nlvcrlty experiment stailon. speaking of the texturo of soil, anyn; Every good far mer knows that a hard and lumpy oil will not grow good crop, no mat ter how much plant rood It may contain. A clay soli which has been producing good crop for any nnmber of ycara nn;y be ao seriously Injured by one Injudicious plowing In a wet time as to ruin It for the growing of crops for two or throe years. The Injury lies In tbo modification of Its physical texture, not In tbe lesmiulng sf Ita fertility. A sandy soil may also be seriously Impaired for the growing of any crop If tha humui or decaying organic matter Is allowed to burn cut of It. It then become leachy. It quickly lonca Its moisture, and become excessively hot In bright sunny weather. Biwlur remark may be applied to all soil. That Is, the texture or phyleal condi tion of the fcoll la nearly always more Important than Its mere rh-bneps In plant focd. A finely divided, mellow, friable soil Is more productive thau a hard and lumpy one of the same chem ical composition because: It bold and retalna more molature; hold more air; present greater surface to the roots; promotes nitrification; hastens the dc cosipoallon of mineral elements; has leu variable extreme of temi crantrc; allows a better root-hold to the plant. In all there ways, and others, the mcl lowneis of the soli tenders the plant food more available and affords a con genial and roufortable place In whlih the plant may grow. Thn reader will cow sec the folly of applying commerciel or concentrated fertilizers to Unda of poor texture, lie will are that If potaah. for example, were applied to tho hard lumps of clr.y It cculd not be expected to aid In the growth of plants, becaurc plant cannot grow on such aoll. If the same quantity were applied to proper sjII. hoacver. lraaani'4.ln f q,iuiIm. Do not bree'fr(:m k nitre beeau" It hun riven . ..-.. v... r, h; erne rrrrt:f ti- i ut-.v In the mare or b 4,n'. l l i Jmi ei to be tiar.miiiUi d m f..a bu. 1 had a little tiKi'ii'c In tt:! way. I own a marn i.kh no money would buy, beyi.uto I bred l:r. I o-vtied ber mother and her giai'imo:',' r before her. Her doncent wa In a direct 11 from old Sherman Morgan. Tbe f rmid Dio'her wo tblrty-thrco years old when she died on rr.y hand, and the wa a grand-daughter of old Sherman Mor gan. A spavin came out upon the old bori; and that spavin ha followed blJ descendant all the way down, and ap Prnr In the mare that I drive to-dny. Lut for that spavin. I would not take a thousand dollar for her. I am hop ing now to get ber so that she will not o lame. I remember a well-known stock horse that bad a rlnghono In hi 1 foot; and almost Invariably bis coit had ringbone In their fuel. Then I re member another borso that came from NVw York forty years ago a celebrat ed horse In bl day (that Is. so far as looks, and ao cn, were concerned); but be was so tlcloa that nobody could handle him. That borse wa never driven, to my recollection; and all the colts that came from him were utterly vicious, but all good-looking. There was rot ono cf the in that could be broken so that It could be made uxeful on the farm, or as a drivlng-hor. Tho question of the Influence of th male and female 011 their progeny has been much discusied. I suppoie It I a aclentiflo qucLtioa cot yet settled. 1 don't pretend to understand It; but 1 fcuow some few facts about It Tbe Im prrulon I, that the character of th first hcrre put to a mar Influence all ber future progeny. A gentleman who live In the town adjoluing mine bad a mora (hit ho mil the first I! Ill in a Hack italilcn. and afitrwsrd put ber,cn!ll,',n to all kind cf stallions; but every one of her colts was black. I don't pre tend to sny that there la anything In that; I enly tia'.e the f.i:t. A I aald before, I thir.H w thcaiJ be alaay ura to IrecJ from a per.cct hxae. I am a rat ailmiirr cf iiie !o:gm bitcd. tilhcura I do tot tiilbk taey have a r;c,n ceal of (he original blood In th'in; cf courto. It Is gieally dilut ed; but ftllil 1 tbli.lt th.U there Is co borse that will do our woik tinder all clrcuimtaarej, and keep his lock, ao well a a Merman horse. Col. Humphrey. !;. K. f I to land which arc cot In prorr phys leal condition fur the very beJt growth f cropj. Farmert d not appreciate the im porttnre of bumua a an amcllatcr of land. In farm lands. It Is usually tup- piled In the form of green crops, 'ub ule er sward, and barn manured. When bumu I abucnt, sandy soils become too loone and leachy and bot, and clay soils bake and become lumpy. The writer has mucii of this hard unpi'oductlve land. What U to be done wltt, It? To cover tl with commercial fertlllxtr would be cf little benefit. It must Crst be put In lit condition tor the but tlilik aid crumbly, er.d ao worked tETtll? tii: ti. wbtis riTM will bo moist, and that both materials will bo thoroughly Incorporated. nch rartl- e'o of aacd needs to be In contact with some crnvnt. Ths mixing ahould bo tborouc.'t while dry, and after tho water I addt d the mlxln necessary to make the whole molrt will be sufMcnt. On a eooi foundatlcn 2 to 2'i Inches thick la aumckul to give all the strerc'.h required. As the cement 1 spread It roe !s to be coraracted with a poundt r of some kind. If properly made, such a floor becomes as hard and Head a aa Kallatabarr. Water will uot txiUguiah burning kerosene oil, but dry sand will, and It Is a wit precaution to keep a box of It Id tome convenient place to be ued In an emergency. If It la not at hand, tbe flames should bo smothered by throwlrg some heavy rug, woolen sub stance, or a damp towel over It. ropu lar Science. recorded the uUcovery of a dark-brown two headed raltlrsnake, fl.'teen Inches Ion it. J 1 l'.trenilM In llrrm 1 hrnrle. The l.iw ol tiiulliLnum wliicU Is In force In all of the lelaiio.is of life and matter Is soii'etiiiie overlooked or Ig nored cvn among nienliats. A tu tlrnt of germ and mlc;o!n ha been making note of the siniictle of bac teria In Pari and It suburb.. The air In the paik. a examined, shows a decrease In bacteria per cubic meter. In 1SSI there were 4v1 to the cubic meter, and In 1S!1 but 273. ThU I ac counted for by better vilttiry condl Hon, local Improvements and by varl ou other ngenclc. The reverne. how ever, la the rae In tho city proper whero the tr.nriir In Rrnu ha been enormous, lu ls-s theie were 3,4.0 germ to the mine ineier, while In Jvfl3 there were C.OI'i. The amtnlns tide to all thla. but one r.hlch I very aucpentlve, I the claim by aomr of theo thecilttH tl at tho outside air I r.mtam'natid by the ln-re?ird elcanll rent r.f tho house. There I more shaking of niT and carpel lu the out door air, mere farowii.c wl open of wlniKiws. ami more stirriiiK up gener nlly of that portion ef the dust that or dinaHly fettiea Indoor. The author of thla :.itliiic ii novelty It not at nil 1 paring In hH rondepinntlnn of such vlrnrniM riil'tlng. He deeliuet Ihtt the germs are fiinply whirled out of the limine Into tho air. where any breexe may blow them into any adjacent dwelling or pimibly scatter them over a wide area. Tnene perm are not like chicken that come home to roost, but like thlKllcdown that aettle on tho pi serves of all people In the vicinity. Ho does not go far enough In his theories and recommendations to surged a rem edy. Every sclent Ifle housekeeper know that dusting of alt kinds ought to be done with a cloth that could m mediately be warned In aom disinfect 1 11K liquid or boiling- water. Ono worn an, who lived far In advance of her lima, had her fiirnltur and carpet hnmhrd and cleaned in an empty room the walls of which are afterward Kipel down, the floor swept with a Mhr CnalJn't Mland II. From mo Intro. t Fre Pre: There wo ludlgnutlon In tbe rye of tho do- mec who tood at the street corner with a covered backet over her arm. An acquaintance met her and said: Could you recommend me to a good plaeeT" Vou can bav mine, If you 11 put op with th treatment" "Are jxw K-avlngT "I am. And for good reaaora." "Is the work too hard?" "So. Th work 1 very luht." "I the pay too small?" "No. The pay's very good." "What's the matter, then?" "The woman of the house lakes ton many liberie In the kitchen." I see. Hhe s one of the kind that a alway bossing around." It's worse than that. She had tho Impudence to come In one afternoon and eat up a lot of food that I had Mved tip to take home to my cwa fam ily!" A a OlxUaele. From the Washington Star. No." he snlil, wltii the air of a man who feels It his disagreeable duty to deny a request, "It won't do to allow women to vote." "Why rot?" hi wife Inquired. They are qol;e at competent to under stand political question a men are. "1 don't deny that. Hut there aro other mors practical consideration. Whenever there Is un election there ar bound to be beta made. Now when a man bets a hat It never costs more than alx or e;,ht dollar If he loses. Put If women gut their sympathies amused there wouldn't be anything for tin m to do except to precipitate a panic by wiiRerlng bonnet that In the nature of things can't cost c than twenty dollar npleie." Jol a Col. "I haven't bnd any peace of mind at all," said Mr. Luahly. "lneo my wife got the bicycle crate," "She wants to ride, does she?" "No! siie wants me to rUU She sayi she believes that a man who Is out at night la as safe It he's confronted with the responsibility af getting a blrycla bark borne aa he la If he has algni-d th pledge." - yj II Saw It fata. Doctor "Jut place thla thermomn tcr under your tongue, Mr. Toque, and keep your lip closed tightly." Mr. Henry Pequ (after a few min utes of peechle delight) "What will you tako for that instrument, DocT"- groving of cropa. A crop of clover auramo aa roca. in many cmo iac plowed under wouid quickly Improvo very b'st of sidewalk and even atreet It. but the land I newly planted to or- guttcra ar ruoue in me manner or chard and he doe not car to seed It cribed, according to Mountain Stock- down. Th next recourse la stable ma- man, authority tor t' toregoln;. cure. Of thla enouah can b boa to cover the bsrden scotA For th rest. naiin ppi waa. catcher cover crops must be ued. Fol- Hfivlr.g planted raor or !! ach lowing beans or totatoei. hs can tow rr or in un iony-iwo year, anu ry and plow It under vtry rly In th tried aprlag and fall with varied iuc soring. Now and then be can uJJ ceti. th fall planting did th belt. fall exon of owd corn or oats or iodic- writes P. M. Cldcon In the Cultivator. thing of th kind. After a time, b I low th seed In th drill and cover may be able to get th land In such a not more than ono Inch deep, and aa condition of tilth as to scure an octa- planted, scarcely a aeed will fall to sional atand of crimson clover. This germinate th next spring. Th ee.ii nractice. continued Judiciously for a to do their test ihculd be planted not few years, ought to radically chango less than one Inch apart, and It to be the character ot the land; but all this crown aa orchard trees without gran will be of llttl avail unlras th plow- U. they should take oue winter la trg and cultivation which are now o nursery to teat their hardiness, and Inadequate can b done In a timely then reject all that fail to make a nnrny and Intelligent way. All this will take growth and a perfect terminal fcuJ time and patience. II wishes that jak up and act In orchard at one year there wer som snort-cut and laxy way eid. for at that age th up roct can o ef imnrovlns this land by making some l,..t entire and easily planted. In application of fertilizer to It. but there cr0wlni a healthy tree the most import Is not. The most he can do I to slowly inl pBrt u (he tap root. Fmati nurous bring It Into auch condlilon that It will gij. roois are better cut off. doing rnor pay to put concentrated fertlllxers en injury than good. I grow and fruit It. In short, the first step In the enrich- thousands cf ecrJllnra, and In a pro- mcnt of unproductive land I to Ira- miscuons lot not moro than on In fltty prove It phyrlcal condition by mean wljj faiy good apr'c To make of careful and thorough tlllnpe. by tr.o seeding a success require experience addition ct humus, anu peinaps t,y un- .nA eltTrtul culling. My best success dcrdralnsce. It must uut do put in M j ;lto fUied from 10,000. and even such coniiltion mat plants can grow in .BrB ,,,UU( poor onrs. It. After that, the addition ot cheni trnl fertlllxers may pay by giving addi tional or rcdundaut grot th. L. II. Pallcy . tlnrtli altural Kate. Mtri-iu ;lhrrer. Nitrogen Is tbe most costly conjtltu nt of commercial fertlllxers; and. In many Instances, tho Increased cost of the fertiliier due to tho nitrogen It T t t 1....I lll. In IV. tn CUUlUllia lll I'""" " " Stat. neglster. gl've. some n iuc suKK.iion.. which w. republic. . id- . ; H sj ssi v wimiiji v w a 4 ''"" Cherry on Own Uoot.: Careful ob- u , ' , h . .,. nervation wil show that the cherry " - " "" , .i, , Rnt Invcstigatloaa have proved I ' ' - LI Z Z , I that the cl.ws of plants called "lesum . . ' .1,1.. v.,.,1 1. 1 Inous plnnr." to which the clover, lUr..i,HM'il'""' " ,.., ... , i,-.,r. h.v II.. Muhalob tock cr crown grafted on . - it....rri .n.,r. Tha mi-nieb root rower ot deriving Horn tho air a part never sprouts. Bolt sprouts appear It 01 lno nuroneu reuireu in mnr k-. ikni ... k, ,,i,i.,i growth. l or truss reason they are I'otainet for Slai Sheep. We arc r.nl aware whether flock mas ters have evtr fed polatcc to sheP w l:tn getting thi lu cp tor show or lale, li'oiig.i we have made Inquiries, says the Afiicuitural Carctte of Tasmania. Ihrc.-eluaily it would b th right thing to try si a means ot Increasing wool growth. Yolk of wcol is largely potash, while growth of wool evidently Is very sympathi'tle with production of yolk from the sheep. Potatoes tive a larger atsimllatlve povrr fcr rotah than any food gencral'y given to stud threp, or Indeed than any soil product In general ore. It U therefore well 01th trial to give potatoes to sheep. Always for feeding purine potatoes should be ccckcJ. Potash enters large ly Into th composition of tho soil on which such suci'cc has Id-a attended the breeding of the Merinos, a proved ly Etrcloikl In hi work publUhed about C.'ty year a.0. In which he glvea acmethlng like S pr cent of the solL of Prtckendon. Fcone, and county ad jacent. Wc wilte from memory, not having BtMlcikl's work fcr reference. but th percentage ot potash he states was very large. Practice and theory rlways since, though not always can th cause and effect b seen; la agri culture rrct'c fenerally gone be fore science; It li quit roislble th rule will b maintained In regard to potash aad wool W'ljl scientists Investigate this problem, and practical men at th saie time try potatoes tor wool crow- Ins? feed ef fowl. The farm-rs Dock that has th rant ot th fields, and access to a great variety of food, may thrive on a ration of corn because It Is not their exclusive diet. We have, however, often seeu farmers' premises whete for two or thrc hundred yards from the build- isgs the poultry had eaten every green thing except weeds that was not en closed by chicken-proof fences. Euch runs become polluted and the fowls suffer for th lack ot Insects snd green food. The owner feeds th customsry corn ration and wonders why bl flock does not thrive and tho pullets do not lay. The development ot pullets tor laying la much Ilk that ot heifers tor giving milk. Concentrated grain diet overtaxes the digestive organs and produces fat. llulky. succulent food. that which contains the tone and mus cle making material, la necessary to secure the healthy digestion and '.irKty growth. Farm Journal. lows: deep enoujh so that root come from lometlines called "nitrogen-gatherer. the scion which throws up sprouta. The " 111 10 'M'-m "J cu.er Maxwrd root may sprout, tut , u.,nal- 1" valuable In resulting and enrich ly planted It rarely doe. If It iloe l poor soils. The clover plant U rl. h prout, the leaf U so re.-uluir that It can be detected at one. The point we wish to make I that every little sprout of n valuable variety. If set In nuiM'ry row, will make s valuable lice. Wl Mil the past week we havo ert valuable spiouts In farmers' gardens who were talking about buying nio: e cherry trees I'o nut forget that the epeont from a good variety la more valiublo than a iraJled tree. Clean Co and Tlow the Garden: We '1 i.t j i.ae 1.1 1 a bn-lu a irprljo pur y lt in l iire ml v.iuar, ul Ic.tf e;ui I. en have urcl me to go to em, but I aei 1 t.K It. "I dont believe In era srz I and 1 ont go," I, ut finely they got their lather on their Me Kc be "it wunt hurt u, Eamantha, to go far one." "Sex I 'Joalah Alien th place for old folks i to hum, and I don't be lieve In aurprlio partiej sny way I think they sre p'-ifect nutm.-. It 'and to reason If u w-ant to ea ure friend u can Invite ern and If any body Is too poor to make a cake or 2 it a pan of rooxlea tbey ar too poor to go Into company at all.' Bex I 'I halnt proud ner never wui called so, but I dont want lorn, Dick and Harry that I never apok to In my life, feel u if they are free to break luto my bouse any time they please' t-es I "It would make me perfectly vlld to think there wux a whole drov ov people lia ble) to rush In on us at any minute, and I won't break In to other wlmmens houses' And sex I 'her u forgot how aome ev em carried llquer to old Peedtcks and two ye three bad to be carred up and laid on to Mis I'eedlck'w spare bed? Set I 'bev u forgot how they broke Miss liob- bets porler lamp all to aniarh runnin round ketcben each o'her hev a for xet lh(o Itisidencts? es 1 In cold toiicvi. "It Is fun," sex Tinman Jefferson, "I vhould love to see yuk and old Deacon Uobbel playln wtnj em slyly." "I.et em wink at me If they dare." ex I sternly. "Let m ketch m at It. I dont believe on surprise parties," aaya I I In firm aekeentr- "No more do I," sex Joslih, "but the are so set cn our goto. sponen we go for once. No llvlo wo men could do better by children than a bme br mine, but I dont suppose n feel exactly as I Cn about piea-lrs eta It halnt natteral you should." There Le knw he had g:t rse. If ever a women tried to (!a her duty by another women children It k) Eaman tha Allen whose maiden name wui Smith Joslah knows It he known et bow to start me. Wall there halnt no ufe talkin I went to the very next party which wui to be held 1 miles be yond Joncsvlllo they had bid em so fast they bad ured up all the nearer plans. They had heard ov this family that had a big house and th women had been to th same meetln house with Ile'i-y Dobbet 1 or 2 times, and she had met her In a store a year before, and had been Introduced to ber so she mid she felt perfectly fre to go and as rh wux th leader It wux decided on. They went In two loads, but Joslah and I went In a cutter alone we got start d shead ov the loads and when we got '0 the boik-e we see It was lighted up real pleasant, ar.d a little cutter stood by the door. We went up to th door ind knocked and a motherly lookln wo man with a bunch ov catnip in ber hand opened the door. "Good ccnin," sex I, but she reera fil to be s little deaf and dldnt answer. I see a we stepped la thro a dcor partly spea a room full ov wimmen. "Good macy got here," ics I speakla I little louder. "Yea a real good doctor," sex she. "What In the world!" I began to say in wild amaze. "No," eex she, "Its a boy." I turned right round aud laid hold en Joslah. sex I "start this minute. Jo- ftah Allen, for the door." I laid hold 3v blm and got him to the door, and w never spoke another word till we wux an the sleigh and bad turned round then set I "Mebby will bear to mo ino'wCr time JoeUh Allen." I .! n .'' : ,1 i ' . . t ,.. ,.. . . t . . - - w;i k aid '.. !'... . ' ' T . sok mr fut t-f.-iie I wer: S I '. SO I IM't SUT'ie wruer tl t' 1 ' ' an -t by this i,i or th s'.in v . t mr f-et it;fo it-tii thon-ht ha 5 c t te me af'er I had put n.y r.! cap en Jiah set teLInd the ste fil'.. a roa llnament into hi back 1 w .J barefooted, wlti hi coat and v't cT. JoHlah wux Jest speakin 2 rtie and ft be "I believe this linyment m.ie r y back feel easier Pamanthti, I da h-;i I 'J I ' 4 S. .Tv i . 5 x II 'l- Ml , I A . i "IT 3 A DOT." "I wish a wouldn't te so at-gravaten tcx he. Jest then we met th first load where Tinah and Thomas Jeilerson wux and we told cm to turn round ind go l ack, for they Lad other com- pny and couldn't have va We went back Most to Jonetvillo when we met the other load who had topped over In the snow as we drove out most to th fence to go by era. Jor.lah told cut th he hvt the other load. Failure In Cooking Feel-The full- ... jltlt f,r for comnini" sex Iietsv urea consequent upon feeding cooked j lMAn ri,;n up 0lU cf the snow with a feed to hog have re5ultcd from badbllfra,0 Mn on hlT mallh maJo manap-emcnt. Throur.l carelessness bfr i00), ;,i -j ont care for com- the bog may havo been allowed to gtuttonlie themselve and lose their ap petite. The ration may have been de ficient, the feed may havo been ground too coarse and then not thoroughly cooked, the focd may have been made too aloppy. It may have been too dry, II pany. Md they my we mustnt come?" "No," sex Joislah, "tbry didot say 10." "Well then girls nnd boys," sex he ::.tmheiin Into the s'.ttfh. "lets so on." They went nnd ho they got slcrg t halnt never en-jnlrcd and they dont I shall get t little rest to ntte." Bex I "I hope SO trio Jo!ah." J'H ax I el then words, without s minuti warnln, ther came a knM-k and (tit door opened at the same time and la poured what -emed to me at the t;:r.s to be a hundred snd W, men worr.'a snd children. hdl by Pty nol.fcet. Jo!ah so wild with horror and S'nsr ment that he forgot his Umens f -r the time, leaped from hlfl cLal.r, snl backed up sgalnst tt wall between th back door and the wod box. I ra r and stoc-4 In tbe mop pall. 2 stricken with amax aju! horror to get o it of It for the same reason beedln not my nit cap, which was cut thceps beaJ fashion. "W have com to surprli u" ' P"tsy Dobbet sweetly. My in'i clov to the roof ov cy Siouih-no word I could speak for I wus speerhWs. but I glanced at era with looks which I suppore filled m with w snd dread, for lieuy spoke again in plalmiv ack cents "Wont yon let ns surprise you?" "No! No!" sex 1 wildlyfor then my voice came back "I wont be eurprlseu! u shant surprix us to bite. W wont b eurprlxedi Speak Joslah" sex I turn ing to blm In my extremity. "Fp-ak! tell ber; Will we b surprized to niter "No, nor sex be In a Arm. warlike tot, si bo stood barked up sglnst the wall. "No wo w cnt he surprised." "I seo friend" ia Ueuy to the crowd "she went Ut us sirprtf her. We wlil go." 0 he headel em off but the turrcd at the door, and sex s! In a reproachful ackcent, "Mebby It Is right to xerv a old friend la th."- way I have known u a long lira Joiiah Allen wife." "I bsve known n plenty long enuff" eel I steppln cut of the mcp pall and shetten the door which they left open pretty hard. Jcolah cnnie from behind the slots, r pushln a chair ahead of htm. and walk In by the help ov It, and sex he "Darn the suprixe parties; sr.J dsrn " "Dent swear Joslth" ses i, 'I stiould think n wux bad enuff ol without iwesrln." "I will say dara Petay Pobbet, S mantha. Oh. my back!" he groaned, lettln down slowly on bis chair. "I cant set down, nor stand op " "C Jumped up lively ecuff when they came lu," sex I. "Throw that In my face, will u. what could I du and there Is a pin sticking Into my shoulder, do gt It out Samaa thi. It has been there ever sens they tame, only I hslnt sensed It till now." "Wall," sex I In a kinder smithing ton, a I drew It out ov his shou!Jr It must bar h'irt blm sw fully r-;rt-rri cot been 2 erased wTttt ier 1 tf,'! it net I "less be thankful w ar as well oft aa w be. r.ouy might hav inslcted oa stayln. Ill rub ur shaiiUers wi;h i llnyment agin, and I guess ure taek will feel better. Do a suppoe they'l b mad. Joslah? "I dont know, tor I dont care," eex b. "but I hope so." And truly hi wih came to paaj, for Dvty Dottet halnt spolt to m sensj. The reit d!J- nt m to car but th was awful d.iJ, which ihows that It cakci a Cirer encs with ber, who does the same thlr.g. tor BMtlB with a Cssppciat mcnt trte. they wnt that r.ijht ri;tt from br to turprix the Eilur of tha Gimlet, and It com etraijM to me, Ce lestln Pdkk lci Ml Coweicy aa 1 Mis Ccwcley told rae. he turned ea out of doors snl shet the dcor In their faces. The way It was. bis tired girt h.vJ left hlra that very day. and one ot . hi twins wa taken tick with tho colic II hd Just got the !ck ewtiy " to lep, and laid It Irt the cra-lle by the Ore, and ho bad give tho other ont some playthings and set hr down on th carpet, and he was wasaia the s:p pcr dishes, with bis sleeves roiled ur and a pink bib apron ou that beionxe.1 to bis lal wife; he was Just Cni-hir. bis dishes w hen he bcird sn snf il st-reamln fron the wr!) babe ar.d wild ly wrirgln out hi dishcloth, he ruin ed out with it still in hi hands, s:i t fonnd that skt bad (wallowed a sido thimble, he ketched her up ar.J rpattcl her on the ta-k and the thlr.it'.e Te out half way aeroM the rooai-she screamed and bell her breath, and the sick on awrker.ed by the tumult, sot up In the cradle snd begun to scream, J st then the door burst open and In came the surprise pa.ty kcauod by De.Iy Itobbet. They say. half craied Qi wux that he told em If they di lut Iravo that mlnut b would proslcute em, some of em was m d about it. but Iiet sv Potbet wsa'nt. for In th next week Uim'.ct th verse cams out. lu nitrogenous mat:er and. when th crop is plowed under, th-y decay in th soil and add lo lu s tpply ot uitro- Cn for the next crop. Ground ar.d Cooked Feed the Pict. All antmab rre provided with a means of cruehing or grinding or putrifylng their food, preparatory for the action of the digestive fluids. The dlgc-iilve sys tem of tho chicken Is provided with a strong muscular organ, containing mote or lc- gravel, by which the fooj again repeal th ststement that th Is ground up. Th cow ha lour lora- grden cleaned up and plowed In th ache, in the Orel of which the food la tall U In belter condition for planting macerated and then returned to th tn th spring, and It la rarely Infested ninuth tor final mastication. The hog with cut worms. Indeed, during ths gulps his food down snd depend on toe past twenty-five yc.tr we have not length of bU alimentary canal to secure fallea te plow th garden In the fall and proper digestion. Throughout th whol w bav rarely bad a plant cut off by a animal economy, whatever may b th tut worm. We also never fall to turn method ef taking ana aigesung icon, ever In the fall land on which w ex- thorough mechanical division. Crlnd- pect to plant tho spring small fruit. Ing and cracking feed thcrcfoie assist tree or ahrub seeds or root grafts. With nature br.s provided larj-ely tor lu (.his eaie llttl li any damoic 1 don nature' efforts. . may have been fed too bot or too cold. , e tn free to talk about It Put they Il may have been fed In filth and dirt.1 kept on havln em. P -sy Itoholt as I It may hav been fed to Irregular, and hav cj wux the leader and she led If fed to young pig It may have been j em once Into a heme where they wus allowed to sour, and then failure would , nukln picparatt.ins f.'r a funeral and of course follow, and the short-sighted ' once into a bou-e whero they had the feeder would sttrlbute It to cooking ths ' 'i'!l Tox. They bad nil been vaxejr feeJ rather than to bis own carelew nat.-j s they got oft lx tier than they -rt to. gi'me bow Tsrs.i and Thom.-s B"R" ' jf;Tirs.-n cot sick of em, and left oil Draught Dogs.-Over tO.COO draught; ,or ,Jiishi lh:n!f.h hf dops are In In n.lgiuiu, drawing, ,i;u.t (n). Wl.cix kr,,w h!s r)i:.j milk and vegetable cart and other j 0o n,t() uN).lt ; Wi.(l, f,rr ,hb, llcht vehicles, being generally bitched I .() y0r..!.n- nlte. I h i 1 hvd an awful with the hardy t Igluni womn. There ,,(, f ( !k ,.) we n.,j tcon up Is a regular dog market where the anl-1 iU' . wu, tt, josah. who trals my be purchased cheaply, and!, r,rwM:lK,iy !n l tarli. We the Industry figure largely la ths city's ,ialIt)., 051l nv ,w ,,rpl 4 wtrik ,a4, ni;. taslness They aro moro generally nt!j T,tJlh im, Atamlaaav fae War Malrrfala. After sn eihaustlve series of tts, the mlulaler of wsr in France haJ de rided that aluminum Is the bet ma erl al fcr army utensil. AH the cvmp equipment In the French army sill be replaced by those made of alumi num. The con will bo enormous, aud the chan.te would use up oil the alum inum In s!,-hl were It nude at cn e. Fur this reason the & L.i.;ni..l bo usd In the ciulment of d.ly two srmy corp at f.rat. Gtaluiilly on corps after another will bo sury'.l-'d. unill the whole i.r;ny will bo e j i,r;.'J. Aluminum equipments were uv-i in the Ms.laft.iacar cxmpalsn, snd the test spleudMiy. Itesi.'e. being verf '.glil. they showed no slsn of se.u. and ar i.ly civ.,, 1. used In Pelglum than In any other none t bed early. Thoma J haj It had cten a European country, although It ba rj. and I couldnt hacs out my teen rcpeatejiy urgeu tnai me sudki- (.,pA np,, ,0 nnny 0, fm mul liun, tution of amall horses and donseys would be more advisable, as the Utter ! animals might be converted Into sau sago when they became too old tor work. There seems to te a deep-seated aversion to putting the worn-out dogs to such a u. Kxbsuitlng riant Food. Man dis turb only to th depth be plow, leav ing the eubnoll compact, and by eon iianl cropping and taking off, and tail ing to add auythlng. exhaust thee up tcitiiul the Xitchea oa line, and r.alls. that Jo.iali and me looked aa If vc wux sef.ln In a calaco tent, And wkat gave the room a more gloomy and uiclsukolly cart, I found when I went to lite the litrp at nl:o that the kero sene wux all gnne and 110 out ov candles, I ma le for the first l!"i In my llfo what thry rail a "clut" which is a button ti.l up In a ins; and vut In a samcr ov lard, 0. set fire to th v.-ii- anJ It m-iVoia n il'e rihli-h la better suppllea of plr-.t food which nature bas , h'9 M m M Vl . fc lhlt u bea Btoricg for eges. h?u uo wouun at til-la Ui&l 7 1 J9l AtMHil. An Ohio girl marrwd the wrong man ty mistake, but tho r.inti h Is Just as llkily to be happy a If the couple had courtc-d for tea year. I.ewva M Trace. In th dominions of the P-ltlh e:n plre alone some 8.C1M Individual van ish every year without t-uhsg ae.y , trace, A l-ar( t art.!. Uranus U a gigxnt'.c world, e ' than sixty Hive i lame aa e '.r.- H la tH!Ut i.T.'SWC 1) n:'.!, fr.Ji t' earth.