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Slimmer Is gone, the butterflies are dead,
The little birds fly southward, one by one
No longer elm and maple widely spread
Their boughs ol emerald 'neath the shin
The roses, too, are deadwoe and alas I
So sweet a season and so soon to pabs!"
Vet look again, sweet maid, and sigh no
With red and gold the bowers of autumn
Russet and crimson deck the treetops still
And gayly paint the tendrils of the vine,
The wee, brown sparrows twitter, chirp and
And glorious sunsets light the western sky.
All is not over becase summer fled'
Tis but a litt'e while ere back again
Will como the blithesome robin and the
And herald *._e sweet queen with all her
Far sweeter blossoms yet shall climb and
Where the dead roses lie in dreamless sleep
Helen Percy in Good Housekeeping
I had just reached my office after
lunch one miserably wet dav last No
vember, when a visitor was announce d.
"Mr. Enpfstrom" was inscribed on the
carda name quite unknown to me
"Mr De Waire?" said my visitoi", a
1 well groomed man,
who apparently had not yet touched
"That is my name," I answered
"Please take a seat and tell me what I
can do for you
"I am in great trouble," said Mr.
Engstrom. "W had burglars at our
house at Lyndhur&t, in the New For
est, the night before last. They broke
in while we were at dinner and several
thoxisand pounds' worth of jewels are
gone from my wife's bedroom But what
distresses us is that a valuable heir
loom, a pearl necklace of great value,
that has been in our family for two
hundr ed years, is among the plunder.
The other jewelry we could bear to
lose, but not this tell you the
truth," he added, with a smile, "I
must own to being a little supersti
tious, and there is a lege nd in our
family that this necklace was a gi ft to
an ancestress of mine by Charles II.,
and whoever shall lose it his days
shall be very short and full of evil. I
is said it was lost about the beginning
of the century, and the lege nd came
true wife is more superstitious
than myself, and I am afraid if it is
not recovered it may seriously affect
her health. Of course the police ha ve
been at work, but I have not very
pre at confidence in them, and up to
the present th ey have discovered noth
ing. If you can aid me 1 shall be
"I am," said Mr. Engstrom, "th de
scendant of an old landed family who
ha ve lived in Hampshire for genera
tions W are not as wealthy as we
once were, and I find employment for
my time by being on the board of di
rectors of several companies I ha ve
only been married a short time, not
quite a year, and we ha ve been living
very quietly. On Tuesday night, when
the burglary occuired, theie were only
five of us at dinner. Besides my wife
and myself were the rector and his
wife and Capt. Olyer, the son of an old
friend, whom I late ly met in the city
and invited down. has been with
us over a week, and leaves to join his
regiment on Saturday
"We had just reached dessert and
'Capt Olyer was inquiring of the but
ler if Wisden (his man servant) had
returned from London, when my wife's
maid came in gasping: 'Oh, ma'am,
your jewels aie gonerobbers!' and
sank fainting on the floor.
'Goodness gracious!' I exclaimed,
and we sprang up.
'Let us search out of doors at
once,' said the captain 'Bring us a
light, John,' he said to the butler, and
rushed out. W followed him
"It was quite dark, and we had not
gone a dozen steps before he fell down.
'Look out,' he ci\ed, 'the biutes have
laid wires. They have caught one fool
at any rate,'he remarked as he got "up
I went back for a light, and sure
enough thei were wires around that
side of the house
"The capta in was holding his nose
was but little hurt, he said, for,
luckily, he had fallen on the grass. A
the captain's suggestion I summoned
two men servants.
"I found a lantern, and we searched
the grounds and the surrounding-roads.
W found nothing
1 save a ladder under
one of the windows, and a small
brooch which the thief or thiev es had
dropped. N suspicious looking person
had been seen in the village or at the
station, and the two policem en who
came could do nothing beyond looking
wise. 1 called at the police station
1 but th ey ha ve no clew,
nor is it likely they will ha ve one. Al
I have learned from them is that they
believe that two were engaged in the
affair from the footmarks
"Jt will be too dark by the time we
could reach Lyndhurst to investigate,"
I said, "bu I will come on by the first
train in the morning.
"I wish you to promise me one thing,
not to mention to anyone the object of
my visit. Call me a fellow director or
anything you like."
I found Mr. Engstrom at the station
the" next morning with a dog cart I
forebore to talk on the subject of my
.visit save to ask one question
''Why did you keep such a valuable
necklace at home, Mr. Engstrom?"
"I kept it in the Safe Deposit in
'Chancery lane," he answered, "and only
brought it home Saturday because my
wife wanted it at the county ball to
I had some lunch and a pleasant
chat with my host and hostess, after
which I asked permission to interview
''.Are your visitors in? I asked Mr.
"Capt. Olyer is a rabbit shooting
the rector, but he will be in to din-
"Oh, I merely wanted to ha ve his ac
count of what happened Now, would
you be so ki nd as to have the wires
arranged round the house in the ex
act pla ce the burglars left them?'
The gardner, who had taken them
p, brought them again. I was fine
but stro ng wire, fastened to the ground
by bmall iron pegs.
"Are the wires in the exact place?"
"I put the pegs in the very holes,"
replied the gardener. "You can see
the holes yourself, sir."
"And now 1 should like to be le ft
alone a little," I said. "I want to
make some minute investigations."
wish was complied with, and I
went down on my hands and knees to
I was well satisfied. I five minutes
1 had made an important discovery.
I next examined the window where
the burglars had entered from the out
side, and then entering the house I
went upstairs and with the help of the
maid examined the bedroom. The
window had been left half open, the
maid said, as "master was so particular
Mahout fresh air." Next I inspected the
/footsteps, a matter of some difficulty,
the number of peop le who
had been the re since. But finally I
traced them across a flower bed into
^the shrubbery, where they were quite
distinct. Only one person had passed
there, and I came to the conclusion
slthe sapient police had evolved two
robbers from their inner conscious
ness. But what interested me more
was that the palings which separated
the shrubbery from a public by way
had lately been tarred and were not
yet dry. The robber had climbed over
the palings, and whoever he was
he must ha carried away a lit
tle of the tar on his person. I fact,
the mar ks of his fingers were quite
On getting back I had a p" easanthalf
hour in the billiard room with Mr. Eng
Capt Olyer returned just in time for
dinner, and I was on ly introduced to
him as we entered the dining-room.
He was faultlessly got up, of Well-made*
figure and handsome features, bearing
large traces of dissipation A for his
speech, he had an invincible objection
to the letter "r," and carefully avoided
We had finished soup, when I begged
a thousand pardons for leaving the
table for a few minute s. host
looked a little surprised at my want of
manners, and the captain surveyed me
through his eyeg-ass es as though I
were a new ki nd of animal. I was
on ly gone a few minutes, but it was
time well spent.
When we reached dessert and Mrs.
Engstrom had left the table, I led the
conversation round to the burglary,
and induced the captain to give his ver
sion I waited till he had finished,
and then, looking at him steadily,
"Now, isn't it rather a curious thing
Capt Olyer. that you should fall over
the wires when they were quite three
Engstrom stared at me and the cap
tain did not answer till he had drank
a glass of wine.
"What do you mean, sir?" he asked
"I mean," I replied, still watching
him keenl y, "was it not a curious thing
that you should be tripped by blades
An is it not curious also,"
I went on mercilessly, "that your
servant, or rather your accomplice,
should be standing under the bedroom
window here at the same time he was
The capta in sat dazed and pale and
motionle&s, though his hands trembled,
and Dr Engstrom gasped out: "Mr.
De Warre, whatever are vo suggest-
"I suggested," I answered, as stead
ily as before, "that the burgl ar is sit
"Sir!" thundered Mr. Engstrom,
pale with emotion "yo are forget
yourself. accuse my old
friend's son of being a thief! Prepos
"This is not your old friend's son
Mr Engstrom. Capt. Olver, dt the
Thirty-eighth hussars, is at present
with his regiment at Woolwich, and
replied to me to day. Here is the tele
'Capt Olyer to De Warre: A here.
What is the meaning of thisinqniry?'
The pseudo captain had risen and
looked around as if seeking a way to
"Sit down," cried Engstrom, "an if
you want to save yourself from jail
make a full confession. De Warre, I
beg your pardon."
"Don't trouble about that," I said
"of course it was hard to credit it."
The poor wretch sat down again aud
stammered out his story. Hi name
turned out to be Odgeis, an ex-ser
geant in the hussars, expelled from
the army in disgrace Hi accomplice,
who acted as his seivant, had hidden
the jewels the wood near th house,
till they could safely be removed.
A breakfa st time the next morning
I had to relate how I had unearthed
"First of all," I said, "th fact that
the burglary occurred shortly after
you had brought the jewelry from
London convinced me that the thief
was some one in the house. An when
I had the wires relaid and found that
the captain had fallen three feet away
from thema fact wlfich I discovered
from the impression made by his knees
and the toes of his bootsI thought
thiDgs were very suspicious against
him Upstairs I found that it was
little trouble for him to slip into your
wife's room and throw the cask et
down as soon as she left the room. I
learned that he had been the last to
appear at the dinner table, and the
case was strengthened A the rail
way station I discovered that a man
to the description of his
'servant' had ai rived from London by
the 5 30 o'clock tram, and not by the
9:15 clock, as it'was ma de to appear.
hat effect the telegram had you al
rea dy know. I tracing the footsteps
throu gh the shiubbery 1 found that
whoev er had passed over the palings
must ha ve carried away some of the
tar on his clothing. A dinner last
night I seized my on ly opportunity Rnd
examined the man's overcoat and a
pair of trousers The tar was thre
and he had evidently tried to remove
it. That is all, I think."Tid-Bits.
SMALL, BUT WIDE AWAKE.
to The Little Lady Did Not Take Kindlj
She was a cute, pret ty little thing,
so small that her feet didn't touch the
floor of the car. i worried her, too
for occasional ly she impatiently
tugged away at her skirt to hide the
display of silken black hose. A the
Seven Corners a large, mouthy, self
satisfied man to ok a seat beside her.
"On your way home, little girl?" he
She stared an instant, then smiled
and replied, precociously:
"Oh, yes, sir
"Oh, yes, sir," she said, with an awk
ward little jump
"What have you in your bundle?"
asked the inquisitive man "Some
nice for lunch, I dare say."
"Oh, yes, if you please, sir," she said
"1 have some tea.
"Isn't your a afraid to let yon go
down alone?" he asked after a pause.
"In daytime?" she said, in surprise.
"Oh, no sir The fact is," she said, as
the car stopped and she arose, "mother
died three weeks after my marriage,
and she doesn't care whether I go out
at night or not. The chances are that
hubby would ki ck if I went out alone."
And then as she look ed him square
in the face, he noted with astonish
ment that her hair was just turning
gray.St. Paul Pioneer-Press.
No Use for a Soul.
Katherine," aged eight, sat a long
time at the side of the fireplace gazing
at the dog which was stretched out at
the other side. The mother, a hard
worked literary woman, was writing
at her desk.
"Mamma, dogs have no souls?" she
asked, with a fling of her long legs.
"N o, dear."
"They never work, either." $,
"Not very often, dear."
"It would be much better to be a
dog, I should think. I never have
quite ma de up my mind as to the good
of souls, mamm a. They seem to make
people work much more than is right.
You know you^ full Q^SOUV'-
Womankind. jfefef 2_t
Navarette was deaf and dumb.
was so fond of cats and dogs that he
introduced them into his pictures.
When making a contract to paint a
series of pictures for the Church of the
Escurial it was specially stipulated
that he should not introduce any cat
or dog into the paintings,
An Eminent Southern Lawyer's
Long Conflict with Diae ase.
Twenty-live Yean of Prosperity, Advar
lty and goffering. The Great Vic
tory Won by Science Over
[From the Atlanta, Oa., Constitution.
Foremost among the best known lawyers
flffd farmers of North Carolina stands Col
Isaac A. Sugg, of Greenville, Pitt Co.,
man who has been on the edge of eternitj
and whose life had been measured by min
"It has been twenty-two years since I be
came a resident of this town," said Col.
Bugs, in telling his story to a reporter,
"even then the first symptoms of Gravel
were asserting themselves but were slight
Gradually, however, my disease developed,
and fight it as I would it seemed to gain a
stronger foothold day by day until my mis
ery was complete. Fo sixteen years I
never knew what it was to bo free from
pain, not pain as an ordinary man thinks of
it, but agonizing, excruciating, uneudurable
pain. Tortured from head to foot, at times
thrown into spasms when it would require
the united strength of four men to hold me
until I was stupified with stimulants and
opiates. I could not sit, lie or stand in any
one position but the shortest time. Sleep
was out of the question unless brought about
by the strongest stimulants or opiates. Oh
how many, many times have I thought of
putting an end to that life of suffering. But
then my mind would revert to my wife, my
children, my home, and I would restrain my
hand with the hope that some other means
of escape would be offered. I searched the
archives of medicine for relief. Doctors
were consulted, lithia waters, mineral
waters, drugs, opiates and stimulants of all
sorts were tried without avail. Why I sent
clear to the West Indies for medicine and
yet the result was the same.
"I kept at my work as long as I could but
nature gave way at last and I succumbed to
the inevitable. My entire nervous system had
been shattered by the stimulants and opiates
I had taken, my blood had actually turned
to water, my weight had dropped from 173
pounds to 123, and it seemed to everybody
that the end was in sight. Why I could not
bear the gentle hand of my wife to bathe
my limbs with tepid water. I was simply
living from hour to hour. I had made my
will, settled my business and waited for the
last strand of life to snap.
"It was at this time that a somewhat simi
lar case as my own was brought to my
notice. This man had suffered very much
as had, his life had been despaired of as
mine had and vet he had been cured. Think
what that httle word meant to me
CURED. The report stated that the work
had been accomplished by a medicine known
as Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People.
I investigated the report thoroughly and
found that it was true detail. Then I pro
cured some of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills and
began taking them and began to get
better. I began to sleep like a healthful
child, sound, calm and peaceful. My appe
tite came back and my nerves were soothed
and restored to their normal condition and I~
felt like a new man. But the greatest bless
ing was the mental improvement. I began
to read and digest, to formulate new plans,
to take interest in my law practice, which
began to come back to me as soon as my
clients realized that I was again myself.
After a lapse of 10 years I ride horseback
everyday without fatigue.
"That Dr. Williams' Pink Pills saved my
life is beyond doubt, and I am spreading
their praise far and wide."
Inquiry about the town of Greenville sub
stantiated the above facts of Col. Sugg's
case, and that many others are being bene
fited by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People
ire considered an unfailing specific for such
diseases as locomotor ataxia, partial paraly
sis, St. Vitus' dance, sciatica, neuralgia,
rheumatism, nervous headache, the after ef
fects of la grippe, palpitation of the heart,
pale and sallow complexions, that tired feel
ing resulting from nervous prostration all
diseases resulting from vitiated humors in
the blood, such as scrofula, chrome erysip
elas, etc They are also a specific for
troubles peculiar to females, such as sup*
pressions, irregularities, and all forms of
weakness. In men they effect a radical euro
in all cases arising from mental worry, over
work, or excesses of whatever nature. Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills are sold by all dealers,
or will be sent post paid on receipt of price,
(50 cents a box or 6 boxes for 83 50they are
never sold in bulk or by the 100) by address
ing Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Schenec
LOVER OF FLOWERS.
Mr. Buppum Dilates on the Advantages of
Flowers in the House.
"Flowers are very beautiful in a
house," said Mr. Buppum, but th ey are
useful, too. Now my wife had last
winter several pots of plants in our
dining-room. These pots and those
flowers were invaluable to me.
"The butts of my cigars, placed care
fully in the pots, I am certain keep in
sects away. Ma ny and many a time
ha ve I half emptied my glass upon the
flowers, that the qualification of my
liquor "Bhould not be too great.
"I would sharpen my pencil over the
flowers, knowing that the chips would
not fall upon the floor. If my pencils
were missing from my desk I had only
to take a stick from a flower pot,
knowing that Mrs. Buppum's plan ts
had supporters which they could some
times go without.
''I am not saying," concluded Mr.
Buppum, "that my attentions were
good for the plants but they saved me
much trouble, and I shall co-operate
with Mrs. Buppum in keeping flowers
in the house this winter."N. Y. Sun
School Uoy (wearily)What's the
use of learni ng all this stuff?
TeacherIt is chiefly to cultivate the
School BoyDon't you think it would
be more sensible to buy a phonograph?
A Natural Result.
Superintendent (moodily)We will
have to abandon our trolley to Branch-
PresidentWhat'* the matter?
Superintendent N passenger*,
The people living along the line have
All been killed.. Weekly.
PICKED UP EVERYWHERE.
A WESTERN man has invented a type
writer that will keep books.
A SOUTH AMERIC AN paper says there
is a wide difference of opinion among
importers as to whether it pays better
in the long run to bribe the officers or
pay the duties.
THE province of Buenos Ayres is in
solvent it is being sued for a debt of
$20,000, which has been owing for four
years The budget of 1893 has been
put in force for 1894.
A N international journal for African
languages has just been started in Ger
many, aided by a liberal subvention
from the government. The secretary
of the Colonial society is editor, and six
parts are to appear each year.
IN recent legal proceedings in Lon
don regarding the noise and vibration
caused by a neighboring factory, a
phonograph was used to record these
noises and reproduce them in court, at
the suggestion of Prof. S. P. Thomp
son, i i -rf*
A kariboL, district in Grant county,
Kan contains on ly one fam
ily The father, moth er and eldest
son ha ve elected themselves trustees
and appointed the eldest daughter, at
thirty-five dollars a month, to teach
the younger children.
A DISGUSTED girl dwells in Elkton,
Ky. She,had on her bureau a box'con
taini ng "charcoal powder. He lover
called at dusk, and in the gloom she
hastily seized, her puff, and thought
lessly dabbed* it into the charcoal, and
applied it to her face Sh spent two
hours with her lover, and after leav
ing him glanced in the mirror. Fancy
THE Hungarian novelist, Maurus
Jokai, expresses his indignation at the
recent report that he had attempted
A NOBLE FIGHT.
HE WILL LIVE OM.
The Applicant Changed His Mind About
A man who had just dined at a Wood
ward avenue restaurant the otlier even
ing was picking his teeth in that self
satisfied way so aggravating to a hun
gry person when he was accosted by a
pedestrian, who promptly introduced
himself as follows:
'Deevening, sir. I am a bum.
na me is Davison. I want to ask a favor
"I swore off long ago," replied the
diner as he carried the toothpick over
to his other jaw.
"You mistake my object, sir! I am
not asking you for money to pay foi
drink, lodgings or food. I do not want
to go to Toledo, Buffalo or Chicago. I
fact, sir, I do not want money to live
on, but to die on
"Urn! Want to die. eh?"
"I do, sir. This is my last night in
the beautiful city of Detroit and also
on earth. midnight my soul shali
have winged its weary flight to that
mysterio us lealm
"Going to commit suicide?"
"I am I ha ve cooly and calmly fig
ured it out Life has been a failure,
ft is not worth the living. I that oth
er land I can perhaps become a success*
'But why should a dying man want
"I owe a man in this town twenty
five cents. is a good man, but poor.
He lent me the money to keep me from
suffering, and I won't be mean enough
to die and leave him to whist le for it.
I want to put that quarter in his hand
and say to him 'Jim, old boy, I am
going hence, but before I go I want to
square up. Here's your quarter and
may Heaven reward you for yom
kindness.' That's what I want to say,
sir, and I now ask you forth coin."
"Yes. You are sure to die."
"My mind is irrevocably made up."
"And Jim must ha ve his quarter?"
"I'll do better than that," said th_
man, as he pulled out book and pencil
Give me Jim's address and I'll call
around in the morni ng and break the
sad news of your death and hand him a
half. What's the full name, please?"
"The full name? Sir, you are evident
a heartless human reptile, and I want
nothing more to do with you Keep
your money, sirkeep your money, and
I'll be hanged if I commit suicide. No
sirno, sir When I see such evidences
of the ci uel heartlessness of the world
it decides me to live on just as long as
I can and be just as mean as I can.
Consider our interview at an end. Good
And he drew himself up and stalked
off throu gh the darkness, and left the
man to chew his toothpick and look
after him and regret his unjust suspi
cions.Detroit Free Press.
CENTS ARE LEGAL TENDER.
In Amounts of Twenty-Five or Under They
11 111 Go Anywhere in This Country.
There is oa story so utterly ridicu
lous that it seems incredible that it
should ever ha ve been printed, which
in one form or another makes the
rounds of various newspapers of the
country annually. Look for it and you
will sooner or later see it crop up again.
This tale is always based upon the un
popularity of the one-cent pieces in the
extreme west and southwest. I its
most common form it tells of some east
ern traveler who attempts to dispose of
a hundred or so one-cent pieces in Sa
Francisco, E Paso or some other place.
The tradesman is always represented
as looking at them iously and de
The writers of these senseless tales
may have been in the west or they may
not. I matte rs littletheir story is
pointless. They seek to brand the
mythical tradesman as of the same cat
egory with themselves.
The cent is a legal-tender in amounts
of twenty-five and less. If an eastern
man in Sa Francisco or anywhere else
owes at debt of twenty-five cents, and
tenders twenty-five one-cent pieces in
settlement, the courts will sustain him.
Of course, the coins are not popular
in the extre me west and south, but no
one need carry a hundred of them in a
cigar box or anywhere else as useless
metal If you are in a city that has a
United States sub-treasury, go to the
post office, dump in twenty-five cents
and see if you will have any difficulty
in obtaini ng stamps or postal cards of
like amount. If one is refused, a let
ter of complaint to the postal authori
ties will soon wo rk the removal of an
employe who would discredit United
It is well to bear this matter of the
leg al tender of a cent in mind. N
one for spite can make a person xake
more than twenty-five of them in any
single transaction involving the settle
ment of a debt. One need have no
fear, then, of receiving one hundred
dollars in cents from some embittered
debtor.N. Y. Herald.
A RARE CASE.
The Heroic Deed of a Bad Man in the
I isn't often that one finds among
the mountaineers of the southwest a
hero of the highest type, but they do
exist, and a year or so ago I met one.
I had beeen in his neighborhood for
three months, and I knew that he
kad killed a man or two and had the
reputation of being the gamest man in
the mountains. was extremely
handy with a gun, too and everybody
gave him a wi de berth whenever there
was a prospect of a row One day,
however, he got into a difficulty with
a man from an adjoining county, and
when the shooting began he cut and
run like a white-head, leaving the
field in possession of the other party.
Two days afterwards I met him on the
road and we talked about the late dis
"I was rather surprised at the way
you acted," I said as mildly as I could,
for even.then I had no wish to stir him
"I reckon most folks wuz," he re
"I know they were, and they don't
understand it. Neither do I."
"Well," he said, half apologetically,
"I reck on I jist run and that wuz all
thar wuz to hit."
"There was more than that you lost
your reputation by it."
"Mebbe I did, colonel," and he swal
lowed a lump in his throaf' "but that
thar feller had seven little thildren de
pendin' on him, an I kinder had a idea
jist afore I pulled trigg er that mebbe I
could git along better without my rep
pertation than they could without ther
daddy, so I run."
stopped as if unuertain what to
say next, and I took him by the hand
and shook it with a vigor that I knew
he appreciated by the look that came
into his eyes.Detroit Free Press.
An Inquisitive Young Womanly
"So this is your studio, Mr. Dobb?"
"Yes." W^^MM *t"
"And these are your brushes?"
"And where do you keep the trowel
with which you lay on your color?"
He Would Live Always.
A man who was deeply .in debtTwas
sick hnto death.
"Ah," he sighed, "if I could only live
until I had paid off my debts."
"Humph!" sneered the doctor, blunt
ly, "yo want to live forever, do you?"
THE FARMING WORLD.
Both May Be Maintained Profitably*on
the Same Premises.
I is out of season now to make a
garden, but it is a good time, these
pleasant fall days, to put a chicken
proof fence around it.
The conflict between chickens and
garden is an old one and one long
drawn out. Some people regard the
two as inconsiste nt au will not at
tempt both. They either have chick
ens and no garden, or else garden and
no chickens. Yet it need not neces
sarily be so. Bo th chickens and
garden may be maintain ed in a thriv
ing condition on the same premises.
Only a little judicious fencing is neces
sary, that's all.
Now, let us toll you what we con
sider the best garden fence to put up
whe re there are chickens about. Go
to work and set posts ten feet apart
stretch a smooth wire at the bottom,
as low down as possible then stretch
a similar wire up just five feet from
the bottom one. Then get some good
two inch mesh wire poultry netting,
and stretch it around the inclosure,
tacking it to each post, and tying it to
the two horizontal wires every six
inches or one foot. The wire netting
should be five feet wide, the same as
the two wires referred to.
This sort of a fence will keep the
chickens, both old and young, out of
the garden, for the chickens always
look up for something to afford a foot
hold before flying a fence, particular
ly wicn flving into a place instead
of flying out. The wire netting
stretched on wires affords no indyse
men ts for flying, ands the fowl that
looks up to it for a foothold sees* none
to speak of, and does not try the ex
A fence of this sort and height
named would hardly answer to fence
or yard up poultry with, as the fowls
being in a close place would naturally
make more effort to get out than they
would put forth to fly into a garden.
Of course, when put up high enoug h,
poultry netting is just the thing to
yard fowls with.
The posts to such a fence should be
at least a foot taller than the netting,
and pointed at the top so as to afford
no place for the chickens to alight in
safety if th ey should try to fly the
fence Southern Cultivator.
SIMPLE WAGON BRAKE.
Its Inventor Considers It a Good and Use
I have ma de a brake like the one*il
lustrated, and it is such a good thing
that 1 think it my duty to show it to
others. The iron pieces can be ma de
by any blacksmith. The wooden
lever (2) should be ma de of some
tough wood, about three inches at the
thickest part, shaped down as shown,
to one and one-fourth inches thick.
The ratchet can be put on by means
of bolts, one at and one at Y, which
holds the rack pieces together. The
chain should be ten or fifteen inches
long, with an open link to shorten
With if necessary. If you ha ve not a
chain suitable, you can use a piece of
wood by boring several holes so as to
bring it to the right pla_3e. The hole
(H) in the wooden lever should be
about ten or twelve inches from the
end (E). Us a half-incjx bolt to put
SIMPLE WAGOJT BRAKE.
it on with. Put a one-half-inch hard
wood washer behind the lever and one
in front of it. Put the chain on the
wooden lever as marked put on. the
iron lever (1), fasten the other end of
the chain on it, and raise it up until
the check blocks are just off the
wheels, then hook up your chain by
the open link unt il it is tight. Screw
the little ec of iron (S) on the
wooden lever with three-fourth-inch
screws bolts would be better. The
iron lever goes on the rod across the
hounds, as usual, except it is put up
side down, and underneath the axle.
When going with empty rack, the
wooden lever can be taken off and
bolted on to the wagon standard, as
shown by dotted lines.
It can also be used for wagon with
bed off or on, as with empty rack.W.
S. Kline, in Farm and Fireside.
NESTS FOR TH E HENS.
An Arrangement Possessing a Number of
The cut shows a plan for nest ar
rangement that possesses a number of
advantages. A row of nests are made
along a wall of the poultry house to
which access can be had upon the
other side. The top of the nests slopes
to keep the hens off and projects over
the front to keep the nest as dark in
side as possible. A narrow alighting
board is placed below the entrance,
while a door le ts down in the rear,
by which the eggs can be gathered
from the outside room. If the fowls
can be fed and watered through the
partition below this hinged door the re
will be very little need of entering the
poultry house at all, since the small
door that lets the fowls into their
yards can be opened and closed from
the outside room by a cord and pulley.
Keeping the nests as dark as possible
will prevent the hens from breaking
and eating their eggs.Farm and
The lien an a Money Maker.
The re is no poetry in our make-up,
but when a pleasant truth is present ed
in pleasing language we can overlook
the fanciful description and see the
solid facts beneath. S in the follow
ing from the Fanciers' Revie w, the
plain statement that there is money
in keeping hens is dressed up The
best money-maker on the farm is the
he n. Sh turns grass into greenbacks,
grain into gold, and from the sa nd and
gravel she coins silver. There is
nothing else on the farm to compare
with her. The horses and cattle are
heavy consumers, and to get their
value we must pa rt with them, but not
so with the he n. I her small way
she is a gold mine on the face of the
earth, a mill that grinds that which
qthera overlook or refuse.
A MACHINE NO USB.
Better to Keep a Bifle Handy While Jim
One day stopping at a house for din
ner in the Kentucky mountains, I lis
tened to an agent trying to sell the
head of the establishment a sewing ma
"Now look here," said the agent,
you ought to do something to help your
wife, oughtn't you?"
"She ain't objectin' to my style, I
reckon," said the mountaineer.
"That's because she's good, kind, un
complaining sort of a woman, and it is
the very reason why you should do
these little things for her."
"But I can't afford it," protested the
"Afford it nothing!" exclaimed the
agent. "You could, afford to buy that
Winchester sitting by the door, couldn't
"Yes," he said, laying it across his
lap, "but I needed it."
"Not as much as your wife needs a
"More, I reckon."
"Of course that isn't so. How could
you? Now I tell you what I'll do. If
you will buy-a machine for your wife
I'll take the gun as part pay."
"I reckon not."
"Call your wife out here and ask
her what she thin ks about it. I'll bet
a hat she'll ju mp at the chance for
such an exchange."
"The mountaineer smiled and called
the "old woman" out. stated the
proposition to her, and the agent be
gan to feel sure of victory.
"If Ji Bolton wasn't livin' we
might," she said, after a moment's
"What's he got to do with it?" asked
the agent in a provoked way
"A heap sight. You see," she went
on, "m old man an Jim ain't on good
terms that's why he got the Win
chester. Now, ef Jim knowed we only
hed a sewin* machine, it wouldn't be
no time tiil I wuz a widder, an' I
reckon I'll do my sewin' by hand.
S'pose you come round after Jim's
fixed," and the agent gave it up and
agreed to come around after James
had been disposed of.Atlanta Consti
A UNIQUE RECORD.
How a Maine Woman Kept Tally on Her
There are many ways of keeping run
of things. The ancient Peruvians used
a braid made of a number of cords to
count the passing years Quite as orig
inal as that and fully as handy is a
Dexter woman's family record. A the
last election a question came up wheth
er one of her sons had attained his ma
jority. The father didn't know how
old anybody was and the investigators
called on the mother. Sh had a large
brood, and it was no wonder, as she
could not write, she was puzzled to
keep track of them all.
The officers ma de known their er
rand, and the woman, going to the
cupboard, took therefrom a lot of bot
tles containing varying quantities of
peas There she placed in order from
the one containing one pea to those
that had lots of peas in them. Then
she picked out one bottle as that of the
boy who se age was wante d, turned out
the peas and told the officials to count
for themselves Sh said she had a
bottle for each member of the familj,
and every birthday she put in a pea to
keep the reckoning Lewiston (Me.)
A Novelty Indeed.
"All weddings reem just alike," ex
claimed one girl. "They are frightful
"Yes When Herbert and I are mar
ried we ha ve resolved on a stcrtling
"What is that?"
"We will have a wedding which
won 't be described in the society col
umns as 'quiet.' "Washington Star.
At the Kndof the Season.
"This, I suppose," said the senti
mental-maiden, leaning pensively back
in the little boat, "is one of the last
rows of summer."
But the unresponsive young man
went away from the watering place the
next day and left her blooming alone.
MR BILKINS"What a sad face that
woman has Mrs. Bilkins -"Yes, poor
thing She has either loved and lost, or loved
and got him "N Weekly.
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What do we owe to Beaumont and
Fletcher? Home ly proverbs in plenty,
from "Beggars should be no choosers"
to "Discretion is the better part of
valor," though whether th ey or Shake
speare has a prior right to the latter is
uncertain From them also we inher it
many prettily-dressed bits of philoso
phy in "Our acts our angels are, for
good or ill" style and many stirring
tags like "Deeds, not words," and
"Lets meet and either do or die." Burns
uses this phrase in his great war song,
and Campbell, who gave us "Distance
lends enchantment," "Angel visits,"
"Meteor flag of England," and "Com
ing events, etc.," places it in "Gertrude
of Wyoming."Cornhill Magazine.
Some Other Girl's in Luck.
I just saw that George Bonds kiss our
Mary out there behind the ferns.
Mrs ManypopsOh, you must
mistake^. There stands Mary over
there, and she hasn't been out of my
sight the whole evening.
Mr. Man3'popsConfound it! Ju st
as soon as the least spark of hope
springs up in my heart, ou quench it!
SheWhat do th ey plant in the sea,
SheThen why do th ey speak of"
plowing the seas?Truth.
Celebrated Man on a Celebrated Railroad.
Gen Lew Wallace the renowned soldier,
Statesman, traveler and author, pays tins
compliment to the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St Paul Railway in the St Paul Evening
Hews Record Oct 6, 1894
"I have traveled all over the United
States and Europe, but nevei before have I
seen such magnificent tiam sei vice as I en
joyed on 'The Milwaukee' between Chicago
and St. Paul The private compartment
cars aie superior to anj thing of the kind I
The trains referred to by the author of
"Ben Hur" aie vestibuled tnioughout,
heated by steam, lighted by electricity and
aiianged with the famous electric berth
reading lamp. CONLET,
Asst. Gen. Pass Agt, St Paul, Minu.
The latest investigations by
thd United States and Cana
dian Governments shdw the'
Royal "Baking Powder supe
rior to all others in purity and
Statements by other manufacturers to
the contrary have been declared by the
official authorities falsifications of the
official reports. ._.
ROYAL 1AKINO POWDEII CO., 108 WALL tT. N_wlvo*K.
SAILOR (defiantly)"It will take more
than ou to hold me, 111 tell wi Canni
bal (significantly)"Oh, I shall invite a few
friends "Detroit Tribune.
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chills and fever Do you think you can
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E you wanter flattah er man's vanity
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O NE Little Girl in the Slums"Wot yer
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