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Do you - jM Ujfl Intend to use a Hol : mUCdf May Supplement) ’ 'HNw Have you Men our n *'P a> Write > ■ | ' njinras, Colo SNAKES ARE SOLITARY. ALL OTHER ANIMALS MAKS WAR UPON THEM. The Hog Will Swallow Rattlers, Buttons aad All—The Squirming Tribe Has no Friends and its Members Seem to Bo Awaro of tho Fast. There Is a certain coolness between snakes and human beings. More, the snake is never a social favorite among the animals called lower. Nobody tvitkos an intimate friend of a snako. Popular natural history books are filled and running over with anecdotos of varying elegance and mendacity, setting forth extra ordinary cases of affection and co operation between a cat and a mouse, a homo and a hen, a pig and a cock roach, a camol and a lobster, d cow and a wheelbarrow, and so on; but thoro is never a snake in one of theso quaint alliances. Snako i do not do that sort of thing, and the anecdote designer's imagination has not yot risen to that foatof compelling them, although tho stimulus of competi tion may soon cause it. The case moit nearly approaching ono of friendship between man and snako known to ino is the case of Tyrrell, tho zoo snako koopor, and his “laldly worms.” But then the friendship is mostly on Tyrroll’s side and, moroovor, Tyrrell is rather more than human, as any ono will admit who boos him hang boa-constrictors. Tho prairie marmot and tho bur rowing owl come into noighbprly contact with tho rattlosnako, but tho acquaintance does not qulto amount to friendship. Tho prairie marmot takes a lot of troublo and builds a nice burrow, and then tho owl, who is only a slovenly sort of architect hlrosolf, comoa along and takes apartmonts. It has nevor been quito settled whothor or not tho lodgor and the landlord agreo pleasantly to gothor, but in tho absonco of any positive ovidonco they may bo givon credit for porfoct amiability; bocauso nobody has found traces of owl in a dead marmot's intorior. nor of mar mot in an owl's. But tho rattlosnako is another thing. Ducks will approach a snako curiously, inwardly debating tho possibility of digesting so big a worm ot ono meal; tho moving tail-tip thoy will pock at cheerfully. This was tho sort of thing that ono might have obsorvod for himself years ugo hero at tho zoo, at tho tiino when tho snakes lived in tho old houso in blunkots, bocauso of tho unstoadinoss of tho thormomotor, and woro fed in public. Now tho snakes aro fod in strict privacy lost tho sight overset tho morals of visitors; tho killing of bird, a rabbit, or u rat by a snako being almost aquartor as unploasant to look upon as tho killing of tho same animai by a man in a furm-yard or olsowhoro. Tho abject terror Inspired by the prosenco of a snake is such that an innocent rat will set to gnawing the snake’s tail in dofault of more usual provender; while a rabbit placed with a snako noar skin-shodding tlmo will placidly nibblo tho looso rags of opidormis. Tho pig treats tho Bnako with dis rospect.not to say insolonco-.nothlng, ophidian or otherwise, can fascinato a pig. If your back garden is in fostod with rattlesnakes you should keep pigs. Tho pig dancos con temptuously on tho rattlosnako, and oats him with much relish, rattles and all. The last omotion of tho rattlesnake is intonse astonishmont; and astonishment is natural, in tho circumstances. A respectable and experienced rattlesnake, many years established in business, has boon ac customed to spread panic everywhere within ear shot; everything capable of motion has started off at tho faintest rustic of hit rattles, and his view of animal life from thoso ex pressionless eyes has invariably boon a back view, and a rapidly diminish ing one. After a life-long oxpori enoo of this sort to bo unceremoni ously lushed upon by a common pig, to bo jumpod upon, to be floutod, to bo snoutod, to bo treated as so much swill, and finally to bo madoa snack of—this causes a feeling of vory natural and painful surprise in tho rattlosnako. But a rattlosnako is surprisod in this way once, an 1 ho is said to improve the pork. As a tour do forco in tho gentler art of lying, the snake story is justly osteemod. Tho old story of two snakos swallowing each other from the tail till both disappeared; tho story of tho snako that took its own tail in its mouth and trundlod after its victim like a hoop; tho story of a man who chopped a snako in half just as it was bolting a rat, so that tho rat moroly toddlod through tho foromost half and oscapod—all of theso have boon boaton out of sight in tho West At prosent Brazil claims tho record for absolute length of tho snakes themsolvos. Hero, among a number of viperino snakes of about tho samo sizo, is a snako that Hvob on oggs. Ho is about as thick as a lead pen cil, but that doesn’t prevent his swal lowing a largo pigeon’s egg wholo, nor even a hen’s egg at a pinch. It dislocates his jaw, but that is part of his professional system, and when tho business is ovor he oalmly joints up his jaw again and goes to sloop. He is eccontrio, even for a snake, and wears his teeth on his backbono where thoy may broak the egg-shell so that ho may spit it away. When ho first stretched his head around an ogg, tho viperino snakos in the same caso hastily assumed him to be a vory largo tadpole and since tadpoles aro regarded with gastro nomical affection by viperino snakos, they began an instant chaso, each prepared to swallow tho entire phe nomenon, bocauso a snako never hes itates to swallow anything merely on acoount of its size. When finally the egg swallower broke tho egg and presented to their gaze the crumbled sholl, tho perplexed vlperinos sub sided and retired to remote corners of tho case to think tho matter over and forget it, like the crowd dispers ed by tho circulating hat of the street conjuror. For anybody who has been bitten by a cobra, or a rattlesnake, or a Euff adder there are many remedies, nt few people who oan recommend them from personal experience. It is to be feared that most of them die before writing their testimonials. Perhaps they were too long deciding which thing to take. The moet fa mous of these remedies, and proba bly the best, on the whole. Is to get excessively drunk. It Is expensive to get drunk after a poisonous snake bite, because something in tho veins fortifies the head against the first bottle or two of whisky. Millions In Is. I If the money spent every year ia I this country oa drink were gives to I • f*r«m I*4»faMriAAM, W *MI IwAik ATMA* MW«WM Al IkAAAAA-. TAKEN FROM THE STAGE. Taliifi Ssai Fssfls WssM Uks Xstii te User Apia. Tho Hero, sadly—Miss Marbleheart, I am going away. The Heroine, with a gasp—Heaven! Going aw-a ay? First Old Mao, to first young wo man—Como he-e, mo child, and sit by me feet. (Slow music-) Many years ago, when youi* father was but • little boy, otc. The Irato Husband, to flirtatious wife—His name, woohtn an! Glvo me his n-narno! Tho Dotcctivo, in act -i, scono 4, to tho villain—Ono mo-ment! Come with mo! Horoino, describing hero to hero ine's b mom friend—Oh, Francos, you do not know him—how noblo he is, how good, how tr-r-r-uo! 'Repeat with coda). Tho Conspirators—Hush! Wo must dissemble! Tho Iloro, to tho villain—Your base plot has succeodcd now. But liston to mo Arichihuld Davenport! An hour of tockoning w-will como. Tho Impocunious Lover—And yon will wait for mo? Tho Hoiro3s—For-cvor! Tho Leading Lady, to anybody— Listen. Gortrudo. Lahst night, as I was coining up tho gahdon walk. I hoard tho sound of voices behind tho hedge. Thinking it might bo i ome of tho servants, at first I puid no at tention, whon suddenly, tuhning tho cohnoh, I ramo fuco to face with u man. Ilsh! It was Algornon Trav orscourt! Tho Horoino. oxcitodly—l do lovo you. But I—can—novor—bo—your —wifo! Tho Wifo—Hurold, you aro keeping something from moh. What is it? Tho Loading Gentleman, to tho villain—No, sir! I spurn your prop osition! Bottor povorty with an honost namo than richos with dis honor. [l’rolongod uppluuso from tho gallorios.]—Chicago Record. Sixteenth Century Sermons. Strange, oven to irroveronco, woro tho titles of some of tho sixteenth and sovonteonth century sermons. Of such woro thoso following: “Bur ucho’s Soro Gently Oponod and .Salvo Skillfully Appliod,” “Tho Snuffers of Dlvino Lovo,” “A Spiritual Mustard Hot to Muko tho Soul Sneeze With Dovotion,” “Crumbs of Comfort for Chiokons of Graco,” “A Balance to Weigh Facts In,” “Matches Lighted at tho Divino Fire,” otc. Something to Fall Back On. Jack—My darling. I want to toll you something. I havo deceived you. I am not rich, but uttorly penniless. Will it mako any difference to you? Kthol—Not tho slightest, Jack. ••I am so glad, dearest. Aro you quito sure it will mako no difference to you?” “tiulto sure. I can marry old Moneybags. ’’ —Voguo. GRAINS OF GOLD. Influence is tho oxhalation of char acter. Tho sin yon do not kill will soon be come your master. Gratitude, says some ono, is the memory of the heart Other men's sins aro before our eyes, our own bohind our back. It is good to know right principles, but better still to love them If you have no trials, how do you know that you have any faith? One has helped the world some if he has only varied the monotony. Conceit is the most incurable disease that.is known to tho human soul. Sympathy for tho poor doesn't lift them up. Only full sacks stand on end. There are many pcoplo whoso whole wisdom consists in hiding their want of it Religion is tho final center of re pose; the goal to which all thing-, tend. God can not do ns much toward making you contontod and happy ns patience. Were a vote to be talcon as to who is the wisest man, every fool would vote for himself. Nothing from man's h ind, nor law, nor constitution, can bo final. Truth alone is final. Doing is tho great thing. For if, resolutely, people do what is right, in tlmo they come to liko doing it. Honor is liko an island, rugge 1 and without a landing-place; wo can never more re-enter when we are once out side of it. JIBES AND JESTS. He, indignantly—l hope I know my own mind! She, sweetly—Yes, you surely ought to know ni much as that Mother—llow in the world did you got your coat sleeves so dirty? Little Boy—Walkin’ ’cross tho puddles on my hands, so’s not to get my feet wet Johnny—Rapa, can a watch jump? Father—No, certainly not; what made you ask such a foolish question? Johnny—Oh, only because I’ve seen many a watch spring. A Paisley gentleman, hoaring that two of his female relations had quur- ' roled, asked: “Ha’e they ca'od each i ither ugly?” *‘Na, na.” “Ah, wool then, I can mak’ it up at ween tluin 1 yet.” Precocious Young Lady—Law, ma, hero's a heagle! Mamina, reproach fully—A heagle! Oh, you hignor.mt girl!—Vy, it’s a howl! Ivecpor of the Menagerie respectfully—Axes par ding, mum, ’tis an 'nwlc. It was the first she had over baked and she said proudly: “Don’t you think I could go into the bread busi ness?” “My dear,” answered her hus band, gently, “if thoy sold bread by weight you'd make your fortune.” "Niver again,” said Mr. Dolan, "not even if Oi get to be as rich as the Vanderbilts, will Oi take me clothes till a Chinese laundry.” “An* phy not?” asked Mrs. Dolsu. "Because Oi hov a suspicion thst the wro'.tin' be puts an the tleket is somethin' per sonal. An’ b# the looks av it it’s moighty nnooraplemintarv " Minister—l have noticed, Patriek, that the vane on our churoh spire has not changed its direction for several weeks, though the wind meantime has blow* from nil potato of the com pose Can you expiate the reason of this? FMHek—fm thinking I oan do tint MM,' ▼•«* rlyorenoe. It needs •j’* 1 * u “* THE MADAM'S LITTLE GAME. ■•r MUto M*«» to Socora Roalps foi Bor Do a ■fetor'* Bolt. A good story was told a St Louii Poet-Dispatch man the other day by the hero of it, a young gentleman who belongs to McAllister’s New York “400.” It will do equally well to “point a moral or adorn a tale.” “Soma years ago,” said Mr. Dause- Aoe, “I made the acquaintance ol Miss Angelica Van Stunner. She wai sweet 18, lovely, lively, accomplished, agreeable, with a nice lot of money in prospect, and she belonged to the front rank in tho McAllister phalanx. I visited her quito frequently, but not with any serious intentions, for 1 was not in tho marrying mood, and if 1 had been i lacked the gall to woo such an adorable mistress. However, I could not and would not deny myself tho pleasure of her society. So I eontinuod my calls until finally Mmo. Van Stun ner invited me to take a drive with horalone tho next afternoon, i accepted of courso, for such an invi tation from such a ludy I considered a high honor. Wo drovo out through Central park, talked about a little of everything for an hour, and then madam came down to business thus: •Mr. Douco-Acc 1 havo ob orvod with pleasuro your attentions to my daughtor, which though not especial ly murkedstiave contributed much to her social onjo.vment during tho last season. But mothors, you know*, are proverbially anxious about their daughters, and unwilling to take the slightest risk wliero their happiness is involved. You will understand and appreciate my motivo then when I suggost thut unless you havo seri ous intentions in regard to Angelica it will bo best for all concerned that you cease your visits.’ And then she smiled at mo so swaotly that I could not tay a word—and wouldn’t if 1 could. “Angolica immediately bccamo moro adorablo than over and hor adoror became over so much boldor. My attentions wero now so marked as to bo remembered by all our mutual friends and were received with such charming graco and ap parent satisfaction that I could not doubt tho young lady was as much intorostod as myself. So swootly sho bade me adieu that I thought that Bho bade rao return. At last, after tho propor time had elapsed and when all tho signs seemed to ho auspicious, I proposed in duo and anciont form. Angelica looked at mo and smiled with a frmile just like her mother’s, and then—sho ‘throw me,’ as the boys say, ‘higher than Gildcroy’s kito. ’ ••As I walked homo that night a sadder and a wisor man, Mmo. Van Stunnor’s little garno dawned upon it’s innocent victim. Sho was am bitious for hor daughtor to havo as many proposals (‘scalps at her bolt’) as possible, and, as I learned later, had caught half a dozen nico fellows just as sho caught me. Angelica’s photo stands on iny bachelor mantel, among tho several other girls whom I havo loved and lost, but not in the samo noat way.” Thon Mr. Douco- Aco laughed and left. Pen Picture of Twillght. A September twilight. Thoro wero delicate clouds in tho northern and onstorn sky. Mere films of palo pink mist, they Btrotched upward like a fan from the horizon, while strange tints of gray and green flecked tho light, fleecy voil drawn ovor tho westorn heaven. Everything looked unsubstantial and unearthly in tho weird and changing glow. Colors altered every momont and forms yiolded their permanence to some transforming magic. Beauty only remained, as if it alono wero real amid tho shows of earth and sky. A little house stood back from tho road. A small field plantod in hues of umber, brown and ochro stretched before her eyes. Hero and there on itß surface tho golden rod displayed a tarnished glory in splashes of rod dened and faded yellow. A patch of cultivated ground extended on ono side, whero the corn was still stand ing, and here a russet amber was the prevailing hue, broken by hints of purple in tho tassoled tops of tho stalks. Back of the fields tho at mosphoro bathed the whole sceno with a unifying oloment which har monized all its dotails.—New Fetor son. Progress With His Writing. Tho newspapers havo beon culled tho wife’s foe, bocauso tho husband, while roadlng his dally journal, must not be disturbed by conversation. A certain worthy clergyman found it iho rival to tho biblo. Ho had taught an old man in his parish to read, und found him an apt pupil. After his lossons woro finished, ho was not ablo to call for somo time, and whon ho did, only found tho wifo at home. “How is John?” said he. “How does ho got on with his reading?” “Oh, nicely, sir.” ••Ah, I suppose ho’ll road his biblo vory comfortably now?” “Bible, sir! Ho was out of tho biblo and into tho nowspapors long a;oi” This transition from tho solid and ossontial to the idle and super ficial has many forms in the experi ences of modorn life. When Consuls Are Judges. In lands liko China, Japan or Siam tho United States minister or consul general, as well as tho representatives of tho other groat powers, exorcises what is called in tho treaties “oxtra territorial jurisdiction.” For in stance, all violations of law by resi dents who claim tho protection of tho Aniorican flag, whethor it bo bo tween themselves or with a native, must be adjustod by tho consul. At such posts as Kobon, Hankow, Yoko hama or Bangkok the United Status ministor or consul sits almost daily as a court His power is supromo, oven to tho point of ordoring capital punishment, and tho findings of tho consular court aro froo of any re version or Interference whutsoovor of tho native authorities. His Currency Basis. Farmer Uego was nailing a picket to his fonco when tho huckster drovo up. Tho conversation drifted from personal business to national topics. “What kind of a currency business do you favorP” asked the huokstor. “W-a-a-1,” said Mr. Bego, “I s’poso I’m no different from a hull lot of better known people in favorln’whut I kin reach out an’ git the most of with the least trouble. ” “Yer fur silver, then, ain’t yerP” “Nope. I’m fur ’taters. I did ex pect ter bo fur hay, but my ’taters has knocked my hay dean silly.”— Washington Star. Theatrical Notes. Manager—You don’t die naturally. Aotress—l do my best ••Buppose it was reality and you wanted to put your husband in a good humor f” “To do that I aeodn’t die at all. XU I rel* knwi, mmu H *• THE FARM AND HOME. AN EXPERIENCED BREEDER ON FEEDING HOGS. I The Right Kind of Feeding foe tho Boat Growlli Foet* Top Downward* fr belter wnd Food —Fern* Motes—Bow to Servo • Dinner. Swine Feeling. To give definite rulos for feeding from year to year is hardly possible. Grains vary in foeding value, prices vary, making the moßt profitable grain Of one year tho most unprofit able of another. Weather must bo considered, the condition of the ani- ; mats requiro different methods and materials at different times, and all theso must bo mot and provided for by tho feeder and his knowledge, ob servation. oxporienco; in short his ••hog sense,” must bo his guido, not p intod rules. Nor is success con lined to tho moro art of feedipg, co ! matter how skillfully done. Thoughtful and udoquato provision must bo made in propor time and season for tho requisite feeding ma tcrial. As part of tho subjoct of feeding, I am of courso expected to say some thing about cook ng, grinding, soak- ! ing whole grain, wet or dry moal and i sweet and sour food. On most farms ! where swine feeding is conducted : on a large sealo thoro is seldom ! sufficient milk. On my place pigs , learn to cat with tho sows, and 1 find that not cooked food but that brought to a scalding heat and fed while warm and sweet produces tho best results. Tho milk of tho sow is warm and sweet, and I deem it best, to conform as much as possible to natural conditions in foeding arti ficial food. Scalding renders food easier of digestion, warmth stimu lates growth and helps sustain ani mal heat. The feeder should not only aim to havo sows that will successfully give birth to pigs but these of good milk ing strains. Our dairy friends may object to this term being applied to a.sow as in cows. I'lonty of mother’s milk will give thu pig the right start during its suckling period. Separate troughs for sows and litters aro not provided at our placo, but shallow troughs of sufficient length for the wliolo family to dino at; this is a plan I believo not generally practiced, but pigs should eat with out crowding. Quietness in feoding conduces to thrift No kind of food gives bettor satis faction for sows aud pigs than equal parts, by weight, of shorts, bran and corn meal, adding ono pound of oil meal daily for each sow and litter, tho wholo in connection with clover pasture. Tho feed is mixed six to twelve hours before feoding. so ns to l>o fed before souring or fermen tation. It is well to observe, how o.trt, that in wet seasons a percent age 01 dry food is beneficial. For tho first ninety days my hord of l»ig’:». averaging from eighty to 120, makos an average gain of threo quarters of a pound a day, fed only twico a day after tho pigs aro six weeks old. 11. may bo said that by my system of feeding tho sow will got the lion’s share, but if sho does sho gives it back in increased flow of milk. Besidos, I thin* thut sows nursed to a shadow will not havo tho strength and v'gor essential to their next farrowing time. Few sows will suckle pigs more than ninoty days aud “weaning tho pigs” may sa'ely bo left to tho mother. After weaning wo soil the pigs in their respective stys with groen peas for a few days, thon turn them into tho poa pasturo day times, and furnish thorn ail tho fresh, clean water thoy want Tho pea food is likely to produce costivenoss, but feeding swill at night will correct that tendency. This system of feed ing rarely fails to glvo a growth of a pound a day, and it is that growth und development all on nitrogenous food that fits them for tho final finish on corn. At this period tho differ ence between wholo and ground corn is not largo enough to compensate for the cost of tiro grinding. But tho excrement should bo watched, and when corn passes wholly or in part undigested, ground or soaked corn should 1 o foJ. I never got good re sults from barley, ryo or oats whon fod whole and soaked, and think corn is the only grain to food unground and soaked successfully. Tho diges tive powers of tho animal grow weaker as it ripens, and it is thon when a slightly formentod food aids digestion, and stimulates appetito, and soaking wholo corn thon supplies that nocossary quality. Wo all know that fattening an ani- i mill lossons its vitality arid often in vites disease. Professor Robtrtson once said: “When a man sells hogs whoso main occupation has boon to rquoal, he docs not sell any skill. Thoro aro long-backed, long-necked, long-snouted hogs who live a year und a half on a man and thon aro not willing to die at a profit for his bono lit. A man doe* not, cannot sell skill in stroll a puoknge, but is trying to ell stjuoal, which is not market ablo through a hog or any othor chan nel t'io world knows of. Thon the least wo v.n-tc in swine feeding, and le • squeal and moro skill wo can soil must bo our objectivo points.” | Fi om tho address of Theodore Louis ! before tho National Swlno Broodors' , a sociation.— Got man’s Rural World. Wheat Over Standard Weight. The wheat sent to the world’s fair from (Logon woighod heavier than that from any other stato. It's aver age was between sixty-two and ono lialf and sixty-throo pounds per bushol. Most of tho wheat from tho Middlo and Fastorn states is not nbovo bit rather under tho stundu.'d weight sixty pounds pot* bushol. This indicates that Kastorn wheat- is more starchy and tho Western wheat has moro gluton. Starch is much tho lightest part of tho flour, whilo tho gluten is vory heavy in propor tion to tho bulk it oceupios. Whoat grown on new land, as that of Oregon probably was, has usually moro gluton than that grown on long-cul tivatod fields. The gluten is largely nitrogenous, yet often tho addition of nitrogen in stablo manure makos a large growth of straw with a shrunken, imperfoct grain.—Ameri- can Cultivator. Shelter and Food. In Bulletin No. 23 of tho Utah ex periment station, Profossor Sanborn, tho direotor, gives mmo very in teresting facts relating to his ox perimonts in feeding stoors indoors and out Thoro wero throe lots of j i-tccrs in tho trial; ono lot was fed in a shod, ono lot in tho open air t.nd ono lot in box stalls. In a given i lime “the lot undor tho shed con- | turned 2.)3 pounds less of food than : tho lot in the open air. while tho lot .n tho box stalls consumed 47tf poundo loss food than tho tat In tho open air, f.nU 22 » pounds less than the lot in the •hod." Professor Sanborn says: "Xh» UfKiatMt aftwa wttk tkil tt j>fflc«d!npr j'cars in allowing that a lot In 4‘ warm barn, in bo* stall*, with limited 1 exercise, make a mors economical uso at food than a lot in tho open air. ,T If this bo true of steers, and it is, then with how much mo“rb force doos it apply to cows which are kqpt to make milk, and upon the ratio of between feed consumed and milk yielded depends all the profit Cows must bo kept comfortablo In Winter; tho more comfortablo they are the more profitable will they be, and when it is known that it costs moro to feed cows in Cold stables than it duos in warm ones, it ought ;to be a matter of good business | policy id put tho stables in tho best ' condition possible. It looks now as though one wdy to save ) feed is to keop tho cows warm; weatherboards are cheaper than meal and bedding than hay; money j spent in making tho cow's stable warm is well invested; Posts Top Downward. I As to sotting posts lop downward | ito make them last, there hus been a | | good deul of discussion. Many years 1 ago byway of tost, a farmer wet two gate posts, one top and tho other butt downward. The latter was taken from tho lower, und what I might be supposed tho Iwst end of tho log and both were entirely sound. ' Ho had, some years sinco, occasion j to remove the posts; the latter was J entirely rott d off. and tho former would have lasted sotno six. eight or moro years longer. 110 tried two pieces of post fonce with similar re sults. It is 6uch experiments as those have got into most men's beads tho notion that posts set top downward will last longest. Such practical tests are of moro importance in decid ing such questions than all tho philosophical reasons that could bo produced. It is moisture that rots timber. Keep it dry and it is exompt from decay. There are many kinds of shrubs, etc., that pro pagato from tho slip; for instance, tho currant, grapo and willow. Those although separated frqpi any connec tion with tho root, continue to clo vato tho moisture from tho earth, so as to cause their growth. Of courso tho vossols of post tirabor if placed in tho ground according to tho ar rangements of nature, will elevate tho moisturo and keep the timber damp; but if tho order is reversed it remains comparatively dry; hence, tho principal reason, no doubt, why a post lasts longer top downward.— Farmors Voice. How to Serve a Dinner. Broad must be freshly cut Soiled plates and dishos should bo romovod from tho right Table cloths must bo luid without wrinkles und perfectly straight A dining room must bo free from dust and at a pleasant temperature. Carvers must bo treated with as much respect as if thoy were razors. Everything relating only to ono courso must bo removed before serv ing another courso. A cow need not be expected to give a large amount of ricli milk without plonty of good, rich food. Butter is not extra unless it lias a fine, fresh flavor, of a good body,uni form and a color for the season. A meal must nover bo announced until everything is in readiness which is needed or may bo needed. A waitress is responsible for tho proper heating of dishos and plates boforo they aro brought to tho table. Tho sharp odgos of knives must bo turned toward the plate; bowls of spoons and tinos of forks must bo turned up. Upon ditches will drain land but tiling is much bettor. It suves land and then thoro are no ditches to bo kopt cleaned out Everything which ndmits of choice must be placed at'tho left. Every thing which docs not admit of choice must be placed at tho right In clearing the tnblo food must be romovod first, thon sollod china, i glass, silver, and cutlery, then clean i china, glass, silver and cutlery, then 1 crumbs, then carving cloths. Farm Notes. As long as the milk increases, in-. crcaso tho feed, while it lHwgrofitable. ! Tboso who mako a poor Trfticlo of : butter do not generally get a profit out of it Well cured corn fodder, oat straw ! or clover aro excellent for tho sheep j in winter. Turnips constitute a considerable' part of the food of tho cows on the Islo of Jorsoy, it is said. Forty dogreos is about tho proper temporatu o for preserving fruit in cold storago. It may bo lowo.' but should not bo higher. It will cost very littlo on many farms to bring tho water into tho barn, and if it is dono it is so much bettor in winter for both stock and man. Novor induce a horse to como to you in tho pasture by protending to hold out something to him. when jou havo nothing. Tho animal will sion learn to doubt your word and nctibn. English farmers, it is said, will ; quit growing grain altogether. ; That will improvo tho market *or \ Amorican farmors, and still tho ] English farmer can buy imported grain cheaper than ho can grow it Prof. Craig says tho best gnin, -til things considered, that ho has been ! able to got with sucking lnmbs was mado with a ration consisting of four parts of bran, four parts of corn meal and ono part oil meal. Whilo it must bo admitted .that in stock raising a great doal depends upon tho food and tho caro. at the samo time it is a fact that somo stock do not respond to tho bost. of caro sufficiently to bo profitablo. Have u good class of stock in tho first place and thon give them first-class treat ment. A Gift for the Khedive. The khodivo of Egypt is to have a gold toilot service. Ilis mother las had it mado for him in London. Thoro aro twonty-soven pieces, 28- karat gold, chased in Honaissntco stylo, by hand. Each piece bears in diamonds tho monogram "A. P surmounted by the crown of the Grand Turk. It required 1,203 diamonds, two hair brushes, two clothes brush js, two hat brushes, a shaving brush and two razors, a hand mirror, a table mirror, with sconces, a shoe horn, glovo stretchers, scissors, knifo. two penknives, a pin cushion, two powder boxes, three perfumo caskets and a fez stand and cover, to mako up tho sot It is enclosed in a costly oboay ease. Ancestral Timber’s Mark. Little Boy—My first namo is av fully ugly; but you has got a rival pretty name, hasn't you? Little Girl—Yes; I think it is. Little Boy. tneditatlvely—l gut as you don't have any rich ole bachUe* aunts, did you?—Good Neva I Take no Substitute for I Royal Baking Powder. I It is Absolutely Pure. ■ All others contain alum or ammonia. Physical Training in School. It 1* aali] that the lntrodtfttlonof phynlcal training Into the public eohooln or fbwrton ha* been followed by most beneficial results. I* l ha* now been tried long enough to enable i one lb predicate something about lu effects. lln 1890 the SWSdlsh educational system of I gymnastics wus Intrbddccd. and since then \ tho etudent* have beeh compelled to go I through certain exercises every da£ At the j opening In September of the present Kt’bo'd 1 tear comparisons were made between the I bearing a lid physique of the scholars to-day • and theft' appearance three years sgo. It was the unanlmotis opinion of the teachers that their charges had hteotnc much more graceful In carriage, stronger nnd more ro bust. In the high school there hM never been a brighter and healthier lot of boys, The system In vogue Is thorough. Each teacher receives a lesson In the exercises ev ery two weeks, and the scholars devote fifteen minutes a day to "physical culture." Dr. Carver, the great shot, says; "Hit an orange In the center find It will vanish from \lght." People have often noticed that the orange vanishes pretty rapidly when attacked on the circumference. A Tonic that Quiets the Nerves. Not all the sedatives Und nerve foods and nar cotics, In which this age of Wicdieal discovery I* so prolific, ran respire quiet to the 1 nerves permit' nently. so long os the tranquility of those Veils! tlve organs are disturbed by irregular digest!©*!. When the food is not adequately digested anil «- slmilated, a totilc or Invigorating effort Is not ex erted upon them, they leinnln weak anil unstrung, nnd nightly repose Is disturbed and fitful. Ur ginning at the fountain head. Host, tier's Stomach flitters reforms a disordered condition of the stomach and promotes general vigor, in wbh-h the nerves share in common with the rest of the system. A regular action of the 1...W.-I* nnd liver, resulting from the U-e of the in.-do me. n - eon dure to this good effect Mnliirin. rheumatism Bud kidney coin|duiiit nil nert e disturbing cum plaints, nre r. r. .ted by the Hitters. It is stated that the bearded woman who excited so much attention nt the World’s Fair, has since died, leaving a disconsolate wife and six small children. There Is more Catarrh In tins section of the country than ull other ili-<-a«o« put together, and until the last few years was supposed to lx. Incurable. For n great many years doc tors pronounced it a local disease, and pre scribed local remedies, and by constantly fail ing to cure with local treatment, pronounced It incurable. Science lias proven catarrh to be a constitutional disease, und therefore re quires constitutional treatment. Hall's Ca tarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, Is the only constitutional cure on the market. It Is taken Internally In doses from 10 drops to n teaspoonful. It ucts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. They offer one hundred dollurs for any ease It fails to cure, bend for cir culars and testimonials. Address F. J. CIIFNEY & CO., Toledo, 0. Fig-Sold by Druggists, 75c. Hearth-rugs for families In mourning nre now the thing. Why not use coffins for Ice boxes during the appointed season of sorrow. Cheap Excursion Rates. The Union Pacific hns now on sale winter tourist tickets to Louisiana. Texas nnd New Mexico points, also Key West. Havana, and to New York and return via Galveston or New Orleans; also one fare to all Texas points on Dec. 12, 1 SIM. .lan. 9. Feb. 13, March 13, April 10 ami May 8. 1904. Those who contemplate spending the winter In the South, or wishing to enjoy a delightful sea voyage, can procure full information regard ing rates, routes, etc., by calling at city ticket office, 1703 Larimer st., or addressing Geo. Ady, General Agent. Denver, Colo. The late session of Cong rcss has convinced ■ a great many people that there may have ; been some truth after all in the story about Halaam's ass talking. Beasts do talk some times. | Cocons and Coi.ns. Those who are suf fering from Coughs, Colds. Sore Throat, etc . i should try Bnowx’s Bronchial Tkocues. Sold only in boir*. 1 A needle was found In an egg laid by a Texas hen. This suggests the possibility of some day having hens that will lny railroad tracks. Colonist Sleepers Arc run dally to nnd from San Francisco and Portland, Ore., by the Union Pacific. These cars nre titled up complete with mat resses, blankets, pillows, etc., requiring nothing to he furnished by pnssengers. For any additional Information call at city ticket office, 1703 Larimer st. A "mlddlc-agcd girl" recently advertised for a situation. After n while we may hear of "youthful octogenarians." IlßEcnAM'a Pii.ls act like magic on the liver and other vital organs. One dose re lieves sick headache In 20 minutes. A New York barkeeper says that one cash paying customer Is worth a dozen who cotnc In and shake dice to sec w hose name will go on the slate for drink*. Paste This In Your Hat. On Dec. 12, 1903, Jan. 0, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10 nnd May 8. 1994, the Union Pacific will sell tickets to Texas points and return at one fare for the round trip. Ticket office 1703 Larimer st. The Rocky Mountain News, published at Denver, Colo., Is the only dally Populist paper In the nation. Its cartoon, apropos to tho times, with every Issue Is worth the subscrip tion, and it Is full, fair nnd strong for the cause of reform. Daily. 50 cents per month; weekly, $1 a year In advance. Bend 5c for a sample copy. Strikes seem to be the order of tho day. There Is such a thing as striking so hard a to break both the anvil nnd the hammer. Shiloh's Consumption Cure tioii. It lb the U-st Couch Cum. 23cLa!,S0uta. ft fl.iu You can keep burglars out of your house by leaving the valuables out at night on the frontdoor step—that Is If you have any valu ables. You may be engaged in journalism. "Hanson's Magic Corn Salve.” Warranted to euro, or money refunlel. Ask your druggist for It. Trio* 1.1 cents. The American public Is fast coming to know a communist by his breath. ALL ACHES OF JOINTS, NERVES AND MUSCLES ST. JACOBS OIL WILL CURE AND PROMPTLY HUSTLES. I tho Naoal n, Koala the Sores, X la applied Into the Not lie to uso, Gives relief at BIERS, CO W' St„ New Tort.N SOUVENIR COIN FOR EIGHTY CENTS. NEVER OFFERED BEFORE FOR LESS THAN ONE DOLLAR. Father or Mother; \ Slater or Brother; / -££*=4^^ || Sweetheart or Lover i TcEjsJHPr f J \W/ Christmas or New Year’s Present %-jesjsX Something they could always keep as a reminder of the Co* lumbian year. What more than a WORLDS ? FAIR * SOUVENIR ’ HALF? DOLLAR? Sent Post-Paid to any address for SO cents in 1 « Mlßt Only a tatted anaaber lrfl Offer A pessimist, walking with his wife und meeting a whole school of girl* s»lj sorrow fully: "H'-avens nnd earth! The poor men 1 What a crowd of future mothcr-lu-laws.” THE MONDERN MOTHER Has found that her little ones are Improved more by the pleasant laxative. Syrup of Fig*, when In need <>f the laxative effect of ageutlo remedy than by any other, and that It la moro acceptable to them. Chlldreu enjoy It and It them. The true remedy, Syrup of Fig*. Is manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only. We don't want any ntrnro poem* <>n "Beau tiful Snow." liV, too much trouble thawing them out on the steam radiator I j ! . ' I Sixteen World's Fair Photos for One Dime. The Chicago. Milwaukee At Bt. Paul Hall way hus made an arrangement with a first class publishing house to furnish a series of beautiful World's Fair picture-, of a largo G/e, at the nominal cost to the purchaser of only ten cents lor a portfolio of elxw-en Illus trations. Nothing so handsome in regard t«» the World's Fair has yet been published. The eerie* would be worth at least twelve dollars if tin- pictures were not published in such large quantities, nnd v e .ire therefore able to furnish the** works of art for only Remit your money to George H. UnnfTord, General I'a—enger Agent. ' 'lilcago Milwau kfe ahi p.iul Itailn ;iy, at ('hii ngo. In., nnd the pictures will be sent promptly U> any specified address. They will make a Uaiul tome holiday glf(. It Is not the correct tiling In society now to sav to his affianced »ay your head upon my breast." He sboWWaay: "Pall, take your head off my wish-bone. Something New. The "Santa Fc Route" lins Inaugurated a I through daily free reclining elialr car service between Denver, Colorado Springs and Og den In both directions. Holders of second-cine* tickets to or from Utah or Pacific coast points reading via this 1 line will be permitted to occupy these car* j without extra charge. Dining Cars to California. The Union Pacific Is th* only line running dining cars between Denver, San Francisco nnd Portland. < ire. Enclose two-cent Hamp for sights nnd scenes In California. Ticket j office 1703 Larimer st. An Italian astronomer has discovered that the people on Mars nre making signals to us. He ought to swear off on the first, or even I sooner. See Colchester Spading Boots adv. In other column. A patch on a boy * trousers U something new under the son. If the Baby Is Cutting Teeth, ffesere and use that old nnd well-tried remedy. Mb*. '.VisiujV* Boothisc Stbit fur Children Teething. Whisky nnd the police get a good many men Into trouble. Suffered for Twelve Years. UrcUlt, (formerly EnlcrpriacJ Taylor I (.'irutity, IP. Pa. ) World's Dippensauy Medical Association, Buffalo, N.Y.: ( Gentlemen—A heart overflowing with grati tude prompts me, to write you. Twelve long sulleretf great ■ iy, from Utcr jnent nnd at u Pj'Y “>’ Pfijf '&\ besides speud j J’ieroe's Favor- Bias. Wilson and child. noet*ex cellent health. I would, to day! have been in my grave, nnd my little children mother less. nnd It not been for you and your rnedi i cine. 1 will recommend your medicine os long ns I live. If any one doubts this, give my name and address. Yours sincerely. -Mils. MALVINA WILSON. SmlVSS"iThompson's Ey» Wat»r, MARRIAGE PAPER tiLXXLI..S' MONTHLV. TOLEDO. OHIO PHANGE AN I BUGGY POLE I| to *linft ■ In n minute -Ith hit couplmf. WllimiU:V|»lr Agent*. Brlak, OloomvUl*, O. DEAFNESS . AN ? BF ADNO I S ES JB URED At-A-Price^sss^ THE NASBY LETTERS All thrNn.bv Letter* cv.-rwrltteii. now r>r Ir*t time piihllklied In hook form. 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