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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
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
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
Tho Dotcctivo, in act -i, scono 4,
to tho villain—Ono mo-ment! Come
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
Tho Conspirators—Hush! Wo must
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 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
Tho Horoino. oxcitodly—l do lovo
you. But I—can—novor—bo—your
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
“tiulto sure. I can marry old
Moneybags. ’’ —Voguo.
GRAINS OF GOLD.
Influence is tho oxhalation of char
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
There are many pcoplo whoso whole
wisdom consists in hiding their want
Religion is tho final center of re
pose; the goal to which all thing-,
God can not do ns much toward
making you contontod and happy ns
Were a vote to be talcon as to who is
the wisest man, every fool would vote
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
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
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
“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
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.”—
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
The Right Kind of Feeding foe tho
Boat Growlli Foet* Top Downward*
fr belter wnd Food —Fern* Motes—Bow
to Servo • Dinner.
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
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
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-
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.—
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
| 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
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
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
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
Sixteen World's Fair Photos for One
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.
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
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,
( Gentlemen—A heart overflowing with grati
tude prompts me, to write you. Twelve long
■ 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
-Mils. MALVINA WILSON.
SmlVSS"iThompson's Ey» Wat»r,
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matted free ro ereryrwww in who *eml, *1 for a >ear'e
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