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HANDY BARREL CART.
2 Doea Not Talce Much Time to Con struct One, AlthonsK It Save Lots of Time Afterward. 'There -are several erood methods of -arranging' a hand cart for transport ing a single barrel a short distance. Some -of these require the barrel to be ironed or otherwise fitted up, and the cart cannot 'be used with, any other barrel than the one it is fitted up for. To make the cart shown in the illustra tion (Fig. I), which may be used with any barrel, first procure a stout piece df about 3x3-inch wood, a little longer than the greatest diameter of an ordi- THE CAKT COMPLETED . nary barrel. Epund down the ends ox this piece and put on iron ferules, so as to fit in wheels of an old hand cart aa an axle; or, Instead of rounding down ends, leave square and attach an old iron axle of cart, if it had one, by staples or clips. Secure two long pieces of wood as light as consistent with strength and rigidity for the handles of the contrivance. Taper down at one end. to be convenient for hands. At large ends of these handles, bolt firm ly on each a piece of heavy wagon tire, curved slightly, to fit sides of barrel. About one foot from the small ox THE CONSTRUCTION EXPLAINED. handle ends of the pieces, bolt a 2x1 inch piece on under side to serve, as a brace. Bolt this crosspiece solid at one end, and at the other end make - several bolt holes an inch or so apart, so that the bolt may be put in which ever hole will hold the handles the right distance apart to conform to size of "barrel. v' Fig. "2 will help to make the construct tion plain, It will be seen that as the handles are moved farther apart on the - adjustable crosspiece, the ' ends .which grip the barrel will be brought closer together. It should be set so as to grip barrel far enough up to hold it: secure, jand yet not slip.entirely ove pn&rrI at"Yis .. largesj ;part. . When transporting a barrel that is full ol .anything heavy, the cart must be used with a little care to keep from crush ing in iihe sides of barrel, and for this reason rtry to "have the iron pieces fit around the barrel as uniformly as pos sible. Ohio Farmer. USING DAMAGED FEEDS. Grain Xnjnred In Amjr Manner What vr -Shonld Be Fed Very Soar Inctf to Farm Stoek. ; BleaeSied hay or straw has not the .. eedillir VAlue of hav nr afrnnr ti.T. ving its normal -color and strength. Bleaching1, caused by exposure to weather, .robs hay of its . sweetness 'and succulence, . leaving a sort Of dead roughness possessing compara tively little if ee ding value. This los through exposure 'to the elements likewise ,f very materially injures grains, 1 extracting the soluble . com pounds contained in them and render ing them almost devoid of nutrition. Just now many questions are being asked as to -the advisability of feed- fry? grains injured in the manner in dicated. The answer to those ques tions must be general rather, than specific, as so much depends upon the degree and also upon the nature of the injury that mo answer can be given that will meet the needs of every .case. It may be said with safety, however, iliat wheat or other grain that is badly musted or; mold- - ed is much injured for feeding. Such mold is quite injurious when fed in large quantities. Of course any proc ess that will tend to remove mold from it will lessen the injury, but no after treatment can make such grain a first-class food again. Second, if the grain is simply badly wrinkled with the wet and diseolored, its feed ing value- for stock woiuld not - seem to be lessened. Third, if the wheat is small and the grains so diminutive and uneven in size in addition to the discoloration, it still makes excellent food for live stock. It has a large amount of bran relatively, and this makes it a safe food even when fed alone. Damaged wheat may be fed to sheep, without being ground. "For cattle and swine it ought to be ground. If such wheat has in it oily seeds 'of weeds, its feeding value is probably improved rather than in jured. Thepil in the seeds is slightly tlasjativei -But it' would be easiiy pos 6ible to have too much of this ele ment ;f or the best , resultg.; Farmers "Voice. v-'" " """ " AZtiWii;r AreWeanediO ! Very young pigs, after weaning, fihould receive slcim millr. Vit-o -r. ,-ni .ground cfatsV ''bltrver is 'also excellent as a bulky food. Corn and cornmeal make the best' foods for fattening; Jbut the ,bet resijilts j whenthel iiniraaia Jals'61:reijeive'.'a yiwfeiyijnft.a1j--dition, such as clover, turnips, bran, skim' miUcJror eveii)WeedsJ i The! seeds men in almost any city can supply ooks qp the management of swine. MORSES IN SPRINGTIME. Some Reason Why They Should Be Cared For, Instead of Neglected, at This Period. The weather At this season of the year is apt to be very changeable, and the ground muddy. With March and April usually come a good many disagreeable days, which, with the frost leaving the ground and the sudden change, render it unhealthy for both man and beast, and I be lieve that the horse comes in for a largrer share of neglect, or suffers more from mismanagement, than any other animal, at this time The farm horse does not usually shed his winter, coat until along in March or first part' of April, and at this season while his hair is long and thick, lively exercise causes him to sweat freely, and as the days get warm he is liable to be left without being covered while the air is really cold, and the necessity for blanket ing while standing after exercise is fully as great as in the middle of the winter. It is in the warm, spring like days when dampness arises from the approach of the glowing sun, while snow is yet on the ground or in the air, that man and beast "take cold," rather than in the seven cold days of January. When the horse stands exposed to the cold winds the neck, chest and back should be covered; but how common it is to see horses, wet with sweat, hitched to the fence, and if covered at all, with an apology for a blanket, short at both ends, while the chances are: that the driver is comfortably seated indoors; and then perhaps after standing in this way for two or three hours, he is driven home through the mud and placed in the stable without further attention. ; Horses that are hitched out of doors should be placed in sheltered positions, well blanketed and left to remain there no longer than neces sary, and, after a drive through the mud, with a handful of straw or piece of sacking brush the mud from the legs and fetlocks, cover with a light blanket and shut all doors so as to keep out the draught. Ohio Farmer. . STABLE CONVENIENCE. Table That Can Be Vied for Manx Purposes and . Takes Tip No Room Whatever. The cuf shows a wide board hinged td the wall of the barn or stable, onto two triangular bits of board hinged beneath it. A button holds the board against the wall when not in use. Pull out the two triangular pieces, and let down the wide board, and you have "J, . ii I lit I HANDY CONTRIVANCE, a bench or table, on which the pails of milk can be set, or the feed boxes, or on which some bit of repairing can be done. Such a table is a great con venience 'Oftentimes, and when not in use is entirely out of the way. N. Y. Tribune. Railing Cattle on Farms. . It is not true that the cattle busi ness to be profitable must be con ducted on the broad ranges of the western plains, says Texas "Farm and Ranch.' That is One' profitable system of cattle raising, but there is another which yields fully as great profits for the capital invested. Raising cattle on the farm has in all countries and all ages been found profitable, and more so now than ever. By raising cattle on the farm the farmer has a good market for all the feed he can raise, saves labor and expense of transportation and avoids much loss from waste and hocus-pocus of com merce.' And one of the main features of stock farming is that it can be made to continually improve the fer tility and value of the farm. Little Hay Gom a Long War. Hay for work horses should not be fed in excessive amounts when they are upon the, road or,, worked hard. Stuffing- withhay when -required to exert their strength or speed is liable to cause serious - and lasting injury. It is also without doubt a more fre quent cause of ' heaves and wind break in horses than in anything else. , When either of these troubles exists- !it so .aggravates the disease as to endanger the animal's life. At morning and noon only very little hay should be given with enough grain to keep up the strength' and flesh'of-the horse, but at night a lib eral..ampunt of hay should be fed. Lewis Olsen, in Farm and Home. The Maturity Ho-. Hogs vary to an astonishing degree as to the time in , which they will ma ture. We hearJyet of breeders that claim to have hogs that go on grow ingftill they 'fire fife.-or"ix years old, but' tt bourse breeding in modern times tends to eradicate this late maturing habit. Now most of our swine reach maturity jn a little ?pyer a year and reach a marketable growth in ten months. or less. For breeding animals it is "advocated that the hogs be fed so that they will ma ture rapidly and make their growth during 'two'-yekrW "it ''argued that such4 hogs will thave more vital ity to transmit to their offspring.- Farmers' Review. 1 ' w THE BETTER GULF-STREAM. from fervid climes a river pours Its current o'er the sea, A.nd carries warmth to northern shores, Which else would frozen be; The softer skies on snowy plains A melting splendor ning; And ancient Britain Joys to see Her winters turned to spring. ' ... .-V-' O fervid clime, O Heart of God, ' " From Thy warm bosom came That river of Thy truth a.id love Which we the Gospel name ! AH praise to Thee, O sunny Heart, For wliat Thy stream has brought To this cold world of shivering souls, And -a. new climate wrought! It murmured round our frozen coasts. It kissed and lapped our strand. Then cast up spring and summer wealth O'er all the barren land; Whatever good our eyes behold. Whatever good we may. Within that gracious Gulf-stream hides That laps our shores to-day. Rev. E. F. Burr, D. D., in N. Y. Observer. RESPECT YOUR CAPACITIES. Unman Inequality More In Idea Than in Fact Cthlcs Versns Esthetics. The seeming differences which exist between the more favored members of society and the less favored are em phasized in a way to make the more favored conceited and the less ' fa vored discouraged. , Probably all men are not equal, either in 'point of en dowment or attainment, but what counts as inequality is a good deal less of it due to the fact in the case than to the way it is looked at. ' If it is said of a man that he is rich, all that that means is that there are some others that have less; it says nothing' as to his possessions actually, but only as to his possessions relative ly. One man under one set of circum stances may be rich with $1,000, an other man under another set of cir cumstances may be poor with $1,000, 000. A street Arab with a dollar is a billionaire. Any man is poor when he stands by the side of a man who is worth 100 times as much. Any man is rich when he stands by the side of a man who is worth 100 times as little. As compared with God, Mr Vanderbilt is a pauper, and even Mr. Carnegie is a mere gutter-snipe. It is a principle of mathematics that - although finite quantities differ when compared with each other, they are absolutely equal when compared with an infinite quan tity, so that while as against Mr. Van derbilt and Mr. Carnegie I am poor, when they and I stand up in the face of God they are neither of them a stiver better off than I am. . point of wisdom can be handled,, in very much the same way.' .A man is learned when , he knows more than most of his contemporaries, be those contemporaries scholars or, -ignoramuses. It is all pure matter of com parison. Adam was the bright par ticular luminary of his day, and was liberally educated before he even knew how to read. A good deal is told us of the wisdom of Solomon, and he certainly was a distinguished proverb ialist, but he would have been plucked on an entrance to the freshman class of Columbia. I once taught an A B C class in a primary school, and there was one bright little fellow in the class who had learned, say, half of the letters of the alphabet, and it was fear ful to behold the tortures he experi enced in trying to strangle his merri ment when his less liberally educated classmate called an "0" "A." Whether boy or man, anybody knows a great deal if he knows of nobody who knows more, particularly if he knows of a good many who know less. Speaking still farther of this same matter of wisdom, it is important to notice that even those who know the most know nothing exactly as it is. Our best knowledge does not arrive at the truth and is only an approach to the truth. To say that we are educated is a euphemistic way of saying that we are learnedly ignorant. St. Paul was exceedingly clear upon - this point when he remarks in his letter to the Corinthians that the ; knowledge we have now is all of it a knowledge "in part," and that "when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away." So that the more a . man "knows," the more he will have to unload when the season ar rives for the incoming of the knowl edge that is perfect. So viewed, to "know" a little gives about as good a title to complacency as to "know" a good deal. - Nor is it very different when we come to compare ourselves in the mat ter of morals. The difference between what we call the refined and the de graded elements of society is one that consists less in the amount of iniquity .distinguishing the two respectively than in the method and style of it. Civilization is not so much an improve ment in morality as it is the adoption of more cultivated and elegant forms of immorality. As people become civ ilized they do not necessarily sin less, but they learn to sin more artistically; ihey do it in ways that are less re pulsive to a cultivated taste. A down town saloon is very different from an uptown; club room different in every thing except in that which makes them both bad, and 'perhaps equally badi only that gilded sin is, if anything; Worse: than sin upon which no decora tion has been put. So the elegant lady who gambles in Fifth avenue is doing the same thing as the; "tough" who 'gambles in the Bowery. He would not .enjoy doing it in Fifth avenue, and she .would not enjoy doing.it in the Bow ery; " The -only-differenceythouh, be tween the vice as committed in one place and as committed in the other, is a matter of esthetics purely, not at all of ethics; and in fact the gambling lady is damaging the community more than the gamblinor "tough," for decent Iniquity is the thing of all things that helps keep indecent iniquity in coun tenance. There is also much less difference" between what are called the native abil itis of people than appears to be sup posed. Undoubtedly some men .are built on a larger scale than others, and have more original material put into them; as Christ's parable of the tal ents seems to indicate, some are born larger than others, and a scrub pine by no amount of cultivating and stimu lating can be encouraged to become a California pine. In the main, however, such 'differences are due not to unlike ness in the amount of endowment, but to the ways in which different people treat their endowment. Men excuse themselves for their limited abilities on the ground that while So and So is a genius they have had to earn all that they are. Well, as a rule, those who are called geniuses have had to earn all that they are. "Genius" is ordinar ily simply Latin for hard work. When the training that a man submits him self to is out in the open so that men can see it, the results of it are called talent; 'When the training he submits himself to is conducted in secret so that nobody knows anything about it, the results are called genius; so that the difference between the man who ean and the man who cannot, is sub stantially the difference between lazi ness and hard work. . Then also what' looks to be a differ ence of natural ability, is of tener due urely to unequal pressure exercised by different men's animating pur poses. : Some men have no animating purpose, never have passed beneath the imperialism of a great inspiration. A great motive relates itself to a man's powers in just the way that a burning glass does to the sunbeams that pass through it: it: focuses them upon a point, and so makes heat and combus tion. The glass does not make sub beams, but merely ties into a knot those that are floating1 around unoc cupied. A good burning glass will start conflagration even in a cold day. The difference between ability and in ability is the difference between en ergies packed together ; and energies lying out "loose. Moses iwould have passed as an ordinary man in his day, and never have been heard from since his day, had it not been for the concen trating effect exerted upon his facul ties of thought and action by the ten sion of his superb ambition to emanci pate his people. . Every man- has a fair chance if he uses it. We should go farther forward if we respected pur capacities as much as God respects them, and we shall be judged in the end not by what we are, but by what we might have be come. C. H. Parkhurst, in Christian Work. -KORE LENIENCY. Be Careful of the Reputations of Oth ers Harm That Mall el ens Gossip Can Do. We often sit with amazement and hear people tear to pieces reputations that have been a quarter of a century forming. Men, and women, too, seize with avidity evil reports, and like magv gots run in and out of the carcasses oi fallen character. Society becomes a great slaughter-house in which honor able names are strangulated , and butchered. When a man begins to totter a little in his integrity or Chris tian principle, instead of gathering around to steady him, and keep him from complete prostration, we come out from our homes and our associa tions to push him flat down. Tale-bearers almost always deal in superlatives. If a man shows a little impatience they say he was livid with rage. -If he were taking a glass, they call him a besotted inebriate. They put the blow-pipe of exaggeration into the slightest inconsistency and blow till the cheeks are distended, and the bubble swells, and the story is round ed into a great orb in which swim all the rainbows of conceit, and you can see almost anything you want to see. They are hounds, good for nothing but a chase. When you hear evil of anyone, su pend judgment. Do not decide till you have heard the man's defense. Do not run out to meet every heated whelp of malice that runs with its head down and its tongue out. The probability is that it is mad and will only bite thost who attempt to entertain it. In our criticism of others, let us re member that we have faults which our friends have to ex6use. How much would be left of us if all those who see inconsistencies In us should clip away from our character and reputation? It is an invariable rule that those who make the roughest work - with the character of others are those who have themselves the most imperfections. The larger the beam in your own eye, the more anxious are you about the mote in somebody else's eye. Instead of going about town slashing this man's bad temper and the other "man's falsity, and this woman's hypocrisy and that one's indiscretion, g-o home with the- ten commandments as. a mon itor, and make out a list of your own derelictions. The best way to keep a whole city clean is for every house keeper to scrub her own doorsteps. Christian Herald. The Common Task. j To be honest, to be kind, to earn a.:Iittle.xand to spend less; to makl upon the whole a familyl happier;by his presence;-to renounce-where that shall be necessaryi'and not to be em bittered;'! to keep ei few" friendsbut these' without' capitulation? aboveJaH on theisame grim GonditionsTto' keep frietiis withj himself tT-hereHsiiai task for all that a man. nasi oflfdrtitode and delicacy. Robert Louis Steven son. . , -' Waterbury Advertisements. C. L. HOLMES & CO:, 63 North Main Street, Dealers in High Grade Invest ments and Securities. " FOR SALE. House and Lot on Orange street; lot 60x175. Apply at 6 Exchange Place. M. J. BBZEZINSKI. SIDEWALKS of Artificial Stone Are Permanent. G. G. RIGGS, Paving Contractor. .Waterbury. THE WOODRUFF GROCERY CO. Fancy Groceries, Wines and Liquors. 40 North Main Street, Waterbury Carpets and Linoleum Laid. Curtains hung. Furniture, Bric-a-brac, Crockery, etc., carefully packed and shipped. T.8 Mattresses Renovated and made to or der. Reflnishing, White Enameling. ADAM KUZMINSKI, Furniture Repairing and Up holstering. Twenty-six years' experience, With the Benson Furniture Co., 188-190 South Main Street, WATERBURY, - - - CONN. Chas. G. Belden, Merchant Tailor and Importer 'oi Woolen, Goods. Spring and Summer Patterns Now Ready for Inspection t Perfect Fit and Workmanship Guaranteed. 86 BANK STREET. Up Stairs. Lathi-op's Block. ; Henry Menold's v iJeai arEte Has re-opened under new man agement and offers to sell First : Class Meat, Poultry and Veget-.-ables in their seasons. Patron-- . . age old and new is respectfully solicited. Courteous treatment . ,, is guaranteed by clerks. . 177 South Main Street. A Will come to you every week from our Laundry if you just say the word. . Snowy and sweet and clean, from papa's shirt to baby's sock, every item shall be immacu late. That's the kind of work we do all the time. We Handle Family Washins In a Style to Please the Whole Family- - Davis' Steam Laundry. 17 Canal Street. Dental Rooms, 26 EAST HAIH STREET, ROOM 1. Gold and Porcelain Crowns are the best for badly decayed teeth and roots. Gold and silver fillings as low as good work can be done. Gold Crown and Bridge work; the best Artificial teeth on Gold and Rubber Office hours 9 to 12 a. m.; 1:30 to 6 p. m.; evenings 7:30 to 9. Telephone call 520. The Reason W You are not Using a Oas KairagG is probably because you have never tried one. "Once a user always a user." and 12 will pay for a first class range, and we connect it free. The United Gas Improvement Co., 150 Grand St., Watertnry.:. High Grade Biclf M :Sale. A high-grade lady's r $l)icycle, standard make, fully, guaranteed en tirely new, (received ; in i trade, may be taken for $23 'cash.- . It's a beauty and a bargain. Address "A. W. P." this office. Snow Burden Waterbury Advertisements. " A. C. NORTHROP & CO., 67 Cajtal Stbkjit, Watxkbtjbt. M&nulacturers of Fine Paper Boxes. Tonoi Turin a and Cardboard. f - JOB PRINTING. A. W. GOLDSMITH, Ashes removed by barrel or yearly contract. . Mason ? work done. Telephone -53-12- 173 South Main Street. James W. Hudson, 18 Exchange Place. Spencer 5t Pierpont. . UKAXEBS XZT Farcy aid Staph Groceries, PtotMozs Heat, Flour, Grain Meal, && 852. 56 and 893 East ICalu Street. DR. J. L. DEVEREAU, Graduated Veterinarian OFFICE : KENDRICK AVE. Telephone 1 68-6 "VTeterbarjr Dr. BLAND. Veterinary Surgeon, omcx: PfcEnli ire., Rear Jacques Opera Eras Waterbury." P. F. & R. C. SNACC, MERCHANT TAH.0BS. Spring and Summer Woolens now . SUITS $25 to $15. V -TEOOSERIIGS $7 to $12. - 70 Bank Street, Waterbury. Ct Edward McManus, Contractor for all kinds of cpCTro wiTJ?p fli5 isn rvu in v - EXCAYiTM. ; ;. Estimates Promptly Given. - ISO Bridge Street. ' Waterbury, Com. Dyeing arid Cleaning Of every .description. Dresses, Shawls, Feathers, etc Carpets beaten and steamed. Special attention given to dyeing and cleaning gentlemen's garments, coats, pants, vests, etc. WATEBBTJIIY ' . STEA1I ClfiPET BEITUG COIPUT, F. N. PERRY, Prop. 43 Jefferson Street, Waterbury, Ct. S. Bohl's Market, GAME. Quail, Partridge, Woodcock, Squlr . reL . POULTRY. V t Ducks, Chickens, Fowls. VEGETABLES. Cauliflower,; Spinach, Celery,- Let tuce, Cress; - 60 South Main. Phone 195-5. Christian Feigenspans Lager Beer, Ale and Porter. BREWERIES: 2 to 50 Freeman St. Newark, N. J. Represented by , Henry Dorr9 Foot of Judd St., Waterbury, Conn Telephone 206. Waterbuiy Rabtjer Store WATER BOTTLES ! WATER BOTTLES ! Great Barealn-BOceach; KU bbciK uLU V xiCLI. Hilt RUBBER GLOVES: IP.1,,-: fit f kr, , !."' T, :. X llUi Ht'l JtLM1 K1 - - 61 South Main Street.- - f7! fin-. Telephone 157-6.