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PROGRESSIVE FARMER AND COTTON PLANT.
Tuesday, November S, loo! a.:j rtrnll- 136 JJnenoa xuur coys. longer interval tnan usuai. vum v, ed when over-tired. How many f athers th.ere are in this country Admit into all rooms where you live and work who never think of making companions of their plenty of sunlight and fresh air. boys cannot be estimated, and yet the need is al Keep warm when indoors, even if it is neces- ways great. The father who invites the confi sary to build fires in seasons when it is unusual dence of his boy, who makes a companion of him to do so. Avoid indoor chill and dampness as and who makes him feel that he can always come much as possible. For this reason be careful to to him in evil report, as in good report, will rare remove the chill before moving into apartments ly have any cause to complain of his son. The freshly papered or calcimined. great trouble is that men, as a rule, know too lit- Be careful during variable weather. Where tie of their boys; but this would not be the case THE HOME CIRCLE Windless Rain.41 The rain, the desolate rain! Ceaseless and solemn and chill ! How it drips on the misty pane, How it drenches the darkened sill! O scene of sorrow and dearth ! I would that the wind awaking ' To a fierce and gusty birth Might vary this dull refrain Of tfip rain. tliA dpsolnA min? For the heart of the heavens seem breaking there is continual cold or constant warmth the di- if they made companions of them as far as possi In tears o'er the fallen earth, And again, again, again, We list to the somber strain The faint, cold monotone Whose soul is a mystic moan Of the rain, the mournful rain, The soft, despairing rain. The rain, the mournful rain ! Weary, passionless slow, 'Tis the rhythm of settled sorrow, The sobbing of cureless woe ! And all the tragic of life, The pathos of long ago. Comes back on the sad refrain Of the rain, the dreary rain; Till the graves in my heart unclose, And the dead who are buried there, From a solemn and a weird repose Awake, and with eyes that glare And voices that melt in pain On the tide of the plaintive rain, The yearning, hopeless rain, . The long, low, whispering rain ! Paul Hamilton Hayne. HOW TO AVOID PHEUMOHIA. sease is little known. ble. If you have an attack of the grippe be unus- Boys, as a rule, are afraid of their fathers. Xo ually careful about your diet and about exposing boy should be afraid of his father. There should yourself to the weather. Neglected colds develop be respect and admiration for the father born of into pneumonia with startling rapidity. love and duty, but it is an awful thing for him Take plenty of exercise in the sunlight and to be in constant dread of the parent, and yet fresh air. As good nursing is practically the only this is the case with many of them. The man who cure for pneumonia, so good living is practically makes a companion of his boy, who partakes of the only preventive. Chicago Tribune. Reading. I know what reading is, for I could read once, and did. I read hard, or not at all; never skim ming, never turning aside to merely inviting books, and Plato, Aristotle,, Butler, Thucydides, Sterne, Jonathan Edwards, have passed like iron atoms of the blood into my mental constitution. F. W. Robertson. The writer of this sentence was one of the ablest and most useful preachers in his day, though he died in early manhood. He attributed his suc cess largely to giving attention, as he did, to the best books, instead of reading for mere pastime. Wise Kules Recalled ca the Approach of the Season He tells us in one of his lectures what he thinks When the Disease Is Prevalent. of the opposite and too common habit. A sudden and startling increase both in this city Multifarious reading weakens the mind more and New York of deaths from pneumonia, and the than doing nothing, for it becomes a necessity at appropriation in the latter city of $10,000 for the last, like smoking, and is an excuse for the mind study of the disease, draws attention to the ap- to lie dormant whilst thought is poured in, and ,,vi. xft int; enon wnen pneumonia is most runs tiirvuKi., - oloa otmtm, ,Tor unproductive prevalent. For the week ending the 17th instant gravel, on which not even mosses grow. It is the the number of deaths in Chicago from "the new idlest of all idleness, and leaves more of im- captain of the men of death" was 800 per cent potency than any other. greater than for the corresponding week a year There is an old adage that no book is worth a- reading once that is not worth reading twice. I Pneumonia is the despair of the medical pro- do not quite believe that. But I am sure that it fession. While the death rate from many other would be better for our young people to read and diseases has been reduced, that of pneumonia has re-read the standard literature of the world than steadily increased. While in 1860 pneumonia to be ever skimming over the newest sensational claimed lour out ot every 10,000 Uhicagoans and literature. For a man to say that he has not read consumption twenty-five in 1900 twenty lives were and does not mean to read, many of the books' lost to pneumonia for every fifteen to consump- which they say that everybody is reading shows tio" . . him to be botl sensible and brave. Reading is JSot only is there no specific for pneumonia, like eating. If we would be well and strong we but many people are to an extent in the incipient must select the most nutritious food and take time o.cvo mC uistasc wiwuui iviiuwiug ii. j.ms to ooui masticate and digest it. Herald and Prc. i uuu iu uitr met mai xne Dacienum 01 pneu- I oyter. monia exists so commonly in the saliva of many iiiauiij Injuns mat it is consiaerea almost a I To Make Hens Lav xnnauiitxiix, nit? ujmji pari oi ine ui gestive tract." During the six months of the coming winter his youthful pleasures, who can always find time to change views with him, has an opportunity to correct his mistaken and give the, boy the ben efit of his experience, but where there is no com panionship between them this cannot be done. The father who never has time to sit down and talk with his boy about their own affairs, however simple may be the subject, makes a mistake which, sooner or later, he will discover, and the discovery is generally too late for correction. Men some times miss their chance to shape and mold the character of their boys simply because they have neglected their companionship. Greenville Herald. Not an Unknown Tongue. Both the girls who figured in the dialogue which follows were chewing gum, says the Chicago Tribune; but unfortunately this kind of conver sation, which is too common, is not confined to gumchewing girls, nor is the habit of gum-chewing responsible for it : "Ainclia hungry ?" "Yeh." "So my. Less go neet." "Where V "Sleev go one places nuther." "So dy. Ika neet mo stennyware. Canchoo?" "Yeh. Gotcher money ?" "Yeh." "So vy. Gotcher aptite?" "Yeh. Gotchoors?" "Yeh. Howbout place crosstreet ?" Nothin' teet there. Lessgurround corner." Thattledoo zwell zennyware. Miirhta thouirhta that 'tfirst. Getcher hat." "Ima gettinit. Gotcher money?" "Yeh. Didn'cheer me say I had it ? Allready ?" "Yeh." "K'mon." Cy'a Choice. to pneumonia. JNobody will be immune from the summons of the death captain. It will be served upon the strong as well as upon the weak. But there are certain rules of living which w;1l load 'tJ - , a living, an,, more than 2.190 ,. in U w Z ' he had in his youth. "8 1"" ?Pt ! 8t0re ln the New Hampshire m of ' ; wC " r. I" :Zr: "One summer" he l,l . t .. ., u W"ere Dotn the KveA One day, says uuuu.r will ill . xiiiiii nut; I ' ".n ou.t. i i vhii in r ia country and since there was a garden to my cot tage I decided that I would keep chickens. I bought a cock and a half dozen hens, but I got no eggs. The chickens were vlmm, j u,;L 1 1' i t. . i. .1 hilt, mv rvmoloc . 7 reuuee ones naDinty to tne disease. 'rom the " morning came from the vil- bulletins of the health department and from other e store authoritative sources the following rules may be "To remedy this state of affairs I answered an set down for observance: advertisement in an agricultural magazine This i. i. -ro. i i i I advertisement. sil -c . " ",vxt nIC iiuu&c. lvm peopie naoit- """ iwo aoJlars an infnlli. Pv ti11j ..ally dwell in apartments the temperature of "! make lay would be communicated andloked f 0ne f he br0m5 which is from 3 to 10 degrees too high. 1 ftmfcd the f - 8n1 t as if for inspiration. Wear lif?ht. ceived the advertise i T. 0" xc x feruess tnat'll be all right " he said, at Inst slip that read: ' " WM a Printed u Af Ezra had put the brooms in their place in " 'To make hens lav t; o . . the store, he said: tbo hen's body, lay thlbir IL tTsideTn aT" Jl' mney' and fasten the string undernenl ?&.m. K .lirable, ,iIW lllav . l" V "wept over the miscellaneous head ' " T,i, . . "v uer xne nen' nead. Northwestern Agriculturist. Wear light underwear and heavy overcoats rath er than heavy underwear and light overcoats. Avoid mingling with crowds when extremely tired or when food has not been taken for a PJlallv ftSK H 8er,es of Southern Poems selected es tbe EdniV. I'cresslve Farmer and Cotton Plant by U1C "AumDia record, (Jy came in with of brooms, and then dickering began. "Ezra, I want to sell you these brooms." AU right, Cy, Til take them." "I don't want any store pay," continued Cy. "I want cash for them." After a thoughtful pause, Ezra said: "I tell you what Til do, Cy. Til give you half cash and half trade." stock of the store. Well, Ezra " said he. "if ,V ..n fi. you, I'll take broom" same to