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DAIRY AND POULTRY.
INTHKBiTINQ ailAPTBftS POR OUR RURAL RRADURS. low gHfefHl fhrinrr (prmln TliU IlfjKriiiiem f Ilia IVrm A IVw lllliU at tH (ha Oar a uf Mia Ninth nil I'uultr), Almrllmi awl Milk I'eier. In herd the boat regulated rail enro-l for there will occasionally occur n Phrstotit accident ar iiimn sHddeii fright that cau a cow tu prema turely drop Iter coif, write Henry It. Alvonl In Northwestern Agriculturist. Tlio hortlii should bo constantly watch ed far symptoms of abortion. whlsh will generally be recognized by the experienced herdsmen. Hhould sueh symptom appear, the Animals should be Immediately removed to a hospital until the case Is over or the sign dls appear. In cone Abortion occurs In table, yard or pasture, despite pre oautlsns, and wholly without warning, as la toinitlmn the raM. take lo ani mal to x hoapltal at once and use every exertion to thoroughly cln and d la in (tct the place where the accldant occurred. The aborted cow should be carefully nursed and the genital orxana freely drtsied with antleeptlc aolu tlona. The animal should not return to the. herd until fully cured, clean, mill free from all vaginal dlarftarg. Ho on guard for a second caae follow In the Drat In a few day or within three weeks; If a month elapses, re currence la not tu be expected. Vet erinarian recognize two distinct kludi of abortion, viz., the sporadic, which I first mentioned above aa resulting from accident, physical Injury or fright, from disease uf the uterus, or from "sympathetic" Influences, and th eplzootlo contagious, which Is un doubtedly a germ disease, communi cated fro it animal to animal by the germ and caused only by contagion. There is still much uncertainty about this droHd dlseaet and Its prevention. Milk fever, "dropping." or parturient tpoploxy Is annthor scotirgo of the dairy, twin to abortion, It Is nn af fection which comes without warning, attacks the deepest and richest milk ers, Is sudden In attack, rapid In progroM, and generally fatal. The symptoms are n chill, twitching of the head muscles, failure to eat, chew the cud pass manure, distended udder without milk. Insensibility of the hind quarter when pluhed or pricked, Inter the cow becomes unsteady on her hind tens, and presently drops, flood cows should be carefully watched for forty-eight hours after calving, nnd If nuch warnings appear, a veterinarian can not be called too soon. Preven tive mMHures form the best assurance of the owner against losses from this oausfl. The cow should have abundant rxerclso up to the week before calr injr, nnd then quiet mid good care, with dally grooming and active rubbing. Keep the bowels actlvo with proper frod, or purgatives If necessary. In sure comfort, guard against cold, and endeavor to mrtntatn active circula tion on the surface of the body. A ttroug dose of physic and brisk groom ing may be used Immediately after calving, in case of cows believed to be predisposed to milk fever. waa the profit of 100 hens, then 1,000 be ns would bring me In tho nleo in come of l,iM every yawn and about i all I would have to do would be to buy the grain and wheel In the egg. The I took up tho broiler question I for consideration. It, considered fine, Is as follows: One dozen eggs, worth ! II cents, turned into broilers worth 18 reals each. The figures ran wild and some of them got nwny, and I hnt never been able to got ald figures all together alnce. tlentlo renders, can any , of you sympathize with me? Have you i ever had It? Homo years Inter 1 had gone through nil tho experiences that belong ta the novice In tho business. I find that poultry really pays, and the best way to make It pay Is to throw away your slato and pcnoll, roll up your sleeves, and go Into It. Start on smalt capital and with a small flock. Learn the trado and grow up with It. . You will find a sorew loose occasional ly, but always carry a screw driver. JT0II W0JLVN AND TOME ITEMS OF INTttRDST FOR MAIDS AND MATRONS, rnj rmlMKitu Tlmjr Are Nine Made xt While Miulln In Preferenee tu Hllh A Hint from I'nrU lteltal nf BhaHli The Dinner Table, Nlrmky llnlter. Among the various cause, of streaky butter that of temprtare- too cold a temperature somewhere In the pro cess of making Is not sulllclently con sidered, says a writer In Agricultural Oazott, Tasmania. Sometime, and es pecially at this season of the year, tho water with which the buttor Is washed Is of a temperature very many degrees lower than that of the butter. Now, the u of very cold water chills and hardens tho surface of the butter gran ules, while the Interior remains com paratively soft; when salted the wilt will not mix evenly, and the color of the different parts of the granules will vary. If worked In this condition the chilled granules will not combine read ily, and the result will be streak r. mottled butter. Kven U ths butter la left In the water a length of tint Bumclent for the grauulea to be of the same temperature throughout the but tor of the granules will, if the latter are very firm and '-nrd. cohere more than It will adhere. That Is, the gran ules do not stick to each other with the tame force that the butter particle of the granules stick together. The working flattens out the granules, but deesi net make of them one homoge nous NMUM, and as the outside of these granules are Salter than the In side, and therefore deeper In oslor, the butler will, when rut through, look marbled, mottled, or streaky, accord ing te tho degree of working. Slan With the tlhtelten feter. I atalm this chicken fever that gets hi ail some time during our experience Is eenlflKtoo and needs a remedy, writ ,M. M. Johnson In Rural CnlMor nlan. I would prescribe mm iteration in all omm. If it is an extremely bad onto, where the patient una quit a reasonable Income. Ik ordet to got rlej the are year in tho poultry business. I would advise some kind of a tontr. such aa holding oh te a part of tome Job that be la acquainted with and knows Its bearing:. I can't make fun of any on with the fever. I had It one myself nut am too IUve mow lo eve) Ibiak now I pulled through. It we about six years ago this month tt I km stricken. It cam on In this wy: If It only oaU one bswbel of groin to keep a hen one year. I tauM Wuy said one bushel In earn for 15 souls. It sold tt-cent hen laid fie gfo In on year, at 1 eont au. 1 would nave ISM clear profit out of the meg on ken Whereas, if ot beat maka a nroot of tt.lt. why would not M make a profit uf Ufif yr Igure said tby would And If ljr l.lttle Thins; In Inruliatliin. If a man Is about to start using .in Incubator for tho first tlmn It will be well fer him to look after some of the little things that linvo so much to do with the mice est or falluro In handling these adjuncts to poultry raising. Om of the things that should be looked nf ter carefully Is the regulation of the heating apparatus and tho record ol same by the thermometers. It Is bwt for a man to practice with the IiicuIm tor without egga In It till ho Is sure that he can control tho limit. We be lieve It Is n mistake for any amateur to go ahead at once with tho eggs In the drawer without knowing If be enn keep the temperature uniform. In look ing nt the thermoinu.or eaali time, da so quickly, as a draft of cold air will quickly cool off the air Inside of tho In eubator. Another thing that will bo of Interest lo note will be the relative heat com pared with the outside temperature. Home Incubators are so carefully nnd thoroughly built that tho outside tem perature has little effect on them. There are others, however, that seem to be greatly affected by the general stato of tho woather. This Is of great moment, us. If It bo found that nn Incu bator responds too quickly to outside Inlluences. It will be nocary lo place It In the cellar or some other place1 where the temperature Is unlfo'in, or' at lesst rhannee but slowly. It Is net necessary that the eggs be kept at a 101 or toz all of the time. Thei eggs may oven be taken out each' morning and allowed to rool down to 70 or "6 degrees, and then returned. Wo I believe there Is less danger of the eggs being Injured by too little boat than by too much. We hnve seen hens leave their nests In the early spring and stay nwny till It seemed that the eggs must all be chilled, and yet the aanu blddlea would bring out n full brow, uf chicks from the eggs so treated. Aa to the thermometer, It sure that It Is correct. There will be no gain In saving money on a cheap thermom eter and losing It In n whole drawer of eggs. If n cheap thermometer can bu obtained that Is reliable It will be, as Hood as one that Is expensive, but' see to It that It Is In every way re liable, no matter what It ousts. Iowa Kxport flutter. Hewitt (Jaod rich, the Iowa butter maker, so prom inent at the World's I'alr dairy con tests, made the butter recently sent te Hnglsnd by the United 8tto de partment of agriculture. The cream was very lightly ripened, and the but ter a light straw color. It contains fttlly SO tier cent of butler fat. about 10 per cent of water, and S per cent of nalt, which means one hnlf ounce to the ikhiiuI. It wa packed tu cubical boxes, made nf sprues, esieh holding one cubic foot of buttor, and . lined on all sides with two thlckus i of parchment paper. Advice from l'rance ar to thr f feet that since the forty-dollnr r bond duty was Imiiosed on hones. , prices have risen materially and the Krenrh breeders are correspondingly happy. I'lve American Importers are , now visiting tbe breeding districts of Prauce in search of French Poach an 1'errberou si si I Ions and tnarea. One I small lot of stallions was shipped at Havre a weak ago, we learn, consign; to an American gentleman who ho not previously been Identified with thr Kronen Coach broed. U roll nr. Ill bid my liyaetmii to tdaw, I II ttoeli my (trelto nrren to be. And slnv my true love, nil below Ihe holly bower and myrtlo-trce. Tt'fs. sll bis wild-wood scents to bring, The wet eeutli wind ehe.ll wender by And w lb the mu.lB or bis wing iHtht my ruatling oanepy. Come to my clone snd elusterlng bower, Thou spirit of a mlldtr ellmol resrt with the dews of fruit and flower, Of raountsln-heath and moory thyme. With all thy rural eehoes corns, Hweet comrade of tho roay day, Wsftlng the wild two's nentln bum, Or cuskoe's plaintive roundelay. Where'er thy morning breath hn play'd. Whatever lilcn of neeau fann'd, Ceme to my hletaotn-woven shade, Theu wandering; wlml of fairy Inndt for sure, from some enohnnted Isle. Where heaven and lovo their sahtmlb bold, Where pure and happy aplrlts smile, Of beauty's fairest. brlMhtest mould! From seme green Itdon of the deep, Where pleaaiire'e elah nleue la heaved, Where tears of rapture levers weep, llndsafd, undoubtlng, undeceived; 1'rem seme sweet paradlee nfnr. Thy mualo wanders, distant, lostt Where Nature lights her leading star, And lave I never, never eross'd. Ob. eentle Rale of Hden bowers, If uoek thy rosy feet should room, To revel wllh the eloudless hours In Nature's raoro propitious home. Name to thy Hlyslnn groves, That o'er enehntited spirit twine, A fairer form than eherub laves, And let the name be Oarellne. Thomas Campbell. In both vrtilte irr.fJ tilauk, km being used over colored linings for wraps. The shawls, are not out, but fall In na tural folds from the ohoulder back. I.e.00 gowns are gaining rapidly In popular favor. Irish laee of every de scription Is much warn, both In mak ing up entire gowns and In trimming. A pretty lace gown has a skirt of black Chnntllly over black satin that falls In n graceful deml-troln. Tho bottom of tho skirt Is edged with n rushing nt black nnd white chiffon. Tho bodleo Is of Mack accordion plaited chiffon, blodsed aver whlto chiffon. There la n tall stock of black velvet and a nar row black velvet cclnture. Hint frnm I'nrU. Tho hat of Italian' straw represented In tho Illustration U trimmed wllh a wreath ot whlto roses, which ends nt tho sides, nnd foliage, which continues behind nnd fulls over tho hair. Tho crown, which Is rather high, la trim med with black velvet ribbons, ono ot which goos round ,ho low part nnd AN AUTUMN FANCY. I'mirj I'atllrnnti. Tho affection of the summer girl la divided between tho rustling tuffeUi silk hklrt and the soft, sheer, laeo trlmmed petticoat that Is such n dain ty foundation for her thin drwss. Kondneas for white muslin or cambric lingerie Increases as the summer ad vance and when thoro nre such (lain- Itxerelslng llrood Mare. Mart wltli suckling foals should be exercised plen tifully with slow and light work. After the real Is a month old It may be left In a box stall or feed lot out of alghr and hearing of Its dam from mornlnr till noon, when It should he allowed Id auckle. If the mare's udder Is very full of milk, It should be partly emp tied when the animal corns home at night and before the eolt Is allowed to not IU evening drlnk.-Jtx. Note the Results. New i the time to make observation! for twxt year, to tot the rosult of any new experi ment. You have tried a new breed of fowl and have experimented with them. In various ways. Are you antls ftodT (Jot a not book and make n record nf their likes and illallkes and of the diet that agree or disagree with them. If you will do this you will be Wetter able next yeur to buu db your new broad. Hx. DetHaud tor Huns.-An exchange says that New York city market requires mor enn each year than are sent out by lb three largost egg producing state. If on considers bow many other bun cities there ar 'in sMtlons where the egg prod action doe not ottual the demand, we will see why It Is that the MMtnea wnnot eaelly Ut ' overdone. And there I also now a 1 oousldoraM export dents ad fr A fortnight ago several pair of halt bred rreu Coach gelding ware sold I In tho fiast UuNalo market for frotu I $o to f&oo each ty bits ot llounejng as that on the petti coat here pictured It I not surprising that they ahould find favor. This one has two very full flounc wiib zlgwe trimmings of lace Insertion. The rery latest fany In while aklrU fs to tie the rlhbot that runs through the iHMorted handing of the Houhm In bow at the right or loft aid, leaving long ends to flutlor In tho ends In a bow. An upright bunoh of while rosea with follwgo Is placed In the middle. This hat Is by tho Ma! on Nouvslle. New York llorald. A llatltftt In Hliitwlt. There li to be a revival In the tart Ion of using Ino. It Is appearing ev erywhere. Old-fashioned lace howls. The lllnnrr Table. The protwrly decked dinner Inblo Is a source of pride and satisfaction, and whatever may b said of the feast, the culinary art Is one whleh Is moot gratoful for the daintiness and beauty of I la serving. Itvory one is reasonably attached to food silver, but latter-day spreads Hhew loss ot It than formerly, utile an effort at magnificence Is the object, and after all It I not dlflli'tilt to name the famllle who boast nn entire serv ice of solid silver, and the real beauty ef an Ideal table Is made up of an ex tuinlt tout ot glletenlng linen, frag II china, cut alas and th root In sliver. In tat oh of those table aoeea sariM there are ever and anon depart- tiros, additions ami Innovation wh tnd to simplify the means of serving or add to thr charm of the picture. Mven In the pattern In whleh th tab) linen Is woven there are now sons knndoom and prnnouneod nov eltles, which will b readily observed a tttlry different tram th design of but aoNOon. Urn Ikiwery iatterna prevail, and In this llus a lioaiitlful iwttern. th margHerlt, Is worthy of not loo. It U mad entirely without border ueoign. i ae large nr-etze llowers are strung along In broad strloe. and sttowlng the stslks and foliage true to me notur of tbe plant. An exquisite new pattern Is the Jon quil, baring a centre mat uf th flewera and an oddly tilewiawl border, whore the Mowers form a close, short wreath at the edge, and rising tram thorn a doopor border of tall stalk with leave imoraporaing and th (tower set along. Hound tablecloths for round tables ar all made to be hemmed, ai fringe are out of dale. Some of fine texture nnd graceful pattern nro shown In sush bold designs ns handsome blooms. Con ventional patterns nro rarely shown, anu perroctiy plain dnmask It not scon even wild tiainalliatia.1 linrtlar TjhiI XVI patterns are hsmstltehod and nave one or two lmnns ot drawn wntK io enhance their beauty. This open U'nrlt tm nlmiii itlliiann IhmIiiui frnm ihit hem, and usually follows the edge at me pain or falls an men or so uoiow OUIt BUDGET 01? FUN. A Moiterrt Tragedy. With a Bhnkospeare or Ibsen to do l Justlco, tho following Incident might osilty rtso lo tho heights ot sartorial trflgody. Hven btween the very crud outllno all women onn percolvo the IMtfios ot tho situation. Tho heroins U a woman whose hpw frocks are not mi mnny but Hint she generally has several old ones on hand. One year ago sho had a dress skirt made, nnd a very pretty ono It was. too, but In spite of It prcttlnoss It wan n victim to tho prevailing contamination of tho times It had no pocket. The womnn, as was her hahll, even though sho know how fittllo It wns. scorched carefully all over for a posslblo pocket, but In vnln. As was also her habit, sho didn't have n pocket put lw for what ever ronson. there seoma to bo n re luotnnce upon the part of most womon to hnve this done. Once unpoekoted alwny unpocketed seem lo bo the rule where dras skirts are concerned. Tho woman accordingly put tho skirt on. nnd wore It Just ns It was, which also means that sho entered upon nn era of pocket hnndkcrehlof losing. For ono wholo year now has tho womnn worn tho skirt, not Incoeenntly, of course, hut moro or less continuous ly, whllo tho pocket handkerchief sho has lost, tlinnka to It, during that pe riod nro unnumbered. Tho other day tho womnn thought Hint sho would hnve tho skirt "mado over." This time n drossmnltcr In tho house waa doomed sufficiently skillfu' to nttend to It. Tho first thing Bhe did was, of rouruo, to rip tho skirt apart. And ono ot tho first things sho said, ns sho brought to light an artlclo as en paolous aa It was unmlstakablo, waa: "Why. dear mo. Mrs. ninnk. I thought you said thl dross had no pocket I" I'er Tired feet. "I wouldn't mind tho work If my foot did not ael.e so nnnoylngly," Is tho common complaint nt the houso wife, who must spend tho greater part of oneh day standing over her work nnd pawing bark nnd forth between kltehon, pantry and dining room. Sales women, too, oftor eomplnln of tired foot, and It Is said that trained nursos stiff or from swollen feet, ospclall7 when tlioy first go Into hospitals. Homo ilmplo remody for this trouble Is Hiiro to bo appreciated by thoso who nro often fatigued with standing. A pow der which Is much used by tho (lor man army for sifting into tho shoes nnd stockings of tho Infantry soldiers might bu of sorvlco. It consists of threo parts ot cnllcyllo neld, ton parts of starch anil olghty-scven pnrta of pulverized soapstone. This keeps the feet dry, prevent chafing, and heals nny sore spots. The soapstono by Itself has also been found useful. Soap alone will nlso give relief, wsll rubbed over tho solo of the stockings. Hut, ovon It the powder provos beneficial or the soapstono seems lo give relief for n time, thore Is nothing like a regular nightly hathinir In hot water, with quick and thorough rubbing Just bo fore going to bed, to tnko away nnd Uoop nwny Hint distressing fooling ot fatigue from long standing. lliR-entiiiM CJIiirIiuiii FrnclM, It Is Interesting to noto the Ingenu ity dressmakers omploy In tho mnkllg of glnghnm frocks. Many ot tho hand aomor ginghams boast no ond of dainty handiwork, and thoro Is ns much tlmo nnd ulabnrato trimmings spont on them as Is spent on gowns designed for groat functions. As there Is no expec tation that these gowns will over be subjected to tho laundroseen' hands they nre trimmed with ribbon velvet and frequently with rullleg of silk or mousMlIn do sole. Many ot them aro made up over silk slip nnd ure still able for Informal afternoon calling gowns and ovon for wear at small so clsty affair. In ono tho skirt I made with n close-fitting shaped skirt and ends In Vandykes cut out to show a plaiting of rose silk. The Vandykes are embroidered In deep rose shades nnd black, whleh blond exquisitely wiin me rosy tint of the gown Itself, The blouse Is of accordion plaited silk with a yoke ot embroidered clnnhnm Tho sloc- and aa,, nrn 0f rt,bon In a rose several shade darker than tho tint prevailing In the gown. The rough straw hat Is also of th ree and Is trimmed with n wreath of roses and a long, soft paradise plume In white. -The-v4tHn nMfTnn pawiji nm) roee silk. Uhrerful. Mb Ah. how heavenly! 1 always love Wagner so much. Where Is the band located T llMadatn, that Is not a band. The machine shop and planing mill around tho corner are merely running night turns, owing to the revival of bull- 1IM. Slntt liav Ileen. "I ie Utat an loww preaoher has got Into trouble for engaging himself to fifteen different nlrls." "What was the matter, wer the stones in mime of the ring larger than In othersT" A Rare Man. Imlth "Ilrown I evidently finan. ciany emuarrawea. Jones "Why do you think so!" Smith "He Is beginning to live ex travagantly and dreM better than formerly " SOME GOOD JOKBS, OniQINAL. AND SELECTED. 1 flie Wntl nf Ihe Mermaid JfAt a l.fg to aland nn The Ineiperleneed Mnrlna'a I'lrnt Trip How to Heroine Vainnua flnttniii and JrUain. rieaiuret nn the farm. OTt, 'tis royal fun to frolic On tho fragrant, new-mown bay, To roll nnd romp and tumble, And to whllo tho tlmo away: Whnt a Jay to Ho and slumber, , Innocent of worldly oaro. On the olovor In tho haymow, when sonio others put It there. What a Joy. whon ono Is thirsty, Kre ns yet 'tis time to sun. To consume the swwt nmbrosla That the cows have yielded un To drink out of the mllkpull. Whllo you noise It In thn nil "Vhon some other has extracted The rich fluid that Is there What n Joy It Is, In summr. To ho freo upon the farm; Ah, the very nlr scorns freighted With a mystle sort of eharm; Round and over nil a dreamy, I'eaeoful spirit aeems to lurk That Is, If you do the dreaming, WbJJe some others do the work. Nut v I.rg In Mtnlld On, Oh, dear. I do feel so forlorn! With Pah's toll why wan I horn? I'd dearly like to ride a hlko This I candidly must own. To scorch along tho deep-sen bed, With tnm-o'-shautor on my head, In bloomers clad but, 'tis too bail I tan'i oven stand nlono. A .Modern ruble. Orve npon n tlmo it Trump war flora iy In need of Something to lint, nnd ap proaching a Knrmhouso ho spake unto tho Farmer, saying: "If you will give mo tho Wherewithal to satisfy tho Cravluga uf tho Inner Man, I will kill all tho Hats about tho Place." "Agreed." said tho Tiller of tho Boll, and he ordered his Hood Wlfo to glvo tho Tramp n Hquaro Meal. After tho Tramp hnd devoured everything In sight he wont to tho wood-pile nnd se lected n stout Club, then soattng Him self on tho Porch, ho snld to tho Parm er: "Now bring on your Rats." Moral Always hitvo tbe details spe cified In the contract. It DUpleaiett Mini. Tho Walking Delegate I haven't nny uso for those follows In th navy. They're n lot at dub. Tho (Iratid Secretary How's that? n seems to mo they've put up n pretty good fight. The Walking Delegate Thoy can fight all right, but they worked over time on Sunday at Manila and San tiago, without charging extra or over pulling In a kick. Whnt they want I nn organizer among them. l lllrrptliiii, "No, sir," said the man who takes thing philosophically; "It Is P.npos slide to begin at th top. no matter what Hi biialtit happens to be. Th whole fours ot human oxperlenao teaches that this I ta." "Ob, 1 don't know," replied th scof fer; "our baseball team wna as near tint top us any of tlieiit at th begin Jfig of the aaoson." Ibid of III) iMthiiK, "llamt)lr worked hard for tSrse year trying te get a public olllee." "Indeod? Wltat' h doing now?" "Not n thing." "Why, how ea u It afford that?" "lie got th olHee." ' Her l'lrat rl. IT "What ar w stopping for now?" "We're going to put the pilot uff" "How cruel! What did the pour mum lo?"-Mw Tor Truth. The ItlH-l'l' liUlnel, "0! What's tbe mat tor here? Ar you preparing tu move?" "On, no; our llti:.- bo has been haT Hg a Mrtndsy iiarty " Nl ICinjUy Then. roll u not io tuournful numbers Uf Is but an empty dream. When, at night, w eat cucumbers And than ian on with Ico treats