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JOHN BULL'S PACIFIC NAVAL STATION.
Esquimau, t, the Portress Which Is Designed to Protect Victoria. The resent ahlnmtnt ovor the Cann. dlan Pacific of many hoary guns nnd much war material to the new naval station al lgfiilmnttlt indicates the inienuon or mo llrlUsh government 10 oreet, at the gateway of IJrltlsh Columbia, n Pneine Gibraltar, whlth will render the Ilrltliih possessions In tnu quarter f the world obsolutoly aecure against aggression by any other injiicy 01 ureal iiritnin over lnr It became a naval power ha been to eelze strategic points and forti fy them ao strongly ,ti to render them invmnerawe, and Mine, bv their iw session, control Immense stretches of a ami large land territories which could not be held In any other way ave by a Rreat outlay. ThU pollry la Illustrated In the Mediterranean, for Instance, by a ilmple statement. Al tho western extremity of this groat inland ocean Ilngland holda nibmltnr. which haa long borne the reputation of helng the strongest fort raw In the world. In the center there Is Mnltn, which U ararcely Inferior to nibraltar In tlio effectlveneaa of Its fortifica tions. At the eastern extremity there Is C'yprua, which haa not yet horn ful ly fortified, but no doubt, In pursu ance of the Ilrltlsh policy, will be dur ing the next few yearo. There are no fortlflcatlona on the Suez canal, but the majority of the company atock Is owned by (Jreat llrltalti. Itgypt lms virtually become a Hrltlah province, nna there la not the (lighten doubt tint should (here be a praapect of oerloui tr. .iv- itj, any forein Iln. tlon InvoM.u; die KRyptan M$ mtl. crn Intet'-tK of iirrnt llrltalti the oh nal woulit in- itcUed, and, If necessary fortified and defended by Itliatlsh gum. At present there la no need of auch action, for. although Sim att, Port Ha Id are not defended, Itngland holds at the southern extremity of the Ited flea the great fortreas of Aden nnd the Island of I'erlm. nnd could In stantly rloae the Mediterranean nnd repairs effected and all provision tnndo for the equlpmont nnd mnlRtenaiiee of the fleet which Hnglnnil at nil tlmoi maintains In the North Pacific. The Intorcsts to bo aafegttardcd hy Ksqulmault nnd tlio groat guni now on tholr wny ncroM the continent aro already onormotta nnd will become much larger during tlio noxt few yoara. To begin with, Micro la tho transcontinental trndo, whloh at nil times In tho year, ovon during tho winter leniton, It n very Important matter. Tho Canadian Pacific wai built for the sole behoof and nceom modatlon of the Ilrltlah colonloa, and Its wealorn terminus must bo perfect ly secure against attack, otherwise tho railroad becomes of little value. Dur Ing tho last few yeara It hns become clear that thoro Is a groat futuro be fore Ilrltlah Columbia. A couple of decodes ago the antlro roglon was supposed to ho practically uninhabita ble by whites on account of tho so verity of tho rllmnte, but oxporlenoo haa shown Unit the mild winds of tho Pacific temper tho cllmnto for a con altlernble distance Inland, nnd that In n latitude where, on the east coast, winter has almost perpotual reign, the crops of more tenipornto regions can bo grown In Qrltlsh Columbia. In fast, tho climate does not differ ma terially from that of the stntos of Oregon and Waablngton,aml the abun dance of rich land whlrlt can with la bor be mnde nvnllnblo for farming will unquestionably tempt from the IlrlUsh Isles emigrants, who other wise might have come to the Uultotl Stales. FOR BOYS AND GlitLS. BOMB GOOD QTOniBS FOIt OUfl JUNiort HKADnns. Jlrr akfitit'Tablt-I.tna-A Toothful ri ilml.t A Triumph of Italy UMIItif Krtn-Kittys l'lctars Little ttaaky Uoty, FAMOUS FOLK. Ana tho Trimble riier Ulve Their llnctori. Tho pope Is becoming vorv dlsobo- dtent. Though Dr. LantMini. the imtial physician, rocotitly Instated tlmt hU holiness war not to loavo his boil, nnd not to reecho anyone, tho onorgctlo ' ' " . . , j KSQriMAl.'IT HAIIUOH. !irr,kfM Table I.nL In all tho world of Food-and-Drlnk Thoro lives no Prlneo Ilko Uobollnk, Nona halt so good and fair. Ho reigns In Hrcakfast-tablo-land, Whloh spreads away on ollhor band Uoyond tho willow chair. Upon tike right, near Ornngovlllo, Tltoro rlsoa famous Muffin lltll j And Just a bit beyond Tho gllstonlng Sugar Hocks aro piled, A placo bolovod by ovory child) And closo by Now Milk Pond, I Tho Swccl-Crcam Palls slip smoothly down And Join tho Coffee Bprlngs, nil brown And hot as hot can be. And Micro's tho town of Johnny Cako, Old Doughnut Mountnln, Syrup Lak, And pleasant Paneako Lea, Hach momlng to his willow throne Tho prlneo nscends, and In a tono That makes his subjects nttako Ho sayst "Good morning, ov'ery one, k you don't mind, I'll start upon Tho town of Johnny Cnkol" Ho cats tho hills; ho drinks tho creeks; He stuffs wholo mountains In his cheeks I Ho llkos tho treos nnd sand; And when nt last tho Prlneo gels down Thero's scarcoly loft n stream or town In Uronkfast-table-landl Willard Koyos. lied Seas to the commerce of the world by stopping navigation at Gi braltar ami Aden. The polley which governa the Urlt liti government In the .Mediterranean and Itd Seas has prevailed elsewhere nnd any one who Is curious to observe to what oxtent tint Ilrltlsh govern ment controls maritime affairs hy tho jiosst'sxiou of strategic points and Is lands can onllghten himself by glan cing over n map of the wot Id, when he will find that the earth U girded by line of Ilrltlsh fortreo.es, which have, been ostabllshed In the Inst cen tury and a half. Qreat llrltalti Is thus th policeman of the ocean, nil seas bolng patroled by Ironetsds dlsplaylug the union Jack. I'p to this tlmo. however, tho val uable ISngllsh dependencies whleh lie along the North American roast of the Pacific have received comparative ly llttlo attention. Now it appears that the Ilrtllsh government haa be come thoroughly aroused to the Im portance of Its great Pacific colony and tin-ana to establish at tteuulinault a natal utallmi of the first class, which will he the rendezvous for the Pnelflo fleet lisqulmault haa been but re cently selected as a suitable point and consequently lis name Is to moat renders rather unfamiliar. It Is sit uated on a beautiful and commodious bay. throe rails to the wast of the city of Victoria, on the Island of Van couver It Is thus In an Important sens the fortress which will protect tho capital of IlrltJsh Columbia from foreign attack. It la said that at first ths propriety of establishing a station nt Victoria was suggested, but the close proximity of a fine bay and har bor led to tho selection of Hequlitiault rather than at the capital as the prop er site. Haqulmault will defend not only the capital of Ilrltlsh Columbia, hut also, among others, the important city of Vancouver on tho mainland and the western terminus of the Ca nadian Paeirie railroad. At present Hsqulmault Is a station in embryo. Hxtenstve docks have been built and fortifications begun, but tho town new eenslsU for the most part of the .houses of employes and workmen. Tiro extent ef the gov ernmwirs preparations, however, In. duates work of the mott extensive character, and in the next two or three years IitNlMU will become the alto ft great workohoos find fHin4rtot, where shlptmlbJItig wilt l tarried m. old gentleman took tho first oppor tunity, as roon us tho doetor'n back waa turned, of sitting up late to wrlto a Iitln odo, and then afterward re ceived a high church dignity in nudl fnee. Dr. Upponl Is evidently not mado of th samo motnl us Sohwonlng or. who ',vns lllsmarok's doctor. Schweninger realized on tho day of hi nppolntmont that ho had got n very unruly chnrge. His sorvlces woro call oil Into requisition, nnd after an ex amination ho forbade his patlont to partako of a vory favorlto dish. All tho samo, Illsmarrk hnd tho forblddon fruit brought to him, nnd was doubly enjoying It whon Dr. Hohwonltigor en tered tho room, took hold of tho dish and hurled it out of tho window. Tho ninn of blood nnd iron gasped and thPii discreetly surrendered. Ho hnd met his match. Mr. (Hailstone had nmny doctors, nnd, oxoept tho Inst, outlived Uietn nil. The most famous was Blr Androw Clark, who whs held In high oatl matlou by the 0. O. M. Hut he had more than it handful In the statesman. On one occasion Mr. Gladstone, prom ised to speak only a half Itour. and the doctor sat by, watch In hand, to time. When the half hour waa up the O. 0, M. throw nwoy the last of his notes, nnd Sir Andrew replaeed his watch with n satisfied air. liut Mr. Gladstone waa so absorbed that he went on for thirty minutes longer be fore stopping. Ueltliig llren. It Is not always oasy to punish a boor without losing one's temper, but a London popsr tolls how a boat-load of sailors, on shore-leave from a man-of-war, did It good-naturedly and without violence. As thoy Journeyed up tho roadway into tho Cornish village n gontlcman's wnggonotte passed. Ono of tho tars thoughtlessly Jumped on tho stop behind. "Oil orf thoro!" shouted tho coach man, and bolng n churlish sort of fol low, ha Inshod tho sailor viciously across tho faco with his whip. That was enough. In nn Instant tho othor cloven blues hnd closed round and stopped tho trap, the boatswain's mnto In com mand. " 'Tontlonl" cried ho, and 'ton tloti thero wns. "Dismount tho gun!" ho Mioutod, and It seemed as If ovory Iduejnckct carried n wholo carpontcr'a outfit. In thr in I nut os they hnd tnkon tho wnggonotte Into ono hundred and dov-enty-two pieces, nnd tlmt without so much ns scratching ono bit of paint or losing n Military serow, Thoy laid them all out noatly on tho stony road, and tho boatawnln's mate, nftor In specting the Job, cried, "doodl Dismiss!" A Yonltifol l'Mtlmlat. A Now Hngland sohool teaohor pre serves among her treasures tho com position of n formor pupil, a boy of 12. It hss Its pathetic sldo as tho meager noes of tho boy's life, may bo con jectured from bis words. Tho subject given wns, "Anticipa tion. Do you enjoy It as much ns real! ration?" Dictionaries woro diligently consult ed, and tho general voto placed an ticipation on a high piano of dollght Not so, wroto tho solcmn-facod boy of 12. "Anticipation is whon you think about things beforohnnd. If it's hav ing your teeth out, that Isn't muoh fun; nnd If It's Sunday school plonlos you enn't help worrying about tho weather. "Itenlliatlon is when tho things you've thought about beforehand hap pon. Having your tooth out Is a llt tlo worse than thinking about It. Sunday school picnics would ho nice It It didn't rain, but whon It rains they put them off; and then tho day thoy have them, generally you eau't go. "James Drown." All About Hi reach Crop. Atlanta Journal: There Is yet hepe that we may have another great peash erep this year. Without an abundant upply of (leorgla peaehes, the pleas ure at life Is distinctly decreased far millions of tho people of this oeun-try. No Doabt About It "Colonel, you swear positively that your regiment novcr received a pound of embalmed beet in Cuba. How la It possible fur you to bo so absolutely certain?" "Deoause my regiment nor or get farther than Tampa, sir." IM AcknottUilcmsnt. "Vbh admit," said the Judge, severe ly, "that you married these two worn Mr "1 dW," sals tho unabashed Wlg-awl,t- "Thoy are iy letter two-thirds." Kltly's I'lclurr, I took my kitty yesterday To have her pleturo mnde; They wanted mo to hold her still Uooauso she was afraid. (I never have my pleturo took, Deoause I always ery When It begins to stare at me. That awful Camera's oye.) My kitty wiggled all about And stood upon her head, And I forget the Camera Until "All done!" they said. Uut whon the pleturo onrao It was The queerest thing you sea. Tho kitty didn't show at all The picture was of met -Abblo Farwell Drown. A Triumph of Daly, "Men," said Sir Colin Campbell, as that "thin red line," now hlstorle, pro pared to receive the Russian cavalry, "tnon, where you fall you must llo un til tho band corps pteks you up. It any man leaves tbo ranks to help a wounded eemrade, I'll past his name en the parish ohureh." The men were Highlanders, and posting on the ahureh doer meant dlsgrate through out the parish. livery laddie and las sie would turn from a "posted" soldier. That remark would have been super fluous to two loving brothers In Chap inin Truinuiiira regiment. Ho tolls tho stor of his "War Memories of a Chaplain." Tho brothers were moving forward In a ohnrgo near Klnslon, N. 0.i ono of thorn foil dead, shot through tho heart. His brother, with n cry, threw himself on tho body. Then ns his comrades advanced ho roso, took his placo In the ranks nnd went on in tho chargo. Patriotism triumphed ovor natural affection. On the James Itlvor, n Union sol dier, whllo In tho firing lino was shot through tho body. An ofllcor, seeing that tho man had but a llttlo tlmo to live, called to two soldiers to carry him to a shady placo. "No. no, colonoll" enU tho dying man. "That would take two mon from tho front, and ovcry jnnn Is neodod now. I ean Just as woll dlo hero." And dlo Micro ho did. "What surpassing love for tholr country nnd ours," comments Chnp lain Trumbull, "wns Mint of theso ten. aer-heartod, brave-soulcd soldlorsl" Mill Itunky Ilory, Thoro was once a llttlo boy, And his nnmo was Hunky Dory, And ho used to ask his mother Every night to toll a story I Then shs'd protond to shlvor, And to shako, with awful fear, And sho's nay: "Oh, dear, I novor Told a story, Hunky, dcnrl" Then Hunky used to ponder On hit llttlo mother's kneo; Anfi then ho'd say: "A truly one, Dear mother, toll to mo!" John Rrnost McCann, DAIRY AND POULTRY. INTBmKBTINQ OHAPTBftS TOfl oun nunAL nBADBn3. now Baeenifal rentiers Operate This Mepsrtmtnt of tho farm A r.rr Hints at to ths Care of Live Stock and Poultry. A t'Jgtitlnc Bnnttc "Don't wnko up n moocnsln," seems to bo tho moral of an oxperlonco u jdor gouo hy n southern correspondent of tho l-'orost nnd Stream whllo llshmg ono day In a bayou of tho Poarl river. Ho says: "My ond of tho boat had turned to ward the nearest bank, whleh was dls nrndinjf Arnhlrts. In a paper read at a recent meeting of Ayrshlro breeders In Now York, Becretary 0. M. Wtnslow laid down tho following principles for -tho guidance ot breeders: . Ot course the first point to lay down for perfection Is tho actual yield ot milk and butter, and whatever etss Is sacrificed, this tnuat bo rotalaod nj ways, and built up by overy means available Constitution must bock up this dairy promlnenco. or It amounts to llttlo. With dairy yield nnd constitu tion, ono will naturally havo as a so quonco tho small bead, tho thin shoul ders, tho largo barrel with arched ribs, tho capacious udder, large milk volns nnd boles. Tho breeder has then good dairy cow, and ho must hold on to that nnd add to It, and then polish her up with what might bo called tho non-cssontlats. Tho udder must bo shaped to a proper term, bred up be hind and out In front and on tlio sides, until tho cow can hardly walk whon It Is full. Tho solo of tho udder must bo brought down to a lovol, and tho teats moved to tho four corners of tho uddor. In doing all this, you will probably havo shortened tho teats so that It will troubla you to obtain tho amount ot milk yout now cow will glvo, nnd you must bned them longer nnd still hold all you havo got. Then you must squaro up tho rump, and carry out tho tall so that It will drop off suddonly nt right angles. All this tlmo you must watch tho loin, to keep up tho strength ot your machine. After you havo dono all this, you may glvo hor somo small upright haras, and placo a broad (landers osctitohcon on your cow, and you may give hor any combination of red, brown and white. except a roan: nnd you will havo at' l, l i t A, n y tQ?lM,i . "," " P 1 talncd your objoet-n perfect Ayrshlro on a log nt tho water's edgo I noticed cow a moccasin of vory fair proportions Signaling to my companion, I point ed to tho snako, that ho might hold the boat stoady whllo I tried a shot nt It with a small pocket pistol a twouty two callhor that wo always carried on our trips, nnd In tho uso ol which con stant prnctlco had mado mo vory ox port. Tho annko's head was not vlsl blo, so I concluded to try a shot at tho thickest part of tho body, which show- cd clear on tho highest part ot tho log, presenting n fair mark that I could hit nine times in ten. As I fired, tho bont must havo moved slightly, for my shot strtiok one-hall Inch lower than I Intended, Instead of golnit through tho snake's body It wot.t between It nnd tho log, nnd must havo folt very much Uko a hot Iron, to Judge by his notions, After a quick shiver nnd a full-length squirm, ho bogan to bow his back and spit llko nn angry cat. This was so unusual that It amused us vory much, and wo sat laughing heartily for a moment or two, oxpoot Ing ovory Instant that tho snako would tako to tbo wator and dlsappoar. Suddenly tho snako swung round, with Its hoad stretched In our direc tion nnd plunged Into tho water, but ' tho moro necessary tho porsonal knowl' cow. Now to do all this a man cannot stay at homo and work up perfection out of his own herd. Nor can ho sand to somo noted breeder and buy a bull calf at random In tho hopo of Its nicking with his own herd nnd Intensi fying tho good qualities and eliminat ing tho defects; but ho should havo tho Ideal typo so firmly fixed In his own mind that ho known clearly what hU best cows lack In making thom por feet, and ho should find n bull Mint will build up tho point that is moct lacking In his most porfect cow, bear ing In mind tho dairy quality always, so as to kcop that on tho Incrcaso, or nt least not to go backward, Bomn times ho will need a bull strong In ono of tho minor points and somotlmos In nnoth r; nnd nftor all his pains nod trouble ho may find ho mado a mlstako In tho uso of tho most carefully se lected bull, becauso ot somo prepon derance of strong blood that sworfes tho offspring out ot tho lino ho hoped for, nnd ho has to try again, In order to do all this, It Is ncocs sary for tho breeder personally to In spect tho dam nnd her relations, ns far as ho can, ot tbo bull ho proposes to uso In his herd; nnd tho higher ho roaches in his attempts for perfection, did not disappear. Threshing through tlio wator llko mad, ho mado straight i for mo with an air ot buslnoss that mi ml mv nllnnlr nt 1mirl,l. ,i I nnd effectually. Straight on ho enmo until ho wns but a tow feet from mo ns I sat In tho boat, and than I recovered my powers ot lo comotion, and most Inglorlously (led. edgo of tho ancestry ot tho proposed addition to his nerd. Ho should not wnlt until ho needs a bull, but should plan nbcad and bo on tho lookout for Just whnt ho In llkoly to need in tho near fuluro, and have tho dam of n futnro bull In his mind; nnd ho mny, by a llttlo advlco, mnnago to havo her coupled so ns still moro to aid him In Thcro wns no cholco of routes, no ; obtaining what ho needs. No ono bull straight down tho long, slender bont I ' wl" u0 "llal), 'or all tho herd; but dashed toward tho end my companion 11 ,no urcour is not situated so that occupied, clearing tho tnlddlo seat with a Jump that nearly drovo tho bottom out. My companion had started up with a startled cry to "Look out!" und hnd bo can keep moro than ono, ho can brood tho top ot his herd right and let tbo other end tako caro of Itself. One very Important help in nil this is always to Keep tbo best anlmnls grasped n heavy paddlo lying In tho ' oU rn,,,0 nnd wcod Put thB Poorest, ; ," . ''"" i Thern In nlwnva ti tnnlit tnr tlm nn. bearing doxr on hint In a wild .U. ! " ,V' hner ' b"tMoh".M"! tuat waa certain to carry us both over tho end of the boat Into twenty feet of water, ho droppod tho paddlo. stooped low and caught mo with on approved football tackle-hold Just abovo the knoos, and together we foil with n orash against tho ond scat, my head striking with such foreo that I wai rendered almost unconscious. Springing to his feet, my friend sn a tohed up tho psddlo and ran to the end of tho boat from whleh I hnd Hod, and found tho snako still In pur suit, although the boat had moved seme distance from the Impetus given milkman. In my own hord. If n cow does not suit me or como up to my standard ot oxeellonoo, I can always sell hor as n now mlleh cow, t go to Brighton. Tho drovers aro glad to get them, and will pay me tho high est market prloo for a fancy cow and lot mo Ueop her calf and her pedigree; and sbo goes to market as a common cow, Olorsr fur llroo.l Sutra. Ono of the host hog raisers of our nequalntaneo Is a clover crank In n very unusual and n very profitable dl- rufll Inn Mn . Uy the sudden arresting of my flight, tias a piece ot lodged elovir. he mas Not until ho had received a blow that Ills mower over It In Mi- same direction a most disabled him did that pugna- In whloh It Is lodged and clips off the '"" uuui iuo annex. I uiossoms nnu a row inehes of the stalk lis mon pnuui uuuk lu Ilia UBnK BUU erawled out ou the very log on whleh wo had first seen hyn. Ths Nstarst QumIIob. Teaohor Ones upon a time there wero two rich men, one ot whom mado his fortune by honest Industry, whllo tlio othor mode his by fraud. Now, which ot these two men would you prefer to bo? Tommy (after a mo ment's hesitation) Which mado tho most? Tho Kiael niffartneo. The pupils In a sshool were asked to giro In writing tho difference be tween a biped and a qundruped. Ono boy gave the following: "A biped has two legs nnd a quadruped has four legs; therefore the difference between a biped and a quadruped Is two legs." When ho has enough for his purpose no iuui ma mower mo otnor way nnd cuta oft as muoh of tho stalk as possi ble and puts this In with tho rest of his hay. Tho first ho uses for his bogs exclusively, tho second for his cattle. Whon ho baa not enough ot lodged clover to secure tbo blossoms tor his hogs, ho runs his cattle hay through a chaffer and In either case mixes tho clover with meal and steeps It In hot water, and thus makes a moss which makes young pigs grow llko a western corn field In Juno and fits tho sows for tho production of large, vigorous litters. Wo beltevo his plan Is a good ono whero the farmer grows but tew hogs and ean do the work. Portunato Is tho man who haa enough f clover, blossoms and all, but wo sneo moro urgo our readers, and es pecially those whoso brood sows are following eatUe, to giro their hogs nil the clover tlmt they can possibly get them to tit It Is needoi because bvx need a variety and they are usually fond of clover hay. It Is noeded es pecially by brood sows and young pigs to balanco up tho all corn radon. ronllry flassrttloni. D. II. Wustloko publishes tho follow Ing suggestions: l'ecd green bono to young turkoys If you want largo boned nnd strong tur keys. Uso Insect powder on your young turks to kill llco. It Is harmless. Uso a powder gun to put It on with. As n safeguard against llco, nllToung turkoys should bo well dusted, at least onco a week, with fresh Insect powder, nnd especially In tho down and under their wings. It your fowls are drooping, cxamlno tbotn for lice. 4fhon tho hens have tho rongo ot a field, with plenty ot grass nnd Insects, pulverised charcoal will often prove beneficial In preventing bowel disease. Por debilitated fowls, or for chicks that havo teg weakness, ndd a ton- spoonful of chloride of Iron to .ach gallon ot drinking wnter. It Is harrn- Iom, and will nrovo bonoflclut In many cases, though It U not a "euro nil." Do not fait to ralso n smalt patch of Mammoth Sunflower Seed for your fowls. It will koop thom In health and put good results In tho ogg basket. do not fall into bad habits In your caro ot poultry. Tho chains ot habit aro gcnornlly too small to bo folt until they nro too strong to bo broken. ntntlstlcs show that moro monoy Is spent In tho United States for eggs than for flour. Farmers should look aftor tholr poultry and Iraprovo It by getting tho host stock. Don't buy cheap breeding stock. Urccd only from your best fowls, nnd get n good cock to Improvo your stock. Keep your poultry houses nnd coops whitewashed, nnd kcop thom clean nnd dry to prevent disease, and do not al low your fowls to roost nenr a draft. If this la followed with good, sound, healthy food, you will not havo much troublo with disease. Tape Worm. Tho following appears In Farm Poul try: "Pleaso tell mo what Is tho matter with my Darred Plymouth Itock cock erel, Ho has always had a ravonous nppctlto, and haj now. Ho cats moro than any other bird on tho placo, but food does not scorn to do him any good. Ho would mako a good examplo for a living skoloton. Although bo oata so woll ho has lost steadily In weight for soma time. Ho Is now noth ing but skin and bbnos, and soems wenk and dumpish; comb and wattlos aro palo and limp. Ho seemed all right whon I housed my birds last fall. Ills bowols seem all right, but sometimes I notlco wl. U) patches In tho droppings. "S. II. D." Tho cockerel probably has a tapo worm. Pen him by hlmsolf, and bo sura to burn nil droppings, so that other fowls 11107 cscapo Infection, In placo of his morning toed, gUe him two tnblospoontuls ot warm milk, to which two drops ot spirits ot turpontlno has been added. Peel and crush a small handful ot pumpkin seeds, and mako Into a pasto with a llttlo milk. Mako him cat all you can forco him to of this pumpkin seed pasta; glvo no other food. Do not feed at supper time, but glvo n balf-tcaspoonful to a teaspoon ful of castor oil. It you follow tho directions and tho bird has a tapo worm, thoro is no doubt about tho re sults. Soon after tho purgatlvo doso tho tapo worm will bo expelled, hoad, tall, and all. With tho unwolcomo guest ovlcted, tho cockorol's chaucea ot return to health aro good. I'oitlblo Tricks In Tllng. Tbo Now Zealand Dairyman has dis covered that not all men that test milk aro honest. A dairy export In an artlolo in that paper says: 'Again I havo to report a certain amount of dissatisfaction nmong milk suppliers on this question milk test ing. I cannot but repeat tho sugges tion mado In previous reports, that tho testing should be placed In Inde pendent hands. Ton or twolvo fac tories should unlto and appoint a com petent and rollabla tester who would have no Interest In giving other than truo reading ot tho tost. I regret to say that I came across several In stances whero tho suspicions of tho uppllcrs woro not entirely unjusti fied. In ono case samples woro col lected carefully ovory morning and as carefully thrown out ovory ottornoon, tho manager being 'too busy' to tost. yet tils suppliers thought they woro bo- lug paid according to quality. In an other faotory any losses ot butter fat brought about by skimming or Im proper churning woro accounted lor by doduetlng a point or two all around from tho test In ono district we oamo across two factories where great riv alry existed between the managers as to whleh could make the most cam merelal butter from a pound ot butter fat. The method adopted was to turu the maeblno at halt speed. In this way tho test reading was about two points, or 6 to b per cent lower than It bould havo been. May for Hatching. We have us a rule bad the best results from eggs put In the machine during tbo month of May. After mild weather has come the fowls get vigorous, active, and healthy, and this Is necessary to havo fertility In the eggs. We do not tako tlmo or trouble to test the eggs, as the Infertile egg cannot bo detected un til It has beon In tbo machine several days, nnd then It taken out It would leave too much spaco for the othor eggs to roll around. If any become offen sive, tbclr presence Is very quickly noticed, and suoh ones can be removed, Praetlca! Farmer. Tbo runs should bo spaded up ones a year anyhow,