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rK . ' i ; / , f [ , y i A t m TALES : ' , ti ! ! ! ! t. " .i . .fi ! ! " C ! ju ir i' ! ! i j ! ! j ! . . = = ' \ Women In Wartime. " With drum-beat stir and bugle urge Y The mon have marched away ; , + But the women , 0 , the women , As the daybreak chill and gray- . The women at the city gates , For them no bugles play. For them no surge of patriot wrath , No gladsome shock of steel : But the aged and the Invalid , The helpless child's appeal- And patience , patience , patience still , Whatever one may feel. At night the torturIng dreams of harm , The real fears by day , With tasks of han that cannot keep r The ravening Thought at bay : Cooking , cleaning , sweeping , sewIng In the heaviest hours "pray. . . 0 , battles of the silences ! Of hearthstone , heart and toll ! Of these no veteran tales are told , , No bloodstain blots the soll- . : . The battles of the women , t4 ' Fought In anguish and In mgil 'i War Cuts a Knot. Who would suspect E. F. Seaman , the jolly Seaman , with his fund of . . " funny stories , his sparkling wit and 'I. If his keen appreciation of humor , to , have been one of the principal figures in o1)e of the most pathetic occur- rences of the whole war of the rebel- lion ? , Mr. Seaman occupies a position of great trust and responsibility with the Black Diamond steel works of Park Bros. & Co of Plttsburg. A shade of sadness falls over his laugh- ; ing countenance when\ \ he recalls the events connected with the Salem raid , one of the most trying periods of a trying four years . ) 'J ' : ' advance guard , in command of : i Quartermaster Seaman , had come up- r on a dancing party in a cabin in the mountains between Sweet Sulphur Springs and New Castle After quietly - ly surrounding the house with his squad Mr. Seaman opened the door and demanded the surrender of the men within. There were about twenty of them , aU confederate soldiers. I Orders were given for the prisoners , to fall into line , and , except one tall , ' 1 finely formed young man , all obeyed. He stood with his hand resting on the : shoulder of a girl in white. Both seemed dazed by the turn of events. The girl was the first to recover her self-possession. Turning to : Mr. Seaman - l man , she said : l j "You'H let George stay with me , .k.l\ won't you , sir ? We have just been r married " I - .Mr : . Seaman explained , as gently as , possible , the exigencies of war : that as a man he sympathized with her , but as a soldier his duty was to take her I , husband along. He assured her that as a union prisoner her husband . \ should be treated with all kindness , and probably in two or three months he would be exchanged and come back to her. Clinging wildly around her Ims- band's neck sue burst into uncontrol- lable sobs. As he pressed her to his bosom many of the soldiers , whose ! hearts had become hardened to pathetic - 1 thetic scenes , found occasion to draw 1 their sleeves across their eyes I , In a few moments she gained some control of herself , and , loosing her I arms , she raised her face to her hus banlttnd said : "hood-bye ' , George ; good-bye ! " The young man kissed her passion- ately and signified his readiness to accompany the union troops. Thee eyes of the young bride followed him wistfully to the door. That was the . last time she ever saw him on earth. Ho was accidentally drowned while crossing Jackson river : In 1884 Mr Seaman revisited that portion ot West Virginia. By malting inquiries he was able to locate the . . . ' ' bride of twenty years before , and " " after some search he found her. She , : . ' of course , never suspected his iden- tlty , as twenty years had worked great changes i . Mr. Seaman , being an adroit conversationalist - versationalist , easily led the conversa- tion back to the war. In telling at it he says : "She conversed pleasantly until that subject was mentioned , when her manner - nor became more quiet and her gaze drIfted from near objects tee , the long blue horizon down the mountain , as if to discover something lost. I soon left and have never seen her sinco.- Pitts burg Dispatch. Premonitions of Death. "S'pealdng of that winter campaign in East Tennessee , " said the doctor , "it must not be assumed that the sea- soned soldiers of the Army of the Cumberland or the Army of the 'l'en- ' nesseo were not equal to the ocoasion. Most of them marched from the bat- tIc field of Missionary Ridge with as little preparation as' they would have made for a one day's scouting expe- dition. Some of the divisions after the relief of Knoxville drifted back toward supplies at Chattanooga , but Sheridan's division and others remained - mained to watch Longstreet. "In our division ( Sheridan's ) , there was much suffering , but officers and men were resourceful and disposed to make the best of a situation. When it was decided to start the abandoned grist mills , hundreds of men were sent into the fields to gather corn , and the mills were kept going steadily turning out cornmeal for the men ot the several brigades. It was a trying time , however , and a time for pre' monitions. I never took much stock in the latter , but one case has haunted - ed me for forty years. One day the brigade was sent out to make a feint. It was known that there was no ene- my in force in front , but the men were instructed to act as if there was a division there. They were to feign an attack to compel a move of the enemy in that direction , but no one expected a fight. "As the regiment moved forward In line the lieutenant of one of the corn- panics took a memorandum book from one pocket and his watch from another - other , and , handing them to the cap' lain , asked him , in case ho was killed , 'o send them to his father. The cap lain said , 'Holy smoke , man ! We are not going into a fight' This is aU sham , and there is no danger , ' and returned the book and watch. ThG lieutenant ran across to the captain and again insisted he should take the book , saying that ho had a feeling that be was to be Idlled. The captain took the book , and in five minutes the lieutenant fell dead from one ot the few shots fired by the fleeing rebel piclwts.-Chicago Inter Ocean. - - . Honor SoldlerlS' Widows A monument to the union soldiers' widows was unveiled and dedicated 1 e 'l iJq ! . ss JJ 4 1 1 r i l ' v ( ( by the department of Illinois , Women's Relief Corps , in Elmwood cemetery , Sunday , April 24 , at 2:30 : p. m. The memorial has been presented by Mrs Esther Elmira Springer ill memorIam to her daughter , Silvia Springer Do- ton , who died about a year ago. Good Service by Jailer's Wife. 1\Irs. Ranldns , wife of the jailer at Alfred , Me" , caught a woman smug- gling whiskey into her husband's cell , but she took the goods away and had the woman arrested and fined. . I . Profit in IS.Cent Butter . How much profit does the farmer's wife get out of 15 . cent butter ? The natural inference from this question suggests a possibility of a profit from the production of 15-cent butter to t.ho 1 farmer's wife. If the anatomy of the modern dairy cow were identical with that of the ancient ass of Bible fame , which waxed fat on the winds of the desert , then a profit might be possi- ble But so long as is requires a generous - orous ration of tangible , palpable substances - stances rich in protein as well as carbohydrates to produce an average of one pound of butter per day time year through at a minimum cost of at least 16 cents per pound , there cor- tainly can be no profit in 15 . cent but- ter. The manufacture of 16.cent but- ' tel' Is a luxury that the average Carm- er's wife cannot afford to indulge in. The standard price of butter ought to be 25 cents , and this would be the rule , if the butter was only good enough to bring it. It is a deplorable fact that on 76 per cent of the farms cows are kept at a loss. If farmers would only bring their brains and pencils Into more common use in connection - nection with their farm operations , - marked improvement would be the result. If the farmer would only study the economic aspects of his occupation - cupation a little more studiously , ho , would be surprised to find how little of real profit he derives. And yet it is aU so simple , so easy to compre- hend. For instance , a cow weighing from 1,000 to 1,200 pounds will require to produce a pound of butter a day the year around u. grain ration of at least 12 pounds daily , as well as an equiva- lent of at least 20 pounds of the best clover hay. One ent ' a pound would be a very small price for the grain ration , and $6 a lon a low price for the hay. This would make the cost of the feed per day 18 cents. Sup- hose you sell the product at 15 cents per pound , how long will it take to pay the mortgage on the farm ? G. W. Mott. Mott.s _ Notes by a Wisconsin . Milk Inspector There are a great many stables in Wisconsin that are too close and do not have enough light. The cold weather that we have had this winter rendered many such stables unsanitary - tary for a time. All stables for cows , aB well as for other animals , should be light and well ventl1ated. Some of the stables I have seen have not a. window in them. As a rule the now buildings are being put up in first class shape. In some localities the health officers have been after the cow keepers ; : and have got them to put in ventilating systems. Here and there farmers are putting in good ventilating systems of themselves , but these ' are the men that improve their conditions as the result of read- ing. ing.A A good many of the dairymen that have put in ventilation systems have used the King system , or some modifi- cation of It. I have been inspecting the stables largely ill the neighbor- hood of clUes , and ' when I get out I into the creamery and cheese factory I districts , I anticipate that I shall not be able to find things In as good shape as I have in the localities where I have been , for the latter localities - caI1tles are largely those engaged in supplying milk to the cities. In our Investigations this winter wo have found no preservatives In the milk ; though we do occasionally find it in the milk in summer. Preservatives - servatives seem never to have been used much in Wisconsin. As a rule , formaldehyde Is used more than any , , , , , , . . - , - . other kind of presorvative. But farm ers do not have to use any hind of preservative. The farmers deliver their milk every other day as a rule , when they send It to creamerIes and cheese factories. In the summer many. of them deliver every day. In some of the localities where Limburger cheese is made , It is absolutely - solutely necessary to deliver every day , as this is a sweet curd cheese , and the milk out of which it is made must bo perfectly sweet. It takes a very fine milk to make a Limburger cheese It must bo free from aU taints and bad odors , for. It cannot bo allowed to develop any acid. The bad smell of Limburger comes from ; a large amount of moisture in the j cheese. Wo have a cheese that is very similar to the Limburger , ox- cept that it is salted somewhat high- er. That is the common bric1e. 'Vo are very busy , and are working " night and day. 'We are looking care- . . ; fully after all adulterations ill what- . ever form. We are also paying close" attention to the sanitary condition of the barns. : U. S. Baqr , Wisconsin " , \ + ti Fall Calving . } Cows : ' " . 4 , 1 do not profess to have gained any - great knowledge of the above subject , ' . : . although I have for some years past had from ten to fifteen cows freshen " , " from September to November. From ; the dairyman's standpoint I prefer to 1 have the most of my cows freshen then. I believe that the yearly return in milk and butter from the cow calving - , s ing in fall or early winter will bo considerably . siderably greater than the same cow . would produce if she came fresh In , the spring. Late spring or summer : calving ought to be avoided if possi- ble , as the extreme heat of summer , combined with the pest of flies and nearly always drIed-up pastures reduces " cluces the milk flow below any chance ' : ' for profit. : Generally the calves that are - . . dropped in fly time do not do well and go into winter quarters In bad shape , to come out in the following spring . worth less than their mates three or . four months younger . It is an easy matter by generous and Judicious feeding to leeep the faU- fresh cow up to near her maximum flow during the winter , even without silage , if the feeder will provide himself - " ; self with plenty of clover or alfalfa ' hay and concentrated feeds , rich in t protein , such as time gluten feeds , , . . dried brewers' grains , all-meal and a ' little cottonseed meal. Then when the juicy grasses come with : May sun- shine , time winter ration being only a little reduced , the cow really fresh- i ens a second timo. Time calves , too , if they have been properly fed and housed during the ' I winter , gain rapidly on grass with _ . : - , . some grain , and when the heat of ' summer comes they are better prepared - . ; " pared to stand the flies than the lit- . , tIe youngsters a few months old - . Samuel Gray. ' > - , Tough on the Joke A member of a photographic so- ciety in a suburb ot London was to - , give an illustrated lecture on some of his travels. Another member , think- fug to have a joke at the expense or the lecturer , sUpped in among the slides a lantern portrait of himself . The joke would come in , of course , . . . by the portrait's appearing on time ' screen after the lecturer had announced . nounced the appearIng of something quite diITerent. Fate and chance were " unluckily against the humorist ; for , when his portrait was presented , the lecturer , without knowing what was < - on the screen , gravely read from the list , "Tho next slide , ladies and gentlemen tlemen is the picture of a refractory donltoy. No hog will ever carry damp or filthy straw to his nest , If he can have access to that which Is dry and clean.