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. . . . - SUCCESS. - - 1'lft the coward who quits to mlsrorluno , " 'IR the knave who changes each day , 1'18 the fool who wins half the battle , Then throws all his chances lLwny. There la lIlllo In life but labor , And tomorrow may flnl that n drenm : fJ'tlccesl ! : Is the bride or Endeavor , And luck-but a moleur'l gleam. 'rho limo lo succeed Is whoa others , Dlscoul'agcd , show traces or tire : The battle Is fought In the hotncstretc11- And won = twlxt the flag and the wire ! -J. C. Moore - - - . . . . , _ . . . . . . . . . . . &i. . " . . . . . : Lack of Working Capital . _ - - L- I , Comparing farming with other lines of business , we cannot help conclmtcl- ing that scarcity or working ! capital is ono of its greatest drawbaclts. 'fa bo sure , farming , better than perhaps any other business , can "manage ulong" on a small banle account or credit ( alone , hut , considering every- hung , it would 1 bo much better for aB concerned could the average farmer have more cash back ] of his enlerprise. As It is , the growing crop is an asset Upon which it is not dimcult to realize . Ize cash for immediate necessities. Flour , for instance , is often bought l with other summer supplies on the basis of payment when the "oats are a threshed" or other crops marlQted The possibility of thus maintaining life on credit has assisted pioneer farmers wonderfully in the past , but it Is full time to get the business upon I a sounder basis-to make the chattel 't ' mortgage a stranger rather than an : over-present guest at the family ce board 1-Iand . to , mouth methods may i have been necessary when the coun- try was opening up , when men had i their strong hands and the sweat of their brow as capital , when cash was a scarce commodity and barter a common convenience In country communities - munities In such times farmers were solely dependent upon the season and its crop lu'oductlons. Should crops fail distress was rife. The mortgage maintained the level of the "party of the second" part , and the level it kept him down to was a lbw l one. Should , crops luxuriate and prices prove bet- " ter than usual , money accrued that r settled the mortgage and left some- thing over ; and here began what is still at this day a menace to sound business methods of farm manage- ment 'Vo refer to the greed for more land. The moment a few hundred dol- lars accumulated the money was paid down on another "forly" or "eighty" or "quadeI' section , " and another mortgage signed. From that date on the worker had to struggle with his usual chattel m01't.gage and the new . . one on fresh land ; and the second state of the man was worse , than the first. Both mortgages indicated effort 3 and necessitated heart-rending labor ; but this method of doing business kept the farmer "land poor" and purse poor alno. It left him wltlmuuL 11 cent jar , 1 implements , and those required could only be obtained by giving another 1 chattel mortgage. It meant that no 11 hired help could be used outdoors or in the house ; and the farmer and his wife tolled unceasingly and early broke down their constitutions. It meant , too , that the children had to work and work and "do chores" when they should have been ut school , and so it starved their minds , often stunted their bodies or overstrained' ' them-but-it ! paid for the forty or eighty or quarter section ; and when one mortgage was settled masle it pos- sible to contract a new debt-for more land or necessary implements that might have been bought on a better and less life-raclclng basis. Without a sufficiency of working capital the farm cannot be properly operated to the best advantage. If every cent earned is needed to satisfy mortgages , interest and principal pay- ments on new land , the farm in hand suffers accordingl It can be worked but partially ; it cannot bo properly stocked ; advantage cannot bo taken I of the rise in market prices ; labor - " - . ' " - - - . . . . . . cannot he hlrol ( when most required ; implements can be bought only on the principle of "ana nt a time. " In short , Given a cash balance nt aU times , poverty keeps ] everything dragging miserably and makes the owner at the place a miserable drudge himself and the farmer Is at least happy In mind , able to hold or sell at the right time , able lo put the rIght amount of labor onto each acre and do it with the most suitable and modern implement - ment no has cash with which Lu change his stacIe from time to time , head his herd with pure-bred sires , and wait until he gets a profitable price ( for his surplus animals. It means a weU-leept farm , a happy , educated - cated , weB-clothed family ) , n. Chris- tian's , rather than u. dog's life , and a better heritage for the children , although there may bo less land for ' each to inherit Land Is not everything - thing , nor worldly possessions the chief object ill life. Heart and brain and soul should have the first thought , the most care and a sound habitation. These must be part of the working capital of every man and every farmer - er and their welfare are of vital im- portance. Drudgery without cash cap- Ital means starvation of aU the better attributes of man. It inclines to Ieeep down the farmer and his farm. Let the additional acres go. Endeavor - deavor to develop to the utmost the farm in hand , no matter how amaH it may be. Towards this end store surplus cash for the farm and family's requirements on a "rainy day " Concentrate - centrate effort that the farm may pro- duce a thousalldfohl rather than a miserable modicum of its 1ossibiUties. In so doing , live rather than exist , and remember that the ch11dron-the human souls-arc the most important and precious crop upon every facn. For every talent an account will have to be rendered some day , some time , somewhere. Let us make the most - - - - - - - of our opportunities manfully , faith- fuBy-but not greedily and to the starvation of body , heart and soul. Work for a working , capital and , once attained , guard it well. Its possession - session opens up aU manner of possibilities - slblllties on the farm and insures comfort - fort , confidence and competenoy.- Farmer's Review. Wash Face Upwards. Our grandmothers used to date the period of their lost girlhood by the first wrinkle , but the woman has to be seen nowadays who would have the courage to say that with her first wrinkle comes old agq. She would tell you she is proud of that little faint line Bilt , as a rule , ill health is answerable . able for those disagreeable little lines , and , indeed , when they are many in number , they are disfiguring. Many , are the methods that have been tried to make the skin smooth and fair again. A number of these methods are good , but as no two skins are alike , each requires a different treatment. There is a good deal in the way you wash your face. Instead of washing it downwards , as ninety.nine ant of every hundred , do , it should bo washed upwards , and gentle frIction given to the parts most likely to wrInlc1e. . Spraying the face with soft hot water at night is good. The best plan of all is to nourish the body with good , wholesome food , which will , in its turn , nourish the skin and fill out the face in the part where wrinkles generally come. Face powder only deepens the wrInkles. Cut Worms on Roses. I would advise the use of bran , soaked In arsenic water. Bank this about the base of the plant. Cut worms will eat the bran on their way to the bush. Some persons slice pot a ' toes thinly , and sprinkle the slice with arsenic , and scatter them about I the bushes. Lime and ashes , dug into the soil about your roses , will have a tendency to drive worms out of the soll.-HolDe and 'lowers. Don't worr ' . Do the best you can , and let hope conquer care.-E. . W. Wilcox ' TmED = = - = - CORNIIEll ! e@e@@e@e@e . The Gypsy Wind. 'rho gypsy wind goes down the night ; I hear hIm lilt his wunder-caB' ; And lo the old fllvhlf ' tellB'ht ] ' Am I a thrnll. It's out , my heart , beneath the stars Along the 1cill - ways dim and deepl Let those with Will , behind duB bars , Commune wlt1 ( sleep ! For me the freedom of the sky , ' ' The vIolet castnesscs that seem Packed with n sense of mystery And brooding dream I For ; me the low solicitudes ' . Tim treetops WlIlspcr each to each ; 'rho silences wherein Intrudes No mortal speech ! For mo far subtler fragrances ' Than the magician morn transmutes And ; minstrelsies and melodies ' From fairy lutes ! l\Iy cares-the ' ' harrying brood take flight ; My wocs-they lose their galling sting ; When I , with the halo wind of night , Go .gYPsylng. -Clinton Scollard In the Century. Safety Watch Pocket. Numerous and ingenious are the schemes which have been thought out by individuals to outwit the pickpockets . pockets who rob them of their watches and pocketbooks , hut the light-fin- gered gentry seem to find a way to ply their trade in spite of these hindrances - dranoes , possibly owing to the failure I of the public to make use of the I safety appliances when they have I been introduced by the inventors. Now I an inventor comes forward with an idea. He is perfectly willing to have the thief get hold of the watch ; in fact , his device will not be brought into operation at all until the watch has actually been removed from the IJoclet. But then It Immediately be- gins to make up for lost time , as the ' .vatch is no sooner withdrawn than ® \ ' " , t0 the sprIng arm , which gripped one side of the timepiece , files shut and starts a bell ringing ! with noise enough to be heard clearly in the lam mediate vicinity. The chances are ten to one that the thief has not had time to get the watch safely stored away before he has sprung the alarm and caused his capture with the S in his possession Bees as Weapons of Defense. There are at least two recorded instances - stances in which bees have been used as weapons of defense In war. When , the Roman general LUClllhl9 was ware - r1i against Mithridates , he sent a force against the city of Themiscyr As they besieged the walls , the inhabitants - habitants threw down on them myriads - ads of swarms of bees. These at once began an attack which resulted in the raising of the siege. These doughty little insects were also once used with equal success in England. Chester was besieged by the Danes and No r . weglans , but Its Saxon defenders threw down on them the beehives of the town , and the siege was soon raises . Clever Sparrows. One of the prettiest sights as regards - Bards seamen's pets was afforded by six sparrows which were tamed and trained by an old bluejacltot on board a coal 1)argo. He ' had trained them . . . to such a degree that they would march in regular military order , "turning" and "wheeling" as desired j . . , . by merely moving his hand. On each at their heads he had fastened a small piece of scarlet cloth , cut so as to form a cockscomb , which gave the birds a very saucy appearance as y / they went through their varied evolu- " 'l Uons. . . " . , Entire Family Married. - Records ef unique ltlUl'1'Iages In Mfn neapolis were broken the other day , when three daughters and a son of Mr and Mrs. Frend Krenz were married at the same time in the same church and by the same priest. Four broth. ers of the three brides acted as best men for their brothers and three- brothers-in-law. The maids of honor and flower girls were all sisters or cousins of the brides. " . ' . Mirror Is a Freak. - Joseph Pichette of Springvale , Me. , has a mirror which is becoming famous as a curiosity. Some two years ago a picture of a rose mysteriously . ously developed itself on the surface i and within a a short time another flower began to develop itseIt. In fact the mirror seems fated to change In short order to a very handsome plc- ture , without any reasonable explanation . . tioll pearing. . .f Has Ancient Sliver Coin. Elisha F. Spaulding , one of the oldest . est residents of Windsor , Va. , has a silver piece coined in 1721 , which has been in his possession ever since leaving - ing home in his teens to start out in . . the world. It was given him by his mother , and had been held for many . years previously in her family. The coin is in excellent state of preserva- tion , being but very little worn. Own Carriages In Common. A curIous custom exists in Genoa. . , l11 Many of the well-to.do people , as well " ' \ as those in moderate circumstances , ) do not own either horses or carriages ; - I they own only an interest in them ' i Four or five or half a dozen great I famllles club together and buy a car- riage and horses , then they arrange among themselves the days the dU- . ferent famllles will use it. Two Records to Be Proud Of. - Capt. David T. Closson of North Dayslde , Me , took charge of his first schooner at the age of 17 and since then has served as captain of 34 dif ferent vessels. Capt. Closson has never lost a vessel or the life of a 1 sailor. The captain has another record - . ord , of which he is still prouder. He . J ' , has 11 children , aB living , including _ ) three sets of twins. . ' Has an Active Conscience. - ' - , Congressman Greene of 11lassachu . , , setts has received from a lady in his . - - - district a letter accompanying the re' ' . turn of a lot of seeds he had sent to ' . f her. She says she did not believe in' _ , . the distribution of seeds by the government - . . ernment and therefore , could not ac' . ' . . ' " . . cept his proffer ' . .1 . 1\ \ Ate Oranges on Wager. ! I Joseph Supernaw of Ludlow , Mass , . on a wager ate sixteen good-sized . naval oranges. Supernaw had eaten _ . . . four oranges when the wager was rmade and disposed of the other.twelve - in exactly 20 minutes His previous . reCord ) in eating fruit has been twen ty.elght bananas. _ . " Voice Carried Eighteen Miles. - . , Eighteen miles is the longest dis once on record at which a man's voice has been heard. This occurred in the Grand Canyon , Colorado , where a man shouting the name "Bob ! " at one end , his voice was plainly heard at the other end , which is eighteen miles away. I Japanese SmokIng Tree. " In Japan is a tree called the smok. ing tree , " which has a little cloud resembling - sembllng smoke hanging over its topmost - most branches. It is an emanation which the tree gives out under the effect of sunlight. , + . . - - . . . .