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PRACTICAL ADVICE ABOUT v DIVERSIFIED FARMING IM ....of Life! kmJjM v n . . Work tho Bull. Exercise the bull must have, for onless he 1b properly exercised hy will not bo thrifty and have a vigorous . foi constitution. This question is a se rious one, end the picture of Sir Je cob Poesh at work shows bow fi bull may be made to exercise and also be of great assistance to his owner. Ho pumps all the water for a large dairy, cats feed and makes himself -very useful to his owner. Ills calves all come strong and , thrifty since he began work, and, a! though be weighs a plump ton, he 'nanrne mmsuir nxe a kitten. Exercise For the Bull. Don't look upon the bull as ou en emy and carry a club or pitchfork every time you go near him, writes W. M. Kelly in Farm and Home. His disposition toward you will be Just what you make It yourself. Treat him kindly, but with firmness. He Is sure to remember any kindness, and surer to remember any meanness that you may do to him, and will watch his chance to get even with you. Allow him but one service and then lead blra to his stall, and he will soon WJcrn what Is wanted of him, and will Vdlly take up with the program. Well managed and properly fed, be will live to be eight or ten years old and get good calves. A well cared for bull Instead of being a nuisance and disgrace will be an object of ad miration and a credit to your herd and farm. Winter Tomatoes. Suceessul tomato culture tinder glass depends as much upon the man ln.charge as upon conditions. Eter vigilance and the exercise of good jvJdgrment on the part of the grower are more essential than strict adher ence to set rules. The crop Is one which demands constant care and In telllgent management, but under suit able conditions the returns are very satisfactory, and the product meets a ready demand at good prices. - The most Important conditions for . forcing tomatoes are: A warm, light house one having a two-thirds' span facing the south being preferable strong bottom heat, rich soil, careful training, uniform temperature, care In watering and pollinating, end, as before suggested, good Judgment and constant watchfulness on the part of the grower. Bottom heat Is not ab solutely essential to success, but the crop matures more quickly It given this condition. To make the best use of the house two crops should be grown during the season. This will bring each crop on at a season when the expense of beating during a part of the time will be alight. Plants for the first crop should be started as early as the first of August. It two or more houses are available, a second sowing should b made In about three weeks, to give a succession. For the second crop seed should be sown during the latter part of October. The plants are treated in every way as for outdoor culture till han dled the last time. For fruiting some prefer benches, with about six inches of soli; bnt, In the writer's experi ence, the best results have been ob tained from the use of boxes eighteen Inches square and twelve inches deep. In the bottom of the boxes is placed a layer of charcoal, broken pots, or 'clinkers" from the furnace, after whtti soli, consisting of three parts gofl garden loam and one part well rooted stable manure, is filled In to within two or three inches of the top. Each box wfll hold four plants and the check caused by the partial confinement of the roots seems to be of value in hastening maturity. If the solid bed is used instead of the boxes, the plants are set about six teen Inches apart each way, thus oc cupying a little more than one and a halt square feet of floor space for each plant. , . Best returns usually follow where the ilan.ts are tralnedto a slnrlp ptem. Flftl cords, ebout the' g;; c . f wool twine, are fastened to the com us of the boxes or to wires toirM ii . nllel to each row, for that p :: aud at tached above to wires r ' ; l ?tb wlse of the building, '! t inters or sash bars. The U ' ; t:? se cured loosely to thii : - . by means of short plea? - V. All elde shoots should be j i : rui as soon as they appear; ar i '-.'.i : the plants are about five (. f 'Il i. nr hea four - ' the terminal buds should be pinched off. The vitality of the plant will then be expended in the development of fruit. If the plants are not headed back, other fruit clusters will form, but those scattering later clus ters will unduly prolong the fruiting season without giving sufficient finan cial return to warrant delaying the removal of the old plants. As the fruit sets the clusters should be supported by means of a small cord or piece of raflla passing around the main stem above a leaf, thus forming a sling. At thl time, too, it Is well to stir the surface of the soil and work in. a quantity of well-rotted manure or to give fre quent applications of liquid manure, The temperature of the house should be as nearly uniform as pos sible about sixty degrees F. at night and seventy degrees In dark weather, but eighty degrees, or even higher, on bright sunny days. All cold drafts and sudden changes of temperature should be rigidly avoid ed. W. M. Munson, West Virginia Experiment Station. Selecting a Herd For Deef. In building up a herd for beef pro duction, select cows with a broad, deep and square body, cows with a good coating of flesh, for these, if bred to the right kind of bull, will produce calves that will prove profit able feeders. Now for the bull. The bull Is half the herd. He stamps his qualttes on all the calves, not simply on one calf a year, as with the cow. Get a reg istered bull of the breed you want, even It you have o:y grade cows, as then you are sure you are getting a beef breed from beef ancestors. Se lect a bull that is of good size, with a. proud masculine bearing, a good intelligent head, broad and full be tween the eyes, yet with a quiet ex pression, as a nervous, excitable ani mal will never fatten to good advan tage. He should be broad and straight across the back, with smooth, even hips. He should have well sprung ribs, heavily covered with flesh. Spring Is the natural season for cows to drop their calves, and the cows should be bred so as to drop their calves In the early spring and then when the cows are turned to pas ture In the spring the calves are old enough to go with them and thus have advantages for making rapid growth and require very little atten tion during the busy summer months. When the calves are a tew weeks old they Bhould be castrated and the wound washed with some good germ killer, so it heals rapidly. In the fall the calves should be weaned and fed on good nutritious food. The age at which steers should bs marketed depends largely on the market prices, but as a rule well fed steers sell best at fourteen to six teen months old. It you do not wish to dispose f your product as beef, then you must choose one of the dairy instead of beef breeds of cattle. By Dr. David Roberts, of Florida Agricultural Ex periment Station. Device Against Crows. It is very discouraging to have one's crops destroyed every year by that ravenous king of destroyers, the crow, and if every farmer who has tried everything In the scarecrow line without effect will give the de vice illustrated here a trial, he will find it a godsend and will be con vinced of Its utility. The upright pole is eight to ten feet high. To the cross stick is attached a piece of tin one foot wide by one and a half feet long, wired about six inches from the pole in such a way as to rap the up right at every breeze. By its weird noise it frightens every members of the feathered tribe. This is not only an experiment but an assured fact. Three such "tin rappers" are suffi cient in an acre Held. Ford B. Dur tee. In the Epltomlst. Feed For Hogs. Corn alone does not make a suit able ration for hogs, and is too ex pensive for profitable pork produc tion. Neither all dry nor all green feed gives best results. The two should be combined; and in the South green feeds w&jr be hod 3GS dav In the year. warn wmi-cs The .loth, ray child, walks upside down, Ami look. t thniKS with scornful fruwa thou d not iauifh and criticise And doubt the judgment of hi. eyes. Vtlio knows, my child, hut I and you Are making progress wrong end-to? Chicago Tribune. THE HAND-OUT. "Madame, dls bread Is purty stale." "So Is your hard-luck yarn, my worthy tramp." Louisville Courier Journal. SACRIFICE TO ART. He "Well, how do you like being an understudy?" She "Not much; It's all work and no play." Illustrated Bits. OL'R OREATEST NEED. Knicker "What lsthe crying need now?" Bocker "An auto that knows its toaster's voice." Harper's Bazar. SANE. Shakespeare was asked If Hamlet was sane. "Certainly," he cried, "he only sees ghosts, not scareshlps." Herewith he established the test, New York Sun. OVERHEARD IN A HOTEL. First Drummer "I sell things that brace men ud." Second Drummer "Medicine or liquor line?" First Drummer "Neither. Rna. penders." From Judge. SPECIAL OFFERING. Clerk "Her Is something new in chafing dishes." Customer "What Is its special feature?" Clerk "It produces only night mares that are perfectly gentle." Judge. A ROSE TRUST. D. Broke, '12 "Send a dozen roses to this address." Salesman "Yes,' sir." D. B. "Will you trust me?" S. "Certainly." D. B. "Then make It two dozen." Lampoon. DANGER AHEAD. Hank Stubbs "They'll hev to build airships sotbey'll bo water tight or else I'm mistaken." Blge Miller "Why so?" Hank Stubbs "Waal, s'posen they run into some uv that liquid air?" Boston Herald. I SHOULD SAY SO! A love-smitten youth who was stu dying the approved methods of pro posal asked one of his bachelor friends If he thought that a young man should propose to a girl on his knees. "If he doesn't," replied his friend, "the girl should get off." Every body's Magazine. CAN'T FEAZE 'EM. The Assyrian was scratching soma hieroglyphics on a brick. "What are you writing?" asked his chum. "Hanged if I know!" responded the engraver; "but I expect some of those Assyrlologlsts of the twentieth century will translate it all right." Philadelphia Inquirer. WAITED OS HER. Miss Ascum "I hear that Miss Gabble called on you the other day. I don't suppose you got a chance to open your mouth.1' Miss Bright "Oh! yes, I had it open almost constantly." Miss Ascum "You did?" . Miss Bright "Yes, yawning, but she never took the hint." Philadel phia Press. HIS OPPORTUNITY. "I tell you what," said the sad looking man, "It's pretty hard for a man with a large family to live on a small Income." "Yes," eagerly agreed the stranger, "but it's a great deal harder for his family, if he dies on one. Now, my line is insurance; let me Interest you Eh? What's your hurry?" Cath olic Standard and Times. ALL THE DIFFERENCE. Among the patients in the private ward of a Philadelphia hospital there was recently a testy old millionaire of that city, whose case gve his phy sician considerable difficulty at first. "Well," BBked the crusty patient one morning, ''how do you' find me now, eh?" "You're getting on fine," respond ed the doctor, rulfblng his hands wits an air of satisfaction. "Your legs are still swollen, but that doesn't trouble me." "Of course It doesn't!" howled the old man. "And let me tell you this: If your legs were swollen it wouldn't trouble me, either!" Llrplncott'. MISS BATES' PRIZE. Prof. Kafhcrlno Lee Bates, of Wel losley College, has won tho prlzo of fered by a Chicago musical society for the best words to be sung In a madrigal. The contest whs open to both men and women and a great number of Bongs were submitted by writers of both sexei.- New York Sun. COURSE IN COOKING. Miss Winifred Glbbs. dietitian and cooking teacher on the staff of the Association for Improving tho Con dition of the Poor of New York City, gives a course at Teachers' College, Columbia University, on the practical application of domestic science in, ijoclal work. Henceforth work In the tenement houses will he included In the course of those studying domestic science. Arrangempnts have been completed between Teachers' College and the association by which the un dergraduates In the domestic science department will take turns in the tenement districts teaching the wo men how to cook and manage their households. New York Sun. ANNOYING MANNERISMS. If we would only learn to be quiet, absolutely quiet when we are sup posed to be quiet, without motion or sound, faces quiet, hand quiet, feet quiet; if everything that we do could be done as noUelessly as possible without an unnecessary sound or movement. The movement to re strain noises should begin at home rather than abroad; better Innumer able bells and whistles outside than slamming doors, creaking shoes, or shrill voices inside. We need the training given by constant attendance In a sick-room. What a relief it would be to tired nerves If a general reformation of this kind took place! I.ui.i'lii-on Difih. Scald one-half pint ot milk in double boiler, add one-third cup butter and when melted two cups of soft bread crumbs, free from crust, i Place the dish containing the mixture directly over the fire , and cook, stirring vigorously for five minutes. Then add ( one cup of walnut meats chopped fine, a teaspoonful of , onion Juice, one-fourth level teaspoon of celery salt, three beaten eggs and salt and pepper to taste. Turn Into a but tered dripping pan and shape into a roll. Bake for twenty i C13 j O, 0 d a. OS 2 u 1 1 n 3 Q-O minutes, basting often water. For a sauce, and add one level tablespoon ot finely minced onion and a sprig of parsley. When well browned add two level table. , spoons of flour and when this has browned add a cup of hot water gradually. Cook until thick and smooth and after tho roll has been removed to a hot platter add the sauce to the pan. Stir well and strain over the roll. If we could learn to listen to our selves as to others! Harper's Bazar, TRIP TO JAPAN. Dr. Marie Stopes, ot London, has returned from a scientific trip through the coal regions of Japan. "The main object of my mission to Japan was to search for botanical fossils," said Dr. Stopes. "For eight months I traveled from one Island to another hunting for fossils In the rich coal mines that abound in that country. "Fruitful though my search was from the scientific point, what Im pressed me most was the respect and kindness shown xwi by the people. I visited places where no European had ever set foot before, the unknown region of Yezo, and even the squalid villages of the superstitious, seml- clvillzed Ainus, and yet I was always treated with the utmoBt deference. ONE'S OWN WAY. At first thought, It would seem es Impracticable to get out of one's own way as to pull oneself up by one's boot straps. Yet It Is always more or less practicable, and always makes for success. The woman who learns to look at life impersonally, for ex ample, is the one who sees life straight and J walks most safely through It. The woman who ctn put away prejudice or pique is the wo man who wins her woy socially and personally. The woman who loves others betier than herself the most useful and most Is traditionally and eternally blessed of women. It Is Goethe's old dictum over again. "Renounce!" In that lies the way to larger possession. The moment that a personal desire Is re nounced, Its place Is open for larger energy and hopes. When half-gods go, the gods arrive," said wlseEmer son. Self is to many the deml-god of life, conditioning all steps, loom ing up in all paths, and generally ob structive. Even self-sacrifice needs watching at times, when it does not regard the real good of others, but only Its own Impulse. Some mothers, by such selfish unselfishness, net into their own way as far as training their children Is concerned. In fact, the ways by which self can thwart prog ress are legion, and have to be dealt with by each Individual separately. But once recognized under the Fro-J IVMU UlcfiUleVS, WUW uivjij nuu peatedly shown the door, what an access of power and of content comes Into life only those who have tried it know. Harper's Bazar. LIFE ON THE FARM. The farmers hope to make this tho best year of their lives, and will do all that lies In their power to make the harvest a bountiful one. We in tend to simplify our duties, doing the work by the latest Improved methods, so that life on the dear old farm may be a pleasure, instead of a bur den. We read much about the "sim ple life" and "the higher life." We Intend to plan each day so that a portion may be spent in contempla tion and reflection In that simple and better life, that we all may live. Much as we love the farm and coun try, we know that we cannot remain here always, but must Journey to the great beyond. It behooves us to give some thought as to the manner In which we Journey. Life on the farm Is good and pleas ant, where we are awakened each morning by the birds, warbling forth songs of chear to humanity, where the breeze Is laden with the fragrance of the sweet flowers, and where we may find time, In our independent life, to wander idly, sometimes, through woods and pasture, drinking In nature's sweetness and thinking our own thoughts, far from the city's noise and din. Let ,tbe young folks of the farm think twice before leaving the old farm, for the rest, pleasure and Im provements they think they wfll fltSd In the city. All the enjoyments ot life may be found on the farm life. If we will only condense our energies and simplify our tasks, so, that some time each day may be given to rest and meditation. Let our libraries be as comprehen sive as our means can afford, so that with a little butter melted in hot melt two level tablespoons of butter we may not need to leave the farm (where the mall is delivered each day) for any good literature. ' Yes, life is pleasant on the good old farm, close to the heart of Dame Nature. Effle Reed Polk, in the In diana Farmer. , rK'MFWFVT V O V, M ' k 4 Foulards are very popular. The lingerie waist is prettier than ever. The hat rarely matches the costume Just now. Rows of tiny buttons rival rows ot large ones. Military brushes now come with' pigskin backs. Cut crystal hatpins In various shapes are used. Buttoned shoes are more popular than laced ones. Many of the new petticoats coma with the Jersey tops. ' The newest corset covers and che mises are cut very low. Stylish riding boots for women come in white buckskin. Amethyst, violet, lilac and helio trope shades are fashionable. The new coat collars are large, round affairs of Irish or Cluny lace. Raffia handbags are to be found la almost every color and every Bhape. Hats of pale blue, pink and red straw are popular for the little ones. In many of the new cottons are found Persian colorings and designs., Classic ideas are followed as much,' as possible in the arrangement of tho coiffure. ' i Traveling skirts are cut so that they escape the ground, by a scant three inches. . The pointed waist Hue is a novelty,,. after the straight cross effects of the empire cut. 4 ( Flowers are more natural-looking. . No more pink lilacs, black cowslips and blue roses. ' Among the materials used for bath ing suits are mohair, Cue sergt, Uf tela and silk serge.