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Brother Dickey' * Seiitlracnta.
I don't know ' ' '
nothin' 'bout runnln' do
world. DC fact Is de toughest Job I
ever undertook Is tryin' ter run my
self.
self.Lots
Lots cr us kin git over trouble ; but
fle hardest task In de world Is ter meet
prosperity en keep our balance.
If dar wuz a elevator ter heaven ,
some or us would hold back , fer fear de
ropes would break half way on de Jour
ney.
ney.Though
Though de world Is full er trouble ,
we fergit till about It w'en Joy comes
'long en gives us a half holiday.
Sonic er us want golden harps w'en
gits ter heaven ; en yit we'll all be
dl enough ter des creep In en rest.
J.tVanta Constitution.
iiv
Professional Secrecy.
The question of a medical man's ?
obligation of secrecy has again arisen
In the striking case at the Gironde as
sizes. In 1SGS two Janzac doctors
called to attend a sick person , suspect
ed it to be a case of criminal poison-
Ing. They believed that they knew the
guilty person , but hesitated to de
nounce him. They consulted their con
freres , who said : "A crime discovered
by us In the exercise of our "art be
comes a prfesslonal secret. " This the
ory , however , is not universally held.
Le Petit Parisian.
AWFUL PSORIASIS 35 YEARS.
SFerrible Scaly Humor in Patches AH
Over the Body Skin Cracked and
Bleeding Cured by Cuticura.
"I was afflicted with psoriasis for
thirty-five years. It was in patches all
vover my body. I used three cakes of
Cuticura Soap , six boxes of Ointment ,
and two bottles of Resolvent In thirty
days I "was completely cured , and I
think permanently , as it was about five
years ago. The psoriasis first made its
appearance in red spots , generally
forming a circle , leaving In the center
a spot about the size of a silver dollar
lar of sound flesh. In a short time the
affected circle would form a heavy dry
scale of white silvery appearance and
would gradually drop off. To remove
the entire scales by bathing or using
oil to soften them the flesh would be
raw , and a light discharge
substance would ooze out
Tliat scaly crust would form again in
twenty-four hours. It was worse on
my arms and limbs , although it was
in spots all over my body , also on ray
scalp. If I let the scales remain too
long without removing by bath or oth
erwise , the skin would crack and bleed.
I suffered intense itching , worse at
nights after getting warm in bed , or
blood warm by exercise , when it would
be almost unbearable. W. M. Chldes-
ter , Hutchinson , Kan. , April 20 , 1005. "
Lost Straw.
With a wild leap the horse on the tread
mill broke its halter and jumped from the
machine.
"It's bad enough , " exclaimed the excited -
cited animal , "to cliinb a hiil all day long'
and never reach the top , but when a peen
old plow horse comes along and gives me
the laugh , and asks me how I like it as
far as I've got , it's just a little more than
I can stand ! "
The University of Notre Dame , it ap
pears , has some features that cannot be
duplicated in any other school. It is one
of the old , well-established colleges ,
with settled traditions reaching bsck
sixty-four years , with a distinguished
staff of professors and excellent library
and laboratory equipment. Its disci
pline Is of the paternal kind strong
without being oppressive ; and as it j
embraces In its scope the grammar
'
. . school , high school , and college work ,
Ktlts appeal is as broad as It is potent.
.Perhaps the most remarkable feature
< of the famous Indiana University , how-
\\.i \ \ { ever , is the fact that It has arrived at
/Its present marvelous development absolutely -
* lutely without endowment An announcement -
p nouncement of the courses provided at
Notre Dame appears on another pape
Snake Charm * Feline.
A day or two ago as H. F. Buxton
drove into his yard , he noticed that his
old pet cat was crouched down very
still In the yard , Intently peering
through a picket fence. Finally he
went over to see what the trouble was ,
and there he found that a big flat-head
ed adder was either "charmed" by or
-was "charming" the cat just which
Njld not be decided.
* th a carriage whip Mr. Buxton
.the reptile. He found that he
Wd over two and one-half feet
h uncommonly long for adder ?
vicinity. Brooklyn Eagle.
: r Dealer for Allen's Foot-Ease
to shake Into jour shoes. It rests
Cures Corns , Bunions , Swollen ,
< > t. Callous. Aching- , Sweating feet
growing Nails. Allen's Foot-Ease
new or tlsbt shoes cosy. Sold bj all
Ists and Shoe Stores. 25c. Sample
FREE. Address Allen 8. Olmsted
y , N. Y.
Proposal * Will Folloxr.
ft should really like to receive an offer
arriage. "
ell , there's a way. "
What ! For an old , poor , infirm , ngly
famn like me ? "
Certainly. Step out and kill MM *
1 Pittsburg Po ? ' j
l
A good season * to raise hay often
eans a poor season to make It
Fine emery and oil 'will make # . good
paste with -which to brighten tools.
The grass crop that the corn grower
does not care to see prosper Is te ] fox
tail grass.
The head may be said to be 1 good
working order when It can be iseo. to
save the hands. These agents should
be in close co-operation.
A man might as well attempt to
drink the Pacific ocean dry as to at
tempt to whip fright out of a horse.
When a horse is frightened It ulll re
quire different tactics.
The man who never reads Is Incapable
of doing much thinking , and he pits hia
muscle against the other man's business
qualification brought about by thinking ,
and thus.works on the short end of the
doubletree.
A boy can make no greater mistake ,
from the standpoint of his own welfare ,
than to choose a rich man for his
father. Nothing generates snap like
poverty. "When it is "root hog or die"
one generally finds some well directed
.rooting.
Horseradish is a difficult plant to
eradicate , but If plowed out when in
.full leaf and the plant Is prevented
jfrom making new roots during the
( summer , it will go a long ways to-
iward discouraging it If disturbed
during the dormant season only , It will
not have much effect on It
The fairest boss a hired man can
have is the one who works along with
Ihls man , for he has an idea what work
tls and how much ought to be performed
[ in a given time. No one who does not
i work can be in sympathy with labor.
KThe hired man is today better paid
jthan any other laborer of like char
acter.
Nothing saves time better in bush
ffruit growing than planting wide
, enough apart to cultivate with a har-
jrow and team instead of a cultivator.
( When the land is cultivated , less than
[ half the time Is taken than by the
usual method. This encourages -more
frequent tillage and consequent In
crease of crops.
Toads should rank next to birds as
insect destroyers In the orchard and
.garden. The toad is not as handsome
as a bird , but has a large omnivorous
appetite ; feeds under the leaves where
the birds cannot go , has neither a bite
; nor a sting for anyone , and Is one of
ithe best friends the gardener has. Ev
erything possible should be done to en
courage their increase.
If one peach is two inches in diam
eter and another Is three inches , how
-much larger Is the latter than the
former ? Just half as big again ? Oh ,
no ! That would be a bad guess. It
Is three and three-eighths times as
large. Don't you believe It ? Let your
boy ask the school teacher , and If the
teacher doesn't know , ask anyone that
is "way up on mathematics. "
It Is bettor for a peach tree to bear
three bushels of large peaches than
three bushels of small peaches. Why ?
IBecause the large peach is mostly Juice
. wnter but tha small peach is mostly
pit dry matter. It is very hard on a
tree to mature a big crop of pits , but
not so hard to produce a big crop of
fruit Thin the peaches severely and
the tree will live longer , other things
being equal.
i
In the efforts to make potato spray
ing popular among the farmers of the
state , the New York Experiment Sta-
ition at Geneva has been carrying on
co-operative tests with farmers in all
parts of the state. As a result of the
spraying carried on by forty-one farm
ers on a total of 3GO acres , the average
'gain due to spraying was fifty-eight
bushels per acre , at a cost of about $5
! per acre , giving a net profit of about
$22 per acre , after paying the expense
of spraying. As a result of this good
work it is asserted that the practice
'of spraying is on the Increase in New
York.
* _ j _
Ho\v * o Got Alfalfa Started.
Early attempts with alfalfa are like
ly to pr ve a failure unless the peculiar
requirements of the young plants are
thoroughly understood and the many
pitfalls guarded against It Is best to
start with a small patch an acre or
less and to make from four to eight
subdivisions and give each a different
treatment as regards fertilizer , lime ,
method of seeding , etc. In this way
the'experience which would otherwise
require a" number of seasons to procure
can be obtained at the end of the first
year.
Apple Tree * .
Apples are propagated either by root
grafting or by budding on seeding
stocks. If the former is employed ,
scions of the varieties chosen are united
to 1-yfcar-old roots by the whip , or
tongue'-graftlng method. Sometimes
chort scions and long roots ate used ,
In which case the result is called a
whole root graft , and sometimes fong
scions and short pieces of roots are
used , when the result is known as a
piece root graft. Root grafting Is done
at any time during winter or early
spring. If budding Is resorted to , the
seedling stocks are lined out In spring
and budded close to the ground In sum
mer by the T-budding , or shield-bud
method.
Chinese Goose Good Layer.
Often difficulty is experienced In get
ting the old farmyard geese to lay ear
ly In the season , but that may be sur
mounted If the Chinese variety be more
expensively kept The Chinese goose
is a most prolific Ihyer , and the flesh
makes excellent eating. So long as the
huge fat geese are not in demand , the
smaller and more profitable Chinese
may be taken up with advantage. Perhaps -
haps the best crossbred goose for gen
eral early marketing purposes is that
produced from mating a Chinese gander
with a Toulouse goose , but if a larger
supply of eggs is required , the mating
should be reversed. In either case tha
youngsters are extremely hardy , grow
ing and feathering more quickly than
any other breed or cross. They should
attain a weight of eight or nine pounds
by tbe end of the summer with very lit
tle hand feeding.
Angroras Growing : In Favor
The value of grade Angora
says American Sheep Breeder , depends
chiefly on how well they are bred. Low
grude Angoras with only two or three
crosses of Angora blood should be
worth in Oklahoma $2.50 or $2.75 a
head. A better grade of Angoras , say
three-quarter blood , probably would
cost $3.50 a head. Mohair is worth
this year from 25 to 40 cents a pound ,
depending upon the length , fineness
and condition of the hair. There is
no doubt , Mr. Blair , about the future
of the Angora business. The Angora
is already a national institution In this
couutry and is here to stay , and we are
pleased to say to you that Angoras are
growing steadily in favor each year.
On new , wild , brushy land they are
simply invaluable and a hundred of
them are worth more to clear up a ne\\ '
farm than the best two woodsmen that
ever wielded an axe , because they clean
it up thoroughly , leaving no live roots
or sprouts behind them.
Strawberry Planting : .
If you do not have a strawberry bea
In your garden and want one , August
Is a good time to start it , provided you
plant pot-grown plants.
These pot-grown plants are runners
which were rooted In pots early in the
season.
You could not use at this season
plants which had not been pot-grown
because the pots would be so badly
damaged In the transplanting that they
could not furnish the plant with the
amount of water which It would de
mand. That kini of plant , known as
"layer plants" may be set out In September
tember- but they would not give you
any fruit next spring under ordinary
cultivation , while pot-grown plants set
out in August will bear next spring.
In a bed 10x20 feet , one may grow
100 plants. If the soil Is a heavy clay
thoroughly work Into It a dressing sev
eral Inches In thickness , of coal ashes ,
and half a ton of manure , before set
ting the plants. As soon as the ground
freezes , spread another half ton of ma
nure over the bed as a mulch.
The following spring , as soon as the
first leaves show above the mulch , pull
the manure away from the crowns of
the plants , and. work It Into the soil.
Such a bed will bear more strawber
ries than a family of three can eaf
fresh.
Insect Pests.
The poultry house absolutely free 01
lice and mites is the happy exception
and not the general rule. One must be
ever vigilant and constantly aggressive
In the warfare against these pests Ln
order to even keep them In subjection ,
says Mattle Webster in Poultry Topics.
When a breeder tells me that not a
louse or mite can. be found in his or
her poultry domain. I cannot help think
ing that a thorough 'investigation of the
houses would discover some of these
torments hidden away under perches erIn
In some dark corner. Why this doubt
of my brother or sister breeder's asser
tion , do you ask ? Well , the time was
when I made like assertions , and
thought truthfully , but I had a rude
awakening from my dream of louseless
and miteless houses and fowls. Just as
soon as I became aware of the presence
3f lie * a general cleaning was the or-
ier of the daj * , but never since have I
leclared as systematically as in thi
times before I discovered the unwel
come residents that there were neither
Ice nor mites in my poultry house.
Whether you know that there are lice
I
> r mites present or not , it will do na c
larm to treat the houses as if you were
nire the unwelcome insects were there. ,
Spray the perches often with kerosene
I
ind crude carbolic add mixed , or with
some one of the good lice killers on the ,
uarket and occasionally dust -the fowls
veil with a good Insect powder.
San Francisco , Cal. , . is to have a build
ing trades temple.
The Knights o Labor at Boston have
decided on political activity.
The cutlery forgers of Southbridjrc ,
Mass. , formed a union recently.
Garment workers , the majority Italj
ians , are on strike at Utica , N. Y.
The tinners of Nashville. Tenn. , are
on strike to enforce the eight-hour day.
New Orleans , La. , union plumbers have
heen on strike since the first of the year.
The plumbers and carpenters of Port
land , Me. , have obtained the eight-hour
daj- .
Slate workers in Maine have obtained
a nine-hour day and a 10 per centMncrease
in wages.
The suburban railway employes of
Cleveland have obtained an increase of 1
cent an hour.
The lathers of Cleveland have raised
their initiation fee to $25 and the dues
are $1.50 per month.
The United Cloth Hat and Cap Makers
declared for international socialism at
their recent convention.
Bridge and structural iron workers
have formed new unions in Hamilton ,
Ont. , and Vancouver , B. C.
Fur workers are now agitating a de
mand for their label and planning a cam
paign for the coming season.
i An effort will be made by the Brother
hood of Bookbinders to organize that trade
more thoroughly in the Southern States.
' Union teamsters have introduced an or
dinance in Jersey City , N. J. , preventing
the employment of boys under IS years of
age as teamsters.
In 1025 a strike took place among the
tea pickers of the central Chinese prov
ince for higher pay. They were hanged
by men in charge of the trust.
A victory for organized labor took place
in the recent election in San Jose , Cal. ,
resulting in the election of two out of
three councilmen and the city clerk.
In the four years of its existence the
Chicago Milk Wagon Drivers' Union has
increased wages of its members more than
25 per cent , while it has cut the hours of ,
labor in two.
A year ago the average quarterly earn
ings of organized wage workers in New
York State were only $187 as compared
with $212 , the average earnings for the
first quarter of this year.
The Union Spenders' League is the.
name of a new organization that has been
formed in New Jersey. It is composed
of the women relatives and friends of
union men , those who spend all the
money , or nearly all.
The advancement of wages in the tex
tile centers is becoming general , and the
employes in every city are benefiting. Al
ready wage increases benefiting more than
200.000 textile workers have been granted
in New England centers.
It is the intention of the Boot and
Shoe Workers' International Union of
interesting women in buying union-made
articles. It is said that there are now
380 factories in the country using the
union stamp in the manufacture of men's
and boys' shoes , but that women's shoes
with the union stamp on them are scarce.
Union window washers at Chicago , 111. ,
have served an ultimatum on the Office
Building Managers' Association , declaring
that they will not work unless the wages
are increased $2.50 a month. They have
tried by conferences to obtain an adjust
ment of the new wage agreement , but
the owners have refused to make conces
sions or a settlement.
James O'&mnell , president of the In
ternational Association of Machinists and
third vice president of the American Fed
eration of Labor , has issued a circular
to the employers explaining the Interna
tional Association's reasons for agitating
for an eight-hour work day at the present
time. The machinists have voted in favor
of making a general demand for a shorter
work day , but the date for its introduc
tion has not yet been fixed.
Chicago union horseshoers have signed
an agreement with the master horseshoers
which gives the men a Saturday half hol
iday during four months In summer with
out a reduction in wages. The scale re
mains the same as last year , $3.25 , $3.50
and $3.75 a day for the three branches
of work in the craft. The working day
is nine hours with five hours on Satur
day during June , July , August and Sep
tember and eight hours on all other Satur-
3Aye in the year.
Labor officials announce that work on
the four-story labor temple in Cleveland ,
Ohio , will be begun within a year. The
appointments will -be modern and thor-
JUgh. Bowling alleys , shower baths , smok
ing and lounging rooms will b located in
tie basement. On the first and sec < * nd
Boors will be the headquarters of the
iifferent unions , while lodge rooms will be
> n the third floor. An auditorium suita-
ale for entertainments will 'be on the
fourth floor. The building will cost $75-
K)0.
Labor officials announce that work on
! : he four-story labor temple in Cleveland ,
Dhio , will be begun within a year. The
ippointments will be modern and thor-
) ugh. Bowling alleys , shower baths ,
smoking and lounging rooms will be lo
cated in the basement. On the first and
second floors will be the headquarters of
: he different unions , while lodge rooms
vill be on the third floor. An auditorium
suitable for entertainments will be on
: he fourth floor. The building will cost
575,000.
Odds and Ends *
Plays were suppressed by the Pur-
tans in 1G33.
"The School for Scandal" was first
iroduced at the Drury Lane Theater
n April 8 , 1777.
Honduras has large tracts of pine
ands , which will ere long lead to the
milding of railroads.
'Tb * cost of the British expedition
Ute Thibet was $4,003,750 , all of which
ndia v/Ill have to bear.
3Vo One "Wanted Box
In no other western European coun
try Is superstition so prevalent as lit
Austria-Hungary , according to the Pall
Mall Gazette. Quite recently the cham
berlain's office changed the number of
box 13 In the Imperial opera house and
the Imperial Court theater to 12A be
cause the public objected to sitting In
a box bearing this unlucky number.
None of the rich subscribers who takes
a box for the year wanted No. 13 , and
for single performances it was Just as
hard to dispose of.
The superstition reached its height In
medicine. Speaking of the health exhi
bition , Dr. lieinrich Grun declared that
In many instances superstition , axd es
pecially local superstition , was x ab
solute menace to public health.
In the Austrian hospitals one finds
no block or pavilion 13 , no ward 13 , no
staircase 13. Very few patients will
consent to be operated on the 13th
day of the month , and in this respect
Friday , too. is considered Just as un
lucky. At Carlsbad , Marienbad , Gastein
and other famous Austrian cure resorts
nobody wants to begin his cure on a
Friday.
His Knowledge of AVceds.
At a suburban residence near Phila
delphia there recently > * peared an un
kempt-looking individual who asked for
employment. It clfanced that his ap
plication was made to the lady of the
house herself , who was superintending
the transplanting of plants in tbe gar
den.
"Are you a gardener ? " asked the
lady.
"Ain't had much experience at gar-
denin' , " was the reply.
"Can you plant these bushes ? "
"I'd hate to risk spoilin' 'em ,
mum. "
"Then what can you do ? "
"Well , mum , " responded the un
kempt-looking individual , "if you waste
to hand me one of your husband's ci
gars I might sit in the greenhouse an'
smoke out them insects that's eatin'
the leaves of them rose-bushes. " Har
per's Weekly.
Bin. WlnoIoWft Boomro Bnvr for CMJ < ! ra
teething ; ofwa tha gaaa , TMVOM iaflninnation , nl
lays pain , OUTM wind oolto. oanta a bottla.
Conscientious.
"Mrs. True is awfully conscientious
Isn't she ? "
"What makes you think so ? "
"I just heard her say she wasn't goIng -
Ing to take a summer trio until she
had paid her dressmaker's bill. " De
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Nervous exhaustion invites disease.
This statement is the positive truth-
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