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The Diamond Drill. M. H. MOIUARTY, Iubl!hor. CRYSTAL FALLS, ; MICHIGAN. HEREAFTER. Pay by day and year by year We are growing old, my dear. Drifting toward the shorties sea Hounded by eternity. In the far-off by and by When tho dawn shall f lid the sky Yet our eyta shall still beholl Jlldnlght miracles of fold. When the city of. tho-uoad And the dark, clay-curtained bed Hold our dust. In noma Klad way X shall know you tii to-day. I shall pee your smile and hear Word like honey to my ear. I ahull know your heart Is filled With the Joy that mine has thrilled. We have woven all our years. In a wreath of smiles and tears. And the heaven were a hell Where but one of us might dwell. Hotter that our souls should sleep With our dust where roots shall creep And within the rose combine Color from your heart and mine. Nixon Waterman, In A. W. Dullctln. A GIRL WOltTII HAYING. ii v ai'xt 1 1 on:. ii v vyOUU father Is bet- rr ',, ., f ter now, Miss Alar V W it & A I ... V V eia, ana im going T ""A to let you Kit with l?-', !sSJ9 no that vour moth- er can rett. jiui be careful that you don't let him talk ti: -"Ij- too much, won't VtC:rAv4''v; "Yes, doctor. Hut V S v- S do you think iu pa jijjjj will ever bo well grain, just ns well as he used tole?" "It will be a long time before he will be, und he may never be, but I hope he jnny be quite strong, and able to gef much enjoyment out of life, even If ho xnust upend the rest of his days na a cripple." Marcia winced u little at that word, nnd the tear filled her eyes, but she bravely forced them back. She did not intend that the doctor should see her crying; bIic was afraid he would think she was not womanly enough to help tuke care of her father. "It will be hard for him to be a crlp rJe, and hard for us to see him helpless, but it Is bo much better than for us not to have him nt all, that l can't feel any other way than thankful alout it." Kven as Mnrcta spoke, her voice trem bled with suppressed feeling, but her lips Mnilcd as pleasantly as usual, and that was very plca&ant. "Papa," she wild, cheerily, a minute later, "I've beaten them nil; they just had to let me take care of you. They couldn't hatch up another excuse to pre vent it. That's what comes of persist ence. The doctor Raid you mustn't talk. but he didn't say 1 mustn't; neither did he forbid my kissing you, just once There!" "She'll do," said the doctor to himself, s he started olT. He had been playing eavesdropper, to llnd out if it were real lv safe to leave a 10-year-old rirl in charge of his very sick patient. Marcia had only Been her father onw before, id nee he had fallen from the high build ing on which he was helping to build a chimney, and she had been hastily sum moned from Fchool, because t be thought he was dying. The old doctor had feared that she would "make a i-cene," when Rhe did pee him. Hut the wife was tired, the sick man would have no strange nurse, and he had been call ing for Marcia, so it had been thought best to try her. "If that bright-eyed girl had only been a boy, there would be a little brighter outlook for poor Morris," mused the doctor, as he rode towards the next patient's house, "for then there would be a prospect of help nt some future time; but now it certainly looks very dark for him." It surely did look dark, and the sick man, in spitu of the related injunction not to worry, could not help wondering over and over again what wan to become of them all, and how they were to keep out of the poorhou.se. A workingmun, with a family to feed and clothe and edu cate, and who has only his own hands to deiend on, can generally manage to lay ip but little for the proverbial "rainy day." Hut when the rainy day has not only put In its appearance, but has ren dered the head of the house forever unfit for labor, the outlook' is far from pleas ant. The Morris family were fortu nate in having their little home all paid for, and enough money to help them through the first weeks of their great trouble; but, in the eyes of their neigh bors, they were unfortunate in having tin boys in the family. "If Marcia had only been n boy, and could go to work!" bad been said in her presence over and over again, when sympathetic friends had dropped in with well-meant advice and suggestions na to the best way for the troubled family to earn their dally bread. V,. rnn't T v..-l.- IN lv.t demanded Marcia. "Why, you can, of course," was the answer, "but what will It amount to? (llrls get so little for their work; but with a boy it is different. A biy of 10 Jk capable of earning ery good wages "Neer mind, girls," Marcia would sav, tinning to her three younger sis ters, "we won't cry because we're girls till we're very sure that girls are no vood, will we? I believe we can help papa and mamma Just as much as if w w ere boys.' "So do I," answered each one of the sister", who alw ays believed everything MnrcU did ' Hut let us go back to the sick room mid see how Mnrci.i Is getting along in her new rale of nurse. A I aid before, papa, you mustn't talk, but there is no reason why you shouldn't-listen. At least the doctor didn't say vou ' shouldn't. I've been thinking of somt'thing for two or three days, und now my mind Is made up to try It. if you are w illing. That is one reason why I was so determined to take care of you all by myself. I haven t said a word about it to mamma yet, for the is so perfectly distracted that she can't think of anything else but Juat you. Hut I'm more heartless thank for tune! I speculated on what you were thinking nbout, and was sure it was money. You've been worrying about bow we were going to live, haven't you? Wink your eyes fast, this way, if I've guessed right. There, I knew it ell the time. Are you tired? Just shake yevr head, but don't speak. Oh, papa, don't laugh! don't, for anything! for that will excite you, and then I'll get scolded, and they won't let me see you again!" "You're most too careful," said the sick man. "I have been allowed to talk a little all along, and I guess it won't hurt me to say yes nnd no now." "Oh, won't it?" I'm awfully glad, for it was almost too much for my gravity to sec you lying there, blinking like a sleepy owl. Hut I know you mustn't talk much, or the doctor wouldn't luive laid such fearful commands "on me. Well, what I wanted to say is this: I believe I've thought of something I can do to help support th- family. I'm go ing to be traveling salesman for a gro cery fitore." Mr. Morris looked at his daughter in amazement nnd opened his mouth to echo her last remarkable statement, but a plump band instantly covered it and a merry laugh sounded in his ear. "Oh, papa, don't speak, please don't! I suspect I have spoiled everything by giggling cut In that wny, but you did look so funny! Actually, papa, you did look too horrified for anything. Do you ru noose anvone heard me laughing? I hor! not, for I haven't got half through with you yet. Now be patient, and I'll explain. I was thinking how easily Mr. Ilailev made it living. You know he is traveling salesman for a grocery store; and I came pretty near wishing that I was a boy ho that I could 'go and do likewise, (iuess I should have wished it, if I hadn't been taken with the Idea that I could do it nnywny: so I called cn Mr. Allen nt once your look of hor ror grows more intense, but don't you dare utter a syllable and laid the plan liefore him with many mhgivings, much trembling, and n few tears on my stub by eyelashes. Honestly, pajm, I was pretty nearly frightened to death; but Mr. Allen says he will give me ten per cent, commission on all the groceries I can sell, and I am to deliver everything but Hour and heavy things of that sort. I thought if I could make Dobbin use ful, then wo shouldn't be obliged to sell him, and you will need him when you are able to ride out. J here, s great many people in this city, and it seems as if I could persuade a few of them to buy their groceries of me. doesn't it? What do you think of the plan? Are you willing I should try? Mr. Morris nodded assent. There was no need this time for his daughter to w arn him not to speak, for he couldn't have said a word hod he tried. "All right, papa," answered Marcia, "I'll begin to-morrow, and oh, how I do hope I shall succeed! I might go out as a child-nurse or housework girl, but I couldn't earn much, and I don't want to go away from home. I w ant to tarn just is much money us a loy would, nnd stay at home, too. Ami, you see, u t can work up in this, (lertic can help me after awhile." Mamnvicame in just then, and was in formed that papa was much hotter, for 7, V YOU AUK MOST TOO CAKEFUL. he had been receding treatment from an excellent mind-cure physician, w liose K'rviei he wouldn t exchange for a dozen Mr. Wilsons. Marcia went nt her new work ener getically, just as she did everything else. She. found many disagreeable things alxut It, and met many impolito people, and experienced not a few di- couragements, but she would not, givo un. and she finally succeeded In earn ing a very gool living for her family. P.very foreman Is hpent In taking or ders for groceries; every afternoon in delivering them. She is prompt, busi ncsslike nnd pleasant, and is welcomed In many homes where a man would not be tolerated. As fast as she got regular customers whose patronage she was sure of, he put them on her list to bo vi'ited on crtaln days of the week. and gradually (iertie was brought to be of use In taking their orders, w hile in r-i:i. went into new ouarters to "drum up new trade," ns she delighted in ..'ailing it. Mr. Morris is not able tr work, nnd never will lo again, but their pretty little home has not been mortgaged. ns the neighbors said it would have to be; the horse and buggy have not been sold the family is not In debt, nor do they depend on their neighbors fur help, rml evcrvnne s obliged to confess that tbfy get nlong fpiite as well as they lou'id have done had Marcia been a boy. Minneapolis Spectator. While the men of Wichita county, Kan., are talking reform the women ate , marketing 500 dozen eggs ji week. a !( i:.-Tm NATURAL SELECTION. II Preferred to Mart Out on m Till Trln. The old colored man, who stepped cautiously into the depot, appeared to be dressed for un important occasion. His long broadcloth coat was rather rusty, and hi silk hat did not si-cm toed to being brushed the right way. He stood just inside the door, ami. henu ingover, w ith his umbrella behind him, iH-ered cautiously around through the . -. . . , . . : i spectacles w hich lie hail ncen pouMiuiK with trreat care. His manner seemed so diffident that one of the men employed in the place was moved to come to his assistance. Anything we can do fur you? he inquired. Vessuh, I reckon iar is. was iur .. 1 . -.1 . .. .1.. l-..n,u answer. is on ue pjaic v hum tic . stahts away f'um to whah's dey's gwine at?" You mean, is tins the place where tne trains go out? "Vassuh," was the answer, with n grateful smile. Yes, this is it. Where are you oouna for?" No place in particklar. 1 jes wants ter travel." Hut you must have some destina tion?" "I didn't know 'bout dat. Hut mcbln de ol' lady was posted an packed it up foh me. Duh's er pow'ful sight o col vittles an tlxiu's in dat kyahpetbag. ' "Hut where do you w ish to go?' "Jes' travelin I ain't nebler been away r um nome. ne uum- money saved up an ue iu.muu 't" dat 1 orter celebrate my birfday by takin er 'scursion an' seein de sights er dis grvvnt country. I sgot twenty-ion dollars an eight cents. How much is half er dat?" "Twelve dollars nnd four cents." "I reckoned I'd git on de kyahs an' travil dat much worf one way an den git tie conductor ter staht me back foh d balance o' de money." Haven't you any idea about the train you w ant to take?" "When do one go . "There's a !:::( train." "An' ef 1 doan git dat I reckons I'll haftcr wait tell teriaorrer." No. There are lots of trains; the 10:H train, the ll:., the 11 tne 12:15, the 1:03" Hem all soun's good. Hut, honey. and he leaned oerconfidentially,"dah's one t'ing I'd like ter ax yer." What is it?" Yoh see, dishere's a kin' er frolic foh me, an', while yo wus nnmm em over, 11 jes nappeneu icr siiiixr on. Yoh isn't got er 7:11 train, is yer? Washington Star. "CLOUD GOWNS." ItnltlfH, Itllilmiift mi I.nees Have (Iteti Tlirm That Xnm. The new gowns for early spring are called cloud gowns. This word "cloud" Is a general term, and applies quite as well to the new goods, laces, rihlsms. parasols, gloves, veils and even hand kerchiefs, as to frocks. For some tune past the lighter materials for wear, as far im it was ltossible. have been in tho thine, Dresden, Mikado, Punjab, Man darin, pluinetis, cheeked, hair-lined. plaided and ilotted designs. This was u relief from the plain colors, and also from the conventional effects. The splash, dash, shadow, beam, glint. dazle and delicacy of the chine and lu-oden silks have made them almost the most attractive materials ever put upon the market, bast year it seemed as though they could not be improved upon, but this year the designs have yrown even more delicate nnd dainty. They are masses of color, streaks of hues, and just the faintest intimations of lines, llovvers, leaves and moons, in fact they have developed into clouded designs entirel". The organdies, dimities, batUtes, In dia and ( hina silks, taffetas, French inghams, Swiss mulls, satincttcs and crejM cloths are now hcing manuiae- tu red In the most fascinating patterns. Changeable silks will he very popular. ns poplins, watered silks and brocaded Mils. In one new line of fancy surahs, the patterns appliipieil or woven in are the wings of different birds. TJw-se wings and feathers, plumes ami heads, which have been ornamenting the spring and winter hats, are beautifully copied and nre embroidered or woven into the Mlk surfaces with such skill as to almost tquul in color and shape the originals. N, Y. Mail and Fxprcss. (prluK AN rip. Tho spring Jacket has not evolved It self Into any fl.vd special shape, for there are w raps and w raps this season very short, medium, three-quarters, it ml reaching the skirt hem in redingote form and they are made for every pos sible occasion, from a walk in a drench ing 1 1 n storm to a walk up the church aisle at a grand wedding; of all ma terials, from Tge and Harris home spun to a white satin velvet or cloth lndcro lined with satin brocade. There are also very elegant dress jackets made of the palest shades of ladies' cloth or light-weight Melton, lined w ith satin of a m.itching or delicately-con trasting tint, ami trimmed cither with elaborate appliques in cut work or w ith simple silk stitching and expensive but ton'. These Imported jackets cost quite ns mucii as nn eiaoorateiv-oeconiieu. velvet garment of the best quality. The exhibit also contains oddly-fashioned Iiiissian coats, KnglUh walking styles, in severest tailor trim, ami French crea tions displaying many coquetries. The varied spring shapes shov collars, both hi'h and low, and are both single and double-breasted. Conspicuous anwwg the new garments olTetv.l are Polish coats of vlv'd red tailor riot u, showily braided in black. X. Y. Po-t. Tin I'olUn Dot ):nlu. Hed foulards led dimities and red law n arc lib.-rally sprinkled thiouuh the Hock of summer materials, ami the large w hite poll a dot o:i blue ground i ne of the newest pattern. Chicago Tritupc. STORY OF "FIRST CLSPHmNTS. i;rllrnee to Show That Jen tictte Win Mot the r.tirlteat in ,u:.orlea. The Africa n elephant. Jennet to, w h ic h died recently at Peru, ImU while un doubtedly "one of the linst" elephant to be ltniorted to this country, was not "the" first to reach these chores. Ac cording to reliable accounts, Jeanette did not reuch New York until 1S24. There Is indisputable evidence to show another elephant arrived, from Hen gal nearly 20 years earlier, and that tstill another was brought here as early as 1801. The first elephant to reach this country arrived in New York in lTOflon Ixjard the ship America, of which Capt, Jacob Crowiniishicld. uf Salem. Maes., was master. This animal was sold ujsju its arrival in New York for $10,000. and was extensively exhibited throughout the east. The Hoston Gazette adver tised Its second npinMranee in that city o i Christinas day, 17'J7. It w as a female, and then about three years old. Another elephant arrived hero In ISO! and was extensively exhibited during the next dozen, years. This animal was also a female, and was known as "Old Het." Sho was maliciously killed In Khodo Island in 1S1G. There w as a cur tent reiort that tho animal's hide was bullet proof, and to tost the truth of t his statement a boy w as instigated to con ceal himself beside the road along which the elephant was to pass and fire when it came within range. He did so. The bullet struck the rnimal In the eye, causing Instant death. Tlw hide of this elephant wan stuffed and mounted, and was for many years one of the attractions of the American mu seum in New York, being part of the collection which afterward came into the possession of the late P. T. Harnum. Old Het" was brought to thi.i country bv a sea captain named Ilailey, nnd was sold to his brother, llackeriah Hallcy, of Somcrs, X. Y., one of the earliest American showmen. When he retired from tho show business, nlsmt 1S-1, he opened a public house In the little town of Somers. He called it the l.Icphant hotel. In front of the. house he creeled a monument of "Old Hot," which was i till to be seen withiik a few years. 1 he image of "Old Het" was carved in wood, f.ome t hree feet high and almut four feet long. This figure was originally gilded, but after a few years' exposure tho gilding worse off, and It was then painted a nrt of drab, not unlike the animal's natural color. Another elephant which was brought to this country early in the present cen tury developed a bad temper, and after it had killed several keepers it broke away while traveling through South Carolina in 1827, r.nd after being pur sued for many miles was finally shot to death by its followers. This latt-r auinxal has often been confounded In showmen's traditions with "Old Het," but there is reasonably good evidence that this one wa.s a male and was brought to this country about 1814. A pair of elephants brought to this country some timo about 130, and Known as Pi.arro and Virgin in, were drowned in 1917 while endeavoring to swim the Delaware river. Hannibal, a large elephant, which w as brought to this country nunc time In the 'i'.Os, was exhibited until the .summer of IstiS, when he. died of lung fever in Conter ville, Md. Columbus, another large nnd an extremely vicious elephant, fell through a bridge, in Xorth Adams, Mass., in October, ISM, and was fatally injured. Another vicious brute among the earlier elephants brought to thia coun trv was the. animal Known v.a Hoineo, wlio Killed -several keepers, and finally uioii in i nieago in i-i. .i we of his death Homeo was owned by tho late Adam Forcpaugh, ami was saiI to be the oldest and largest elephant then owned in this country. Chicago Times-Herald. WOLVES IN RUSSIA. They Are I'rrncloim nml Destroy Many Domestic Arilinnln. W hen they cry wolf in the government of S.-ratolT, Kussia, It means something. During the last two years w olvcs t hvre have devoured, according to the otticial ret urns, 1 l.OnO horses, lo.cou horned cat tle, r.n.OOO sheep, .1.MM mv inc. l.C'") d:gs and l.M't) fowl. They have aboduring the same period attacked C,s pcrsonr, de vouring two on tho spot ami inflicting fatal wounds on V2 other. In France it is estimated that .V)'),ii;) of the.se ani mals exist and the damage inflicted by them b set down at about 50,;no,n!:t) francs annually. A regular body of men, numbering over l.ooo, called the louveterie, is maintained to keep down wild beasts, and the force has a certain cflicicncy, but Is unequal to Keeping the country clear of them. From time to time high luntios for wolf sea'.p have U-en paid, as much as 200 franca In the case of a known man-en.ter, dreaded therei as the man-eating tiger is in the Hindoo v illages; but the animal is never extirpated. In some years his ravage is greater and In others less, but he is always in evidence. In this country he has lx-on pretty well put down in the. inhabited parts. A few days ago a pro digious wolf drive was set on foot in Atchison county, Kan., the square miles Wing eovorod and 700 persons partini pat.imr. Thev rounded up 200 jack rab bits, but not a kinglewolf. Cors'uleHug KU fiorei. and nrodatory character abroad and his resistance to a!l cuYrts to destroy him. the American animal must be set down as n rather meritori ous creature, easily aim -liable tr. extinc tion nnd not so drp ratcly destructive, even, where it continues to maintain n frothohh N. Y. Tribune. I.lftle Itnnlwoou There :oit. There vva ; a time not long "?ro when the "h:" woods" of Minnesota v i red it te,1 brie and there bv lnriivoo.l mil's t !iat were a cor.f'drrabh' ujf, of it ,., ,!,(., To-day ti:r t. of th"e mills nre "one. Th" gre.it belt of timber in ont'i central Minnesota. Krown ns the "b'ir woods." is fat pn'-tirc ." e. 'i.v ?r.d it v.lU b but a short time befi . e farmers !n a Tcrv large territory will be udrr? co.il fv- fuel. -Ch-ca jo Tribune. AGRICULTURAL HINTS GOOD TIMES COMING. Panics Are t'nLiiowii Wherever lot proved Honda Are Introduced. That gcod roads will bring prosperity Is no Idle dream. Through all the panic and depression of the last three years the farmers in the few good-roads dis tricts of the country have gone on mak ing money aud Improving 'their farms, and they have not troubled themselves much about politics or finance. It Is enforced Idleness that makes farmera poor, and no farmer need b idle a day on account of bad weather or wet ilehls if only his roads are good. On a good road there Is always paying work of some kind, nnd wet weather la just the time to go on the road. The French farmer never loses a good day in his fields, for he can do all his market ing and hauling of fertilizers in rainy times. What prosperity would burst upon this country if every farmer and farm er's boy, not at school, and every farm hand nnd team could earn a full day's wages every day in the year, rain or shine! When you have convinced your neigh bors in the cities, and especially those of them who are candidates for public life, that the Interests of the city popu lation demand that they shall come to the relief of the farmers, you can go to the farmers with this assurance of help and ask them to take Into careful con sideration the practical measures by which this relief can be brought alout. and especially the measures for provid ing state aid and for the use of convict labor. It is only through state and county aid that the cities and villages can licit). II vou mm uie iarmers , v m rt 1 At... M clinging to the old ways, say to them that these ways are mainly an unfor tunate inheritance from the mother country, which we brought away with us and failed to shake off when the sys A A itODKL COUNTHY ItOAD. ter.i was abandoned there; and that to day in lireat Hritain not only nre the roads maintained at the gen oral cost of the jH'ople, but government loans are made for any specially heavy improve ments that are de-sired. Two hundred years ago the great highways of that ct untry were kept up, so far ns they were kept up at all, just as they are in this state to-day, by local taxation, wane they actually served the people of the whole kingdom. I'pon the convict labor question, let them understand that 1,000 idle men are being marched about in Sing Sing pris on to-day for exercise, whose labor, If properly directed, could provide the material for thousands of miles of good roads every year, ami that tne nonesi industry of the country pays for main taining these criminals in Idleness. These things would be Incredible if told in 1'ngland to-d ay. They would be a bitter reproach to our republican Insti tutions. And they would add another argument, and a most powerful one, for t hose w ho claim that our system of gov ernment cannot care for the economic interests of the people as well as a mon archy. It would be a fata! indictment, against our b.stiUitions, if It must le truly said, that a free people, in a rich country, cannot fecure for themselves the blessing of good roads. (Jen. Hoy Stone. PLANTING THE LAWN. Vnliuthle ifiuuH( Ioiim for Settlnu; O'lt Tree mill Sli rulter y, "When planting trees jn the lawn," writes F.v an I'. Jiexford, in the Ladies' Home .Journal, "we must remember that the tree of to-day is only a hint of what the tree of ten or 20 years to come will be. The trees we plant to-day, per haps five or six feet tall, nnd with a spread of branches riot more than two fcej across, should In n dozen years from Iiovv, stand . icei nign, ami nave n spread of 13 or 20 feet. If w e plant them but ten or twelve feet apirt now we will have, lit the stnge of development they are expected to reach In n doen years, a perfect thicket of branches overhead and dense shade beneath. N'e.er plant with regard to 'regularity,' that Is, 'so many feet apart each way,' as the rule has been laid down for orch ards. "If you want several shrubs on a small lawn, and the space Is too smnll to allow you to set them as far apart ns they .-.;jght to be, In order to give them the benefit of space Individually, group them, that Is plant them In a clump. The idea is to mnke the three, or four, or fiv! shrubs which you plant in the pro up produce a unit of effect w hich will give much the same impression Hint one well-developed specimen would. 15 y selecting v arh ti s in which there is contrast of color as to foliage, ns well as llovvers, satisfactory results may be secured. In Hie Irregularity which produce charming effects there Is al ways a method and a plan." Never buy trees and plants at any price that have been unduly mutilated at the n ot, and the roots being fairly supplied, never cut away more of the top tba:i just suflleieut to bring the tree into r.s synmietric.il shape hs possible. Wet-trrn Plowman. Dig when ilje, ard not until lij.e. 1'otatoes are not ripe or fit for market wUeu the kiu will rough in hauclliog. fyPs x CREAMERY SUCCESS. l'nle All Patrons Work Toaether It Cnnnot Ue Achieved. If creamery butter U better than aver age dairy butter it Is because the man agement at the creamery is upon a high er scale than in the average private dairy. There is no gain in taking the milk of a doen or more second or third class farmers and handing It over to an unskilled creamery man to make into butter. Two inferiors do not make on superior. Two ciphers cannot by any arrangement be made into a ' whole numlKT. A successful creamery must have not only a skillful manager and butter maker, but a guaranteed supply of gxd, sound milk or cream in fcut'l cient quantity to utilize the capacity of the concern. The more cows the greater will be the percentage of profit. Nor can the butter-maker alone control the character of the butter product. Poor, dirty milk cannot appear later In form of first-class butter. The skill and Intelligence, indispensable at a creamery, must extend out among the milk producers. Poor cows yielding but little milk can never pay their keep ing, nnd no number of them, howevet great, can render a creamery profitable to its patrons. lor the highest nie ces tinder a cooperative system each individual must put forth the same elTort that would be required for success in private management. Dairymen who jcln a creamery association expecting to gain more than they give are hardly deserving of pity when they discover their mistake. Xo one has any business to ask for anything beyond w hat he Is w illing to give an equivalent for. Ien join in rais ing the heavy frame of a building be cause they can accomplish in that way what they could never do singly. A man who on such an occasion does nothing but "holler" is a sneak and when found out Is alw ays despised. Not less mean is It to join a creamer association and then carry poor milk, expecting to di vide the profits of those who furnish the best they know how. Cooperation is a success only when each works for all and r 11 for each, nnd this idea lies at the bottom of all tonus ot associated effort whether In the factory, tln grange, the municipality or the church. Uural World. D UTTER-MAKING RULES. VnluaUle Hints from the Cornell AKriculturnl College. The Instructor at Cornell agricultur al college, Ithaca, N. Y., has sent out a list of rules about butter-making- and ripening cream. He says: The practical part of cream ripening is this: Keep your vessel so that It may all ripen evenly nnd thus avoid loss in churning. Ualse the temperature to C2 or OS degrees and keep it as near that temperature as possible until ripe, and then cool before churning. Well rljHMiotl cream should be coagulated or thick ened. It should run from a height In a smooth stream like oil. When a ind die Is dipped into it and held in the hand, it should stick all over In a thick even coat, not running off In streaks nnd showing the surface of the paddle. When the last drops run oft the paddle back into the vat they shouhl leave little dents or depressions on tho surface, which do not close up for an Instant. The cream should have asatir gloss or fro'sh surface. Churn until thn granules are the size of wheat l:rnela; then draw olT the buttermilk m wash through two or three waters, whirling the churn a few times around. Use from a pint to a quart of water per pound of butter. Have the water nt n tempera ture of 10 to -13 degrees In hot w eather and from SO to 02 degrees In winter, al ways dopending-upon the season, natur al .solidity of the butter, warmth of the room ami size or grannies, jr you no not care about feeding the washings, I would put some salt in my first wash water. It will help to float the granules better, and perhaps dissolve out the casein to some extent. I would genernl ! salt the butter in the churn. KEEPING COWS CLEAN. An Arm ti. 'lenient Which lias Ileen Tried Willi Xucee-. The illustration shows a device tint has been tried successfully for keeping' cows clean in the stable. The frame that Is Fhuwn comes from Iowa and !N3 now to Ki:i:r cov clkan. stands an Inch above tb "ow' backs, just forward of the rump. When drop ping manure, the cow must step back Into the gutter as she c annot round up her back when the frame is In place. Have the side pieces screwed .o tightly to the lieains overhead that Ibe frm will stay at any angle It Is put. It can thus be swung up out of the way when the cows are out of the stable. Ameri can AgrL'ulturist. 1l.r Deliornloir of t'nttle. The tiroeess of dehorning cows Is quite gt nil now. Some object to It on ti e grounds of cruelty. That the oj- eration of taking oj the horns Is pain ful to the animal is self-evident to any one w ho w itnewscs the operation. When one sees how peaceable the cattle be come, when there Is no more goring1 each other, and he observes other fuvorable nsuitf. the feeling of eiuelty pusses away and he b very apt to be converted to the practice. Wfceth-r there I nn.v thing in the coincidence or not, it is tl'ie testimony of some of the let dairymen that the Uow of milk U iucrca-td and the quality inijuuud. Htlt l .