FOB THE LADIES.
IN HOUR'S INTERESTING CHIT WITH
' TH8 CH1BMING SEX.
An Old Mao's Tribute to HU Wife The
Wviui'i Problem of the Pros
oat Day, Etc., Kto. .
Grandfather's Tribute To HI Wife.
When, In the flrtt fair flush of happy youth,
I looked with loving eyes upon thy face,
It seemed to me I there could find, in truth.
The perfect type of beauty etui of grace.
And as the bells raug out their gladsome
That day when we were wed, I did not
That ever, with the mellowing of time,
Could that tweet face of thine more love
Yet, as I see thee now thy crown of white;
T(ie glory of thy motherhood; the lines
Upon thy brow and cheek, marks of time's
The many iweetneaies tby lite combines
llethlnka that In my youth my Judgment
Despite thy beauty, seeming ao benign,
This heart of mine hath never been ao
At by the loveliness that now Is thine. ,
jonn neuarioK zsangs, in Jiarpers
The Woman' Problem of To-Day.
Uow to secure good health should
be one of the first problems for
this generation of women. This is
Ahe'demand their subjects will make
of those they are crowning as queens
of the hearth and the home. Give us
bright, fresh, kindly-hearted sisters,
say the lads and the little brothers in
the homes. Give us happy, healthy
faces over our cradles, plead the babes,
who find their heaven in mother's
eyes. Give us cheer and laughter and
a little . fun, say the fathers, turning
wearily towara ineir nresiaes at ine
end of a day of toil. Give us a bright '
dainty touch on household ways, say
the mothers, who would give their
lives any day to see their daughters
well and strong and glad. Give us
health, is the cry from all the world
to its women. Give us girls with a
physique that will spare us the mor
bid brooding of discontent, the hys
terical tantrum, the nervous collapse,
the look of gloom from the clear wells
of your eyes.
The old world is weary and travel
worn, and it sits, as the master sat
over against the well of Samaria, and
says, "Woman, give me to drink."
The youth and health of womanhood
are like a cup that holds refreshment
for every thirsty and weary soul.
Do not have to answer, "I have noth
ing to draw with' and the well is
This is, as I have said, the problem
of to-day. ' It la not our purpose now
and here to suggest how best it can be
solved. To the true seeker it will
open its intricacies one by one. One
little single hygienic law of sleep, of
diet, of dress or exorcise, the first
and simplest that you know, obeyed,
and the work is begun. Knowing the
next thing to do is not important un
til you have done the next thing you
Any society, called by whatever
name, that so begins and bo goes on,
begins at the root of noblo living, and
may be sure, however slow their
growth, that every step planted firm
ly on a hygienic fact will be a step not
only toward personal physical well
being, but toward the uplifting of the
race as well.
If women once arouse themselves to
the danger, and take hold of the mat
ter In earnest, we shall not be long in
seeing a more hopeful sign in the sky.
Already is there a morning glimmer
flashing in the columns of the press.
No man who stops to ask himself the
question how many healthy women he
numbers among his acquaintance but
will welcome the gleam of this dawn.
Mary L. Dickinson, in Harper's
Married Six Times. ,
Ten years ago the little tavern at
Emerson's Mills in the Fine Kun lum.
bor region in Pennsylvania was kept
by an odd character, Ellas Benton,
lie had a .very pretty daughter named
Betty. She was sixteen years old, and
Edward Shott young and well-to-do,
. was in love with her. Betty wanted
to marry Shott, but the father had
other plans. Ho chose for her hus
band a man three times her age, who
owned a large pine tract, a valuable
proporty that Landlord Benton was
anxious to possess. He compelled his
daughter to marry this man, Aula's by
name. He lived only six months, and
left his young widow the pine land,
which her father sold and appropriated
the proceeds to his own use.
Young Shott in the ' meantime had
gone away. One year after the death
m niiH hiuninn nira. a uni mnrrmn.
- to spite her father, John Grover, a
sawyer. . He was killed lnhls employer's
mills one month later.
The landlord's daughter was now
twice a widow, although she was not
yet eighteen years old. Two months
after her second husband's death Ed
ward Shott returned, and on her elgh-
a .u vi.vj. urij.-
married her old-time lover. The
couple lived happily for a year, and
t-iu - i. rrl .kiu
UOe vuiiu woo uurui iuo vuuu nu
nVif t xmr wnnlra nA irhAn t.h fntriAr wan
crushed to death by a falling tree.
' The landlord's daughter mourned her
third husband sincerely for two years.
' About this time her father dfed.
At the age of twenty-one she made
what was regarded as a most fortu
nate marriage, her fourth husband
' being Elmer James, a young lawyer.
James turned out to be a drunkard.
lie aousea nis wue ana ner cniia bo
shamefully that she had no difficulty
in obtaining a divorce. .
1 She remained single then until she
was twenty-three, when she married
' George Rhone, a widower of fifty.
Before they were married a . year
Rhone dld of tha small-pox. His
young wife nursed him all through tha
course of the dreadful disease, escaping
without taking it herself. Rhone left
his widow $10,000 in cash.
Not long after her last husband's
death she took her child and went to
Ohio, where she had relatives. This
was one year ago. ' Recently sho
wrote to a friend that she was to be
married the next day in Covington,
Ky., to a young man named Charley
Green, a blue grass farmer. '
The True Woman.
' If educating a woman according to
the regulations of ' the present exclus
ive and fashionable schools for young
ladles unfits them to take charge, pre
side over, and administer well the af
fairs of a household, the less of it the
better for the world. A true woman
is grand in her life and love. In hoc
home she is a veritable queen. But
any education, polish or Improvement
which renders her less the unrivalled,
supreme, divine inspiration that she
is as sister, wife and mother, dethrones
the sweetest and purest being that
makes home such a blessing that mil
lions cling to them in preference to
going to heaven. God made woman,
and . man should be careful . in im
proving and adorning, that much of
the original beauty, purity and
polish are not marred by mistaken
fashion and folly. Educate the girls,
but not away from being God's best
and purest gift to man. Any educa
tion which makes a woman begin to
doubt her great mission, and to fill her
mind with crochety criticisms, dog
matic innovations, and pedantio no
tions of what her life is, or ought to
be, is alienating, and depriving her of
her legal right, to the throne of su
preme happiness and bliss. That ed
ucation which fills the heart with
cheerful songs of love and kindness
amid tho world s darkest hours; which
with its mission will sweeten labor
when worldly wealth fades or goos up
in smoke; or which w'ill aid in ad
ministering soothing balm when the
head is faint or the heart sick, or
opens the fountains of sympathy in
times of grief and sorrow, is the kind
of education which make a diploma
worth more than diadems of gold or
preclouB stones. But when the schools
and society tend to steal from woman
her crown of happiness the sweet
est blessing of home, sister, wife and
mother which are the highest of aU
human joys, it will be a sad day for the
human family. God help the woman
who alms to find in fashionable society
and vain amusements those satisfying
joys which hor heart and soul were
made to enjoy VJarkson, in American
' Apron of All Kind.
A handsome dress apron is made of
ecru scrim, with a four-inch band of
drawn-work above a wide hem. Run
into this drawn-work narrow blue rib
bons, in all shades, from darkest to
palest, alternating over and under the
threads. Edge the bottom with ecru
Another is of ecru batiste, quite
long, laid in nine box-plaits. In the
center of each plait lay a strip of em
broidery, done in colors, the center
one the longest, and graduating in
length toward the sides. Shir the
top, and fasten with ribbon or ties of
One very pretty apron Is made of
fine scrim, cut long enough to reach
slightly below the knees. This is to
be hemmed and edged all around with
wide lace, set on plain. Each side of
the apron is tucked with four-inch
tucks, turning toward the middle, and
on each tuck is set a strip of cardinal
velvet ribbon. The middle of the
apron is gathered, the tucked sides
left plain, and it is attached to a car
dinal velvet belt.
Stripes of seersucker and Russian
laces, alternating, make very pretty
and inexpensive aprons.
An apron of black silk or sateen,
with a bright vine embroidered or
painted across the bottom, or with a
flower in one corner and one on the
pocket, placed on the opposite side, is
durable and pretty.
Fancy towels make neat aprons if
doubled down about one-fourth their
length so as to show both bosders,
plaited to fit, and a fancy cord and
tassels used as belt. '
Pongee is another nice material for
aprons, trim with embroidery, lace,
ribbons or a combination of the three.
: A silk tissue called "luten" is beau
tiful and delicate as frost work, and
makes exquisite aprons when embroid
ered with washing silks. Though of
so fine a texture it washes nicely.
One pretty and odd apron is of fine
web or piece lace, the right Bide hang
ing straight and plain, while the other
side in closely plaited and trimmed
with numerous long loops of white
picot-edge ribbon, which depends from
the belt. Home Magazine.
The Sliop-GIrl of Her! In.
Eight hundred salesgirls in Berlin
belong to a union which has had re
markable success. . For 10 cents a
month they receive medical care,
medicine, and help In getting work.
The organization was started by a
woman's club in that city.
. God Work ThroiiKh Humanity.
The ever-adorable marvel of Provi
dence is that in the spiritual creation
God does not acompiish Ills will by
His power but through the wills of us
His children. ' " ;
Come From Uod. '
God has given us wit, and flavor
and brightness, and laughter and
perfumes, to enliven the days of man's
pilgrimage and to charm his pained
step j over. the burning marl. Sydney
Smith. ; ' "
A Mean Inalaaatlon
Mrs. Cumso "I noticed to-day that
the young man who. boards across the
street flirts with our hired girl." .
Mr. Cumso (sweetly) "Why, J
didn't think you capable of bo much
THE CAMP FIBB.
REMINISCENCES OF THE Witt AND
Aa Alabama Water Hnnard A Soldier
of fortune Incidents and
y Minor Heme.
An Alabama "Water llussard."
' In 1862. when Buell'a arm was
moving East, they "cleaned up" a
section of northern Alabama of pork
and poultry; they had taken every
thing we bad in tho way of pig and
fowl, except an old Muscovy drake,
whose age was more uncertain than
an old maid's, so a member of the
"hoodlums" tried to capture and con
fiscate his dmkeshlp, when an old
"What , are you going to do with
"Eat it," replied smarty.
WhatP eat a water buzzard?".
Vis that a water buzzard?"
. "Yes." replied the old soldier.
"Well, I'll be d d," was the re
mark of smarty, as he desisted.
In the autumn of '63, when the val
ley on the South side of Tennesse
river was "foraged" out, both armies
in operating through the valley, sent
forage parties across the river into
this county. Itso happened that on one
occasion whe the federals sent their
wagons over to this side at Bain
bridge, Beven miles above Florence,
Ala., the rebels were below the town
several miles, and receiving intelli
gence that the Yankees were above,
conoluded to capture the "Yankee
lay-out" - The rebels passed through
town on their mission, and among
them was quite a wag. Some one
asked him: r-
Where aro you going?"
"Up above to get thorn Yankees."
A lady near by seeing him, said to
"Please bring me two pistols."
"All right," ho replied, and rodo
off as if chased by n 'ury.
In the courso of a couple of hours,
tho rebs returned In a rush. When the'
waggish rcb, (riding a mule, and in
the rear, as he was-when he went up)
hove in sight, he was accosted with:
"Where are your Yankees?"
"Back thar." . pointing up tho road.
"When will thy be In?"
"Pretty dd quick."
"How many nre there of them?" .
"Oh, h 1, I didn't stop to count
'em, but there's a smart chance of
Then, as he passed the residence of
the lady sho asked: .
"Where are my pistols?" -
The rob answered, with a long face,
"that he clean forgot 'em."
In 30 minutes there were in Flor
ence anywhere from 600 to 1,000 of
U. S. boys. Such was the fate of war.
In '64, when Hood's army was cross
ing on the pontoon bridge, going to
Nashville, Lieut. Ford, of either Ten
nessee or Illinois Cavalry, I did not
know which, floated down Tennes
see River one dark night for the sup
posed purpose of cutting the bridge,
but from some causo the mission failed.
He hid himself in one of the 'bouts,
but a negro betrayed him. He was
captured and executed. He wus tho
"weatherbeaten trooper" that nskod
for information when tho boys soarchod
our old dump cart. Dub.
- Soldier f Fortnn.
"In 1870." said Major Vand'orgrift,
"I met as typical a soldier of fortune
as can be Imagined. I had gone on
an excursion. On tho boat thero was
dancing in tho cabin, una ns I stood
watching tho dancers I observed a
man staring at me. He wus a typical
Southerner in uppoaranco, tall, hand
some and striking-looking., ills gazo
annoyed mo so that I left tho cabin.
"Returning again, he renowed tho
stare, and I finally found him standing
by my side, lie said: "I beg pardon,
but you don't know me, I see." 'No,1 1
said, 'I don't.' 'I know you,' ho re
plied, 'In 1861 you wero a lieutenant
in the Second Ohio regiment in front
of Washington, weren't you?' 'Yos.'
I assented. 'In '63 you wero adjutant
of the Second in front of Murfroosboro,
Tenn." . Yes.' 'In the latter part of
'64 you wero on the Litto Miami rail
wayP" 'Yes,'I said getting Interested,
but you've tho advantage of me, for I
can't recall ever seeing you.'
I know you. you soe,' the
stranger said, 'and I'll tell you a
story. In '61 I was a boy of twenty;
I was in your camp in front of Wash
ington selling fruit and trinkets to
the men. I was a confederate spy
then. It '63 1 was still a spy, and
struck your camp at Murfreesboro. It
was odd that I should get into the
same camp again, but I did. There
were bo muny officers there, you
among them, whom I knew, that I
feared detection and fled.- The latter
part of '64 I was captured not as a
spy, fortunately, but as a rebel soldier
and sent as a prisoner to Camp
Chase, O. One night nine of us suc
ceeded in e scaping from prison and,
making our way as far ae Alton, on
the Little Miami, we boarded the mid
night express. We were sitting to
gether concealed as much as possible,
when the door opened, and who
should walk in but yourself. I told
the boys the jig was up, and we
jumped from the train and took to
the woods. We thought you "were
an omcor in'pursult of the fugitives.
You wore not P God, I wish we had
known it then.
"After the war," he continued "I
drifted down into Mexico, and joined
Maximilian's forces, where I was cap
tured and came within an ace of being
shot with Maximilian. From Mexico
I went to South America, and fought
in two or three of their revolutions.
I grew tired of that and came back to
the States.' .I'm tired of it here, and
I am off next week to enlist in tho Pa
pal zouaves, as I Bee Victor Emmanuel
and the popo are having trouble, and
his holiness has advertised fpr re
cruits. Good-by," . and be was off.
It was curious that he and I should
have met so frequently, and I've been
rather sorry that I lost track of the
fellow afterward. ' He was a true sol
dier of fortune, and there were lot
like him iu the war."
. General Starkweather,
Gen. John C. Starkweather died at
his home in Washington, recently.
The General had been ill for two or
three months, but bis friends felt no
anxiety regarding him, and he fre
quently visited his offioe for a short
time once a week.
General Starkweather was born at
Cooperstown, N. Y., May 11, 1830,
his father being Hon. George A. Stark
weather, who was for several terms a
member of Congress" and afterward a
Minister to one of the South Ameri
can States. His education was re
ceived in the East, and he graduated
from Union College. In 1852 he was
married and removed to Milwaukee.
- When Sumter was fired upon Cap
tain Starkweather and his company,
the Milwaukee Light Guard, of which
he had been made commander, joined
the First Wisconsin three months and
served out his time. Going home the
regiment re-enlisted, and Captain
Starkweather was made Colonel of the
new organization, his Light Guard
going into tho new regiment almost
to a man.'; Frbra this company four rose
to the rank of general officers, twenty-one
to that of colonel, eight to lieutenant-colonel,
four to major, nineteen
to captain, eighteen to first-lieutenant,
and 23 to Second Lieutenant,
making 97 out of 100 men who became
officers, all of whom originally be
longed to tho Light Guard, a record"
probably not equaled during the wur.
Gen. Starkweather was promoted
Brigadier-General in July, 1863, but
he had commanded a brigade from
the time his regiment joined the Four
teenth Corps when that famous Corps
was first organized. He was compli
mented in General Orders for the
masterly handling of his brigade in
the battle of Porryvillo, Stone River,
and Chickamauga, in which battles he
played a conspicuous part. lie was
breveted Major General "for gallan
and meritorious services in the field,"
and commanded a division of the Four
teenth Corps. It is said of him that
ho had the most powerful voice of any
man in the Army of the Cumberland,
and that at the buttle of Perry vllle his
commands could be heard a mile over
the din of battle.
After the war he returned to Mil
waukee, but soon removed to Wash
ington, where he has continued to
practice his profession, being one of
tho ablest lawyers of the Washington
bar. He was deservedly popular with
both social, military, and business
circles at the Capital, having been a
member of many Orders, among
which were the Loyal Legion, Grand
Army, Garfield Guard' of Honor,
Knights Templar, etc. ,
His widow and four children sur
The remains were taken to Mllwau
koo and Interred In the family lot at
Forest Home cemetery.
A ttebtil' Ktthnate of Lee's Foreea, -
I have found that in the different
correspondence running through the
National Tribmie where (here is ques
tion as to tho number of Confederate
troops who took part in the battle of
Gettysburg, no two writers agree in
their estimate. The following inci
dent, which occurred during the bat
tle of Gettysburg,- may help to estab
lish the facts In the case. Given at
that time and undor such circum
stances, tho statement is at least en
titled to due consideration, for it was
evidently tho officer's best knowlodge
at that time, whatover his source of
My father's home in July, 1863, was
situated on the Chambersburg Pike, a
few miles from Gettysburg, and was
inside tho confederate lines during the
buttle, and until after the retreat of
Leo's urmy. Gen. Pettlgrew's com
mand encamped closo to our house
until they were ordered Into action at
Gettysburg. On the evonlng of
either June 80th or July 1st I do not
remomber exactly which date my
mother gave Gen. Pettigrcw and his
staff oflicers their supper, and the
latter mado our house their boarding
house whenever their engagement
with the Yankeos at Gettysburg did
not hinder their coming to meals;
some one of them, howover. was thero
every duy. On July 2d, my mother
asked one of these staff officers how
many soldiers they - . had en
gaged in this battle. He took pencil
and paper, and after a brief exer
cise in mathematics and a moment's
reflection said, Jetween 75,000 and
80.000, all told." My mother was ap
palled, and exclaimed, "We are lost!
You will take the capital." "Well,
madam," Bald be, "no doubt of It; but
we will-havo some fighting to do first
for the Army of the Potomac con
fronts us Instead of the raw militia."
This latter bit of information eeemed
to be given for whatever satisfaction
she could derive from it; it certainly
was none to him. I will briefly add
that on the evening of the 8d she
asked ono of tho officers to tell her
just how - the battle was going. In
answer he said. "We can drive them
in on the right wing, and on the left
wing, but (excuse my language,
madam) all hell can't move their cen
ter." Lizzie Deller. '
Train Tonr Character.
Without steadiness of character In
social life there can bo no true fel
lowship. Accomplishments may
please, beauty may charm, -fluency
aud grace, may attract; but to . win
confidence and respect, to be trusted
and relied upon, the man or woman
must be stable In character, ' self,
poised, true to promises, punctual
uniting firmness to geniality and
ttead'aHness to good nature.
FACTS FOB THE FARMEB.
VALUE OP INTELLIGENT EXPER
IMENTS IN FARMINQ.,
A Blntle Tt Is Rot laoafkf It Bast be Repeated
rarat Rlata-Ure Stock Iltau To
S(Baar YarUtlM Tslasblt PolaU ' '
' ' ers for the As rlealUrttt ' '
. Valoo of Experiments.
In a majority of cases in order to be
of practical value, experiments con
cerning different plans of farm man
agement must be repeated often sev
eral timos. ' Often because this is not
done, serious mistakes are . made.
Often a new method of planting or
cultivating is tried, not alongside of
another that Is being managed by the
old plitn, so that the tost can be made
by Itself. If the result Is favprable
the plan is often taken to be an im
pro7ement without oonsidorlng the
other circumstances that may have in
flujnced the result Every year new
plans or methods of fighting insect
pests, that are injurious to farm, gar
den or fruit crops are sent out nlne
tonths of which are of no value wherev
er the pests appear.. They work first
rate where there are but few If any
pests, the remedy that proved a success
where there was nothing to fight is of
no value. . .
Because success has seemingly been
obtained one year, the remedy is sent
put as being reliable. The same holds
good with many new plans or methods
of farm work; one trial is made, and
if success Is . obtained the method Is
duly rocomended. Failures are but
little spoken about but if a second
trial Is given with bettor results, how
quick the fact becomes known. With
farm work, the real facts can only be
learned by successive experiments
carefully carried out What may be a
success one year under certain condi
tions, will often prove a failure the
next under different circumstances.
We havo learned thoroughly that what
! will bo a success on one kind of soli,
i or with one plan of planting, or culti
vating, is no proof that it will answer
I under untl rely different conditions, to
j that success in one locality is no
; criterion that it is just the thing to do
. In another. Varieties of fruit grain
or vegetables that thrive well and
j yield good crops in one locality, will
prove a failure in another because the
j conditions are different and in many
cases, especially with grain, the second
crop will give better results than tho
first, because the variety is becoming
acclimated. New varieties often prove
' successful because of the extra care
given. The seed has been purchased
at a high price, and the farmer is dis
posed to seoure the best possible re
sults; and because of the extra pains
taken, succeeds. Another trial with
average preparation and cultivation,
and the results are not so satisfactory.
In muny cases a better plan is to
make comparative tests, planting some
of the new varieties along side of an
old standard, one that has been fully
tea tod; give as nearly the came soil,
preparation and cultivation as possi
ble, and save the best of each for seed
and give a socond trial; the results the
second year while not always con
clusive, may at lonst be instructive;
In many cases more satisfactory re
sults and considerable practical in
formation can bo secured if the same
plan is followed with new methods of
planting and cultivating. Farm ex
periments are always interesting', pro
vided they nre of such a nature as to
be practical, and . are conducted in
such a wuy as to bo reliable.
. farm Hints.
A paint brush is a handy implement
in oiling harness. If there is no
shade in the pasture put some there.?
It is not a good pasture without it
Tho buggy and tool house should not
be built ugaiust the stable. Ceilings
that have been smoked by a kerosono
lamp should be washed off with soda
walcr. Over-working butter makes
it whiter as well as softer Don't
If we breed our colts in the autumn
we reduce their cost " the mare can
do team work all summer. Tun some
lamb skins to put in the bottom of the
carriage for warm feet It takes the
best kind of brains to make a good
furmor. If you have a dull boy edu
cate him for a profession. It Is a good
time to dig a well when the waters are
low, for if found then the supply will
be likely to be permanent The man
who grows into any, special branch
of farming is more likely to succeed
in it than the one who goos, into
it Many a fence is maintained to
protect crops from stock, tho combined
vuluo of which would not equal the
cost of the fenoeJf Tench the colt some
useful lesson every week this winter
something that will have a bearing
upon their life work. I Nover "break
them." Bemember that a colt is only
a boy horie. If all the grain sacks are
put into one and then suspended by a
wire from a joist overhead, the mice
will not gnaw thom. The surest way
to renew an old pasture' is to scattor
manure over it in the autumn and sow
tho seod right after ward. Kedtopand
blue grass are the surest to grow and
to be permanent Leather may be
blackened with tho following: Powder
ed fi ne extract of iogwoodand blcrotnato
of potish, each one ounce, in half a
gallon of boiling rain water. In a
corked bottle this mixture , will keep
safely. Farm JournuL' . ' ."
.Too Man r Varieties.'
Nearly all fruit growers plant at
first mainly, for horns use, sad often
with limited Ideas as to the fitness ef .
any one variety for their locality and!
market As a consequence, when the)
tree come Into bearing It Is found that!,
thero aro too many kinds, and some of .
these never likely to be profitable.
There was wisdom in the remark of
an old farmer that if be bad 100 apple "
trees to sell the fruit ninety-nine of
them should be Baldsins. "And what
should the other tree' be?" ha was
asked. After thinking 'a moment ha
replied, "That would be Baldwin too.!1
tire Stock items ' 1 '
possession as a lazy, balky horse or a '
dry oow. It costs something to keep, '
Interest on money, taxes, repair of
fences, etc., and brings nothing in. A
lazy acre of land always points to a
lazy owner. "
Sugar beets aro tho most valuable .
of all feeding roots. They contain
nearly as much sugar as potatoes do
starch, but as the starch la the food Is ,-'
always converted into sugar before It
Is digested, the sugar is the mors
vtuuauio iooa. xvery parucie oi ion -
sugar beet is digestible and can be
fed without loss when fed' with hay.
A farmer should count weigh or
monsure everything he buys or soils. .
A VAlnlfisam Snnldi savl 1 1 aasawA IfsTa Jel t In
a. yiissiuiui buinb n aia wtavw mwm saw
two or threo years. Every time a
farmer Bells by guess he loses, because
ho cannot be as good a guesser as a.
buyer who is continually at it and
the odds are against him la the pro
portion of the more experlenoe of the
On a Rcrrt nt trnnA tiaa. vlnn r.lnvnr
and timothy if pasturod will summer
one cow or one horse. But if the
k1ap Id' n,it Lit t.A r tVm snlmala
the acre will summer two head. Sup
posing that a little more labor is re
quired to do this, is not a saving of
one half the feeding worth it. when
one man can thus supply thirty head
The animal system contains seventy-
five per cent of water, the rest 1st
solid matter; if the water is impure.
seventy-five per, cent of tho system be-j
comoa vitiated and as the water is
uispersea inrougn ine wnoie system
the animal becomes completely im
pregnated with impurities. It is nob
at all strange therefore that the most'
serious diseases are caused by impure
Grooming tho borbe aids to keep the
pores of the skin open, and in this way.
aids materially to keep the animals in
xi sneep are ieu on ine ground mey
will run over and trample down more
or less of their feed, and then will re.
fuse to eat It
In all feeding it is tho food thai Is
digested that affords the nutriment
and not the amount of food that is
taken into the stomach.
By feeding bran and oil-meal to
stock on the farm the objection to Bell
ing grain is partly overcome, as both
these materials return to the soil al
most their full value as fertilizers. s
in maraoting pouiiry quality is
quite an item, and the highest prices
at any seuson can only be realized by
taking the necessary pains both in
foftrilnrr and nrnnnrliidf fnr mnrlrAr tn
have them of the best quality.
The quostlon of profit and economy
in tho production of beef cattle is one .
that every farmer should study. They
must do maaa reaay lor marKot at as
low a cost as possible, without lower
ing the quality of tho product
When tho cow's hind legs are bo
close together that you cannot have
full view of the uddor from behind, or
rub against it so as to. make the udder
swing buckward and forward, you can
depend upon it sho is not correctly .
built for a first-class cow. , The teats
should be full size and set well apart
savs the American Dai rv man.
Lot mo como in whoro you sit weeping
Lot mo, who havo not any child to dlo,
Weep with you for tho llttlo ono whoso
lovo , '" ',.
I have known nothing of.
Tho llttlo arms that slowly, slowly loosed
Tbolr prossuro round your neck the hands
To kiss. Such arms, such hands I never
May I not weep with youl
Fain would I be of service say something
Between tho tears that would be comfort-
Cut ah I so saddor than yourselves am I,
Who have no child to die.
James Whltcomb ltlley.
Hew Stonewall Jaokion Died.
Historians-always stop to desorlbe
the dying of Wolfe and Montcalm, the
two opposing commanders In the bat
tle of Quebec But their deaths were
simply horolo compared with the
Christian death of Stonewall Jackson.
About 1:30 on the day of his death
he was told that he had about two '
hours to live, and he answered feebly
but firmly: "Very good; it is all
A few moments before he died he
cried out la his delirium: "Ordfer A.
P. Hill to prepare for action. Pass
the infantry to the front rapidly.' Tell
Major Hawks" then stopped, leav
ing tho sentence unfinished. '
., Presently a smile of Ineffable sweet
ness spread itself over his pale face
and then he said quietly and with an
cxprcsftlon of relief: "Let us cross
over the river and rest under the
shade of the trees.'' And then, with
out pain or the least struggle, his
spirit passed. Philadelphia Press. , .
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