The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 18, 1899 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 18, 1899
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..•THE,. UPPflK M8 MOlN^Sy ALGQNA r tQWA, WEDNESDAY OOTOBfitt 18, 1899. ^^^^^^^^^^••^•••••••••••••••••••••MIIMiBMIMMttiiariMaaMBBiahatffaattiB^^ ..... -j.m.^.j... „-,_.„.-., -».^«t-. ..i.-— i . _ - - ,_ _,_, »^ ra ^_ i ..„ ... . - ^"^ ™ * ^"^ AND GARDEN. IATTERS OF INTEREST AGRICULTURISTS. TO n* Cp-to-Dnte Mints About flnl* tttatlon of the Soil and Yields reof—Horticulture, Viticulture and ' Floriculture. Hortlcnitaral Observation!. The time of year is appi-oaching hen the horticultural conventions 111 be in session. We wish to exhort 'ery reader of these columns to at- hd wherever It is possible. These isociations ate not for scientists ex- lusively, but any person that has an terest in growing fruits, flowers or igetables will be welcomed. The cost belonging to almost any of these ieties is but $1 per year, and the nefits received are far beyond the pense of attendance. Many a man ;6uld escape making some expensive istakes if he would avail himself of ese agencies that come almost to his Ip'or. * * * Preparations should be made this 1 to cover all tender plants with aw or dirt as a protection against winter. The men that covered ,eir strawberries, raspberries and lackberries last winter got good har- Jests this year and it was due entire- to their covering of the plants. t , me of the most advanced horticul- Wrists in the West affirm that It is little use to attempt to grow cer- ||aln varieties of raspberries and black- rries, even as far south as North- 'n Illinois, without covering them |th some kind of material that will ep out the sun on the warm days winter. If we could depend on hav- g a heavy blanket of snow to do the jvering no artificial covering would necessary. But the experience of it winter was that during the period greatest cold the ground over a tde portion of the country was en- 'ely bare. * * * .s the end of the fruiting season in [e orchard approaches is the time to over the orchard and see what jjaes can be removed with advantage the looks and health and future Uitfulness of the orchard. This jbuld be done before the leaves fall, it will be more difficult to do ttie |rk after the limbs are bare. It will !0n be difficult in many cases to tell !e thrifty tree from the unthrifty one. 'ny an old tree is allowed to stand ..the orchard till its usefulness has Ten passed by many years. It be- fmes a harbor for insects and fungoid leases, and a nest from which to 'ead the pests to other parts of the ihard. These old trees should be out and even the roots dug up. A ttew tree should not be 'put in place '$t the old one, as the old rotten roots In the ground may make it easier for Diseases and insects to attack the robots of the new tree.' The old dead ijmbs and limbs showing little of Ifirift on the other trees should like- •Jrise be cut out, but this need be dono pi»ly after the tree has stopped activity in the fall. The limbs can, how'^ be marked at this time. work is flows by the blades of Thus it is that It the second growth of trass is left on the field uncut the next crop is stimulated thereby. * * *• The hay farm is one that seldom receives encouragement from writers on agricultural topics, for the reason that the selling oft of hay Is considered detrimental to the continued fertility of the farm. But we must have hay farms, just as we have farms devoted to the production of other special crops. The fertility of the hay farm can be kept up, but it must be by a considerable expenditure for manures and by a judicious rotation of crops. This rotation, however, can be easily made, for clover can be used after and before timothy and grasses of like constituents. It will pay to keep the fields in a strong, healthy condition, and when the grasses show signs of having at all exhausted the land, it may with advantage be put into some such crop as potatoes. Keeping the land rich not only gives a good hay crop, but it permits the grass to send down its roots to a depth where it may bid defiance to drouth. Where the market for hay is good, and where the cost of delivery is not great, the hay farm may become very profitable. mdltlons for Sucofssful Orcharding* fThe Past winter, spring and summer ive given us an object lesson as to and effect in the treatment of fphards. But if we were to shape our urse in the light of the effects of last winter on the trees we would making a great mistake. The last Inter was so severe that the very mditlons that would have been fa- >rable to the orchards in ordinary proved the reverse this last sea- jn. For once the best-cultivated or- lards suffered the most. Some be- feve that this was due to the fact that |[e ground above the roots of the ses, being in a loose condition, per- itted the frost to go much deeper in orchards where there was a sod. In many cases this was the e of the loss of trees and vines, a well-known fact that frost goes Jeeper in land that is tilled than in iynd that Is untilled. If we were to isjpi'ntinue to have winters like the last £J£ would perhaps be compelled to give jip cultivating our orchards and vine- ^•pds or confine ourselves to a few $fceptlonally hardy varieties. But as Bf§ do not expect such winters, we are Certainly justified in continuing to cul- ^vate, knowing that cultivation not )njiy gives us better crops and stronger but that trees so taken care of | more likely than others to survive nary winters. It has also been id that the older orchards in clover grass give the best crops this year, the younger orchards, even when and grass, seem to have sus- great injury. A possible ex- n is that the older trees are rooted and were able to got below the frost line wherever ,nd was in some kind of crop that flowed the soil to remain undis- fd for a number of years. The winter must not be made the ,ard by which to judge future ill ties of cold. Plants for Our Arid 1'lalna. Sooner or later science will bring our great semi-arid plains under the control of the farmer and stock-raiser. The system of reservoirs that is already being planned will do much to effect this, but we believe that still more will be accomplished by finding plants that will grow without the use of a great amount of water in the soil. Perhaps, too, valuable plants will be developed from useless plants we now have on the plains, such as the cactus. Already we are hearing of cactus that have no thorns, and that are very valuable for the feeding of stock. The government is searching the world for plants that will add to the service of those we already have. Among those that have been obtained abroad we might mention the Australian salt bush, which promises much. The one that is giving the best results is called Atrtplex Seinibaccata. It has great drouth resisting power, and will grow on very alkaline soil. It is said that It will keep green all summer, grow rapidly, and that the root will remain in the ground to start the crop next year. It is said that stock of all kinds thrive on it. These claims are rather extravagant, and it is well to wait a little before we praise too highly. We remember that sacaline came into the country with about as great eclat, but had so many bad qualities that no one wants anything to do with it now. If the salt bush does half that is claimed for it, it will be a great boon to all settlers west of the Missouri river. One View of Hog Cholera, Nebraska Farmer says: Perhaps the chief safety valve to the hog-raising business, after all, is found in what is popularly known as hog cholera, by which we mean to include all hogs that die from any disease whatever. That men should have an ambition to overcome and wipe out of existence all diseases that hogs are heir to is surely a good thingf to contemplate; but that we could wish them actually to succeed in so doing, while all other conditions remain substantially as now, is not quite so certain. One thing is perfectly obvious to all at this stage of our progress with diseases in swine, and that is, in no part of the country where hogs are raised in any numbers, and fed on grass and grain rations, are they free from raids of so-called hog cholera. The loss of a herd of hogs is certainly a severe one to tho owner, 'but when these losses are legion and are distributed over a large area of country the effect can hardly be other than a salutary one upon pork- making in general. That we are growing hogs in adequate numbers to meet every demand of the day, and this, too, in the face of and in spite of the continued prevalence of the disease, makes us wonder what would be the result if we were deprived of a possibility of its presence, ItAtttodi of th« F»k« Tr«« Peddler. After seeing people swindled out of thousands of dollars, I get a little impatient, but did not intend to malts any assertions to the injury o< well established nurserymen, writes C. S. Christy In Nebraska Farmer. There art hundreds of agents traveling over the country selling nursery stock at enormous prices on account of their "patent process of grafting," or their grapes on "European roots," "peaches on hard maple," and many other absurdities to catch those not posted. Near Johnson a few years ago a large orchard planted of summer, fall and Winter apples bore Hyslop crabs. Another near Adams, of 600 trees, bore crabs only, and one at Beatrice treated its owner to a full crop of Gennets in place of Red June, Early Harvest, Duchess and many fall and winter varieties as was expected. A nursery company established near here a few years ago had thirty traveling salesmen, but they did not own an acre of land or grow so much as a currant bush or seedling peach, depending entirely upon the culls of other nurseries. The "model orchard," so successfully worked on "influential" farmers, one- half payable in fruit, three years from planting, is chief among swindles. One that I visited cost the owner ?90 in cash. The payment in fruit has never been called for. But any reliable nursery would have been glad to have furnished the entire stock bought for $30. Killing; Quack Grans. In perusing some of 0. L. Gabrilson's writings I note that h« says quack grass beat him, and he is a good and practical farmer. I have had experience with this grass since boyhood; it is mode tender than most people supposed, says a contributor to Farm, stock and Home. It will not live through a Minnesota winter if laying on top of the ground. To exterminate quack I first seed the field infested down to blue grass, timothy, Austrian brome and white -'clover, fence it and, after the pasture is grown, put in some sheep or cattle for four or five years, but sheep alone the last two years if possible. Now here is the secret: The harder the soil is packed the shallower the quack roots will grow, and the closer grass is cropped the smaller the roots will be. Finally remove the fence in July, after the sheep have eaten the pasture so short that the field looks bare. The deepest roots are not over two inches below the surface, so do not plow, but get a good sharp flexible disc, lap one- half back and forth, don't make lands, or go round, then over-cross it and lap, don't let disc cut over 2% inches deep. Then take a spring-tooth harrow, the ftner the better, and drag, and keep it up, don't let a living leaf show itself on that field the rest of the season. The first thing after getting grain in the next spring is to double disc again, and harrow the same way. Then plant corn and keep It clean with spring-tooth cultivator. After the corn is off disc thoroughly and the next year sow to grain and there will be no more quack, and you can plow and be safe and be well rewarded for your trouble, and make money on the sheep and other things while destroying the quack. TALMAGHB'gt SMMON, i 1*Hfe HORNEt'S MISSION LAS? SUNDAY'S SUBJECT. tooth th« Seteath Chapter And Blfthth Verie of Deuteronomy al Follo-w«: "The lord thy God tVUt Send Hornet." th« Clover as Chicken Food. It Is stated by one authority that 100 pounds of clover meal contains enough lime for the shells of HVa dozen eggs, says Indiana Farmer. Clover is very rich in protein, and contains potash, soda, phosphoric acid and other ingredients that make it one of the best feeds for fowls that can be named. It contains all the essentials in well balanced proportion, and is palatable to the fowls as well as healthful. It would be wise to cut a quantity of second growth clover, especially for winter feed. If there is no way of growing it, it can be cut fine in the fodder cutter and soaked over night. But there are mills in some places for grinding it, and as the demand increases such mills will be increased in number. In the Field. will be a great temptation this turn the stock into the mead- id graze them as long as the good or until fall rains make astures so good that they 'will bear cropping. If the meadows Bopped at all, care should be taken je grass is not eaten down so that the pod will not recover next summer. Remember that field to start well in the spring iss roots must have a good store |nt material from which to send fte young blade. If the grass have continually been ea^en then the roots will haye wblob to elaborate food, but The Tripod of Agriculture.—The presence of nitrogen, potash and phosphoric acid is what gives commercial value to fertilizer or manure. The only manurial materials that a farmer can afford to buy at prices demanded for fertilizers are these three most necessary, most precious and most easily exhausted elements of plant growth— th« tripod of agriculture, as Dr. Kedzie of the Michigan Agricultural College says. In the absence of any one of these three materials no plant can grow to perfection, and if the supply of them is below the needs of any given plant, that deficiency limits the crop proportionately. However abundant all the other elements of plant life, nothing will make up for the lack of any one of these three substances. Waste.—One of the important things about good farming that ni6st of us have to learn is to avoid waste. We pay taxes on land that we do not farm; we only half cultivate our fields and so waste both land and labor; we leave a large percentage of the crop in the field; we waste time and capital in raising inferior animals; we waste energy in trying to do more than one man can do right; we waste money in buying what we should raise ourselves; we waste opportunities to improve our condition by staying away from institutes and fairs and by neglecting to read papers; we waste—in a thousand ways, and then we are ready to say "fanning don't pay." And it is no wonder.—Montana Fruit Grower. Stock Killed by Nitrate of Soda—It should be remembered that nitrate of soda is not so beneficial for stock as it is for soil. Every little while some farmer, either through ignorance or cartlessness, leaves nitrate of soda around, or sacks which have contained li accessible to cattle or other stock. These, not recognizing its difference from common salt, lick or eat it and as a result either die or get very sick. In case of poisoning from this chemical, the "administration of Infusions of coffee and alcohol and irritant clysters" is recommenced by govern' meat veterinarians. S.oil Mulch.—Nothing la more effec* tive as a mulch than fine soil. Straw, spoiled bay, leaves, pine needles, etc., are used to a Knitted extent in the culture of fruits and vegetables. These <* ecl * evaporation, keep the moist flud Ipa^e, »n4 h.#P to re- According to George W. Bell, United States consul at Sydney, the havoc played with Australia's chief industry by the succession of droughts of the last few years has been appalling. A few years ago New South Wales had nearly one-eighth of the sheep of the globe, and in value her annual wool crop exceeded all her other products combined. Now her proportion ,of the world's sheep is about one-thirteenth. While in her chief source of income and the chief means with which to purchase imports (wool) New South Wales has lost, since 1891, almost 22,000,000 head of sheep, in other live stock she has hardly held her own. Ropiness In Milk.— This peculiar condition of milk or cream, is due to a number of • micro-organisms which, often come onto a dairy farm quite suddenly. We can' assign, no plausibly pause for their appearance, an d ropy, stringy or slimy ffiUJk. impresses u,8 by its F, », (Cbpjrrigrht 1899 by Louis Klopsoh.) It seems as If the insectlle world were determined to extirpate the human race, it bombards the grain fields and the orchards and the vineyards. The Colorado beetle, the Nebraska grasshopper, the New Jersey locust, the universal potato-beetle, ieein to carry oil the work which was begun ages ago when the Insects buzzed out of Noah's Ark as the door was opened. In my text, the hornet flies out on its mission. It is a species of wasp, «w<ft In its motion and violent in its •ting, its touch is torture to man or beast We have all seen the cattle run bellowing under the cut of Its lancet. In boyhood we used to stand cautiously looking at the globular nest hung from the tree-branch, and while wo were looking at the wonderful covering, we were struck with something that sent us shrieking away. The hornet goes in swarms. It has captains over hundreds, and twenty of them alighting on one man will produce certain death. The Persians attempted to conquer a Christian city, but the elephants and the beasts on which the Persians rode were assaulted by the hornet, so that the whole army was broken up, and the besieged city was rescued. This burning and noxious insect stung out the Hittltes and the Canaanites from their country. What gleaming sword and chariot of war could not accomplish was done by the puncture of an Insect. "The Lord sent the hornet." My friends, when we are assaulted by great Behemoths of trouble, we bo- come chivalrlc, and we assault them; we get on the high-mettled steed of our courage, and we make a cavalry charge at them, and, if God be with us, we come out stronger and better than when we went in. But, alas for these inseotlle annoyances of life— these foes too small to shoot — these things without any avoirdupois weight— the gnats and the midges and the flies and the wasps and the hornets! In other words, it Is the small stinging annoyances of our life which drive us out and, use us up. In the best-conditioned life, for some grand and glorious purpose God has sent the hornet. I remark, in the first place, that these small stinging annoyances may cone in the shape of a nervous organ- iiatlon. People who are prostrated under typhoid fevers or with broken bones get plenty of sympathy; but who pities anybody that is nervous? The doctors say, and the family say, and everybody says, "Oh, she's only a little nervous; that's all!" The sound of a heavy foot, the harsh clearing of a throat, a discord in music, a want of harmony between the shawl and the glove on the .same person, a curt answer, a passing slight, the wind from the east, any one of ten thousand annoyances, opens the door for the hornet. The fact Is, that the vast majority of the people In this country are overworked, and their nerves aro the first to give out. A great multitude are under the strain of Lcyden, who, when he was told by his physician that if he did not stop working while he was in such poor physical health he would die, responded, "Doctor, whether I live or die, the wheel must keep going round." These sensitive persons, of whom I speak, have a bleeding sensitiveness. The flies love to light on anything raw, and these people are like the Canaanites spoken of in tho text or in the context — they have a very thin covering, and are vulnerable at all points. "And the Lord sent the hornet." AgaiP, the small insect annoyances may come to us in the shape of friends and acquaintances who are always saying disagreeable things. There are some people you cannot be with for half an hour but you feel cheered and comforted. Then there are other people you cannot be with for five minutes before you feel miserable, They do not mean to disturb you, but they sting you to the bone. They gather up all the yarn which the gossips spin, and retail it. They gather up all the adverse criticisms about your person. about your business, about your home, about your church, and they make your ear the funnel into which they pour it. They laugh heartily when they tell you, as though it were a good joke, and you laugh, too— outside. These people are brought to our attention ' in the Bible, in the book of Ruth. 'Naomi went forth beautiful and with the finest of worldly prospects, into another land, but after a while she came back widowed and sick and poor. What did her friends do when she came to the city? They ail went out, and instead of giving her common-sense consolation, what did they do? Read the book of Ruth and find out. They threw up their hands and said, "Is this Naomi?" as much as to say, "How awful bad you do look!" When I entered the ministry I looked very pale for years, and every year, for four or five years, many times a year I was asked if I had not consumption, and passing through the room I would sometimes hear people sigh and say, "A-ah! not long for this world!" I resolved in those times, that I never, in any conversation, would say anything depressing, and by the help of God I have kept the resolution. These people of whom I speak reap and bind itf the great harvest-field, of discouragement. Some day you greet them with a, hilarious ."goodrmorning," and they come buzzing at you wjth some depreia{n.g information, »ent the hornet." ** «The « ***** IB the vilify of Hamellu, years, find you should not have & pal* or ache niitil the last breath". "Not each one of us?" you say. 'tea; each one of you. "Not to your «&*- mies?" Yes; the Only different* 1 would Jnalte With them would be thai t would put a tittle extra gilt on IheAt Walls, arid a little extra embroidery oft their slippers. ftut, you say, "Wtf does hot God give us all these thittgaf" Ah! i • bethink myself. He Is wiser, ft wotild make fools and sluggards of us if we had our way. No inaa pUU his best picture in the portico or vestibule of his house. God meant this World to be ottly the vestibule of heaven, that great gallery of the universe towards which we are aspiring. We must not have it too good th this world or we would want no heaven. Polycarp was condemned to bt burned to death. The stake was planted. He was fastened to It. The fagots were placed around him, the fires kindled,,but history tells us that the flames bent outward like the canvas of a ship in a stout breeze, so that the flames, Instead of destroying Polycarp, were only a wall between him and his enemies. They had actually to destroy him with the poniard; tho flames would not touch him. Well, my hearer, I want you to understand that by God's grace the flames of trial, Instead .of consuming your soul, are only going to be a wall of defense, and a canopy of blessing. God la going to fulfill to you the blessings and the promises, as he did to Polycarp. "When thou walkest through the fire thou shall not be burned," Now you do not understand, but you shall know hereafter. In heaven you will bless God even for the hornet. A CHILD'S FANCY. sayg, there was an Invasion ot rats, and these small creatures almost devoured the town, and threatened the lives of the population, and the story is that a piper came out one da^ ana played a very sweet tune, and all the vermin followed him—followed him to the banks of the Weser, and then he blew a blast and they dropped in and disappeared forever. Of course, this Is a fable, but i wish 1 could, on the sweet flute of the gospel, draw forth all the nibbling and burrowltig annoyances of your life, and play them down Into the depths forever. How many touches did Mr. Church give to his picture of "Cotopaxi," or his "Heart of the Andes"? I suppose about fifty thousand touches. 1 hear the canvas saying; 'Why do you keep me trembling with that pencil so long? Why don't you put it on in one dash?" "No," says Mr. Church, "1 know how to make a painting; it will take fifty thousand of these touches." And I want you, my friends, to understand that it is these ten thousand annoyances which, under God, are making up the picture of your life, to be hung at last in the galleries of heaven, fit for angels to look at. God knows how to make a picture. I go into a sculptor's studio and see him shaping a statue. He has a chisel in one hand and a mallet in the other, and he gives a very gentle stroke- click, click, click! I say, "Why don't you strike harder?" "Oh," he replies, "that would shatter the statue. I can't do It that way; I must do it this way." So he works on, and after a while the features come out, and everybody that enters the studio is charmed and fascinated. Well, God has your soul under process of development, and It is the little annoyances and vexations of life that are chiseling out your Immortal nature. It is click, click, click! I wonder why some great providence does not come, and with one stroke prepare you for heaven. Ah, no; God says that is not the way. And so he keeps on by strokes of little vexations, until at last you shall be a glad spectacle for angels and for men. You know that a large fortune may be spent In small change, and a vast amount of moral character may go away in small depletions. It is the little troubles of life that are having more effect upon you than great ones. A swarm of locusts will kill a grain field sooner than the incursion of three or four cattle. You say, "Since I lost my child, since I lost my property, I have been a different man." But you do not recognize the architecture of little annoyances, that are hewing, digging, cutting, shaping, splitting and luterjolning your moral qualities. Rats may sink a ship. One lucifer match may send destruction through a block of store-houses. Catherine do Medicis got her death from smelling a poisonous rose. Columbus, by stopping and asking for a piece of bread and a drink of water at a Franciscan convent, was led to the discovery of a now world. And there Is an Intimate connection between trifles and Immensities, between nothings and everythings. Now, be careful to let none of those annoyances go through your soul un- arrnigned. Compel thorn to administer to your spiritual wealth. Tho scratch of a six-penny nail sometimes produces lockjaw, and the clip of a most infinitesimal annoyance may damage you forever. Do not let any annoyance or perplexity come across your soul without Its maldng you better. Our national Kovernment, when it Wanted money, did not think it belittling to put a tax on pins, and a tax on,buckles, and a tax on shoes. The individual taxes do not amount to much, but in the aggregate to millions , . , , . ,. .... and milieus of dollars. And I would and brlngs about tlmidi( * au d distrust An Explanation of What Scorns Preoo- clouaiiens In IniaRlniUivo Children. An active, healthy Imagination is one of the happiest gifts a child can possess. If we watch an intelligent child, 4 or 5 years old, who believes himself unnoticed, we will probably be ar*<Mi- ished at the richness and fertility of the fancy which can give life and color to dull, commonplace things, and weave whole stories and dramas around th» simple toy that U plainly stands for, says the Woman's Homo Companion. But we will perceive that even his wildest romances found themselves upon many facts, for free and frolicsome atf imagination may appear, it is subject to its laws. It deals with real things In a playful way; It embroiders, paints, molds, but it must have Its material, Its basis in actual life. What we call creative ability Is really nothing but the power to reconstruct, perhaps to connect several separate plans or pat-terns into a whole which seems different from the original. The child Is an artist who daubs his colors boldly, without any sense of the absurdities he may commit, and so he often produces effects that surprise others aa 1 well as himself. Many of the acts that seem so precocious because we suppose thorn to be the outcome of a well-considered plan are really happy accidents, not devoid of the merit of originality, but neither to be overpraised as work of gonlus. Childhood is one unbroken succession of experimentlngs. Play Is the proper and natural outlet for a child's thoughts. To restrain his motion Is to drive back his living fancy into the recesses of his mind, and this results In his confusion and unhappiness. Somo children who are forced to be still and passive' when they ara long'ing for action find relief in whispering over stories to themselves; but It is an unsatisfactory substitute for dramatic action. And It is also morally injurious, for the necessity of concealing one's ideas destroys after awhile the ability for fluent expression, have you. O, Christian man, put a high tariff on every annoyance and vexation that comes through your soul. Thia might not amount to much, in single cases, but in the aggregate it would be a great revenue of spiritual strength and satisfaction. A bee can suck honey even 'out of a nettle; and if you have the grace of God in your heart you can got sweetness out of .that which would otherwise irritate and annoy. A returned missionary told me that a company of adventurers rowing up the Ganges were stung to death by flies that infest that region at certain seasons. The earth has been strewed with the carcasses of men slain by insect annoyances. The only way to get prepared for the great troubles of life is to conquer these small troubles. What would you say of a soldier who refused to load his gun, or to go into the conflict because it was only a skirmish, saying, "I am not going to expend my ammunition on a skirmish; wait till there comes a general engagement, and then you will see how courageous I am, and what battling I will do!" The general would say to such a man, "If you are not faithful in a. skirmish, you would be nothing in a general engagement." And I have to tell you, O, Christian men, if you cannot apply the principles of Christ's religion on a small scale, you will never be able to apply them on a large scale. If I had my way with you I would have you possess all possible worldly prosperity, I would have you each one a garden—a river flowing through it, geraniums and shrubs on the sides, and the grass and flowers as beautiful as though the rainbow had fallen. I would have you a house, a splendid mansion, and the beds should be covered with upholstery dipped In the setting sun, I would have every halj ia your house set with statues and statuettes, and then I would have the four quarters of the globe pour in all their luxuries on your table, and you should, forks of silver and knives of gold, o£ our frlends - inlaid with diamonds Then you should ea,cb, one of the fljj§st h.or$e8 4 fl,p4 y HONEST PEOPLE Who Sometimes Wrong tbo Street Car Conductors by Thin I'enulliirlty. "Here Is your fare, conductor; you overlooked me, I'guess." The speaker was a well-dressed man of middle age. His'remark was made as he was making his way toward the rear platform of a trolley car to get off, after having ridden ten or twelve squares, and he accompanied it by handing over to the conductor a nickel. "That fellow thinks he is entitled to n gold medal for honesty," growled the conductor, as he pocketed the coin; "but he ought to have a leather medal for durned foolishness instead." "How's that?" queried the Saunterer, to whom the conductor's words were evidently addressed. "Don't you admire honesty?" "Certainly—when l\ comes in at the right time and place. But his. didn't. I'm paid for collecting a fare from every passenger who rides with me. If I don't get the coin .1 am likely to get the bounce. In order to see that I am getting the coin the company has a small army of spotters riding around with their eyes and their ears wide open. Follow me?" The Saunterer intimated that he caught the drift of what the conductor was saying. "Well," continued the latter, "I over' looked that fellow in the crowd. At least he says I did, and he ought to know, It is impossible to get everybody when the car Is jammed from front to back. NOW, suppose a spotter is on this car and has overheard what that fellow said, or saw him hand me the fare after having ridden a mile or over? Doesn't Jt look bad for me? Ain't I likely to get a good calling down, if not a lay-off or the bounce? Certainly J am. And do you wonder that I feel sore at that fellow? if a passenger manages to get past me, for half a dozen squares I would rather he or she keep, the tare than 49 it at me as a

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