Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on March 18, 1897 · Page 15
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Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, March 18, 1897
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i"*»H?ff*ags*»S>*«««»« •s FOR f«r F!fo«>« Ajatiiteroeat — - ft** of 8p«la WtfttJd *,»h« to With His t,ittle 8nbje«it« Boy S A V? . two dusty little shoes A-standlng by th« bed; They suddenly be* gan to talk, Ann tjila. Is ..what ihcv Ft & 1*31" "We're Just aS tired t- aa we can be, We've been most _ everywhere; And now our little master'rests— It rpaUy Is not fair. • "He's hnd his bath, and sweetly aleepa 'Twtxt sheets both cool and clean, "While We are left to stand outside; • Now don't-you think It mean? •"We've carried him from morn till night; : • ; He's _ciulte_forgot, that's plain; _ ™WMle-ietB~-we" watch,', and waltf^and- walt, Till morning comes again. "'And then he'll- tramp, and tramp, and The livelong Bummer'day. How this is what we'd like to do—: Just fcarry him away \ • • , * 8 Where he could never go to bed, But Btay up all the night, itJriwashed, and covered o'er with dust. 1 Indeedl 'twould serve him right." • The Elephant's Photograph.' 1C* The Elephant came in looking very Important. "I'm going to be photographed," he remarked. , Nobody spoke for some time, but presently the Owl blinked at him with ' an appearance'of some interest. "Will It hurt much?" he inquired. • ''Will what hurt?" asked the aston- hie f."~ e rr-H. <t:f 4ff any rnnr" thin I don't believe a word of it" "Neither do I," crlwl all the otters, and then they went home. , The Isiephant thougiht for a long time. • "Well, of all the Ignorant Fowls—" he said at last.—Graca Hartmans, ia Little Folks. . GAMES FOB EVENINGS, . Acting In this #ame each player fixes upon a proverb which he tells by actions instead of by words. The first player, for Instance, might come into the room holding a cup in his hand; then, by way of acting ihls proverb, (he might repeatedly make an appearance of attempting to drink out of the cup, but of being prevented each time by the cup slipping out of his hands, thus in dumb show illustrating the proverb, "There's many a slip 'twixtthe cup and the lip." The second might come into the room rolling a stone of something to rep- *eaetitjl t;i -After rolling it about, for some" 'time The "takes it upland exam-- ines it with astonishment, aa If something were wanting that he expected to find on i£; thus making it clear that his proverb IB: "A Boiling Stone Gathers No MOBS." If really good acting is done thla game may be made exceedingly Inter- eating. / Acting Rhymes. A iword is chosen by the company which is likely to have a good many other words rhyming with it, The first player then begins by silently acting some word that will rhyme with the one chosen; for instance should the selected, word be flow, the first aotor might Imitate an archer; and pretend to be shooting with a 'bow and arrow, thus representing the word "bow" or he might with an Imag- f "Being photographed." ' • - '"Well, of all the ignorant Owls—" "Don't you call ihe an ignorant fowl, elr," croaked the Owl fluffing up his feathers in a fine-tantrum. "I said 'Ignprant Owl,'" explained the Elephant "Do you think I would hurt the'feellngrof a bird of your position by calling him a fowl? No, not for-twenty trunks." The Owl'accepted the. apology in'the handsomest manner. "Of course if you didn't say it it's all right," he said; ''but, really, when it comes to fowls—" v "Of course, of course," hastily. assented the Elephant. "I quite under- stand'your feelings." • "Well," simpered Miss Opossum,""! dare say I am very stupid, but I must confess I do not know what being pho- togcaphed means." ' •; , " , And, it appeared,' neither did any of -the others, so .they appealed "to the UHephant. /' - ' .—~ -T O -fcirtheTnith7' he had-verylittle Idea himself, but of course (he could not 'acknowledge that after his rude remark to the Owl, so he tried to explain. "It's what'royalties and people of im- tft PT n—-" IJA hfl- or pretend to be on the water in a. boat, and make use of an imaginary boat (row)'. As each iword Is acted it should be guessed .by the spectators before the next one is attempted. • Blind rout man. In this game the first thing to be done is to appoint a postmaster-general and a postman. .The table must then be pushed on one side, so that when the company have arranged themselves round the room there may be plenty of room to move about. The postmaster-general, with, paper and pencil in hand, then goes around the room, and writes down each person's name,.linking with it the name of the town that the owner of the name chooses to represent. As soon as the towns are chosen, and all are in readiness, the postman is blindfolded, and placed in the middle of the room. The ter has been sent from 6ne town to another, perhaps from Txmdon to Edinburgh.. If so, the representatives of these two cities must stand, up and, as silently jtg_j>ossible, change seats. Poultry for front.. If rightly handled, hens will.lay from 150 to 175 egga a year, and s.a our average price for the year is about 25 cents ft dozen here in New England, our hens should produce from |3.12 to $3.87 worth of eggs alone, says Farm Poultry. Sell her to market .befora she motilte, and you add 50 cents more to the gross income, making $3.62 to $4.87 for each hem Deduct $1.25 for cost of food, and we have the comfortable profit of $2.50 to $3 for each hen. Keep In mind that it is the winter eggs that pay thb profit, and it is the pullets that we must look to for eggs in the winter. In order to get pulleta to lay In the fall, and have them produce a goodly supply of eggs all winter, they must <be early hatched and rightly handled. The late maturing and late laying pullets of this year means late breeding birds next spring, consequently more late hatched chickens to mature late next autumn^ and. not lay,until another winter, one season lapping over and crowding another, those late maturing birds producing the bulk o» their eggs at a time when everybody's hens are laying, and eggs can hardly be sold at a price, at whl<ch they pay any profit. The converse of this is equally true. Early hatched pullets, got to laying before cold weather, and kept laying, will be abundantly broody in March, which enables another supply of early hatched chickens, the pullets of which will be laying before cold weather comes on, and freely all through the winter, giving us another generation of early brooders and more early-hatched chickens. -The whole story of profitable^ poultry raising can be summed up In three short rules: First, hatch the thickens early; second, keep them growing,.so the pullets shall come to laying maturity before cold weather; third, keep them laying by good^aro and-good-food^- When Lsay, hatch the chickens early, I do not mean too early. The first of April is Iho best time to hatch chickens for fall and winter layers. . •"Anything like' vaccination?" said the Owl..': . , The Elephant looked at him with withering contempt. "Not in the least like Jt," he said, shortly. "Think any- 1 body would go and have that done for fun?? - " "Who's going to do it?" asked Miss Opossum. "The Monkey." v "What with?" ' .-..' "Oh, he's got the proper thing, I assure you," said the Elephant, "and he -knowB~-all~ about it; You- see.-it's -like this— an artist man came here a little' -•while ago with a box on three long legs, and he used to tie his head up in a cloth and look through a hole in the ' ''' '' While the transition IB Demg niaae, ills" postman is at liberty to secure one of the seats'for himself. If ho can do so, then the former occupant of the chair must submit to be blindfolded and take upon himself the office of postman. • Food for Chloki. ' A' poultry writer'gives the following as his practice: The chief food for tho first jBlx weeks is coarso oat meal, slightly moistened -with sweet milk If we have it, and waste bread from hotels and restaurants, which is thoroughly dried and ground to coarse crumbs in a bone mill. Fresh water and grit must be'provided. When six weeks old the chickens are "separated from their mothers, and put on the same grass fields. We • usually feed (hem but four times a day, giving them instead of the crumbs in tho morning, a feed of mixed meal, which is equal, parts of cornmeal, ground oats, shorts, fancy middlings (or red dog*, as It Is called in some localities). To this we add about-10-per-cent-(or-one-scqopfjjl in 10) of meat, -meal, or beef scraps. This mixture is moistened with, sweet milk or water, care being taken that it Is only so much moistened that it will be crumbly, not a soft mush. The "What did he do that for?" asked the Owl. ••/ ;•-'-•:: •'•:••"• • ' • • • "He couldn't see anything if his hea^ was tied up in a cloth," remarked Master Parrot. "Clever boy," said his father, approvingly., '• ., . "Well, I don't quite know what it was for," said the Elephant, thought- fully, "but he always did it; and one day he got his head In the cloth and couldn't see where he was going, so he tumbled into the river, and the Rhin'oceros had him for lunch— said he was very nasty, too, tasted of chemicals, and made htm ill." . "What became of the box?" asked the Owl. ; "The Monkey took it home," said the Elephant, "H& knows all about it, because he paw the man do it lots of times." • "What do you have to do when you go?" inquired the Owl,' after 1 a pause. "Oh, it's very simple. /You just ait down in front of the box an,d the man ties his head up', and looks at you through the hole." , ! , "Is that all?" said the Owl, very disappointed. "Oh, no! he takes you ion glass then." "Where does be take you?" asked the Owl. .''.• ; • . '. .. '• .*'-'•'. "He wouldn't' take you very far- on glass," said Master Parrot, and hla father gave him a peppermint drop for being so sharp. "He puts the glass in a little darjt cupboard," went on tho Elephant, taking no notice of Master Parrot's remark. "With you on it?" askea the Owl. "Of course not," said the Elephant, W&Q began tp get quitB irritable; "you doa't understsftd. He doesn't take we cm gHw»— oaly my taoe, you kpow." 4sw h« 4o with your body, t&f ttoe Owl. "First The Boy King; of Spain. The words of the old poet, "Born to command, trained up in sovereignty," describe Alfonso XIII., the 10-year-old King of Spain, who at his birth succeeded 'to the throne." Yet authority has its, disadvantages, and there are times,-no doubt,.when .the youngest sovereign in Europe envies his boy subjects, A writer in the English* Illustrated Magazine pictures Alfonso as a pale, thin and delicate-looking little fellow. . , It -was during his dally drive that I first saw him. With his fair hair inclined to be curly, his blue eye, and his face gentle in its expression of languor, the little king reminded me of that Philip IV., made famous by the pencil of Velasquez. The' thin lips were almost bloodless, the features seemed too fatigued to possess any definite expression except /or the far- off look of dreaming and patience in the eyes, ... ' •'••••. He smiled, nevertheless, continuously and rather drearily, and looked unmistakably bored: He seemed to be going through his afternoon's drive as he would go through any other of his innumerable royal duties, obediently but •mechanically. He was dressed in a sailor^ costume, his head bare-^a, small head, moreover, giving no pronv ise of intellect; and the little boy, look- Ing like one in the first days of convalescence from . some almost fatal fever, «till smiled mechanically as the_ carriage rolled slowly on. Alfonso XIII; baa an English governess among other instructors, 1 but tola education is under the direct and personal "Supervision" of his mother; His exalted rank prevents his indulging in the usual sporta of boyhood, and one of the stories, related. bf him has a pathetic side in this respect,- He was .day .gazing with, uncommon interest out of one of the windows of the royal palace in the direction of "the Manzanarea. He was asked -what he waa looking at, and he pointed out a couple of urchins who were busy, and happy making mud pies, and, Alfonso XIII begged, even with tears in his eyea, to be allowed to go and make inud plea with them. He was little consoled by the information t&at etiquette forbade kings to la- dulge ^e pastimes so xinexalted. At oilier timea Alfonso takes hl» monarchy more esdously, and fr0qu0att au arguaiiait by aauouueliig "I aw tie second feed,.Just afterTh'e middle forenoon, is the coarse oatmeal mentioned above; early in the afternoon, a light feed of cracked wheat is given them, and towards night a feed of whole wheat or cracked corn, one on one day. the other the next.' , Twice a week we have fresh meat (butcher's trimmings), cooked and chapped fine, which Js mixed with the coarse oatmeal for the second feeding. We have also a bone cutter, and on two days in the week the .chicks have a good time wrestling or tumbling over each other in their eagerness to get the fresh-cut Done, the cut-bdheTtaking the place of one of the regular feeds. •••• -. • .' . - .- • ;•-.- -• & Warming the Poultry House. . While there are many ways by which a poultry-house can 'be made warm, yet but few make it an object to furnish heat, eays an exchange. The cheapest and easiest method is to hang a lighted stalble-aantern in the poultry-house, suspending it from the middle of the roof. The vessel holding the oil should, have sufficient capacity for permitting of holding a supply for the night, and the wick should not be turned too high. It Is not necessary to have the temper-^ atura higher than fifty degrees, and' as there is quite an amount of heat given off from a lamp,'the temperature wl.ll be raised to that point if the house Is not too open; it w*ll also assist in dry-. ing the walls and preventing dampness. There will be no liability of foul air or injury from the lamp in winter. • A Novel Gape Cure.—-Says tha Farm Journal; "A <yery simple method of curing the gapes In chicks, and one that Is successful In the hands of some persons, la to pinch the windpipe. With the left hand hold the head of the 'bird up and the neck straight, and with the thumb and finger of the right hand pinch the windpipe smartly, slightly rolling it Begin asjow down as possible and follow it upward tp the mouth. Be careful to release It frequently to give the bird a chance to cough up thejaarasltes." . : "WhHs Jjeghorns.—The single comb WhUe Leghorn IB a very valuable fowl, especially tor commercial purposes. They are rightfully called "egg-machines," and are consequently moneymakers. Properly housed and their habita.studied; they will be found most profitable to keep. By turning In the cockerels for broilers, and selling their large white eggs at the highest figure, each pullet should average at least three dollars profit per y«r, and a flock, liiciudlag males, eliould iucreasa tfeis materially.—IB*.,__ ' better ad#$>ted than for tKHite of the work Small Farm*. The tendency of the times is to do things on a large scale, and too many are disposed to do much or to dp nothing. This Is a fast age, and but few are. disposed to go slow—all want to keep up with the procession, writes P. H. Brewst^r in Horns and Farm. The result is thousands are left in poverty and despondency, who, if they would be satisfied to undertake no 'more" than Their ability enables them to accomplish, might succeed In making a good living and something to spare. In too many Instances the farmer of limited means, instead of improving his small farm, and of increasing Its production from year to year, becomes ambitious to enlarge his possessions, which he often, does by going in debt, which, causes him. to deny himself and his family for years to come, not only all the luxuries of life, •but also many of its comforts, in order that he may "finish paying for his to be satisfied with a small farm and devote all his time and energy in making It produce as much as one many times larger, and consequently equally as valuable? It requires no argument to prove that an affirmative answer to this question is the correct and proper one; yet,'notwlthstandlng this fact has been so often demonstrated, those who adopt the policy of making "two blades of grass grow where but one grew before" are exceptions to the general rule and are largely In the minority. The farmers in this section, and in fact in every section with which I am familiar, are "land poor." They have plenty of land, but little else, and many of them still want "all that joins -them." It is true that a large majority are in debt, and find that farming does not pay, but they have tho satisfaction of knowing 4hat • tiioy-owa^hoJattd,^^^?.^^ 0 taxes on it. '. By cultlya'tlng" a large area, and qslng commercial fertilizers •liberally, a considerable amount of cotton and some corn may be raised on it, and the poor farmers manage to get along somehow, while they continue to hope that better times will come, a wave of prosperity will sweep over the country, and that money will flow into their pockets! la it not remarkably strange that so many of us "know the right, approve it, too; condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue!". In regard to many things, we are "always learning, yet never coming to a knowledge of the truth." Cow 1'eag ; , The Georgia experiment station has published a bulletin, which gives some valuable information in regard to different varieties of the cow pea, Forty- Blx varieties were tested at the station with the following results: hence the variety best adapted to high latitudes, is the New Era. This, matures in a little more than sixty days from the time of planting. Other very early varieties are -Congo, White Giant, J^r-h »',' Sunday Monday TnnmJajr Wednesday Thnrwtay Friday Sfitardfty 7 V !«• 2-i 34 36 20. 32 18 20 14 tr>. 29 <4 38 35 43 33 28 r*. .to «l 28 8-2 41 22 25 "£? s Si 48 46 46 47 40 31 5 35 ra 28 21 27 18 17 .'..NEW. To-morrow there will be a chance to get in touch with the latest triumphs of fashion and tt> to view what is beautiful and dainty iri the new spring styles. Handsome Suitings— la all of the new colors, new blues, new greens, new tane, silk and wool etamieres, small checks for skirts and suits, representing values up to $1.60, choice of this grandQO _ collection - xOl> SilkandWoolSuitings 10 pieces handsome silk and wool mixtures, Checks etc., in all of the new and popular colors, 7! values, per yard 50 Pieces New Spring Dress Qoods=- f • In 42 inch checks, 38 inch twills, all wool mixtures, all of the new pop. ular colors represented, sold regularly at 40c, 35c, 20c. Choice of the entire collection, per yard ^ {? _ Percales*- 50 pieces choice shirting and waist styles of Percales, regular 9c values. Choice - }*(= Jt nose than on? «"h!ch ?* t«ittt- «4 up. By bfttng regnlsr In jrtMf few* tares for a te'w month 5 ! you wfH «,tt*la results wftleh will winwi^ F** 81 - Frecftlea are a htMrane® to b«awty «t complexion and ' should be carefully avoided, Tfe6 skin, shoals be 0na s*»$ free from wrinkles. Do not on any se- count permit the accumulation of f»n~ volutions nnder the eyes, as they j$v& an appearance of age aad d«J not enhance the phylscal is perttR-ps as destructive to. as trip hammers to watclj crystals- It induces frowning, a habit not to lie too severely condemned. On "retiring at night tie a ribbon very' ygb,tlf across tie forehead. Should you be worried during the night the ribbon will prevent the corrugations of the brow incident to worry, and thus prevent the formation of wrinkles. Tfa* face should be anointed every night fwlth a mixture composed of etearlne, oleomargarine, acetic acid and eWorld* of lime. .It certainly can do no more harm than tho washes and cosmetics in-daily^use—Bathe the face as HiflS as possible. Avoid hot water. Tepid water mingled with, some Bootck -whisky taken at frequent Intervals will enhance the complexion and .impart to it a characteristic brilliancy. Late suppers and champagne have an Influence upon the complexion which cannot be overestimated. By, all means have the face enameled, for enamel IB all that it is cracked op to be, Dresden china when suitably- flred is to be preferred, although I have Been some really artistic effects In Delft The coating may be removed at will with a cold chisel and'an ordinary carpenter's mallet. Do not UB& an adz unless occasion demands IV The complexion mask Is almost a necessity. Some women should wear them constantly. A Japanese ecreea. will also serve the some purpose. Tb» use of either tacks or putty in the sa* jui^g^o^tJ^eima^jtoJthjejCacoJls not ^ to be enobumged," except In'oasefl it 18 deemed advisable to'retain th* mask in lieu of the natural complexion.; Toil du Nord Ginghams In all of the choice new spring styles, pretty checks and stripes, Providing. Smith—I didn't know you betted? Jones—Yes, I have a "system." Smith—Is't any good? Jones—Very good, if only the horeea I back'win.—Judy. per yard. Chocolate and Vacuum. Second— The heaviest yielder of vines is Red Ripper, followed closely by Forage or Shinney, Black and Unknown. , Third— The heaviest producers of peas are Unknown, Calico, Clay and White Brown Pull. Fourth — The yield of peas, as a rule, though not invariably, parallels the yield of vines. Fifth— For hay, the erect varieties ara preferable to those of a recumbent habit, since the mower cuts them all. The "best of the erect varietiesjire Jhe_ Unknown, Clay and Whippodrwill. Sixth— Where, a dense mass of vines is wanted to remain all winter on the ground, Calico, Gourd, Black and Constitution are preferable, Seventh—The best table are the Sugar Crowder, Mush, Large Lady, Small Lady and Rice. Eighth — The best stock pea for field grazing of either cattle or hogs is the Black. It will remain in ground all winter 'without injury. Everlasting, Red and Red Ripper are also good. Ninth— For an "all purpose" pea the Unknown leads the list. Clay, however, closely contests first place. Unknown and Wonderful are identical. Seed Potatoes.— Lay aside this winter some of the best potatoes 'for seed. You must not expect fine, large potatoes from ismall. seed. The continual planting 'of small seed is Just what ruins our potatoes. A person can take a variety of potatoes and Increase the seed and productiveness by ejecting the very largest for planting every year for several years. Same way with everything else. If you want the best, plant the beat—Wallace's Fanner and Dairyman, ;.:.-. - • ' ,' : v • , : .. • • ' •. ; 80 West 8d St. Opposite Bandolph Houee. 5O Cords of Wood For Sale' at $2.5O to $3.0O per Cord Delivered. M.. 0. WH ABFJEIJX -s Locust and NintfcStrs. 5 Blocks froqa Post Office. ForSale. Good desirable Lots, high, dry, and cheap. Prices ' and terms right. * Call and see me. J. A,Kjlgonr ): Office Corner 1st Ave and 3rd Str. Notes, • -We want more fanners' institutes,. .. The field pea should be more extensively grown. Avoid the mortgage. It is a good thing to let alone. It pays better to give eome cows away than to keep them. Plant eome trees in your pasture; the cows will appreciate it. ' The, small farm Is safest, The mortgage la Biualer an,d also taxes and hired help. Clear away that alder swamp, and you will have some of the best land on your farm. . The farm owner that toas no mortgage or debts alone la Independent. We want more independent farmer*. , If it is hard to sell the large farm, divide it up into 8 number of arniUler ones. You will tea dolcg the public * To Those in Need,of Disk Harrows and Corn Planters, We are prepared to offer the farmers in this vicinity exceptional bargains in DISK HARROWS and CORN PLANTERS, furnishing machines that are unequalled for simplicity, (durability, and superior quality of work, and urge thai all parties interested <jall and inspect our samples and get our figures for Cash, before making purchases of goods in this line, : : : KEYSTONE MFG -A> ROCK PAU4

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