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KINO Wflfi If. You may tell of your armored cruiser", Ami your great ships of the lino; And swift or slow tuny steamers go Across Hie billowy brine. Mke thunder may the cnnuon boom To greet Ihelv flags unfurled. And for an hour they may have power To rule the frightened world. ^ Fit)in oi-enn shore 1o oeenn shoro> Lie lines of gleaming steel. Ami nlfiht or dny, we ue«v ulway The ring of rushing wheel; Though buffiilo Imve left the plain, And Indian tents nre furled, Nor steam nor hand nt wealth's command Can rule Hie busy ivorlil. Hut where the hillside rises fair In terraces of green, And on tho plain, where wind and rain Sweep fields of golden sheen, Where sturdy yellow Htnlks nrlse, With bannered bends unfurled, Hero you tuny greet the great King Wheat, The ruler of the world. Oh, hills may shako mid vales resound Beneath the flying Tar, And driven by slcani and winds n-bentn Our ships ride fast nud fnr; Cities may crumble 'neuth the guns Which guard our Hag unfurled, •Yet nil shall grect-at * last -King Wheat, For hunger rules the world. —Ninette M. I.owiiter, In Youth's Coni- imulou. MY SIN, Whou I wan n young man I fell Inlove, as young men generally do, wi'th the girl who came handiest. This particular girl happened to be Belle .Purton, nnd I devoted myself to her, rode with her, bouted with her (It was a country place where, we met), -walked with her, talked with her, begged her for the roses she wore in her hair and tried (lu'vain), for i was no j poet, to make, sonnets not only to her "eyebrows," but to her hair, her cheeks and her Illy white Viands. In fact, 1 went through the pretty dream of first love as most young people do, and i( ended, as it generally docs, In an unpleasant -awakening. One day a stage arrived at tho hotel with a doxou dashing Now Yorkers for passengers. The next, one of them obtained an introduction to Belle Burton. There was no doubt whatever that he was handsomer than men usually nre. or that his grace and accomplishments were equal to his personal charms. Handsome Arnold he was generally called, nnd girls went into raptures over his large., long-lashed eyes and blonde mustache, nnd men feared his broad shoulders, deep chest and splendid proportions. For my part, I hated him-from the first, for no sooner had he appeared upon the carpet than Belle seemed utterly to forget my very existence. I suppose she had never cared anything about me, but she Infd flirted with tno while there was no better fun to'be had, and,I was old enough to know that the mau she loves i.s the one no woman ever flirts with. With Arnold she wns'rather graver than with most men, but her eyes sparkled as ho approached her. She blushed when bis name was mentioned, and cared for nothing hi which he had not some share. In fact, it was us plain that she was In love with him as that he was devoted to her; and there was no doubt In any one's mind that all this would- end iu u wedding. It was a good thing, said the old people, ,for poor Belle Burton "bad nothing." For my part, it seemed to me that all tho luck wns Arnold's. I had never thought myself very Ill- looking before, but now 1 was wretchedly conscious of all sorts of deficiencies. I looked iu the glass many timo.s n day. I spout half my time criticis- ing my countenance, and longing vainly for tho charms of handsome Arnold. I could not hope to possess,them, even should I use all the hair oil and cosmetics of (he advertising columns of the daily paper, nud bribe to my aid the tailor who best understood the art of padding shoulders; but next to.hav- ing a. fairy transformation effected for my benefit, I should have been pleased to see Arnold lose his beauty. I hope I've boon • forgiven for U. 1 1; scarcely can forgive myself, but I (could have prayed thnt some ban [might fall upon him-I hat he might [break his limbs, or catch the small-pox j or somehow spoil his complexion or I figure, 1 was not a wicked young fiend by i nature, but love, which, when it liros- } porn, is tho most humanizing emotion i of tho soul, Is most likely to develop i nil the evil emotions of one's nature j when it comes to grief. I should have taken my depart lire [and put myself out of the way of hourly torture, but. I did not do so | -wisely. I lingered about Iho place laud did snmll things to spile the happy pair—Intruded on their lete-a-tetcs, managed to force the society of some [excellent nnd loquacious matron or I some troublesome child upon them, f looked (luggers of contempt at him and [forgot to pass tho butter to her. At j last a grand chance for annoying him [occurred. Ho was a good rider and [proud of his accomplishment, and he ! had u. restive, nervous animal which he boasted no one could ride but him- i self. I had hoard him declare himself [perfect, master of the creature, who [hud never given him serious friTkible IHIIVO once, when suddenly brought. Into Itlio preHonco of an artist, who was (sketching under a white umbrella. "That," said handsome Arnold, "was Homelhlng Prince could nol'understand bind It made him forgot who hold the In-Idle." An ho cuuio prancing up to Iho gale, or rode away.wllh an air, 1 used to for an artist with a white umbrella. I desired to see that fellow 1111- icated and inglorloimly turned Into [ho mud. That would have made uie gappy; nnd once when he hud offended i more than ever by his gallant stylo jMUltf' 1 sauntered out Into the ia*5fcurKlng him In my Inmost soul (•what should 1 "py In Ihe uild- ho grans. Intent upon u bunch Ij-, but u fat pro-HuphuolHe, art- ilte mill, a Hupping lint and j uUetobltitf umbrella Unit would , jTl'lghloiieil the clorgymuu'M gray wlio was nearly u« old a* liliu- ft Into hehiB a runaway. ruglicd toward this urlUI with on- tfyjBlHHW. ' l "" k "" '">' lm( tu ul1 "' ' gala; ' "Sir, I rejoice Unit one of your «lorl- oils n*afi>HHlim has at Inn! vlnltwl us. You love the minute. I MOO. Have you noticed the spldervvebi* on llui bliick. lichen «t H' 1 ' Hll'U of tliu ItlDi', the ilow spnrhling on (he silvery Him, Ilie delicious fruit glowing.belieitth-- linvn you neon Hint, ttlv'f" The pro-Hapbfiellto artist scratched his head with his brush, and said: "Well, no, I ain't." "Will you come and see It. sir?" 1 wild. "Will you make it Immortal on your cnhvas'r" The pre-ltnplinollto artist replied: 'Well, 1 wouldn't mind." I Old not rare whnt ho said. so.thnt ho onnw. My object was not nrt, It was the white umbrella. I desired to have him seated where Iho eyes of IniudRomo Arnold's r«nllvo Prince would fall upon him ns hr> turned the corner of Iho garden walk, nud to that very spot I beguiled my artist, nnd there stationed him, and when ho had settled with Chinese precision to hi* spldorwob« nnd blackberries, hid myself behind n tree to enjoy the comic scene I fully expected would follow, I lienrd Imivdnome. Arnold bid adieu to the ladles. I heard the pot I or of his horse's feet upon the road, and In n moment more 1 nriw him come gnyly on, a smile upon his handsome face, n rich color on bis cheek—youth, health, strength nud happiness expressed In every curve and outline of his,statuesque form. The next: Instant Prince had seen tho white artist and the white umbrella. And then—then, heaven forgive mo, not the amusing spectacle of handsome Arnold's discomfiture that I had hoped to see. Mo kept his Kent, while Prince, rear- Ing and plunging, dashed wildly away with him toward a precipitous path along the cliff sldo, and vanished like a mad thing, with his rider still upon his back, going straight toward a certain awful precipice which overhung the rocky river shore below. I cannot go on. They picked him up just p.llve, no more, at the foot of the precipice; and they carried lilui, a mere mass of broken bones and bleeding flesh, back to the great hotel. Late ut night I crept softly upstairs on my way to bed, and passing Belle Burton's door, board those slow, heavy sobs that tell of a breaking heart issuing thence. "He cannot live," .the messenger had said, and I was, perhaps, doubly a murderer. I thought seriously of adding to my crime by committing suicide that awful night. But poor Arnold did live. He had n wonderful constitution, unbroken, as ill! the men who knew him knew, by dissipation of any kind, and It Is hard to kill such a man. He lived, and strength returned to him at last; but no one would ever call him handsome Arnold any more. He had fallen on his face on tho horrible jagged rocks, and during bis Illness all his bonny brown hair had turned gray. No one would know him, they told me; nnd so powerfully bad his beauty and his sweetness affected even men of coarse natures that they uttered these words for the. most part, with tears In their eyes. As for myself, I would far rather have seen a ghost; Yet the sight wns forced on me. One day I received a note from him, asking me to come to the hotel, and it was signed—Henry Arnold. I had no choice. I could not refuse. I went to him. As I saw him seated In a gront a«Tn- olniir in the room to which the waller showed me—as he rose and advanced toward me, and I saw that: he limped heavily-—I wonder that I did not die. 1 felt the blood leaving my face, and I IHIW the hot Hush rise to his, as he noticed the shock he gave me. But lie only said: "Sit. down. It is kind of you to come." 1 staggered to n chair and I saw nothing for » while: yet through It all, 1 wondered what, be thought oJ' my strange conduct, anil hated myself for my weakness, j At last he spoke: "I see how I—how my appearance affects you," he said, very sadly. "It is n horrible thing that I am trying to grow used to. I wish 1 had broken my neck. Of course, any man would, under the circumstances. But I did not ask you to come that I might say that to you. I want you to take a note from mo to a lady at your aunt's house, if you will be so kind. 1 elioose you because you are, as It were, one of the family, and you will be very careful and—kind. I know. It Is Miss Belle Burton. I hoped to marry her one day. Of course till that Is over now. No one would—no woman could —overlook my hideous appearance." His voice broke a little, but he went on bravely: "So I have written to her. I do not want her to see me, and I shall go abroad in n week or so, and- you'll tell her you—you've seen mo, you know. I have loved her very much. 1 always shall; and this Is terribly hard." He broke down entirely there, and took ii letter from Ills bosom and put It into my hand. "filvo It to her," ho said and turned away. 1 took II from his hand and left him. I went. Htmight to Hollo Burton. 1 found her lu tho garden, nud I told her from whom 1 came and gave her the missive. She road It through gravely, but without tears. Then she looked at me with eyes that had Mich a solemn, holy look In them as one would hope to see In an angel's. "Kdwnrd," she said, "he says ho Is frightfully altered; is il soV" "Yes," 1 answered. "Do you know what ho has written V" she said, softly. "1 guess what It Is." "My poor boy!" said she. "As If any thing would change mo but a change in Ids heart. Will you tako me to him. KdwnrdV 1 must go at once." "Command me," 1 said. She caught up the wide straw lull on the bench beside her and drew oil her gloves, and took my arm. 1 never loved her so well as I did then, bill, for once, It was with a perfectly unselfish love. I know what she was about tu do and 1 blessed her for It. And so I took her to him; my liniid opened Iho door of his room for her-, my eyes saw yes and gladly -Hull however that changed face' might affect others, II only made her love for him more lender. 1 saw her rush Into Ids arms and hide her head on bin shoulders; and then I went softly away and hid myself where no one could sue me, n ml cried like u baby. Ah! well, that Is a good* while ago. nud Uioy have been very happy. The ulg fellow Is almost as graceful as ever, and us for hit* face-1 do nol think It would mat lor much to mo what my fnce WIIH if any one loved It iu well li« Hello docw Ills. 1 go to Men them KoiiicllmcH, and my mm! fuui'i' "f kneeling down and con- foxing my Hliarc In Iho horrible affair of the pax! It quite abandoned, lie tildes, Hollo's daughter IH uixtcen now. utul 1C uu old fellow of well, who knows wlint niny happen in the future-. Only that would be another story quite, nml t need not toll !t hero. If. Is written, II Is written. HORN-DHVOURINO I.ARVAR. Soft-Bodied Insects Which Put Holes In Living Anlmiln' llornn. A curious fad which for ninny years IIIIR proved, a bone of contention among scientific men has just boon decided. Sportsmen and miturallsls when bunting In 1 nrt In ami Africa have from time io tlnm had brought tinder their notice file horns of various species of deer nnd buffalo which have been more or less perforated by Insects. On careful examination It was found that the little creatures wliloli tunneled nnd i>uido their homo In the hard fibre of the. horn were tho enter pillars, or larvae of n moth, belonging to Ihe same family ns tlie common ami- nil too famlllur clothes moth. From their diminutive »!»>, the inolhs belonging to this family have received the name ot tluoldno, and It has been observed that they nre nil more or loss given to making their homes In strange places during the larval stage of their existence. The little larvne of our old enemy tho clolhes moth, for Instance, make for themselves protective cylinders out of the cloth they so greedily devour. Sometimes these, tubes a very curious appearance, owing to their having enlarged us the insect lias grown nnd different colored materials uw-'d for the new portions of the old case. Tho larvno of another branch of this family deck tliemselvcs out with floral garments, the calyx of the flower of the common marjoram being a very popular dress, while others aro of a. mining disposition and love V> excavate elaborate tunnels iu (lie leaves of the honeysuckle. Strange as these habits appear, It is yet more wonderful that a species of these soft-bodied Insects should .be. capable of boring so bard a substance as the antlers of a deer. During the forty-five or fifty years that these horn-devouring larvae have been under observation the various stages of their existence have been successfully noted, from the laying of the egg upon the horn by the mother moth to the final appearance of her offspring as perfect male and female Insects. Tho larvae, on emerging from th< egg, bore down into the horn, and when they have eaten their fill and aro ready for their chrysalis sleep they tunnel up to the surface, so that, they may have a convenient exit by which to make their escape when the pupa! sleep is over and they have become perfect moths. But, although so much of their life history was known, there still remained one problem unsolved. This knotty question waif that no one knew for certain whether these larvae attacked the horns and antlers of the buffalo and deer whilo the animals wore alive or only after death. After many years of speculation and conflicting opinions It has at last been conclusively proven that these Insects do infest the horns of living quadrupeds, for the news has just come to hand that both the larvae and chrysalis have been taken from the horns within au hour of the death of the animals to which they belonged. Onml Otiernnoy Cow. The rut shown Hi*! (iuornsry cow, Mix* Bobolink, 2ir>7, A. (!. C. C,, bred mil owned by Mr. N. I. Bowditch, South Krnmlnghnm, Mass. Kroin Oc- ober 1, 18!)0, to October 1. 1807, she gave 12.4H7 pounds of milk, average ost 4.8 per cent, butter fflt. This equals "iJW.flS pounds butter fnt, or <«W.4« pounds butter for one year. Comparing this performance wllli Unit of other isvssas MISS nonor.iXK. nnlinals of the same breed, it Is seen that Miss Bobolink has made the second best milk nnd butler record of any Guernsey, and has nearly equalled the best record. The ^est records now staud: Cow. a . §SS £" £ ™vi t-n. a ^ CS **.£ "t t, K** C3 — L I I y Alexnndro (10B9) 1^,850 7.2 • * Iln-tonne <:)060) ..11,218 r>.47 OOifll 007 Minn Holiullnk (2ir,7> 1L',437 4.8 5110.88 090.46 Funtlne Swmul (3790) 9,748 0.81 B1C.60 CCC.aO •Only one lest. In addition, to the above performance, Miss Bobolink was milked three Months longer, nud gave from October 1, 1897, to January 1, 1808—2,480.5 pounds milk, which tested D.S per font, butter fat, or 1511.87 pounds butter, making the total record for the fifteen months: 1-1,1)17.5 pounds mlllt—840.83 pounds "butter. The picture from which the cut was made was taken January 23, 1S98, or after fifteen tuonhs' work, yet on that day she gave twenty-one pounds milk. Why the English Are Brave. Sir Walter Besant comments upon the Frenchman's view or the English thus: "Just after reading the latest accounts of the battle of Omdunnan, 1 was turning over the pages of a French traveler In Kuglaud. He allows tho great courage of the English nation; to this quality lie pays the just tribute of admiration. But he accounts for it in a remarkable and unexpected manner. You will be surprised, dear render, to learn thnt our fellows fought so well at Atbara and at Omdurman because—unless the national character Is completely changed —they aro possessed of the English melancholy. We aro so sad that we care nothing about our lives. We are all like that soldier of Anllgonoiis, who was tho admiration of the army for fils intrepidity. The King, observing. Unit he was of a pale and sickly appearance, sent him to the physicians who removed a pulnfnl disorder. Alas! his valor eoasod; ns'soon as be could enjoy life..he desired to prolong It. My traveler also Informs me that tho Chevalier Bayard, the bravest of his countrymen, was always ill; while Iflclmrd Coour do l.iou. the renowned, became the Hammer of Islam while ho was suffering horribly and continually from a quartan fever. Had he recovered and escaped the arrow of Cioiirdou, Unit glorious Caplaln would perhaps have become a poltroon. After this, il will not surprise us to hear that the Sidar's army was compose/I entirely of troops suffering from melancholia or toothache." Adventures of a Cola. "If an old cola could only talk whal strange adventures It might, tell," remarked a ('anal .street druggist, twirling a silver piece ho hud just received from a customer. "Now, this half dollar was coined In 1848. ihe year tho great gold crax.o began In California, and 1 should say by its looks that U has been In pretty constant circulation over since. Think what a volume of trade Unit represents. If It purchased Us face value only mice a day, which Is cerlaiuly a modest estimate, ll has done well on 10 $10,000 worlh of business, in Ihe hall' century It has boon going the rounds. That's qnlle a record, Isn't llV And 1 dare say Unit curious things •have liappoiiod lo ll in Its joiirnoy- Ings. ll has been borrowed and stolen and losl and lent: ll has been hoiirdod by misers nnd squandered by prodigals, and who knows how ofien 11 has boon Iho last coin lu the pocket uf a suicidoV ll ninsl have lain on gaming tables and rallied In church boxes and hold down the eyelids of Ilio dead. There is no lolling in what far away countries U has traveled, and what fantiisllo foreign things It may have bought.. I never linger one of these old coins without a certain House of awe and an Inclination lo stop, no matter how busy I may bo. and do a llule day dreaming over Its history." Now Orleans Tlines-Dcino- oral. General Wheeler's Remark. One of the brightest things said about Ilie pro-Cuban war, or any other war, wan dropped by "Fighting Joe" Wheeler tho other day at the Windsor Hotel reception to Mrs. (iriini: "The Klrcnglb of American arms In war ctiiuox solely from the soldiers' memory of the women they have left behind." The old uoldlcr Is IIM gallant as ho Is brave. He hiu a happy faculty of saying Ihe right thing at the right llmi', iiuil uf i\u\ng Il,--N«nv York Growlnc Corn After Cora. In sill Eastern corn growing the usual rotation never allows two corn crops to succeed each, other without several years Intervening. Tlio corn is always planted on clover or grass sod, and after It some small grain follows for one or perhaps two years when the Held is again seeded, and after two or more years the. corn comes In the rota tion again. So if corn smut appears In one crop It has no chance to propagate except what Is blown into adjoining fields, or Is carried to the barn and so disseminated through the manure pile. In the West the growing of corn aftei corn on the same laud was continued so long that the fields were filled with • smut and the' land had to be seeded down so as to allow the smut spores to die out. Grov/lng com after corn also j developed the burrowing worm, which is hatched in the tips of ears while tender, and eats its way into the corn while in Its succulent stage. This worm has sometimes appeared In Eastern States where a great deal of corn Is grown. It is probably true that no crop can be ex • clusively grown In any section without . sometime finding an insect enemy or ' some fungous disease to destroy it. So though two crops of corn will not exhaust the soil more than would a cro[: of small grain after the corn, and In most cases not so much. It is not best to put them together. The corn stubble is necessarily left naked during the fol- ' lowing winter, and is therefore subjected to more freezing and thawing anil more washing away on the soil than If the land were seeded quickly after it.— American Cultivator. S.Oft.T crises of Illness from trichinae nnd 207 deaths. Of 1110.10, 1,242 canes and 1<v.J death* wore from ihe Pitting of European pork examined In (Jermnny. There wns not one ease against the American product, and a reward of $238 lias been offered fur a single Instance of trirhimiod American pork. - Hutehol's and Packers' Magazine. Oeene Mimt Grave. The goose Is as much a grazing anl« male as a sheep or a cow. Green stuff being Its natural diet, the transition In winter to grain exclusively Is more violent than In (he case of hens, which, In a state of nature, do not feed principally iijion herbs, but upon Insects, seeds and a little of everything. Of 'ourse, geese will not starve In winter mil early spring, even If allowed not'i- ng but grain, bin the greediness'with vhlch they will devour such fresh food as apple parliigs. cabbage, potatoes, •tc., shows the urgency of ttielr need 'or It. In filler-making time a few mslicls of seedling apples, that will p well, should be laid by In the cel- ar for the geese. It Is worth all the rouble just to see the evident enjoy- neiit with which they eat them, to say milling of the promotion of their thrift. /ot the young goslings out on sumo ine grass plot and see them pick. At light they will come up with their crop ind neck full up to their mouth, Olvc hem grass.—Farmer's Voice. Kcgln Uiaht with Turkey*. • They are as easy to raise as chickens if one has the right stock, Hut most :ieople pick out all the largest birds to nnrket at Thanksgiving and Christmas nnd keep the small ones, with the impression, I suppose, that they will grow if given time. This Is a great mistake, as In a Mock you will always find a few better developed, bigger-boned birds ind these Invariably have the constitution we need for breeding purposes. To vlio a success select the best hens In the flock; good deep, blocky birds, will: big IKJHC and short legs, and dispose of the long-legged, loose-built ones. 1 llni the Bronze the hardiest, but a cross- with the wild would perhaps stil further Improve them. Tliu blgges drawback with the wild cross is, thej are hard to keep near the home and an easily frightened. Having selected you breeding stock, which is best to do In the fall, winter them and let them rui out all the time.—Alex. Johnston. 1,03 Chicken Home. Here Is the plan of chicken coop bull of logs. First'lay the sill logs and toe nail on the corners, making the logs by 4 by 8 feet nud a by « by S feet Spike those two together and brae A Twin Cucumber, Mr. Alex. Weir, Uavensworth I'. O. Muskoka, Out., writes to the Montreal Herald and Star, as follows; I have A T.WIN CUCUMBKIl. taken the liberty of for warding you i twin cucumber which I raised this | year, and It Is the first I have met with ' in all my growing as a gardener. Product! of Wild Luna. Aside from Its crop of trees will which uncultivated land Is mostly eov ered, It also produces nuts, berries am other fruits which are always In theli season to be found In city markets. Tin whortleberry and Us near relative, the huckleberry, are always grown wild, as they need just the dampness and sbadi that they fluil In forests and low, wilt land. But the wild blackberries NIK raspberries still constitute a consilient bio portion of the fruit Hold in city mar kets. lu most cases this self-growl fruit Is regarded as the properly of whoever wishes to gather it. Tin huckleberry patches are, however, oftei reserved by owners of the land, am those wishing the fruit niusl pay foi it, or, us Is usually done, dividing I after It Is picked. Hui-VCllllIU A|)j>ICH. The harvesting of apples is one uf thi most important duties eonnceled will the crop- '''he Unie has gone by wliei apples could be uliaken from the trees or picked up from the ground as wind falls. Tin: best success in keeping them over winter Is when not a slngh apple In n barrel Is bruised or injuivi In any manner. Just as soon as tin skin I* broken the apple begins lu decay, and for Unit reason they must bi carefully picked by hand and handled In a manner to prevent the slightest In Jury as the decay of one apple will soon affect all. Apples that are nut perfect ly sound when harvested should not gi into barrels, but be nmd'j Into elder. AHimruuuu full Culture. Clean oil' Ihe tops of the asparagus «iws lifter frost kills them,' and bun them on the rows, so as to destroy In- seels. Then, with a hoe, chop up thi surface of the rown to the depth of om Inch and apply plenty of manure (toi much can not be given), throwing a fur row on tin' rows from both sides, ll the spring hill up the rows Instead ot leaving Uiem level, ami they will In then WHIM easily kept clean, while- tin stalks ciui also be cut to better advantage, The (ircut American , An oricanlKiiUou of tiomitui wimt liu porlci'H fuvorublu to tho American hoi •Uowv tUttt lu llftcuu, years tUt'i'o were WEST POINT DISCIPLINE. SUnsTANTIAI. POULTRY HOUSE. from tho Inside so taey will bo perfectly plumb. Now start putting up the logs, one side nt a time, or build all sides evenly as you go. Drive a spike into your 2 by 4 and 2 by 6 iu sills and into your logs as fast as you go, 'so as to hold them In place. You can put n round log In the corner 0 Inches in diameter and 8 feet long. After the house has been built, spike the 2 by 4 onto this and also the plate logs. Peel the logs.—A. L. Lord, American Agriculturist. Yearly Increase. It Is a very easy matter to figure out profits at the outset of almost any undertaking, as doubtless owners of sawmills and hotel-keepers can testify. Kvon cotton-growing can be demonstrated as a profitable business, but when a practical verification Is attempted in the field there is found to be a wide difference between figures and facts. But the calculations, credited by the Dallas News to a Washington city authority, appear feasible and able to stand the test of practical demonstration. He estimates the number of farms iu the South, east of the Mississippi River, at 1,813,001), and contends that it each farmer thereon would add a cow, a sheep and a hog each year to the stock, he would be surprised at the rapid progress he wns making on the road to wealth and available assets. The increase the first year would amount to nearly $4,000,000.—Cotton Planters' Journal. How to Kill Lice oil Ho»s. Hogs will Invariably take to the water when given an opportunity, especially when troubled with lice.' If the anluials have no wallow, one should be provided, This is easy to accomplish. Simply dig a hole and fill with water and the hogs will do the rest. When the wallow Is formed pour over Us surface kerosene oil varying lu amount according to size of wallow. The mud and water thus treated becomes sure death to the lice on hogs.—J. L. Irwin. Farm Talk. The Untied States Is about the .only country which has no established harvest customs. In some parts harvest celebrations are hold, but we have no traditions such as they have abroad. Much has been said of late In regard to the whoU'someiiess of apples, and a Paris specialist says that women who want to have clear complexions ought to out three or four apples a day. They act on the liver. As an evidence of how rapidly the forests of Pennsylvania are being cul away It is cited thai In INNS Westmore- land'County had 1.1:1,717 acres of timber land, and within the past ton years there lias been a decrease of over ;10,- lliiO of this limber area. i'lav makes a heller stable lloor than planks, for U contains a little dampness which conduces to good feed, and the horse finds Irregularities In Its surface, and by placing the heels on ihe higher surface tin- tendons are rolnxen, giving them needed rest, while lu plunk Hours' ihe slant is backward, making Ihe animal stand with the tendons al ways on a strain.- Kami Journal. The editor of the Wool and Cotton Ueportor, Mr. Bennett, of Siiiigus, MUSH., says that hU farm In Freedom, Mo., which ho purchased and slocked with sheep a few years ago. cut when lie began about forty-live tons of hay of an Inferior quality. This year It has out nearly 200 tons of the highest quality. People laughed al him when he began, but now he Is doing most of the laughing. Experiments In feeding and in eom- pilllng Ihe value of eggs show that If no estimate Is made for labor one do/.en eggs can la' produced at a cost of about II cents for food, or about \<j cent per egg. H all of Iho food allowed to hens was converted lulo eggs the profit on a ilozuii eggs would be largo, oven when pi-teen urii very low, but much depends on wind her the heau convert the food latu «gg», Ue»h cr support of the uodleB, Cadet Captain Reduced to Ihe Ranks tor * Peculiar Reason. A <'iulel Caplnln at West 1'olnl has nsl been reduced to tin' rank" for a eciiliar and unprecedented reason. tecuntly, while he was drilling his oinpany. a runaway horse dashed cross the Held <m the flunk of th>; ntnniand. Home nf the cadets, not. yet perfected u the nrt uf Immobility under strain, iin to turn their heads to watch the •ourse of tho animal. At that unpro- >lllnus moment one of the '•tactical itllcers," assigned from the regular rmy to drill Ihe cadets in military ma- loom-res and discipline, naturally ught to preserve bis compnuy from prlmanilod nnd commanded, "Keep ronr eyes to the front:" This bail the desired effect upon nil the cadets but me, for whom the runaway horse still ind a resistless attraction. Losing all self possession, the Caplaln turned •Oinrply and said. "Turn your eyes If von want, to see things, but remain pilot and face the front." It happs'ii- «il that tho tactical officer heard Ihe wo commands, and In consequence he it once reported the Caplain for giv- ug an unmilitary order. The regulations require men in the ranks to ab- tain from gazing about, and the Captain had in fact pennllted this while requiring the men to keep their heads still. Thi! order, too, was not In formula. Tin 1 commandant of cadets, with full and final jurisdiction over tin; case, immediately upon Investigating the matter, reduced the Caplaln to the ranks, a punishment .regarded by cadets as next to death or dismissal. The episode Illustrates the rigidity with which the youthful soldiers are trained at the (iovernmenl's military school. Tho work of the regular army (luring tho late campaign well exemplifies the beneficial results of this strict discipline and the Insistence of the requirement that the military llf-.' be exact in the smallest particulars. Filipinos as They Are. The insurgents are not brave and will not stand exposed under fire. The Spanish-Filipino Idea of war is to first build breastworks, then hug them, hold a gun overhead, resting on the parapet and fire in the atmosphere. They take no aim, and are, slow and awkward in handling their weapons. Filipinos have no discipline. They come and go almost at will. Their wives and children accompany them to the front. They wear a uniform similar to the Spaniards, a blouse and trousers of light blue cotton cloth. They carry n small bag of rice and about fifteen rounds of ammunition. All natives arc barefooted, children wear :i shirt, women a loose waist and n yard of cotton around the hips. Men usually wear a shirt and trunks. Girls marry at twelve years. The families are large;; women of twenty can frequently be seen with seven or eight children. The women age early, nnd few except half castes can be considered pretty. They do not average over eighty-five pounds In weight, and tako great pride lu their long black hair, whlcli (bey wear comlied bade and colled on tho back of the head. They are erect, and some have fine shoulders. Betel nut chewing is universal. The juice Is blood red, discolors the mouth and teeth, and gives them a disgusting appearance. They use no bed clothing, but sleep in their clothes on bamboo cots. Modesty Is an unknown virtue among the natives.—Chicago Tribune. sl.-eaked with black, managed (o b»*» n chunk of flesh out of Its rival's thront and then toosed (ho cat over tho wall to the fool of the chasm, 200 feet below. When the Imys reached tho bottom of the pit they were surprised to see that the c::t wns still nllvi; anil full <>f light. In order Hi Mil Ihe cat Ihe lads had to stone It to dealh.-- Now York Press. PASSENGERS PAY THE PROFIT. The Freluht Bunlniss Pays the Running Expenses ot American Railroad!. The gross earnings of American rail roads from freight are substantially the same us the running expense*. There are In (his country at present nearly 200,000 miles of railroad, and the operating expenses are about $800,- OOO.Ono n year. The frolglil. receipts nro substantially the same $800,000.000 a year. When limes are good, commotclnl operations are extensive, business Is brisk, and the demands for transportation facilities arc many, the freight receipts of American railways increase, and along with them there are Increases In the expense of operation, which usually keep pace. When business interests languish nnd freight receipts fall off. there Is usually a corresponding reduction In operating expenses, HO that II. may be said Hint the running expenses of American railroads generally are paid from freight receipts, and the other items of revenue, passenger receipts chiefly and mail receipts to a minor extent, pay the interest fin bonds, the dividends and the profits when: there are any. It may be said generally that the railroad having a very largo and steady passenger business is. other things being equal, a paying road, whereas a railroad the business of which is chiefly freight is. oilier things being equal, not a source of profit. Passenger business on American railroads is much less easily handled than freight, requiring constantly not only new disbursements but outside "xpcnsos as well. Passengers on American railroads have come to expect not only good but the best of service. They require, too, the highest rate of speed compatible with safety, and as much and as good attention as they could secure in n first class botol. Moreover, the competition among the American railroads on the chief lines of travel Is such that liberal advertising is necessary to direct attention to I lie benefits offered. The question is sometimes asked why it is that such vigorous efforts are made by railroad manngeVs to develop the passenger business In preference to fmight traffic but I lie explanation is to be found In the fact that while the revenues from the former are usually regulated by the volume of business, the passenger receipts arc regulated generally by the character of the service offered, independent of the condition of business. Necessarily a railroad, to enjoy a largo measure of passenger business, must be in very good physical condition, and for this reason some of the poorer roads are unable to. compete successfully for passenger trade—the trade which pays the profit from the operation of American railroads, $1,000,000 a day on the average. Hotv to Tent Ilie Oveni , Put half a sheet of whlto kitchen pft« per on the shelf of llm oven on which the cnko Is to bo placed, and shut the door. If at Urn end of live mlnules tho paper Is charred, the lioat Is too gront. Cool the oven by leaving the door a Ilt- tlo way open for a minute or I Wo, anil then lest again with another sheet of paper. If ll Is dark brown after being In for live minutes, the ovcll is right, for baking small pastries anil thin cakes. The temperature of n few degrees below I|I|K--IC*IPI| by n piece of paper turning a light brown--will 1m suitable for linking ordinary pound cakes, pie crusts, etc. When Ihe pnpot turns only a dark yellow the honl. is suitable for puff pastes, sponge cake mixtures and meringues. Aliening 1'cas wltli n Mnrlilnc. ThSs novel device, it Us snid. reniov^R nil pens from Ihe pod without ornMiing or bruising them, and K automatically How a French Senator Was Elected. A curious story i.s told concerning the manner in wlilch II. Godin, the now Minister of Public AVorks and Senator for French India, first came to represent that constituency. M. Godin is one of the gentlemen whom M. Brisson bad up his sleeve to fill any probable vacancy lu the Cabinet, when they announced their decision to proceed with tlie revision of Ihe Dreyfus case. 31. Godin is also a lawyer, nnd some fifteen years since he appeared in and won a case for a gentleman who was largely represented in French India. The day for settlement came round, and the client having duly handed M. Godin his foes, remarked: "By the way, how would you like to represent French India in tlie Chamber, because I could manage it for you." M. Oodin knew that his client was a big mau in Pondicherrl, but naturally replied-. "No one knows mo there, and 1 should have to make a long voyage." "Nothing of the sort." replied th» gentleman; "you keep out of our local si niggles and stop hi Paris." M. Godiu did so. but accepted the of for. and some few months later some 15,000 Hindoos put his name into the urn, and U was then Unit M. Godin first became Deputy for French India, n place the existence of which up lo that day ho only probably know of In a vague sort of way. -Paris Daily Messenger. Floors Made of Paper. The newest floor is of paper, and i.-; of Gorman Imporlutlon. The paper IK imported In a dusty, powdery form, nnd is then mixed with a kind of cement which gives substance to the impalpable stuff and a plaster like up- pearance. It Is said that when Iho floor Is laid, the absence of joints and seams like those of ihe hard woof floors is a distinct improvement and wllhout Ihe in ellllYclllollee of ciiVhillg dirt. Tlie paste is laid on and then rolled on; with a heavy roller, specially adapted for the purpose, something like tho si reel roller for asphalt. The lloor when snioolh. hard and dry Is either stained or painted u> mulch or von tnist with tin- wood work of the room, walnut, cherry or mahogany stain Hiving il an appearance like iho natural wood. Willie there are many advantages :<> I hi* paper lloor, one of expense not being Inconsiderable, a disadvantage to Iho sonslllvc is lls pliable fool lo III" feet, for no matter how hard II is rolled II has always an unnatural sensation to one who walks over il. .Now York Herald. Wild Cats Fight al Cruton Dam. Seven hundred Indian workmen were lounging about their crude lints and boarding houses al Crolon Dam one Sunday night when ihey wore startled by Ihe shrill cries of two wildcats. Some of flic men looked across lln- deep chasm which, when completed, will bo one of the largest reservoirs. In Ihe world, and saw two animals fighting on the high wall overlooking the dam. Several hoys ran near and saw that rno eontestaius were wildcats and that both were bleeding from mii'iy wound*. They j Biiarleil and Issued piercing fries, un(II finally the blgtsosl cut, which was A Famous Cuban Dish. Arroz con polio, chicken with rice. Is a famous Cuban dish. There Is n restaurant near Havana whose owner has made n reputation and a fortune by preparing It. Here is the recipe: lu a large sauce pan place some lard, or, If you prefer, half a cup of good olive oil, an onion chopped fine and two kernels of garlic. When these are brown, put In a fresh, tender chicken cut into pieces, nnd a quarter of a punud of bacon In dice. Allow this to take a nice golden color, add pepper and salt, six large tomatoes, or half a can, if fresh ones are not obtainable, a pinch of Spanish saffron, two cloves, n bay leaf and a green pop- pet- cut into strips. Cover tightly and let the contents simmer for half nil hour. Now pour over all u generous pint of water and two cups of large Carolina rice which has been thoroughly wa^iod. Cook on a modern to fire fifteen to twenty minutes, by which time the rice will have absorbed all the liquid. The saucepan must then be placed nt the back of the stove so that: tho rice may steam until It is tender and quite dry, otherwise it will burn or remain raw and wet. Pile !n n pyramid on u platter and garnish with French peas. This is a delicate dish. Caper Sauce Capers. The caper, familiar In caper sauce and used as a garnish for salads, is Imported from Spain nnd Franco. Capers are grown in Italy, but none is Imported from there into this coun- (ry. Capers are .sorted into four sixes, of which the smallest aro known commercially as nonpareils, and the next larger us surlines. The next larger in French capers aro cu- pneines, and the largest cnpoles. wliih- ihe next to the largest and the largest of Spanish capers aro known respectively as capotes No. 1 and No. L'. The smallest capers aro the most do slruhlo and bring the most money. French capers are imported almost wholly lu bulk lu kegs of fifteen or sixteen gallons, and barrels of about forty gallons In brine or vinegar. A few capers arc imported In glass, but they are mostly put up in this country. Capers grow mi a bush. New York Sun. Cristobal Colon's Cut. A prisoner ol' war. who positively r- fused lo I"' Interviewed, was soon .-il Hie oilier of tho I'nlted Sillies K.\press Company recently on roino lo Iho I'lilled Sl;iles Supply Siallnu, S\. Joseph's. Mich.; when' he will bo put In custody of Lloyd Clark, u relative of Captain Chirk, of iho Oregon. The' following nolleo wns found pasted on Iho prisoner's porsuiiiit effects: "Toilimd Ainoi-iciiiiN Trent mi- kindly and give mo food, for I am n prison or of war from the Cristobal Colon, bc- Ing forwarded to my captors, ihc crew of Ihe Oregon, lo the Hiillant commander, Capl. Clark, whoso brave efforts forced Ilie Colon to surrender July 11. I8IKS." The prisoner's name was Mr. Thomas Cat. lie was a handsome specimen, having a sliver gruj coal, with tiger slrlpcs. tiiiil showed no effects of having passed through the horrors of war. ultlmugh very much liieoniniiiiilcado. Now York Sun. A UentUi's Instruments. 1 are supposed to he I'hcro are supposed to lie nearly 50,001) donllsls practicing upon people's tooth In Iho world. A dentls'.'s case of Instruments nowadays contains lielween 300 mid -100 Instruments. In a hot nl quarts more collier. •hi Paris consumes .Vi.OOO water wticu It Is MACHIXK I'OIl SIIKI.I.IXO 1'EAK, deposits the pens anil pods In separate receptacles. The sheller Is operated with a crank, and Is mounted on an arm that can be clamped to a kitchen table, as shown in the illustration. The whole thing is not over seven inches high. It Is made of galvanized iron nnd can be washed without injury to the parts.—New York Tribune. 1'otato Yeast Hecipe. Ill tlie evening take ii handful of hops and pour a quart of hot water over them and boll with four large potatoes, until the potatoes are done. Scald n teacupful of flour, in n deep china bowl, with the water from the hops; mash the potatoes up finely in the scalded flour; and set this aside until cool; then stir in two yeast cakes that hare been dissolved in warm water, and two big spooufuls of sugar—mis thoroughly, cover with cloth and set in a warm place over night. Next morning stir In some meal and let rise two- hours; then stir In again cornmeal enough to make It roll, cut In round cakes, dry one week before putting away, and the yeast Is made for use.— Rural Home. t A Household l)i«crnce. There Is no justification for the feast and famine principle or the "blue Monday" Idea in the home. They are ever mi arraignment against the Intelligence and womanliness of tho mistress, mother and home-maker. It is the boast ot some wives tiiat their husbands accept uncomplainingly whatever is put before them, he its quality what It may. Alas, that any woman should make a, boast so self-accusing! And alas, that uiiy good but mistaken mau should become a party to selfish uegleetfulnesa and Indolence by his complaisance!— Woman's Home Companion. Sweet Bnkinc Applc»' So many people are dyspeptic, anil cannot cat pie because of It3 crust, that they ought to know that baked sweet apples, are as good as pie, anil can be eaten by anyone with Impunity. Most of the sweet apples remain Jinn when baked, and are excellent eaten with milk. If care is taken to remove the skin, which should remain on whilo the apple Is baking. Then the skin will come off as thin as a wafer, nud leave all the aroma on the apple, which Is lost when the apple Is peeled while raw. The best of any kind of fruit is just under the skin. ____ A Preventive of Fir*. To prevent fires where Hues and chimneys pass through Inflammable parti! tons water jackets of tin or light metal arc placed around the openings, 'iho soliler of tUe pockets melting in tho beat and discharging the Huid on the lire. __ ___ Knife for Frec-zluit Ment. Two New Xeahinders have patented a knife for freezing moat, the blade being of tubular shape, with a passage for the brine or other cooling medium, wlilch enters through the handle to act on ihe uieul when the knife is Inserted. Handy for Durnintr. To assist in holding wearing apparel while darning holes therein the material Is stretched over a flexible meial ring, I lie ouds of which lap each other and engage one of a series of catches to expand the ring to the proper size. To Hemovc Mildew. In ease of mildew, 11 rare occurrence In good housekeeping, the linen Is wet- led and a salve of brown soap Is put above am! beneath, French chalk i* powdered and put on tin 1 spot ihlekly, and It N Ilien exposed to the sun. ItrooniM. Hrooms will last longer If they aro dipped oiii-e :i week in boiling Mld-t. This toughens Ihe straws and alsn eleiin-es ilio lirooin. They should always be hung up when nol in use. Tin- SliiiilB. Any grcaM- will remove the stains, but a few drops of salad oil is .1 handy and always ready form of Iho remedy. fouls girU All >orl«. If men wore not such wouldn't lie such Ilirls. 'The total number of elioiiil'-al works registered in all purls of (iermaiiy U 11,111, with l'_Ti,-IHl employes. China has tin arsenal ill 'IVInanfii at which UUll workmen aro employed making arms and ammunition, besides iv- pairing. Jieniolriits Koromilas, an Athenian well known In Paris, died then recently. Though only 'IT years of aye, he had written iwciity-flvo plays, fifteen of which had been published. The coincident deaths of lioudlu, the marine painter, am* Charles (iarnler, the architect of tliw opera JJuiiHu In Paris, recall thu fact Hint both men started life as pour buys. The former wan originally a Miillor, ihe sou of u HoiiflL'ur pilot: the mother of tho lultvr was a vvuUcr of

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