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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 7

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THE KINGDOM OP LOVfi. In the dnwn of HIP tiny, when the sea nml tin.- earth Ilpflceli'd flip sunrise nhovp, 1 net forth with a heart full of eour- nje nml lull-Ill To wok for tho Kingdom of Lorn. I naked of a t'utvl I mot on HIP wny v Which cross road would Ipmt me aright. And lie snld: "Follow HIP, nml CI'P long yo« shiltl see HR glittering turn-Is of Ifglit." And BOOH In the distance n city Rhone fair. "Look yonder!" IIP Riild; "how It gleams!" lint alas! for thn hopes Hint wore doomed to despair, Jt wns only thu "Kingdom of Dreams." Then the npxt mnn I na.kp.il wan n KII.V Cum Her, And IIP snid: "Follow nip, follow inc." And with lattphtpi- nnd song WP wpnt sqiccdliift along By the shores of Life's lienulltul sea. to n valley morn frop- vnle of Cash- Then we enmc Icnl I'm- Tlmn lln> wonderfiil mere, And I saw from n bower n fiice like n (lower Smile out on the gay Cavalier. And lie s.-lid: "We have come to Immunity's goal; Here love nnd delight lire Intense." Ui!t iilns mid alas! for the hopes of my poiil, It WHS only the "KlUfjilom of Sense." As I Journeyed more slowly I nipt on the road A eoaeh with retainers behind. And they said: "Follow me. for out Lady's abode Belongs In that realm, von will find." 'Twns ft ffiwxi dome of fnslilon. n newly made bride, I followed, encouraged and bold; But my hopes died away like the last gleams of day, For we eaino to Hie "Kingdom of (Void." "I realm," she But So At the door of a cottage I nskpd a fair maid. hnve heard of that replied; "iv feet never roam from the 'Klnadom of Home,' I know not the way," and she sighed. I looked on the cottage; how rpstfnl II seemed! And the maid was as fair as a dove Great light glorified my soul as I cried: "Why, Home is the 'Kingdom of Love.' " —Ella Wheeler Wlleox In Xew York- World. LUCK OR SCIENCE-WHICH? I had been In the service only a few years, but luck—or Intelligent; direction—had brought me success, so when tho chief told me to go to Tilt- onsvllle and find the murderer of Judge Sawyer 1 was complimented. I reached Tiltonsvlllo about . midday, and promptly made myself popular with the sporty element of tho town. Everybody talked about the shooting of Judge Sawyer, but no one could Cive mo a hint which could be even tortured Info a clue. Three days' residence nt the hotel, numerous Interviews with the Important and unimportant townspeople, satisfied me (lie newspapers had told all that was to be learned from tho populace of Tilt- onsvilio. On the fourth day I went lo .Tmlge Sawyer's late residence, nnd there met with his daughter Grace. Miss Saw- yea- could tell me only this: She was vlsitl.'ip In Boston when her father was killed. The Household crnslsied of the judge, the housekeeper, the cook, .Toe, n mixture of butler, groom -and chore boy. It. was Judge Sawyer's custom to dine nt one o'clock nnd read, rest or sleep until three. lie was regular In Ids habits aud punctual at his meals. On the third day of July he had not varied his custom; he had dlm-d at one, and thereafter went to his study. Not appearing at three o'clock, the housekeeper rapped on the study door; receiving no response she entered the room, and was horrified to discover the judge lying on the couch, i and blood on his forehead. She spok-.- lo him, bift received no response. She alarmed the household. The doctor came and pronounced him dead—shot in the head from a gun or revolver close to him. ns was evidenced by HIP powder in the forehead. The local police, and the Stale's Attorney's olilce had Investigated the affair, but no clue had been found. The room was In perfect order; no papers were disturbed. A safe which could readily have been ppenrxj was untouched. nud no article of any kind or joscrlp- tlon was missing. The dead man was lying In an easy position, and den Hi had come swiftly and peacefully. Neither money .nor pnpora was HIP motive for the crime. The Judge had no entanglements either professional, social, or financial, and he was not known to have an enemy. The house was a frame building set bock from the road. Shade and fruit trees dotted the grounds, which were generous and ran back to the river. It wn$ a lovely spot to live In—In the summer. , I took a photograph of the sludy, and (hen discovered (hat the house In general, and that room In particular. was planned with the definite purpose of obtaining (he sunlight. Thu study wan In the roar corner of the house and pointed direct southeast. A window on the west Hide was diagonally op'ioslte one on the cast side, while between these two windows was n BC.ml-coiiHnuous window which formed a curved corner. Thp couch was pushed up close In the corner. In such a way that It would catch any passing breeze. The desk was facing the i.-oiiPli, and rested against Iho wall which 'inildo the alcove. On (he walls wero foils, boxing gloves, a miniature bunt, a broken out- wHIi a crimson ribbon and similar articles. On tho wall opposite the desk WIIH a gun, on a rest, a powder (task, ami nliovo tlicse n baseball bur ; ..;;j .; i-.ii-ii'.T's ,,n,nij. Of ioursc | examined (he gun and "''found II empty, with not even a cnp <>:i 11. These wore the only ai'tlch-H of any consequence (he photograph •Unclosed. Tho next day I was called upon by Mltw Bawyer ami n young lady whom Nile Introdiie."! :::• !;, i friend, Menu Bell, of Huston, who had come to make her » li»»B visit; "" ll 8lllt Hl1111 ' must make her house my headquarters. Hhe thought 1 could do better service- lij iM-iiii! consttiiiilA' aboil! tin 1 wroinlBCB, and, besides, It would not bo uuplc'uHiuil iw u « vt ' n ""'" lu tlle UuVUO. I While t hntt not rrmdo niiy In solving the mystery which me to Tlltonsvlllo, n. | s not quit,. ln ir thnt t had not progressed favorably lonnrd a wholesome friendship wlti Grace. Sawyer and Monti Hell, win were delightful companions, I wns treated as n K ur'M nm] ,,,,„„). We were a lively trio, nnd one. day In HIP midst of n sale of merriment MI»H Xnw.ver suddenly beciimp serious and mild: "Pethnps. Mr. Fo*. you think mp an odd mixture. I loved my father as devotedly as nn only child could love an only parent, and my grief Is strong upon mo at all times. But I knov. papa would wish mo not to glint out sunshine; and If I can get nway fron sadness and gloom 1 am best serving myself ami paying the highest tribute It) his mo'iior.v." I admired Grace Sawyer for Hint speech, but I admired more the philosophy which pimpled It. r i;hree weeks had passed n"nd I had mnde no headway in the case. W< wero on (he river, and Miss Bell inquired In nn easy, off-hand way If I had made any progress. I replied promptly and almost abrnplly: "No. I have discovered nothing." "Is that, possible?" she drawled pro- voklngly. "Is what possible, M|RS HcllV" "To discover nothing"' Miss Bell's speech net lied me, not so much by the words ns her manner while speaking them, and I wondered If she had seen through (he veil and had discovered Hint 1 was In lore with Grace Sawyer. Later on I mot. her alone, and I resolved to disdpnle Hint Impression, aiisumlug my eouclUHton was correct. Wlfh Hils thought uppermost I remarked: "You taunted me fills afternoon. Miss Bell, ,'tnd I want to say, In self justification, Hint T offered to surron- U-r Ibis case some time ngo. but Miss Sawyer would not consent, I am tree to say to you that 1 see no hope of solving this mystery unless lock points the way, and I——" "Somehow 1 feel as if you will win out yet," she responded, kindly; "but I know Grace will never feel content, until the mystery -surrpunaiilK her father's death is cleared up. I am sure I wish you success, but Grace will never—them, she Is calling me; good-by for the present. T am dumb.'" The, next dny Miss Sawyer came to (he study for what she termed a consultation. I was lying on the couch when a rap came upon the door, and before tho echo of my "Come In" had died she w'as In (he room. She told ,me not (o move and seated herself at the desk, and said: "I cannot bear this doubt and uncertainty. If my father was murdered I want to know It, and I want to see the murderer. Oh, I wouldn't harm him! If he'd confess I think I could almost forgive him; if I don't know for certain I shall go mad." She had swung about on the swivel chair,' with her head nnd body thrown foVward, and was sobbing .bitterly. I sprang from the conch, more crazed than ever I was before or since, and placing my hands on her shoulders, cried : "Grace, Grace, don't you know I would turn the world upside down for your sake?" Thou 1 became lucid and realized what I had said; the reaction was as painful as the paroxysm had been delicious. I drew bnek v Grace turned nnd faced me! as her eyes confronted mine I was startled at their brilliance, nnd in making u lmckwn.nl movement my hand rested on Hie gun; the touch of that suii-hpated Iron formed an electric current, and in pain, fright and joy I gave a sharp cry and lost consciousness. Tho doctor said the causes of my attack were (he heat, too much exercise, overwork, and too good living. Tlie last. I subscribe to, but the others I reject. I had solved the mystery. N'ow to prove my solution. I took the gun nnd carefully cleaned It. I loaded it with powder and one linlf-bnili-t shot. I put it back on the rest. I made up a dummy and placed It on the couch. I locked and barred the study door, and then silently, but vehemently, prayed for hot weather, the hotter the better. Ostensibly my service had ended, but I stayed, on to reciipprnlp. We passed the days and evenings much as usual, hut I met neither Miss Sawyer nor Miss Bell alone. We three were sitting on the piazza, one afternoon, when Miss Sawyer, with nn el fort for a matter of fact tone, said: "By the way, Mr. Fox-. I have mislaid n leltur. I think I left It In the study. Will yon get it for nu.'V" "Certainly," I replied; "shall I go now?" "Oh, no! later on will answer." Then a henvy silence overcame nf I began to wish 1 had gone for tna letter. I WIIH about to put the wish Into action, In fact, had starled for the study, when suddenly there was n report like the discharge of a gun. "Oh, my!" exclaimed Miss Hell. "Whnt's Hint?" asked Miss Sawyer. "Thank God!" I softly murmured; but aloud I said: "Come, and I'll show you." We entered the study\ My scheme had worked. The dummy was sho( lu the forehead. The mask wns perforated with powder, but a larger hole showed where the bullPt entered. The gun had bePti discharged through the powder Igniting by the sun's rn.vs <m tho barrel. The mystery of the death of Judge Sawyer was solved. lie had been accidentally shot and killed by his own gun, discharged by the heat of HIP suit. I was so engrossed in explaining my experiment Dial I didn't HOC Miss Bell leave the room. Grace and I wore alone. Several yearn have passed since I left the defective service. My olilce Is In Pcmborton Square, my political residence Is In the old Clrlconlh ward; lint my Hummer residence IN r.t Tilt- (uiHvlllo. My wife IIIIK Just come Into Hie room, and I will lot our conversation olid fhl« (ale. "Grace, I have written a sketch detailing the solving of the mystery of your falliPi-'s death. How shall I cup- lion It -luck or science?" "Nolther." "Nollhoi'V Why, H was. one or the other." "It was neither," "Then what wus It?" "I<Gve." A Ihlcajo Uoy'i Wll. A North Side teacher urtemplcd ;o explain to her children the use «»? ;;,c- hyphen. Thu chlldi-er. ivcre dull and Hie more the toucher talked the less they seemed to understand. At last she bethought hoi'Kcll' of an Illustration. I'poii the blackboard she wrote th<- oomp"um! worn "bird',"- nest." Thou, pointing to tile hyphen, she asked Hie Ni-himl; "What I* Hint for?" There WIIH u long sill-nee before a quick wltte.l sun of Ireland spuko: "Pla/.r, ma'am. It'N for the hird to i'oo»tit v«l" Fainntm Lincoln Klieeji, Fine pastures make line Hooks, nnd (his (Ine Lincolnshire sheep Is retired on the rlchem pastures of the world, HH well ns fed on the' sucfiilent roots grown on the fertile fnrniB. Keeeiill.v rills sheep has come Into Hie forefront as an Improver of the unlive flocks of Australia nfid South America, the half-bred mutton making the finest shipping mutton for the Kiigllsh markets. The mm whose portrait Is given was purchased fn»m the leading flock In Lincolnshire, England, for the sum of one thouRiiml pounds Rlerling, nn amazing (Ignre for something over three hundred iraunds of million, lint the animal was nnquoHflonnbly worth I.ISCOI.N HAM ninv. It, for Its destination Is to more than double 'the value of thousands of the poor sheep of Argentina, and to add ten times its cost to Hie profit of tho «!)pphr>rds of Hieso great plains for »]1 time to coine. Clover Knila on Clover Sod. Almost all farmers know that It is not safp to plow a clover sod, or, In Isn't, any other sod in the full, and then sow wheat with the expectation of getting a clover catch from seed next spring. There have lieen various masons assigned for thin, the old one being thai the clover sod while H is rotting In the soil "poisons" the land for clover until the rotiting Is completed. Hut.-It is quite as Impossible to seed with elover on any newly plowed sod, and that disposes of the clover-polsou- Ing theory. The true explanation seems to be that when n sod of any kind Is decaying under the furrow It allows the soli above It to fall down, thus destroying the slight hold which the young clover plant has, and obliging It to regain Its bold before the leaf wilts and kills the root. Clover will come up well enough on a clover or any other kind of sod, but unless there are. almost constant rains during the spring little of It will live.' Even a timothy seeding does not do well on a newly plowed sodi though In young plants the proportion of leaf to root Is much less fci the grass than It is in any kind of elover. A Hnylns: Device. It Is a difficult thing to get on and off a load of hay; and yet berth operations are often necessary with each load of hay that Is drawn in. Make ft light ladder and hinge it at the rear >nd of the hay rack, so that it can be When T w/if n boy, father's plnop ti*. ((line Infested with (le<i« from pigs fireplug ut the burn, nnd I hey nearly drove me crazy. 1 hoard In come way thai salt would kill (hem. I suppose I used a peck of null, scattering It freely about the barn and house, and nt file expiration of » week We could not toll Hint n flea had ever been on the plnee. All gone. Since then I hnve cleared our home of (hem several times. One iip plication always does the work. I have also re<'o;nmemled It toothers who hnve used It with equal success. Knit scattered over a carpet and swept off Iwfore It metis will clean It of both fleas and dirt. I am never bothered with fleas now unless I get them nwny from home. I know there are m«uy (Hviple who would willingly upend the price of a barrel of salt to be rid of the pesfs, and suit I« never falling.—J. W. Trlsler, M. 1)., In Priictlenl Farmer. Rtrnlnlnit Milk. There are some points about straining milk Unit are not generally thought of, nnd therefore the milk Is not wholly cleared of Us bacteria. In Iho first plnee It is Important Hint the milk should be put through the strainer and net. where Its cream Is to rise as soon ns possible after It comes from the cow. It often nccumulatcs bacteria very rap- Idly If left. In Ktnblos exposed to foul odors. Upsides, If left long .some of the cream will rise- nnd will l>e HO mixed with tin; milk (lint what docs not cling to flic stnilncr cloth or wire will not rise ns cream again. The strainer should be thoroughly washed by dip- plug K first In cold wafer and moving It rapidly through Imlh ways, so Hint baeterln will not adhere to the under side, as they are npt to do if the rinsing water Is merely poured on the strainer from above. Then repeat this process with water pretty near scalding heat. In that way If there arc any bacteria on the strainer they will lie killed. A "Kci>t-fih«it" Gale. A great deal of loss occurs each year from accidents that come from the leaving open of some gate. It may be one's owu or a neighbor's stock that does the damage—It was the fault of the open gateway. The cut shows a gate that will always stay shut, unless one holds It open. A stout spiral spring pulls the gate to, whichever way it is JL OATE THAT WILL STAY SHUT. opened, the spring belug attached to the extended upper rail of the gate us shown In the sketch. Keep the Meadow Clean. Briers, bushes and weeds really have no place In the meadows or cultivated fields, and their growth should be carefully kept down. Every farmer ought to have some sort of rotation of crops for his land, and of a kind that experience teaches him Is best for his purposes. But even with this, from various causes, special work will need to be done from time to time. It Is desirable to have the best possible returns from the mowing fields, and as the crop was being secured It was guile easy to note what particular places or fields needed most attention. There are some portions of the meadows OH most farms that it is rather difficult to plow and cultivate, but yet with proper treatment can he made to produce excellent crops of hay. If these can be made smooth for the harvesting machinery and a good sward secured, they can be kept In condition for a long time with plowing by frequent top dressings of manure.-. Farm News. OUR VOUNO FOLKS. HOME P H AMD I) a, Pray, little Inds nnd lasses guy, One loHdoii do not lose: As through tho world you wend your way, Oh, mind your I"n nnd Q's ! For while P stands tar ponrfl and plums, For pleasantness nnd plnys, For patience nud for promptitude, For peace, politeness, praise: Yet, Inokftdny ! it leads in jinrr, In pinches, pents, nnd pniu, Perverse, nnd petulant, nnd pry, And also is profnnu I Q stands for Quaker quietness, For (jiiiiicoo, qnnlily, For quickness, nnd for queonlinfifli", For qunint, uud quittance free. Hut then, it heralds (pinko nud qnnil, And querulous—indeed, All quibbles, quart-oil), qiiibs, nnd quirks, And quacks, it serves al iieeJ. Then watch thorn, little maids nnd men; For folks will soon excnso Full mniiy n fault nnd foible, when You mind your i"s nud Q'H. —Elizabeth Carpenter. TIII3 HOY AND Ills OAT'. "I cnn't lind my cnp anywhere," is a sentence morn or IPHH familiar in tho household, that being what the boy snys, looking for his cup, when lie wants to go out to play. Knrly in the search he enlists his mother, and that may make a serious business of it. She has to drop her dusting or whatever household work she mny be engaged in, and the search mny take a long time. "Where did you put it when you came in," in n question sure to bo asked, sooner or Inter, but nil the boy can answer is: "I don't know." And then the .search goes on. Everywhere, over and under, iu all sorts of pluces, nil at a great loss of time, if not of temper. It is found nt last, as most things are, in time, and iu some simple easy place, which makes the finding of it all the more exasperating. The boy takes it and goes out to play and straightway forgets all about it; but it may take quite a little time to restore the normal caliu in the house. It is a mystery how the boy manages to loso his cap as often as he does, but it appears to be a boy's way and common to almost all. PI8HING VOtt INSECTS. Every little stream aud pool abounds with insect life, at some seaaou of the year. Of this there may be no appearance in wonderment,; only HnmnRttchl drew any aonclnninns from the phenomenon, and guessed what, the, HOII would do next, lip called his little gratidnon, a lad of ten, the only one of the family left with him, "Tndn ! Quick I Light, me n torch I" Tho child kindled n pine torch, nud tho old mail hurried with it to tho llcliln, wlinro hundreds r>f fire ntdc stood ready for transportation. One by one he lighted then) in haste, nnd they caught like tinder, Mending skyward masses of smoke that met hml mingled in one cloudy whirl. Ticln, astonished nnd terrified, ran after his grandfather, weeping nnd calling: "Why ? why ? why?" Hamftguchi did not answer; ho thought only of four hundred lives in peril. He watched for the people, and in n moment only, they c-nino swarming up from tho village like ants. ^nd still tho sen was fleeing toward the horizon. The first party of succor arrived, n m-oro of ngilo young peasants, who wanted to attack tho Urn at once; but HnmnKiichi, stretching out both hiH-nrnis, stopped Ihein. "Ijet it burn, lads I" he commanded. "Let it be. I want tho whole village here." Tho whole village cnmo, mothers an,I children last of all, drawn by eon cern nnd curiosity. "(Irnndfnther is mud. I am iifrnir of him," sobbed little Tndn. "Ho net tire to tho rice on pnrpone. I su« him do it." "As for the rice." i*nid Hnmiiguchi, "(he child tells (he (ruth. I set tire. to it. Arc nil tho people hero ?" "All avo here," wns tho answer 1 "but wo cannot understand this thing." "rice !" cried tho old innii, nt tho top of his voice, pointing to the open. "Hay if I be mad !" It was the returning sea, lowering like a cliff, nnd coursing swifter thuu the kite. There was a shock, heaviei thnn tlmiuli-r, a.s the colossal mvel smote the shore, with a foam-burs 1 like a blnzo of sheet-lightning. Then n white horror of sea raved over tho village itself. It drew buck, roaring and tearing out the land ns it went. Twice, thrice, iiv« tiui«8 it struck aud ebbed, each lima with lesser surges, and then it returned t< its ancient bed, aud stayed there, nl- though still raging. Of all the homes about tho boy, nothing remained bul two straw roofs tossing madly iu the ofliug. All lips were dumb, uuti' Hamngiichi observed gently: "That was why I sat fire to the rice." He was now poor as the poorest in all the village; but he had saved foui hundred lives. A TEA ROLLING MACHINE. nvenfion of a Japanese Qenlus That Wll Do the Work of 103 Women. The Japanese; newspapers arc rcjoic on the surface,"buta few ewe'eps with <>'« ovl!|1 '"e invention by a uatlv Inclined forward on the floor when not In use. When ready to load set up the ladder and the hay will keep It firmly back ngnlust the back end of the rack, ready for use either In n-scending the load, or In coming down from It.—New England Homestead. . Stone Fence*. While the stone fences common in all sections where stoue abounds cost nothing for material, and wltJi hard work are therefore within any one's ability to construct, they are not usually very snllsfnctory. Horned stock soon learn that the top stones can be easily displaced rfml then the fence can be Jumped. The best way to stop Jumping is to place n burled wire over the fence, faeleulug It to stakes firmly In Hie ground. It may seem cruel, but the stock must learn not to Jump, uud they won't get hurt. 'But when sheep have learned to jump a low stone wall, even n barbpd wire over It will not stop them. There must be several wires, so clone together that the sheep cannot get their heads between. That will stop the first sheep, and no one of the flock will try to Jump after the leader has turned hack. Don't Borrow. I have found it a great mistake to make a practice of borrowing what we need from neighbors. I hnve also been troubled u good deal by neighbors coming to borrow. One of my neighbors has one thing or the other over there nearly all the time, while I have borrowed but one thing from him in the last few years. But when He conies to borrow, of course, I give with n willing heart, for were 1 to refuse him he. would regard me ns an enemy, mid I would rather give him what he wants than be his enemy. I would rather buy on time than borrow and be disliked by the neighbors. With things of our owu we can go ahead with our work without waiting for neighbors to get through. A man Is welcome to borrow from me If he will bring the article home when I want !t. But they often forget Oils, nud wear them out faster than I would myself.—M. W. Voder, In Practical Farmer. Remedy for Ptrlped HUB. To save squash and melon vines from nttnckn from the striped bug, take a small stick er stake, less than two feet long,' and st.'ck In the ground, Minuting so the top of stick will be over middle of hill. Take a strip of heavy paper one foot long -ind one Inch wide. Double one end and tie n siring around It, and tin- other end of Hiring to slick, so Hint the lower end of paper will just clear the plants; the passing breezes will lu-pp it fluttering nnd twisting every minute, nnd the striped bug never tarries when mimethlng Is moving so close iibovu him.—V'rnei leal Farmer. Pchorniitkt \nvinu C'nlve». 1'revcutlug horns from coming Is bel- ter thai) c'.iiUng them off after (hey have formed. If when n calf is a few -ruH old the head U examined, the place where lh-:> horns will appear can IIP plainly seen. Get a xtlrU of caustic potash ami apply It to tills spof, first removing the hnlr. <md hold t'.ic potash there until It makes n slight sore, There lire few or no nerves where the horn Is formed, and this sore will not affect tin- call Injuriously In mw way. I'nUoit to lloutt. Powdered ui'ups, now no largely used iv ho'"'." •«"' I'liindrlpH. tire injurious o pigs If fed lo them In swill. The Cornell Htntlou found (hut In many •UHPH death reunited from poisoning by !:<• excess of free alkali In xwlll. Small imoiintK of powdered soup produce no mmodlHlo had revnllK, 1ml il IN m>! *.'!?.• o feed the animal*. Tho proper disposition of dUh wilier IK the tsewer. Kcnieity for 1'lcun. I notice some one usbs how to rid a mru of Hens. It socinn to I MI nut gen- rally known that salt will kill them. Plant Lice. As these Insects do not eat the leaves or buds, internal poisons like loiidou purple or par-Is green, do not affect them, but something which kills by contact must IK> used. Perhaps the best and K|.inple.st of the 7<emedles Is good whale oil soup solution. This is made by dissolving one [wund of a standard whale-oil soap iu seven gallons of water. The above Is an evlraet. from the Popular Bdltlon'of Bulletin I {JO, of the New York Experimental Sta.tlon. Other rtiuuttlUis mentioned are kerosene, emulsion, kerosene water mixture, tobacco decoction, concentrated extract of tobacco, ami pyivthrum or Persian Insect powder. Spray from below, as the Uco choose the under side of the leaves, and spray thoroughly.—Vk-k's Monthly. Wiiter Horuea l«Vc<jucntly. It is not natural for I lie horse to go long without, a drink of water. 11 in stomach Is small anil cannot hold a water supply for a long time. Water lug morning, noon nud night when at work In mnnnicr time Is none too often. If the work Is very heavy two nihle- spoonfulsiif out meal stirred In the pall will make Hie horse drink better, nnd will also prevent so much cold water from Injuring Ills stomnch. 11 Is n mistake to suppose that a horse or any other domestic iinlmal prefers to drink water only a few degrees above the free/Ing temperature. If It IH lukewarm the horse will drink more freely and the water will be less apt to Injure him. _ HtiMty Null* for Horcr*. The writer IIIIK MIIIIC tine apple trees that hnve borne fruit for a long time Hint when llrnl net out were greatly damaged by 'iiirers; In fuel, ninny trees were destroyed before some friend suggested driving a few rusty nails In trunks near Hie ground where they work. Since iloliiK this not n borer lias ever troubled them. ('. H. 11. Huvu the AH|IVH, 1 use them sparingly around my gooseberry hindu-H with cleiin cultivation. They produce clean, thrifty fruit. I iiHu them plentifully around my liee. hives to keep the anln nwiiy. 1 feed them to the colts with oats and Hhorts for pnruglteH. I USD fresh, green hickory uuhes for the colu,— a muslin net will bring to. light jj j genius of a muchln:; for rolling ten variety of interesting creatures. Provided with a caufnl of water and a net, any enterprising boy or girl who will hunt up a pond and there go fishing for insects will discover many interesting things. Passing the net through some water weed it will not be long before some grayish green beetles leap vigorously into the net. There may be some water boatmen. The body of this insect ia shaped just like a boat nud the two long hind legs with which it propels itself are feathered like oars. This boe.tle swims on its back aud spends much of its time rusting on the surface of the water, diving now and then to catch some insect on which it feeds. Among the contents of the net nitty be a sluggish, crawling grub, which buries itself iu the mtul. This creature is well wrtrth examination, for it is a dragon fly larva, provided with n remarkable lobster- | like claw with which to seize its prey. As the grub lies concealed in the mud some insect may approach it, and as soon ns its prey is within reach the claw, which has been . folded up out of sight, darts out and secures the insect with unerring aim. THE CABB Or ANIMALS. The boy who is really fond of animals never ill-treats his pets, or abuses nud makes a slave of his dog. On the contrary, his dog is his companion and playmate. The boy knowy that a dog s master is a god in the eyes of the poor brute, and is worshipped with canine devotion, which again nud again hits been proved faithful unto death. Htich knowf^dge makes the' boy just and kind. But a dog is only a domesticated wolf, and the wolf is not the only wild creature which can be domesticated; neither is the wolf the only animal which can appreciate kindness, The mime cure which transforms a rod-mouthed wolf into a faithful dog can transform other undoiuesticnted beasts into useful creatures. As soon ns an animal learns that you are contributing to its comfort in place of tormenting it, you may notice it will greet you with a milder expression. AH MOOD an you can make tho wildest and fiercest beast understand thnt the UBII of jaWK, claws, or nting are unnecessary, it will refrain from using thorn. It is not always possible to come to this understanding with the larger beasts, but the lad who loves his pets will bn-to\v upon the little civiitnreB Hint nu"ucti:jn which shows itsulf in n sympathy which nan understand their wants nnd ncceHsitics. Bach n lad can perform wundors; birds will come ut inn call, the small bmiNts of Hit field will follow al his heels, and no child will fcnr him. The great cost of the production of tea lies in the labor. Each iiidlvldun leaf must be plucked from the plant and ihandled with the fingers several times b-foiv It can be sent to market. Therefore the Industry of tea raising is unprofitable without cheap labor, and the deft lingers of women. Al .Siimmervillc, S. C.. a high quality of ten has 1»H'U grown with great success, cultivated and harvested by colored girls nt a small expense, judged from nu American standard, but Hi womer. in China and Japan ure paid from tv ur to eight cents a day for twelv.> lours' labor and hoard themselves. If they should receive the wages c.l women factory hands in this country ten would cost four or live limes as much ns it does now. In .Iupan wages are rapidly advancing with the development of civilian Hon. In China and Ce.vlon Miey remain about the same, but the women of those countries will certainly follow the example of their sisters in Japan ns their Intelligence is cultivated. Therefore the invention of a ten machine Is as Important to the great industry of those countries ns the Invention of the cotton gin was iv, the south. Inventive genius has been engaged upon the problem for many years without being able to contrive any substitute for human fingers, but now It Is claimed that tin. new machine is a sin-cess, and can manufacture nearly a ton of tea in twenty, four hours, with the labor of one man ami a hoy or n girl. This Is equivalent to the work of a hundred women HI!IIO III' AS KAKTIIQl'AKI!. It is n beautiful story toht by l.af- caclio lli'iu'ii of an old innii whomi great deed belongs to .liipniicm) history. He wits lliiningnchi, nnd his fnrmhouao stood on tho vurgu of n small plateau overlooking th« bay. Tho plntuuu, mostly duvolod to ric.o culturu, WIIH lumimoil in on tliriui Hidos by thickly wooded mimmiU; nml from tlio outer verge the luiul sloped down to thu sou. Ilelow were jiiiHSly thatchoil duellings mid u temple; tin-He ci'inpoMrd the village. (hni autumn uvi.-ning, iluniiignchi (lolici wui looking down train liiu balcony un thu preparations for some, merrymaking in the hamlet below. All thu villagers «wo out, anil hu would have, goni) with them, hud hu not hocn feeling lens strong thnn usual. Huildonly tlioro cumu nn onvtlujunke shock, not n vury strung ono; but llnnmgiichi, who had felt ninny' bu- foi'i) this, thought tlioro wax HOIHU- thing odd in its lung, "policy motion, AH Iho ipiaking cciiHud, ho chanced to look toward tho HOU, and UU.TO ho HHW thu KtriingvHt poHHihlo Might; it Boemuil to hu running uwny from the land. Appuruntly thu whole, village had uoticuJ it, for thu poojilu stuud still Snowslioes for Walking on Mud. A Gardiner sportsman lias a novel way of hunting snipe at Mud Pond A I. this 5-eason of the year the snlpi arc as plentiful in that vicinity a^ mosquitoes ill trout time. Tin- only drawback Is that It is almost Inipon slide to got out to the III tic poob- where the snipe can always lip found and gather them In after they liuvt been shot. The Gardiner young man tlicmgl of the Idea of inking a pair of snov shoes. lie was laughed at by hi companions, but when the liiinllii grounds were reached Hie oilier gel tleinon had to be content with slam Ing near the shore in the mud to the knees, while the follow with the snow shoes was skipping over the Irene), croiis mud shooting snipe right am loft. He gathered them in with ill sumo ease, and when Hie parly \ver ready t line home lie was the I'clloi to laugh. Haily Keiinobco .loiirniil. Inconveniences ol Child Marriage. A marriage look |ilaci> the oil day. the parties helng a Hlialll: widower of alioul forty and a Hluiitii girl of alioul nine. Tlio disparity ii age Is rnI her startling and It Is nggra vntod by oilier circumstances; for In stance, ilie \\ido\\er lias a dau;:lih') of alii-inl eighteen engaged as a leacli IT at a sc-liool at which her father l> Jionor.-jry manager, or somcihlii^ |||;i It. And his girl wife of nine Is a pn pll at Hie si-liool under Ills daughiei o/' clglitei-n. The lirsl dilute flic glr. wile of nine did on marrying was l< remonstrate wllli her daughter ol eighteen us to ho\\ she. Hie mother could possibly sit at school o:; u bench wlillo the daughter taught her from a chart! SVIuil is iln- poor daughter lo do? Shi' must »|ve up her appointment as sclumlniUlivss or her dear mother of nine must give up attending srlioul. Ii ]•: I'oi- the father and hllsliand lo decide. Iiidlun Spectator. A Candid Opinion. Om- known Die seiitt/iii'iilN ami Interests against n war with the mindly lOngllsh race. I-lnuland Is the refuse of lilicrly In (lie universal reactionary movement. A war with Kii^lund would mean u catastrophe for humanit: 1 ; it would mean nlier ruin 10 France,- Purls l.'Aurorc. A MEMORY OF BISMARCK. According to a purl there in III factory opera led recent consular re- Manila an iimlnclla by Swiss capital. Prof, Flontie Rn.vn He Did T>!ot Kliow 1n (Innii Advnntnue nu Tnrnde, Prof. William M. Slonne conlrlhufps nn article on Itlsmarck to HIP Century. Prof. Hlon.no snys: It was on (lie anniversary of U'nstiliigfon's birthday In the yenr J874, Hint I first paw him. The occasion wns a reception nt the house of George Hancroft, (hen American minister plenipotentiary nt. Berlin. The simply furnished but spacious rooms of Hie scholar-diplomatist were crowded with a distinguished throng. All ;the celebrities of the dny were present, among them Moltke, Iloon nnd Manteuffel. UlBinarck entered somewhnt late, when conversation was nt lt>) helghth nnd the brilliant scene was most Impressive. Tho Indescribable polyglot hum of talk Just ceased for nn Instant, nnd then went on, ns ho made his wny to n central position. For a time all eyes were turned toward him while he entered Into the pleasant humor of the assembly; but, ns he assumed no other mien than Hint of a peer among peers, Hie general Interchange of good-fellowship was resumed without regard to his presence. His low voice could be heard from Hum to time, and occasionally his unmusical laughter, but that was nil; and after n stay of well-calculated length, he withdrew almost unnoticed. In the succeeding years I saw him frequently on public occasions and In Uie street, nnd heard him speak on Important measures In the Imperial Parliament. Being only n secretary and historical student under Kancroft. I had naturally no opportunity lor personal conversation with the hero of the hour; but the current gossip was of Intense Interest. Once a message taken to the royal residence afforded nn opportunity to sew the striking evidence of the chancellor's temper. lie had Just left the portnl. and the rather flustered attend•ant pointed to the door of the Emperor's ante-ehamlKT with a client and deprecatory smile; the handle Was gone, leaving plainly visible the fresh scar where the brass shank had bpe:i broken, as the wilful and perhaps momentarily thwarted giant had taken his departure. When Die frost is on the pumpkin, And there's ginger in the nir, And the sunburned summer imiidcn's skin Is bieuched from black to fair; When the autumn iiights are chilly And the nurumn days arc hot; When the fortunes of the Spaniards Hnve essentially gone to "pot"; When the signal lights of Christmas Flash a little way ahead; When is passed the summer dullness And the trade has long been dead; When the wheat crop has been garnered And the fodder's in the shock; Then insert an advertisement And increase your trade and stock. When Pflpn'* Sick. Whon pnpn's nick, my Boodiifss snkcs! Stioli awful, nwful tlmos It umkcM, HP npcnks in oh! inch lonesome tones, And gives Hiich nlmu'ly kind of (tronn*, Ami rolls |I!H even nml linlds his heml, Anil mtilfcs mil lli»l)i him up to lird; ! While Sis and Bridget, run to lient ! lint water tings lo, warm hi« foot, , And I must set thp doctor ijnli-k-- i We hnve to jump when pnpn's sick. | When pnpn's sick inn hn» tn slnnd Itiftlit Hide Hie l.oil nnd hold his hit ml, While Sin B!),. )», s | 0 f nn „„• fin< For he KII.VS lie's "n dyln' mini," And wants the rhildri-ti round him to HP.there W!II>H "MilTi.M-iii' pn fwtHlhronnlt"} HP snys he wimts to KII.V >t<«iil-l>y And kiss us nil and then he'll dip; Then mntuis nud snys liis "lircntliln's thli'k".- It's awful snd when pnpn's nick. When pnpn's sick IIP acts Hint wny T'ntil he hours Ihn doctor nn.v. "You've only giit » mid, you know, You'll l,o M|| rluhfii n dny or so," Anil then well, sny! you ou»;lit to see, He's different IIR lip c-.in lio. Anil prowl." nml swears from noon (o night .lust 'cause liis ilinuor ain't winked riRlit, And nil lu- does is fuss nml kick— We're Jill user) up when nn|>n'.s fid;. — 1,. A. W. KullHiii. A Hnrrel Ottoman. To make a barrel ottoman snw the bnrrel in half, after which bind with u hoop, nailing to each stave, nnd clinrli- ing the nails. Be sure thp head Is firm. Then to cushion use curled hair, or excelsior nnd over this tack unbleached muslin. Over tho muslin place cretonne or whatever the cover Is to be, and tack around the edges. Get buttons with metal shanks nnd with them tuft the seat by boring holes through the head and passing a strong string through the head and stuffing and tying It In a tight knot over a nail to draw the button down Into the cushion. Of the same material make n flounce for the sides, gathering It on a stout cord and tacking It fast. The flounce should be full enough to hang gracefully And where tacked the edge can be finished by gimp ornamented with large headed upholsterer's tacks. Odoriferous Feet, Few things are more Insufferable to their possessor or to the public at large than feet with an odor. It Is worth knowing, however, that this trouble may be corrected. The remedy, as given by one who has had occasion to try It, IB as follows: Dissolve one-half cup powdered borax In a gallon of hot water, and souk the feet iu this from five to twenty-five minutes.- Then add one teacupful of vinegar. Scrub the feet thoroughly, using strong soap suds. Illnse in tepid water, then la cold, and dry thoroughly, rubbing with u heavy towel. German Coffee Bread. Cream two-thirds cup of white sugar, one egg and ft large spoonful of butter. Work Into this one pint of light dough, such as is ready to mold Into loaves. The secret of success IB In the thorough inrxiug. The result must be a creamy, smooth batter, only to be hud by beating patiently. Pour Into well-buttered cake tin—a shallow loaf Is best. 81ft over the top a little powdered cliinar mon. Bake iu a good oven, twenty minutes and eat while warm. HOME, SWEET HOME, The "Lowly 'Unite-lied Cottage" that Inapirecl Payne 1 * Ponff* The "lowly thatched cottage" whlcli furnished the Inspiration for John Howard Payne's immortal melody, "Home, Sweet Home," still stands at East Hampton, 1,. 1. It Is soinewbHt changed since the days of the poet- In Ironing t-erviettea. In Ironing napkins, fold like tahle- cloths, with the selvedges together. Dhen Iron straight up and down with the warp, not across. Fold first wrong side out, then fold back evenly to the edges. This allows It to open readily. If there Is a monogram, fold outside. Fancy folding Is a matter of choice, but most private families prefer the ordinary plain fold. Sherry allows but one way, the English pocket to hold the roll. Corned Beef Hash. Chop n pint cupful of lean, cold corned bt-ef; cut up thu- same quantity of cold boiled potatoes, with one small onion. Put a large tuldespoontul of butter In a frying pan and stand over the tire to melt. Sift In two tablespoon- fills of flour and mix until brown; add the potalocs and onion, let cook for five minutes, turn In the meat. When well heated pour over n pint and a half of wafer, season with pepper and salt and Ktlr uuti! well mixed. Take up In a healed dish aud serve. -IOII.N H'UVAIM" I'AVNUS IKlt'SK. diplomat, bul, surrounded by roses aud oilier garden (lowers and covered with clinging vines, It Is still one of tltose licmnll'uJ homely spots which arouse Hie poetic fancy. It stands In a pli • tnresi|iu- Bjiot overlooking the village ehiircliyard and Is vJslled by all siran- gi'i-s lu town. It was here that Payne spent Ills lioyliuod. A ToiM|M-rimre Tlili-wt yuoocliei. lu-v. (ieorjjc diaries, Hn> clerical xw- i-elai-y of the Church "f Kn^'lund Tem- lernnct- Society In the Diocese of l.'an- erbiiry, slates that the best "mistalner mil ililrsl tjneliclicr" lie Knows ol' tn mule v. 1 ' this formula: "Four ounces if \rMto- oatmeal flour, td\ oniii-es of nmp Kiigni', and the Juice of one lemon, 'our one gallon of boiling waler upon I In n larne Jnr. Drink when cool. It s best mi-.tk- DVi.-rnlglil for Hie next lay." A woman knows eiiirijy where lo nd everything except hur pockethouk. Kvery now doctor believes he can ure conauwptlon and cancer, _ A Bpouge Cake. Take five eggs, the weight of four la sugar nud the weight of three In flour; put the eggs nud sugar lu a basin, and beat them with two forks for a quarter of nn hour; fhen take out the forks, and take u spoon and gently sift In the Hour, stirring very gently. Have a Kinnll cake Iln buttered Inside; then pour it lu. H takes about half nn hour. _ Sofl OliiKcrbrenil. One cnp of Hour milk, one cup dark rich molasses, one-half cup bmu-r, one- half cup hiigar, one egg, one tablespoonful ginger, two cups bread flour. Warm Hie butler, molasses aud glngur together, add the milk, flour nnd egg aud a pinch of salt, aud last the sodu dissolved In one iiibli-spofinfiil of warm water. Bake In shallow pans. AH Mil-ID, If you waul lo pick a Haw In humanity begin ill homo. Wliy are Hie men who say women are delusions and snares alwayK snared by delusions'.' IleggarK arc unknown In .Mnlhoiirne. The poorest part of the city Is the Chinese quai'tcr. In fit'tcoii years Hiissln has sent !M,0<IO persons to Siberia, fully 100,000 relatives of prisoners having accompanied the exile* of tlifir own free will. The chief Ingredients In Hie composition of tlmnc <|iiHlllle« Hint fe'jiln enltt'Oi and praise are good nature, truth, good sense nnd good breeding.—Addition. 1 London U much healthier In Hummer than In winter, In -th« third wut'U of January 1MKJ1 deaths were recorded, while In the third week of Junw tho number wan only 1.11K1. Mjfhl, imvellilK ut the rule of ISti.OW miles a second, requires eight nud QUO- quai'iiT minutes to come to UK from lutt .•mi. .1 nilhv.'iy train, «[)H)idl(i(,'dny and ' night, al the rate of Klxty mlii<« an hour, would cover u dlHtunce an great lu lit

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