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i * H ftfttloa* life. iw loy -, C» 18ft, t* If&ft But to tfc« prison , , Within bid Ltbbf '< fcioo-tiv tttiis, *e fsth " -#tj)6 ffom htstorrs page that stain thftfik Sod ftbovo tho<e walls &tls6, ltt b&auttf crandly potntlru to'afrt the Bktbs.. , JtHftt satafi 6ld fU •, fdr Which With Ittjrnl flrtde, Vot fottflofi.j yeatt ttisy Suffered, hoped and So-day ho W uM (TUaM Is sden WUhln. *rd raise & ctiwafa'ahimi ' atttH dviht men, Ndt- in Its dufiRdoii dark, in fttth liftd-gHtne. tile itoett *hn lov&d that do if old flat: a cHme JB ey&8 6f those Who Boi»l d< btHH nfllfcatae. Whoss d«a« but publish to tho World their ShttfflO. Sue yet wlthlfl old Llbby's watts, wo view, With hllhelcd joy tttid Satins**, old atld no*, •The trophies. prtcettHS id the sight of thoie Arotmd whose lives the past a hilo, throws' W^ pttSS, from room to room, With tibise.ess tread, liiach battle-field like some cUrk pfcahtom seems .TO flit be lore our vision like a dream. JRevealltu torrm of comrtidaa, whose last ,, breath, wSflt oitt In war s deep crimson tlds of death ttdif marked tho contrast now, the throngs we ineot Who crowd tho roomi and corridors, whose feet, , , gtome ^Jist-' boslnniftg" life's 1 * wild-' storniV't'o breast,' * And others, weary, tired, seeutn* re.it Who pais from spot , to spot, whero on the floor, ts marked tho name Of one, who yusM before Had slept and dreamed of home and loved oiini ^. there. ' who how returns to mark tHat snot With cars. • God frank to them in life's dec ittttu year* A quiet peace undlmmed by oare or tears i ,.,,„ Amarloan Tribune; Cardinal Richelieu. ift M$ftWt¥st'6'ft&<fo*6 fltes to- 6! «lf, tffifefi tf taen tf if&nta SMtfte tis *aln the tea$te(t, jitdtts with sueeess, aaa wttft thit ,f «ac6 the haMiliies borao bj- founded on tho.Fiar of ••KlchoUnu," by Jjord Jjytton* ' CHAPTER VIII—CoNt'lN'trKi). 'Adrian let the fine steel almost reach his breast, but .bowing'.hlm- aelf, it was jgoln-j by in '.a semi-circle harmlessly enough, when, ho cut at it, and severed it like a stick of barley sugar. In Baradas' hand was fort six or oi^ht inches and the ,gfaudy hilt, "Snibally studded with " rabies and-poarls.J^s-^'hainventory of his wardrobe recorded. Theirthe kalght, with an old time -chivalry, •which had not, by this axarnple, gone out with Fr.ancis : Mtho .First, flung •down his long sword, and drawing a •dagger, threatened the courtier as at the first, and after one short bout, as tierca, as brief, he disarmed him, •and clutching him by the throat, to aave in a hiss, 'he 'lifted the dagger to sti'lke him de'id. saying--' "Serpent! hiss thy last! Thou dost not deserve my anger, but some heel must bo fouled with crushing thoc," .and so die in the acme of your ambition! by a mean, a dark and tragic death!" . Baradas saw the eyes peering into ]ILS with the gloating of a wild cat •which at lastisprings On the hunter who slo.W' ijs'.rnate;.and the g^H^tte.r^ Ing, st'eel 1 "de'3'cenaed like ' liglit'n'in'g. But at the same moment! a Column of Idlers, guards ; a"n,d ,' funpcionarins;. <iuiveriag with apprehension for their offices at a.stranger having en- itered tho penetralia surreptitiously, trampled down the ornamental bushes A3 clumsily. 'a.s an; elephant, and while surging over the two .combatants, separated them in spite of the terrible grasp in which Mauprat had seized'tfie feoiint.., . ;. • ••Swords drawn-i-before the';.very palace! Have all'the-laws died .with 1 RichelieuP"" faltered an'"old majordomo, unable to believe his eyes as the~guards disarmed the knight, and the courtiers dusted tho pale and gasping nobleman, . Whilst -the. latter ; was regaining Breath to,furnish au account of the affray, the overpowered knight was dragged into the palace. His antagonist hastened to the king's presence, where a fresh cause for terror was awaiting him. There stood tho gray robe of Father Joseph, but the thrown-baok cowl revealed the aged head of "the lied Man." Under this garb, which'no one ever cared to-ap- proach-f*nearly< without 1 rinvitation',: Richelieu had come through Jho ran'kS 'of oohi'tiersr ••Thecardinal!"e)C()laimed Baradas. «'The dead returned to'life! A mock death! This tops tho infinitude of insult to your majesty!!' •'Yes! it requires a mountain to crush this terrible serpent!" retorted Kiohelie'ii, > "I have not yet, .-like Bt, Francis, welcomed Slater Death!" " King Louis was on the balance; he felt like the novice taught swim " ming in a leash, who at last .has '" pulled tne cord out of his trainees band, Baradas saw the indecision, ^n4hurriedly whispered.in hjs voice, " ' ' L had. been altered, in clearness of by the five flhgors ofjhis foe: / «'Be' firm, my -liege! Having assumed, the soepter, wield it! Ke iheinbep it is a sword, .though 1 wVft])$'wlth velvet; ile b»4 forgotten his order for the prlsoRer to be brought in as soon as he, hftd had time to prepare tho H' ,his coming-; and tho led hiin iu at this juncture, cardinal started with for )ie had no knowledge of endeavor to strike tho with punishment adequate to Designs, , WUh joy'as great "'-a\v \vjth,whom the kiug was of tliftt 'kip? he wpiiKl'not »n hour of his life. push- i/.s9ldi?r5 witb the" are lid teolt fmfp^tdwft 8f FaVlatix with a hCf^.oL ff*e64ahees tdjrethisf of all the 1-f alley stst(J9 ; tJf'ftty Own Village 1 . fever dedp in. high treason my gfateious lord." "Attd 6f high tfeasoa yon ire a jtidgil*' returned the cardinal, who had listened so long With growing impatience. "Favlauxi again that stale pretense) My liege, bad men (ny, count, most knavish men! and t do hot come so oftett to the Louvre as to lose ail regard for the truth) abitsd your royal goodness. For this soldier i'rahce hath none brdver, and his youth's hot foliy, misted—by whom youp highness (to Orldahs) nifty conjecture—is long since can- eeled by a loyal manhood. He will be the llOtt of your army and the terror of yout"foes when J shall have sunk to real, eternal repose on that bed of doath whero ofie ages no more, tie Is, m\> lord—and you may compare him with this mouse who shakes yet with a watt of his least finger—he is. upon the word of a critic of swordsmen, one to be put, before all to both friends and foes. It is I whom he had most offended, and I have pardoned him." "And-We'do gH-o ,youi" pardon to the winds," cried Louis testily,about whom his brother •= and numerous courtiers hud assembled in support of the scheraiiig favorite. And he .made that Migniilcattt wave of/the hand to the captain of the guards which' might be Interpreted, "To the Bastile With him." 1 Richelieu understood the token thoroughly, for he flung himself between the captive and the officer, crying with a force which he mar- •velottsly fotxnd'in liis "shuttftred body. "Nay! not so fast." "Away Jfith,hiin!" v ' "What, sire!' You do not know— oh, pardon me!—you. knpw not yet that this brave and honest heart stood between mine and murder only last night! Sire, for my sa^e—your old servant's sake.—undo this* wrong, ind.lot mo cancel the sentence." • '"At your peril intervene anew! This is too much," returned the. dug. to' 'the exultation of Gastou and the knot of nobles. uAgain, sir, do your duty." The cardinal • for the' first time Dowed to the petty, storm. ., • I feel the fire spreading among: ihe ashes," murmured he, between lis coughs... "But, ..I,,never.;do. aught with ouV'i'e ilec t'io'ii , /f? a'-n''Q l<1 A 1 a rlen 1 s h o t- leaded intervention was no play on rify" Aboard. '. Nevet- • 'mind, hothirig will be lost to our friend Baradas by my .slowness ..-to move; and I .Jiav.e, noticed that when a fire sweeps over 1 a field the trees may remain scathed and blackened, but the leaves and worms that battened on their sap are reduced to nothing-ness! Yea, ount, I shall go to my end, consuming and' mast'ej.'iiigiaill that is hostile} ... might ftsfe f6f Not with.,the faw&iflg to'nfi ahd the Crawling fneiin of sotns whom IttS aftttlttd^ou—thtse 'ctrnnls-'ftfii' pfifices, ready to kneel fof favbts— but erect and loud, as men who ask man's rights! My Ii0g0. my Lotiis, do ydu refuse me justice—what* ftfgh longer audience in the paid pfesendte Of'the baffled murder? 1 te"li you that here yottr carpet is de* 4 filed by the" foot of him who ought to wear 1 yottr favor under your royal arms—three fleur-de-lis in verity* but branded on his shoulder!" "Lord cardinal, one by one you have severed from me the bohds of human love," faltered the monarch, afraid to know more as he caught a glimpse of Oastoti's countenance con-" vulsed with a timorous tremor. "Have done with plots and treason, which have spattered all my reign! Mow many unfounded, your police may know. Now leave me amidst ray trustiest friends, my closest kin* dred, who will, as boforej guard mo front villains. Go home, and sleep away your 'perpetual phantom-—the midnight assassin who opens your curtains and wears the face now of Chatais, now of Boutoille! Farowelll" It was almost a formal' dismissal.' For once, at least, his detractors confessed, the great statesman seemed to move his lips in a fervent prayer. When he lifted up his voice, never in youth,had ifc worn a sweeter, fuller tone, and the first word spellbound the host and his familiars rudely making .for the door. "Sweet heaven, grant an old man patience!" said Richelieu. ( "I am 'reproached for bloodthirstiness—I, a churchtnttn; too—in~ tf rgalni where malice dares to act vigorously in no dread of th.e dungeon and no,regard of •. the rack. Here clemency 1 is an error, ruinous to thrones. I know that tjlie scythe of severity alone should be applied to the roots of our noxious weeds! Better foryoilr sue- cos^oi's 1 ;' whose troublous times will be but a faint replica of your woes;, my lord, had I dug up those roots; and bruised. them to a powder for itissipation to all the winds! Sire, from the foot of that great throne these hands have raised aloft on ah Olympus, looking down on mortals .and worshiped by their awe, before, its fppli, I say, will you spurn the irray-'halved man. who gave you empire and,now sues for safety.?"." •J-le-.knelt, as he had nof ''dOiie for five years, without a supporting arm to ease his fall or raise him up. "\Vhcri you see your eminence realty at the foot of the throne of heaven," returnpcl. the heartless being:,, with all the sarcasm which had been sheltered, \yithout uttorancp, . in his bosom a lifelong, "then we'will listen to you." He went away on the ,arm. of his brother, the would-be ^murderer and fftffl AM ft8ti§e!ioM, »ny' red robe will" I shall have made. *»sti& ted IS fof irt£ d fsp«9it!ot[ iini frltt before "''mo, 1 "ari(.l coyer the '-waste Take..' my friend 'away, brave captain," he said, lingering at tho door; thank you for showing 'your regret! As the sun melts snow and hardens mnd, so doth a foe's mishap soften the courageous man- and harden 'the coward! "Spe.ak not, (Adrien," he concluded stoutly, to hide his true emotion, "but go; 1 would not see young valor so humbled as gray service!" .f'Fare you well; save Julie, and console her.'" < When the cardinal turned to re- confront the ruler whose tutor into greatness he had aolely'bee'ii.'he met a gloomy face. Louis .had nerve^: himself for the ell'or!;: of his. life, which had always .been his insurmountable barrier; the shaking' off of tho tviumpher over his liberty, if not over his heart. . i ••Now,_ for yourself," cried he, to begin "the colloquy, ""What mea'ns this false report of, dnath, lord, cardinal!'" • . . "Aieyou then angered, sire, that- J still live?" ... s ",No; but-such artifice-, — •" . "Not/, mine; look elsewhere i for artifices," retorted the) ^(Vluie, minister, -glancing at the kinc-'sjjupholders. "My castle swarmed 1 ' w'Ui the assassins." • ' : ' ." "What's that?" "We have punished thorn already, " Baradas hastened to say, Irritated at being left out of the dialogue. "One Hu'guet, the captain of your reverence's own defenders, was heard boasting of the good riddance to Franco of your immense capacity. and he was promptly sent Into the congenial place fpr 'Such irreverent babblers — the state prison on <the Kast end. Your lordship will thus s'oo that we were pronjpt to ay'eiige you, we were — " .,. -Wo!" interrupted Hiohelieu, w,lth lofty disdain, and a withering' look which caused the oabinwt, (Jipqai' to blanch so that his bQauty-sspots of black satin soeuipd t!oop' i lioles"Jn''hi8v face. "Ha! hiU YOU hoar, my liogo!' What page, man, in tho last cpurt grammar mutle you a plural? Count. you have soiml tho hireling; giro, shall I name the master. " Not a muu behind tho king drew w breath, while the lutlor paused for a reply, JCvon Btivadas' r««d,y tpnguo {ailed hitw 4t l|io daring of the old man, wbp. fled" tl^em all. t'No, enough," roplied King Louis wearily, and exhausted ulroftdy by having done so much that was voni turesome. "Vouv eiflinoncp must/ longer aud^nge. To your own' pajapo,. For our conference, tl)is 8Qi- piftce nor season- " Ife^o, UU for juatlce 8,11 usurper, and .both followed most closely by Baradaa, who would have given, half the kingdom w'hich lip' coveted" for the .assassin's courage to sfa,b''him there and then'in the back. Una'idcSd, abandoned-, Richelieu tptterod to his feet, leaving to slide off.him the counterpart of tho Capu- ohin's'rpbe, in which he h,ad'entered th'e.palace. He appeared in a cavalier's costume; which becamu him well, with orders'a'nd stars upon the bosbin. ; ,.;. . "It is hot for a Richelieu tir go but jOf.' the serpent's den showing', that the poison has nouked to his heart. Ah! old mountain," mused he, as he proud][y went through the rppm where (ill turned away'from the spl- 4tary figure which no change of .at-, tire disllgured, "the snow deepens on your crest, the storm lashes your bosom as fiercely us over, and tho little unwashed boys of the village •are dancing round the .fire they Jun- .dled'at your feet! Beware.'Barailas. 'lest the'great mass split with the flame, and thundering down, grind yoir -and your kind into undistin- .guishable atoms!" ',-....-. ,,[T,O BK CONTINUED.] , 1 • ^ Snap Shot wt » Weak 5 In England a/ few-weeks aVo'a'oer- ,tain iron' bridge 'of one of the rail-, ways was 'suspected ;of ".being unsafe. It looked all right?;' but there were some reasons why the managers woro tffwid of it. They could not decide themselves and they sent up to Lon»' don for a famous eng-meer to come and look it over. lie otvme and was puzzled, too, until he thought of a \yay*to test. lie took a kpdak und made a picture of the bridge with no train upon it. Then, he kept his 'camera in position and waited for a fast train to come. Pretty soon an express came thundering .on, and jus>t as the big locomotive struck the bridge he pulled opcm the glide and took a second picture on the same pl^te that still held the first, When the plate wus examined the picture with the train was fuund so much bo- low the other as to show what the engineer and managers had feai^d—' a dungerouH droop to the bridge.—• New York Times, ,, • man who — That roal otjl^e awos? 41, da you 40 I - Feeding the hog is being tionjiscd. Formerly anything eould bo fed to swine was allowed, .without regard to tho filth contained, soui'tiwUl, filled \vitu disease germs, b.oiug the principfti d+ot Intelligent farmers now feet! - clover, corn, wheat, vegetables, ground grain and wlioy or skim roilk. given in tri-oughs, with plenty of ol,e,an avaUablo ii* all Cattle fttay be wihteted *ell W! eue Stfftw ahd bran. Twenty-five fjbtiftds fa! sfcfdw cilfc in a fodder cttttet and Hioistened with warm water ahd Si* ot eight pouhds of wheat Or fye bfah sprinkled over: it will make a very good I'atioh fo* each day ahd 'will keep store cattle in as good condition as 25 pounds of hay Would* It is better to give the above ration m two feeds, With fottr Or five pounds of hay Or some roots in the middle of the day. The following destribes the chafac- tefistics points of excellence in any breed of hogs: Face short, fine and welt dished; wide between eyes; ears fine and thin; neck short and thick; jowl large; shoulders broad and deep; back broad and straight; ribs well arched, making the legs broad and strong; hips pood length; hams thick, full and deep; coat, fine and soft; legs short, straight and strong. There are but three states in the Union whose farmers pay any attention to the^rearinR-of' peanuts—Ten- nesseei' Virginia and'Nort'li't!aV6liiia.' Tho crop for this year is estimated at: Virginia, 1,800,000 bushels; Tennessee, 800,000 and North Carolina, 160,000; total, 2,400,000 bushels, a falling off of 29,000 bushels from last year. In the past ten years, including the crop of 1885-'80, there have been raised 21,020,000 bushels of peanuts in the three states'. The estimated value of a Tennessee crop m a good year is about $700,000. ,' llhxibarb, that most gross of all greedy feeders, can be readily made to grow of-enormous size by digging in around the plants as much rich iood as the spade can cover, and then piling on the surface a coat of the same t o remain over winter. No danger o! surfeiting this plant; it always takes what you give ib and mutely asks fo.c more, Its-useiullness consists in large stenis and a crisp, brittle texture— Piich being always move palatable, pi milder flavor and possibly less acid than stalks grown on half-starved plants. Professor Arnold in commenting on the quality of tho dairy cattle at the great Boston fair, says that every breed has been improved in America, and that 'honie^alsed'-sto'ck'• is better' in quality than imported. The Hoi- steins are hardier and bulkier, and give more and richer milk .than their ancestors. Tho.Ayrshires have larger udders and teats, and their frames are larger and better mji&cled, and they have erown more placid.^ The Jerseys are more grow thy and tougher and better milkers, and the Guern- seys, with smaller, opportunity, are alre^ynmlp^p^g.^x These * las t.'rie'ed little'more improvement to become the best dairy cowe of any. Useful Honneliolil Hints. A sure cure for warts is to rub with san'd-paper until they bleed and then rub on^afiim. A,few times cured a very ; bad seed wart for me, ' • Chloride of lime is an.infallible preventive for i-ats, as they flee from'its odor as-from a pestilence. It should be thrown down their holes and spread about'; wherever;, they are likely to come,'and should be renewed"'once n, fortnight. In a case 'of fainting^ put subject on backj perfectly level. Ammonia- to nose.. Gently stimulant when patient can swallow. Keep extremities warm. For neuralgia, .acute rheumatism and severe headache, oil of pepermint, oil of winter green and oil or olives, equal parbs, applied externally over the seat of pain, will greatly relieve, if "nob entirely remove. A few drops 'of ammonia in hard watec will not only soften p ib, bub will remove dirt better than soap. It is always a good article to use when batlurig the 1 person, and the water in which it la dilluted makes'an excellent stimulant to house and other plants. ' HAIR On/,—Half a pint of casboroil, half a pinb of nineby-five per cent, alcohol, tincture bantharides half an ounce, oil of bergamot two drachms, Color a pale piiik with alkaneb root. This is nob injurious to the hair, WAIVM MUSTARD Wvmsu.— Two tea^ spoonfuls of ground mustard and a teaspoonful of salt in a tumblerful of tepid water,—is an excellent emetic.for one who iy accident ov design, has taken poison. An uribeatflh.raw egg, swallowed, will usually'as'quickly vor turn and bring the offensive niattei' with it. It is a great mistake in wennihg ! a baby to begin by giving ft little bits of everything. I have, seen mothers clip a crust of bread in bacon fat, ov gvavy, or even give small pieqesr, of bacon or beef to very email babies, JEven if this is ,'not injurious to their health in the small quantities in which they get it','H is injurious in oneway, as ib" gives them, a taste for suoh things,, and by making them reject. with scpvn the simple diet wliipu should fow their staple food, trebles the trouble of weaning' tlie.m.*-$wse in Rm-nl N»w Yni-kfii- '' As p*k is distasteful to teaftf fe*- here is Miss tarloa's recipe fof baked beans without .it: ^ick OhS i|tiatfc of beafis free from stofiea ahd dirt; wash ahd then soak them in Cold oVef Might, ili the ftittrtting poitf oft the watef; dovef with hot water; ptft twb pounds of corweii beef with them ahd boil until they begin to split opetii The time depend* upon the age of the beatis. It will be ifom thirty to sixty mihutes. Turn them into the colahdefr ahd bout? over them two of three quarts of celd wa- tef. 1'tit about half the beans into a deep eatthen pot, then put in the beef ana covet with the remainder oKhe beans. Mix one teaepoonfttl of mustard and one tablespoonfut of mblas- ses with a little water. Pour this over the beans and fill Up with boiling water to the brim, ot to cover them entirely, Bake tor two hours slowly. Add more watet if they get too dry.ot' as the first cooks away. You can use the same direction, omitting the beef, but putting a little butter in the bak- - to' ulfiimfSn vnc ^ivcv>,« trSdoUeby- fefeepiifg «!> m m , btf shelter Instead 61* Wd* As ws ttnde heafd a far-hue* ffifftaWf,''Cdtti is „ a, fa'thef e*pei!sTv«r ffifttirlat So- tisgr to? weathe^beardihg^ Afiaifcef *!&/ tdecondfni^is 16 feed eptn ldaAm\ straw 6t ethe'i* i-ttugh teM tliat eftfc ! hot be httused, in early, wlntef, befew.-.) it is gfeaity damaged by thl wsatMft V Where fafttteifs carefully ;6aV6' iftid •• all their stfaw, false drilled d6fft fdf ' fodder: Ahd cut all their fdddef fthd feed in stables, the boblem 6f "ecand*. mic wintering" will be 1 almost solved. Ml itt'g po,t -towards; {the last x . h .... 9 . Jf »«- i jectioh, or you can pub in one'pound of pork, treated according to direc tion for the corned beef. C»rpet« »n(MV»ll l'«per. <n buying carpets and paper and other things to go into one room never select each independently of the other, but always consider how they will harmonize. Remember that a carpet is not bought, to be admired for the beauty of its pattern merely, but because it is sort of back ground for the room, and select it because of its appropriateness for that purpose. A wall-paper may be very pretty in the store, but upon the wall the effect may be intensely disagreeable. Always bear in mind thab ibis for a back ground to the pictures and ornaments you"hang.upon your walls, and let it be of such color as not to destroy thia idea. If the color and pattern are very decided, the wall will always assert a greater claim to attention than the pictures. There, should always be beauty in carpets and paper, but it should be of that quiet, subdued sort that docs not make them of primary importance when tho room is occupied. The pictures, the flowers, and the various other Chines of ornament, •'should stand .out'*"'In"'.relief•'ag'aihst* them, and this they cannot do unless thecolor and design of the ^coverings for the floor and walls are less bright and self-a,ssertive than theriiselves.— The New -England Farmer. What Fat People Maraud Mar Not Eat. For those people whose embonpoint is a'matter of solicitude, whether be- caitse it-is upfashionable.oriUncpmto^t- able, the following diet is proposed: May Eat—Liean "niutton and beef: soups not thickened; beef tea and broths; poulbry, game, fish and eegs; bread iu moderation; greens, cresses, lettuce, 'etc.;' green peas, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, fresh fruit without sugar. May Nob Eat—Fat meat, bacon or ham, butter, cream, sugar, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, rice, sago, tapioca, macaroni, custard, pastry and puddings, sweet cakes. May DrinkrrTea, coffee, cocoa, from nibs, with'-milk .but no ! sugar; l dry .Wines, in moderation; brandy, whisky and gin in moderation, without sugar; light bibter beer, soda, and, seltzer water. '-.'May Not Drink—Milk, excepb sparingly; porter and stout, sweet ales, sweet wines. As a rule alcholic liquors should' pe taken sparingly and mover, without-food-. in* flrifflit fttd«Itf the ?*f« fief. Superintendent George tf son, of the Kansas Agricultural Cdl* > legc, has lately exntessed through -*' the Industrialist a few practical". • thoughts irt the interest of the boys of the farm, which parents* who would like to retain the y'ottng people , at home may do well to consider. We quote in a somewhat condensed form! '< "On a great many farms the boy's life is not made nearly so pleasant as it should be. To "him .ib Deisms "'' 'a ceaseless '• * round«-»'6f toil, and no renumeratiott except that which he eats and Wears; and the shabby condition of the latter often causes bitter tears. He is promised great things when he shall become a man; but when he looks around and takes an inventory of neighbor's prop-' erty, he learns that all they have has been earned and accumulated since they left the home of their parents. He should be given such encourage' ment as will make the farm pleasant. .The old, old practice of giving 'him »• pig or a calf or a colt, which was never known to grpw into his hog Or cow,, ( or horse, discourages' an aspiring, youth. Moreover, compelled to work 4 " ' day after day, vear afte'r year, and in '< all kinds of weather, without knowing' , one day what is to be done 'the next, he cannot be expected to take very „, much interest In his work. "If he were consulted- about 'crops, * stock and buildings, and also about'/ sales and purchases, his interest would be awakened by the responsibility which he would befjin to feel. I have' • seen this fact verified many times. . The entertainments usually provided for young people in the country are • generally quite limited and often of an inferior kind. The lyceums and reading clubs are formed wholly of young <people, •> and. <- hence a ace '''unab1e J "icMio much beyond their own experience. "IE parents would help the young people in such things,- these gatherings would insure such growth as would enable v young people to see the bright side of country life as well as the dark, and " the dark side, of city life as well as the,; bright. Make farm life pleasant for the boys, throwing around them the best opportunities of even a country school education, and they will, wH h the advantage'dfWeir^rObust frames', enable us to emphasize the fact that they are 'leaders of thought.'" Jlow to Droll Steak. The act of broiling steak is of more vital importance to many of us than painting flowers, yet if one-quarter of the time devoted to artistic decoration were given to the homelier science, the head'of the hou£tb,'*the one wlioMa' only allowed to pay the bills, would nob have cause to jnake so. many odious comparisons between the home cooked steaks and. the one he gets "in the Afitor House," for instance. It is easy enough to cook a steak well, but it is hob' work, The fire must be briofht, the sbeak thick and bhe grid* iron hot, If you likp the steak very rare, eiphb minutes will suffice, but if you prefer ib well done, it will take ten minutes. The steak- must; be burned Snlne Profitable. Enthusiastic swine breeders ol a statistical turn of mind occasionally try to show by figures the comparitive importance of the hog growing interest of the country. But no great array of figures is needed to satisfy, the, farmer of moderate means vthat hog raising is , one of , his , 4 surest and , quickest ways' of making money." It take^ less capital than in the rearing of horses and cattle, and it' brings returns much sooner. The' greatest drawback in swine breeding is the lia'^ bility to losses from the epidemic diseases which So frequently .sweep , through the country. Yetf"the greac prolificacy and rapid growth of hogs render it possible to soon recover from these losses and still come out ahead of even the fast-horsemen. 'A friend recently remarked that he had followed the showing of horses at fairs for many years, though,from a lack of sufficient capital, not as largely as he would have liked. At the same time he kept a lot of good hogs at home, ,and almost imm'&i$;&ly on-returning' from the fairs in the" fall he had'tp sell hogs to pay Jiis horse-showing e,v penses, Since"then he handles fewer horses and more hogs; Now, instead of standing near the foot of the roll as breeder of good horses and hogs, lie has advanced to the foremost rank as a breeder of improved swine,—Ohio Farmer. constantly, and it inusb not be ed to burn. Have the platter hot, on which you put the steak as soon as it js cooked; sprinkle a little salb over ,t]|)e meat and serve immediately. The steak will be tender and juicy, as none of the gravy has been allowed to run -out, Some cooks broil a steak fov about five minutes, then put it in a hot oven closely covered; tne gravy ia ail on the dish wbeu it is ready to lie served. b«t the steak is apt to lie a little leathery. Try,b.oUi,wa,ys, bub'? think* 'you • will ' ndqpw the • formei? method. New Yorker. is a perennial chavjn cQQk-b,pok. The ypung housekeeper HUea jr.; the old housekeeper depends upgn it as a, sovt of kifc'ohen bjble; girl who aspects to becpme a. dotett pnjt, Writing on the wiute? cave of cattle in the National Stockman, J, H. Pen- ham, of Belmont county, 0., gays on the subject of feeding: The gvain w< tiqns of tattle can be what, owing' to the Seed* Without We»4», Mr, E. H, Libby notes' the fact that a farmers' grange in Pennsylvania has pledged itself, and each, member'' individually, to buy no grass or other seeds on land where thistles;, < daisies or other* noxious we.eds tolerated, and he adds suggestively, '• in his American .^ravden; seed growers there would be jf jnilUpn,, ,*, ov a hundred thousand, ov o,yen, • •<• ten thousand farmers ,an4 'Bar* . diners should so pledge therosselyes, ' and <tb.en live, up - to the obligation? vj Wha,t a pattering of pe,b,b]es iuiww>"< clean lands of careful gardeners! Whaj; *' asavingoflahov! Wfia i t;aJin}ng,o|t)i9. J , popfcebVof the seedsman who can gua>* ,>, antee pevfeplt purity! weed jrtfts. become, a pernian,f dent ol meadow field an( i through the twice t,h&t'%tHQ«Bfe Q! wwi, twice per ma.«

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