The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 9, 1896 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 9, 1896
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- Vv^?* •?>-,' 'f "v 'V£' i *$>mt» y^'f^ff^mSw^^m tef tne 260 it §66-e8wS< f hree ' CHAPTER 11. BOtJT half past ten it was John's bravo good fortune t6 offer his arm to Miss Mackenzie, and escort her home. The night was chill and starry; all the way eastward the trees of the different gat-- dens rustled and looked black, tip the itdne gully of'Leith Walk, when they came to cross' it, the breeze made a ...ash and set the flames of the street lamps quivering; and when at last they iad mounted to the Royal Terrace, Vhei-e Captain Mackenzie lived, a great. Salt freshness came in their faces from Ihe sea. These phases of the walk ".emalned written on John's memory, iach emphasized by the touch of that |ight hand on his arm; and behind all icso aspects of the nocturnal city he Isaw, in his mind'o eye, a picture of lio lighted drawing room at homo vhere he had sat talking with Flora; ind his father, from the other end, had looked on With a kind and ironl- Ical smile. John had read the signifi- Icance of that smile, which might have escaped a stranger. Mr, Nicholson hud remarked his son's entanglement with itisfaction, tinged with humor; and its smile, if it was a thought con- [temptuous, had implied consent. At the captain's door the girl held but her hand, with a certain emphasis; land John took it and kept it a little longer, and said, "Good-night, Flora, iear," and was instantly thrown into inch fear by hia presumption. But Ihe. only laughed, ran up the steps find Jang the bell; and while she was waiting for the door to open kept close in ie porch, and talked to him from that [joint as out of a fortification. She had , knitted shawl over her head; her blue lighland eyes took the light from the neighboring street lamp and sparkled; Jind when the door opened and c.losed fupon her John, felt cruelly alone. He proceeded slowly back along the |ten>ace in a tender glow; and when |j he came to Greenside Church he halt; ed in a doubtful 'mind. Over the crown ' of the Calton Hill, to his left, lay the way to Collette's.whcre Alan would BOOH be looking for his arrival, and where he would now. have no more consented to go than he would have -willfully wallowed in a bog; the touch of the girl's hand on his sleeve, and the kindly light in his father's eyes, both loudly forbidding. But right before him was the way home, which pointed only to bed, a place of little ease for one whose fancy was strung to the lyrical pitch, qtientcd by day, and bordered, when it was cleared the place of tombs, by dingy and ambiguous houses. One of these was the house of Colette; and at his door our ill-starred John Was presently beating for admittance. In an evil hour he satisfied tfae jealous inquiries of the contraband hotelkeeper; in an evil hour he penetrated into the somewhat unsavory interior. Alan, to be sure, was there, seated in a room lighted by noisy gas jets, beside a dirty tablecloth, engaged on a coarse meal, and in the company of several tipsy members of the junior bar. But Alati was not sober; he had lost a thousand pounds upon a horse race, had receivsd the news at dinner time, and was now, in default of any possible means of extrication, drowning, the memory of his predicament. He to help John! The thing waa impossible; he couldn't help himself. "If you have a beast of a father, said he, "I can tell you I have a b-uto of a trustee." "I'm not going to hear my' father called a beast," said John, with a beating heart, feeling that he risked tho last sound rivet of the chain that bound him to life. But Alan was quite good-natured. "All right, old fellow," said he. "Mos* respec'able man your father."" And he introduced his friend to his companions' as "old Nicholson tho what-d'yo-call-um's son." John sat in dumb agony. Colette's foul walla and maculate table linen, and even down to Colette's villainous casters, seemed like objects in a nightmare. And just then there came a knock and a scurrying; the police, so lamentably absent from the Calton Hill, appeared upon the scene; and the party, taken fiagrante delicti!, with their glasses at their elbow, were seized, marched up to the police office, and all duly summoned to appear aa witnesses in the consequent case against that arch-shebeener. Colette. It was a sorrowful and a mightily sobered ccmpany that came, forth again. The vague terror of • public opinion weighed generally on them all; but there were private and particular horrors on the minds of individuals. Alan stood in dread of hia trustee, already sorely tried. Ono of the group was thfi son of a country minister, another of a judge; John, tho unhappiest of all, had David Nicholson to father, the idea of facing whom on such a scandalous subject was physically sickening. They stood a while consulting under the butresses of Saint Giles; thenco they adjourned to the lodgings of one of the number in North Gastle street, where (for that matter) they might 'This is ft tim£ when 1 80 not tike t« 1 ti A If? V be disturbed,' 1 he said. -IWXA.U, 4 ": know that," returned John; f have—1 want—I've made a dreadful mess of it, 1 ' he broke out', and turned to the window. Mr. Nicholson sat silent for an appreciable time, while his unhappy curveyed the poles In the back green, and a certain yellow cat that' War •perched upon the wail. Despair sat tip^ on John as he gazed; ahd he raged ta think of tlfc dreadful series of his misdeeds, and the essential innocence thaf lay behind them, "Well," said his father, with an obvious effort, but Itt very quiet tones, "what is it?" ' ,, »"Maclean gave me four Ihundttid pounds to put in the bank, sir," began John; "and I'm Sorry to say that I'vo been robbed Of it!" "Robbed of it?" cried"'Mr. Nicholson, with a ttow Sncetssfni FftrincfS jbopftfttncnt at the tfMiu— rA Mints ft* to the fcftffe bi live Stfcfck tod toultf j-i and whose not very ardent heart was, just then tumultuously moved. The hill top, the cool air of the night, the company of the great monuments, the sight of the city under his feet, with its hills and valleys and crossing files of lamns, drew him by all he had of the poetic, and he turned that way; and by that quite innocent deflection ripened the crop of his venial errors for the sickle of destiny. ' On a seat on the hill above Greenside he sat for perhaps half an hour, looking down upon the lamps of Edinburg, and up at the lamps of heaven. Wonderful were the resolves • he formed! beautiful and kindly were the vistas of future life that sped before him. He uttered to himself the name of Flora in so many touching and dramatic keys that he became at length fairly melted with tenderness, and could.have sung aloud. At that-juncture a certain creasing in his greatcoat, caught his ear. He put his hand into his pocket, pulled forth the envelope that held the money, and sat [stupefied. The Calton Hill, about this period, had an ill-name of nights; and to be sitting there with four hundred 'pounds that did not belong to him,was •hardly wise. He looked up. There 'was a man in a very bad hat a little on one side of him, apparently looking 'at tho scenery; from a little on the : other a second night-walker was draw- 'ing very quietly near. Up jumped Jjohn The envelope fell from his lhands; h'e stooped to get it, and at the me moment both men ran in and closed with him. ^ A little after he got to his feet very sore and shaken, the poorer by,a purse which contained exactly one penny postage stamp, by a cambric handkerchief, and by the all-important envelope, Here was a young man on whom, at the highest point' of loverly exaltation there had fallen ft blow too sharp to be supported alone; and not many bun dred yards away his greatest friend was Bitting at supper-ay, and even expecting him, Wa 8 it not in the nature of man that he should run there? Ho SSt S quest of sympathy-in quest. o that droll article that we all suppose ourselves to want when in a strait, and have agreed to call advice; and he went besides, with vague but wither splendid, expectations of relief. Alan 8 P* l . .- - W ould be so when was 5* * camo 1 or of age, By a stroUe e might remedy this draws bad? from five, tbe CaUou WU there have had quite as good a supper, and far bettor drink, than in the dangerous paradise from which they had beon routed. There, over an almost tearful glass, they debated their position. Each explained he had the world to.lose if the affair went on, and he appeared as a witness. It was remarkable what bright prospects were just then in the very act of opening before each of that little company of youths, and what pious consideration for the feelings of their families began now to well from them. Each, moreover, was in an odd state of destitution. Not one could bear his share of the fine; not one but evinced a wonderful twinkle of hope that each of the others (in succession) was the very man who could step in to make good- the deficit. One took a high hand; he could not pay his share; if it went on to a trial he should bolt; he had always felt the English bar to be his true sphere. Another branched out into touching details about his family, and was not listened to, John, in the midst of this disorderly competition of poverty and mean- jiiess, sat stunned, contemplating the mountain bulk.of his misfortunes. At last, upon a pledge that each should apply to his family with a cors- mon frankness, this convention of unhappy young asses broke up, went down tho common stair, and in the gray of the spring morning, with the streets lying dead empty all them, the lamps burning on into the daylight in diminished luster, and the birds beginning to sound premonitory notes from the groves of tho town gardens, went each his own way with bowed head and echoing footfall. The rooks were awake in Randolph Crescent; but the windows looked down, discreetly blinded, on the return of the prodigal. John's pass-kej .was a recent privilege.; this was the first time it had been used; and, oh' with' what a sickening sense of his un worthiness he now inserted it into the well-oiled lock and entered the citado of the proprieties! All slept; the gai in the hall had been left fair-tly burn ing to light his return; a dreadful still ness reigned, broken by the deep tick ng of the eight-day clock. He put th out, and sat on a chair iu the hall waiting and counting the minutes onglng for any human countenance CHAPTER III. HQRTLY 'APTE1 breakfast, at whjcl he assisted with 'highly tragica Joh ' sought H« faU™ 'where he f*t, pro W " strong. rising "Robbed? Be careful what you say, John!" . "I caa't say anything else, sir; 1 was just vobbed of it," said John, in desperation, suddenly. ' "And where and when did this extraordinary event take place?" inquired the father. "On the Calton Hill about twelve last night." "The Calton Hill?" repeated Mr. Nicholson. "And what Were you dong there'at such a time of the .night?" "Nothing, sir," says John. Mr. Nicholson drew his breath. "And how came the money in your ands at twelve last night?" he naked harply. "I neglected that piece of business,"' nid John, anticipating comment; and hen in his own dialect: "I clean forgot all about it." "Well," said his father, "it's a most xtraordinary story. Have you com- nunicated with tho police?" "I ha% T o," answered poor John, tho )lood leaping to his face. "They think hej* know'the-men that did it. I dare ay, the' money will be recovered,-'if hat was all," said he, with a, desperate indifference, which his father" set lown to levity; but which sprung from he consciousness of -worse behind, "Your mother's watch, too?" asked Mr. Nicholson. "Oh, the watch is all right!" cried Fohn. "At least, I mean I was coming o the watch—the fact is, I am ashamed :o say, I—I had pawned the watch be- lore. Here is the ticket; they didn't md that; the watch can bo redeemed; hey don't sell pledges." The lad panted out these phrases, one after another, ike minute guns; but at the last word, ivhich rang in that stately chamber ilce an oath, his heart failed him utterly, and tho dreaded silence settled on father and son. It was broken by Mr. Nicholson pick- ng up the pawiiticket: "John Froggs, 85 Plcasaiice," he read; and then turning upon John, with a brief flash of passion and disgust, "Who is John Froggs?" ho cried. " "Nobody," said John. "It was just name." . "An alias," his father commented.. "Oh! I think scarcely quite that," said the culprit; "it's a form, they all do it, the man seemed to understand, we had a great deal of fun over the name—" He paused at that, for he saw his father wince at the picture like a man physically struck; anil again there was silence. „ (TO HE CONTINUED.! iness-- es of boiled pt>ta* toes mashed up and made thick with meal may be given to vary the feed, •but .do .not feed these or other cooked Vegetables too freely, is the opinion of a writer in New England have not grass, cabbage or turnip-leaves may be used as a green food, but should not be given until after the regular feeds, and in limited quantities. At noon and night give good, sound wheat or corn, the latter being preferable for the last meal of the day, which should be given just before they go to roost, In preparing the mash use boiling water, and cover it up to cook through until cool enough to feed out. This not only makes it more digestible, but actually adds to .the nutritive value. Oats are very good for growing chickens, but are not fattening enough for this season, nor Is wheat as good as corn. Plenty of clean gravel and pure water are indispensable for fattening fowl. If not convenient to give the hot mash as early as they desire their breakfast, give A light feed of corn early, and follow with the mash as soon as it can be made ready. See that the hen houses are closed against all draughts of cold air during the night, but guard especially against such as would blow across the roosts. A cold at this season will take off flesh more rapidly than cornmeal can put it on. A temperature of sixty degrees in the hen house at night is not too warm, but they should not be so crowded as to get more than that when tho glass is held near them while on the roost, and a few visits about 9 o'clock may b« necessary to know whether this temperature is exceeded or not, as the flesh or fat can bo sweat off as well as Worked off. Of course lice must be kept off by using kerosene on the roosts and walls, and by blowing insect powder, among their feathers if necessary. A little grease on the back of the head and under the wings may be needed to dislodge one species of large gray louse that frequents these points more than elsewhere. For old fowl the treatment may be nearly the same, but if they are already fat .and are not laying, care may be necessary to see that they are not fattened too much, so aa to cause death from apoplexy before slaughtering time comes. MathieSOfl.— r 'H6ard's Dftttytfiaft" baa till* \ placed the fcumfoef ftt 800; that Ifl^tf* talnly email enough. ,1 think 600, 1 CaflyleV-ift Mlftfies-fltfi and Canada we ooftslitef that it l-equfre'8 500 good cows, or ft daily average of about 6,000 pounds of milk, to justify the building and- operation of a good creamery. There are instances, where the pros- pecte are very bright for a largely In* creased number of cows being fuf- filshed, where a cttamery might be started with 200 to 260 com. Adams.—Not less than 200 cows, i tfMtt *ft Atttttti - ftfint If IMfs t« Wt ffi tie inafe^rfcefWlE fe tts te tranmirttd-sa tan , Bad, a mile 1 expriettft ta\Ck!f . ewa he*. ; Boa'fdttatt— f he ftfcswe'f to this question depends upon a number ef conditions and circumstances. If the tefri* tory is parllaliy occupied by other creameries, thereby limiting the chances of a gradual increase of patrons, a large number of cows should be obtained! but if dairy herds are small and an increase can be expected and territory can be extended, a smaller number will Warrant the beginning. Would say from 300 to BOO cows, Or 6,000 to 10,000 pounds of milk per day. Brandt— Milk, 6,000 pounds daily; cows, 800. Morgan— From 600 to 800 cows. At present the margin of profit is small, and should low prices continue the .smaller factories will be driven out of the business. Nlssley— An average dally supply of 3,500 pounds at the start, with prospects of Increasing to 6,000. fair CYCLING FOR WOMEN. it Is Freshly Indorsed by High Bledlcai Authority. In an article in the* Nineteenth Century entitled "A Medical View of Cycling for Ladies," the author, Dr. W. H. Fen ton, indorses the exercise, asserting that it has done more to improve the health of women than almost anything that has ever been- invented. 1 "Let it at once be said, an organically sound woman can cycle with as much impunity as a man. Thank heaven, we know now that this is not one more of the sexual problems of the > kill more fowls, big and little, 'than Sick Chickens. My chickens ,are troubled by something that causea them to die very suddenly. They begin to droop, and act as if they had no appetite. They stand around, paying no attention to their food. Sometimes a bird that appears well in the morning will be dead before noon, with no apparent' cause for it. My neighbors complain that their little chicks and old fowls do the same. In ievery case the wings droop, and they iloee appetite. Will some one explain the case,—M. A. H., Kingsley, Iowa. We wish that when 1 correspondents write to us on the troubles of their live stock they would give us more definite 'information as to the previous treat- pent 'and feeding. It is impossible to iform a correct opinion from a few external symptoms. In the present case, these symptoms might be present in many different diseases. We would like to ask a few questions: In the case of the fowls whose wings drooped, were there not lice also present? If this was the case with'the chicks, it would account for the morlaltti. because lice Tho Sumo Confldonco Oaino. We were shown a letter a short time ago to a creameryman in one of our neighboring states, from a house claiming to be In the commission trade in Chicago, asking and soliciting a consignment of butter from the creamery- man, basing their claims upon the fact that the market was in an advancing condition and that ^prices were from one to two cents higher in their market than the actual quotations and sales on the day the letter was written, with the usual amount of taffy that ia usually found in letters of this kind; they had learned of his ability to produce high grade goods, and their trade was demanding more of that class of stock than they were receiving, therefore would like to have a shipment from him, guaranteeing that they would make prompt returns and handle the business honorably and Justly, says Elgin Dairy Report. The bait, of course, was the extra price that was quoted for butter, a price which would be impossible for this house or any other to secure at the time the letter 'was .written. It ie doubtful if we will ever know how many creamerymen have been caught with this kind of literature, sent out so freely as it is by commission men in the various cities. Chicago has been well supplied .with this class of people, but it is to be hoped that with the efforts of the straight, regular houses of the city, and other influences that are at work, that their number has been very much reduced. We would advise creamerymen to go slow in shipping to parties who write these letters. Find out in some manner whether they are responsible, both morally and financially, before entrusting your goods to them. They are at long range, and it costs money to collect any bills, even if they are collectable, which many times they are not. becaflse f t .« ted fasp &fefl'diaeifc»£ MSf descent wfti 1ft & '" old Sherman Morgafi, mother was thlrty4hfee years she died 6ft my hands, afid grafid'dfcUgiitfcf .' A spavin came out upah , and thai spavin has toilet® descendants ail the Way dewfi, jpears in the ward that 1 But for that spavin, t would net ft thousand dollars fof hef, 1 Altt ing now to get her so tha't shfc wll.,— „ go lame, 1 remember a welMcbpta ,:, stock horse that had a Httgbofie la Wife foot; and almost invariably hls> had riatbones in their feet, fhefli member another horse that came ft New York forty years ago—a celebfat- (Yes ed horse. In his day (that is, so far tt§ij ;'•'-' looks, and BO on, were concerned)! but ,A he was so vicious that nobody could '' 'handle him. That horse was twVer; driven, to my recollection! and all tho, " colts that came from him were Utterly vicious, but all good-looking. There was not one of them that could be • 1 broken so that it could be made useful.-/ on the farm, or as a drlving-horse t ' The question of the influence of the \ male and female on their progeny has \ ~ f been much discussed, I suppose it is &^\ scientific question not yet settled, s I «^ don't pretend to understand Its' but 1*,', know some few facts about it. The impression is, that the character of the first horse put to a mare influences alt* her future progeny. A gentleman who/, lives in the town adjoining mine had 6 mare that he put the first time to a black stallion, and afterward put her-" to all kinds of stallions; but every one 1 ,: of her colts was black. I don't pro-.' tend to'say that there is anything ln\ that; I only' state the fact. As I said. '_ before, I think we should bo always sure to breed from a perfect horse. I _ am a great admirer of the Morgan breed, although I do not 'think they . have a great deal of the original blood ' in them; of course, it is greatly diluted; but still I think that there is no horse that will do our work under all i circumstances, and keep his looks, so 1 well as phrey. a Morgan horse.—Col. Hum-; day. Sex has nothing to do with it beyond the adaptation of machine to dress and dress to machine. Women are capable of great physical improvement where the opportunity exists. Dress even now heavily handicaps them. How fatiguing and dangerous were heavy petticoats and flow-ing skirts in cycling even a few years ago the plucky pioneers alone can tell us. "Inappropriate cjress has a certain number of chills to accpunt for. 'When fair practice has been made and the 'hot stage,' so to speak, is over, the feet, ankles,, neck and arms get very cold when working up against wind, Gaiters or spats, high epllars and close- fitting sleeves meet this difficulty. Summer or winter, it is far safer ia wear warm absorbent underclothing and avoid 'cotton, "The diseases of women take a front place in our social life; but, if looked into, 90 per cent of them are functional ailments, begotten of ennui and lack of opportunity of. some means of working off their superfluous muscular, nervous and organic energy. The effect of cycling within the physical capacity of a woman acts like a charm for gout, rheumatism and indigestion. Sleepless? ness, ao-cajletl 'nerves,' and all those petty miseries for which the liver is so often made the scapegoat, disappear in. the most extraordinary way," n.ot ac? any d}«ease. If the'fowls had no }lce, •We would suppose • from;, the meagre 'description'that there wS&'indlgestion. This would result from feeding too much and too continuous grain rations, Birds that are sick with liver complaint also act in much the same way, but' tbia disease can be known cer* talnly only by holding an autopsy. It might be said, however, that in the ;case of liver .disease the combs, get to be a light yellow. When cut open the fowls thus affected show immensely swollen livers, while the rest of the body is depleted of blood.. We request the correspondent to write again, tell" Ing us more of the facts relating to the points we have mentioned. When In ft*pro»H»ery ^JnstlQprt? The' Kansas state board of agriculture sent out the following question to the prominent dairymen of the country and received the answers which follow Question—What Is the smallest nurn* ber of cows or average daily roUk sup? ply that will justify the building and operation of a creamery? Answers—Hoard.—Cows, 300; milk, 4,000 tp 0,000 pounds. It takes this quantity to pay the expense and leave any profit on the investment, jJaecker.—Prpbably 400 cows and 5,000 pounds °t mUk. ^QO,—Not legs than 300 -cow? be pledged. Farr4ni|tpn.-*-!n, this part Q? the go/un* try /a cmmery receiving §,QOO '_< _«J11. VIA** /loir /fiiar^t 4-n V\a •falflv prO*" Cause of Ilud Milk. Dr. Gerber, the Swiss scientist, classifies the causes of tainted milk as follows: 1. Poor fodder. 2. Poor, dirty water, used not only for watering cows, but also for washing cans. 3. Foul air in cow stables. 4. Uncleanliness in milking. 5. Keeping the milk too long in too warm and poorly ventjiated places. 6. Neglecting to MO\ the milk quickly after milking. ( 7. Lack of cleanliness in the care of<mi lk> 8,'^Poor transportation facilities. 9. f Slck cows. 10. The cows being in heat. Water Not Butter,— Mr, Robert Gibson, a dealer in Irish butter, tells the creamerymen some plain facts about their methods of butterm&klng, One point we note for the. benefit -of our makers who have leaned to the belief that water could, be sold for butter, "The roguery pf Intentionally making water stand upright by the aid of some butter, and selling it as butter, is of much too frequent occurrence. This Is a wrong. Only yesterday (August 10) I had 'a lot supposed to be creamery butter, the firmest of which showed on analysis no less than 22,05 moisture, and* from its appearance, and Its ap* pearance while being analyzed, there is no doubt that the water being there was no accident, but that It was deliberately forced Into the butter, It is wo- ful, wilful, wicked waste to make stuff that Is not wanted except -at miserable prices, while it Is ao easy by care to make the choicest, which is so much wanted at good prices,— Six, Failures In Cooking Feed,— The fail* ures consequent upon feeding cpojced feed to hogs have resulted from bad management. Through carelessness, the. nogs- may £ave been allowed to gluttonige themselves ap4 their appetite, The'ratjoa way ftave been'de* * the fte4 mjjy bj,Y,e. beeft growd coa,rS£ .ajB4 tbeflj not thoroughly |f§4 mn bays tern top Moppy, it, mj.y, ftft?e feeen. top dry, ' &4,,$a? Jial or tap, ' " "" " J rotutooH for Stud Shoop. We are not aware whether flock 'mas- • ters have ever fed potatoes to sheep when getting them up for show or sale, , though we have made inquiries; says the Agricultural Gazette of Tasmania. Theoretically it would be the right thing to try as a means of increasing wool growth. Yolk of wool is largely potash, while growth of wool evidently is very sympathetic with production of-' yolk from the sheep. Potatoes have a larger assimilative power 'for potash than any food generally given to stud- sheep, or indeed than any soil product in general use, it is therefore well worth 'trial to give potatoes to sheep. Alwaya for feeding purposes potatoes should be cooked. Potash enters largely into the composition of the soil on which such success has been attended , the breeding of the Merinos, as proved by Streleski in his work published about fifty years ago, in which he gives something like 3 per cent of the soils of Brickendon, Scone, and county adjacent. We write from memory, not having -Streleeki's work for reference, but the percentage of potash he states was very large. Practice and theory always since, -though not always can the cause and effect be seen; in agriculture practice has generally gone before science; it is quite possible the rule will be maintained in regard to potash and wool. Will scientists investigate this problem, and practical men at the same time try potatoes for wool growing? __ Feed ot ITowIa. The farmer's flock that has the, range of the fields, and access to a^ great variety of food, may thrive on, a,' ration of corn because it is not their exclusive diet, We have, however, often seen farmers' premises where for two or three hundred yards from the build^ ings the poultry had eaten every green thing except weeds that was not enclosed by chicken-proof fences. Such. runs beconfe polluted and the/ fowls suffer for the lack of insects and green food, The owner feeds the customary/ corn ration and wonders why his flock does not thrive and the pullets do not lay. The development of pullets for laying is much like that of heifers fop giving milk. Concentrated grain diet overtaxes the digestive organs and produces fat, Bulky, succulent food,, that which contains toe bone and cle making material, is necessary to secure the healthy digestion and thrifty. growth.— -Fftrm Journal, t] ! Draught Dop,—Over 50,000 draught dogs are in use Jn Belgium, drawing milk and vegetable carts and " light vehicles, being generally with the hardy Belgium woman, Is a regular flog market >vhere the aijj mala may be purchased cheaply,' $$$ f the industry figures largely in the, clty'i/ '/ business. They are more pear L ' used in Belgium than In my ' country, although it EuropeaA country, aunougn H .aa,& rn.i been, repeatedly urged that the subjjjj, {$& tutiow p? small hqrgee and. %$ ' be wore advisable,-as th.o. ,a might be cQQYPrte,4 i%i,<, wfeen'they beoanje tOQ/oJlcJ Tisfor^ Thewflews' ajeysten to putting to susli a

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