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BUTLER, PA.. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 188!)
THE WRONG GUN.
AN KNULIMM fiKKTCB.
'•lt is rather a large gun," Mid 1.
"Ah!" replied my friend Ulater, iu tho*e
accents of satisfaction that no effort of tha
will can conceal, "thai is my gr'utlf bear
gun. You want to nee iu/ elephant gun,
lie hail it in a leathern uaae iu the corner
uudcr a rack loaded with fowling-piece*.
All around us were racks aud case* filled
with firearms of every possible model—
breech-loader* aud muzzle loaders, single
barrels, double barrels, and inagaiine gnna,
garnished with a ferocious trimming of re
volvers of all calibres and knives whose
vicious glitter gave one a cold chill. And
Blazer, moving among theao instrument*
of destruction with the proud tread *f a
master, had a poem to sing in praiso of
each, and un epic to honour thoir exploits
"The art of sportsinauship," said Hater,
with a somewhat pedantic air, "is *i be
ing prepared for any emergency and equip
ped for any game. A good worknuu re
quires good tools, you know."
"Quito true," I replied. "But way he
not sometime* have so many tools that he
finds it difficult in un emergency <o lay his
hands on the right one?"
"Pooh, Pooh!" returned Biajur; "that ia
He unbuckled U>» elephx<* guu Iu iw
cose, and after a violent struggle, which
tinted his face a fine royrt purple, he ex
tricated it from its stout invelpe, and set
forth for we to admire. 1 say set it forth
literally, lor he had to wst its massive
stock upou the lloor while he pautod for
breath. The barrel, of fine blue black
steel, su which purple tiread* glistened,
was of about the bulk of a weaver's beam.
The breech block was a massive piece of
uiutal, tempered to an iridescent splendor,
aud when Blazer threw it back and reclos
ed it to demonstrate the operations of it*
mechanism, it sounded likotlie shutting of
an iron door.
"That," said Blazer, iu a voice quivering
with the triumph of possession, "is some
thing like a gun, eh?"
I suggested that it was more like a can
non, at which Blazer "pooh-potted!" agaiu, |
and, having gained hi* second wind pro
ceeded to exhibit the management of his
treasure at length. He went through the
operation in dumb show of aiming and fir
ing, of recovering, reloading, and firing
agaiu. The moisture of arduous labour
Btood iu beads upon his brow. Hi* elbow*
shook with the nervous strain, and hi*
1 suppressed the expression of un opin
ion tbut it would require un elephant to
carry thi* massive machine into the field,
and a gun carriage to prepare it for its an
nihilatory use. It is well for friendship
not to presume upou its privileges, you
kuow, especially when a friend's wine is
good, and his cook the possuewtr of a spec
Coming fresh from the inspection of
Blazer's armoury into the hall, it was quite
natural that 1 should look upon a pile of
game that his man was sorting over as a
trophy of his prowes* in the preserves.
The man noticed me watching him, while
I selected a cigar from the box on the side
board, and grumbled something about the
way thefce marketuicu do cheat a person,
to be *ure. "Why, bless you, ajr," said he,
"|ißlf these bird* isn't til for game *oup,
aud I'll lay my head they'll be charged for
as full feathers."
"So you have to get some of your game
from market," I answered.
The man looked sharply at me and an
swered, with a shrewd twinkle in hi* eye:
"Aye, sir, some."
Whipster came over from hi* placo as
wo sat with our cigar* iu the dining-room,
and the subject of sport was renewed.
Whipster went iu for a more mode*t game
than Blazer. Hp cultivfttwl the «rt of the
gentle o)d ".Complete Angler," and owned
a private museum of rod* and gaff* and
Unding-neta and an art gallery ol creel*
aud flies. Where Blazer coverod hi* walls
with game panel* and his floors with the
fells of wild beasts, Whipster adorned hi*
with stuffed and varnished salmon, por
traits of gasping trout iu the grass, and
greedy black bass rising to their simulat
ed prey, and matting woven of river reeds.
"Saw you on tho turf ttya tflorniug," ob
served Whipster. "Have »uy'luckf"
•/Rose a woodcock," replied Bla*er, puff
\m very hard at his cigar.
"Regular beauty," puffing harder than
"Got him beret"
'Haw," replied Blfwer, toughing through
«k fojj qf smoke. ''No. Fact i», I didn't
have my woodoook gun with me."
Whipster grinned and winked at me.
"If it had beeu yesterday," said he
"you'd have fetched him, eht"
"You bet," returned Blazer, brisking up.
"But, confouud it! when I went out yester
day there was nothing but snipe,"
"That'* the way with bim," said Whip
ster, a* he walked with me to the station.
"He's got a house full of death, aud never
kills anything. 1 Volieve if he met ft Uou
aud bail only hja het*r gun with him, he'd
himself be devoured rather than use it.
He went out for woodcock yesterday and
fuuud nothing but anipe. To-day ha went
out for suipe and found woodcock. To
morrow he'll go out for grouse aud find
I believe I lauged over thi* idea. At
auyrate 1 had forgotten all about it when a
mouth later, Blaaer called ou me lu a
cloth cap and a traveling suit. V\e an
nounced that his dqctPJ a
long yoys£6 for tym M A restorative from
tUe uitni'ou* strain of doing nothing, and
that he was going on a trip around the
''With you were going along, old man,"
said he. "I'd show you *ouie sport. Egad!
I'll wake 'em up, il the ammunition holds
out. Come down aud see a fellow off."
I fouud him in t. cabin with
his annasrj iu covers, cases, aud boxes
tbttt'lert tim just room to crawl to bed
through. It was evident that ho would
have to undres* outside or sleop in hi*
clothes, but he was happy in the prospect
of depopulating the preserves, forest*, (If?*
erts and jungles of would
fls iu the beat of spirit* when
(he parting bpU wig.
.'l'll aeud you a Bengal rug, old man,"
he shouted, "aud a lion skin fur your *mok
iug-room. Dou't you be astonithed when
the box comes."
1 should have been astonished had the
box come, but it did not. There came no
end of letters from Blazer. Indeed, he
almost milestoned hi* way eround tie
world with theK; ti»t y&r«" 'purity
jfaiiufiittra'uUl'curiously enough, contain
ed no allusion to hi* triumph* in the field.
This modest trait iu a sportsman of Blaz
er's perfect equipment might have aston
ished me, had I not recalled Whipster'*
hint on the evening we walked to the
train together. But I still the
ho'«e th"t t 4. tt 4 (<uiuey arotoifd' the world,
tva 'rhigh > t! at leakt ou ime rfccamon, happen
to have the right weapon in the right
place. Whipster, however, was more scep
' "I'll go you the best >.oi' toe three
of in) that iiwaey can buy, 1 ' said he, "that
he don't bring a haft ot a feather back with.
| hint unless he buys them llow many let
I ters have you had from him?"
"A hundred, more or less "
"Aud how many things bad he slaugh
j lered iu themf
"None, excepting his grammar aud his
spelliug"—for iu truth Blazer's disdaiu of
the elegances of style is quite as marked
as his euthusiasiu for the liattuu and the
"Well," said Whipster, "I'll not make a
bet with yon. I dou't believe in inveig
ling men into dead-sure things."
A year bad elapsed since we had Blazer
saudwiched between his gun cases aud
ammunition chests ou the "Madagascar.'
His final communication came from Mau
dalay, I believe, where he was having a
glorious time; "finest climate in the
world," aud all that. Of the forest nnd
the jungle he had, however, nothing to
say. If he had been sojourning in Loudon
or iu Paris he could not have recorded a
more uneventful and matter-of-fact exper
ience. Consequently, when a Custom
House cart one day delivered at my d<»or a
case which proved to be stuffed with tiger
skins, lion fells, aud a choioe assortment
of minor peltries, I was to be pardoned for
experiencing a spasm of a*toni*hment. I
had not yet recovered from it when Whip
ster arrived, with tho news of a similar
consignment to himself.
' The beggar must have bought out the
TUT UllirKlT, Lino ...■■l -
"I'd give a pouy to kuow what he wilt tell
us about thorn when he gets homo."
It was a mouth or more before Blazer
followed his souvenirs iu pers on. Theu
came a brief note announcing that lie was
back, aud that we were to diue with him
that eveuiug, at his house in town.
\Ye found hiui,iu nothing different from the
old Blazer beyond a trifle of sunburn, al
ready unpacking his arsenal, while his
mau burst the lids of the cases aud drew
the uails. The hall aud the parlours were
littered with the stock of a wholesale fur
shop, and tho air was musty with the
the odour of a menagerie.
"Ureal collection, eh?" said Blazer,when
be had greeted u* iu his best form. "That's
the sort of thing that is worth a trip
around the world, eht"
"Rather," replied Whipster. "You must
have bad great sport."
"Royal," answered Blazer. "Just
"Nothing but big game, eht"
Blazer smiled complacently and respond
ed: "Not a hair."
"Now, that lion there," remarked Whip
*ter, critically, "must have given you a
"Seven shots," replied Blazer, grabbiug
up the skin to show us the holes, through
which he poked hi* finger with a contented
expression. "Came across liiui one luotn
iug just after daylight. I only had my
tiger guu with me, but my men peppered
him with their Henrys till he caved in."
"Oh," said Whipster, dryly. "And did
you have your tiger gun when you bagged
"I was out for olephaut* that day," re
plied Blazer, calmly, "but uiy meu fetched
him. There's eleveu holes iu his overcoat"
"Never mind," said Whipster. "I'll
take your word fur tile number of holes.
"Two. Got thoir tusk* iu that long box
in tho hall."
"And who shot theint"
"Nobody. We trapped theui iu pits aud
gave 'em poisou."
"Well, by Jove!" cried Whipster. "Did
you shoot anything yourse'ff"
"Oh, yes," replied Blazer, placidly.
"Two or three of uiy niggors, wasn't it,
"Seven, sir," answered bis man, griu
"Yon hftd yuur nigger gun with you
those days, I suppose," observed Whip
Blazer surveyed him with a glauce com
bined of pity and scoru.
"If you were half a sportsmau, Whip,"
he replied, "you'd know that there i* con
siderable difference between meu and
beast*. You can kill a man with anything,
but if you don't kill a beast with the right
metal it's not legitimate spurt."
AM he the way into dinner with the
air of a man who had laid down a law that
neither *ophi*try nor logic could dispute or
A certain ovangelist in Western Virginia
organized a Sunday School, and by dint of
diplomacy obtained u good following of
youngsters into whose uucoinbed head*
aud pliant hearts he instilled the rudiments
of religion. Neither did he spare the cor
rective rod iu case his charge failed to
come to taw with the catechism.
One Sunday a new arrival was discover
ed over in the boys' corner. He was call
ed down betore the teacher aud cross-ex
amined with a view to learning his roligio.it*
"flow many §ati* are theret" asked the
The boy thought a moiueut and ventured
the assertion that there were two.
"Wrong!" said the teachur.
"Ob! you must kuow better that that!
try again. "How mauy gods are tberef"
"Four!" whimpered the boy.
"Wrong agaiu!" shouted
"I will sive yot\ o.qe more chatico. fl yon
don't ftn*y,;ex right this time I'll lau you.
Now t fof the last time how uiauy gods are
"Five!" wailed the unhappy tow bead.
Suiack! Tho teacher gave him a thorough
dressing down aud sent hiui from the
room in digracc. A belated scholar found
hiui sitting by the roadside howling at the
top of his voice.
"Whayi m»Uor, Jackt"
•■"teacher licked me."
" 'Cause I didn't know how many gods
"Huh! that's easy enough."
"flow are theref
"One, yau rtupid."
"One, eh! Well, you just go iu there
with your little one god and you'll catch
it. I 'lowcdthore was five, aud he nigh
killed me."— Washington Post"
A Useful Cement.
Fur tho uun ruling tops,
i u&U to *toves, etc., the following
' mixture is recommended; in fact,with such
■ effect ha* it been used as to resist the
blow* of a «ledge bammor.
This mixture is composed of equal parts
of *ulphur and white lead, with about 059.
1 sixth proportion of borax, (,uiee being
» perfeotJy incorporated''together, so as to
t form one homogeneous mass. When the
application i* to be made of this composi
-1 tion, it is wet with strong sulphuric acid,
t and a thin layer of it is place''. V.a»wocn
- the two pieces c( UfJj, >oeiie iieiiig at once
together. ' In five days it will be
a perfectly dry, all traces of the cement hav
t ing vanished, and the work having every
l appearance of welding
Two Ways to Propose.
j Here urr two kind* of "proposing ' This
I one is llie kind you r«ad uKent, but the
I other i* the ino*t popular in the reft)m ot
| fact "lly angel, I have long waited for
thin opportunity. You mutt have detect
lid ere now the growth of i U y love for you.
Prom the day I firit met you that love
took root, aud to night il is strong and
sturdy, unwavering, undying. Your *wvet
smile* have lighted uji uiy life, your every
word has been to me a note of oxijui.Mt*
music, thrilling, enthralling me. You
have filled a place in uiy heart, iu my af
lections, that no one has ever before occu
pied. My lifelong happinc*.* depends sole
ly upon the answer you give me. Say you
will be mine to lovo, carets, cherish, idol
ize through time and eternity, aud make
me of all men most envied. Cut if you
ref—Oh, 1 canuot! I cannot! The thought
is maduess. You will be my wife? 1 see
the answer of your heart mirrored in yaur
lustrous eyes; you kuow I lovo you ai no
other mau has ever loved you, or over can
love you, darling. I kuow you will not
thrust me off."
The augel assumes a stereotyped really
this-is-so-suddeu expression, and assures
Mr. Wordie she would derive great pleas
ure from being his sister.
Here is the other way:
"Ma ide, I have been thinking seriously
dicious than to do
"Yes, I know it is a heavy tax on my
mental capacity, but then I always was
reckless that way. This time, howeyer,
1 think I've been thinking to some purpose.
Iu fact, I've beeu thinking you wouldn't
object to having your name cnauged."
"Just as soon as possible."
"Will it be home or church t"
"Church, of course; we waut to do this
thing iu style."
"Have you asked pa 1"
"Certainly uot. I dout want to marry
"Well, I know; but for form's sake."
"All right, dear for form's sake. I will
see pa, aud maybe you hail better prepare
ma for the ordeal."
"Oh, she won't mind it."
Deep silence reigns again, save as it is
broken by the soft sighiug of the treetops,
swayed by a gentle breeze. Gleefully the
stars twiukle; the moon look* beamingly
dowu from heaven to earth, and discovers
on a vino-botvered piazza two forms with
but a single cliair.
Be Explicit In Making Bargains.
It is evident that many law suits and
unpleasant business differences, aud con
siderable loss of money, could be avoided
by cxplicituca* in asking and giving prices,
iu ordering, aud in making statements,
either oral or writteu, regarding the details
oftrausaction*. Kick* and complaints are
very common in the lumber business, says
the Lumberman, and it applies equally to
business transaction* of every kind. Tronb
le arises from misunderstandings that
might easily have been averted by care
fulness at the outset of a deal, while iu
other iustances definittness of statement
on the part of buyer or seller, iu event of
controversy, would have made plain the
merits of u case that look* decidedly mix
ed because too much has been taken for
grauteil. Inquiries often reach the J.um
ber ma it office regarding the right or wroug
of a disputed poiut point involving a rule a
or custom, but as a general thing a decis
ion cannot be uiado without going into de
tails that the inquirer omits to furnish.
An ambiguous order should never bo given,
nor should goods be forwarded ou the
iitrongth of it. If there is any opening for
a mistake us to the diuieusions or quality
of stuff that is ordered, all the points
should be definitely stated. Orders by
telegraph especially are often too brief,
are open lo iniscoustruetiou, or lacking in
detail. If goods are so urgently wanted
that they arc telegraphed for, it is certain
ly highly important that there should
be nothing wrong ou their arrival. The
gTQit aim of most porsons iu yriting
out a message ss to save a few cent*
by boiling it down—an economy that
often loses dollars |for the sender.
An order by telegram should be made to
state exactly what is wanted, 110 matter
how many words are required, and then in
case of & depute the buyer will have more
ground to stand on.
How 33,000 Pounds was Made
a Horse Power.
When uicu begin tirst to become famil
iar with the metbodsof measuring mochau
ical power, they often speculate on where
the breed of horses is to be found which
cau keep at work raising 33,000 pounds
one foot per minute, or the equivalent,
which is familiar to meu accustomed to
pile driving Uy hurae power, 330 pouuds
100 feet per lainute. Since 33,000 pounds
laised one foot per rniuute is called one
bor*e power, it is natural for people to
think that the engineers who establish
that uuit of measurement ba*ed it on tho
actual work perforniod by horses. But
that was not the ease. The horse power
unit was established by Wutt about
a century ago, aud the figures were settled
in a curious Watt, iu hi* usual caro-
uiuuuir, proceeded to find out the aver
age work which tho horse* of hi* district
could perform, and he fouud that the rais
ing 01 pounds one loot per utinnte
was about the actual horse power. At
this time he was employed iu the mauu
factnre of engine*, and had almost a mo
nopoly of tho engiue building trade. Cus
tomers wcrefso hard to find that all kind*
of artificial encourageuieutJ were consid
erad nccesswy to Induce power users to
| buy KC«am engines. As a method of eu
eouraging buisncss, Watt offered to sell
engines reckoning 33,000 foot pounds to a
horse power, or one third more thau the
actual. And thus, s*y* the Manufactur
er* Go tfltf, what wa* the temporary ex
pedient to promote buisness has been the
means of giving a false unit of a very im
portant measurement to the world.
The Lawyer and the Robber.
A lawyer awoke at midnight to find a
robber standing beside his bed and already
in posessioit of hi* jewelry and money.
"Why, Man!" cried the lawyer uftor a
closer look, "are you nQt the rubber whoso
case I ;u Court ouly two or three
"The very same."
"Aud my plea was so effective that the
jury acquitted yout"
"And, alas! you now come V, itik me,
ts business," replied the rob
ber. 1 hired you with cold cash to plead
my case. 1 must now Hob to get hack
what 1 paid you."
•'But I'll Send you to tot thin!"
l,Ul 4 fcopo not. This time
spoils enable mo to employ even a
better Attorney than you ar««. Oood-bye,
old lei—see you later!"
iUcutd always be douo for
The Father To His Boy.
Come hither. William' John, my -on. eomr
hither to uiy knee,
We'll «it and watch the river take it* jour
ney to the »ra.
Aud .11 the water roll* al-'ii* I fain would
! Since I Inn k heard thy youthful soul is
lately steeped iu (fuile;
They tell me that you want to lie a
humorist aud write
For papers, grin ling out your jest* at
luoruillg. liuou and night.
To tell of candies uiade of rlay and other
jokes u» dark—
Ala*, my son. old N'oah sprung such chest
nuts in the ark!
ou'll tell about the wretched man who
long with store-pipe* toils,
And say the mother in law is tit for strat
agems and spoils;
And to the cat that sings at night you
Columns will devote.
And bubble o'er with huiuor when you're
speaking of the gout
That breaks its fast with circus bills aud
scraps of ruety tin.
And boil with mirth when speaking of the
iramp who's soaked with gin.
And gets a dose of thirty days—oh, William
Old N'oah rung the bell ou sn:-h wheu sail
ing in the ark.
That brooding fowl has always been to
humorists a glee;
Aud then the poet with his rhymes who |
climbs the printer's stair,
And lands upon the boardwalk with a look
of dull despair;
And looking to the future, son. you well I j
Propounding such a thing as this: "What j
makes the bottle-fly!"'
Or telling of the nurse and ' 'cop" a court- j
ing in the park-
Old Noah wept when gags like these were
given in the ark.
We'll sit beside the river, son, and watch
its rapid flow,
Aud if you do uot change your mtud we
rapidly shall go
To where there liaugs a beateu strap with
in our humble call,
Aud I shall gently take it down —shall take
it from the wall;
And those who live within three blocks,
ere we have done our quarrel
Will tliiuk I'm simply pounding in the
beading of a barrel;
Aud if they any questions ask I'll say it'»
just a lark
With oue who wauts to spriug the gag *
that sounded iu the ark.
Why Some Mills Fail.
The two chief causes of failure in flour
mills at the present day are bad office man
agement aud wasteful milling. The manu
facture of flour is in different conditions
from what it was ten or twelve years ago.
Then u man of small ability and limited
experience could run a mill with consider
able profit. But those times are, I believe,
Sometimes a mill started in profitably
comes to a turning point and begins to lose
moucy. Wheu this is the ease, it will not
avail to curse the times and the fluctua
tions of the times. The thing to be done
is, by means of frequent balauce sheets iu
the office and frequent tests in the mill, to
forret out the true cause, and then to apply
the remedy. This may involve the dis
charge of a trusted wheat buyer, manager,
or head manager, but it is the only thing
that will save the enterprise from ship
One of the gravest mistakes that can be
made iu milling, and one that has more
than once come under my observation, is
that of changing, for the sake of a small
apparent saving, to a poorer grade of
wheat. Let a mill build up by steady ad
herence to a high standard of product a
profitable home demand amouuting, we
will say, to a hundred barrels daily. Then
let that mill begin to use iufcrior wheat,
putting the product out under the same
successful brand, aud iu thirty days its
flourishing trade will be kuocked endwise
—just to save three or fonr cents a bushel
Hut thin saving ou wheat. I cau show, i.i
uot actual. We will take a . r >,ooo bushel
lot of good wheat, mill it into flour, and
calculate the yieid. Next we will take
5,000 bushels of poor wheat and treat them
in like uiauuer. Comparing results wo
shall tiud, I am confident, that the first lot
hu yielded uot only more ham-la of flour,
hut a greater percentage of high grade than
the second. I scarcely need add that sue
cesal'ul milling to-day hangs on high grade
Another important matter, olteu over
looked by millers, is the proportion of loss
or waste to each barrel ot flour. There
are mills in which tho total waste averages
as high as four pounds to every barrel of
flour manufactured, while others there are
where it is kept down to one aud a half.
Four pounds socui to me a good deal, yet
some millers habitually allow for that aver
age of loss without special test. Others
mill as though there were no such thing as
waste or loss.
There is no skill or cunning so great that
it can for any long period foist a poor
quality of flour upon the market without
detection and loss. The public may bo
fooled for a time, but sooner or later they
will note the (li«•»■*»»<•«• «»>.i nnnUh th* ile
ceit.— Roller Milt.
A teacher iu one of the public schools of
Detroit was giving a lewon on patriotism.
The children seoined to know very little
about Washington except the hatchet sto
ry and the fact that he was a ffreat and
good Tnan, which they had read in the
second reader. At la*t the teacher
"You stay home from school on W ash-
Ington's birthday, but you never do so on
my birthday. Why not?"
And with surprising emphasis came the
answer: " 'cause he never told a lie."
—Mr. llitter, of South Bethlehem,
thought marriage a failure and now he
entertains the 6ame opinion of elopement.
He deserted his wife for a charmer, who
within six hours robbed him of SBOO aud
put the police on his track. He i* now in
Blithe Stephou and Fair Chios «tray
No longer where the wavelets play.
Xor liftud in hand the meadows rove,
j Or, *neath tho arches of the grove.
Whisper love's sweet and tender taW,
Heard only bv the evening's gale.
Or sit upon stoop and spoon
As „ft thf-y used to di> in June,
Hut close beside the parlor stove
Thoy sit these nights and talk of love.
Thus love, the pleasure kindling flame.
Thwigh every teuton bums the same.
Aud sheds as bright as warm a glow
When drops the gloss tv teu below.
As when it marked by Pbwsbus' aid
fh^aotcH-of "ninety ltl th» shada."
Unseed meals should l>e used regularly
lor all classes of stock. It is not only nn.
' trilion*, lint serve* to regulate the bowel*
and aid digestion.
At this season the p«n should Imi < arc
; fully attended to. They must l.« in good
\ condition for proridiug plenty of milk to
the lambs that come iu early next Mason.
Have a »mall bin in the cellar in order to
•tore parsnip*, carrots and beets for family
use. Store them in dry tand. Tlx miin
crop may lie stored in mouuds outside.
As soon as fall work is over the tools
should be thoroughly cleaned and well
anointed with kerosene oil, which will pro
tect them from mat. N'ever keep tools in
a damp place.
The farm Journal says that a Veil
raised pig of from 150 to 180 pounds, dress
ed at 8 or 9 months old, is the best eating
that can grow in that sort of hide, and
that the days of the heavy pigs are nam
Manure may fail to tihow g<>od results
the first year and show well the next.
Much depends ou the condition of the ma
terial. It cannot afford food to plants un
til it decomposes and its soluble material
can tie appropriated
»»" iwiumj iij|iLji^ r | if)
thereby preventing pools from forming
around the trocs. The ground being kept
dry, trees will endure the cold better.
Wtdl-cured hay is nearly as concentrated
as grain iu proportion to weight. Com
contains about 10 per cent ot moisture and
hay about 15 per cent, but hay eontaius
three times as mnch mineral matter as
corn and much more nitrogen llay. bow
ever, cnutajiis ten times as much crnde
fibre as corn and leas fat.
Food i» best wheu it contain* a variety
of constituents, Phosphate* supply the
growth and waste of the bones, organic
matter rich in gluten, albumen, legumen.
etc., are the flesli formers, aud matter con
laining sugar, xtarch or oil, supply the car
bon, or fat. The food, to be perfect, mnst
contain all the elements necessary for the
Improved stock requires improved food
That is, the beat stock is that which re
quires good care and management instead
of being compelled to pick np a meal where
it can be obtained with difficulty. Im
proved stock, whether full bred or grades,
give good results only when the opportun
ity for no doing is afforded. When tha
scrub is abandoned the methods of keeping
the scrub should be discarded also. Feed
ing has largely contributed to the develop
ment and improvement of all classes of
stock, aud judgment in that direction will
still permit of further progress
luporrAVCß or Xitbook* is Yioeta
Tiosr. Scientists h tve long diligently
worked over the problem of the fixation of
nitrogen, which (to make plain to those
who inay not hare given the subject con
sideration) means the procurement or
utilization of the free nitrogen of the at
mosphere as food for plants. The air is
composed of nbont four-fifths nitrogen,
which is in a free or uncombined condition.
If it could be cheaply combined with some
other element it wonld provide all that the
fanner conld wish ot that character, but as
it seems to avoid combinations the free
nitrogen of the atmosphere is yet beyond
the utilization of agriculturists except *n
far as the plants are able to appropriate ,t.
The object on the part of scientists is to de
termine if plants have the capacity to ap
propriate free nitrogen directly from the
La we*, Gilbert, lterthelot, Wilforth and
Hcllriegel have made experiments extend
ing over a period of many years, bnt they
have failed to discover any evidence show
ing that the free nitrogeu enters directly
iuto the combination of any class of plants,
lterthelot fonnd that free nitrogen was
brought into combination by argillaceous
soiUwhen exposed iu their natural condi
turn, and that there was fixation dne to
living organisms. These gains of nitrogen
explain how argillaceous soils eventually
become vegetable molds, and other experi
ments made in France demonstrate that
micro-organisms play an important part in
such processes of combination, that elec
trical discharges in the atmosphere of cer
tain temperatures effected the result, and
that when the air is charged with electricity
orgauk- matter absorlted nitrogen and
oxygen and effected combination, but re
suits were not favorable to the supposition
that the plants themselves effected tiia
That combinations occur under favorable
condition* are supposed by the gain of ni
trogen in the soil, evidences pointing to
two actions in the soil, one liberating nitro
gen aud tho other bringing it into combi
nation. There are several combinations to
be considered, and their sources do not de
pend on the free nitrogen alone, as they
already exist, among them being ammonia
and nitric acid (compounds of nitrogen)
and the gain of these substances may lie
from the atmosphere and yet not from tree
nitrogen, but it is admitted that certain
plants and soils, under certain conditions,
may avail themselves of nitrogen brought
into combination under the influence 01'
lower organisms. The farmer is interested
in the studr of this subject for the reason
the knowledge of the best conditions favor
able, aud the action of certain plants on
the soil, he will be better enabled to take
advantage of such and increase the fertility
of the soil by green manurial crops.
Song of Ye Olde Pedagogue.
'Twas a Jolly old pedagogue. long ago,
Tall and slender, and sallow and dry; _
His form was bent and his gait was slow,
And his long thin hair was white as snow.
Hut. a wonderful twinkle shone in his eye;
And he sang every night as he went to bed.
"Let us be happy down here below;
The living sboold live thongh the dead
Said tho jolly old pedagogue, long ago.
Delay always induces ultimate trouble
and especially is this trne in its applica
tion to tho human system. Laxador aa»e*
time and trouble by prompt u*» in U»c
beginning of sickness
—lf your baby is sick, suffering and cry
ing with pain of cutting teeth, soothe it
with Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup It i« safe.
Price 25 cents.
—A prominent member of the ancient
and aristocratic family of Dupont, of pow
d«-r making fame, has m-andalised his na
live State by marrying a Qoeenstown bar
maid noted for her beauty. Her name wan
Margamt KiUgerald, familiarly called
•■Tottie," and the young man became
enamored while on a tour with relatives
and took her from the tavern to inairy her.
! Ile is possessed of a large fortune.
I —Mother—Oet np Johnny. Ton are
aitting on my new bonnet. What are yon
i laughing at?
Johnny (ri.ing)-There is nothing iu»w
I under the- son.