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No Cure, N Pay,
N thn rnty Klnilley'" Kyi- falve Is mid.
hnmlc mid Kntinilutftil rurvt) In .at
ly; rnuiimin em-e eve In 'A rirs, or
money buck fur the klim. Mold l.y nil
liuirKisl, or liy tiutll, but. J. 1'.
Havtkh, Dr-ciilnr. Trttif.
Iird ( hlcf Jiixtlnn ltni ll, of Knclnnil, In
il nlwayn In have it beton every imp-trunk
eeortlnu event. ,
netotjr I lllood lccp.
Clean blood moans n clem r-kin. No
booty without ii. t m.Mret. ('iindy Cnlhai
(Iran your blood mid keep it clcmi, bv
Mining up tin- luy Ijtrroii.l driving ail ini
I'Uritics from tho body. II' mil t l:i v to
I .ttiisli pimples, hnil.s, I.loti Ii , H.ukhi'.iil,'.
mil that sickly bilious romplt ion bv taking
'iimarets, -lnumy tor trn i-i'iilx. All ilitij
fnl, satisfaction final iiuUvd, lev, Sic, Site.
ileinife llerry, 1lin K 1 1 1 1 1 1 lminlMm-lf r. bus
i, tired fillers. caiV M-rvli-c ulih military
Wllllt Ii TilltiTllH'f
It i a sui-e film fur sli .kin f!'rfn;. It
tires Itcii, tHtf.r. r nmvuiti. crzeinri. nit
rliiMim. -'. N nver full-. Nothing Is "Jnsf.
is i..ii.' Ildii'i nr.MMi! sn'iM.liiit, Try, mid
i hi will be ctuivl nei-il, n tieiiis:! n 14 nt ol lie is
'live If youritriui:isf. finoHii'i, keep it. eml
''. Ins u;psilii i.'er iff Hit' milker, .1. T, fviiih
l.lue, Huvaniifili, (in., lor n box postpaid.
The Klifflivc fif Kgypt flniw s n nhirv ten
ine n great, ns tlml. of the l'iv-,i lent of iln
I nl till r-tntc-.
" 'A Gentle Wind
of Western Birth
Te!ls r.o rwccter itjry i,i hum.inity tfun
the announcement lh.il the hc.d'.h-ijitier
and he.iith-brinjcr, Hood's S.:rs.i parHh ,
tells of the birth of an era of good hcahh.
It is the one rclhh'.e specific for the cj'e
of M blood, stomach and liver trot:l'.r;.
3 footed SaUamuffq
Oulto Allt'lip.l ( i.
Philadelphia I'.eronl: Dni jroke "!
1 ar you called on the lady's fjther last
5,i.lit. How did ho like your unit?"
Uai-Juppc "Very much, I tlii ik. .
J.t-pt h:ilf tlic coat collar when I left."
Slid Olii-ynl IimtrnntlfiiiK.
Mrs. NaKRfrby (Impatiently lln -"Norn,
drop everything nt onco and
rome to me!" Norn "Yen, ma'am."
Mrs. Nngirsby -"Now, what's thn liaby
crying for?" Nora "Uccaiiso I drop
.cd him, mum." Tit-Jlits.
BUY OF THE MAKER.
FHiy-fini jc:ir iifrn,
v.p iM'fiin fmr
pit Hi llllimil c( no
lOIIlt' IHIMtll Vidf Sf'.l-
iiivr I'lH-t't u lllf I (ll i iiic i , KM VI!
loiina llifjiisjirtiiri of pfnpii' Iiviiii; in
nil iKirlsol UiiHfiiiutrv uiiiui.Lt , nsii
fur Un-ir mc r iiuhoMf. cr nrtil of
pay ini; the piciiiu Uielr lu.ui
ui'uli rs Wf-rti cliiityin.
We then bfyatl H'llu.iirvci-ynrn'fitir
own pinits n.aoi' in ouronn raftfini H,
I'llllS !l I IH Of fr. t li I lur l.ill 1 .
'J'Jc to cvfiyiliibityou Wt lir.fvti. villi hi; ini!
I mi, f(M luimr H.iiml In a
liouio. Ill an i Hire, in in h.i.
JUiiiirlJ If I. on it r.iliu, i r In a tin i n,
- 1 mill IW nil. Mnv iitt it. i, ii...
VXttaKlT? to-day for m ar'y mo imj.
It ll'lll M1F,-, .1 Ull 111!" Ill M
V'V-' ll'll 1 H .if flW. Ulil'l.l yl... 'I, 1
yii.i;.' l't:t,tloztii' m.., tit .'.!.
if ti int in,l until is ttre to
ri'tttinf if l,ult all itboi't
wi yilimx f.i :, It'rjr mut
I Im Itl.HUU tUv. Jialwiii
unit i; Hairs . 'ItolfSlt It' p I f, t'j till
liic ( 11.1 tit;lt i rut atttt Iff.
$1 Hot. 127.
Illlf l.llllOKl-nplifil I'tif
Uiitrn. Ait iN,niiri'i, I'mttiTiM
uiifi i.Hir iiii.iiiik in iim'II' t'-t'ill
(-nldt-H. tiriM'l niMVril lie-, lm-
IIK liiritislii-d t'-.vv until rt-cluhl
1 Ciltall.UIIU K ill) H,tll.lN of l lotil
I uUitrltcl, oil' is Hllil mill nver-
t-nuis liMitt $..." to ';. 00. y-
ltH"-ut' IMliil lilt i loOiiiiir vim-
tt IMuutDt, OiituiiH, Krivinic illiM liiiH-s ami
IMryclcH. W iurli l aiitiujjiut ilu ion wmil
Adiin'hs tliia way;
UAI.TI MOKII, nil). Ili.pt. S I I
Mory of it I. out; llnuril.
Corneliiij ilreckenridxi of Taliafer
ro, Ky.. was in tov.-n the oilier day and
while talking to a friend he thnut. hi;
liam uudrr his waistcoat ami pulled
out a snowy white heard which reachoil
almost to 1) I.j ktiocs, says the D'tivei
Times. "I 111.1 KoiiiK to tell you in:
Incident, of my KTe that ha.; never be-
fore been made public," he said. "Thai
beard of mine is now thirty-otic Incho!
lout; aixl the cause of its length Is all
line to the fact that 1 once made a bet.
Vlicn the war broke out I was fine oi
the southerners who enlisted and
fought with the confederates. Qulti
naturally my fcelinx toward Abraham
Lincoln was not of thn best. When
old Abe came up the second llnn foi
lection I said to u friend: 'Hob, If old
Abe Is elected I will never nxaln shave.'
Well,' tald Hob, 'if Abe Mnciiln is
i lcrteil I will never lihave,' Hotli of u ,;
api-eed It should stand us a bet and the
election day rolled around and the
result la well known."
r 1 ,
tfIAUK vevy word "operation" strikes terror to a woman':!
Nearly always these operations become necessary
If the menses arc very painful, or too frequent and excessive.
p;et the right advice at once and
stop taking chances. It will cost
you nothing for advice if you write
to Mrs. I'inkham at Lynn, Mass.,
for it, unci if you let the trouble
run along it will surely cost you a
Kreat deal of pain nnd may inc.in
Miss Sarah J. Gr.Aiiwi, Sheridanville, l'a.. writes: "I)r.R
Mns. PlNiul.wi : 1 had stifTcred for scv
'jt''jjcral years with f:nmlo troubles ami
df:!.''.! doctored until i was disconrajred. I felt
by prompt attention to it,
CETTINQ ADOUT PARIS.
The Street Vt nt flmalhiuee of the
City nntl the Rfttee of Pnree.
Tho meaiu of paasftigor transit In
f'nrln la domplhlnjt tlmt will Interest a
(Trent many people thi oomln y4?ar, In
view of the thronss tlmt will visit the
rxposltlon. It e effectod by electrl-
! rlty. stcnni, rompreF-ied air and horse
power. There am three tramway lines
I ?ervlng Paris mid the auhur!, and om
J clbu.ien ure Renorally used throujhout
; the city. One of the above-mentioned
! tram lines belongs to the Compapnlo
Ucneralo rtcs Omnlbua, and thn other
two are practically controlled by the
'unip company; so that It ran be said
; to have a monopoly of the cntlro paa-
"enRer transit, exclusive, of cabs and
earrlaKi's. It hi n stock company, or
ganized In 1S33, having obtained from
the city the exclusive1 right to transport
pafseiiRers frcm one point to another
In the city of Paris. The coneesKlon
expires on the ."list of May, 1910. The
I omnibuses are of two s.ze.-i, and drawn
by two or three horses, respectively.
The smaller model U arranged for 2S
to 30 places (14 outnlde, II Insldo and
two on the platform). Tho larRer
model affords accommodation for 20
:n top and 20 Inside, including four on
platform. The f.ue on the top I3 15
centimes (near 3 rents); Inside and on
platform, :io centimes (nearly 0 cents).
Tho payment of the last-mentioned
fare entities tile passenger to n "cor
respondence" or transfer ticket to nn
olher conneetlp. or Inter.'ectlns line.
No pattseiiKers are taken on when the
places are filled, either at a xtatlon or
en route. At the starting points num
bered UckeU nre handed to the pas
cenp'ra, and when there are more than
r 11 onsth to fill one conveyance the pre
rcdenco h given to those holding the
fli'3t numbers. Th.e net omnlbu.-i or
ear starting begins with the number
last uncalled on the previous vehicle.
The same system prevails at the fixed
stations en route for vacant places.
No standing In the aisle Is allowed. The
statistics for 1 -SOU show the number ol
passengers carried as followa: S3 lines
of omnibuses (2C to 30 places), 60,030,
li2i; H lilies of omnibuses (40 places),
7!),3li),(!31; 3 lines of ster.ni tramways,
'2,Sl.2,SaO; 23 line.-i of horse tramways,
:i7,0!)2,02i;; 4 lines of compreied air
and electricity, 10,705,340; total, 2!0,
M0,2ni. The distances traverser by
the divers lines vary from about two
.nilo.i to 11 little over four miles.
JUSTICE IN CHINA.
a Story of 1.1 II unif ftiunrr auii V.'ould
Of 1.1 llunK Chang numberlesa r.to
rles are to'.d In Chinese society. Now
and then one reaches thl country
through our consuls In China. On one
oecasion whim the premier v.-as having
a bitter fight with Homo of tho more
conservative members of tl.o t.'iing-ll-ynmi
n he received as a precrr.t a niaR
ninccnt cake, which he hail reason tc
suspect contained pcison. Ho put th
cake aside and set all h!-i powerful
machinery to work to find out whe
was nt. the bottom of the plot. The
inv-j.;ti;;ation va.: partly sr.eenssful, the
crhno being traced f) three men. ol
whom . one, at least, was absolutely
guilty. Li had tho trio arretted a a -J
brought to his yumen. When they ar
rived they were ushered Into his prea
ence end were received In h!s courtli
e;;r. manner. Tho cake was produced
with tho remark that "politeness for
bade his tasting -it until tho thrcs
pun'Tous donors had had an opportun
ity to eiijoy its excellence." l.l cut
i he cake ami one of hia cervitorj
handed It to the unwilling guests
Kach took n piece ami nte. or pre
tended tf cat it. Ona crumbled the
pieces nnd let them fall upen the Hoor
but the other two ate calmly, without
manifesting any (motion. Ten minu;
t'.tes and the two men began to show
symptoms of miflerlng. 1-1 fimlled be
iilgiinntly and said to tho man who
had not eaten: "Your wisdom Is so
Kreat that I am compelled to pre
serve your head as a souvenir tc
transcendent gftiius." The man was
removed and promptly decapitated. Tc
the oilier two tho premier remarked
"The cake that you are eating is not
the ono you sent me, but one which
I hud my cook Imltatu. The poison
from which you arc. suffering exisU
only in your Imagination. I know ol
no way to cure your present pain ex
cept liy lefun you Khare the sami
f.-.to as your frb-nd who Uaa Jiibt left
and tired of living. I hud dis
ease of kidneys, bladder trouble,
dropsy and bloulinn, had womb
trouble and a lare,e tumor had
formed ; in fact all my organs
wen- out of fix.
' ' Sec.il. .1 woman's letter prai
i:if; your remedies, 1 wrote to
her nnd she begged of me to try
it, telling nic all that it hr.:1 dtma
for her. 1 bought six bottles of
Lydi.i K. l'inkham's Yegetablo
Compound nnd now cunnot ex
press my gratitude to you. Tho
tumor began to come away in
pieces and I got better all tho
time. I believe now that I am
"My doctors could not believe
it at first, as they alt had told mo
that my case was a hopeless one,
and no human power could do mo
any good They were astounded.
If I can say anything that can
help other women, I shall bo
It is not safe to wait until tho
last moment. Mead off trouble
Don't be satisfied without Mrs.
FARM AND GARDEN.
I)nt Il.tthn l or lleim.
Do not forget while the weather is
2ne to gather some finely powdered
road dust to make dust baths for the
hens during the winter. It can bo
supplemented then with coal ashes,
but the dirt dust bath will bo pre
ferred, as it does not muss the hens'
feathers so much.
fturrtilent Freil For Micrp.
If tho sliephord desires to bring his
flock to the best condition in winter
he must use some succulent feed such
ns roots ov cnsilago, or such feoil us
oil meal, bran or clover. In most
far ming localities few feuds can bo
raised cheaper than corn and corn
fodder. Thoso can ho used to good
ndvantngo in rauiiitniuinfj a flock, ami
if tho silo is properly filled, will
furnish snllicieul succulent feed.
Klllllur n VoiliiK lionMnr.
The great plnguo of the beginner in
poultry, whose object is to produce,
the grentest number of eggs, is the
largo proportion of non-layers that
are found iu every lloek that were
spring hatched. It is, we think, the
rulo that later hatches have u still
larger proportion of cockerels. Hut
bo thoy few or many, nil except the
ono or two that nre to be kept for
breeders should bo killed ami mar
keted when of broiler size. Their
sex can then be determined easily by
any ono used to poultry, nnd in the
lato summer tho broiler Will sell for
ealing for as much money as it would
bring when fully grown, besides cav
ing the feed and enro rcrpiired to keep
uulii that time.
For Moiiliini: llfiin.
Fill a bnckotwilU two parts of good
wheat bran and one part of shelled
oats, lioil a boef bone, with Homo
moat adhering to it, in a two gallon
vessel. 1'ut a potato or two nnd as
many onions, if convenient, iu a pot,
and when cooked pour tho liquid into
the bucket of bran and oats, cover it
over, and let it stand for twenty or
thirty minutes to steam, soften uud
expand. Thon feod tho mixture to
tho'hens. (livo them the bone to
pick over, and also tho cooked veget
ables. Do this once a day, and a
goodly lot of eggs will be obtained
from evou a lloak that is moulting,
for tUero nre always some hens that
are not as far advanced in the uhediiitig
process as others, and they will lay
while the others nre completing tho
process. They should also have sonio
Ttio Iloir nntl the llroolc.
Experience litis iliowu that the
brook is a dangerous adjunct to the
hog paslurj. This is especially r,o iu
most of tho prairie States, where r.ho
land is so level that a brook winds
sluggishly through many townships,
and must need receive the drainago
from iiiimy farms.
When hog cholera breaks out on
ono farm it often, iu this way, dis
tributes tho disease to all tho farms
further down tho course of the stream,
wherever tho hogs depend on the
brook for drinking water. Investiga
tions iinve shown that Fome of the
worst outbreaks of hog cholera have
come iu this way.
In a mountainous country, where
tho streams are many times so short
that they are known from source to
final out-How they urrt comparatively
safe for tho watering of all stock; for
the reason thr.t it is not possible for a
difeaso to exist there without its
presence being known. Uut iu level
Slates the len;,lh of the streams pre
cludes this knowledge. In every sec
tion of level country whora hog
cholera exists at all, tho hog and the
brook should be separated. This pre
caution, if widely taken, will lesson
tho diseaso mimed by a large per cunt.
--Farm, Field aud Fireside.
TuMiig ltoin-y From llio Hive.
To removo comb honey from the
hive great care should be taken. After
ono has produced a cusj of nice fancy
grade honoy it is important to know
how to tako it from tho hive and not
have tho boes pnucturo the white
rapping. This is often permitted
and the 'honey is rated as second
grade. When ready to take oft' honey
approach the hive with the smokor
going well, send in a few puITs of
Miioko at tho entrance, then raise the
back end of the super and pull' iu a
little smoke very gently. Do not
frighten tho bees by rough haudliug
or jarring the hive in any way, for
then they will run to the boxes of nice
honey and puncture the cuppings aud
After raising (he super about six
iuehes on the back end with one hand,
slip the bee escape under it with the
other hand nnd adjust everything iu
its place. Tho boos will all make
their exit through tho escape iu the
board ono by one, and your super will
bo ready to come oil" tho next day. It
is best to put on escapes toward evon
iug so tho bees iu tho super will not
in; too hot. Now if you have been
Judicious nnd expeditious in all your
manipulations you may carry oil' your
super of nico comb honey tho next
.Homing without a puncture or scratch.
A Floor For llomj SC ill.
Where mures uro kept a tight floor
in tho stall is not especially conveni
ent, but with horses the case is other
wise. For them such a door as is
!hown in the acyompunyiug illustra
tion is best suited for keeping their
routs from becoming staiued. Tho
i.tahlo floor beneath tho flooring of tho
i.tull should slopo a liltlo so that the
liquids that run through tho openings
iu tbo ntull flooring will be conveyed
down behind the stall, where they
may bo absorbed in the litter. The
A KTAiib n.oort von 'nir. htaum:.
pieces of which the stall floor is
mailo may bo live iuohos wide laid
nr.-biilf inch u'.iurt. They are shown
further apart than this iu the cut iu
- .-r-" I; ""v-'T.J'" '
order to make tho mat ter plain. There
should hf four cross bearings under
the stall floor if two-inch stall' is to bo
nsed. New England Homestead.
linffti Injiiiloin to the Currant.
Tho insects attacking the currant
nro the imported currant-borer, the
American currant-borer, tho imported
currant worm, tho native cow-fly, and
several others of more or less impor
tance. Tlio two bovir are in some
sections a serious in pediment to suc
cessful enrrant culture. Thn moth of
the imported borer lays its eggs in
June, singly near tho buds, whero in
a few days they hatch into small larva,
which cat Ihcir way to Iho centre of
the stem where I hey burrow np and
down, feeding on the pith nil through
the summer, enlarging the channel us
Ihey grow older until at last they hnve
formed a hollow sovernl inches in
length. When full grown the larva
is whitish and fleshy, with brown head
and legs anil a dark lino along tho
middle of its back.
When the hollow stems do not break
(iff, indications of the presence of the
borer may be found in the sickly look
of the leaves and the inferior si.o of
tho fruit. I
The only remedies nre to cut out
and burn all hollow euties, or to rup
ture and destroy the moths, who nre j
siuggisii in tno cool of tlio morning.
Tho American current -borer differs
from the nbovo in beii.g of smaller
size and without feet. Sometimes as
many as eight or ten of these borers
are found within one cane. The cut
ting and burning of the infested stalks
is recommended in (.his case as for tho
imported borer. Tho insects attack
ing tho leaves of the currant aro tho
imported and native currant worm,
and tho currant span worm.
There uro numerous oilier insects
that commit depredations of minor
importance, but tho three mentioned
are all that are likely to bu trouble
some. Tho first two can bo kept in
subjection by tho use of powdered
hellebore in tho proportion of an
ounce to a pailful of water, sprinkled
or sprayed on tho bushes at their
first appearance. For the spun worm,
if hellebore is used, tho liquid shouIiVj
bo matto three times the usual
strength. Faris greon is more certain
aud eil'ectnal where there is no objec
tion to its use.
Seir.l.'iif-iiftfrliii; IlHtiH Sent.
The cut shows a nest for eonllning
each hen as sho goes on to lay. Sev
eral times n day tho nest can bo ex
amined nud those hens which have
laid can be liberated, after taking the
hen's number and marking her egg.
Thus i.iu! can find the best layers, ami
breed for better layers each year. Tho
nest tills enough wheu tho hen steps
cm the edgj of the opening to tip down
the thin door that will shut her iu.
Tho wedge behind si ins down and
holds Iho nest firm, so it will not rock I
back uud forth.
I'ulvcililiiK the Soil.
The value of pulverizing the soil re
peatedly is not generally understood
by farmers who cultivate large acres
of hind, but the market gardener, who
has only u suiull space on which tc
make a living, shows by his methods
that he realizes the importance of this
work. Incidentally, pulverizing the
soil means good culture of plants, bnt
plants can bo culn.-ited uud tho soil
may not be pulverized. The liner we
pulverize tho soil around plants tha
better is tho mechanical condition of
the soil for making the plants grow
aud resisting dry weather. When we
study the Biibject from a scientific
point of view we can understand bet
tor tho effects of what is good culture.
Everybody in this age understands tho
theory of tho evaporation of water
from tho soil, how the water rises from
tho subsoil or underground springs by
capillary attraction, uud if not tukuu
up by the plauts passes off into the
air. This evaporation begins on the
surface, and extends gradually down
ward. If the soil is too thick and
compact tho moisture has difficulty in
rising np, and the top layers dry very
slowly. Such land is usually wet anil
muddy iu ordinary rainy weather, uud
it is unlit for crops. in order to fa
cilitate capillary attraction the soil
must be so pulverized that the air
spaces iu tho soil uro small. This en
ables tho soil to rise gradually and
continuously, liy good cultivation on
the surface the plants aro kept well
supplied with moisture all of tho time,
nud every fresh stirring of the top soil
starts up new reservoirs of water from
Gardeners hnvo what" they call a
dust mulch, which is tiiuply another
name for good, thorough surface cul
tivation. They stir tho soil uroiiiid
tho plauts every week or few days, and
the soil becomes so thoroughly pul
verized that capillary attraction is in
vapid progress ull the time. It hns
boon demonstrated that on tho right
kind of soil garden plants can iu thjs
way be brought through the driest
weather imaginable, nud without a
drop of water artificially supplied.
The dust mulch is better for the plants
than uu artificial ono of leaves aud lit
ter, although tho latter are not to bu
neglected whero it is impossible to give
tho thorough pulverization required.
The stirring of the surface soil is more
important wheu the pluuU are young
than when thoy got hulf grown. Thou
they shade the ground around the
roots, and form a protective moisture
holder that helps them through the
hot weather. After nil it is tho youug,
immature plauts that we have to care
for nnd tend, nnd if we succeed iu
getting thera started aright the crnpa
are pretty well assured. A. II. Uur
rett, iu Aiuoi'icnu Cultivator.
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- Jf 1 -jiv f.j jj.:;iiij I I
lL- ' ;
an- u roM.vnr NHST. I
GREAT WHEAT HARVEST
AND INTERESTING DAYS IN
NORTH A'E'JTERN STATES.
tppnurntiflft of ft Tlirenlier'e Truln ni It
lines From One .loll to Anol tier W IihI
(lie Separator llimi. Ilelxtlve Merits of
the Meatier nml the Hinder IHcn..il.
Tho hum of tho threshing machine
will bo heard for the next few weeks
from tho east line of Minnesota to the
farther boundaries of tho Dakota.".
The land is dotted with grain stacks,
usually in groups of four, though oc
casionally a farmer, who makes a herd
fir a flock the prominent feature of his
; husbandry, will hnvo his entire crop
i itnekod iu n semicircle round tho north
j ami west sides of his corral. At in
tervals slender columns of smokn tell
of a "steamer" at work from dawn till
dark. A stranger in tlio country see
ing the steamer moving from ono job
to another might easily mistake the
outfit for an innovation in railroading.
First comes tho truction engine, not
unlike a locomotive engine, although
smaller and painted in brighter colors.
Immediately behind the engine is the
tender wagon littnd with a ruck for
hauling nlrnw. Nearly every engine
nowadays is a straw liiirner. Then
ronies the separator, a monster ma
chine with thirty-six to forly-eight-
inch cylinder, and a sixty-inch separa
tor. .behind tho ssporalor comes ths
tank, resembling very clo-foly a
Standard Oil distributing wagon,
which hauls water for tho engine from
tho nearest windmill pump. Net the
"Irup wagon" currying the loose para
phernalia of Iho oullit, and tho clothes
and bedding of the men. If tho thresh
ers board with the owner of tho grain
this constilutes tho train, but if, as is
generally the ease, tho owner of the
machine boards his crew, the "grub
shanty," mi ordinary house-wagon,
brings np tho rear, making a train
from 100 to J 00 feet long.
Tho modern separator comes pretly
near being the "whole thing." Instead
of tho threshing crow of our boyhood
days drivers, feeders, oilers, hand
cutlers, four to six pitchers, measurers,
and half a dozen straw stackers the
crew consists of a manager, usually
tho owner of the machine; engineer,
oiler, wnterninn, nix pitchers and a
cook. The pitchers, three on a stuck
on each side of the machine, throwthe
handles, higgledy-piggledy onto nil
endless belt tlio width of tho cylinder,
automatic guides straighten them atid
the belt carries them under rows of
knives that ::ut the bands and then
feeds them into the cylinder. The
grain passes from the winnower iulo
the elevator, iseurried up teu or twelve
feet to the weigher, weighed uud
sacked or poured into the farmer's
wagon b:ix. The straw and chad" pas.-:
into the olowor, or automat:
stacker, n steel tube about llireo foot
in diameter anil thirty feet long. This
is set at the beginning of u job nt nn
angle of ten to hftcen degrees above
the horizon nnd gradually raised as
tho straw stuck rises, to an angle of
! fifty or higher. It also swings from
: right to left, slacking thn straw iu a
i seiui-circlo arouud the tail of tl
machine. At the bottom a "blowe;
or fan forces a draft through tho tube
strong enough to curry the straw many
lout lrom llio month ot tuo stacker
Some of the threshers require tlio
owner of the grain to board the crow,
but most of thorn hnvo learned that it
pays bettor to carry their own board
ing house, have meals at regular
hours, aud keep their mu-u together.
All the farmer has to do is to haul his
wheat to tho granary and pay tho bill,
ruugiugfrnm live to six cents a bushel.
Ho linds it n great improvement over
the old days when he was obliged to
the neighborhood to get to
1 gether a force of twelve to twenty
men, and tho farmer's wifu is de-
, lighted with tho change.
Twenty years ago a dollar a bushel
was considered only a moderately
paying ' price tor wlieut. Ten yeurs
, back, when tho market had worked
down below seventy-five cents, the
; wheat farmer faced certain bankruptcy
j with a groan. Now, farmers iu the
Northwest are selling wheat, aud
making money, at fifty cents a buihel
jNInuy factors contribute to make this
! possible, but heavier crops aud lower
! wages are not among thorn. Lower
j prices on nearly everything he buys,
especially machinery, lea o tho farmer
a largor surplus from a giveu sum,
I but the result is brought about most
' of all by improved machinery uud
systeinizing tho business. Tho gang
! plow, the four-horse harrow, tho broad
drill, tho binder and the header on
I the level prairies of tho Northwestern
j wheat fields have more than doubled
! tho producing capacity of labor.
As soon as one crcp is oil' prepura
j tiou for the next is begun. Even
now in tho Dakotns nnd Minnesota
j notable progress has been mudo to
I ward tho crop of l'.IOI). u ninny
; farms a field of forty to 100 neres was
' summer fallowed in June. Then,
! thoro is the corulleld, twenty to 100
neres more, needing only to have tho
! corn stalks dragged to ruako it ready
I for the drill. As soon as tho grain is
in the stack and here is tho stroug
j point of tho largo and increasing uiini
i her who use tho header in preference
to tho binder tho gang plow is
i started. Tho earlier the stubble is
I turned under tho better tho promise
for next year. With n fouiteeii-iuch
gang nnd four good, heavy shireti or
I'ercheroiis, uu old man past tho ugo
for arduous labor, a cripple, a bright
boy of twelve or thirteeu--and on a
pinch the farmer's daughter eiin
turn overlive or six neres of tho mel
low soil a day. F.eouutly at a (1. A.
11. eamptiro in South Dakota, thorn
was a slight delay. At the last mo
ment tho organist, who was to accom
pany a quartet in some old urniy songs,
hud sent vegrots, and u young man
had beeu dispatched for tho daughter
of a comrade in nn adjoining town. The
messenger found the girl afield with
the "gaug." fn an hour she had
made a hasty toliet and was playing
the organ as prettily as you please.
. l!y the luiddlo of September the 100
acres, which is the area prescribed by
the unwritten low for each gaiig, 'is
'aimed. Thou eomes a long rest', ro
,'ur as the wheat crop is concerned,
until April 1. About that season of
the year, if you should be driving
through tho realms of tho wheat kings,
you would witness some transforma
tions. Yesterday the suowdiifs were
melting iu the April sun; to-day the
furrae-', or the farmer's man, is follow
iujr the four-horse, thirty six loot
harrow smoothing nn r.cre for th
drill at. every sweep ucr s the qnar.
ter section. To-morroiv tho drill
starts. No daylight is wasted.
Twolvo to twenty acres a day is seeded
till the crop is in. Thon the rush i.i
over. At more leisnro tho garden is
made, the cornfield plowed, planted
and rultiva'.ed. In .Tuly, haying and
preparation for tho harvest nre in
If Fortuno has smiled; if showct
ami sunshiim have followed each other
in duo proportion; if drouth and
sirocco, tornado an 1 hailstorm have
spared them, tho Holds of ripening
wheat are a poet's dream. Hut to the
farmer in the great wheat belt harvest
is distinctly and emphatically non
poetical, ft means long days nnd
short nights, dust nnd sweat, grimy
face, hsndi blackened with oil, weari
nosfi and aching joints. Harvest is
tho most critical ami important part
of tho year's work.
Tho most practical and successful
wheat growers are divided iu opinion
ns to tuo relative merits of binder and
header. Tho headers are made to cut
ti ton, twelve or fottrtoen foot, swath.
With a Iwe.lvrt-foot bender thirty t i
thirty-live p.jres a tiny can bo put iu
the stack, but it requires a crew of
six to eight men and boys nnd eight
or ten horses. With a six-foot bimlei
two men with three horses will put in
i no siio.is twelve or thirteen acres.
Uut horses are more plentiful than
men iu the) Western harvest iields.
liy using u seven-foot binder and
eight horses in two reliefs, three nun
frequently put up twenty acres or
more in a day. For the bender it in
contended that the harvest can bo
taken off more quickly and cheaply
nnd tho grain is in the stack when it
is cut, leaving tho field ready for to
plow earlier than by uny other means.
Tho advocates of tho binder urgtio
that it is not always possible toseeuro
enough bunds to till the header crow
while the farmer can run his binder
with one hired man.
Uy either method tho work is
pushed from dawn till dink. The
fanner and his help reach the end of
harvest worn down by hard work and
long hours, but. with a sense of relief
that tho fruits of the year's labor ure
measurably neoure against the hazards
of tho elements. While wheat, is, and
must uoc4sarily remain, the leading
feature of Norihwssturn agriculture,
the boat f.irni.'rs have ceased to de
pend on tho wheat crop nlono for their
living. A herd of cattle, a flock o;'
sheep, a few pig, tho great Amer.ieji!'
luui, una a well kept garden supply
many of lus family vauts, leaving
bun in better shupo if tho wheat crop
Th.-re is only one flock
merino sheep in England.
Tt is said that two million English
sparrows were recently destroyed in a
storm in Arkansas.
Tn Hungary salt is sometiiaos
sprinkled on the threnhold of a neiv
house to keop away witches.
A suit to recover twenty-live cents
occupied tho attention of tho court iu
Geneva, N. Y., for two days.
fu u Methodist church iu a remoto
Georgia community, tho old rule ot
separation of tho sexes during worship
The Savoy Hotel in Kansas City,
Mo., has a dog that aetti as bellboy,
going for tho mail, aud carry iug note.i
to the clerk.
There aro millions of tho inhabi
tants ol tlio Philippine Islands who
never knew the dominion oi Spain
and never saw a Spuniurd.
"Gossamer iron," the wonderful
product of the Swausen iron mills, is
so thiu that it takes 4001) siieets, piled
one on the other, to miiko nn iueh iu
The unique source of tho water sup.
ply of Yport, France, is n series of tino
springs on a pebbly beaoh that is cov
ered by the sea to a depth of more
than ten feet at high tide.
Perhaps the only word that is tho
same in all laugunges is tho "Hello!"
iu response to the telephone call.
Wherever there is a telephone line tho
word is iu use, and menus just what
it does in English.
Wheu a traveler in tho grand dneliy
of Baden wauts to seud a telegram
while ho is on the train, he writes the
message on a post card, with the re
quest that it be wired, puts on a stamp
and drops it into tho train letter box.
At the next station the box is cleared
aud the message sent out.'
China still has the old-fashioned
system of private lottor carrying. Let
ter shops, are to be fouid iu every
town. If he has a letter to send, tho
Chinninau goes to a letter shop uud
bargains with tho koopor thereof, Ho
pays two-thirds of tho cost, leuving
the receiver to pay the lest on (in
livery. ri'cMiint (;riiiil' NiiKKiiallon.
Au official who quite generally kuowf
what ho is talking about was dilating
tho other afternoon upon tho futiuv
hopelessness for nil reasonable pur
poses of many of tho little creeks uud
rivers for the ''improvement" of whiii'i
Congress was asked to appropriate
money under tho Hirer and Harbor
"When Grant was President." said
tho nlllciul, "lie used to nllerna' ei y
hueklo and fulminate against tlio ex
penditure ot goon liovernineut com
lor tno 'improvement' of measly littU
streams that ho himself know could
never bo made fit fo: any human pur
pose. There was a Virginian who,
failing to get Congress to stick in uu
appropriation for tho dredging of a lit.
tie stream down iu his section, dually
importuned Grant in tho mutter.
" Lot s see,' suid Grant, musingly,
I believe I orossod that stream iu
1804, wasn't it?'
" fho Virginiun, who remembered
Grunt's crossing of the stream pretly
well, replied alllrmatively.
'Look here,' said Grant, after -i
pnuse, his face lighting np suddenly,
ny tiont' you mucailuuiizo it?' "
Mexico its it Corn Producer.
Mexico now stands third among lb
corn-producing countries of the world,
its production in 181)7 being olllciullv
estimated nt 121,81)3,000 bushels. Ex
ceptiug the orop of the United States,
the Mexican orop is exoeeded only by
that of Austria-Hungary, the average
aunual production of which country
ii about 150,000,000 bushels. Crop
THE SABBATH SCHOs
INTERNATIONAL LESSON COMy '
FOR OCTOBER 8. j
Holijerl: IIiiinn' Plot AgnlnM tl 1
F.Kther III., 1-H-flolil,.,, Te. 'kilee
Till., Ill Commentary nn the ' J""ri
CoNNrv-riNn Links. In lesson tw. Vh'
Inst tpmrtur wo loft the people nt .1,., I
si III nt work on tlio temple. "Wli,.,, (Vaiiii
Mulshed thoro enino u piiusn of in-ir Kile n
yeurs In tlin history or tiio ,1hw' iti at
this time the Mndo-lVreinn empire i twey i
larger than liny provisos kliigim mpfi
world, so Unit Its ruler wns Mm rdoil
with splendor nnd wealth almost i imng
linnglnutlon. ItsniiibUlonwiistin.it nn
(ireece, nml extend lis swnv over I h o it i
world. This empire in lis wholo Ht in
from India to Ulhlopla, must lm, e.
tallied ii population of at least inn fj tilp
When Cyrus was king, nnd hi :rthlH
Issued to tho Jews, llfty thousand r, ti ven
to Jerusalem; t licsu rebuilt the tcm, rul'tie
wcro planting thn rnnewnil klnv,
(lodngnln in I'nltistlno. Hut tin.,, an ng
Inr m numbers still remaining In t. f'
ol their captivity. These worn ei,,. i Whl
nnsiiniss, nan Homes, Mini must llvlril
tallied considerable wenltli. It wru . the
.lews who were seutleriitl throu-li, rib O
MOiio-I'ersian tun pirn wbosn lives Jn of
Hunger nt tlm tlmoof our lesson, tli n tie
Human's plot hud buim currle, mcho,
would most likely hnvo sought to , (Oliet
even tlieo nt Jerusiilimi.
1. "Almsm-rus," A r.iynl title n
tosnveriilJlfiilo.Persl.nl kings. T
Xerxes tho son otDurliis HyuUspes
Is thn shortened word for A In
"11111)1110." Tho kind's or the Am
woru eallud Aung. It Is likely thai
was tlm deocHiidnnt of Hint AiMi;
by Kanl but .Instroyeil by Hanoi, il
the ground might Irnvn a hntrc.l'
.low. "Advnueud him." Millie 1
h u set
prlmo minister nnd put all tho om Ion oi
Htiitn under tils itlrnnilan. Hneli u ,i t hnv
Hon In seats was counted of vnt 81 th
tiineo In tlio formal court of Persm, " of
'2. "King's servants reverenet I ftnlli
These were a higher class of oftlei r tn'
porters, who with In iitlundan, .,. ,onts t
irnto to receive tho commands of thi'" I'
-Most probably the houiugo require. I ' t d
innn was Idolatrous. "Clavo him not e
honors," us to n tloltv, for such wr,,"'1'8
lo tbo kings of 1'nrstu, and might
their favorites, "tha king bnii , 'n
iiiiindud blin." To bow tlm knee m,, X'",
rovnroncn to nil great persons whs u-ln.i
mon respoet iluu to tlitiin, nud tliont-Rn
not n particular commaiiil from Vu ' ' I""1'
There was thnreforn more linpllcl " Bnl
rovoroneoeom.il nmlnd than whut pro Sor" 8
from n morn civil respuef.
4. "Tlmy told ilamau." They de. ,ooltl
know whether lm nnd tho Jaws w,r'
allowed to observe their Rlluril In r ,,,,.''. Hit.
"Ho bud told them that bo was h ;
Tills proves tlml ho vliidk-utoil lib,. - i
the ground of bis religion, uud it .
that lm expected tho king would ml , S ,,T
Plea, which favors tlio siipposltl.ni '
l'orslan kings used to excuse tho r fu
servants from such obelsanoo us tlir ! i.
not conscientiously render. i
5 "Then was Human full of writ !':,".
rnado Ms proud spirit rugo nnd It-S
boil within him. I ., (l m of
mid v ilnglorious mlml ami Ininvi,.,... Tln. "
i). "Ho thought
scorn to lv b:u
Jlordoeiil nlono." It Is u pennl'ln llii-, ' ,!,.,
not to worship Hamuli, us it was
buclindnezzar's not to worship the :..',
Image; but bis single lire Is nothing I .P
i.utlsfactlon. Thousands of lnno,-,,
viiluabln lives must bnsacrlllced to- , ,
iu appear lliimuu's Intolorublo rii'
unsettled ei-m.lfv nn.l ti.. i... .....'i mel
....... micitwib n,.
n n Amuleklto to tbo Israel rf ciuil.
barbarous wish was. his tlnit they 1
but one uo.ik.
7. "They east Pur." They ent
find which of tho twelve months w,
tlio most favorable for the execution
man's design, nnd the month Ad.
taken iho lust month of their y,-r
sumo us our February. Thon tho 1 Hi,, i
east for tho auto, mi l tno Milrlueni lh h,
wns chosen. It wns the llrst mouth
year when Human begun to cast In: 0n h
tho llmo for the execution of tlio J" and i
delayed until tho last month, which i ,iVB
shows that though "llio lot ho cast I, .fHinn
lap, yet tlio whole dispiisingtliereol i u '!,
llio Lord." l'rov. 1:3.S. A year lnt.-rJJn T
bucweon thn design ,! Us execution, thini
gavo time fcr Mordecnl to noiiuiiliit -witrTi
Rsther with It, nnd forher to bit ( or
with the king und thereby pruvent tL-iDff i,
.1. "A certain people." Iu his eye.; i0t tli
nnd contemptible, not worthy to be i jto Oh
"Scattered iibioiiil und dispersed., i then
tbo provinces." Who therefore, If tnl :f whii
may poison nil thy subjects wit!, bu, fr,
principles. "Their laws are divers, be bin
ull people." Knoll they certainly w the In
they worshiped tlio trim God ueeor.l , uuit i
His own laws; unit this was not done I e earn
other people then on tbo fatso of tin blood
Ono groat purpose of many of Um.t whit
nnd customs was to keep tbo Jmvs !:, utriu
from tho henthou. "It Is not I sn! r
king's profit." A pretense ol Interest. s wn
king's prosperity imd nutboiity. llo'ng tit
ropresunt tho Juws us fugitives unlnj w
bonds, UisalToctud to tho Kovernmi- e mu
iiiii'iy to nir up reooiuon. lio wi: ling tl
bis advice and service to bring abo. chllili
destruction of these people. j j ,.
tl. "Let it be written." Ily this he i nni v
throw ull tho odium oil himself and the wt
on tho king nnd bis counselors; 'u wou
wished tbo thing to puss Into n Itruln i
which ho coul.t buvo but a smnll si ery u
tho blutno. "I will pay ten I housanil ilnilSd
of silver." Ho lids high for leave yee'
stroy all of thorn. This shows how l(r i i
bout on tho destruction of the Juunndftr
undoubtedly Human enpectod to g Adilr
sum aud much more by seizing on ill bn i 1
goods. Ho bud said botoro that It wi'pgV
for the king's prollt to spuro tha Jcur ,,.
horo ho is obliged to acknowlcdg-rtlll ,
there will bo a loss to tho rovouue. '.of 'th
10. "Tho king took his ring rp that
unto Hainan." Without nuy nxiiuiiijh bill
ttito tho condition o( tho people le. hail b
iiuuteil to tbolr destruction, llvtlirt rtij y
ery of his signet ring ho diiliigiitonoinj,
Hiimsn tha power ot life nml doiuu. luring
11. "Tho silver is given to tneo Itlons i
people, also." It the pooplo wore lr it Is
iiient to the nutlou, us Hainan hn jturljii
I boa It would bo worth something 'in vcu
king to fluvo thiiin destroyed; nnd If limd ti.i,
would undertuko tho business ho sh- f the s
rowllrdod Iu the same measure t lliougli
offered to enrich tho klug. liliud wjaoM
king to mo In this no personal Jfnsim
ngalnst the .lows. "Do with them f liner,
sueinoth good." What Inliutiiiinitottaies
t hi to glvo so ninny people uulie ilanailv
fleiith to please n favorite! We see uiuim.
exultation of Unman, uud In bis -to. ; Iu
queut lull, thut (lod sometimes a Olive
men to arrive nt tbo blghunt dogma o( tig pel
nnd power, but that -.le soon brlug-hoy ov
low anil exposes them to shiiiu j tjn j
misery. Here is seen nu,i the Mu un ?o6 ro
ol Abummrus iu giving credit too u:i ilo.(Wni
Human's B.iggesliou against the stsfn;
Mi leh woll-iil;;li led many millions uiiioiuli
cent persons to perish. fcunbn
' ? hlast
Holillers In Opera. Uied
Opera In Hussia is sometimes s j una
to unexpected Interritptifjiis. The full
lowing incident, which recently!0' .
curred ut the Court Opera Hoit-f trl'vo
Moscow, Is related by Music TiMA
" 'Curnien' was being produced fj,','
the commanding general of the I'nIJIj
son hud kindly lent a number nMH,if
vates to represent the Spanish geM1""1
In the piece. When, In the Beconr,'0
in i.ue I'uiiiuiuua oi uou jo&e, iu
vates marched on to the stage,
were thrown Into confusion by i
tlieh- commander-in-chief sitting i
front row of the stalls, They fort
about the play, and stood still at -
i is ini
! s illlM
, tfco II
tlon before the general, as requhp
inlllturv fliselnllne. lteiriirfll 0UQ 111'
wild entreaties of the stage mai',
anu inn nespuir or tne principal ap
the dutiful soldiers remained thus"1'-,
the general shouted:
All rig... W
i-hlldren, play awuy.' 'At your Iuo oi
mand, Reneral,' answered the meiKWrliu
then took their nart In the nlen"t,oi
iiuuui.iiuu nuim luucicu, llOf fUo'yj
somewhat from the uaforwiiuen ilj y0i
ruptlou." '-I yoi