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BUILDING FOR SWINE.
Drarrlptlnn of a Mrarlorr Wklrk
Xo Xrry Kir nalvr lint oT
nlrnt la Etf r) War.
The illustrations show ground plb
and iile elevation for a ling barn that
mg'it to meet ordinary needs. I buve
drawn the plan to make 12 pens. It
will require only a little more money
than putting in biz, and it will 1
funnd, I think, very advantageous.
The pens are eight by ten feet, whh
a Kix-foot passage between. A floor
opens from i;uU pen into the lot. The
pen juljaeent to tlie boiler can be con
nected with the boiler, and will give
titVujnt lient to wash hogs in the
cohU-st weather. I have also rhown
place for feed bins and t-tairwn.v (up
per left hand corner), and the farmer
can u.-e the f-piu-e fi r tv. horc tails,
SI I iJC KI.I'ATMN.
if lie so desires, in rtne corner of the
room. Tliis plan will give h'nu the
greatest space and the greatest com
fort possible for liiMli man and lieaH.
The floors should 1 f Portland ce-
imnt, while the ilixision walls thould
t' of brick, our tliickne.s?, nnd pltis
h'i'd witlv lVirtlar.d cement. Jht
from nf IliC' pi ns coriicctoJ with Ifc-i
a'levu.-iv 1 would advi.'i iieing made
Hi-' iii ; r.AUN.
ail I inn
ive a gooil
y thaa u .
ii .- tln.P '':
his i iiilr.-bi-twii'ii
i '. i'
;n n' 1 ' ' "'
il'.i'g him at
I an and iii--The
- shown in
i r with the
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!f'm- j '. lity o! :: .;
The !.!'. ! .!:.; i
wl.i.-h !y ! :i f.
pi-ll--, ill l!!:il r II ii
This .should hi' p;iM
on well-packed fi
brirk . hi as to lack
of nn inch of ton -iii
filling the cracks v
i! nit ilation.
f, rt in Irnrl h,
w Mt!i of the
i) l.y 10 feet.
ih l.iv-k. laid
.in'; and laving
; ' ut inc-ei;.rlith
ir each uther, and
i;li cciuent,. the
paveiin lit hen set ill stand the hard
rst freeze. Jty this method the bricks
can be laid Hat instead of on cud, and
your correspondent need have no fear
of injury to his pigs, as it will wear
the feet olT and cause them to stand
upright on their toes'. instead(of at
nn allele. I1oweer. 1 would not advise
nnimals MiriiiLr Kept longer than four
or five weeks at- a time on the brick
floor, as tiny can then lie transferred
into miter lots.
This barn is designed for farrowing
quarters, nnd with that end in view I
ndvNe "fenders" made from one-inch
e p.:. i
I en i in !y around t lie
id.-, by using "TV."
ii-i rii n il f i'oiii any
i- three coinieel ions
which will i ; aide you to place the pipe
six incln"i f:a 'ii the ground and six
inches from the sides of Hie stall.
This w!!l a;Voi'd amp! 'i-"t i-i-t ion for
Ihr liiterai.d prevent lna.-hing of same
by the su'.v." Country (li iitleiuan.
FORCING DAIRY COWS.
Ity No (Itlier Vi'I'hiiI "imi ''c I'lls
I'riiiliirinu; Iniuu-il.- of Heifer
it, lucre lis e it.
is ;mi i
,','r v. c
Mil, as 1o
1 of milk and
ic',1 forcing is
' at .'ill, and
. iioitt f. niiiil-
e :. : Il of some
iii ; '.
f. i i.
t ' 1 1
i : ' no '
I' I o a I
i i;..! v.:...t i - tin
not .;.rd to reni'-mlu
c was fast that could
limit ? j
r when -
go at ii J
gait, but now we an;
mighty close to the two-minute mark, I
nnd cannot say that the limit has yet I
been reached. So it seems reasonabln
to suppose that ihc limit of milk pro
duction in ii cow has not yet been
reached. It must bo admitted that
many cows, those possessing weak
constitutions, nre hurt by overfeed
ing (forcing), yet it is only by forcing-
that we can hope to increase the
milk producing capacity of a cow.nnd
increase the vain of the breed.
Itanium's Midland Farmer.
A portable forge with a few black
nnlth's tools is a good investment on
a farm. The boys will soon learn to
weld iron nnd much time and money
mav.ha. jui vdb .dotnir -ioba . that
HUGO AS A BENEFACTOR.
Haw fa Paaiaaa Preaeh litktr Oaea
llvlpra a Paar Pnala b
Wn la Lot.
Catulle ilrmie. writing In the Cour
rler de Ktats Uni. tell an interettlgg
tale of bow Hugo helped a poor press
man who was in love. The following i
a condensation of the story:
During Hugo's exile Mendea vn ed
itor oi a struggling journal which, for
reasons of economy, was printed in a
mull provincial city. There Mende$
beeume acquainted with a poor press
man who was well educated, and intel
ligent and a very entertaining com
panion. I'mally be was very cheerful
and light-hearted, but on on occasion
il-'i.nnius l-'iiiali Amli.ir. l'lilUiMliroiilst
uail I'alrint )
lo morose that Meiuics quvstionvd
him until he confessed the reason.
lie was In love wiih his employer's
daughter and she with him. The mas
ter printer had risen from the case
himself, nnd his present fortune and
social position did not warrant expec
tation of a rich snn-in-law, so that the
young printer had been confident and
serene until, na mg itecic.cii mat mere
was im u-e in wailing longer, he had
reeentlv asked for the young woman's
Then he had a ainfii! surprise. The
girl's father was tii;a neia My embar-ra.-std,
it- appeared, an! a penniless
snli-ln-la'.v was not to be thought of.
The fa orcd suitor in us t Law six t hou
sand francs, at least. So the poor fel
low was in despair and talked about
drowning him eif. Mctidcs himself
vuisi jirrtty hard iii in those days. lie
advised the di-consola t e lover to ap
peal to Victor Hugo for assistance.
The young printer naturally objected
that Huiro had bctrgars rn his hands
nnd would not be likely to dn anything
fur n total stranger. 1'itt Mcndes in
sisted (Hid the printer coinplii d.
On Meiiiles next vis-it. two weeks
later, the ytiun.-j man tm-t him at the
station and showed 1:1 in ::.( 0(1 f rn ties- in
bank notes which Hugo had si t;t him
w ith these w -inl :
T am not rich just row. Tlease ex
ruse me. Here are Xoon f runes."
The printer said that he would
marry his Clementine next month. Al
though her father had demanded twice
the sum he could not refuse when he
learned of Victor Hugo's part in the
Po they were married. How long nr
how happily they lived together Mr.
Mcndes- ncL'lccts to state.
THE OLYMPIAN GAMES.
rrcslilcTif Itnosi-velt Wilt Attrnil the
Oltcitliiu; of Hie I ii ((.runt lonnl
President Koosevelt will attend the
opening of the Olympian games in
Chicago during September and Octo-
e promise tiie
nry ,1. l'lirlier,
i.'iii .1. lo.sen
eot.,111;; ice on
a i imposition
. ,, ,!,, .,11 ;,, Ms now i' r to furl her 1 hp
(. ,Turt s of the Olympian association,
!,, entered enthusiastically inlo the
spirit of the proposed exhibit ions, and
discussed them for an hour with the
commit t eenieii.
l'artieiihtr at tent ion was paid to the
military exercises, which nre to have a
prominent part in the games.
DrenKCH I p fur iMccllniii.
"Uncle" David lliiggins, of Abilene,
Kan., has ow tied a silk hat for 37 years,
which he wears only on election day,
when lie dresses up in a long I'rinee
Albert coat and other good clothes
and makes the business of voting quite
n ceremony. "I'nclc" David is fOycnrs
oh!, nnd he has voted the republican
ticket ever since there was a repub
licsn party. His iinnunl appearance
in the plug hat hns grown to be quite
an event in Abilene, and on account of
It there nre people In Abilene who re-
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MICE GIRDLED TREES.
The? Caa Be Saved froai Deatraetlaa
II the Promt Her Dearlke4
la Carried Oat.
Mention has recently been made of
bridge grafting to save fruit trees
injured by mice. The cut, showing
how the work is done, Is reproduced
from a leaflet published by the New
York Agricultural experiment station.
Geneva. To do this grafting take e
twig of lust year's growth and sharp
en it to a wedge at both ends, at
shown at Fig. 1. The tw ig should be 0
little longer than the distance across
the wound, and stiff enough to pre
vent bending easily. With a half
inch chi.sel, with the bevel outward,
make incisions through the bark to
iminOlNO INJCUKD TT.EKS.
the wood above and below the girdled
spot. Press one of the sharpened
ends of the twig into the lower cut.
and, bending the twig, spring the
other end into the incision above.
These twigs should be placed alone
the wound about an inch apart. It
just the right length they will be
tirm, and nn lying is required. T'ut a
small l it of wax at the points where
the twigs enter the tree. It is not
thought desirable to do this bridge-
grafting on any but strong, vigorous
trees, liirdhd trees only a year or
two old would better be removed and
others put in their place. liural .New
CULTIVATION OF BEANS.
I up Seeil from It el luMe Sources o n !y
mid riant In i hlcL, Well
lli'iiineil 1. im in.
Nocroprespi.nils more readily tnood
soil and cultivatiou than beans. The
soil best adapted to it in a light, rich,
well drained loam, which was mil ml red
for the previous crop. If too rank
manure is used it is apt to make the
plant run too much to vino, llcans aie
extremely sensitive to both cold nnd
wet, and it is useless to plant them
before the ground has become dry and
warm. The largest return will result
from planting in drills from two to
three feet apart, and leaving the plants
two to sAk inches apart in the row. I'p
to the time of blossoming they should
have frequent shallow cult ivation, but
any cutting of the roots after the
plants come into' bloom is likely to
cause the bhissoms to blast and so cut
oil' the crop, Keiueniher that the cul
tivation of beans should always be
very shallow, atul that it is useless to
expect a crop from n field so poorly
prepared as lo need deep st irringaft er
planting. Varieties should he selected
so as to give a succession both of st ring
and green shelled beans. The wax
podded varieties will degenerate inlo
u mixture of green and wax podded
plants unless (here is constant at
tention given to the removing- of any
green podded plants which may ap
pear in the seed crop, and the con
stant selection of plants of the highest
type for stock seed. Hence, it is espe
cially important to use seed from re
liable sources only. Midland Fanner.
( lierrv unit I'liini (nil lire.
The cherry and plum can stand,
nnd, indeed, need strong soil. Heavy
manuring with fresh stable manure,
however, is not advisable, says Iowa
Homestead. I'se rather old, well
rotted manure and the soil from
around incnurs piles that is tilled
u ith leach!arr. Ths clearing i,p of
old liaraytnia f.fiw no-t of the
manure li tcr.!.:l cd ted the h'.'i-1,
inirs of huff yar-Jn txel the clca ii:na:-
if poultry yf-d
: I Ce
' and the
I ,. I I',-
i can he se
Tier v-iviel' '
': '' ;i!'.r am!
iy employ ing
p ice. I,
row u in a
may not be
The cherrv can bo
made Ihrcr-I'ourt lis
dla met er n nd it col
lv heightened. Tin
of an inch in
r very material
trees, too, are
live longer and have great-
VnrliililencNN In Cow rca.
The most marked variation in the
rharacter of the cow pea is to be
found in the color of the seed, which
may be of tiny of the shades of black,
ivhite, red, brown, yellow, gray, green
and purple, or they may be speckled
with two or more of these colors. In
shape they may be round, flat or
broad kidney shaped or flattened at
the ends. The period of ripening re
quired by different varieties varies
from CO to more than ?00 days, and
the same variety will ripen seed in
less time from late than from early
planting nnd in iess time in dry sea
sons than in seasons of an abundunce
of rain, while nn excess of nitrogen
in the Boil retards both( fruiting
and naturity, increasing the yield
of vine and not infrequently decreas
ing the yield of peas, as compared
EFFECTS 0? CROSSING.
Wkm Paaltrr Ratarra Practice
LarsHr, the Kraalt la Nearly Al
Crossing the breeds has never given
good results, although a great many
try it, and will continue to do so. In
nearly all cases when the attempt is
made to blend the best qualities of two
iifferent breeds the offspring is not
equal to either parent, hence in the
course of a few years there will be no
uniformity, nnd the stock reverts to
the scrub. Too much mixing is no bet
ter than keeping scrubs. It ia right
and proper to grade up a common flock
with pure breeds, but to cross two pure
breeds is a mistake. Where crossing is
practiced largely, as with poultry, the
result is nearly always a failure, there
being no niKformity of color, size or
Inying qualities. I'nre breeds are real
ly the results of judicious crossings
and selections, nnd cannot be improved
upon except after years of care and se
lection of the best individuals. The
best possible security, short of the
ictual test, that any bird or animal
will produce its characteristics in its
iffspring is that these charaeterist ics
ire known to have belonged ton long
'ine of ancestor. Individual merit
ind ndaptat ion to our needs should be
'.he first nnd most important points of
selection. The character of the ances
tors should be considered. It is not
icces sary to endeavor to determine the
diaraeter of any one of the ancestors
for when pure breeds nre used one gets
it once the. results of selection for
-ears by those who worked in the past
'rossitif destroys the work that others
lave done before. Farm and Fireside
"Let us make the capital stock
$1,0(111,000,(100," said the first pro
moter. "All right," said tin- second, who
was preparing tf.e prnspcei u.-. on me
"Will it be hard to inciva e dial
capital . asked tin nrsT.
"Xn, indeed. All I have to do is to
hit this 0 key a I. v nr-re limes."
Mali iuiore Atnevi n.
I(n I. list I'n'ili
A fcrla i n I '.i'i " 1-o n l
of the existcm f (b-i
ref': ed to answer her
. It; :,
three weeks she prayer
night ar.d morning, and i
prayer: "Oh, l.ord, make
make live very stylish,
young men wild over me!
r--r.ii nu r ediiipli.ii.t i- usiial'y p:c
viileiH iiliicng ( lnldi i h lets s.'iini'i.
V . i! ilovt-lopi .1 cii. i' iii li.o v l-iici'i
fill. I i.V Vlsl ClIHii last. I t 1; l.y ll;(
'lnjt-ly use of ( lii.i:il)i l h in'ri IVlic,
Cbtlirra hiul Dial l'uot a Keu:iiiy--iiiu
of the lvos t pn'ii.l McdiciM
inr: iilactii-( i! n- 1 v-linli is i;l-.U
x :. on biuil lit th- I onto 1
Cl - i I I. Is Is Hot In ftl'H U l;s i: J 1 1 c
P'.llV f. r the i fniilmi.y. V)hu ito Lot
lt'. ;'lllHf With lis-, lutl to t.O'.ieti:
iii'1- si.!V let s wl-.oin.i.v nut Ik; with
lU.i.sy Uf CO: S Id' II I li slcluli. Ji
fni'.ily sl.iiuld Le v. itiioiit ll hottli
jf this lncdieiiio iu tie Ions., es
fieciully in suiniio i titi.i . 1j ihit g.
Iowa. Jinn i h). F. r sale l y
MiuMlcliuig Ding Sum-. iLi-i..k.
Do Vol rroo.il Hip ' Ii I -K .
C rowding is had in any stage nf a
fowl's exist nice, l'crliaps it is woi-m.
in . i" case of young- chicks, wIiom
hold on life is very light al tin
start. The brood that is watched
over by the old hen seldom is crowd
ed enough to be injured. .Not so tne
brooder chicks. The amateur that
has a few incubators is very lil,oy
to try to save space in the brooder
or rather, to make one brooder do
the work of several. When too many
nre brought, together disease g"ruis
have a good chance to multiply in the
rapidly accumulating filth. Had air
ah- helps matters ulolig. Farmer'
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I tic Siinie Oi l Mor,
A. Kcdy i 1 :. nn
Yr lo t! in v.l i. !t h
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I'll. leu ."titli s I h ! 1 lis Pit ti t, Kl tit (1
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Iti-iluelie-J K 1 1 In n Viper.
A r iiiii:t :, I Vet-. lilies, 51. lii:'.-io-se-
' to' '.Nat iii. a iv!il uecotiiil .-' a
di t I i.e mi w bet n ee n a hcd,'ehoy a t. ! ;
vitii'i'. The t wo enemies knew very v i II
at Tirst ss : ; 1 t- who was who, and cye.l
each other as if they knew a moment's
inn: tent ion would be fatal. The v ij-vr
wuii the first to fjot tired of pizinf-and
it l.efraii to fjlide away. Just then the
hedpehoff rushed for the viper's tail,
ami bavin"; nailed it fast with his teeth,
it rolled itself tip. The hcdgcling- was
very careful, however, not to cut the
tail off. The viper curled back, nnd
delivered furious assaults on its tij--gressor,
wrestling- nnd rolling-with the
eurled-up hedgehog nil over the place.
At length the snake, wounded in a hun
dred places, died.. The hedgehog be
gan its repast on tho tail of its victim,
and was careful not to cat the head.
Genuine ceaptd C C C Never told In bulk.
RiWaTt N Kt OUKT Wf. tTW M fell
SffTJb CANDY CATHARTIC -
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"It seemed that nothing short
of a miracle could save my little
daughter from an untimely
death," says City Marshall A.
H. Malcolm, of Chetokee.Kan.
" When two years old she was
taken with stomach and bowel
trouble and despite the efforts
of the best physicians we could
procure, she grew gradually
worse and was pronounced in
curable. A friend advised
and after giving it a few days
she began to improve and final
ly fully recovered. She is now
past five years of np:e and the
very picture of health."
Sold by all DruRzists,
Dr. Miles Medical Co., Elkhart. Ind.
llio IteNl l.iiiiin. nl lor SI ruin.
Mr. K. H. Wi lis, ilic u.crclifillt
)(r 1'r.ik. l.oi ' Tslud. N. Y
10 B: "1 always reconitni thl CImiiii
ict iiiiu'ii Ti im Jjii'iii as ttv Ik si, lim
m n for stnui'H. I used it lust
v nt -r for n sevt I'd Lini' iicss in the
idc, re tilt n from a sp ruit , ami
vtm i:i( atly di n-nl wit Ii ll.o qllick
rilief ami cin o it ('iVee; i " For suit)
) the MuLllcluiig I'll;. Kiniv.
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118 Maiket Si., l!;rri.-;S:urs Pa.,
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Rooms, 2." and f.Oc. (io jd Mlv.Ls, 25c
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I l(rnntiiro Is on every l,ex of tho genuin
axative BromO'Quiaine Tabieu
remoiiv cures n col l in one lov
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Tlic LcaiTiiisJ Agvit'uUui ul Journal of llio Xation. I
Kdileil by the II OX. JOS. II. MUG HAM, Assistant
Secretary of Agriculture, of the United States, Assisted
by an Able Ooqis of Editors.
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agricultural subjects will also discuss the great issues of the dav,
thereby adding zest to its columns and giving the fanner something to
think about aside from the every day humdrum of routine duties.
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TROUBLE WITH KORol
UaatltltlM Im Mtateaaa, eac
.WM M.rk th. j
Vr4rac44 H-ar, I
The armed culliaion kvtween Aw
win troops and tli Moroa la Uje iJ
ot Mindanao few yetkm ago .I
th apprehentfion Uiat wt inighti?
new war cm our bands in the ll
pine junt aa the oU urn i KUppo
be dying ent. Two Muros, it
killed one Ainerlcaa auklier and
ed another, 'llie American cornm?
demanded that the native chieft,
render the niurilercra. but the cltf!!
refused or neglecte to do o, 44(.
armed force atarted after them,
-' H S' ' , 'i
' V vl "
GEN. GEORGE W". DAVIS.
(Commander of American Forcw ot Isij. J
Moro vllufrcs rail up their war (1,
mitive force vvtis quickly gathereil,ar
a small buttle was foug-ht, rcaulting J
llm in,it rt lli i.'il lv..., ,.-t... 1..... . 1
.... . ...... , ... .-.nun, iwnr ins, S.T,E
men. lien tins was reported to TasiJ
injjton the president entiled (len. CU
feu to stop the expedition, which
under the command of Cien. (lenr-elvl
Dav is-; but (len. Chatree replied that'll
withdraw all the .American ((,rt
would rum our prcsl ifre, and towitU
draw part of then) would be ilar.si'rf.cs
o the president told him to Use hiil
ownjudfrnicnt. Vhnt the result lA
is uvvaited with considerable im, res:,
(ien. ChtitTee expresses the hoif t!i;
u general war will be avoided.
The Philadelphia Ledger say s- uf;'.
Moros: ".Mindanao is the hiristi.;.
and in the Philippines except l.i:,.,
lici na- fa r larjrcr t ha n a ny of t he , t!,(;.
Its iiilialntauts nve pi'ineipally J!.l
liaininedans, nml have the .M,i!ihi.t
dun belief that death in battle iiMir.
them n happy eternity, so that ttt;
are most forinidabli' lighters,
t'hali'eu estimates that their cirmyii:
mister 20,0(10 inert. . of. whom ' nrt
armed, witli rules nml the rest ni:;l
ii., , ., .... I
fit-iir lino noios., not ii terriiile vvta
ons at close raiiirc which the 1'lii
l'ine jinifrles uil able their owners tol
cnrti. If we have to conduct .1 mil
cniupnirrii for the sub juration of .M!i-
ilaiiao, the end of the war is not yet '
IlifrpinilnB of Decnreil Stuff,
Do not try to dispose of the partis!-
ly decayed vefretablcs in the cellari'
feedinfr them to the cows. It is poi?
economy. They nre nre to impart i
taint to the milk nnd to injure till
butter. And there is another jilact
where they should not po, ind that
Is to the ma n u re heap, unless it is to
be so composted that Ihe vesfotaKn
themselves will decay nnd the fungiii
or mold that, forms during the dtca
will have been entirely dest roved, he
the use of them for feedinfr milk '
is the inost.coinmon meUiod of disp.
Hi; of them, and ihe very worst irttl
od. ton. Los Anp-eles Herald.
Attentive llll.lc Iteniler.
From early youtli Ambrose S. Ottey.
of Cecil county, Mil., has been nn at
tentive reader of the ltiblt. lie ha
read it from beginning: to end 1 IT t in.e-.!
and informs us that it contains 1,1:-'
diopters, 81,103 verses, 773.C07 jvott
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