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'Xllli CITIZEN, F1UDAY, MA 27, 1010.
Wo nro ilally loiuing in contac t with
the products of t ho dairy cow tn one
form or nnother. Tims It Is to the in
terest of tile owner of the dairy breed
of cuttle to carefully select uulinnls
when lnylng a foundation for his herd
which will yield him the best profit,
not only selecting animals which are
from n good healthy stock, but animals
which are pood profit producers or, in
other words, that yield a How of milk
containing Milllclent butter fat to war
rant the. animal worth the while of
keeping upon the premises.
While it is always essential that ani
mals bo well fed and cared for, it is
oftentimes found that the animal pro
ducing the largest amount of milk is
not necessarily the animal which de
vours the most feed, and for this rea
son the owner should learn the tem
perament of each Individual nnd feed
It accordingly. In this way realizing
profits which might otherwise be wast
ed. Dr. Dnid lloberts.
For Wormy Sheep.
It is nn erroneous belief thnt any
worm powder can be prepared that can
be placed In salt or given In grain that
will kill mature worms in a sheep's
fourth stomach. The chief and only
value of a worm powder is to prevent
infection nnd to keep the young worms
ns they hatch out from maturing. To
get rid of mature worms I never have
Keen anything that equaled the proper
tiso of gasoline, but it must be given
after fasting and well mixed with oil
or milk nnd shaken to the very mo
ment It is given or it will Injure or
even kill the sheep. A dessertspoonful
of gasoline mixed In uot less than four
tablespoonfuls of pure raw linseed oil
and a half pint of sweet milk well
shaken up to the very moment of pour
ing down the sheep is the most effec
tual remedy known up to the present
time.-C. V. Smead. V. S., in National
Selecting Brood Sows.
In selecting gilts from any young
litter for raising as breeders the num
ber of teats should always be ascer
tained. A sow can rear no more lit
tle ones than she has teats, for each
keeps jealously to its own. And, sin
gularly enough, if one of the litter dies
it is very rarely if ever that one of the
surviving youngsters takes to the spare
teat. The number of teats that sows
have varies from ten to sixteen, but
fourteen is quite a goodly array. The
numbers vary with the breeds a bit.
and most of our big, free breeding
sows are pretty well furnished with
teats. This is as it should be, else
many a little piggy would come on the
scene with no font to run to. Rural
Selecting a Hoe.
In choosing a hoe select one the
blade of which lies not quite fiat on
the floor when held erect, with the hoe
handle extending from the hand when
in working position to the floor. The
heel of the hoe should not quite touch
the floor from this position. Such a
hoe will bite into the soil easily when
it is bright and sharp and will work
smoothly and effectively. Sharpen the
hoe as soon as it becomes noticeably
dull. This will be hard on the hoe,
but It saves muscle, and hoes are
cheap. Carry a small fiat file in your
hip pocket and do not allow n nick to
stay in the hoe a minute after it is
made. Denver Field and Farm.
Lampas of Horses.
Lampas is a term used to describe
a swollen condition of the hard paJate
just back of the upper Incisor teeth.
It never should be cut or burned. The
swelling does not constitute ti disease,
but merely indicates Irritation and in
flammation of the gums and entire
buccal membrane of the mouth from
teething or Indigestion. Have the teeth
attended to. Feed some ears of old
hard corn. Swab the mouth twice daily
with a solution of half an ounce of
powdered borax In a pint of water or
mix borax in honey at the rate of
one dram to the ounce of honey and
smear in the mouth several times a
day. Breeder's Gazette.
Grease the Farm Tools.
There is le.-s plow scouring done in
the roads than there used to be. Most
folks now use grease, finding that
cheaper to apply before a plow or a
shovel is rusty than hard work and
profanity nfter the rust conies. We
ke"j a gallon pall partly filled with
crude oil for the purpose of greasiug
polished steel. An oil paint brush is
in the oil pnil, and it is but the work
of a moment to grease a plow or a set
of cultivator shovels. II. Hatch in
Remedy For Pi(j Scours.
I will give a remedy for scours in
pigs, writes an Ohio farmer in tho Na
tional Stockman. Take about a half
gallon of good oats and boil them
about an hour nnd a half, then let
them cool. Feed to tho sow, aud in a
short time tho troublo will be gone.
Probably it is best to feed nothing else
for twenty-four hours but boiled oats.
Hog men should try it, and they will
bo surprised at tho result.
Mllo Maize a Good Hog Feed,
When mllo maizo is fed to hogs it
may bo givc-A them in tho head, thrash
ed and soaked or ground and wet to
u thin slop. For fattening hogs a suc
culent feed should bo given with milo,
such as early cut sorghum, stock, mel
ons, beets or green cured alfalfa liny.
II. M. Cottrell, Colorado Agricultural
ir in mn rrr m rjf
THE BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD.
By Theodore O'Hara.
The muffled drum's snd roll has beat
Tho soldier's last tattoo;
No more on life's parade shall meet
That brave and fallen few.
On Fame's eternal camplng-gTound
Their silent tents are spread,
And glory guards with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead.
No rumor of tho foe's advance
Now swells upon the wind,
No troubled thought of midnight
Of loved ones left behind;
No vision of tho morrow's strife
The wnrrlor's dream alarms,
No braying horn or screaming fife
At dnwn shall call to arms.
Their plumed heads are bowed,
Their hnughty banner trailed In dust
Is now their martini shroud
And plonteous funeral tears have
The red stains from each brow,
And the proud forms by battle gashed
Are free from anguish now.
The neighing troop, the flashing blade.
The bugle's stirring blast.
The. charge, tho dreadful cannonade.
The din and shout aro pnssed
Nor war's wild no'te, nor glory's peal,
Shall thrill with fierce delight
Those breasts that never more may
The rapture of the fight.
Like tho fierce northern hurricane
That sweeps his great plateau,
Flushed with the triumph yet to gain
Came down the serried foe
Who heard the thunder of the fray
Break o'er the field beneath.
Knew well the watchword of that
Was "victory or death."'
Ton marble minstrel's voiceless stone
In deathless song shall tell,
When many a vanished year hath
The story how ye fell;
Nor wreck, nor change, nor winter's
Nor time's remorseless doom,
Can dim one ray of holy light
That gilds your glorious tomb.
HOW COL, CLEM GOT FIRST COM
MISSION, An Interesting story is told of the
way Col. John L. Clem, the famous
"drummer boy of Shlloh," and now
assistant quartermaster general, got
into the regular army. In the early
days of Gen. Grant's first term as
President, Clem, without aid, secured
The President said, "What can I do
Clem said, "Mr. President, I wish
to ask you tor an order to admit mo
to West Point."
"But why," said the President, "do
you not take the examination?"
"I did, Mr. President, but I failed
"That was unfortunate," said tho
President. "How was that?"
"Why, Mr. President, you see, I was
In the war, nnd while I was there
those other boys of my age were in
"What!" said tho president, amaz
ed. "You were In the war?"
Clem was then scarcely eighteen
and boyish looking.
"Yes, Mr. President, I was In the
war four years." And ho related his
Tho President then wrote some
thing, sealed It, and, banding it to
"Take this to the Secretary of War.
I guess It will fix you all right."
Clem went to the secretary, to
whom he had already applied, and was
received somewhat coldly. 'He deliv
ered the note. The secretary' read it
"Do you know what this is?"
"No," said Clem, "but I supposed It
was an order to admit me to Wost
"Well, it ain't," said tho soe'retary.
"It's an order to commission you sec
ond lieutenant In tho regular army."
General Wheeler's body was
brought to Washington draped in tho
Confederate flag as well as tho Stars
and Stripes, under both of which ho
had served so efficiently. Whllo the
body lay In state, an old Confederate
soldier who had fought under General
Wheeler in Gonoral Early's division,
having heard of tho Confederate flag
and wishing to see his dear old leader
In tho light of long ago, made strenu
ous effort and at last stood beside the
coffin. But on reaching Washington
tho Stars and Bars had been removed
by order of the President, and tho vot
eran looked In vain for his old flag.
Then ho looked at tho body clad In the
bluo uniform, and, solemnly shaking
his head, muttered:
"Wall, by gee, gcn'ul. when you git
on t'other side and Jubal Early catch
es you in them togs, I'm bettlu' youll
gtt the puttlest cussin' that ever cum
I went to the civil war at eighteen
with my uncle, an old "regular." as his
orderly, ho. being held tenponslblp by
my mother that no harm should conn
to me. This was rather remarkable
sinco I was going to war, but It was
necessary, I lclng heir to n large for
tune, aud if I were killed It would go
It turned out that I needed to be pro
tocted from something ns dangerous,
so my mother considered, ns thu bullet
that is, a sweet, little, penniless coun
try girl. One day when riding past a
small plantation I espied n young miss
with soft eyes, nn Immense cable of
hair reaching almost to her heels and
a lithe, trim figure, witli a peach bloom
in each cheek. She was standing at
the gate looking tit us soldiers as we
passed. We went Into camp near by.
and that night I stole away to find her.
The result was a love affair, which I
confided by letter to my mother.
One morning my uncle called mo Into
his tent nnd stormed at mo for a young
idiot, threatening that if 1 did not give
up this foolish business ho would
"break" nie nnd send me home. I told
him that he could not break tno with
out cause and I would do ns I pleased
In the matter.
"Very well." he said. "I will go to
tho girl. These country people are
easily bought off."
I kept n close watcli on his move
ments, and when ho called on my lady
love I was In an adjoining room, con
cenled by a curtain. There was n flut
ter about tlio house as he rode up.
"Where is your daughter?" he thun
dered to tho meek little mother ns he
stalked into the house to tho jingle of
his spurs and the rattle of his sword.
"Oh, general," cried the poor woman,
"take everything, but do not burn the
house! It is our only home."
"Nonsense! I'm not going to harm
you. I want to speak with your daugh
ter." "Tho silver is in tho well. Take it.
Only leave us in pence."
"My good woman, do you take me
for a robber? All I wish is to speak a
few words to your daughter concern
ingwell, concerning a private mat
ter." "She is in there. Don't hurt her.
general. She is only a child."
By this time my ferocious uncle had
discovered that ho had to deal with a
different kind of enemy from what he
had been nccustomed to. He twirled
bis mustache nervously as ho stepped
into tho room, where ho was confront
ed by a delicate girl of seventeen.
"You I I mean thnt young idiot of
a nephew of mine"
I had seen tho general, advancing at
tho head of his troops, suddenly
brought up by an enemy in force, but
unappallcd. Now he was paralyzed at
facing a young girl. Ho pulled himself
together and continued his volley of
"The match is not to be thought of.
My nephew is n young fool"
The general faltered. His enemy was
standing with her hands crossed de
murely before him, her eyes bent on
the floor, looking up occasionally at
the warrior to see if ho was going to
run her through with his sword.
"My nephew, I say," ho started on
again, "is nothing but a boy with
with confounded good taste, tho young
Having mndo a failure in a direct
attack, ho concluded to attompt to ac
complish ills ends by stratagem.
"My dear child," ho said, "thero are
a great many reasons why you should
be a good little girl and give up this
boy, who hasn't senso enough to keep
out of nn ambush of idiots. Now,
what I want you to do is to promise"
Tho general stopped, stalled. The
girl looked up at him ns much as to
ask, "What is It you wish mo to prom
ise?" "Ho will bo very rich," pursued the
general, "and you, of course, will be
well, you aro not rich, you know"
The general halted to bring up his
guns, but before ho could do so his lit
tle enemy raised her shrluklng flguro
and, looking him squarely in the face,
"General, you may tell him that he
is free. I am n poor country girl. Ho
is heir to a fortune. No ono shall over
say that I"
She burst Into tears.
A shower of bullets is not n terrible
thing to nn old soldier, because ho has
becomo accustomed to them, but n
shower of tears is qulto n different
matter. The general was thrown into
a panic. His infantry was in coufu
slon; his guns were spiked; ills army
was routed. i
"By tho grout horn spoon," ho mut
tered, "what sort of disgraceful fix Is
this? Dry your tears, llttlo one. Thnt
scapegrace Isn't good enough for you,
but if you want him you shall have
him and every unmnrrled man In my
brigade to boot."
Ho seized both the "llttlo one's"
hands, in which her fuco was burled,
and, pulling them away, drew her to
ward him, and her head rested against
"General," I said, stopping out from
tho curtain, "If I wore in eotntnnnd
nnd you wero a BUbordinnto I'd break
you for n poltroon nnd a coward un
ublo to stand up against n chit of u
Without a word ho stalked out of
tho room, mounted his horso and rodo
back to camp.
A few days after ray unclo'a visit
wo fought a battle. I was wounded,
taken to tho house of my llttlo lovo
nnd nursed by her. This forever set
tled tho matter.
J 1. 1 II! .I, I .I fr, I I I J J, I I I I ' ' 1
till i n n i i ill i i & r j i i' i i f I I
The Sexton's Story
Tho old sexton pushed his hnt back
on his hend ns he remarked thought
fully to the girl bcsldo him:
"I know they eay thnt it Is doctors,
lnwycrs and ministers who see the
most of human nature, but It seems
to mo thnt I have seen human naturo
displayed In as many forms as mo3t
"Of which have you seen tho most
tho good or tho bad?" Inquired tho
"Tho good. Of that I have neter
been In doubt. There Is no sense In
waiting until a person Is dead befnro
you commence to think how good ho
wns, but " he broke off nbruptly,
"you see that grave over there?" Go,
rend what Is written on tho stone, and
I will toll you tho story."
In a short time tho girl returned
with the answer: "It says: 'Mi rv,
wifo of Robert Hilton,' with age and
date of death nnd tho Inscription:
One of Ills saints.'"
"That Is a good deal to say of a
mortal person," the old man. rpld
"though I reckon It Is ns true a de
scription of Mary Hilton as is possible
to bo written."
"A live woman ever a saint! Oh,
Uncle Ezra, isn't that magnifying tho
good too much?"
"Not a bit. The first itme I over
saw Mary sho was a llttlo chit not
more than 8 years old, but a perfect
little beauty. The churchyard was
her favorite playground. She would
play for hours among tho graves, mak
ing up stories about the dead children
nnd calling them her little plnymates."
"What a queer child she must havo
" 'Queer?' Well, I supposo sho was.
But you don't know how dear the
child became to me, nor how much I
loved her. Mary's father was that ec
centric misanthropist Lionel Dallas.
Hl3 wife died when Mary was but a
few weeks old, and the child was left
wholly to the care of a nurse. Later
a governess took the nurse's place and
poor Mary was alternately petted and
scolded from the time she could first
remember. Whenever she appealed
to her father it was always: 'Run
away, don't bother me.'
"Well," he resumed, "up to tho
time she was 15 I was the only friend
the girl had; then her father married
again. His wife was anything but
kind to the young girl, who, in point
of beauty far surpassed her step
mother. About this time nobert Hil
ton, a handsome, reckless fellow, fell
in love with Mary, who, flattered by
the attentions of the much-sought-for
Robert, and urged on by the unbeara
ble life at home, consented to marry
him. It was a sad awakening for the
child not quite 16, who knew nothing
of the responsibilities of life, to mar
ry a man like Robert Hilton.
"I did not see her again for two
years, when Robert, discontented as
ever, returned home. The change in
Mary as startling. Every particle of
girlhood had disappeared. But though
she had lost much of her former beau
ty, tho character developed reflected
a sweetness In her face which had
never been there before. She then
knew what her husband was, little
better than a wandering vagabond."
"Why didn't she leave him?" tho
girl Interrupted. "I would."
"But you see that Mary was differ
ent. 'For better, for worse,' she quot
ed reprovingly to me one day when I
advised the very thing you have just
said. 'As long as my life is spared I
shall never leavo Robert,' and she nev
er did. For 10 years sho was to Rob
ert Hilton what only a truo woman
can bo to a man. Mary sacrificed
everything, hoping to arouse tho man
hood in him; but it was not until sho
was dying that Robert realized what
n miserable, wandering existence their
life together had been. But from that
time ho wns a chnnged man."
"Undo Ezra," asaln tho girl inter
rupted, "your Robert Hilton Is not
that stern gray-haired, Irreproacha
ble Robert Hilton who is called tho
most succefesful man ia tho city?"
"Ho Is tho very one. But you must
remember that It is 30 years since
Robert started from the lndder's low
est rung. Knowing where ho now
stands do you wonder that he thinks
of Mary as a saint?"
"What a grand life!" and tho girl's
eyes shone through a mist of tears.
Then she asked doubtfully: "Is it
possible. Uncle Ezra, for a woman to
sacrifice so much thnt makes life
worth living without seeing any visi
ble sign of reward?"
"It wa possible for one to," the
old man'returned feelingly.
Tho girl looked lovingly toward the
grave which hold tho dust of the
sainted Mary as sho said softly: "I
now understand tho full significance
of Browning's beautiful words:
" 'Each deed thou hast done
DIos, revives, goes to work in tho
world; until o'on as tho sun,
t.ooking down on tho earth, tho"
clouds spoil him, tho' tempests
Can find nothing his own deed pro
duced not, must everywhere
Tho results of his past summer prime
so, each way of thy will,
Every flash of thy passion and prow
ess, long over, shall thrill
Thy whole people, tho countless with
nrdor, till they, too, give forth
A llko cheer to their sons, who In
turn fill tho South and the
With the radiance thy deed was tha
LILLIAN Q. COPP.
"FIGHTING 0r" L7ANS.
Famous Sea Fighter Commends
Stand of Younger Commander.
Washington, Muy 24. Discussing tho
situation in Venezuela, Rear Admiral
Robley I). Evans, U. S. N., retired,
"If I were In command of the I'adu
cah and the NIcnragunn nrmed vessel
Venus returned to Itluelields nnd even
indirectly threatened American life
nnd property I would mnke her drop
her anchor and put n guard aboard
until I found out what disposition tho
government wanted to make of her. If
she showed the slightest resistance I
would sink her on the spot."
Itear Admiral Evans fully commends
the stand taken so far by Commnnder
Gilmer in ordering the Venus from
How to Cure Hiccoughs.
There is a young woman who suf
fers great discomfort, sometimes sharp
pain, from un occasional attack of the
hiccoughs. She tried all the prescrib
ed remedies, from deep breathing to
plums fresh and preserved, without
success. Nothing nvailed, the pain
often lasting an hour or more, until
she tried aromatic spirits of ammonia,
a teaspoouful diluted in a little water.
The relief was Instantaneous. All sub
sequent attacks have been cured by
the same means. Tho trouble in acute
form is somewhnt out of the ordinary,
but the nnnoyance it entails makes it
worth while to pass this hint nlong.
"I have kings among my ancestors,"
aald the boastful visitor. "Yes." re
piled Mls Cayenne, "and also knaves
and two spots." Washington Star.
Base gains are the same as losses.
ALCOHOL 3 PER CENT
tinrj tltc S tornarJis andBoxils of
Not NAnc otic.
Anrfect Remedv for Constifl.
(Ion , Sour Stomach.Dlarrrm
ncss arulLoss of Sleep.
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ROYAL MOTOR CAR8.
Easily Recognizable In Germany and
Tho cars of the royal family of Eng
land do not bear number plate3. Tho3o
of tho German royal family aro recog
nized by their warning signals. They
nlono mny uso tho two and three noted
"Tho cars used by tho German Em
peror and Empress have their ap
proach heraldod by three noted horn3
and thoso of tho royal princes by two
noted horns. No Infringement of this
prerogative by ordinary motorists Is
"The fact that the royal cars, both
in England and in Germany, may so
easily be distinguished is an Indica
tion of the confidence which exists be
tween tho monnrchs and their respec
tive peoples," says tho Gentlewoman.
"In less happier times it would havo
been courting danger to have carried
such marks of distinction, and even
now in less fortunate lands the rulers
dare not traved so openly."
A Merited Rebuke.
A the age of eighty-six Maiiam K
noldo still found much zest In lite um
havu retained all her faculties sue
felt ,.nt a few of the physical d.- hill
Ues "f her age were of small ac ojnt
and portending nothing. Her nephew
Thi i as was a man of much worth,
but ,,f a certain tactlessness of spe h
whu h always roused tho Ire of his
A few weeks before the old lady's
eighty-seventh birthday, Thomas, who
had been overweighted with business
cares for years, started on a trip round
the world which was to consume t vo
"I'e come to say good-by," he an
nounced, when he appeared at his
aunt's house, in p town fifty miles dis
tant from his home. "I'm starting
roui.d the world next week, and ns I'm
to be gone two voars, and perhaps
lor .:ir, I thought I might not ever
wf 1, you understand, I wanted to be
s. .1- to see you on 'e more."
The old lady leaned forward fixing
him with her bead like eyes.
"Thomas," she said, Imperatively,
"do you mean to tell me the doi tor
doesn't think you'll live to get back?"
English Mall Routes.
The first record contained in our
Cclonial history of any kind of mail
service dates from Io76, when the
court In Boston lppolnted Mr. John
Haywnrd to "take in and convey let
ters according to their direction." In
December, 1716, arrangements wero
made to receive letters In Boston from
Williamsburg, Va., during four weeks
of the Summer time and eight weeks
In Winter. In 1738 Henry Pratt was
appointed "riding postmaster" for all
the routes between Philadelphia and
Newport, Va., to set out in the begin
ning of each month and return in
twenty-four days. Postage stamps
were first introduced into the United
States in 1S47.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
THC CINTAUII OOMPAKT. HtW YOK CITY.
KRAFT & CONGER