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grain as a radon for all kinds of poul
try. It 1b more fattening tban wheat
and should be carefully fed, and a very
good way to avoid danger from It Is to
feed It unthreshed. This will afford the
fowls exercise while they are scratch
ing It out of the straw. No exclusive
diet will give as good results as a more
diversified one, because bens will rel
ish a change, but there Is no reason
why millet will not fill the bill as a
grain ration fully as well as any other.
The seed Is very small, and In search
ing ater It they will get some exercise,
and picking It up will serve as a means
of occupying their time. Homestead.
Maatire for Orchard.
So touch mischief can be done by ap
plying manures of the wrong kind in
orchards, says the Agriculturist, that 1
doubt If we do not lose more by ma
nuring than by neglecting to manure.
Fruit trees do not require at any time
barnyard manures, or their equivalent
What they require is a supply of lnor
; ganic food. You can do no better for
apple trees than to supply them with
coal ashes In which there Is a liberal
admixture of wood ashes. The coal
k ashes loosen the soil; the wood ashes
furnish the fertilizer. If you can get
a supply of old mortar you have Just
the thing you need. A mixture of lime
and salt, when so mixed as to leave no
free salt, Is excellent for all fruit trees.
All such manures should be applied as
a top-dressing. A peach or plum or
chard needs nothing better than swamp
muck or earth from the woods, with a
. Blight addition of phosphate and pot
ash. . ;t .
If barnyard manure Is applied at any
time, it should be thoroughly decora
. posed and applied as a top-dressing.
Such manure, if placed about the roots.
when planting a pear or apple tree, will
kill It Grapes, of course, want puos
phates and potash. They will also re
spond to a free application of, liquid
manures during their periods of rest,
, both in winter and In midsummer. All
; the tall growing berries, of the bramble
sort, will use a large amount of organic
manure. ' Put be careful about dres
!lng'your raspberries with, rank unde-
composed barnyard manure. The prop-.
ability Is at any time you, will develop
'a fungoid disease that you cannot eas
ily master.' If you use, barnyard manure
in raspberries it should be thoroughly
comminuted with the soil as a com
post In fact, I prefer to compost every
manure before It Is placed on my gar
dens. Equally Important as the manure.
is the mulching of our fruit trees ana
bushes of all sorts.
Ventilating- the Cellar.
A great mistake, says Medical Class
ics, is sometimes' made , In ventilating
cellars and milk houses. The object of
ventilation Is to keep the cellars cool
and dry, but this object often fails of
being accomplished by a common mis
take, and Instead the cellar is made
both warm and damp. A cool place
should never be ventilated, unless the
air admitted is cooler than the air
within, or Is at least as cool as that or
a very little warmer.. The warmer the
air the more moisture It holds in sus
pension. Necessarily the cooler the air
the more this moisture Is condensed
and precipitated. When a cool cellar
Is aired on a warm day the entering
air being in motion appears cool, but as
It fills the cellar the cooler air with
which It becomes mixed chills it, the
moisture is condensed, and dew Is de
posited on the cold walls, and may
often be seen running down them In
streams. Then the cellar Is damp and
soon becomes moldy. To avoid this the
windows should only be opened at
night, and late the last thing before
retiring. There is no need to fear that
the night air Is unhealthful; It is ai
pure as the air of midday, and Is really
drier. The windows should be closed
before sunrise In the morning, and kept
closed and shaded through the day. If
the air of the cellar Is damp It may be
thoroughly dried by placing In It a peck
of fresh lime In an open box.
, TRY aVIAKN'S FOOT-BASK,
A powder to be shaken into the shoes.
At this season your feet feel swollen, ner
vous and uncomfortable. If you have
smarting feet or tight shoes, try Allen's
Foot-Ease. It rests and comforts; makes
walking easy. Cures swollen ana sweating : h.B
MT. ,nA oallnna snnts. Relieves i"orD-
corns and bunions of all pain and is a cer
tain cure for Chilblains, Sweating, damp
or frosted feet. We have over thirty thou
sand testimonials. Try it today. Bold by
all druggists and shoo utore: for 25c. . Trial
package FREE. Address, Allen S. Olm
sted, to Roy, N. Y. .
To Have rieasnre.
Of course we live to have pleasure
and to avoid pain, and that is why so
many use St. Jaoobs Oil to cure Rheu
matism, quickly and surely to get rid
of it. It is the best cure.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
' : Covering a Wagon Sett.
.Procure flannel, either black, blue or
green, two dozen buttons for the top
of cushion, and the same number for
the bottom, black oilcloth for lining the
"fall," a spool of stout linen thread,
and a long darning needle at least five
inches In length. Using the worn "fall
as a pattern, cut the oilcloth of the
same size and the flannel three-fourths
Inch wider all around". Bind the edges
of the flannel over the oilcloth, basting
firmly with firm silk thread, stitch the
two together, the line of stitching being
very near the edge of the bound-over
For the seat cut a narrow strip of
oilcloth buckram is better If you have
It for use as stiffening. Lay narrow
tucks In the flannel, both lengthwise
and crosswise, stitching them In. This
forms squares, and the Hues of tucks
should be very regular and about four
Inches apart. Cover the bottom of the
seat with oilcloth, cutting it of the de
sired size. Cut the tucked flannel three
fourths Inch larger, aild stitch as for the
"fall," with the stiffening In place
along three edges. Slip this cover over
the "hair" or "spring" foundation and
fasten the end firmly.
Place a stout twine in your long rwe-
dle, to It fasten one of the larger but
tons, put the needle through the cov
ered cushion at a corner or one square,
draw down into the cushion as far as
possible, pressing the button with
some wooden object from the upper
side to force it Into the yielding ma
terial of the foundation, tie. a slip knot
In your thread at the lower side, put
on the small button, and cutting the
thread three Inches from the cushion,
wind the end between the button last
added and the cushion around the eye
of the button. The tension will hold
it if drawn tight enough through the
cushion. At. the four corners of each
niinr olace buttons. Orange Judd
Farmer. . j ' -
To crow spinach successfully the
work of preparing the ground should
begin In autumn after the fall crop of
vegetables has been harvested. Work
into the soil thoroughly an ample sup-
riv f well-rotted manure, then level
the ground off smoothly as possible
and sow the seed in shallow drills from
twelve to sixteen inches apart Sow
th need scatterlnely, for it has been
found that thick seeding does not pay.
This done, cover it only about half an
inch deep, and in conclusion Arm the
ground by treading down each row
with the feet It Is well to get the seed
In early in November, for then the
plants will have a chance to come up
and be thinned out before real winter
weather arrives. When the ground is
slightly frozen a moderate mulch of
litter of leaves may be placed over the
plants. In this way an early crop of
spinach may be gathered so early, in
fact that it will be entirely out of the
way by the time the ground Is ready
for other crops. Farm ana leia.
Nut-Bearing Tree. ;"'"
All the nut-growing trees do best
when planted where they are to stand
permanently, and all must be planted
In the fall, as once the nuts become
thoroughly dried their vitality Is de
stroyed and they refuse to germinate.
The nuts should be planted only two
or three Inches deep In order that the
frost may get to them and break open
Among all the nut trees none makes
so quick a return as the chestnut when
planted where conditions are favorable.
The American chestnut Is as good and
sweet as any from any country, but the
size of the nuts do not compare; with
the Japanese varieties. ; . ... ; :
The best way to j secure Japanese
chestnut trees is to plant native chest
nuts and afterward graft Japanese
scions on them. A similar plan was
followed with a chestnut grove In New
Jersey. The native trees were cut down
and allowed to sprout ' up, and these
sprouts were grafted with ' scions
from Japanese chestnut trees. In ten
years each one of these grafts was
yielding a crop which brought from $5
to $7 to the tree, and this yield will in
crease every year for twenty or thirty
years, when the yield from one tree
will be as much as $30.
Walnuts, hickory nuts or pecans are
easily grown, the first two In the North
and the last In the South. Walnut trees
come Into bearing In a few years where
they are cultivated, and In course of
time produce lumber of the most valu
When coming to San Francisco go to
Brooklyn Hotel. 209-212 Bush street.
American or European plan. -Rob'trcaiid
board $1.00 to $1:50 per day ; rooms 50 cents,
to $1.00 per day; single meals 25 cents.
i'ree coacn. unas. Montgomery.
There are certain times in our life
when every Jot seems preferable to our
own, yet we woulun t change places it
the opportunity weie really given us.
Mothers will find Mrs. Winslow's Booth-
inff SvniD the best remedy to use for their
children during the teething period.
Queen Victoria has seen every throne
in the world vacated at least once, some
of them several times. .
JOHN POOLE. Portland, Orkqok,
can give vou the bejt bargains in general
machinery, engines, boilers, tanks, pumps,
plows, twits and windmills. The new
Bteel I X L windmill, sold by him, is un
Fresh blood is one of the ingredients
of a new food for stock which is being
manufactured in German faotories.
FOR MEN ONLY.
DR. FOOT F. & STAFF I
161 ADAMS ST., CHICAGO.
Hen reaulrlni unsurpassed treatment should
consult personally or by letter "Free" with the have been discovered In larg'
pioneer and only exclusive men's specialists in the li I feared that manv will 1
United States Disease, of Jen .-lX?!irrJ!Ll
study of a lire-time. Unfortunates cverywner
should Immediately communicate, with Dr. Foote,
of Chicago. Everything confidential. Remedies
sent every where in seated packages and letters In
ilain envelopes, correspondence solicited, mteac
lurctcal. Medical and Electrical meidoas
adopted. Deluging the stomach with drugs aban
doned. Avoid drugs recommended by the unau
thorized and selt-styled specialists in Western
towns, rew genuine specialists locate ouibiuo 01
New York or Chicago. In these cities your pri
vate affairs are sate. Unequaled treatment for all
dlseasesand weaknesses of the Uenlto-Urlnary,
Beiual, Heproductive and Nervous Systems. Im
pedimenta to marriage removed. "Syphala''
positively purines me dioou, cures sypums auu
removes all white ulcers In throat or mouth, cop
per colored spots on body and eruptions on akin,
also catarrh and rheumatism. "Vlirorala," the
only permanent restorer and Invigorator, gives
vigor to vital organs ana nerves, prevents ami
enres grip. 1 per bottle, for 5, Trial botUes,
cither remedy, half price. . ) .
Tame snakes' are used jn Morocco to
clear houses of rats and mice.
A bill-board before a church" in Pais
ley. Scotland, contains this announce
ment: "Only short seimous delivered
Excellent music. This is the
place to save your soul and be happy.
.'London is very much stirred upas
to what.it terms the "telephone mon
opoly," and a recent resolution of the
highways committee asks of the postmaster-general
he does or does riot intend to start "a
really efficient telephone service in op
position to the monopoly."
English railway people have finally
outgrown their prejudice and are adopt
ing the Amerioan "cowcatcher" in the
front of their engines. A recent acoi
dent, caused by a truck falling in fiont
of an engine', and whioh.a cowcatcher
would have swept away, accelerated-
the adoption of the American idea.
Not long ago a Frenchman and a
clause in his will set forth his desire to
b3 conveyed to his last resting place
in a motor oar arranged as a hearse.
Also near Marseilles there was held
an "electrio christening," wherein the
party consisted of nine persons, who
weie conveyed to the church in an eleo
A device designed for the greater
comfort of wheelmen is a spring hat
Din, shaped similar to a hairpin and
permanently attached to the rim of the
hat, the points projecting inward.
They are self-acting and adjust them
8e Ives to the contour of the head
They are hailed with delight by the
male esooits, who have heretofore gal
IUI1 . v..m .m
Locomotor Auxi& Paralysis
Can be Cured.
These extreme nervous disorder were
tte&ted with wonderful success by the dis
coverer of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for P,le
People, previous to his discovery being otter
d to the public generally., "This remedy is
the only Known speciFic in nMy diseases
that, until recent years, were pronounced in
curable. Here i. the otoof;
Tamet Crocket, a sturdy old Scotchman llvinv in Detroit. Mich, at 88
jHonicaira oi.t was curca 01 locomotor Ataxia Dy uiesc puis.
train. Mr. Crocket savs I
fifteen vears 1 watched the blsr engines and boilers without a single
Accident, and only noticed that I was getting nervous. Suddenly without
vears he has been a chief engineer of one of those bis' Dassensrer oalaca
steamers plying upon the great lakes. This is a position of great respon
sibility ana me anxiety causes a great nervous stra
- fifteen years I watched the big
warning 1 was taken sick, and was prostrated. I had the best of physi
cians but grew gradually worse. At a council of doctors, they said 1 had
JiervoH prostration, and had destroyed my whole nervous system and '
.would never recover. For.tliree years 1 was unable to move from my bed.
' The doctor said I had locomotor ataxia, and would never be able to walk
"The pains and suffering I experienced during those years are almost
indescribable. The friends that came to see me bid me good-bye when
they left me and I was given up. The doctors said nothing more could be
done. My wife kept reading to me, articles about Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
for Pale People. We finally decided to try them. The first box gave me
relief. I continued to use them for about two years before I could get
' strength enough to walk. I am nearly seventy-five years old Rnd there is
not a man in this ctty that can kick higher or walk further than I can
and to-day I owe my present good health to Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for
Pale People for they saved my life," xwroM Svning AViw.
7i in yf PjMtf
Wild Bush of RUmond Miners.
A wild rush of excited miners Is reported at
Nullagtne, Western Australia, where diamonds
een discovered in large quantities, ana
lose ineir lives in
the mad strurala for riches. In this country
the rush lor gain Is causing many other men
to break down in neaitn ana strengin. iw.
vnnsnegs. sleenleBsness. loss of flesh and appe
tlta and raneral debilitv are the common
symptoms. Hostetter's Btomach Bitters will
cure them all. N
A law Buit generally wears out at the
pookets. 1 -' '
' Will Get There.
It is deep down to the Sciatio nerve,
but Bt. Jacobs Oil will get there by
'vigorous rubbing, and will Booths the
aSeoted nerve and drive out the tor
menting pains. The woist cases have
been promptly cured.
&t Ml ,
Addresi th DR.Vfit.uAm' Mtwcita Company, Schtncctdy. NX(j
A Literary Note.
"Your majesty, "said the prime min
ister, "this is the page who has been
remiss in his duty,"
"Aha!" exclaimed the king, "we'll
have to bring him to book.
"Het he!" laughed the page; "a
noble jest, I'll be bound." '
Thereupon the king's heart softened,
for lie marveled that a man so young
could make so old a joke. Catholic
Standard and Times. '
Rare Care for Files.
Itching Plies are known by moisture like per
spiration, causing intense itcning witen warm.
This form as well as Blind, Bleeding or Protruding,
vaA t nnm bi Tir. Ttnsanko's Pile Remedy, which
acts directly on parts effected, absorbs tumors, al
lays Itcning ana enects a pwrinaueu. t-ure. w
Druggists or mall. Circular, free. Br. Bosanko,
rmiaaeipaia, ra. ' : . . .
A Sicilian tribunal sentenced a noted
forger to imprisonment ior 189 years.
T'reciniis manhood Chronic BDecial and
private diseases sclentiricallv treated and
CURED by Dr. E. M. Ratcli'ffe, the cham-
l.i:ntnr,l,. D..iKn Anao. ' ITmh.
ary and Kidney Troubles. Lost Manhood,
Varicocele. Rupture, treated according to
latest ana Dest mecnons Known 10 nieuieni
science. Dr. E. M. Rtttclifle, 265 Morrison
Bt., Portland, Or. . ' ...
Gave His Consent.
The city clerk at Lewiston, Me.,
who always demands the written con
sent of parents before marrying minors,
recently received the following unique
letter: "Mr. Clek, that gill of min
she want to be mary and I done care a
darn. She got a feller and they earn
ten dollars a week 'tween
She all right,
for we, and
Some women weary
trying to look young.
Chinese Comiuerolal Methods. , -.,
It is often said no European can un
derstand Chinese commercial methods.
Here is a curious instance ot the celes
tial's inversion. A Chinese hotel
keeper had oontraoted to board and
lodge a visitor for a dollar a day. As
time went on he found it impossible
to get his weekly acoouiit settled. So
he offered to maintain the guest for
half a dollar a week. He said he
would lose less. London Chroniole.
For 30 Days You Can Try It for 25 Cents.
Millet a Feed for Poultry.
Millet has not been regarded as fa
vorably by poultrymen as It deserves
i a food for poultry. It l said to be
miaL If not superior, to any other
To Pollenlzs Ptrawberrle.
A writer In the Rural New Yorker
says that in raising strawberries to as
sist In securing pollenlzatlon, either
for fruit for consumption or for the
seed, swish an evergreen bush back
and forth, just touching the plants
lightly, doing this every day while In
bloom. The most favorable time Is at
midday, beneath a clear sky, and when
the plnnts are free from excess of
moisture. Avoid drenching the foliage
with water when the plants are In
bloom, If satisfactory pollenlzatlon la
The sunflower Is a native of North
America, but It Is more largely culti
vated In foreign countries than In the
United States. In Russia the seeds
are to to some extent parched and
eaten In this country. Sunflower seed
weighs about thirty pounds to the
bushel The plant has been utilized In
malarial districts as a protection
against fevers. J
Drinking water often spreads dis
ease. Fowls witn corns or roup snoum
not be allowed to drink with the oth-
Common fowls can be greatly Im
proved In size and vigor by selecting
the best, and setting only eggs from
the best layers.
Turkeys should not be confined while
fattening. ,If they are fed plenty of
corn and soft feed three times a day
they will keep quiet enough and put on
flesh very fast
White corn Is liked better than yel
low by many, turkey growers, who
think It gives a clear white color to the
flesh. Some wheat, barley and buck
wheat should be given also.
The various oat feeds on the market
are much praised by some poultry feed
ers. They at least afford a change
from the everlasting shorts and corn-
meal, of which the hens get very tired.
Fowls like turnips eitncr boiled or
raw, and this root should be nsed free
ly throughout the winter. The hens
will make a Detter use tftan any other
farm animals of the surplus turnips
Too many people reason that If a
dozen hens will give a good profit, an
other dozen In the same coop will dou
blo the profit One must resolutely
keep down the number, so that there
will be no crowding.
Some wonderful stalactite caves have
recently been discovered eight miles
from Krugersdorf, in the Transvaal.
Piso's Cure for Consumption, is the best
of all conuh cures. GeOrpe W. Lotz,
Fftbucher, La., August 26, 1895.
The aggiegate military expenditure
of the British empire has advanced
dining the last 80 years from about
25,250,000 to close upon 60,000,000.
In Old Missouri.
Mrs. Olive It is rumored among
the neighbors that your husband beat
you last night Is it true?
Mrs. PoplarThere isn't a word oi
tiuth in the report. He struok at me
several times, bnt failed to hit me.
You know, he played with the St. Louis
sine last season. Chicago Evening
The Last Resort.
"After all, a mother-in-law is a
pretty good thing to have sometimes."
"What wonderful experience have yon
been having lately?" "Afy wife was
afraid to discharge our cook, and she
wouldn't go for me, so we sent for
Birdie's mother and turned her loose
in the kitchen. They smashed some of
the furniture, but the cook's gone."
Teacher of the Future Who oan
tell me who was Hobson?
One of the Countless Generation as
Tet Unborn Please, he was the hero
of the menj smack. Indianapolis
, To Cure a Cold In One Day
TkUa T,RT!it!v Bromo Quinine Tablets,
All qruftttists refund money u w laus w
An ounoe of flattery goes further
with some women than a pound ot ad
vice. : '
rire Permanently Cured. No (Its or nerrousnes
Ills Aftr tirat. (Ihv'i nan of Dr. Kllue's Ureat
Nerve Eestorer. Bend for FKKK as. OO trial
bottle and treatise. DR. It. H. KLINE, ltd., t
Arch street, Philadelphia, Pa, i
Even a poor wt iter can pot a littl.
style into his ohirography by using
stub pen. ' 1 I
Ko household Is complete without a bof'
tie of the famous Jesse Moore Whiskey. If
Is a pure and wholesome stimulant reql,
onuneiided by ali physicians. Don't nL
gleet this necessity.
Why does a' woman always try tc
make you believe that her last season's
hat is a new one? r
Story Told on Llsst.
There is a story told of Liszt to the4
effect that he was one day very hard on.
n - - I 1 A 1
m pupil suubs pinying no uuuucujuei
rathoi severely. The pupil said she
had Ktiidied the piece under Mnie.
Schumann. To which Liszt replied:
"Mme Schumann, Mme. Schumann I
Yes, you have learned from her how t
one plays the piano when one has six
children poor woman, six ohildreni'
In such burgeois life any great inter-',
pretation is impossible. You must'1
play this piece differently when I am
your master. Thank God, 1 have cot
Spent Hundreds of Dollars Try In
Well, but all In Vain, Used "0 DP
Two Months and Is Now Comple
of Which the Following are '
An English syndicate is negotiating
for the purchase of all Mexican brew
A Right of Burial. i
Despite the giowing difficulty of
finding space for the interment of pub
lio men witihn the walls of Westmin
ster, at least one noble' tamily sUll en
joys a prescriptive right of burial there.,';
These aie the Dukes of Korthnmber
land, who have the exclusive use of a
spacious vault in the Chapel of St.
Nicholas. This vault, which was the,
last resting place of the Seymours, was.
opened as recently as 1883 to receive
sister of the present duke. ,
First and last the words 'Revenge
is a kind of wild Justice" have been
quoted hundreds of times probably in
extenuation of the lynching habit.
The context is never quoted. What
Lord Bacon wrote was "Revenge is a
kind of wild justice wbioh the more a
man's nature runs to the more ought
1a tn It nnt "
M TV V( wu mw WW
So stout has Senator Lindsay, ot
Kentucky, grown (he mnst weigh con.
sideralby over 800 pounds) that his
step baa become slow and awkward.
Apparently his tailor has given tip sl'.
idea of fitting the ponderous Kentuok
ian, who looks as thouah he had been r
harnessed oountry fashion, not dressed. Q
WHAT ALABAS1IXZ IS.
Alabaitlne Is the original an only durable
vail eoatlng on tbe market. It Is entirely
different from all kaltomtoe preparations.
Alabastlne Is made ready lor use In white or
twelve beautiful tint bT tbs addition oi sold
water. It Is pnt up In dry powdered form. In
Are-pound package, with lull directions on
every pack see. It takes ths place of scaling
kalsomises, wall paper and paint for walls.
Alabastin can be used on plaster, brluk, wood
er saBTas, and a child caa broth it on.
WHAT "KAXSOMINIS" ABB.
Ealsomlnei are cheap and temporary prepar
ations, manufactured from whiting, chalks,
clays, etc. They are stuck on the walls with
decaying animal glue. Alabastlne is not a .
kaltomine. It Is rock-base cement, which
sets, and It hardens with age.- It can be re-1
coated sad re-decorated without having to I
wash and scrap off Its old costs. Beware of a j
lar ire foil r-poand package of light kalsomlne,
sola to aeeiere ior lour nounas an
Customers at a lie-pound package.