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CUBA mi CUHANS
FULL CONTIIOL WILL UE GIVEN
ON MAY 20.
Secretary limit llai Ordered Hit Withdrawal
ul All Trnopi Uxcf pt a Small I'orce ul
Atllllity, which Itemalnt Tcnipornrlly
All Truly Ohlhpillorii Mini be Aiiumed
ly (he New Oovirnmtnl.
Washington, March 1!7. Hmulnry
Itool Iiiih ninilo publln hla ordor to (lull
end Wood (lirrrt Ihk tiim to turn over
tho government uinl control of Culm to
iln pooplo May i!0 noxt. Tlio order re
quires the Cuban government ti uhmiiiiu
nil trinity obllgutlona nml illiectM (Ion
crul Woiid to inutliiuuiiu artillery form,
to avoid leaving tint IhIiiihI mitiri'ly !
iiiiiiIi)m, until tli" Cuban government
nl lit 1 1 Iiiivii oipiirtiiiilty to ornn nto Its
own forces, (itiiiiiriil Wood also Ih ill
rocUxl to convene tho Cuban congress
laifort) Miiy 1!0. Iln also la directed In
coiihtilt with I'rosldoiit-iilcc.t I'iiIiiiii mid
substitute such pnrsoiiH iih ho ahull do
nlru (or tliuj.il now holding olllelnl jmjhI-
tioilN ill Culnl.
Tlm'tnxt of tlin order follows:
"War Popartmout, Washington,
March 'Jl, lim'.'. Sir: You mo nil
thorlr.cd lo provide for tlio iuaiigurn
tlon on tlin l!(Hli of May next of tlio
government olcclod liy tlio people of
Culm, mid upon tlin establishment of
said government to lonvo tlio govern
intuit ami control of tlio island of Culii
to iln iooilo, iiiriiiirit to tlio provi
sinus of tlin net of congrosH entitled, 'mi
net making appropriation for the iirmy
for tlio II wii I year ending .lunii fill,
11)02, approved March 1001.
"Upon tlio tniiiHfor of government
nml control to tlio priHlduut mid con
greHi co elected you will udviso them
that meli trmiHfnr in upon tlio express
understanding and condition tluit tlio
now government docs thereupon mid by
tlio nrri'pliini'i) thonsif, purHiiiiut to tlio
provisions of tlio appendix to tlio eon
stltutlnn of Cnli.i, adopted by tlio con
tllulinmil convention on tlio 1-tli of
Juno. I (III I , assume and undertake all
and several tlio obligations assumed by
tlio United States wltli ro-firi-t to Cuba
by tlio treaty liotw eon tlio t'nltisl Stilton
ol Arnorica and ber inajeity, tlio queen
regent of Spain, signed at I'iiHh on tlio
10th day of Pcccinlior, 1HIIH.
It Ih tlio purport of tlio I'liitod HtatcH
government forthwith u'iii tlio lining
uratlon of tlio now government of
Culm In tiiriiilniito tlio occupancy of the
inland by tlio t'nltod States mid with
draw from that Maud tlio military
fnrrus now in occupancy thoroof, hut
for tlio preservation and cam of tho
count defenses of tlio inln nl , and to
avoid leaving tho island entirely do
iinstdesH against oxterncl attack, you
may lu.ivo in tlio nmHt fortifications
rncli email numbor of artllleryiiieu nt
may Imi necessary, for Mich rnai-onahio
tlrno ax may bo required to enablo tho
new government to organize mid Hiihstl
Into therefor an adequate military force
of iln own.
"Yon will convono tho congress
olrclml by tlio people of Culm in joint
region at such reasonable thno beforo
tho UDth of May at Hhall Ik) norossnry
thnrnfor, for tho purpo-oof pel forming
tlio dtitltit of counting and ratifying tlio
olectnriiil voto for president and vlco
pro-blent under tho tith article of tho
Cubin coiiNtitution. At tho Hauio time
yon will publiMli and certify to tho poo
plu of Culm tho iiiNtruiiiont ailoptod no
tho constitution of Culm by tho const!
tutional convention on tho !ilat day of
Ktbtmry, 1001, together with tho up
point i i addod thereto and forming a
part thoroof, ailoptod by tho said con
vontlon on tlio llith day of Juno, 11101.
It in tho understanding of tho govern
moot of tho United States that tho gov
ernniont of tho inland will pain to tho
now proniduut mid congress of Cuba iih
a govorulng concern, all tho lawn pro
mulgated by tho government of occupa
tion continuing in forco and effect, aud
all tho judicial and xubordiuato oxoim
tivo mid iidminiHtrativo ollivialH coutin
niiiK in tho lawful dlpcharKo of their
praient functionn until changed by the
countltutional olllcer of tho now govern
rnent. At tho ranio momont tho re
RIKiiiNibillty of tho United Stilton for tho
collection mid oxpenditiiro of revenue
nml for tho projier porformauro of duty
by tlin oflh'om mid oinployei of tho in
milar gnvornmoiit will end and tho re
npoiiHibllity of tho now govornmunt of
Calm will, therefore, commence.
"In ordoi to avoid any ombarranfi
mont to tho now proHidunt which might
nrlxo from hin iiflnuming oxecutivo ro
cponHihilltleH with NubordiuatoN whom
lie doo-i not know, or In whom ho ban
no confldonco, and to avoid any ocni
dion for Hwooping clmngon in tho civil
porvico pormnnul linmodlatoly after tho
Inauguration of tho now gnvorumoiit,
npiirnval In given to tho course which
yon hiwo nlroady proponed of consult
ing tho pronidout-olect mid mibmittlng
beforo tho !?0th of May, whorovor ho
nhnll eo do"lro, for tho purHonH now
holding nfUcial pnnitlona micli poreona
an ho may donlgnnto. '
"I do-iro that you commnnicnto tlio
eontoutH of tli Ih letter to Mr. Talma,
tho prt'Hidont-oloc.t, nml uncertain
whether tho conrn3 nbnvo ilocrlbod ar
tonU wltli bin viowannd winhos. Vory
'KUIIU ItOOT, Bocrotary of War."
Intent of Anglo.Jjpancic Treaty,
Bt. I'otnraburg, March 27. Accord
ing to advices received hero from Port
Arthur, it la believed thoro that tho
real intontof tho Anglo-Japanoso treaty
In to compol ItuHflia to evacuate Man
clmria Tho Japanoo havo nlroady oa-
tflbliHit'(l n Japanopo-Clilnopo bank to
corn polo with tho ItUBtia-ChtnoRO bank,
and a Jiipniicso institution luia Bucured
eoncoPHlons to exploro for gold In Manchuria.
PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT UtLL.
Meaiure I'ollowi Tint ol Cooper, favored
by Judi(c Tall.
Wanhlnglon, March 'It. Tho Itopub
I i cit II moiuborn of tho houmi committed
on Innillar affalra are rapidly perfecting
tho hill providing a civil form of gov
ernment for tho riilllpplucM. In tho
main tho moiiMiro iih perfected followa
that Introduced by Chairman Cooper
aud favored by .ludgo Tnfl.
In Ita present form tlio bill providoM
for tho liihlltutlon of i Ivil govnrnineiit
in tlio Philippines; when tint guvnrn
monln nil coitify to tho president that
it stale of permanent peace baa been m
ciirod. Thoreaftor a census Ih to bo
held aud tho IsIiiiiiIn divided Into dis
tricts. A legislalivo ansouibly in ('re
nted, comdhting of two hniiMn. Tlio up
per limiso Ih to Mime extent n contin
uance of tho Philippine inminlsslon.
Tho lovtor liouso of Philiiplno assem
blymen In to ho elected by (ho people.
Today 'm mjhhIiiii of tbo seiiato cone
mltteo wan devoted to a consideration
of that portion of tho Philippine gov
ernment bill which refers to the land
held by the roligloiiHorderH. Tim prop
osition wan not formally disposed of,
but members of tho committee general
ly oxproH-cd tlio opinion that tho pro
vision would be allowed to stand prac
tically iih it wan after tlio committee
concluded Its work today. Tim only
material amendments made today re
plied to tho payment for tho land.
Olio of them provided that tho bonds
to bo Issued to secure the means, for tlio
tin rclin ho of tho lands by tho govern
ment from tho frlarn shall bo made
payable in gold or ita equivalent in
Philippine currency, mid another that
they shall dr.:w interest at tho rato of
I per cent, instead of -I per cent, iih
originally provided. It wan stilted in
tho course of tho meeting that the lands
would not cost to exceed (7,000,000.
GENERAL OTI8 RETIRES.
Unuitnl Tribute Paid to the Old Soldier by
(he War Department.
Washington, March t!7. Major Oicn-
eral I). S. (His closed bis active career
In tbo army today by reason of ago, mid
will go into retirement. Iln will bo
succeeded in command of tho Depart
ment of tho Lakes at Chicago by Major
Tho war department paid an unusual
tribute to General Otis in Issuing a
general ordor reciting tho distinguished
services of tho olllcer, not only through
the civil war, but in bin management
at Manila. In conclusion Secretary
Root Hiiyn: "(mural OUh poos into
bin retirement ) ith a consciousness of
duty well done during -10 yearn of con
tinuous and exceptionally meritorious
service, which entitles him to the grat
itude and lsjst w ishes of ! Ih country
inun." Detective li Miulcg.
Wellington, Kan., March 2". A do-
tectivu named Ferguson, who Iiiih been
working on the murder case of Mont
gomery, the Santa l'o Railroad detec
tive, ban been missing for several days,
and in believed to have been dealt with
at tho hands of the gang that killed
Montgomery. Montgomery wan killed
at bis homo last fall at Win field, while
prosecuting a case for tho railroad,
l-'ergiison recently waa Instrumental in
the arrest of two men charged with
Cecil Khodci' Condition.
CaiioTown, March 27. Cecil Rhodes
experienced a very bad heart attack
yesterday afternoon, from which he did
not rally iih he has done from pruvioua
attacks of thin nature. At midnight
ho waa weaker than at nny time during
hin Illness. Oxygon baa been ad minis
terial daily, and ho In frequently tapped
for dropsy. His friends enterain little
hopo for Ilia recovery.
To Study American Method).
Berlin, March 20. At a conferonco
of cotton oxperta held at tho Colonial
olllco today it waa resolved to dispnteh
a commisHion to tho United States to
sttidv tho cultivation of cotton, with
tho view of tho establishment of exper
imental stations, in German Kaet Africa
on American linen.
Government Orders Steamer Libeled.
W'naliiiigton, March 27. Attorney
General Knox today telegraphed in-
atrurtiona to tho United Staten attorney
at Port Tow-mend, Wash., to libel tlio
steamer ilhelminn, whoso captain ia
stated to have brought into port two
Chinamen whom ho put ashore mid as
sisted to escape tho inspection olllcors.
I'reildent't Day at Charleston.
Clmrleaton, S. C, March 20. April
I) has been cut apart as I'reaidunt'a day
at tho exposition, Tho foaturu of the
day will bo the presentation to Major
Jenkins by hia- former chiof ol the
Rough Riders of n beautiful uword
from tho South Carolinians.
Turkish Troops for Albania.
London, March 27. "A report haa
boon received from Constantinople,"
cables a correspondent of tlio l)ally
Chronicle, "that 40 Turkish battaliona
havo been mobilized for Borvico in
Albania, where thoro la a rolgn of
American Government Sounded.
London, March 27. Tho Daily
Chronicle, In nn editorial thla morning
on tho statement that Franco and Rus
ala have Bounded tho United States
with regard to ita attitmlo in regard to
tlio Anglo-Japanoso nllianco, says it
looka na if Franco nnd Russia wore al
ready reckoning up tho chancos of tho
game. Tho Chronlclo asks what might
happen if they could reckon on Amer
ica's friondllnees or ovon neutrality in
tho far Kaat.
A STJtlKK LMM INENT
MINEWORKER8 I88UE ULTIMA
TUM AND ADJOURN.
Mailer Is Now in the Hands of the Civic l ed.
eratlon failure on Its Part will Remit
in a Itcpellllon of the Great Struggle ol
1900 Will Affect 140,000 Men President
Mitchell Makes a Statement.
Hhiiinokln, Pa., March 20. Ifnlesn
tho efforts of tho Civic Federation aro
effective with tho co.il operators, It ia
more than probable that a ropctilbiii of
tho 1000 struggle will cccur in tho an
thrucilo region. In that year 110, 000
cmploycH of tho anthrneito miiiea wero
on strike for six weeks. The conven
tion yesterday of districts Nes. 1, 7 mid
0, United Mlneworkura of America,
which districts comprise the entire an
thrneito field, made a provisional strike
declaration, leaving tlio date to he de
clared by the executive boards of the
throe districts. Thin was practically
the histollicial act of tho delegates, and
the convention adjourned sine die at i
o'clock josterday afternoon.
The adoption of tho resolution con
taining the ultimatum of the miuework
era wuh followed by a fceno of wild en
thusiasm, and tho opera house rang
with the exclamations of the delegatoa,
who, with lusty cheera, approved the
work of the special resolution commit
tee mid expressed their confidence in
President Mitchell. The result of tho
first session showed a disposition to in
sist on an adjustment of the miners'
grievance-, but tho delegates were will
ing to relinquish the question of recog
nition providing more comoasiona wero
granted. Thin fact in evidenced in the
resolution adopted which spates, as the
chief demand, a shorter work day, a
minimum day wage scale, a uniform
increase in wagon, mid tho weighing of
coal wherever practicable. Tho Civic
Federation in regarded by the dele
gatus iih tho last hope of the ininowork
ith in their demnniN for improved con
ditions, and the gravity of the situation
waa manifest in tbo words of President
Mitchell: "I am free to say that to
mo a strike seems imminent."
Tho resolution ndopted waa tho result
of a difference of opinion among tho
delegates aa to the methoda to bo pur
sued in enforcing tho minoworkers' de
mands. Resolutions had been presented
to the convention from foveral dia
trictn, but none of thorn wore H.itiifac
tory to tho entire body of delegates. It
was then decided to place the matter in
the hands of President Mitchell and tho
district presidents and vlco presidents.
He fore completing tho draft of the reso
lution, President Mitchell communi
cated with tho presidents of tho coal
carrying roada, making a last appeal
for n conference.
RIGHTS OF IRELAND.
Redmond and Devlin, at Chicago. Appeal for
Chicago. March 20. William Red
mond and Joseph Devlin, Irish mem
be ra of Parliament, beforo an audience
of 10,000 persons hero mado a stirring
nppeal for tlio nghta of Ireland, and
spoko in praise of tho liners in their
heroic Mrugglo against tho British. At
the close of tho meeting hundreds of
persona pledged themselves to tho sup
port of tho cause by becoming members
of the Irish League.
"If our policy in tho Ilntiah parlia
ment can do nothing else, wo can ex
pose our grief; wo can harass tho Ilrit
ish empire; wo can stand upon tho floor
of tho parliament nnd pray and call
God's blessing on the lloora overy timo
tho English aro defeated, " said Mr.
Redmond. "If wo cannot in tho ICng
lish parliament win homo rule, I prom
ise you wo will destroy tho parliament
of England; if wo cannot govern our
selves, wo can tnko good caro not to al
low them to govern themselves."
TO RAISE THE ISLANDER.
Contract Closed for Floating and Bringing to
Port the Wrecked Alaska Steamer.
Victoria, II. C., March 20. Captain
J. G. Cox, Ilritish Columbia's agent
for Lloyd's, has closed a contract with
Suttees llopo, of Seattle, for tho rais
ing of tho steamer Islander nnd bring
ing her to Victoria or aomo other Cana
dian port. Tho Islander waa loat In a
collision wdth an iceberg at tho en
trance of Lynn canal on tho night of
August IB of last year. Treasure that
has been variously estimated nt from
$1(50,000 to $27fi,000 wont down with
tho Hlenmer, and no attempt has boon
made to recover nny of it. Whero the
steamer sank thoro is n depth of water
upward of 40 fathoms, but tho exact
depth wherein bIio settled has never
been ascertained. IIopo agrees to start
work within 00 days, nml is to receive
75 per cent of tho value of tho hull
when raised, nnd will also havo claims
for salvage and get tho gold.
Italy Denies the Report
Home, March 20. Humors to tho
effect that nn Italian expedition against
Tripoli was being fitted out nt Nnplos
and Spezla havo been curront for two
weeks past, but they havo beon persist
ently but not categorically denied by
tho government of Itnly.
Statue of McKlnlcy.
Now York, March 2(1. Tho first
statuo to tho lato President McKinloy
has just boon delivered In tho plaster
to n foundry nt Providenco, K. I., whero
it will bo cast in brnnzo nt onco nnd bo
rondy to bo unveiled nt Muskegon,
Mich., on Momorlnl day. Tho Fculptor
was woll equipped for tho undertaking,
as ho had mado n bust of tho lato pros
Idont and had nil neccsnry mcaauro
monta, which ho had mado nt a sitting
Major McKinloy gnvo hint.
A I.irtltiic Machine.
Thr device hIiowii Ih Just the thing
for tin farm that la operated by ono
man with occasional help, aa many
fnrini are run. A platform, of any ill
ineiiHloiiH desired, la built of heavy oak
planks with ri hole cut In the middle
In which Is Inserted 11 post made of
limber three or four Inches aqunre. A
(dot la cut In lids post to extend nearly
one half Its length, ami Ih nn Inch nnd
n half wide. The lever aliould be made
of timber one and a half Inches wide
co na lo III anugly Ih the slot. This lever
la bolted Into position. A number of
holes should be bored through this
lever so that a longer 11 nn may be had
on one side of the post when wanted;
iih a rule the lever workH beat when It
extends about double the distance on
0110 hide. If the object to be moved Is
heavy It may be bent to spike the plat
form to the ground, which may be read
ily done by the use of long wooden pegs
driven through holes bored In each cor
ner of the platform. It will be noticed
that two holes are bored In the post,
below where the lever arm la fastened,
permitting the operator to lower the
nrm to suit the work he has to do. This
lifter will be found very handy In mov
ing logs, grain In bags and other heavy
things which must be handled on the
Wlient lis Stock I'ccil.
The Topeka State Journal says that a
I miller ami grain dealer In McPhcrson,
Kan., says there Is less wheat In Mc
Phcrson County than for many years
nt the Bame date. The scarcity of corn
and its high price havo led many to
feed It to tocU. lie claimed to know
of some who had fed out ri.OtK) bushels,
nnd one man, who sold 7.000 bushels
last July, had since bought 8,000 bush
el to feed Oiit, and another had bought
15,000 bushels for the same purpose.
He estimated the nmount fed on the
farms In that county nt not less than
COO bushels on each farm, nnd the to
tal as not less than half the crop of
1001. White we think these Ilgures
may be 11 little exaggerated, or more
than a little If applied to more than
the one county, we do not find fault If
they nre true. Though In the Kasteru
States, we used to think wheat Hour
j bread n luxury compared to that made
f renii cornmcal. or "rye aud Indian"
meal. If the farmers there can grow
wheat so that It costs less than corn,
let them feed It. us It has about the
same nutritive value. Not mauy years
ago the farmers of Knnsns and Ne
braska were reported as burning their
corn because n ton of It would not buy
n ton of coal, nnd made a better fire.
Now If a bushel of ground wheat will
fatten as many steers or hogs as n
bushel of common!, nnd costs less, let
them use It. American Cultivator.
llnme-Mailo Milk Aerator.
It pays to use some standard device
for aerating and cooling the mill:
drawn fresh from the cows. The nera-
tlon of warm milk Is
very I mportant
when several cows
nre milked. For a
small quantity of
milk In shotgun caus
a honie-tnade device
can be utilized. The
Illustrates Its con-
milk ALiiATon. struenon nnu use.
Proeuren good hand bellows and have
a tinsmith solder on a small tin tube,
with n "rose" attachment nt the bot
tom, somewhat like that shown nt A
In the cuL II represents a brace sol
dered on to make the attachment more
rigid. A clamp can be attached nt O to
fasten to the edge of the can, though
the bellows enn bo easily operated
without. It may be necessary to extend
the tube of the bellows nt D. This ar
rangement will work sntlsfnctorlly In
quickly nrentlng n enn of wnrm milk
nnd can be done while the enn Is setting
In wntcr to cool down. Hoard's Dairy
man. Growing BorKhitm for Stock,
The f nil tiro of the corn crop Inst year
will Induce farmers to plant more or
less of other things the coming season.
Alfalfa, millet, sorghum nnd speltz
will nil be tried, nnd In some localities
ono or more will bu found n most do
si ruble uddltlon to crops for stock. The
culture of sorghum Is extending, nnd
tests have proved that Its culture Is
not confined to fnvored sections, but
thnt It enn probnbly bo grown with
success wherever corn enn be grown.
The plnnt Is drought-resisting. It yields
heavily nnd the stnlks. If properly
cured, aro eaten and relished by all
farm stock The main trouble experl-j
enerd with sorghum In In the curing
the crop seems to he na easily raised
na corn, but It Is beat cured under
cover by netting It In small shock
rilling the wall of n shed. It may he
cured In I ho field, like corn. If put Up
In Hinall shocks. Kvory farmer with
cowh or hwIiio should give up an aero
of ground thl.i aprlng for sorghum. Von
may not bo able to grow It with full
success thin year, but will learn Its
needs thoroughly, so thnt the next sea
son it will be n HUecess.
The Ideal I'll r m Home.
Forty years ago this subject would
have mount something quite different
from what It does at prtnent. siys In
dlann I"a nn er. Then 11 plain frntno
building, with plastered walla nnd n
brick chimney would have seemed n
great ndvnnci on the double log cabin,
with Its Htlek mid mud chimney nt
either end. the well sweep In the yard,
chickens roosting In the trees or In
the ft out yard waa not deemed out of
place In early days, nnd shade trees,
shrubbery and (lower beds were ex
ceptional, If not unknown.
The Ideal farm homo as wo now re
gard It, must have many ornamental
featurcH mid numerous conveniences
that In pioneer days were unthought
of. As to externals our flrat thought
la regarding walks and drives. They
should bo dry nnd clean. Mud should
not be tracked Into tho house, and to
prevent thla gravel should be used
freely, not only to make walks to
barnyards nml outhouses, but to build
drives from the road In front to tho
wngon shod In the roar. A shed or
covered way ought to extend from a
side porch of the house to the drive so
the ladles can enter or depart from the
carriage dry shod. It must have n
telephone connecting with all tho
neighborhood and the towns nnd vil
lages near. It can have a dally mall,
which It easily can have If the roads
are what they ought to be. It must
have shade trees, vines, shrubbery nnd
flowers In the blue-grass lawn, nnd n
small fruit ns well as a vegetable gar
den, well stocked with the bet varie
ties and well tended, and It should be
convenient to the kitchen, so as to be
most avallahlo and useful.
Htileld for the Crnmpcr.
J. F. Granger, of Waukesha County,
Wisconsin, writes Iowa Homestead: "I
enclose a sketch of a good plan to keep
n horse that is nn
from getting his
tall over the line
aud giving trouble.
It u c k 1 e two
lengths of light leather from hip strap
around the tall above the breeching,
making It fit easily nnd loosely over the
tail. I'rom the buckle of the crupper on
each side fasten a perpendicular strap
on each side of the rump. Make n
leather network down to the bottom
piece, und one will have a device that
will let the horse switch his tall nnd at
the same time will prevent any trouble
coming from getting his tall over the
Doei 9licei-ltatslnc Par.
To this question the sheep raiser on
land at u low value will undoubtedly
nusner yes, aud the man on high price
laud no. It would seem us if some
thing was wroug with this state of af
fairs. Vear by year the raising of
sheep In large numbers changes from
the high price farm to the one where
land Is cheat). It may be true that In
the East where farms nre held nt
prices more than double thnt asked for
laud In sectlotis of the West, farmers
can not afford to raise sheep, yet why
not? In any section where sheep can
lie raised without the winter season
of feeding being too long sheep should
be raised with protlt regardless of tho
land value of the farm, within reason,
of course. It is largely n question of
Intelligent management. Just us with
nny other crop. Everything seems to
point to a decided change In methods
during the coming years, and tho
thoughtful farmer with some knowl
edge of sheep raising Is beginning to
feel that by keeping up the fertility
of Ids farm he can raise sheep as profit
ably for bis market us his dlstaut com
petitor for his.
licet Pulp aa Feed.
Seven thousand sheep nnd 150 steers
nre on feed on the beet pulp nt the
I'ort Collins 1C0I0.) sugar refinery. The
company nlso sells the pulp nt SO cents
per ton, and the sheep eat between tea
and fifteen pounds of It each day,
while each steer tucks away from 100
to 150 pounds dally nnd often bawls
for more. Tho feeding Is lurgely of
the experimental order ns yet. The
ofllclnls say that they will Import some
grain In order to finish the animals
properly before scudlug them to mar
ket. Coat of Keeping 11 Hen.
There Is considerable difference of
opinion ns to how much It costs to keep
a hen. Tho cost depends upon the hen's
ability to forago. It Is n saving aud
clenr gnln to convert refuse Into eggs
and ment. Tho cost of keeping n hen
has been vnrlously estimated nt from
SO cents to $1.50 n year. It costs moro
In the Northern States than lit the
Southern Stntes. It costs more If the
hens are confined than If they are al
lowed to run.
A Ham for tho Cows.
Don't keep cows In same barn with
other stock. Time Is money, therefore
the barn should be convenient for clean
ing ouL for feeding nnd for getting
cows In nud out. It should allow an
abundance of sunshine.
Tho ten dollar note, known as the
"Buffalo mil," has on It the face of a
suicide, Meriwether Lewis.
Canada Inst year ndded Ml to Iti
railroad uilleuge aud Mr xlco (Uft,
TOO LAZY TO LIVE OFI DIE.
The Chntnplmi I.iir.jr Mini nmt Some of
IIU ItCKt (Jimllllcn.
He Is n lnzy man; he nilmlts It him
self. In fact, he rather prides himself
upon Ida lazlncKH.
"Really." lie said one day, "It Is too
much trouble to live.
' Naturally the assertion surprised n.
large number of people. They admitted
that It waa occasionally difficult for n
man to live the way he would like to
live, but there were few Indeed who
objected to the trouble of living nt nil.
Still, the aim Is to please.
"Why don't you die?" they asked .
"Too much trouble," replied the Inr.y
"Why, you can He down most any
where and die," they said.
"That's whero you're wrong," return
ed the lazy man. "If I He down here
In the street the chances nre that some
Itody will catch me by the collar nnd
yank me to my feet, nml then n police
man will come nlong nnd run me In.
Think of the nmount of trouble thnt
"Vou might stop eating," they sug
gested. "Trouble! More trouble!" he replied.
"Somebody would find It out nnd I'd
hnve no peace at all. It's easier to cat
than It la to go without."
"Shoot yourself," they persisted.
"Too much trouble to go after a re
volver, aud then I'd have to be dodging
nround to find a chance to do tho Job
without having somebody yank the
pistol away from me."
"At any rnte." they asserted, "yon
can throw yourself from the top of
"Too much trouble to climb up to IL"
he answered. "No gentlemen, there Is
no hope for me. If I could stand here
and fnll up Into space I might try. hot
until that can be done I'll buvc to keep
011 living. It's hard, very hard. How
ever, If any of you happen to have a
cigar and a match and will stick the
cigar In my mouth and light It for me.
you mny go on about your business
with the consciousness of hnvlng done
a graceful and praiseworthy act thnt
will have n tendency to reconcile the
laziest ,man on earth to his surround
ings for a few minutes longer."
WHEELED HIMSELF IN BARROW.
It was after n bitter argument over
the Senatorial contest recently waged
In New Jersey. "I'll tell you what I'll
do If thnt Dryden Is elected," said
William Campbell, of Camden, to the
man with whom he had been hnvlng
the argument "I won't wheel yon
around In a wheelbarrow, but I will
wheel myself." There was a general
laugh at Campbell's expense, but he
promised to make good, despite their
derision. The day after Dryden was
nominated Campbell's friend bad to
leave town on a business trip. When,
he returned Campbell met blm at the
station. "Well, I've paid my bcL"
Campbell told him, and banded him a
photograph to ptove the truth of his
statement All except expert photog
raphers may have their doubts, but
Campbell's friend was satisfied.
Why lie Kept a Dor.
A prominent dog fancier and wealthy
man of Philadelphia stepped Into a gro
cery the other night and accidentally
stumbled over a fat old German, who
was sitting In a corner smoking fats
Under his chair was the most remark
able specimen of n dog that the gentle
man had ever seen. It bad the appear
ance of a pug, with rough red hair and
n long tall. It was Impossible to resist
laughing at the placid old man and his
"What kind of a dog Is thatr asked
"I don't know," replied the German.
"I suppose you use him for hunting!"
"Is he good for anything?"
"Then why do you value him bo?"
"Because he likes me," said the old
fellow, still pulling at his pipe, and the
expression of the dog us be looked up
from under the chair fully confirmed
"There Is no better or stronger reason
than thnt," asserted the gentleman em
phatically as ho walked away. Phila
Jewelers' Dummy Clock.
A paragraph has been going tho
rounds of the press that the dummy
clocks used by Jewelers and other deal
ers lu timepieces ns advertisements al
ways Indicate the hour of 8:18 to com
memorate the precise moment nt which
President Lincoln was assassinated.
Lincoln did not arrive nt Ford's Thea
ter until 0 o'clock, nnd Booth did not
shoot him until after 10. Ills death oc
curred nt 7:30 tho next mornlug. New
Tho Fretful Itaby In an Omntbaa.
A correspondent of the Loudon Pall
Mall Oazetto vouches for this Incident:
A youug woman with a fretful baby la
a full omnibus (aloud): "Poor little nip
per, I suppose I shall end by 'avlng to
take 'lm to the 'orspltnl, (liaising the
child's veil and looking around for sym
pathy.) Dou't get no rest 'B Is sutTcr
ln' so with smnllpox."
We have found out why we accom
plish nothing: It Is too hot In summer
and tho days are too short In winter.