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					      VOL. XIII. NO. 51.                                    CHICAGO, DECEMBER 17, 1898.                                                               $1 A YEAR

                    The Week                                 far away and their people too different from ours
                                                             to be annexed to the United States even if they de-.
                                                                                                                         ing of the principle of municipal ownership—that
                                                                                                                         was the most remarkable advance step ever taken
                                                             sired it."                             [                    by such a gathering of American citizens. It was
    Interest in the questions growing out of the ex-
 pansion idea has been strengthened by the, events                                                                       the first tinkle of the death knell of corporate
                                                                The death of Gen. Garcia, the Cuban above all            monopoly in of ours, and it was no faint
 of the week. Senator Vest of Missouri opened the            others who stands out the ideal patriot—one who
 fight against imperialism . in a vigorous speech on                                                                     tinkle, either , for it has sounded in the camps of
                                                             gave his all for liberty and country , has cast a           corruption in London, Paris, Berlin and New York,
 Monday, and he will . be followed by some leading           gloom over the nation and brings deep sorrow to
 Republicans who are opposed to the new policy.                                                                          and the corruptionists themselves now realize that
                                                             the people he has served so long, so ably and so            they have opened a veritable Pandora 's box by their
 Mr. Vest . contended that the supreme court had             loyally. Gen; Garcia was in Washington at the
 settled , the question for/all time; that it was un-                                                                    extreme demands and let loose the spirits that shaH
                                                             moment of his death, and the tributes paid to his           wo:k their undoing.
 constitutional ;for this government to acquire for-         memory by the American people must assure his
 eign territory except for coaling stations or some          compatriots of the deep regard in which both the             ' What was the result? When the council met
 like purpose unless, it . was with: the intention to                                                                                                                       on .
                                                             aged general and his cause are held by every true           Monday night , a motion was made by Alderman
 confer citizenship upon its inhabitants. He con-            citizen of this country. For thirty years this Cuban        Maltby (who , by the way, has shown himself to be
 tinued: . "I do . not deny the power of the . federal       patriot has had but one aim in life, and to that            not only one of the most faithful , but intelligent,
 government to .acquire', territory but I do deny its        aim he sacrificed life and property. "Cuba Libre"           friends of honesty in the council) that the rules be
 power to acquire territory peopled with millions            was the slogan that strengthened arm and heart              suspended to vote on a motion that nothing be
 without their consent and with no intention of con-         to meet such obstacles and reverses as come to few         done with the ordinance until after the legislature '
 ferring upon them citizenship. I may be answered            men, and it seems something more than mere co-             repealed its predecessor's nefarious creation . It re-
 that the point is not good, that it may be evaded by        incidence that the day after he learned of the sign-       quiries a two-thirds vote to carry a suspension of
 the taking in of vast tracts of lands peopled with          ing of the treaty of peace with Spain, under which         the rules, and the ballot on the motion stood thirty-
 barbarians, to . be held merely for commercial ad-          "Cuba Libre" is to become a possibility, he passed         eight in favor and twenty-five against, and , there-
 vantages. . When , the congress of . .the United States     quietly away, his work ended , his dream realized.         fore was lost. But it showed that thirty-eight men
 shall become' so degraded as this, it is only a ques-       Gen. Garcia on ithe evening of December 4. left his             e ^.^ t^e people, and if they :stick together
                                                                                                                        wer. .
 tion-of .time until the-end shall •come."™- -         ""    room for ' the 'iasf time to" attend a dinner in his       and the millions of the corruptionists avail not, the
                                                             honor given by Gen. Miles. He; was ' ill when he           victory will be with the people. The first fruits
   Another incident of the week is the resignation           went, and on his return his physician declared that        of that vote has been the withdrawal of the fran-
 from the army of Col. William Jennings Bryan of             he was suffering from double pneumonia. He de-             chise ordinance by the street railway folk , and as-
 the Third Nebraska volunteers, and the reiteration          clined steadily and died on Sunday last. His re-           surance is now given that they will ask for twenty-
 of his implacable hostility to the expansion idea.          mains will be conveyed' to Cuba in a warship.              five years. But the Maltby motion ' is the thing.
 It will be recalled that it was his address at Omaha                                                                   Let no ordinance be passed while tne Allen law re-
during the summer that gave keynote to the op-                 Chicago has been the scene of the most remark-           mains on the statute book. When the time comes
position to territorial acquisition by the United           able events during the week, events whose far-              for the consideration of the companies ' interests,
States. But while Mr. Bryan opposes expansion , he           reaching importance none may at this time meas-            then let the people buy their cars and power, take
would not hamper President McKinley in his desire            ure. This journal has made reference to the Allen          over the business and run it for themselves. That
to settle the questions involved in the treaty with          bill , which was passed by the late Illinois legis-        will forever settle the difficulty. Viewed from any
Spain, by delaying its ratification . To a newspaper         lature after the expenditure of a corruption fund          standpoint , we may rejoice that we have such sub-
correspondent Mr. Bryan said: "The imperialistic             variously estimated at from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000.      stantial evidence of the power of the people when
idea is directly antagonistic to the idea and ideals        This bill opened the way for the street railway             they are aroused to action, and take new courage.
which have been cherished by the American people            corporations of this state to secure through venal
since the signing of the declaration of independ-           city councils absolute control of streets for a term           The departing Spaniards from Cuba are making
ence. Our nation must give up any intention of              of fifty years. The street railway companies of             trouble, and a condition of riot exists there which
entering upon a colonial policy (such as is now             Chicago found a man willing to do their work in an          our government will try to quell. The warships
pursued by European countries), or it must abandon          alderman named Lyman who presented an ordi-                 Brooklyn, Texas, Castine and Resolute have been
the doctrine that governments derive their just             nance . granting the , railways . fifty-year . franchises   ordered to Havana at once, and it is hoped this
powers from the consent of the governed."                   under the Allen law. That was the spark which               demonstration of authority and the power to exe-
                                                            ignited a flame of popular wrath , and as if by             cute it will bring the troubles quickly to an end.
                                                            magic it spread from ward to ward , and men never           Sunday night the insults and murderous assaults
   Asked as to his views as to the proper course
                                                            before known to make a public speech found , in             of a group of Spanish officers and soldiers led to a
 to be pursued, Mr. Bryan replied : "Some think the
                                                            their earnest defence of their rights from the all-         conflict in the streets of Havana, and four Spanish
fight should be made against ratification of the
                                                            corrupting monopolists, that they had the gift of           and four Cubans are reported dead in consequence.
 treaty, but I would prefer another plan. It will be
                                                            tongues, and eloquent denunciation and appeal gave          The Spanish are said to have poisoned wells and
 easier, I think, to end the war at once by ratifying
                                                            to a hundred meetings something of the spirit of            that a large number of Cubans have, died from
 the treaty and then deal with the subject in our
                                                            fire which our revolutionary fathers communicated           drinking of the waters. Assassination, robbery
own way. The issue can be presented directly by
                                                            when they demanded a government freed from any              and worse are being practiced in the city, and a
a resolution of congress declaring the policy of the
                                                            rule but that of the people.                                reign of terror exists. The strong arm of the gov-
nation upon this subject. The president in his mes-
                                                                                                                        ernment should be vigorously exercised in saving
sage says that our only purpose in taking possession
                                                                                                                        Cubans from their hereditary foes, and the best,
of Cuba is to establish a stable government and                Sunday a vast mass meeting was held in Central           sentiment of this country will endorse such action.
then turn that government over to the people of             Music hall, and hundreds were turned away. There
Cuba. Congress could reaffirm this purpose in re-           were present Democrats and Republicans, business               Gen. Brooke has been named as governor of
gard to Cuba and assert the same purpose in regard          men and day laborers, preachers and lawyers, and            Cuba. It may be said that he demanded the ap-
to the Philippine islands and Porto Rico. Such a            public officials. Mayor Harrison , whose courageous         pointment , not on the grounds of fitness, but be-
resolution would make a clear-cut issue between             defiance of the "gang" and earnest fight in behalf          cause he is the ranking officer of the army avail-
the doctrine of self-government and the doctrine of         of the people have won the confidence and good              able for the place. It is no secret in the war de-
imperialism. We should reserve a harbor and coal-           will of citizens of all shades of political faith ' was     partment that Gen . Brooke has proven a failure in
ing , station in Porto Rico and the Philippines in          there ; John Maynard Harlan , the young Republican          Porto Rico, so far as his ability to govern goes.
retunr for services rendered , and I think we would         Hercules was there; John P. Altgeld, the advocate           Soldiers are not apt to get along well with the
be justified ' in' asking the same concession from          of the''people was there. The meeting demanded              public, and he has proven no exception to the rule.
Cuba. In the case of Porto Rico, where the people           that so long as the Allen bill remained upon the            But what a travesty upon democracy, that a man ,
have as yet expressed no desire for an independent          statutes of the state no consideration be given the         simply because he is a ranking officer , be set over
government, we might with propriety declare our             street railway companies, whoso; franchises do not          people to govern them! But that is whither mili-
willingness to annex the island if the citizens . de-       expire until . 1903, and whose unholy haste creates         tarism leads, and we are like to get many a shock
sire annexation; but the Philippine islands are too         deep suspicion. But the endorsement by that meet-           and more severe, too, from this new policy of ours.
                                                                    plant foods , as the potassium is one of the essential    of the people that it may fatten upon their toil and
                                                                    plants foods, as the potassium is one of the essential    grow richer in their sweat.
                                                                    the nitrogen is the only valuable constituent , while       But if our correspondent were in ' Chicago he
                                                                    in nitrate of potash the potassium is worth from          would see something more. He would see a peo-
                                                                   '4 to 6 cents a pound.                                     ple aroused to self-defense as no community ever
                                                                       A better solution of Mr . Ward's problem would         was aroused before, He would see men with blaz-
                                                                    be this: One hundred pounds of nitrate of soda            ing eye and set face daring these royal Rob Roys
                  Published Weekly by                               contains thirty-six pounds of soda worth nothing,         to try to rob them further. He would see such a
     THE FARMERS VOICE, 334Dearborn Street, Chicago,1 1            and sixteen pounds of nitrogen worth 15 to 17 cents        sight as bids courage be strong and faith sure that
                                                                   a pound , costing in this case almost exactly 13 cents     our republic will yet rise above partyism, above
     W. H. BURKE,         J. C. BHJ,INGSI,EA,                      a pound. As it requires an exceedingly good                new and revolutionary policies which contain the
              EDITOR.            BUSINESS M ANAOEE.
           MIIAER PURVIS, A SSOCIATE EDITOR.                       sample of nitrate of soda to contain 16 per cent           seed of death. What Chicago is doing to defy these
                                                                   of nitrogen the chances are that Mr. Ward's figures        monopolistic usurpers the nation will do to those
    Entered at Chicago Post-Office as Secoad-CSass Matter,         would be too high in most cases.                           who would turn the machinery of our government
     Terms of Subscription: One Copj- One Tear One Dollar.             Tuisco Greiner, who is good authority, says when       into one vast mill for their own golden grist.
     Advertising Rates: Twenty-five Cents per Agate Mae.           he finds his soil has accumulated an excess of
 Make all Drafts or Orders payable and address all comtnttnl.      potash and phosphoric acid he uses nitrate of soda
 cations to THE I FARME RS VOICE, 334 Dearborn Street, Chicago     because the nitrogen is quickly available. It will
                                                                                                                                         The Passing of the Scrub.
     THE FARMERS VOICE CO., 334Dearborn St., Chicago, 1 11.        be noted that Mr . Greiner does not use nitrate of            There may be one or two instances on record
                    150Nassau St., New York.                       soda for the soda but for the nitrogen alone.               where the price paid for an animal sold at a public
                                                                      Aside from the value of soda as compared with           sale was excessive. Many years ago the Short-
               OHIOAaO. BBDEMBEB 17, 1888.
                                                                   potash it may be said that the great waste in us-          horn cow "Duchess," sold for $25,000 and never
                                                                                                                               dropped a calf afterward. Within a year or two
            Corn at the Paris Exposition.                         ing commercial fertilizers is in the use of com-
                                                                                                                              a Poland-China hog sold for $5,100 and bred a
                                                                  pounds that contain any considerable percentage
    Every farmer in the country is interested in the                                                                          lawsuit for the seller as well as much doubt in the
                                                                  of nitrogen. It is a waste to use nitrogen in com-
 proposition to make an exhibit of American maize                                                                             minds of many men. Notwithstanaing, the public-
                                                                   mercial fertilizers, because by so doing we must
 at Paris in 1900—such an exhibit as shall result in                                                                          sale price is accepted as the true measure of value
                                                                  buy at a high price that which is in abundant sup-
 increasing the world demand for our great food                                                                               for live stock of any kind.
                                                                  ply in the air we breathe. All that is necessary
 product, now so little appreciated by our friends                                                                               Last week the herd of Hereford cattle owned
                                                                  for us to do is to furnish the potash and phos-
 across seas. Especially are the farmers of the                                                                               by Charles S. Cross, the Emporia, Kas., banker,
                                                                   phoric acid, both comparatively cheap, and grow
 great cornbelt interested in this plan, and it is                                                                            who killed himself because he could not get out of
                                                                  clover or cow peas in rotation with other crops.
 now the time when all should organize for the work                                                                           debt , was sold at public sale at the Kansas City
                                                                  These will draw on the atmospheric supply of ni-
 of securing the necessary help to the end that the                                                                           stock yards, and the prices realized shows the profit
                                                                  trogen for supply sufficient for themselves and the
 exhibit may be made most effective.                                                                                          of breeding pure-bred stock. The most notable price
                                                                  other crops in the rotation.
   Whatever the states of the cornbelt may deter-                                                                             paid was for Beau's Real Maid. She was knocked
                                                                      In this connection we may notice in passing the
 mine to do at Paris, let nothing stand in the way                                                                            down for $2,500 to B. K. Armour. This is the
                                                                  statement made in a Southern farm paper that ni-
of an independent appropriation in each for the                                                                               longest price ever • paid for a Hereford cow in
                                                                  trogen is often in over-supply in soils. Such a state-
proposed corn kitchen, where all visitors to the ex-                                                                          America, and the highest price paid in the world
                                                                  ment is about the most absurd . one that was ever
position may be given opportunity to learn of the                                                                             within fifteen years. Several other animals sold
                                                                  put in print. Nitrogen is never in over-supply. It
epicurean possibilities of American corn, Iowa, In-                                                                           the same day brought $900 and $800 and many sold
                                                                  may be present in the soil in great quantities, but
diana, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri should stand                                                                             around $500, while but one sold for as low a price
                                                                  is not available as it is not in the form in which
together in this matter. A million spent in this                                                                              as $160. From $200 to $400 was the common price,
                                                                  plants can use it. This question needs discussion,
way by the combined states would be a safe and                                                                                and bidding was spirited at these prices.
                                                                  but it must be intelligent and truthful to be val-
sure investment—the addition of 1 cent a bushel                                                                                 This is an example of the benefits derived from
to the price of the corn crop of 1897 would                                                                                   breeding only good stock. It did not cost more
amount to $26,500,000, for instance.                                                                                         for feed and care to raise these cattle then it would
   Illinois , through a group of public-spirited citi-                            Fooling the People                         have cost to raise scrubs which would have sold at
zens, is moving in this matter. But its importance                   To the Editor —What is "imperialism?' Please            the market price by the pound. These cattlo sold
and interest extend far beyond the confines of any                give definition and etymology. I have several dic-         on their capacity to produce other cattle which
state, and it seems to us that the largest good may               tionaries, but none give any definition that justifies
                                                                  its use in the way I find it used nowadays. Per-           would return a greater value for the feed consumed
be accomplished by a movement which shall in-                     haps, though, it is only one more of those "fakes"         then could be gotten from feeding scrubs. They
clude every state in which corn is a principal crop.              that have become so common since "fooling the              sold at these prices because they represent skill,
And the time for such a movement is the present.                  people " has become such an important industry.            patience and brains.
                                                                     Oxford, la.                        M. W. Cook.             These things count more and more as the years
          Commercial Fertilizer Heresies                              Webster's Unabridged affords the information           pass, whether a man devotes himself to live stock
     The fact that the discussion of commercial fer-               sought by our correspondent. In that old stand-by         or the tilling of the soil. Farming in all its
  tilizers has been taken up by Western farm papers                we find "imperialism " defined as "the spirit of em-      branches has become more than a mere art , it has
  marks a new era in agriculture so far as the use                 pire," a very apt and complete interpretation to          become a science which must be made a serious
  of fertilizers is concerned. Whether it might have               the people of their own conception of the mean-           study and will pay exactly in proportion to the
 been possible to maintain the virgin fertility of our             ing of the spirit of our expansion friends. But the       thought given it.
 soils by following proper methods from the be-                    dictionaries never can tell what "imperialism"
                                                                                                                           An imitation is a counterfeit, and a counterfeit
 ginning or not is a question that has not been set-               means in its consequences. If the "spirit of em- is a fraud per
                                                                                                                                          se, and should have no rights before
 tled and is not pertinent in this connection. The                pire" be permitted to lead us on to its inevitable     the law as against an honest product of the farm.
 fact is that our soils are depleted to a very serious            results, our correspondent will have tangible evi-
                                                                                                                         No matter how many hired chemists assert to the
 extent and the use of commercial fertilizers prom-               dences of the meaning of our desertion of the con- contrary,
                                                                                                                                     counterfeit food products are a menace
 ises to become an imperative necessity in the near               stitution and the spirit of our fathers, should he to the health
                                                                                                                                         of the public, and the prosperity of
 future. With this prospect before us it is unfor-                live to see that day of sorrow and a world's de-       the farmer and the nation. In every state there
 tunate that a false doctrine is being taught in re-              spair—for imperialism involves, compels, the em-
                                                                                                                         is needed a dairy and food commission to act as
 gard to the value of commercial fertilizers. We                  peror.
                                                                                                                        a bureau for the enforcement of good laws against
 are sorry to notice that one of our contemporaries                  "Fooling the people " has become an industry in- food ,
                                                                                                                                drug and drink counterfeiting. The only law
 devotes its entire editorial page to exploiting the              deed, How "important" we do not believe our
                                                                                                                         we have is the enforced law. This body can , and
 heresy of A. H. Ward of Boston who has labored                   friend in Iowa can realize. If he were in Chicago in my opinion should
                                                                                                                                                 , express no doubtful opinion
 long and vainly to prove that nitrate of soda is                 now, and could see the methods employed by
                                                                                                                        on these subjects.—W. D. Hoard.
 a cheap commercial fertilizer , because it furnishes             Yerkes and his fellow-manipulators of street rail-
nitrogen at a low price.                                          way stocks and bonds and corruptors of public of-
                                                                                                                           We have received the premium list of the North-
    Mr. Ward's argument is this: One hundred                      ficials , he might get some idea of the work being
                                                                                                                        ern Illinois Poultry association offering cash prizes
pounds of nitrate of soda costs $2.12. This contains              done today at Washington in the interests of "im-
                                                                                                                        and many specials on all varieties of fowls at the
sixteen pounds of nitrogen and thirty-six pounds                  perialism." But "fake" words, to use our friend's
                                                                                                                        annual show of the association to be held at Rock-
of soda, the remainder being impurities. Thirty-                  graphic phrase, will not fool the people for long.
                                                                                                                        ford , 111., December 26 to 31. Entries close Decem-
six pounds of soda worth 5 cents a pound is $1.80.                Such words as "patriotism," "manifest destiny," and
                                                                                                                        ber 24. B. N. Pierce and D. T. Heimlich will judge .
This leaves the cost of sixteen pounds of nitrogen                others, misapplied, may for a time fool some of
                                                                                                                        Special rates by express and for visitors have been
but 32 cents or 2 cents a pound. This is a very                  them part of the time, but will not fool anybody
                                                                                                                        secured. Catalogues will be sent on request being
pretty solution of the problem , the only mistake                very much longer.
                                                                                                                        made to H. S. Crandall, secretary.
being that the soda is assumed to be worth some-                     "Fooling the people " nowadays is an "industry "
thing as a plant food , which is a misstatement. Mr.             with a larger capitalization than any single trust        On the basis of the farm prices on December 1     ,
Ward assumes that soda and potash are identical                  or combine on earth possesses. It carries its tre-     the agricultural department figures place the 1898
in composition , which a very elementary knowledge               mendous schemes along by a taeit combination of        crop of corn and oats as worth $83,000,000 more
of chemistry would disprove. The difference is                   all the great trusts, combines and monopolies. It      than the crops of 1897. Statistician Hyde accredits
that that lies between the two metals, sodium and                works through the Democratic party, through the        this largely to the difference in prices. The corn
potassium. Nitrate of soda is composed of one                    Republican party, and our Populistic friends find      crop is a trifle larger than in 1897 and the average
part of sodium and three parts each of nitrogen                  that even they were not exempted from the machi- price per bushel is 2.4 cents higher, while the oats
and oxygen. Nitrate of potash is composed of one                 nations of this common foe of the people. It is in     crop is similarly a little larger than the 1897 and
part of potassium and three parts each of nitrogen               the church, and it has suppressed honest expression the prices were 4.4 cents higher.
and oxygen. The only difference in the two is that               by the public press. It is for imperialism or in-
one is based on sodium and the other on potassium,               sularism or provincialism or any other "ism" that         December 1the population of the United States was
a very material one when it comes to taking of                   will help it to take over the rights and privileges 75,194,000, according to the best obtainable data.
                                                           the Chicago & Great western road to enter the            mence to so deal in grain to any general extent
»0                                     .                   grain trade, and make its own rates of freight to        until about the ; year 18885; that the practice has

                                                                                                                    grown so rapidly that now and for two or three
I                                                          itself , as a grain merchant, as against the people
                                                           who -pay tariff rates. Or, to illustrate further: Sup-
                                                                                                                    years last past they are the principal buyers and
                                                                                                                    sellers on the Chicago market and upon the Chi-
 I           The Chicago Grain Trust                   | pose the collector of the port of New York should          cago board of trade; that by reason of the ad-
                       By S. H. Greeley                    engage in the tea, coffee or silk business, and pay      vantages they possess, and by reason of certain
 *                                                     *                                                            changes in the . grain trade, they have practically
 X              Member Chicago Board of Trade          •>
                                                        ?  no duty on his imports, but charge all the other         driven out of business the class of men who were
 4>                                                    ?   handlers of these goods full duty. And not only
                            ¦                                                                                       before they engaged in buying and shipping grain
 J[_                                    ;             I*   this, but should take upon himself the right to mix ,    on the Chicago ¦ market. And it is admitted that
                                                           sort, and manipulate in trade the silks, teas and        they have dealt in grain to the extent that they
                                                           coffees of the public. How long would competition        now own at least three-quarters of all the grain
                                                                                                                    stored in the public warehouses of the city of Chi-
         is not the purpose of this paper to discuss, with him exist, and especially when favored with a            cago, and it also appears by the evidence that they
IT     admit or deny the right or justice of private free custom house and special privileges from com-             are fast monopolizing the business of dealing in
       individuals or corporations to combine issues mon carriers when he shipped tjie goods?                       grain in the Chicago market
       to legally , and in the interests of public policy,                                                             "The defendant is created and licensed to carry
                                                                                     »                              on the specific business of a public warehouse and
conduct their business for more profit by suc'i               Inquiry will prove that competition for the crops     to use its property for that purpose. . . . Being li-
combination, but to declare that when public offi-         is already nearly extinct, arid that the trust at no     censed for one purpose, created by the constituion
cials, or corporations licensed by the people for a distant day will set its own price , not only for the           and the law for the specific business, is it not op-
certain specific purpose, violate the sacred duties grain sent to market, but force a value on that                 posed to public policy that this defendant should
                                                                                                                    carry on in competition with the general public
for which they were incorporated , and by that vio- much larger volume which remains unsold on the                  another and different business in which its inter-
lation enslave the labor of a continent, it is time farm.                                                           ests must necessarily be brought into conflict with
mankind turns its God-given right to liberty and              Two things must be done—educate and organize          its duties in exercising this 'sort of public of-
equality in commercial and social life , and insists the masses—tell the farmers what forces are at                 fice?' "
upon the enforcement of such measures as shall work to make their products sell under cost of pro-
effect radical changes. It is impossible intelligently duction, and force them to mortgage their farms.                "It is, however, contended that the warehouse-
                                                                                                                    man gets the grain because he pays more for it
to present the methods of operation of the Chicago Inform manufacturers why there is ho demand for                  than other bidders, that the constitution of the state
Grain trust in a few columns, but references are their goods, with millions of producers struggling                 requires the law passed in pursuance thereof to be
here made to important features of it, with ex- for a mere subsistence. Enlighten laborers as to                    construed 'in the interests of the producers,' there-
isting results, in the hope that some reader may the causes for their discharge in "dull times." Let                fore, it is to the interest of the producer that the
                                                                                                             .      warehouse be allowed to enter into the grain busi-
profit by a knowledge of them.                             farmers and laborers learn that their battles are        ness. No monopoly in grain dealing can operate
                              V                            the same, and that wheat in the 60's and 60's, corn      in the long run ' to the interest of the producer.
                                                                                                                    There is no truer maxim in economics than that
   The Chicago Public Warehouse Combination is under 30 cents, and oats around 20 cents in Chicago,                 'competition is the life of trade.' The warehouse-
made up of English, New York and Chicago capital, with ruinous rates of freight to be paid out of these             man may be able to pay more than outside ship-
and is supported by the western railroads entering figures, present a condition important to all—a dis-             pers or buyers until he has driven them out of the
                                                           ease known as "under consumption."                       market. When he has succeeded in so doing (and
Chicago. The object s of this trust are—                                                                            the evidence shows that that time has nearly ar-
   1 To act as agents of railroad interests to draw
     .                                                                               »                              rived) and he has practically no competition, then
grain to Chicago, thus preventing its diversion to            The underlying primary cause of depression in         the producer must suffer. The law should not be
any intermediate junction point to some other line, prices is a public official, acting as a private grain          so construed as to give the warehouseman the ' right
                                                                                                                    to use his privileges, his public business as a ware-
which might cut short the full freight for the dealer in a public warehouse, with the permission                    houseman, to crush out competition against him-
longest possible haul on the original road.                and co-operation of railroad companies.                  self as a dealer in grain.
   2. To mix, manipulate, sort and manufacture un-            Many of the causes of "hard tirdes" in recent            "It is also contended that every man has a right
told quantities of inferior grades of grain into those years arise from this alliance, and to sever it and          to trade in grain. This may be true as to every
                                                                                                                    individual, but if he is exercising a kind of public
improved grades which will apply "on contract" demand a change that will rectify the evils will                     employment and is licensed to carry on a business
under the rules of the board of trade, and sell them necessitate a public sentiment as strongly organ-              impressed with a public use, with certain duties
for future delivery. This grain is so manufactured ized , influential and determined as the trust.                  and privileges by reason of such license, the ques-
as to barely pass inspection in such improved                                                                       tion is 'Is it, or not, against public policy that
                                                              It should not be overlooked that public grain         he be permitted to use such public employment,
grades, the object being to make them as undesir- warehousemen are servants of the: people, licensed
                                                                                                                    such public business and such privileges to aid him
able as possible to the purchaser, in order to forec by the state, created by virtue of the necessities of          in carrying on in competition with the public an-
its continuance in the elevators, to accumulate stor- commerce, who, while authorized by law to act as              other and different business, and in such a way
age charges, rather than seek shipment and con- custodians only, usurp their duties, form a trust,                  as to create in himself a virtual monopoly of such
sumption.                                                                                                           latter business?' It appears to the. court that there
                                                           and year by year kill the interests of producers who     can be but one answer to the question, and that in
                                                           create them;                                             the affirmative."
    3. To block the natural flow of commerce, and             When it is clearly understood that they are the
hoard millions upon millions of bushels at market greatest factors -in the pits at the market centers,                 President Stickney of the Chicago Great Western
centers to depress prices; for being carriers of grain shaping values of crops annually of 3,500,000,000            railway touches upon this subject in the following
for storage, pending the time of future delivery, for of bushels, worth from one to two billions dollars,           words, taken from his book on the "Railway
which the products are sold, it is evident that the our farmers and laborers should open their eyes                 Problem:"
lower they can get the values of the crops, the less for light; and especially so, when the motto of the               "This unrestricted power to discriminate in the
the insurance, interest, and other charges necessary trust is, "the lower prices, the larger our profits."          matter of rates lodged in the hands of one man ,
                                                                                                                    the manager of say 5,000 miles of railway—should
to hold them, consequently the larger the profits. Who guards the farmer 's interests in the market,                never be lodged in the hands of any human being.
It might be stated also that the storage charges where to a large extent values are made'                           Under such conditions what business is safe ? The
always remain the same, not depreciating in pro-                                     U                              average business man feels strong enough and
portion to any decline in the value of the product.                                                                 acute enough to cope with his competitors, on equal
                                                              In 1896 in a civil suit before the circuit court,     terms, but here is a power he cannot compete with
This system of hoarding grain and selling for future                                                                and he cannot avoid. This power, like a govern-
                                                           Judge Tuley decided that a public warehouseman
delivery most seriously tends to drive away and dis-                                                                ment, has . authority to make tariffs and enforce
                                                           could not deal in grain. The trial before this emi-
courage investors, and buyers, who are the far-                                                                     their collection. It claims a right which no civi-
                                                           nent jurist was a most thorough investigation of         lized government claims, and no sovereign has
 mers' best support. It forces them to liquidate or
                                                           the legal rights of public servants, in the form of      dared to exercise for centuries, of rebating a por-
sell out to the trust when their securities are ex-                                                                 tion of its tariff and thus discriminating between
                                                           monopoly, to crush the very life blood out of
hausted by depression in the markets. The ware-                                                                     its subjects in the collection of its revenues. It
                                                           American producers.
house men then proceed to repeat the same game                                                                      is safe to say that if the congress of the United
                                                              This trust found it had no standing before an         States should enact a law which established on any
on a new set of buyers who are under the impres-
                                                           honest court, but emerging from a generally con-         commodity one impost duty for the city of New
sion that grain is a "good purchase," thus perpet-                                                                  York and a different duty for other cities, or one
                                                           ceded boodle legislature, to which they fled for
 uating an endless chain of forced "liquidations."                                                                  duty for one firm and another duty for another
                                                           protection , they now carry the flag of triumph and
This storage load also encourages professional bear                                                                 firm , no matter how slight the difference, the peo-
                                                           as It were, plant it on the very house-tops, as a        ple would resort to arms, if need be, rather than
 raiders , and bucket-shops, whose success is made
                                                           souvenir of their victory and the traitors who sold      submit."
possible to a large extent by the operations of the
                                                           out to them.                                                                        «
trust. These three gigantic interests, elevator and
                                                              No better illustration of the failure of our rep-        This warehouse and railroad alliance when un-
 railroad monopoly, bucket-shops, and bear raiders,
                                                           resentative system of government can be shown            derstood must rekindle in the breasts of the wealth-
thrive on low prices. Farmers, merchants, laborers
                                                            than this act of the last Illinois legislature. In      producers of this country the flame of that same
and all other suffer. •
                                                            the face of an able opinion by a learned and ef-        spirit of liberty which demands that we be released
                                                           ficient judge, pending the decision of a higher court,   from the bondage resulting from reduced values of
    4. To kill natural competition. It is quite gener- and fearful of its verdict, our representatives mis-         the products of the ground, low prices of labor,
ally believed that 75 to 95 per cent of the grain now represented the public by legalizing a system far             enforced idleness, and business liquidation made in-
 handled through these public warehouses sooner or more injurious to the welfare of the whole people,               evitable by the special rates and privileges granted
later becomes the property of the warehousemen. than that against which our forefathers fought in                   by common carriers to favored parties.
Being thus allied with the railroad interests, as ex- 1776. Human liberty was not consummated when                     A duty devolves upon the American people to
plained previously, they are shown special favor in Cornwallis surrendered his sword to Washington ,                learn "that loyalty to principle is higher than loy-
the matter of elevator facilities, in many cases with- or when protection to American seamen was guar-              alty to party, the first is a divine sentiment from
out charge, and while the original intention of the anteed in 1812, or when Lee bowed to Grant at                   God, the other a device of this earth." Loyalty to
 state law was that of simply a custodian of the Appomattox.                                                        principle will mean justice; justice will kill special
grain of the public, they now transcend that duty,            Judge Tuley fearlessly set forth his views on the     freight rates, and equal tariffs will annihilate
and compete with the public as merchandizes of rights of public warehousemen as grain dealers, as                   trusts; but equality and healthy competition will
the crops. The public pays full storage rates, prob- the following extracts will prove :                            never be realized until the people control the trusts,
ably the most excessive in the world, and the ware-           "The great weight of the evidence is to the effect    which involves government ownership of natural
housemen, none. It would be just as reasonable for that the warehousemen of Chicago did not com-                    monopolies.               i
                                             may not lead to the out-door employ- is true of about everything that is                         FACTS ABOUT HEALTH
           Agriculture                       ment of women.                                planted. Good and bad are planted
                                                 In passing it. may be said that in Ne- without selection and crops run out.              ,t is Easy to Keep Well if We Know
                                             braska, where sugar beets are grown,            If as much care were taken in select-          How — Some of the Conditions Neces-
• The Expansion Farmers Need                 female domestics leave their places for ing all seeds as is given to the selection             sary to Perfect Health.
                                             the beet fields , preferring that work to of seed corn it would be a matter of
' In the course of his annual address        housework, and that much of the labor some millions of dollars on the right                     The importance of maintaining good
at the Farmers' National congress ex-        may be done by children at a time when side of the account of the farms of this health ij easily understood , and it is
Governor Hoard gave utterance to             the schools are not in session.               country.                                       really a simple matter if we take a cor-
some ideas on expansion that should be           Prof. Smith warns farmers that they                                                     rect view of the conditions required.
given thoughtful consideration. We re-       cannot grow beets after beets, as dis-                                                       In perfect health the stomach promptly
print a' portion of his remarks in this      ease follows such a course. Beets must                   Wisconsin Potatoes                  digests food. The blood is employed to
connection:                                  be but one out of each three crops on           Central Wisconsin is one of the great-       carry nourishment to the organs, nerves,
   "Our young men flee to the towns and      the land. It requires the beets from est potato growing sections of our coun-                muscles and tissues which need it.
cities because we have educated them to      3,000. acres to supply a factory, so it is try, not only producing large quanti-
do so. Nearly every European country         necessary to have     'from 9,000 to 12,000 ties of this valuable food crop, but its The first great essential for good health ,
                                                                                                                                          therefore, is pure, rich blood. No medi-
is putting forth strenuous efforts to stop   acres of beet land accessible to the fac- product stands at the head both in qual-
this tendency by teaching the elements       tory before a supply can be provided ity and appearance.                                    cine has such a record of cures as Hood's
of scientific agriculture in the common      for every year. In Michigan the success         L. H. Bead, superintendent of the Riv- Sarsaparilla and it is because it is the one
schools. A great host of farmers who         of the new industry is considered es- erdale Seed Farm of Grand Rapids, Wis., true blood purifier. Hundreds of people
were deprived of such teaching now find      tablished.                                   and vice president of the Central Wis- are alive and well today who would have
themselves barred from an understand-                                                     consin Potato Growers' Association, is in      been in their graves had they not taken
ing of much of agricultural literature.                                                   attendance at the meeting of the Ohio          Hood's Sarsaparilla. It is depended upon
As a consequence they turn away from                 The Farmer's Tool Chest              State Horticultural society at Euclid, as a family medicine by thousands.
the agricultural college, the bulletin of        The farmer who does not have a tool Ohio, this week, where he will show 225
the experiment station and the farm          chest fitted out with a good supply of varieties of potatoes grown in Wood                   H/\rwl' S rjjii are the only wills to take
                                                                                                                                          nOOQ rlHS w itn Hooa>g Sargapari i|a>
paper, that is really worth anything to      the tools most used is at a great disad- county. These will consist of 100 new
them.                                        vantage. Many times a break may be varieties grown from seed the past sea-
   "Heretofore our vision has been di-       repaired if the tools are at hand that son, thirty-five two-year-old seedlings field took him up, and it was agreed that
rected almost wholly to the price we         would have required a trip to town, the and ten three-year-olds and eighty they should go through the field , count-
were to receive for our products. The        loss of the time and the paying for the standard sorts.                                   ing the missing hills and the missing
present tide of evolution bears us in        repairing, all of which might have been         This is undoubtedly one of the finest stalks in all hills that had less than
another direction. We cannot control         saved. It is not necessary for a farmer displays of potatoes ever made. The three stalks, and estimate the field by
prices; the market end of the question       to have an elaborate kit of tools for his originating and growing of new varie- the result. Although the stand of corn
is beyond the individual reach of modi-      purpose, but those bought should be ties of potatoes is a leading specialty of was probably the best in the country,
fication of the farmer. What can we          good ones. Nothing costs so much as Mr. Read's and over a thousand seed- there was lacking eleven and a half per
do, what must we do to increase his          cheap tools. They cannot be depended lings are grown each year. It is com- cent to make the stand perfect. The
profit , for on that hangs his prosperity.   on and never keep sharp very long at monly thought that seedling potatoes field is husking out 150 baskets to the
This must he do:                             a time.                                      are small things the first year, but in acre. If the stand had been perfect, it
   "He must realize that he is no longer         Tools should be kept where they can this collection there are many tubers would have produced nearly 170 baskets,
a crude producer; he is a manufacturer.      be found when wanted. A good many weighing from eight to thirteen ounces at the same cost of planting and work-
He must invoke science, invention , bet-     times it is a little trouble to replace each.                                             ing.—The Farmer.
ter system, more thorough organization       a tool that has been used, but the time         One seedling produced twenty-five                                 * * *
among his fellow farmers, more ex-           lost in putting it in its place will be marketable tubers, the entire hill weigh-            Young farmers, too, should get over
haustive study of the underlying prin-       regained in being able to find it without ing nine pounds. This undoubtedly is the idea that they must either remain
ciple of his business, improve methods,      stopping to remember where it was left , the greatest record ever made in seed- hired hands or renters or else have
everything that he can lay hold of , to      the next time it is needed.                  ling production.                             enough money to buy a big farm. Men
contribute to a reduction of the «ost of         The farmer 's tool chest should con-        Mr. Read will also give an address on in other walks of life have to begin
production.                       ,          tain a square, a try-square, a handsaw, "Plant Breeding and the Originating of in a small way on their own account,
    "The world declares that it will have    several chisels, a brace and set of bitts, New Varieties," which will be given to and why should the young farmer hes-
cheap food and clothing, for such is         a screw-driver, a scratch awl , two or readers of The Farmers Voice in a later itate to do so. The chances are that
the human order of our civilization . The    three planes, a level, a hand ax, a draw issue.                                           if he buys what perhaps seems to him
American farmer is in the forefront of       shave and a good claw hammer.                                                             to be a very small place, and puts all
a merciless competition, for from the            If to these we add a clamp and a few                                                  his labor on it so as to cultivate it a
soil must come primarily all food and        drills and files of several sizes there           Why Hay Is a Popular Crop               good deal better than the average
                                                                                                                                       about him , he. will have more money
clothing. He must furnish as good as         is hardly a break, that may not be tem-
the best, or he will lose the market.         porarily repaired without calling in the mer a venerableup in Canada last sum- and will have had more happiness than
                                                                                             While I was
                                                                                                              inhabitant told me the                                                years
 He must do this at a living cost and         help of a mechanic, With tools to work reason why the farmers of the dominion content at the end of tenon a larger    started
keep up the fertility of the soil, or he     with, gates may be made during rainy raise so much hay, writes W. S. Curtis if he could have Indicator.
and his farm will both perish by the          days, buildings put-up and other odd in the Chicago                                      scale.—Live Stock
way. It costs more to live, educate his      jobs accomplished at times when no two or three centuries       Record. He said that
 children and be a man among men than         other work calls for    attention .                                     ago tithes were                ALL ABOUT THE FARM
                                                                                          imposed for the benefit of the
it did his father 50 years ago. He must          With a set of tools to work with the upon all agricultural products, church               —A correspondent in the New En-
put more thought into this question of        boys will become skilful in handling list was made                               and a gland Homestead has an excellent as
the cost of production. This is his end                                                                                  The farmers
                                             them and develop whatever mechanical were compelled of them.the priests one well as a humane way for the relief of
                                                                                                             to give
 of the proposition , the farm end , the      genius they may possess and be better bushel in twenty-six                                choking cattle, and he thus describes
 only end within his control. Hereto-        prepared to save pennies and dimes lat- produced, whether it of everything they it: "When the animal becomes choked
                                                                                                                    was apples, pota- I find the obstruction by feeling along
 fore the , cry has been more land , until    er in life. .                               toes,
 the farm has become bigger than the             There is no way that $10 .can be spent other wheat, corn, onions, turnips or any the throat with one hand, and in nine
                                                                                                 grain or
 farmer. This makes expensive farming.        to better   advantage than in the pur- that grows was vegetable. Everything cases out of ten it is found in the gulr
                                                                                                              on the
 The necessities of the hour say, make        chase of a set of tools for use at home. which for some reason list except hay, let. With the thumb and fingers the
 the farmer bigger than the farm. To                                                                                  was omitted, he                             forced out the way it
 keep two acres, or two animals, or two                                                   doesn't know why. Perhaps it was a obstacle can be
                                                                                                                                        went in, and generally the animal is
 machines, or two men to do the work                       Improving Seeds                mistake, but it is more likely the hay ready to assist in the removal. A few
                                                                                          crop was so insignificant'
 of one, is wasteful farming.                    The Illinois Corn Growers' associa- that it was overlooked. in those times years ago I had a heifer that was chok-
    "Our ability to retain the markets of                                                                               In
                                             tion has adopted a standard for an ear Canada passed from French 1764, when ed with apples every few days, and in
                                                                                                                            to British every instance I removed them in this
 the world depends almost entirely upon      of corn. This standard says a perfect rule, the tithing law was confirmed
 our economic skill.      Our talk about     ear of corn should be      10% inches long ratified by the treaty,                    and way without difficulty or danger of in-
 cheap land has, I fear , cheapened our      and 1% in circumference, and should force until this day inand continues in juring the animal. I think anything
                                                                                                                      the province of which an animal gets in its throat and
 thought and our estimate of what is         yield 90 per cent of grain by weight.
 involved. Expansion in acres, or in          The ear should be cylindrical in form Quebec and wherever the Catholic cannot get down in the , natural way
 national possessions will not help us.       and carry its size the entire length , ex : Church is strong. Therefore, to escape should not be punched or pushed down,
 The expansion, of the brain, skill and       cept near the point, where it should tithes the farmers raise hay.                        thereby endangering its life.
 judgment of the farmer will help;!'         taper slightl y, and it should be well                                                        —A large share of the 1               ,000,000 worth
                                              filled at both ends.                            What the Other Fellow Thinks of American corn that now goes weekly
      Sugar Beets in Michigan                    Did it ever occur to you that corn is                                                  to Europe is for the German farmer.
                                              the one crop in this country which is          The cool nights remind us of the cer- For the past two years the German
  In a recent number of the Michigan          constan tly improving in yield and ap- tain approach of winter and the neces- farmer has been learning how to feed
Farmer, C. D. Smith, director of the          pearance? If you haven't thought of it, sity of preparing for it. So many things this corn to his stock. It is estimated
Michigan Experiment station, makes            it will probably be a very easy matter need be done that one sometimes be- that there will be a yearly market for
some statements concerning the future         to persuade you to agree that seed corn comes bewildered and discouraged over 150,000,000 bushels of American corn for
of sugar-beet growing that are pertinent      is selected with more care than any the prospect of unfinished work as to sit this purpose in the German agricultural
to other Western states, and especially
               ¦                              other seed planted on a farm. The man down in helpless perplexity. This will districts alone. Previously the German
to Illinois. '" • '. '                        who would go into his crib and shovel never do. The proper thing is to wake farmers had fed oats, Russian barley
   Prof. Smith asserts that the Bay City      up the corn and run it through a sheller up and hustle after the first job which and other cheap imported grains. Their
factory will make 7,500,000 pounds of         for seed is hardly to be found in this is in sight. One task finished the next own land is too valuable to permit them
sugar thjs year and call ori the state for    country. So common is the practice of is more easily tackled and completed. to grow feed.
$75,000 bounty due by the action of the       selecting the best and largest ears for Routine work is like plowing. Who
bounty law. It will be seen by this that      seed that it may be said to be universal. has not stood more or less appalled,
the bounty alone will be a pretty good        This course pursued year after year has when coming to a field prepared to be-
income on the investment at Bay City.         brought a constant increase in the yield gin turning that portion of the world SEND ONE D O LLAR .^taCfefe fii
It is probable that three factories will      and quality, of the corn produced in this upside down, at the magnitude of the Cutthisad.outandsendto i^^^^HJ                             lff^^S^
be, running next year , and these will        country.                                     task, when realizing that a strip only thisFatmlngMlllbyfreight , |ffl fi™7ffffl r ITMF!'
draw from the state treasury more than            With wheat , oats,  potatoes and other a few inches in width is turned over at
$220,000 in the way of bounties. These        farm crops quite a dinerent course in each round? Yet when noon or night freight depotand If found ^^M^^BiKa ^Mly'
                                                                                                                                         perfectly satisfactory and ^
three factories will probably pay out to      selecting seed is common. The grains comes we look back with gratification equal to Vanning Mills Uiat retail TSSfejflsJsBSHn  H|^fia MBF3         W
farmers in excess of $432,000 for beets,       are scooped into bags just as they run at the wide strip to our credit. As one freight agent $25.00, pay the HBWIkBfPJW -
                                                                                                                                         at $20.00 to
                                                                                                                                                         Our Special Price, HJ^HWlMBJU
besides the amount they will pay in the       from the machine and sown without re- furrow after another follows the perse- *9.00 1 less the              tjuw, of $8.90 ^ ¦   ^ ¦     J
                                                                                                                                         and freight charges. The mill weigh* 120 pounds, and
way of wages.                                  gard to quality. The man who runs his vering plowman, so are the details of the freight will be about 70 cents for 500 miles, greateror
   SO far- the business of raising sugar       seed wheat or oats through a common farm work completed at the hands ¦horOr distances In proportion. EVERY more IS COVERED BY
                                                                                                                                          A BINDING GUARANTEE; more wind ,
                                                                                                                                                                                       shake, carries
beets promises to be very profitable in        fanning mill is rare, and the one who of persistent and painstaking workmen. more screen ana willdo moreWill separate\v6rk thanfrom
                                                                                                                                                                          and better
                                                                                                                                                                                       wild seed
Michigan. This year the profits ran            takes any pains to select the largest and —Farm, Stock and Home.                          mill you can buy for 620.00.
                                                                                                                                         wheat In one operation, will separate the foul seeds, such as
from $15 to $30 an acre, after allowing        plumpest grains for seed is almost un-                        * * *                       mustard, pigeon grass, etc., from flax on once going
                                                                                                                                                       mill U Is perfect cleaner of clorer and tim-
$6 an acre for rent. The highest profits       known.                                         In early September, a neighbor was through theof the veryabest material. We furnish with
                                                                                                                                         othy. Made
were made where women and children              - With potatoes it is usually what is       bragging about the fine stand of corn It one wire wheat hurdle,oat sieve andwheat screens,
                                                                                                                                          wheat grader, corn and
                                                                                                                                                                        three sieves,
                                                                                                                                                                                        barley sieve.
could be hired at 65. to 75 cents a day.       left in the spring that are used for seed in his field. Another neighbor bet him Capacity, AGlKwhelsperhour. $9.901»<ttirttpeclaUtfer price*
                                                                                                                                                       Wrltefor free Agricultural Implement Catalogue*
prof. Smith expresses a hope that the          without regard to shape , number of          a hat . that the field lacked ten per cent Order atODCe* SEARS, ROEBUCK & CO. (mo.) CHICAGO,'
                                                                                                                                            ¦Address,                                           !
 expansion of- the sugar beet Industry         eyes or any other desirable quality. This of a perfect stand. The owner of the               (Sew, Rortort*to, ut th«iw|hl; nUtUe.—B41U>r>)
                                             on the farm on account of health and         on which both sides agreed perfectly                                            "
   Garden and Orchard                        economy.
                                                 A. H. Gaston of Harvey had a paper
                                                                                         was that making a dust mulch by thor-
                                                                                          ough cultivation is the best form of
                                                                                                                                                      and flavor of fruits,
                                              advocating the growing of fruits and       mulching.                                              size, quality and ap-
   Northern Illinois Horticulturists         nuts along the public highways that             Miller Purvis talked of "The Vegeta-                pearance of vegetables,
                                              precipitated a discussion on the Amer-      ble Garden" and the number of ques-
   The annual meeting of the Horticul-
 tural Society of Northern • Illinois at
                                              ican small boy which almost ran the        tions brought out showed the interest           weight and plumpness of grain ,
                                             session off the track as far as horticul-   the subject elicited.
 Galva' Tuesday and Wednesday of this
 week was a most enjoyable one, al-
                                              ture was concerned. Mr. Gaston advo-           Dr. S. A. Humphrey of Galesburg read        are all produced by Potash.
                                             cates macadamized roads lined with          a very elaborate paper showing the ef-

 though the . attendance was the small-      fruit and nut trees under the supervis-     fect bacteria has on the horticulturists,
 est for. several years. This does not       ion of a commission, the fruit and nuts     both for good and evil. This ended the
 mean that the horticulturists were re-       to be sold and the proceeds applied to     program for the first day.
 miss in the matter, but the farmers         keeping the roads in repair. Some one           Wednesday a memorial service was
 about Galva seemed very indifferent and      asserted that such trees would be de-      the first thing in order, when eulogies
 did not attend as is usually the case        stroyed by boys and such a plan im-        on Edwards, Galusha and Whitney, ven-
 when this society holds its meetings.
 The small attendance may be account-
                                              possible. This led several "boys" of       erable members who have died since the          properly combined with Phos-
                                             mature age to come to the defense of        meeting of last year, were pronounced.
 ed for by the fact that the county farm-
 ers' institute began Thursday and the
                                             their younger brethren , and a member       Mr. Whitney was the originator of the           phoric Acid and Nitrogen, and
                                             related how several years ago a few in      Whitney No. 20 apple and from timber
 farmers, not having time to attend          his school district determined to plant     trees planted by him on his farm in             liberally applied, will improve
 both meetings, preferred to wait for the    trees in the school yard. They were         Ogle county lumber was sawed with
 institute. It has been the invariable       told the soil was not the proper kind       which a complete wagon was made for             every soil and increase y ield
 experience that it is impossible to hold
 two meetings of this kind in the same
                                             to grow trees in and that the school
                                             children would destroy the trees, but
                                                                                         exhibition at the World's Fair. This
                                                                                         wagon was made up of more than twen-
                                                                                                                                         and quality of any crop.
 place during one week without inter-        they persisted in setting them out, with    ty different varieties of lumber and
 fering with the attendance upon one                                                                                                       Write and get Free our pamphlets, whi ch
                                             the result that every one lived and the     showed what a wealth of timber Illi-            tell how to buy and use fertilizers with
 of them.                                    children never injured one of them; and     nois might have had if forestry had
   The meeting was a most successful         now they have a beautiful grove around      been given attention in early days.
                                                                                                                                         greatest economy and profit.
 one as far as enthusiasm, interest and      their school house, an ornament to the          "Peaches and Pears," by J. Friend ,                       GERflAN KALI WORKS,
 value are concerned, and the papers         country and the pride of the neighbor-      Nekoma , and "Spraying, When, How                                  93 Nassau St., New York.
 presented were of a high order. In this     hood. This led to the remark that the       and Why," by A. W. Bryant, Prince-
 connection we shall merely refer to         boys in that district must be of a dif-     ton, will be given in full in a future
 some of them, as they will appear in        ferent kind and a young fellow in the       number of the Farmers Voice.                   to the acre, and super-phosphate, 300
 these columns later in their original       back of the room suggested that the             The paper by H. A. Aldrich of Neoga,       pounds to the acre, should be used every
 form or as very full reports from the       parents were of a different kind.           "Lessons Gleaned from an Old Or-               year. Wood ashes is a fair substitute
 notes of our representative. Presiden t        Under the head of "Mulching and its      chard ," is deserving of fuller mention        for the muriate of potash.
 B. S. Hoxie of the Wisconsin Forestry       Advantages," a general discussion of        than can be given in this connection.            Nitrogen can be furnished fruit trees
 association and R. S. Mackintosh of the     the subject was taken up. President         We shall give it complete later. The           by plowing under crops of clover or cow
 Minnesota college of agriculture were       Hartwell and Mr. Friend agreed that         fact that Mr. Aldrich produced five car-       peas.
in attendance and added to the interest      strawberries needed but a very light        loads of apples during the past season           The farmer who deprives himself of
 of the sessions.                            mulch, while Dr. Humphreys of Gales-        shows that he knows how to grow ap-            fruit is deliberately shortening his days
   The address of President J. L. Hart-      burg declared he believed in a very         ples. Apples in his neighborhood were          and cutting off his enjoyment of life, be-
 well was an enthusiastic one. He said       heav y mulch in order to keep the plants    a complete failure except in his orchard ,     sides assuming the responsibility of pos-
 he had been filled with enthusiasm ever     dormant as long as possible in the          and his crop sold for $1 a bushel lri          sible suffering and illness on the part
since he visited the Minnesota Horticul-     spring to escape late frosts. Mr. Friend    bulk. Any one having an old orchard            of his family.
tural society a short time since. He         said he wanted his plants to" start         should read what Mr. Aldrich does with
praised the enterprise of Minnesota          early, as we usually have dry weather       his own.
horticulturists, saying they were the        at the end of the strawberry season,          , In the discussion of shelter belts ar-             Keep the Orchard Young
 most earnest body of men he, ever had       and he preferred to lose a few of the       guments for and against were brought              Sometimes there are good reasons
met. It is nothing remarkable for one        earlier berries from a late frost to hav-   forward with a tendency to condemn             why it will be best to plant out a new
man to exhibit one hundred new varie-        ing the dry weather catch him in the        them. Mr. Johnson of Warsaw said his           young orchard in the same place where
ties of apples of his own originating and    midst of the ripening season and reduce     best orchard is on the bluffs of the           the old one grew, but this is the excep-
hundreds of new varieties are constant-      the supply in that way.                     Mississippi river opposite the mouth of        tion rather than the rule. Generally an
ly being brought to public attention. He        Mr. Hoxie said 0. C. Gregg, director     the Des Moines, exposed without pro-           old orchard will have used up a good
pointed out the fact that northern Illi-     of Minnesota institutes, has "a platf for   tection of any kind to the fierce north-       per cent of the available elements of
nois, with many ' advantages over Min-       growing strawberries on a farm that         west winds and yet it bears the largest        tree growth in the soil, and while a rich
nesota, had produced but very few va-        makes them safe from frost. This is         crops of good apples of any of his or-         soil is not absolutely necessary for tree
rieties of apples that were worth cul-       to plant the berries in rows six pr         chards. R. S. Mackintosh of Minnesota          growth, it is very essential to the
tivating. ' Mr. Hartwell asserted at first   eight feet apart and heap straw be-         said they had concluded in his state that      growth and maturity of a fine crop of
that not a single new variety had orig-      tween these rows as high as he can          shelter-belt trees should not be too           fruit.
inated in northern Illinois, but was re-     without covering the plants in the rows.    close to the orchard trees. Where some           Another good reason for not planting
minded that the Salome, the Winkler          Whenever there is any danger of frost       distance intervenes they think them a          the new orchard on the site of the old
and Whitney's No. 20, with one or two        he spreads the straw over the plants,       good thing.                                    one is that in nearly all cases it will be
others, were originated in this section.     removing it as soon as the weather              James T. Johnson of Warsaw, a man          found good economy to plant out the
   On the table were twenty-five varie-      moderates again. This saves all dan-        of two and seventy years, who has just         new orchard before the old one has
ties of winter apples native to Minne-       ger from late frost and the straw left      added a thousand trees to his already          failed sufficiently to make it advisable
sota, all of which were of good quality      to rot during the summer makes a good       extensive orchards , read an excellent         to grub out entirely. In order to mauir
and worth cultivating.                       fertilizer for the plants. This of course   paper on "The Future Outlook for the           tain a full supply of fruit a young or-
   Much of President Hartwell's work in      is not applicable to commercial berry-      Apple." In this he incidentally ran            chard should be planted in time to com-
life has been in the school room, al-        growing, but for a few rods of berries      against some of the theories of Mr. Aid-       mence bearing by the time the old one
though his taste for horticulture took       is a perfect plan.                          rich , and we will give the two papers         commences to fail seriously.
 him out of school work, but his habit          There was a wide difference of opin-     at the same time, pointing out how two            A still better plan for the family sup-
of thought is along educational lines,       ion as to the benefits derived from         different methods may each be,perfect-         ply of fruit is to set out some trees, if
and he voiced some impressions that          using any mulching material around          ly successful. Mr. Johnson stated that         not every year, at least every two. In
are worth serious consideration by all       fruits and plants. One side favored         in 1897 his apples sold for more than          this way the expense of securing the
who are engaged in rural pursuits. He        mulching in order to conserve the mois-     the land on which they were produced           trees is small each year instead of being
asserted that the habit of thought of        ture in the soil and the other asserted     was worth and in 1896 the apple crop           a considerable sum, as will often be the
any man is fixed for life by the time        that a mulch prevents the small rains       was sold for more than twice as much           case when anything like a full orchard
he arrives at twenty years of age. This      from reaching the, soil. A compromise       as the land on which they grew was             must be planted , while but little time
being true, the work of our schools                                                      worth. He very pertinently asked why           is required to set out and care for a
should not be such as to train men and                                                                                                  few trees, so that this care will not
                                                                                         he should not continue . to set out or-        interfere with other farm work. Next
women to think of any and every other                                                    chards, even if he was two years beyond
profession except farming, fruit grow-                                                                                                  to a good garden the orchard is the
                                                                                         the allotted three score and ten.              most profitable patch of the farm , and
ing and other occupations connected                                                          The election of officers resulted in the
therewith. Our children are now sent                                                                                                    should always receive good attention .

                                              \ How 308                            \
                                                                                         re-election of J. L. Hartwell for presi-       But to make the most out of it care
to school and taught many things but                                                     dent. Dwight Herrick begged- off from
nothing that tends to keep them in the                                                                                                  must be taken not only in the selection
                                                                                         serving as secretary another year , but
                                              I People                            .!
country. He presented a strong plea                                                                                                     of the varieties, but in the planting out
                                                                                         was put in nomination , as was also A.         as well , to maintain a full supply for the
for teaching horticulture and the ele-                                                   W. Bryant of Princeton. The ballot re-
ments of agriculture m the common                                                                                                       longest part of the season .
schools. If the educational scheme of         [ Won their college                  (     sulted in an even vote, which Mr. Her-
                                                                                         rick changed to a majority of one for
                                                                                                                                           Eldon , Mo.           N. J. Shepherd. .
the country school is continued the
children that follow us will not be edu-      \ course and edu-                    <     Mr. Bryant. For treasurer the vener-
                                              \ cation in music                    <     able L. Wopdard of Marengo was re-                        THE ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF
cated to the purpose that will make                                                      elected, this being his thirty-second

                                                                                                                                        Osteopathy ,
for their best interests. He predicted
that before children now in arms saw
                                              ) without expense,                   i     election to this office, his term repre-
                                              1                                    1     senting the length of the life of the so-
the time when their children should be                                                   ciety.
ready for school there would be a radi-              '                             {

                                              > To Any       \
cal change in the rural schools and next      >
to every country school house would be                                                                Orchard Hints                                SURGERY AND MEDICINE. .
                                              \ College
a little experimental farm of from one
to four acres, where the pupils would                        \                              It should be remembered that orch-
be taught practical agriculture and hor-
                                              ; Without Cost ;                           ards need cultivation as much as any             T D» only Institution of the kind erer establishes:. Os-
                                                                                                                                        teopathic course covers two years. Osteopathic and
ticulture,, an4 that teachers would be                                                   crop.                                          Medical conns combined, four rears. Physicians'
examined in ' agriculture and horticul-                                                     An orchard in sod is rarely a profita-      post-graduate coarse, six months.
                                              ¦                                                                                           Students may enter Sept. 1st, Dee. 1st, March 1st,
ture when qualifying for position. Any
one who . has ever visited Mr. Hartwell's          A 48-page illus-                !     ble one. The land should be plowed ear-
                                                                                         ly, cultivated often and sown to rye to
                                                                                                                                        Jane 1st. By special arrangements ean enter at any
beautiful home at "Five Oaks," near           »    trated pa mfhlet,               '     be plowed under the next spring. As a
                                                                                                                                          Preparatory course to nt students for entrance re-
Dixon, would know that the remarks he
made about his own success in horti-
                                              !    willbemailedfree                |     rule a crop grown on ' orchard land takes
                                                                                         its full value out of the fruit crop.
                                                                                                                                          WE ARE IN THE CENTER OF THE WORLD.
culture were very modest.                          to any girl send-               \        Take as good care of the orchard dur-         Hare yon read Ople Read's article on Osteopathy!
   A. J. Sweezy of Rockford was not
present on account of illness, but his
                                              1    ingher akdress to               <     ing off years as during fruiting years.
                                                                                            Cultivation , fertilization and spraying
                                                                                                                                        A new message from this famous, blg-bearied author
                                                                                                                                        has created national Interest In this new science oi
                                                                                                                                        drugless healing.
paper on "Shall Farmers Grow Small                                                                                                        We treat all ailments successfully. The only Osteo-
                                              1   The Curtis Publishing Company    '     will save many a run-down orchard.             Jiatblo College that requires of its students,- actual
Fruits?" was read by the secretary and        I         Philadelphia, Pa.          (        Orchards should be liberally fertilized      ndlrldflat dissection.
highly commended. Mr. Sweezy put                                                                                                          Send stamp for catalogue, Illustrated treatise and
                                                                                         and stable manure is not the best fer-         Ople Read's article. Address
forth some strong arguments for fruits                                                   tilizer. Muriate of potash, 500 pounds         "• .P. KE RR , Secretary, 167 Dearborn St, CHICAGO.
                                               raised in the same herd, vary greatly in      times should have nature's coat to keep
    live Stock'and Dairy                       their power to make an economic use of
                                                                                             it warm and healthy.
                                                                                                "Don't put your horse away without               Horse Owners! Use
                                                 The cost of production is greatest in       examining-seat of collar and the seat of                             ^k               GOMBAULT'S

                                                                                                                                                  4 *Caustic
       Studies in Milk Secretion               two-year-olds and decreases gradually        the pad. Should there be any soreness
   , Under the above title Henry H. Wing
                                               up to four years, after which there is
                                               but little variation.
                                                                                            at these places have the collar and pad
                                                                                            repaired .                                             M
 and Leroy Anderson of Cornell Experi-           When the milking is done at noon              "Don't let your horse be underfed dur-
 ment station publish a bulletin which         the milk is richer than when drawn in         ing cold weather, for the animal heat
 will make a very interesting study for        the morning or at night, and milk            can only be maintained by nutritious,
 dairymen, It details very minutely the        drawn at midnight is poorest in butter        hydro-carbonaceous food.                             ^VHHaaBLF Safe gpitdf Ml rultiii Cor*
                                                                                                                                                   The Safest, Best BLISTER ever used. Takes
 results arrived at in a large number of       fat. There are exceptions to this rule,         "Don't put a horse away after having              the place of an nulments for nflld or severe action.
 tests of Holstein-Friesian cows which         but they are comparatively few.              been out in the snow until its legs are              Bemores aU Bunches or Blemishes from Horse*
                                                                                                                                                 and Cattle. SUPERSEDES ALL CAUTERY
 were entered! for advanced registry by                                                     rubbed dry and wrapped with woolen                   OR FIRINO. Imvoiitatf o tmJmicmordmZi
 brGfidcrs                                                                                  bandages. This will prevent scratches.                 Every bottle sold is warranted to give satlsf action
      When the bulletin is so complicated as     An Important Part of Dairying                 "Don't let your horse go out in the
                                                                                                                                                 Price $1.50 per bottle. Bold by druggists/or
                                                                                                                                                 sent by express,charges paid,with fall direottpnl
 to make it hard to give an intelligent                                                     snow without dressing its legs, espe-                for It* use. Bend for descriptive circulars,'
                                                  "The fellows who run the dairy asso-                                                           mH LAWBaNOBWriijIAM8C0^1evetand «|
 resume in the space of a newspaper             ciations and print the dairy papers seem    cially the heels, with vaseline, which
 article it is very easily understood by        to neglect one of the machines dairymen     will prevent these parts from becoming
 anyone who will carefully study the            use and one of the most important of        chilly.
 tables given.
     We can here refer to hut a few salient
                                                them," said an old dairy farmer, as he
                                                waited for his skimmilk.
                                                                                               "Don't leave standing on the
                                                                                            street without being covered with a                            pOUSE's
 points , which will indicate the value of
 the bulletin to anyone who is inter-
                                                  "What machine is that?" asked the
                                               man spoken to, who belonged to the par-
                                                                                            heavy woolen blanket which actually
                                                                                            covers the body and chest.                                            ^
 ested in the study of milk secretion and      ty accused. We pay a great deal of at-          "Don't put your horse away at night
 desires to become posted on that matter.       tention to separators, aerators, milk       without examining the feet. A nail may

                                                                                                                                                 W &W& sS W-
 In making these tests each cow was fed         vats, churns, workers and tubs, and I       have been picked up or a stone wedged
 and milked in the presence of an in-           don't remember many more machines           in the cleft of the frog of the foot,
 spector furnished by the experiment sta-      that are intimately mixed up with dairy-     which, being removed at once, will save
 tion, and the milk was weighed and the         ing unless it be the cows, and I'm sure     serious trouble.

                                                                                                                                                         O PECI FIL
 percentage of fat determined by the in-       we talk enough about them. "                    "Don't allow your draught horses and
 spector , the Babcock tester being used.                                                   mules to travel on the city pavements
                                                  "It's been so long since I saw a word
 According to the rule adopted by the          in print about the milking machine that
                                                                                            during frosty weather unless their shoes
 Holstein-Friesian association, eight-                                                      have been roughed. It will save many
 tenths of a pound of fat is considered        I've forgotten when it was," asserted the
                                                                                            an accident.                                         iBos ol tills MedicineSKSSfflfflE
 equivalent to a pound of butter. That                                                         "Don't feed dirt with your oats and               81.00—sufficient to thoroughly test Its effi-
                                                  "Oh, they are not common enough to                                                             ciency, will he sent upon application, into any
 is, eight pounds of butter fat as shown        require very much space," was the re-
                                                                                            corn. The feed should always be sifted.              vicinity where it has not already been intro-
 by the tester is to be counted as ten                                                      If you haven't a sieve in your stable                duced, guaranteed to give satisfaction or it
 pounds of butter. The Asscciation of          ply.                                         buy one, and thus save your horse from               need not be paid for.
                                                  "I wasn't referring to the milking ma-                                                           Costs but 50 cents per head a year to feed it
 American Agricultural Colleges and Ex-                                                     being liable to have concretions, called             regularly once a month. It produces new life
 periment Stations has fixed on .85 5-7 of     chines that are turned like a grindstone     calculi, form in the stomach and by ob-              and strength and removes the real cause which
 a pound of butter fat as the equivalent       or work like a suction pump," said the       structing the bowels end the animal's                is so rapidly destroying the health and consti-
                                               dairyman. "I was thinking of the man                                                              tution of hogs.             Address
 of a pound of butter. If this rule is                                                      life.
 followed, take the amount of butter fat       who does the milking. We hear all               "Don't allow the shoes to remain on               Pi»»e.ttht.         THE S. A, ROUSE COMPANY
 indicated by the tester and add one-          about having the stables swept and gar-      the horse's feet longer than a month on              out and sand It 51               98 La Salle Ave.
 sixth of the amount to itself and the         nished and the milk protected from con-      any account , if you wish to preserve the                                                CHI CAGO, ILL
                                               tamination from dust in the air and all                                                           to us Till your address.
 result will be the number of pounds of                                                     economy of the foot."
 butter in 100 pounds of milk.                 that sort of thing, but it isn't once in
     The bulletin details 210 separate tests   a year that we see a word about the
                                                                                              The Merchants' association of New
 of cows ranging from two-year-olds to         kind of a man that should do the milk-       York has begun a war on the express
 full-age cows, or those past five years.      ing. I tell you a good milker is a treas-    companies to induce them to reduce
                                                                                                                                                 PEACE.                         Ife.
 All tests were seven full days and the        ure. I'd rather give a good man double       their exorbitant charges.                            PROSPERITY, m V
                                                                                                                                                  Sow is the time to send for a  HRKK
 amounts given in every case except in         wages than to keep a poor one for his                                                                        desci Iptlon of the         LKillfllaV

                                               work. It makes all the difference in the
                                                                                                                                                 FAMOUS 0.1 *¦
 giving averages means for the full
 period of the tests. ,                        world whether a man speaks kindly to a
                                                                                               There is an epidemic of lockjaw in
                                                                                            Prague, Hungary, brought on through
     The bulletin carries the decimals to
 three places, but we have for conven-
                                               cow when he goes in beside her to milk
                                               her or yells at her to 'stand over,' as
                                                                                            infection from a clinic at a medical col-
                                                                                                                                                             SWINE                      Pwa
                                                                                                                                                 two of which weighed 2806 lbs.J1™'*' sWSW'
ience used but two, which is close             if she were a mile away and slightly                                                              applicant gets a pair ON TIME»™K£j i|pI»
enough for all practical purposes. The         deaf. The fellow I like is the one the                                                            secures ageney. .,__ _ _         BaHEr
                                                                                              Weyauwega, Wis., a small town, was                       L. B. SILVER CO. _ WfflW
largest record made by a two-year-old          cows like to have 'round. He talks           burned Tuesday night. Fully 1,500 peo-               177 Summit St. Cleveland Oj^r^
 was 362.5 pounds of milk, with aver-          to them as if they were human beings         ple are left homeless.                                                       ^
age fat contents of 2.69 per cent , and a      and pats them like he would a baby, and
total of 9.76 pounds of fat. Taking the        they will turn around and look at him                              i
                                                                                                                  ¦              i         t .
rule given above—eight-tenths of a
                                                                                            Sharpies Quality CISTULA miPaDic
                                               over their shoulder in a kind of a way
pound of butter fat to a pound of butter       that means a good deal. When I see a
—we add one-fourth the amount of the           lot of cows stick their ears straight back
butter fat, which is 2.44, to itself and       and stiffen up as soon as they hear the      A good machine that does WF*W
we have 13.22 pounds as the amount of          milker's voice, I know they are going                                              ^9
                                                                                                                                                        Hamer's Sure Cure
                                                                                            its work well, that is easi- |W i M
butter in seven days.                          to keep their off eye on him all the         ly operated, that costs K- ,f J
     The lowest amount of milk and butter      time for fear of a lick or a kick, and       comparalively nothing for H , f -J             Is guaranteed to cure Fistula, Poll Evil.Founder, Spav.
fat and lowest percentage of fat in the        they won't give down worth a cent. The       repairs, sells other ma- W'J JQ                in, Sweeney, Ringbone, Distemper, Thoronghpin, wire
                                                                                            chines for its manufac- ^ ^S^TH                Cuts, Curb, Warts. Splint. Collar Polls, Saddle Sores,
 two-year-old tests were 156.5 pounds of       milker who whistles or sings is the one                                                     Sore Shoulders, and Sprains or SweHines. W.00 per bot-
milk, 3.39 per cent, 5.30 pounds of fat.                                                     ""'" THE SAFE TY                              tle, by mail. Your money refunded if it does not cure.
                                               whose cows give the most milk the year                                          IfJBsr      H. H. HAMER , Box 13, VERMONT , ILLS.
     The highest average per cent of fat in    through and such a man coaxes his              HAND SEPARATOR                   IMjajL
this class was found to be 4.22 per cent,      wages out of the cows every month.           is best likel where it is         «AjjgH£|)jj^
indicating very rich milk, 5.25 pounds
                                                                                                                                                 Blooded Stock for Sale
                                               That's the machine I was thinking of         best known. It makes              BMTT
of butter to 100 pounds of milk.               that you folks seem to forget. There's       good batter of the ''Shar-       JKSH
     The average production of all the two-    as much difference in milkers as there is    pies Quality, " it litrhtens     JsraaNii
year-olds was 279.53 pounds of milk,                                                        the dairy maid's work, it j f m g B &             7 A. J. C. C. Cows, $75 each.
                                               in any other kind of dairy machinery,        increases the quantity of ^^ aaf^B
containing 3.11 per cent of fat.               and I am not sure but more."                 butter, it saves all         j r ^PjWfift         7         " "         Heifers, 65 "
     The average production of all the
three-year-olds tested was 359.23 pounds
                                                  Then he slid the cans of skimmilk into
                                               his wagon, peeped in and declared he
                                                                                            the butter in the        ^'^*^SffliB§8' 10                  " "        Bulls, 65 to $125
                                                                                                                                           Sheep, Poultry, Swine and Dogs. Send for de>
of milk , 3.22 per cent of , fat and 11.555    had not got as much as he should have                          «*• M- SHARPLES ,                                  description.
pounds of fat, equivalent to 14.44 pounds                                                   BBANOHES-.
                                               had and drove down the road toward           Toledo. 0.    Omaha , Neb.     West Chester, Pa.       J. C. IRONS, Camden, N. J.
of butter.                                     home.                                        Elgin. 111.   St. Paul , Minn.
     The average production of the four-                                                    Dubuque , la. San Francisco, Cal.
year-olds was 414.5 pounds of milk, 3.16                                                                                                     .^MPHSPHaft QESKSHrBE. Chester Whits,
per cent of fat and 13.09 pounds of fat,               Don ts for Horsemen                                                                   4taa?tn*rtiter«USSeVJP Jersey, St Poland China
                                                                                                                                             awp*^ aS^nPFiaB. Cattle. QuernseyftHaV
equivalent to 16.36 pounds of butter.                                                       nUROC-JERSBY HOaS-Refrlitend itock.                     l           stein        Thoroughbred
                                                 Dr. Robert Ward of Baltimore, Md.,                                                           EBffAvAvXVEffSY
                                                                                            •-' end stamp for 64-page catalogue,Illustrated, ^^BaiJpEjEflJK
                                                                                               S                                                                Sheep,PanoyPoultry.Huutl»g
    In almost every case the full-aged                                                      prices and history, u seful Information to young  <Bl* S*~*«Ss&r House Dogs. Catalogue.
                                                                                                                                                   j            and
cows showed better tests than those            recently gave the following list of          breeders. J. M. STONEBRAKER , Panola, 111 8. W. SMITHTcoohranvllle, Cheater Co.,Pas
under five years. The average was              things that horsemen should not do. If
445.7 pounds of milk, 3.16 per cent fat,       every man who keeps a horse would
and 14.1 pounds of fat, equivalent to          commit this to memory andi act on it,

                                                                                                HOG CHOLERA
17.6 pounds of butter.                         horses and owners would be benefited :
     It is notable that the largest total        "Don't let a horse go out on a frosty
yield of fat in every case in all the          morning unless it has rubber-heel pads
classes is also the largest percentage.        or its shoes roughed , for should it not
                                               fall down it may strain one of its joints

On the contrary, the lowest yield of fat
was found with the lowest per cent of          and be lame for a month.
fat in only one case.                            "Don't let your horse go out this cold
     A summary of the tables given in the      weather before it has been given break-
bulletin shows some interesting facts,         fast. You know how you feel when you
                                               go out without it yourself.                            nil dntruetlr* 4iat»M hu »t lut
some of wh:'ch we indicate.                                                                           IMM WMtared by
  • The . largest yields of milk do not con-     "Don't put your horse away at night
tain the lowest per cent of fats, nor do       until you have groomed it thoroughly
the lightest yields contain the highest        and dried it about the ears, collar and

                                                                                                SnflflllV Q CHOLERA „^®j
per cents of fat.                              saddle-bearings.
    Stall-fed cows give higher yield of          "Don't give your horse cold water.
milk and fat and per cent of fat than
cows at pasture.
    Equal quantities of the same feed or.
                                               First take the chill off it and then the
                                               horse will be less liable to colic.
                                                 "Don't forget to sponge the horse un-
                                                                                                OIIUUUj 0 SPECIFIC. W~M
                                               der its tail. It gives comfort and helps        TH erdliary fanners art now meJtlnian average of curing over                  "^"  *-^-fej o »
similar quantities of different kinds of                                                       N MT cent of ilok hards. Many of the finest herds of tha North                 ,,,„_. nnT ,_.
feed produce widely varying results in         the horse to cool off.                          an IOW point eured with thia wonderful remedy. Book contain- \                 '* vt OOT ITI ¦«
different animals.                               "Don't let your horse stand about on                         lag toll particular!free. Address
    To produce the same or similar             the street while you are shopping' es-
amounts of milk and butter different
anima 's require widely varying amounts
                                               pecially if clipped.
                                                  "Don't clip horses to be used for slow
                                                                                                      THE SNODDY MEDICINE COMPANY ,
                                                driving or business purposes. A horse                                 ¦oKINZIE , TENNESSEE, i DES MOINES, IOWA.
of feed .
     Cows, although of the same breed and      compelled to go slow or stand still at
      Poultry and Bees                          dinary honey bee under a microscope I
                                                ask you to do it at the first opportunity.
                                                If you have already done so you will re-
                                                                                             try kept right along increasing all the
                                                                                             time, and, when it came to counting re-
                                                                                             sources with the pinch of hard times, a
                                                member the fine, stiff hairs on the under    good many people who had never before
         A Common Mistake                       side of the thorax that are so arranged      given the matter a thought discovered
                                                that it is impossible for the bee to light   that their flocks of poultry were bring-
   "I feed my hens just the same in             on a flower and reach the nectar secret-     ing in a tidy sum of money in spite of
¦winter and summer," said an old friend ,       ing glands without brushing the stamens      the close money market and the low
 "but I can't make them lay in the win-         with these hairs. Then when the next         price of corn.
ter somehow."                                   flower is visited the pollen that was           The poultry business will not be a
   Our friend makes the very common             dusted on the bee is dusted over the         flourishing one for the man who spends
 mistake of misrepresenting his hens.           pistils and more is rubbed on from the       money to get a good start and then
During the summer they run all over             stamens. Thus we see the bee is de-          allows his hens to roost on the $125
 half a square mile of land and have            signed by nature for this purpose. If        harvester under an open shed. That
 free' access to every place on the farm        then the bee plays such an important         sort of a perch is entirely too extrava-
 outside of the dooryard and garden.            part in the fertilization of flowers we      gant for the average hen. If she is
 They are fed every day in the year, as         should encourage its presence in our         given her choice she will prefer a warm
 he says, but they have something in            orchards."                                   straw hut, and will not object to any-
 summer that nothing else will replace—            In California the extensive fruit grow-   thing higher in the scale of architec-
 the bugs, grubs and other insects they         ers give the bee keepers a yard to locate    tural detail, but the first thing to be con-     Every woman should realize that her
                                                                                             sidered is comfort, after which comes          health is like a bank account. At the out-
are able to pick up, and this would             an apiary in for the sake of having the                                                     set she has so much deposited to her credit
make an astonishing showing if it could         bees near the orchard at the time of         beauty.                                        in the bank of health. If she draws out
be seen in one pile,                            flowering. I think that some of the fruit      No one can fully enjoy nice hens until       more than she puts in she will soon over-
   The busy hen is rarely still during          growers of Michigan would find it a          he keeps them in a house where they            draw her account. An over-drawn account
 the summer, except in the middle of            paying investment to do the same. We         will sing on the coldest days. Then it         in the bank of health means one of two
 very warm days. She is up at daylight          certainly should do nothing to destroy
                                                                                             is comfortable to go into their house          things, a life of hopeless suffering or an
                                                                                                                                            early death.
 and keeps going until night, picking up        them or discourage their work. Spray-
                                                                                             and watch them , knowing they are pay-
                                                                                                                                              The woman who neglects her health in a
 a bug here, a grasshopper there and a          ing trees while in bloom has been prov-
                                                                                             ing their way and making a profit on all       womanl y way is making big drafts on her
 worm in some other place. There is             en to kill bees and should always be
                                                                                             that is fed to them.                           account with the bank of health and will
 nothing that will take the place of such                                                      Sometimes we get discouraged about           soon be a physical bankrupt. Disorders of
a diet. The best we can do is to furnish        avoided. In the Ohio experiment station      the slowness of the advance that is be-        this description wreck a woman's general
the best substitute at our command .            a few years ago a series of experiments      ing made along these lines, but when           health quicker than anything else in the
We can furnish shells and fresh meat,           were conducted and it was proven be-         we think what it was twenty years ago,         world. They soon transform a healthy,
 no matter where we live. In the coun-          yond a doubt that a bee will take poison     and what it now is, we begin to ap-            happy, amiable woman into a weak, sickly,
 try where rabbits are plentiful there is       out of the blossoms that have been           preciate what a wonderful advance has          fretful and despondent invalid. They ut-
                                                                                                                                            terly unfit a woman for wifehood or mother-
 no better poultry meat than a fresh            sprayed. A swarm was set in an enclo-        been made. This advance is due alto-           hood. For all disorders of this nature Dr.
 rabbit, and in the winter these may be         sure made around a tree and this was         gether to the efforts of those who breed       Pierce's Favorite Prescription is the best
 kept for weeks. We may easily overdo           sprayed while in full bloom. The bees        high-class poultry, and to them should         of all medicines. It acts directly on the
 the feeding of meat. Two ounces is             that fell to the ground dead were sub-       be given the credit of developing a won-       delicate and important organs concerned
plenty for a hen a week, and it is better       mitted the chemist for analysis and were     derfully profitable and valuable indus-        in maternity, giving them health, strength,
 to feed less than more.                        said to contain poison. Part of them         try.                                           vigor and elasticity.      It relieves pain,
                                                                                                                                            allays inflammation , checks debilitating
   Fresh-cut bone is better than meat,          were washed in a solution of ammonia                                                        drains, and quickly subdues all other symp-
 but it is hard to get in most places.          water so as to remove all of the poison       No man would start out in the aver-           toms. It at once stops the dragging pains
 Bones may be fed hens with little              from the outside of the body but still      age business without capital, yet a good        and sinking spells, the nervousness , the
 trouble anywhere. Where there is no            traces of poison were found , which         many .have an idea that the poultry             digestive disturbances and other complica-
                                                shows very clearly that the poison does                                                     tions that arise from the same cause. Taken
 bone mills to grind them the best way                                                      business can be successfully conducted          during the months of expectant maternity,
 is to take beef bones of any kind and          get inside of the bee."                     without capital. To begin, stock, houses,       it banishes the usual discomforts and
 boil them until the meat and gristle will                                                  yards and feed are required , and to make       makes baby's advent easy and almost pain-
 come off. Take out the bones and mix                   Don 't Get Discouraged              a real success, incubators and brooders         less. It insures the new-comer's health
 the liquor in which they were boiled,                                                      must be added. Poultry as a side issue          and a plentiful supply of nourishment.
 the scraps of meat from the bones and                                                                                                      Thousands of women have testified to its
                                                   We sometimes expect too much of our is quite different from taking it up as a            marvelous merits. An honest dealer will
 wheat middlings together into a crum-          hens. If they do not continue to lay life work.                                             not suggest an inferior substitute for the
 bly mass and give the mess to the hens         right along we begin to neglect them,                                                       sake of extra profit.
 is a morning feed.                             and before we know it they are out of
   Place the bones in an old baking pan         condition and then we must take extra               The Time to Buy Stock
 and set them in the oven and leave             pains with them or they will remain
 them there until they are beginning to         idle a long    time. Hens never lay as         There is no better time to buy poultry
 get brown. Then they may easily be             well during disagreeable weather as for breeding stock than just at the edge
 broken with a hatchet until small              they do when the days are bright. • A of winter. ' The poultry breeder is able
 enough for the hens to swallow them.           few misty, cloudy days will always cut to select his breeding pens as soon as
 Give the hens such things and vege-            down receipts, and this is especially true the pullets have grown up and the old
 tables of any kind in connection with          during October and November, when hens have got on their new suits of                           Crashed Oyster Shells, per 100 lb bag
                                                                                                                                                Mica Crystal Grit, p*. 100 lbs
                                                                                                                                                                                                            9 75
 grains and they will lay in winter as          the hens are experiencing the change feathers, and after that he is ready to                    Ground Bone, per 100 lb. bag                                 200
 well as hens ever do.                          from summer to winter weather.              dispose of surplus fowls at a pretty rea-                   Lower prices for larger quantities.
                                                   The wild bird from which ' our do- sonable price and very often at a much                    SB.™ POULTRY AND ECG8
                                                mestic fowls are descended laid about lower figure than he would make in the                         SPItAGUK COSU1ISSION CO.,
       Bees and Fruit Growing                   thirty eggs in a year, and these always spring just when the hens are laying                    818 South Water St.    Chicago, III.
   A correspondent of the Grand Rapids          after warm weather had come. True, the best and orders for eggs are coming                  ¦                    ¦
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(Mich.) Journal relates some interesting        they lived where there is never what we in.                                                        HATCH
facts about bees in connection with fruit       would call severe weather, but never-          The man who buys a breeding pen of                        CHICKENS
growing which are worth knowing, and            theless they did not lay and hatch their one cock and four or five hens this fall           \^^^m STEAM-«ith th«
                                                                                                                                             m B ff BY
                                                                                                                                            ¦ B f
we reprint them below:                          young until the bright days of summer will have a good start toward a pure-                     USE*P^99LKH                   simple, perfect, BeiMeguUting
   One year ago a very interesting ex-          were at hand.                               bred flock to begin ¦with, and from these           ¦n          NCUBATOR
                                                                                                                                                  EXCELSIOR I
                                                                                                                                                 i                      Thou8 »i)ds In succewful operation.
periment was made at the Michigan Ag-              In the course of the ages these birds may raise enough chickens next year to                        s           i
                                                                                                                                                 I Circulars free, I 0 Lowest priced Ist-cl&si hateher made,
ricultural college, and the results were        have been brought to countries where have a full flock at once, while if he                      ¦ Catalog, g 114 to GEO. II. 8TA1IT,
                                                                                                                                                 1 Send 60. for I
                                                                                                                                                   Ulua.                   188 B. 6.h St.. Qiilnoy, 111*
beneficial. One of the side-hill forcing        there are great changes in the seasons, waits to buy eggs next spring he can-
houses was used for growing strawber-           and at the same time have been so se- not get a large flock until a year later
ries, mostly in smaller plats or flower         lected that they produce from five to unless he invests a goodly sum in eggs
pots, so arranged that there were a great       seven times as many eggs as their fore- for hatching.                                           "                     PEEBLESSINCUBAT0RS
                                                mothers did when they ran wild in              Buying eggs for hatching is always
many vines. They began flowering as             India. It is not strange if they do not more or less risky as compared with                                           ^BROODERS. PERFECT In li.f rvltciifrt,
early as March 9, at which time a swarm         lay in winter. The strange part of it is buying stock. A fairly good breeding                                         Uiolultl, SclI-RqullllDI. FULLY OUAHANTEEO
of bees were moved into the house. No           that they can be persuaded to do so, pen of any of the desirable breeds may
                                                                                                                                                    B      ala
                                                                                                                                                                         Lowell In Price. Mioy fcwFuture.tor lMS.
                                                                                                                                                         "^ f j * FULL LINE OP CREEN BONE CUTTERS
other insect was allowed within the en-         and to induce them to produce eggs be bought for $16 or less and these will                         A I D Konnvum ^a.
                                                                                                                                                                          ca       THE pEERlESS COMPANY,
closure. In one particular case a single        during the cold months is an example produce eggs enough to raise at least 100                      I2M2.T Soiltlt Fourth Street.             QOINCV . ILLINOIS.
bee visited twenty-three blossoms, thus         of skill that any breeder may be proud chickens. To buy eggs enough to pro-

demonstrating that a few bees would             of.
fertilize a large per cent of the flowers.                                                  duce as many chickens, allowing for
                                                   If the hens have not been laying as bad hatches and other losses, will cost
 The colony was taken out of a cellar           well as expected for a few weeks, re- not less than $25. We did not lose a
when it was very warm, and some of              member we have had about the worst single chicken that was hatched last
the bees were weak. Some died, of               weather on record , and keep on doing spring, neither did we pay unduly for
 course, yet for all the loss, the early        your best to keep them in good flesh the eggs bought, but after the cockerels                   BullaMB horn* la tk* htahMa* tor health.
 harvest gave them such a strong start          and comfortable, and success will come. were counted out the pullets that were                                                        X
                                                                                                                                                OoaM to our Dlokioa Moatr toloay. A AO M
 they were soon among the strongest at          If you give up on the plea that it is left cost nearly 60 cents each just for the
the college.
    Another experiment of interest was
                                                useless to try to have hens that lay in eggs that they were hatched from. The               THE HIGHLAND COLONY CO.
                                                winter you may be sure you will not                   '                                           Wblt*Bliff, DttkMi Cento. T*u.
made in 1896 on fruit trees, and in va-         have them. It is only by the exercise cockerels were not a dead ldss, for they                  When writing mention The Farmers Voie*
rious varieties clusters of blossoms cov-       of patience and care that eggs can be were eaten and were worth as much as
ered with a paper sack did not mature a         had from now until next March , but it cost for feed for them and the pullets
                                                labor expended in this direction is well also. The pullets did not prove to be
 single fruit while in others a certain
per cent of them matured which shows            paid for if we do not stop short of doing very good ones, but there is a standing
                                                                                             offer for $1 each for them that has not
                                                                                                                                            Farming in the West
 that some varieties are nearly self-fertil-     all we should.                                                                             Where all the laud Is Irrigated and Pro-
 izing, but in no case was the per cent                                                      and will not be accepted, so the tran-         duces Sure Crops Bvery Year. This is all
 of fruit from the self-fertilized blossoms                                                  saction was a profitable one after all.        nicely Illustrated, an average of 6oo sq. in.
 as large as the per cent from the same                  A Wonderful Business                  Pure-bred poultry is the only kind           in every number of The Irrigation Hra ,
                                                                                                                                            a handsome monthly magazine published
 number of blossoms left exposed to the             The poultry business     is making a that should be kept and the time to start          at Denver, "    -'-              n
 bees.                                           wonderful development. When any is now, while stock may be bought                            No more Interesting publication could be secured bj
                                                                                                                                            those who wish to know something of the resources oi
    Apples as a rule are self-fertile. How       business gets large enough that a jour- cheaply.                                           eur richest country. Hailed to any iddren for II ¦
 many fruit growers will therefore notice        nal devoted to it can secure 50,000 sub-
 that if during fruit bloom we have cold ,       scribers it denotes great interest among      Thomas Vincent Beckwith started out
 rainy weather, so that the bees do not          a good many people. A few years ago with the intention of committing sui-                    It rests with you whetner yon eontinne the^
                                                                                                                                              nerre-Mlling tobacco habit. NO-TO-UAQ^I^o^          B
 fly all the fruit is light. It is invariably    3,000 subscribers was a large list for a cide in Chicago, but compromised by                                                            A a^H
                                                                                                                                              removes the desire for tobacco, witn-^# | m ^B
                                                                                                                                            . out nervous distress, expels nlco-^il." I WVA^^
 the case. Of course, there are many             poultry paper, but today. Illinois has two giving himself up to the police , con-            tine, purifies the blood, re.^fWl I l k Lli^sSJ
 other insects that play a very important        journals devoted to poultry which have fessing that he had embezzled $15,000                 stores lost manhood,^4fati"'l I I^TOoboxr..
                                                                                                                                              makes voner  strong _^r§i s ai l lTolii son 1
 part in fertilizing flowers, but the busy       several times that number of subscrib- from the packing Arm of Niles Bros.,                  L^fc? ISd&a 1 »V^e curA front
                                                                                                                                                                         1             'O 00 mv.
                                                                                                                                                                                  TO-BA C b u?
                                                                                                                                              hX?r? !S^sTai H ll^NO druggist.whr»
 bee is deserving of more praise than he         ers. It is notable that the business of Boston, and that remorse had drove him                                           lvouc own
                                                                                                                                                » "v-^T.1 *^ft•X*^ your hforus. Ta!ce
 usually gets. A writer on the habits of         producing poultry did not feel the effect to confej ss or make away with himself.             ^ ^U¦afl*V^"
                                                                                                                                                          II           r                    it wits
                                                 of the hard times through which We Remorse did not come until the money                      a*M<¦¦      »l^»will,patiently, persistently.One
 bees says :                                                                                                                                               -guaranteed usually cures: 3 boxes, t!.M
                                                                                                                                              ^am.1aV- *'^box, SI. to cure , or we refund money;
                                                                                                                                              ¦v M ^
    "If you have never examined an or-           have just passed. The breeding of poul- was gone, however.                                   aVa^ 8«rU.|Em^jC«., CrJci^,lo.tml,I« I.rL
                                                                                        states where the Grange is weak. Why           ship goods over , the shorter, waterway
                                                                                        can't the executive committee or the           that cannot now be transported'by wa-
                                                                                        legislative committee of the National          ter; for time is an important element

      THE GRANGE                                                                        Grange (or both of them), by endorsing         in " the shipping of many kinds of per-
                                                                                        the reasonable demands of the weak             ishable articles.
                                                                                        state Granges, accomplish important re-          , But whether or. not the Nicaragua ca-
                                                                                        sults for farmers?                             nal is dug-^and before its completion ,
                                                                                                            * » *                      should it be constructed—there can be
jjj                     Edited by D. W. Working,                                    $      The Grange does not want to work            no doubt but that we shall very largely
ft                               Box 43a , Denver, Colo.                            $   for places and salaries for its conspicu-      increase our trade with our new de-
                                                                                        ous members ; it wants to get power-           pendencies. We shall have advantages
                                                                                        then to use that power for the good of         which the merchants of no other coun-
                                                                                        all its members. Power is the thing;           try can obtain ; and much wealth is
         Between You and Me                   crowd, and the strong displace the weak. the Grange must increase in power, and          likely to flow to many of our fortu-
                                              The incidents of the struggle change ; must be willing and ready to use it ef-           nately situated seaport towns.
    The saying that "knowledge is pow- its essence never. Treaties of peace fectivel y to accomplish its purposes.                         Forty per cent of the hemp raised in
er" is so old and so well known that may rule out slugging, but th ey never                                                            the Philippines is used in the United
it has all but lost its significance. But stop the struggle. All means are used ,                                                      States. A writer in the National Geo-
it is as true as when first uttered; and all advantages count. By subtle en-                         The Inevitable                    graphical Magazine for June reminds us
the truth it expresses we should not fail croachments or violent shock strength I like the man who faces what he must ,                that Manila hemp is nor, hemp at all;
to keep in mind.                              displaces weakness without itself know-     With step triumphant , and a heart of        also that the plant has not been suc-
                  * * *                       ing why. It may be long before the              cheer;                                   cessfully grown outside the Philippines.
                                                                                          Who fights the daily battle without fear ;
    There are two kinds of power—static widening boundaries touch, before the Sees his hopes fall, yet keeps unfalterin g              Describing the plant , he says: "It grows
and dynamic; the first power at rest or pressure becomes uncomfortable enough                 trust                                    to the height of twelve or fifteen feet.
power of position , the second power in to be conscious, but the time comes. That Just, Is good; that somehow, true and
                                                                                               God                                     There is evidently some peculiarity of
action. There is a sense in which pow- And then,          despite all accidents and all   His plans work out for mortals: not a        soil or climate, or both, which enables
er of position is not power at all. The precautions, the higher vitality tri-                 tear                                     these islands to retain a monopoly of
water , of Lake Erie represents static umphs . It may be a sad fact , but there           Is shed when fortune, which the world        this fiber which has become of such
power , the power of position ; the voics is no means known by which weakness Fallsholds deav,grasp;—better, with love, a
                                                                                               from his                                immense commercial value."
of the same water as it thunders over and inefficiency can inherit the earth, "               crust,                                       The exports from the Philippines and
Niagara speaks of dynamic, ,power, the                          * * *                     Than living in dishonor—envies not           our West Indian possessions will afford
power of action.                                                                        Nov loses faith in man ; but does his best,    large and increasing business for our
                                                 Mr. Powers here is speaking of na-       Nor ever murmurs at his humbler lot;
                  * * *                       tional affairs; but there is no good But , with a smile and words of hope, gives         sea-going vessels. Hemp, tobacco, su-
    It has been said that "the world be- reason why we may not apply the lesson               zest                                     gar, timber and other products "will en-
                                                                                          To every toiler ; he alone is great          ter with increasing importance into our
longs to those who know." If that say- to our local social affairs. The lesson            Who by 11 life heroic conquers fate.
ing is true, knowledge is more than is a hard one; and it must be learned ,                                    —Sarah K. Bolton.       traffic. Their importation may have
mere power; it is possession. But it is however little it takes into account the                                                       important effects upon prices of agri-
only a partial truth . Only in a very rights and wrongs which many of us                                                               cultural staples produced in the United
limited sense is it true that the world may enjoy or must suffer.                                The Sign of His Calling               States. But this is another matter ,
belongs to those who know. I have a                                                        Elmer D. Houre, who for six years           and will be discussed next week under
pet saying that all the mountains I can          I have said elsewhere that the farmer served successfully as master of the            the title, "How Will Expansion Affect
see are mine; and they are mine to has practically only one advocate , the Massachusetts State Grange, used to say                     the Farmer?"
the extent that I am able to appreciate Grange. Fortunately, the Grange is a that no farmer should advertise his
and appropriate their glories. No man living and growing organization . It is business by the stains on his boots.                       A member of the firm of Charles H.
can take them from me or fence them doing something, but less than we want There is sound philosophy in the say-                       Inwersen & Co., doing business at the
from my sight. They are mine more or i* to do, less than it can and must do. ing. A man should win friends and                         Chicago stock yards, made some sales
less as I increase or decrease in power We dawdle when we ought to work. scc '.al standing as a man—not as a                           and neglected to make the proper mem-
to get satisfaction from them. Curious- We have not the faith mat inspires us butcher, baker or candlestick maker.                     oranda and affix revenue stamps to them.
ly enough , a hundred, thousand other to our best work. No one will help us; His walk and clothing should not be                       For this neglect he was fined $500.
persons have practically the same op- perhaps no one can. The only source signs of his calling—when he is away
portunit y to possess the magnificence of help to which we may confidently from his work.
of these grand old Rockies; and al- look is self—and "Heaven helps those                   Farmers would have better standing                Farmers' Institute Hints
though we all own the same things, no who help themselves. "                            in the social and political world if their
man's right infringes on his neighbor's.                        * * *                   dress and manner did not so inevitably            The editor of this department has
We all possess and use without con-             It seems , sometimes, that farmers are betray their calling. It is a disadvan-         long held the opinion that the Grange
suming; and each enjoys according to good fighters in every cause but their tage to the minister that his "cloth" al-                  should have an influential part in man-
his own power to enjoy, and not ac- own. They will drive through mud and most inevitably advertises his profes-                        aging farmers' institutes whenever the
cording to another's will or whim.            snow in the severest weather to vote sion. This makes it almost impossible               latter are held near the meeting place
                  # * *                       their party into power and then submit for him to meet men as men; for they              of a Grange.      •
    In an article in the Annals of the in uncomplaining silence when they and think of him as a preacher, not as a                        The following from "Farming " (pub-
American Academy H. H. Powers ex- their real interests are put aside as of man. So the farmer is very likely to                        lished at Toronto) is suggestive, and
presses a very large truth by saying no consequer.C3. I said "uncomplain- be thought of and talked to, not as a                        might be modified to suit circumstances.
that "the world belongs to the effi- ing" silence, which is hardly true. We man but as a tiller of the soil , if his                   The Gran ge can well afford to support
cient"; and he proves it. Knowledge do complain , but we do not "kick" as boots "advertise his business."                              the institute idea or be so valuable a
is powerj it is possession. But greater hard and as often as we should. There              Here is an unidentified item which is       substitute for it that the institute will
than the power of knowing is the power is a striking difference between a com- in point in this connection:                            not be needed. But the institute can-
of doing. Faith without works is dead. plaint and a kick. The one may be                   "A man may live so far below the            not be a substitute for the Grange:
Efficiency includes or assumes knowing nothing but an indication of a sour standard to which he ought to attain                           "Too many institutes depend upon
how and the will to do, and it rigidly stomach; it is mere noise. The other that observers will see only his pursuit,                  outside talent for the success of their
excludes laziness or the disposition not is dynamic energy ; it strikes with a when their attention is' called to him ,                meetings, though we are pleased to note
to do. Americans as a people are effi- power that is sure to make something and they will say, 'He is a scavenger ,'                   a growing tendency towards utilizing
cient—they do something and do it with move.                                            or 'He is a drayman ,' or 'He is a porter.'    more local talent. Outside talent should
so much evidence of unused power that                           * * *                   On the other hand , he may live so no-         not be ignored altogether, but we be-
other peoples look on in open-eyed won-          Now, the Grange is the farmer 's bly, and illustrate the Christian virtues            lieve there is room for greater devel-
der at their ability to make things "go." kicking machine. Of course it is more so beautifully, that beholders will lose               opment of the local talent in every in-
As a nation we have little right to be than that, but it .is a kicking machine— sight of his humble vocation in their                  stitute and using it at the regular meet-
proud of this ability of ours ; for it is except in those unfortunate places admiration of the man."                                   ings. In fact, the regular work of the
come to us as an inheritance, not as an where it is only the sign of a sour agri-                                                      institute might, with advantage, be
acquirement. We can not help it that, cultural stomach. In those states where             Why fear the night? The sun may sink         supplemented by a series of smaller
as a nation , we are growing and spread- the Grange is a real force among farm-             And never rise again on me;                meetings held in its district at which
ing pur branches like the green bay ers it is recognized as a power in the                Yet some one that I love shall see           only local talent should be utilized. As
                                                                                            It blaze above the eastern brink .
tree.                                         state. People respect the man or organ-            —John A. Macy, in The Atlantic.       many as twenty meetings of this char-
                  * * *                       ization which they would fear if work-                                                   acter might be held every winter by
    But, while our national growth is ing against them. When the Grange,                                                               each institute if the local talent were
something we can not hinder and may as the representative of the farmer, is
                                                                                           New Commercial Opportunities                developed. It would not be necessary
not hasten by any individual effort , to known to have the power and the will              Farmers have no reasonable reason           to make elaborate preparations for
each of us for himself individual ef- to fight effectively for the interests of to envy business men the new oppor-                    them . They could be held in some
fort means everything. You and I, its members, it will not need to fight ; tunities which our contr ol of Cuba,                        schoolhouse, or for that matter in some
gentle reader, are judged by our atti- those who, under other conditions, Porto Rico and the Philippines is likely                     farmer 's home, when some person in
tude toward the world about us and the would fight or neglect it will fight for it. to afford. This condition , however,               the locality or from some other part of
universe over us and by our effort to The strong win without conscious use must always be assumed—that the en-                         the district might give a short address
make wise use of them . What advantage of strength.                                     larging commercial opportunities shall         on some practical farm topic which
to us is the growth and spiritual and                           * * *                   not be taken advantage of to injure the        might be discussed with profit by those
material enlargement of all good things          Lecturer Metcalf of the New Hamp- farmer in his business; for it is not to            present. A series of small meetings of
about us if we shut ourselves within shire Stati? Grange, in speaking of the be forgotten that the farmer is a busi-                   this kind held throughout each insti-
our narrow shells of selfishness and re- reforms for which they are working, ness man. As it happens that the farm-                    tute district every winter would reach
fuse to believe in the good about us? says they are not seeking to win "by er is practically without a spokesman or                    many farmers who never attend the
We must manfully face the problems intimidation or show of strength , but an advocate, except as the Grange per-                       regular meetings, and at the same time
before us, with the optimist's faith in by educating public sentiment in their forms that function , it is important that              make it easier to get a crowd at the
the "good time coming," and at the direction through discussion and agita- members of the Grange should studious-                      larger gatherings where outside talent
same time do "our level best" to hasten tion, from month to month and year to ly consider questions like the one under                 could be heard . These small meetings
the coming of the "good time."                year, until the work is done." Certain- discussion , in order that their organiza-       might form the nucleus for a local farm-
                  * * *                       ly. In New Hampshire the Grange is tion, when it does speak, may wisely                  ers' club which could meet for mutual
    But I drift. I preach when I should strong, and everybody knows it; so and successfully plead the farmer 's                        benefit every fortnight .during the whir
merely lecture. There is an appalling when the Grange agitates till its mem- cause.                                                    ter."
truth in that saying— "the world be- bers are united in favor of a reform                  The administration by the united
longs to the efficient"—appalling to the "the work is done."                            States of the affairs of Cuba, Porto Rico               Your Sample Copy
lazy, the incompetent, the inefficient.                         * * *.                  and the Philippines will probably assure
                                                Here is a hint for the National the construction of a canal across the                   The Patron who receives a sample
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that we are in condition to grow. so weak that its demands have hardly large the shipping business of our                              suggestion of the editor of this depart-
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necessary consequence of life, and with- the National Grange, through its con- it may lead to the building of new ones.                direct to Mr. Working, or, when sending
out it life can not possibly persist. * * nections in the strong Grange states It will shorten the water route from                    it to the publishers, mention the cir-
* Here, as everywhere, growth means and by its direct power at Washington, New York to San Francisco ten thou-                         cumstance of receiving the sample pa-
conflict sooner or later. The growing can bring pressure to bear that will in- sand miles, which may mean far cheap-                   per.
aggregates eventually touch, then fluence men who have power in the er transportation. It will be possible to
I                                                                                 1 BABY BEEF MR PIG PORK
                                                                                                     kind thatnever stops growing a minute and which matures at an early age,

1                 NOTES OF THE DAY                                                1
                                                                                                is the kind that produces the greatest percentage of proflt. This problem or quick
                                                                                                maturity Is solved by                   ,'

                                                                                                                The Electric Feed Cookers.
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                                                                                                           culiar construction they require less fuel than any cooker   w~=5*g jg*fBgf
                                                                                                           made. They have a dead-air space between the inner and       EfffiBfflWWtfiB
     ATURDAY, December 10, 1898,            United States. After signing the dele-
      will be a red-letter day in the       gates conversed among themselves for
                                                                                                           outer plates, which conserves the heat, and thus they        F 'tlffilJIlSSS™
S Yankee calendar, for on the even-         some little time, Rios speaking about            REQUIRE LESS FUEL AND RETAIN THE HEAT LONGER.                               SHHH |
ing of that day in Paris was signed the     the future American relations of Spain.          Made of best gray Iro n castings and lined with plates of steel. Boilers tHHlH
                                                                                             of best galvanized steel. Three styles, five sizes—25 to 100 gallons. Free YHHHHMQF
treaty which restores peace between the     At parting all was friendly externally,          hook on "Feed Cooking" sent to all interested parties on application.     %^^^^^H@P
United States and Spain. The final
agreements were reached at an earlier
                                            but it was quite evident that the Span-
                                             iards were making an effort to conceal          ELECTRIC WHEEL CO., BOX 25 , Qulncy, Illinois.                                         %T*
hour of the day, but as some time was        their real feelings. They knew that
required to prepare the parchment text,     their return to Spain must be at the           addition there would be an issue of           was not enough nourishment for one,
adjournment was takerf until 7 o'clock      least inglorious, perhaps fatal to future      $40,000,000 of new stock, representing        even if it were made of the best ma-
in the evening, at which hour the peace     honors, perchance to life itself , while       the equity or profit on the transaction.      terial. But what it really was made of
commissioners of the two nations met        their American associates would return         Upon this basis it is figured that 3 per      I shut my eyes and refuse to imagine.
for the last time to perform the last       to hospitable arms and new and higher          cent can be paid on the new stock, and        In a whole ward there is not more than
act of the office to which their respect-   honors.                                        its value is placed approximately at          one nurse with experience, and for
ive governments had chosen them. The                                                                                                     helpers only one of two awkward boys,
ceremony was simple, but marked on                Western farmers enjoyed an unprec- 50."
                                               edentedly prosperous season, if we                                                        who perhaps never saw a sickroom be-
both sides with solemnity. The Span-                                                          Tuesday on 'Change was a good day          fore."               i
ish members of the commission could            may judge from the size of crops har- for wheat. Notwithstanding the big
not conceal their feelings at signing          vested in several states in 1898, as re- crops, receipts are falling off , and the           Admiral Dewey is coming home.
away the last remnants of a great col-         ported to the authorities at Washing- "shorts" are getting under cover for the            Long duty in the Pacific has told upon
onial empire.                                  ton. Great as were the crops of 1897, final settlement of the year. It is a good          his health, and he has asked to be re-
                                               those of the year just closing were vast- sign when, with big crops, receipts are         lieved, a request whose grant he surely
  Then came the formal exchange of ly greater in several of the states. And held up while unfairly low prices pre-                       has earned.     The war has given us
polite farewells. President Rios spoke in addition to this, conditions of various vail , and if the farmers prove them-                  many heroes, but none is more univers-
at first with considerable effusiveness, sorts, most prominent the war with selves able to hold their grain for fair                     ally regarded than Admiral Dewey. He
but when he said complimentary things Spain, provided a larger market for the prices there is indication now that fair                   will find when he gets home that re-
of the American commissioners he em- meat products of the farm than for a prices will come. Corn and oats ad-                            publics are not ungrateful , for his
phasized more than once the fact that long time has been experienced. From vanced , and the general tone of the                          home-coming will be accompanied by
those were his personal expressions, away off in Oregon and Washington market was encouraging.                                           such demonstrations of admiration and
meaning that officially he could not for- come reports most roseate of tremen-                                                           esteem as few men ever have enjoyed.
get the hard terms that had been forced dous crops of wheat, oats, barley and                 A St. Paul dispatch says: "Nearly
upon Spain. President Day replied in hay, with an unusually fine fruit crop. 400,000 sheep wintering at the South St.                       A syndicate has secured control of
the same , cordial tone, assuring the California , scourged by drought, has Paul, New Brighton , and other stock                         the electric light, heat and power facil-
Spaniards they would have a hearty been less fortunate , but in some sections yards in this vicinity are to be sent to                   ities of New York city, by absorption of
welcome if ever they should visit the of the state, where irrigation systems Iowa and Missouri. This strange situ-                       several small companies. For six
                                               have been perfected , the fruit crop and ation has been brought about in mid-             months the syndicate has been at work
                                               other crops are reported satisfactory.      winter by the formation of a trust by         securing the more important electric

 Biiililft MMif iHiiffl                                                                    the Minneapolis millers and the sudden
                                                  In North Dakota the season was, gen- raising of the price of wheat screen-
                                                                                                                                         companies with franchises for illumi-
                                                                                                                                         nation and power on all subways and

                                               erally speaking, not so favorable, and ings from $5 to $8.50 a ton. The price              conduits of Manhattan island. It was
                                               in South Dakota the disparity is even is practically prohibitory, rendering it            recently incorporated under obscure
                                               greater. Prices in the latter state are necessary for owners to ship their                names, with $25,000,000 capital.
                                               discouraging; the same grain that sheep where they can be fed on corn
                                               brought 75, and as high as 85 cents, last meal. It is said the cattlemen are con-             Secretary of Agriculture Wilson has
                                               year is now selling at from 40 to 55 templating a similar move. "                          received information through the state
                                               cents. Hay was a good crop and oats                                                        department that foot-and-mouth dis-

                                                were fair in Spiith Dakota!.' . In North      What legislators are legislators for        ease is raging in the province of Hai-
                                                Dakota the grain crop was about the is suggested by the following clipped                 nault , Belgium. In view of these facts
                                                average, with prices low, but the con- from W. E. Curtis' Washington letter to            no permit will be issued by the De-

                                                dition of live stock . is steadily improv- the Chicago Record:        "It is worth        partment of Agriculture for the impor-
                                                ing, the valuation fixed upon the ani- while to be a member of the Montana                tation of animals from Belgium until
                                                mals of that state reaching .$11,000,000 legislature this year, because two of            further orders.
                                                and more. Minnesota had a bumper the richest men in the country are com-

                                               crop of wheat—90,000,0000 bushels, peting for the senatorship of that state,
                                               which is 20 per cent above 1897—and and each of them is determined to beat
                                               though prices are low, what the farm- the other if it takes his whole pile. W.

        We never did; but we have
                                               ers lose on wheat they have made up A. Clark will be the regular candidate.
                                               on corn, 50,000,000 bushels having been He has had a burning ambition to be a                           i Buy
                                                                                                                                                       | | Whiskeyj
                                               grown in that northern state the season United States senator for years, and is
     seen the clothing at this time            just closed, and the price of corn is willing to spend his whole income,                                £ I ifrom the Distiller!
     of the year so covered with               somewhat advanced.                           which is enormous, to gratify himself.
     dandruff that it looked as if it                                                                                                                  IpS        Absolute Purity
                                                                                                                                                       EH ^'A onl
     had been out in a regular snow-                                                       Marcus Daly will put out just as much
                                                  Iowa, was blessed with crops which money to defeat Clark as the latter will
     storm.                                    were simply magnificent. Corn, which spend to get elected, and the merchants

       No need of this snowstorm.              is produced in enormous quantities of Helena as well as the members of

        As the summer sun would                every year in Iowa, was never raised the legislature are preparing for a pro-

                                                                                                                                           A f cmmWMmSe '
     melt the falling snow so will              in such abundance before. The 1897 fitable season.
                                               crop was 239,452,150 bushels; this year's
                                               estimate is about 270,000,000 bushels, by      Lieut. Hobson, the hero of the Merri-
                                               far the largest crop on record. Wheat mac, has accepted an invitation to de-                           l     Four
                                               is said to show a total measure of liver a lecture at Chicago for the joint                |      |ig P
                                                                                                                                             9g | g p
                                               about 24,500,000 bushels, as against a benefit of .the naval reserves and the               1         HAYNERS            Express prepaid^
                                                                                                                                                                         _ ¦ ..

                                               yield in 1897 of only 14,613,054 bushels. Press club of Chicago next Sunday eve-                  ,   SEVEH YEAROU'                     1
                                               Oats also made a big jump, the yield ning, December 18. He is now at his                        .*a&     •        For . . years »
                                                                                                                                                       ^^0T A. we have beendis-M
                                               being put at about 143,000,000 bushels, home in Greensboro , Ala., and will stop               vJa ^V T M 4 V
                                                                                                                                                               tillin ? the bcstB
                                                                                                                                                Xv*V t* Whiskey thatcanB
                                               or 1  1,000,000 bushels more than last in Chicago on his way to Manila, where                  N>2?^* all T^rtA
                                               year. Barley, rye and hay also showed he has been ordered to take charge of                    £w|BMBHalaW<1 be made and sell- ¦
                                               up to advantage. Added to this, the the work of raising the Spanish cruis-                     ^H I
                                                                                                                                                 I H              K\
                                                                                                                                                               lnK » direct to tbe
                                                                                                                                              >?oHj|gH^n^Hf3c' consumer.

                                               farmers who have turned their atten- ers sunk by Dewey's guns.
                                               tion to dairy interests have to report                                                         *SDI SB&- Z I ^I ^ A
                                                                                                                                                                  B ers in every State ¦
                                               flattering results. Wet weather inter-         Miss Shaefer a Red Cross nurse, just            ."JJn^OHIO.U.S^-s in the Union and ¦
                                               fered with the crops in Missouri , but returned to Honolulu , H. I., from Ma-
                                               in some sections where less rain fe."i the nila, declares that "Scores of the sol-
                                               yield was above the average. Despite dier boys are dying in the hospitals at
                                               all drawbacks th,e corn yield was a Manila just for want of proper nourish-
     melt these flakes of dandruff in          good one. Last year the returns showed ment. They say the government al-
     the scalp. It goes further than           about 167,500,000 bushels; this year the lows GO cents a day for each patient.                                              lull quart bodies oil
     this : it prevents their formation.       figures have gone up (although they are You can save dozens of lives on 5 cents                Hayncr's Seven-Year-Old Double Copper Distilled ¦
        It has still other properties :                                                                                                       Rye for (3.20, express prepaid, shipped In plain W
     it will restore color to gray hair        of course partl y estimated) to 185,58V,- a day. I have gone through the wards                 {lackage , no marks to Indicate contents. It nol k
                                               000 bushels.                                day after day, and as I spoke to this               ound satisfactory when received, return It at our It
     in just ten times out of every                                                        one and that, and they poured out their            expense and we will return your $3.20.             ¦
     ten cases.                                   The way railroad stocks are watered woes, men who do not wear their                           Such Whiskey cannot be purchased clse-BJ
        And it does even more : it                                                                                                            where for less than (5.00, and ours has Hay- H
                                               and the people are made to pay "pro- hearts on their sleeves cried for pure                    ner's 30 years' reputation behind it. Our W
     feeds and nourishes the roots             fits" to promoters of deals in the way agony of their loneliness and despair ,                 entire product goes direct to the consumers, i
     of the hair. Thin hair becomes            of extortionate tariff rates, is suggested made poignant and vivid by their own
                                                                                                                                              who thus                                            m
     thick hair; and short hair be-                                                                                                                  A          ADULTERATION.
                                                                                                                                                    AVmn MIDDLEMEN'S PROFITS.
     comes long hair.                          in the following item clipped from a telling of it. I do not mean that at-                              Y UiLF                                    1
                                               financial journal: "New Chicago & tendants of the hospitals are careless or                      If yon want Pure Whiskey for medicinal pur- 1
        We have a book on the Hair             Alton negotiations are under way. They indifferent.        Many are trying to do               poses or otherwise, at the lowest price, i
      and Scalp. It is yours, for the          may be delayed until after the holidays. their best. There is a lot of worthiness              order it from us.              _                    M
     asking.                                                                                                                                         References: Any Bank In'  Dayton, or        M
       If yon do not obtain all the benefits
                                               This time the scheme will be undertak- and unselfishness among the attendants                               any Commercial Agency.                ¦
     you expected from the use of the Vigor,   en by the strongest interests in the at the hospitals. But there is so much                            HAYNER DISTILLING CO.,
     write the doctor about it. Probably       street. The first proposition to be dis- inexperience, so many clogs to those                                                                1
     there is some difficulty with your gen-                                                                                                 194 to aoo West Fifth St., DAYTON, OHIO.
     eral system which may be easily re- ¦ cussed by those in the new deal will be who would do much. To think of an                                                                        J
    moved. Address,                          W                                                                                            ] m P. S.—Orders for Ariz., Col., CaL, Idaho,     I
         OB. J. G. AVER, Lowell, Mass.       |
                                             k one to issue $40,000,000 new bonds, to attendant going through a ward with a               ¦, Nev„ N. Mes., Ore, Utah, Wash.,
                                                                                                                                              Mont                                          ¦
                                               bear 4 per cent, which would be under- pail of beef broth , lading it out to the               Wyo,,must call for 20 qts. by frt. prepaid.   I
                                               written at par, the proceeds of which fifty or sixty patients indiscriminately
                                               would pay the company's stock.           In by the cupful! In the whole pail there         We guaranteeabove firm will do as they aBree,—EdT
                                                                                              asserted time and again. He who falls
      -                                                                                       deserves not sympathy, had been his                       TTJMOE EXPELLED.
                                                                                              belief; and now through a little mistake
  1                                                                                   *
  t                                                                                   *
                                                                                              he had lost home and family.
                                                                                                 "He was always a hard-hearted old
                                                                                                                                                Unqualified Success of Lydia E.

  I                   Abner's Awakening                                               |       fellow," he heard one young man say to
                                                                                              another, and he wondered if the speaker
                                                                                                                                                Pinkham'sVegetable Compound.

                                                                   ¦                          meant Abner Hollingsworth. "He never
  t                                                                                   *       sympathized with anyone," said another,             Mrs. ELIZABETH WHEELOCK, Magno-
  I                                                                                   *        "but I pity him," and Abner stopped
                                                                                              and looked into the raging mass of
                                                                                                                                                lia, Iowa, in the following letter de-
                                                                                                                                                scribes her recovery from a very criti-
                                                                                              flames that filled the burning house.             cal condition:
                                                                                               Could this be true ? Had he been un-               "DEAB M ES. PINKHAM :—I have been
 THOSE who have not had the privi-               ruminated. Then he noticed his wife          sympathetic because he had tried to be            taking your Vegetable Compound, and
       lege of being admitted to Intimate        arise and go into the kitchen to prepare      strictly just? Might it not be possible          «a«MBam now ready to sound
       acquaintance with the sect com-           the evening meal and realized that it        that Joseph Martin had unwittingly
monly called Quakers have missed                 was time to attend to his chores and          made a mistake and brought trouble to
something that cannot be replaced by             make things snug for night. Putting on        himself? If the little mistake he had              r
                                                                                                                                               jjHH                     S^ » kas done won-
any other experience in life. It must            his hat and coat he went to the barn to       made had wrought such ruin , was it not         ^^n                        J/ \ ders for me in
sorrowfully be said that the good old-           find one of his horses lying in its stall,   possible that the one Joseph made was
fashioned Quakers are rapidly disap-             giving every evidence of great pain.         so small that it should , not be counted?
pearing from the face of the earth, and          It was but a mile to the village and a       Abner's mind was getting back to the
their quaint manners, homely ways and            veterinary surgeon , and without return-     place where reasoning begins and ideas
simple piety are rapidly disappearing.           ing to the house he set out on foot to       are connected. Just then the walls of
Here and there throughout the country            bring relief for the suffering animal.       the house collapsed and a pyramid of
may be found communities where this              Just as he entered the village limits he     fire and sparks leaped to the heavens.
people dwell and prosper , living blame-         met his children walking home with the       Throwing up his arms with a groan of
less lives, friendly to all and beloved by       intention of surprising their parents.       despair Abner Hollingsworth sank td
everyone, whether their religious tenets         They stopped for only a moment, as           the ground.
are accepted or not. in such a neighbor-         Abner felt the need of going on at once,        "Abner, what does ail thee? Is thee
hood dwells Abner Hollingsworth, his             although Nathaniel offered to go for the     having a fit or did thee indulge in too                        \ \ ' ' and was a bur-
•wife Bethia, and their son and daughter,        doctor while bis father returned.            much mince pie for dinner?"                      den to myself. Was troubled with
Nathaniel and Charity , both the young              "Nay, not so," said Abner. "Do thee          The placid voice of ' Bethia sounded          smothering spells, also palpitation of
members of the family away from home             two go on and surprise thy mother and        faint and far-off at first , but by the          the heart and that bearing-dowri feel-
attending school at the time of which            tell her to have hot water in plenty         time she was through speaking Abner              ing, and could not be on my feet much.
we write.                                        against I get back to attend to the sick     had opened his eyes and was looking
  One night a year ago Abner came into           beast. I shall not be gone long," and        about him in astonishment. The fire                 "I was growing worse all the time,
the living room of his quiet home after          he trudged on.                               burned low in the fireplace, the clock           until I took your medicine.
a visit to town, where he had marketed              The veterinarian was eating his sup-      still ticked solemnly on the mantel.                "After taking three boxes of Lydia
bis hogs, and handed to his wife two            per when Abner reached his house, and            "Wasn't the barn burned? Are Na-              E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
l^ttfiPS                                         it took him a few minutes to get ready       thaniel and Charity safe ? How did               Lozenges, the tumor passed from me.
    "Read these, Bethia," he said. "I left      to go, Abner waiting for him, Then f .        thee escape?" he asked, straightening               "My health has been better ever
 my glasses at home this morning, and           was discovered that a certain drug was        up in his chair and rubbing his eyes.            since, can now walk quite a distance
 ¦what with the wind in my eyes I could         missing in the medicine case and a visit         "Thee must have had a bad dream,              and am troubled no more with palpita-
 not even read the postmarks."                  to the drug store followed, and before        from thy talk and from the groaning              tion of the heart or bloating. I rec-
    Then he took off his broad-brimmed          they got started back almost half an          thee has been doing," smiled Bethia.             ommend your medicine to all sufferers
 hat and his heavy gray overcoat, and           hour had passed.                              "I was about to waken thee to attend to          from female troubles."
 sat down to enjoy the luxury of the                As they started toward Abner 's home      the chores when thee gave a kick that
 great wood Are that burned in the wide         a red glare shot up into the sky and          Nathaniel 'could not equal and groaned             It is hardly reasonable to suppose
 fireplace. It was a pleasant place to sit      grew brighter by seconds, until the           as if thee were in mortal agony, and             that any one can doubt the efficiency
 on a cold and windy evening, the low           tongues of a great fire were plainly          opened thy eyes."                                of Mrs. Pinkham's methods and medi-
 ceiling, the whitewashed walls and the         seen .                                           Abner began to realize that he had            cine in the face of the tremendous vol* .
 warmly-tinted rag carpet blending into             "There's a big fire out your way,"        fallen asleep before the Are and                 urne of testimony.
 a harmonious whole as completely as if          said the doctor. "Can't be your place,       dreamed of his dreadful disaster, but he
 some decorator had originated the              can it?"                                      was not an emotional man. He de-
 scheme of the room.                                "I fear it is," said Abner in an agi-     liberately put on ' his hat and coat and
                                                                                              prepared to go to the barn , looking
    "John and Charity send us word," an-
 nounced Mrs. Hollingsworth after glanc-
                                                tated tone, hurrying forward. It was
                                                not long until they could assure them-        carefully to his lantern as he lighted it.       HOME MADE CHRISTMAS GIFTS,
 ing through the letters, "that the holi-       selves that Abner's barn was on fire and      Pausing at the door, he said:
                                                                                                                                               Book of Instructions for Art and Fancy
 days will begin a week earlier than             they hastened .on as fast as they could         "Bethia, do thee get supper as quickly                    Work Sent Tree.
 usual this year and that we may even            go, younger men from the village pass-       as thee can, and pack up what thee
 look for them home today or tomorrow            ing them as the alarm spread.                thinks would be needed by Joseph Mar-              It Is remarkable how much can be done In the way
 at latest."                                        The wind had been increasing as the       tin's family, and we will go to see him         of home made Christmas presents at a small expense,
                                                                                                                                              with the aid of Diamond Dyes In "Fancy Work and
    Abner was slowly counting a roll of         night deepened , and by the time Abner        this evening."                                  Art Decorations," b Mrs. Daggett, Editor of Tht
 bank notes by the lignt of the Are, and         got home his barn was a ruin and his            "I knew thee would feel like helping         Borne, ihere are some fifty illustrations of dollies ,
 for a moment he did not look up.               house, which stood to the leeward of the      him," said Bethia , although she was            table covers, scarfs, pin cushions, etc., that have
                                                barn , was a mass of roaring flame .          never more astonished in her life. But          been made by using diamond dyes. Complete In-
    "It gives me joy to hear that," he                                                                                                        structions are given In this book for making these
 said at last, folding the bills and care-      Nothing could be done to save the             she was a woman and Abner was her               various articles. It will be of great value to anyone
 fully replacing them in his ample               buildings, and as he saw them burning        husband.                                        In preparlng Cbrlstiuas presents , and Is sent free to
 leathern pocketbook , "for the house            he reflected that his insurance was                                                          any reader of farmers' Voice who sends a 2-cent
                                                                                                                                              stamp for postage to, Wells , Iilchardson & Co., Bur-
  seems lonesome and empty with no              ample and the loss would not be great.                  Alone at Christmas                    lington. Vt.
 faces in it but thine and mine. I sup-         He regretted the loss of his live stock                                                         This liberal offer Is made to advertise the reliable
 pose thee is not ready with store of           and the suffering the animals must have          If in this age of organizations in-          Diamond Dyes, and to get their 1> ok upon home dye-
 good things for the children when they         endured. He wondered how the fire             numerable there is room for one more,           ing Into the hands of women who want to dress as
                                                                                                                                              well as their neighbor, at small expense, and make
 arrive?"                                       originated , and then like a flash came       it is for an organization which would           Ihelr old clothing look like new. There la hardly
    "I warrant you they shall not starve,"      the remembrance that ne had left his          bring together, especially on Christmas,        a home where Diamond Dyes cannot be used to ad-
 returned Bethia, "and I am thankful            lantern standing just behind the sick                                                         vantage. They color faded ribbons and feathers so
                                                                                              those who are alone in the world , par-         ihat they look like new; they will dye the heaviest
 that our larder is never empty nor our          horse. It was plain to him that the          ticularly women who are alone.. I do            varments as well and make fast and beautiful colors
 hearth cold."                                   horse in its struggles had kicked over                                                       that do not fade or crock ; coats and suits can be
                                                                                              not think that many of us who have              read ly covered with these simple home dyes, and
    "Yes," assented Abner, "we have been        the lantern and fired the barn and the        our kin closest to us on Christmas day          -haliliy clotblng changed to look like new. Send to-
 prospered in field and flock , although        loss was in a measure due to himself.                                                         day fur the free bo k on fancy work. With this will
                                                                                              stop to realize what our feelings would         be sent with iut charge, colored cloth samples show-
 hogs do not sell for overmuch, nor do          He had never in all his life allowed that     be if they were not with us. It is so           ing the col >'rs made by Diamond Dyes, also their In-
 corn and wheat bring what they                 a man is not responsible for the mis-                                                         struction book for home dyeing.
                                                                                              hard to imagine ourselves in a position
 should."                                       takes he makes, and now a" mistake of         other than the one we are in. And yet
    "Still we have plenty," answered the        his own had brought dire disaster. In         that position might easily be other than
  good wife, laying the letters in her lap
 and watching the fire with a look
                                                the excitement of the moment his
                                                thoughts revolved around the great cen-
                                                                                              it is. With many that position is other
                                                                                              than God has made our own; a fact
                                                                                                                                             ,4g^ELegM WATCHES
  of calm happiness , "and we should not        tral fact of the fire; they got no further                                                   «eN^^§r               and American Gold Filled Cases
                                                                                              we are all apt to forget. We remember           .SJL„ T2t<
                                                                                                                                             , ult             Warranted i!d yeurs, me the beat for tha
 complain while there are those who lack        until a neighbor came to him and said:        some poor family at Christmas, but at
                                                                                                                                             u" 2j
                                                                                                                                                               wonoy. You should see this Great
                                                                                                                                                     j^ ^ ^ H a r g a i u before you buy.
                                                                                                                                                       ^ S
 for even necessary things. Cousin                  "Abner, where is Bethia?"                 least it is a family. It is together . The        mWf exSik, w&ft
                                                                                                                                                                      Cut ™J 0u:""J Mnd t0 u9wIth yout nwM
                                                                                                                                                JUWfM&i ^V V and address anil we gold scad you ot express
 Eunice was over this afternoon and she             He looked at his neighbor without un-     one is company for the other, even in
                                                                                                                                                                                       th lbo P ririlcS°
                                                                                                                                               jMHft^fiSrJ JS&W U*°- D'j&aLMtlon beforepajlnffacent, oneof
 says Joseph Martin and his famil y are         derstanding the import of the question.                                                                            these Sft 75 ^
                                                                                                                                              mWw9) wWQ$&!&A beautiful 14k set plated huiitin? case,
                                                                                              poverty. We remember the sick, and              liffi^^S^wffflglft stem wind
                                                                                                                                                                                    stem       watches; fitted with
  suffering from want and in deep dis-          He was stunned until he could not rea-        God blesses those who do. But I wish            MBST^Sffist^BSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                works, guaranteed a
 tress because of his illness. I was won-       son. One fact was seared into his brain,                                                      | ^ B^ )aTipg| EiiQIif sljlci ruby jeweled In appearance to uyr
                                                                                                                                              S| a     M
                                                                                                                                              M^ara|^@HBS2nllPl3 perfect ttmckwper, equal pay 2y
                                                                                              some of us might cast a look around                                            the
                                                                                                                                              HlSgj^BPMjHMg/fl ^-m c°''1 fl,lc,t wMfh 1">rrIintrd ?"*¦¦ "
                                                                                                                                                                        fiml same sniirfnctorv
                                                and that was that his wife and children
  dering if thee and me could not spare                                                       and give a thought to those who are             I^ H^ ^ |
                                                                                                                                                   S     1 /     |                                            express
                                                                                                                                                                                              you want the watch
 something from pantry and granary to           must be in the house, and with this in        not sick, who are not perhaps poor , as          VMOttJ&mxSlSNW&ti   ¦HEcnt '¦*."& Aml "press charges and
                                                                                                                                                                                 Mention if                Gent's a
                                                                                                                                                                 y Ladles' -
                                                                                                                                             Vl«E//Klrg^^[®K*is ?mnsite.
 bring cheer to them."                          his mind he began to wander around            the world judges , yet who are alone.          l>Vft\BlwPwH*CTy                           Address
                                                the burning building, peering aimlessly                                                      *$TOfflHB18SK> ^ 1HAMONB JEWELRY COv
    Abner Hollingsworth held up the hand                                                      Some girl, perhaps, alone; some wom-                 y
                                                                                                                                              \ ^g g S Sr 2si5 | CorI)orn St., Chicago, I1L
                                                                                                                                                                &          >
 in which his pocketbook was clasped            into the shadows behind the outbuild-         an alone ; some young man; some old
 and some stern lines came into his face.       ings and trees, while the crowd began         man; alone! Alone at Christmas.—La-
 Good man as he was, his morality was
 of that kind that does not condone evil
                                               to buzz with excitement as the report
                                                spread that all had probably perished         dies' Home Journal.                                                             fo $25 SAVED
                                                                                                                                                            In buyingdirect from factory. 80
 deeds of any kind , and his sympathies
 went not out to anoyne who suffered
                                                in the fire. A young man volunteered
                                               the information that Nathaniel and                FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS mothers
                                                                                              have used Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Sy-
                                                                                                                                            PIO             day* free trial. No agents targe
                                                                                                                                                            profits to pay.No money in advance
                                                                                                                                                            165 Kenwood Machine for
                                                                                                                                                             No better Machine at any price,
from his own mistakes.                         Charity had arrived on the evening                                                                           iO Arlington Marhlne for         $19.50
    "As the tree falleth so it must lie," he   train and started home, and a dreadful         rup for Children Teething. It soothes                          her Machines $8.00, *11.51) and $16.00
said at last, putting his money in. his        silence, broken only by the roar of the        the child, softens the gums, reduces in-                      1 attachments free, over 100,000in
                                                                                                                                                            i8. Catalogueand testimonials free
pocket, and Bethia, without a shadow of        fire , fell on the scene. Then interest        flammation, allays pain, cures wind col-                       rite today for special freiirht offer,
                                                                                              ic. 25c a bottle.                                               CASH BUYt?R8r UNION
disappointment in her face, picked up          centered in Abner, who was still wan-                                                        168-164 Wcit VanBu rerTst.,B-59 Ch!iolo7lTlV.
her neglected knitting and went on with        dering, dazed and speechless, about the         . Dear Editor: Do you know of boys or
her work, while silence fell between the       ruins. A new thought "came to him:             girls that want watches or cameras? We
two.                                           "As a man falleth so must he lie," kept        have quite a number to give away to           WATCH AND CHAIN FOR ONE DAY'S WORK.
   The fire glowed and flickered in the        ringing in. his brain. His own stern           bright boys or girls who will do an hour's
fireplace , the wooden clock on the man-       doctrine was brought home to him as it         work for us in their own locality. No ex-
                                                                                              perience necessary and no capital required.
                                                                                                                                                                               ^ ^pflg^QlQ
                                                                                                                                             /J»EPVM Boys and GM» can get a Kickel-Plated Watch,
tel ticked with that rising and falling        never before had been. That we are             If you will make mention of this In your      IS*      M a1 0 a cluLin an<1 Charm (or selling 11-2 dozei,
volume of sound that is apparent when          responsible for our mistakes had been          paper those who wri te us will receive full          -W '
                                                                                                                                            IP S~* Packages ol Bluine at 10 cent. each. Send your
                                                                                                                                                             adartis                             lorwarl
                                                                                                                                            VS5 0 Jf full Bluine by return mull and we willum Lilt
no other sound disturbs the silence. For       his doctrine these many years; the man         particulars by return mail.                     ^SgSSii^ ; the        post-paid, and a large Prcm'
                                                                                                              Yours truly,                     ^^^ No money required.
a long time Abner sat in his comfort-          who had stumbled and fallen should                         The Gentlewoman Pub. Co.,         BLUINE GO. Box MS, Concord Junction, Mail
able splint-bottomed arm-chair and             have looked better to his steps, he . had      German Herold Bldg., New York City, N.Y.       When writing mention The Farmers Voice.
                                                 lust like a monkey," said Miss Clarabelle,    with joy. After each child had suc-
     Our Boys and Girls                                                                                                                        ^i ytyiyiiffl^
                                                                                                                                            egp yi
                                                 with a twinkle in her eyes.                   ceeded in touching the lucky bag, it was      jt
                                                                                                                                            W fB P
                                                   Then the children got a fool's cap, and     opened and they were given a chance                if                      r-TTifc                 -:
                                                 put it on Larry 's head, and asked him        at its contents. Frank Briggs, the big
              Prince Tatters                     to sit on the dunce's stool.
                                                 • Another day Miss Sallie Slygirl spilled
                                                                                               boy of the party, drew out a small doll
                                                                                               dressed in long clothes and a muslin
Little Prince Tatters has lost his cap !         the ink, and when the teacher asked her       cap. A bright tin whistle was the prize
  Over the hedges he threw it;                   who did it, Sallie declared she didn't        of Jessie Cameron, a quiet girl who nev-
Into the river it fell "kerslap!"
  Stupid old thing to do it!                    know.                                          er made a noise. Sain Bruce drew a
Now mother may sigh and nurse may fume             Then Miss Clarabelle looked at Miss         handsome little needle case and thimble.
For the gay little cap with Its eagle plume.
"One cannot be thinking all day of such
      matters !
                                                Sallie, and crept up close to the teacher,
                                                and whenever Sallie came near her she
                                                                                               It was very funny. Some of the chil-
                                                                                               dren exchanged their prizes for' others        Be Your Own Agent. E:
                                                                                                                                            E Everytinievou buyanythingthroughan ^
Trifles are trifles!" says little Prince Tat-   would run away, with both hands over           more to their liking. When the lucky         C
                                                                                                                                           CJ       agent nr dealer you have to pay a com-         —pf
    • ters.                                                                                                                                         mission. Sometimes it amounts to bait         ; p
                                            |   her eyes.                                     tones had all selected a prize from the      i '
                                                                                                                                           1—i      the value of the article bought. Why not      1 |
Little Prince Tatters has lost his coat,           "Why, what is the reason you cover          bag the game was begun again and con-       I—i      save this amount by acting as your own        ;—|
  Playing he did not need it!                   your eyes and run away from Sallie Sly-                                                    I—I      agent! We sell you direct. from our facj      —|
Left it righ t there, by the nanny-goat,                                                       tinued until the bag was empty. Just        f -1     tory at wholesale prices. We makeittfull      _|
  "And nooody never seed it!"                   girl?" asked all the children of Miss          then supper was announced . Mrs. Chan-      f_J      lino of latest style SURREYS. BUGGIES ,       !_f
Now mother and nurse may search till                                                                                                       C        PHAETONS AND SPRING WAGONS , eachthe          L_ |
                                                Clarabelle Cleareyes.                          ning gave each child . a little gilded      fcj      Dcstofitskiiid.'Also «OOSHEN"BIOYCtES.        l3
      night                                        "Oh," said Miss Clarabelle, "I can't       wishbone tied with different colored rib-    fj       SEWINO MACH INES , AND HARNESS. All           Q
For the little new coat with Its buttons        bear to look at her. There's a fearfu l                                                    C_i      vehicles delivered F.O. B. cars at Goslien,   L_?
      bright;                                                                                 bons. The boy and girl with ribbons          f_J      Ind. or Kan. City, Ho. to_ suit purchaser.    1 |
But— "Coat-sleeves or shirt sleeves, how lit-   black creature inside of her. I can see       of the same hue were partners at sup-        6—i<     Don'tbuy until you get our free cata-         n^S
                                                                                                                                                                                                  I %
      tle it matters!                           him staring at me out of her eyes. Oh,                                                     «        loguo. Allprtcesmarkedinplainngures.
Trifles are trifles" says little Prince Tat-                                                  per and filed into the dining room to-       Fj         EDWARD W. WALKER CARRIAGE CO.                ~|
      ters.                                     it's dreadful!" said Miss Clarabelle,         gether. What a lot: of sandwiches and        Cj       26 New Street,            Goshen, Indiana.     JZ|
                                                bursting into tears.                          cakes and candies and Ices they enjoyed!     €_J      Km, City Wmromt am* <W«. ,3°s V. M St.         —|
Little Prince Tatters has lost his ball!           Then the children stood quite still           "It was all lovely," said the children                    'l,
 Rolled away down the street!                   around Miss Clarabelle and couldn 't                                                       7W iv,H*ITHTH IJl H,rriTH ' P* l
Somebody 'll have to find it, that's all,                                                     as they bade Alice and her mother good-
 Before he can sleep or eat.                    think of a word to say. Then it hap-          night, "but the best of all was the
Now raise the neighbors quickly, do,            pened that Miss Katie Kindly stepped          lucky bag."—Mary C. Spaulding.
And send for the crier and constable, too!
                                                                                                                                          SEND US ONE DOLUB .3SSS
"Trifles are trifles ; but serious matters,     forward and wiped Miss Clarabelle's
They must be seen to," says little Prince       tears away. She took the fool's cap from
      Tatters.                                  Larry's head and said pleasant words to                   Nuts to Crack                      M
                                                                                                                                          '™ ^  ^
                                                                                                                                                ^     -~r~Try-~ MMiravPm         r.
      —Laura B. Richards, in St. Nicholas.      Pattie Peters. She put her arms around           "I've had a great lesson today, chil-
                                                Sallie Slygirl , and thanked Peggie for a     dren," chattered Mrs. Squirrel, as she
      Miss Clarabelle Cleareyes                 cooky. '                                      emptied her mouth of a load of nuts
                                                   Then Miss Clarabelle gazed at Katie        in one corner of the storeroom of her
  Miss Clarabelle Cleareyes lived in the        Kindly and smiled and smiled and smil-        snug little house in the hollow beech
clouds, that Is to say, the little house        ed. And for many a day after that Miss        tree.
where for ten years she had lived with          Clarabelle followed Katie Kindly about,          "I would have been home earlier, but
her grandparents was so high up on the          with her face all wreathed in smiles.
mountain that the clouds were under-               "Why, what is the reason you -follow       it seems ag though I 'nave been detained
                                                                                              everywhere I stopped. In the first place
neath her and up above her and all              Katie everywhere?" asked all the chil-        I had to spend nearly half an hour                                                       frJlghttharges.
                                                                                                                                            Jgtk jj sent wlth Orier, or (10.50 andIs 18x17x11 top,
around her.                                     dren of Miss Clarabelle -Cleareyes.           perched upon the branch of a chestnut
                                                                                                                                            "BJB Meatae teste8xi8i oven                           )
                                                                                                                                                 ^ 21x14; height, 80% Made '""¦ neatplglron ,
  When at last Miss Clarabelle came                "Oh," said Miss Clarabelle, "I love to                                                                                              >
                                                                                                                                          large flues, cut tops, heavy out centers, heavy corners,
down out of the clouds, and went to             look at her, her face is so beautiful. And    tree while Jay and Ralph were picking       heavy linings, with very heavy sectional           fire-back,
Dame Prudence's school with other little        there are bright birds flying about her,      up nuts, and do you know those small        large bailed ash pan, slide hearth-plate and side oven-
                                                                                                                                          ehelf, pouch feed, oven door kicker, heavy tin-lined
children , it was discovered that she had       and a lovely rainbow, too, with dear, lit-    boys left the tree with only a few in       oven door, handsome nickel trimmings on doors, front,
seen a great deal that they had not seen        tle cherubs on it, showering gifts down       their pockets—for no other reason in the    sides, etc Extralarge, deep, porcelain-lined reservoir.
                                                                                                                                          BettCoal Burner made, and we furnish an extra wooa
and knew a great deal that they did             upon Katie Kindly. Such beautiful gifts !     world only that the buns were so prick-     grate, malting it a perfect wood burner.
                                                                                                                                             WE ISSUE A BIND ™ GUARANTEE with every stove,
not know.                                       Oh! such beautiful gifts!" And Miss           ly it hurt their fingers to get the nuts    tourloeal dealer would ask at least 230,00 for such a Stoves
                                                                                              out. And when I stopped for a few            order this and you will save at least *8.00. The)
   One morning, when Miss Pattie Peters         Clarabelle clasped her hands in delight.                                                  freight Is only about $1.00 for each 800miles).
came running into the schoolroom with              Then all the children stared at Katie      minutes to gather a hickory nut or two      Our New Free Stove Catalogue %ZZTmi
her eyes flashing and her heart full of         Kindly and wished they could see the          the same boys were under the hickory        Slow, ranges and heaten at «1.»5 and up. 11II9 OTJJ BM
                                                                                              tr€6                                        MO-POBKD ACME QliEES RESERVOIR.COAL STOVE at B1.50,
anger, and many a spiteful word upon            pretty birds and rainbow with the cher-                                                   one dollar with order, is a wonder of value. Order a»
her lips, then Miss Clarabelle Cleareyes        ubs upon it and all the beautiful gifts          " 'Oh, let's not s tay here,' I heard                                                     KOE'
                                                                                                                                          onee before our stock la sold. Addrex, SEAES, Falton
                                                                                              Ralph say as I dodged into a hollow         BUCK & 00., Cheapert Supply Home on Earth,            .¦
looked at Miss Pattie and shuddered;            coming down from the sky upon Katie                                                       Deiplalnea and Wayrnnn Sll., CHICAGO, ILL.          .-
                                                                                                                                            gjoara, Roebuck *Co, areIhoroujaljrellable.-B4Uor.)
and all that day and the next day, when-        Kindly.—Frances J. Delano, in Christian       log.
ever Miss Pattie appeared in sight , Misa       Register.                                        " 'No,' answered Jay, 'it don't pay to

Clarabelle covered her eyes with her                                                          pick up hickory nuts. You have to do
hands and turned her head away.                                                               so much pounding to get out the meats.
   "Why , what is the reason you cover
                                                            The Lucky Bag                     What do you say to trying some beech-
your ey' when Pattie comes 'round?"
         es                                        It was such a dainty little pink invi-     nuts?'
asked all the children of Miss Clarabelle       tation. It read as follows:                      "And do you know, I found those
Cleareyes.                                         "Alice Gertrude Channing will re-          same boys in the woods complaining
   "Oh!" said Miss Clarabelle, "I can't         ceive her friends from four to seven          about beechnuts because they were so            "A tape worm eighteen feet long at
hear, to look at her. When she opens            o'clock Saturday, November twentieth."        small. Now let me tell you the lesson         least came on the scene after my taking two
                                                                                                                                            CASCARETS. This I am sure has caused my
her mouth I see hideous snakes' tongues            All the children of Alice's age re-        those boys taught me:                         bad health for the past three years. I am still
darting out. Sometimes they strike peo-         ceived an invitation, and were in a              "Not to pass by the good things of         tailing Gascurets, the only cathartic worthy of
ple and poison them. Oh! it's dreadful!"        flutter of excitement. Alice Channing's       life for lack of patience to remove the       notice by sensible people."
                                                                                                                                                          GEO . W. BOWLES, Balrd, Mass.
said Miss Clarabelle, shuddering.               birthday parties were always very en-         prickly burrs in order to get at them;
   Then all the children were frightened,       joyable, and it was whispered that this       not to miss many beautiful experiences
                                                                                              on account of the dread of the hard

and begged Miss Pattie Peters to keep           was to be more delightful than usual.                                                       M \?MCATHARTIC
her mouth closed just as tightly as she            "We are to play a fine new game,"          knocks which are necessary to bring                                                          ^
could.                                          Alice confided to her dearest playmate,       them out; not to pass by unheeded the
   Another day, at noon, when the chil-         Mary Griswold, who lived just across          little courtesies and kindnesses shown
dren were eating their lunch out of their       the street, "I must not tell you the          us by our friends because they seem                              TRADE MARK REOISTCRED
tin dinner-pails , Miss Clarabelle noticed      name of the game, for mamma said we           small."—Chicago Record.                         ^B
                                                                                                                                                ^^                                   ^
                                                                                                                                                                                    ^ ^
that Miss Peggie Payup ate her lunch            must keep it a secret and surprise all
very fast indeed , and did not once re-         the children."                                  The Creek and Cherokee Indians will
member to offer anyone a bite. And                 When the eventful hour for the party       soon hold a special council to consider        Pleasant, Palatable, Potent, Taste Good. Do
afterward she took all the cookies that         arrived children from all parts of the        the acceptance of the Dawes bill, which       Good, Never Sicken, Weaken, or Gripe. 10c. 26c, 50o.
the children offered her, and never said,                                                                                                     ...     CURE CONSTIPATION.                           .
                                                town went tripping toward Alice's             they recently rejected.                       Sterling Kerned; Compnnr, Chicago, Montreal, Ken York. 313
"Thank you!"                                    house. All the boys and girls carried
   Then Miss Clarabelle looked at Miss          bags which contained their party slip-          Recruiting offices for a new Canadian       II(1 Tfl DAP Sold and guaranteed by all drug-
                                                                                                                                            HU* I U'DAu gists to CUKE Tobacco Habit.
Peggie; and, for days and days together,        pers.                                         army are being organized in the Domin-
whenever Miss Peggie appeared in sight .           After the little guests had played sev-    ion.
Miss Clarabelle covered her eyes with           eral merry games Alice's mother said:
her hands and turned her head away.             "Now , children, let us see how many
   "Why, what is the reason you cover           of you can touch the lucky bag."
your eyes when Peggie comes 'round?"               "The lucky bag!" exclaimed the chil-           Is the bab y too thin?
asked all the children of Miss Clarabelle
                                                 dren. "Why, what is that?"                       Does he increase too slow-
                                                   A mysterious red bag had hung all

                                                                                                                                               Best Line
   "Oh," said Miss Clarabelle, "I can't         the afternoon in the hall doorway. It          ly in wei ght?
bear to look at her. She has a head             was very large and bulky. The chil-
like a pig's head, with horrid , shut-up        dren had wondered whai. it could be,              Are you in constant fear
eyes, and a great, long nose. And she           but when Alice led them straight to it,
eats, oh, so fast! It's disgusting!" said                                                      he will be ill?                                                        TO

                                                they knew this large red object must
Miss Clarabelle.
   Then the children begged Miss Peggie
                                                be the lucky bag.                                 Then give him more flesh.
                                                   "This bag is filled with some pretty
Payup to eat her lunch at home.                 little gifts," said Alice's mamma. "But        Give him more power to
   The next day, when all the little boys

                                                you must each earn your prize. Mary,
and girls stood in a row to read their          I will blindfold you and turn you around
                                                                                               resist disease. He certainl y
lessons, Larry Lazyboy wouldn't hold up
his head and speak his words distinctly;
                                                three times. Then you must try to              needs a fat-forming food.
                                                 touch the lucky bag. Every child who
and , as for studying his lessons, he            succeeds in touching the bag has a right         Scott 's Emulsion is j ust                                    AND THE—
wouldn't do it at all, but sat in his seat

                                                 to take something from it."
with his head dropped down and his                 What a merry time they had! Mary            that food. It will make the
mouth open.
   Then Miss Clarabelle looked at Larry
                                                 was so bewildered when her eyes were          bab y plump ; increase the
Lazyboy and her eyes began to twinkle;           bandaged that she walked directly
but she covered them ' with her hands            away from the lucky bag to the piano.         wei ght; bring color to the
                                                 As each child is allowed to make three                                                         CITY TICKET OFFICE!
and turned her head away.                        attempts, Mary touched the mantel the         cheeks, and prosperity to the               gag Cmnn STBMT .  -   CweaVtV
   "Why, what is the reason you cflver
your eyes when Larry is near?" asked all         next time; and toe third time she             whole body. Thin children

the children of Miss Clarabelle Clear-           walked straight to the lucky bag.                                                            CEARHART'8 IMPROVED FAMILY
eyes.                                               Grace Farnsworth was more success-         take to it as naturall y as they
                                                 ful , and touched the bag the first time
   "Oh," said Miss Clarabelle, "I can't
                                                 she made the attempt.                         do to their milk.                              TJheapest and
                                                                                                                                                                                     ¦ ¦ ¦
                                                                                                                                                                 Sell 12 and get jonra free.
bear to look at him. His head is 'way                                                                                                     ^ forpartlculars,, samples of work knit on
                                                                                                                                          Send               and
down between his shoulders, and he                  It was really very exciting! The chil-              50c andli.oo, all druggists.      my new Ribbing Attachment. Yarn in stock. Address
hasn 't any forehead at all, and he looks         dren laughed and clapped their hands             SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists Ntw York,
                                                                                                                              ,           J. E. UEARUAItT, Box 100 CLEARFIELD, PA.
               The Markets

                                                    lie JOVft*STOC '
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              Live Stock Market
          Cattle quotations are as follows:
        Fancy, native steers, 1500(01700 lbs.$5.75@6.25

                                                    I ^TVE:UNION STOCK YXRDSOM , III9.*                                                                                                  I
        Choice to extra steers , 1300@1500

                                                                     K C
       Good to choice steers , 120001500 lbs. 5.6005.65
        Fat , plain steers , 130001500 lbs       4.6505 00
        Common butcher steers                      ¦
        Fat, handy steers, 100001150 lbs.... 4.5004.90
       Good to choice cows arid heifers... 3.4004.7.)                       , CHICAGO                                                                                                   ¦
       Fair to good cows and heifers            3.00@3.S5 8L1E          ittfift UNION SfrocnYWJDS. SOUTH OMAHA. NEB.AND KANSAS CITY. M&                                                   018
       Medium cows                              HS@2-S
       Eoor and good canning cows               2.0002.50
       Blockers and feeders, 6005)1100 " lbs. 2.6504.50
                                                   OUR WEEKLY REVIEW
       Native veal calves , 1000400 lbs         4.0006.75                                                ply, but there is not enough advance heavy, were left unsold at the close.
       Export bulls                             JH5SH5                                                   to encourage buyers to pay much high- Tuesday, 8,669, a very moderate supply
       Feeding and bologna bulls                2.40©3.2»                                                er prices in the country. In regard to but enough for all demands. There
         Wisconsin Cattle-                                                                               the prospect we would say that from was a little more competition and in
            Best cows                           2.i5@3.15
            Fair to good cows                   2.4002.70 Recei pts To-day, 6,500 Cattle, present indicati ons there Js no surplus some cases prices were a little strong-
            Canning cows                        2.0002.50                                                of ripe cattle in the country and we er on the most desirable grades. Some
        ' Oxen
                                               3.0004.00           50,000 Hogs, 8,000 Sheep              look for that kind to sell at very satis- Christmas lambs sold at $5.35 and $5.40;
            Bulls                               2.4003.15                                                factory figures right along. It certain- heavy sheep sold very slow. Wednes-
            Calves                             4.0006.75                                                 ly looks as though it would be advis- day, 16,270, buyers were very indifferent.
            Stockers (500 to 700 lbs.)
            Feeders (750 to 950 lbs.)
                                               3.0003.  65
                                               3.0003.75 Cattle Market                  Sh de
                                                                                   Strong,       a       able for men who have got their cat- There was but little demand for any-
                                                                                                        tle about half ready to finish them be- thing except good lambs and good light
         Hogs—Quotations were as follows:
       Good to choice heavy                    3.3503.40                      Higher                    fore marketing. It looks as though the weight sheep and yearlings, Heavy
      Heavy mixed                              3.3003.35                                                chances would be better for them to sheep were hard to sell, especially ewes.
       Good medium                              3.350340                                                make money if they finished their stuff The late market was very weak. Thurs-
       Sorted light                            3.3003.35
      Rough heavy                              3.2503.30          Hog Market 5 to 10c Lower             out than to sell the half fat cattle and day, about 8,000, with but little change
      Ligh t mixed                             3.2503.30                                                keep their corn. A good deal of this in the market from yesterday. The good
      Skips and pigs                             -
                                            .v3.OO03.15                                                 year's crop will be rather soft and will lambs, ligh t weight sheep and yearlings
      Stags and rough sows                     2.i5@3.2i>
                                                                                                        not pay to keep for market and there were about all that buyers wanted. The
         Sheep—Quotations were as follows:                                         Sl w
                                                                    Sheep Market Very o                 is no place it will do as well as to feed bulk of the good lambs sold at $5 to
      Good to choice native wethers            4.0004.25                                                it to cattle. We haVe had some goad $5.40 and sheep mostly at $3.50 to $4
      Good mixed sheep                  ¦     3.7504.00
      Heavy ewes                        •     3.2503.75                                                 Christmas cattle here, three head hav- Receipts, with the exception of Monday,
      Common sheep                            2.0003.00                       NOTICE.                   ing sold at $6.75. This was a crazy have been moderate; the market has
      Bucks                                   2.5003.25
      Good to choice yearlings                4.0004.50        The war revenue bill that went Into price for them and is no criterion of been very slow all week with but very
      Good western sheep                      3.5004.00                                                 merit in the seller or the comparative little competiti on on the bulk of the
      Good to choice lambs                    5.0005.40 effect July 1 1898, provided for a tax value- of the cattle with others sold. sheep and lambs offered for sale.
                                                                          ,                                                                                                                   A
      Fair to good lambs                      4.5005.00
      Cull lambs                              3.7504.50 on sales of produce, merchandise, etc., There - has been a good many sales at few lots of extra good Christmas lambs
      Mexican yearlings                       4.2504.60                                                $5.85  to $6.15 • and weight has not cut have sold at fairl y good prices, at $5.30
                                                             at any board of trade or similar place much figure, it has depended on quality to $5.40. The bulk of the lambs are
                LIVE STOCK BY TELEGRAPH                      at the rate of one cent for any sale and finish. We regard next week's pros- selling at $4.75 to $5.25, with cull lambs
                                                                                                       pect as good on all desirable stuff and at $3.50 to $4.50. Heavy sheep have
       South Omaha—Cattle—Native beef steers , amounting to one hundred dollars and where anyone is fixed to keep it we been badly neglected all week , prices
     J4.2O05.3O: western steers, ?3.70©4.30 ; Texas                                                    certainly think it advisable to ship are generally 15 to 20 cents lower than
     steers, $3.5004 ; cows and heifers, $304.50; one cent for each additional one hun- nothing that is not ready for market. at last week'
     eanners, $203; stackers and feeders; $3.25                                                                                                                    s close. The bulk of the
     04.40; calves, $406.75; bulls , stags, etc., $2.25 dred dollars or fraction thereof. The We would advise the marketing of any- westerns are selling at $3.65 to $4, ex-
    03.85. Hogs—Heavy, $3.3003.35: mixed, $3.30                                                        thing ready, as we have said before.         tra native wethers $4 to $4.25, heavy
    ©3.32%; light . $3.3503.40; pigs, $3.03.30; bulk commission men held that the stock                                                             native ewes $3.25 to $3.50, yearling
    at $3.32^03.35. Sheep-Native muttons , $3.50
    04.30; western muttons, $3.3004.10; stockers, yards was not "a similar place" and                                                               wethers $4.25 to $4.50, common to fair
    $2.5003.60; lambs, $4.2505.25.                                                                                          HOGS.                   sheep $2 to $3.25. We do not look for
                                                            that sales made there were not subject
       Kansas City.—Cattle—Native steers, $2.55                                                           The receipts of hogs so far this week any particular improvement in the mar-
   ©fi; Texas steers, $304.85; Texas eows, $1.80 to the tax. The United States commis- are about 196,400 against 190,451 for ket and would advise light shipments
    03.10; native cows and heifers, $1.5004 ;                                                         the same time last week and prices to-
    stockers and feeders , $2.6004.15 ; bulls, $2.50 sioners of internal revenue decided that day are 5 cents lower than they were a for next week's market.
    03.50. Hogs—Bulk of sales, $3.3003.40; heav-
    ies, $3.3003:45; packers, $3.2503.45; mixed , it is "a similar place" and ordered the week ago to-day and the lowest they
   $3.2603.42%; lights, $3.1503.35; Yorkers, $3.30                                                    have been so far this year. On Mon-
   03.35; pigs, $2.9003.27%'. Sheep-Lambs, $3.40 tax to be collected. The United States day we had a smaller run of hogs than                                        PERSONALS
   05.00; muttons, $2.5004.20.
                                                            judge here upheld his decision. Here- was expected , and prices were a shade              For tables of quotations of prices of
       St. Louis.—Cattle—Native shipping steers,
   $4.2565.40; light and dressed beef and butch- after there will appear on all ac- higher and trade quite active. After the cattle, hogs and sheep see first column.
   er steers; $305.30; stockers and feeders ,                                                         most of the hogs were sold the trade            We are not responsible for any opin-
   $2.3004.40; cows and heifers , $204.50 ; Texas count sales, an item of tax at the above weakened some and quite a number of
   and Indian steers, $2.7504.30; cows and                                                                                                         ions expressed in this paper , except on
   heifers, $2.5003.25. Hogs-Yorkers , $303.10; rate, which we are bound by law to the late arrivals were left over.                         On this page.
   packers, $3.2503.40; butchers , $3.3503.52'^.                                                      Tuesday we did not have quite so many
                                                            collect and turn over to the govern- as was expected and the market was                   Look out for scabby sheep or hogs
                                                            ment.                                     strong to 5 cents higher than Monday. with boils, as Uncle Sam is after them,
                    Market Review                                                                     The trade was active throughout the and they will not sell with straight stuff.
                         Chicago , Dec. 14, 1898.                                                     morning and about everything was sold.          Do not change consignments from a
      Wheat opened strong, although some dis-                                CATTLE                   On Wednesday we had 55,660 hogs and firm you know to be honest and hard
   appointment was being expressed at the                               Thursday, Dec. 15, 1898.      a decidedly weak feeling in the trade. workers to ship to a firm represented by
   small response Liverpool was making to
   yesterday's unusual advance on this side,                  This week's cattle run up to to-night The market opened about 5 cents lower a man hired for the purpose of blowing
   December whea t at Liverpool was Md lower will be only 33,600 against 50,915 for and closed almost 10 cents lower lhan his horn for them. There have been so
   and March unchanged from yesterday 's the same time last week. The total on Tuesday; quite a number of hogs many failures among commission
   closing quotations at time of opening here.                                                                                                                                            men
   Minneapolis and Duluth receipts, however, last week was 54,060 against 46,995 in coming on late trains had to be held it pays to be careful whom you ship to.
   numbered only 716 cars, compared with 1          ,200 1897 and 55,940 in 1896. The market over. To-day, with 13,000 hogs held
   AYednesday a week ago, and Chicago got                                                            over from yesterday and 50,000 fresh re-        Our quotations on steers are for good
   214 cars, against 334 last year. The reduction has not showed very much change since ceipts the buyers were very slow to quality corn-fed. In consulting tables
   in- .northwestern receipts was the feature of our last report. There has been the
   the early news that traders laid hold of , same inquiry for good stuff and the take hold and when they did start they of quotations allowance should be made
   and at the same time there was an under- same hard work to dispose of the other bought their hogs 10 cents lower than for variations in quality, as weight cuts
   current of hopefulness among local traders                                                                                                      very little figure if the stock lacks style
   because of a spirit of speculation that had kind. Friday with 3,033 and only a yesterday morning. The packers are or finish , and values vary
   arisen and was gradually finding its way medium quality of stock in the receipts getting so much pork on hand that they                                                       from 50 cents
   into the wheat market. May wheat , that trade showed a little change. Monday have a good deal of trouble storing it to $1 per hundredweight , according to
  closed at 60c sellers the day before, opened                                                                                                     these points.
   with buyers at from Gli©6G'/6c to 66%066',4c, we had 14,398 and although the run and if these heavy receipts continue
   and quickly made a further advance to was light the demand was not great prices will go lower in spite of the good                                Dehorned cattle sell better than
   66%@66%c. Other domestic markets were enough to make the figures show much demand. The shippers are buying quite horned cattle for all purposes . They are
   fully in accord with the bullishness here,
  while prominent outside short sellers hav- variation. All the ripe cattle of good a lot of hogs now, which is considerable preferred by shippers, slaughterers or
  ing wheat sold in Chicago were again cred- style sold readily at strong prices, but help to us on the best hogs. There exporters. They look better , feed better,
  ited with a good share of the early buying. the half fat steers were hard to dispose are a good many heavy packing hogs sell better and kill better. The man that
      The market weakened near the end on
  the taking of profits by a number of those of even at what they did bring. Tues- coming and the big heavy ones are slow feeds horned cattle is handicapped from
  who bought yesterday, and , while believing day with 2,607 it was about the same. sellers, some of the packers refusing to 10 to 25 cents per hundredweight in
  in a further advance, wished to secure the Wednesday with another short run of buy any at all. The range of prices most cases.
  profit in hand. May wheat ranged from
  (i5%065%c to 66%@66%c, closing at its lowest 10,155 we had a good strong trade on between the best and the worst is very                           We desire to call the attention of our
  point .                                                  the best, but no satisfaction in dispos- small and 10 cents covers a great many
      Corn averaged strong, although business ing of the others. Thursday, with es- hogs. With average receipts we do not patrons to the fact that we have made
  was not particularly brisk , and there was                                                                                                      arrangements so that any stock con-
  an evident disposition on the part of fongs timated receipts of 6,500, the continued expect any further decline, but if the signed to us at Union Stock Yards ,
  to dispose of some corn on hard spots. light supply at last braced things up a                     receipts continue as heavy as they are                                                So.
  The receipts ' were 73 cars less than expect- little and the general trade was 10 cents at present we shall have lower prices. Omaha, Neb., Kansas City, Mo. , or St.
  ed, the number inspected into store being                                                                                                       Joseph, Mo., will receive the best of at-
  352. Liverpool quoted spot corn W higher, better and about everything was closed The shipping demand at present is best tention. In shipping
 with futures unchanged . The primary west- out in pretty good season. The mar- for choice hogs weighing around 300 markets consign yourto either of these
 ern markets received 779,000 bushels , against ket on butcher stuff is a little better on pounds , or even heavier, if they are                                             stock to John
 633,000 bushels a year ago. Atlantic port                                                                                                        Adams' Sons & Kitchin and it will be
 clearances were 261,000 bushels. Weakness the average than last week. Veal calves                  really choice.                                promptly cared for by our representa-
 in wheat had an unfavorable influence on are in good demand and light supply,                                                                    tives, to whom we have given an open
 corn near the close; causing the loss of a the top selling at $6.75, with the bulk                                       SHEEP
 slight gain made earl y in the day and de-                                                                                                       order for that purpose.
 veloping into a net decline of Uc. May op- selling at $6.00 to $6.50 for such as are                   The receipts of sheep this week up
 ened at from 34M.034%c to 34%c, sold at 31%c fit for veal purposes. Export bulls have to date will be about 54,200 against 61,-                     Club together and order a car load of
 and from that down to 34^©34%c , the lat- sold a little better. Feeders have not                                                                 oil-cake in 100-pound bags of th&
 ter being bid at the close.                                                                        G39 for the same time last week. Mon- Wright & Hills Linseed Oil
     Oats were dull and %@'Ac lower, due to varied much. The receipts- have been day with 21,330, mostly fed western                                                                Company,
 the influences of wheat and corn. There light and the demand the same, as men sheep, the market was very dull, sheep corner Twenty-second and Lumber
was little business transacted. The cash have made up their minds they have                                                                       streets. They sell a first-class article,
market was firm to 'Ac higher. Clearances                                                           sold mostly 10 to 15 cents lower, the and they quote it at $22.00 a ton in car-
from the seaboard were 37,180 bushels.                   been paying too much for their cattle bulk at $3.75 to $4 for fed westerns,
    Rye was firm and with cash and Decem- in the face of higher prices for corn natives $3.50 to $4, yearling wethers load lots. Any one who will visit their
ber l%e higher ] and May unchanged. May                                                                                                          factory will be satisfied that with the
sold early at 53 ^c and later at 53%c, where and no prospect of higher prices for $4.25 to $4.50. The lamb market was care they take in their process there is
It closed. December sold at 55c,>. .closing fat steers. Springers are ' in good de- very slow, fair to good Iambs selling
with sellers at 54%c. New York . reported mand if good. Wisconsin stock has sold at $4.50 to $5.10, with a few extra good no better cake made in the United
25 boat loads taken, there for export.                                                                                                           States. Yours truly,
   Barley market was steady at unchanged a shade better . owing to the light sup- at $5.25. About 5,000 sheep, mostly                                      John Adams' Sons & Kitchin.
                                                                                                              WRIGHT & HILLS LINSEED OIL CO.,
 prices. Malting grades ranged from 41c to ¦           'Cauliflower-Long Islarid, $303.50 per brl
 49c.                                           "    . Squash—Hubbard , per ton, $8010,
Articles—     Open. High. Low. Dec.14.Dec.13.                              WOOL
AVheat-                                                                                                                    22d and Lumber Sts., CHICAGO.
  Dee         $ i64% $ .65 .$ .64% $ .04% $ .64%          The following Is taken from Bradstreet's:
 ¦May ..;.... M % .66% .65% .65% .65%                 The market Is showing fair . activity as a
                 65      .65   .64%. .64% .64Ms       whole, and at the lower basis of price es-
                                                      tablished manufacturers are disposed to          jlanufaoture and Sell UNSEED OIL CAKE from Recleaned Flaxseed.
 •Dec           .33% .33% .33% .33% .33%              take more wool.The sales in Boston this                    Can furnish Meal Pea Size, Nut Size, in 100-pound bags, on the
  May            34% .34% .34% .34% .34%              week foot up in excess of 5,000,000 lbs, of                             bails of value for Export Trade.
  July           35% .8514 -34% .34% .35              which about 1,500,000 lbs were foreign. The
Oats-                                                 latter wools hold strong in price, and buy-
  Dee            26% ' .26% .2614 .26% .26%           ers who require • supplies are able to get
  May-          .26% .26% .26V4 .26% .26%             no concessions. Of the sales mad e, about
  Following figures show the receipts and
shipments of the undermentioned articles:
              —^Received             Shipped—
                                                     1  ,000,000 lbs were Australian , some of the
                                                      larger mills having taken quite large lots,
                                                     and are negotiating on other large lines.
                                                                                                       BEE-KEEPERS WJt prices. Send forSUPPLIES
                                                                                                          IN THE MARKET ud tell them at low     Free Illustrated Catalogs*
  Articles—         1898. 1897. 1898. 1897.          These wools are being offered several cents                add Price List.                     G, B. LEWIS CO., Watertown, Wii.
Flour, brls                                           per pound below the cost to import new.
                    65,072 33,199 47,103 19,903       supplies, and every sale made cuts into
AVheat, bu         230,750 343,567 17,724 9,100      the available supply here just that amount.
Corn , bu          481,710 268,411 68,431 47,948     More fleece wools have been sold this week,
Oats, bu           675,800 613,387 189,570 247,043                                                     Arkansas and Texas. It snowed all day        against $1,685,040 for November last
Rye, bu             59,950 21,750 9,397 1,053        about 750,000 lbs washed clothing and de-         to within eighty miles of New Orleans,       year, both showing a material decrease.
Barley, bu         187,458 94,938 14,662 • 8,603     laines being taken, but mostly on private
Timothy-sd; lbs.273,200 178,750                      terms, which would indicate some conces-          the show being from six to twelve            The imports of sugar, however, in-
Clover-sd , lbs.... 1 ,600 84,000
                     1                               sions. Unwashed fleeces are selling fair-         inches deep. South of that point a cold      creased from" $2,275,307 in November ,
Other seeds, lbs. 90,000 121,780 69,592              ly and also pulled wools. Territory wools         sleet fell continually with light flurries   1897, to $3,637,495, or about 50 per cent.
Flaxseed, bu .... 15,250 20,000              9,991   are in fair demand, sales Including about
Broom c'n , lbs. 81.250 84,350 36,920 33,280         1 ,800,000 lbs on basis of 40045c scoured .       of snow. Heavy losses in crops and             The Indiana State Horticultural so-
                                                                                                       cattle and great suffering among the         ciety is in session at Indianapolis this
                                                                                                      poor are reported. The blizzard follow-
               FLOUR AND GRAIN                               The Big Poultry Show                      ed a week of continuous rain, which had
                                                                                                       interrupted the harvesting of the crops.       The Northern Pacific will build 566
   Corn—No . 2, in store, 33%c; No. 2 white ,           January 9 to 14 is the date set for the                                                     miles of branch lines in Washington.
33%c; No. 2 yellow, 34©34%c ; No. 3, new,            poultry show at Chicago at which the              In north Louisiana the cotton still
31Vi@31%c; No. 3 yellow, new, 32c. Sales                                                                                                              Official reports testify to the value of
by sample, free on board , were: No. 2, 34c;         Illinois Poultry association and the Na-          standing in the fields unpicked was
No. 2 white, 34c; No. 2 yellow, 34%©34%c;            tional Fanciers' association of Chicago           beaten by the, storm, and it is thought      carrier pigeons during the late war.
No . 3, new, 31%©31%c; -No. 3 yellow, new,           will unite their forces and hold a show           improbable that any of it can be pick-         Chicago is having a cat show with a
 • Oats-No. 3 white, in store, 27%@28%c; No.         that will stand as the best and largest           ed with advantage now. The sugar crop        large number of entries.
4 white, 27©27%c. Sales by sample, free on           in this country so far . The Illinois             is even worse. The orange crop is
board , were: No. 3, 26%©2G%c; No. 3 white,          association has a regular appropriation           slightly injured , the oranges being
28©?8%c; No. 2, 27c; No . 2 white, 28%@29%c;
No . 4 white, 27%©28c.                               from the state every year, and every               blown from the trees by the storm.               Louisa Alcott as a Funmaker
   Flour—Winter wheat patents , $3.35@3.60           cent of this money must be used in giv-
in wood; straights, $2.7503 in sacks; special        ing premiums, no part of it being avail-             The announcement is made that the            "One evening, a few months after
brands, hard spring patents, $404.15; bak-           able for paying the expenses of the               Cleveland Linseed Oil company has            their return to Concord to live, my sis-
ers', $2.25@2.34; rye flour , $2.6002.80.                                                               been absorbed by the trust and its ex-      ter and I accompanied our mother on
   Seeds—Flaxseed, No. 1 northwestern,               show. This assures the payment of
$1.0901.09%; timothy, $1.9502.25 per 100 lbs;        premiums promptly and in full and will            istence as an independent concern will       a call on the Alcotts," writes Edward
clover, $50)6.50 per 100 lbs.
¦ Wheat—Winter-No. 2 red, G7@6S%c; No. 2             bring out a large exhibit.                        cease very shortly.                          W. Emerson of "When Louisa Alcott
red, 64@67c ; No . 2 hard , 63%@64c; No. 3              The show will be held in Tattersall's,             It is reported that Gov. Leedy will      was a Girl," in the December Ladies'
hard , 62©63%c.                                      now the largest place in Chicago de-               issue a call for an extra session of the    Home Journal. "Before we left Louisa
   Spring—No. 1 northern , 64%@66c; No. 2            voted to exhibitions , and one which is            Kansas legislature to enact a maximum       was persuaded by her mother to do
northern , 63%@64%c; No. 3, 61%@64%c.                                                                   freight rate law.
   Barley—Feed lots, 40@40%c; malting                admirably fitted for this purpose,, being                                                      something for our amusement. She dis-
grades, 41049c.                                      warm, light and well ventilated. A                    An English syndicate is negotiating      appeared and soon came in transformed .
   Rye—No. 2, to go to store, 55c; No. 3, 55c;       number of the special poultry clubs will                                                        Her hair, which girls in those days
No. 4, 63%c.                                                                                            for the purchase of all the Cleveland
   Bran—No sales reported.                           hold their meeting and award their spe-            street railways, as well as all the su-     wore . brushed low and braided , was
                                                     cial prizes at this show , and the exhibit         burban lines in and about Cleveland.         twisted- up into a lictle knob on her
               HAY AND STRAW                         of incubators, brooders, bone mills and                                                        head so tight that she could hardly
                                                     poultry supplies of all kinds will be                 The transport Michigan , having on       wink. The broad collar, white under-
  Hay-Timothy, poor to choice, $6.5009.50
per ton; prairie, poor to choice, from $4 to         very la,rge.                                       board the 1st and 2d battalions of the      sleeves and hoopskirt of the day were
$10 per ton.                                            The great middle west is becoming               2d Illinois infantry, and the Panama,       gone, and she appeared in an ugly,
  Straw—Rye, $606.50; wheat and oat, $4.60           a noted poultry-producing sectiohj-JJaihd          bringing Gen. Fitzhugh Lee and his          scant, brown calico dress, with bloomer
©5.                                                  the numerous poultry show's held iff the          staff , arrived at Havana Tuesday.           trousers to match , blue stockings and
                                                     states along the Mississippi rivenf this              The new management of the Balti-         coarse shoes. She had a manuscript in
             THE PRODUCE MARKET                      season show the interest ,- that is being          more and Ohio will be given $5,000,000      one hand and a pen in the other, which
   Game—Prairie chickens, per doz, $606.50;          felt in pure-bred poultry. It is ' ' these         with which to improve and equip the         she thrust behind her ear and began
 partridges, per doz , $606.50; quail, per doz,      shows that add to the interest in the                                                          a harangue on the 'Rights of Woman ,'
 $101.25; ducks, per doz, mallards, $3.6003.75;                                                        road.
 red heads, $3.6004; teal , bluewl n g, $202.25;     business and build it up, and every one                                                        and offered and at once proceeded to
 teal, green wing, $1.50: small, mixed , $1.25©      of them should be well patronized.                   Max A. Lazar who, with his brother
                                                                                                       and brother 's wife, was indicted for at-    read in strident tones a gem of thought
 1.50 ; canvasbacks, $509 ; plover, golden,                                                                                                         which she had just turned out, called
 $1.50; jacksnipe, per doz , $1.2501.50; venison,                                                      tempting to smuggle diamonds into this
 saddles, per lb, 9010c; bear saddles, 12c;
                                                                    News Notes                         country, has compromised with the gov-       'Hoots of a Distracted Soul in the Wil-
 rabbits, per doz, 60080c; squirrels, per doz,                                                                                                      derness.' She then passed on to other
 25040c.                                                                                               ernment by paying the sum of $38,000.
   Butter—Creameries — Extras , 19©19%c;         The Farmers' National congress                                                                     confirmatory manuscripts that she pro
 firsts,; 17018c; seconds, 14015c; imitations,which held its annual session at Ft.                        The court of inquiry to investigate the   fessed to be editing—travesties on her
 fancy; 14015c; June creameries, 170118c. Dai-Worth , Tex., was one of the most im-                    loss of the Maria Theresa while being        father 's writings, I think—certainly on
 ries—Extras, 17%@18c; firsts , 15016c; sec-  portant meetings of that body ever held,                 towed from Santiago to Newport, has          those of my father 's under the name of
 onds; 15c. Ladles—Extras. 13014c; firsts, 12
 @12%c; packing stock, U@12%c; roll butter ,  A tour of a large section of the state                   exonerated all concerned.                    Rolf Walden Emerboy. Mr. Alcott came
 12@I3c.                                      was made by the delegates as guests                         It is reported that there is a strong     in from his study to hear , and however
   Cheese-rFulI Creams—Twins, 9V£©10c; fa-
 vorites, 9%©10c; Cheddars, 8%©9c; Young      of the state, and the program was of                     demand for money in Nebraska at 8 per        little he could understand such mani-
 Americas, 10©10%c. Special Makes—Brick.      rare excellence from the standpoint of                   cent to be invested in cattle and lands.     festations of the spirit of prophecy, he
 9©9%c; Limburger. 8@8%c; Swiss, drum, 10     practical agriculture. The resolutions                                                                seemed to feel the pride of a parent
 ©10%c; Swiss, block , 9©9%c.                                                                             Senator William Mason of Illinois will
   Broom Corn—Short and common , per ton,     adopted favor the protection of our                      devote his energies during the present       in his daughter 's wit."
 $40050; self-working, fair to choice, $50@65;coast line and the building and control                 session of congress to securing the pas-
 dwarf , $45065; hurl, common to choice,      of the Nicaraguan canal by the govern-
 green , $50070. •                                                                                    sage of a postal savings bank bill.
   Veal-50060-lb weights, 4©5c; 60©75-lb      ment; also the . building of the Henne-                                                                         ~IM ACRES—13 GBEEMQ IISES...
 weights . 5%@6c; 75©100-lb weights, 6%©7c;   pin canal; sugar beet culture , annexa-                     Larry Becker, a pugilist, was brutally                                                    ^

                                                                                                                                                     TREES AND PUNTS
 100©110 lb weights, 7%08c; coarse and
         .-                                   tion, state legislation and aid for good                beaten in a prize fight at Paterson, N.
heavy, 5c.                                    roads, legislation to prevent importa-                  J., Monday night. He is not expected
   Fresh Fish—Black bass, 11011^0; pike, 6                                                            to recover.
06%c; pickerel , 5@5%c; buffalo and carp, 2c. tion for the spread of growth of nox-
Beeswax—Poor to' choice, 18025c per lb.       ious weeds, legislation permitting the                      It is estimated that since the chinch       Wt ofler a large and fine stock of every
   Beans—Pea Beans—Hand picked , sacks                                                                bug first appeared in 1785, it has de-
included , new, $1.1001.12%; mediums, new,    sale or lease of national arid lands, free                                                                           description of
hand-picked , $1.07%@1.10.                    rural mail delivery, giving states and                  stroyed $330,000,000 worth of grain in                 FKIT MID 0RNAUEHTAL TREES
   Poultry—Turkeys, young stock and old       territories public powers over artificial               the United States.
hens, He; chickens, 6©7c; ducks, 6%©7c ;      food products handled by interstate                                                                    mmjOSEJ..HHES..SNAtLFRUITS.BED6E HUTS
geese, 7%08%c.                                                                                            Holland has become so densely popu-
   Hides—Green salted , heavy, 8%c; green
salted, damaged , 7%c ; calf , No. 1 10%c ;
                                              commerce, even though in original                       lated that emigration is necessary, and              nanTREE AND FOREST TREE SEEOLIIB
                                              packages; state trademarks, so that ' the               a member of the Dutch parliament is in              Priced Catalogue Mailed Tree.
calf , No. 2, 9c.                             state in which food products originate                                                                              Established 1852.
   Eggs—Loss off. cases     returned , 22@22%c;                                                       this country looking over the situation
cooler stock, 14@16%c.                        may be known ; purely American mail                     with a view to bringing many Holland-
   Tallow—No. 1 solid packed , 3c; No. 2,
2%c; cake. 3%c.
                   ,                          service to foreign parts ; legislative pre-
                                              vention of false branding of dairy prod-
                                                                                                      ers here.                                      PHOENIXeumURSERY C OMPANY
                                                                                                                                                          w             0«, ( ¦
   Pigeons—Tame, thin to fat , 50c@$1.50 per                                                              The sugar crop of the Hawaiian isl-                      to Sitae; Tuttlt a .
doz.                                          ucts; improvements of rivers and har-                   ands for the year ending September 30,
   Buckwheat Flour-Sold at $1.7502 per 100    bors ; restricting the adulteration of                                                                      — kKOOMINGTON , ILLINOIS.!
lbs.                                                                                                  1898, as compiled by the Planters' asso-
   Popcorn—Choice old , $101.25 per 100 lbs.  food and farm products, agricultural                    ciation, is 229,414 tons, or 21,000 tons
   Cider-Fifteen-gal kegs, $202.25.           education in public schools and farm ;                  less than last year.
                                              ers' institutes. Boston was chosen as
                                              the place for holding the 1899 meeting.                     At a charity bazaar held in Chicago        We Want Every body
                GREEN FRUITS
                                                                                                      by the Hebrew Young Men 's association            to subscribe for TEXAS FARM AND
  Apples—In car lots, including all vari-        President McKinley, accompanied by                   more than $101,000 were realized which            RANCH, the cleanest and best agricultural
eties, sales were made at from $2.50 to $3.15 Mrs. McKinley and several members of                                                                      and family paper In the Southwest, and egual ln
per brl. In smaller consignments , good to                                                            will be devoted to relieving the poor of          all respects to any like publication anywhere.
fancy kings, $303.75 per bri; snows, $303.75; the cabinet and their wives, is making                  the city.                                     TEXAS FARM AND RANCH Is printed on
greenings $3.@3.60.                           a tour of the South , where he is meet-                                                                   super-calendered paper and is handsomely printed,
  Cranberries—Operings fair and demand ing with a most cordial reception:                                 C. R. A, Scobey, Indian agent at Fort         handsomely illustrated, ably edited, and costs
                                                                                                                                                        only 11.00 per year of 52 lanes, each of which U
moderate. Values: Bell and bugle, per brl ,                                                           Peck agency, Mont., wires that the stor-          full of delight , Inspiration and practical value to
$6.00@6.50; Cape Cod, $6@6.50; Jerseys, $5.50 Among the members of the party is                       ies of Indian discontent are absolutely           each member of every family. Send for sample
©6.                                           Gen. Wheeler, who clearly leads the                                                                       copy free.
  Pears—Quoted from $2.50 to $3.25 per brl president in popularity. At Charlottes-                    without foundation.                           We also desire solicitors and local agents to whom,
for  good varieties.                                                                                                                                    largest commissions will be quoted upon appli-
  Oranges—California , $3.5003.75; Florida , ville, Va., 300 college students inter-                      There were 546,852 visitors to the con-       cation. Address,
$3.9004.60 per box.                           rupted the president's speech with calls                gressional library during the year end-
  Bananas—Common to fancy . 5Oc0!$l.          for "Fighting Joe!"                                     ing June 30.                                  TEXAS FARM AND RANCH, Dallas, Texas.
                 VEGETABLES                      The South Is suffering this season                       The monthly statement of imports
  Potatoes—Hebrons, per bu , 28032c; Peer- from unusually severe and destructive                       into' ihe United ' States for the month
less, per bu , 26031c; Rose, per bu , 28032c; storms. On Friday last week a terrific                  of November, made by the bureau of                                TAITOEM SWEEP ȣ
Burbanks, per bu; 32035c.                     blizzard swept over the Southwest, the                  statistics, shows that during that month                      mills. The load Is Equalized
  Sweet Potatoes—Jersey, $202,25; Illinois, like of which has not been "experienced                                                                                 and each horse mast pull his own
$1 01.25.
                                  v                                                                    the imports of wool amounted to $647,-                       share. Great Grain In capacity,
                                              in that section for well nigh thirty                    384, as against $1,052,384 for November,                      speed ajid comfort. No Gearing.
  Cabbage—Home-grown, $408 per ton.                                                                                                                                 Mo Friction. Give your horses
  Celery—Home-grown , 10@17%c per doz.        years. . The blizzard covered all Louis-                 1897. During the sarj e month the im-
  Onions—Home-grown     , 30c per bu.         iana and Mississippi and a large part of                 ports of tea aggregated $816,066, as
                                                                                                                                                    Mlzeschance. Special Prices Now,
                                                                                                                                                            .. . .j    belt power mills—a to 25 h. p.
  Turnips—Home-grown, 75085c per brl. ¦                                                                                                             N. A. F. BOWSHER CO., South Bend, Ind.

        The Farmers' Forum
                                                                   manent peace the following quotations
                                                                   from the speech of Admiral Gherardl is
                                                                   very suggestive. After pleading for             ^[ith fl ewey at Manila
           The Farmers' Forum invites communications on all the reorganization of
         subjects from whatever point of view, the editor of with the declaration the army he closed
         THE VOICE assuming no responsibility whatever for the                            that "War is com-
         Ideas expressed. No communicationshould exceed 300 ing. Just as sure as the sun rises and
         words in length.                                          sets there will be wars upon wars for                                                                              Being the plain story of the glo-
                                                                   this nation. You have taken the Phil-                                                                              rious victory of the United
               Expansion and the Farmer                            ippines. You are going to dabble in the                                                                            States Squadron over the Span-
                                                                   East. You will need to defend what                                                                                 ish fleet Sunday morning, May
           More foreign trade Is good for the you have there."                                                                                                                        1, 1898, as related in the Notes
         farmer. Our exports are mainly agri-                        Here we have the whole thing in a
         cultural. Also the export of manufac- nutshell. "You have taken the Philip-                                                                                                  and Correspondence of an Offi-
         tured goods is a general benefit, and pines and if the military power of this                                                                                                cer on board the flagship Olym*
        this is increasing. The more work in government is allowed to have its say,                                                                                                   pia. Edited by Thomas J.
         the factory the more food for the opera- billions of treasure and thousands of
        tive. It comes from the farm. The precious human Jives will be sacrificed,
        moving influence for expansion is cap- rather than give them up and so get
        ital seeking investment. The west seeks out of the Eastern squabble.
        more sale for meat and wheat and                             O, farmers of America, give careful                                                              Send Us One Dollar...
        therefore favors extension of foreign attention , I beseech you , to the plans of
        trade.                                                    those, who, under the pretense of se-                                                                              atid we will give you credit for
           Does the West favor imperialism—the curing the "markets of the world" for                                                                                                 one year 's subscription rniT
        government of great subject popula- your products , are. plotting your de-                                                                                                   to The Farmers Voice |<ulf
        tions , inferior in character and energy ? struction . Do you tell me that I am an                                                                                           and send the book to you I (lli
        This policy, once begun, will not halt. alarmist whose scent for danger is al-
        The endowment of ten or twelve million together too keen ? If you think this,
        of unqualified people with suffrage then spend jus t a little time these long                                                                                                New Subscribers and old will
       would give corruption and monopoly an winter evenings in studying the history                                                                                                 enjoy the same privilege.
       immense opportunity. It is out of the of those nations whose wrecks now line
       question. These people, if they are un- the shores of history. By so doing I                                  t
       der our government permanently, must think you will learn that it has always
       be our wards, like the Indians. We can been the practice for the keen, cunning
       help them, but they are not fit for citi- and unscrupulous , first to have certain
                                                                                                                  Tm FARMERS VOICE,
       zens.                                                     laws enacted that will, of necessity,                                            334 Dearborn St, Chicago, 111                            ,
          The expansion, of foreign trade is a have a tendency to degrade the masses
       thoroughly sound, healthy movement. and reduce them to a state of poverty;
      Commerce becomes a vigorous people then, when this has been accomplished,                             *
      and fosters manliness, wealth and peace. go to work to pick a quarrel with an-
      It would be a national blessing to 'have other nation , a power, which , of course,
      our merchant marine restored. Now will require the arming of large bodies
      foreign owners get the returns of our of men for future bloody conflicts                                            §                     22nd ANNUAL ANNOUNCEMENT.                                                «
      trade.                                                                                            thusJ
                                                                                                                       i 1899 Columbia and Hartford Bicycles, f
                                                                 distracting attention from internal dis-
          But is it needful to conquer a country sensions until at last,
      before we can make money from its avert the catastrophe, when too late to

                                                                                                                       I                                                                                            i
      trade? It costs so much to conquer a tator beiame                                    the military dic-
      country and then maintain it against their midst. a permanent factor in
      all comers that it is a very reasonable                                                                                         Columbia Bevel-Gear Chainless, .
      and timely question whether it would                         The history of .law-making in the
                                                                                                                          ^                                                                                 -• $75.00         SL
                                                                         States for
     not be better to let the merchants, pro- United how well the past three decades                                      g                                        Models SO and 51.                   L                      T*
     moters and investors attend to their shows                                     the hrst part of the
                                                                contract has been carried out, and the                                Columbia Chain Wheels, .                                 .        .          50.00 §
     own business, without soldiers to pro- apparent                                                                                                              Models 57 and 68.                   ' , '
     tect them .                                                           indifference that is shown by                                                                                                                     (?
                                                                the masses towards the plan to build up                   f Columbia Chain Wheels, . .
         Our ordinary national revenue for                                                                                                                                                              .          fiO.OO B
     some years has been about $300,000,000, a gigantic standing army and navy,                                            B                              Model 4a, 1899 Improvements. f
     of which $85,000,000 have been spent on which will surely be used to destroy                                         % Columbia Tandems ,                                                                     75.00 §
     the army and navy. President McKin- what liberties they still possess, gives                                         *W              Models 47 and 48 Diamond and Combination Frame.                                    %
     ley now calls for $600,000,000 to run the me the greatest fear thai the last part
    country on the new "imperial" basis. will be just as successfully "enacted .                                          % Hartford Bicycles,                                                                     35.00 S
    It will take all of the former revenue The false lights are luring this great                                         *»                                      Paterns 19 and 20.                                         Jft
    to keep the enlarged army and navy. republic to destruction. J. T. Small.
    It is plain arithmetic. Will our great                        Provincetown, Mass.                                  %             weoeue "icycie j "" " 't for Womeil
                                                                                                                         (3 Vedette Bievele IPattePB „
                                                                                                                                                                          " ""
                                                                                                                                                                            er         for          ¦
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   J5-00 %
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   26.00 %
    capitalists make $300,000,000 out of it                                                                               &                 We also have a few Columblas, Models <6, aad HarllordB > Patterns 7 and 8,
    the first year, or the tenth? Who pays                                                                                                                                                                                   «
    the doubled taxation meanwhile? The Diversified Crops Bring Prosperity                                               j£7                              on which we will quote priceson application.                       B
    millionaire? This is philanthropy, in-                        E. W. Randall, secretary of the Min-
    deed—charity beginning in the palace—' nesota State Agricultural society, was
                                                                                                                         fir No need to purchase poorly made bicycles when Columbias,
                                                                                                                         ^ Hartfords and Vedettes are offered at such low prices. The fK
    imperialism at home as well as abroad in Chicago the other day. To a reporter
   —triumphant plutocracy—subject , prole- he said the farmers of that state are in                                                  best of the riding season is before you. BUY NOW.                                       (m
    tariat and peasantry.                                      an exceedingly prosperous condition,                     l<f                POPE M FG. CO., Hartford , Conn.
                           Edward B. Williams.                 having had abundant crops, for which                           j                                                                                              %
   290 President avenue, Providence, R . I. they received good prices.
                                                                  "Much of their present prosperity," he             BihiWiii^^^
             False Lights Are Leading                          said, "is unquestionably due to the
                                                               growing tendency in recent
        To the Editor—You do well constant- ward a greater diversification years to- Sk /"*^tvv ^Km^KL^BKm ^mWKKKKKm ^m^m^m^mymlKm ^Bm^m^m^m1^m^m^m^m^m^m^m^m^m^m^A^m^m^m^m^m^m
                                                                                                                            *                                                                                              ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           mtm ^m
    ly to invite the attention of your pat- I don't know of anything whichof crops.
    rons to the need of putting down the prove this more conclusively than the                      goes to
    terrible thing, which under the name of recent report of the bureau of
   "imperialism," seems to be sweeping that state. Careful                                         labor of lJg§=|[|lT0 OUR MEN AND WOMEN AGENTS. Also
                                                                                                                                                                                                handsome salary made selling
   everything before it in this country compiled covering a data have been IftSRSpf our new Sanitary Steam Cooker. Distills the water, purines the cooking, no burn-
                                                                                        number of years, lOJr^l! lnB ! no ° ,:. tabor and fuel saved , fits any stove. Adapted to winter or summer
   today, and I am surprised and also dis- and in those                                               '           InraSPl =00kine- „ Highest award at World's Fair. One lady sold 6ooo and bought her own
   mayed , at the apparent lack of interest greater part to districts given for the LU 3 ?..m.. • Handsome gold watch premiums to good agents in addition to splendid nav.
                                                                                 the cultivation of wheat "
                                                                                                                                    0 e
   that, the farmers of the land seem to there has been                                                             «        J Write quickly to-THE ELROY MFG. CO.fp. O. Box 963, Baltimore" Maryland
                                                                                 but little change in the WVVHEN WRIT ING ADVERTISERS PLEASE MENTION THE FARMERS VOIQH.
   take in this most momentous question. ratio of taxable acres to acres
        Can it be possible that our tillers of der foreclosure, while in those sold un-
   the soil are unable to comprehend the where there has been a steady districts                                              TO C ALIFORNIA
   underlying motive of all this clamor in crop diversification the ratioincrease Via Now Orlea is

                                                                                                                                                                       Don't Rent
   for a mighty navy and vast standing able acres to the other has                                  of tax-                                   and Sunset Route.
                                                                                                                  The             Inter,
                                                                                               steadily in- and atmost seasor sting Route at all times,
                                                                                                                         this             of tie year undoubtedly

                                                              creased.                                         the most comforta jle.                               lHU
       Several months ago I called attention ,                   "In the First congressional district in          No Ice, Snow, B,!zzards. High Altitudes.
   in the columns of your paper, to the 1880 and 1881, where one acre
   article of an army ohicer , in which it was sold by foreclosure ,                                in 62.5 Unexcelled dally nervlce, both first and sec-
                                                                                                               ond class. *owes :rates to all points In
   plainly stated that the war with Spain only one in 803.8 was so sold. and 1897         in 1896
  would give an opportunity for increas- a fair illustration of what has                            This is PersonallyNew. Mexict Arizona, Mexico, California.
                                                                                                                            conducted sxcursloni
                                                                                                  occurred every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday leave Frldav Orleans
                                                                                                                                                            New                                 ESTABLISH A
  ing the regular army to at least 60,000 in other ' parts of the state,                                                                              and            ivS!
  men, and this number he contended volumes for the benefits                                   and speaks Cincinnati Ohio, every Wow CMcagoivery MoE                                            HOME OF
  would be none too many to successfully crop diversification. "                            to come from day,forLos lngeles, O., every Wednesday and Satnr
                                                                                                                     Washington, D.
                                                                                                                                        San French ™andfinteraedlata                           YOUR OWN.
                                                                                                              points in Pullman Tourist Sleeping Cars. Th » caw  ™
  cope with the labor troubles that were                                                                                   , 1, th8 P lllmaB Company, are well "
                                                                                                              JMK!X ?. L and are furnished with
                                                                                                                                        J                             ?en
  constantly increasing in this "home of                                                                      Mated and lighted,                               matrasses
  the brave and the land of the free. "                          An unknown man displayed a roll of necessarysheets, pillows , pillow sllpa , curtains and ali
                                                                                                                           toilet facilities. They are large and com
                                                                                                                                                                                   You can do it. The finest agricul-
                                                             bills of large denominations on the Bow- modlous, and have separate lavatories and toilet roomi                    tural land in the world lies West of the
  Note how the demand grows from day
  to day and from week to week!                              ery, New York city, and offered to give for adles andexperienced Excursion Conductor accom-
                                                                                                              panied by an
                                                                                                                                 gentlemen. The excursions are                  Mississippi River. Prices are low and
                                                                                                                                                                   In the       farmers are prosperous . You can get
      October 14, the "Reform Club" of Bos- them to the laborers and hoodlums who employ of the Southern PacificPorter
                                                                                                              to the Pullman Conductor and
                                                                                                                                                  Comnanv fn ndliiHnn           valuable information by reading "THE
 ton, Mass., gave a swell dinner at one gathered around them , but no one would oar. Same rates to California. ArizonahiVeoother                         in^'          Se
                                                                                                                                                               and              CORN B ELT , " which is the handsomest
 of the big hotels in that city and "Re- take the money. A policeman took him points apply via routes.        Via other direct
                                                                                                                                    New Orleans and SUNSET ROUTE 2
                                                                                                                                                              nuu in, as        farm paper ever published. It is beau-
 form in the Army" was the topic with to the station and nearly $1,900 in mon- for Information regarding rates, sleeping car accom-                    myu,s c Mconl            tifully illustrated and contains exact
 which the "reformers" wrestle'! after ey was found on his person. He could modatlons and reservations address                                                  "
                                                                                                                                                                                and strictl y truthful information about
 they had been sufficiently di'iad and                       not give any account of himself in any Wd'v£?n!T" P< A< Wi,H'Pac. Co , Com'l Aft,
                                                                                                                Bo. Fao. Co.,                 So.
                                                                                                                                                  CONNOR           »"•">        the West. Issued monthly. Send 25c.
 wined.                                                      way.                                                                8            Chamber Commerce Bid*             for a year 's subscri ption to "THE CORN
                                                                                                                   ^uffin 'N.^
                                                                                                                     Buttalo, w Y.               Cincinnati, Ohio.
      The chairman of the meeting, Mr.                                                                        Wj G. Neimyer, G. W. A., S. F. B. MOUSE, a. P A.                  BELT, " 209 Adams St., Chicago, Ills.           I
Carsten Browne, opened the ball by de-                          Thct-e is great excitement in Wayne             fl0 P,,c-^ *8801»k **• So- Pac?Co., '
                                                                                                                   A                                                *"'
claring that there should be a regular county, Pa., over a report that $30,000                                     Chicago, V  ill.             New Orleans. la.
army of at least 200,000 soldiers, and, stolen from a bank was buried near a
so far as I was able to read , not one of certain spot years ago. Crowds of peo-
                                                                                                            iini muri ianu hn0, tnat be,tt them t •
the speakers who followed him seemed ple are digging vigorously In the neigh- Tflff U(, F» 'lan/f" renc# Machine builds„ (MP Nil NM VM iitehHeOmeeartr.lam
                                                            borhood in the rather vague hope of liddrtai, HcEfrland durability. 10 to IS cents^
to think this figure any too large.                                                                >> lgth and                                « rot
 ' Relative to our prospect for any per- happening on the treasure.                                                                      Co., Box 983. iMlud, M.
                                                                                                               When writ ng mention The Farmer*                  Volae.
                                               sition leaves him no very satisfactory            mation as to rates, routes, prices of farm           WHEN OTHERS FAIL REMEMBER THE
                 Chess                         moves, (d) White now has a game that
                                               ought to be easily won ; but this move and
                                               several oth ers are doubtful, (e) This, e. £•,
                                                                                                 lands, etc., can be obtained on applica-
                                                                                                 tion to any coupon agent, or by addressing
                                                                                                 Geo. H. Heafford, General Passenger Agent,
                                               seems to have been a miscalculation. To           Old Colony Building, Chicago.
          IMPORTANT NOTICE.                    S3, Bl or Q2 would have been better, (f)
  At an early date the Chess Department        Less of a blunder than it looks. White is         IMPORTANT CHANGE OF TIME ON
of The Farmers "Voice will be discontinued.    in some trouble himself.
Another periodical , published at the same                                                                NICKEL PLATE ROAD.
                                                        GAME NO. 190-VIENNA.
price, will take up the chesa feature where                                                        Commencing Sunday, November 13th, the
this column leaves off. All subscribers on       (The sixth game of the match. M. Jan-           New York and Boston Express will leave
account of chess to this paper will have       owski played White.)                              Chicago dally at 10:20 a. m., instead of 10:35
their terms of subscription Ailed out by the    1P-K4       P-K4        25 S-B5     Q-K3         a. m., as formerly. Other trains will leave
new chess department , if they will send
their names and addresses AT ONCE to
                                                2 S-QB3
                                                3 B-B4
                                                                        26 Q-R4
                                                                        27 R-Rl
                                                                                                 daily at 2:55 p. m . and 10:15 p. m., as here-
                                                                                                 tofore. The same high standard of through             DOCTOR SWEANY
the Chess Editor of The Farmers Voice.          4 P-Q3      B-B4        28 P-R4     R-QS5        train service and excellent equipment will                ELECTRO-MEDICAL TREATMENT
                                                5 P-KB4 P-CJ3           29 QxP      KK-QSl(f)    be maintained, as in the past. No extra
            PROBLEM NO. 192.                                            30 S-S5 ch PxS           fares will be charged on any train. Rates        combines in a skilful and scientific ninnner the twt
                                                6 S-B3      0-0                                                                                   greatest factors ot the healing art, Electricity and
       I3y B. F. Laws—An old one.               7 P-B5 (a) S-QR4        31 PxPch K-Sl            always the lowest. Sleeping-car space may        Medicine. As it has cured thousands of cases previous.
 Black , 6 pieces.                              8 B-KSi (V) SxB         32 S-R6 ch QxS           bo reserved for any future date. Chicago         Is considered hopeless, It can mnrely cure yon.
                                                9 r-xS      P-B3        33 PxQ      S-K6 ch      Passenger Station , Van Buren St., and           Prompt and perfect cures guaranteed in all oases of
                                               10 Q-Q2
                                               11 0-0-0
                                                                        34 K-Sl
                                                                        35 K-R
                                                                                    RxP ch
                                                                                                 Pacific Ave., on the Loop. City ticket office
                                                                                                 1 1 Adams St. Telephone Main 3389.
                                                                                                                                                  NERVOUS , CHRONIC & PRIVATE
                                                                                                                                                  Diseases, even In their most aggravated forms.
                                               12 S-KJ     P-QR4        36 P-R7 ch K-Rl                                                           BEFER£NC£St—Best banks and leading business
                                               13 S-S3      R-Kl        37 RxP      B-QSch                                                                               men of tbls city.
                                               14 KE-K1 P-KR3           38 RxB      PxR                       TO CALIFORNIA.                      M A U U t if t T l of ten f ails owing to 2serroueDisorders,
                                               15 BxS       OxB         39 R-Q l    R-R3           Attention is called to the excellent serv-     HlHIinUwIl but is never lost except in extreme
                                               16 S-R5 (c) Q-Ql         40 QxR      BxR                                                           cases. Wliat is called "failing manhood" is merely
                                                                                                 ice of the North-Western Line to Califor-        weakened power, the result of follies in youth or ex-
                                               17 P-B6      K-R2        41 RxP      KxP          nia and the favorable rates which have           cesses in after life* Underneath the ashes the fire
                                               18 SxSP      R-KS1       42 P-K5 • R-Kl           been mad e for single and round trip tick-       remains aglow. It requires careful, scientific treat-
                                               19 KR-Bl(d)QxP           43 R-KB4 K-S2                                                             ment to fan it into a bright flame of life and energy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                _ _
                                               20 S-R5      Q-S3        44 R-K4     K-S3 .       ets for this season's travel. Best accom-        That treatment can be secured from the Dr. Sweany
                                               21 S-S3      B-K3(e)     45 P-S3     B-Bl         modations in first-class or tourist sleeping     Electro-Medical Institute. This combined treatment
                                                                                                 cars, which run through every day in the         has already rescued from the grave thousands of young,
                                               22 Q-Q3      P-QS4       46 R-QB4 B-K3                                                             middle aged and old men and will save you. Dr.
                                               23 PxP       PxP         47 R-B5     R-QB1        year. Personally conducted tourist car par-      Sweany's combined Electro-Medical¦ treatment never
                                               24 QxP       BxRP        48 Resigns.              ties every week to California and Oregon.        falls in the treatment of
                                                 (a) Generally a very embarrassing move          Choice of a large number of different            Dl AAII S. ClflU Diseases, Sores. Spots, Pint-
                                                                                                                                                  DLUUU 01 OMIl plea,Scrofula, Talnts.Tumors
                                               for Black, (b) But here we think B-S3 drst        routes without extra charge .                    Tetter ,Eczema, and Acquired Blood Poison, Primary
                                               was in order. White's KP is left very               Particulars cheerfully given upon ap-          or secondary, thoroughly eradicated , leaving the sys-
                                               weak after the exchange. Black does not,          plication to agents Chlc-* <o & North-West-      tem strong, pure and healthful.
                                                                                                 ern R'y, or connecting lines.                    npilf ATE diseases of every nature, also hydrocele,
                                               however, follow up to much purpose, (c)                                                            r III f H I E varicocele, tenderness, swellings, weak
                                               White sets up in this way a furious attack :                                                       organs, Btrlcture.
                                               but perhaps at the previous turn he would              THE RACINE FANNING MILL.                                                       not
                                                                                                                                                  W HI TEi if you cancured call. this perfected
                                                                                                                                                   If w l I P distance                     by
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Patients at a
                                               have done better to retreat—B-R4. (d)               Several of our readers have made inquiry       system. All correspondence in plain envelope and
 White, 8 pieces.                              Where it should, apparently, have gone in         In regard to farm fanning mills. We here-        strictly confidential. Gall at office or address
 Mate in two.                                  the first place, (e) Black is now out of it,      with Illustrate one which has come to our        F. L.$WEANY,M.D.,323State,C0NCongress,Chicago,
                                               with a P more, Bishops against Knights,           attention , and we take pleasure in present-
            PROBLEM NO. 193.                   and a good position, (f) In his character-        ing a few facts which tend to make it one
          By Miss Elsie Mclntyre.              istic style, Mr. S. has now given up two          of the best on the market.
 Black.                                        Ps for attack , which in this case proves           It has a very large capacity for cleaning       Finest Passenger Service in the South via
                                               strong enough to win. White is forced to          all kinds of grain and seed. The improved
                                               play with desperation. A splendid, old-           plan of hanging the shoe upon strong
                                                fashioned , sacrificing, hard-hitting battle

                                                follows, and the American wins.                  strap-hinged hangers prevents constant

                                                             PROBLEM NO. 190.
                                                                                                                                                  •^TEXAslj j MJPACIHQ^-
                                                               By C. Madsen,
                                                 This position , as it appeared , contained
                                                two errors. The Black King should have
                                                been at Q5 instead of Q4, and the White
                                                                                                                                                                " BAILWAy^
                                                Pawn at QR2 :    should have been at QR3.
                                                The corrected position: 1 b 1 s 4; 2 B 5:
                                                2 R 3 S S; P 3 P 1 P 1 3 k 1 p 2; P P
                                                3 P l b ; l P 4 B R; 2 K 5 . Mate in three.                                                                               ( TEXARKANA,
                                                The mistakes were not ours.                                                                             Take our Line at-! SURE VEPORT or
                                                            '               '    i                                                                                        (NEW ORLEANS.
                                                   DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED                                                       ¦                                       Y A Write for pamph.
                                                                                                                                                  Gast and west across f f¦ C
                                                by local applications, as they cannot reach                                                        the entire state of •   * * ° lets, sent free.
                                                                                                                                                                            » *
                                                                                                                                                     L. S. THORNE ,           E. P. TURNER ,
                                                the diseased portion of the ear. There is                                                            Vice-President and       General Passenger and
                                                only one way to cure deafness, and that is                                                           General Manager.         Ticket Agent.
                                                by constitutional remedies. Deafness is                                                                             DALLAS, TEXAS.
  White.                                        caused by an inflamed condition of the mu-
                                                cous lining of the Eustachian Tube. When                                                                                                                     ~
  Self mate .in four.

                                                                                                                                                  Go South
                                                this tube is inflamed you have, a rumbling        breakage. The manner in which the drum
            END GAME NO. 31.                    sound or imperfect 'Hearing, and' when it is      or head is fastened to the posts by means
                                                entirely closed, Deafness is the result, and      of a cast-iron half-circle, . and secured to
   The following position is remarkable in      unless the inflammation can be taken out          the posts by screws, adds increased

                                                                                                                                                  This Winter.
 a number of ways. To begin with , it is the    and this tube" restored to its normal con-
 ending of a game played by four court re-      dition , hearing will be destroyed forever ;      strength and durability to the mill , render-
 porters, at the office of one of the quar-     nine cases out of ten are caused by Ca-           ing it less liable to break when shipped in
 tette. Two of the company have national        tarrh , which is nothing but an inflamed          "knock down" shape. . There is a great ad-
 reputations as strong players. Chas. W.        condition of the mucous surfaces.                 vantage also in a screw to raise or lower
 Phillips and L. C. Jacquish play White           We will give One Hundred Dollars for any        the slide of the hopper in regulating the         For the present winter season the LOU IS-
 against Harry F. Lee and James Abbott.         case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that         feed.                                           ville & Nashville Railroad Company has
   Black—Messrs. Lee and Abbott, to play,       cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.             Any one Interested in a good farm mill        improved its already nearly perfect through
                                                Send for circulars ; free.                        will do well to write to Johnson & Field        service of Pullman Vestibuled Sleeping
                                                         F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.           Co., Racine, Wis., for their handsome cir-      Cars and elegant day coaches from Cincin-
                                                  Sold by Druggists, 75c.                         cular giving further description of their       nati, Louisville, St. Louis and Chicago, t»
                                                  Hall's Family Pills are the best.               mills.                                          Mobile, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast,
                                                                                                                                                  Thomasville, Ga„ Pensacola, Jacksonville,
                                                                                                                     TEXAS.                       Tampa, Palm Beach and other points in
                                                THROUGH       SUMMERLAND TO CALI-                                                                 Florida. Perfect connection will be made
                                                                   FORNIA.                          The Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway
                                                                                                  Co., will sell low rate round trip tickets      with steamer lines for Cuba , Porto Rico,
                                                 To those contemplating a trip to Cali-           on Nov . 1st, 15th, Dec. 6th, and 20th , with   Nassau and West Indian ports. Tourist
                                              fornia particular attention is called to the        final limit of Teturn to 21 days from date of   and Home-Seekers excursion tickets on sale
                                              Sunset Limited service from New Orleans             sale. An excellent opportunity for home-        at low rates. Write C. P. Atmore, General
                                              to Los Angeles and San Francisco via the            seekers, tourists and investors to view for     Passenger Agent, Louisville, Ky., for par-
                                              Southern Pacific Company's Sunset Route.            themselves the great resources of the state.    ticulars.
                                              This service is semi-weekly, the Limited            For further Information address, H. A.
                                              leaving New Orleans every Monday and                Cherrier, N. P. A., 316 Marquette Bldg.,
                                              Thursday, and direct connection is made                        1.
                                                                                                  Chicago, 1 1
                                              from all points North. The Sunset Limited
                                              provides every comfort and luxury, and                      HOLIDAY EXCURSIONS.
                                              comprises Composite Car, with bath room ,
                                              barber shop, library and smoking room;                Excursion tickets will be sold at all sta-
                                              Compartment Car, with commodious la-                tions on the North-Western line (C. & N.
                                              dles' parlor, and superb ten-section double         W. R'y, C. St. P. M. & O. R'y, S. C. & P.
                                              drawing room sleeping cars, and Southern            R'y and F. E . & M. V. R. R.) to all other
   White—Messrs. Phillips and Jacquish.       Pacific Company Dining Car, in which all            points on this system and on the Union
   Play continued: 1..., RxS; 2 PxS, P-R5: meals are served a la carte. The dining                Pacific Railroad , within 200 miles of the
 3 QR-Q1, PxP; 4 R-Q7 ch, S-K2 ; 5 Q-B5, car is a part of and accompanies the train               selling station , at greatly reduced rates,
 PxP ch; 6 K-Rl, K-S3; 7 RxS, QxR (a) :                                         Francisco. No     December «, 25, 20 and 31, 1898, and January
 8 P-B8 (Q) (b). (a) All the play Is extreme- from New is exactedto San many luxuries             1 and 2, .1899, good until January 4, 1899.
 ly critical and interesting. But this stroke extra fare               for the                    Apply to agents Chicago & North-Western
                                              that the Sunset Limited affords. The same
 of Black is beautiful—only it will not quite rates to California and Arizona appl y via          R'y for full particulars.
 do. (b) This is the only move the White
 allies have to save the game, and it wins.   New Orleans and the Sunset Route as via
                                              other direct routes. Full particulars rela-             STUDENTS RETURNING HOME
                                              tive to route, rates, etc., will be cheerfully      For holiday vacations can, upon presenta-
     GAME NO. 1S9-Q. GAMBIT DECL.             furnished by any representative of the              tion of proper credentials, obtain tickets
    (The fifth game of the match. Mr. Sho- Southern Pacific Company, or address W.                via Nickel Plate Road at a fare and a third
 walter played White.)                        G. Neimyer, G. P. A., 238 Clark street, Chi-        for the round trip. Tickets will be sold on
   l P-Q4 (a) P-Q4       25 S(S4)xQP P-S5     cago.                                               date school closes and day following, with
   2 P-GB4    P-K3       26 PxP      PxP                                                          return limit to and including day school re-
   3 S-QB3    S-KB3      27 S-B6 ch SxS                                                           convenes. Full Information cheerfully giv-
   4, S-B3                                      WHY NOT SPEND CHRISTMAS AND                       en at 1 1 Adams St., Chicago.
              P-B4       28 PxS      PxS               NEW YEAR'S AT HOME.
   5 PxQP     KPxP       29 PxP      R-Sl
   6 B-S5     B-K3       30 PxS      QxP         The Nickel Plate Road will sell tickets           REDUCED RATES FOR CHRISTMAS
   7 P-K3     QS-02      31 P-K4     K-S?     to any point on their line at a fare and a
   8 B-Q3     S-K2       32 P-K5(d) R-S6      third for the round trip, account of Christ-             AND NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAYS.
   9 R-QB1 P-B5 (b)       33 R-B3    R-Ql     mas and New Year's holidays, on Decem-                The Nickel Plate Road will sell tickets
  10 B-Sl     P-QR3      34 P-S5     Q-Bt     ber 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 and 31, 1898, and January    December 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 and 31, 1898, and
  11 P-KR3 P-QS4          3S B-K4    Q-R6     1st and 2nd , with return limit to and in-          January 1st and 2nd , at rate of a fare and
  12 P-R3     0-0        36 Q-B6 (e) KR-QS1   cluding January 3, 1899. Students upon pres-        a third for the round trip to any point on
  13 0-0      R-Kl       37 P-Q5 (f) Q B4 ch  entation of proper credentials can obtain           their line , good returning to and including
  14'S-KS     Q-B3    - 38 K-S2      BxP       tickets at the same rate, good to return           January 3rd, 1899. Address J. Y. Calahan ,
  15 P-B4     S-S3 .      39 BxB     QxB      until school reconvenes.                            General Agent , 1 1 Adams St., Chicago.
  16 Q-B2     P-S3        40 QxP ch QxQ                                                                                                                C
  17QB2       S-R4        4l RxQ     KxP
                                                 Full information can be secured by call-                                                            ly ? cf ' "SEOTION SEVEN."
                                                                                                                                                          S fl a.
  18 P-KS4 BxB            42 P-K6    R-K6
                                               ing on or addressing J. Y. Calahan, Gen-             Stephen A. Baldwin , Bloomfield , Mich.,             pinner         fiuOa£o&                »«»me»'*
                                               eral Agent, HI Adams St., Chicago.
  19 PxB      S-S3        43 P-K7    R-S7 ch                                                      had a mortgage of $364 on his farm and                r«MCNacit ^—"S"" «« «O«T rennet
  20 R-B?     Q-K J       44 K-S     R-S6 ch                                                      in payment tendered the holder of the                  ¦timet.               .HltonH'H: ¦•¦'¦«o«o-
  21 Q-B4     S-Q2        45 K-R     RxP ch        HOMESEEKERS' EXCURSIONS. <
  22 S-B6     Q-Bl        46 K-S     R-S6 ch     On Nov. 16 and Dec. 6 and 20 the Chi-
                                                                                                  mortgage 364 silver dollars, which were                                                               ,
                                                                                                                                                     The direct, best and only completely rock ballasted diuMff
  23 QR-B2    QR-B1 (c) 47 Drawn.                                                                 refused. Baldwin went into court and                                       Una between
                                              cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway villi
  24 S-S4     P-QR4
                                                                                                  asked that the mortgage be discharged               CHICAGO and KANSAS CITY,
    (a) It would be interesting to know Mr. sell round-trip excursion tickets (good 21                                                                   CHICAGO and ST. LOUIS,
  Showalter 's reasons for so persistently days) from Chicago, Milwaukee and other                on the ground that he had tendered pay-
 adopting this move, when his style seems points on its line, to a great many points              ment in legal money, which was refused.                   CHICAGO and PEORIA,
  better adapted to the open game, (b) in South and North Dakota and other                                                                                     ST. LOUIS and KANSAS C1TY7
  Wrong, we think, notwithstanding his Q western and southwestern states at great-                Judge Smith of Pontiac found for Bald-                    Throng-h Pullman service from Oilcagoto
 side majority formed thereby. White's su- ly reduced/ rates. Take a trip west and see            win and ordered the mortgage canceled.                HOT SPRINCS, ARKANSAS, OENVIR,
 perior command of the center and K's side the wonderful crop results of this year and            The case will probably go to the Su-                    COLORADO, AND CALIFORNIA.
  sodn enables him to make Black very un- what an amount of good, land can be. pur-                                                                     Jam CBABITOS General Pwensw sad Ticket Ajent
                                                                                                                                                                      ,                             ,
  comfortable, (c) Gives up a P; but his po- chased for a little money. Further- infor-           preme court of the United States.                                    OHioiso. imsoii.
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                                                       BfflSraSx&HJHMHH fill the long felt want of a good feed cooker and water heater at a low price.
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                                                        U               ,
 ¦ Capt. P. A. Cook , of the Brooklyn,           Tn™^ WtMI>WA">*" '-i:rt 4TOtK0rAa lUNbS Tmi« ,
                                                 I OUL3 OF MtKAWMtt; AND MAItRttl MUOIirAT • <<*«>
                                                 YOU      sncwrr4',BtctivERs'4«i« TROjnts'Mits. YOU
  calls the attention of Capt . Chadwidt         NEED        WRITE FOR FREE CATALOGUE.         NEED                           ,)

  to what he believes :s an error in the                                                                                               Cafelopie,Ml oiTaluable points, free.            {I
  latter's recent article in Scribner's.            /ffytt PBI'ES
                                                            0UB         ARE % OF OTHERS. K ^H
                                                                                           ^ .                                  Appleton Mfg. Co.
                                                                                                                                  i                                                     ,
; Capt. Cook does not think that the Ore-
 gon was the nearer ship in the chase
                                                   / hyy u m s t o WRECKING CO., W /ZJA
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                                                                    WEST 35T";& IRON m,
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                                                                                                                                  When writing mention The Farmers Yolee.
 of the Colon. He says, ' From my own
 knowledge the Oregon fired her last
 shot 8,900 yards from the forward 13-                                                                                                                                                                  Ill to 120 Michigan Ave..1
                                                                                                                              9 CORDS- IN 10 HOURS                                              | n|n(UMa
                                                | sGrinder!
 inch gun, which struck the Colon, over                                                                                                                                                                          £"• *•*»•¦ strwt '
 her bows. At the same time, the last
                                                 Ideal                                                                        JMM MM.                                                             £
                                                                                                                                                                                                ] omton*BwbMw Chicago
shot from the Brooklyn was fired from
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                                                                                                                                                  %ffagg^il           ,f>     TEKEs
the forward 8-inch gun at 6,800 yards,          I                                                            Grinds ali i
 and struck beyond over the stern of the                                       ^ a- -,
                                                                              ^ ^a s
 Colon. Both shots fell close to the
 Colon and both ships were getting the                                                                                        IT OSE MAN, with the FOLDIN'O SAtHNG BIICIIISB.It saws
                                                                                                                              down trees. Foldslikeapoclcetknlfe. Saws any kind of
range."                                                                                                                       timber on any kind of ground. One man can saw MORS
                                                                                                                              timber with ft than 2 men in any other way, and do It
                                                                                                                              I1S1F.B.1-if,,000 in uso, Send for FKKE illustrated cato-

   Capt . Sigsbee ought to have a watch                                                                                       logue -showins;latest IMPItOTEHKNTS and testimonials
                                                                                                                              from thousands. First order secures ageney. Addresa
made .especially to resist the action of                                                                                      COLD1KO fJAWINO- SCAOHINB CO., „,
salt water. The one he now carries has                                                                                                             04. S Clinton Street, IX 10, Chicago, IU
been submerged three times. It went             = Double motion, immense capacity, easy
down in Japanese waters many years
ago. At Bahia Honda, in 1878, when a
Spanish pilot grounded his vessel, the
                                                s draft, enclosed gear, runs In oil which
                                                = absorbs friction and wear. Big advan- 1
                                                | over all others. Ask for particulars. |
                                                 STOVER MFG. CO., 517River St., Freeport.ll \
                                                                                                                                                                                                Tt)e Farmers'
Blake, it had another salt-water bath,          iiuiihuiiiiiiiiiiiiinuuiiiiiiiiii   uiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiui
the vessel being flooded to prevent her
pounding to pieces on the rocks. At
Havana it went down with the Maine,                                          The BOVEE
but was recovered by a diver. When
the war broke out and Capt. Sigsbee
                                                                             Western Steamer.
                                                                    ImproT.d tor 1898. TVith return
took command of the St. Paul, he wisely                           Int. Fir. rarronnded with water
left this watch at home, thinking it in-
                                                                  and goes twice tht length of boiler.
                                                                  K    Does three times the cooking                           CABLED POULTRY AHd GARDEN FENCE
                                                                                                                             (abledHeldandHogFencing with and without lower
discreet to risk it again in Cuban                                 a
                                                                  ¦ ' with the tame rati sted In other
                                                                  ¦   .teamen. Steel boiler will last                        oamebarbed. Steel Web Picket Fence for Lawnsand
waters. These facts will be recounted                                                                                        cemeteries.Steel Gates, posts,etc.        •
                                                                  M a lifetime. Wt alto mannfao-                             DEKALB FENCE CO/, a* High St., DE KALB , ILL,
in the last of the Captain's papers on                            Bw tore tht best line of Sweep Will
                                                                  [¦sever told, Including tht                                 When writing mention The Farmers Voice.
the explosion of the Maine, in the Jan-
uary Century. Althougn it covers only           »                 *K FAMOUS lOWJLMIIi He.1
                                                                      for (11. Agentt wasted.
the events following the explosion , this                                   and
                                                               Manufactured told by the
is likely to prove no less readable than         IOWA GRINDER AN D STEAMER WORKS,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ^^^^^^K 6lr1® j^
                                                                                                                                                                                                        — /aKIy BDLflB&9*^^ H

the two articles that preceded it.                             WATERLOO, IOWA.                                                                                                                  <Sl32^§i®0' **^
  Night and Day is the suggestive name                                                                                                                                                             maScale has a scoop ud platformand
of a handsome publication issued by                                                                                          SBaSiSiiiiiwraiiiin^ir^                                               Vmi weigh from H ox. up to 940 lbs.
"Dr. Barnato's Homes' of London, a
copy of which has been sent us by the
                                                35r BUSHELS flN H0URA                                                              IN COL. BRYAN'S STATE.                                       EVISYBODY WHO HAS TRIED IT LIKES IT.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   MesfN« on board at Chicago          (6.00
good doctor, whose life hag been full of                             ^              ,
                                                bnnds ear corn and all other grain' fine or coarse
                                                                                                     KA ^HMr
                                                for feed or family use, makes nice Graham flour, JIEmgira.         At the Omnha Exposition, First Prize and Gold
                                                lathe bestgeneral-purposemillon earth, ascrusher mWmmSEm Medul went to Page Fence. This week, thirty
                                                                                                                                                                                                   IBIS ilaau voioa, one year
good works, and through whose efforts                                                                                                                                                                    Total                         M.M

                                                                                                                                                                                                mniuw "wu ir'
                                                and grinder are on separate shafts, >' friction. M ^9 t &>
                                                                                      o              'p u &      full cnrn Piiiro Fence—solid train—goes to
                                                Hasautomatlo shako feed, Is 89 in. high , 80 f o.WgJfJHg& r\ Nebraska farmers. FAIR Exchange '(                                                    We will .end both fta 88.50.
thousands of homeless children have
been led into lives of comfort, cheer and
                                                wide, 60 In. longj Is all made of iron and steel.Vr #W|I
                                                Lasta a lifetime* Furnished with or without ele-      *     1 •
                                                                                                               \             PAGE WOVEN WIRE FENCE CO., Adrian , Mich.
                                                vator. Rnna with 2 to 8 H. P. We sell It with a binding ¦
usefulness. It is a taper of unusual,           guarantee to grind moreper hour with same power than any mill     When writing mention The Farmers Voice.
                                                                               tor                                                                                                             ^¦•¦M^iiMwii—vaaitwiHaMooaHiWManraMaaaraMnaOl
unique interest. At this moment Dr.             north. Catalogue tells why less power is required. 49other
                                                                6 -^
                                                                         fy*       FREE
                                                                                           256-page catalogue.
Barnato has about 5,000 homeless boys           S'im?. ^^
                                                MARVIN SMITH C0.t 66 S. Clinton St., $ 29, Chl^go, III.
and girls under his care in his "homes."
Think of that—five whole regiments—
and these must be housed, fed and
                                                                                                                                  ADAM ^ i
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                                                                                                                                                                                                f I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     If you
                                                "Eli" Baling Presses                                                                                                                               I 1 I II the best ma-
                                                                                                                              i      THE FENCE MAN ^^g^\i3aV! B <M>,.P5                          ¦¦
clothed! Isn't that a blessed work for                                                                                        1     Makes Woven Wire ) ( M yw f J m f^                        ' Iflf ! I % chinery for
one man? And if our boys and girls,                                                                                           i     Fence that "Stands >C >< J^i|r>tf-^'                                ¦I
                                                38 Styles & Sizes for Horse and Steam Power                                                                                                       ¦
                                                                                                                                                                                                ¦I Bm making wells,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     I I
young and old, would like to know of
                                                                                                                                     Up." fn —'irt ffne. j^JX, nlK tf -J S ' TIF?
                                                                                                                                Get his new catalogue. Ttj»»>walJI| tfiyLa' '¦
                                                                                                                                                                     ny                           ¦
                                                                                                                                                                                                ¦ LLL Uto any dePth -
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ¦ *»™ ¦          .¦ us, for
this wonderful philantrophy, a philan-                                                                                          tells all about the Beat-^-^ >\, l?Br~>< )¦< ">                      *™              W write
thropy which in every human soul must                                                                                           Farm Fence "        -^ ^^Mac ^allj v * "^' ''
                                                                                                                                     Also Steel Lawn and Cemetery Fences. "                   we make It Send for our new catalogue
                                                                                                                                          J^,, - itP^y.a°1ie.'. 'g',.
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  It is reported that thousands of acres             a^l^t                             Parmer's Friend                             . S^Machine O
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                                                                                                                                   ^ " 3 * P TO BUILD THE STRONGEST
                                                                                                                                    *                                                         The Local Paper STS 4ST5
                                                                                                                                              S16 to 24 Cents per Rotf.
                                                                           ^                                                          2 S &            AND BE8T w"Re FENct-                    i n       i    mrybody. W.raU   "
of wheat in shock were caught by the
recent snowstorm in North Dakota and
                                                                                    Boarliiif. Spring ft,
                                                ¦ r~».i3EZ3ll ll ii'l lf llll |1 Double Cob Breaker,Fait-
                                                                                                                                  ^ 1 "3 patent stays to buy. AGENlJ
                                                                                                                                  u S J S No farm rights, royalties or
                                                                                                                                                                                              the local papers In thousand! otoltiel and tomu ..rar-
                                                                                                                                                                                              ing ererj Stat, and territory and tht Domlnioa .1
                                                                                                                                                                                              Canada. Clipping, supplied la all linn and subjMtfc
will be of no use except for feed. Con-         Zj SAsBB>KPEaJest and Best Grinder oa
                                                                           L.                                                                                                                 Material tor essays, sennoni, apeMhM, aeny.MOkf
                                                                                                                                    2                                                         always on hand. Dally reports of new tneorporav
cerning the loss of grain to farmers            ^-J»lcJ^SKl- ^'' r: the market. Writ, for
                                                                       -OC                                                       f f l f e i CS WANTED. Write for circular.                                                        m
                                                                                                                                                                                              tlona, new Industries, new 1 s, BOW .tart *
in the northern part of North Dakota,           jigajEST BEiav C'' P rlce* ind Areolar. A*.                                                                                                   •aft.rlnt' business. Write ns for rates. .
                                                                                                                               tgflBftSi2?g The Bowen Cable Stay Fence Co.
a St. Paul man is authority for the                                                                                               *
                                                                                                                               ^ TiT^             N0RWALK, OHIO, U.S.A.                               AMERICAN PRESS CUPPING BUREAU.
statement that about 10,000,000 bushels                                                                                       "When writing: mention The Farmers Voice.                                        1S4 USllll St, CblCUO.
of wheat lie under snow there now.                                                                                                                                                              When writing mentlonTheFarmersVoice.
It was not stacked, and the rain came
and prevented threshing for several                                       TH E CROWN POINT GRINDER,                                   TEXAS FARM FOR SALE
weeks, and was followed by snow,                                       with the letz Patent Bnrra that                       BobertO. Fuerst, Owner, 2022 N. 18th St., Omaha, Neb.
                                                                       do sot dull when running empty.                          Lying half-way between Galveston and Hous-
which prevents its being threshed at                                   Grinds oats and all kinds of gram,                    ton; between two railroads; three miles from Ar-
all. None of it will be fit for market                                 damp or dry, as fine as desired,                      cadia; lour miles from Dickinson; five towns
for flour purposes. This wheat is all                                  with less power than others, as it                    within seven miles. Farm contains In all thirty*
                                                                       Is made with roller bearings. A                       Ave acres; soil black, sandy loam. Ten acres in
owned by farmers in a small way, who                                   boy can operate them. Make ho                         orchard; water front, and four acres of wood, all
did not have the money or inclination                                  mistake. Buy the beat Send for
                                                                       Catalogue. OBOWN POINT
                                                                                                                             under fence. A large new house and a barn 25x60
to hire help to put it in stacks or buy                                                                                      feet. Good water; no incumbrance; perfect
                                                                       MAWFACTDBING CO.,                                     title. For information about county, etc. .address
machines to thresh it before the wet            t                    Grown Point, Ind.                                           RICHARD BENSON, Dickenson, Galveiton Co, Tex.
season came on.                                 When writing mention The Farmers Voice.                                        When wrltlne mentlonTheFarmersVoloei

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