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VOL. LXXII, WOODVILLE, MISS., SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1898. NO. OF LONG AGO. here, my lady in the satin dress, you of a mat4 1 knew: like yours, was golden. I confess. eyes were jusL the shade of speed- Well blue raise so sweetly to my own. speaking with her very one. dress like yours--a blue brocade silver threads inwoven, and her shoa the same--I think you could not &apos;twas even--yes, a buckle, too. hed on her dainty instep as she came the stairs in answer to her name. slippers, say you? Yes, I see. gown refasMoned, dear, for you? one hour I your.g again could be ,elf to dance a measure, too. Christmas eve long years ago the hall with one I used to know. pretty smiles and blu,hes! Ay, he's here-- you he cannot wait--this lover true? Was I pleased at any waiting, dear. young and grandmother like get such greeting as my heart still who ever in my memory lives. Clarke Huntingon, in Ladies' Journal. Benjamin Lmis0n Was 00ured ]BY HEEN ELIZABETH WILSON. MIN LOMISON. motorman of street car No. 8, was a short, stout with a full beard and ruddy corn- but he had none of the cheer- nature which is supposed to ae- a corpulent figure. Whetheu a strain of Saxon gloom or the ships of his calling, some cause his black, beady eyes to twin- y in the midst of the re- and hopeless expression of his took him to lhe suhurban of the street railway, and were the numerous delays com- a single track with a series of :ches. When these delays oc- it was his custom .to .come into ear and discourse in a gloomy man- whatever subject wasat ha nd. mssengcrs on this rnn were to his ways, and some one usually opposite side so lhat a chance argument might :ot be lust: fro" man was ever known 1 o resist such The line was quite dem- and the sorrowful motorman amagonists all sorts and condi- of men. none of whom moved him his deep-seated discontent with verse. -older passengers knew his views ew theirs: so it was on the inexperienced traveler that he led his darkest pessimism, illustrations from his own ee, an one was Charles Knight, fur- and cabinet maker, newly Linden and established on a street; prepared to sell all of furniture and also to repair or 3he same, if so desired. All his plans were fully shared by ; and pretty Mrs. Knight, and. in lee, I)y their small daughter, ear-old into rest vns large- fined to making l)layhoses he furniture. The process of established, even it) a modest a inodes% old-fashloned suburb. sent trip: to the city; and "of these Mr. Knight was ac- his wife and child. The nness of the family was the observant Benjamin. and increased the bitterness of his tad warmed him for an enconuer innoeen and unsuspecting iure dealer. sultry day in July that he palgn. The car stood on switch with the prospect of a The rails shone with a t glare and sent off a shim- painful to the eyes. Mr. ; noted with the satisfaction of a the neat woodwork t appointments of the car, ins of the heat and the delay. in a corner Benjamin took in here war; a new mau nnd lie settled down and legs and gazed down k. o matter how many trips I make I've always got to wait," "goin' or eomin', june- this ear's always got this time he was looking directly Knight. and as no one replied, young man fell into the trap with and politeness. "That's too there some difference in the said, sympathetieally. as if it was so "wort : out in all kinds r anti all hours; stand on leer constant, only when you've t. No exercise, and you get so burden to yourself. NO or holidays; never even hard times and slack ,our business it's dif- pose. You have to lay off, so the time. IIain't done in Ll,en, haveYou?" the other passengers with more or less inter- heard Mr. Knight ac- had not been tar. went on be. It's hard to The Kfapes has the been here for but lhey have don't have that disclaimed undertaki g busl- grapes has everything i;heir way, anti good reason for it. It wouhl seem agin nalure for a Derson to hire a stranger for a funeral when they've been used to see lhe same man driviu' the hearse long's they can remember and their father afore lhem. It'shorrowingtoa man's feelin's to think of hisself or any of his friends bets' laid away hy a stranger: and it would take a long while jest to get rid of that feelin', to say nothin' of the inexperience of a young n)an. Yon're well out of it; but you'll hae full as hard work o get a start in furniture. I've known others to try, I wish you hick; but you can mark my words. Krape knows the town aml the town knowsKrape.'" Amd as the 1)elated car for which they had been waiting neared the switch, he wenl out and grasped the motor-crank with the air of a lnan who had put the [)rakes on the career of aAarsonal foe. "Our friend seems inclined to look cn the dark side of things," said Mr. Knight. with a smile. The man across the aisle leaned over. xlnging his tin di,,uner pail between his hands. 'Tee been going over this road every day for five years, and I have yet to see h(.' time when ]3en Lomison wasn't complalnin' or tryln' to discourage somebody. We nil k]mw Ien. lie means well. L'en's as faithful as an eight-day clock, but his gTumble's as stiddv as its, tick." The gcg so,reded loudly as the car r)unded a curve, and Mr. Knight rose and nodded good-by to his eompanlon. This was the chief point on the route. and the transfer of passengers caused a delay of several minutes. Among the crowd on the sidewalk were a happy- faced woman, and a little glrl dressed in white. One ha,nd clasped her mother's nd the other excitedly waved a mueh- b6ruffted bh)e parasol. The little crea- ture was dancin up and down in a rap- tare of delight and singing to herself: "Father is coming. (tear father. Oh! Ieanhardlywait. There heis, mother. Look at me, dear father. Oh. dear fa- ther!" Mr. Knighteaught up his little daughter in his arms fora moment, and tn the three moved away, the hus- band and wife talklmg quietly together, while the child danced alongtetween them. kissing and fondling her father's hand. The little incident was not un- noticed by the crowd, and even the mo- torman looked after the group ,without HOW WOMEN ARE CRUEL. FASHION'S MIRROR. They Encourage the Pitiful Death Some New Items Coneraing Dress of Dunb Mothers, for the Ladles. Th,e following concerning one of the Large lace tles are in vogue, both o worst forms of cruelty to animals is day and evening toilels, and these are taken from our Dumb Animals. extremely becoming to women of every That paper says: age and type. "We find in the New York Journal of The blouse bodice is by no means unl- November 21 the following article in versal on evening gowns. When eel- regard to 'Persian Baby Lambs' Fur,' vet, is used a little pointed basque is and very earnest letters in regard to the liked, and some of ihese pointed bodices same from Mrs. John Sherman, wife of are completely eov,ed with paille:tes our secretary of state at Washington, erranged to overlap one another, armor Mrs. Gen. John A. Logan. and Mrs. lev. l)r. Rainsford. We are going to take vigorous measures to have this meas- ure thoroughly investigated and ee what. if anything, can be done in both Persia and America to prevent the ter- rible wrong which our investigations may show." Sealskin has gone ont. Persian baby lamb has come in. Every woman with auy pretension to "smart" dressing has a bit of Persian baby lamb smewhere about her dress. It is very expensive. A Persian blouse of Persian baby fashion, The newest frocks show that one fea- ture very pla.!nly. Even the ornamenta- tion of the cuffs has deparled, The very modish thing is to have only a r, ilk cable cord about the wrist, ending probably in a little scroll at the side. The severest walking sleeves are made for over the hand, and all sleeves are small. It is quite the mode to have the sleeve of the haffdsomest gown en- tirely plain from shoulder |o wrist. One of the latest models in silk petti- coats is made with a graduated flounce much wider at the back than in front., lamb costs $300, and it will wear de- and fitted on a yoke just over the hips. eently about two years, tJut the real novelty is in the bustle. It is made from the skin of theun- made by gathering the top of the back born lambs. The ewes are fed on cer- breadth in4o a sort of pouch lined with t lain foods which stiulate the sheen hair-cloth. This little affair is inno- and delicacy of the fur, and then the cent enough in appearance now, butit ewe is killed and helit,tIeunbornlamb has n significance as a forerunner is skinned. The skiu is not much big- which conjures up all sorts cf visions ger than the breadth of a pair of de- of a very assertive counterpart that eently sized hands. It is the finest and may come later. most delicate fur in the world. Rose-colored sig: or satin wMsis are It is so black that sable looks a veryfashlonablywornthiswin4erwlth rusty brown beside it, and it is so fine skirts of black velvet, brocade or satin, and so soft that the finest silk of lhe and occasionally they are seen witt softest _mull looks coarse by con- .skirts of dark green corded silk. These trast, waists are, as a rule, very much The Journal has been asked to tell trimmed with handsome lace, but the the women of America the truth about that fad--and what it means in agony and suffering to the harmless little creature. Women who wouhl nt give pain to the slightest living thing are buying these pitiful little skins, and wearing them as calmly as if they , were roses grown in a garden full of sunshine. To Ket the true delicacy and shim- mer to'.the fur, so that ever)., woman who sees it will know that it is gen- uine "baby lamb," the poor little crea- ture must be torn alive from itmoth- cr. The mother is killed afterward. tier skin does not shine so much, so she is not the fashion. garniture is oftan of velvet matching the skirt, with the rich addition of fur bands and beaded passementerie, Another one of the latest win,ter fur wraps shows a combination of two kinds of fur. Astrakhan is made up with mouflton, Mongolian lamb, otter. ermine or chinchilla. All kinds of brown furs are combined with sealskin, and black astrakhan is seen, with gray trimming. A earacu,l coat for an ultra- fashionable woman was lined with frownifig. "By jingo!" la,ughed the man with the tin pail, slapplng hFs knee. "if old ]enny hain't clean forg6t hisself. He's smilin' a them Knights like a Chris- ti'n: and he's forgot o ring the gong." The next time the sad-eyed Benjami,n had a chance at the new man, Mrs. .Knight was with him. and the small Mary satdemm-elybetweenthcm. ']'he car stood on the switch as usual, and the motbrman oeeupled hls corner. lie began with a hqavy sigh, but stopped when he saw thechild whisper- ins to her father. "That ts Mr. Lomion, Mary," said M:r. Knight. "Are you the man that brla.,s my father home 9" she said. in a clear, sweet voice. "I'm going to watch for you every day and wave my hand." And the astonished Benny found himself speechless, and, smiling at the little maid. without a trn[e of gloom on his cnumenance, while she chatted away in her childis.h treble till the car moved on. After that tt becamea eomm thing to see a small and excited figure rush out to Mr. Knight' gate and wave her etubby hand at the motorman. Somehow the sight so warfled te ruffold felle,w'sheart that he often forot t,o grmnble for a whole trip. One day that winter came the supreme mnment of transformation in his life. It was a bright afternoon in late De- cember, and the air was full of Christ- rims sights a,ud sounds. As car No. 8 came round the curve and star;eddown the slope, Ben suv a heap of somethin struggling on the track some distance ahead. IIe rang the gong loudly and put on the brake: but he knew the car eould not sin l) in tlme, and, to his hor- ror. the st rug'gl] ng heap was a little glrl fallen a,nd hopelessly tangled in the rope of her sled. The women shrieked and Md their faces, and the men gtoaned and swore under their breath. The old man on the platform rose to the heroic. It might mean death, but he bounded down the track like an ath-, grasped the ehHd and jumped aside as the ear rated by a rasp- ing sound like the snarl of mu angry monster. The passengers crowded around, but he had no eyes for any- due but the ehl]d who was patting and kissing his. big hand. "I knew you wouldn't run over me. Mr. Lomison," she said. "Will you take me home'to my father?" And Bemjamin Lomison spent the rest. of that day with the Knight family, laid off on full pay. As the weeks passed by it was ob- served that his expression had chauged, and the travelers ,were no longer re- galed by his gloom. "Well, Benny', yc.u seem te have for- got how to grnmble," said our friend of the t]upail oneday. "Yes, I have," replied the motorman. "I tell you when a man has its[yen him to save such a ehild a little Mary Knight. he ain't ,no room to eomp]ain about nothiu'. There's only one draw- back," and the old mournful look stole over his face. "if her father had only took o undertakin'. I(rape's dead and it's such a payln' business. But you can't have everythlng."--N, y, Inde.. pendemt. Steamed ADDle uddlng. Lille a re.did with shoes nf bread and hut,ter. Put in a layer of stewed apples. annther layer cf bread and butter, an- other layer of apples, and so ecntinne nntil you have the mold filled. Reat 'we eggs; add a pPnt of milk; pour Ibis It takes at least 20 of these pitiful little skins to make even a short eoat. They have to be perfectly matched, so that the "crinkle" will run the same way, aml that one Mde of the eoat will not be more curly than the other. For one coat 40 miserable little an- imals are made lo suffer torture beyond human imagimng. For one collar four living creatures mus die in hid- eous agouy. - yet,ablaffbtsthefgshi0n; an,dthe gentlest women arerushing to buy it to adorn their daughters and make them beautiful. The furriers are displaying the tiny skins in their windows It does not pay to make them up, unless they are made to order. Every woman who buys an ineh of, that skin knnws what she is doing, for the saleswoman hastens to tell her that it is "no imitation: It is the real thing --the nnborn lamb, torn from its moth- er just as the fur is at the best." Two women wlth the little silver cross of the King's Daughters pinned upon their gowns bought a baby lamb chat apiece up at aFifth avenne shop the other day. And a woman who belongs to two .o- cieties for ethical culture and society for the preventiou of cruelty to ani- mals bought 25 of the skins to make her daughter's skating dress pretty. Yet there have been cynics who say that women are inconsistent.--N. Y. Journal. CLERGYMEN LONG-LIVED. Averages GIven by Insurance Tables for Various Professions " The figures collated bv the life insur- ance companies in the United States and England show that as a rule cler- gymen are long-lived. "Physicians and scientists agree that among the ele- ments which contribute to long life are sobrlcty, regular hours, outdoor exer- cise, some mental occupation, nnd, above all, serenity--the quality which qualifies one for honorary membership of a Don't Worry club. Clergymen, per- haps, come nearer to complying with these conditions than do people in other walks of life. What is known as NeuviHe's table of professional men gave the following average of the length of life in 1,000 cases taken for illustra- tion: Physicians, 52 years; lawyers, 54; erchants" 57; teachers, 59; clergy- men, 66. The average life of sailors in those countries in which accurate i'ee- ords are kept is 46 years, of mechanics 48, and of farmers 65, though the aver- age for farmers is unduly high, perhaps. Long life among clergymen is rather the rule than the exception. Cardinal Mertel (he is a Bohemian and occU- pies at Rome the office of vice chancel- lor of the Sacred lollege) is 92; the pope is 87. Very Rev. Henry Liddell, of Oxford, who died on January 19, was 87. Bishop Wilmer is 81, and Bishop Williams, of Connecticut, is 80. A French statistician some years afro made the discovery, corroboration of which has been afforded in the United States of late years, that persons draw- ing pensions live longer than those who don't, What is known among insur- ance men as Kaaper's table gives the percentage of persons of various pro- fessions in England who reach the age of 70 years as foIIows: Physicians. 24; teachers, 27; artists. 28; lawyers, 29; clerks, 32; soldie 82; erehants, 33; farmers, 40; clergymen, 42.--Ig. Y. Sun. -------u--- Ham Pie. Make a ernst tthe came as for sda over the3)rea and apple; steam for one blsouitA line your dish; then put in hour, and serve wit,h a liquid pudding a layer of potato,, sliced thin, a ]it:le " l a uee.--Ladaes Home Journa. er and salt. to ta te and a bit of but- - then a lyer of ham; add con- ,. you will have a WIT AND WlSL M. --"Does your ,wife jump at eonclu. sions?" '%'o. she jumps at barLmins." --Dctrolt .Free Press. --IIibson--"How much did Daubre get for his academy canvas?" Gar, ner --"Don't kaov. Three years would be about right."--Tit-Bits. --"Your extemporaneous talk on art was grand, M:iss Goggles." "Well, it ought to be; I put iu three solid weeks getting it up."--Chicago :Record. .A n Easy Way Out.--Teacher--"But ean t you defin 'bicycle?' Suppose some one asked yu what a bicycle is, what wouhl you say ?" Pupi!--'Td say: 'Don't you know what a bicycle is?' "-- Puek. --"Experiende is er mighty good teacher," said UnCle Eben, "Butsome- tlmes er man makes de mistake o' try- in' ter leans me' lessons dan he'll evvuh hab a chance to reciteU'--Washington Star. --"Could I sell you a Bible? ' asked the agent. "t guess not," replied the real estate dealer. "You might try Itebbardsbee, in the next office. He has a sort of mania for rare books,"--In- dlanapolis Journal. --0ne Better.--"I have a doctor's cer- tifieate here that I cannot sing to- night," said the prima donna. "What?" roared the ms,sager; "I'll give you a certificate that you never could sing." --Detroit Free Press. ---The Motations ef Tirne.--De Short --"You notice, perhaps, tbat I have sold lny gold watch, and now carry a silver one." IIarduppe "Yes, old man, it's only another proof of he old saw: 'Cir. cnmstances alter cases,' you know."-- Life. --:Romance and :Reality. Fi'st Col- lege Girl--"What is to be 'the title ot your graduation essay?" Seeond Col- lege Girl--" 'Beyond the Alps lies Italy.' .... What's the title of yours?" First College Girl--" 'Beyond the altar liss he washtub.' "--Judge. --Biggs "Why, old man, you look as though you had lost your best friend. What's wrong?" Diggs--"I fear my good name is forcver lost." Biggs-- FARMER AND PLANTER. THE CHEAPEST FERTILIZER, Tane for Farmers to be Thinking What They Are Going to Feed Their Land. The time of year is at hafid farmers I.-egiu to think about spring crops and determine hove and where hey can procure such festilizers as they may nced for the least money. After three years' experience in trying the necessary chemicals and mate- rials, and doing my own mixing, l know that I have saved considerable money in my outlay for fertilizers, and there is no reasou why farmers whouse fertilizers to any considerable extent can't do likewise. A saving of from five to eight dollars per ton can be made by home-mixing, if care is taken in 'securing the necessary materials. Most manufacturers of fertilizers will not sell materi- als for mixing at prices so that it will be economy for the farmer to buy, be- eaase they would thereby injure their established trade. They even toil us that they can supply ready-mixed fer- tilizers cheaper than the farmer can mix, as they possess the necessary ma- chinery to do the work cheaply and can do it more thoroughly than it can pos- sibly be done with shovels and screens, as the farmer has to do the work. A farmer can mix a ton of fertilizer on the barn floor in a eouple of hours, and for all practical purposes the work thus done with shovel is just as thor- ough u if done bxr a machine in a fertilizer factory lint the cost of mixing is but one small item in the manufacture of ready-mixed fertilizers. There are extra freights repay, officers' salaries and laborers" bills amount to a good deal, the expense of a traveling salesman runs from one to two dollars a ton, to say nothing of local agents' commissions, which are two to five dol- lars a ton. So in home-mixing the farm- er may save from a fourth to a third of his annual expenditure for the item of commercial fertilizers, iMany farmers will sy: I would like to save this money, but don't Low what to buy or where to get t. A good, complete fertilizer should tiger skin. Yokes and guimpes of every shape, color and fabric are in fashion, lle- sides being a very dressy addition to 1he toilet they are must useful iv trarsforming a half-low, rounding or Pompadour bodice into one appropri- ate for any daytime dress ocasion. Many of the silk petticoats this sea- son are lined with a fine. thin qua!tiy eould assist at a luneheonI"---Chleage "Your good name! What do you contain from 10 to 12 per eent. of avail- mean?" Diggs--"Just what I said, able phosphoric acid, 2to3per cent. of It was ou tlie handle of a $10 umbrella." ammonia and2to 4of potash. ---Chicago News. I potatoes and most garden crops need ---Social L0ngings.--"I see," muttered  more potash than corn or wheat. The Tnffold Wanderer, who had found a ! cheapest forminwbich you canbuythe piece of an old rewspaper, and was necessary phosphoric acid for your mix- killing time by reading the society col- ' tare is the rock of acid phosphate. It nmn, "that 'Mrs. Kelawndike gave a  may be bought tncar lots cheaply now, 1,uncheon yesterday, assisted by Miss attd laid down at your railroad station Daisy Butlerfly.' Great Scott! How l should not cost exceedin $15 per ton. perhaps considerably less. The material of outing eloth or albatross, to make lhem eomfortable for cold-weather wea r. ttussar style of jackets are noted in the newest of the cloth gowns. Short baques are-.alo noted, nd by some these are supposed to presage the down,fall of the blouse. A style only reeently put due side is said to be com. ing back--4he round waist wi ih a blouse front. Fitted waists forstretsuitsare prophesied by an authority. The newest models of capes and cloak seeu in Paris have the fronts curving from the thrnat to the traek, instead of falling straight, and mak- ing a right angle with the lower edge. The curve is not accentuated to the Tribune. t REMOVES CINDERS FROM EYES. lansas City Man tiara a Lucrative Business llemoving the Particles. -Ovlng.t the opaeity'f the atmos. phere in Kansas City, due to the brand of smoke ejected from the chimneys, it is no nncommon thing for persons to get, eindera, dust and other foreign matter in their eyes, as well a soot o's other part of their faces. This is especially true of persons who ride on grip cars. Now a particle of f.oreign, ov even do- most[c, maVter in the eye is no pleas- ant thing, and it is not easy to remove it, Indeed it is almost impossible for degree where the baek would be much a. person to take the mote from hisown longer than the sides. The style is eye, especially if it is a Kansas City pretty,and will bemuch in evidence for mote and gets up under the lid. Nor early spring, ia it easy for a person unskilled to roll Straps of braid terminate on many costumes with the addition of tiny bue- k!es or fancy buttons, and tailor vests fasten with the latter trimness. The necessary button is small, but the one for ornament only is rather large. ]n these, as in gimps end buckles, cut steel, jet and jeweled designs outnum- ber all others. Light., tissue materials in medium qualities will be in demand another sea- on. Chiffons, gauzes, nets, Liberty silk and mousselint in endless variety of coloring will soon be seen in the stores, and for evening wear will prove both satisfactory and stylish. Velour gros grain is a new silk high- ly recommended for skirts. It is very rich end soft, with a finish like velvet. --Boston Budget Proper Treatment of Frosen Plants, As soon as discovered remove the frosted plants to a cool place where the temperature ean by some means be gradually raised until it reaches that to which the plants have been accus- tomed. A sudden rise in theemper- stare, after plants have been badly frosted, thaws them too rapidly and results disastrously, Trim off the ten- der shoots which are beyond help, and then gradually raise the temperature during the day ntil it reaches the ac- customed mark. They may then soon be placed in their proper places, but it might be well to shade them for a day or two from the sun. A splendid and effective proteetiou against a certain amount of cold is secured by placing over the plants eones made from paper. In this manner cold drafts from about  windows on very severe windy night can be kept from harming the plants. --Woman's Home Companion, back he lid and remove it, although it is reMly a very simple operation for one who has performed it frequently. The other day a re, an coming down Grand avenue on a grip car got some- thing in his eye which he could not remove. It was exceedingly painful and the eye became greatly irritated and inflamed. When hc got down town he stepped into the office of an optfician ad asked to have it taken out. The optician's clerk placed a lead pencil on the lid, deftly roiled it back, and in an instant had the offending panicle removed on the potut "of a eamel.'s htir brush. It was a imp:e operation in comparison with the relief it afforded. This suggested to the man an idea. Why does not some young mn with the requisite skill undertake the office of mote remover from his brothers' eyes? There are, no doubt, many per- sons passing throngh the street every day with cinders and other unpleasant things in their eyes who, on the spur and pain of the mmnent, have said they would give a dol.Lar to have the offender out. A little sign would soon atCraet persons to the right place. Something like this, for iostamce: "Cinderin your eye? :Remove it for ten cents." It wouhl be a little adjunct to a druggist's o optician's store, a n<l ten cents w(mld amply pay for the operation, while per- ons who are afflicted, and now wander around rubbing the painful optic, would soon ledrn where to go.--Kanas ity Journal. Perfumed Cloth. Druggists kecp a perfume eloth that is sold by the yard, It is imported and is by some process knowu to per- turners saturated with a satchel pew- New Frills In Vogue. der or essence that is xery strong and Bayaderes are io high favor this sea- lasting. It eomes as high as eight and son, and will be seen in the spring nov- ten dollars a yard, but is yew wide, and elties and lightweight goods, such as one-faurth of a yard is a generous mousselines, gauzes, satin od chiffon, supply. Small pieces, three inches Brocade and Jaequard weaves are held square or less, are served in has, dress in popular memory rather thao pres- waists and skirts, and are laid in glove eat favor, and handkerchief boxes and chiffonier The demand for taffeta is unabated, drawers. When it is considered that a The favorite shades are cardinal, ox- fine satchel sells for a dollar, these per- blood and cherry, and they are a lrifle fumed lengths are really economical. more expensive than other colors. The --Chicago Tribune. national blnes, violets aud greens are Can seo the Roost. also popular tit, and plaid taffeta is :Rev. Shinbones--Tell me, my dear appearing, brudder--is you s, ill gropin' in de Among the latest styles in ribbons dark? are the colored failles and gros grain, Uncle Eph--'o sah; nosah, rsegot sat|mblaek velvet, with eitherviolt or a dark lantern now. ah.--Truth, mode backs" and black double-faced Grew Itleher lstead. shins, with rained flowers on one side. Black--You say he lost his mone Otter, emeruld, ruby and tawnybrown by investi'ng it in a bank, lead in oolers, and are much used for bank fail? dress and alaue trimmings. q that I prefer for giving ammonia to a home-mixed goods is cotton-seed meal. It is not so readily soluble as the nitrate of soda, and gives excellent re- sults. It will cost from $18 to $20 per ton. The mar[ate of potash ia worth 45 per ton. Now if you will procure a table of analyses of these ingredients yon can very easily calculate, just how much of each of the above you must use to get just such a fertilizer as you want. Twelve hundred pounds of acid phosphate, carrying 15 per cent. of available phosphoric acid, 00 punds of cotton meal and 200 pounds of tour[ate : of potash will make a most excellent complete fertilizer, and should not cost you more than $16 to $17 per ton. The same grade of fertilizar, if purchased ready-mixed, will cost you from $2 to $24. Some might ask: How am I to get these materials at wholesale prices when I only need a ton or two for my own use? You must co-operate with your neighbor and make up a carload. Farmers must learn that they, like men in all other trades and professions, must come together--mttst organize for mutual benefit affd protection-nd whenever you are in shape to use a car- load of fertilizing material there will be little trouble in finding a good mau- ufacturer with whom you can place your order. Farmers, don't longer throw your money away on ready-mixed fer- tilizers when you can so easily save 25 per cent. of your usual outlay by home mixing.--W. W. Stevens, in Farmcrs" ttome Journal. DIVERSIFYING, A bJet that lFarme Can Not Gh'e To" IIueh Attention To.- The seeds of diversity are being sown broadcast, What will the harvest be? Tlle idea is not a new one. The writer who advocates it now only expresses thoughts that have occurred to thou- sands of farmers for many years. The cotton conventions, organizations and the influence of the p ,rss did not reduc the acreage in 1895, but the eheap price in 1894 did. It is to be hoped the same cause will reduce it iu 1898. The farm- er who complains of speculators, middle men, trusts, transportation charges, and a lack of circulating medium, can in a measure dodge these real or imaginary monsters by produebag at home as nearly everything consumed us practical. But after he has done this he is compelled to produce some one more of the staples that are non-periahable and have a universal market as a money crop. ooner or la- ter he must have the services of the grocer, hardware and dry goods mer- chant, the druggist, lumber man, car- penter, blacksmith, teachr, preacher, lawyer, editor and octor; theydemand money and not barter for thelr serv- icea and wares. He musteither do with- out these convcnienees of a higher iv- ilization or continue to pay ribute to aggregated wealth,skill and knowledge. Etween the two he is at liberty to take his choice. 'oo much diveraity is aa bad as too little. Ctfickens, eggs, butter, fruits and garden trtmk are 0- k. for family use, but they will not pay renta, interest or taxea, nor bring the wherewith without market, A few favorably iocated can afford to create this market, but the bulk ol farmers mnst continue to de- pend upon the live-stock nd staple crops adapted to their several iocaliies aa money-getters. Seaaon, acreage and coumption being unknown quati. ties, future prices are in the dark; 50- oats, 17-cent corn, the other. They hae all toehed them low prices in the pst thre or foul' yeaxs, and will o doubt do so again. The products of all human are gradually growing  and will continue to do Ions as there is universal progre equally distributed. Inventive skill and knowledge are for unless it emtbles ' past, present and future endeavor purchase more of the necessities tuxurics of life. When the mmffa tutor fails to produce goods in the open markets at a profit eompels him to make room fO ono who can. The farmer who can tot produce crops to sell on the markets a a profit must give way to those who' can. If oats at 20 cents and cotton a :' five cents eau not be grown ;t a pro- they will go higher. It is folly to bn den ne's mind with the future prices and seasons; they yond our vision. We should first dune everything consumed at hom near as practical, then sleet staple crops and stock best t our tastes and locality, give the full swing of our attention producing the largest yields with the least expense, if we will do this, rice ecqnomy, steer clear of debt, trades and bad habits, we btminess at the old stand when all other pursuits and have faded in the gloom. hammering at the will not be cracked. As man who lives in a veral years and can not get witlmut a mortgag is of legislation or advice. The troubles are not ia his avocation , legislation, but within himself. lacks not brains, but ambition. centrate his mind upon his business he considers hewdly worth his whUe At any village post office by farms you will see 20 pcrs handed out to on, culture. Texaa i and stock eoantry, but has a half dozen papers pursuits. The dozen days of business man takes one. ty fairs, picnics, reunions, litical meetings, camp meetings and first find the farmer recreating, while merchant is sifting around on duty. Is it any wonder he lars while the farmer "The laborex Brcthren, let us fore wc fire.--T, C Slaughter, Farm and Ranch. Raise .Rice.- The low price of cotton many farmers to plant far of that staple, and to crops as will enable them t own living at home of Lhe merchant. Among these crops sweet potatoes, cow peas, ribbon cane and rice. last mentioned crop that the farmers of the the coming season. eleet piece of land, open farrows at the lower part to let when dry enough and hanx)w in your pecks to the acre, sown broada wheat or oats. When inches high stop up water on the field such as will make a great will make a fair ere t to sow is from - last frost April and May being best month. In four or five the crop can be cut. If acre or two, with hand sickle o In Los[sigma are used, For home use is needed, and may be done by made %eels, --Farm and Ranch. There are those who both fooolishness and a sin to jaded animal, yet who fail F dant roots. In both case the required work ia tliving, few helps collection of plants we in the hands of an almost entirely primulas, begonias seemed to revel in its murky HERE AND that maintaining, but for fea%Llity of the soil. --The farmer must land will grow to the under existing carefully adapt his means entire shade. Fow Pansies will do field on the the soil, the the proposed cro:, al then ahead with safety. --Tlxe system which ievease try year, and puts chanieal condition that tO be injured by drought rainfall. --The time will come flock-master will just a some food every spring to turn for his sheep to provide food for them There will b a brighter them his lambs erisig.