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FOULTOY Predatory Animals. The Little Heroine. By a schoolyard where the children played I paused a viI!o to see; Among thorn was a little maid Who sweetly glanced at me. WhUo others laughed and raced and danced With many a graceful air. Bhe Blood aaldci alone and glanced With glad eyes at them there. Her face was beautiful and aweet. But. hapless little one. She etood on twlHted, withered feet, That ne'er were made to run. I thought of .God's mysterious way. And watched her where she stood; I wondered if she gave Him praise And deemed Him wise and good. .Her playmates Joined their. hand9 ere the pack rapidly, so that the bottom la now the top card, and thus all the other cards are turned face upward, unseen by the' spectators. Hold the pack firmly in your fingers and request those who have drawn to replace their cards in the pack. Thus all the drawn cards will He with their faces downward, while all the other cards will He with their face upward. You now step aside, select the drawn cards, and show them to the company. Answer to Plot Problem. This is tho way In which the plot of land should have been divided In order to let each person get to lung. And, hedging her about Dun cd around her with a merry song And many a happy shout. I saw her clap her hands, her la gleeful accents rung. voice She had the courage to rejoice With those who danced and sang. I left them where they gladly played A sweet voice seemed to cry: "While Rho tan laugh, poor little maid. Why should you ever BlghT" The Chicago Record-Heral- k T7 r7T HI I d. Shout Breaks a Glass. Every one knows that windows will 'rattle when a loud noise is made in a room, but very few persons know that a glass can be broken by shouting into it. Any ordinary glass which has a clear tone will do for this trick, and the exact nature of its tone can readily be ascertained by passing a moist-eae-d finger around its rim. This point beiag settled, the performer should hold the glass In front of his mouth aad shout Into it in a tone about an octave higher than that of the glass. The result will be that the glass will break immediately, and for the reason that it will not have strength ' hla own property without trespassing on that of others. The problem was given last week. How many of you solved It? ( It Blackens. Could a census be taken of the fowls lost by the ravages of animals of prey the results would be truly astonish ing. In the newer settled sections of the country forest animals are so per sistent in their attempts to get at the poultry that the raising of chickens is frequently discontinued. One would ready, any one in the company may call it out and change places. In this way a number of clever rhymes may be forthcoming, and the game may be kept up till the ingenuity of the players is exhausted. , hardly expect to hear of large losses from the ravages of coons, weasels and minks inside of the limits of Cook county, Illinois, yet such losses are frequently reported. The writer knew of a neighbor who lost a big white Leghorn cock. The animal had en tered the hen house at night, selected the largest bird obtainable and had carried it off. climbing a post' and walking along a board fence eight feet high. Indications pointed to a coon as the mischief doer, but it was not thought probable that a coon was in that vicinity. However, the next day another neighbor shot a coon in the neighborhood and the case was proven. Another man living in a good-size- The Flour Merchant. The one who' personates the flour merchant will try every way to dispose of his stock of flour, by asking question after question of the others, who must, in their answers, be careful not to use these words: Flour. I, yes or no; as they are forbidden, and the one who is caught using them will have to pay a forfeit. The flour merchant must persevere In his endeavors to make the players use one of the interdicted words. For instance: "Do you wish any flour "There is none required." "But you will soon want it; let me persuade you to take Borne." "That is impossible." "Why so? It is the very best of flour; Just look at it; it is so very fine and white." "The quality is a matter of indifference to me." "But it will make such good, sweet bread. Do take some." "You have had my answer." "Have I? I must have forgotten It What was it?" "My answer was, decidedly mot any." "But, madame, consider; it is a very reasonable price." "I will not take any." The flour merchant having succeeded in making her say "I," proceeds to the next one. to-day- d Chicago Buburb told the writer that some wild animal had destroyed his whole flock. He got through the wires one night and killed a part of the flock. The man the next day made everything secure, as be supposed; but that night the animal dug a burrow under the walls of the house, got in and killed the rest of the flock. A weasel was suspected. This goes to show that a little precaution against There is an old story about a Greek maiden named Kulalie; she wanted to be friends with Lucinda, a very gay To Decorate Candles. and wordly woman. One day she said Candles can be decorated by rolling to her father, Sophronlus, "I would like to call upon Lucinda; may I go pictures tightly round them and warming the backs of the pictures by pass"I cannot allow you to do that, my ing the flame of a match or another candle over them. To get the best daughter." replied Sophronius. "Hut, father, you must think me ex- to-day-?" ceedingly weak If you suppose I should be injured by going," said Eulalla. crossly. Her father stooped down and picked tip a piece of dirty coal and held it out. "Take that In your hand, my child; it will not hurt you." She did, her fingers became smudged. Kulalla did not understand. "Why," she said, "did you give me this? It blackens." VVA n vr Jn I ' ' (U h "Yes." came the reply. "Coal, when It does not burn, blackens." Do you seo the lesson of tho old Creek? Dad company will blacken If results the engraving should be newly It does not burn. printed on thin paper with plenty of ink, and, If they are half tones, should- - be coarse grained. Effective Rhyming. can be found in great variety enough to resist the force exerted This game is never old, and for designs It by the waves of air. in many illustrated periodicals. against ' Tno thinner the glass is the more rainy days there Is nothing like it There are so which can easily will it be broken. A common be Jingled intomany topics Wealth cf Manchuria. If the funny rhymes, beer glafirt, however, is the one which resources of Manchuria, mineral The have rhymers Ingenuity. is c tier ally used. The fun consists In the head person as shown even by the surface scratchstarting the first line. The person ing that has been done, are simply Dickens' School Pets. next must give the rhyming line Ftupendous. As a wealth-give- r it may . When Charles Dickens was a boy before a more St. number to send of seconds for given the Petersburg at Wellington House Academy It was have than India will to passed. Usually one minute is next the secret iridc of the students there the allotted time. Then, if be is not Ixindon. tbat.tbey owned more white mire, red poll and linnets than any other set of boys within their ken. These they kept In hatboxes, drawers and even la the school dsks. A small but very accomplished mouse, which lived In the corner of a Iatin dictionary, In Dickens' desk, and could draw Roman chariots, fire paper muskets and mrale pasteboard ladders, fell at last -f Into an overfull Inkpot and kst both Its white coat and ill life. Dickens, nevertheless, won a prize for his and a well thumbed and blotted Horace, which he once presented to f coach recently fetched a high price at an exhibition in England. I $ half-centur- J Magic K.. Either large heads or Tiss may be used Id this trick, which I of classic origin, as it was performed long ago by Greek Jugslers. Prepare beforehand by gluing two ribbons exactly alike and the same length; double each so the ends come toeUier; lie the ribbons at the folds with a thread exactly the same color. Flip on the rings and give two of the spectators the ends to hrld. They will believe that each Is holding the ends of the two different ribbons. Have them bold the ribbons slarkly, and then ask each of tnm for the ends they hold and rjchanse with them the end? they before held. Take hold of of the rings at the centre, break the thread that holds tbe ribbons and slip off the rings. Telling Drawn Cards. A clever way Is here given In which to diseern one or more drawn cards: Tarn unperccived the Ixttom card of a pack face upward; then let several of the company drew a card. Reverse oe dx-trnus- Sf S&J iBSr ! In the above picture are objects illustrating five words. These words rhyme, and by beheading all cf them and prefiinng the sane letter to each, you will find that they all have suddenly become the same word. What are the five words? one-syllabl- e Btore-hous- -' Fattening Hogs In Montana. Bulletin 37 of the Montana station says: Fattening hogs Is most economically accomplished by finishing In the pea lot or grain stubble. The pigs should be turned on the peaa as soon as the pods are filled and the peas begin to harden. If sufficient pigs are used, say ten per acre, hot a pea will bo wasted and even a portion of the vines consumed. One acre of peas, producing at the rate of 35 bushels per acre, which is an average for Montana, will provide a fattening ration for ten 150 to 200 pound hogs for from 40 to 45 days. Climatic conditions permit the pea harvesting by pig3 even as late as December 1. This Is one of the easiest fattening meththese animals will hardly prove ef ods now practiced In Montana. The fective. The point Is that while we area over which peas can be grown are making the poultry house secure is very large and the time of foragwe should make it so secure that no ing eo extended by favorable weather loss can be occasioned by these anl- - that the product need not all bo marketed at one time. In order, however, mals. Incidentally we might criticise the to make the best use of forage condipractice of many poultry owners leav tions, winter litters must be raised. ing the doors and windows of their Pigs from spring litters do not reach houses open during the summer a. large consuming capacity 60on nights, with no protection whatever. enough to take advantage of the early This was the case with the man that forage. Both late fall and early lost the White Leghorn cock. A door spring litters should bo raised In and window made of inch mesh wire order to get the most out of the foods would have been entirely effective In and the market conditions. keeping out aDimals, even rats. The writer has used this wire and has Breeding Age for Swine. found it very strong and durable. It When size Is desired In the boar and is not expensive and there is no rea- sow they should not be bred too early. son why it should not be extensively One year is probably to young enough used. permit them to be bred in that case. Where there are young chicks, this If a sow is not bred till she is a wire should be used to keep out rats. old she will have obtained a year good Rats become very destructive of growth, and will be of size and chicks after tbey once get a taste of vigorous at the time shegood produces her chicken. On the other band rats will first litter, at sixteen months of age. frequently live on a farm for years Her weight at that time, if a Poland-Chin- a and sever touch a chick. It is largeor Berkshire, would be in exly a question of forming a habit cess Of 400 pounds, oerhans Eon. A When rats once get the taste for sow will generally produce a better spring chicken, a relentless war will uuer me second time than the first have to be waged upon them. At one If she is mature at the first hreedin time the writer Lad a great deal of time. Many such sows have trouble in this respect The rats got to he good breeders up to ten proved years ot so they would attack a chick of almost age. The rule of usinsr ontr tram any size, and It was not unusual to sows for breeding purposes Is followed find In the morning a half grown oy many, dui is not lo be chick killed and partly eaten by the It gives early maturity, b commended. Ut Mfitn IA rodents. One day the fowls were decrease the stamina. making a fuss and the writer hurried to find the cause. A big rat had a Dairying In New York. half grown chicken by the leg and According to the Dcnartmont was pulling it under a broken board there were In Now York Agriculture In the floor. 443 creameries and last slate year In such cases it will sometimes be 193 establishments making both butfound necessary to use poison. Elecand cheese. The nroduet r,r ler some of make has always ter was over S9.000.000 noumla tric paste mri of proven the most effective in the ex- cheese over 121.000,000 The pounds. perience of the writer. But It is bet- increase in butter over the census ter to so construct the poultry house year was 20,000,000 pounds; but there that to rata or other animals ot any was a decrease of 2.000.000 nonnH. ,.r size can get in. TLIs can be done in cheese. A good various ways. Cement always makes in the state are many establishments making both butter a good and prevents rats getting ana c Geese. In from that point Where a board floor is to be used, it should be so far A. The Cauliflower can above the ground that the rats can never Oemler; a become of universal vegetable find nothing to stand on In their atcultivation, for the reason that It tempts to gnaw a hole through the not succeed If far removed from will th boards. Rats never attempt to cut moisture and the saline of atmosphere their way Into a building from the Its native nea coast unthe locality, outside, and this point may well be less Indeed, the required moisture can left tmiMiarded. The trouble Is that be supplied by Irrigation. Erfurt In most floors are put within a few the Interior of Germany, produces peritches of the ground, cr else cross Ifams and foundation stones are to haps the finest cauliflowers of th rarf if 3ly placed that the rodents find European continent. They are grown an abundant e of support in their op- between open ditrhes or small canala. on lands to narrow as lo adrait of erations. ater beine thrown by hand from Dra? Is a grod dn?. but seldom ditch to the middle of each marginal vorth the value of a license. "land" fl-j- lv Rotation a Local Question. Crop rotation is a subject that has engaged the attention and study of the very best talent among agricultural investigators and practical farmers for a great length of time in all of the older parts of the world where agriculture has reached its highest h Professor state of development R E. Chilcott, in a . .etin of the South Dakota Experiment Station. If we could appropriate the results of their investigations and experience we e of facts would find a rich In the literature of the subject, particularly the records of the long line of experiments carried on by Sir J. B. at Lawes and Sir J. II. Gilbert It would be Rothemsted, England. almost impossible to overestimate the value to the whole clyilized world ot the work of these investigators, nor do we undcryalue the work done by the army of agricultural Investigators connected with the United States Department of Agriculture and the various state Experiment Stations. But. unfortunately, in the matter of crop rotation their results have a value to us in only a very broad and general way. This is essentially a local prob- lem and can be solved only under local conditions. Nor Is this matter of locality conflned to a comparison of this state as a whole with other states or countries. Each of the aeveral sections of the state has Its local conditions, peculiar to itself, and in the ultimate analysis every farm will have Its peculiar conditions, and every farmer his individual problems to solve.