TO ED,ra> BY
Transplanting Berry Bushes.
The best time to transplant blackber
ry and raspberry bushes is in early
spring, although it can be successful
ly done In the fall if set deep and well
banked or mulched*
One Farmer’s Experiment.
A correspondent of Farmer’s Ad
vance says he set his strawberry
plants three to four feet apart in the
row, with a cabbage plant between
each two strawberry plants, and thus
gets a good crop of cabbages, which
docs not prevent the strawberries from
making a thick matted row before the
next spring. This takes but about 3000
plants to the acre. This year he had
strawberry rows four feet eight inches
apart, and plants four feet apart in
the row, and has rows of early cab
bages and cauliflower between the
strawberry rows, while between the
strawberry plants he set onions. All
these crops require clean cultivation
and liberal manuring, which fits the
land for the strawberry runners, and
they are out of the way in season to
allow the runners to make a matted
row. Ferliaps this is as good a plan
as any for those who set strawberry
plants in the spring, as it gives them
an inducement to keep the land clean
and well worked, and the use of it is
not entirely lost the first year, but
other crops might be used instead of
those named if desired.
Setting Apple Trees Accurately.
In setting out a young orchard it is
highly important that the trees be set
exactly in geometric order, exactly in
line with each other in two directions.
An orchard presents a much more at
tractive appearance if care is exer
cised in this direction, and the looks
of an orchard prove to be an impor
tant factor if a time conies when it is
desired to sell the orchard.
Now one cannot set trees in a per
fect line by sighting along the line of
TRIPOD FOR SETTING TREES.
trees as they are set out. The tops ob
scure the view, and when the row is
finished some trees will be found much
out of line. Setting out stakes before
hand will not answer, since each stake
must be taken up in order to dig a
hole. An excellent plan is shown in
tlie cut. Set out small stakes in the
spot where each tree is to stand.
Make a light tripod, as is shown in the
cut, with a cord and weight, arranged
as shown. Set the tripod over the
stake so that the weight at the end of
the cord will be exactly over the stake.
Now pull up the stake and dig the hole
for the tree, without moving the tri
pod. Set the tree so that when the
weight is lowered it will touch the
trunk. In this way every tree will
stand finally in the exact position of
the row of stakes first set out.—Amer
Quick,Returns From Berries.
The strawberry has a good reputa
tion for giving quick returns for the
expense of preparing the soil and set
ting plants, but the blackberry and
raspberry are nearly as prompt. They
have an advantage on the farm, that
more of the work in caring for them
can be done by the horse, as the rows
should be far apart enough to allow
the cultivator to be used' between
them, and where one is situated so
that he cannot hire cheap help to pick
the berries, it is a satisfaction that it
is not as stooping work as in the
strawberry bed. Caring for strawber
ries and cranberries is hard on a back
that has borne the burdens of thirty
or 'forty years of hard work. If we
were on a farm we should try to grow
strawberries enough for home use, but
as a crop for market we prefer the
blackberry, raspberry or currant, and
think they are as profitable Compared
to the labor of growing and picking
them. When well set and well cared
for they are almost a permanent in
vestment. They need to have old wood
ett out, and to he prevented from
miking too much new wood, which re
quires some care, but not much hard
There were 7014 more marriages iu
JLTussi* last year than in ISO 9.
NEW DISEASE IN TOWN.
It Is Called Grocers’ Dyspepsia,” and
Buyers Who Sample Are Victims.
Hundreds of men in this city are suf
fering from a most insidious and
energy-sapping form of indigestion
known as “grocers’ dyspepsia.” Buy
ers for grocery houses and commis
sion merchants are the ones who suf
fer from this peculiar ailment, which
is caused by their inevitable pro
pensity to taste the crackers, fruits,
spices and other tempting forms of
food which are displayed by the whole
“Do you see that tall, lanky,
cadaverous fellow over there,” asked
a prominent wholesale grocer. “Well,
what would you say was ailing him?
Dyspepsia? Well, sir, you have hit
the nail on the head. But it isn’t auy
common, ordinary sort of dyspepsia
from which he is suffering. Not a bit
of it. It’s what we In Hie trade call
‘grocers’ dyspepsia,’ and it seems to
me the name fits the case exactly.
Now just watch him.
“You see the first thing he docs is to
mako for that open bag of roasted cof
fee beans. There go some into his
mouth. Now let us see what the
clerk is going to show him. If it is
anything softer than a cocoanut, you
can wager he will sample it. Prunes!
Well, he is good for about an eighth
of a pound of those.”
“Now that fellow—he’s a well-known
buyer ror one of the largest grocery
stores up town, by tlie way—probably
visits from eight to ten wholesale
houses in the course of a forenoon. Iu
every one he will taste of something,
a cracker, a cinnamon stick, some dried
fruit or, worst of all for the state of
his health, a handful of cloves. It
doesn’t seem much, to be sure, but he
gets the habit, and day after day he
goes through the same performance,
and then wonders why he is troubled
“I was speaking to a doctor about it
only last night. He said that eating
continually, as many of these buyers
and commission merchants do, is
enough to ruin the best digestive ap
paratus provided by nature. The
stomach can’t stand the wear and tear
of always being obliged to work. Then,
much of the stuff that these men can’t
seem to resist is bad enough, even
when taken with other food. When
taken alone they prove most pernicious
in their effects. Take spices, for ex
ample. They continually excite the
secretion of the glands of the diges
tive organs, and in time succeed in ex
hausting the gastric juices. Then the
glands themselves become abnormally
large, with the result that they are
unable to perform their proper func
“The punishment for .these indiscre
tions seems bad enough, doesn’t it?
Yet I 'ike to think of it as a sort of
divine retribution, for there is another
side to the story. You can readily
realize that the loss to us is consider
able when I tell you that some fifty
first boss did to me,
of these men come in every business
day in the year, and that fully three
quarters of them indulge, so to speak.
I know no way to cure buyers of the
habit except to do with them what my
first boss did to me.”
“What did he do?” was asked.
“Well,” said the grocer, with a
slight chuckle, “when 1 was a lad, my
first position was with a wholesale
grocer. The morning I started in the
boss said to me: ‘You see a lot of nice
things around here —raisins, fruit,
crackers, cinnamon, etc. —don’t you?
Now, I want you to eat all you feel
like eating. Understand?’
“Being a most innocent and unsus
pecting youth, I followed his direc
tions literally. 1 didn't do a thing to
those raisins. I also dipped into the
coffee and sugar, and polished off
about a half pound of crackers.
“The next day I stayed at home with
mother. When I appeared again, and
was greeted with a knowing wink from
the boss I tumbled to his scheme. It
was successful, for I never cared to
taste of the dainties I saw around af
ter that.” —New York Mail and Ex
The Largest Toy Factory.
The largest toy factory in the
world is in New York City, where
playthings iu tin are manufactured
literally by the million. It stands five
stories high and turns out 1.G07 dis
tinct varieties of tin toys. The out
put of circular tin whistles is 20,000,-
000 per annum.
The extent to which the fruit trade
has been developed may be judged
by the fact that the Admiral Schley,
one of the four modern built swift
sailing fruitxsteamers now running be
tween Jamaica and Boston, recently
brought to Boston 30,653 bunches of
bananas, to say nothing of 203 bags of
PORTRAIT CAMEO CUTTING.
Only One Exponent of the Art in Thii
Chicago claims the only portrait
cameo cutter in the United States.
There may ho other cameo cutters,
but portrait cameo cutting is ns far be
yond ordinary cameo cutting as is por
trait painting beyond photography. It
is an art in itself.
The only portrait cameo cutter is A.
Hylen, a nntiye of Sweden, where he
learned the Rrt of engraving ffn metal,
which is the basic art of cameo cut
ting. lie learned cameo cutting in
Vienna. Like other fine arts, earned
cutting requires Infinite patience, be
sides artistic sense, and it was not
until Mr. Ilylen had worked for some
tliink like 40 years that he considered
himself a competent portruit cameo
Cameo cutting is one of the oldest
fine arts. It probably originated in
India, but was carried thence to Egypt,
where it flourished before the time of
Moses. It was carried from Egypt to
Persia. In those early days it Is be
lieved that the art of cutting precious
stones \vas a part of the literature of
the times, rather than a means of ex
pressing the artist’s sense of the beau
tiful, and it was not until the art was
taken up by the Greeks that It at
tained that perfection which lias since
distinguished it. With tho decline of
the Roman empire it became a lost
art, but was revived in the Renais
sance and been me more prominent
Up to that time the art liad been
one of engraving on precious stones,
but the artists of the later period not
only discovered that it was possible to
put pictures and portraits in shell, but
they carried it to such perfection that
shells are now universally employed
for the finest work.
Tho shells used are the large conch
shells found in the Bahama islands.
Only one or two pieces of shell suit
able for cameos can be cut from one
conch. The pieces nje ground to an
oval surface and then are examined
for flaws and bad coloring. If the least
flaw is discovered or a color which
would destroy the value of the cameo,
the piece is rejected. If the surface
shows pure while, the cameo cutter
sketches an outline of his portrait or
figure on the surface and then exam
ines the thickness of the white part,
lie removes the superfluous parts of
the white surface outside of his out
line, and then gradually works out his
design, tnking care to work uniformly
so he can compare his figure with the
photograph from which lie works. The
work is so trying on the eyes that the
most powerful magnifying glasses
must be used, and even then the cut
ter can work only ten or fifteen min
utes at a time. After those short in
tervals of application he has to rest
his eyes for an hour before taking up
the work again. Considering the slow
ness of the process and the long time
required for the artist to become com
petent for his work, it is easy to un
derstand why genuine cameos are ex
pensive. Many fraudulent cameos are
made in Europe and sold in this coun
try as genuine. Most of them are
made of opaque glass, which is ce
mented to a background of onyx or
other stone. Ivory is sometimes used
in the making of spurious cameos,
but it soon becomes yellow.—Chicago
A Gloomy Tragedy.
It Is a dark night. It is also a dark
kitchen. The kind-hearted man in Ills
stocking feet is after a drink of wa
ter for his fretful youngest. He
thinks he can find liis way in the inky
darkness. He is mistaken. He turns
to the left instead of to the right and
falls down cellar.
Another good man gone wrong!—
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Otir Nation’s Wealth.
Gold and silver are poured abundantly
into the lap of the nation, but our material
wealth and strength is rather in iron, the
most useful of all metals, just as the wealth
of a human being lies in a useful stomach.
If you have overworked yours until it is
disabled,try Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters. It
will relieve tho clogged bowels, Improve the
appetite and euro con-tipation, dyspepsia,
biliousness, liver and kidney disease.
H called her mouth a rosebud then.
But. eh, it riia' os him wince
To think thev’re mairled now, and It's
Been blowing ever since.
To Cure : Cold in One I)av.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tabuets. All
druggists refund th * money li it fails to cure,
t. \V. Gkovi'S signature is on each box vC>c
Tiie Blot That Fa He 1.
“Arabolla doesn't look at all happy.”
“No: rhe married a man younger lhan herself
under h i impression that he would be more
manageable than an older one
A Colonel in tho British South African
army snys that Adams’ Tutti Frutti was a
blessing to his men while marching.
A Youthful Observer.
Mamma—Don’t lounge that way. Tommy.
Sit tip It ;*i ilttio man.
Tommy-WU-'. mamma, m-n sit down; it’s I
only dogs arid things that sit u.i.
A Noble Porter,
A correspondent writes: “A girl
belonging to a Sussex village was en
tering the service of a lady living at
Arundel. Arriving at the railway
station, she engaged an outside por
ter to carry her box, and having gone
a short distance she mentioned she
could not give him more than three
pence, as the box was quite small.
Thereupon, after the manner of so
many of his kind, he set it down in
the road and walked off.
“A homely-looking man, wearing a
coat green with age, chanced to over
take her. In spite of old clothes, lie
looked very respectable, she thought,
and thinking he might he glad of a
few pence, she offered him tho job.
He picked up tne little box and walk
ed with her, but on reaching the des
tination, he set it down on the door
step, and hurried away without
waiting to be paid. She mentioned
the fact to her mistress, and from her
description of the man, the lady’s
amused suspicious were aroused; but
she said nothing until a few days later,
when the Duke of Norfolk happened
to pass the house.
“That's the man that carried my
box,” the girl said promptly, about to
rush out forthwith and pay him, for
the duke was wearing the identical
green garmeut. Her confusion may
be imagined on hearing that the
erstwhile porter wus the first peer of
England.”—M. A. P.
Court Stopped the Discussion.
At Hoisington, Kan., in th<r middle
of a six days’ debate over whether
Saturday or Sunday is the Lord's Day,
the Rev. E. T. Stewart was taken be
fore the probate qourt and adjudged
Insane. The local papers fail to state
the manner In which the other party
to the debate made his escape.—Kan
sas City (Mo.) Journal.
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“Which half of whnt you tell me shall I be
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Out of Harmony.
“In't this a lovely puritan picture?"
“I should say not! Look at that puritan
maiden—wearing a rufled apron while she
picks a turkey.”
Thirty minutes is nil the time required to
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Griggs -What makes you thinks ?
Briggs—l saw him at his office yesterday.
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“Whnt Is this social struggle wo hear so much
"it is partly getting in yourself and partly
keeping other people out.”
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“Well, now wo can settle down and think
about * hrlstmas.”
“Settle down? Get stirred up, you moan.”
Undo Ham’s Soldiers
Will cat Libby’s l’lum Pudding for ( hrlstmas
dinner. The U. S. Government lias Just pur
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Ac Libby’s famous p.urn pudding, which will j
be supplied to Am rican Soldiers in the Phil
ippine Islands and Cuba.
“I didn't know it was to be a comic opera.”
“Well, you knew it was to be an opera given I
by an amateur company.
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"Don't you find the fad of collecting rather
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Aa of “actual” Potash from the
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