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,-. )FIELD AND FARM

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IGARDENING GOSSIP.

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HOME RINTS.

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WHAT feeds both body and mind? Bacon. How DOGs ARE TRAINED.—Although it is by no means an uncommon thing to see dogs throw somer- sault after somersault in stage performances, it is a somewhat remarkable fact that few people know, how such animals can be taught such a difficult feat. Ask a friend how he thinks a dog can be initiated into the mysteries of somersault throwing and you will re- ceive some very curioM rnggeetioaa. As there is more than one way of cooking a goose, so there is more than one method of teaching a dog to throw somersaults. But the most practical and thorough manner is to fasten a cord around the body of the animal—close to the forelegs-and two people should hold the ends of the cord on either side of the un- fortunate dog. A third party, armed with a stout rope, takes a position immediately in front of the canine acrobat, and with a measured and masterly stroke, flogs the floor at close quarters to the dog's nose. At each stroke of the rope, the dog springs backwards, and that movement is the trainer's golden epportunity. As the dog springs backward, the rope passing under its body is jerked upward, and although the first few attempts may prove futile, the somer- sault is acquired in course of time. An intelligent dog soon sickens of this order of things, and throws •omeranultn without the assistance of ropel.

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AMERICAN HUMOUR.

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