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Copyright, 1D90, by Street A
CHAPTER XII Continued.
Tho conspirators found In this
place, the hurried report which
reached him said, were evidently tho
head and front of the whole conspir
acy, and he had given orders to havo
them brought before him, so as to
ruako a terrible examplo of them all
before proceeding to dispose of the
rank and file. With such damning
evidence of their guilt there would
ba no need for delay, and ho would
act at once. Those guilty of tho cap
ital crime ho would commit to prison
tor trial that would surely- end In
their conviction and Ignominious
death; the others he would summarily
sentence to Siberia.
Ke fairly floated over the prospect,
and cast eager glances at the clock
awaiting the news that the daring
and desperate leaders would soon
stand before him. "By Heaven!" he
exclaimed, "after this there can bo
no barrier to my successful advance
ment The czar cannot afford to pass
without signal recognition this evi
dence of my zeal and ability, and to
reward It as It deserves."
Ho was In this delightful framo of
mind when suddenly tho door lead
ing to his privato npartmonts opened
and tho countess entered the room.
Ho turned. "Congratulate me,
Katherlno!" he exclaimed, and then
suddenly stopped.
His wife's faco fairly frightened
Katherlne Karslcheff as she entered
tho room was deathly pale. Her eyes,
neath tho contracted brows, shone
with a fire that was almost of a
greenish tint. Her features twitched
convulsively, and her whole manner
betrayed such a frenzy of anger that
her husband stood aghast at tho ter
riblo appearance sho presented. In
her hand, crushed and half torn, she
held an open letter.
"For God's sake, Katherlne, what
has happened?" at length said Karsl
cheff, after the countess, In a very
paroxysm of passion, brought down
her hand on tho table till It quivered,
and then sank into a chair, overcome
for an instant by tho violence of her
"Disgraced before St. Petersburg
humiliated before Russia oh! but It
shall not stop hero I will go to tho
czar myself the insult must bo
avenged the I will havo satisfac
tion " thus tho countess raved In
broken sentences, and thi3 was her
only reply to Karsicheffs Inquiry as
to the cause of her agitation.
"What does It mean?" thought Kar
slcheff. "Surely she can havo heard
nothing of tho czar's growing impa
tience with my administration. Even
so, tho events of to-day will set all
right again. I"
The countess broko In upon his sur
mises. Rising to her feet, sho came to
where he stood expectant, and in a
voico choking with rage said: "You
are my husband Olga's father what
can you do to avenge this Insult?"
and sho thrust tho letter into his
Karslcheff glanced at tho paper. It
was tho letter written by Alexis Nazl
moff. He could hardly trust himself
to speak. To give utterance to his
own feelings, which were scarcely
less intense than tboso of Katherlne,
would bo to fan tho flames of her
raging anger to uncontrollable fury,
and Karslcheff well know, that onco
worked up to a pitch of hysterical
passion, his wife was about as easily
controlled as a hungry lioness.
He waited and said nothing.
Katherlne watched him for a sec
ond. His silence had exactly tho op
posite effect upon her to that which
he had anticipated. He had made a
"Why don't you say something, you
"mn rvf rsfJiV htXT
r vw . s Mfoz-ffzp?"
Imbecile?" sho screamed at him.
"Does not this insult oven stir your
sluggish blood? Oh!" and as sho
spoko her teeth gritted until Karsl
cheff s nerves wero unstrung; "oh!
why didn't God give you some of the
spirit of a man, you coward?"
"Don't speak to mo!" the countess
wont on; "don't you see that Alexis
Kazlmoff, by this act, makes us tho
laughing stock of all Russia humili
ates, disgraces, degrades us. This In
sult to me to Katherlno Karsl
cheff "and she drew herself up
"must bo avenged." Sho approached
him whoro he stood writhing undor
her insulting, burning .words. Thon.
raising hor hand menacingly, she
shook It at hlra fiercely, and wont on:
"You must call him out you jnust
Smith, All debts reserved.
shoot him liko a dog you must"
Tho violence of her feeling was too
much for her, and sho sank into a
chair, vnlnly trying to find words to
express the rage that was choking
Karslcheff, now that his wife had
ceased speaking, sat regarding her
with mingled anger and apprehension.
Ho folt, as has been said, tho Insult,
but ho doubted tho wisdom of resent
ing It there nnd thon. Before ho
could decide what to do, tho door
opened and Nicholas entered.
Katherlne, with her faco turned
away, rose and without a word, left
tho room. She would not betray her
bitter disappointment oven to her
own son.
Nicholas watched his mother with
painful anxiety. Ho could not fall to
notice that sho was deeply agitated.
"What has happened?" ho said to
his father; "surely she has not heard
It yet?"
"Heard what?" asked Karslcheff.
Something In the tones of Nicholas'
voice struck him with afcellng of
apprehension. "Heard of what?" he
Nicholas turned.
"The the rumor that "
"Go on! Good God, don't mutter
and stammer like a child. What Is
It?" asked Karslcheff, In a fever of
"Tho rumor that you havo already
been deposed, and that Nazlmoft has
been appointed your successor."
"My God!" Constantino Karslcheff
pressed his hand to his heart as If
he had been shot. Nicholas sprang
forward and supported him to a chair.
Karslcheff gasped painfully for a mo
ment, and then with an effort said:
"Is It is It truo?"
"I fear it," was tho reply. "Another
emissary of tho Nihilists has been at
work, even In tho Imperial palace,
and the czar has summoned a council
of ministers. Nazimoff was sent for
by his majesty early this morning.
Some account of tho occurrences of
last night at tho Nazimoff palace has
reached tho czar this morning, and
he sent for him to thank him In per
son for resenting tho refusal of the
girl to play tho national hymn. He
was furious when ho learned that the
affair occurred In your presence, and
that the girl was permitted to cscapo
by you. He feels convinced that had
she been arrested, sho would have
been found to bo an active Nihilist."
"But my arrests tho wholesale
raid I am making to-day?" eagerly In
quired tho minister.
"All St. Petersburg Is talking of
it, but the opinion seems to bo that
you waited too long for your own
welfare. You should have done some
thing before."
"Done something!" These words,
uttered by his own son, brought back
to tho mind of Karslcheff tho fact
that as nothing had reached the pal
ace yet of his great work, there was
still hope. Tho reffectlon gavo him
a grain of comfort. He rose to his
"All Is not lost," he said, with an
assumption of confidence, "all Is not
lopt. I have dealt Nihilism its death
blow. The czar must recognize that.
Meanwhile, I will order moro arrests
and begin tho summary disposal of
tho Nihilist leaders. Your mother's
Influence at court is still powerful
wo must summon that to our aid.
No, all Is not lost! Wo can yot bo
Even as ho spoko the bell con
nected with tho anto-chamber of his
office sounded, Indicating that some
of his subordinates desired an audi
ence. Ho gavo a word of caution to
Nicholas to keep silent about tho dis
quieting rumors to his mother, and
then gave tho call-bell on his table
a single stroke. It was tho signal
to enter.
Radaloff appeared. "Your orders
havo been carried out, your excel
lency," ho said, "and the prisoners
are on their way here."
"Very well, bring them before mo
tho moment they arrive," said tho
minister, and his subordinate with
drew. "Now," exclaimed Karslcheff, "I
shall be in a position to ask an audi
ence of the czar, but It will bo after
I have begun my work of punishment
as soon as theso wretches arrive.
And, by Heaven!" ho went on excit
edly, "I shall not spare them. Go
to tho palace, find out whnt you can.
and spread reports everywhere of my
work. Give it to be understood that
I shall show no mercy, and tako caro
that you spread tho report so that it
will reach tho czar."
Nicholas, glad In his own mind to
get away from his father's presence,
instantly departed. He had scarcely
quitted tho room when the countess
again entered. This tlmo she was In
a different mood. A calm determina
tion was expressed in her voice and
by her actions, and sho came at onco
to tho desk where tho general sat.
Ho feared another outbreak, and was
"Constantine," sho said, "havo you
told Nicholas nnythlng of Nazlmoffs
"That Is well," contlnuod tho count
ess. "Then tho secret Is known only
to is. Let It remain a secret. Now
listen: This letter from Alexis Nazi
moff bears traces of having been
written hurriedly. There was no In
dication in his manner toward Olga
toward us last night, that such an
idoa had ontored his mind. What
cawed the change? The appearanco
ot the girl Ilda Barosky. Now is Ilda
Barosky and the student of the Con
servatory, with whom ho was Infat
uated two years ago, ono nnd tho
same? I have no doubt of it. So It
was tho nppoarnnco of this girl that
has caused Alexis Nazimoff to thus
wantonly outrage my feelings yours
to InBult us all. There Is but ono
thing to bo done. This girl must bo
removed from my path from his
life removed at onc6 and forever.
This done, he will have no motlvo to
refuse marrlago with Olga, and all
will be well. But wc must act nt
"But." ventured to suggest Karsl
cheff, "ho docs not love Olga. or ho
would never havo written that let
ter, and Olga may not lovo him. Sup
pone "
"I care not whether ho loves Olga
or not, or what hor feelings arc. I
havo announced this marrlago to tho
court, to society throughout Russia.
My mind has been fixed on this match
for years. I havo sworn that Olga
will becomo tho wlfo of Alexis Nazi
moff, and I will move heaven nnd
earth to that end. Ilda Barosky Is
at present tho only obstacle In my
way. I demand of you that sho bo
removed from my path."
"But how?" askod Karslcheff.
Katherlno regarded him with a look
of supremo contempt which sho mado
no effort to conceal. "You ask mo
this question!" sho exclaimed. "You,
tho minister of police, with an army
of spies and gendarmes at your com
mand, and you Invested with unlim
ited powers by tho czarl You ask
iro, having a city infested with Ni
hilists at your mercy, and a causo to
suspect tho girl In her disloyal re
fusal to play, 'God Savo tho Czar!
Give me an order for hor arrest at
once. I will seo that It is executed."
Constantine, swayed by tho Imperi
ous will of the countess, mechanically
drew n sheet of paper toward him,
and began to write. Suddenly ho
looked up.
"Will not tho arrest of this girl fan
the flames of Alexis' passion?"
Katherlno saw the point. "You nro
right." sho exclaimed. Then sho sat
in thought a few seconds. "I havo
it," sho went on with marked exulta
tion In her voice. "Let mo write."
Sho seized the pen and dashed off a
few lines. It was tho work of less
than two minutes. Thon rising with
the letter Bho said, "Ring tho boll."
"What would you do, Katherlno?"
began Karslcheff. "I"
"Ring tho bell. I will carry out
my plan."
Karslcheff say that further resist
ance to tho Iron will of his wife was
He rang tho bell at once.
Radaloff entered.
"Seo that that letter reaches Its
destination and bring tho person
here," said the countess.
Radaloff bowed and looked toward
Karslchoff. But ho got no look In
Katherlno spoko again. "You have
heard my command obey It. Go!"
Radaloff mado a low bow and re
tired. (To be continued.)
London Promoter Predicts That Gold
Product Will Be Trebled.
A circular sent out by a largo and
respectable London house predicts
an nnnual output from tho Rand be
fore long of 50,000,000. Tho best
record for all South Africa is 10,500.
000. "It is reckoned that five years after
tho resumption of normal conditions
somo 18,000 stamps four times tho
present quantity will bo at work, and
that the gold mines of tho Rand alono
could by that tlmo employ 40,000 addi
tional skilled white and 300.000 addi
tional unskilled colored laborers. Tho
mining companies In which this com
pany Is mainly Interested havo at pres
ent only 38 per cent of tho unskilled
laborers required, to say nothing of
the number which will be necessary
when tho expected expansion of tho
Rand industry takes place.
"Within tho noxt ten years given
favorablo conditions the output may
Increase to as much as 50,000,000 per
annum. Just as tho flow of gold re
sulting from tho Rand's large produc
tion In 1898 and 1899 had a markedly
beneficial effect on tho world's money
markets, it is probable that the con
siderable advance wo confidently ex
pect as soon as wo havo secured a
plentiful supply of unskilled labor will,
In a much moro accentuated form, bon
eflt the world at largo and foster
trade, comraerco nnd industry."
Naturally this prophetic announce
ment Is accompanied by offer of "Kaf
fir sharos" for Bale.
The One Thing Needful.
There Is llttlo doubt that tho idoal
form of govornmont Is a doapotisra If
ono could only find the Idoal kind of a
MM ll Ik
At Mercy of Infuriated Buffalo When
Gun Was Fired.
A huntor in South Africa tolls the
following story of an adventure with
n buffnlo: "I wns in the act of de
scending tho bank whon Prlnsloo, n
Dutch hunter, who wns lower down
tho slope, saw tho dnrk outllno ot tho
buffalo standing at bay behind tho
screen of reeds. Noxt Instant, seeing
It about to charge, ho shouted, 'Daar
kom lilj ('Thoro ho comes'), and
fired, rather at random, I am afraid.
Thon, rushing down tho path by
which ho had ndvanccd, ho threw
himself headlong Into tho reeds on
tho left. This all hnppcncd In a few
moments, but I had BUfTlelont time
to ralso my rillo to my shoulder and
Uro as tho enraged bull rushed
straight at me through tho reeds with
nose thrown forward and horns back
As I fired I endeavored to Jump aside
to escapo tho chnrgo, but my feet gol
entangled in tho matted grass nnd 1
fell on my back, luckily, however, re
taining my hold on tho stock of my
rillo. My first shot soomed to chock
him for a moment, but fho noxt he
wns rushing up tho slopo at mo. 1
shall never forget tho look In his
fierce oyes. It wns but n moment's
work to draw back tho bolt of my
Mauser and to close It again, thus
pushing another cartrldgo Into the
breech. I hnd no tlmo to raise tho
rillo to my shoulder. Thoro was bare
ly tlmo, Just beforo ho was within
striking distance, to pull the trigger,
with tho Btock under my nrmplt,
whllo I lay on my bnck on tho top of
tho sloping ground. Without so
much as a groan ho foil In his tracks
and rolled aver into tho muddy water
two yards below with a great splash,
shot through tho brain." Montrcn)
Colored Preacher at Least Knew
What He Was Praying For.
Carollno Abbot Stanley, In her new
book, "Order No. 11," treating of tho
doplorablo state of affairs In Missouri
during the rebellion, when old friends
became enemies and homes wero
burned nnd tho country desolntod, In
troduces "Uncle Reuben," an old
darky preacher, who was coachman
uid general "Man Friday" for "Malis
ter Trcvllian" and tho family. Tho
bishop tells nbout being down nt ono
of their meetings In Virginia onco,
and tho old preacher, anxious to do
his best by thorn, prayed that God
would send down His "snnctum sanc
torum'1' upon thorn. '
Noxt morning the bishop thought
ho would got Uncle Reuben's Idoa of
what ho meant, and said: "Uncle, I
was very much obliged to you for all
the good things called down upon mo
last night, but I want to ask you Just
what you meant by His "sanctum
Tho old dnrky scratched his head
a moment, nnd then snld: "Well,
master, I don' Jes oxao'ly know what
dat word do mean, but I know what
I meant by it."
"Well, what's that?" nsked tho
"I meant give 'era do bos' you got!"
Good News for Anglers.
A new typo of fishhook, tho inven
tion of E. Hindon Hydo of Now York,
shows how oven tho simplest thing
of common life can bo readily im
proved. Tho improvement consists
In transferring tho barb of tho hook
from tho insldo of tho point, that Is,
between tho point and tho shank, to
tho opposite side of the point, so that
it lies on tho outside of the hook.
Tho advantage of tho now hook is
thnt it renders It much moro difficult
for a hooked fish to rolenso himself
upon a slack line. Thi3 1b duo to tho
fact that tho now location of tho barb
creates a bar to tho extraction of tho
hook after It has penetrated, and also
to tho fact that tho barb, Instead of
playing against tho soft mucus mem
brane of tho mouth to provent releaso
as in tho old stylo of hook, presses
against tho hard epidermis. Scien
tific Amerlcnn.
Shows Importance of Food.
Dr. Yorke-Davles tells this Btory:
"Many years ago when a great Engllah
contractor had to lay down a long lino
of railway In Franco ho employed a
number of English and of French nav
vies. Ho found that tho Fronchmen
.could do only half tho work of tho
Englishmen nnd being a shrewd man
ho concluded it must bo duo to tho
difference in their food, so ho put tho
Frenchmen on tho samo diet as tho
Englishmen, with tho result that thoy
wore able to do as much work as tho
Englishmen. It showed how Impor
tant a factor food was In tho produc.
tion of muscular power."
Those Who Love the Best.
The choicest carl) nnd sweetest grace.
Are oft to strnnKer xhown.
Tho carnlMs mien, tlio frowning face,
Are Riven to our own.
We Hatter those wo scarcely know.
Wo pledge tho Hooting KUOHt.
And donl full many n thoughtless blow
To those who lovo us best.
Lovo does not grow on every tree,
Nor true hearts yearly bloom.
Alnn! for thoso who only seo
This truth iutom the tomb.
Hut soon or late the tact -grows plain
To all through Morrow'a test;
The only oih-h who give us pain
Are thoKe who love ux best.
""Child's Rebuke.
Llttlo Boy Mamma, why aro you
so cross ci me all tho tlmo?
Tired Mamma Bocauso you keep
doing wrong, and I want to make an
Impression on your mind.
Llttlo Boy Woll, Mamma, I guess
If you'd bo good-naturod Just onco it
would make a biggor lmprosslon.
Turtle Has Town Scared.
Brewer, Mo., people nro staying in at
night-for fear of a 3.foot turtlo
which has oscnpod from captivity and
is said to bo more dangerous to meet
than a bull dog.
Tho Codling Moth.
Tho codling moth is without doubt
tho most lmportnnt Insect enemy with
which npplo growers In tho United
States hnvo to contend. Tho pest
does not nt tho present tlmo appear
to havo reached all tho apple growing
regions of tho United States, notably
some parts of tho northwest regions
of tho country, Including Oregon and
Wnshlngton. Yet how soon It will be
como a destructive pest thoro no ono
can tell. Tho Insect Is easy to dis
tribute, as overyono that haB pur
chased apples can well understand,
for tho worm travels incognito In tho
fruit Itself. Tho part ot tho npplo
with tho worm in it is thrown out on
tho ground nnd in duo tlmo tho moth
emerges. This is doubtless tho way
In which tho post has been Bproad.
Of course no man In making a ship
ment of applos has taken a second
thought of this matter. When fruit
is shipped long distances In boxes
nnd bnrrels tho worms havo frequent
ly emorged from tho fruit nnd spun
cocoons In tho corners of tho boxes
nnd tho moths havo como out boforo
tho apples wero dlsposod of. When
tho boxes wore opened tho moths, of
course, went out and Bought tho near
est appio trees, wucre tnoro nro
largo commission houses tho larvao
crawl out of tho apples and often get
Into crackB and under boards and spin
their cocoons, and thonco tho moths
emorgo to becomo tho menns of In
festing tho orchards in thnt vicinity.
When tho spreading of this pest is so
easily accomplished, it is a wonder
thnt any part ot tho country remains
whoro tho codling moth Is not.
Hnd our people at first well under
stood tho Importance of this pest and
tho method It uses In spreading from
locality to locality It would havo been
comparatively easy to hnvo prevent
ed Its Bpread altogether, for then only
perfectly sound apples could havo
been shipped to now locnlltlos. But
with this, as with most of tho other
posts that havo mado trouble, wo our
selves Imported it nnd carried It about
with us, nover thinking about tho pos
siblo results. Now it must bo fought
and at great expenso year by yonr In
a million orchards. Our improvidence
is costing us dearly. Tho spraying of
the trees with arsenical poisons at tho
tlmo tho- codling moths aro laying
their oggs 1b tho only romody that is
very effective.
Guard Against Forest Fires.
Many renders of Tho Farmers' Re
view havo small wooded areas that
aro of valuo. It has been shown that
tho greatest injuries como to those
jreaa from fires, which not only kill
tho standing troos, but, when thoy aro
well fed by underbrush and loppings
of trees cut down, bo destroy tho soil
that llttlo will grow on it for many
years. Too ofton those Iobsob aro oc
casioned largely by tho negllgonco of
tho farmers themselves, who tako no
precautions to keep tho dried
branches away. Tho tlmo of tho year
Is hero whon Arcs aro annually re
ported in large numbers. Tho first
thing to do at this tlmo Is to colloct
all tho loppings of tho trees and either
draw them to tho house to bo used for
kindling and firo wood generally or
pile and burn them in placos where a
conflagration will not result. This is
easy enough to do, but If they nro
left unenred for tho wholo wood lot
is liable to suffer, to tho extent of
hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
Wo hear annually of a great many
Arcs, but wo must roraember that only
tho largest fires got Into print. Tho
llttlo flreB thnt destroy only a few
hundred dollars' worth of trees are
never reported outside of tho local
press, as a llttlo Item of news. Thus
It seems likely thnt there are in th,o
country thousands of wood lots ruined
by Area every summer. Now is tho
tuno to tako precautionary measures.
Farmers' Roview. '
Patent Absurdities.
If farmers would read moro thoy
perhaps would bo caught by the
sharpers less often than they are. It
seems of llttlo use however to warn
farmers against, being caught by tho
various swindles that are being
worked; for tho reason thnt tho far
mers that aro tho dupes are tho ones
that do not read agricultural papers.
Wo bellevo that very few of our read
ers are food for cuch sharks. Some
tlmo ago a farmer in Oklahoma was
worked by a man that was selling pa
tent rights for a preparation that ho
claimed would, If put on trees, kill all
tho borers and that it burled in the
ground of an orchard would causo all
tho gophers there to leavo. Ho also
told tho farmer that the experiment
station had offered $3,000 for a half In
terest in tho patent. Tho farmer
wroto to the Oklahoma station asking
if tho thing was a fraud and received
a reply that it was. The remarkable
thing about such games Is that they
give enough revenue to keep tho men
that work them in good condition.
This does not speak well for tho
acumen ot tho farmers that aro swin
dled. Tho truth should bo patent to
all that there is no "cure-all" for any
disease or insect. Gophers do not
care what is burled in the ground an
aero away and tho boror does not
caro what preparation is put on the
tree, so loug as it is kept out of his
It is belloved that tho valuo of
choose exportod from Canada last
jtrui will provo to bo about J30.000.000,
though the figures have not yot been
Different Kinds of Dairy Association.
Thoro nro a good many kinds ot
dairy associations, most of them en
tirely trustworthy and others not so
much so. In tho main, when dairy
men go Into an association it is with
somo high object in view. Wo notice
by tho dairy exchanges thnt in Wis
consin an association is trying to
como Into existence that Is looked up
on with a good deal of suspicion by
men engaged in dairy work in tho
stato. Thu causo of suspicion is al
ways found in somo way of making
money for tho promoters. In this
enso the association, which is for but
tor and chceso mnkers, starts out to
got 1,000 momberB each ono of which
is to pay $5 entrance fco and ?2 per
year. Tho officers of tho association
nro to havo for their compensation
such foes nnd dues ns remain after
piylng operating expenses. In tho
enso of Hccurlng 1,000 mombors this
would mean receipts tho first year of
at least JG.000, which might leave a
very handsomo purBo to bo divided
between tho thrco or four men that
comprlso tho officers. An investiga
tion into tho personnel ot tho associa
tion showed that none of tho officers
wero ongngod in tho making of but
ter nnd chceBO, ono being a station
agent, nnother a hotel keopor and an
other a postmaster. Tho intentions of
tho organizers mny bo of tho best, but
they will cortainly bo under suspicion
till they hnvo proved thnt thoy aro
not trying to work simply n money
making Bchome.
Molasses for Milk Production.
Molasses for milk production is por
haps a now idea with most of our
readers. In various parts of tho tropi
cal lands where molnascB is very
cheap, being a by-product of tho sugar
mills, it is bolng fed quito extensively,
if wo can speak of any dairy opera
tion bolng extensive in a land whero
dairying is llttlo practiced. In Eng
land and somo other European coun
tries experiments nro bolng mado wth
it, as it is quito cheaply obtained in
somo localities near beet sigar fac
tories. It is not fed clear, but Is
mixed with various absorbents, among
which nro sphagnum moss and ground
corn stalks. It can bo fed only to tho
oxtcnt of ono and two pounds a day,
but Is said to bo very palatablo and to
bo greatly liked by tho cows. Proba
bly If dairying dovclops much in the
South, especially in tho cano growing
regions, wo will hear of tho increased
use of this by-product for tho feeding
of dairy cows, na it is now bolng quito
extensively used in tho feeding or
An Unsolved Problem.
Thoro aro a good many problems
connected with tho feeding of swine
that havo not been solved. Ono of
theso is why a certain combination ot
foods will givo better results than
certnln other combinations. Thus It
is discovered that sklmmllk and corn
fod together gtvo greater gains tnan
when fed separately. Ono hundred
pounds of sklmmllk haB been fed to
a growing pig and five-pounds of gain
made from It. After that 100 pounds
of corn has boon fed and. a gain of
ton pounds made with that. Then wo
would nat'uraly think that the feeding
of tho two together would give fifteen
pounds of gain. But this docs not
provo to bo tho fact. When theso aro
fed together tho gain in weight is
eighteen pounds instead of fifteen,
showing that thrco pounds was tho re
sult of tho combination. With pigs
as with other animals and as with
man a variety of foods gives a better
result than ono alono, even when tho
ono Is very evenly balanced.
Lousy Swine.
Because tho hog is a thick-skinned
animal tho impression prevails among
farmers that ho is llttlo likely to bo
troubled with lice. In fact, wo have
known farmers that never in their
lives did anything to assist tho hogs
in ridding themselves of vermin. Yet
it often happens thnt llco get onto
swlno In such number as to greatly
check tho growing of tho pigs, arid tho
well-being ot tho old hogs is also af
fected by tho samo cause. The pres
ence of llco is sometimes not noticed
till somo of tho hogs get weak enough
to dlo and somo do die. Llco ot any
kind on any kind of animals can be
killed by applying grease; for by tho
grease, tho breathing pores of tho
vermin nro stopped up. Yet this work
must be supplemented by a thorough
cleaning of the quarters inhabited by
the swine.
How Air Affects Cream.
A French savant claims to have
found out that air affects cream very
detrimentally on account of the oxy
gen in It. Perfectly pure air ho would
have us bellevo so affects the upper
layers of cream that has stood for any
tlmo that to get tho best results in tho
mattor of flavor these layers must be
skimmed off and not used in the mak
ing of butter. This is drawing the lino
very close, and wo are not sure that
ho is right. In fact our scientists havo
looked Into these matters very care
fully and aio of tho opinion that per
fectly puro'alr does not affect cream
detrimentally. There is, however,
room for further Investigation.
Soodlings grown in the shady and
sheltered woods have their organs for
transpiration, assimilation, etc., de
veloped for that condition, and whea
brought out to a light, exposed place,
aro unablo to copo with tho new con
ditions and die.