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PRACTICAL PLAN OF
CONVENIENT HORSE BARN
A Omestoaa of Money
Illustration Showing Arrangement of Building
Adapted for Storing Feed and Implements
By J. . Dridgmun.
By FBARK II. SWEET
(Cojiyntlit. Uy W. U. Cluipiu.iu.)
May Allyn stepped from the c!c:i
tor with a bit of laco In her band and
walked through tho rotunda, looking
to right and left anions t ho maj.-'ive
pillars that wen; both emphasUed and
screened by tho drooping palms. There;
were few persons in siht, a sotnl-in-valid
or two lounging about, an old
gentleman reading a newspaper, and
now and then a sightseer with up
turned lace and curious cy Most
cif the guests wi l t' over (n tho b'uch,
for it was tho bathing hour; a lew
were up the lake boating or fishing,
and a few others out on .the ocean
pier or wandering unions tin; many
trails. May went nearly neies.s the
rotunda before she found the object
of her search, a woman In a retired
corner reading a oovel.
"Hero you are, mamma," r.ho ex
claimed robukingly; "and reading that
novel, aa I might have expected. Don't
you know the c!t:u:ictors in it would
may exactly where you have them il
you should close the book for a few
hours, and this glorious weailicr out
bide i;3 something of the present. Hut
see lu:e" holding up the? laeo for in
spection; "do you think this will do?"
"Oh, you know, mamma. I'm to be
Hetty tho Maid In the phiy we're gra
ting up, and v.m to have1 the white
badge of .serviuulo ejn my head and
wear a white apron and carry round a
broom or romething. I've to!d it ail
over before, only your bead's in that
book. Do pka::o s hut it up."
The older woman did to, with a
aigh, and took the bit of fleecy laee
between her fingers,
"No, it won't do at all. May," :-hn
decided instantly, a ripp!.- of nmu.se-
py "rt '
For a Moment She Looked Purrlcd.
rnent breaking tl;e dreamy (luietnosa
of her face. "IL wouldn't be appro
priate." "Hut why, mamma?" with an air of
disappointment. "It.is so pretty."
"Yes, and costly. Child, child, don't
you know that bit of lace is worth as
much an Hetty the M.xid could earn in
years. You inus-t have something
t heap to be In e haracter."
"I don't believe I have anything."
. "No, I suppose rot. You will have
to try at one of the stores. You will
need" Mrs. Allyn'3 gaze went inquir
ingly nbntit the rotunda until they
found one of the hotel maids dusting
a plant. She waited until she caught
the girl's eye, then raised a linger.
"I beg your pardon, my dear," she
said as the girl approached, "but my
daughter here Is to be In the church
benefit, and will have to wear a cos
tume something like yours. Would you
mind my looking nt your pretty laee
tap a moment?"
Tho girl removed it with a pleasant
"Thla Is exactly what you want,
May," went on Mrs. Alln, holding It
up critically. "You"
Hut May bad snatched the little cap
from the upraised fingors and placed
It upon her own fluffy brown hair.
"Now let me have your apron a min
ute, please," she crieil merrily. "Thank
you," as the girl complied and fas
tened the apron to her waist with deft
fingers. "And now the dusting brush.
There, mamma, how' will this do?"
with n flourish of tho brush nnd a
The girl laughed, and even Mrs. .Al
lyn Btnlled Indulgently a? May danced
away toward the middle of the ro
tunda flirting tli.j hrmjh Indiscrimin
ately over jardinieres nnd palm leaves
as she passed. Soon pillars and palms
Intervened ami concealed her from
Count l'Ortegan and a young Amer
ican sculptor were Just entering the
rotunda. They had known each other
in l'arls, and met again on the steam-
r coining over, and now they hml
come south together, not been ire they
had much in common, hut they were
acquainted and all tho 'people around
May bad nol noticed them until
they stopped becide In r win, exela
.illations of astonishment nnd pleasure.
"Mile. Allyn, 'ees It po-sarble!"
cried the count rapturously. ;,. i s
in Paris that you vanish this three
luont', and we nevaire know t i w here.
Koine sny to Hal ee, and some that
you fly back to heaven where, they
keep ze angels. Hut eet I.i lumen
Hint you make trnyv here. Now I know
why the place here seem so beautiful,
eet Is the angel."
May laughed and gave Mm her
hand. "Thank you, count," she said.
"I am g'a.l to see you, also. You are
sure t.) like it Lore oven with the
angel. And yon. too, Mr. Hethune,"
offering her hand to the sculptor.
"Can you not make a pretty speech
like the count?"
"I am afraid not," smiling down at
her. "Only that I am very, very
glad to find you hero. Miss Allyn. Your
presence will add much to to our
pleasure at I'alni Peach."
"Why, really, that does very nicely."
She twirled the brush with a pretty,
unconscious movement that caused tho
tips of its feathers to flicker across
one of the palm fronds near. The mo
tion caught the count's attention, and
with wondering consternation his eyes
went from It to her white apron nnd
to the badge of servitude upon her
head, and his sloping shoulders stiff
ened suddenly into protesting reserve.
"J'ardonne.." lie rebuked, "but ect,
Is so hurry I am now. I will set
Mons. Hitliuno will tell you we have
not it gister yet. I will do eet now."
May watched him hurry away with
an odd look of inquiry In her eyes.
"What's the matter w ith tho count?"
she asked Innocently, "lias ho for
He! iii'.n ; laughed joyously. A mo
ment befora there had been both re
r tvo and represbion in bis eyes: now
they wuv suddenly eager, glowing,
"The count's an odd sort of stick,"
he ar.-.wercd, "and his visit here is
confts-edly in search of a rkh Amer
lie raised his hand significantly to
ward hi t la ad; hut for a moment she
h'ol.-ed p'i :;:'ed, then a quick, compre
lkiii'lng flui h rose to her face.
"Oh, that," she raid thoughlfully.
I'ethune laughed again, lie could
not In lp it.
"IV. n't you see, Miss Allyn?" he de-man-!'
d. "I fancied it was sticking
out ail over me. Over yonder I was a
poor devil of an artist, and you a rich
lieheis; and now Oh, May!"
There was the soft rustle of silk
moving :tc lcii-s the carpet. May raised
"Mamma Is coming," she warned.
"1 don't care," impetuously. "I've
got to iipeak now. 1 can't wait, an
nicer day. Where can I see you
Sl:e h- sitated, then appeared to con
rider. "Th maids and nurses usually walk
on the beach at about three o'clock."
! he said demurely. "I expect I shall
At four o'clock two whoel-ehalrs
swept leisurely down the bicycle ave
nue and on past the Hrenkers toward
the beach. It was the hour for Mrs.
Allyn's daily outing, and she preferred
to take It in a wheel chair, and leisure
ly. Tho occupant of the other chair
was Count l'Ortegan, and from the sat
isfaction in bis face he had evidently
discovered the mistake. As they
turned toward tlie boaeh path they
saw two figures approaching them only
a few yards away..
"There's May now," exclaimed Mrs.
Allyn. "Puppie we wait a few min
utes. She will bo glad to see you,
The fount's faco grew eager, and
words of an elaborate apology began
to form In his mind; hut as the fig
ures drew near and ho saw the expres
sion nn their faces as they looked at
each other the apology died away and
a Parisian oath, muttered under his
breath, took its place?. Ho merely
bowed politely, nnd then walled for
Mrs. A 1 j 11 to give the signal to go on.
Culprit In Luck,
steady Haker was at one time may
or of l'olkstono, England. Onco n
boy was brought before him for steal
ing gooseberries and .Steady, aware of
the Importance of the case, (urned
over the paces of tho alphabetically
ci rarr-ed "Hum's Justice" for a prece
dent. Falling to find one, ho turned
to the culprit. "My lad," said lm, "it's
lucky fur you that you were not
brought hero for stealing n goose in
tie ad of for stealing gooseberries;
there is a btatuto against stealing
gres-e, but I can't find anything about
ponM buries in all Thirii,' so let the
iujsnner bo discharged, for 1 suppose
It Is no ofi'cn.-e."
Lost Two D.iys In Ice Cave.
Newark. O. Particulars have been
received from .lohn Molilenpah, the
Ne wark men hunt w ho was for 20
hours loi.t In an Arizona ire cave.
Molilenpah says he, with six others
we nt, to the cave, but with ,J, S. Prlre,
of Flagstaff, became? separates! from
the etiiers and lost his way. They
burned rait of their clothing to ligh
the ca-.ern, but when their last match
was ehaiifled they found them,
pelves in n feuir-feint cavern, with p
botto'cless pit en one side and n cllf
e-n the either. In a crnmhed position
they remained there feu- 2.1 hours tint1
rerenhig parties found tlii'in. The nut
almost froze, but kept up clrculatloT
by constant rubbing.
If a man does right from the hlghes
.'.ti.nda'd that-ho kirows of right, he I
etitit'ed to an much mercy as his n'
U. r brother who has ehuie more goo
'leeiins.' of bis i'ood fortune In Invin
bi r he'd n higher conception of wlu
ijocd ically Is.
m If (HI -
' eRvPw ill 1 i 4 :
The theater or opera gown Is of
white F.Ilk, braided in black rat tall
and trimmed with black net. The but
tons are covered .with net. Tho bolt
Is finished with a largo soft chou of
black panne velvet, iilaok nnd white
Is ono of the smartest combinations
and practical, too, as one does not tire
BEAUTY IN THE NEW STYLES
Never Have Gowns Designed for Fem
inine Adornment Gcen Prettier
Than This Season.
Somebody a mere man I think It
must have been stumbled over tho
new name "la lauete" nnd blundered
Into the still newer erne, "la lisonjera."
Really, when you stop to think of it,
It wasn't such a bad break, after all.
There is a great denl of kinship be
tween the washerwoman and tho flat
terer. The latter is a prettier name,
certainly, perhaps not ns descriptive,
but quite ns truthful, as the first. For
there Is no doubt about it tho new
styles arc flattering. Take; the least
attractive of women and put her In
the most attractive of dresses a soft
petal-like drapery, a begullingly fem
inine bib, and a fichu that makes you
think of Mario Antoinette or the
"Lady with a Muff" and you may
take my word fer It' that the gown
will cajole the most unpromising form
nnd features into something very
close to beauty.
It really seems as If tho gowns of
the present year had boon especially
designed to make plain women lovely
and lovely women still lovelier. Take,
for instance, a dress that I saw nt
a casino dinner not long ago. It was
co very beautiful that you quite forgot
to analyze its wearer's charm and
simply set her down in your memory
as a most enchanting person.
Edouard I.a Fontaine In the Delinea
tor. DAINTY LITTLE DRESS.
A da!ny little dress such as this
night bo made up in cashmere, veil
,ng or vlyella. It has a strip of plait
id material down center of front, tho
dalts arc stitched to Just past tho
valFt, tho edges of other parts are
icnlloped and lnld over fold of darke r
.laiorial, and Lave JjtiUems wwu on
s trimming. Tho sleeves are set to a
.lain cuff finished off by a lace frill.
Materials required: C yards 4?
nchos wide, 1 dozen buttons, ',; yard
of It ns quickly as ono does ot colorn.
Light gray tweed nnd white fur
feu in tho trot tour suit. The coat Is
cut on the semi-fitting linos, which Is
the favorite type for general wear.
The hat is turban shape, of white fur,
with a black velvet crown, and two
broad black and white quills.
MAKES A PRETTY PRESENT
Fan Bag, Always Acceptable, and by
No Means Difficult to Construct
Just to throw together In a hurry
nnd yet to accomplish the most dashy
and effective of presents.
Hero Is ono of the most fascinating
of fan bags for the young girl party
goer or for the matron who never
stirs without her fan.
It Is merely a finished Btrlp of Chi
nese embroidery on satin the kind
ripped from a royal mandarin's old
jacket nnd sold In our country as "cu
rio." The embroidered strips run to
blues and yellows, nnd are about thir
ty Inches long. Demble one together,
wrong sldo out, and fell the sides with
Verfect stitches; face tho top with its
least ohtrusive color In a plain atln
or China silk. Draw the bag w ith rib
bons of its darker shade run through
n casing, nnd put the fan insldo or not,
according to the dictates of your con
scienceor your purse.
To Carry a Neat Tray.
There Is no reason or excuse for
serving a patient with a sloppy tray.
No matter how heavily it Is laden or
how far It must bo carried nothing
need be spilled If precautions are ob
served. Po not fill tumbler, pitcher or cup
Never pour cream over cereal or
fruit, but put it In a tiny pitcher.
Individual pots for coffee, tea or
chocolate are not expensive. They
keep liquid warm, besides being more
nently handled. .
Most important of all when the tray
Is finally full, perhaps to overflowing,
nothing need be spilled over the edges
if the one who isj-arrying It will sway
the tray slightly from side to side as
You may use your grandma's lace
shawl her lino old black Ince shawl
again if you have Ingenuity enough to
drape It. I sy "again'' becauso It Is
supposed you have done so before, and
because I mean to Imply that, with
care, you may use the beautiful tiling
over nnd over again.
It should not bo cut, but only draped
in tunic shape, and If too long it mny
first be drawn up In apron-bib lines,
nnd even tied Into pannier knots at
the front, back or side, according to
the lines of the garment.
Buttonholes In Strips,
The homo dressmaker or the seam
stress who dislikes to work button
holes will find Joy In the fact that
they can be bought by the yard and In
all kinds of fabrics.
They come on muslin or silk strips,
and can be easily attached to the
edge of a blouso which Is to fasten
under a fly.
The New Old Slipper.
French women nre wearing the
most adorable clippers, made of ex
qulslto brocades, with lovely odd do
signs; the snmo style slipper that war
worn In the sixteenth nnd seventeenth
century long mid narrow shoes, but
with a square rather than pointed toe.
Darted Sleeve Liked.
A favorite sleeve Is the one that
j has no fullness at thu shoulders. In
I stead, the extra material Is put Into
, tiny darts which nro carefully flttce:
about tho ariuholo, the material buint
cut away underneath.
1 v " fnrLtMENTs I
1 ; oar Bin.
I I ., - . . Room Si '
Many fanners find It convenient, or
necessary, to house tho horses In a
separate building. Tho usual small
horse barn Is rather small and pro
vides no spneti for storing hay and
other rough feeds. The arrangement
shown In tho floor plan herewith Illus
trated, seems well adapted to tho pur
pose nnd not only provides storage
room for the hay, etc., but also has
a largo corn crib, a Rood-sized oats
bin, nnd n large Implement room.
A 10x32 feiot drive wny separates
the liorso stalls freun the crib nnd feed
room and will be handy for protecting
a load of hay or grain at night, or dur
ing stormy weather It may also be
used for storing vehicles. Tho upper
floor may be arranged to suit your
fancy, or reiiulrements, but hopper
shaped bins should ho provided above
the feed room for storing chop feeds
which are drawn down through small
GATE PLANS FOR STOCK PENS
My barn Is 30 feet wide, and across
one end It Is divided Into threo pens,
cacJi ten feet sepiure, writes 0. A.
Clark, In American Agriculturist. The
gates are ten feet long, and arc hung
on common barn-door rollers, and
track, ns will be seen by sketch.
There is a stationary fence extend
ing from the wall half across each
outside pen, U H, Fig. 1. Hy shoving
tho gates to tho right the left-hand
pen Is opened, and by pushing them
to tho left opens the right hand pen,
ON THREE ACRES
Farmer Devotes All ot His Time
to Smull Tract and Finds It
I know a man who is making money
on three acres' of land.
This was his share of the old home
place. When the land was turned
over to him ho had only the one small
field with no buildings.
The first year he planted most of
the ground to guidon truck. Ono half
acre was planted In small fruits nnd
strawberries. From this first year's
crop money was secured to make the
, Ho built a storehouse for keeping
bis preulurts lu winter uuel used all
spare time nnd money In enriching
Manure was bought at tho stables
In near-by towns and In throe year9
the entlro three acres had been cov
ered with plenty of stable manure
with but a small outlay of money.
Now ho is growing fine crops of po
tatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage and
beans, besides other garden crops. Ho
has built a house und other buildings,
has a small greenhouse, several
stands of bees, a few chickens, fruit
und shade trees In fact a beautiful,
well-kept homo which Is his own.
He gives all of his time to this small
farm and Is making money and a good
living. The same can bo done In al
most any. county or state, but It takes
study and Industry.
In almost every stnte land can be
had In tnmll lots at low prices. These
lands Are broken too much for grain
farming and usually can bo purchased
for from f 8 to $15 per acre, and there
Is no place more suited to tho building
of beuutlful country homes than those
spouts or chutes. The corn crib has
penis Instead of a solid foundation
and the floor is laid over 2x10 Inch
Joists with 2xG Inch timbers, a space
of about three-elghths-inch being left
between tho same for th air to circu
late up through the corn. This permits
solid side walls and keeps out the
ruin nnd snow, also the wind, but will
admit plenty of air to circulate
through the corn. Any grain that may
full threniRli the cracks Is eaten by tho
poultry or hogs, so none is wasted,
writes J. E. Hridgman In Farmers'
Review. There Is no doubt that much
corn Is wasted by storing same In the
old-stylo open-slat cribs. It Is not nec
essary to say this building should Lave
a good foundation and tho exposed
wtiod work receive nt least two coats
of paint, ns this should be the rule
with any building that Is built on the
while by parting the gates In the cen
ter opens the mlddlo pen. ' Fig. 2
shows the form of catch I use for the
center of the gates. If one has
forge II can be made very easily at
home. C C In Fig. 2 are short projec
tions of wood beveled at the ends tc
pass between the bars of the opposite!
gales nnd hold them rigid when
closed. Fig. 3 shows the form of
loop that may be made of old wagon
tiro. It is secured to tho posts that
divide the pens, as shown at a a, Fig.
1, and keeps the gates from swinging.
hill lands, and the man with $300 or
400 could soon have a home to be
As much ot this land still has some
timber left, true It would be a back
woods life for a few years, but the
time is not far distant when the
change will come.
Much of this hill land belongs tc
peoplo who give It no care. They
came there to work In the timber for
the railroads; they bought the land
for the timber, worked it up and are
now glad to part with It at almost any
price, as they are not suited to farm
A man does not have to own a large
farm to mako a success of farming.
The middle west Is fast becoming a
truck-growing country and the small
form of from three to twenty acres Is.
more often found than largre ones,
and crops of this kind are bringing
higher prices each year.
8harp Tools for Pruning.
I'so very sharp tools in pruning
trees to Insure smooth cuts. Where
a heavy branch Is to be cut off sup
port It with one hand during the cut
ting process, so that splitting of the
stub will not result. The branch
should always bo cut perfectly smooth
and close to the wood from which It
grows, so that ft will heel quickly
and evenly. Cut away all water
sprouts, both at the base of the tree
and further up. A good way to keep
a moderate-Hlzcd orchard in shapo Is
to keep a large, sharp pocket knife,
and go through the orchard every few
weeks of the year, cutting out useless
branches nnd shaping the trees to
suit Individual taste. If the work is
begun In time all orchard pruning
can be done with a large, sharp pocket
knife. With a good knife of this kind
and a little practice one can easily
remove branches an Inch In diameter,
doing the work quickly, easily, and
making a smooth cut than can be
made with any other tool.
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