The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, March 03, 1904, Image 6

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Mr niuthsr U lOwt iwautr was to m
When t was yu.r. Tlwa 1 would sup
Whers, wan, soni shadow lay aluiiz the
I.Ik ugh of ti lluht, and almost ft
pining Intent from strange altura craft
If ly
; up lo God 11k souls. And I would
Aa aeulyte of dream, (ill tha unsrtn
Mad utl bul trt my blooding: oplrlt frre.
Tliua richly wt-rj my days dtstlllt-d to
MhsmiIvIhh pearls of patn. One dusk I
Ailnam through dew to off or sarrMrs.
Hut lo! iny altar cups were tilled with
One waited near. Thrilled with the truth,
I bent
And reaj all beauty In ner quiet eyes.
Zone dale, In Harper's baxar.
Vtpyriyhtid, HMJ, by Tht jLutlwri PublMiHf Ctmpiny.
The church was crow dud. The con
gregation was la a whirlwlud of ex
citement. The new minister was tu
Generally there la a perceptible dl
mlnlshment In the attendance prior to
the sermon; but an this was the maiden
attempt of Dr. Howard, the parishion
ers had decided to remain. The most
enthusiastic of the congregation wait
ed In the vestibule after service to
congratulate the young rector.
He received many tempting offers to
dinners, parties, etc., but courteously
declined thorn all. To the aina.eiiient
of the congregation he accepted the
Carleton's Invitation, and shortly after
wards announced that lie had decided
to locale with them permanently.
The Cniictous were aristocrats from
the root up. Judge Sidney (!uy Carle
ton was nitorneygonoral under Gov.
W'inthrop, and rose rapidly In polities
from that time one. The Misses Carle
ton had received excellent educations,
and wero raised with the greatest
Merle was the youngest, liveliest,
and most tactful of the three. Edith
was more sedate, and while a clever
entertainer, she failed to impress one
with her studied frankness. Julia was a
human icicle. Exaggerated dignity,
excessive pride, and extreme egotism
retarded one's advances, and left her
With but low friends.
From the very start the Misses
Carleton were enndliiaios for Dr. How
ard's heart. No man ever received
more attention.
The war was on. The general topic,
ami the most Important (piestion was,
"Who would win the minister?"
To a close observer it was quite evi
dent that Dr. Howard found Merle
more interesting than either Julia or
Edith. An even, occurred shortly ufler
that couHrmcd this opinion.
"1 am requested to visit an Indigent
family this afternoon," said Dr. How
ard, one day. "Would you like to ac
company me. Miss Merle?"
"Coitainly," she said, delighted and
flattered, "but are you quite sure I
shall not bore you?"
"I am iKisltivo you won't," ho re
plied, earnestly.
It was a long walk, and a most
jdeasnnt one. They conversed congen
ially on all topics. They turned into a
lovely lane, nnd saw in the distance
the home of tho destitute family. They
found them in a very poor clrcum-
ptnnces, and sadly in need of aid. Af
ter an hour of comforting and promis
ing early succor, the visitors departed.
It was A joyful return. They seemed
to understand each other perfectly.
The cider Howard prided himself on
his Illustrious ancestry. He had map
ped out his son's destiny, bo to speak,
and had determined that Benton
should marry a woman that would add
to the lustre of his nnme. Now, it so
happened that this astute gentleman
became advised of a pretty-well ad
vanced affaire du coeur between his
son, and a certain pretty maid. Nora
Deane by name a good girl, but poor
ly connected.
The idea of Howard marrying into a
family of clerks and carpenters! Pre
jKwtcrous! The affair must come to an
end at once!
About this time, Howard noticed the
cold and Indifferent attitude of his
friend and college chum, Carl Winter.
He couldn't account for it. They had
never quarreled; Winter had not criti
cized any of his actions they seemed
to be getting along splendidly. Then
why this sudden change?
Winter had Imagined that his atten-
"Would you like to accompany me,
Miia Merle?"
tlons lo Nora Deane would meet with
encouragement, he received a terrible
net back, however, when he discovered
that his personality hail failed to
charm. Nora's resentment angered
him. From that time on, he conceived
dislike for his frlend-a dislike that
puzr.lcd Howard.
His unfriendliness foamed Into hat
red when ho learned that Howard had
uddenly Uft tho neighborhood. Why
did he leave? Ho concluded that How
ard had wronged Nora, and that he
had clandestinely departed (o avoid ex
posure. K one In Ballard county, except
JvVlnter believed In the guilt of Ilenton
Howard. He told his friends he was
positive something was wrong, and
that he had determined to find Howard
and have lid in prove Ills innocence or
expose him.
A little deflective work soon put Win
ter on tho rector's track. He learned
Ills whereabouts so he husteued to
As Dr. Howard and Merle walked
slowly along on tlK'lr return Jouruey,
they were suddenly confronted by
Winter, who called out roughly:
"Ilenton Howard! Scoundrels never
die, do they!" Then glancing at Merle,
lie continued, in nn insinuating tone.
"Ahn! at your old sport ngaln, eh? We
"Don't go too far, man!" the minister
remember you kindly at home, rev
erend father!"
The speaker's face was distorted
with rage.
Merle drew closer to Dr. Howard,
lie was pale, his eyes, flashing defi
ance, remained fixed to the spot; and
with remarkable self-control, he allow
ed the speaker to po on.
"Yes, little Nora remembers you,
too. It was that smooth tongue of
yours, you blackguard, that won her
from me! Y'our face should change
at the sound of that name, proud man!
Ah, but I see you have schooled your
self too well! This lady doesn't know
you; she doesn't know how shallow
you are. I I! "
"Silence, coward. You miserable,
despicable man; silence!" commanded
the minister, unable longer to restrain
his anger. "My calling protects vou.
Were I yet a man of tho world, I
would choke you into Bllence."
Merle, pale with fear, moved from
the rector'8 side.
"Carl Winter," he continued, "I have
known you from childhood. You know,
nnd all those that remember me know,
that I was a wayward and frivolous
youth. But since I have entered the
ministry I defy you or anyone else to
recall a breath of slander that has ever
coupled my name with any Impro
priety." Miss Carleton, unable to support her
self, sunk breathlessly to the ground.
The strain was too great. Dr. How
ard was at her side in a moment.
"Ah! see man see!" he said, plead
ingly, ee, how w e have been racking
her young heart!"
Raising her tenderiy, he held her in
his arms until Bhe regained conscious
ness. Then a blush bloomed the roses
In her cheeks. Releasing her, he said
tremulously and with Intense pathos:
"Miss Carleton, I pray you, forgive
me for seriously forcing you to po
through this ordeal; but my good name
my reputation, which I prize abovo
all things, was at stake. If I did not
prove the falsity of this man's asser
tions I know I would lose "
"Enough of this prattle!" Interrupted
Winter, "give me the print of t'ie spot
less life you say you lend, and of your
honorable Intentions toward this
"MIrs Carleton," Dr. Howard said,
turning towards her, and mastering his
emotion with great effort, "yon have
heard what this man has said. i you
I ask you do you believe It?"
"No! no! no!" she cried, wringing
her hands, "I cannot I do not believe
"You don't, eh? Why?" asked Win
ter, angered by her devotion.
Her answer would decide whether
Dr. Howard was an unscrupulous
scoundrel, or whether her good name
would he smirched, and a hitherto tin
tarnished family record stained. Hef
love for the divine, nnd the great prldo
of tho Carletona forced her to reply:
"Because because tho world doesn't
believe It. Because," she hesitated and
gasped, "because I am going to
"Because. Carl Winter." he said
triumphantly, "Miss Carleton Is going
to be mv wife!
"Mar!" Winter biased," 1 don't be
lieve yon!"
' Don't i!0 too far. man!" the nlnls
trr exclaimed, stepping up to him,
"don't go too far! I am but human
Take enre! '
Dr. Howard moved toward! Miss
"MIrs Carleton," ho Raid. "I have one
more question to ask. This mao again
tliilniN my veracity. Have I not
told tba trtithr
Merle raistd her deep blue ,eyet to
his, aud throwing her armi tenderly
around hla neck, murmured: "Yes,
dear, vou have "
"Now, Carl Winter," Dr. Howard ex
claimed, angrily, pointing up the road,
"you have the proof go!"
Thus the minister won.
The long series of Internecine wan
that had disturbed the peace of the
church came to an end, and a geceral
amnesty caused the Immediate cessa
tion of hostilities.
Fortunately for Young Couple This
Happened in France.
French politeness is continually as
suming new and bizarre aspects. The
latest example Is the gallantry of two
burglars toward a newly married cou
ple. M. and Mme. Leroy returned tc
their house at Vliioennes recently
from their honeymoon trip. To their
surprise they found in the passage a
large number of parcels.
"No doubt It is mamma, who has
sent some things in our absence," said
the bride.
The couple went upstairs, but hard
ly had the wife cast a glimpse into
the bedroom when she sprang back
with the whispered exclamation
'burglars!" Peeping round the door,
the husband saw two men asleep,
their heads comfortably disposed on
the dainty pillows trimmed with lace.
The young bride screamed for help,
her cry waking the sleeping ruffians.
They sprang to their feet and ap
proached the couple threateningly.
Tremblingly the young woman Bald:
"Please go away, messieurs! Take
what you want, but dou't hurt us. We
are only Just marled.
"Don't be alarmed, little one," said
one of the robbers with a gallant bow.
"Since you are so polite, we won't
even take the parcels we had packed
up. We have slept two nights in your
do do (slang for bed). We didn't
think you were coming back so soon."
Then, just as they were leaving, one
turned and said, "Ah, you were lucky
to be honeymooners."
Then the delightful pair disappeared
into the night.
Admiral Schley's Reminiscence of His
Service Under Farragut.
At a Masonic banquet given In
Washington Admiral Wlnfleld Scott
Schley w as one of the guests of honor
and was called upon for a speech. In
the course of his remarks he dropped
Into reminiscences and told the veter
ans about Admiral Farragut, "the sea
king of the sovereign west," with
whom he served as a boy officer.
Admiral Schley, in telling of the
great union admiral, said that once
the accident of battle" deprived the
ship on which he Rerved of her com
mander, and the care of the vessel fell
Into his hands. "I was but a boy," he
said, "but the task frightened me. I
was told to take the ship and demol
ish a battery up stream. I thought it
was a big undertaking, but I went at
It. During the engagement we ob
sered a signal on the admiral's ship.
but we could not read it. I gave or
ders to be told what It was if it could
it read, and continued battering down
the fortifications. We succeeded and
dropped back, I expecting to be pat
ted on the shoulders for the success.
To my dUmay I was ordered aboard
the flagship and reprimanded for dis
obeying orders the first time a com
mand was intructed to me. But after
ward I was Invited Into the cabin, and
once inside the admiral said: "1 rep
rimanded you on the quarterdeck, but
within the cabin I want to say you did
just right. Whenever you are able to
remain near an enemy and be sue'
cessful 'go ahead, and d n the sig
nals.' "
Laugh on Would-Be Lover.
An incident suggestive of Boccac
cio has just taken place in the village
of Eseszeran in Austria. Gaber Aron,
known in the village as a veritable
Don Juan, made eyes at the newly
married wife of Stephen Vlro, a small
landed proprietor. The lady told her
husband and they conceived the Idea
of having a little fun at Don Juan's
expense. She Invited him to the
house In her husband's absence.
He had only been there a few mln
utea when the lady, with well simu
lated alarm, announced the unexpect
ed return of her husband.
"Quick!" she cried, "there's no time
to be lost! Get into the flour bin!"
The husband Informed his wife that
he had sold the flour bin, and pres
ently two men came and carried it
away. On their way they dropped the
bin In the mud, the lid flew open, and
out rolled Don Juan covered with
flour. He crept away In great dlS'
comflture, amid peals of laughter.
The Tourist and the Porter.
An English tourist flopping at the
Fifth Avenue Hotel was discussing
the relative merits of British and
American railway service the other
evening, when he suddenly sprang the
following clincher on his els-Atlantic
"I tell yon, though, there's one point
you folks are behind In, and that Is
the lack of consideration shown white
passengers In having them pass In
s pert Ion by an African. Why, the Idea
oi such treatment Is an Insult to any
"A few days ago. when boarding
your famous Kmplre State Express
train, I was chagrined, to put It mild
ly, to be asked by a liveried colored
man to show tny ticket to him. I sub
Rcqucutly learned that this same In
dividual Is nothing but a train waiter,
Such a thing could not happen In my
country." New York Press.
Naturally Adapted.
"The man who has the worry of a
business on his mind really has the
most responsibilities.
"Well." said Mrs. Wiggins, "I guess
Joslah will be a great man one of
these days. Ho don't care much
about actual work, but he'll lake
almost any business you mention and
Rlt down and worry about It hy the
Aoe of European Cities.
Rome is 2.CSI years old, Marseilles
rlaium to be t DvO years old and ("as-
eel, In PniRsIa, 1,000.
It is believed the great financier
handsome mansion.
Belief In English Capital That This
Will Be Hla Future Life.
J. Pierpont Morgan has purchased
No. 14 Prince's Gate, just off 1 1 vle
Park, and will make It part of bis
London home. He owns No. 13 Prince's
Gate, where most of the magnificent
art treasures, for which he paid hun
dreds of thousands of dollars and
which he Intended to take to the Unit
ed States, are stored, but It Is an
nounced that he has changed his
plans, and intends to make the two
houses Into one and refurnish them
throughout. His art treasures will re
main here.
Neither of the houses Is Imposing,
but when the alterations are complet
ed the new dwelling will be In keep
ing with the aristocratic neighbor
hood. The purchase of No. 14 Prince's
Gate is Interesting, as its owner was
Mrs. Schenley of Pittsburg, whose
death recently resulted In the disper
sion of a huge property among her
relatives here and in America.
Rumor credits Mr. Morgan with the
intention of spending more time In
Indon in the future and going in for
society on a larger scale than he lias
ever dreamed of dofug before. He
was present at the dinner given by
Mr. Choate to the King and Queen
through a personal expression of the
King's approval, and with this and
other royal recognitions on the one
hand, and with his financial connec
tion with so many of the British aris
tocracy on the other hand, Mr. Mor
gan could fill his house with the social
elect without having to stop the gaps
with any nonentities. The under
standing is that he has lately acquired
rather a taste for this sort of tiling.
Another fact that points to the pos
sibly permanent residence of Mr.
Morgan In London is tho prospect tliut
his great Underground Railway
schemes, which Yerkes hitherto has
managed to keep In abeyance, now
seein likely to go through. It Is said
Mr. Morgan's Interest In these
schemes has gradually become some
thing more personal than merely
financial capital.
Eccentric Lawyer Told Judge He
Would Break a Record.
Several years ago the late Col. Gabe
Bouck of Oshkosh, Wis., was trying a
case before a Judge noted for his ar
bitrary rulings. The Judge, becoming
weary, said he would postpone a fur
ther hearing till the following Friday.
But that Is Good Friday." suggested
Col. Bouck. "We'll hear the case then,
anyway," said the Jurist. "You'll
break a record that has stood since
the Christian era," said Bouck. "Pon
tius Pilate Is the only other Judge who
held court on Good Friday.' On one
occasion during the civil war It was
reported In camp that six men of a
New Jersey regiment In the brigade
hud been baptized that morning.
When Col. Bouck heard II he c.illod
his adjutant nnd issued this com
maud: "Adjutant, detail twelve men
for bHptb'in to-morrow morning, I'm
not going to have any blank New Jer
sey regiment get ahead of the Eight
eenth Wisconsin."
Germans Insist on Justice.
The Germans are resenting punish
ment for "Majestatsbeli'ldlgung" more
and more. Not long ugo a toucher at
Ottweller mis accused of speaking
disrespectfully i f the I'mp.tor. He
denied tho charge, but was neverthe
less suspended and put on half pay.
The whole town took his part. Every
ilny ho was Invited to minis, and
otherwise cared fur: a petition was
sent to the gov i rninont, and a boycott
was placed on the men bant who had
denounced him, niul who, eoiiscipiout
ly, had to go out of business.
Familiar With His Subject.
A certain congressman from Ohio Is
noted by bis colleagues for smoking
tho HHist Villainous brand of singles It
has ever been tliilr Inrd luck to
smell. One day last week he made a
singularly dry speech, discussing the
duty nu Fhlllipln hemp. Afior he
bad talked half an hour a bored mem
ber In one of the near Rents rA, ,n4.
.usti'dly: "What tin dicki lis (Iocs ,
know about hemp?" "Known nil
ubout." grow lid the equally disgusted
man addressed. ' Doitmt hlin, thnt'4
what he fttuil.c."
means to entertain largely In this
Alabama Representative Glad Mileage
Was Not Allowed.
Representative Clayton of Alabama
Is a philosopher, who does not Join in
the gloom of his colleagues, cut off
from extra mileage allowances. Every
little while a coterie of members, con
gregated In the cloakroom, digress
into bitter reflections at the loss of so
much money. The other day they
caught Judge Maddox of Georgia, who
was in part responsible for the defeat
of the extra mileage proposition In the
house, and were berating him with
spirit. "You ought to thank Maddox,
gentlemen," observed Mr. Clayton, en
tering into the conversation. "I feel
that he has saved me money. I would
have received J300 if the mileage
puragraph had remained in the defi
ciency bill, but It would have cot me
$Tuu to explaiu to my constituents
why I took it."
Wife of Count Oyama of Japan Edu
cated in America.
Countess Oyama, wife t,f the field
marshal of Japan, who will direct tho
field operations of the island empire
against the Russians In the far east,
graduated from Yassar college In 1882
as Stematz Yamakama, and nearly
one-quarter of her life has been spent;
In the United States. She Is the;
daughter of a former dalmlo, one of
the class of chief feudal barons or
territorial nobles of Japan who exer
cised Independent authority over their
respective domains, though they ac
knowledged the mikado as the legiti
mate ruler of the whole empire.
At Sea Forty-eight Years and Never
an Accident.
('apt. Alexander McKay, F. R. 0. S
commodore of the Cunard fleet, sailed
his last voyage on Hie Lucanla before
his retirement. He had been at sea
forty-eight years, thirty-four of them
in the service of the Cunard company,
fourteen of whose vessels he com
manded. For one with so long an ex
perience his record Is probably unique.
As he puts It himself: "I have never
met with a disaster in my life, never
lost a ship, neer grounded, never
ran anybody down, never was run
down by anybody, haven't even had
my feet washed by salt water since I
went to sea."
English Duke Has Retainers on Guard
Night and Day.
The old duke of Rutland keeps sev
eral retainers at his historic home,
Helvolr castle, whose duty It Is to
act as watchmen by night and by day.
The night-watch begins at 11 o'clock.
One watchman, silent and soldierly;
paces the biitilemented walls and at
Intervals calls the hour and state of
the weather. Another watchman
guards tho castle below. Guests un
aware of the custom have been gome
times startled by the tones of a sonor
ous voice outside their bedroom doors
proclaiming: "One o'clock and a flne,
frosty morning;"
Terry and the Butcher Boy.
Miss Ellen Terry has the habit of
taking long walks. One day, some
where off In the country, she spied a
butt her boy wearing his long apron,
which is not unlike an artist's blouse.
"There," she said, "I want that boy's
butcher's apron." She called him
hack, saying, "I would like to have
our blouse." "Well." he said. "I'll
nu gle It you." "But I want to buy it
from you." "Na. I need It, and I
iliutu want our money." However,
after much persuasion. Miss Terry
nieceeileil ill getting the blouse.
British Diplomat Is Popular.
one of the best known and most
popular among the younger Ret of the
diplomatic corps in Washington Is
Herbert G. Dcrirg, second Recretary
ol the British embassy. Mr. Derlng
has taken a lend In social affairs and
Is toiisldereil one of the most graceful
lenders of gorman. In Washington. He
Is r.lso a crack tennis nnd golf player,'
His diplomatic career has been spent
prim 'pally In the east, where he did
Important service for Gn at Britain In
China. He spent Rvr years at
Traveler's Compastea.
It is not generally known that when
the sun Is shining an accurate watch
Is about as good a compass as a man
need carry, showing at any time of
the day in just whHt direction the
south polo lies, and enabling any one
to Immediately set himself right If
he knows In what direction he should
bo traveling. By pointing tho hour
hand to the sun the south pole will be
fouud Just half way between that
point on the dial and the figure 12.
But for the man wh. Is on a long
trip through country which Is strange
to him there can be ;.o substitute for
the compass, as the sun will not shine
every day, and the points of direction
are hard to locate without it unless
this convenient little Instrument Is
at hand. Even with its use, however.
Instances are on record where travel
ers have forgotten tho direction In
which they were marching aud be
came so confused as to double on
their track or travel at an angle to
the correct path.
As a precaution against an accident
of thla character a marching Instru-
Shows Direction of Travel.
ment has been designed by a Euro
pean Inventor, as shown in the illus
tration. In addition to the box con
taining tho compass, with its mag
netic needle, there is a covering disk
of transparent material, which Is ca
pable of rotation. In the cover of the
case are two slots, through which the
line of march can be sighted from one
prominent point to another, as the
traveler progresses. Upon sotting out
for the Journey the exact direction of
the destination should be ascertained
and with the needle pointing to the
north the case should be rotated un
til the line of vision through the slot
ted cover will point to the termination
of the march. Then, with the case in
this position, rotate the transparent
disk until the Indicating arrow on its
surface parallels the needle beneath.
Whenever the direction is needed
thereafter It Is only necessary to turn
the case until the two needles point
In the same direction, when the slots
will give the desired Information.
Job nn n vou Bezard of Neusohl, Austria-Hungary,
is the iirventor.
Fireless Ovens.
A baker's oven heated by electricity
Is an operation In Montauban, France,
and it Is said to be a success In every
particular. From the standpoint of
economy, It Is said to be superior to
fuel, for the reason that the heat Is
under absolute control, and when the
baking la over the heat Is cut off
at once. Another advantage is that
the oven is heated up to the baking
point in much less time than with
coal or wood. This Is done In a few
minutes, and the great celerity with
which the oven Is placed In working
condition Is due largely to the fact
that there Is no energy wasted, but
all Is directed to the heating of the
oven. The latter Is entirely enclosed,
with no opening except the door
through which tho bread is entered
ar,d withdrawn, and, accordingly, no
heot Is lost up tho chimney, as with
the flre-heated oven.
Tho heating elements, of which
there are twenty, are placed on racks
at the Bide of the Interior, and are
raised and lowered from the outside.
They are raised while the bread is
placed Inside and lowered toward the
end of the baking, During the initial
netting of the oven quite a consider
able amount of the current Is consum
ed, but, having reached the desired
temperature, a very small current is
sufficient to maintain the proper de
gree of heat.
Shall We Eat or Drink Coffee.
To such persons as can not drink
hot coffee on pain of a disturbance of
the digestion, coffee Jelly Is recom
mended by the Lanse, the well known
English medical authority. Gelatine is
cooling, soothing, thirst assuaging and
anti-acid. It also bus the property
of presenting the destruction In the
body of proields, such as albumen.
Moreover, the astringent principles of
the coffee are nulllflod by the gelatine,
which Is thus In many ways an excel
lent vehicle for the stimulant. Exces
sive coffee-drinking Is, of course, an
evil, but In moderation coffee Is to bo
preferred to alcohol In that It dimin
ishes organic waste and causes energy
without subsequent collapse.
The Mendellnn Law.
The great Interest with which the
Mcndcllan law Is retarded by biolo
gists Is evidenced by the fact that In
the current number ot Biometrika no
less than three articles are devoted to
It. In accordance with this law, the
characteristics of parents are distrib
uted In hybrid offspring according to
a numerical law, and the hybrids are
not Intermediate In their characteris
tics between their parent forms, but
have certain unchanged characteris
tics of one parent or the other. The
law was originally worked out In re
gard to certain plants.
Why Not Invent a Stoking Machine?
An Italian shipbuilder has Invented
an electrical device which will pre
vent the stokers on ocean steamships
from shirking their work. If the stok
ing Is not properly done the machine
gives the alarm. The Invention has
been adopted by the Italian navy.
It Is well enough to keep the stokers
at work, hut why not Invent a machine
that will make their work easier? Why
not devise a machine that will give
fresh air to the stokers and protect
tbem from the fierce heat ot the furnaces?
Convenient Structure Put Up by On
tario Farmer.
The plan which is given here U
taken from a new piggery, built thU
year by Mr. J. K. Brethour, BurforJ.
Out. Its construction is comparative
ly cheap, and It possesses many de
sirable features. It Is capable of
many modifications: nnd a careful
htudy of the plan will be helpful to
those who Intend to build. Of course,
the building can be made any length
The building Is 30x100 feet, outside
measurement. A cement wall 8 In.
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thick rises 3 feet above the floor. On
top of this wall the frame Is built.
The walls are built of 2x4 Inch stud
ding, boarded on the outside with
cheap lumber, covered with building
paper and tightly clap-boarded on top
of the paper. On tho inside, tho walls
aVe lined with matched lumber, so as
to form a dead air space Inside. The
lining also extend over tho lower side
of the rafters, giving a dead ulr space
to the roof, as well as tho walls.
From the cross-section It will be
seen that the total height of tho wall
on the north side Is 11 feet and of that
on the south side 8 feet. The roof
has the same pitch on both sides, ho
that there Is a drop of 3 feet from one
section of the roof to tho other, at
the center of tho building. In this
space windows are inserted to throw
light and a cortuln amount of sun
Rhine into the row of pens along the
north side of tho building. These
windows are hinged at the bottom and
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can bo opened at any angle according
to tho requirements of ventilation. A
ratchet device, similar to that used for
opening for ventilators in green
houses, would be very convenient for
this purpose. Montreal Family Her
ald. Milk Soon Sours.
E. W. K., Ohio. We have been hav
ing some trouble with sour milk on
the route and among some few re
tail customers. The night's milk has
a sour smell on tho following morn
ing, and the can tops are left up and
there Is good out-of-doors air; morn
ing's milk has tho same smell and
sours in about 24 hours. Cans are
washed and scalder each day. We are
feeding oat. clover and timothy hay,
and oat straw. For grain we feed fresh
malt from the brewery, and stock
beets. Cows have water In the stable
and have not been out for three
weeks on account of cold weather.
I may say that in my experience
with milk I find that If the milk la
dean, and the vessels which are used
for milking and keeping It In are per
fectly clean, the temperature at which
It Is kept will control the keeping qual
ities. If this milk has been cooled im
mediately after milking to a tempera
ture of 50 degrees Fahr, or under, as
it should be, there Is only one cause,
so far as I can see, for It souring
aud that is the feeding of fresh malt
from the brewery.
Purifying Milk by Ozone.
An apparatus in use In Germany for
(he purification of milk by (ionization
Is so constructed that the. milk con
tained in a vessel flows thence in a
thin stream Into another vessel placed
beneath. The wires and carbon points
of a strong electric battery are so ar
ranged that the arc formed by the
jumping of the current from one rar
bou point to the other sses through
or in close proximity to the stream of
milk. The ozone which Is thereby
engendered from the oxygen of the
air is said to be sufficient to kill all
micro-organisms contained in the
milk. While no reference has been
made to the use of this apparatus for
the purification of water, there seems
to be no reason why ozone could not
be applied to this end, unless it t
the difference in cost between the
milk and water, the price obtainable
for the latter possibly not permitting
the use of this purifying agent.
Pasteurization of Cream.
To test the relative merits of pas
teurizing sweet and sour cream, a
number of trials have been made at
tho Dairy School of the Ontario Agri
cultural College during December and
January. On the whole, better results
have been got by the pasteurization of
the cream when sweet, or as soon as
delivered by the patrons or hauler.
This cream contained from .2 to .6 per
cent of acid and w as pasteurized with
out difficulty. In some cases the pas
teurized ripe cream was cooled and
churned Immediately, with good re
sults In flavor and texture of the
butter. So far as the work of this
dairy school hits gone It Indicates that
good results are likely to be got in
cream-gathering creameries by the
pasteurisation of the cream, sweet it
possMe; if not. then pastcurle It
after ripening or souring.
Remodeling an Old Barn.
D. McK. I have an old barn 32 feet
wide and U'l feet long having 16 feet
posts; how should I go about extend
ing Its height and length?
I would recommend putting a steep
high roof. on the same posts, which
would add considerable to the capacity
of the barn. It Is very easy to lengthen
the building by the addition of one or
more bents to either end. Barns 70
feet or over In length are tho better
for having two drive ways, with ona
or two mows between them.
Oil In Trinidad.
On the Island of Trinidad oil Is
found amid a huge tropical vegetation,
and Is Raid to be of first class Illumi
nating power.
Tho actress Is so attractive to men
because she Is woman In the abstract
the Ideal ho has forever pursued be
cause le 14 a man.