The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, August 01, 1895, Image 3

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CHAPTER X.-CoDtinned.)
"I hve been thinking, nsy dear Mr.
Rutnven," ald Marsdeu, a be pulled Id
the ponies to make them walk quietly tip
a long bill, "1 hare been thinking that
Dorrington would not make a bad truite
for 7ju. He la really an excellent fel
low, and uut at all a bad man of buslne.
though a bovine air hangs round hliu at 11."
"He uiight not like the trouble, aod I
am really In no hurry."
"But It la quite Decennary that you
ahould hare another truatee. I begin to
feel the responsibility rather too much
for me. I should prefer a colleague, be
emnse Oh, for several reaaona."
"Doc he wih thia matter to be aettled
before he offera himself to mef thought
Mra. Huthveo, looking Into the dark-blue
eyea admlriugly fixed upon her; and entil
ing responslvely, he aaid: "If you Ihluk
well, pray sk Lord Dorrington."
''It would come better from yourself.
Tou know my brother-in-law I one of
your many deroted admirers. He will be
flattered by the request."
"As I ahall be If he aecepte."
"Which of course he will. I often wish
ed I were, a better man of busiuess, for
your sake. I am, or buve beeu, too great
lover of pleasure. I suppose I must
turn to gravity and ambition some day."
"Were I a man, I ahould certainly be
ambitious. I should not like to be second
to uny one."
"What an awful vista of toll aud truu
ble you conjure up; still, you make me
ashamed of myself. If I liad some one
near lo inspire me, I might do something.
I oeifiu to turns 1 nave drifted about long
enough."
"Is it coming?" thought Mrs. Kuthveu
for the twentieth time, as she twisted the
tassel of her paraaol round Ita handle In
painful anxiety.
"Will you drive with me to-morrow?"
resumed Maraden earnestly. "I want you
to trust yourself to me for a longer expe
dition than usual; lo a charming village
about ten or twelve miles off. Let us
atart early and have luncheon at a primi
tive little hostelry called "the Three Pig
eon.' We'll let the poniea rest, and be
back In time for afternoon tea."
To this arrangement Mrs. Huthven
agreed, and. after a pause, said sudden
ly, us if speaking out of her thoughts:
"Do you remember that evening, six
years ago, when we were all In the veran
da of my father's bungalow, "and my hus
band drought you in, and said, 'This will
be a cousin of yours to-morrow?-"
"Yes, I do well. What a lucky beggar
I thought poor Charlie!"
"And do you remember my father show
ing my ruby and diamond necklace aud
earrings, and saying it would pusile any
jeweler in I-ondoo or Paris to show the
like?"
"I do. Indeed. They were superb."
"He little thought," sh said, with a
hysterical laugh, "that I should bring
them to Christian, law-abiding, well-ordered
Kngland, only to be robbed of them.
Ah! Mr. Marsden, there is little to choose
between the idolatrous East and the truth
telling, spiritually minded West."
"Too true! So I have always thought.
But, dear Sirs. Ruthvpn, If you knew how
painful the very mention of those unfor
tunate jewels la to me. 1 am sure vou
would avoid the subject. If you had not I
put them on with the gracious intention ;
of doing honor to my ball, they would be I
now safely re prising In your jewel case
"Perhaps so, though I am inclined to
thing that so Ingenious and daring g thief
would have got at them anywhere."
"He might. Now try and adopt my phi
losophy, 'let the dead past bury its dead,"
and enjoy the living present. I think we
shall have a fine day to-morrow, and, for
my part, I look forward to our little expe
dition with the keenest pleasure."
Mrs. Huthven smiled graciously, and
t!. y tnlUed and laughed gayly for the re
mainder of their drive.
The morrow rose bright and clear, but
the projected excursion never came off.
A telegram from his lawyer arrived In
the forenoon for Marsdeu, and when he
ought to have been entertaining Mrs.
Huthven at a tete-a-tete luncheon be was
steaming away to London.
Mnrsden's summons was peremptory.
He could only send a message of fare
well to Mrs. Ituthven, who usually break
fasted in her own room, and assure his
sister thflt he should return the firNt mo
ment he could. With this glimmer of
hope she was forced to lie content.
"If be finds anything more interesting
Vir amusing in or near London we shall
n-e no more of him for many a day. 1
know what Clifford Is," said Lady Dor
rington lo her husband, "I begin to sus
pect he does not Intend to marry Mm.
Huthven. or matters would not drag as
they do,"
"Then he is a bit of a blackguurd,
Ihough be is your brother; every one be
lieves he Is paying his addresses to her; I
do not see how they could think other
wise; and he is bound to give her her op
tion; indeed "
"Nonsense, Lord Dorrington; my broth
er is no worse than other men; tried by
your standard, there are few who, at oue
time or another, do not deserve the very
iuirs appellation you are pleased to con
fer on Clifford. Still, 1 wish he had more
sense and taste: Mrs. Huthven is a very
charming woman in my opinion."
"And in mine, too; why, it is extraordi
nary luck to find money and fascination
joined together. The man who gels Mrs.
Rutbven will be a lucky beggnr a deuced
lucky beggnr."
"Why, Dorrington! 1 believe you are
capable of giving me a cup of 'cold poi
son,' and trying your own tuck In that
quarter," cried hl wife, laughing, "How
ever, all I rare for is to see her aafely
married to my brother."
"Yes, It would b capital thing for
him. 1 urn not so sure how it would an
swer, for her. Marsdeu would never be
constant to.any woman,"
"You Judge him severely,' at any rate,
Mra. Huthven In woman of the world,
and accustomed to men who are not
saints; she has too much sense to be
ferociously jealous,"
"Don't be too sure; I fancy she is about
as far gone after your brother aa a woman
can be. I saw that long ago, and I am
a tolerably shrewd observer."
"You dear old thing! you are not blinder
man your neighbors, certainly; I ahall
write every day to Clifford till I make
nun return.
"Well, you can trr."
The evening of the dav on which Inrd
and Lady Dorrington held this conversa
tion Jjrs. LLstrange and Nora had aet
tled themselves, one to her needlework
the other to a new book. The day had
oeen wet and stormy. In suite of which
they had been obliged to go through a
long afternoon of shopping, chiefly com-
miaslona for friends at Oldbrldge, and
both were glad to rest.
Mrs. L'Estrange had recovered from
the fit of depression which had exercised
Nora's Imagination a week before, aud
had, Indeed, been more quietly cheerful
than was her wont, siuee she had bad a
letter with a foreign stamo. which Nora
shrewdly suspected was from Winton. She
was a little dreamy that evening, and
found It difficult to fix her mind on what
she was reading. "I suppose we shall
nave rain and fogs, now that the fine
weather has broken up. I really think
I should prefer couutry to town, in ruin
aud storm," she said, laying down her
book. I feel quite tired out.
"Yes, returned Mrs. L'Kstrauge, when
she had counted some stitches, "but then
there are fewer resources than in town.
Here one can turn Into a picture gallery,
and find summer or autumnal sunsbiue
for a shilling; besides "
"Mr, Marsden," anuounced the ex-btit
ler, In his best style.
"1 thought you were at Chedwurth!'
"hi 1 am so glad to see you!" were the
exclamations which greeted him.
"Obliged to come up to town ou busi-
ess, was his vague explanation. "Ar
rived yesterday. Have beeu torn to pieces
by luwyera all day, and am come to lay
my mangled remains at your feet." He
drew a chair to the coxy fireside as he
aiHike.
"And do you go back to-morrow?" ask
ed Nora, who was roused and pleased by
his sudden appearance.
lo uiorrow Nor to-morrow, nor to
morrow!" cried Marsdeu. "It is dull at
Chedworth, desperately dull. The hunt
ing no great things, the shooting no bet
ter; but the house is crammed with bucolic
chums of that excellent fellow Dorring
ton, aud, in short, here I am, and here I
shall slay."
"Lady Dorrington will be verv vexed.
I had a letter from her yesterday, saying
how much better everything went since
yon nan joined tbpm.
"I am glad she knew my valne."
"And how is Mrs. Huthven?" returned
Nora.
"Oh! quite well aud blooming. Khe is
fast recovering her misfortunes."
"Captain Shirley was here on Sunday
remarKeo. .Mrs. l., r.strange, "and was
saying be had never seen her look so ill
and depressed since he had known her."
"Shirley? How ilid that fellow come to
call upon you?" asked Marsdeu. "I don't
know why it is, but I can't stand Shir
ley," he added thoughtfully. "And Win
ton, where is he?"
"In Florence?"
"Florence? He is not the sort of mnn
I should imagine would like Florence."
"I don't think he does," said Nora. "He
went there to see some Indian friends so
far on their way."
"I did not think he would have been so
r'fl'1Jr l,aT I"iIon just now," and be
811 "Passive glance to Mrs. t'Es-
tru(fB wnicn sue did not see, but .Norn
did.
Then he asked for Bea. and talked of
the child in terms that delighted the
mother.
Nora thought Marsden had never seem
ed so nice aud sympathetic. He was
Hiiieter and graver than usual, and she
felt the relief bis presence brought to the
monotony of her thoughts moat welcome.
At length, with apologies for having kept
them np so late, he bid them good night,
and drove straight back to his hotel
without even an attempt to find if there
was any oue at his club to play a game of
cards or billiards with him. His spirit's
lord sat lightly on his throne. Marsdeu
was little given to think, or trouble him
self about, the future, but with all his
airy carelessness the last year bad been
one of Irritating anxiety, now he had
contrived to clear himself. He could
defy Mrs, Huthven, her lynx-eyed solicit
ors, and her watchful led-capiain Shir
ley. He owed her nothing. A little love
making, more or lens, did uot count with
so experienced a coquette. He was per
fectly free to shake her off if he chime,
and he did choose. Good heavens! Corn
pare her with the fresh, natural, girlish
elegance of Nora L'Estrange. The arch,
delicate animation of the one, the studied
graces, the veiled yet perceptible passion
of the other. And Nora had beeu un
doubtedly glad to tee him. How sweet
the candid welcome of her eyes, how un
conscious her frank, gracious pleasure.
Yes, it would be his delightful lot to wak
en her from the slumber of childhood to
the fullness of womanhoodthe power of
loving! let there was a certain strength
and individuality about his young kins
woman that warned him she was no mere
waxen doll, to be bent as he chose accord
ing to his will. She had idens of her own
tolerably clear and defined. This would
but give piquancy and variety to their
Intercourse. Heavens! how lovely those
eyes of hers would be with the light of
love benmitig from their hazel depths.
Then she wmild.be content to wait, with
him, till the Kvcsleigh estates were free
from ull Incumbrances before they launch
ed Into the coidly, heavy style of exist
ence suited to his position. And before
the fever of anticipation let him sleep,
Marsden made more good resolution than
he bud ever formed In his life before.
Only give him this fair, fresh, delicate
darling, and he would be a new man, with
hopes and aspirations higher and better
than had ever before dawned upon his
mind.
"I have done my best to carry out your
directions," wrote Shirley to his suzerain,
Mrs. Huthven, "andTinve even arrived at
the distinction of being admitted to the
drawing room of XI Us L'Lstrange at af
ternoon tea time. This enable me to as
sure you that Maiaden almost live in
I what yon term the 'shabby lodgings' of
I bis rlstivr-s I have not met him there
(certainly; but I can trai-e that be baa
I always been there last night, and is ex
pected this evening. Evesleigh, 1 find,
too, is to be let for a terra of years
five. I think. Old Shepherd, of Calcutta
you remember the firm, desperately rich
people is looking for a country place, and
It lifts beeu offered to his solicitor. It
seem to me that thi Indicates intention
widely different from anvthina vou anti
cipated. ami point more to a marriage for
love than one for, let us say, money and
love. I have met Marsden more thar.
once lounging in Pall Mall and Hegent
treet as if he had nothing on earth to do,
which certainly does not look like the ur
gent business he asserted called him to
tnajn II. ............ ... J 1
4..,T-,f-r, uu, o uouoi, nave in-
formation which mar throw a totallv dif-
fereut light on these ambiguous proceed
ings. I can only give you the result of
my observations.
Take it at what it is
worth.
Thi letter was the last pebble on the
cairn of hopes and fears, desires, doubts
and silent, stinging anger, which had been
gradually accumulating over the bright
anticipations of a few month ago, a con
tinued state of agitation and disapiwint
ment had strained endurance beyond the
utmost, and the passionate, self-willed
woman gave way under it. A cold, caught
during a long drive with Iird Dorrington
in the east wind, obliged Mrs. Huthven
to keep her room. After a day or two of
anxious attendance ou the part of the
local doctor, high fever set in, and it was
evident that Mrs. Huthven was danger
ously HI. A great physician and a couple
of trainee? nurses were summoned from
Ixindon, all the pomp and circumstance
of serious sickness were established in
Lady Dorrington' pleasant house, and
for the time sporting men and dancing
women knew it no more.
('ILPTEH XL
It was some little time before the evil
tidings reached Mrs. L'EstrauEe and
Nora, as their correspondence with Lady j
Dorrington was uot too frequent, and she
was too much taken up, and too angry
with him, to continue her diurnal letters
to her brollier.
Meanwhile Nora and her step-mother
went on the even tenor of their way.
Mrs. L'K.-drftnge had gone to Norwood
to luncheon with au old lady, a distant
cousin of her mother, who had only re
membered her existence after she had
made what was considered a good mar
riage, and hail more than once invited her.
Mrs. L'E-stninge always found it hard to
say no, and. somewhat to Nora's indigna-
lion, had consented; but went alone, as
her step-daughter refused to accompany
her.
It was dusk when she returned, for her
hostess had indulged herself in endless in
quiries and fault-huding respecting their
mutual relations. Mrs. L'Kstrange was
wearied, and longed to s-e Nora' kind,
bright face, to describe the peculiarities
of her testy kinswoman while enjoying a
up of fresh, warm tea.
Nora win sitting on a footstool by the
firelight when uer step-mother came m,
and the little tea table was drawn uearl
the hearth, the teapot simmering under i
its coxy, a plateful of thin bread and but
ter, temptingly delicate, hi side it.
"How late you are, Helen, " cried Nora,
starting up and coming over to assist in
taking off her cloak. "What has kept
you so long?" Something in her tone
struck Mrs. L'Kstrange; it was not im
patience exactly, It was a sort of subdued
excitement.
"It wits not the charms of my hostess,
nor the delights of my visit, I assure you,"
and she proceeded to describe the bitter
ness of her entertainer with much quiet
drollery, while Nora poured out the tea.
"You don't want the lamp yet?" she
asked, after laughing at her step-mother's
account. "It is so nice to sit by the fire.
"It 1
said Mrs. L'Estrange. and there
was a pause; then Nora said suddenly: j the well water freely. The water is re
"Helcn, Clifford Marsden called here j freshlngly cool lu summer, anil always
to-day." I
'Yes. He said something about coming
last night."
"But, Helen! He he asked me to
m,m him! I s mo a iiim v.ii !"
"Well, Nora, I am surprised, too, though a l'""1- d "Colored by the (trainings of
not so amazed as you are. I have seen ! manure heaps. This liquid, sinking
that he was fond of you, but I did not through the soil, mingles with subter
think he would marry without money. - ranesa Rtrpams, and the germs of ty-
How did you answer him, dear?"
'I scarcely know, except that I certain
ly did not say 'yes. "
(lo be continued.)
Myriad Quacks.
Near Santa Moulcu, California, not
long ago, In a little bay about six
square miles In area, there were fully
a quarter of a million of wild geese.
The noise of t lie quacking and calling
to one another was at times heard two
miles away. At Situ Pedro aud at the
little lake lu Kern County there are
said to be even greater numlwrs of the
game, because of the proximity of the
wheat fields.
Large numbers of the geese are sialn
iiuuiiully during their migrations. It
Is no trick fur a boy sporuuiau to get
fifty or sivty of the birds iu a few
hours, and hundreds of the older hunt
ers lu this region have often got over
two hundred geese lu a day. A party
of four IiOM Angeles sportsmen who
went out for a two days' hunt over in
the Orange County murshen last week,
came borne witu over nine unnuren
ad geese for the city markets. Two
ltakertleld nieu had a three days' hunt
lately and ctiuie home with a farm i
wagon loaded down with geese and j
ducks. Iu all the little towns along the i
Hue of the Santa Fe railroad In this,
section there are a acore or two of j
men and boys who regularly, spring j
and fall, turn out for a day's shoot at
wild geese and ducks, and the person
who doe not show that he has tumbled
over at least twenty-five birds Is ac
counted Id poor luck, or a decided nov
ice lu bunting. Many persons will ride
to the outskirts of the town, and, stand
ing In a buggy or wngon, will wuis.y
themselves with a shot at the armies
of flying birds at long range. Occa
sionally they will bring down a goose
with such random shooting. AU the
markets and the country grocery
stores now have wild geese and ducks
exhibited for sale at nominal prices.
The craving for Thespian distinctions
appears to have taken hold on Peter
Jackson, the colored fightlug man. He
I very keen on playing Othelle, and
hns not only learned the part perfect
ly, but has memorised Uc whole of the
play.
OUB RURAL READERS.
SOMETHING HERE THAT WILL
INTEREST THEM,
!
j The Improve! Ground Cberry Grow
ing kupidlr a Fa vor - How to Secure
May on Bwmi- Protecting Vines
from the btrioed Keetle,
The Ground Cherry.
With many farmers the ground cherry
I classed among tun weeds, as It
grows wild In many parts of the cen
tral and western State. Its value as
r,i, i,.,., ,. i ,,
frU 1 hd u,rt. I'lre-
elated arid until the punt few years it
wag seldom seen u cultivation. An im
proved variety Is uow rinding Its way
lit our seeduien'a catalogues, says the
American Agriculturist, aud there is
no doubt that it will grow rapidly In
favor. The plant Is quite hardy, and
will thrive on any soil where imtatoes
will grow. The fruit when the bus
has been removed Is a handsome yel
low cherry of about three-fourths of au
Inch in diameter. It has something of
a strawberry flavor, and is excellent
for sauce, plea, or preserves. For win
ter use the fruit may be canned or
IMPROVED OKOl'MI) CHKKHY.
I dried. Or if kept in a cool place in Its
j husk the cherry will keep plump and
sound until Irfember. or lalcr. In
growing ground cherries about the
name method Is pursued as In growing
tomatoes. Tho seeds are sown In hot
beds, and the young plants are not
taken to the garden .until danger of
frost is past. The ground cherry Is
j wonderfully prolific. The first ripe
j ones tire withered about the first of
August. After tills the fruit may be
! plek.-d everv two or three duvs until
c( j, fr0Mt
Deadly Well Water.
fine of my neighbor farmers, a man
In the prime of life, bale and healthy
up to last week. Is prostrated by ty
phoid fever. Three doctors are bat
tliug to save him. Against the physi
cians, says the New York Tribune, an
iu visible, malignant host contend, and
the Issue Is In doubt The sick man
occupies a trim, white farmhouse, with
neat surroundings. Only In one spot
mny carelessness, and perhaps fatal
neglect, be detected. The well is dan
gerously near the barnyard. The water
used in the house comes from another
source. But a tin dipper alwavs hangs
Invitingly from the curb, aud the farm-
cr has been in the hub!t of drinking
appears clear and snarkllnir. Nothing
can be more deceptive than this appar-
( ent purity. Fully two rods from the
well a hollow In the barnyard contains
puold are carried into the well. It is
wise to abandon any well the water of
which can possibly become thus con
taminated. As water Is more ronlined
in a well than in a constantly flowing
spring, the danger of using it. is greater.
Securing; Hut On Swamps.
Owners of swamps frequently find It
Impossible to Rtorp hay during the sum
mer season because of softness of soil
and water ways preventing the use of
horse and wagon. The hay is cut dur
ing a dry period when the marsh will
support a man, cured and cocked on a
FOIt STACKING MA MSI t BAT,
number of piles as shown In the cut.
If the cock l Intended for a large one.
boards are laid over a dozen or more
piles; if small, the hay U laid on the
pile heads. During winter when the
ground Is frozen, the hay Is easily re-
moved by horse and sled. Farm and
Home.
Soiling; Color of Horse.
"What Is the best selling color?" Is a
question often nskeil by horsemen. The
opinion of the Western Horseninu Is
that fat is I he best color In the world.
One sees very little of this color at the
average breeders' sale. Colls and
mares are too often brought Into the
sale ring spring poor. No one cares for
such stock, and the result Is that the
nnlJUiils sell for ridiculously low figures,
and the late owner goes home cursing
his luck and rowing that the bottom
hns fallen out of the horse market.
Cnrlnu Clover Hoy,
After many years of unsatisfactory
experience with clover hay, says n writ
er In "Ohio Farmer," I dually learned
how to cure It so that it will surely
keep. The secret Ilea In curing twlc.
1 itSSfllfe!
W cut usually quite late in the after
noon what we can care for In a day.
and If the following day proves a good
hay day, cure it as rapidly as possible.
! and by 2 o'clock it will feel perfectly
dry. I then put it into cocks, and al
ways find it the next morning damp
and clammy. About 10 o'clock we open
the cocks aud dry out this gathered
moisture, and then know that it will
keep. If tho day after it 1 cut does
not prove a good hay day, we leave it
In the swath, aud I have made good hay
that was cut Thursday, lay through a
heavy rain on Friday and Saturday,
and was not stirred until Monday.
Killing Weed.
Barren summer fallowing Is often
practiced to clear land, but usually
corn, potatoes, cabbage or beets may
be better grown, giving a profitable re
turn for the extra cultivation, says the
Philadelphia ledger. As annual weeds
thrive best In soil that has been broken,
but is not occupied, it is evident that
broken laud should uot be permitted
to remain Idle. A little grass seed rak
ed iu ou bare hill sides will often keep
down annual weeds, and will at the
same time prevent washing. Mowing
the roadside two or three times during
the summer will subdue the dog fennel
uud ragweed. Mowing the stubble
about two weeks after harvest and
grain fields that have beeu seeded to
grass or clover will check the annual
weeds ami at the same time produce
a mulch that is very beneficial to the
seeding during the summer drouth.
White Lumps in Butter.
These are due to slots of curd. They
are caused by improper handling of
the cream. It has become too sour, and
wheyed off, says the Agricultural
Epitomist. In other words, is has lost
Its homogeiieousness; it is partly de
composed. The scum of the cream has
partially separated and settled to the
bottom, and the solids have gathered
lu dots. These clots cohere so strongly
Unit they are not broken up in the
churning, and so they are found In the
butter uuehuruod. They are unsightly.
They spoil the price of butter if sold,
and the pleasure of eating It if used at
home. As a preventive stir the cream
well when fresh cream is added to that
already in the cream can, and also stir
when ripening.
1'rotectinn Vinee.
The worst enemy the cucumber,
rfitiHsh., pumpkin and melon vines have
Is the little striped beetle. It uot only
eats the pulp from the underside of
the leaves, but destroys the stalk, and
if the soil is loose it eats the stalk below
the ground; therefore It is a dimetilt
mutter to fight It with Insecticides.
For a garden where less than
two dozen hills are planted, the safest
and cheapest way to protect the vines
is by a covering of mosouito netting or
cheese cloth, cut Into pieces 18 or 20
inches square. These, to add to their
durability, should be first dipped In
oil and wrung as dry as possible. Now
take a piece of No. 12 or 14 wire gal
vanized If possible cut Into 2u-lnch
lengths, bend five Inches of each end at
right angles, and set them two Inches
Into the ground at the comer of each
OOOD VINK PHOTKCTOH.
hill, as seen at a a
The netting is now
iu the engraving,
spread over this
frame, and the edges are covered with
a little soil to keep it in place. This
thin covering, while admitting plenty
of light and rain as It falls, also keeps
out the little striped beetles.
Aerating; the Milk.
Aeration of milk tends to drive out
any bud odors that have been absorbed
and to lessen the taste and smell re
sulting from such improper food as
onions, etc. But aeration iu Itself has
little effect on the keeping quality of
the milk or on the effect of creaming.
However, as aeration is usually attend
ed by a cooling of the milk, the effect
is to retard creaming, if the cream is
raised by setting iu pans or cans lu a
creamer. Milk shipped to market Is
benefited by being thoroughly aerated.
Takins; Out Tall Stumps.
To lake out stumps and stoues is eas
ier during a very dry spell on some
fields, while ou other soil the work Is
made lighter If the ground Is moist, or
even wet. Pick out the best time for
doing these Jobs, so that the same labor
will accomplish more aud be less ex
pensive for the amount of improve
ments made.
Halt for Cattle.
Salt is an essential constituent of the
blood, and because many of the com
mon foods of cattle are lucking iu this
essoin ial It must be artificially supplied.
The amount varies In different food
and In food grown from different soils,
and the quantity cnttle mtiy need must
be left to themselves.
Modernte-Sifc .-d Farms.
A farm of moderate size is the oue
that Is making the most money for Its
owner. It must be large enough to nd
mll tho use of labor-saving machinery,
but not so large as to be beyond the
personal oversight of tho fanner.
Hso the Horse Mower.
Thousands of acres are mowed witli
a scytho where a horse mower mlg.it
be used. Uocks and roughness cut n
figure with the modern mower properly
handled.
The Asparagus Plot.
When you quit cutting asparagus,
give tho bed a good many dressings oi
fertilizer. Manure will do, but it car
rles weed seeds with it
Wide Tires on the Farm.
Wide tires protect the woodwork of
the wheels. When you have got them,
keep thetn by painting every year.
TERRIBLE LATTER-DAY DISEASC!
Paresis Hapidlx Increasing; Amoig
Kasy lien In Cities.
In conuectlon with the cock-anr
statement of Mr. Howeils that the pres
ent race as never so healthy anl
strong as cow, It is interesting to real
the following paragraph, written by.
Dr. T. S. Clouston, superintendent at
the Mornlngside Asylum, Scotland. He
says:
"One terrible form of brain disease,
with mental symptoms, Is certainly in
creasing. That malady may b
described as a breakdown of the great
center of mind and motion in the brainj
It always goes on from bad to wors
till it renders Its victim utterly help
les in mind and body and kills him la
a few years. No cure and scarcely any
mitigation of this latter-day curse baa
yet been devised. It is a disease of
cities, of restless lives, of active brain
in their prime; sometimes of dissipa
tion and debauchery, of life at high
pressure commonly."
During the past year the asylums of
Scotland received 150 new cases; those
of England 1,4X1, and those of Ireland
52. The asylum statistics of this coun
try show an even greater number. Ia
a single asylum of this state, for ex
ample, that at Ogdensburg, there were
among the 659 admissions 31 cases of
general paresis. This would make the
proportion of general paresis over 4
per cent
Among seven state asylums, to which
1,942 patients were admitted in 1890,
there were 60 cases of general paresla,
or a little over 3 per cent If 4 per cent
be the general ratio for this disease In
the State of New York, then the total
number of paretics among the 16,000
Insane would be about 640. As a mat
ter of fact the number is much greater
because the proportion of this disease
Is larger in New York and Kings Coun
ty asylums than in those of the State at
large. But even If there were but 4,000
cases of general paresis among the 100,
000 Insane In this country, it would be
an extraordinary evidence of the de
velopment of a disease which In the
last century was certainly not known,
even If It did exist Buffalo News.
Power of the Human Jaw.
Dr. G. V. Black, a dentist of Jack
sonvllle, Fla., has made some Interest
ing experiments upon the force exert
ed by the human Jaws iu the ordinary
mastication of food, and also the great
est force which the Jaws are capable
of exerting. By means of a spring In
strument provided with a registering
device he took records of about 150
'bites" of different persons. Of these,
fifty have been preserved as character
istic of the ordinary man, woman and
child. The smallest pressure recorded
was thirty pounds, by a little girl 7
years old. This was with the Incisors.
Using her molars, the same child exert
ed a force of sixty-five pounds. The
highest record was made by a physi
cian of 35. The Instrument used only
registered 270 pounds, and he closed It
together without apparent effort. There
was no method of determining how far
above 270 pounds he could have gone.
This test was made with the molars.
Several persons exceeded a force of 100
pounds with the Incisors and 200 with
the molars. The physical condition of
the persons experimented upon seemed
to have little bearing upon the result
Dr. Black Is of the opinion that the con
dition of the peridental membranes Is
the controlling factor, rather than mus
cular strength. Dr. Black found that
In the habitual chewing of food, much
more force Is exerted than Is neces
sary. Mind Over Matter.
The following remarkable tale Is told
In the New York Evening Sun: "When
measles once ran riot lu a girls' board
ing school, the physician In charge had
great difficulty iu persuading his skit
tish patients to remain In bed, and so
Induce the perspiration absolutely nec
essary to recovery. Every means was
tried, but to no avail. The girls found
it Impossible not to just hop out from
the blankets In order to run In and tell
their next door neighbors that it was
decided to trim the new hat with hello
trope, or that It was true that Cousin
Fred was actually engaged. All of
which seriously retarded recovery. It
looked for a time, Indeed, as though
funerals might become epidemic as
well as measles. Finally the psycholo
gy teacher hit upon a scheme that
seemed likely to work. It consisted In
the few well girls stationing them
selves Iu turn at the bed of each Invalid
aud criticising her most unmercifully.
The success of the plan was simply
phenomenal. After only a few brief
moments of such treatment the patient
broke out Into a profuse and violent
perspiration. Recovery soon followed,
the doctors were overwhelmed at this
fresh proof of the Influence of mind
over matter, and the psychology teach
er was a proud and happy pedagogue."
Britain's Influence on Our Census.
A curious feature of New York city's
latest census Is that It shows more
males than females. Most of the great
Kastern cities in the United States,
like our own cities at home, show an
excess In female over male population,
and this Is conspicuously the case in
Boston, where tho women outnumber
the men by about 13,000. In New York,
on the contrary, there appears to be .
about a thousand more men than wom
en. Have the matrimonial aggression
from this side anything to do with the '
fact? Westminster Cazette.
The Preference.
She The superior man rises ou de
feat; the ordinary man rises on success.
lie All things considered, I believe I
prefer to be an ordinary man. Detroit
Free Press. , ' '
Uncle Kl5n'e Oood Advice.
"Doan nebbnh mel, fun of Merlon
t'lngs," said Uncle Ebon, "an", on 1e
uddah han', doan' lie too serlou 'bout
t'lng ilat ortcr be funny." Washing,
ton Star,