The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, June 11, 1896, Image 6

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    AGRICULTURAL .NEWS
THINGS PERTAINING TO
FARM AND HOME.
THE
Bale and station that Will Make
HeH Lay IHeeaae Germ ia Milk
Fotatoea la Hills Bather than ia
Irilla-Odda and Knde.
To Make Hena Lay.
Have the house warm, with plenty
of room, five square feet of door spare
for each hen. HaTe plenty of light,
but not too much. At night cover the
windows with a curtain, to prevent
radiation of heat. This Is much bet
ter than outside shutters for windows.
A board floor is bent, covered with
chaff or straw or some other like ma
terial Make the hens work, urges the
New York Poultry Breeder. Keep
them busy. (Jive warm food for break
fast. This is a pood ration: loo pounds
wheat bran, 1) pounds ground oats,
25 pounds oil meal, 75 pounds animal
meal. This combination is whole
some, and gives the yolk of the egg a
good color. Give the fowls all they
will eat, and no more. Mix the food
with skim-milk. At night give grain,
equal parts of corn and wheat. The
fowls must have some succulent feeds.
Mangel-wurtxel beet gives best satis
faction. Cabbage is good, also. Crack
ed oyster-shells are necessary. Plenty
of fresh water Is indispensable. The
egg Is composed mostly of water, and
the hens do well. It must be given
frequently, and be handy, so they can
get it when wanted.
What Ia Found In Milk.
A separator was In the dairy tent at
the Orange County Fair, and the work
Its representative did from day to day
was sufficient to turn the stomach of
a human being against the use of milk.
ays the Xewberg Register. One morn
ing he took twenty-six quarts of fresh
Jersey milk, and nfter putting It
through the separator there was f
filthy residue left that would fill a
small coffee cup. Thjs Is said to be
deadly poison, containing disease
germs In counties quantities. The
milk has more or less of these, but
diseased animals hare them In over
whelming quantities. The operator
had a scratch on his finger one week
and thoughtlessly cleaned out ;be for-
- sign matter after separating the milk.
His finger became Inflamed and badly
swollen, the results of the poison. Milk
should be eithpr boiled, sterilized or
separated.
Potatoes in Hllla or Or Htm.
i fl'e do not doubt the fact that the
practice of growing potatoes in drills
rather than In hills is becoming more
common. It is the natural result of
having seed of doubtful vigor, which
has lieen the rule ever since the potato
beetle began its ravages, some tweuty
two or twenty-three years ago. We
Stilt like, possibly from old habit, the
practice of hill planting. 'If the pota
toes are of vigorous habit of growth,
three feet apart each way will leave
o vacant ground when the plants are
full grown, and the spaces between
the rows will le equally well filled
with roots. If an attempt is made to
crowd the plants the vigor is dimin
ished and nlso the yield. Some of the
best new varieties grow their roots
very compactly, and will bear to be
planted In drills. But we think they
are more likely to suffer In dry weath
er than are potatoes that are planted
In hills so that the soil can be cultl
rated between them both ways. This
cultivation should never lie deep. When
moist soil is turned up from below
It exposes a new surface to the air, and
this dries out more rapidly. Continued
shallow cultivation will keep the dry
soil on top to act as a mulch, and if uie
strata beneath Is left undisturlied ex
cept early before the potato roots have
filled the soil, the lower soil where
the roots are will have some moisture
rising up into it from below, even In
a dry time. There is a possibility of
Injuring potatoes by very deep cultl
Tation after they have attained large
growth. Not only are too many roots
ent off, but the soil is exposed too
much to the air by being continually
turned. American Cultivator.
Low Top for Fruit Treea.
In setting out fruit trees leave the
lower branches or better still have
three or four single buds on opposite
aides of the tree, from which new
branches may be grown. Head the
trees low. The trees are less liable to
be injured by storms. The fruit Is
more easily gathered and the low top
helps to shelter the surface soil, hold
inn the saow on the ground under It,
and thus prolonging the life of the tree,--besides
increasing Its vigor and pro
ductiTeness. The high-headed fruit
tree is a relic of the days when horses
and cattle were turned Into orchards
and the trees had to be pruned high
to escape injury from them.
The Digestion of Pisa.
A well-fed pig often makes an avei
sge gain of a pound per day for th
tret eight or ten months of i's lifi,
iHh an increase In weight as this r
f aires that the animals bare good di -geation.
To Insure this, while young,
the pig should be fed what can easlljr
ba digested, and tost a portion of it
boald be sueculeLt Overtaxing the
d'gestlre organs wnlle the pigs ar
young stunt tbelr growth, and siu-p
alga will never attain the site that
tMld be possible for tbem If properly
fad while young. Milk la tbe beat food
tor yoang pigs, supplemented witb
wheat middling! If the milk la not suf
eteat Bo soon aa to graas starts
ttajr 111001(1 ba pat In a pasture or or.
thud to sat what gnsa and fallen
ffttt they can get during tbe summer.
pigs art fed liberally tbelr dl-
i will always oe good. Not until
an sarsn r tight months old
should fbey tn fed any corn, aud tben
t first on If In small ijuaurnlt-tt. so a
to accustom tbe digestive organ t
j utilize thin food, which for youug ani
mals it always the most dilbcult t
digest
Redraft lag White Flam Treea.
There are in almost every neigh!r
hood many wild plum trees. le-sides
wildings that have sprung from seed
accidentally dropped. In their pres
ent state these trees are entirely
worthless. By taking tbem up and
grafting with the most productive and
valuable cultivated varieties thewe wild
plum trees can be made sources of in
come. There Is a general belief that
grafting of the plum can only lie done
successfully very early in the season.
It is true that If the bud of the graft
baa started to grow it will probably
require too much moisture Itefore the
union with the stin k can supply it.
Then, of course. It will perish. But
a graft that wa cut early, anil has
been kept In a cool, moist place where
it will not dry out, can te net In a
plum tree aftr its own buds have
started, and will be nearly certain to
succeed.
A Fruitful Fowl,
We are indebted to a French scientist
for the information that the egg cham
ber of an average healthy ben contains
(500 eggs, and that, as a rule. It tuki-s
nine jears to lay them, according to
the Maryland Farmer. More than half
of the eggs letween 3 and 375 are
laid during the second, third and fourth
years, and the numtier gradually de
creases, from fifteen to thirty being
laid In the eighth year, and from one to
ten in the ninth, from all which it Is
manifest that It does not pay to feed a
hen after the fourth year. There lias
long been an impression thai lieu after
that age are unproductive, but the
French scientist is the first to tell us
why thev cannot ! productive. It is
Just such Information as this that
needed by farmers and poultry dealers,
and those who furnish It and dissemi
nate it are in a sense public benefac
tors.
Oniona aa Food for Chickens.
Fowls of all varieties are extremely
fond of onions, and derive great liene
fit from eating them. They not only
serve all the purposes of food, but aid
digestion and tend to ward off disease,
They may lie given in a raw or cook
ed state. Chickens will eat not only
the bulbs, but the braves, when chop
ped np and mixed with the soft food.
Chickens that are allowed onions pre
pared In this way rarely, if ever, have
cholera, and are not likely to lie in
fested with vermin. A very good food
for laying hens during the winter
months consists of cooked meat, pota
toes and chopped onions. The last In
gredient answers the same purpose as
pepper.
Potted Plants.
Io not use pots for wintering flower
ing plants that are too large. It is bet
ter to give larger pots when necessity
for such arises. Be careful in watering.
The teudency la to apply too much
water. An excellent fertilizer for win
ter plants is to dissolve a teaxpoouful
of nitrate of soda, phosphate of lime
and phosphate of potash In three pints
of water, which may be applied In
sufficient quantity three times a week.
The materials are free from odor, and
may be procured at any drug store.
Don't Desert Old Varietiea.
It Is a snd mistake the poultrymen
on the farms are making in desertiiig
the old and tried varieties, and taking
up with every new breed coming be
fore the public. Why cannot our podl
try breeders learn what everylmdy else
knows to lie true, thnt it Is only by
llnging to and improving any variety
Hint exit-Hence Is maintained? It is too
bad that the business must suffer lx
cause of the leapfrog practices of men
keeping liens.
Cheap I'eef.
A Southern cattle feeder says the feed-
lng of cattle for tieef purposes on cot
tonseed is a cheap way of making bef ;
but the corn feeders, he thinks, must
lenrn to mix other cheaper feed with
their solid grain, which will In all prob
ability enable them to make corn beef
as cheap as cottonseed leef.
Odds and Knda.
Old potatoes are greatly Improved
by being soaked In cold water over
night, or at least several hours after
peeling. The water should lie changed
once or twice.
Tea or coffee stains in linen may be
removed by moistening the spots with
water and holding them over the fumes
of a burning match. Then. wash im
mediately with water lu which a little
ammonia or soda has been dissolved.
leather belts or boots that have been
soaked in water or dried hard may be
softened by rubbing plentifully with
coal oil. If the leather is very dirty
wash It with good hot soapsuds first.
An essential article that should be
found lu every kitchen Is a vegetable
brush, Iiettuce, spinach, celery and
many other vegetables may be cleaned
much more readily with one than with
the hands.
For a sprained ankle immersion for
fifteen or twenty minutes In very hot
water, and following this an applica
tion of lmndages wrung out in hot wa
ter, 1 recocmiended as the best treat
ment. The only method of cleansing Jewel
ry without scratching It Is to wash In
hot soapsuds In which a few drops
of ammonia have been added, an 3
then placing the Jewelry Is a bos of
jewelers sawdust to dry. I Mrs. Hpencer sod her daughter to take
A valuable salve for cuts or sounds" witB m' - eTealag will de
of any kind: Boll onhalf cup of " ood- Bot to be tke
thick, sweet cream ten or fifteen ealn- tr'.'r!,,,.rL,h Vr' SlruIdi!!' . .
utes. stirring constantly; when cold o"; Wish I did. When he's
, . .. ' .. ... " awake he won t say a word shoot bias
beat It thoroughly, when It whl be f hIfl tboagk m hi sl-p
a creamy paste. Bottle and cork tight. 1 htT. 0.,11, baard hla nra.sr of
If, or make fresh every time, bis sister sad bis aurtfcer sad also ef e
CHAPTER III. -Continued
One day the firm of William Rose 4c
Company hired a new clerk. He came
from the West, aud had the manners,
carnage and address of a thorough, well
bred gentleman. Nor was his appearance
deceptive. He was a thorough gentleman
sail it did not take Max Brett very long
to discover in bis new acquaintance a
kimired spirit. From a mere business ac
quaintance their companionship ripened
into true friendship, and lie fore the close
of the first month the newcomer bad tak
en up hi reaidetn-e in the same flat with
Brett. Mrs. Duxut. tbe genial landlady,
exhibited an unusual interest in this her
latest patron, but. in common with Max.
she could learn but one thing alsoit hiui
hia name was Henry Richards.
The evening of the young men were
Dow spent in mutual pleasure ami enjoy
ment, though Max found Richard to be
unusually reticent anil reserved, ami that
in a say which prompted the observing
Brett to imagine that his friend's quiet
shyness was not uierely UHtural biishf ill
ness. Certainly, Richards was particular
ly reserved In the presence of ladies, but
Mux bad a notion that it was ouly that
Richards was afraid of being druwu into
a conversation in which he might be
tempted to say more than he desired.
That bis friend could disclose facia con
cern ing himself of more than ordinary in
terest Brett felt morally certain. Per
haps Brett's greatest failing was bis in-
(iiiisitive disposition, but with an me
questioning ami cross-questioning skill at
hi command he wus utterly uualile to
gleau a single item from tile jmst history
of bis new friend.
It has ts-eu hinted that Brett bad u itb
praiseworthy foresight, taken care to
stninl well with his landlady, in whom
he found a tirst-rate friend. Ijind
ladies as a class have Is-cu much reviled
anil slandered by the jocular press aud
the growling public, but many a young
mau has proven that there are some splen
did exceptions to the general rule if it is
the rule to tmd in the landlady a species
of female vampire. Mrs. Ilupoiit wus
both refined anil intelligent, and her
pleasant, kindly face was but the iadex
to a large and warm heart. Oinseqneutly
her interest in those who made their bunje
nmler her roof was not assumed nor thej
result of common feminine curiosity. I
One afternoon, n Max was returning I
from his work at the office, he met Mrs.
Onpont in the entrance to the Hut. He
lip-d his hat with a pleasant "good day
aud was about to pas on, when the land
lady addressed him.
'Have yoo seen my new tenants, Mr.
Brett r
"No," snid he, "who are they?"
"A young lady with her niMher New
York people."
"Ah:" snid Max, with a merry smile.
Tell me all about them, please."
"They enme here yesterday. The young
lady is remar.aoiy handsome. She is a
very fine singer, and something of an art
ist. I ls-lieve. Her mother has leased
tin- apurtiuenis for six months, so that
we shall have every opportunity of lie-
coming acquainted with our uewr ue.gb
Isirs." And still." said Brett, "you have not
mentioned the uame of this fair addition
the the Dupont colony?"
"Annetta Spencer, but "
Here their conversation was interrupt
ed by footsteps on the stairs, and they
both looked up to see who it might lie.
A tail, slender figure, wraps-d in a
avy gray cloak, appenred, displaying
the graceful outline and movements of a
young woman, ller nat la sure Index to
a woman's taste and judgment) was very
simple, but elegant and faultless in its
very simplicity.
.So that he might not obstruct the pas-
sni.'f, and that he mignt at the same time
view, unobserved, this strange lady, Msx
stepped into a recess on one side of the
hall. When the girl reached the lowest
step she paused a moment to question
Mrs. DiiKint in regard to a cerlain ad-
lress, thus giving Mr. Brett the oppor
tunity of studying her features. In the
sliort time at his disposal he noticed (aud
never forgot) a pair of large, expressive
blue eyes, a luxurious mass of wavy itold-
n hair, a perfect Orecian nose that was
b-licaie in its perfection, and a pair of
iliin, firm lips that denoted, aa he knew
full well, a strong moral character and a
steadfast purpose.
'Well, said Mrs. Dupont, amused at
Brett's enthusiasm, which was quite ap
parent, although uuspoken, "what do you
think of her?"
1 think," he replied, eery quietly, "that
she is a lady." But by the wy in which
the young man ottered that last word
anyone could usve known that Max Brett
meant iar more than the general nse of
the term lndy commonly Implies upon the
surface. He meant all that the word
should imply all that it implied whan ut
tered reverentially by loyal knights in the
old days of chivalry. True, Msx Brett
was a nineteenth century American sod
a man who appreciated the hurly-burly of
life in Chicago; but Max Brett wss aone
the less a gentleman.
"By the way, can't yoo help me do
something for poor Richards?" continued
Brett "He is getting quite melancholy."
Bring him op with yon to my rooms
to-morrow evening. Perhaps I can Induce
woman or giri, who, I should judge, is in
r.nijiaiid. Once I caught him in the twi
ligtit gamut intently at a miniature por
trait, which he thrust hastily into hi
pocket on my approach. But here he is
1 iood-by."
Richards took Brett by the arm, an
they entered their joint sitting room to
gether.
"Brett," said Richards, abruptly.
have just arranged with Rose & Com
pan j- to leve theua at once. In fact.
am through with them, and I intend to
U-are Chicago this night."
"What is the mattpr?" inquired the as
tonislied Max. "Nothing wrong? No
one sick?"
"No, no. I am going solely to please
myself.
"Can't yon postpone yonr departure for
a -short time? I just promised to drag
jou out to spend to-morrow evening. Bet
ter oluy. I-t's have supper and talk
tbliius over afterward."
.My dear fellow, said Richards, wear
ily, "it's no use. I've got to go. 1 cannot
explain, and it would do no good to either
of us if I diil. If 1 evei see you again, as
1 siuce-ely boe I may, I will tell you of
myself. Sulliiv it to say, at present, that
I am paying the penalty of an old misstep.
You know all the old sayings, Brett,
about 'wild oats," and so forth. The good
Book says that 'those who sow the wind
must reap the whirlwind' well, the whirl
wind has struck me. That's all. But
come," he added, "let us take on more
meal together."
It was not a very mprry supper which
the two friends sat down to, for these
young men, so entirely different in dispo
sition Hint i-iiiieisnient, had grown much
attached lu each other, and neither of
them liked the idea of this sudden part
ing.
At H o'clock Richards shook hands with
Mat, picked up his gripsack and started
off.
He had been gone nearly two hours le-
fore Max stirred from his comfortable
chair. He missed his old companion as
unn-li as if their friendship had extended
over six years instead of six weeks, snd
he uas quite at a loss what to do licit
He began to pace tip and down the sitting
room, and it was not long before bis eyes
resi.il upon a miniature portrait doubt
less the very one which Richards had
so hastily hidden from his Kaze, Max
picked up the pii-ture snd examined It, and
a curious sensation tbrilicd him as be read
am) re-read the inscription on the back
of the jeweled cas which held the tor
trait, dancing at his watch, Brett reach
ed for his hat and left his apartments in
a violent hurry.
CHAPTER IV.
Among the "old timers" in the "Du
pont colony," as Max Brett bad facetious
ly termed the flat, an invitation to spend
an evening hour with the genial landlady
uos tlways accepted with a good deal of
pleasure. Mrs. Spencer must have gained
a knowledge of rhis fact, for she promptly
responded with a eordial acceptance for
herself and her daughter when Mrs. Du
pont asked her to join ber at "five o'clock
lea."
'Jims. when. 00 the evening after their
conversation is the hallway, Max entered
(of course without his friend) the cosy
apurtmeuts reserved by Lhe landlady, he
found the ladies from New York already
tbere. He found in Mrs. 8encer s well
preserved old lady, who cordially extend
ed her baud and smiled upon the youug
man very graciously when he was intro
duced. But when Brett was presented to
the younger lady she responded by the
most forma of cold and formal bows a
recognition which seemed to intimate that
she considered she had been inveigled into
the acquaintance of a Chicago man
against her wishes and without her con
currence; indeed, the coldness of the girl
might have congealed the blood in the
veins of almost any other man but Msx
Brett.
But Max was hardly tbe sort of man to
show disappointment even when be felt
It He was too thorough a man of the
world and naturally too buoyant to be
embarrassed by the whim of a woman.
Yet the marked contrast lietween mother
aud daughter rather baffled bim, clever
and aucceasful student of human nature
as he was, and he resolved to take a little
time In attempting to form this sphinx
like young woman's acquaintance. Brett
was a persistent young man, however,
and be had not the slightest intention of
giving up his efforts at the first setback;
but it was not until after tea was over
that he again ventured to directly address
A u nerte.
Now, Max Brett was a very clever
young man. Poesibly he would have made
a good general, for he knew quite well
that, in attacking a young lady, as in at
tacking s city or fortification, tbe first
Important matter is to discover a weak
point For the time being Mas was so oil
man snd, op to date, s most successful
sod valuable employe ef Rose A Com
pany. Bat, if he was able to, it wss his
privilege ss ss American cttlsen to dabble
la and talk about politics, religion, music,
p taring, tbe drams, thetnoney market
or literature. Brett eonloTlo sll this, snd
more; be was able by s few qoick strokes
ef a pencil to produce on s scrap of paper
er io tbe fly-leaf of a book, a fonny cari
cature or a correct portreit, snd be wss
always posted on the Istest comic snd
sentimental songs, wtlcb be conld sing
la a pleasant heritor voice, accompany
ing hlmaalf well on tbs piano. Bo, ss me
evening wore on, the two older ladies hav
ing sattled down to compare notes ss to
tbe latest knitting stiles. Miss Spencer's
; formality relssed snd tbe coolness, which
she ha St first seetued determined to
display, armed considerably. Ia fa
long before Mrs. Hyeucer suggested the
oei-essity for breskiug up tbe little party,
Miss Annette snd Mr. Max Brett were
seated very cloaely together o closely
that the crisp, short hair of the young
man freuuentlr not in the way of tbe
asvy golden hair.
"Love at first siirbt" is rather out of
date, they say, and yet there was some
thing marvelousiy like it io Mrs. Dupont :
parlor that evening, the victim being no
other than our lively young man of the
world, Mr. Max Brett. Aad he. who
had more rbsn once boasted that be
would never strike bis colors to any worn
sn, but would remain forever a free lance
snd a rover, did not even try to deny the
fsct to himself. Indeed, after be bad said
good night to his hostess and tbe Upen
cers, and while he puffed at a cigar as be
rocked himself gently in his favorite arm
chair, he thought it would not be half a
bad plan to go right ahead and make an
unconditional surrender to the girl with
the wavy golden hair.
CHATTER V.
The pleasant evening in Mrs. Dupont's
parlor was but the forerunner of many
other meetings between Max Brett and
M;ss Sjiencer, and day by day as the
days merited into weeks the bond of
friendship between them strengthened
They were thrown so much together ami
Max was so persistent that several even
mgs each week found the young man
awaiting the pleasure of his "golden
haired idol," as, with some pardonable
exaggeration, he was wont in his own
mind to call Annette. The young lady
seemed well pleased to receive his arten
rmns, while Mrs. Spencer at all t;mes
exhibited a lively Interest In Brett's wel
fare, for which he felt grateful.
And yet, although Msx knew that his
own regard for Annette was quickly rip
ening into strong and ardent affection,
he felt that "love making" wss almost
impossible with Annette. With all her
frank friendliness there was a something
hich seemed ever to intimate that In
must keep at a respectful distance.
Love cannot always adapt Itself to cir
enmatsnees, nor can it be easily shelved
snd forgotten, Msx was in love, although
he bad ail bis life desired not to be. No!
only so; now that he was in love, he dis
covered that he harbored within his bosom
an imp of the green-eyed monster! Yes.
the Jovial, light-hearted, happy-g"-)uety
Max Brett was jealous, and for the Bfe
of him he could not himself understand.
much less explain, why he should be.
He had never attempted t breathe oue
word of love iuto Annette's ear, yet when
he peered into the depths of her large blue
eyes he could see (or imagined that he
oonld seel a world of hive shad'iwed by
a cloud of sorrow and rionbt.
This perplexed Max, who, cosmopolitan
and experienced as he was, was a per
fect novice in the manners and customs
of the vassals and serfs of that merciless
autocrat, Cupid. Being of a rather orig
inal and imaginative turn of mind, h
worke.t Annettes apparent sadness up
Into a mass of probable and improbable
circumstances and situations, that would
have reflected seriously upon his sanity
had he ever dared to make them known
to his friends.
He bore this mental discomfort, which
was rapidly becoming acnte mental tor
ture, for several weeks, and when a month
had passed began to weigh hia chances.
and one evening, very simply. Max toid
Annette of his love. Very suietly the an
swer came the very answer which Max
had hoped would not be hisy bat which
he had all along dreaded.
"1 ou are kind and generous," said she,
but I cannot must not encrare ymr
love."
There was silence for socn moments, a
silence which was broken by Brett.
'Will you tell me why?" be- asked, in
voice which sounded very nsoeh sub
dued and disappointed.
"Since you ask me aad Uevaose yoo
have honored me as mscb as a man can
honor a woman yes, I will tell you,
though it Is a story which, I fear, will not
greatly interest you. For two years my
morher snd I have guarded the secret
which I am about to confide to you, but I
feel RQrt that It will t9 94 IV with yoo
Shalt . go on?"
"Yes, If you will." said Msx. "you may
rely 00 my honor."
For years," she proceeded, "the Spen
cers were a happy aud united family, liv
ing ia New York city, where my father
was a successful business utao. I bad an
only brother, Harry, who was kind, af
fectionate and dutiful uutil he was al
most a man, when he fell into bad com
pany. He frequently came home intoxi
cated, and I think bis bad behavior hast
ened our father's death. At any rate,
poor father died suddenly, leaving his
business to Harry. Tlieu for a while mv
brother kept very straight and was his
old self. But the large uii-ans at his dis
posal offered too many temptations, and
from bad he went to worse. Meanwhile
he had become engaged to he married to a
beautiful young lady, the only daughter
of a wealthy merchant and old friend of
my father's. The day of the wedding ae
proached. but Harry did not Improve in
habits. He married the young iady
but disnpiieared the next day and has not
been heard of since. What became of him
we do not know. Mother and I have
ard nothing that wolild give us Ibe faint
est clew. But we are determined to find
Harry or learn his fate, and as we have
failed by staying in the East, we have
come on to Chicago to pursue our investi
gations from this point. We cannot af-
ord to employ detectives though we have
done that but we fully expect to be re
warded with some information before
very long. Only, my friend, marriage for
me is out of the question until I succeed
In some degree,"
Max Brett certainly admired and loved
Annette no leas for this statement of her
unselfish determination.
Let me aid you, if possible." he said.
Surely, I am interested, now? Tbe soon
er we succeed, the sooner I msy enter
tain some hope, may I not
Annette smiled quietly, but made no
reply.
Have you a photograph of your broth
er?" asked Max.
"Yes; I will show it to you."
Bo saying, she produced from s small
writing rase the photograph of a strik
ingly handsome young man.
Brett gsxed upon it in sinsr.nent and
only by sn effort prevented himself from
uttering s loud ejaculation. But Annette
noticed bis excitement snd exclaimed:
"Yoo have seen him?"
"yes," be replied, "right here in Chi
cago. But I in certain he Is no longer
in tbe city, snd srhers be Is I hers not
the fslntest notleo. Of course, I may he
mistaken, but I think not. I shsll mske It
my business to and ont. In a dsy or two
I Intend to start oat on s roysge of discov
ery, for I think I cso arrange with the
firm for au eileudcd leave of absence.
You may rciy on me. Annette."
That eveti.ng Msx held a council of
war, followed up by a session of com
mittee on ways aud means, iu both of
which deliberative assemblies he had it
pretty much his own way.
In one hand he held lhe miniature left
behind by Henry Richards and m tbe oth
er he graid the photograph of Harry
Spencer, which he had borrowed of An
nette. The fai in the miniature was that
of Brett's cousin. Emily Satterthaaite,
Tbe photograph of Si-n'-cr was also tba
portrait of Richards!
This was a pretty gssl starting point
for a little amateur detective work. Brett
was just tbe man to put two and two to
gether ami thereby arrive at a total of
four. He resolved to go to work imme
diatelyfirst by visiting his rousin Emily,
who now resided in England, and, sec
ondly, by hunting up Richards, who wai
well, somewhere.
Two days later. Msx Brett parked his
asMiel, bade farewell to Annette and
left Chicago. But be was delayed more
than once in executing bis plans, and it
was several mouths lefore be w as able to
complete the first jsirt of his program
by interviewing Emily Satu-rthwaite.
CHAPTER VI.
It is a remote corner of the w-.-id. very
rifnote indeed, where au Aun-rn-an can
not be dis'iiv. red, but whether a denixen
of Mexico ..r Si. Petersburg. ,1 is charac
teristic of him to prefer bustie and "go,"
so that one would hardly commence a
sean-h for a typical citizen in au English
country village.
And yet the most important man in
Chesden. and by long odds the richest, at
the time of our story was a hiindred-cent-on-the
dollar American; and if Chesden
was not an ancient British borough, there
are no such places.
Years before, John Satterthwaite. toil
ing in his ollice in the heart of New York
city, made up his mind that a home In
Chesden was worth a good deal of hard
work. While yet a boy be had visited
England with his grandfather, who took
him to Cbesilcn and showed ti in the hall
where lhe old gentleman had beeu born
seventy years before; showed hilil the
broad acres which had once belonged to
lhe Satterthw sites, and the psrish church
w here whole generations of dead and gone
Satterthw sites lay covered by marble
monuments and brass ethnic, lie even
saw that the swinging s.gu Isoird of the
largest inn still bore lhe legend. "Tbe
Satterthwaite Arms."
When young John returned from that
visit and. trending in the footstep of his
father, started in commercial life, it was
with the lirm resolve, if such a thing were
possible, of ending his days in the home
of his distinguished ancestors. Bravely
and right well he carried out his resolu
tion. While he was still iu the forties
be paid a princely sum fur the old ball
and the noble park which surrounded it,
and once again a Satterrtiwaite came to
be looked np to as the most Important
person in Chesden. It mattered little to
the natives thai he was by birth an Amer
ican. It was enough for them that he
came of the old stock, and it w as easy for
them to jierceive that John Stti-rthw aits
was a gentleman.
"Blood tells, every time," said tbe burly
landlord of the Satterthwaite Anna, aa
he discussed the new squire with ht
guests. And it did tell, so that John Sat
terthwaite, of New York and Chesden,
was not more warmly welcomed by tha
plebeian townseople and by his tenant
farmers than by the aristocracy of the
county.
Only one thing troubled the county peo
ple, eecially mothers with largo fami
lies of grown Imys.
John Kattcrthwaitc's booaebold was
presided over by his lovely daughter -a
fascinating young lady, quite of marriage
able age and doubtless richly endowed
with worldly wealth, who evidently did
not wish to marry and who persistently
repelled the proffered attentions of a
loxen or so young Buckinghauvstibre
siiiires who fell desperately in U,ve with
her on sight.
(To !e eontiancd.)
OLYMPIC GAMES AT ATHENS.
Will He Held In an An.lMil,i.
Holding 3O,U0 I'crutj.
Considerable Interest is tthowu iu tli
revival of the Olympic games, which,
take place at Athens, I revet.'. In April.
The 1'anatheulc Studlou at Hymettus
is now being fitted up for the accommo
dation of 30,000 persons. Mr. Avcroff,
wealthy Greek merchant of Alexan
dria, lias donated $100,000 for this pur
pose. The Crown I'liiu-e of Greece
aud his brothers are much Interested
In the eveut, aud the entire fund raised
In Greet for the rebuilding of this
noted amphitheater amounts to 103-
000. The King has iiromlKcil to nwnni
the prizes of sliver olive wreaths, snd
special commemorative postage stamps
win tie issued by the Government, the
proctitis to go to the Olympic fund.
It is luti-iidt.il to finish the Kindlon In
marble, but only part of It will be ready
for tbe Sorts In the spring. It is said
that when the structure !s i'.iilshed the
seating capacity will be TO.isst. t
forms a natural hollow betwis-q two ,,f
the lowest spurs of Mount Hymenus,
the sides sloping up to h height of from'
sixty to eli hty feet. The interior siiace.
In form of a horseshoe. Is t!70 feet Ions?
and 100 feet wide. From this snot a
splendid view of Athens and the sur
rounding country can be had, Including
the Bay of Salamls.
Eoot races and gymnastic contests
will take place ia the Siadlou am) also
the finish of the twenty-iiille men from
Marathon. There will also be a bicycle
race on the I'lialerlc IMnin, half way
between the city and the seashore,
swimming and rowing races Iu the
roadstead of Phnleron, and yacht races
In the Baronlc Gulf. New York Hun.
Etbli a In a Iterbnnatory.
A class In ethics Is one of the novel
educational features of the Massachu
setts Htate reformatory. It Is conduct
ed on a plan devised by President
Hyde of Bowdoln College. About 1.10
of the more . Intelligent prisoners s're
members of the class. The usual pro
cedure of the class consists of a lecture
by the Instructor or a paper by some
member, followed by a general dis
cussion of tbe topic. The dehstae are
said to be spirited and earnest, and
tbe effect on the prisoners excellent