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" ' CHAPTER XXIII.
Xuttie was carried away to Cowe,
where he! father had been persuaded to
recur to his old favorite sport of yachting.
She would have rather liked this if Clar
ence Fane, a favorite acquaintance of her
father, had not been there, too, aud con
tinually haunting them. She bad been
distrustful of him ever since Annaple's
warning, and it became a continual worry
to the motherless girl to decide whether
his civil attentions really meant anything,
or whether she were only foolish and ridic
ulous in not accepting them as freely aud
simply as before.
When Xuttie went back to London she
wad warned that Mark's little sun. Hilly,
had the whooping cough, rendering them
unaDDroachable all the winter, so i ml sl.e
could only hear of them through Mr. but- j
ton, whom she continued to see (Ci-anti- I
a.Uy whenever there was anything to com-
uiuuicate. Mr. Fgretnont rather l:U'-d !
him, and on meeting him in the street, j
would as!i kirn casually in to dinner, or to i
make up a rubber, or play piquet, lor lie1
excelled in these arts, aud still u. ;e in j
chess, and in evening with Mr. Liufiiu ,
was quite a red-letter time with .ut.w. !
Ir (rave her aa indefinable seuse of safety j
In the spring Mr. Egremont win laid !
ni) with the worst rheumatic attac- be
had yet had, n Usejtieiictr of yielding to
the imperious will of his sou, who had in
sisted on staadine in a bleak corner to see
thi; Life Ouards pass by. On this occa
sion Xuttie did not prove herself the
heaven born nurse that the true heroine
ouht to be, but was eMnoiieiy frightened,
and altogether dependent on (iregorio,
who kai '
11 about the symptoms, ami
when to scud for the doctor and a nurse.
Oregorio felt himself in the ascendant, as
he certainly was at present; but he be
CHine much less gracious when he heard
that Mrs. Wiliiati) Esrewotit might be ex
There was a lease to he signed and,
as soon as might be, Mr. Bulfineb, :e
Redcastle solicitor, brought it up. atid had
to be entertained at luncheon. While he
was waiting in the drawing room for Mr.
Egremont to be made ready for him, he
looked with deep interest on the little heir,
whom Ursula presently led off to the oth
er end ef the room to the hoard of down
stair toys: tnd an elaborate camp was
under construction, when by the fireside,
thecanoness inquired in a low confidential
tone. "May I ask whether you came about
"So. Mrs. Egremont. I wish I were. It
is only about the lease of Spicueycotes
, "Then there is none?"
"Xone that 1 ato aware of. Xone has
ver beeu drawn up by us. Indeed, I
was wishing that some influence could be
brought to beat which might show the ex
pediency of milking some arrangement.
Any melancholy event is. I trust, far dis
tant, but contingencies should be pro-
"Exactly so. He is recovering now, but
these attacks always leave effects on the
heart, and at his age. with bis habits, no
one knows what may happen. Of course
it would not make much difference to the
"Xo. ihe Court of Chancery would ap
point the most suitable natural guard
ian." "But." said Mrs. Egremont. "I am
afraid that the personal propi rty when
tiivided would not be much of a provision
"You are right. The investments are
unfortunately and disproportionately
"She ought either to have them all. or
there should be a charge on the estate."
said the canoness decisively. "If possi
ble, he mast tie made to move."
"Oh, don't!" cried Xuttie. jumping up
from the lloor. "lie mustn't be upset on
"My dear, 1 had no notion that yon
heard as!" exclaimed her aunt. "I thought
Alwyn was making too much noise with
bis sold 'era."
"I beg your pardon," said Xuttie: "per
haps I nf'ould have spoken sootitr. but in
deed be must not be worried and disturb
ed," she uddvd, somewhat fiercely.
"Don't be afraid, my dear," said her
aunt. "Mr. Bultiui-h knows that your
father is in no condition to have such mut
ters brought before him."
"Certainly," said the old lawyer, po
iiiely; "and we will trust that Miss Egre
Biont's prospects may soon come forward
on a more auspicious occasion.
Xuttie thought she had defended her
patient sulucietitly, but she found she had
been mistaken, for when her aunt had
left them, some days later, her father be
gan: "We are well quit of her. Those
troublesome, dictaloria! women always get
worse when they are left widows taking
upon them to say what their dear hus
bands would have said, forsooth."
"Aunt Jane was very kind to mo." said
Ursula, uot In the least fcoowing what he
mat thinking of.
"To you. Ay, I should think so. taking
tipoo her to lecture me about securiug a
provision for you."
"Oh, 1 hoped "
"What '(" he broke In. "Yon knew of it!
Ton set her on, I suppose."
"Oh! no, no, father. She and Mr. Bul
flnch began about it, not meaning me to
hear about a will, I mean and I told
them I wasn't going to hare you worried,
and I thought I had stopped It altogether."
"8top a woman bent on her duly? But
70a are a good girl, and shall come to no
loaa when we hare to make your marriage
"Ton won't hare to do that, father!"
"What do yon keep that poor fellow
CUrrace Fan dangling in attendance on
tvt lof V
1 dM'tt I'm sure I don't want him. 1
twU to anjrtbhif to keep biro at a dla-taarr
"How now! I thought your grace con
descended to hiui more than to anyone
"1 don't dislike him unless he l:as tij.-.t
in his head; out as to marrying l.l'.u'. Oh
li p" uch a note of horror that it
elicited a little laugh.
"So hot against him, are we? Who is
it, then' Not the umbrella fellow ''"
"Father! how can yon?" she cried, with
a burning Hush of indignation, "lb
'hy he! He has always been a sort of
uncle, ever since I was a little girl."
"Oh. yes. adopted uncles are very de
vout whec young ladies rush out to morn
ing pray-rs at unearthly hours "
"Fattier!" with her voice trembling. "I
assure you he doesn't I mean he always
j: fs to St. Michael s. lui-.ess he has any
thing particular to say to me."
"Oh, yes, 1 n mi.TsT ii liii," and Mr. I'gre
nioiit indulged in a hearty liuigh, vvb.ch
.-ilmo-if drove poor Xuttie beside herself.
"Indeed indeed." she (s'nrimiered. in
her (uii'tin'oa and suppressed wrath; "it
is nothing of that sort. He is a regular
old bachelor he always was."
"At what age do men become old bach
elors: For he seems to r.c about the age
of poor C'larry, whom you seem to view
as a bugbear."
"1 wish you would not think of such
things, tarKr: I have not the slightest u-
teutions of leaving you and dear little
Wynnie! .Nothing sbnild tempt me!"
"Xofhing? Then you may as well be
j on your guard. Miss Egretuotit. or we shal!
1 have pleadings that yon have eiiconra ged
them church and world or both, may be.
ou pious folk take your little diversions
aud flirtations just like your poor sisters
whom you shake your heads at, tuner ,
guessing how (Jrtgorio and I have looked
out i.f you and your adopted uncle parad- j
ing the street." I
"I wish (iregorio would mind his own
business, and not put such things In your
head!" burst out Xuttie.
At which Mr. Egremont laughed longer
and louder than ever.
I'oor Xuttie! If was a terrible discom
fiture, not only for the moment, but a no
tion had been planted in Ii-r mind that
seemed cruel, almost profane, and yet
which would not be dismissed, and made
her heart leap with strange bounds at the
wild thought, "Could it be true'" then
sink again with shame at her own pre
sumptuous folly in entertaining such a
thought for a moment.
Yet whenever she actually encountered i
Mr. Durton tier habitual comfort and re- !
liance on h:tn revived, and dispelled all the
embarrassment which at other times she
expected to feel in his presence.
CHAPTER XXIV. .
Though it was the Derby day, Mr. Eg
remont's racing days were over, and he
only took bis daughter with hiw in quest
of some spectacles he wanted, as those
which Xuttie hail lirought him did not
suit. When they came back, Xuttie
mounted to the nursery, but no little
brother met her on the stairs, and she
found nurse in deep displeasure with her
"I sent him out with Ellen to play in
the garden at Springfield, and swim his
ship, where he couldn't come to no harm,"
said nurse: "being that my foot is that bad
I can't walk The length of the street: and
what does the girl do but lets that there
Oregorio take the dear child and go
goodness knows where without her."
"I'm sure, ma'am," said the girl, cry
ing, "I would never have done it, but Mr.
(iregorio said as how 'twas his papa'
wish. I think he paid he'd take him tc
the Serpentine to sail his ship."
There was bitii r feud between nurse
and valet, and Xuttie could have exchang
ed with her many a lament, but she con
tented herself with saying, "I wish he
would let Master Alwyn alone. It is high
time they should come in."
. As dressing time came on, aud still
neither Oregorio nor Alwyn appeared, Mr.
Egremont became impatient, and declar
ed that the valet had no business to keep
the child out so long: indeed, he would
sooner have taken alarm but for Xuttie'
manifest agony of anxiety, starting and
rushing to listen at every ring at the bell,
or sound of wheels near at hand. At last,
at eight o'clock, there was a peal of the
servants' bell, and the footman who an
swered it turned round to the anxious
crowd: "Mr. (iregorio! He just asked if
the child was home, am went off like
"The villain! He's lost him!" shrieked
nurse, with a wild scream. "Kun after
him, James! Catch him up!" suggested
the bufler at the same moment. "Make
him tell where he saw him last!"
James was uot a genius, but the hull
Imy, an alert young fellow, had already
dashed down the steps in pursuit, and
came up with the valet so as to delay
him fill the otiier servants stood round,
and (iregorio turned back with them, pale,
breathless, evidently terribly dismayed
and unwilling to face his master, who
stood at the top of the steps, white with
alarm and wrath.
"Sir," cried Oregorio, with a stammer
ing of mixed languages, "I have been
searchine everywhere! I was going to
give notice to the police."
"Where did you lose him?" demanded
Mr. Egreiiii.nt, in a hoarse voice, uch
as Xuttie had never heard,
"In the park, near the bridge over the
Serpentine. 1 was spui'dng for a few
moments to a friend, l'arker, he seeks
too. Fear not, sir, 1 shall find him."
"Find him, you scoundrel, or never dare
to see me again! IWe borne with your in
solence long, and now you've brought
them to a height Go, 1 sny, find my boy!"
exclaimed Mr, Egremont, with a fierce
oath and passionate gesture, and Ore
gorio vanished again.
"Brinf tne carriage no, call a cab,"
commanded Mr. Egremont, snatching up
hiabat "Who Is tbia Parker?" !
Th KTvanf heKAted. hni the btitler
a:d Be tie.iev.d the unu lo lw i Incud t)f
rpSori etiij.'eed at one ? the clubs.
Xuttie me 'i ii u ii .If Iw-pTBlng her fath-r not
to ( iir';o.a lu r. '.lew upstairs to put on
her hat, a ad l uti.ltr down at full siiet-d,
found llut Mr Huttoti, passinc by and
r and the terrified ser
vants i,n the steps, had turned to ask
what was the matter, and was hearing in
L'i measured ler.us f ruin Mr. Kreiiioiit
how the t hil l la I l ei :i taken awiiy from
Ills iii.--s- and iut ;:i the park wln'e that
"amp (irej.rio ivf cli.iUerin to oiue
too 1 for-turiiiliii; friend.
To Xante's :re;:t teiief. Mr. Outton of
fend to to w'th the father to assist in ibe
nea:vh, and tue coaclu.iHii, far too au
and e:;ciled to it t blx liias'.er j;o with
out hiui iu a cab, contrived to bring up
Lie ca, r.iU'e. Soi.ie oi lie si-rnints were
or 1. -red to the Various ;,,,i;ce otlices.
I'oor :i:tre. iv!i as neitrly d'stracted.
sia.-icit ij a b,!i:si:oi on her own account,
persuaded tin.: she s'iould see and recoK
lii.e tra vs of iier d:ii-!::.a n t the scene of
h.s h s. a .d '.! a iiiost raetd the carriage,
w tiicli was lc.iil fur the same spot.
Mtitrirlsti iiaiures hke Mr. i;,-reinont'
(fill p.):ue!ii:ics be roused to ;;reat violeuc".
and then pmir forth the loi:v pent-up ac-
i. l y indolence and
iiid:.; ere;; -e, S 1 : s otiv occtiptifitiu during
the rap ,! drive iva- to vituperate his valet,
thi" curse of Ivs lite, he :i:J To l;,-ar him
talk, ii woiild have seeiio'd as if rexorio
bad bieu the tyrant who had kept him in
bondage all tin se ers. fully n war? of
i.is fjiiseliuod, 4ecii!.it:on sti'l other r:is
calily, but as litjtibie to break th.e yoke as
if he had !;.! in iruth the slave of auy
thii:: but his ow n evil habit and helpless
They found nil the officials of the park
already m'.a'e and on the alert, and quite
certain A trie 'm,ib::i!y of nurse's
prime dread that the boy had fallen into
'' w'ater litjseeli by tifi.ione and ,e(-n
irowued. i'y this t:aie Mr. i;reni"n-:
.oiihe-1 so utter
exhausted that .Nir. I;it
,'l: of the hope that the
:ud safe i;t home to take
illas! notbillS had bee:;
to:j tiViiihd hi;i
bey II!L,.',1 ,e fi
him bu.-fc: but
The poor tniti
iiis'eable .statt- i
terriiyin,' to h;-
it as :n a restless, uttniau
f excitement, almost us
daughter as tile distress
'u:il u'.'i'an.onet) it. I Ic swallowed
tilcrfui ,,, claret, but would not ,
go to Lt d; and indeed, (iregorio alone hav
ing had the personal
if him. hit-
y s.cepjng in h;s dress. ng room, none
of the other servanfs kuew what to do
for him. Mr. button agreed with f.er that
it would be belter to send for his doctor,
as probably he ought to have a sedative,
and lie, tlier Would take the responsibility
of giving il; while he himself declined he
neither would iior could rest till he had his
br. Erutvnlotv came r; bti!. and was
very kind and tu'lpful, taking the com
mand, and insisting t' -i Mr Egremont
should go to bei mid ' ! dose which
he uiiied. Krii'.iiln'i.i , itler. was to
take tiivgorio's place. . ,.e was a pon
derous tiiao. without tuac.i tact, and un
used to the valet's ol'ice. "I might just as
well have a rhinoceros about me." said
Mr. Egremoiit, iu a lit of irritation: and
if ended, Xutiie hardly knew how, in Mr.
Liuttou's going upstairs to smooth mat
ters". He cause down after a time and
. ..!.!. . ( .... . . , . l ,
fc.iii.i. i aai not siiiisiieo io leave niui
alone or to Uross-lbent; 1 have his content
to my sleeping in the dressing room. I
am just going boioe to fetch my things.
me hud you gone when I come back,
wtli hear no more to-night. Even if
j io.iud they will keep him till niuru-
"Oh, Mr. burton, if 1 could pray for
him: but lise turmoil seems to have driven
away all such tilings! My MJy, my boy,
where is he now? Who has heard bun say
his little prayers'"
"His lieavnjiy Father has: of that we
may be secure. You will feel it iu the
quiet of your own room, flood nigiif."
"And I shall know you are praying, bet
ter than I can," murmured Xuttie. as she
returned his good night, and crept up to
There was no real sleep for Ursula that
short sumniei night. Hue saw the early
dawn, listened to the distant roil of mar
ket carts, kii,1 wondered when it would
be reasonable to be afoot, and ready lo
hear, if aught there was to hear. At any
hour after seven, surely the finder would
have mercy and bring the welcome news.
And just before seven she fell asleep, deep,
ly. soundly, and never Woke till past eight,
hot that was just enough to revive the
power of bopu, aud give the sense of a
uetv day. But there was no'hing to hear
no news. She found Mr. Lfuttori in the
dining room. He hud had to administer
another iliaught to her father, and had
left him i:i a Sicep which would probably
lass for some lime. If-uhe would go a;id
sit iu the outer room, after her breakfast,
he would go out to obtain intelligence.
"You must have some breakfast," she
said, ringing the bell, and wistfully look
in tr over the blinds; then exclaiming: "Oh,
there's Mark! Has he heard anything?"
and out she darted, opening the door be
fore he rang. "Murk! have you found
"Ves," he tnid gravely, looking utterly
amazed, as she clasped her hands, and
seemed ready to fiing herself on his neck
with joy. "I came because it will be a
great shock to my uncle."
"rtny," said Mr. button, as there n-ai
a vild, horrified look iu Xuttie's eyes,
"bo you mean little Alwyn?"
"Little Alwyn! Xo, certainly not. What
"(iregorio managed to lose him In the
park yesterday," put in Mr. button.
"That accounts for it, then," said Mark.
"Xo, it was (iregorio himself, poor man.
He was knocked down by the engine and
killed on the spot, just by the station, at
eleven o'clock last night Our name was
found on him, and I was sent for early
this morning. There was no doubt about
it. so 1 fame on here at once to let my
uncle know, lift e thinking '
"Oh, it is drendfull" cried Xuttie, sink
ing into a chair.. "Do yon remember, rny
father told him never to see his face again
unless he found Alwyn?"
Brondbmt immediately undertook fo go
and arrange for the inquest, if his master
did not require him, and this wus thought
advisable, as bis services were certainly
not acceptable to Mr. Egremont, Mark
had thought himself likely to be detained
and had provided for his absence from
his place of work as clerk in a warehouse,
and the awe-stricken trio were consulting
together over the breakfast table, eating
mechanically, from tin ery exhaustion of
agitation, when the door opened, and Mr,
Egremont, In his dressing gown, was
among thorn, exclaiming: "i'ou are keep
ing it from me." He had been awakened
by the whlspen and rusbea of the excited
maids, bad rung bit bell In rain, dressed
himself as best he could after ao many
years of dependence, and stumbled down
Ii J.I, ij; liter. It ri
i..n?:h.i,n lik h tn.ef to kin.w tii.il Ii- ; .
:: D.'t evtiiiijiiished In Alwjn's cae. I
I I i!r. I'ivniiiui uis hi a icrr treui-I
Uli!lit, l.nikeri CuiiU.'I.ei, no.! IllUI.'l wr-
come by ttl "!i!et's end after mi many
years of intimate assoeintlon.
It iti a day of notations nnd dlsap
p I'ntiueuta. a sample of many that wei I
to follow. There was Hot a sniitid of a
b'-l! thi.t d.d Hot maks atiious hearts !
thr.'b. And oh! how msny wire spent mi j
vaiii reports, on mere calls of svmpa t by
Ly aeiiuailitauces whom the father and :
s:sier could not see. and on noies of .u- j
quiry or condolence that Xuttie had to
Ann.'iple i-anie and w as a creat i'e'n and
support in her. I'oor nurse, oblivious of'
her bad foot, or periiaos, wi'liti to urea!-: i
veiiircam e o'l if as the ;iii-e of ail the
misihief, had iris;sied on cot. t In uin her i
search in the mortnni: under all the thorn ,
ins.; rhododendron where she th,ii!i.-ht th' .
dear lamb might have hiib'in mid cried
hi:i,olf to sleep, and at last had been
brought home m a cab quite worn out an t
despairing. Hut Aniiiip'e's scream :n
b;:by proved to be a iiiueh better comfort
er to her than any amount of reasonable
argument To soothe it, to understand
w bat ailed it. to find siii'r.Ide Led fur it.
wits an occupation which ir
pellse less iutnler'ib.e. "i ! i e
le the sils-
1'he very haud-
!.lig of nri in fan t would nave tiecu c(.ii
geniul: ami a sickly crying utie . only
Ten days thus passed, and Mark and
Annaplc were tln:ik:ng that they ouglit
to return to ordinary life, and leave the
bereined ones to construct their 'life
afresh under the dreadful wearing uncer
tainty of their darling's fate. Still they
were detained bv urgent entreaties from
father and daughter, who both dreaded
their departure us additional desola tion, j
arid as closing the door of liope. All hands
were waiting on a report from Mr. but- j
ton. who was engag d in a systematic I
search for the mis.sing Alwyn. j
Yet when four, lite, s
passed with no tidings.
the hcarisiekiii ss
grew almost more than Nuttie could bear,
'hough she siiil answered with spirit w hen
her father again took to abusing the ui i
1 re! la fellow for choosing to keep all il
ins on u ha lids.
(To be continued I
Worn in in Journalism.
I si the world of modern w ildcat jour
palltiiii the wom;:!i reporter lusts about
four years. She brings her education,
her personal attractioiis. her youth, her
lilujikins. her energy, her ambition, and
her ciithnsitisti) tijtbeficil)iitcr,atid the
lirst year she rises rapidly. The second
iiinl third years she enjoys the zenith oi'
her itojiularity; with the fourth year
Kilt- begins the descent, lingers nlsmt
the horizon for a time, and then .she dis
appears from view.
Thotc Is no vocitioti to which women
have filtered where disillusions, twiter
laliy.e so rapidly as they do iu journal
ism. The stage Is looked upou with
horror by conservative people whos.
knowledge of it Is. bused t-mirdy upon
prejudice; but in comparing the career
of the actress with that of the newspaper-
woiij'iii I have no hesitation In ns
scrtiiig thai the experience of the ac
tress who attains muivt.s through love
of l.er art and devotion to It are Inilu
Irdy preferable to those of the hiicccss
ful woman who finds her fidd In the
modern iievsp:ipx.'r. The path of the
woman between whom and the public
Is the glare of the footlights U paved
wirli fewer slutiildlng-biucks than that
of the woman who Hecks public ap
p'.uimi; through a pen Iu modern Jour
nalism. She known more of personal
comfort, kIii nii cts with fewer tempta
tions, and she bus a Is'tter oportuni'y
for cherishing the Illusions with which
blie. started In life. Arena.
Forgot All Ills le tters.
There is. a cast of los.-s of memory
through a blow on the bead Iu PitiK-'
burg. Pa., which bus greatly Interested j
physicians aud others of that hcctioii.
It is that of a boy 7 yearn of age who ;
bus forgotten his, alphabet and cauuot 1
read a word, written or printed. In
every other respect lie is an bright an i
ever and bis memory as good. Oolo-!
her ! be was struck on the head by a !
beam ami bis ikull fractured. He wan '
not expected to live, but an effort was
made to save him by removing the
pressure from the brain. Pieces of the
crushed skull ou the right .side were
removed, and eventually lie seemed to
have entirely recovered. Then it was
found that be bad lost all knowledge
of li tters and printid words, though
he could talk as well aud as rationally
'i he theory of the physicians Is t hat !
the center of nerve force or action
which controls and lias to do with
word. and letters is looa" d n the right
side of the brain. It lias long been
l.ii juii tb.'it the right side of the body
i-t controlled by the left side of the
bralu, and vice versa; also that the
center of speech Is In the left side of!
the brain. This case In Pittsburg: seems !
the location of another
Dolieaty eyes are now considered an
opportunity for using; Jeweled eyeglass
ch. A fashionable Jeweler has contrlv.
oil fancy spectacles heavily mounted In j
elaborately chased Uoman gold; to
them is attached a long, equally elate
orate gold handle. They ore then held
lef ore the eyes precisely after the fash
Ion of a lorgnette.
Hingle eyeglasses are daintily set in
all manner of pretty styles, the rim
studded with jewels, the glasses them
selves being oval, square or round, ac
cording to the preference of the owner.
Lorgnettes are massive with gold and
brilliant with gems. This fad Is tak
ing immensely with elderly women
who wish to avoid the appearance of
nge. There are to be no more slender
gold bows resting upon old ladles' ears.
Those will be only for the superannuat
ed. He Knew the Law.
Johnnie's Teacher And now, John
nie, tell me what the lost command
Johnnie (a street car tourist) Pleaa
don't spit oo tbe floor. Cleveland
m ; r :
THINGS PERTAINING TO
FARM AND HO.V.E.
I 1'onna Colt Karcly fiet'ovem from
Ftunt-J'ond Water (jnpd for town -
IiV Tcmpo-orr Fenrti Arc I'cwt
"V atue of a Go id lruic: on the !"ann,
n.-nir'liti - I
WhutcMT li!Cf!:d i
iiiil.dlit It ni.s. ii sh'oi
.he full and l n.'ct :'!,
)f the irr-wine; ;!:. At:
VI d ill I
ll I.. I H' ill vle'.V
d dot eaoj i:n lit
V 'ii, n- j, !;;;:. .i;
u th" i'iirni must iw
lack it ih.iy r-'-'dt i
ver frm; any n
e iliiritig its gro,
ttld In to ki-q It i
S Hi ! tin- aim si:
it ;iy.s in a t brif ty
;i:g caeli day uiitil
oil. Milt g:i
lliii t UP'd.
fully iiiiitureii. jf
he youa.' '-till is Kt'.iiitis) ,-it iuiy period
' f Its growth, the IT' -ft Is Mire tu f'd-
otv, and it cr.uiiot be hvitihiiic without
; .'Mia fi.od iiinl can-, greatly (''i'
! uf what have I'cctl required in keep
it iti roiiMaiitly growing rntnljt:.:i. In
ifuct, tlie bailees arc ilmt it neti r wli!
! recover ji.od lie what it might have
jlieeti. It may grow to be n c!l devid
jopfl lmrs", but It would have been
illmt much better hud it sulTered no
j 'heck in its grot ill. llroi dors' Cn-
Pnnitpj 'or Wuierin'.T ' ow.
So much Is said nlaiitt the need of
pure water for rows that must piKiple
Lave come to the .'tic)iw!m tb.'it silid
water is always objectionable. It min
is' near hirtt? cities, where- various
kinds of refuse get Into it. atid mi also
may flic spring water of Midi hx-ulit ics
be no,, tiled with typhoid an
germs. r,ut away from large cities or
villages the pond water as found on
many farms Is as pure as that which
fomes from springs. Cows will drink
, If, even if the water bo muddied, rather
t!.:in the water freshly drawn from
spring or well. The reason Is liccaus"
in summer lie wat r is warmer. If
; allowed, covs will wado into such
ImiikIs, letting the water cover the r
i udders, 'ibis is very refreshing to
: them in a hot (lav, hut Is best done
; win-re there Is a running; stream, so as
: by exisistire to the air by Its motion to
keep the water fresh.
Mulch I'nlrr I!ffrini Tre'.
j Almost all kinds of fruit trcs suffer
j late in the summer for lack of water.
! The best way to keep moisture In the
soil is to thoroughly muldi It wiih
straw, (tit grass or anything that will
j present tin open, dry surface. If noth
ing else can be procured cultivate a
little loose soil under the trees as far
- as the roots extend. Many p-opJc do
, not think of loose soil as a muldi, but
It is one or the best. It is for this tea
son that an orchard in bearing ought
; always to be niltiviiied rather than
; kept in grass. In cultivated Soil every
1 little shower sinks down when.' it will
j help the roots. Put if tin- surface 1st
; left bard and uncultivated, even (be
j heavy rains. If llicre Is n sleep descent,
may run off on the surface and do little
g'Mid. There Is tin especial flood of
moisture while (he fruit and its seeds
, are being formed, for this rcipiires pot
; ash which cannot be used by roots until
It Is dissolved by wafer In the soil.
Til Votne of a Grind Sprints,
j A spring; ef pure water on any farm
adds at least a hundred dollars to its
value, find If near n city it Is worth
1 much more, often such springs can
i lie found in hillsides by digging six or
1 eight feet, especially if the soil shows
( springy places during winter and
, spring, if the spring In higher than
the bouse It can lie conducted J rit tne
' kitchen by force of gravity, and th"
, water can be turned off or on as the
1'ousewife may desire. There ar"
I doubtless hundreds, and possibly thou
sands, or lat ins w licre tin- ii 'si pure
water can be conducted into the house
ut slight expense. If the water lias to
lie lifted a hydraulic ram will force the
water up hill. This costs somewhat
more, but it will generally pay.
Nature tin lies.
We cannot but fed that an element
ary knowledge of plant growth and of
other processes of nature will some
time 1' considered a natural part of
the education ef all Iwiys and girls In
the country, and this not simply be-
cause It will make them more success-
ful farmers or fruit growers or truck
raisers, but bocm e as a matter of
mental discipline 11 Is an excellent
schooling for an.vlwxly, ledplng to train
the mind to habits of observation
which can be used In any Held of life,
and giving n knowledge of fads and
processed which will furnish pleasure
lt!' entertainment In all after life, eteti
If it Is not made directly profitable in
work on the farm or the garden.
den and Forest,
Fet-'l for (Swine,
Bows and shoals should have rings
put Into their noses, and then turned
th' or, lul1''1- T1"'l' will eat up all
the wormy fruit, and the fruit and
grass will kep them In growing condi
tion. Feed millfeed slop night and
morning, and give them plenty of clean
water to drink, (ilve the hogs and
pigs once a week a mixture of wood
ashes Cumberland coal or anthracite
will answer If it Is broken tip line and
n little sulphur. This Is an excellent
appetizer. It also purifies du blood.
If the pigs must Is; kept up, keep their
pens ami yards very clean; whitewash
Inside and out, and feet I grass, oats
and jieas, or corn fodder, once a day.
Do not feed corn during the summ t.
Temporary Keiirca Kent,
Every year tbe amount of Interior
fences Is lessening, and it In not, us Is
generally thought, because fencing ma
terial Is growing scarcer. In fact, the
greater cheapness of Iron makes the
woven-wlre fence really cheaper, con
sidering their permanence, than many
of tbe old-time lencea which cost so
much labor to put up. But the woven
wlre fence ha a. still greater advan-
t , - In the fact tb.it it csti tie easily
till-., n down i -id set up again. Ith a
f-v iuudici: rods of lids feriei, n
ot in r ! 1 c,o',; maw Hni would lie needed
t i.;:j f-ifi.1. I in!, r a pel liiuivnt
iciiov, hvcii em! us ( 'a itiida tbist'e
litel .ll;n-k ,"l':i-s will tind ii secure
bi'Me, f,'ol.l tviilch ti l cliil i i at ioil call
ti'sdodge tiii In.
I'rvv I! 'cts V. ere Imp-'v
Jt is by Mioees.ive pIit!ll;lH.s of beet
m-i .! tiot.i tin- plants tt hidi show ed the
greater-1 I ei'-eui.'igv of s .Veet, tbi t tile
j.i.ioiiut ef M.cdiitiiie matter in the
i t l.-.s bet n im ii-;. scd ffotu eight per
cent, from tie- -st up I" fotiiix'U aim
t ten igiii.'fli per cent., as some of t 111
imp! n ed French v:;t'iet ics have shown.
ilmorlti, a I'i'r i.eu .scd growir, took
tin in eAperiements. It
might be supposed that In testing the
1 is it would thereafter be impossible
to Use such beets for plaining. Put
Vilmoriii was very careful in testing
to only scoop oiit a small part of 'be
bulb, numbii ing cadi 'specimen, aud
when the test of cadi was completed,
'electing those biets for seed which
yielded ibe ridmst juices. I'titler this
toailoi'i.t, however, tbe beft.t became
less productive than in those vsirl-ties
grown under natural conditions. Pos
sibly also it cannot be expected that
beets j idding such high percentages of
sweet should grow so large as do the
varieties whose sap is not thus over
laden and can therefore flow more
easily. Ami yet it may not be any
banter for nature to change the car
bonic adi gas absorbed through the
beet lcivi s sweet than it Is into starch,
each being different forms of the same
chemical substance, carlsin.
tocV in Ifainy Weather,
t'to'-k i:t pasture in summer often suf
fer more from cold In wet weather
than ti'i-y do from the cold of winter.
The constant evaporation of moisture
which Is hastened by the warmth gen
erated by the lsidy chills the skill, and
givs ilie animal what Is known as
eoiil, bet Is te.il'y Internal fever. Milch
cows niiil tlios, heavy wiih young suf-
fT most, as to y cannot so well run
, around and thus keep their blood rdrcu
1 luting. Mvery farmer has noticed that
i after ra lu has fallen all day the milk
y ield shrinks if the cow has been ex
posed to the wet. For this reason a
shed It) th" pasture field may In- it good
lilt estiiient. potter Still is ll to get the
cows up to the barnyard under shelter
and cut some grass for them, giving a
bran mash to increase the nutrition.
Wet grass In field or cut does not have
the proportion of nutriment to its bulk
that the same grass has In dry weather
with tmly its own natural juices In it.
A Cheap, tiooi Silo.
A rood silo can lie built cheaply and
easily by the exercii-eof a little thought
and Ingenuity. If possible, construct
it in any of the farm buildings, for it
will then cost not more than ."o cents
per Inn of ensilage. (Jet j.l! the height
you can, rather than diameter. If jmi
already have a large silo and you are
troubled with mold over the top before
you get a layer fed oil, divide it with
rough lumbir, ami so have two. Try
to get at least twenty-four feet in
height. Figure "tl a cubic foot per day
for each cow or steer to be fed. In
building outside of n buihllrg It is need
ful to have tbe silo double and large iu
space as a protection against frost.
Frost will get iii through one thickness,
s in the i use of matched lumber silo,
better use a rough hemlock, two thiok-iiosh-r.
v.ltli waterproof building paper
lict ween.- Agriculturist.
( are of (Irani Irilln.
The grain drill Is much too expensive
aii Implement to be left to rust by m-g-lt
et in caring for It. The fertilizer
iil'ills are especially liable to this in
Jiny. because ths-y have held some
acids which cannot help rusting what
ever lion they come In contact Willi.
While in use the friction prevents rtlst
formation, but If phosphate Is left iu
the drill over night some injury must
result. Worse still happens If the drill
Is left out of doors to lie wet and rust
ed by rains. We have known careful
farmers who kept grain drills in good
condition twelve to lifteeii years. Put
they kept them under cover, and al
ways greased the pans most exposed
to rust before putting away.
Millet for rtitwornot.
Aside from Its feeding value, mi'ld
Is a very useful crop for clearing thii
ground of cutworms. A few years ago
the agricultural exis-riment station of
South bakota sent out questions con
corning the cutworms, one of wid h
follows: Will a crop such as millet,
which the worms do not like, and
which effectually chokes out nil other
growth, leave the ground free f-otn
worms iu the fall' Out of sixty hi
utters received, only one rt ixirtod that
worms had followed a thrifty crop of
millet. All the others reported that
corn a ft it millet stoisl the U-st chancy
of Iwlng unmolested by wire worms
The burdock, considered a nuisance
In this country, has lieeu cultivated as
an article of food In Japan for centu
ries. The roots, leaves rind tender
shoots are cooked and eaten, and the
annual value of the burdock crop Ii
said to lie about fKS'OOO.
June and July are the months for
digging the peach free Ixirer out. of the
minks. This work may Is- done with
out Injury to the trees, aud Is very nec
essary. The method Is to cut Into the
opening made by the borer or Insert
wire, tint care should lie used that th
work is done so ns to insure the de
struction of the borer,
A good tnllcli cow has broad hind
quarters and thin foreshoulders, thin
and deep neck, oliiled withers, head
jointed Istween the horns, flat and
llne-lK.ned legs and flue hair. Choos
one with udders well forward, wld
nport and large enough to be easllj
grasped. A mcdlurn-sled cow will
give more milk In proportion to Um
food she eats.
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