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The gates are thrown wide open, ami
the curriace rolls smoothly down the long
earn avenue, beneath the waving branch
es of the fall elms aud the copper beeches,
through which the dying un is Hinging its
parting rays. The horses, sniffiusr the air
or Dome, rimg up their beads and make
till (jreater haste, until presently, round
ing the curve, they draw up before the
a stands open, and on the high stone
steps that lead to it a very pretty girl
looks down upon the carriage from under
her palin, with a face eager and expect
ant. W hen she has barely glanced at it
he says "Ah!" in a tone of deep satisfac
tion, and, running down the steps and
over the gravel, turns the handle of the
carnage door and looks anxiously at its
''I'ou have come," she savs, cheerily "I
was afraid something might have prevent- j
The person she addresses a girl about
Vv ' i a DW'i says:
, nave come," m a tone slow and
silhom to languor.
"So glad," Wy8 the pretty girl, with a
smite tn inn l. .
come out of this dreadful old aar.vpha
b nd upstairs with me; I have your
' f ran jwitt, . , i
te f yur own room for you."
- Tiunj-t, stepping out of the
fcrangham, follows her hostess into the
bouse, through the grand old hall, and up
tb wide oak staircase, into a room huge
nd old-fashioned bnt delicious and cozy
and comfortable to the last degree.
"You are Duleinea?" she ays, que-tioninly.
I, I am Dulcinea as a rule, but I
Have ko many other names, that it take
me all my time to remember which one I
tll, ; belong to . Dncle Christopher call.
ill by and Mark Gore, when he 1.
bm, call, me Duchess, and Dicky
Browne call, me Tom, and Itoger calls me
-I really quite forget what it is Itoger
11. me, with a .light shrug of her boul-
'! Dicky Brawns cnn.
Ils Vibart, uncertainly. "1 know yoo
W engs-lted to domebody; Auntie Mand
Ijd me that"
"Dicky Browne! Oh, no.1" Then with
eayest little laugh In the world, "If
tn could only gee Dicky Browne! He
eouMii t, by any possibility, be anrbody'.
fiance! Yon mean Roger, I oppose."
But with a qnick frown aud a f.uch of
DetU ance. 'TWt i. ., ...i. . . .
. -. v u lM1K aD)nt nlm
a w fcucn a worrv. nni? K.
hlmi!lf so exceedingly unpleasant all the
I hhall be juite afraid to go downstairs
to .re-ent m.v.n-If to licky Cruwne after
an you jjuve su:d. Consider
An hour ha down, and Dnlcmea, statid
Ing tt the doorw ay of her cousin'fc mom
(jt on her witb undisguised admiration!
io I'uk-mea anything I-.tcIv. be it mm
or least or flower, is an intense and eve
laM.ng delight, and now 1'ortia eachunt.
"Ah! Mark was right,- savs Duke,
with a little High of intenscst nle.isi.ve
i i in ine ii irxrv !,,. m:...
TTu L'ta hnH..l. . . .
J his is Portia, Uncle Cbrislopher."
Thereupon a tall old man. rising from a
chair, comes quickly up to them and takes
uiua nana, and, stooping r,.ry
presses his lips to her forehead.
oo glad, ho glad you have come to
ns, be says, in a tone that reminds her of
Dolce a, though it is so deep aI,d strung
and masculine, and hers so ery much the
reverse in every way. "Blew me. how
day. go by! Just last week, as it seems
to me. I saw you a little girl in nhort pet
ticoats and frills, aDd furbelows, and
"I wear rxtt!cAt ..;n i
1mt .. . jorua,
",u.'i nun . .of i.u -j .:n.
. . "
-"""l ""s- ana often furbelows. I think.
"ougn 1 U(,D ' I" the least know what
they mean but they sound nice. So, after
. i snouiu oo bow very much as I wfl
V ery much. But forgive me," says Bir
.V- . ' 11 1 J'011 B(re not any-
v"'" kwu looKiug tjjen as you are
"A peeh easy to forgive," says Porti
"guuj. anen after a pane. "I, too, re-
1Cu..r wnat you were like in those old
, once, they say. he was h it..i.s!ir
ve Hith Phyllis Carringtou."
passion in a
Miss V'ihnrt atnni. . . .
. . , i.MKt-uiug ner usua;
r,, inarming manners, for the mo-
irUi, anu tnen drops her heavily fringed
w.-t urr eyes.
oy-iue-oy, says DuU-e, breaking 1
lureatens to be an awkward
"ow ye io7 I don't believe
nave .aid that yet." Her whole tone and
ja.iou nave cDanged as if by magic,
the suggestion of ill temper is gone. The
.v.,-, ..vuciry reasserts itself. She lays
her hands .upon her visitorV shoulder.
caressiug gesture, and lean
... B.r JIJU n lilll riBB frt Wnnv
welcome, my dear cousin, if I may," she
Portia Vibart, acknowledging ber yra,
"r.r,! uns new consm will suit her
ana returns her soft embra
Zi me warDlth- She is feeling tired
lne two or ttlre weeks she
a. beeD in town have beeu too much for
.mi sue uas come down to her uncle'.
wtwe nearly ready to confess to herself
T ' '"- iI('re' lD he still
Kai room, with the elm.
iwaying to and fro outside her window.
Mid the distant cawing of the rooks in the
ranches high out of sight, she feel, rest
tnd comfort and a enrious longing, that
... .u.uge pleasure in it, to stretch o-jt
Br nu alien deeply and contentedly
tsii in tni cnair, and rest a little be-
lore ininaing or taking off anything else
y Dulce; "I shall oour out mn.
She got., with a quick, undulating step
wj.i ui iu uer, io a sniuu round table
no mates a little fus. over the delicate
i inue cups mat .t.nd on the tray
"Who i. Dickj Browner demand. Por
tia, .uddenly; It .be i. golna to live in thla
rather mixed houwhold, .he had better
warn some particular, about the inhabi
ant. at once.
MV ..a 1 V-.1..I.-4
"ww iuayi ii argues yourwlf
noknown. He ia our celebrity, lie 1.
reaiiy nnmcnaaij clever, about alway. do
lus me wron tumg, and indeed ia Ines
timable ia moat waya. He is your cousin
too, a. much aa ha ia mine, which really "
declarea .he, airily "l.n't much. Bnt he
u sncn a pat ail tnroogn that we magnify
xne tBira-conMnaip Into a first. He ride.
very .traignt, aaa amokes the very prettl-
wmi cicareiiea, ana ne i. such a fool!"
Ul.. I'll. k t. i ......
im limn w HHKu. wnat a err
ebarming description," .be say., with the
w laugn .ne auow. nerself ; "n sound
fce soinetbina; I bar nfj somewhere,
sd be certataly wmM bs treasure to
'yron. is na mn mr
"Yes. H apaaaa moat of his time here.
V'ti bt and Bote aro eon.amed with a
esire to sea yea. To Blast know," says
ii!riaea, laackiag bar cups at bar
Msla, "that a breath from the outer
lorM came to aa, walaperinf of yoor sac
m la towa, aa bow erery one raroa of
ar eoaoaaata, aad yvar bsaoty carai-
"WW waftai at
to tm Urn, .'
whs warn j
Of taiQa aavthtec hat
r- rzrumnmT mU Portia,
. vnat, thenr asks Sir Christonher
giving a sudden pull to his collar, and be-
7.x' . ,ucreaw degree of interest.
to-day " retorts she. with a quick smile
uu a ume nicker of her eyelids.
Ah, we shall be frierula " c;.
v-urisuipner, gayiy. "Baby and you and
ruJe roughshod over all others: and
we nave wan tea somebody to help u
haven t we, Baby?" Then he turns more
entirely to Dulce; "Eh, a sharp wit, isn't
iii ut? says.
Auntie Maud sent her love to you,
. m.u uungeu, i m sure, says
Sir Christopher. "Very good of her; mine
io ner m return. A most estimable worn
aiway. was, if short of nose. How
sne conia nave thrown heraelf away upon
mne msignmcant eh? though he
was my orotner eh f
"She ought to have had you," says Mi
Vibart, with soft audacitv.
"Eh? ehr says Sir Christopher, plain
u. iuw, mi j rogue: tie
turn, to uiilce, a. he always does on cv
erv rvai,r. I,. i ....
t lv am-fi oluer. - rou
near ner, umcv. hhe flatters me, ehr
LUUC uristoptier, you are a .ad, sad
flirt," say. Dulce, patting his cheek. "I
am glad poor Auntie Maud escaped your
fascinations. You would have forgotten
ucf iu a ween. u you know w hat o'clock
it is.' After six. Now do go up and get
ready for dinner, and try to be in time for
uuce ii oniy to do bonor to Portia. He is
so irregular,' .ays Dulce, turning to Portia.
"I have an all-eonuuering curiosity to
kiiow everytnmg about everybody down
uere, says rortia, as they reach the bal
cony. JDulce pushe. a low, sleepy looking
chair toward her, and, .Inking gracefully
into it, she turns her eyes up to her cous
in, a. i must beg.n with somebody, 1
think 1 shall prefer beginning with with
wnat snail l call him! Your yo
"I wish with all my heart you could call
u.ui uunuuuu, as uiai would take him out
or my way.
"borne one told me be was very hand
i nave seen uglier people," admits Dull
cinea, regretfully. "When be has his face
washed, and hi. bair brushed, be Un't
uau a oaa ooy.
"Boy T' ask. Portia, doubtfully; to her
me ioregoing speech is full of difficulty.
"I dare .ay you would call him a man,'
J i-'uice, wim . snrug of her soft
snotuoer.; out really be isn't If you
had grown up with him, as I have, you
would never think of him as being' any
thing but an overgrown baby, and r
cross one. That ia the worst of being
brought up with a person, and being told
one is to marry htm by and by. It rather
take, the gilt off bim, I think," say. Dulce
who a suiiie.
sli'.uld te buve ev.-n a tUtant Halm to
suithhig thiit U-luiiKS to l abmu;''
"Hut, my dear girl, you are not going to
"'"fry a man yuu ti.i!.-?" a.va Portia, sit
ting up very straight, and f.ji;; uiii'g to
wave ucr run.
'.'t exactly." aya Dul.-e. ui.ii.taiive-!?-;
really don't think I hate h:m, but he
can be duareeub'e, I prmnise yuu."
"li'it it yu liiarry bim, hardly tolerat
ing him. and afterward you meet sorne-h'-dv
y.,u can love, hvw will it be with you
"Oh, i sha n't do that," hhe seys; "I
have felt m married to Koger for years
mat u wouiu he positively unM-ent of
even now, to tail iu love with
In fact, I couldn't."
"I dare sai, niter ail. you like hm well
euoui.-h, says Miss Vibart, with her low,
soft laugh. "Mark tiore savs you are
exactly soiled lo each other "
"M;trk (lore is a confirmed ,,1.1 hs.-helm-
uuu i.moms uoiniug, says l.tuice
.j ne n.K. it was quite a mmance,
am! he was the hero."
"Phyllis is quite everything she oiicht
to I-, and utterly sweet." savs Portia
thoughtfully. "i;Ut is she the suit of a
person to create a grand
man like Mark'?"
"1 dare say. Her eye are lovely; so
babyish, yet so full of intent coquetry.
uuii ot uie world, like Mark, would
like that sort of thing. But it i all o'er
,"'', quite a worn-out tale. He iiig
there at state.! times, and she has
thoughts only for her baby and her
'Duke,' as she calls her husband."
"I wonder," says Miss Vibart. vnth a
faint yawn, "if at times she doesu't find
that a trifle slow?"
"You must trv in !,;.."
T1.,l t ',nu, TtUTt
.McseiHiy. iter voice is sad, but
mu.h; ccrnposed. Mic appears mournful.
out not disconcerted, -You have no doubt
uearu nis uurortuuate story from Auntie
iiauo, and you believe bim, don't you'f
cue raises ner eje to her ouiu' face.
uaruiy mini; i fJHve quite beard the
story, says Jli ihart, evasively
"i, i. , . . . . .'
, a r,u one, ana quite unac-
countatiie. Authuig has ever been ex.
nliiir,...!' 1 . .. -
i UUJ airam now noining ever
will be. Jt rests as it did ut the beginning
luai. is me pity ot it but you shall
"Not if it distresses you," says Por
tia, gently. A feeling of utter pity for
Fabian's sister, with all ber faith and
trust so full upon he- at this moment,
touches her keenly. As for the story
itself, she has heard it a score of times,
with variations, from Auntie Maud llt
then, when brought to bay. whf ,n ,,.
! ssry premise, because I don't think Uncle
i Christopher cm Id !h. without him bow.
It ia all terribly sad; but it would b
wori-e if I'm I. inn w ere really in fault,
would it n-.t?"
"It is all very mid," ay Portia. Her
eyes are bent, and she is slowlj turning
a rins; round and round up.ui her finger.
"It has ruined I'tihuiii's life and broken
his heart," as Dulce. iu a low tone. "It
is more th:m sad."
"liii;, if i!!ic-, ii;, why should it weigh
so ueavuy up.,1) linn j ahk.- Portia, gent
"If!" soys Dulce. quickly, the hot blood
niomifin to her cheeks. Then very- cold
ly "there is mi 'if aboui it; he is inno
cent. However mysterious his unhappy
story may ouuii in a strange in your
am. newruifiess. our 1 iibmn bfls noth
ing to do with disgrace. It could not
"I put it t:td!y." says Portia, rorrectin?
her mlfita!;,. with much gr'ice. "I shoulj
have mid as he iiiiio.-eiit. ForgiTe me,
Ah! fee. who are those coming actus,
the lawn'.' J one your brother?"
"No! It is only Dicky Hi.c.vne and"
"!, yes; try l!u;er," repeats Dulce,
with ii di-fa-n-nii shrug.
I ik-ii Ktie leans over the Iml
"Hogcr. come up here directly; for once
in your life you are wanted by somebody.
And you nro to come, too, Dicky; and
pleus.. put on your Sun, lay manner, both
you boy, because I am goiin,- to introduce
you to Portia."
To be continued.)
i ,-,,- av-
v-:. t fV 'tu. - , J I
v i v- ; , v
'It will not distress me." savs Dulce.
earnestly. "It all happened four long
years ago years that to bim must seem
a lifetime. He is twenty-nine now. He
- j vuuir uouie lor nis leave, lie
was so handsome, and so hapny without
a care on earth-and was such 8 pet with
me men in big regiment. And then one
morning It all happened; we were at
Dreanrast when one of the men came In
and said somebody wanted to speak to
uncie enrmtopher. When I think of if
wnn a long-drawn sigh "mr blood
seems to run cold.
"I don't wonder," says Portia, feline
ly. "How could one ever foriret it?"
Uncle Christopher went out to see the
man who wanted him, and after a little
mt came back again, with a white fn
ana toid us one of the clerks at the Coon
ly oans naa dared to say Fabian had
's uinie nnsiopner s name
ror i.xs,i. i trunk I hardly understood
but rabinn got up, and first he grew very
red, and then very white, but he said
nothing. He oniy motioned to me not to
stir, so I sat quite still, and then he went
np to lncle Christopher who was verv
angry and laid his band upon his arm
nu lea him out of the room."
n.,i..i,. ...i i .. -.
u.viuo, nam .miss vioarc verv
sweeny, noiaing out a soft, pale, Jeweled
hand, with tender meaning, "come and sit
nere reside me.
Dulce is grateful for the nnsDokmi vm
patny, out instead of accepting half the
lounging chair, which Is of goodlv six
sue siia uown upon a cushion at Portia
mu leans Der auuurn head aeainst
'It was quite true that somebodv hsd
forged Uncle Christopher's name for ."KJO,
Dut who It was never transpired. Uncle
Christopher wanted to bush it up, but
fabian would not let him. The writing
was certainly Fabian's. I mean the imi
tation was exactly like it. Unfortunately.
at that time F.bian did want money. He
had lost something over the Grand Na
tionalor one of those horrid Dlaces snd
people heard of it; and then, even after
long waiting and strictest inquiry, we
could not discover who bad been the imI
offender, and that was worst of all. It
seemed to lay the crime forever upon Fa
bian's shoulders. He nearly went mad at
that time, and we, who loved him. mnH
do nothing to comfort him."
Ah! that was hard." savs Portia lean
ing over ber. "Not to be able to lift the
burden from those whose life is dear to ns
our own is almost more than una
But why must rou marry him?" ..i.
rortia, opening ner large black fan in an
indolent fashion, and waving it to and fro.
"Well, I needn't, vou know." savs n..in
lightly; "not if I don't choose, you know.
I bave cot until I am twenty-one to think
about it, and I am only eighteen now. 1
daresay I shall cry off at the last moment;
indeed, I am sure I .hall," with a willful'
shake of the head, "because Iloger at
times is quite too much, and utterly in
'How you understand." savs Dnlce
gratefully. "And then, you see, somehow
every one got to know about it; Fabian
could not prove his Innocence, and I sup
posethe story sounded badlr In alien
ears. And then there csme a day when
somebody Lord Ardley, 1 tbink-cut Fa
bian publicly, and that made an end f
all thinga. Uncle Christopher wanted to
take notice of that, too wanted, I think,
to challenge Lord Ardley and carrv him
over to France and fight it out with him,
but Fabian would not allow it, and I
uniuK ne was right.
His Mother's Walr li.
Madame Octave Feuillet tells a pretty
ftory of her famous husband's youth
in "Some Years of Mv Life." Durinu
the first fw years of his literary iabors
the author of the "Romance of a Poor
loung Man' was himself poor and
His father, who had desired for him
a diplomatic career, was bitterly op
posed to Octave's adoption of literature
aa a profession. He even went so far
as to refuse to receive hU son, and to
withdraw from hlr.i his modest allow
ance; Out the young man's aspirations
runinincd unchanged. lie act himself
diligently to work at he labor of bis
choice, full of coutldenee La the future.
During this saddened and restricted
period of his life, the only recreation
he allowed himself, strange, as It may
seetu, was dancing. Paxwlonau-ly fond
of this amusement, he devoted all of
his leisure evenings to It, igular'.y at
tending the student!' balls, where he
would darwe until he was nudy to drop
from exhaustion. The masked balls
of the opera had for the bard-working
young writer an especial fandnatlon.
One evening be so ardently dealred
to attend one of these balls that he
pawned his watch to obtain enough
money to hire a costume for the occa
sion. Now his watch had been hla
mother's, and no sooner had he entered
his attic room than he began to reflect
upon what he had done. Remorse fol
lowed exhilaration. He resolved to re-
turn the next morning to the pawnshop,
give back the money, and reciaim bis
I passed the night," be said after
wards, "gazing upon the ten franca
had received, my heart beating painful
ly, my eyes filled with tears, and ask
ing myself if I would really be stroD
enongn to absent myself from the ball."
The following day he proved tb
strength of bis resolution by returning
to the pawnbroker and redeeming bis
watch. As in this Instance he was,
throughout his whole life, actuated by
a sense of duty, and constrained by the
most delicate sentiments. Youth's.
Kte:ni)or;xi-il Cruin Iiins.
nu .-mall ji,li mid rinulres not
i 111 lie luiow u, ,,mk,. ., p..l!n ,(jn
fr the kui'.:!,.;., having; four compart-
Miens. The ,-ut xhows an cany way
(f Hectiriuj; the same sK-coiiiiwHlatluii
i v.. .
..... ciiijjiy sugiir ivnrrcts nre set u a
lo.v ;uil M-ciireil by a few iuiitow
Mrtps of (Mwril. A cover Is hingwl
ciliiei- to the wall or to thi frame. I
work and the bin with f.,ui- compart
iiifius is complete, jt may eveu be
made by netting the four lu-rels In
; It Ik iilni.ot always used by ticglnners,
i became its first co,t is less. Dut tha
co.-il fire is no! nhvaj s reliable, and tha
I cttt cannot be regulated m as to pre-M-rre
an even temperature. Sootier or
Liter wiih hot water ill be used,
ind In this nay the hothouse can ba
ved from either c.tm me. Too many
forget that Iu growing vetreitable In
winter under glass nu excess of heal
laa.r prove as serious an evil as a fro(,
as it i.s harder to rei over from.
St UAK-IlAKIiEL UliAI.V HIN.
row and lunging a cover to the wajl
behind them. A sugar lu-rel Is very
comnilkus and eaxsy from which to
"Quite rlubt." There Is mrin. ..
in Miss Vln.r'. .1 ... .
.nprtable; yet, in that case, I .hall vex Lsta h toSS
Chrttonher "P ' 1 ' Ucle t0 this moment "llow
tynristopner. couid ,h wri,in h... . .,
"But he hart nnthin in A ,u n.j -, , ,' . v -iu7 rrsem-
.nrement hit h i" " '" " Presently; "it
" ' ' I WU llnCI I hr llALllM'a . . m
AOtning. It was fa s krntber TTnol.
Humphrey, who made the mi.take. H
left the property between us on condition
we married each other. Whichever of n.
at twenty-one, declines to carry out the
agreement, gets 500 a year off th-
erty, and the rest con to th h
Jscted. It Is a charming place, about six
mile from this, all lakes and trees, and
the most enchanting gardens. I dare say
Roger would be delighted if I would fie
him op, bnt" (vindictively) "I shan't lie
ball never get those delicions nntM. .it
"What an eccentric will," says Portia
"la he your first cotuisT Von bn. i
have heard very little abont this s-.sk
f m tmmOr, harlag Uved ea lesjy la
"No, mr second cousin. fsM.n u n..
ela Christopher", heir, bat If if h died,
Beter woe id wherlt trUe aatf sJL That
la s not ber reaeoa whf hiav War
waa Uncle Christopher's name was forg
ed, was it notr
Yes, but Fabian writes ilk
bim. He makes bis capitals quite the
same. Any one trylnr to mnr ITni-
Cbristopber's writing would probably soc-
cn iu imiianog rsbian s perfectly."
"an I be writes like Uncle Christo
pher," says Portia, slowly, as thoogh add
ing another link ia her own mind to a con
clusion already carefully formed.
"He la a hero, a martyr," say. Dnlce,
earnestly, two large tears gathering In
her eyes. "He wss In the K. D. O.'s, aa
yoa know, bnt of course be flung op bis
commission then, and waa going abroad,
when Uncle Christopher fell UL So UL
that wa despaired of him. And whoa
arm the doctor from London refaeed nlm
hape, he called Fsbiaa te his bedel as and
nude hint swear ha woald not leave Ma.
while he HTod-and then he reentered.
Bat ha haa always haM Vabiaa to Ma
worn: ana, ibosm. it was a eery
Force of Habit.
A tnotonnaa on a Woburn street car
gave, not long ago, an amusing Illus
tration of the force of habit. The Boa-
ton Herald describes the scene;
He had managed the front end of
horse car for tweaty-flve years. When
given charge of a trolley ear he waa
filled with pride.
His conductor noticed that the vet
eran leaned toward the inside rail of a
curve, and braced himself when tha
wheels tvere about to enter a turnout.
He did these little things because ha
bad found it necessary when bis horaea
were Jogging over the route.
one day be did some thing that
caused a ripple of merriment la tba
square at Winchester. The big electric
bad crossed the railroad tracks and
topped for a passenger. The conduc
tor yanked two bells, and the grizzly
motorinan at once ejaculated, "O'lang!"
One band rested on the controller, while
the other grlpfied the brake.
The imaginary horse didnt budge.
Again the go-ahead signal was sound
ed. The band oo the controller twitch
ed as if holding "webbln's," and tha
loud chirrup sounded as ahrlU aa a
The car didn't start, despite persua
Then he etooped to the platform.
where the whip used to hare a place.
In so doing be stubbed bit toe against
the striker of the gong.
The brazen warning brottght him to
Ia an Instant be let on the current
with a Jerk that net the passengers nod
ding. Then be glanced around to see
If bis little performance had p-ovlded
an entertainment not mentioned on the
Kuegestioii to Ravers.
The obligations of the advertiser of
live Mock to his proHpeeUve patrons
are well understood. He must be hon
est In describing his stock, prompt and
courteous in his rorrtwponvieiH'e, and
faithful In carrying out his part of a
contract with a distant customer. The
breeder who neglects such things as
thcue- cannot meet with sueee&s, no
matter what advantages b may seem
to have in other ruspvets. But the
other iarty to this business, the In
quirer r prospective buyer, U also un
der obligations. He should know what
be wants, carefully describe it, aud
having secured a price on It from the i
breeder promptly accept or reject It.
Where catalogues are sent aud price
do not suit no further correspondence.
of course, la neccHsarv. Hut when .
breeder quote a price by letter he
should have a prompt answer, and It
should be Just as prompt if the offer is
rejected as K would have been if ac
cepted. Stockman and Farmer.
Hauling Loads. 5
When hauling a load it is belter ta
have the but-so draw as much as they
can, niiiklng the load the maximum In
weight, us the horses have to travel the
!i-tauco whether the load Is small or
large, ami it is the time lost In travel
ItiiT thai make hauling expensive. If
the road are giMxl heavy loads' can be
carried. If net, then two trips must ba
made and sum Her loads carried. Let
any farmer estimate how much ho
lows as the difference In large and
small loads and loss of time in tba
mud, and he will make lean objection
to load tax In 1 tie future.
(Juuiity in Pork.
It Is diliicult to convince farmers tha
more money can be made from a bog
fed on a variety of food, having a fair
proportion of lean meat, than on a
large nml excessively fat one. A hog
weighing Ifji) pounds and selling foe
7 centa a jKiund, will bring $10.90,
while a two-hundred-pound hog will
seldom bring more than 5 centa pea
pound, or f 10. Of course much de
pends on the quality of the smaller bog;
but the saving Is In the cost, aa tba
smaller hog can be produced on lean
food and labor and also got into marked
To Keep the Hest In.
Many poultry hous-s become ex
ceedingly cold on winter nights be-
cauae of the rad
iation of beat
from the interior
through the win
dows. Tbe bwt
plan is to bave
but where these
are not practic
able, arrange a
curtain as shown
In the cut, with
a draw cord run
ning straight up
from the win
dow, then over
head and down
to the door or al
leyway, if the
house has one. It
te then an easy matter to pull the cord
ugnt on going the rounds at night,
dropjlng H in tbe morning. This la an
inexieuslve arrangement and will
greatly aid In keeping fowla warm.
Hojrs with Bore Months.
Whore hogs are fed corn they should
not be allowed to cat apples, and eapa
dally not those which are sour. Tba
I'fTwt of corn feeding Is to cause acid
lty of the stomach, and this make tha
hogs' mouths sore. When they Wta a
hard, sour arple, or an ear of hard conk,
this soreness is so much Increased thai
the bogs cannot eat at nH, Soft cam
wl U produce this effect aa well aa baud
corn, r eed hog In this condition beets
and some ground corn mixed with
wheat middlings until their moot ha are
Ioul.le Walls for Warmth.
in building for warmth It ahootd
never be forgotten that tight double
walls, enclosing a dead air apnea, are
much bwtter than a solid wall of any
material. These are equally useful ta
keep out cold In winter and the exces
sive heats of summer. Air la one of tha
poorest conductors known, and w-besi
It is confiwrd so that no current affects
It, there Li greater uniformity of nam
peratnre than can be secured by any
Timber Grown In Koropa.
Valuable us is bind In Franc, rte-v
j many and other portion of Europe,
umuer is grown on portions of each
farm in some localities or In large
tracts by the governments. It Is known
that the growth of tlmlxjr Is beneficial
to agric ulture, In temperlug the atmoa
phcre and regulating moisture, and tha
lesson taught by Europe, with her cen
turies of enterprise, should not be ovee
looked in this country.
A Oeamiae Bsc-river.
"Tha hotel," explained tbe clerk, la
In tbe baada of a receiver."
"Where oaa I And himr
"Well, an boar ago he waa racel ring
breauast; snomy afterward be rneetr-
ed three eocttaUa, and la about tea
minutes he'll be here ta receive his sal
ary. Tahs a cbalr."-AtLuKa Geaatl
Cewlda't Help It.
Hs-Taa know hikaapaare aaya tha
aaparal art praaUlsia the maa.
he-Yea, I kaaw what m wart tha
I aaw w ahirt rTaasV-aare.
Rhraaken Wheat for l'ooltry.
There la probably no butter nor
ehwpor food for fowbi than shrunken
wheat. It ia better for them than the
plump grain, aa It contains ail tbe
gluten and mineral nutriment that the
plump grain dooe, the difference being
mat the latter Ima more starch which
iwultry has no uw for except to make
fat. biiruuken wheat free from weed
seexis ougiu to be the main feed for
laying hens. It makea condensed nu
rrluient almost eiual to the fresh bene
hlcn should be used ns Ha supple
ment, and which serves not only
food, but to help dlgt whatever else
U'sldea Itself Is In the fowl's gizzard.
me Alabama fcxixnlwent Station
has made teats In soil inoculation, and
it is announced that tbe dust blown
from a field over another will at the
land for a leguminous crop If such a
crop was grown on tbe field from which
the dust came. The result la a con
lirniatlon of the theory of German
scientists that bacteria from curtain
crops may be bottled for transporta
Hon with a Tlew of Inoculating soils,
and thus adapting them to the crops
desired, but which previously could not
he grown to perfection on tha land.
When Apples Are Best.
There la a particular time la tba ri
pening of every fruit when W is at Its
bet for eating and that with some va
rleUes is very short So when you eat
an apple that is highly praised for lot
flavor do not lose confidence In hums
testimony If you do not find it ail that M
has been cracked up to be, Tbece Is
great difference, too, In appJea of tba
ante variety grown In different localities.
Waate at Food.
To throw down trice aa much food
aa the flock will eat may save a little
time for the attendant, but It la bad
policy and wasteful In tbe end. Soft
f.-M sours, and even dry gisln bnconie
filthy. Tbe birds lose tbwlr relish fur
food aad tba result Is anything but
Heat far llotboneee.
The aid fashioned coal furnace with
lot Is bow out of date for cheap and
aafa producboo of heat for itotbouaoa.
lilspoae of Bnrplas Stock.
Though food is cheap for feedtng
etock, H Is never worth while to win
ter wb.it area after keeping la aura ta
be worth little more In aprtng thaa Is
. j ne young growing stock "N
a positive gain In alze and weight If
any other stock does not do thla, sea ts
it that K produce something to pay
ita way, or else dispose of U at ones
for the beat price to be bad.
Retting a Hadg.
In setting arbor vltae for a hedge 1st
them be small, and net thaa about two
or three feet apart Keep thorn wall
headed and trimmed low until tha bot
torn is well filled, or they will nref
look well afterward. If kept free from
grass and occasionally manunarf ih.
la no reason why tbe iK.su i .
Kea rdleas barley I. not a n
being grown to a limited extant ia tha
East, and rather common an th P..I.
ponst, where It la used for mii.-
hay. The fact feat thki barWy baa long
been grown and has aa yet made UtUa
headway seems to ladieat. is.
yield la la no way raaarkable.
The Cow Win
rtet assured on on .V.r. .
iiuiHcini or lll-l
make her owner pay i
or another. It may
to-morrow, bnt tbe das' xti ,
ll fla ttSMuliiAi S a a
' i"" win na daaraaaaat s -
so much. ,
"asaadv far !. anu
L'l.. -s . .
piania M the beat
It comas from dai
nlanta are Is as u
Pnt; If a saw i
I traatai aha wfll 1
y for H at oas Mom J
m ba ta-day, aer
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