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lie was quite as surprised as though
she bad given him a little blow. The
sneering demon vanished from hii face
and great weariness took Its place; be
looked suddenly older, worried and hope
le, and, coming from the back of the
rbair, dropped languidly upon the seat of
"I'm tired of It all," he aald.
"Tired of me, you mean," aaid ahe, with
"He that aa It mar. I confess I want
aw to bare done with the whole thing.
Yen are unhappy with me; I am not hap
py with yon." He made the little subtle
difference in the two meauinga apparent
to her by the slight pause, "Let us come
to some decision."
"You mean a fparatlon T" She hated
herself pmtslonately at the moment be
cause of the tears she fought so wil.lly to
subdue. Kbe stood before him, trembling,
angry, In a miserable despair, jet so love
ly, so sweet a thing "that was whiter
than thistle-down" that he hardly dared
himself to look at her lest bis righteous
rage should cool within him.
"Not a formal one," he said. "For
heaven's sake, let us not be town talk for
the amusement of our friends! Vulgar
as you deem me" with a slight frown
"I would carefully avoid that. But I see
no reason why we should annoy each
ther with these perpetual scenes and
with the presence of each other."
"I don't see how you are going to man
age it just at present, at all events. You
are coming with me to Cicely's, are you
"Certainly not. I shall cancel the en
gagement. You can go your way for the
future, and I shall go mine 1 have bad
quite enough of this sort of thing. I don't
care about spending the rest of my life
watching you weeping over your fare
wells to your lovers."
"Take care!" said she, hi a low voire.
"Why? Can you deny that he loves you
that he told you ao and more more?"
Ills brow grew black again.
"If he does love me, that Is no reason
why you should address me In such a tone.
I could not prevent that misfortune; it
was no fault of miue I had nothing to do
"Of course not no woman ever yet had.
It ia the regulation answer. However,
let that pass. The real matter at issue
la that I shall cense to worry you with my
presence, I shall accoBipaiiy you and
Oicely as far as town to-morrow, and then
run across to Paris or somewhere."
lie was as good aa his word. In the
morning he accompanied them to town,
saw them into the train that would take
them down to (Srangemore, and bade
them a calm farewell upon the platform.
It was all a surprise to Cicely, and, at the
first knowledge of it, a regret; but after
awhile she Is-gan to regard it as a salutary
movement, and consoled herself with the
reflection that absence has twen very often
prured the most beneficial of medicines.
Six weeks of sileuce. Wbertier Wri
Uiesley was In Parla or Tiuibuctoo was
enknown to Marvel. February had come
ltd gone, bringing its aweet promise of
tuning bods, and leaving that promise
fullillod. March had come la, m the ot
hodox way, with the roar of a Uod en
raged, but after a day or two had aub
ided into the tamest of animals, and was
now all smiles and aweetae to Mrs.
Terulam's deep satisfaction, aa her bouse
party bad arrived.
Marvel, who had positive talent for
slipping into her clothes and looking love
ly In an Incredibly abort space of time,
had Just finished ber dinner toilet; and,
going downataira in the rather joyless,
motionless manner that had character
ised her of late, ahe made her way Into
the inner drawing room, which communi
cated with the larger reception room by
Bieans of hanging curtains.
8be sank with a thankful sigh Into a
law lounging chair, and. In the soft twi
light of a glorious fire, gave herself np to
thought. She was dressed, aa usual. In
a white clinging gown of lace and aatin
that rose close to her throat, but left her
arms bare to the shoulder. Hbe had rais
ed them and thrown then behind her, so
hat her head could rest upon the palm
C her Joined hands.
"Do yoo alwaya wear white?" Wri
beley had aaid to her ouce. "One would
think you had vowed yourself to some
mint some order."
8he reaiembered these words now, and
Was dwelling upo then with a self-regretful
feeling that she had Dot been ss
towed in her earliest infancy, when she
looked up and aaw Wriothesley push aside
the heavy velvet curtain and eons to
"Well, yoo nee I have come hack!" ho
aid, with a rather awkward laagh.
Hbe sprang to her feet and stood looking
at him with parted lips and breath that
eame and went with a glad haste. The
melancholy disappeared from her eyes,
and with a movement of frank and ehlld
hth pleasure she held out both haada to
"Why," b sald-"why" And that
was all. There was no real meaning In
the foolish word, aad yet a world ef
He did not dare to read It as It was, or
he would have clasped her to hit heart
and prevented many a sorrowful artar
bour; bo only took ber hands, and heat
over them and kissed then warmly.
"I did not know you were here la the
wintry," she aaid at last, la a rather aa
"I suppose not I raa down to the Oar
rmgtoDs' yesterday, and, after a capital
run to-day, found Myself close to the
Orange; ao I thought I'd took In for a
moment to sea how yon and Olotly war
Ha spok frith quit a severe assump
tion of Indite, aad aaturally It aa-
lf was' food of you," ah aald, with
HO Icy smile. "Bat bow foollah to oum
so late! How will you be back in time
for their dinner? It ia quite a quarter
past eight, I should think, now."
He pulled out his watch and looked
"By Jove, so it Is! I expect I had bet
ter he on the move again," be said; but
he did not rise from bis seat.
"If you will dine here," she began, cold
ly. "Oh, no, thanks not for the world!
They will be expecting me at Carring
tons'. It er isu't much of a ride there,
and they don't dine to-nigbt till nine."
"It Is quite ten miles!" she said, severe
ly. "I suppose you want to get rid of me"
rising at last, with a short laugh. "Well,
I'm glad to have seen you looking so well
and " emphatically "so happy! Good
night;" and he held out his hand.
"You are wrong; I shouldn't mind if
you sat there all night" h ld, quick
ly; "and at least you will let me give you
a cup of tea." She touched the 111 near
her, aud when a servant entered gave him
some directions. "As to my looking well
and happy," she said, resentfully "did
you wish it otherwise? And don't you
think you are looking very well your
self?" "I never felt better, certainly," repll'd
After thia there was a considerable
pause. Wriothesley, leaning forward on
his seat, with his elbow on his knee and
his band stroking his mustache, stared
moodily into the fire. Marvel, finding a
tray placed ready for her, busied herself
pouring out a cup of tea.
"Do you take sugar?" she asked, more
aa a means of breaking the unpleasant si
lence than from a want of knowledge.
"Good heavens! we have been married
for a year and a half, and don't you know
that yet?" said be, with unreasonable Irri
tation. "You dor waiting with augar tonga
"Here is your tea," she said a second
later, standing before him, tall and pale
and slender In the fire beams.
"Thank you." He started slightly, not
knowing she waa so near, and took the
cup from her, and placed It on the rug
at his feet "How strange you look in
that white gown!" he said. "Like a bride
or a dead girl! Did I speak roughly to
you? I don't know why it is that one so
soft and young and pale as yon can have
such power to Irritate ane. I am always
hurting you, it seems to me. That night
we were last together you remember? I
have been sorry about that uiauy times. I
would have written aaying so; but I could
not lie sure that yoo would care. Would
He took the little slim hand that hung
by her side and that was covered with
rings she loved them for their beauty, as
a child might and pressed it gently. He
waited eagerly for her answer with such
a decided eagerness Indeed that it awoke
in her one of those strange perverse
moods to which poor human nature is ever
"Not amen," she said, with a mutinous,
If lovely, glance at him sideways from her
"Ah!" said he.
He let ber hand go, and took up his cup
and drank his tea hurriedly. He was
bitterly offended. II took no more notice
of her, as she stood, frightened now, and
grieved for her hardness, but, pushing
bsck his chair, straightened himself as a
man will before taking his departure.
"Please tell Cicely I am sorry not to
have aeen her; but I fear I cannot afford
another moment Oood-nlght good by !"
"Not good by r faltered she. "You are
so close to us, and Fulke" In a very
small voice "I didn't mean that; I I
ahould have eared!"
"Ia that the truth, my dear?" said he
very aadly, "or was that other answer?
Who shall say?" He raised her face with
his hand, aad looked at it earnestly in the
"Oh, do believe what I now say!" en
treated ahe, ia a choking tone. "I don't
know why I aald "
"Well, I'll try," aald he; and be stooped
and kissed ber cheek, and a moment later
Evm sow, well Into the middle of bois
terous March as It was, the weather still
maintained a amiling face. This day was
almost warm If one coutraated it with one
of a fortnight before; there was a perfume
of primrose la the air, and delicate fern
fronds were begiuuuig to peep in shaded
corners of the shady wood.
Mrs. V em lam, who bad disposed of
moat of ber guests by sending the women
to look after the men, who bad gone shoot
ing In the early part of the morning, stood
at th window of her summer parlor, and
at last, emboldened by the sweetness of
the view without, flung the casement wide
and leaned out to enjoy th keen, flower
Marvel escaped after awhile from the
merry crowd, and wandered aimlessly in
to owe of the saialler rooms that opened
off th library. Hbe stood In the window,
gating mutely oat on the fast-darkening
gardens, and gav herself up to the
gloomy misery of the moiueut.
Instinctively abe put up ber band and
draw tb locket from her neck, and gated
a If fascinated upon th pal cynical fea
ture hidden within it
Bh started violently aa a band waa laid
a son her shoulder, aad another hand seis
ed upon tb fatal locket and took it forci
bly from her.
"Brooding, as naual, over th Irrevoca
ble," Mid Wriotbeekty, angrily. "Good
grade, what a sense less woman you
aral Ou you not grasp the f act that
what la la, and that not all the protesta
tions and bemoaning la th world ran al
tar K? 1 shall destroy that talisman of
Mars aiM day; II only works jam vll."
He flung th locket from him as he apk,
oa to th mlddJs of tb tsbi net rest his,
"few tot your forebodings git," h aald.
"They cling too fast for that," retun-ed
ahe, with a sad sriil.
"Come out of this cold, uncomfortable
room. See the fire ia quite dead! No
wonder you have worked yourself into a
fit of the blues!" ,
He led ber through the folding doors
Into the library beyond, which wss empty,
but rich in the possession of a glorious fire.
He closed the folding doors again and
pressed ber gently Into the depth of a
huge armchair that adorned one side of
A moment later the doors communicat
ing with the room they had just left were
again flung open violently this time and
Mrs. Scarlett stood on the threshold. She
looked old, haggard, wild. She held some
thing clutched in her right hand, and, aa
ahe advanced Into the room, she held it
out to Marvel. It waa the battered old
locket that Wriothesley had taken from
bis wife and flung angrily upon a table.
"Where did you get thia?" she cried,
hoarsely. "Is It yours? Speak, girl!"
"It ia mine yes," said Marvel, going
forward quickly, as if to take it; but Mm.
Scarlett waved her hack.
"Where did you get it?" she demanded
again. "Why do you hesitate? Answer
me I command you!"
Marvel drew back and glanced at Wri
othesley, as if frightened, as if imploring
"Pray try to control yourself when ad
dressing Lady Wriothesley," he said, with
a look of ill-suppressed anger directed at
Mrs. Scarlett "if indeed" coldly "it be
necessary that you abould speak to ber
"Do you hear me? Answer!" said she,
precisely as though she had not heard
him, which Indeed she had not "Where
did you get thia thing?"
"I cannot tell you that; I do not know,"
said Marvel, speaking aa though compell
ed by some superior force. "All I know
Is that It was round my neck on the night
when I was abandoned to the fury of
the storm and waa rescued from it by "
She turned with a rather dreamy, confus
ed air, and held out her hand to Wriothes
ley. Once again that pltiles storm seem
ed to break above ber head.
"You you!" cried Mra. Scarlett, in a
low, piercing tone that was barely above
a whisper. "That, of all others, it should
be you! Sweet heaven, what a revenge
for you!" She paused and gasped as if
for breath. "All along the truth was bare
to me, and I would not see; but when this
picture" crushing the locket between her
icy fingers "looked back at me aa I gazed
on It, I knew."
"Knew what?" demanded Marvel, lean
ing forward with parted lips.
"That the face within thia trinket Is
that of your father."
"My father?" The words fell from her
In a little hushed tone. At last at last
was she to learn the mystery of her life,
aud through thia woman? Her heart
sank within her. "It is he then," she
said, faintly. "But you what do you
know of him? You " All at once an
awful expression grew within her eyes;
her face blanched to a deathly pallor. Like
a lightning stroke the ondreamed-of truth
seemed about to descend upon her; but
still she made a last faint struggle against
it. "You are not " She faltered, and
shrunk buck shivering. "Oh, no oh,
no!" she cried, in wildest protestation.
"Vuli have guessed it; I am your moth
er!" suid Mrs, Scarlett
Marvel did not move; she stood pale,
motionless, as one smitten into marble. A
great wave of emotion, strong, terrible,
swept over ber face, leaving it as color
less ss a spent lily. There was horror in
it, mingled with a wild hope; and there
were dread and a curious longing.
As for Mrs. Scarlett, she seemed all at
once to have fallen into the grasp of re
lentless age. Her mouth had grown tbin
and drawn, her eyes become sunken. She
stood staring at Marvel with a gase that
was terrible because of the intensity of it
A silence that was full of a strsnge fas
cination had fallen upon all three, but
Wriothealey after awhile broke H.
"You have created an admirable situa
tion," he said, unpleasantly "a very dra
matic denouement; but you will pardon sue
if I say I should like to bear something
about the commencement of your plot."
"You would hear?" ahe said slowly,
turning upon him the old enigmatical
smile, which now was tinged with cruelty.
"Well, you shall. But, first, a question
or two." She turned to Marvel. "This
locket you say it was found on you the
night Lady Mary Craven took you into
her house? That night tell me of it."
"There was a storm," said Marvel, con
fusedly. "It was a wild, tempestuous
night Often and often it all comes back
to me the roaring as of many winds, the
dense darkness, the crashing of the
branchea overhead, the screaming of some
seablrds from the shore below, snd then
the stepping out of the blackness of death,
aa It were, into the full, sweet glare of
"A storm? Yes. And how many years
ago waa it? How old were you then?"
"Three more perhaps. I cannot tell."
"Four" curtly. "Now, do you remem
ber anything of the woman who aban
doned you on that night?" . -
"It ia auch a vague memory I cannot
describe ber," said Marvel, In a distress
ed tone that contrasted oddly with the
suppressed vehemence of the other. "She
was old worn."
"It seem to roe," said Wriothesley,
breaking In brusquely upon ber speech,
but addressing Mrs. Scarlett, "it ia our
own tale we are bearing, and not yours.
You have made a most extraordinary as
sertion, and I must ask you to verify it
without help from us."
He identlfled himself ao persistently
with bis wife that the latter looked up at
him with shining, luminous eyea and mov
ed involuntarily nearer to him.
"Do you think I am trying to make np
a story?" said Mra. Scarlett with a abort
laugh. "Why, how would it serve me to
cumber myself now with a grown daugh
ter? And are you indeed in such mad
baste to bear what I have to tell? Well,
hear It!" There waa defiance in the
glance ah cast at him, but there was ex
haustion In the air with which ahe sank
into a chair near bet. "When I was her
age," ahe began, Indicating Marvel by a
slight gesture, "there came lo th dull,
secluded vlllsge where I lived alone with
my father a young man. My father was
welt-bom, but poor, and therefor of small
account; the young man was rich. Avery
orthodox beginning to a romance, h?"
with a cold, sneering langh. Tb was
good hunting In th neighborhood, and be
took a honse for tb season about 'three
mile from wher w lived. II saw me,
met me, loved m. I waa loraM than, I
assur yon" with a swift and bitter
glaa at Wrtothssisy. "I mas Ilka berf"
fth wared hr hat toward M arret.
"Hia name?" asked Wriothesley, ah on
ly. 'Must you know that, too? Well, It
hardly matters. Brandretb Braodreth
Boilean. It is so long since I bav tere4
that name that I find almost a difficulty
in speaking it," she said, heavily, with
a vain attempt at lightness which fa!M
to hide the agony that shone within her
somber ejeu. "He loved me, as I have
said, but marrisge with me would have
been ruin to every worldly hope he had.
There was the Inevitable uncle rich,
childless, titled. The title would pass to
Brandreth; but very little of the estates
were entailed, and the barren honor of
calling himself a lord would not have suf
ficed bim would hardly indeed have kept
body and soul together in that state of
life to which he bad been called. And the
old man, the uncle, had other views tor
him. To disappoint them meant disin
heritance. So we loved in silence, lu se
crecy; and then" she raised her hand to
her throat as if being suffocated "then,
five mouths after we had met he died!"
She panned and pressed the palm of ber
hand upon the locket lying on the table
as If she would have crushed it in ber
"It was a railway accident. It was use
less to do anything; he was a whole day
dead before I heard of It still, cold, the
beauty froxen on his face. Oh!" Her
voice died away In a long gasping sigh,
and ahe smote her hands together. "He
was all In the world to me, and he was
dead!" There was Intolerable anguish
In her tone anguish fresh as though the
story of her woe had been first told an
hour agone. "Yet I lived!" ahe said.
She swayed a little. It became evident
to Wriothesley that, apart from the ex
citement of the moment and the cruelty
of the memories she bad evoked, she was
extremely ill. But, as he stepped for
ward to help her, she roused herself and
drove him back from her with an imperi
"Ikin't touch me! Do you think I am
such a feeble thing," she said, "that even
auch memories will kill me? Pah you
do not understand you could not love like
that! Well, he was dead it was all over!
And then just then I found that she"
pointing to Marvel, who stood with head
down-bent and face ashen pale "waa to
be born. That was the crudest sting of
A slight sound broke from Marvel.
Wriothesley held up an entreating hand.
"Spare her what you can I" he begged.
"Why should I spare her even one
pang?" she said, coldly, In the low, even
tone she had maintained ail through.
"Waa 1 spared? Did I not suffer? Who
came to my assistance when I knew not
what to do or where to turn to hide my
head? At that time, too, my father died.
I thanked heaven for that!" For the first
time a soft a human light grew within
her eyes. "He never knew," she aaid.
(To be continued.)
In several cniteo IntliiKtry Is Indebted
to the Insect world for unique sub
stances. For many years the cochineal,
or rnrtuN scale plant, waa used aa the
basis of an Important red dye until
practically superseded by the Introduc
tion of aniline dyes. A single specie
of the lac Insect produces practically
VjU the shellac stick lac and button lac
V;t commerce. In southwestern Asia
the creosote bushes are the breeding
ground of enormous quantities of a lac
Insect, the commercial possibilities of
which have not yet been developed. A
species of scale inwet in China yields
a pure white wax of great value and
rarity. The Chinese , wax la said to
have ten times the Illuminating power
of other waxes. It Is a beautiful sub
stance, resembling beeswax more than
vegetable wax In its chemical composi
tion, and is clear white in color. Now
a discovery which promises to be of
great economic value come from Mesa
Grande, Cal. The vegetation In this
district Is Infested with an Insect
which, on being removed from th
twigs of oak on which It thrives, and
compressed In quantities by the hand,
becomes a more or leas pliable lump,
somewhat resembling rubber, but not
possessing the same elasticity. Part
of It has hewn proves) by chemical analy
sis to be a true wax, and part resem
bles rubber In Its physical properties.
The product Is equally Interesting from
a chemical and Industrial point of view,
and the supply Is well nigh Inexhausti
ble. The New Journalism.
Ia th interest of the Blatherskite ah had
gone to far Fiji
To investigate the cannibal's cuisine;
The result of her "Exposures" forced her
rapidly to flee,
Or she might bar graced the royal soup
In pursuance of her duties she'd been
strung up by th aeck
To describe a lady's feelings when she's
And in a diver's dress she one descended
on a wreck,
An adventure nearly costing her a lung.
In a patent safety coffin ahe bad patiently
Herself to be Interred to prove It worth;
Though forgotten through some oversight
she uttered not a word
Of complaint aboot her sojourn under
Devotion to ber work this young womaa
proved by acta,
Aad risks and dangers never mad bet
But she kicked when they assigned her
to secure some "Inside facta"
About Jonah's being swallowed by th
New York Sun.
H Wasn't la It,
1 did think I was something of a
boxer," said the pugilist to his wife, at
he walked tb floor about 2i.ni. with
their 11 rat-born.
"And aren't you, dear?" asked his
better half, drowsily.
"It seem not," he sadly replied. "1
guess my enemlet were right when
they said I could not put a baby to
It Wara't aa th Map.
Willie-ra, what aUt la Effigy In?
Pa-KfUgy! Why, I don't bailer I
war heard of tuck a town,
Wlllle-Well, I wag Juat reading
about a man who waa hanged la stagy
and I eaa't tad tt la my apograph.
The Mysterious Crown Gait
What causes crown gall, what condi
tions favor it, what will cure It, are
problems yet unsolved, according to a
recent report from the Utah station,
which says: "Almost sure death to a
tree, without cure or preventive, sup
posed to be highly contagious, crown
gall Is becoming one of our worst or
chard troubles. The galls do most dam
age to the peach, though the apple and
pear are oftentimes badly affected, and
the other fruits, the raspberry especial
ly, are sometimes attacked. The name
crown gall suggests the nature of the
disease. At the crown of the tree, be
tween root and trunk, rough gall-like
swellings, varying from the slse of a
marble to that of a man's flat, consti
tute the disease. When these galls en
circle the tree, the flow of sap atop
and death results. The galls are often
times found on other parts of the root
system, where they do much damage,
though death to the affected tree may
not occur from galls found In such
place. If the galls are on an unim
portant root, the root may be cut off
and the tree saved. But in general
gall-bearing trees will bare to be con
signed to the brush pile, there to be
burned. Denver Field and Farm.
For Marketing Kgsra.
A regular egg case 1 doubtleaa best
for carrying eggs to market, but bet
ter than carrying them piled up one
upon another In a basket Is the plan
shown In the cut Get a candy pall
at the grocery store and cut from old
pasteboard a lot of circle, each one a
trifle smaller than the one to go next
above It In the pall. Put a layer of
bran In the bottom of the pall, lay the
egga thickly over It and fill In between
and over them with bran. Lay on a
pasteboard circle and proceed aa be
fore. The storekeeper will take out
each layer of egg, lift out the circle
with the bran on K, empty the bran
Into a box or palL Then when the
egga are all out be will pour tb bran
all back Into your pall, putting the cir
cle on top, to be used again and again.
Packed In thia way the egg will not
break, though th hors trots and th
roada be rough. American Agricultur
ist Cultivation of Corn.
A yatem of cultivation that will gtr
the highest yield under ordinary condi
tions seems to be about as folio we: Cul
tivate deep during th early part of the
season to remove weeda, conserve
moisture and allow the plant an early
rigorous development Then gradually
decrease the depth aa the corn grows,
until near the end of the season, when
the cultivation should be shallow, and
as far from the hlU aa Is consistent
with removing weeda, In order to avoid
root pruning and to leave the soil In
the best mechanical condition. Prof.
July U the month for planting tur
nip. Am tb need la small, the ground
must b plowed and then harrowed
down to aa Ho condition aa poaslbl.
The moat Important point In growing
turnip Is In tb An soil. Bow tb seed
In row which will permit of using
bora hoea, aad aed with a hand drill,
which la ragulatod ao aa to cor th
ed perfectly. Uee plasty of aaad, aa
the fly do coasidorabi damage dur
ing aom Mara to plaata whoa thay an
lost appearing. U tat talc ta tb raws
the plants mar be thinned with a
Cultivate as soon aa the growth of l
plants will permit If this la not dona?
weeds and grass may get the start, aa
pecially that persistent peat known aa)
crab grass. A light skinning of flat
surface close to the plants after erory
rain, using a hand wheel hoe, wBJ pre
vent weeds and grass. After the turnip
plants hare made considerable growth
they ahade the soil and can bold tbaar
own against weeds, but the best crop
are secured when the turnip arc kept
clean. The ground should be manurai
and the manure worked in with th
harrow before planting the seed.
Potatoes Among the Chines.
It has always been supposed that M
the potato Is a native of the Rocky
Mountain regions, both of North aac?
South America, It was unknown ha
the old world until after America '
waa discovered. This is probably trn
enough, so far as our present stock of
potatoes was concerned. But the po
tato ha been known thousands of
years In China. It Is said to grow wild,
In the regions of western China sear
the Tartary boundary. It is very large
ly grown there, and divides with rion
the popular preference as an arttcW
of food. It Is possible that the potato
might hare been Introduced from west
ern America In the long era when per
haps another continent lay betweea
Asia and America, or when the Pacta
was occasionally traversed by adven
turous vessels which sailed around th
coast In the far north, and then eaaw
southward to milder climate along
Water la Farm Crop.
Those crop always pay best wbie
have moat water In them, as natora
furnishes th water without charge
The farmer who sells potatoes or roota
of any kind of fruits sells what hi
four -fifths water, while most of th
solid part of the fruit or root 1 takes
by the leave from the air. Iu growtaag
such crop cultivation so aa to retaia
moisture In the soil is more important
than manures. Whatever deepens th
soil enables it to hold more moist or
and to grow better those crops which
depend on abundant supplies of water
for success. It may seem paradoxical,
but It Is true that soil made deep by
thorough nnderdralnmg will b tsaf
moisteat In Urn of drought.
Wheat Drill Attachment.
The device shown In the sketch hi
simply an A -shaped sled placed Just
In front of the hoes of the conunaa
one-horse wheat drill to prevent trasbj
coming In contact with them. It work
almost perfectly. The aide of the i
attachmsxt rea wsbat dbill.
are made of 2x10 boards 6 feet
and zy feet apart at the rear. To th
erosaplece b is attached a chain, c, by
which it 1 hitched to the drill. Vkm
loping point, d, la covered with any
Iron band and from th upper nd a
chain ahould run to th singletree. In
stead of the one chain, c, there ahoshft
be two chains, one on each aid to at
tach It to th uprights of th drill
Orang Judd Farmer. .
Ther to little danger that either th
acythe or cradle would be left duM
while these operation had to b don
by hand. But we bare often seen
mower knives dulled by contact witht
tones, or gummed up by th Julcea
of grass so that K required far grantor
force to run the machine, besides fre
quent failures to cut all tb grass. Ia
such times an hour's work at th grind
stone, sharpening the mower kalTety
will be work that wall pay.
Poo I try Note.
Dirty water may cause gap.
Get rid of a weakling rooator anlefe, I
It la safest to change roosters wrwf
A little tobaoM In the naat driraa at
Bread and milk mak a good dish twj
Never let th young rooator rua wttfc
It Is a big mistake to put too ntaay
eggs under a hen.
Watch the crows. They will Tirmti
times carry off chicken.
If meal is mixed In boiling water the)
food I cooked a little and I better.
Look out for sodden showers, whl9
kill a good many chicks la th aptiaf.
On writer says that hit standby ttf
make hens lay In winter la cabaag
Now get some powdered charcoal fas)
ne In th fd In can th bowata a)
Kerosen la a rry ralnabl tataf
about the hen bouse. Don't b atakt
to us It
Keeping poultry la th etc hard mJX
through the spring and anmsnw yJ
Th ataa of most bread para gj)
prime at two or tart yaaas aj& tlV
Leghorn will last loafer.
Egga that aw fad to rhliaw t
thsa a ta a rtry
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