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yon win recent it ancie dai !
stales Lev esq ue is so bmi rival, and
taws is enly a man!"
imt so, Bert a, and being a boss he ia
SJlust enough to be trusted."
Tea think so?"
"t am sure of it!"
"I bepe yon may be right, dew; but if
hp skeald prove weak enough to be tempt-
Tbw I should b; strong emonsrh to for
get hint, Berta; but year fears are ground
less. I know Percy too veil t doubt
"Willfa! Queen Esther, yon nonst have
The girl laughed an she got up, and leas
ad her elbow on tie low, wide tnantel
pieue. Queen Esther! Ia truth there was
aeoeaaing queenly about this round-limb-
ad, frank-eyed English girl something I
h, and pure, and stately, souiethiug
(feat waa far beyood beauty.
Her fciater, Mrs. Hardinge, looking np
ai bar, felt this is a vague sort of way.
Sac heraeif was a handsome, placid wnm
aa, with a apleudid figure, which she drajj-
m w periecuoD, ana a low, lazy voice
which moat men found charming. She
had aiarried early and well, to ber own
tad her family' satisfaction. She waa
WtiHt that her favorite sister should
an,ke an equally good and uitable choice,
ha the riri waa intractable.
"Ifiwther." Mra. Hardinge said, preneat
4jr. "T wih yon had not chosen ta wear
tbat white drena to-night A you stand
era you would do for a frontispiece to
STUkie Collina 'Woman in White. "
"Poor me."' Esther laughed. "Shall I
aacr pleaae yon, I wonder Y"
Bhe swept across the room ta the jardi
aiare and picked a deep red rose, with its
gwetty fresh leaves about it. A she waa
aewing it lo the bosom of her dreaa tie
door beside ber opened, and a servant aa
aauared "Mr. Stauhoie; Mr. Flemiug."
last the faintest tinge of color crept into
Esther Durrant's face. She turned and
ant the two men on the threshold.
Mrs, Hardinge, coming slowly forward,
Watched her greeting of them curiwixly.
"Yoo are late, Hugh," ahe said to the
alder af the two; "we were beginning to;
daapair of seeing you to-nigbt."
"It is Stanhope's fault, Mrs. Hardinge,
that we have been so unfortunate aa to
keep yon waiting. He made a both late
tut the 5:40 down train."
Percy Stanhope his eager eye on Es
ther Durrant's fac! heard his friend's re
joinder without defeuding himself. It had
aot been bis fault wholly; but jut then he
did not care to explain tliat to their
faostesa. He had thought for nothing but
Bsther Durant'a exquisite smiling face.
Huw it had changed in the past few sec
acd! The tender eyes were like stars,
and a pale pink came and went in the pure
The dinner was a success, as Sirs. Har
dinge s little dinners usually were. The
Mater of the houte was not present. He
seldom was at home, in fact, ami his ab
eence was hardly regretted by hk hand
aome, low-voiced wife. Perhaps be gtiess
ad as much, and resented it. Perhaps be
was a indifferent to ber as he wag to
him. Whatever the cause might be, Jas
per Hardinge was ofu-uer to be found at
his rooms in Loudon than in his luxurious
house in Kent.
As the little party left the dining room
Mrs. Hardinge first with Mr. Fleming
Percy Ktaubope put his band on Ether'a
arm and detained ber.
"Are yon glad to have me back, EttyT"
I "Very glad, Percy V
' The dose-cut blonde head bent lower
aver the dnaky one.
"The time has seemed so long ta me, my
darling. I have chafed like a lion in
ahaias all these weeks. I have not lived
aae hour worth the living since I left you!
Only think, Etty, it will be three weeks
a lasiiuw gince I was down here!"
The girl' band tightened on bis sleeve;
her heart throbbing warmly uodt-r the
Mint rose gave a great bound for joy.
The sun was her idol; she loved him ag
the "good love heaven." He waa, in ber
ayes, the noblest, the truest, the best of
asan. To have won bis love was the
etowa of ber life, and she often wondered
has she had deserved such a gift.
The girl smiled np at him, a rapturous
aaule that bad the shine of tearsin it.
"Will it last, Percy V
"While my life lasts, sweetheart."
She swept him a low, laughing courtesy,
and opened the drawing room door sharply
ta tod ber sister buried among the cush
ions of her chair by the lire, and Hugh
Iteming standing by one of the side tables,
examining a 8evres plaque aa if he bad
the genuine "china fever" strong on him.
Ha waa atanding full in the light, and,
as saw came up to him, she was quite
startled by the rigid pallor of bis face.
Xbejr were old friends, these two, bad
baa boaa comrades for years before,
Whea Esther was a tiny child, ia short
tracks tad aashei.
"Are you ill to-night, Hngh?" aha ask
ed, pausing beside him.
U1? No! What a question!"
"Bsstresj look so pale! Do tell me; have
fwa beea hearing anything ta trouble
Tm aa instant his keen eyas looked
mn rata hen. Then he tamed iwai
wftft a mile.
1 have heard so new af aay aert, good,
had m UdUTereat, sad I am aa well aa
ha average haaaaa being erer ia, I be-
'QMkcrr Percy taaheee called ant.
Ca ty afcting Nilf stooi alasoot at
Km Erdlegt' tart. Ha a farted these
law aw U aad careless atmsdoa, and aaase
krv Oey becstte biav
j k that Mlae Levro la eeav
fcj tee ea a rMtr
iJt CM tbe eieee sf aM Dim U
1 1 ef Lesnaasd streets r Back TUm-
i i . i l-e ana aewsr wm a-
Dt: K nti
Pkrk that you tbonght her a hsrriblr
ugly little thing. Because Poire baa Wat
her money, Berta think her the mt
miserable of giris! I am gore Daicie her
self would not agree with her."
"But Durer Levesque tn reperted to
be immensely rich, and I nsderstssd that
he had adopted bis niece."
"Ye, he did ad'ipt her, bm tfcat failure
of Fenton'g bag ruined him alansst. s
Dulcie will not have a farthisg saw."
"Ah," Percy Stanhope aaid. with a
shrug, "now I understand! I had aet
heard of aid Durer' s ill fortuae! Ysa may
we!! say poor Dulcie, Mrs. IIard;se."
"SUe ia poor, ntter'.y, hseeiewly pssr,"
that lady repeated, piaeidlf. "tike talk
ed of going out a govrrsew, but Es
ther wuuld not hear of that. Slit tanra to
us instead for a time. It will be very
trying for me to have two yng wran
a chaperone; but Enter ia wi!Hal aae
must' give her her way.
Hugh Fleming, looting dswa at Kvther,
felt his heart throb; somehsw thin tali
beautiful girl, with her "talkinc eye,
had quite a knack of disturbing rt.
A little while afterward, whea Mrs.
Hardinge and Hugh were deep in a game
of cards, Esther stoic away to one of the
bay window, to which retreat I'ercy was
not long in following ber.
He laid his cheek against hew, holding
her tightly in hi strong arnss. He bad
told her the aimvle truth. He laved bcr
passionately, aimoat fiercely a It waft
ia his nature to love. He had loved other
women before ber, but never jniie with
the game love. Just a she herself waa
different from thoae other women, the love
be offered ber waa different from that
which he had given to them.
"And you were actually getting jeal
ont," he whuspered tenderly. "Yaa did
not wait for cause. You took aay faith
lesueg quite for granted."
"I did not. It was Hertt."
"I bave nothing to do with yonr girter,
Japer Hardinpe muat cultivate her organ
of faith, if she baa one. It ia your doubt
ing that grieve me; and yoo did doubt,
ao don't deny it. Iiw afcaJl I yaaiah yaa
"By proving me to have been wrong!"
He looked fondly into the heaatlflrt face
lying against hitu arm.
"Eather, yon don't know how I lov
you. i on have no more idea of tne
strength of my love than a Laplander
could have of the beat of the tropica. You
are more like a beautiful white statue
than a woman. I aumetiuiea wander if
yon bave a heart."
"I have not," she answered, "nnlewT
hiding her cheek against him 'ysu have
given me yours!"
He laughed, a proud, hsppf laugh,
which Hugh Fleming heard plainly and
the sound made him drop hi cards in a
heap under Mrs. Hardinge'a eyes, much
to her secret ainuKement.
"Yoo have bad that, my dearest, a year
or more," I'ercy rejoined.
It was oti a wild, windy day ia March
that Dulcie Ieresque first saw The Eims.
The gentlemen were out riding, Mra.
Hardinge had gone to see a friend and
had not relnrned, and Esther herself
drove the pony carriage to the station for
At sight of Esther she gave a smile of
relief, and stood back to allow a gentle
man behind her to get out. He paused to
help her and ber wrap on ta the platform,
then with a bow he turned and walked
out of the station.
Team of delight were hi Exthw Dnr
rant'a eyes as she held out both hands m
welcome to her favorite.
"It is good to see you again," she said,
looking down into the small face that dim
pled and flushed all over at the warmth
of her welcome. "What a cold Journey
you mnat have bad, and" with a long,
critical glaace "how well yoa are look
Dulcie laughed, sod lifted her shoulders
"It wag dreadfully cold, and oh" with a
little moan of distress "1 am half fam
"Poor girt! Ill drive you home as fast
as I csn."
The gentleman who had beea Dulcie'g
traveling companion stood on the side
path, talking to a smart groom in livery.
He stepped back to make way for the
girl, as they came down, and then Esther
Durrant saw his face clearly for the first
time. She did not know him; be waa a
stranger to ber. lie waa talking ta a
groom of Lord Harvey's, so pcrhapg he
was a visitor at Abbeylaudg. They were
always having visitors there since Lord
"What a handsome facer she thought,
a ahe just lifted ber eyes to it in pass
ing. They were going briskly along between
the bare hedges, and past little patches of
wooded land, and tiny ponds that looked
dark and sullen lo the cold March light
Here and there the huge black arms of a
mill whirled round to the lash of the high
wind, a groteaque blot against the sky.
The trees were leafless, the fields bare,
and little beapa of dust and leaves went
wheeling and tossing along the dry, rough
road. This dust troubled Dulcie horribly.
It made her checks tingle aad her ere
"Deer Esther aaid, after a panes, draw
lag up ber ponies by the aide of tie hedge.
-That is Abbeylaadr
Rhe rose little asd pointed with her
whip across the ftelde ta a house that
stood aa a slight asainence froutiag the
sooth, with the red (lint of the March
euashiM oa all its wiadawe a huge, h
regalar bieeh of bwOdaaga, rarret-ekaasd
aa ta the caster, branching oat into leag,
hftr, etaae-froated wiags, aad with that
hala af aid aaya ahaat it ae dear ta Eng
The Harveya have Irved than far ages.
A ia place, is It netr
Mat waa aalag hat eyas lalnliliai
b;, aa4 aha, tea, tSswgbt It " tea plaea."
wander Lard Carrey hi nrvvd,"
Du bus tred. "I sbeuid be proud,
tae. If I swsed a heme like that, 1 aalj
wish I did."
Tea mb!tlus wee creature." Esther
aaid, turning t smile a the small Bgure
beside her, muffled frem rbis t tses ia a
trv!ing olsler f pearl-gray fries
"You don't guppsse that you wsnid be
a shade happier ia a big hsuse like that
than you might be iu a small sae.
Dulcie leaned back and tmssthed the
hair out ef her eyes. It was a trick she
had, and there was something quaint and
childish in the action. Soft, curling ringa
sf hair they were that crept frsm under
the brim of her plush bat and lay Isving.y
sa the round, wide, white temples.
lo df.n t understand, she said; yen
are so different from me, and from every
aae else, I thii.k. '
They passed a few mere barren fields.
thea drsve thrsugh a bit sf rough, taer-
sughly Keatiftb lane, with high banks sa
either side, where snswdrops, pale and
gsidea primroses, were biding, and pres
eatly came to the wide, low gates of The
"What a funny houne!" Dulcie cried,
ssriaging dswn, and shivering a little un
der all her wraps, ffir the sunsb.ae had
died ant by then, and the wind u rising
keener and strsnger. "It seems a!) win
dows. Aad sh, Etty, what a splendid id
"That is suite a famous tree. Dulcie; I
MB-t intmdues ysu ta it presently. Hut
sea r, hnrry ia raw. Have jou forgotten
that ysu are hungry V"
"Ns. that I have aot. It is a very pleas
ant want, I fan BK-ure ysu."
When Mrs. Hardinge came home, she
fsnad the tw g'ris in Enlirr's rmc,
lounging sack in low chairs before the fire,
and tulkii.g as jdrls oi:!y can when they
have( known each other for years, und
have len parted for a while. A rsy
light from the west cume in thrsugh the
wide window, and mingled with the red
glow of the fire.
"Esther," Dulcie said presently, laying
ber eup down and looking across at her
friend with a smiie in her eyes, "what
about this lover of yours? Ia it quite true
that you are engaged?"
"1 believe so."
The girl's face flushed so hstly as she
gaid it that the smile deepened percepti
bly in Duieie's eyes.
"Weil, tell me about him, dear."
"Ob, there is nothing to tell, Dulcie!
I really " stammering.
"You are is love with him, I hope?"
"Of course" with a little stare of gur
prii aad a hotter blush than ever.
Then Esther ruse, and going to a little
fancy box on the dreK;ng tonic, she tsok
from it a large silver Iscket attucbed to a
"That ia his likeaess," she said, aoftiy,
coming back ts the hearth, and layiag the
locket spes on her friend's hand.
As Dnleie leased forward to examise it,
Esther slipped down oa the rug at her
feet, and with ber elbows sn her kaees
looked up at her. As she looked at ber,
a great surprise came M ber. Duicie'a
face had changed at sight of that pictured
face, ia its plain silver setting, till Es
ther half wondered if her owa eyes were
not playing ber nme trick. It rsu'd sat
be, she thought, that Dulcie's face had
really looted like tout. It was seine
shadow of the ISreligh'i that bad deceived
ber ey for aa instant.
&urpr. dismay angu:sh swept over
rtie piquant, blsoming face, which the red
light showed mit so plainly. The bioom
all died out of it; the arch look faded. In
their p!acs cam a stony pallor, a rigid
liok that was woeful.
At last she looked up, and eatigat Es
ther's surprised eyes watching her. hhe
smiled wan'y, and held up ber hand, as if
to shield ber nice from the fire-giow.
"He is good-looking, Etty. I da t think
I ever saw a handsomer face."
"But he is better than that," Esther an
swered, with fond, shy pride in ber lover.
"He is so noM and faithful, aad and
tender, Du icier
Dtilrie chivered a little.
"Is be, my darling? I am very glad,
lie could hardly tie loo good for Queen
Ecther." aoftiy smoothing the fair check
go clow to her own. And then, laughing
a little harshly "I oaly hope he is not a
veritable King Ahasuerus to your Esther!
He did not hire another queen before
you, did he, EttyT
"I don't understand you," ,
""Yon rnmerolier don't you? that King
Ahnsnerus had put away aoe wife be
cause she had a will of ber awn before
ever he took unto himielf the fair Jewish
"I'ercy never had a wife."
"No" with a mocking laugh; "but he
may have had a sweetbesrt, Etty."
"1 think aot I am sure not!"' a little
coldly, rising and putting her locket ea re
folly bark into its case.
iMilcie answered nothing to that. She
seemed suddenly to have grown quite
chilly, for she crouched forward nearer
the fire, srirh her elbows on ber knees,
and her chin buried In ber little pink
palms. Once or twice sbe dosed her eye
as if thea smarted, and It even seemed as
if there were a line of moisture on the
long fringe. But that could scarcely
have been, for Doleie had often boasted
that she bad cried as little in her life as
"if ahe had been a boy."
Presently Mrs, Hardinge came bark for
her tea. The gaa was lighted, -and the
talk went on again briskly; but never once
wsa Esther'a lover mentioned.
Dulcie's boxes bad been taken into Es
ther's room, and the two girls dressed to
gether. Mrs. Hardinge ber owa toilet
made ratue back to superintend theirs,
quiet a usual, but critical.
"What dress must I put on to-night,
Berta r" Esther asked, turning round a
gleaming white vision, bare-armed aad
bare-shouldered frem the glass.
"Your blue cashmere, I think, and I'll
lend yoa a raby fan; fat will go aieely with
"Blue aad rube!" Esther laughed. "Tea
are determined 1 aba 11 aot lack color to
Meanwhile little Dnleie waa bagy pick
ing ant from the well parked boxes the
drees she wanted. WhesTit wa laid out
on the bed Mrs. Hardinge' quick rye took
note of It. It did not please ber, perhaps,
for a kind of pucker came between her
dark, straight brow.
Yet k waa a very p retry dregs. It wai
a Genoa velvet; the darkest tint af greet
K looked almost black in some lights
soft, rich, eiqaisite to touch aad eight
The bodice waa eat very low, with tigb
sleeves reaching to the elbow, gad than
were the prettiest lare trimmings a ban
the besom, aad falling loose and feb
atom the dhnmled arms.
ether calked tat ia deHaht at aksstt ad
It at rather DMa la il-fer fat wae tbd
girl that aha asUnirsd asore than the djaaaJ
Tnj are a perfect picture, fynjcwi mftr
i w not bm yoa wart aa butctiftl
Aid in leak aa eaaJat, ta."
I a ta drawing; rosea the avntli
already waiting. Hagh riemiag leeeaiaay
a a lew aastr my the Ire, recap lUahapa
at the graad piaae. playr saateaes af
Weber, aed fragment af 'Jena Wmh-
Bsis rose as the ladles entered, aad both
pairs ef eyeg turned iastiartively toward
the little figure that followed Esther.
lookieg smaller taae nsaal evaa bp sea- J
Hugh Flemlig waa the first ta be iatre
duced ts Dulcie. Then Perry Staahspe
came forward slowly and stood before her.
"Mr. Stanhope Dulcie! My dear friend,
Dulcie Levesque Percy," Esther Dsrrsst
said ia her lew, clear voice.
Aad Dulcie lifted np her eyea and look
ed iuts I'ercy Stanboies face for sne
fleeting half second, aa be bent bis blende
head over the band she offered bin
Esther did aot look just then at either
of them. Her breast wag beating fast,
her cheeks were flashing, she was ss prsud
of this lover of hers. If sbe had leaked
this is what she would have seen during
that half second. A spasm ef pain sn the
inai s lips; a bitter curve sn the wsmsa a,
a shadow sf fear in the uian'a eyeg, a glow
sf scsra ;a the woman's.
t'l'o be continued.)
KIPLING'S FIRST SPEtCK
The Author Mas at Last Appeared ia
u liall'j uct inic Hall.
While all of En.'lauil and half of
America arc golug wild over liudyiml
KJpliug's books, the author himself la
skulking away iu some small couutry
town doing all In bis iwwlt to avoid
the public aud tlie honors that are.
ready to burst uikiii liiiu If ho totiU'
only !)( found and brought out into bo-
clety a few times. During his sojeuru
in India lie has evidently Unbilled tlio
sjiirit of tbo klii); of the juugle w ho de
lights to creep forth at uiht. commit
bis depredation, and then Meal back
into the shade, braving Hie villagers to
wonder at the stupendous character of
his work. Kudyurd In quite willing
that people should read hist books, but
they niuKt let bkn alone. Society lead
ers in London have trlod every conceiv
able plan to get bim out. but all to no
avail. The Duchess of Devonshire
spread bcr net, but in vain. Mrs. fleorge
Curzou tried to arrange a meeting of
Mr. Balfour and Mr. Kipling at her
botis. but Rudyard did not go. Liter
ary clubs of every description have
showered their Invitations uikid him.
but be has always n-plifHl "uo."
Iu spite of all bis diwdalu for social
functions, and after having tloclJned
proffers that most literary men would
have been glad to have hud the oppor-
tunlly to accept, Rudyard bus at last
appeared at a banquet. He baa recited
one of bis poems and mado an after
dinner speech. The surprise Is that h
was not induced to come forth from
his solitude by any literary, scientific
or aristocratic presHiire, but at tbo so
licitation of a plain every-day doctor
of medicine to whom the author bad
some years ago taksn a fancy.
Government's Old Gutd ltusinrs
Hard times can be- pretty well otl
matrd by the amount of gold Jewelfy,
old plate, and trinkets, says Director
of the Mint Preston, presented at the
government mints. During the period
of extreme depression the amount of
metals pnrcbased by the government
reached high Ogures, but In the past
year It has dwindled considerably. At
the approach of the holiday season tne
jewelry sent to mints to be sold in
creases In large proportion compared to
the quautUy sold in the dull season.
Soon after New Year there Is usually
a heavy Installment at tu a-ssa of
fices and mints.
Within the past week a pair of gold
bracelets, which cost $.V, wx-re sent to
the mint bureau here to be sold for the
gold In them. Their owner said be
could not keep them, ns he requited the
money, and asked Director Preston to
dispose of them at whatever value tl.-ey
might bring. The biacu'.ets, ou beln;
melted down, wire shown to couLiin
17 worth of pure metal.
From 1873 down to laat yiar the
amount of money paid out by the gov
ernment for old gold, plate and Jewelry
has steadily lncrejiaed. The bigh-water
mark waa reached in Hril, when ine
government paid out for plate and jew
elry $4,0X5,710. The Philadelphia trint
melts nine-tenths of the plate and
jewelry pnmnte1 to the rfovornmeut
Payment ia generally male iu gold
when the jewelry is of that tnotal.
Chicago Inter Ocvho.
fclaes of liamrin Hearts. '
"It la customary to assort that wom
en are more apt to love than men. and
that they love with greater passion,"
saJd the physician. "But, oe vert hel use,
If the heart baa anything to do with it,
the greater love sbouW be that of the
"For a woman's heart la not so big aa
that In the male breast. Men bare
larger hearts. Ttie average bear, of a
man weighs from ten to twelve oarjcea,
while the average best of a woman
welglia two ounce less. Kervrthetaaa,
In proportlan to the whole weight of
the body the woman's heart la greater,
for In tbe normal woman tba beart
weighs 1149 as much aa all tba resit of
ber, while sbe man'a heart ta bat MOD
of bw total weight "-Lewtstoo (lie).
Hla Oaly Chanoa.
There bad been aome bard words
from each on the faolta of tbe opposite
sex, sum she flnaily gave what ahe
thought would be a parting shot.
Tou rail at ua," ahe said, "and snaka
fun of oa, but what, I aak jmm, would
you do without wetaewr
"Oct rich,'' ha replied pramptty, tad
sbe waa no imdlgoajit that M took her
aak hla for a hnr boanet
"I ta. fwa, ba to Ipulah
-Baaskt tarwa iam
hiw ttst Mala affair snhjht
i - : . Aa fa'' lAl .
Ch eken I, ice.
Lice cause the death of millions ef
chickens every year, and especially lit
tle growing chicks. It Is not the kind
ef lice that feed on the hens at night
and go back onto tbe perches to hide
during the day and digest the blood
they sucked at night These are "chick
en bedbugs," aa a friend ba very aptly
named them. We bave had a few of
these and easily destroyed them by
pouring kerosene on the roost poles un
til it drips off. I have the poles mova
ble, and sometimes take tkem out and
singe them after applying the kerosene,
er get new ones.
But the lice that trouble u are the
big gray ones that crawl from the hen
to the little chicks as soon a.- batched,
and fasten upon their heads, throats
and the back of their necks. They suck
their blood and lay eggs that soon
hatch and make hundreds of little lice
that run nil over their bodies.
Last fall I read of tobacco dust being
bix i.icn MAa-
a remedy, so early thl season I got 100
pounds of It. We find It very satisfac
tory. It kills the lice and does not hurt
the hens or the little chicks. We sprln
k'.d It over the sitting bens while on tbe
nests and put it In the dust wallows.
and thus reduce the amount of lice on
(U? old fowls. As soon as the chicks
are off the nett, we critically Inspect
every one of thorn for lice. I use pure
kerosene, dipping the tip of s finger In
it, auf touch the top of the bond, the
th.-oat and back of the nock. When
the down is wet In this way the lice are
easily seen, and the kerosene kills all
that it touches, both litre and nit. I
also rub a little grease on the hen's
neck, rump and under her wiDgs. B.
Van Deusan, In Orange Judd Farmer.
tin i Id 1 rig a r- tsrk.
Many tons of bay have to be stacked ;
out of doors, because of scant room '
within the barns. Many of these stacks
are wholly, or in part, spoiled from im
proper building. A platform should
first be built, to keep out botto danip-
A pole should be aet up In tbe
middle of this, to give ateadlneaa to tbe
stack, particularly to Its upper part.
and to afford an attachment for ropes
that should run from tbe point at tbo
top down the aide, to keep the hay
from blowing off. Under the ropes
pat a cap of cloth to start tba water
dowo over tbe aides (Iroperly. In tola
way but a minimum of loss will be ex
perienced. American Agriculturist
Experiments with Tarkera,
A farmer who baa raised turkeys
many years, and who takes pleasure la
making experiments, writes thai char
coal, turkey fat and diamonds are
alike In some respects. It Is a fact that
mors fat may be gotten out of charcoal
than one would suspect, without a
knowledge of chemistry. Here is aa
accoant of one experiment: "Four tur
keys vers confined la a pan and fed oa
steal boiled potatoes and oats. Four
other of the same brood were at the
sains Ubm confined la another pea and
red dally on the article, but with one
plat of very fine pulverised charcoal
mixed with then? food mixed meal and
boiled potatoea. They alao bad a ptaatV
fol supply of broken charcoal la their
pea. The eight were killed oa the same
nay, aad there was a dlflTarenee of IVi
aoaafts each ta faror af the fowls
which had beea supplied with charcoal.
tae fatter, aad the
a petal of
realtor assail Vara.
The Ksepfag er kjo ass ea a
fsa areas ef eara, pwtatoee
aad ky disflag a irawjai af
caad lsr. cay fee
lasuL . ' it
HOW TO Bt'LLD A
they befog teaeh
aeas aad taTor. -rvattry
, kept on ten acres In connection
j poultry-growing. The cows would fup
i nlsh manure to keep a part of the 1
In very high state of cultivation.
the skim-milk given to drink, tmed la
mix the dough or made Into curd fa
young fowls, would furnish exeeJlea
food for them. If one or two acrea of
land could be devoted to potatoea ai
unsalable ones would make good cblch
en feed. Just to what extent any am
should go Into poultry, or kinds the
should keep, each one must determine)
for himself. In some cases It will pay
best to keep only one kind of thorough
i bred fowls, and sell the eggs and fowl"
! for breeding purposes, but this will re
quire some skill In advertising aud oara
, in breeding. Poultry Kccmt.
The I.nrccut II oz In the World
It Is rather curiously a Southern)
fanner who has succeeded In producing
the bog that turns the scales at the.
greatest weight. T. W. Wllllajoa, of
Decatur, Ala., Is the man, and his bog,
which he says Is only threp years old,
weighs l.MM pounds and is so fat that
It cannot rise. It Is 10 feet 2 Inchea la
length, four and a half feet high. Il
owuer has refused VtO for It, thinking"
that he can make more by taking it
from place to place, and using It ss a
show. The hog is of the Berkshire
breed, crossed ou the native Southern
stock. If the hog haa made Its growth
In three years. It meana an annual gala
of 508 pounds per year. That would ba
double what most hogs gain during;
the first year of their lives, when tbe
gain la usually greatest
Mnriy 1 ach Animal.
There is a disposition to rebel against
"feeding tables," that Is, making the al
lowance of food according to the lis
weight of the animal- No rule for
feeding that are based on weight caa
be followed, as the preferences for tbe
various kinds of food, the capacity of
production, and the healtb of the ani
mals vary. A largo cow may be a
dainty feeder, while a small one way at
all times be ready to consume Urge
quantities of food. To feed proper
It la necessary for the dairyman to
study each cow in his herd aud allow
her as much as she require. If aha
does not pay for her food then ho
should replace her with a better animal.
but It matters not how large a quantity
of food a cow may consume provided
she gives a profit. '
Plowing In Gunner,
If there la ever a time whea deep
plowing Is advisable It Is In summer, es
pecially If some green manure can b
turned tinder the furrow. This will
heat rapidly in hot weather, and the
gase from Ha ' fermentation rising
through tbe soil will mellow It mora
than can l- done by the most thorough
cultivation when such land Is deep)
plowed iu spring. In fact, most spring
plowing ought to bo very shallow, aa
the air Is not warm enough to warm
through a deep furrow, and, therefore.
If vegetation la then deeply plowed in II
rots very slowly.
Overfeeding l efore Working:.
Whenever a working team has aa un
usually hard job it Is the babit of some
farmers to feed It extra, thus glvlnf
ha stomach an additional labor, and
thus lessening available present
strength. It ought always to be remem
bered that It la tbe food eaten the day
before, and for days and weeka before
that, which la available for preatjnt
trength. No animal ought to be ex
pected to work on an empty stomach.
But a light feed before an extra bard
job I better than loading tbe steasaeh.
with more than It requires.
Care of Howsc Walls.
There should be an Inclosed bonding
over every well from which water ta
be taken for family use. Multitudes of
Insects and even small animals fall Inta
the well if K is exposed to the air and
has no curb around It 8o, too, there
Is always much dust blown Into It, and
the rays of the sun shining down make
the water too warm to use during hot
weather. Every time a bucket la low.
ered Into tbe water k carries some ef
tbe warmth It bas. absorbed from eoa
tact with the summer sir.
About t BlMgollJng.
Subsolllng has tbe advantage of loos
ening tbe bard pan below the surface,
It may be Injurious on aome soils ta
turn the subsoil up, but it can do a
harm to pulverize It This Is dons by
having a subsoil plow follow lo the
furrow that la being tnnl it., k.
enlng of the subsoil permits tbe roots
or tne plants to go deeper, thus derrtv
Ing more moisture and plant food. Sub
soiling ahould ba accompanied with
thorough drainage, however, er the
land will be lacking In warmth.
As a preventive and remedy for atf.
dew ea gooseberries, the New Tort ax-'
peri mart station found that
plications of a eolation of pastel ma
uiDvioa reuucea tne loss from W to I
per cent, the east being 1 coat far
treating Are baahels seven times. The
eolation Is prepared by dissolving one
ounce of the salnhld is, ts. "n
ef water. ' "
WttSMB sa AmI. t 1
Umo eaa be ayplled la the fail
ea wver tae BWWASa, sa Its
torn down, The ralaa as
ry It help the eesfaee, aad aa
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