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. CHAPTER V. (Continued.)
Ca got p after a while, aud trailed
tare long skirt over the carpet to the writ-
btabl. A little homely desk that she
had for year stood on it. Opening
he tusstd the content about care
ss tf she were looking for some
There were letters in profusion
0mi eae or two printed scraps. At last
gee found that for which ahe was looking.
V setter written on thin foreign post in
, large, running hand. It was a long let
ter, aad she read H from the first line to
flat last. It was full of earnest, passion
ate words, which Bade her eyes fill as she
mmi them. The lore la it seemed so
Cthfui, so warm, so present, that it cut
r heart like knife.
, Hot tears fell upon the letter bitter
tsars, whk somehow sectfied to be wssh-
bag little of her glowing youth awsy
Msaw cheat. Then she tore it not angrily,
bet eaiatly aad deliberately into Uttie
pastes, and dropped them, like a shower
ef snowilakes. Into the fire.
"TVst ia ended, " she thought, watching
theta enrl op and torn into tinder in the
reedy, lapping flame. "Dear old Ktty,
I mil rather cot off my hand than give
yea one pa&g of para."
Very siowly ohe took her pretty dreas off
ad put It away, smiling a little to her
eeif. hot with less bitterneas than at first.
Over Mrs. Hardinge's warning.
"I an too beautiful for a poor man,"
gkt thought, letting her bright hair faB
heat her face and over her snowy shoul
4ats. "But I oonld never lore anybody
agaia, so there i no fear from thai quar
ter. Still I must do my beet to get set
flea, for I know it wonld kiU roe to he
aavabbed aa women like Berta Hard lag
woo Id sastb bm it I were earning my own
Meanwhile, Julias Carre, sippfag In the
Coking room at Abbeyiasods, was dream-:
: of a fresh, piquant face, with shining
ftnga of hair about the temples, and large,
Is, aid eye, softly veiled by the whitest
f white lids. He was not in love not
a hit of it. Nothing was farther from
his thought than to cotumit bimeif eeri
aasly to this lovely dimpled darling whom
gate had thrown m his way. But he was
"track," as he himself would hare ex-
"By George." he muttered, "I thought
ber a sice little thing that day in the
taKway carriage; but 1 had not an idea
ahe waa half so lovely as she appeared
"What do yon think of M!s Lc
"resque?" he said aloud to his friend, who
was lying foil length on a lounge, puffing
gfenda of smoke from his bearded Hps.
"Uncommonly pretty, but biaarre.
Waan't share something odd about her
Julian Carre laughed.
"Couldn't yon teX? They are
green aa emeralds."
"How horrible for her, poor girl!'
"Horrible?" opening eyes ef disdain.'
"Don't you know that they are the love
best eyes on earth, when they are of the
are tint that here are 7"
"Lucky ttist It is a rare tin. I prefer
aay color to green.'!
"But you cas't deny that the girl is
"My dear fallow, I Aoe't want to deny
Julias laughed aad knocked the aan out
at his pipe. '
"Too don't meaa to aay that yon are
mitten In that quarter, Julian?" rising
an one elbow, the better to see the other.
"Smitten, I ahooid rather think not."
"Well, it would be singular," Ird Har
vey went on, "W you were, Carre, the
Invincible, to go down at the first abot
before a pair of green eyes, and a ripe
baby mounh, would be aotoethTug to aaton
hrr, te native."
"I have bo Intention ef 'going down,'
a you put it, hut a fellow can admire a
eretty girl, and no harm done."
"That all depends if you keep well with
la the bouoda of admiration. It's a dan
gerous game, I can teU you, and leads you
down to the deottve before you know
where yon are."
"Spoken wit the weight of experience,"
Am other said, coo'ly.
Lord Harrey winced a httle.
"Then you ahooid hoed st the more,
"No fear for me, oM fellow. 111 hoed."
Aad an he Intended. He was rich, and
tattered, aad aoiight after, and, iu cn
aeqaese, sot a little spoiled. That this
girl, without 0 far ss he knew one
fraaa) eoaaeetioa in the world, and wit
at a penny to call her own, should have
tVt power to hart him, rather tickled his
aaavaa of humor.
"She la a dear Utile thing." he thought;
tag I afcall be awfully glad to aee ber
Ogata. Bat marry her! Wail, I should
Iw aaaaV, Indeed, to ao that,"
ifr day after Mra. Hardlnge's Uttle
, th Harrey earnaae drew up, aud
Harrey, aangat aaa aangnry,
ta pay aor irat call at The
Mra. Haedtag Wraalf waa not at home.
t Cathar waa; aad It waa ahe who re
awbrag tka old lady la the long, bright
vuicm, ai aajai ax aw
ganiaga kacora the gate, hag raa away,
g4 aaav Cathar waa left to do ate hea
aa aloM. tU waa rery gractoaa, aad
vary aia, wlCfe a high-bred ease that
- Im mtttw IssaiMaelv. This waa
gt aJt tW gait ac girl that she had
l .ami la aaa, au. cuuwagav tmmj
iHrMg batlewa, waa hi haaiaaas af asasa
tyn ta aVe etty; a ataek broker ar saoasr
t totAh! eh arWa aaaaaMf a haad-
lt mSUr, wat thai ftrt. hi kef high.
C "!f aM aaaaksWi aaM) ffaaa,
i 1 r r-r I- t C
i w ibi bv
"4 - lis' at " "vft'e? 'tu.
... -u II. Alt i.l- 1-.-,
gloyed finrs; "bnt I hope that we sbaH
be friends in future."
"May I come in?" Dulcie raHed out,
peering into the drawing room as the
carriage wheels were heard depsrting.
"Has the Gorton gone, without doing
"Oh, Dulcie, she waa rery pleasant!
She has asked us both up to the Abbey;
aud she emid, going away, that he hoped
we would be frienrin in future."
"The ftP forbid, dear. I should ex
pect to fade away like a Vringliii' if
once she turned those black orbs upon me
"But we need not anger her, Dulcie."
"Oh, I should be sure to'" with a
comical Uttle sigh. "I bare a talent for
upsetting the BPrtfs of fMeriy pcoi'i."
"Yea, and of people that are not elder
"Your sister's, for example?"
"Oh, I was not thinking of herP Esrter
"Oh, no, I am not rexed with her.
Someone I thought a vst deal more of
than Berts llgrdiuge told me, months sod
months ago, that I was a flirt a 'thorough-paced
flirt,' was the expression. So
you see I bsd heard my character before,
or I might hare been more shocked"
Esther's face grew grate. .
"1 should not like anyone to say such
a thing to me. Dulcie, If they meant It."
"No one ever will," Dulcie laughed,
lifting her c!aped hands above her head
and touching Esther's bent face with the
slender, locked fingers. "If you broke a
man's hurt he would look into your tran
quil eyes aad awear you aerer meant to
"I hope yon ECTer will do such a thing,
"Oh, I am not snre that I dor Aad
for an instant a passionate gleam came
into her eyes. "But there, run away and
write yonr letters" jumping up and
knocking a footstool over in her rapid
But when Esther had gone aad ahe had
the room to henelf, she did not take up
her noreL She sat down to the piano in-;
stesd, and began to play gay dance
music at first, then she slipped Into more
moumfnl measures. Soft adagios and ex
quisite sonatas filled the room with de
licious melody. At laet, with a sudden,
awift clang of sweet chords, she broke into
a little Basque loTe-song, a rude little
ballad that she had beard the peasant
women sing at their wheeis, in the red,
warm-locking light before their cottage
"Her besrt was in the song.
It trembled ia the measure;"
hut she nerer finished It. Before the
last rente wss resched she broke down
in a sudden psssion of tesrs. Her hsnds
went np to ber eyes, and she cried for a
minute or so with the Tehemence of a
Good hearens, Dule'.e, don t cry like
The roice stnened her; the strong hsnd
grasping her shoulder seemed to send the
tesrs bark to her heart
"How stisll I bear my Hfe If you are
Bot hsppy? Oh, Dulcie, Duhae!"
Stiil she sat tftere, motionlea aa any
statue, under his touch. She knew who
it was. That voice, so sbe thought, would
hsre had power to pierce the shades of
death and reach ber ekdng ears. Her
heart wss throbbing Tspidiy; the passion
in his voice had dried the tttvrs in her
eyes, sod hot, guihy, besutjfnl bluet es of
wild joy burned on her cheeks.
It waa Percy Stanhope, her old lore,
aad aomediing seemed to whisper in Iter
heart that be was hers still.
"Iisten to me, Dulcie" slipping his srn
round her other shoulder snd pressing her
head against him, as he stood partiy tie
bind, partly beside her. "It baa not been
all my fault. Heaven knows I thought
you mesnt It, when you told me you hated
me that night. I swear that I never for
one moment thought that you loved me
He pressed his lips to the glossy hair,
and th arm tiiat beid her to h.ra tighten
ed Its hold, ftbo was wicked she knew
It. Her heart waa filled with pain snd
sVame, and hopeless, mad love. Thl
man was not her lover could never be
hers again. He belonged u another wom
an, tulioui it r.a t'T jji i.rtii' i
love, aa dearly, akuost, as ",c iored hint.
And yet the regret in his words,' the cSap
of his arm, the gentle caress from hi lips
thrilled through her whole frame.
With a sudden resolution ahe put it all
from ber, the joy and the temptation, and
swung herself round on the music stool
and out of Ms anus with a jerk.
"I wish yon would learn to oom Into a
room like other people, Mr. Stanhope. 1
did not know that you ware wiohm nalea
of this place."
"I could not help It" coming a step
nearer and lifting np hla hand pawdon
ately, hia clenched right hand, aa if he
would tike to vent bia pain on torn one.
"You know I could not.- Am I a atone, do
yon think? If we had been the strsngcrs
It haa been your will to have na appear,
I could not hsve been more guarded. Ia
not that true?"
.Tea, It Is," she replied.
"Bnt now, that I know yon love ma;
bow, that I know heaven help me! that
I love yon ss msdly aa ever I did, la kt
not time to apeak?"
"No," she said, sDd"-paating a little,
aa If ber breadi were failing ber "I do
sot lor you. You are mists ken."
Ha looked at bar and langtied langhed
aioad, ia a weird, mirthlsas fashion, and
ta girl's eyea darkataed aim pala or faar,
or I 7to, perhaps, as aha heard hka.
Then be it rod forward aaa took her
(mods Into hte. lifting them np, and hold-
kaf aVssa together In a dooe, cruel grasp.
"Last me ra ba faca, If aa dare, Dal-
ata Lataataa, aaal tall
rks as - - - - bJani ah
Laaovad cor looked at tfca, Outside Cha
ajta Ml drearibr, aad tka Magma af taw
.V,, fx J
?!wi cannot, rookie. You aouid not
say ll" plrsdingly.
'Oh, Percy T she ssid, Kftir eyea
driwrH in tears to his fsce, "tsve you
forroiten Etty?" .
II-' urj;,rJ tcr hatide tum, r If the
suit wUrte Cerh had ieco hot lrr.
At fhst cvr.vzt z i'"r ::sr.J sa'rf.'e.
the d..or o-,uvd, snd Either herwlf, s pile
( iitu r L, t'tr L!. "-ri.t lit rwB-
Hi e gae a little erj of deli.ji tl 't '
'.S i of IVr. T. and at 3 te It Vcrvti to i
L ivt n r. li i e;.e were uglj Ji
but not o( her; his cii were tiukhetl,
but ber comiiig had not flushed tbein.
Khe did not know that, tbouch. She
saw hiui, ai:d she was glad, and the joy
on her fare made her beauty fairer.
When Percy Stanhope had gone, Esther
wer.t to see Dulcie. ISbe found her in ber
room, 1 ii.g on the bed, her face pale, her
"One of my horrible hesdschea," she
e.:d, keeping her cheek well pressed into
the pillow. "I shan't be fit for anything
now till it goes away."
"Your poor little darling?' taring a
hand as soft ss velvet on ber throbbing
temples. "I fcbsll make you a cup of
strong tea. That will do yon good, per
haps. "No, please don't" a tittle fretfully.
"I only want to be left alone."
"Then I'll go away aud not disturb you.
Try to get a fc!eep if you can."
When she had gone, Dulcie turned on
her pillow with a groan.
As slie lay there, with fever-bright
dieeks, snd fever-bright eyes, and tangled
curly head pressed wearily back among
the pillows, sbe looked fair enough t
keep sny love. But there is such a thing
as Singing love away. It is a dangerous
gnme U play, for one csnnot always win
it back unco one would; and so willful
Diik-ie Lad fmiiid, to her cost.
Terry Stsnho) had Hold the truth when
be said it had not been all bie fault. The
Inarac lay pretty equally between them.
He bad loved her,dr!y, ajid ahe had
loved hun better than the knew herself.
TIow delightful:' Dulcie said to her
selffi with s little sigh, "How exceeding
ly entertaining to sit her alone and
watch those two go tnooning' along, in
an ecstatic day-dream."
It was a clear, freeh April day, and the
three, Ihilcie and Esther and Percy Stan
hope, had walked serosa the fields to
gether, and were loitering bow in the
graveyard of the old church. At !et
Duicie wsa. She had professed herself
tired, and quite unabie to go a step fur
ther. "How quiet It sll r Dulcie thought.
"These peple loved snd bated, and long
ed for what tbey couldn't get Just like
na. And now their very names are for
gotten." Ju"t tu a bnr"t f melody swept out
of the church a very rush of music that
seemed to pier re the drowsy quiet of the
"1 hnjie I did not stsrtle yon. Miss Le
ewqtie'T' and then, seeing thst she was
listening fsr more to the nnic than to
htm Julian Carre aaid: "That ia Harrey
playing. He often comes here to prac
tice. He savs this organ Is better than
the one ttiey have st home."
She pot her band out at once, and hie
closed tightly over it.
"I am so glad to have met yon! Do yon
know" lryi'g to make her look st him
"I have done little else than look oat for
you for tJie !t fortnight! Where have
you been hiding yourself?"
"Nowhere" atoopteg to pick up her hat
from the gross.
"It you g away now," Jnllan Carre
went on. In hia low, mutual voice, "I
shall feel that you have not forgiven me
for disturbing you, and I aball be mis
erable.' "I will stay for a little while."
He smiifd. and thanked her; and, look
lug Into his eyes, he remembered what
Mrs, Hsrdinge hsd ravi, and a sudden
shyness sent the blushes Into ber face.,
"Bit here," he said, going on a step or
two before her; "and then you will be in
the shsde, snd need not pot on yonr hst
You look so much prettier wkhout it."
"How do you know?" very seriously.
"You have not yet seen me In it."
"Oh, yea I have or in one of some
sort! You forget we were fellow trav
elers, when yon were coming ber first."
"So I did!" with a laugh. '1 don't
often rhoo th shade, but, if I sm to
sit bareheaded, perhaps it wiil be best
for me now."
She gathered her skirts round her, and
sat d-jwn; he took his place on the step be
low ber, so that the two heads were not
very far apart. Where they sst tbey
could plainiy bear the roll and swell of the
organ. Ird Hartey wss pisying aa If,
like the Blanks of old, he sought to exor
cise some evil spirit by the power of his
"Hit smile msde sunshine in a sbady
pla'-e," quoted Julian Csrre, In a low
voice, Jiting grace, admiring eyes to Dul
cie's. That yonng lady, leaning back, with
her i.iic's folded oo ber lap, looked back
at him as jrravely,
i'.,r tYr.! I hni'id not like to be
m '..- ' Vii' w !'' !.' "1 :' ; be I'aor"
worse than having emerald eyes.
"You hsv not forgotten that?"
"No. Why should I ? Yon meant K for
a compliment, did you not?"
"Yes. but you did not taka It aa such."
"Didn't IT Uuiocently.
Hers was a face no man could see with
out owniLg its power, its charm. It would
creep into bis heart; it would make Itself
a part and parcel of hia life, and then, let
him forget It if he eon Id I
Julian Carre waa learning something
of HiU sa he aat on the njoae-atained
son, in the April light, and talked to her.
Sbe laughed at bUn, aad with him, frank
ly. She waa gay aud f alet by turn. Shr
plainly took all hia pretty epeees aa her
due, and not even hla vanity could discern
any effort on her p-rt to please him.
She wss simply e Joying tb freah air
and the aunh!ne, sod she allowed him to
help her enjoy tfaem; "that waa all. And
still the organ pealed, and the pisyer In
the shades of the dusty old argaa loft for
got the world and tea carta.
"Hark!" D ul da said suddenly, lifting
ber head to listen, "Did yon hear that?"
Jjliau Cwre had been looking at her,
forgetting all the world hut ber, aud had
-"No! What was It r laming Wniaerf a
"A encV'; I HH f rw'-c. t'Inetlj."
"lLd4l la what direction""
"It see jid to be over A'rt"-poItrting
ta the direction of AbharUada; "bot 1
eovid not be aurer" aad fhea. meeting hla
ayaa, bar own faat, aad ahsplaahai ftri
"A. I aaa that I aaad aat
af gat old enpawtarton I"
1 can't awtsafg m U
Kiie ss irxed Witt heraetf for klMa
itag. aad with hdm for making hat Maaa.
She couid hav pitta her Up through for
the blunder she had ssade. And yet, how
smiH hie man guess at her roolii long
iTe to win th muster of that oM pile,
who bad nwer given ao much as a
wv, ,n vr ct krw 't
It was only her ailiy fswy.
'1 . -i'id like to be:;-e in tiein," ha
sc.'.l, k-tVl :g n j, fvtii hertuo ihe hhe
Uty distajice. "It would be comforting
t'i Huiw thgt our fates v ere foretawi ; and
tuat, la drif tiug with the stream, we only
yielded to our deatiny."
"I should nut like that at all," the girl
answered quickly. "I would rather be
my o o dcWiny, and, taking my life in
my hand, do with it what I would."
"The strongest of us cannot do that,"
Julian Carre said; "and, perhaps, k ia as
weH that we cannot."
"I da not know."
"Bnt you do know" fa sing longingly
Into the exquisite face above him "what
the first call of the cuckoo ia aaid to aig
nify to those who hea it."
"Oh, of course! But that ia mere non
sense." "Sweet noneense; sweeter than any wis
dom. I shall not refuse the comfort it
brings me, at all events. I will believe in
the omen so long sa I may."
Aud then, leaning back a little tiH bis
close-cut head was ner her arm, aud he
could feel the gentle breath from her
sweet mouth sweep over bim, he began to
repent, earnestly, half-passdonately, the
words of Maud's mad lover:
"Oh! let the solid ground not fall heneatL
Before my life hsa found what some have
found so sweet!
Then let come what come may, what mat
ter if I go mad?
I ahall have had my day.
"Let the sweet beaveDs endure, not ck
and darken above me.
Before 1 am quite, quite aure that there i
one to love me;
Then let come what come may, ta a life
that has been ao sad;
I ahall have had aiy day!"
(To be continued.)
TRICKS OF MEMORY.
Peculiar Instants from Ancient aad
The first man to start a school for lh
training of memory was a Greek, SI-
iimd11h, who ntad one of hia povrW
composition: to a large audience aad
m fW-iiiAtod thteai that when be bowed
and withdrew from the building Uugr
sat spellbound. The roof raved ta and
killed tbeto all, mangling them so that
the bodies were unreoopiir.able, but Sl
uioukka caiua to the rtacut of the ox-
tqi&lring relative, and said he could re
member where each person la the au
dience aat aad who he waa. As there
waa do oue to dispute his decisions hia
identification was satisfactory and b
profited by the enthusiasm ta atari a
A young woman of oo education fell
ill In a small German town. Sbe could
neither read nor write, yet she ravmi
in Latin. Greek and Hebrew, and the
simple villagers thought mine waa pos
sessed of a devil. Investigation proved
that at the age af 0 ahe had been taken
by a charitable old Protectant paator.
It was hia custom for yesus to walk
up and down a passage of th houaa
Into which the kitchen opened and
r-ud to himaeif in a loud voice out of
hla book. Tbeae books wers ransack
ed by the physician in charge of tna
curious caae and who had mad lnquir-
lea Into the akk girl's past life and la
them were found th identical Greak
and iAtln pasaagea which the girl la
Iter delirium had repeated.
There la aa authentic cause ef a bril
liant young woman, happily married,
who had a long illnesa. Uta reault of
which waa that wbea aha recovered
she had tost every recollection of bar
life from the day ef her marriage, -
elusive of the ceremony. Ttta rest of
her life op to that point ah reuembar
ed clearly. At first site pushed bar
husband and her child from bar la
alarm, but ber parents aad friends
hare convinced ber she la married and
haa a son. Site believes their word of
necessity, though aha haa never recov
ered her memory of that one yoax
which la lost to ber.
Bicyolaa la Pawn.
On curious feature of cycling la
Franca la the use mad of the state
pawn'ifcop by K-rjcll'-iU aa atora
bouses during the off season.
Of course, all rbe year round large
numlers are left dally at th four
brancbea of the Mont d Ilata 'govern
ment pawnahopa), author. red to re
ceive bicycle, but aa soon aa the actual
season draws to aa end, there's a rag
tslar rush, aa many aa 40 per diem b
lng taken. Aa tbey are carefully etoreJ,
if the precaution be taken of wail oil
ing them before they are turned over
to the etate no harm can poaalbly come
to them. Aa regard the coat the btcy
cliat la a big gainer, aa for from la 3d
to Is 8d be can etore the bicycle for
four moafha, without taking Into ac
count the feeling of security given for
the realisation that the etata la respon
sible for ttta aaie-keeiang of the ettar
If any proofs were wanted that M la
not neceaalry that causes this men at
the end of the aaaaorj. It would be
found la the statement that aa far the
Hon, de Plata aaa only had one ma
chine left on las bands, aad area (next
It waa of audi a bopeleaaly old-faah-loned
make that It did not bring la aa
much as had beaa lent aa It-Anawera.
Wbea tba Brain Grows.
A prominent educator, talking to
mother, aayi that with all children
there arc naeceet perlodethat It,
there are certain tteaa wbea a child
caa learn to do talaga eaater aad better
tin at "'ber. Tba growth of the
brala la aat generally anderaaood.
Tbere la. aowarer. aa ebb aad flow af
Taa aaadrea acely
anast aad 4
dlaoattag wlsatkar ta tn m atJU
aloag, or aftor the eol, trt .V n't,
Uta retnra ef mtaraat hi
THINtt PKRTAININQ TO THE
FARM AND HOME.
Posse Earelleat Balsa for the Patrons
of Creameries Hints to Blackberry j
Grewera-iiew fe Hahe an Effective
acareerew -General Fsrnt Mention.
Kokc Eace'lcnt Palrr Boles.
TaelowaAgrtculaural Cotleg Creeim- .
ery has promulgated the following rulei, j
which should be observed by ail pa
trons of creameries:
1. Nothing but tin pails aUould be
used In th mUk yard, aa It la imposaiUe
to keep wooden palls sweet.
2. Tb cowa' udders should be care
fully washed before any milk ia drawn.
8. Milk should le aired Immediately
by pouring or dipping from pail to pail
before cooling, and then be cooled aa
quickly aa posHible to at Ivoat 60 de
gree. 4. Milk should be kept where the sur
rounding air ia pure and free from sta
ble odor or taint of any kind.
5. Morning's milk should be cooled
before mixing with the evening' milk.
6. Oows should have acees to salt
daily, aa milk keep swetrt longe wh;n
cows are salted down often and regu
Liriy. 7. Cowa should not be permitted to
drink stagnant or impure water, but
should have abundance of good water.
8. Oows should lie driven qtHKly to
and from paature.
9 Cans and pails should be wanned
carefully with warm water, but not hot,
and care should be taken to clean the
seams of the receptacle; then tbey
abottfd be acalded thoroughly with hot
water and be aired.
10. The milkers' hand and clothing
should be free from duat and clean, and
alao the bands and clothing of persons
who handle the milk la any manner
wbea uncovered. Tbere Is objection to
rule two. It says the cowa' udders
should be washed (4r brushed trefore
any milk kt drawn. Washing the udder
just before milking la not advisable,
for If the teats are damp more or leas
flHh will roll np and drop Into the paJL
Mints A boat Hlachnerrla.
Aa experienced grower of black ber
rtea prefers not to set a new plantation
frinu suckers. They have too few roots
and what they bare wlii run too far
aud produce more suckers lnatead of
strong t eriDg wood. Mark a few of
the most vigorous and moat productive
plan; while ia fruit. In the fail dig up
these piauta with ail the Urge root at
tached. Helect those root tfeat are
about th sis of a lead pencil aud cut
tbettn up into taree-iiH'b lengths aud
pack them In boxe of clean aaud In a
cold cellar thai wUl not quite free.
If neither too warm nor too cold cai
louae wlM form from which abundant
root growth will start ia spring when
planted out, aa they abould be when toe
oil ia la good condition. Plant two or
three inch apart la nursery rows and
not over two Incbea deep. Water or
mulch if neceswary In dry weather. Ia
tbe fall take the plan la all up. and af tea
shortening the root to about eight
inches park la sand a la tbe winter
before. The ends of the roots, being
again calloused, wUl throw out a mase
of new feeding roota, which will draw
on tbe soil near by, Instead of weaken
ing tbe plant by straying a king way off.
Keevlna Craws front Corn Field.
Maae a dummy crow with baaing
and a piece of black sateen, or any
black shining snuff for Ike body, aew on
it Lbe wings of a black chicken; cut
from the wings a few feathers for a
tail; take a piece of tbe rib of a feath
er, dip H In ruk for a bill; two black
beads or shoe button will do for eye;
put two strljis of tbe body stuff about
four or Bve Inch long for legs. Sew
the wiaga so tbey will be spreading,
and doa't make tbe body too big. fx-k
the pole whu tbe make-be ii-ve. crow
banging from it In the corn field. If It
! a large Beid put throe or four, and
they wiil lex K alone. Practical Kanner.
Want Hesey feed.
Experiment tried by tbe Unttesj
Suites DeparUuent of Agriculture, to
test the comparative resull of ulng
kirge or heavy sued, aud ainall or tight
seed, resulted very much In faror of the
heavy seed, and that tbe dlfferemoe was
greater aa tbo plants approached ma
turity. Thus, peaa from tbe larger aeed
began to bloaaom four days earlier than
Uioae from small aed, jroluced mar
keubln ps four days earlier, and the
main crop five to six days earlW. Vine
grew ranker, pods wore, much largw,
and there were pea In the proportion
of 8.2 from UrgT M-ed to 5.2 od smaller.
B"aus snowed a similar rettult, botb aa
to six aud earllneas, and In several oth
er cro tented tbe growth of plant waa
much betteT from the larger seed, ex
ceeding tbe am ail about aa three to two.
The seed wss all from the same atock
and grown In tbe same plaoa, and plant
ed in sand in the greenbouae under
Identical condition aa f ar aa could be
Cat Worms on TIssothr Pad.
Wherever a two or three year eld
timothy sod bat been plowed It la very
pt to be Infested with white grub,
trblcb win do great damage to corn,
cabbage and strawberry plant. Th
parent beetle select timothy aod to
deposit bar eggs, aa at tba Junction of
tbe stem and root there la a bulb that
make aa excellent Brat feed for taa
young larra whan tret batched. Taa
white grub coma ta tba lurfaca at
night and eat off the ateene ef caMaga
at corn Jmrt anoT th ground, laty
nay be potaoaed by mltlag part great)
with wheat bran aad placing it aramal
the aula. Taa whlto grab fct tary ftwaf
far braa, aad will get aefk ef tbe
latiaaa to kill ItgaU.
nrewlnt mt Nrl T
Ate tUrbigva etatlee baa gtraa apa-
ta tag Mowing at awt
tree. It finds very few af aay comavaV
clal value. Several klnda can be growe.
however. In a email war " wtiaraaV
Ing study, or a an uuiffuieit. 11
softheII almond baa proved bHy
there. Of It they any that while It has
borne nut of tJeasant flavor, tbev are
not wjuuJ to those offend ku mitrk..
The ParaiMS ! tho only chestnut i'ut
b;.s fru'-u't. and H tenr't-ncy 's it or r-
bear. KillxTtM and hsxeinnt are of
course, hardy, but hare net yt-t fruiw-d.
Pecans grown from Iowa seed ar
bardy. but the fruit Is of Ihtle value
The soft-shi-Il tree, grown from Tcxaa
sed. will not stand the winter witbotw
pivyecrion Japan walntus, snuwhat
like our btitternw. do well, and ttta
IVralan or EnplUh walnut endures the
climate, but has made slow growth.
The Judge and $1 WhesU '
Maud Miller, in the summer's heat.
Bilked the meadow thick with wheat.
The Judpe rode nlowly down the Una,
Smoothing his 'horse's chestnut mane.
"With wheat st a dollar per," said be.
"This maid is about the site for me.
Then he smiled at her and she blushed at
And over the meadow fence he dim.
"Will you mnrry me, sweet maidT he
And she told him "Yea," and they were
Alas for maiden, alas for Jndere,
For old designer and heat-field drudge.
Iird pity them both snd pity us all,
For Maud didn't own the wheat at aH,
And the Judge remarked when he learned
"Don't talk to me about dollar wheat!"
San Francisco Argonaut,
Mn.krst a Milk Thief.
Farmer Youngs, of Harmony, Pa.,
has noticed that his cows hare coma
up at tilght with the appearance of
having been milked. He got tired of
it and sent bia hired man to the pasture
to catch the thief. He spent the day
near enough to tbe cows to watcb them,
he thought, but at night It was still
evident that the cows bad been milked
again. He was reprimanded and sent
back with them the next day. At about
11 o'clock, be says, a cow went Into
some brush near a small lake. Ha
crept through tbe grass and caught the
thief In the act, and he provtd to be a
large mukrat. Tbe uiuskrat waa
bunging on to tbe cow's udder and
seemed to be enjoying bis dinner Im
mensely. When the rat disappeared
luto the swamp the cow was angry
and was driven back Into the pasture
with great difficulty. New York Pros.
Terrors of a Ory Pnmmer.
In tbe pastures the principal drink
ing places should be carefully exam
ined; first, to protect the source of sup
ply If It be liable to treadiug by the
stock; second, to remove the accumu
lations of mud, if by so doing tbe ca
pacity of the pond ran be thereby In
creased; and, thirdly, to protect tb
whole supply, as far as possible, from
that fouling which is bound to go on
If the cattle caa ebtata free access to
tbe water, aad which la aever felt more
than when the water Is scanty. It will
be understood by tbe thoughtful reader
that the terrors ef a dry summer aad a
deficiency of water may be alleviated
to a certain extent by careful manage
ment, but n time should be lost la tak
ing steps ta remedy any defects which
might exist, or other pressing werka
will shelve the matter once for alia
Faxui and Hoiae (England).
Be economical of grain were tb
farmers of oldea times that It was reck
oned quite an advantage ta fatten cat
tle on pasture. The Idea evidently waa
that grass was the product of nature,
costing nothing, and If not used must
be wasted. Grain of all kinds cost la
bor to grow aad harvest It, and If not
fed It could be turned Into money. So
far as economy goes, we believe th
practice of grain feeding for beef la
best But the old graea-fed beef waa
alwsvw tender, while grain-fed beef
was not, especially If tbe grain waa
fed In winter with dry bay. Tbe feed
lug of a very small amount of grain ta
fattening cattle at pasture makes tbem
fatten much faster, Improving the qual
ity of tbe beef, aa well as making It
production more economical.
The broad leaves of cabbage evapor
ate water very fast, and like other
leaves, tbey probably take carbonlo
acid gas from the air and store It la
tbe cabbage head. They require a
great deal of water, and It la a great
help to their growth In a dry time if
oil Is dug away from their roots, aud
water in which some fermented stable
manure has been dissolved Is poured la
the bole. Then replace tbe soil that
baa been taken out This will leave a
dry surface and prevent evaporation.
Th cabbage will also grow faster than
If the manor water la poured on the
surface soil around the plant
Cows In Orchurds.
After apple set cowa ought not t be
allowed to run In orchard. Mora og
le of the fruit la sura to fall, aaa
though It Is green and Uttr, cewa will
eat It greedily. Whenever violent
storm cornea, tbe ground will be cover
ed with apple, and cow will aat many
times too much for them. There la
nothing bettor calculated to dry off a
cow than allowing bar to sat freely ef
It at known that pw sea differ
ltetn ayple sau ta soma particular.
Seas claim that thee difference are
a mall aa Dot to denote that tbe faagl
are alatlact if tbey ar proved to be,
it follows that pear scab raajwt ipriai
to tbe apple, ber appl eeab to tbe pauv
Whether or not the fnagl are alattaet
epectee I what the atlMttaH at by
tag ear to avtotmlaa,
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