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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 20, 1898)
Thilde wu lying on the floor by the side
ef the bed, wretched out full length, with
her face buried in her folded arms. She
had not pot a dress on in place of the
wet oa the had taken off, ami ber bare,
plump shoulders gleamed white aeainst
'he red and gold of the drugget. She was
hot crying. She had gobbed out all her
lsskm, till she had no strength to sob
Viy more, let the pain was there still,
tt cruel aching pain that seemed to be
tearing at the roots of her very life.
Would it ever go away? Would she ever
(in feel glad, and careless, and happy,
M iliP had once felt? It seemed impossi
ble. The agony that she had suffered
befoi. when she had first lost her lover,
had Urrt been half so keen as this agony
he ws.1 suffering now, when she had won
him ba.Jt again.
It gee-iied to her that she dared never
to show her face as Percy Stanhope's
wife, a U all the world would know bow
false she aad been to the truest friend
woman eve; had, and hate her for it.
"Oh, that I had never eorae here!" she
thought, tur. ine ber tbrobbimr head from
aide to side tp a vain search for ease.
"Everything oud have been right if I
had only stayes, away! Ob, Etty, Etty!"
She could hej th crows outside ber
window, holding their nightly conclave!
The low, sweet ei.t of the cuckoo came up
from the rain-was&ed fields. Inside the
house all was qui l Now and then a
door would slam, am, once Mrs. Hardinge,
passing across the hUl, called out some
thing to Etty; save tr this, everything
was very quiet. The sti'lness was terrible
to uulcie. She lay and listened for some
sound to break the hush, till she felt as
if she were going mad. As she lay there,
the pale evening light fell upon her, upon
the dusky beatfaml the white, bare arms
and neck and shoulders. She burned and
hlvered by turns. One moment her
cheek were milk white, the next tbey
were crimson. Her head was throbbing
so much that she could not think clearly;
he could only suffer. Strange fancies'
came into her brain, and she knew quite
well that they were unreal, fantastic, and
yet they tormented ber,
i "I am never to know peace azain ." she
tojiersehf in a kind of despair.!
mis la now I sha 1 be torments nil mv
life, because I was false to Etty."
Ol(l days were back with her, days
when' she bad tumbled in the bay fields
with Bather and Lyon Durrant, her broth
er. Ljon had been dead years, and she
knew it; yet that did not hinder her see
ing him exactly as abe used to see him.
She was sitting in the spacious old parlor
at the farm, and Etty g mother was piling
all was quiet again. A few minutes after
that, ruleie passed down stairs um-een
and ouheard, awl out by the back gate
wiu me roau.
T . ....
it was a stiiz, damp, starless night As
sne walked along, between the high
hedges, with the blank irrav of the skv
above her, a very horror of nervous fear
took possession of her. A shiver of fore.
boding crept through her veins to ber
neart. .No one was within sight, the few
nouses that she passed were in darkness.
Every now and again tbe bark of a dog
would shake the silence. Once, as ghe
leaned to rest for a few minutes against
a gate, she thought she beard voices and
ttinUkn ........... , .
iwwieps; out tnat perftai-s was
only her fancy. But to her it was just
as real as the shadowy fields, the ghostly
tree, and the slipiery dew-wet beneath
her feet in the lane. They were all a
part of the horror of the night the horror
that seemed to le ueating in upon her
brain, and folding round her heart, and
It was a long, weary walk to the sta
tion. Her feet felt like lead, and her head
throblwd dizzily. When at last she reach
ed the foot of the stone steps leading up
to the platform, she had to rest and get
breath before she could climb them.
She found the station almost deserted.
The one or two people walking about
took no notice of her, and she was thank
ful for it thankful to be able to creep
into a second-class carriage without meet
ing any one she knew, or any one who i
Knew her. 'I hen the tram dashed on
again, right into the heart of the nicr
and she leaned her head against the cu-h
ion behind her, and closed her eyes wear-
I here were two middle-aged men in the
carnage who looked like farmers, goin
up most likely to the early market, Tbe
were talking together about an accident
that, it appeared from their remarks, bad
lately nappened on that line.
IMilci scarcely understood all their
words. They spoke with the slow Kent
isn accent, and she was not paying much
need to them or to their conversation.
Poor chaap," one of them said; "belike
he thought little of dying when he start
"It came on bim sudden, the other
! akeu the nerves of a tui stronger mn
In another minute all nut confusion.
Strong hands careful aiid tender in their
strength now lifted out t!;e quiet figure
that had something stark nn,i ebiilv aiuu.t
it. They carried the ! ; J u into one of
ine waiting rooms, a- for a doctor !
One lived eloe by. was on tbe spot '
lit) I1IU.I 1.1 , II.. . L. .. ... !
in- , ...-iirt-ii me room at once
or ii save tne station master and b
"t, uiu me man ntjo, three-quarters of
u u,,ur wtore, had taken his ticket for Vf
London, bad reached bis iournev'a na V?i$'
Percy Stanhope was dead.
The verdict was "Death from natural
cause." Then Squire Stanhope came and
carried liutw bis dead sou. He n
old man, frail and ailing; for six months
or more lie Had never left his rooms; but
uru ue knew tutit bis "boy" lay dead
be got up, as if his "strength was as the
strength of ten," and went to him. That
was on the twenty-first of May. The
twenty-second was to have been Percy
Stanhope's wedding day!
r vj if o & Ji( r n n ri n n f H , n
struck sa, "And some sa'as it 'ud be good
tur us an to die like tbaat.
-say, nay, man; I eaaa't think that
myself; else why should we pray every
nuntay to be saved from sudden death?'
borne one had died suddenly, then.
Some one, perhaps, wbo was happy, and
wanted to live," Dulcie thought. "What
a sad. sad world it is, to be mire!
Iben she shut her eyes again, and tbe
her plate with home-made cakes. She j throbbing pain in her head, growing worse
was lying in the big wbite-curtained bed
In the room above the pantry, and her
cheek was close against Esther's cheek,
nd she could feel her gentle breathing as
he slept. Her eye.s smarted with tears,
he feit aa if she were choking. And all
the time ghe. knew tfjat these were but
bierooriesj that that dead past was over
and" done with, it had nothing to do with
the changed, miserable present; it never
could nave "anything to do with the fu
ture. The most trivial thiiiKs came to her
remembratfee, and held her fawt, so that
she could not think of tbe one thing of
which sbe so wanted to think
'She got up and bathed her face in cold
water. That seemed to clear ber brain
nd refresh her. Then she flung a shawl
round her, and sat down on the side of the
bed to think. She remained there a long
time, a creature tossed and torn between
two master yearnings. Her whole sou!
cleaved to I'ercy Stanhope with a love
a strong as death. It frightened her,
this wild, intense passion; she had never
'dreamed she could ever feel anything like
It. There was more pain than pleasure in
It, more dread than either.
"It would kill me to give him np, I
think," ghe said to herself, looking out
at the gathering night, with fever-bright,
smarting eyes. "Yet how could 1 endure
to make ber suffer, as I suffered when 1
flint came here?"
She could not forget Esther; she could
ot get the thought of her anguish out of
her mind. Between the two loves her
heart wandered to and fro, and could not
And rest. As she sat there she heard a
flock in the lower part of the house strik
ing ten o'clock. The sound sent a thrill
through ber. All at once without her
having had any former thought of doing
uch a thing it struck her that she should
lost bare time, if she hurried, to catch the
twelve o'clock express.
"I will go to my uncle," she said, half
feud, slipping down off the bed and
searching about among tbe things on her
lable for a light. "He will tell me what
I ofbt to do; and, when I am gone, per-
PercT will go back to ber."
She could not keep back a sob aa sbe
It It waa like tearing the heart out
9t her body to go, yet sbe fejt in some
strange way constrained to do it Quick
I?, with panting breath, and hot, nervous
Wsda, she packed np her things, throw
tag item into toe boxes anyhow. A few
N)t the thought she should want to take
With her at once she stuffed into a small
taf that she could carry in her hand.
Am she waa gathering her ornaments
y. t jtHpli, the came across a set of nenrls
f Mt ber ancle bad given her on her
IZSMty. Bather bad admired these
r tirts, ah rsassmbered ; and she put them
, 4 ji M side till she had finished her task,
r a arissia sjerseii to a dark stuff dress,
I T alaMr. and a little black velvet hat,
,1 It Mil tied close about her.
with every jolt of the carriage, deafened
ner ears to the talk going on about ber.
How would it have been if she had list.
eaed listened and understood ?
i fsweSl ob ena of ber visiting cards
f k 'l H with the pearls In their ease:
r Vxm bar wadding day, from
rr fia apt star to try toatQl
1 1 fct bar ttws and bt
'.Twaw vxtat . gVa$pMaw$ftwMs9
' 5 e ra i terai fntti m
,:"'' -tKK$tt. , lit katv
I jfr. -i. U-w wta
iUtntzt t3K tat
ben I'ercy Stanhope left Dulcie he
had gone direct to the station. He took
the shortest way to it across the country
so that he reached it fully half an hour
before his tram was due.
This half hour he spent sitting on
bench outside the ticket office. The stuffy
first-class waiting room would have stifled
him. He was feeling strangely exhausted.
both in mind and body, Ioni Harvey
canie across him sitting there, and stayed
to sjieiiic to him. tic thought hita stiff and
distrait to a degree. . '
''It has been an abominable day," I'ercy
sain, -ana l feel tired out!"
"You look tired! Yon have been to TV
Eims, of course! How is Mini Hun-ant?
Unite well, thanks," flushing a little.
1 tie other looked at him in surprise
His coat was wet, and bis boots muddy
TJ 1 1 ;j .. . .....
it- am eviiiemiy waiseu a long way.
Where could he have been, if not to The
Elms to we Esther'' But Lord Hrvey
was not a man to trouble himself about
other peoples affairs. He was far from
Mng in high spirits himself that evening.
The pain at his heart the pain that not
all his pride or will could subdue buifcast
its shadow over bis face. He looked grav
er and sterner than usual, a man austere
to a fault, as he lifted his hat to I'ercy,
ana lurnea away.
In five minutes more the Eondon train
steamed into the station." Then I'ercy
Stanhope rotised himself. The train, not
a very long one, appeared full from end to
end. He opened tbe doors of several car
riages, and finally got into a smoking com
partment, which, for a wonder, was emp
ty. Kut he had not gone there to smoke.
He wanted to be alone for a while to
think. He had been in a whirl of passion
in which thought was impossible; but now
he was cooling down, and there was the
future to be considered. Two, three sta
tions were passed befow any one came to
disturb him; the fourth was a junction.
When the train slackened speed, two gen
tlemen opened tbe door of bis carriage
and got in. One of them was a young
msn, slightly lame. He had to be helped
np the step by his companion, and, when
be got in, he stood a moment, as if in
pain, before he could sit down.
As be rested tons, his eres fell anon
Percy Stanhope's face, and Instantly bis
own blanched to ghaatliness. He stag
gered, and would have fallen forward bnt
for his companion's arm.
"What is it, Gns? What la itr tbe
young man's friend cried, sharply.
But the young man could not speak.
He pointed to the quiet figure opposite,
and then dropped down in tbe seat behind
Tbe train was beginning to mora on.
A guard pot bis bead la at the window
of the carriage at that moment.
"Something wrong here, guard. This
gentleman baa fainted, or else" dropping
hia rates, ud staying back a little way
"or eiaw, be to-dead."
"Ha to dead, Eabert," the young mm
Kv m trembling rioimtly. Ha had
ItMir boa Terr aaar to daatk. to sakieW
wiM eatb, htaMlf. ad ttto bock wss
for Mas. la tratk the sight of
1 ssiga bavw
At The Elms all was confusion. Du!
cie'g flight had struck Esther like a blow.
The first thing in the nmruiug she bad'
gone to her room to see if she was awake
and better. She found the door nen; two
large boxes packed in the center of the
room; tbe drawers and wardrobe empty!
Standing on the threshold, sbe looked
about her in'dismay.
"iHilcie!" she calied; but no one an
swered. Indeed she could see for herself
that there was no Dulcie there to answer.
Everything had that air of desolation and
confusion peculiar to a room or a house
that has just been vacated. The bed had
not been slept in. The window was own.
and Uie long hice curtains hung limp with
the heavy niyht dews. On the dressing
table she found the little bather case.
containing the iK-arla and poor Duicie's
one little, ill-written, hurried line "For
Esther on her wedding day, from l)uli b."'
She knew then that she had gone away
not to come hack, arid she slipped down
upon her knees before the low table, and
burst out crying. She gm-xoed at a score
of reasons for this sudden cruel departure,
out the one real reason she never gave a
Something has happened to her." she
thought at lat. In despair what else to
think. "It was not illm-ss, lant night, but
trouble that made ber so strange."
Then she got up and went straight to
her sister's room. A foreboding had seiz
ed uixjii her that perhaps Ik-rta had had
some hand iu it all. Mrs. Hardinge had
just risen. She was doing her hair before
the glass, and glancing at the pages of a
new novel that lay oi-n on the table be
fore her while she d.d so.
"What h it now'" rather sharply at
sight of Esther's wet eyes and crimson
"Oh, Berta, Dulcie la not in her room,
and all her trunks are packed, and"
breaking into fresh gobs "she mut have
gone away last night, after we thought
she had gone to bed, Sbe is in some great
trouble, I am certain,"
Mrs. Hardinge stood amazed. The color
faded from her face, then rose and set
"That is just like Dulcie. You'll believe
in her friendship for you now, will you
u"u i or my own pan, i otuy no;e we
may find that she has gone alone" mea n
Ingly "but I am very much afraid we
sha'n't." . -
"Berta, you'll break my heart some day!
How can you be so suspicious, and so-
Esther had sat down, still holdinir the
little case in her hand. She was trem
bling nervously, and tbe color came and
went in her face like a rising and falling
What can have come to ber? She
seemed all right yesterday when slc was
going out. I've seldom seen her in rftT
spirits. I'm certain she had no tbo.ht
of leaving us thuu. Have you said a..,.
thing to ber, Bat?" raising quick, re
"I? No, indeed. J've bad something
better to do than w-; my talk on her.
But I am not blind, you are, and I've
not liked those long wtJis she look lately
tvery day, about the o? time, too. I
kivow Dulcie too well to U'k-ve that she
to them alone!' - - .- 1
Fiber's lip curled scornftin'k ?t fret
ted ber slir.oot past Li-r pit time, ' iear '
ner sister t.-UMltke this. She had ioswn
lM'forchai. i that ! e should g-t no sym
pathy from -Vr, nothing but doubts and
suspicions. Hi I she was dreadfully un
easy about DuK )
1 wish I'enj would come." she
thought, twisting tbw y-arls round and
round in her fingers. -"He would kilo
what had best be done,"
To-morrow would be ber wedding day.
and through all the hoj-s and dreams
tbi;t fluttered round ber heart, there came
and rent a vague, restless disquhat.
Mie wi still troubled about Dvlcie. too.
Yet this tuble could only "riw so far
and no farthei" for ber greet !ove bent
It and all e!e ruck kito brooding calm.
Percy wag coming. He would comfort
her. Nay, his very presence would atone
for all. It had Wn her whim tt wear on
this, the last night of her old life, tbe
dress that she knew lie always admired.
She even remembered to fasten a red rose
in her bosom such as she bad worn that
Esther, not able to read or to rest, stood
before one of the window looking out at
the fading light, Howyuckle and dog
roses clustered over tiie hedges; the air
blew sweet over the clover, and the lambs
were bleating In old Ftrmer Itysn's pas
ture field just across the road. Aa she
stood there the skf deepened its hue:
stars came out, luruluotis, far-off dinmond
rays. Tbe sweet ncs of a sweet English
May-time was over ;he land. Tears came
Into the girl's eyes as sbe looked, and
her heart gave f throb of intense joy,
which was a prayer in its thankfulness.
In the dining ruom on the other side of
the hall, the welding breakfast was laid
Putting t'p Barbed Wire.
The Illustration, from the American
Agriculturist, shows a handy contriv
ance for "paying out" barbed wire
when building a fence of this material.
A stoutstone drag has a roundstakeset
in one corner well braced. Tbe reel of
wire Is put on as suggested for attach
ing the upper wire and below tbe braces
at various heights when putting up the
other wires. This brings the wire right
along beside tbe stakes and at just the
height desired. When ready to staple,
let the driver of the team take bold of
one arm of the rwl to keep it from turn
lng, storting up the team a few feet to
stretch tbe wire. Ills companion then
staples firmly, when more wire is un
reeled and tbe process Is repeated. A
benefited by having Its proportion of
uju-ogm increased, but it will gain
nothing !n mineral matter. Tbe laud
devoted to applea should receive fertll
lzer or manure every year, aud when
there is a heavy crop of apples in sight
the fruit should be thinned out in the
early stages of growth.
A RED APPLE.
FOH MAKtVO WII'.R
slow-moving team should be used, or tt
will not be safe to attempt holding the
rout of Orowlne Corn.
The University of Illinois has bae
trying to find out what It costs the
Illinois farmers to raise corn, it bad
replies front 800 farmers in nil tbe
corn-growing areas. Up to husking
tbe !u.'Ujs of expense given In tbe re
plies do not vary greatly, but guhe-l
quent expenses are absurdly reported
to vary 11.3 cents In one county to
38.8 cents" In another. The average
cost of raising com waa found to be
for the state $8.72 per acre, or Ui.l
cents per bushel. Including Interest
on tbe farmers' equipment and the
cost of the crib, shelling and In baul-
A liarn Cistern.
A I . . ....
"rn cistern will be a very great
advantage where a large number of cat
tle are wintered. The cistern should be
placed on high ground, so that the
water can be piped directly to the cat
tle stalls. Tbe cistern should b built
under ground. It may be built out o
uie ground six feet or more; use the
earth that comes out of the bottom to
bank up tbe outside. The earth baak
tnent should e five feet thick and well
sodded. This will keep the water cool
In summer and w arm in winter. A cis
tern fourteen feet deep and seven feet
in diameter will bold 130 barrels of
water, and can be built for $50. The
fall of tbe year, before the ground be
comes saturated with water. Is a good
time to dig one. Tbe inlet pipe should
run down within one foot cf the bot
tom. The Inflow of water from every
rain and tbe constant drawing of tb
water will keep the Itody of water
stirred, and thus keep It pure. Tbe rain
water that falls upon a barn forty by
twenty-six feet will keep tbe cistern
full. Baltimore American.
A correspondent of the Practical
Farmer says: To have clean milk. It
must always be kept so. Commence
when milking. SU sister, wbo has
spent four years on the Isle of Jersey,
saw the way they milked their Jersey
cows in that country. It was through
muslin stretched over tbe prill. An at
tachment to slip over the mill can be
made hr follows: Take a piece of spring
steel, lH'tid to a size smaller than milk
pail; ends not to !w fastened; cut cloth
a size larger than pail top. and when
hemmed around steel It will be tbe right
size to cover pall. Stn-lch ovr pall
w hen milking; will keep out nil hairs
and dirt that drop from cow. Can lie
easily put on and taken off.
In'lnced Italic Horse to Move Afte
Other Things Had Failed.
If tli ere Is any one thing more than
another upon which tlie average man,
w ho has some time in bis life been ac
quainted with somi!ody who owtu-d a
horse, prides himself, it is his ability
to make a balky horso pull. The m-m-
edies for tmlky horses are nuaiilxTless.
Every man has bis owu sure cure, aoid
nothing will attract a largir crowd or
call forth more imnlidi-nrlal suggestion
than an overloaded equine who hjut ar
rived at the conclusion that forbear
riuee has ccnacd to be a virtue, and de
termined to make a stand for hi
While a huckster was driving south
on Main street, near Fourth street, yes
terday afternoon tbe dejected-looking
horse which drew the dilapidated wag
on fell on the slipiK'ry pavement. It
was not a bard fall. The animal just
sank quietly down on the juivement
and batted Its eyes lazily at the crowd
which quickly gathered. It was a clear
caj of Imlk. The slippery pavement
was merely an excuse.
The driver examined the animal and
satiHfied himself yiat no lom were
broken. Then be caught hold of the
bridle rein and tried to coax tbe horse
to Its feet. Tbe horse did not bulge a
muscle. The driver kicked It in the
ribs. The m-sult waa the same. lie
applied the whip, but the horse made
no effort to rise.
By this time there were fitily 200
peIle gathered alKiut the prostrata
horse, and suggestions began to pour
Ln from every side.
"Twist: his mil," said one.
"Put a twitch on bis o ," suggested
Tie a siring around his pastern,'
was the contribution of a third.
These are samples of the wimti of
romedhs which were offered and tried,
but none of thctn worked. The animal
was beaten, coaxed, sworn at and Ur
tured, but without success. For half
an hour they worked with it Several
times It was lifted to its feet, but wink
iRick again to tin? pavement each timo
ns soon as retain. -d. Tim crowd
docked the street ami traffic on the
cable ears was suspended. At esu h un
successful attempt to move the obstin
ate animal the crowd burst forth with
It began to look like a hopeless case.
Finally a man crowded his way
through the alienators tintll be reached
the inner side of the circle. I le enrrliHl
In his hand a large red apple. This ho
held within a couple of fett of the
horse's nose. The animal pricks! np
Its eirs, stiiffed tbe air and nwched
.Most of tbe early apples are abund
ant bearers aud are am in he mnill :
Those that are sw(tt p iifO rru.i r..
for the apple. It moved a collide f
lng to market the conclusion Is reach-j mu(.n untll ripi but EuriJ. Harvest I1UJ t,H ft""' ow5' "! awnyed tantol
ed that in 1H!W, which was an average lb(, Twenty Ounce apple will bear pick-' !zlndy !n mt air' xyHh mighty eff.wt
year, with an average yield of fifty four ! iug WUf.n two-tbirds grown and make 5 ttl m,nf' "I'nnig to Its feK and rushed
bushels ier acre, the cost from break-, excellent ph.g. If this Is done In all f,,r u,f! 'l'1- Ti nian who irried
lng the ground w delivery of tbe corn pflrU f tiu, tree, plucking a few apple nw aI1'l tlmmgh the crowd,
at the elevator was l'j.5 cents. This where they are fullest on the bough, it f'wed hy the horse. For iuf a
covers tbe rent of the ground or Inter- wiu mak wnat apples remain touch 'M ntUmsil foUowed the apple,
est on tbe valt-e of the land. Interest on iartror aH,i better, besides supplvlnj? ; am!,J the cheers of the crowd. It was
depreciation i-n plant and wagirt for p,,rjr ntudes for household use ni nn flimlly rewantal. nrul enriieiiv
the farmer aiyl others enfraginl 'a the
work of raispi; the corn. Ai this
rate. If he got 20.5 cents per busbtS he
cleared $5.40 per acre. He go., this
clear In additjon to wages, inteest,
depreciation ajd other costs.
Comfortatjtfi Frnit l.uddrr.
Upon the ordmary fruit Jadde one
must stand for k long time and endure
the strain and the
cutting into the
feet of a small
round. A fairly
broad, fiat step
gives firm aud
port 1o the ftfrt.
Tbe ladder ,;au
be made lijlit,
tOO, AS the
shown In tbe Il
one in winter Ac
cording to Ois
you have ple.jty
of time, and It
will be ready ir
next sen jot's
fruit picking. Tie
top of such a bid
der can na-.Ttiw
FHt'lT T.ADDKit. W 8 pOUVt L f-e-
slrcd. Tbe main piece must be of oye
light material fr.t- from knots and ota
er Imperfections. Dress all tbe mate
rial together, Uvi paint. If kept ua
der shelter whet not In use It will fj.st
Buds from the largest and tbritieast
shoots generally withstand the Wjitfr
better than tho from Uie smaller. Iw
mature wood, wijilch ai-e liable to jr.p
off, leaving the back attached. Tbe
triple buds on tie older and more ma
tured sboota of ti-arlng trees often aur-
Tlve when tbe sjigln buds above giem
kill out Aprlccts and plums ca be
worked on peaeii stocks, but jlum
stocks are genertjly preferred for ttm.
Budding should Ut done during August,
and If the weatlisy has been very dry,
so as to cause thjs stocks to stop grow
ing, It may evei be too late; while If
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lj fa I
Crop l: iperimcnt.
The area of ground that can be used
for conducting a number of experi
ments need not be large. An acre
will give sixty-four plots each i5 by
2. feet square, and
different crops, under various methods
of cultivation, will give more practical
experience and information to fbose in
terested than can be gained by many
years' cultivation without regard to
system or regularity.
luuneiioo tne rrwt as tt walked away
with tbe wagon.Kniixas Cby Times.
Keeping Fowl Ont of MiMchief.
Something more than feed Is neces
sary lo keep fowls from running to the
garden or tbe uewly planted com field,
and scratching among tbe dirt. Mens
do this, less to secure the grain YAhn to
rid themselves of vermin by thojg.igh
Then lie W. Tall Knouir
The Cincinnati Jnqtiln'r rerenls a se
cret atxiut the juatuier hi which Weut.
Norton, of the United S;ates navy, so-
a comparison of i cured his admin-don to t'u. imni
i-xny. It appears that he was found to
ite a little short of the requisite height,
and Uie examlmtrs. who were pleaded
with b!s splrk and his general qtmllfl.
catlotus, were finally prevailed upon to
give him six montlis in which to grow
the needed half-inch.
lie returned home, ami took all kinds
of gymnastic exercises, but streU'h
himself to his uwuost, he will lacked
a quarter of an inch. When It cji.m
lime for htm to riimrt,' he t'H.k two
trusted friends with bim, telling ihen
that ho ueedral their assistance.
ly (liiHiuig tiiemseives. If a placv tlose j On the morning of the day for the
'""""": ej pioww. anu inmu examination, Bert was na brt.-hi
I trly, and awaJieuiiig hbi ebiimi
is Ktn-wn twice a week with gral. and
burrowed, fowls will rarely lee it
preseuu-d onf of t!n with a pi.ye of
rKMieboard and the other with a g.iod-slzK.-d
plank. Plultig tbe pastiorirl
on bis bend, be commanded one to hold
mm anu the other to whack him ovet
Attention should be paid to surjKier
prnning fruit trees. A topping tf the j the lttad with tbe pluik
psiu,,u, n,r,w, JU UflUIB lllSJ (I1.IS11 Tne 1,1(W W(J UlA )mr(j
grovvui win generally cause thhiii to
set flower buds for the next w-ason.
Besides (bis it is tbe best time to prune
lu order to thicken the trees.
out a costly ftast daintily spread, glass , thre: has been aoundant rainfall tte
and rare old chioa and solid silver helping
out the show. Tbe family bad dined in
the breakfast roowi so that all this might
not I disturbed. Itsfc-ed, the whole bouse
waa In confusion. E titer's boxes half
filled the spare, beuroom; ber wedding
finery lay all over tbe chairs In Mrs,
Harduige's sitting roou. One had to take
care of one's steps in going through tt
bonne thst night
"Jasper, yon might Juat look over tb
timetable," Mrs. Hardingo said, qnWtiy.
"I think they must be cwntif by the but
"Eight -forty Is tfas last tmta." Mr.
HsrdJoge told his wlfs, wit heat stlrrlag
work may be continued into Septem
ber. The bark must separate rciagily
from tbe stock In order to have tbe
work successful. Farm and Fireside.
Fertilise the Orchard.
It Is certain that any crop will ex
haust tbe soil ln time, whether of grain,
grass or fruit On some farms may
be seen orchard of apple trees over
half a century old. Every year these
trees hare produced fruit and In re
turn have reoelred nothing; ln tbe form
of fertiliser. It Is estimated that an
ordinary apple cre ramovss from an
fro Us so. "If they t eosatag ky feat, ' an acre of soil ah. ut 60 pounds of ni-
trogsu, 40 pounds of phospborle acid
I aod 78 pouada of potash. Whoa dorar
tt frown la Um orchard tfc lui is j
ar will bo her In a boot
It is jaat ahs now."
(To h soadaij
Better fatten and eat the stjntcd
Do not ntlx the bone meal with tbe
Sell poultry alive during the aext
Keep eggs In a cool place until they
Sell the young ducks as soon aa tbey
are ready for market.
Mixed with milk buckwheat makes
a good fattening ration.
It is easier to avoid disease in tbs
flock than to cure It
As a rule tbe eggs of hens grow small
er a the moulting season advances.
When tbe fowls are too fat an exclu
sive diet of oats will soon reduce them
Poultry and eggs are Inseparable If
a fair profit Is derived from tbe larast
Iu the smaller breeds beauty of form
and plumage are tbe first requlre-
One of tbe disadvantages with guin
eas la that tbey are not a good market
The second year of die ben hi more
profitable than at any other time dur
ing ber life. 4
A coroner estimates that something
like 000 Infanu are overlaid by tbelr
mothers yearly In London. Infanta, be
said, should sleep In ceta, as It takes
little so suffocate then.
mi him. and lie gfive tlm command
again: "Harder!" K-iiil he was not
satisfied, and gave another commantli
"Once more, boys, and let her be a
Whack! came down the plank on
young Norton's head, and he settled
back Into his cbum'a anna uncon
scious. The boys worked over him awhile,
atul when ho regained consclousnes.
lite first wit was to fuel of the bop of Lie
head, when a glad am)e spread over
his face. He had a wiJl-developed cast
of "swell lumd," which increased hit
stature fully half an Inch, and thus pro
pared, passed the eerutany of the ex.
amiuera without trouble.
MJlMary In-rtructor-Now, can you
tell me what a soldier's duties ore when
ne is not ugnting?
Recruit-Studying the manual of
arms and having his picture taken.
Instructor-Good. You ought to be
made a corporal at once.
No Pottry for II I as.
flultor-Your (laughter baa my heart
It went out to her the first Ume I ever
Her Father-Bosh! Nonsense! The
doctor examined ber yesterday and
said kt waa enlargement of the Ifver,
Harp playing should become more of
a fad. Harps arc so large that girls
can't cover tbem In green dotn, and
pack tbem through the streets.
or? one believes that he has the
making of a hero In him. and that
cumstsnoss are to Uaao that ah -a)
not brMcht ML
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