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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (April 27, 1899)
A UAUFORUIA GIRL.
A Continued Story.
Tl story opens up with Sir Roydon
" '." ou" Diinwg expert, in Caiifur
aia, Khera be had been sent by an KiihHti
aynditate to develup milling properly
In Uie discharge of bla Uuiies at Dead
mans Uunh be had Ihe misfortune lo
break hie leg, and during tin bliiesa la
cruu ior in a rougn eu,uaiters tabm by
mmm Marvel and lu. son Lance. LiUc, the
old man a niece, la also a member of Ihe
'" a lainiiy. air Koy, Impreaaed by
. " 141 geiineas, talla In love
"er aim propunea, but ahe, realizing
tns difference in iheir poalllona. refuses
nia offer. Alter hia recovery he fooluniy
eahtbiia a large mm of muney which be
aariied in hn bell. Tina aroused Lauee a
cupidity and ha druga Sir Hoy with ihe
Intention of robbing him. Lilac overnar
a piana and succeeds In arousing
it Hoy from bfa In nor. nein him m,,ui..
his horse and accompanies him alone the
u-an. una nnany yield, to ma perauasion
m iiinuj nun upon ma return rrom a pro
Boeed Drosvectln lr:n tn N:vt Amt.
Ing in Han J-iam laco he placea her in the
ia hi iajor binmoti and bla daughter,
English people traveling In the weei, and
arrangements are made that ahe shall ac
company them to Kngland to make the ac
quaintance of Sir Itoy'a aristocratic mottl
es- aurvig urn enforced absence.
mac, dear, I want to speak with
you. Can you give me a moment T"
A fortnight had passed since the
meeting between the Callfurnlan girl
nd Mark at the railway station at
Liverpool, a fortnight during which
Lilac had felt happier than she thought
It possible to be without Roy. For
Mrs. Mowbray, a dear old lady, with
one of the most kindly and sympathetic
of faces and the most beautiful of sil
very hair, was. as her son had said,
quite different from Lady Garth, and
be did all she could to make the girl
forget that she was among strangers.
Lilac could not help thinking how
differently she might have acted had
Roy's mother been like her; but It was
best, of course, that she should know
In which direction the baronet's Inter
ests really lay. and she felt no resent
ment against his mother for having
shown it to her so plainly. Although:
Mrs. Mowbray, on the other hand, had
not said so In so many words. It was
quite clear that she wanted Lilac for a
Lilac put down the newspaper with
its columns of vacant situations of all
sorts, and crossed the room to take a
eat by the old lady's side.
"Well my dear, have you found the
Ituatlon you want?" she asked tak
ing the girl's hand In her own; and
becoming very hopeless as to getting
anything to do by which she could sup
port herself and every day was laying
her under greater obligations to Mark.
"No, Mrs. Mowbray, I have not found
It yer, or, rather, I have found a good
many, but they all require quallflca-
If I were you I would not go away j would surely be rather uncomfortable
Perhaps she will change her
"She has been saying something to
you?" he questioned, excitedly.
The old lady shook her head.
"No; I have been saying something
to her. If Lilac Is the girl I take her
for, I think H will make her alter her
decision." She spoke very hopefully.
Meanwhile Lilac sat and pondered,
wondering what she ought to do. It
was impossible for her to go on enjoy.
Ing the hospitality of the Mowbraya
and giving nothing In return. At the
end of an hour she retired to her room
and dressed herself for traveling. Then
she went In search of Mrs. Mowbray,
who was rather startled by the sight.
You are going out, dear?" she
"Yes I am going on a Journey."
"You will let Mark accompany you?
she said, anxiously. "It will only be
safe while that rufflan-llke cousin of
yours is at large. I am sorry that you
did not appear against him and have
him sent to prison. Mark thinks that
he saw him this morning, watching
the house. You had better let Mark
"I Bhould be glad If he would see me
to the station, then; but I must make
my Journey alone. When I come back,
I will give you the decision that you
asked me for."
"You are going to Delverton, then?"
said the quick-witted old lady.
And Lilac nodded.
"To see Sir Roydon Garth?"
"No; I want to see Lady Garth his
mother If I can."
"Very well, dear. And you will give
Mark his answer when you return."
Mrs. Mowbray said no more, but she
went In search of her son, to warn
him not to speak of his fove to Llluc on
their way to the station, or to press
her for permission to accompany her
"Tonight, when she returnB, I think
that she will promise to marrv you,
she said; and Mark, who had rarely
found his mother at fault, derived
fresh hope from the prophecy.
Lilac had a very definite Idea as to
what her purpose was in visiting Del
verton, but she had only the most hazy
Ideas as to how Bhe was to achieve it
without meeting Roy, the very thought
of which was enouKh to set her trem
bllng. Although she had told herself
again and again that all chance of her
marrying Hoy was past, she could not
conquer the idea that, after all, she
mlghth ave made a mltuke, and that
Roy's love for her might be as true as
hers for him.
It was to kill this laat flicker of hope
that she had determined to visit the
hall and see Lady Garth. Bvangellne
tlons that I have never possessed. 1 Lhe oared nut m(t.t any more lnan Slr
do nntknow what there is that I am ( H()Vdun himself, but she knew that with
'or" Lady Garth she would stand In no dan-
"I think dear, that you are more fit g(.r of breaking down and revealing the
to be mistress of a house like this than ! , u ht,.y, r;'., ,i, h
anything else." said the elder lady; and
Lilac reddened but did not reply.
"Mark has said nothing to you about
It, has he," asked his mother, "since
the evening that he came here with
Lilac shook her head.
"He has been very kind," Bhe said.
His mother returned enthusiastically:
"He always Is. He will never bother
you again about his love until you
five him permission. But I cannot
keep Bllent." she went on. "You see I
em an old woman, my dear, and I have
only my son lo live for; and It pains
me very much to see the unhapplness
that he will not admit but which he
cannot hide frnm me. Lilac, dear, why
to you not make him happy?"
The girl's eyes had filled with tears.
"I cannot, Mrs, Mowbray. It would J
be wrong to him when I cannot give '
him my love. That la all that I think !
"Is that all? Are you quite sure?"
"Quite sure, Mrs. Mowbray."
"Then why will you not take the
opinion of an old woman who as seen
a great deal more of life than you have,
' dear? Mark has told me as much of
your love-story as you have Imparted
to him, and I think It would be best
for your own happiness, dear Lilac, as
well as my boy's, If you became his
wife. No don't Interrupt me! I have
been thinking the question over very
deeply, and my experience teaches me
that you would grow to love your hus
band In time, and be very much hap
pier than if you lived out your life en
tirely alone, as you think of doing."
"I was not thinking of my own hap
piness," said Lilac, "but of Mark's;
nd I do not see how it can make him
happier to give him my hand without
jny heart. It would be doing him an
"It might be If he did not love you,
dear," said the old lady sagaciously
"but while you remain unmarried he
will never be able to forget you or
reconcile himself to your refusal; and
It will spoil his whole life, I am afraid.
Take my word for It that you would be
right In marrying him,"
"But, Mra. Mowbray," cried Lilac,
when the old lady Interrupted her.
"Do not. answer me now, dear, but
think It over. Remember that I ought
to be good Judge of anything that
concerns my boy s happiness."
Aa she spoke she pressed a kiss upon
the girl's forehead, and then rose to
leave the room before Lilac could ralBe
a protest against her arguments.
In the adjoining room Mrs. Mowbray
found Mark marching restlessly back
wards and forwards.
"I cannot stand this any longer,
mother miner' he said, with determina
tion In his musical voice, "I thought
that 1 wil stronger than 1 am. It
maddens me to see her every day and
not be able to make her love me! 1
hall go abroad again. Tou will look
after her for me, won't your'
"Of course, dear. I feel towards her
a though ahe were mr daughter; but.
so anxious to disguise. Even If she did,
Lady Garth could be trusted to keep
the secret which, if revealed, might
make her son hesitate about fulfill
ing her fondest hopes by marrying
She would question Lady Garth and
learn what had happened Blnce her de
parture from the Hall whether the
baronet had gratefully accepted the
surrender of her love, or whether, after
all, he had shown that his love was
very deep. If the latter was the case,
her ladyship could hardly fall lo tell
her, for the aristocratic old woman's
first and foremost thought was most
assuredly her son's happiness. Lilac
herself was so truthful and honest that
she could not Imagine that Lady Garth
might deceive her to serve her own
purpose; though possibly It was some
dim suspicion which made the girl de
termine to Interview Lady Garth per
sonally instead of trusting to a letter,
in spite of the difficulty of doing so
without risking the meeting with Roy
which she dreaded.
When she reached the Hall she
walked up to the stone steps at the en
trance to the house with a quickly
beating heart and an excitement that
was halp hope and half fear. She was
wondering whether she would be for
tunate enough to find her ladyship
alone, when an exclamation behind
her made her turn, and she saw Lady
Garth herself coming toward her from
The way In which the old lady has
tened forward made Lilac think that
the was anxious to welcome her, until
she caught sight of her ladyship's face,
which expressed nothing but consterna
tion. To Lilac's astonishment, she
hurried past her without even a word,
to open the door noiselessly and beck
on her Into the house with' every sign
"Come upstairs to my room, Lilac,"
she suld, speaking for the first time
when they were In the hall, where
as yet no servant had appeared In an
swer to the girl's timid knock. "We
shall have no fear of Interruption
The old lady scarcely seemed to
breathe until the door of her dressing- j
room was closed behind them. Then
she shook hands with her guest and
"I left Roy In the garden talking to
Evangeline," she said,
wish them to see you.
for you both to meet so soon, especial.
Iy now that he is engaged to his cous.
in! Rut tell me about yourself now
that you are here. You are not mar
ried yet to this Mr. Mowbray eh?"
She raised her gold pince-nez as she
spoke and surveyed the girl critically.
Lilac's fate was quite pale, and her
lips were tightly compressed as she
"We are to be married soon. I am
staying with his mother In Liver
pool." "And she Is pleased to have you as a
"Very pleased. Lady Garth."
"That is most gratifying, then," said
her ladyship, with a sigh of content
ment. "The whole turn of affairs is
very satisfactory. Is It not?"
"Very satisfactory," said poor Lilac
through her white lips.
"But you have not told me the object
of your visit?" Lady Garth went on;
and Lilac hesitated for a few mo
ments. Then she said, speaking quite
"I simply wished to ascertain before
taking any final step, that Sir Roydon's
happiness would not suffer. It is un
necessary to keep up any disguise with
you. Lady Garth, and I think you un
derstand already that I did not consult
my own happiness in going away."
"I guessed something of the truth,
dear, and admired you for it. Of
course it was much nobler of you to
consider my son's and Evangeline's
happiness before your own. I think
that it was altogether for the best, and
I am glad to know that you are still
to make a marriage which I under
stand will be a very good one for
"Although I am breaking my heart
over it," said Ulac coldly. I came
here to ask you, Lady Garth, whether
my sacrifice hag really given happiness
to the man I love. You say that he is
already engaged to his cousin?"
She looked (straight Into hrr compan
ion's eyes, and her ladyship flushed a
little. She turned her head aside to
escape the girl's scrutiny, and looked
down Into the garden, where she saw
something which encouraged her to
speak the truth.
"I was not right, perhaps, In say
ing that they were actually engaged,"
she said, turning to face Lilac again;
"but I have no doubt that they will be
shortly. Just before your arrival my
son Informed me o" his intention to
ask Evangeline to be his wife. See
they are in the garden together now,
and I expect he is carrying his purpose
As she spoke. Lady Garth drew the
girl to the window, and there, half
hidden behind the curtain. Lilac looked
down upon a sight that for a moment
took away all power of movement. The
baronet and his cousin were walking
slowly across the lawn, Roydon look
ing very pale and weak after his ill
ness, and leaning heavily on Evangel
ine's arm, but talking to her with great
earnestness. Suddenly, as she looked.
Evangeline turned, and, throwing her
arms around the sick man's neck, kissed
him on either cheek.
A deep sigh of relief from her com
panion recalled Lilac to a remembrance
of where Bhe was, and she turned away
"Is that enough?" said Lady Garth,
with a smile of satisfaction which she
could not conceal.
"Will you help me to leave the house
without being seen by anybody.
please?" she paid, calmly still, although
she wondered how she could think or
speak at all. "I should not like them
to hear from the servants that I hud
"Of course not, dear," said her lady
ship, whose grnclousness and friend
liness Increased as her fears grew less.
"I will take you through the drawing
room, and nobody will be the wlwer,
I am glad that you came, and I shall
always feel a great admiration for you.
Her ladyship advanced as though to
kiss her, but Lilac drew away, and
held out her hand.
"Thank you for assisting me, Lady
Garth," she said. "Everything, as you
Bay, Is very satisfactory."
Her voice trembled a little as she
spoke, In spite of the restraint she
was placing upon herself to remain
calm; and fearing that the girl might
break down before she left the hall,
her ladyship led the way at once noise
lessly down the broad staircase, thro'
the drawing room where Evangeline
had sung so hopelessly of her "Robin
Adair," through one of the tall French
windows Into the garden, and so by a
narrow garden-path almost to the gate
of the drive.
(To be continued.)
Trade the pup for a pig.
Do not feed corn to colts.
How to make little chicks grow feed
Plant bush lima beans-nuisance.
poles are a
Give your son
a trade and your
When the cherry blooms
National extravagance and debt turn
farmers Into serfs.
A drinker is usually a shirker,
thinker Is usually a good worker.
What does the farm cat have that
no other animal has? Kittens.
potatoes can not be retarded otheiwUt,
keep them In the Ice house or refrig
erator. But In a cool, dark cellar po
tatoes should not sprout before it wl.l
do to plant them. There is some differ
ence in varieties. Some show little dis
position to sprout.
A good fence Is a remedy for breachy
cattle and prevents neighborhood quarrels.
It is swindling your wife and family
trying to get milk from a poorly fed
The music of interest-bearing notes is
pleasant only when the Interest comes
The various breeds of live stock that
have bti-n improved along special lines
and established so they reproduce their
kind, have all been the result of sur
rounding the animals with Improved
conditions, giving them improved man
agement, favorable to the ends desired,
and then taking special pains to select
the best in carrying on further breed
ing operations. It is possible to do this
by staring with scrubs, for that is the
way it was originally done, but H is
not practical to do it in this way be
cause men's lives are too short to
spend them thus and wait many yearf.
fur results, when no necessity for it
exit .s. Under present conditions the
way to breed up the farmers' flocks and
herds is to obtain pure bred males and
Treatment of the seed is qt;a simple
and quite effective. Several fungicide
are effective for the puipuue, among
them being formaline and corrosive
sublimate. The latter has been longest
in use and is easily employed. Take
two and a quarter ounces of corrosive
sublimate and In a wooden vessel ml
It with two gallons of hot water; let it
stand over night and then In a bar
rel with a wooden faucet at the bot
tom mix it with thirteen gallons of
watpr. Put the seed potatoes in a gun
ny sack and immerse them in thl solu
tion for about an hour and a half. The
corrosive sublimate solution can bo
used repeatedly. It is highly poisonous
and it must not be placed in metal
vessels. The corrosive sublimate can
be bought at any drug store for abouf
fifteen cents an ounce.
If this course be pursued the potato
planter will have seed clean and free
from scab, and if, in addition to this,
he uses for his potato crop ground on
which potatoes have not been recently
grown the crop will be free from scab.
It is not worth while, however, to treat
use no other, and then only the best ( lhe geed and then plant lt , Broun(,
that can be afforded. tha, wag use(J for potatoe8 tne TVlout
With the advantages that the farm- year and produced a crop BnowlnK sign,
ers and breeders of today have over the . of 8cabi for tne spores ,ive ov tn,
original improvers of breeds, it is a wlnt anl, wi fat- thpmaiv.
If you don't want your seed potatoes
to sprout before you are ready, spread
a gin wno wouidn t harm a mouse
will murder a song In a most heartless
Wring the neck of the dog that wor
rles tne cows. It will save feed of both
cow and dog.
Happiness is like a kitten's tall lt is
difficult to catch, but there Is lots of
fun chasing It.
How can you tell whether your farm
pays a loss or profit unless you keep
A good coat of paint covers a multl
tude of sins. There Is no deceit in put
ting your best foot out first.
If your horse Is out of condition have
a qualified person examine his teeth
Perhaps he Is starving because he can
grind his feed.
The man who Is continually changing
from cows to sheep and again from
sheep to cows, will complain there
no money in farming.
A coarse, intemperate, brutal man
should never be tolerated on a farm
He should work In the shops and deal
with Inanimate things.
Rub a gall with stove blacking or
plumbago if you must work the horse
and can not give it time to heal. It
seems to work wonders.
'it does really no good to "blow up1
people. It hurts them but little and
does you no good. Save your wind
You may need It to blow yourself up
"Many a mickle makes a muckle." A
hundred big ears of corn make a bush
el. If one Is lost or wasted your meas
ure Is short. Look after the little waste
There are many men who would help
Jto hang a horse thief, who continually
work horses with torturing collars and
The small pig will make the big hog.
The small calf will make a big steer.
The small germ In the grain of corn
will make the large stalk. The greatest
men are those who "despise not the day
of small things."
If the work harness be not all in
order, don't start out until you have
made It so. More than half of the run
aways which take place are due to
worn-out and rotten pieces of harness.
It Isn't a good thing to churn the
milk before getting It out of the udder.
Better let the cows walk to and from
pacture, and so Instruct the boy.
matter of some surprise that the op
portunlty Is not universally embraced.
It would seem that with the marked
difference in the value of Improved and
unimproved stock the importance of
growing the former only would be ob
vious, and yet there are a vast num
ber of grade males used in the country
from which no good results need be ex
pected. Even with the advantages of
improved blood the farmers' work in
grading up is not without difficulty.
When pure bred stock is used on both
sides good progeny does not always re
sult. In every crop of calves, for ex
ample, there are "tops" and "culls,"
and the same will be true when a pure
bred male Is used for grading up. It
will even be true to a greater extent,
perhaps, because the influence of the
scrub dam must be overcome. The
man who is grading up, therefore, must
not expect too much. Not all the
heifer calves got by a dairy breed bull
will make good dairy cows, alhtough
the use of such a bull renders the pro
duction of good cows much more prob
able and more frequent. The same
principle governs if beef animals are
the objects sought, and the breeder
who has planned for continuous im
provement should adopt the breeders'
bethods so far as they are applicable,
and especially the principle of selection.
On the female side the best cows, the
best sows, the best ewes, the best
marea, etc., should be retained for fu
ture use and the inferior ones culled
out and marketed. A celebrated Eng
lish breeder of dogs was asked how It
came that he got such good ones. His
reply was that he "bred a great many
and hanged a great many." Something
of this kind must be done by every
breeder, whether he be laboring to im
prove a pure bred herd or whether he i
be a farmer who is striving to grade up
and make each year's crop of young
stuff a little better than the last. A
prominent cause of slow progress Is
that selection Is not close enough and
that not enough culling Is done.
the new crop as soon as tt appears.-
SELECTING OF SEED.
All farmers should carefully select the
grain that is to be used for spring
sowing. It is not enough that the seed
be free from weeds, although this, of
course, Is essential. Beyond this, how
ever, pains should be taken to winnow
out all the light, shrunken stuff, with
about as strong a blast as the fanning
mill Is capable of producing. The dif
ference in the yield between plump and
shrunken seed is much greater than is
generally imagined. In one experiment
with spring wheat, continued for five
years, It was found that plump, selected.
seed gave an increased yield of 23 per
cent by measure and an increase of 6.4
pounds In weight per measured bushel
over shrunken seed. This Is a differ
ence worth taking1 a great deal of pains
in order that the farmer may have it in
his favor. In a four years' test of bar
ley, conducted along similar lines,
plump seed gave an increased yield of
19 per cent over shrunken grain. As
the shrunken grain is mainly caused by
weak straw, rust and the like, there Is
the further advantage attending the se
lection of plump seed, that these faults,
weaknesses and diseases are less likely
to be propagated. On every account,
therefore, It will pay the farmer to blow
out of his seed grain everything that a
blast will remove. Shrunken grain is a
great deal better as a food for the poul
try or for the stock than it is to put la
the ground for reproductive purposes.
Plan now for quantities of soiling
crops for the cows. Do not fear of
getting too much, for if lt Is not used
green it can be cured and used moBt
profitably In that condition.
Let the man who loves heifers and Is
gentle and quiet milk the young things
for the first few months. It Is best to
be patient and not get the heifer ex
cited. Many a good one has been spoil,
ed by Injudicious treatment after the
The accompanying little story, pub
lished In an eastern educational Jour
nal, la said to have been written by a
boy In the west, one of a class of chil
dren of six or eight years old, who had
been requested by their teacher to
write a story, they to select a subject
and their compositions not be changed
by their teacher, but to be read before
the children's parents exactly as writ
ten. This Is one of the number sub
mitted. And the writer Is expected to
become a great story writer: A poor
"and did not young man fell In love with the daugh-
Although my te' ' a rl''n 'adv Vt'n keP' randy
son Is reconciled to your departure"- '"""."i"" ? .
Lilac's heart sank "still It would be
disturbing for him to see you before
he has quite recovered from his Ill
ness. He has had so much anxiety
and worry that following so soon upon
his accident, It has made him quite
III, and he Is up for the first time to
day. But what Is the object of your
v'slt, Lilac? Of course, It Is very kind
of you to call and let me know how you
re getting on; but do you not think
that It Is little Injudicious Just at
present? After the sort of half-en-gavement
that existed between yow, It
because he had not money enough to
buy furniture. A wicked man offered lo
give the young man 2f it he would be
come a drunkard. The young man
wanted the money very much, so he
could marry the rich candy lady's
daughter, but when he got to the saloon
he turned to the wicked man and said;
"I will not become a drunkard even for
great riches. Get thee behind me, Sa
tan," On his way home he found a
pocketbook containing a million dollars
In gold; then the young lady consented
to marry him. They had a beautiful
wedding and the next day they had
twins. Thus you see that "Virtus has
Its own reward."
If you waken some cold morning and
find your garden plants covered with
frost, get out your watering pot filled
with cold water and sprinkle every one
that Is likely to be Injured. Be sure
you do the sprinkling before the sun
,ets up and melts the frost.
Don't try to make too long days at
first this spring. The horses, the men
and the boys will come In tired enough
to sleep, of you do not try to keep them
at It too long to begin with. See that
the chores are all done before dark. I
never like working around a barn by
It is encouraging to note that pro
gressive farmers are paying greater
attention to the importance of the se-
ection of seed for crops of all kinds
that shall be more perfect in every re-
pect. In planting cereals, clover and
the like, greater pains are taken not
only to see that It is free from weed
seed, that that the seed itself shall be
plump, heavy and vigorous, with a high
germinating percentage when tested.
Seed corn is more carefully selected and
preserved, and at all points there is
larger practical recognition of the truth
that, "As ye sow, so also shall ye reap."
The time is at hand when those who
plant potatoes are making up their
minds as to the seed to be used, and
here, too, the necessity for careful se
lection is as great as with other crops.
The variety being determined upon, it
is Important that the seed shall be
sound and firm, and that this may be so
lt is essential that the tubers shall not
have exhausted their vigor and sus
tenance by sprouting. Just now when
the weather is beginning to warm up
rapidly potatoes that have been kept
in cellars will have a decided tendency
to sprout. The two conditions that
encourage sprouting are heat and
light. The cellar may have been cold
enough during tbe winter to prevent
sprouting, but as it begins to warm up
with the opening of sprng, the eyes be
gin to sprout and the long, chlorophyll-
less sprouts begin to push out In the
direction from which the strongest light
comes. This makes the potato soft.
CORN AS FOOD.
Prof. E. Davenport, professor of ag-
rlculture, University of Illinois, says:
"We are often told that corn flour la
deficient in pritein, and that the con
sumer must increase his ration or else
suffer for nitrogen with which to re
pair his body. As a matter of fact,
there is but slight difference in the
amount of nitrogen as between wheat
and corn, and from the best calculations
that can be made lt would seem that a
diet of clear corn furnished something
like twice the amount of digestible ni
trogen that the body actually makes
use of. The difference between the
protein of wheat and that of corn is
more of character than of amount.
"Wheat is not the one standard food
that God made purposely according to
a definite formula as food for His peo
ple. It is one of the best food grains
and corn is another. Rice is another,
and though it contains less than half
the protein of corn, it has proved aa
acceptable food to many races."
In the whole matter of queen rearing,
there seems to be an extravagance
strangely at variance with the usual
thrifty economy of the busy occupants
of the hive, writes Dr. C. C. Miller la
the National Stockman. When a single
young queen is desired, five, ten, or
forty, are reared, only that all but one
may be killed as soon as mature. Food
is given in such abundance that a sur
plus Is left that the young queen coul
not consume, while to the young worker
is carefully measured out the exact
ration that it needs with not an iota
Generally, it is a good mark to bars a
queen cell well covered with deep In
dentations. Sometimes you may find a
cell quite smooth, having none of these
indentations. The chances are that It'
contains not a queen but a drone. Not
that the workers will deliberately maka
the mistake of trying to rear a king la-
lacking substance and unfit either for I 8teacl of a queen, but if they are queen.
seed or for the table, and with seed
potatoes It is important that the con
ditions which Induce sprouting be pre
vented. It Is a well known fact that
potatoes "run out' 'rapidly as compared
with other seeds. While still remain
ing potatoes they lose their varietal
characteristics, and this Is probably
due as much to the fact that the seed
It is better to provide the cows with
plenty of water than to put water Into
the milk. If vou should call tha men
who do the latter bv their rlrht names ' tubcrs have been PermUfd to sprout
you would have but few friends arnonw
less and have nothing but drone eggs or
drone larvae, the poor things will do tha
best they can by trying to rear a queen
from a larvae that can only turn out a
drone, although usually, if not always,
it dies in the cell.
These queen cells that have been
built up with so much labor and ex
pense of material will in a few days ba
torn down. Not entirely. The base ot
It Is so easy for us to say, "If I was
that man, I would do so different from
what he, Is doing," and yet If one
would put himself In the other man's
place he might not do any different,
but he might sleep better and digest
his food better, perhaps, when be came
to his real self sgaln.
increasingly weakened crop, as to any
One does not have to watch seed po
tatoes to see that they are free from
Do you want to grow a good eroa at
nice potatoes In your garden? Then at
war af aarouted ased. If year aeaa
year after year gradually producing an i each will be left, a queen cell cup aa lt
is called. You will find more or less of
these cups In almost any hive. A good
many of them have never been any
thing more than cups, for the bees
weed seeds, In the ordinary acceptance to delight In making Just that
of the term, but In the case of seed 1 much of a start toward queen rearing
potatoes there Is an analogous evil that , wnn there seems to be no Intention af
Is quite as bad. The spores of several R'ng farther,
fungous plants are too often planted
with the potato unless it Is desired to
produce an Increasingly scabby crop,
So far aa the aeed Is concerned It la not I
difficult to clean It from scab spores so 1
that tt will roda clean crop.
Wa And a good garden cultivates aaa
of the most economical Implements ao
the farm, but to uee It te the east ad
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