Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, February 04, 1904, Image 6

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    SB 3E EE EG is:
Old Blazer's Hero
Cy DAVID CHRISTIE MURRAY.
CHAITEK X.
Mary did not appear at the su er
table, id apite of ilackett's injunction,
md when the latter went upstairs to in
sist upon obedience, he found the bed
loom door locked against fa 11:1 He re
served to himself the right to express ti is
pillion with regard to this open defiance
later on. aal controlling himself without
Bjuch difficulty for be waa one of those
people who need to aay how indignant
they are before they can get up any
great force of steam lie descended to hi
romp.inioua. They were easily contented
with hia apologies, and were, indeed,
rather pleased than otherwise to I freed
from the restrictiona a hostess' preaeuce
would have imposed tipon them.
Hackett'a convive were four In num
ber. Two were old cronies of hia by
bo means the pick of hia old acquaint
ances, but such aa fate aud his own
courses had left to him; aud the other
two were stranger to him, found in
hia friends' companionship on that day's
race course. v
"My friends' friends." said Will, with
sis own geuial and delightful swagger,
"are mine, I won't offer you amontil
lado and turtle, gentlemen, but plain fare
and a hearty welcome you can have."
There are people who do uot rare for
these audden expansions of the heart;
but then, on the other hand, there are
people who do. and Mr. Hacfett's new
acquaintances happened to belong to the
latter type. They said they would be
delighted, and they accepted with almost
aa much effusion aa Will hitusi-lf had
displayed in his invitation. They were
In all the better humor with themselves,
and with the world at large, because the
day's ventures had been proporous'. and j
they were all the more pleased with their j
boat be ause his inspirations had for ou'e I
In a way led him to c)i(Ke the right !
hones, and thc-y had followed his lead. j
"And now, Will, my lad," aaid one of 1
them wheu the ,-lotli was cieart-i away, !
-before we Kettle down I've a faor ro '
ask you. This gentleman is a mighty
One Judge of music. He ought to le,
for he ran the opera in New York for
three, ye.irs didn't you, Bob? aud I
particularly want him to hear you sing.
In fact, it'a a treat I've aa good as
promised him haven't I, Bob?"
This gentleman waa a bald man in
spectacles and evening dress. He had
apologized on arrival for the character
f his costume by saying that he had
fcn obliged to look In at the theater in
great town hard by for an hour or
two; and Hackett had been told, with
an air of mystery and importance, that
he had hia eye on a singing chambermaid
there, and had half a mind to engage
fcer. The great man said, with no par
ticular enthusiasm, that he should like
Terr much indeed to bear Mr. Hackett
"I'm not In particularly good voice
Utely," said Will, "but I'll do my best
lor you."
The entrepreneur leaned back !n his
hair and prepared to suffer. His ex-
tries ce had made bins familiar with the
amateur tenor, and he dreaded him as
be burnt child dreads the fire.
At this ebb of bis fortunes Hackett
tailed with all his heart the chance of
singing before auch a man as this. He
displayed no eagerness, but he had too
snuch tact to make the common fuss,
and wait for the usual eager pressure.
EI sauntered to the piano, and careless
ly turned over a heap of music there. He
derided that he would not aing more
than once unless the importaut personage
specially pressed him.
Before be had sung through the first
Hue the man of music rose softly from
bis chair, and dropping hia elbows noise
lessly on the mantel bonrd suffered his
ehln to fall upon his hauds and put his
heart into his ears. From first to last
not a flaw. Tone, phrasing and expres
sion absolutely just. The listener had
heard finer voices, but he could count
them on the fingers of one hand. What
leased him, even more than the voice,
Srss the management of it
i The tender, melting rapture of the cap
tivating rascal's voice reached his wife
aa she lay sobbing iu her bedroom. He
warbled on, never thinking of her, and
charming all listeners' ears but hers and
oe other's.
Ned Blane mast needs torture himself.
ss happens with most young men who
dad themselves in similar case. lie
iaeuld have made choice among a score
mt streets and lanes to stroll in If he
feed a fancy for getting wet through;
And by this time' the threatening storm
ad burst, and the warm summer rain
had soaked him to the skin in the first
htra minutes of its fall. But he must
tsrmaot himself by being near hia suf
fariag Idol, whom he had no right or
bower to comfort, and by the trim bate
,Ueh waa taking root In every fiber of
fch- against the man to whom she was
Had. And the song which struck up as
(a was passing for the fifth or sixth time
ajasde such an appeal to him as sny man
jf common sympathy can understand.
When the soug was over three of the
lager's guests were noisy in approba
tion. - - The Important man tnrned his
tack to the fireplace, and for a while
Mid nothing. By and by, when the otb
sn had don with their compliments, he
spoks.
"Mr. Hackett." he said, "will you be
W good as to tell m where yon studied ?"
"Oh." Will answered. "I never studied
t all, U apeak of. My grandfather
mmX through three or four years in
ftab. Ha taught my father, and my
fath
fcswW.'
athsr taught ma, what littl bit he
"Ah," Mid th stranger, "you com of
at aiBsicaJ family. What waa your
gkrher name?"
t "Hackatt. of poors," Mid WIIL
"Of coarse," th otbar answered amll-
iMgiy. "Bat hi stag namhr
"My father had no stag nam," Mid
! Will, rather haughtily.
3 tM th MggMt UmI mar for
his ii: iis 3 31 2l 3 Li? 32
;
as
some ten milea around
young men.
said one of the
,
Hid you ever think of
"1 be pardon.
carrying that fine voice of vour own to
.rryiuf
market.
Mr IlKkftt .'
in, lb. 1 V't" 'ir""e""'-
mg the pares of h,s music and looking
round upoir hi. questioner a. he did so.
rh. rh, ma- but 1 T hJ
need to do that yet
Ilitrre n good two thousauj a sear
m U.e ro.ee if you csred to u it." .aid
the stranger guest
Oh. said Hnckett lightly. "That'a
a bait, if 1 could sea it to bite at."
"la HV asked the other. "It'a there
to bite at if you like to bite. "It'a there
sing u another song, Mr. Uacketl?"
ThU jjdgmeLt from a man who ought
to be competent wanned the vocalist's
heart. He had bern thinking of little
else thau of carrying that hue voice of
hia to market for a month or two pact,
but bis habit of putting thin.s o3 was
native aud rooted by habit, aud what
with that and his pride aud bis not
quite knowing how to begin, his think
iug had led to nothing
"Do you sing In Italian?" anked the
manager, fingering the pile of music.
"What's this? "Spirito gen til?" Try
that. Mr. Harkett"
"No." said Will. "I'd rather not I
can t.D4 it in a way wheu I know there's
nobody by to aee where I go w rong iu
the lingo. Here's 'My I'retty Jane.' I'm
not afraid of thit, if you like"
"'My I'reity Jane,' by a!! tu-at;.."
said the malinger.
So Will sang "My I'retty Jane." sod
confirmed the food opinion the iuip'.r
tnf per-ou;ige hnd formed of him. The
,n''n ia poession stole into the hull to
liftm. and the vocalit had thiw more
auditors than he couatej on o. 'hougiii
about.
"And now," mid Iiackett, when Mt.
"' ilui'll-l the applaie wa
'If m !,av" ,urD Bt ""-
hy'T'u- i the other aiitlng, they
P"1. " ,Bn to ls,we AtJ1 '"'" u I,ln-
It was the host's style Xn plar wildly.
RDd so it almost always happened that
he lost or won with great rapidity. To
night the run of th card favored him,
and be won n great deal more than two
at least of his guests could hare desired
to lose. At last, what with his wiuniugs
on that day's racing, and his run of
luck at eardk, he had more than enough
in hand to discharge his unwelcome vis
itor in the morniDg. He grew radisnt,
and he laughed louder than all his guests
together.
There la a gsmbler's superstition,
which, like all superstitions, will fulfill
itlf at timaa, to the effect that it is a
fatal thiDg for a winner to count bis
gains before the end of the game. Mr.
Hackett went on plunging!)-, carrying all
before him, until he had made the calcu
lation Juat mentioned, and then hia luck
turned. His play was uo less scientific
than it had been that waa impoasible;
but the seeming magic had gone out of
his hand, and the pile before him dwin
dled, dwindled, dwindled aud vanished
Then he was for playing on credit; but
somehow his friends were all very timid
and sleepy on a sudden, aud protested
with unauiuiity that it was really time to
be off, and that they could hardly see
the csrda. There was no holding them
there by force, and they went their way.
And when they were outside, the theat
rical manager laid a hand on the shoul
der of the man who had called him Bob
and said he:
"Your friend seemed rattier hard hit at
losing, didn't he?'
"Well, you see. said the friend, in
friendly excuse, "he's on his last legs,
poor beggar!"
"Oh! w bat's become of the fsmlly
land?"
"Like grandfather, like father. Like
father, like son."
"Ah! Does he drink? That fine voice
won't last long if he does."
"Oh, he takes bis glass like the rest
of us. That's all."
"There's money In that voice," wiid
the manager after a minute or two of
reverie. "Not so much as I said at first
perhaps, but money. He wants a practi
cal man behind him. On his last legs, is
he? What does be do for a living?"
- "Nothing."
"M m. I think I'll give him a look
up to-morrow."
Meantime nackett sat staring at the
ornamental fire-paper in the grate. Three
months married. Not a half-dollar in the
world. And then the Man In Possession.
Well. He was told by a man who ought
to know that his voice was worth two
thoussnd a year to him. How could a
man with a treasure like that com to
grief? He sat thinking until he fell
asleep.
CHAPTER XL
Tha Man In Possession remained in
possession for the space of three dsys.
and at the end of that time departed,
hia claim havin- been satisfied. Mary
Hackett did not know how th money
had been paid.
"It'a been got honestly," said Will, In
answer to her Inquiry. "And that ought
to be enough for you."
She made It enough, but It was a day
or two before she so far conquered the I
1 1 l . 1 1 . , ,. ,. r
sname wun wdicd wis puuue aisgrace
had filled her aa to face th streets
again.
It happened on the third moralng that
Mary, coming downstairs an hour or two
before her huabsnd, found a letter ad
dressed to him In a atrange handwriting,
and, without knowing why, waa a little
dismayed by It Th envelope was long
snd narrow. It was mad of blue paper.
Its content, whatever they mht t,
were rather onuaually bulky for a letter,
and altogether, for a woman of her re
cent experience. It had a legal and dis
turbing aspect Lying on th table be
fore her, beside her husband's plate, it
spoiled her breakfast, bat when Will
canst down, looking rather fishy about
tha aysa and rather doll ad Ui-tmpr-
ed. a was his rust 11 of a morning, be
brightened at the ai ;ht lit the envelope
aud pounced upon it aitnost gajly.
The document he drew from it looker
no les legal than the envelope had d..u
but Harkett, having merely glanceo t
it, lhru.1 ;i jsru bis pocket aud sat dewi.
, enuhegiy to breakfast. Suddenly be look
eo up at bis wife, who was gazing at
niui with an anxioua and distressed ex
' reuiun.
j "My dear," said be, "you are looking
; like a ghost this morning. Why dWt
' you go out A walk in the fresh an
' would do you good
j T'us solicitude for her welfare, which
j wo ..d have seemed quite natural a
i mouth earlier, was surprising now, but
j Mary waa still more surprised when her
; htihbaud alone from bis seal, and taking
1 hia place behind her chair. caressed her
cheeks with both hands. The surrtrisa
grew when he stooped down and imprint-
j . , ,llMa f-.i,..,
"Tk ..... 1. .. - 1 ,
! ... 11 .1 .. ., . ..
! She hardly cared to face her little
wor;j ughiu . b,j h,
! ,,at Will's changed manner aroused new
j hope, and made her eager to oty b.m.
He .iou, affw.tionte d
' .1 . 1 . ..... - 1 .,. .
j him. but ob,l(Hj L- ,uJ it) ,jt, .
the timid reluctance with which khe r en-
lured iuto th street, the broad suiuinel
aunithine without was answered by some
uacertaiu und feeble gleacja within. Sst
drew down her vail aud hurried toward
the field, and once there aauntered in
quiet solitude, thinking of many things,
but most of all of Will's changed man
ner.
She had begun to know, quite a long
time back, it seemed, that her husband !
nnture afforded but a saudy aud preca
rious soil to bui!d upon. Il.it if only sha
could woo hi Khort lived affection back
to life again, could gain some gentle per
nmueut influence over him awake hii
better instincts and justify her owl
dreams! And so she dreamed bei
dreams and prayed her prayers and wenl
home ugain, comforted. In the nieantimt
her husband was likewise engaged ii
preparations for the future. When th
door had closed behind his wife he dre
the legal looking document from hit
pocket and read it keenly. He had had j
of course, uo business training, but hi
rend this particular document with I
shrewd business mind, and in spite oi
certain numerous and bewildering lega?
ti-cbn:ealities mastered every word of it.
When he had mustered the contents o
the paper he took pen ami ink mi l set
n;s signature at uie root oi it, doing tins,
as tie did most things, with a mighty
tlo'irli. Then having peu in bund hi
wrote a note:
"My Dear l'olly I have had a suddei
call from home. It is quite on the cardl
that 1 may be away for a week. 1 eti
you a tweuty-dollar note for immedinti
expenses, and all the tradesmen's billt
are paid and receipted. You will he'
from me agaiu Iu a day or two, aud )
thiuk we are going to be prosperous. Al
ways your affectiouate husband.
"Will Hackett."
He enclosed with this the money bi
spoke of, thru went upstairs, spent
vigorous half hour in packing his b
longings together, took a good look
arouud to be sure that nothing had beet
left behind, and with his own bandn car
ried his satchels into the hall
Next h
rang the bell for the maid.
A man will cull to currv tl.es ii
half an hour's time from now," he said rMt hi: ,l,t,'', witl1 ''x
consulting his watch. -Wait a minute.' '''tiding Ixdow It (hat will Jist fit Into
He stood still to consider, poring upol ' lHe "i'l'' irons of the wagon body. It
the floor. "I shall be late. I'll carrj j tin thus be set upon the wagon Is-d
them a part of the way myself. I shalMn mi Instant mid will be found most
meet somebody who wants to earn I
quarter, I dare say. And there's a lettei
on the breakfast table.
See that youl
mistress has it when she comes in.
,, ., ... , . . '
it iiisid opeueu tne noor for mm, am 1
he walked out, carrying a satchel u '
riuiri iiuuii. ur I''sco liKui uuu iril US
he weut, with an air which would bavi
given an observer a right to imagine tha
he was not anxious to be seen. Th
satchels were heavy, and the summe.
sun was powerful, and Will Hackett wai
neither accustomed to exercise of thu
character nor fond of It He hailed,
therefore, with great pleasure, the ap
pearance of the man late in possession,
who was lounging along with his handi
Iu bis pockets and a general air of hav
iug nothing to do upon him.
"I suppose you're willing to earn s
quarter, Abram?"
"I've got to earn what I can lay m;
hands on, Mr. Hackett, whether I'm will
ing or not," said Abram, with a super
fluous air of philosophy. "What's thi
job? Carry them leather boxes? IIoi
far?"
"To the hotel," said Harkett.
"All right." responded Abram, an
seized upon the luggage Hackett had r
linquished.
(To be continued.)
I'rogren Uemamls t.rent Wealth.
No community ever made much pro
. , tU uau-mu,,, vapiiaiisu.. mi M,fore thp r)lU im, ,,,.,! t(, the ban
required Investments are too great ai,.8
the risks are too colossal for amal Tll(. Utwn k1)()W( ,
cap Itallau to undertake. People wlU l)f lliriabo nl f.lic, UK(.,, ,
Imlted experience, which email for ,,ora(Jo experiment station. It Is
.s.,,,, uie loresigm,
ca pa city or Industrial mettle, to taki
the risk of losses Involved in such lu
mens undertakings. Our great rail
roada, most of which hare pierced
large, unsettled aieaa. bare been bulM
by men of great wealth. In the ha mil
of small men, timidity and Incapacity
to Hak would have compelled waiting
until population and business woult
make a railroad pay; but In the handi
of these millionaires, with the coufl
dence of small capitalists behind them
the great railroads were built as
dual force to the cotmtry'e develop
tnent and business growth. Guotou'i
Magazine,
From Hteam to Electricity.
Th results of the change front
team to electrical power on New Yorl
elevated railways are: A reduction
cost per passenger from 2.24 cents un !
der steam to 1.98 cents; an Increase 1)
groas earnings of 1400,000, accompan
led by a decrease In eipenaes a
99,000.
la Congo Free ritaut.
The elaht societies at work In rtu
Congo r'ree State are represented bj
211 missionaries, 283 Dative evange
Ists, 827 naUre teachera, C,641 Suudaj
Schools.
Ibis Is a cold world but wfcttt doe
the coal dealer carer
Fanltery Mtlkine Apparatus.
With the recent n-port of a State
'naltli hoard ottieial that an epidemic
if feer in one of our largest cities
ould l' tniced directly to a case hi
be family of a niiik dealer in (hat In-
ality. the urgent nccesi:y for satii-
tary Inspection of the milk supply is
i.iin made apparent to eveu those In
liviilu.ils who are rather inclined to
eoff at such advanced mnl scientific
li"sirie. No don.. t the time w 111 come
when ill milk will have to le Htcril
izil In fore being offered for sab-, but
UII. KIM, MM'altA I I S.
veil sIimuM that (hsiiulde ruuilit loll
f affairs be reached it wiil still be
hllg.itory up hi the milkman to see
that no opjiort uipiv is niTordcil for the
iii!.i:-! of the lacteal fluid with con-
liltnil.tt'eij ntlnosphere In the stable.
I'foi.nlilv tin- best ttn v in which this
''-m I"' nii i ; I isin-J
by the aid of
t!n !n iimatii- milklti
machine here
il, unrated. Ii i, arranged a
lo not
!y. but
oiii.v mill; the cows aiitoniatlca
:ii-. incloses the milk In an airtight
receptacle ns long as it is in the pnx
iluity of ilie Htiim.'i!. This is iiccoin
pliftied by a reservoir suspended over-
lend mid
omiertiMj witii the teat cujis
I'.v -i short section of hose. By ineiins
of n vacuum created in the pipe to
which the reservoir Is attached the
milk Is drawn from the teats and de
IMislted In the r's-epiacle. hence it
an l' removed to the creamery for
further treatment before licing placed
on mile.
Farm Conveniences.
The llrst two figures sh-iw couveiii
nees originally sketched In (he Kami
Journal, which says of them:
Tills crate xliouhl be alxuit
three
1Keftil In iiiovIiil- calves, sheen nlm ,,r
t her stiM-k It will lit on t,i s st,..t
i ,,, .,,,. , , ....... . . ...
, , .
HISh eiiio.iliii v'':'!l I'llllllnj Itiiit.
'":,,'"n"1- IT tills Is long the rer gate
can lie hinged to let tlown, as shown..
It can also be hinged to open at Ihe
side, Tne slats should be of hard
wood three-quarters of an lin li (hick.
When there is plowing to be done
los to fences or trees have your
smith put extension rods on the plow
and a clevis to hitch Hi,, team to, like
the cut. The sketch was s"iit im by
one of our readers in KanKis, and he
sayu it works well for him. If the
bo.im of the plow is adjustable to
draft It should, of cottrsc, be adjusted
pagy t0 niove , am, ,,t , anl,
Very readily marie.
Dressing Ducks for Market
Ducks ni-ed much the same treat
ment In dressing for market as do
fowls. They should lie kept without
food and water
for twenty-four
hours previous
to killing, so that
the crop and In
testines will be
well emptied.
Confine them In
a small pen
with clean
straw, so that
they will not Imj
dirty. Hlec-d
through the
BEADY Ir'OB UAIIKI-T
inonth, and when dead, scald In wafer
at a temperature of 1 v , degree. After
scalding, wrap them up In a flannel
blanket for ten mlnnt-a, which v!'l
help wonderfully in picking.
If acalding Ik p operly done nml
ulrds are wrapped up in this way.
;hey can be picked easily ami (juiegly,
U ""'"T with many to leave
"- aro.nm u.e netg ror anoui
two lm:"p,, "' the fenihcr on Ihe
iflr"t joints of the wings, Including the
(main flights. After picking clean, put
fj,em into hot water for a few veomds
',n(j then throw Into Ice water. leaving
Hi
;HATE, I'UIW AMI MoVAl.l.fc III llltl.E.
them for several 'warm, " until in-ir-
ouzhly cld, when Qsey t .ay i tjk' U
out. dried, and are tneii rej.ly l ji.n-li
for market K. J Lauren. -. iu 1'ariu
and ll.me
How Htored Grata brinks.
The advantage to tile farmer of
storing hi grain and boldin' it till
, spring Is not always reprcscnti-d by
the iner-jsel rie he limy get for it.
: The shrinkage during tlie winter Mor
as- must l taken Into consideration.
Mud this shrinkage not infrequently
more t hit ii offsets the increased jiriee,
In Kin li mse it pays the farmer to
; sell his grain as ou as it is in sliape
t.j go to the market. A g..M many In
vestisr.itiulis have Ix-eu made to (lis
i-uter the percentage of shrinkage in
various grains. The results biVe variid
j Immensely. In some of the him id
States and with early fntiiered i ,-ojis
! the shrinkage has Imvii high as
to 4H per cent, while grain raised in
J arid States and hauled to humid S.al.f
, a nd stored has gained in weight dur
j ;ng storage. The shrinkage of win
has not generally been a- gr-.it as mat
of wiiii' utter gr, litis
Wheat sm:,-( ;n Michig-m eleiit .rs
lost frijiu T to l"i p -r in 11! . ur; 11 g win
ter. A lot of coin er.v le-ivy an I ill
tie dry at tit- tin f st -ring los; l! i
per cent in weigh! by I'chiiniry l.-t,
made in other states have ii- n
sbrinkagi-s of In to l; p r . ent one
lot of coin that was g.itlie "cd M t'i
time of year when It was w,.; ,!.i I.
but coiraiiiiug as large an ii:i: iiii,r
water as possible and pa-seil i-i a
Sta-e fair inmpet it ion. shrank n't ml
-)' per cent. Oats shrink littl -, bin are
recorded to have lost aboil! I p.-r i t .i
In weight dining a w inier St sis
i; pui.ii.-.
Kiiniihiiiit for sj,,,.,.
While l-ith horses ami eat He are
siiuetiim s troiildeil with n tlir .it dif
liciilty that needs the att-ii'h.n of a
veiei inar'.aii, iu ihe inajurily of eases
it will be found that ll.al trouble is
111- almost wholly lo the feeding of
iliisty hay. llor-es .ue nun-h gh en to
t!ii- nctile throat trouble m connect i ,n
i li Mi.-iv.'nig. ivlii.-li will slop alnius!
iniiiiedla:. ly if Ihe li:iy is moi-teii
ei! lief ire being l'i d.
It U a oiiil pliiri, if bay is fed iii a
mang-T insvad of a ra, k. to sj.rinUle
il Utile rtllt'-r ill I he Itttioiii of Ihe
manger -,-ii li tune in-fore feeding ami
then moisten the hay. I tt ihe same
when l!ie bay is fe 1 to cattle. It is a
good plan lo wet the corn stover also.
for while there is less dust In it than
In bay there is enough to trouble tin
c.tt 'li ; liesldis, t)M. vvi I fodder Is al
ways more palatable.
The Farmer's Wife.
Iioii't make n hired man of her. A
woniiiu on n farm lias no more place
In drudgery than she has In the city.
The duties of any home are sufficient
for the wife. N'o woman can be a
w ife, a herder of cattle ami swine, a
milkmaid and do the general chores
about the bouse. No woman ought to
submit to such work, and no man will
allow It. lie who does so can wtircoly
be called a mail. Women Wear out fut
enough in the general course of lft.,
and just because they happen to live
on a farm It Is uo reason why they
should enter into a life of slavery.
i:ebange.
Cultivation of Oats.
At I'oniel! I'niversjty oats were
sown broadcast, In the usual manner,
(he yield per acre being thirty-seven
bushels. On another dot the oats were
drilled In, llfteen indies apart, the
haml-w heel hoe being used to work
between tne rows. I ins may appcur
to mute a, giving a large shut.; f
lalior in that manner, but us the yield
on the drilled and worked p() was
sixty-one bushels per acre the method
is worthy of attention. A man with
a w Ins'l hoe cm go over a large piece
of ground in a day, and It is possibly
thtit the Ri'-thri'! will pay.
A Hairy Pointer.
The Toronto illolie says a Cniindi.in
farmer who kept twenty-four Cows and
two hired men tested his cows with
the lialicoek lest, and found that
eight were unprofitable. He disposed
u f them and let one hired man go, and
at the end of the year found that be.
had made as much moiity from the
sixteen as from the twenty-four. Now
he has got down to twelve good cows,
and expects as much from them as he
made from twice that number. Now he
can Increase up to bin original number
as fast as he can find or grow good
rows and increase bis profits.
Migration of Heeila.
Ir. Howard, the new secretary of
the American Association for the Ad
vancement of Scleme, writing of the
manner In which seeds are carried to
great distances by birds, recited an
experiment of Iiarwln which had a
curious result. Adhering to the leg of
a wounded patrldge. Darwin found a
ball of earth weighing (J14 ounces.
From the seeds contained in this ball
lie raised thirty-two plant, belonging
to five distinct species.
aahwedillnsT Fodder.
The fodder shredder Is doing good
work In one respect, and that U In re
ducing the number of shocks of corn
that stand in the field all winter.
As the shredder husks the corn and
ahriils It at the same time, farmers
And that It Is more comfortable to
haul the fodder to the barn than to
stand out In the fields to busk tbo
corn and then waste the fodder.
Value of Corncob.
Corncobs are exceedingly rich In
potash, itmtiiliilrig over 23 per cent (In
the ash), and arc worth saving. They
are not avul'able, however, unless
burnt mid the ashes saved. On farms
where heavy crops of corn are grown
Ins amount of potash that could be
saved by burning the cobs la conse
quently very large.
Science
i
h'n.iii the latest earthquake data It
s inferred that the crust of the earth
s net iimiv than forty miles thick,
nd that the nucleus is more unlforaa
11 . Ii-mical and physical condition)
ban is usually supowd
In the New York Zoological l'ark
oiisi.i.-rable attention Is given to the
raining of chimpanzee and orang
Hans. These animals. It is said, seem
o be parti. -ularly susceptible to teach
lig, and the methods employed witU
hem resemble those used with un
auglit children. Coaxing and perse
'eramv are the two strongest and
nost effective aids III their education
in wiiiie countries w: Iking sticks
ire manufactured from sbaik tins.
From the skin of the animal Is oh
aineil a leather suitable for making
witiil grips and many fancy artlchs.
sharks abound 011 the coast of Nic
inigua. and Mr dofsi balk, the I'uit
d Stales Consul a! San Jumi del
orte. suggests that the Oils. back
sines and skins iiiiebt with advantage
Import iii Into tie- Initeil States for
industrial purposes The aiding of
sharks is encoiiriigcil by the .Xicarau
siilaii Psherv laws, am! there appears
to Im- 110 eport duty 0:1 any industrial
oioiluct ilciiM-d from Iheiii.
In June. Ism ;, the waters of Ijike
'ioioiiiabiina. New .inland. i-t elnisl le
lijnl their way to the heated rocks
e-iir the surface of the earth In this
.ocnlity, when there was sudden geii
ratioii of sti'inn. 11 id the lake was
-tiipt'i-d 11 ml an ei urinous mass of
m U was blown out. In place of the
ild hike, which was one and one-half
nties long mid three quarters mils
.vide, u uiuch larger one is forming.
It is now six mile long, containing
en tunes the old volume of water,
:nd t;::i rise many feet more before
'iinling ii 11 outlet. A tremendous crup
ell is leaii-d if sonic liock should
ring this water 111 contact with mol-
II I'lll-ks.
I iotn what is now known of radluio
1 M. S. ;. Ttiiie) reaches l!rce coll
li.s'.i.iis; '1 be discovery may iiinke It
i'.ci-ss,-iry to -hange our theories about
i..:l;er and t he cons, rvnt ion of energy,
"ad. urn m iy possibly open up the way
or a cheap! r 11 ml mote wholesome
igbtiug of bouses by phosphorescence.
It is a practical agent to differentl
ite genuine gems from artificial. It
s a useful agent to kill bacteria. II
nay be considered n valuable agent
"or the treatment of lupus, enneer,
tilHTCtilosis, and a possible agent U
inprove the eyesight and overcome
illiidness. latter (lisi-overlin. wll
limbtlcsH show service iu other dta
used conditions.
Last summer the ideographical K
lety of Itiiltiniore sent to the Ilahama
Islands, in a chartered nnd provlalon.
d sailing vessel, a parly of explor
rs, among whom were twenty ot
hlrty sclentlllc Investlgatis. who
luring two months, made a thorough
urvey of those Islands, with regarS
to '.heir geography, geology, ptoduc
lions, iiihiibitniits. nml so forth. Tin
juiToiindliig sea was explored will
ileip-sea theriliouieli-is. seines, an
'ither marine apparatus, the atmos
phere was cxploied with lilgh-flylns
kites; the soil und Its productions were
tested and examined; the ipiislloii ol
the rising or slnkliig of the IslatiUi
was liMiked jntp, and. in short, a kin
of Hi-leiitiflc coniUesf was made. AH
this was done, of course, with tb
,-oiiseiit 111.1l assistance of the Iim-
,-Overnmeiit.
Ill" I-'ilih oiiiiiiHndiiirnl.
The bason reach en tlie e in Hill nil
minis, ami Thco lore holds his brail
l.iitll the Mi'ond and fourth are pus
11L John and Alex got those, and b
falls to bis happy lot to tattle out Ibi
lifth.
' What docs It hum 11?" a-ks hl moth
er.
"Not to listen to Mose sing 01, Sua
day, or fight Alex, or le cross to Mam
my, and to clean jour teeth. and wai-t
behind your ears every morning, and
not say 'Iog mi" "
"Not say 'dog on" Is the third con.
niaiidmeut," objwtisi John.
"Then It s In both, . 'cause mothc
told us not to. so It's In the mind your,
mother commaiidinent. 'Mot every
thing Is In that."
'8 It Is," approved father, from hi
imlr. "You observe that, lajys, aud
everything will come nut right." Les
lie's Monthly.
Itcpctltion Sot Mnonch.
Pokely Vou should have heard Mr.
Uritton laugh when I repeated your
loke to him.
Jokely When you what?
Pokely When I repeated and n
plained your Joke to him.
Jokely Ah! That's different. ph II
Idelphla Press.
Hallway Journey.
In the I nlted States the distance at
the average railway journey Is twenty-nine
miles. In Kngland It Is scarce
ly ten mllm, while n (iermany It It
1ften ml!-s. In Prance twenty-one
miles ami In Itussla sixty five to Ilea.
Just Mi l.nck..
Plnuegnn (who lint found a quar
ter) Now, I'm an unlucky dlvll! If
inyone else had found that 'i.nu
love been a ilollarl Ally Kloper.
Wlien you attempt to strike a match
n the dark the bead la alwaya on the
lher end.
Most writers who drop Into nwie.
nanage to drop clear thromgh.
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