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ry end ad tu th heart f Char
a Bi)nia whn on th valng f th
16th T Bapteab1. that watch u eub-
rueet to th eplaod at SehlaaIbnrf.
saw th dom and towr of St
Petersburg glittering la gold and bronaa,
h green end fiery or fantastic colore,
aaud Th net glow of ruddy (unset,
ad where rising from th has of th
raat city. th polished eaaoia of St
laaar'a Cathedral, and tha ludr pir
it tk Adsnlrsltj, like a ne41 of flame,
nam ill to (oat In midair.
la ha entered tha first guarded bar
rlar ha mot a party of lanrara at a trot,
their tall far cap having larg plnmoa.
their lane each with a loaf bannerol
waring In the wind. They escorted a
eorered wagon, and were led by Bal
asain, a Scottish oSSeer, who in after
years stormed Kit's, in the Crimea.
"Whither go yoot" liked Balgoni.
"For Schlaaaelbarg the palace of or
irt." "With a prisoner, of rotsmtV
"Yea. I regret to aay, with tha nleco
of Mierowitx, with Mile. Marinlizxa. She
Is to be confined under a warrant from
tha Grand Chancellor poor girlf'
Sadder aad heavier grew the honest
heart of Balgooie aa the escort and Its
hearse-like carriage passed on, and aa he
looked after it tha fair, merry face, the
graceful figure, the gay manner of the
betrothed of poor Basil, ss hs had seen
her at I.ouga, came back vividly to mem
ory. Balgonle was at St Petersburg wbeo
Hierowitz wis executed, when his father
died, and when other horrors followed.
Moreover, he was closely and repeatedly
Interrogated by the Grand Chancellor,
tha TriTy Councilor and by Gen. Wey
marn aa to all he knew and had seen of
tha conspirators so closely thst nothing
surprised him so much aa to find that no
suspicion waa attached to himself. But
being a soldier of fortune, who possessed
nothing in the world but hia sword and
his epaulets, he waa not worth suspecting
by the imperial government.
Ere long the name of Natalie came be
fore the Secret Chancery as a prisoner
la Schluaselburg, and. like the rest, she
waa tried and condemned in her absence,
andefended and unheard and sentenced,
too, amid the solitude of her prison.
To Balgonie the charm of life seemed
to have passed sway, and durj the
week or two that followed his return to
St. Petersburg, dreary, weary and un
meaning indeed seemed the routine of
hia dutiea as aide-de-camp at the vast
parades, the brilliant receptions, the
court martial, and other public affairs
h which ha followed his chief. Lien.
Weymarn, at the palaces of Taarsky
Selo, or Oranienbanm, and elsewhere.
while ignorant of the fata of Natalii
while the very life of her ha loved hung
hi tha balance.
Charlie, in hia desperation, applied to
tha ambassadors from France and Brit
ain; and both received his verbal pray
er; but they wero unheeded; and the
dn inters replied only by bows, grim
aces and shrugs of their diplomatic aho-
cars. Their interference waa Impossible
quite: and, unfortunately, his old pat
ron. Admiral Thomas Meckenxie, waa
with tha fleet
Balgonie, returning from Cronatadt
whither he had been sent by Gen. Wey
marn, auddenly met CapUin VlaatVer faca
face to faca near tha palace or tne
rto faca near tha palace of the favorite
1 This personage ha would hare avoided
like a toed or a leper: but from him only
might he laarn aomething of her ho loved
hi Schluaselburg, that hateful place to
which the captain waa returning; ao,
overcoming or rather concealing his re
pugnance, he adjourned with hia to a
. "I dare aay you have heard," aald
Vlaafief, with a atrange leer In his eyea,
aa h tossed his hat and saber on the
sofa and deposited his Jack-booted limbs
on another, "how tha eatatea of tha Mie
rowitx and thoae of Usakon! have been
sold or gifted away; pillaged and rav
aged by Laoskol with a party of Cos
sack; and that the plunder haa been
stored up in SchlnsselburgT
"Something of all thia I have heard,"
replied Balgonie, "and and but you
bar there two ladiea of tha family?"
"True one beautifully fair, the other
black-hatred like a Pole. Poor glrle! 1
remember them both In happier and
brighter times; but those who plsy with
lira will, you know, be burned. The sen
tences on all have been found, recorded
and, in two Instances, executed; and they
are truly terrible!"
"Executed the sentence ! replied Bal
gonle. in a faint voices. ,
"Tea; ah! ha la a stera old fallow,
"How what? Vlaafief, yon Jtr
"'Tia no Jest; w don't Jest on such
matters in Russia," replied Vlaaflet
"Yon are a Scot, like Balmain. and aa
the Turks say, truly, Thoao who have
never aeen the world think It is all like
their father's house.' In short, the the
two ladles, in the wlldness of their grief
.-Mariolixsa especially on hearing of
the death of Mierowits, permitted their
tongues to run riot, and to say aucn
thing of her Imperial Majesty and soma
of tha favoritea aa no woman would par
don; ao they are to be given In uecee
slon to the master of tha shoulders."
"Expiate, I implore you, explain!" aak
ed Balgonle, with quivering lips.
"Mademoiselle Marioliaxa has received
six blow of the knout The torturer
la a aaw man, and mangled her cruelly,
tha baa had her tougus cut out and ber
forehead branded with the executioner's
anark, and aba goes to Siberia as soon as
ah 1 stovers; but aha will aever reach It
alrrc Tha other will n ad ergo exactly
ahniler smetobnseat, and there ends the
aa MlarowHa, wklca boasts at tu
fro Boric the Yaregiaa f Old
Ur.tmlliinil mini, mmn
atjar-1 M esataial Jest, the eraei and
a Jb Taawl wba, aa a parveara
MC tws43M b Ma ltd aatod tka h-
talking, bat hia salad sad thought war
far, far away; and after a time he found :
Vlaafief had mounted and ridden off;
and mechanically, like aa automaton. I
Balgooie had bidden him adieu at the
portico of the cafe, aa one in a waking
dream; aor was it until the boll of St ;
lease's toiled midnight, when the lights
were burned low, sud ss ssw s drowsy
waiter hovering near him, that he rose to
depart: for to him, now, all place eeem
la tha street a ahower of teara revived
him; and he wept unseen, like a great
boy, while grinding his teeth aad twiat-
Ing hia moatacbe like a furious and des
perate mil. Russia, her laws, her ml- t
era, her very air, he loathed and detest
ed. But whst was he to do? which
way waa he to turn? was be to permit
these horrors sud live?
He had been present when the Regi
ment of Smoiensko guarded tha punish
ment of Mnie. I .a pouch in. one of the
most beautiful women of tbs Imperial
Court, where she shone like s planet, was
loved, sdmired and more than once
fourht for. An alleged conspiracy
brought her to the knout, in the light of
open day; and Charlie remembered that
eickeuiag eceoe, before the eyee of ss
sembted thoussnds. and how, sa the Abbs
d'Anterroche records, "io a few momenta
all the skin of her tender back was cut
away in smsll elripa, moat of which re
mained hanging. Her tongue wax cut
out immediately after, and she was ban
Ulied into Siberia."
"Oh. Nstslie, Natalie?' he could but
repeat, while he wrung hia hands; and
thus the dawn of day found him.
After mature consideration of hia poel
tion, hia powerlesaneas and the diffi
culties that beset him. with the horrors
imp aiding over Natalie. poor Charlie
Balgonle felt maddened, crushed and
heart broken. Could he aee her perish
without a truggle, an effort, however
reckless, fruitless and futile, on ber be
half, even if he pistoled the executioner?
"Hearta will break in this life," says
a recent writer; "it is the nature of
them; but if God wills it, snd it were
possible. It Is honeater, brsver, snd no
bler to live thsu to die." Moat true;
but to lire is to hope. Bslgouie vague
ly, but sternly, resolved thst he would
do something, but being a poor, bewilder
ed, loving young fellow, he could in no
way practically se what that something
The next day was not far sdranced
when Balgonie waa summoned by Gen.
Weymarn, whose staff he bad been re
solving to quit; but for what purpose,
or whither to go, he knew not. With
something of a shudder he beheld the
Stepnisk the comrade snd confederate
of the late Nicholas Panloviteh leav
ing the general's quarters.
Save that ha wore the scarlet livery
of hia new trade torture and death
he waa unchanged, and waa the same
hideous and ill-visaged giant with
square shoulders, enormous beard, mouse
like eyes, hair shorn off straight across
the beetle brows, snd the pinespple
shsped hesd whom Bslgonie bed seen
In the hut where the wretched Podateh
kine perished. He was now public ex
ecutioner of St Petersburg; under his
felon hsnds hsd poor Mierowitx and
Mariolizza been, and ere long would Na
Weymarn waa a grave and stern, yet
not unkind, old soldier; and on perceiv
ing that hia young aid-de camp looked
pale, he spoke to him with uuuaual kind
ness, snd added:
"I am aorry to aay that I have a new
duty of importance for you to perform."
"Thanka, general; any eicitement la
better than than idleness."
"True. You will have to ride to
Scbtusselburg with an escort, composed
of six Coaaack of the Imperial Guard,
and bring back the aum of eighty thou
sand roubles, which are there in canvaa
baw. aealed. They have been levied
on the estate of Mierowitx. You will
receive thi'i from the officer command
ing there; give a signed reecipt, snd de
liver them Into the Imperial Treasury."
Balgonie bowed In alienee. The gen
eral, who, of course, knew well the cor
rupt venality of the Rusaian aervice,
"if the sum is brought entire to the
treasury, Carl Ivanoritch, a reasonable
gratuity will. Of COuf , b paid oti."
"Excellency, I require none for doing
my duty, either in this or any other mat
tor," replied Balgonie, even haughtily.
"As you plesse, air ss you please.
Some among u might be leaa particu
lar," aald the old general, tugging bia
grialy mustache. "And sty. By the
by, there ia a prisoner at Schluaselburg
whose sentence 1 to be executed tomor
row In presence of the assembled troops
and people here "
Balgonie thought of but one prisoner
there, and an icy chill came over him
a Weymarn aald:
"With the escort snd tha wagon, Cap
tain, you will at the aame time bring
the culprit here."
"And and thia pris-on-ner, Excellen
cy?" faltered the poor fellow.
"Is Jagouski, the Coaaack, who ao se
verely wounded Col. Bernikoff when la
the execution of his duty. An order will
be ueceaaary for you a apeclal order
altice the affair of that wretched young
fellow Mierowitx we cannot be too par
ticular; ao take thia:
" 'To the Officer Commanding at Bchlua
" 'Yon ar hereby directed to deliver
to Captain Carl Iranovitch Balgoni, of
the Smoiensko Regiment tha priaoner
who la to be executed to-morrow.
- 'WEYMARN, Llnt Gen..'
"For the delivery of tha money her
to a separata order fro tka treasurer.
Am Balgonl I ft th prearacs of Oaa.
Waymara a anddaa light brok throng
A. Jasfcnaasi af bto mlal is nnlaakad-
far tfcoiagbt snd bap sodaanly Immirad
Mas aad a prayar rkaaka to baavsa
rwas to bto Una fhaMfsr. Ma arias
Tbaa ia Itoa f tka Oaaaark
be wooid demand that Natalia Mlatwwna
be given into bto e tody, aad with her
b wooid wrap, quit Russia aad lb
ervir of th Esapraa at all rtoaa.
Ha bad aa paper an leave of ab
eaca, or pa sjsrt; bat a tha palt
to sa aO-pwwsrfnl bod la Raasfa. bto
aniform aad ala saber wenU b pass
port aaangb. For tka rest, k mast
trust to his owa lav aad coarag aad
t hi kawldg of the coantry. But
thea there we tha Coaaack escort bow
wa be to rid binaolf of it? Th same
bind heaves) wbiet favored aad taepirad
him now would sot fail to a so, hs
hoped, wbeo th crisis ram.
Wail bia bast bora waa being sad
dled aad acceuwrad h consulted tbs
map of Russia. There waa ao wsy for it
but to rids, at all basarda, toward th
frontier of Finland. Thy wosld there
be aaf beyoad pur ait ssf among th
boapUabt Swoda. who are always hos
tile to th grasping and agavaaslve Rus
At last h ssw his wsy clesrly. aa
he thought through Viborg from Schlus
elburg northwestward In safety. He
put all the money he possessed about
hia person, tiled his rsrtridge box with
ammunition snd buckled on his saber.
"By tble time to-morrow," he mut
tered, aa he glanced at bia watch, "the
game will have been won or lost!"
It wss considerably past the noon of
aa October day whru they aet out for
Schluaselburg. snd ere long th rain be
gan to fall heavily, soaking ths busssr
finery of the Cossacka of the guard; but
Charlie Balgonle rode silently on at their
bead, beedlea of the blind torrent and
the bellowing wind, though he little knew
that aa the darkness increased, and tha
early night drew on, that the watera
of the lake and river were rising fast,
and that a peril, of which he had no
conception, already menaced the exist
ence of Natalie. But her voice seemed
to be ever whiapering In hia ear:
"Carl, Carl, my beloved Carl, come to
my aid aave me help me, if yon lore
When they were midway to Rchlusael
burg the wagon driver fell awkwardly
from hia seat, aud broke hia right arm.
What wss to be done now? No Cossack
of ths guard would condescend to sup
ply his plsre, snd for more then an hour
the party remained halted In a desolate
spot, near a pine wood, while looking
about to cspture the first pesssnt serf
or civilian of sny kind whom they might
meet, and press him luto the service.
A skulking snd somewhat sulky toor,
in a fur cap and canvaa coat, leather
logging and hark shoes, who had been
sleepiug under s great tree, was ere long
discovered, dragged forward, and, with
aundry threata, commanded to mount
the ehaft and act aa driver, which he did
with a reluctance he waa at do pains ta
Knowing how neceasary It waa to con
ciliate this new acquisition. BalK'itiii
asked him a few questions, with stern
nesa, but yet with politeness.
The serf was a aiugularly handsom
younc man, with eaglelike ejes snd ss
aquiline nose, that waa almost booked
he wss without his mustache, which
seemed to hare been recently shared off
but he hsd a curly red beard, with I
complexion of well-nigh Asiatic dara
"Trust me, dear Carl Ivanoritch,"
aid he, in a low and imprest voice,
that waa atrangely familiar to rJaixon!,
"My disguise, 1 find, I complete Indeed,
when it deceives even you; but speak U
"Your disguise yours?"
"Ye I sm Apollo Uaakoff." he adde
throngh his teeth.
(To be continued.
How to Fold a Letter.
"I ee tou have lot of applications
aid the advertising manager to tu,
bualnea bouse manager who bad adV
vertiaed for a typewriter and boom
' From ail over New England." ask
the business man. Jamming bis pocket!
full. "But what some of the girls wb
answer are thinking of I can't Imagine
Here la one girl who will com nrtj
mile to take a place at $5 a week.
"Can you tell much aa to their quatt
ficatlons by their letters T'
"Can I? Well, rather. For Instanca
there is the writing; there Is the apell
Ing of the words; there la the way th
letter Is put together; there I even thi
way the letter 1 folded. Ever thlu
that letter are folded so aa to aav
"No." aald the advertising man. m
all I can do to get the stamps put 01
em. Mr tenographer folds em al
right. I guea. Mow should It be done?
"Eav enough. lBiple enough, bis,
folded wrong often enough," said thj
business man ruleutloiiiy. "If ?.
typewriter know her business shi
take the sheet and folds it up from tni
bottom toward the top, leaving th j
nroner width for the envelope, the
over from right to left and from leO
to right so. Then when your letter k
opened It Is right side up. Seer
"l see" murmured the advertlslnl
man. "And bow many applicants foil
their letter that way?"
"Oh. three or four out of a dozen
perhap. Quite a commentary on bust
neas aa she la taught, eh?" remarket
the business man as ha strolled aw an
Failed In an Emergency.
The man who said be did not sat
what good bis life Insurance would d
him until be waa dead must have beej
a hopeless object for tha auav attacl
of the agent Like him la tha farme
of a Flfeshlre village of whom V. O
He bad been advised from time tg
time to Insure bis bouse glnt Or)
The agent Sand M'Lery, could neve!
get tha old man to listen to the familial
argument that "his boos would nevel
gang on Are."
The unexpected happened, bowerea
and the neighbors were aetonUhed
when the old man Instead of trying U
are bia goods, ran wildly op an!
down th Tillage, crying:
"Wham's that moo, steady, boo
Whanr's that taamraisea etUsIt Te eu
never get a body wfcea yere aaedia
pieija of bm.
faf to a
ailasa Can to Bala.
Ill low Agricultural College at
4 me give the following liat of ran
n-s of corn for the Stat:
Krid a Yellow l'ut. average length
t to Jo Incites, average circumference
7 to 7S Incnea, average tJm to ma
ture l'JO dsya: Isuiiug. average
rnglh 9 to 10 inches, average ctrcum
.Vrence 7 to ly, uii hew, average time
i) mature 125 to 129 (lays; Iowa Gold
Mine, average leugth 71 to 84 Inca,
tventge circumference 64 to ?U
nches, average time to mature li
lya; Iegal Tender, average leiijfth
'j to lo1 Inches, average eireuni-ft-rfiice
7 to 8 Inches, average time to
aiature 125 days; Boone County Wbit!.
average length 'J to 10 Inches, average
circumference 7H Inches, average
time t mature 13o days; Silver Mine,
iverag length H tu l1 Inches, arer
ce clrini mference 7 to 7 4 lnch,M,
average time to mature l'JO days.
Calico corn, average length 9 to 10
Inches, averape circumference 7 to 7
Inches, average time to mature 11.
These are the varieties that are gen
erally grown in the State, although
there are everal other rarletle In
different localltien In the State receiv
ing favorable mention. Among the
(Hrllest of thee are Ixinsfellow's Yel
low lent, Kamier' Hellgnce, I'rUlc of
the North, anil Minnesota No. 1:1; ami
mining the later rarie'.li a. Mills County
Prize. St. Charles White. Mrowa'a
Choice. Iowa Cropper, Iowa King, etc.
In otir Judgment the Boone Comity
White Iegul Tender. Learning, ami
Mills County Prize are better adapted
lo the nouthern part of the State, say
ah far north as the Rock Island Rail
road. Here again elevation must de
termine. The higher divide south of
the Rock Island will not grow as eariy
a corn aa some of the river bottoms
north of the Rock Island. The Gold
Mine, Reld's Yellow Dent, Silver Mine,
and Brown's Choice will do well Id
the territory between the Rock Island
main line and the main line of th
Illinois Central, while the esriler va
rieties are to be preferred north of that
line and In the corresponding latitude
est and west.
A IMrt-Holatlnic Itevice.
Mr. J. II. Arthur, of Macon County,
Missouri, writes to Ihe St Iuls Ite
public a follow: "I send you a
sketch of a device with which dirt
can be hauled out of a well while dig
ging or cleaning out. The line can
be used for lowering brick or tone in
walling a well. It I cheap and U far
DIRT H01STIXO DEVICE.
better than a windlass. Take a post
U feet long, set It In the ground 18
inches and fasten the top with guv
wires, each 30 feet long. Make a trian
gle of pieces of 2x6 and bolt or hinge
jo the post A screw eye la fastened
it one end of the angle on which to
bang a pufiey and another Is fastened
It the foot of the post. A rope passed
through these pulleys on which la
placed a bucket completes the device,
ave a singletree to which a horse
tan be bitched. By placing the trlau
Kle high on the post the dirt may be
unloaded In a wagon and drawn off
out of the way."
The first crop usually planted lu the
farm garden ia one of the earliest va
rieties of peas. On account of the
hardiness of the plant no amount of
cold weather will do much injury af
ter the peas are once up, but wh?n
planted extremely early a part of tbs
seed will rot In the ground, causing
many gaps in the row. Early In th
season usually there la little nitrogen
In the soil and the plants grow very
Slowly at first A little nitrate of sod
fipplled In the row st the time of sow
ing will hurry the growth of peas.
P'he market value of the crop depends
largely upon Its earllness. The kinds
svhlch do not require bushing are most
ropular for farm use. The late kind
aften do not produce a crop until warm
weather comes, and for that reason are
jften attacked by Mljcht, which may
e prevented by spraying with bor
Jeaux mixture, same as for apple trees.
A Good Orsftina Wax.
For a good, all around grafting wai,
to be used for any purpose for which
jmeb wax Is used, try the following:
(l'ake four pounds of rosin, one pound
pf beeswax and one pint of linseed ol1.
Put these In sa Iron kettle, pnt over a
slow fire and mix thoroughly while
heating. Then pour In the mas some
;old water and pull the wax with the
hands until It Is the color of light
molssses candy a light cream. Pull
;nto the form of sticks and put awny
;n a cool place until wanted for use.
This wax I cheap and of the beet
Quality, quit aa good as that made
from . tallow In place of the Unseed
Daa Beds Bad for Pfsja.
Damp bedding la bad for pig and
ret there are many pig raiser who
neglect providing dry beds for their
atiMta. faaahia to oaa of the beat
tbiaar that pigs can hsv and it is not
aJway possible to obtain it Son,
year we are woefully short on sun
blue. SometioM'S we have the suu
ahine and no way for the pig to enjoy
It It require some planning to con
struct a good brood bouse for (de
Cold drafts are damaging to pigs and
cause great deal of mortality.
Kxparisaantsi with Potavtoea,
lturing the last year a tt In poUU
growing was conducted at tha New
Mexico Experiment 8tatioa with thj
idea of dndUag out soni thing stciut
the best time to plant, beat method of
culture, as well as testing a large num
ber of varied. Two plantlug were
made, the flnst on on March 30, and
the secoud ou April SO. I a each case
part of the potatoes were planted about
four incbee deep and th furrow mi
plowed back on thaui, whll those n
ridge were put In with a garden
tiowel about the same depth. A few
tif th potatoes planted In furrowi
were covered with straw and then
with dirt Immediately after planting
all were Irrigated to atart them sprout
ing. Th potato- on rldge sproutei
first, aud a good stand aa well as
fair growth was secured. Tboii
planted lu furniws were very un
satisfactory, and, ou the whole,
th stand was poor. In fact the re
suit from the potatoes were very
unsatisfactory; the mull-slz-d tuler
and poor yield were due. to a large de
gree, to the soil puking so much
around the plants after each irrli;:i
tion. The cultivation given betweed
the Irrigations did not aeeui to licit
very materially to keep the soil loo4
In the middles. Ou the other band,
the potatoes In the rldgc ripened ear
lier, during the first week of July,
and the tubers grew lo a fair size nn.l
the yield wss good. The early plant
lug did the best. Ou the whole, tlx
results of the early planting and rldgi
system of culture were very satisfac
tory and encouraging.
Out of the thirty-nine varieties plant
ed, the How Seedling, Triumph, Ear..
Six Weeks, Early Ohio and New Ven
rnout (ivld Coin did the besL Tbesi
are all early varietie.
It seem from these results tbnl
early planting, ridge culture and a
suitable early variety are among; tM
more Important points to be cons d'
ered In potato growing, at leaat lu t lis
Mesllla valley. I'ablan Garcia.
Rations for Ho
The New York Farmer siiyn tl.t
United States army feed Its cavalry
and artillery horses 12 pounds of oali
and 14 pounds of hay per day per !,!
pounds of weight, and Its mules i
pounds of oats and 14 pounds of liny
The Wyoming station feeds Its dnv
lug horses 21.25 pounds of alfalfa aud
8.2 pounds of straw, and Its carrliigl
horses 10 pounds of oats and 12 pouuill
of bay per l,OW pounds of horse pel
The Boston fire company feeds HI
horses 0.38 pounds of grain and l
pounds of hay, and the Chicago fir.
company feeds 4 pound of oats an
15 pounds of hay, all per 1,CM poundi
of weight, per day.
The Richmond (Va.) Express Com
pany feeds Its horses 4.67 pounds o
corn, 5.38 pound of oats, 8 pounds o
bran, 4.10 pounds of corn meal, uni
If poundi of bay.
The Jersey City Express Companv
feeds 2 pound of corn, 19 pounds ol
oats, 1.15 pounds of bran and !.
pounds of hay.
The Boston Express Company feed!
12 pounds of com, 5.25 pounds of oati
and 20 pound of hay.
The Wyoming station feeds Its farq
1 to rues 13.73 pounds of alfalfa and 2 21
pounds of straw per day.
The Utah station feeds Its farm
horses 2(5 pounds of alfalfa and II
pounds of bran, or 22.8 pounds of tim
othy hay and 10 pounds of bran.
It will be noticed that at '.) thesi
Western stations alfalfa hay Is a pro
ferred feed for farm liorces.
At Chicago the daily rations of tin
draft horses of large companies Is 7.8
pound of oats and 20 pounds of hay,
and In South Omaha 15 pounds of oat
and 12 pounds of bay.
How to Keep Milk Cool.
A good milk cooler on the gallery oi
!2sdor the shsde of a tree ia 2 p ! 5
ure during tbe summer to every house
wife. It Is so bard to keep milk at
a low temperature during our hot sum
mer weather, It Is hot from 8 o'clock
In the morning until 6 In the evening
There is no place about the bous
that la cool enough unless we have 1
Water tends to keep everything co I
so long as It evaporates. Wrapping
milk vessels In porous wet cloths will
temper the hot air. The Mexicans coo!
nil their drinking water In this way,
A number of devices have been pat
ented for keeping milk cool and art
sold to people who cannot ue Ice li
cooling milk while It Is creaming
Milk must be kept at 00 or 70 degrej
to cream wejl. Every housewife win
troubles with milk during the sum
mer and makes butter of any sot1
would do well to use one of these milk,
cooling device unless a bsnd seji
arator Is kept which creams tbe milk
while It Is hot and fresh.
For a Rwaanpjr Place In the Yard.
Many yards and lawns hare low,
wet or moist plscea, which It does noi
pay to drain, and In which ordinary
plants will not grow. Such person)
are to be envied, a they can have a
class of flowers which are denied la
their beet form to others. For the wet
spot use tbe Japanese and German Irla
MontbretUa, Ileucberla Sanguine,
Caladiums and Flag. Tbe soli cat
be well enriched by working In well,
rotted manure and leaf-mould. They
ean be protected over winter by pat
ting ou brush first and covering it wit)
Have all the ingredienta very cold.
Into a chilled soup plate put tbe yolk
f an egg from which all the whit
ha been drained nd pour upon it
few drop of lemon Juice. Stir with
1 ailver fork for a minut. then add
a few drop of oil gradually aud, a
tbe yolk thlckena. add tbe oil fate
until a half pint h been used. Now
seasou with alt. white pepper nd a
added gradually. If this thins the
few drop of lemon Juice or vinegar
dressing too much dd a little more
oil. Keep In the Ice obet until want
Two pounds of flour, browu or white,
?ne teaunoonful of baking powder, one
eighth ounce of blcarlKinate of soda,
a plncb of salt, a desHertupoonful of
white sugar, If liked. Put the flour
Into a basin, and mix all the other
Ingredients on a board, taking care to
leave 110 lumps; add to the flour, and
mix In a firm dough with sour but
termilk, knead It a little, make It Into
loaves, and bake it at once. Sour do-
not mean rancid buttermilk. If it Is
sweet, double the baklliK powder and
leave out the soda; but it will not b
Itoaton llrown Hread.
Mix together a cup each of graham
flour, wheat flour and iiiniineal. ad
ding a teanpoonful of salt. Mix and
warm a tcacupful of milk and
dissolve In It a small tea spoon fill of
baking soda, then add a teacupful of
warm molasses. Into the mixed flour
and meal stir a cup of boiling water,
then the warm milk and molasses..
Heat hard and long and steam In a
greased mold with a tichtly Httlng
top for three hours. Set In the oven
for a few minutes after turning from
One pint of kidney beans, 2 cpiarts t
cold water, small piece of salt pork
or bacon. Cook slowly, covered, until
the beans are very tender tabout two
hours should dni; then strnlu, mash
the beans through a colander, add a
pint of milk mixed with a level table
spoonful of flour, and a generous lump
of butter. Itetiiru to the Are, stir and
cook until as thick as cream; add one
half saltspooiiful of pepper, salt with
one scant teaapoonful to three pints
of soup. The salt pork should furtiixlj
the rest of the salt required.
Ml uce Meat.
Two pounds each of raisins, currants
and suet. One pound each of llghl
brown sugar, beef chopped very fin
and citron or candled orange peel)
twelve large apples; three teasKKns
each of allspice and cinnamon, one and
a half teaspoons of cloves and one
teaspoon of prut in nutmeg. Mraudy to
Melt a talileaiMxnifiil of butter, to
which add one-half pound of chees
cut fine, one Haltsuonfiil of salt, and
one-fourth as much pepper. When th
whole has liecome creamy, add grad
ually one cup of cream and the beaten
yolks of two eggs. Serve on toast of
White Cook lea.
Two-thirda cupful of melted butter,
tone and one-half cupful of sour cream,
two cupfuls of sugar, soda and enough
flour to roll out evenly. Have th
materials cold and mix quickly, hand
ling as little a possible. Flavor ai
Hickory Nut Macaroons.
One pound of powdered sugar, on
pound of chopped hickory nuts, tin
whites of Ave unbeaten eggs, half
:up of flour, one teaspoon fu! of baking
powder. Irop on buttered paper and
dry In the oven. Theso are delicious
To make ironing easier, rub the flab
irons first en fine ssr.d ind then ov
a piece of paper which lms lieen 8at
united with kerosene.
When making a pudding don't forget
ho make a plait in the cloth at the
top of your basin, so as to allow the
pudding room to swell.
. When making soup or stew with
Jold vegetables add one tenHpoonful of
sugar, which will sweeten them and
!make thern taste like new.
To clean tlnwnre first wash th tin
thoroughly with hot soapsuds, wipe It
thoroughly dry and then sennr with
lour and well-crumpled newsjinper.
To remove sewing machine, oil
Htalns, rub the stain with sweet oil or
lard and let It stand for several hours.
Ihen wash It In soup and cold water.
To keep sponges soft and white wnsH
them In water with a tittle tartarlo
acid In It, then rinse In plenty of told
water. Take care not to put In too
much tartarlo acid or th sponges will
It I said that If new tinware i
(rut died with lard and thoroughly heat.
ed In the oven before being used. It
viil prevent it from rusting.
niAiua may 00 usen on at enninel
jrd bathtub If It Is rubbed well with
rough salt, moistened with vinegar.
This will also clean enameled pots and
bana, no matter bow burnt or Atl
Colored they may be.
When a spoonful of borax Is put
Into the last water In which white
clothes are rinsed It has the effect of
whit nine thstn. sWam it 1. -m-m
tthe rinsing water the boras boa Id
atoaolTod la a little bet water.
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