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    THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE , FRIDAY , MARCH 23 , 1906.
3d
THE SPENDERS
A TALE OF THE THIRD GENERATION
By HARRY LEON WILSON
-A.
Copyright , by Lolluop PublitblnR Company.
"Ami here's 11 notice about the ex
rurslons of the St. John's Guild. I've
liecn on four already , and I want you
to get mo back to New York right
away for the others. If you could only
HOC all those babies we take out on the
floating hospital , with two men In little
tioats behind to pick up those that fall
overboard and really It's u wondei
any of them live through the Mininier
Jn that cruel city. Down In Hester
Htrcpt the other day four of them had
it slice of watermelon from Mr. Sll-
vlnsky's stand on the corner , and when
*
1 saw them they were actually eating
the hard , green rind. It was enough
to kill a horse. "
"Well , have your own fun. " said her
son. cheerfully. "Here's a letter from
Uncle Peter I must read. "
He drew his chair aside and began
the letter :
Montana City , July 21 1900.
Ocnr Polo : i Vour letter anil Martha's
rec'd , nnd glad to licar from jou. I letue
latter purl of this wi-i'k for the mtns.
l itp fccttlnpr out tills srnfcon ncct. rhu-
inatlz caught lust winter that Uilil mo up
all bprlng. It was so mortal dull lint'
with you folks Kone thru 1cnt out with
a locatlriK party to KPt the M. I1 branch
located aheail of the Short Line folks
So while jou were having jour fun there
I was having mine here , nnd I had It peed
and plenty
The worst weather I ever did see , and
I have yecn some bad. Snow MX to eight
feet on a level and the mercury down UF
low us t > 2 with an ornery llerce windVt
lust four hort-es ftoze to death , nnd m.
lint two ot tlu > men got froze up bad. \ \ >
reached the head of Madison Vallej Fob
19. north of lied Hank Canjon , but It
wasn't as casj as It .Bounds.
Jan S , after ( jetting out of supplies , wu
aJjandoned our camp at Riverside and
moved 10 m. down the river carrying what
we could on our bucks Met pack train
with a few supplies that night , and next
day 1 took pait of the force In boat to
meet over-due load of supplies.Vc got
froze In the ice. Left party to break
through and took HIIDrue ! . and went
nlM'Ud to hunt team. Billy and me ll\cd
lour dajs on one lb. bacon. The second
da > Hilly took some sickness so he couid
not cat hardly anj food ; the next day he
wan worse , and the last da > he was so
bad he said the liaic sight of food madu
him gag. 1 think he was a liar , because
lie wasn't troubled none after we got to
supplies again , but I couldn't do anything
with him , and so 1 lived high ami come
nut slick and fat. Finally we found the
team coming In. They had got stuck In
the. river and we had to carry out the leaden
on our backs , waist-deep In running water
I sic some man In the east has a fad foi
breaking the Ice in the river and goliin
swimming. I would not do It for any fad
Klcpt In snowdrift that night in wet clothes ,
mercury 40 below. Was 18 days going S3
miles. Uroke wagon twice , then broke
slid and crippled ! one horse. Packed the
other five and went on till snow was too
deep. Left the horses where four out of
live died and carried supplies the rest of
the wa > on our backs. Moved camp again
on our backs and got caught In a bliz
zard and nearly all of us got our last freeze-
v up that time. Finally a Chinook opened
the river and 1 took a boat up to get the
itbandoned camp Oot froze in harder
than ever and had : to walk out. Most of
tlic men quit on account of frozen feet , etc ,
etc. They are a getting to be a slss > lot
these dajs , rather He around a hot steve
all winter.
I had to pull chain , cut brush and shovel
snow after the 1st Feb Our last stage
was from Fire Hole Basin to Madison
Valley , 45 m. It was hell. Didn't see the
sun but once after Feb. 1 , and It stormed
Incessant , making short sights necessarj ,
and with each one we would have to dig
a hole to the ground and often ,1 ditcher
or a tunnel through the snow to look
through The snow was soft to the bottom
and an Instrument would sink through
"Here's a fine letter to read on .1 hot
day , " called Percival. "I'm catching
cold. " He continued.
We have a vcrj good line , better than
from Beaver Cnnjon , our maps Hied and
tonutructlon under wa > ; all grading done
and some track laid That's what you
call hustling. The main drawback Is that
Hed Hank can > on It's a regular ava
lanche for eight miles. The snow slides
Just 1111 the river. One Just above our
ramp tilled It for > 4 mile ami 40 feet deep
and cut down 3 ft , trees like a razor shaves
your face. 1 had to run to get out of the
way. llcached Madison Valley with one
t nt and It looked more like mosquito bar
Iban canvas. The old cloth wouldn't hard
ly hold the patches together I slept out
iloors for six weeks. I got frost-bitten con
siderable and the rheumatlz. I tell > ou ,
at 75 I ain't the man I used to be. I nnd
I need u ntuul trnt and u good warm sleepIng -
Ing > ' ( ? for them kind of doings nowdays.
Well , this western country would be
pretty dull for jou I suppose going to
liulla and partita every night with the
Atrtors and Vanderbllts. I hope you ain't
cut loose none
By the waj , that party that ground-
lulced us , the woman who was with jour
pa when he died and who turned up later
with a fake marriage certificate and will ,
r Coplcn he met a party In Spokane the other
day that seen her in Paris last spring She
was lajlng In u stock of duds and the
i > arty gethered that she was going back
to New York
The Milbreys , father and son , came
up and greeted the group on the piazza.
"I've just frozen both ears reading
a letter from my grandfather , " said
1'ercival. "Excuse me one moment
ami I'll he done. "
"All right , old chap. I'll see If
there's some mall for me. Dad can
chat with the ladles. Ah. here's .Mrs.
Drelmer. Mornin' ! "
Percival resumed his letter ,
-going back to New York and make the
society bluft. They saj she's got the face
to do it all right Coplen learned shu come
out here with a gambler from New Or
leans and she was dealing bank litrtell
up to Wallace for a spell while he waa
broke This gambler he was the slickest
short-card plojer e\er struck hereabouts.
lie was too good He was so good they
shot him all up one night last fall over
to Wardner She hadn't lived with him
lor some time then , though Coplen says
they was lawful man and wife , so I guess
maybe she was glad when he got It good
in the chest-place
Fred Mllhrey came out of the hotel
office.
"No mail , " he said. "Come , let's be
Betting along. Finish your letter on
the way , Bines "
"I've just nnlstied , " said 1'crclval ,
glancing down the lust sheet.
Coplen says she In now calling herself
Mrs. Hrcnch Wjbcit or some such rnme
1 Just thought Tit teU jou In run1 jou
might run acres > t In r and
"Come along , old chap. " urged Mil-
brey ; "Mrs. Wybert will bo waiting. "
His father had started off with Psyche.
Mrs. Ulnes and Mrs. IJrelmer weio
preparing to follow.
"I beg your-pirnUm , " sulil Percival.
" 1 didn't ( itiltc catch the name. "
" 1 say Mrs.Vyherl and mother will
be waiting come along ! "
"What name ? "
"Wybert Mrs. Drench \Vybcrt-my
friend what's the matter ? "
"We can't go that Is we can't
meet her. Sis , come back a moment. "
he called to Psyche , nnd then :
" 1 want a wqrd with you nnd your
father , .Mr. Milbrey. "
The two joined the elder Milbrey and
the three strolled out to the flower-
bordered walk , while Psyche Bines
went , wondering , back to her mother.
"What's all the low ? " inquired Fred
Mtlbrcy.
" ' . This
"You've been Imposed upon.
woman this Mrs. Drench Wybert
there can be no mistake ; you are sure
that's the name ? "
"Of course I'm sure ; she's the widow
of a southern gentleman. Col. Drench
Wybert. from New Orleans. "
"Yes. the same woman. There Is no
doubt that you have been imposed
upon. The thing to do Is to drop her
quick she isn't right. "
"In what way has my family been
Imposed upon , Mr. Dines ? " asked the
elder Milbrey , somewhat perturbed.
"Mrs. Wybert Is a lady of family and
large means "
"Ye.s , I know , she has. or did have
awhile ago. $2,000.000 in cold cash. "
"Well , Mr. Bines "
"Can't yon take my word for it ,
hat she's not right not the woman
or your wife and daughter to meet ? "
"Look here. Bines. " the younger Mll-
) rey spluttered , "this won't do , you
enow. If you've anything to say
against Mrs. Wybert , you'll have to
say it out and you'll have to be re
sponsible to mo , sir. "
"Take my word that you've been 1m-
> oscd upon ; she's not not the kind
) f person you would care to know , to
je thrown "
"I and my family have found her
quite acceptable , Mr. Dines , " Inter-
losed the father , stillly. "Her deport
ment is scrupulously correct , and I
mi in her confidence regarding certain
very extensive investments she can
not be an imiiostor. sir ! "
"But I tell you she Isn't right , " In-
Isted Percivnl , warmly.
"Oh , I see , " said the younger Mil-
jrey his face clearing all at once.
'It's all right , dad , come on ! "
' If you insist , " said Percival , "hut
none of us can meet her. "
"It's all right , dad 1 understand "
"Nor can we know anyone who re
ceives her. "
"Really , sir , " began the elder Mil
brey , "your effrontery in assuming to
dictate the visiting list of my family
Is overwhelming. "
"If you won't take my word I shall
have to dictate s > o far as I have any
personal control over It. "
"Don't mind him , dad I know all
about it , 1 tell you I'll explain later
to yon. "
"Why , " exclaimed Porcivnl , stung to
the revelation , "that woman , this wom
an now waiting with your wife and
daughter , was my "
"Stop , Mr. Bines not another word ,
If you please ! " The father raised his
hand in graceful dismissal. "Let this
terminate the acquaintance between
our families ! No more , sir ! " and he
turned away , followed by his son. As
they walked out through the grounds
and turned up the street the young
man spoke excitedly , while his fathtfl
slightly bent his head to listen , wlm
an air of distant dignity.
"What's the trouble , Perce ? " asked
his sister , as he joined the group on
the piazza.
"The trouble is that we've Just had
to cut that fine old New York family
off our list , "
"What , not the Mllbreys ! " exclaimed
Mrs. Drelmer.
"The same. Now mind , Bis , and
you , ma you're not to know them
again and mind this If anyone else
wants to present you to a Mrs. Wybert
a Mrs. Brench Wybert don't you
let them. Understand ? "
"I thought as much , " said Mrs.
Drelmer ; "she acted just the least bit
too right. "
"Well , I haven't my hammer with
me but remember , now , sis , It's for
something else than because her fa
ther's cravats were the ready-to weai
kind , or because her worthy old grand
father inhaled his soup. Don't forget
that. "
"As there isn't anything else to do. "
he suggested , a few moments later ,
"why not get under way and take a
run up the coast ? "
"But I must get back to my babies , "
said Mrs. Bines , plaintively. "Here
I've been away four days. "
"All right , ma , I suppose we shall
have to take you there , only let's gel
out of hero right away. We can bring
sis and you back , Mrs. Drelmer , when
those people we don't know get oC
again. There's Mauburn ; I'll tell
him. "
"I'll have my dunnage down directly -
ly , " sftld Mauburn.
fp the street driving n pony cm
"amo Avlco Milbrey , Obeying n qulvk
impulse , I'erclval stepped to the curb
as she came oppo&lto to him. She
pulled over. She was radiant In the
Huffs of summer white , her hat and
gown touched with hits of the same
vivid blue that ahono In her eyps. The
Impulse that had prompted him ( o hall
her now prompted wild words. His
long habit of thought concerning her
enabled him to master this foolishness.
But tit least ho could give her n friend-
7 word of warning. She greeted him
with the pretty reserve in her manner
that had long marked her bearing
toward him.
"Good morning ! 1'vo borrowed this
cart of 131slo Vainer to drive down to
the yacht wtatlon for lost mall. Isn't
the day perfect nnd isn't this the
deatest. fat. sleepy pony , with his hair
in his eyes ? "
"Miss Mllbrpy , thorn's a woman who
sePins to bo a friend of your family a
Mrs. "
"Mrs. Wybert ; yps , jou know her ? "
"No. I'd never seen her until last
night , nor heard that name until this
morning ; but I know of her. "
"Yes ? "
"It became necessary just now real
ly , It is not fair of me to speak to you
at all "
"Why , pray ? not fair ? "
"I had to tell your father nnd brother
that wo could not meet Mrs. Wybert ,
and couldn't know anyone who re
ceived her. "
"There ! I knew the woman wasn't
right directly 1 heard her tpeak. Sure
ly a word to my father was enough. "
"But It wasn't , I'm sorry to say.
Neither he nor your brother would
take my word , nnd when I started to
give my reasons something It would
have been very painful for me to do
your father refused to listen , nnd de
clared the acquaintance between our
families at an end. "
"Oh ! "
"It hurt mo In a way I can't tell
you. nnd now , even this talk with you
Is off-side play. Miss Mllbroy ! "
"Mr. Bines ! "
"I wouldn't have said what 1 did to
> your father and brother without good
' "
reason.
I "I nm sure of that , Mr. Bine.s. "
'
"Without reasons I was sure of. you
know , so theie could be no chance of
any mistake. "
"Your word is enough for me. Mr.
Bines. "
"Miss Milbrey yon and I ( hero's
always been something between us
something different from what is be
tween most people. We've never
talked straight out since I cnmti to
New York I'll be sorry , perhaps , for
saying as much as I am saying , after
awhile but wo may not talk again at
all I'm afraid you may misunder
stand me but I nnibt say it I should
like to go away knowing yon would
have no friendship no intimacy what
ever with that woman. "
" 1 promise you I shall not , Mr.
Dines ; they can row If they like. "
"And yet It doesn't seem fair to have
you promise as if it were a considera
tion for me , because I've no right to
ask It. But If I felt sure that you
took my word quite as if 1 wore a
btrangcr , nnd relied upon it enough to
have no communication or Intercourse
of any sort whatsoever with her , It
would be n great satisfaction to me. "
" 1 shall not meet her again. And
thank yon ! " There was , a slight un
steadiness once in her voice , and he
could almost have sworn her eyes
showed tnat old brave wlstfnlness.
" and quite as If you were a stran
ger. "
"Thank yon ; and , Miss Milbrey ? "
I "Yes ? "
I "Your brother may become entan-
1 gled in some way with this woman. "
"It's entirely possible. "
Her voice was cool nnd even again.
"Ho might even marry her. "
"She has money , I believe * he might
indeed. "
"Always money ! " he thought ; then
aloud ;
"If you find be means to , Miss Mil
brey , do anything you can to prevent
it. It wouldn't do at all , you know. "
"Thank you , Mr. Bines ; I shall re
member. "
"I I think that's all and I'm sorry
wo're not our families are not to be
friends any more. "
She smiled rather painfully , with an
obvious effort to be conventional.
"So sorry ! Good-by ! "
He looked after her as she drove off
She sat erect , her bead straight to the
front , her trim shoulders erect , nnd
the whip grasped firmly. He atooi
motionless until the fat pony had jolt
ed sleepily around the corner
"Bines , old boy ! " he said to himself
"you nearly made one of yoiirscl
there I didn't know you had such
ready capabilities for being nn ass "
CHAPTER XVII.
A HOT DAY IN NKW YOUK WITH
NRWS OF AN INTKHUST-
1NG MAHHIAOU
At five o'clock that day the prow o
the Viluca cut the waters of Newpor
harbor around Goat Island , and polntei
for New York.
"Now is jour time , " said Mrb Orel
mer to Mauburn. "I'm sure the glr
likes you , and this row with the Mil
brcys has cut off any chaiife that cub
had. Why not propose to her to
' "
night'
"I have scorned to be getting on,1
answered Mauburn. "But wait a bit
There's that confounded girl over there
No telling what she'll do She mlgh
knock things on the head any mo
ment. "
"All the more rcabon for protnp
action , and there couldn't very well be
anything to hurt you. "
"By Jove ! that's so ; there couldn't
very well , could there ? I'll take your
advice. "
And so It befell that Mauburn and
Miss Bines sat late on deck that night
and under the witchery of a moon tha
must long since ha\o necomo hardened
to the spectacle , the old , old story was
told , to the accompaniment of thp en
gine's mutlled throb , and thp soft
purrjng of DIP silver waters ns they
slipped by the boat and hlpndM with
the eieamy track astern. So little
variation \stjs theto In thp time-worn
tale , and in tinmaid's reception of It ,
Hint neither nped hero be told of In de
tail.
tail.Nor
Nor weie the proceedings next morn
ing less tamely orthodox , Mnt. Dlno"
managed to forget her relationship ot
older sister to the poor long enough to
lohavo as a mother ought. when the
icart of her daughter had been given
nto a true lover's kopplng. PoiTlvnl
leportod himself cordially.
"I'm really glad to hear It , " IIP said
o Mnuburn. "I'm sure you'll make
sis as good a husband as nhe'11 make
you a wlfo , and that's very good , In-
leed. Lot's frurturo a cold quart to
bo future Uuly Casselthorpe. "
"And to thp future Lord Cassol-
borpe ! " added Mrs. Drelmer. who was
warmly enthusiastic.
"Siii'h a brilliant match , " she inur-
muted to Percivnl. when they had
out'hi'd glasses lii'tho after-cabin. "I
uiow more than one New York girl
who'd have jumped at the chance. "
"We'll try to bear our honors mod
estly , " ho answered her ,
Thp yacht lay at her anchorage In
the ICast river. Percivnl made prepar
ations to go ashore with his mother.
"Stny here with the turtle doves , "
10 said to Mrs. Drolmcr , "far enough
off , of course , to let them coo-and , I'll
io back with any people I can pick up
'or n cruise. "
At five In the afternoon Percivnl had
gathered his party. 1'erclvnl , Arlodgo
and his lively wife , Yclverton , who en-
loycd the rare distinction of having
est money to Perclval ! and Burman.
East they drove through the street
whcic less fortunate mortals panted In
the dead afternoon shade , nnd out on
to the dock , whence the Vlluca's naph
tha launch presently put them aboard
that sumptuous craft. A little bree/.u
theio made the heat less oppressive.
"We'll be under way as boon as they
fetch that luggage out , " Percival as
sured his guests.
"It's been frightfully oppressive nil
day , oven out here , " said Mrs. Orel-
nipr. "hut the engaged ones haven't
lost their tempers once , oven If the day
was trying. And really they're the
most unemotional and matter-of-fact
couple 1 ever saw. Oh ! do give mo
that stack of papers until 1 catch up
with the news again. "
Percival relinquished to her the
evening popcrs he had bought before
leaving the hotel , and Mrs. Drelmer In
the awnlnged shade at the stern of the
boat was soon running through them.
The others had gone below , where
Purcival was allotting staterooms , and
urging every one to "order whatever
cold stuff you like and get Into as few
things us the law allows. For my part ,
I'd like to wear nothing but a cold
bath. "
Mis. Drplmer suddenly betrayed signs
of excitement. Slip sat up straight in
TUB OL , OLD STOIIY.
the wicker deck chair , glanced down a
column of her newspaper , and then
looked up.
Mauburn'H head appeared out ot the
cabin's gloom. He was still speaking
to some one below. Mrs. Drelmer rat
tled the paper and waved it at him.
He came up the Blairs.
"What's the row ? "
"Ucad It ! "
He took thp paper and glanced at the
headlines.
"I knew she'd do it. A chap always
comes up with something of that sort ,
and I was beginning to feel so chippy ! '
He read :
"London , July ISO. ! x > rd Caswil-
thorpe to-day wed Miss 'Connie' Burke ,
the music hall singer who has been ap
pearing at the Alhambra. The marriage
riage- was performed , by special li
cense , at St. Michael's church , Chester
square , J/jndon , the Ilev. Canon Meck-
lin , sub-dcnn of the Chapel Itoynl , olli-
clatlng. The honeymoon will bo spent
nt the town house of the groom , In
York tcrrnce I nl Cassolthorpe has
long been known ns the blackest sheep
of the British peerage , being called the
'Coster Peer' on account of his uncon
ventional language , his coarse man
ner and slovenly attire Two years
ago he was warned off Newmarket
Heath and the British turf by the
Jockey Club. Ho Is 88 years old. The
bride , like some other lights of the
music hall who have become the con
sorts of Britain's hereditary legisla
tors , has enjoyed considerable ante
nuptial celebrity among the glided
youth of the metropolis , and is said to
have been especially admired at one
time by the next in line of this Illus
trious famllj' , the Hon. Cecil o. II.
"The Hon. Cecil O. li. Mummrn ,
mentioned In the above cable dispatch ,
has been rather well known In New
York society for two years pant Ills
engagement to the daughter of u Mon
tana mining magnate , not long de
ceased , has been persistently rumoied. "
Mnuburn wmi pulp under hi * rro < > ! < li > 4
"Ha\e they seen It ypt ? ' i
"I don't think so , " slio answircd. !
' "NV might drop these papers over tnu
ali hprp. "
" That a rot , Mrs. Orelmer ; It'H sum
to lip talked of , nnd anyway I don't
want to IIP Hiienky , j'ou know. "
Percivnl camp up from ( ha cabin
with a paper In his hand.
"I see you have It , too , " he said ,
mulling. "Illinium just handed mo
( his. "
"Isn't It perfectly disreputable ! " ex
claimed Mrs. Drelmor.
"Why ? I only hope I'll have nn
much Intercut in life by thu time I'm
that age. "
"But how will your sister take it ? "
askpd Mauburn ; , "she may bu afraid
this will knoci ; my title on the head ,
you know. "
"Oh , I see. " said Percival ; " 1 hadn't
thought of that. "
"Only It can't , " continued Mnuburn.
"Hang It all , that blasted old beggar
will bo Sll , you know , In a fortnight.
There ttlmply can't be nny Issue of the
marriage , nnd that that blasted "
"Hotter not try to describe her
while I'm by , you know , " snld Mrs.
Drolmer , Hy input helically ,
"Well his wife you know , will sim
ply worry him Into the grave n bit
sooner , 1 fancy ( lint's all cnn possibly
come of It. "
"Well , old man , " said Percival , " 1
don't pretend to know the workings of
my sister's mind , but you ought to bo
nblc to win a glr ) on your own merits ,
title or no title. "
"Awfully good of you , old chap. I'm
Euro she docs caie for me. "
"Dut of course It will bo only fair
to sis to lay the matter before her just
as It Is. "
"To bo BUIO ! " Mauburn assented.
"And now , thank the Ixml , we're tin-
lor way. Doesn't that brcpzo save your
Ife , though ? Wo'll eat hero on deck. "
The Viluca swung Into mld-Hticam ,
and was soon racing to the north with
i ciowdcd Fall river bout.
"Dut nnywnjV concluded Percival ,
after he had explained Manhunt's po
sition to his sister , "he'H a good fellow ,
and If you suli each other oven the un
expected wouldn't make any differ
ence. "
"Of courbo not , " two assented , " 'the
rank Is hut thu guinea's stamp , ' 1 know
but I wasn't meaning to be married
for quite a tlmo yet , anyway It's such
fun just being engaged. "
"A mint julep ? " Mnuburn wns In
quiring of one who had proposed it.
'Does It have whisky In it ? "
"It dots , " replied Percival , overhear
ing the question ; "whisky may bo said
to pervade , even to Infest it. Try live-
or six , old man ; that many make a
great one-night trouble cure. And I
can't have anyone with troubles on
this Gummier not for the next ! ! 0
days. I need cheerfulness and rest far
a long time after this day in town.
Ah ! Gen. Hemingway says that din
ner Is served ; let's bo at It before the
things get nil hat ! "
( Continued NuxtVk )
Market Letter.
Stock Yard , Kansas City , .Mo.
March 11) ) . 190(5. ( Although the
lirst of last week developed low
er prices on beef steers , the
situation improved after Tues
day , and about all of the loss
was regained by the close of
the week account of smaller re
ceipts. Cows and heifers sold
strong all along , and gained 10
to 20 cents for the week. Stockers -
ers and feeders continued dull ,
except for the most desirable
kinds : these found a ready sale ,
and the accumulation at the end
of the week wti- smaller than
the end of the week before. Of
course , the big snow storm of
yesterday will hurt the mnrket
grades this week , and parties
who can handle them would
make n hit by buying now.
The run today is heavy at
10,000 head , considering the
storm yesterday. Other markets
also report liberal supplies , ami
prices are weak to 10 lower to
day. Trains are delayed con
siderably , and a certain share o
the earlier arrivals sold steady.
Cows and butcher stuff have
shown the greatest strength
lately , choice Hereford heifers
at $5.25 last week , and most of
the good heifers at $1. Io 10
$4.7 ; " ) . Top cows sold atU50
and bulk of cows $ ; 5.2f to $1.15 ,
top steers last week $5 75 on se
veral days , today $ f > .f > o , a good
percentage at $5.25 and more ,
bulk at1.70 and upwards.
Bulls range from # { .15 toMOO. .
Packers made open rebellion
last week , and delivered an ulti
matum that hog.s must be se
cured cheaper 01 they could not
handle them. The result of
their big tight was temporary
lower prices , but on Saturday
today is 5UOU head , market f > to
10 lower , top $0.25 , bulk $0.05 to
§ 0.20 , light hogs up to $5.10pigs
around $5.25. Supply last week
12,000 head , about like previous
week , and 8000 more than same
week last year.
Slice ] ) and lambs sold strong
first of last week , but closed the
week 10 to 20 cents lower.
Lays ERKS With Handles.
Orange , N. J. Robert E1. Foster
jr. , of Newton , ICssox county ,
has , it is reported here , succeed
ed in cultivating a race of chick
ens which produce egys ; already
lilted with handles for conven
ience in eating them. One just
exhibited was taken from the
nest of a white Leghorn heii.
It is normal in sixe and general
appearance except that on the
smaller end there is a continuance
of the shell formation , measuring
half an inch at the base , tapering
for nearly two inches and ending
in ( wo points which resemble the
tail of a lish.
The form of.he ( execresence is
a curve , the smaller end resting
near the middle of the shell of
egg and having a perfect resem
blance to the handle of a teacup.
The opposite side of the eggshell
is flattened so that the structure
will stand alone. The hens have
laid seven eggs of similar forma
tion , each furnished with a well
defined handle.
Mr Foster has devoted a large
portion of his life to a scries of
experiments in the cross fertilisa
tion of fruits and ( lowers. The
egg with a handle is a direct re
sult of his experiments in snpcr-
nduccd evolution.
Several Weeks ago whilebrcak- ,
ng an egg at the breakfast table
le conceived the idea that an
eggshell with a handle , which
would form its own cup would
lot only save lots of dishwashing
jut would be at once a scientific
intl culinary triumph. Thcreup-
> n he caused the inside of the
building where the hens were
confined to be painted white.
; \od was taken to the hens in
arge white vessels each having
one handle. Water was furnish
ed in similar vessels of a smaller
si/.e.
Across the single window white
teacups were suspended on
strings. No other furnishings of
my other shape were permitted
to be around the. buildings. The
hens were nightly sung to sleep
to the tune of dringing songs.
Within ten days many of the
eggs had slight excrescences on
one end , and after two weeks the
new eggs had definitely formed
handles
One notable incident apparent
ly facilitated ( he experiment. Mr.
Foster has a large , white rooster
which two weeks since escaped
from InV coop into a neighbor's
The neighbor's small son chased
the rooster home and threw at
him a broken white pitcher which
had a large and conspicuous
handle. The rooster was much
frightened , and the hens witness
ed the occurrence.
From that time there was a
rapid development of handles on
each successive laying of eggs ,
until the present almost perfect
form was attained. The natur
alist believed that fright and ,
nervous shock accelerated the
growth of the handles. ,
When the home market is sup
plied with the new and valuable
acquisition Mr. Foster purposes
to place some of the developed
eggs under a hen. The result
will be awaited with eager and
scientific interest. N e w York
Tribune.
The First Kiss.
The greatest surprise to a gir
who gets kissed the first time ist
there is no taste to it. Pocahom-
tas ( Ark. ) Times.
No taste to it ? Well , by the
feathers on Cupid's dart , but the-
Times man must be color blind
in the palate ! Thev tell us , those
who have tried it , that it tastes
like the double distilled essence
of honey spread thick on apiece *
of pumpkin pie. Away back in
the dim joyful years ago before
we lost our teeth and our cinch
on the beauty prixe , the prettiest
girl in all the world told us with
her eyes that it felt like a covey
of quail flying out of each ear
and ended with a .sensation like a
flock of angels pouring molasses
down one's back No taste to
the first kiss ? ( Jreat Scott ! It
would make a wooden cigar In
dian's hair curl ami his toe nails
quiver in ecstacy. The Times
man must be an ire house , From
Clover Leaves.