The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, April 05, 1905, Image 2
&K--. ? m m f- 5fcl- "HJKBiiaB '""- flrvjilX; t33353!?xcs r 1 - ifflHi Tl i ! r i I 1 1 i I f -I- - i i : i- ? i 1 H- i Mistress Rosemary Allyn By MILLICENT E. MANN Copyriplit. IKH. by CHAPTER XVI Continued. I dropped lightly to the floor again, sat upon the stool and resumed ray .thoughts. Time 'tis said passeth as quickly as a weaver's shuttle. Under ." some circumstances I could mention no doubt, hut that day after receiving the message time crawled. I watched the lading away of those fait faint rays of light with int nsc . satisfaction. Then 1 again mounted the stool .and again looked abroad. Night had diawn her mantle over the lam! not even a star gleamed in the - sky. I listened to hear sounds outside aiy door, browing :ny jailor miiit soon rome with my evening meal. les. I Jiad not long to wait ere I heard the shuffling footsteps of tho man. He clanked his keys and gave out an apologetic sniff, the usual thine, as Ire iie.a rod the door of my cell. The key moved hardly in the rusty hole. -was turned with h doleful sound, half shriek half groan, the door moved hack. A little oil on the hinges, sirrah." I said, "would lender it not so grat ing on the nerves. Faugh! Is this the food to serve a gentleman?" I added as I picked up the loaf of hread from the floor where he had set it together with a Jug of water. My supper! I ordered him to take It away. " Tis the usual prison fare," he Fniffled; "if you want better you can pay for it." Then he backed toward the door. Now the old rascal had drained me as dry as any goblet of sparkling wine was ever drained by horsemrn. and, as I had bought and paid most liberally for every meal I had eaten since I had entered the doors of this easily place, this was adding insult to injury. Knowing this, he dared place before me bread and water. It broke the camel's back. ''Out of my sight, you miserable renegade." 1 cried starting up. I never saw man make quicker time in gettirg through a doorway than did that jailor, although I was unarmed and he knew it. since my sword had b en taken away the night of my arrest. "You won't be so high and mighty in a few weeks," he said, retreating down the hall. I could not bear the looks of this Moated old hypocrite. In Cromwell's time he had been one of those to persecute any Cavalier who happened from various reasons to come under kis care. To save his neck he now paid the same considerate attention to his old friends who stood to their convictions. He was Intensely re pulsive to me. His lank stiff .hair, which no doubt was slick enough when slick hair was the fashion, now stood up about his head as if in pro test against its new arrangement. I could afford to scoff at the prison fare since I now lived on hope. Gil had said. "To-night" it might mean many things, but to me it meant but one that it would bring my release; how I knew not and cared less. In its entrance stood I was half dozirg on my cot. where I had thrown myself after the exit f my jailor, when there again re sounded through the corridor the noise of lootsteps coming toward my cell, but accompanying those irritat ing ones were others. I sat up and listened. A firm heavy tread, that could belong to Gil. but did if.' A shuffling lighter one. thai would be my jailor, and a still lighter ihutlling ene the jailor's help. The next thing 1 heard was Gil's deep voice. Ah-h-h! They were at the door. "Be quick, man." he said, "the King knows not veil how o wait upon others, while he does kin how to punish insolence, eiich in.olenco. and to a favorite too. albeit a new ne. O. of course, of course." he wont on, as the fellow interrupted him .icith muttered words of protest, "you did not know; orders and so forth. .Do you think the King publishes to to the town every time he takes a sew favorite? Haste, haste man. one would think your fingers were all thumbs." The key at last turned in its sock et, and the door helped by Gil's foot pened. I waited for the cue from hi. "His Majesty demands an audience "with you. gracious sir." he said, bow ,BS low before me. "He grieves that (through some mistake you have been tyut to such dire distress." "Say no more." I replied. "I am as ever at his service." Again he bowed, and I that knew lis every expression caught the flick er of amusement in his eye. "The horses are waiting, sir," he continued. "His Majesty expects you at "Whitehall. He does not like to ia-ait" "My cloak and sword, sirrah," I commanded. "I am all of a muck jfrom your filthy cell." "Here they are, sir." the jailor an awered as he took them from the boy. -Tis not my fault," he whined; "I ly obey orders." -Fault or no fault, out of the way. aenllion," ordered Gil. So without any ado we passed the lambly bowing apologetic fool and jent down the corridor and steep itagfat of stairs of the prison to the fatreet door, which he opened. ' la a circle at the entrance to the aciaoii. bending in their saddles sat or awn of Long HauL It was dark -(tow links abort. I saw Tornitu, IlliliPIIFiil f ( ' I 'I EX War 53f5 ( 8 ifil ry 'fi m ' I.VCWS - LINCOLN CO. I who held Bunco, my horse, by the ! bridle, lean back and with his sword strike a link out of the hand of a man I who would be too curious. Before it was oxtii.guished I recognized the man on the horse next to Iiiin. It was Pat my hnkman. On the outskirts of our circle an- j other circle had formed. It was com ; posed of tl"" common Jag of the town, i the usual rabble that congregate when there wn anything out of the ordi nary going on. It was dark in our immediate ring, but !i'-lit enough in the outer one. In its mi 1st I saw. heard, and recognized our old friend, the petit constable of the White Swan inn, and so did Gil. it did not need his whispered word. "Haste." to make me leap into my saddl". The constable was trying to force his v. ay through the crowd, who had begun to suspect that all was not right. While some laughingly helped t him on his way. others, while not ' seeming to do so, did much to impede ! his progress. We could hear his voice J above the- roar of the ever larger I crowing crowd, which was pushing us j hard, crying, "An escape to the res cue. "Cut through them," ordered Gil. Turning we charged the crowd with drawn weapons, slapping them back with the flat of the sword, while he headed down Cheap Side. I missed Gil from my side. I looked around. He had wheeled his horse in the direction of the constable. I saw i him reach down and grasp the fellow ' by the nape of the neck, then swing j ing him high in the air. fling him over the heads of the crowd on to a mound I of muck afid hay which littered one side of the court yard. In a second he was hack at my side, while the crowd cheered and halloed like mad. That was an act that they could un derstand without any words. We galloped into Southwark. There had been no time for explanations. j We stopped before the Tabard and entered the tap room, immediately a good meal was served, of which I felt in need. From the way the men also did justice to it. one would have thought that they had not eaten since leaving Long Haut. Torraine was a hard master when there was work on hand, and he and his men had not frolicked on the way. I soon satisfied my curiosity. I found that my linkman had not been so remiss as I had thought. He had sneaked back on the night of the ar rest and following the coach in which I was confined learned where I was to be incarcerated. Hastening to Gil. he had acquainted him with the news, i or this he had won his horse, and a prouder man. although a more ex ecrable rider. I never saw. Having no one to send to Long Haut for Torraine and his men whom he felt he would need. Gil had gone himself. Thus while I had spent four days and as many nights In jail Gil had spent them in the saddle. Truly he was a man of iron, k had tedd upon him, he was many pounds Rosemary Aliyn. lighter and his moon-like face was haggard. While away he had left Pat to keep guard at the prison and find out which cell I occupied. This the man was able to do with a little judicious ques tioning. He was also to watch the movements of the arch fiend. Chief .lust ice Lord Jeffreys: not an arduous task, for that lord delighted in hav ing his movements chronicled. Every thing favored him. When the link man met the paiiy coming from Long Haut at the edg of Prury Lane a meeting paco pro iously decided up onhe told them that Lord Jeffreys was io pa-s through Epping Forest in a few hcurs. They posted there in hot haste to ?waii him. while Pnt was left to trv and acquaint me with the fact that they Sloped to effect my re lease. How successful he was in this you know. My lord came all un conscious of the plot on foot. His at tendants were with little effort over powered. Then my lord, who deemed the men of Long Haut highwaymen (and surely a fiercer looking lot one would travel far to find), was soon compelled to sign the paper for my release. If he felt any of that terror with which he was wont to inspire poor creatures hauled before him, it wiped out some one's debt. They carried him some distance away from hie mon. and left him bound and tied in a lodge, knowing it would be hours before he would be discovered. It seems in that par ticular their plans had miscarried, else the constable had not appeared' upon the scene. I laughed heartily, but I noticed that Gil did not echo it. Moreover all through our talk he seemed pre occupied something was wrong for Gil loved to be pitted against ob stacles it was as the very breath of his nostrils and this little episode had been too satisfactory for him not to feel elated at its outcome. Had he not met his old friend the petit constable and had he not gone down before him? "What is it. Gil." said I. "Bad news, my lord," he replied. "What?" I cried. "Yes, your father is dead," he soft ly answered. "Ere I had hardly be gun my journey I met a man coming from Long Haut with the sad news." "When did he die?" I asked. "The night you were arrested," he replied. "Did ycu see him?" I qcestiojiea". "Yes," he said. "God rest his soul. I stopped long enough for that and only that. He lies in state in the chapel. Mrster Basil prays over him day and night. Your father left with him I' is last messages for you." "We will go on to-night," I said. "But you are tired will you not drop back and rest." "Not I," he replied. I saw as he stretched out his legs and could scarce forbear a groan at the pain, how sore and weary he was, but I knew better than to insist. I sat with my hack to the door. I had been intent upon my -supper and the tale of mj release, In both of which I had taken an equal relish until hearing of my father's death I had lost both. I pushed back my chair from the table and leaning back sat thinking sadly. The men had stopped their chaffering, knowing the cause of my depression. Too late, ho had died unknowing! In the land where he had gone. I wondered, if all things were made clear to him. I was aroused from my reverie by an exclamation from Gil. I turned toward the door at which he was star ing. In its entrance stood Rosemary Allvn. Lady of Felton. Her eyes were wide and dark with excitement. Her hair was blown into wet tendrils about her face. She was flushed from exertion. "I am come to tell you. sir," she said, "that before twenty minutes shall have passed the King's Blues will be here." (To be continued.) WOODEN SHOES IN KENTUCKY. Dutch Settlers Around Louisville Im port 200 Pairs of Them. The very mention of the idea that wooden shoes are worn in and around Louisville seems a bit preposterous to the modern citizenship of this sec tion, but they must be worn here abouts for they are shipped here. Two hundred pairs of these unique specimens of footwear passed through the Louisville port yesterday. Thev came directly from Rotterdam, con signed to a local firm. The Hollanders are famous for making and wearing wooden shoes and never lose their desire for wear ing them, even when they come to this country. Scattered around in this section there is a pretty good sprinkle of these old time Dutch, and they must have their wooden shoes. The shoes received yesterday will he disposed of to these foreign-born Dutch. The shoes are not only unique In their make, but are extremely light. They are worn mostly during the winter and in extreme wet weather. They are made of one piece of wood and there is no such thing as leak in them. There has been hut slight change in their make for cen turies. Louisville Courier-Journal. Our Mothers. Col. Higginson, when once asked to name the incident of the civil war that he considered the most remarkable for bravery, said that there was in his regiment a man whom every one liked a man who was brave and noble, who was pure in his daily life, abso lutely free from the dissipation in which most of the other nfen indulged. One night at a champagne supper. when many were intoxicated, some one in jest called for a toast from this young man. Col. Higginson said that the young man arose, pale, but with perfect self-possession, and said: "Gen tlemen,! will give you a toast which you nu'y drink as you will, but which I will drink', if you please, in water. The toast that I have to give is: 'Our Mothers.' " Instantly a strange spell seemed to come over all those tipsy men. They drank the toast in silence; there was no more laughter, no more song, and one by one they slunk out of the room. The lamp of memory had begun to burn, and the name of "Mother" touched every man's heart. Independent. It Wasn't for Sale. The young man who sells violets on the street corner was about to end his day's work and start for home when a man and woman stopped before him and asked for a bunch of flowers. "Sorry, boss." replied the lad, "but I'm all sold out." "Why." replied the man. "there's still one bunch left, the one you are wrapping up in the tinfoil." "Oh." replied the lad, "that's not for sale." "But why r.ot?" insisted the man. "I'll pay you double price. I want the flowers." "Well, you see. boss. I always keep one bunch for the little girl at home. That bunch ain't for sale at any price." At that the woman touched the man on the arm. and. slipping a coin into the boy's hand, the two departed. Chicago Inter Ocean. To the Point. For many years a traveling pedler named Luce has been a well known character in the countrv towns of ! .cw luigianu. i us route ucs mosiiy within Maine and Xew llr.-npshire. hc-e he s l!s. nretilrs. jn. soap, extracts, i to . r.itf' is always a welcoire gmst a? the i-o'ated farm! oue where lo calls. I'nhke most itinerant )ctl h r he is a man .of lew words. Lat winter while o riving down one of the long hills of North Con way his horse becoming frightened, ran. finally bringing up-at the foot of the hill with an overturned cart, be neath which lay the unfortunate own er, unable to extricate himself from the wreck. A mountaineer approach ing asked, with 'typical brevity, "Tight?" "No." responded the Yan kee, "Luce." Harper's Weekly. Proper Method of Resting. Do you ache in the morning? If that is the case the chances are that it is due to a habit of lying in bed in a wrong position. The only posi tion for resting is that which relieves the muscles and joints; this is the one called "extension. People curl themselves up to get warm and keep warm. If the bed foot were thorough ly warm on retiring there would be no temptation to pursue this plan. Very few persons realize that to rest thoroughly the muscles should be re- I laxed. Another mistake is to have the bed hard. If it causes aching, be J very sure that you need to have it softer. Do not make a martyr of yourself for the opionions set forth by some spectacled professor. He will not bear your aches and pains. We All Know What He Meant. Jacob Riis tells an anecdote of a young lady who devoted a good deal ot her time to settlement work and who was a particular favorite with all the children. ""Why do you love Miss Mary so?" tbey asked a-little lad one day. "I like her," he replied, "because she looks as though she didn't fee the heTes in my shoes." New York Times. FAMM &CBAS&to GAEgDEN ISLjfr 'j. 7l -pSfflfe,. fs,. Mr. Wrngg tn lies contributions o: an. ihiv ii':is lint leaders !' this uV t nrtmi'iit may ws-. to piesoiit and wniiid be 1i.i"1 to nis'.vr ooir-so:ul-ents d siting ii.ienn:ui.n on subjects (li-usel A(!'lri's M. J Wiagg. oUJ Cloud niocl;. Des Moims. Ua.l FLORAL NOTES FOR APRIL. If you ha-. e no hotbed, seeds of an nuals, such as asters, i hlox. etc.. uaj be iovui ir. the living renin this month, ll the seed p;:ns are not aailable. use tin basins or cigar boxes. Let the -oil be light, mellow and fairly rich. Do not cover the seed too deep. We: a blotter, put over each box. and keep it well moistened. Co nut i our watrr or. the soil. If it becomes thoroughly dry. put the box in a panlul of water, and remove when moisture shows on top. Give the seedlings a position next the gs. but be sure to put a thickness of newspaper behind them when the sun shines brightest or the plants- may damp off. House plants that are making a good growth should be given fertilizer now; but plants that are at a stand still should not be given rich food, as it would do more harm than good. Semi-dormant plants do not need so much water as those growing actively. Don't be in too great a hurry to re move the covering of leaves from the tulip and hyacinth beds. It is a mis take to expose the tender shoots to sudden cold snaps. Wait until they are well above ground, and have been frosted once or twice, then the pro tection may be removed with safety. Roses, especially the tea and hybrid tea varieties, should not be exposed to inclement weather much before the middle of the month, unless the season is forward. A good way is to remove the protecting material a lit tle at a time, keeping it haudy, so that it may be replaced if cold weath er comes on again. Old carpet or blankets may also be used if it seems likely to freeze hard enough to do harm. The same rule may be ap plied to bulb beds and to the shrubs and vines you protected last fall. If you have time this spring con struct a hotbed. Next to a green house, a hotbed is the most cherished possession of a wide-awake flower grower. April is usually the best month to start seed in a notbed. Keep a. thermometer in one corner of the bed, and see that the temperature does not get above seventy dpgrees. Give daily attention to watering, etc. If you did not give a mulch of ma nure last fall to the peonies, hardy phlox and like plants do s. now. They will need it in making new growth. Let all fertilizers be old and well de cayed; fresh co.nrost Is harmful. New flower beds should be made this month, and old ones worked oer and enriched. April is a good month to procure native fens ironi the woods. They will do well in t:.c average dooryard if a large quantity of th.' rich, brown leaf moid is lifted with them and placed around the roots. They should preferably be planted in the shade, and will require no extra attention other than a thorough watering now and then. In the tall it is a good plan to put around t!:e:n a quantity of rich, decajed stable compost. Sweet pea seed should be sown as soon as the ground can be worked. Usually the earlier they are jown. the finer they will bo. Dig the ti'ench a foot or ten i:: lr s dorp, and till a generous Iaer ol old manure in the bottom. Over this fill in line, mellow soil until it comes to within a few inches of the top. Sow the see'd quite thick, so they will not fai to come up well. If too thick, do l ot hesitate to thin out to two inches apart at least. Cover an inch deep and have the two rows in the trench about eight inches apart. Fill in around the young plantlets as they grow upward, and give early support. Wire netting is generally best to use. although stout j beech branches are also serviceable. Keep the blossoms picked off. and sec that no seed-pods ripen urtil such time as you care to save the seed. Gener ally, however, it is advisable not to bother with saving one's own seed. If vou intend to raise canna. castor oil beans and Japanese morning glories this year, try soaking the seed for a day or so in lukewarm water. If this is done the seed will sprout much easier than when p'anted in the usual way. It is a good plan to start the see.l in the house in boxes and thus encour age a strong, stocky growth. Set them out when danger from frost is pat. Tie lrorniug glories should not be set closer together than two inches, and tl e sri! should b mellow and light. Get the spading fork. hoe. weeder and rake in good condition for future work. All these are indispensable helps to the successful gardener, and should he well cared for And don't forget the lawn mower, while you are about it. The usual rule for plan' ing gladioli is to set them out in corn-planting time; but if you are arxious to get them' started early ajid care to risk it. they may often be planted the last of April if the ground is suitable and the weather permits. Dahlia, tubers and cannas should be started in the house in April, and encouraged into stockv growth until well into May. In some states, applying lime on land is attended with very decided advantage. Especially is this the case where the soil is a little acid. It has been fomid in such instances that when line is applied in moderate quantities and with some persistence, the acidity is corrected, with the re sult that there is a great increase in the growth of nearly all kinds of crops. it is not probable, however, that we iiave much land in that condition in these Northwestern states. Late potatoes should not be planted too early. Neither should early pota toes be planted too late. In my ex perience in latitude between 41 and 42 degrees north I have found about the last week in .May to be a good time. The early crop of weeds has started and there is not so great a liability of drouth at a time when the tubers are setting on the vines. Get the meat smoked and out of the way of flies. It is most provoking to spend time and labor getting the meat ready and then by a little delay or carelessness permit it to become in- i tested with skippers j- cnAfvrrzn - 'w v . .t- -. -w w .- . y - r- rww, T " &3 M. J: TV22A.G! THE ORCHARD. Loveliest cf toi-. the cheiry. now N bunt; witJi bKom a!o::g tl'e boug'i. AnI 'it.isiiN a!'( ut tiie woodbind wide W alius wiiite for i:a-tertitfe. A:ni -;' e. ;o look at things in bloom. I il iv ejnj's wijf little loom. 'o: t i!f unoiIl.iniW I will ko To feu tiie cheny hunj; with snow. Plant a few gOvid cherries. Spray as you have never sprayed before. Shallow plowing must be the rule in the orchard. if you have some thrifty fruit trees t'rat e.o not bear good fruit and jon have regraft to better sorts. Do it now. In three years jou will get new fruit. If trees come from the nursery with dry feet stand them in mud for a week. Grafting of the apple can be con tinued ail through April in this lati tude, and later still, further north. The requisite is, of course, that the sc'on have its buds quite dormant. The best location for an apple or chard is on a hill, its advartage over a plain being that the trees are more open to light and air, giving a bet ter color and flavor to the fruit, bet er natural drainage, and freedom from injury by frosts. J. A. Gage, Neb., says that the best way to prevent the depredations of rabbits in the orchard and nursery is to wrap the stem of each tree with building paper. leaving air space be twen paper and tree. The blood and liver business answers only tempo rarily. The Stringfellow method of setting a tree ought to be tried. It is to cut the roots all off to a hall and ram around that as you would in planting a post. Stringfellow holds that the tree will do belter than if the roots are left on. We are inclined to think theie is something in it, if the idea is rot carried too far. Of course the tree should not be planted deeper than it stood in the nursery row. The tendency with those who en gaged in improving corn some years ago was to try to secure long ears, without so much regard to the charac ter of the cob as to the length of the ear. It is now becoming apparent that in corn growing, as in other things, what may be termed the medium ear is the best, other things being equal. In other words, it has been found evasier to develop an ear of moderate length, so that it will have a large diameter, long kernels of corn and a small amcuut of cob, than to develop a long ear with the same finalities. ARDOR DAY. This is -the month for tree planting for sh.-'Io as well as for fruit, and it is the wise farmer who plants, plants and kee r-s on planting. Let not April go by forgetful of this all-important duty. It is quite feasible to combine fruit and shade, and this can be done with the apple, the cherry. , the shagbark hickory, the Russian mulberry. There is a difference in apples the Baldwin makes a fine tree for shade: so does the Greening; so does the Bough. The Catalpa is a very useful tree the western variety spceicsa; the osage orange is good: so also the dog wood. If a small tree is needed noth ing is so good as the dogwood. The sugar. Norway, star leaf and purple maple are standard varieties, and ro one can make a mistake in planting any of them. The oaks are best of all the three best being scarlet, pin, willow, oak and English maple. The white birch and the golden oak add a pleasing variety to a group. By all means let us plant trees this spring even if we are very busy and then- cost something; they add to the value of the farm. We no sooner get the last load of coal paid for than we have to be on the outlook for screen doors and win dows to keep out the hungry hordes of houseflies which come a little later than the time for storing the winter stoves. The most satisfaction I have ever obtained from screens was in screening a porch so as to keep the flies out. I think the screens used more than paid tor themselves the fir.st summer. I like a frame that fits the window better than I do to have the crcens tacked on the window casing. THE PEONY. Why more attention is not paid to thi flower it is hard to understand. When one of the most fragrant and ex oiiiiioly lovely of tho whole great fa'i'ily of hon'o beauties does so well in the great West and Nc-rthwest. one would suppose they would be planted on a large scale. They are hardier than pieplant, and grow beautifully without manure or mulching in Mani toba and the Dakotas. They are a ure success and never need to bo a failure. Fragrant and lovely as the rr.se. and far more hardy multiplying so that with care you can get 1.000 from one in ten years, one would sure ly think they would be planted by the million. The trouble is they are not krown by the majority of people. An excess of water in cultivated fields and improperly worked roads will cause a farmer to hate his exist ence more than any other one element with which he has to contend. The remedy is apparent and there will always be a possibility of failure until the situation has been squarely met. It n-oans to get rid of the surplus water. If it meins tile drainage, let that be the solution. It may not be known to many farm er? that speltz has proved to be a very good grain to use as a nurse crop for grass seed. It does not lodge read ily and the period of growth is short, hence it does not shade the grass so much as some other kinds of grain. The fact that it does not lodge easily is a strong recommendation in favor of it for the use named. The man who feels that he must plant butts and tips to get perfect corn should remember that he does not plant the cobs, ard yet his corn always has a cob. Shell off the butts and tips hecause they are not so stron? in vitality and they do not drop t evenly. I ,-N. -T --". jlf. -- "".tKa- SPRAYING TO THIN FRUIT. Trees sprayed at the time they are n bloom will not set as much truit as hose sprayed either before or after .looming. The pollen that is struck Vith any Sliravs of I'mmi'nn stronMi . .i - ... -........-. . . . . 1 .. a luoiuui practically. It may put mii .i leeme e'iiori toward germination. When trees are sprayed in blossom it course the pollen in a good inany iowers escape for the reason that all lowers do not open at the same time and many will not have opened suf Icieinly to receive the spray. It has been suggested that this is a good way to thin the fruit on trees. The sug gestion has been entertained by scien tists, and if it is ever put into practice it may result in the finding of an easy a:ethod of thinning. At the present time thinning is not generally prac ticed on account of the immense amourt of work required and because i at the end of the season the added value of the apples is almost offset by the cost of thinning. Men dislike to do work that gives them no gain. In the case of peaches, thinning pays even when men have to be employed to do the thinning. There is one ad vantage in attempting to thin by means of killing the pollen in some of the blossoms and that is the irregu larity with which the fruit would set. Hand work does the business in the most approved fashion. leaving the fruit at regular intervals. No experi ments that we know of have attempt ed to prove the value of spray as a thinner of fruit. Wo have been asked by a corres pondent to give the causes of seedless grapes, plums, etc. While this knowl-) edge might be of some value to the j scientist, yet we believe to the or-1 illtirt ! aaKf-. a j. mm A 1. .v 4V a a . .111 1 . a. ......, .....I yuw mi- i..e-,s wm iw, 01 inueii more value than the theory in Mime eiiiiiieiir ineorist. for our correspondent's benefit we quote Prof. Mueller-Thurgau- "German investigation attributes the absence of seeds in some grapes to two causes, namely, the pollen grains may be well developed, but the ovules incapable of impregnation; either the pollen tubes do not reach the ovules or the ovule itself is sterile. To this I class belong the Sultanas and currants of commence. I "In the second class the ovules are capable of impregnation, but the poll en grains are degenerated, either the pollen tubes do not germinate or are incapable of impregnating the ovule cell. Grapes which do not contain seeds are always smaller than those of the same variety containing them." SPRING PLOWING. In my travels over the Northwest I fmii vrn- littio fnii Tiiri.,.r ..,,. ,?,,,. - ". .-...v- ..... j.r..i.r, ., nj uunv, owing to the wet weather last fall, j It will be found that much of this I unplowed land will turn up very lumpy when plowed this spring. These J lumps can be easily pulverized if taken in time, but if allowed to drv out first it will be next to impossible ! Ul tH ''"i " "" Mi ni hronl.- tliom finr ninn i t ,nor. I caUol "open-air method. KxeoIIent " v.. ...... ... ... w.v. cughly harrow each day all that is j plowed that day. By this method the lumps are pulverized while moist and can be easily done. This does not J mean extra work, but work done in time. On the other hand, if a whole field is first plowed it will be next to impossible to make a good seed bed. A great amount of aailable plant food was washed out of the soil by the excessive rains ot" last season, and if good crops are expected the coming sr:ismi "iimt wiirlr ?iui-;f ho ilimn nlnru I '"" "". O""- -"-- -....-. .. ..u.. ...w..-, the line of working the soil to liber ate plant food. The growth force fit" trees is really ; astounding. Boots have been kiun.n to overthrow stone walls by their con tinuous growth. All over the Rocky mountains one may frequently see trees growing in the clefts ot rocks and although the crack may have been but a few inches wide when the tree started into life, so great has been its growth rorce that in maturity the rock a ;4reat extent, but still very annoying, has been pushed apart as widely as j They appear principally on the foro the width of the tree itself. Trees ' 1,,1. ,t occasionally on other plac.-,. have been known to mislead surveyors. ! 1 OIton feel languid, and tire easl'y. Everyone knows that a tiee trunk once j and cannot gain flesh, although I have formed never grows longer, and yet an extra good appetite. Still I am witness marks made on trees have not sick, and have not been in bod for neon known to be considerably higher a ,jay jn ,y life. Ago. ninete-ii years, when the tree grew older than when wilf you kindly advise me what y -u first made. In these instances, the ! think would remove these pimples?" troees have been growing on flat rocks 1 Thr.ro ; nti. !miii i.m tu-t ,v. and by the increased thickening of the roots, those huge trunks have been ; is- 1 ... .1- . . .t - .. uiieu ny cue pressure ot me roots up-, on tne roeK. The best authorities agree will take three jears to got a of horses large enough to meet the ' home demand, to say nothing about a surplus for export. There was a sac- rifice of 410,0u0 horses and muk'S in the Boer war, that number dying mainly from use before being accli-, mated. France is short on horses, j and the same is true of most Euro- j pean countries, and great numbers are j at present being used in the Japanese i war. It would seem that our Ameri- can farmers who use good judgment in breeding the rights kinds of horsos have an encouraging outlook. The time will soon be here when seed corn will be planted. It ought to be tested before planting. The fol lowing method will answer well. Put a score of grains or more in moist paper in a cigar box and cover them with a moistened cloth: tie the lid on the box down anil set in a moder ately warm room. Before the cud of five days all the grains should be sprouted that are going to grow. In 1 this way it can be known as to the j proportion of seed that will not grow. Fruit trees in cultivated soil suffer much less from drouth and wind than do those in sod, and the fruit is larger and better. Experiments have demon strated that for every 100 barrels of water in the first twenty inches of sod there were 140 barrels in cultivated ground. Don't neglect the cultivation. The machinist who is bigger than the machine he manages is a machin ist. The farmer who is bigger than the farm he works is a .rmer of the best type. The man who is r.ot as large as his farm is, being run by all sorts of conditions not of his own choice. FRESH AIR FOR CONSUMPTIVES Most Effective Weapon Available for Conflict With Dreaded "White Plague" The following abstracts from an ar ticle by J. E. Stubbert. M. D.. in the Medical Record, should receive wide and careful attention. No doubt if these ideas could be carried out. the "white plague" would be robbed of much of its terror: In ancient times it washighly im proper to expose a tuberculous pa tient, especially one beyond the first stage, to a breath of fresh air except on the mildest days in summer, while the night air was dreaded and avoided as the plague. Then the more observ ant and thoughtful men noticed thrt those who lived more in the open air did not die as quickly as the hot-house patients and they began to urge an outdoor life ard moderate exercise as a prophylactic as well as a cure for those in the early stagers of con sumption. Those in the more advanc ed stages were allowed fresh air only when it was at summer temperature, but even this was better tnan being kept indoors in warm, ill ventilated rooms the whole year. There are several plans by which the victim of tuberculosis may con tinuously breathe pure, fresli air by nignt as well as by day. Sleeping out in the open air is not harmful to a large majority of tuberculous people. .Millet, of Brockton. Mass.. reports I the cases of live patients whom he recommended to sleep out of doors at night. They were allowod no roof over their heads except in rainy weather. They wore soft felt hats and cotton nightshirts, sleeping under ordinary bedclothes in beds arranged en the roofs of their houses. Im provemert was noted in two weeks. Coughs disappeared, temperatures be came normal, respirations ere easier and weight increased rapidly. No at tention was paid to dampness and dratts. and heavy dews were regarded as inconvenient simply because of the necessity of drying the bedclothes. Sleeping in a small room with an I opon wirdow does not appear to be nearly so beneficial to the patient as when the nights are passed on a ver anda or in a lent where there is a fice cjm,!;Uin of air on all sides. If a at!oilt uore forllsIl.lte tIM1IKh were fortunate enough to have a large room with a southern ex posure and containirg one or two open fireplaces, in addition to large windows on three sides, which might be opened at night, he might derive approximately the benefit incident to tent life. McGraham. of South Carolina, pre fers" the circular to the army tent, and thinks it better to place it fin a plat- Wirm two feet from the ground, and to do without carpets and draperies. Draperies are not necessary, but rugs add greatly to the comfort and con venience of those in ill health, and their use can be made perfectly safe by exposing them to the sunlight for a few hours daily. ! Special Hospitals for Consumptives. A hundred years ago the city of Naples. Italy, erected a la-: e hospital for consumptives, and required the isolation of all persons suffering from ' this disease. It is only recently, bow- ... , ; ever, inai me auinoriiies 01 mouorn I cities have become awakened to the importance of this sanitary measure. Itecentiy a number of cities have taken steps for the establishment of 1 hospitals especially for the treatment results are reported from this method cf treatment. The German government has a large central committee nuinberirg more than thirteen hundred persons, organized for the purpose f f erecting hospitals for the treatment of tuber culosis. This commit Ue has under Its supervision seventy-four such hospi tals, and last year treated over thirty thousand patients, of whom eighty per cent were returned to their homes practically cured after remaining i i the hospitals on an average of a little less than three months. An Extra Good Appetite. A good appetite is a symptom of good health. An extra good appotiu is sometimes a symptom of constitu tional disturbance somewhere. A sam ple letter sent to the "Questions and Answers" column of a prominei.t health journal was something like this: "I am troubled with pimple s. not to "extra good appetite" alluded to al- fr,js ,iR. kev to the situation. The !;- estive organs have more than th: ' r-rn t !; enro if rim? inn!.iiitiinniV l.i ' , .... . .-. , ....j - ., j not properly take care of anything fur- that it nished. There will be frequent head- j Potatoes Lyonnaise Chop cold I101I supply , aches, skin ilisordors and alternate f,a-i ed or baked potatoes. Season with stipation and diarrhea with such per- 1 sons. Pimples are a natural re-suit of such depraved blood conditions. With many people the habit of ' hearty eating is continued when tho warm spring days come. Food which was appropriate when the thermomet- j er was at zero is continued in ih- I same quality and quantity when t. thermometer rises to ninety degroe-s 1 in the sun. and averages above sixt;- I all day and night. The poison who loses his appetite under such a condi- A Maze for the Stranger. "London," said an Englishman proudly, "is the hardest city in th" f duced by the Klondike proper, the dis world to get about in. London has ; tnct within a 'radius of fifty miles of streets more crooked than those of J any other city. She has more strots j of- the same name than any other city. ; Why, London has 151 Church streets, i "Loi.don." he went on. "has 12I . Union streets. IB John streets. 1 1 , New streets. 10t George streets, HO ' Queen streets. 1)5 King streets. 91 Charles streets, 3 William streets. S7 James streets. 78 Princes streets and 57 Elizabeth streets. "When you tell a Londcv cabby to drive you to Elizabeth street he asks. with a smile: " 'Which of the fifty-seven varieties, sir?" Views of an Authority. Cousin Freddy Ma said thce was a lot of measles and whooping cough aiound, but I didn't get them. Cousin Gracie Aren't you glad you didn't? Cousin Freddy Yes. because bro ther Tom says it's better not to get , them until you go to school. tion is on safe ground. The person with an extra good appetite will ha"e .to exercise self-control or be placed on the retired list to learn wisdom Uy experience. Cigarettes. Tobacco irjures men and kills chil dreui. The Chicago school board ha- been having a medical examination of . certain pupils before allowing them to take part in certain athletic sports. Boys and girls were subjected to tho same examination. Not one girl was found unable to pass, while "a large number of the boys, in almost every case smokers, were found to be in a physical condition which made violet.t exercise of any kind very dangerou-. Twenty-one out of a hundred worn found unlit, and all but three suffered from some form of heart trouble. Al most without exception the unfit one were cigarette smokers. How to Earn Scund Steep. All doctors are not so careful of the welfare of their patients as they n.tght be. Here is a story of one who went to the limit. He is the proprie toi of a famous health resort not far f'om . When he receives a pa tient for treatment he says: "Now. I want it understood that un less you do exactly as I say, there is no use of otir staing." This rule sometimes requires him to be very harsh, but he never hesitates, lie acts on the theory that he can bet ter a fiord to o'feud a singlo patient and lofo him that to h:tv tnat pa tient go bark home and te-Ii lr.s iriends Dr. So-and-So had done him no good. ieiates the Washington Star. Not long ago a well-known clergy man went to this resort for treatment. The doctor looked him eiver upon his rrrival and said: " liile you are here you must take I iuj walks over- day." "But I can't take walks." replied the parson. "I haven't done any walk ing for years. My heart won't stand It" Thev arguevl the question quite warmly. As the clergyman and doc tor wore good friends, the latter was more lenient than usual. However, he bided his time'. The next after--noon tiie physician said to the clergy man: "It's a nice day. I would like you to go horseback riding with me." Biding they went. When they were about e'ight miles from the sanitarium tho physician said: "Oh. doctor, won't you get me' t'.at flower by the road sde? I don't like to leave this hcre." As soon as the clergyman was on the- ground t".e doctor galloped off with both horses, and tho clergyman was compelled to walk back to tho sanitarium. I'pon bis arriel he was try angry, and was for packing up ami leaving at once. There was no tram that ni: ht. so he was forced to flay :i few hours longer. Tho next morning he came down radiant aud good nntured. "Doctor." said he. "I was pretty soie at you last night, but I fjrgivo everything. 1 have had the first good s! op I have enjoyed in months. Here after I'll obey jour order implicitly." TIMELY VEGETARIAN RECIPES. Cream of Celery Soup Ingredients: Celery tops, 1 quart cream or rich milk. Method Put tops in saucepan, cover with water, simmer one hour. Drain, return water to pan. add milk ami stalks, simmer one-half hour longer, season to taslc remove celery, thick en to consistency of cream. Servo hot. Chili Sauce Ingredients: One quart strained tomato, 4 tablespoon fuls minced celery. '.I tablespoonfuJ.s minced onion, sugar. Method But all together in sauce pan, let come to boil, sot fin back of range and simmer two hours. A small piece of lemon peel and a cup of chopped tart apples will greatly improve the flavor. Cook till apples are done, remove lemon peel, cool, servo. Candied Sweet Potatoes Boil pota to'jp till tender, remove jackets, ar range in oiled baking pan. sprinkle with powdered sugar, biown in slow oven. Sweet Potato Cutlets Bare pota toes, cover with boiling water, boil twenty minutes, drain off half the water, and cook till soft. They should be almost dry when done. Mash or i put through ric-er. Form in shape of . chops, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and brown in medium oven. Serve I with sugar peas. I Porkless Eaked Beans Wash beans. 1 place in h-avy j ot and boil five min utes, bait to taste. Bake twonty- ,sl,r I;""rs in fi'mv ,,v. hooping bare M - v overed with wan r. When done, ' . .- -t.. .?.r i. ..p .. .. . ihe beans should he of a uniform dark trOW U. I-onger cooking will im prove. salt while chopping. Stir in onions am! parsley minced. If too stitf. thin I with nut cream to consistency desir- cd. Turn into oiled baking pan, smooth, brush with cream, brown, Serve in squares. Turnips Stewed in Cream Pare young turnips, cut in dice. Simmer till nearly done. Drain otf nearly all the water. Add enough cream to barely cover. Salt to taste. Simmer till tender (don't boil), s'ightly. Sere. Thicken Twenty Tons of KIondTke Gold. Twenty tons of gold have been pro- Dawson, siree January 1 of this year. In other words, the output of th& Klondike since th fir-t of this year is $D.2ft.'"'. The royalty collected en the gold by tho Canadian government for the year is 2:50,2.0. The banner year in the camp was in 1900, vrbc-u the output was priced at ?2i,io'.H. Since that the cream of tho riefce-st claims has been taken and lower grade areas are being worked. De troit Tribure. Truthful J?mes. In a certa'n Iowa corn center Fred Meek, manager of th" "Wizard of Oz" company, was oMig'd to thrust back a sophisticated jouth whom his moth er was trying to squeeze in without, a ticket. "That boy is over age. Must have a ticket." "He ain't n-vcn yet" "He's fourteen if h"s a day." Whereupon t:i sophisticated youth spoke uv- ou re both liars. " I'm thirteen." -. '2-3:A J .a. j3gfcfc,.