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CHAPTER XXill. Continued.
upen or shut it matters not to i wailed.
";, sne returned curtly. "You know . heart.
thought that of me!" she
It was the cry of a hroken
that I would not leave her alone in
Tour hands. All this fuss, too, over
an old bit of paper, that you know
well enough was never a love letter
written to her."
"How do you know, Madame?" he
"Know? Who better?" she said.
"Since I have it."
"You?" he cried.
"Yes, I," she replied, amused at his
The missing paper was discovered.
I started, and in my agitation
grasped the curtain, which moved and
gave out aund that had they not
been so engrossed in defying each
other they must have heard.
"It was a kingly assignation hut
he was more fastidious than the men
of the present day," I went hurriedly
on. "It drove him mad. He fled the
town without verifying the note
without seeing the King without one
word to his young wife. The man
who planned the dastardly deed was
only too well aware of his sensitive
nature. Lord Waters joined Crom
well's army, and thus obtained a di
vorce from his wife, who had in the
meantime gone to France. He loved
his first wife so dearly that, believing
in her infidelity, she was dead to him
henceforth. Later he married again.
His second wife soon died; and the
lonely man. oppressed by the thought
She unpinned the paper, hidden un- of his first wife and the wrong he
der a I-ipel on her bosom. might have done her. dragged out a
"(live it to me," he commanded in a ! miserable existence in solitude at
"To you why?" she inquired.
"I have a right to any clandestine
letters of my daughter's" he replied,
"Ctondcstine! Xonsen.se!" she cried
indignantly. "You know as well as I
do that it is an old letter written be
fore Rosemary was born so much
Long Haut. The outcome of this
brooding of many years was to feel
that he had been too hasty; that the
page had purposely deceived him.
These thoughts so rankled in his
brain that they were his death. I am
the offspring of this second marriage.
Lady Dwight. and before my father
died ho sent me to London to dig out
Raoul told me. Tbe letter, as I said, I ! 'f possible, the truth of the matter,
have never read." j and to make such reparation as was
"I would read it then," he muttered. I possible and ask forgiveness of the
"I will read it to yon. if you have t woman he was sure he had most
not heard it before, since you take ' grievously wronged."
"How could he?" she faltered, "how
to lose (Rosemary had been nothing
to him for years), was the first to
"Lady Dwight," he said, "yon have
occupied the place of mother to Mary
for years, ever since her own mother
died. Are you pleased that she should
marry Ouentin Waters?"
"Indeed yes, an she love him," re
plied toe sweet lads'. She kissed tbe
blush i"p Rosemary at her side.
"Then Mister Quentin Waters I be
lieve your title on your mother's side
is Lord Sackett "
"Lord Sackett it Is no more than
right that you should be called by it
I give my daughter into your keeping,
and may you make her happy." He
finished with a great show of virtue,
and put Rosemary's hand in mine like
the fond parent on the stage, bowed,
gave a French shrug to his shoulders,
and stepped back. He had to his sat
isfaction paid the debt he owed me.
Sir Raoul Dwight, with a good grace
be it said, for no doubt he thought he
loved Rosemary with some men love
of money and love of women are not
distinguishable, they are so closely
woven; one is the weft and the other
the warp of the loom now came for
ward. With a low bow he said, ex
tending his hand:
"I would we had known before, sir,
that the ties of kinship bound us I
request your friendship."
We clasped hands heartily.
"As for you, sweet coz," he said to
Rosemary, "I am as ever your devoted
cousin" and bending over her he
kissed her cheek and took the rose
Lorn her hair, asking,"May I keep it?"
And she answered lowly, "Yes."
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FOOD VALUE OF FRUIT
Prejudice Against Its Liberal Use Is Result
of Erroneous Notions.
IMr. WragB Invites contributions of
any new ideas that readers of this de
partment may wish to present, and
would be pleased to answer correspond
ents deslrins information on subjects
discussed. Address M. J. Wrajjs. 300 Good
Block. Des Moines. Iowa.J
VENEERED FURNITURE RIGHT.
such an interest in it," she said, and
her voice was quite as sarcastic as
my lord's own.
While saying, she had put up her
glass in a deliberate manner. He
watched her with a dialwlic expres
sion on his face, and his fingers
tapped the snuff box he held in his
She read: "Elaine!" (my own
name) and she sniffed disdainfully;
then began again: "Elaine adorable
one. Tbe hour will be eleven o'clock.
R.-W. will be on duty. Je t'embrasse.
"Em-m-m, the King's signet it
grows interesting and the date is
could he I loved him."
"How could he, indeed," I mur
mured. "Did you succeed in finding the per
son who did this infamous deed?" Sir
Raoul Dwight asked. His voice was
as hard as the nethermost stone, and
a dangerous glint was in his eye.
I did not answer him immediately
and he explained:
"You must know, sir, that this is
the first intimation I ever had of my
mother's sorrow, and that my father
did not die before I was born. It
was a fond solicitation on my moth
er's part, if, perhaps, a mistaken one.
Iwkrm' -Mm lifer
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i stepped and looked at Lord Felton.
January Jan-January." Sue stopped
and held it closer to her nose and re
Kcjusted her glass as she strove to
make out the faded figures.
"January ICth. 1C3-.V Lord Felton,
engrossed, supplied the date.
"Yes. that is it, January lGth.
1C3I. How did j-ou know?" she quick
ly asked. 'Ah! there is more in this
than I thought." she gasped, and sank
back into a chair. "January ICth,
IfiS'J! The date is stamped upon my
brain it was the night Lord Waters
The Ties of Kinship.
Yes, my eyes questioned how did
yon know? To this question I read
the answer in his eyes that met mine
for one fleeting second. Run to earth
by his own inadvertent words, he
acknowledged himself guilty. Should
I expose him? He would not ask for
pity, that I knew full well. There
was no cringing in his attitude.
We had stepped from our hiding
place when Lady Dwight began to
read the note, but they had been so
absorbed in it and themselves that
they had not heeded us or that other
spectator. Raoul Dwight. who had
been standing in the doorway, until
There was a sardonic. devil-I-care
look upon Lord Felton's face as he
took a pinch cf snuff. Then he leis
urely closed his snuff box and flicked
with his lace kerchier the floating
particles of snuff, which he imagined
adhered to his cravat. He seemed
rather to be enjoying the situation
under the scrutiny of our pairs, of
eyes. It was as if he had known
that the time must come when his
carefully-guarded secret would out,
and he had studied how he should act
when the time came till it fitted him
like his skin, and the acting of an
ignoble Dart he would make glorious.
I went up to Lady Dwight, who sat
in her chair, wonderment, curiosity,
and the demand to be gratified in
tbem, written on her face.
"I have a tale to relate. Lady
Dwight," I said, "about that old bit of
paper you hold in your hand, and
which seems to have been equally
felicitous in being in demand. On the
day of January ICth. 1S39. my lord is
right as to the date" I bowed to"
him "a man high in court, so high
that he made men envious of his
standing one so much so that he
planned his destruction was waiting
for an audience with that unfortunate
King Charles I at Whitehall. A page
come rushing up to him and handed
him a note you have it in your hand.
The man took it and read it, before
he realized that it was not intended
for him, in fact, as the opening shows,
it was for a woman. He half smiled,'
thinking of the page's stupidity, and
that he had happened upon a liaison
of that most virtuous King. He was
giving it back to the lad, when some
thing in his craven face made him in
quire to whom he was to deliver it
The lad hemmed and hawed and then
' refused to say but the man com
pelled him at last to admit that it
was for Lady Waters."'
I continued slowly, so as to rive
her ttane to grasp what I was savins
ane was so anguished.
tk aaaa'a wife."
in r.ot letting me know all."
He kissed his mother's hand as if
aiwlogizing for blaming her in the
"I could not I could not," she whis
pered; "my pride would not let me
tell my child that his father had left
"The name, sir; the name of this
person," he demanded; "if alive I
would meet him. if dead I would know
his name to curse him."
"The man who drove a loving hus
band from his home, and broke the
heart of a beautiful woman a woman
with an unborn babe, the man who
did this deed"
I stopped and looked at Lord Fel-
ioii. ne siouu as a courteous man
of the world might, displaying only an
interested curiosity upon the hearing
of an old bit of gossip. Ah! he was
brave enough, mad man that he was.
and he awaited the blow as he would
have the ax of the headsman, with an
inward flinching but an outward com
posure. "The man is dead and I cannot
divulge his name." I finished.
Then Lord Felton's face flushed. I
saw him open his month to speak; I
felt the words. "He lies I am the
man." trembled on his lips. He looked
at his daughter. Rosemary, and saw
fear and relief commingled; at Lady
Dwight, who had trusted him for
years, and saw suspicion dawning
there and. they were unuttered.
"Lord Waters died without know
ing. Lady Dwisht. that he had another
son." I continued. "I was imprisoned.
although promised safety and rein
statement by Hie kins, immediately
after I found it out. Thus I was un
able either to convey to you or to my
father the word I desired. I was
struck upon the head and lay for a
time sick. When I recovered it was
too late for me to receive Lord Wa
ter's blessing and give him the tid
ings that might have made his pass
age into heaven easier.
"He is dead!" she exclaimed.
Rosemary, kneeling at her side, took
her shaking hands in her firm young
ones and fondled her.
"Lady Dwight. my father left vast
estates, and to these your son, Raoul
Dw''sht. as his father's son. succeeds."
She made a motion of protest, and
her son Raoul raised his head with
"I shali not be exactly poor." I
smiled and said, for I read her wom
anly heart. "My mother was Squire
Hadley's daughter and heiress. As
you know, her mother was Elinor
Sackett. and brought vast estates to
her countrv squire, whom in marry
ing the world thought she had taken
a step backward, but she thought
I dismissed that subject with a
wave of the hand, while I turned to
the two men.
"Lord Felton and Sir Raoul
Dwight," I said, "I have a request to
make to each of you. 1 am a bold
man it will cost you much. Of you,"
I bowed to Sir Raoul. "that you will
take my hand in friendship for our
father's sake. Of you," I bowed to
Lord Felton, "that you will give me
Rosemary to wed."
I had said what I wished, and I
mrmttmA tha menH Tn PaCh face I
When It Stands for Additional Beauty
"Despite the talk which seems to
indicate the contrary," said a promi
nent Chestnut street furniture expert
to a Philadelphia Record reporter,
"there is really very little solid wood
used. Take, for instance, mahogany
and the various oaks and walnuts, the
pieces that set people exclaiming over
the marvelous figures cf the grain, and
the ways in which they are matched
up. All such pieces are veneered. Any
flat surface of any size is usually
sneered, the veneer being at first
about one-twenty-eighth of an inch,
and when wcrketl down to its final
state of splendor not over one-thirty-second
of an inch. In these fine sets
which I've shown you the only solid
mahogany in sight which is not ve
neered is the legs and frames of mir
rors and the like. Look at the great
solid back of this bedstead. It is of
solid mahogany. But it is very tame
as compared with the front, which is
veneered with the most exquisitely
figured and matched pieces.
"Some people have an idea that ve
neer stands for shoddiness. In this
case it represents both additional
beauty and expense."
Coleridge the Soldier.
Subsistence could not. however, he
made on the reading and writing of
prmphlet. nor the means of livelihood
rbtnined by the most eloquent and en
trancing of conversations, and Coler
ie. finding himself both forlorn and
destitute in London, enlisted as a sol
dier in the Fifteenth (Elliot's) Life
Drauoons, says the English House
"On hh arrival at the quarters of
the r g'ment." hays his friend and bi
ographer. Mr. nillmau. "the general
of the district inspected the recruits
and looking hard at Coleridsie with a
military air inquired. 'What's your
name, sir?' 'Comberbach' (the name
he had assumed). "What do you come
here for. Mr?" as if doubting whether
he had any business there. 'Sir,' said
Coleridge, 'for what most persons
come to be made a soldier. 'Do you
think, said the general, you can run
a Frenchman through the body?' 'I
do not know, replied Coleridge, 'as I
have never tried; but I'll let a French
man run me through the body before
I'll run away.' 'That will do.' said the
general, and Coleridge was turned into
This is the season for the Pansy.
It is undoubtedly the most popular
garden plant of the spring season in
the city and the country.
The pansy is flourishing, holding up,
with that peculiar air of impertinence
which seems to so characterize the
plant, its gorgeously colored blooms.
It is remarkable that the pansy should
have become such a widely esteemed
and universally popular flower in such
a comparatively short time.
It is not yet one hundred years ago
since the first pansy was produced.
The very evident intrinsic merits of
the dwarf little garden plant were
soon recognized and the pansy be
came a craze.
Wonderful work was done by a
handful of old-time florists, the major
ity of whom nave passed away so re
cently that all were within the circle
of acquaintance of the present writer.
There are one or two, perhaps, who
still remain as connecting links with
thjs portentous past, but they are few
The gT.jen pansy originated in En
gland. I was brought to its perfec
tion in France. To-day there are sev
eral distinct strains, all derived from
the one original source. The French.
German and English growers have
each developed along distinctive lines.
Colors have been blended in the most
wonderful combinations, and the pan
sy is an interesting plant for the fact
that it does possess such brilliant
colors in such a remarkable degree
of purity and intensity. People love
color, and it is very largely for its at
tributes in this matter that the pansy
is so much enjoyed.
One of the highest strains of French
pansies which has met with popular
reception here is known as the Mme.
Perrett strain, originated in 1SD3.
While adhering very closely to the
highest standard of the florists' fancy
it is inclined to depart somewhat in
having a tendency to a crenate mar
gin. The strain is really a lancy, ana
its chief characteristic is in the length
of the stem and the consequent heidit
in which the flower is borne. A bed
of these pansies. with the blooms car
ried well up above ths underlying
foliage, illuminates a garden to a
greater extent than almost anything
else that we can imagine.
PEACH TREE BORER
The peach tree borer is a difficult
problem. We have written of it so
often that we wonder that all are not
informed as to its habits, and how to
manage it. As the eggs are laid in
this latitude (Missouri) from the mid
dle of June to the first of September,
our method of fighting them is the
mounding of the earth about the trees
not later than June 1. This insures
the depositing ot eggs high up on the
tree, so that In removing the mound
in the fall the eggs and larvae may
be removed. By scraping the collar
of the tree not later than September
15. 99 per cent will be thus removed.
The mounding of the trees should be
six to twelve inches, and after a se
vere rainstorm care should be taken
to see that there are no cavities about
the trees caused by the swaying of the
tree in the wind. After a storm go
over and with a hoe fill in and about
the tree so as to maintain the mound
ing about the tree. Some recommend
wrapping with strong paper, wire. etc.
Care should be taken to have the low
er ends well covered. This is attend
ed with much more labor than the
mounding. An active man can go
over and mound 1,000 trees in a day.
He can remove the ground, and with
a good knife scrape nearly as nlany.
It will be important, if not already
clone, to worm your trees now. ere you
mound for the coming season. I have
little confidences in washes for this
purpose. Some claim that an alkaline
wash to the consistency of a paint.
in wnich there is carbolic acid, will
keep them away. Have had no per
sonal experience with it, as it is ac
companied with so much more trouble
and expense than the mounding. You
speak of a white "grub" an inch long
and one-four' h of an inch thick. I
know of no other insect that works
under the bark of the peach than the
one above This moth can be readily
known by the transverse orange-yellow
band on the abdomen of the fe
male, which is much larger than the
male. Both have transparent steel
SEASONABLE FARM NOTES.
Don't forget to water the
that nra :.. i ""
how would votl like t i - ,.
water six or seln' " "
ots are V111 that the
sTlet "shnnreahnf: aeroM the rows'
so let shallow and frequent" be vour
motto afier this date
of TJnf ,Certa,n,y is son,e cnt bit
of land about the farm where you can
T ?no , PatCl" f suect corn about
June 10, and another July 1, for late
The season for planting cowpeas is
at hand, and many a clay spot can be
mace tertile by the use of a gallon or
so of cowpca seed.
The farm poultry will give vou bet
ter returns in the way of 0g.s this
fall if you will plant a patch of cow
peas near their house let them do
Millet may be sown tip to Julv 10.
but the best crops are from seed wn-n
a little earlier. We like the German
millet better than Hungarian.
It is well thoroughly to pulverize
the land where millet is to grow, work
ing it after each plowing to destroy
the weeds and insure clean hay.
Keep the lambs, pigs, calves, colts
and chickens thrifty and growing, or
give them to someone who can.
Don't forget the salt boxes. Keep
them clean and full, and do not forget
either that the calf, sheep or anv oth
er animal shut by itself, or with only a
few others, needs salt just as much
as though with the main flock or herd
In Colorado some interesting experi
ments are being undertaken to deter
mine, if possible, "whether the pear
blight germ lives from one season to
the next in honey in hives." If it is
found that pear orchards are in
fected each season by bees the dis
covery will be far-reaching in helpful
About everything grown in the way
of green forage has been tried for fill
ing the silo, and the result of all the
experiments is that no crop so well
fills the bill, taking ease and economy
of handling and value as ensilage, a?
our common field corn cut when the
ears are well glazed. This makes the
silo fit into the ordinary farm econ
omy all through the corn belt.
MULCHING FOR APPLE TREES
"Shallow cultivation" s? ould be the
fiuit growers watc'iv.ord. Imple
ments which cannot be regulated to
"run shallow" are r ;t desirable in or
chard or berry pr'rh. We have seen
many a fruit plnr'ation half mired
by needles'". cul?;ation. The success
ful horticulturist nerds to remember
two thincs in this connection: First,
that roots were not meant to be mu
tilated: and. second, that the ground
"dries out" just as deeply as it is cul
tivated. A shallow "dust mulch" con
serves the moisture beneath; and the
more shallow that mulch is, the more
moisture-bearing material there is
"beneath." A two-inch mulch is about
Battleship as Yacht.
Any Briton who would like to cruise
this summer in a battleship of his own
and does not mind spending from
$100,000 as a preliminary expense, can
have a unique choice as to what ship
he will select.
The conditions of the sale of the
twenty-eight ships of the British navy
which have just come under the ham
er at Chatham contain, among others,
a proviso that the purchasers shall be
British, and that the vessels shall be
broken up within a year of purchase.
But there is nothing to prevent a
free-born Briton who has, as the
Americans say, money to burn, from
flying his private flag off Cowes this
August on the Warspite, the North
ampton or the "saucy" Arethusa.
CLOVER IN FAILING ORCHARDS.
Egg of a Captive Rattlesnake.
One of a boxful of four rattlesnakes
sent to Fred Krempel from California
three or four days ago laid an egg
yesterday, which is said to be almost
without precedent, as snakes in cap
tivity never breed.
The egg is only a little smaller than
a hen's egg. and the small rattler can
lir nlninlv seen curled up inside of
the membrane. It is expected to
hatch within a day or two. Few nat
uralists have ever been able to locate
the eggs of the rattlesnake owing to
the fact that the snake is exceedingly
torpid at the time, and seeks the bot
tom of its hole, so as not to be prey
for the birds, which attack it. Mil
American's Rise to Power.
An American. J. G. Jenkins, who is
relinquishing the premiership of South
Australia in order to become the agent
general for that state in London, will
enjoy the distinction of being the first
man who was born a citizen of the
United States to represent a British
colony in London. He is a native of
Susquehanna county. Pennsylvania,
and is said to have arrived in Au
stralia as a canvasser for an American
publishing house. He liked the coun
try, settled there, became a natural
ized British subject, was returned to
the South Australian parliament, fill
ed various ministerial offices and ulti
mately reached the premiership.
Western prairie lands are generally
sufficiently fertile for an orchard
growth and need no enriching until
the trees begin to show signs of weak
ness in vigor from crop bearing, and
even then may be invigorated by use
of crops of red or crimson clover
grown among the trees, allowing the
crops to fall and decay upon the
ground each year. By this treatment a
large amount of decaying vegetable
matter will accumulate upon the land,
rich in plant food, and forming a
moist protection from hot summer sun
and deep freezing during the winter,
a condition conducive to health and
vigor in trees. All lands lacking in
humus can have this element restored
to a great extent by such treatment,
and orchards which have been treated
thus with red clover maintain greater
longevity, fruitfulness and greater ex
cellence in fruit product, besides such
treatment dispenses with the costly
necessity of using special fertilizers.
As to the indications when a bearing
orchard needs stimulating, the emi
nent pomologist. Dr. Warder, once
said: "When the growth of the ter
minal branches fails to make an an
nual extension of at least one foot in
length, the trees should be stimulated
by maruring the land and giving it
I have been studying the problem
somewhat, and it is barely possible
that some corn growers would be ben
efited by drilling their corn instead of
checking it. There are some advant-
Do not feed chickens the day
are to be dressed.
After the apple shows will come the
The Plymouth Rock is the Ben Da
vis among the feathered tribe.
There will be more poultry shows
this year than in any previous one
which shows a growing interest.
One of the best informed poultry
men declares he considers oats the
best balanced grain for egg produc
It is time to put eggs in the incuba
tor for broilers. By the time the
chicks are out and eight weeks old
there will be a demand for them.
In the leading cities early broilers
sell at 35 down to 25 cents per pound.
For a chick weighing 1 pounds 52,
of even 37 cents is enough.
Wouldn't it be well for poultry ex
hibitors to make a statement of the
egg product of their breeds? There is
an egg strain in fowls as there is a
milk strain in cows.
One advantage that the Ozark sec
tion holds over other territory for
poultry raising is the home supply of
grit, ready prepared for the fowls. Na
ture, in shaping up this territory,
seems to have looked alter every re
quirement of the birds.
Horticulturists differ on planting,
pruning, cultivating and spraying, but
all agree that poultry do good if al
lowed to hunt bugs in an orchard. The
birds do not hunt at night, but they
hustle for the enemies of fruit in the
day hours. Keep a few extra hens to
police the orchard.
Commercial Poultry tells of a man
who lives 300 miles from New York
who sells eggs in that metropolis at
14 cents per dozen above the highest
quotations on the day of shipment.
This poultry man sends this guarantee
with every case: "I guarantee every
egg in this case to be perfectly fresh
and that they were laid by my own
hens." It seems from the above that
a producer does not need to live close
by a market to get good prices; also
that quality, guaranteed, fixes the
Grant G. Hitchings, the owner of a
famous apple orchard, expresses hif
opinion in the Rural New Yorker as
follows: "You lay great stress upon
the need of humus In the soil. Why
not keep this up by plowing undei
green crops, as many recommend?"
It occurs to me that we can keep ur
the humus supply much better and
cheaper by adding it on top of a sod
in the orchard, by letting what grows
go back, and, if necessary, by growing
alfalfa in our back lots that are hard
to cultivate, and drawing and apply
ing that where needed. In starting a
joung orchaid you can accumulate
humus before the trees get large, and
with this accumulation and what
grows each year it seems to be sufli
cient to keoy the trees producing good
apples each season. How long it will
last is, of course, a question. Tc
guard against a possible shortage of
humus last spring I seeded down 20
acres to alfalfa, and will use this as a
mulch for strawberries, and if needed
In the orchard."
There are many popular but xm-
I founded prejudices against the dietic
of fruits. It is generally sup-
f Posed, for example, that fruits are
conducive to bowel disorders, and
that they are especially prone to pro
duce indigestion if taken at the last
meal. The tmth is the very opposite
of these notions. An exclusive diet
of fruit is one of the best-known rem
edies for chronic bowel disorders.
During the late war, large numbers
of the soldiers suffering from chronic
dysentery were in several instances
rapidly cured when abundantly sup
plied with ripe peaches. Fruit juice
may be advantageously used in both
acute and chronic bowel disorders.
Care must be taken, however, to
avoid fruit juices which contain a
large amount of cane sugar. Juices
ot sweet fruits should be employed.
or a mixture of sour and sweet fruit
juices, or acid fruit juice may be
sweetened with malt honey or mel
tose. a natural sweet produced from
cereals. Raisins, figs, prunes, sweet
apples and pears may be mixed with
Indigestion sometimes results from
the use of fruits in combination with
a variety of other food substances:
but fruits taken alone constitute the
best possible menu for the last meal
of the day. The combination of fruit,
sugar, cream, bread, butter, cake and
pic may well produce bad dreams and
a bad taste in the mouth in the morn
ing. The use of fresh or stewed fruit
alone without any addition whatever
will produce no disturbance, and will
leave no unpleasant effects behind to
be regretted in the morning. Very
acid fruits sometimes disagree with
persons who have an excess of acid
and those who are suffering from
chronic inflammation of the stomach:
but with these exceptions, there is al
most no case in which fruit may net
be advantageously- used.
The notion that acid fruits must be
avoided by rheumatics is another er
ror which is based on inaccurate ob
servations. The fact is. rheumatics
are greatly benefited by the use cf
fruit. At the same time thev should
abstain from the use of flesh foods of
all sorts, beef tea anil animal broths,
and all meat preparations, also tea
and coffee, as well as alcohol and to
bacco. It is, of course, possible for
one to take an excess of acids, as one
may take an excess of starch or any
other food substances. Vegetable
acids differ from mineral acids in the
fact that they do not accumulate in
the body, but are assimilated or util
ized in the same way as sugar and al
them without turning in their tracks.
out a iash'.onable woman pays lowli
est obeisance to what follows in her
own wake; and. as she does so. cuts
the most grotesque figure outside a
jumping jack. She is a creature born
to the beauty and freedom of Diana,
but she is swathed by her skirts,
splintered by her stays, bandaged by
her tight waist, and pinioned by her
sleeves until alas, that I should live
to say it! a trussed turkey or a spit
ted goose are her most appropriate
Food Value of Eggs.
Eggs are a very nourishing
and represent two important
ments. fats and proteids, in an easily
assimilated form. A single egg
weighs about one and one-half
ounces, of which one ounce is white,
or pure albumin, and one-half ounce
yolk. The nutritive value of the yolk
is greater than that of the white,
though its bulk and weight are small
er. Its solid constituents are about
one half of its fat. Fresh e:'--s. projw
erly prepared, are readily digestible.
The best mode of preparation is
whipped raw. or cooked for twenty
or thirty minutes at a temperature of
about 3t'0o (curdled). The yolks are
more easily digested when boiled
bard, and the whites are also easily
digested when hard boiled, providing
care is used to reduce the coagulated
white to minute particles which may
readily be dissolved by the gastric
A single egg is equal in value to a
Diseased Cattle for Slaughter.
A deliberate attempt to send a car
load of diseased cattle for slaughter
in New York was recently- foiled by
the State Agricultural Department.
Word was received of the shipping of
the stock and the car was intercepted
in the railroad yards in New York
by the department's agents. Of
twenty cows found in the car. three
Several horticulturists in various
parts of the country- are endeavoring
to evolve a variety- of strawberry
which will freely fmit in autumn
They take a variety which has a nat
ural leaning toward fall bearing (En
hance. for example), cut off all spring
bloom, and then select for reproduc
tion individual plants that show au
tumn blooming tendencies. Thus, in
time, it is hoped that a fixed "autumn
habit" can be bred into the plants.
were in a dying condition, and soon
expired. Eight others were suffering
from advanced tuberculosis, and :tt
least three from pneumonia. It was
also learned that several others ef
the herd had died at Utiea before
they could be transferred to the car
on the New York train. It is intend
ed to prosecute the shipper of the cattle.
There are a good many persons
who might be said to be dissipated
and "all broke up" according to the
Japanese use of the word, illustrated
in the following anecdote:
"They are telling in Boston of two
or three Japanese students of rank
who have been in the habit of dining
each Sunday at the residence of one
)fthe prominent citizens of the Hub.
On a recent Sunday one was absent,
and when the host asked why. one of
the guests said solemnly: 'Oh. he
cannot come. He-very, very dissi
pated!' The host thought it best not'
to make any further inquiry at the
time, but after the meal he ventured
to ask the tame young man in prl
vate. You say Mr. Nim Shi is not
'No. he not very well he very dis
sipated. " 'He hasn't been drinking?"
" 'Oh. no. no! he no drunk.'
" 'Not gambling?'
"'No. no gamble.'
""May I ask what he has been do
""Oh, he very dissipated. He eat
sponge cake allee time he all broke
up now.' "
CARE OF NEWLY SET TREES.
A nervous, impatient or cowardly
man had better let the colt breaking
job out to some quiet, courageous fel
low who is not a bit afraid, and who,
withal, has had some experience along
that line. The colt will nearly always
partake of the characteristics of the
man who trains and handles him. If
you want to see a nervous, rattle
brained horse nut tho nnlf tntr. ,.
76 stalks per acre may not give so ! hands of that kind of a man to break.
"""-". " -- " --- -v.i ,,uu, , uoou norse sense in the man is
seea is consiuereu. Lrmeu corn will
be more difficult to keep clean.
ages in drilled corn and again it has
disadvantages. The stalks planted in
a row with one plant every fourteen
inches will give more room for plants
than when checked. The increase of
All who set trees recognize the im
portance of having them make a
strong, healthy growth during the first
summer, that they may sately pass
through the first winter; particularly
is this necessary- in sections where
the winters are severe. Of vital im
portance is the conservation of the
moisture in the soil. It is of little use
to pour water on the surface of the
soil of a clay texture, the sun will
so bake it that little of the mixture
will get to the roots of the trees. One
of the best plans is to keep the sur
face soil loosened until after a drench
ing rain and then, before the sun has
a chance to bake the sunace soil,
place a mulch of hay or straw about
the tree, putting on several inches
deep and extending for two or three
feet above the tree. This will con
serve the moisture in the soil." Of
course the best plan of all is to carry
on the summer cultivation of the sur
face soil between the rows, thus ob
taining the dust mulch; even then
the mulch of hay or straw can be used
to advantage close to the trees.
A Substitute for Leather.
An English inventor has devised a
perfect substitute for leather which
can be used for boots, shoes and for
every other purpose for which leather
is employed. The new tissue is called
wolft. It is being extensively- used
in England, having been adopted by
the London Shoe Company especially
for walking shoes on account of its
coolness and its lightness. Wolft is
more durable than leather and is
much more waterproof, while at the
same time more porous, which makes
it a nonconductor, and to a large de
gree obviates tbe necessity for wear
ing rubbers which are needed by one
whose feet are clad with leather only
when the slush anil mud is so deep
that the feet are half buried at every
PASTURE FOR HOGS.
The value of good pasture for hogs
cannot be overestimated. It furnishes
of the essentials in training colts to
make good, reliable, safe horses.
WASHES ON A HILL FARM.
Day by day our hill farms are melt-
mg away; that is. thev are Pm,t-,m-
health-giving. succulent' forage, to se- , leveling down, and if we do not turn
cure which the hog takes early morn- , a hand to stop our soil before ir lvno
The great importance of testing
seed corn and planting only- that
which shows a high vitality, is readily
seen when we consider this fact that
a maximum stand is absolutely essen
tial to a maximum yield. No matter
how well you prepare the soil or how
perfect your planting machinery may
be, poor seed never has and never will
give a perfect stand.
WHEN TO WATER HORSES.
ing constitutionals and is made healthy
thereby. He eats much of the grass
and less of corn, and thereby- is ex
pense saved his owner, and he lays on
fat faster than if on a full grain ra
tion. Disease does not bother the pasture-fed
She was read the conflict going on In tneir
'souls. Lord Felton. havlne nothing
Reformer in Trouble.
Isidora Duncan, a California girl
who has revived the dances of the
Greeks, was fined $30 by a German
court recently for insulting a govern
ment bailiff. The official called to
hand some documents to Miss Dun
can, who called him an insolent per
son. Isidora Duncan appeared in
court la a pure white costume, her
hair in a fillet, her bare feet In san
dals, and told the Judge she was ner
vous and hysterical from overwork
The judge admitted her plea, inflict
inc a fine only.
The advantages that good roads
give to a community of intelligent
farmers are so numerous and so evi
dent that it seems like a waste of j little ravines, leave It there; if you
our farm we will never be able to re
call it afterwards. There are many
ways to do this, if we will only stop
to think. Most farms have ravines
that lead into other farms, and which
are more or less grown up with brush,
briars, etc. Put in a few days clear
ing them up and leave the rubbish in
the branch, and if that is not suffi
cient to hold the dirt, put a little
straw in also. If you have grass In the
printer's ink to enumerate them. Na
tional, state and local aid combined
will solve the problem satisfactorily.
Stock is most profitable on farms
that comprise much rolling and hilly
land, for then the hilly portions need
not be plowed, but can be kept in
grass for grazing purposes.
The timber still standing in the
state of Minnesota Is estimated to be
worth at least $100,000,000.
have not, put it there as quickly as
possible. When plowing a Held of
this kind, do not plow up those strips,
for by so doing you are only damag
ing your farm instead of improving it
The way to make the little folks of
your farm trust you is to keep every
promise made to them faithfully. Give
them the calves and the lambs you
say yon will. The sorriest time In a
lad's life Is when he finds out that
he cannot trust his own father.
This is a disputed question, but the
best authorities seem to agree that
horses should be watered before and.
after feeding. It is just possible that
watering before feeding, unless the
animals are accustomed to it, result?
in consumption of a smaller amount
of feed. However, this is corrected
ifter a short time. Experiments have
been made to determine the compara
tive advantages of watering before
and after, but none of them are very
Said Frances Willard in one of her
last addresses, speaking of tho ad
vancement and present status of
"But be it remembered that until
woman comes to her kingdom physi
cally she will never really come at all.
Created to be well and strong and
beautiful, she long ago 'sacrificed hr
constitution, and has ever since been
living on her by-laws.' She has made
of herself an hourglass, whose sands
of life passed quickly by. She has
walked when she should have run.
sat when she should have walked, re
clined when she should have sat.
She has allowed herself to become a
mere lay figure upon which could hi- j
fastened any hump or hcop or far
thingale that fashion-mom; rs show;
and ofttimes her bead is a mere ro
tary ball upon which milliners may
perch whatever they pb-a?e be it a
bird of paradise, or beast or creeping
thing. She has bedraggled her sense
less long skirts in whatever combina
tion of filth the street presented, sub- j Serve at once.
mitting to a motion the most awk
ward and degrading known to the en
tire animal kingdom, for Nature has
endowed all others that carry trains
and trails with the power of lifting
Mashed Peas Vitii Nuts. Soak a
pint of Scotch peas overnight in cold
water. In the morning drain and put
them to ceok in warm water. Cook
slowly until perfectly tender, allowing
them to simmer very gently toward
the last until they become as dry :n
possible, rut tiirousiii a coianuer to
remove the -kins. Cook the peanuts
separately, drain from the juice, rub
through a colander, and add to the
peas. Beat well together, season with
salt, turn into an earthen or granite
ware pudding dish, smooth the top.
and bake in a moderate oven until
dry and mealy. If preferred, one
third toasted bread crumbs may be
used with the peas and a less propor
tion of nuts. Serve hot like mashed
Graham Gems. I'lace one pint or
cold water in a crock, add one egg;
beat water. ei;g and a pinch of salt
together. Then add lsi cups of white
Hour and -?i cup of graham Hour, beat
thoroughly, and bake in a quick oven.
Irish Corn Soup. Take one pint of
slice potato cooked until tender, add
one pint of corn pulp ohpiined by
rubbing cooked dried corn through a
colander. Season with salt, add wa
ter to make a proper consistency, re
heat, and serve.
Split-Pen Soup. For each quart of
soup desired, simmer one cup of split
peas very slowly in three pints of
boiling water for six hours or until
thoroughly dissolved. When done,
rub through a colander, add salt and
a slice ot onion to flavor. Reheat and
season with one-half cup of thin
cream or a spoonful of nut meal pre
pared as directed below. Remove the
slice of onion with a fork. Serve hot
Croutons. Cut stale bread into
small squares or cubes, and brown
thoroughly m a moderate oven. I'ut
a .spoonful or two of the croutons in
each plate, and turn the hot soup over
Baked Parsnips. Wash, scrape aid
Tiviile- drop into boiling water, a Ht-
fle more than suilicient to cook them,
and boil gently till thoroughly tender.
There should remain about one-half
pint of the liquor when the parsnips
are don. Arrange on an earthen
plate or shallow pudding-dish, not
more than one layer deep; cover with
the juice and bake, basting frequent
ly until the juice is all absorbed and
tiie parsnips delicately browned.
Orange Nectar Kxtract the juice
of six oranges and two lemons, being
careful not to get the flavor of
rind. Add enough water to make six
glasses of nectar. Sweeten.
Newly set cabbage and tomatc
plants can be protected from cut
worms by procuring a lot of empty
fruit cans and melting the tops and
bottoms from them. Put one around
each plant and press it into the soil
an inch or so and cutworms will
fail to get them.
Hon. R. G. Cousins, of Iowa, who
is proudly known throughout his na
tive State as "Our Bob." recently
strolled into a barber shop for his
eustomery shave. While the barber
wielded the razor over the face of the !
eloquent Congressman, he hummed. !
In Spite of the Academy.
While hat. body of sirupy literary
sentiinentalr-'s known as the French
academy refused to gild the declin
ing years of Jules Voth with an elec
tion to the coveted hall of immortals,
this rarely gifted writer will survive
in worldwide appreciation long after
plaintively and pathetically, "That the puling poets and itching love a:i.-il-
Little Old Red Shawl My Mother
When he had finished his work, Mr.
Cousins slowly arose from the chair
and handed him a quarter, saying in
his characteristic lazy drawl:
"Just keep the change and go and
buy your mother a new shawl." Phil
I have never obtained entire satis
faction from ringing hogs, and yet I
would much rather adorn their noses
with rings than to have a nice pasture
rooted up and made to look as if a I O. S.
No "Soft" Snaps in Life.
Whenever I see a youth looking for
"a soft snap," I pity him. There can
be no doubt where he will end, if he
does not change his tactics. If he does
not brace up, take stock of himself,
and put vim and purpose and energy
into his life, be will surely join the
great army of the "might-have-beens."
Marden, in "Success Maga-
ysts who rejrcteu him have been for
gotten. Ju'e-5 Verne was great beyond
the line posts of a single country. The
author of "Twenty Thousand Leagues
L'nder the Sea," "Around the World
in Eighty Days" and half a hundred
other delightful books may not meas
ure up to the standard of emasculated
drivel required by the academy, but it
must have been a satisfaction to the
stricken author to know that the world
had placed upon his brow tho laurel
of success. Kansas City Journal.
cyclone had struck It.
Japanese Generals Are Christians.
Gen. Nogi and Gen. Kuroki are mem
bers of the Presbyterian church, and
Field Marshal Oyama's wife is also a
member in good standing of that de
nomination. Adniral Togo is a Ro
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