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"- - JCt.jtjj!J' .ty- ' --r'y-rJ"il"g-" "SF"?1" MMaiCMjMmaaoT&Mimijim imaggreg'.rwacyaar t- r ' " l&QGi! 1&r tsiiUft- -" j&tr - r P j Mjsfress Rosemary Ailyn I By MILLICENT E. MAPJN I 1. Copyright. I SO I. by I-rOAS-LINTOLN CO. flj I "Up 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 questioned eagerly. "Know? Who better?" she said. "Since I have it." "You?" he cried. "Yes, I," she replied, amused at his vehemence. 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 still voice. "To you why?" she inquired. "I have a right to any clandestine letters of my daughter's" he replied, evasively. "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 speak. "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 " I codded. "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." THE EXD. - - A im. . kftkW A Mk. WB MAMfe. TOtTOBa TTPM,4Q1VATV, fi.iy IBSMrVT EHvb 'mmmmmmm- i-iwsimTp Viir"- tT-' mrircn mr ' Hl l i I' i 9 . USc vm ..rr m. - k& - MMmrr mm wr m j m w- -- v. -.,. vmrvn. . t-rjjttttm wJb 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 THE PANSY. 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 hand. 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. "R." "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 ''i''' Mi, .,.. ?s- 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 left me!" CHAPTER XXIV. 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 now. 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 least part. "I could not I could not," she whis pered; "my pride would not let me tell my child that his father had left me." "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 expectancy. "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 otherwise." 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 and Expense. "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 Ilcautiful. "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 the ranks." 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 and feeble. 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 blue wings. SEASONABLE FARM NOTES. horses Don't forget to water the that nra :.. i "" how would votl like t i - ,. water six or seln' " " theCecoPrnhlCU,tiVat0rS r"nnin' 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 the harvesting 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 results. 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 right. POULTRY NOTES. they 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. Sketch. 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 waukee Sentinel. 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 thorough cultivation." 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 poultry shows. 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 tion. 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 price. 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 sour fruits. 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 lied substances. 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 emblems." food ele- 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 juice. A single egg is equal in value to a dozen oysters. 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. Very Dissipated. 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 well? '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 ing, then? ""Oh, he very dissipated. He eat sponge cake allee time he all broke up now.' " RECSPES. 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 step. j Frances Fashionable PASTURE FOR HOGS. The value of good pasture for hogs cannot be overestimated. It furnishes one 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 hog. 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 definite. Willard and Dress. Said Frances Willard in one of her last addresses, speaking of tho ad vancement and present status of women: "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 Iiotato. 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 with croutons. 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 them. 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. Unappreciative. 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 Wore." 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 adelphia Ledger. 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. Ixlne." 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 man Catholic.