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CHAPTER XIII. Continued.
"Ah, it will not be for some time,
senorita aud the man who seeks it
runs a good chance of losing his own,
be he peon or master. Barcelona, the
bull-fighter, or Senor Lopez, the hidal
go. My life belongs to myself I will
defend it against all comers. I am
well armed, senorita."
His manner is qufet, not boasting,
but thoroughly convincing. She looks
at him with the deepest of admiration
showing .in her eyes, for although a
Mexican girl may admire a handsome
man. she adores a brave one, and
Senor Dick has proved himself to be
such more than once to the knowl
edge of the senorita.
"I know you do not fear him that
is what makes me shiver, for one of
you must fall. There is the wicked
Barcelona, too he has also sworn
against you. Once he was the idol of
the people here there is a change
he feels it what have you done to
bring it about?"
"He tried to down me, and fortune
was my friend. I proved more lucky
and by means of a wrestling trick
threw him on his back."
"You humiliated Tordas before all
the people, and he will never forgive
you for that; he is only awaiting his
time to secure revenge. Tell me, Sen
or Dick, do you mean to stand up for
the American girl in her effort to hold
It is a plain question and demands
a straight answer, which Dick is
ready to give.
"I have so determined: it Is an out
rage to see men making a combine
against a young girl. The property
Is rightfully hers the courts will so
decide every time. Your father's pur
rose is to rule or ruin. He had bet
ter take care we ore already in
communication with President Diaz,
.whom I know personally, having
ght at his side during the revolu
"vthat brought him into power.
Lopez will go too far. and find
himself in the Black Hole some morn
ing." The girl gives a sigh.
"I see you will not retreat you do
not know or appreciate the dangers
arrayed against you. I am glad we
have met, glad to have this opportun
ity of warning you. Why my father
hates you so I do not know."
"I can give more than one guess,
senorita," then, as she lets her vail
fall to hide her confusion, "but the
cause has little to do with it now. I
am warned I am always on the
watch I go well armed, and feel cap
able of defending my own. Let that
console you. senorita."
"Good-by." she says, In her soft
Spanish, and he takes her hand and
raises it to his lips, as might a
Knightly courtier of o'd.
When he resumes his walk, after
watching the trim figure of the veiled
senorita enter her carriage, that has
stood near-by. Dick has new subjects
for serious thought. He is no fool
the great admiration of this woman or
girl shines in her glorious black eyes,
and breathes in the soft cadences of
her voice. He likes it not, since he
himself is so desperately in love with
another. It must mean harm to Miss
Pauline in the end. Besides, he can
not remember the time when he ad
mired dark women a fair girl always
excited admiration on his part.
Soon he strikes rile Paseo, where
vehicles are already rolling, and here
Dick gives himself up to observation.
He knows very few people in all the
City of Mexico, and et he has been
here a number of times. Americans
find it hard to enter the first circles
of Mexican residents, whose houses
nre, like those of Spanish grandees,
their castles, and in which the women
folks keep secluded most of the time.
"Ah. Miss Pauline lias changed her
mind her headache must have got
ten better," says Dick, as he bows to
Miss Westerley and Dora. who. seated
in a small phaeton, drive past him;
the vehicle is so limited in size that it
is already filled, so there is no chance
fcr a fellow of his make-up.
"The only thing we could get." calls
out the lady, as they pass him. and
he bows again.
"Wonder where Bob went strange
he didn't say a word to me about go
ing. That fellow is changed since he
fell in love he usad to be so frank
and confidential, and row he Is secre
tive. I reckon, it does make a differ
ence in a man. though, for that mat
ter, I don't notice It in myself."
So he strolls up and down and
smokes several cigars, watching the
parade, and in reality keeping an eye
out for Moss Pauline, but. if they do
return, he has missed them in the
crash, .and he makes up his mind, as
the shadows of night fall quickly
after sunset, that they must have re
turned by some other road.
8 TimX 8-
So he heads for the caravansary at
which they have put up. As is cus
tomary, in this country, meals are
taken at a neighboring restaurant.
It is astonishing to see how quickly
night comes, once lue sun has sunk
behind the mountains that guard the
Valley de los Remedios. Dick halts
once to watch the tricks of some mon
keys that a roving In Han has brought
from the South and educated. When
he goes on again he finds lamps light
ed, and the blackness of night fallen
upon the Mexican capital, for this
Is the time of year when the days are
knows well that where there
Is darkness in a Mexican city there
lurks danger the life of a foreigner Is
not esteemed of the highest import
ance, and a footpad would not hesi
tate to use his machete if assured that
his Intended victim was a Yengee.
Ever since the war with Mexico in the
forties, the lower classes have cher
ished a bitter feeling against their
American cousins across the Rio
Grande, and this occasionally crops
Hence it is that Dick, while wander
ing along the dark street, keeps one
hand on a weapon. It is well to be
thus prepared for danger, for it
springs upon him suddenly. A man
with a tread like that of the velvet
footed jaguar issues from behind a
flight of steps: he does not attempt to
close with the American, though
doubtless armed with the murderous
cuchillo, a knife more deadly in its
work than any known on earth.
Instead, this myvnerious assailant
gives a toss of his arms, a sudden flirt
that would be meaningless unless we
remember that here we are in the
land of the lasso, which is cast with
a precision most astonishing and re
markable. Thus a ring of tough rope drops
over the head and shoulders of the
American without the least warning,
and it is thrown by a master hand,
for when it reaches a certain point a
quick jerk secures it. and Dick's arms
are fastened to his sides.
Then comes a tremendous jerk, that
throws him over on his back upon
Although the ex-horse-tamer has ap
parently been caught in the toils. It is
no reason he should lose his presence
of mind. Dick knows what his only
chance must be; he understands that
while he lies there upon the street
flagging one or more enemies will
rush forward to complete the victory
the slackening of the rope gives
him positive assurance on this score.
Here is where his opportunity
comes in if he neglects that he is
indeed lost. Fortunately Dick is as
quick as a cat by nature his hand
is already on his knife if he can but
withdraw that good right arm from
the octopus grasp of the tough rope
that has thrown him. all will be well.
He makes the attempt, exerting all
his power to loosen the bonds. His
strength wins, the noose slackens so
that he can draw his arm through.
In that hand he clutches a knife,
pulled from its sheath, and as the
keen edge is drawn across the rope
Dick, with the other hand, clutches
the rope in order to keep up the ten
sion, and deceive tjie lasso thrower,
who is doubtless advancing, hand
over hand, in the direction of his in
Thus crouching, he awaits the com
ing of the. unknown, who may prove to
be Barcelona, one of his minions, or
an ordinary, every-day footpad, who
has taken this method of securing the
man he intends to rob
It is a moment of suspense then a
man's figure looms above him. and he
knows the time has come for action.
The leap of the panther is not more
sudden or disastrous than that of
Dick Denver as lie pounces upon the
unknown who has thrown him with
The man is taken by surprise, car
ried off his feet, so to speak, by the
rush of the gringo it is now his turn
to discover the solidity of the flagging,
nor does he relish it at all with a
weight like that of Dick Denver upon
The American does not use his
knife, but he immediately seizes his
antagonist by the throat and moves
the shining blade before his eyes. As
if under the belief th.it he is about to
be immediately butchered, the other
groans and writhes.
Dick loosens his clutch upon his
throat, allowing him &n opportunity to
"Mercy, senor!" the fellow gurgles.
"Why should I not kill you,
wretch?" demands Dick.
"It was all a mistake, senor, por
Dios! a terrible blunder."
"You took me for some one else?"
"Si, senor oh, yes. I would not
harm you for the world. There would
be no money in hurting you."
'Then your object was not robbery?"
The questions come so fast that
the poor devil is apt to put his foot in
it, and tell the truth.
"You were hired to murder me; own
up to it, now, unless you would meet
"Not murder, senor, not that," the
"What, then; confess now."
"Only to secure you; a hundred sil
ver pesos to secure you, el captan."
"Ah, that was all, eh. Only a hun
dred pesos. Now tell me who takes
so much interest in Dick Denver as
to desire his presence? I fancy I am
worth that much to only one man."
"You know him, senor; I am con
vinced that you know him. I dare not
mention his name; I have 'sworn not
to reveal it."
"Bah! that Is nothing; an oath to a
greaser doesn't amount to a great
deal. But I will save you the trouble;
I wil speak it now. Senor Lopez has
an interest in my welfare; my hap
piness is of great moment to him."
A grunt announces that the man ad
mits he has struck the right name
Dick can see through a millstone that
has a hole in it, and he knows what
it all means.
"Get up!" he says simply, and it is
amusing to see how readily the fellow
"Now you can go and the next time
you run up against me it will be to
meet a bullet or a knife. Tell the
man who hired you t:at it will take a
regiment to bring Dick Denver before
him in bonds. Vamose!"
The fellow dashes down San Felipe
Neri street as madl? as though a
legion of demons pursued him. leav
ing Dick chuckling with amusement
(To be continued.)
COMPELLED TO EAT WRITINGS
People Who in This Way Contribute
to Destruction of Literature.
Among the causes that contribute tc
the destruction of books, says ar
Italian writer. Americo Scarlatti
there is one very curious one that maj
be called bibliophagia. No reference
is intended to the mice that once
destroyed in England an entire editior
of Castell's "Lexicon Heptaglotton,'
but to human beings who have liter
ally devoured books.
In 1370 Barnabo Visconti compelled
two papal delegates to eat the bul
of excommunication which they hac
brought him, together with its silket
cords and leaden seal. As the bul
was written on parchment, says the
Scientific American, not paper, it was
all the more difficult to digest.
A similar anecdote was related bj
Oelrich, in his "Dissertatio de Biblio
thecarum et Librorum Fatis" (1756)
of an Austrian general, who had sign
ed a note for 2.000 florins, and when ii
fell due compelled his creditors to eal
The Tatars, when books fall intc
their possession, eat them, that thej
may acquire the knowledge contained
A Scandinavian writer, the authoi
of a political book, was compelled tc
choose between being beheaded ol
eating his manuscript boiled in broth
Isaac Volmar. who wrote some spicy
satires against Bernard, Duke of Sax
ony, was not allowed the courtesy o'
the kitchen, but was forced to swal
low them uncooked.
Still worse was the fate of Philir
Oldenburger, a jurist of great renown
who was condemned not only to eal
a pamphlet of his writings, but alsc
to be flogged during his repast, witl
orders that the flogging should no
cease until he had sv. allowed the last
The late Justice Daly of New York
frequently enlivened the tedium ol
legal pioceedings had before him by
his kindly wit.
One day a suit was brought before
him in which damages, were claimed
by reason of an assault. Plaintiff had
been knocked down by the defendant
and severely pummelled while pros
trate. One of the witnesses seemed
very reluctant to answer the questions
put to him on cross examination, in
which he was upheM by the court.
"With all due respect to your Hon
or." complained the attorney for the
plaintiff, "the court does not appear to
take cognizance of the underlying
principle in this case."
"In my opinion." replied his honor,
good naturedly, "the underlying prin
cipal in this case is your client, Mr
Attorney." Harper's Weekly.
Saved by Little Child.
On the evidence of a little child a
man was saved from being sentenced
to death at Glasgow a few days ago.
although the other evidence was much
against him. John Murray, aged 21
was charged with murdering his
mother by beating her and forcing a
handkerchief into "her mouth. His
sweetheart, while believing him inno
cent, admitted that the deceased had
objected to Murray's putting in theii
marriage lines. The evidence was
wholly circumstantial, and the ver
diet ultimately rested on the state
ment of a little girl who persisted
that she helped Mrs. Murray home
after the hour when the accused had
left the snot and was with his sweet
heart. The jury returned a verdict
of "Not proven," and the prisoner was
In a southern court one day, says
a well known attorney, one of the
counsel paused in h's argument, re
marking to the judge:
"I observe that youi honor shakes
his head at that statement. I desire
to reaffirm it, although your honor dis
sents." "I am not aware," coldly responded
the judge, "that I have intimated how
I shall construe the evidence, nof
what my decision will be in the pro
mises. Your remark is, therefore, et,
tirely uncalled for.'
"Your honor shook his head."
"True." said the judge. "Thero was
a fly on my ear. And I'll have you
know, sir, that I reserve the right to
remove a fly in whatever manner
pleases me." Harper's Weekly.
To Unite Labor Forces.
A visit of British labor members of
parliament to Australia has been
planned. The object of the visit will
be- to bring about an understanding
between all the democratic and labor
forces of the empire.
FAMILY STRAWBERRY BED.
I set out a small strawberry bed in
1902 which has continually improved
both in fruit and plants each succeed
ing year under my system of cultiva
tion. I keep the soil well enriched
and free from weeds. As soon as I
finish picking the fruit I immediately
mow the vines closely and rake them,
making the whole surface of bed fine
and clean. I then mark the bed
crosswise of last year's rows, leaving
the row strips about eight inches wide.
I then thoroughly but carefully hand
cultivate between these row strips,
so as to injure the roots of the plants
in these strips. In a few days the
strongest and best plants will be up
and running. I leave enough of the
strongest plants to run and cover
about one-half to two-thirds of the
bed. I then carefully hoe out the
plants not needed and keep the soil
clean and fine about these running
plants. When the runners have cov
ered the amount of space wanted, I
then cut off all runners as they ap
pear, keeping the open spaces well
hoed. If needed I apply a dressing
of good, fine manure before mulching
bed for winter. I set all perfect flower
ing kinds. I have had good success
with Jessie, Brandywine, Clyde,
Gandy and Parker Earle.
During the busy, hard working sea
son which is close at hand, the horse
should have the best of care in every
way. We know that there will be
many horses that will not get it, but
will be pushed as hard as the owner
can, without taking any thought of
them. The horse is not a piece of
machinery which will go as long as
pushed, as it seems some people think.
The horse needs the best of care and
should be worked with common sense.
If the owner had any common sense
the horse will do enough for him.
THE PROLIFIC STRAWBERRY BED.
One of the most severe disappoint
ments a fruit grower can undergo is
to have a bed of strawberries as white
as snow with promising bloom and an
almost barren yield of berries. Such
beds in common parlance are said to
have "run out." The real reason Is
far different. In the first place,
strawberry blooms are fertile (or pisti
late and barren or staminate). If a
bed is planted to all of either kind,
it will be barren of fruit. All fertile
blooms will not more bear fruit than
all barren plants. To be prolific,
strawberry beds must be set about
seven to one. Some experts say ten
to one. This is, every seven or ten
plants must be fertile or pistilate. The
most successful strawberry culturists
keep a small bed set entirely with
fertile piants, so that renewals can
be made, at the season of resetting
plants These resettings, or- renewals
are necessary every year fr::n the
fact that the barren plants are the
hardiest and freest of growth. They
make more runners, and will crowd
out the fertile plants. Prevention is
by cutting off the runners of the ag
gressive barren plants
We must not forget that millet is a
warm weather plant and if planted
too early, is apt to be set back by
cold spells or rains for the entire sea
son. If sown at all early.it should not
be put in very deep, nor should any
seed for that matter, that is put into
tha ground on the early side. We
have planted potatoes so deep and
early that they were injured for the
entire season by the set-back.
WALK OF DRAFT HORSES.
Heavy draft horses should be edu
cated to a fast walk. It is not so ex
hausting or so hard on the feet, the
first part of the anatomy of a heavy
horse to show fast work. A draft
horse will perform more work, keep in
better condition and last much longer
to labor at a walk. A prompt, vigorous
walk will soon be acquired and main
tained by a heavy horse if he is
not urged into a trot on every smooth
stretch of road he passes over. A
slow walk will soon be acquired by a
horse that is urged into a trot at
ever level stretch of the road, the
habit being involuntarily acquired by
the animal to recuperate from the ex
haustive effort of speed. Prompt, en
ergetic action at the walk by a draft
horse will accomplish more work than
the combined walk and trot animal.
A person can easily prove that it is
less fatiguing to walk at a uniform
gait for five miles than to run one
half of the distance and walk at a
slow gait the other half of the jour
ney. MANURE FOR FLOWER BEDS.
Manure is the best fertilizer for rhe
flower garden. Where horse manure
only is available it will give the best
results. If dug into the ground late
In the fall to decay during the win
ter, it will not only enrich the ground,
but will at the" same time put the
soil in the best mechanical condition
to forward the growth of the young
plants in the spring.
Where manure is to be used in the
spring it should be turned over sev
eral times to put in good shape for
applying to the flower beds, and if it
could be mixed with one-third or more
of its bulk with loamy soil, it will be
in still better shape for plant food and
then becomes what is known as gar
The pyramidal strainer Is the best
In the pyramidal form, the center of
the metal gauze is raised and the
training surface, is much increased.
Impurities striking against it work
dows until oat of the current
There Is no longer any question
about the necessity of cultivating an
orchard. There is a general belief,
however, that it is better when set in
some kind of grass, and the less that
is disturbed the better it will be for
the trees. It is true that grass looks
nice in an orchard; much better than
weeds, and yet there are orchardists
that would prefer a good growth of
weeds to a stiff sod in a bearing or
chard. Experience everywhere teaches
that an orchard will live longer, bear
better and will be more prolific by
being well cultivated and enriched.
Many of the experiment stations have
tried both methods side by side, and
they have collected opinions from the
best fruit growers in their sections
and the verdict in almost every case
is that cultivation is necessary for
healthy trees and first-class fruit.
Of the principal orchardists of one
of the central states. 130 of them out
of 272 advocate cultivation until
bearing time, and 130 more urge con
tinuous cultivation as long as it is
possible to enter between the rows
with horse and implement. As is
well known, bare soil will soon lose
its humus and become infertile, hence
it is necessary to meet this in some
manner. The orchard should be
plowed in the early spring and culti
vated during the growing season to
keep down the growth of weeds and
after that let all grow that will. This
can be largely aided if rye is sown
in the orchard at the last cultivation.
It will cover the ground before winter.
In the spring when the rye is about
ten inches high it can be plowed un
der again and cultivation kept up dur
ing the summer. Deep cultivation Is
not essential or advisable, but the
cultivation should be frequent. If
possible it would be well to go over
the orchard with a cultivator after
every rain. By cultivation in the
proper way and at the right time the
soil is kept supplied with a sufficient
amount of organic matter, a cover
ing is provided for the ground in win
ter which catches the snow, and gives
a clean appearance during the sum
mer. It is doubtful whether It pays
to crop the orchard. It pays in one
way to have crops to gather out of the
orchard, but fertility is removed that
should be retained for the use of the
Bryant's poem is as good, as true,
as enjoyable as ever.
"The proud throne shall crumble.
The diadem shall wane.
The tribes of the earth shall humble
The pride of those who reign;
And war shall lay his pomp away.
The fame that heroes cherish.
The glory earned In deadly spray
Shali fade, decay, and perish.
Honor waits, o'er all the earth.
Through endless generations.
The art that calls her harvest forth.
And feeds th" expectant nations."
In nearly all cases, if the full num
ber of stock are kept that the pas
ture can carry during the best part
of the growing season, it will be nec
essary to grow some crop that can
be cut off and fed during the hot, dry
weather we usually have in August.
By having a crop of this kind the
stock may readily be kept in a good,
thrifty condition, should the pastur
age get short.
SPRAYING FOR GRAPE ROT.
The Ohio Agricultural Experiment
Station has made a series of exhaus
tive experiments with spraying for
grape rot, especially with regard to
its relation to the public health. In
the bulletin just issued full details
of the operations are given, with de
scriptions of the sprayer used, and
the composition and amount of the
spraying mixture used; also the cost
per acre. The commercial outcome of
the experiment showed large profits
on the grape crop sprayed over the
unsprayed portion. Both in quantity
of yield and improved quality with
consequently better price, was the
spraying a success, and the teaching
of the experiments was when spray
ing operations are thorouch its results
are very encouraging. Notwithstand
ing the fact that some varieties oi
grapes such as Niagara, Catawba and
sometimes the Concords are not al
ways so successfully treated as are
other sorts. In its bearing upon the
public health, these experiments have
demonstrated that the public need
have no misgivings in their use of
sprayed grapes, either for use at
dessert or for jelly-making, and in no
case have any ill effects been experi
enced from the use of grapes sprayed
with the fungicides used in the exper
iments. The temptation comes to every
farmer to be satisfied if his plans and
his work are as good and carried out
as well as they were last year. If
the results are only as good this year
as last, he will doubtless complain.
To be consistent we must do our part
better; then, if we want to, we can
POTATOES AND GRAIN AS PIG
Among the Danish pig feeding ex
periments quoted on "Feeds and
Feeding" is 'the following: Three
series of experiments were made to
test the comparative value of cooked
potatoes with grain, when both were
fed in connection with skim milk or
whey. Four pounds of potatoes were
fed against one pound of grain, and
the gains made were practically the
same. Four pounds of boiled potatoes
should thus be considered equal to
one pound of grain in pig feeding. The
quality of the pork produced from po
tato feeding was good and did not dif
fer appreciably from that of lots dif
8IZE OF FLOCK.
The question of keeping many
fowls together is one that has been
frequently considered. It has been as
sumed and believed that chickens did
better in small flocks than in large
ones. We are very uncertain that this
is true, with the one exception of
health. Were it not for the contagious
diseases we believe that chickens
could be made to do well in large
flocks. Unfortunately when many hens
are together it makes way for the
spread of contagious diseases. If one
started with clean pens and bred all
of their own stock, using incubators,
and having their flock so far from
neighbors that the disease germs
would not cross the intervening pens
it might be possible to have immense
flocks. The more would this be pos
sible if the fowls had the range of a
whole farm, as they would not in that
case be so likely to crowd together
and infect one another did a con
tagious disease appear. But most peo
ple that raise chickens are not situ
ated so that they can have these con
ditions. Small flocks of not more
than fifty should be the rule. A hun
dred may possibly be kept, but it will
require great diligence and watch
fulness to make that number a suc
cess. When a disease breaks out in
,a flock, the sick fowls should be
killed unless it be merely a case of
indigestion. Then the other fowls
should be taken from the pens and the
latter cleaned and purified.
QUESTIONS ABOUT POP CORN.
How much pop corn ought I plant
to the acre? Mention a good kind to
plant. Will all pop corn pop the same
year it is grown? Ought the soil to
be as rich or richer than for field
Pop corn is one of those special
crops grown by small farmers of the
East in small patches, generally for
home use or for local markets. Like
many other special crops the profit
depends largely upon the quality of
the product the markets and the abil
ity of the grower to produce the great
est amount of salable ears of the de
sired variety. The most popular va
riety is White Rice. Any good corn
land will grow pop corn provided the
season Is long enough. Plant in
check rows, same distance as other
corn; four to five kernels in a hill
has given good satisfaction. The
larger and the nearer square the area
planted, the larger proportion of per
fect ears will be produced, the same
will apply to other corn, provided
cultivation has been thorough. Pop
corn readily mixes with other varie
ties of field corn; therefore should be
planted where the influence of the pol
len from other varieties of corn can
not be readily transmitted by the
winds. Cross-fertilization is often the
cause for corn not popping. Ears
should be left standing on stalk un
til thoroughly ripe, and never allowed
to sweat in the shock. Much pop corn
is ruined by hurrying the curing, and
consequently we find it will not pop,
and lay the blame to the seed. Pop
corn that is fully matured and al
lowed to dry on the stalks before be
ing gathered, and then kept in a dry
place will pop the year it is grown.
As regards the amount of seed would
say 2 to 3 quarts per acre is
A system of partial soiling, by
which a part of the pasturage may be
dispensed with, and at the same time
a more uniform supply of feed may
be secured during the summer, can
often be followed without interfering
with the ordinary work of the farm
and with little cost of labor.
A TIMELY JOB.
There is no time in the year In
which you can better examine your
fruit trees so as to see just what co
coons and eggs of different caterpil
lars and other. vermin are there. The
leaves are off and the branches are
bare, and they oan be easily seen from
the ground. When webs of these ap
pear on the limbs, it is best to cut
the branch off and burn it. It is very
easy to find a colony of caterpillars
in their winter quarters, and it is
best to cut the limb off and burn it
than to let them hatch out their eggs
in a few weeks. This is merely ad
vance work that you can do now.
A chicken lived: a chicken died:
His drumsticks and his wings were fried
His feathers by a dealer dried.
And very shortly after dyed.
Soul he had none. Admitting that.
How comes It. then, upon vour hat.
His plumes a mortal chicken's rise
A glorious bird of paradise.
EXPANDING TOO FAST.
Farmers that are able to make a
good thing out of a few chickens
should be careful not to be carried
away by their success. It rmetimes
happens that a man that has been
able to accomplish great 'nings with
a dozen fowls thinks he can do the
same with 500, and so expands his
yards accordingly. Tho result too
frequently proves him to have been
mistaken. Such a man would do bet
ter to go slow. Frc-m twelve fowls
increase the number to twenty-five
and from twenty-8-.e to fifty. This
will enable him to -vatch the progress
of events and be sure that he dees not
get beyond his depth. The problems
that surround the keeping of a small
flock are entirely different from those
surrounding a large flock.
A supply of- good water Is of the
greatest importance to a dairy.
Spring or well water is the best. The
water should never be allowed to be
DiHMt Yielded Readily to Dfc
Williams' Pink Pills After Other
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure rheuma
tism because they supply the necessary
elements to the vitiated blood aud ea
able nature to cast oat the impurities .
and effect a cure. Mrs. A. Baker, of No.
119 Fitch street, Syracuse, N. Y-, will
furnish living evidence of the truth of
this statement. " There has beou rheu
matism in my family ever since I cau re
member," she says. " My grandmother
was a great sufferer from muscular
rheumatism ami my mother also had tho
disease in a mild form. About a year
ago I had a hard cold and rheumatism
caught me in my left knee. There were
harp pains, confined to the neighbor
hood of the knee aud they seemed to go
right into the-bone. The pain I suffered
was intense and I also had dizzy spells.
"The doctors called my trouble
nriatic and sciatic rheumatism. When
I didn't gee better under their treat
ment my brother-in-law suggested that I
try Dr. Williams' Pi uk Pills. I bought
three boxes, nud, by the time I bad
taken them, the pain aud dizziness had
entirely left me. I wanted to make
sure of a euro so I liought three mors
boxes, bnt I didn't take quite all of them
as I found that I was entirely cured.
" Before I took the pills the pain was
so severe that I had to cry at times and
wheu I was cured I was so thankful nud
grateful and I am glad to recommend
them to every one who suffers with
Dr. Williams Pink Pills have cured
severe casesof anaemia, sciatica, nervous
ness, partial paralysis, locomotor ataxia
and St. Vitus' dauce that have not re
sponded to other modes of treatment.
All druggists sell Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills or they will bo- sent by mail, post
paid, on receipt of price, 50 cents er
box, six boxes for 2.50, by the Dr. Wil
liams Medicine Co., Schenectady, N. Y
Palladium, a rare substance little
used, is the active agent in automatic
gas lighting devices Flame is pro
duced as soon as the illuminating gas
strikes a pellet of asbestos covered
with a mixture of palladium and finely
divided platinum, known as platinum
How to get it. Mow to maintain tS
Take nature's medicine, Uurtiel.. !
the mild laxative. It is made oi hsw.
Jt purifies the blood and eOthlishet. a nor
mal action ol liter, kidneys, eiouiach aad
Accident Restores Hearing.
William Wilkinson, an old man who.
because of his deafness, could not hear
a horse and cart approaching, was
knocked down in a Leeds, England,
street, and severely injured about the
head. On picking him up it was
found that his hearing had been re
stored. Atlas may have carried the world
on his back, but he never had to lift
You always get full value in Lewis
Single Binder straight Tmj cigar. Your
dealer or Lewis' Factory, Peoria, 11L
Courts Are Particular.
Anton Palas, the registrar of births,
deaths and marriages at Miskolez, in
Hungary, resolved to commit suicide,
but before carrying out his purpose
entered his death in the register in
the regular manner. After his death,
however, the courts decided th'at, as
the registrar was alive when he made
the entry, it was irregular, and accord
ingly instructed his successor to strike
it out and then re-enter the particu
lars. Word is Overworked.
Doubtless the most overworked
word in the English language, conver
sationally, is the word "proposition."
Once you begin to notice it, it gets on
your nerves. Some people can't talk
thirty seconds without using it. A
friends of ours used It twenty times in
the course of two minutes' talk. It is
maddening. Stop it. A little pictur
esque conversation goes a great way.
Uncalled-For Night of Agony.
A story is told of a man who, cross
ing a disused coal field late at night,
fell into an apparently bottomless pit
and saved himself only by grasping a
projecting beam. There he clung with
great difficulty all night, only to find
when day dawned that his feet wero
only four inches from the bottom.
Elephant Hard to Approach.
An elephant has so delicate a sense
of smell that when in a wild state it
can scent an enemy at a distance of
A Food Problem.
An Asheville man tells how right
food did that which medicines had
failed to accomplish.
"For more than 15 years." he say?
"I was afflicted with stomach trouble
and intestinal indigestion gas form
ing in stomach and bowels and giving
me great distress. These conditions
were undoubtedly due to the starchy
food I ate, white bread, potatoes, etc.,
and didn't digest. I grew worse with
time, till 2 years ago, I had an attack
which the doctor diagnosed as appen
dicitis. When the surgeon operated
on me, however, it was found that my
trouble was ulcer of the pancreas, in
stead of appendicitis.
"Since that time I have had several
such attacks, suffering death, almost.
The last attack was about 3 months
ago. and I endured untold agenies.
"The doctor then said that 1 would
have to east less starchy stuff, so I
began the use of Grape-Nuts food for
I knew it to be pre-digested, and have
continued same with most gratifying
results. It has built me up wonder
fully. I gained 10 pounds in the first N
8 weeks that I used Grape-Nuts, my
general health is better than ever
before, my brain is clearer and my
"For breakfast and dinner, each, I
take 4 teaspoonfuls of Grape-Nuts
with cream, a small slice of dry toast,
an egg soft boiled and a cup of Post
um; and i make the evening meal on.
Grape-Nut and cream alone this
gives me a good night's rest and I
am well again." Name given by Post
urn Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
There's a reason. Read the little
book, "The Road to WeUvUle," lm
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