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. WtaBtoB?iOuNiER American!
Burton If. Karnes, a wealthy American
louring- Corsica, rescues the younj; Kns
lish lieutenant. Kdward Gerard Austruth
r. and his Corsican bride. Marina,
daughter of 41k Paoli3. from the mur
derous vendetta, understanding that his
reward is ti lie tin- liand of ttie girl he
lovesj, Enid Anstruther. sister of the Eng
lish lieutenant. The four tly from Ajac-
if to Miroellles on board the French
steamer Constantino. Tlie vendetta- pur
sues and as the iuartet are about to
lioard the train for London at Marseilles.
M.trina is handed a mysterious note
which eaa.ses her to collapse and necessi-tit-B
a postponement of the journey.
Jtarnes and Enid ari married. Soon
after their wedding Barnes' bride dis
appears. Barnes discovers she has
liren kidnaped and taken to Corsica.
The groom secures a tUIiing vessel and
is about to start in pursuit of his bride's
captors when lie hears a scream from
the villa and rushes hack to hear that
Anstruther'n wife. Marina. Is also miss
ing! Barnes is compelled to depart for
Corsica without dela. and so he leaves
the .search for Marina to her husband
while -he goes to hunt for Enid. Just be
fore Barnes' boat hinds on Corsica's
Mhore Marina is discovered hiding in a
corner of the vessel. She explains her
action by saying she has come to help
Barnes rescue his wife from the Corsi
cans. Barnes and Marina have unusual
adventures in their search for Enid. In
seeking shelter from a storm the couple
enter a hermitage and their to their
amazement they diseorr Tomasso. the
foster father of Marina. Tomasso learns
that Marin-t's husbarrtl did not kill her
brother. Many wrongs are righted. Barnes
s.s surprised in the hermitage by Rochlnl
and Koniaiio, (he two detested bandits,
who have been searching for him to
murder him for his money. The bandits
attempt to take away Marina. Barnes
darts out the dcor. The bandits start to
jiursue. 'bul s.i niey reach the door both
are laid i;. by Barnes' revolver. Anstru
tner ai5.v-.-c to lijid Marina and learns that
tdic, I'.aV been lured away by the telegram
which Jiad been sent by another without
his knr w ledge. The two start in search of
Marin. Barnes and Edwin take different
roads in 1 1; it- search. Edwin is trapped
in a tower where he is made prisoner. In
endeavorfng to escape he opens a trap
door where h rinds Emory, the detec
tive, who had ben imprisoned there pre
viously. In another secret chamber To
masso is, found imprisoned. Edwin in
climbing down a wall sees upon the porti
co of a farm house Marina and Count
Danella sitting and talking together.
Barnes arrives and finds the bridge swung
preventing his crossing over. He hears
the voice of Marina crying for mercy. He
examines his revolver. Cipriauo Danella
threatens in light a fuse that would blow
up the: tower and kill her husband unless
Marina surrenders herself to his passion.
CHAPTER XVII. Continued.
"No; life life and love! and death
to thoso who stand between me and
her! The torch to the lone orange
tree in the center of the lawn you
placed the fuse when I give the sig
nal lo you. light it."
"He will he blown to atoms?"
screams the girl.
"Certainly, then you are free to
marry me and can say your prayers
with a good conscience!" laughs the
"My uncle, I am hound to j-our
orders by the oath of the vendetta and
thy promise to pay my gambling debts
and make me rich "again," said the
young man. Enrico passes from the
vcraudah and Marina sees the flame
of the torch moving to the orange tree.
She raises her voice and shrieks with
all her force: "Edwin, my husband,
you have only a minute to save your
life. In some way, descend from the
tower! They are going to blow it up!"
And a cry comes to her: "My wife,
And over it are frantic curses from
the American detective, and the voice
of old Tomasso. crouihg: "It is the
will of the Devil!"
Marina shouts: "I can only give you
life by being this devil's!"
The answer of the young sailor
comes, calm as the voice of an English
officer should le facing death: "Not
at that price, darling! Don't think of
Then the tortured girl begins to
wring her hands and sob as she sees
the men in the tower struggling to
break out, struggling as men in the
turret of a sinking battleship. The
face she adores is before her in its
death agony the weird music from
the sea comes faintly to her, telling of
woman's devotion, for the barbaric
ballads" have been selected with un
canny subtlety. For one dread mo
ment. Marina wildly thinks: "I'll save
my .Edwin's life then I'll keep myself
from this crafty fiend by death in the
waves from off the vessel on which he
bears mo away!" But" the thought
shoots through her: "My dear hus
band will believe I am a faithless and
To Cipriano. wlio is triumphantly
murmuring: "I see, by your blushes,
you're mine!" she shouts: "Never!"
a"nd desperately would run to the base
of the' tower and die with her hus
band. But the arms of Danella encircle
her, holding her firm as bands of
steel. Inflamed by the propinquity of
her loveliness, the contact of the per- j
feet figure he clasps, the .subtle per
fume of her waving hair that 'tosses
i'u trcssea about, Cipriano is whisper
ing: "You have still time. Anstruther
may yet live. I have not given the sig
nal. Be mine! But one long, sweet kiss
to prove it." .
"And never dare to look on the face
of any true man or woman? No, no!"
Frantically she has broken from his
arms; ,she is running towards the
torch, desperately hoping to snatch it
from the hands of the satyr holding it
ready to apply it to the fue.
After one unsuccessful step to over
take her swift feet, Danella cries sav
agely: "Fire the mine!"
Enrico, the fuse in on.e hand, the
bla'zing torch in the other, is applying
the flame to it.
There is a sharp whiff of the still
night air like the faint snap of a dis
tant whip and the man with the scar
falls, as if struck from Heaven.
"Diavolo. what mystery is this? My
self to light the fuse!" cries Cipriano,
and runs to the flambeau flaring on
But Marina, her eyes baneful with
agony, mutters: "I am a Corsican,"
and as he picks up the torch, the des
perate girl seizes him with her deli
cate hands and struggles, with him
But her .slight strength is naught to
that of his wiry frame. Danella picks
up the torch. "Take your choice'. he
whispers. "The Englishman lives and
your are my mistress; he dies, and
you are my honored wife!"
He is holding her down with one
knee pressed on her. He is moving the
torch slowly to the fuse; he is giving
her a chance to save the life she loves
05- despairing surrender he is giv
ing himself just one more chance to
win- the beauty of the woman who
loathes him when, even as the flame
is licking the fuse, another whiff rends
the atmosphere, and from a spot mid
way between his longing eyes spouts
something that is red in the torch
flame, and with one shrill scream,
"Morte!" Cipriano, springing high in
the air, falls stark dead beside Ma
rina's prostrate form.
The detective and Edwin are thun
dering at the tower door. Marina stag
gers to it, with a great effort turns
the key and lifts up the steel bars,
and stands faintly leaning against the
stone masonry as Edwin, springing
out. catches her in his arms.
"What did it? What wondrous thing,
wrought our deliverance?" he asks be
tween kisses that make the girl wife
think she Is in heaven.
"By gum, was it lightning?" asks
the detective, scratching his head.
Then hearing a cry he runs down the
chasm and moves the swinging bridge
into place across the crevice.
Over this comes Mr. Barnes, leisure
ly walking, humming the sweet roman
tic tune the minstrels are sending up
from the distant sea.
Looking at the two dead men. To-
massor, in his old-time Corsican way, J
5E01iilM tar lt; iiSKiS'
"Monte!" Cipriano, Springing High in the Air, Falls Stark Dead Bsside
Marina's Prostrate Form."
is saying solemnly: " 'Tis the hand of
But Mar iua, running to the Ameri
can, cries: "I know the 'hand of
God!'" and sinks down uttering bless
ings on the great pistol shot.
"By Goliah. 'tain't possible to do
that with a revolver in this light,"
mutters Emory, pacing o.T the dis
tance. "Holy smoke, you should be
proud of them sltcts."
"It was that wondrous Orezza water
that did it. That toned up my nervea
after two days of devilish misery," re
marks Burton modestly.
"But grub's what I'm thinking
about." says Emory; "you haven't
been fed on spoon-victuals for two
weeks!" and he dashes into the farm-
r.uniu. unci iajiii:u names upon
the back, has carried his wife, half
swooning now with joy, onto the ver
andah, when of a sudden, with a roar
like that of a hundred-ton gun, the
whole tower rises from its base and '
falls tumbling, a mass of ruined mas
onry, and oti high there is a flight of
rocks like fireworks. Fortunately the
explosion has been so strong that the
missiles nearly a!l fall into the sea,
with great splashing of the water.
They can hear the cries of terror from
the minstrels in the boat as they has
tily row away.
"My last shot wasn't quick enough."
says the American dolefully. "Hang
me, if Cip didn't get the torch to the
fuse before he died." Then Barnes
suddenly questions: "Where's my
wife? Can't anybody tell me where is
"She was not in that tower, any
way; that we know," answered Edwin.
"We examined every portion of it, try
ing to escape." ".
"Your wife?" cries Marina. "Yon
should know! I left you going up tht-
stairs to her chamber in Bocognano.'
"She wasn't there?" mutters Burton.
"Wasn't there? My servant said she
was there. Wlio "was -the lady?"
Barnes doesn't answer, but says
moodily: "Then I've got to find Enid.
My hprse is" just on the other, side of.
"But you are too" tired."
"I'm never too tired to find my best
girl," says the poor worn-out fellow,
trying to be cheerful, and steps down
toward the bridge.
But from a distance 0 pretty
feminine voice is heard crying excited
ly: "This is the way to the explosion,
young Signore Bellacoscia."
Then Barnes' voice rings, really
happy for the flrsfc time intwenty-four
hours: "Enid, that you? This way, lit
tle girf. Look out for the crevice," and
his long sought for bride comes can
tering across the bridge followed by
two young bandits, who announce
themselves as Conrad and Rodrigo
Bonelli. The next second Enid has
been lifted in Barnes' arms from the
"Where have you been all' this
time?" he asks eagerly.
"Following you ever since this
morning, when the great Bellacoscia
sent me on with these two gentlemen,
his nephews, charging them with their
lives to deliver me safe into your
hands. I came from, Bocognano."
"And where were you two nights
ago when I was .seeking you there?"
"I was asleep at Saliceti's home un
der the influence of a narcotic. Ob,
meqpy, don't look at me so," stammers
Enid. "I was beneath the care of Sali
r "Asleep under a narcotic?"
"Yes; when they were planning the
ambush for you, I struggled so that
Saliceti and his men forced an ano
dyne down my throat. When I became
conscious, they told me that when the
great Bellacoscia .demanded my sur
render Bernardo was afraid to ex
plain to him, and some other woman
was substituted for me. But when
Saliceti learnt that Bonelli for his de
ceit had declared against him a ven
detta that meant his certain death, he
went to the great bandit, confessed
and surrendered me to him. Where
upon, with- many kind words. Bonelli
sent me to his 'dear friend, Monsieut
Barnes, of New York, the celebrated
"Oh, the most divine pistol shot
upon earth," calls Marina, running out
and embracing him. "By his skill,
Burton has killed the man whose life
forever would have been a menace to
us." Then gazing at Barnes, she
laughs: "And I supposed you happy
for the last twenty-four hours. You re
member I left you going up to your
wife's chamber in Bocognano."
"Going up to my chamber in Bocog
nano?" almost yells the young English
bride. "I cannot understand ; I was j
asleep under opium in charge of Sali
ceti's mother." '
"Oh, no, you were at my house. Ycu
were waiting Tor Burton in the guest
chamber on the second floor. Mr.
Barnes went up to you Good gra
cious, Edv.-;n, don't! Dio mio, what are
you squeezing my hand so for?"
"A word in private with you, Mr.
Barnes." whispers Enid in suppressed
(TO EE COXTINTED.)
SENT IT TO THE BAR.
Orchestra Leader Misread Request for
While dining at one 'of the hotels re
cently a Washington girl said to her
escort, "I wish that orchestra would
play Schubert's 'Serenade.'" "All
we've got to do is to have the waiter
tell the orchestra leader." said the
man. "But you'd better write it. The
waiter will be sure to get the message
wrcng if you don't." So on the back
of an envelope (ne young woman
wrote, in a beautiful angular hand
her request for Schubert's "Serenade,"
and told the waiter to take it to the
leader. The waiter was gone a long
time, but at last he appeared with a
foaming beaker.. "It took. some time,".
he said apologetically. "I understood
ycu to tell me the message was for
the orchestra leader, so I took, it to
him. He read what you wrote and
then laughed and told me to carry the
orler -to the " bar, for tliat was " the
r-Iace to go a seltzer lemonade." And
angular writing had " scored another
The trade of France with her colo
nies for 190S aggregated over 200,
000,000, of which $129.947;800 consist
ed iii- exports, .of manufactured- pro-
d'ct from "P'rance.
vt Appointments or the lame ur
Fine damask elaborately inset with
Irish and Cluny lace" is now very
smart for the 'luncheon and dinner
table. Embroidered dinner cloths have
been attempted from time to time, but
have never found much favor, but a
luncheon cloth or large center piece,
stretching just to the border of the
table and heavily embroidered in all
white with a deep border of Irish lace
all round, is most effective. By some,
however, the very finest of linen, quite
plain, is preferred to the more effec
tive but scarcely .more costly cloth's
heavily embroidered and trimmed with
bands of lace. ,
The so-called bare luncheon tables
are still more fashionable than those
covered with a long cloth, no matter
how costly the linen may be. The cen
ter piece may be sufficiently large to
stretch almost to the edge of the round
table, but it is laid directly over the
mahogany or oak, so as to show to
best advantage the beauties of the lace
and embroidery. Colored satin and
silk foundations are frequently seen,
but just as often the center piece is
placed directly upon the wood.
Ribbon is used but seldom nowadays
for table decorations, and. in fact, the
desire seems to be to get away from
any crowded appearance. Even on a
fairly large dinner table the only flow
ers will be in the huge, sliver or gold
oasket in the center of the table,
while the shades on the candle sticks
and candelabra may bear out the color
of the flowers, although plain silver
and gold shades are also frequently
The large silver flower baskets are
comparatively new, being shaped like
the regular flat wicker basket with the
rack inside, through which each flower
is inserted separately and kept in
place. For an unusually large table, a
high, slender basket, with long han
dles, makes a charming flower vase,
a grating or rack being, of course,
necessary to keep the flowers in posi
tion. Polished Table,
Sometimes there are ways of doing
things that are so simple that we for
get to employ them. Here is an in
stance: The polished mahogany dining
table is a source of some anxiety and
care in many households. An easy
matter it is to keep it bright and un
spotted if, after each meal, you wash
it with cold water, using a sponge;
then dry and rub briskly. This keeps
the table top clear and bright and
free from that greasy look that we
often see upon tables in even well
White 'spots sometimes appear upon
the polished surface of furniture. Just
remember that you can readily re
move such a spot by rubbing with a
cloth moistened with alcohol. This
will not mar the finish of the wood.
One of the handsomest tea cloths
shown this spring is a fine linen
decorated with English eyelet and
heavy Irish crochet medallions, the
latter raised in rose'effect and applied
as was practicable to the embroidery.
The clcth was edged with a two-inch
band of Irish crochet lace. The price
of this was far beyond the average
Laying the Cloth.
A table ought first to have a pro
tective covering of thick felt or baize
fastened securely at the corners by
tapes to prevent hot dishes damaging
the woodwork, and also to help to
deaden the sound of plates and other
items being placed upon it. It Is not
wise to choose a material of bright
Something very new and pretty in
the way of a handkerchief sachet may
be seen in our illustrations. It is lined
Handkerchief Case Closed.
with satin and covered with a rich
.ribbed silk in a pale shade of blue,
upon which sprays of daisies are
worked in very pale shades of yellow
Orange Cure for Fat.
Oranses are the latest cure
vanced for obesity. The diet is:
On waking, the juice of one fruit is
drunk, and this should be cold. A
second meal taken about an hour later
than the first should be composed of
the juice of two oranges, and must
be sipped slowly. If one is ravenous
ly hungry there is no objection to
taking at the same time one piece of
very thin and crusty toast. No but
ter Is permitted.
At Intervals of two hours through
out the day juice may be sipped. One
orange at a time is usually enough,
for it is not to be expected that quarts
of the fruit would allay real pangs of
hunger. Another bit of toast is per-
1 missible during the afternoon, but if
flesh reduction is the object of the
cure the toast must be crusty and
At dinner one is supposed to eat
a hearty meal. No sweet or greasy
diahes should be indulged in.
While a special effort is being nfade
'to introduce cretonne trimmings, it
laast be remembered that so long ago I
coloring for this purpose, as, when
children are present and any liquid
gets spilled thereon, the dye from the
baize la apt to discolor the white lin
en cloth. In such cases It may be
necessary to have a piece of oilcloth
placed between the baize cover and
the linen. Spread the linen cloth even
ly on the table.
"Service plates" are those used on
luncheon and dinner tables between
The old-fashioned way was when a
person had finished eating from a
plate it was removed and the place
before them left empty until another,
containing the next course, was put
Service . plates fill the gap, and it
is not considered good form ever to
leave a place without a plate. The
butler or maid, as be or she takes
away the plate with which one is fin
ished, puts down an empty one, usual
ly of a very fancy kind. This remains
until the next course is served to each
person. The service plate is then,
taken up and returned at the next in-j
Service plates are on the table at
the beginning of luncheon or dinner,
and at that time the napkin is folded
They may be of medium size or
large; preferably the latter.
To CI4an a Fan.
To clean a fan place it in a dish and
cover with gasoline. Do not attempt
to rub the material, or the chiffon or
lace will, in all probability, tear apart.
Press tightly until the dirt comes out.
and a fan certainly collects a great
deal of dust. After freeing it from dust
and all-blemishes put it into clean gas
oline in which there is a 'drop of
bluing. Spread the fan out on a piece
of white cloth, pin the two points to
stretch the material, and let it dry.
After it has thoroughly dried, cover
with talcum powder, highly scented,
and leave for one day. This destroys
the odor of gasoline and makes the
fan' as beautiful as new. If the edges
are the least worn, bind with chiffon
ribbon, lace beading or a soft frill or
lace or chiffon to match the cover.
What to Wear.
Fair women who flush easily should
avoid light blue, more especially for
evening gowns, and the woman of in
definite coloring should never wear
black velvet, while she of brilliant
complexion and decided features will
probably look splendid in it. Then,
again, the dullness of chiffon is try
ing to some and the sheen of satin to
others. The only way to come to a
decision in these 'matters (and once
learned one .should bear it in mind)
is to hold the various materials up be
fore you and study the effect in the
Trimmings are ultra-fashionable.
Linen is one of the season's finds
Plaited skirts are pledged to remain
as popular as ever.
Lingerie frocks are sold at all prices
and in all shades.
Waists are short or skirts are high,
whichever you please.
A fancy variety of crin has been
worn on the Riviera all winter.
Vague of outline is the most Impres
sive feature 0 imported coats.
and green. The word "Handkerchiefs"
is embroidered on the cover in flue
gold thread. A small pocket in which
a scent sachet can be placed is sewn
Handkerchief Case Open.
inside one of the covers and edged
with pale blue cord, while the hand
kerchiefs are tied across and across
with pale blue ribbons. This little in
side pocket might also be used to hold
brooches or studs and would be useful
for traveling, when the top might be
secured with a safety-pin or ribbons.
as a year efforts were being made in
that direction and that for some time
previous the Parisians had used the
flowers cut from cretonne, fram'ed in
embroidery or lace, as a decoration
for certain gowns.
There is no doubt that cretonne
used on certain cotton and linen or,
other fabrics of that order, if the'
material be plain, is effective and ex
clusive, but on other materials, espe
cially the silks and velvets and the
gauzy stuffs, cretonne ornaments,
whether in bands or cut-out flowers aji
pliqucd on. are wholly out of place.
Cretonne is'one of the freak trim
mings that should be used with ex
Paquin's New Pierrot Ruffle.
Quite a novelty of the coming sea
son is Paquin's new Pierrot ruffle, a
combination of the feather boa, the
stock and the lace jabot. These ruf
fles fit closely round the neck and are
made with a wide, folded band of
colored satin edged at the top with
thick, soft feather ruches and at the
bottom with lace or net frills. They
fasten behind with two feather ends.
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Sow only cleaned seed.
Selected that name for the farm
The radish maggot can be eradicat
ed with tobacco dust
Bury the shriveled tree in moist
sol and it will soon become plump.
Keep the machinery oiled. Oil is
cheaper than repairs or new machin
ery. When the lambs are weaned turn
them on fresh pasture, if it is a pos
The farm dairy can by proper man
agement be made the largest profit
earner on the farm.
Put a curb on your appetite. Farm
ers are more subject to digestive
troubles than any other class of peo
ple. Don't trust to" oral agreements. Get
it down in writing. It is the only
safe method for you and the other
. Outdoor exposure of farm machin
ery is one large item of loss to many
farmers. It pays to take care of
The farmer who is making a fail
ure of his business is generally the
last one to discover it, when he should
be the first.
Formalin is a cheap and effective
remedy for grain smut and potato
scab and rs working a revolution in
these branches of farming.
Much of the herbage of the earth
that is inedible to man. is made edible
for him through the medium of the
animals which man uses for food. '
Soil exhaustion is as great a men
ace to this country as forest exhaus
tion. What are you doing to prevent
either or both calamities from fall
ing? To break colts of kicking or biting.
begin before they have acqtiired the
habit. In other words treat . them
right in the days of their youth and
they will behave right.
When you sit down to your table
groaning under the good things which
your farm has produced remember
'tis a good thing to eat what the body
needs, but hurtful to eat just because
it tastes good.
Dust is bad for hogs. The season Is
now approaching when the hog yards
are apt to be dusty. Provide green
sward for them when possible. Change
their quarters occasionally so that the
ground does not get all powdered up.
Do not let the weeds, briars and
brush grow along the fences and wa
ter courses, if yon have such on your
farm. Year after year they extend
their borders ami render much or
your land unproductive. Utilize all
you space and keep the fence corners
Planting inferior seed is the rankest
kind of folly. Some farmers do it
tinder a mistaken idea of economy,
some do it because they are too care
less to do anything right, and some
farmers do it because they are 'fool
ish enough to believe that they can
raise good crops from inferior seed
What good is a horse if his legs r.re
unsound? It pays to give attention to
this matter. Look after the proper
shoeing of the horse. Rub his legs
thoroughly when cleaning him. Wash
the legs after a hard day's work ami
rub them dry. If you have any time to
spare, it will pay to bandage each leg
for a short time after long drives, or
extra hard work.
A splendid fertilizer for young
peach trees is said to lie three-quar
ters of a pound of nitrate of soda, one
pound of slag phospahte. and 14
pounds sulphate of potash. This
amount applied last May to young
trees by George T. Powell of New
York made the trees grow four times
as much as similar trees in adjoining
rows net fertilized.
Why keep a hundred average cows
when 50 picked ones will return as
much profit as the hundred? E. F.
Winship. a successful Minnesota dairy
man, by testing and keeping an exact
record of every cow in his herd, now
keeps only 50, one-half as many as
formerly, and makes more money,
takes less risk, has less invested, uses
less stable room and hires less labor.
A successful raiser of blackberries
explains how he gets a crop when
others fail in a dry season. He begins
before the bushes, are set out, having the
ground deeply plowed and then heavily
fertilized. After the bushes are fully
grown and a dry season comes, he
keeps the cultivator going till he is
sure that no moisture is getting away
from the ground except through the
leaves of the plant. The fact of the
heavy fertilizing makes the bushes
send down their roots to the layers of
moist soil, and as this moisture is not
permitted to escape through the pores
of the soil it must escape through the
1 pores of the leaves.
The good cow is one of the farmer's
It is a good practice to mix the grain,
ration with the silage.
The farm, large or small, is incom
plete without an orchard.
To like cows and have good ones
are two- essentials of successful dairying.
Last call to get the wood pile built
up to last through the rush of the
The hog even with his earning ca
pacity curtailed seems to be. as popu-j
Iar a farm animal as ever. '
It may be a small aperture and a.
little draft gets in. but it may lead
to a heap of trouble with the stock,
Let no lamb or pig' be lost through
carelessness on your part. A reason
able amount of precaution will re-
duce your losses.
Look to the ceflar where the vege
tables have been stored. Decaying
stuff does not provide healthy atmos
phere for the rooms above.
Do not get in the habit of doping
yourself or your stock. Right Hying
and right feeding will keep you and
your animals in thrifty condition.
H. B Gurler of De Kalb. III., has
been elected president of the National
Dairy show and the next meeting of
the association at Chicago fixed for
Cockle burs -can be destroyed by a
thorough cultivation, but it takes
years of hard and patient effort. Dis
infect and clean up the hog lots. It
will save time and trouble later.
Plan the work so that there are al
ways some things you can attend to
on the stormy days, such as making
repairs on machinery, shelling the
seed corn, cleaning other seeds, test- -ing
1 ' "
Cowy odor In milk is almost In
variably due to uncleanly methods in
the barn. If the cow is not brushed
and cleaned before milking and par
ticles of manure get fnto the milk the
odor of the offal is sure to taint the
Don't try to get along without a
thermometer in your dairy. Youx
churning operations will be more cer
tain and satisfactory if you test the
cream with a thermometer. In the
winter the. cream is apt to be too
cold and in the summer too warni.
Guessing at the temperature is to in
vite partial failure at least.
The farmer who has provided a tank
into which to run the. liquid manure
may be surprised to know that such
liquid manure deteriorates in value
by being let stand, just as the solid
manure dees, but such is the case.
There is a bacteria which begins work
ou the organic matter in the Itquul
manure as soon as it accumulates in
sufficient quantities to shut the bac
teria away from the air. They go on
destroying the organic matter just as
the ferments in the sweet cider de
stroy certain things in it and create
acids-. In the course of a compara
tively short time the manurial value
of liquid manure is destroyed by
them. The only way to prevent them
acting to the detriment of the fertil-
izer is to get it into the land.
Soon you will be planting your corn.
Prof. Ten Eyck suggests that on fer
tile land capable of producing 60 to 80
bushels of corn per acre in a fa
vorable season, plant three kernels
in a hill, the hills being ,& feet apart
each way, or in drill rows plant one
kernel every 14 inches in rows 3
Teet apart. On -land of medium fer
tility, capable of producing 40 to fiO
bushels of corn per acre, plant three
kernels per hill, in hills 3 feet 9
inches apart each way; or one kernel
in a place. 1G" to 18 inches apart, in
rows 'I Teet apart. On soil deficient
in fertility and moisture, on which
the yields may vary rroni 20 to 40
bushels per acre, plant. two kernels in
hills :i feet apart each way; or one
kernel every 22 to 24 inches In rows.
::, feet apart. In the more northern
portions of Ihe corn belt increase the
thickness of planting by one kernel'
per hill under the several soil condi
Patience, tact and perseverance are
necessary in handling the balky horse.
Sad that early handling should have
developed such traits, but if he has
mem. ami ne is your horse, try by
wise handling tq overcome the" bail
habit. The whip only confirms the
habit. Kindness is the only possible
method of "cure. Here is the way one
man cured a mare who not only would
balk,, but would throw herseir: One
day when she threw herself on a hill-'
side he unhitched her and pulled the
buggy to the foot of the hill, leading
the mare after him. Then he went to
the orchard and filled his pockets with
good apples. lie pulled the buggy to a
back road and took the mare along'
with him. He stood near her head,
touched her lightly over the hips, at
the same time telling her to "get up."
She started, and after going a few
steps he called "whoa." pulling on
the lines. She stopped, and he gave
her a piece of apple, stroking her
gently over the nose and head. This
was repeated with great patience and.
kindness until she would start and
stop at word of command. Now he
took her back to the top of the hill.
puiieu tne uuggy arter her and hitched
her to it. He began again at her
head, starting and stopping her and
rewarding her each time with a bit
of apple. When she could be driven
several rods at a time she was taken
out, put in the stable, and well cared
for. The next day he put her through
the same treatment, rewarding hor
with apples and kindness, but requir
ing her to go farther and faster. Th-?o
lessons were repeated until she could
oe anven in a trot. She soon became
obedient and submissive, and finnin.
made a sple'iidid driving mare. Any
person can afford to try a cure like
this if theieby ho ccn nake a first-'-'ass
hor mt of T..i!kj on.-
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