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OF ALL S
But Not of Conditions, and Hart
ridge Was the One .Among
By H. M. EGBERT.
Hartridgo know thnt he would bo
chosen, though thoro had been thirty.
Boven applicants, by tho head nurso's
count, In answer to tho hospital's brief
advertisement. Thlrty-slx others!
Hartrldgo had never realized beforo
how low ho had sunk, until ho actual
ly found hlmsolf sitting In a lino with
thom In tho reception room. There
were men of nil sorts and ngeB, but
not of conditions.
Tho men roso awkwardly bb tho
physician sauntered In, accompanied
by the head nurso. Ho looked tho
men over as though they were anl
raalB. "You can go wo don't want
you," ho said to tho first. "Nor you,"
ho added, to tho next. The third man
looked more reputable, but when tho
doctor approached ho detected the
Bmoll of spirits upon his breath. "Nor
you nor your kind," ho continued
angrily. So ho wont down tho line,
dismissing tho majority at a glance.
He looked at Hartrldgo and passed
him over and continued )iIb mono
logue until at last there remained
only Hartrldgo nnd three others.
"Now, men," said tho doctor, "It's
between you four. You read the ad
vertisement; we want a healthy man
for blood transfusion, to save a wom
an's life. It won't bo a trlflo, either.
It's going to mean more than you es
timate, rb lose a couple of quarts of
blood. Don't think you'll earn your
five hundred easily. You may die.
Now then, does anyone want to go?"
There waB a pause; then two men
shuffled out awkwardly. Poor, broken
spirited creatures though they were;
tho love of life was strong in thom.
Dr. Briggs looked at the two who re
mained, and his choice fell upon Hart
rldgo. Ho selected him. Two min
utes later ho was taking down his
"You're willing to sign an agree
ment absolving ub from further re
sponsibility?" ho aEked, when tho
"Dr. Briggs Has Spoken to Me About
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medical tests were ended. "Good!
Have you any friends to be communi
cated with, in case tho operation is
Hartrldgo knew what that meant.
" "No, 6ir," ho answered.
"But why do you want to risk your
life for five hundred dollars?" con
tinued Dr. Brigg3. "Are you out of
"No," answered Hartrldgo quietly;
"out of prison."
The doctor looked at him keenly.
"I was sent away ten months ago
for forgery," said Hartridge, In ex
planation. "I was a bank clerk In tho
Merchants' and Oriental underpaid,
wretchedly poor, and married. I want
ed to play tho market, and I lost. Tho
judge let me off with a year as a first
offender. My wife divorced mo. Now
I want the fivo hundred to go west."
Half an hour later Hartrldgo, bath
ed, clothed in a clean nightrobe, was
lying In bod, waiting the Bummons to
tho theater. His nurso enlightened
him as to tho process of tho opera
tion. Strapped in his Btretcher, he wan
carried to the operating room and
transferred thoro to tho glass table.
On one side of this a flimsy screen of
linen had been erected, and on the
other side, so near that he could feel
tho screen tremblo with overy breath
she took, was tho patient. Hartridge
wondered whether she were young or
old. Somehow he obtained tho lm
prcEslon that she was a young woman.
Ho felt a sudden dignity in his posi
tion; tho thought of tho money mado
him wince now. Ho who had done so
much barm and ruined ono woman's
life might ho not have gratuitously
given this much to save another? Aft
er an Inappreciable interval the sur
gan began his work. Hartridge felt
tho momentary sting of the lancet;
ho saw tho other doctor's head over
tho top of tho screen as ho performed
the same service.
Ho felt comfortable. His mind,
moro actlvo than was Us wont, re
curred Incessantly to the woman not
a cubit distant, so near that once his
hand touched hors, with only the frail
linen barrier between them. The
money had now become a hideous
menace to his peaco of mind, rob
bing him nt onco of his self-esteem, so
much as was left of it, and of his
wJ 'A A
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chance of making reparation for his
sin. Ho must rofuso it. Ho must tell
tho surgeon instantly. Ho tried to
spoak to him, but thoro was an un
canny silence in tho room which ho
did not daro disturb. Something had
gone wrong with tho lights, too, for
all had gono out except a tiny globe
In one corner, which burned with a
strange sputtering sound that seemed
to keep tlmo with tho beating of his
heart. And all thin sacrifice was vain,
for ho was selling Ills soul selling his
righto reparation for fivo hundred
dollars. Ho must Btop tho operation
and make a new bargain. Ho found
his voice at last and shouted, but tho
light was roaring like a dynamo and
tho sound drowned his cries. Ho
wrenched hiB arm away and
"How aro you feeling?" asked tho
He opened his eyes. Ho was back
in his bed and tho daylight was
streaming In through tho open window
near his head. Ho looked at her, as
"You fainted," aho explained. "Peo
ple generally do. But you'll bo all
right in a little while. It's only ten
minutes slnco they brought you back."
"Put tho operation?"
"I didn't do anything? Didn't I
shout or struggle?"
Hartridge was silent for awhile.
"Nurse," ho said presently, "do you
do you think sho would see me be
foro aho goes?"
- "Wliv9M aataA iin niiron htitnMv
"That's never allowed, Mr. Hartrldgo.
Sho wasn't nllowcd to seo you on tho
table they threw a blanket over you.
If you'll think a little you'll under
stand that that's tho only thing pos
sible." "But If sho wanted to" ho falt
ered. "Well, of courso. In thnt caso I sup
pose sho could. But why do you want
to see her?"
"Because," said Hartrldgo slowly,
"I want to thank her for doing some
thing that sho never dreamed of.
She looks on mo, no doubt, as you all
do as a convenience, as a poor man
who has sold something which ho pos
sessed for money. There can bo no
thought of obligations on either side,
of course. But I'm not going to take
tho money. I'm a Jail-bird. 1'vo Just
como out of tho penitentiary where I
served a year's sentence for forgery.
She has given mo back my self-respect.
I feel that I'va done some
good In the world at last I can't very
well explain it, but I want to thank
her. Won't you tell her nt least?"
Tho nurse was looking at him very
strangely. "Yes, I'll tell her," ho
heard her say, and he resigned him
self to the feeling of intense weari
ness that was creeping over him.
Two dnys passed. Hartrldgo mado
no further reference fo tho fulfilment
of his request. He did tell Dr. Briggs
that he would not accept tho money.
"There's a gentleman coming to Bee
you this morning," the nurso an
nounced triumphantly that day.
"A gentleman?" repeated Hartridge
with a puzzled frown. "I don't know
anyone. It must be a mistake. What
Is his name?"
But tho nurso would not tell Hart
rldgo his name. At twelve o'clock,
however, the ward doors were thrown
open to tho stream of visitors who
came to see the patients. Hartridge,
who had been dozing, heard his name
spoken and looked up. A man with
very well remembered features was
standing by his bed.
"Mr. Hartridge rny dear fellow "
he began, somewhat nervously.
"Mr. Cummlng!" gnsped the man In
the bed and bowed his head misej
Tho bank president sat down be
side him and placed ono hand on his
"I want to tell you," ho said, "that
Dr. Briggs has spoken with mo about
you and mado clear some things that
I did not understand last year. If I
had realized your circumstances I
might have been Icbs harsh In exact
ing Justice. Nono of us can afford to
exact that to tho uttermost. They
toll mo you have refused compensa
tion for your bravo Bacrlflco. Hart
ridge, wo aro starting a branch bank
at Clifton. I want you to go there as
assistant cashier. Nobody will know
of your past. That Is all atoned for.
You will go with our complete confi
dence and at a salary adequate to
support yourself and your wlfo com
"My wife?" Bald Hartrldgo bitterly.
"Perhaps you don't know that "
"Here's somebody como to seo you
and thank you for you:- for her life,"
said the nurse, coming up softly. Hart
rldgo glanced up. A woman camo
swiftly toward his bed and sank dqwn
beside hlrn. She flung her arms round
his neck and drew down hlB head to
her breast and her tears, falling on
him, washed his soul clean at last
from all Ub bitter memories.
(Copyright, 1913, by W. Q. Cliapman.)
Return of the Sea Serpent.
Capt. Ruser, who Is now comman
der of the Kalserln Augusto Victoria
and has been designated to command
the collassal Impcrator, says in his
log of July 5, 1912 (as quoted In An
nalen der Hydrogaphle), that at G:30
a. m. of that day he, as well as hla
first officer and an Elbe pilot who was
on hoard, saw a sua serpent In the
water close alongside tho ship, then
off Prawle point. Tho creature was
twenty feet long and appeared to be
engaged In combat with some other
marlno animal, as it was lashing tho
sea violently with Its tall. Its color
was grayish blue on tho back and
whitish under tho belly. Tho body
was between a foot and a foot and a
half In diameter. Capt. Ruser says
that the whole length of tho animal
was visible, and there could be no
mlstako about its reptilian form.
. T mm
S. vv m,7Mi, iPjh
Keep tho sheep dry.
Keep tho milk cans clean.
Alfalfa la a business crop.
Soil for onions should jo Bandy.
Eggs are a perishable food product.
As a soil enrichor, vetch ranks close
to tho top.
Give the poultry tho caro and at
tention they deserve.
Skim milk Is ono of tho best supple
ments to corn now known.
Don't miss tho chllcken shows with
in reach. They aro educators.
Colored butter need not bo labeled If
tho coloring matter Is not injurious.
Hens will not lay when permitted
to run about tho farm in tho wet nnd
If the cream Is still warm after sep
arating, don't put tho Hd on tho can
Only In rare cases do cutworms
bother crops that nro planted on fall
A well-established alfalfa field
should graze from fifteen to twenty
pigs per acre.
Hens that nro put out Into the cold
and snow are soon chilled out of tho
It Is quite common to sow buck
wheat, especially on poor land, as a
green manure crop.
Corn fodder that is dry and dusty
will bo Improved a little by sprin
kling In the mangers.
Feeding chicks when too young and
too much at a time aro fruitful
sources of bowel trouble
Pound for pound, vetch hay has al
most exactly tho came feeding value
as cowpea hay and alfalfa.
Get catalogues of tho best nursory
and seed houses. Make careful selec
tions for next yenr'B planting.
Sheep dogs In England, Scotland
and France aro tho most serious of
animals, and are hard-working.
Good fruit can bo raised only with
caro and attention given to spraying,
pruning and generally good caro.
Sweet sorghums are moro palatable
and therefore rellshod hotter by both
horses and cattlo than corn stover.
Tho dairy farmer should know what
his milk costs him. This Is Just as
Important as knowing what It brings.
If sheep aro in a good, thrifty condl
Hon at the stnrt, two months of good
feeding will properly fatten for mar
ket. When some men get on tho track of
a dollar, they think of no other In
terest until they havo tracked It to Its
Sudden fright nnd excitement at
onco tells on the egg crop. Never nl
low strange dogs about where the
There Is hardly any question that
there Is as much in tho care of tho
trees after planting us In tho selec
Feeding troughs raised abovo the
Utter of the floor should bo used if
soft food Is allowed to stand beforo
No other class of animal so readily
lends Itself to the demands of n rural
household for a supply of fresh meat
as a young sheep.
Light framed birds that maturo
quickly, such as Leghorns nnd Minor
cas, should not bo kept with those of
tho heavier fowls.
Keep In mind tho perishable nature
of tho product and do not hold eggs on
a rising market without proper facili
ties for storing thom.
Draft horses In tho corn belt fed
largely on corn and timothy, or corn
Btover, lack bone development, as Is
found In Imported horses.
Have slop warm for hogs this; cold
weather if possible. If it cannot bo
warmed do not feed it thin, but roako
it thick. Always slop them beforo
feeding grain. Shorts mako tbo best
hog slop with oil meal second. Two
thirds shortB nnd one-third oil meal
makes a slop hard to beat.
Whltowash the stables.
Keep tho hons scratching.
Koep tools In their places.
Breeding nnd feeding go together.
Keep tho ncstB clean and sanitary.
The big milker must bo a big cntor
and drinker. I
Bluo or white spruco trees on tho
lawn nro attractive now. ''
Tho ram should bo In porfect condi
tion, but not fat, at mating.
For n feed to push tho young calf,
try ground oats and alfalfa hay. '
Use corn stalks to protect fruit
troos from tho ravages of rabbttB.
Sklmmllk, swoet or sour, can bo,
mado good uso of by tho chickens. ,
Goo'd feeding Is an Integral part of
buccosb In breeding pure-bred bwIuo)
Poor quality In dairy products can
never bo cured. It must bo proventi
Baro ground makes a cold bed lot
bows thoso nights. Straw Is plenti
ful. Animnls grown largely or exclusive
ly on corn aro likely to havo wcalt
Watch your machlnory for loost
bolts and nuts, nnd don't forgot thej
Dairying Isn't nlwuys easy work, but
neither 1b any olhcr Job thnt really
No man can mako a success ol
dairying who docB not take good care
of his calves.
Sheep, if given half a chance, and
If of good healthy stock, are suro tq
pay their way.
Alfalfa under congenial surround
ings or conditions Is a business cror
and no loafer.
A dozen oggs will buy nlmost s
bushel of oats. And oats mako a goouj
winter rca for eggs.
Provide roomy nests and plonty ol
clean nesting material, preferably dry
shavings or cut hay.
Do not attempt to raise moro hogt
than you can hnndlc, else they will
eat up all tho profit.
Castrate every malo lamb that will
bo an eyesore to yourself or do mis
chief to any purchaser.
Ono of tho most essential things foi
good seed corn is not only to pick
early but to dry It thoroughly.
Tho cost of feeding an animal In
creases with its weight, but not in di
rect proportion to Its weight.
What the dairy Industry needs most
Is an improved breed of dairymen In
stead of a now breed of cows.
A brush or old whisk broom is
handy to brush off loose hair nnd dirt
from tho udder before milking.
Plant diseases of nn Infectious char
acter aro caused by microscopic or-,
ganlsms, either fungous or bacterial. (
Vetch stands out as ono of tho very
best green manuring crops to seed In
the fall and plow under In tho spring.'
The hotter your sire, tho bettor
your lambs, and so tho moro money
you will get from your flock next
Occasionally winter vetch Is seed
ihI In tho Bprlng. hut under such con
ditions It does not peom to do so very
Whllo mutton Is one of, tho most
healthful of meat foods produced upon,
tho farm it is not or popular as beef
Many of tho details In butter mak
ing can bo learned by doing the work.
No ono can begin where tho other fel
low loft off.
Salt, hardwood ashes and charcoal
aro Ideal to keep In hog pasture, and
If there Is any other one thing needed
it Is pure water.
Tho day of tho country butter mer
chant who wos In the habit of trad
lug calico and nails for dairy butter is
People who say that chicken keep
ing on tho farm doesn't pay aro usu
ally those who do not pay attention
to tho chickens.
Tho malo bird Is the most Impor
tant Individual In u breeding pon
through which to raise tho egg laying
qualities of young fowls.
Give tho poultry-houso n thorough
cleaning overy Hprlng and keep It
clean; spray often, and whltowash
walls, roosts, etc., regularly.
Hatch tho chickens early: keep
them sopnrato from tho old stock and
give them overy posslblo opportunity
to grow into strong, healthy, vigorous,
well-matured blrda boforo tho cold
weather comes, In tho fall und early
INVESTIGATION OF INFLUENCE OF TYPE
AND AGE UPON UTILIZATION OF FEEDS'
Results Given of Experiment Conducted by Officials of the United
States Agricultural Department on Two Steer Calves,
One a Pure-Bred and the Other a Scrub.
ny n. a. wkathkustone.)
It Is a fnct of common knowlcdgo
that marked differences exist betwuen
Individual animnls as regards tho re
turns which they yield for the feed
consumed. A current statement 1b
that a good feeder has a greater dl
gostivo power than a poor one, or that
tho power of asslmllattou of tho ono
nnlmnl Is superior to thnt of tho other
and It has been assumed that tho ad
vantage of tho better type of animal
lay in Its ability to produco moro
flesh or fat from a unit of food than
Bhould tho poorer ono.'
It has also been commonly taught,
and seems to bo generally accepted
by tho uiilnml husbandmen as an es
tablished fact, that tho young growing
animals not only mako actually larger
gains than tho moro mature ones, but
llkewlso moro economical gains.
The lnfluenco of typo and ago upon
tho utilization of feed by cattlo has.
therefore, been Investigated by offi
cials of the department of agricul
ture, with tho following result:
Two Btcer cnlveB woro selected aB
the subjects of this investigation, one
a pure-bred typical beef animal of
onu of tho well-known beef brands,
tho other a "scrub" of mixed breed
ing. Exhaustive feeding trials woro
carried out with theso animals, In
cluding twenty-four experiments with
the respiration calorimeter.
Finally the steers woro subjected
to a slaughter test, whereby tho qual
ity of tho moat and rolntlvo slzo or
tho various cuts woro accurately de
termined. Tho work Is thoroforo im
portant allko to tho practical feeder
and tho agricultural scientist,
Tho feeding stuffs usod were of tho
samo kind for both tho animals in all
tho perlodB, and tho different grains
UBcd were mixed throughout In tho
A Prize Shorthorn. ,
same proportion for each steer. At
intervalB during tho tlmo tho digesti
bility of the total ration and tho nltro
gen'balanco were determined for each
During each of tho three winters
covered by the investigation, four ex
periments were mado on each animal
by means of tho respiration calori
meter In order to determine tho per
centage of availability of tho energy
of tho feed consumed.
During tho first winter that of
.. FOR ASPARAGUS
Best Time for Setting Plants Out
Is in Early Spring, Abouf
End of April. m )
A good asparagus bod la expected
to last twenty years. Tho soil should,
therefore, be prepared in a most thor
A wnrm, sandy soil Is best, but it
will do well in any good garden soil
that Is free from stones. A boII that
has been heavily manured a few
provlouB seasons is preferable to ma
nuring heavily at tho tlmo of setting
out tho roots, but at no poriod should
asparagUB bo allowed to Buffer from
lack of manuring, aB flrst-claBB shoots
can only bo grown In very rich soil.
For tho homo garden tho plants
may bo sot out In rowB about thirty
Inches apart, having tho plants about
eighteen Inches apart
Tho best tlmo for setting out as
paragus Is early In tho spring, usual
ly about the end of April. Where tho
rows nro to bo mako furrows ono foot
wide nnd eight Inches deop. In thoso
furrows set tho plants in a natural
position with tho roots spread well
apart nnd about twelvo to eighteen
Inchos apart Bo careful to cover tho
crown of tho plants not moro than
two Inches in tho start, as tho shoots
from newly sefplantB are not strong
enough to force through a deep mass
of earth. Tho furrow may bo grad
ually filled as the shoots advanco In
Tho object of Betting tho crowns so
far below tho surface 1b to protect
them from Injury when cutting the
shoots for use, as they nro usually cut
about two Inches below tho surface.
Although growers differ in their
opinions on what the ago of plants
for setting should bo, one-year-old
plants seem to glvo tho best satis
faction. Watering Milk.
In many parts of Europe tho water
ing of milk lu Imposslblo becauso the
cows or goats are driven through the
streets to tho door of tho customer
and milked In his presence. The milk
man hns different mensures, ranging
In slzo from un eighth of a pint to a
quart, and ono can buy ono cent's
worth of milk If desired.
KfjiMi&$iil?&Kc'? s WssiUfiiiflA
1908-9 tbo feeding stuffs used dif
fered from thoso employed during thi
ordinary feeding. Iu tho succeeding
two winters tho grain feeds used wer
tho samo', only tho amount differing
While tho results fall to show any
material difference between tho physi
ological processes of food utilization
in tho two animals, they do show
clearly an economic superiority of tile
pure-bred over tho scrub steer, duo
first to lib) relatively smaller malnttM
nance requirement, nnd, second, to
his ability to consumo n larger sur
plus of food abovo tho requirement.
Both of tho facts tend to mnko tho
actual production of human food In
tho form of meat and fat por unit of
total feed consumed by tho animal,
notably greater by tho pure-bred anl
In tho enso of tho pure-bred animal
especially, ami to a less degreo In that
of tho scrub, rations containing less,
available energy and notably less dl
gcstlblo protein than tho amountu
called for by tho current feeding
standards for growing cattlo, produced!
entirely satisfactory gains In llvo,
A distinct lnfluenco of ngo upon tho;
maintenance requirement was oh
served between tho ages of fourteen
and thirty-nlno months, the require-,
ments decreasing relatively as tho ani
mals matured. Tho gain In weight
of tho Hcrub as compared with that
by tho puru-bred steer consisted moro
largely of protein with Its accompany
Ing water und to n smaller extent or?
fnt, and thoroforo, represented a ma
terially Hinaller Htorngo of feed en
ergy This was alGO Indicated by tho
results of tho butchering test. When
tho nnlmals woro killed thu scrub was.
rated as "common," and the pure-bred
waa graded ns "prime." Tho total
dressed weight and tho wolght of tho
several wholesalo cuts show the con
siderably higher porcentago of dressed
weight in tho caso of tho pure-bred,
which Is characteristic of tho boot
Llkewlso tho predominance of tho
loin cuts over tho loss valuable cuts
of tho foro-quartor In tho beef animal
as compared with tho scrub, and tho
marketnblo ment of tho retail cuts
show that tho proportion of moro
valuablo cuts was notably grpntor In
DURING v WINTER
Overcrowding Is Direct Cause of
Many Losses Outdoor
Exerciso Needed. .'
Weak, omaclated ewes cannot brine
vigorous, well-developed lambH in tho
aprlng. It Is Imperative to havo tho
ewo flock In good condition during
the winter, so that they mny bring
good, robuBt lambs and supply them
with plenty of nourishment.
Overcrowding the ewo flock during
winter Is direct cause of many losses.
It not only causes ewes to becomo
sluggish and dull, but frequently It
raises tbo temperature of tho barn
and causes tho owes to porsplrn, ami
when thoy nro turned out In tho
yards they develop colds with tho re
sult of catarrh.
If possible they should bo kept In
flocks of twenty to forty ewes. Iu
this way there will bo less danger
of crowding, und thoy will exerciso
frooly, Breeding owes should havo
exercise, nnd every day when tho
weather is lino thoy should bo allowed,
to roam over tho yards and pastures.,
Out of door exercise and plenty of
pasture will Insusro a crop of thrifty
anu wcii-unyeiopeil lambs next spring.
Dairymen's Associations. '
Dalrymon's associations can do mucu
through Its membership to atlmulato
hotter methods on dairy forms, nnd It
tho fnctory men would stand shoulder
tq shoulder and refuso to tnko milk
that was unclean, or that had to ho
cooked boforo It could bo used for
food, dnlrymen would renllzo tho use
fulness of following Euclt methods ns
some of them uro following today, and
In a few yearH dirty milk would bo a
thing of tho past, and every dairyman,
would be a better dairyman than ho Iff
now, becauso tho bettor dairyman a
man Is tho greater would bo his la
Uso of Lime.
Tho old proverb In ngrlculturo was
that llmo makes tho father rich, but
tho sonn poor. That might bo para-i
phruBod to say tho lack of llmo makes
tho father poor and his sons poorer.
Tho Intelligent uso of llmo does not
mnko anyono poor; It Is the abuse of
llmo that might mako tho sons poor.