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by Mr: 21. P. 1(3 Py%:3N,'
1.. lie Proceeded:
yes. I[ :S Irie. Oaiiy
:-Ar( the :sLoi'y. Milt it isnn'3(1
tiu- for tue to ,(Ill it to ' 'view
V011 '~ OIPrOIested( 111,u3~ c
I3.' 1 il! try v. tlst-rih',-cr
:per one l iivzt nnd II*Cf
o,1f Seclyig -ANt. - i
I"~ce ul b ,eni1x
Sne.adv I SIll r111 t I
eVanc v i on ce a . ,1 d- i
i 1-rpsi~e'df I l71 ren i
"Waute '' arE(iV oace a''jl :;,
r5i-s nt, Londor.
!u.!.! C.ebts. But Ie had icver married.
.:nd aripareutly no one was ef-o
ainent the loss of h's life.'
"Minie ooked extretiely n1teces-lI
in the Irration, but 1 let it all sili
froill my imind as I stoppen his
b~il y to nire1C into the r ogime of
h1e bu1siness anid the ex cint of Its
opeations, which were of chief iter
to me. in iew of iny prosiective
CiIAEPT Elti II.
After the week of' waitl lia
[ .:sed. I entered the store with myV
indint fui! of plians for the fiutirc d
rokillinent of the b n r. M.11.ir
lce (the younger one this timui) took
!meo over the prcmil(, . but on reai
the door viich 'led to the b1asein
h loiw the ,hop, het !tlopid shodl, ai
"'Tis door I shall reiaini the key.
tok has b -een rmoved up
stairs. and wve do not :tntend to utilize
the place. It is very da.p down here.
The (oor I will now locik. aUd i. will
renm:in so LI L thle p'reent. All goods.
that you order puy for oi deiWVery.
We have placed sutticient petty eash
iI the safe to comnicuee wi. I shall
0'! in each morninig wit my brother
o ilispect tlhe joo'tS.'
*After he had left. I cmne-wnced to
cicar up. with the heip of miy t1wo as
istants. the traces of stocktaking dr
ing thec previous wee!. After ciozing
at S p. mn.. I took the keys aroziund in
accordance with :instructions. and
.-:Alled for themn or. Tuesday morning. 1
On entering the shop I was surprisettI
to see on the sawdust floor faiut marks
of* muddy footsteps. Surely no ene
etbuld have entered durii the iiight, i,
I thought. Everything was i u order I
a1. I had left it. so I soon di smi sed tie I
ma:ttver as a wistake on my part. But
that night i resorted to the tiile-worin
butt cffective, device of tying while cob
ton across the space I iumgined had ,
been traipsed ovcr duriug %Ioiidzy
night. On Wednesday mior::ing it was
broken. I spokc of it to my employer ,
who said I was suffering from a hail
eination probably, as no bur.:!ar would
enter without disturbing the goods. i
and that as long a the imagined in- ,
truder contined his attentions to saw-t
dust he did not mind ruch sirreptitious e
visits in the least. Buit during that T
day I found :. key to fit the door lead
:in lbelow the shop. and als~o procured 3
:t duplicate key locking the front eni
trance of the shop. Until the eveuing (
-1rrived I suppressed mys curiosity to (
itilize the key I had found aind inspect t
:he mysterious basement belov: the y
shiop. because of the presenc:e of myt
issistani:. We all left :' . S j'. m1.. :s15
istuai. and I delive'red up tlhe keys.
t .etained t he d upie:tes. I told n
lI innie an hour after that I felt (crtain ?
utru~ders .. :d nightiy visited the shop a1
[was in charge of. and that in nmy n
-mirlloyers' interests myi determ~inatiton o
Sstay in it all night to aiwait develi- h
sinenits mutst be put ino iimmetd:i te
ition. She prote~ated. but I was lirm. g,
td left hier with insit'uc ions to go .y
aher offiee the next morning via the d
treet in which the store was situated. .5
Lit. was not open. she w::t: to go bactk s
mid ask her father to p~rocurei a key a
md go dIownt to tile basemient. Into) '
hat (1111 and dreary celltr i erept
lout 11 p. m.. after carefully closing
id locking all other doors i-hind iu('.
. glanced aro-' ( with the aid of the
:istening light afforded b~y a~ pocket a~
''etrie lamp. It apparenttly '-onttie
:othing httt empty cas'.s. lidlc'ss tin-.
td broken confectioneroy hattlrs. But -
itmy astont~ihaen thu red tile whtich
md t constituted the floor luol boe~n
everd up and heaped togethler ini the
7Urrners. ~in one of which I coutld dis
inguish. as my eyes beeanm:: used top
he lack of light, a set of gardenin
miplemuents. Their presencle pr-obabi
tecouted for the evidences of dige:i
:pparenit. While standing there su
nnating, 1 heard th~e fronit door of k
he shio' open :lt nu i :se. ;tnd subdued a
m'ices on the floor above. In ;- few g
weonds I had hidden imy:-elf in an t
';p~ty barrel, and ptulled a sack;. whichi b
nia hecen carelessly thrown over tihe
iarirel. into at bette:- position. Sea~rcely y
ad this been arrangal when two mien
:ieO inito thec elhar with atn gil burn-c
.lii cyele lampll alight. Throtugh
envenient hole iln the barrel. I per t
:ived them to be MIr. 1aulrice senior t
md his brother. Fuliling a paper fronm
lpceket the eider c :-ead cut
uethy. as if to himself:a
"', Edward 31aurice, have this dayl
auied beneath the basrmenit of iy e
'tiees at - gold coin and dian:onds.
the value of ?20.0M.. If I ;e vmr :e
ni-n fromi South Africa alive. which cl
olony I am no"- goinig to visit, the
aid sp~ecie .shall becomec the propety y
f whoever is tenant ini this hous~e ten
~crs from ablove date
Now vt:t that papPer away. t
C.i:ares.' said Ycxley (the' yountger
th twom. 'ou have recad that alotid
tie a hundred times during the
ionth it has been in our possessIon.
's start (igginl.'
'All right. MIr. Gatrdencr. so we I
wil!. All blessings on the servant who
knocked that little box vf une's~ ont
to the floor and revealed that secret
partition containing this nmessaige. She
:ould iatve spatred us her apologies y
"A.; they raked utiP earth. COn-s
versation was continued in subdued
tones, and from the sentences which
were audible to me. I could deduCe the
history of the exciting testament I had
just heard. It appeared that the two
gents were ner- ews of a :dr. Edward
i\aurice. the diaton merchant who
hd rented the premises years ago.
Their father had atoien the heart of
a young lady wvho was once erigalged
to thieii uncle. and married her. A .
vow of re-vage had been taken by~
Ediward 3Maurice, tand the estrange-j
ient had continued even after t hel
birth of his erether's scrr. wvhom nell
it by 1.'!I :ae: l.~
I1 :it'( 01' :IT'T. I I L .1
!c; 1 ' 1 N.:;'..!.,,'w 1;1 .
42 ll v, -:tl' j.
1'.t! T hi l-t i
.4.0 fli i 200, )l' 7 CN';I'-'dY
cy. oxill:iil ly. :1-S 124. cl-n:111.w frl11
)11, i:Ind 1.) dli olil.'s vo 44raLzmi.-;si1:r
lc Ife2 1 a S) both1 C111 'taI; 141
'livy uond.s dlod .iixI*'I'o.
Inid I Nih 1 ti'ot Ililiilloli lrcistl(4.kl
I.(1 ~ 1il~i Of'i I. 1la niatIenoll
t) rcgret thik iubillant ('I,44.':% 101'
...'hvics kidk (3.41 Lci z~li:l inLd
,otilit POider. .Ouit C Wichit] I1'1
illicl'Cd( I)t th 111 aP r Iliig. Ti. e
lirotigli 111C' srav('S of miy barn"'t' whvLrti
11 11i%. C1ilIII~1j? 110Silil W'it.- 4 '.f1 a
in 1)eic 1 2OV' C.a ihit :IdN.4.82
i indllut po'.fl futile. au (I tlso,)%
"IWiezS. III aI 11iae flic :.Ck wvaiS
Udit'lbbi Off. and :I smail"ie14:
)ist4Jl pi'a ed nz lily 4(l'.:.:1.li'o : Ie
uic!?. I collumnflOC;! to4~iik';f
Ilolgie': for. lily !4t'.* 41 tht.
o paiI5siveIy suiic t) i-wilig l($11ii ,
-h..!li INvi h a1 Curd 22441~i 4
l1scilit case: I *ker'chivf 'w.oS Iidov4tr
iiy J5 so that A.-oiiling w.V.. l!ij1(e
*ovyon o in 13&'i41 w4LagdL t;
all onily Whyss You' all)'iU
al do no' illove 111:11 -pitss at .' '
mowv ot you~tr it)X!0 144 c,, o1f)42 I:.,
aitt0ercS t s. WVe calot stop f) 14' '[Iilli
luil presemaC, t'X4*&ft to tell you.- that
llis, gol0( is ours byriht and :1isio
t I beque-t I vyiCCi1iugIe~
aw is i0(4 rpoll(r-aU- All 0o4Cr;::hol fit:*
I. andL fol'unws 1)1! Se ,ijeU !(!St ovel,
i'ihfl clals 2-. 14ooi avoid1 ll *'i'l IN'4'
'INht, lui:in Itlis rous.1l . AN't v1i'~ il 1,1
tock :Indtl~~r~ w xill Jprsc('. 0:
vithl-pa ifl !-,I a ppr 4'e:ai lwl or yol
!olt. bu t ,;t ro n Io u s svr'i'lC . :i I.
irtly beealrso wie dio4 no) wvish At wn i;
hu a isl v:; e1T'cc1. Ive ' l.'.Il"
nd a nsgeto y 'V Ve:I t 'r
Skll,-~ iie' tv (call i:It ;)Ill. ]:(tekl fo4' Ilt,
cy of this Store. .-"v tlhat -till - w
hall 01 nainz1 *ttii14:1. >:: in
in .1 strict sja':wc( (i:n Tlhis 111:1tt !. 'C1
url' o's will iw yoill!"S. Fil '..i~ U
"-x'y tayed in ;nmr' (:Vlh in! I Ilell
I OUTIHE R 4V!
S 'ClC~S 0/- iN. yES7 7:2 TIH PL. NT
Vt h P)slace 4. %W1. It - -
Tt D 'at C.C ttn
er, o .xmvrivia le i : n
O y ill rd e ilo':l
useful :OUt wily~ use of*J veii('-ttu .:
fibhers. fithierto aCl : nt ng
(eiitont on at cornmtjteia! sele in * .\de
andlhL otl her sutroia biuti ite
provenI t ani l* faiuv-. A Ynien14.1C
of 1,.ritishi cot n It.anu11!: t Urerk1,
1.ackel by un . 1 imited I . h:I -.
u d experimn I 111 in 1 pi itions 0 i n
various .frican (o1n!~. t it vy
ca:S thte ann so zwrvi':i '.uIildt
be !aid down in I :niyIngih jeorte
Cent :It prices of ott iws cents ofr
pouIId above the !%*(%:!-.; r i
A~tnf-iican ewcoan. Th Piv ~ f h
.\friennl entiton was - on:e4rfro
to thl-: Americamn ibe'r.
niThe wor's consupilon) andV 1"'' -
creasing, it a much fvster r mtt hm
tte worl's polplation it i etai
theon that "lte de-1mnd for rhlo imduc
:1 .\merican tento'it-l. w; ilN inue
to inareve kind w ;o InCe s
deanird mush com :l increee pi
Cotton i aliost z ide:! imne"
or surplus cirop. Untle inteli-: eu, til
anlid good mC umenll t. zotto Is a safs
ndsuroe moiney-makee.v, Bu, ''"good
lmianahement does nol vonsi t inl "tsin
gle crop" planting-. SudeL11 crop farm
ing o' whatever kind i a speeles of
gambling in which thle utis re al;
against -:he player.
Cotioe. phinting," by wh.n.iren
uth exclnsive and cnu utiva
tion of cothon on the slmp 1e land as
Ion.-, as the crop -will yield' enloul~gh to
ick. oas ruined thousan( of acres of
ee fertile land. and distigured tlie
cottonl regionl withi torn1 and11llie
old fields. This type of on-rwn
has beer an ntu i rse to hi
The most profitabl hi-tfactory ss
tel off in the t i on tu t *lit is
01ne in lochitieh conton cmles o the
not oftener lthan oCel(( every throu
ers. Fo r and ive year rotations
tre better still. The crops to be i
cluded in the rotation nimst dlia'er1 with,
solls, localities and the( inslez of the
farmer. The chief enevrshould be
to make the farm self-sstining wvith
ut couitiig the area in votton. Cot- I
ton should be the' surplus,. or "savings
bank." account. In such a system.
when the market is too tow the farmer
simply stores and holds his crop unti!
prices rise. In arranging I gxod 10a
tion for upland sections of the cotton
beit. the following :crop<- ar'e 11 :t :I it
able: Corn, winter oats. wilter' wheat.
orhums (sweet and non-sacthar'ine).
sweet ptatoes. peanuts anid cowpens.
As a rule, it will he more profitable to
:epend iupon leguminouis erops fot'
ay and pasture, or a1 nzutr of such
ith winter oats. than to lay down1
otton fields in temporary or short
In the cotton region rte soil should
e kept at work atll the year* rouni.
are must be taken that the soil dot's
iiot becme acid. To insure this piow
ey. watter'y slaked lime. at the rate
f 000 or 3000 pountds per acre. should
e :applied. and smaller doses aifter
-1op) of greenH mnarite was tur'ne-l
Th'le intelligent fttrme:r should. on
ml 11n-it:ts of his lleids. var'y tl-w
unioun~t of fertilizer applied to his ciro)'
ind( use 'etver tlende vort~ to determiine
the m'aximum feedinag eapacity of the
5oi an cr (opIs. lHe -hold'11 then feed'
p to th-e limit with the three impur
tant mineral plant footIs. t- wit: Po
tsh. phosphiorie atcidl and limte.
The rollowingr :11re fttomulaS for c'orn'
ind ('1ottv. n l w itch hate b4efn 10ound~
:isfattory by fatrmerS in North Car
lurnt a ..h..............-. 0
ix :and aply~i fromt 1200 to 2(110u
potrdms 1pe:- nre.---erCil d M'i aIhby.
uperiment station Work With Aspar:tre
5:: :wri ;;ii more( or' less n:'n
luins) lSWl whih h lon been oftN
tereSt is thei uite ot commI iercial fert in:
trs hn this crop). 'The' cr'oi)
the ui yt binastiUt rltivl thi Phi
ritcesi. an it is uon'. theo h
(he lrI in'tngeta rerny good look
at r hair bumt it'siadeed blossnd,
l cl ria g fPres sp n n. l'n
"Whe. oit was Diogene:"sai the;e
outhfuil sdet i ogenes, ery.
on, ansrwcuer n prhe irae hdi
rctr, beds the orinal investig-n
ng comite.' '-Washinton Star
orh von and this timas rigth nutes
Bits of eBrgtess.tee~i
H I Din' gta vrygod oo
isn' ituSh-Well-er-es( but a lit
lI Prnesst.a .1wiltbo
"W h wasCLt)Vtl Diogenes?'' sadwheI
son,' ansereld At nsracedi
ret'r, "ws the oiiaria invesigad
in comithtere'-Washingto Star
De h Luhe-Weee, it ticae 'tm
n'--n'-n a 'elity. a'ri. I anna eook
'itiommv "whehe hesma exetud tom be
nna his pa a nehckr- kid.'' i
';,R w [OCMT? f? 8!U,3% R
i Ir k!n4 Iv : h: ,
:i-leal tenp nti2q-in
lih!L .n!ture o :: ar:a~s 5:aho uI S
'ion is iwnei ed. ::nol winr'- hdcr
with ileart i r n 4ady l : ill wr ,,- l' :!ye -
full purpos. esp:i ::: in kee;i pinad 1
.\A to 1the ejn.-.in of the fec of v:
i:1 iune season, the Delawar S yttion t.
prt- resul ii of* asp~ "agus fertil7:
Itii iitrt o sia. in whi ea e
If lnitraton ia ie 11,1i1 1) in)o r Io !".
b, t v1Rhode Ilald. 'Alih!ned i1s. 1*
)irate 11a profln of. Ilf..
At the New .Tersey Staiong. on es:
t (nsive' triais. co4veringZ several ye:w-8.
\V ienty tons5 of stabl m': inu'ie p)er :0er'.
lhe mrost valuali inret' e per ur it
of cost wa~s obtained friomI the use of
per Oet. of nitrog4!en,1 T.7 ite (Cen. of
avilable phosphore . ad 1 .141 '.:33 per
ic:1. of potash. used at 1h1 :te Of
.100 pounds pPer nee:inn aninrel
of any of the ine-is dht noin
crease the returns.
To sumuarizo thec wtoirk o1 t 1:
tions. the work indilated that salt my
be used to advantage on small beds.
that the use of iitarate is uiprofitale
for giving an increased cut of' stalks.
the same season: thaIt colmmell4'rCial fer
ilizer with a 1 high potasi content. If
tie' land is in good eoid*e)n. is 1h
a;iy superi'or to barnyar1l nutire.
I&oper Way of Drenching.
To drench a htorse' put a good i1er
pon him-not a ridle. for: the bit i:
le mouth will be in lte .way of01 the
latile in giving e liledici ne: 1.ake- a
liow line or a piee of rope of th.
-i41les line sizc nid m-l:: ke a saionary
loop in d one o abo net )1W foot lonz:
this loop under the 1. 50ose of the' Lalter
ind around the uippor .'aw-that is. the
outh: back the horso in a sail! or in
c orner and pit the fr.c end of the
rope over a beam or throt:gh : nt
r pulley. and raise the heall so thlt
the mloith is Jnst a little higher than
he throa0.t. TIs rope should never b
nade, fast. but hold so, timt the heald
mn:ty be promptly lowered if the horse
;hows any tendency to cough or 1:
tie. There should be noL exception to
his rule. no mljatter bow much medi
-ne there may be inl theO mouth-addi
i4)nal1 medicine c::n Ihe supplied more
-isiy than a horse or muile dead of
strangulation en n he replaced. A!
11o(St anly sort of ai bottle' may: he used.
9te made of mneht. leather or horn is
o'd. becaiuso unhre'akablei. but amn o)r
linry inlt bottle' will serve the
>irpose well. A sm111 4quantity: o;
twdicine-two to four taleslpo(onfuls
:~ould he l.C1pore onf tint- 1ionoe by -
:rting the nec of 01' hou)1. Iin: the
-ie of thle 1mou1th wh-rc there ::n-e 2:o
.e'dhi to break li.:a:n h then the hoti le re
rovd from the o4utlh unii the horsel
tvlior5. T.> ti:k8e him swatlw1 it
1ntly. pinc heis Ithronit. imur water
ls olnr ceh)t his; nosuls in n
tvi!h case ai;ct safty ;y r'1ubingr thie
of of is mou4'th with! 1he tiniaer or4
he nieck of the b ot ile..hi. cause
ie horse to4 more)V his ton:.m;e. wh ich
-aies)4' theO meien back 0 int~o the
J'roat and swallowii~t takes. pae.
aet of Agriculture. Ra:ligh.
The nests for the early sitters
1105e whichl take 14toV brooding ini thes
Vihtr timle. slitOuIld~ br-mo.1:: dee'p and i
rd. with te nlemingh ma teril wvei
p at the sides. "' a- to ee 1iC'1ti.
."'gs troml geltin Li fr.emi under0 thte
The chie. reiso:i why -. sitter breaks
?er' 1gg i herause te nlest is SO
mrl::ll that the eg... le oo close to
:ehr a:tid me t n e a heavy
.oin1~1g backt on them af ter feeding.
Te early sitt"r will hatch more
elekensh from'i eier-'n or :I artee'n ee
han SheL wVill from lifte or'1 moreIi~'. br
- use she caui cover flem more secure
y, :31n4 s4o eiTh' of 21:00 will '04 G2
Ies thatl wvi!! ihave the deep. broadt
eStl suge'o"-.. wii atch :all fertile
''even in the ve'ry eolde.s t weat'Oher.
1.rm ('0o41. and! ?~I hear lse conine
n u.tt muchl beer1 1.han1 those4 wVhich
n-e 11 teched ini moreV :ild. or warmeri0
w:'n her. lRut. at !:halini time. they
oild nit he iemoVei fron the nest.
mti1 thie veryV h': 'ine to h:atchi has
'101 froml the hell fully weli! -four'
Fortune-tellers are seldom able to
pick out fortunes for themselves.
When a man challenges compari
son he has to fight against big odds.
It's as easy for most women to be
ood as it is for some men to be
Evereybo dy says the love of mon
ey is the root of all evil, but nobody
Teacher-.Johnny, can you tell me
e names ~o the rivers in the
1 iited States. Johtnny-No, ma 'ah.
b 1t 1 (ein tell youl all de swimmmeS
Ia cs.-E xchange.
There are too maniy willing to take
G ld ' provision if theyV can refuse
There are too many folks seeking
Uod in nature and4 leaving their
'nid" book~s at home.
The ( reator made many flowers
blt ne'ver made one that feels at
.: in .a hce anienU.
itAKED IPPLE Pil)lDN6.
Preti :nd core -uticiemf :aples of
i:foiri size to crowd closely together
iii :t weli-buttered bakinri dish, nil
eeutres with quinfe jelly ail 11ke uni
til tender. but not brokqn. Put a
I'. irtih of a ('upj of buter aitd 1half a
cup of nillk in 1 saucep'aln over the
:Ire. :nd when hoilin.; idd half : Vui
of iour and stir rigo:ousl until the
imixturii falls from the sIde-. Crea:n
in 1 a futirtlh of :1 elM of Wutter
andll a fir:tl of a eup of -ug :n then
add in siccession the yolk, of three
s, a tablespoon of lorun uic thie
1:cokedl mixtiitur and the stitfly laten
whites of thre( eggs. Pour the mix
tur' Over the apples :nil bake one
hour in a nioderate oven. Serve with
fairV lmter. Reat togei:or ialf a
cuip of butter and a1 cup of sugar until
ley are very wiite and lighit, add
w) iab)lespoons of cream and lavor
with vanilla. Put into a mould and
let stand in a cold place ait hour or
iore to harden.--Gocd loisekeeping,
Every experienced <:oo'L on the farm
knows how nccessary it is to have
juite a tariety to cook from,. so that
kleac'l day- rations may njt be the
same. This variety is most needed
durinig the heat of summer. as the
working inen's appetites are affected
by the heat. We find that sausage is
a good change in the meat lino. and
if canned is as ;zood as fresa from the
butcher. much cheaper.a nd can he had
when desired. Let the sausage stand
a few( days after first made to prevent
them from .mrsting. and then fry in
a kettle of lard. The lard shou'l be
hot before the sausage i. .:t into it.
Trrn the sausage several U:mes. stick
ig them with a fork each time. This
lets the hot. air out of thcmu which pre
vents them from bursting. We find
zhat by smoking nome of them. before
annilg. makes :I govo change in the
Lauge. Do not let then sit around
unil old before fryil-. Aft:r they
:re (ooked ilirougih pla-e in tin eNIs.
fill up1 with 1:1ot fat aud1 seal.-India!na
Velvet iat hs bcom cruediul may
. eIstored b)y piaiig tile linen side
'ver a bein of hot water.
1.1 you put a few drops of the oi of
sa.,safras in t!w: places frequented by
oisek ants you will have no0 moe trou
bie from thema.
ied ants disiike sulphur. and if it is
spri-kled in places they frequent they
4um camphor sprinkled arounild the
h:aunts of mice will keep theni away.
A soft chamois -kii soaked i-n cold
water and then wrung nearly dry is
te ideal duster. It can be used on thle
finest furniture andi it will leave a
iian. bright surface.
Table linen: in order to brig out the
;right gloss tilat makes it attractive
should lbe damlpened considerabhly.
Whien closing the house for a long
period park silver in dry htour. with
knives. forks :ind spoonis kept together
ud arra;nged- in layerse. wIth flour be
ween. Thl sil ver will remnain i.rrfect
y~ bright and untarnished.
W\hien was~hing woolenls the proper
:iy to dry themi is to hang theni out
ma die line. withiout wVringin~g ourt any
f the water. Dried in this way the
'riiage is very little.
Al. eeol is excellent for cleaning
piano keys, jewelry. anid one's spec
A sirong solution of gelatine anid egg
white is said to make ani excellent
Keep a small box 1iil witih quick
lime ini a pantry: and ce'ir: it will keep)
tle air dry and pure.
Furs that become -greatsy can be
rubbed with turpentine previous to
rieaning with warm bran.
A piece of asbestos. to lbe puit under
aiyhinig cookiing that is likely to burn,
isavery nandy thin.;- to have in~ the
Crepe de' chine is a very good nma
terial to use for matinees or room
gowns. It wasnes perfectly and is
light and soft to the touch.
Starchi anti iron wide lamp wicks
and wicks for oil stoves. Thiey will
lot thmeni cause, trou'ble in fitting themi
into the butrners.
Copper pans. etc.. should be cleaned
by scouring with a cut lemon dipped
in salt. Then riuse thoroughly in pflre
water, dry and p)olish with a soft cloth.
Avoid toeo he: an oven when cook
ing a turkey. TIne oven shojuld be quite
not when the bird is put in. but after
the outside has5 been scared 'he heat
should be modiied. Ailways roast a
turkey brecast down.
Tired feet shou.ld be well bathed in
warm: wa ter. fo wie.i a little sea salit
has been added. 'Dry thoroughly. and
rub wvith a little lemon juice. It is
wonderful how this treatment soothes
Teapots should be washed and dried
after each na'ix!. and one' a week have
a strong solution of washing soda
poured beoiling into them. This wvill
i~sure deltentecy lavored tea, if prop
To prevent jellies fromn moulding
cover the surface one-tfouth of an inch
lep with powdered sugar. Or. pour
maelted paraltine over when the jelly
Onite cold. This hardens at once.
an is ai:--iighit. Tie a paper over to
keep out the dust.-Table Talk.
The repmt te: haid betn sent to wrIte
p the ohituary of an old :ady.
-- ::.ro 7;:yin out of the oi
.V:'yI ini-h. f : asi tih city cditor
NITE i S TATES Consul
Seri:'rt. at1 Strtfo rd. On
ta rioi. has refused on inter
esigrepet regarz,!ding the
m.ethds being adopted in
that vkiclity to accoiplish
public road improvemen:, fr'oi which
tLe following is taken:
The Provin.a of Ontario ihas sixty
thoIsand miles of country road mlain
taiiied by towh-ipi!) and county coun
cils. Since the ginning of the move
ment for better roads there is a radi
eal improveleint ill the condition of
the roads. The ol way of road im
provemient by statute labor. which has
existed for nearly a century. and did
much during pioneer days to opefn
highways. has been largely superseded
by a more modern systen of a direct
tax rate and closer supervision.
Township control is ufniversai in road
construe;ion. while at the saue time
county .cotnnils have undertaken the
management of a syqten ofi main roads
within the mnnty. The work of the
county councll is devotel chiefly to
legislative functions. and the actual
oversight of work on the grounds is
left to road foremen or overseers. The
county system is aided by the pro
vincial government to the extent of
one-third of the entire cost of construc
tion. During the years of 1903-04
]G:4 miles o main roads were im
proved at an xpenditure of $500.000.
through provincial aid. Modern road
machinery. sucl as grading machines,
stone erushers. is in general use
throughout the province. Natural
gravel beds are numerous. and care is
taken to select the best gravel in the
pit. which. under the modern system,
is placed on the roads after the earth
is consolidated with the roller. Bridges
are now all being built with steel
superstructures. concrete abutments
and concrete floors.
The matter or drainage is given the
greatest atiLention. Where underdrain
age is needed tiles are used. with fre
quent outlts that will lead to natural
tratercourses. Breakers. once so com
mton for carryin- the water from one
side of the road to the other. are en
tireiy ia vndonvd. Concrete culverts
have i:kcn their place, and on the
steep hills. where such surface drain
age is neiceessary. the road .bed. with its
hig'h centre crown. is as smooth as o
the level. In the older parts of Ont
rio road construction has long sinc
passed the early temporary stage. an
ill improvements are mad with a vie
of durability. Perth County. of whic
Stratford is the county seat. has 1
miles of country highways: of this 61
miles are gravelled and are as fine per
manent roads as can be found in any
A source of much trouble and ex
pense to keep country roads oppn in
his latitude for several months of the
inter is the enormous amount of
sowfall. Snow fences, similar to
hose used b)y railroads. arec employed.
l)Ut wire fences are much cheaper and
ive better satisfaction. In the earl
art of the winter snow plows ar
sed. but later in the season they ca
ot cope with the drifts, and many
he roads become absolutely simpas
be. To overcome some of the diffic
tes on snow roads the last provinci
egislature adopted a measure in p
ng all :ct the first section of ida
rovides that: "On and after the e
ng into force of this section no pr
hal~il use on any public highway
ept within the limits of any city a
leigh or other vehicle upon runner
(iaiwn by horses or other animals (ex
ept 'utters) matnufactured after the
irst day of December, 100. unless the
ame is 54) constructed that the dis
ance between theC outer edge of sueh
:uners at the bottom is nlot less than
four feet." The object of this act-to
ave a uniform width of sleigh runners
-is to get a wider track for double
In a letter to the zelectmen of the
towns throughout the State of Connec
ticut. JTames H-. Macdonald. State
[ighway Commissioner. gives some
practical points on repairing roatdways
"'All culverts and gutters should be
cleancd out and aln shoulders on the
roads shouldi be pared down so thaut
they shall he below the trav-eled por
tion of the highway. This will permit
of the water running off into thle gut
ter. Gravel roads should hatve a lit
tle gravel piaced on the marks in
the centre of the road and in the ruts.
If this is not done at this season no
good will result, All loose stones
shuid b~e removed fronm macadanm
rod~s with the back of at rake, not the
teeth. Loose stomres injure a road as
muc'h as atny one thing, because they
are driven into the~ surface and break
"Where the stone is beginning to
show though a little spiinters or chips ~
of stone should be applied to form a
cushion, This cushion should not be
mor'e than three-fourths of an inch
thick. No sprinkiing or rolling is nec
:ssary. A ton of splinters will suffce
for from 250) to 300 square feet. AR
ordinary farm 'roller, weighted down
and run afer the road after loose stones
are removed, will improve it. It is not
necessary to use screeings on a stone
road, as they only furnish dust in dry
weathier. If the road is watched,
new surface will not be necessary, a
it will not have the chance to get
They Benefli- AlU.
"We should recollect that in the
reopment of our good roads the ci
while contributing. are directly ben
ing the rural communities, and wl
there has been no opposition to
beneficent plan for good highways.
the rural communities have reapecd
direct benefits and the cIties the
i re('t adva ntag~es."--Formerl G over:
Odell, in an address at the Alb.
County (N. Y-) fair.
The lnoctor's I>aughiter.
"rp: ):. e'nn you' lix dlolly': I opera:
ont er an alfl~:i be:' utensins arc conta.?
I eory comesC fr'omi other :mo~rers thaau