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when Madge proudly showed him
the result of her bread baking,
"this work is coming pretty heavy
on you." """
. "Oh, JohV declared Madge,
VI love it."
"I was thinking that perhaps
we had better induce the old
folks to settle in town and give
up the farm the' can afford it."
"Oh, John! give up the dear
old home? Don't think of it,"
jleaded Madge. "We are get
ting along splendidly. Why, I
heard father say to mother yes
terday that the little delicacies I
made for him were making him
well faster than the doctor's med
icine. Then mother said I 'was
the best nurse ;n the world.. Think
of it poor little me !"
That evening, after Madge had
given them some music on the
biano, John drew a paper from his
pocket covered with figures.
J ''Father," he said, "there are
the returns from the eighty-acre
fceld. I find that my 'scientific
nonsense' as you call it, has
Drought in more than all the rest
Df the farm put together, with
lialf the usual help."
"John," exclaimed the old man,
after staring stupidly at the
paper, "it's like a dream!"
"Stubborn facts, father," de
clared John, cheerily. "Now I've
got a proposition to make. You
and mother have worked hard
enough for one lifetime. Let me
run theVarm. Madge will get a
strong hired girl to do the rough
"If my -own little, efforts only
suit!" broke m Madge wistfully.
"Suit!" cried the old mar..
"Why, this broken limb of mine
has just been luxury with the fine
feeding you've given me. And,
look at ma all perked up with
the collar and apron you made.
Why, last night I caught her
humming over one of those old
time tunes you play for us, just
like she used o when she was a
Mrs. Green reached over to
Madge and pulled her towards
her. She drew the fair face down
to her own and kissed her softly,
her eyes humid and grateful.
"Yes, Madge is a jewel," she
"She is better than that!" cried
old Farmer Green "she's a
Axle Grease Stains.
Everyone is likely to get axle
grease off a carriage or wagon
wheel on, their clothing at some
time. Try this method. Sponge"
the spots with a mixture of equal
parts-alcohol and ether. Wipe dry
with old lirien. That removes the
dirt. To take out the grease
which is still remaining scrape
French chalk to a powder and
rub it well into the spots on the
wrong side of the goods. Hang
up the wearing apparel for a
couple of days before brushing
the powder off.
"The doctor said he would put
me on my feet again in two
"Well, didn't he do it?'
"Yes, he did, indeed. I had to
sell my bicycle to pay his bill"