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Fran arrives at Hamilton Gr~.gory's
home In Littleburg but finds him absent
conducting the choir at a camp meeting.
Mab repairs thither in search of him.
laughs during the service and is asked to
leave. Abbott Ashton. superintendent of I
schools, escorts Fran from the tent. He 1
tells her Gregory Is a wealthy man.
deeply interested in charity work, and a
pillar of the church. Ashton becomes
Vratly interested in Fran and while tak
Ila leave of her, holds her hand and Is
seen by Sapphira Clinton. sister of Rob
ert Clinton. chairman of the school board.
Fran tells Gregory she wants a home
with him. Grace Noir. Gregory's private
secretary, takes a violent dislike to Fran
and advises her to go away at once.
Fran hints at a twenty-year-old secret.
and Gregory in agitation asks Grace to
leave the room. Fran relates the story
of how Gregory married a young girl at
Springfield while attending college and
then deserted her. Fran Is the child of
that marriage. Gregory had married his
present wife three years before the death
of Fran's mother. Fran takes a liking to
Mrs. Gregory. Gregory explains that
Fran is the daughter of a very dear friend
who is dead. Fran agrees to the story.
Mrs. Gergory Insists on her making her
home with them and takes her to her
In the meantime old Mrs. Jefferson
had been looking on with absorbed
attention, desperately seeking to tri
umph over her enemy, a deaf demon
that for years had taken possession of
her. Now, with an impatient hand.
she bent her wheel-chair to her daugh
ters side and proffered her ear trum
"Mother," Mrs. Gregory called
through this ebony connector of souls.
"This is Fran Derry, the daughter of
Mr. Gregory's dear friend, one he used
to know In New York, many years be
fore he came to Littleburg. Fran is
an orphan, and needs a home. We
have asked her to live with us."
Mrs. Jefferson did not always hear
aright, but she always responded with
as much spirit as if her hearing were
never in doubt. "And what I'd like
to know," she cried, "Is what you are
asking her to give us."
Grace Noir came forward with quiet
resolution. "Let me speak to your
mother," she said to Mrs. Gregory.
Mrs. Gregory handed her the tube,
somewhat surprised, since Grace made
it a point of conscience seldom to talk
- to the old lady. When Grace Nolr
disapproved of sany one, she did not
think it right to conceal that fact.
81aince Mrs. Jefferson absolutely re
fused to attend religious services, al
leging as excuse that she could not
hear the sermon, refusing to offer up
the sacrifce of her fleshly presence
as an example to others-Grace disap
proved most heartily.
Mrs. Jefferson held her head to the
trnmpet shrinkingly, as it afrald of
getting her ear tickled.
Grace spoke quietly, but distinctly.
as she indicated Pran-"You know
bow hard It is to get a good servant in
Littleburg." Then she returned the
ear trumpet. That was all she had to
Pran looked at Mr. Gregory.
He bit his Up, hoping it might go
The old lady was greatly at sea.
Muheb as she disliked the secretary,
her news was grateful "Be sure to
stilplate," she said briskly, "about
wheeling me around In the garden.
The last one wasn't told in the begin
hls, and had to be paid extra, every
tme I took the air. There's nothing
Mke an anderstanding at the begina
IPran walked up to Orace Nolr and
book back her hair tn the way that
Orace particularly disliked. She mid:
"Nothing like an understandtng at the
beginnlng; yes, the old lady'e right.
Good thing to know what the trouble
is, s well aknow how It1l hit us. I
gue I'ma the trMable for this housae
bet I' gOag to hit it as the daughb
ter of an old frtieand, and not as a sernv
eat. I'm Just about as Independent uas
Patrick Henry, Miss Notr. I'm not re
apoulble for being born, but it's my
eatiook to bold en to my equality."
"Pranl" excaime Mrs. Gregory,.
in mild rpoo.
Grace looked at IMrs. Gregory and
ething could have exceeded the saint
iaes of her expression Insulted, she
was enjoygn to the full her pious sat
isAletion of martyrdom.
"Dear Mrs. Oregory," said Fran
adly, "Fm sorry to have to do this,
but itt ent as if you were adopting
a peniaesa orphan. I'm adopting a
home. I want to belaong to somebody,
and I want people to feel that they
have somethling when they have me."
"I rechkon they'll know they've got
somethang," remarked Stmon Jeffer~
DANGERS TO THE EYESIGHT
Aildents to Machiniets and Stone
etters Might Be Avoided by Use
"I believe," said Dr. Myles 8tandish
Shis lectare at the Harvard Medlcal
haeol, aecordins to the Boston Tran
eerlpt, "that it is a crime to have
pilated siessors about In any house
'ld In wlhiceh there are children under
g yers of age. Children will lav
,plb play with scissors; they fre
tf all on the poaints and puncture
esad oftean the wound. while
| andneas, i- teo smarl to
by the mother.
i g s polAp t ofd dnpger to he eye
l tii pipdin g ettl on stel
u hmSpI. ent jvere, eventualy
SSe rl Machinists and
am with aLdmilar acen
lait he pba e to per
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f son, shooting a dissatisfied glance aa '(
Fran from under bushy brows.
Fran laughed outright. "l'm goii,
s to like you, all right." she declared. lI
"You are so human." h
It is exceedingly difficult to nmain- h
e tain satisfaction in silent martyrdom.
Grace was obliged to speak, lest any y
one think that she acquiesced in evil.
D "Is it customary for little girls to roam p
the streets at night, wandering about c
the world alone, adopting homes ac
r cording to their whims?" r
"I really don't think it Is custom
o ary," Fran replied politely, "but I'm fi
not a customary girl." At that mo- t
ment she caught the old lady's eye. It r
was sparkling with eloquent satiefac- a
tion; Mrs. Jefferson supposed terms b
of service were under discussion Fran v
laughed, grabbed the car-trumpet and I
n called, "Hello. How are you?" h
d When an unknown voice entered the a
1- large end of the tube, half its mean- a
n Ing was usually strained away before Ii
f the rest reached the yearning ear I
I. Mrs. Jefferson responded . eagerly, li
"' "And will you wheel me around the b
"- garden at least twice a day?" c
Fran patted the thin old arm with 1
d her thin young hand, as she shouted, u
I. "I'll wheel you twenty times a day. d
of if you say so!" c
d "But I do not see-saw," retorted the s
s- old lady with spirit.
Is Gregory, finding Grace's eyes fixed I
e on him searchingly, felt himself
pushed to the wall. "Of course,' he I
r said coldly, "it is understood that the I
h daughter of-er--my friend, comes I
'e here as a-as an equal." As he r
e found himself forced into definite op
'e position to his secretary, his manner
grew more assured. Suddenly it oc
et curred to him that he was, in a way,
ir atoning for the past.
"As an equal, yes!" exclaimed his
P, wife, again embracing Fran. "How j
le else could it be?"
Ik "This is going to be a good thing
ir for you, if you only knew it." Fran
at said, looking into her face with loving I
e- Hamilton Gregory was almost able
ii- to persuade himself that he had re
at ceived the orphan of his own free t
ip choice, thus to make reparation. "It
e is my duty," he said; "and I always
p- try to do my duty, uas I see it." 4
"Would you like to know more about I
"me?" r sked coaldentialy of Mrs.
It is e "
"Do tell mein." e ed his we.
MGreory. but occeionally seading a
artiv laes t r hsbn "He
Wad mets a olase onfdent, ardlly o Mrs.
'V Gregory torned pale "I don't think
Sith her half- mighty
r "Do tell me!" Ephraimed his wifeho
S "Father and mothertin married secret
ly," Frsa said, solely addressing Mrs.
SGrmothery but ooe loaaly sending a
furtivhe glaneo to his fat her husband "He
ad was a collegostudent, boarding wa
t- his coueerything ewhyo and one or rothers
e son.ther was a millionair orphn Walld livstreet.
t- with her huncle wa mghty crustywell
old man, Uncle fepralm was who
non strike onbecause theit or employer triedople'
ito force them to wear glasses, ariedn thrnd I
an eye through a premature exptlon theiron
,of dynamite'd go toback to the same work
ad Ioeerye the other eyand come or moe
a" So lae ent, ' which occurs only inf
people ovther asforty years of a mllonair on, may beet.
Sotranked ar's unes cident, stye it led i
t ion that a person begue their employer tried
to oThere o them to wear glases, and I
Sinh pan a quarrthe eyesman whch If not at
tendedye thro at once, will c premature eptotalion
o "The ddat go bac to the sameih warn
ad people that ther eyes are beoas
seriously arected byhch oerwork, digeonly in
i people cre latory edistar o ae, is se
l ned a ranbow halodent, This haloIt is ins
etrks a momeatch at eelght or deeplooks at Mo
Stio tht a gers fonr im.to go ind.
Icr There comew as an rIntantaneoua od
A ing min ner the eye, wich if not at
S"me danger signal, hich warns
'oo, but he didn't enjoy anything ex
ept religion. When he wasn't at G
•hurch-he went 'most all the time-- it
he was reading about it. Mother said b
he was most religious In Hebrew,. but b
he enjoyed his Greek verbs awfully." p
Grace Noir asked remotely, "'Dd k
you say that your parents eloped?" f.
"They didn't run far," Fran Fx- p
plained; "they were married in the n
county, not far from Springfield-"
"I thought you said." Grace inter- h
rupted. "that they were in New York." q
"Did you?" said Fran politely. "So a
father graduated, and went away to I
tell his father all about being mar- a
rled to Josephine Derry. I don't know d
what happened then, as he didn't come
back to tell. My mother waited and s
waited--nd I was born-and then d
Uncle Ephraim drove mother out of v
his house with her tiny baby-that's %
me-and I grew to be-as old as you
see me now. We were always Lunt- o
ing father. We went all over the v
United States, first and last-it looked b
like the son of a millionaire ought to a
be easy to find. But he kept himself v
close, and there was never a clew. h
Then mother died. Sometimes she t
used to tell me that she believed him d
dead, that if he'd been alive he'd have a
come for her, because she loved him e
with all her soul, and wrecked her c
whole life because of him. She was t
happiest when she thought he was v
dead, so I wouldn't say anything, but a
I was sure he was alive, all right, as t
big and strong as you please. Oh. I c
know his kind. I've had lots oq expe- I
"So I'd suppose," said Grace Noir
quietly. "May I ask-if you don't
mind-if this traveling about the Unit
ed States didn't take a great deal of I
"Oh, we had all the money we want
ed," Fran returned easily.
"Indeed? And did you become rec
onciled to your mother's uncle?" 4
"Yes-after he was dead. He didn't I
leave a will, and there wasn't anybody 4
else, and as mother had Just been
taken from me, the money just natu
rally came in my hands. But I didn't i
need it, particularly."
"But before that," Grace persisted;
"before, when your mother was first t
disinherited, how could she make her i
"Mother was like me. She didn't I
stand around folding h r hands and
crossing her feet-she used 'em. Bless
you. I could get along wherever you'd
drop me. Success isn't in the world.
It's in me, and that's a goqd thing to
know-it saves hunting."
"Do you consider yourself a 'suc
cess'?" inquired the secretary with a
"I had everything I wanted except
a home." Fran responded with charm
ing good-humor, "and now I've got
that. In a New York paper. I found a
picture of Hamilton Gregory, and it
told about all his charities. It said
he had millions, and was giving away
everything. I said to myself, 'I11 go
there and have him give me a home'
you see, I'd often heard mother speak
of him-and I said other things to
myself-and then, as I generally do
what I tell myself to do-it keeps up
confidence in the general manager-I
"Dear child," said Mrs. Gregory,
stroking her hair, "your mother dead,
your father-that kind of a man-you
shall Indeed ind a home with us, for
. life. And so your father was Mr.
Gregory's Irlend. It seems-strange."
t "My father," said Fran, looking at
Mr. Gregory inscrutably, "was the best
friend you ever had, wasn't he? You
-loved him better than anybody else in
. the world, didn't your'
a "I--4yes," the other stammered,
a looking at her wildly, and passing his
agitated hand across his eyes, as if
I- to shut out some terrible vision. "yes,
I I-I was--r-fond of-him."
y "I guess you were," Fran cried em
a phatically "You'd have done any
s thing for him."
1 "I have this to say," remarked 81
r mon Jefferson. "that I may not come
; up to the mark in all particulars, and
eI reckon I have my weaknesses; but
I wouldn't own a friend that proved
- himself the miserable scoundrel, the
. weak cur, that this child's father
. proved himself!"
d youth of possibly twenty years. His
I countenance had all the expression of
t his immaculate white suit. except for
Sa look of disgust which he assumed as
k thb baby, in its restlessness, would
touch him with foot or hand. Finally
n he turned toward the woman and in
Squired, in a tone audible to those
n near him:
"Ah, beg pawdon. madam, but has
I. this child anything-ah-ontagious?"
- The nurse was a motherly looking
t- woman. Glancing compassionately at
r Em through her gold rimmed specta
cls she remarked, meditatively:
a "Well. now, I don't know, young
Sman, but-sh-it might be to youe.
Has Polar Trip In View.
d IAther . Widen, M. A.. who recent.
a ly obtained his doctor's degree at the
University of Iowa, will be the first
psychologist to make a polar trip He
will aeeompea the Stefeasson p arty
Serth to estudy the white Bakmo i
Spmrumlmr. Is repmUrsm for the ez
S a -ma Malsmnaseessoaeg
"'And I agree with you," declared te
Grace, who seldom agreed with him
in anything. How Mr. Gregory, the be
best man she had ever known, could
be fond of Fran's father, was incom
prehensible. Ever since Fran had come
I knocking at the door. Grace's ex:alted
faith in Mr. Gregory had been per
plexed by the foreboding that he was wi
not altogether what she had imagined. lo,
Hamilton Gregory felt the chanlge in st,
her attitude. "That friend," he said in
quickly, "was not altogether to be cen- at
Ssured. At least, he meant to do right. st
He wanted to do right. With all the
strength of his nature, he strove to th
do right." as
! "Then why didn't he do right?"' in
I snapped Simon Jefferson. "Why th
i didn't he go back after that young er
r woman, and take care of her? Huh? h(
What was holding him?" es
i "He did go back." exclaimed Greg- a
ory. "Well-not at first, but after- et
ward. He went to tell his father, and pt
I his father showed him that it would "1
never do, that the girl-his wife
wasn't of their sphere, their life, that in
he couldn't have made her happy- bi
that it wouldn't-that it just wouldn't to
t do. For three years he stayed in the ti
mountains of Germany, the most mis- w
i erable man in the world. But his ui
r conscience wouldn't let him rest. It w
I told him he should acknowledge his tl
a wife. So he went back-but she'd dis- cc
t appeared-he couldn't find her-and an
s he'd never heard-he'd never dreamed b
I of the birth of a-of the-of this girl. r,
He never knew that he had a daugh- p
ter. Never!" r
r "Well," said Simon Jefferson, "he's d
t dead now, and that's one comfort. 1
Good thing he's not alive; I'd always a
f be afraid I might come up with him a
and then, afterward, that I might not it
get my sentence commuted to life-im
"Who is exciting my son?" demand- ti
ed the old lady from her wheel-chair. h
t Sinbn Jefferson's red face and staring w
y eyes told plainly that his spirit was up. c'
n "After all," said Fran cheerfully, h
i- "we are here, and needn't bother 11
t about what's past. My mother wasn't e
given her chance, but she's dead now, t
blessed soul-and my father had his h
t chance, but it wasn't in him to be a•
r man. Let's forget him as much as a
we can, and let's have nothing but ii
t sweet and peaceful thoughts about n
d, "It Pleases Others, and It Doesn't I
n Hurt Me."
r. mother. That's all over, and I'm here I
to take my chance with the rest of (
at you. We're the world, while our day
In "What a remarkable child!" mure
n mured Orace Noir, as they prepared to
separate. "Quite a philosopher In
d, short dresses."
is "They used to call me a prodigy,"
if murmured Fran. as she obeyed Mrs.
_, Gregory's gestare inviting her to fol
m- "Now it's stopped raining," Simon
iy Jefferson complained, as he wheeled
his mother toward the back hall
l- "That's a good omen," said Fran,
e pressing Mrs. Gregory's hand. "The
md moonlight was beautiful when 1 was
ut on the bridge-when I first came
he "But we need rain." said Grace Nolr
er reprovingly. Her voice was that of
one familiar with the designs of Prov
is ONE IDEA OF PHILANTHROPY
or Carmen Sylva Says If She Had a
d Million She Would Build Vast
" What curious ideas some people
ehave on the subject of philanthropy.
Carmen Sylva, queen of Roumania, is
as the latest to answer that ancient
" question. "What would you do if you
g were a millionaire?" She would build
t a vast cathedral with chapels in it
- for every religion, and she would also
build an art school As it is only a
•g very small minaority of people who
m. ever go to chbareh or chapel, and those
that do go are usually of the more
comfortable classesa',qt is to be feared
that Carmen pylv ' million would not
at go very far to I Aden human misery.
he Most people ye asked 'themselves
nt what they wo d do if they were mil
els IlIonalrees. the wiser among them
rty have eont led themselves with say
LI lug what t would not do. A reno
s- ltatko to vls nothing to any religious
ag. or mauls.s. wil) a
Idence. As usual, she and Hamilton
Gregory were about to be left alone.
"Who needs it?" called the un
abashed Fran, looking over the banis
ters. "The frogs?"
"Life," responded the secretary som- a
The April morning was brimming
with golden sunshine when Fran t,
looked from the window of her second- d
story room. Eager for the first morn- d
ing's view of her new home, she stared g
at the half-dozen cottages across the tI
street, standing back in picket-fenced
yards with screens of trees before a
their window-eyes. They showed only I
as bits of weather-boarding, or gleam- il
ing fragments of glass, peeping a
through the boughs. She thought ev- t4
erything homelike, neighborly. These o
houses seemed to her closer to the
earth than those of New York, or. at
any rate, closer in the sense of broth- b
erhood. She drew a deep breath of
pungent April essence and murmured: a
"What a world to live in!"
Fran had spoken in all sincerity
in declaring that she wanted nothing
but a home; and when she went down
to breakfast it was with the expecta- u
tion that every member of the family
would pursue his accustomed routine,
undeflected by her presence. She was
willing that they should remain what c
they were, just as she expected to
continue without change; however,
not many days passed before she found r
herself seeking to modify her cur
roundings. If a strange mouse be im- d
prisoned in a cage of ozice, those al
ready inured to captivity will seek to
destroy the new-comer. Fran, sudden
ly thrust into the bosom of a family
already fixed in their modes of thought
and action, found adjustment exceed- t
She did Lot care to mingle with the
people of the village-which was for
tunate, since her laughing in the tent
had scandalised the neighborhood; sho
would have been content never to
cross the boundaries of the homestead.
had it not been for Abbott Ashton.
It was because of him that she acqul
esced in the general plan to send her
to school. It was on the fifth day of
I her stay, following her startling admis
I sion that she had never been to school
I a day in her life, that unanimous opin
tion was fused into expressed com
"You must go to school!"
Fran thought of the young superin i
tendent, and said she was willing.
When Mr. Gregory and the secretary
had retired to the library for the day's
work. Mrs. Gregory told Fran, "I real
ly think, dear, that your dresses are
much too short. You are small, but t
your face and manners and even your 1
voice, sometimes, seem old--quits
Fran showed the gentle lady a soft
docility. "Well," she said, "my legs
are there, all the time, you know, and
Ill show Just as much of them, or
Just as little, as you please."
Simon Jefferson spoke up-"I like
to ms children wear short dresses-"
and he looked at this particular child
with approval. That day, she was
really pretty. The triangle had been
broadened to an oval brow, the chin
was held slightly lowered, and there
was something in her general aspect,
possibly due to the arrangement of
folds or colors-heaven knows what,
for Simon Jefferson was but a poor
male observet-tt made a merit of
Sher very thinness. The weak beart of
fthe burly bachelor tingled with pleas
y ure in nice proportions, while his mind
attained the esthetic outlook of a clam
Ssic age To be sure, the skirts did
Sshow a good deal of Fran; very good-
athey could not show too much.
"I like," tSimon persisted, "to soe
young girls of fourteen or fifteen,
dressed, q to say, in low necks and
Shigh stockinlps La-er-in the airy way
such as they are by nature . . ."
n it was hard to express.
S"Yes," Fran said impartially. "It
pleases others, and it doesn't hurt
"Pran!" Mrs. Gregory exclaimed
Sgazing helplessly at the girl with
something of a child's awe inspired by
venerable years. It was a pathetic ap
r peal to a spirit altogether beyond bha
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Sare incompatible with organizatiotn.
The greatest delight of wealth is in
its opportunities for individual and
beneficent contact with one's fellow
men, for there can be little true char
ity without individual contact between
legivter and receiver. Among the
schemes for spending a million we
should be disposed to place that of
t Cmen Sylva at the bottom of the
list-and then some.
Lace Designs From Spider Webs.
Missionaries in Paraguay more than
S200 years ago taught the native In
Sdians to mako lace by hand. Since
Sthat day the art has greatly develop
Sed, and in certaein of the towns lace
S making is the chief occupation. Al
a most all the women, many children,
Sand not a few men are engaged in this
I- A curious fact with reference to
m the Parauayan laces is that the do
y signs were borrowed from the strange
Swebs woven by the sem-troplal spi
s. dem that abound in that country. A
osrdniagly tiad lie is by the ntlivo
FEEDING OF SOWS AT FARROWING TIIME
Duroc Jersey pigs. The motfer of these pigs raised 32 in tnree Ilittn.
( v A. . ('l .T ( ' iT
When a:, anlilmal prrtse.t. i an abnor-.
mal condition of health there must \
exist a cause, but too often the evnier- r
gies of the keeper are bent so mnuch s,
o, finiding a cure- that the disturlning
cause' is c-tir.rly tn glt-ct'd t
For scours in pigs there moust he a c
cause. Scours being nerely a s- mp- a
toni. The- condition exists inside the fi
digestive tract. It is doubtless a con- o
dition of putrification resulting in the
generation of poisons destructive to t:
the food before it can be assimilated. t
To find a care potent enough to kill 3
and expel the germs of putrification
from the digestive tract, and still not i
Injure the animal, is necessary, but by g
all means the keeper should endeavor v
to discover what caused the presence
of the germs in the first place. g
Everyone has heard of cases of pto- a
maine poisoning and doubtless all
have experienced cases of sour stom
ach; between these extremes there
are many types of fermentation that t
may Infest the digestive tract.
Ptomaine poisoning implies and
demonstrates a nitrogenous article t
upon which to work. What Is called
sour stomach is simply common fer
mentation of the sugar. t
It is well recognized among physi- t
cians and chemists that when organic F
nitrogenous compounds break up the a
simpler compounds are much more
noxious as a rule than those given off t
by the disintegration of a carbohy- a
Prom what has been said it may be
easily deduced that when oil meal d
middlings or tankage putrify in the t
digestive tract of an animal the result
would be more serious than if the ma
terial decomposed were corn. a
Our experience with seven litters of I
pigs during the last two weeks is as e
BUILDING A CONCRETE WALL'
Convenient Method of Constructing
Windbreak for Stock Is Given
in Detail and Illustrated.
A very convenient way to build a
wall for a back-yard fence, or for a
windbreak for stock, Is described by
Cement Age. The wall is built up in 1
panel sections, about 12 feet long, with
a foundation extending three feet in
the earth. Supporting one end of this c
panel, and built up at the same time.
is a large concrete post. The other
end of the panel is keyed into the I
mortise in a similar large post molded
at the previous operation, as shown
in the sketch.
The forms for the panel are simply
two independent walls of one-inch sid
ing fastened on uprights of two by
four Inch material, spaced about two 1
feet apart. The mold for the post is I
a box open on one face and at both
ends. The open side butts against
the end supports of the panel forms. I
A Concrete Wall Built Up in Panels,
the Joint Being Reinforced With
To the Inside of the board opposite
the open face is nailed a wedge-shaped
timber, which forms the lengthwise
mortise of the post, into which the
next panel is keyed. Two two foot
lengths of three-eighths-inch rod are
inserted through holes bored in the
face of the wedge, one three inches
from the top and the other three
inches from the bottom, allowing one
foot of the rods to enter each panel.
In starting the wall, use the post
t form only and carefully plumb It,
Susing the rods as reinforcing for the
Pays to Save Manure.
Nitrogen is worth at least eight
cents a pound. A horse will produce
15 tons of manure and litter a year,
containing 130 pounds of nitrogen. At
eight cents a pound, the value of that
Smanure is $10.40. It pays to save it.
n Experiments have shown that liquid
Sand solid manures when kept together
" deteriorate much more rapidly Also
Sthe more compact the manure Is stor
ad away from the weather, the least
l oss will result. Here is a hint for
e progressive farmers. Our farmers
Sneed this nitrogen and when It repre
sents at least $10 a horse, one can af
ford to take a little better care of ma
Injurious to Eggs.
The reason why so many eggs that
are sent by express turn out so badly
is that they are jarl'ed and banged
around and left out on the platform to
.hill and then placed next to a steam
Remove Horses' Shoes.
S If the horses are not to go on the
Sbhard roads pull off their shoes and give
* their hoofs a chance to grow.
folio, ()I I 'clr'l:r -4 tWo of
youlng sor fatrraL.d a 2 pigs
were. saved but on.. 'rievious to Is
ro ing,. in fact all a intEr, my bra
sows were all fed alik..
Ill tiite oIirl ingtlt I I v:Ve a bunch t
tin ov > ;I ,o, a bushel of cbso
(cha. friI tlhe barnt flours, sapIMs
alol -tirrl-d ito a thick mush slr
lfive quart. of ,il meal and one las
At night they ate somewhat IN
than a h.alf bushel of corn. They hi
the run of 2'1 acres of stalk land
31 acres of grass land
Ilispired by thi alppearance of
litte rs of striinlg pigs I immediately
gan increasing the feetd, although
viously having determined not to.
w\ithin three days the sows
getting three pints of mixture es
posed of oil meal middlings and to*
age twice a day. and given a p
feed of corn beside.
At this time the manure of the
began to give off an odor overlooked
me entirely. Two more sows fa
eight pigs each and saved them aLn
I Increased them rapidly In
but about that time the trouble
I cut the slop content at once to
than a pint of well salted meal
lure and to three ears of corn.
pens were thoroughly cleaned,
and freshly bedded.
Scour soon began in the other
ter, but showed no serious symr
as these sows had been on heavy
only a day or two.
From the first two litters hfie
died between the ages of tea
twenty days. and others were
I will say here that I pulled
all through, giving no medicine of
kind to sows or pigs except pleat"
salt in the slop.
Keep all weeds from going to
There are 54.000.000 sheep Is
Try the plan of slow markeli
cotton this year.
Sweet corn may be dried to
same way as beans.
If the churn sla likely to reWmub
for some time, keep it fille wit
The horse that is always rams
his meals is the one that MUI
Rhubarb should not be all"l
go to seed if the best root goi"
If the garden is fall plowed It
you can plant at least a week
If the weeds are allowed to
they increase the labor and all
Tools that are In the best
dition always make the wark
Don't let your supply Of
powder run short. Use it
A pullet that does not begisn
Lefore cold weather sets In., te
waits until spring.
Remember that early fall
is a preventive measure aglst
worms next spring.
Recent public sales IndleJs
the pure-bred cattle industry Mo
very healthy basis.
Productiveness may be ei
surely bred in sheep by the 1
heredity and selection.
t Style and finish count 3 t1b5
Sket value of draft horses as wd
r. coach or driving horses.
t The time the lambs sboUql
t dropped depends ulpon the eqpI
d one has for raising them.
0 A hog that leaves feed in the
- or pen is not using his feed t
t best advantage. Everythls
I eaten up clean
SSoiling crops if not neded
I Sg over the dry reason will be
-into hay so that there is na
way or the other
There is no, advantage in
grain for nmature towls 5
want to feed a mlxture that
t supplied in any olther way.
A !argP l&r cu.rt of summCer
a with c.lic'ten in caue'd by f
8 much fat-mn;iaktn food like
kaler \Vh,'at and oats are
'-rtfit In uhi orcthard dc
the perfection of the fruit
te th,. qiantity. And trees
e produce full capacity un;",
well cared for.