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J. Martin Hull.
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IT had been a memorable day in Uiv
ordale. Mv i ry li:ily had said, us
in-iial, that 1 ho ;:i-mlu:it inj; cxei
cWes were the best that tin; acad
emy had ever known, and at the re
union In the evening Hamlin Hail 'was
crowded vv i 1 1 students, old and new.
But it was all over now, and the list
io "leave the hall "were John Anniug
tou and Aliee Raymond. They -were
somewhat older than the rest of the
class, and It was well known that they
were engaged. Alice had been the
music teacher nt the academy during
the last year of her course, and River
dale was more than proud of her mu
sical ability. John had assisted in
teaching some of the younger classes.
The grace and beauty of youth rested
upon them as they stood side by side.
They were lookin;; at the class motto
above the stage:
PER ASTER A AI) ASTRA.
"Plenty of 'aspera' ahead of us." said
John, "but I guess we go 'per' thorn together."
many of the mill people live. It will
cut dec) into our grocery trade, sure as
you are born, but I don't see how we
can do anything about it."
"Why don't you make an offer to
these men to sell out your grocery de- have to work In
thought Rush. "I l.evcl' noticed H U'
foie." Enoch drew his lingers along the
tb'k a few times, and looked carefully
to see V. iieihii' tiicy ,;M bored any dlls
"Well," be sl'iod, "I nippoM- th'H
had to ((inie some tln.e. Have yoil
spoken to J. dm nbnut It'.'"
"No. I Ihought 1 ought to speak to
you tii.-t. 1 am going io lav He lih.i
to come over to my room iu. the hotl."
"I wih ymi would be kind euoir.li
Io ask John to sl ) here to the desk
before be goes." I'.ut Enoch's heart
said: as be saw John coming briskly
"John," he l'?gan, "I understand that
Mr. Rush has a vciy at tractive oiler
to make to you to-day. I am not try
ing to forestall him or to compete
with him, but I thought that 1 Mould
just tell you what it was In my iinnd
to do. 1 have been looking over the
sales, and considering the territory wo
I think I am justified
partment to them?" asked' John, qui
etly. "Sell out!" exclaimed Mr. Rice. "Von
must be crazy, John!"
"No, Mr. Rice, I think It Is a great
opportunity to make :i profitable
change in the store. I believe the time
has come when It will pay you to put
in a larger and better stock of dry-
goods and shoes and let the grocery
department go. The new mill will
soon be built, and that "will double the
in offering you a salary of M."iio a year.
1 did think of saying something to you
about partnership, but somehow to-day
I feel as If I was getting too old for
that, but I could make it easy for you
to take over the whole business lu a
There was a wistful look in the old
man's eyes as he laid his wrinkled
hand on John's shoulder, and his voice
was broken as he continued:
"You have been like an own son to
mill trade. Then, too, I believe that me, John, nud it Is hard to think of
with a high-grade stock of dry -goods
Ave can catch a good deal of the trade
that goes to Rutlaud now. People
won't travel twenty-five miles to trade,
If they can get goods of the same qual
ity and price at. home. And more than
this, we can Increase our trade from
having you leave me, but I know there
Is a grand future before you., and I
don't want to staed in' the way of your
"Mr. Rice," said John, eagerly, "you
cannot realize how grateful I am to
your generous offer! II there is
"Oh, but we must remember all the the smaller towns around Rlverdale something else that I want to say to
time there are plenty of 'astra,' too,"
said Alice, cheerfully.
"No," said John, looking straight
down into her star-like eyes, "only two
astra' in all the world for me."
Aliee tried to look very grave, but
by a little judicious advertising In the
So John's idea prevailed and ' the
store was entirely remodeled. The old
windows, with wooden shutters that
you, but I will talk with Mr. Rush
In about an hour Mr. Rush and John
came back from the hotel. For once in
Ids life Mr. Rush looked dejected, but
John's face was glowing.
"Rice," said Rush, quickly, "this
were put up every night, were taken
only succeeded in blushing prettily as away, and hi their place was a tine
she said, "It doesn't do a bit of good show-window where John could make young man Is either a fool or else lie
to preach to you, John, you always an attractive display of new goods, is very wise. In either case you have
make some sort of game of it." "I never see anythin' like it," said my hearty congratulations. The mail-
Then they ran down the stairs and Uncle Josiah in great astonishment, train is due now. I'll be arourd again
The women just flocked into the store io six weeks."
after the fine things that John fixed As soon as Rush was gone, John
up so scrumptious in the new winder, turned to his employer and said very
nd what do you s'pose he did when earnestly:
A Krtnet'y I'or I'.orrm.
To keep borers out ;C fruit trees a
writer In the Practical Parmer says:
Slack a peck of lime with soaps.ud ami
while hot add two gallons of s ift soap, j
half a gallon of crude carbolic acid :
and four pounds of sulphur, stirring j
well to make a good thick whitewash. .
Wu.-h the trees with this twice during I
the spring and summer ami you will i
have no borer:! in your fruit trees.
Hrlvingn Hat stake two or three Inches
wide on the southwest side of the tree
will shade it from the hot sun and
make It le liable to the attack of t!;"
borer. These two remedies are worth
trying on young fruit trees.
fardrnrri pp1 I.lttle I.ntul.
Persons engaged in varh.m industrial
occupations often grow tind of them,
and long to be gardeners ami fruit
growers in the country. One of the
commonest mistakes is in regard to the
quantity of land required. What they
have In their minds, probably nine
times out of ten, Is "buying a farm."
P.ut a large amount of laud is not need
ed by the amateur horticulturist. The
Jiest results from the kitchen a'nd fruit
garden are obtained from small areas
intensively cultivated. Your pair of
hands must be depended upon mainly
to do th work; the garden may often
be expanded beyond the proper limit.
It is easy for a gardener to plant much
more in the spring than ho can possi
bly well care for during the summer.
Amateurs are often tempted to plant
too much. Small fruits are very exact
ing, and one person can care only for
limited areas as they should be cared
for. S. P.. Reach, in New York Trh
HINTS ABOUT- .j
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iHpiiiimn Wall 1'iipt-r.
Real Japanese papers for Avail cov
erings imitate raw sli'.c, burlap or mat
ting to a nicety.
A ThTI. I'oii. h.
An easy polish for the daily rubbing
of the dining table is an mulslon
made from two pails of table oil to
i one part of vinegar. This, applied
I Avitli a soft clolh or llanii"l and rublced
J afterward Avlth a dry one, will be
i fouml cl!k lent In removing all ordinary
out into the bright moonlight of the
cool May night, none the less happy
because there Avas an under-current
of anxiety in their thought of the future.
he was like to run out of the goods?
The next morning John Avent to the Just rushed up to the depot and ordered
station with Aliee, and she took the a hull carload by telegraph. Yes, sir,
early train for Boston, Avhere she Avas
to study music, and as soon as possible
to 'teach it. When the train had gone,
John Avent immediately to Enoch
Klce's general store in the village, hun
"Mr. Rice, I am not going to leave
you. I am going to stay here in River
dale. You and Mr. Rush sprak about
my ambitions. I have had just one am
bition since I entered this store, and
that Avas to become so successful that
I could begin my home life here in
Riverdale with comfort and respect.
Noav, by your generous offev I can real
izethat ambition. As soon as the Oak-
he did. I duuno Avhat he Avill do next."
But the noticeable thing that John
did next was not in connection with
the store.' It was nearly a year later.
Avhen the Judge Oakburn place Avas
up his coat, put on a linen duster, and offered for sale.
began to "sweep out." The house stood back some distance
There were some who were much as- from the village street in a little grove burn place can be put in order, Alice
tonished at John's action in going into of maples, and there Avere several acres and I intend to be married, and Ave
the store as a clerk. of land connected Avith it. It Avas one shall make our home here among the
I hadn't no idee that John was goin' of the oldest houses in town, but it was scenes and the people that Ave love so
a large house, solidly built, and it had well."
a long portico in front, Avith tall pillars
to support it.
Mr. Rice," said John, "the Oakburn
place is offered for sale at what I call
a very low figure, and I should like
to buy it. I have saved some money
11111 11- ft 'i'V'-
to stop here," said old Josiah Green,
the village "uncle." . "When I heerd
him rattle off that Latin piece to the
graduating I thought certainly he Avas
goln' right on to be a perfessor or
minister, or sunthin'. Of course, not
havin' no own folks, as you might say,
At that moment Uncle Josiah entered
the store Avith a broad grin" on his face,
and a Boston paper in his hand.
"I just happened in to Sherman's
when the noon train come in," he said,
"and thinks I, I'll take John's daily to
he may be short on't for money to go from my salary. Would you be Avilllng him, and I just happened to see this
ahead, and so he's gone iut' the store to to lend me $500 and take a mortgage
ara a little to help him out."
But it soon appeared that John Avas
in the store to stay, and it also ap
peared that many changes Avere taking
place there. Order succeeded chaos.
With the reluctant consent of Mr. It ice,
John arranged a sort of "rummage
on the place?"
"Certainly, John," paid Mr. Rice.
'That will be a good investment for
you. I have no doubt in a feAV years
you can sell it to one of the summer
people at a big advance."
piece of news that I guess you're in
Marked by a grimy thumb-print John
found this item:
"Bradfield, May 27th. Last night the
trustees and faculty of Bradfield Acad
emy A-oted to appoint .Miss Alice Ray
mond as musical director of the sem
inary. The position carries with it a
John did not look as if that were
salo, and marked old goods at such low what he had in view, but he said earn-
prices that the accumulations of tweu- estly, 'Thank you very much, Mr. Rice! large salary. Miss Raymond's success
ty-five years were cleared away, and But I fear that you Avill not get very as a musician and as a teacher is well
the store looked as if it had just been rich out of the interest that I shall pay known."
stocked Avith new goods. you, for I mean to make a payment John smiled as he said, "They will
"I tell ye what," said Uncle Josiah, on the mortgage every month."
John's a hustler, no mistake. Trade's "That's right, John, stick to it and
just about doubled since he Avent 1 11 be satisfied."
there. Enoch has raised his pay twice, Meanwhile, Mr. Oliver Rush and
and he's, had to hire a new hand al- John had become good friends, and
ready. The way John handles all sorts John had given him increasingly large John?"
have to find a new director as soon
as Alic,c gets my letter."
Mr. Rice had begun to look anxious
again. "Will she will she be willing
to give up euch a chance as that.
To Kciiiovb SIavlle Sr!ii.
To remove stains from marble mix
together u quarter of a pound of whit
ing and an eighth of a pound each of
x-ochi and melted laundry soap and boil
them until they become a paste. Just
before this is cold spread It on the mar
ble and leave It there for twenty-four
hour:-. Then Avash it off with soft
water and dry the marble Avith a soft
KcejilnK Silver Fright.
Somebody has discovered that silver
is easily kept bright if it is boiled occa
sionally In an aluminum kettle. This
latter vessel must be kept perfectly
clean and bright and filled with hot
water Avhen the household silver is put
in it. Keep the water boiling for
fifteen minutes, then take out and dry
the silver with the ordinary silver toAV
ds, and It will be found that the forks,
spoons, etc., will be beautifully bright
and glittering. The kettle, on the con
trary, Avill have become tarnished.
New York Post.
Care of a Child's Clothes.
A Avise Avoman suggests that the av
erage mother may rjather many valua
ble suggestions by a visit to a modern
day nursery. The lesson of airing
clothes is especially Avcll illustrated in
such institutions. In all well conduct
ed nurseries the clothes taken off from
the child in the morning are replaced
by clean outfits provided by the insti- t
tulion, and they are avcII shaken in the E
open air, loosely folded, and gathered S
in an open bag made of knotted cord
Tha bag is then hung out of the win
' doAV, or sometimes in a large, well-ventilated
room filled Avith dry heat. At
night Avhen the child leaves he is
dressed iu thes.? clothes thus fresh
ened. The process is partly to guard
against possible infection in the gar
ments, but as well to air them thor
oughly and get rid of the close, stuffy
smell that gets into clothes in small
rooms where cooking and laundry
work is carried on. The personal cloth
ing in any house should never be shut
in hermetically sealed closets, and all
modern architects wben planning a
house pay great attention to the ventil
ation of clothes closets. If closets are
hermetically sealed, which is the case
in the average house, tlrey should be
thoroughly aired for an hour or two
each day. Chicago Record-Herald.
of customers is a caution. Why, here orders for goods.
the other day he actually sold Mis' One afternoon the salesman eame
Tinchter a new black alpacky afore into the store and asked for a private
she knew it, when she hain't bought a interview Avith the proprietor.
new dress this ten year, with all her
money." And the old man chuckled
Avith silent laughter.
"I happened into the store the other
day," he continued, "when Oliver
"O Mr. Rico, don't you understand?
It Avas Alice who gave me this ambi
tion for a happy, useful home. She
has kept my eyes fixed upon it when
I Avas almost discouraged. You ought
I haven't come to sell goods to-day.
Mr. Rice," he began. "I have come to see the plans she has made for beau
to talk Avith you about John Aruilnar- tifvlnc the old Oaklmrn house, and
ton: You knoAV Avhat he has dnno in sho lonzs to cret back to the church and
this store better than I do, but have take the organ again, and she has
Rush, that Boston drummer, come in. J'01' thought Avhat his future Is going plans, too, for doiug something for
He hadn t been in the store before to oe Of course he isn t going to stay musical culture here, and she has even
since John had his sale and cleared off here in Riverdale always, lie's too gone so far as to pick out the place
nil the old goods. Rush, he looked all smart and too ambitious for that,
around the store afore he said a word. "I've been around this country a
" 'Cap'n Rice,' he says, 'what you good deal," he continued, "and I've
been doin'?' seen a good many smart young men
Avhere she is going to set the tables
in the in our little maple grove when
she invites her Sunday-school class
to tea. I don't know," he continued,
'Oh,' says Enoch, 'my clerk here ilU(l honest young men that Avill surely musingly. "I think I Avill run up to the
succeed In business, but I never saw station and send her a message. It
one that had hi3 eyes front quite so may save complications about that ap-
sioQdily as John Armingtou. No, Mr. pointment."
Ri.-e, John has already learned about The old man's loving gate followed
all he can here, and he Avill soon strike John as he sped along the street. "If
Lnt .Tnlm hci nr-vni fnrrml i l"ii ioaf I OUt 101 ii miTer TllfWfV ! nm in n tai 1 llir-ri ivovn lnnt'n T-miTi
kep' right on measurin' off a dress for sition to give him a good start in the had such ambitions," he mused
one of the factory girls. I tell ye, sir, city, with a good salary at once, be- wouldn't be so much said about the
cause I know he will more than give decay of country villages." Youth's
satisfaction. I know that it wiil be Companion.
has been havin' a kind of an auction
sale oi tne old goods, and nxui up
things a little.
"Rush turned quicker'n ligiitnin", and
looked John all over, head to foot;
A 1. J.
l see now Avuai .jonus game is. lies
set out to be a millionaire, and he'll be
it, too. And that drummer, he'll have
his finger in the pie, now you mark my
And having o:iee more settled John's
future to his orn satisraetion. Untie
Josiah shufiled home.
One morning Mr. R.'ce came into the
store in great excitement. "John," he
said, "I hear that two men from Rut
land are going to start a grocery store
iii the lower village, right where so
hard for you to give him up, but he
has got these other clerks trained now
so that they will do first-rate work,
and when John is at the head of a tre
mendous business, and known all over
the country, as he will be, you wiil
be proud to remember that you gave
him his first start lure in Riverdale."
Enoch Rice did not answer at once
when 01i-er finished speaking. "Rice
is really getting to be an old man,"
Fomo people Avho have real intelli
gence are ashamed to acknowledgo it:
instead, they accept the most foolish
doctrines, in order to be known as love
ly characters. Atchison Globe.
Setting Strawberry l'lauts.
Strawberry plants may be set at any
time from the middle of August to the
middle of October, though the earlier
the better, if the weather is good and
the soil in good condition. Set the
rows about sis feet apart, and the
plants about a foot apart in , the row.
The runners that have started oa the
plant set out, or that will be started
later, should be trained out in the di
rection they are desired to grow, and
either pinned down or held in place by
a small 'stone until the new plant has
rooted. In the fall, mulch Avith coarse
horse manure, or other litter that is
free from weed seed, or mulch with
good clean straw, and apply a dress
ing of commercial fertilizer early in
the spring. The rows should be about
four feet Avide when the plant3 blos
som, and there will be, or should be,
if the season is favorable, from half
to two-thirds of a full crop, and with
care to keep the A-eeds down after the
fruit is picked there should be a thick,
matted, row the" next season that will
yield a full cron, beside new plants to
set out in abundance. After the sec
ond year It is usually thought beet to
plow up the eld bed and grow souie
other crop there, as it is easier to strut
a new bed than to keep the Avccds
doAvr, and usually 1 y that time there
are insects that arc trouldcjcirc i'--eld
Pome diplomats are born, while o'.h
crs get married and acquire it grad
ually. ruck -
Beetles in the East and West Indies
are so brilliant in coloring that they
ire beautiful as gems.
The fellow v.-ho gets Into swell o
ciety is generally pulled up
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Golden Waffles Sift together enr
half of a teaspoenful of baking powder
and tAvo cupfuls of flour. Arid the well
beaten yolks of three eggs to one and
three-fourths cupfuls of mill: and stir:"
smooth into the dry ingredients. Also
add two level tablespoonfuls of butter, :
melted. Just before baking the waffles i
stir in the stiffly beaten Avhites of the
three eggs. Serve with shaved maple
sugar or lemon syrup.
Fricasse of Mushrooms Peel and
wipe a quart of small button mush
rooms; put a tablespoon cf butter into
a saucepan and lay in the mushrooms:
set over fire and stir; add flour to thick! J
en; season with a teaspoonful of '
minced thyme, a grating of nutmeg,
popper and salt. Pour in soup stock to
thin the mixture and let simmer for
twenty minutes. Take out the mush
rooms with a skimmer, strain the '
frravy, add a beaten egg and juice of
half a lemon. Lay the mushrooms on ;
slices of buttered toast and pour the
Sweet Potato Pie Wash two medium
sir.ed sweot potatoes; boil them for
fifteen minutes; remove them from
the water when cold. pc?l and grate
them; beat th? yoiks of three eggs;
r.dd one tablespoon cf softened butter,
half a cupful of sugar, ei.e cu; cf iuIIIj
and one ana a half tr-asooonful.s of cin- 1
camoa; pour this grr dually over ih
sweet potato and when well :r.!::d
turn it Into a pie plate lined v.I.h a
good pie crust; prlcl: several times v.-IUi
a fork and brush over with a llttlo
white cf egg; turn ia the mixture and
Lake half an hour In a moderate even.