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wUh - un r v. r. n I r m n :
' In- ii'.urv t! ti:.''l the iml,
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mi ir v. r. n i:nin;
in tin' liij'ht-
n:ie sin I in ulciict' ii' il.iw i:.
i m rc U n t-.-.cai ; '..cetvM
that L'urr.l":i cur t"il.
cliuii. clioit forever t'.U in tlw;
,iH' "! tuir tun";
1'hi.i H tin1 In art tl r.i') cf teioh n 1, th"
jiu'' im;! of iur;.'.-i! t.;tli!..np.
FIi . n the ;;l.ilve . i:i b-.t'.Ics c:rv
ii!; th" future of , iii-w,
(.'llt'i:i,r the fetter- (.f b eoh.lCIl, doinj
Coda will ia li's T.;v'-
N'u.v in it i H-a1 ' '.- t 't n ili'tMii:'.", lit re oa J
Died its lu' t ami tone' pV'.rp toi'tlt
citing iti tile, !ny by day.
Iiaibtik :! (ve-pte brought it Itwaiaf;,
Vi t ;ill of it tritiT l'i gitie
Vanit-ficI H pui-Miuit in'ovi tha to i!.".y la
bor roll i the world on.
live man. lie j . 1 11 the t oy, mi l wlcn
be was uorc, Rco.l FtMiitj'.: nt tin l! mr.
skin looked yi Jl.iv cud :n if It
were tightly drawn over bin sharp
fcittins, but only bi.s tieiichcd bends
told I I ! OillOiiotl.
'llddi lily I." ' lz"l h!-t lint. lie
must sell nt once, f i ; f t hi " h upon
somebody !.-! H" opened lb" door.
It MOlited tbiit Bushby, the toWIt os
. ; i. li.nl bet 11 Jn-t about to enter.
"Heard tin 1:"vh, Novell?" Bushby
asked. "Tl;e Karns 1-t n dry well:"
"V'.", f-o I've hoard," mid Novell,
quietly. l.'sele.-s inv: t.) try to sell!
I1 turned back into his office. Bushby
"ie Karm for yourself a: 1 (be Warren
f..r tin Widow, lltld tbell hbiftid tiling
fi.r your own mlvantage wlnu the lit s;
r.ev.H came, find n b'ti : a - that's tu,
everybody"- glad tbnt yon fouled y ,ur
mif." Wi ll. If th!:;:; had cni.ic out jt
in you thought tl'.v vautld. I dent
l:ii')v .'n yuti'd l.:io bad in in li com
fort (.nt t.f yotir lll-iitt'ii ':ii:.'--.
Fr.'dil yon Avotft fv.r et many i.i rc
ci;.-!it:i in th! t')v.-.i.;'
NVv.'n"l';frioVn tint nbrbt. ni il
cbiinced. did Mr. and Mrs. Ihi i Jof
vl. i:t Mr. and Mr. Jorrls were re
(.p.v to i and li.iiioy. Ytaitb'.s Conu'ita
Ion. , :-
Tiilcq of tlie ar.ioroti.i occr.i rtrivc for the
l.e.i of the moon,
Hiv( r full b.v.onH'd and brimming, bring
their biMiol b!i'sinirs t: nun;
Health from tluir U'stli-nes-i l isc.i : but,
in tin nia:Miant lagoon,
Horn a the 'iet.ti!ent apjr born in the
Water. li.Vs limitless .olvtrit, its b'.ciflnjs
will freely dit.bir.w;
U'lion it in wta-inatit n.tul pulseless, lo, it is
turned to a curse.
Action, untirinp: end ronstant t'ni-j i
the law of our breath;
Live, then! () brothers ;vb.o labor; la
bor that o;-a-.ci der.tli.
Uobt'i t M.ickay, in Succtva.
ES, tbore arc groat oppor-
timitics in an 'oil town'
ie this." James No von,
n tne youir; mun'i, fiiuu--
nnlctlv. as his lmblt was, but his faeo
flushed and bis keen eyes flittered. "A
few hundred dollars will buy an In
terest in a company formed to drill a
wellj and if the well proves a 'gusher'
i man's share may yield him tilty thou
sand or more a year. If you vant to
be rich. Jerris. better let me invest the
money you've made 0n that Dakota
ranch of yours." -:- J - -
. .The sturdy AVesterner, Ncven's class
mate' at cohege, laughed and shook his
head. "Guess not, thank you, Jim," he
answered. " 'Slow and sure' Is my
lTqtto. I never expsct to got rich at
"As you please," said Novcn, dryly.
"Your cousins, the Larrabces, have
more faith in my judgment. Mrs. Lar
rabee gave me a thousand dollars to
invest lor ner as an age in, tu euui.-.
"I should think if success is so cer
tain you would prefer to be paid by
a percentage on the profits."
"N-no well," eald Neven, uncomfor
tably, "Mrs. Larrabee would not con
sent to that. 'If the avcII proves a dry
one,' she said, 'it went be your fault;
you'll do your best for me, I know.'
So she gave me twenty dollars down.
Hush Jerris had risen and was pac-
" ing restlessly about the dingy little
office. "Bother investments, anyway,
Jim!" he cried. "The only reason why
I came to Pennsylvania was to try to
get Jennie Larrabee to go back to
South Dakota as my wife. Tint's the
' only subject that interests me just
Neven rubbed his chin thoughtfully.
"You know the Larrabees haven't any
money," he suggested. "That thou
eand dollars represented oil their sav
'ing. You ought to look for a girl who
could put some cnpital into that ranch
of yours." -
"Jennie Larrabee without a cent will
be a fortune to me if I can win her!
She and her mother ere well, you say?
I think I'll go out to the farm and
'see them this morning. G cod-by,
jimi"; .rrr'Sc.'.':-. .
':3v"hat a fool!" muttered the young
lawyer, as lie watched the burly fel
low stride impetuously down the street.
He meant to make money and marry
money. Then he turned to his work
again, which at this time consisted
mainly in figuring" possible income
Ti. "Tr,.i VJli ' '-?'"v ft .. n
irum iiiu xvai us wi. n'v,:,-w
Neven had invested his own savings,
six hundred dollars, in the Karns well,
which was now being drilled about
two miles from town. He had put
Mrs. Lnrrabee's thousand dollars into
the Warren well, not so promising a
a few hundred yards from the other,
v The driil in each well had already
Y pr.Esod through layers of solid rock and
of fclate, and a current of salt water.
j Vi nd now was near the stratum ot
flnti.liL-n rrvel- 1 iriin.'i h whirl! oil millt
jV found. In an hour or two he might
be a millionaire or no, lie would not
bo V pauper, in any event. Ja'tcz,
Wright, one of the drilling crew, haul
agrcefl to warn him by a cipher
rram of the chances of success or
failure. If the well seemed likely to
lie "drv." Neven planned to rush out
on the street and sell his interest be
lore the imMic heard the new.
A !:! nt l-e l"or startled him.
1 r.v rnnaivd with a yillow envelope
N'evrti took it and to;. it opei
-'old reaoiied,"' the c;i)or. translated
told him. "Jy. Hfiter sell.'
).-. ! All his ravings gene
1 1 ii
' "Neven." bS call. d. presently. "U h
j'rp!) boy after you'." lie lounged
into the ofiiee as Neven opened a sec
ond cipher dispatch.
"Warren well struel: oil," it told him.
"Promises to be. a gusher."
The strip of paper kiioo!: in Neveu's
hand. This luck bad conic to the Lar
rabees! He was ruined! Oil, if he had
only put his money into the Warren
wcil and theirs into the Karns! Hut
Neven was outwardly calm as he drew
a blank message toward him aucl told
the boy to wait.
P.usbby, leaning 0:1 the table, glanced
familiarly over bis shoulder at the di
rection of the imssage.
"'Mrs. Sarah Larrabee,'" ho repeat
ed. "Why, sure enough! It was !n
the Karii. well you invested her
money .' And sne s iom u; nu;u a
Neven s.tartal. Why should it not
be so? The well drulcrs had not ni
ccrporated yet. No stock certiiicates
had been issued. The receipts for tlie
two sums of money mentioned his
nam? alone, "James Neven. Attorney."
No human being but himself knew pos
itively whether it was the Larrabees
money or his own that he had put into
that dry hole.
lie held the pen suspended for a mo
ment, facing the temptation of his life.
Then he dipped the pen in the ink.
Bushby still looked on.
"Invested six hundred in Karns
well," he wrote. "Dry. Heartily sorry.
Hope to do better with remaining four
"So it was the Larrabees' money that
you put into the Karns?" asked Bush
by, eyeing him keenly.
"You bought a quarter share in the
Warren well, too?"
. 11 , 1 Tiit
' ICS. COSC me a wiuusauu. ju.h
was a little venture of my own. The
well promises to be a gusher."
"You don't say so!" Bushby seized
his hat and rushed to tell the news.
In the very same moment Neven be
gan to prepare for a trip to New York.
He did not care for the congratula
tions of his townsmen. He did i)ot
want to hear them express their sym-1
pathy for Mrs. Larrabee. Besides, he
wished to look up safe investments for
the largo sums of money he would
soon begin to receive.
It was late one rainy evening when
Neven arrived agaiu at heme and en
tered the little parlor of the hotel in
which he boarded. He had heard noth
ing from the place since he left Jabez
Ys'right had unaccountably failed to re
ply to a request for information but
Neven felt that "no news is good
news," and ho could easily put on a
bold front, for he had now begun to
think of his theft as merely a bit of
He looked arouiMvith disgust at the
tawdry finery of the room. Well, it
would not be his home long. Ho was
going to New York tlive. With his
"Hello, old fellow!" cried a hearty
voice bcliind him.
"Why, Jerris, is this you?" Neven
said, as he turned to meet the rancher.
"How did you prosper in your errand?"
There was a lofty condescension in his
tone, but the other did not perceive it.
..."With Jennie? She's up stairs. She's
Mrs.VIIush Jerris. Haven't wasted
any time, have I?", :
Neven gave his hand with a feeble
effort at cordiality. "I am sure I wish
you well, Jerris," he said. "You are
able to support a wife, and needn't
care whether she has anything of her
own of not; '' :
"Anything of her own: v ny, my
.-,,4, n,.lll 1 Clrt It'lTlf
(leal uo.y, wnai uiua- luuui
Her mother has given her halt of her
interest in the Karns well, and "
Karns!" gasped Neven. "It was a
In the upper sand, yes. But they
bored deeper since you left and siruciC
oil. The well v, yielding fifteen hun
dred barrels a day. Why, Jennie is an
Fifteen hundred barrels a day!
Neven stood staring at the ruddy, good
humored face, which suddenly took
on a look of nily. "What a brute I
am." the rancher cried. "I forgot that
while investing their money so wisely
yon made such a terrible mistake
about your own."
"A mistake? My own? What do
you mean?" shouted Novcn fiercely.
"The Warren well surely you've
heard? It was only a pocket. It ran
out in a week."
Neven tried to speak, but he could
only mumble unintelligible words. Then
he clapped his hat on his head and
rushed from the house. The first man
he met confirmed the story.
"Folks thought it queer you were so
sharp for the widow and so stupid for
yours df, Neven." his townsman said.
"TV.u Jridje- Wri.;ht says you bought
! -GASDEN I NG
'-... .. , a.Va.--t
EaYy'CK THEBUZZAr.D. ,
WtiRt lie I'l l to tin CamecorU TIiV YVa
MuU'Iirtl to M-;lit Him.
Jack Wills, former Kopresentat i vc
from Clark County lu the Kentucky
Legislature, enjoys the reputation ot
being a practical joker of no mean ra
pacity. His brother-in-law, George
Ballard, a prominent breeder of fine
horses and owner of Pmchcni Wilkes,
a noted pacer, has on his place a pen
of highly bred game chickens.
While Gorge was showing Jack
his favorite 100-ter ami cxpatlathig eu
Ills great prowess Jack pretended tc
regard the. bird as a very ordinary
chicken, and said he could whip him
with a buzzard. A hot argument en
sued, ro.-ulting in a match being ar
ranged for between the rooster ami
.1 buzzard, which Jack agreed to pro
duce. Jack bad a trap set, and in a
short time bis r.neommrn warrior, a
very large buzzard, was brought tc
According to the terms of the con
test the rooster was duly equipped
with gaffs, and the two birds were
linked together by the fe;t wnh ti
yard or so of stout cord.
As the rooster braced himseit lor tuc
onslaught the buzzard regarded him
with stolid Indifference, and at the first
pass lifted its wings and sailed away,
with the rooster squawking in its
wake. George ran for a gun, but be
fore he could get back with it the
buzzard and the rooster were high in
the air and away out of reach of the
fowling piece. The distressing cries ot
the unfortunate rooster grew fuintet
and fainter, until finally they were
heard no more, and the ill-mated paii
faded away in the ether blue. Nothing
has since been heard of the birds.-
Ciucinnati Enquirer. . .
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. i;!c n nil I'oai'.'.
Tartu e::periinenlP. i'
; ' G
n that apples wrapped in tis
0 ! '".v .-pap.'rs, then placed
es H it 1 w'.tii pi at e'ust, kept
.,:u N'.'.o'ti' or 1 to May 1T foN
. Fleveu out of the fourteen
-: ! or. d in thh
, t''.-.'.'ii v p v cent.
(!:! i"'t keep an well. In con
',h:i with this experiment, appies
I ., a"s '.vii e simply layered in peat
Th-st bent much better than
::o wrapped in paper, remaining in
J e-.'.'d'.ti.ra we'd into July.
( perfect fruit.
f In,;.'" . to( r IVvll:i.
!i it Llekens
To feed m 1
a ere.", t a nun:
thee i tq o'taut i! '
I can get l.i'.re .
Ill :i fieir-lVedi:, ;
Sonet In Trnlt flrowtns:.
sMaag. bow an intelligent mr
The Klnjj of Italy.
One cf the most pleasing traits about
the King of Italy is his extreme mo
desty and simplicity. He never seeks
for effect, never noses, and is indeed
altogether free from all pretence and
affectation. One of his favorite ex
nresslons is "I am afraid I am not
(juite competent in this matter," and
when he expresses Ins views auout a
. 11 1 i
work of art or a book he usuany auus.
"my personal opinion is of no impor
tance," and "perhaps I have not
thoroughly understood the subject."
This modesty is especially pleasing
coming from a prince who is probably
the most intellectual and cultured ol
all the reigning sovereigns of Europe.
In fact, the ranga of his education
has been a very extensive one, and
whenever he takes up a subject, nc
matter what it may happen to be, he
endeavors to master it in all its de
tails. He always wears military uni
form. This does not, however, pre
vent his being devoted to the sea, and
he possesses much more tccniiiea,
knowledge relating to the scafarine
profession than most of his brothel
rulers who affect naval dress and the
uniform of admirals.
raonoRraiiH Used at a I-uneral.
A phonograph was used in place o.
a choir to furnish music at the funeral
of Daniel P. Williams, at Leaven
worth, Kan. The Rev. Samuel Pear
sou, pastor of the First Congregational
Church, and one of the most promt
nonf nrnrrt'ers ill the C'tV. WRS Called
upon to Glaciate at the service, and. as
it was too late to obtain a choir, Mr.
Pearson went to a music store and
obtained a phonograph and two rec
ords. "The Holy City" and "Jesus, as
Thou Wilt." In the course of the
service the phonograph rendered these
Mr Pearson stated that this proved
to be satisfactory to the relatives and
friends cf the dead man, and that
while it was an innovation, he be
lieved it would come into general use
at funerals. He will in future take a
phonograph when visiting the sick, in
terposing his spiritual talk with sacred
New York Times.
led rslr.-.v 0:1 certain topics.
J'ho following letter which was sent b
5 N-.v E:gh.ir.d fanner to a prominent
fruit grower i!'.ustra;cs this: "I visitet
a tire peach orchard in another par.
c: my town and the trees were loaded
v1. h'lusclf.'.s fruit. This man claimed
there i.5 a great secret about peaches
that oziy a few know. He told me
that a pre fester told him about it,
!;. being rn.'cial friends and also
iluK.dr.'.alef . He was very careful not
! tell me his secret and he would not
t"ll who this profc-isor is, but said he
got ?1.'i0 a night for giving lectures,
u-.".i Old no; give away mm j".-.un 01-
r:vt except to a very lev mentis. 1
v.;uld like very much to learn what It j
is. r.nt for myself (for my location is
r:,t what I would desire, and I have
Mini; till the money I wish to in peach
culture) but for the benefit of others.
Can you t.li me anything about It?"
While it Is utterly absurd, it shows
how an honest, straightforward man.
such as the writer cf it, can be led
astray, it is aiso a goau an un buujc
of the professors who assume to know
sa much. If the professor really had
the knowledge claimed he would be too
busr counting the money made in
eh crowing to have any time 101-
out of the qm ; i
-s with drv pre.' a.
W ed box f keep .'1
of wheat, oats and
whole corn In about equal parts, ia
cold weather, leaing out torn ia
warm weather. Bii' k win ;,t , a 1 bar
ley may be added to advante-,.- " :;ot
too expensive. Keep on bain! a u
f taiit (-apply of oyster shells, p-it, and
fresh water, alsj o::e or more a ti
llages, suspended with a string fr...:n
celling just v;thin reach. Some fofa
of meat must be provided in modern!
quantities two or throe tinus a week.
Clover, if cf good quality, might be
substituted for the cabbage. A 111 oral
Ripply of dust In a large fiat box Is
important for biddy's health, also a
gjod clean litter ta Fcratch in. I'rel
11. Trask, in American Agriculturist.
Coca Tor IH011 airl Cliiri:.
For several years I lost many young
chicks from drowning during heavy
fhower"!. ar.d t tic absence of good eoopa
was to blame for It. The toon here il
lustrated U in my estimation almost
perfect. It It sixteen feet long, thirty
ritoTECTio: rr.o!.i i;ain and sex.
professional work or lecturing tor tne
smrdl sum of !?100 a night. As a mat
ter of fact, there are no secrets, so
calletl, in peach growing, or in the
prcluciion of any other farm crops,
lucccs lies in having a suitable loca-
(.on and sou aciapieu to un.- i.e.......
vad then in giving intelligent care to
:he trees and in a business-like hand
ing of the crop. All failures in fruit
ralture have been caused by the lack
5f one or more of these things. New
An Improved Iinplcmcr.t.
There is probably no other portion of
Iho labor of caring for plants which
Las as much to do with improving
their condition as that of irrigation,
ll.a simply of liquid which the plants
receive affecting their growth- very
materially. If the surface of the earth
.surrounding the shrub has been baked
by the heat of the sun it is necessary
for the water to soak the soil before
the roots will derive much benefit
from the moisture, and it is especially
in a case of this kind that the portable
irrigator hero pictured will be found
- . : . 4 41, .tiinif vrpf
CI SCrViCe, OH hi., -o iuu mi.v.i. "v"'
ment of the roots which it makes pos
Llble. At first glance this implement
inches wide, thirty inches high in front
and eighteen inches in rear. It is par
titioned so 03 to accommodate ten hens.
Each coop is accessible from a round
hole cut in the back and closed by a
cover. On the same side near the bot
tom is a removable beard for cleaning
the coop. The front has a hinged cover
eighteen inches wide to close down at
night and during rainy weather. The
whole rests on five two by tours. II.
Pfaeuder, in New England Homestead.
Grade Tor Irrigation Ditches.
A good rule is to get as much grade
(is possible consistent with preserva
tion of the ditches. In no case must
the velocity be sufficient to cause dt1
structive erosion. Some soils being te
nacious will withstand much more
water pressure than others. This must
be carefully considered when the
amount of water needed for a special
tract of land is being figured on. Dif
ferent forms of ditches and varying
grades adapted to uic various soils are
possible. For example, two and a half
cubic feet of waver a second is deliv
ered by a ditch throe feet wide on top,
two at bottom, one foot deep, with a
grade of four feet to the mile. The
same amount is carried by a ditch
four and a half feet wide at top, three
at bottom, one and a half feet deei
and with a grade of six inches to the
mile. In a soil which washes easily
the latter is the kind to build.
,tT)2 SZ inTttGATOTl FOR CULT!'
rurefcastnp; Dairy Cows.
It is safe to say that no farmer can
buy a cow without risk of loss, as she
may bo of spiteful disposition, may
bring disease on the farm, may yield
but little, or give inferior milk and
may prove unprofitable from several
causes. To sell her may be but to get
another no better. The presence of
two or three inferior cows in a herd
affects the average profit of the whole.
No dairyman can buy a cow and know
what she is worth until he has tested
her. It is impossible for him to know
how long she will keep up her Sow
of milk, even if she is apparently a
good animal. Such cows .will fall cu
before they are eight moAilis in milk
ing, and when one becomes dry an
other must bo procured in her place.
When a heifer is raised aVel her sire
and dam are known, the V'Mryman
can depend upon it. if she is f ra:;- 1
slock, that she will prove better thaii
the best unknown cow that can be.,
purchased, as it ia seldom that the;
best cows are offered for sale. Sue-
cess in the dairying can only be guar
anteed when the dairyman payi somo
;a to ureeu
si lid t't.t
It should 1
1 in cold water.
a ii; ..round tv1)a'.c.
v-vx-,-v s-T.o-.v? uelt and at the""
1hc spring rains. If spread
be mistaken for
IJook Thief's Elijmo,
The couplet found in a stolen bcok-
'a a bo-
'Don't steal this book for fear c
For in the book is writ the owner't
which was quoted in one of the Lon
don Tolice Courts a few days ago. is
neither original nor complete. The
rhyme, which has been long and uni
versally in use among school children,
"Don't steal this book for fear oJ
For in it's writ the owner's name;
For if you die the Lord will say:
'Where is that book you stele away?
And if you say you do not know.
The Lord will cast you down below.'
Ia boys' schools the concluding raynn
has usually been more definitely lurid
s.nade. and, indeed, it may
one whai not in ccrvioe an inv
:..uo". The tines are h ..ow, w.ta
passages leading into th : hank and
connecting with the 1. ' through
which the irrigating : fortilizog
Vnnt.l U suivolie l. At c: i tine point
h an enlarged can. v, a snarpeuou
c-id to penetrate th -a c 11 y, the
ciani -a in the K,i being Slightly
larger "tl-.au th- I -My of the ine, in
It the car tli may not fajg ins
QVJgii v-.-mea i.,e n'..ai
Hlsfied with l!ov.-::!g
w tlu'of.gh t! 2 tines oil
-he inveiithaa pro-
connection with the
. "lvdraws th:- liquid
.-. :.nd then forces il
i t -amitv to the reels
it interferes Avitli othery
t.il lilt!, T'.n-.n Anna ihf
(.:! racist, clayey land
lute to some extent foj
',-.1 r.tilou on wet, spone'
Incline to mass is to n'
..:.!; and more po
r.i-.-st oiis. but the j
f-ami h less apraro:
lim plant, it i- x
profit to land just be ,
It is doubtful whetl j
l?i:hels to th? acre i
f.clal. thou-h many fan
h-n-lred. I'ir.slcr it? as
but it ae;s in a elllVer; '.t
1:- regular!. y. A tc;p-.!
ter on (lover ia th. ':
ivJ.e'.'.er is treating.
MTIS 1 '