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A oXarbrncnt of thr Klghtwnth 'n
funtrv from I-Vrt Betlmnt? irupjl by
Indiana In a narrow ien:e. Ahh-i.k thnn
is a ErnKer !) tnt miiueea Imn-Mif by
the name uf liamptnn. aljo titllts the
jmt tr:oi-r, n1 hit ri.oiirhter. Olllis am!
a majority of tb aehit.-ra Hr kille) dur-
fiiK a three dava' aieire. Hampton and
the girl only pscapf from the Indians.
They full rxhauste1 on thr plains. A
company of the Fevnth, cavalry. I.lnm.
Irant in rommfliid, find thpm. H.'impton
nnd th girl step at tin Miners Ilm In
Tit-iuMid. Mrs. I nifty, ppert-t r Hamp
ton talks the future ow-r with MNa iil
b th Kid. She Hhoti'x him her moth
er's pielurt and teUa him what she can
of her parpntacf end llfv They il.l
ahp shall live with Mm. H- rndon. Nalda
the Kid runa away from Mrs. llerndnn's
and rejoins Hampton. He Induce her to
iro rn k. and to have nothing ?nnre to do
with him. Hampton playa his last nnm
of cards. He announce to H'd fSlavin
that tie haa quit, and then leaves i.;ien
cald. Misa f'.'nx-tw Ften er arrives In
(ilencald to teach Its first school. Mis
8lMm-er meets Nalda. Kev. Wynkoop.
etc. blie boards at Mrs. Herndon'a.
CHAPTER XI. Continued.
"Oh, you ought to; he Is so intense
ly original, and bis face Is full of char
acter. He reminds roe of some old
raladln of the Middle Ages. You would
be interested in him at once. H Is
the foreman of the 'Bar V ranch,
nomewhere near here."
"Do you mean Hilly McNeil, over on
Sinslulwa creek?" broke in Herndon.
"I think quite likely, uncle; wouldn't
be make a splendid addition to Mr.
, Herndon choked, his entire body
shaking with Hi-suppressed enjoy
ment. "I should imagine yes," he ad
mitted finally. "Hilly McNeil oh,
Lord! There's certainly a fine open
ins for you to do some missionary
"Well, and I'm going to," announced
the young lady, firmly. "I guess I can
read men's characters, and I know all
Mr. McNeil needs Is to have some
one show an Interest In htm. Have
you a large church. Mr. Wynkoop?"
"Not large tf Judged from an east
ern standpoint," he confessed, with
soine regret. "Our present member
ship is composed of eight women and
three men, but the congregational at
tendance Is quite good, and constantly
"Only eight women and three men!"
breathlessly. "And you have been la
boring upon this field for five years!
Mow could it be so small?"
Wynkoop pushed back his chair,
anxious to redeem himself In the esti
mation of this fair stranger.
"Miss Spencer," he explained, "my
pariah comprises this entire mining
region, and I am upon horseback
among the foothills and up In the
ranges for fully a third of my time.
The spirit of the mining population,
as well as of the cattlemen, while not
actually hostile, is one of Indifference
to religious thought. For three long
years I worked here without even a
church organization or a building; and
apparently without the faintest en
couragement. Now that we have a
nucleus gathered, a comfortable build
ing erected and paid for, with an In
creasing ctHigregution. I begin to feel
that those seemingly barren five yeais
were not without spiritual value."
She quickly extended her hands.
"Oh, It Is so heroic, so self sacrificing!
I am going to help you. Mr. Wynkoop,
In every way 1 possible can I ahull
certainly speuk to both Mr. Motr.it and
Mr. McNeil the very first opportunity.
1 feel almost rum that they will Join "
The unavoidable exigencies of a
choir practice compelled Mr. Wy nkoop
to retire early, nor was It yet late
when the family circle also dissolved,
and the two girl were themselves
The light was finally extinguished;
the silvery moonlight streamed across
the foot of the bed; and the regular
breathlug of the girls evidenced slum
ber. CHAPTER XII.
It was no pleasant assignment
uiuy wuicn greeted nisi Lieut. Don
ald llrant, commanding Trxp N, Sev
enth cavalry, when that regiment
came once more within the environs
of civilization, from its Bummer ex
ercises In the field. P.ethune had de
veloped Into a somewhat Important
pout, socially as well us from a strict
ly military standpoint, and numerous,
Indeed, were the attractions offered
there to any young officer whose duty
culled li i in to serve the colors on those
bleik Dakota prairies. Kraut frowned
at the Innocent words, reading them
over aguln with gloomy eyes and an
exclamation of unmitigated disgust,
yet there was uo escaping their plain
waning. Trouble was undoubtedly
brewing among the Bloux, trouble lu
which the C'heyenuea, and piobubly
Dtbeis nl.io, were bee llug luvolved
Kery soldier patr jg that long
fuorthem border ret o:iUed the ap
proach of some dl: development,
some early coup of savagery.
Hi ant was not blind to all this, nor
to tl'e necessity of having lit leadlueas
bt'K't led bodies of seasoned troops, yet
It vt k not Id soldier nature to refrulu
fn'iii grumbling when the earliest do
tu'l cl.atitcd to tall to hiiu. Hut or-4-
uv orders lu thut couu'.ry, and
although he crushed the Innocent pa
per passionately beneath his heel, five
hours later he was In saddle, riding
steadily westward, his depleted troop
of horsemen clattering at his heels.
Up the valley of the Pear Water,
slightly above Glencaid, far enough
beyond the saloon radius to protect
his men from possible corruption, yet
within easy reach of the military tele
graph, they made camp In the early
morning upon a wooded terrace over
looking the stage road, and settled
quietly down as one of those numer
ous posts with which the army chiefs
sought to hem in the dissatisfied red
men, and learn early the extent of
their hostile plans.
Brant was now In a humor consid
erably happier than when he first rode
forth from Kethnne. He watched the
men of his troop while with quip and
song they made comfortable camp,
and then strolled slowly up the valley,
his own affairs soon completely for
gotten in the beauty of near-by hills
beneath the golden glory of the morn
ing sun. Once he paused and looked
back upon ugly Glencaid, dingy and
forlorn even at that distance; then he
crossed the narrow stream by means
of a convenient log, and clambered up
the somewhat steep bank. A heavy
fringe of low bushes clung close along
the edge of the summit, but a plainly
defined path led among their intri
cacies. He pressed his way through,
coming into a glade where sunshine
flickered through the overarching
branches of great trees, and the grass
was green and short, like that of a
As Hrant emerged from the under
brush he suddenly beheld a fair vision
- -'f ''Sib
.XT' ' ' rf
"Vcu Must Be an Odd Sort of a
of young womu!ihd resting on the
grassy bank Just before him. Flie was
partially reclining, as If startled by
his unannounced approach, her face
turned toward him, one hand grasping
an open book, the other shading her
eyes from the glare of the sun. Hime
thlng lu the graceful poise, the piquant,
uplifted face, the dark gloss of heavy
hair, and the unfrlghtened gaite held
him speechless until the picture had
been Impressed forever Unin hi mem
ory. He beheld a girl on the verge of
womanhood, fair of skin, the red plow
of health flubbing her cheeks, the lips
parti J In surpribo, the sleeve fallen
back from ono white, lotinded arm,
the eyes honest, sincere, mysterious.
Bhe recognized him wlih a glance, and
her lips closed as ho remembered
how und when they Lad met before.
Hut there was no answering recollec
tion within bis ees, i dly admiration
nothing clung about this Nalda to
remind him of a neglected waif of
the garrison. Kbe read all this in Lis
fare, and the lines about her luoutb
changed quickly Into a slightly quU
Klcal smile, her eyes brightening.
"You should at least have knocked,
sir," she ventured, sitting up ou (he
grasiy bunk, the b;-lter to confront
hhn. "befoie Intruding thus utiln
vltea." He lifted his somewhat dliitfy scout
ing hat and bowed hninbly.
"I perceived uo door giving warnlug
that 1 approached such presence, and
ttiu first shock of surplse was pur-
hRp gieat to me as to you. yet
now that I have blundered thus far, I
boF.ooch that I be permitted to venture
upon yet another step."
She ant looking at him, a trim, sol
dlerly figure, his face young anil plena
ant to Rnzo upon, mid her dark eyes
"To tarry for a moment beside the
divinity of this wilderness."
She laughed with open frankness,
her white teeth sparkling behind the
red, parted lips.
"Perhaps you may, If you will first
consent to be sensible," she said, with
returning gravity; "and I reserve the
right to turn you away whenever you
begin to talk or art foolish. If you
accept these conditions, you may alt
He seated himself upon the. soft
grass ledge, retaining the hat in his
hands. "You must be an odd sort of a
girl," he commented, soberly, "not to
welcome an honest expression of ad
miration." "Oh, was that it? Then I duly bow
my acknowledgment I took your
words for one of those silly compli
ments by which men believe they
honor women. I am not ft baby, nor
am I seeking amusemeut."
He glanced curiously at her book.
"And yet you condescend to resd love
stories," he said, smiling. "I expected
to discover a treatise on philosophy."
"I read whatever I chance to get my
hands on, here in Glencaid," she re
torted. "Just as I converse with who
ever comes along. I am hopeful of
some day discovering a rare gem hid
den In the midst of the trash. I am
"You are Indeed young." he said,
quietly, "and with some of-life's-lessons
still to learn. One Is that frank
ness Is not necessarily filppancv,' nor
honesty harshness. However, if you
will offer me a topic worthy the. occa
sion, in either philosophy, science, or
literature, I will endeavor to feed your
She uplifted her innocent eyes de
murely to his face. "You are so kind.
I am deeply Interested just now ia the
Japanese conception of the transmi
gration of souls." t
"How extremely fortunate! It
chances to be ray favorite theme; but
my mental processes are peculiar; and
you must permit me to work up to
ward It somewhat gradually. T- In
stance, as a question leading that way,
how, In the incarnation of this world,
do you manage to exist In such a
-Z&iZj M ) ''''
Girl," He Commented, Sobrly.
hole of a place? that Is, proided you
really reside here."
"Why, 1 consider this a most de
"My reference was to Glencaid."
"Oh! Why, I live from within, not
without. Mind and heart, not environ
ment, make life, and my time is occu
pied most congenially. I am being
faithfully uu tu red ou the Presbyterian
catechism, and also trained In the
graces of earthly sxlcty. These alter
nate, thus preparing me for whatever
may happen In this world or the next"
Ills face pictured bewilderment, but
also a ticti-i Kiltiutlou to persevere. "An
luterettlng combination, i admit. Hut
from your appearance this cannot al
ways have been your home?"
"Oh, thank you. I believe not al
ways; but I wonder fit your beiug able
to discern my kiiperioilty to these sur
roundings. And do you know your
questioning Is becoming quite per
sonal? lkx-s thai yield mo au equal
He bowed, perhaps relieved at thus
Iiertulitlng her to assume the Initia
tive, and rested lailly back ufioii the
grass, Ms eyes Intently studying her
"I upose from our clothes you
must be a soldier. What I that figure
7 on your hat for?"
"The number of my rcgluivbt, the
Her glance was a bit disdainful as
-he coolly surveyed him from bead ti
foo. "1 should ltuu!u that a strung.
' Si Tir' -C'A ' J
capable appearing fellow like ymi
ml.thl do much better than that. There
Is so much work In the world worth
doing, and so much better pay."
"What do you mean t Isn't a sol
dier's life a worthy one?"
"Oh. yes, of course. In a way. We
have to have soldiers, I suppose; but
If I were a man I'd hate to waste all
my life tramping around at $16 a
He smothered what sounded like a
rough ejaculation, gaslng Into her de
mure eyes Bs If he strongly suspected
a Joke hid in their depths. "Do do
yon mistake me for an enlisted man?"
"Oh, I didn't know; you said you
were a Fyldler, and that's what I al
ways heard they got. I am so glad If
they give yon more. I was only going
to say that I believed I could get you
a good place In McCarthy s nore If
you wanted it He pays $G5 and his
clerk has Just left."
Krant stared at her with open
mouth, totally unable for the moment
to decide whether or not that Inno
cent, sympathetic face masked mis
chief, liefore he succeeded In regain
ing confidence and speech, she had
risen to her feet, holding back her
skirt with one hand.
"Really, I must go." she announced
calmly, drawing back toward the slight
opening between the bushes. "No
doubt you have done fully as well as
you could, considering your position
In life; but this has proved another
disappointment. You have fallen( far,
very far, below my Ideal. Good by."
Ho sprang Instantly erect, his cheeks
flushed. "Please don't go without a
further word. We seem predestined
to misunderstand. I am even willing
to confess myself a fool In the hope
of some time being able to convince
you otherwise. You have not even
told me that you live here; nor do I
know your name."
Phe shook her head positively, re
pressed merriment darkening her eyes
and wrinkling the corners of her
mouth. "It would be highly Improper
to Introduce myself to a stranger
we Presbyterians never do that."
"But do you teel no curiosity as to
who I may be?"
"Why, not in the least; the thought
Is ridiculous. How very conceited you
must be to Imagine such a thing!"
He was not a man easily daunted,
nor did he recall any pre.ious em
barrassment In the presence of a
young woman. Hut now he confronted
something utterly unique; those quiet
eyes seemed to look straight through
him. Hi voire faltered sadly, yet
succeeded In asking: "Are we, then,
never to meet ag.kin? Am I to under
stand tills to be your wish?"
t-'he laughed. ' Ueally. sir, I am not
aware th.it 1 hae the slightest desire
in the matter. ! have given It no
thought, but 1 presume the jwisnibillty
of our meeting a-ain depeuds largely
upon youi'M-lf, and the sort of society
you keep. Surely you cannot expect
that I would seek stub au opportu
nity!" He bowed humbly. "You mistake
my purpose. 1 merely meant to ask
if there was not some possibility of
our again corning together socially In
the presence of mutual friends."
"Oh. I scarcely think bo; I do not re
member ever having nut any soldiers
at the social functions here except
ing ofl'.oera. We nre x;reme!y ex
elusive In tileneaid," she dtopped hint
a mocking courte.-y, "and 1 have al
ways moved in the mcst exclusive
Plip.ied by her tantali.lng manner,
ho asked, "What particular social
functions are about to occur that may
possibly open a passage Into your
She seemed Immersed In thought,
her face turned partially aside. "I n
foitunately, 1 hjve not my list of en
gagement here." and she glanced
ulwiut at him shyly. "1 can recall only
ono at present, ad I atu not even cer
tain that Is. I do not promise fo at
tend that. Howrwr, I may do so.
The Miners' Kurhelor club gHes a re
ception and ball tomorrow exiling In
honor of the new schoolmistress."
"What is her namo?" with respon
Khe hesitated, as If doubtful of the
strict propilcty of mentioning it to a
"Miss Phoebe Spencer," she said,
her eyes cast demurely down.
"Ah!" hu exclaimed. In opt n tri
umph; "and have 1, then, at last made
fair, capture of your secret? You are
Miss Phoebe Spencer."
She drew back still further within
the recesses of the bushes, at his sin
trie victorious step forward.
'17 Why certainly not. I am mere
ly Mis spencer's 'star' pupil, so you
may easily judge something of what
her superior attainments must neces
sarily be. Hut I am really going now,
and I sincerely trust you will be able
to secure a ticket for to-morrow ntght;
for If you once meet this Mis Spender
you will never yield another single
thought to me, Mr. Mr. " her eyes
dancing with laughter "First IJetit.
Donald I'.tant "
(TO UK C iNTINt.'KD )
Terms of Latin Origin.
In a legal sense au "luuuentlo" was
originally uu averment made by the
pluliililf lu a llliel action, putting Into
pUlu words the iujutious sense he de
tected in an Insinuation publlahed by
the defendant. It Is the ablative rase
of a l.utlu gerund that has become a
common I'tigllsh noun substantive.
Another l.atln ablative with a similar
modem history Is "folio," t hlch lit
irslly mean "on page" so and su. The
KhkiUU language ahsoibs all fa? n
tbts fashion at It pb-anute. There
I "qiiorun." (genitive plural and
"ou.iithus" (dative plural), with 'At
iioratiiui" as tin Kugliali nouu that
it once a Ijktlu vciU ia U-a titst
NEEDED ON DAIRY FARM.
A Good Plan for Dairy with Icehouse
and Water Tank.
Kvery farmhouse needs three things,
a dairy room, cool, clean, sanitary,
convenient, a store of lee and an abun
dant supply of water. Fortunately all
of these can easily bo secured In one
building, and that may be a very
slightly and even pleasing building In
appearance. We will, of course, build
It of concrete, tho sides may bo of
plain plaster effect, If rough all the
better, and afterwards covered with
vines and creepers. A foreword about
the finishing of concrete walls. They
may be plastered after the forms ar
taken away This Is not the cheap
way, nor does It always look best.
They may be etched with acid to take
away the newness and rawness; this
gives a very pretty effect. Or they
may be hammered with a rough faced
hammer, similar to what cooks ubo for
making tender beef steak; this also
gives a nice roughness. The plaia
plaster wall looks better, usually, than
the wall made of blocks Imitating
stone; the latter Is too monotonous.
It Is not practicable to color the
whole mass of concrete to Imitate
brick, since It would take too much
coloring matter. The best color Is the
dry iron ore red. It might be put on
as a wash after the wall was complete.
I have given this building much
thought to make It come within the
cost that can be afforded by any well-to-do
farmer, continues Joseph K.
Wing In Ilreeders' Ganette. We will
make it 13x13; wall six Inches thick,
which will be ample as they will be
reinforced with steel. The walls and
floors will take about 40 yards of ma
terial that Is, 40 yards of coarse stud
for concrete and as many barrels of
Ample reinforcement wiTi be pro
vided for the walls If there !s a verti
cal one-half Inch rod each 24 Inches
of wall, and a horizontal one of the
same diameter for each ftwt of height,
Pctter a thin wall so reinforced than
a thick one without reinforcement
Build tip to the level of the bottom ol j
the Icehouse Boor and erect also a
rlllar of concrete, well reinforced.
12x12 Inches, in the middle of lh
rscC Mil m ii f ytti.
ict Kivif .a
Icehouse, Dairy and Water Tank.
mllkroom. then put a girder across
from wall to wall of strongly r
forced concrete, the girder eight Inches
thick and 12 Inches deep. There
Should be two rod lu the utidersbb'
of this glrd"r, each one one and otue
fourth Inch In diameter, and the end
turned up Into the thickness of the
wall a few Inches. These will be all
the heavy reinforcing Irons needed.
Over this girder lay the concrete floor
to hold the Ice. It must be well rein
forced. I'sf, one half Inch steel bars,
the lust are the corrugated sort, and
space them eight Inches apart In each
direction, crossing each other. I-ay
these bats on the wooden floor, but
hold them up from It about thrco
fourth of an inch by driving little
nulls under them. On them lay your
concrete liixir six Inches thick. Mak
It of gooil strong concrete, using about
one putt cement, two pnrts clean
coarse sand and five parts clean
oa:se p. ravel or broken stone. Finish
It ltb a face of one Inch of good stuff
that will make it water - tight and
smooth There will be Deed of putting
through this floor thr-e pipes, they
should he in tti comers, one for fill
ing the water tank, one for overflow of
the water tank, one for dralnug of
the IceiiHitu. This latter may as well
he over the water trough for t ho milk.
Wtn-n this floor Is laid the walls
may lUe aUve It to the bare of the
anii under the wst-r tank. Here a
voty (hurouK.ti reinforcement must be
ivcu so that the arch will not by Its
thiuti bulge the walls. The thickness
of lb.- ut'ih need be no iiidih than all
ltt he and the reinforcement as fo
the fhx r b'inw.
The eel (,f (t all lu good finleh
Vcull bo between 109 etui l'U
iff i'fL.-t, ;-( ;; t
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i i! "N
A MILKING STOOL.
One In Which the Top Is Braced to
My milking stool Idea may be help
ful to others, writes a correspondent
of Farm and
Home. I think It
on the old-fashioned
w hlch soon be
comes loose w here
standard and top
are fastened to
braces are nailed to It as shown In
the cut and there is no danger of Its
ever becoming loose.
An Ailment of Cows at Calving Tims
and How to Treat It.
Garget or caked udder Is quite
common trouble which occurs usually
Just before or Just after calving. The
udder becomes hard and tho glands
aro enlarged and feverish. There are
usually no bad consequences from the
trouble unless It Is neglected. It li
caused by a large supply of milk re
maining In the udder and Is some
times aggravated by neglecting te
milk out cr by the cow standing In a
draft of cold air. In eases of this
kind it Is not well to milk the cow
out clean as the Irritation caused by
milking makes matters worse. Th
best procedure Is to only partially
empty the udder and then reduce th
Inflammation with a fomentation ol
warm water. The mere suckling of s
hungry calf and the working of thf
teats will sometimes help. It Is alsc
well to rub tho affected parts wel
with the palm of the hand after eaot
tnllklng and rub In a lit'le camphor
ated ointment or some unsalted iart!
or oily substance. It takes svera
days to get rid of the trouble.
WHAT MILK COSTS.
Result of Tests by the Cornell Unl
verslty Experiment Station.
In a year's observation and reeori
keeping with the dairy rows, theii
feed, etc., Cornell university tlnd tin
cost of produrlng milk as follows:
1st. With a fairly g.-sl herd, rare
fully fed and kept, milk ran ! pro
duced for 03 cent a hundred pound
and fat for 16 cut a pound for th
lost of the frswj consumed.
d. That Individual of the satin
breed vary more widely In milk ant
butter production than do the br d
3d. The large animals consume!
less pound of dry material per l.Oot
pounds live weight a day than did tlx
4th. That In general the best yleldi
of fat Were i.htalncd from co th
gave ut least a fairly large How o
fith. In general, (he cows consum
lug the inot ftid produced Inilh mill
and fat at the lowest rate.
Oth. For the production of milk
and fat there Is no food as ( heap at
good pasture grass.
Some dairy stable are free- Ismrd
The proof of the Butter Is the stuel'
f the churn.
Better cows, better feed, In-tter cart
mtlk make sure better profits.
UkIK, pure air and cleanliness atf
the three cardinal needs of the dairy
If a row Is (o be kept clean lb
stall where she stands must not bf
It la more profitable to have four
m of great pioducliiK l-ower (ban
lo have eight cows of imlinary pro
Tho beat way that I have found to
keep cream without Ice lu summer I
'.o dig a hole 12 feel deep and four feet
tijuare near the separator house. As
iiaiit as cream is scpatatcd put It In a
bucket with tight lid and hang It In
lu a test between hand and machine
milking the machine won out. They
trlped the cows cleaner than when
milked by hand. One man run care
for five machines and with them milk
a herd of ten cow s In about tuit fourth
if tho time required to do It by hand
The Profitable Cow.
It la often utged that the averat"
fawner stouhl have a cow that tun
lvo milk profitably and whoso st-ers
will mako protltablo beef animal. The
average production of the rows of
Wisconsin It about lfiO Miun ls of but
ler per year per cow; then will not
the aveiagu cow of the average fai'ti-i-r
fall to mako any pro lit In butter
product lou. ami observation tea he us
(hat thete is no profit in tniahig the
steers from (hose cows. Is it not bet.
ter to have a cow (hat can do one
tiling at a pro.'lt thnu It '. to have one
thai can do two things at a loss? And
he bict ding of dairy row with th
Millktiij; function highly devt loped and
-apahle of perpetuallng that funrtlon
lu tlx Ir offspring. a.utuiently
-ult. without being hsndlcupp. d by
rjlng to breed thj opposite or bof)n
.r.e: anient In tha t:ua a ilnul 1'