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By ELLEN E.
"All he carth is fIll of tales to him
vho listens."
l'. sail shone on lie far horizon
Iine a nlere speck. Whlite as the wing
of atwhilig gull it fiashed, then slip
lied into te koncelin. depths of blue
"Now sie's gone'"
"Yes. It's like the slpping away of
a life, isn't it? Onr, instant here in the
seeni--the next, beyond In the unseen.
Yet to John, who is sail iug away from
its. it Is hut a pushing forward of his
hori"ron line. He is not conscious of
the earth-,-rve that hides hilim frot us
sil ing hrte on the beach. Perhaps," he
added musingly, "perhaps that is what
th'ath is, simnply tie curve of our life
ocean that draws us below the line to
those watching on the shore, while to
ourselves we are still sailing on 'level
seas' wit hi the horizon yet far ahead."
'''T'h:at is a bealtifuI thought."
Y'."I le sliiftedI his position slight
ly. I'aning ;''ase- filly aannst the sandy
bantk that rose behind the driftwood
h* - i b:h t hey sat. lie clasped his
hands ieii..d his head, staring nedita
ti\, i o\er :I n h waiter.
"Yos, it is. I found it in a little poem
that I read the other day. Shall I re
p''at it for youl?'"
''l)o; I should like to hear it.''
Tlh s nid-Ianlk rose to a 11arrow ter
ra' t" abo\ e Ihem, where a grottp of wil
iows i hrew\ at wel(come sihade aroaund.
Tlht water' ranl inl endless shlininlg r'ip
llle. up the white beach, lapping softly
On1 I he wrt I. A little breeze rus
tied through the tall bunches of beac"h-.
grass just feathering into great, grace
fil plumes.
" 'lease, let ie hear it."
"Weil, it is a. simple thing, - but
stime('tling in it pleased le. and watchi
ing .john sail away as we sit her e,
called it back to my muind.
'I watched a sail until it dropped
from sight
Over the rounding sea. A gleam of
white,
A last far-flashed farewell. and, like
a thought.
Slil(t out of mind, it vanished and was
not.
"'Y(t to the helmsman standing at the
wheel
ir(::I seas still stretthed beneath the
gliding keel.
Ii eter? Change? lie felt no slight e:a
.d:ln,
.Nor, dr,amled he of that far ho,rizrotl
line.
" . tuiay it b)r. per "halner. vien4 doVnt
ie tide
(i1l'rc ' ones viiis!h. P(ea(eflliy they
-lid".
0:: :e' seas, not' maril'k lie unk11'low1
bound.
\\'" all it teathl---to ten 'tis lit'e he
oidi.'
ii is vicet dr'olpped to Silnit; his
u II Qli'earche the unanswering dis
:a ''. Te giril biesidec him sat mnoti on
i . et' head turned slightly away,
hintitg in one handi a willowv branch
withI which she hatd be'n idly brushing
thle war'm, drty sandt at her' f'eet.
He~ nnela ~sped hiis handts, hend intg fori
ward to lotk at her.
1ller fingers swvept the willow switchi
Slow' 3'ly bak andit torthI over the sand i,
atid shte still turtn'i away her headl.
\\ 'ii she C pale. hir voiten was nt.
< I:; teady:
"h i it v'ery munh tith is beautIifl,
and if' we knew that it wa1s trute,' hiow
(0omfo'rtinHg it wtothlI be. Oh !"' withl a
studden paissi :nte o note of longing in
hier voice, "'why ent we know that it
is so? I have known what it is to watch
somue one slIp (iut of sight that way,.
and how I hav~e ioniged for' some1 to(keni
---jutst, a word or' the sight of a face to
show that death is not the end, and
hat all is wvell. "Bt,".' sht added, aftr
a plauise, during whith his eyes studied
lier averted face sympathet.ically, "it
has neover come."
She turned toward him: "Do you be
li' ve it ever does come to any one?"
"I think," he saId slowly. "1 think
no, I know it does-sometimes. May I
tell you ani experience of my own, Miss
IEvans?"
"Yes," she said, eagerly, "tell it to0
me."
Again his eyes searched the misty
horizon line.
"I had a very deair friend with wvhomn
I was Intimately associated f'or' a num
her of years. We weie almost like
btrothe,rs, and I knew welt wvhat a thor
otughly good fellow he wvas; honest,
kindly, and as t ender-hearted as he wvas
sItrong and manly.
"Hou had a wile and a baby girl about
I wo yeai's old. Ils wire was a lovely
wvomani, and t hey were the fondest,
happilest palir of' lovers it has ever bretn
my lor'tutne to meet. hlut tl as,. t lie hah y.
was thle very (ore of his heart, and sh'
atdoriedt her fath er. lie itsd to spen it
hour's talking to nme about. her. p)lani
intg her' futur'e, wh ic'h was to be all
bri ghiItness if lht tould ma ke It 5o. 1'iT'e
wasil nothiung lie was not willing to dot
1'tr her.''
:Idi. lCvans stirri'd slightly, and the
willow branch in her finger's tapp)ledl lhe
sandi l)rotestingly. lie glanceid qulic(kly
at her.
"No, Miss IEvans, yout must not tink
hat l3ess never' ursurped her mnothlet"s
place ini his hear't, bt betwveen her and
heri father there was a peculiarly strong
h)ond( of sympathy
"Frank fell ill of a fever. At fir'st ii
did not appearki to 1be serious, but a sild1
dlen change took place, andl we soon
saw that the worst Was to bo feared.
"Dttring his sickness, whienever lie
rousedt from his stupior, he would call
for hess: 'Bring me the baby, Mary,
hr would say to his wife, and she
would b)ring Bess to the bed, The~ child
woldt cuddle down by him, looking so
wise and grave, and stroke lisa hot
face with her dimpled fingers, calling
'Papa! Papa!' till It broke One's heart
to hear her,"
His voice choked. Rising from his
seat on the log, he walked quickly
dIown to the edge of the beach, and
stood lookirig out upon the tranquil
waatr that lay an undulant reflection of
1t, e lue above, Her eyes followed him
wiuttully, b\at ehe did not speak; and
presently he came back and! sat down
ning sail,
H. WILDiMAN.
"ix'xeuse my foolishness'' 1c icl
'rather shtu!a et(:edly.
"I do not ("all it fool i:einess shi
,aid (lu1ietly: "'pleatse go on.
"Well, the end (ame( Soi)n, an one
sad day we w%ere gat hiered around
w'atchlinug hiin as he slipped away from
us as (ltlic"kly and as silently ats .Johnl's
boal Vanished from our sight this at
ternoon, lie lay uitterly motionless and
Voieeless. iils wife knelt lobbing be
side hlmut, While Bess sat on the bed
close to him1, her blue eyes wide with
wonder but with no fe'r in them."
lie looked at her inquiringly: "Do
you read Kipling, Miss Evans?"
"Yes, someic."
"DO you remeb!;;, what he ,Ays
aboutt Ameera when she lily dlying?''
She shook her head. "Wliat does he
say ?"
" 'She made I1o sign when I lolden e
Iered, because the Iulman soul is a very
lonely thing, and vlienl ii is g(' ji'g
ready to go iway, hides itself i n a1mis
ty borderland(I where the living imlaiy
not follow.'
"Those words seemecd to riii inl il
'ar's almost as if somneone had spoke
them alolid, as I wat'ied Prank pas
ing ad making 'no sign,' and I thouglht
he wans gon1', when ;mihlnly the baby
,"nled him: 'P'apa! Papa!' I \'erit\y bc'
lieve Ihat his escaping soul Imned n(It
the ver'ge het ween this worll and tha
'm1isty bore':lIand' beyond. to at.w,'
her, for, a:; she e:lled hi:, Ie- t ! ple(d
his ('yes, ool,ed : 11 her. 111(11 alt li:;
Wife, and spoke I!heir ilailes faiitly."
lie stopped 11r1)t y. A light winrt
righed thrc;ough tHl' droot)ing willow
branehes, and e',pt oul over ih1 Wll
er in a 61o-.tandl shining (rinles. Th'e
p,mndulo:;s caves of the pplais oin the
side of the steep bluff rising from the
sandy terrace pattered like t e sound
of falling raindrops. F rom the upp.-r
air the call of a bir,l (r;)ppl'd clear anld
sweet through the stillness.
"Do I seem to you"'-a puzzled frown
drev: his heavy brows dewn to a black
line over his keen eyes- -"like a person
easily (eceived by anp(<aran('es, or eas
ily tricked?"
A little smile of amu 1emIent grew
arolund the red ((urve o!' herr lip)s.
''Anything bit tlit,' sie answered.
"Whly?",
"1cer:te that is what I am I aIllf pe'
'unde!d nt tI~nim Ili-it I was -a c'redu
lou: incll, I rickIed ini :omne way. A nd yet
- uu; 111know tha l a"- not. H ut." w:it h an
imt m li' t .igh. "It is all its . 1 ) n..
b''o by a ny n :cy;,;;; m , o
"Wi is
'ii il l the ' w e':I . o '. .. I-- die
lis ey:s o b liof of he: . i :i ir
'I' . h enl ' e l m!, ' t + b e g ; 1 , 5p - : 1 t il g +'o l y ,
as ii s-'are ing his . tle eller'y l . O
dletail:
"Abiosi a wveek: afier i t1)k's death,
I wans iitting alone in my roc m, which
was on1W th e aton tilo baend a1 thle
1'ear1 ofi th house.(0 iiti g't .I
"Tee wIabt on80( 1 e oor o' (1room
that. filenin nl the upper)i(C.M aleO
the11( nierl opposte cte dotr twas a'0
Lth gral tO sood a largei jar of rose
that1' filled all4 th open Ill pae.ok My1( 1able
mIl in01'L fron of) the11( bire tle. Sl
of I he r'oom, ::ave ihe I witter' of the
droll playing.l~ As I 8sa1, I had1( an1 un1(ob
structed a ( viewi of t he' en1tire room,~j)( x
'opt thle cornler jttat lbeh~;ind me , anel(
that1 was fililed with booksh11elves.
"'I am!) plarticula,' inl descr'ibing to you
all these mlIime detaii, inl ord'(er that
you)l maIy judlge i,rl y(urIlVfit whethler
0.nyone0('11 co l l hve (in'ered t he r'oomn
aIter'ward occurr'1edI.
''Glancing ip frIoml my book as I
turnedl0( a pa~ge, 111y eyes flm'ihanically
to(ok nlote of thIe famililir' objects be
for'e me, thie hooks, thle p)icturesO on1 lhe
wall, thle ('lock 01n the mantel just
plointing the half-houar anid the jar of
r'oses in the firelace, a mass of p)ink,
fragrant bloom, Slanting in between
tile partly openi slats of' the shuAtter', a
ray of suInshine fell ac'ross a dish of
pansies on t.he windol(w-silI, making
them look like whlIisical balby-faces,
all a-smiling. The quiet, sunny room
was c'ertainlly empty of aniy humflanl
form except. my own,
"Driopping my eyes to my boo0k, 1 r'e
suimed mfy r'eadling, whieni instantly
sc:mething ipelled me1 1;) 10ok uIP aigin.
and1( thlere bef'ore m11, sI and og5 at I ;m0 1)p
thel~ i1ieplace. aId noi. ite feet awvay,
a ar 4Lu'it that 110 wi:Is S0amI!bir' to me,
Ills face wore the4 Olame ple:e:ai smile
(1used to kno so\/ ( w:'ll. het' hi'I eye's,
itough kind, hl:li a . i':ange. grv tlin-.1
teIne118ss inl their' hteadfasLt look th1at
;m' I pessed me1 L'0 111 appiteal.
"As th1e fact. 01 hiis presencOue ilased
upon01 me in (liat swift glance, he spokn
to ('o111 to me1.'
"'1Vhy (10 you i"ant heCr to come?'
I aIsked. 'Do0 you thin1k it. would be0 bet
ter' fot' heri to go to youI than to stay
here? Hiave you1 any knolOVedge of fu..
tur'e evils that ighit befall her11 On
eath1?'
"'No, I have not1,' he r'eplied; 'bult I
wanlt 11er wvithI me. I wenlt to) her t oday
and called 11er, anld she lifted up her
hanilds and1 cr1iedl for "PIap)a!"' I know
sile wanlts to c!ome.'
"'But.,' 1 said(, 'poor Mar'y-'
"'I know,' lie initerru'pt.ed, add ig Inl
a solemn tone that awved me, 'yet1 she
shall he comIfor'ted. Silo shail find 1s
after a little,'
"'Well,' I saId, 'I will go to her1 and
tell her what you-" then I was alone,
There was no one in the room but
myself, What was the matter'? Hlad I
been dr1eaming? Impossible! My head
Was a clear ando my senlSen as keenlly
alert as now wvhile I am telling you
this.
"Whore was thle presence with which
I had been conversing a moment be
fore, with all tile calmness of ordinary
every-day intercourise b)etween friends,
and without the qulickening of a heart
bat?9
"l'nt il theu I had. ll;,t t'lized any
(hin 1u1t atila in the al)1)e'arnce t fti it'
ia l bel o r rt. bi:1> i' faIet l slis
.iit' ilin Io l1ii t'; tat ht ' or . I t'd I t'l
la:11' i t 1It Iu i It :t 'iul I I th a cold
a Ill was !,11, ill lanit ' ani Ibefohal ot nowt\'
t wah ,te' i l\w'. N : tchrouh t It'
door, for t a xit " a ils t t tithed , i:. I o,1n's
i i.ull lookedl out into lh iali. No on
waS in sight. I sklo'k(d a!ondl the r'ooll
a;ilin: no ottnv r 1t Il. ehad not goee
through the wi .dow. for tht shtiters
were still selth, and the dish of tan
ses still tad humtistrhed on he sill
"I dir(pped brr'athless and trembling
into my chair. What did it mdean?
Somet hhtg o I ahe side of t he table
whiere F'ranh had sto(:d, caught my eye.
Iol(oed elosl'r: it was , rose. I pit-l,d
it i)p. It was fresh. it' stein still wvet.
and an ixael couiterparl in color and
forml of i hosein he jar. out I was sute
that there had been no rose on hee
tabl(e when I sat dlown. \\I'-t did this
mnean? lIlad irank drop d .I tli-re as
at loken? 'FTh'n I remill nblered the mes
sage which I had promlsed to deliver.
"I left the htouse at on< ". withouli
having s(en or spol'n to anly one, and
w\ent (lirectly to the homet wheire
1''rauk's widow lived. As I rang the hell
she opc'ned the dtoor to Iur.
"'Oh, 'lMr. iorster. sit' said. 'I felt
slre you woiull in . la ss is ill. and I
ant so anxious aout her.'
"I followed her into( the r"ooml wheitre
the child ilay in her crib in a ieverisil
slI11mb)1S'r, the lose-lIish of her iheekcs
ttrncu to a burning red. her ham(l:;
hot. hwr hreat lat bored: amd as I
looketl at her my healt gre' he;tvy
.ith for'buclin;;. It mu11st he tru:"! liir
f'atiher hadl called her to comle to him,
anl I must tell th' mlother!
''Slh mt m5i have Seeni somlletiiii g
stI'atnge in m1y fat(' aln mInntiller. I'or she
trned to me with a qtic'k atpr'hetn
sion of coming trouble paling her laie.
'What is it. Mr. l"orster'? o youl
1ti k she is--'
"Iotr 'oie f ailed her, and she sank
onl her knees by the child and mloaned,
'0 my baby, must you go too?'
"Then she turned to me and said in
a low voice. '\Ir. Forster, I almost be
lieve that rank has talled her to
come to him. for this morning. as she
lay quiet and I thought she was asleep,
she suddenly opened her eyes and lifted
up her hands, talling out in such a
glad, pleased way, ''"apa! Papa!
Papa!" She looked as if she saw him.
Whtat do yot hink ? Did she'?'
"I told ht tten as ceut.ly as I 'ould
what I had se:n and heard, and gave
her the imessage that had lbeen gi\en
tO 11e by sothlltiig that Ihad worn
Frank's face and spolii with F-'rank's
"she looked at me st(adily while I
tohtl her all. and when I had finih(d,
al! en said was. 'oIess will go too.
Aii sit' diid. It was only at few tavs
=r. lit:h- !i's died. and we laidt her
i:thi her who had so lovel her.
!lit w.ho bi(,i t"(ml' bal"k from ll that 'un1
InOWit l,. mdt' to t ill her to him. \\'ith
in a y"e: ,- .\biry h:ol 1"ollt)w"(d thvnm.
"Nov.. .\lI-t t'ivani., 'hat w\ats it stood
before t' itn the solitite of mily room.),
wear11ing!1 ;Ihe living st'mb1lanlle of - mly
dead friend. andti 'qpeakaing to mIe int is
OWn) wellknownt voice? \\'as it a dtreatm
--aln illtusioin? 1 aim sutre it was nilther't.
if ever't I tmay bel ieve t he'1. evidenle (of
lmy senlses, lhen lmust---I do bl'ieve
that. it. was Fran k htimtself, drawn hark
fr'om tha1t 'ilmist y border'lantd' by a love
sItrontger t haln death ittsi'lf; anid t his be
liet' hats beeni a gr'eat and (01omforiIng
assurialnce to mue."
They -alt Silnt, D)ickl's tface gtrave,
i l ook i 1 abtratedi fromt out1war'd
thlings.
Thle b)ids were* fiyig wvest wvard to
the wood)ts where their tnestinug platces
wvere. All thlte air wats fll of a golden
gloa'y. Across tihe swelling watt'r a
shlimmtiering Path led away to thle red
hearit of tile sillking stil. A fresht bree'z"
out of' the northeast seint the long
wav~es r'ttuning to Ithe shore to bIreak in
'ttrling foamu-fri nges (li tite pebbly
beach.
Outt of the shtadowy dlept hs along the
hloriz/on line grew a whliit e sail, re turnt
ing.
"'See!' site s;aid, poinltinlg to it. Tlhen
site heild out. her htand to him, smilIinig
gentIly- 'I thank you."-Th'eo Cr'iterion.
Devil's L.ake In North Dakota, the
largest b)ody of water in the state, cov
ers about 350 square miles. It. Is a
glacial lake, andi once hail ant outtlet to
the soutth Into the Cheyennte river,
through a channei which Is now well
mlar'ked and enmpty. Observations fotr
tile last nineteen year.s show an almost
iinlterruplted sinking of the water
level. Groves of tr'ees. which onc(e
stoodi at, thte bea' hI, aire no0w sdeparated
fr'omt it by) b)roadl strIps of land, and
a th shlallow parts of tile lake nlotab)ly
t he long arms and bays, have beenl left
rinit e dry.
Antother'i itatngo is int the water' from
fresht to salt. This htas taken pllace
wihhin the mtemlor'y of manli andh Is In
simite patiiciularis prtodiing seious i'e
ills.isht wvero founld iln great. abunti
tdac a''i to abt ))1 1888S, buit now~ pr'ae
Thet'ited-i States grolitgical surtvoy
a '. ::ihi hed a ('itchmtai'k near thte
t'rda andtt a :;enertal stuady of' t h' lhielua:.
An Aimitiont Mhu,u.
Whent 'th itlg 14-inh gtin was towed
to Santdy Iliook te great floating dler'
rIck lotnarchel andl th itIightter' Captain i
Tlott eatried the weIght,. wiIle thle pow
did( thte pJillig.
At. the govr nmuentt dlo'k thte Merritt
diroppeid beindti the othe lt'vessels and
pushdedi them in agalinst the hier, at the
end of wie(la an I naigilt ll'at.iIttle pile
div~er was tied tup. The huge M~on
arch'l swung (lose to Ie pile dti vet' andi
a matn aboard tite lattI er, fearing the
pileo drtiver' was Int dlatger' of being
erntshled, andl with io i1 dea (of the eter'
ntal fitness of things, reatched( out and
tried to pusht derrick, float, gun and
steamer all away'at thte same timb. It
was like a fly trying to kick dlown a
Otit oIf the pilot house of the Mer
rltt the captain stuck is htead, and,
In a voice so tremendotts that it shat
tored the atmosphere, roared at the
man on the pile driver:
"Don't bother. We'il make a line
f tast to keel) the derrick there. Yout
can't hold it!"-New Mor Mall antd
. xureas.
. I nM4n t4'y 'j t I 'i 3'i44'
In at ensh o' water sufficient to scald
a 200-ploun hog. throw in three or' four
handils of Iinielly pulverized pine pitch.
Stir the wat(r a little. then1 scald your
hog, ani it you'll keep it onI tlie wIter
long enouglh all the bristles, with the
seurf skinl, will peel off with the great
est ease, sun.rely leaving a bristle any
whel'e. iven the toenails will mostly
alll c o1(>' off. At the scalding of each
slubse(et+unl ho 1(1(1 another hland111l
Of pileh. TIhe eTfec1 (of pitch Inl walter
will -iolish1l anyone who has never
se('n it tried. Shotild somleonl' sngg:'st
that. ta'r is is good or anlything ap
1r"oaching it, sly p0Sitivrly 31). After
a hug is sealded in this way there is
hardly a bristle left on to shave off.
-('h.lles HIailnes, in Orange .ludld Far
n er.
Val2s nr ( (ir'e n ('1u1 ino e.
'oim)pa red with other food:. We ('))t.
sider green lhone the eheap"S"I. for the
resuilts acculriig from its 4s'. of an11y
onle 'oodi nearly (I( ubli11g (as it (t(!esl
the amount of eggs, and very matelrial
ly in 'ceasiig t 'heir frt ilit y. besides
prodilneing het tI'' itimage and 1)lin
laining a more heallfthfl (o)nditiont i1
t he fowls so fed. The (r'I'ore, wN"hettatr
fro1 a d 'esire to inerease (1. Ite \if121' of
the fowl of d'velop its egg p-ilt')d;Ilg1
(plalities, we eann miost hi'ar-tily e-in
r)14)e i ihe 1 se of gren; i 1)1 l'. fo' 1)11'e
tical ('xperi(ne"(' as well as se"ienc e ai
chemistry has ttn(Iisplataly denm1111
str'ated that the lomnpolivinl parts of its
struetrt'e afford the highest degrCe ot
nutriment and sustena1ln(' for pollitry.
--Alma Cole Picke'ing, in 'T'he W\'iscon
sin Agri("ult urist.
(:rinna )i'Ihteint tu 1.si .
The grains are defieient in lim)e and
mineral matter. while clover is -icl in
those materials. Corn contains 10 per
rent of wtter and elover hay 15 per
(ent. Of the dry matter corn has but
1 1-2 percent. of ash (lime magnesia.
potash. Soda, etc.). WIil,- clover has
Over t; percent. Clovet' hay contains 12
pJ'orernt o f prot('in and corn 1 1-2. ('orn
is rich inl starch and fat, however, con
taining t wiee as much as clover. Clover
hay has more erudle fibre than the
grain , hen e is less val)able in that
dir(e tion. While many farmers h'Ive
alw"ay:; made clover hay a specialty inl
11:"'dingl; : llts. ' 'et. it is mo( re ValtOhle
for ytJlmlg stock th2an1 may h' Suppos:)ed1.
1t eii 111 \ ery line,"" and the11 s ald: , it
make. (:1ne of the best rations in wvin
tt"r 1or Ioulltry andl wil! promnote lay
ing. ''or uc and geese it cannot. he
exi"elled. Ii (lt very fine and mixed
wiith Itooked t nrnil)s and carrot.;, elover
hay will h relished by yontg pigs,
andl: 1t nill0 ('14 r) i1 growth. !n
some Set"ti(inl: elovver hay is gr<mndl( into
what is tem':,'d "lov-eri mtea)," a11(1 it is
then sol in bags. C'orllnmal is too fat
tening for certain animtals, bujt inl winl
ter it myb'us 1 more fe'ely., being
When plalinig st ock1 inl storage. ('On
sider thle amount of y'ouri tratie, so as5
to have t he 4!1lry roadfIy at th~e p)roper1
time)4. Yott must2 have aL 81ul14icent
'ontl ) of' thle tem11pera1ture of4 th 1le s1t)r
age pi1t to be able1 to) ke'ep certin1 11 arts8
of' it warmer14 ' thIat ohers, 4 s18 as) to on
trol thle r'ipen )1ing
The di'essinig shotild he dlone in the
p)it to) avoid breakal(lge in handling and
savinlg mov)3ing the Walste, at a 1time4
lent to) (14 so. H4itemoe all y'ellow (or
dec4aye4d sta)lks, then 1 ('ut the rootI'4 14) a
point, b. eing en1)refulllno 1))o <u)t t(o4 hiighi.
Tlhis8 takes4 live 01' six strokes10 with a ;i
inch1 )1 btcher1'11 knfe. Hold414 the plantI withI
the r'oot i'from y'ou and1( (ut w~ith a m114
tion1 as5 if y'ou wereC whiittling shav1ings.
The wa'~shinig r'oom1 shold4 be in a
wuar'm basemen)41t or room where1'4 water
is (conveni l ent. and4 a bioller' or valdron01
at hand 1t) warm)fl wat.er'. A square ('or
nier'ed1 tuis 1mIlost (conv1enient. Use plen
ty oif wuater' and1 have it qite warm, 90
to 100 dlegrees. This gives a gloss to the
celery riot obtaInable with c'old water.
Dump a box of celery Into the tubl with
(lie butts toward you; then with a comn
mon soft scrubing brusih give eac'h
head two or three downward strokes
with the brush. This takes all the dIrt
out of the creases and1 gives it a bright
shiny appearance.
Thle tier standcs at the table and tics
It up four' lmneihes to tile dozen, usIng
common wvhite wvrappilng twinle for the
putrp)ose, and( tmning it twice aroun)d
each bunch. All decayed leaves or tIps
shouild be care'4fully elIpp)ed off. it is
now ready to pack for shiplment. or
home dlelivery. If yotu have a large
amount of 0Oclery, It Is iometinmes we'llI
to gr'ade it. makIng a1 fancy oIf thle larg
est , and)4 a st and(ard( grade ofI the re
maflinder1. D) 11ot tr'y 14) br'ing your11 tr'ade
to the size' of your' )l4I1 pakg4's 1o 81!it thbe
trade(l. WVe have14 found ( thantIta(18 1as 4 'hol
lng about11 (1n)e buish)l is a1s large as1 it
is prof0ital to1)4 use154. Th'is2 will hold1(
about11 t4 n dI(ozenI good( siz'/ed 4'elery'3.
1.11ne ('ases with 1aper 1 1(o av1oid drying
in warm 1)wea1ther' and1( free'.zig in ('4)14.
SI)ill by 1)48 xpes after' ('old4 weathe) r
8('ts inl.- -I. C. Smith, in Amieri'an~ Agri
P'rofit in. f?llck' -t'wn 1'eer.
11 igh pi'es(' f'or beCef have gr'eaNy3
incrI'-as8:i the4 inte4r'est in)(1114 1attle8raisg
t hrouighout11 the I5tstern StatIes. Thle ad
dr'ess d' ,I. it. Sanborn11 at North1 A dams,
l\ass., hefor'e th' 81at board)t1'( or agri
New 10nglandl4," and4 wasIi listened to
wvith attention)1 by a1 lar ge audi41enlce of
farmer's. SaId Professor' Sanbhorn:
"Conditions pera'nrent in ('haracter
have brourght the steer 1 again) Into t he
range of pr'oftable prIOdnlIt Ion in) NewI
l'aigland. T1he pr'oiltab11e steerPm here
musl1t 1)e the produlct.' of hI gh art.' il
murst hav th Ile beef frm, as5 thIs brings
more than41 the dairy'3 form, with) its
maximulm of ('heal) parts1. iIe is neces..
sarily a hothous~e pr1oducl(t, growving andI
fatt enling (con tiously from hirt.h to
dheath). Maintenance Is eleven p)ounlds a
dlay onl his average weighlt, and1 should
not. bIe lost hy a sIngle dlay's failure of
rapid1 growth. Nor can a year's time be
necessarily add(edl, for It means two
tons of fodder to run (lhe machine this
time-a fatal amount. lie muist go to
the shamb)les at (lie howvest weight that
will commndr the hIghest valuen a,. i
Will ri' lir( three finut tle footd to
1111k(' 1( 41uti (1 Of" growtl tt a )11 11 1al tiring
St ' ( r that itlia 11 1 i pOr the lir t four
h ndtltet lpou(ll::nd' t;wth\'11. It is shown
tiat i e nr thelll growth at (day)- is made
the ilr,t :,'ar that twt)rs the fotrth
"' (I, ti 111at ;I doub le 1lO s <1 -Ilrs t -
't(" 11 ,ll.i1 .; ;1 I(Illlt ';s aril y lh a i vy 11
"1'altaabh fOOtis itn abnni1htnCO or
r tl sh li i i I (e ding are r'(Ittire ti. as
fre i et"mIsutip on i.i t11,h u sis of rapid i
ir.>thd . Ohll hbushy laout '; t'annot b)('
tt b(asis (,f ('1)4 a1) he'l .) r 1:11'y atlord1 t'
nteither aluab lti t 1o' palatable foods.
T hese pmstures i(sl he rid of weeds.
antd bilsh, s ;1n(d fedf. 1'rotein foods int to
'to
it'hr the toarse foods fed1 or i tthe
grains or nleals Im sl i otnstitile a patt a
(f the ration,h though no( Ito hei' extett
adiVotedt'i by stldetls of, Germ' ani (e('d
ingt tales. It req(uire's for a pou)tnd of :t
b1tleri fat flndeirr high feeding 5omet' ' of
1 tIlty -li1e 11'xt s or more of food, IhI
This ood will lkle Over' two pl:mnd1 1 of s
tu
sl ter. I robably I wo and une-11alf
oUltinds, as I have mnadte a uound of
gI'rmthll on a s'tefr of av'watrage weight on
Iine tol xIfly i n5 f ' atter. If h ' the t'at
is thv poduct of at gooti brt"td'r aid
feei-r it will n' xt a lit t he ( n'Ie as
butt r, labor t"onsile ld I."i
tr t ris-n et i n 1),i -vi tl'.t.i
ihrg sat growing teldoet'ny to makie Il,
riforuls ill heil dairies at n 'rl i 11
1 h i' II'1)tllt' xl;
l pat'en1 on thl ' fa 1n ' w ti i I
inalmdls 1 1i4'or tOls:i'er t il'i ' I i ') I l:,"
p1reset'll I i m eth os e (f haidlin'., IIoth' 1 1
cows and their 211ilk. it is 41,i1medf tiat(
there is t Ieo0 filh 11 and 1 ri illn
dairying than in almost any tht'r Or
41a1t . The milk is 1to he "m 2
and "lhe 1-'aler is not). p) rti(ula(r," whilt'
the consum er islin blissful i ml>ran1.'b
of al y of the ("1ndit11 d ons affe t hi 1 e' ll
preparation of mlilk2 . \l k pil'::::ta"; )1 t
tbrough 5o' mnyhai n fromhe Util) the ow
to the lonsnuner as to rendler2 ilt ma2' t t
ter' of obtaining pure Iand t'lean miilki II
a d1flu 'ill oni(. The airyman coo1)11les
himself with th1 fact hat he strain(e1 i
the milk before :elling it, it the 1t"
strainer does not reollv1e soluble filth. l
A l)in(h of sall or ;ugar in mfik is not i
a yaother shstane tia is dissolved by t
the milk during the iate of milking. is
Those who handle cows know ilhat it
Is not utulsulal for a cow to get down
oil the floor of her stall to r(s1, Without w'
regard to whetherI' the lor is overed O
with manure or l rine. and her id1er it
and teats may habest rqateta during the t
night on a heap of fresh ma1nur1to e. TI'ho tiII
tow Is not as ieanl as te hog as far dli
as selei('n10 g a sti l il(' for (e'sting
is cont"(ruetl. and where the dairyntan ltl
himltseflf is t'ar"eiss andt doet S not) keep II
th i stalls lan, as well as bruSho and l
hve n wash footw. S, it is almost im1 - Oie
aossib1e o 1 (a e ('l ilk. It is gratI - d
fying to n 1 itt' , 1owv rthl't 11111 some I
liryme,lll('n wash Ill 1 (t(e udderS andl teats II1
oft )1b y 11 2m 1t 'Ver l( ilkin , wef iping a
with (elt Iow\'s:, avoidng ev'ery ('
.1:".(,, 1 f IlthI 'n wr'ile the mIiik. butl
:,uth dlairymnt get.g tO (Irp1ic(s, which
arP Secur<l b2y their reputllatio n:; for tl
11illfu l lnmtnlagemi ent of tei l OW 1o s and i
lhrir 21 odc(l S. 2i
he 11 rdh in'all dairyman21(' 111 in.jue h 11111
inf foodesh iows from i' I''211 othe eImli. (I
asiongl e hed.om2 s dry' andlti (If on2 1)
in5 ll)l her 0plac ta t s 23'fresh, I bu t)ich.
ma be much1 11(tl21 in irto 10h' 1.90 1oh1.(1
Ihn theire 12111s the eiai'y of12 binging a2
d9101eln i)'(d 11. ls'hat 2ea scourg211 e ifth a
Iryaabrion2JOO'2( )1'I am'ong 01ows-f is
contag121ilos, being2( fcred from one a1.9
hed tanoth01 erp thiou Itheni IraIc C'(r
nt'tlhetIl wrth 1the room(llt,hl the uy
andI( (If milk fron their dams Ill ade
moi 21111t taken frIomiI t ftew yeows of
the' h11, (If though1 such2 1) ilk2) is 1)1 py v)
bious tohilren whore tila pin it.' '
1the2 cafl('f unti'l byi at 11r1 st 1a 1month 2 )
old,2(2 but0as t averag dairyman.9 1116 milks.'
his 11cwill flordshe b Imrpoelpof1 sellin
riflee tthe eni an artile.9 that21 he.enn
Eu nIhe market.111 Thel resut tis that1
th ofIk li thl iti i lIfl varabl suf
quai'y fr ch tof lit. 11s unclean,o an'
some 'oftit forit folihuma use.1 10her1 1*
s room for l'irproemntrInd therae
hunes s 211 consum2ersf ready andl wil- I
ig to lpay. the firymnefr ihich extra
elnrles he tl prov0d21the wihv milk
man2(11( w iaelYit a poin titee Jouchl
'W( II APVESTFEIlS' WOhIK
1HAT THE CORN HARVESTER AND
THE S.IREDDER HAVE DONE.
Nhiy-)t",t' 1n,,. t i r i1 r 1('1" I 1.n0;t
t'Lhu F1-c I i' ,vbr t"I- -. ( rl. Iiny 1
Neart.v inl 11 ma1tc l e lS y Or I)Oe1-' In<
Nct,iy 0114 ( ~ 1 ( 11 A1,,- 1)111'"" 114 1
Eight Atrev r a i ti in a Sl). a I)i1 )ny.
''1( illnl1S . w t' of 111Ov411e1h in
o Shape O of (orn stalks which has
mlle oin for ian1y year'S in 11he ('Ornl
atls of this oun a ry. has been a
url"ee of w( li:t4 rI and t"omlent. Sta
tlicians aI t(. tIoil of ("uamp)utin;; the
tal lws, fromt thiS; sourc ,. anid w
(' startle:! by h ei lg'l s aunl:; whiilh
, allow to slit) throutgh our tingers
elh yt'ar. To( grow\ at (ropl of 1"trn,i
141 Ith<'in allow more than1 on.-third
it to -!co to waste' is In 'noh11 ,
it that is not all. Th'l <l'adl c'orn
:111:;h'ti inl thle liehcl are a tucstanlt
111.('< I (i a 11};1 r. !4 Ittle. t111irti(44 i t111o
'ic a fi' ild art' iaim t ) sir n sik n
1' within a f(w hour:;. TIhey' ar said1
di- with "'or) IL. lc 5' ises," but1
(' 11111 1' >f i bb: d 1 1 ' i. tinl iowil.
,1 I: ii e ur; !.:4 IIOl y t hel' 4 Ot14 i.
'41 'Irgit wich11 :niijests' 1)rn sm114t
[time(1'l1 i ,s i:li 1 rg s .e T hetl l14
i Ii;,tt (:4 1 . 11 ' '. IIisI 1l. 4 'i'414'
t;:l:"I t t .; i . hl' t ie'It' it.- t0 c11;
,1 .(ht .i " t fY Ii -r1!)Irly of b)il ,l
mIII 11 4' t': e t :mt'1 i, :. .\s a e1''. s lIt.
hI (ls ti4 01 'M())' Id m Ie t' ll
Ii '--dI SI'; is 1 11 h 11e no s1tl11%
'i. In w hit4h 1 pra::tllrt' tatt . .\Iny
u- w ht 4 I r I1 -alt 1hI'll ( (rn.1114tli;s
i( i t'. ) e :l : -y1 . ' 10os 1,'"
I' r ll' I ,( Ieft in lIt t i oc ( 1 aIt1:1i(In
('.1 iOs- by\" Iterf1i n'1 11 withl u'111 tiva
mn. 'I is an id(ire'1 "I loss, a d141
i.l whIt-h is On1ly li' inniing to be unl3 -
'!(14d. ('ih 1ug1s, army Worms
i thn' like indl a harboring place in
o rnstalks. and thus livt' from,n (rne
ar o anoth r. 1I4V '. It'n, ((r11
r''t wat % ink w%hich t' ('ornlstall%
('i ti h til- liettl IS at nuisanr'e. li'n
h has b1en resor4eil sr( to. but the soil
lobbed of 1 large a1molnt of hum
hieh1 it woulbd gain if' the stalks we'cre
lowt''di to rot In thl field. Nothing
ItI'1 but ()he' ash, which is of small
tlut'.
is'sterne!S canoci understand why
('1'esrn 14arru1er1's do4) not makect foidel'r
it o11 theoir' torilstllks and thus S'4
e. ntire ' -r0)p, ins ttatl of allowing
m-"Il111s to go to w%astc'. ''hat's (
4s1 Iith'y (!on't unle rsanll the cil'
tio s which irt1vail ott. her('.
1onVert ini th1 e t111 )on rol) into
"IhIt'r has b. .-It a1n imIl l)> ssibility, sinl
Y bec(as' t11hem w 'r /'n't m'ln
llugh i to 1.24 te work. TIhe orl'n
111ing season lasts only about, 11,
:11.1cnl there are not halt' enouigh
('n (,n the far1'mts in OWn4 to ( uIl 7,
I1-1 i(I(''Iz"rlS o4f1 (" 1rn ill season. II is
fa't tai t ('441 hl avent'I u p11 1 a11l) i t e
i)1 w' ou1b1. W'y have't w?
i"irst. br ti;li:e e(orn-euttint! is hardi,
i.t 1reeable work:. I titsking corn 1.(d
or is anoltther' t.(lious;, bauck-brt'akingp
)b. hal'tting folh ' is alln1) t nIle n 'asant
i 'th' irunt t:i he o sttr is or un
41rk it4) Iu,s' e (' n 1 i)t s mell ( i t, and1 I
(')4' i s is not ll, 1 1 '4' dder45 left1
10n1ndi1ng11 I i ll thick until44 fe11)1ose
lare prt. i1(4t feding value,''~1
10 rogh Ixll ret the wea. Ith. To I(1
lar Is t hasbee found)1114 ipractienble,1
11n1id1ring 'Ill t heI had, dis ageeable
4 41)04 4)1) ils smallafe ing value, t is)1 not
'4s' o harvest vlicI Ier ite iS 'f thefir
lln4)eropl i thisfway InVi tle atern
atlos Moiion lare tviy different.g
rlia'll. .'alore than. ~t wi1 a mitieh
lrnenn be1( (11ut at. Jste than inol
L' ld ay A )'JCI4inhin will shcud allght
'ares. thn a(lay, an1di the men'! willV4St
hotk andl41)1 ti i ite same l(1 ime'4 p.
4o wo14r in th(l way,1)4 bto th )e 114d
'4r1 'slft4 104141onven'it 'inVnds 4 f)or1
11nd1lng4 3' ) t. i advantage l iu's rthe
04' 1411p to4Y be saved. If~ thes 1bundles
r)1e b1)und byte Isn there (is ) gea
311Yrence n113' time btweenoi the two 4(1
0th1od' s. oreta thlis, a'': verys I''large'
Lage 11)4 rpeness,) and shoed afler)I'4
111 1remai1eo for41444 the sh1edder to putl441
.e fodder in i good1 ohap to13 stre.n
ed.1 ita The.fodder 1utter was145i' 1not a
ndoubted fly, for' lCvirtully turn fod-~ (
er~ into ha.'4I rot(oly' 1this,1 bu i'
usks4' and1 I sewls the corn.4 l te i -s
Prof 1.4 lleny,110 an:authoriy onL4 feds
nd feedling,:4 1(tia3) tat 39.: pertht
(( fochl4r i')1s4 los when fe:411nshedied.
-amatec rial probably1 no ('n41re than in3
peding hay ,111 :3 14 'lhus v, (Ie ' th t ole
hId the o)' hler111 is 1(aved1 by sred-ii
in. That1)14 whih rjete makes1)1 1"
hisLl 1ind If inanue is. eily) handled.
l4 i whole wilslks' in8 )Ianure are1~
in. as1r41iltion.I ImtYo' vr
ACorn h makes0 nearlys g11ood1 $hay
Fh ayothier k Il i ofI hy. I was'
11ar,v at sm(8a towns1h $1.5 the easr.
1nbOhrn.hoted fo<'hr ed.g anm
Ifthi anhcove ay roughtm a. hilgher
gets one-half. Tle capacity of a shred
der runs from six to eight acres a day.
It eqtires three mtenl and teams to
hauil the f'oddl:r. two muen to pitch in
the eiel(. one to cut hanls. another to
Itul the shelled corn a%way, besIdes
(h- 11-avh0no men(1. If the(, hay 18
nt:k nl tlther man will be required,
m1:: i:,1 r: ;l ;1en1 altoget:ler. t; ttl
iig the m114':1 :1 1.511 a dlayi, this 1110es
$12 for' help; n $t2 fur th!e :;ihreddler,
aL total ('I . ! :(.- ('ight ac:-(:3. Thi:;
ji siet;o Unla iiin tI' ;',cddei and! l1isk
ing at'd :=hellintg ti,e ((rn. n1of whihl
mutist ib' he ione even if the fo'Idde is 1 noL,
shr'e(/led1. Thel co:--I of inltling andi
shock lng is about $l.5,u an acre, whhic
wotild make a total of $4.50 an ncre
for hiar ve'sting the corn crop, putting
tl' silelled corn in the crib and the
shtreddedl fodder in the barn.
An Illinois farmer who has cut and
shredded 25 to 50 acres for seven
years pla('1. the most at $5 to $5.50 an
a1c're, xith 1:n average yield of two
(oil.. An(,tiur roumta $4.20 an acre,
and Mill anothn'r $5.05. while iany
lth:a'l the total (.os.i at mnuch lower flg
lires. "rctl this it will be seen that
''/t in hay 't;I s only $2 to $3 a ton,
arl' <\V'ly tlne ut ill admitt that It is
;hr l (Idl o11thb": i.; v'ry api to spoi
nnil':. th otnibl\ dil wheln stacked
'r'I pith C :, K. I: the juice cani
h e w11i 1; Iromi nnl stalli: in 1 it. is
t oo ml;i I t( lhrl !. It mnay be safely
it<ld ittt' 318 t :it f toisttitre,
biu ii .-. rit t i" t 'e ini gei'rotis. A nt mit -
111r 11t :t1;lk 11:mn1y bn'' Iwei:;h.edc, dried
I an1t oVen a1111 then wveiedtttl again
('111 lit "tl w ei 1.ntnl t. ilthe
shtredlhed forblIer mai%y ble staulcl In1
11n1rrnw t' icks and11 1uVer'etl with slough
;;rass or (ar( '. It' llut in a mow, it is
best ntll to traip, but jrst allow it
o lIi loosely as it o'nfes from tho
blower. It i more 1 important to shredl
largo atalks 1:1.1n small ones, at; tho
l(er arc moure apt to b e eaten whole.
T'1'here was almost ai revolution in
ctstilng andl shredding fodder in the
western states last. year. In south
we1c stern l owa, there were over two
doi pn sh1r.'dders sold in foutr countieos.
An ltnmense amo14 llt of fodder was cut
with a himler and afterward hhred
ded. Tlhe high price of corn and hay
was the ('ause of this innovation.-O.
t. 1111nhill, tShelinndoahl, Pa.
GUAINT AND CURIOUS.
Onte of the Peruvian quicksilver
mines is 480 feel deep. Ini this abyss
are streets. Xquares and at chapel where
religious worship is held.
The oil glands of the skin are most
numVr t S Ili races living under tho
roph-'s, hel'ause the oil is nature's pro
te(tionl against. the heat. of the suni.
In hiot "oluntries its aetiont is often as
sisted by the appliention of vegetable
or1 animal oils,
Thlitltle of "tlltor" was invented
in tho twelfth century and conferred
for the tirst. time upon Inerlus of the
111i ersity of hlologan, states the Mett
tititcal Matgazine. 'lh' fist ''(octr oft
receUivetd thet htonotr fr'om the col lege of
1Aosti, atlso ini Italy, ill 1220).
Phoenix, Arizona, the ('entre of Salt
rivetr valley, was a fewv years ago a
salgebrulsh de(ser't. it. has no0w twenity
fivo t houlsand inhabitants, with an as
sessed't pr'opet'y valtI11 ion of $10,000,000).
All thiis is dute 10 waiter', whlich, b)roulght
ini ennals3 1from1I strteamis fed minlIly
from1 San1 l"tranelst'o and( (1ther1 ArizonaI
r'esrvies, hats turn'ied the deser't Into a
1f1erti1vally, itnvere'td wiith ranches and
dlottedl with small11 towns11.
When any13 Spantlish sove'reign diles the
btody is at1 oncet submlitI td to the pro
t'ess 0f fossiliza11 tin, nor1 can1 It. 1he
p lat(Cd in the rotyal 1)an1 teoni untilI the
Curiouisly enlough,1 the' per'itod reqired'C
for1 t ossilizat1 1)1 ion'arties conlsidlerably.
Stoe roya3l bodties have become soldi
letd inl a1 very' short' pe'riod, wivleI otheris
hav'tke year's befor'e tihe fossiliza
tion tok place'. II took exaelly tir
1 4en1 year Itt o con((ilverlt the bIody of the
fa1 t' of Ite present1 young king of
Spain inlo0 stone1.
TIhe the halls11111, the sign 0of the ilawn
brokers'i' in this coutntry and Great Brit
ain1, are der'ive inirecht'Oly from the
('(a31. (of arimns of the0 Medici family of
liore'nte, Italy. 'The fatmily sprang
i'from ai physician, a medicuts; it became
wveaIthIy through transac'ting a banking
bus1tiness5 for manIfy yearts, anti when it
became noblIle it adioptedl five golden
pIlls 01n a. blue groulnd as Its armorial
deCvit'e. Hainker's In othet' 'oulntr'ies
adopIted'i t' sam111 device, either' ini
whole or' ini 11art, as a sign otf theit'
busin111ess;11( adwheni 11 bakm's gave up~
the pawnbltrig buisiness the pawn
In treslting dIiscovri'esi have r'ecently
som111 intscrtipt ions matde on the wvalls
1b3 per somns Iton fined't t her'e ini )ast times.
In the wtork of (1)1 repairing a tdefectivye
indow)11V tottninlg in the St.. Mar'tiln's
'ITower, a1 1ieCe of' deal framing had t)
he~ removed.'t' lehtind iltiVwas fotund the
name o1(3(f Ambr hose Ittookwitood, a weal thy
younig Suffiolk 5(it'ir, wiho w~as ronl
dIivide'd, ''i1oek-w3itd,"' indi enting tho
nate cullpr'it was dlrawni andC hilgedi in
Palace Yat'd, Westinuster', with other
of the conspIrators, on the latst (day of
.Janulary, 16061.
Ifon'iA Kumn'ktri.
'The Horton (Kaln.) Herald reads this
l'ssotn to some11 of Its rellow citizens:
"Th'lere js nothIng that hurts business
so qu1lickly' as the prominent pre'sence
in~ the worldt tof a~ tighlt-faced, claw
fisted. ha wkeat-footed, hog-hearted,
peniny-squteezinlg, man-hating, cross
between1 a glttepot anti a vInegar jtig,
whVio ne1vert s;pends a dollar till ho sees
a dollar 'anti ninelty-eight cents In
sight."
,' rrangementfttt or m1I E'utns.
The nmountitngs for ship guns and
guns in coast f'ortifications are Bo de
signed andl constructed as to throw in
to thle pIOwer of 01ne man, in no far as
pIossile, the wvhole control of direct-.
lng the gutn at the dlesired target and
firing it when r'eady, says the EIngl4.
nieer ing Magazine.
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