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JH. sokxh wiiro. Wlna of the North, I know you MBit vut on th frosen plain. But hr In th city' streets you am uniy cry of pln. I know th note of vour lutv throat Whr the black bought toi and roar. But here It la part of tha old. old cry Of tha hungry, homeleaa poor. I know tha aonc that you sing to God, Joyous and hlfth and wild. But hara whar Hla creatures herd and die. Tie the aob of a llttlo child. e-Youth'e Companion. Tha burnished mounting and metal surfaoe of "No.' 20" glistened and sparkled as tha auun'i rays crept lailly Into tha engine house and fell In a golden ahower upon the beautiful men ater. But In aplta of thta tha keen and practiced eye of Blm Jim detected a blue on one of the bras lever, and. fetching hla chamois skins, he let to work with a will to remove this din graceful blemtah; for not a speck would be allowed upon hla beloved ma chine. "No. ' 10" waa conceded to be the flneat machine of lta kind In the city; and Big Jim, as he wai universally known, waa- acknowledged to be the talleat man and the best driver In the ( whole Ore department Many times he had been complimented by the district engineers, and on one occasion he and hla engine rendered such signal ser vice that the mayor of the town lent i aim a personal note of thanks. That ota Jim carried constantly with him. and would not have given away for any consideration. Strange to say, there was no envy of Jim or his engine. All who knew blm loved and respected him; and Big Jim was the pride, and "No. JO" the pet of the entire department For the last hour Jim had noticed a little negro standing on the opposite aide of the street and gating Into the engine house with evident Interest. While the fireman, piled his chamois. the lad grew bolder, and, crossing the treet, stood timidly In the "doorway; The day was far from sultry; and Jim gazed at the hoy bare feet and thin ragged clothing, a feeling of profound pity stole Into bis heart. iou snoum not be without your shoes, my lad," he said, kindly, in his deep, gruff voice. - "Hain't got no shoes, boss." . Jim gased askance at the black ur chin. r. "Where are yoor parents?" . "Dunno. Neber had none." "But surely you have some relatives or friends." "Dunno what yer means by relatives, boss; but I hain't got no friends. Any how," he added, pathetically, as though TUE Wills uf THE ALtlSI gOL5DED. the fact had been Impressed upon him until be had become thoroughly con vlnced of Its truth. "I's no 'count, no- bow, I Is, so it do'n' make no di (f ence. Jim's uplifted hand paused In mid air as he beard this remarkable state ment. "What's your name?" be Inquired. "Black Pete," answered the boy, slm ply. "But what's your last name?" "Hain't kot no mo'ah names, boss." . "How old are you?" "Dunno." Jim gazed in blank astonishment at bis new acquaintance, the like of whom be had never before met. "Say, boss," said Pete, and his voice dropped to a whisper, and his eyes glistened as be gazed In undisguised admiration at the engine, "Is you thf flnvah ob dls yere ingine" Jim nodded. Pete gazed with such evident awe and reverence upon "No. 20" that Jim's big heart was completely won. "Well, Pete," he said, a few mlnutea later, "I guess I'll have to leave you. It's time I was attending to my sup per. By the way," he added, "If you have no friend3, where do you get your meals?" "Oh, I gets 'em best way I kin, boss; and when I can't git nuffln, I does with out," was the philosophic reply. "What ar you going to do to-nlghtT" . "Can't have nuffln to-night Hain't got no money, and don' know wber to go." Jim's Vagrant "Look here, said Jim, and the gruff voice grew a little softer, "you wait here a minute," and lie disappeared. Boon he returned with a package which be handed to Pete. "There," he said, "I've divided my supper with you, Pete. Now tell me where you're going to stay to-night." "Dunno, boss. Had a good place up , STOI'FINd V' -r v k 4. 1 ft tin ;Sv .r y' t AV. LEAK CLOSERS PRACTICING ON The operator dons his ruulwr suit, whlrh Is msdo In one plwco, the tank is filled with miter, the plug is removed, and he now has to Insert his leak-s'.oi'inT and tlx It In position by pulling out a pin and screwing It taut The pressure of the ater holds the leak-stopper In place when once it is in position, but the rush of water Is tremendous, and anyone who out of bravado or forgetfulness stands too close will prohably let him self In for a good ducking The hole In the tank Is supposed to repre sent a shot hole. London Sphere. an alley, hut de copper dun fin' me last night, and chased me out." "I'll tell you what," s.iid Jkn thoughtfully, "It's asalnst the rules, but you come round here after dark and I'll smuggle you into my bunk. It you keep right quiet no one will know, and to-morrow I'll see what I can do for you." Pete's eyes sparkled as he raised his black face to Jim. "I'll do as yer tole me, boss. Say" and the boy's voice grew Intensely low and . confidential, "does yer think they'd have a cullud drivah on an In glner The look of anxiety on Pete's face as he waited for the answer was pain ful to see. "I'm afraid not. Pete," replied Jim. Pete's black face assumed a look of unutterable woe. He turned sadly away, and made off with Jim's gUt hugged closely to bis breast. Pete had been safely smuggled In. and all in the engine house were wrap ped In profound slumber, when, sud denly the whir of the alarm soundel loud and shrill throughout the build ing, and in an Instant the Bremen were tumbling Into hoots and coats. With the first sound of the bell, Jim was on his feet A moment later, he waa equipped and harnessing the horses. "BTg Jim was a born fireman. There was nothing so delightful to his ear as the clang of the alarm. The mo ment he heard It his spirits rose, the blood coursed more rapidly through bis veins, and ail else was forgotten. So It happened that, strapped to his seat on the engine, the big -driver dash ed down the street without a single thought of the small piece of black hu manity he had bundled up so carefully a few hours before. No. 20" was the first engine to reach the fire. A large manufacturing building was blazing furiously and threatening to consume everything In the block. Crowds of people were flocking from all directions. Jim had Just reined In the foaming, quivering horses beside a water plug, and was hastily dismounting from hfs perch, when a little, barefooted figure came panting up. I's got awful blowed, boss, but I dun keep behind the lnglne's well as could." And not till then did Jim rec ollect the admiring little friend he bad left In the engine-house. Before he could say anything there was a great snoui irom iue Hmtutuuc, and looking up Jim beheld three men standing at one of the upper windows, surrounded by the raging flames and cut off from all means of escape. An exclamation of horror fell from his lips as he realized the peril of the unfortu nate men. They are lost!" he muttered. In voluntarily. "The ladders have not yet arrived, and nothing on earth can save th&m now." With mouth and eyes wide 'open, and horror expressed In every feature, Pete gazed In consternation at the appall ing situation of the poor wretches. Then an Inspiration seemed suddenly to seize blm, and, quick as thought, he snatched a small ax from a truck near by, and darted off through the crowd. Kor several minutes Jim continued to gaze pityingly upon the Imperiled men. At last he turned sadly away, and then he beheld Pete scrambling Imbly but laboriously up a high tele graph pole on the opposite side of the street. Even at that distant the heat was Intense, and Pet ha' all he could A SHOT HOLO, n DEVICE USED BY BRITISH NAVY. do to retain his desperate clutch and work himself up. Ho reached the cross pieces, and perching himself securely raised his ax In both hands and struck a furious blow, which was followed Immediately by a scraping buzz, as the wire he had severed slid over to the beams and fell to the ground. Then It was that Jim recognized the Uewdness and utility of Pete's ac for the other end of thn wire was fas tened to the roof of the burning build Ing' directly above the window which the Imperiled men stood, and as soon as It was severed It fell within their reach. A great cry of Joy went u from the vast throng below as the men grasped their Improvised fire-escape and de scended In turn; but above It rose shrill wall of mortal agony. Help, boss! helpf I s dun goln' to rain" The flames had burst through one of the windows, and were darting far across the street and beatlne uoon poor Pete In his defenceless position He could not move nor attempt to de scend. It was ail he was able to do to keep his hold upon tho hot beams. Realizing that his nerveless fingers would soon bo powerless to sustain him, he cried aloud In his anguish to the only being In that great crowd up on whom ho could rail. as mat desperate, appealing cry reached his ears, Hlb Jim deserted his beloved "No. 2" and sprang toward Pete's lofty perch. Right and left tb big fireman elbowed his way through the crowd, knocking gaping men hlth er and thither like so nviny tenpins, But he was too late! Poor Pete hung on as long as he could, and then, with a slight quiver of the body, the scorch ed and bllstBred fingers relaxed their hold, and the little hero fell to the pavement. Jim raised the limp form tenderly in bis strong arms. "Pete. Pete, my brave little flre- .man:" he murmured, chokingly, as he pressed bis lips to the black face. At the word "fireman," coupled with bis own name by the gruff and tender voice whose owner had given Mack Pete the only friendship he had ever known, the boy's eyes opened dreamily and rested for a moment on his big friend. A smile of recognition flashed over his featutes. "Bo dey won't take no cullud drl vahs, boss," he muttered, aosently. "Well, I's done de best I could, any how." And with a sigh of satisfaction at this thought,; mixed - with regret though It was, his eyes closed ones more, to open again where even Black Pete would be of some "account,"and where "No. 20" would not be the realt zatlon of his highest admiration. Wa verley Magazine. All She Could Think Of. "How do you got on with your Christmas shopping?" asked the lady with her hat aw,"y. 'Gracious," said the lady laden with bundles. "I haven't been able to got on. Every car Is Jammed to the rails.' at. Louis Star. tnfftntlle Nay-ln:, 'Wiggins' child must be a prodigy!" 'Undoubtedly," replied Miss Cay enne. "The clever sayings he attrib utes to it Indicate that even at (Tils early age It keeps a scrapbook."-f Washington Star. Viil hovn firnl tr 1.1 u n r A nif a A tilts MiBarHlilunia r.f !. nail ( a ' j c,,,, j tie arml Stick to the farm," says tha President To the wide-mil farmer boy, Then he hies him back to the White House home. With Its air of rustlo Joy. Stick to tha farm." eaye the railroad king To the lad who looks afar. Then hikes him back on tha double quick To his rustle private car. "Pllck to the farm," says the elsrgy- man To the youth on ths worm fnoe perch. Then h lays his ear to tha ground to hear A call to a elty church. 'Stick to the farm," says tha doctor wlae. To those who would brak tha nit. Then hla hint where Uia appendix growa In bountiful crops to cut -McLandbursn Wilson In Nw York Bun. Wfcr Mors I.MIva farm. An official connected with an eastorn agricultural college has made a sum mary of the reasons given by US son of farmers for abandoning tha pursuit of their fathers. Hltty two ot this number said that farming does not pay. A strong argument can be made on tha Idea that It pays better than other forms of business. Tha secretary f agriculture has staled that tha products ot the soil In this country in 305 leached a value of lU.0O0.0OO.tHW), which Is a good deal of wealth to di vide Up as a reward In one Industry. Seventeen of tha young men satd tha hours of labor on the farm are too eng. No doubt they meant at certain seasons, but this ts a detail open to adjustment Twentyelx thought ao rtal advantagea on the farms are not equal to those In cttlm. which Is also a matter of opinion. Sixteen said they had a natural bent for something !, wbleb ts a point that deserves ronstd erutton always. Other, objected to farm monotony, and fifteen said they would return to farming as soon as they made a pile of money at some thing else- Many of these young men are the victims of Illusion, and. unfortunately. of a kind curable only by experience Probably they are not aware that 90 per rent of t boss who branch out Into gcDta1 tiualness fall to accumulate any considerable w.ealth, while the pos itive wreckage la mens. health and comfort U laige.- A farm Is never mo notonous to a good farmer. It Is rathsr a book of fresh Interest each succeeding day. A aurplus at the end ot a year Is the rule on the farm; In the city a surplus Is the exception, snd the style of family living, on the whole. Is In favor of the country. Hut statistics show that plenty of boys re main on the farm. The farming popu sit Ion of the United States In 1900 was four times as large as In 150, and the valoe of their property Increased five fold, or from f 1,000.000.000 to 120.000, "KlO. Ilo Vmrmm Ha4 llallellaat I have noticed one thing In partic ular while traveling in some of our best agricultural states, and thnl Is. when I see a number of well dressed farmrrs discussing beef and milk ra tion, feeding young snlmals for a healthy development, nitrogen, potas sium and phosphorus and their unc tions In plant growth and protein snd carbohydrates and their functions In animal growth, I am Invariably In a prosperous and up-to-date community. Now, the question Is. do the best and most Intelligent farmers read their bulletins and keep In touch with their station workers and read the agri cultural press, or does the rending of these bulletins and agricultural papers make more Intelligent farmers? It is one or the other considered from olthn' standpoint, for these bulletins and agricultural papers are not read by th poor and uneducated class of farmers, neither do they circulate as freely s-mong the poorer farmers as they do among th farmers In the better ngrl- cultural communities. Agricultural Epltomlst No Vmm for tha florae. When cattle were raised on the rang a good set of horns waa neces sary for protection. An all wise crea tor put them there for that purpose. On th farm a cow or a steer Is not In need of horns. Breeders are breed ing them off very rapidly. Even the long-horned Hereford has a polled strain now, and It Is predicted by many that within twenty-nvs years a honied animal of tha bovine race will be a curiosity. On the other hand, ad vocates of horns' say the hornless strain of every horned breed Is under sized, and until It can come up to those that have horns In size and weight people will want th horned cattle of both shorthorn and Hereford breeds. However, there Is no reason for. loar- Ing th horns on aftor they are there. The time to take them off Is when the animal la young, and th way to do It I with any of the prepared horn kill ers. But take them off with tha saw rather than let them go. It I more humane to do It than not to do It - isrrain jnau ano Breeze. n.h for Roll Wash, There Is nothing quit w ai fin brush to catch and how w "; u-k... ..ll trees are USd 10 nil " gully th. top of the trva elx""! l, placed toward the bend of th gf. ,J that all Mil am! trash wnUM '"" will b caught In tha fork of branches. If Hie Ireo I lli'd " U1 oppoalto direction the descending will slip more easily by ami over For the same reason, In filling with brush mid branches. Hi ' the brush should li tli'd tusiri. ii'hm rnlUei have been formed dur ing the summer by soli wishing U well to nil them as early as possum ... th fall Willi th teuves "f the brush with which they are nnoi When thoy are filled early l b"'r lha lesvAS of th tree Have laiien many leave, as well as grass and weeds that may be blown alwmt the hv full ...,1 winter winds win rsusht in th bnmh to di'"y. ""H help oil and will ferut good soil. Th brush Itself will decay In a year or two. so that when the gully l niica cannot only be plowed over, but will hast anil. Never Oil a gully with soil, unless sums brush or similar material Is put In l bulloin to hold the soil. Is mending a steep place In th road side, brier, brush and all fnc row mowing tti.tkn good material to lay down tu place th dirt upon. If rock era available l( I bt to first lay brush In the place to b filled, then place the rocks upon the bruh, and last the dirt upon the rock and brush These will hold and bind th dirt until It become settled and Arm. and It will N less subject to washing and Iwlng cut up by travel In wot weather Never burn a bit of brush on th place, but put It to som good us Hr4lM !. In breeding swine or live stock 01 any kind th breeder should hsv ell defined object In view, a point to ward which to work, a type, an Ideal. If you will, welt Died tu bis mind. All hogs ot th same breed at not silk, and It I this fact that make Improvement of any breed possible There ar different type of Ih sam breed for lb breeder to select from, and Ih lutelllgeuc and Judgment u-t in th selection of th animal re served for breeders will sooner or later d'.monstrn' th success or fallur of th breeder, of course, methods of feeding and car rut an Important fig ur. Many men who ar good feeder of iwlne are very poor breeder, but few good breeder are poor feeder. The tendency of all our Improved animals Is to revert b.ickward toward the original lytic, and in th c of win It should b Ix.nie In -mind that while there Is no stock that ran b to rapidly Improved by Judtcluus seleo tloa. car and feed, there ts none that wilt degenerate so quickly Uuder neglect-Kansas Farmer. Yllalllr al Hrede. The period for which th seeds Oi different plints maintains their vital Ity varies a good deal. The seeds of som Vegetable are worthless after they ar tan years old, while the sre I of other plants tmprnv with sgn un til a certain period, f'.w Instance: th seeds of artichokes are good until they ar three years old, asparagus, four years; beans, two years; kidney beana, on yer; beets, ten years; tto.voll four years; cabbage, four years; car rot, on year; cauliflower, four years celery, ten years; corn, three years cucumber, ten years; egg plant, three years; endive, tour years; kale, four years; leek, two years; lettuce, three years; melon, ten years; (wa, 10 years; okra, two years; onion, two years; pumpkin, t.-n years; ra.llah four yeans; salsify, two years, spinach. four years; qtish. four years; toma to, two years, snd turnips, four years vmh la Sheop, The disease rumniiuily called sh scab Is one of the oli.-t known, inosi prevalent and tnonl Injurious maladies which affect sheep It Is a contagions skin disease caused by a parasitic mite Investigation has shown that tha dls e.ise Is not hereditary, as the parasites which caiiso It live on the extr-rmil sur face of the iKidy. It Is possible, how vi-r, fur a lamb In become lnf.-t,i from a smbby mother at the moment of birth or Immediately thereafter. Too trnt.:iunt must ronil of eitcrnai cures to "purify the blood." Proper hygienic conditions alone, thumb ..r Importance In connection with the sub ject of treatment, cannot be r'.li.l upon to cure scab. Tim only rational treatment emulate In using some ex leriml application which will kill the parasites. Ily f,ir tha most rational and satisfactory and tlte cheapen method of curing srtib la by dipping the sheep In ,,,! IJUl, , (tlitt will kill the paruxltea. alio l-'eetllMot, Not only must the silo b erctq shelter must ba piovbled for the cat tle during winter. Tl.n If ,-orn la fed In the form of silage Outre will be successful results. A great many farms buy stock ci,(ti ,h fnl ()f the year, turn them Into stalk and resell them inward spring an fw, era. If the market Is 110111111I there will usually bo a piollt, hut t, iievertl ,. ts a wasteful practice. A much gi.-atr profit would be suuumd. from alio fe,j. Ing as mentioned. The Cost of Keulua low. According to careful the cost of keeping a row ePrliiio!iu I M ..... I tbe bust of fi r feed uud shelter labor an.i I "'r witn i Interest on the Investment Included nil ' ' to 36. If, then, the 'row ' i.. ' ro i told, anion can not be made, to produ uiiom uj iirouuce mnr 11.... $55, she Is cow ought ..,,...,1.1 . - not wo th kav. A K0(u) to produce at leaat Ho. or HE WEEKLY I70s-Tb Colonial Assembly NtWtH Carolina repealed acta of IM"ler Slice, tffl - Tb ltrt veescl left Quel f lbs West Indies. ITTI - Itrltlali fore arrived off the Isl and of Tybe to begin their stuck on ri van nan, nJ-W'hliit.m. In the elty of A itspdis. resigned hla euiiimteeloe) la Ih army. Itottk f th United glal be gan tu discount lioOAllnt.t made to aoaaaslnal Na pvleun Hoiiaoari. tU Kunerwl li Hlehinond. V, of the cur who perished In th burn Ing of Ih Hlibmooil theater. 1114 Tb lirlllsh mad an attack upon th position held by (lea. Jacko lor ih .W.nee of New OrUan. and retired after a cimtel of about even hour.... Treaty of (Ihent terminated the war of lilt, be tween Ureal llrHaln and th Cat ted rllale. UJ1 - tlov. ilayn of H.mih Carolina la sued a pruclamaHun In answer la that of Ih President of the United iltai,...John C Calhoun relgn) d lb vie presidency of Ih Uni ted Miale. I ill A treaty wa me de with Ilk Cherukeea In tleorsta, by whlk they served to remove wel of the Mteelsslppl. ItJl-Ksecuilon of rbbj In Montr!. IDS-Penny postage adopted In Unit IHlUe first need for ItlumtMllag purpwtee In Toronto, IM?1rl lelearapn line rh4 III lul. IHl - t.nuta KoMtith, Ih noted Hunga rian patriot, apoka Iwfor th Uni ted Mtate Cotigrea at Washing ton, ll- IKilstsna adopted an ordinance of eeewiion. .. .failed mate rev enue culler William Allen surren dered to the Mouib Carolina a) tliorltle. IIO-Th rederal. under Oen, B har ms n, were repulsed at Chicks W liajoiu Mis. Il )n- llarde destroyed hi trees cla.l and navy yard end erap4 'front tfavannah with 11.00 troop. IIU -Celebration of the sooth ennlver ary of lb foundation of Wet mtnater Abbey. I7 plral meeting of Ih Ontario I-efleUture. llltrd l,lnr appointed Ooverno Oviteral of Can.!, Ii;4tat of tleorgl leased lha Western and Atlantis luilroad to a cwnpany fur twenty year at rental at ISl.ooo month. Ilil -K.UurJ I Hoke formed a Uberal ministry In Canada. IsTl -The lion. Aino d Coma he. came premier of liruieb Columbia. ....Hamulus Museum, New York City, destroyed by fir. U7I-Kln Kalaaaua of Hawaii errlv ed In New York. U:i-Ksrthiuak fell In Itlrhmond, Va. ll7S-.Vt.arly a hundred live !ot la a train wreck at Ashtabula, lltila HsJ . The eantalover railroad bridge acme h Nlasarw lllver est Opened I H0- Henry II. Itrown of Mlchla-w Commissioned an associate Juvllre of th United Htaie ftupreni Court Capl. Wallace and several b1ler killed In a nhl with Hlous Indian In Houth Imkota. ll-rlsht at Italenal rtprlna. Tea. between United Htate irtMip and Meslcan revolutiorileis. , , . ulna suspended In IrfMidort bee us of dense fog. SI-New building of MeOM tnlv.r. slty opened by Uird allnlu, 901 -Nearly tw live lost In Ih iroe quui theater fir In Chicago. V0 -Xlarkrl price of cotton Heelln.A to 1 cent. llOf,- Herbert II. I), IMerc aniu.lni. nrst United Htaie minister to Nor way, l0l -William I. Ilurhenafi ...I Venesuvia as American commis si. mur. to Investigate condition.... I'resldei.t Itimsevelt Invited Can ad and Mesico to participate la the movement for lb conearvalloB of resources. frenek Medal (or Khaki. Kor distinguished success In ih. . - of mechanical mh during th year tb Kreneh Academy nf Holene has Am'. elded to award gold medal to tha fol. lowing avlnlors: lilerlot. rarnum ! """n. i-sinam, inimont, ! i. VatilK. Volaln, Wilbur and Orvlll. Wright and Count Zeppelin. TEtEaUAPlIIO DttlVITII Major W. II. Ilalataml. an ti,,ii a the olrtlar1 horn at Hawtalla, Cal "" neir to th till and estate : T . rr"rlr llalstand. " ""WW I recently near Karlalaudl, lla varl. ' A" ,"""''',n and rooming house oo- wf ?' ",,"1"I.,U ,h" u'"v"ly of Wisconsin are honor,, nh i i.. ...... .i ------ - u,.u-r ...orouan inapsciinn by the faaoli commltwe on hygU,..Z At th.lr ta.l meeting lb. r.gunl. provld.Vfu.lI 4uM IJie eiat of her k tlil work,