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By Forrestin
HE' raiiroad tracks stretched out
ti!! !hey onverged and melted
T into the horizon. The white
alkai. sand qluivered and re
flected the mid-day heat in a shimmer
ing mist that was broken only by mos-'
quito bushes and dusty prickly pears.
Several mi'es apart, two black spots.
like huge aniz. bad crawled slowly
along since diiybireak. unconscious of
each other. The foremost black speck
halted. and. Khading bloodshot eyes
with trembling hand. gazed around
searchingly and discovered the other
man. Then. as though satisfied with
his inspectin. lie (rouched on the
saud. his face hidden in the folded arms
that rested wearily ou his knees.
[he other tramp drew nearer with
the peculiar Jerk that is acquired by
uany wiles of track-walking. He was
large, surly and aggressive-looking,
with massive black beard, coarse fea
tures and a furtive look. With eyc
downcast, he shuffied along until be'
paused beside the crouching figure, and
the two outcasts of humanity gazed
at each other.
"Which way you goin'?" the new
coner asked.
"Same way as you." was the apa
thetie reply.
"Got anything to drink?"
*'No; not even water. I chewed some
of these mesquite beans. but they don't
help much. I'm pretty near played
out." If the dead could speak it would
be with just such lifeless monotone.
-Guess you ain't used to Shank's
pony. Better get a move on you; no
use sittin' there. A 'gay-cat' put me
wise on a town five miles further along.
I ain't i any special hurry; come
Slowly and painfully the str.'iller
man obeyed. and. rising, limped behid
the other as though devoid of personal
volition. They plodded in silence until
near the outskirts of town: then. with
a glance of contempt, the larger man
addressed his companion:
"No use for two of us to hit the
place. 'Taln't big enough. I know
the ropes: you'd better take it easy
if you aim to mor'e on to-night." '
With a sigh of exhaustion, the small
er man threw himself on the burning
ground, hardly noticing the other
tramp, who started for town, wonder
ing in disgust why 1:e had pick. 0 up a
'"green yegg-man without any back
Over an hour had elapsed when the
sleeping tramp woke at the gruff com
nand to get 11p. Opening his eyes he
saw his traveling co'mpanion holding
in one hand a parcel wrapped in a
newspaper. and in the other a tomato
-an of cold coffee.
It took very few minutes to collect
enoulgh dead brush to light a fire, heat
the -ee~ and divide the lunch, which
.the .dev oured greedily. Then, after
'one or two desultory remarks, both
mnen stretched out in the scanty shade.1
of ai mesquite bush to rest till the heat
,ot the day had passed. and the smaller
'man fell immediately into a sleep that
'was almost stupor.
Hias comrade idly watched ' him
awhile, then picked up the torn, greasy
llewspaper that had contained the
"hand-out," scanned it lazily and
tossed it aside. On his way back from
town he had noticed a man tacking a
placard at the door of the little frame
-shack that was store and postoffice
~ The above rewafd will be paid by
'the undersigned for the arrest and
-conviction of James RI. Lane for forg
ery. Description: Age, about 32;
weight. 140 lbs.; height, about 5 ft. 7
in.: complexion, fair; eyes, brown; hair.
brown and .wavy. Small mustache, but
may have grown a beard to hide scar
on left side of chin. Has split nail on
right index finger. Expert penman
and accountant; will probably seek
clerical employment.
"Five hundred dollars reward!" and
the largest sum he had ever possessed
had been a stolen five dollars. "Five
hundred dollars: Gee whiz! Five
His thoughts were interrupted as the
sleeping man moaned and moved rest
lessly. The tramp glanced at him
carelessly. started and leaned nearer.
staring intently. Slowly and deliber
stely he recalled and compared the
desci;>tion on the placard with the
features of th'e unconselous man until
mttisfied that the identity was beyond
A wo!Iish grin exposed his ye~low
a teeth, and he gloated ov-er his discov
ery. like :a spidler spinning its meshes
about its helpless Victiml.
"F'ive- hundred dollars!' and it
would take half an hour's walk to
~reachz ton~ a and come back. Eveni if
the fellow should wake iLe ('ouldn't get
very far. At was just like finding
n: s:ecv.
Aready thme einted tramp felt the,
weight of those tive hundred dollars
in his pockets. and smiled grimly ias
he remembered lhe would have to get
needles and thrtead to wake his pockets
-Needles and thread: Why not get
a netw suit-new shoes?" and he sur
yved the tattered excuse for shoes
and elothes. noticing their deficiencies
.for- the first time. ' Why not buy a
ticket -nzd r-ide inside a train fom' once.
instead of c'lingine to a brake-beam?
He could even ao into a Pu!!man and
m.ake one of those high-toned coons
ya it on him :" Aliiddmn's lamp never
* ~ suggoted a wider dr'anmandrthe hobo
C hu('k Ieid as he pictur'ed himise: f lolling
itsk in -.ne smioking-rcomi ot' a Pull
tsana. orderingi th:e pr: er a hot.t as he
1:. enoiber menm rio when the~ tramin
1>1 i loise at sonie Statiou.
Hei could go to a hotel and play the
auriemnan: loaf andl try his luck with
1Iziaste-boarilds while the money last
el: h~ave a fling for once-and after
wa:rds? Wel. what id he care? there
was always the road aga'n.
He was rsing to his feet when b'e
becam ~e aware that 'hie other man's
eyves were fixed on him: somehow it
aravn ed himn. and he growled out.
angr~tily: 'The jig's up. Lane: I found
onel of youtr iSitin' cards on the post
e C. Hooker.
in such high-toned sanyety Any hobo
worth ive hundred dollars is too valy
able a piece of bricky-b:ek to be lyin'
around promiscus, an' I don't want no
such respinsibility on me."
"Are ycu going to give me up?"
asked Lane, without anxiety or anger
in his voice-just a sired. indifferent
tone, as thorgh the answer were of no
importance. :I can't go nway, so you
needn't hurry."
The tramp looked at him suspicious
ly, and replied, doggedly: "I don't get
no chance at five hundred dollars every
day, and get it clean. too, so I don't
have to sneak and run to keep it."
"Oh. cut it out!" answered Lane.
wearily. "I understand all that. Go
on! You'll find me here when you get
back. If it were murder instead of
forgery I couldn't move to save my
The tramp hesitated, shifted his feet,
and sat down, scowling fiercely and
muttering: "It's a blame sight more
money than I'll ever see again. I don't
see why I have to hold back for you. I
never seed you till to-day, and it won't,
do you no good to try any tricks on me.
I want that money, and you bet your
sweet life I'ni going to have it. You
ain't got no pull on me."
"I said I would be here when ,ou
come back. You can't go too sooin to
suit me. I'm tired of hiding and skulk
"'Tain't that I want to see you
pinched," said the tramp, a trifle apolo
getically. "It's the dough I want."
"Money, yes, money!" The forger's
words were fierce and bitt.-. "It's al
ways the same, no matte. where we
go! I wonder if St. Pet-r will bold
out his hand for a fee at the gate of
The tramp stared at his companion.
who lay gazing past the mesquite
brush, totally oblivious of everything.
Then, with a sudden mov*:nent, the
forger flung himself face do',n on the
the sand, sobbing convulsively.
The tramp laid a dirty. rough hand
on Lane's shoulder, saying, huskily:
"There, there, old cove! Brace up! I
ain't no gospel-shark, but I know when
a sore festers it eases it up a blame
sight to open it. Maybe you'd feel bet
ter if you was to tell me the trouble."
Lane raised his face and turned to
ward the tramp, who, ashamed of his
display of emotion, hurriedly gathered
a handful of pebbles which he threw
at a horn-toad that scurried by.
"It's only an e'ety-day story. I had
x position as clerk, and a little money
put aside when we were married. We
furnished a couple of rooms, and were
appy when we were able to put a few
more dollars into the bank. When
Lucy fell ill I used the money to pay
i doctor and a woman to care for her
while I was at the office. After our
;avings wxere gone I spent all my wages
is fast as I was paid. Then the doc
:or advised a change to California; it
would proong but not save her life. I
w'as nearly crazy #'len I remembered
:hat I had no money.
"We talked of the happy days we
would spend under the orange trees
a the blessed sunshine of California
lays which we knew would never be
ealized, but each pretended to believe
:he other.
"Winter came and coal was expens
ye. I sold'my overcoat and walked to
:he office instead of riding on the cars.
[ told Lucy I needed the exercise.
"The bills became duns, but she nev
er saw them; they came to me at the
>ffice.. One day I read of mortgaging
Curniture without its removal, so I
mortgaged what furniture I owned,
even the bed on which my wife lay
"Two days before the mortgage fell
lue I went to my few acquaintances
tnd begged assistance for my wife's
sake; I knew that a shock in her con
dition might be fatal. Those who
could help would not; those who would,
could not.
"In desperation I went to my rich
employer. Like a fool I reasoned such
a man would cheerfully lend me the
few dollars that I needed. By the time
I reached his door I nad brought my
self to imagine he would refuse to con
sider the money as a loan, but rather
as an act of charity that no one but we
two would know. ils name was al
ways the first in any public charity list.
"I explained my situation to him, and
he curtly refused assistance. I told
him my wife would be turned into the
streets, the very bed she lay upon
taken from her. He said there was a
place for people under such conditions;
that he would beggar himself if he
gave to all who asked help of him.
"I offered to sign a note, binding my
self to work for him faithfully until
le had r-eceived bbth interest and prin
cipal. lHe replied that it was not his
way of doing busiuess; he never took
notes witlhout proper security. His em
ployes were well paid for their ser
vices. and if they lacked management
he could not be held responsible. Be
sides. a man who was unable to man
age his owu finances was hardly to be
recommended for a position of trust.
I looked at him with murder in my
heart; and lhe added, 'I must ask that
you leave me now; my time is valu.
able, and you seem to forget that I am
paying for yours.'
"I went out quietly to my desk, my
brain teeming with vindictive thoughts.
Why should he have everything and I
nothing? One of the smallest dia
mnonds on his wife's hands would save
my wife's life.
"I heard the clink of coin en all
sides. and knew- how a starving man
would murder ai helpless person for
the sake of a stale, dirty crust. I felt
as though .j could tear open the steel
door of the safe with my bare hands,
and grasp the money that meant so
much to me; yet I knew Lucy would
rather die than have me take one cent
that was not legally mine.
"I opened my desk mechanically. and
saw my useless check book lying there.
It was all that was left of our little
bank account. Suddenly I realized
that it was the same bank as my em
ployer's. My monthly wages had been
paid there, by check. The cashier
knew mie; I was familiar with Mr.
Prestois signature. Why should I
heate? t wa stnrdav. and the
check would not be detected before
Monday, and I could get Lucy away
Sunday. She could be happy a few
weeks. for I knew her end was near.
After that nothing could hurt me.
"My hand was steady :s I carefully
filled out a check for one hundred and
fifty dollars. Cheap. wasn't it. for
two lives? I cashed it without trouble.
On my way home I bought wine and
food for my wife; then. as I passed a
florist's. remembering how much Lucy
loved flowers. I bought a few roses.
The last time I bad bought her flowers
was on her wedding-da y.
"When I gave them to her she chid
ed me for being extravagant. but I told
her I had collected some money that
was due to me. A smile came to her
lips and 'the tears to her eyes as she
kissed me. then kissed the flowers awl
d them lovingly against her pale
"That night the baby came. and in
the gray morning Lucy lay quietly
with the little chap in her arms, and I
-I knelt beside them and thanked God
they were both dead. I had lied to her
through it all, and she died without
hearing the howls of the wolf at our
door. I laid the roses in her coffin, and
with the money I had stolen I buried
my wife and child.
"I went to another town and tried to
get work, so I could send back the
money. Somehow I felt that Lucy
would know it and be happier; but
every one wanted references from last
employer. Then I got work at starva
tion wages. and managed to save a few
dollars at the end of the first month.
I sent it with a note saying I would pay
back every cent of the check. with in
terest. The postmark on the letter
gave them a clue, and .. saw in the
paper a few days later a copy of my
letter, garbled and changed to give a
false impression, a full description of
my pppearance, and an offer of five
hundred dollars reward by my old em
ployer, who stated that he would be
guilty of encouraging crime and shield
ing a criminal if he agreed to my prop
osition. It was malice masquerading
as justice.
"God knows what blind impulse
made me run away and hide, for there
is nothing left for me. I might as
well give up. What is the use? I
could not be more solitary in a cell
than I am now. Go, get the reward.
Some one Is sure to get it, and you
might as well be the- one. You have
spoken the first kind words I have
heard since my wife died. and this is
the only way that I can show that I
appreciate it. I will wait till you get
back; or, if you want, I will go with
The voice ceased, and the tramp sat
deliberating, his eyes on the figure of
the man lying inert beside him. A
tarantula wasp buzzed and disappeared
in a tiny hole, searching its prey; a
buzzard, with lazily flapping wings.
wheeled nearer, remembering it had
seen other men lying on the desert.
Then the tramp spoke:
"I'm goin' now. Goin' back the
other way, and I don't want you to go
with me, for I might want the money
bad some time, and if I don't know
where you are I can't get it. See?"
The sun was almost setting, and
both men rose to their feet. The
tramp turned awkwardly to the forger
and said, "Will you shake?"
Their hands met, then separated, as
each man turned and started on his
endless journey.
The railroad tracks stretched -out,.
converged and melted into the fading
horizon, and two black spots, like huge
ants, crawled slowly apart on tl'eir
lonely way-Driftwood from Life's.
wecks.-Good Literaturre.
A celebrated German specialist has
recently been experimenting with ink
to find which color gathers the least
amount of microbes. They develop
more rapidly in red than in black,
violet or blue.
The bumblebees of Nebraska have
been found by M. HI. Swenk to include
not less than eighteen species, belong
ing to three genera. This is a greater
variety than has been recorded for the
entire United States geast of the Mlis
sissippi River.
The most powerful volt-testing trans
former in the world has just been com
pleted at the Worcester Polytechnic
Institute under the direction of Pro
fessor Hi. B. Smith. The transformer
will be used for as high potential as
300,000 volts. It is for the use of a
Boston concern.
The well known Jahpanese bacteriolo
gist. Dr. Kitasato, will visit India on
behalf of the Japanese Government for
the purpose of examining into the
plague conditions in that country. The
primary object is said to be to find out
means for securing the shipment of
rawv cotton to Japan from ports in
which the plague does not exist.
Deficient hearing is regarded by Dr.
Lichtemberg, of Budapest. as a gre-ater
danger in railroad engineers than color
blindness. In ninety-two out of 2540
railroad empilloye-s he has found the
hearing affected, and. as the ear troui
bles are liable to come on at any time.
lie urges that all persons in railroad
employ should be examined every two
"Headache usually signifies an over
taxedI ciliary muscle, so. if the patient
appears myopic, but complains of
headache, these conditions are not comi
patible, and as there is no doubt about
the headache. the inconsIstency lies
withi the myopia, and the chances are
that La cases where myopia seems to
exist wvith headache hypermetropia is
the rc al condition,"-E. Ilyer.
The nend of technical training in
schocls is emphasized by the results
of recent medical examinations in Scot
land, only a little more than half of
G00 children of Aberdeen proving to be
sound in health, and only 171 in 600 in
Edinburgh. The Swedish system of
Ling is approved. In this gymnastics
are classified and arranged to suit the~
individual needs. arnd. in addition to
giving bodily development, the exe
eise is expected to teach courage, obe
dience, alertness, decision. self-conti- I
nce and presence of mind. I
Uearsia, Cond. .NoRtd4 Bill.
BILL to) prom otet 'i'osrue
tion oa national System of
A IOwl1 roads, facilitate thie exien
_ _ _t p a ei
lessent the dependence of the arel
t11raIl n{ ind stria illterests of il ie
country upo heraillroaws for trans
portation hsbeen introdluced in Con
;eby RIepresentatve Hearst. of
-New York. The bIM has attracted a
goreat dea! of atten.tion. and t i is under
t;ood its author will leave no stoe 1111
turned to --et it through Cong-ress.
The tl provides in offet that any
State oa Territory or any county there
of which shall ailauthorized-andsm
dertaken, subject to plan~s andO specifi
cations filed with and duly approved
in writing by the Secretary of Agricul
ture.- the construction or aconstrue
tion of more ntian tend iles of public
road outside the limits of any city or
incorporated village shall be entitled
to receive out of the United States
Treasury. under certain leonditions, one
half the cost thereof. The Secretary
of Agriculture shall sign warrants for
such payments only after it has been
established to his satisfaction: First,
cati the road for .sistance in whose
constrution claim is mcade of suficient
public importance to come within the
purview of tLi'icn, takIng into account
its use?. location and value as a main
market road. a mail route an ciy in
tegral part of a national system of good
roads. Second. that the State, Terri
tory or county claiming payment has
made suitable and adequate provision
for the payment of one-half the cost of
the entire construction or improvement
authorized and undertaken. and for the
permanent maintenance thereof with
out recourse to the United States.
Thirdt thatrthe work has been done in
aeciordance with the approved plans
and specifications and at the cost
No payment herein provided for shall
be made except as the work of actual
:-cnstruction progresses. and inl no0 case
sall the payment or payments made
b te United States in advance of the
final completion of a road. for assist
ee irl Wse construction claim is
made. ece forty per centu of the
cost of the work then actually com
Dieted. The Secretary of Agriculture
is given authority to employ the neces
,Iry engineers. inspectors and dlerks.
ad rake such rules and regulations
as ey b- necesary to, carry the pro
sed law into effee.
The bill appropriates .71(J.000,000 for
the purposes of the act vit provides
that not sore than 10.000.00 ofsall be
expctnded in :ny year. Suc c sm shall
e apportioned among the States and
yeritoied State wich adtrnc e rte
fiuad comproption at he fopui
ioe n vtheseeralstrutesoand Terior
mde. ece~d fcory pg tu o thetFd
cscefsuh. bearst the tutall oul
isvn ofuthorUitoemSate.o the cs
Inims enifrs, nsptaeors Tendor alrs
or a sm ssha rulen rutionsic
ae State inted.sr t r the prlu o
tpportioes aon the t hteroStates
rithat oethir populati. shall be
he' apouldaiongo the- States and
Territories from which claims ar-e re
eoe renepriol n thacher tohe
tno e several Sta.0e).a00 Therro
y.sek Ied acos'n to takie imt ediae
aer iten.arseto-The Atomopla
tonnsyfvane Witd Statro. 40 thle
feor' s rom starrihesuind wicht
thtatei nwiled, thei upwars of
100omine ofampovge rothe St ate
been whlaims andereceepron pod
pto tlat thser atothlat begart
th Asspuaion of the PenstvnatLesland
Terotoieanro wcuiill clanis are the
eeivey ons inearya ptatwich.s hae
faldto rende vilal n aicato fr tia
w ares of e m toapoprited pro
fTer ishaeshete r.ere Ato theben
Iral odts fund. Tothisbtfu ndiaso
badde he nowtle leait afterd ofin
alml epnes of thoedra nwiutomobie
Bureaui of the Staensylvhway episart
ie. Dauhih haneesothe uinessLeb
This ban cei i beluiesd.ewillCb
lones 8in>.th0 State Hichwaom
missioe puter.l an aul~tioblt form
seareof tey nteyroprdithed fr
oildingrand-Smint ro:lg godrods
Their Sir '-Lhae revrtd torkies. n
eralgn h roads fudoohsfun illshall
hbs caued tieman lsneft ate prafin
snal exen~e of the Ilnoes YAutllleytw
whoct of thd Steate onewa oftepbet
apinitedli(i anles i the bsaesaso
selfut isashebn greatly insetdiltim-pr
oed bynsStt radr.wornsm
of gn the orfars ofth Mid-l
d CeuWety. They~ vhve surl-o deliery
t lehos cieany lutomobles. and1( l t
oaembenv of the Ilie allof D.wnr
ten uautoobi les. lto'(Hav.
wo oad Roda'Bt' 011s tiged. 's
G oirnor ggies igne thlsae. sveral
bilas ao saes joint l~hwyt comit tee
r ll~tedb the g o rods the mos imp ltor'
ti. One ofchi the onwieb ic arr&ies
w ])lt ite lan Qpp roiaio of l't.l -M
f or the is ear-dp->tio of itl~i the or un
de te cont.Thitutionral dmendment
twh ichpoves for a :tl~l~ . and.all bod
issue by te Sttfor u iprove
ten t illbiS
Lawyer'sad BIlluisined.
A jouna publi sied the serales
crtanlatieyegodroas, dtiemenot. mil
ta ne of abic s eotlie wichesbyie
e thit adveaportiiconuto on a0.4LI
tins specifying 'tiw of thusband and
wier tnd varousil otheri subjetsdwhlet
isu of the $pace iorsule byacut
shwn:awtiere CadtIlebeteena. a
An a woan. uliea tirll ln the r Ivs
o er-ais ha -ndr itl inr larec tpel
sivg --11:acc this coutle adhes aby
w ifte atid solrubos. wuhec
ov-'I ah n conl ed the brobe
I Househod Matters.0
To Starch Black or Dark Blue.
Refere making the starch. make the
water very blue by adding bluing to it
until it iooks almost black in the dish.
Bluing made at home by dissolving
one package of blue dye for cot
ton in a quart of boiling water. is
exc-ellent for this purpose. as it never
spots nor streaks. Make the starch as
usual. and if there is enough bluing
used it will be very dark ajlue. This
will not show on either dark blue or
black goods. and will keep the black
from getting a rusty look after several
washings. Such colors look much bet
ter wIen ironed on the wrong side of
the cloth.-R. E. Merryinan. in Progres
sive Farmer.
Wa1-Papera For Country Home.
In censidering a room in relation to
its lighting it is necessary t arrangte
the colors in the order of their warmth.
In this classitication the yellows. red
browns. reds and olive greens fall un
der the warm tones, and blue. blue
green purple and the neutral shades of
the warm colors under the cold tones.
The warmer colors, especially the yel
lows and browns, bring sunshhiae and
light into a room. while the colder col
ors. the coldest of which is blue. may
be depended upon to soften too brilliant
a glare. Red, although a warm color,
is inclined 'to absorb light, so that al
though very rich and warm in sunlight
or even in artificial light, it makes a
room seem dark, even gloomy in ordi
nary daylight. This twofold quality
makes it a very dificult color to han
A high room allows of a frieze. up
per third treatment, or drop-ceiling,
while a low room is very much im
proved by an indication of vertical
lines in a design or by an arrangement
of vertical panels. The ceiling may be
lowered in appearance by being tinted
or papered. but if it is papered it is
better to use a plain color rather than a
design.-Harper's Bazar.
Well to Know.
"If iibre women knew lioi toekly
and thoroughly coal oil acts as a clean
ing agent there would be fewer tired
backs and aching bones on cleaning
day." said a little woman, whose apart
ient is always as fleckless as the
streets of a certain town celebrated for
its immaculate condition.
*Ever since the hint was given to me
by a practical friend, a fifty-years'
housekeeper." she continued. -I've been
learning to use the oil for more and
more purposes each week-in fact. I
am a coal oil crank. I wipe up my
stained wood floors with a rag moist
ened with the oil, and find that in addi
tion to removing every scrap of dust, it
darkens the boards a little every time,.
which is a desideratum in my case, as
the floor is soft wood and wears easily.
-All the woodwork I wipe with an
other rag on which I sprinkle a few
drops of oil Anything of porcelain.
like a bath tub, it elcans most beauti
fully: also the bath room. wash stand
and closet, only taking: the precautions
of ebanging- your cloths. The wall
back of my range I painted deep red.
When it becomes greasy and dusty I
find that the oiled cloth makes a splen
did cleanser.. nlthough I confess I tried
it in the tirst instance with fear and
tremblin ."-Hartford Post
Rombay Toast-31elt one ounce of
hmtter-. add two well beaten eggs. one
measpoonful of finely chopped cooked
lean ham. one teaspoonful of chopped
pasley. salt, p~epper and cayenne to
taste. Stir over a slow fire till the
eggs begin to set, then spread the mis
tre on pieces of hot buttered toast.
Yorkshire Cake-MIake a good biscuit
eough with baking powder and pat out
in large cake about half ani ic thick
and place on a well-greased griddle.
Cover with a pant. place over a mnoder
t6 fire and bake about ten minutes:
then turn and hake ten minutes on the
other side. Split open'1 and butter while
hot and serve.
Cheese Fritters-ihPese fritters can
he coneo'ted with a ebiatiug dish. anid
they arec ver-y toothsoine to any cheese
lover. 3Mix four- tablespoons of Par
mesan chceese with tw;o tablespootns of
saleI bread crunmbs. Beat four eggs
well and :aid lie first mnixtulre. Seai
son wvithi salt and papllrica. Drop from
tip of spoon in small enkcs on a hot,
buttered blazeCr. Brownl ont ne side.
then t-rn and brown on the otilier side.
Walnut rudding--Half a pound of
shelled l nuts5. one-(luarter l)ound'
b akeud bread -rumbnls, oneo quart tilik.
sea.:en3i.. Ps te tnts thlrougih at
nutt mil:!. mtix the iintmel and the
bradtlcrtumbs in equal~l lpropo2rtions1 andit
addt sutiir-ientt of te tuilk to make) N01
soft muixture: 3 detssoi spoonf ul ot the
Put in a dish anud 1ba:ke in a moeeraw
rem) tintil Itirmn ahtd of a r-ich b rown i
Frutit Sa iad-iHailf a tinu pi ne: ppi
chunks. four- orainges. four ripe b:ami
n1:3. two lemons.35 twof Otnnees littm~iealI.
a few atlmnonds. ( ut 1up all tiw frulit
sil. grate ai little of1 the rindi of the
lemons.35 chlop the almondoie~s a ndl11 mix :lI
toget her with Iquiarte-r if a1 pint of
low~ to standi fuor six hours) inl :i too
pinee(. .\dd ea-stert Sugar~i :)ouding to
need 1befor-e ser-vin". slpriniiea ovnr i
h- nutnme:i and ~t i.anih wvith crystal -
lized'. chierries and cream ii.
NuIt $antdwtvich-Ba rcelonais. Brazils.
wiluts or atlmoinds put through a nut
nill. Put the nuieal between thiut
slices of bread and butter and cut into
sandwich shape. if at little oranlge
lIowe)r hi.ney be ixedi wtith the tnf
mecal. orif I rneku hi~iseutits be useCd
iste:3d of btead. :a very datin:y sweet
:)andw iclhi4113 s iobtinh. If ) p rrrd, a
i'.t e sa Itmiay bee mtixed withi t he. nutt
meta;l. atnd :1 little mut'star1 sp~reade ont
I. he btered hbre:el. anld a s-.erig of
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Drudgery Doesn't Pay.
A regular contributor to Farm and
Fireside does not believe that drudg
ery and farm work are necessarily
ynonymous. It is unquestionably true
that farming requires a great deal of
hard work, and, in many cases; long
hours seem almost unavoidable. Yet
it is also true that many farmers are
learning to do their work in fewer
hours. It is certain that any one whoi
overworks and gets up in the morning
feeling more tired than they did at
ight, is overworking and will not do as
nuch in a day as one who stops in
time to get'the really needed rest.
I know hundreds of farmers who are
so keen after dollars and cents that
they not only push their help twelve to
sixteen hours a day, but themselves
even longer. Such farming does not
pay. It one has to drudge every hour
of daylight to make a profit it is high
time he changed his methods or quit.
Farming pays very well for the capitai
invested if it is 'carried-on intelligently,
and it is not drudgery.
The man who is making a slave of
bimself is tnot farming right. and the
sooner he changes his methods the bet
ter. If every farmer would try to im
prove his ways of doing his work in
every way possible, and every farmer's
wife would do the same, there would
be a mighty change for the better all
over this land, and that quickly. And
the only way a man can improve is by
working his brains -- working a few
hours less with his hands and think
ing and planning a few hours more:
with his brains.
Oilcake Meal For Young Calves.
N. C. Newball writes: In feeding
ground oil meal cake to young calves
from one to two months old, how much
should be fed and how should it be
mixed with the milk to feed to best ad
Answer-Not more than a handful of
oil cake meal or linseed meal should be
fed to young calves from one to. two
months old. Of course, the amount
may be increased as they develop.
While linseed meal is a most excellent
foodstuff for young calves, it contains
a cathartic principle which tends to
keep the alimentary canal in a healthy
ondition. This effect is clearly shown
in a coat which takes on a new vigor
and becomes glossy and soft and oily
to the touch. Large amounts of oil
cake meal should not be fed. as it is
rther a concentrated foodstuff. Feed
your calves a mixture of fine crushed
corn and bran or corn and oats in equal
parts with the amount of oil meal in
dicated and- they will keep in excellent
condition. As a rule, it is better to
feed meal, even to young calves, in a
dry form. Rtub a little over the muzzle'
after they are through drinking their
rilk. if you are raising them by the
pail, and keep a little in a box con
eniently placed in the stall and they
will niblite at it from time to time. As
soon as they acquire a taste for it, they
will devour it with relish, and in the
dry form it becomes more thoroughly
mixed with saliva and is less likely to
produc-e indigestion than when taken
in the milk.-Andrew M. Soule.
Breeding For a Degnite Date.
T. E. S.. Flint Hill. writes: Plesse
gIve me a little information about how
to treat sows and what to give them
in order to make them breed at the
desired time. I would prefer to have
my sows ready to breed from 1st to
5th of November and from 1st to 5th
of May.
Answer-The best plan for- you to
pursue with sows you wish to breed
at a certain season is to keep them in
a good healthy condition. but not too
fat. Give them as much succulent
food as possible in the early spring,
though of course this will be a more
ddiffcult prob~lem in the fall. If you
will sow some cowpeas or soy beans
whch would mature along in October
or November and keep your sows on
them, they would be more likely to
come in heatt at the desired time than
if you keep them penned up where
they will be restrained and fail to get
proper exercise. Many people make
the mistake of feeding entirely too
much corn to br!eeding animals. This
has a tendency to make them v-ery
fat and sluggish. Plenty of liberty,
therefore. and proin foods which will
stimulate the .nerve centres and keep
the syvstem toned up should be given
and these coupled with plenty of exer
cise in large lots ,..here succulent pas
tures rare available should enable you
with judicious ma:1na gement to bring
abot the desired result.-Knioxville
Kesrina Capons a FBranders.
I the plan. described by a correspon
dent of the Amrican Poultry Advo
ate. would work generally, it would
have many aidvantages over lamp heat
ed r ooders. I
They~' ha:ve a novel way down in
I.ouiina: of saving a hen's time and
abo~: ftier a1 s1c(cssful hatchinig by
pitt inir the little chicks under a full
News Notes.
The item in the Sundry Civil bill
spinopiitinlg $25,000 for the Presi
dents traveling expenses was agamn
under discussion in the Senate.
The Senate amendment providing
that the type, displacement and ton
age of the proposed 20,000-ton bat
tship shall be reported to Congress
before bids for constrruetion are ap
proved was accepted by the House.
The schooner Edith L. Allen, from
Bhimore, was reported at Norfolk
s i trouble in the Florida straits.
Two nen were killed in a freight
wreck on the Atlantic Coast Line
near Sdffolk. Va.
James Seanlon, a yong white man,
was arrested in Alexandria, Va..
carged with entering the house of
3rs. MIary V. Travers at night time
with intent to commit a felony.
Tine Governors attended the un
veilin. of a monument on the Revolui
rown capon. The bird makes an idea
tepmother. He hovers the chicks care
ully and faithfully. scratches for them
liligently and protects them valiantly.
Eis greater size in that mild climate
mnables him to brood fifty at a time
with excellent results. Then. too,
rood after brood may be added of dif
rerent ages without his resenting it.
ndeed, he appears to love to have the
,ender. soft. warm little bodies nestle
nder his wings and to iMourn the time
ihen the chicks desert him for a perch.
Where this custom of raising capons
for brooders originated we know not,
Vobably in old Creole days. but it has
ecome firmly established, and is so
Dractical that it deserves to be more
R-idely known.
Don't Overdo It.
Under this title the Farm and Home
prints an item. which is illustrated by
i small cut showing a farmer Lrying to
arry two large baskets, each full of
produce, one on each shoulder. Of
course, it is more than lie can manage,
and he Is spilling small grain from one
and. potatoes from the other. In ex
planation the editor says:
This farmer tried to carry too many
crops at once. Vegetables and grains
do not work well togethier in large
quantities on the same farm. Be sure
you have the right crop for,your local
ity. Plant a reasonable acreage, give
it the best of care, and you will be
reAsonably sure of getting profitable re
turns. Don't get too ambitious in early
spring and plant a larger crop than you
can cultivate well. Also remember
that certain crops compete with each
other for your attention, and you will
be overworked at some seasons of the
year and have nothing to do at others.
Haste makes waste. in farming as well
as in other businesses. Grow one crop
well rather thin two crops poorly.
CowS vs. Hens.
As we drive home in the afternoon
unshine. knowing that while we have
been away the hens have been cackling
and that full nests await me. I fall to
wondering whether the hen will ever
rival the cow as a mortgage lifter. If
the key to success and failure with
winter eggs which I have laid aside for
future use fails to be the right one. let
as hope that some one will soon find
ne that will work every time.-Florida
Ellen Terry's Childhood.
Among Ellen Terry's recollections
of "The Greenroom," which she sets
forth in Everybody's, are the follow
"Ther the greenroom glass! What
a world ci people I have seen walk
up to it and show their cnaracter as
they walked; and look into it and
show more of their character as they
looked! As a- child at the Princess
Theatre, I used to sit like a tailor on
one of the benches watching the re
fiections in thatf wonderful glass
Columbines practicing steps and cuts, '.
and ibeing what is'~
can see Carlotta Leelercq. who was
one of the Columbines, arranging her
skirts. I'can see actors old and young
studying their make-up, and the
clown and harlequin doing quaint lit
e dances. I can see handsome Miss
Heath (afterward Mrs. Wilson Bar
rett) dressed as Ophelia, and hear her
trying her songs as she paced up and
"In the Haymarket green~Om I re
member in particular Charles Mat
hews' face, which was very much
painted for the stage. At a' distance It
had a wcnderful effect, but near by in
the green room it looked like a wilted
apple. It was Charles Mathews who
told me that Madame Vestris used to
have her black satin boots sewn On
to her feet every night. This green
room I also associated with Mr. Chip
pendale and Mr. Compton, charming.
ly mannered people. Mr.. Chipppen
dale used to instruct me~in the green
room how to 'walk a minute,' and
how to use my arms in a grander
A Liberal View.
It is a well known fact that par
ents occasionally get from the con
versation of their offspring food for
consideration-even suggestions for
the revision of pet delusions.
Mrs. Brockett had issued stern or
ders to Reginald that he must not
under any circumstances go ovel
again to play with the Martin boys,
lest be be corrupted.
"Aw, mamma!" protested Reginald.
"I like 'em, an' I don't iearn anything
bad from 'em.,
"Well, I have told you ycu must
not play with the Martin boys. I
won't have you with them. I don't
believe they are good boys!"
"Now see here, mamma." cried the
youngster, with noble cando~r. "meb
by I ain't so awful gcod myself!
Current Events.
At the Interstate Commerce Com
mission hearing in Washir.gton Jno.
B. Thayer, fourth vice-president of
the Pennsylvania Railroad, asserted
that railroads should confine them
selves strictly to the transportation
business and not .own stock in coal
In the House of Representativ'es
Mr.. Mann, of Ilinois, made an inter
esting speech on the Pure Food bill.
'The Dominican Minister of Finance
called on Secretary Root and dis
cussed the financial affairs -of th'e
The exports of meat and meat pro
ducts from the United States for the
11 months ended May 31 agregated
over $1S0,000,000.
By a majority of 5. in a total vote
of 67 the Senate took a position in
accord with the President and House'
of Representatives and declared for
a lock canal across the Isthmus of

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