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The Stream In the Woods. rtrtvttt tK.r i nn.i liitr La.t -Mjijs the whole day long. , Yo v ..,, across the woodland calls 1 Lint a remembered sons. , H r. as of voro. the beaches snroad.' ' An j:r.. anj flowers am twwl, j Wr. ft your hasting waters ran A.rs my chll !ish feet. A .-''il !! time! I knew It not It. those far das of old; Do tt tho nek ..rd l-ft the stream ' k for Ott) r sold. OY ur to me j mr sunlit wave, Vi ! 1-;r the ...? shre; But iiu hae bot iw upon your tide fcaT v,i .vh ret :.-ra no more! Ju!ie K Wetherell. PROFIT AND CONTENTMENT ALL IN FIVE ACRES, j Wlntar. Mr. Morrill's orchard, noar Denton Harbor, yielded him from thlr- Pou;try. Fruit and Vegetables Const.- U tW thousand dollars worth of . . , . fruit? Simply because his trees ware tute Sources of Profit n lhe poiy condition. i were not allowed to overbear, and . h thi.-e burdred hens and five were thus able to withstand those ad acr s l Und. H. Hihop. of Delaware verse conditions. W. B. Flick. com. -w York, is living a happy and c .nt. nted life, says a writer in , Th Farm Caf Sutui .in Life, after having engaged . ... , . . i in a -:ve bu-inta. for many years , Get a stick of caustic potash and JV.ir,.; health b d Mr. Bishop to buy 1 horn he cal before It is three this l.ttie place, about one mile from : weeks oUl. Hub the potash woll on his ti"Tiie illage, and careful manage- a-h horn. .,,,, . iV meiu ,..,1 .ntelnK-m study of eundi- At about a month old give the caM tions as he found them, combined with n Prt sweet skimmed milk one and UW-d up b a natural love for , fourth to start with, sradua ly Increos the out f door, and a keen in-erest till you have taken away all the in ioul'rv keeping have enabled him fresh milk. But always have It to mak, a computable living on this t warm. U.J,, , .,. smi'l ar.-a. As a matter of fart the statement tha M. Bishop owns live acres of lanl i- 4 : it misUiding. lecause there rea1. ai- only two acres mat are A III. I .I. . . & m 1. t n tm iinai i lie resi . ui- iiui vviun. ii mitin mnterlal In It the n,.t part, a deep len. winch, of,1 U"fc ,i cour. ran not te cultivateu. A con sid : a le part of th" available land is oi ipied by buildings, which in clude a good hous and barn, a tool storing house, thrwe henneries and a brooder house. The remainder is given to an orchard and a vegetable garden. The poultry, the fruit and the vegetables constltuto the three sources of Income. About three hun dred hens are kept, and they are so well cared for and so skilfully man aged that they average a not profit of S2 a hen. This amount, together with what is received from the sale of fruits and vegetables, is quite suffi cient for the support of a small fam ily, when there Is no house rent to pay, and when a large part of the table supplies are raised on the place. The market value of the products of Mr. Bishop's vegetable garden and the orchard is not less than three hundred dollars a year. In the or chard there g practically every kind of fruit adapted to the locality; In fact the little farm produces almost evervthmc desirable which can be J grown in that par, of the country. N" rw-ryone could do as well a Mr Hi Imp has done, for he has the rjufc "! s which make for success, both In the fruit and ihe poultry business. II is intelligent, industrious and pair-; i king. He runs his little place Jus s !e formerly did his more ex-ter-m- I isinesa. Th" fact should be Bta'- d. too. that Mr Bishop was able to bu b- place outright If he were oblu-"l t pay interest on a mortgage the situation might bo a little less sat Isfi" fory. The shrewdness of the man wai disclosed when he began with a small crop, enlarging his business as he learned how to handle his birds. Too many people, under such circum- stanres. plunge heavily at the begin-1 nlng. only to end in failure. The nn.ilrrr nlant at thlc Uttto nloKD A - ' r -mw m u- xsoaw am i- j .- . . Includ.s one large house for layers, one for millets that are nmturlne. and l a trooder -house. Among the conven- j lente is a feed-room and another room, where meat Is cooked for the hens ami rations prepared. The poul try houses are remarkably froe from lice, because of Mr. Bishop's plan of providing a dust-room. 12x12. the floor of which is frequently covered with fresh soil. In which a large flock of hens can wallow, all taking their bath at the same time, and filling the house with dust, in which lice can not live. Mr. Bishop feeds, alternately, dry and wet mashes made of wheat bran and middlings, ground oats, cornmeal grounti iroan nones or caoKa meat. .... . . . - milk and aitaita meat, i ne nens nave the run of a large grass range In150 pouniis of aci,i phosphate and 75 summer, and In winter are fed cab-j und8 of murlato of potash is rec- oagea aim wwr swu'. A 340-ew- incuwuor is useu. oeine uepi in a wiumuw rWi ... Wlö u U8Ü. isnriv in .Maren me uro pui nuu it. and ii" first ehlcks come out aboit Aoril 1. Th"s are taken to th br oder house and put In a port- j aM- brroder. In a f-w weeks the ch'ck are -trortr enough to move fr.,m ihr brooder t a section of the nce koku buuu b" muxe that t heit.d In- a stove under , queens tho boea can. as a rule, be de th.. n.r In it i l i.mmer the millets ' landed upon to supersede their quoens and o kerels a- n-i arated and each I f.d in the r best calculated to t p- ar.- the cm'' t. ! for market and to is ; -itre th- : "'l s ffir laying. Th,. vo in? cl k are fel oat ilako ' f.r-t. w. h rr'i'v when It can b ob- ( i t i i a- ii a'ii era.1 u corn anu wnai , era ' " 1- r The maturing . tm It. ms: h'".- Aifa!?.- meal Is fed to '"";"' 1 realm. Mr m-h'-p bu- auppl es in quantl- Ir8."1" s,:..P'ts ,n '. .f?1,. pn, tu h-.ps .uin.-rijis mii wiiiie - "k - nori,,. .uwu , ' ' " 1 Zx-r WBr. . ".I .,... -- ' i . -o m coy m-e h u. .... . . r -nai i.i.e is "i'lanreu i. .a .e. wnue epiif inaiana s Apie rop. Th""- is not'i: i I. ml in Indiana to t '.e 22-"36 fr.ns of .ighty acr-s ch in llNKi. ,n - iMirr to th r. i) rt of th- Hurean of SiHiiti.k. 7 77 v. v7 fruit tr'es of all kinds in 'i.r Allowing Ixty trees to the act . v i.i Klve 12:. acres in otsitards, a little more than one- half acre t r farm The pt tn'.er of bearluf apt a was 4.22: , andbi'ter for t'.i" row and her calf to let Garden the number of bushels produced that vt or waa 4.79.S.SU0. or a little moro than one bushel por troo. And tuts , was during the banner year, when wo &d comparatively full crop. But s so,nu trot18 wr knmvn t0 produce thirty and forty bushels per troo. It ecomea evident that n groat many trtf " not produce anything. even in iiJiu mruTOiiiu buksuii. tu ivvo ui yield was still less. The difference in value between the crop of 1905 and that of 180G. at fifty cents per bushel, would amount to Sl.20S.0S2. Much of ihbj dMIomice will at once bo at- ! mnuteu to uie on year oi iw. i But was it all due to the "off j year?" If so. what causes the '"off t year?" Why do not the large com mercial growers of other sections of i the country expect to have regular i off years in their business? Why was it that, a few years ago. when noarly all the peach orchards In the Mlchl I in nench belt wero killed bv the cold or buckwheat shorts in a box near the calf and let it learn to lick it dry. Better so than put it in the milk. "J ,Vj? , and tnen "w.., ua I Keep right on with this sort of care. Increase the milk and other rations until the calf is full grown. Give some good hay as soon as the calf will nibble at it. Corn Crop of 1908. The Indian corn crop for 190S. amounted to 2,043.000.000 bushels. The crops of three years have exceed ed this, but only the crop of one vear (1900) exceeded it very much. The value of the crop is estimated at $1.015.000,000. The price of corn is exceptionally high. There are only two years In which the farm price of this crop was as high as it is for this vear. In 1SS1 the price was C3.G cents: In 1901, when there was only two-thirds of an ordinary crop, the price was G0.5 cents. The total value of this crop is by far the greatest ever reached. The crop of 1902 was worth a billion dollars, and the crops of 1904. 1Ö05 and 190G were forth 5100.000.000 more; the great increase of $300.000.000 over the crop of 1902 was made In 1907. and now the In- crease Is $600.000.000 equal to the gold in the treasury of a rich nation. Sowing Vegetable Seeds. If the soli has been properly water ed after the sowing of vegetable seeds little attention In this direction will be needed before the proper time for transplanting. This will depend largely upon the character of the weather. In bright, sunny weather, when free ventilation Is required, the plants may need an application of water almost uam r-xcessive waer lnc. however, should be guarded against as It tends to produce tonder. spindling plants. Cover the Manure Heap. Piling manure in the open insures n Me Wftat The Cornell ßXneriment t f ' . - " a station piled two tons of fresh horse manure In an exposed place. In five months It lof.t 5 r,er cent In gross weicht. CO per cent of Its nitrogen. 4 per cent, of Its phosphoric acid and 70 ner cent of its potash. Here was an average loss of 01 per cent In plant food, or more than tüeweignt iobs In other words, the rotted, concen trated manure, ton for ton. was worth less than the fresh manure. To Revive Grass, No top dressing or fertilizer will do more to revive grass than nitrate of soda, and it should be used In com hintiilnn wrttVi tnnterinl enntnlnlnt UIIIVIUN " V .. - II nhosnhorJc aci,i and potash. A mix , . 1En nn,ia nf nitrnto of nda. ommended. Grass, even In the old ra(n(j0Wat wm respond very quickly tQ thIa treatment Queen Bees It Is Bald that bees usually super sede their quoens before they are too old for service; and when an apiary Is a- the proper time. AROUND THE FARM. Red and nlr.lko clover tnnko a good mtvturflu hnlf nni! hnlf ,,, trana ln thA nrebnnl nrnt1r,i hnno nml intirtntn nf nnlnsli Mit aua,v w a J' aa rjottor Bettor results are obtained in feed , ,0 wnere almlfa ,s m,xetl wlth c(n gtOTOr I The average market hog should .wo1rU about 3100 pounds at eight months of ae. 1 AphltlB or plant lice can bo easily destroyed by kerosene emulsion spray Got aUer them ft3 fl0on ag thoy raak0 lhojr aj,poftrflnco. avo le cbtgt. an turnips nbOUt ' noon, then there will be no taste of them In the milk Warm milk quickly absorbs odors is the reason why no timft should bo f in removing It from the odors of tue fitablir If part of the milk Is left In the ml der eafh time by a careless milker there will soon be a falling off in the milk flow Long ti. ill. era are desirable, but lUls her go dry for a fow wooka before tho calf arrives. Little chicks should not bo fed any feed that Is the least bit sloppy. Dry foods are much tho host. Give plenty of fresh wator. Milk Is very good. Uso every precaution to protect the young chicks from rata. They should n closed up at night so that a rat can not get to thorn. Do not fill he incubator with eggs of doubtful fertility and freshness and expect a good hatch. The Incubator has not yet boon invented that will hatch infertile egs?. Get posted on silos and making si lage: and If onough cows aro kept to Justify it. by all means plant a silage crop and have a silo ready to recelvo it. A bad smolllng dairy barn shows that something Is wrong. There will be plenty, though, who will laugh at the Idea of a dairy barn not smelling to high heaven. Begin to cut down a cow's rations when It Is desired that she go dry: and feed her so that It can be said she Is well fed without bolng fattened while she Is dry. To dovelon a dairy belter into something roally good, do not hesi tate to feed it well tho first two years. It will be a bettor feeder thereafter If fed well whon young. ABDUL HAMID The Deposed Sultan of Turkey, Had Some Good Qualities. Yet tho fact remains that the Sultan has in many ways been an eminently good and successful ruler. He has probably done more for education than all his predecessors put together. He Is. I believe, the only sovereign in the world who entertains at a picnic an nually all tne scnooi ennuren in nis capital of both sexes and of every de nomination. More than throe thousand elementary schools have been opened since he came to the throne. He has endowed the Ottoman University with many scholarships and founded schools of lnw and medicine. He has hoen esneciallv active in promoting tho better education of women. He has museums and galleries. Though nreHmiq nartions- of his emnire were torn from him by the treaty of Berlin. he has contrived to keep what was left all but intact, and has showed con summate ability In playing off one European Power against another. He hue ciirvtvod war. insurrection, treas on, attempted assassination, bankrupt cy. ... So far from bolng hlmsoir a cruel m 1 I mnn tin. tnsoimonv oi an oos er ve rs agrees in depicting Abdul Hamid as absolutely the reverse. "There Is in Abdul Hamid." wrote a former Servian Minister who knew him Intimately, a peculiar modesty, timidity and tender ness which are quite womanly. He al wavs looks enmest almost sad. as If he 'were subdued by the consciousness of his great responsibilities. Ho smiles quietly, almost sadly, very often, but he hardly ovor laughs loudly. He is distinctly a man of esthetic taste. He fe fnn.1 of tlowers. of beautiful women. of fine horses, of lovely views of sea and land, of everything that is beaut t f.i II is an affectionate father. He can be, and is. a devoted friend to his friends. He is able to contract deep and faithful friendships. He is con siderate, modest charitable and pa tient His consciousness of his re sponsibility toward God makes him hesitate to punish any one severely. Certainly he was never carried away by Impulsiveness, lie even exaggerates in his desire to consider every ques- Hnn from all nolnts. He is slow: often much too slow for the nervous and Impatient sons of the est Ter ribly earnest as he Is and so sensitive to everything touching his personal dignity, he has much of quiet humor in him. He quickly perceives the com ic feature In things and man and In a peculiar, quiet way enjoys it. His sky to cntinrnllv And almost permanently covered by clouds of state anxieties and personal meiancaoiy. uut irora ((ma f A time, nnd most unexpectedly. those clouds are pierced by the sunny rva of a mud numor. rersonauy i eouid never detect in his character even the shadow of cruelty." Harp er's weekly. TAP THE EARTH FOR HEAT. Sir William Ramsay's Recent Sugges tion Is Not a New One. Sir William Ramsay's recent sugges tion that the interior heat of the earth might bo tapped by moans of a bore hole Is not exactly now. Indeed, ex periments have actually been under taken with that nd in view. One of tho most important was carried out some years back by the German gov ernment at a place called Paruscho wltz, in Silesia, when a depth of 9.572 feet was reached. Of course, the bore is of very slender dimensions, three feet six inches in diameter at the top. decreasing gradually to two feet six Inches at the depth of one mile, at which It remains for tho rest of tho distance. At Ln Chapelle Is a bore of similar kind and nearly as deep, constructed by the French government for experi mental purposes; and another similar one exists near Stavropol, In Southern Russia. In each case It was the orig inal Intention to carry the bore much lower, but the expense was found to be prohibitive, when contrasted with tho prospective results. That Is the worst of such works. After a certain depth the cost Increases by leaps and bounds and the tlmo occupied length ens proportionately. Thus. Hon. Charles Parsons, of tur bine fame, who has made a special study of the question, estimates that to drill a hole 10 miles deep through the earth's Crust would cost $25,000. nno nml tnke SO vears. The job is a stupendous one. Yet It may be necessary tor us to under take it. Our coal supply will not last forever, and. when this is exhausted. Mm L-roHtest Industrial communities will be those that have tho most di rect means of access to the stored-up heat of the earth's Interior, says Pear son's Weekly. Easy. TCvn- Allowed von to klfts her? Whv. I thought she said sho wouldn't stand for It. Jack- She didn't She sat on a sofa. Detroit Tribune. A Heart at Auction Wherctn a Fair JLady u When Henderson heard of It, a thrill I soup kitchen. I expect you'll have to swept through him from head to foot, give mo a lift homo!" for he folt Instinctively that tho out- f But Henderson only half-hoard Wll come of tho absurd llttlo content that ; Us, for ho was taking stock of tho ho saw Impending would decklo wheth- j situation. With a start ho noticed that er ho or Dickson would marry Natalie tho auction had begun, but it was only Platt. I say Honderson felt this in- a flowered sofa pillow which tho May stlnctlvely, becauso there really was or was describing to tho audience as no reason whatever why the prettiest j "combing comfort with elegance." and girl that ever neglected her household the young man's attention wandered duties for the sake of studying art I away. Ho was looking for Natalie should bestow her hand upon ono of I Piatt, nnd presently caught sight of two rivals merely becauso ho had sue- J her fair head and graceful figure. Sho ceeded In a painting or nens that had was standing behind her.grnceful stall, been put up at auction. And yet Hen- j now deserted, like the others, and dorson was sure that this was tho trilling with tho ribbon of a basket of crisis. 1 candy, apparently unconscious of tho When Amy Burton had told him auction. Miss Piatt knew what was what was to happen, he was In the net j coming. But whero were her sympa of demanding of a girl In gipsy dress . thies! what bad been tho result of a certain; ratlle In which, at her behest, he had become possessed of a "chance" ear lier In the day. The fair, for the benefit of tho vlllnge church, which, since t-n in thn nttamrknn Im,! hnnn In nrrt.1 tnu 141 KllV UllVtllUUIIi Hi' uvv. . .. '-' i gress on the church green, was now drawing to a close. e. To Its complete success, tho condition or tne pictur esque stalls, which were on every side, bore witness for the stock of each of them now consisted chiefly of "rem nants," while it was noticeable that practically every member or the crown turned just ln time to hoar tho Jocu which still gaily thronged about the ar Mayor begin: "And now It gives stalls, carried ono or more parcels. i Inc peculiar satisfaction, ladles and Several hours before, It had been t gentlemen" after which Henderson whispered about that toward tbt end j heard Natalie Piatt's name, but lost of the day such knick-knacks from tho ' tho rest in taking In the painting stalls as had failed to find purchasers -which tho Mayor was holding aloft, would be disposed of at auction, with n1 h0 8aw wuat R was, Henderson the Mayor of the village in tho role of ! inew that there would be no truce In auctioneer, and Honderson had heard j the contest for its possession. For tho it like everyone else, but with no spe- painting represented Its author her clal Interest. And then Miss Burton seif. had whispered in his ear that one of Responding to some little Impulse of the early Items In the sale would be a , vanity. Miss Piatt had chosen to por- water-color painting by Natalie l-iatt. and a thrill had gone through him as he realized what meant. the announcement j For there was no doubt in Hender son's mind that from the moment the auctioneer called for bids upon Miss Piatt's painting. It would bo a question only whether he or Dickson got It. Their rivalry for the attractive girl who at this moment was presiding over a stall at the other end of the green had lasted for several months, but never yet had the two young men come into what could be called actual collision. Now. however, with nearly I every second person at tne rair a friend of the thro parties concerned, It was obvious to Henderson that some one was about to sustain the Ignominy ' of a public defeat. A moment's thought told him how it had happened that neither he nor Dickson had secured Miss Piatt's painting already. It was simply be cause the work had not been on sale at her stall. Thero was a booth at which pictures were displayed, and thero tho water-color must have been from the first. Natalie Piatt, however, had elected to make the sweet-stall the scene of her activities, which ln-, dlcates why the contents of tho various other booths failed to bo examined with any groat attention by Messrs. Henderson and Dickson. Henderson knew well that the girl whose labors with the brush had been at first tho amusement but finally the nHfto nf hr well-to..In nfnn1e wns tho last ln the world to have wished that Through tho dense crowd Henderson her painting should bo the cause of a could just see his rival, standing be public contest between the two men s(le ono of ,s m friends, with ex- whom she had good reason to know were In love with her. Probably Miss Piatt had no Idea even that her work was among the unsold articles. j And then there came to Henderson , the feeling that bo had had so many times during the last fow weeks, that the bitterness of losing to his rival did he lose would bo lessened had ho felt surer that Dickson was worthy of Natalie Piatt's love. On meeting Dick son. Henderson had felt a certain dis trust that he knew did not spring from jealousy, and later a story had reached him which he preferred not to believe, but could not help remembering. That Dickson was a dangerous rival there was no doubt. Henderson, look ing across the crowd, could see him chatting with Mrs. Arnold at the flow er stall, and admitted that he was a handsome fellow, and one to attract even so proud a girl as Natalie Piatt. As to himself Henderson always nnd known that the girl who loved him would do so mainly for the manhood and some brains which he believed he posssessod. What chance had he? Henderson's only answer to this was a flash of the eye and the resolute drawing up of an under jaw, In the set of which those who knew him always had been able to read the last ditch! And then the young man glanced up and saw that It was beginning-. Tho platform, which, until a few minutes before had been occupied by the vil lage band, now had been cleared and upon It. behind a table piled high with odds and ends of all kinds, stood the popular Mayor himself, while, at the sight of him, the crowd was deserting he stalls and gathering about tho now center of interest. It was at this moment that Norton Willis. Henderson's chum, ran his arm through that of his friend with a "Hoy, messmate, this way to tho auction sale!" and then continued: "By the way, Henderson, old man, did you know that a painting of .Miss Piatt's is Roing up pretty oon?" "You're not going to lot Dickson get It, nro you?" Willis went' on. "Not if I can help It." "Good boy!" approved his chum; "but. by George, he'll give you a fight for It Beatrice Mills told him what was up, and all our crowd Is waiting to see the fun." While talking. Henderson and Willis had taken up their stnnd In the crowd within a few yards of tho auctioneer's platform. Suddenly the latter de manded: "How about tho money?" "Plenty, I think," said Henderson, tranquilly. "Your luckier than I am," his com rado went on. "I've boon regularly cleaned out by these eternal rallies and what-do-you-call-om's. Those Clemens girls would have your last dollar for their blessed poor children's Won Through Diplomacy "I noros Dickson," whispered Wims, and Henderson looked In tho direction ln which he pointed. Ills rival was standing nt quite the opposite side of the crowd. Owing to the position of Allna Pin ff linnfli ftnnilnrsnn ilnilhieil - - - . I . v . m ...... - -- If Dickson could see the girl without leaving nis position, and tins ne was Inclined to consider an advantage. Just at that moment, however, Hen derson stopped thinking about the ar rangement of things, for suddenly he felt Willis' hand on his arm, nnd tray hersolf In a character of whose attractiveness she had been assured times onough that of skipper of the little dingy of which, when summering nt her family's place In Maine, sho was wont to be captain, mate and nil hands. Of course, the girl artist had not given the picture's subject her own face though evidently she had work ed from a photograph but the rest of the figttre was life-like enough to be recognized by any one who knew Nata lie Piatt well, not to mention any ono -who happened to love her. There she was just as Henderson had looked t,ack at her so many times ns the) race,i before the wind; her figure slightly bent forward as she held tho sheet with one hand and the tiller with the other, her dark blue skirt drawn tightly about her limbs, while tendrils of her luxurinnt hair blew out glor iously from beneath her crimson tam-o'-shanter. It was enough! Hender son wanted that picture as he had wanted few things before, and he doubted not that Dickson felt similar ly. Tho auctioneer still was praising tho i painting to his audienco, so nonderson had time for another glance round the room. And he thrilled again as he saw 1 that tho girl of his heart abandoning ; her little pose of unconsciousness j was now leaning upon the counter of j her stall and watching the proceedings with nn interest which she made no ! attempt to disguise. He felt his eyes feast "l-on her for ono Instant moro. , after which they SOUght Dickson. i ..hpu u.fou ... ......usuinu ! fac. anl ll!s c'es riveted upon the " .- mnuunefm ..um. And then suddenly, the Mayor's de mand for bids was replied to by a vig orous call of "One dollar!" from tho center of the crowd. "Two dollars!" from Dickson, and the battle was on. "Five dollars!" Henderson's voice rang out, and almost Immediately the bidder In the crowd's center respond ed. "Ten dollars'" "Fifteen!" came from Dickson. "Twenty!" This offer was mnde by a smiling woman who stood near the platform. "Make It twenty-five," whispered Willis to Henderson, and Henderson called out, "Twenty-five!" "Thirty!" came from Dickson. "Forty!" flung back his rival. Perhaps the two young men's voices had betrayed their eagerness, at all events It was now patent to Henderson that even such of tho spectators as did not know him and Dickson had real ized what was going on, and that ho and his rival were being regarded with looks of amusement, mingled with curiosity, ns to which would prove the winner. All this the young man took ln at a lightning glance while ho wait ed for Dickson's next bid, but then they wore Interrupted. Evidently the Mayor had decided that he personally was playing a less prominent part than was desirable In this particular episode of the sale, for ho now Interpolated a speech which apparently was designed to lend a fur thcr touch of humor to tho proceed ings. "Ladles and gentlemen," ho began, in dulcet tones, "a word, a word, I beg! I esteem highly the modest of fers that have thus far been made, but evidently the attractions of this work of nrt which I am offering have not appealed to you with that force which might have been expected. A gem of purest ray serene, this picture, my friends; for which the lowest posslblo further bid should be, in my opinion, not less than twenty dollars In nd vance of what has been offered. In this way " "By George!" gnsped Henderson's henchman, turning upon that young man, though the Mayor had not fin lshed the harangue, "can you stand this pace?" "Oh, I think so," replied Henderson enslly. as he slipped his hand Into his pocket, nut then Willis, watching his friend, felt a cold hand get him by tho throat, for suddenly thero had ap peared on Henderson's face a look of puzzled horror. And this look was re fleeted on Willis' face as Henderson withdrew his hand from his pocket and, without speaking, held out on hla palm a single ten dollar bill. But In tho Instant Willis realized that they woro not "done" yet, for Hon derson's faco had grown calm hIb und his Jaw was set In a way that bis CIUIIII kuow oi Old. "You think you can got the num. ho whispered. "Not from mo! i ut$ you that I wns cleaned out, you know Who do you oxpect to get it froa,, "1 am going to try," said Hondttson "to get It from Natalie Piatt." "You aro!" was all Willis could gasp. Now to descrlbo this llttlo develop, ment of affairs has taken some word but It happended very quickly, and tho auctioneer, encouraged by appreciative smiles from his hearers, still was urging them to extravagnnt deeds "You will bid for me," he whispered to Willis, "when It begins again, u may provo wise to withdraw graceful, ly." With a start of surprise, and an in voluntary blush, Natalie Piatt found Henderson standing In front of her nnd sho would only look at him with a puzzled expression. Henderson I-. Moved that he had not been observed as ho crossed tho room but he did not wasto words. "If I am to get that picture," he said, simply, "it will be necessary for you to lend mo some money. Can you do It?" Tho girl was as quick to grasp the situation as Willis had boon, but she hesitated. She had mado up her ar counts half an hour before, and it would have been easy to say that her takings had been handed In a fib that struck her as excusable. But a look Into Henderson's eyes decided her. How much do you need?" she asked, softly. I think fifty dollars will be enough," he said. Miss Piatt took from her pocket a small key, which she Inserted into the lock of a black enameled money box which stood on a shelf Just beneath tho counter of her stall, opened the box and took from within It live ten dollar notes, which she silently hand ed to Henderson. The young man gave her one look which said every thing, and then turning, started back with long strides for the corner where he had left Willis. Even, as he had stood with Miss Piatt, the sound of renewed bidding had reached his cars a contest that had begun with nn offer of forty-flve dollars from Dickson upon whom the auctioneer's gibes evidently had not been lost. Forty -six dollars!" came from the obedient Willis. "Forty-seven," snapped Dickson. But Henderson's rival had been struck by tho fact that he no Ioniser had to do with that young man, and as the possible significance of this came home to him, Dickson save a startled glance around and caught sight of Henderson In tho act of re turning to his place. Perhaps in stinct told Dickson where he had been. Perhaps he saw tho look that was no Henderson's face. At any rate the young man needed no one to tell him that he had lost not even the next bid that came from Henderson. "Fifty dollars!" "Fifty-one!" cried Dickson. "Sixty!" (Clearly Honderson had taken leave of bis senses.) But it was enough. Tho auctioneer, looking to Dickson saw him shake his head. "And sold!" he announced, "to the gentloman ah, Mr. Henderson." as somo one prompted him, "for sixty dollars." As might, perhaps, have been ex pected, there was no contest tm this occasion for the privilege of escorttnis Miss Piatt home. But It hntfpenej that, as the girl swept toward the eate with Henderson at her side, a ct.,M in Hans Anderson fairy costume, wi'h a tray bearing bunches of flowers, pounced upon them. "You must buy." she said to Henderson: "they are the last from the flower stall. AnJ only fifty cents a bunch!" "A sacrifice sale!" laughed the exul tant young man. He took a bunch o( the flowers for Miss Piatt, and handed the child somo money. And Natalie PlaU. glancing at the hand which Henderson had drawn from his pocket, was amazed to be hold a goodly number of bills therein-i "You -wretch!" she cried, her rhfek burning. "You had plenty of mony " "I had." confessed Henderson, but I was somewhat curious to find out which one of us you wanted to win." Tho American Queen. Too Much Cheese. During one of his campaigns "Pri vate" John Allen stopped at a cross roads store. While he was exchanging news with the prnprlet old darkr from one of the plantations came in When his purchase of "mlddlln' an meal" had been wrapped up he tart cd out At the door he paused. "Go enny cheese, boss?" ho asked. "Why, yes." said the clerk, pointing to a freshly opened can of axle-prea on the counter; "box just opened " The darky looked at It hunirriiy "How much?" he asked. "Give It to him for ten cent?, ano throw in the crackers," said Mr. Ai lcn "All right." said the clerk, flllinc a bag with crackers. "Hero you are The darky laid a greasy dime on n counter, picked up the box and and going rut, seated himself In iw shade of a cotton-bale. When b b finished the crackers he ran his nn:w around the box and gave It a long lick. In n few moments h- r on his hat nnd started for his nui As he passed tho store Mr. AM hailed him. . rf "Well, Jerry, what do you think thnt lunch?"' . , , ua The old darky scratched his hf hten ho sad. "I tell you de trtif Msrj John, dem crackers wuz all right dw dnt wuz do ransomcst cheese I et!" Harper's Weekly. Beginning Early. "Did vou enjoy yourself at the pr ! Bessie?" asked her momma. . "I never saw such a stupid o people, mamma!" replied girl. "If there hadn't been a Iodine glass In the room, I wouldn't bare n joyed myself at all!" Yonkers States man. - Flavor As Well As Odor. Bnrber-"l am trying a nf w k loa of imported soap; don't you think odor Is excellent jj Customer "Fine! The flavor good, too!" Milwaukee Sentinel.