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Urvdanion ft BY THE CHAPTER I. "Of course, my denr Goorgo, if you wish vory much to huve thowe people here, they miint bo asked," said Ludy Ctirollnp, regarding her husbuud at tPHtlvt'ly through the handle of thn tea-urn. The children had Juht loft the room, bo she thought It a good op portunity of finally learning his wishes on thl subject without tho intorvon- tlon of Mildred's rather vehoment opinions. "It Is a dreadful nuisance-," ho iald-'"and I don't supposo they arc the very nicest people In the world for the girls to know; but, If you see no way out of the difficulty, of course there Is nothing more to be suld," "Nothing; It cannot he helped now at all events," Sir (loorgo returned, running his eyes ruefully over a lot ter which he held In hlB hand, "He was an old schoolfellow of mine, you Itnow; and, when he expresses a wish io come and seo me, what can I do hut write and say how welcome he a, and his family will bo?" "Exactly so," assented Lady Caro line, "but It la a horriblo bore for all (hat. And how thoy are to bo umused Is more than I can toll you, There is a eon,. Is there not. and a daughter?" "Yes, a son and a daughter. As to amusing them, tho young gontloman will hunt, I suppose, and probably ruin one of my best huntors before he leaves; and the girl oh, I should think sho will do very well!" suld Sir Ocorgo, cavalierly, "Mildred will mnnago about that, and will got somo fellows to meet hoT." "How did he mnko his money?" Lady Carollno asked presently, and then began to think with dismay of what the wholo countryside would say, It was eminently aristocratic, the coun tryside, and never had It as yet intro duced within the sacred boundaries of lis circle such a horror as a family polluted by Undo. "Cotton," answered Sir George brief ly; and then Indeed his wife felt that tho cup of her affliction was full. "If It only had been wine," she snld, hopelessly. "I am sum I don't know what the Doverills will think; and of -courso the girl will 'bo unbearable. Do Hldes" with a sigh "It will bo such an additional expense." "True," returned her husbnnd, and the lines laid by care upon his face be came more clearly defined; "but, as I said before, darling, It can not bo helped, so we must only make the best of It." Hut Lady Caroline could not "make the best of It" Just then, and so went yljiit of tho room to consult with Mildred, of whose sympathy she was certain, tho girl being more opposed to the coming of their visitors than even she could be, Seven children had blessed the mar rluge of Sir Gcorgo Trevanion and Lady Carollno. First, there was -Charles, the heir, a great, tall, good looking fellow, with a careless, sweet temper "as like his father at that age," snld his mother, "as ever a boy could be." He was about twenty-six at 'this time, and held a commission In a cavalry regiment. After him came Florence, who resembled nobody in particular, and hud married during her first season very desirably Indeed a Mr, Tulbot, of very prepossessing ap pcaranco when he had any expres sion In-his face, which was seldom and the owner of considerable property about twelve miles from King's Ab- . bott. It was always a great Bourco of com fort to Lady Caroline's anxious mind that Florence had "got off" bo well before Mildred was old enough to make her bow to tho world. Had Harry Talbot dallied in his lovo-mnk- ing wr iwo years longer as some young men are In the habit of dally ingInstead of coming to tho point at once like a much-to-be-applauded gentleman, as ho was Lady Caroline would not have answered for tho con sequences. Mildred, her futher's darl ing, was so much more beautiful such fi slight, exquisite girl she appeared with the darke3t violet eyes nnd the most enviable golden hair Imaginable, And yet, In spite of nil her beauty, who had not half the number of lovers her sister Mabel could count, who was haroly eighteen, and not nearly so handsome, Mildred being cold and proud, and almost haughty in her man ner to strnngcrs. Pride of birth was the rock on which she stumbled. Any family without a pedigree, no mntter how rich and how well received by society In general, was as an nbomlnn tlon In hor Bight. In between these two camo Eddie who was about nineteen at this time a merry.reckless fellow, hundsome as an Apollo, and the acknowledged pet amongst all the women In the county, far and near, old and young. Edtllo and Mabel were something like each other, both being much darker than the rest of the family,, who were rather Saxon In their general appear ance. Mabel, or "Queen Mub," or "the queen," as she was Indiscriminately called, on account of a little stately walk she had that contrasted funnily with her face and mnnncr, which were gay In the extreme, had dark eyes of ' a soft hazel, and hair nut-brown to match. She was quite as tall as her Bister, and, though by no means as boautiful, was pretty enough to creato a sensation anywhere. At eighteen sho was an Incorrigible flirt, but amiable and sweet enough to prevent her from ft DVCHE89. running Into extremes, and causing uneaslnoss In the home circle, For all that, however, calm Mildred H'us more tho "hcurth-angel" thun sho wus. To her, us to their mother, came all the boys, with the numerous griefs and annoyances that usually beset a schoolboy'! path, Charles was very fond of asking her advice, and Eddie believed most (Irmly In her wisdom, generally addressing her under the title of "Mlnorva." Hor father and mother had few secrete from her, and even Florence, who was slightly solf Biifilclent and given to assert herself, at times, with astonishing boldness, had been known, on two or threo oc casions, to come all the way from Rye- lands to ask Mildred's opinion upon cerluln subjects. Mildred at homo and Mildred abroad were vory different persons. Sho was most capable of loving, but her unfort unate coldness of demeanor prevented this from bolng universally acknowl edged. Only hor own peoplo knew hor tender, loving heart, and returned her affection In kind, There wero two other boys, more youngsters, named George and Ernest, who were at prosent undergoing tho discipline of school In some distant shlrn. sir licorge had discovered, some years previously, that he wus not as woll up in this world's goods as a man had noed to bo with seven growing up children. But at the time he hud put the evil thought behind him and considered It no more, until about a year back, when several circumstances bud happened again to force It upon bis memory. Debts somehow had be gun to accumulate of late years, and now began to declare themselves with very dlsagreeablo openness, The fam ily lawyer shook his head solomnly; und Sir George In self-defense went home, and having sold two of his favorite hunters most disadvanta geous, walked about his farm, doing gloomy ponunce, and wus cross to his wlfo for tho flrst time for a number of years, But this state of things only lasted a very few days indeed, and nt tho end of that time, bis third hunter liav lng fallen lame, one of those disposed of was bought back again, nt a very different price from that paid for It to Sir George, and presently tho other followed suit; after which their master gave up the gloomy penance, to tho great relief of tho household at King's Abbott, who were considerably put out by It, and having kissed his wife, did not go round the farm for sov?ral days. Lady Caroline of course soon dlscov cred that they were In difficulties In deed Sir George's face was Incapable of concealing a secret and these two women, In "mamma's" boudoir, dis cussing probabilities and Improbabili ties, and tho Belling of "papa's" hunt ers, until Mildred at length snggosted thut the annual visit to London should be given up for this year at all events. The Trevanions were determined also to follow up their lately begun economical designs by having a quiet autumn and winter nt home, nnd had actually made up their minds, with Spartan heroism, not even to Invito their usual number of friends for 'tho hunting season at King's Abbott, when there reached them the unlucky lotter from tho Youngcs, saying how much the head of the family desired to see the friend of his boyhood namely, Sir George. This letter put a full stop to all theli plans, nnd was looked upon as a bruin blow In more ways than one, as not only did It Insure an expensive win lor, but, what was worse, upon exam ination it was discovered thnt these fiionds of Sir George's youth wore most disreputable In their antecedents, having been In trade. A cotton mer chant! It sounded horrible! Cotton could not possibly menn anything but low birth, and low birth of course meant vulgarity. Lady Carollno groaned In spirit, and thought dlsinnlly of what tho Dover- Ills and the Blounts and the Stanleys would say, finally going off to consult with her prime minister Mildred, "It Is all over," she began; "they must be asked." "I neyer henrd of such a thing In my life," said Miss Trevanion, "It Is perfectly Indecent their asking thorn- selves here. But what can one expect from such, people? Good gracious, mamma, fancy a cotton merchant! It quite makes me shiver. How many of them nre there?" "Four,"unswered her mother. "Fath er, mother, daughter and son." "Any more?" inquired Mildred, sar castically. "No, no more. Do you not think four too mnny?" asked Lady Caroline with surprise never In her life, good soul, could she understand anything approaching sarcasm. "Of courso, now they are coming, Mildred, wo must only mnko the best of It, although I do wish It had been wine Instead of cotton It Is so much more respectable and I wish also that Miss Rachel Younge and her brother were not com ing." "What Is his name?" Mildred de manded. "Denzll, I believe yes, Dcnzll Younge." "What a pity they didn't call him 'Brlgham' Younge when thoy were about It!" Miss Trevanion skid) uflj then they both laughed. How can you be so absurd?" Lady Caroline exclaimed; afterward chang ing her tone to ope of entreaty, she suld, "But, really, you know, darling, wo must be very civil to them, If only to please your papa, You will prom ise to be thut, Mildred, will you not?" "I suppose I could not go to Aunt Agnos for tho noxt two months, could I?" Mildred asked, Irrelevantly, 'Oh, Mildred!" cried poor Lndy Car ollno, tears coming Into her eyes at tho more Idea of 'being thus deserted In her need. 'I am a selfish wretch," declared Miss Trevanion, caressing her mother's sand nnd becoming penitent on the spot. "Of course, mummn, I will not leave you on any uccount In the hands of these terrible barbarians, I only said It half out of mischief and bad temper; why, you might bo devoured by the time I got buck! Have you told Mabol?" 'No, I came to see you flrst ubout It, What rooms shall we give them? The blue rooms, do you think, or the rooms In the western wing?" "Tho blue rooms; they are tho fur thest off," said Miss Trevanion, "Very good. I will tell Holland. Do you know they are coming on Frlduy, if as Mr. Younge says in his lotter -wo can conveniently rocolvo thorn on thut duy? Dour me, Mildred, I wonder what they will be like, and how long they will stay?" 'Oh, as to what they will bo like, said Mildred, touBtlng her pretty feet comfortably before the fire, and look ing as wise as Solomon, "I can tell you thut. The old man will be like a Yorkshire farmer, only worse, because he will have a strong dash of Man chester mixed with his turnips, and he will bo always using horribly old-fashioned words, nnd ho will bo vory at tentive to you, and will probably call you 'ma'am,' And Mrs. Youngo will be large and fut and red, like the cook; und Miss Younge will be a minc ing, silly schoolgirl, ready to dlo with luughter nt everything Mubel snyv; and 'Brlgham' will bo a boor, o,l courso." "What will the county say?" ejacu lated poor Lndy Caroline, elevating her hands nnd eyes, perfectly aghast at the pretty plcturo her daughter had drawn, "Really, 'Mildred, I shall die of shame." "That will not do a bit of good," returned Miss Trevanion; "und ol course you must be prepared to hear the county-suy all manner of unplens nnt things that they do not know what Sir George could be thinking ol to invite such peoplo to his house, and that tho suld peoplo are extremely dis gusting, and so on." "But for all that you will bo kind and civil to them will you not, Mil dred, my love?" hor mother asked again, anxiously watching the girl's proud, beautiful face, "Oh, yes, I will be civil to thorn," MIbs Trevanion snld; and then she kissed her mother und went out of tho room. (To be continued.) Sidney Smith' Sneer. If Sydney Smith wero nllvo today ho would realize that In the last eighty years of the century Just closed con siderable progress had been mado In this country more perhaps than In any country In the civilized world. It was only In 1820 that, In ono of bis savage attacks on our people, In the Edinburgh Review, he snoerlngly ask ed: "In the four quarters of the globo, who reads an Aniorlcnn book? Or goes to an American play? Or looks at an American plcturo or statue? What docs the world yet owe to Amcrl oun physlcluns or surgeons? What now substances have their chemists discovered or what old ones have they annlyzed? What new constellations have been discovered by the telf scop?s of Amorlca? What have they done in the mathematics? Who drinks out of American glasses? Or eats from Am erican plates? Or wears American coats or gowns? Or sleep's In Ameri can blankets?" The records of tho nineteenth contury show that theso questions have been nnsworcd pretty conclusively to the British mind, if not always satisfactorily to tho British pocket, remarks tho Washington Star. Perhaps some enarler of tho present period would like to submit another lot Marking on Murt, Astronomers now agree thnt the markings on the surface of Mars form a completo network of narrow, straight lines crossing the entire face of the planet In all directions, and aro always visiblo. The narrowest nre thirty to forty miles wide. Two hundred of these so-called canals have bocn charted. Many observers bolleve them to bo stretches of land darkened an nually by vegetation and laid out In strips to facilitate Irrigation. It is supposed from the unity In the design of the network that the Inhabitants of Mars are under one government and are highly skilled in the engineering demanded by tho fuct that tho planet Is entirely without rainfall. Students In hydraulics expect great things from the continual study of Mars. Tenant Swindled Children. A man living In a tenement In Bat torsea, Loudon, told the children of the neighborhood that the penny-ln-the-slot gns meter was a new and resplend ent bright red money box, specially de signed to accommodate the savings of economical youngsters. On this as sumption they cheerfully dropped tholr copper savings Into the slot, and tho ingenious deceiver burned the gas which cost him nothing, When the collector came and cleared away all the pennies the chagrin of the children was Intense. DAIltY AND POULTRY. INTERESTING CHAPTERS FOR OUR RURAL READERS. Row SurcuHful Farmer Onei-ate Thli Iiwrluiant of Hi Farm A Few Hint at to in t'ltr ( U Stuck ud 1'oullrr, Poultry ItrleU At this time tho fuimor should bo looking forward to the time when tho hens are to be .put to work raising chickens, Every furmor can improve his Hock by mailing a selection of fowls that are to lay eggs for hatch ing purposes, These should at once bo picked out and penned by themselves with a sultuble cock. There are In most flocks birds that huvo shown thomselves superior to tho others In laying or in markings of plumngo. By selecting tho best birds, a few years will show a flock thut will bo both a satisfaction and a profit. One commission man gives the ad vice not to wurih eggs. Ho says that when tho eggs are washed the gelatin ous substunce that usually Alls tho pores of the shell Is taken oft and tho ulr works through. Tho result Is that tho egg spoils very quickly, flow much truth there Is In the thoory wo loavo to the readers, for we do not know of any experiment to detormlno It a washed or unwushed egg will koop the longest. Of courso, this advlco doos not apply to eggs that are to be used In tho family, but to those thut aro to bo shipped some distance to arket. Tho floor of the poultry-houso Is a iactor that requires a good doal of con sideration, especially if a now one Is to be conUructod.Every kind of floor hns Its good points und Its objoction able ones. The board floor Is probably most In favor, but it makes a harbor for ruts and mlco and absorbs the droppings of tho fowls. The dirt floor Is very hard to keep clean and can bo dug Into from tho outsldo by prowling animals. Tho cement floor Is cold, If not covered with dirt or straw, but It seems to bo the coming floor for tho poultry-bonne of the man thut Is will lng to Invest money In tho poultry business. Reports from New York Indicate thnt broilers are scarco thoro this year, This Is said to be duo to the fact that tho big storngn companies of tho west have been buying them up with othor poultry. A large part of tho broiler trade is said to be supplied by broilers that aro not sent to market as such The dealers hunt through each crate of "lights" und tuko out the smullcr birds, which often weigh under two pounds each. This year, however, It looks ns If the broilers would all have to bo purrhiiHcd of men that make business of raining them and have to bo puld for at a good price. The way poultry Is packed for mar ket regulates to a considerable extent tho price at which It sells. Mixed lots generally sell at a disadvantage. We hoard recently of a lot of dressed tur keys being sent to market, They were mostly young ones nnd ot good ap poarauce. But the fnrmer that shipped tbem had three old birds that ho want ed to get rid of so be sent them along with tho lot. When they got to mar ket they were Immediately designated as mixed and sold nt prices that mixed lots generally bring. The lot of good turkeys would probably have sold for more without the threo old birds than uiey did with them. This Is a poor policy for any poultry raiser to follow. By thiB tlmo nil thnt' supply poultry to the city markets should have learned that It pays to sort nnd send each kind nnd quality In a lot by Itself, - Color ot Apple for France. An exchange has the following: The assistant pomologlst of the Do pnrtmont of Agriculture, Mr, W. A, I Taylor, has two specimens of French 1 fruit lying on his desk, which It they could be reproduced In this country and sold at the prevailing Paris prices, I would net a small fortune per treo to ; the orchardlst. One Is a yellow French apple, weighing about 12 or 14 ounces, which Is selling now In France at 36 cents per apple by tho hundred. Thoso apples aro counted llko eggs; not sold by the bushel, peck or quartof peck as aro cholco apples hero. Tho other specimen Is a French pear which woluhs 26 ounccB, a monster fruit which more reBcmblcB a small pumpkin of somo kind than a pear. Tho flesh of both those fruits Is said to bo very delicious, It seems singular that tho French do not prize red apples, At the Exposition tho Judges could not be lieve that American red apples could be flrst class, but Mr. Taylor snys they wore forced to an opposite conclusion after a practical trial of their eating qualities." Wo doubt the truth of tho statement that tho French "do not prize rod ap ples." At the close of the applo ex hibit at the Paris Exposition all of tho American apples were sold. There wore several varlotles and colors rep resented, but tho well-colored Bon Davis apples brought the highest price $10 a barrel. Now If tho Purlslans did not buy those Ben Davis on their looks, why did they buy thorn? Dairy Note. It Is said that tho Danes do not pub lish to the world any new process of buttor-maklng till they have had tho use of It for at least two years, thus socurlng for themsolves In tholr for eign markets the boneflts of the said process. We doubt the truth ot this statement, 'though we believe It Is made in good faith, If the Danes could keea Important secrets of that kind for two years they could keep them for a much longer time. The fact probably Is that the Danes And out w ways ot doing things In the dairy, ind It takes one or two years for the orld to got around to applying the ame processes, New methods are only slowly adopted by the gonerul community. Thore has been grout progress In dairying during the century Just paused, At Its opening thoro wns no dairying tti speak ot nnywhore In tho world, Centrifugal separators and re frigerators wero entirely unknown, Dairy enthusiasts In those days did all of tholr figuring on the old methods of dairying such as had been In vogue for a thousand years. Dairy cows at thut time wore hardly a typo by them selves; at least In the English-speaking world, If wo oxcopt a fow spots In Scotland and the Channel Islands. The Americans hud no distinctive -lalry form of cow. The progress during tho century In dairying wus cortulnly mar velousfur moro than In any previous century, The centrifugal separators and the milk testers alono are enough to lift the century far above all ot Its predecessors, so far as dairy products are concerned. Will the new contury show a llko advance? Wo believe It will. All the olomonts are already hers for progress In dairying such as tho world novor before saw. In an English exchange wo notice tho following: "Dulry farming has been described us the shoot-anchor ot the agricultural Industry, and, In many respects this Is true, It Is, therefore of the greatest Importance that Its progress should not bo checkod; that thoso engaged In It should not bo placed under harassing and unncccs snry restrictions or Biibjoctcd to rogu lntlons of an Irksome chnrootor through tho action of well-meaning, but over-zealous theorists, Although the new century opons with a prospoct to dairy farmers In many respects sat Isfur.tory, thore are Indications ot diffi culties ahoad, owing to the desire In certain qunrtors to bring tho Influence ot the atuto to hour In unduly Interior lng with the carrying on ot tho busi ness of dairy farming. Tho effect of this would undoubtedly be to drive many mon out of the Industry, and It behooves evcryono who hns tho wol fare of agrlculturo at heart to see that nothing Is done to hamper tho only brunch ot tho Industry thnt offers tho prospect ot a satisfactory return to tho furmor." But we would ask, how about tho health of the peoplo that consume dulry products? Aro they to be exposed to every dlscaso that milk can curry Just to make sure that tho "business Is not hampered?" Tho state certainly needs to see to It that such important articles ot food as dulry products be surrounded with safeguards Insuring healthfulness. Live Mock Ileum. Chicago received 07,815 more cattle than Kansas City last month, 190,989 moro than Omaha, nnd 193,980 moro than St. Louis. Last month Chicago received 525,207 more hogs than any other market In tho west, and nearly 700,000 more than either Omuba or St. Louis, During tho flrst five weeks of 1901 there arrived at tho Chicago Stock Yards 30,700 carloads of live stock, or about 1,100 moro enrs than were re ceived tho corresponding period a year ngo, and about 3,000 moro than two years ago, Tho Increaso this year has bcon entirely in cattlo, both hogs and Bhoep showing a decrease comparod with a year ago. The most Important closing out salo ot thoroughbred horscB cvor hold In America was concluded In New York January 31 when tho last ot the great stud owned by tho deud Coppor King, Marcus Duly, which cost him moro than $1,000,000, was dispersed under tho hammer. There wero 180 horses Included in tho event, hcadod by tho rcnownod Hamburg, which sold for a total ot f 100,525, making an average ot $2,192 per head. Hamburg mndo tho lop prlco of tho snlo, being purchased by Hon. W. C. Whitney for $00,000. Several of tho offerings sold around $8,000 to $10,000. Tho profits In tho mnnufacturo of oloomargurlno are enormous. A big company to manufacture it has been formed In Washington nnd huvo been soiling stock. Of course,' to dispose of tholr stock thoy hud to send out a prospectus to posslblo stock buyers. One of those interesting documents fell Into the hands of tho enemy, and somo of It has been published. Hero Is what it says as to tho cost of tho man ufacture of oloomargurlno: Cost, showing proportion used for each 100 pounds: Olco. oil, 32 lbs., at 9!4o per lb. .$3.04 Neutral oil, 17 lbs,, at 8c per lb 1.44 Cotton oil, 17 lbs,, at 6c per lb. . .85 Milk, 17 lbs., at lo per lb 17 Salt, 7 lbs,, at Via per lb 03V4 100 lbs 6.C4 Labor, parchment paper, tubs, etc l.3g Internnl revenue tax, 2c per lb.. 2.00 Total cost, f. 0. b., Washing ton $8.92 Tho prospectus further says: "The abovo cost, when deducted from the market price of $13 per 100 pounds, shows a net profit of $4.08." The prospectus claimed thnt the fac tory in question would be able to turn out 400,000 pounds a month at a profit of $195,840 for the year. Tho whole sale price of 13 cents per pound leaves an enormous profit for the retailer and shows why be can afford to take heavy risks in selling it as butter. Today much ot tho oleo sells at 25 cents per pound. If the time comes when It will be sold In Its uncolored state the con sumer will not have to pay more than 16 ceaU per pound for It I.ln of Cattle, Those who write to us about this time ot the year complaining that their cattle are lousy are doubtless unaware ot the fuct that there are two kinds ot lice which Infest cattlo, They are di vided Into two separate families viz., sucking lice and biting llco. Of the flrst namod there are two varletlos vis., ahort-nosod louso and long-nosed louso, Ot thoBo two the short-nosod louse Is the larger and most difficult to destroy. It Is to bo found mainly about the neck and shoulders, which parts are ofton donudod ot hair by tho rubbing Induced by the Itchiness caused by the little post. The long- nosed louse Is, however, tho most fa miliar to cattle breeders, Tho body la about an eighth of an Inch long and about a third cf that In width. Thn head Is long and slondor without vis ible eyes. The one species of biting lotiae Is very common upon cattle and Is easily recognlzod and differentiated from the sucking louse, as It Is red while the other is bluo. It Is ofton called "the little red louao," but al though, it is more common than tho sucking louse docs not cauao so much real damage as Us blue relative. The biting louse has a pair ot cutting and' biting jaws and ot tacks the animal along the splno, hips, rump, und some times tho hoad nnd nock, Its body does not fill up with blod as doe that of tho sucking louso, but It lends to a great deal of discomfort whor numerous, One notices the prcsonce of llco about this time of the year and towards spring. Tho cattlo rub them selves on posts and fences and ofton do so In such a vigorous manner as to. scratch tho skin, cnuslng It to blood and becomo bare of hair. Emaciation Is then likely to follow, and If the cut tle bo not relieved tho owner Is a con siderable loser from his feeding opera tions. When any of tho above symptoms aro observed tho cattlo should be ex amined for lice and It Is best done after they have Btood In the sun for a time aB tho louso comes toward tho surface when warm. If it Is found, 'tho building occupied by the cattlo should bo vacated then thoroughly cleansed and whitewashed, adding a quarter of a pound of chloride ot llmo to each pailful of lime wash. The cattlo should not be returned to the building before , thoy hnvo boon vigorously treated for lice with ono ot tho usual romedlos. The Bureau of Animal Industry ad vises tho uso ot a decoction of flsh berries (Cocculus Indlcus). Take half a pound of tho bcrrloB for each ani mal, pound fine, then add two quarts of vinegar and set on tho stove to simmer for an hour. Apply this thor oughly by rubbing It Into tho hair of the affoctcd parts, This will not In jure tho Bkln or sicken the nnlmaU and Is said to remain long enough to kill all ot the young llco ns thoy hatch out of tho "nits." Professor Rlloy's Ueroscno emulsion Is also highly roe. ommended and Is propured as follows: Kerosene, two gullous; common or whnle-oll Bonp, one qunrtor pound; water, one gallon. Hont tho solution of sonp nnd add it boiling hot to the knroBonse. Churn tho mlxturo for five or ton minutes or long enough to make an emulsion. Dilute tho emulsion wltlt eight parts of water, and apply It to tho animal by a thorough rubbing. Fifty animals can be treated with ten gallons of this emulsion. Another fa vorite application for llco nnd espo clully tho lice of horses, Is Btavcsucre seeds, four ounces; boiling water, one quart. Apply twlco dally whon solu tion Is cold. For lice on liogg a so lution of cbloro-nuphtholeum Is found very eltoctlvo. Some uso ono-thlrd tur pentlno, two-thirds muchlno oil, and claim to have the best of results. Ilorta Hiile at Chicago. During tho lost wook In January and tho flrst week in Fobrunry horso re ceipts at Chicago were tho largest In about four months, Fobrunry 4th's re ceipts wero the largest for any day slnco Septomber, 1899. Recolpts for Janunry aggregated 9,593 horses, and 9,113 shipments, against 11,074 arrivals nnd 9,334 shipments last your, 10,4:13 arrivals nnd 9,158 shipments In 1899, 11,375 nrrlvnls and 9,159 shipments In 1898 and 9,208 horses reported und 8,982 hend shipped for January, 1897,i Tho moBt nctlvo Inquiry was for farm chunks which sold for $1)0 to $135 for medium to good anlmuls weighing 1,200 to 1,500 pounds, Many horse3 thut would weigh from 900 to 1,100 pounds wore purchased for southern markets. Foreign purchases also In creased the latter part of January, the bulk of tho trade bolng for bussors at $90 to $110. Draft horses ot good qual ity brought $200 to $225. Agents from the lumber regions bought liberally for logging purposes nnd also took somu draft animals. Buyers of cavalry . horses for tho British army wore like wise In the market. At a special sale of drafters and roadsters, 625 horses were disposed of, the bussers bringing $120 to $130. At tho regular auctions drivers brought $205 and matched teams as high as $550. Separated Milk Almmt Wortlilen. Tho Introduction of creameries In Ireland has been followed by a curloun result. Tho farmers who send milk to tho creameries get back tho reparoled milk which they feed to the calves ami pigs and In many cases consume In their own household, Tho food valuo of this product Is ulmost nothing and compares very poorly with the buttor milk that was formerly given to young stock, Since the change a fatal dis ease has broken out among the calves. Mot only has there been a great total of deaths, but those that live are stunt ed In size and Inferior in quality. It Is estimated that the depreciation In the value of the marketable animal from this cause is almost 1 a head, which represents a loss of 1,000,001) to Irish cattle breeders. The Increase of destructive Insecbt Is hindered b;- c rotation of crops. '