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The Girl of His Dreams By IDA DONNELLY PETERS Herbert Dayton was feeling very blue and low in his mind, so blue in tact that as he stood on the rear plat form of the last car of the fast flying express thinking of the rapid rate at which he was leaving the girl of his dreams, indigo would have seemed lily white in comparison. When a man has been ordered to a far off western territory to sell goods Just after one glimpse of the girl he has been looking for the country over, the girl for whom he will remain a bachelor forever unless she will con sent to make life an earthly paradise, he has a right to be low in his mind. "Suppose in his absence some other fellow should-" he whispered with a shudder. "But, avaunt, blue devils," added he bravely, "in that direction madness lies !" At this period of his bitter musing, the gloomy mood began to pall on young Dayton's usually optimistic na ture, and he looked about him for something to distract his thoughts. Inside the car in the chair nearest the door reclined a delicate, sweet faced woman, evidently unaccustomed to traveling and sick from the motion of the train. Her husband was min istering to her tirelessly, devotion in his every touch, while she glanced up at him frequently with an expression of extreme tenderness upon his face. "By Jove," Herbert exclaimed aloud, as the man turned for a moment to ward the rear of the car, "if that model Benedict isn't the one time gay and festive James Halstead. He must have lately taken unto himself a wife." Then Dayton's eyes traveled to the next seat. And there just behind the Halsteads sat a girl dressed in blue! Her beauty, her daintiness, would have of themselves compelled a lingering glance, but besides all these attrac tions she was the girl of his dreams, the very girl he had seen in his home town three short days ago, the very girl of girls he had been looking for north, east, and south, only to find her where he least expected it-in a train going west! The color of his thoughts changed Instantly to a more roseate hue. How can I make her acquaintance, he ques A Period of Bitter Musing. tioned. It must be in a naturally ac cidental way to be tolerated by one so evidently well bred. He was so absorbed in making and discarding plans to this end that he forgot all else. lie even failed to hear the first call for luncheon; the second, however, succeeded in arousing him. l-et immediately passed through the car, empty now of all but the sick woman, to the diner just beyond, only to find every table filled except the I one at which sat the girl in blue. He was gazing longingly at the vacant place when suddenly he became con scious of a sobbing breath close be side him. lie turned. It was the sick woman standing there staring straight at her husband, her face colorless with surprise and pain. Hlalstead was seated beside a girl with whom he was having an animat ed and confidential conversation. It was plain to any onlooker that, for the moment, he had forgotten every thing and everybody save the one to whom he was talking. The girl was evidently an acquaintance of his bach elor days. His wife staggered back to her seat in the other coach, and Herbert fol lowed to render her any assistance that might be necessary. After Mrs. Halstead was seated, he started again eagerly, hopefully, for that vacant place beside the girl of his dreams, only to meet her returning to her seat in the parlor car. And though he had lost his appetite as well as his heart, he kept on into the diner and did the best he could. Afterwards he was making his way through the car to the rear platform when Halstead stopped him. Mr. Halstead had, it was plain to see, been unsuccessful in reassuring his wife, and he looked extremely miser able. "Hello, Dayton," he said; "I have Sust been telling my wife that you are as unfortunate as she in being train sick, and that I had to take Mrs. Dayton into lun!cheon for you. Now, %do not thank e,. old fellow, I was glad to do it." And hbe t:rnI. t,, 1::! rt with such a look of app;l:l in ',i eyes that the young man':. n,..':.. opi,.llse to deny his statement died a sudden death. "I can never repay you for all you and your family did for me when I war ill In New York," continued he, pillns it on in a way that he knew would be irresistible to his wife. "I want Jen nie to meet Mrs. Dayton some-" Before this ingenious prevaricator could say more, the train began to move slowly into a station, and Her. bert was forced to make way in the aisle for the passengers crowding out. He had retired to his old vantage point outside the car when the girl in blue, instead of going forward to alight from the car as the custom is, came to the door of the rear platform. She paused there until the train stopped. Suddenly she looked up, saw Herbert and an expression of scorn came to her face that made the poor fellow's blood run cold. She had, he knew instantly, over heard Halstead explain his former girl friend to his wife, and of course she must have guessed he had been, tacit ly at least, a party to deceiving a trusting woman. And was this to be the end of his long search, his dreams, his dearest hopes? Plain killing was too easy a death for the prevaricating Mr. Hal stead. He started forward to give that gentleman a generous piece of his mind when, glancing up, he saw that he was again administering to his wife, and that a look of peace and happiness had come into her face. This banished at once and forever all regret in him that he had been a party to the fraud. Just then the slowing train stopped. The girl came out on the platform and was passing Dayton with unseeing eyes when the train gave a sudden lurch. She staggered and was about to fall when Herbert caught her, but In do ing so he lost his balance and was thrown from the car. He fell to the concrete walkway below with consid erable force and lay there uncon scious. When he opened his eyes he was re clining on a couch in a beautiful room, and a kindly middle-aged man was placing a bandage about his head. "He will be all right by tomorrow," this man, evidently a doctor, was say ing, "and can safely proceed on his journey." "Tomorrow!" exclaimed the young man. "I shall proceed on my journey tonight." At that moment a vision in blue ap peared in the doorway. "Is he better, doctor?" asked the dream girl softly. "Doctor," murmured Dayton, "I shall not be able to leave tomorrow. I must first change a look of scorn into kind ness, then to friendliness, then to-" "He is delirious." said a hitherto un noticed white-haired gentleman who was standing near the couch on the opposite side from the doctor. "No," answered the medical man, with a shrewd twinkle in his eyes, "not delirious, only dreaming, but his case has assumed unsuspected com plications and he may not be able to leave tomorrow." "Thank you, doctor," whispered Her bert. The happy consummation of his dream of winning the one girl was in sight, and a beatific smile illumined Herbert Dayton's handsome face. Heroism to Be Recognized. In recognition of the splendid hero ism of a young miner named Frank Smith, a monument is to be set up at Otago, near Dunedin, N. Z. Smith and a fellow miner named Bates were at work the other day sinking a hole in a drifting quicksand. The' hole had to be constantly pumped out as it quickly filled with sludge. Suddenly to the men's horror Bates slipped and fell at the mouth of the suction pipe. His toe entered the pipe, and his foot was quickly sucked in, and then his leg was broken. Smith sprang to his comrade's rescue, and wrenched open the mouth of the pipe so as to relieve him. But the drainage water had been slowly rising around, and before the men could escape, oozing slime sur rounded their legs encasing them as in plaster of Paris moulds. It event ually buried them. When the reliev ing shift discovered the flooded hole and pumped it dry, they found the young hero standing erect, quite dead, still holding his comrade's hands. Inquisitive Hostess. Small Girl (entertaining her moth. er's caller)-How is your little girl? Caller-I am sorry to say, my dear, that I haven't any little girl. Small Girl (after a painful pause in the conversation)-How is your little boy? Caller-My dear, I haven't any little boy, either. Small Girl-What are yours ?-Wom an's Home Companion. He Wondered. The Benedict-I see only about one in every 1,000 married couples live to celebrate the golden wedding annl. versary. The Bachelor-Do you suppose they get tired of living? Applicable to Both. "The moon, when only one-quarter full is much more graceful than it is when full, don't you think?" "Oh, yes. And so is the average man." I SO SADIE CAME BACK STORY OF THE FAMILY HORSE, ONCE DISCARDED. Battered, Lame and Starving, the Old Pet Was Recovered From the Peddler for the Pitying Children. "It's Sadie!" shriekcd the children. "Oh, papa, it's Sadie!" Attached to a heavy wagon, scarred and battered, and with high bones projecting about the hips, a yellowish horse, blind in one eye, a swelling on one pastern, and a pronounced limp in a forefoot, wearily plodding along the street, and on the rusty wagon a man In a dirty sweater yelled something that might have been the word "coal," since the wagon was loaded with fuel. "Oh, papa, It's Sadie!" The man took one look and saw that it was so. Sadie, once the pet of the children and sold because of grow ing infirmities and increasing age, had seemingly not improved. "Oh, papa!" There was that in the three young voices that made the father think swiftly. He remembered how the children had wept when Sadie had gone and how he had hard ened his heart because the old horse was so utterly worthless and such an eyesore. "Don't she look ba-ad?" the little boy asked in an awed tone. The two little girls broke into muffled sobs. The father could stand no more. He signaled to the driver, who pulled up the old mare at the curb. "Coal?" he asked, sneeringly, taking stock of the man before him. "What value do you place on that horse?" the father asked briefly. The driver stared at him and winked openly. "She's worth a hundred dollars to me." he said. "My wife's that attached to her." The father turned away, the children followed silently in view of the look on his face. He had sold Sadie for $15, and had been glad to get it. The driver, alarmed, called after him. "Say, mister!" he shouted, "maybe b we can trade. What'll you give me for her?" The father turned. "I owned that horse once." he said In a tone that made the driver gasp, he had looked so mild. "I sold her P for 21.5 and shh wai wnrth ten 1'1l b give you $25 for her, spot cash. Take it or leave it." "Lemme drive my wagon to the yard?" the man asked, shrewdly. "Pull it yourself," said the father sharply, noting a raw spot on the old mare's neck. "That goes," said the driver, clam bering down. "Lemme see your money." Then he signed a receipt the father scribbled on a leaf of his notebook, threw the patched harness into the wagon, and disappeared, drag ging it after him. "Oh, papa! Oh, papa!" said the children. And hearing, the father figured that this alone was worth the difference of $10.-Dallas News. Seven Follies of Science. The history of science has seven problems that men in all ages more or less have tried to solve, but which have finally been given up by all. To day they are called follies. The usual list comprises the following: First, squaring the circle; second, duplica tion of the cube; third, trisection of an angle; fourth, perpetual motion; fifth, transmutation of metals; sixth, fixation of mercury; seventh, elixir of life. Some lists put the philosopher's stone for the last three and then acdd astrology and magic to make the sev enth. To the unlearned it would seem possible to draw a square which shall be exactly equal In area to a given circle, which is the first problem in the list, but we are told by the highest authorities that it is impossible. Since the discovery of radium it is claimed that the change of one metal into an other has been accomplished, but it is yet too early to dogmatize about the matter. The Texas Armadillo. During the last three years Drs. Newman and Patterson of the school of zoology at the University of Texas have been much interested in working out certain points concerning the bi ology of the armadillo, probably the most unique animal in Texas. 'this little creature represents a migrating species which has in large numbers crossed'the frontier of Texas from Mexico and now inhabits the greater portion of the southern half of the state. The point of special interest in the biology of the armadillo lies in its pe culiar method of development. Drs. Newman and Patterson have found out that the Texas armadillo normally gives birth to four young and that the individuals of any given litter are invariably of the same sex; that is, they are either all males or all fe males, never mixed. Iln the Business World. Mrs. Growells-Have you any more sugar like I got here last week? Grocer-Plenty of it, ma'am. How much do you want? Mrs. Growells-I merely want to know when it is all gone, then per baps I may order some." Anxious Heirs. "Is there anything wrong with your right foot, Uncle Toby" "Not that I know of, Robert. Why do you ask?" "Pa said he didn't believe yc~ ever would kick the bitcket." BAKED STRIPED BASI (NSTRUCTIONS FOR COOKING I DELICIOUS FISH DISH. -low to Prepare and Serve Apple: Stuffed With Jam and Chopped Almonds-Syrup Improves Flavor of Compound. Striped Bass Baked.-After the fish has been thoroughly cleaned, split in halves. remove the bone, and lay the ish in a well buttered pan skin down ward. Then sprinkle well with salt and pepper and powdered cracker trumbs; dot with bits of butter. It is .hen ready for the oven. Then mince t small onion and simmer in butter Intil a light brown. Pour over it a )int of stock and let it boil about :en minutes. Strain, then add a can )f mushrooms chopped fine. Thicken with a few cracker crumbs, season with salt, pepper and anchovy paste. 1y this time the fish will be nearly lone, remove from the oven, pour off ill fat, cover with the prepared sauce, "eturn to the oven, bake to a finish and serve. Stuffed Apples.-Select large juicy pplIes of equal size (pippins are best i, )are and core them, leaving the apple whole. Lay them in a mixture of ,randy and lemon juice until they save acquired the flavor. Then cook. .hem three parts done in a syrup of Lugar and water. Drain carefully and sake a few minutes in a quick oven. When done, but still hot, fill the cen ters with pineapple jam or peach mar nalade with a few chopped almonds added. Cover each apple with a jelly produced by boiling down the syrup In which the apples were first cooked with a very little more brandy. This syrup will give the apples a beautiful glazed appearance. Arrange the ap ples on dessert dishes and serve with whipped cream poured around them, Dr form apples in shape of dome and cover with a meringue of beaten whites of eggs, powdered sugar an;i vanilla, sticking over the top sweet almonds cut in lengths. Place in yven ufitil meringue is a delicate brown. Care of Bedrooms. In each room there are special pieces calling for special care. The bedstead needs cleaning weekly. Top, bottom, back and front must be gone )ver with a damp cloth, or perhaps a sponge wet in benzine. If any trace t the cimex is found use the best alcohol generously. This not only sills those that are alive, but destroys tme eggs and cleans mattress and bed. The nesting place must be examined and treated. Picture moldings, back and front, picture frame, woodwork, cracks in walls and floors, loosened paper must all be watched. Closets should be cleaned systematically, shelves and floors and cleats should be washed. All discarded articles should be removed at once. Salmon Cutlets. Half a pound of boiled salmon, a quarter of a pound of boiled potatoes, two tablespoonfuls of butter, the yolk of an egg, bread crumbs and season ing. Remove the skin and bone from the salmon and chop it finely. Rub the po tatoes through a sieve, melt the but ter in a saucepan and stir in the fish and potatoes over the fire until thoroughly mixed; season with salt and while pepper and bind with the yolk of the egg. Turn out upon a plate to cool. W\'hen cold. shape into small cutlets, dip in egg, roll in bread crumbs, dip in egg again and fry in hot fat. Serve very hot with a gar nish of slices of lemon and parsley. German Pickled Cucumber. Wash and wipe small ucicimbers, pack in salt one hour, then drain and wipe. Dry them and pack in half-gal lon jars. Cover with scalding vine gar, in which has been dissolved one fourth teaspoon of cayenne pepper, one-half teaspoon black pepper. Place on top of the pickles a piece of horse radish root the size of a half-dollar. Add one ta.blespoon of mustard seed to one-half gallon of pickles, a few white button onions, sliced, on top, and one teaspoon of white sugar. Place a bit of chamois over the sugar and put on top. Cornbeef Salad. Tender corned beef only should be used. Cut into thin strips a pound of brisket corned beef or use the canned. Put it into a salad bowl with a few leaves of chicory, lettuce, cress or celery stalks, half"a pound of boiled sweet or Irish potatoes or oyster plant, if in the house, a small quantity of either carrot, beet or turnip, season with a heaping teaspoon of horserad ish and mash with mayonnaise dress ing. Puffs. A piece of butter as large as an egg stirred until soft; add three well beaten eggs, a pinch of salt and half a teacup of sour cream. Stir well to gether, then add enough flour to make a very thick batter. Drop a spoonful of this into boiling water. Cook until the puffs rise to the surface. Dish them hot with malted butter turned over them. Currant Pudding. Fill baking dish with thin slices of baker's bread, buttered and alternate layers of fresh currants, stewed and sweetened to taste. Have fruit on top. Cover and bake for half an hour in moderate oven, serve with sugar and cream. S-EXCELLENT VENTILATION OF A STABLES OF ORDINARY SIZE Most Satisfactory System is Described and Illustrated-No Plan That Will Automatically Meet All Conditions a of Wind and Weather - The Cause of Corrosion of Metal Frames. i L " Plan of Stable Showing Method of Ventilation-A, Inlets between ceil Ing Joists; B, Inlets on hay floor; C, Window inlets; D, Side section of double stall and exhaust flue; E, Back view, same; F, Exhaust flue and side connection; I, I, I, Location of passage Inlets. For stables of ordinary width, the common and most satisfactory form of fresh air inlet is a sash at each stall hinged at the botton, opening inward, but with galvanized iron pieces attached to the sides of the window frame, so that the only air admitted has to take an upward course over the top of the sash, writes George F. Weston in the Coun try Gentleman. This prevents direct drafts. A piece of chain stapled to the top of the frame, with a beheaded wire nail project:ig from the top of the sash, allows the window to be opened any number of links. The free edges of the metal side plates are turned upward so as to make a stop that prevents the windows from fall ing open too wide. There is no system of ventilation that will automatically meet all con ditions of wind and weather, which at times will call for the closing of all windows to windward, and opening of those on the sheltered side a mere crack. In winter when 'the horses come in hot, and, in the case of work horses, cannot be rubbed quite dry, it will often save colds to keep every thing tight until they are dry and have cooled off. The stable shown in the illustration is an extra wide one, and to secure sufficient fresh air in lets for the central double row of horses, it may be necessary to make ducts from the outside to the open ings in the ceiling over the center of each passage, about 14 by 20 inches, and marked I, I, I in the plan. These can be closed by a board, with pin sliding on bottom of inside. The eas iest way to make these ducts is to en close between two ceiling joists, or if this cannot be done, make as at B on hay floor above. The exhaust flues for a stable of this design should be three in num ber, about two feet six inches by one foot six inches, extending from bottom of manger (lear to the roof. Each one connects with lateral flues below manger, so as to tap eight stalls, and the openings to each stall should increase in size as they leave the main flue, and be screened with half-inch wire netting to keep out rats. All main exhaust flues in a sta ble should also have two or the oppo site sides ma(de with a door just below the ceiling. and two feet down, so that this can be opened up against the ceiling and take out all hot air in summer. Frequently the hay chutes can be so arranged as to serve also for exhaust flues by having a tight fitting door at the hay floor, which is only opened for feeding. They can be of galvanized iron as far up as the ceiling of stable, but in such a climate as Canada. where the upper space is much lower in temperature, DISEASES OF HORSE LOCATED /f t. 7 The location of some diseases of the horse is shown in the illustration here- I with, which is taken from the North west Homstead: 1, Poll evil; 2, swelling by bridle 1 pressure; 3, inflamed parotid gland; 4, inflamed jugular vein; 5, caries of the lower jaw; 6, fistula of parotid I duct; 7, bony excrescence; 8, fistula of withers; . ,~!dd!cl gall; 10, tumor I should be of wood, and it may eves pay to cover with a couple of layers of heavy building paper. It is well to remember that ven tilating flues only work when their air contents are at a higher temper ature than the outside air. This means that the air is expanded and is of lesser weight than an equal column of the colder outside air. Finally there must be a material difference in tem perature, for the stable air is loaded with moisture and products of ani mal combustion. There have been cases in northern winters of the metal flues being almost entirely stopped by condensed moisture deposited as lee on the inside top end. The best re sults are secured from many small in lets, instead of the few larger ones, especially as to prevention of injuri ous drafts. Moisture condensed during cold weather is the cause of the corrosion of metal frames, and we suggest giv ing them a couple of coats of as phaltum paint over the interior sur face, especially on the sash bars. When of metal the expansion of these is so much greater than of the glass that it is impossible to get a perfect seal or seat between these and the glass, and as a result there have been put on the market many special forms of metal sash to remedy the trou ble of drip from condensed moisture. Under some conditions, cpress bars may be more durable than iron. TO DESTROY GROUND HOGS May-be Poisoned With WheaS Soaked in a Solution of Strychnine-Also Easy to Trap Them. (By WALTER B. LEUTZ.) Ground hogs may be poisoned with wheat soaked in a solution of strych nine, but they can easily be trapped at the entrance of their burrows. A better way is to soak a bit of moss or hay with bisulphate of carbon and place it well down into the burrow covering the entrance with a heavy cloth. The carbon being neavrer than air it penetrates to the bottom of the burrow and kills the animals in stantly. Great care in handling bisulphate of carbon must be observed because it is a deadly poison and nmust never he inhaled. The bottle containing it should be kept tightly corked until the moment it is to be used. Strength of Mule. The average mule will do as much work when two years old as the horse will at three or four. caused by collar; 11, splint; 12, ma. landers; 13, a treat on the coronet; 14, sand crack; 15, quittor; 16, knee bunch; 17, clap on back sinews; 18, ringbone; 19, foundered foot; 20, ven. tral hernia; 21, rat tail; 22, spavin; 23, curb; 24, quarter crack; 25. thick leg; 26, malanders; 27, capped ock; 28, swelled sinews; 29, grease; 38 sand crack; 31, tumor of elbow.