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ELOPES G&rprsKrisM&l OQ#SJX3BOU<B/% SYNOPSIS. Arthur Warrington, American conaul to Burecheit. telle how reigning Orand Duke attempts to. force his noice, .Prln « ree Hlldegarde, fo marry Prince- Doppie klnn, an old widower, mkranston does not know the prlnreee oven by algnt. While horseback riding in the counter night overtakes him ana he seeks accom modations In a dilapidated castle. Here he finds two women and an old man nervant. One woman Is Princess HHde- Kiirde and the other a friend. Hon. Betty Moore, of England. Tnty detain him to witness a mock marriage between the Erlncess and a disgraced army officer. telnbock. done for the purpose of foiling the grand duke. Stelnuock attempts to kiss the princess and she Is rescued by Warrington. Steinbock disappears for g<NMI. Max Scharfenstcln. an old Amen can friend of Warrington's reaches Bur scheil. Warrington tell* him of the prin cess. Scharfensteln shows Warrington a locket with a picture of a woman In side. It was on his nock when he. as a boy, was picked up. and adopted by his foster father, whose name lie was given. He believes It to baa picture of hla mother. CHAPTER IV.—Continued. •'You poor old Dutchman, you! You can buy a genealogy with your In come. And a woman nowaday a mar ries the man. the man. It’s only horses, dogs and cattle that we buy for their pedigrees. Come; you ought to have a strawberry mark on your arm.” 1 suggested lightly; for there were times Wheo Max brooded over the mystery which enveloped his birth. Id reply he rolled up his sleeve and bared a mighty arm. Where the vac cination scar usually Is I saw a red l»atch, like a burn. I leaned over and examined It. It was a four-pointed scar, with a perfect circle around it. Somehow. It seemed to me that this was not the first time I had seen this IM-culiar mark. I did not recollect ever seeing it on Max's arm. Where had 1 seen it. then? "It's a curious scar. Hang me. but I're seen the device somewhere be fore!” "You have?" eagerly. “Where, where?" "I don’t know; possibly 1 saw It on your arm in the old days.” Ho sank back In his chair. Silence, during which the smoke thickened and the pup whined softly in his sleep. Out upon the night the cathedral bell boomed the third hour of morning. "If you don't mind. Artie.” said Max, yawning, ‘Til turn in. I’ve been trav eling for the past fortnight." "Take a ride on Dandy In the morn ing. He’ll hold yonr weight nicely. I can’t go with you. as I’ve a lame ankle.” "I'll be In the saddle at dawn. All I need Is a couple of hours between sheets.” CHAPTER V. That same evening the grand duke'a valet knocked on t£e door leading Into tlie princess' apartments, and when the door oi»oned he gravely announced that his serene highness desired to speak to the Prince** Hlldegarde. It wan a command. For some reason, known test to herself, the process <-hone to obey It "Say that I shall be there present ly." she said, dismissing the valet As she entered her uncle’s study— mo called because of its dust-laden bookshelves, though the duke some times disturbed their contents to steady the leg of an unbalanced chair or table—he laid down his pipe and 4llsmlssed his small company of card players. "I did not expect to see you so soon.” he began. "A woman's curiosity some times has its value. It takes little to arouse it. but a great deal to allay It” "You have not summoned me to make smart speeches, simply because 1 have bv »n educated up to them?” — truculently. "No. I have not summoned you to talk smart, a word much in evidence In Itarschelt since your return from Eng land. For once I am going to use a woman's prerogative. 1 have changed my mind.” The Princess Hlldegarde trembled with delight. Sho could put but one meaning to his words. "The marriage will not take place next month." "Uncle!" —rapturously. "Walt a moment."—grimly. ”It shall take place next week." *1 warn you not to force ine to the altar,” cried the girl, trembling this lime with a cokl fury. "My child, you are too young in spirit and too old in mind to be al lowed a gateless pasture. In harness you will do very well.” He took up his pipe and primed it. It was rather em barrassing to look the girl in the eye. "You shall wed Doppelkinn next week.” "You will find it rather embarrass ing to drag me to tho altar.”—evenly. “You will not." he replied, “create a scandal of such magnitude. You are untamable, but you are proud.” When these two talked without ap parent heat it was with unalterable fixedness of purpose. They were of a common race. The duke was deter mined that she should wed Doppel kinn; she was equally determined that she should not. The gentleman with the algebraic bump may figure this out to suit himself. "Have you no pity?" "My reason overshadows it. You do not suppose that I take any especial pleasure in forcing you? But you leave me no other method." "You loved my aunt once.” —a broken note in her voice. "I love her still." —not unkindly; "but I must have peace In the house. Observe what you have so far accom plished in the matter of creating tur moil." The duke took up a paper. "My sins?"—contemptuously. us call jtfrem your transgres sions. Listen. You have ridden a horse as a man rides It; you have rid den bicycles in public streets; you hnve stolen away to a masked ball; rou ran away from school in Paris cad visited heaven knows whom; you tava bribed sentries to let you la By HAROLD MAC GRATH —VL * 1' when you were out late; you have thrust aside the laws as If they meant nothing; you have trifled with the slate papers and caused the body po litic to break up a meeting as a conse quence of the laughter.” The girl, as she recollected this day to which he referred, laughed long and Joyously. He waited patiently till she had done, and I am not sure that his mouth did not twist under his beard. "Foreign education is the cause of all this.” he said finally. “Those cursed French and English schools have ruined you. And I was fool enough to send you to them. This Is the end.” "Or the beginning.”—rebelllously. "Doppelkinn Is mild and kind.” "Mild and kind! One would think that you were marrying me to a horse! Well, I shall not enter the cathedral.” “How will you avoid It?" —calmly. "I shall find away; wait and see." She was determined. "I shall wait." Then, with a sudden softening, for he loved the girl after his rashlon: “I am growing old. my child. If I should die, what would be come of you? I have no son; your Uncle Franx, who is but a year or two younger than I am. would reign, and he would not tolerate your madcap ways. You must marry nt once. I love you In spite of your willfulness. But you have shown yourself Incapa ble of loving. Doppelkinn Is wealthy. You shall marry him.” "I will run away, uncle,’’—decidedly. "I have notified the frontiers.” — tranquilly. "From now on you will be watched. It is the Inevitable, my child, and even 1 have to bow to that." She touched the paper In her bosom, but paused. "Moreover, I have decided,” went on the duke, “to send the Honorable Bet ty Moore back to England.” "Betty?" "Yes. She is a charming young per son. but she is altogether too sympa thetic. She abets you in all you do. Her English Independence does not conform with my Ideas. After the wedding I shall notify her father." "Everything, everything! My friends, my liberty, the right God gives to every woman—to love whom she will! And you. my uncle, rob me of these things! What if 1 should tell you that marriage with me is now impossible?" —her lips growing thin. “I should not be very much sur prised.” “Please look at this. then, and you will understand why I can not marry Doppelkinn." She thrust tha bogus certificate into his hands. Sentence Love For Old Furniture. Pride of Ancestry as Common Weak ness of the Human. We all know the woman who would not own a stick of old furniture unless It came from her ancestors, and I think most of us have been wicked enough to wonder if her opportunities in this direction have been very ex tensive. The woman has yet to be discovered who would not own diamonds unless they came to her by Inheritance, and It is quite as unreasonable to deny ourselves the possession of beautiful furniture simply because some one In the past was not wise or thoughtful enough to provide for our need. It Is possible that some kinds of "ancestor worship" do take as violent a form ns this, but it is to be hoped they are not very prevalent. Doubtless In cases Tho nuke read It carefully, not i muscle in his face disturbed. Finall: he looked up with a terrifying smile. "Poor, foolish child! What a terrl ble thing this might have turned on to be!" "What do you mean?” "Mean? Do you suppose anythim like this could take place without m; hearing of It? And such a dishonest unscrupulous rascal! Some day shall thank the American consul per sonally for his part in the affair, was waiting to see when you woul< produce this. You virtually place* your honor and reputation, which know to be above reproach, into th* keeping of a man who would sell hi soul for a thousand crowns.” The girl felt her knees give way, an* she sat down. Tears slowly welled ui In her eyes and overflowed, blurrin, everything. The duke got up and went over t* his desk, rummaging among the pr pers. He returned to the girl with letter. "Read that, and learn the treacher; of the man you trusted.” The letter was written by Steinbocl- In it he disclosed all. It was a venom ous. Insulting letter. The girl crushe It in her hand. "Is he dead?” she asked, all the bi terness in her heart surging to he lips. "To BarseheU,” briefly. "Nos what shall I do with this?”—tappln the bogus certificate. "Give it to me.” said the girl wea> lly. She ripped it into halves. Int quarters, into infinitesimal square* and tossed them Into the waste-baske' "I am the unhapplest girl in th world.” "I am sorry," replied the grand duke "It isn't as if I had forced Doppelkin “Is He Dead?" She Asked. on you without first letting you hav your choice. You have rejected th* princes of a dozen wealthy countries We are not as the common people; w< can not marry where we will. 1 shal announce that the marriage will tak> place next week." "Do not send my friend away," sh: pleaded, apparently tamed. "I will promise to give the matt • thought. Good night." She turned away without a word at left him. When he roared at her at knew by experience that he was hart less; but this quiet determlnatlo 1 meant the exclusion of any furthc' argument. There was no escape un less she ran away. She wept on he pillow that night, not so much at tt) thought of wedding Doppelkinn as 1 1 the fact that Prince Charming had evj dently missed the last train and w; j never coming to wake her up, or. If h did come. It would be when It was trj late. How many times had she co\ jured him up. as she rode in the fres; fairness of the mornings! How man!) he was and how his voice thrilled her' Her horse was suddenly to run away he was to rescue her. and then de mand her hand in marriage as a fitting reward. Sometimes he had black haij and eyes, but more often he was b> and tall, with yellow hair and th blue-t eyes in all the world. CTO BE CONTINUED.) where ancestors are well and favo ably known to one, furniture inherite I from them is enhanced in value If th • furniture has of itself any rightfi I claims to appreciation, but no amour I of noble ancestry should even recor • cile us to some kinds of furniture. Few, too, are fortunate enough I : have possessed ancestors with th ' proper amount of foresight, and ii many cases, where beautiful old furnl ture was possessed In abundance, I was carelessly passed along to th* washerwoman or exchanged for motf ern pieces before the owners becam aware that it had any value.—lndoor. and Out. Money. "Money," said Uncle Eben, "ha’fe wings, an' it depends on circum stances whether it acts like an eagle or a goose."—Washington Star. SOME WEAK POINTS COMMERCIAL CLUBS SOMETIMES MAKE BLUNDERS. STARTING NEW ENTERPRISES Bonuses Often Given and Little Bens* fits Gained by the Towns That Qi vo—Protecting Established Industries. Within the past few years a com mercial club organization fever has taken hold of many towns In the west ern country.- Ibis a kind of good* fever to have, but quite often, like other of the less harmless fevers that afflict physically, passes away and doesn’t make much difference with the our general health. Town-baUdtng Is much like erecting a good bridge. It Is essential that a good foundation be laid. Natural con ditions have much to do with it. Citiea and towns spring up where there is a good cause for their existence. Arti ficial means may be employed for "booming" purposes, but unless there be something substantial and lasting, all the booming that can be done will not result In the accomplishment of permanent good. The average rural town receives its principal support from the business given It by the con tiguous territory. The trade at a lim ited section of country will sustain n comparative number of business es tablishments. if a town possesses natural advantages, location, etc., for certain lines of manufacturing, so much the better. It would be foolish, as have been demonstrated in a num ber of western towns, to commence the manufacture of cottons, or silks, or furniture, when the raw material must be transported from a great dis tance, and also the fuel for power. Still, If a town assume any great proportions, there must be industries to give the people occupation. The Judicious Investment of capital in canning factories, in paper mills. In glucose works and a few other enter prises, If these enterprises are rightly conducted, might prove a valuable factor In some of the western towns. When a commercial club Is orga nised. generally efforts are made to secure some Industry for the town that will give Its people employment and which will bring new residents to the town. Quite often bonuses ere of fered concerns, which are located In other places to relocate. It has been , the general experience of towns which have made efforts along these lines that a concern that asks very mnch encouragement In the way of ready cash. Is hardly worth bothering with and Is likely to prove a failure. Another thing that the average com mercial club does not take in consid eration Is that It Is better to build up institutions already located than to encourage new ones of doubtful success. A manufacturing concern Is only valuable to the town aa a means of placing a greeter amount of money In circulation. The greater the pay roll, the better for the town. But It matters not how big the amount Is that la distributed among workers oa a Saturday night. It results in little good to the town If It Is sent to some other town for needed supplies. Commercial club members should keep in mind that It is tea better to devise means at keeping money earned by farmers and laborers from being sent to large cities for goods, than It Is to have new concerns start ed. Kf there be a few hundred dollars a day sent from the place to mail-or der bouses. It would be far better to prevent this by devising means for having It spent in the town, than to encourage the location of a factory with a pay roll of a like amount It should be the first duty of a com mercial organization to protect its home Industries, and when strangers see that this Is successful they will be mere likely to seek the_j>lace as suit-, able for the establishment of some business enterprise. D. M. CARR. Home Trade Idea Net New. Day after day the people are awak ening to the fact that the only way the evils of trusts can be combatted Is by an adherence to the home trade doctrine. It is nothing new. It was the sentiment that prompted the founders of our government to sound the clarion of Liberty from the sum mit of Bunker HUL Then, it was the forcing of a people dependent on an other government to pay an unjust tribute for necessaries of life. To day it is one class of people of a na tion, and the greatest nation on earth, to compel the other classes to pay un just tribute In a commercial way. The wrong was righted by blood In the first case; the wrong can be righted In the present case by the people with out resorting to serious trouble, by merely exercising their prerogatives and the means that lie In their power to prevent the concentration of great wealth In the big financial centers by keeping their surplus earnings at home. It is the draining the dollars from the country to the large cities that assist in building up the great combines, the great trusts, which are manipulated to the deterlment of the people of the country at large. It does not require special legislation for the farmer to buy flour made in his home mill; to use other products made In his county or state, or to patronize the merchants of hla home town. Education. Intelligence is the distinguishing mark between the savage and civ ilized man. Education is one of the greatest of God's blessings, and ig norance a curse. In America there ex ists no valid reason why every man, woman and child of normal brain should not have an education. There Is no phase of life where knowledge is not necessary. In the most progres sive communities is where the supe rior schools are found. Help along your town and help along education in general. By affording your* chil dren a chance for a good education, you offer them riches that cannot be destroyed; it is ready cash In hand, assets that one cannot be robbed of only by act of Providence. TO THE FARMER-BOY. Hi* ChtncM Ar* Best in Hi* Horn* T«wn Bather Than in th* Big City. My boy, the farm is all right. Some times you may feel that its environs are too narrow for you, its life too much of a humdrum, and that you would prefer to be one of the residents of the big city or town. There have been hundreds and thousands of oth ers just like you, and with Just such ideas. They have started from the farm buoyant with hope, and after years have regretted their youthful resolutions. Others have succeeded; have won laurels in the professional field, in business, in statesmanship; but the few who have suoceeded thus are so small in number compared to the army of failures that there is lit tle encouragement for the careful thinker to leave that which’ promises security from want and independence for a life time. The farmer is surely the most independent of all workers. He is sure to receive a greater re ward for his labors. Is his own man ager, and If he will strive diligently can aspire to a place In the public es timate that few can attain in the large towns. Of course there are times when yor think there is almost an unbearable dullness about existence on the farm. Were you a resident of the city, there would be times when you would long for the quietness and the pleasure that the farm affords. Hours of work may be long riding the plow, or harvesting the grain, but far superior is the work than that the great majority of the city youths are compelled to follow, and how much greater the compensa tion? How would you like to stand behind the dry goods or grocery coun ter from morning to night for the small wages that the city clerk re ceives? Year after year the laborer lives In cheap boarding houses and rarely save sufficient to engage in business. His Is a mere subsistence, and a constant struggle. The best years of life are wasted In making money for others, while the indus trious farmer is working for himself, saving money year after year, and when the time for rest comes it en ables him to take- it. Cities are overcrowded with clerk help. An advertisement Inserted in any dally paper for a clerk to fill any position will bring hundreds of re sponses. The array of unemployed and those seeking to better their con ditions is always large. Of late years a large element of workers from cit ies are looking toward the farms for employment They realize that the farm offers more permanency of occu pation and greater independence than like efforts in the city can possibly afford. Before you concentrate your attention on employment in city or town, weigh every matter well, and then act according to what reason dic tates. You Mil be very likely to con clude that the farm Is a good enough place for you, and that your own lit tle home town Is preferable to the over-crowded city. Remember that your greatest Interests center in what you call your "home town.” Do all you can to assist in its improve ment, and make It a better business place. D. M. CARR. OPPOSED TO LOCAL PROGRAM. Journals That Help to Concentrate • - Business in Large Cities. There are thousands of so-called ag ricultural papers ' published in the United Btates, all of more or less merit. Yet few are all that they should he. There is an Inconsistency about them that invites careful study. While they are supposed to represent the best Interests of the great class of workers whom they gain support from In the way of subscriptions, the ma jority of them apparently work against the progress of farming communities by becoming the mediums, a part of the machinery, which draws from country towns the support which they should have. It Is to be regretted that many of these socalled agricultural papers are merely published for the purpose of circulating the advertisements of con cerns which seek to secure trade from reaidant* of farming districts to th* detriment of the home towns. These establishments take money from the rural communities to the large finan cial centers. The thoughtful man or woman can see how Injurious it is to the Interests of the farmers to take away the surplus earnings which represent the wealth of the commu nity. It requires but little observa tion and study to understand that to a great extent farm values are de pendent upon the importance of the near-by town, and that any system that takes away its business, will re sult in a decrease of farm values. Such papers as advise the farmers to patronize other than home institutions and which advocate systems that are opposed to the unbuilding of indus tries in agricultural districts are not worthy of support. Duty of Good Citizens. Home and its protection is the safe guard of all government. That citi zen who has the love of home and fealty to home interests, is a worthy representative of a commonwealth. It is the mass of such men that are the backbone of any community, and, figuratively, the mainstay and the rock upon which the nations are founded. Whoever lives in a com munity and falls to support the pub lic Institutions and does not assist in the building up of Industries that add to the greatness of that community, is like an alien. While he lives one place, his heart is in another. He is not the Ideal citizen, for he is not in harmony with those who are his neighbors. It is the duty of every resident of a town or community to do his utmost to advance its Interest. By thus doing he not alone assists himself, but his neighbors, his town, his county, his state and his nation. Value of Good Roads. Good roads leading to a town indi cate the progressiveness of the citi zens of the community. Invariably poor roads mean indifference and lack of confidence in th* stability of the town. Farm & Garden GATE LATCH AND BUFFORT. On* Which Can Be Easily and Cheaply Constructed by th* Farmer. This latch and support may be at tached to any style of gate. The latch swings on two wires and the end slips into notch cut in the post. Th* brace wire runs from the top of the Gats Latch and Support. gate as shown in cut to the buildings, or a tall post may be used instead If the gate is in a fence away from any buildings. The higher the brace wire, says Farmers’ Review, is on the build ing or post the less strain there will be on it. TAKING CARE OF HARNESS. Do Not Let It Get Dirty and Dry as It Will B* Sure to Break. "There is nothing like leather." But there is nothing like knowing how to keep your leather goods in fine con dition, too. Leather is composed of a mass of fine tendrils, intimately inter locked and entwined. When in good, pliable condition, each tendril Is ca pable of much stretching. If allowed to become dry and hard, when the leather is subjected to a severe pull, the tendrils break Instead of stretching. But this does not mean that leather boots or harness should be kept soaked with oil or dressing Elbow grease applied In quantity Is better. “AH dressings should be applied sparingly," Is the sound advice of a saddlery concern. Black oil should always be used on black harness and not neatafoot oil, as the latter will draw out the black dye and leave the harness brown. The black harness fats now on the market make excellent farm harness dressing. They contain the "nourishment” necessary for keep ing the harness in good order. Bnt first, all dirt should be washed off with Inke warm water and ordinary soap. The black fat should then be applied with a cloth, given a short time to penetrate the leather and then rubbed dry with another cloth. Some make the mistake of oiling without unbuckling the harness. The parts that need nourishment most are under the buckle* where the metal causes hardness and brittleness. If people would vary the holes of the harness occasionally it would last much longer. An oojectlon to neatafoot oil Is that it inclines to wash off the beeswax from the stitches, leaving the bare -thread, which then soon breaks. MISTAKE IN BUILDING. Feu I try Houss Should Not Bo Too Wide—A Cass in Point. Recently we saw a poultry breeder tearing down an apparently good poultry house. The house was built on the style of a semi-monitor top house (the kind that looks like a shed facing a shed, the front shed being lower than the back, which, as ordi narily built, has two or more windows across the top). The house in ques tion had no windows in the back part, however, the owner thinking that a row of windows across the entire front of the first pen fcave light enough to the back. The house dimensions were 30x40 feet. It was built double originally to save floor space, but after several years’ trial, says Wallace's Farmer, the owner found it cheaper to tear down the house, leaving only a single house, than to continue winter ing his hens in it, for the following reasons: A house 30 feet wide is too wide to allow the sunlight to pene trate to the back walls, as It must if the fowls are to be in perfect health. A house of this kind unless well-light ed in both parts of the house by a row of top windows is hard to ventilate. If the roof leaks, as it will at times as the house grows older, the back part of the house becomes saturated with dampness and has not sufficient air and light to dry it thoroughly. A damp bouse smells bad, and will en courage tuberculosis. With the extra row of windows conditions would have been bettered, but this plan of house Is not the best for permanent house lng of poultry. It does for temporary quarters for stock, but should not be built for the farm flock if best results are desired, because of the difficulty of ventilating and lighting. Hogs in Confinement. Where hogs are kept in confine ment it is noticed that they crave foods like charcoal, ashes, rotten wood, etc. It would seem as though such foods were of little value, for when analyzed ther show but slight quantities of nutrition. Yet these foods are found to be excellent cor rectives for the hag's system, espe cially where Urge quantities of corn arv led. QUALITY OF MANURE. It Is Greatly Affected by the Manner in Which It Is Handled. One important factor is the care given the manure before it is applied to the land. The common way of throwing the manure out In a pile to be tramped in the mud by the stock and leached away by th* rains is pro ductive of great loss of plant food. Besides, the fermentation In such a pile is destructive of nitrogen and hu mus. The Cornell station showed that horse manure thrown in an unshel tered pile lost in six summer months 42 per cent, of its fertilising elements. The New Jersey station showed that solid and liquid manure mixed lost by exposure In 109 days 51 per cent of Its nitrogen and phosphoric acid each and 61 per cent of its potash. Such care is certainly wasteful and manure kept under - such conditions oonnot give very large increased yields. At the same time as the above experi ment the Cornell station piled soma mixed manure so that fermentation went on slowly, but the pile was not sheltered from rain. Under such con dition the loss of constituents was 9.2 per cent. Another pile handled so that it dried without fermentation lost practically nothing. Prof. Frear of the Pennsylvania station showed that it was more economical by 92.50 per head in a period of six months to al low the manure from fattening steers to accumulate under them for two months at a time than it was to clean the stables daily and deposit in the ordinary way. This saving does not consider the labor Involved In haul ing the manure. The practice of al lowing the manure to accumulate for a time Is a practicable one for loose stock if there be plenty of bedding to keep them clean and absorb the liquids. The constant tramping keeps the manure solid and fermentation goes on slowly. However, when the stock is taken off, the stable should be cleaned at once and the manure scattered, for there Is soon a big loss cf nitrogen in the form of ammonia. The ideal way of handling manure Is to remove it to the field every day and spread on the land, says the Farm ers’ Review. In this way there Is little loss by fermentation and what substance is leached out by rain is washed into the soil where it is taken up by the roots, or is chemically combined with other minerals In th* soil. For this purpose there la no better way than the using of a manure spreader. It will hold usually all the cleanings for a day and in some cases the cleanings of two or three days may be thrown into the spreader and then hauled out Farmers everywhere have found the spreader an almost in dispensable tool. However, It Is not always conven ient to haul out and spread every day. The ground is frequently too soft to go on with a team and wagon, and often the field on which it is wished to apply the manure is occupied by a crop. Under such conditions it becomes nec essary to store the manure for some time. Few farmers will go to the expense of building a covered manure pit with cement sides and bottom into which the liquid and solid manure may be kept solid and damp, but every one could have a concave area with ce ment, or stiff clay, bottom, from which drainage would not take place. Into this the manure could be thrown In a rather deep pile, kept evenly spread, and packed down by the tramping of loose animals or otherwise. The tramping would prevent rapid fermen tation and the rains would keep the pile sufficiently moist It should be said In this connection that an effort should be made to save all the liquids by a liberal use of bedding. The liquids, weight for weight are twice as valuable as the solids. Whatever method Is resorted to for storing, the manure should be kept solid and damp and should be hauled to the field and scattered as soon as possible. It should be scattered at once and not be al lowed to lie in piles for a week or even months. It. should be spread evenly over the ground and here again the spreader will come Into good use. LOW DOWN WAGONS. One Farmer Who Finds Them Just th* Thing for the Farmer. I would not be without my low down farm wagon for three times its cost, writes a correspondent of Or ange Judd Farmer. I am using mine neary every day. hauling feed of all kinds for cattle. They are handy about loading, handy in turning, as you can turn much shorter than can be done done with a standard wagon. I have a steel wheel, wood axle and coupling. This combination makes a wagon that should last for 15 or 20 years. Of course, a low wheel wagon is not the thing for heavy hauling on bad roads. They are Intended for farm purposes only. I would advise anyone on the farm to buy a low wagon with 4-inch tires and skein. Mine Is a SV6* inch skein, but that is too heavy. This kind of wagon will not cut up the field. The draft is bound to be heavier with a standard wagon. METHOD OF SHELLING CORN. Bimpte Oevice Which Will Do Rapid and Thorough Work. Where one does not have a regular shelter the best method of shelling corn that 1 have seen is to drive the edge of a fence plank full of nails, letting the heads extend out one-half or three-fourths of an inch. The plank Way Bhell*r is Made. can be laid across a tub or box and used as a seat, says Prairie Farmer, and the corn be shelled very rapidly by rubbing across it. Best Turkey Hens. In the selection of bronze turkeys for breeders, the body should be long and deepest at the center, with a full breast, broad back, strong thighs and shanks of moderate length. In young birds the shanks are a dead black, but they grow lighter with age, until they become of a pldk or fiseh color.