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Elopes CcmT/(jf^:r^o^jk BQaBS-fIL&ZLL&j^k SYNOPSIS. Arthur Warrington. American consul in Bn inched. tells how reigning Orand Hiikc attempts to force hia neiee. Prln- H'tf lllldeKimle,- to marry Prlnoo Uopplc klrwi. an old widower. White riding ImrKi-hack In the country night overtakea him and he aeeka accommodattona In a dilapidated euatte. Here he flnda Prln ceaa IlildeKnrde and u friend, Hon. Betty Moore, of England. They detain him to witness a mock marriage between the princetta and a dtagnu-rd army officer. Stelnhock. done for the purpose of foiling the arand duke. Btelnl>ock attempts to klaa tho princess and she Is rescued by Warrington. Stelnhock disappears for Itixxl Max Kchurfcnstein. an old Ameri can friend of Warrington's readies Bar achelt. Warrington tells him of the prin cess Hcharfenstcln mliows Warrington it locket with a picture of a woman In alde. It was on Ills neck when he. ns a hoy. whs picked up and adopted by his fowler father, whose name he was given. He believes it to lie a picture of Ills mother. The grand duke announces to tho princess that she Is to marry IJopple klnn the following week. During a morn ing's ride she plans to escape. She meets Hchsrfenstefn. He finds a purse she has dropped hut does not discover her Idea lly Warrington entertains at a public restsurant for a number of American medical students. Max arrives late and relates an Interesting bit of gossip to the effect that the princess hns run away from llarschelt. Ho unwittingly oftends a native officer and subjects himself to certain arrest. Max Is persuaded to take one of the American student's passports and escape. Tho grand duke discovers the «*scape of the princess. She leaves a note saying she lias eloped. Efforts are made to stop tho princess at the frontier. Betty Moore asks for her passport. She asks Warrington for assistance In leav ing llarschelt. and invites him to call on fn»r in l<ondon. Max finds the princess In the railway carriage. She accuses him of following her. He returns to her the purse he had found. It contained a thou sand pounds In hank notes. At the fron tier Max and tho princess are arrested and taken to Dopplekinn's palace. CHAPTER X.—Continued. “When you listen to reason, prince.” replied th© girl calmly, "you will apol ogize to the gentleman and give him his liberty.” "Oh, he is a gentleman, is he?" "You might learn from him many of the common rules of courtesy,”—tran quilly. "Who the devil are you?" the prince demanded of Max. "I should be afraid to tell you. I hold that I am Max Scharfenstein, but the colonel here declares that my name is Ellis. Who are you?” Max wasn't the least bit frightened. These wero no feudal times. The prince stared at him. The in solent puppy! “I am the prince." "Ah, your serene highness,"—began Max, bowing. "I am not called 'serene',” —rudely. "The grand duke Is 'serene.' ” "Permit me to doubt that,” inter posed the girl, smiling. Max laughed aloud, which didn't im prove his difficulties any.' “1 have asked you who you are!” bawled the prince, his nose turning purple. "My name is Max Scharfenstein. I am an American. If you will wire the American consulate at llarschelt, you will learn that I have spoken the truth. All this Is a mistake. The princess did not elope with me.” “His papers give the name of Ellis,” said the colonel, touching his cap. "Humph! We'll soon find out who he is and what may be done with him. I’ll wait for the duke. Take him Into the library and lock the door. It’s a hundred feet out of the window, and If he wants to break his neck, he may do so. It will save us so much trouble. Take him away! take him away!” his rage boiling to the surface. The princess shrugged. "I can't talk to you either.” said the prince, turning his glowering eyes m»on the girl. "I can't trust myself.” "Oh, do not mind me. I understand that your command of expletives is rather original. Go on; it will be my only opportunity." The princess rocked backward and forward on the divan. Wasn’t It funny! "Ix>rd help me. and I was perfectly willing to marry this girl!" The prince suddenly calmed down. "What have I ever done to offend you?" “Nothing.” she was forced to admit. "I was lonely. I wanted youth about. 1 wanted to hear laughter that came from tho heart and not from the mind. 1 do not see where 1 ain to be blamed. The duke suggest<><l you to me; I be- Hcved you to he willing. Why did you not say to me that I was not agree able? It would have simplified every thing.” "I am sorry," she said contritely. When he spoke like this he wasn't so unlovable. "People say." he went on. "that I spend most of my time in my wine-cel lars. Well." —defiantly,—"what else is there for me to do? I am alone." Max came within his range of vision. "Take him away. I tell you!" And the colonel hustled Max into the library. "Don’t try the window." he warned, but with rather a pleasant smile. He was only tv/o or three years older than Max. "If you do, you’ll break your neck.” "I promise not to try," replied Max. "My neck will serve me many years yet." "It will not if you have the habit of running away with persons above you In quality. Actions like that are not permissible in Europe." The colonel spoke rather grimly, for all his smile. The door slammed, there was a grinding of the key In the lock, and Max was alone. The library at Doppelkinn was all the name implied. The cases were low Sind ran around the room, and were filled with romance, history, biography and even poetry. The great circular reading table was littered with new books, periodicals and illustrated week lies. Once Doppelkinn had been threat ened with a literary turn of mind, but a bad vintage coming along at the same time bad effected a permanent cilKf.' Max slid Into a chair and took up a paper, turning the pages at random.— What was the matter with the room! Certainly it was not close, nor damp, nor chill. What was it? He let the .paper fall to the floor, and bis eyes By HAROLD MACGRATH mmm ■■ v&noe or Tia-jtorf (yfTmsc^- •REACTS AND f£4SK5r-CTC, roved from one object to another. — Where had he seen that Chinese mask before, and that great silver-faced clock? Somehow, mysterious and strange as it seemed, all this was vaguely familiar to him. Doubtless he had seen a picture of the room some-, where. He rose and wandered about. in one corner of the bookshelves stood a pile of boy's books and some broken toys with the dust of ages upon them. He picked up a row of painted soldiers, and balanced them thought fully on his hand. Then he looked into one of the picture-books. It was a Santa Claus story; some of the pic tures were torn and some stuck to gether, a reminder of sticky, candled hands. He gently replaced the book and toys, and stared absently Into space. How long he stood that way he did not recollect, but he was finally aroused by the sound of slamming doors and new voices. He returned to his chair and waited for the denoue ment. which the marrow in his bones told him was about to approach. It seemed incredible that he. of all persons, should be plucked out of the practical ways of men and thrust into the unreal fantasies of romance. A hubbub in a restaurant, a headlong dash into a carriage compartment, a long ride with a princess, and all with in three short hours! It was like some weird dream. And how the deuce would It end? He gazed at the toys again. And then the door opened and he was told to come out. The grand duke had arrived. "This will be the final round-up," he laughed quietly, his thought whimsical ly traveling back to the great plains and the long rides under the starry night. CHAPTER XI. The Grand Duke of Barscheit was tall and angular and weather-beaten, and the whites of his eyes bespoke a constitution as sound and hard as his common sense. As Max entered he was standing at the side of Doppel kinn. "There he is!" shouted the prince. "Do you know who he is?” The duke took a rapid inventory. “Never set eyes upon him before.” The duke then addressed her highness. “Hildegarde, who is this fellow? No evasions; 1 want the truth. I have, in tho main, found you truthful.” "I know nothing of him at all,” said tho princess curtly. Max wondered where the chill in the room came from. "He says that his name is Scharfen stein," continued the princess, "and he PRODDED HIS MEMORY. Little Tommy Helped His Mother Out to Her Mortification. Mr. Urban was always late to din ner. He arrived home on a certain evening, as usual, 20 minutes behind hand. His wife was entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Fortune. (Greeting the guests with effusive cordiality he said: "If I had known this pleasure was In store for me, I should certainly have arranged my business so as to be at home earlier.” "Why, Harry,” sighed his wife; “I told you." "I beg your pardon, love; but you are certainly mistaken this time. You probably forgot to mention it. On the whole. I'm glad you did. It is & delightful surprise.” Mrs. Urban was a spirited woman. This unjust accusation came near overthrowing her courtesy. Her lips parted, then shut decisively; but a slight frown lingered on her fore head. Little Tommy read her face. He knew all about his father’s poor mem ory, and he felt it his duty to refresh it and defend his mother. 'Why, pap," he piped up, “don't you has proved himself to be a courteous gentleman." Max found that the room wasn’t so chill as it might have been. "Yet you eloped with him, and were on the way to Dresden,” suggested the duke pointedly. The princess faced them all proudly. “I eloped with no man. That was sim ply a little prevarication to worry you, my uncle, after the manner In which you have worried me. I was on my way to Dresden, It is true, but only to hide with my old governess. This gen tleman Jumped Into my compartment as the train drew out of the station.” “But you knew him!” bawled the prince, waving his arms. "Do you know him?” asked the duke coldly. "I met him out riding. He addressed me, and I replied out of common polite ness,” —with a sidelong glance at Max, who stood with folded arms, watching her gravely. The duke threw his hands above his head as if to call heaven to witness that he was a very much wronged man. “Arnheim,” he said to the young colonel, "go at once for a priest." "A priest!” echoed the prince. "Yes; the girl shall marry you to night,” declared his serene highness. "Not If I live to be a thousand!" Doppelkinn struck the table with his fist. The girl smiled at Max. “What?” cried the duke, all the cold ness gone from hfs tones. "You re fuse?” He was thunderstruck. “Refuse? Of course I refuse!” And the prince thumped the table again. "What do you think I am in my old age,—an ass? If you have any fillies to break, use your own pastures. I’m a vintner.” He banged the table yet again. “Why, I wouldn't marry the Princess Hlledgarde if she was the last woman on earth!” “Thank you!” said the princess sweetly. "You’re welcome,” said the prince. "Silence!” bellowed the duke. "Dop pelkinn, take care; this is an affront, not one to be lightly ignored. It is international news that you are to » ed ‘“Take Him Away!** my niece." "To-morrow it will be international news that I'm not!” The emphasis this time threatened to crack the table leaf. "I'm not going to risk my liberty with a girl who has no more sense of dignity than she has.” "It is very kind of you,” murmured the princess. "She’d make a fine wife,” went on the prince, ignoring the Interruption. “No, a thousand times no! Take her away—life’s too short; take her away! Let her marry tho fellow; he’s young and may get over It.” The duke was furious. He looked around for something to strike, and nothing but the table being convenient, he smashed a leaf and sent a vase clat tering to the floor. He was stronger than the prince, otherwise there wouldn’t have been a table to thwack. "That’s right; go on! Break all the furniture, if it will do you any good; but mark me, you’ll foot the bill." The prince began to dance around. "I will not marry the girl. That’s as final as I can make it. The sooner you calm down the better.” (TO BE CONTINUED.) recollect? Mamma told you to be sure to come home early to-night be cause the Fortunes were going to be here, and you said: 'Oh, the devil!"' —Philadelphia Record. Jealousy. "Talking about Creole jealousy,” said the observant man, "I saw a specimen of Chicago jealousy the other night that had it beaten to a frazzle. A handsome fellow was at dinner with two girls, whep a young woman came in, caught a corner of the tablecloth, and yanked the whole tableful of dishes and dinner off onto the floor, then walked out of the room. "What did the man do? Followed her and made friends with her again. She was his fiancee. He gave her a S4OO diamond ring afterward, they said. If she had been his wife he would In all probability have beaten her instead of giving her a present."— Chicago later Ocean. Discriminating. She (gushingly)—Don't you love all the fresh, green young things? He (Judicially)—Yes, If they ain't human. —Baltimore American. TOO MANY STORES CONDITIONS SOMETIMES FOUND IN NEWER SECTIONS. IS A POOR BUSINESS POLICY Good Judgment in Amount of Trade Storekeeper Can Control Is Great Essential to Buccess. There Is such a thing as overdoing business. There are numerous illus trations of this condition In the newer sections of the west. Towns are built up before the country Is fairly settled, and there is little besides the town trade to support the business concerns. There will be several general stores to supply what one good store should look after. This Is poor policy. There are cer tain conditions that Indicate whether there is room In a town or a commu nity for a business concern. It is a well-known fact that the people re quire Just so much food, so much clothing, so much this and that essen tial to living, and while one family or person may consume more than an other certain person, when the average is made it will be found that each spends so much during the year. This being the case, It is an easy matter for the man contemplating establish ing a store to estimate about the amount of trade that he can safely hope to control. If he oversteps the limit, he is sure to meet with disaster. Where there are more stores than is justified some dealer must conduct an unprofitable business. It is generally the one who has poor business ability. The experienced and the capable al ways win, bnt it is seldom that the astute and careful merchant seeks a location In an overworked field. Where there are too many business men In a town, there is always heard complaints of dull business. The field is generally made an overdone one by the classes which may be rightly called "pikers” or small-caFfber mer chants, who see one storekeeper in a place doing fairly well, and conclude that there Is a chance for themselves to make a little easy money. The re sult is poor business for all, and eventually failure. It Is poor Judg ment in matters of this kind that runs up the list of general store above the average In other Maes. It is important that the one looking for a good location for a store of any kind, pick out a field where there Is need of the class of business estab lishment that he contemplates start ing, and where there shall be patron age enough to make the undertaking a success. Unless this matter be care fully Investigated, one runs a risk. In a new country the towns are gen erally built up first, and the agricultur al section settled up in a gradual way. Settlers are not always a wealthy class, and are not the most liberal buyers. Still they must have neces sities supplied, and here is where the new town storekeeper gets his princi pal business. A store is always suc cessful in a thickly populated com munity, if the management is such as to draw trade. In the large city all that is essential for success is capital and brains to rightly conduct the busi ness undertaken, for there is always a large mass of people to do the buying, and they will tnrn their trade to the merchant that throws out the proper inducements to them, and satisfies them the best. In the country, or Bmall tows, things are different and business must be conducted on a dif ferent basis. Where there is not popu lation enough to consume any great amount of goods, it would be fool hardy to try to build up a great busi ness, for trade is regulated entirely by the wants of the people, and their wants are according to their customs, their success and tastes. True Principle in Advertising. According to the most careful esti mates, the volume of business done by the mail order houses in the United States amounts to more than one bil lion of dollars annually. When it is considered that 20 years ago there were no mail order systems of busi ness as now known, and that since then the plan has been developed, it becomes evident to the thinker that there is magic in advertising, for It is by advertising alone that the mall order business has been built up. It would perhaps be fatal for the small merchant in the agricultural cities and towns to follow the plans, the distort ed and exaggerated advertising meth ods of the department stores and the mail order houses. Yet there is a prin ciple in advertising that ever holds good. This principle Is as sound for the little merchant, the dealer in any kind of wares, as It Is for the biggest concern on earth. In fact, the great business houses generally had a small beginning, and by publicity pushed up to the front, writes D. M. Carr. Did people of agricultural sections fully realize how the millions taken to the large cities by the mail order system causes them a direct injury, it would not be long before these con cerns would be out of business. Cooperative Systems Weak. Advocates of cooperative enter prises point to the great success of a few English societies. Glowing re ports of how great are the savings to the people Dy these cooperative or ganizations are given. But here the law of compensation plays a part. While the cooperative methods are ex tolled, few who are active in coopera tive work show the other side of the question. If some cooperative enthusi ast would dissect the report of the London board of trade, recently made, it would be found that since these co operative societies have gained such a foothold more than half a million workers in various lines have been af fected adversely; that those thrown out of employment by cooperative ef forts are objects of charity and are a burden to the different trade guilds. The substitution of one store for a hundred may mean economy, but when thousands are thrown out of employ ment by the system what other field affords them a living? De Their Betters. Some men do their best, others their baiters. GENERALLY OF POOR GRADE Bales of Cheap Jewelry by Mall Amount to Millions Annually. The report of the sales of one large mail order house showed nearly a halt millions of dollars' worth of jewelry and silverware sold annually. Take the total of all the Jewelry sold by the mall order system of business and it is likely to amount to fully $25,000,- 000 to $30,Q00,000 annually. If the people could be made to un derstands what kind of stuff In the watch and jewelry ltnes is generally sent out by the mall order houses they would be more careful In buying. The guarantee of these houses amounts to little, regardless of the millions of dol lars of capital they may have em ployed in the business. All the guar antee binds them to do is to supply a new case if the one does not wear for “the 20-year period.” Not one case In one thousand, even though they do not last five years, are returned to the concern for exchange. The cases are generally lowest grade, and made to order for the concerns. Not long since the manager of one of the catalogue houses called upon a large watch manufacturing concern. By the way this company would not sell the company its own trade-marked watches unless there was an agree ment not to cut prices. However, be fore the manager left he had agreed for several thousand watches to be supplied them. Those watches were of a certain grade, were sold at prices lower than good watches could be as sembled and tested. These watches have the special marks of the con cern, but not the name. In rings, emblems, all classes of Jewelry, the mall order kind is the cheapest. Should something of a su perior character be listed. It will be noted that prices are as high as the local dealer asks. In silverware is where the catalogue house gets in its fine work on patrons. Plated ware Is generally sold according to the amount of silver, the weight to the piece or the dozen pieces, used in the plating and the amount of carved work, etc. Like other goods, the mail order house handles a class of ware that is lightly plated and inferior to that which is handled in the regular stores. THE LAWS OF COMMERCE. Consumption of Products in Accord ance with Fixed Principles. It is useless to fight for innovations and reforms that are not based upon logic and sustained by sound prlo«4> pies. There is too much of the supfifr ficial in evidence in the work of many who undertake to better commercial conditions. The scientist knows bet ter than to ignore the laws of gravity In his calculations. The reformer is foolish to set about his work with an idea of disobeying any known natural law. He is sure to meet with failure. There are conditions in the commer- i cial world that must be observed. Trade is in accordance with requirements of the people, and these requirements are according to other relative cir cumstances. As our civilization ad vances new demands manifest them selves. While a hundred years ago the people were satisfied with certain commodities. It was because other things known to us did not exist. The expenses of living keep relatively the same. We have statistics that show the average requirements of a certain class of people. We know to a cer tainty how the average runs. We can not tell how much a single man will spend for living during a year, but we do know the average that each in a thousand or two thousand men will spend, classifying them as to occu pation and earning capacity. There fore it stands to reason that in every community the amount of trade is in accordance with the population and the classes of people composing the community. It is useless to argue that trade can be increased by certain methods. A certain merchant by ad vanced methods may increase his trade, but as he does so some one else loses proportionately. Reformers and business-builders should bear these facts in mind, and not get their “wires crossed.” Pointer for the Merchant. A thing that is more or less a con stant source of annoyance to the gen eral storekeeper, as well as his patrons, is the matter of arranging goods so that there is the right kind of dis play, protection for the goods from dust and dirt, and all arranged with a view of ready access. It is necessary that there be places for hundreds of different articles. Go into some stores, ask for a certain thing, a clerk may take several minutes in looking it up. Not long ago a man called at a general store and asked the proprietor for some small wax candles to be used for ornamentation purposes. The storekeeper said that he had them. Then commenced a search of the premises. Corners were looked into, boxes examined, and no candles found. The storekeeper was positive that he had them in stock, and finally after an hour’s search found the candles stored away in a small box under the counter. It required an hour of valuable (?) time to find ten cents' worth of can dles. The up-to-date merchant will have a place for everything and everything in its place, well displayed and easy of access. In the grocery store there should be bins and drawers, shelves and cases for all the stock. Store fur niture manufacturers are continually devising improved means of caring for stocks and displaying the same. But It matters not how perfect the store arrangement in the way of furniture and fixtures, there must be system employed. Sales are lost every day by not having goods arranged rightly. The buyer of groceries dislikes to go into a store where there is a barrel of sugar uncovered affording a feast for the files and a stopping place for the dust; neither does the man have his appetite for cheese or other like things whetted by seeing the arrangement suggestive of filth. Firemen’s Busy Day. Saturday is the busy day of the London firemen. In ten years London had 8.383 Saturday fires, against 3,001 on Monday, the day they were lafiat frs&uenL Farm & Garden A RAIN-WATER BYBTEM. A Pure, Inexpensive Buppl| Cemes from Above and Needs No Lifting. A galvanized iron tank is placed in an upper room just beneath the eaves of roof. The ar rangement of the various pipes, etc., can best be under stood by reference to diagram given herewith. T is the tank; E, pipe from one side of roof; O, overflow |of tank into N, | leader from roof ; to cistern; C, cls- tern; I, pipe from cistern to tank, by which tank may be filled when rains are not frequent enough to do it; P, pump at kitchen sink; R, range; H, hot-water tank; J, pipe from large tank supply ing cold water for bathroom and for hot-water tank; B, bathtub; A, closet; L, cold-water faucet; M, hot-water fau cet; V, waste pipe from bathroom; D, soil pipe leading to cesspool away from house. The cut is made in this way merely to show the different parts. The va rious fixtures should, of course, be lo cated according to the construction of the house, arranging things so as to take as little pipe with as few turns as is practicable. The pump is used for the water sup ply in the kitchen. Being a double acting pump, one can, by changing the shut-offs, pump water from the cistern to fill the upper tank. The filter, F, is not entirely neces sary. By having an aerator attach ment to the pump, and by taking the precaution to turn out the first water that falls after a dry spell, the cistern will be quite satisfactory. It should be cleaned out two or three times a year. Not counting the cistern (which Is usually already present) the materials, says the Farm Journal, would cost something as follows (labor not in cluded) : Galvanized iron tank, $5; bathtub, $5; hot-water tank, $5; pump, $6.50; one and one-half inch galvanized iron pipe and three-inch cast-iron pipe to cesspool, about S3O; traps, vents, etc., perhaps $lO. The soil pipe to the cesspool should have a good fall so as always to run clear of obstructions; it should be trapped and vented in the best man ner. The fixtures in the house should also be trapped and vented —a plum ber will explain all such details not shown on diagram. Without traps and vents sewer gas Is likely to get into •the house and poison the Inmates. Cheap, poorly connected plumbing is worse than none —it Is continually getting out of order and menacing health. Get a first-class job. FERTILITY OF SOIL Science of the Growth of Plants Bhould Be Understood by Farmer. A. R. Whitson of the Wisconsin sta tion says: Directly or indirectly the food of mankind comes from the soil, and there is, therefore, nothing more Important in agriculture than that the factors which determine the produc tiveness of the soil be thoroughly un derstood. This bulletin is written for the purposes of putting before the farmer a statement of our present knowledge of the factors which influ ence the fertility of the soil and of the relation of these factors to each other. The agricultural plants require for growth a favorable temperature, light, and a supply of material including car bon dioxide, water and certain chem ical elements derived from the soil. The chief of these elements are nitro gen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Since oxygen is used at every point of the plant where growth takes place, it is needed at the tops of the roots, and therefore soli must be aerated. All these condi tions are dependent on the climate, on the physical and chemical conditions of the soil, and on various changes going on in the soli. ALL AROUND THE FARM. Have you a good supply of seed corn? The indications are that seed corn of first class quality will be very scarce next spring. Don't drive the boy off the farm into a store or shop. Arrange the farm work so he will like it. Don’t starve the heifer calf just be cause she is to be kept for the dairy. She should make a healthy growth all the time. Some people believe in predestined careers. We believe in making one’s career. Don’t you? The farm is a good place to work one ouL Don’t chain yourself to a profitless cow. Fertilizers Pay. No farmer should lose sight of the fact that all fertilizers have great value, and not a pound of fertilizer should be allowed to go to waste. On general principles a farmer should be always working into his soil the mate rials that will make plant food. An abundance of plant food is required in the soil, if farming is to be carried on profitably. It should be remembered that every particle of vegetable mat ter makes fertility when it decays, and should be worked into the soli. The non-appreciation of this fact leads to the loss of large quantities of barn yard manure, which is allowed to go to waste in various ways. Soil and Keeping Quality of Apples. Investigations of the apple soils of California have shown that there is a close relationship between the keep ing qualities of the apples and the various kinds of soils on which they are grown. This is very Important and should prove of great value to apple growers In planting new or chards. FARM LABOR. Hard to Get and of Poor Quality— A Suggested Remedy. One of the most common complaint! to-day coming from the farm is thi Incompetency of most of the farm la borers that can be secured. It is no* to be doubted that this will rettulf finally in the establishing of somi kind of school or bureau where V will be possible for crude laborers t« be made into competent farm labor ers. There are thousands of idle mei in the cities in ordinary times thal would be glad to go out and work io the country if they understood th« work. Farm work also varies so great ly in character that one kind of a farm laborer Is not well fitted to do othei kinds of farm labor. Thus a city man that has worked as stable man in a great horse-breed ing establishment would not be well fitted by his experience to go to work for a horticulturist. When he loses his position with the horse-breeder, he turns his face city-ward and goes tc work for some man in town. If he had an opportunity to learn how to do all kinds of farm work he could readily change from one class of work to another, but as a matter of fhel il is not easy for a man that wishes ta learn farming to get with a man thal will let him learn all kinds of farming Usually his work is so one-sided thal he makes little progress. This Is a matter that will doubtless be taken up in time by the depart ments in our agricultural colleges thal deal with farm economics, thinks Farmers’ Review. It would be entire ly easy for some one of our agricul tural colleges to start such a fitting school as an experiment, with the Idea of turriing out annually a few all-around farm laborers, who would have learned many kinds of work in the various departments of the experi ment station farm. Laborers so taught would have the advantage of having been taught more correct principles of farming than is true with most la borers, who pick up a good deal of error with the facts they acquire. DWARF FRUITS. Earliness Is Their Chief Point of Ad vantage Over Other Varieties. Dwarf fruits cannot be made com mercially profitable, but they have some advantages over other fruits in the earliness with which the tree be gins to bear. Dwarf pears under good treatment as to soil come quickly into bearing. The most prolific sorts give some fruit the second year after set ting, and increase the product from yeaa to year for a number of years. A good many dwarf apples are now being planted, and these soon produce good crops. Of course these trees are short-lived and cannot be made to take the place of the standard sort of apples and pears. There are many farms, however, on which it is desired to have some fruit In a few years, and these furnish the means. They should not, however, bo plant ed between rows of standard trees, as some suggest, but in a plantation by themselves. The plan of planting be tween standard trees short-lived trees that are to be dug out never works out satisfactorily. Here and there will be found a short-lived tree of mors than usual value and longevity and the owner will not cut it out. Nor should such trees be dispensed with till they have passed their period of usefulness. If they are in a planta tion of their own the best trees can be left to grow and bear fruit long after the others have been cut out. DESIRABLE CART FOR FARM USE. On* In Which Leaves, Straw, Etc* Can Be Easily Moved. Where a large quantity of loose ma terial such as manure, straw and lawn raklngs must be carted from one place to another I find a cart made after the design shown in the accompanying 11- A Good Cart for Farm Use. lustration much more convenient than a wheelbarrow, says a correspondent of Prairie Farmer. Two wheels from an old riding plow, about three feet in diameter, were se lected. For the axle a piece of inch gas piping was used. The frame of the box, which is five, feet long and 24 feet wide, was mortised together of two by two material. 'l'he front posts are two feet eight' inches in height and the box was con structed of three-quarter-inch pine.' Handles were bolted to the sides so that the cart may be either drawn or pushed. A leg In front holds the cart when standing in position to load. Getting Manure from Town. One farmer living seven miles from the limits of Chicago says that often when he is driving out from the city he is called after by some man or woman whose house he Is passing and; asked if he does not want to take* along a load of manure, which the owner wants to give away. He says that many of the residents of Chicago find it difficult to find farmers that will take the manure for the hauling. Not a pound of this manure from the villages and cities should be allowed to be thrown away. The surprise is that farmers will so little appreciate this opportunity that they have to be asked to take the manure. Good Hogs Quick Money. Good hogs are quickly turned into money. There is little reason for dis puting the value of a hog raised for pork. The boards of trade quote pork, and that brings the pig into the same catagory as wheat, which is about the same at money. If it is at a point of railroad transportation. The hog Is the more a moneymaker because he is easily reared and within a year from birth is ready for the market. He can make use of a great variety of food aad make more meat out of that food than any other animal.