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Theres a marvelous boy somewhere in the
- 1 wish I knew where dont you
k ho the instant he hears the word of com
- Will spring to his feet to do
The little Now Boy is the name that he
i bears
We praise hirn forever and aye
We are sure he is happy wherever he fares
For the good he is doing- to day
Our call in the morning he answers at
And dresses himself in a flash
His ear never hear the epithet dunce
Preceded perhaps by a dash
Hes always on hand hes never away
Hes ready and willing and brave
Hell make of himself a two legged dray
Our patience and temper to save
His picture we drew as a model young lad
- Tis well for our own to know
Who never has known what it is to be
Or lazy and lagging and slow
Hes rich as a Jew were certain of that
Hes sure to be noble and wise
3Tor these are the virtues weve gotten
down pat
To tempt us poor mortals to rise
But the singular thing is the way that he
Away from the vision of men
And our faith and our courage so often
By keeping beyond our ken
I wish I could find the little Now Boy
Whos learned to make everything go
Id harness him up with unspeakable joy
To a certain young laddie I know
And oh what a team twould be to my
For my laddie is tender at heart
And all that he needs to make him make
Is some one to give him a start
And if two of them stood right here at my
I never need grumble or fret
For the instant they heard my word of
They never would wait to forget
But off like the wind theyd scamper and
And work with a will and a way
And I would be happy aye happy in
No matter how gloomy the day
If you could but find him my dear little
And copy his wonderful art
For weakness is somehow a sin just as bad
As that which is wrought by the heart
And the little Now Boy will rise to the
And nothing can tumble -him down
For he and Dame Fortune go hippity hop
On their skyward way to a crown
B Arnold in Chicago Chroncle
or A Woman JS JV Intervenes
ZJ Robert Banapllk
Copyright i8q5 by Robert Barr
It was somewhat late in the after
noon when he reached the city of Otta
wa Going toward his hotel he was as
tonished to hear his name shouted after
-him Turning roundhe saw a man
rushing- toward him whom he did not
Your name is Kenyon isnt it
asked the man somewhat out of breath
Yes that is my name
I guess you dont remember me I
am the telegraph operator We have
had a dispatch waiting for you for some
time a cablegram from London We
have searched all over the town for you
1 t couldnt find 3ou
Ali said Kenyon is it important
Well that I dont know You had
better come with me to the office and
get it Of course they dont general
ly cable unimportant things I remem
ber it said something about you keep
ing yourself in readiness for some
They walked together to the tele
graph office The boy was still search
ing for Kenyon with the original dis
patch but the operator turned up the
file and read it to him
You see it wants an answer he
said thats why I thought it was im
portant to get you You will have
plenty of time for an answer to night
John took a lead pencil and wrote
the cable dispatch which Wentworth
received He paid his money and said
I will go to my hotel It is the
house I will wait there and if anj
thing comes for me send it over as
soon as possible
All right said the operator that
is the best plan then we will know ex
actly where to find you Of course
there is no use in your waiting- here
because we can get you in five minutes
Porhaps I had better telephone to the
hotel for you if anything comes
Very well said Kenyon I will
leave it all in your hands
Whether it was the effect of having
been in the country or not John felt
that somehow the cablegram he had
received was a good omen He medi
tated over the ill luck he had suffered in
the whole business from beginning to
end and thought of old
worths favorite phrase
Theres no
such thing as luck
Then came a raj at his door and the
bellbov said There is a gentleman
here wishes to speak to you
Tell him to come up was the an
swer and two minutes later Von Brent
Any news he aslisd
John Avho wras in a state of mind
-which made him suspicious of every-
thing and everybody answered No
nothing fresh
Ah I am sorry for that I had some
hopes that perhaps you might be able
to raise the money before 12 oclock to
morrow Of course you know the
ends tit noon to morrow
JYes I know that
Did you know that Longworth was
an town
No said Kenyon I have been out
of town myself
Yes he came last night He has the
s mon ey in the bank as I told you Now
VJ VR not accept it until the very latest
Of course legally I cannot
accept it before that time and just as
leiralli I cannot refuse his monejr when
he tenders it lam very sorry all this
has happened more sorry than I can
tell you I hope y ou will not think that j
I am to blame in the matter
No you
are not in the slightest to
blame There is nobody to blame ex
cept myself I feel that I have been
culpably negligent and altogether too
I wish to goodness I knew where
you could get the money but of course
if I knew that I wrould have had it my
self long ago
I am very much obliged to you
said Kenyon but the only thing you
can do for me is to see that vour clock
is not ahead of time to morrow I may
perhaps be up at the office before 12
oclock that is where I shall find you
I suppose
Yes I shall be there all the forenoon
I shall not leave until 12
Very good I am much obliged to
you Mr Yon Brent for your sympa
thy I assure you I havent many
friends and it well Im obliged to
you thats all An Englishman you
know is not very profuse in the mat
ter of thanks but I mean it
Im sure you do said Von Brent
and Im only sorry that my assistance
cannot be something substantial Well
good by hoping to see you to morrow
After he had departed Kenyons im
patience increased as the hours went
on lie left the hotel and went direct
to the telegraph office but nothing had
come for him
Im afraid said the operator that
there wont be anything more to night
If it should come late shall I send it
to your hotel
Certainly no matter at what hour it
comes I wish you would let me have
it as soon as possible It is very im
Leaving the office he went up the
street and passing the principal hotel
in the place saw young Longworth as
dapper and correct in costume as ever
his single eyeglass the admiration of
all Ottawa for there was not another
like it in the city standing under the
portico of the hotel
How do you do Kenyon said that
young man
My dear sir said Kenyon the last
time you spoke to me you said you de
sired to have nothing more to sav to
me I cordially reciprocated that
sentiment and I want to have nothing
to say to you
My dear fellow cried young Mr
Longworth jauntily there is no harm
done Of course in New York I wat
a little out of sorts Everybody is in
New York beastly hole- I dont think
it is worse than Ottawa but the air is
urer here By the way perhaps you
and I can make a little arrangement I
am going to buy that mine to morrow
as doubtless you know Now I shouid
like to see it in the hands of a good and
competent man If a couple of hun
dred pounds a year would be any temp
tation to you I think we can afford to
let you develop the mine
Thank you said Kenjon
I knew you would be grateful just
think over the matter will you and
dont come to any rash decision We
can xirobabiy give a little more than
that but until we see how the mine is
turning out it is not likely we shall
spend a great deal of money on it
Of course said John the propei
answer to yowv remark would be to
knock you down but besides being a
law abiding citizen I have no desire to
get into jail to night for doing it be
cause there is one chance in a thou
sand Mr Longworth that I may havf
some business to do with that mine
myself before 12 oclock to morrow
Ah it is my turn to be grateful now
said Mr Longworth In a rough-and-tumble
fight I am afraid you would
master me easier than you would do in
a contest of diplomacy
Do you call it diplomacy You re
fer I suppose to your action in rela
tion to the mine I call it robbery
Oh do you Well that is the kind
of conversation which leads to breaches
of the peace and as I also am a law
abiding citizen I will not continue the
discussion any further I bid you a
very good evening Mr Kenyon Say
ing which the young man turned into
the hotel John walked to his own
much more modest inn and retired for
the night He did not sleep well All
night long phantom telegraph messen
gers were rapping at the door and he
started up every now and then to re
ceive cablegrams which faded away as
he awoke Shortly after breakfast he
went to the telegraph office but found
that nothing had arrived for him
I am afraid said the operator
that nothing will arrive before noon
Before noon echoed John Why
The wires are down in some places
in the east and messages are delayed a
good deal Perhaps you noticed the
lack of eastern news in the morning
papers Very little news came from
the east last night Seeing Johns
look of anxious interest the operator
continued uoes the aisxiatcn you
expect pertain to money matters
Yes it does
Do- they know you at the bank
No I dont think they do
Then if I were you I would go up to
the bank to be identified so that if it
is a matter of minutes no unnecessary
time may be lost You had better tell
them that you expect a money order
by telegram and although such orders
are paid without any identification at
the bank yet they take every precau
tion to see that it does not get into the
hands of the wrong man
Thank you said Kenyon I am
much obliged to you for your sugges
tion I will act upon it And as
soon as the bank opened John Kenyon
presented himself to the cashier
I am expecting a large amount of
money i om England to day It is
ver3r important that when it arrives
there shJl be no delay in having it
placed atiny disposal I want to know
if there are any formalities to be gone
Where 5s the money coming from
said the cleric --
It is coming from England
Is there anyone in Ottawa whocan
identifj you
Yes I know the telegraph operator
Ah said the cashier somewhat
doubtfully anybody else
Mr Von Brent knows me very well
That will do Suppose you get Mr
Von Brent to come here and identify
you as the man who bears the name of
Kenyon Then the moment your cable
gram comes the money will be at your
Kenyon hurried to Von Brents
rooms and found him alone Will you
come down to the bank and identify me
as Kenyon
Certainly Has the money ar
No it hasi not but I expect it and
want to provide for every contingency
1 do not wish to have any delay in my
identification when it does come
If it comes by cable said Von
Brent there will be no need of identi
fication The bank is not responsible
you know They take the money en
tirely at the senders risk They might
pay it to the telegraph operator who
receives the message I believe they
would not be held liable However it
is better to see that nothing is left un
Going over to the bank Von Brent
said to the cashier This is John
Very good replied the cashier
Have you been at the telegraph office
lately Mr Kenyon
No I have not at least not for half
an hour or so
Well I would go there as soon as
possible if I were you
That means said Von Brent as
soon as they had reached the door
that they have had their notice about
the money I believe it is already in
the bank for you I will go back to my
rooms and not leave them till fou
John hurried to the telegraph office
Anything for me yet hes aid
Nothing as yet Mr Kenyon I think
however he added with a smile that
it will be all right I hope so
The moments ticked along with their
usual rapidity yet it seemed to Kenyon
the clock was going fearfully fast
Eleven oclock came and found him still
pacing up and down the office of the
telegraph The operator offered him
the hospitality of the private room but
this he declined Every time the ma
chine clicked Johns ears were on the
alert trying to catch a meaning from
the instrument
Ten minutes after 11
Twenty minutes after 11 and still no
dispatch The cold perspiration stood
on Johns brow and he groaned aloud
I suppose it is very important said
the operator
Very important
Well now I shouldnt say so but
I know the money is in the bank for
3ou Perhaps if you went up there and
demanded it they would give it to you
It was 25 minutes past the hour
ivhen John hurried up toward the
bank I have every belief he said to
Shes coming Its all right John Kenyon
the cashier that the money is here for
me now Is it possible for me to get
Have you the cablegram
No I have not
Well you see we cannot pay the
money until we see the cablegram to
the person for whom it is intended If
time is of importance you should not
leave the telegraph office and the mo
ment you get your message come here
ihen there will be no delay whatever
Do you wish to draw all the money at
I dont know how much there is but
I must have 20000
Very well to save time you had bet
ter make out a check for 20000 that
will be and here he gave the number
of dollars at the rate of the day on the
pound Just make out a check for
that amount and I will certify it A cer
tified check is as good as gold The mo
ment yon get your message I will hand
you the certified check
John wrote out the order and handed
it to the cashier glancing at the clock
as he did so It was now 25 min
otes of 12 He rushed to the tel
egraph office with all the speed of
which he was capable but met only a
blank look from the chief operator
It has not come yet he said shak
ing his head
Gradually despair began to descend
on the waiting man It was worse tp
miss everything now than never
to have had the hope of suc
cess It was like hanging a
man who had once been reprieved
He resumed his nervous pace up and
down that chamber of torture A
quarter of twelve He heard the chimes
ving somewhere If the message did
not come before they rang again it
would be iorever too late
Eourteen minutes 13 minutes 13
minutes 11 minutes 10 minutes to 12
and yet no
Here you are shouted the opera
tor in great glee Shes a coming its
all right John Kenyon Ottawa Then
he wrote as rapidly as the machine
clicked out the message There it is
now rush
John needed no telling to rush Peo
jple had begun to notice him as the man
who was doing nothing but running
between the bank and the telegraph
It was sevemminutesto twelve when
he got to thebank -
5 VA
that dispatch xight he said-
shoeing it through the arched aperture
Mkcferk looked at it with provoking
Composure and then compared it with
some papers
ylFor Gods sake hurry pleaded
jYbu have plenty of time said the
cashier coolly looking up at the clock
Hncjfgoing on with his examination
Yes he added that is all right Here
isyour certified check
Sjjohn clasped it and bolted out of
tliejbank as a burglar might have done
Itfpyas five minutes to twelve when
hejgot to the steps that led to the rooms
cfMr Von Brent Now all his excite
ment seemed to have deserted him
Bejvwas as cool and calm as if he had
five days instead of as many minutes
inwhich to make the payment He
mounted the steps quietly walked
alcmg the passage and knocked at the
door of Von Brents room
vVGpme in was the shout that greet
He- opened the door glancing at the
clock behind Von Brents head as he
I Jtstood three minutes to twelve
jgpvaig Mr was sitting
there with just a touch of pallor on
nis countenance and there seemed an
ominous glitter in his eye glass He
said nothing -and John Kenyon com
pletely ignored his presence
There is still some life left in my
option I believe he said to Von Brent
after nodding good day to him
Very little but perhaps it will serve
Yu have two and a half minutes said
Von Brent
Are the papers ready inquired
All ready everything except putting
in- the names
Very well here is the money Von
Brent looked at the certified check
That is perfectly right he said The
mine is yours Then he rose and
stretched his hand across the table to
Kenyon who grasped it cordially
Young Mr Longworth also rose and
said languidly As this seems to be
a meeting of long lost brothers I shall
not intrude Good day Mr Von Brent
And with that the young man adjust
ed his eyeglass and took his departure
Napoleons Hfth War with Austria
Ostensibly this war was to be unlike
any other so far waged The secret in
structions given to the imperial Aus
trian envoy in London clearly indicate
that the Hapsburgs hoped by victorjr
to restore their influence both in Italy
and Germany for that was the mean
ing of- restitution to the rightful
ownersv and the slight rectification of
their frontiers or in other words the
restoration of European condiJfons t
what they had been before Napoleons
advent- This Avas the dynastic side 5
the national side was also to be used far
its purposes The liberties of Europe
have taken refuge under your banner
ran Charles proclamation to the army
your victories will break their bonds
and your German brethren still in the
enemys ranks await their redemption
To the German world he said Austria
fights not only for her own autonomy
but takes the sword for the independ
ence and national honor of Germany
Another manifesto written by Gentz
the ablest statesman in Vienna declared
that the war was to be waged not
against France but against the system
of persistent extension vhich w2 pro
duced such universal disordei 5ri
rope Prof Sloane in Century
Wonldnt Call Him Bob
An ex congressman who now prac
tices law here when asked the other day
why he abandoned politics gave a very
peculiar and interesting reason He
said I quit politics because I found
that I was not cut out for that profes
sion My name is Robert but I never
yet heard myself referred to as Bob
It was always Judge or Mr No
man ever achieves a real success in poli
tics who lias not that peculiar touch
with the people that prompts them to
refer to him by a nickname or in some
familiar way Webster was always
Black Dan Logan Black Jack
It Has Awakened the Spirit of Improve
ment in Many Districts
In our anxiety to promote good farm
ing there is no danger that the subject
of good roads will be overlooked When
a man gets the spirit in him to impro e
his farm his crops and his live stock
the spirit of progress cannot be checked
there but necessarily it must be ex
tended to his buildings and fences
Who ever knew a farmer to erect a
substantial fence along the highway
who would not also cut down the un
sightly bushes along the margin see
where drainage is needed and how the
roadway could be improved and then
resolve that it shall be done at the first
opportunity A good farmer is always j
a good roads advocate
Just now many things are conspiring
to assure good roads in the near future
A few years ago the road scraper on
wheels came into vogue A law was
enacted to permit a few adjoining road
districts to unite and purchase a
scraper to be used in common as it is
an expensive piece of machinery and
rarely a single district could afford to
purchase one alone Now these ma
chines are common all over the state
and through their means road improve
ment has made rapid strides It is not
necessary to describe all their good
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points for every one knows them I
will mention only one and that is the
smooth hard paths it makes for pedes
trians at either side of the wagon
track Otherwise they would have to
travel in the grass and weeds which is
disagreeable especially if wet or damp
When the road machines came into
use nobody had thought of bicycles
A better machine could not have been
invented especially for the purpose of
making bicycle paths What would
bicycling on country roads be now were
the old style hand road scrapers still in
use In removing earth from gutters
into the wragon track they left two
small ridges along the space they trav
eled and these were seldom leveled If
a wheel could travel them at all they
would certainly go bumpity bump
Bicycles rarely have a clear course in a
traveled wagon track for there are
more or less narrow ruts and horses
feet are apt to cut up the paths in
which they have to travel continuously
The modern road machines where
used for some time have had the effect
to cut off the shoulders of the roads and
place this dry solid earth in the center
of the track picking it up so water will
run off at the sides as it should do in
stead of following ruts as formerly
I know a certain hill road extending to
the railroad station that was always
bad Its surface was broad stony and
full f ruts The wheeled scraper has
made it the model road of the township
and the district is proud of it There
was a very steep ascending grade from
a hollow ten rods from the railroad
track with a knoll atone side The road
tax for the year had been worked out
but notwithstanding as the spirit of
improvement was on neighbors volun
teered and spent nearly two days with
teams and tools and removed the most
of that bank into the road where it
ousrht to be A neighbor who could not
work gave necessary drain tile The
railroad company not to be outdone in
public spirit furnished seven car loads
Jacksonwas Old Hickory and Andy of gravel and men to handle it and
Lincoln was Abe or Uncle Abe St
is riot a question of dignity There is
no more dignified man than ex-President
Harrison and yet no one speaks of
him by his title He is always referred
to as Ben I went through
trict after serving one term in congress
and I could find no evidence that anv
one had ever dubbed me Bob Could
I have been called Bob I might have
been governor of state but we never
had a governor without a nickname
and I knew I could not hope to break the
record Washington Star
Monument to a Pig
Until within the last few months no
monument has ever been erected to the
memory of a pig The town of Luneberg
Hanover wished to fill up the blank
and at the Hotel de Ville in that town
there is to be seen a kind of mauso
leum to the memory of the porcine race
In the interior of the commemorative
structure is a costly glass case in
closing a ham still in good preservation
A slab of black marble attracts the
eyeof the visitor who finds thereon
the following inscription in Latin
graved in letters of gold Passers
contemplate here the mortal remains f
the pig which acquired for itself itt
perishable glory by the discovery of
the salt springs of Luneberg Chi-
If all the people who paint without
knowing how were to adopt the plan
recommended to an amateur by an ac
quaintance their works would not dis
tress their friends This one announced
her intention to whiten a certain ceil
ing and then paint a cloudscape on it
That may be nice said a friend
but if 1 were you I should arrange the
matter a little differently
should paint the cloudscape and
fthenvNjhitewash the ceilmgl Youth1
now the srrade is easy and the surfac
graveled This is recited to show that
the spirit of improvement is contagious
and when aroused the work will be per
A few years ago the legislature of
New York passed an act requiring
pathmasters to remove the loose stones
fiom the traveled portions of the high
w ays at stated periods This was also
done before bicycles were invented
just as though their advent had been
foreseen Now if one thing more than
another troubles the bicyclist it is
small round loose stones in the path
but as a rule the rOadmasters are very
delinquent in performing the prescribed
duty of removing them As a hint to
bicyclists I know of several casec
where wheelmen have told pathmasters
that unless they attended to this duty
properly they would be complained of
adding by way of emphasis that if any
loose stone in the track even the small
est should be the means of throwing
and injuring a ridery damages couidbc
collected either of them or of the town
ship This sets them to thinking and
they generally conclude that their
safety lies in keeping the track clear of
these obstructions If a horse stumble
over a loose stone and break his leg
somebody would be liable for damages
and so Would they if a bicyclist should
take a header over a loose stone and
receive an injury in consequence
Galen Wilson in Farm and Eireside
Unmixed Evils
Too many stones or too much clay
Or too much wet or sand
Will make a sorry thing they say
Of the best road in the land
And yet theres good in all of these
If we just know how to fix them
They make a road thats sure to please
When properly we mix them
L A W Bulletin
Wile feed is as necessary as breed
b amount of feed will make a good
milker out of a cow that is not so nature
How to Secure- a Good Average tht
Tear Bound
There is scarcely any farm buttei
maker having a reputation for making
a good article and living within a fen
miles of an ordinary western country
town who cannot find a regular cus
tomer or customers who will take but
ter the year around at a good price
which will be a good round averaga
price for the year says the Homestead
All that is necessary to make contract
ing of this kind easy is that the buttei
maker establish a record for having
everything nice and clean and for pro
ducing a quality that is both good and
uniform The price that can be secured
in this way is always considerably bet
ter than the ordinary way of selling to
the grocer or store keeper As a prac
tical question it is subject to only one
drawback and that is from the side oi
the customer We have known a good
many town people who contracted fot
their butter- this way and a very com
mon complaint among them was that
they alwajs get their butter if the
price to be paid was a little better than
the stores and groceries were paying
but when with the change of the sea
son the price rose until the store keepei
or grocer was paying a little above the
agreed average price the butter makei
very commonly reported that the cows
were failing and he did not have any
butter to deliver under the contract
Of course if one practices this species
of dishonesty he will find it difficult ta
rn ake contracts of this kind for rcgulai
delivery and a reputation not only fof
cleanliness and good uniform quality
is necessary but also a reputation for
strictly carrying out contracts as made
It Is Needed in the Production of Really
First Class Bntter
It was a person whejfeame from Den
mark who first advanced the startling
theory thatj microbes are required to
make first class butter This theory
which was received with scorn is now
advocated by many scientific men and
many creameries now invest money in
the culture In Iowa 2S creameries
are using it Experiments have been
made with over 100 different kinds of
germs but it was not until No 41 was
discovered that satisfactory results
were reached A conclusive trial was
recently made in a Connecticut cream
ery June butter as is well known is
in flavor the best produced during the
year so that the effect of bacillus No
41 upon pure butter was most interest
ing Early in the month two large
vats of cream were collected One of
these was inoculated the other was
not Thejr stood in the same room at
the same temperature for the same
length of time and were subsequently
churned Both lots of cream produced
excellent butter but No 41 had a taste
and odor decidedly superior to that
made without it A large number of
persons tasted it and no one hesitated
in deciding that No 41 made the
perior quality
The first attempt at an estimateat
bacteria in butter was made in
nich in 1891 It was found that there
are about 2000000 in a grain Chicago
Inter Ocean
One Should Be Introduced Wherever
Calves and Sheep Are Kept
An excellent plan for feeding sheep or
calves is shown herewith The front of
the pen is hinged along as much of the
length as is- needed in the manner
shown in the cut Behind these hinged
doors are slats both to keep ihe hay
from falling into the pen at feeding
time and to keep the sheep or calves in
place and from attempting to clamber
up over the door Hay placed between
the door and the slats falls down as
fast as it is eaten With such a device
in use lambs cannot readily get into
the hay nor can they come out into the
feeding floor as they do in the average
barn After the ration has been eaten
the doors can be closed N Y Tribune
Begin at the Beginning
There is money in poultry and hun
dreds of men and women are making
comfortable incomes fromtheir nocks
Unfortunately there are thousands
who rush into the business at a ven
turer make a direful failure of it and
then endeavor to prove to all thei
friends that there is nothing in it At
eastern editor recently expressed it in
a simple way when he wrote Dont
rush madly into it study it learn it
and build a solid foundation for the
business to grow on Begin moderate
ly and gradually increase your stock as
your knowledge increases in caring
for that stock after you get it Noth
ing will succeed unless you know the
secrets of success The secrets of poul
try raising are not man but you must
know them if jrou hope to succeed
Ttyo Vices Peculiar to Horses
A veterinary surgeon who has given
the subject great thought and experi
mented with victims of cribbing
and wind sucking habits declares that
a horse having both or either of these
habits should be classed as unsound
and that young horses often contract
the habit from being stalled near a con
firmed rubber or wind sucker The
same authority thinks the best preven
tive outside of a specially devised appa
latus is a roomy box stall and that cov
ering the manger with wool or saturat
ing the same with bitter liquids or cov
ering tempting projections with iron
are utterly useless to prevent the habit
The milk cow is very responsive to
kind treatment- --

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