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os flilE".A I 1 Iffl jJPm 1 ,"t V MJUrtt-1 .Alilvl jn mo win PVv-lt fii teroflSi3 Iwai ordered to lenort ut Iltnlon mr- vVjf ' melts M Louis H? Mo to o'stst in j otgniiiztng now regiments It lookid like row when I left Philadelphia and It tin snott woiho ami worse tin wo 3 ceded fmthcr west Hv the ttmo vvt reached I cue Haute Indiana, things looked verj bluufor getting on Anxious not to loo a chance to each mv station I held the fort' in the mrB the conductor assuring mo Unit the engine and mail car would go ahead mj how and thit 1 could bo thus put through ' I was uwnkenulby tho btnkeman who informed mt that tho conductor h 1 1 gone to the hotel leaving htm to vvako mc and say there was no hopo uf anything on wheels going out that night My rtliippointment tendered mo angry and imicisonablc I rose up in my witith and uiinthcmntiztd thu loid and all connected with it, high and low As ho advised mo to st iv In tho cuts t determined not to do ha I had been for homo eight months it mv home ictuverlng fiom an ngly wound In tho face received In our iirht ndvnnco against hiehmond, this w is not entirely healed and mv head wiiH'inabiig i 1 u go covering en closing nU faco and head leivlng only the left evo and in out n vislblt, und tills, while it appealed to tho i atrtotic made me a queer looking flguic In tho biggage car, chained to my iti link, wis Mac my dog a large Lngllsh grevhound a pet I had brought fiom homo through a fueling of bentiincnt Once determined to sally foith I went to the baggago c ir, untied Mae, opened my trunk ex chingtl m dioss cnereo.it for ono of jough blue drew on long boots out side my trousers., and strapped on i belt with two six shoot ers In holsters. Uccehlng Information as to the direction of tho liotol irom the brakeman and calling Mac, we plunged Into tho storm On nnd on tnd on wobluudtrcd and stumbled, tho poor dog keeping closo to mo nnd whining piteously fauddenlj I heard a noise nnd, forcing my way against tho wind and snow tow aid It camo 1 bang up against tho side of a house under tliis paitlal protection 1 locked along nnd was cheered by tho bight of a gleam of light which camo from an open window , I quickly found the door of tho house, nnd with Mac entered tho dingy bar room of a third rate lager-beer saloon It was about 11 o'clock at night, tho propria tor was n rough srly Germin Ho stared with astonishment us wo burst in upon him I 1 V J -?!J-ga I DID NOT IIKL HIS LOOKS ' "''Can I stay hero to night? ' "flaw I" "Why not? look heio old man I Jlook pretty rough but 1 vc got money to pay for everything 1 want or or dcr," and I showed him a largo roll of greenbacks ' If you can t give mo n bed, make up your tire hero bo It will keep all night, nnd 1 11 pay ou well to let me sleep on chairs in this bar-o-oom ' Veil " he replied with hesitation 'I haf von room got unt in t two bed is bud der Is von innn dnrealreadv " 'J don t care If there a an elephant in tho ono bed bo I get tho other,' said I "Let's have it right off " Per dog, ho w ill hero nhtay, eh0 ' ,o sir eO that dog goes whero I 3o I'll pay for him like any other 'Christian, put It in tho bd) " W 1th a grunt nnd a shrug tho heavy old fellow lighted about half an inch of tallow candle und telling me ' Como on denl ' led tho way out cf a i side door, aud up dirty, rickety stairs to what might bo called tho front attic" As wo passed a door on tho second floor, a woman's voice called to tho man I suppose sho able ad him what he was doing, as ho answered that ho was only going to show ' ills feller to bet" The room in which ho placed mo was mean in every way ono strip of rag carpet In tho middle, a poor bed undci each slope of the roof lie placed the candlestick on a rude shelf, and with a grunt took his departure J hooked around and did not liko - the appearance of things saw a lot of rough clothing plied on a chair by ono bedsfdei I took tho candle and went quietly over to survey my room mate, I was not prepossessed In Ills favor He was a sallow looking chap with a big black beard, and tangled hair, tho outlines of his figure curled aup under the blankets seemed to in dicate that ho was about seven feet high, and I con Id seo that he was feigning sleep and watching me I determined to "bluff it through " if possibla 1'lacing tho caudle again on tho shelf, I unbuttoned tho oveicont and drew forth my big ' navies, putting them on half cock I twirled tho cylinder mound and looked care full into each chamber then with a high of relief, and as if to sa, ' That's good for six shots unjhow,' 1 laid them on tho bed I was to oeeupj 'Ihen I pulled tho old slouch hat as far over mv cars us possible turned down tho blankets and with boots over coat, nnd hat on, turned Into tho bed Iho pistols I placed ono on each stdo of mc, tho knlfo I laid under ray back I wakened Mac, who totall ex ha listed was usleopon the floor, inado him jump In and llo down closo to me, nnd then pulled the blankets oer ua both 1 (nick! dropped Into n half sleep. A movement from the other creaky bod awakened mo I opened my oyes and by the dull snow light which straggled thiough tho window could see the outlines of tho man in tho other bed, nnd ho was sit ting up. In an instant Iwas on tho alert, but ma lo no movement Ho loaned for ward and seemed to listen then ho dropped down again In nbout five minutes he once more raised himself, nnd for a tlmo was motionless, then ono leg wns put outside tho cover, then tho other, and ho stood erect With tho utmost caution ho Invested his long legs In tho proper garments, and thou, gathering up his other clothing nnd boots in his nrms, ho stole quietlj as a robber out of tho room I heard him descend tho stairs and knock lightly on tho door of tho land lord ft chamber several times ho knocked, then tho door was opened and I could hem tho dull muttering of tho big German, tho shrill whispers of a woman, and earnest, though low tones which must bo thoso of tho stranger Then tho two men went down Into the bai mom, and I decided that I was 'in for it' I crept out of bed nnd went to tho dooi, no lock or e itch was theie I looked foi soino thing to brnco ngalnst it, nothing could bo found One of the two chairs had only threo legs and neither had any back. I was caught In a trap 1 had fonght mj waj thiough every crude, from nrlvnto to cautaln. in the tteld und done every lino of dutj from f ticket to pitched battle, but I never ind such tiylng hours as I passed in that bed I could recognize tho shuttling of stocking shod feet on tho first floor and could heai a steady conversntiou for about fifteen minutes lhcn all was quiet for a time Next I heard a heny but cautious tread isceiidlng to tho landlord s room, and tho woman's whispers were renewed Iho garret-room dooi was open just a crack Theio I fastened raj gaze To that point 1 directed tho barrels of my pistols. I heard the stairs creak, nnd tho wind howl I watched and waited nnd finally I fell asleep. When I awoke, Mac was licking my faco and broad day-light was streaming through tho window, my pistols lay where they had fallen from my hands I felt In my pockets thero was my money nil right Quickly I made my way downstairs In tho bar-room which seemed rather cozy by morning viow, was tho host, who now looked an honest sturdy fellow ' Can 1 havo breakfast for myself and dog Wull, I guess so, after a bit " And all tho timo he was ej eing mo most curiously I took u seat by the hot stove, ho camo and rattled it a little with the poker, and at last said Say, vat mlt dat other feller you do, lasht night, dot you so much him skeer? ' ' Do! ' said I ' I didn t do anything, and as to 'skeer,' 1 11 bet a horse ho wasn't half as much bkecred as I wns, tho thundering big border ruillanl ' IIv Milinmlnj l dot a good ono was Ho comes down all mlt der drimblls und vakes mine wife und she myself vnkes, und he say to me, 'Wot feryou bent to my pot loom op dot feller mlt a vito mask his fate on, unt ton pish tols unt dot pig ploothoun' dog? I shtay not dcr room in mlt no such doothoun' unt murterln' cudtrote ' I iaf do fih airs in do kitchen for him fix unt ho at do daj light leaf mltout his breakfast what for ho do last night paid " In spite of Its very tame, though decidedly satisfactory ending, that was as trying a night as ever I passed in my lifo What Is u Dew I omt In soma of tho Fnglish chalk hills whero shephcrdB feed their flocks, wells are few and far between Now, as water is us necessary for sheep as for human beings, how is it gotP Ilundiods of years ago a very slmplo plan was employed for tho purpose of collecting water, and this plan Is in uso to day In certain parts of hnglaad A pond is lormod and mado water tight by filling in its sides with clay If propor caro has been shown in choosing a situation for tho pond, it will bo found that enough water gathers In It from the rain, dow and evening mists that hang about tho hill to satisfy tho wants of the shoop In fact so ox eollont do thoBO ponds answer tholr purpose that many of them on tho Hampshire hills aro nevor dry. THE FARM AND HOME. THE MAKINQ OF BUTTER PROM SWEET CREAM. A Change for the Hotter, Gray Harris 1b said to have boon u model prisoner while he wue In jalL Ho novcr gave anyboly any trouble Hogan Well, then, It wasn't such a bad Idea sondlng him to jail Ho nevor mado that kind of a citizen whllo he was outside. lexas Sittings. Advanced Dairying nd Itl Tenilenclei ) dimming With Cotlo Total h Doubling the Honor Crop I arm Note anil Home Iltnti Eiroet C renin Duller Almost all tho dlfflcultles aud rUks In making butter occur duilng tho interval botwoon tho milking and tho churning No doubt tjioio aro somo that arlso frra improper feed ing and uncleanllnoss In tho kocptng of tho cows oi In tho process of milking, but all thoso togothot ure not so lnjuiious to tho huttei as eirors in tho management of tho cionra A writer In Countiy Gentle man Bays Iho many mtornal ohangos that occur In cioam by cx posuio to tho ntmosphoto and to vatiatlons of tcinpeiaturo that wo know nio duo to tho action of nu merous vnriotios of fungous getms which incroaso to nn onormons ex tent in the cream in tho short inter nal during which It is kept to llpon, or during which tho milk is kept for tho ercara to rlso, aio a sufficient ex planation of tho commfin defects of tho largest proportion of tho buttei that is made, Tho most careful but tor maker can hnidly escape some of theso difficulties without tho uso of such nppaiatus as xoducos theso risks to n minimum, oi i omo os them altogether And under tho most faorablo circumstances, n sudden change of tho uoather may tender unavailing all tho caio of tho most skillful dairyman Ihis being thus It Is only a iea sonablo thing that tho tondoncy of advanced daitying should bo toward tho making of succt cicam butter And this chango of tho program of tho fine butter makci is not so much tho tosult of any spoeial demand foi this n a mo of butter bj consumers as to tho fact that tho butter so mado reaches them in tho very bost condl tlon and It is tho ndvancod dalrymon thomsoHos who made tho discos oij lo i each this end has boon the study of fino buttor makers for years, and henco bo much has boon heard of methods of ripening cream in tfaoh a manner as to avoid as much ns possi ble tho contact of tho cream with tho air, and to keep it at as low a tern peraturo as rosslblo until tho tlmo comos for tho churning It is not that tho insipid flavor of the fresh butter raudo of Bvoot cream has becomo tho fashion, for this kind of buttor can haidty ovor reach tho consumer because of the rapid chango of tho butter after churning, but rathoi that the buttor bo mado roaches the tablo just at tho tlmo when it, has attained tho sumo de gree of ripenoss ad consequently has tho aomo delicate flavoi and aroma as when it formerly camo from tho churn. Sour cream butter has its best flavor at this tlmo, and overy hour after that It will deteriorate unless it Is poifectly sealed from tho air Ihen, after a time it has gradually ripened from internal slow changes, and acquired its best flavor Uut tho demand now is for butter in tho form of ptessed cakes, all ready for the tablo, and this form neces sarily exposes the buttei to tho air more than if It weio packed in palls or tubs Tho oxporimonts that have boon made recently in churning the sweat cream have all been satisfactory. Thero has boen no loss of buttc, and tho churning litis not occupied more tlmo thau usual Xls buttor has como from tho churn In tho right condition so that it ripens in the in- toival that nccosearily olupeos bo- tweon tho making of it and tho uso of it. rlhe buttor Is ripened instead of the cream lhls should Uo clearly understood so that thoso Intelligent buttermakois who have all along well known tho peculiar quality of sweet cream buttor, Bhould realize this fact, and thus leconcilo It with their knowledge It is a question of toims more than anything olse, and nothing to alarm any ono surplus honey frrim tho hlros, cratos the finished sections, and extracts tho partly-filled and uncapped combs. The extracted honoy thus obtalnod Is, if cured properly, of tho highest grado for tablo uso, and soils for nearly tho prico of tho comb honey if customers aio mado acquainted with its high excellence Tho sections containing tho empty combs ho lotums to tho supois, and florae pleasant afternoon sets them all out without covoib so tho bees can got at them without hindrance, and clean tho combs of ovciy drop of adhoilng honoj in tho evoning, aftet tho boos havo coased to fly, tho tasos aro carrlcl and storod Into tho beo proof honey-hou'-e A handy comb lovclloi ' Is then hi ought into uso, and tho combs lovelcd to even thlcknoss and sot carefully away for next j car IJy tho uso of propaicd combs ho Is qulto smo ho can doable tho whito honoy crop Iho hives after tho honoj is re moved, will havo an extra hlvo con taining oltner frames oi drawn combs, or full shoots of btood founda tion placed on top of each colon to bo flllod with daik fall honoy Thoio should bo a queen excluding honey boat d placed botweon tho biood chambcr and thoso hives, Bono biood can bo started in thorn. Ho keeps tho honoj thus obtained foi feeding and tenting an urmy of bees in tlmo for next jeai s clovei and basswood season llelioriiliin- Ulth Cmistlc 1 otiish. Professor Koborts is nn advocate of dehorning, but prefers to ptovent iho hoins fiom crowing Ho has mado sorao oxpeilmouts in this matter at tho oxpoiiment station which ho sas wan ant tho following recom mendations 1 That for ofllcloncy, choapnoss and easo of application, stick caustic potash can bo Bafoly loeommended foi preventing the growth of horns X Tho earlier the application ia mado in tho life of tho calf tho brttcr Tho following aro tho dlru ons for applying tho caustic Tho hulr should bo closolv clipped flora tho sKln and tho llttlo horn moistened with wutor to which soap or a few drops of ammonia havo beon added to dissoho tho oily secretion of tho skin so that tho potash will more readily adhoto to tho aurfneo of tho horn Caro must bo takon not to moisten tho Bkln oxcept on tho horn whoio tho potash is to be ap plied Ono end of a stick of causae potaBh ia dipped in water until it Is slightly BOftenod It Is then rubbod on tho moistened surfaco of tho little horn. This operation is repeated from flvo to eight times, until tho surfaco of the horn is slightly sensi tive Iho whole operation nocd take only a few minutes and tho calf is nppatently insenslblo to It A slight scab forms ovor tho surfaco of tho budding horn and diops off in tho oourso of a month or six weeks, leav ing a porfectly smooth poll Journal of Agriculture, A Turn j .Lover At I gg Harbor, N, J recently Misi Adello bo am an and August Klein woro to havo beon matrlcd Iho guests had assembled at tho bcaman home btend und evuryhin was in teadincss foi tho ceicinony eseept tho groom. 1 hut individual failed to muko his np ) curanco but sent a note stating that ho had boon called to Philadelphia to tho bodsldo of a sick aunt, from whom ho expected to got money at hoi death iho noto Infoimcd tho bridu that ho would icaih tho place in time foi tho ecu niony, but as It ufteruuid turned Meln missed his tialn When MIsi Seaman was informed that Klein had rot mado his appeaianco and It was suggested to hei that ho mlht havo niis-cd the train if ho was unavoidably detained sho became angry and asked to seo tho bobt man, a formn lover n tuned Hatty Shuefei As a result of tho confucncc Mi Shaofei led Miss oamun lo wheio tho guest weio as hemblcd gicatly to tl o ama ement of tho fiicnds of both und tho weio mm lied Klein airlvod lati i in tho Juv. and was gitatly agitated ovor tho turn artultd hud taken Tho 1 lull mid I he lid 'Iho Neshumlny cieol , in Pennsyl vania in luinj cauonolllltt tho ditches of adjacent faims with vvutct fiom eighteen Inches lo two feet deep Altci j. tccont downpoui thice boys went ilahing up tho cicek and in a ditch tho bos espied Unco hue carp Hopping about Ono of tho boys jumped Into tho ditch and soized tho luj,cst II bh Tho carp nourlj as big as tho boj , had tho advantugo of be ing in his nativ o element, and plunged thiough tho water und mud until tho boj s on f-hoi o thought that their com panion would burely bo di owned Hut at hibt tho tlsh gtow so weak fiom its gieut cflorts that tho bojs diagged It out upon the bank and thciohcldtt until it ceased to struggle Then they lugged thcit tiophy home, put it on tho scales and found that It weighed thlity two pounds well Tho I allacy of large Taaturei It is not uncommon for Inoxpoil enced stockmen to think they havo secured excellent pasturo becauso they can turn into a Held wheio grass is a foot ormoiehlgh Except with clover, and not alwaja with that, a largo growth is not the swoet est and most nutritious Very often, Indeed, the untouohed grass in the pasture field is loft uneaten becauso it lacks tho sweotnoss which cattle found in shorter and more nutritious Wo havo ofton seen tho grass eaten down almost to tho soil ovor an un derdrain, while tho grass growgioen and apparently just as good but un eaten u fow feet away 'Ihen, too, a dressing of minoial fertilizer, eltot potash or phosphate, will do much to sweeten this too large growth Prob ably on most noils tho jjotash adds phosphate also by making what the soil contains more soluble. Ameri can Cultivator iJoubUiifi the White Honey Crop Mr I) Taylor, in Tarm, Stook and Hone, suys that at tho end of the "hlto honey season ho removes all Fnrm Notes Fruit trees do bettei on drained land Many horses aro ruined by caio leBsness In handling Nothing adds moio to tho value of the farm than a good orehuid Giovvlng sheep Instead of taking fertility from tho soil improves it Iho apple boror borlns his woik tho first j ear aftot planting tho trees 1 rim all the wood from J.ho cui rant bushes as soon as tho leaves aio off It rarely if ev oi pays to whip a horse Ihoy yield much qulckot to kind treatment It Is oxpenslvo to keep tho brood bow on corn all winter Givo milk, bran, roots, otc If jou haven't tho cash to pay with, hotter do without something than to buy "on time " Horn Iliati Leather which Is dull and Btalnod can ofton bo restored by n mixture of oil and vinegar, well mixed The covors of lard palls may bo utilized for placing under pots and saucepans when tho stovo is too hot The most flesh foiralng food is sugar Ihln people can't use too much of it, fat peoplo can t uso too llttlo of it A thin piece of Bait pork bound to a wound causod by stepping on a nail or carpet tack will romove the inflammation almost immediately and prevent serious consequences. In cases of Illness whero tho burn ing thirst of tho patient cannot bo assuagod by water or cracked ice it is said that a teaspoonful of glycer ine will affo-d prompt and compara tively long relief PerBplration stains may be re moved from tho arras of whlto woolen or silk dresses by sponging with warm water into which ammonia has beon pourod, and then with clear water Pross tho pluco before it be comes qulto dry. Frabt oldory should always bo honed on the wrong sido, on a soft surfaco, suoh as heavy flannel or foltlng, with a cloan whlto cloth over it and should ho ironed until thoroughly dry. In this way the dO' Bign will bo baauUlully brought out An I Tplodliijr Meteor A tcmaiknblo meteor oxplodednear Pompton N J , ono day rocently In dcseilbintr tho nho lomenon. n wit ness said that ' tho whole sky began toglowbeioto tho meteoi camo tn ieht I heio was no wavering In its couiae, und, as it camo more noarly ovethcad. it seemed to go faster. buddenty It burst, and n thousand pieces of many colois went fly lug in evciy dtiectlon Uho glow, which mingled with tho dawn, lasted for a moment longer Uut It was not until tho light faded away that tho report L.uno Iho light lasted about thirty seconds Costly ltallwny A now mountain i nil way has been constiucted on tho hchafberg, In tho SaUkummergut, often called tho lUgl of Austria The mountain rises irom Wulfgangsee, u beautiful lako situ utcd an hour from Ischl Tho summit is 3900 feet abovo tho level of the lake, and tho length of tho line la about thro and a halt miles 'ihero are sovcral tunnels, ono of which Is DOO feet long Con co 1 ree State, King Leopold of Belgium is sover eign of tho Congo Jreo State, at his death Belgium will succeed to his rights In tho state, and will have the right to annex it In the state at present thero is a population of about 11,000,000, of whom 774 aro 1 uropo ans, of thoso J88 are Belgians Iho Btate is governed by a central govern ment at Brussels, with a local govern ment at Ho ma tho capital of tho state Hillions of House keepers RE daily test mg Royal Bak ing Powder by that most infal- ltbleofalltests, tho test of practical use. They find it goes further, makes lighter, sweeter, finer-flavored, purer and more wholesome food than any other, and is al ways uniform in lis work. Its great qualities, thus proven, are the cause of Its. wonderful popularity, its salo being greater than that of all other cream of tartar baking powders combined. A i II. 1 4 viw" f -t.-ti t -nuite-&, jka iP h A Wt iiw Ji1 ), SJWli-i- ,-aatai."