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The £)oetor's Dilemma
CHAPTER V.
"Martin Dobree!" ejaculated both In
one breath.
"Yes, mademoiselles,". I said, nncoilln*
the tress of hair as if it had been a ser
pent, aud going forward to greet them;
"are you surprised to see me?"
"Surprised!" echoed the elder. "No;
wo are amazed —petrified! However-did
you get here? When did you come/*
"Quite easily," I replied. "I came on
Sunday, and Tardif fetched me in his
own boat. If the weather had permitted
I should have paid you a cull; but you
know what it has been."
"To bo sure," answered Emma; "and
how is dear Juiia? She will be very anx
ious about you."
"She was on the verge of n nervous at
tack when I left her," I said! "that will
tend to increase her anxiety."
"Poor, dear girl!" she replied sympa
thetically. "But, Martin, is this young
woman here so very ill? We have heard
from the Ilenoufs she had had a danger
ous fall. To think of you being in Sark
ever since Sunday, and we never heard
a word of it!"
"Is that the young woman's hair?"
"Yes," I replied; "It was necessary to
cnt it off. She is dangeronsly 111 with
fever."
Both of them shrank a little toward*
the door. A sudden temptation assailed
me, and took me so much by surprise
that I had yielded before I knew I was
attacked. It was their shrinking move
ment that did it. My answer was almost
as automatic nnl Involuntary as their
retreat
"You sec it would not be wise for any
of us to go about," I said. "A fever
breaking out in the island, especially now
you have no resident doctor, would be
Very serious."
Thus I secured isolation for myself and
my patient. But why had I been eager
to do so? I could not answer that ques
tion to myself, and I did not ponder ovor
It many minutes. I was impatient, yet
strangely rcluctant, to look at the sick
girl again, al'ter the loss of her beautiful
hair. The change in her appearance
struck me as singular. Her face before
had a look of suffering and trouble, mak
ing it almost old, charming as It was;
now she had the aspect of quite a young
girl, scarcely touching upon womanhood.
We sat up again together that night,
Tardif and I. He would not smoke, lest
the seent of the tobacco should get in
through the crevices of the door, and les
sen the girl's chance of sleep; but he held
his pipe between his teeth, taking an im
aginary puff now and then, that he might
keep himself wide awake. We talked to
one another in whispers.
f "Tell me all you know about marn'-
telle," I saiil. He had been chary of his
knowledge before, but his heart seemed
open at this moment. Most hearts are
more open at midnight than at any other
hour.
"There's not much to tell, doctor," he
answered. "Her name is Ollivier, as I
said to you; but she does not think she
is any kin to the Olliviers of Guernsey.
She is poor, though she does not look as
if she had been born poor, docs she?"
"Not in the least degree," I said. "If
she is not a lady by birth, she is one of
the first specimens of Nature's gentle
folks I have ever come across. Has she
written to any one since she came hereV"
"Not to a soul," he answered eagerly.
"She told me she had no friends nearer
than Australia. That is a great way
off."
"And she has had no letters?" I asked.
"Not one," he replied. "She has neith
er written nor received a single letter."
"But how did you come across her?" I
inquired. "She did not fall from the
skies, I suppose. How was it sho came
to live in this out-of-the-world place with
you
"I'll tell you all about it, Doctor Mar
tin," he said, and he related how he had
met the young lady in I.ondon.
"Tardif," I said, wheu he had con
cluded the recital, "I did not know what
a good fellow you were, though I ought
to have learned it by this time."
"No," he answered, "it Is not In me;
it's something in her. Yon feel some
thing of it yourself, doctor, or how could
you stay in a poor little house like this,
thinking of nothing but her, and not car
ing about the weather keeping you away
from home? There was a curious thing
—sho had not any luggage with her, not
a box nor a bag of any kind. She never
fancied that I knew, for that would have
troubled her. It is my belief that she
has run away."
"But who can she have run away from,
Tardif?" I asked.
"Heaven knows," ho answereil, "but
the girl has suffered; you can see that
by her fucc. Whoever or whatever she
has run away from, her cheeks are white
from it, and her heart sorrowful. I
know nothing of her secret; but this I
do know: she is as good, and true, and
sweet a little soul as my poor little wife
was. If she should die, it will be a great
grief of heart to me. If I could offer my
life to God jn place of hers, I'd do it
willingly."
"No, she will not die. Look there, Tar
dif!" I said, pointing to the door sill of
the inner room. A white card had bce&
slipped under the door noiselessly—a slg
ual agreed upon between mother Keuouf
and me. to inform me that my patient
had at last fallen into a profound slum
ber, which seemed likely to continue
some hours.
The morning was more than half gone
before mother Uenouf opened the door
and came out to us, her old face looking
nioro haggard thnu ever, but her little
•yea twinkling with satisfaction.
"All goes well," she said. "Your lit
tle mam'zelle doe* not think at dying
yet."
1 did not stay to watch how Tardlf re
ceived this news, for I wai impatient
myself to see how she was going on.
Thank heaven, the fever was gone, the
delirium at an end. Tho dark gray eyea,
opening languidly as my fingers touched
bar wrist, were calm aid intelligent.
Sho was as weak as a kitten, but that
did not trouble nie much. I vat sum hor
Batumi health was good, tad she would
"By Hesba Stretton
soon recover her lost strength. I had to
stoop down to hear what she was saying.
"Have I kept quite still, doctor?" she
asked faintly.
I must own that my eyes smarted, and
my voice was not to be trusted. ( had
never felt so overjoyed In my life as at
that moment. But what a singular wish
to be obedieut possessed this girl I What
a wonderful power of submissive »etf-con
trol!
"I should like to see Tardif," mur
mured the girl to me that night, after she
had awaktnwi from a second long and
peaceful sleep.
I called him and he came In barefoot,
his broad, burly frame seeming to All up
all the little room. She could not ralso
her head, but her face was turned to
wards us, and she held out her small
wasted hand to him, smiling faintly. H»
fell on his knees before he took it into his
great, horny palm, and looked down up
on it as he held it very carefully with
tears standing in his eyes.
"Why, it is llko an egg shell;" ho said.
"God bless you, mam'xelin, God bless you
for getting well again!"
She laughed at his words—a feeble
though merry laugh, like a child's —and
she seemed delighted with the sight of
his hearty face, glowing as it was with
happiness. It was a strange chance that
had thrown these two together. I could
not allow Tardif to remain long; but
after that she kept devising little mes
sages to send to him through me when
ever I was about to leave her. Her in
tercourse with mother Ilenouf was ex
tremely limited, as the old woman's
knowledge of English was alight. It
happened, in consequence, that I was the
only person who could tulk or listen to
her through the long and dreary hours.
CHAPTER VL
My mother wus lying on the sofa in the
breakfast room, with the Venetian blind*
down to durken the morning sunshine.
Her eyes were closed, though she held
in her hands the prayer book, from which
she had been reading as usual the Psulnis
for the day. Whilst I was looking ut
her, though I made no sort of sound or
movement, she seemed to feel that I was
there; and after looking up she gturted
from her sofa, and Hung her arms about
me, pressing closer and closer.
"Oh, Martin, my boy; my darling!" she
sobbed, "thank heaven you are come
back safe! Oh, I have been very rebel
lious, very unbelieving. I ought to have
known that you would be safe. Oh, I
am thankful!"
"So am I, mother," I said, kissing her.
"You have coma back like a barba
rian," she s.'.d, "rougher than Tardif
himself. How have you managed, my
boy? You must tell me all about it."
"As soon as I have had my breakfast,
mother, I must put up a few things In a
hamper to go back by the Sark cutter,"
I answered.
"What sort of things I" she asked. "Tell
me, and X will be getting them ready for
you."
"Well, there will be some medicines, of
course," I said; "you cannot help me in
that. But you can Bud things suitable
for a delicate appetite; jelly, you know,
and jams, and marmulade; anything nice
that comes to hand. And a few amusing
books."
"Books!" echoed my mother.
I recollected at once that the books she
might select, as being suited to a Sark
peasant, would hardly prove interesting
to m,v patient. I could not do better
thau go down to Burbot's circulating li
brary nud look out some good works
there.
"Well, no," I said; "never mind the
books. If you will look out the other
things, those enn wait."
they for?" asked my mother
"For my patient," I replied.
"What sort of a patient, Martin?" she
inquired again.
"Her name Is Ollivter," I said. "A
common name. Our postman's name is
Ollivier."
"Oh, yes," she answered; "I know sev
eral families of Olliviers. I dare gay I
should know this person If you could tell
me her Christian name. Is it Jane, or
Martha, or Rachel?"
"I don't know," I said; "I did not ask.
The packing of that hamper interested
me wonderfully; and my mother, rather
amazed at my taking the superintendence
of it in person, stood by me in her store
closet, letting me holp myself liberally.
There was a good spate left after I had
taken sulHcicut to supply Miss Ollivier
with good things for sous weeks to come.
If my mother had not be«n bjr I should
have tilled it up with books.
"Give me a loaf or two of white bread,"
I M id; "the bread at Tardifs Is coartw
and hard, as I know after sating It tor •
week."
"Whatever are you doing here, Mar
tin?" exclaimed Julia's uuweloome voice
behind me.
"He has been living on Tardlfs wane
fare for a week," answered my mother;
"so now he has compassion enough for
his Sark patient to pack up some dainties
for her. If you could only give him one
or two of your bad headaches he would
have more sympathy for you."
"Have you had one of your headaches,
JaltaT" I Inquired.
"The worst I ever had," she answered.
"It was partly your going off In that rash
way, and the storm that came on after,
and the fright we were in. You must
not think of going again, Martin. I
shall take care you don't go after we are
married."
Julia had been used to speak out as
calmly about our marriage as If it was
no more than going to a picnic. It grat
ed apon me just then; though it had been
much the same with myself. There was
no delightful agitation at>out the future
that lay before us. We were going to
set up housekeeping by ourselves, and
that was all. There was .do mystery In
It; no problem to be solved; no discovery
to be made on either side. There would
be no Blue Beard's chamber in our dwell
ing. We had grown np together; now we
had agreed to grow old together. That
was the sum total of marriage to Julia
and ma.
I finished packing the hamper, and
sent Pellet with It to the Sark ofllce, hav
ing addressed It to Tardif, who had en
gaged to be down at the Creux Harbor
to receive It when the cutter returned.
I was In hasta to secure a parcel of
books before the cutter should start homo
again, with Its courageous little knot of
market people. I ran down to Barbet's,
I looked through the library shelves until
I hit upon two novels. Besides these, 1
chose a book for Sunday reading.
Barbet brought half a sheet of an old
Times to form the first cover of my par
cel. The shop was crowded with market
people, and as he was busy I undertook
to pack them myself. I was about to fold
the newspaper round them, when my eye
waa caught by an advertisement at the
top of one of the columns. "Strayed
from her home In London, on the 140 th
Inst., a young lady with bright brown
hair, grey eyes, an I delicate features;
age twenty-one. She Is believed to have
jeen alone. Was dressed in a blue silk
dress, and sealskin jacket and hat. Fifty
"LOOK THE RE, TARDIF."
ponnds reward Is offered to any person
giving such information as will lead to
her restoration to her friends. Apply to
Messrs. Scott and Brown, Gray's Inn
Hoad, E. C."
I stood perfectly still for gome seconds,
staring blankly at the very simple adver
tisement under my eyes. There was not
the slightest doubt in my mind thnt it
had a direct reference to my pretty pa
tient in Sark. But I had no time for
deliberation then, ami I tore off a large
corner of the Times containing that anJ
other advertisements, and thrust it un
seen into my pocket.
In the afternoon I went down with
Jnlla and my mother to the new house,
to see after the unpacking of furniture.
I can imagine circumstances in which
nothing could be more delightful than
the care with which a man prepares a
home for his future wife. The very tint
of the walls, and the way the light falls
In through the windows, would become
matters of grave iaiportan e, but there
was not the slightest flavor of this senti
ment in our furnishing of the now house.
It was really more Ju'.la's business then
mine. I went about the place as If in
some dream. The house commanded a
splendid view of the whole group of the
Channel Islands, and the rocky islets in
numerable strewn about the sea. The
afternoon sun was shining full upon
Sark, and whenever I looked through
the window I conld see the cliffs of the
Havre Oossolin, purple in the distance,
with a silver thread of foam at their
foot. No wonder that my thoughts wan
dered, and the words my mother and Ju
lia were speuklng went in at one ear and
out at the other. Certainly I was dream
ing; but which part was the dream?
"I don't believe he cares a straw about
the carpets!" exclaimed Julia, in a dis
appointed tone.
"1 do indeed, dear Julia." I said.
She had set her mind upon having flow
ers in her drawing room carpet, ami
there they were, large garlands of bright
colored blossoms, very gay nnd, as I ven
tured to remark to myself, very gaudy.
"You like it better than you did in the
pattern?" she asked anxiously.
I did not like it one whit better, but I
should have been a brute if I had said
so. She was gazing at it and me with so
troubled an expression, that I felt it nec
essary to set her miud at ease.
"It is certainly handsomer than the
pattern," 1 said, regarding it attentive
ly; "very much handsomer."
"Julia, uiy love," said my mother, "re
member that we wish to show Martin
those patterns whilst it is daylight. To
morrow is Sunday, you know."
A little tinge of color crept over Julia's
tlutlefw (ace. We then drew near to thfl
window, fri>m which we could see Surk
so clearly, and Julia drew out of hef
pocket a very large envelope, which wus
bursting with Its contents.
They were small scraps of white silk
and white satin. I took them mechanic
ally into my hand. sal could not help ad
miring their pure, lustrous, glossy beau
ty. I passed my finger* over them softly.
There was something in the sight of them
that moved me, as if they were frag
ments of the shining garments of some
vision, which in times gone by. when I
was much younger, had now and then
floated before uty fanejr. 1 did not know
ABERDEEN HERALD.
any one lovely enough to wear ralmew
of glistening white like these, un!es»-
unless A passing glimpse of the pun
white face, and glossy hair, and dee(
grey eyes of uiy Sark patient flashed
across me.
"They are patterns for Julias wed
dtag dress," said my mother, in a low,
>ci.i«ig tone.
(To be continued.)
F»*a<ah Cedar Is the Bast Wood, but
Comes from lulmu
"There are something like 14,000,000
cigar boxes used in the L'nlted States
annually, and übout nine-tenths of thut,
number are made in this city, where:
the trade rivals the clothing industry in
point of capital Invested, and the uum-;
her of people employed," said a lead : j
(ng cigar-box manufacturer In New
York to the writer. "The material out
of wlilcli the best boxes are made
crrraee principally from Cuba, and Is
known us Spanish cedar. The recent
war with Spain shortened the supply i
and Increased the price of the article i
to tracli an extent that many box mak
ers hive been compelled to use a cheap-;
er and less desirable grade of wood for '
the purpose.
"One New York Arm has been experi
menting with timber from the unex-.
plored Paraguayan forests, which are
said to contain the finest cedar wood
In the world. They have, however, ex-;
perieuced considerable difficulty In sell- j
lng their boxes, as cigar manufacturers j
and connoisseurs Insist that It spoils a
lino dgnr to put It In any bos not made
of genuine Spanish cedar. The latter
wood always retains the flavor of a!
good cigar. Indeed, some people claim
that it Improves the flavor. The reason
given Ut that it grows In the same lo
calttles as the best Havana tobacco.
"Attempts made to use cedar grown
In the United Stntes for cigar boxes
have not been very successful. Tlie
Florida and South American cedar con
tains a peculiar gum that melts when
the wood Is exposed to the heat of a
store or house, and thus the labels and
sometimes the cigars In a box are
spoilt. Of course, the smokers of cheap
er brands of cigars are less particular
about the quality of the wood used for
their boxes, and a veneered cedar,
made from a peculiar sort of cedar that
grows In Mexico, is often substituted
for the Spanish article. But it cannot
be done without the cigar dealers find
ing It out, and the consequence Is that
oven a good cigar when packed in such
a box sells at a disadvantage. —Wash-
ington Star.
Too Good to Be True, Though a Sober
Man 'leiie it.
"Xever had such a shock In my life. l
I questioned for a few minutes whether
I was In my right mind. I was sick,
and good und sick at that. I called up
ceetitral, and was Informed In one of
the most pleasant voices 1 ever heard
that they were busy on the Hue of my
regular physician. Just as I was go
ing to cut loose on a string of profanity
she said: 'You're sick, sir. 1 can tell
from your voice. I'll call physicians till
I get one. Meantime you'd better lie
down.'
"Say, nothing but a dead faint would
have removed me from that telephone.
I listened as I heard her ring for one
doctor after another, always quick and
pointed In her Inquiries, but patient
and not a lost note In that flute-like
voice. I forgot that I was sick, and I
was sorry wheen she finally found a
physician whom she told to hurry to
nie.
"A little later she called up to know
If I needed a uurse. Of course I did.
Just because I wanted the pleasure of
hanging on to that receiver while she
routed up one number after another
until the desired article was procured. J
It was great. When It came to getting
drugs she was only one removed from
a magician. I ordered dainties thnt I
never ent. Just to hear Iter call for them, j
for I pretended a degree of weakness
that would not permit of my standing
too long at the 'phone. The whole
thing was a startling revelation to me.
When I'm well the company is going
to lose that girl or she'll refuse what a
good many mammas regard as a
catch."
Then one of the most desirable ell
glbles In the town went to the telephone
and asked the time, though he bad
three clocks and a chronometer, all on
duty.—Detroit Free Press.
A Queer Inscription.
A queer seutence closes the Inscrip
tion on a tombstone In a churchyard lu
Leigh, England. After announcing the
name and other particulars of the lady
there burled, these words follow: "A
virtuous woman Is 5s to her husband."
The explanation Is that space prevent
ed "a crown" being cut in full, and the
stonecutter argued that a crown equals
3s.
Perambulating Pete—Boss, I ain't nn
ordinary tramp. But every spring,
'bout April, my wife Insists upon elean
ln' liou
Mr. Boerum Flace (Interrupting him
sympathetically!—My poor man! Don't
say another word. Here's a dollar!—
Brooklyn Engle.
A Conservative Claim.
*1 suppose you tliinU you have tlie
freatc*t climate In the country," aald
the U»urlet.
"No," iuld the man who was suffering animals with the elements which their
from a oold. "We don't claim tlx* ua tural appetites crave. This could
greatest tu that line. But we do claim , lot j ja consummated In a restricted
tUe largest variety."—Washington Star. Is showu by the unuatural
rtirnp r—"■K' l ! desire of animals for bones and other
"Isn't It rhUouloua to say Talk U substances which evidently contained
cheapT " j tlie de«lred element. Such animals dls
"Oh, I doa't know. I oould take you P'*y au unthrifty condition uutll the
to a piaee where you'd get dead loads of ; '• e * ,lr °d element Is supplied with salt.
It and a share thrown la for 10 cents." • boneiuealor souie other lugrtdlent lack
-PhUadelpbla Presa. I ln * lu re sular ration, a balanced
i ration involves a variety of elements
ABOUT CIGAR BOXES.
A DOUBTFUL STORY.
A Fellow-feeling.
hi i
Ltwom from the Dronshi.
Wherever the farmers come togeth
er, the trend of conversation naturally
turns toward the condition of the corn
crop In the various neighborhoods. All
meutlon the clover lield planted to corn
as being their best prospect. In many
cases where barnyard manure had
been applied U) the spring, the corn 'S
very seriously damaged. New ground
planted to corn has been noticeably af
fected by drought, and in many cases
practically no grain will be secured
from such tields.
Such conditions, so plain to us now,
should direct us to different plans for
raising anothr crop. We all know
that a good clover field will give a sat
isfactory account of itself when condi
tions are fuvorable, and If it shows that
It Is better able than other fields to
pass through dry weather, surely the
farmer should plan to have more clo
ver sod to turn under for corn. In
many cases the manure has done dam
age by causing the corn to dry up. It
has not rotted In the soli. The coarse
stray has not allowed the land to re
talu Its normal amount of moisture.
Keally the manure has not been on
the ground long enough to become thor
oughly incoriKjrated in the soil, and It
acts as a foreign body, cutting off the
supply of molstura llad the manure
been applied to the growing clover, the
clover growth would have been much
greater and the unused manure would
have been converted Into rich earth by
the time the field had been planted to
corn. Where the clover has been ma
nured the soil will hold even more
than the normal amount of moisture
when It Is broken up and planted to
corn.
It Is little trouble to raise good crops
when the seasons are especially favor
able. Then every farmer has gra'n to
sell, or fat stock to place on the mar
ket. and prices are likely to be very
low. The unfavorable year selects out
the Intelligent, thinking farmer and
gives him paying yields. He Is pre
pared to take stock not fatted at a low
figure and sell them In the market at
very high prices. To the Intelligent,
thinking farmer the off year In crops
Is not so disastrous after all.—lndianap
olis News.
L<m by Flies.
At the Wisconsin Station they divid
ed fourteen cows Into two lots, as near
ly equal In condition as they could make
them, and one-half were sent to pasture
according to the usual custom of farm
ers, though In a small field with plenty
of shade during the day. The others
were kept during the day In a comfort
able stable with screen doors and win
dows, but allowed to feed In the pas
ture during night and the early morn
ing. It was found that these produced
20 per cent more butter than those In
the pasture during the day, as the lat
ter were kept moving all of the time by
the llies. On an low A dairy farm they
obtained more milk from cows kept in
a dark stable without screens during
the day and let out to graze at night,
than they did from those In pasture all
day and in stable at night. Similar re
sults have beau obtained by the spray
ing of cattle with something to repel
the flies, but most of these repellants
have an odor that fills the air In the
stable and may Injure the milk or but
ter. If not very carefully used. There's
nothing better than a sponge or damp
cloth Just made moist with kerosene,
nud wiped lightly over the top of the
head, along the back and over the legs,
using It even- morning Just after milk
ing. The odor evaporates before the
next milking, If not used too freely.—
Exchange.
Rennvitina the Pol'.
That humus Is necessary in the soil
and that the plowing under of non-ul
trogenous plant growth Is valuable will
not be questioned, but the farmers who
have been successful with this plan
are warued against the Idea which Is
becoming somewhat general that this
course will make manuring of any kin J
unnecessary. It Is true that there muy
be conditions where the use of fertiliz
ers seems unnecessary in addition to
the plan of renovutlon referred to, but
6uch conditions are not general. The
farmer who attempts to grow the usu
al rotation of crops and relies wholly
upon the fertility he Is able to get from
the soil solely by the use of nitrogen
ous plants or by the use of humus
making plants, will find his crops
growing smaller and smaller as th«
years go by.
Prnperijr Mixed Diet,
A properly balanced ration for stock
has solved the problem of supplying
which go to make uiuscle, fat and boni
In the proper proportion, and stockinet
are now giving this subject special at
tention, as the best results can only b<
achieved by feeling a properly mixed
diet, t
Carp of HoraM
A few horses do not get as much feed
as they need to enable them to do their
work properly, but there are more, at
least. In this part of the country that
are overfed, especially where feeding Is
Intrusted to those who do not have to
pay for tho food given. In their deslrt
to have the animals look plump and
sleek they glvo more than can be well
digested, and sometimes defeat their
own Intentions by causing such indiges
tion that the horse grows lean. If he Is
not wlso enough to refuse to eat all
that Is placed before him. Nor are the
owners always guiltless In this matter.
Farmers especially are apt to feed too
much bay to the horse, giving thirty to
forty pounds In twenty-four hours,
when from twelve to twenty pounds Is
enough for horses of almost any weight
when there Is enough of grain given.
And many will not reduce either hay or
grain rations when there Is a week or
two of Idleness. This Is a mistake, but
not as bad as that of largely Increasing
the grain feed when there Is an extra
amount of work to be done, or a long
drive to be made. The veterinary sur
geons say that most of the cases they
are called upon to prescribe for are the
results of overfeeding, or feeding after
hard work.—American Cultivator.
The Fnrltler , « Hair.
The farmer's hog should be of me
dium length, deep body, brond back,
straight sides aud short legs, also to
stand well up on feet, said J. C.
Wright before the lowa Swine Breed
ers' Association. He should have a
ijulet disposition and be Inclined to be a
little lazy, so after being fed he will
He down aud get the good of his corn.
He should also have a neat head, well
set on the body, so that when fat and
butchered there will be as little waste
as possible. In producing such a hog
It Is very necessary to pay particular
attention to the parent stock. In the
first place, the sows should be well bred
and a little lengthy, with good, well-de
veloped bodies, good feet and limbs
and should also be good sucklers. The
farmer wants a hog that will mature
early, say at sis, eight or ten months,
and average In weight from 200 to 350
pounds.
Pretrrvlnn Ftiinme»-Mtde Butter.
The main object to attain in packing
summer-grade butter Is to keep It from
the air and from taints. This being
the case. It Is obvious that stone crocks
or Jars are preferable to anything e'.se
as receptacles. The butter should be
molded Into pound rolls, wound with
butter cloth, and packed In strong
brlue. The brine should be made suffi
ciently strong to float an egg, and to
each gallon add two ounces of white
sugar and half an ounce of saltpeter.
It should then be boiled and skimmed
and poured over the rolls of butter
when It la perfectly cold. The process
has been found successful, but It Is a
question If the better plan Is not to
find a market for the summer butter,
even at the low summer price, and
thus avoid the hard work.
Pe«t Time to Freehen Town.
There Is no room for further discus
sion of the question as to whether It is
more profitable to linve cows freshen in
the spring or in the fall, says Hoard's
Dairyman. It has been tried too often
and under too widely differing condi
tions, and without exception, so far as
we are advised, the cow that freshens
in the fall will yield more milk in
twelve months, and the milk and Its
products are worth more money. The
best plan of all probably is to have
cows freshen at different times In the
year—say three-fourths of them from
September to January and the others
at intervals throughout the bulance of
the year.
Demnnd for Henry Humes
There seems to be a much clearer
idea generally prevailing nowadays as
to what a heavy harness horse really
is, and the supply ought in time to
more nearly equal the demand. It Is
hardly worth repeating, says Breeder's
Gazette, that the uuiuber of heavy har
ness horses of show yurd quality has
never in any country come uuywbere
near to tilling the demand.
Note* Abitit Fruit.
For apple scab use bordeaux mixture
every three weeks up to the middle of
July or Ist of August.
In general, especially In small, vine
yards, a thousand vines are pruned too
little for one that Is pruned too much.
ltoad dust, air slaked lime or wood
ashes dusted over small cherry trees U
an effective remedy for the cherry slug. /
Pomona is the best flavored red cur-/
rant and White Imperial the be*;
among the white sorts, according to ojb
of the stations.
Currant worms that appear when tie
fruit Is half grown should be treajeU
with pyrethrum. a tablespoonful tt a
gallon of water.
Tomato plants grown from cutting*
from plants which had fruited are said
to have produced over thirty per cent
more fruit than those grown from seed.
It aeema that the pecau tree has Its
Insect peata as well as the other trees.
It 1* said that the borer, a dirty white,
grublike creature, la oue of the worst

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