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MARCUS AURELIUS I
BY HAROLD AVERY
(Copyright, 1906, by
It was wlillo a largo party of us
woro staying ono nuinnior" at a farm
)oti that thb boy picked lilm up
a Httlo, snd-fncod, lopsided, mongrol
T1i.j oltl hoop-dog, who hud long
lost nil rocolloctlon of his own child
hood, trontod hint with that arrogant
contempt with which Ago. that may
ho oald to havo learnt words of ono
syllable, hnbitnally rognrds poor
Youth, still struggling with tho alpha
bet, and In consequence tho unfor
tunnto juvonllo was forced to scok
amusemont In tho society of a litter of
small pigs. Whcnovor you crossed
tho farmyard you wore sure to catch
sight or him trotting about with his
mlnaturo herd of baby swine, his de
jected look, nnd ragged puppy coat,
making him tho very personification of
a poor little four-footed prodigal.
Whether, undor tho circumstances,
it would have been fair to havo
blamed tho pup for his cholco of
friends, or to have Judged him by tho
company ho kept, nre questions which
the rundor can decide, but 1 know at
tho time ho certainly seemed to me to
bo, from an Intellectual standpoint,
hardfy nt nil suporlor to his compan
ions. When you called hlmho promptly
ran away, nnd If you pursued lie would
Ho down and grovel on his back in tho
mud, nnd ns often as you sot him on
his feet ho Instantly fell down again.
"What little mind ho had nppuarcd to
bo nttractod towards modlcal research,
nnd having no ono olse to practice
on) ho frcoly administered to himself
most strange garbage with all that dls
Tognnl of personal risk which charac
terizes a true martyr of science,
A penchant for prescribing for his
owimroal or fancied ailments seemed
indued to Attend him all through life,
nnd oven now, though well advanced
in yoars, it is luudly possible to take
him for a run round tho garden with
out bolng .startled by llftsiiddonly
commencing to cough and choko in an
alarmingly noisy manner over some
particularly long blndo of grass which
lio has rashly undertaken to swallow.
Tho boy, howover, with the same
youthful confidence which caused him
to btillovo that tho vilo Httlo Imitation
meerschaum that he smoked clandes
tinely behind tho hny-rnck would somo
day "color," avorrod that the pup bad
n future before him, and, when full
grown, would bo in some way or other
n remarkable unlmnl. So llrmly did
Lost In Deep Reverie.
this unaccountable belief take root In
his honrt that ho secretly purchased
the object of It from the farmer's son,
the price paid being n dlmo and the
two bottom Joints of a llshlng rod.
This hnpponod tho day beforo we
loft, anil on tho following mornliiK.
while roturning In nn oi en wagonnette
a suddou exclamation from one of the
Indies caused us to glance In tho di
rection of the box seat, and wo wore
surprised to obsorvo a small, brown
face peering down at us from undor
tho boy's olbow, with a quaint, apolo
potlonl look which seomotl to say, "I'm
lioro, but don't blnmo mo."
"You don't moan to say you'vti
brought that little beast with you!"
'Of course I have," nuswerod tho
boy, taking tho mongrol up n his
arms. "He'g mlno; nnd he'a not a lit
tle bwnst. Aro you my beauty?"
. "Ulh! you dirty thing!" oxclnlmod
tho protty cousin. "How can you lot
him lick you?"
"Ho's only kUslng me."
"Woll, don't lot hint do It."
"CIo on!" nnswaiod the boy, with
charming impudonco. "You're Jealous,"
"O'oh!" criud the girl, a dimple com
lug In her soft choek anil adorning It
llko a Jowol, "vory woll, I'll nrr kls
"Won't you? Just wait till wo got
into the train."
'U. boy, that wag long ago now, and
It inn it have baen nearly IS months
beforo I saw the pup again. Oft this
occasion, having called at the boy's
hoina and strolled out Into tho gar
dun, I saw, Bitting in tho sunshine, nut
In the vory center of the lawn, an un
shnpeb, dUM-i.utable looking dog. an-
Joaeph IJ. Ilonlos.)
parontly lost In a deep revbrio, and
wearing on his head an absurd model
of a top-hat. On hearing my footsteps
ho rose and shambled across tho gruss
to moot mo, his bat (which was sq
cured with tut elastic band) cocked
knowingly ovor ono oyc.
"Why, you remombor him!" cried
tho boy. "This Is tho dog I bought at
tho farm. We call him Marcus An
rellus because bo's always meditating.
Ilo's awfully -clever; I'vo taught him
honps of tricks."
Tho animal sauntered up and wiped
his paws on my trousers by way of a
"Hello Marc!" snld bis master. "Sit
Tho dog promptly flopped down full
length on the grass.
"I didn't tell you to dio," cried tho
boy. "Sit up you little blackguard!"
Marc, with his top-hat hanging un
der his chin like a nose-bag, rolled
ovor and entertained us by "dying"
on his hack.
"That's Just like him," snld tho boy;
"It's the easiest trick he's got; and
whenever I tell him to do anything
else ho nlways will 'dlo;' he won't sit
tii or run round after his tall."
Marc having "died" for whnt he
considered a reasonable length of
time, now rose to Ills feet and saun
tered back to bis meditations, this
tlmo wearing his top-hat on tho back
of his nock, as though it was A sol
"What's ho got that on for?"
"Why, I wnnt him to get accus
tomed to It. because I'm going to teach
hint lo woar It when ho goos out Into
"What enn ho, do besides die?"
"Well," answered the boy, "I think
he'd uinko a good sporting dog be
cause he's always digging holes In the
garden, and 1 think he's kill rats If ho
had the chance. 1 tried him once with
a mouse that I caught In the stable;
1 lot It looso on the lMchon floor, nnd
somehow Marc lost It, and It ran away
somewhere, and wo couldn't find It,
and mother made an awful fuss. She
doesn't like Marc, I'm sure she doesn't,
and ho Isn't nllowed oven to Ho In
front of tho dining room fire, but nl
wnys has to go into a basket. Women
never vnluo a good dog; they don't
know one when they see him. Do they,
Tho dog who appeared now to
have finally determined to carry his
top-hat us a chost protector on hear
ing his namo called, awoke with a
start from his reverie, and after a mo
ment's hesitation, as though ho forgot
exactly how tho trick began, turned
slowJy over and "tiled."
Many yetus havo slipped away
slnro I first saw Marcus Aurellus medi
tating on the sun-lit lawn, and though
I knew him as a baby. I 11 nil him to
bo qulto n gray-hnlrod old man. No
top-hat appears raklshly perched upon
his shapeless head, and ho stretches
himself with perfect confidence upon
the sacred hearthrug and suffers no
'Marc," says motlior, with a slight
tremble In her voice, "whero'a your
The dog wags his stumpy tall, but
It Is a heartless proceeding, nnd ho
does not oven ralso his hoad. Per
haps he knows as woll as wo do .that
wide seas roll between himself and
Australia, and long before tlo boy will
ovor think of crossing them ngaln.
Marcus Aurellus will havo performed
his old trick In sober earnest nnd
shambled off down thnt dusty pathway
troddqn years ago by the family of
Juvenile porkers, tho old sheep-dog.
and all the othor friends of his youth.
His Sage Conclusion.
"Well, sail, if yo please, dess go
ahead and flung In yo predestined
pro-ratty, and bo dono wld It!" n trlflo
Impatiently said good Ilrothor Shin
paw. who was passing tho hat.
"I isn't got nil day to linger whilst
yo' proniedlintes ovor tho mattah.
Dess recollect dat do l.awd loves a
rhurful giver, and proffnwm neenw
din'." Yessiih! Toe bo sho'!" pleasantly
replied old Brother IHiuniollck, wh
wrs hesitatingly conning over a 25
cent piece, a dime, a nickel nnd n
copper cent, reposing in tho palm of
his hand. "Well, uh. den, mull brud
dor as I hain't no-ways contribute uis
yuh qunwtuh as churfully as I kin
tllR Injun-headed penny, I doss suits
do notion to do words, ns doy sez .n
Btorlos, and chucks Co cent pleco into
j de c'loctlon dat am belli' took up for
tie heathen, uh-wny off yonuer somo rs.
I dunntth whuh." Woman's Home
Precocity of the Modern Child.
Tlioro Is no doubt that tho thought
ful ohlld of to-day would havo boon tho
mueh-punlshed child of tho past, says
the London Chronlclo. At tho sumo
time tho witty child (loos add to tho
gayety of life, besides on forcing a
higher standard of convocation among
her ropioving oldors. It was a mis
take for inatanco, on tho part of tho
reproving older to tell ono of thoso
wits of tho nursery that if sho was so
naughty bIio would not go to honven.
Tho Httlo culprit goomod lmprossed
I for a brief moment nnd then Bhe guvo
a ronigiUMl sigh. "Oil, woll," sho rG
jnarkml. "I've been to two thoators
and a party and a circus. I can't ex-
ect to go eveiywhcre."
MODERN DAIRY BARN BUILT
PARTLY OF CONCRETE
Plenty of Ujjht, nnd Silo Connected with Feed Room nro
Tho plan is designed for 2l""cows,
and allows ample room for calf pen
and box stalls for bull and cows; nlso
spare food room, liny chute, wash
room and silo. In presenting this
plnn It Is not intended to insist thnt
the arrangement in the only Bittlsfae
tory one. hut tho Idea Is to present
somo Important fontures that are
often overlooked by the builder, and
which nro vlt.il to a well planned
Tito nmotint of space allowed for
the various purposes named on the
plan Is thought to meet the require
ments, so far no tho sqiture oot of
floor space la concerned. The ar
rangement of the space can be adapt
ed to tho needs of the particular loca- J
Tho width on the plnn Is 3G feet 1
Inch outside. There are two main
reasons for adopting this width.
First, It nllows umple room for the
stalls nnd passageways, and, second,
It permits of tho most economical itso
of lumber in building.
While tho length, hero shown is 84
feet nnd 1) inches, this feature is
wholly dependent on tho' number of
MAMJRC AULC V
Floor Plan of
cows the dairyman wishes to handle.
Tho sldo walls are built of stone or
concreto up to the window sills, the
balanco of the walls bolng frame.
The end walls are constructed of
stono or concrete up to tho celling.
A partition extends ncross tho barn,
so that the cow stable can be entire
ly shut oft from the other section.
This Is considered a strong point in
The posts carrying the upper floor
aro 6 by G Inches, tho girders lo by
12, and Joists 2 Jiy 12. ir yellow pine
Is used the joists may be spread 4!M
Inches botweeon centers, but if hem
lock Is used tho distance should be
reduced lo 1G Inches.
Ono of the weakest points In barn
construction is the small amount of
window spaco usually allowed. The
spaco in the plan provides approxi
mately six square feet for each cow.
Tho windows aro sliding sash, mak
ing them nearly twice its high ns
they are wide. Tills arrangement
will admit much more light than the
same space would if tho windows did
not extend to tho celling. A common
error Is to make the windows too low.
The plan shows a width of stall of
3 feet G inches, which Is ns narrow
BREEDING UP BARLEY
Trcutlr.e by Prof. It. A. Moore,
University of Wisconsin.
Wo at tho xVlsconsin experiment
station havo been nt work for nine
years breeding up barley. We are
trying to get two or three good vari
eties that can take tho plnco of the GO
or 70 varieties thnt nro now being
grown in tho ato. We wnnt to get
a variety or n few varieties that will
givo much larger y'clds than tho
avorSj;o of those now being grown,
and I boltovo that wo have already se
cured these varieties.
Wo are carrying on this work lit
cooperation with the United States
department of agriculture It began
in Wisconsin, but soon got beyond
our borders and has now boon taken
up by the United Statos government.
One of tho things that wo aro working
on Is to get n barley that will bo
rust proof. Tho loss from rust In
tho United States is vory large. In
Wisconsin last yoar rust destroyed
soven por cent of our barley, and this
moans a loss to tho farmers of the
stato of about a quarter of a million
of dollars. Wo aro also trying vari
ous things to destroy tho rust on tho
heads of barley. Wo used tho for
mnldohydo treatment for somo years,
but did not find it entirely satisfac
tory, though It Is very valuable, it
kills tho covorod smut but not tho
looso smut. Hut wo have now found
something that o:ns to kill tho looso
smut, nnd that. Is a modification of
tho Swlnglo method. Thnt method
as modified by us is; Soaking In cold
wntor for 12 hours, nnd thon submerg
ing tho bnrloy In hot wator (130 de
grees) for ton minutes. That Kills
tho gorms. Tho fields on which that
kind of barley was sown showed ro
markablo rosults In tho way of barloy
free from smut.
We proposo now to put this treat
ment into tho hands of tho members
of tho experiment station association,
which now numbers 727 members.
These men aro largely tho seed grow-
as should bo ollowod. This width also
fits Into the construction better than
The manger Is planned to be 2 foot
wide and C Inches deop, with slightly
rounding bottom, the bottom being 2
Inches higher thnn tho floor of the
The alloys behind the cows are 1
feet wldo; these give ample room for
tho passage of the manure truck. It
Is designed to take the manure not
only out of the barn, hut nwny from
the barn, and deposit It In n manure
shed or on the field. It Is undesirable
from the standpclnt of construction
to havo a mnnuio pit under the
Btnblo, for tho reason that a concreto
floor cannot successfully be put on
wooden joists, nnd steel joists are ex-
pensive. It is nlso unsanitary to nave
the manure cellnr under the floor.
Tho calf pon should be a feature
of ovory well planned dairy barn.
The ono shown is 21 by 11 feet, with
manger on the front for feeding
grain, , nnd hay rack along the back
wall. Indlvldunl stanchions nre pro
vided for feeding calves grain nnd
The bull pon and box stalls arc op-
.'! 1 1; i"u:ui "
Modtrn Dairy Barn.
proxlmately 10 by 10 feet, which is
considered ample size for this pur
pose. Thero is a full window in each
stall, providing nn abundance of, light.
The feed loom is centrally located;
a chute from the silo enters Into It,
nlso two grain chutes from the upper
floor. The feed room Is large enough
for storage of trucks necessary t,o
carry grain and silage. A hay chute
from the loft above deposits the hay
in the feeding alley.
Xo dairy barn Is complete without n
wash loom for the milkers nnd barn
attendants, and lockers for their
clothes. It should also contain it
Miiall boiler for providing hot water
and steam, as this is a necessary part
of tho equipment of n modern barn.
Milk scalcB, record sheets, milk
stools, etc., may also bo kept hero.
Watering devices may be put in at
tho option of tho builder and are a
nocossary feature of a modern dairy
A silo is provided in the plan at a
convenient location for 'feeding tho
silage. The silo planned for this barn
Is 1G fe'ct in diameter nnd 28 feet
high, nnd has a capacity of about 110
tons. This will provide sllago for 21
animals for six to eight months.
ers of the state. They were formerly
students in tho agricultural college
at Madison. They aro going to uso
this treatment on all tho seed barley
they sow in Wisconsin next year. It
will bo a year or two beforo all tho
seed barley of the state Is ridded of
tho smut; for wo did not find out tho
treatment till this yoar.
Novel Way of
Exercising the Bull
Prof. Frascv, head of tho dalty de
partment of the University of Illi
nois, has Invented a neat arrange
ment for exercising tho herd bull.
This includes a tread power, on which
the bull can work off his surplus en
ergy. A narrow gangway leads from
the bull jien to tho tread power, this
gangway being for the man that leads
tho bull. The animal Is somo feet be
low the gangway, which Is protected
by n strong fenco from a possible at
tack by the bull. Tho herdsman mere
ly has to uso tho ropo attached to tho
ring in the noso of the bull nnd does
not have to uso tho stnff, as tho bull
is at too great a disadvantage to make
On tho trend power In question tho
bonvy llolstctln bull at tho head of the
herd exercises himself dally- for an
hour or more. The tread power is not
nttachod to any ltlnd of machine for
doing farm work, and Prof. Fraser
says ho is "nieroly wearing out solo
loathor." On a farm the power could
bo mado useful for doing any kind of
work that had to ba dono every day,
such as running the separator.
Trim the Trees. It wouldn't bo a
bad idea to go into tho orchord and
romovo tho dead nnd blighted limbs
from tho treos; nnd a dressing of
good barnyard manure nrouud tho
treos will holp to bring a better crop
Milk Tests. Milk teats are tho
foundation of tho Improvement in
dairy cattle. Wo cannot know what
stops to take in improving tho herd
till wo know tho capacity of each cow
to produce good milk.
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Couldn't Flguro It Out
Tho story Is told of lank, dlscon
lolnto looking farmer who ono day
during tho progress of a political
meeting in Cooper Institute stood on
tho steps with tho air of ono who
has been surfeited with a feast of
"Do you know who's talking In
thero now?" demanded a stranger,
briskly, pausing for a moment be
side tho disconsolate farmer, "or aro
you Just going In?"
"No, sir, l'vo Just como out," said
tho farmdr, decidedly. "Air. uvaria in
talking in there."
"What about?" asked tho stranger.
"Well, ho .didn't say," the farmer
answered, passing a knotted hand
across his forehead. Youth's Com
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Boy In Misery 12 Years Eczema In
Rough Scales, Itching and In
flamed Cured by Cutlcura.
"I wish to Inform you that your
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twelvo years of misery I passed with
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with different remedies for about flvo
years, but when tho spot began to
got larger I put him undor the caro
of'doctors. Under their treatment the
disease Bprcad to four different parts
of his body. The longer tho doctors
treated him tho worso It became. Dur
ing tho day it would got rough and
form like scales. At night It would
bo cracked, Inflamed, and badly swol
len, with terriblo burning and itch
ing. When I think of his suffering,
it nearly breaks my heart. Ills
screams could bo heard downstairs.
Tho suffering of my son mado mo
full of misery. I had no ambition to
work., to eat, nor could I sleep.
Ono doctor told mo that my son's
eczema was incurable, and gave it up
for a bad job. Ono evening I saw an
article In the paper about tho wonder
ful Cutlcura and decided to givo it a
trial. I tell you that Cutlcura Ointment
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thero vas a great Improvement, and
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man, 7 Sumner Avenue, Brooklyn,
N. Y., April 16, 1905."
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"The best way to defeat and con
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and strike It between the eyes," says
tho Baltimore American. The man
who Is about to be run down by an
automobile should remember this.
Kansas City Journal,
Tho first requisite of a good
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Tho Nl.NKTT MIM.lON 11USI1KI, W1IKAT CROP
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