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STORY 2 We Courtship Standish With Illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy (CupyrigUt, Tb Bobbt- Merrill Company) The Wadding Daij v Forth from the curtain of clouds, J from the tent of purple and scar let. Issued the sun, the great High Priest, in bis garments resplendent, Holiness unto the Lord, in letters of light, on bis forehead, Round the hem of his robe the golden bells and pomegranates. Blessing the world ho came, and the bars of vapor beneath him Gleaned like a grate of brass, and the sea at his feet was a laver! This was the wedding morn of Trls cilia, the Puritan maiden. Friends were assembled togetbpr; the Elder and Magistrate also Graced the scene with their presence, and stood like the Law and the Gospel, . One with the sanction of earth and one with the blessing of heaven. Simple and brief was the wedding, as f-sv: y bit 5 Friends Were Assembled Together. that oi Ruth and of Boaz. Softly the youth and the maiden re peated the words of betrothal, Taking each other for husband and wife in the Magistrate's presence, After the Puritan way, and tho laud able custom of Holland. Fervently then, and devoutly, the ex cellent Elder of Plymouth Prayed for the hearth and tho home, that were founded that day In af fection. Speaking of life and of death, and im ploring divine benedictions. Lo! when the service, was ended, a form appeared on tho threshold, Clad in armor of steel, a somber and sorrowful figure! Why does the bridegroom start and stare at the strange apparition? Why does the bride turn pale, and hide her face on his shoulder? Is It a phantom of air, a bodiless, spectral Illusion? Is If a ghost from the grave, that has come to forbid the betrothal? Long had it stood there unseen, a guest uninvited, unwelcomcd; Over Its elouded eyes there had passed at times an expression Softening the gloom and revealing tho warm heart hidden beneath them, As when across the say the driving v , rack of the rain-cloud 3rows for a moment thin, and be trays the sun by its brightness. Once it had lifted its hand, and moved its lips, but was silent, As If an Iron will had mastered the fleeting Intention. Uut when were ended tho troth and the prayer and the last benedic tion. Into the room it strode, and the peo ple beheld with amazement Bodily there In his armor Miles Stand ish, the Captain of Plymouth! Grasping the bridegroom's hand, he said with emotion, "Forgive me! I have be-an angry and hurt, too long have I cherished the feeling; t have been cruel and hard, but now, thank (Jod! It is ended. Mine is tao same hot blood that leaped In the veins of Hugh Standish, Sensitive, swift to resent, but as swift In atoning for error. Never so much as now was Miles Standish the friend of John Al den." Thereupon answered the bridegroom: "Let all be forgotten between us, - All save the dear, old friendship, and that shall grow older and dearer!" Then the Captain advanced, and, bow ing, ttluted Prlscllla. Gravely, and after, the manner of old fashioned gentry In England, Something of camp and of court, of town and of country, com mingled, Wishing her Joy of her wedding, and loudly lauding her husband. Then he said with a smile: "I should have remembered the adage, If you would be well served, you must serve yourself; and more over, No man can gather cherries In Kent at the season of Christmas!" Great was the people's amazement, and greater yet their rejoicing. Thus to behold once more the sun burnt face of their Captain, Whom1 they had mourned as dead; and they gathered and crowded about him. Eager to sec him and hear him, forgetful of bride and of bride groom, Questioning, answering, laughing, and each Interrupting the other, Till the good Captain declared, being quite overpowered and bewildered. He had rather by far break Into an Indian encampment, Than come again to a wedding to which ho had not been invited. Meanwhile the bridegroom went forth and stood with the bride at the doorway. Breathing the perfumed nlr of that warm and beautiful morning. Touched with autumnal tints, but lonely and sad In tho sunshine, Lay extended before them the land of toil and privation; There were the graves of the dead, and the barren waste of tho sea shore, There the familiar fields, the groves of pine, and the meadows; But to their eyes transfigured, It seemed as the Garden of Eden, Filled with the presence of God, whose voice was tho eound of the ocean. Soon was their vision disturbed by the noise and stir of departure, Friends coming forth from the house. and impatient of longer delaying, Each with his plan for the day, and the work that was left uncom pleted. Then from a stall near at hand, amid exclamations of wonder, Alden tho thoughtful, the careful, so happy, so proud of Prlscllla, Brought out his snow-white 6teer, obeying the hand of its master. Let by a cord that was tied to an iron ring in its nostrils, Covered with crimson cloth, and a cushion placed for a saddle. She should not walk, he said, through the dust and heat of tno noonday; Kay, she should ride like a queen, not plod along like a peasant. Somewhat alarmed at first, but reas sured by tho others, Placing her hand on the cushion, her foot in the hand of her husband. Gaily, with Joyous laugh, Prlscllla, mounted her palfrey. "Nothing is wanting now," he said with a smile, "but the distaff; Then you would be in truth my queen, my beautiful Bertha!" Onward the bridal procession now moved to their new habitation, Happy husband and wife, and friends conversing together. Pleasantly murmured the brook, as they crossed the ford In the for est. Pleased with tho Image that passed, like a dream of love through its bosom, Tremulous, floating In air, o'er the depths of the azure abysses. Down through the golden leaves the sun was pouring his splendors. Gleaming on purple grapes, that, from branches above them suspended. Mingled their odorous breath with the balm of the pine and the fir-tree. Wild and sweet as the clusters that grew In the valley of EshcoL Like a picture it seemed of the primi tive, pastoral ages. Fresh with the youth of the world, and recalling Rebecca and Isaac, Old and yet ever new, and simple and beautiful always, Love Immortal and young In tho end less succession of lovers. So through the Plymouth woods passed onward the bridal proces sion. THE END As Unels Eben Sees It De reasun," said Uncle Eben, "dat some men walks de floor because of delr debts Is because It's warmer an' mo' comfablo dan gittln out and bultdla fences or novella' now." PROPER FORMATION OF TREE HEADS IN MODERN ORCHARDS How to Prune lo Gel Best Results Doth In Shape and Quality ol Fruit Apples and Pears Now Headed Much Lower Than Formerly to Guard Against Any Loss by Wind Storms. iDy L C. CORDETT.) In forming the heads of orchard frees, they should bo much closer to tho. ground than those of ornamental trees. Commercial orchards of ap ples and pears are now headed much lower than formerly, three feet being a very common height for starting the head, while the heads of peach and plum trees arc started even as low as 18 or 20 inches from the ground. The reason Is that in certain lo calities where windstorms are ire luent. a low-headed tree is less likely to be broken, and will lose a smaller proportion of fruit, and does not suffer so much from sun-scald, as tho low head serves to a certain extent as a soade for the body. During tho early years of both orna mental and fruit trees, they should be pruned vigorously, because they make much longer, natural growth during the first ten years, than later. With pears and apples, tho main body branches left at planting time should not be moro than eight inches long. At the close of the first season, when pruning time arrives, the growth of that year should again be short- Top of Tree After Year's Growth. encd to at least one foot, and each of the main body branches should carry not to exceed three subdivisions about eight inches long. The same operation should be re peated the third year, but the num ber of branches carried by each sub iivlsion should be reduced to two. The arrangement of those branches should be based upon tho same prin ciple as tho arrangement of the main 3ody of the trees. One additional precaution Is neceo ?ary with trees which have an up right or pyramidal tendency; the ter minal bud which is intended to form he leading branch from any primary jranch, should be left on the outside ather than toward the center of the :rce. By observing this precaution. :ho plant will have more tendency :o spread. On the other hand, If a tree has a endency to spread and it is desirable 'or any reason to pruno it into tho 'orm of a pyramid, leave the terminal Dud on the opposite or inside of the Drar.ch. With common peach trees, which ire shorter-lived than apple or pear HOUSE FOR TWO I have found the building shown In the illustration about the best and cheapest house for poultry, says a writer in the Farm and Home. For siding I use six-Inch matched lumber md for the roof ordinary sheeting cov sred with two-ply prepared roofing. The studdings are 2x3s, which are Just as satisfactory and somewhat cheaper than 2x4s. This house can be built for about $20 here. It is built In two jnits 6x12 feet each, with roosts, nests ind droppings boards In the rear. As many units as needed may be added. POTATO SPRAY IS PROFITABLE Results for Five Years Show Gain of GoeIly Proportions in Yield and for Labor Applied. For five consecutive years of test tag potato spraying has proven each rear a useful and profitable practice with me. says a writer In the Halt! nore American. The test of three seasons ago was the least favorable of any of the five for tho development of the principal potato disease, late blight and rot, yet vcn In that year the test showed good returns for the money expended and tho labor applied. The results for five years on sprayed ind unsprayed fields show an average jaln of 90 bushels per acre on the iprayed fitld, which this season Is g H-3E jjpj 1 -P T" trees, these precautions are not so im portant particularly In the after pruning. At the time of forming the head, however, this is very Important because these trees are much more 44 I A. A five-branch tree at the end of the first season's growth. B. Re lation of root to top in a nursery tree lifted for shipment. C. How tho roots are cut at digging time. liablo to spilt down with heavy loads of fruit, than the apple and pear. .The general rule in the after-pruning of the peach tree is to shorten tho yearly growth about one-half. Of course this Is not always necessary, particularly during seasons of heavy crop and sparse rainfall, when the natural growth of the plant is very short. Whenever the normal growth Is under eight Inches little additional pruning is necessary, but whenever it exceeds that amount, heading In will be advantageous. This serves the double purpose of preserving a com pact, symmetrical tree, and at the same time reducing the annual crop of fruit. Thus, the fruit which is allowed to remain on the tree receives a larger Plan of Tree at Planting Time. amount of nourishment than would be the case were tho full annual growth left and the treo permitted to bear its normal quota of fruit. The fruit will also bo larger and of better quality. SMALL FLOCKS The partltloryjs of ordinary two-Inch mesh wire nMting, boarded up la inches above the floor to prevent the male birds from fighting. Each unit will accommodate 15 birds , comforta bly, and 20 birds may be Kept if nec essary. Sunflower Seeds Good. Sunflower seeds are excellent for molting fowls and are quite an as sistance to the fowls In loosening the feathers, but they should be fed spar ingly. worth $72 In the retail market at home. The cost of spraying on an average was $2.84 each year. Any farmer can test these figures by planting one acre of ground for two or three years, so as to allow for the sea sons that lato blight and rot are less prevalent The whole acre should receive the same attention as to work and fertili zation, except one-half must be sprayed anywhere from two to five times. The unsprayed must also be kept free from bugs to warrant a fair test. Harvesting Sorghum. Sorghum sown for fodder should not be cut until cool weather comes. The Ideal time Is Just before the first heavy frost If cut before the cool weather, there Is great danger of souring and a consequent loss of the crop. Let the, sorghum alone until time for ths first frost approaches. CHURCH BUILT OF FOSSILS Building Constructed of Blocks Hewed From the Petrified Depths-of a Nearby Swamp. Mumford. N. Y. In Mutnford Is t church building constructed of fossils. At first glance the walls appear to b constructed of rough sandstone smeared with an uneven coating ol grjtty, coarse, plaster; but a closer view shows delicate tracerios of leaves, lace-work of interwoven twigs, bits of broken branches, fragments ot mossy bark, splinters of wood, all pre served against the wasting of time Mumford Church. and decay by being turned into the hardest of flinty limestone. Every block of stone in the four walls is a closely cemented mass of dainty fos sils, literally packed and interwoven. There Is no basic rock at all, but only fossil fibers, which give the rock co hesion and strength. Nevertheless, the stones are light In weight com pared with granite and sandstone. The blocks were hewed from the petrified depths of a nearby cedar swamp. Mumford Is situated In the heart of the great area of rock, once the bed of an ocean, known to geolo gists as the Niagara limestone. It crops out cither in the form of the soft, calcareroua stone, or the hard and moro serviceable blue limestone. The clear, cold water which gushes (rom innumerable springs or flows in frequent brooks throughout the Mum ford country Is alkaline from the lime held In solution. GERMANY'S GREAT MONUMENT Colossal Memorial Nearing Comple tion Is Built to Commemorate the Battle of Leipzig. Leipzig, Germany. Perhaps the most colossal monument in all Ger many is nearing completion here. Leipzig Was 'the scene of three note worthy battles two in the Thirty Years' War and one in the Napoleonic wars. The monument is to commemo rate the battles between the French under Napoleon and an allied army of Austrians, Russians, Prussians and Swedes. Tho monument will be dedi cated in October, 1913, on the battle's centenary. In the accompanying illustration the monument is shown as it will appear when completed. Some of the gigan tic carvings one of them forty feet high are already in place. Even In- Leipzig Monument. complete, the monument thrills you with its colossal dimensions. It is three hundred feet in height, but It is built on such a mountainous scale that its tremendous height is minimized. It faces the city fronting a concreted lake several acres in extent. A broad boulevard will lead from it straight into Leipzig. THE DIMENSIONS OF HEAVEN Preacher Figures It to Be the Equal of a 792,000 "Story Building. Louisville, Ky. Heaven's exact di mensions were figured out in the ser mon of the Rev. M. E. Dodd, pastor of a Louisville church, preached to his congregation recently. In the course of his sermon the preacher said: "In Revelations, twenty-first chap ter, sixteenth verse, nervous Chris tians hare read where the dimensions of heaven are only 1,500 cubic miles. Immediately they jump at the conclu sion that even this space will not ac commodate the vast multitude of which the Bible speaks. "However, calculation will show that this space will accommodate a building 792,000 stories high, and St Is easy to demonstrate that suck a' building would accommodate an la numerable multitude." it U i 1' -.' ... GEORGE S. LOVELACE, Great Commander, K. O. T. M. M. Port Huron, Mich., Nov. 1, 19U.--"Tbe wisdom displayed by the delegates to the special Great Camp Review In Port Hu ron, In readjusting rates of the society, has been fully and completely demon strated." declared George S. Lovelace. "Members of all ages, particularly the younger and older, are transferrins' la large numbers. Misunderstandings are being explained away, distrust Is elimin ated, members are assured that no fur ther raise in rates will ever be neces sary. Today the Knights of the Mod ern Maccabees is stronger than at any time since tho organization In 1SS1," de clared Mr. Lovelace. Some men are so small that a flv cent cigar looks big to' them. A Jolt to Romance. "Hubby, you havo a lock of my hair, haven't you?" , "Next my heart" "See if you can match It In some puffs when you go downtown,." Torture. "I wonder how Tantalus felt," said the student of the classics. "Probably," replied Colonel Stilwell. "like a thirsty Maine man listening to the election returns." Up to Date. "I notlco that young Doctor Curera uses autobynosls in his practice?" "Of course he does. Didn't you know he specializes in motor nerves?" All the world may bo a stage, but unfortunately we can't always hear the prompter. More English Humor. Tho first night Walter Kelly, known to vaudeville as the "Virginia Judge," walked up the Strand he complained, to his English companion that the fa mous street In London was dark at nlno o'clock, "Why," said he, "at this hour Broadway is as bright as day. There Is one sign alone, 'Th Chariot Race,' in which there are $0, 000 electric lights." "But I say, old top," said his English friend, "wouldn't that bo rather conspicu ous?" Musician Wanted. In a parish in Wales where very lit tle English was spoken a general meeting was held to consider the de sirability of putting a chandelier Into the schoolroom. Every one seemed la favor of the idea. "Do you think we ought to have one, Mr. Davis?" said the schoolmaster to a venerable parlshoner. "I agree to it," was the reply; "bur there is ono thing I wish to know. If we have a a " "Chandelier," said the schoolmas ter, helping him out. "If we have a chandelier," the old man continued, "who is going to play It?" THE TEA PENALTY. 'A Strong Man's Experience. Writing from a busy railroad town the wife of an employe of one of the great roads says: "My husband is a railroad man who has. been so much benefited by the use of Postum that he wishes me to ex press his thanks to you for the good It has done him. His waking hours are taken up with his work, and ho has no time to write himself. "He has been a great tea drinker all his life and has always liked It strong. "Tea has, of late years, acted on him like morphine does upon most people. At first it soothed him. but only for an hour or so, then It began to affect his nerves to such an extent that he could not sleep at night, and he would go to his work In the morn ing wretched and miserable from tho loss of rest. This condition grew con stantly worse, until his friends per suaded him, some four months ago, to quit tea and use Postum. "At first he used Postum only for breakfast, but as he liked the taste of It, and it somehow seemed to do him good, he added It to his evenrng meaL Then, ashe grew better, he began to drink It for his noon meal, and now he will drink nothing else at table. "His condition Is so wonderfully Im proved that he could not be hired lo give up Postum and go back to tea. His nerves, have become steady and reliable once more, and his sleen, la easy, natural and refreshing.' He owes all this to Postum, for ho has taken no medicine and made no other change In his diet. "His "brother, who was yery nerront from coffee-drinking, was persuaded by us to give up the coffee and use Postum and be also has recovered bla health and strength. Kama given by Postum Co., Battle- Creek, Mich. Read the little took, "The Itoad to Well villeMn pkgs. "There' teason.- Brtr read tk store letter t A-.ew re !, irae, ue. emu f m latere t.