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of FnVolous Main MYlUIEQII CrrmtrTf Ml SOMi-MTtWU. COrfl'ANY I 8YN0P8I9. Jo fodman anil her sister Loutle ere eft orrhans. Their prnpertv ha been wept awy hy Urn death of their fa ther ami fhey art compelled to cast about fir iumi mrini to earn a Ilvlnic. IoU Jle anawera an nlvertU-nmnt of an Inva IM who wanta a rnmpanlon. Hha decllnea the position, lyiullfl advertises (or a po sition a companion, and Mr. Haxnrd replies Eh offera I.onlle a nosltlon aa her "serretsry of frtvolona arfulrs " Her ;hlef work Is to ateer Mr. llsinrd's son an.l rtmixMer In tha rlarht matrimonial path. I.oulle talka baeeball to Hap Haa arj and also ralna the ronrlo'enc-e of Lau ra Ifnanrd. The Dun do Trouvllle la be. lieved to ha Interested In Iaura. Mra. Hazard givee a big rei-eptlon and IxiuMe meet many peopla tli In the aoclal world. Natalie Agassis, to whom llnp liss teen pnylnir attention, losea an etn rald bracelet during- the reception. Bha eciara there la not another like It In the world. It develop! that Natalia aa Ipat several plecea of Jewelry under alm llar rlrr-umnlani . llnp takes IuMe In (he baseball Kama. 11a tella her ha la not engage? to Natalie and lias been mired if h' Infatuation. Tha scene ehangra to tha llasard country place, where manv nntahlea have bean Invited for tha summer. Iioulle and Laura visit tha farm cf Wlnthrop Abbott, an author. In whom I -aura takee considerable Inter est. luo de Trouvllle arrives at the Has ard place. IOulle hears Wlntlirop's mo tor boat out lata at nlxht. Nest morning the papers announce the robbery of eev aral nearby homes. Natalie accuses Iou lle rf stealing her ruby pendant. Mrs. Hazard asaures Ioulle of her confidence In her. flap declares his love for t,nulle. Htie reciprocates, but will not admit It as aha fears what Mrs. Haxard will aay. CHAPTER XIII. Tha Department of Correapondenca. I simply couldn't manage to dress In five minute, although Celle. like the Jewel she U, had put out the simplest gown Mrs. Hazard allowed me and began throwing my clothes at me the minute I appeared. I collapsed Into a chair and she pulled the pins from my hair. My face was streaked with tear stains where I had cried, my eyes were red, my nose worse. Celle looked at me In despair while the clock ticked off the seconds fiend ishly ticked off two minutes, to be exact and chatter from the drawing room floated up to me through the open windows. That punctual dinner gong would sound In Just three min utes. "Ah. Mademoiselle, you are 111!" Celle cried alarmed. "You have been crying. If you please, will Mademoi selle' allow me the time for massage? Mademoiselle Is most" "Yes, Celle, I'm a wreck." I Inter rupted in English, "and there's no woman in the world can dress In three minutes. Will you ask Mrs. Hazard to excuse me for this one evening If she hasn't already gone down? Tell her I have a headache; my bead does ache, Celle. Run! If she has gone down como back quickly and hook me every other hook and trust to luck. I'll do my hair while you're gone." She was already across the corridor and I gave my hair a twist, a loop, stuck pins in. blessed the Lord for the curls he had given me, and tried to repair my damaged face with a smear of cold cream. I had always read of shining eyes and glowing cheeks after what I had Just been through; when a man had given me his heart, and had kissed me into ac knowledging that I loved him, besides making me promise all sorts of won- derful promises I knew I couldn't keep. I couldn't, I couldn't, I couldn't. I began to cry again, but I didn't have time to cry. I winked back the tears and smeared on more cream; Mrs. Hazard appeared. "My dear child!" she exclaimed. "What Is the matter? Celle says you are 111?" "Oh, It's nothing, but I've been cry ingas you know," I added hastily, "and I'm a fright, and I can't get dressed before that gong sounds. I don't feel like talking. Would It be too much to ask If I might have a headache and stay here for once?" "Of course, you may," she replied sympathetically. "I should have been the one to suggest it. My dear, don't worry, don't there's the gong! Send Celie for your dinner, and if you need me, send for me. Remember there's nothing to cry about." She bustled out in her dear, fat way. I heard her speak to Hap in the' corridor, and my fingers, smearing the cold cream, trembled against my face at the sound of his voice. He loved me; he loved me; he loved me! Suddenly something Inside me gave way, either in my brain or my heart, I don't know which, and I went for ward across jny dreHslng-table, my greasy face against the dainty pinli and white covering, and had a real cry, a jolly, soul-refreshing weep. "Ah. Mademoiselle ees in ze grand deestress!" Celie exclaimed: "Mad emoiselle ees 111. Mademoiselle 'as nevalre " I knew Celie was In "ze grand dee stress" herself when she lapsed into Kngltsh. I sat up again, wiping the tears from my eyes and the grease from my face. "Get me my dinner, Celle," I said Txtween sobs. "I'm so hungry. I'll feel better when I eat something." She .looked at me astonished. She knew I wa not quite hopeless as long as I was hungry. :M0NEY IN BREEDING FOXES Fur Is So Valuable That Artificial Propagation Is Found to Be Paying Proposition. There Is In Prince Edward island a ,new development which Is attracting great attention in the shape of rais ing of fur bearing animals. It has 'been proved that the climate of the province Is particularly suitable for the breeding of black foxes, and a number of farmers have embarked in mm Mstrauons by Y.L.BARNE5 ".MademolKelle will not faint?" she Inquired. "I'll rot faint unlem you fall to come with the dinner," I assured her. "Now hurry!" - When the door closed upon her I looked Into the mirror and smiled, not t what I saw there, although It wu funny enough, but I smiled because I dosed my eyes ecstatically. He loved me; he had kissed me! I sat there a long time, how long I don't know, dreaming. I had never al lowed myself the luxury of such thoughts. I had pushed thera back and trampled them down, and refused to listen. How dear was that expres sion about hi mouth, and how beau tiful his eyes! I loved the forelock! I had touched It! I covered my face suddenly. My throat was tight; I was suffocating with happiness. I bad loved him from the first. I knew that now. I wondered that I dldn t realize my danger from the minute Mrs. Hazard made her pro posal to me. I remembered perfectly how he had looked at me that first meeting; a silly, unromantic place It was a crowded street, and I bad wisps of hair dangling about my ears. Funny! Silly things like that to come sneaking Into one's thoughts at such a time. I had learned the sound of the gray car; I admitted now that I bad listened for it. I knew his step from the first. I knew, too. that he had al ways been near; and I had to talk baseball to him. It was part of my Job. Baseball? Pshaw! An excuse. Natalie? Gracious, she never had a chance, after he saw me! I must not think that! How awful! But he had said so; his lips said so. his yes said so. He loved me! And I crjed about it to my heart's content. I rose suddenly and weni to the window, with my unfaBtene-i gown falling about me. I sank dvwn and put my arms upon the casemejt. His mother must not know. I coultip't lose her love and trust. I'd have to tell Jo. Of course, I couldn't marrr him; I knew that, knew It, knew It! Be sides, Natalie had said I had taken her silly ruby. I must prove I didn't. But how? Jo would know. Poor Jo! She knew something was goinj; to happen to me. She knew from the beginning I was going to fall in love with somebody! The air was cool and salty aid good against my hot face. Everything was still and the trees cast long placid shadows on the grass from the dying sun. Vincent, tinkering with the engine of the limousine in the driveway below, was talking softly to Henri, the boy who looked after the tennis courts, but the conversation reached me plainly. Vincent was try ing to speak French, and Henri trying to answer in English. Funny! The slang they used, although Henri ex pressed himself fully as well as His Grace. I could bear Wlnthrop yelling to a fisherman. A moment later a motor-boat sounded Wlnthrop's boat and a searchlight faintly pierced the fast-falling twilight. I discarded the evening gown and put on the white flannel dress In which I played tennis. I knotted a blue scarf beneath the collar and tied a blue ribbon around my hair. He loved the ribbon; he had said so once. I wore it when I played tennis And Had a Real Cry, a Jolly, Refreshing Weep. Soul to keep the hair out or my eyes; now I put it on, trying to be a girl again just as I was when Jo and I I would not cry again! One isn't quite broken-hearted when one can eat. I was finishing my coffee when Celie brought me a note. lrnow I went red as she handed it to me. I wonder If I had expected It. tried to speak casually. "Thank you, Celie. I won't need you again tonight. You may go." dldn t dare own It wnue see was there. "But Monsieur requests the answer, Mademoiselle. "There's no answer, Celie," I said, ! without looking at It. the industry with the most profitable results. The fur of the black fox, owing to its rarity, has become ex ceedingly valuable, and the commis sioner of agriculture for Prince Ed ward island states that a pair of live foxes were sold recently for 5,000 and another pair for over 4,000. The price of this spring's pups was over :,00D pair and 1,600 a pair, while a cash deposit varying from 10 to 25 per cent Is being paid for fox cubs that are due to be born tn the spring of 1913. Black fox farming, as I Cello hesitated, looked at me ap- pealltigly. and went out. Then 1 read my tint love letter; My Own: The sun has gone out. the earth Is a barren waste. I refuse to believe there will ever be light again until I can see you. Why did you not come down to dinner? Celle says you are ill; mother says It's be cause you didn't have time to dress. I'm a beast for keeping you. I have spoiled the evening. Are you reully 111, darling? If It's the drcn, won't you come now? I shall wait for you on the stairs. Impatiently. HAP. I kissed the nam that dear, silly nickname and nut the letter In my bosom, over my heart. It wus stiff and uncomfortable, and I wished he had made a happier choice of station ery, but It was very sweet there, over my heart. I watched the moon com ing up, a rim of silver showing along the horizon, then a 6treara of light shimmering, dunclng across the wa ter. He was waiting on the stairs for me! It was dreadfully stupid alone. Of course, no one would disturb me. . . "Are you 111. darling?" . . . Dorothy was playing the piano below. Gracious! Why didn't some one keep her from lnglng Sleepy Song so soon? She'd put everybody to yawning. I kner then why I was necessary. I hoped my fiends wouldn't get mixed. , . . "If It's the dress, won't you come now?" ... I surveyed myself In the mirror and shook my head. I couldn't go down; I didn't want to go. Natalie had said I was a thief! But he was waiting on the stairs for me. and that washeavenly! Now, I always thought Celie an ex ception. She Isn't. She's Just like every other French maid. She takes a fiendish delight In anything that ap pears the least romantic or clandes tine. She came In with a second note, beaming. I looked at ber frowning a bit, and took it. "Celle, you are not to bring anoth er," I said firmly. "Do you under stand?" "Out, Mademoiselle, out, oul! Mais Monsieur!" "You are to go below and stay there, Celle." "But Monsieur sent for me," Celle explained. "You are to stay below," I Insisted. "Ah, Mademoiselle, I dare not dis obey Monsieur." "You are to obey me, Celie," I said in my most Indulgent tone, but quite firmly. "You may go." "But, Mademoiselle, there Is the answer?" "There Is no answer." "Ah, Mademoiselle, there Is the an swer. Monsieur" she finished In English "he will, what you call him, murder me if zere ees not ze ansalre." I turned away to smile. I should have been vexed. It really was most ridiculous, embarrassing, too. Celle was sure to gossip. I sat down and hastily wrote the answer. My Dear Friend: As I do not wish you to resort to murder, and as I need my maid, here is the answer. Will you please not write again, as I have for bidden Celie to bring another letter. Sincerely, LOULIE CODMAN. I read it over before I sealed it, and V, sounded so frigid that I relented ar.d, wrote: P. S. I am not really ill, I am sup posed to have a headache. L. Whe I was alone once more I kissed tfc. envelope of my second let ter before i opened It: Darling, Darling: Why do you deny me one little word? Don't be cruel. I waited on the stairs smoking countless cigarettes vhlch I threw Into that Sevres affair In tba nook just to see Barrows fish them oc.t and keep my m?ad away from the century It. took you to appear. You did not come; yot, did not answer. I refuse to believe I think that maid of yours is a fn,d. Laura has gone to the gate, expeytlng Wlnthrop, I sup pose, and mother Is trying to settle your fiends, or I would make one of them bring me to yji. I could como Into the corridor anel speak to you through the door. May ?.? How many thousand years has it fien since I kissed you? HAP. t was In a panic. He jiust not come into the corridor and B,i?ak to me, and he would; he was Just vrazy enough to do It. I wished frantically for Celle, but she would not cor;;e back. I had been quite positive with her. I sat down and hastily wrote another answer to beg htm to be dis creet, not knowing Just how I could reach him without ringing. , I heard, footsteps along the cor ridor; Celie. was returning, the minx! I had been so positive with her, too! She came in with her hands behind her, looking guilty. I stood with my hands behind me, trying to look cross. "Another, Celie?" "Ah, Monsieur is most persuasive," she replied. "Mademoiselle, do not be angry. It. is the last billet-doux, I promise." She , firust the billet-doux forward. "I hope so." I thrust my billet-doux forward. "There, take that to Mon sieur. It is a silly notion such cor respondence. It means nothing. I shall regard another as Impertinent." "Oh, oul. oh, oul, oul!" squealed Celle, smiling. "Monsieur is most original." I was never so exasperated in my life. I did not read It. I had told him I would not read the next one. I put It away over my heart with the oth ers, where it nestled did it? It did not! It was still more stiff and un comfortable. I wondered what was In it? After all, it came before mine reached him; it was not the next one. I drew it forth, turned it over and over, wondered again and opened It! Its contents were rather amazing: Dear Loulle: Meet me at the foot It is called, does not entail any con siderable expense, the ranches con sisting usunlly of an acre of ground with a steel wire enclosure about fifty feet square for two pairs, containing little houses for the animals. A Poser. "He who puts his hand to the plow," screamed the cross-roads ora tor, "must not turn back!" "What Is he to do when ho gets to the end of a furrer?" asked the auditor in the blue Jean overalls. Youth's Cumpanlon. of the stairs to the tennis court In five minutes. I have something most Important to communicate. HAP. CHAPTER XIV. The Mytterlout Motor Boat. I gazed at the letter, trying to com prehend, and , finally road it over again. It was short, there was not a line of sentiment; It was a demand. Why? It flashed into my mind that it had to do with Natalie's mUslng mby. I did not stop to reason or conjecture. I can 1; tit up a sweater, for tho night was growing cool and already I was shivering. I went out along the corridor, up the few steps to the main hallway, then down the stairs on the other side of the few steps to the gallery, whfrh was an outlet to the tennis courts. Hap was waiting. "What Is It?" I gasped. "What has happened? Has anything happened?" "Yes," he answered, after a mo ment's hesitation. "Something has happened." He caught my band and drew me across the strip of lawn that sep arated the bouse and the courts. "Where are we going?" I asked breathlessly. To the beach. I want to talk to you. We almost stumbled over some one asleep. It was Henri. Hap prodded him with his foot and Henri sat up, rubbing the sleep from bis eyes. "Get np, you idiot," Hap command ed. "This Is no place to sleep." He'll catch cold," I chattered as the cold night air struck my arms and my bared neck. Henri arose and disappeared Into the shadows. Hap helped me put on the sweater, turned me around as If I were a little child, buttoned me and hurried me on to the beach. We clat tered down the steps to the sand be low and sat down Just as we bad only a couple of hours ago. "Now. what is It?" 4 asked. "What has happened?" "You are prepared for anything?" He gazed Into my white face. I know It was white. "You will not be fright ened?" "I am prepared for anything!" I an swered, trying to keep my voloe steady. "I promise you I will not be frightened. I promise!" He clasped my hands in both his own. "Darling!" "Yes, yes?" "I love you." I waited, fearing, dreading I knew not what. "What has happened?" I asked. "Don't keep me In suspense." "That has happened." He smiled. "What?" "I love you." I looked at him In astonishment; he was smiling easily. A sudden wave of anger swept over me. "You have tricked me! I thought it was the ruby. I thought I was sure " Connected thought forsook me. "Hang the ruby!" he exclaimed. "I did trick you, dear, because you are so blessed sensible. Yotir cool little note, which I have here over . my heart, convinced me that you are not at all a comforting kind of a sweet heart, but I hope to teach you. Now, look Into my eyes and tell me you love me! Nothing else matters; nothing else except my love for you. I'm sorry I frightened you again. I raldn't think of that. I only knew wanted you to come, knew that I couldn't wait another moment to see you. to hear you say you love me." He was sweeping me off my feet Rgain. I closed my eyes to steady my self. I wonder If he knew just how much my being sensible had cost me, just hQjv much more it was going to cost me to push back, trample down "I'm trying to be sensible," I said, and the tone of my voice was cool because I was trying to keep it steady "My sister has pounded it into me so, I know my head rules my heart, there's a line in my hand that says so, but It's because I must be sen sible." I gave way In contradiction of my words and swayed forward. His arm went around me. I placed my bands comrade-like, on his shoulders. I was trying to live up to that line in my hand. "This can't go on," I said. "What?" "This seeing you, with a moon like that, and no one near and loving you He kissed me before I could finish. "I must be sensible!" "You love me darling?" "Oh!" "Why must you be sensible?" I thought for a while before I an swered, meeting his eyes unwavering ly. It was hard to put the answer in to words if he did not already under stand th Intangible everything that was the reason. "Do you remember that I'm In very serious position?" I asked him "I've been accused of of being a thief, not suspected, but actually ac cused! Perhaps tomorrow I shall be arrested. That means means hand cuffs, doesn't it? And Jail? It's sure to be In the newspapers. Arrests are a matter of public record, aren't they? Then I will have to vindicate myself? And how? And if I do, the smudge will always be there, my name in the records of the police. Do you suppose I am going to let you expose yourself as my champion? Everybody will be lieve It, except perhaps your mother, and Laura, and and yourself. Miss Agazzlz believes I'm a thief!" "Loulie, will you marry me tonight now? Give me the right to protect you?" "No," I answered promptly, "It's all darned foolishness, Natalie accusing you. She acted on an im pulse. She will be ashamed of her NOT GIVING AN INTERVIEW Author's Manner and Words Left No Doubt That He Was Not in Mood for Talking. In an appreciative article upon the late August Strindberg. which ap pears in Harper's weekly, James Hun eker describes his interview with the Swedish writer. He traveled from New York in the hope of meeting him. It was a chilly night in June when his friends threw gravel at Strindberg's self when she's had time to think it ver." "She didn't1 act on an in. inline; the Isn't that kind. She's sure she's rlthl. o you remember that I was on the balcony at the time she thinks ber meraltl bracelet woa stolen?" "Do you know that before you came he susjiected Wlnthrop?" he asked. "Yes. I know." "It's all a lot of tommy-rot, her sus picions. I believe she loses things. No ono elso has had anything stolen. If we have a thief here he wouldn't stop at one Jewel, where there are so many. If she's In earnest about being robbed, why doesn't nhe go to the po lice aud say so?" 0-ooh! The police!" I couldn't re sist Imitating her. "Well, perhaps she's going to the policy now. That that's what I must be prepared for. She hasn't had time to do anything yet but tell your mother. She won't gossip, Hap; she's true blue, but of course she will do something de cisive after after accusing me. Sure ly your mother will send me away. You see I can't go until she sends me it's a contract. Then I dare not think beyond that! Whatever comes I must face It, with Jo to help me." And me don't leave me out, Lou lle. You're going to marry me. It's the best answer I know to any sus picions." "I'm not goljg to marry you, Hap. I've tried to nuke you see the reason the big reason and there are "Mademoiselle, Do Not Be Angry. It s the Last Blllet-Doux, I Promise." thousand little ones. Don t you sup pose everybody knows about me? That I am a salaried servant? No, there Is no use trying to disguise it Everybody knows my position; I'm not allowed to Torget It. There s a great deal of insurance in the way Natalie indicates a vacant chair when she wants me to fill in at bridge. It rather amuse3 m. Mrs. Sargent sent me for golf balls the other day, actu ally. Yes, I know, everybody is pret ty decent since Laura kicked up a row about that episode at Mrs. Dyke man's, but it only served to make it more conspicuous that Mrs. Dykeman dldn t consider me a guest; I was only borrowed for thev occasion. Please don't abuse anybody. Noth ing has been awkward as I expected it to be. Your mother has been heavenly to me, and society hai taken to me rather kindly, but marry you ! Gracious!" I heard the steady beat of a tnotor- boat and I paused to listen. Hap heard it, too. It wasn't anything un usual, except the Insistent beat of the engine was familiar to me. It must have been making twenty miles an hour. (TO BE CONTINUED.) NAMES OF VARIOUS CLOTHS Chiefly Derived From Their Place 6' Manufacture, Though Not in All Cases. Muslin Is named from Mosul, a cltj on the banks of the Tigris; Cambric from Cambria, a town ' of f France. Gauze is probably derived from Gaza in Syria, although some authorities hold to the Hindu "gazl," meaning thin cloth. Baize, which is commonly thought of as being of green hue, was named from its original color, a reddish brown. The word is really the plural of "bay," and the color is that of the horse which is known as "bay." A form of the word is common In many tongues. Damask, quite obviously, Is derived from Damascus. Silk and serge are both derived from the Latin Seres, meaning the Chinese. These fabrics were first im ported from that portion of Asia which Is now southern China. Velvet is from the Italian velluto, meaning woolly, this from the Latin vellus, a fleece. Vellum is a derivative of the same root a pelt or hide. Bandanna is from the Indian word meaning to "bind or tie," and has ref ernce to the manner of tying knots in the fabric to prevent the dye from reaching every part thereof. In this way spots are left white and a rude pattern remains in the cloth. Alpaca comes from the animal of the same name in Feru. It is of the llama species and its wool is used to manufacture the fabric employed In the making of summer garments. Calico got its name from Calicut, a town in India, once celebrated for its cotton cloth. The List. "Tney say she got .all kinds of money out of her marriage." "She got several kinds. There was matrimony, then testimony, and sh wound up with alimony." window and bawled at him. Present ly a tremendous head on a tremendous pair of shoulders came into view. A volley of words, a verbal broadside, and the window crashed down again. "After the laughter had died away I Innocently asked what be had said as he retired," writes this author. "He told you to go to h and never bother him again," be was informed. A silver set was recently sold in London said to have been made from silver recovered from the Armada. mm VWlm WOOD-LOT IS OFTEN - ... - - , i Beautiful Evergreens Artistically Arranged on Home Grounds. Subh Grounds Make Life Worth Living. In order to get a crop of potatoes we ' plant and cultivate; if we want th best orchard we spray and prune, but we let nature plant and rare for the wood lot, and then we wonder why that wood lot does not pay. The timber crop can be Improved by care for the same reason that other crops can be Improved. Although It takes longer to raise this crop than any other, it can be raised on land otherwise unprofitable or Idle. Such a crop will In the end yield a comfortable bank account, and the value of the wood lot to the farm is greater than the sale value of the crop In the convenience and the sav ing of money by having various wood products at hand, in protecting the buildings and fields from wind and In the beauty of the farm. The time Is coming when thrifty young timber not yet large enough to cut will have a good sale value. The care of this crop causes little expense, and the wood lot offers one means of solving the problem of how to keep good farm help profitably employed all the year. The three principal alms In caring for the wood lot should be to keep the ground thoroughly covered with trees, to have only the beet possible trees and to make them grow rapidly. In order to make timber grow fast care should be taken In choosing the kinds of trees to raise, the soil should bo kept moist and mellow by protect ing the leaf mulch, and the best trees should be given a fair amount of light by making Improvement cut tings. Methods of starting new trees, either to fill openings now in the woods or to replace timber to be har vceted, are as follows: By sprouts! by seed falling from neighboring trees, by sowing seed broadcast and by planting trees or seed. When you look over the woodlot you will find that some of the trees are broken down and some have the limbs more or less broken or injured. Cut out the trees that cannot survive so you can put in a new one, protecting it from stock. There are some things to pay atten tion to In trimming trees of any kind. Consider it as a surgical operation, then you will see the Importance of Borne of these suggestions. When a large limb must be cut off try and leave as email a wound as possible and yet not leave a stub. This makes It necessary to run the saw SPECIAL ATTENTION r wit .v- Enjoying the Fruits of Their Lab After a strawberry crop is gathered the plants will require special cul tural attention of they are to remain for, the production of berries the nuc ceeding year, says Michigan Fitrmer. The limited cultivation possible while the crop is developing in the spring is not sufficient to keep down weedB, so that under ordinary condi tions these are present in a liberal number ind generous size, and demand removal by the time one can get to them after the harvest. O'd plaats that have speut their energy will only obs.mct the chances of the patch for another season. These need to bo cut out with weeds. The oil, stirred but little and packed hard by the repeated tramp ings of the pickers, is in a poor state to begin the growth of new plants and ripen another crop of berries. It should be cultivated. Kill Pepper Grass. F'epper grass Is the natural home of the melon aphis, and it should be de stroyed wherever it Is found near a melon patch. None should be allow ed to grow within a quarter of a mile of melons. Necessary Work in Garden. We are pretty apt to rather neglect the garden after the planting is over, but the planting is only the start. Cul tivation and spraying alone will fiuidh h Job to perfection. W-'- ;c M SADLY NEGLECTED y'-.'r.- i V snug up against the body of the tree above the limb aud alant outward and downward. If you cut snug np to tree all the way you have a long wound that will be a long time In healing, while the other way serves Just as well to prevent rotting aud leaves a small er wound. Always paint the wound at once. Of course In cutting off limbs, see that they do not spilt down. Cut from below first, or else tie the limb up so It can't split as you cut from above. If a stub Is left It makes a place for decay to etart, and from the stub It goes down Into the tree. Small branches can be cut close U the body without Injury. Use sharp knife or saw. Never chop a big or small limb off with an ax. You are sure to make some slashes where they will only do harm later. SUPERIOR MULCH FOR FRUIT VINES Growth of Weeds Is Prevented and Soil Moisture Is Re: tained in Soil. (By A. O. FINN.) The following reasons are given for mulching: It prevents the growth of weeds. It retains moisture in the eoil. It adds humus, one of the necessary elements. It keeps the fruit clean and pre vents mud at picking time. It saves labor, the cost of mulching acre with forest leaves or straw not exceeding $15.00. It prevents deep freezing. It makes the fruit more solid and better for shipping purpose. It prevents the baking of the soil caused by tramping at picking time. It has the disadvantages of encour aging mice and establishing a surface root system. However, we have not noticed any serious damage from ei ther of these effects. The cost of growing raspberries by nature's method, as I call It, is not very great. Picking is a nice Job where there is no mud, no weeds and where the canes have been properly pruned. Don't leave any old canes standing In the field. Don't fail to cut out and burn any canes infested by insects and diseases. TO STRAWBERRIES or A Fine Strawberry Patch. Deep and frequent cultivation la the only way to put. soil in condition, and if it lacks In the elements of fer tility there should be' added and worked into the soil a quantity of fertilizers if tho former is lacking, or both, to replenish the plant food taken out by the last crop. After this ha3 been done the old crowns will s2nd out runners In every direction. If these are permitted to establish themselves at random It would be but a short time till all trace of the old rows is obliterated. The preven tion lies in training the new plants into rows corresponding to those oc cupied by the old plants. This Is done by following a special method of cul ture. Run a horse plow about six inches from the center of each row on both tides, throwing the soil away from the row, thus leaving an undis turbed portion one foot wide. Keep the Best Sows. The late summer and fall market should not be glutted with young brood sows, as they are many times. Young and middle aged sows should be kept on the farm, provided the) farrow fair-sized litters of pigs an take good care of them. Harvesting Is Science. Harvesting day is a science that not all of us have learned. Cut no more grass In a single day than can be taken care of at once.