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A Dead PastI
$j By MRS. LOVETT CAMERON X
He stood up, facing her, with his back
to the fire. Now that she could see htm
welt, with the Hgnt of the lamp shining
full upon htm, slio could see thnt he was
very much altered. Ho was thin, and
worn, and aged; his hroad, manlr lignro
liad shrunk; his shoulders stooped; tho
eyes that used to be bravo and buoyant,
now looked weary and lifeless. She was
nhocked to seo him so changed. lie
laughed shortly and bitterly as he look
ed at her.
"I have come halt across Europe to
ceo you, traveling night and day through
nil this frost and snow. 1 havo taken no
rest, and scarcely any food for four
days, and all you can find to say to me
at the end of it Is to revilo me for not
keeping out of your way."
"What have you come for?" she re
peated more gently.
"What havo I come for? To see you,
Rosamond to still the raging hunger at
my heart. Because, when I found out
fwherc you were, I could not rest until
I saw you ngaln."
"ITow did you hear where I was?"
she said wonderlngly.
"There was a man, a poor fellow from
this part of the country ho was con
sumptive, I think who met us. I heard
It from him at Mentone."
Mary's brother! She understood it
then. There was a sort of fatality about
It. She sat down wearily.
"What have you been doing with your
eelf, Brian? You look fearfully ill."
"I have been ill for months. We
started, my cousin", Edgar Itaikes, and I,
to go to China, Australia, heaven knows
Inhere. We began by a fortnight in the
Austrian Tyrol, and there I got laid up
with a sort of fever. I have been there
ever since till a month ago, when I man
aged to get down to tho Biviera. I am
getting right now, only a bit weak and
"And a journey like this across Eu
rope, In such weather and in your pres
ent state! What madness, Brian! It is
enough to kill you!"
She looked at him with a kindly pity
ing concern. What surprised herself
inoro than she could account for was
the utter calmness and indifference with
which she saw him. Save in the first
moment of surprise, her pulses had beat
no faster for his presence. His voice
liad no power to thrill her.
"When trust is gone," she told herself
as she looked at him, "then the founda
tions of tho building are undermined,
and with time and absence the idol it
self soon crumbles into powder." Aloud
she said to him. with a kindly reproach
in her voice: "What folly could induce
you to undertake such a journey for
"Do you call it nothing, then, that I
nm here, that I can see you once more,
Iiear your voice, touch your hands?"
He knelt down beforo her on the
Iiearthrug, and took her hand his own
trembled and shook, hers was as cold
ns Ice and as perfectly unresponsive.
"Rosamond, tell me once again let me
liear from your lips that you love me
ntlll. Then I will go. I ask for nothiug
more. That will be enough for me. Tell
rue that, once, and I will leave you."
"I cannot tell you that I love you,
llrian," she said coldly, wondering, as
she spoke, at the fearful evidence of
selfishness of which such words, from
this man to her whose life he had spoil
ed, gave evidence.
"You cannot say so! Do you mean
that you do not love me, Rosamond? It
is Impossible! You cannot have ceased
to care for me."
She withdrew her hands from his, and
reached them up behind her head with a
weary action. Her eyes wandered away
from his pleading, earnest face that was
haggard with passion and misery. For a
moment or two she was silent, then very
nlowly she said:
"The one thing under the sun which
is absolutely impossible, Brian, is to re
kindle the ashes of a dead fire."
He rose from his kneeling attitude at
her feet, and stood with his hack to the
mantelpiece. Then he drew a long, shiv
"Ah! Jt Is dead, then," he said, almost
In a whisper.
"Yes," she answered, still not looking
at him. "It is dead. Thank God! thank
There was silence between them for
the space of four or five minutes abso
lute silence, during which the clock tick
ed steadily and the fire logs sparkled
and crackled, and Brian Desmond faced
tho bitterest and crudest moment of his
It was Rosamond who spoke first.
"You have left your wife, Brian, at
"My wife! Good heavens! Surely you
know you must have heard!"
She looked at him with Interest.
"What iB it? I havo heard nothing."
"Is It possible that you do not know
that my wife left me before I went
"Your wife left you!" she repeated In
a voice of dismay. "Do you mean that
you are not living with her that you
are separated from her?"
"She, at all events, has separated her
self from me," he said bitterly. "It
seems that no woman can stick to me
now. Very likely I deserve It."
"But, Brian," she cried eagerly, "I
don't understand! Do you mean that
she left her home and went away? What
made her leave you?"
"Her own Idiotic jealousy," he replied
irritably. "Some one, I believe, saw us
tojether that one evening do you re
member Jt, Rosamond?"
Could ho ever forget It? Although
(he anguish of it was past, tho bare
repollection of that day In London was
eutllclent to make her shudder.
"Yes, yes, go on," she said, hastily.
f'l don't know who it was. Either an
Interfering young fool, called Sir Roy
Grantloy, who Imagined himself to be iu
lore with hor, or eJso a mischief-making
woman called Talbot, I never can make
outl which; but oo of them must have
eel us together and told her. She wrote
mo a sensational letter and left my
"But, Brian, surely, surety, that atone
could not have led her to such a strong
"Oh, she was always jealous about
you! She found out she know. I believe
that tt was you, and not her, whom I
"And tt Is I I who have worked
her all this woo and agony!" she moaned.
"Oh. what can I do? What can I do?"
"Do not distress yourself, Rosamond.
Kitten was not like you: she is a mere
child, a creature with no depth or power
of feeling; she has tho Inconsequence of
immaturity, not the heart of a woman.
I do not think she has the power to feel
much; she la but a baby."
"Ah, do not tnink It!" cried Rosamond
eagerly. "DO not flatter yourself with
such a delusion, Brian. Would a child
and baby a mere shallow, heartless
creature as you call her have left her
home, her comforts you if she had
not suffered acutely?"
"Ah, you do .not know her, her tittle
baby ways, her keen pleasure In trifles,
her rapid changes of manner and of
"What has that to do with It?" cried
Rosamond, with an impatient wave of
her hand. "No, I do not know her, but
I think I know her better than you do;
that must be a nature that can love In
tensely, and to whom lovo Is cither life
or death. She might have been childish,
but you have mistaken iue.xpcrience for
ignorance, and the trustfulness of youth
for an evidence of heartlcssncss Brian,
find your wife and take her back to your
heart and to your love. To her you are
all the world to me, thank God, you
"Is it, indeed, as you said last night,
dead ashes?" he asked, looking wist
fully Into her dark eyes and grasping
her hand tightly.
"Absolutely and entirely," she answer
ed with that brisk coldness of voice,
that cheerful iciness of expression, which
is a more effectual extinguisher of love's
hope than a passion of reproaches or n
whole volume of angry denial.
"Where is that girl, Ann?"
"She is out In the park, ma'am."
"She is always out in the park. It
isn't fit for her to be out at nil in such
weather, with that cough of hers that
never gets any better. Instead of being
a comfort to me, she is nothing but a
burden and a responsibility. I am sure
I don't know what to do about her and
there's nobody that I can write to for
orders nowadays, with the master and
mistress gone abroad, and even Mr.
Raikcs as has took himself off the Lord
knows where! I think in my old age,
that it is hard to be Baddled with a use
less child like that."
The speaker was Mrs. Succurden; she
stood at the hall door shading her eyes
from the bright winter sunshine, and
looking out over the snow-covered 6lopes
that reached away, one below the other,
till they sank into the dazzling whiteness
of the plains below. She had not look
ed long before she espied between the
black trunks of the beech groves some
quarter of a mile away a small, dark-
robed figure that wandered slowly and
aimlessly over tho crisp, snow-covered
"There she is," muttered the house
keeper, with a pucker of annoyance on
her rorehead. "Poor feckless, half-witted
creature, sauntering along as If it was
midsummer; with no .more notion of tak
ing care of herself than if she was a
baby. Tom," she called out to one of
the gardeners, who was sweeping the
snow in a desultory manner away from
the front door, "go and tell Catherine
that I want her."
She came obedient to the summons,
A small, wisp-like figure of a girl in her
dark dress, with a face that seemed
scarcely human in its absolute transpar
"You wanted me, Mrs. Succurden?"
"Yes. I want you to come in; it Is
not fit for you to be wandering about
in the snow like that. Have you washed
the best dinner service, as I told you?"
"Yes. I have done all the work you
set me to do."
"Come in then, and go and dust the
glass in tho octagon room."
Kitten did what she was told. She
went Into the octagon room. It wan the
room whero Edgar Raikcs used to sit
the room which Brian had once used as
his own, and where the photograph of
Miss Gray stood in its frame with tho
closed brass doors, upon the mantelshelf.
It was a place that had a strange fascl
nation for Kitten. She would stand
wholo minutes at a time motionless at
the window that looked out over tho
now barren trees towards the grey
church tower in the hollow.
Kitten never went Into the octagon
room without dreaming by tho window
for a while, nor without a glance inside
the closed doors at Rosamond Gray's
picture. This self-torture, which kept
her love and her pain alive, became a
sort of reliirious duty to her.
"Was I not right to leave him?" she
would say to herself, almost with trl
umnh. "since he loved her bo much, and
could never, by any effort, havo set me
In her place? Are not nil the mistaken
of this world made by the women who
struggle for a man's love which thero Is
no hope of their getting? Better to let
Thero was a glnss-doored cabinet In
tho corner of the octagon room, It
was filled up to the topmost shelf with
specimens of old cut glass. It was part
of Kitten's duty to dust the glass anu
the shelves, and to rcplaco those yaiun
ble objects In order in their places. Kit
tun. mounted unon a low pair of steps,
was carefully dusting an old goblet of
greentsh-hued crystal, which alio Know
better than Mrs. Succurden could tell
her. was of untold value, being absolute
y unique and unreplarouble; she was
still dreaming about Brian's youth, about
the beautiful girl whom lie liau lovcu
She could hear Mrs, Succurdeu'B voice
talkiug volubly, and with a certain agi
ft f -WJIN
tntton and animation which was unusual
to her, and as tho voices drew nearer,
she was ablo to distinguish the House
keeper a words.
"Tl.ln itin- mln r1r.ni- mft T 1)01 YOllf
no it ii J mini ui-tii , n
pardon ma'am I should have said! ou
haven't forgotten tho way I'll bo bound
dearlo me, to think of seeing "you hero
again after all those years! it uo seem
strango Indeed! And to think of your
living so near, too only at Dunsterton,
and your never having come over to so
the old placo before!
"Wall T Imva lnn,i n nntr Mnll. 001"
II VII, & IIIIIU IT1.VII II I
fnlnlr. In enmlnn tn pt vnn. Mrs. SllC 1rnnl,.fll l'llllllrr IIOIIKO".
curden," replied a clear, crisp voice, with A jirnctlcnl poultry house "My o
a pleasant ring in It, pre-fniitienuy n mlt of four upright piuno iwai..
voice of a lady, as Kitten was instantly lmcks ftuJ t,nds wl,Ici, como to
aware, and how great Is the charm of a removed, together with two
refined and well-bred voice. "I owo It cl 1Lr Iiru ru"?., 7 ' ,.,,,, g tons
to my shame, but to-day. I had a fancy of tho ops. 11 o twe i rem, tilth w
to bring my friend. Col. Trefu.-K to arc Inclosed nt the middle end 1 of the
look at, tho vicarage gables anu ai inn uousc mm ui wiu nu.,
.11 i i - ..mi. . ,.. i.. t..i ..iiiiin inn! or one,
uenr oiu cnurcn, anu nu we irere m uoor uiiiiiu m - -
why, I could not resist the temptation wUlch portion of the houso Is tiRCd for
of coming on across the park." . . "
"Along the old path, miss ma'am, 1
mrnn! Ah. hnw mnnv n lime I've seen
you come springing up tho slope with
your light steps!
They were well within the room iiy
now. The tall lady In her long tur cioan,
and the slight figured gentleman a llttlo
behind her, looking about hlra with
keen, kindly blue eyes, and behind them
both, Mrs. Succurden, in her white cap
and black silk gown, with her basket
of keys In her hand. Kitten, from her
vantage ground at the top of the step,
could see the group Who invaded her
solitude, while they were unaware of her
"You have a great deal of glass here,
said tho gentleman to Mrs. Succurden.
"Ah, you would like to go over the
houses, no doubt, sir," replied the house
keeper. "I will see if 1 can find the
head gardener; he Is generally about at
1L JjkJ t II III
1'IANO IIOX I'OUl.TltV IIOUBi..
the storage of grain. A sloping roof
U l.i.llf rt,.r tlw nlltlro structure, IIIM
li IMIIIV M'l -
the building covered with wiiterjiroor
... .... ,...tl.l lit V
oi li.i . r .1 ,,. fi, paper, tliua ctutiUB oui mi
She led the way out of the room; the , i,,i,,i.n nr
-. . nr frntllillt 111 IIlli wuv Ui iw.iimn
gentleman went with her. The latiy in "l , ... " fr, (ilL,
the long fur cloak made no effort to fob draftB which might rc'' " "
low them. She was left alone, standing joining, iwo wmuu -
I .1.. ..!..! I 1.-tt,n c.1 Lira, frultf nf 1 llfi llOUSO iaClllK
uy mo nimion niivru wnn num - -
often stood with her back to the room, the south, and directly under cat i
n ml It nr nvrw rlrfMpil II noil tilt? YCY ...tw1rit n 1m at I nt Urit u i mule, which
ia i ... ... - i. ilitnui(tn
cnurcn lower. u.ii nfTnril ttie rowis mucii i"vui..i..
Rosamond moved from the window at . ,im mnishlne. Roosts
length; then she did exactly what Kit- ' ' ' , d , tUe mM.
ten herself had done Hundreds ot limes. ; . .
Sh wmir straight to the mantelpiece. n " '-" "
and opened the brass doors of the paint- site the windows.
ed miniature. Slio took it down from Alllr, window (innlrn.
its place and gawd long and earnestly h,m. n Kbolf
at the lovely face, bright with youtt. ,,,;"","; ,,,,,,,,, ln fho ,vlmlow
and happ mess, that smiled back at tier. , '",, .,,
... . , r i. i:...i.. ,..ir,1nn mnnv varieties UTOU led pro-
nne lumen mvii iiihh ic uici"""! , -
leaving the doors of the picture wide mlscuotiBly until the clmrncterlBticrt or
.... ..... 1 . .1 i . .1 A tit A (! It Iff
open. Then Kitten saw ner nice, nuu clleh nre entirely uusuujcu.
behind it that other face, that was the ....-i. .,1,1a,, f nhuits in a Bcpurnto
same, only not the same. The beautiful ,,i,mlI) niui you will bo surprised to
icuiures were iiiiiiiu'rcu, me note tlle difference III tueir npiienr-
as lovely, the prou.l pose of the head . , ts lg .iriinroHi
.imlaf.i 1'iiti 11 utile Tint? Ill Tllf IIV1I11T
. r"""""-: "i"... : . ' u Pvolninon. violets and ferns and nr
woman me curves . i..c ... . .
..e .1 1.....-,.. 1 ...... iiiitittfiii nun riiiiLii: liiuiii iihvihuivij " i
Ul I ill! llieillll-u " "tur in....,.-.. n- -
I 1 1 .1.- 1 1 ,.r ...,,-... mi.i oiw.i Vnn- friiiiii it II tlie rems III Witt
sauupjieu, 111111 lue 11111111 "i ni,u,i mi.. p,.....,
suffering had swept like a storm cloud center of the Hhelf, the tall sword fern
i . t. .....I rn.t.lfiuu IiW.il' . . .1.1 11.. ...III. ,1... I..nti il.lfin I'l.ll
over me once inim unu h.-uhk-i-i ........ m lu(i mmiuc, nuu uiu uiuimn.i.n
But all that Kitten realized at that mo- . . and the beautiful nmldon
nient was one thing alone. rlhia was Har fenl jnH, otllor dnlnty varieties
Rosamond Earle, whom Brian Desmond ng fnm (1(,g(. of tbo B,elf.
Iorp,! ... . ... 'n m, Mid nf the shelf, nt n llttlo
The room swam rounu uer, iier wme- - ' ..
i..i 1 .i-.,..,i ...m (l!tnnce from the ferns, group the dlf
open eyes Kren umu nuu iiu mm - - - ,
1 . .. I ........... 1 IjI. .!, fnn.nt vnrintOu of nrlllirOSCS ill BUCll
HpeiiKauie "uiu'iuiu uiiKU'n" mwu ....... ,
crash, and the sharp ring of broken glass manner thnt contrasts In foliage and
ltA....l ..tt.1..t full ufintti.ri.il 1.1 ...Ill lii hiKi il 1 1 v nntml Oil
IIS lUU llieilllicai hi'1'! r.........-. uiunnuilin .11 hi; n-min; ..w,...
into a thousand atoms upon the parquet tne other blind, arrange the cyclamen
llooring, then a dull, heavy thud, and a l)IoHS01nB nodding daintily above the
little dark-robed form Hllpped suddenly follnBC and the great difference
down from the top of the steps into a , .
. ii... iii. iihiihi1!!.
mi,. mi miimtlon coiiconung the
aisiioBlttoti of tho BtnblO'inmle nmiuire
COtllOB UP US tllO 1)110 UUJJIIlH ID IWBUI IV
formldnulo iiroportloiiH. wy i or wi
heat way of taking euro of It In to
mireiul it on tho llcltift wnero u
i...., ini, tim hoII and bo In ronul
kU nw -----
ness for tlio crop wlileh Is to bo sown
In tho Bprlng. It U 1 to uo sioicu,
i.i..i ,,in..n i4 tbo nit with cement Hot-
turn, which will hold tho Huuld esoro-
incut. If this cannot Do uouc, i"e
store It under a aliod, plaolng it In
liiycrii mid let tho hogH root It over.
If even tlila Is not feiiHiuio, urau "
1.. nit.. not very high and cover with
any old, rough tioanla-alnioHt any
thing that will keop out uiu
which causea tho Ihiuiu iioruu..
An excellent plan is to cimoso u
,. .i,. fiw. nnll 1h of n clay nil-
1I11IW n iinv - - ..
ture, and dig a trench all around the
mince whero tho pllu Is to no, aim .
this way save soiilo of the Ihiuld,
which may lio scooped up and poured
bnck on the pile. Uho tho pile as a
receiver for tho slop from tho house,
and see that It Is forked over Boverui
times during tho winter. Tho main
thing, however, Is to see that It Is pro
tected from tho elements as muuii an
Nnl for Knrm Anlnml".
xr.t fiinnoni ftillv realize the In
portanco of salt to the farm anlmalH,
but they too often forgot to supply It
at the proper time and In proper uuan
titles. Possibly sheep should bo han
dled a llttlo moro cautiously than oth-
i.r animals In this respect, and small
(luantltles doled, out to them dally.
The other farm animals can siueiy nu
tr.iUti.ii with n umu of sail in tno
manger, to which they may havo free
access. Kvcn the swine win no imi-
..,r t n liinin nf rock salt Is nut In the
corner of tho trough, although It Is
lug the mash each day nut in smati
,.iinntHIPH IllSt allOtlt US tllUClI US till!
housewife would use In seasoning a
mixed dish for the homo table. Don X
forget, however, that salt creates
tjilrst, and that animals treeiy suueu
must be given clean, rresn wiucr.
between the careless and artistic nr
rangomontH will be at once apparent.
(nod Kctice (Jnlp
Where the farm Is divided Into a
ij..-tepiicn crowned KB
ir40Dentli nf r
inr.2 ChnrlM V. rn!r,i .t
Hon. UK . . 1' , AMeW
ir02 Rattle of Ilr,.,., .
lflW-Miil.oniet III., Saltan f
died of the dague.
JUO The Maylluw.tr hn&ti
3021 Tlx. UnRluh Cmtnom
freedom of (1Im..i.,.
ifinu Jo in ('iitiiin iu.. ui.... .
1007 Many Scotch CoumtBt
1CS8 King .TamcR II. of Eniliii
tn li'rmiH. mi . . "
orner i ,,w..ri", 1--- 1 n.vin;u.
isually the better plan, with them, to 1710 Klrnt luc if nkm (tatt.
enson tlie slop given them with more Hhed by )m Ilroole7
. i...,u ....if 'l'lilu Is also tho bettor irjr. nu. .1 vn.. ... .. '
11 11 Dim.. - - ivu iu .uuan entered tt
m . ,..1.1.... ....It in fai!u I1U. I I I . '
HIIIl Or IlirillSlliliri num. " iwiii", .i.i-i IIIVIllllTK.
. . 1. .. a I.
Control the lloran.
A Seattle Inventor has devised a
driving hit which places the horse un
dor the complete control of tho driver,
and. If universally
used, there would
bo no more rim
away liorscB. This
driving bit con
tains the ordinary
piece, with rein
rlngn attached, the
rings and mouth
piece being pivot
al together to a
nm vino hit. curved Biiallle bar.
- -..w I fcl'J,
liOKton OcMtrojctl by firt
1775 IirltUli Pnrliarnent orderel
mllnti nf nit A Mit..K ...
......... v (iiciiLau
177(3 Waslilngtoii crested the Dt!t
1777 Gen. Wanhlngtoa morel
troops to Valley Forje.
J782 United States frblt
captured by Hrltinh.
178.1 Clen. Wanhltipton dtliierel
coiiiiniysion to uiurreii
1701 Bank of I'nttf.1 RiiIm
ed discounting In rhiliidpH
I7. Henry Clinton died.
170ft Kreneh Nurrpmlrr fort Ki
tho Itliine to the Anitiiim.
1803 Loulnlatia tnkea twsieMloi
im Benjamin DltrselL Earl rf
coiisflcld, horn Elfrtim
'J'liomas JcfTenoa 11 Pnri
of the United States.
ipu. iioiiepii niiiiin, ipuuun a
mon Urn. lwrn at bbiros. i
. - - 1 11 iwii (BlJit ir.il ii uk uuaivm in
The snnlllo bars meet at the center i809jOH(.,,, j0lnion, puMUto
under the lower Jaw of tho horse and j Cowiers poem, died.
1.1 1 i.M M.... ilui wiirlfiiiriliii. . . . f.L.i 1.
uru uingeu iij ikh, "v .tinny personi pernaea
.....I- r ...... ill,, l.nra linlnir rofi'HHed 1 1...-..1.... . 1U1I.. it I
huddled mass upon the ground.
(To bo contlnueil.)
till V Il.ililta
jliii ijv 1 t ueri? ini: iiiiin 10 uiiiiii-i miw
Tall, slim and bald, Bill Nye was cut number of fields It Is often somewhat
iif lif mifiM'n in nmiim nonitlf mill lit! lilintmin (nol 4r itntiu frrt tn nn
did amuse, even though his humor was q0 to another, and especially when
of a simple and homely kind. The uninials are to be driven from one sec-
Denver Times recajis ma repi iu tlon to anowier oc wic rarm. a gate
correspondent who Inquired atiout 8Ucjj ns here described Is easily placed
Bill's habits of work and life. It was j n section of any division fence,
as follows: I whether of wire, rails or boards. Ar-
n'l,,. tint i.'imflinr Iu hiipIi tbnt I mimn tlin uritnt nf ntioillnc Kn iih tn
cannot exercise in the open nlr I have have Arm corner posts, then make a
a pair of dumb-bells at my lodgings, Kate four feet wide; a light post Is set
which I use for holding the door open, before the ends of the boards nre cut
I also belonir to an athletic club and a f the gate Is erected ns a part of n
pair of Indian clubs with red handles, board fence. Two strong strips are
t niiii.li nf inv robust health to nailed on the gate portion and three
thiH. I strong strap hinges are fastened on
I do most of my writing In a sitting
posture or In nn autograph album.
When I am not engaged In thought I
alb employed In recovering from Its
effects, I am very genial and pleas
ant to be thrown among.
I dress expensively, but not so an to
attract attention. In the morning I
wear morning dress, In tlie evening I
wear evening dress, and at night I
wear night dress.
Getting IHa Money's Worth.
"Why doesn't Tightwad buy his
stamps at the postoiiicc instead of go
ing to that news stand every night?"
"Tlie news dealer handles tho base
"I see. Tightwad buys one every
"Oh, no! You see, nhe papers lay
on the showcase and while tho clerk
Is getting tho stamps Tightwad reads
the score." Detroit Tribune.
burulnc of a theater it
ends of the snnllle bnrs being recessed
1.. rsi.ii, n umiuiiii (dint An overdraw
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chock guard., conslBtlntf of n curved 1813 Kort Niagara captured
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An overdraw check bit passes through jglu Bible societies probiMtrt i
Blots In the upper end of the check
guard. The inventor claims tnnt tne
overdraw check, when connected to
either a snallle tilt or to a stiff mouth
piece bit, is humane In Its action, does
not force the Jaws of the horse open
to an extent to Interfere with tho prop
er breathing, will not pinch tho Bides
of tho mouth of the horse, and will
not chafe and Irritate tho animal.
"No, indeed," slio said. "I can never
be your wife. Why, 1 had half a doz
en offers before yours."t
"Ilijh!" rejoined the young man In
tho case, "That's nothing. I proposed
to at least a dozen girls before I met
No I'irato Crown.
"How Itusslu must envy Switzer
"UecatjHo Switzerland, hasn't any
navy." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
In Hard I.uck,
The Judge Havo you anything to
offer tho court beforo sentence is
passed on you?
Tho I'rlspner-No, your honor; I had
$13, hut my lawyer nppoprlatcd it
the boards where cut next to the post.
Strong hooks and screw-eye serve as
fastenings at the other end of the gate.
It 'costs but little to arrange several
of the handy gates about tho farm,
and they will bo found useful. The Il
lustration shows the Idea clearly. In
Keep (.noil Ilornca.
Wo know a farmer who has not less
than $700 Invested In old plug horses,
says Chicago Inter Ocean. lUngboneB,
spavins, wire cuts, curbs, etc., are con
spicuous when you look over his herd.
Uo has ten or a dozen head, and none
of them can bo depended upon for a
decent day's work. This man thinks
he needs lots of horses with which to
do his work, and he bought this assort
ment because they wcro cheap, Wo
know another farmer with only throe
head that cost f.r)00, but they nro good
ones, and he can do moro work In a
day with them than tho other mnn can
with his ten head. The moral! Is, Keep
less horses, but hnvc good ones.
No Itooin to Ketrent.
Mrs. Do Style Did you ever do my
fighting at close quarters, Major?
Z'TJttolM0' tbereby PromoUn "ore rapid
married life has been spent in a tlat BTlinorlor,
Vail er Front a.
Three causes operate to produco val-
lpy frosts, which are: First, tfta nlr,
made cold on clear nights, boionies
heavier, rolls down tho hillsides' and
settles at tho bottom, Second, tho
winds do not reach tho valleys, which
allows unobstructed radiation of heat.
Third, tho richer soil of tho valloys
inuuces u inier anu more succuiont
rcrdl n if of Hoota In Winter.
The countries that lead In quality of
llvo stock use roots ns food for the
unluialH. Kngland, which gavtf us our
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DCSt lirceus, wuuiu never niivu mum
ho but for her lnrge crop of turnips.
The ICngHsJi market reports give prices
of beets, mangels and turnips ns reg
ularly as do our Journals Tor grain and
hay. In some sections of this country
the root crop Is becoming an Important
one, but we rely mostly on corn, which
produces not only largely of grain, nut
also of fodder; hence It Is cheaper to
irrow corn than roots, but bettor re
sults would be obtained If roots wero
added to the corn, hay and fodder.
Labor-saving Implements now cheapen
the cost of producing roots, compared
with former years, and with tho uso of
roots the food Is moro varied, which
promotes moro rapid growth of young
stock and greater yields from producers.
Clean the barrel thoroughly until nil
bad odors aro removed, Then cover
the bottom with three Inches of salt
and pack In a layer of pork, closely lin
ing the space and covering the whom
layer with Halt thrco Inches docp.
round It down solid with on ax and
Btart another layer, keeping on In tho
same way until the pork is all packed.
Cover the whole with one-half bushel
of salt and lot It stand a fow days,
after which clean cold water should bo
added. A Hunt with a Hat stone on top
will keep the meat from rising above
tho surface, This plan requires moro
Halt than commonly used but Is very
sure for keeping meat,
Blireu on SiiihII iritrni.
A Western wrltor says: A small
grass farm for sheep should . bo di
vided into small fluids of llvo to ton
acres each, according to tho bIzo of
tho farm and tho number of sboon.
Tho land dovotcd to slcep should he
fully Btockcu to uso tno pasturo to tha
best advantairo. and fornt'o crnnn
Bhould ho provided for fall fcodjnff
when nnsturo fulls, and tho ahenn nul
a little extra feed to put them In gloi
condition for wJntet "l
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of Belgium recojnlieJ br
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loin mirpimi wimi". -r-
1832 Termination of citil wit !
1835 Independence of Ttiu
1811 AnHanHinntlon of Sir ffi
.i...... n. PntinL
1842 Texas troops Intade Mei
At tttuliorih nl river.
1818 Asiatic cholera broke wji
United State tnP
.... Louie Napoleon m
ili.nt of French repute
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stroyed by H'e
1852 Annexation of Peja
1851-Armed collisions in ete
1800 South t-'nroima
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1801 I'rlnc limiiij ' . afli
W mi oil Ol .MOiuai-
1S01 Savaiinnh occupied 1 C
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