The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current, March 01, 1906, Image 6

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for The Term of His Natural Life
In the breathless stillness of n tropical
nfternoon, when tho air was hot nnJ
heavy, nml. tho Bky brazen and cloud
less, the shadow of tho Malabar lay
(solitary on tho surface of the glittering
The sun had just got low enough to
peep beneath an awning and awaken a
young man, in an undress military uni
form, who wns dozing on a coil of rope.
"Hang It!" said he, .rising, with tho
weary sigh of a man who has nothing
to do. "I must havo been asleep;" and
then, holding by a stay, ho turned about
nnd looked down Into tho wnlst of tho
Save for tho man at tho wheel nnd
tho guard at the quarter railing, h.e wns
alone on the deck. On tho forecastle.
Bomo half-dozen soldiers were playing
nt cards, or watching the fishing line
hanging over tho cat heads.
So far the appearauco of tho vessel
differed in nowise from that of an ordi
nary transport. Hut in 'tho waist a
curious sight presented Itself. It wns
ns though one had built a cattlo pen
there. At tho foot of tho foremast,
nnd nt the quarter deck, n strong bar
ricade, loop-holed and furnished with
doors for ingress nnd egress, ran across
the deck from bulwark to bulwark. Out
side this cattle pen an armed sentry
stood on guard; Inside, standing, sitting
or walking monotonously, within range
of tho shining barrels In the arm-chest,
were some sixty men and boys, dressed
In uniform gray. Tho men and boys
were prisoners and the cattlo pen was
their exercise ground. Their prison was
down the main hatchway, and tho bar
ricade, continued down, made Its side
walls. It was tho fag-end of the two hours'
exercise, graciously permitted each af
ternoon, and the prisoners were enjoy
ing themselves, It was not, perhaps, so
pleasant as under the awnings, but that
sacred shade was only for such great
men as the captain and his officers, Sur
geon Pine, Lieut. Maurice Prero and,
most important personages of all, Cap
tain Vickers and his wife. 1
That the convict leaning against the
bulwarks would like t'o have been able
to get rid of his enemy, the sun, for a
moment, was probable enough. His com
panions, sitting on the combings of the
main hatch, or crouched in careless
fashion on the shady side of tho barri
cade, were laughing and talking, with
merriment hideous to contemplate; but
he, with cap pulled over his brows, and
hands thrust into the pockets of his
coarse gray garments, held aloof from
their dismai -joviality.
The low-browed, coarse-featured ruf-
fians grouped about the deck cast many
a leer of contempt at the solitary figure,
but their remarks were confined to ges
tures only. There are degrees In crime,
and Rufus DaWes, the convicted felon.
wlio had but escaped the callows to toil
for all his life in irons, wns a. man of
mark. He had been tried for the rob
bery and murder of Lord Bellasis. The
friendless vagabond's lame story of find
ing on the Heath a dying man would
not have availed him but for the curi
ous fact sworn to by the landlord of the
topaulards Inn, that the murdered no
1)leman had shaken his head when asked
if the prisoner was his assassin. The
vagabond was acquitted of the murder,
but condemned to death for the rob
bery, and London,' which took some in
terest in the trial, considered him for
tunate when his sentence was commuted
to transportation for life.
The young man on tho deck caught
sight of the tall figure leaning against
the bulwarks, and it gave him an excuse
to break the monotony of his employ
ment. ''Here, you!" he called out, '"get out
of the gangway!"
Rufus Dawes was not in the gang
way was, in fact, a good two feet from
it but at the 'sound of Lieut. Frede's
voiveMie started, and went obediently
toward the hatchway.
"I'll make some of you fellows smart,
if you don't have a -care," went on the
angry Frere. "Insolent blackguards!"
And then the noise of the sentry, on
the quarter deck below him, grounding
arms, turned the current of his thoughts.
A thin, tall, soldier-like man, with n
cold blue eye, and prim features, came
out of tho cuddy below, handing "out n
fair-haired, affected, mincing lady of
middle age. Captain Vickers, of Mr.
Frere's regiment, ordered for service in
Van DIemen's Land, was bringing his
lady on deck to get nn appetite for din
ner. Mrs. Vickers was forty-two, and had
been a garrison belle for eleven weary
years before sho married prim John
.Vickers. The marriage was not a happy
one. Vickers found his wife extrava
gant, vain, nnd snappish, and she found
liiui harsh, disenchanted, and common
place. A daughter, born two years af
ter their marriage, was the only link
that bound the ill-nssorted pair. Vickers
Idolized little Sylvia, and upon tho rec
ommendation of a long sen voyage for his
failing henlth, he Insisted upon bringing
the child with him. Mrs. Vickers fol
lowed her husband with the best grace
she could muster. When fairly out to
sea she employed the Intervals between
ecoldlng her daughter and her maid, In
fascinating the boorish young lieutenant,
Maurice Frere.
Fascination was an integral portion of
Julia Vickers' nature; admiration was
all she lived for; and even In n convict
ship, with her husband at her elbow, she
must flirt, or perish of mental inani
tion, There was no harm In tho crea
ture. She was simply a vain, middlo
nged woman, and Frcro took her atten
tions for what they were worth. Run
ning down the ladder, cop in hand, he
offered his, assistance,
"Thank you, Mr. Frere. Theso hor
rible ladders'. I really he, he! quite
tremble nt them. Hot! Yes, dear me,
most oppressive. John, tho camp stool,
Pray, Mr, Frore oh, thank you! Syl
via I Sylvia! John, hao you my smell-
Ing salts? Still a calm, I suppose"
These dreadful calma!"
Vickers, with a bow to Frore, saw his
wife up tho ladder, and then turned
for his daughter, Sho was a dellcato
looktpf child of six years old, with blue
eyes and bright hair. Llttlo Miss Syl
via was privileged to go nnywherc nnd
do anything, nnd even convictlsm shut
its foul mouth In her presence. Run
ning to her father's side, the child chat
tered with all tho volubility of flattered
self-esteem. Sho ran hither nnd thither,
asked questions, Invented answers,
lnughed, sung, gamboled, peered Into tho
compass case, felt In tho pockets of tho
man nt tho helm, put her tiny hand
Into the big palm of tho officer of tho
wntch, even ran down to tho quarter
deck nnd pulled tho coat tails of the
sentry on duty.
At last, tired of running about, she
took n little striped leather ball from
tho bosom of her frock, nnd, calling to
her father, throw it up to him. lie
returned It, nud shouting with laugh
ter, clapping her hands between each
throw, the child kept up tho game.
In the midst of this mirth tho officer
of the wntch, glancing round tho fast
crimsoning horizon, paused abruptly,
nud, shading his eyes with his hand,
looked out Intently to tho westward.
Frere, who found Mrs. Vlcker's conver
sation a little tiresome, nnd had been
glancing from time to time nt tho com
panion, ns though In expectation of
sonio one appearing, noticed tho action.
"Whnt is it, Mr. Rest?"
"I don't know exactly. It looks to me
like a cloud of smoke." And taking tho
glass, ho swept the horizon.
"Let mo seo," said Frere, and ho
looked also. ,
On the extreme horizon, just to the
left of tho sinking sun, rested n tiny
black cloud. Tho gold nnd crimson,
splashed all about the sky, had over
flowed around it, and rendered a clear
view almost impossible. ,
"I can't quite mnko it out," says
Frere, handing back the telescope. "We
can seo as soon as the suu goes down
a little."
By and by Captain Blunt appeared,
and taking tho gjass from his officer,
looked through it long nnd carefully
Then tho mizzen top wns appealed to,
and declared that he could seo nothing;
and nt last the: sun went down with a
jerk, as though it had slipped through a
slit in the sea, and the black spot, swal
lowed up In tho gathering haze, was
seen no more.
As the sun sank, the relief guard came
up the after hatchway, and tho relieved
gunrd prepared to superintend the de
scent of the convicts. At this moment
Sylvia missed her ball, which, taking
advantage of a sudden lurch of the ves
sel, hopped over the barricade, nnd roil
ed to the feet of Rufus Dawes.
Tho bright spot of color rolling across
the white deck caught his eye; stoop
ing mechnnicnlly, ho picked up tho ball
and stepped forward to return It. The
dotr of the barricade was open, nnd the
sentry did not notice the prisoner nass
through it. In another instant ho was
on the sacred quarter deck.
Heated with the game, her cheeks
aglow, her eyes sparkling, her golden
hair afloat, Sylvia had turned to leap
after her plaything, but even ns she
turned, from under the shadow of the
cuddy glided a round white arm; and a
"shapely hand caught tho child by the
sash and drew her back. The next mo
ment the young man in gray had placed
the toy. In her hand.
Maurice Frere. descending the lad
der, had not witnessed this li.ttle inci
dent; on reaching the deck, he saw only
tho unexplained presence of tho convict
"Thank you," said a voice, as Rufus
Dawes stooped before the pouting Syl
via. Tho convict raised his eyes and saw
a young girl of eighteen or nineteen
years of age, tail and well developed,,
who, dressed in a loose-sleeveij robo of
some white material, was standing in
the doorway. She had black hair, coiled
around a narrow and flat head, a small
foot, white skin, well-shaped hands, and
large, brown eyes; nnd as she smiled nt
him her scarlet lips showed her white,
even teeth.
He knew her at once. She wns Sarah
Purfoy, Mrs.- Vlcker's maid, but lie nev
,er had been so close to her before; and
it seemed to him that ho wns in tho pres
ence of some strange tropical flower,
which exhaled a heavy and intoxicating
Rufus Dawes was seized from behind
by his collar nnd flung with n shock
upon tho deck. Leaping to his feet, his
first impulse wns to rush upon his as
sailant, but he saw the ready bayonet
of the sentry gleam, nnd he checked him
self with an effort, for his assailant was
Mr. Maurico Frere.
"What do you hero?" asked that gen
tleman. "You lazy, skulking hound,
what brings you here? If I catch you
putting your foot on the quarter deck
again I'll glvo you a, week in Irons."
Rufus Dawes, palo with rage and
mortification, opened his mouth to jus
tify himself, but he allowed the words to
die on his Hps. Whnt was tho use?
"Go down below, and remember what
I've told you," cried Frere; and compre
hending nt orico what, had occurred, ho
made a mental minute of the niune of tho
defaulting sentry.
Tho convict, wiping the blood from
his face, turned on his heel without a
word, and went back through tho strong
oak door Into his den. Frero leaned for
ward and took tho girl's shnpoly hand
with an easy gesture, but she drew It
away, with a. flash of her black eyes.
"You coward!" sho said.
Tho stolid soldier close behind them
heard It nnd his eyo twinkled. Frero
bit his thick lips with mortification, ns
ho followed tho girl Into the " cuddy,
Sarah Purfoy, however, taking tho as
tonished Sylvia by tho hand, glided Into
her mistress' cabin with a scornful laugh
and shut tho door behind her.
cnAP'raii in.
Convictlsm having been safely got un
der hatches, and put to bed In Its gov
ernment allowance of sixteen Inches of
space per man, cut a llttlo short by egl
gencles of shipboard, tho cuddy was
wont to pass somo not unpleasant even
ings. Mrs, Vickers, who wns poetical
and owned a guitar, was also musical,
and sung to it. Captain Blunt wns n
jovial, coarse fellow; Burgeon Pine had
a mania for story tolltng, whllo if Vick
ers wns sometimes dull, Froro wns al
ways hearty. Moreover, tho table was
well served, nnd tho sultry evenings
passed nwny with n rapidity of which
tho wild boasts 'tween decks had no
conception. On thl particular oven
Ing, uowtfvcr, tho cuddy was dull. Din
ner fell flat, nnd conversation languish
ed. "No signs or n breeze. Mr. Best?"
asked Blunt, as thp first officer- enmo In
and took his seat.
"None, sir."
"Theso ho ho! awful calms," says
Mrs. Vickers. "A wcok, Is It not, Cap
tain Blunt?"
"Thirteen days, mum," growled Blunt.
"It Is Infamous tho - way they crowd
theso ships. Hero wo havo over two
hundred souls on board, and not boat
room for half of 'om."
"Two hundred soulsf Surely not,"
says Vickers. "By tho regulations "
"Ono hundred nnd eighty convicts,
fifty soldiers, thirty In ship's crew, nil
told, and how many? one, two, thrco
seven In the cuddy. How mnny do
you mnko that?"
"Wo nro just n llttlo crowded this
time," says Best.
"It Is very wrong." says Vickers,
pompously, "very wrong. By tho regu
lations "
But the subject of the regulations wns
even more distasteful to the cuddy thnn
Pine's intermlnnblo nnecdotes. nnd Mrs.
Vickers hastened to change tho subject.
"Are you not heartily tired of this
dreadful life. Mr. Frere?"
"Well, It Is not exactly the life I
had hoped to lead," said Frore, rub
bing a freckled hnnd over his stubborn
red hair; "but I must mako tho best
of It."
"Yes, Indeed," said tho lady, In that
subdued manner with which ono com
ments upon a well-known incident, "it
must have been n great shock to you to
bo so suddenly deprived of so largo a
"Not only that, but to find that tho
black sheep who got it all sailed for
India within a week of my uncle's death!
Lady Devino got n letter from him on
the day of tho funeral to say that ho
had taken his passage in tho Hydaspcs
for Calcutta, and never meant to como
back again."
"Sir Richard Devine left no other
'No; only this mysterious Dick, whom
I never saw, but who must havo hated
"Dear, dear! These family quarrels
nro dreadufl things. Poor Lady Devine,
to lose In one day n husband nnd a
"And the next morning to hear of tho
murder of her cousin! You know that
we nro connected with the Bellasis fam
ily. My mint's father married a sister
of the second Lord Bellasis."
"Indeed. Tint was a horrible mur
der. So you think that the dreadful man
you pointed out tho other day did It?"
"The jury seemed to think not," said
Mr. Frere, with a laugh; "but I don't
know anybody else who could hnvo a
motive for it. However, I'll go on deck
nnd havo a smoke."
"I wonder whnt induced that old
hunks of n shipbuilder to try and cut
off his only son in favor of a cub of
that sort," said Surgeon Pine to Cap
tain Vickers, as the broad back of Mr.
Maurico Frere disappeared up tho com
panion. "Some-boyish follies abroad, I believe;
self-made men nre always impatient of
extravagance, nut it is hard upon
Frere. He is not a bad sort of fellow,
for all his roughness; nnd when a young
man finds that nn accident deprives him
of a quarter of n million of money and
leaves him without a sixpence beyond
his commission in a marching regiment
under orders for a convict settlement,
he has somo reason to rail against fate."
"How wns It that the son onme In
for the money, after all, then?"
"Why, it seems that when old Devine
returned from sending for his lawyer to
niter his will, ho got n fit of opoplexy
the result of his rage, I suppose and
when they opened his room door in tho
morning they found him dead."
"And the son's away on the sea some
where," said Mr. Vickers "nnd knows
nothing of his good fortune. It is quite
a romance."
"I am glad that Frere did not got
tho money," said Pine, grimly sticking
to his prejudice; "I hdvo-seldom seen
n face I liked less, oven among my yel
low jackets yonder."
"Oh, 'dear, Doctor Pine! How can
you?" interrupted Mrs. Vickers. "John,
I will go on deck."
At tho sigual, tho party rose.
(To lm continued.)
l'roicol.nK Plant"
Often there nro plants In the garden
which can not well bo taken up una
placed In tho collar to winter, yet wliK'H
nre too tender to leuvo without pro ec
Unit of somo kind. Tho plan described
will glvo ample protection In nny sec
tion, the Hlrnw being added In locu
tions where the winter Is very severe.
Tnko nn old splint basket, such iih are
now generally used for vegetables, nnd
remove tho bottom. Olvo the plant
whnt protection Is needed nt the huso
with soli lieniwd up nnd then set the
basket over It. In locations where the
winters nro very severe the plant should
first be protected by wrnpplng It In
straw nnd mounding up the soli nt the
rnoTKCTio.v run plants.
Convict's Invention.
Referring to the fact that tho new
Jnll In Ncwburg, when completed, will
have nn automatic arrangement for
locking and unlocking a series of cell
doors or a single ono In any section,
the Port Jervls Gazette Buys the IdeVi
originated with Zoy Schoonover, a
criminal in this county, a noted char
acter In his dny, and for many years
nn Inmate of Sing Slug prison.
Schoonover took kindly to prison dis
cipline mid in time came to regard the
Institution as his homo. Ilowas what
Is known In prison parlance ns a
"tTiisty," and wns given considerable
liberty by authorities of tho Institu
tion; Ho wns sometimes even sent on
errands outside of the prison. On ono
eueh occasion ho remained away until
after the usual hour for closing and
wns locked out by tho turnkey and
unable to gain admission until morn
ing. As soon as the doors woro open
lio sought out tho offending ofllelul and
derated him severely for his action.
Inside tho prison walls Schoonover's
character and conduct were wholly
exemplary, but ho found It dlfllcult to
conform to the regulations of civilized
society, nnd hence wns never long at
liberty. Ho possessed considerable In
ventive talent, nnd Ib said to havo In
vented and perfected tho original de
vice for automatic locking and unlock
Ing of switches now employed In most
Of tho prisons nud penitentiaries of
the United States. Wulden (N. Y.)
A Truo Philosopher.
A dog has attained tho highest einl-
nenco over reached by n philosopher
when ho can forgot his fleas. Somur
vlll Journal.
bottom so that mice can not make n
bed In tho straw. Tie tho straw loose
ly about each plant, then set the basket
over It. The illustration shows the Idea
plainly, except that the artist has left
no opening nt the top of the plant,
which should be done that a circula
tion of air pass through. The cost of
this arrangement Is so small there
ought to be no reason why nil plants
needing winter protection can not ho
given It
Itnlnlnu I'ork nt I.nvr Coat.
It Is so ensy to feed corn nnd hogs
like It so much better thnn anything
else that it Is llttlo wonder that most
pork Is raised on corn. But as The
Farmer says:
It Is now being found that swlno can
bo pastured In good form on rnix or
clover or both, nnd finished on cow-
pens or soy bonus. Of course, If a cer
tain amount of corn can be made to
supplement the foods mentioned, tho
swine will do much better. This meth
od of raising swine can Imj done with
out grcnt labor. The growing of theso
crops has a tendency hi Itself to enrich
the hind, nnd when they nre pastured
off by swlno tho Increase In fertility
Is Just so much grenter. There Is an
other very grout ndvnntugo In grow
ing pork In this way. Swlno are likely
to keep in condition nnd they will muke
a quality of jwrk that Is If anything
nhead of that grown In tho corn coun
try. We hnvo often wondered that this
method of growing swlno did not com
mend Itself to fanners earlier. Thnt
It did not, however, Is Just In keeping
with tho slowness with which many
other Important crops engaged tho at
tention, of those who ought to bo most
Interested In them.
(iron Itoot Dinner. '
The Illustration shows two styles of
grass root diggers which, according to
a recent bulletin Issued by tho Depart
ment of Agriculture, Washington, havo
boon effective ulds in tho tusk of get
ting rid of Johnson grass, nnd which
possibly may render tho sume( service
In tho fight against quack grass. To
clear out these creeping roots tho tool
must reach down under the surface nnd
rip tho roots out. A Mr. Chirk, of Con
necticut,' uses tho minor on
homo cultivator In 1)101)11 11 II f nlfl unrl
land for roseodlng to grass with good
Alfalfa -Vlilcmircail Crop,
Only a few years ago. nlfnlfn
practically unknown In most parts of
tho United States, but It Is now grown
In nil parts of tho country, A writer
miiy says :
Alfalfa has conquered. Thorn Is i.rno.
tlcnlly no pnrt of tho United States
whoro this will not grow and flourish.
If seeded In tho proper iniiniinr im.i
Inoculated soli if inoculation is neces'
sary. This is a triumph of scientific
agriculture and tho
practical farmers. Such success en-
courages agriculturists to persist in
trying to grow profltablo crops oven
though theso crops aro not commonly
produced la tholr locality,
Cant or rroiliiclnir Milk.
Tho Now Jersey Experiment Station
Mimnmrizos its record of tho cost of
producing milk from tho c,o1lcgo herd
as follows: "Tho dally cost of total
food per cov varied from 11.(10. ceitts
In 1S0U to I2.SS wnts hi HK)I. The
dally cost for lino feed varied from '1.1)11
cents In 1800 to 7.02 .routs 1 l0t ; tho
cost of roughago varied from 0.251 cents
In JlXttJ to O.Ot cent In 181H1. Tho C0st
of production per miurt varied from
2.20 cents In 1002 to J.VIU contM 111 181)0,
nnd tho average annual yield per cow
was 0,128 pound. Tho study of tho
records of Individual cows also showed
that hut llttlo profit can ho derived
from a cow that does not produce 5,000
pounds of milk per year, particularly if
tho product Is sold at tho low prlco of
1 cent per pound; no stronger argu
ment Is needed In favor of tho necessity
of testing tho animals, and thus learn
ing their exact value, than Is afforded j
by these records, rurinerinore, me
facts brought out by tho records Indi
cate that there Is hut llttlo profit from
a cow that does not produce 200 pounds
of butter per year, ami llnt to the
necessity of a careful selection of cows
for tho butter dairy."
rittilt l'lntllnw.
Unfortunately a great many farmer
nnd farmers' wives aro addicted to
fault finding. Nothing onuses hioro nn
happiness In a family than continual
nagging. There Is no senso In It, It
does no good nnd It nhrnys makes for
mischief. Fault finding turns more
children away from homo than any
thing else. Somo men nro enjoyed bet
ter out of sight Just for this reason.
Their room Is preferred to tholr com
Usually fault finding Is confined to
the llttlo things things thnt should bo
passed over lightly. The big things nro
taken philosophically enough, talked
over nml remedied or borne with ns
seems best. But the llttlo petty things
are talked over nnd over, each ono
thinking that tho other should glvo In.
The habit grows, it has sent many a
woman to nn early grave, wrecked
mnny a man's usefulness and Bcnttored
fn in I lies that otherwise would have
lived happily In (ho farm homo.
AIkiiiI Hip Coillltitr Modi.
At the Ohio sfntlou, In studies made
by Professor W. J. flmm nml J. H.
Uouser on tho codling moth, It was
found that 72 mt cent of tho worms
left the apples beforo they full. Tho
destruction of windfall apples, there
fore, seems to ho of llttlo avail. About
1(1 jk.t cent of tho worms woro caught
under bauds. Adult larvae were found
throughout tho growing season until
Oct 1,1. The evldenco obtained by tho
exiwrtH Indicated two annual genera
tions. In spraying experiments 1)1 per
cent of the apples from sprayed trees
nud .77 fier cent of those from unprny
cl trees were free from worms. Arso
nnte of lend proved siierlor to nrsenlto
of sodn, nnd wns not affected by mixing
with Bordeaux mixture. This combi
nation Is recommended for controlling
apple scab nnd codling moth.
l.T27-IM,vnrd II 0f P.i ,
ir01 Popo confirms u . . .
crocs of the CnJi'JPn
hrlilifn ....... .I rtj
"""""'in under Otn. il
capture Ulixnl.ethto wn. j1
HBWlrt settlement In AMnA
PrioA'!6 H
1K07 P..U f-ii ..... ... nm
Hlrm.l In I... .. .. .. 4,itll
18H-Rnttlo of linotocb,moJ
1815 CongrvM iiurdmi
fcrson'M library for tE!
Thanksgiving, Lol
wen. jncKiwiri victor;.
femw of tho Footo 1
....... ... . - .!
18.17 Michigan ndtnittcd lotoijJ
mil Mrxt conviction of
Philadelphia for murifcr.
l&i.l IMward DrummonJ is
1817 Bnttlo of Cnnmli.
1850Hcnry Clay Introdn,
f1l .WLIll. I...... I - .
ih.i .Many iwrUhtJ ia Una
steamer (JtorgU it Xw Orim
J8Sf Rutlcdco Collfw1. Somil
destroyed by fire,... Jim tnM
ocean to ocean jawed oter II
18TM .Strninslilp Pacific Icxt
UvcrjKxil nml New York, i:J
1801 ICnnsas admitted to the r&
U. H. nrwnnl nt Aufiuti,Gt,l
by Georgia State troow...J
Innn adopted tho ordiewt ill
1803 Maj. Hen. llurnilfc v&i
MnJ. (Jen. Hooker.
1800 Frccdtnnn Bureau bl
United .State Scoitc
1807 The Prenl.Icnt vetoed tkCJ
ndmlsiilon bIll..,.Kt rimS
by lev. Thouwindj of jens
on foot.
1870 Massacre of tli Pifju I
by Col. linker' force.
1871 Paris capitulated to tbe (
Ing In the neck nbout one nnd ouo-hnlf 1871 Olympic theater,
Simple Simian Trfip.
For n simple mouse trnp all you nood
Is nn old bottle with a mouth or open
luetic In dlumeter. Pincc this In' the
position shown In the Illustration, In
clined by means of bricks or blocks of
wood. Leading up to tho mouth of tho
bottle place a board or a piece of card
board, nnd on tho cardboard Iny a train
of crumbs of cheese. Drop somo larger
bits In tho mouth of -the bottle and
the trap is set. The nioiiso will enter
stroyeil by fire.
1882 fiultcnu convicted cf tie
of President Garfield.
18S.1 Parliament bulldinp uJ
Tower dainnH by d;sisi!
nlons. . . , Fall of KtartMJ i
wisslnntlon of Oca. CUrkiC
JSSO Senator Klterauin iatrota
to suspend nlher roliure.
1887 U. 8. Senate pawed (taw
ntlou bill.
18S9 Pcmmeola, Fla., bad i
fn 1 1 hi twenty two jn-
Now York City over itmtwj
180.1 Highly miner killed li fe!
eznloalon at Dur, iwxw
181M-Jnuies J. Corbett detail
Mitchell In HIM ni -w""i
tho bottle to get the bolt and will find
that It can not climb out again, as tho ! weuu "f" V Vr
slippery glass will affo.J no hold' for , 1895-Stenmer llty of w"
Its little clnws. in iwiawnm .
IRfWl T.nri'n lottx Irf lire i
JWV1 .um. . ill..
nclUvllle, Pn, for !! l
- .. . t.i.i. ii.. iirnthfri from3!
.bn jull....Mrrfl''i
reieniH-ii '; v uB
leader of tho IrW &
Boer war, relcaitd
history found In tb( Wl
Great bllzznni am..
coast of NortJiAfflerl
m...i... Alfred Utal"
"e"' t. h comml
West Point grndiitt e, ffl
brought ngulnst bin m w "
.i. vk attribute!. "
Jnpiin Itntnliiic Iforc.
In getting a foundation for horso
breeding Japan shows tho satno dls
position to begin with the best that
can be obtnlned thnt has characterized
her efforts In other directions. Itopro
sonlatlves havo boon sent to tho differ
ent countries to seo for themselves .tho
character of tho horses raised In each,
and it Is a distinct compliment to tho
breeders ofttho United States that this
country was selected as tho ono to
draw on for foundation stock. It may
bfi noted, too, that the greater part of
tho horses purchased In this country by
tho Japanese have been trotting horses.
They hnvo bought somo thoroughbreds
to uso In tho building up of cnvnlry
horses, hut as the genoral-piirpnso horso
It seems evident that tho trottlng-brod
horso will take the saino pronilnonco hi
Japan as It has In this country,.
fllvo IMnul u nriMirliliiK.
When ono waters plants It Is best to
mnko tho soli really wet, and then wait
till they need water again beforo giv
ing them more. An old gardonor says
umi mo iiuio squirts every few inlii
nt VJY K . t "have te.
term n """ ,. .u pocoi
.;ii rMi ?
iiouse, IM-..-I-- - .iirtrtj
a i.m i...s been Inthww
Cinnfrt I1HAIMA 'T . A'i
utes nro worse tliim useless, 'en wi r TWf ' .i" n.n Standard w
only a m.mll part of tho soli and tho '3 h subsidiary n J
.. ........... . w.iui, uocomes actually dry. ! purposo oi "- lh4 WB)nio
) hon tho pot will mako a ringing kouikI grounds of violating lIal,
f struck with ltnin.Mii i.. i... . in mononolleH nun n'
soak them. Then do It thoroughly nnd Interstate ",n,"rJJBS 0f ft
u nn vvii., . iinnrAKnnlatlvea nuu ,
"""" uiy wild you ; wrmont u w
nro thirsty, not all tho ?lS ' rlii?
I'olnt In Carliiir for .. ..K, inelr inoit lot"""
Study your Incubator. tlugulsh them npr;
Itend tho hiunufaoturor's directions When nuked about w
for sotting t tin. ' t..i,int hud ucl " J
Sot It nn onmrnii. . . nnmibllcan w
i V .. u nixuruing w dwhv , ,., rate leg'"", nil
uvHr-iry iq run nn incubator iu H 'T . Co. gress "
r?L??K J"' o I Knees which fu
aklPC I".
,u" "i,u mvu mm aro doubtful, 'of conparinBv --