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CHAPTWt XIX. (Continued.)
"Mrs. Bates has received a visit fro:t
Mr. Bax." said MIr Dalrymple, with r
feminine suavy that I could not toe
much ndmlre: "and she' was equally can
did and outspoken with him. Were you
"I were, miss. I do not wish to sell
ni self, though untold sold were offered.
1 am an honest woman, and no one has
ever righteously accused me otherways.'
"Surely Mr. Bax has not tieen attempt
lng to hrlhc you, ma'am?" I said, In ti
tone of Indlcnation. "No one who knows
you would try to tamper with your in
tegr'.ty by suggesting payment for infor
inatlon. To offer a recompensea suitn'
Me recompense for services rendered
would be n different thin?, but before
tut. 'tut. tut I"
I knew the woman. She was one o
thoe who are continually fancying them
selves suspe,tel : if they find a lost half
penny or a s ray stick of sealing wax they
will think it is laid out to "tempt them"
nud will add that women of thN kind
are as a rule the most to be suspected.
"1 told Mr. Bas why I left Dr. Au
drey, ns I have told others." said Mrs.
Rates; "and am not ashamed of owning
to it before the Queen herself. And noth
ing slmll make me leave Coneyford, where
1 am not ashamed to show my face any
lay in the week."
"Of course he would have been very
ghd to Ret you out of the way, as if you
vere a criminal?"
"But I were not going. Dr. Awdrey
cannot deny that 1 g:ce him warning."
"And why did you give him warning?"
I asked, seeing that the point lay there.
"Beciumi he unrighteously accused me
of meddling with his bottles, which I will
take my oath I never touched. The bot
tles of harsenic layed there marked on
the Boor. I -will not say that Mr. Bas
is not right in saying that the doctor let
it slip from his guilty hand himself, and
wished to put it on to me in case of in
quiries. 1 know that he ast me over and
over again to stop after I gave warning,
and offered n rise in my celery, sayin' it
must be the cat a knocked the bottle
down. But I see the trap that was laid
for me, and would not stay, which is mer
cy I'm sure or I might now be in the
She rambled on a long while to the
name purpose, while I made notes of cer
tain facts, and from time to time exas
jrated her to further . rambling; but
when she had 'repeated all her facta half
a dozen times, and I saw there was no
more to be got out of 'her, I rose and
'Thai Is enough for to-day, ma'am:
but I have no lioubt you will repeat all
you have said to-day if you are asked to
She glorified her own steadfastness and
ense of rectitude, and so went away.
Miss Dalrymple had sunk into a chair,
and met my gaze with a look of dejection.
She was evidently disappointed that I
had not persuaded Mrs. Bates from her
' "J am afraid my witness will do us
more harm than good. This broken bot
tle adds to the weight of evidence against
"My dear girl," said 1, taking her hand
between bolh of mine, "that wouiuu s evi
dence is worth a king's ransom to us.
You have done us an incalculable benefit
n bringing her here."
C II A ITER XX.
I was not astonished the next morning
when my housekeeper brought in Mr.
"Introduce Mr. Bax at once," said I,
in a-voice that he might hear.
Mr. Bax puffed his way into the office
like an unsound locomotive, and I gave
hirn my hand with a smile. He winked
significantly, and stretched out his legs
when he seated himself, feeling that he
was master of the situation.
"Well," tie said, "is jour client willing
to hand over the tru-.t money, or going
o fight it?"
"I should not advise him to go to law."
"No." he grunted, with a nod. "Very
"A lawsuit would drain the estate; at
the same time we have the .money, and
post.ef.sion i nine poiut of the law."
"The greater reason---knock the matter
off at once. You propo-ie compromise.
suppose. ehV (Jood job for Awdrey got
a generous man to de.il with. Any one
else but Lynn would have the lot. Awdrey
wants a third, or something like that,
"Dr. Awdrey wants m much as he can
get reasonably. But. before I can sug
gest any compromise on his part, we must
prove his innocence. You understand my
posit. on. I cannot run th risk of being
accused of collusion."
"I'rove his iunocence how do you pro
pose to do that?" '
"I suggest that we hold a meeting In
this office of all t lu parties concerned,
iiiul Invite the attendance of some well
known person a justice of the peace,
say to give the inquiry publicity, and
make a thorough examination of the af
fair from beginning to end. I shall try
to prove my client's innocence to the sat
isfaction of the' magistrate. If I fail, so
much the worse for us: if I succeed I
slmll be very willing to listen to any
terms you may propose."
"And reject 'em," grunted Bax: and
then looking extremely sly, he pursued :
"I'm as deep as you, Keeue, You don't
catch me in a trap. If you get the mag
istrate and public opinion on your side,
you'll be as sauc) its you were the other
"I shan't be a fool, Mr. Bax. You can
withhold your decision as to the course
you shall take, until you have made terms
with me; It is always open to you after
this examination wh.ch, as I have shown
you, Is but a proper safeguard of my own
reputation to contest the will, and take
public proceedings. All I demand is a
full examination, and some public recog.
nltlon of Dr, Awdrey's luuoce.nee, before
1 attempt .any pecuniary accowtnodutlot.
"We withhold our decision after the ex
amination until terms nro made with
ou," mused Bax, with his finger on his
ose and his eye on the celling. "Well.
I don't see much objection to tho meeting
n that case. But the poison in the man's
nouth how are you going to explain
"I may be able to prove," said I, after
l show of hesitation, "that Flexmore fcar
1 untimely burial, and left instructions
'or means to be taken after death to pre
ent resuscitation. I may bo able to pro
luce his written wish to that effect."
"That's a clever notion," exclaimed
Bax. gasping approval. "Was It the
loctor's Idea or yours?"
"Oh, let me Impress upon you at once."
aid I, "that the doctor pleads not guilty
to everything, and will take no measures
whatever to clear himself from suspicion."
"Well, I'll talk It over with the
Yeameses, and, if they don't object, no
-eason why we shouldn't fall in with your
We shook hands and parted with mu
ual hypocrisy, and I got my hat in order
o seek the' magistrate whom I had fixed
in in my thoughts for the service I need
ed. I went off to the Manor House to
see Sir Roland Firkin. J. I
Sir Roland was one of the best-known
nd most popular mpn in the county ; and
he deserved to be, for he was a thorough
ly kind-hearted and generous old fellow,
willing at all times to render a service
and not too stupid to despise advice. I
laid 'the case before him, and asked If he
would consent to preside at an informal
inquiry should the Yeames side accept our
proposal of going thoroughly into the
truth of what may be called the Flex
more poisoning case. lie gave his prom
ise to attend without hesitation, and ap
proved highly of the course I had taken
for making the Inquiry public, promising
that reparation should be made to Aw
drey on the part of his friends and him
self should it be found that the charge
against him was unjust.
'Hie next day Bax called upon me to
xay that Lynn and his mother agreed ti
attend the inquiry, and I fixed, it for the
following afternoon at three o'clock ; for.
as luck would have it, I had received just
half an hour before a telegram from my
clerk, saying that he bad found two men
who acknowledged to stretching the rope
and had agreed to tell the whole truth
concerning the affair. The dispatch came
from Ixmdon, and I reckoned upon these
witnesses arriving by the morning train
which reaches Coneyford at 10:30.
In the evening I went to my friends,
and I also called "upon Mrs. Bates, bind-
ine them all to be in ai office at the
hour fixed ; then I went home and spent
the best part of the night in drawing up
the questions to be put, for I determined
that Sir Roland Firkin should be the
chief actor in the inquiry, not only be
cause it would please the old gentleman.
but because the question would wear less
of an ex;parte aspect coming from him.
The next morning 1 Had my omce tame
pushed up In a corner, and a long dining
table brought in covered with green baize;
all my ink pots were brought Into requi
sition and a sheet of paper laid before
-ach chair, and the regulation water bot
tle and tumbler placed at the head of the
table for the president to dip into if the
proceedings grew dry. ,
One thing vexed me. My clerk did not
arrive with the witnesses by the 10:30
train ; however, a telegram came to say
they would travel by the next down train,
which reaches Coneyford at 3:15. At 2
p. m. I had lunched and dressed, and was
looking at my watch anxiously.
Dr. Awdrey and Miss Dalrymple were
the first to arrive; they came together
Awdrey with a bright and cheerful smile
on his face, and perfectly calm; Miss Dal
rymple showinjg signs of nervousness, but
staunch and true for all that.
Next came Sir Roland Firkin: we had
a private chat in my dining room, and I
put the list of questions In his band,
instructing him a tenderly as I could
how to conduct the inquiry. He was
mightily pleased with his own importance.
Then Bax and .Mrs. Yeames arrived:
.Mr. Bax puffed and gusped, bowing to one
and then the other with solemnity; Mm.
Yeames passed to her heat, after a low
obeisance to Sir Roland, without reeog
niz.ng Dr. Awdrey and Mi Dalrymple.
except by drawing down her lips and con
tracting her nostrils as she might in pass
ing an unsavory dust heap.
As the clock struck three Mrs. Bates,
who had been wailing outside, gave a sin
gle bang at the door and was introduced :
her courtesy to Sir Roland and her rigid
.ty in sitting down, together with her air
of conscious virtue, gave her a strong re
semblance to Mrs. Yeames for the rea
son, perhaps, that their air sprang in
both ciisck from a narrowness and vul
garity of mind.
Lynn Yeames -ame in two minutes
later, panting with the haste he had made,
and beaming all over with that frank,
generous smile of his. He looked round
the room, saw Dr. Awdrey standing lieside
Miss Dalrymple, and strode up to him.
head erect, -boulders back and his hand
out. as if to say before us all - -"I do not
share this common ill opinion of my old
Dr. Awdrey stood perfectly still, and
looked straight in Lynn's fare without
moving a muscle, letting him stand there
with his extended hand untnkAn. With a
sigh and a shrug ynu dropped his baud
and turned away.
Mr. Bax approached the table, put his
knuckles on it. and, after bowing to Sir
Roland Firkin, said impressively:
"I was given to understand this was
to be an amicable inquiry. The hostile
attitude of Dr. Awdrey towards my
friend, Mr. Lynn Yeomen "
"You overlook the fact, Mr. Bax,"
said I. knuckling the table on the other
lde, "that the onus of administering ar
senic to Mr. Flexmore falls upon one of
three people Dr. Awdrey, Mr. Yeames,
aud MUs Dalrymple. You caunot extwet
Dr. Awdrey, by taking the hand of Mr.
Yeames, to Imply h.s belief In the guilt of
"A very nice distinction, Mr. Keene,
raid Sir Roland, which I think you, Mr.
Yeames, must have overlooked. Now wo
will proceed to business." Mr. Bax, Mrs.
Yeames and Lynn sat on the left-hand
side 4f the table ; Miss Dalrymple, Dr.
Awdrey and I faced them on the right.
Mrs. Hates sat at a little distance from
the table; a shorthand clerk I had en
gaged for this occasion, sat at tho desk
In the corner.
Sir Roland began with a nice little
speech, of course, which included a well
chosen verso from Shnkspeare, and con
cluded with an earnest wish that everyone
might be found perfectly Innocent of tho
shn-VInu ehnrjrn wltleti had ben brought
forward. He then poured out a glass of
water, took a sip, settled his glasses firm
ly on his nose, and, taking up my sheet
of questions, said :
"Miss Gertrude Dalrymple, you remem
ber the day of Mr. George Flextnore's
"Perfectly well,' she replied.
"What hour was It when you first saw
him that day?"
"About eight o'clock In the morning."
"Was he alone at the time?"
"No; Dr. Awdrey was sitting beslds
him. lie had been watching at the bed
side air night.'
"How long did you stay In the room?"
"Only a few minute! merely the time
to learn tnat he was better. I saw that
I had interrupted a conversation, aud that
Mr. Flexmore wished to be alone with
"How long did that conversation con
tinue after your departure?"
"About half an hour. Dr. Awdrcj
then called me back, and gave me In
structions with regard to the treatment
of Mr. Flexmore and the medicine to b
"Was the medicine In the form of a
liquid or a powder?"
"A liquid. It was a sedative draught. I
"What happened after Dr. Awdrey's
"Nothing until Mr. Keene arrived. Mr.
Flexmore then asked me to leave the
room, as he had business to talk over,
and I went downstairs."
"When Mr. Keene left you returned to
"Did anyone call soon after?"
"Yes; Mr. Lynn Yeames almost im
mediately after. I told him of the serious
condition of Mr. Flexmore."
"Did he ask any questions?"
"He was very anxious to learn what
Mrr Keene had been saying to him. I
could give him no satisfaction on this
point and he went away."
"He was absent some time, and then re
turned?" "Yes; about half-past one. He came
into the room and asked me to leave, as
he had something to say to Mr. Flexmore.
I hesitated, for Mr. Flexmore was less
easy, and I warned Mr. Yeames that It '
would be dangerous to excite him. He
promised to be careful and I withdrew." j
"How long were you absent?"
"Only a few minutes. I heard Mr. 1
Yeames speaking in a high and angry J
tone, and I knew that could do Mr. Flex
more no good. Mr. Yeames went out of
the house, slamming the door behind him,
and I found the patient much worse."
"When did you again see Mr. learaes?
"About half-past three.'
"In what condition was Mr. Flexmorr
"Dying; he was unconscious when Mr.
Yoamea entered the room."
"Shortly after Mr. Yeames came In
Mr. Flexmore died. When I was sure
of that I left the room, taking Miss Flex
"Did Mr. Yeames accompany you?"
"No; be remained in the room. Aftei
a little while he came down with Mr.
Keene; they both came- Into the sitting
room where I was with Miss Flexmore."
-r "How long did Mr. Keene stay wlt
"About twenty minutes.'
(To be continued.)
MnkliiK nutter on the Knrm.
There are two prltno essentials
. iU.il it n
mnklng buttor on the rami n l'"'""""'
business. In the first place, one must
have plenty of pure, cold water, and
then n good enough prude must 1,0
turned out to make nnd hold custom
ers. The trouble with nine out of every
ten farm homes Ih they are not nipped
to take enro of milk and cream. When
one goes Into this work to nmke
money, better put up n milk room,
where pure water may be hud from
pumping or from a spring. Concrete
floor and walls may now be built as
cheaply as with lumber, nnd It l "
great deal better than lumber. Don't
stop here. A barrel chum and a butter
maker will bo necessary In turning out
it uniform product. It looks easy
simply separating the cream, churning
till the butter comes, and salting. "'
the trick Is done. That Is where so
tunny fall. The cream mnst.be churned
nt the right teinjwrature; It must he
neither too sweet nor too sour. Work
ing and snltlng butter to secure uni
form color ami flavor Is a very nice art.
Don't try to learn to do It Infallibly
in two or three weeks, but by nil means
don't practice on your customers. That
means loss. It Is better to wait two or
threo months before you seek custom
ers. And. before you ship, And out
how your commission man or private
customers prefer to have their butter
put up. Sometimes the package means
a difference of two or three cents n
Ail AttrnrUvu !nleir.
This rustic gateway, which was built
at a small cost, tuny Iks worth Imitating,
modified, of course, to tit the surround-
lugs. This one Is
between two cedar
trees, and from It
a winding path
leads to a pretty
rust I e cottage.
Such a gate would
Iks entirely out of
place at the en
trance to a stately
or formal building.
The cuts give nil
Idea as to how the gate Is made. The
two uprights and the cross-piece on tho
top are of locust. All the rest la of
cedar. Parts of the smaller branches
hnve been left on the pieces that go to
fill up the gate. A gnteway like thU
would not prove effective against pigs
or chickens, but would turn larger anl
mills. It Is not only cheap and dur
able, but decidedly attractive, because
TWO CKDAlt.S KTANO GLWItO.
TItlilta That 1Vre KelUhrd In -dent
Brawn was originally a Roman dish
...n. ..fttnn ii-ltti .rnrmn nnd pnw'fl
UiJIl Yt un u.ucii .,,. n... ...... ...... .
nnd enirs foot jellies were likewise
dainties with Rome's tipper ten In the ,
time of the Caesars. One would hnrd
ly suppose that black puddings were so
old as the reign of Tiberius, but this
Is tlie fact. They were made of pig's
blood, with little cubes of fat Inter
spersed lu the compound, nnd were
the Invention of a gentleman who re
joiced in the name of Bnmbonselvcr
glus. It was he who Invented all kinds
of HiuiKiigcH that Is, meat stuffed Into
skins, which, we take It, Is the grouud
jiltt ii. so to speak, of sausage.
This gentleman also wrote a learneo
treatise on the fattening of dormice
for the til hie. for at one period dor
mice were ;t craze. There were dor
mouse soup, dormouse sausage, dor
mouse liiitwn, dormouse cooked in ev
ery conceivable way. and the demand
for tills delicacy in prize sizes was so
great that there was room for a book
on tljc siibji'cl. though unfortunately
this- book is lost to posterity, nnd the
only knowledge which we have of the
fattening of dormice in Rome Is .from
Petronltis Arbiter, who tells us Hint
they became fat by sleeping.
Ho also tells us that the best snu
to eut with dormouse Is a mixture of I
poppy seed nud honey, a mixturi
which probably had Ihe merit of In
ducing sleep after a meal.
itnuiiv What do vo iitliluk of oln
...I.... I..,.. .1 I
Police oe i.eou going unu ul- uuu
looking for de fountain of youth?
IWey Wlmt it foolish guy! lit,
might have known tier wa'nt no soda
water fountains In de woods.
(Jul vt-rknl Kud,
f.unuer I wonder wjiat will ls Uit
first (.oininunlcallon we receive from
Guyer Oh, a uouvenlr ponUl, f
so perfectly In harmony with Its sur
roundings. K. E. Miller, In Farm and
Color of Ktrira an A"rt.
One of the most potent factors, per
haps, that should be considered when
selecting a breed for producing eggs
for market Is the demand of the mar
ket at which the eggs are to be dis
posed of, says The Outing Magazine.
Some markets, notably New York City
and cities Immediately adjacent, pre
fer white-shelled eggs, and the best
trade In these markets will accept none
other. Boston prefers brown eggs, and
pays a substantial premium for them;
and. taking the country over, the pref
erence Is for brown eggs by a large
majority. However, In many markets
no preference at all Is expressed ; In
fact, those Just mentioned are practic
ally the only markets in which the
color of the egg receives attention to
the extent of Influencing prices. Where
there Is a preference, and whichever
the preference Is, one should keep a vu
rlety of fowls that lay eggs of the pre
.MeuMiirliiK I, unit r IVrliclit.
The area of any piece of laud, no
matter how Irregular tho boundary
lines, may be accurately ascertained by
means of a delicate balance as follows:
Make a drawing of the plat of ground
on pasteboard to a given scale, my !
square rods to 1 Inch, Cut from some
part of the sheet of pasteboard a piece
exactly 1 Inch square, which repre
ents one acre, or 4 square nxls. Also
cut out the plat as drawn. Weigh the
square and the plat. The number of
times the weight of the square Is con.
talned In the weight of the plat Indi
cates the area of tho land, For exam
ple, If the square which represents one
acre weighs 20 grains, and the plat
weighs 240 grains, then the plat con
tain! twelve acres. Scientific Ameri
can. The Cone at WrriU,
It Is for the conservation of moisture
that we keep tip the eultliitlon of the
cropH In the summer, hut the evapora
tion which can Im) checked by this
means Is small when compared with
the amount of wnter taken up from tho
soil by nn ordinary growth of weeds.
We can hardly uHtlmuto the Imjiort'
anr of killing tho weeds.
t. If nrir.
Homo ot.o Una figured out that It eont
ti c averago only ono-half its mi cli
to ml a horse as It docs to fees.
u, : d that tho Horse will ;lo Uj.
fui; the .mount of wort j ll.nl It J
,mwt,le for the ...nn to U Ih
estimate la correct, then n dollar b
Ivor of food given tho liorsowllll.ro.
::;,we...y times as much rcsu H nn
tho same amount of money will If cx
S i, feed for man. Therefore,
when man domesticated the Imrne Im
nunet.scly Increased his own power of
s "url .g results. When much farm work
5 to be .lone there should always bo
enough horses to do It. l'nr.uers try
I economize on the number of horses
and have to leave much work undone.
In ,, event of hired help being scarce.
It S sometl s possible to offset this
lack by Increasing the number of horses
kept. In Homo parts of the West and
Northwest, declares the Farmers' Re
view, the scarcity or help I"m resulted
In more horses being used. Flvo aro
hitched to n double plow, and one drlv
er Is thus enabled to turn two furrows
at n time and practically double the
work that one man has to do. , Tills Is
the result of tho complete utilization of
(Julilc for Urnir Snvr.
A very simple method by which oiib
man caii manipulate a drag saw to cut
down trees has been devised by a west
ern timber man. in
using tlnwe saws
two m e n h v o
heretofore b o c n
necessary, one at
each end of tho
According to tho
new I n v e n 1 1 o u.
there Is rented
against a tree u
rod from which Is
susiM'tuled a cord.
At the end of the cord Is an adjust
able clamp, to which one end of tho
saw Is si-cured. At the other end of
the saw Is a handle. In ojK'ratlng th
saw to cut the tree, the end opiwslte the
handle Is supported by the cord lu the
same position as If operated by hand.
With the employment of this guide th
necessity of an extra nfan to mtitiage
one end of the saw Is eliminated.
l,o of l-rrlllllr 'r l.rncliluK.
Land kept constantly as a garden
loses much of Its fertility by leaching.
A clover rotation Is the Ix-st preventive
of this. There should be at least two
or three garden sots on each farm
kept rich enough so that one year's ex
tra manuring will bring It Into the
tlnest isisslble condition for garden
truck. If fanners could always plant
gardens on two-year clover sod they
would raise belter crojm and with less
stable manure and other fertilizers
than they now require. The clover
does much more than furnish green
manure to ferment lu the soil. Its
resits reach down Into the subsoil, thus
not only saving nnd bringing to the
surface plant food that would other
wise tie wasted, but also by enlivening
the subsoil, allowing the root of crops
to go dcecr. Clover sod to begin with,
If well enriched. Is Ix-st for such crops
ns cucumlsTs and melons, that are al
ways most likely to suffer from
drought. It Is quite IiiimissIIi1c to make
a good garden crop unless the laud has
previously Is-en enriched by a series of
heavy manurlngs. The fertility lost by
leaching must be constantly renewed.
circulation oV the l.lZT "S3
10-MMaUoiineuve defeated the ijM
at the Place d'Arm. Xntrlj!
178,1-Fleld Mnrslml VUrount lht$M
an early covenmr .TTlm
born In K,t..i 01 "M
IHOO-j Joseph Bonaparte mad, Kb,!
the Two Sicilies, "IK
181-1 Napoleon Bonn.nrte KntlJt
I to Island of Elba.
' 180.') Treasury building at
! destroyed by lire
IRI't Ml, (!.... I. . i. . ..
.v.... v.iiiuirn .MCtmirt in
governor of Cnnndn.
1817 C'ovent Garden tliMttr, L,
opened for Italian otsrri.
I8rt Commercial treat mii.iji.
apan by Coimtiodort l'trr; h
United State navr.
18.W Planet Circe dUcourrt W
185U--Treaty of Path,
I8."S British fortr under Sir Hutl
defeated the Indian routlnwi
took the city of Jlmnd.
1812 (Jen. Allrt 8 Johtutoj 4
Conffderate army killed it SMJ'
IKiJ." Confederate evnomttd Wimi
....Federal tnsitm ocnitiU v
mond, Va. . . I'tutcd 8ttti truipj.
General Lyon ImruiHl witb rrntW
I8(ld First nntlonsl fnratnpoMt i4
Ci A. It Hint l I.IU..k.K. . '
-.- ...v , k MlfMUajftftS.,,
Npnulih fleet hotnbartlrtl Vthtak'
18,17 United States butttbt AluUtst
Russia for $7.2(10.000.
18(18 Uniform Doatarr ratt ot 1 m
I per letter adopted throajW Qj
18S.V-Battleford. In 8akattbm W
sieged by Indian".
, 1891 Baron Fnvn, Italian Blades t
I the United Htntr. recallti I
I81I.H Chlua leased WrMUt-fflf
MKlTK.t section of AtlaatkCfet
st roved by fire.
UKXV--Exploidon in a rartrkUt lutfl
Bridgeport, Conn., rrauitM a
number of ilealim . ,nlmp!M
IOO"-Fred A. llmur. H'ptuSIWa,
Mayor of Chlcneo,
A I'Vrtl Coillhlnr.
Feeding sheep and lambs for Ihe
market Is very much of a lottery nt
best. It Is the purpose of the feeder
to buy thin stock and, after feeding It
from sixty to ninety days, return It to
market at a prollt. This Is the hope
that ltiiHds him to put In his time and
labor, else he would not do It. There
are three Important factors that enter
Into the operation. The cost of the
sheep or lambs ou the market, the price
of Ihe feed thnt Is to make them fat,
and the condition of the market when
they are returned for slaughter. The
first element Is a known itiantlty, but
the second and third are often a
chance. They have proved to lie very
much of a chance this season. Tim
original cost of the feeders was the
greatest on record, feed was high and
market conditions have not panned out
as good as generally exacted. I)rov
lilnho Mnn I'linU Nevr Wlirnl,
A new variety of wheat has been dis
covered by a farmer living near Jull
etta,, Idaho. He says he found a few
kernels of the wheat growing wild In
Alaska, aud being struck with their
plumpness, hardness and other appar
ent gotsl iiinlltles, he brought home a
few kernels and planted them. From
those few kernels ho harvested enough
the tlrst year to plant several stjuaru
rods of ground the second year, the
yield from this planting being at the
rate of more tlinn 100 bushels per
acre, well-filled heads; the kernels are
large, plump and hard and millers say
It makes good flour.
To Cniivim llama.
When hams are smoked, roll them In
stiff paper, cut your brown muslin to
fit them and sew It on with a largo
needle and twine; then make a starcli
of Hour and yellow ochre, aud with a
small whitewash brush cover them with
It. Hang them up to dry,
Clean tho droppings from under the
roost h frequently.
Buckwheat Is excellent for' both
young nnd old poultry.
A laying hen should' have constant
access to lime or grnvel,
Orlt Is tho hen's teeth, Provide her
with plenty of It, so that alio may dl
gest tier food.
Hupt. Maxwell of b ,Vtw IM
ti - in Sic lentllM
urges the formation of wpnJ
i i i i.... C....I, itfiurtMK I
thinks, should be urnlcr the ttiml
... . t.l Milt Ul
a medical man, who woui
.(..... -l..t...lMnl unit VNlMI
have a suiriclent tiiimbrr of pin!
.. . . 1 .t In thi tM
examine an ine cw.oire . --.
.i - i.. ir. Iwl'
... -I ... niirnr 10 t 1
Clem iiiiiiiiti m ...--- .
homos of Uk childrrn and l o
slight ailments in kiiooi. " -r.
New York U the noliint dt;
world nnd Hint cii.kiitd w -
- -I MItiI U
amount U irr. " - . i
. ln l.nm-IlU aSJ O 1
juarirrs in , Mj
. . i.i urfU IBIfl
or ine puunr w " -- .
dren are crippled by lowtrtd M
fectlve sight, ae.ec.ivr
evils, many or winm - ,
The report nays that tbtrf "
.. . .i i...i. nvpt nortaui
oilier wonm, uv , ,
if Kaon uriunv ...
mane orrnugrnin.ir -
public school teacher rifit q
land, Hcot latnl. irrm iu .
amt ,0 inspect the Hy '
nchool methods genemuj ,yi
tries. This Idea -g-JH
m.cccss of a hi.... r ","1
lish teachers to ' '"- ,!
1W0W1. The tcac..." 7 .
trip will have an o " ;. .,
iiio nt first imn.i ". .. - - (
children abroiin, ..
schools and in "I'StIo
dent Nicholas '"Zi
Ida university i" u
, of an ndvMry ii
tile plan thrown, m
may be noted m
opted the li.vllotlo. o M ,
of Copcnluig-n ;
there next r,e..-.."
.. iiiir1.n to Is p"rT .,11
III III" -' .... II If '
American 01 vll "fl ?' ,
for Denmark In fX'
timo for the opening of
Chuncellor ? VH UD!f
wl.rin.ktt Wesirjo" - a
ilcoln has Trt
It was accepted " fQ
.in, ths iiriderHlnnulnS
i ntlmrton shall rem""
the school year. v gtl
At Chippewa I H. flT
fraternity a.i eif
,tha orgaul-ntlon o ;j8tp,,
gonUatlon ot Ii fJJ i i
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