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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 25, 1909)
: Aunt Diana :
of the Family
CHAPTKU XVIII. (Continued.)
Missie" had plenty of good sense, and
he no longer stifled it; her conscience
told her thnt she would never have sin
ned so grievously against her fnther if Eva
had not Undermined her principles by her
flattery nnd playful words of advice to be
independent nnd assert herself.
A veil had fallen from her eyes; she
no longer saw Era's conduct in the snmo
light, nnd ns she grew better, nnd Eva
sought opportunities to be with her, the
disillusion became more complete. Missie
found herself wondering over her own in
fntuntion. Had Eva always been so loud
in her manners, so unfllial in her behavior
to her mother, so unkind to Anna? Missie
at first grew critical nnd then reproachful.
Strange to say, Eva nccepted her rebukes
very meekly evidently her nffection for
Missie was sincere in its wny, for she
took some pains to please her, nnd even
tried to break herself of her faults. But
for her unlucky engagement with Captain
llnrper there was every probability that
Missie might have influenced her for
good: but her approaching marriage soon
drove nil salutary reflection away.
As Missle's violent infatuation for her
friend cooled, she turned more and more
to Alison for sympathy ; and here at least
she did not find herself disappointed Ali
son returned her affection warmly.
Missie was n little exacting ns nn In
valid, for she was still separated from
her fnther, and. alas! there was still
cause to be anxious for him.
Dr. Greenwood never told Alison what
he had feared: but after a few days,
when he nnd another doctor had consult
ed together over the case, he told her
nnd Roger that there wns certainly some
degree of mischief in connection with the
spine; it would be many months per
haps a year or two before he could
rise from his couch.
"We certainly hope for his complete
recovery in the future," he continued, re
assuringly, as Alison turned pale and
Roger looked unhappy. "xVnother inch
and he would never have moved his limbs
ngain; but now tilings are not so bad.
ilr. Merle will have his books, and they
will. go far to console him in his enforced
Dr. Greenwood was right in his con
jecture: Mr. Merle took the tidings very
"I told-you your broad shoulders were
made for something." he said, looking nt
his son with n smile. He nnd Alison had
come to bid him good-night.
The nurse had not been dismissed,
though it was already arranged that
Roger should take her place in his fath
er's dressing room.
"I shall have to leave the mill in your
hands. Greenwood gives me no hope of
being fit for business for the next year
"I will do everything I can, father,
returned Roger, sorrowfully; "but I feel
awfully cut up abouf it all."
"There is no need for that, my boy,
returned Mr. Merle. "I should not won
der if you do better at business than I,
Roger. Perhaps this will be less a trial
to me than you suppose. I do not deny,
of course, that it is a trial; but still,
with my books and children I shall try
to be content."
"We shall do everything in our power
to ease your mind," returned Roger,
bravely. But he said no more, and short
ly afterward left the room, leaving his
father and Alison together.
r i- foi this dreadfully, she said,
anxious that her father should not mis
understand his son's lack 01 worus.
ionr I know he does, re
turned Mr" Merle, with a sigh. "I am
fortunate to have sucii a son. xo num.,
he added, with emotion, "that I could
hlind ns to believe that
ever rmrc " , . ,
villain's innuendos against him and now
the whole business is In lus nanus.
iiv .w, imf him full v. nana.
"Yes better than I can trust myself.
Alison; that boy is true u
will not fail me. I wish I bad found
it out before. I remember your aunt
Diana once saying to me that 'if I stud
ied my children as well as I did my
t.i. t j,nnn hp rewarded for my pains.
By the bye, Alison, what does your aunt
say to all mis uuiuuivj
"We have not heard from her. re-
a Aiinn In ft low voice. "Roger
wrote the very next day after the acci
dent, and I wrote the next day; but we
have had no reply." "
"That is very unlike Diana," observed
Mr. Merle, in a surprised tone.
"Roger says that she can not have re
ceived our letters, papa; you see she is
in Switzerland, nad perhaps she has
deviated from the proposed route that Ih
just her way: if fde lakes a fancy to a
Place she will Btay there for a day or
two and then she does not get her letters
for 'days. If we do not hear from her
soon, Roger thinks I had better write to
Mr. Moore. It docs seem .so strange
her eyes filling with tears "that Aunt
Dl should not know how unhappy we
"I believe you are fretting after ber,
Alison you are quite thin and fragile
But Alison denied this with a great
deal of unnecessary energy. She wns
only a little tired; but now Mabel was
getting better she would hi able to hare
a walk sometimes.
"But you must not talk any more,
papa," she finished; "you are looking
rather exhausted. Nurse Meyrlck will
be here directly; may I read to you a
little until she comes?"
Mr. Merle shook his head sadly.
"My dear, I should like it of all things,
but you know Dr. Greenwood has for
bidden any kind of study for the next
few weeks, and I never cared much for
works of fiction, except Sir Walter Scott"
"I meant a chapter or two out of the
Bible before you went to sleep," re
turned Alison, blushing with timidity,
A sudden shallow passed over Mr,
"I did not understand you, my dear"
Im Mid. with a little effort. "Well, child,
do m yen like that sort of reading can
not hurt one."
Alison felt the permission wns accord
ed rather ungraciously, but still sh.e dared
not refuse to nvnll herself of It. Sh
brought tho Bible Aunt Dlnna'a gift
nnd sat down quietly by her father's side.
Tho voice trembled n little ns she rend,
but she did not know how sweet It sound
ed in her father's enr. Oneo when she
looked up she found his eyes fixed ou her
face, and stopped Involuntarily.
"Shall I leave off, papa?" j
"Yes, that will do for to-night ; you
may read to mo to-morrow. You nro so
like your mother, Alison ; she wns fond
of her Bible, too. You are a good girl,
and take after her."
"Poor dear mamma. How hard It must
be for you, pnpa, to lio there missing
"Ah!" be snid, averting his face, '"it
is n lifelong loss. I think I never knew
nny one so good not even Dlnnn could
compnre with her. Do you know you
remiuded me bo much of her that day
when you wanted mo to go to church.
Child, your reproachful eyes quite haunt
ed me. Ah, well ! if over I get well "
He paused with n sigh.
"You will come with us then, papa,"
she snid, softly. -
"I hope so, Alison, but I fear It will
be n long time before I have the chance.
When a man has looked denth in tho fnee,
ns I hnve. who might have been hurried
Into eternity without n moment's prepara
tion, he thinks n little more seriously
about things. I hopo I nm grateful for
being spared I think I nm. You shall
come nnd read to me every night If you
like, my dear; It Is a grand book, the
Alison's heart was too full to answer
him, but as Xursc Meyrick canic. into
the room nt thnt moment she leaned over
and kissed his forehead.
"Good-night, dear papa; I hopo you.
will sleep well."
"Good-night," he nnswered, cheerfully,
"and give my love to Missie."
Alisou felt strangely happy as she left
her father's room; it seemed to her ns
though they were coming closer to each
other. There had been a look In her
father's eyes and a caressing tone In his
voice thnt told her thnt she wns becom
ing very dear to him. She said to herself
in iter young glndness that Providence,
had accepted her sncrlfice her fnther's
heart wns no longer closed to her, nnd
Mnbel- was beginning to love her. "Ask
nnd it shall be given to you," was abun
dantly realized in her case so true it Is
that love begets love, that the Divine seed
of charity sown broadcast, even over bar
ren heacts, will still yield Rome thirty
fold, some sixty-fold, some hundred-fold.
Alison's tranquil rest that night was
only a preparation for n most trying day
Missie had left her bed for the couch
that afternoon. When Alison had placed
her comfortably, she had gone down
stairs for a few minutes to speak to
Anna, lenving Miss Leigh in charge. Anna
detained her longer than usual she had
so much to say on the subject of Eva's
approaching marriage, nnd wWle Alison
wns still talking nnd listening. Miss Leigh
hurried down stnirs with n very pale face.
"I wish you would come," she said, in
much agitation; "Mnbel is so very hys
tericnl I can do nothing with her. Per
hnps I hnve been incautious, but she ques
tioned me so closely ns to whnt the phy
sicians snid nbout her father that I could
not avoid telling her."
"Oh, dear, what a pity. I meant to
hnve told her myself when she was bet
ter," observed Alison, somewhnt reproach
Miss Leigh's tact was often at fault,
and she hnd chosen an unlucky moment
for breaking the news to Missie just
when she was weary with the fatigue of
Alison found her in n sad state sob
bing bitterly, with her head hidden In
the pillows nnd for a long time she re
fused to allow Alison to raise her into
a more comfortable 'position. To .her re
lief, Roger entered the room nnd nsked
immedintely, in his downright' manner,
what was the matter, and why Missie
was making herself 111.
This brought on a fresh burst.
"Oh, Roger! what shall I do? Poor
"It Is poor Mabel, I think," observed
Roger, kindly, nnd he raised the sobbing
little figure in his arms and brought the
wet face into view. "I declare, child,
you are a perfect NIobe. Allie, what are
we to do with her?"
"lie will not get up for months per
haps for years nnd It Is all my fault!"
cried Missie, passionately.
"Perhaps so, ray dear, but do ydu sup
pose all these showers of tears will do
father any good?"
"I must cry I ought to cry when I
nm so unhappy," returned Missie, Impa
tiently, and trying to free herself.
"No, my dear, no," was Roger's quiet
answer; you have given us all so much
trouble that you ought to spare us any
noisy repentance; the best thing you
can do for us all Is to get as well and
happy as you can, and help to nurse
Missie left off crying and stared at
Roger. He told Alison afterward that
those half-drowned blue eyes made him
feel quite bad but then Roger was such
a soft-hearted fellow.
"You do not understand," she said at
last, very slowly.
"My dear little sister," he said, tak
ing her hand, "I do understand, and so
does Alison, and wc are both agreed on
this point. Repentance is apt to be trou
blesome If it be carried beyond due bounds
nnd, In fact, It can degenerate Into
selfishness and you ore really very self
ish about this."
"Oh, Roger!" exclaimed AJIson, a lit
tle shocked at this plain speaking. But
Roger knew what ho was about; he was
determined, as he said quaintly, "to seal
up the fountain of Mlssie's tears."
"Is he not unkind?" returned .poor
Missie, plteously, "He calls me selfish,
just becauso I nm so sorry about papa."
"We are nil sorry, Mabel," returned
her brother, seriously, "though we do
not go about the house wetting the floors
with our tears, like mcdltuvnl sinners. I
declare It makes one quite damp to come
near you it is really bad for your health,
"Now you are laughing at me," she
"True, and that is the unkindest cut
of all, la It not? But I am not laugh,
lag when I talk about your elflshHem
you see yoit nro Just goHs nsn'n'rt the
wise old proverb, 'Never er.v over splllm!
milk. The mischief Is done, my dear,
but every ono In thl hoiine tins forgiven
yon for being the cause of It, nnd now
you must forgive yourself."
"Oh, I ban not," she srt'd. "1 shall bo
mlsornhle until papa is wlh"
"There spenks selflshntW ho return
ed, quickly. "My dear Mnbel. why think
nbout yourself nt nil? why not. think how
tired Alison looks, "and how you may
spare her? I nm sure u cheerful word
Missie seemed struck by bin words.
Qlin !rAl-njt nt lull eist r rntlier Nprilllnii-
Ingly. Certainly Alison d:d look pule,
and there were dark rings rounti ncr
eyes. Roger saw his ndvnntnge, nnd
"You have no Idea how people In n
house net nnd renct on etoh other n
depressing person is like n perpeumi jog.
I think I shnll colu thnt speech ns n
Vnii l-iimv t nm' n bit of n
,lW,Vl .... . " - - -
philosopher Roger tho sago that sounds
Missle's Hps curved Into a smllol a
little dimple enrae into view.
"Come, thnt's nbout Uio rem nrucir
n little more, nnd we shall have n rain
bow effect," observed Roger In n delighted
tone. "Now. we hnve the whole thing in
working order. You have done wrong
and been sorry for It good 1" with nn
impressive pnuse; "now you nro going to
do better, nnd not think nbout yourself
nt nil, but how yon nre to make us nil
happier. Good ngnln. Thirdly nnd lastly,
you nre to turn over n new lenf.nnd cul
tivate cheerfulness nnd thnt sort of
thing." , , , ,
"I will try." sighed Missie. raising her
fnco to be kissed, "but it will be drend
fully hard." , t
"Most things nre hnrd." wns tho philo
sophical reply; '"but we shnll never do
much good in the world by sitting In the
dust nnd casting nshes on ourselves that
sort of thing doesn't seem to belong to
the present dispensation."
"No, it Is 'Let the dead bury their
dead,' now," observed Alison, In n moved
voice. "Now, Roger, you may leave Mis
sie to me; she Is tired out, and I nm
going to rend her to sleep."
"But I nm not sleepy." replied Missie,
reluctnnt to let Roger go. but It showed
her new submission to Alison that she
made no further protest only an Alison
rend. Missie lay quiet, with n softened
look in her eyes. Yes. she would try
nnd bear It; they should not bo any longer
"Thank vou. dear," she said presently,
ns she, noticed how Alison's voice flag
ged: "the book is very pretty, but I want
you to leave off now nnd take a turn In
the garden. Do please. Alison, It Is such
n lovely evening, nnd it will do you so
much good. Popple can come to me, she
Js n good girl nnd doe not tire me.
"Are you sure, Mnbel denr. thnt you
can spare me?" asked Alison, anxiously.
"Quite sure." was Missle's answer, and
then Alison consented to leave her. She
wns conscious thnt her strength wns rail
ing her n little; the close confinement anil
nnxiety for the Inst fortnight were trying
to her constitution: broken rest at night
often followed the long day's work. She
was pining, too. for a word from her dear
est friend. She had written two days ago
to Mr. Moore, questioning him nbout Miss
Cnrrington'x movements, but hnd received
no answer from the-confidential servant
who ncted ns the blind man's amanuensis,
and. In spite of her efforts to be cheerful,
she was feeling dull nnd deserted.
(To be continued.)
In spite of all her sound good sense,
a Gormiui girl cherishes certain su
perstitions which Bhe likes to observe
on hen wedding day. for Instance,
the moon must be increasing, neither
at the full nor on the wane, for n wan
ing moon foretells that marriage, love
ami luck will dwindle, while a full
moon denotes but stationary luck nt
h. I., hut ii waxlm: marriage moon
will bring nn Increase of nuptial Imp-
plncss. health una prosperny, buj
Neither will any German bride, of
whatever rank, wear pearls, for she
firmly believes In tho forbidding old
adage, "The' inoro pearls a woman
wears upon her wedding day, the more
tears she sheds in after life" In tho
Fatherland, too, if It rains upon the
bridal day, the bride will wisely look
upon the best side of the matter, nnd
regards the glistening raindrops not
as her English sister does as pro
phetic of tears, but "showers of bless
ings," while if she weeps nt her mar
..ior. aim lmiL'lia after, saving she has
. . r, . . . -
spent her tears beforehand, so that
she will have none to sneu in iicr now
It was In the art museum.
"Yes, Mandy," said Mr. Ilnrdapple,
as ho referred to his catalogue, "this be
a stature of Venus. You see, she hasn't
"Poor thlug!" sighed Mrs. Ilardapple.
"I was Just wondering."
"Wondering what, my dear?"
"Why, how In the world she ever
carried her shopping bag."
.roOt front t'nnltry.
tv..,H,.fiii,ii nultmnto that It COntS 1
A UllllllMI'll -
nlit til lll'llllllCO nil' Cgg. UIO
estimate Is based on the fact that tho
hun lays ll'O eggs In the year, in ouicr
words, where the fowls are coniincu w
runs, and the rood must ho purchased,
it onetti in cixiIm ii month or $1.-0 n
year to maintain a hen. If the hen is
an Indifferent layer and gives but sixty
eggs in a year, her eggs cost me poul
try man cents each.
An experiment conducted by the Cor
nell experiment station In 1W)2 showed
thnt tlm nxiMiiffO cost of feed for l
dozen eggs was l. cents, or about
of a cent nn egg. The cost ror eacn
hen for tho vear was t)!.0 cents. At
that time wheat was sold at $1.15 a
hundred pounds, while at tho present
tlm.. it i4 S!; limn sold at S1.35 u hun
dred pounds and It Is now $10; and
meat scraps cost ?y.ir. n nuuureii
pounds and now we pay 5-10. So at
the present Increased price of feed,
tho cost of feeding the hun Is easily
ISO cents n year more than It wus tn
To mnko poultry prolltnble ou tho
fnrni It Is necessary to breed for bet
ter laying. This Is done by Installing
trap nests in the henhouses, and eacn
vonr nlekiii!? out tho best Inyers and
breeding only from such. The farmer
must grade up "In stock. He must
get rid of the mongrel birds; he must
drive out the drones, and must eucour-
nge the workers. Tho farm must pro
duce better poultry nnd more or it.
There are advantages on the farm
for poultry mining that the poultry
man does not have, and If the latter,
In many ways handicapped, can make
poultry keeping a successful business,
the farmer should at least make the
work a valuable adjunct to his In
come. Properly managed poultry can
be made the most profitable crop on
the farm Investment, expense and
It Is nrgued by some farmers thnt
their hens cost them practically noth
ing, as they have free range and can
gather all the food they need. There
is some truth In that, aud there nlso
Is Konio truth in the fact that farm
ers' Hocks seldom yield a profit com
pared with stock In the hands of a reg
KceUlnir Jlcnl, Wet or Dry.
Many of our farmers seem to hold
the opinion that feeding meal wet to
their cows will bring better results
than when fed dry. One old farmer
makes tho remark, "how can the cow
get any goodness out of n pan of dry
meal?" yet notwithstanding tho fact
that so many dairymen hold to tin'
practice of feeding tho meal wet, the
experiments to date Indicate thnt bet
ter results aro obtained by feeding
it dry. Professor Jordan, of the Maine
Experiment Station, fed a bunch of
cnlves corn and cob meal with long
bay lu dry form, as against hay which
was run through a feed cutter, mois
tened and sprinkled with corn nnd cob
meal. The results were In favor of
the dry feeding. The gain was great
er, and less feed was required for
100 iHHindfl of gain. Professor Jordnn
nlso conducted an experiment with two
herds of dairy cows, one herd was fed
dry feed, while the feed of the other
was moistened. The greater yield of
milk wns obtained from the herd that
received the dry feed.
A .SyniinUliello Slriiln.
"Do you think you nro benefited by
your sojourn at the seashore?"
"No," answered Mr. Slrlus Barker.
"Our hotel was at ono of those sandy
stretches where pcoplo tired themselves
out In week-end holidays. When you
looked nt the place you felt sorry for
tho people and when you looked at the
people you felt sorry for tho place."
Welftbetl I" !" IIuiiiI,
"Some grocers," remarked the cus
tomer, "have nn off-hand way of weigh
ing sugar, but I notice you'ro not oue
"Off-hand wny? How do you mean?"
asked tho grocer,
"I noticed you kept your hand on tho
scales Just now while you measured
out live pounds for mc." Philadelphia
A boy or girl may legally wed la
Australia at 14.
Snltlnif Do it ii Stent.
Curing meat for future consumption
Is one of the nimual Jobs ou the farm,
in some sections of the country, says
tho Journal of Agriculture, the prob
lem of salting down meat Is a serious
one because of the heat. In sections
of the South there nro winters when
there Is very little cold weather and
It Is not until lute that hogs may bo
slaughtered. Here Is a recipe which Is
said to bo a good ono: For 1,000
pounds of ment take ten quarts of salt
peter, 1 pound of pepper and 2 pounds
of yellow sugar. Mix well, put lu a
tub or some suitable vessel, and then
upply tho mixture well to the meat.
This Is said to bo the most success
ful method of salting moat there Is,
both from a standpoint of purity and
A German patent specification de
scribes a process for preserving milk
by removing all dissolved oxygen by
means of the addition of a small qunn
tlly of ferrous carbonate. The process
is based on the fact tliaf freshly.pro
clpltated ferrous corbonuto In the pres.
enco of oxygen Immediately assimilates
oxygen and evolves an equivalent
(juuntlty of carbon dioxide. Ono part
of ferrous carbonate Is sufficient for
CO.OOO parts milk, nnd tho properties
of the milk are not altered In any way
by tho addition, which should bo inado
before the milk Is boiled.
Work Iluum of Farmer.
Professor Boss, of tho Minnesota
Agricultural College, Bays that stntlv
tics of tho actual hours of labor on the
farms investigated show thnt farmers
work nine hours a day In summer and
between four und five in winter. Pro
fessor Bailey, of tho Farm Life Coin
mission, tells tho story of the Bchool.
ma'am working from 0 to 4 until sho
married a farmer, nnd had to work
from. 4 to 0. Moral, schoolma'ams
make good wives for farmers.
Vfi.Ho visiting a practical fnrmei. n
few Weeks ngo ho said thnt vhi-o
everything was fed. out on tho fa in
nnd Uib.;mnnuro returned to tho soil It
siionVd grow richer1 hiBtead of poorer
and thnt furthermore thoro waH loss
connected with the farm when it was
nnnilueted oil theso prlllOlplcB tlllltl
when tho system was varied from year
One thing Is certain, tho growing
and feeding of Hvo stock on tho farms
eonmclH tho growth of crop to (cod
that nro best adapted for the produc
tion or llcsh nml animal products.
Prowinent among these crops nro cloy
or,' alfalfa nnd tho othor nitrogen gath
ering plants that possess n high feed
Ing value aud aro relished by animals
ou account of their palatablllty.
We cannot too often repeat tho
fact that tho fanners who follow tt
short crop rotation, In which a logumu
Is grown ovory third year, need not
worry about maintaining an adequate
supply of nitrogen, providing ho feeds
theso crops to live stock nnd saves
the manure, both liquid nnd solid, nnd
returns It to tho soli. When nltrogon
ous grain foods are purchased and
fed to tho animals In connection with
the home-grown foodH tho Increase In
nitrogen Ib still greater. Agricultural
IVrillnir Milk Corfu.
Milk contains water, fat, protein
(casein and curd), sugar and ash, and
these aro all made from the constitu
ents of tho food. If sulllclent protein,
fat and carbohydrates nro not con
tained In the food given her, tho cow
supplies this deficiency for n tlmo by
drawing on her own body, nnd gradu
ally begins to shrink In quantity nnd
quality of milk, or IkiUi. The stingy
feeder cheats himself as well as" the
cow. She may surfer from hunger,
although she Is full of swnlo and hay.
but sho also becptnes poor and doM
not yield tho milk and butter lu
should. Her milk glands aro a wond
erful machine, but they cannot nmkc
milk casein (curd) out of tho fonstltu.
cuts In coarse, unappetizing. Indlge.
tlble swnlo liny or sawdust any more
than the farmer himself can make but
ter from skim milk. She must not
only hnve n generous supply of good
food, but It must contain sulllclent
amounts of the nutrients needed for
making milk. Until this fact Is un
derstood aud appreciated, successful,
profitable dairying Is out of tho ques
tion. Many forcible illustrations of. Its
truthfulness have been furnished by
tho' agricultural experiment -sUttlomt
11. B. Speed.
Ilrlplnir the I'urmer,
In an Important Interview with Glf
ford Plnchot, the government rorester,
nnd a member of the Country Life
Commission, recently appointed by Mr.
Roosevelt, given to Kdward I. Far
rlngton, tho following points uro elab
The things which the Country Life
Commission desires to do, nbovo all
else, is to make the fact plain that
there Is a tremendous problem before
the American farmer to-day.
The things which must bo secured
for tho farmer are better farming ma
terials, bettor business aud a better
living. The commission Is concerned
with the two latter.
Hvorythlng which has to do with
making farm lifo efficient and pleas
ant will receive particular attention,
for this Is one of the most Important
of all agricultural problems.
'Uio commission will make no at
tempt to 1iiih)W! anything ou tho farm,
er, to dictate to blin, or to carry pa
ternalism to mi objectionable degrou
Tho facts arc to be assembled lu hn
complete a form as possible and placed
before the farmer In logical order.
irvmpurury ttlteep I'cnco.
Ono of the best portable fences for
uso In soiling sheep Is mado In panels
with supports, as shown In tho sketch.
Author wild de or VJ S
profusely tinon thetin
of land In th. 'r"wstt
profitable source of 'rfl Zu"
ICnnsnn nit.. o.. '"'"Hit l
which Is said to bo foL , k
lulck, sturdy growth.
known thnt alcohol wnM ! lh?,k
this plant, but It 1 o vlm?
...... .. . " o'Ki' uav w . .
cini way by do mniinf.. wn"t
ui no crown, i.
Is flltunhwl i. ..8ro,!l- Thlikn,'
percentage of alcohol hTr'
I" Bald to bo larger tEf , V
known product. h
It.wtia not until in tliolnw.
Congress that ultoJ
for tho nnnufacU,ro0firi
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Wrap Ititf U jl tei.ioil- Innwiijttiitrty
nvtremea of Ad.rrtlilir.
"Wo want to do sometblof b!r to it
rcrtleo that now pUy," tii tb Kev
"Well," nnswered tli prey i-e
"which kind of a nlsr li it) flu n
iv.ilch you Invito the attcMloa of (!
tlcrgy or tho attention of tbi tollctf
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hot. Chicago Tflhtin.
P1TC VltoV Dint M miinHr
I llJotatlr cir4 lijr Vr, t .iMiflwlfcwf
terT. Ken A tor nit l M W WJ1m1W
Or. It JL Kite. IA. Bl Ink BU HJWtWh
itmail nm (J a oil.
Little Ikey came up to W nA
with a very solemn face.
"In It true, father," b hW
marring I n fnllureJ"
Ills father surveyed Un tMnpfr
fully for a moment.
"Well, Ikey," be finally replH
rou got a rich wife It' alnwatMlw
u a failure." I.lppmcotr,
XV hr 8 he I)flln4,
a ittsintnn dniprm w "
V JUUIIK MWMiM" .
Street car with a pair of MW
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inn, .ah uiunij (,v....
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' "Thank you very mticbr ''
tiy, "uui i ooiuwi"""-
- I've been Bleating
nn rpcr s wcemy.
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Y,ou ran UCI Alien i I 'T .
U rfHJ MH -
HOVAIII.K KKNCK KOI1 HIIKK1' AMD IIOOS.
Panels uro 10 feet long, madp of 4
Inch board solidly milled together.
After this fenco Is oneo put up, sheep
nro not likely to overturn 1L ' A fence
Il'j feet high will turn most flocks.
Farm and Home.
This is one of tho most serious trou
bles with which wo have to contend In
our dry climate. When a crack ap
pears It Ib a dllllcuU matter to bring
down tho now growth of sound hoof
without firing and blistering, bo that
prevention Is all Important. Thero Is
no need to cut out tho solo or open
tho heels, ns It Is called. Tho frog
and heels should bo left absolutely
alone, and they cannot bo too well do
veloped. Tho solo will tnko euro of
Itself, for nature exfoliates dead horn
as required. Keep tho wall rotindod
nt tho ground surfneo, tho too short
and tho frog prominent, and with fow
exceptions horses will como through all
right Fluid nnd Farm.
n.'itan nrar I hiiiilwi. ..v - -
'"t- . . ..... irtitin inius-d
vn itn niiiLD - - ..a
l'heyvo never sen. m y--
n -14 nn1 L'ftt HO ..
Actress (sotto voce)-S
i 11 r TI11B1 ..
AltIt I HlirVCJ l.'B .v.pf
r h.. vou mny vv"
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no one to nenr u-
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m v lur v..-
no ounco symf ---- hh cw
,uncoTorl compowj; JT
orocured of any a
ooioro uv.wr.. ij tuaw""
nours, ana cureo -
"Col. Ounmome !
,-4.1- mnn In OOlltlCI, 1 Jki
the reporters iu-
A Ilnlanuea Ilntlnn.
Corn nnd elbvor pusturo forma h
nearly balonced ration, and thoro will
be llttlo danger of Injuring tho breed
ing qualities of tho pigs If they are
allowed plenty of corn and tho ru of
a good clover pasture,
Tn. niu .v .
IX HII 1, HV.v . , M nV r . I
jij miirrf Din" '.to1
from a m)rniuL .
AI kwii " - rlmWif. m w
cannot reform ulmu
(he woria. . --rj