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"By MTKJT, A.JLBATyVJVDB'R
Author of "A Crooksd Plh." "Maid, Wife or Widow," "By
Woman's Wit." "Beaton's Dartfaln," "A Llfo Interest,"
"Mona's Choloe." "A Woman's Hoart." ,
CHAPTER VIII. (Continued.)
"Are you Irish? You don't mind my
asking? Some people don't like the
Irish; I delight In them. My father's
great friend Is an old general, a dear
old thing Sir Patrick Desmond; is he
any relative of yours?"
"I have heard of him, but if he in in
any way connected with me it Is so
distant that I cannot 'call cousins
"If he comes down to the Court
while you are here, I will ask you to
meet him. Then you are Irish? And
I am sure you sing and play?"
"I play a little."
"That is delightful. You can play
an accompaniment? I can't bear play
ing; and I want to try some duets
with George Lumley to-night."
"I will do my best," said Hope,
"Don't you think George Lumley
very good-looking? He is very good
style, too, and so like Lord Everton. I
am rather glad he Is at Hounslow.
This place Is too far, and yet too near,
to be amusing." She chattered on till
the gentlemen came to seek them in
their fragrant retreat, when Miss Da
cre ceased to bestow attention or
words on Hope. They soon adjourned
to the larger drawing-room, where the
singers discovered that Miss Desmond
had quite a genius for playing accom
paniments, and time flew fast till the
carriages were announced.
"Where In the world did you find
that nice Miss Desmond, Mrs. Saville?"
exclaimed Miss Dacre. "She Is so quiet
and well bred. Lots to say, too. Do
bring her over to the Court She could
be of Infinite use to me in playing ac
companiments." "Very likely; but, you see, I engaged
her to be of use to me."
"To be sure," laughed the thought
less girl. "How frightfully Bharp you
are!" And she blew her hostess a
kiss as she left the room.
"What a glorious night!" said -Lumley,
with a sigh of relief, sinking on
an ottoman beside Hope. "Couldn't
you manage to come out for a stroll
before saying good-night finally?"
Hope looked at him for a moment
gravely, then a smile began in hei
eyes and sparkled on "lip and cheek.'
"Yes, it could be easily managed, ac
cording to novel-regulations," she said.
I -.escort my kind patroness to her
room, receive her blessing, and return
to my own, then I throw a mantilla
over my beautiful locks, steal down to
the garden door, which Is of course left
open, and Join you In the moonlit
"Precisely," said Lumley, laughing.
It's a lovely picture. I earnestly hope
you will realise it."
"A moonlight stroll Is a harmless
amusement under certain conditions,
which do not exist at present for me,'
and she went away to bid good-night to
the vlcaress and see that she was
wrapped up. Then, meeting Mrs. Sa
ville on her way up-stalrs, she accom
panied her to her bedroom, rang for
her maid, and exchanged a few words
with her until that functionary ap
"I am woefully tired," said Mrs. Sa
ville, throwing herself into a low chair.
"Really, life Is too wearisome in its
disappointing sameness. If Richard
will invite these stupid chattering
boys, I shall dine In my own room.
' Jlary Dacre Is sillier than she used to
be, and Mr. Rawson writes that he
cannot come down till the Sunday
after next. We must begin 'Froment
Jeune' to-morrow, Miss Desmond, and
get away as much as we can from the
"J shall be very pleased. It Is con
sidered one of Daudet's best; and I
3iave never read it."
When Hope Desmond reached her
own room she undressed rapidly, and,
putting out the candles, brushed hex
'4ong hair by the moonlight, while she
thought earnestly, "How disappointing
of Mr, Rawson! I hoped he would be
here next Sunday; and I have so much
to say to him. True, I can write; but
a few spoken words face to face are
"worth a dozen letters. It will not be
easy to get him to myself, but as my
own especial friend I have a right to
demand an interview. How weary
that poor woman is! and far from
well. Poor and nearly friendless as I
am, I would not change with her. No,
no; I understand life better than she
does, though she lias lived so much
longer. How her heart must ache when
she thinks of her son! Under all her
liardness and pride she yearns for the
love she does not know how to win.
If she will only love me!" Then she
twisted up her hair, and, throwing
herself on her knees, prayed long and
fervently, with tightly-clasped hands,
while tears streamed unheeded from
the eyes that less than an hour ago
Jiad smiled so saucily on Captain Lum
"The two months have nearly ex
pired," she mused, when, having risen,
she leaned against the window-frame
and looked out on the moonlit lawn.
JJut l am quite sure she will not send
me away. I do not want to go amoas
strangers again. It is awful to have
no home. But with practice, with the
effort to seem brave, courage comes."
Taking some relic Bewn up In a lit
tle Bilk bag and hung round her neck
by a thin chain of Indian gold, she
kissed it lovingly and lay down to
For the next couple of days Mrs. Sa
ville instituted a sevore headache and
shut herself up with MIbs Desmond in
her own special morning room, leaving
her son and his guest to entertain
each other. The third day Hope went
out for a Bhort Btroll. as Mrs. Saville
evidently did not want her company
in a visit she went to pay at the
She had not gone far when she was
overtaken by George Lumloy, who im
mediately began to condole with hei
on what he was pleased to term her
"false imprisonment." She talked with
him gayly enough, but always with
what he chose to term "a tinge of in
dulgence" In her manner, and then
turned homeward sooner than she
would otherwise have done.
"I must bid you good-by. I am go
ing back to my quarters this evening,"
he said. "But I shall be at the Court
next week. I do hope you'll come and
help us in those duets. Miss Dacre
has planned no end of practising."
"I shall be glad to help you if I
"How submissive you are! You must
have an awfully dull time of It."
"I do not feel dull. Mrs. Saville is
a very intelligent woman, and, as we
differ on every subject, we have abund
ance of Interesting conversation."
"I should think so. Do you ever con
"I am afraid not; but I may make
a little Impression; constant dropping,
you know, effects something. I want
to convert her to the belief that man
does not live by bread alone."
"I see; that he wants the sugar
plums of true love. How tame and
flat live Is without them! I think I
understand; that Jolly old boy Raw
son has put you here to be Hugh's ad
vocate." "By no means. He recommended me
as a suitable person to act as reader
and amanuensis to your aunt, and I
hope to do him credit."
"Do you know you puzzle me Im
mensely?" "A little mental exercise will do yon
"Mental exercise! you give my mind
plenty to do. You are never out of
"Good-morning, Captain Lumley,"
said Miss Desmond, with great com
posure. "I shall go In by the Bide
door." And she turned down a nar
row path which led to a private en
trance at the foot of the stair com
municating with a wing which con
tained Mrs. Savllle's rooms.
Lumley stood for a moment uncer
tain what to do. He dared not O)llow
her, and he was reluctant to confess
himself checkmated. His generally
placid face grew set and stormy.
"What a provoking woman! She
treats me as If I were a mere school
boy, whom she could play with in safe
ty. It is no longer play to me; it
shall not be play to her. I never was
treated in this way before; and there
Is an odd sort of liking for me under It
all. What speaking eyes she has! I
have seen dozens of handsomer wom
en, but there's a sort of fascination
about her. I will not let her foil me.'
He walked rapidly away to the lonely
recesses of the wood, more disturbed
and resolute than he had ever felt in
his self-indulged llfo.
The Sunday but one after this Inter
view, Mr. Rawson came down in time
for church. Mrs. Saville chose to stay
at home. The service was short, for
the vicar dl.l not think li. necessary to
give a sermon every week. When it
was over, there was a gathering of
neighbors, and greetings outside the
"I wish you would come back to
luncheort, Miss Desmond," said Mlsa
Dacre. "You might, as Mrs. Saville is
not here. Lord Everton came rather
unexpectedly last night, and I am sure
you would like him. He has been ask
ing If you are still alive,"
"I am very sorry I cannot assure
him personally of my safety; but I
cannot absent myself in this uncere
monious manner. Then I have my
friend Mr. Rawson here."
"What a nuisance! I am coming
over after luncheon to ask for assist
ance in getting up a concert to collect
funds for a new school-house; so, till
this afternoon, adieu." She stepped
into her pony-carrlago, attended by
Richard Saville, and drove away.
"As we have plenty of time, I will
take you by a little longer way back,
Mr. Rawson," said Hope.
"I place myself in your hands, my
dear young lady." As they started,
Lumley, who had stood aside till Mist
Dacre drove off, joined them, and for
a short way the conversation vu
cnlefly between him and the family
Lumley had been exceedingly nice
and respectful whonovor ho had met
Hops Desmond during tho last week,
conBequontly they had hcon tho best
of frlendsj rind tho captain flattered
himself ho was making prodigious
strides. Arriving at a bend of tho
road whore a turnstllo admitted to a
pathway loading across a Hold and into
Mrs. Savllle's woods, Miss Desmond
pausod, amT'Bald "Good-morning" very
"Mr. ItAwson is good enough to bo
my guardian, and I claim the right to
bore him with my affairs whenever I
"I understand," Bald tho gallant huz
zar, good-humoredly, and stopped with
"That stroke was well played," said
Mr. Rawson when they had got clear
of the gate. "I want to Bay and to
hear a good deal, and tho youth Is per
severing." "Ib ho so young?" asked Hope. "I
thought him an amusing boy, but I be
gin . to see he Is older than I Imag
ined." "He will never see twenty-seven
again. But to business, I am glad to
see you get on so well with Mrs. Sa
ville. I thought you would."
"Yes, better than I expectod. It was
terribly nervous work at first Firm
ness and courago are Indispensable;
the slightest appearance of the white
feather, and she would almost uncon
sciously crush you. It Is not easy to
impress her gently and politely with
a sense of one's complete Independ
ence; but this is essential. The tyran
nical tendencies In her have been tre
mendously developed by circumstances
and training; but I really believe It la
a relief to her to find a companion
who neither quarrels nor cringes; she
breathes a freer air, her mind Is more
healthily exercised. I never conceal
an opinion, and I try to be as truo as
possible, and to defend my views as
temperately as I can. I also try to
-give her the Impression that she Is on
trial as well as myself."
"That is a dangerouB game; but you
may Bucceed. The day after to-morrow
completes your two months. I
suspect she would be sorry if you left
Tell me, have you had a chance ol
putting In a word for the poor prodl
Hope shook her head. "It Is too soon
to attempt it," she said.
"Now sit down here on this fallen
tree; for I have a long story to tel
(To be continued.)
nenrrra Destroy Fences.
Beaver have been accumulating in
the State to such an extent that they
have destroyed property In somo In
ptances and the owners of the prop
erty have had to apply to the game
commissioner's office for pzruiltrt to
Anthony Sneeve, a wealthy cattle
man, living fifteen miles up Brush
Creek from Gypsum, Colo., secured a
permit recently and brought in ten
hides a few days ago. He built a half
mile fence from quaking asps last fall
on one portion of his ranch, but the
winter being long the beavers' supply
of food ran out. They sallied forth
and found that fence a tempting mor
sel. Every post was cut off close to
the ground and the beaver then cut
the rall3 into short lengths, stowing
these in their huta until they were
ready to eat the bark. Then they car
ried the wood out and floated it down
A Mrs. Bond, living half a mile be
low Pine In Platte canyon also secured
a permit to kill a beaver colony on
her place. She planted a handsome
grove of shade trees a few years ago
and they are now in a flourishing con
dition, but a colony of beavers built
a dam in the Platto during the lato
winter and they insist upon stealing
her nice, soft shade trees unless she
stands over them with a club nearly
all the time. Denver Republican.
Of Coarse Hot.
An over-dressed woman was talking
to an acquaintance.
"Yes," she. said, "since John came
Into his money we have a nice coun
try house, horses, cows, pigs and
"That must be charming," remark
ed the other; "you can have all the
fresh eggs you want"
"Oh,, well," replied tho first lady,
"of course, the hens can lay if thoy
like to, hut In our position it isn't at
One More Question.
"I say, pa, what "
"Ask your mother!"
"Honest, pa, this isn't a silly on
"All right, this once, what Is it?"
"Well, if the end of the world was
to come and tho earth be destroyed
while a man was up in an airship,
where would he land when he cam?
down!" The Housekeeper.
Not Too Mucli.
"After all," said the optimist, "you
must admit that this is the best world
you have even been In."
"Yes," replied tho pessimist; "but
hang it, my wife Is tho best wife I've
ever had, and that'B not saying much
for her." Judy.
"What are the Christian names 01
that young couple next door?"
"Wo won't be able to find out til!
next woek. They've Just been mar
ried and he calls her Birdie and she
calls him Pettlo." Cleveland Leader.
A Tough One,
"Y'vou-are a-wwful tough, aln'l
"Why, say, kid, I'm so tough da
dere'ai times I'm skeered of myielfpi
Modern l'nrm Ilnrn.
Tho barn horowlth Ulustratod will
bo found sultablo for a modlum-slzod
farm on which olght or ton milk cows
aro kept. It has a lloor space of 38 by
CI feet, exclusivo of tho milk room.
Tho studs should bo 12 to 14 feet long.
Tho Interior Is divided as shown on
tho floor plan Tho silo Is 12x38 foot,
with a C-foot pit which may bo of
stono or comont. Tho silo as shown
is connected to tho feed room by a
F.XTKH10U VIKW Of nAllK.
4x4-foot chute. This should extend tho
entire length of silo and have small
windows both at the top and bottom.
The hay chuto Is GxG feet snuaro and
has door at tho floor line for forking
out hay, Tho chute la of sufficient size
for feeding stock If barn 1b full. Tho
silo and hay chuto are boarded up
tight to prevent dust, dirt or odors
from entering the cow barn. The loft
floor should bo made tight for tho
samo reason, and It made double with
tar paper between It will be better.
The construction of tho calf and
bull pens, also the box stall, should bo
such that the animals may readily see
the other animals In the barn. They
enjoy company as well as human bo
lngs do, and many an otherwise good
tempered animal has been rendered
unsafe by bolng placed in solitary con
finement. Tho milk room is handy to
the cow stalls and has both an Interior
and exterior exit Tho door leading
Into the barn should be closed at all
times. Tho Interior arrangement Is
such that ono attendant can feed and
care for the stock. In a short time; a
point not to bo overlooked In this day
of high-priced labor. An 8 or 10-foot
opening should bo left In tho loft floor
over the driveway for passing up hay,
etc. The grain and bran bins are lo
cated over the feed room and the fcod
drawn through 8-lnch wood spouts
and mixed In the feed room. The
driveway, also tho space between the
feed room and cow stalls, may boused
a portion of the year for tools or a
wagon. The floor above tho drlvo
way should be 11 or 12 feet high; the
floors over the pens and cow stalls
should be 7 feet high, and those over
the box stall and horse stalls should
be 8 feet high. This arrangement pro-
few t tU.
- i i ti1 ' I I -
GROUND PXAtf Or HAJIJI.
vldes ample storge room for hay, etc.,
In the loft. A good feature of this
barn Is that additions can be mado
without interfering with tho general
arrangement In nay way. J. E. Brldg
man In Farm, Stock and Home.
Quite a number of practical foeders
have adopted tho silage mothod. One
man in particular having a large stock
farm in Ohio puts up annually be
tween 2,500 and 3,000 tons of corn and
cowpea silage, which he feeds to his
beef cattle. A 1,000-pound steer will
usually consume about 50 pounds of
silage per day. When fed a ration of
this kind, some nitrogenous food
should bo added, such as oil meal, cot
tonseed meal or other concentrated
products found on tho market. Tho
feeder from Ohio referred to feeds on
an average about 5 pounds of cotton
seed meal per day to his steers and
about 5 pounds of clover hay, In addi
tion to the 50 poundB of sllago, For
beof cattle It is usually considered ad
visable to allow tho crop to mature
before cutting, and also to plant It the
same as ono plants for grain produc
tion. Tho cattle feeder Is not partic
ularly anxious to obtain a ' largo
amount of forage, but he Is more anx
ious to get as much corn as possible,
A crop of corn that will produce about
50 bushels per aero will make from
eight to nine tons of sllago planted In
tho usual way and harvested when
mature. It Is stated by feeders who
are using sllago, and similar reports
have come from stations, that cattle
fed on this produce scour less than
when fed on corn and dry roughage.
Tho Cornell Experiment Station
found that two tons of horse manure
In an exposed place In five months lost
5 per cent in gross weight, 00 per cent
of its nitrogen, 47 per cent of Its
phosphorus and 76 per cent of Us pot
ash. The total loss of plant food was
CI per cen
The Farmers' Club of tho Amorlcan
Institute inu iriKiicd tho following
rules for forecasting tho woathor:
1. Tho wind novor blown unload
rain or anow is falling within 100
mllou of you.
2. Whon cirrus clouds nro rapidly
moving from tho north or northeast
thoro will bo rain Inuldo or twenty
four hours, no matter how cold It la.
3. Cumulus clouds always move
from a rogton of fair woathor to a re
gion whoro a stortn Is forming.
4. Whon tho tomporaturo suddenly
fnlls thoro Is a storm forming south ol
5. Whon tho tomporaturo suddenly
rises thoro Is a storm rornilng north ol
6. Cirrus clouds always tnovo from
a region whoro a storm Is In progress
to a region of fnlr woathor.
7. Whon cirrus clouds aro rnvldly
moving from tho south or BouthonHt
thoro will bo a cold rainstorm on the
morrow. If It Is In summer; If It lfl in
winter, thoro will be a snowstorm.
8. Whonovor heavy, whlto frost oc
curs a Btorm Is forming within 1,000
miles north or northcnHt of you.
9. Tho wind nlwayn blows In a cir
cle around n storm, and whon It blows
from tho north tho honvloflt rain l
oast of you; if it blows from tho south
tho heaviest rain Is woHt of you; It It
blows from tho east tho hoavlost rain
la south of you; It it blows from tha
west tho heaviest rain is north of you.
Hldebone In ltorses.
Tho cut on tho loft shows a healthy
foot bono. In somo cases tho cartil
ages aro largo, oxtondlng for Bomo die
Uinco, giving an appoaranco of side
bone. If tho imino condition oxlsts In
other foot. It may bo concluded thai
no sldobono oxlsts. The plcturo on the
right depicts a foot with growth ol
sldebone. Tho growth begins at lower
edge of cartilage next to tho foot bon
and extends gradually upward,
At the average rate of twenty bush
els of wheat por acre (which Is much
less than the average yiold of clthor
Germany or England), the 8tato of Illi
nois, with a few Indiana counties
thrown In for good measure, cultivated
exclusively to wheat, would produco
annually more of this product than
does tho entire country. If Ohio and
Iowa's 70,784 square miles of Improved
land (census 1000), with a 17,658
square mllo strip of Kansas, should
bo planted In corn, thoro would be
harvested, with an acreage yield of
fifty bushels, 3.022,1 4-4,000 bushels, an
amount practically equal to tho total
1006 corn crop of tho United States,
Canada and Mexico,
With the 10,615,644 acres of
Georgia's Improved land producing a
bale of cotton per acre, tho yield would
amount to nearly Is much as tho total
annual cotton crop of tho country; and
yet a large part of tho 15,776,413 acres
of co-called "unimproved farm land"
In Georgia can be mado to produce ns
well as the best land In the Stnto.
with still a balance of 11,191,943 acros
of unclassified land, of which a por
tion only Is Irreclaimable to agriculture.
Ilogs niul Fences,
Lean, lank hogs and poor fences will
discourage almost nny farmer who has
such a combination. With animals
that will multiply as rapidly as pigs
It seems almost a shamo to seo a man
breeding old scrub sows to somo boar
that has no pride of ancestry or hope
of posterity. Yot this Is exactly tho
course that about half of tho farmers
are following, and wondering why
feeding hogs Is not paying substantial
profits. Never get tho Idea In your
beads that breeding from young and
Immature breeding stock encourages
early maturity In tho progeny. Good,
strong, well-devolopod pigs from ma
turo sires and dams will mako better
growth and moro economical gains
than the Undersized runts that result
from breeding Immature sows to some
6-months-old boar pig.
Poultry and Fruit Growing,
A combination of fruit-growing and
poultry raising Is especially recom
mended In a bullotln from tho Penn
sylvania Dopartmont of Agriculture
If possible, locate tho poultry houses
so that tho runs will bo In tho or
chard. Tho fowls will destroy thou
sands of harmful Insects, thus greatly
benefiting tho trees and Increasing tho
prospects for fruit, and the fowls will
at tho Bamo time gain groat comfort
and benefit by tho protecting shade of
the trees. Plum trees and cherry trees
are especially benefited by tho pres
ence of fowlB about their roots. Peach
trees will grow most rapidly nnd noon
est glvo an abundant shade
An Old Ilunko Glnme.
A farmer near Rock Island, 111,,
was cleverly swindled out of 25 by a
smooth stranger who claimed to be
tho game warden, Tho farmer was
hunting on his own farm whon ap
proached and asked If ho had a hunt
ing license. He had not, and the man
said he was not excused by bolng on
his own farm, and that he would ar
rest him, This did not please the
farmer, and ho finally gave the fellow
$25 as ball, Whon ho appeared in
court the next morning he met tha
real game warden, but not his monoy,
No sense in running rrorn0nft
doctor to another. Select th
best one, then stand by h m
Do not delay, but consult ft
In time when you are sick
Ask his op in ion of A S
Cherry Pectoral for cou2h
and colds. Then use R
"i o iic says.
7 &V2" oUi
riwy seep oox or AVer's PIIU InT
house. Just nnn nin . u' i.i" 1 "n ln the
then, will ward off m.nyTnM
biliousness, Indigestion, sick hShS'
How mny years hat your doctor k-
thee pills? A.k hlrn.ii
A Crasr Clank.
Visiting an old mats, who had the
misfortune to be confined In a York
ihlre asylum, a collier noticed that tha
large clock la tht raeantlon h.u
ten minutes elow.
"That clock la not right," ha e
"No, lad!" was tha lunatlo'a renlr
-That's why It's her."-London Dtflr
Cass of Disappointment.
lovfr yu vr know tlrl 10 dU ,M
"Did aha juat fada away and dli bt
eausa aoma man deaerted her?"
"No. she Juat took In washing an I
worked heraelf to death because tht
man aha lovad marrlad har." Houitoa
History as Corrected.
"Why cams you ao lata?" asked Da.
mon. "In another moment I ihoull
havs been executed!"
"I couldn't rtnd youl" gasped Pyth.
isus. "You failed to notify me that a
new ayatom of hquaa numbering h&l
eon Into effect!" Chicago Tribune.
A Qulolc Finish.
"Have you finished enumerating tht
things you want to do?" Inquired Mrs.
The proapooUre cook admitted that
"Than perhapi you'll aDMlfy the
til In fa you can't do. Then I can tell
If we) can gat along together."
The prospective cook decided right
there that they couldn't Kauai City
Cs.se of Kellotr rsellse;.
District Vialtor I've juat had a ltt
tar from my son Arthur, eaylng bt
has won a acholarahlp. I can't tell
you how pleased I am.
. rtuatlv Party I can underitand yer
feolln'a, mum. I felt Juat the aerat
whan our plff won tha medal at tha
agricultural show. Pearaon'i Wklr.
Tha Doctor I've atood for a good
many wild and reckleia aiiertloni od
your part, but you can't make me be
lleva there la a tribe of Indiana of IrUb
Tha Profeeaor That only ahcwi
that you have never heard af the
Alisons Qulnna. Chicago Tribune.
"Thoee plums may be good," aald the
man with tha alouch hat, stopping to
argue with the grocer"e boy, "but Tra
"Well, I'll take "cm," aald, the man
Just behind him. picking up the box;
"I'm from Ohio."
"I tried all kinds of blood remedies
which foiled to do uie any good, bat I
have found the right thing at last Uf
face was full of phnplesand Wk;hed
After taking Caacareta they all mllvt
continuing the ue of them and recor
mending them to my Wend. I feUM
wheo I rise In the morning. Hope tt
have a chance to recommend Cascareis.
Fred C, WltUn, 76 Elm St, Newark, N.J.
PUssaat Pslatsble. Potent, Taste Ooed.
dS o5S3. Never Blck.n.WsUeo w OriP
lOo. J5o, 30o. Never sold la b-J,,
too tablet stamped CCO.
asm ec yow money bade
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Porfland to Chlesao
ChlcsBO, St Loul. Et'
lighted and up-toaje.
sfgnal System Prtlnd 10 Jg.
tloni, etc. caHonorwnv.
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