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CHAPTER I. I
Before commencing the narration of
that strange, extraordinary series of
vents which began in my fourteenth
year, I must glance back at the earlier
years of my childhood, and at those who
My earliest recollections are of Tab
ernacle Honse; previous to those, all is
dim and shadowy. Tabernacle- House
was an establishment kept by the Rev.
Obadiah Porter, for the reception of
some half dozen boys.
. The reverend pedagogue was a man
whose satyr-like face greatly belied his
professions of profound piety. I could
not understand, child as I was,' how it
ever came into his head to set up as a
tutor, or how parents or friends could be
induced to confide the education of chil
dren to the care of a man deficient in
the commonest rudiments of learning.
His original occupation was that of a
shoemaker, and his hands still retained a
coarse, grimed look. His bullet-shaped
head was covered with a thick mass
of hair, which had a shaggy, ragged ap
pearance, from being cut in irregular
lengths, or rather -chopped away in
pieces. His forehead was very low. He
had thick, shaggy eyebrows, and small,'
snake-like eyes. In stature he was short,
thickset, bull-necked; his arms were re
markably long, his feet splay and ill
Obadiah Porter was a widower, with
one daughter. So powerfully have terri
ble events engraven her after-image upon
my mind, that I can scarcely recall its
first impressions. I think she must have
been about fifteen or sixteen, I being
some five or six, when I first saw her.
She did not bear the slightest resem
blance to her father; she was tall, thin;
her hair was bright red, her complexion
Dale, her eyes large, her features deli
cate, and sharply cut. To this young
lady was handed over the tuition of her
There were five besides myself. There
was a strange bond of sympathy be
tween us all not one of us knew any-
thine of our Barents. One knew an
aunt, another an uncle, a third a grand'
mother, or a grandfather, or a guard
lan. but no father or mother.
It was ' a peculiarity of Mr. Porter's
establishment that he did not take boys
who had parents. His advertisement in
the newsDaDers ran thus: "The Rever
end Obadiah Porter undertakes the crre,
education and religious training of or
phan boys from the earliest age Un
exceptional references as to piety and
discretion will be given. N. B. No hol
It is not my intention to linger upon
this period, or enter into any minute de
scriptions of our uninteresting, monoton
ous life. The years crept on, and were
almost wholly passed within the pre
- cincts of Tabernacle House. It was a
fine, old-fashioned dwelling. It had large
gardens back and front the latter be
ing screened from the road by a high
wall besides an extensive orchard and
a paddock. Altogether, it was quite a
gentleman's house. But rents are won
derfully low in these parts. ' Mr. Por
ter was very well-to-do. His boarders
alone brought him in a respectable in
face of a beautiful girl, but so pale, bo
rigid, that, for an instant, I thought they
were those of a statue. She was crouch
ing in the deep shadow of the black
walls. For a moment I stood spell-
i bound, my eyes fixed upon hers. She
was the first to break the spelL Rising
from her crouching position, she timidly
advanced towards me, and laid a small
white hand upon my arm. The touch
thrilled me like an electric shock.
"You will not hurt me, will you?" she
said in a soft, pleading voice. She was
a slight, delicately formed child, about
my own ae, my own height, clothed in
a dark gray dress. Her features were so
delicately moulded that they seemed
rather those of a wax doll than of a
for that establishment, and ha wa fre
quently employed to carry them to the
manager.. He thus gained admission be
hind the scenes, while his acquaintance j nnman being, except in their expression,
W1L11 me DUl-stlCKer gainea aim u occa
sional order for the pit. His proposal
Good Plan for Icehouses.
The cut shows a vertical cross sec
tion of a cheap icehouse filled with ice.
The plan is as follows: The foundation
was to present us with some of these orders.
"You can toss up which shall go first.
and when old Porter thinks yeu're snug
in bed, yon can Just drop dewa that tree.
take a run and there you are at the theater."
We knew no more about a theater
than we did about the Temple of Isis,
except that the Rev. Obadiah occasional
ly referred to it as the abode of Satan,
and the house of sin words which I ven
tured to quote to our tempter.
Abode of fiddlesticks!" he cried Irrev
erently; "how Jolly green you are to be
lieve what that snuffling old hypocrite
tells you! It's the Jolliest and loveliest
place in the world. Abode of Satan I
It's more like the abode of angels! Why,
the women are the beautlfulest creatures
you ever saw such a treat after carrots
and gooseberry eyes down stairs.
We shivered with affright at the terms
applied by this daring renegade to the
Rev. Obadiah and his daughter. The
power of the strong mind over the weak
er is well known. We were fatuously
weak mere puppets in the hands of this
experienced boy of the world.
He produced, two coins from his pock
et, and before we knew what We were
about, he had Initiated us Into another of
the sins stigmatized by our tutor toss
ing. The fates decided In my favpr. I
tried to get out of It; but such was
the Irresistible Influence that Cook exer
cised over us that we had no power to
strnggle against his will, and I felt my
self compelled to acquiesce in his pro
posal that I should hold myself ready
any night that I heard a pebble thrown
against the window to arise, dress my
self, descend into the garden and make
for the theater. The cold perspiration
started from every pore at the thought;
but, with a trembling voice, I promised,
for all that.
Shaking hands with ns all round, and
reminding me once more of my appoint
ment, with threats of vengeance if I fail
ed, this wonderful phenomenon scrambled
out of window, and in a few seconds we
heard him thud upon the ground be
Friday evening came. Bight o'clock
was our hour for bed. It sp happeued
that on that particular night Mr. Porter
hurried us away rather earlier than
Crack! There he was! My heart leap
ed into my mouth, and I could scarcely
repress a cry, so excitedly nervous had I
become. I gently opened the window and
looked out. There was Josiah, looking
up at me.
"Come on," I heard him whisper. ,
which was full of soul. Her eyes were should be dug about two feet deep in
wonderful; I have never seen eyes like eravellv anil if th u .. w the
'STT11!7 Wy " "l'0 bltrned; foundation should be dug a little deep
In their far-off gaze; and, as she fixed -A rV, ... . . ..r , . . '
them upon mine, they thrilled my very " " , " " " "
foundation will allow a slight circula
tion of air through the Ice. Around
the Inside of the foundation, 6x6-lnch
sills should be laid and to these a
double row of studs should be nailed,
one row on the Inside and one on the
outside. The boarding is then nailed
to the studs. This will make a double
wall with an air space between as in
dicated by the letter A In the cut
This air space will prevent the heat
from getting to the Ice. The boards on
the gable ends should be put on ver
tically, leaving cracks between them
for the free circulation of air above
the ice. The roof should project about
three feet and be covered with shin
gles. A portion of the middle of the
ridge should ' be cut out leaving an
opening about six inches wide, and
over this a cap should be placed, as
shown In the cut, leaving an opening
on each side for ventilation. The ar-
"Hurt yu?" I echoed. I knew not
what to say; my brain was too confused.
Can you tell me the road to the
city 7" she asked. In the same low voice.
I answered that I had no idea that I
had lost my way, and knew not where I
What part do you want?" she asked.
with a look of deep interest
I want to get to Little Bethlehem
Chapel; then I can find my road," I answered.
At those words she drew back a few
steps, and something of mistrust crept
into her face.
How strange that we should meet!"
she said. In a dreamy voice. "I think I
can show you your way. I would take
you, but I dare not she added, with a
shudder. "But first look out in the
street and see if any one is about."
I went to the opening of the gateway,
and looked out Not a soul was in sight
I beckoned to her and she glided to my
side and pointed out the way I was to
I think this is my way," she said,
indicating an entirely opposite direction;
then added. In an anxious tone, "But
you will not tell any one that you have
I assured her I would not ' She took
my hand, and we stood in the silent
street, with the full moonlight shining
down upon us. I could not talk. I felt
like one deprived of the power of speech
"I wonder If we shall ever meet again?
It is not likely," she went on, with a
sigh. 'That is your way. Good by."
She lightly pressed my hand, and with
one more glance from those sad eyes she
In less than half an hour I was In
the garden. As I began to climb the
tree the bedroom window was cautiously
raised; my companions were sitting up
for me- The clock struck twelve. My
escapade nad escaped detection, l was
overwhelmed with eager questions. I do
not know what I answered. I had fall
en back into my dream. I do not know
whether I slept at all that night; my
senses were steeped in a delicious lan
guor, in which the play and the after in
cident were inextricably woven together
CROSS; SECTION 07 ICEHOUSE.
rows in the illustration Indicate the
direction of the current of air in ven
tilation. A door should be placed at
one end of the house, and, as the ice
is packed away, ; short horizontal
boards placed across the opening will
support the sawdust
In filling the icehouse, layer of saw
dust about a foot deep should be laid
on the floor, and then the ice placed
upon this. - Care must be taken to
leave at least a foot of sawdust be
tween the Ice and the wall, tis the
molstnre of the wood to escape freely
whim Inmlui, fa alrAn rti 4- anil nv 1 iM.L. 1
posed to the air. It Is possible also
that chemical changes take place Id.
the. wood as the result of soaking.
A Little Lesson
Woood Ashes for Potataes.
Of the fertilizers that can be se
cured on the farm unleached wood
-ashes make one of the verr best thai
can be used with potatoes, writes N. J. I our oogecx oe our country, our
Shepherd. They can be applied In the 'w!hol country, and nothing but our
hill or In the furrow broadcast but h country." Daniel Webster.
will be an excmtionaLcase when a I PPi" aw t" Jn
sufficient quantity can be secured to - Fremont was the ideal of romantie
apply broadcast over the surface. For olHery. His elopement with, the
this reason applying in the hill will
prove most economical. The ground
can be prepared : In a good tilth all
ready for planting and the furrows
run out and then a small quantity of
ashes dropped where each hill is to be
planted and stirred in the soil, and up
on this the seed can be dropped and
covered. - Potatoes require potash and
phosphoric acid, and this can be sup
plied with unleached wood ashes,
bonedust or bonemeal, or in a commer
cial fertilizer "with less waste than in
almost any other way. If farm or sta
ble manure Is used, it should alwayi
be well rotted and fined and then thor
oughly incorporated with the soil. Mj
experience is that applying fresh ma
nure to the soil Just before planting
furnishes conditions favorable to th
development of scab and In mans
cases produces a fungy growth of tubers.
Killing; Asparagus Seed.
A Western gardener says: One 01
the troublesome features of asparagui
growing is the seed that annually rip
ens. Part of this seed will drop to th
ground and become incorporated witt
tbe soil. Some of this seed willthen
grow, and unless great care is exer
cised, a lot of new plants will spring
upt These seedlings soon take full pos
session ana tne patch becomes un
profitable. Some growers go through
the plantation before the seed is quite
ripe, and even by this method son
seed will drop to the ground. Chick
ens will eat some of the seed, but not
enough to do much good. By scatter
ing wheat over the patch a flock will
usually make a clean Job of it One
thing Is sure, to make an asparagus
patch yield all possible profit it must
be cultivated and managed with great
: CHAPTER II.
How I managed to descend the tree
without falling I cannot understand; my
hands and limbs shook as with a palsy,
and my head swam as with a deathly
sickness. When I reached the ground
I was so faint that Josiah had to support
in which I had ' chanared mv identity : filling proceeds. When the house is
I was Romeo, and she whom I had so filled a layer of sawdust should be
mysteriously met was Juliet With her piled on top of the ice three or four
1 actea an tne scenes or love mat x I feet deep.
naa witnessea; out mmgiea wnn tnem TMs plan may be ed for an lce
"uuwjr, miuugiuie, ,,-, , The at nf hiilM.
fliMir-rt nn itlrlv tn. Ka n-Aoru. 1..-. S I . -..-J "
which Judith Porter's face was strange- gone about 12 feet square and 9 feet
ly mingled. And so these- Dhantoms i mSn wm approximately 900.
chased each other through my brain. un- J If sawdust cannot be obtained eon
til at the last a fair head, with delicate veniently, cut straw will serve In its
waxen features, wan and colorless, lay place, if packed closely around the ice.
aeaa in my arms.
Sand Against Rata and Slice.
According to an Australian writer;
in the early days of Tasmanian the
farmers suffered greatly from the rav
ages of rats and mice in their grain
stacks. In order to protect himsell
one farmer adopted the expedient ol
sanding" the stack. While building
a stack, he would throw a quantity ol
dry sharp, clean sand between every
two layers of sheaves.
It is- said that neither rats nor mice
would invade such a stack, and the
reason given by the farmer was that
'the vermin, In attempting to get into
the stack, would be driven away by
the sand falling into their eyes and
ears." The sand was also useful in
cleaning smutty wheat
tor Benton, their
hardship in the
West, and their tri
umphs In Paris,
were elements that
tended to make) Us
career of more than
usual inters to the
Fremont wm la
Paris when the
War of the Rebel-
lion broke out Hae-
JOH 0. FREMONT. teaiDg bome, aB4
bringing with him a targe and valu
able assortment of arms for the gov
ernment, he was Immediately placed .
command of a new military dis
trict known as the Western depart
ment embracing the State of Dlinois
and the States and Territories west of
the Mississippi andthis side of tbe
Rocky Mountains, including New Mex
ico. To the activity of Fremont was
due tbe splendid organization of this
department although he was supersed
ed by General Hunter before any en
gagement took place.
Even after this Fremont returned to
active service when he felt that his
country needed him; without any ran
cor against those who might bethought
to have slighted him despite his sacri
fices for the cause of his country, he
accepted the command of the Moun
tain department of the army in 1862.
In every engagement in which he
took a part General Fremont displayed
that remarkable courage and personal
dash that had distinguished him in his
earlier combats and adventures. Every
one who was ever associated with
John 0. Fremont testifies to the patri
otic soul of the man, who, despite the
ingratitude of men, continued to live
his life for the country he loved. Chi
me for several seconds. When I recov-
ftnms: his chanel was well attended: and ered. he helped me over the garden wall.
ha numbered manv of the most prosper- The whole way, josian never ceased
on a Mawworms of the town among his I talking; but I was too bewildered to heed
onno-rPLrntion. to one of whom a Mrs. I his words. I was only roused to atten-
HumDhries this house belonged. tion when, upon halting before an ex-
Bv and bv there were changes. One tremely gloomy, solitary loosing duuq-
Kat loft mil then another: but others ine. my companion cried, "Here we are
took their places. Grim-looking persons We plunged down a narrow passage, Jo-
(To be continued.)
WARRING CATS SEEK TRUCE.
came to take them away; but except In
one case, we knew nothing of their fu
ture destiny or destination, and "they
dropped out of our lives completely. . It
seemed as though we were interlopers
siah presented a small slip of paper to
a man who stood behind a half-door, and
we entered the pit of the theater.
It was really a Hall of Dazzling Light
The play, I have since ascertained, was
upon the world, and ought never to have Shakspeare's "Romeo and Juliet ' Sit
been born. ' I ting in that little country theater, wit-
i i t nesslnit what was, pernaps, oniy a tuira-
that of a boy named Josiah Cook, whom w i" y, wu
Mr. Porter had transferred from his
care to that of a printer in the town, as
an apprentice. I little thought that
Cook's transference to Bury would so
materially influence my 'own future life
that out of that event would spring an
Incident destined to shape its whole fu
ture course. 1
There was one large room at the top
of the house, in which we six boys slept
two in each of the three beds. Cook
was, my bed fellow, and we were fast
friends and companions. He was a bold,
venturesome boy, and on the last night
of his sojourn amongst us he proposed
the daring plan of some night paying us
a secret visit and relating all the 'ad
ventures;' he should experience in his
"I ' can easily climb over the garden
wall from tne next Held, be said; so
look; out, boys; if you hear a stone
thrown up at your window, it will be
tne." ! -
Six months passed away and we
heard nothing more of Cook. He was
rapidly fading out of our thoughts, when.
one autumnal night we heard a sharp
crack at our bedroom window. The bold
est of our number gently lifted the sash,
-and peered out It was a bright moon
light night, and he saw, standing in the
garden beneath, the well-known figure
of our old companion.
The back of the house was covered
with a fine old pear tree. It had not
been pruned for several years, and had
thrown out its wood somewhat wildly. A
few wnisperea woras, ana uook was
mounting the tree with hand and foot
almost as easily as though he had been
ascending a ladder. When he clamber
ed into the room we all gathered round
him in a sort of awe-struck manner.
."Now, look here, boysMie said; "what
dp- you think has brought me her to-
' -"To see us' we supposed.
was opened to me the glorious world
of poetry and imagination. I trembled
with a dazed delight at the soft beauty
of the love scenes; my heart swelled with
kindred fire at the passionate outbursts;
and I sobbed at seeing the lovers die in
one another's arms. It was no fiction to
me, but a reality, beautiful almost be
yond realization, yet painful almost be
When the curtain fell, I fell with it
from my Elysian heights. With a shiver
I awoke to the dull realization of myself.
My first action was to turn to Josiah,
and grasp his hand in silent gratitude.
I did not wish to see any more; I
wished to get away now, to dream over
what I had seen. Josiah had to go be
hind the scenes to get the proof of the
next night's bill, and I waited outside
the stage door until he returned. In a
few moments he came out in a great
"Look here, Silas," he said; "I can't
go back with you. I must get home di
rectly, or there' U be an awiul Kick up.
Come along; I'll put you In the road, so
that you can t miss your way,
I shall never forget the sense of deso
lation that fell upon me when I found
myself alone in the street All the direc
tions Josiah had given me vanished in
an instant from my memory, and I stood
helpless, not knowing which way to turn.
I was in the outskirts of the town, it was
nearly eleven o'clock, and not a soul was
about I walked straight on, fervently
hoping that it might be in the right direc
Finally I was in the middle of a long
street, one side of whicn was occupied
by -ordinary houses, but that on which
I. found myself was distinguished by a
line of vast gloomy looking buildings,
turreted walls hung with ivy, and broken
ruins. I-felt awe-struck at the mighty
Diles of masonry that towered -above me.
I was Btanding right before an archway
Presence of an Hereditary Enemy
.Reconcile tbe Two Tabbies.
Two Staten Island Thomas cats
were settling their difficulties the other
day In the manner approved among
Thomas cats, while the cause of the
disagreement sat on a neighboring
doorstep washing her face and disin
terestedly watching the fray. In the
next yard a third Thomas lurked be
hind a tree, taking in the contest from
a safe distance.
Finally the smaller of the combatants
was worsted, and with a last desperate
yowl broke away' from his enemy and
darted for the back of the yard. The
victor was not yet satisfied with glory,
however, and immediately put out
after his late rival.
Seed Corn Suggestions.
An exchange says of seed corn: The
first month after seed corn has been
husked is the most critical period with
When racks cannot be used for seed
corn, it should be hung up in a place
where' there will be no danger of Its
Seed corn should not be stored in
barrels or boxes, as it will gather mois
ture. We must remember that one-
third of the bulk of the corn at the
time it is husked is water. This water
is locked upwith the hard material
and inside a hard shell and dries out
but slowly. ,
When seed corn Is left on the stalks,
it gets a free circulation of air, and it
is at the same time fully protected by
the husks from the sun and rain. It
can there cure under conditions that
have been natural to it for thousands
of years, and can absorb all the nour-
A tree in a neighboring yard was
evidently the destination of the fleeing fchment possible from the stalk.
cat but so intent was he on reaching Seed corn that has become thorough-
It before his pursuer overtook him and ly dry Is not easily injured by the cold,
so intent was the pursuer on overhaul- But if It is allowed to gather moisture.
ing him that they both-.-f ailed to ob- the freezing may destroy its vitality,
serve a large white bulldog slumbering I Careless storing of seed corn not in
under the tree.
The first cat landed full upon him.
but managed to scuttle up the trunk
before the dog recovered from his sur
prise. The second cat, was going too
fast to stop when he saw the rampant
terror with bristling back and snarling
teeth at which he was hurling himself
There was only one thing for him to
do, and, like a general, he did It He
cleared the dog with a mighty bound,
landing half way up the tree and
scrambling the rest of the way before
the d6g could turn.
Cautiously and gently, with all the
fight gone from him, he ventured out
on the same limb with his late rival.
All cause of enmity was forgotten.
United against the common danger,
they sat there, huddled close together,
craning their necks down at the leap
ing, barking dog.
Back in the yard they had left the
third Thomas ventured forth from se
clusion, and after a few preliminary
advances ambled serenely off down the
street with the fickle cause of the dis
turbance at his side. New York Sun.
frequently results In the destruction of
its value for seed. The best seed corn
results from storing it in a dry and
thoroughly ventilated place.
- Butchering- at Home.
The slaughtering of live stock on the
farm is going out of fashion altogeth
er too fast There Is no good reason
why every farmer
should not butcher
his own meat as well
as market more or
less of his life stock
direct to the consum
er. The illustration
shows a very simple
and suggestive way
of butchering a beef
or other animal,
Where, & suitable
building and . wind
lass is not convenient.
the work ' may . be
done under a large
tree. Simply fasten a stout pulley, a.
and rope up among the branches and
fasten the end to a spike, b, driven in
the trunk. Iowa Homestead. ' v
HANGING A BEEF ..
"WelL that of course; but do you I of a grand Norman tower. I walked tun-
think it would be the thing in me to I idly beneath its black, vaulted roof, to
come and make your mouths water with I the iron gate at Its rurtner end, ana peer-
Booksellers in , Turkey never sell
. Qualities of Soaked Lumber.
The effect of soaking timber for a
the story of all these nice things, unless
I had something to pop Into themr
;,'"He has brought us something nice to
eat" was the idea suggested. But when
he unfolded the meaning of his symbol
ical speech, our hairs positively stood on
end. Of all the delights experienced by
him in his new sphere of life, that upon
which he most glowingly dilated was the
theater. 'His master .-printed the. bills
ed at the line of crumbling ruins that
rose among the trees and shrubs, white
and ghastly, in the moonlight
As 1 stood thus, 1 Heard a rustle.
Chilled with a sense of fear. I . turned
auickly round. Through a rent in the
wall, .many yards above my head, came
a broad ray of white light. As l turned.
it was falling upon an object that fasci
nated my gas. It was the head and
the Koran. The Turkish bible Is long time is being tested 'by the Bu-
deemed too precious to' be sold. It is reau of Forestry with regard to the
given away to the person who desires keeping qualities of the lumber. It
It, but the tradesman flrsf insists he has often been noted that certain
receive a nice little present In money, kinds of lumber which have been left
: la long time In swamps are very dur-
The pleasantest things In the world aWe and are preferred for certain
are pleasant tnougnts, ana tne great- ufjeg IUs suggested that part of the
est art in life Is to have as many of gummy Substances in the wood are
inem aa puBaiuie. iLineraou. ; 'soaked out. thus allowing the natural
A Barrel Bag Holder.
A convenient bag holder can easily
be made of an empty flour barrel,
Drive a nail through the hoops into
each stave and
clinch. Then saw
out a door, as
shown. Drive sev
eral 5d wire nails
near the top of th
barrel, sloping up
ward, on which tc
hang the bag. By
having the dooi
can be put in and
taken out without lifting over the top.
hinged the bag
' Farm Notes.
All stock should be kept out of the
For pigs milk and mill feed mak
the cheapest feed for winter.
Whenever a sheep is seen to refuse
water, there Is something wrong with
With all stock the value of good
feed Is wonderfully increased by close
Pruning the top of the tree to corre
spond with the loss of roots in re
moval is best done in the spring.
One of the best systems of economy
on the farm is that which not only
maintains fertility, but keeps it con
stantly increasing in the soil.
A cow with a big udder is not al
ways an enormous milker, nor Is
thick, yellow skin an unfailing sign ol
rich milk, although these are - among
the indications, respectively, of abund
ance and richness of milk.
BE MODERATE IN EXERCISE.
Average Business Man Can, While
Dressing, Get All He Needs.
The benefit of exercise depends
largely upon the condition of the per
son taking it and his fitness to derive
advantage from It As one eminent
physiologist and hyglenist says: "If a
man persistently overfills his blood
and connective tissue with ' materials
Ingested greatly in excess of his re
quirements, exercise, especially If
spasmodic and violent and taken at Ir
regular intervals, is likely to do him
more harm than good.
Few persons appreciate the fact that
even in work which seems sedentary
tissue is consumed in one way or an-
ouier, ana tnat tney can not alternate
it with other hard work under the im
pression that it is recreative exercise.
without burning the vital candle at
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the drain of normal dally life upon
the physical and ' mental energies is
usually all they are able to meet
It Is safe to say that the average
business man will get all the special
exercise he needs if he takes it while
dreasing in the morning. For this
purpose light dumbbells or Indian
clubs (If he has room to swing them).
or the chest weights, or even an elastic
strap with handles, Is all the appara
tus he needs. He can do without even
these If he will learn from any book
on calesthenics the simple motions of
tbe body and limbs which bring the
commonly unused muscles into play.
Exercise for its own sake should not
be taken when it induces fatigue; it
should not ordinarily be prolonged
after It has started sensible perspira
tion, unless one is prepared for a bath
and change of underclothing at its ter
mination. With moderation in eating
and drinking and zeal In the perform
ance of the duties of life moderation
In exercise will commend Itself to tbe
sane man aa much better than over
exertion. New York Times.
Her Broad Brow.
"Poor, dear ' Llewellyn
. Poultry Pickings.
Hens like a variety of food and it
an item to give them as much in this
line as possible.
Rather the best way to feed corn
to young chickens Is to give it in a
crushed or cracked condition.
For ducklings try cornmeal and
bran, equal parts, and make it into
mush, with milk.
If the' egg shells are fed to poultry
care should always be taken to crush
them well before feeding.
When desired to fatten rapidly,
there Is nothing better than good corn
meal. ; Give all they will eat up clean.
A hen pays in proportion to the
number of eggs she produces; there
fore, It Is an item to feed so as to se
cure plenty of eggs.
When the chickens are off their feed
and do not eat with an apparent rel
ish, increase the exercise and change
the bill of fare.
: In arranging the nests, have .them
arranged conveniently for the hens so
that in getting in and out there will
be little danger of breaking the eggs.
caressingly lingering way in which she
pronounced the name made you, some
how, think of the taste of a nice, large
caramel, "is such a bad writer! I real
ly do not know whether this note from
him is an Invitation to accompany him
somewhere or a proposal of marriage.'
The pucker of perplexity presently
disappeared from between her brows.
accept with pleasure, and await
. His Case an Exception.
patients that as long as they kept the!
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fli-Tflfir oi tiw 171-10. n was Mil ri in
to receive a letter from one of his
tients in which the latter said that
the grip for five consecutive years.
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and make you feel . uncomfortab:
Don't let them throw you off; doij
pay any attention to them.
It s always proper to say that
young person looks old, or that, an
person looks young.
" Eloquence Is but ordinary gab w
Its holiday clothes on. ,