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There are farmer.? in some section;
with whom th3 '.iastioa of primary
Importance in hog raising is not or
breeds and feeCs, but of ways am!
means to keep lis a aairuulj alive au.i
healthy, a,. tu tue-i swuie racing
nj. ..ui cac t, '-"-
d be quite profitable could they be
that the mortality court! be e..ms-
1; but. not succeeling In t:s. they
bare turned their attention t- saait1
other branch of
Kve st :.!: i -u ;t;y.
Tha hog that Is doing well a?t3 tha
part of a hog from the point of his
snout to the tip of his tail, and. espe
cially is this true at feeding time. On
the other hand, the hog that is ".off is
Indifferent in his movements. This fact
is pictured in his slower sait, his re
laxcd n:r;cles .t:1 hi3 disposition to
stand out of the vr.y. lie does not eat
as If the taking of food is the supreme
end of his existence. This is the time
when the hog raiser should do some
thinki:'?. to determine if possible what
Is the cause of thj trouble and hot de
lay action till the hog has moped a
week or two or r.fier several other ani
mals are In the same condition.
At the first a change of Teed and lo
cation should be given. Fresh and
tender grass where other hogs have
nqt been will be helpful. We have
come to believe that change in diet
n j i ..." . - WiV,'
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A TAJIWOKTH PliIZE WIXXEK.
and quarters is beneficial to pigs at
any time. If the pig refuses to. eat
altogether" he should be put in a clean
bouse or pig. hospital, as some call it,
ur.d offeroil some swet niiik. If ho
does not la':.? it catch him and pour
down a small quantity of Kiilk fresh
from the cow. Usually he will eat a I he will always waive any little prefer
mush uuidi' from middlings and sweet ence he may have for some particular
milk to which a little salt has been I color of hair or droop in the ear or
nrtdod. It !s stated that sr. ier cent-i kink in the tail. J. Al Dobie in Na-
of the diseases of humanity can be
cured by a little nursing and dieting,
so I apprehend the same is true of
hogs. It should be considered that
rapid growing pigs sometimes have
disorders resembling those in children,
but which disappear at maturity. For
suchV troubles we administer a little
turpfcuthitf, from four to .ten drops,1
mixed with .a spoonful or two of fresh
milk. Now ,1 do not know in what
esteem turpentine is held by the. pro
fession, but I know that it is used by
several successful swinemm, and I am
confident that, we have saved dozens
of pigs by its. use." If a pig refuses to
eat for twenty-four hours he is given a"
little turpentine once or twice a day'
At the same time we sprinkle- a- little
turpentine on the grain given -to the
rest of the hogs for the sake of preven
i They seem to come to all hogs, and
iwe should be ready to combat them.
They are lic and worms' The mala
who never does anything 'to keep away,
ilice I believe Is losing. money. Wheth
er you have a dipping plant or not
there should be some provision for ap
plying a disinfectant' by spraying or
sprinkling. We use a cheap quality of
kerosene- and . appl j.eiyligiitly;' but
often. Other liquid may.- be better,
but .the kerosene is useful for many
things, and it la always Teady. We
have' a five gallon can for oil for the
stock; aiia" Sultry IT is"good to apply
a few1 drops to, the feed, which serves
a purpose similar to that of the exter
nal application. This seems to be an
effective remedy for the coughs coni
mxn among hogs. For worms we give
turpeutine mixed with the feed. The
propor use of these liq-.-.ids. writes
Robert L. Dean In National Stockman
and Farmer, requires that they be ad
ministered frequently and in small
Many breeders of swine are having
great success in raising the hardy
Tamworth. They have many strong
points to recommend them. They are
remarkable for heatiness of constitu
tion, great prolificacy and their won
derful success In rearing every pig
born. The Tamworth matures early,
Is active and wideawake and Is at ma
turity the largest breed of swine.
An English live stock journal re
marks that a large, broad foot, ap
proaching to roundness, is no indica
tion of strength and durability of the
hoof rather a sign of weakness, as
tending to become flat soled. When
seen In a horse used for riding or driv
ing It may be taken as a rule to be a
Sign of common or coarse blood In one
Of his near ancestors, and that he him
self has probably inherited their slug
gish temperament as well as foot con
formation. The wall of the hoof should
not bulge out too much at the side. It
should be of graduated oval shape and
not round. There is a popular opinion
mm, nuc wtiin. uc .uucli w
be brittle, white hoofs are inclined to
be -soft. High authorities believe the
opinion has no foundation in fact
Wbt hns tha imno of nimojit m'
What has the presence of pigment or ;
absence of it in the hairs which. Bur
round, the coronet to do with the durability-of
the horn, of which" it is a con
tinuation? The bray of the Missouri Jack will
now. be heard in Germany. That coun
try has ordered some of them tot
THE USEFUL HOG.
la the Kind the Successful
j Breeder la Raising: .
I " The right kind of bog doe3 not mean
some particular breed more than an
other, nor does it mean nec33sarily the
hog that will score high in the show
ring. It certainly doas n;i mean the
old woods hog. It means the L og that
for long years has been in the hands
of the men whose breeding aspire3 to
something really useful fror
Btandpnljlt .-nor do i beiiG
, as co:nmo:l seE3a us
something really useful from the dollar
believe that so
the aim there is any danger of "breed
ing too high. Eut we are prone to
fly off at a tangent and become cranks
on trifles that mean almost nothing.
It is not of any great Importance
whether the hog wears black or white
or red hair, whether his-, ears hang
down or stick up or whether he has a
swirl on his back or combs his hair
straight. What we want first of all is
the hog with constitution and vitality,
and any system of breeding, inbreed
ing, outbreeding, straight, crooked or
crosswise that weakens the constitu
tion, and lowers the vitality, that's the
bind we can't stand for any great
length of time.
Nor do we pork growers need to get
up In the night to pine for hogs "bred
In the purple." It is of bo great in
terest to us whether the great-grand-sire
of our pigs sold for $5 or $300.
Our interest centers mainly around
this one question: How many pounds
of hog will he make from a bushel of
corn or a dollar's worth of mill feed?
" Of course we all admire the good look
ing hog, and there Is no reason why
good looks should not go with good
qualities. But neither good looks nor
anything else must stand for one mo
ment In the way of the production of
the really useful hog the hog that
pays the interest on the mortgage, if
there be one, and finally wipes out the
mortgage itself; the hog that builds a
new barn, puts up a -new house and
pays the taxes; the hog tliaf buys' new
dresses for the girls, .new suits for the
I boys and educates them both at school.
! And even the pig fancier who departs
I very far from this idea will make a
j mistake, for the pork grower is tha .
; court of final resort. To be successful
be must have this really useful, com
i mon sense hog, and in order to get him .
Stockman and Farmer.
Don't hold the box stall door open
and allow the colt to rush through it
Into the yard for exercise. lie might
not strike his. hip or shoulder on the
post in his haste, and if he did it might
not cripple him for life, but chance Is
a poor thing to bring a spirited colt up
on. Better, lead him quietly through
before releasing him." The extra re
straint will do him no harm anyway.
The idea that a horse's digestion and
general condltiorware Improved by clip
ping his coat is an absurdity, says a
western horse breeder. ' A horse can
not digest his fqod'.If be Is constantly
shivering, and blankets cannot take
the place of his iiair for T?armth. The
greatest exponents' of clipping are
grooms who are too lazy thoroughly to
groom a horse which -has a long coat
of hair. It is utterly useless to try to
Improve on nature In -that respect, and
clipping should be discontinued as a
Agres ot Breeding; Stock.
The age at which mares and stallions
should be put to the stud sometimes
gives rise to diversity of opinion. A
stallion should always have a few
mares at two years old, not more than
ten or fifteen. . We are -thus enabled
to form some idea of his value as a
breeder, when three years old, and this
Is Important. The best young mare
the writer ever bred was from a filly
served at two years old. and this mare
is now nursing her fifth foal at seven
years old, and all reared, and where
there is sufficient size I would always
put mares to the stud at this age.
They are helping to pay for their keep,
and if their produce is of exceptional
quality they can be kept breeding.
J. R. Grace.
Briefs For Breedera.
Avoid sudden changes of feed, says
Kimball's Dairy Farmer.
Foul or dusty mangers will encour
When you get a team that suits you,
Let the mares cool off before the
colts are allowed to nurse.
Hard work and poor feed for the
mare starve the colt.
The horse that Is losing flesh is work
ing at a disadvantage.
Feed the little colts some grain as
coon as they will eat It. '
Give the horse his best care dR-hen
he must do his hardiest work. -
If the horse market Is to be Improv
ed better colts must be produced.
The money made from colts is al-
'most clear profit except what they
. When putting up hay pnt the best In
the horse barn. The teams deserve It.
Do.&ot work the colt before he Is
vl. , , , tt j
Tr olu xeB"1 . "
' . ti.
whm working hard. often causes
Besides making good money, -good
horses are a source of much pleasure
to the farmer. -.
Irr breeding op it takes about five
rromes to stamp out the scrub. It's a
low but good process. , - - - - --
Too are iistflua teed and Injuring
your Ikocee tribe yoa feed Urn toon
On be eaa (CiaTstfi
HANDY MANURE CARRIER.
A. Self Dumping Backet Rannins on
a Track. ...
The manure carrier shown herewith
IS a very efficient one. It is used in this
?ase for carrying the manure from a
Cow barn. It consists of a large Iron
bucket with- the bottom hinged and
fastened to the bucket, when closed,
with a spring snap. The bucket la car
ried in and out of the barn on a track
which is placed so that when the doors
are closed it leaves a very small open
ing around the track. The track Is
supported on the outside of the barn
- jju.:;uee CABr-iE.t.
by timbers bolted '"together near the
top, carrying the-track under their in
tersection. The track is placed so that
It'" is slightly down grade from the
barn to the place where the manure is
dumped; so that the bucket runs out
by. its own weight when loaded.
. A rope is attached to the running
device to pull the bucket back into the
barn. A cord is also attached to the
bottom of the bucket, which by pull
ing will cause the bottom to drop and
allow the manure to fall out. Between'
the track running device and the buck
et there is a pulley supplied with -ropes
which will allow the bucket to be rais
ed and lowered. The bucket can be let
down upon the floor, loaded and then
pulled up reaciy to: run out and be
emptied. An economical way to dis
pose of the manure is to have- a wagon
so placed that the manure can be dump
ed into it and hauled directly to the
field. Better still, if the farmer has a
spreader.it can be placed to receive the
manure and can than 'Le spread upon
the fields. In this case it is hauled eco
nomically and easily. It also saves
much of the disagreeable part of ma
nure handling. The bucket need not
be touched after it is loaded in the
barn. This device is in. use on a west
ern farm. Twentieth Century Farmer.
Alfalfa. For Stock.
The experience of a very successful
feeder may be here quoted as typical
i of the general practice. This farmer
: feeds several hundred head of cattle
each year, and his practice is to carry
j his stock cattle through the winter by
feeding them low. grade alfalfa . hay,
such as Is found at the tops, and bot
toms of stacks, to which is' added oat
stravv; ' sorghum hay, corn fodder;
prairie hay or other cheap roughness.
The daily ration allowed for., each ani
mal is about twenty-five to thirty
pounds of alfalfa and five to ten pounds
of other roughness and from this he
makes, a gain of from one-half to one
pound per. (day for eacb animal with
out ".giving them any .grain or other
feed' of any kind.' When the cattle are
ready to fatten for market i't is only"
necessary to add corn chop to this ra
tion, and. they, are ready for shipping
in a very short time.
Baby beef, which has become so pop
ular and profitable in the west has
been made possible by alfalfa. -
Every farmer who wishes to save all
the valuable food substances that ex
ist in his corn and alfalfa will feed tha
two together, so that what one lacks
Will be supplied by the other. In this
way beef and pork can be grown 'for
the farmer rapidly and at the lowest
possible cost .
Making vinegar is one' of the; simple
and easy tasks of the farm, but to se
cure a perfect preset the process mnst
be correctly and carefully conducted.
Only sound, ripe apples should be used,
avoiding dirty fruit or washing It be
fore pressing. Use only Juice from the
first pressing, place in clean barrels,
which have been treated with hot wa
ter or steam to destroy undesirable
germs. The barrels should not be full
jr tightly corked, as free access of air
Is desirable. In ordinary cellar tem
peratures the first stage, the alcoholic
fermentation, should be complete in
five or six months, but by storing in
warmer rooms and by the use of yeast
the time can be much shortened. The
second stage, the acetic fermentation,
may be hastened by heat and by the
use of a good "starter" of "mother" or
. sharp vinegar. When the required
acidity Is reached the barrels should
be filled to the bung and tightly corked
to avoid . undesirable fermentation.
As to the growing season, bur clover
commences just about, when the Ber
muda pasture falls. ..The two plants
can be used In combination -with, great
success. The Bermuda sod should be
scarified with a 'disk or cutaway har-'
row. in . October. , and the seed -sowi
broadcast It. will grow readily in the
Bermuda sod, furnishing winter pas-
turage, and wll ripen Its seed and dis
appear the spring about, the time
;the Bermuda , begins to grow well. It
will reseed Itself in the Bermuda sod
as well as on open land If the seed
be allowed to form during the spring.
In order to secure the growth from
title seed the next Tall It will be neces
sary to again, scarify the land as when
I the. seed was originally planted. This
gives the seed a chance to get down
into the soil among tk tangled stems
of the Bermuda gri I Oarieton B.
HaJL ' ,
A Misdireoted Letter and a Tangle of
. Red Tape.
A young Englishwoman, visiting
in Paris received a note from a
friend saying that tickets had been
sent by an earlier post for a concert
to take place that afternoon, but by
error a wrong street number was
written on the envelope..- This, said
her correspondent, might make a
delay in ihe arrival of the letter,
and it would be well to make in
quiries at" once at the post of the
nearest' division. ''
Arriving at the postofT:ceivcf'our
quarter, 1 made known myv errand
to three young geritlerijeii'in succes
sion. The last yduhg "gentleman
took out a long paper fiiid 'demanded
peremptorily my name'ags'address
and birthplace. He was prdeeeuM
to that of my father and1 pother
when I suggested that aMTtnislinfor
rrvation, although doub.tIe3s.-pi Jhriil-
ing interest to the postoffi.ee, ..Qp.nJ4;
scarcely assist m restoring.. my lggjc
loiter, which ' contained . tickets,tJ.
must .positively have - before. ti,
o'clock that day, .
"Pla ! . It is then of a letter lost I"
hc ericcVas though suddenly illur..
xmnated. .. - ... - :?. j,
"Well,., misdirected, as I have al
ready explained to three persons
"But it is . not here where one
brings the letters which find them
selves badly directed. ; Those letters
are united in another department
of the great post. This document
here" he pointed to my biogra
phy "the chief of my department
will dispatch to the great post. One
will make a communication to you
as soon as- traces of the letter are
It-was 11:30 when' I reached the
great post," and I-was sent to five
different departments before arriv
ing at the one for misdirected let
ters. Feeling both' snubbed and ill
used;' I inquired whether before we
proceeded to fill in more forms this
monsieur . would kindly tell me
whether there was the remotest
chance of recovering the letter that
dav before 2 o'clock.
"Today! This day itself!" he
cried in shrill indignation.. "Par
bleu, but you imagine to yourself,
then, madam, that the post con
ducts itself like an automobile!"
' "I hoped that since my letter is
here actually here in this depart
ment hat one could . place . the
hand. on. it in the course of two
hours. In England," I Continued,
with a fine outburst of patriotism,
"we have such a perfectly organized
system that I should have the letter
I required in ten minutes."
"Eemjnd yourself that England
is, after all but an island. Here we
are in France" he ttirew back his
head " proudly "and here things
march not so quickly. It will per
haps be fifteen days before your
case comes up. Each "must proceed
- "Then it is useless to go into'xhe
matter," I answered, and in deep
depression turned away. Ex
change. Stevens and Maynard.
Thaddeus Stevens was once op
posed in debate by Horace Maynard
of Tennessee. Maynard was very
tall and straight and had long blik
hair, which he woTe well down over
his coat collar, and which gave him
6omewhat the appearance of an In
dian. It was even rumored that he
had some aboriginal blood in Ma
veins. Maynard prided himself on
his scholarly attainments, and at
the close of his address he quoted
one or two' Latin verses. Old Thad
"replied to Maynard's argument in
his usual vigorous manner and then
paused for a few seconds until he
had secured the attention of the en
tire house. Turning to Maynard,
who sat some distance behind him,
he delivered this parting shot: "So
much for the gentleman's English.
As to his Choctaw, I do not profess
to understand it."
Mr. Stockton's Chickens.
When Frank Stockton started out
with his Eudder Grange experiences
lie undertook to. keep chickens.
One old motherly Plymouth Eock
brought out a brood late in the fall,
and Stockton gave her a good deal
of his attention. He named each oi
the chicks after some literary friend,
among the rest Mary Mapes Dodge.
Mrs.. Dodge was visiting the farm
some time later, and, happening o
think of her namesake, she. said: -
"By the way, Frank, how does
tle Mary Mapes Dodge get along ?"
"The funny thing about little
Mary Mapes Dodge," . said he, "'.3
that' she turns put to be Thomas Bai
ley Aldrich." -Everybody's.
"Why are you so resentful to?
ward thai writer ?"
"Because," answered Mr. Storm-,
ington Barnes, "he once said there
were moments when my work diri
not" realize the highest possible
standard of excellence'
TWell?" - - -
, "My dear sir, I welcome criticisre,
but I cannot endure such, ignoranl
AH hats at cost, fiom this date.
at MlS. C. Maxfirld's . nfi-no
The Parker-James libel suit
was continued bv the circuit
court; the club cases were also
ontinwed. and in all the divorce
cass decrees we ri, granted.
Have your eyes fitted by one who
knows howMitlthews, the optic .
V,y, ... . 84tf -
Brady'Buraett spent Sunday
with. Roseburg friends.- - -
' ! When you want a 4 good oyster
H fry or; cock tail v cal.l at the
FATrant, ": . 95tf
. Mr. .pd "-sMts; Thomas Calla
hfM? ?9k&jen; Rnston s went to
PMjtIadw.ves4eray- - to spend
T.hftnkswngpi; j;u.au: :. . i
I Starr's Bakprv ha eamroA v,-
:wpBdrfnl 4read aler.;'s 89tf
j Citfler V?iher' wWlyino
ati the point ot death yesterday
afternoon at.' the Gazette press
i- "Our Jeruealems" will be the morning
Subject at the Presbyterian church ; and
"Jacob" w ill be the evening subject.
C. K consecration meeting at 6 :30 p m.
Save roorev by buying your
watches and jewelry of Matthews1
he optician and jfweler. . 84tf
The excursion to Salem, inn cn ac
count of the OAC-W. TJ. football game
was liberally atronizfd, 218 tickets
being sold in Corvallis.
Thanksivin will soon be
here. Nolan's stock of Table
Linens and Na-kins ver com
plete. Special prices this
Taken up by nndf rsigred at my place
5 -r:ilR sonthwpRt of Pbilorrafh on the
Wagoner place on October 2p, 'fG one
HolsfH:! iow hrsnd O. on left hin blind
in right eye. J. H. 'Owens, Corvalhs Or- i
New line Cloaks, Suits, Skirts,
Rain coats and Shirt Waists
just received at Nolan's.
Miss Bpspie Ireland was expected
home yesterday from Salem where she
has been the subject of surgical opera
tion. She ia now about recovered.
New Goods all the time at No
lan's New line Men and Boys' Suits
Overcoats Ha n ccts and W- L.
Dou las shofs jus-, received at
' Have your watch cleaned for $1;
mainspring for $1 ; ,aJ,l work guar
anteed at Matthews', optician and
jeweler. 84 f
STABLING DAIRY COWS.
Advantages of . the
Yard System. "
; A " new scheme for stabling dairy
cows bas been suggested by "tyofessor
"Krf of the dairy department' of the
Kansas State Agricultural college. A
covered yard plan consists of building
a cheap structure and allowing te
cows t3 run loose in the stable. In
other vords, it if? merely a covered
yard, witli some cheap rooflng material,
closed in on all sides. Cn one end of
this yard is a .jni&mg stable, into which
the cows are driven to be milked every
night and morning. They are fed their
grain rations while being milked. The
roughage is fed In the covered yard
Advantages of tlie Method.
The advantages of this method of
stalling ara' enumoratod as follows:
First. Cheapness; uo stalls, no ex
pensive building and no cement floors
are required, except those that are in
the milking stable.
Second. This covered yard is bedded
daily. It has the advantage of making
the greatset amount of the best ma
nure of any plan that may be devised.
The stable is cleaned out at such time
as to allow the manure to be hauled di
rectly from the stable to the field. Thus
nothing is lost in the way of fertility.
Third. Cows are more comfortabi"
!n such a stable than in stalls.
Fourth. With plenty of bedding the
cows can be kept cleaner.
Fifth. It saves labor to clean out
the stable every day.
Sixth. All that It is necessary to
keep scrupulously clean Is the milking
stable, which is but a small part of thr
Germs In the Dairy.
The conditions most suited to the
growth of germs are food, warmth and
moisture. Milk furnishes- the required
food for their growth. .Bacteria are es
pecially 'numerous in and around a
dairy and get tnto the milk lri many i
ways. T'nousanas or tnem- are con
cealed In crevices that can barely be:
seen, and if they come in contact with
milk they will increase many thousand .
fold within a short' time and set up bad
fermentations, which are lamiliar to
all dairymen. Kansas Experiment
Docile Cattle. .
A pet calf will become a gentje cow,
Tending a herd of docile, intelligent
cattle la far more pleasaat than la the
care of a barn full of kicking, nerTOus
brutea. Nearly all properly reared cat
tie are ay to manag.
A girl stood peeping through an open
ing made by a door standing slightly
ajar. She soliloquized thus:
"Not very good looking. Nose very
bad. Hair fine and glossy, but there's
not enough of It A little too tall and
It -was in the bid city of Genoa,
where many of the marriages are
brought about by brokers. They keep
a list of marriageable girls and their
good points, such as accomplishments,
beauty, fortunes, etc. The brokers ar
range the marriage for the .would be
groom with the girl's parents, and the
couple are introduced afterward. Either
party may recede after the introduc
tion, but if the man wishes to do so he
must pay the brokerage and expenses.
Such an arrangement had been made
for the union of Vitto'ri Concl and' Lu
cia Armodeo, and the young lady, hav
ing made up her mind what course to'
pursue, opened the door and stepped
into the apartment where the gentle
man awaited her. Ten minutes later
he left the house, and Signorina Armo
deo joined her mother In the library.
,"1 think," said the daughter indecis
ively, ."that I shall decline to fulfill the
contract. He Is either very. wise or
very stupid, for he opened his . eyes
upon me they are his only redeeming
feature but scarcely opened his
The front door creaked and her fa
"It's all off," he said. . .
"What do you mean?" asked the
"I met Signor Conci on the doorstep..
He declines to complete the contract.
He chose rather to pay all expenses.
However, since you are only seventeen,
there is yet time."
"Indeed there is," replied the daugh
ter under her breath and with a dan
gerous glitter In her eye.
One .evening soon after this episode
Vittori and Lucia met at a ball.
"Good evening, signor," she said. "I
am glad to meet you again. . Because
we do not marry there is no reason why
we may not xbe friends," and, slipping1
her hand within- his arm, she walked
away with him. , The orchestra, was
playing one of Straus' delightful'
waltzes, and what could the young -man
do but -propose that they should
dance? Then, when they had finished.
me Bin jMupvstru luul uicj ouuuiu ;
awhile In a recess and chat. He seem
ed embarrassed at first, but his com
panion put him at his ease. Indeed, be
fore they parted he .felt bold enough to
apologize for having. refused to marry
her, but his courage forsook him and
he stammered incoherently.
"Don;t speak of that," she said. "It
Was presumptuous in me even to think
of such a thing. i Tou are so much
brighter than I, so prominent socially r.
a marriage between us was not to be
considered. Besides, there Is too great:
a difference In our-ages."
"I am thirty," he remarked, some
' "And I am only seventeen. Thirteen
years Is a great difference. 'I respect,
elderly men, but a "chit like ' myself"
should not aspire to marry one' of
them."- '' ' " '
Vittori went home feeling very un
comfortable. Lucia in her. ball dress -had
appeared far more, to advantage
thah in home costume. -He regretted.
his decision. But what: troubled him.
most was to have been informed' that
he was passing Into an age which,
young girls consider' old.
One day Vittori met the broker who
had made the contract for him. The
man ch'ded him for withdrawing. ' Vit
tori admitted that he had made a mis
take. "I'll fix up a new contract," said the?
"I'll pay you another commission."
A few days later the broker notiftr-c
Vittori that a new contract Lad been,
made with Signor Armodeo for his
daughter's hand. Vittori was much
pleased. He did not know how Lucia
felt in the matter, but Italian girls
were used to obeying their fathers..
There would be no trouble.
One day the broker informed Vit
tori that all had been arranged and.
he might call upon Lucia as soon as he -liked.
He found Lucia arrayed in
her most dainty visiting costume, with
hat and gloves.
"I am pleased to see you, Signor
Concl, but I fear there has been a mis
take. My father has informed me that
he had made a new contract for us.
This he has done without 'my consent.
Yesterday I was eighteen and of age.
coming into my fortune. I am sorry
if you are disappointed. As I have
told you, your gray hairs stand be
tween us." v
"My gray hairs!" said the astonish
ed Vittori. "I was not aware that I
"You mnst not be put to expense In
this matter. . Here is my check for the
commission. Good evening. I am sor
ry that you have been put to unneces
sary trouble. You must excuse' me. I.
am going out
The suitor tottered to the door and
out into the ah, which "he sadly needed,
though it did not revive him:' For a
week he was on -the verge of suicide,
then settled down to a miserable ex
istence. The next time he met Lucia
she" treated him. so cordially almost
affectionatelr-' iat he plunged Into a
furnace of b . but on a second meet-
ing he was
naferred to an icy pool
iter keeping him swing-
lie two extremes for sev-
eut Mm dead one day
on the str.
A man w io baa Defused a woman
bad better fteswead keep out of her