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Th* amallar raxal Moentlng. though
with an avil frac«. Ih*j walbad toward
l^dirtMikt « lodging, which waa but half a
mil* distant. Zeno ranawad bls gay lit*
tie siMichas of aoug, and Frost's (urtlva
ayao wars avarywhara as thay want. Tha
aid anan hlat wag at hums, and thay wars
at on<a admit tad to bls prraanva.
usual air of mournful fatlgua waa mors
than commonly nollraable aa ba roaa to
walaonw bla rial lore.
"Attar what happanad laat night, daar
air,’* »aid Z.ano, whan tbs great Ings were
over, *’| thought I could not do laaa than
wait u|*o<) you,
Hut Aral I mw my
friend. Mr Frost. I believe I have more
than half <ouvln<'ed him of the justh'e of
the aide you taka.
In fact," smiling at
Prost, "I think I may My he la almost
con ratted to your aide. But tha wrung«
that are dune dally atclte him. lie longs
for an Immediate result. I have preached
patient's In my own way, and I think we
can attract from him now a promise that
ho will abide by your romi#ian<lin«nt."
"Thanh you. Wrublewskoff,” Mid l>ob-
roaki. brightening no mo what.
you also, Mr Froat. If you are willing
to listen to any worth of mine. 1 would
1 will not ■peak uf
moral questions, for there are times when
we must be a law unto ourselves.
1 will ask you to look at tbs prudential
as|»erf of the case. We want tha |»eopla
with ua lu our fight fur liberty, and tbs
way to win them 1s not to alarm them, to
mutilate them, to scatter fire and death
A man will not give hla
good will to him wlx> causes blm to live
lu terror. Before thia tight of ours can
bs won many will die by «word and fir«,
end to many the cuum of tyranny looks
righteous. There are things which It Is
n<>t aeay to understand, and thia la one of
Tyrants will claim their aacrl
Area, and the eacrlficee will be paid. Thia
Is Inevitable; and It la useless to say that
w« drea<) bloodshed.
I«at ua win the
people wherever wo ran.
And do nut
think, air, that national hatreds, however
etroAg, will ratify the deeds we speak
This spoach. for all the oratorical turns
with which it was etnbslliahe«!, was deliv
ered with a weary quietude.
like one enwrapped, and waa almost as
eloquently rvcept Ivo In his silence
O'ltourkr himself could have been Trost
oiplured the carpet with hla shifty eyes
There was silence fur a little while, and
then Ze*no spoke.
It B| •’
Ills vi. I. e was
hushed a little from Ita romnxNi tone.
"What do you «ayT**
M| say," returned Frost, “that Mr.
Ikrttroekl ta more eiperienred than we
are, and that hie voice ought to carry
weight In our councils. I any that If wo
are to win we must stick together; and
If there must be a split and It inibs
there must t*e the wise mm will throw
their Allegiance on the aldo of their tried
leaders'* Ilers he gave another lurking
glance at Zeno. ’’<>n the side.'* be added,
“of authority and oiporience.’*
’’You dsclara, than," cried Zona. In a
tons of triumph, ’’for Mr. iMbroski?’’
*T declare for
Mr. l>ot>ro«kl,’‘ said
Fmst, without looking up. ’'I nn-served
”1 thank you air.’* Ihvbroakl. eitendlng
to him a hand, which Frost did not take
until Zeno nudged him. when be jook It
with a shamefaced alacrity.
'There are others I do not despair of.’*
■aid the beaming Zeno, rubbiug his hands
"They must be approached. But there la
one thing”—lowering hla voice, “there are
some among our late friends who will be
ilangeruua. To you. air.** Itobroaki «mil
ed. "But yea.” Mid Zeno, eagerly; "ysa.
yea, dear air.**
He hurried on rapidly In
Polish, aa If the urgency of bla Interest
In Ihtbroskl drove him to find expression
tn bla native tongue. "They must be
watched. Indeed, dear air, in thia you
must tw guided. We muat practice a lit
tie duplicity. It la regrettable, but 1 can
not help myself. 1 shall join their roun
dis, offering always such arguments aa
you yourself would bring, or as you may
give me for apecial cases.
many of them are blind enough and fools
enough to I m » auspicious of your good
faith, I. dear air, shall undertake rb watch
you for their aide. I shall bs able thus
to watch them, and yet to be in constant
Intercourse with you.**
y°u W*H.M **ld the
old man. with hie melancholy smile. “It
will give at least one reasonable voice to
their deliberations. But the position will
t>e a difficult one to hold.’*
"Ah. air,” cried Zeno, "a little labor-
a little difficulty a little danger. What
“You will not ace me for a little while,’’
said the old man. *’l am going to the Con
tinent again for a few days. The events
of laat night make It necessary that I
should consult with Mr. O’Rourke. I will
advise you of my return. In the meantime
you may do something to restrain the vlo
”'ir frivwv.lm "
“I will try. dear air,” aaid Zeno, rever
entially, and with that be and Frost
"What were you talking about when
you started that foreign lingo?’* Frost
asked, when they had reached the street.
Mr. Zeno translated pretty faithfully, but
Frost shook hie bead at the translation
“You’re a lot too clever for me, you are,”
he muttered, grumbling. “I’ve seen anakes
In my time, but I never mw your equal."
“Thank you, dear Frost,** cried Zeno,
pinching him In a jocoae and amicable
way. "You make ma proud."
On the morning after their talk In the
garden Farley and O’Rourke breakfasted
together alone. After breakfast O'Rourke
took the road to Houfoy. He was walk
Ing along with hla hands behind him, and
bls eyes bent to tha roadway, when he
hoard a voice which apoke hla name and
gave him an actual start.
"Good morning, Mr. O'Rourke,** said
the voice, and turning swiftly In the
direction from which It came, he beheld
the pretty widow standing In the middle
of the dry water course, alone. She waa
very prettily dressed In a light morning
coatume of a faint yellowiah tone, with
certain bright devices of flowers about
it everywhere, and aha wore a peasant's
hat of straw, twisted Into a very coquet
tish ahape, and bound about with a rich
silk handkerchief, In which was set a
O'Rourke absorbed thapharming vision
as a whole.
He leaped to the broad
grass grown top of the low wall and
raised bla bat with a smile. Ills wavy
reddish hair and hla beautiful beard and
mustache shone In the sun like gold, and
hla handsome face waa as gay as a boy's
It Is not Improbable that he looked as
charming to the pretty widow aa the
grotty widow looked to him.
tripping and blushing and anil I lug over
• hr stones of the river bed. and O'Rourke
ran down the elope with ao eicesalvo an
alacrity that he failed to notice that it
broke suddenly away at tb« foot.
faintly, but O'Rourke,
wbu waa too lata to stay himaalf, made
tbs na^waMry leap la mfety It was but
ulna or ten fret deep, and ha bad soft
turf to alight on and advan<-ed amliing,
with hla crisp hair shining and bis right
hand outstretched toward bar.
*<h><»<| morning." h* Mid. "this la a
delightful encounter for me.**
Mra. Kpry bad a bouquet of wild flow
ere In her right band and a l>ook In b»r
left, but aha aet the flowers In tha Lol
low of her arm and accepted O'Rourkr'a
piutferad hand. Ila held bars longer than
tha absolute naCMsItira of a morning m
lute demanded, and Mra. Npry blushed
and drooped her eyes before bia ardent
“You have been gathering flowers?**
lie Mid, mastering himself by au effort,
hut even then hardly knowing what hr
Mid. "Quite a charming little nmMgay."
Hh* held it toward him and their hands
met again. Tbs small bouquet was not
tied, and lest the fluwera should fall ha
put both hernia to It, taking her right In
hla left whilst he gathered the bloMoms
Hbe felt that hie ha rule were
trembling a little, and he bungled with
Just then their eyes met.
the little widow's etpreaslve orbs looked
almost frightened, and O'Rourke was aa
white aa If be were a I »out to faint or to
Iw hanged, or to lead a forlorn hope. He
dropped the flowers and took the hand
• bleb held the book. The little wUlow
let (be volume fall oealde (be fallen blow
Nhe drooped her head, and the
iHNtotn of (be pretty morning dr««« flut
tered visibly. O’Rourke sold not a word,
but be gave a great alow aigh and drew
her toward him by the hands
simply put both artna around her and
■tonped and kissed her hot cheek
he Mid not a word, hut his heart l>eat
like a hammer, and he pressed her to
him aa If to stifle its ontnigroua riot.
“Am I too Insolent?** be Mid at length.
The pretty widow did not seem to think
so. for she stood u|x>n her fallen bloosoms
with her cheek upon hla breast, and made
no effort to escape. "I Lave loved you
from the minute I first mw you. Can
you can you lovs me a little?*’
Ilia tremor was like the tremor of a
lover to the little widow's mind.
played the part better than he knew.
“YeM," said the lady in a whisper,
shrinking into herself aa she spoke. Then
there was another lengthy «¡»ell of al
ienee. broken by (be near clash of a
horse's brils and the crack of a carter’s
whip. At these sounds they started guilt
ily aj*art, and O'Rourke, falling upon
one knee, gathered up the dropped posy
■ nd (he book, and they walked aide by
■Ide. silently, by the dry water course
until they came upon a «¡»ot hidden from
the road, where the remaining stump of a
great felled beach made a convenient
“Khali we all here for a little while?"
O’Rourke asked. The lady seated herself
in silence, and seeing (hat she had taken
« place too near the center to allow room
for her companion, moved a little, and
drew her dress on one side. O’Rourke ac
cepted the invitation thus dumbly con
vened, and placing one arm around her
waist, drew her nearer toward him.
“lh> you think,“ he Mid, not being able
to find anything more original to My
just th«m. “that you will ba able to learn
to >v< me juwt a little?"
The p^»tty little woman began to trem
ble, and searching blindly for her hand
kerchief, found it at last, and hiding her
face behind It with both hands, began
"I—I knew." she sobbed, “that It waa
wicked, but 1—I loved you when I mw
you at Boston.
I've al always thought
about you since, and when I came to
Eu-Europa 1 hoped that 1 should meet
The ways of the human heart are
strange, but at thia confcsaion the fas
cinatmg pat Hot experienced a t wings of
■hame. For one fleeting aecoud he felt a
genuine hate of bumbug.
“I will love you vrry dearly." he aaid.
a moment later, and be meant It.
What waa to prevent him from loving
her? Nothing. If she could always flat
ter bla self love aa well aa she bad done
But be had to go back to hla pre
tenses. Nature and culture between them
had done ao much for him that he had
forgotten how to walk straight.
"I haveu't much to offer you.” he said.
“I am poor, and I can't give jou a grand
She was In such a flutter at the ac
compllahment of all her hopes, ao glad
and so aliaken to think herself thia hero*«
heroine, thia handsome, eloquent, famous,
devoted patriot's chosen, that aha was
half hysterical. She dropped her hand
kerchief from her tear stained eyes, and
clapped both hands together like a child,
and laughed in bls face.
“Why, I’ve got six million dollars!’*
He felt instantly and swiftly be had
played (be fool In pretending not to
know that she was wealthy. The very
openness of her statement seemed to say
What need had there been for ao
■illy pretenM wben she had told him her
own heart so plainly?
And with this
swift and Instant sense In bia mind he
turned the sum Into English money and
■aw that though It waa smaller than hr
had fancied. It waa prodigious still. But
he waa committed to hla uaeleoa humbug
now, and could not go back from It.
"Rix million dollars?’’ he said, like a
man amaxrd. “Twelve hundred thouMnd
pounds? Oh! I am glad I did not know
that, or I should have never < la red to
I knew.” bo went on. to soften
down hia blunder, lest It should have
dangerous consequences later on—“I knew
that you must have money, and the
thought frightened me. If I had knowu
the truth, I should never have dared."
“1 am glad, then," ahe ana we red, hid
ing her face In bar hands, “that you
*Tt frightens me Still,** ho aaid.
can ocaroely dare to think of It"
"But you do love me, don’t you?** ahe
whlapored, ahrugging her shoulders with
a childish shrinking gesture of appeal,
and looking up at him through her hands.
"Ix>ve you?** be cried, and throwing
both arms around her ho drew her to hla
Rhe lay there quite contented,
and ha, looking over her shoulder with a
■mile that waa almost wild, aaid to him
self, “You have won. Hector—you have
won. You're a made man."
Rhe put up her llpe to be kissed la aa
matter of fact a way aa If she bad been
a child, though ahe bluahod very prettily
4J4 W * O B,urk, »ut Ma ama
| around hot and kissed her, and suddenly, I
' with a little cry, aha whisked away from
him, and ran quickly into the shelter of
the trees. 'Die love-maker, thus abruptly
I left, stared after bar until alls had dis-
| appeared, and then, turning, started to be-
1 buhl the near figure of an elderly man
I who waa walking sway, with a firm reso
lution not to have aeen anything expreoo-
I ed in the very curve of hla shouldera.
nw slowly retreating figure waa that of
I I H>brusk I, whom be bad imagined to be
far away In lx»n<lon arranging for the
>|eatruction of empires. What could have
brought him here?
But In a little while, making up bla
mind that be bad certainly breu seen,
and resolving to take tbs matter in the
lM>ldest way, ha marched at a good round
pa<-e after the retreating Dobroski, and
by and by came up with him. There was
■ faint twinkle In the eye of the old
anarchist, though but for that he was
as grave as a statute.
The mere fart
uf brisk motion seemed to have restored
■ ■•Sias Meat.
O'Rourko to hla usual condition.
In tbe home smoking of meat I have
took the bull by the horns.
“You mw me a minute or two back,' learned something by ei|>er1inrtitliig
that la a great as ver of work and of
The twinkle In Dobroski’a eye broad much
more consequenie keep» th«
ened Into a smile.
meat In better aliape during the smok
’’Forgive me." he Mid; "I tried not lug process I use<l ■ low »mokebmise.
to see you or to I m » seen "
and. handle the little oecnsiary fire aa
"I am going to be married, air," Mid
“And that la my bualness best I oiuld. It would sometimes beat
It Is a secret at present, at the meat more than was g-exl for It.
I bad the tire covered In a little pit
my future wife's desire.”
"I wish you happy.*’ Mid the old man, In the i-enter of tbe smoketv/use. Tben
with an almost fatherly look. “A good I tried a pit outside several f«-t from
woman la a crown unto her husband. If the building with an underground flue,
you Lave chosen well your wife will not but all the beat generated in that went
hold you lack from the great work to
luto tbe amoki-bouae, ao It was unsat
which you have aet your hand" O’Rourke
Mi<l nothing, but he listened with an air
I placed an old beatlog stove, with
of deferen<-e. “I am here." pursued l>ob-
roski. "on purpose to seek you.
<’an the leg* taken off, on the ground about
you give me. now. a little of your time?" eight feet from tbe side of the smoke
“I am always and entirely at your ser house, ¡rut an elbow on tbe stove and
vice, Mr. Iiobroaki." answered O’Rourke. ran a pipe In through the side of tbe
*‘I>et me a«k you one question to be smokehouse.
’I’hen I started a little
Did you know the ¡»Iley of fire In tbe stove, and aa the smoke
Mr. Frost and hia associate«?"
poured from the funnel It oc-urred to
"I have never worked Intimately with
me to turn tbe smoke down, «o I put on
them.” Mid O'Rourke, "but 1 k^now their
an elbow with month pointing down,
“We have broken apart," Mid T>ob- ami as that worked all right I put a
“I have had to tell length of pl¡>e on that and watched to
see what tbe smoke would do. In a
them that we cannot work together."
O’Rourke sighed and threw bls hands moment It poured from the pipe right
abroad with a hopeleM gesture.
might fight It out between them low, but
he had to look aa If be cared for fame
■ little longer, and then he would be free,
lie could already hear rhe perfervid ora
tory which would pursue blm Into bia re
tirement, and be knew that It would be
¡»werleaa to disturb him for a moment.
“At least," Mid l>obroskl. "you and I
will go on working together?" He did
not guess the current of bis companion's
thoughts bow should be?—but the si
lence seemed to hurt him.
"Yea," Mid O'Rourke. He would rath
er not have Mid it, but it had to be Mid. down near tbe ground Tbe end of the
"We muat go on working, win or lose." pl|>e Is four or tire Inches from tbe
"And 1 may trust to you until the ground and nearly on a level with tbe
It works finely.
end?” the old man BMked. laying both bottom of tbe atove.
bands upon him and bringing him to a Tlw cooled smoke rising
ground conveys no beat to tbe meat,
O'Rourke lifted hla eyes and looked though quite a little fire is kept In tbe
him in the fare. "You may trust ma,"
stove. The fire needs tmt little atten
I m » Mad, “until tbe end.”
tion. as the atove la kept about closed
(To be coo tinned )
t THE WESTERN “BOOMER.” |
n «»> > »»♦»
“I*-t no on* «leplor* the boanta and
»wa«*r of tlx-«* pioneer».’’ write» a
well.born, well educated cowboy wboae
letter. In ¡>art. la quoted In tbe Roaton
Tranacrl|*t. “They are the anc<*tora of
an arlabK-racy yet to come, who will
point back with pride to their hardy
forefather» with the »nme feelinc your
New Yorker claim« bis Ihitcb lineage,
or Bolton ¡>eo|>le claim tlielr .Mayflower
cuiinectlon. For tlH*»e Cutch and En
glish old timers were, without doubt, a
pretty rough, crude bunch. If tbe truth
“Your Western boomer Is as good as
were tbeae other earlier pioneers. He
Is heavy footed, loud apoken «nd door-
alammlng; but he is paving the way for
tbe aucceedltig generation.
-The West Is a land of promise for
the amateur. Tbe sharp cuni|>etltlon of
the Eaat la not felt here, and your ama
teur gets a show. He gets a Job that
would be denied blm nt home.
don’t ask him. ’Are you sure you can
do thlsT They take It for granted that
he can do It. mid so be can.
“Tbe amateur hrt-eks Into business.
Ills early attempts may tie pretty rough
Jolts at It. but lie soon finds tbe trail.
I>ld be clerk at borne? Hero be starts
“With three months* wage» for a
g.-ub stake, your amateur sheep heritor
will start up n restaurant. Ills bill of
far« la limited at first to 'bum and,'
with coffee natural, and soda crackera.
No one complains, for your pioneer eats
to kill hunger, and be deiiuiuda only
cleanllnisM anil plenty.
“Would be start a tmiik? Down East
It would require unlimited capital and
backing; ability both natural and un
natural; long business experience; so
cial and business standing ; ixwslbl.v a
political pull. Here It requires tbe
good will of bls neighbors and tbe pro
ceeds of a season nt drlvlug ftage. A
little corrugated Iron cottag" with a
sofa, where be sleeps at night with u
brace of pistols—these make a bank.
“Your Westerner 1« pretentious. Hla
boarding house Is a hotel, his saloon a
cafe. If be and his neighbors clear a
piece of sage and build it few houses, a
corral, sheep dip anil an equal iniiutier
of saloons. It Is a city, and they
straightway elect a mayor, and these
first promoters all go to the city coun
cil. It la a play town, a chance for
amateurs. It Is the ’garden apot’ of the
state, and anything Is poeelble to the
•’This Is the true and sincere opinion
of an unbiased observer of a class of
men that can easily be represented as
heroes or villains, wise men or foolfc
Like all men, they are various combina
tions of all these qualities, good and
“Vot las dot antlvlvlaectlon» aosalety
I teed apout In dot paper?” asked tke
“Oh, that Is an association to prevent
tbe vivisection of animals—the cutting
up of a dog or a horse, for Instance.”
“By chimney, dot Is a follah crowd!
No man llfen could iioealnily eat •
whole horse!”—Yonkers Stateamae.
ratleet Glvew a ResslaSer.
Patient—But Isn't thia a large fee?
Doctor—The Inheritance tax
be bigger.—New Xerk lu*.
TUB USXD IX MAKIWO HATS.
Fe»«s lb» ««r*». • «•■»* Aaaerteaa
»«».•I Neaembllaa »be ■•aver.
Haw la Grew I'elarr.
Dr. H B. 1-artridg» of Cast Blown-
field. N. Y., la ralslag celery on a large
a ale on the bed of a reclaimed swamp,
lie set 128.010 plants laat year, of tbe
dwarf golden self balancing, and pro-
to 1,800 dosen
brsu- hea of celery per acre, marketable
at from 20 to 30 cents per dosen. Hla
celery kept for winter market Is placed
In tremd>ea made by means of a crib,
10 feet long and 14 Inches wide, which
la pla<v«1 In tbe row and tilled with cel
ery. The» a deep bank of sartb Is
thrown up on either able to th» calory.
after which tbe crib Is taken up and
moved forward Ita length, end the
same pr-x-eas 1» repeated. The trenebea
are left open at tbe top until tbe ap
proach of cold weather, wben they era
covered with straw and earth.—New
Twenty years ago hundreds of North
Dakota farmers bought butter, eggs
awl even ¡xitators and cabbages at tbe
village store«, but they were not real
farmers, merely wheat raisers. They
dejieiMled entirely ujxxi one crop, and
wben that failed, distress followed.
James J. HIH quickly taught them the
folly of that kind of farming, and to-day
tbe State's diversified crops are equal
to those of any other Northern State.
Tbe educational movement was not
that Mr. Hill had any love for tbe
farmers tben, nor has now, but be bad
a big railway to feed and was forced
to teach the fanner bow to produce the
freight. Now tbe experiment stations
are carrying on the education com
menced by Mr. Hill and ar» doing It
Should fertilizer be applied in the
hills or broadcast? It may not be a
mistake to apply very little over each
bill as s "starter,” but It Is better to
broadcast. All fertilizer must bq dis
solved liefore It can be utilized, and
tbe greater the surface over which It
la spread tbe more water It will re
ceive. Tbe roots of nearly all plant*
Spread ami grow near the surface, and
have as great fen! I ng --apaclty off from
tbe plants as near them. To apply fer
tilizer In tbe hills is to concentrate It.
aud much of It will be unused or lost.
Tbe beet result» are obtained when It
Is distributed over tbe surface and har
rowed In to be carried down by the
all tbe time. It Is very sataifactory.— rain*.
M»»a«lua <k« Workers.
An endless chain arrangement that
oa Its face appears to be tbe most
economical acbcuie ever devised hss
been started by Prof. Erf. of tbe Kan
sas State Agricultural College. Prof.
Erf takes tbe uilik wwureil from cows
on tbe college farm, convert» It into
a ¡siwder and feeds It to tbe cows, mak
ing what Is declared to be tbe cheap
est of all tbe cow foods.
The food Invented by Prof. Erf Is
made of buttermilk. He has perfe«-ted
a system of drying buttermilk and
then converting It Into a powder. This
dried buttermilk contains aboot 70 per
cent of protein, twice as much as cot
ton seed uieal coutalnna. and can be
manufa-Tured for one and a half cents
a ¡«Hind. Thus a food twice as rich as
cotton seed can he manufactured at
approxlmatelly the cost of tbe latter.
One huudred pounds of buttermilk
will make from nine to ten pounds of
the finished product and as the esti
mated waste of buttermilk In tbe
creameries of Knnsas
pounds dally. It Is figured that by the
adoption of this progress a saving of
»400,000 can be made yearly In Kan
The development of tbe American
carriage horse st tbe Colorado Agri
cultural College and Experiment Sta
tion Is progreseing very favorably, says
Prof. tV. L. Carlyle of the Colorado
Agricultural College. In the Twentieth
Century Farmer. At the present time
twenty-two brood mares are to be
found on the farm, and of these nine
teen are expected to foal this year.
Fourteen very high-class yearling colta.
by th« stallion Carmon, are exemplify
ing the lunvai of tbe work undertaken
At the present time seven very fine
foals hnve come to hand this year and
the Indications are that they are supe
rior to tlielr brothers and alsters of last
year. The station and college. In co
operation with the government, will in-
.tease the brood mures to thirty-five
head during the summer, and only
those of the very highest class will be
Along th« river benka and In tha
lowlarxla of Mouth America there la
found a medium sized rodent which. In
many r«ap«ct* rsaemblea onr North
This animal Is
known as the coypu. and Its fur I*
spoken of In the fur and hat trade aa
nutria, aayn Tur New* Its chief dlf-
feremw from tha heaver la I* the tall,
which more nearly reaemblM that of
tha otter. A fully grown iwypn Is about
thirty five Itx-bea In length. Including
the tall, and the length of tha body
alone Is from eighteen to twenty two
The fur of tbe coypu Is short and
silky and much reaemblaa beaver fur,
while the overbalrn are stiff and of a
yellowish brown In color, varying from
one to throe Inches In length. Nutrt*
first <-ame Into use about the year
1310, being used as an Imitation beaver
In th» making of bat* Later on tha
best aklna were brought Into uaa by
furriers, who worked It up to Imita
tion of beaver, otter and seal, for which
purpoaaa It la •till uaad.
Tbe akin» suitable for furrier^ uaa
are sold by the skin, while tboee which
are good only for hatters’ fura are sold
by the pound. Present prices for skins
suitable for furrier»' use are 60 cant»
to »1.20 per akin, prices for akin» for
cutting < hatters’ fura) 36 to 44 cents
It la said that about 5
per cent of tbe total catch of this fur
la used la tbe United Rtates and about
30 per cent of the cntch 1* used In hat
Tbe coypu Is hunted and trapped
from May until October by Indiana and
Gaochos, who catch large numbers of
tbe animal* After skinning the pelt»
are dried In the open nlr, and In thia
condition are sold to local dealers tn
the trapping district* Collectors travel
through the country oik ' s a year and
boy up tbeae lota of akin* which they
ship to New York, London and Ham
Managing the workers on a farm is
a science In Itself. It Is a science that
few have studied sufficiently.
ning out the work so that it may be
done in tbe best manner aud lu tbe
least time la equivalent to a saving in
dollars and cents. Not only should the
work t* proj>erly done aud at tbe right
time, but tbe time tietween different
pieces of work should be as ana 11 as
Here Is a point at which
great waste occurs. It Is like a man
forgetting something at the »tore and
having to drive back miles to get It No
man can properly manage a set of
aorkers without putting some thought
on It Thinking Is not so easy aa It
seem* To think in a logical manner
A Is of oak 2x4x33 Inches; B 1* 2x4x
14 iuebes: 0 Is 12 Inches long, and
lever D Is 5 feet long, tbe short end
being 1 foot Tbe drawing explains
Rarney was a “retriever." although
unable to even enter a bench abow, for
be was a mongrel. He knew a large
rocabulary. and would bring slipper*
»hoe* bat, co»t. n»-wspa;iers. or »pec.
taele case wben ssked to do ao. On
one occaalon, wben be had been unable
to carry a satchel too heavy, he rolled
It along tbe walk with his nose, ex
hibiting great care and patience, with
out any suggestion from any one.
Jerry was a dog of marked original
ity. He insisted upon a dally ride tn
the street cars, and at last bls master
secured a life pass for him. Wben the
»p’rit of the hunt seized Jerry be went
to tbe Union station and slipped Into
the baggage car on a Kansas City
train, where a friend worked. Aa hi»
master sympathized with Jerry'» taste,
be usually followed from St. Louis on
the next train to their happy bunting
grounds near Kansas City.
He was a three legged d-< for all
practical pun»*** For one hind leg.
which evidently had been Injured long
ago. be always carried as If In a sling.
He belonged to a neighbor of ours In
London, but often would follow us
boys wben we stsrted for a strolL One
day In the holidays we were bent on
s thirty-fire mile tramp Into the coun
try and drove the little fellow back aa
he started to follow, fearing tbe long
Jaunt would prove too much for him.
What was our surprise, sfter covering
about four miles of tbe business street*
to se»? him come limping up to meet ua
at Greenwich, having carefully kept
out of sight until then. We hud to
make tbe beet of It and let him bars
his way. He was frisky at first, but
sobered down as tbe figures on tbe
A good sized
t«efsteak at noon put life Into him for
tbe return trip. But be gave us an
other surprise when, about half way
home, he suddenly let down his “re
serve leg" In desperation. From that
day be returned to the normal four
Kxprrlmeat» 1» Caltlvatto«.
IU-op cultivation of some crops Is
equivalent to pruning the roots. This
Is especially the ease with corn, which
sends Its root» In every direction, close
to tbe surface of tbe soil
ments In cultivating show that wben
the roots were cut 2 inches. 4 inches
and 6 Inches below the surface tbe in
crease of crops was greatest wben the
cultivation was shallow, the greatest
harm being done by deep cultivation at
the Inst stages of growth of the plants.
The object should be to simply loosen
the top soli when cultivating corn and
to avoid cutting tbe roots ss much as
West Toint’s alm Is to teach men to
meet any situation with tbe best there
Is in them. Wben General Custer was
a cadet, be ventured Into the French
section room without having ao much
as looked at the day’s lew«>n. The sec
tion had been engaged In the tranala-
tlon of Aesop's fables from French to
English, but on this particular day the
task consisted of a ¡»age of history
written In French. Cadet Custer was
given tbe book and very bravely dash
ed into the translation of this sentence:
“I^opold, due d'Autrlcbe. se mettit sur
les plalnes de Sllesle.” But the Duke
of Austria did not seem to appeal to
oO»»*t»** C»«eer»ta* the Cow.
him. for without hesttatton be read:
“The leopard, the duck ami tbe os-
Don't be unkind to tbe milk cow.
Don’t allow cows to sleep In a muddy trlrti met upon the plaina of Silesia."—
Don’t permit the cow to drink Im
A Patient Do*.
To observe plants growing under the
mlerosivqie the American Monthly Mi
croscopical Journal says: ’’Procure a
little collomla seed. Take one of the
weds, and with a razor cut off a very pure water.
tiny all'V. cover with a cover glass and
Don’t use a club, but kind words In
place under the microscope. The In
strument must l>e In a vertical position.
Do not feed the milk cow “rotten”
When It Is well focused aud lighted,
moisten It with a drop of water. Tbe or decayed corn.
Don’t allow your finger nails to grow
seed will absorb the moisture and
throw out a very large number of long If you are a dally milker.
Don't allow any loafers around when
spiral libers, giving the appearance of
veritable germination. Beginners will milking, such as dogs, children or cat*
find It easier if one applies the mois
Don’t fall to keep some sort of salt
ture while the other looks through the handy ao the cow may have free access
O saw ys not t*,r iu«l She's gone Intw
Ts daaale whxn the eun is down, and rob
tbe world of reet;
*he took our daylight with her, the aasilew
that we love bmt.
With morning bloehlng oa her choeh*
and peerla upon her brsaet.
O tut» again, fair I m * before tbe fall <rf
Tor fast tbe moon should shine alone,
and stars unrivaled bright;
Aad bleaoed will the love be that walke
beneath their light.
And br.e'hee the loss agalnet thy cheek
I dare not even write !
Would I bad been, fair Ina* that gallant
Who rode co gayly by thy side and whis
pered thee so near!
Were there no bonny dam«» at bom*, or
no true lovers here.
That h* should rmee the seas and win
tbe deareet of the dear?
I aaw tbee, lov»ly Ines, descend along rhe
With bands of noble gentlemen, and ban
ners waved before ;
And gentle youth and maidens gay. and
snowy plumes they wore;
It would have been a beauteous dream If
It bad been ao mors !
Alas! alas! fair laaa! she went away
With music waiting on her step* and
shouting» of the throng :
But «Mn« were sad. and felt no mirth,
but only Monte's wrong,
la sounds that sang Farewell. Farewell
to her you've levad so long.
Farowell, farewell, fair Ines! that vessel
So fair a lady on Its dech nor danced ee
Alaa for pleasure on the eoa, and sorrow
on the shore !
The smile that bleat one lover’s hear«
has broken many mora.
Two shall be bora the whole wide world
And apmk in different tongue* and bar«
Each of the other's being, and no heed ;
And theee o'er unknown oeaa to unknown
Shall rroo* escaping wreck, defying
And al! unconarionaly shape every aet
And bend each wandering step to thia one
That, one day, out of dartnsss, they shall
Aad read life's meaning tn each other’s
And two shall walk some narrow way of
Bo nearly side by aid* that ehotfld one
Ever so little «pace to left or right
They needs must eta nd acknowledged
face to face.
And yet, with wistful eyes that never
With groping hands that never dasp. and
Calling in vain to ears that never hear.
They ee«k each other all their weery
And die unsatisfied—and thia la Fats!
—Busan Marr Spalding.
CUNNING OF THE COYOTE.
Fntlenee and Seme »t the Other F*.
ealtar Traits ef the Animal.
There Is tbe coyote, co-yo-tay, with
all tbe syllable* to the Mexican who
named blm; “klote" merely to tbe
American wanderer who baa oome and
goce so often that be at last regards
himself a real dent stodaoan and farm
It la this little beast’s triangular vl*.
age. hla sharp noae fitted for tbe easy
lineatlgatlon of other people’s affair*
bls oblique green eyes with their squint
of cowardlco and perpetual hunger,
says tbe Outing Magazine, that ab-nild
have a place tn tbe adornment of es
It is notorious that tbe
vicissitudes of hla belly never bring to
him tbe fate upon wbooe verge be al
ways lire* and that nothing but strych
nine. and not always that, will bring an
end to bla forlorn career.
Aa hla gray back moves slowly along
above tbe reeds and coarse graxe and
be turns hla head to look at you, be
knows at once whether or not yon have
with you a run and you cannot know
bow be kn-vw* Once satlsflol that you
are unarmed, be will remain near In
spite of any vocal reznonstram-es. and
by and by may proceed to Interview
you In a way that far unobtruslveness
might be taken as a model of tbe art.
Lie down on the thick brown carpet
of tbe wilderness and be still for
twenty minutes and, watching him
from the corner of your eye, you will
see that he has been Joined by others
of bit brethren hitherto unseen.
seems to be curious to know, first. If
you aro dead and. second. If by any
chance—end be Ilves upon chanra»-
there I* anything else In your neighbor
hood that be might find eataffile.
If you pass on with Indifference,
which Is tbe usual way. be will alt him
self down upon bls tall on the nearest
knoll and loll his red tongue and leer
at you as one with whom he la half In
clined to claim acqualntanc* He looks
and acts tben so much like a gray dog
that one is Inclined to Whistle to him.
Make any hostile demonstration and he
will move a little further and alt down
If by any means you manage to of
fend him deeply at th!* Juncture tha
chances aro that be and bla comrade«
may retire still farther and tben bark
ceaaelesaly until they have booted you
out of the neighborhood. That night
he and some of hla companions may
come and steal tbe straps from your
saddle, the meat from the frying pan—
and politely dean tbs pan—and even
tha boots from beside your lowly bed.
My brother has two dog* one a large
mastiff, the other a tiny Spits which
hs ran bold In the hollow of bls band.
Don. the big dog. bad been taught to
lie down and face hla food, but not to
touch until the command, 'Eat," bad
been given him.
His mlstres* In a
hurry to leave for a day's shopping,
gave IV>n his breakfast one day. but
forgot tbe permission to "eat.” and
when she returned late that night the
faithful dog lay with his paws on the
plate of food, but not a particle bad
Alaerta Waatl Oar Was*».
Don’t, when milking, beat the cow been touched!—Chicago Tribune.
The American wasp la to be used In for stepping backward whan flies are
M«*e Him Rleh.
a campaign of extermination of the numerous
“now ridiculous It 1*" remarked the
horse fly In darkest Africa.
Don’t expect a cow to gtre as muct^, wealthy tailor, “to say that clothe«
quest to the I-oulslana crop pest com
milk when half fed aa wben properly don't make tbe man.”
mission. Abraham Rosenheim, aisilat-
“Think so?” queried hla friend.
ant entomologist, la sending a consign
"Why. of course; they’re made m*"
Don’t allow your cows to be chased
ment of these “horse guards" from
When a woman la auperstltlou* It
Cameron parish. La., where the wasps by dogs or be hurried wben going to or
doesn't mean anything, but If a man
atttaln unusual size and ferocity. A from pasture.
Is superstitious It usually means that
band of embryo stlngera will be ship
Don't milk until dusk during ths hot
Percy—Do you know. Miss Alice, Fvs
ped from New Orleana by way of months ao as to avoid tha presence of always had a horror of prematura hla buaineaa undertaking» bocoma fa 11-
Havre on tbe steamship Louisiana July the flies which so vigorously attack tha burial—being burled too early, dont- nro*
12 In refrigerated baskets with tbe cow Just before sundown.—Indian* rberknow? Alice—Oh, what nonaenasl
Dissolution la tbs only solutloa t*
pupa of the Insect.
some matrimonial problem*