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Th* *tory open* on Long Island. near
Nsw York city. where Mis* Emily
Wrench, a relative ot Ethan FTrench.
manufacturer of the celebrated "Mer
cury" automobile, loses her way. Th*
car has stopped an.I her cousin. Dick
Ffrench. 1s too muddled with drink to
direct It aright. They meet another car
which is run by a professional racer
named Lestrange. Th* latter fixes up
th* Ffrench car and directs Miss Ffreneh
Ffrench has disinherited hts son. who
He Informs Emily
plainly that he would Ilk* to nave her
marry Dick, who Is a good-natured but
Irresponsible fellow. It appears that a
partner of Ethan Ffrench »anting an ex
pert to race with the "Mercury” at auto
•vents, has engaged Ix-strange. and at
th* FTrench factory Emily encounter* the
They refer pleasantly to
their meeting when Dick come* along and
recognises th* young racer Dick likes
the way I «-strange Ignore* their first
meeting when he appeared to a disad
vantage. Lestrange tells Emtly that h*
will try to educate her Indifferent cousin
as an automobile expert.
takes his business schooling under the
tutelage of Lestrange. Dick is sheer grit,
and In making a test race meets with
an accident. lestrange meets Emily In
the moonlit garden of the Ffrench home
Vnder an Imp Isa he cannot control he
klases her ar.d she leaves him. confessing
tn her wn heart that she return* hl*
love. The uncle of Emily, learning of
her attachment to I.es'rance. Informs her
that the man ts his disbarred son. whom
•he ha* never seen before being ad pted
by him. He claims that his son ran away
with a dissolute actress, refuses to ac
knowledge him. and orders Emily to
think of Dick as her future husband. A
big race Is on In the south and Ethan
French takes Emily to see it. The fame
of the "Mercury" Is Involved In the suc
cess of Lestrang* and Dick running the
The hour« passed. One more ear
went out of the race under the grind
ing test: there were the usual Inci
dents of blown-out tires and tempo
rary withdrawals for repairs. Twice
Mr. Ffrench eent his partner and Em-
Uy to the restaurant Delow, tolerating
his seat. Perfectly composed, his ex
presslon perfectly self-contained, he
watched bls son
The day grew unbearably hot to
ward afternoon, a heat rather of July
than June. After a visit to his camp
Lestrange reappeared without the suf
focating mask and cap. driving bare
headed. with only the narrow goggles
crossing bls face. The change left
visible the drawn pallor of exhaus
tion under stains of dust and oil. his
rolled-back sleeves disclosed the crim
son badge on his right arm and the
fact that his left wrist was tightly
wound with linen where swollen and
strained muscles rebelled at the long
"He’s been driving for nineteen
hours,” said Dick, climbing up to bls
party through the excited crowd. "Two
hours more to six o'clock. Listen to
the mob when he passes!"
The Injunction was unnecessary. As
the sun slanted low the enthusiasm
grew to fever. This was a crowd of
automobile lovers and drivers—they
knew what was being done before
them. The word passed that Le
strange was In his twentieth hour;
people climbed on seats to cheer him
as he passed by. When one of his
tires blew out. In the opening of the
first hour of bls driving and the twen
ty-fourth of the race, the great shout
of sympathy and encouragement that
went up shook the grand stand to Its
Neither Lestrange nor Rupert left
his seat while that tire was changed.
“If we did I ain't sure we d get
back," Rupert explained to Df<k, who
hovered around them agitatedly. “If
I’d thought Darling's mechanician
would get In for this, I'd have taken
In sewing for a living.
“Half an hour.”
"Well, watch us finish.”
A renewed burst of applause greet
ed the Mercury car's return to the
Men were standing watch In
hand to count the last moments, their
«yes on the bulletin board wl ere the
reeled-off miles were being registered
Two of the other machines were fight
Ing desperately for second place, hope
less of rivaling lestrange, and after
them sped the rest.
"The finish!” some one suddenly
called. “The last lap!"
Dick was hanging over the paddock
fence when the car shot by amidst
braying, klaxons, motor hoi ns, cheers
and tl.e »lashing min'c of the bind
Frantic, the people hailed Lestrange
es the black and white checked flng
dropped iefore him In proclamation
of hii I'tiory and the ended race.
Ri n raised his arms above his
head n the signal of acknowledg
ment, ut they flew across the line and
swept on to complete the circle to
epecd to take the dangerous, deeply
furrowed turn for the last time, his
ear poised for the curving flight un
der his guidance then the watching
hundreds saw the driver's hands slip
from the steering wheel as h« reached
for the brake
Straight across the
track the machine dashed. Instead of
following the bend, crashed through
the barrier, and rolled over on its side
In the green meadow grass.
groaned, as the place burst into up
roar around them. "The wheel—I aaw
it turn uselessly In his hands!"
"They're up!" cried a doxen voices
"No. one's up and one's under."
"Who's caught in the wreck—Le
strange or his man?"
But before the people who surged
over the track, breaking all restraint,
before the electric ambulance. Dick
Ffrench reviched the marred thing
that had been the Mercury car. It
was Lestrange who had painfully
struggled to one knee beside the tua
chine, fighting bard for breath to
"Take the car off Rupert." he pant
ed. at Dick's cry of relief on seeing
him "I'm all right take the car off
The next Instant they were sur
rounded. overwhelmed with eager aid
The ambulance came up and a sur
geon precipitated himself toward le
"Stand back.” the surgeon com
"Are you trying
to smother him? Stand back “
But It was he who halted before a
gesture from Lestrange. who leaned
on Dick and a comrade from the
"Go over there, to Rupert."
There was nothing to do except
yield. Shrugging his shoulders, the
surgeon paused the necessary mo
ment. A moment only; there was a
no protests, but he himself never left
scattering of ths bushed workers, a
From the space the car had cov
ered a small figure uncoiled, llxard
like, and itaggered unsteadily erect.
"Where's Darling Lestrange?" was
hurled viciously across the silence
“Gee. you’re a slow bunch of work
ers! Where's lestrange?"
The tumult that broke loose swept
all to confusion. And after all It was
Lestrange who was put in the sur
geon's care, while Rupert rode back
to the camp on the driver's seat of
"Tell Emily 111 come over to her as
soon as I'm fit to look at." was the
message Lestrange gave Dick. "And
when you go back to the factory,
have your steering-knuckles strength
Dick exceeded his commission by
transmitting the speech entire; re
peating the first part to Emily with
all affectionate solicitude, and flinging
the second cuttingly at his uncle and
"The doctors 6ay he ought to be in
Rupert ana i u»»e got to nnd a hotel
and we're not very active."
Emily would have slipped away
from th* clasp, scarlet with returning
recollection, but Lestrange detained
her tv meet his shlniug eyes.
"The race is over.” he reminded,
for her ears alone
"I'm going to
keep you. If you'll stay."
lie turned to take a limping step,
offering his hand cordially to the
speechless Bailey, and faced for the
first time the other man present
"I think." said Ethan Ffreneh, "that
there need bo no questlou of hotels
We have not understood each other,
but you have the right to Ffrench-
wood's hospitality. It you can travel
we will go there."
"No," answered David Ffrench, as
quietly. "Never. You owe me noth-
Ing. str. If I have worked In your
factory, I took the workman's wages
tor It; If I have won honors for your
car, I also won the prlxe money given
to the driver. I never meant so to
establish any claim upon Ffrench-
wood or you I believe we stand even.
Dick has taken my place, happily;
Emily and I will go on our own road."
They looked at each other, the like
ESSENTIAL FOR DRAFT HORSE HARM IN CROWDING THE HEN
Important That Animal Should Walk
Four Miles an Hour With Load
and Without Tiring.
A draft horse does most of his hard
work at the walking gait. It Is there
fore Important that he should be able
to walk fast without tiring. Ila should
bo able to walk four miles an hour
with a load. It his feet are deformed
In any way, whether It ba by disease
or hereditary, ho cannot do his best
The soles of the feet should turn
up and show the shoes plainly as the
horse moves away from the observer.
of Draft Horses.
Hoof showing prominent
•frog.” unmutilated "bars,” strong
walls and cupped sole.
No. 2. Distortion of hoof caused by
The feet should bo lifted quickly and
evenly, and be set down squarely and
The hoofs should bo ample In also,
sound, smooth and symmetrical In
shape. The hoof is a continuation of
the skin of the parts above.
color of the skin decides the color of
the hoof. Color counts for little, how
ever, If the hoofs are of poor shape
The horn should bo
slightly cupped, not flat or bulging:
the frog large, elastic, healthy and
without a deep cleft; the bars prornl-
nent. Poor fore feet are one Of tln>
commonest and most serious faults
In draft horses.
ness between them most apparent, tn
the similar determination of mood
which wiped laughter and warmth
from the younger man's face
ever coldly phrased and dictatortally I
spoken, it was an apology which Mr.
Ffrench had offered and which had
been declined. But—he had watched
Lestrange all day; he did not lift the I
“You are perfectly free," he con PURE BREDS VERSUS SCRUBS
ceded. "which gives you the opportun
ity of being generous."
Mongrel Is Excellent Hustler, but Will
His son moved, flushing through
Not and Cannot Make Money
for Its Owner.
”1 wish you would not put It that
way. sir," he objected,
The pure-bred animal Is not one
"There is no other way
I bav« that will make good on poor feed and
been wrong and I have no control care. The scrub will beat the pure
over you; will you come home?'
bred every time when It comes i to
There was no other argument but "rustling" Its own way. But the scrub
that that could have succeeded, and will not and cannot make money for
the three who knew Lestrange knew its owner. And right here is where
that could not fall.
the pure bred excels Itself.
"You want me because I am a
He has the capacity which the
Ffrench." David rebelled In the final scrub has not. Give the pure-bred anl-
protest. "You have a substitute.”
mal good feed and care, and ho wllf
"Perhaps I want you otherwise. And make money, and do It quickly, At
we will not speak In passion; there least three crops of pure-bred beef
can be no substitute for you."
animals can be turned out ready for
"Ffrench and Ffrench.” murmured market to every two crops of scrubs
Dick coaxlngly. "We can run that or grades.
Grades make money for their own
steering- ers sometimes, but the amount and
knuckles needing your eye on them. the quickness with which results are
And you love the place. Mr. David,' obtained are in direct proportion to
said Bailey from his corner.
the infusion of pure blood, which
From one to the other David's makes the grades and better than
glance went, to rest on Emily’s dell scrubs.
cate, earnest face in Its setting of
yellow-bronze curls. Full and straight
her dark eyes answered his, the con ROOT CUTTER IS ESSENTIAL
vent-bred Emlly'B answer to his pride
and old resentment and new reluc Implement
Found Satisfactory In Preparing
tance to yield, bis liberty.
Food for Live 8tock.
"After all. you
Reappeared Without the Suffocating Ffrench." she reminded, her soft ac
Having several tons of carrots and
Mask and Cap.
cents fust audible. "If that ts your
beets to fed to stock, I found It quite
bed. but he won't go.” he concluded
Very slowly David turned to his a job to cut them with a knife, so I
“No, you can’t see him until they get
made a root cutter as Illustrated,
through patching him up at the hos
which has given much satisfaction. I
pital tent; they put every one out ex
made a box, with three sides, of Inch
cept Rupert. He hasn’t a scratch, aft
boards, three feet long. The bottom
er having a ninety Mercury on top of sir—”
board, a, is eight inches wide and tho
him. You're to come over to our
side boards, b, which rest on It. are
camp. Emily, and wait for Lestrange first offered his hand.
four Inches wide. The top boards, c.
I suppose everybody had better
minutes later, when Dick went in
It was a curious and an elevating search of him.
thing to see Dickie assume command
'*TI. e limousine's
of his family, but no one demurred awakener informed him. "You don't
An official. recognizing in him L* feel had. do you?”
strange's manager, cleared a way for
The mechanician rose cautiously
the party through the noisy press of wincing.
departing people and automobiles
"Well, if every joint in my chassis
The sunset had long faded, night wasn't sore. I’d feel better." he ad
had settled over the motordrome and mltted grimly. "But I’m still running
the electric lamps had been lit in the What did you kiss me awake for.
’ents. before there came a stir and
when I need my sleeps?”
murmur in t) e Mercury camp.
"Did you suppose wo could get Le
"Don't skid, the ground's wet." cau strange home without you. Jack Ru
tinned a voice outside the door pert ?”
"1 ain't supposing you could
I'm six inches wide, are fastened at an
Emily started up, Dick sprang to ready-."
angle to the side boards, writes Anton
open the canvas, an-1 Lestrange cro-.i
The re t of the party were already Mlcklsh of Union county. Ore., in the
ed ti e tl r<-r,!.ol.I. Lestrange. color in the big car. with one exception
Farm and Homo. Three logs, d, are
css, his .right arm In a sling, his lef-
"Take a la“t look. Rupert," bad* fastened to the box. The knife, e, is
wound with linen from wrist to elbow David, as ne stood In tho dark pad
fastened with a screw, f, to the mid
and bearing a heavy purple bruise dock. "We're retired; <ome help me
dle of the side board and a triangular
bove Ms temple, but with the bright
get used to it.”
piece of board, g, is fastened even
¡.e-s of victory flashing above all
Rupert passed a glance over the de with end of one side board so that
weariness like a dencing flame.
the knife can be raised high when
"I g'n-ss my sentiment tank has giv cutting largo beets.
Emily ran to meet him, heedless of en out." he Bweetly acknowledged
all thing- except that he stood within "The Mercury factory sounds pretty
’ouch once more. "My dear, 1 told good to me. Darling. And I guess we
Prime bacon Is really more credit
ft-em not to frighten you. Why. can make a joy ride out of living, on to the producer than is lard alope. It
any track, if we enter for It.”
Is also true that tho best bacon brings
For as he put hl3 one available arm
"I guess we can,” laughed David good prices, costs less to bring to fit
■ bout her. she hid her wet eyes on Ffrench. "Get In opposite Emily. ness, and can bo made a great staple
We’re going home to try.”
If we work for It.
"I am so happy,” she explained
breathlessly. "It is only that.'.’
Cost of Foundation.
"You should not have been here at
It costs more to procure the founda-
all, my dear But it Is good to see
"Miss Pinkie Pry has such an elas •ion stock of ; uro bred animals, but
you. Who brought you? Bailey?" tic step." “Yes, and a disposition to t conte no more after that to raise
catching sight of the man beside Dick. match." "What do you mean?" "Bbe thon.
"Good, 1 wanted so tv* on« to help me; rubber a."
AGAIN. “TO WHAT BASE USES"
Results Given of Interesting Experi
ments Made at Maine Station—
Hsrs Is Story That Will Shock Admlr-
Must Have Room.
srs of Two Rscognlxsd Mon
Tho Maine experiment station re.
cently finished u teat to ascertain tho
The ladles st a watering place In
number of hens most profitable to
Bohomla recently organised a dress
keep In pons. All tho pens were 10 by
A certain prin
16 feet, giving 160 square feet. The
cess agreed to open It
At the last
hens were Brahmas and Plymouth
moment some one noticed that tho
Rocks, and these tests continued six
moat Important models, two very gor
geous lace blouses, were nut displayed
The hens wore fifteen, twenty,
to proper advantage
twenty five and thirty to a pen. The
was called and instructed to beg bor
row or steal two dressmaker’s dum
mies and to drape th" blouses upon
them before the princess arrived
After the opening ceremony It was
noticed that the exhibits wore excit
ing a great deal more attention than
tho committee had counted on and
the princess insisted on seeing the
two objects which wore tho center of
attraction. Her surprise was very
great when she caught eight of two
llfeslxo busts of Bchlller and Goethe,
both decked out in laco blouses
Tho caretaker, not being able to so
ouru dummies, had borrowed the fig
ures of th* poets from tho reading
room, and as they wore somewhat
flat cheated hnd carefully stuffed them
with dust'— ' ""
Barred Plymouth Rocks.
conditions nnd hens were as much
ullko as possible to make tho teat a
The pen with fifteen hens mad» a
profit of 60 cents per hen, and the
eggs laid numbered U76.
The pen with twenty hens made a
showing of 1.206 eggs for the pen nnd
a profit of 71 cents per hen.
The pen with twenty five hens made '
a laying record of 1,328 eggs and »
profit of 35 cents per hen
Tho pen with thirty hens had an eg« I
production of 1,200 and a profit of 30
cents for ecah hen.
Tho ex|M>riment shows distinctly
that hens can be so crowded as to ro
duce tho profit of an egg farm. The
difference of twenty five eggs per
hen for six months Is great On the
basts of fift<»en to the pen tho profits
of tho total ninety hens wore 872; on
a basis of thirty to tho i»'n tho profits
worn *36. In each case the actual cost
of feed was deducted.
FOR FUMIGATION OF FOWLS I
New York Man Designs Coop Especial
ly Adapted for Removing All
Injurious Vermin on Bird.
For tho fumigating of fowls, to re-
movo tho vermin which nr» so Injuri
ous. a New York man has designed an
effective apparatus In a coop, speci
ally made ar» guide rails and between
theso rails tho chicken Is placed, with
Its wings spread out over bars that
O hm Rail
all blti« I“-’ blu nir vnltt#
tn th« wtwk World, tiiakra th« lautulrtwa »mil«.
Much Like Human Life.
A tre* dues not die of old ugn It
accumulates Infirmities with th« years
end has many diseases It may starve
or die of thirst; caterpillars may eat
Its foliage, sen)» bug* suck Its Juices,
beetles tunnel under th» bark, scab,
rust, molds, rot. blight, may prey
upon it. Tho wind la also an enemy.
Peeling tho bark of th» birch doos not
kill It. Tho lumbering season ts ovor
when tho sap begins to stream up
ward, as wood cut "In the sap" is lia
ble to decay. A sugar maple In thra*
weeks yields of Its life's blood to the
extent of 25 gallons (70 drops falling
every minute), which bolls dowu to *
little less than five pounds of sugar.
The tr*ea are not injured if properly
treated, nor exhausted by bring bored
too much or at the wrong time
Velvet From the Arabs.
In tho mlddlo ages Venice and
Genoa learned the art of velvet mak-
Ing frurn the Arabs Toward the year
1516 Lyon inherited tho business.
Europe, notably France, followed th«
lend of tho courtiers of Franco« I.,
Ixxila XIV. and I-a Pompadour. The
courts of the world wore silk, satin
and velvet stiff with gold and silver
embroidery Velvet was used by ths
rich for bangings and for furniture
cover. In Lyon, In limo. 20.000 looms
were weavlne • •
Fitted for the Part.
When a new member of tho Irish
house of commons made hie first
speech, Blr William Osborne asked
who be was, and, being told, ho re
plied: "Well, I think he will do. If
tho opposition have enlisted him they
are perfectly In tho right, for hu seems
to have the finest face for a griev
ance of any man I ever behold."— No
What's In a Nam«?
"Wve, the eldest, was called Evs
on purpose that she might feel human,
and not compelled to wear a halo, like
the people called Marie.”—Eve, by
OF PUBLIC APPROVAL
run alongside. Near tho top of tho I
coop la a holo for tho fowl’s head, ho
that she need not breath» the poison
ous atmosphere. A key Is turned and
tho fumes rush into tho coop nnd
penetrate the bird's feathers, killing
off all lice and other insects. Little
chicks can nlso bo fumigated In tills
device by being placed in a basket
that hangs above the place designed
for the old fowl.
Keeping Eggs Freeh.
Tn Germany eggs ar» kept frosh
for any length of time by simply Im
mersing them In a ten per cent, solu
tion of silicate of soda, commonly
called “liquid glass.” This produces
the formation of a coating which ren
ders the eggs perfectly air tight. The
eggs so treated retain their fresh
taste for many months. Tho best
proof of tho efficacy of this treatment
has been furnished by tho fact that
such eggs, after having been kept for
a whole yenr, were hatched and the
chickens were strong nnd healthy. Tho
preserving solution Is best prepared
by dissolving one pound of liquid glass
In four quarts of cold water. Tho egga
aro then Immersed in this solution,
which should bo kept In a glazed
earthenware vessel, nnd tho eggs are
kept In the solution for a short time.
If ono of theso preserved eggs is to
he boiled, the shell must be first per
forated to prevert cracking.
«nd all form« of
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