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The Roupell Mystery
By Austyn Granville
CUAPTEIt IX. (Continued.)
The doctor was following this theory
with breathless interest. "Go on," he
"He wag about to retire as he came,
when the thought occurred to him to
divert suspicion from himself by placing
the pistol he had picked up on his . way
through the rooms, near his victim. But
there must be a report and a pistol
wound. He raised the window, and noted
the distance to the tree. He went over
and fired the pistol at Madame Roupell,
who waa still insensible. Then he threw
the pistol down and jumped from the
window. We must search for the man
in two places ; in the haunts of the poor
and in the palaces of, the wealthy. We
have little to guide us but the scraps of
parchment and the gold locket I also
"Let me look at the locket," said the
doctor. "Can you get it open? It may
contain a lock of hair or something."
"I have already done that. It contains
a picture," responded Cassagne. "I will
The detective took a penknife and pried
tip the little gold lid. A small photo
graph was disclosed to view. It was the
portrait of a man of about twenty years
"What does this mean?" cried the doc
tor. "Henry Oraham cannot have com
mitted this murder. This is a portrait
of Henry Graham himself."
"Impossible I" ejaculated the detective.
"It is a fact," replied Dr. Mason. He
ran into the drawing room, and picking
up an album, turned the pages over rap
idly. Finally he stopped at a certain
"That was Henry Graham when he
was a decent member of society," he said.
The detective put the locket down close
to the photograph, and compared the two
"There Is no doubt whatever about it,"
he remarked, "You are right; they are
portraits of one and the same man.
"Then It couldn't be Henry Graham?"
inquired the physician. "A man doesn't
carry a locket containing a picture of
"It may not be Henry Graham at all,"
replied the detective. "I hope it isn't
for the sake of the family ; but he's the
man we've got to look for first, and the
sooner we find him the better your
friend's prospects are of regaining his
There are all kinds of men in Tarls,
all kinds of' failures in life and all kinds
of successes the poor genius who dis
patches himself in an attic, and the
financial magnate. The Vlcomte de Va
iair was one of those gentlemen who
might be placed In 'the latter category.
At a bound he had risen from compara
tive obscurity to sudden wealth and such
octal position as his title, having Its
source In the king of the Belgians, could
insure him In a society which cared rath
or more for good dinners (Can old blood.
The Vlcomte de Valiar'- great hit had
been the successful floating of the City
end Suburban Messenger Company. Lon-
don had refused to accept this scheme,
preferring to send Its servan(s out Into
the rain and ruin Its liveries, to having
little instrument in the house by which
to summon at a trifling charge a mcssen-
, ger, a doctor or a cab. De Valiar, with
an eye keen as a hawk, had watched the
career of the enterprise in the English
metropolis. He saw that It tfas ununit
ed to the phlegmatic and exclusive tern
perament of the Briton. In the Ameri
can colony at Paris alone was to be
found a successful field for Its opera
The projectors of the London com'
pany, Americans, were glad enough to
ell the French patents. They even
loughed 'n their sleeves at the vlcomte,
as they pocketed his cash, regarding him
already as a ruined man. At the same
time they could not hi'lp admiring his
audacity. The Vlcomte de Valiar was
audacious, and he displayed consummate
tact In putting his scheme before the
public, lie opened a large and showy
office. He subsidised the most venal of
(he Paris newspapers; he pulled a thou
and strings. Then, when all was ready,
he opened his subscription books. Hun
dreds came to his oflice, rang up a mes
senger, and having subscribed, called up
a cab on the quoer little buszing Instru
ment, and departed rejoicing in their
hearts that there were such enterprising
men in existence as the Vlcomte de Va
All that was five years ago. Once
floated, the vlcomte had promptly with
drawn himself from the messenger enter
prise, and iuvested the Incrensed capital
which that speculation had brought him,
in the Mutual Credit and Trust Com
pany, A very limited number of shares
of this concern had been offered to the
public. Such was the prestige of the
vicomte's name that they had been sub
scribed for over and ovor again lu a very
. few hours.
Hut it was not alone In the field of
business that de Valiar had achieved
such a remarkable success. The vlcom
tesse was a brilliant, dark-eyed, handsome
woman, whom de Valiar claimed to have
met abroad during his travels In the West
Indies Martinique, rumor had It. Her
entertainments were much sought after,
and who shall say that she waa not a
useful sua excellent neipmeetr if a
- wealthy subscriber wavered, an Invita
tion to the house where they could talk
the matter over almost Invariably result
ed la the closing of the transaction. It
was not possible that a man with such
an establishment above all such a wife
could go wrong. If the vicomte's Idea
of an office was rather a loud one, the
undoubted good taste of his wits
reefed these things at home.
Those deep blue eyes of the vlcointease
were not the only attraction at the de
Valiar mansion. There was always high
piny for those who relished that kind of
thing, and a sprinkling of those ladies
whom such a woman as the de Vails r,
as she waa familiarly called at the clubs,
would be sure to rather around her. They
were women of treat personal attractions.
soma of them divorcees, others on the
kih road to that enviable state, the
quasl-separation, which leaves the wife in
a position to enloy herself without dan
ger of comment, and supplies her, under
the French law, moreover, with the means
of doing so.
Of the many frequenters of the vieom-
tesse's establishment in the Avenue Wag
ram perhaps M. Jules Chabot was as wel
come a guest as any. His undoubted re
spectability made him an exceedingly de
sirable acquaintance. M. Chabot, on the
other hand, liked the free-and-easy at
mosphere of the de Valiar mansion. De
Valiar was a man who always had some
young, rich fool dangling after him, de
sirous of seeing life. A certain portion
of the money only of these innocents
could be diverted to the Innumerable and
mysterious uses of the Mutual Credit
and Trust Company. They were then af
forded an opportunity of losing the resi
due at the card tables in the Avenue
Many, doubtless, who frequented the
vicomte's establishment were totally un
aware of the risks they ran. These were
rarely suffered to go behind the curtain,
M. Chabot was one of those who had for
some time not been admitted to the priv
ileged circle without great care. To do
him Justice, It is highly probable that if
tbe veil had been removed all at once, be
would have ceased his visits altogether.
He lived In bachelor apartments. Pro
foundly impressed with a sense of his
personal dignity, he endeavored on a very
small Income to keeD ud aouearances.
Lately, however, he had joined de Valiar
in more than one Investment by which
he had profited.
The wily de Valiar, who had allowed
his friend to pocket something handsome
as bis share of these enterprises, of
course, had his object In view. What
other, indeed, could it be than to discover
all about Chabot's rich friend. Mme.
Koupell, concerning whom M. Chabot was
not at all loth to Impart information,
for he would in his turn be able to dis
cover what probable dot the old lady
would be able to give whichever of the
girls he should choose to marry.
Huch Inquiries, the vlcomte, whose po
sition in the world of finance enabled him
to make better than - Chafcot, willingly
set on foot to oblige his friend. He as
sured M. Chabot that report had not ex
aggerated Mme. Itoupell's wealth. That
a portion of a million and a half of
francs had been set apart for the Wel-
don sisters. In the opinion of M. Cha
bot, it only remained for him to declare
himself to one or the other of the young
ladles, and he hod been, as the reader
will have seen, on the very eve of mak
ing such a declaration to Emily Weldon
when the tragedy occurred.
The question which now arose in the
mind of M. Victor Lablanche, the astute
prefect of police, was this : Had M. Cha
bot sought to precipitate matters by tbe
removal of the proprietress of the Cha
teau Vllleneuve? He had discovered al
ready that Inquiries regarding her fortune
and her intentions respecting it had been
set on foot by Jules Chabot. A little
further research revealed the fact that
the Frenchman's finances were In a des
perate condition; In his later enterprises
with the Vlcomte de Valiar, fortune had
not been bo kind. He had lost heavily,
Five years before the tragedy at the
Chateau Vllleneuve, Charles D'Auburon
had found himself the untrammeled pos
sessor of a considerable patrimony, and
had started in to enjoy life. He was then
twenty-one years of age. Two years later
he had exhausted every means of pleasure,
He was at that age wheu a really good
woman would have proved his salvation.
She did not, however, make her appear
ance. He was destined to find relief In
a more novel and totally unexpected di
The Rue Brodler Is not a particularly
attractive street either before or after
midnight. The police will assure you
that it is positively dangerous. Many a
sunrise has revealed the body of some
victim lying In its dark courts and noi
some alleys. It Is altogether a strange
place for a young man of means, who by
rights should at such an hour be snugly
In bed and asleep, to be wandering In at
three o'clock In the morning. It is the
abode of robbers. Every house In it is
den of thieves. The Seine, running by
at its foot with dark and turbid flood,
Is altogether too handy.
It was to this unattractive street that
at an unseemly hour Charles D'Auburon
strayed with unconscious feet. He had
arisen from a sleepless bed, and had
strolled far and near, intending to tire
himself out. Then his reward would
come; repose, sound and refreshing, and.
glorious thought, perhaps an appetite, to
which latter luxury he had been for some
days a stranger.
He walked on. totally unconscious of
danger, a thick stick his only weapon, In
all tho confidence of a man who has never
felt the crack of a brass knuckle in the
hand of a garroter or made tbe acquaint
ance of a sandbag.
Dark figures were creeping from tbe
alleys behind htm. Mysterious whistles
resounded aud re-echoed from the courts.
Something told him of his danger. He
stopped and looked up at a name on the
corner house, just legible In the dingy
lamp light. To what part of Paris had
he wandered? He was In the Rue Itrodler.
Involuntarily he turned to retrace his
steps, only to find himself confronted by
a half score of sturdy ruffians. He grasp
ed his stick the tighter and backed closer
to the wall. His face waa very pals;
but he did not show any sign of fear.
"You wilt go on," hs answered, defiant
ly, "or 1 will call the police."
"The police! But few of those cattle
make their beats lu the Rue Rrodler, even
In the daytime." retorted the leader of
the m (flans. "Come, your money, young
D'Auburon put his hand In his pocket
and flung into the air what silver and
gold he had about htm. It tell upon the
pavement under the street lamp. They
rushed at It like beasts. Then D'Au
buron lost his nerve, lis thought hs saw
his opportunity. Hs sprang Into the
middle of ths street and ran like a deer.
The mb rushed after him. Hs would
bar distanced then all, perhaps, hs
so very fleet, when the leader put Ha
hand to his mouth and uttered a peculiar
cry. Immediately from tne alley aJieaa
of him sprang two men. He was upon
them before he knew it. He raised his
heavy stick and struck one down. The
other jumped at his throat and bore him
to the ground.
Even while he was thus fighting and
struggling for his life he became con
scious that something was being done In
his favor. He Baw a medium sized, thick
set man standing over them and heard
him speaking in tones of authority. Im
mediately the fellow with whom he was
fighting relaxed his hand on bis throat.
On his dirty face alarm was plainly visi
ble. With a muttered apology to the
thickset man he rushed to meet tbe mob
of his fellows, exclaiming :
Back, you fools. It is Monsieur Cas
Quietly they alt sneaked away from ths'
man whom of all' others they dreaded. Hs
had been known to go In among them,
and at the point of the pistol pick out
some desperate criminal and deliver him
over to justice. That's how Alfred Cas
sagne and Charles D'Auburon became acquainted.
Profoundly grateful to M. Cassagne,
D'Auburon not only did not lose sight;
of him, but visited blm often. Tbe
friendship of tbe detective was ths other's
salvation. Merely curious at first, D'Au
buron ultimately became completely fas
cinated In the character and career of his
Thinking that be, D'Auburon, had seen
and exhausted everything, he was aston
ished to find these new fields of adven
ture and occupation which this man bad
tilled to such perfection that they yield
ed an abundant harvest. Imagining ha
knew It all, he stood humbled In the pres
ence of that genius, whose unequaled pen
etration of the thoughts and methods, and
whose extraordinary knowledge of tho
ways of men and women, astonished while
It enthralled him.
With an ardor which he could not have
believed In possessed, he willingly placed'
himself and his fortune at the disposal of
the great master in that most difficult of
professions. D'Auburon, as Cassagne be
fore him, succumbed to the fascinations
of a pursuit which the Ignorant despise,,
simply because they do not comprehend'
it D Auburon became first the pupil,
and finally the assistant of the great de
tective. And D'Auburon and "Cliquof
were one- and the same man.
It was nearly ten o'clock one mornlng-
when D'Auburon jumped out of bed. He
had worked late the evening previous on
a pet literary project Lives of Great
Detectives. On the table of his sitting
room the manuscript upon which he had
been engaged still lay. Scattered near it
were half a dozen volumes, all relating to
the same- subject. D'Auburon stepped
lightly from his bedroom into a small
kitchen at the back of the flat. He struck
a match, lit his gas stove and put on his
chocolate. Going to his bathroom he
turned on the cold water. Then he went
out and stood for a moment In his dress
ing gown and Blippers looking out through
the lace curtains into the street. He waa
perceptibly bored'. Active service was
what he was longing for. Failing that.
for things had been dull of late, he hasV
fallen back; upon his book.
He was aroused from his reverie by
the sound of the water boiling over in
the kitchen. Passing quickly through the
other two apartments he busied himself
in the preparation of his chocolate. This
done, he took two rolls from a small cup
board, put them on- a plate and carried
them into his sitting room, where he de
posited them on the table. Then while
his chocolate was cooling, he went to tbe
bathroom, where he threw aside his dress
ing gown and undergarment, kicked ' oft
bis slippers and disported himself for a
minute or two in the water. He was
plunging around, enjoying the Icy con
tact as only a thoroughly robust man
does, when a loud knocking at the door
of the sitting room was heard. He open
ed the bathroom door without stepping
from the tub, and shouted lustily:
Wait a minute ; I am bathing."
I can't wait. Hurry up," replied, a
voice on the outside of the door. "There's
letter for you, monsieur."'
(To be continued.)
Sosrsrestlona for Dairymen.
A good time to do your dehorning Is
to dehorn the calves with a good de
horner when they are a few days bid.
Mark them with an aluminum earmark
so you can keep a record of them.
Keep a record of the breeding of
each cow, so you will know when she
Is due to calve, and then allow her to
go dry six weeks before calving.
Tbe dairy bull should be fed like a
working horse and should receive plen
ty of exercise. Work him In a tread
The milking Is one of the most Im
portant parti of the dairy business.
Tte cows should he milked quickly,
cleanly and quietly. Do not excite your
cows or they will not let their milk
down. Don't abuse a cow because she
kicks. If she kicks thare la some cause
for It. Look for the cause and remedy
It It may be a sore teat, it may be an
Inflamed udder or It may be that she
has been misused and regards her milk
er as an enemy that she must fight If
such Is the case, treat her kindly and
she will soon learn that yon are not
going to harm her.
Clip the long hair off the odder and
flanks and tall, and wipe off the udder
with a damp cloth before milking, and
you will be surprised to see how much
leaner the milk will be.
Weigh each cow's milk with an ac
curate scale- and test the milk with a
Babcock tester and you will bo able to
see how many of your cows are paying
for themselves. Dr. David Roberts,
Wisconsin State Veterinarian.
Red Texas Oats.
The strain of the Red Texas oats
which has given the largest yield for
two seasons and which stands third in
order of yield for the four years' trial
has been grown at the Kansas station
for four years and has seemed to im
prove rather than to deteriorate in
quality and yield. Oats are not consid
ered well adapted for growing In tkes
State. It is the general experience
that oats soon "run out" In Kansas,
and farmers consider It necessary to
secure new seed every two or three
years. Tbe trials at the Kansas sta
tion, however, Indicate that it is not
only possible to maintain the quality
and yield of oats, but 'also to even Im
prove them by good culture and by
sowing only tbe best grade.
Wheat tis the Cotton Belt, ft
The first week In November Is early
enough to sow wheat throughout the
middle portion of the cotton belt. This
crop often succeeds well' sown as late
as Dec. 1, provided the- conditions snail
be favorable for germination for two
weeks after sowing (not too- cold and
wet). Land covered with a thick
growth of grass or other vegetation Is
not considered the best condition for
wheat, for the reason that wheat likes
a compact, smooth surface' soil'. Turn
your land well, then harrow, then roll
with a heavy roller, then sow the seed.
A one or one and a half ton roller run
over a freshly plowed surface- once or
twice will compact the three or four
Inches of surface soil. The wheat seed
should then be put In with a regular
wheat drill, says a Southern authority,
r would not apply less than 4O0 pounds
of fertilizer ier acre and would prefer
500 to COO pounds unless the land, he
already rich. I recommend this for
mula : Two hundred pounds acid phos
phate. 400 pounds of cottonseed meal
nnd 50 pounds of muriate or potasn
. i rib
per acre, suppiememea wim a twi
dresslna- of 50 to 75 pounds of nitrate
of soda In March If the appearance of
the plants seem to Indicate the- need
of more nitrogen. Exchange.
'Visitors on Ike Job.
The truly gifted engineer always
makes one part of his work fit Into an
other, nnd no energy Is ever wasted.
A wealthy engineer who had set up a
very fine place In the country, whire
he had carried out many pet construc
tive projects, was visited there by an
old frtend. The visitor had so much
dllllculty In pushing open the front
gate that he spoke about It to the pro
You ought to look to that gate," he
said. "A man who has everything ex
actly right should not hare a gate
that Is hard to oiKm."
"Ha!" exclaimed the engineer, "you
don't understand my economy, I'm
quite certain. That gate communicates
with the waterworks of the house, anH
every person who comes through it
pumps up four gallons of water!"
Durable Gate Htnsre.
In the accompanying sketch A rep
resents a block of hard wood' In which
a socket hole Is made, says a writer to
' . . - . .VI. l.
th Prairie tanner, iu iui won.
GOOD HINGE VOt OATC
rests the gate piece, which Is of a suit
able alze to turn easily. Through the
upper part of the post a two-Inch hole
Is bored into wlilch Is driven one prong
of a hedge fork. A small hole Is bored
through the end of the prong and a pin
Inserted to bold it' in place.
Careful potato growers can no longer
doubt the advantages of spraying In
"blight" years ; but some doubt whether
the practice is profitable year after
year. Tests along this line have been
continued for five years by the Experi
ment Station at Geneva; and tbe evi
dence presented In Bulletin No. 290,
giving details of the fifth year's test
and summaries of preceding ones, seems
conclusive In favor of the practice.
The gain each year has been profitable ;
and there Is already much more than
enough excess of gain over cost to pay
for spraying Ave years more. Similar
gains, though not quite so great were
obtained by farmers under tests care- i08ft The .Domesday Book, a genera)
iuuy cuecaea oy ine station ana Dy , survey of England, corn-plated.
much larger number of farmer, who 1093Ma,coIm Oanmore, King of Scot-
A Nail Bex.
By having a regular and orderly nail
box always at hand In some convenient
place it may come in handy in an
HAKTDT MAIL BOX. I
emergency. The box with separate
compartments for- the different sized
nails may be easily made by Inserting
partitions In the box, the size depending-
the number of apartments desired
It may not be generally known, but
many twig diseases of trees are spread
by the pruning tools. One very suc
cessful nurseryman dips his pruning
knives and saws In a solution
of carbolic acid before beginning to
prune another tree, so if any germs
are on the tool this treatment will de
stroy tbem. As soon as a wound Is
land, slain in battle at Alnwick.
1315 Swiss defeated the Austrian at
battle of Morgarten.
1340 Moors defeated at battle ot
Tarifa, .In southern Spain.
1381 Adolphus, Count of Cleves, found
ed "The Order of Fools."
1618 Sir Walter Raleigh beheaded a
Westminster for high treason.
1688 Treaty of neutrality between Eng
land and France for America.
1715 The Barrier treaty concluded at
An twerp.... The Netherlands, Na
ples, Milan, etc., added to the Aus
1727 New England shaken by an earth
quake. 1761 The ship L' Augusts wrecked oft
Cape Breton, 114 lives being lost.
1703 Mason and Dixon arrived from
England to survey ths Pennsylvania
and Maryland boundary.
1770 Bruce, the African explorer, dis
covered what he considered to be the
. source of the Nile.
1775 Benedict Arnold, with American
troops, arrived at Quebec to lay siege
to the city.
1770 British under Howe attacked
1777 Washington retired to White
Marsh, below Philadelphia.
1800 Lieut. Pike first sighted ths Colo
rado mountain which bears his name.
1810 First steamboat on western waters
left Pittsburg for New Orleans.
1814 The "Robert Fulton," ths first
steam war vessel, launched.
1833 Remarkable display of meteorlo
stars seen over a large part of
1839 Khelat capital of Beloochhrtan,
captured by the British.
1846 Cracow annexed by Austria.
1848 Count Rossi, 'minister of the In
terior, assassinated at Rome. '
1849 The ship Caleb Grimabaw burned
at sea with great loss of life.
1856 Ths .Grand Trunk railway ot
1800 Major Robert Anderson of Kan
tucky ordered, to take command of
the Federal forces in Charleston har
made it Is a good idea to disinfect and
paint It to keep out the moisture. There 1804Gen. Sherman began his march to
s unujci ui iictb contracting aisease,
as the germs enter the wounds and dis
eased places result or the exposed parts
will begin to decay as soon as the mois
ture gets a hold. Apple Specialist
Savins; the Clover.
It Is a falling of the American farm
er when a blade of grass or a stem of
clover makes a strong showing to try
to turn it Into beef, mutton or pork.
In this effort to utlllbze It he entirely
forgets that the plant may need -a little
winter protection. He does not under
stand how little Is often sufficient to
save the plant from frost destruction.
Where the clover Is not pastured It Is
often allowed to perfect Its seed, which
Is as fatal to the crop next year as the
winter freezing. Clipping would save
the .crop where It Is so forward as to
bloom and perfect seed. Rural New
Too Much to Bother With.
Sabbath School Teacher Where
l. a ... .-mi Kaon lntnli KnAlal T hn.nt.
seen you at Sunday school for some . auow " v
It la not cold weather that hurts
l hoop so much as it Is getting wet
Sheep to fatten well should be fed reg
ularly twice a dny, morning and even
ing. Sheep naturally drink a little and
often, and should have water con
venient to them all the time. Don't
fwi well and give good shelter, then
Beans Fed to Swine.
Beans can be nied to swine only In
the cooked form. The pig seems to be
unable to utilize beans which are at
all hard or Arm, even though they have
been boiled for some time; hence It Is
very essential that they be thoroughly
and carefully cooked, says R. 8. Shaw,
Michigan. To supply a single feed of
half-cooked beans to a pen of hogs robs
them of their appetites and relish for
their food, If Indeed It does not put
them off their feed.
the sea.... Gen. Sherman cut ths
wire connection between Atlanta and
Washington.... Gen. Sherman burn
ed a part of Atlanta.
1881 Trial of Charles Gulteao, the as
sassin of President Garfield, began.
1885 Servla declared war against Bul
garia. 1888 Friends of ths condemned Bald
Knob outlaws in Missouri lynched
five of the leading witnesses.
1889 Revolution at Rio Janeiro and a
1803 Demonstration by Chicago anarch
1894 Secretary Carlisle called for bids
for a second Issue of $50,000,000 of
, ' bonds.
1898 Earl of Minto sworn In as gov
ernor general of Canada. ,
1900 United States cruiser Yosemlte
wrecked at Guam by typhoon.
1901 Execution of Csolgoss for the mur
der of President McKinley.
1902 Attempt made on ths life of King
Leopold of Belgium.
Sadie Smith Oh, please, miss, I'm.
learning French and music now, so
mother don't wish me to take religion
juBt yet. 'London Sketch.
A Better Brand.
Tom Shortlelgh" has given up the
Idea of joining that north pole expedi
tion. He says he doesn't care to court
death In' the arctic regions.
Jack Well, I don't blame him .
seeing that he Is now courting a rich
ne When she married without her
father's consent he cast her off with
out a penny.
She How did they contrive to live?
He They published a volume of
their love letters.
Lamb Valnea Advanelnat.
During the past ten years there has
seen a building up period In the lamb
trade. - Lambs are now In demand In
verv consuming center and the trade
appears' to have no limit The fact of
the matter Is tnat tamos are Decerning
scarcer each year. Any first-class
lamba will be sure of strong prices for
many years to come.
Only Henlthy Animals Par
Pure water only should be allotted to
the hogs. Do not think that the hog
will eat anything and It will be best
for him. Clean food and drink are bet
ter and more profitable for any animal.
Healthy animals only are profitable in
this age. E- J- Waterstrlpe, in Swine.
Grain Will In
It 1s claimed that cows that are fed
I ...... I 1 MinnMriAn with thai.
Sh What did pap. say when . V..
..ui t.t . - i naaturo - ---
was J He He fell on my neck tad apt.
The Asparasns Bed.
Burn off the asparagus beds now and
clean the ground thoroughly, applying
manure plentifully. All bushes and
weeds that have not been cleared from
the ground will serve as harboring
places for mice and Insects. When the
materials on the surface of the ground
which have been destroyed by frost
are dry, and the grass also dead, it Is
not difficult to burn an entire bed over
and thus consume many seeds on the
Ben Davta Good Eaeasrh.
A Maine farmer who has been mak
ing money during the past eleven years
from growing Ben Davis apples, re
cently disposed of a shipment of this
fruit at 4.83 net pront per barrel
When all other apples are past their
usefulness, old Ben Darts ts good
enough for the most of the people.
It Is a hard matter to distinguish
the sex of guinea fowls. Borne autliorl
tie claim that the male chatters la a
quick manner, -while the female gtvea
off a sound like "O track" or "Joe
Pratt," o' "Buckwheat" The male
gives a sound similar to a screech
toned Into a lanya.
An Amphibious Automobile.
The old Idea ot a wheeled vehicle that
timiM mil Kth An th T. n1 .nJ I .V. -
water has been realized in a recent Inven
tion by a Frenchman named Ravelller,
according to an article translated for the
Literary Digest The body has ths gen
eral form of a boat s hull of steel, with
wheels on axles passing through water
tight tubes. It is driven by a twenty
horse-power motor, with a speed-changing
axle so prolonged as to run a screw pro
peller when tbe machine enters the water.
while a rodder is controlled by the steer
ing gear. The boat will leave the water
with Its own power if the slope Is not
more than 15 per cent but If greater than
this, tackle attached to a tree or rock and
operated by a windlass in the bow is re
lied upon to draw the carriage from the
All Around the Globe.
Of persons stricken 'with insanity about
The fan exports ot China amount te.
$11,000,000 a year.
The Emperor of Japan has thirty shy
siclans and sixty priests.
Helen Varlck Roswell has been selected
to start a string ot women's dubs on the
Isthmus of Panama.
Cape Colony Is developing Into a wine
country. It has 20,000 acres of vine
yards and 60,000,000 vines.
In Belgium girls are expected to give
Ave weeks out of each school year to
learning housework. The girl Is required
to know not only how to 'cook a dinner,
but. to clean up and care .for a kitchen,
do marketing, wash and Iron.
The ancient city of Lyons, the third!
ciiy in iiuci, wiu a population of OuTV
000, vies with Milan la Importance la tho
world's silk Industry. No fewer than Oy,
000 people nJen, women and children 4
are emalgrsdja the factories-