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THE IRON PIRATE
A Ytain Talc of Strange
Happenings on the Sea
CHAPTKU XII. (Continued.!
The room vn filled with the scum of
ea-going humanity : foul smoke from foul
pipes floated in eh. king clouds to the dirt-
Is-crmied ceiling. Now and again, be
twixt the shouting ninl tin singing, a
vonng girl, wh'W presence com
pany turned my heart sick, played upon
a harp, and there was a mahogany-faced
hag whom the men addressed an ".Mother
Catch." She seemed to have the eye of
a hank; nor did I escape her glance. She
shuffled up to me and s:od glaring with
lier shining eyes for a moment or two. the
very presentment of an old-time witch.
The glass d.vir again swung open: three
men entered through it, and 1 recognised
the three of them in a moment. The first
was the Irishman. "Kour-Kyes ;" the sec
ond whs the lantern-jawed Scotsman, who
bad been addressed in Paris as "Pick the
llanter;" the third was "Koar.ng John."
into whose f:iv lVin had emptied the ivn- j
tenia of his duck gun three days before.
The ruffian had his mouth all bound in a
Moody raj. but lie was in nowise depress
n ; and. altli-v.igh the gun h id s:opied
his speech, he snia.-ked Paolo ou the back
when he greeted him.
One of the men startej a wild dance. It
was an extraordinary exhibition, and it
I leased the men about so that they roared
wi.h delight. I was watching it. but my
intention was suddenly diverted by the
cnse that sa.-ucrhinp under a near table
w.is pulling at my leg. I looked down
iutckly, and saw a strange sight : it was
(he Mack fa.v of the lid Splinters, wh
bad been treated so brutally in Paris. He.
Touching under the table, was making
signs to me, earnest, meaning signs, so
hat without any betrayal I leaned m
lie'id J nvn as though u;on rny hands, and
p;ke to him :
"What is it. lad?" I asked in a whin
( T. "What do you want to say?"
"I)in"t stop here, sir I" he answered ir.
a state of great agitation. "They know
Jon. and are going to kill you I"
He sail no more, crawling away at
once: but he left me hot with fear. I
left my seat, and pushed amongst th
tren, passing nearer and nearer to th
-troet, until at last I was at the very por
al itself. Then I saw that a change
J id bn made while I had been sitting
The doors of glass were wide open, bu
4he way to the street without was n.
inger clear an iron curtain had been
Irswn across the entrance.
This was a terrible discovery. It seem
ed to me that the ir n ilwr had been clos
f. for an esp'ial purpose. I knew, how
-vr. that when the dance was over soin
of the audience would wish to go out. an
V) I ware I bv the eir.ain. The nieti wen
then about to push t!i"ir tabl-s to the cen
er again, but the ha; raisod her voice
j.rd cried :
i "As you are. my prvty gentlemen; h'f
1 1 1 y the first par'y ye've been treated to
No. n.; ye don't have the door drawn ye:
awhile. (Jood boys, all of ye. there's work
do: ho', ho! work to do."
Somehow, all the men immediately
uro'ind ir. slunk away, ami I found my
-self standing quite alone, with many star
rug fit me. The f j.ir men whom most I
le.ired hid turned their backs, but th
lest of the assembly had eyes only for th
torriV.e woman and for myself. Presenrh
he discordant music liegan again. Thf
Jiag moved with a ho'ole and a jig to the
far end of the room, and began to com
; might down to the door whereby I
mood. I know not what presentiment
forewarned me to beware as the creaturi
iiew near. I had my revolver in rn
pocket, but had I shown it twenty barrel
would have answered the folly. Ther
was nothing to do but to face the screech
ing woman: and this I did.
At the last, the old witch, who had
danced for some moments at a distance of
ten paces from the spot where I stood
became as one possessed. She uttered fl
piercing shiek, and hurled herself almos'
on me. In that instant I remember see
ing the three men with Paolo suddenly
rise to their feet, while the other in r h
room called out in their excitement. Hut
the hng herself drew from her breas:
.omething that she had concealed there:
nnd. as she stood within a yard of me.
tihe brought it crash upon my head, and
ail my senses left me.
When I regained consciousness It was
because rain beat upon rny face, a driz
zling warm rain of late summer, and
there was spray from a fresh sea. For
Home minutes I set myself to ask where I
was; but I knew that I was bound at
the left hand and at my feet, and when
I raised my head, I saw that I lay in
nn open boat, bin my feet were towards
I he stern of it. and I could see nothing of
the power which moved the boat or of the
scene about us.
The boat in which I lay was painted
white, and was of elegant build. She
bad all the fine lines of a yacht's Jolly
Imat ; and when I raised my head I could
me that ber fittings had been put In only
at great expense. The silence was broken
fit last by a shout, and the boat ceased to
"All hands, make sail!" cried someone;
end after that I beard the "yo-heav" of
the men hauling, as I judged, at a main
nail. The second order, "Sheets home!"
proved to me that I was behind a sailing
-hip, perhaps a jaeht. There came a sud
den shout from the duck of the ship.
"Ho, Hill, is the young 'un gone?"
"No, my hearty."
And then I beard a voice I knew, the
voice of the Irishman, "Four-Eyes."
"Is it the boi ye're niindln? Throw him
sheet, one av yer; it's uieself that's not
bringing the guvner a dead body when he
wants a live one !"
They tried to throw me a sheet as the
man had ordered, and I heard it fall In
the water at uiy bead. I pondered long on
the remark of the Irishman, that the
"guvner" wanted me alive. It was quite
rli-ar that uiy life was safe from these
(uui uutll they reached their chief.
The rain ceased and the sun shone,
drying tny clothes upon m. I struggled
and in doing so I found that the rM
binding my right arm were tiI with
common hitches; anil tnr etjerieiice as a
yachtsman let me get free of them with
very little trouble. I d d not sit up at
once, but turned my head to look at the
boat which towed me. and saw that w'le
was a barijue-rigged yacht after the Amer
ican fashion ; her name Labrador being
conspicuous across her stern. Mr boat
was towed by a double hawser, but no
man watched me, and I lay down again
reassured. The hory of escape w as already
in my head, f r I judged that we iiiuM
nt le far out from New York. It o.1
curred to me that if they would only lot
nie be until night I could get my left hand
Finally there was a change In the mo-
lotony of the s.vne. I heard an order to
heave the barque to. I felt all motion
ease, ami then someone hauling at the
hawser, vi that tho iollv-Nvit was pu!l.sl
against the side ,f the bigger ship: and.
Iixikinc up. I saw half a d zen of P.!.i.-k's
:ang watching me from the ipiarter -deck.
Then a ladder wis put over the bulwark,
md "Four l'ves" came dwn it with a
creat can of steaming stu:T. lie stopix-d
off the lad ler to the s-vru seat, and then
tent over me. Vit I saw this only, that
he had a knife in his bolt; an I I made
up my mind in a moment to get it from
lie held to the roje with one han
while he put the can of hot stu!T to my
Hps with the other. I drank half of it
with great gulps, feeling the warmth
spread through my body to my very toes
is tho brot'i went dow n : and a great hope
onsoled n: f r I had his knife, h.avin
snatched it from him when first ho sto.;--'d.
The good lu.-k of tho theft made me
Click to empty the ot of gravy. Four
Eyes went over the side again, and the
yacht moved onward lazily in the softest
f breezes from the west.
When I deemed that I had waited long
enough I cut away the remaining ropes at
ny fee-t. and crouched unbound In the
boat. I crawled to the bow. and began
"o cut the strands of the hawser one bv
ne. I felt my boat go swirling away on
the ba-kw.ish. It was a moment of su
preme excitement, and I lay quite flat.
vaiting to hear if I were missed : but I
'leard no sound, and looking around me
presently, I saw the yacht away a mile,
ind I know that I was a free man.
When a couple of hours hail passed I
ook a new consolation in the thought that
I must be in the track of steamers bound
ut frm, or to. New York : and in this
'iope I covered myself .'n the tarpaulins
ind lay down again to shield myself from
"he wind which blew with much sharpness
is the nurht crew. I did not sleep, but
'ay half-dazed for an hour or more, and
vas roused omy at a curious light which
lashed al"ve n, in the sky. 'Hie light
was clearly fo'usse l, being a vol irne of
ptensely bright, white rays whh pissis
"ight above me with slow and guide.) mo-
ion, and then stopped altogether, almost
axed upon th jolly-boat. I knew then
vhat it was, and I sat up to see the great
'warns of a man-of-war's searchlight.
-how ing an arc of the water almost as
clear as bv the sun's power.
The light shone in all its brightness for
some five minutes; then it died away sud
denly, and on the spot whence it had
"ome I could just distinguish the dark
hull of a steamer. Some moments, long
moments to me. passed in feverish con
jecture; and then in the pathway of the
ight rekindled I saw in all distinctness
"he outline of a long-boat, fully manned,
ind she was coming stra.ght to me. Its
progress seemed slow ; the men In it
nade me no manner of signal. They came
in a Iee-line towards me. and the radiat
ing light never moved once whilst they
rowed. In the end. I myself broke the
silence, shouting lustily to them, but get
ting no answer until I had rejeated the
all thrice. The fourth cry, loud and in
something desperate, brought the rcsnse
so eagerly awaited; but when I recognized
:he voice of him who then hailed me I
fell down again in my boat with a heart
stricken burst of sorrow, for the voice was
the Irishman's, and Four-Eyes spoke:
"Avast hailin', young "un," he cried;
"we ain't goin' to part along o' your socie
ty no more, don't you be frettin',"
They dragged me into their boat, and,
taking my own in tow, they rowed rapidly
to the distant steamer, on whose deck I
stood presently; but not without pro
found fear, for 1 knew that at last I was
a prisoner on the nameless ship.
There was light from six lanterns, held
by giant negroes, ' to greet me when I
had mounted the ladder and was at last
on the de-k of the great ship ; but none
of the men spoke a word, nor could I see
their faces. One of the men silently
touched me on the shoulder, and I follow
ed him along a narrow strip of iron deck,
past a great turret which reared Itself
above me, and again by the covered forms
of quick-firing guns. We descended a
short ladder to a lower deck, and so to
the companion way, and to a narrow pas
sage in which were many doors. One of
these he opened, and motioned me to en
ter, when the door was closed noiselessly
behind me, and 1 found myself alone.
My flint feeling was one of Intense sur
prise. I Vhd looked to enter a prison.
Phe enba was not large, but one more
artistic In effect was never built. Hung
all around with poppy-colored silk, the
same material made curtains for the bunk.
It was employed also for the cushions and
covering of the armchair and the couch,
and to drape the dressing glass and basin
which were In the left-hand corner. It
seemed, indeed, that the whole room wai
a harmony In r.carlet, with a scarlet cell
ing and scarlet hangings. The fis-t sank
above the ankles In a soft Indian rug,
whMi was ornate with the quaint mosaic
like workings and penetrating colors of
11 Eastern Upewtry. For light, there was
an arc tamp, veiled with gnue of the
faintest yellow. The room would hv
been perfect but for a horrid blot upon It
--a blot which stareil at me from th
nter .all with bloodshot co and hide
ous visage. It was the picture of a man's
head that had U-en severed from the body.
The picture almost terrified me. but I
thought, If no worse harm befall me,
what odds? and I sat down, all wonder
ing and da ed.
My conclusion was that the man Itlaek
could be show. tic me this marked consid
eration only for some motive of self inter
est. It was evident that he had been
with us in mid Atlantic. Fo. led there,
he had tak'n advantage of my folly in
f iltering such a piace as the Itowery, and
had given orders that I should be carried
to his own ship.
Suddenly th' electric light went out. I
sat unite still for some half an hour.
There was no noise of movement save on
the ilecK noove, ami my own eao.n re
mained as still ns the grave. It appeared
that I was to te left unmolested for that
night at any rate. I undressed and lay
down in one of the most seductive beds I
have met with at sea. I was weary
and fatigued with my sufferings in the
open lxat that I fell asleep at on.v, and
must have slept for many hours. I awoke
in the day. The red curtains opposite my !
bunk were drawn back, admitting dull
Ight fr.vii n jxrf hole through which I
could lik upon a tumbling sea. an. I a sky
all girt with rain clouds. My armchair
was occupied by a man. dressvd with
all the scrupulous neatness of a thorough
going yachtsman. He had a bright, open
fa-e. and there was something refined
and polished in his voice. ;
"too. morning to you." ho sad: "I
hope you have slept well? I didn't wake
you lfiro. b,s-:inse sleep is the best medi
cine in your cnsv. I'm a doctor, you
"Oh! you're the physician In-ordinary J
to the crew, I s.ippos; you must ses? a
good ileal of pract i.-e." 1
lie l.s.k'sl rath.T surprised at my mean-
ing remark, and then said quite calmly,
"Yes. I wr.te a gHHl many death certiti-
cares. ,0,1 must be hungry. I w;ll ring
for breakfast : and. if vu would take a
rh vnr !! h is her. .
He opened t ,..r In the passage, and
marble and brass fittings, wherein was a
full sized bath. I t.sdc a bath, and found
him waiting for me when I had finished,
We returned to the scarlet room, and
th-re spre.nl upon the table was a meal
worthy of lelm miisi's. There was cifTe
svrved with thick cream; thoro were
choice dihes of meat, game pies, new
rolls, fruit, and the whole was finishe.1
with ices and hon-lsms in the true Amor-
iian fashion. My new friend, the doctor,
said nothing as I at; but when the re -
past was removed he began to talk at
"I regret," he said, "that I cannot
supply you with a morning newspaper;
the latest journal tnal 1 can leti.i yo
a ci)V of Saturday last. There i a pas-
sage in it which may interest you.
Th- nsr-r wa. fol.led and marked In
- .nt f rM,i it ti-iK t.iunir
amazotiienf. for It was a full account of
the nameless shin's attack u;on the Amer.
ican cni.s" and the (lean King. The
matter r th-; suhjis-t of a profound
sensation, .K only in America, but
hroughoiit the world. The Chilian gov
vn,..nr tin! K.H'n s oTiroached at unco, but
had repudiated all knowledge of the mys-
terious ship. Meanwhile war vessels from
England. America and from France had
set out to scour the seas and bring such t
Intelligence as they could. The whole ac-
count (sinciiiu.si ...e
gentleman in New York had knowledge
Ol llie nuaii ni.'J v ... ------
Vie wen. i -
"Yon see that intervi.a was unfortu
Inroirnniw! " said the doctor. "You
are the gentleman with the full partiou-
lars I am here to ask yon to write accu-
duately for ns a complete account of every
stop you have taken in this matter since
you were fool enough to follow Martin
"Otherwise, you would give all you
posnessed if I would shoot you now as
If you would still have life, not
jou " .. ',
. t . v.A ,irwl,.p unfavorable conditions.
ware of my intention to follow luiii from ' I 7.1, ,i?vi,.iViii ff
io moment when Roderick purchased our1 tCjV tj Vtr-1
w ste.amyacht. He had put one of hi' .5Sfc.TT Y Z fi 1
n men craftily upon the ship to wat.-a V V -fiCXJ -Wpt , "V"!
ami had made a N!d attempt to ileal 1,1 j -t ..fcr r"..v. I
m auk for nen. nk anil na.."i'"o" l"" mv-
, l j LJ ill, . i. i' 1 - - - -- - - r
- i .
ftnd to make yourself one of us."
. ... a tit
"That I will mver uo :
Oh, you say that now; but we shall
give you some days to think of it. Let
rne advise you o be a man ol common
sense, and not run your head against a
stonewall. We are now bound on a four-
?BJV voyage. Luring these four days.
you need fear nothing. So don't disturb
.i.rwelf nnneces-arilv until Cautal ,
Iilack puts the question to you.
(To be continued. I
ItlKbtlna; a Wrong.
MIggles I understand you tola
Ilyker that I was u fool.
Wiggles Never told him anything of
the kind. I merely said that If I were
you nml got a glimpse of the fool-killer
corning up the Ktreet I'd dodge up un
"No," Raid the gniy-balred Judge,
"I'm not In favor of women ou Juries."
"Why not?" tiuerlud the young law
"IleeauHP," nnswered the venerable
Judge, "we have too many disagree
ment as It Is."
She had Jut hauded him the frigid
"Then I have a rival, eh?" he jacr-
"Hardly that," nhe replied. "You
are not In It with the other jmrty."
Mound That Way. I
Hlcks I Bee one of our clergymen
has declared that there Is more xln In
Itohtou than In any other city In the
wicks He's wrong. There's more
Hln In Cin cinnati. ItoHton Transcript,
Kind Lady My poor man, your coct
Is full of rents. Here Is a needle nnd
(irttty George No use, mum. Doui
rents are too big to be collected.
... - I ,1, .CT-t-T v . . h . . . m .
If the (mwer if the mosiulto bad
not (sfii proved to us Ix-youd 11 itmibt.
we would ! Inclined to regard the cs-
tlllUltc of 7lll.ttSI.(KSI Hlllllllll loss to
cur r.iriu';ig Interests cniiwd by ''
sis-ts. which 1ms Ix-vii innde by tlw I -pnitiiiciit
of Agrlculturv its to start
ling to ho true. The following table
hIkiwh the basis of the cah'UliiJIoti :
I I. of
1" . '00.0110,000
III ,,.!. OOII.INIO
errsls . . . 000. 000 000
nt i.n ....
I oliseco . .
1 ru. k i-r.ipt
Nilgai . . .
I sr-.n fWrsts
Mls. rlisii us
ITiipn . . ,
(loo, into. 000
f,.l, ihio. 000
uO. 000. 000
do, 000, 000
27, IMMI.nl IO
1 1,01.0. 000
Total . . I.V.VM, ooo.iNiil
Natural rrrt an,) f.irv.t prod
I'roOui-is tu atorMga
JiHI, IMMI. IM IO
lirand total Tl'o. 100.000
Such uu Immense tsuui U-liitf well
worth the saving, the department has
In Its employ a large staff of men who
are studying the life history of the
,.riilcU,us Insects to Und out where
,,, nr. v, . .
.... , , ,
I 1 llV '"rk '-'''' f"r ,MW
r u,u''" lror'hS bus nlrcady
tM','i uiude. The cotton worm which
formerly levied nil a mum I tux of $;U.
Iski.issi mi tin cottoti crop, Is How coll
trolled hy spruvs; It has been proven
that the ravages of the Russian tly
which Notiietlines have rcduivil the
wheat acreage In Ohio 4 IT cent and
In Indiana tX) is-r (vnt U-sldcs greatly
i"'lniriug me yieiu ol tne reinaimng
acreage, enn tie considerably clus ke.,
by planting wheat at (iifums when th
' fly la not no rapacious; the coddling
mutli Is controlled by arsenical sprays
I and JM'sjijoo worth of apples saved
lu,. oranitP aij ,.moti on bnrda of
,.,,, ,invp N.M, r,.,,,H of ,
, , . . .
i white scsl w hich tbrenteniM to de-
r"' them, by the Importation from
Aiuf rulta of tho Imlyhlnl.
enemy of the scale
Many other In
stances cotihl te given of the wladom
of watching the Insects.
Vhf At'tde StHH-lallHt, In answer to
' Inquiry, gives the following lustruc
tlotis how to make cider und keep il
"n order to muke cider tlie Jules
Ust . ,.xtractisl fpm the npples
Tlil ft (,iiu, ,iy j.rlImK the apliles
nto & .
The pumice is laid up In
hoops and held In place by old nut king;
made bv rli.plng gunny Hacks. It Is
"'' l ' f"r,n. '"' a'K'V4?
other, nnd prcHsure npplltsl ut tlu top.
The cider works out through the Back
nn,i Is cuught In a tub. Ilnnd cl-
,j,.r lnH are muile that lire exci-lleiit
fur the work, nml nweet elder limy Im
nH,j nt nny tme. Ther Is no way to
k (.,(U.r BWH.t wt,out raeklng It off.
., ,t from ,. mm., to nllot,.r
.vrnl tlnui Ifttlnif It rim thronirh
out the sediment. It must ! allowed to
run very Blowly no an to ktvp nil will
ment In the bottom of the barrel. When
thoroughly purified the barrel must tie
..i.,.,,,,.-! fii.t kua i.,.,,t in ,HK,i ,,t,iiw
nd Bklmmln tle ,t
" ....,,, ,
" " V . I'"t Unn a slight M,k-
1 ta1-'- " linTe '' thousand of
barrels of elder und have tried nil
klndn of Hcliemea to keep It sweet nnd
have found nothing etjunl to racking
off. It Is a slow process, however, und
unless well done will not prove effect
ual." Four-Row Corn Zlarkcr.
The following miggestlon, which
seems a good one, comes from a farmer
wll() Uaa haUt nn(i UHttii one je hayH.
"Thin will make four marks at a time
on ridge or In furrows. To turn at the
end of rows, pull gang pole out of hole,
lay It back, fold up outside runners,
and you have Just two runner to turn,
the name as an ordinary sled. The
sketch will clearly show the construc
tion of the marker. On stumpy ground,
ra I so the outNlue runners aa when turn-
lug, and go right along.
M .1L . M ii.. .1 I - . A...
une-rourwi oi ine ouiry cows or me
country ao not puy ror tneir reea, and
moro than half of them do not return
I" nine months 4,184,181 dozen eggs,
valued ai w,wi, were exported rrom
the United Ktutes, double the number
out auriug me same period last
rOUS BOW 11 ABKEB.
AlfuWa mm a Weed lilller.
I'robnbly no other crop, without n
single cxi-cplloii. picMcnls s.i iiuitiy
characteristics of value. As It Is slud
led more and more, nnd as new es ll
hieiils are made with It In illfTcieiil
capacities, lis wonderful capacities be
come more nml mote manifest. A very
eminent iiulhoiily has dls.aivired that
It Is a weed eradlcator of iiiifiillliuJ
Hwer. This will seem like i-oiit rudb'
tlon to renders who have been can
Honed nlsoit wivds, nnd which will
pnivj more destrm the to alfalfa than
any i-ombatnble Intlucine. Neerlhe
less It Is strictly true that the I'I'int Is
the greatest dcslrojer of we'ds known.
This comes not so much from any dual
Ity oiitaliied In the alfalfa plant, but
from the Inability of the weed to en
dure having their bends cut off mo
many times In summer close to their
feet. The most strenuous wis-d soon
will succumb to this harsh treatment,
while the alfalfa plant will thrle all
the better the more It Is cut. If weed
can be kept back from choking the
young nlfnlfa plants tiulll they, the al
falfa plants, are tall enough to N
mowed, the ipicslloli of weeds III the
particular parcel of ground Is settled.
Therefore. It Is wis.' to select II weedy
piece of ground for the alfalfa field,
but Is-fore sowing the wed every pre
cmitl. HI should be taken to kill ns maiiy
wissls ns Missll.le. This can best be
Initio by simply following the oft re
isuiled Injunction to tie. roughly pre
pare the wed Issl before sowing the
seed. If this lie done. IHld the tract
harrowed and rolled after plowing ut
il time when the tluy woisls begin to
show green over the field, and agnln
Just before time to How. there will be
the cleanest Held on the farm Is-fure
the jeiir Is out. There are many wis-d
Infected farms and many fanners who
have despaired of ever getting rid of
the weeds Alfalfa suggests the means
of riddance.-'. M. Chillier In Agrlcul
TrkF Which Said far CITS.
Here Is n fine Hpis'lmeti of a Itronze
Tom Turkey, bred In Massachusetts.
He Is 3 years old. and wild for $173.
Ilry Karfh mm a lllalnfeetant.
It Is well known that line, dry dirt Is
one of the lsst of absorbents and (lis
Infectnuts. It Is also plentiful, and
(amts nothing hut the Inlsir of han
dling. It makes excellent U'ddlng, If
covered over with a few liicho of
straw, and It really ki-eps the cows
clean, even when used In the stalls
without straw, as It Is easily removed
from the hair with a brush. A stall
bedded with dry earth can lie cleaned
out In a much shorter time than when
the earth Is not used, and, as dirt Hie
sorbs the liquids and gases, tpilte a
saving Is effected In that manner. Its
use gU'S Is-yond the stall. As the sta
ble tdioultl he ('leaned dally, quite a
large quantity of dry earth will he
used in the course of a year, nml It
will ne-essarlly be added to the heap
Itself, yet Its presence therein will
double the value of the manure by pre
venting loss of fertilizing material. It
is a neiier aimorncni man straw or
corn stalks, ami is easily Handled when
the manure Is hauled to the fields.
Testing; Individual Com,
A circular by the Illinois Htatlon em
phasizing the Importance of studying
the production of Individual cows con
talus records for one year of eighteen
dairy herds In Illinois, Including V'Jt
cows. Tho average production whs fi,
lilO.IK) pounds of milk und "liil.ii:!
pounds of butter fat. The best herd
averaged 3.10.17 jsiunds of butter fat
and the poorest 142.05 pounds. Tho
best ten cows averaged 3N8.75 pounds
of butter fat and the poorest 1(),10!I.I2
pounds. It Is believed that at least
one-third of the cows In the ordinary
herds are practically unprofitable. A
marked Improvement was observed In
herds where grading hnd been prac
ticed. It was found iHisHlblo to remove
five cows from a herd of ten and there
by Increase the profit $7.02 per head.
Of 310 samples of whole milk analys
ed by a Cumidlan station, forty-five
were pronounced auulteruted ami
eighty-five doubtful. This was more
unfavorable than tho results obtained
In previous years. Twenty-nine sum-;
pies of cream examined showed per-1
centnges of fat ranging from 12.03 to
33.51. Tho author believes thnt the
following standard should be estub-
Hulled In Cuundii : Whipping cream
not less than 25 per cent fut, and table
cream not less than 17.5 per cent
Ami ' $ '.?i$W ii-tM
rom M'HCNny safc.
A lianiliisnl Itr l'drral srm, slnrrs
Isml l'ri-Nfrr II.
I'.vcT since It wits H 1 1 n. i-.J f r i n t
I'ort Mi lletiry, In t 'lieMipeiii.ii ill v
to be iibiitidnued by the I nlted Muds
Army mm h i,.
gri t bus Ihcii i i
pliice Willi which
Is ii sin. In l im i, un
of Die liiHpltlng
eiclils of our liix
toiv nnd which
g.ie l.lilli ,i niir
null. .mil it i 1 1 1 - it
slnmlil fall Int.,
lulu. 1 1 1 ' I I .
sili h n fate is
spnt'eil tlic i, I,
The Nallioinl Uuiird of Mar) land will
take possession when I'm lc Sinu s h . I
diets step out and will use the furl us
n drill ground and slorelnuiw. The n.
Ituus and relics will remain. The Si ns
nnd Ntrls-s will colli lime to Hunt fr..iu
the old rnmpnrls ns they ill'l mi t li.it
me table Septejuls-r looming In .s
when (he rising sun, pliti lug I lie siuul.e
of I. utile during the hniiiluiritini iit . I
the foil by the Ill-HUh. il Nd, ,.-, llirn,
to Hie delighted lew of Key, Impris
oned on one of the Iti'ltUti warships,
nnd lit-plred him lo write The Slur
The second w n r of America against
the luothiT coiiiilry wns In progress.
An liugllsh iiruiy had I'ninlct mi l
ciljiliil iishlligt'ill, nml bad burned
the lialt.ill.ll eiipllol. The ltl!tlli w i re
massing llndr luint and -u fi.r.es f,.r
other intnpiesls. nnd as Hie Meet ..il!i
low II the r...ilinic. ir William Hc.hi.h.
n pr.iniliieiit rlt'cn of Maryland, who
hnd Is eu arresicl In his bnme In I 'ppcr
iiitn.KU' n.sr M III Mil.
Mnrltsini, charged tilth some js'tly of
fense, was curried off s prisoner.
It was to Ms-tire the lllM-rntloii of hit
friend nnd nelghUir that I r.im is Sett
Key obtained leae of the president to
go to the Hrltlsh admiral, under a ttig
tif truce. He found the llrltuli (lis t ut
the mouth of the I'otumac.
Affcr considerable parleying. It wat
finally determlinsl that I r. I'.eani s
sliiuild Is- relensed, but as An ndwiin-e
ou Unltliuore was about to bo made,
It vtns required that the A rl'-aiis
should remain under guard on board
their own cssel unlll inorilllig. That
night. Sept. II. M l, K.-y w ltiii-o.,-,1 the
1 .1 1 1 1 .ii r. 1 n i ii t of lort Mel li-iiry.
I'or long hours the i iiniioiin.lliig inn.
tinned. Suddenly It rensisl; there was
no way for the Impatient Atnerl.aiiis tu
tell whether the fort hnd surrendered
or whether the I'.rllUh hinl found I he
bombardment In vain. They slriilin-d
their eyes, waiting for morning to dis
close whether or Hot the Mar spangled
banner was still limiting on the ram
parts of Tort Mclleiiry.
When the blessed inorilllig light dis
closed the flag Mill erect. Key, In an
outburst of enthusiasm, dashed off lilt
poem, writing It on the hack of nn en
velope. Thlnata Wa lirl front fha Ho.
The hog Is a wonderful nnltnal when
you come to sum hlin up nnd Is one of
the fixed Institutions of this country.
Konitsine oikv wittily described him as
a manufacturer of hams, lard, hair
brushes, head cheese, toot hbriishes.
glue, buttons, fertilizer, fats, binun,
knife handles, whistles, soaps, satn-e.
sausngv ami satisfaction. As a inn
denser, he bent the finest steam ma
chinery. He will put ten bushels of
corn Into less space than a biisln-l
measure. Com loiitnd to n hog Is cash
at a good Investment, safe and at a
lie does what the an
cient alchemists never succeeded in do
ing by converting corn Into coin, and
thus discovers the philosopher's stone.
fnmm nt leerHlve A pprarsnrra.
"Well," said the new nqiortcr nt the
cnslltors' im-HIng, "It's easy enough to
pick out the bankrupt."
"Think so?" replied the older one.
"Yes; see how shabby and careworn
"That's tho principal creditor. The
, nnnkrupt that man with tho fur over-
'"""t and diamonds." Phllitdelpnla
t pliriluaT tba I'ublle.
Tim There goes a man who has
done much to arouse the people.
Hlin Great labor agitator, I sup
jkjsoT Tim Nawj alnrm clock manufac
turer. New York Times.
How a Mlarhtr Mind Itests.
Lot us pour a libation to croquet a
sport of young and old. Innocent, slm-
Me, accessible like ulavinc u-m. ti.
"". and, like thnt exercise, nn escape
'"to world of revelry that Is culm.
Tn" average woman enn get an
awfully big headache In having uu
awfully nttlo good time,
Nothing Interests a woman more thua
man who refuses to ttxplulu things.
ruA.icts ricorr kv.