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M a k la s
T h e T r a il o f th e D e a d :
THE STRANGE EXPERIENCE
OF DR. ROBERT HARLAND
(Copyright. I90S, by Joseph B. Bowles)
C H A P T F .R V I.— (Continued.)
It snowed that night, and to some ef-
feet, ss the morning light showed me.
The broad, slovenly street beneath my
windows was thickly coated; and though
the fall bad ceased, a dull sky, streaked
ss with muddy whitewash, threatened a
It was bitterly cold
and I flung on my clothes in a rile tem
Graden was meditating before the
stove when I entered our breakfast-room,
with the strange book he had shown me
during the journey In his hands.
“ You look pale as a ghost. A re you
quite lit?” he asked kindly.
"O b , yes; though my night was not
“ W h at do you mean?”
I told him briefly of my unknown vis
't a a i
Itor. H e seemed greaty Interested, ques
tlonlng me minutely on various points.
"Y o u r theory may be correct,” he con-
eluded. “ Borne guest may have mistaken
hi* chamber, and hurried off on dlscov
ering his mistake. Yet, if he had a light
with him, how came he to make such an
obvious error; whereas, if It was the
striking of a match that roused you.
what was the man doing wandering in
" T o tell the truth, when I first woke, I
Imagined It was Marnac himself.”
“ I have considered that point.
Dot think It could have been he.”
“ Before you were down this morning
I had a talk with our landlord.
guests at his house are of two classes
commercial travelers and those haring
business at the dye-works. They do not
stay long— usually a week at most. O f
the nine which he now has, none has ex
reeded that limit.
H e knows them all
personally— si* commercials, two dye-
works mm, and a rich Englishman, one
George Wakefield, who has been staying
with some magnate In the neighborhood,
B ut here is H err Reakt himself.”
“ Gentlemen,” said the landlord, bow
ing low, "your sleigh Is at the door.”
"H o w far it It, then, to Castle Oster?'
I asked him.
“Close on twenty mites; and with this
fresh snow it will be hepvy going
Ten minutes later we slid on our silent
ruDners, to the tinkle of the bells, out
through the squalid, sprawling town, out
_ ciws through the wooden hovels of the sub-
)j| urbs, out past the dye-works, with their
fr O W I tall, melancholy chimneys, out Into the
■now-clad levels beyond, and there from
1 | H out of the east there sprang upon us a
great and bitter wind, chilled by its long
Journey over the boundless steppes of
. M n frozen Russia.
Here and there, across
the plains, a whiff of powdry snow, like
£ ■ 1 the smoke of heavy guns, would leap
up before the fiercer blasts, only to burst
nd fall as they lulled once more. To the
I I south and east the pine woods ranged
M f , their formal ranks, black against the
dazzling carpet at their feet. It was a
■cene of utter desolation.
W s drove in silence. Graden sat in a
huddled mass, his chin burled In the
great woolen comforter he wore, staring
FcV /, out over th$ plain with fixed, Introspect
Kor myself, I sat ainougst
I the rugs beside him in vague speculation.
[ W h a t could be this danger that threat-
! oned the scientist from Bt. Petersburg In
I hi* home nt Castle Oster? A fter all,
| might not our whole journey be a folly
I born of Graden'* imaginings, a blind
I guess that had dragged us half across
I Europe? I shivered, and shivering, mut-
I tered anathemas on the climate.
■ jr *
W h y does he allow this disre
“ I do not think the professor cares.
H e shuts himself up with his experiments
when he is here— which is not often
H is rooms look to the south on
the other side. For the rest, the house
is not furnished.”
“ W ell, I suppose there Is a servant
who will------- Heavens! what is that?"
From somewhere within the house
there came a shriek, a cry of supreme
terror. A gain and yet again It was re
peated before it shrank away into si
lence. Graden ran across the court to
the main door, and I was hard upon his
heels. H e pulled the bell and hammered
fiercely upon the heavy oak panels; but
no one answered.
" I don't believe the thing Is bolted,”
said he. “ Keep the handle turned, and
let me try what I can do.”
H e stepped back a dozen paces, and
then came running at the door like a
bull. The giant caught It squarely with
the point of his shoulder; there was a
sharp crack; the next instant we were
both sprawling on the floor within.
W e found ourselves in a great and
dusty hall, Indifferently lighted. Against
the wall on my right I could dimly dis
cern the figure of s woman crouched on
the floor, sobbing bitterly, her face burled
In her hands. Bhe did not move, despite
our violent entrance. At the foot of the
main staircase an old man was bending
over something that lay motionless. H e
looked up at us with a white, pitiful
“ H e fs dead— the master is deadl” he
Graden strode up to him, and I fol
lowed at his heels.
Professor Peter Mechersky— for such
I knew It must be— lay huddled under an
old grey cloak that spread wing-wise
from his neck, a blot upon the polished
oak of the floor.
From his face, thin
though it was and wasted with disease,
he must have been a middle-aged man
who had preserved a singular beauty. H e
had died as a child might fall asleep.
Yet the horror that he had escaped he
had left to the living; for his attitude
was abnormal. Impossible, aud ghastly
It was not right that a body should
resemble an egg that Is broken.
M y cousin swept aside the cloak for
a moment, and replaced It reverently,
though with a hand that trembled.
“H e has not a sound bone in his body,”
he muttered, and then, turning to the old
servant, “ H o w did this happen?” said
“ H e had been III for some weeks, mein
Herr, and we begged him not to leave his
But to-day he declared himself
H e insisted that he should de
scend to the library.
H a lf way down
the stairs he tripped and fell.
to his side and found him, as you see
him, crouched— like— like------ ”
•Like a toad?”
“ Yes, mein Herr, like a toad.”
The mau broke into hysterical weep
“The Englishman, H err Wakefield, was
most anxious about my master's health,”
he stammered out. “The H err professor
became indisposed some ten days after
his arrival; since then he has been most
kind, most considerate, sittiug by the
master's bed for hours. H e would allow
no other doctor to visit the master. H e
is a kind, good man, this doctor, the
“ Bo I believe. H ow came he to know
“ 1 aui not sure; but I think he brought
a letter of introduction from a Professor
Marnac, of Heidelberg, a gentleman of
whom my master disapproved, yet ad
mired for his learning.”
"A n d this Englishman, did he prescribe
for your master??1
" O f course.
They loved each other,
and sat late Into the night in their dis
When my poor master was
taken III, H err Wakefield took complete
charge of him. Ach! I f he did but know
what had happened!”
“Then he I* not here?'
“ No; he drove to I.etnsdorf yesterday
afternoon. H e had to return to his own
country. Ach! I f he did but know!”
It was plain enough— Marnac. the lin
guist, was Wakefield, the Englishman
It was.he, new from this thing that he
had done, who had come creeping to
my room in the night, being suspicious of
the strangers from the south.
he that had brought about this mysteri
I turned from the poor
monstrosity upon the floor and leaned,
shuddering, against th* wall.
As I did
so. Graden strode past me to ths open
1 and cheese, flanking a great ham.
turned from the food with disgust; but
my cousin fell to diligently, complaining
the w hile at my fully iu not eating wbeu
1 had the chance.
| “ You must pull yourself to together,”
he protested, with his mouth full. “Try
this ham now. It isn’t half bad.”
More to humor him than with any in
tention of following his advice, I drew
my seat to the table.
“Come, now; that's better,” he cried,
“To tell the truth, I
haven’t the slightest idea what that
villain Marnac has been up to. But what
1 do know is that we’ve got to catch him
— dead or alive. Therefore I recommend
you to stoke up your body with this ex
“ W h at’s the matter now?” I asked Ir
ritably; for, indeed, his hearty appetite
For answer he rose and pealed the
The old manservant, with the
brandy flushing his white cheeks, tot
tered into the room.
” 1 am sorry to trouble you,” said Gra
den courteously, “but we both set such
store by your hams that we wish to know
where they can be obtained. Do you cure
“ No, mein Herr, but It is done near
by,” answered the mun, with a look of
“ Indeed. The Lemsdorf ham is a dis
covery; it should make a stir. I wonder
I had not heard of its merits before.
“ You see, mein Herr, the big curing
station has not long been established.
" A new enterprise?”
“ Yes, mein Herr. It belongs to Herr
Drobin, a South German.
T w o years
ago he took the big farm at Gran, which
you passed on your way here. It is this
side of the dye-works.
H e has many
pigs in the forest. H is hams are becom
ing famous from W a rsa w to Königsberg.
It is said he has some secret in the feed
ing or curing— no one knows which.”
“Thank you— that is all.”
The door was scarcely shut when 1
turned hotly upon Graden. "H o w dare
you git here in this bouse of murder and
talk of the excellence of the food?”
“ It is shameful, inde
“ Yet we will visit the farm of Gran
on our way back.
I have some little
Inquiries to make."
“ W e shall do nothing of the sort,”
“ I f you were a soldier or an explorer.
Cousin Robert,” he said, leaning across
and tapping me kindly on the arm, “you
would know that In any expedition one
alone can be responsible. The rest obey
whether they be few or many. As it Is, I
beg you to recognize that fact aud to
H e was right, and I knew it. But to
save appearances I walked to the win
dow and stood drumming upon it with my
fingers for a while before I answered him.
“ W ell, do as you please,” I said at
“ I think the sleigh may be ready by
now,” he said.
“Come, let us go out
There Is no need to dwell on this mis
erable drive. The tired horses dragged
slowly forward, the driver, sullen and
frightened, urging them on with blows
and curses. Mile after mile of pine woods
marched past us, but we did not apeak,
crouching iu the furs. A t last, ns night
was falling, we reached the edge of the
forest, and swung aside from the main
road Into a track that skirted the edge
of the pines. The ground sank away into
a hollow like the palm of the hand. At
the lowest point I could see a square,
wooden building flanked by rows of out
It was, as I imagined, the
farm of Gran. But before we reached it,
our driver suddenly drew up his horses.
through the trees.
Our driver tamed,
and with a wave of the whip explained
“ It is H err Drobin,” said he.
(T o be continued.)
O F C H IN E S E
M o v e m e n t D ec la re d to B e W h o lly
D u e t o I n d i v i d u a l s , .\ot N a t i o n .
Westward the gypsy moth takes Its
way. It has caused millions of dollars
worth of d a m a g e in M a ssach u setts, has
escaped to New Hampshire and Con
necticut, and now the Invasion Is turn
ing toward New York State. This in
teresting information Is c o n v e y e d In a
letter of warning Just Issued by E. P.
Felt, State Entomologist.
The brown tail moth Is u more recent
Introduction, and, unlike the g.v|»sy
moth, tiles readily. It Is not only a
very destructive leaf feeder, but the
barbed hairs of the caterpillars cause
a very severe irritation upon the un
Tw o rows o f warts down the back of
the gypsy moth caterpillar make It
easily distinguishable. It Is about two
inches long and the ten anterior warts
are blue, the twelve posterior red. The
gypsy moth will eat anything In the
tree or shrub line, and on the slightest
disturbance leap on passersby and cling
Brown tail moths have white spots
on each side and a single pair of red
spots near the tail. They prefer wild
cherry. i>ear, apple, maple, elm and
white oak leaves, and have barbed
horns, which, breaking off or blowing
from the cocoon, produce an Intolerable
Irritation, the “brown tall itch.”
Caterpillars of both siiecles, says Mr.
Felt, may be destroyed by spraying
with an arsenical poisoning, preferably
five pounds of arsenate of lead to fifty
gallons of water,though the gypsy uoth
caterpillars, especially when nearly
full grown, are quite resistant to pois
on. Eggs of the gypsy moth may be de
stroyed by treating the egg masses with
H ood Corn
F ile * and the M ilk Y ie ld
NESTS o r TH E MOTHS.
a preparation composed of 50 per cent
creosote oil, 20 per cent carbolic acid,
20 per cent spirits o f turpentine and 10
per cent of coal tar.
The recognized formula for bordeaux
mixture for use on potatoes Is six
pounds of copper sulphate, blue vitriol,
four jiounds unslacked quicklime and
fifty gallons of water. The copper sul
phate Is dissolved in one barrel and the
lime In another. Add to each twenty-
five gallons of water and then mix
When to be used strain
through a w ire strainer, preferably
one of brass.
Any farmer handy with the ordinary
tools on a farm can make a corn drag
attachment for his cultivator that w ill
pay for Itself many times In one sea
son, if properly used, says an experi
enced agriculturist The common farm
harrow Is too heBvy and unwieldy for
harrowing corn after It Is up, except
under the most favorable conditions of
soli and weather.
To make, get oak
one and one-half Inches by three. Make
in two sections of th.ee bars each. Let
each section be long enough to cover
all of space between two rows. Brace
same as other harrows.
No. 00 w lr »
spikes make very good teeth. Set teeth
a little slanting and as close as will
work In your soil without clogging. A t
tach to beams of corn plow. Arrange
so that the drag will cover all
ground when you wish by connecting
the two parts. You can, with this nr
rangemeut, adjust the drag to suit.
1314— Peace concluded among Enz]
M u le « In S t r o n g D e m a n d .
France and Scotland.
As indicating the steady growth In
1540— Henry V I I I . of England mar,«
public favor which the mule Is enjoy
ing, we are glad to note that the pro
York surrendered I
prietor o f a M is
souri Jack farm has
Just sold some fine
prices— $3,000, $2,- 1757— Fort William Henry surrendered I
000, $1,500, $1,250,
1702— The Swiss Guard killed in an |
five fo r $1,000 each,
tack on th Tuilleries in Paris.
I $900, $800, $700,
H is s
1809— Non-importation act proclaimed I
three Jacks and one
1813— Battle of Stonington, Conn.
letter from Austin,
j i cansei
Tex., says there Is 1815— Napoleon embarked for St. HeleJ
WELL BRED JACK
a great shortage of 1821— Missouri admitted as a State.
mules In that State. They are In strong 1827— George Canning, English staid
demand by farmers and ranchers, and
íl)« e r » i(
the supply Is Inadequate. As a result, 1830— Louis Philippe proclaimed King
the prices of good mules have gone up
to the highest figures ever known in 1841 Steamer Erie burned on LaJ
E rie ; 175 lives lost.
the State. It w ill tie but a few years
until this mule shortage, which Is said 1846 David Wilmot introduced his pra Lananatio
to exist throughout the country, will
stitution at Washington founded,
be relieved, as much attention Is now-
i sitfiout t
being given to breeding the animals.— f'5 2 — Permission granted to M. Thiel I Urge mm
and other political exiles to retui
i fot th
N o doubt the boycott w ag wholly due
to the stringency of the exclusion law,
C H A P T E R V II.
W e entered the forest. On every hand
but the paramount object of the move
Stood the pines, stretching away In long,
ment is to raise the Chinese (idiple to
Dielancholy avenues floored with drifted
eu equal footing with any other people
•now. The laden branches bowed before
in relation with the United States and
us, now and again, at the whirl of a pass
not for securing the actual economic
ing gust, flinging their burdens from
advantage o f exporting laborers to
jiltttb e m .
Once a willow grouse, whits as
Spraying should be started when the
the snow beneath It, swept on steady
America, says T. Y. Chang In the Re potato plunts are six inches high and
«3 w ing through the trees. Once from the
view o f Reviews.
It Is fo r national he repeated every ten days or two
1 f« r , far distance, borne upon the eastern
right and dignity rather than for any weeks,
1 breeze, there came a cry, a weird, hope
thing else. There are, however, more throughout the growing season. I f bugs
less echo In th* air, that set the horses
Important points regarding this ques are to be destroyed, add one pound of
I kuew what it must b e —a
tion that should be carefully
exam parls green to each fifty gallons of
w o lf who felt the first pangs of the win
ter's hunger gathering round him.
ined; that Is— first, the boycott
has bordeaux mixture, but the bordeaux
there was no eign of man nor marks of
never been authorized by the govern mixture should be used alone until the
■lelgh tracks on th* newly fallen snow.
m ent; second, the boycott has never bugs are noticed.
W * did not travel fast, though our
W hen It is figured that the cost of
been carried out with any forcible or
driver did hla beat. The anow had not
spraying does not exceed $7 an acre,
hardened and settled into that enchant
The government has done nothing and it is often less, while experiments
ing surface on which the runners speed
toward promoting the boycott. On the have proved that the value of the crop
•o swiftly. Midday was past before we
■aw, through a sudden gap in th* forest,
contrary, the Pekin authorities
have was Increased three or four times the
a rising mound crowned with a low, grey
tried hard to advise the merchants to cost for spraying, It certainly pays and
building. “Castle Oster!' cried our drlv
modify their disposition. But no gov pays well.
•r, turning In his seat to claim our at
ernment In the world, however absolute M i l k P r e s e r v a t i v e a n d T n b r r p u l o a l a
In ten minutes more we had
It may be. has power to compel its sub
The use of milk preservatives has
halted at a gate set in a high stone wall.
“ Driver, can your horses take us
jects to buy goods from a certain coun been rather favorably considered by
Before we were clear of the rugs the back?” I heard him say.
driver had slipped from his perch and
"N o t without rest and feed, mein try unless they are w illin g to do so. the dairy department at the New Jer
tugged at a rusty iron bell pull.
W e Herr. The snow is very bad, and they N o doubt this disagreeable movement sey Experiment Station. Thus the au
w altsd without an anewer.
Again he are tired.”
has been started by those who had per thor o f a recent bulletin believes that
ran g; but Graden did not wait the result.
“ Would s hundred marks to ths driver sonally suffered maltreatment under the use o f formaldehyde added to milk,
T h e door w ss not bolted; It opened to ■■■1st them?”
the regulations o f the Chinese Immi one part In forty thousand, destroys
his vigorous arm. and we followed him
“ It Is impossible.
They could not
gration service office.
B ut there has the tubercule germs and leaves unin
Into the broad courtyard of the castle.
reach half way. Walt, mein Herr, and
been not the least sign o f violence or ju red the bodies found In tuberculous
Before us sprawled th* main building it may be done."
Banked by little towers, like the pepper-
My cousin came up to me and laid his force, as the boycott has spread through milk which tend to protect against the
_____ box turret* of an old Scotch mansion. great hand upon my shoulder.
several provinces. It Is purely a volun disease. The chief danger of Infection
Vi l l i 'I II« windows were shuttered; the chim
"Pm afraid it's th* truth.” he said. tary action o f Individuals. So long ns of both calves aud children Is thought
^ ' . g i y s were smokeless save for one above And then turning to the dead man's serv
there Is no disturbance of peace, "boy to occur In early life through drinking
the central porch, from which a «lark ant. "Y ou r master— had he horses?” he
cott” Is considered a legitimate move milk containing germs, although the
plume rose and trailed aw ay to the w *«t
ment by any civilized country o f the a|>pearance of pronounced symptoms of
ward— the solitary sign of habitation. To
"Three, mem Ilerr, but they have
ea r right and left were ranged outbuild not yet returned from Lemsdorf. where world. It Is a commercial design and the disease may not be noted until later
Hence the suggested us* of the
ings, stables, coach-houses, and the like
It Is an Indi life.
they went this morning with the big not a w arlike scheme.
J ^ O b n t all In a condition of ruinous decay. sleigh for provisions.”
vidual action and not a national policy. pvf***t-vatlve In the quantities mention-
I ^ B P a t c h e s fallen from the roofs laid bare
With a sharp order Graden sent onr There la. therefore, no good grouud i
^or mil't Intended for young cbll-
■he rafters; from th* broken gutters driver hurrying to the stables.
Then, npon which the recent alarm ing news J rin -
trailed long pendants of Ice.
Against with his arm linked in mine, we fol
the old doors the snow had piled Itself in lowed the old servant into a low-roofed could be supposed to have been based.
“ N a v e lt le s .”
heavy drifts. N o sound broke th* brood dining-hall. A s I dropped upon sn oak
N e w varieties are often sold because
It w as a picture distress settle before the great china stove, he
T h e i r G rea t Seheme.
they are “novelties,” rather than he
H ave you and your w ife q u a r cause they are better than th* old.
thrust his flask Into my hands and, with
“ H as Professor Mechersky, then, no a word of encouragement, slipped away. reled
tried and standard kinds. It Is better
servants?” asked Graden of our driver
I knew that he was examining the body,
" N o ; why?"
to use varieties o f trees and vegeta
I noticed that he hushed his voice In but, doctor though 1 was. the spirit of
I notice that when you take a trip bles that are known to be the best for
'peaking; he. too, felt the uncanny in- investigation had gone out o f me.
you alw ays go on different trains.
the section where they have been test
uence o f the place.
could no more have assisted him Than •
"T h at's for the children's sake.
I f ed,-Jn preference to using others, until
I, “T w o , mein Herr— a man and ■ medics) student can watch, unmoved, his
either one o f the train* should
be experience gives in
Oman. I cannot think where they can first operation.
more of the newer varieties x 0T.
In Bbont twenty minutes he returned. wrecked, th# kids would have at least
“ I had understood bs was a mao of bearing a tray upon which was M bread i oua uareut left."- Cleveland Leader.
altlss abould bs tasted In a H alted way
P o lp ,
th ew e M
S p ra yin g
F ru it
H a rd fruits, such as apples
pears, are cut Into small pieces w ith
out being peeled or having the cores
or seeds removed, aud placed In cold
water containing 1.5 ounces of salt to
the gallon to prevent discoloration. The
fru it is then boiled to a pulp
strained, a yield o f about one-fifth the
original weight being obtained. Blunts
and soft fruits are treated In practical
ly the same manner. W ith plums the
strained pulp Is sweetened with about
4.5 pounds of sugar to each hundred
weight of fruit aud the boiling contin
ued until the pulp Is thickened suffi
ciently to hang from the S[>oon without
dropping. W ith raspberries and stra w
berries the boiling must not be pro
longed and the pulp need not
strained through so fine a sieve ns In K ib K ,
the case of plums. The chief points to
which care should be devoted are the
pris-esses of boiling the fruit. T he first
boiling should be continued only
long as the consistency o f the mass Is
such as w ill enable the pulp to pass 13.88 -Douglas slain at battle of n j
through the sieve for straining.
The effect on milk production by the
use of fly repellants has been tested at
the Missouri Station. Various mixtures
were found which would keep off the
flies all day If put on in the morning
but a measurement of the milk and test
of the butter fut for a period o f two
weeks Indicated that keeping off the
flies did not affect the milk yield. As
somewhat similar results were obtained
by experiments at the Connecticut Stn
tlon. It seems fair to concede that the
Injurious effects of the fly pest have
been exaggerated. During the fly time
the feed In most pastures is growing
poorer every day and the cows natu
rally shrink then, but It Is probably a
mistake to blamq the files for much of
For all that, It
worth while to use the mixtures
keep off the files for the peace and
quiet obtained In the stable for both
the cows and for the milkmen.
G ood C r o p * f o r Old G ras* L a n d .
1858— Ottawa made the capital of Caf
18(51— Hampton. Va„ burned___ Batt(
Wilson’s Creek, Mo.
18(52— President Lincoln called for 30o|
000 men for nine months.
Paris declared in a state of siega
1871— Celebration of the Sir Waited
Scott centenary at Edinburgh.
Steamer Wawasset burned on Tol
tomac river; thirty-five lives lost.
ence opened at P a r is .. . . Beginning ol
the Austro-Bosian war.
Dr. Tanner successfully complete^
a fast of forty days.
¡dyour life t
Transvaal ceded to the Boors. Ke-| > it differì
11 -tested P
Dynamite conspirators at Liver-] ■lus. Fin
pool sentenced to penal servitude (ol
I loto my
1884— Oklahoma “boomers” ousted from
Indian Territory by United Statei
troops.. . .Severe
along Atlantic coast.
Imposing funeral of Gen. Grant ia|
l i o » certa:
Lute the lar
H aw aii adopted a new constitution!
. — One hundred excursionists killedj
I the woi
in railroad wreck at Forest, III.
Maxwell, the murderer of Charle»| I overwork
A. Preller, hanged in St. Louis.
Donovan, American bridg* I
leaped from IIungerford|
a,” said 1
bridge, London, and was drowned.
i what h
Florence May-brick found I
guilty of murdering her husband in]
I "What's th:
I'He oet hi
1891— United States vessels ordered t»|
China because of disturbance.
Geary act enforced. First China-
man deported from San Francisco...
Forty-third Congress convened in ei- I
traordinary session. Subject, Sher- I
shocks in California.
1894— -The yacht Britannia beat the Y ig- !
Ilnnt at C o w es.. .Earthquake shock»
Memphis, Tenn.. . Great
Britain declared neutrality in th* |
British steamer Chatterthun foun
dered near Sydney, N. S. W .; B it y I
four lives lost.
Dreyfus begun »t
Rennes.. . .Hurricane in West In
dies; 2,000 drowned.
Pope Pius X. crowned. . . . Lient-
Gen. Nelson A. Miles, U. S. A,
A rtlH rln l
R e s p ira to r .
The L ib ra ry Digest translates from i
Nature the description of a new
Invented by Dr. Eisenminger of ■ *■
earos. Hungary, for the ptirpo* *__ .
The man who breeds . breed o f Log,
during abdominal breathing in the res
-seause be likes them Is sure to sue- tation of persons apparently drowne-
consists of s cuirass fitted tightly »
tèe body, the chamber of which
All fenco rows should be set to grass nected by tube with a bellows. T F *1
•hen slternately compressed and ** ■ ,
weeds, i f weeds a r , allowed to grow *d, thus causing the internal organ*
the diaphragm to rise and fall r? n . '
^ m e ^ n s that the, w ill b a rs to b .
An incidental advantage is ’• '“I* »'!/ * tir-
at a tuns when the lungs ar* fun
krJ r n ■ d"" ■—K
Marshal Bazaine escaped i from
Isle of Ste. Marguerite.
The question of what to do with grass
land after haying, where the land Is
run out and poor, Is a rather puzzling
one, but If we should get rain enough
to soften the surface and permit easy
plowing. It mny be broken up, enriched
with manure or fertilizer and Immedi
ately seeded with Hungarian. In case
the weather should prove too dry for
this, barley may be sown either alone
or with rye In August fo r fall feeding
Off good, strong land, well enriched, a 1904— Seventy-six
crop of late cabbage plants may be set
wreck on Rio Grande railroad near
as late as July 15; the turnip seed
Pueblo. C o lo ....B ritis h force, under
may be sown even as late ns A ug 1
Col. Younghusband, entered Lass*.
though July 20 Is a better time.
' ’ 1905—
President Roosevelt addressed lsrg*
meeting of miners at Wilkes-Barm»
M hat M e r in o B r e e d e r s Did
P a ____St. Thomas P. E. (’,'nrc*“
Merino breeders In Vermont took a
New York City, destroyed by fire.
sheep that sheared nine ponnds, and
R o o s e v e lt*
B ir d D e fe n d «- * .
they developed a sheep that sheared
Speaking for Mrs. Roosevelt and Win-
They took a ear
cass that weighed 100 pounds. flnd they self, the President, in * letter to
liant Dutcher, head of the Nationt • “
made one that weighed 300 pound;
sociation of Audubon Societies, erpre***
They sold rams for $3 per head, and
deep sympathy with the efforts to P’’“' '
they aold rams for $3.000 per
the sale and use of white heron pluM
. * * * • * " * merlrK” to
part of the known in the military trade a* *'
world where better sheep were wanted. retfes.” The President says that. If
thing. Mrs. Roosevelt feels more
A c r lr n it o m i A t a n * .
than he does in the matter.
An early piece of ground sown to la r - Queen Alexandra of England has ®a
ley makes the pigs smile.
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H o g it
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