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Between Two fires
Dy ANTHONY HOPE
"A wise man will make more opportunities
than he find." Francis H.con.
In spite of un; anxieties, after thin
eventful day I enjojed the first dereut
night's rt I bad had for a week. The
Colonel rvfused, with an unnecessary os
tentation of acorn, my patriotic offer to
k""t watch and ward ovar the city, and I
turned In. tired out at eleven o'clock,
after a Hunt dinner. I felt I had aome
reasone for aelf-congratulations ; for con
siderable aa my present dilbcultles were,
yet I undoubtedly atood in a more hopeful
ponition than I bad before tbe revolution.
tonio and hie daughter: rumor declared
that tbey had embarked on The Song
atreaa with tbe President and hla faithful
doctor. Secondly. Johnny Carr waa atill
in bed at the Golden House (thia (mm
Maduuie Itevargea, who bud been to ace
him) ; but bia men had disappeared, after
aoleninly taking the oath to the new gov
ernment. Item three. Tbe Colonel had
been received with ailence and black looka
by the troopa, and two officer had van
iabed Into apace, both Americana, and the
only men of anv rood In a firht. Thinira
I Waa DOW FWKiilwiail t , mm m , r. u H mu t I li.klna 11... . n ,4 f k... n t
" J - -" i.inr i.mr, .u . " board wltb a couple or Hours atari we
out or the country, and I had hopea of think I also ahould like to disappear, pro- h anybody a clean pair of heels.
Aad Indeed she looked at thl moment
danteroua subject for such treatment.
"I knew what no one else knew, and I
could influence him aa no oue else could.
and I bad my revenge. Hut now, she
said, "it all euda in nothing."
And she broke down, Bobbing. Then,
recovering her.elf, and motioning me to
be still, abe went on :
"You must be cjuict and cautious. Rut
I niuat go to-nliilil to nlttht. Jack, either
with you or to the president."
"My darling, you shall come with me,"
" Where ?
"Oh. out of thla somewhere."
I waa full of rase againat McGregor,
but I couldn't afford the luxury of In
ducing' It, so I gave my whole mind to
finding a way out for u. At Inst I seem
ed to bit ujxn a plan. The Signoriua saw
tbe Inspiration in my eye.
"Have' you got it, Jack?" she said.
"I think a.) if you will trust youraelf
to me, and don't wind an uncomfortable
"You know my little steam launch? It
will be dark to-night. If we can got on
board with a uule of hours start we
i i . i mmi iimv-j a- .1 . r
oelng too much for McGregor In tbe other vlded I could carry off my money and she travela a good pare, and It's only fifty
matter which shared my thoughta. my love with me. My acruples about loy- wjIilJ tQ faft,( tnJ l)ni).a 11. .ball
1 he return of the day, however, brought ally had been removed by the Colonel's an, there a beggar !" .
Convenient ,e, lleeae
It la freoue,,.,.. A-lrvd to alio
ventilation tbr the henhouse with
out owning the .i.a.n that tbe fowls
may get out .rrange went which
makes this n....... ,.. i. shown In tln
l""-niOIV . . .
cut, consisting of (D oiH'nlnit In the
ui'lHT half of the door. ' wWl'
a serpen U m,i Thl allow Teu-
tiintlon In th hcnlwicv witiwui urnn
ujH.n the Mr,. orJI'1"1"' Pu,tr7
nt'ttlnjr niny be ud In the oik'hIiijc.
w ith a tight borded .er to be
new troubles. I was roused at an early overbearing conduct, and I waa ready for
tiour by a visit from the Colonel bimaelf. any step that promised me the fulfillment
He brought very disquieting tidinga. In of my own deaigua. It waa pretty evident
the course of the nltfht every one of our that there would be no living with Mr-
proclaniatioiia had been torn down or de- fJregor in hla present frame of mind, and
faced with ribald scribbling; posted over I was convinced that my best course
or alongside them there now hung mulii- would be to cut the whole thing, or, if
tudinoua enlarged copies of the PresI- th.'.t proved Impossible, to see what bar-
dent'a o!T.riive notice. IIow or by whom gain I could ninke with the President. Of
these acditious measures had been effect- course all would in month)' with him If
ed we were at a loss to tell, for the officers I gave up the dollars and the lady ; a like
and troops were loud in declaring their aacr.fice would conciliate McGregor. Hut
vigilance. In the very center of the Pi
azza, at the bnae of tbe President's statue,
was posted an enormous bill, "Remember
171 ! Death to Traitors!"
"Ho wcould they do that unlese the eol
dlera were in It?" asked tbe Colonel
gloomily. "I have sent those two com
panies bark to the barracks and had an
other In; out. Hut how do I know they'll
1 any wetter? I met IeO'halr juat now
and asked him what tbe temper of tbe
troops was. The little brute grinned, and
aid: 'Ah, mon President, It would he
better If the good soldiers bad a leetle
"That's about It," said I; "but then
you haven't got much more money."
What I ve got I mean to atlck to,"
then I didn't mean to make It.
"One or other I will have," aaid I, as
I knocked at the door of "Mon Rapoe,"
"and both ir possible.
The Signorlna waa looking worried; In
deed, I thought ahe had been crying.
"Did you meet my aunt on your way
up?" ahe asked, the moment I was an
"No," said I.
"I've sent her away," she continued.
"All this fuss frightens her, so I got the
Colonel's leave (for you know we mustn't
move without permission now liberty has
trlumlied) for her to aeek change of air."
"Where's she going to?" I said.
Home," said the Signorina.
I didn't know where "home" waa, but
"I don't mind that. Jack." she said.
"I have my five thousand, and aunt
wii: Join ua with the rest. Rut how are
we to get on board? Resides, oh. Jack!
the President watches the coast every
night with The Songstress and you
know she's got steam Mr. Carr Just had
auxiliary steam put In.'
"No," I aaid, "I didn't know about
that. Look here, Christina, excuse the
question, hut ran you communicate with
"Yes," she suld, after a second's hesita
tion. "And will he believe what yon tell
"I don't know. He might and he might
not. He'll probably act as If he didn't."
"Well, we must chance It," I said. "At
any rate, better be caught by bim than
stay here. We were, perhaps, a little
hasty with, that revolution of ours."
(To be continued.)
8TART OF A FLORIDA FEUD.
said the Colonel. "If thia thing is going! I never ask what I am not meant to know.
to burst up, I'm not going to be kicked
out to atarve. I tell you what It. Is, Mar
tin, you must let me bave some of that
"ash back again."
The effrontery of this request amaaed
me. The mau's want of ordinary moral
ity was too revolting. Didn't he know
very well that the money wasn't mine?! have let ber go,
Didn t he himself obtain my help on thai "You're very wise
You see, Jack, I bad to care for my
"Oil, so you've, given It to Mrs. Car-
"Yes, all but five thousand dollars."
"Does the Colonel know that?"
"Dear me, of course not, or he'd never
said I. "I only
this I wish I could have sent my money with I corn I anil not very substantially bul!
express terms that I abould bave
money to repay the bank with?
.Not a farthing. Colonel; not a far- "I'm afraid that would have made dear
iningi ny our agreement mat casn was aunt rather bulky," said the Signoriua
Man's Farm Built oa Coral Floated
A war and a lhhor Took It.
"Six'Hkliig about feuds," anlil John L.
Iluniptirli'S of Tampa, Fla., "I think
tbut tbe strniiRcKt, In Its Inception, Is
one between two families In Mnrfon
County, In our State. It came alxmt
this way. You know In our State some
times land dlauppean during tbe night
and a man wakes up to find his gar
ilen a great sinkhole. This Is, of course,
due to tbe fact that Florida Is built on
3 1 F
r aad Valaa of lb silo.
Tbe u and value of tbe alio has
made phenomenal progress throughout
the country during rtsvut ye;ir. In
1S.NS the I'nlted States Agricultural
Iepnrtmcut tt'jMrteJ only ninety silo
In tbe country. The recent report find
approximately bini.imni. Formerly the
benefits of the silo were almost wholly
unknown to the average farmer; now
It I a found to be a neceNxlty on thou
sands of farms. This Is esjiwlally true
In tbe corn belt, where tbe silo Isalmoat
a utHvsalty In economical dairying.
Recent experiments prove conclualvely
tbut tbe unh of silage Is quite aa much
of a neccBKlty lu beef production. It
not only provides a palatable, succu
lent, healthy food, but enablea the
The (ura loa(,
Heap high the farmer's wintry board S
Heap high the goldeu corn i
No richer gift bas autumn injured
From out her lavish Itoru 1
Let other lands, exulting, glean
The apple from tbe pine,
farmer to keen about twice tbe number I Tb orBU from Ita glossy green,
of live stork as i-.f... . . ..r cluster iroin me vine.
- - n fillip luu u.rui .
tUa all, I- l
,,,, iirooucvs urn r ij I , .u. u-.j-
r1,.Ml,U ... W!lrr ur"
, u,rJ rr,lulH. ,)lIr rUlfeJ v.leg bestow,
and beef, but augments tbo fertility of To cheer ua when tbe atorm ahall drift
uie sou. J lie silo Is here to stay, and Our harvest fkld with anow.
erery farmer should plan to hare one.
With all Its other advantages, there is Through vales of grass and meads of flow-
no other way that roughage can be ao
Our plows their furrows made.
While on the hills tbe sun and showers
Of changeful April played.
IIow to Drlvo a Well.
In many sections of the country
where there Is a gravelly sub-strata.
tbe obtaining of water Is a compara
tively simple matter by means of a
driven well, says Farming. The method
I u 4V,.ll I
. iuiiubs; a section or pine (a con- in ., a... x t.
,-...,-i uriug men ami a quarter) It. leave, grew green and fair.
n",Hl wlth a jK.Int of Iron. This pipe And waved In bot midsummer's noon
Its soft and yellow hair.
We dropped the seed o'er hill and plain
Itcneath the sun of May,
And frightened from our sprouting grain
Tbe robber crows away.
closed In stormy weather and at nlgbt
Thorough ventilation of the uenhoune
Is very essential, ilnoe hens need fresh
air quite aa badly ai they need fresh
water, and modern henhouses are being
bnllt tight, so that ufllcleut ventilation
must be provided for through ventllat-
Is bored full of holes, which are cov
ered with a brass gauze. Tbe point Is
driven Into tbe ground by a sledge ham
mer and five-foot section of galvan
ized Iron pipe are Joined to It as It Is
driven Into tbe ground. Frequent tests
are made with a pitcher pump to dis
cover when water has been reached.
miiiMi or oi.tnining water Is not Fair hands the broken grain shall aift.
aiiogeuicr aniiractory, because from the And knead Its meal of gold.
very nature or things tbe worlt bas to
be done blindly, and very often one is I ket earth withhold her goodly root.
obliged to give up entirely after hav- nildew blight the rye.
Ing driven twenty or thirty feet of pipe 10 tn worm tn orcnards t""t
And now with autumn's moonlit eves
Its harvest time has come,
We pluck away the frosted leaves
And bear the treasure borne.
There, when the snows about ns drift.
'And winter winds are cold.
THE WORLD'S RICHEST WOMAN.
Ill.dalalaa- ITI.,, sHr., ih
I Marrlca a Tour Maa.
) Msd.iliilng princely w,.r, au dar
ing the frown of her Kmp.ror. the
world- richest woman was married ti
a poor muii. iwtli.i Krupp Is a girl
Who I U.vustoli.ed t 11UB ber own
way, and when ber heart went out to
(iustav von Roblen ua Halbach she
anuouii.vd that she would marry him
though the whole world might object.
Tbe young man cIiom-ii to share ber
tremendous jsiwer ami her almost un
counted millions Is 33 year old. Is sec
retary to tbe Prussian legation at the
Vatican In Rome, and possesses not a
dollar beyond bis Insignificant salary.
He Is a clcun-cut young man. however,
of good family, and the match Is one
prompted purely by love on both sides.
KmpiTor William, who was a great
friend of the young womau's father
and In a sort of sciise her guardian.
objected strenuously, but Rertha went
to lilm and told him she would marry
tbe man of her choice though all tbe
crowned heads In Kurojie filed objec
tions, j iit-n William gave In and ao
cepted an Invltntl on to lie present at
tbe wedding, which took place In the
great gun rixmi of the Krupp works at
No one knows exactly what Rertha
Krupp Is worth. Her fortune is esti
mated ail the way from 73.(hhm00 to
flLo,(XNl,(KH), nu J s probably nearer
tbe latter figure than tbe former. She
Is the principal owner of the great
Krupp works, where liS.noo men are
employed In the foundries; he owns a
fleet of steamer cnrrylng conl and
Iron between Hamburg and Spain; she
through quicksand from
water can be obtained.
which uo I
Malrhlnar Peach Tree.
Tbe Nebraska experiment station hns
The wheat field to the fly.
But lot the good old crop adorn
The hills our fathers trod ;
Still let us, for his golden corn.
Send up our thanks to God.
Ing flue, or opening In the window. aoZtt . """V." "? "r .thnk
and Wa.v ,m iiam, . . " ...... k.wwh.h -oun u. vmittier.
a. ui Ui "-! v'uwi
The Signorina sat , there, looking very I
tnougniiui and troutileil, but it seemed to
me a ir she were railier undergoing a
nimble ees. "Rather a bo.v . l""u '""""ng out a
to be mine; but for that I wouldn't have
touched your revolution with a pair of
He looked very savage, and muttered
something under hla breath.
"You're carrying things with a high
hand," he said.
"I'm uot going to steal to pleaae you,"
"You weren't always so scrapulous,"
I took no notice of this Insult, but re
peated my determination.
"Ixwk here, Martin," he said, "I'll give
you twenty-four hours to think it over:
and let me advise you to chango your
mind then. I don't want to quarrel, but
I'm going to have aome of that money."
Clearly he had learned itatecraft In his
pretleressor's school. "Twenty-four hours
Js something," thought I, and determined
o try the running of the serpent.
"All right. Colonel," I aaid, "I'll think
1: over. I don't pretend to like It; but,
after all, I'm In with you and we must
pull together. We'll see how things look
"There's another matter I wanted to
peak to you about," he went on.
I Invited him into the breakfast room,
gave him a cup of coffee (which, to my
credit, I didn't poison), and began on my
own eg; and toast.
"Fire away," aaid I briefly.
"I suppose you know I'm going to be
married-" he remarked.
"No, I hadn't heard." I replied, feign-
nc to entirely occupied with a vers
- .n.iu.-i a oust
marrying, isn't It? Who is she?
"You needn't pretend to be ao very Inno
ent; I expert you could give a pretty
"Madnme Ievarges?" I ked blandly.
"Suitable match ; about your s "
"I wish you wouldn't try to be funny !"
be exrlaiuied. "You know as well as I do
It's the Signorina."
iicniiyr 1 replied. "Well, well, I
fancied you were a little touched In that
quarter. And she baa consented to make
you nappy i
I was curious to see what he would say
I knew he was a bad liar, and, as a
iaci, i Deueve ne told the truth on thii
occasion, for he answered:
"Says she never cared a stray for any
"Not even Whlttlngham?" I asked ma
1Ista thm nM .n m. n " u .t .
. ... 1 .aio me Lio
nel. 'I once thought ahe had a l.kini
mr juu, .iiiiuu, inn sne laughed at th.
ova. i iu ui i, ior we anould ha
I smiled In a somewhat sickly way, and
too. reiuge iu my cup. ben I emerged
I aaked : 1
"And when la It to he?"
"Next Saturday. Fact Is, between you
an.. ui, , 1..., mm a rr-auy enougn.
iam waa ioo aiaguatmg. nut whether
ine voionei waa deceiving me, or the Sig
norina had deceived him, I didn't know
a nine on ot Dot a, probably. I ... vn
over, wuai ma oionei a game was plainly
'"""a" uia clumsy way, warn
ing me off his preeervos. for. of mn.
be knew my pretensions, and I don't
mini i imposed on mm very much. Rut
I was anxious to avoid a rupturs and
.. V . . I. .
i man cau ana congratulate tbe
any, i is hi.
The Colonel couldn't very well object
to that, but he didn't like It.
"Well, Christina told me ahe was very
busy, but I daresay ahe'll see you for a
"I daresay ahe will." I aaid dryly.
"I must be off now. I shall bave to be
about all day trying to catch thoee fel
lows who destroyed the bills."
"You won't be doing any business to
"What, about settling the government?"
he asked, grinning. "Not Just yet. Walt
till I've got the Slgnora and the money.
nd then we'll see about that You think
bout the money, my boy I"
Much to my relief he then departed.
nd as be went out I vowed that neither
Jsignorina nor mrney should he have. In
the course of the next twenty four hours
I must find a way to prevent him.
"Rather early for a call." said I, "but
I must see the Signorina."
On my way tip I met several people and
fceard some Interesting facta. In the first
tlace, no trace bad appeared of Don An-
"Yea, such a lot of mine's In cash." I
ithout more ado, I disclosed my own
perilous -condition and the Colonel's
boasts ahout herself. ,
"What a villain that man Is she ex
claimed. "Of course I was civil to him, I
out i aidu t say hair that. You didn't
believe that I did. Jack?"
There's never any use In being unpleas
ant, so I said I bad rejected the idea
Rut what's to be done? If I'm. here
at that, especially In some of tbe In
terlor counties. Harry Redding bad a
nice patch of Irish potatoes, and Oliver
Vance, his neighlsir, had what be called
a fnnu and near tbe bouse was a sink
"One night Reddlng's potato patch
d!snpe.ired and the next morning be
hnd a nice lnrce sinkhole filled with
water where his garden wns. The snnie
night Vance, who had a sinkhole when
he went to bed, woke tip to find that
the hole was filled with dirt. In which
there seemed to be a lot of iiebbles
about the size of a man's fist. Natur
to-morrow, he'll take the money, and aa "Hy he was surprised. He examined
likely as not, cut my throat if I try to I the pebbles to find them potatoes, and
"Yes, and he'll marry me," chimed in
the Signorina. "Jack, we must hare a
"I don't see what good that'll do," I
answered dolefully. "The President will
take the money just the same, and I ex
pect he'll marry you Just the same."
"Of the two, I would rather have him.
Now, don't rage, Jark I I only aaid. 'of
after calling tbe family np they got to
work and gathered In six bushels of
potatoes rendy for mnrket.
"That's where the trouble began,
Redding claimed that under the law
where a man's stock wanders on to the
premises of another, without his fault,
be can go after It. He argued that tbe
same doctrine annlled to potatoes which
two.' Rut you're quite right; It hnd wandering habits. For be wns very
couldn't help us much to bring General
"To say nothing of the strong proba
bility of my perishing in the attempt."
"Let me think," said the Signoriua,
knitting her brows.
sure that the potatoes on the Vance
farm belonged to him. Vance and his
friends Invoked another principle of
law that n man owns bis land from
heaven to hades and be refused to dig
np the pot a toes for tbe benefit of bis
"All that hnppened ten years ago,"
continued Mr. Humphries, "and the
Redding and the Vances are still
course ot action. Once she lsn,i em-u owier. iwoortnree
me, then turned away with a restless '""'"'"'s have taken place between
movement and a algh. the parties and one of tbe Vance boys.
i siroiieu up to the window to look out. ,H ynrs old, was wounded by Are from
i uau s.oou mere a little while, when I the enemy.
It sometimes happens that one has to
plow sod whenever the opportunity pre
sents Itself for doing the work, with
out reference to whether- the time
chosen Is the best or not Some argu
ments might be advanced In favor of
early fall plowing, while late fall
plowing also has Its advantageous fea-
peaeh trees are made hardier In both
wood and fruit bud by the use of a I The firookaide.
cover-crop. Ry drying the ground some- I wandered by the brookside.
wnat in late summer the growth of the I wandered by the mill.
trees Is checked and the wood matures could not bear the brook flow,
properly before the advent of freezing Tn noi7 wheel was still ; ,
weather. Cover-crops that survive the Tnr" w,s no- burr of grasshopper,
winter rye. for lnstnnr At-. No chirP ' ny tiird.
mental tn nrnhni. k But 'he beating of my own heart
l e' ",";Z.,rr U. "T' "r' Waa .11 th. sound I heard.
. j , Bjiriug w iien
tllA IrMM hiuul oK l . . I
uvaiuv hue vi ui tree,
I watched the long, long shade.
And as it grew still longer,
I did not feel afraid
stop drying the soil, catch fall rains For I listened for a footfall.
ana winter anowa and check evaiiora- listened for a word.
ai i;m i'sius , i ...j im,
,4 I'lim I II if IB ui'im uiiujr iu Lilt? I i.,H., . . ......
fall, say. September or October. It g"! ?, T by V
Is iMuall- rw. ' - tn . iu.1- fruSt8 nre bwttt,r tluin those which live
ing before the nd r .Z. o h- .b7" " they
erwlse the grass may make consider
able growths, and thia In turn pre
vents the sod from decaying. If one
has the available borse power and also
the .time to do the work, bluestera sod
may be brought Into fine condition by
plowing It early ind afterwards disk
ing. It The ordinary method Is to nlow
late In the fall, If the sod Is turned
over completely lth but little buckling.
tne grass will 'make but little bend-
way, and consequently a saving of la
bor will be affected, as comnnred with
early plowing. Field and Farm.
Rut the beating of my own heart
Waa all the sound I beard.
He came not no, he came not
Tbe night came on alone
Gate for the Farm.
This gate cau be made from the farm
er s wood pile. A Is main post. H Is
a post 4 Inches In diameter, setting on The little stars sat one bv one.
a stone, I), about 10 Inches thick, half) Each on his golden throne;
In the ground, with a depression In cen-l The evening air paased by my cheek.
Ihe leaves above were atirr'd.
But the beating of my own heart
Was all the sound I heard.
heard her call softly:
I turned and came to her, kneeling
down by her aide and taking her hands
She gacd rather Intently into my face
with unusual gravity. Then she said:
"If you have to choose between me and
the money, which will It be?"
I kissed her hand for answer.
"If the money la lost, won't It all come
out? And then won't they call you dis
honest? "I suppose so," said I.
"You don't mind that?"
"Yes, I do NoN.d, like, to be called
a thief enpeelally when there's a kind of
truth about It Rut I should mind losinc
"Are you reslly very fond of me. Jack?
Now 1 11 tell you a secret If you hadn't
come here, I should havs married General
Whittingham long ago. I stayed here In
tending to do It. and he asked me very
soon after you first arrived. 1 taT, hl
my money, you know then."
I was listening Intently. It seemed as
If some things were going to be cleared
"Well." .he continued, "you know what
happened. You fell In lor with me I
tried to make you. and then I suppo I
I told the President I wouldn't marry him
Just then. Some time after. I wanted
some money .d I ked him to give me
hs.k mine. He utterly refused ; you know
u , qUiV, W,y' 1U id W011 "P
break with him openly; beside., he's very
hard to fight against. We had con.t.nt
d.spntes; he would never give back the
money, and I declared I wouldn't marry
him noles, I had It first, and no, then un'
vowed I ahould marry hint without a
Pnny of It; and so It went on. Rut he
IV"' y1" yo' J,rk- nt quite
a J'a w ,",nJ 0,' the
d'M. you know; and about the same time
I aaw he at last suspected something be
tween you and me. And the very day
before w ecamet ot he bank he drove me
to desperation. IU stood beside me la
this room, and said: 'Christina. I am
growing old. I shall wait no longer. I
Martin.' Then he apologised for his plain
.pes king for he-s always gentle In man
ner. And I defied him. And then, Jack
what do yon think he did?"
"What?" I cried.
"He laughed !" said the Signorina. with
trag.c Intensity. "I couldn't stand that
so I Joined the Colonel In upsetting him.
Ah. he shouldn't havs laughed at me,"
"They nre never spoken to each other
since that eventful night ten years ago.
i.owjers nnu politicians nave gone out
to help them settle their difficulties,
but they were obdurate, and If the feud
grows for twenty years ns It bas al
ready Florjdn and Marlon County will
nave n rend plni f0 ti,e fast that Ken
tncky has ever produced." Denver Re-
('amplna- la New York n
If you will take up any good map
of New York City and follow along the
Fast River with your finger until It
joins tne sound, you will find that from
there on the western shore of the sound
Is dotted with small Islands, says Coun
try Life In America. As to their num
ber and extent the map Itself. If It Is
a good one. may prove deceptive, for
many of the smaller dots are In actu
ality merely barren rocks of only a few
yards area, and not a few of them are
hnost awash at high tide.
The exploration of this' half doien
miles of shore either by launch or row
boat Is a fascinating occupation, and
you will find before you reach the "city
limits" some decidedly primitive natural
conditions, as well . soor. or m f
Islands, small but well above the water
and with rembby undergrowth among
The rrwlra an1 k . . o
rlo Bna lnpre n
slonal tree or two.
Some of them be
long to the city, some to Individuals,
while other., and some of tbe beat, ar,
of doubtful ownership and title One
or two are permanently oceupiM but
the other, are In almost every ens'e e
cesslble to orderly camping ZZl Z
many of those near .the shore are so
used every year, . w
rarrltr of Quail.
Quail starved to death by thousands
In the winter of 1!K)4 0.". but last winter
they had an eay time except lu Febru-
ry and March. From Massachusetts
to Indiana the quail are so scarce that
restocking has become necessary. The
birds for this purimse are bard to And.
More than 100.XH have been captured
In Alabama and the southwest, where
they still occur In abundunce, and have
been shipped north for breeding. Even
this supply Is Inadequate, and may not
last long. The quail Is perhaps our most
liopular game bird, and a market will
lie found for all tlunt can lie nroenred.
Complete success ha been had In rais
ing them on a small scale. Why should
not some one go Into the business on
such a scale that he could turn out
100,000 ounll per year? Country Life
CHEAP FARM GATE.
Fast silent tears were flowing,
When something stood behind
A hand was on my shoulder,
I knew Its touch was kind;
It drew me nearer nearer
We did not speak one word.
For the beating of our own heart.
aa all the sound we heard
ter. ost R made to fit It Rore 1-lnch
holes, put hardwood In and wedge the
same at post S. E Is a piece of 2-Inch
plank with hole to bold post R. F Is
a brace from R to C. This gate will Inst
for many year, and will swing either
Experiments In electrical farming,
which have been held by Prof. Lem
stroem, of Ilelsingsfors, have demon
strated Some verv interesting fnets. Tn
one experiment with carrots the yield he ,i,bIU on, "lttlu UP' tlmt may
was increased 30 jmt cent the first
PAPERS WALL WITH CHECKS
Itemlad Owner of Time When Ha
Sitting many hours a day gaxlng rem
lniscentiy at tne wails of a square
room pajiered with canceled bnuk
checks, Gerald de Costa, a queer old
character. Is passing the Inst days of
his life, says a New York World eorre
simndent ut River Denys. Cape Rreton.
Physicians say that he has an Ineurnble
d!seaie and order him to He down, but
To Stretch Fenco Wire.
Oo to the woods and cut a wide
spreading fork, three Inches In diam
eter at butt end, and three feet to each
JO" STBETCHIHO WIBC
year and 00 ier cent the second year
over plants that were not treated elec
trically. In another experiment with
potatoes where the current was gener
ated galvanleally In the earth by
means of copxr and tine plates con
nected by Insulated wires strung above
growing vines, an Increased yield of
from (K) per cent to 100 jier cent was
recorded. Some scientists now claim
thaat the large harvests of Spltzbergen
and Finland are due to the electrical
lufluence of the aurora boreulls.
Essential of Mlo.
The proper construction of tm silo
Is of tbe greatest Importance. If the
sides of the silo are not airtight, too
much air Is admitted and the silage
will spoil, if tbe walla are not per
fectly rigid the presence of the silage
crotch. Cut ofT fork branbes ao aa to
hav three feet spread at wire. Cue
both a. lever end windlass, aa ahown will cause them to spring out thus al
In diagram, staple wire on top and lowlna; air to enter between tbe silage
unve large nail In post beneath to hold ' lM wal1' "na. again, tbe result la
in piace. Xow wind np and staple. Can aecayea auage.
stretch eighty rods at one time. . Before building a silo the roost care-
fni attention should be given to loca-
Worid a shoes lassir. tlon, size, form and method of eon-
This country Is beginning to gain I structlon. These will differ somewhat
siowiy m ita number of sheep and yield according to locality and Individual
or wool. Rut the lamb and mnt- need. Farming.
ni'oree f, ntm.
n"nlnc-Tb.y say Skinner wife
treats blni shamefully
Greenlng-Wby doesn't he get a d.
Rrownlng-He., fralJ t0 A
money Is In her name,
!oth Side af (
ton demand has developed so rapidly
that from this cause tbe Increase Is
slower than tn some other countries.
Argentina seems to stand at the bead
now In numbers, having 7-i.379.$12
head, and Australia 72.322.91$. Russia
I. third, with about 53.000,000. and the
united State, next with 4o.170.423.
The United Kingdom claims 20,070.777.
Fralt Treoa aad Rabblte.
When snow Is on the ground rabbits
bave a hard time securing food and
will eai anyming mat will prevent
starvation. It Is then that they girdle
trees and do damage which la Dot with
in the power of tbe fanner to, repair.
smearing me trunk
look at the checks.
Ik? Costa went from London to Chi
cago after tbe great fire which devas
tated the Windy city and became
prosperous grain merchant. He contln
ued to wax rich until the panic of 1S'3,
when he was forced to the wall and left
practically penniless. While wealthy
he aid a big business through banks
and as he always kept the checks after
they had come back by way of the
clearing house he had nearly a trunk
ful at tbe time be failed,
These checks he hns alwaya treasured
as souvenirs of his prosperous day and
wnen ne came Here In 1S08 and bomrht
a small house between River Deny, and
Port Hood he papered the walls or nn.
of his rooms with them. They are
drawn on at least twenty banks, and
iecosTa aeciares ne can tell whn
eacn paia ror. mat is all the more re
markable, as tbe man settled bis nor.
uai as wen as ma business oblla-a
tlona with paper. He never earru.1
more than a dollar In cash In bis pock.
ria ai one nme, ana if a man didn't
want io cssn a cnecit be made no .t
D Costa says that he would rather
of ai tne cneck. than eat bis dinner
and this la literally true, for all hi.
ummui are serveu in the check room.
who Diooa or
France has i7S00.085 sheep, against wrapping the trees with tarred Diner
Germany's 7,807,173. Cape Colony has p mosquito netting two feet from the
11,318,829 .he.p iDd Natal 720,732. ground serves a. a protection.
Wren.- H toek. An estimate of the cost of growing
Improvement by selection bas made potatoes In Michigan recently made
me nve stock of this country more vai- "f" i i cents, which
nable. It Wig on0e supposed that a 'unds very low. says American Cultl-three-mlnute
rait In trotting was very vator, hut at the same time a grower
fast, and the four-mile running horses m aiuo county, Maine, reaches ex-
barely accomplished the distance In artly the same conclusion, having
sight minutes. A CO-pound slwep was grown 21d bushels for 130.24. which
large, and the raaor-back hog was on would be 14 cents per bnshrl. Some of
every farm. To-day e have trotting his items, however, Bound rather nn-
horsea that bave gotten close to a mile derestlmated. He figures for plowing
m rwo miniitpB the runner nas nearly nnu narmwins j. planting, 13.50, seed
reached a minute and a half, while tX fertilizer, fcno pounds, $11.75. bar
heep that !, 40O pound alive are rowing f2, parls green aridled II.
Jwt rare, glng and storing $d
Caase of Frlht.
She wa delightfully frh fn.A
lassie and clearly from the country dis
tricts, auu as sne walked ud Rta.
iuuiv ,unU una man turned to
look at ber. expressing the pleasure she
gsve 10 mm Dy a rrank stare of adml--aUoa
Presently the happy look In her
eyes cnangeo, or a sudden, to one of
sneer norror. wun a gasp 0f alarm
b caught her companion by tbe arm
and stood rooted In the middle of the
iramc. 10 nave seen her face at that
moment one would enslly bave Ima-ln-ed
that she was looking at nothing less
horrible than a cold blooded murder
And yet when one spectator wr k.
caught the tranaformatlon on her face
turned to see what had occasion.!
expression of shock and terror, a'l be
saw was the familiar spectacle In a
Chicago street of the wheels f
wsgon striking another.
There Is a lot of trouble In storo tn.
tbe woman who has so llttio to do that
MBS. DCBTIIA KUCl'P-II tUACII.
has mines by the score lu Germany
and a number of quarries and ship
yards at Kiel. She Is not yet 21 years
of age, but exerts more commercial In
fluence and possesses a greater Indus
trial power than any other woman In
the world. She Is a pretty girl with a
dark, rich complexion ; dresses plainly ,
nd Is a superb horsewoman. She Is
In close touch with the gigantic Indus
tries under her control and knows per
sonally thousands of ber begrimed em
ployes. Her delight Is visiting their
families, looking after their needs In
sickness and sharing their Joys In their
health anil prosperity.
After the wedding the bride an
nounced that she and ber husband
would give $2."0,(K0 toward the work
men's Invalid fund. Her mother said
Sire would give another $250,000 and
would also donate 125 acres of land on
which to build model economical cot
tages for the workmen.
Tbe great Krupp fortune, to which
she fell the principal and directing
heir, la one of the most gigantic In the
world. The history of the Essen fac
tory dates back to 1S10, when Peter
Frederlch Krupp began bis experi
ments In steel-making and was ruined
thereby. Ills son, Alfred Krupp. left an
orphan at 14. was tbe real founder of
the house. He took up the experiments
where his father had left them, and
from the manufacture of nnwetded
tires for wagon wheels drifted Into
the making of guns. When the Prince
Recent of Prussia, afterward Kmncmr
William I. of Germany, gave Krupp an
order for .100 guns, ho made the future
of the works secure. Since that time
more than 40.O0O gigantic weapons
have been supplied to no less than
thirty-five nations and States. To-day
the Krnpp field gun Is the bnsls of the
mobile artillery of Germany. Austria
Hungary, Italy, Russia and Turkey.
For three generations the Krnpp
works hnd descended from father tr
son. but there was no son to succeed
Raron Frederick Krupp. Rut Rertha
had been her father's chum and confi
dante and she knew almost as much
about the works ns he did. Therefore
be named her as his successor, and h
has proved well equipped for the task.
Ilia Own Son.
Richard Seddon, then premier of Ner
Zealand, wns very active In urging the)
colony to send troops to aid the mother
country In South Africa during tbe
Roer war, says the New York Tribune.
On one occasion be was taunted by an
opposition member with readiness to
sacrifice the lives of the colony'a man-
Too are ready enough to send our
sons and brothers to be shot at but
began the opponent'
-Sir." Interrupted the nremler. "T
have this morning signed a commission
for my own son and I have dared him
to come back without a wound."
His critic was effectually silenced.
What t anted the Bsplootoa.
A sweet little girl, tbe nrl.le t
family, rushed Into the bedroom n,,-
afternoon where her mamma wo. i
dulglng In tbe afternoon nap and ex
claimed: "Oh. mamma, thpr. 1. a
.. . ,. . - - 111 a ii
n the kitchen bugging the hlreii crt-i
Seeing the look of surprise on her mam
ma'a face she clnptied her ha ml. ..t
cried : "April fool I Ifa only papa J"
Oakley (Kan.) Graphic,
Every Monday we wonder what rum
ple do on Sunday to make them .
cross on Monday. We know what we
id ; we ate gravy, and chicken dnmn.
lings, and pie.
There Is auch a demand for shelves
n the house that any man can heenn,.
known as a good husband by hammer.
ing up a rew.
What bas become of the oi,i-f..i,i,.rwwi
boy who used to hunt the tielghlra
she finds time to prove to herself that p to Ret goose quill, wlta which to
ber Uuuband a love U Growing Cold. make potato .hooters 1
potato .hooter. J