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MRS. MARY J. HOLMES
4stsr f "Bsc. rv.M." "Tk. Fllt (WkM - " m IU Milt at." "lull
' MtaMvtrauk." ' leasts! SsMk.ss." "tak ,"
Madge her schoolmate called her, he
nuM Ilia nam suited her, they said ;
but Maddy t h-jr called her at home, and
there wa a world of unutterable tender-
(na Id Iho voice of th old couple, ber
rsuii rents, when they aaid that uaui,
while their dim rye lighted up with
jirij and joy when they rested upon the
young girl who anawered to Ilia name of
Maildy. Their only daughter' only child,
ah had lived with them sine her moth
er's death, for her father wa a aea rap
tain, who never returned from bia luat
voyage to China, ma le to nioutha before
ah wa horn. Very lonely and desolate
would the home of (iramlfather Mark
ham have been without the presence of
Madeline, but with her there, lh old
red farm bouse aeemed to the aged couple
lik a paradise.
Forty yeara they had lived there, till
In the rather barren noil of the rocky
bomriitrad, aril, saving the aad night
when they heard thut Itichard Clyde waa
lost at aea, and the far sadder morning
when their daughter died, bitter sorrow
had not come to them: and, truly thank
ful for the bh-aiitu-a ao long vouchsafed
tnem, they bud retired each flight In peace
with (iod and man, and risen each morn
ln to lira Hut a change waa coming
over them. In an vil hour Grandpa
Markham had signed a not for neigh
bor and friend, who failed to pay, and
an It fell on Mr. Markhain. who, to meet
th oVmantL mortgaged hia homestead
the recreant neighbor atill Insisting that
long before the mortgage ahould be due,
be certainly would he able himself to
meet It. Thin, however, be had not done,
and, after twice begging oil foreclos
ure, poor old (iramlfather Markbnra found
himself at the mercy of a grasping, re
morselesa man, Into whose baoda the
mortgage had nassid. It waa vain to
hoij thai: Milan rllocum would wait. The
money must either be forthcoming, or the
red farm bouse b aold, with Ita few
acres of land. Among lila neighbors there
waa not one who had the money to apnre.
even if be had been willing to do so.
Ami ao be must look among strangers.
"If I could only help," Madeline bad
said one evening when they sat talking
over their troubles; "but there's nothing I
can do. unlcNS I apply for our school
this summer. Mr. Green Is committee
man; he likes us, and I don't believe but
what he'll let me have it. I mean to go
and see;" and, ere the old people had
recovered from their astonishment, Made
line had raught her bonnet and ahawl,
and waa flying down the road.
Madeline waa a favorite with all, es
pecially with Mr. (ireen, and aa the
looking glass so tall that on can
the very bottom of their drew and know
Just bow it bancs. Dear m! I won
der if I'll ever live in such place as
No. no. Mad.lv. no P -atMed w!'h
the lot where Ud baa put you. and
don't he longing after something higher,
Our Kit her in heaven knows Just what
is best for us; aa II didn't see fit to
put you up at Aikenlde, 'taln't nowaya
bkely you'll ever live in th lik of it."
"Not utiles I ahould hapten to marry
a rub man. I'oor girla lik m bav
sometimes done that, haven't they?" waa
Maddy'a demure reply.
With th earliest dawn Monday sh
waa up, and her grandmother beard her
repeating to herself much of what ah
dreaded Ir. Ilolbrook might question
ber uon. Even when bendiug over th
wastub, for ther wer do aervants at
th red cottage, a hoik waa arranged be
fore ber, ao that ah could atudy with
her eyes, while her mall, fat handa and
dimpled arms were busy In th suda. He-
fore ten o'clock everything waa done, th
clothes, whit as th snowdrop in the
h.'.1 were ?.Tl.'z'.r. ca the
bav given rent to th laughter which I V ( V J-sr'', sr,(.
was choking him. and throws off hi di 4j&2rUlrf
...i k. oouid not bear Bow to un- 11 " , Lira" dBVsfl
deceiv her. and, resolutely turning bia
back upon th doctor, tie sat down by lb
pile of books and eoniuieuced tb exam
ination in earnest, asking first Ler age.
"Going oo fifteen, sounded older to
Madeline than "fourteen and half, ao
"goiug on fifteen" waa th reply, to which
Guy responded: "That i rery young.
"Yea, but Mr. Green did oot mind,
lies th committeeman. II knew bow
young I waa." Madeline Bald, eagerly.
ber great brown ryes growing larga with
tb look of fear which cam ao suddenly
... . . i m . . .. t.. c am mf I - ,u "uni r, ,. .
Ktl course, 1 1 juur vujiw;, - . w - .. ,
iafied It U nothing to m. only I ' bad The house . j2l,e tet( h ( round.
sociafrd trachizg with K-a xsuca i reri uigtj fpoBf gnu i "
older than yourself. What la logic. Mis In th. rca r. lt q,, thltt window, two
Clyde r . on too ooutb aid .nd 00 oo in
in BDrupmess wuu ut u u i tnu VIIU'D 4mlr nlentT """"'
question atartled Madelln to aucn Tboro nro no tho north and
degre. that ah. could not po.itlv.ly t.I w ...."""":. corner for
whether ah had ever heard that wora ; ; -..ng a
lea. could ah. r-II ita "u voiding dfir
ah. anawered frankly. wita an I plan, paper ana ...'.
I don't know." lu ouraiae. la rolled o tM ln" . , "
A girl who did not know what loglo naa a good ahln.i, roof. A raiaw
waa did not know mucn. in uuy a esu- lorm la Dullt two ,( a D't
mation. but It would not do to atop hero, I tbo main floor In and of tba hou.
and o h aaked ber next how many cases jm-i,,, Ij(lve whf)1 ir. th. rooata.
Tba rooata r.t upon I frama raar-ne..
Mai s .
Tba Uluitratilin .hi tba aiterlor
viw ana Croun1 pUll of v'"'
at. """ 'ntwided for . oly of ,owl'
to tba wall with hlnj tUllt U can
b anally ried toil tbo platform
cleaned In a very abort time eacn
mornln;. The ai.c nnJ' tbo roost
lilatfonn and the entlr ramalnlnf part
the kitchen floor was acrubbed, th win
dowa washed, th be.it room awept, the
vegetables cleaned for dinner, and then
Maddy'a work waa finished. "Urandm
could do all the rest," ah aaid, an
Mndelln waa free "to put ber eyea ou
over them big hooka If ah liked.
Swiftly flew th hours until It wa.
time to b getting ready, when again the
short hair waa deplored, aa before her
looking glaaa Madelln. brushed and ar
ranged her shining, beautiful locks.
"I could see splendidly In Mr. Rem
ington'a mirrors," ah aaid to herself,
with a half-algh of regret that ber lot
hail not been cast In some such place as
Aikenslde, instead of thera beneath the
hill in that we bit of a cottage, whoa
rear alanted back until it almost touch
ed the ground. "After all, I guess I'm
happier here," ah thought. "Everybody
likca me, while If I were Mr. Guy'a
slater and lived at Aikenside, I might
be proud and wicked.
Sh pinned on her little neat plaid
ahawl, and, tying the blue ribbona of ber
coarse atraw hat, glanced once more at
the formidable cube root, and then hur
ried down to where her grandfather and
old Sorrel -were waiting for her.
I ahall be ao happy when I come back.
because it will then be over, Juat lik
having a tooth out, you know," ah. aaid
to her grandmother, who bent down for
the good by kiss without which Maddy
never left her. "Now, grandpa, drive
on ; I waa to be there at three." and
school would be small that summer, the ..birruping herself to Sorrel, the' Impa-
....... in nt .Miidge went riding from the cottage
door, chatting cheerily until the village
of Devonshire waa reached; then, with
a farewell to her grandfather, who never
however, was an ohjectlon, and b must
tale time to aee what others thought of a
child like her becoming school mistress,
Oihcrt thoiiKht well of it, and ao before
the close of the next day it was gener
ally known through Ilonednle that pretty
dreamed that the man whom he waa seek
ing was ao near, she tripied up the flag
ging walk, and, aa we have Been, soon
little Madge Clyde had been engaged as ,,, in the ,,P01wnre of not ony ,Ior.
Komi, biio incniiii mit-v iiuiikii a t,rn,.i, hi, .l.n ...... i i .
l'oor, poor little Madge 1
'eek, with the understanding that she
til unt board herself. lt did not take
Maileline lung to alculnte that twelve
times three were thirty-six, more than a
tenth of what her graudfiither moat bor- I
row. It aeemed like a little fortune, and
blithe aa a sinking bird she flitted about
the house, now mopping a moment to fon
dle her pet kitten, while ahe whispered
the good news in ita very appreciative
ear, and then atrokiug her gruudfather'a
silvery hair, aa she said:
"You can tell them that you are aure
of paying thirty nix dollars in the fall,
and if I do well, maybe they'll hire me
longer. I mean to try my very lent. I
wonder If ever anybody before me taught
a school when they were only fourteen
and a half. lo I look as young as that?
If my hair were not short I ahould do
better. What a pity I cut It the last
time; it would have been so long and
"Never mind the hair, Maddy," the old
mnn said, gazing fumlly at her with a
half sli;h aa he remembered another brown
head, pillowed now beneath the graveyard
turf. "Maybe you won't paa muster,
and then the hair will make no differ
ence. There' e a new commit teeiunn, that
l'r. Itolhrouk from llonton, and uew ones
are apt to be mighty Htrict."
Inmantly Maddy's f oe lltinhed all over
with nervous dread, aa she thought:
"What if 1 should fail?" fancying that
to do so would be an eternal disgrace. Itut
ahe ahould not. She was called by ,.v
erybody the very best scholar in school,
th one whom the teachers always put
forward wh-tl desirous of xhowing n!T,
the one whom Mr. Tiverton and Sipiire
I.iimli and l-awycr Whittemore always
noticed so much. Of course she should
not fail, though she did dread Ir. Ilol
brivk. wondering much what he would
ak her tirt, and hoping It would be some
thing In arithmetic, provided he did not
stumble upon decimals, where nhe whs
apt to get bewildered. She had no fears
of. grammar. She could pick out the
most olsMire sentence and dissect a dou
ble relative with perfect ease; then, as
to geography, she could reeat whole
pages of that, while in (he spelling hoik,
the foundation of a thorough ediu-ation'
as she had been taughti she hail no su
periors and but a very few equal. Still
she would be very glad when it was over,
and she appointed Monday, both because
It was close at hand, and because that
was the diy her grandfather had set in
which to ride to Aikenahle, In an adjoin
ing town, and ask its young master for
the loan of three hundred dollars.
lie could hardly tell why he ha. I
thought of applying to Guy Remington
for help, unless it were that he once
had saved the life of Guy'a father, who,
aa long aa he lived, had evinced a' great
regard for h benefactor, frequently as
serting th-t he meant to do aoirtthing
for hi:n. Hut the something was never
done, the father was ikad. and In hia
airait the oil man turned to the son,
whom he knew to be very rich, and who
he had been told was exceedingly
"Mow I wish I could go with you clear
lip to A kenside! They say It's so beau
tiful." Madeline had said, aa on Satur
day evening they sat discussing the ex-js-ted
events of the following Monday.
"Mrs, Noah, the housekeeper, hal Sarah
(Jones there once, to sew, and she told
me all about It. There are graveled
walks, and nice green lawns, and big, tall
trees, and flowers- oh ! so many! and
marble fountains, with gold ti.hea In the
gaain: and statues, big as folks, all over
th yard, with two bras lions on the gat
svwta. Hut th house is finest of all.
There', a drawing Mom bigger than a
ll room, with carpets thst let your feet
artnk In so far; ph-fure and mirror, clear
o tb. floor think of that, grandpa I a
her were in Latin !
Madeline bad never looked loalde a
I-atin grammar, and again ber truthful
I don t know, air," fell on uuy a ear,
hut this time there waa a half-despair-iug
ton In the young vole usually ao
"I'erhapa. then, you ran conjugat. the
verb A mo," Uuy aaid, bia manner indi
..;ia th duubt be waa beginning to teel
a. to ber quallficatlona.
Maddy knew well what "conjugate1
Meant, but that verb A mo, what could
It mean? and had ahe ever beard It be
fore? Mr. Remington waa waiting for
ber; ahe must aay something, and with
a gaap ahe began: "I amo, tbou amoest.
he amoea. Mural: W amo, y. or you
amo, they amo.'
Guy looked at her aghaat for a slngl.
moment, and then a comical ami), broke
all over bia face, telling poor Maddy
plainer than could worda that ah. bad
made a moat ridlculou. mistake.
"Oh, air." ahe cried, her eyea wearing
the look of the frightened hare, "It la
not right. I don't know what It means.
Tell me, teach me. What ia It to amo?"
To most men It would not have seemed
a very disagreeable task, teaching young
Madeline Clyde "to amo," aa ahe termed
It sml some such hies flitted across Guv's
mind, a. he thought how pretty and or tno bouse, except the alley, may te
bright was the eager face upturned to bis, I uned for a scratching rootn. 1 ue alley
In cbornlnf It th friction to too
Tlolent, the butter la j(roduca too
aixHsllly, It la deficient In color ata
dee not keep well. ,
When tbo churn la qulto filled It
aliDoat Inipoaolble to produce butter,
not oiiIt because there lo'want of air,
but al" because the cream awella In
tba nrofwaa of churning.
Tba aluo of cream la baaed on the
dry aollda It containa aud cream rrora
different cowe and from the same cowt
at different perloda of tbo year baa a
aurprlalng dlffereuco In outter alu.
tears ago It waa common cuatorn
.t.eW thm wheat SB Boon BB It waa
well cured In tbo ohook. but gradually
this mistum m-ss abandoned until In
many parta of tho country It vaa
rare Bight to ace a atack.
Of recent yeara a reaction aeema to
be slowly taking place and stacking la
again coming In o fashion, according to
writer In American Agriculturist
Tbe reason for this la not In doubt.
It la tbe bitter and coatly experlencaa
that bave come borne to raraiora
tbrongb leaving their grain In tbe
ahoct until tho machine came around.
Of course, when everybody atacked and
the thrashing aeaaon occupied, alx
weeks or more, a majority of the crope
were necessarily left standing In the
shock for weeka, exposed to atortna
Now, of course, w bile It ta a fact that
Home waa never like this," anb)
Mr llriipeck, aa wub allow u atxiut
i lie deaf and dumb asj lum. Columbia
Karon (to bia aervant) Jobaun, baa
tnybcly been smam.'ng iu i!ttia escrpt
yourwir? Servant iea, air, you.
"She did very foolish thing when
ibo married." "Why, ha waa rich,
wasn't be?" "Yea It waa tbo foolish
tblug." Cleveland Leader.
Terry, papa Bays you mustn't come
to ae me any more." "Why, Ajftfle,
bow could IT I'm already coming aeveu
tliuea a week I" Clibngo Tribune.
Do you think young I'ropsley will
istoulsh hia friend yliea they aee bliu
in tho atager "Yea, If they think ha
an act" Cleveland I'luln Dealer.
Mr. Jawback Tbe biggest Idiot al
ways seem to marry the prettiest
women. Mrs, Jawback Now, you're
irylng to flatter mo. Cleveland Ixatler.
! n VJXl Crszv : U a reourter.
aluy seasons in July are uncommon, ,d th , ,h . j.,,..,,.. ..i.1Hlin.
they are of aufriclently regular octy- ,f Ro nflclt . returne1 tlto trltatrt to th. rre
rence to mak. the damage they Inflict L,Itor, closing the lutervlew.-I'hlladel- J "
9m9 flnlw. vh Ih. tiM t otimiultlv I . . liani lo iiir IKlllor
far outweigh tbo cost of aunuallly
stacking or storing the grain.
Blacking ran be carried on every
moment of tho day that the wheat la
dry enough to handle. If the stuck la
uncompleted at night or when a ahower
cornea up It can be covered with a tar
paulin. With his grain once safely In
"Your wife needa exercise; she slta
till too much." "I'll get ber a silk
iklrf "How will that help?" "She'll
keep moving ao aa to make lt rustle."
BOMB SUICIDE STATISTICS.
rkllalsu MarriaiM raws Hal
Illatt AanoaaT Uanaaata halloa.
Among l.OOO.OOO Bubbles of
rlasaea. It has been fnu.td that L'3
married men mlth children destroyed
their Uvea; 70 married men wltli.iit
cblldreo; 621 wldowera with, and 1,'k4
widowers without children.
With reBect to the women, 4.1 mar
ried committed suicide, while 1V
wldowa wltb and 2.'!S without off spring
completed the list.
On tbo face of things, says the Illus
trated Iximlon News. It would ait.ear
that lu t'blUllesa niarrlagea the num
ber of men suicide Is ibiK!ed am! !n
women trebled. leaving the case of
actual Insane persona out of count, It
would aim anear that In males sui
cide U more frequent than In female;
Pqually Interesting la that phase of
h rnbject which deala with the cause.
Ono table dealing with 0,7X2 caa?a
showa one-seventh caused by misery,
one-twenty-flrat part by losa of for
tune, one-forty -third by gambling.
one nineteenth by love affairs, ono
nlnth by domestic troubles, one-sixty.
rtxtli by fanaticism, and by foiled am
bition r.nd remorse one seventh and one-
The geography of oulclde la also of
high Interest Westcott saya the high
est proportion In Kurope la showti by
the Germanic races, Haxony having
"the largest snirt.u rste cf an iui,.
try." In Norway the rate was very
lnrge for a time, Ita decrease being at-
ater restrictions now
The Celtic racea have a low rate, and
thla la evinced by the flgurea for Ire
land and Walea. Mountainous regions
are said to show a lower rate than
lowlanda. In tho hlghlanda of Scot
land and Wales and In the high areas
lost Kaacy Strawberries.
the pure white forehead, suffused with a
faint flush, the cheeks a crimson hue.
and the pale lips parted slightly as Mad
dy appealed to him for th. definition of
"It la a Latin verb, and means 'to
love,' " Guy aaid, with an emuhaais on
the laat word, which would have mad.
Maddy blush had sh. been less anxious
(To be continued.)
It waa Guy who received her, Guy
w ho pointed to a chair, Guy who aeemed
perfectly at home, and naturally enough
she took him for Dr. Ilolbrook, wonder
lug who the other black-haired man could
be, and If be meant to atay In ther. all
the while. Half guessing th cause of
her uneasiness, and feeling more averse
than ever to taking part in the matter,
t lie uoctor withdrew into the background.
and sat where he could not be aeen. Thla
brought the abort dreaa Into full view,
togeiner witn tne dainty little foot, nerv
ously beating th. floor.
rne a very young, he thought, "too
young, b far," aud Maddy'a chancea of
success were beginning to decliu. even
before a word had been aiHiken.
How terribly atill lt waa for the time
during which telegraphic communication
were ailently passing between Guy and
the doctor; the latter shaking hi head
decidedly, while the former Insisted that
he should do hia duty. Madeline could
almost hea.- the tieatinga of her heart,
and only by counting and recounting the
poplar treea growing across th afreet
could she keep hack the team. At last.
summoning all her courage, sh lifted her
grent brown eyea to Guy, and said, plead
"Would you be bo kind, air, aa to begin?"
"Yes. certainly," and electrified by that
)""" ulr" use voice, ttie aweetest aav
one ne had ever heard, Guy knocked
down from the pile of book's the only
tne at all appropriate to the occasion.
He commenced oerations by sharpen
ing a lean pencil. .Mailily counted e
itagment as It fell upon th floor.
nig so mucn that he would com
Mail Guy Remington reflecte.1
he would never hav consented to do the
doctor' work; but, unncenstomed to
country usages, especially those pertain
ing to achoola and teachers, he did not
cnnsiuer mat ,t mattered which exam
in.-u Mini young gin, nimsvir or Pr. o
btook. Viewing It somewhat in the light
of a joke, he rnther enjoyed It. When
the pencil was sharpened sufficientlv h
mrii.-u .iinuciine ny a-iiing ),- name.
"Madeline Amelia Clyde." was the
meek reply, which tiny quickly recorded.
Now, Guy Remington intended no Ir
reverence; inu.-eii. he could not tell what
ue u,.i intemi. or what it waa which
prompted his next query:
"Who gsTe you this name?"
Perhaps he fancied himself a hoy again
in the Sunday school, and standing before
the railing of the altar, where, with oth
ers of hia age, he had been asked the
question proHnndcd to .Madeline Clyde,
who d.d not hear the d.x-tor'a smothered
laugh aa he retreated into the adjoining
In all her preconceived Ideas of this ex
amination, she had never dreamed of be
ing catechised, and with a feeling of ter
ror as she thought of that long answer to
me question. " hat is thy duty to thy
neighlsirV" and doubted her ability to
repeat lt, she said : "My sponsors, n bap
tism, gave me the first name of Made
line Amelia, sir." adding, aa ahe caught
and misconstrued the strange gleam In
the dark eyes Sent u;on her, "I am afraid
I have forgotten aonic of the catechism ;
I did no know It waa necessary in order
to teach school."
"Certainly, no; I do not thing It Is. I
beg your pardon." wer Guy Remington's
eiaculatory repliea, aa he glanced from
Madeline to the open door of the adjoin
ing mom, where waa visible a slate, on
which, in hug letters, th amused doc
tor had written "lUorkhead."
Ther waa something In Madeline's
quiet, womanly, earnest manner which
rommandd Guy's respect, or bo would
Believed la Law aad Order.
Not long ago there appeared at the
gate of a penitentiary In Kentucky a
man woo anked to aee the warden. He
waa a tall, well-dressed, fiue-uppearlng
man, wltb all tbe marks of a citlzcu of
the eastern or mountuiu portion of tht
state. At hia request the wurdeu show-
d hhu the Jull. Not a detail escaped
the vlaltor'a eye. He asked about tho
hours of exercise aud of labor, looked
at tne kitchens, iuapeeted tbo food.
looked critically over a few cells, and
ut luat, wheu he bud made himself fa
miliar with the routine aud adminis
tration, departed to visit some other
platvs of interest lu the neig!iborhod,
"What time do you cloaa up for the
night?" he asked us he went away,
"At 0 o'clock," said the warden.
A few minutes before 5 tho stranger
again appeared at the olllce and pro
duced from his iHX'ket a tile of papers.
"Well, sir," he aaid, "I reckon you'll
Just have to lock me in now. My time
seems to be up."
"Lock you In!" exclaimed the ward
en. "What do you mean?"
"Just what I any. Ixick me In. I'm
to be one of your prisoners. Here aro
my piiiers." lie bunded over bis com
mitment, which was regular, and re
quired the warden to confine him In
the penitentiary for two yeara.
"Hit down and tell me about this,"
said the warden. The stranger took a
chair and explained.
"You see, up In my county they been
having considerable talk up there about
law and onler, and against every man
doing hU own ahootlng. I'm that way
myself. I believe In the law, nnd tho
sheriff. Put of course, wheu they came
to lie a little shooting among some
chaps that had a feud in their fami
lies., and It wasn't nolMidy else's bui
nesa, and the sheriff Htcpied In and
tried to arrest the fellow that done
the ahootlng, and be lielng a friend of
mlnp, I Just naturally had to go along
ami hpo that be got away.
"There was considerable use of guna,
and In the course of It the sheriff
that's Jim Hurt got shot up quite
bad. They all said I done It. and I
mu i iiomii i uiu, innugti we were all
"So they np and Jailed mo. and had
me tried, and found me guilty. I own-
el up I probably done it. as they suld,
and the Judge gave me two years la
me penitentiary to pay for It.
"That's where the trouble coum In,
Jim tiurt, lies a great friend of mine.
Of couree by law be hud to come dowa
here with me and turn me over to you;
but being shot up that a way, he wasn't
iu Hiiy snape to travel. Ic said it
would Just break him all up to have
to come. I whs sitting up nights with
la separated from the pen by wire net
ting except under th nests where ver
tical slat should b tttwl placed two
Inches apart Uetween those slats the
chickens feed out of I trough that slta
In the alley v. hero they canuot get Into
It with their feet
War Milk Cwta More.
Interesting statistic si to the cost
of milk production given by the
local milk dealers of 1 Massachusetts
town In an announcement made of an
Increase In the retail price of milk to
seven cents a quart during the winter
months. On thla uoouncement we
find tbe following rygeatlvo comparl
"Twenty yeara apmlll feed coat $14
per ton ; today $22 jrr ton. Then cot
ton seed cost $18 r ton; today $34
per tou. Then, funilnbor cost $-0 per
month; tortay, fjc fpT month. Then
milch cows r-J 4 each ; today, $i
each. Koniirf nllk dealer's outfit
consisted ofnW'5 tin cati. costing
alsuit $15. lodil for the same busi
ness, It reojlrri ftottles. boxes, fillers.
coolers, etc. rotting $130. Our plumb
ing, carpenenf repairs. blucUsmithlng
and other He exines huve increased
33 per cent Added to the aliove are
the conataily Increasing restrlctlona
or state aig local Isiards of health,
which undoiltedly improve the quality
of the milium at a considerable In
crease In eng. which Increase has fallen
on tbe pNwr and dealer, when lt
should be puJhj. the consumer."
"I don't know what I'm t-golng to
do,' J I in says.
"'Why, Jim,' I says, 'you ain't going
to do anything. You give Ule t.m
1ts, ami I'll go down to the la-tilten.
tlury and hand Via over when I ,,t
lu. I wouldn't te the cause of sJt
having any trouble,' I told him.
"So Jim give me the paiiers, and I
come down here, and here I am. So
l.xk me up, Mr. Warden, and I'll lMlt
In my time any way you sat till ,-
two yeans are up."
Teacher-Now. Tommy, tell n. gu
ttling alsiut Asia Minor.
Tommy Asia Minor? oh I .
the Asia minor Is some chap from A.i!
who Isn't old enough to vote.
The autograph of Column. . ..
' Farmers uultrr Faarler.
The farmer baa a real grievance
against the poultry fancier, iu that he
has done ill 0f bU crossing mul In
breeding of fathers, d-niKhters. uncles
and aunts without nii.v regard to prac
tical utility, mja fanning, whether
the bens fmn which he has been breed
lug were pr, diKiTitr 1,0 a J''"r or
-'tsi made tio difference. His whole aim
has been tii breed out a fowl' flight
feather or two. or to create a better
comb, or eye, ,,e a better tint at a
sacrifice of even-thing else. The re
mit Is that wb. n a fanner goes Into
the market to buy thoroughbred with
s iiioiiPT hj ki, ,M.b(.t ready nnd will
ing to (lay for ,ile boat stock, he not
only often pan, for qualities he does
nor need, huti.-tually pays a premium
for soinethin. thllt bus tieen obtained
at a aacrt(t, -r tit virv imnlitlos
which h. ita, ne,.d. There ate a few
men, however, raising thoroughbred
took that li "bred to lay," r to meet
certain mnrket demands, and those are
tbe men that houId be patronized.
Large yield, (t.r animal means less
t In making them.
Success la h,m, dairying depends
upon four thl0K,; The cow, her cn.-e
and feeding, t!i manufacture of the
produi. th marketing of tho same.
L'uless g tig g an utra milker,
she Is less pf,,fltHt)le than a smaller
ne that ! . far mllker.
The butter product of all cows Is
more or lei Influenced by the care and
feeding of the ,ni,al.
An advantage cf dairying In connec
tion with gra r.ing Is that It makes
home market for borne grown crops.
Oalrylng ha, ,illg advantage, that Its
produce Is tll9 e of food and !s
always In dei,,aj at some price and Is
therefor , n,,,,,. cr,,p to the farmer;
to thla may ,d,led the fact that the
"owy cornea quite frequently.
"1th th (i.,lr eows It la not neevsv
wrT at any time that the water be
Try cold, but It li of tlie y flr,t
hTipnnanc. th.. i. h nure and whole-
Jf tho temperature Iow the
t' and friction ennsnme! in cbom
art so gr that the butter be
comes soft deficient In color and does
"O keep well.
Tb ajioad of tb. fhurn depends npon
ilao of th chorn and tbo amount
cream, btrt It should turned ao
to glrw th. cratMt coocubbIoii to
Landlord Sir, tho other tenant will of Swltxerland suicide la rare.
the atack the farmer la Independent of 001 ,r the flat If you lnalst on Times and seasons also operate, ap-
tbo weather and the machine boss and Paying tho cornet Mr. Touts I'm Pnrently. to Influence the act of self-
can a-o about hia other work serenelv f'ad of that They were very annoy- Mewnictlnn, It4iughly sjieaklng, tho
conscious that bo baa done his duty In big. Cleveland Tlaln Dealer. curve line of suicide, calculated
aafeguardlng bis principal cash crop. "Father," aaid little Hollo, "what la lnrouK' lM yar. rises from January
evolution?" -Prninno,. , i. a lo Juy' ana "ecreaato ror tne second
lort of anolomr which mnn haa Invent- half of th J"Mr- Tne maximum perl
mm unve iwn ounu to ran in may,
June and July. I believe Indeed Juno
Is found to show a marked predom
inance as a suicide month.
One reason for such pre-eminence In
tbe warm season of the year la Bet
down aa represented by the onset of hot
weather affecting the system and tend
ing to disturb the mental equilibrium
of the subjects. In 1,00.1 eases noted
In Paris the prevailing hours of eelf-
dest ruction were from 0 a. m. to noon
Five years ago Henry Jerolatnan, U for displaying ao many of the tralU
the New Jersey strawberry man. pro- )f 0w ,ower an,maa,WnBuiiigton
duced a seedling,
which 1b bore
shown. When the
Increase of the
first plant had
made a row eight
feet long Mr. .Tero
lamnn on going
away ono day tohl
the boy left In
He I'm going to bring Jolt borne
with me to dinner to-night She Oh,
mercy, dear, don't! It's the cook's day
tut, and I'll bave to cook dinner! Hi
Never mind; I owe Jolt one, anyway!
What bna become of tbe maid you
thought such a prize?" "Oh, I had to
charge that no berries were to be sold let ber fto', rel,lleJ tl,e 'oon'1 f""bIon- and from 2 to 3 p. m.
from those planta for less than $1 per
quart, thinking that would lie prohlbl
tlve. On hia return the boy handed
him $4, a customer having taken four
quarU, all that were ready at lbs
time. Next day the same mnn re
turned and got three quarts more. Thll
waa running Into money so fast thai
Millionaire seemed an appropriate;
name for tbe berry. The fruit lllu
trated waa two
two Inches In di
ameter and about
aa largo aa any
seen. Many run
from one and a
quarter to one and
a half Inches. The
slmiie Is uniform,
it us." Philadelphia Ledger,
Iiear little Maudle awoke about 2
'clock the other morning and asked
mamma to tell her a fairy tale. "It's
too late, darling," mamma replied.
Daddy w ill be In shortly, and he'll tell
M both one." Philadelphia Inquirer.
Willie, did you put your nickel In
the contribution box In Sunday school
to-day?" "No, mamma. I ast Kddlo
Lake, the preacher's son. If I couldn't
Keep It an' spend It fer candy, an' bo
give me permission." Denver News.
"The lady whose name you gave aa
reference, Delia," said Mrs. Hiram
Often, "tells me you were not alwaya
truthful and obedient" "No, ma'am,"
no coxcomblng being noted; color LppHed the new servant "I couldn't be,
bright red, with a fine gloss; wl(j ller temn me u the time to say
able woman. "After her operation for I Perhaps one of the most curious
appendicitis she thought she was ono phases of thla atudy la revealed In tbo
quality good, above the average
to my taste. Ita sen wins Is long
and nearly every berry la atrong and
abundant, the plants standing from ten
to fifteen Inches high by actual meas
To produce strawberries of mam
moth size, so that a dozen berries will
fill a quart basket, plants aliould be Bet
out In tbe early part of August In good.
rich soil and kept well cultivated dur-
Imr the growing season. All runners
should be kept off tho plant Rural
Horse aad O
A famoua veterinary surgeon declare
that grass beats all the drugs in crea
tlon as a sure cure for sick horses and
mules. Horses should bave a few
IHiuiiils of grass dally from spring until
full, he says. The prevalent notion
that lt la harmful Is Idiotic and cruel,
Cm as to horses la tbo same as frenh
vegetables ami fro It to na. Their
craving for It proves their need of It
Yet iKtiomnt. unfeeling drivers yank
them away from It as If It were poison
Itmtend of the life giving medicine lt Is,
leslgned by their Mnker for them
When they gnaw the bark of trees or
eat leaves It Is because tney crave
grass and can't get It Ruffalo Horse
Jlew Strawberry Varieties
Several hundred new varieties of
strawberries have been Introduced
within tho past five years, and each
has had Its share of praise until tho
amateur Is confused. Failure with cer
tain kinds Is because all varieties do
not thrive alike under tho same comll
tlons. Some will give better results on
light soil than on heavy, and some will
not thrive except on moist soils. The
tsglnner should endeavor to select a
srletv that has been tested In bis
neighborhood w Ith good results. Straw
berry plants may t set out In the fall.
though tho spring season Is usually
Fastanlnat Feaea Wlr.
A better way to fusten wire to a
fence post where staples do not hold Is
to use short pieces of wire. Twist one
end around the wire on one side of the
post, bring It around on th other side
and twist around the wire again. P.y
treating several jsista this way the
wire will be drawn quite tight with
out the aid of a stretcher.
Taantp la 11 as.
Ion't kill those little chubby fat pigs
because they have the "thump," says
a writer In Farm and Fireside. Quit
giving so much corn; give them milk,
kitchen refuse, bran and anything but
so much corn. Give them coal to eat
whenever they want It One man
killed three of his pigs because be did
not know what was wrong with thorn.
H. said they bad fits wben they went
to drink their slop. Ho thought they
were going mad, so be knocked them
In the bead. With a little care they
could bare been saved.
the wasn't at home." Philadelphia
"May I Intwoduce to you my
fwlend?" asked a fashionable young
man at a recent unnee. "He la a lit
swawy man, you know." "Indeed!" ex
claimed bis partner. "Aw, yes. He
aent the Society News a list of the
ruests at the last pahty, and tbe edltab
accepted It." Tlt-Itlts.
"I am afraid, madam," gnld a gentle
man who was looking for country lodg
ings, "that the house Is too near the
nation to be ploasant" "It Is a little
noisy," assented tho landlady, "but
from the front veranda one has such
a fine view of people who mlsa tbo
train." Philadelphia Inquirer.
Her (sighing) Oh, I met auch a
lovely, polite man to-day. Him
Where was that? Her On the street
I must bavo been carrying my umbrella
arelessly, for he bumied bis eye into
It. And I snld, "Pardon me," and he
laid. "Don't mention It I bave another
ye left" Cleveland Lender.
Minister (on return from holiday)
Well, Daniel, my good man, and how
have things been going on In my nb
lenoe? Daniel I Nn-d, sir, a' things
jeen gaun on brawly. They say you
meentsters when ye gang frne homo
lye tak' guld care to send wnur men
than yourseelfs to fill tbe pooplt Put
re never dae that air! Punch.
rrearh Rui Hla Priced.
A collector of rage offered tho man
ager of a large new York Isiardlng
bouse a certain price for a bag of worn
"These rags are worth more than
that" aaid the shrewd landlord. "I
run Beveral houses In this neighbor
hood, aud all are occupied exclusively
by French guests."
The dealer apparently considered
that remark sufhVlently explanatory.
Ho cast a hasty glance upon the con
tents of the bag, then raised the price,
"And he could well afford to raise It,
too," said the landlord. "Even at that
rate be will make money off the things.
French rags the world over bring a
higher price than any other. The rea
son why? French people wear a bet
ter quality of linen and their cast-off
rarmenta are In demand by all manu
facturers of high-grade paper."
A I.a flora.
Ta," asked the wise little boy, "how
do they dx'k a ahlp?"
Mr. Wise never looked np from hia
paper, but answered off-hand:
"Dock a ahlp? Why er w hy, they
cut off Its rudder, of course." Judge,
Orator (excitedly) The American
eagle, whether It la roaming the des
erts of India or climbing the forests of
Canada, will not draw In Its horns or
retire Into Its shelL Independent
Tbere are sermons In atones and Ice
treaxa la bricks.
fact already alluded bi namely, that
different countries appear to show pref
erences for different means of commit
ting suicide from other lands. The
most common Euroiiean method Is by
means of banging, but In Italy this
mode of self-destruction Is rare.
Drowning comes next In onler, and
twice aa many women as men perish In
this way each year In Europe;. Shoot
ing Is frequent In Italy and In Switzer
land. Cut throat Is common In Eng-
lund and Ireland; It does not seem to
constitute anywhere else a freguent
mode of ending life.
Poisoning Is a Sieclally Anglo-Rnxon
method of suicide, we are told ; while
suffocation by the funics of carlsinlo
acid gas, luhulcd In a closed room. Is
very typical of suicide In France.
riaarne at Wolves la Caaada.
James K. Cornwall has returned
from a month's trip to the northern
country beyond Athabasca Landing,
writes an Edmonton correspondent
Mr. Cornwall states that the wolves
are creating devastation, and Inesti
mable loss among the settlers of the
upper Peace Illver district.
At Dunvegan and Fort St John more
than $L'5,K) worth of horses have been
killed by the wolvea. The reason for
tho ravenoua rampage of the wolves la
the scarcity of lynx and rabbits, which
bave died off or have migrated lu large
So numerous have the wolves become
and so desierate In their Invasions that
for the first time In the history of the
North the Dogrlh Indians have been
unable to pay their debts at Fort Ver
million because the wolvea bave reg
ularly cleared up their trna and bait
and have even devoured their' dogs.
Clement Paul, the celebrated hunter
and trader of Hay Hlver, killed tweu
ty-elght wolves this winter within a
radius of Ave miles of his cattle cor
ral. Toronto (J lobe. "
Waallnar a Modera ftaslaeaa.
Whaling la a small enterprise con
pared with the great Industry of long
ago. The old lure, oil. Is scan-ely
thought of today, the vegetable worbl
having so completely supplanted (he
leviathan In tbe arts. The bone's the
thing. It has never been higher In
price, some $l.50 a ;mu!ii1 today, and a
right whale will average more than
2Z,( pounds of bone. Two whales
will yield a ship a dividend. Five Is
the average catch. It costs alsiut $I.V
OtiO, Including advances to the person
nel, later deducted from their cntcb
percentage, to outfit a ship for a sum
mer In the Arctic. Often the catch U
worth f 120nm, of which about $iVi0
goes to the skipper. There's money In
whaling, often more than In mining
and salmon canning, the north admits,
and so even greater lawlessness exists
than In those pursuits.
"No, I've nothing for you," snapMd
tbe woman. "Why don't you look foi
"Madam," responded tho applicant
for a band-out "no later than this
morning I read of a man near here who
starred to death while looking for
work. I do not desire to anmry this
hoftpltable emrnmunlty by expiring In
Its mldat" Philadelphia Ledger.
Tbere are many big questions to be
considered now, but In eonslderlrsg
them, don't be a bog ; don't take every
thing for yourself, and leave nothing
Patletvs -I understand be and his
wife produce Brings.
Patrice Ills wife furnishes the
j words, no doubt Yonkera 8 U teaman.