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Technicalities are for the purpose of
getting nieu out of Juil. Dot for getting
When people llc for trouble, eome
sort of esoteric Intuition leads tbem
right to tlie spot
- TVhVaTuTilJ.itunVn?unu"uTTuiTrj,.H.l. than their thoroughness
r I . ai-im M ..V. ..1 An
Its egg t the bottom of well was
advised to lay low.
"Pr. Wendol declares that men are
more beautiful tbnn womeu." Doctor,
you make us blush.
Itochctte, the Purls swindler, waa
once a waiter. The processes of evolu
tion are slow, but sure.
No woman would ever agree to the
proposition of not saying auythlug un
til she had something to say.
Paderewskt't w Ife has paid $7,500 for
four chickens. The curious thing about
II Is that she didn't get them lu a fusil
loiuibrti res tnu runt
"Ohio Scientist Dies lu Guatemala
Whllo Studying flora." reuds a head
line In an exchange. Flora must have
reheated his liiijtiUltl veiiesH.
A Louisiana Congressman rend an
nrlglnul iMiein of eight stanzas in the
House I lie other day and escaped un
harmed. Tho other members escaped
Mine. Gould says she lias had all tho
matrimony she wants. She ought to re
member, however, that there are some
much better brsnds than the kind alio
A widower In Ixtngjiort, N. J., mar
ried bis housekeeper In order to keep
her In the family, lie had a mistaken
Idea, prliHa, that he wss doing some
thing striking and novel.
'IT) at suppressed excitement In agri
cultural circles growa out of two star
tling facts. Long Island farmers have
organized a potato trust, and a Califor
nia Cblnamau has produced an odor
I'erhaps the new gun that shoots
2,00,(X0 bullets an hour will be a use
ful adjunct to higher civilization, but
It doesn't appear as If thure would be
much left for It to shoot at after the
first hour or so.
The Washington bank president con
victed under the pure-food law of sell
ing a liendacho cure containing danger
ous drugs blames the President for his
conviction. Mr. Roosevelt's friends sin
cerely hope he Is guilty.
"He never said, 'Go, boys,' but al
ways 'Conic, boys," " was the splendid
eulogy that Bishop Potter pronounced
over the boil of a Sew York fireman
who lost bis life on duty. But such
heroism as bis Is not unusual In the
fire department, for It Is true, ns the
chief of the brave man says, that ev
ery fireman knows Mint he risks his
life at every big flro, and does his duty
In spite of It.
It has been supiMtsed that smoking
makes mirh slaves of Its victims that
they rarely seek to lighten the yoke.
National figures In regard to the to
bacco industry Indicate the contrary.
When the financial panic of last Octo
ber appeared, the production of cigars
decreased a hundred and forty-six mill
ions In a single month, anil In D.tpiii-
ber dropped off to the extent of another
hundred million. The manufacture of
cigarettes was also greatly lessened,
There was evidently a d.-slro to econ
omize, If not to break off the habit.
Valerian lirlba.vitlofT, who died re
cently In Paris, was callisl "the father
of newspaisT Illustration." The prae-
tli-e of Illustrating news articles was,
of course, common to many weekly
priM-rs long ls-f ire Mr. Grlbayedoff
reached New York tu the early eighties
but it was he who first saw and mas
tered the dllnVulf of making Illustra
tions for the dallies, and his work gave
an enormous Impetus to what mav be
called the graphic retorting of news.
Through no fault of th, distinguished
Russian artist, his Innovation also gave
ltns'tus. If not origin, to a new kind of
"faking"-the "Illustration" "drawn
...mii hi.-si.!). ri'imris, wiilcn, ns
the New York Nation remarks, might
us well lie ilrnwn from the Imagination
Many of the so-called newspam-r "ar
tlsls" of the day might profitably study
the faithful work and the admlralil
skill which Mr. GrlbayriliilT put Into
Judge Whitman ilcclnrcs that In hi
judicial t'sperleiiee be never knew i
imnieiicii criminal to reform, and be
cites tlie chaplain of one of the gren
State prisms as inPiilttiiig th.it all cf
forts tu save lial.ltual criminals ar
... .. ...i .,..
-iinu-'i. dimge vtmiumn even fixes III
ss the age nftiT which the hope f ro.
rormaiioii is groundless, and any cxten
"ion or merry a mistake. He insist
that our treatment of linrd.iM-d rrlml
iinls Is far too easy for the prottvtlon
r the public ft-,,,,, them, ami fur tit.
Usui . en goo.i nature or our Jurors lie
l.laini'S the system which allows
l.ti.M m tl.i... ...... I...,
s " " m.'-i- ociwiiMi uie coin
inlssl.in nf it crime and the trial (.f t;,
men nrrestcl for It. Ills lllnstr.i tlm
.-, ii..- ,.,i n nin I.-,, iDtnim prNon In
Manhattan, but be exempts the Pistrir
Attorney of New York County from re
spoi.sibillly fur the eondiili'in t'.cn
The ef.'e, t of the delay Is to make pc.
Jde forget the crime, so that when the
.trial cuiiirs the one pi rsonal appeal in
the enso Is nf sympathy f..r the prison
er who must face a long term In prison
or perhaps the electric chair. If the
Jury Is severe with him. If trials could
lie held when the crime was still fresh
enough In the public mln.l to excite
liorror, Judge Whitman believes tha
our verdlcta would be far less foolish
ly Softhearted and the protection
society from men w hose only source of
Income Is through crime would
In tu address ou "Education In Eng
land" the VVbltelaw Iteld said
Unit although many ao-ealled
"frills" are provided by the English
elementary schools, they are not pcr
u:ltteU to take the place of easentluls.
"Whatever else a Indon child umy
learn at a provtded arbour (lu Ameri
can parlance. common school), ue
must and does learu to read, write aud
cipher." "Nothing I apt to strike an
Auiericuu more, when he comes to know
.1,- i.r.1iii-t of Knellxh elementary
these essentials." Thoughtful Ameri
cans are struck by the success of hu
roiean elementary schools In teaching
essentials, because they are accustomed
to a considerable lack of success In this
respect on the part of American schools.
It Is a pardonable breach of confidence
to say that the "Companion" receives
many Icttera. the suhstitnce of which
shows that the writers sre Intellectu
ally alert and have been to school, but
which sre Inaccurate and essentially
"iiiie.liintU" in style and elllng.
There Is no reason for deMrnte lam
entutlon over the fact, and this Is not
the place to suggest revisions of the
school system or to offer technical ad
vice on education ; but it Is Important
to Insist on the fact, and to .keep it
continuously before the minds of par
ents and teachers. Euroiean schools
are harassed by many problems of ad
ministration and ownership from which
America haa always happily been free.
We have plenty of money to pay for
good schools ; In almost every communi
ty the taxpayer gives the school com
mlttee what It asks for. Yet notwlth
standing the freedom and generosity
which our schools enjoy, they do not
succeed as they should, and we have
many lessons to learu from the common
schools of the enlightened parts of Eu
roj. Improvement will surely come If
all questions of school administration
and system ar based upon the post
late that the business of the common
schools Is above all things to teach all
children to read, to write, to cipher.
To a writer for the New York Times
a French soldier expresses his amaze
ment at the ability of the British sol
dier to shake hands with bis enemy
after a fight, whether be Is conquered
or a conqueror. lie declares that the
I.atln races have so little of this virtue
that they hardly uuderstaud Its exist
One day the Frenchman, who was In
South Africa during the Itoer war, saw
two British oflleers walking through the
camp with a Itoer, all three engaged In
earnest conversation. He turned aside
so as not to have to salute one who, he
supposed, had nine to give Information
lu regard to the Boer outposts. Pres
ently he mot one of the two officers.
"Be sure to tie ou time for luncheon,"
said the Englishman. "We're going to
make a noble spread for the Boer you
saw with us."
The Frenchman's anger broke out.
He declared that he would not sit at
meat with a trajtor.
"Who's a tr.i!tor?" retorted the offl
er, much amazed. "The poor man's
captured, and he's had such beastly bad
luck, we thought a lunch would cheer
'From that day," remarked the
Frenchman Hfterward. "I saw what
made the British great. The Boer war
was carried on with the bitterest feel
ings between the two nations. To see
the English now, building up the coun
try In the same spirit that moved the
oltlcers of that regiment, Is a wonder
to us Latins.
"We do not forget and forelve easllv
When my Italian friends are annoyed
with me, they still reproach me with
the murder of Conrad of Ilohenstnufen
by Charles of Anjou In cleveii huudred
The I Sllflrr.
I met her while crossing the street.
Her cheeks have a wonderful flow
She is pretty and stylish and neat.
But her glance it a positive blow ;
ror she screws up her features, as
She hnti-d the sight of a male.
And 1 shrink -though inquiry will .how
She is merely adjusting her veil.
To see her at home is a treat
That only the fnir ran bestow;
At the play she is perfectly swoet,'
But abroad sIih's the picture of woe
See her lips, how tli.y twist to and fro'
! she suffering pain? Is he pale
mm iiiiysirai anguish? Not i
She Is merely adjusting her veil.
If she stick out her tongue when you
Hon't think you're Insulted, and go.
If she gasps like a fish in the heat
Don't run for assistance go slow.
With practice, you'll probably grow
Quite hardened, ami not even quail
At the sight, but may tell yourself, "Oh.
She is merely adjusting her veil!"
On the loveliest countenance, lo !
This hideous er)snt must trail,
la it toothache? Mumps? Chewing gum?
She it merely adjust iiig her veil!
The Time tor Illsspprarlnar.
The seamy side of modern Inventions
Is touched iih.ii In the Toronto Gln!.
story tsdow :
An old fisherman was rowing in his
boat one day w hen an automobile canoe
sprung a leak near him. and immiiliati
ly sunk. ,
To the Indignation of the canoe's oc
cupants, the old man pnld no heed to
them, but rowed calmly on his way
However, the wrecked canoeist, '',.
aged to twlm to him. and as ther clam
bered Into his bot, . f ,,., ,
"Confound It. why didn't you lend us
a band? Couldn't you see that we were
The fisherman stared h;,rij Bt
'Blessed If I didn't think ye was one
o them new fangled submarines" ai,i
he, grsvely. ' Mlu
Rome actresses look upon m.trUaon,
as a sort of progresses gaai. '
The Firm of
JislPl IsJ '
A. CONAN DOYLE
CHAPTER XII. (Continued.)
"Cut down! You don't mean to say
you sre paid In proportion to ths rotten
"There ain't no use siskin' a secret of
it .i,n. friends." said Migga. "That's
just how the land lies with us. A voy
back I snoke to Mr. Girdle
tone, sud I says to him, says I, 'Give the
hip su overhauling.' says I. sua
nood, says he, 'but it will mean so much
ou your wage.' says he, 'snd the mste's
uire as well." I uul it to him strsigni
hut he stuck at that. So
Sandy and me. we put our heads together,
.Urn "'' ecii Ii' was Seller lo use uueen
pounds snd the risk, then come down to
lwkIvb bounds snd safety
"It is scandalous!" cried Tom Pirns-
dale hotly. "I could not have believed
"It's done every day, sod will be while
ihert is insurance money to be gained.
thid Miggs. "It's an easy thing to turn
s few thousands a year while there are
old thins to be bought, snd offices which
will insure them sbove their value. There
was D'Arcy Campbell, of the Bilvertown
what s trade that man didl He was
smart! Collisions was his line, and be
worked 'em well. There warn't a skip
per out of Liverpool as could get run
down ss tut ral at be could,
"Get run down?"
"Aye. He'd go lolloping about in the
Channel If there waa any fog on, ateer-
iug for the lights o sny steamers or
hcadin' round for all the fug whistles if
it wss too thick to see. 8ooner or Utter,
at surt ss fate, he'd get cut down to the
water's edge. It wss a fine game! Half
ysrd o' print shout his noble conduc
iu toe newspspers, snd mayoe a leaner
shout the British tar and unexpected
emergencies. It once went the length o
t subscription, lis ! ha !" Miggs laughed
And what became of tola British
tar asked the German.
"He's still shout. He's in the passen
ger trade now."
There's many a way that it done.
sir, the mate added. JTiere a load in
a eruuky vessel wl' grain in bulk without
usin' partition boards. If you get a little
water in, as you are bound to do with a
ship o' that kind, the grain will swell
aud swell until it bursts the seams open,
snd down ye go. Then there's ignition o'
o.i I gas ahourd o' steamers. That's a
safe game, for nobody can deny it. And
here are accidents to propellers. If the
shaft o' a propeller breaks in heavy
weather it's a bad lookout. I've known
ships leave the disks with their propel
lers half sawn-through all round. There's
no end o' the tricks o' the trade."
I cannot believe, however," said Tom
stoutly, "that Mr. CirdleStoue connives at
"He's ou the waitin' lay," the seaman
answered. " "He doesn't send 'era down,
but he just bangs on, and keeps his in
surance up. He's had some good hauls
that way, though not o' late. There was
the Belinda tt Cwpe l'alinaa. That was
five thousand clear, if it was a penny.
And the Soca too that was a bad busi
ness! She was never beard of, nor ber
ciew. Went down at sea, and left no
"The crew, too !" Tom cried, with hor
ror. "But how about yourselves, if whst
you say is true?"
"We are paid for the risk," said both
th seamen, shrugging their shoulders.
"But there are government inspectors?"
"Ha! ha! I daresay you've seen the
way some of them do their work," said
Tom's mind wss filled with consterna
tion at what ha had hesrd. If the Af
rican merchant were rspable of this, what
might he not be rspable of? Waa bis
word to be depended on nnder any circum
stances? And what sort of firm must
this be, which turned so fair a side to the
world and In which he had embarked his
fortune. All these thoughts flashed
thtough his mind ss he listened to the
gossip of the garrulous old sea dogs. A
greater sbock still, however, wss in store
Von Baiunser had been listening to ths
conversation with an smused look upon
his guod-humored face. "Ah !" aaid he
suddenly striking in. "I will tell vou
something of your own firm which per
haps you do not know. Have you heard
that Mr. Ezra Girdlestone it about to be
"To be married !"
"Ii, yes; I have heard it this morning
at Fxkermann'a office. I think it Is the
tslk of the city." "
"Who's ths gal?" Miggs akM :.i.
"I disremember her name," Von Banm
sei answered. "It is s girl the major has
met the young lady who has lived in the
same house, and is what they rail
"Not not his ward?" cried Tom
springing to hit feet and turning at white
a. a sheet. "Not Mis, Harston? y01,
don't tell me that he it going to marry
"That Is the name,
Miss Harston it is.
'It is s lie sn infamous lie!"
"So It may be," Von Baimiser answered
imnori:;."h0rJ D"'r"h n good
''I1 ' tr" ,h,r' villainy In r
died Tom, with Wild eyes, "the blackest
; l.ainy that ever was done np earth
Ml go-1 ae, hnn to-night. I ,hall
know the truth!" He rushed furio,,,,'
downstair, and through th. bar There
1 am on fire to be there'" Th. i
-.ran, : on , bo, ..hey J
as fast as the hnr.. ..i.i . . y
neiir me iioor. .... .
as the horse ,.,,i.i , .
for. reading N h, , 0,,1
Hie Instant that the nh puH
prang off. .,, rng Wip..
. m?idM. ;,:'r:ir.?,::J"r h' -
'id apiieared at th.
Is she at boie?"
"No. tir. The, h.v, both
was sway I
Yes. Gone int ik. .
Ears, toe, air.'
k. tns. . . . """" A
"And when are they coming baciT be
asked, in bewilderment.
"They are not cumins bsii."
-Impossible!" Tom crieJ D despair.
"Whst is their sddreaa theor
They lisve left no address. I am sor
ry I can't help you. (insight, sir."
Tom Dinisdals stouj uim, the door
step looking blankly iutu tbe night, lie
felt dated and bewiMnvd. What fresh
villainy waa this? u jt a conflrma
tion of the Ueriuau'e report, or was it a
contradiction of it? t'olJ beads stood
upon his forehead as h thought of the
possibility of such a ih. -1 must Bud
ber," he cried, with clenched hands, and
turned away bearish into the turmoil
i. , ,r .ii - " - -f
Rebecca, the frethH-oiuplexloned wslt
ing maid, waa still standing behind the
ponderous ball door, hatening. with a
smile upon ber fact, to young Diumdale's
ret resting footstep WUrQ another snd a
brisker treed caught Ler ear coming from
the opposite directioa. The smile died
sway aa she beard it, and ber festures
assumed a peculiur n predion, in which
it would be bard to say whether fear or
pleasure predominated. She passed her
hands up over her fait and smoothed her
hair with a quick, nervous gesture, glanc
ing down at the aaoit time at ber snowy
sprou snd the briut ribbons which set
it off. Whstever her intentions may have
been, she bed no time to improve upou
her toilet before a key turned in the door
aud Ears tiirdlestoua stepped into, the
Oe'aw tier shadowy figure, for
toe gas was low, be uttered a hoarse cry
of surprise and fear, and staggered back
wnraa against the dwr post.
Dout be afeared. Mister Eirs." she
said in a whisper: "its only me."
vvuat uuikei you ataud about like
thatr lou gave oie units s turn."
'I didn t mean for to do it. I've only
just been snsweriug of the door. Why,
surely you've come is before now and
found me in the hall without making
much account of it."
"Ah, lass," snswered Ezra, "my nerves
nave nad a shake of late. I've felt queer
all day. Look bow By band shakes."
-Well, I'm blessed!" said the girl with
a iiuer. turning up the gas. I never
thought to set you afesrd of anything.
Why, you looks at shite as a sheet 1"
"There, that's enough!" he answered
roughly. "Well, sre tliey gone?"
"Yes, they are gune," ahe answered.
standing by the side of the couch on
which be had throwa himself. "Your
father came about three with a cab, and
took ber sway."
"She didn't make a fuss?"
"Mske a fuss? No, why should she?
There's fuss enough Dade about her, in
all conscience. Oh, Eirs, before abs got
between us you was kind to me at times.
I could stsnd harsh words from you six
days a week, if there was a chance, of a
kind one on the srrnith. But now
now wbat notice do foe take of me?" She
began to whimper til to wipe ber eyes
with a little ditcolortd pocket handker
'Drop it, woman, drop It !" cried ber
companion testily. "1 want information,
not sniveling. She twined reconciled to
'Yes, she went quiet enough, the girl
said with a furtive A
'Did you bear my htber say anything
as to where thay wen going?"
'I beard him tell tW cabman to drive
to Waterloo station."
"Well, if b won't tell you, I will.
They have gone down to Uainisihire, my
lass. Beds worth it the name of the place,
and it is a pleasant little corner near the
tea. I want you to go down there as well
"Wsnt me to got
"Yes, they nerd some one who is smart
. . . , 1 I .1 TV
a nil nanuy 10 seep uouse iur mem. jurrv
is some old woman already, I believe, but
she is old and useless. I warrant you
wouldn't take long getting things thip-
ahaue. My father lutenot to stay down
there some little time with Miss Harston."
"Aud bow about you t the girl asked,
with a quick flash of tuipicion in her
"Don't-trouble about me. I than stay
bfblnd and mind the business. Some one
nn, st be on the spot. I think Cook and
Jane and William ought to be able to look
after me among them."
"And I won t see you tt all7' the girl
cried, with a quiver in her voice.
"Oh. yes. you shall. I II be down from
Saturday to Monday every week, and per
haps oftener. If buslneet goes well I may
come down and stay tot some time.
Whether I do or not may depend upon
Rebecca Taylfortn started and uttered
an exclamation of surprise. "How can
It depend upon me?" she asked eagerly.
Well," said Esra, In a hesitating way,
it may depend upon whether you are a
good girl, and do what you are told or
not. I am sure thst you would do any
thing at all to serve me, would you not I
"You know very well that I would. Mis
ter Ezra. When you want anything done
you remember It, but if you have no use
for me then there is never s kind loog
on your face or a kind word from your
litis. I could stand your harshness, i
could stand the blow you gave me, snd
forgive you for It, from my hesrt, but oh !
It cut me to the very soul to be standing
by snd waiting while you were making
up to another woman. It waa more than
I can bear.
Never mind, my girl," aaid Ezra In a
soothing voice. "That, all over and done
with. See what I've brouuht you." He
rummaged iu his pocket and produced a
liltle parcel of tissue paper, which he
laniiru 10 ner.
It was only a small silver anchor, with
scotch pebbles inlaid in it. The woman's
eyes, however, flashed a. .he looked st it,
snd she raised it to her lips snd kissed It
tthat am t to do down at Beds-
wonnt she asked.
"I want you to be tl.irston'e com'
pnnion. Shell be n).,y ,nJ will need
some other woman in the house to look
"You are still thinking of her, then!
.-.. uiusi nave this; she must have tuat i
Everything else it aa dirt before ber. I'll
not serve her to there! You can knock
nie down If you like."
"Hcbecca." ,aij yrrt llowI,( "do you
hate Kate Harston?"
"From the bottom of my soul," she
"Well, if you hnte her I tell you that
I hate her a thousand ti'nies more. You
thought that I was fd of her. All
that it over now, and you may set your
mind at ease."
"Why do you want her sn well cared
hen?" asked the ....nlclously.
"I want some one W, feels towards
her ss I do to be by her side. If she
were never to come bark from Bedsworth
it would be nothing to me."
"Wbat makes yon at me so
strstigely?" ah aaid. shrinking swsy from
his intense gage.
Never miod. Ton n Vn will under
stand many things t which seem
strange to yon now. At present If you
will de wast I ask n .iU obiige ass
"Tea. I will go
There's good lass. Give as t ties,
my girl. You have the right spirit la
you. I'll let you know when the train
foes to-morrow, an! I will write to my
father to expect you. Now, off with you,
or you'll have them gossiping downstairs,
"Goodnight, Mister Exra." said th
flrl, with her band upon the handle of
the library door. "You've made my heart
clad this night. I live in bops ever in
"I wonder what she hopes shout." ths
young merchant said to himself as she
-I .1.. A 1 t I I Mil 111
I . . .,. ' -
a..-5- 'B,Yf T ?iuA. Hue must ss of a
I . . ...
very ssiiguinv iiisNsiiiion. A gin use
that might be invaluable down at Beds
worth. If we bad no other need for ber,
she would be sn excellent spy." He lay
for some little time on the couch with
bent brow snd pursed liis, musing over
the possibilities of the future.
While this dialogue bad been going on
In the library of Kccleston aqua re. Torn
Dimsdale was still wending bis way home
wards with a feeling of weight in bis
mind snd a presentiment of misfortune
which overshadowe.! Ms whole soul. In
vain be assured himself that this disap
pearance of Kate's wat but temporary.
and that the rumor of an engagement be -
tween ber and Esra was too ridiculous to
lie believed for a moment. Argue it aa h.
.... . , , .
would, the same dead, horrible feeling of
impending trouble weighed upon him. Im-
nossihle as it was to imagine that Kat.
was t'aise to him, it was strange that on
the very day that this rumor reached his
ears she should disaprar from Ixjiidnn.
How bitterly he regretted now that he
had allowed himself to be persuaded by
John (Jirdlestone into ceasing to communi
cate with her. He began to realize that
he had been duped, aud that all these
speciorm promises as to a future consent
to their union bad been so many baita to
amuse him while the valuable present was
slipping away. What could be do now to
repair the past? His only course was tu
wait for the morrow, snd see whether the
senior partner would appear at the offices.
If be did so, the young man was deter
mined to have an understanding with him.
So downcast was Tom that, on arriv
ing at I'hilllinore Gardens be would have
slipped off to bis room at once bad he
not met bis burly father upon the stairs.
Bed !" roared tbe old man upon bearing
his son's proposition. "Nothing of the
sort, sir. Come down Into ths parlor.
Your mother bss been waiting for you all
(To be continued.)
ELEPHANTS ATTACK MISSIONS.
the Iaeoavealeares. of Fares
ST la Ceatral America.
The) Iter. Mr, Oranthum. In charge of
the Weeleyan mission at Louiaguudl.
sends particulars of a raid made by a
era or elephants, wtlch resulted In
the loss of life, according to the Rhode
He says: "I shall be glad If you will
make known through the medium of
your pajier the following Incident and
my comments on It In the bone that
public sentiment may be aroused against j
a condition of things In which many '
suffer for the' sake of a fad of a few,
who si are none of the misery thnt
their bobby lufllcta upon others. In
May last the rintlve gardens on this
farm suffered serious damage from the
Incursion of a troop of elephants tbnt
visited seven nights In succession. In
this reaped we are not tho only suffer
ers, for I am constantly hearing of the
same kind of tiling throughout the
neighborhood. We have no lawful
means of protecting our crops, and ap
plications for damages are Ignored.
"On Friday morning two old natives
aud a plccanln, who bad been sleeping
In a skenn erected In the lands, awoke
to find that ten full grown elephnnts
and three calves were within a few
yards of where they lay. The natives
tied In terror, pursued by one of the
beasts, which was apparently enraged
at the sight of human beings In such
close proximity to the calves. Tbe ple-
aunin was Juat on the point of being
tusked, but saved himself by rualilug
on hands and knees through the
branches of a fallen tree. The elephant
tossed tbese aside, and continued In
pursuit of the old men. One escaped.
but the other was overtnken in about
100 yards, and the vicious beast trans
fixed blin through the back, the pro
truding tusk plowing deeply Into the
"The furious animnl then proceeded
to rip Its victim to pieces, splitting one
leg from buttock to calf and an arm
from shoulder to wrist. He Just lived
long enough to urge his friend to fly
back to the kraal, or no one would be
left to tell tie tale.
"We are told that in strict self de
fense they may Ik; tired Ux.n. Are we
then to wait until one of the brutes
Is in the act of charging usn us ere
we pull a hasty trigger, which Is more
likely than not to be our Inst? And
what Is the use of firing at one angry
elephant when several others are
standing by ready to take up the cause
of their companion If It docs fall?
"It Is popularly suppos.il that ele
phant, will not nttark a human being
unless they sre molested by h in :
tbey will invariably do so If the her,
contains any calves. A 11" '- "
pon the head of lions-Leasts that
rirely Initiate an attack i."-n humnn
beings, and whose depredation, arc
generally enflned to cattle kraals and
span, nf donkeys. Why. then, should
efophants. which In this distrust area
much greater scourge than Hons, be
protected, and the . - '
Hard " "pea. v
"Itlch. Isn't he?"
"Where did be get It?
"He's the imin who applied the car
. . "... . i..iu to d.Kirs of safes and
window pi I "
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burglar proof."- Houstoe
Willi.' Say. pa, whnt
V scheme, my sou, wiucum'
usually f'l""" throiign stiortiy
Invest money In It.
Tomson Was pr. Puffs treatment
of your rich uncle satisfactory?
Juhnsoo Quite so. i came iuio uie
Tha speed of tte otter under water Is
lightning like. No Dsn can get awaj
ST mbm aMBasK a ai r as
Improvise '' Home.
While most farm homes art lucking
In tbe conveniences that make for
comfort. It Is possible for thcin to have
many of these conveniences at a snnll
cost. Ofttlmes tlie man of tbe house
does not consider bow very luconven-
, .,t tue woman bus It. so cannot see
le neMty of puttlllK n Improve-
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motifs In the house, while with bis own
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,'?rk ,ie .'" fuly allve to th Value f
I 'uoor-savirig tn-vires
,,ow manT steps the tiousewtre must
take In ber dully tasks (hut might be
saved with a little rearranging of the
kitchen and other rooms of the house!
For Instance, the cistern or well is usu
ally located at some distance from the
house and the woman Is the one who
usually has to carry the water. At a
stnull cost a pump can be pluced In the
kitchen, so that with the same amount
of pumping she can get the water with
out walking for It. Then, too. a sluk
conveniently located In tbe kitchen Is
a convenience often lacking In tbe farm
It Is now possible to arrange a ws
ter supply In tbe bouse at compare
tively small cost, so that running wa
ter, both hot and cold, can be bad In
any part of the house. Tills makes It
possible to put In a bathroom a lux
ury that baa almost become a necessity
with tbe city householder.
To save the wife's steps and ber
strength Is to save her health. Stop
and think how many ml lea the house
wife In tbe ordinary farm home must
walk In preparing the three meals a
day. In all Justice tbe march of agrl
cultural Improvements should not over
look the welfare of the farmer's better
half. A little rearranging and Iniprov
lng will easily mnke things more con
venlent and add comfort and happi
ness for ajl concerned. Goodall's
A Clip for the Liars.
, Many driving accidents are tbe re
sult of the lines getting under the
horse's tall In such a manner that the
driver la unable to
dislodge them, and
In his efforts to do
so control of the
animal Is lost. In
some Instances this
mattej is provided
for by a guard
built on the car
riage or wagon
inalntulns the lines
at a point above
cue KUB RUNS.
the horse out of reach of his tall.
A woman is the designer and paten
tee of an Inveution of the nature of
an attachment to the harness which
accomplishes this object ss well as the
guard on the vehicle, and Is not nearly
so obtrusive. It is made of metal and
of such a shnpe as to be readily se
cured to that part of the harness Im
mediately over the horse' haunches.
A pair of upturned clips hold the lines
In a position where It Is Impossible for
tbe horse to flirt his tall over them.
Cattle aad Hide Esports.
According to a British authority,
which contains some tables on the sub
ject, the United States has a larger
number of hogs In proportion to Its
population than Australia, New Zea
land, Canada or Argentina, but the
number of beef cuttle to the thousand
of population la smallest In tbe t'nlt
ed States. Hides, however, have been
declining In price In tbls country.
Under the prestnt revenue law goat
skins, calfskins, kips, horse hides ami
other raw material for tunning come
In free of duty, but there Is a tax of
15 per cent on bides of adult beef cnt
tle. Notwithstanding this fart the ex
ports of shis?s have Increased from
4!.Oo7 pairs, valued at 1!K),574 In
1N!)3, to 0..TJl.r.27 pairs, valued at $11
T8,.123, In l!Ki7.
Belter Ibaa Reareerowa.
According to recent experiments by
Shinllas Tetard, a widely known
French agriculturist, wheat and other
cereals can be protected against the
ravages of crows, which are pnrtlm
lurly fond of t! Kraln when its sprouts
are Just pushing above tbe ground, by
treating the sieds before they nrc
sown with a mixture of con! tar, petro
leum nnd plienlc acid. This treatment,
which delays the growth of the seed for
a day or two, but cnusvs no damage.
Imparts an odor which Is Insufferable
to the crows, but which disappears
after the sprouts have attained a larg
er growth, when they sre no lunger
subJiH't to nttark.
Hemrrir for Brittle Hoofs.
For brittle liisifs In a horses even
when so brittle that they will not hold
a shoe the following Is reported as an
excellent remedy: Two parts oil .if tar
w ith one part balsam of fir. mlxi-d and j
applied every oiner tngiii to the ex
treme top of hoof. Dm. who has tried
It says that In six weeks be cured
completely a case ns altove.
Hoc llalslaa- la Siberia.
F.fforts have f-n made In Siberia to
Improve and extend the brmslitig of
swine, with a view to make the ani
mals and the pork r.alucta aa article
for exportation. The vast filt risn
plains offer favorable condition far
raising swine stock, aniona which th
cheap grain snd the plentiful residue
of the butter production are partlce
larly Important. Tbe Siberian itot
rs Iters have now commenced to con
serve the pork and Intend to astll It In
fjjFl rrs.rl. ef Seesi lied.
3t It Is lwvs.s itiienMiiimM "
iu crop new ly broken sod In a dry year.
The sod usually contains but little
moisture, and tbe process of breaking
causes one to lose an appreciable por
tion of It, says a Colorado bulletin.
Suggestive plan: Plow sod Isnd not leoa
than three nor more tbnn d?t Inches
deep, turning sod down aa fiat as possi
ble, and thus prevent Its drying out too
soon. Follow as dowry with disc bar
row as practicable, and this with some
form of packer, either single or double
roll. Tbls will level the sod land sbove,
and firm the soil In the lower portion
of tbe furrow slice, restoring the capil
larity where plowing bus arrested It
TMs firmed tiuder-surface soil Is thus
etisr'd to draw moisture from Mow
ami five gxsl, normal root develop
ment. -TzKoxe an ii pucker wan eitu-
er an acme or a good smoothing bar
row to produce a good earth mulch to
arrest surface capillarity and check
evaporation of soil moisture. Follow
with the seeder. All small grain should
be drilled In with a press w heeled drill,
followed up with a good spike-toothed
or smoothing harrow. It Is almost nec
essary that all tillage operations on
sod be with tbe furrows rather than
across them to avoid teurlng up the sod
and drying out your seed bed. IK not
seed broadcast Make each tillage op
eration thorough plowing, disking.
Arming, harrowing and seeding.
When tbe new crop Is up. cross hsr-
row to preveut tbe formation of
crust, and giving tbe young crop a
cultivation. Follow up each rain with
a good harrowing as long as character
of crop will permit
Early In June prepare seed bed for
the fall and following spring's seeding.
Try to heresfter seed ouly on ground,
wh'-'i has been given "summer culture"
Remember that roots of all cultivat
ed crops make their best growth wbea
A firm mellow.
A warm mellow. Soil well supplied
with plant food.
Methods of farming which (a) con
serve the moisture, (b) prepare a good
seed bed, (c) reduce tbe evaporation
to as near tbe minimum as possible.
(d) use good vital acclimated seed,
(e) employ a crop rotation which has
stock foods prominent, contain st least
one money crop (f) and practice thor
ough tillage of tbe ground, often tide
tbe farmer over bad years aud Insure
bis success In good years.
The alaiigliterliiar of iliililiula for rmxt
by electrocution is being experimented
by Ur. I.educ, a French scientist, who
bus been conducting bis Investigations
In the French ubuttolrs. He bus been
using the Intermittent low-tcnslon cur
rents and says be Is satisfied that the
system is painless, the central func
tions of perception being first destroyed
uiul then those of circulation and res
piration, so that there la neither suf
fering nor reaction In the animals thus
killed. Tbe doctor is endeavoring to
devise some piece of apparatus by
which tbe killing of cattle may be ac
complished by electricity with economy
Feed for Horses.
A colt or horse will live and develop
on good bay alone. He will thrive bet
ter u i Kn a two-third ration of hay and
the rest straw. If given a ration of
outs with these be will still do better.
If this grain ration will be changed
occasionally to corn aud bran, ground
barley, etc., tho advantages of a mixed
ration will be strongly In evidence.
Stock needs plenty of light Insuffi
cient light In the barn makes tbe place
Calves need salt as much as older
stock, and It Is a mistake not to keep
It before ttieiu at all times.
If the teats of the cow have a tenv
dency to be sore or dry, rub a little
pure vaseline on them.
Tbe Iowa State Dairy Commission
has discovered that It takes from 0 to
12 cents to make a pound of butter.
One writer estimated that $HK) worth
of butter bears off from the soil less
of Its valuable elements thuu S cents'
worth of bay.
When confined to the stable cows
should be watered at least twice a day.
The water should be clean and the
chill taken from It
Grooming dis?s much to quiet the cow
and gain her confidence, and experi
ments show thnt from 2 to 8 per
cent may be gained In milk and fat
production by regular grooming.
A case Is related of a valuable cow
being cured of a bad cose of bloat,
produced from eating apples, by a dose
of two tablcspoonfuls of gunpowder.
Tbe same remedy also cured a bad casr
caused by dry clover.
It never pay a to use a cheap grade
of salt In butter. If yon have hrn.i
salt for table use, buy a little fine suit
to be used, especially In salting tho but
ter. Barrel salt is too coarse and dis
solves too slowly to make good butter
Some cows are not good for much ex
cept to ral' culTes. Tbe quantity of
milk Is sll right, and It seems to fat
ten calves ss well st thnt which Is but
ter fat. A pis.r quality of milk also
aeim a, tit thrive, but It won't
Tin) n.ara UAf la warmed by thw
f ssli It cohssa.tw. and If through ex
issrure te eol4 or rain tbe ti aipcraturs)
of tb bwly I redured, more food la
required to Isr-p up tbe Inside wsrmtaj.'
and If tli demand for food fuel Is kepi
up, lltt: or none la left for milk pro
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