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ImiM'iw .ne i"l think heaven
fa all rl.-ht Issause tVre l to be no
Frank Gmil ! speaks f "tlie curse of
usuiey." Yet he doesn't t a if be
would reloh-e "tu so Um re
create III" own hnnger, a fna ttnin
ard creates hi thlrf, and neither ran
I satlsfled, even temporarily, except
t a m.Tlfli. Anil the more frequently
th victim seel thin atlsfnotlou. th
greater liecomoa fie aaerlflr. Health,
hope, honor, one by cue, are offered on
the altar of ths drug, anil, flually. the
miserable Ufa that ta left fl to com
plete tha filial sacrifice. rerbaia, after
all. tha aacrlfle of a wedding ring la
mull compared with aotua other fool'
make that they may know for little!
while, the Joy of madness. I
I Tlie Firm of:
'tiih-:i WV.11..W 1 the tlfl of a
new novel. We take it for rauted tl.at
the hero ai.d heroine Motig to n-h
. IV..hnt IHnx of Mexico delivers
nly o.ie unwii.'i- a year. Till rlri-um-
tnnv should not ! overlook"! In try
ing t e"cjI:iln why l',.xz I given o
many term .
Aa nwird th. hen. furthermore, !ip
ha o.ie conspicuous advantage over the
flow. It In hunter to counterfeit, adul
terate or oihenvie linalr the useful-
r. of her output. . . .
irroM by liiipn,T mean uby mmj
leeii uu.ler Investigation la Washing
ton. Such aocunutiomi are frequently
uwole ag-nlrurt nm-im whw Intercut
may be beneficially or Injuriously af
fected by imposed legislation. For
tunately, they are aelilom sustained, be
cause tiey are scldisju Justified. There
la iiuc!i legitimate aud fir lewj Im
proper lobbying In Congress and In Uie
State legislatures. It la proper for a
legislator to seek Information on any
subject on whl-h he must vote, and It
la proer for a lawyer or a layman to
i . . , I i i i
'..-'. si '
A. CONAN DOYLE
more Important pr,-! thaa h seemed.
hbe had determined tu remain In her
room all the aftem.,,,, to .void Kira. but
her resile.,,,., m, ,h., ,(, felt
feverish eud hot. rB, frf.li air. h
thought, would lis,. , reviving effect "P
on her. , eU ll,,M.j Jltlll , iainne.
treadin a liahrly ,. p,i,e not lo di
terb Ilia Kentlm,,.,, j ri fh, p.fe. tory. They
anffared to hear l. ,.. ver. for the
hum of rou vena tinri iiiVd ay. and there
" dead ailem. i .rier ah had
Khe went out en the little lawn
whihc lay in front of the old bouae. There
reome' t)uer u..i. -altered aliout
on It, but Uiey were ov.nrmwa with weed
"tta! I'll nay him for that," th D7
-A human life. Mr. Burt." continued
Ulrdleetoiie. "la a aaered thln. but a hu-
man i: fH hen weighed axainet til eiiet-ein-a
of great firm from wbh-b huudreil
derive their meane of livelihood. U a auiall
cNnaideralWB indeed. When th fate of
Mia Ilaraton i Iut aiut th fate of
the great - eouimerelal bonne of iirdle
tone, it la evideut whhb nmirt go to the
wall. Our hows bua for nearly forty
yeara been a bright it In the darknena.
If it altould fall now it would be atmu
bling blotk and a at-aodal. You aee. there
fore, that greater' Intereat are at take
lin !) mere lrm of thia world. Ilav-
The man who C'"" around Toakln
that tlie wornt Ik yet to iume either
kiM a weak k .Itie or knows of some
thing th.'.t he (-..uUI Ilk.' to get at a
nuirkrd-iiou n n l e.
rirAPTnt XIX. (Continued.) '
She went down th aveane and had a
fir wnnli with the ai'niry thura.' , i hbe
felt uo bitte,ruew Jimt Ullu now rn
the contrary, ulie could afford to laugh
it hi jeuliarilie. lie wa in a very
tad humor on aeeount of dumeetle dltli
eultiea. Hi ife hud been nbining him,
and had ended by aiwiiilting him. "Shw
first and. tli Hi feteti the
aid ruefully, "hut now it a
rr,.,,e.t .Mm lu Waahliurtun. I1""' "'"' 1 00 r
Kate liNiked at
Kive or eeu to volunteer the livfonna-1 umI to argey
tion. J'oriner in'ni4HTa of ('4nj;res : r-'ker." he wii
A .Mlmienl!a man el alma that he
own thirty-Keren aerea of land on the
tTiWiii lake frmir. f'aptuln tJeorve
Welllnron Smvter will no dotiW be
glad to extenil nyiiipathy.
Aewnllna to the Huffalo Krpr'e,
niie one Invented a wheme to In
aure lunhrellaa niralnct tboL Tfie oorn
jwmy ta'klla2 any 'hetne of that kind
will be k.'pt buiiy at the paying teller'
Mm. ilmvard (ioiild my no woman
ran drowt diovntly on lens than IJO.fHW
a yeur. lu that ,a we fear there
are a good many women In thia coun
try wito are nut deivntly droated any
lf tlie time.
A New Jersey woman ho been get-
tliii; Into troulile tcTiie a'le Hrtanked
her l yeir-old htiMband. Bnfurt II.
raawny I)nvla extenIs any aynnpa-
nliy he will want to know whether site
uuht the rajt-al flirting or not.
It ta stated that the heart of a vege
tarian Deata nfty-elffht tltne a minute,
and that of a meat-eater aevenry-flve
tima. Tlitia tlie meat-eating young
iJMin with a vfyotarlan aweotheart ran
we how dlflleult It I at tluiea for "two
hoarta to heat aa one." '
and offer their aervlrnt to perma In
terenteil In the iHiaaHge of Jaw. They
rti-'lve pay for their servhva, and wu-n
rhev niqienr bTe roir;ro.lonnl "oiu-
ndttiHH with arifumenta In behalf of
their elletita. they are aa honently eu-
lf:isel aa when rliey apieir In tlie Su
preme Court. But nrany unwruiuloiia
Itvlalatlv aKenta have tieen dMiotieat,
and have atteniitpd brltiecy, ami have
ruuaed the wird "lobby lat to liexwme
a tenn tf reproarh. In aotne Statea at
temptu lniprnerly to Influem-e letrlala-
flon conatltute a feloiyj-. piiulMlutbl by
dlfran'hJimient and dlwiitnlltktitlon
from holding public offlee. The antl-
brlliery law are dlwted alao agulnat
olbyita aa well aa aalnat corrupt
leKUIatxra. In the Brltlah Pnrllauitnt
reslstered and oftl'lally rerognlied leg
islative afrenta p-rform thrwe fuixtlotia
whl"h rejaitable Atnerlean lawyer un
dertake by riipiilylng the needed Infor
mation oonrernlng private bill. In ad
dition they are required to stand aa
HHitjr for bill affect lug private ln-
termta; but they rmmf not attanurt pri
vately to Influence the vote of mm-
!ere, leliin bouml by the same honora
ble retrlrtlon wihlh forbid tampering
with a Jury or bringing private pre-
aure to bear upon a Judct who must
dot Ida ttie rauM. ' Th srandala of the
old system whlcfh thia admirable ron
ton) Jia dlnplared In England were
greater than any that have diagramed
th American CVngTee
ONE THING THEY COULD DO
We wHeoiue the story of the etior
moiiM uioteor that fell luto the Atlantic
oeeau a few days , liamrwly iiiImm
Ing a ship In Its lU-soent. It U a pleas
ing variation from the conventional
eirjnt story that usually appuara
alxntt thia time of year.
"Always ready for sea duty, but
afraid uf isvJal fcTtlrltlea," la tlio way
tho wife of Admiral Kvana recently
i'Jara-terll her dsilngulBhed hus
band. lledliMl scleiK-o would probably
atfree tluit the adjnlral ha dlNiorered
which la tlie greater danger of tlw two.
In tlie early day of 8an Frnncl!-o,
trading vo-1h were often deserted by
the eirtlre ti-w, who went bunting gold.
Tlare was turfJilug fur Kio cnirtalti to
do out alaiiulon slilp and Join the nisli.
The dontrtd whips left on the beacdi
wwre gTOilnially flll.vl round with sand,
and were turned Into "hoteLO Ite
rent es.-avatloiis for the foumlatlona
uf tlie new Mantle block dlsrlosexl the
keel a n.1 ribs of tlm alip Mantle,
whh-h aallnl from Maine' sixty yoar
ago. It was U-ii.ilH-d at San KrandMro,
baulol ih on laikl, and used as a lodg
ing house. WWe U land stood was
eretil tlie flrat Mantle blo,-k. wlilch
was d)troycd In the great tire two
Itninhi of avcrtml dii!er di not
got tlie attontlou .liat la tflven to dla
BMturs unaverted, but they make more
dnwrful Toa.Htu a.ul lift ouea faith In
human nuttire. Tlie other day a l-ong
Inland .Sound ntnuncr oiiurht lire, and
there illicit Uive In-en anorlier horror
Uke tlie burning of tin- (o-iieral Slo-'uui.
But there was no limit f life, no panle.
lis- pilots kiTt the MtiMiner stiiidy. t tic
eniiLnin f.nitfiit the lire In orderly man
ner, miiiiiiikiii1 help, hu.I transfiTn-l
sii lniMlntl pHKn-ii.-eiH to Miiofiier
teutiier. At n chllilron's I'lijertaininent
In a New York iiur,-'i uau.y draperies
took lire. tl:m:i'S 'i.,t to fi iilt.i.
ami burning bl:s fell on the children.
Tlie audience apraru up. but the little
kiiig of tin- flay Juxtlllcd Ills rec.il purt.
He cried. "What are you all scared
alMit? It's Just a lltrle fire." Meiili
whlle a !" nt the urcan was playing
"Omvurd. rhrlKilan s il.llers,1, m-liig
t.li flurry he did nrt iiiImi a aote: Two
men st-impi'd the tire out Others
opened tlx- doors nml srurtid t mar
aha I the women and children. M.t
of tlie people kept tlielr places, and
there was no panic.
mere are rew tiuiiifs. rertalnly no
article of Jewelry, that a bride prlrea
more than her wed. Unit ring. But n
inrrrleil woliiiiu i-snnof always remain
a bride, not even In rhlcngn, where
some of thrin try It by setting married
frequently. And the vles of a mar
ried woman later In life are npt to In
different from the roseate visions of
the bride. lVrhiipa even the wedding
ring lows Its glamor, and btMinues
merely so ninny dollars' worth of pre
cious money. That this Is true In cer
tain cnr was shown In a Chlrago
court recently, when a Iftnn was on
trial for selling i-malne. A niimlvor of
wedding rink's were shown In the evi
dence; wedding rincs that wives who
had ceased to lie hrldi-s had bartered
for flie drug. No more startling evl-oj-nee
of the wer of the drug habit
ran well be roneelvo than this. To
barter one' birthright for pottage were
not o bad. Hunger la natural enough,
and must be satisfied. If possible, at al
a4t any Tln. But the drttf fiend
Young men of to-day ar purely
selfish," complained a weary and dis
gusted hostess. "I know many, and
with a very few exceptions they arrept
my hoepltallty and then decline to con
tribute to the gayety of my entertain
ments." Her companion, a man of
years and exiwrleiice, smiled quietly.
"That's an old grievance," he said;
"I rememlier hearing my mother any
the aame thing fifty year ago. I ro
member, too, with whnt relish she used
to tell tlie story of a spirited woman of
her acquaintance who administered Jus
tice, aa ahe saw It, on a certain oocn
Kion. "The woman bad married an Kn;Ilsh
man w ho had been an officer of a crack
regiment, but who sold out when he
married. Quite naturally, therefore
hi old comrade were often at their
house, aud to the disgust of hla wife,
they answered your description of the
young men of to-day.
One evening, when there were several
of her countrywomen among her guesta,
my mother' friend vainly tried to
umke the dashing trooper come to
time. But when she (uggested card It
wa 'The Tenth doesu't ply card.
"A suggestion of music wa met with
The Tenth doesn't alng.'
"At last one of the Aniertenn girls
said something about dancing, and my
mother's friend tried to make up a set.
Then came the haughty declaration,
The Tenth don't 'dunce.
"'Well.' said the exasperated host
ess, 'at any rate, the Tenth marches''
"And march It dUJ," concluded the
man, "In defiance of the Kngllsh litis
Writers' cramp Is n serious matter
to people whose work requires that
they uo a lien very much, while for
the unaccustomed writer who takes an I.nti
afternoon off now and then to catch up tli- I'
wltli her correspondence It Is. to sayl11"1"
the least, very discouraging. The tnm- 1 ni" 1
lilt, i limri tlifin ImiuiMil i, r l, ,1.1- I. I ... I ' I')""1!
-...in. in mm mini
of era nip. Very often n low. nervous
condition will cause It. Then one
should take It as a warning that the
system Is run down and need general
toning up. Very often, however, the
his sarsire ' fard and
burly figure, and thmurht what -a very
'v'-v"t rMr.-or:- hi1 -wifr-i.-Aj Iii-.
"It's all 'cause the (inner lasses won't
Ifinme alone," li explained with a leer.
"She don't like It, knock me sideways If
she do.' It slnt niy fault, though,.! al
lers had a kind o' a fetchln' way wi
women." . - ,
"Iid you post my note? asked Kate,
"Yes; in course I did, tie answered.
' It II be In I.unnon now, imut like." Ilia
one eye moved about in such a very shifty
way aa he spoke that she was convinced
that he was telliug a lie. She could not
ht sufficiently thankful that she had some
thing else to rely upon besides the old
scoundrel's assurances. ' .c"' "
There was uothiug to be seea down the
lane except a single cart, with a low two
young man walking at the Jiorse'a bead.
She bad a horror of the couutry folk sine
her encounter with the two htinuiklnt
upon the Sunday. She threfor alipisvl
away from the gate and went through
the wood to the shvd, which ih mountml.
On the other side of the wall there wa
standing a little boy in buttons, so rigid
and motionless that he might be one of
Madam lussand a figures, were It not for
his eyes, which were rolling about in ev
ery direction, aud which liuslly fixed
themselves on Kate's face.
"liood-niornln', miss," said this appari
tion. "Good-morning," ' she answered. "I
think I saw you with Mrs. Scully yester
"Yea, misa. Missus, she told me, to wilt
hr and never to move until I seed you.
fche said as you would he sure' to com.
I've been wsitin' here for Siigq on au
."Your mistress is an angel," Kate said
enthusiastically, "aud you are a very good
little boy." .
"Indeed, you've hit it about the mis
sus, said the youth, in a hoarse whisper,
nodding bis head to emphasize hi re
marks. "She's got a heart as is big
enough for three."
Kate could not help smiling st.tbe en
thusiasm with which the, little fellow
"You seem fond of her," she said.
"I'd be a bad 'un if I wasn't. She took
me out of the wurk'ua without ehsrscter
or not lung, and tlies s-educarin' of me.
febc sent me 'ere with a message."
"What was it?"
"She said as how she had written In
stead o' electro-telegraphing, 'cause she
bad so much to say she couldn't lit it all
on a telegraph."
"I thought that would be so," Kate
"She wrote to Major Major him as
is a-fullerin' of her. She said as she had
no doubt as he'd be (l0n to-day. and vou
was to keep up your sperrils and let her
know by me if any one wus a-wexiu'
"So, no. .Not at all." Kate answered,
smiling again. "You ran tell her that my
guardian has been much kinder to-day.
I am full of lios now. (live her niy
warmest thanks fr her kindm ss."
"All right, miss. Sny, that chap at the
gate hasn't Urn giving you no cheek, has
he him with the gum ryv't"
"So, no, John."
John okel st her suspiciously. "If be
hasn't it's all riijlit." he said, "but I
think ss you're one of them as don't com
plain if you can Vlp it." lt. opened his
band and showed a great jagged flint
which he carried. "I'd ha' knocked his
other .e,.r out with tins," Le said,
'blowed if I wouldn't."
"Pon't do anything of the sort, John,
but run home like i e,M iItle boy."
"All right, MiiHs. ;, t,v t0 yr i"
Kale at. l.d hiln r, ,-,. nnt
He pinned t ,, lt,om . ,.
and then she fl r-lioed to see him throw
"ur '"to a turnip held, ,nd
u,k rapi.llv off in the onuosit. .lir,,i..
'H W'!'i:i .NX.
'" ,!'" "f"r Krn arrived at
""'!' ' '" f the passage
" " "" s;, ii drivisit P the
,"' . 1 --. Hi-'
r was a
.,ir,l...l . :.
I,..,., I., i ., . '"" '""
,., ,. , """ from the Flving
'l I "i'l' '" " beliinii. Ka.e had rush
ed " - , .,!, ,, .nrilllf ,, , ,
l..'.'K nl, ,,. ,, ,.XIHM.tnti(( that
I IM" "'- "iHillcr than she
J MOH-e I,.... ......
. l.i.. i II.... ... .. . ,. i... ., . ., . - .,.-.-r,
,i,ui.iTT in nil in mr wny you lioni your ' 1 r l,l:,T r,kM hope
Children now In school are not like
ly to be troubled with writers' cramp,
because they are taughf to hold the
sn lightly ami make all the move
ment from the arm Instead of the
hand. Tho old fashioned method
which most of us learned of holding
the pen between the thumb and fore
finger Is also very likely to rneonrage
a cramp. The Muscles become tense
and hard, until finally they contract so
much that all control over them Is
lost. The pen should be held between
the first two fingers, well up toward
the Joint. The trouble tuny often be
relieved by putting the hand and wrist
Into the hottest water one can stand.
I.lttle drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Msk the milkmen happy
And the grocers blend.
M.mt parents In raising
don't know tie dlffere
training and the lack of It
Wsti'h man peel an al and youT
ut a Mt
a curtain s!.e
..-.u JUKI i:i. n.,tjsf
She u tit s;,, iT ,n f
Krn I, ,i, I r.
tice.1 tlnii i ,. .
a ri.tit;,,-: ,,,
was ihc i r : v
dmih . m!
go I'li k t.. i!,.
lie had c.it.ie.
ss a restraint
as vain. From behind
'"'li'd tlio-n alight and
h i.- tlie trap wheel
'I "if f,,r Itedswortb
lo r room, won-
11,1 ''us ,-, whom
' "li him. She had no-
r" i-i ly i lad. prsentlng
,"iiiig merchant, who
'''' i his attire. Kvl
I t" pnss the night at
"' V had let tu.
She n .'IS irU,1 that
f r Ins pres.,.,,, would act
n I .. i n the i :.e.n
. . . " i. ii. -if ,
beo.il. ." ",f"n"M'" -way she
'T " '.""r- ''"Patient and ex
r 'l: ,"'n -wing in her
" " " ""mil that
longer e.., ,
She pace.) li..
lie could no
ct'tition on the stitches.
rOM.lv On a,..t .1
l ... . c oon me lit
tle spnrtn,..,t. ., ,),. r . . t.
M..M I. . . . "-neniii Pile
"r 1 inn. niuf!:
touts in n
broken only ,v t h,
.,.ii .i , sin, li was so deep
and lend hat, ,r,.niin.M W of th. fro
th. ,n ' m""' belong to
1 , "r,nS"r Kate wondered
"V ' ' ! they were talking
o other T"' n" lnlrt"
he !""": of '-"Portance.
marked T.T h'T
t hsnge were e.v.ntric snd slovenly
Ui drts, an th. newcomer might be
n , .
"i sounri nt men a
' hiterposition now and
e sin. h
amused herself ht iln.n'lf ng to Improve
umoB ot nim f ,h. ai, ana neei-
.r .io -a ursine it the pulled up num
ber of th weed wlii, h covered it. There
s a wnuerej riMW buh the center.
P'l'led up that also, snd succeeded
In Imparting ,ji ,1,... 0f or.ler among
th few plants wht, remaine.1. She
worked with uiinaii,,.! energy, pausing
eiery now snd again to glanc down the
dura avatiue. or tu it. intently to any
chunce sound whirl, ...i..t.r .-tch her ear.
In the course of h.T work she chanced
to look at the l'riury The refectory
fai-ed the Iswn. ami , ,i,e window of it
there stood the f,r,w . l,king out at
her. The (Jirdleston. ... nodding their
In sua, 'Ss though ,.y wrr pointing her
out to the third man, who stood between
them. He was looking at her with an
expression of interest. Kate thought as
.m.IMiWX A"...-.... u,fvl tatJ iif ce
si-ea a more savage and brutal fe. He
was tjushed and laiighing, while Kxra be
side him appeared to he pale and anxloua.
They all, when they Mw that she noticed
them, stepped precipitately back from the
muuow. nue had only a momentary
glauc at them, and yet the three faces,
the strange, fierce red one, and the two
hard familiar pale ou.-s which flanked it,
remslued vividly impressed upon ber mem
, Oirdlestooe had been so pleased at the
earty appearance of his two allies, and the
prospect of aettlinn the matter ouce for
all, that he received them with a cordial
ity which was foreign to bis nature.
Always punctual, niy dear son, and
alway to be relied uism." he said. "You
ore a model to our young business men.
As to you, Mr. Burt." he continued, "I
am delighted to se. yon st the I'riory,
much as I regret the sad necessity which
has brought you down."
Talk it over afterwards." said Rzra.
shortly. "Burt and I hav had no lunch
I am near atarved." ths other growl
ed, throwing himself into a chair. Kira
had been careful to keen him from drink
oa th way down, and he waa now sober,
or as nearly sober as a brain saturated
with liquor could ever lw.
(iirdleston called for Mr. Jorrocks.
who laid th cloth. Kira aoDeared to
hare a poor appetite, but Burt ate vors-
ciousl. When the meal was finished
Ktra drew a chair ud to the fire, and his
father did the same, after ordering the old
soman out of the room, and carefully
closing the door behind ber.
You hav spoken to our friend here
alsjut the business?" (linllestone asked.
oortding bis head in the direction of Burt.
Yes. I have made it all clear."
Five hundred pounds down, and
passage to Africa," said Burt.
"An energetic man like you can do a
great deal in the colonies with five bun
died pounds." (iirdleston remarked.
"What I do with it is nothing to you,
gov'nor," Burt remarked surlily. "1 does
the job, you pays the money, snd there's
an end as far ss vow ara concerned."
"ture so," the merisnt said in a con
ciliatory voice. "You ire free to do what
you like m-ith the money."
"Without axin' your leave," growled
Burt. He was a nun of such a turbulent
and quarrelsome iliiiKisition that be was
always ready to go out of bis way to make
The question is how it is to be done."
interposed Kzra. "You've got some plan
in your head, I suppose." be said to bis
father. "It's high time the thins was
carried through, or we .hall have to put
up me stiuirers in Feiuhurcb street."
His father shivered at the very thought.
"Anything rather than that," be said.
"It will precious soon come to that.
"What'a the matter with your lio? It
stems to be swollen."
"I had a turn with that fellow Dlms-
dole," Kara answered, nutting hla hand
up to his mouth to hide the disfigurement.
"He followed us tn the station and we
had to beat him off, but I think I left
my marka upon him."
"He played some hokey-pokey business
on me," said Burt. "Tie tripped me in
some new-fangled way, and nigh knocked
the breath out of mo. I don t fall aa
light as I used."
lie did not succeed in tracing you?
ttirdlestone asked uneasily. "There is no
hance of bis turning up here, snd spoiling
the whole business';
"Not In the least," said Fare confident
ly. "He was in the hands of a policeman
when I saw him last.
That is well. Now I should like, be
fore we go further, to say a few words
to Mr. Burt as to what has led up to
this. I wish you to understand," he slid.
that this is no sudden determination of
ours, but that events have led up to it In
such a way that it was impossible to avoid
Our commercial honor and Integrity
are more precious to us than anything
else, and we have Isitb agreed that we
are ready to sacrifice anything rather
than lose it. I'nfortuuatel.v, our affairs
have become somewhat Involved, and It
was absolutely necessary that the (inn
hould have a sum of money promptly
In order to ei.tricnte iiseir trom Its mm-
culties. This sum we endeavored to get
through a daring seculation In diamonds.
which was, though I say it. ingeniously
planned and cleverly carried, and which
would have succeeded admirably had It
not been for sn unfortunate chsnee."
I reniemlH'r, ' said Hurt.
Of course. You were there at th
time. e were anie to struggle aiong ror
some time after this mi money which we
borrowed and on the profits of our Af
ricsn trade. The time came, however,
hen the borrowed monrv was to Is? re-
psid, and once again the lirm was in dan
ger. It was men mat we nrsi mougnc 01
the fortune of my ward. It was enough
to turn the scale in our favor, could we
lay our hands upon it. It was securely
tied up, however, in sm h s way that there
were only two means bv which we could
touch a penny of It. One was by marry
ing her to my son; the other was by ths
young lady's death. Io yon follow me?
Burt nodded his shaggy head.
'This being so, we ,,d all that we could
to arrange a marriage. W ithout flattery
I may ssy that no girl s ever approach
ed In a more dellcnle and honorable way
than she was by my sou, K.xrs. I, for my
psrt, brought all my Influence to bear
upon her In order to induce ner to meet
his sdvsnees In a proper spirit. In spite
of our efforts, she rtjected him In the
most decided way, and gave ns to under
stand that It was hostess to attempt to
make her change her rnd.
"Someone else, majhe," suggested Burt.
The man who put you on your back
at tn station," said Eara.
I bad msde every arrangement som fronting: a.rb-ulture I competent farm
v . .... . . I I i iL.i a. m
tint berore. 'Jill uuiimng is, ss you
msy hav observed In your drive, situated
in a lunels and secluded part 01 ine coun
try. It ia walled round, too, in aucb a
manner that any on residing her 1
rtscihsllr a orisoner. I removed th
holy so suddenly tkst no on can possibly
know where she has gou to, and I bav
spread such report a to ber coodition
that no one down here would be surprised
to hear of ber decease."
."But there ia bound to tie aa inquiry.
Hew about a medical certificate?" asked
"I shall Insist upon a coroner' In
quest' hi father answered.
"An Inquest ! Ar you msd.''
"When you have heard me I think that
you will come to Just the apposite conclu
sion. I tlilliK IDHI I uavs on uisiu
hi fiert'ie "wiricli is re'slfy" heat tteni lU IIS
simplicity.' He rubbed his hands togeth
er, and ahowed his Tong yellow fangs in
bis enjoyment of bis own astuteness.
Burt and Kira leaned forward to listen,
while lbs old man sank bis voice to
"They think that ehe ia Insane," be
"There's a small door In the boundary
wall which leada out to the railway Uue.
"Well, what of that?"
"Suppose that door to be left open,
w'ould it b aa impossible thing for
ci sty woman to slip out through it, and
to be run over by the ten o clock ex
"If ah would only get In th way
Yon don't quit catch my Idea yet.
Suppose tbat. this express ran over th
dead body of a woman, would there be
anything to prove afterwards that ab
wa dead, and not aliv at th time of
the accident? Do you think that it would
ever occur to any one'a mind that the ex
press had run over a dead body?"
I aee your meaning, aaid his eon
thoughtfully. "You would aettle ber and
then put her there.'
(To be continued.)
THE WORLD'S PEEFDME.
Isdaatrr la Which sia Kallrs
Towa Is Interested.
Few p."op!e In America at leaat
know that the town which might be
said to supply the world with Ita per
fume la (irnsse on the Klvlera, about
1J2 tulles by train from that center of
cayety, Cannes. It holds a population
of some 15.INK) istsoiis. the great mu-
free Jorlty of whom are employed In the
pcrfunto Industry which yields an In
come to the town of a million and a
half a year.
The little perfume city Is set on the
side of the mountain ItiM-avlgnoii and
In the volley around It more thnn ,-
(KM) acre of flower beds produ the
lietala from which Hre drawn the little
drops of aweet Incense that are sent
out to nil quarter of the globe.
Every aviilluble lilt of ground, sny
Jane It. White, In The World To-day,
has been walled lu and the casein or
rosebush hii to pay Its yearly tribute
of fnigrnnce In return for the cure lav
ished umiii It. Here and there the
flowers run riot, but usually tiny Irri
gating ditches separate the nent even
rows of violets, jonquils. Jasmine, tu
beroses, hellotroK's, rosea and laven
der. One breathes a new atmosphere
here; it is as though the liivlKoratlntf
mountain nlr hud bee is sprayed with
can de cologne.
When one gis-a Into the factories of
the town the prismas of tnunufneture
one notes Is much the same for nil per
fumes except those made from the rose
or orange petals. K
Glass sheets, held by frames a few
Inches apart, are smeared thickly with
lard, and between these sheets the
freshly picked blossoms are scattered,
touching the frames, but not pressed
by them. In one day the oil of the
flowers exudes nnd the lard absorbs
the precious drops. Before the grease
Is fully snturat.sl tlie flowers are
changed many -times, the number de
lendltig upon the amount of oil the
flowers contain. If the flowers are
plentiful they tuny lie changed as often
ns every six hours ami In the ruse of
the Jonquils IX) times, but Jasmine Is
usually clinni;ed ho times before the
layers of lard are entirely saturated.
Attar of roses and neroll, the base
of entl de cologne, nre niiido by a dif
ferent method. The perfume may lie
extracted by tin ordinary pns-ess of
distillation if a very even heat is inalii-
tnltied, but the usual method Is the
"bnln innrle." A large kettle of lard
Is Immersed In a tub of water at the
boiling iHiltit until the grease reaches
a uniform tenqierature and Is entirely
Into this warm lard the petjils of
ornngc blossoms or of roses are thrown.
The fH-tnls remain a day or less In this
bath and then the wilted flowers nre
withdrawn and fresh ones added until
the mixture renehes the required
strength. Women bent the mixture
Into a crenm and the "bHln marie"
rooms look like cake bakeries.
To ninke one pound of attar of rosea,
which Is worth $i'ik. 2 , ounds of
rose etnls nre required. A thousand
pounds of js'tals are needed to make a
pound of neroll. which average In
value a pound.
help that can be eecured at a conipen
eat ion projsirthsiate to the net earn
lugs for the firmer. Manufactures,
mining and railroad furnish employ
nietit to a vast number of workers who
are under trained foremen and their
wages are graduated according to the
amount of product they can turn out.
Manufacturers and transportation cor
porations are capitalized and the In
vestment I required tu earn a fixed
dividend for the stockholder. The
earning are expected lo exceed Hie
dividends, ojierjllng expenses aud fixed
charge to reate a surplus fund to
conduct affairs In emergencies and dur
ing panics without stopping dividends.
The farnipr Is compelled to compete
-'trtlHjieii ftifci'sft lor neip to 'coiiiiuct
his agricultural operations. While the
firmer Is delighted If bis Investment
returns a reasonable profit, he has no
rviirse If the season's results nre con
ducted at a loss. The manufacturer In
tiniey of financial stringency to protect
stockholders discharges a part of his
force, redncc their wages or run his
plant 'on shorter hours. The farmer
can only protect himself from exorbi
tant wages by the purchase of costly
The world move forward and the
higher cost of living, the Increase In
value of farm lands and the higher
prl- ea of agricultural products w ill not
B'H.n revert to old low standards. The
fanner will not find cheap labor of
fered In the market exivpt by Ineffi
Agriculture la annually becoming
more of a business projsisltlon and the
standard of labor advanced on the
farm. The fa'm laborer must under
stand modern agricultural machinery
and how to operate It to obtain employ-
Uent Machinery I tisj expensive to
be tmted with Inexperienced opera
tors, and the man who can. skillfully
Lntidl modern farm Implement I In
demand on the farm at a wage scale
that will compare favorably with the
employe In Industrial enterprises.
Farmer are now practical business
men and the majority of them keep
books on farm operations and know the
mount of their profit and loss annual
ly. Farming a ' profession Is becom
ing more attractive and diversified and
labor needs to he more skilled to meet
new conditions of agriculture. The In
duecmenf are potential for young men
to qualify as farm laborers and the
field offers as brilliant prospect ss
any other profession. The farmer Is
not so much In quest of cheap labor s
efficient help and la willing to pay a
wage acale proportionate to the ability
and proficiency of the laborer as an up-
o-date farm band. Uoodull's Farmer.
Alfalfa was uu unknown crop few
year ago. Nw It Is one of the mit
reliable it ml profitable of Texas crops.
It has not hem lung slm-e the onion
wa prodiii-ril only In a few "T r
..asm ea iajai
j n .m li, e oinoii i ron la
one of Texas' I .est advert U-ments. Tha
effort to raise f.,r the market me
dicinal plants ts-jiau with one enter
prUilng citizen ,,f tiraysoii County only
a few years ago. xw. thin line
lug taken nt, Ml, nil! be carried on for
all It la worth. The list Is glowing
longer, and the prices of cott..n and
other farm product are better than
they used to lie. unit the mail with the
hoe is growing more Independent. The
sugar beet Is liow being tested. Cdii
rnd. holds first place in (Me pri.Iuetlon
of beet sugar In the I'nlleil Kf .
with 4:".,.T:!:,.:,.:ii i.uiiMs of sugar from
i:iS..K;t!..'!is! n.ns, nhile Michigan and
California lire closely uutehod for sec
olid place, producing Id ikki.inhi al,j
sugar lart crop in this country lust
year brought I."hi,(M.
The present year will be an Impor
tant season for experiments with the
sugar Iss t In Texas. Let the tests I
made under as gsid conditions as pos
sible. There Is really no doubt as to
the results In localities where the soli
Is of the right density mi. I
Lands that prtslin-e fltip crops of beets
of the ordinary variety or the "biggest
turnips In the world" are quite sure to
break a few records In sugar beets If
given a fair test.--Galveston News.
Improved ( hlckra aop.
The diagram shows a convenient way
to make a cisp for the poultry ynrd.
of which the isial feature Is Its dsr.
I'rorure a box of Ha- right dlineiisloW
and saw a hole, d, In one end. Then
strengthen the box with narrow atrip
of woisl, b c, on each side of tlie hole.
HlNUri-ISS DOOB MS A COOP.
arrrlaar Trunk la naawr.
To carry a trunk or any bulky ar
ticle In a snvnll buggy, make a frame
out of two pieces of one and one-half
by two-Inch) scnntllngs eight feet long.
Nail a Ismrd across the ends as shown
b c. This acta as a groove for tlie
door, a, to slide In. Thus you bave a
sliding diMr, which ofspus and shuts
with the greatest ease. Tlie front uf
the ciasp la Inclisaed with lath, or nar
row strips, placed 2-Ti to 3 Inuhe
ajmrt Tlie top should I covered with
a g(sd grade of nsdlng paper to mak
It waterproof. A osp of thia sort
should be 2 to 2H feet long, 1ft Inches
deep and not less than 20 Inches high,
while 2 feet would be better. Klchaid
Moucnre. lu Farm and Home.
Tha J a dare aad til Wheat.
Maud .Miller, in the summer' heat.
Bilked Mia nieadow tbiiv witb wheat.
now to tAsar the trlnk.
in A "i the aoumpiinying illustration
I'lnce the free ends beneath the seat
and under tlie fist rest In front, lowing
the frame extend Isdilud the liurtry. Tile
trunk or Isix, explains I'ralrle Fanner,
ran then Ih placed on the end of the
frame liehlnd the seat of the bugsv. It
should tied on.
A Speelal Bread.
Brown I want to thank you again
for that cigar yon gave me yesterday.
I enjoyed It Immensely.
Green I'm glad you liked It. By
the way, I have another of the aame
brnnd If you care to smoke.
Brown No, thank you. I didn't
moke the other one. I have a grudge
against Jones, so I gave It to blm.
When you know a successful man.
. , ... . 1 1 . . i , i
you aiso anow i o.,r . weakness towH thnt ,ine
that keeps nun trom lucoeediiu; a
great deal better.
He who can mov hla eara can usual
1 uiki his hair atand oa nd.
Kicica arlonalr Preserved.
r.ggs are preserved lu iiiiiny other
ways U'Sides cold storage. Often the
preservative Is effected by excluding
the air by routing, covering or Imincrs
lng the eggs, some material or solu
tion Ising used which may or tuny not
!e a germicide. An old domestic moth
od Is to puck the eggs In oats, bran or
salt; another conalsts in covering the
eggs with lime water, which may or
nmy not contain salt. In Germnnv
sterilization Is effected by placing In
boiling water from twelve to fifteen sec
onds. Sometimes they are treated to a
solution of alum or salicylic acid, oth
er methods consist lu varnishing with
a solution of srmniignnnte of potash.
vnrnlshltig with collodion or shellac;
packing In -nt dust, preserving In
winkI nsbes. treating with n solution of
liorlc add and water glass, vnrnlshltig
with vaseline, preserving In lime wa
ter, preserving- In a solution of water
glass. The lust three methods have
proved most successful. Infertile eggs
will keep niicta better than fertile eggs
by any manner of preservation.
The ( onaararr'a Error.
The consumer Is often to lie blamed
for the milk souring quickly. Flrst
clasa milk left at hla house In a clean
bottle and at a low temperature may
Is? sour or off flavor twelve hours Inter
because It wa left standing In a warm
kitchen for a few minute or was
poured Info a pan that had been
washed In the (llsbpan and wls-d nn a
service for nil
kinds of dishes for several day. Also
tnllk should not be left standing In the
un a niluut after tha mllkauia
The Judge rods slowly down tha Una,
Smoothing his horse's chestnut mans.
With wheat at a dollar per," said he.
"This inn id Is slxiut the size for me."
Then he smiled st her and she blushed al
And over the meadow fence he dim.
"Will you marry
And she told hi in
me, sweet maid?" b
"Yes," and tliey were
Alas for maiden, alas for Judge.
For old designer and wheat-field drudga,
Ird pity them both and pity us all.
For Maud didn't own the wheat at all.
And the Judge remarked when he learned
the cheat :
"IWm't talk to me about dollar w heat V
San Francisco Argonaut.
How Aalmals Uoetor Themselves.
Man might often take from the lower
animals a lesson ns to the cure of him
self when 111. All sorts of animals suf
fering from fever eat little, lie quiet In
dark, airy places and drink quantities
of water. When a dog loses his ap
tlte he knows where to Unci chiendeiit
dog grass which nets as a purgative
and emetic. Sheep ntnl cow. hen III.
seek certain herbs. Any animal suffer
ing from chronic rheumatism keeps as
fnr as pslhle lu the sun. If a chlm
piui7.ee be wounded be has been seen
to stop the bleeding by a pla-tcr of
chewed up leaves and grass.
Tlie liorse Is man's lsst friend, there
fore ho Is deserving of a friend's treat
ment. Ion't forget that the barnyard ma
nure Is the best all-round fertilizer you
Pasture mnki-s the eheajs'st hog fnil
on the farm and clover make the ut
thtti't let money act as a padlock on
your heart and shut In nil the kindness
Tlie animal thnt has a full, bright
eye la aid to l? healrliy. And a moist
tvsse Is another Indication of health.
The man who keeps his troubles to
blmelf Is W'tter thougiit of than he
who burdens his nelglilsrs with them
Tlie neighbors have their owu trouble
to think alsmt
Little things on tlie farm amount to
as much In the end as they do in any
other buslneMS, yet tlie farmer as a rule
dis-s not lmy as much attention to (h
talla as diw the city business man.
Talk over with the gissl housewifa
all the undertakings of the farm. She
will have some gissl advle to offer.
The burning of straw and stnlks, ex
cept In sssinl msns, is a wasteful prac
tice and has no place In Judicious fame
Kvery farm should have a pair of
scale. It ia the only way for tlie,
farmer to know exnily where he.
stands In his buying and soiling.
Farm mailnery put In ropnlr beforw
the busy season ojvens means money ta
the 'pocleet Whet It la put away In
ta fait la beitur tUia for repalrlna.