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VI ' " '
A Dead Past
Uy MRS. LOVCTT CAMERON
"And pray whcro have you been hiding
yourself for (he past week? Why were
you not nt Ascot? I hear you threw
over three limitations for the week with
out crcr giving n reason. lo yon not
know that the whole London world the
(emalit world. I mean has been InncwNh
Ins and pining without you? The Park
hai been n wilderness and Hurllugham
n desert waste. Humor any you hare
been away making lore to a rustic beauty
among the rose, and all the women have
cried their eye out for spite and envy!"
"Yours remain bright enough, at nny
ratel" said Desmond. In answer to the
above speech, as he sank down Into a
chair by the speaker's side, nnd looked
at her with a flattering smile of admira
tion. "Ah, you can't tell the state my heart
has been In. though!" replied .(he lady
She was n handsome woman, with Hark
Iqcks arranged In a wonderful shock orsr
her broad brows. To kuow Mrs. Talbot
was to know n woman of fashion who
was certain to amuse you, who was ready
to flirt or to pick Iter most familiar
friends' characters to pieces, who was
n walking encyclopedia of the sayings
nnd doing of all the men and women
about whom there was anything worth
knowing; nnd who had that kind of Im
pulsive and delightfully affectionate man
ner which leads one to suppose that you
are the only person of her acquaintance
ngatnst whom she conld never utter n
word of disparagement.
Even aa she sits now in the summer
sunshine of the park, with her white lace
parasol tipped well over her head, nnd
her large, unfaltering eyes turned fully
m ii f upon mm, sue i wonuenng wneiucr mis
absence of his is In any way connected
with tho serious part of his life, or bears
upon the secret she U bent upon unrav
eling. "What have you been doing?" she re
peats. "Eating cherries, principally." he re
plies, smiling. "I was assisted by sev
eral thousand birds and one tree elf."
"And what was she like? Young and
pretty, I suppose."
"She may have been."
She saw that she had gone far enough,
and adroitly turned the subject.
"Have you heard," she said, "that Fe
licia Grant ley, that good-looking girl who
came out last year, has been whipped off
Into the country by her father, who
wants to force her Into a marlage with
her cousin, who Ls youuger than herself?
Oh. It's quite a tragedy, I assure you!
Tift poor girl between you and me, I
dou't admire her, she is too scraggy
came to lunch yesterday with me, and
he cried her eyes out."
"What, for me?"
"For you, Mr. Vanity! Not a bit of It;
for Lord Augustus Wray, a fourth son,
you kuow," with not a penny, and such
a scamp! Of course, Felicia has money
and doesn't care a farthing about his
character, but her father won't have It,
and will hare her marry her cousin be
cause there's an old place and a baron
etcy; and they say young Itoy Grantley
Is In love with some one else, so there
Is material enough for a three-act drama
"Itoy Grantley," repeated Brian,
thoughtfully. Where had he heard that
nam, before? Was It not Kitten who
had spoken once of a Itoy Grantley who
was a boy and who worshiped her? It
would be odd If It should turn out to be
lie was not In love with Kitten: he
had no symptom of any Jealous feeling
concerning her; but yet he bad a curl-
ous feeling of satisfaction at hearing
' (hat some one else was to marry this
"The best thing Miss Grantley could
do, I am sure," he said. "Her father
Is quite right to save her from a black
guard like that."
"Do you think so? Hut then If a wom
an loves a man madly, desperately, do
you think she cares what ho Is?"
This Mrs. Talbot said softly, under
her voice, and (lashed her bold eyes
meaningly Into his.
"Oh, well, she ought to care!" an
awered Brian, carelessly. "Excuse me!"
nnd be Jumped suddenly up from his
chair. "I see a friend I want to speak
lie dashed away down (he crowded
path. Girt rude Talbot was red with on
ger; she leaned forward and followed him
eagerly with her eye. Who had he left
her for? After what woman had he
rushed away so precipitately? It was no
woman, only a bent, white-haired old
man whom she saw him run after and
"What, Professor! Is this Indeed you,
loitering In Hyde Park at 1 o'clock In
the day? Wonder will never cense.
Hut, Mr. taybourne, you ure not looking
"I am not well," he answered, "a
little over tired, I think. I am up in
town for thf great ssjentlflc gathering
of which", no doubt, ymi know. Would
you like (o hear me speak?" asked (he
i Professor suddenly; "have you attemlttd
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iiiij u 11 icvtutom auvi. nvwm J MM
it nice to go io-nigiiir i am noi. oi course,
worth listening to In comparison with
Wentley and fthulton and some of our
best men; but I have a ticket to give
" 'away, a good place clone to the platform,
you would hear well. I hare been asked
for It, but I have It here In my pocket,
nnd I had sooner give it to yon, Des
mond, than (o any mere acquaintance.
Hero It is, would you like to go?"
Haptdly through Desmond' bruin
floated (ho plans of the day's amusements
the pony races at Itanelagh, (he little
dinner at the club with I chosen friend,
the box at tho opera to which he had
been asked, (he Invitation to the supper
party afterward. Was he destined to
give up all this for a stuffy lecture room
crowded with old' men, to listen to a
learned discourse upon a subject which
ho knew and cared nothing about? Ho
hesitated. "Kitten would be pleased If
fhe thought you were there to hear me
apeak," said Kitten's father with a smile,
and Brian- relinquished tho ordinary Joya
of life without a murmur, and took the
green admlsslou card from the Profes
"Thanks, very much. I shall like to
go extremely. And, by-the-way, how Is
"When I left her she wns quite well.
Desmond, If I die. you will be kind to
my little girl, will yon not?" he said
"Kind to herl Of course. I shall; but
you aro not going to die, Mr. Lay
borune." "I don't know I don't know life and
death are mysteries; who can tell how
soon tho one condition may bo over aud
the other entered npon? It ts a great
weight off my mind that you are to be
my child's lawful gunrdlan; that
thought should make me live."
The lecture hall In Burlington House
wns crowded that night, when, somewhat
late. In spite of a hurried dinner. Brian
canto In to take a sent. The Professor
had already begun his lecture, yet his
eyes Unshed a momentary greeting to
ward him aa he sat dow n.
Then, without listening over much to
the subject matter of the discourse,
Brian looked nt the crowd of eager, ven
erable faces, watched (he straining eyes
nnd ears, and wondered nt the hushed si
lence ns the great men around him hung
upon tho naturajlst's words. He heard
tho voice, which wns at first somewhat
feeble nnd faltering, suddenly warm to
the work. He saw how the (nee of the
pale old man fired Into a glow of glorious
enthusiasm for his subject; how his eyes
shone nnd gleamed, how his thin hand
trembled as he stretched It forth, how
the man became forgotten In (he sage!
Then of a sudden (he sllglK, ben( fig
ure upon (he platform swayed and tot
tered. There was a cry, n smothered
murmur from the crowd, n rush of hasty
footsteps, and (he sound of a dull, heavy
Brian, wl(h (he rest, sprang upon (he
p!a(form and forced his way among (he
frightened throng. There went up n
great wall of terror and lamentation from
Brian sank upon his knees and pil
lowed ho white, stilt face upon his
"Air! Air!" he cried, hoarsely; "stand
back, nnd fetch n doctor!"
But neither henven'a air nnr'.luiman
doctor could aid Professor Lnybourne
any more (he great naturalist was
"Coming down by Inst train to-night.
To Miss Lnybourne. from B. Des
Kitten stood reading the telegram
over again for the twentieth time; the
grave childlike eyes shone with an In
ward gladness, (here was a peach bloom
upon her soft, delicate face.
"He Is coming to-nlgh(!" she repea(ed
to herself In a whisper; "to-night I
shall see him again!" And then she fell
to wondering a little, why It was that It
was he who had sent the telegram and
not her father, for,' of course, her father
was coming homo too.
"But my Daddy I so busy when he
Is up In London," she told herself In
explanation, "so many great people want
blm, perhaps even the Queen herself
might hare sent for him to Windsor.
Yes, (hat Is it, no doubt; after his lecture
last night be will be made more of than
She took a letter out of her pocket
which she had received that morning.
"I am going to lecture to-night; there
will be a great crowd, I believe, I wish
I had my fairy with mo to copy out my
notes; they are a sad scrawl, but one
has time for nothing In London's great
heart. Never mind, my little girl, I
shall soon be home again now; I cannot
say for certain what day, but It Is sure
to be soon."
"Evidently." said 'Kitten to herselr.
"he found unexpectedly that be could
get away to-day and told Mr. Desmond
to telegraph for him, for he has prob
ably gone to Windsor to aeo the Queen,
and (hen Mr. Desmond said be would
The day wore away happily enough.
Kitten rilled the garden for flower io
decorate her father's study nnd to tet
forth the simple supper table like a
royal feast. Hlie sang over her labors
and was a happy as a bird. The little
refrain kep( ringing Kself over and over
again in her heart.
"He Is coming (o-n!gh( to-night I
shall see him!" It was like u peal of
Joy bells within her.
She would see him! Oh, happy time
of youth and lore when to see the one
diar face Is enough to 111! one' heart
with divine rapture! There come a
(line, after chungu and coldness aud (he
cruelty pf -life have swept over what
we love, when (he slglK of (hat one
dearest face, can only stab the .heart
with pain, and fill the soul with hope
luis anguish and the miserable mocker;
i happiness that ls past and gone from
us forever. ,
Whensho had filled overy bowl and
dish and vase fn the house with flowers,
she called her dog aud went out into
tho Held, tracing over ngufn all the
path through (he meadow and! (he
wood where she hnd wundered with
Brian. It was a swerft delight to' her;
she recalled hi words, his looks, hi
slightest gesture; each field, each stile,
each tree seemed to bring bark tliti swift
days of enchantment more vividly to her.
"Aud It will all come over nggulu,"
she suld to herself wfth rupture. "Here
and hero we shall walk again at
thl gate we, shall linger, along this green
meadow we shall saunter, sldo by side;
here, at this plunk acros the stream
lie will reach out hi hand to grasp mine
to help me over, Just us he did tho last
time we camo (o It; it will he the same
thing all over again!" She was (oo yqung
(o uuder(uud that things that are past
never return, that Joy that aru gone
come back no more.
Kitten wo dancing around the supper
table In a fever of excitement aad de
light; It was after, nine, nt every Instant
the traveler might arlve. How pretty
tho table looked, thought Kitten as she
stooped over (he flowers (o fix a rebel
lious rosebud In Its place or (o put the
final (ouch to the spray of Jessamine
he had laid upon the snowy (ublecloth.
The glass and silver gllltered under th
rose-shaded lump. Tho chnlra were set
In their places round (he tnblei three
chairs, for Kitten did not menu to bo
sent nwny to-ulght, nnd by (ho side of
tho professor's chair (here lay his easy
slippers Jus( as ho liked to tlud them
when he came home.
lC.erythlug wns ready; would the trav
elers never come? All nt once tho door
bell rang. The bell! Where wns her
father? He would never ring nt his own
door, ho had but to turn the handle nnd
She ran Into the hall; Keslah wns
opening tho door. Brian Desmond canto.
In alone. In n moment she saw that
something was wrong. Desmond wn ns
white ns nshes; he enme up to her with
out a word nnd took her hnnd In his,
"Where Is my father?" she said, "is
he not coming? Conld he not come?"
"Oh, my poor child, my poor child 1"
was all that Brain could utterl "how
mil I to tell you?
"Do not," she snld simply; "I know,
my duddy Is dead."
He had expected n terrible scene .f
grief nnd anguish ho hnd pictured to
himself how she would cast herself down
nnd weep; how the small, childish frame
'would be shaken with sobs nnd the beau
tiful, grave eye dimmed and blotted out
with her tenr. All the way down from
town he had dreaded what wns before
Mm, for he was one of those men to
whom the sight of won.iln's lenrs Is ter
rible. What really happened was so extra
ordinarily different to what he expected
that It seemed to him that he must be
"I know," Kitten had said; "he Is
dead." Then she turned round nnd went
Imck Into the dining room. He heard
the loud walling cry of the old woman
behind him, but from "the dead man's
daughter not a sound. Her Ill's framed
ouo word, which wns barely audible.
"Lns( night It was quite sudden he
wns lecturing at Burlington House. It
wns all over In one moment; ho could
not have suffered nt all. Kitten; we
must bo thankful for that. He was
speaking, nnd then he fell forward, and
It was over."
"And there wns no time? I could not
havo gouo to Mm?"
"Impossible. It wn nil over In n few
seconds. Your father expected thl.
Kitten; he knew his death might be sud
den. He hnd simkeii to me about It
when I wa here."
"Oh, yes; I know. It wn his heart."
Brian was surprised. "You knew?
Ho did not think you suspected It."
"No; I pretended not to know; It would
hare grlcred him, but 1 have known It
for a long time; I have been prepared for
Tho extraordinary self-control with
which she spoke, the Intense calm of her
whole uinuuer, terrified him. She looked
so small and childlike, and her word
were so old aud Impassive. Brain
thought he would sooner have had to
deal with those tear nnd sobs which ho
had dreaded, than wlth.lliU strange un
He moved nearer to her. "My poo.
little girl, what can I say. what con 1
du to comfort you?"
"You can say uothlng, do nothing; It'
ridiculous yes ridiculous to say that to
me. I hnve lost my all." For n mo
ment she flung up her arm with n
despairing gesture, then she paused, and
(hey fell again nervelessly by her side:
"And you tulk nbout comfort! Unless
tou can give me back my dead, you cau
Hint moved away toward the door, with
tho slow, lingering step of a person who
I very III. but she turned back again to
say to him: "You must be very hungry,
eat something; I will send Keslah to
you; your room U ready, tho same room,
He watched her clamber painfully up
the staircases to her own bedroom door.
A sort of terror of what would follow
possessed hlin. It Is thl sort of grief,
he told himself with horror, that un
hinges (he mind and drive people luto
brain fever or kill (hem outright.
(To be continued.)
ii i, ii i i n r
Making ( Feast Heal.
In n one-net piece culled "Crnmond
Brig," which 8lr Henry Irving produc
ed In Iiiulon, there I u supper scene
In n cottage. A sten tiling sheep's bond
nnd nn ont-enke nro brought In. nnd
the colterV small boy Is supposed to
do Justice lo the feast.
An n mntler of fnc(, (ho boy who
played (he part utu with llttlu relish,
which I scarcely to be wondered nt,
for stage feast nro not priiiwrod by
chefs or mothers, nnd tho sheep's bond
wn 8orvi'd without wilt or other seas
oning, tho only Mage demand being
(lint It stjoiild send up a cloud of
8tiiu mid 1ju piping hot.
Ono night th" moot chanced to ho
well cooked, mill Mr. Mnrshnll P. Wild
er sny In tho New York Trlbuiiu tint
the boy entered Into tho spirit of tho
scone with oxtraordlimry nwllsui. Irv
Ins noticed It, nnd spoke of It uHur tho
"Jlow did the sheep's bond go, my
Iwy?" ho asked.
"Twiih prime!" declared tho boy,
"It had suit in It to-night."
"Ah, I thought you llktul it," wild
IrvIitjC- Then, with a sigh of regretful
memory, he added, "Boys nro nlwuys
No soonor was thnt hungry boy out
of hearing tlm Irving ordered that u
hhwip'M bond should bt cnrHfully cook
ed and served every night.
"And mind," ho said to (ho player,
"don't hurry tho scene, but lio govern
'd by tho, boy's nppctlte."
Aflor (hnt it wns hard to tull which
got tho most out of that savory sheep'H
bond tho boy who nto It or tho nctor
who wntchod hlin.
"Do you enjoy u holiday?"
"No," iiuswered tho candid portion,
"but 1 derive benefit from one. After
playing baseball or riding In crowded
cur for six or eight hours ordinary
work seems much pleasaiiter." Wash
Little, vicious mliids abound with an
Kcr mid revenge, mid aro Incapable of
feeling the plcasttro of forgiving their
Picket Fence Pevlcc.
A simple efTcctlM! plan fur building
n picket nnd who fence without " "if
chine I suggested by (1. I1. Schneider,
of A vn, Mo. Ho says:
A device which will answer the pur
pose of n fence machine Is .undo as
follows: Take pieces of 'Jxl n f"t r
no long, bom two small holes near the
end of each, put tho wires through
these hole nnd fasten to post where
j oil wish to begin. Then stretch your
wire mill stnple to post some dlstnnce
nhead, leaving the staple loose
enough so the wire will slip when It Is
drawn tight. Let eight or ten feet of
wire extend beyond the post nnd to
those fasten heavy V eight to keep the
I'll'KKT riWCK III.VIIT.
wire tight. Put a picket between the
wires mid turn the block over a often
ns you wish to twist the wire between
each picket; then put In uiiother picket
mid twist the other way, etc. To pre
serve (Mists, mix pulverlted charcoal In
boiled Unseed oil to the consistency or
paint nnd apply with n brush.
. Cost or Hllnur,
Wo havo from tlinn to time Inld bo
fori) our readers the cost of putting
corn In tho silo, snys Farmer' Trlb
line. Some muii ure able to grow the
corn nt a cost of uhoiil M cents per
ton of green matter. They are able to
put It In the silo for another M cents,
making (ho total cost of the silage In
the silo approximately $t per ton.
Sometime the cost goes n high a
tl'tO, sometimes even higher.
Ham Schilling, who I iimnnger of
Joel Phoatwoln' heard nt Northflehl,
Minn., kept mi accurate record of the
cost of putting sixteen ncro of corn
In hi silo lust year mid these figure
were given before the Minnesota But
ter Makers' Association thl spring by
Mr. Schilling. They aru as follows:
1(1 acres corn at 8 $I2S 00
Cost of cutting, $1 per acre HI )
Two men loading five days 1,1 X)
Two men In silo Hi tl
Four teams hauling live days., IV) 00
Engine tiro day and mail
Fuel for engine Hits)
On man to ftl machine 10 00
Cost of 'J00 tons sllagn f'JKI (X)
Cost per tou of silage 1 -I-Ml
The average yield per acre In this
Instance wns l'J.fi tou of green corn.
The cost of tho culhige, Including the
raising, which wns estlmnteil nt fH per
ncre, wn n little high. Consulting tho
tnble, however, It will tie seen that It
required four team hauling for five
dnys top draw tho corn to the silo per
day. Thl menus that the silage had
to be drawn from omo distance or
more could havo boon hauled, but oven
nt Jl.riO (cr tou sllugu I n very cheap
I.oailliiK Corn Fodder.
Loading corn fodder may not be
very bard work to tho small farmer,
but when one bus tho product of mntiy
acre to load It become n formidable
operation. The work can bo much
more easily done If the following de
vice Is used: Make n loader by using
n two-Inch plunk ten feet long with
dents of Inch stuff milled on ouo sldo
ut short Interval. At one end nail a
dent on the iltidcr side, which will bo
three Inchon wider than tho hoard on
vaoh side. Tic small ropes to thl cleat
ton umiu.no co a ()i)iii:n.
nnd with them fasten tho ruck to the
I back part of tho wagon ruck, tho lower
cud of tho plank-ruck resting on tho
This makes n stepladdor up which It
I easy to walk mid If strongly mado a
man can readily carry up It nil ho can
get his arm around. With this plan
out) man can do tho work of loading n
wagon easily without spending tho
tlmo necessary to bind tho bundle.
Tho Illustration shows how easily tho
ladder can bo mado. ludlnnnpolla
Crop Without Irrigation,
Thn most wldesnreud movement In
(ho history of (ho country for tho de
velopment or uiiirngmcu iiiuas in tho
West U In progress this spring, Hun
dreds of thousands of acre nro being
brought under cultivation qs tho rosult
of government nnd other Irrigation
projects, but aside from this a plan far
groutcrln Its scope has been storied for
tho successful use of farm lauds with
,1 1 ll.tlal.l I'slnt.
v subslll lo for whllo oil pnlnt my
skim milk, I IHisiiiil "' ?' " " J, J
llmi., Ill imnci'H of lliwwil ill. ' "
white ne.gu.uiy i'iL;b. I'-uu; f
tt mulsh while, to bo mixed nn follows
' li. the ope., nir VK'u
,, u n little at ii lime ii till UN
,,sH0lM'd into., lit... .try.;.vw ';''
iini mix II In about iiiienuarler of the',, lot of work to occupy tint attention
milk- the oil In which tho pilch must of Coiigtes when It next assemble,
i. n'revloiisly involved over . slow Question that nro of great inoinrni i
thu llino Into I. WOOIlCH in....; " n
re ...id cooled, to bo ...bled II le
l a tltne. the., tho rest of the n. Ik.
,! nftcrwnr.1 the Hpanlsl. wlillf
Mix thorouKl.ly ""'I "Iraln tliniUKli n
cimuioii wire milk strainer and It will
bo ready for use
Tills q.iauiiiy i "...
ii,....iit for more
than fifty squi.ru
yiinK.two cent. Uy nddliiK n ury
small quantity of lampblack first ills
solvc.1 In milk mid thoroughly mixed
a very handso.no lead color cat. bo nit
liili.nl. If stone color Is desired, after
mixing In the lampblack add a small
quantity of yellow ochre and Venetian
red sepanttely. first dlssol.nl In milk
While using, stir frequently to keep II
Pall Mtilclil K if Tree.
If It Is thought necewwry to apply
mulch iirouud the ls.se of tree or
i,. .j ii iv liter nrolii'liou eni'
ii winter linn.1 in... "t.v .......
. .. ,1, ii... unrk too'Brea Importance Hint will be rmsmi.
cd not to do the work too
must tie IISii!
soon, particularly If anything In the
nature of u fertiliser I used, audi a
coarse stable manure, for there I nl
way dancer of Inciting renewed
growth In the tree. Just a It I begin
ulug to go to sleep for the whiter, and
thl growth, being extremely lemler.
will be killed by the llrt tidd weather,
probably with much Injury to the tree
A better plan I not to apply the mulch
until the gmuiid frcoe, applying
more. If necessary, later on.
By far the best plan of nil I lo ue
corth with which to protect the root
of the tree or shrub during the first
cold da: put It on ctenl Inches
thick for three feet around the tree
Later. If It get (on rsihl. a Utile coarse
manure may be put on oer the soil
By thl plan the tree or hmh will
have full protection without danger of
Inciting a late growth
A (I.Mi.l (IrliiiUlonr.
A grindstone to turn with bhrycle
gear can bo made after thl cut. writes
W. I). Watklns. of Athens. Ohio. Take
sprocket wheel ami chain off an ohl
tini.iiMiTo.iK with I'r.ttAi, or.An.
binder or dropper, dear thnt stone
will turn two revolution to one of
crnuk. You rati grind anything on It
with grent spent.
Orlndliitf Corn for Hxln.
We liellote In fcnllug swine so that
they will have something to keep them
busy a welt a for tho best results to
be obtninnl from the grain, so we feed
tho corn whole and usually on tho rob
until It gels hard ami rlliily, when It I
either shelled and soaknl a little to
soften It or soaked on the cob. All
other grain are ground because It ha
been demonstrated that the smaller
(fulfill Iffl Hi fill 1 1 It tin M It I ma fat at it it it.i '
n ' ft imumihii iiiv isiniiini nirM !
them but tlttlo good. Carrying out thn
plan of keeping tho swine busy. We al
ways hnve something for them to
chow on cornstalks, cqunre of stsl,
apples, potntocs mid other vegetables,
nnd we do not see (hnt they take on
fnt nny slower bti'iiiiso of this plan of
feeding. Pure wnter I given them In
clean trough twin, n duy during tho
winter mid wo know they thrive bet
ter for having It. Kxchnuge,
Cottonseed meal I used quite exten
sively In some sections of the country
as a fertilizer. A good grade iiiihiI will
.nrry about H per cent nitrogen, '.Ml
per cent phosphoric acid and l.H per
Based upon tho vnliin-
tlons that wl
lie nsiil by Now ltiig
laud experiment stations In Una fnr,'l'ere were 7P,..SU "admission to th
computnig tho valuu of commercial
fertilizers, a muni analyzing ns above
wni mi worth nlMtiit a n ton us n
fertilizer. Notwithstanding It high
vn I n ii when used directly In thl way
It will usually be found more n-nuom.
leal to use It ii a food for stock nod
to npply the resulting manure to the
hind. When used thin, from eighty to
uluety-llvo pur cent of the nitrogen mid
phosphoric ncld nnd practically all tho
potash will bo contained In tho ma
nure. Com and Oil ! rul for Hog.
Hogs fed on corn mid llusewl-oll
mcnl nt tho Missouri station nto more
feed, uindv groator Incnmso In woluhl,
with a smaller amount both of food
and of dlgestlhlo iiiiti.meut, mid nt
less expense than with nny other grnlu
ration tested hi (ho dry lot feeding
experiments, the balanced rntlon of
corn mid oil meal being tho most oitl
clcnt mid profitable nf the rations
tested. Tho quality of tho pork pro
duced wns unsurpassed, mid tho ten
dency nf these feeds to mnko real
growth, ns well us fat, wns greater
than thnt of any other ration tested.
One pound of oil meal replaced from
11.85 to 7.1 pounds of corn, nccordlng
ns It wai fed with flvo or twonty
pouuas or corn, Mono mcnl rod with
wholo corn effected u markod saving!
... w. .. ...juisumuuis uor iounUiioy in August, thu tuition rojolcod
of ,n, I thnt tho convoy wim at hand.
President lloosevelt Is mapping mt
tho iiosiu.'M win iii ami tin. puhlic in
general nro to be placed squarely lie
foie Hits legislator for niIIoii 'n,u
President' altitude on lint railway
rate quesltou ha not been umdMcd
since lie first directed attention m the
manifest evil that has ginwu up m,.
iter Urn Insidious system of rebates,
Mr. lloosevelt strikes the kejuntn
when he sn)s the highways mimm ,
kept open to all on equal term. Tim
abuse of the private car Hue and thn
private termlt.nl track nnd prtvu
sldo switch system must be stopp),
the Piesldent say. There I llttlu
doubt that the majority of the peopu
echo hi seiillmeut In this regard. If
the President Iih I. Is way, Hiwer to
revise ami regulate ratiw will I. in
vested In tho lnlflato f'ommofco
Co... mission. Another lltonslire nf
l,M'itln ir sts- !-". n w trill Ml
pro. cut bribery and other forms of
corruption In Filler I clu-ilmn Htatn
court have how.il In a lamentslilo
number of liitH..ei that they ate not
liojoml the lMi.ef.il It.tt.HM.fe of wnl
lenders, and attempts to punish i.
Intnrs of the snticllly of the tmllnt Iwt
have Igl.omlulollsly failed The lb-
sol. tn purification of polltk probably
will ever remain mi Iridescent dream,
but there I llltln ttoiibt that a Fed
eral statute, asking the trial of offend
er against (he Iwlb.t out of thn con
trol of Mate m.trt, wiMikl l a long
slop for want In a commmlablo -t-fort
to freo the Itnltol hot of fraud.
Fnleral control of Insi.raiMt. Is atmtlwr
question that Will be dltCIISsml thn
President's nitMtsage The dl'tottrt
that am being made In the Investiga
tion In New York have snot.!, a
totw of Indignant iitt from .ily
holders who demand that Ibwlr Inter
est shall l protected ami safeguard
ed by Federal csmtrol.
Thn new AHglo.JitMiHrre Irmly
differ fro, the rssriUT treaty i
several Important rtM-Mlar. It mas
far a ertot of ten year; It nutx-Ufs
a recognition on the wrt of Sh(
BrilatH of lh parainmnl political,
military oml rcoootole interests of
Japan In (Corns, ami tot the (airt of
J a (hi n of the right of Ureal Britain to
takr such measure s she may find
i.ecrsaary for safeguarding lor Indian
Mwsesihms; It apdles the trinep)e of
"lb open ihmr" for the commerce of
all nation lo Korea; ami. most Im
ior(an( of alt, It pledge each iwer
to niWn (o (he assistant' of the olhrt .
In war. not mendy when Its ally It
attacked by two owir, a In tbn
earlier tri-aty, but when, It I luvtdint
In any war In defense of It territorial
right or M-elnl Interest "lit (he re
gion of eastern Asia ami India"
The folly of maintaining custom
house ( serte th Inter! of 4I
llctaii I dearly outlined by -
It. Itcynotds, w-iiml assistant of Ik
Culled Htate treasury, who ay that
of tins I .".7 custom Mtrt In our country
HI do not pay expense. CrMrld,
Md , receive! S22.70 In customs last
ear ami $2,700 was jwld out for
salaries. Beaufort, N. C look In f I M
In revenue ami the salarte mll to
gather thl liny inn were nltout II.
Wl. All told. I Im 111 nftlre. where
the receipt fall behlml the exM'U.
cost tho government ii.nirly fJMi.tfO
Htirgcon Oeneral It. M. O'llellly t
the iirmy lias Hiiliiullt.il mi oxhaustWit
annual reort on health eomlltlomi n
tWrnlary Toft. Tho reort says that
Hie enlisted strength of tho army, at
shown imii the monthly sick report,
WM" M.7I", nnd on (he return of (hn
tnllltnry secretary HO.I.W, ami calcula
tion arn untile up on the latter figure,
,,pk report" during the joar. i-hI
death from nil cause mid 1,377 dls-
charges for disability. The llguriM.
Ilr. O'llellly says, show n steady nnd
progressive Improvement In the health
of thu army.
When tho Civil War closed the
Culoii army had mi enrollment of a
lltllo moi-o than a million. In Juno
of this year the report of thn Commix
sinner of Pension showed morn than
six hundred ami eighty Iho.ismid sur
vivors on the pension roll. Thorn
nro probably ninny vi.iun.ns who do
not appear on tho pension rolls, so that
tho number of survivors la remark
nbly largo. Certainly tho sentimental
cartoon which tho newspapcra print
caclt Memorial day of the "Ihln blue
lino" mid decimated ranks does not
represent tho fuels.
iiccauso or tim loss of submarlf
boat in Kiirope, tho Kccrcinry of
.iiivr mis oruercu mat no AmerlfTm VI
si.binatli.o ho allowed to go flown un
less accompi.uh'd by u convoy equip
ped with hoisting apparatus for mu
It. ciiHo of nccldci.t. Kvcry nuithor
whoso son goes nbonril a Hiibinnrlno
vessel will bo glnd (hut this order has
been Issued. And when tho President
wont down In tho Plunger nt Oyster